|By Business Wire||
|April 28, 2014 04:08 PM EDT||
Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, with net sales of $696 million, net income of $21 million, and earnings per diluted share of $0.09.
“First quarter results were stronger than we anticipated, driven by incremental demand for advanced packages,” said Steve Kelley, Amkor's president and chief executive officer. “We made solid progress in winning key mobile device opportunities, expanding our customer base and driving improved profitability.”
Selected financial information for the first quarter 2014 is as follows:
- Net Sales: $696 million, down 8% from $755 million in the prior quarter, and up 1% from $688 million in the first quarter of 2013
- Gross Margin: 18.5%, compared to 19.9% in the prior quarter, and 16.7% in the first quarter of 2013
- Net Income: $21 million, compared to $41 million in the prior quarter, and $13 million in the first quarter of 2013
- Earnings Per Diluted Share: $0.09, compared to $0.18 in the prior quarter, and $0.07 in the first quarter of 2013
“Our gross margin improved 180 basis points and earnings per share increased 29% over the first quarter 2013 primarily due to improved capacity utilization and lower cost of goods sold,” said Joanne Solomon, Amkor's executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Cash and cash equivalents were $629 million, and total debt was $1.7 billion, at March 31, 2014. In April, we reduced our debt by $116 million and improved our leverage with the conversion of the remaining $56 million of our convertible notes into common stock and the prepayment of $60 million of our foreign debt.
“Driven by stronger customer forecasts for mobile devices and continued momentum from our growth initiatives, our expectations for the second quarter and full year 2014 have improved considerably,” noted Kelley. “Accordingly, we are raising our expectations for full year 2014 capital expenditures to around $575 million to capture these growth opportunities.”
Based upon currently available information, we have the following expectations for the second quarter 2014:
- Net sales of $735 million to $785 million, up 6% to 13% from the prior quarter
- Gross margin of 18% to 21%
- Net income of $18 million to $43 million, or $0.08 to $0.18 per diluted share
- Full year 2014 capital expenditures of around $575 million
Conference Call Information
Amkor will conduct a conference call on Monday, April 28, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This call may include material information not included in this press release. This call is being webcast and can be accessed at Amkor's website: www.amkor.com. You may also access the call by dialing 1-866-225-8754 or 1-480-629-9819. A replay of the call will be made available at Amkor's website or by dialing 1-800-406-7325 or 1-303-590-3030 (access pass code #4679945). The webcast is also being distributed over Thomson Reuters' Investor Distribution Network to both institutional and individual investors. Individual investors can listen to the call through Thomson Reuters' individual investor center at www.companyboardroom.com or by visiting any of the investor sites in Thomson Reuters' Individual Investor Network. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson Reuters' password-protected event management site, Street Events (www.streetevents.com).
Amkor is a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services to semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs. More information about Amkor is available from the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and at Amkor's website: www.amkor.com.
AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Selected Operating Data
Since the fourth quarter 2013, we have reported net sales data by the following categories: advanced products and mainstream products. We have also provided quarterly and annual net sales and packaged units for 2012 and 2013 under these revised net sales reporting categories at the Investor Relations section of our website at www.amkor.com.
|Q1 2014||Q4 2013||Q1 2013|
|Net Sales Data:|
|Net sales (in millions):|
|Total net sales||$||696||$||755||$||688|
|Net sales from top ten customers||60||%||63||%||63||%|
|Packaged units (in millions):|
|Total packaged units||3,867||4,077||2,301|
|End Market Distribution Data (an approximation including representative devices and applications based on a sampling of our largest customers):|
Communications (handsets, tablets, handheld devices, wireless LAN)
Consumer (television, set top boxes, gaming, portable media, digital cameras)
Automotive, industrial and other (infotainment, safety, performance, comfort)
|Networking (servers, routers, switches)||10||%||11||%||10||%|
Computing (desk tops, PCs, hard disk drive, printers, peripherals, servers)
|Gross Margin Data:|
|Cost of sales:|
|Earnings per Share Data:|
|Net income attributable to Amkor - basic||$||20||$||41||$||13|
|Adjustment for dilutive securities on net income:|
|Interest on 6.0% convertible notes due 2014, net of tax||1||1||4|
|Net income attributable to Amkor - diluted||$||21||$||42||$||17|
|Weighted average shares outstanding - basic||216||216||152|
|Effect of dilutive securities:|
|6.0% convertible notes due 2014||19||19||83|
|Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted||235||235||235|
|Net income attributable to Amkor per common share:|
*Advanced products include flip chip and wafer-level processing and related test services
**Mainstream products include wirebond packaging and related test services and since July 1, 2013 include the results of our newly acquired power discrete business in Malaysia which has a high volume of units relative to revenue
AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
For the Three Months Ended
|(In thousands, except per share data)|
|Cost of sales||567,224||572,576|
|Selling, general and administrative||62,424||59,559|
|Research and development||21,045||14,306|
|Total operating expenses||83,469||73,865|
|Interest expense, related party||1,242||3,492|
|Other expense (income), net||36||(2,222||)|
|Total other expense, net||25,000||23,348|
|Income before taxes and equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate||20,351||17,740|
|Income tax expense||4,929||4,029|
