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Amkor Technology Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2013

Second Quarter 2013

  • Net sales $746 million
  • Gross margin 18.5%
  • Net income $30 million
  • Earnings per diluted share $0.14

CHANDLER, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 29, 2013-- 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, 2013, with net sales of $746 million, net income of $30 million, and earnings per diluted share of $0.14.

“Driven by strong results in mobile communications, sales for the quarter increased more than 8% sequentially and year over year with a corresponding improvement in our gross margin,” said Steve Kelley, Amkor's president and chief executive officer. “Since joining Amkor in May, I have been working closely with customers and management to assess our business and operations. We are well positioned with solid investments in the right technologies, customers, and end markets, and I am optimistic about our long-term prospects for sales growth and improved profitability.”

Selected financial information for the second quarter 2013 is as follows:

  • Net Sales: $746 million, up 8.5% from $688 million in the prior quarter, and up 8.7% from $687 million in the second quarter of 2012
  • Gross Margin: 18.5%, compared to 16.7% in the prior quarter, and adjusted gross margin of 17.4% in the second quarter of 2012
  • Net Income: $30 million, up from $13 million in the prior quarter, and down from adjusted net income of $33 million in the second quarter of 2012
  • Earnings Per Diluted Share: $0.14, up from $0.07 in the prior quarter, and down from adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.15 in the second quarter of 2012

Second quarter 2013 results include a $12 million ($0.05 per diluted share) charge on the exchange of $194 million principal amount of our Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014 for cash and common stock, and a $15 million ($0.06 per diluted share) benefit from two discrete tax items relating to foreign operations.

The adjusted gross margin, adjusted net income, and adjusted earnings per diluted share presented above for the second quarter 2012 exclude a loss contingency of $34 million ($32 million, net of tax) relating to our pending patent license arbitration, and are non-GAAP measures. Selected operating data for the second quarter 2013, and a reconciliation of the second quarter 2012 non-GAAP measures presented above to the comparable GAAP measures, are included in a section below before the financial statements.

“Capital additions were $159 million during the second quarter, primarily in support of customers in mobile communications,” said Joanne Solomon, Amkor's executive vice president and chief financial officer.

“We took advantage of favorable conditions in the capital markets to raise additional funding,” continued Solomon. “The $225 million addition to our Senior Notes due 2022 provides resources for our investment initiatives. We also completed a tender offer for our Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014 and exchanged approximately $194 million of these Notes for approximately 64 million shares of our common stock and approximately $12 million of cash.”

Cash and cash equivalents were $636 million, and total debt was $1.7 billion, at June 30, 2013.

Business Outlook

“Looking ahead to the third quarter, our sales are expected to be flat as some customers are adjusting their inventory levels in response to the recent slowdown in demand for smartphones,” noted Kelley. “In light of these developments, we are lowering our estimate of 2013 capital additions from around $525 million to around $450 million. Although this slowdown in the smartphone market has reduced our expectations for the third quarter, we remain confident in the strong growth prospects for mobile communications.”

Based upon currently available information, we have the following expectations for the third quarter 2013:

  • Net sales of $715 million to $765 million, down 4% to up 3% from the prior quarter
  • Gross margin of 16% to 19%
  • Net income of $8 million to $30 million, or $0.04 to $0.13 per diluted share
  • Capital additions of around $100 million for the third quarter, and around $450 million for the full year 2013. This excludes spending for the acquisition of land and construction relating to our previously announced new factory and R&D center in South Korea of $40 million in the third quarter and $140 million in the full year 2013.

Conference Call Information

Amkor will conduct a conference call on Monday, July 29, 2013, 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 1-877-941-9205 or 1-480-629-9771. A replay of the call will be made available at Amkor's website or by dialing 1-800-406-7325 or 1-303-590-3030 (access pass code #4626101). The webcast is also being distributed over Thomson Reuters' Investor Distribution Network to both institutional and individual investors. Individual investors can listen to the call through Thomson Reuters' individual investor center at www.companyboardroom.com or by visiting any of the investor sites in Thomson Reuters' Individual Investor Network. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson Reuters' 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.

