Third Quarter 2012

  • Net sales $695 million
  • Gross margin 17%
  •  Net income $22 million
  • Earnings per diluted share $0.11

 

CHANDLER, Ariz. - October 25, 2012 - Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, with net sales of $695 million, net income of $22 million, and earnings per diluted share of $0.11.

"Solid demand for wireless communications in both packaging and test was the key driver of our business in the third quarter," said Ken Joyce, Amkor's president and chief executive officer.  "Lower than anticipated supply of 28 nanometer wafers in the early part of the quarter and the overall weakness in the semiconductor market and general economy constrained our growth."

Selected financial information for the third quarter 2012, is as follows:

  • Net Sales: $695 million, up 1% from $687 million in the prior quarter, and down 6% from $740 million in the third quarter of 2011
  • Gross Margin: 17%, compared to adjusted gross margin of 17% in the prior quarter, and 17% in the third quarter of 2011
  • Net Income: $22 million, down from adjusted net income of $33 million in the prior quarter, and down from $27 million in the third quarter of 2011
  • Earnings Per Diluted Share: $0.11, down from adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.15 in the prior quarter, and flat with $0.11 in the third quarter of 2011

 

The adjusted gross margin, adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per diluted share presented above for the second quarter 2012 are non-GAAP measures.  Selected operating data for the third quarter 2012, and a reconciliation of the second quarter 2012 non-GAAP measures presented above to the comparable GAAP measures, are included in a section below before the financial statements.

“Capital additions were $173 million during the third quarter, primarily in support of customers in smartphones and tablets,” said Joanne Solomon, Amkor's executive vice president and chief financial officer.  "We accelerated the purchase of some 28 nanometer test equipment to meet the ramp in demand for communications at the end of the quarter.  Capital additions for the year are expected to remain around $500 million as we continue to support the growing demand for communications in the fourth quarter and beyond."

Amkor's Board of Directors previously authorized $300 million for the repurchase of our common stock.  During the third quarter 2012 the company repurchased 8.3 million shares at a purchase price of $41.8 million, for a total of 45.0 million shares at a purchase price of $208.4 million since the program commenced.

“We took advantage of favorable conditions in the capital markets to refinance certain debt of our subsidiaries,” continued Solomon.  “Our new 10-year note extends our maturities and mitigates future refinancing and liquidity risks.”

Cash and cash equivalents were $549 million, and net debt was $1.1 billion, at September 30, 2012.

 

Business Outlook

Based upon currently available information, we have the following expectations for the fourth quarter 2012:

  • Net sales of $675 million to $725 million, down 3% to up 4% from the prior quarter
  • Gross margin of 16% to 19%
  • Net income of $11 million to $35 million, or $0.07 to $0.16 per diluted share
  • Capital additions of around $50 million for the fourth quarter, and around $500 million for the full year (excluding $100 million for the acquisition of land relating to our previously announced new factory and R&D center in Incheon, South Korea)

 

“We expect solid growth in wireless communications in the fourth quarter of 2012 as our investment in this market continues to gain momentum,” noted Joyce.  “The anticipated growth in communications during the quarter is expected to offset the general softening in demand we see in the other end markets due to the weak and uncertain macroeconomic environment and the normal seasonal decline in gaming."

 

Conference Call Information

Amkor will conduct a conference call on Thursday, October 25, 2012, 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 1-877-941-8631 or 1-480-629-9723.  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 #4568999).  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).

 

About Amkor

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 on Amkor's website: www.amkor.com.

 

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, statements regarding our expectations for 2012 capital expenditures, growing demand for smartphones and tablets, the impact of our new 10-year note on future liquidity and 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 costs of litigation and other legal activities and the risk of adverse results of such matters, including the final ruling in the Tessera arbitration and the impact of other proceedings involving Tessera, Inc.;
  • the highly unpredictable nature of the semiconductor industry;
  • the effect of the global economy on credit markets, financial institutions, customers, suppliers and consumers, including the increasingly uncertain macroeconomic environment;
  • timing and volume of orders relative to production capacity and inability to achieve high capacity utilization rates;
  • volatility of consumer demand and weakness in forecasts from our customers for products incorporating our semiconductor packages;
  • dependence on key 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 supply of 28 nanometer wafers;
  • customer modification of and follow through with respect to forecasts provided to us, including delays in forecasts with respect to smartphones and tablets;
  • changes in tax rates and taxes as a result of changes in 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 a recession or other downturn in the U.S. and other economies worldwide;
  • disruptions or deficiencies in our controls resulting from the implementation of our new enterprise resource planning system;
  •  worldwide economic effects of terrorist attacks, natural disasters and military conflict;
  • our ability to control costs and improve profitability;
  • competition, competitive pricing and declines in average selling prices;
  •  fluctuations in manufacturing yields;
  • dependence on international operations and sales;
  • dependence on raw material and equipment suppliers and changes in raw material and precious metal costs;
  •  exchange rate fluctuations;
  • dependence on key personnel;
  •  difficulties in managing growth;
  • 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, 2011 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.