|Income before equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate||15,422||13,711|
|Equity in earnings of J-Devices||5,761||55|
|Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests||(550||)||(384||)|
|Net income attributable to Amkor||$||20,633||$||13,382|
|Net income attributable to Amkor per common share:|
|Shares used in computing per common share amounts:|
AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||628,585||$||610,442|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowances||
|Other current assets||
|Total current assets||
|Property, plant and equipment, net||2,033,396||2,006,553|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY|
|Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt||$||66,350||$||61,350|
|Trade accounts payable||416,789||365,334|
|Total current liabilities||741,697||690,936|
|Long-term debt, related party||75,000||75,000|
|Pension and severance obligations||168,020||165,073|
|Other non-current liabilities||16,010||14,959|
|Amkor stockholders’ equity:|
|Additional paid-in capital||1,813,940||1,812,530|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)||3,694||(255||)|
|Total Amkor stockholders’ equity||979,610||953,740|
|Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries||11,750||11,200|
|Total liabilities and equity||$||3,503,339||$||3,427,298|
AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
For the Three Months Ended
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||108,338||97,148|
|Other operating activities and non-cash items||(4,274||)||(840||)|
|Changes in assets and liabilities||6,699||(11,400||)|
Net cash provided by operating activities
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Purchases of property, plant and equipment||(95,999||)||(112,543||)|
|Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment||726||24,614|
|Payments from J-Devices||—||8,843|
|Other investing activities||(266||)||(249||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(95,539||)||(79,335||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt||80,000||33,000|
|Payments of long-term debt||(80,000||)||—|
|Payment of deferred consideration for an acquisition||(18,763||)||—|
|Proceeds from the issuance of stock through share-based compensation plans||438||—|
|Payments of tax withholding for restricted shares||(122||)||(90||)|
|Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities||(18,447||)||32,910|
|Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents||183||1,405|
|Net increase in cash and cash equivalents||18,143||53,654|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period||610,442||413,048|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of period||$||628,585||$||466,702|
Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical fact are considered forward-looking statements including, without limitation, all of the statements made under "Business Outlook" above. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could affect future results and cause actual results and events to differ materially from historical and expected results and those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following:
- the highly unpredictable nature and cyclicality of the semiconductor industry;
- timing and volume of orders relative to production capacity and the inability to achieve high capacity utilization rates, control costs and improve profitability;
- volatility of consumer demand, double booking by customers and deterioration in forecasts from our customers for products incorporating our semiconductor packages, including any slowdown in demand or changes in customer forecasts for smartphones or other mobile devices;
- delays, lower manufacturing yields and supply constraints relating to the ramp to high volume manufacturing of 20 nanometer wafers and related technologies;
- dependence on key customers and the impact of changes in our market share and prices for our services with those customers;
- the performance of our business, economic and market conditions, the cash needs and investment opportunities for the business, the need for additional capacity and facilities to service customer demand and the availability of cash flow from operations or financing;
- the effect of the global economy on credit markets, financial institutions, customers, suppliers and consumers, including the uncertain macroeconomic environment;
- the highly unpredictable nature and costs of litigation and other legal activities and the risk of adverse results of such matters, including the final outcome in the pending patent license litigation and the impact of other legal proceedings;
- the negative impact on economic growth resulting from the action or inaction of the U.S. government relating to federal income tax increases for individuals or corporations, the federal debt ceiling, the federal deficit and government spending restrictions or shutdowns;
- changes in tax rates and taxes as a result of changes in U.S. or foreign tax law, the jurisdictions in which our income is determined to be earned and taxed, the outcome of tax audits and tax ruling requests, our ability to realize deferred tax assets and the expiration of tax holidays;
- curtailment of outsourcing by our customers;
- our substantial indebtedness and restrictive covenants;
- failure to realize sufficient cash flow or access to other sources of liquidity to fund capital additions;
- the effects of an economic slowdown in China, the U.S. and other major economies worldwide;
- disruptions in our business or deficiencies in our controls resulting from the integration of newly acquired operations or the implementation and security of, and changes to, our enterprise resource planning, factory shop floor systems and other management information systems;
- economic effects of terrorist attacks, natural disasters and military conflict;
- competition, competitive pricing and declines in average selling prices;
- fluctuations in manufacturing yields;
- dependence on international operations and sales and exchange rate fluctuations;
- dependence on raw material and equipment suppliers and changes in raw material and precious metal costs;
- dependence on key personnel;
- enforcement of and compliance with intellectual property rights;
- environmental and other governmental regulations; and
- technological challenges.
