OmniVision (NASDAQ:OVTI) is guiding for FQ2 revenue of $360M-$390M and EPS of $0.43-$0.59, in-line with a consensus of $374.5M and $0.49.
FQ1 gross margin was 21.7%, up from 20.1% in FQ4 and 17.4% a year ago. GAAP opex +17% Y/Y to $56.3M. Cash/short-term investments rose by $73.2M Q/Q to $524.2M (compares with a market cap of $1.6B).
Both mobile and automotive demand fueled the FQ1 beat. OmniVision says it's "ramping up multiple members" of its high-end PureCel image sensors for mobile clients.
No update is given in the earnings release on OmniVision's review of a $29/share non-binding offer from a Chinese group led by Hua Capital. Shares are at $27.73 AH.