Contacts:

Amkor Technology, Inc.
Joanne Solomon
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
480-786-7878
joanne.solomon@amkor.com

 

Greg Johnson
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
480-786-7594
greg.johnson@amkor.com

 

SELECTED OPERATING DATA

 

Q3 2012

 

 

Q2 2012

 

 

Q3 2011

 

Sales Data (prior periods were revised for a refinement of our classifications):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packaging services (in millions):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chip scale package

$

235

 

 

 

$

244

 

 

 

$

247

 

 

Leadframe

171

 

 

 

176

 

 

 

179

 

 

Ball grid array

148

 

 

 

137

 

 

 

190

 

 

Other packaging

62

 

 

 

54

 

 

 

52

 

 

Packaging services

616

 

 

 

611

 

 

 

668

 

 

Test services

79

 

 

 

76

 

 

 

72

 

 

Total sales

$

695

 

 

 

$

687

 

 

 

$

740

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packaging services:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chip scale package

34

 

%

 

35

 

%

 

33

 

%

Leadframe

25

 

%

 

26

 

%

 

24

 

%

Ball grid array

21

 

%

 

20

 

%

 

26

 

%

Other packaging

9

 

%

 

8

 

%

 

7

 

%

Packaging services

89

 

%

 

89

 

%

 

90

 

%

Test services

11

 

%

 

11

 

%

 

10

 

%

Total sales

100

 

%

 

100

 

%

 

100

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packaged units (in millions):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chip scale package

603

 

 

 

480

 

 

 

461

 

 

Leadframe

1,499

 

 

 

1,589

 

 

 

1,511

 

 

Ball grid array

47

 

 

 

45

 

 

 

57

 

 

Other packaging

51

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

28

 

 

Total packaged units

2,200

 

 

 

2,125

 

 

 

2,057

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales from top ten customers

62

 

%

 

64

 

%

 

63

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capacity Utilization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packaging

76

 

%

 

79

 

%

 

79

 

%

Test

77

 

%

 

80

 

%

 

76

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End Market Distribution Data (an approximation including representative devices and applications based on a sampling of our largest customers):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communications (cell phones, tablets, wireless LAN, handheld devices)

44

 

%

 

45

 

%

 

40

 

%

Consumer (gaming, television, set top boxes, portable media, digital cameras)

24

 

%

 

23

 

%

 

27

 

%

Computing (PCs, laptops, hard disk drives, servers, displays, printers, peripherals)

11

 

%

 

12

 

%

 

12

 

%

Networking (network servers, routers, switches)

12

 

%

 

11

 

%

 

12

 

%

Other (auto, industrial)

9

 

%

 

9

 

%

 

9

 

%

Total

100

 

%

 

100

 

%

 

100

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Margin Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

100

 

%

 

100

 

%

 

100

 

%

Cost of sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials

43

 

%

 

43

 

%

 

45

 

%

Labor

15

 

%

 

15

 

%

 

15

 

%

Other manufacturing

25

 

%

 

25

 

%

 

23

 

%

Loss contingency accrual

 

%

 

4

 

%

 

 

%

Gross margin

17

 

%

 

13

 

%

 

17

 



 

Q3 2012

 

 

Q2 2012

 

 

Q3 2011

 

 

(In millions, except per share data)

 

Capital Investment Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment additions

$

173

 

 

 

$

149

 

 

 

$

123

 

 

Net change in related accounts payable and deposits

(25

)

 

 

(38

)

 

 

(23

)

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

$

148

 

 

 

$

111

 

 

 

$

100

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

$

94

 

 

 

$

91

 

 

 

$

83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Cash Flow Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

142

 

 

 

$

86

 

 

 

$

142

 

 

Less purchases of property, plant and equipment

(148

)

 

 

(111

)

 

 

(100

)

