CHANDLER, AZ. -October 27, 2003 -- Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR) reported third quarter sales of $424 million, up 12% sequentially and up 8% over the third quarter of 2002. Amkor returned to profitability in the third quarter, with net income of $16 million, or $0.09 per share, compared with a loss of $59 million, or ($0.36) per share, in the third quarter of 2002.
Amkor's third quarter net income includes a non-cash gain of $10 million, or $0.06 per share, in connection with the reversal of a tax accrual related to tax periods that have closed. Third quarter results also include a charge, with no tax effect, of $2 million, or $0.01 per share, for debt retirement costs in connection with open market purchases of $28 million in 9¼% Senior Notes due 2008. Amkor's results for the third quarter of 2002 included $11 million in after-tax charges associated with factory consolidation and operating efficiency initiatives.
"This was a landmark quarter, in which we achieved record unit shipments in most of our ten factories and returned the corporation to positive net income after an unprecedented industry downturn," said James Kim, Amkor's chairman and chief executive officer.
"We believe the outsourced semiconductor assembly and test industry is poised for a period of sustainable growth, at a rate that will outpace the semiconductor industry. We are encouraged that strengthening customer forecasts may partially offset the seasonal weakness typical of our first calendar quarter. Looking broadly at 2004, we are positioning our organization to achieve annual revenues in the neighborhood of $2 billion, and to reach a peak quarterly gross margin of 27% to 30% during the second half of 2004. We remain committed to improve productivity and profitability, maintain strong liquidity, reduce debt and enhance shareholder value," said Kim.
"During the third quarter we saw accelerating demand, particularly from customers supplying the cell phone industry, for a wide range of advanced packages, including stacked CSP, ChipArray BGA, MicroLeadFrame and camera modules," said John Boruch, Amkor's president and chief operating officer. "Business strengthened as the quarter progressed, with a large number of customers over-supporting their forecasts as demand materialized faster than initially projected. As customer forecasts continued to strengthen, we accelerated our investment in leading-edge assembly and test equipment, and now expect total 2003 capital expenditures to exceed $200 million. As previously announced, Amkor's bank credit facility has been modified to accommodate this increased capital budget."
"Third quarter gross margin rose to 23.9% from 19.6% in the second quarter. Third quarter operating margin rose to 11.2% from 6.0% in the second quarter reflecting the positive operating leverage in our business and the continued high utilization of assets supporting our high growth package families," said Ken Joyce, Amkor's chief financial officer. "Over the past two years we have made substantial progress enhancing the profitability of our business by improving operating efficiencies, increasing manufacturing capacity in strategic growth areas and managing costs."
"Our liquidity remained solid, with cash and equivalents of $341 million at September 30," said Joyce. "During the quarter we received $19 million as the first scheduled payment of a $38 million receivable from Dongbu relating to the sale in 2002 of 20 million shares of Anam Semiconductor Inc. common stock. The remaining $19 million payment is scheduled for February 2004. In the third quarter we also sold an additional five million shares of ASI for net cash proceeds of $12 million. At September 30, short-term debt totaled $54 million, principally relating to working capital lines of credit supporting our operations in Japan and Taiwan. As noted earlier, during the third quarter we purchased and retired $28 million of our 9 ¼% Senior Notes due 2008."
"We are approaching the third anniversary of our successful joint venture with Toshiba, and in January 2004 we will purchase the remaining 40% of the JV with cash payments ranging from $10 million to $15 million. This amount includes a payment of $2 million to terminate our commitment to purchase a tract of land adjacent to the Amkor Iwate facility," said Joyce.
Selected operating data for the third quarter of 2003 is included on a separate page of this release.
Our customers' forecasts have continued to build through most of the third quarter. On the basis of these forecasts, we have the following expectations for the fourth quarter:
The provision for U.S. taxes related to our positive earnings is offset by the use of net operating loss carryforwards. We anticipate recognizing approximately $3 million per quarter in foreign tax expense. At September 30, 2003 our company had U.S. net operating losses totaling $400 million expiring between 2021 and 2022. Additionally, at September 30, 2003 we had $53 million of non-U.S. net operating losses available for carryforward, expiring between 2003 and 2012.
Amkor will conduct a conference call on October 27, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. eastern time to discuss the results of the third quarter in more detail. The call can be accessed by dialing 303-262-2130 or by visiting the investor relations page of our web site: www.amkor.com or CCBN's website, www.companyboardroom.com. An archive of the webcast can be accessed through the same links and will be available until the company's next quarterly earnings conference call. An audio replay of the call will be available for 48 hours following the conference call by dialing 303-590-3000 passcode: 550705#.
Amkor is the world's largest provider of contract semiconductor assembly and test services. The company offers semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs a complete set of microelectronic design and manufacturing services. More information on Amkor is available from the company's SEC filings and on Amkor's web site: www.amkor.com.
