Amkor Technology Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2015

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Net sales $737 million
  • Gross margin 15.6%
  • Net income $10 million; $19 million before charge for early extinguishment of debt
  • Earnings per diluted share $0.04; $0.08 before charge for early extinguishment of debt
  • Redemption completed for all $345 million of our 7.375% Senior Notes due 2018

TEMPE, Ariz.--()--Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

“We generated $737M in Q2 revenues, roughly flat to Q1,” said Steve Kelley, Amkor's president and chief executive officer. “Profitability was constrained due to lower revenues and a weaker product mix.”

      GAAP Results
Q2 2015   Q1 2015   Q2 2014
($ in millions, except per share amounts)
Net sales $737 $743 $767
Gross margin 15.6% 18.2% 19.6%
Net income* $10 $29 $50
Earnings per diluted share* $0.04 $0.12 $0.21

*Second quarter 2015 results include a $9 million ($0.04 per diluted share) charge for the early extinguishment of debt related to the redemption of all $345 million aggregate principal amount of Amkor's outstanding 7.375% Senior Notes due 2018. Second quarter 2014 results include a net gain of $18 million ($0.08 per diluted share) related to the sale of Amkor's Japanese subsidiary to J-Devices, its joint venture in Japan.

During the second quarter we completed the redemption of our 7.375% Senior Notes due 2018 using cash on hand and borrowings under our credit facilities which bear interest at floating rates tied to LIBOR. Based on current interest rates, we expect to save approximately $17 million in annual interest expense from the redemption.

Cash and cash equivalents were $442 million, and total debt was $1.5 billion, at June 30, 2015.

Business Outlook

“We expect sluggish mobile device market conditions to persist through most of Q3, with revenues slightly down compared with Q2,” said Kelley. “We are cautiously optimistic that demand will strengthen in the fourth quarter with the anticipated launch of flagship mobile devices. Due to the changed demand outlook, we are reducing our estimate of full year 2015 capital expenditures to around $550 million, including around $150 million of spending for our new K5 facility."

Based upon currently available information, we have the following expectations for the third quarter 2015:

  • Net sales of $700 million to $750 million, down 5% to up 2% from the prior quarter
  • Gross margin of 13% to 16%
  • Net loss of $7 million to net income of $14 million, or ($0.03) to $0.06 per share

Conference Call Information

Amkor will conduct a conference call on Monday, July 27, 2015, 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 1-877-645-6380 or 1-404-991-3911. A replay of the call will be made available at Amkor's website or by dialing 1-855-859-2056 or 1-404-537-3406 (conference ID 84109040). The webcast is also being distributed over NASDAQ OMX's investor distribution network to both institutional and individual investors. Institutional investors can access the call via NASDAQ OMX's 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 at Amkor's website: www.amkor.com.

 

AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Selected Operating Data

 
Q2 2015   Q1 2015   Q2 2014
Net Sales Data:
Net sales (in millions):
Advanced products* $ 362 $ 373 $ 364
Mainstream products** 375   370   403  
Total net sales $ 737   $ 743   $ 767  
 
Packaging services

85

% 85 % 86 %
Test services

15

% 15 % 14 %
 
Net sales from top ten customers 62 % 60 % 58 %
 
Packaged units (in millions):
Advanced products*

1,275

1,188 910
Mainstream products** 2,703   2,671   3,379  
Total packaged units

3,978

  3,859   4,289  
 
End Market Distribution Data (an approximation including representative devices and applications based on a sampling of our largest customers):
Communications (smart phones, tablets, handheld devices, wireless LAN) 56 % 57 % 53 %
Consumer (television, set top boxes, gaming, portable media, digital cameras) 12 % 12 % 15 %
Automotive, industrial and other (infotainment, safety, performance, comfort) 12 % 11 % 12 %
Networking (servers, routers, switches) 11 % 11 % 11 %
Computing (PCs, hard disk drive, printers, peripherals, servers) 9   % 9   % 9   %
Total 100   % 100   % 100   %
 