 

Free cash flow*

$

(6

)

 

 

$

(25

)

 

 

$

42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per Share Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Amkor - basic

$

22

 

 

 

$

1

 

 

 

$

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustment for dilutive securities on net income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest on 6.0% convertible notes due 2014, net of tax

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

Net income attributable to Amkor - diluted

$

26

 

 

 

$

1

 

 

 

$

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding - basic**

154

 

 

 

166

 

 

 

195

 

 

Effect of dilutive securities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.0% convertible notes due 2014

83

 

 

 

 

 

 

83

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted

237

 

 

 

166

 

 

 

278

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Amkor per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.14

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

0.14

 

 

Diluted

$

0.11

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

0.11

 

 

 

*We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less purchases of property, plant and equipment.  Free cash flow is not defined by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP").  We believe free cash flow to be relevant and useful information to our investors because it provides them with additional information in assessing our liquidity, capital resources and financial operating results.  Our management uses free cash flow in evaluating our liquidity, our ability to service debt and our ability to fund capital additions.  However, free cash flow has certain limitations, including that it does not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures since other, non-discretionary expenditures, such as mandatory debt service, are not deducted from the measure.  The amount of mandatory versus discretionary expenditures can vary significantly between periods.  This measure should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, other measures of liquidity or financial performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, such as net cash provided by operating activities.  Furthermore, our definition of free cash flow may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

 

**Amkor's Board of Directors previously authorized $300 million for the repurchase of our common stock.  During the third quarter, we repurchased 8.4 million shares of common stock for a purchase price of $41.8 million.  As of September 30, 2012, we had repurchased a total of 45.0 million shares under the stock repurchase program for a purchase price of $208.4 million.

 

In the press release above we provide adjusted gross margin, adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per diluted share for the second quarter 2012.  We present these non-GAAP amounts to demonstrate the impact of the loss contingency accrual for the second quarter 2012.  However, these measures have limitations, including that they exclude the accrual for the Tessera arbitration panel award, which is an amount that the company may ultimately have to pay in cash.  Furthermore, the factors affecting the calculation of the arbitration award are complex and subject to determination by the arbitration panel.  Therefore, the final amount of the loss may be more than the amount of the current accrual.  Accordingly, these measures that exclude the loss contingency accrual should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, gross margin, net income and earnings per diluted share prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.  Below is the reconciliation of adjusted gross margin, adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per diluted share to U.S. GAAP gross margin, net income and earnings per diluted share.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q2 2012

 

 

 

Gross margin

 

 

 

 

13

 

%

 

 

Plus: Loss contingency accrual divided by net sales

 

 

 

 

4

 

%

 

 

Adjusted gross margin

 

 

 

 

17

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q2 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In millions)

 

 

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

$

1

 

 

 

 

Plus: Loss contingency accrual, net of tax

 

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net income

 

 

 

 

$

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q2 2012

 

 

 

Earnings per diluted share

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

Plus: Loss contingency accrual per diluted share

 

 

 

 

0.13

 

 

 

 

Plus: Adjustment for dilutive effect of interest on 6.0% convertible notes due 2014, net of tax

 

 

 

 

0.02

 

 

 

 

Adjusted earnings per diluted share

 

 

 

 

$

0.15

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

For the Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2011

 

(In thousands, except per share data)

Net sales

$

695,353

 

 

$

740,007

 

 

$

2,036,890

 

 

$

2,092,590

 

Cost of sales

578,566

 

 

617,768

 

 

1,725,802

 

 

1,713,848

 

Gross profit

116,787

 

 

122,239

 

 

311,088

 

 

378,742

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

49,297

 

 

65,011

 

 

160,041

 

 

190,853

 

Research and development

13,472

 

 

13,233

 

 

40,764

 

 

37,921

 

Total operating expenses

62,769

 

 

78,244

 

 

200,805

 

 

228,774

 

Operating income

54,018

 

 

43,995

 

 

110,283

 

 

149,968

 

Other expense (income):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

19,689

 

 

17,594

 

 

60,727

 

 

55,992

 

Interest expense, related party

3,493

 

 

3,492

 

 

10,477

 

 

8,902

 

Interest income

(772

)

 

(648

)

 

(2,489

)

 

(1,788

)

Foreign currency loss (gain)

2,394

 

 

(3,005

)

 

4,461

 

 

1,658

 

Loss on debt retirement, net

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,531

 

