AMBA Ambarella

Ambarella, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor design company, focusing on low-power, high-definition and Ultra HD video compression, image processing, and computer vision processors. Ambarella's products are used in a wide variety of human and computer vision applications, including video security, advanced driver assistance systems , electronic mirror, drive recorder, driver and in-cabin monitoring, autonomous driving, and robotics applications. Ambarella's system on chips are designed to deliver a combination of video compression, image processing, and computer vision performance with low-power operation to enable cameras to extract data from high-resolution video streams. Ambarella was founded in 2004 by Feng-Ming Wang and Les Kohn with the goal of developing high-definition H.264 video encoders for the professional broadcast market. Soon after, Ambarella applied this same technology to consumer video and security IP camera markets, focusing on the development of low-power, compression-efficient chips capable of producing high-quality imagery in challenging lighting and high-motion environments. Over the next decade, Ambarella chips were featured in a number of notable consumer camera products, including the GoPro Hero, the Dropcam by Nest, and the DJI Phantom series of drones.

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Financial data from Ambarella earnings reports.

Cash burn rate (estimated) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income/loss Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 241.28M 241.28M 241.28M 241.28M 241.28M 241.28M
Cash burn (monthly) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) 4.67M 5.1M (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn)
Cash used (since last report) n/a n/a 16.75M 18.28M n/a n/a
Cash remaining n/a n/a 224.53M 223M n/a n/a
Runway (months of cash) n/a n/a 48.1 43.7 n/a n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
31 Mar 21 Day Christopher Ordinary Shares Sell Dispose S No No 99.8172 285 28.45K 11,317
16 Mar 21 Kohn Leslie Ordinary Shares Sell Dispose S No No 112 22,417 2.51M 861,695
16 Mar 21 Kohn Leslie Ordinary Shares Option exercise Aquire M No No 0 46,070 0 884,112
16 Mar 21 Kohn Leslie RSU Ordinary Shares Option exercise Dispose M No No 0 2,734 0 21,878
16 Mar 21 Kohn Leslie RSU Ordinary Shares Option exercise Dispose M No No 0 2,967 0 11,868
16 Mar 21 Kohn Leslie RSU Ordinary Shares Option exercise Dispose M No No 0 4,037 0 4,037
16 Mar 21 Kohn Leslie RSU Ordinary Shares Option exercise Dispose M No No 0 41,522 0 0
16 Mar 21 Wang Feng-Ming Ordinary Shares Sell Dispose S No No 112 41,838 4.69M 599,989
16 Mar 21 Wang Feng-Ming Ordinary Shares Option exercise Aquire M No No 0 83,554 0 641,827
16 Mar 21 Wang Feng-Ming RSU Ordinary Shares Option exercise Dispose M No No 0 3,592 0 28,740

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

73.1% owned by funds/institutions
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Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 250 211 +18.5%
Opened positions 66 34 +94.1%
Closed positions 27 33 -18.2%
Increased positions 65 69 -5.8%
Reduced positions 89 69 +29.0%
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Current Prev Q Change
Total value 2.44B 1.33B +83.6%
Total shares 26.5M 25.44M +4.2%
Total puts 1.58M 833.4K +89.2%
Total calls 4.95M 2.57M +92.9%
Total put/call ratio 0.3 0.3 -1.9%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
Vanguard 3.11M $285.25M +3.6%
BLK Blackrock 2.84M $261.04M -0.6%
STT State Street 1.18M $108.73M +11.4%
Alliancebernstein 964.52K $88.56M +433.9%
JHG Janus Henderson 940.22K $86.37M -25.2%
Renaissance Technologies 841.13K $77.23M -30.0%
Dimensional Fund Advisors 716.96K $65.83M -1.1%
Baillie Gifford & Co 577.39K $53.02M +15.2%
AXAHF Axa 564.94K $51.87M -3.8%
Geode Capital Management 563.96K $51.78M +5.4%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Alliancebernstein 964.52K +783.87K +433.9%
Van Berkom & Associates 0 -674.23K EXIT
Columbus Circle Investors 478.39K +478.39K NEW
ATAC Neuberger Berman 225.57K -398.88K -63.9%
CloudAlpha Capital Management Limited/Hong Kong 375K +375K NEW
Renaissance Technologies 841.13K -360.5K -30.0%
Maplelane Capital 335.36K +335.36K NEW
Norges Bank 329.14K +329.14K NEW
JHG Janus Henderson 940.22K -317.15K -25.2%
Eaton Vance Management 341.31K +253.8K +290.0%

