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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 -- Audience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADNC), the leader in advanced voice and audio processing for mobile devices, today announced its second quarter 2014 financial results.

Revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $37.5 million, compared with $45.3 million for the same period in 2013. As reported under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), second quarter 2014 net loss was ($4.4) million, or ($0.20) per diluted share based on weighted average shares outstanding of 22.5 million. This compares with GAAP net income of $2.7 million, or $0.11 per diluted share based on weighted average shares outstanding of 23.2 million, for the same period in 2013. Gross margin on a GAAP basis for the second quarter of 2014 was 54.6% of revenue, compared to 59.0% of revenue for the same period in 2013.

Non-GAAP net loss, as defined below, for the second quarter of 2014 was ($2.2) million, or ($0.10) per diluted share based on weighted average shares outstanding of 22.5 million. This compares with non-GAAP net income of $5.7 million, or $0.24 per diluted share based on weighted average shares outstanding of 23.2 million, for the same period in 2013. Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis for the second quarter of 2014 was 54.9% of revenue, compared to 59.2% of revenue for the same period in 2013.

"We were pleased to announce the acquisition of Sensor Platforms, Inc. in this quarter and have moved quickly to integrate the engineering teams after closing to allow us to rapidly scale our capabilities in multi-sensory processing," said Peter Santos, president and chief executive officer, Audience. "We believe the resulting fusion of voice, motion, context awareness and analytics will allow Audience to deliver hardware and software solutions for seamless natural user experiences that transform the way consumers engage with devices."

"Operationally, we executed well in the second quarter as our financial results met or exceeded our guidance for the second quarter," said Kevin Palatnik, chief financial officer. "Going forward, with near-term expected softness with certain high end smartphones, we plan to implement expense reductions in excess of 15% of current run rate during Q3."

Business Outlook

For the third quarter of 2014, Audience expects total revenue to be in the range of $25 to $28 million. Third quarter GAAP gross margin is expected to be in the range of 51.5% to 54.5%. Third quarter GAAP net loss, which includes $2.2 million of expected stock-based compensation expense, is expected to be in the range of ($11.0) to ($12.5) million, or ($0.48) to ($0.54) per diluted share on approximately 22.8 million diluted weighted average shares outstanding.

Third quarter non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be in the range of 52% to 54%. Third quarter non-GAAP net loss is expected to be in the range of ($8.5) to ($10.0) million, or ($0.37) to ($0.43) per share on a diluted basis.

The foregoing statements regarding the company's business outlook reflect the acquisition of Sensor Platforms, Inc. in July 2014.

A schedule showing a reconciliation of the business outlook from GAAP diluted net loss per share to non-GAAP diluted net loss per share is included with this release.

The above information concerning guidance represents Audience's outlook only as of the date hereof and is subject to change as a result of amendments to material contracts and other changes in business conditions. Audience undertakes no obligation to update or revise any financial forecast or other forward looking statements, as a result of new developments or otherwise.

Quarterly Conference Call Today

Peter Santos, president and chief executive officer, and Kevin Palatnik, chief financial officer, will host a conference call today at 1:30 pm (Pacific) / 4:30 pm (Eastern). Attendees are asked to join the call at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. The call may be accessed by dialing 1-877-212-6076 (toll free) or 1-707-287-9331 (international). The passcode is 68924354. A live and archived webcast of the call will be available on Audience's website at http://investor.audience.com for 30 days.

Audience expects that its corporate representatives will meet privately during the quarter with investors, the media, investment analysts and others. At these meetings, Audience may reiterate the business outlook published in this press release. At the same time, Audience will keep this press release, including the business outlook, publicly available on its website.

