Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 6, 2018




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


000-49842   77-0556376
(Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1174 Castro Street, Suite 210, Mountain View, CA   94040
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)



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On February 6, 2018, CEVA, Inc. (the “Company”) announced its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2017. A copy of the press release, dated February 6, 2018, is attached and filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1. This information, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference to such filing.

In addition to the disclosure of financial results for the quarters and years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), the press release also included non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share (EPS) figures for the referenced periods.

Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2017 and 2016, as well as full year 2017 and 2016 excluded (a) equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes, and (b) the impact of the amortization of acquired intangibles associated with the acquisition of RivieraWaves.

The Company believes that the reconciliation of financial measures in the press release is useful to investors in analyzing the results for the quarters and years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 because the exclusion of such expenses may provide a more meaningful analysis of the Company’s core operating results and comparison of quarterly results. Further, the Company believes it is useful for investors to understand how the expenses associated with the application of FASB ASC No. 718 are reflected on its statements of income. The reconciliation of financial measures should be reviewed in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP, and are intended to provide additional insight into the Company’s operations that, when viewed with its GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliation, offer a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company’s business. The reconciliation of financial measures should not be viewed as a substitute for the Company’s reported GAAP results.



(d) Exhibits.


  99.1 Press release of CEVA, Inc., dated February 6, 2018.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


    CEVA, INC.
Date: February 6, 2018     By:  

/s/ Yaniv Arieli

      Yaniv Arieli
      Chief Financial Officer