Gross Margin Data:
Net sales 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Cost of sales:
Materials 37.2 % 36.7 % 37.2 %
Labor 15.7 % 14.2 % 14.0 %
Other manufacturing 31.5   % 30.9   % 29.2   %
Gross margin 15.6   % 18.2   % 19.6   %
 
Earnings per Share Data:
 
Net income attributable to Amkor common stockholders - basic and diluted $ 10   $ 29   $ 50  
 
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic 237 237 233
Effect of dilutive securities:
Stock options 1
6.0% convertible notes due 2014     3  
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted 237   237   237  
 
Net income attributable to Amkor per common share:
Basic $ 0.04   $ 0.12   $ 0.21  
Diluted $ 0.04   $ 0.12   $ 0.21  

 

 

*Advanced products include flip chip and wafer-level processing and related test services

**Mainstream products include wirebond packaging and related test services

 
 

AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

 
    For the Three Months Ended
June 30,
  For the Six Months Ended
June 30,
2015   2014 2015   2014
(In thousands, except per share data)
Net sales $ 736,722 $ 767,459 $ 1,479,597 $ 1,463,503
Cost of sales 621,624   616,745   1,229,552   1,183,969  
Gross profit 115,098   150,714   250,045   279,534  
Selling, general and administrative 56,435 67,674 119,377 130,098
Research and development 20,020   22,079   38,046   43,124  
Total operating expenses 76,455   89,753   157,423   173,222  
Operating income 38,643 60,961 92,622 106,312
Interest expense 22,845 22,537 46,622 46,259
Interest expense, related party 1,242 1,242 2,484 2,484
Other expense (income), net 7,290   (5,699 ) 6,792   (5,663 )
Total other expense, net 31,377   18,080   55,898   43,080  
Income before taxes and equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate 7,266 42,881 36,724 63,232
Income tax expense 4,631   12,511   10,630   17,440  
Income before equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate 2,635 30,370 26,094 45,792
Equity in earnings of J-Devices 7,566   20,036   13,804   25,797  
Net income 10,201 50,406 39,898 71,589
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (623 ) (885 ) (1,539 ) (1,435 )
Net income attributable to Amkor $ 9,578   $ 49,521   $ 38,359   $ 70,154  
 
Net income attributable to Amkor per common share:
Basic $ 0.04   $ 0.21   $ 0.16   $ 0.31  
Diluted $ 0.04   $ 0.21   $ 0.16   $ 0.30  
 
Shares used in computing per common share amounts:
Basic 236,840 232,891 236,774 224,868
Diluted 237,321 236,872 237,366 236,182
 
 

Net income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 includes a net gain of $18 million ($0.08 per diluted share) related to the sale of Amkor's Japanese subsidiary to J-Devices, its joint venture in Japan. In connection with the sale, Amkor recognized $9 million principally from the realization of accumulated foreign currency translation gains (reflected in Other expense (income), net) and an additional $9 million from its equity interest in the gain realized by J-Devices on the transaction (reflected in Equity in earnings of J-Devices).

 

AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 
   

June 30,
2015

 

December 31,
2014

(In thousands)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 442,297 $ 449,946
Restricted cash 2,682 2,681
Accounts receivable, net of allowances 438,494 469,683
Inventories 219,993 223,379
Other current assets 48,912   52,259  
Total current assets 1,152,378 1,197,948
Property, plant and equipment, net 2,229,022 2,206,476
Investments 140,396 117,733
Restricted cash 2,306 2,123
Other assets 120,126   111,125  
Total assets $ 3,644,228   $ 3,635,405  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt $ $ 5,000
Trade accounts payable 280,677 309,025
Capital expenditures payable 210,319 127,568
Accrued expenses 226,402   258,997  
Total current liabilities 717,398 700,590
Long-term debt 1,415,528 1,450,824
Long-term debt, related party 75,000 75,000
Pension and severance obligations 158,041 152,673
Other non-current liabilities 109,068   125,382  
Total liabilities 2,475,035   2,504,469  
 