Beginning September 12, 2014, Audience will observe a Quiet Period during which Audience's representatives will not comment on Audience's business outlook, financial results or expectations. The Quiet Period will extend until the day when Audience's Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Release is published, which is currently scheduled to be October 30, 2014.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Audience prepares its financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for the United States (GAAP). The non-GAAP financial measures, such as gross margin, net income and earnings per share information for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and similar periods from the prior year included in this press release are different from those otherwise presented under GAAP. The following are explanations of each type of adjustment that we incorporate into non-GAAP financial measures:

Stock-based compensation expense relates to equity incentive awards granted to our employees, directors and consultants under GAAP. Stock-based compensation expense has been and will continue to be a significant recurring expense for Audience. While we include the dilutive impact of such equity awards in weighted average shares outstanding, the expense associated with stock-based awards reflects a non-cash charge that we exclude from non-GAAP net income.

On June 5, 2012, Audience entered into a lease agreement for its future corporate headquarters facility in Mountain View, California. Pursuant to the lease agreement, the lease falls under "build-to-suit" accounting treatment and therefore, in accordance with accounting for the effect of lessee involvement in asset construction, the company is considered to be the owner of the real estate project during the construction period. As such, Audience recorded an asset for construction in progress for incurred construction costs, and a liability for those costs that are not funded by the company. Additionally, the rent costs associated with the ground lease during construction was recorded to the income statement. This rent cost is a non-cash charge that the company excluded from its non-GAAP net income. The construction was completed and the lease commenced October 1, 2013. Upon lease commencement, "build-to-suit" accounting treatment was terminated. The company concluded that the lease qualifies for sale-leaseback accounting treatment and that the lease is to be recorded as an operating lease.

On July 11, 2014, Audience completed its acquisition of Sensor Platforms, Inc. Certain non-recurring acquisition costs have been excluded from non-GAAP net income.

Non-GAAP financial information is adjusted for a tax rate equal to our three year annual estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income. Our three year estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income is determined annually and may be adjusted during the year to take into account events or trends that we believe materially impact the estimated annual rate including, but not limited to, significant changes resulting from tax legislation, material changes in the geographic mix of revenues and expenses and other significant events. Due to the differences in the tax treatment of items excluded from non-GAAP earnings, as well as the methodology applied to our estimated annual tax rates, our estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income may differ from our GAAP tax rate and from our actual tax liabilities.

Audience has provided these measures in addition to GAAP financial results because management believes these non-GAAP measures help provide a consistent basis for comparison between quarters and annual growth rates that are not influenced by certain non-cash charges and therefore are helpful in understanding Audience's underlying operating results. These non-GAAP measures are some of the primary measures Audience's management uses for planning and forecasting. These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, GAAP and these non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to information provided by other companies. Reconciliations of the GAAP to non-GAAP results are presented at the end of this press release.

Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in the press release and certain matters to be discussed on the second quarter conference call regarding Audience, Inc., which are not historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as believe, expect, may, will, provide, could and should and the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. These statements, including statements relating to expectations of future revenue, net income and operating margin performance, integration of the Sensor Platforms' team and technology, future success for various products and our leadership position in the market, and the demand for our solutions including continued demand by customers upon whom we are substantially dependent are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those we anticipate as a result of various factors, including: completion of our June 30, 2014 review by our independent auditors, and potential fluctuations in the company's quarterly and annual operating results and financial condition, including but not limited to matters related to tax; our dependence on a single OEM, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., for a substantial portion of our revenue; weak demand for high end smart phones and the impact on our business; our need to maintain and expand our existing relationships with our OEMs, including Samsung and leading Chinese OEMs, and to establish relationships with new OEMs in order to maintain and increase our revenue; our ability to sustain profitable operations due to our history of losses and accumulated deficit; quarterly fluctuations in our results due to factors such as the timing of OEM product launches and customer purchasing behavior in light of anticipated mobile phone launches; our assessments of whether we have excess or obsolete inventory; increasing competition and new entrants in the market for our products; our need to diversify our sources of revenue; our ability to successfully integrate Sensor Platforms' team and technology; our ability to enter new end user product markets, as well as new geographic markets; pressure on the average selling prices for our products; our lengthy sales cycle and the lack of certainty as to whether any given OEM's products will achieve market acceptance; our OEMs' lengthy and expensive process to qualify our products; our ability to develop new or enhanced products in a timely manner that achieve market acceptance; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble and test our products; increased defects that may be present in our products as we scale our manufacturing processes; the impact of future intellectual property litigation and claims for indemnification; changes in tax laws or our ability to utilize our tax structure and net operating losses and other risks inherent in fabless semiconductor businesses. For a discussion of these and other related risks, please refer to "Risk Factors" in our most recent Quarter Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2014, which is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management's beliefs and assumptions only as of the date made. You should review our SEC (SCUR) filings carefully and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect.

Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

About Audience

Audience is the leader in advanced voice and audio processing for mobile devices, and a pioneer in multisensory processing and natural user experience technology for consumer devices. Its technologies, based in auditory neuroscience, improve the mobile voice experience, as well as enhance speech-based services and audio quality for multimedia. In early 2014, the Company announced its expansion into multisensory and motion processing. Through the combination of Advanced Voice and multisensory processing, Audience aims to transform the way consumers engage with devices by enabling seamless natural user experiences and context-aware services. The Company's products have been shipped in more than 400 million devices worldwide. For more information, see www.audience.com.

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                               Audience, Inc.
                   Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
              (in thousands, except share and per share data)
                                (unaudited)

                                                   June 30,    December 31,
                                                     2014          2013
                                                 ------------  ------------
Assets
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                      $    108,385  $    124,691
  Short-term investments                               14,999        14,855
  Restricted cash                                           -           170
  Accounts receivable, net                              9,589         5,670
  Inventories                                          20,154        13,422
  Other current assets                                  6,761         4,676
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total current assets                              159,888       163,484

Property and equipment, net                            13,141        13,533
Other noncurrent assets                                 2,679         2,402
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total assets                                 $    175,708  $    179,419
                                                 ============  ============

Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable                               $      9,065  $      6,304
  Accrued and other current liabilities                 7,964        10,673
  Deferred credits and income                             470           265
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total current liabilities                          17,499        17,242

Income taxes payable - noncurrent                       1,299           935
Other liabilities - noncurrent                          1,988         1,861
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total liabilities                                  20,786        20,038
                                                 ------------  ------------

Stockholders' equity:
  Common stock                                             23            22
  Additional paid-in capital                          191,165       183,840
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)             -            (1)
  Accumulated deficit                                 (36,266)      (24,480)
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total stockholders' equity                        154,922       159,381
                                                 ------------  ------------
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity       $    175,708  $    179,419
                                                 ============  ============



                               Audience, Inc.
              Condensed consolidated statements of operations
                   (in thousands, except per share data)
                                (unaudited)


                                  Three months ended     Six months ended
                                       June 30,              June 30,
                                 --------------------  --------------------
                                    2014       2013       2014       2013
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Revenue:
  Hardware                       $  34,995  $  42,788  $  69,071  $  86,456
  Licensing                          2,526      2,521      4,410      6,082
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

  Total revenue                     37,521     45,309     73,481     92,538

Cost of revenue                     17,016     18,562     34,380     40,282
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

  Gross profit                      20,505     26,747     39,101     52,256

Operating expenses:
  Research and development          13,363     10,349     25,551     19,799
  Selling, general and
   administrative                   12,331     10,793     24,576     21,138
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Total operating expenses            25,694     21,142     50,127     40,937
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Income (loss) from operations       (5,189)     5,605    (11,026)    11,319

Interest income, net                    10         37         28         91
Other expense, net                     (33)       (84)       (66)      (159)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Income (loss) before income
 taxes                              (5,212)     5,558    (11,064)    11,251
Income tax provision (benefits)       (763)     2,891        722      3,939
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Net income (loss)                $  (4,449) $   2,667  $ (11,786) $   7,312
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========

Net income (loss) per share:
  Basic                          $   (0.20) $    0.13  $   (0.53) $    0.35
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========
  Diluted                        $   (0.20) $    0.11  $   (0.53) $    0.32
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========