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 sales growth and improving profitability, 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:

  • the highly unpredictable nature and costs of litigation and other legal activities and the risk of adverse results of such matters, including the final ruling in the pending patent license arbitration and the impact of other legal proceedings;
  • the highly unpredictable nature of the semiconductor industry;
  • the effect of the global economy on credit markets, financial institutions, customers, suppliers and consumers, including the increasingly uncertain macroeconomic environment;
  • timing and volume of orders relative to production capacity and inability to achieve high capacity utilization rates;
  • volatility of consumer demand and weakness in forecasts from our customers for products incorporating our semiconductor packages, including the recent slowdown in demand for smartphones;
  • dependence on key 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;
  • customer modification of and follow through with respect to forecasts provided to us, including delays in forecasts with respect to smartphones and tablets;
  • changes in tax rates and taxes as a result of changes in 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 a recession or other downturn in the U.S. and other economies worldwide;
  • disruptions in our business or deficiencies in our controls resulting from the implementation and security of, and changes to, our enterprise resource planning and other management information systems;
  • economic effects of terrorist attacks, natural disasters and military conflict;
  • our ability to control costs and improve profitability;
  • competition, competitive pricing and declines in average selling prices;
  • fluctuations in manufacturing yields;
  • dependence on international operations and sales;
  • dependence on raw material and equipment suppliers and changes in raw material and precious metal costs;
  • exchange rate fluctuations;
  • dependence on key personnel;
  • difficulties in managing growth and consolidating and integrating operations;
  • 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, 2012 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.

AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Selected Operating Data

Since the first quarter 2013, we have reported sales data for our packaging services by the following categories: flip chip and wafer-level processing and wirebond. We have also provided quarterly and annual packaging services sales and packaged units for 2011 and 2012 under these revised sales reporting categories at the Investor Relations section of our website at www.amkor.com.

      Q2 2013       Q1 2013       Q2 2012
Sales Data:
Packaging services (in millions):
Flip chip and wafer-level processing $ 339 $ 320 $ 273
Wirebond 308   274   338  
Packaging services 647 594 611
Test services 99   94   76  
Total sales $ 746   $ 688   $ 687  
 
Packaging services:
Flip chip and wafer-level processing 46 % 46 % 40 %
Wirebond 41   % 40   % 49   %
Packaging services 87 % 86 % 89 %
Test services 13   % 14   % 11   %
Total sales 100   % 100   % 100   %
 
Packaged units (in millions):
Flip chip and wafer-level processing 704 579 298
Wirebond 1,976   1,722   1,827  
Total packaged units 2,680   2,301   2,125  
 
Net sales from top ten customers 63 % 63 % 64 %
 
Capacity Utilization:
Packaging 85 % 76 % 79 %
Test 81 % 83 % 80 %
 
End Market Distribution Data (an approximation including representative devices and applications based on a sampling of our largest customers):
Communications (handsets, tablets, wireless LAN, handheld devices) 58 % 59 % 45 %
Consumer (gaming, television, set top boxes, portable media, digital cameras) 14 % 14 % 23 %
Computing (desk tops, PCs, hard disk drives, servers, displays, printers, peripherals) 9 % 9 % 12 %
Networking (servers, routers, switches) 10 % 10 % 11 %
Other (automotive, industrial) 9   % 8   % 9   %
Total 100   % 100   % 100   %
 
Gross Margin Data:
Net sales 100 % 100 % 100 %
Cost of sales:
Materials 41 % 42 % 43 %
Labor 14 % 15 % 15 %
Other manufacturing 26 % 26 % 25 %
Loss contingency   %   % 4   %
Gross margin 19   % 17   % 13   %
 
 
                 