Amkor stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock
Common stock 283 282
Additional paid-in capital 1,881,713 1,878,810
Accumulated deficit (478,603 ) (516,962 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (36,985 ) (32,867 )
Treasury stock (213,455 ) (213,028 )
Total Amkor stockholders’ equity 1,152,953 1,116,235
Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries 16,240   14,701  
Total equity 1,169,193   1,130,936  
Total liabilities and equity $ 3,644,228   $ 3,635,405  
 
 

AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

For the Six Months Ended
June 30,

2015   2014
(In thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 39,898 $ 71,589
Depreciation and amortization 248,716 220,389
Loss on debt retirement 2,530
Gain on sale of subsidiary to J-Devices (9,155 )
Other operating activities and non-cash items (14,179 ) (24,000 )
Changes in assets and liabilities (48,684 ) (23,570 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 228,281   235,253  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Payments for property, plant and equipment (194,360 ) (230,392 )
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 4,069 1,634
Cash received (transferred) on sale of subsidiary to J-Devices, net 8,355 (15,774 )
Investment in J-Devices (12,908 )
Other investing activities (1,315 ) (353 )
Net cash used in investing activities (196,159 ) (244,885 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Borrowings under revolving credit facilities 180,000
Payments under revolving credit facilities (30,000 )
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 340,000 80,000
Payments of long-term debt (530,000 ) (140,000 )
Payment of deferred consideration for an acquisition (18,763 )
Proceeds from the issuance of stock through share-based compensation plans 656 4,826
Payments of tax withholding for restricted shares (427 ) (1,006 )
Net cash used in financing activities (39,771 ) (74,943 )
 
Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents

68

 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (7,649 ) (84,507 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 449,946   610,442  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 442,297   $ 525,935  
 
 

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 expected annual interest savings 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:

  • there can be no assurance that our new factory and research and development center in Korea will be completed, or that the actual scope, costs, timeline or benefits of the project will be consistent with our current expectations;
  • the highly unpredictable nature and cyclicality of the semiconductor industry;
  • timing and volume of orders relative to production capacity and the inability to achieve high capacity utilization rates, control costs and improve profitability;
  • volatility of consumer demand, double booking by customers and deterioration in forecasts from our customers for products incorporating our semiconductor packages, including any slowdown in demand or changes in customer forecasts for smartphones or other mobile devices;
  • delays, lower manufacturing yields and supply constraints relating to wafers, particularly for advanced nodes and related technologies;
  • dependence on key customers and the impact of changes in our market share and prices for our services with those 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 effect of the global economy on credit markets, financial institutions, customers, suppliers and consumers, including the uncertain macroeconomic environment;
  • the highly unpredictable nature and costs of litigation and other legal activities and the risk of adverse results of such matters and the impact of other legal proceedings;
  • the negative impact on economic growth resulting from the action or inaction of the U.S. government relating to federal income tax increases for individuals or corporations, the federal debt ceiling, the federal deficit and government spending restrictions or shutdowns;
  • changes in tax rates and taxes as a result of changes in U.S. or foreign 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 an economic slowdown in China, the U.S. and other major economies worldwide;
  • disruptions in our business or deficiencies in our controls resulting from the integration of newly acquired operations or the implementation and security of, and changes to, our enterprise resource planning, factory shop floor systems and other management information systems;
  • economic effects of terrorist attacks, natural disasters and military conflict;
  • competition, competitive pricing and declines in average selling prices;
  • fluctuations in manufacturing yields;
  • dependence on international operations and sales and exchange rate fluctuations;
  • dependence on raw material and equipment suppliers and changes in raw material and precious metal costs;
  • dependence on key personnel;
  • 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, 2014 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, Finance and Investor Relations
480-786-7594
greg.johnson@amkor.com

Contacts

Amkor Technology, Inc.
Joanne Solomon
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
480-786-7878
joanne.solomon@amkor.com
Greg Johnson
Senior Director, Finance and Investor Relations
480-786-7594
greg.johnson@amkor.com