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate

(2,541

)

 

(3,034

)

 

(5,421

)

 

(6,641

)

Other income, net

(359

)

 

(226

)

 

(1,511

)

 

(695

)

Total other expense, net

21,904

 

 

14,173

 

 

66,244

 

 

72,959

 

Income before income taxes

32,114

 

 

29,822

 

 

44,039

 

 

77,009

 

Income tax expense

9,538

 

 

2,499

 

 

9,009

 

 

9,475

 

Net income

22,576

 

 

27,323

 

 

35,030

 

 

67,534

 

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

(259

)

 

44

 

 

(358

)

 

(576

)

Net income attributable to Amkor

$

22,317

 

 

$

27,367

 

 

$

34,672

 

 

$

66,958

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Amkor per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.14

 

 

$

0.14

 

 

$

0.21

 

 

$

0.34

 

Diluted

$

0.11

 

 

$

0.11

 

 

$

0.19

 

 

$

0.28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares used in computing per common share amounts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

154,365

 

 

195,364

 

 

162,699

 

 

195,510

 

Diluted

237,060

 

 

278,068

 

 

245,431

 

 

278,529

 

 


 

September 30,
2012

 

December 31,
2011

 

(In thousands)

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

549,085

 

 

$

434,631

 

Restricted cash

2,680

 

 

2,680

 

Accounts receivable:

 

 

 

Trade, net of allowances

359,318

 

 

298,543

 

Other

14,550

 

 

27,197

 

Inventories

218,343

 

 

198,427

 

Other current assets

38,965

 

 

35,352

 

Total current assets

1,182,941

 

 

996,830

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

1,832,387

 

 

1,656,214

 

Intangibles, net

5,490

 

 

8,382

 

Investments

42,324

 

 

36,707

 

Restricted cash

2,264

 

 

4,001

 

Other assets

78,151

 

 

70,913

 

Total assets

$

3,143,557

 

 

$

2,773,047

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt

$

40,475

 

 

$

59,395

 

Trade accounts payable

500,170

 

 

424,504

 

Accrued expenses

197,798

 

 

158,287

 

Total current liabilities

738,443

 

 

642,186

 

Long-term debt

1,361,665

 

 

1,062,256

 

Long-term debt, related party

225,000

 

 

225,000

 

Pension and severance obligations

141,062

 

 

129,096

 

Other non-current liabilities

17,561

 

 

13,288

 

Total liabilities

2,483,731

 

 

2,071,826

 

Equity:

 

 

 

Amkor stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

Preferred stock

 

 

 

Common stock

198

 

 

197

 

Additional paid-in capital

1,613,471

 

 

1,611,242

 

Accumulated deficit

(763,790

)

 

(798,462

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

12,555

 

 

10,849

 

Treasury stock

(210,921

)

 

(130,560

)

Total Amkor stockholders' equity

651,513

 

 

693,266

 

Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries

8,313

 

 

7,955

 

Total equity

659,826

 

 

701,221

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

3,143,557

 

 

$

2,773,047

 


 

For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

2012

 

2011

 

(In thousands)

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

Net income

$

35,030

 

 

$

67,534

 

Depreciation and amortization

272,891

 

 

249,543

 

Loss on debt retirement, net

 

 

10,557

 

Other operating activities and non-cash items

(724

)

 

1,537

 

Changes in assets and liabilities

(22,761

)

 

46,621

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

284,436

 

 

375,792

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(380,344

)

 

(324,349

)

Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment

3,759

 

 

15,333

 

Financing lease payment from unconsolidated affiliate

13,684

 

 

7,741

 

Other investing activities

1,451

 

 

(5,654

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(361,450

)

 

(306,929

)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

Borrowings under short-term debt

30,000

 

 

26,567

 

Payments of short-term debt

(40,000

)

 

(21,567

)

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

562,528

 

 

348,236

 

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, related party

 

 

75,000

 

Payments of long-term debt

(272,976

)

 

(373,655

)

Payments for debt issuance costs

(6,007

)

 

(5,875

)

Payments for repurchase of common stock

(80,946

)

 

(41,543

)

Proceeds from the issuance of stock through share-based compensation plans

181

 

 

933

 

Payments of tax withholding for restricted shares

(546

)

 

(793

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

192,234

 

 

7,303

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents

(766

)

 

2,226

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

114,454

 

 

78,392

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

434,631

 

 

404,998

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

549,085

 

 

$

483,390