Financial report summary

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  • The COVID-19 pandemic could adversely affect our business in a material way.
  • If our customers do not design our solutions into their product offerings, or if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful, our business would suffer.
  • Our primary inventory warehouse is located in Hong Kong and may be affected by recent political, social and economic conditions in Hong Kong.
  • Our target markets may not grow or develop as we currently expect and are subject to market risks, any of which could harm our business, revenue and operating results.
  • We depend on a limited number of customers and end customers for a significant portion of our revenue. If we fail to retain or expand our customer relationships, our revenue could decline.
  • If we fail to develop and introduce new or enhanced solutions on a timely basis, our ability to attract and retain customers could be impaired and our competitive position could be harmed.
  • Achieving design wins is subject to lengthy competitive selection processes that require us to incur significant costs. Even if we begin a product design, a customer may decide to cancel or change its product plans, resulting in no revenue from such expenditures.
  • We expect competition to increase in the future, which could have an adverse effect on our revenue and market share.
  • While we intend to continue to invest in research and development, we may be unable to make the substantial investments that are required to remain competitive in our business.
  • We rely on highly skilled personnel and, if we are unable to hire, retain or motivate key personnel, we may not be able to grow effectively.
  • The average selling prices of video and image processing solutions in our target markets have typically decreased over time and will likely do so in the future, which could harm our revenue and gross margins.
  • If we are unable to manage any future growth, we may not be able to execute our business plan and our operating results could suffer.
  • Deterioration of the financial conditions of our customers could adversely affect our operating results.
  • We are subject to the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry.
  • The complexity of our solutions could result in unforeseen delays or expenses from undetected defects, errors or bugs in hardware or software which could reduce the market adoption of our new solutions, damage our reputation with current or prospective customers and adversely affect our operating costs.
  • A breach of our security systems may have a material adverse effect on our business.
  • Rapidly changing industry standards could make our video and image processing solutions obsolete, which would cause our operating results to suffer.
  • Fluctuations in our operating results on a quarterly and annual basis could cause the market price of our ordinary shares to decline.
  • If we do not generate revenue growth, we may not be able to execute our business plan and our operating results could suffer.
  • We may have difficulty accurately predicting our future revenue and appropriately budgeting our expenses.
  • Changes to financial accounting standards may affect our results of operations and could cause us to change our business practices.
  • Fluctuations in exchange rates between and among the currencies of the countries in which we do business may adversely affect our operating results.
  • We cannot predict our future capital needs, and we may not be able to obtain additional financing to fund our operations.
  • Our marketable securities portfolio could experience a decline in market value, which could materially and adversely affect our financial results.
  • We do not have long-term supply contracts with our third-party manufacturing vendors, and they may not allocate sufficient capacity to us at reasonable prices to meet future demands for our solutions.
  • We outsource our wafer fabrication, assembly and testing operations to third parties, and if these parties fail to produce and deliver our products according to requested demands in specification, quantity, cost and time, our reputation, customer relationships and operating results could suffer.
  • A substantial portion of our revenue is processed through a single distributor and the loss of this distributor may cause disruptions in our shipments, which may adversely affect our operations and financial condition.
  • Camera manufacturers incorporate components supplied by multiple third parties, and a supply shortage or delay in delivery of these components could delay orders for our solutions by our customers.
  • If our foundry vendors do not achieve satisfactory yields or quality, our reputation and customer relationships could be harmed.
  • We rely on third parties to provide services and technology necessary for the operation of our business. Any failure of one or more of our vendors, suppliers or licensors to provide such services or technology could harm our business.
  • Any disruption to the operations of our third-party contractors and their suppliers could cause significant delays in the production or shipment of our products.
