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MagnaChip Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Date : 2012/04/25
 

MagnaChip Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results


                                    - Power Solutions Revenue Grew 14.6% Sequentially and 23.7% Year-over-Year
                                    - Achieved GAAP EPS of $0.40 and Adjusted EPS of $0.17
                                    - Expects Q2 Revenue to Increase 11% to 15% on a Sequential Basis


SEOUL, South Korea and CUPERTINO, Calif., April 25, 2012 - 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, 2012.

Revenue for the first quarter of 2012 was $177.0 million, a 2.1% decrease compared to $180.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, and a 5.8% decrease compared to $187.9 million for the first quarter of 2011.

Gross profit was $49.9 million or 28.2%, as a percent of revenue, for the first quarter of 2012. This compares to gross profit of $51.5 million or 28.5 % for the fourth quarter of 2011 and $56.5 million or 30.1% for the first quarter of 2011.

"I am very pleased that since going public in March 2011, we have met our revenue and gross margin guidance each quarter for 5 consecutive quarters in what has been a very challenging period for the industry," said Sang Park, MagnaChip's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "As our Q2 guidance suggests, the first quarter of 2012 was indeed our bottom during this current semiconductor downturn. We have been seeing renewed customer order strength and wafer loading since early March as a result of increased demand from smartphone and tablet PC customers and expect this trend to continue into the second half of this year. In anticipation of this growing demand, we have allocated additional fab capacity to support expansion."

Net income, on a GAAP basis, for the first quarter of 2012 totaled $15.3 million or $0.40 per diluted share. This compares to net income of $23.7 million or $0.61 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2011 and a net income of $22.5 million or $0.57 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2011. Net income was impacted primarily by a foreign currency gain of $11.1 million during the quarter which was primarily related to non-cash translation gains for intercompany balances that were denominated in U.S. dollars.

Adjusted net income, a non-GAAP measurement, for the first quarter of 2012 totaled $6.5 million or $0.17 per diluted share compared to $10.0 million or $0.26 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2011 and $15.7 million or $0.40 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2011.

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 $160.6 million at the end of the first quarter of 2012, a decrease of $8.4 million from the end of the prior quarter. Cash provided from operations totaled approximately $39.9 million for the first quarter of 2012.


Revenue by Segment

In thousands of US dollars Three Months Ended

  March 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 March 31, 2011
 Semiconductor Manufacturing Services $ 67,863 $ 67,973 $ 92,266
 Display Solutions 83,225 90,045 74,464
 Power Solutions 25,253 22,039 20,412
 Other 661 769 779
 Total Revenue $ 177,002 $ 180,826 $ 187,921



First Quarter and Recent Company Highlights

Power Solutions Revenue Grew 14.6% Sequentially and 23.7% Year-over-Year.
Fab loading rate exceeded 90% in March 2012.
Achieved GAAP EPS of $0.40 and Adjusted EPS of $0.17.
Repurchased 1.04 Million Shares under MagnaChip's Stock Repurchase Program Announced October 11, 2011.


Business Outlook For the second quarter of 2012, MagnaChip expects:

Revenue will increase 11% to 15% ($197 million to $203 million) on a sequential basis.
Gross Profit, as a percent of revenue, will be in the range of 29.5% to 30.5%.


Non-GAAP Metrics Adjusted EBITDA excludes charges related to depreciation and amortization, interest expense, net, income tax expense, stock-based compensation expense, foreign currency gain, net, derivative valuation loss (gain), net, and special expense for an IPO employee incentive payment. Adjusted net income (loss) excludes charges related to, stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets associated with continuing operations, foreign currency gain, net, derivative valuation loss (gain), net, and special expense for an IPO employee incentive payment. 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 second quarter 2012 revenue and gross profit. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to MagnaChip 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 8, 2012 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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