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MagnaChip Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results
Date : 2012/02/01
Download : MagnaChip Q4 2011 Earnings Release.pdf


MagnaChip Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results


                              - Power Solutions Full Year 2011 Revenue Grew 61.6% Year-over-Year
                              - AMOLED Display Full Year 2011 Revenue Grew 700% Year-over-Year
                              - Smartphone and Tablet PC 2011 Design Wins Tripled Year-over-Year
                              - Signed a Definitive Agreement to Acquire Dawin Electronics, 
                                a Provider of High-Power Semiconductor Modules

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 quarter and year ended December 31, 2011.

Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $180.8 million, a 9.8% decrease compared to $200.4 million for the third quarter of 2011, and a 3.2% decrease compared to $186.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. For the full year 2011, revenue was $772.8 million compared to $770.4 million for 2010, a 0.3% increase.

Gross profit was $51.5 million or 28.5%, as a percent of revenue, for the fourth quarter of 2011. This compares to gross profit of $60.1 million or 30.0% for the third quarter of 2011 and $60.4 million or 32.3% for the fourth quarter of 2010. For the full year 2011, gross profit was $234.3 million or 30.3% compared to $243.6 million or 31.6% for 2010.

"I am very pleased that for the fourth consecutive quarter we again met our quarterly revenue guidance in what has been a challenging year for the semiconductor industry. Our successful track record is a result of outstanding relationships with major blue chip customers and a growing list of design-wins targeted at high-growth, high-margin applications," said Sang Park, MagnaChip's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Smartphones, tablet PCs, AMOLED displays and Ultrabooks are some examples of growth drivers for MagnaChip in 2012 as well as our rapidly expanding customer base and new product introductions for the power solutions segment. In addition, our recent announcement of the Dawin Electronics Co. Ltd. acquisition strengthens our competitive position in the fast growing IGBT power module business. Looking ahead, we believe there are indications that the first quarter of 2012 could be the bottom of our revenue downturn based on the strength of orders for new products coming from our smartphone and tablet PC customers. Our goal is to grow the business, deliver solid financial performance and to enhance shareholder value in the years to come."

Net income, on a GAAP basis, for the fourth quarter of 2011 totaled $23.7 million or $0.61 per diluted share. This compares to net loss of $56.0 million or $1.43 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2011 and a net income of $12.3 million or $0.31 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2010. For the full year 2011, net income was $21.8 million or $0.55 per diluted share compared to $74.1 million or $1.89 per diluted share for 2010. Net income for 2011 was impacted primarily by a foreign currency loss of $11.6 million compared to a foreign currency gain of $14.7 million for 2010, as well as a special expense for IPO incentive payments of $12.1 million made in 2011. The net foreign currency exposure was primarily related to non-cash translation gains or losses for intercompany balances that were denominated in U.S. dollars.

Adjusted net income, a non-GAAP measurement, for the fourth quarter of 2011 totaled $10.0 million or $0.26 per diluted share compared to $18.2 million or $0.46 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2011 and $17.4 million or $0.44 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2010. For the full year 2011, adjusted net income was $66.4 million or $1.67 per diluted share compared to $89.2 million or $2.28 per diluted share for 2010.

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.

Combined cash balances (cash and cash equivalents plus restricted cash) totaled $168.9 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of $0.2 million from the end of the prior quarter. Cash provided from operations totaled approximately $18.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2011.


Revenue by Segment

In thousands of US dollars                                                                              

  Three Months Ended

 
    Year Ended

 
 
  December 31,
2011
September 30,
2011
December 31,
2010
December 31,
2011
December 31,
2010
Semiconductor
Manufacturing Services
 
$ 67,973 $ 81,571 $ 97,261 $ 338,268 $ 405,197
Display Solutions 90,045 91,767 70,581 338,995 305,884
Power Solutions 22,039 26,358 18,398 92,547 57,273
Other 769 709 532 3,021 2,051
Total Revenue $ 180,826 $ 200,405 $ 186,772 $ 772,831 $ 770,405



Fourth Quarter and Recent Company Highlights

Signed a Definitive Agreement to Acquire Dawin Electronics Co. Ltd., a Provider of High-Power Semiconductor Modules.
Repurchased 1.53 Million Shares under MagnaChip's Stock Repurchase Program Announced October 11, 2011.
Announced the Supply of AMOLED Display Driver ICs for Microsoft Windows-Based Smartphones.
Expanded the LED Driver Product Portfolio to Notebook and Tablet PCs.
Launched Module Based Process Design Kits for Power and Display Driver Applications.


Non-GAAP Metrics

Adjusted EBITDA excludes charges related to depreciation and amortization, interest expense, net, income tax expense, restructuring and impairment charges, inventory step-up, stock-based compensation expense, foreign currency loss (gain), net, derivative valuation loss, net, special expense for an IPO employee incentive payment, and loss on early extinguishment of senior notes. Adjusted net income (loss) excludes charges related to restructuring and impairment, inventory step-up, stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets associated with continuing operations, foreign currency loss (gain), net, derivative valuation loss, net, special expense for an IPO employee incentive payment, and loss on early extinguishment of senior notes. A reconciliation of GAAP results to non-GAAP results is included following the financial statements.


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 first quarter 2012 revenue. 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 March 18, 2011 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.


CONTACTS:

In the United States:

Robert Pursel
Director of Investor Relations
Tel. 408-625-1262
robert.pursel@magnachip.com

In Korea:

Chankeun Park
Senior Manager, Public Relations
Tel.+82-2-6903-3195
chankeun.park@magnachip.com


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