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Ambarella is a leading developer of low-power, high-definition and Ultra HD video compression and image processing solutions. The Company’s products are used in a variety of professional and consumer applications including security IP-cameras, wearable cameras, flying cameras, and automotive video processing solutions. Its groundbreaking imaging algorithms — combined with ultra-high-speed pixel processing — enhance dynamic range, eliminate noise and deliver outstanding color fidelity under the most challenging lighting conditions. Ambarella's compression chips are also used in broadcasting TV programs worldwide.

TypePublic
Founded2004
HQSanta Clara, CA, US
Websiteambarella.com
Employee Ratings3.9

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2019)750(+7%)
Revenue (FY, 2020)$228.7 M
Share Price (Feb 2021)$112.5
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Ambarella

Fermi Wang

Fermi Wang

CEO & Co-Founder, Director
Les Kohn

Les Kohn

Chief Technology Officer, Director
Hsiao-Wuen Hon

Hsiao-Wuen Hon

Director
Chenming Hu

Chenming Hu

Director
Didier Legall

Didier Legall

Executive Vice President
Kevin C. Eichler

Kevin C. Eichler

Chief Financial Officer
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Ambarella Office Locations

Ambarella has offices in Santa Clara, Shenzhen, Parma, Yokohama and in 1 other location
Santa Clara, CA, US (HQ)
3101 Jay St
Shenzhen, CN
Nanshan
Seongnam-si, KR
19 Hwangsaeul-ro 258(ibaegosippal, Sunae 1(il)-dong, Bundang-gu
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Ambarella Financials and Metrics

Ambarella Revenue

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Ambarella's revenue was reported to be $228.73 m in FY, 2020
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Revenue (Q2, 2021)

50.1m

Gross profit (Q2, 2021)

31.0m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2021), %

61.8%

Net income (Q2, 2021)

(14.8m)

EBIT (Q2, 2021)

(15.3m)

Market capitalization (26-Feb-2021)

4.0b

Closing stock price (26-Feb-2021)

112.5

Cash (31-Jul-2020)

220.6m

EV

3.7b
Ambarella's current market capitalization is $4 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

310.3m295.4m227.8m228.7m

Revenue growth, %

(5%)(23%)

Cost of goods sold

105.3m107.7m89.6m96.0m

Gross profit

205.0m187.7m138.1m132.7m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Revenue

64.1m71.6m89.1m56.9m62.5m57.3m47.2m56.4m67.9m54.6m50.1m

Cost of goods sold

23.2m26.8m32.4m22.0m24.5m22.7m19.3m24.0m28.8m22.6m19.2m

Gross profit

41.0m44.8m56.6m34.9m38.0m34.6m27.9m32.4m39.1m32.0m31.0m

Gross profit Margin, %

64%63%64%61%61%60%59%58%58%59%62%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

322.9m346.7m194.0m231.4m

Accounts Receivable

38.6m31.3m26.2m18.5m

Prepaid Expenses

5.0m

Inventories

20.1m23.4m18.3m23.0m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Cash

335.2m309.7m320.9m336.7m295.3m212.3m204.4m222.7m252.3m236.6m220.6m

Accounts Receivable

22.9m38.4m47.2m25.7m29.0m32.4m26.5m27.9m21.6m20.7m23.3m

Prepaid Expenses

4.5m5.2m4.8m3.5m

Inventories

19.1m17.7m21.1m23.0m30.8m23.3m17.6m17.4m19.8m22.0m23.9m
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

57.8m18.9m(30.4m)(44.8m)

Depreciation and Amortization

1.6m1.8m2.6m11.6m

Inventories

(2.0m)(3.2m)5.1m(4.7m)

Accounts Payable

5.8m(140.0k)(7.0m)2.1m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Net Income

2.6m5.9m17.6m(10.0m)(16.9m)(25.9m)(17.3m)(27.5m)(31.8m)(15.5m)(30.2m)

Depreciation and Amortization

412.0k855.0k1.3m636.0k1.3m1.9m2.7m5.4m8.2m2.9m5.8m

Inventories

1.1m2.4m(952.0k)415.0k(7.4m)55.0k617.0k876.0k(1.6m)1.0m(936.0k)

Accounts Payable

(2.1m)3.5m6.3m(2.4m)3.6m(8.7m)3.3m6.1m5.9m5.7m(1.2m)
USDFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

463.8k

Financial Leverage

1.1 x
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Ambarella Operating Metrics

Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2014Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2015Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2016

Patent Applications

28 25 23 26 30 36 49 57 53 46 47 50

Patents (Foreign)

4 4 4 4 9 9 11 13 13 13 15 15

Patents (US)

49 56 60 62 66 66 70 73 81 85 90 94

Product Lines

18 18 20
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Ambarella Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

73/100

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Ambarella Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

out of 100

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Ambarella Online and Social Media Presence

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Ambarella Company Culture

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    100/100

  • Compensation

    D

    55/100

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Ambarella News and Updates

Ambarella Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Earnings Conference Call to be Held March 2, 2021

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ambarella, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA), an AI vision silicon company, today announced it will hold its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021 earnings conference call on Tuesday March 2, at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The company will issue its earnings rele…

Ambarella unveils 8K AI vision processor for car, drone, and robot cameras

Ambarella has unveiled the CV5 AI Vision Processor to handle 8K image processing for car, consumer, crone, and robot cameras.

: Ambarella stock rises on better-than-expected results, outlook

Ambarella Inc. AMBA shares rose in the extended session Monday after the video components maker reported a better-than-expected outlook and results. Ambarella shares gained 5.5% after hours, following a 0.1% decline in the regular session to close at $66.37. The company reported a third-quarter loss…

Ambarella, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ambarella, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA), an AI vision silicon company, today announced financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2021 ended October 31, 2020.

Ambarella Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Earnings Conference Call to be Held November 23, 2020

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ambarella, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA), an AI vision silicon company, today announced it will hold its third quarter fiscal year 2021 earnings conference call on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The company will issue its earnings …

Ambarella launches computer vision chips for edge AI

Chip designer Ambarella has announced a new computer vision chip for processing artificial intelligence at the edge.
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Ambarella Blogs

Motional Selects Ambarella CVflow® AI Vision Processors for its Driverless Vehicles

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—March 2, 2021—Ambarella, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA), an AI vision silicon company, today announced that Motional, a global leader in driverless technology, has selected Ambarella’s CVflow® family of AI processors for its driverless vehicles. The processors work with Motional’s network o…

Ambarella introduces CV5 high performance AI vision processor for single 8K and multi-imager AI cameras

SANTA CLARA, Calif.,—January 11, 2021—Ambarella, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA), an AI vision silicon company, today unveiled CV5, an artificial intelligence (AI) vision processor capable of recording 8K video or four 4K video streams. The new system on chip (SoC) will enable the development of intelligent aut…

The show must go on.

We won’t be in Las Vegas this year, but we still plan on showcasing our latest AI solutions in January. In a year filled with changes, we at Ambarella are busy preparing for a different kind of CES event. Like a lot of companies, we’re adapting to (and doing our best to embrace!) a virtual […] Read …

Onward to L2+.

The road to vehicular autonomy will take a detour between Levels 2 and 3. Hands-on, actively supervised self-driving features, including automated steering, acceleration, and braking, have seen a surge in popularity in recent years. Pioneered by Tesla’s Autopilot, these semi-autonomous systems—once …

An award for our website.

Ambarella’s website was recently awarded with a Gold Certificate from the American Advertising Federation (AAF), Silicon Valley chapter, in the business-to-business category. Known as the ADDYs, these awards recognize and reward creative excellence in advertising and marketing across the U.S. Local …

What about privacy?

In an age of universal surveillance, our sensing camera solutions offer a privacy-focused alternative. Security cameras are seemingly everywhere, all around us. They’ve become so ubiquitous that we barely even notice them anymore, monitoring and recording us as we drive on highways, walk past banks,…
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Ambarella Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Ambarella founded?

    Ambarella was founded in 2004.

  • Who are Ambarella key executives?

    Ambarella's key executives are Fermi Wang, Les Kohn and Hsiao-Wuen Hon.

  • How many employees does Ambarella have?

    Ambarella has 750 employees.

  • What is Ambarella revenue?

    Latest Ambarella annual revenue is $228.7 m.

  • What is Ambarella revenue per employee?

    Latest Ambarella revenue per employee is $305 k.

  • Who are Ambarella competitors?

    Competitors of Ambarella include Blackmagic Design, Xperi and Inprentus.

  • Where is Ambarella headquarters?

    Ambarella headquarters is located at 3101 Jay St, Santa Clara.

  • Where are Ambarella offices?

    Ambarella has offices in Santa Clara, Shenzhen, Parma, Yokohama and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does Ambarella have?

    Ambarella has 8 offices.