The statements by James Kim, John Boruch and Ken Joyce, and the above statements contained in our Business Outlook, are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could affect future operating results and cause actual results to vary materially from historical and expected results include, but are not limited to: the highly unpredictable nature of the semiconductor industry; volatility of consumer demand for products incorporating our semiconductor packages; worldwide economic effects of terrorist attacks, military conflict in the Middle East and potential military conflict in Asia and Africa; potential effects of business disruption caused by SARS; competitive pricing and declines in average selling prices; timing and volume of orders relative to the production capacity; availability of manufacturing capacity and fluctuations in manufacturing yields; availability of financing; competition; dependence on international operations and sales; dependence on raw material and equipment suppliers; exchange rate fluctuations; dependence on key personnel; difficulties in managing growth; enforcement of intellectual property rights; and environmental regulations.
Further information on risk factors that could affect the outcome of the events set forth in these statements and that could affect the company's operating results and financial condition is detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2002 and the Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2003.
Selected operating data for the third quarter of 2003 3rd Quarter Year-to-date -- Capital expenditures: $64 million $148 million -- Depreciation and amortization: $53 million $165 million -- Free cash flow * ($19 million) ($49 million) * Reconciliation of free cash flow to the most directly comparable GAAP measure: Net cash provided by continuing operating activities $45 million $99 million Less purchases of property, plant and equipment ($64 million) ($148 million) Free cash flow from continuing operations ($19 million) ($49 million) We define free cash flow from continuing operations as net cash provided by continuing operating activities less purchases of property, plant and equipment.Free cash flow is not defined by generally accepted accounting principles, and our definition of free cash flow may not be comparable to similar companies. -- End market distribution (an approximation based on a sampling of programs with our largest customers) -- Communications: 41% -- Computing 24% -- Consumer 23% -- Other 12% -- Combined assembly & test capacity utilization (based on front-of-line capacity) was approximately 80%. -- Assembly average selling price (calculated on a per pin basis) declined approximately 1% from Q2 2003.(Excludes results of Amkor Iwate joint venture) -- Assembly unit shipments were 1.45 billion, up 10% from Q2 2003. -- Percentage of assembly revenue: -- Advanced packages 77% -- Traditional packages 23% -- Test revenue as a proportion of total revenue was approximately 9%. (tables to follow) AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (in thousands, except per share data) For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2003 2002 (unaudited) (unaudited) Net revenues $423,784 $393,563 Cost of revenues 322,369 346,053 Gross profit 101,415 47,510 Operating expenses: Selling, general and administrative 45,023 45,118 Research and development 6,836 7,622 Gain on disposal of assets (148) (200) Amortization of acquired intangibles 2,035 2,000 Special charges (1) -- 13,819 Total operating expenses 53,746 68,359 Operating income (loss) 47,669 (20,849) Other (income) expense: Interest expense, net 35,151 37,391 Foreign currency gain (895) (821) Other expense, net 671 996 Debt retirement costs (2) 2,071 -- Total other expense 36,998 37,566 Income (loss) before income taxes, equity investment losses, minority interest and discontinued operations 10,671 (58,415) Equity investment losses -- (14,299) Minority interest income (expense) (1,809) 423 Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes 8,862 (72,291) Income tax benefit (6,908) (11,078) Income (loss) from continuing operations 15,770 (61,213) Discontinued operations: Income from wafer fabrication services business, net of tax of $969 for 2002 -- 1,906 Net income (loss) $15,770 $(59,307) Per Share Data: Basic and diluted income (loss) per common share from continuing operations $0.09 $(0.37) Basic and diluted income per common share from discontinued operations -- 0.01 Basic and diluted income (loss) per common share $0.09 $(0.36) Shares used in computing basic income (loss) per common share 166,628 164,489 Shares used in computing diluted income (loss) per common share 171,440 164,489 (1) Special charges include the following: Loss on facility shutdowns $-- $13,819 -- 13,819 (2) Debt retirement costs include the following: Call premium related to redemption of senior notes due February 2008 $1,648 $-- Write-off of unamortized deferred debt acquisition costs 423 -- 2,071 -- AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (in thousands, except per share data) For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2003 2002 (unaudited) (unaudited) Net revenues $1,144,862 $1,032,989 Cost of revenues 922,617 998,557 Gross profit 222,245 34,432 Operating expenses: Selling, general and administrative 131,828 137,639 Research and development 19,454 24,535 Loss (gain) on disposal of assets (870) 2,912 Amortization of acquired intangibles 6,103 4,995 Special charges (1) -- 281,985 Total operating expenses 156,515 452,066 Operating income (loss) 65,730 (417,634) Other (income) expense: Interest expense, net 107,494 111,010 Foreign currency (gain) loss (1,083) 1,881 Other (income) expense, net 2,076 (11) Debt retirement costs (2) 32,632 -- Total other expense 141,119 112,880 Loss before income taxes, equity investment losses, minority interest and discontinued operations (75,389) (530,514) Equity investment losses (3,555) (166,040) Minority interest expense (2,135) (2,238) Loss from continuing operations before income taxes (81,079) (698,792) Income tax benefit (6,072) (61,891) Loss from continuing operations (75,007) (636,901) Discontinued operations: Income from wafer fabrication services business, net of tax of $419 and $3,791 3,047 6,258 Gain on sale of wafer fabrication services business, net of tax of $7,081 in 2003 51,519 -- Income from discontinued operations 54,566 6,258 Net loss $(20,441) $(630,643) Per Share Data: Basic and diluted loss per common share from continuing operations $(0.45) $(3.89) Basic and diluted income per common share from discontinued operations 0.33 0.04 Basic and diluted net loss per common share $(0.12) $(3.85) Shares used in computing basic and diluted income (loss) per common share 165,883 163,854 (1) Special charges include the following: Loss on FAS 142 impairment $-- $73,080 Loss on FAS 144 impairment -- 190,266 Loss on facility shutdowns -- 18,639 -- 281,985 (2) Debt retirement costs include the following: Call premium related to redemption of senior notes due May 2006 and February 2008 $21,304 $-- Write-off of unamortized deferred debt acquisition costs 8,787 -- Other debt retirement costs 2,541 -- 32,632 -- AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands) September 30, December 31, 2003 2002 (unaudited) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $340,503 $311,249 Accounts receivable Trade, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $6,862 and $7,122 280,959 234,056 Other 6,452 8,532 Inventories 88,280 72,121 Other current assets 48,071 48,661 Total current assets 764,265 674,619 Property, plant and equipment, net 978,409 966,338 Investments 47,281 83,235 Other assets: Goodwill 629,502 628,099 Acquired intangibles 39,504 45,033 Due from affiliates -- 20,852 Other 76,711 114,178 Assets of discontinued operations 247 25,630 Total other assets 745,964 833,792 Total assets $2,535,919 $2,557,984 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Bank overdraft $5,130 $4,633 Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt 54,240 71,023 Trade accounts payable 195,882 180,999 Due to affiliates 3,109 70,243 Accrued expenses 166,109 184,223 Total current liabilities 424,470 511,121 Long-term debt 1,785,765 1,737,690 Other noncurrent liabilities 79,418 67,661 Total liabilities 2,289,653 2,316,472 Minority Interest 11,224 10,145 Stockholders' equity: Common stock 167 166 Additional paid-in capital 1,179,904 1,170,227 Accumulated deficit (954,175) (933,734) Receivable from stockholder -- (2,887) Accumulated other comprehensive gains (losses) 9,146 (2,405) Total stockholders' equity 235,042 231,367 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $2,535,919 $2,557,984 AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (in thousands) For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2003 2002 (unaudited) (unaudited) Cash flows from continuing operating activities: Income (loss) from continuing operations $15,770 $(61,213) Depreciation and amortization 52,660 76,048 Equity investment losses -- (127,004) Other adjustments to reconcile loss to net cash provided by operating activities 16,297 141,216 Changes in assets and liabilities excluding effects of acquisitions (39,739) 19,003 Net cash provided by operating activities 44,988 48,050 Cash flows from investing activities: Purchases of property, plant and equipment (63,649) (20,202) Other investing activities 14,600 46,420 Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (49,049) 26,218 Cash flows used in financing activities (3,841) (16,977) Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents related to continuing operations 2,041 (1,554) Cash flows provided by discontinued operations 60 17,363 Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (5,801) 73,100 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 346,304 161,938 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $340,503 $235,038 Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information: Cash paid during the period for: Interest $32,105 $31,658 Income taxes $3,030 $3,054 AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (in thousands) For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2003 2002 (unaudited) (unaudited) Cash flows from continuing operating activities: Loss from continuing operations $(75,007) $(636,901) Depreciation and amortization 165,360 264,108 Equity investment losses 3,555 24,737 Other adjustments to reconcile loss to net cash provided by operating activities 53,980 374,330 Changes in assets and liabilities excluding effects of acquisitions (48,792) 23,148 Net cash provided by operating activities 99,096 49,422 Cash flows from investing activities: Purchases of property, plant and equipment (148,230) (82,298) Other investing activities 34,612 47,531 Net cash used in investing activities (113,618) (34,767) Cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities 27,621 (13,798) Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents related to continuing operations 2,522 905 Cash flows provided by discontinued operations 13,633 33,219 Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 29,254 34,981 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 311,249 200,057 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $340,503 $235,038 Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information: Cash paid during the period for: Interest $107,869 $103,174 Income taxes $7,553 $5,754
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