Company Reports Increased Revenue and Margins, while also Significantly Lowering Capital Expenditures and Paying Down US$84.6 Million in Debt
Hsinchu, Taiwan, August 18, 2011 - ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. ("ChipMOS" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: IMOS) today reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. All U.S. dollar figures in this release are based on the exchange rate of NT$28.79 against US$1.00 as of June 30, 2011.
Net revenue on a US GAAP basis for the second quarter of 2011 was NT$4,671.0 million or US$162.2 million, an increase of 4.5% from NT$4,469.6 million or US$155.2 million in the first quarter of 2011 and an increase of 3.8% from NT$4,498.4 million or US$156.2 million for the second quarter 2010.
Net loss on a US GAAP basis for the second quarter of 2011 was NT$4.1 million or US$0.1 million, and NT$0.15 or US$0.01 per basic and diluted common share, compared to net loss of NT$118.7 million or US$4.1 million, and NT$4.61 or US$0.16 per basic and diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2011 and a net loss of NT$49.7 million or US$1.7 million, and NT$2.05 or US$0.07 per basic and diluted common share for the second quarter of 2010.
The unaudited consolidated financial results of ChipMOS for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011 included the financial results of ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC., ChipMOS U.S.A., Inc., MODERN MIND TECHNOLOGY LIMITED and its wholly-owned subsidiary ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Shanghai) LTD., and ThaiLin Semiconductor Corp.
S.J. Cheng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ChipMOS, said, "This was a very good quarter for us and underscores the core strength of our operations. The ongoing diversification of our customer base and target markets helped to minimize the impact of current volatility being experienced by many in our industry. We achieved revenue growth of 4.5% compared to the first quarter, with a further improvement in gross margin to 10.3% in Q2 2011, up from 7.6% in Q1 2011 and 5.2% in Q2 2010. Growth in our testing and assembly services for flash and mixed-signal products as well as our LCDD driver business, including gold bumping, was led by increased demand in mobile touch devices, including tablet computers and smartphones."
S.K. Chen, Chief Financial Officer of ChipMOS, said, "While we are pleased with our financial performance during the quarter, we remain focused on further optimizing the efficiencies of our operations in order to best accommodate customer capacity demands and to regain our profitability. As such, we achieved further improvements in our gross margin, and see additional room for improvement over the longer-term as we work to return to higher, more normal corporate levels. Of note, our blended utilization remained strong at 77%, with only slight movement in the contribution on a segment basis. We reduced capital expenditures 41% in Q2 2011 to US$17.0 million compared to Q1 2011, with the majority spent on growth areas, including LCDD and 12-inch wafer gold bumping capacity. Importantly, we made substantial progress on our debt reduction target, with a US$84.6 million reduction in total debt in the second quarter of 2011, on top of the US$31 million in the first quarter of 2011. We exited the quarter with a strong balance of cash and cash equivalents at US$176.7 million as of June 30, 2011."
Third Quarter 2011 Outlook
Looking into the third quarter, the Company currently expects revenue to be flat-to-down in the single digits as compared to the second quarter of 2011, while maintaining gross margin on a consolidated basis in the range of 4.0% to 9.0%.
Mr. Cheng continued, "We entered the third quarter with a conservative outlook based on softening near-term demand trends consistent with the broader semiconductor industry. Overall, we expect the demand stability in our LCD driver business will partially offset anticipated macro weakness in the niche/mobile DRAM, flash and mixed-signal segments from inventory adjustment. Revenue contribution from our 12-inch wafer gold bumping and LCDD turnkey business will begin in Q4 2011. Importantly, we remain confident in our business prospects over the longer-term and expect our ongoing cost reduction efforts will allow us to improve our gross margin levels by offsetting increased material costs over time."
Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details
ChipMOS will review detailed second quarter 2011 results on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 8:00AM ET (8:00PM, August 18, Taiwan time). The conference call-in number is +1-201-689-8562. A live webcast of the conference call will be available at ChipMOS' website at http://www.chipmos.com. The playback is scheduled to be available in 2 hours after the conclusion of the conference call and will be accessible by dialing +1-858-384-5517, with confirmation ID number 376016.
About ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD.:
ChipMOS (http://www.chipmos.com) is a leading independent provider of semiconductor testing and assembly services to customers in Taiwan, Japan, and the U.S. With advanced facilities in Hsinchu and Southern Taiwan Science Parks in Taiwan and Shanghai, ChipMOS and its subsidiaries provide testing and assembly services to a broad range of customers, including leading fabless semiconductor companies, integrated device manufacturers and independent semiconductor foundries.
Certain statements contained in this announcement may be viewed as "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual performance, financial condition or results of operations of the Company to be materially different from any future performance, financial condition or results of operations implied by such forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these risks, uncertainties and other factors is included in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and in the Company's other filings with the SEC.
Use of Non-GAAP Information
Readers are reminded that non-GAAP numbers contained in this announcement are merely a supplement to, and not a replacement for, the GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP numbers should be read in conjunction with the US GAAP financial measures. It should be noted as well that the non-GAAP information provided in this announcement may be different from the non-GAAP information provided by other companies.
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RECONCILIATION OF US GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO CHIPMOS
TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO CHIPMOS (UNAUDITED)
For the Three Months Ended Jun. 30, Mar. 31, 2011 and Jun. 30, 2010
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Except for Per Share Amounts
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
To supplement our consolidated income statement (unaudited) for the three months ended Jun. 30, 2011 on a US GAAP basis, the Company uses a non-GAAP measure of net income (loss) attributable to ChipMOS, which is US GAAP net income (loss) attributable to ChipMOS adjusted to exclude two non-cash items referred to as special items. The two non-cash items excluded are changes in the fair value of the embedded derivative liabilities and amortization of discount on convertible notes. These items are considered by the management to be outside of the Company's core operating results. For example, changes in the fair value of the embedded derivative liabilities relate heavily to the Company's stock price, interest rate and volatility, all of which are difficult to predict and outside of the control of the Company and its management.
For these reasons, management uses non-GAAP adjusted measures of net income (loss) attributable to ChipMOS and non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share attributable to ChipMOS to evaluate the performance of our core businesses and to estimate future core performance. In addition, this information facilitates our management's internal comparisons to our historical operating results as well as to the operating results of our competitors.
The Company's management finds these supplemental non-GAAP measures to be useful, and we believe these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors in enabling them to perform additional analyses of past, present and future operating performance and as a supplemental means to evaluate our core operating results. However, readers are reminded that non-GAAP numbers are merely a supplement to, and not a replacement for, US GAAP financial measures. They should be read in conjunction with the US GAAP financial measures. It should be noted as well that our non-GAAP information may be different from the non-GAAP information provided by other companies.
Dr. S.K. Chen
ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD.