Magnachip Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Total AMOLED Sales Increased 42% Sequentially

SEOUL, South Korea and SAN JOSE, Calif., May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (“MagnaChip”) (NYSE: MX), a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Revenue for the first quarter of 2016, a typically seasonally soft quarter, was $148.1 million, a 2.8% decline compared to $152.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, and down 10.2% compared to $164.9 million for the first quarter of 2015. Revenue was better-than-expected despite the closure of MagnaChip’s legacy 6″ semiconductor fab during the first quarter because of the strength in demand serviced by the company’s 8″ fabs. Foundry Services revenue in the first quarter of 2016 was $60.0 million and Standard Products Group revenue was $88.0 million.

Gross profit was $34.2 million, or 23.1% as a percent of revenue for the first quarter of 2016. This compared with gross profit of $29.9 million, or 19.6%, for the fourth quarter of 2015 and $35.0 million, or 21.2%, for the first quarter of 2015. Foundry gross profit was 23.8% and Standard Products Group gross profit was 23.6% in the first quarter of 2016.

Net income, on a GAAP basis, for the first quarter of 2016 totaled $8.1 million, or $0.23 per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $22.9 million, or $0.66 per basic and diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2015 and a net loss of $20.0 million or $0.59 per basic share, for the first quarter of 2015. Net income in the first quarter of 2016 included a restructuring gain of $7.8 million from the sale of the Company’s legacy 6″ fab equipment, and a net foreign currency gain of $8.2 million, almost all of which is non-cash.

“Revenue in the first quarter exceeded our prior guidance, fueled by a 42% sequential increase in total sales for our AMOLED display drivers ICs, primarily for smartphones,” said YJ Kim, Chief Executive Officer of MagnaChip. Mr. Kim added, “MagnaChip is well positioned to benefit from the growing adoption of AMOLED technology in a range of mobile and wearable devices such as smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and virtual reality headsets, as well as in large displays for high-end televisions.”

Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Kim said, “As part of MagnaChip’s focus on managing costs, we closed a legacy 6″ fab in the first quarter.” Mr. Kim added, “While we continue to explore opportunities to further control spending and strengthen our balance sheet, we also are devoting considerable attention and financial resources to support revenue growth and a gradual recovery in our business that we expect over the course of this year.”

Adjusted Net Loss, a non-GAAP measurement, for the first quarter of 2016 totaled $2.8 million, or $0.08 per basic share, compared to Adjusted Net Income, also a non-GAAP measurement, of $5.2 million, or $0.15 per basic and diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2015 and Adjusted Net Loss of $9.6 million, or $0.28 per basic share, for the first quarter of 2015.

Management believes that non-GAAP financial measures, when viewed in conjunction with GAAP results, can provide a meaningful understanding of the factors and trends affecting MagnaChip’s business and operations. However, such non-GAAP financial measures have limitations and should not be considered as a substitute for net income or as a better indicator of our operating performance than measures that are presented in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of GAAP results to non-GAAP results is included following the financial statements.

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $73.5 million at the end of the first quarter, essentially flat compared with the fourth quarter when excluding the one-time effects in the fourth quarter of pre-paid deposits for the sale of our 6″ fab equipment and prepayments received for end-of-life products related to the 6″ fab.

The following table sets forth information relating to our operating segments:

First Quarter and Recent Company Highlights
Total AMOLED display driver sales increased 42% in Q1 compared with Q4 2015
Closed a legacy 6″ fab and sold the 6″ fab equipment to a third party
Announced that cumulative shipments of OLED TV display driver ICs surpassed six million units
Began Delivery of e-Compass Sensors in China
Selected for “The Best Cooperative Partner Award” by Sitronix Technology
Announced its Annual U.S. Foundry Technology Symposium in Santa Clara and Austin in May 2016

Business Outlook

For the second quarter of 2016, MagnaChip anticipates:
Revenue will be in the range of $156 million to $162 million, a sequential increase of 5% to 9%, reflecting a recovery in the Foundry order pipeline and strong demand for AMOLED display driver ICs.
Gross profit to be in the range of 21% to 24% as a percent of revenue.

Conference Call
MagnaChip will hold a conference call at 5 p.m. EDT today (May 5, 2016) to discuss the first quarter financial results. The conference call will be webcast live and is also available by dialing 1-866-776-2061 in the U.S. or 1-706-679-0298 for all other locations. The conference ID number is 90598586 and participants are encouraged to initiate their calls at least 10 minutes in advance of the 5 p.m. EDT start time to ensure a timely connection. The webcast and earnings release will be accessible at A replay of the conference call will be available the same day and will run for 72 hours. The replay access numbers are 1-855-859-2056 or 1-404-537-3406. The access code is 90598586.

About MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation
Headquartered in South Korea, MagnaChip is a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for high-volume consumer applications. MagnaChip believes it has one of the broadest and deepest ranges of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor platforms in the industry, supported by its 30-year operating history, a large portfolio of registered and pending patents, and extensive engineering and manufacturing process expertise. For more information, please visit Information on or accessible through, MagnaChip’s website is not a part of, and is not incorporated into, this release.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements
Information in this release regarding MagnaChip’s forecasts, business outlook, expectations and beliefs are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include statements about our future operating and financial performance, including second quarter 2016 revenue and gross profit expectations. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to MagnaChip as of the date of this release, which may change, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include general economic conditions, the impact of competitive products and pricing, timely design acceptance by our customers, timely introduction of new products and technologies, ability to ramp new products into volume production, industry wide shifts in supply and demand for semiconductor products, industry and/or company overcapacity, effective and cost efficient utilization of manufacturing capacity, financial stability in foreign markets and the impact of foreign exchange rates, unanticipated costs and expenses or the inability to identify expenses which can be eliminated, compliance with U.S. and international trade and export laws and regulations by us and our distributors, and other risks detailed from time to time in MagnaChip’s filings with the SEC, including our Form 10-K filed on February 22, 2016 and subsequent registration statements, amendments or other reports that we may file from time to time with the SEC and/or make available on our website. MagnaChip assumes no obligation and does not intend to update the forward-looking statements provided, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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