Q2 2013 Q1 2013 Q2 2012
(In millions, except per share data)
Capital Investment Data:
Property, plant and equipment additions $ 159 $ 124 $ 149
Net change in related accounts payable and deposits (49 ) (11 ) (38 )
Purchases of property, plant and equipment $ 110   $ 113   $ 111  
Depreciation and amortization $ 99 $ 97 $ 91
 
Free Cash Flow Data:
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 102 $ 99 $ 86
Less purchases of property, plant and equipment (110 ) (113 ) (111 )
Free cash flow (1) $ (8 ) $ (14 ) $ (25 )
 
Earnings per Share Data:
Net income attributable to Amkor - basic $ 30 $ 13 $ 1
 
Adjustment for dilutive securities on net income:
Interest on 6.0% convertible notes due 2014, net of tax (2) 3   4    
Net income attributable to Amkor - diluted $ 33   $ 17   $ 1  
 
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic 161 152 166
Effect of dilutive securities:
6.0% convertible notes due 2014 (2) 74   83    
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted 235   235   166  
 
Net income attributable to Amkor per common share:
Basic $ 0.18   $ 0.09   $  
Diluted $ 0.14   $ 0.07   $  
 
     

(1)

 

We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less purchases of property, plant and equipment. Free cash flow is not defined by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP"). We believe free cash flow to be relevant and useful information to our investors because it provides them with additional information in assessing our liquidity, capital resources and financial operating results. Our management uses free cash flow in evaluating our liquidity, our ability to service debt and our ability to fund capital additions. However, free cash flow has certain limitations, including that it does not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures since other, non-discretionary expenditures, such as mandatory debt service, are not deducted from the measure. The amount of mandatory versus discretionary expenditures can vary significantly between periods. This measure should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, other measures of liquidity or financial performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, such as net cash provided by operating activities. Furthermore, our definition of free cash flow may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

 

(2)

The potential shares of common stock and interest related to the 6.0% convertible notes due 2014 were excluded from earnings per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2012, because the effect of including these potential shares was antidilutive.

 
 

In the press release above we provide adjusted gross margin, adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per diluted share for the second quarter 2012. We present these non-GAAP amounts to demonstrate the impact of the loss contingency we recognized related to our pending patent license arbitration. These measures have limitations, including that they exclude the charges for the arbitration panel award, which is an amount that the company may ultimately have to pay in cash. Furthermore, the factors affecting the calculation of the arbitration award are complex and subject to determination by the arbitration panel. Therefore, the final amount of the loss may be more than the amount we have recognized. Accordingly, these measures that exclude the loss contingency accrual should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, gross margin, net income and earnings per diluted share prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Below is the reconciliation of adjusted gross margin, adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per diluted share to U.S. GAAP gross margin, net income and earnings per diluted share.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation:            
Q2 2012
Gross margin 13 %
Plus: Loss contingency divided by net sales 4   %
Adjusted gross margin 17   %
 
(In millions)
Net income $ 1
Plus: Loss contingency, net of tax 32  
Adjusted net income $ 33  
 
Earnings per diluted share $
Plus: Loss contingency per diluted share 0.13

Plus: Adjustment for dilutive effect of interest on 6.0% convertible notes due 2014, net of tax

0.02  
Adjusted earnings per diluted share $ 0.15  
 
 
           

AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

 

For the Three Months Ended
June 30,

For the Six Months Ended
June 30,

2013     2012 2013     2012
(In thousands, except per share data)
Net sales $ 746,059 $ 686,527 $ 1,433,588 $ 1,341,537
Cost of sales 607,680   597,207   1,180,256   1,147,236  
Gross profit 138,379 89,320 253,332 194,301
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 65,618 53,489 125,177 110,744
Research and development 14,308   13,867   28,614   27,292  
Total operating expenses 79,926   67,356   153,791   138,036  
Operating income 58,453   21,964   99,541   56,265  
Other expense (income):
Interest expense 23,739 22,452 45,817 41,038
Interest expense, related party 3,192 3,492 6,684 6,984
Interest income (676 ) (828 ) (1,503 ) (1,717 )
Foreign currency loss, net 2,041 1,277 875 2,067

