MagnaChip Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results

(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 fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015.

Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $152.4 million, a 1.3% decline compared to $154.4 million for the third quarter of 2015, and down 9.1% compared to $167.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2014.  Foundry Services revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $65.8 million and Standard Products Group revenue was $86.5 million. For the full year 2015, revenue was $633.7 million compared to $698.2 million for 2014, a 9.2% decrease.

Gross profit was $29.9 million, or 19.6% as a percent of revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015. This compared with gross profit of $34.7 million, or 22.5%, for the third quarter of 2015 and $34.5 million, or 20.6%, for the fourth quarter of 2014. Foundry gross profit was 22.7% and Standard Products Group gross profit was 17.2% in the fourth quarter of 2015. For the full year 2015, gross profit was $134.9 million, or 21.3%, compared to $152.9 million, or 21.9%, for 2014.

Net income, on a GAAP basis, for the fourth quarter of 2015 totaled $22.9 million, or $0.66 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $57.1 million, or $1.65 per basic share, for the third quarter of 2015 and net loss of $63.8 million, or $1.87 per basic share, for the fourth quarter of 2014. Net income included a tax benefit and a foreign currency translation gain on intercompany loans payable as well as spending reductions. For the full year 2015, net loss was $84.9 million, or $2.47 per basic share, compared to $117.2 million or $3.44 per basic share, for 2014.

"Revenue in the fourth quarter was at the high end of our guidance range and gross margin was better than expected, driven primarily by an increase in demand for AMOLED display drivers consumed by smartphone makers in China," said YJ Kim, Chief Executive Officer of MagnaChip. "Despite a weak macro environment, our foundry pipeline is filling, AMOLED demand is improving and our business is showing early signs of stabilizing."

Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Kim commented, "During 2015, we embarked on a comprehensive plan to reduce total normalized spending by more than $40 million for the year. In fact, we far exceeded our goal and reduced total normalized spending by over $50 million, including approximately $13 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 alone. We will continue to explore opportunities to control spending in 2016."

Adjusted Net Income, a non-GAAP measurement, for the fourth quarter of 2015 totaled $5.2 million, or $0.15 per basic and diluted share, compared to an Adjusted Net Loss, a non-GAAP measurement, of $10.4 million, or $0.30 per basic share, in the third quarter of 2015 and an Adjusted Net Loss of $10.8 million, or $0.32 per basic share, for the fourth quarter of 2014. For the full year 2015, Adjusted Net Loss was $26.7 million, or $0.78 per basic share compared to an Adjusted Net Loss of $38.1 million or $1.12 per basic share for 2014.

Management believes that non-GAAP financial measures, when viewed in conjunction with GAAP results, can provide a 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. A reconciliation of GAAP results to non-GAAP results is included following the financial statements.

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $90.9 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2015, an increase of $22.4 million from the end of the prior quarter primarily due to one-time receipts of pre-paid deposits for the planned sale of our 6" fab equipment and prepayment received for end-of-life products produced in our 6" fab.

As disclosed in MagnaChip's 2015 proxy statement, the Board of Directors established a Strategic Review Committee ("SRC") to assist the Board in reviewing, considering and evaluating strategic alternatives that may be available to MagnaChip. The SRC and the Board of Directors are still actively involved in an ongoing process of reviewing various strategic alternatives and will continue to evaluate alternatives consistent with their obligation to act in the best interest of stockholders. No decision has been made to enter into a transaction at this time and MagnaChip can offer no assurance that it will enter into any transaction in the future.

The following table sets forth information relating to our operating segments:







Three Months Ended

Year Ended


December 31,
2015

December 31,
201
4

December 31,
2015

December 31,
2014

Net Sales





Foundry Services Group

$    65,822

$    78,949

$  290,775

$  360,549

Standard Products Group       





Display Solutions          

53,895

55,455

207,480

199,861

Power Solutions             

32,576

33,108

134,814

137,246






Total Standard Products Group  

86,471

88,563

342,294

337,107

All other     

137

140

643

562






Total net sales

$  152,430

$  167,652

$633,712

$  698,218










Three Months Ended

Year Ended


December  3 1 ,
2015

December  3 1 ,
2014

December  3 1 ,
2015

December  3 1 ,
2014

Gross Profit





Foundry Services Group

$    14,935

$    15,630

$    66,175

$    75,739

Standard Products Group       

14,878

18,728

68,094

76,561

All other     

89

140

595

562






Total gross profit           

$    29,902

$    34,498

$  134,864

$  152,862







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