Other important risk factors that could affect the outcome of the events set forth in these statements and that could affect our operating results and financial condition are discussed in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and in the company's subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made prior to or after the date hereof. Amkor undertakes no obligation to review or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usag...
Aug. 1, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 175
The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities.
Aug. 1, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 278
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Michael Meiner, an Engineering Director at Oracle, Corporation, analyzed a range of cloud offerings (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and discussed the benefits/challenges of migrating to each offe...
Aug. 1, 2015 09:45 AM EDT
Puppet Labs has announced the next major update to its flagship product: Puppet Enterprise 2015.2. This release includes new features providing DevOps teams with clarity, simplicity and additional management capabilities, including an all-new user interface, an interactive graph for visualizing infrastructure code, a new unified agent and broader infrastructure support.
Aug. 1, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 161
Chuck Piluso presented a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. Prior to Secure Infrastructure and Services, Mr. Piluso founded North American Telecommunication Corporation, a facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier licensed by the Public Service Commission in 10 states, serving as the company's chairman and president from 1997 to 2000. Between 1990 and 1997, Mr. Piluso served as chairman & founder of International Te...
Aug. 1, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 375
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
Aug. 1, 2015 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,683
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a software development company, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software development company with representative offices in Atlanta (US), Sheffield (UK) and Würzburg (Germany); and development centers in Ukraine. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobi...
Aug. 1, 2015 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 292
Learn how to solve the problem of keeping files in sync between multiple Docker containers. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Aaron Brongersma, Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Modulus, discussed using rsync, GlusterFS, EBS and Bit Torrent Sync. He broke down the tools that are needed to help create a seamless user experience. In the end, can we have an environment where we can easily move Docker containers, servers, and volumes without impacting our applications? He shared his results so yo...
Jul. 31, 2015 11:45 PM EDT Reads: 784
Palerra, the cloud security automation company, announced enhanced support for Amazon AWS, allowing IT security and DevOps teams to automate activity and configuration monitoring, anomaly detection, and orchestrated remediation, thereby meeting compliance mandates within complex infrastructure deployments. "Monitoring and threat detection for AWS is a non-trivial task. While Amazon's flexible environment facilitates successful DevOps implementations, it adds another layer, which can become a ...
Jul. 31, 2015 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 311
With SaaS use rampant across organizations, how can IT departments track company data and maintain security? More and more departments are commissioning their own solutions and bypassing IT. A cloud environment is amorphous and powerful, allowing you to set up solutions for all of your user needs: document sharing and collaboration, mobile access, e-mail, even industry-specific applications. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Shawn Mills, President and a founder of Green House Data, discussed h...
Jul. 31, 2015 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 429
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
Jul. 31, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 497
Mobile, social, Big Data, and cloud have fundamentally changed the way we live. “Anytime, anywhere” access to data and information is no longer a luxury; it’s a requirement, in both our personal and professional lives. For IT organizations, this means pressure has never been greater to deliver meaningful services to the business and customers.
Jul. 31, 2015 01:45 PM EDT Reads: 121
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
Jul. 31, 2015 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 125
In their session at 17th Cloud Expo, Hal Schwartz, CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), and Chuck Paolillo, CTO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), provide a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. In his role as CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), Hal Schwartz provides leadership and direction for the company.
Jul. 31, 2015 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 139
For IoT to grow as quickly as analyst firms’ project, a lot is going to fall on developers to quickly bring applications to market. But the lack of a standard development platform threatens to slow growth and make application development more time consuming and costly, much like we’ve seen in the mobile space. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Weiner, Product Manager of the Omega DevCloud with KORE Telematics Inc., discussed the evolving requirements for developers as IoT matures and conducte...
Jul. 31, 2015 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 305