– Revenue Grew 16% Year-Over-Year
– Gross Margin Improved 380 Basis Points Year-Over-Year
– Foundry Business Revenue Increased 53% Year-Over-Year
– Ninth Consecutive Quarter of Achieving Financial Guidance
SEOUL, South Korea and CUPERTINO, Calif., April 30, 2013 /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, 2013.
Revenue for the first quarter of 2013 was $205.3 million, a 5.9% decrease compared to $218.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 and a 16.0% increase compared to $177.0 million for the first quarter of 2012.
Gross margin was $65.7 million or 32.0%, as a percent of revenue, for the first quarter of 2013. This compares to gross margin of $74.3 million or 34.1% for the fourth quarter of 2012 and $49.9 million or 28.2% for the first quarter of 2012.
Net loss, on a GAAP basis, for the first quarter of 2013 totaled $7.4 million or $0.21 per diluted share. This compares to net income of $125.3 million or $3.38 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2012 and a net income of $15.3 million or $0.40 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2012. Net loss was impacted primarily by a foreign currency loss of $22.6 million during the quarter which was primarily related to non-cash foreign currency translation for intercompany balances that were denominated in U.S. dollars.
“Our first quarter revenue and margin performance was better than the same quarter last year because of the product mix and customer shift we have been making which has enabled us to be better aligned with growing markets,” said Sang Park, MagnaChip Chairman and CEO. “The March quarter is typically a weak quarter due to seasonality and the post-holiday consumer spending slowdown. However, in addition to normal seasonality we also experienced lower than anticipated demand from the smartphone market. Despite these obstacles, we were able to achieve our financial guidance for the ninth consecutive quarter. Looking ahead, challenges still remain and visibility is somewhat limited. However, we remain optimistic that the macro environment is starting to improve and that our business will return to normal seasonal growth beginning in the second quarter.”
Adjusted net income, a non-GAAP measurement, for the first quarter of 2013 totaled $19.7 million or $0.53 per diluted share compared to $28.7 million or $0.77 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2012 and $6.5 million or $0.17 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2012.
Management believes that non-GAAP financial measures, when viewed in conjunction with GAAP results, can provide a more 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.
Combined cash balances (cash and cash equivalents plus restricted cash) totaled $183.0 million at the end of the first quarter of 2013, an increase of $0.7 million from the end of the prior quarter. Cash provided from operations totaled approximately $37.5 million for the first quarter of 2013.
First Quarter and Recent Company Highlights
– Foundry Revenue Grew 53% Year-Over-Year.
– Power Solutions Revenue Increased 20% Year-Over-Year.
– Corporate Credit and Debt Rating Upgraded by Standard and Poor’s.
– Repurchased 376,000 Shares in Q1 under MagnaChip’s 2011 Stock Repurchase Program.
For the second quarter of 2013, MagnaChip expects:
– Revenue will be in the range of $210 million to $220 million.
– Gross margin will be 32.0% to 34.0% as a percent of revenue.
MagnaChip will hold a conference call at 3 p.m. PDT today to discuss the first quarter 2013 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 31661611 and participants are encouraged to initiate their calls at least 10 minutes in advance of the 3 p.m. PDT start time to ensure a timely connection. The webcast and earnings release will be accessible at www.magnachip.com.
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 31661611.
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 www.magnachip.com. 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 ability to capitalize on improving market dynamics and future operating and financial performance including second quarter 2013 revenue and gross margin. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to MagnaChip Semiconductor 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, 2013 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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