Loss on debt retirement, net

11,619 11,619
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate (1,445 ) (892 ) (1,500 ) (2,880 )
Other income, net (108 ) (518 ) (337 ) (1,152 )
Total other expense, net 38,362   24,983   61,655   44,340  

Income (loss) before income taxes

20,091 (3,019 ) 37,886 11,925
Income tax benefit (10,238 ) (3,891 ) (6,209 ) (529 )
Net income 30,329 872 44,095 12,454
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (602 ) (291 ) (986 ) (99 )
Net income attributable to Amkor $ 29,727   $ 581   $ 43,109   $ 12,355  
 
Net income attributable to Amkor per common share:
Basic $ 0.18   $   $ 0.27   $ 0.07  
Diluted $ 0.14   $   $ 0.21   $ 0.07  
 
Shares used in computing per common share amounts:
Basic 160,886 165,956 156,672 166,911
Diluted 235,111 166,009 235,099 167,012
 
 
           

AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

June 30,
2013

December 31,
2012
(In thousands)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 636,007 $ 413,048
Restricted cash 2,681 2,680
Accounts receivable:
Trade, net of allowances 411,699 389,699
Other 4,463 13,098
Inventories 231,974 227,439
Other current assets 50,331   45,444  
Total current assets 1,337,155 1,091,408
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,885,203 1,819,969
Intangibles, net 5,009 4,766
Investments 103,308 38,690
Restricted cash 2,209 2,308
Other assets 83,449   68,074  
Total assets $ 3,416,333   $ 3,025,215  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt $ 56,350 $
Trade accounts payable 499,508 439,663
Accrued expenses 217,845   212,964  
Total current liabilities 773,703 652,627
Long-term debt 1,519,661 1,320,000
Long-term debt, related party 75,000 225,000
Pension and severance obligations 137,115 139,379
Other non-current liabilities 10,855   21,415  
Total liabilities 2,516,334   2,358,421  
Equity:
Amkor stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock
Common stock 262 198
Additional paid-in capital 1,810,295 1,614,143
Accumulated deficit (713,535 ) (756,644 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income 4,307 11,241
Treasury stock (211,155 ) (210,983 )
Total Amkor stockholders' equity 890,174 657,955
Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries 9,825   8,839  
Total equity 899,999   666,794  
Total liabilities and equity $ 3,416,333   $ 3,025,215  
 
 
     

AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 
For the Six Months Ended
June 30,
2013     2012
(In thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 44,095 $ 12,454
Depreciation and amortization 195,785 179,182

Loss on debt retirement, net

11,619
Other operating activities and non-cash items (13,947 ) (1,881 )
Changes in assets and liabilities (36,702 ) (47,292 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 200,850   142,463  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (222,674 ) (232,682 )
Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment 25,093 998
Payments from unconsolidated affiliate 8,843 9,688
Investment in unconsolidated affiliate (67,372 )
Other investing activities (2,032 ) 1,533  
Net cash used in investing activities (258,142 ) (220,463 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Borrowings under revolving credit facilities 5,000
Payments under revolving credit facilities (5,000 )
Borrowings under short-term debt 30,000
Payments of short-term debt (20,000 )
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 293,000 187,528
Payments of long-term debt, net (165,165 )
Payments for debt issuance costs (3,357 ) (823 )

Payments for the retirement of debt

(11,619 )
Payments for repurchase of common stock (35,652 )
Proceeds from the issuance of stock through share-based compensation plans 162
Payments of tax withholding for restricted shares (172 ) (446 )

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

277,852   (4,396 )
 
Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents 2,399 (1,052 )
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 222,959 (83,448 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 413,048   434,631  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 636,007   $ 351,183  

Source: Amkor Technology, Inc.

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