After a couple of rough quarters, the restructuring to which wireless components maker RF Micro
The bottom line was actually deep in the red, mostly thanks to $26.6 million in restructuring charges aimed to slim the business down, taking a non-GAAP gain of $7.9 million and turning it into a $24.1 million GAAP loss. Other charges -- including the amortization of intangibles, gourmet chocolate truffles, and stock options expenses -- added millions to the loss as well. OK, chocolate truffles weren't actually part of the GAAP reconciliation, but I'm sure some companies out there spend heavily on the sweet confectionary.
RF Micro also saw solid top-line growth, as revenues jumped 9% sequentially and 13.7% year over year to $240.5 million. The company noted that sales of cellular front-end units grew at three times the market rate and its multimarket products group saw better than 20% sequential revenue growth. The company pointed to the revenue gains as a sign that it is holding up well against competitors like Broadcom
Outside of the major restructuring, the other strategic effort to diversify revenue streams appears to be taking hold as well. RF Micro's acquisition of Sirenza has helped add content from customers such as Flextronics
The company also released more "good" news: Secret party-crasher Motorola
Either way, only one customer contributed more than 10% of revenues this quarter, so RF Micro is well on its way to righting the business. With more sequential growth expected for the coming quarter, the company is showing good momentum going into the fall holiday season.
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