Weighted average shares used in
 computing net
income (loss) per share:
  Basic                             22,518     21,240     22,370     21,101
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========
  Diluted                           22,518     23,230     22,370     23,157
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========



                               Audience, Inc.
              GAAP to Non-GAAP net income (loss) reconciliation
                               (in thousands)
                                 (unaudited)

                                    Three months ended    Six months ended
                                         June 30,             June 30,
                                   -------------------- --------------------
                                      2014       2013      2014       2013
                                   ---------  --------- ---------  ---------

GAAP net income (loss)             $  (4,449) $   2,667 $ (11,786) $   7,312
  Stock-based compensation             1,924      1,326     3,500      2,643
  Non-cash rent expense                    -        183         -        431
  Acquisition-related fees and
   expenses                              546          -       546          -
  Tax adjustments                       (215)     1,478     2,125      1,478
                                   ---------  --------- ---------  ---------
Non-GAAP net income (loss)         $  (2,194) $   5,654 $  (5,615) $  11,864
                                   =========  ========= =========  =========



                               Audience, Inc.
                Computation of GAAP earnings (loss) per share
                (in thousands, except for per share amounts)
                                 (unaudited)

                                    Three months ended    Six months ended
                                         June 30,             June 30,
                                   -------------------- --------------------
                                      2014       2013      2014       2013
                                   ---------  --------- ---------  ---------

Computation of GAAP net income
 (loss) per share:

GAAP net income (loss)             $  (4,449) $   2,667 $ (11,786) $   7,312
                                   =========  ========= =========  =========

Weighted average shares used in
 computing net income (loss) per
 share:
  Basic                               22,518     21,240    22,370     21,101
                                   =========  ========= =========  =========
  Diluted                             22,518     23,230    22,370     23,157
                                   =========  ========= =========  =========

Net income (loss) per share:
  Basic                            $   (0.20) $    0.13 $   (0.53) $    0.35
                                   =========  ========= =========  =========
  Diluted                          $   (0.20) $    0.11 $   (0.53) $    0.32
                                   =========  ========= =========  =========



                               Audience, Inc.
  Unaudited reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per
                                    share
                    (in thousands, except per share data)

                                    Three months ended    Six months ended
                                         June 30,             June 30,
                                   -------------------- --------------------
                                      2014       2013      2014       2013
                                   ---------  --------- ---------  ---------

GAAP net income (loss)             $  (4,449) $   2,667 $ (11,786) $   7,312
Non-GAAP adjustments:
  Stock-based compensation             1,924      1,326     3,500      2,643
  Non-cash rent expense                    -        183         -        431
  Acquisition-related fees and
   expenses                              546                  546          -
  Effective tax rate change             (215)     1,478     2,125      1,478
                                   ---------  --------- ---------  ---------
Non-GAAP net income (loss)         $  (2,194) $   5,654 $  (5,615) $  11,864
                                   =========  ========= =========  =========

GAAP - diluted weighted average
 shares                               22,518     23,230    22,370     23,157
                                   =========  ========= =========  =========
Non-GAAP - diluted weighted
 average shares                       22,518     23,230    22,370     23,157
                                   =========  ========= =========  =========


GAAP - diluted net income (loss)
 per share                         $   (0.20) $    0.11 $   (0.53) $    0.32
Non-GAAP adjustments:
  Stock-based compensation              0.09       0.06      0.16       0.11
  Non-cash rent expense                    -       0.01         -       0.02
  Acquisition-related fees and
   expenses                             0.02          -      0.02          -
  Effective tax rate change            (0.01)      0.06      0.10       0.06
                                   ---------  --------- ---------  ---------
Non-GAAP - diluted net income
 (loss) per share                  $   (0.10) $    0.24 $   (0.25) $    0.51
                                   =========  ========= =========  =========



                    Three months ended June 30,  Three months ended June 30,
                               2014                          2013
                   ----------------------------  ---------------------------
                   Reported  Adjustme            Reported Adjustme
                     GAAP       nts    Non-GAAP    GAAP      nts    Non-GAAP
                   --------  --------  --------  -------- --------  --------

Total revenue      $ 37,521  $      -  $ 37,521  $ 45,309 $      -  $ 45,309

Cost of revenue
 (1)                 17,016       (85)   16,931    18,562      (75)   18,487

                   --------  --------  --------  -------- --------  --------
Gross profit         20,505        85    20,590    26,747       75    26,822

Total operating
 expenses (1)        25,694    (2,385)   23,309    21,142   (1,434)   19,708
                   --------  --------  --------  -------- --------  --------
Income (loss) from
 operations        $ (5,189) $  2,470  $ (2,719) $  5,605 $  1,509  $  7,114


Income (loss)
 before income
 taxes             $ (5,212) $  2,470  $ (2,742) $  5,558 $  1,509  $  7,067

Income tax
 provision
 (benefits) (2)        (763)      215      (548)    2,891   (1,478)    1,413
                   --------  --------  --------  -------- --------  --------

Net income (loss)  $ (4,449) $  2,255  $ (2,194) $  2,667 $  2,987  $  5,654
                   ========  ========  ========  ======== ========  ========

------------------

(1) For the second quarter of 2014, adjustments are related to stock-based
 compensation expense of $1,924 and acquisition-related fees and expenses of
 $546 recognized for GAAP purposes. For the second quarter of 2013,
 adjustments are related to stock-based compensation expense of $1,326 and
 non-cash rent expense of $183 recognized for GAAP purposes.
(2) Adjustment reflects the tax effect from all non-GAAP adjustments for the
 periods.



                     Six months ended June 30,     Six months ended June 30,
                                2014                         2013
                 -----------------------------  ----------------------------
                  Reported   Adjust-             Reported  Adjust-
                    GAAP     ments    Non-GAAP     GAAP    ments    Non-GAAP
                 ---------  --------  --------  --------- --------  --------

Total revenue      $ 73,481  $      -  $ 73,481  $ 92,538 $      -  $ 92,538

Cost of revenue
 (1)                 34,380      (147)   34,233    40,282     (144)   40,138

                   --------  --------  --------  -------- --------  --------
Gross profit         39,101       147    39,248    52,256      144    52,400

Total operating
 expenses (1)        50,127    (3,899)   46,228    40,937   (2,930)   38,007
                   --------  --------  --------  -------- --------  --------
Income (loss) from
 operations        $(11,026) $  4,046  $ (6,980) $ 11,319 $  3,074  $ 14,393


Income (loss)
 before income
 taxes             $(11,064) $  4,046  $ (7,018) $ 11,251 $  3,074  $ 14,325

Income tax
 provision
 (benefits) (2)         722    (2,125)   (1,403)    3,939   (1,478)    2,461
                   --------  --------  --------  -------- --------  --------

Net income (loss)  $(11,786) $  6,171  $ (5,615) $  7,312 $  4,552  $ 11,864
                   ========  ========  ========  ======== ========  ========

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(1) For the six months ended June 30, 2014, adjustments are related to
 stock-based compensation expense of $3,500 and acquisition-related fees and
 expenses of $546 recognized for GAAP purposes. For the six months ended
 June 30, 2013, adjustments are related to stock-based compensation expense
 of $2,643 and non-cash rent expense of $431 recognized for GAAP purposes.
(2) Adjustment reflects the tax effect from all non-GAAP adjustments for the
 periods.



                               Audience, Inc.
    Estimated computation of GAAP to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share
                                (unaudited)

                                                          Three months
                                                             ending
                                                       September 30, 2014
                                                    -----------------------

Estimated GAAP diluted net loss per share           $       (0.48) - ($0.54)
Estimated stock-based compensation expense per
 share                                              $                  0.11
                                                    -----------------------
Non-GAAP diluted net loss per share                 $       (0.37) - ($0.43)
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