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MagnaChip Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results
Date : 2013/01/31

- Revenue Increased 6.1% For the Full Year
- Gross Margin Increased 190 Basis Points For the Full Year
- Achieved 2012 GAAP EPS of $5.16 Per Diluted Share, Adjusted EPS of $2.23 Per Diluted Share
 


SEOUL, South Korea and CUPERTINO, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, 2012.

Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $218.1 million, a 1.7% decrease compared to $221.9 million for the third quarter of 2012, and a 20.6% increase compared to $180.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. For the full year 2012, revenue was $819.6 million compared to $772.8 million for 2011, a 6.1% increase.

Gross margin was $74.3 million or 34.1%, as a percent of revenue, for the fourth quarter of 2012. This compares to gross profit of $76.4 million or 34.5 % for the third quarter of 2012 and $51.5 million or 28.5% for the fourth quarter of 2011. For the full year 2012, gross profit was $263.5 million or 32.2% compared to $234.3 million or 30.3% for 2011.

Net income, on a GAAP basis, for the fourth quarter of 2012 totaled $125.3 million or $3.38 per diluted share. This compares to net income of $48.4 million or $1.30 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2012 and a net income of $23.7 million or $0.61 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2011. For the full year 2012, net income was $193.3 million or $5.16 per diluted share compared to $21.8 million or $0.55 per diluted share for 2011. Net income for 2012 was impacted primarily by a gross margin of $263.5 million compared to $234.3 million for 2011, recognition of deferred tax assets of $64.7 million in 2012, and a foreign currency gain of $56.0 million compared to a foreign currency loss of $11.6 million for 2011, which was primarily related to non-cash foreign currency translation for intercompany balances that were denominated in U.S. dollars.

"I am very pleased that we ended 2012 with revenue of $819.6 million dollars, up 6.1% from 2011 and outpacing the semiconductor industry, which declined 3.0% this year. While the macro environment remained weak, we have successfully aligned with the growing smartphone and tablet PC market, leveraged our strong relationships with blue chip customers, and delivered 30% more new products in 2012 from the previous year," said Sang Park, MagnaChip Chairman and CEO. "I believe that this will help differentiate us from our competitors and allow us to perform better than the market in 2013. Compared to the same quarter last year, Q4 revenue and gross margin maintained better momentum due to a successful mix shift of products and customers and improved utilization from our mixed business model. Our revenue and margin performance this quarter represents our eighth consecutive quarter of meeting or exceeding guidance."

Adjusted net income, a non-GAAP measurement, for the fourth quarter of 2012 totaled $28.7 million or $0.77 per diluted share compared to $30.4 million or $0.81 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2012 and $10.0 million or $0.26 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2011. For the full year 2012, adjusted net income was $83.5 million or $2.23 per diluted share compared to $66.4 million or $1.67 per diluted share for 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 $182.4 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012, an increase of $16.6 million from the end of the prior quarter. Cash provided from operations totaled approximately $31.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2012.

Revenue by Segment

In thousands of US dollars Three Months Ended Year Ended

  December 31, 2012 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011
Semiconductor Manufacturing Services $ 112,654 $ 117,978 $ 67,973 $ 389,812 $ 338,268
Display Solutions  72,806 69,415 90,045 302,230 338,995
Power Solutions 31,949  33,849 22,039 124,750 92,547
Other 675  630 769 2,800 3,021
Total Revenue $ 218,084 $ 221,872 $ 180,826 $ 819,592 $ 772,831

 
Fourth Quarter and Recent Company Highlights

Power Solutions 2012 Revenue Grew 34.8% for the Full Year.
AMOLED 2012 Revenue from Smartphones Grew 47.0% for the Full Year.
Eighth Consecutive Quarter of Achieving Financial Guidance.
Repurchased 406 Thousand Shares in Q4 under MagnaChip's 2011 Stock Repurchase Program.

Business Outlook

For the first quarter of 2013, MagnaChip expects:

Revenue will be in the range of $201 million to $209 million.
Gross margin will be 31.0% to 33.0% as a percent of revenue.

Non-GAAP Metrics

Adjusted EBITDA excludes charges related to depreciation and amortization, interest expense, net, income tax expense (benefit), restructuring and impairment charges, stock-based compensation expense, foreign currency loss (gain), net, derivative valuation loss (gain), net, secondary offering and others, special expense for an IPO employee incentive payment, and loss on early extinguishment of senior notes. Adjusted net income excludes charges related to restructuring and impairment, stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets associated with continuing operations, foreign currency loss (gain), net, derivative valuation loss (gain), net, secondary offering and others, GAAP and cash tax expense difference, 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.

Conference Call

MagnaChip will hold a conference call at 2 p.m. PST today to discuss the fourth quarter 2012 financial results. The conference call will be webcast live and is also available by dialing 1-866-776-2061 in the U.S. or 1-706-679-0298 for all other locations. The conference ID number is 86473379 and participants are encouraged to initiate their calls at least 10 minutes in advance of the 2 p.m. PST start time to ensure a timely connection. The webcast and earnings release will be accessible at www.magnachip.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available the same day and will run for 72 hours. The replay access numbers are 1-855-859-2056 or 1-404-537-3406. The access code is 86473379.

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 2013 revenue and gross margin. 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 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. +1-408-625-1262
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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