  • Our ability to sell our products to several China customers has been restricted.
  • Global economic and political conditions, including possible trade tariffs and trade restrictions, may have an impact on our business and financial condition in ways that we currently cannot predict.
  • We are subject to warranty and product liability claims and to product recalls.
  • We are subject to governmental laws, regulations and other legal obligations related to privacy and data protection.
  • We, our customers and third-party contractors are subject to increasingly complex environmental regulations and compliance with these regulations may delay or interrupt our operations and adversely affect our business.
  • Regulations related to “conflict minerals” may force us to incur additional expenses, may make our supply chain more complex and may result in damage to our reputation with customers.
  • We are subject to regulatory compliance requirements, including Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which are costly to comply with, and our failure to comply with these requirements could harm our business and operating results.
  • Unfavorable tax law changes, an unfavorable governmental review of our tax returns, changes in our geographical earnings mix or imposition of withholding taxes on repatriated earnings could adversely affect our effective tax rate and our operating results.
  • Changes in our United States federal income tax classification, or that of our subsidiaries, could result in adverse tax consequences to our 10% or greater U.S. shareholders.
  • Our failure to adequately protect our intellectual property rights could impair our ability to compete effectively or defend ourselves from litigation, which could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.
  • Third parties’ assertions of infringement of their intellectual property rights could result in our having to incur significant costs and cause our operating results to suffer.
  • Any potential dispute involving our patents or other intellectual property could affect our customers, which could trigger our indemnification obligations to them and result in substantial expense to us.
  • The use of open source software in our products, processes and technology may expose us to additional risks and compromise our proprietary intellectual property.
  • The market price of our ordinary shares may be volatile, which could cause the value of your investment to decline.
  • The price of our ordinary shares could decrease as a result of shares being sold in the market.
  • We do not intend to pay dividends on our ordinary shares and, consequently, a shareholder’s ability to achieve a return on its investment will depend on appreciation in the price of our ordinary shares.
  • Provisions of our memorandum and articles of association and Cayman Islands corporate law may discourage or prevent an acquisition of us which could adversely affect the value of our ordinary shares.
  • Holders of our ordinary shares may face difficulties in protecting their interests because we are incorporated under Cayman Islands law.
  • Holders of our ordinary shares may have difficulty obtaining or enforcing a judgment against us because we are incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands.
  • If our operations are interrupted, our business and reputation could suffer.
  • Securities Authorized for Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans
  • Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities
  • Selected Consolidated Statements of Operations Data:
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  • Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Highlights and Trends
  • Cost of Revenue and Gross Margin
  • Selling, General and Administrative
  • Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes
  • Comparison of the Fiscal Years Ended January 31, 2021, 2020 and 2019
  • Cost of Revenue and Gross Margin
  • Selling, General and Administrative
  • Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes
  • Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities
  • Net Cash Used in Investing Activities
  • Operating and Capital Expenditure Requirements
  • Contractual Obligations, Commitments and Contingencies
  • Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units
  • Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
  • Recent Accounting Pronouncements
  • Net Income (Loss) Per Ordinary Share
  • Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
  • Inherent Limitations of Disclosure Controls and Internal Control over Financial Reporting
  • Definition and Limitations of Internal Control over Financial Reporting
  • 1. Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
  • Foreign Currency Transactions
  • Fair Value of Financial Instruments
  • Cash Equivalents and Marketable Debt Securities
  • Trade Accounts Receivable and Allowance for Credit Losses
  • Impairment of Long-Lived Assets Including Goodwill and Other Acquired Intangible Assets
  • Selling, General and Administrative
  • Net Income (Loss) Per Ordinary Share
  • Comprehensive Income (Loss)
  • Recent Accounting Pronouncements
  • Contract Manufacturer Commitments
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