AMIS Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2005 Financial Results; Record Operating Cash Flow of $41 million in Q4; Generated $23 Million in Cash During Quarter; Q4 Pro Forma EPS of $0.17

POCATELLO, Idaho—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Feb. 2, 2006— AMIS Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMIS), parent company of AMI Semiconductor, a leader in the design and manufacture of integrated mixed-signal solutions, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2005.

Financial Results

Fourth quarter 2005 revenue was $139.8 million, an increase of 11 percent sequentially and 13 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2004. Fourth quarter 2005 revenues include a full quarter of revenues from the acquisition of the semiconductor business of Flextronics. Gross margin for fourth quarter 2005 was 44.5 percent, down 460 basis points sequentially and year over year. Gross margin was negatively impacted by approximately 260 basis points in the fourth quarter due to a reserve taken in conjunction with ongoing discussions involving a previous quality issue with one of our customers.

Operating margin was 11.7 percent in fourth quarter 2005, which was down 210 basis points sequentially, but up 80 basis points year over year. Excluding amortization of acquisition-related intangibles and restructuring charges, on a pro forma basis operating margin for fourth quarter 2005 was 17.3 percent, which was up 70 basis points sequentially, but down 180 basis points year over year.

Net income for fourth quarter 2005 was $9.0 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, which compares to net income of $7.3 million or $0.08 per diluted share for the same period in 2004. Pro forma net income for fourth quarter 2005 was $15.1 million or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to pro forma net income of $14.2 million or $0.16 per diluted share in fourth quarter 2004.

Revenue for 2005 was $503.8 million, a decrease of three percent compared to 2004. Net income for 2005 was $21.0 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, compared to $52.4 million or $0.60 per diluted share in 2004. Pro forma net income for 2005 was $53.3 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, compared to pro forma net income of $59.6 million, or $0.69 per diluted share in 2004. Full year 2005 pro forma net income excludes amortization of acquisition-related intangibles and restructuring charges, net of tax effects. In addition, 2005 also excludes charges related to debt refinancing activities in the first quarter 2005 and in-process research and development associated with the Flextronics acquisition in the third quarter 2005.

"I am pleased with the contribution that the Flextronics acquisition added to our business in the fourth quarter," stated Christine King, president and chief executive officer. "While the Flextronics business contributed $20.1 million of revenue in the fourth quarter, our organic business declined two percent sequentially. The shortfall in organic revenue versus our expectations was driven by capacity constraints at our principal assembly subcontractor and inefficiency in our test operation related to our relocation efforts which caused delays in shipments to our customers."

Commenting on full year 2005 accomplishments, King stated, "I am pleased with our achievements this past year, including: the acquisition of the semiconductor business of Flextronics, the successful integration of DSPfactory, the substantial completion of our test and sort consolidation in Manila, and another record year for design wins. During 2005 we saw above normal roll off of old products, particularly in the mixed signal area, which new product introductions failed to offset. Looking forward to 2006, we expect the decline in revenues from end of life products to be at more historical levels and we should realize a greater benefit from new product revenues."

The Company generated record operating cash flow during the quarter of $41.3 million, bringing cash at the end of the quarter to $96.7 million, an increase of $22.9 million sequentially. Capital expenditures during fourth quarter 2005 were $14.1 million.

Business Outlook

"We are anticipating a roughly seasonal decline in revenues in the first quarter of 2006," stated David Henry, senior vice president and chief financial officer. "We're seeing improved orders for automotive, industrial and communications, however we're seeing lower demand at some key medical and military customers. This will in turn, negatively impact our gross profit margin, as medical and military margins are generally higher than the Company average. In addition, higher subcontract assembly costs and lingering inefficiencies in our test operation as a result of our ongoing relocation are expected to negatively impact Q1 gross margin as well. Our outlook for the first quarter of 2006 is as follows:

-- Revenue is expected to be down 2 to 4 percent sequentially,

-- Gross margin is expected to be in the range of 44 to 45 percent,

-- On a pro forma basis, operating margin is expected to be in the range of 11.5 to 12.5 percent, including the impact from stock compensation expense of approximately 200 basis points. Excluding stock compensation expense, pro forma operating margin is expected to be in the range of 13.5 to 14.5 percent,

-- Effective tax rate is expected to be between 16 and 18 percent,

-- Pro forma diluted earnings per share is expected to be in the range of $0.11 to $0.13, including the impact from stock compensation expense of approximately $0.02 per share. Excluding stock compensation expense, pro forma diluted earnings per share is expected to be in the range of $0.13 to $0.15 per share,

-- Full year capital expenditures are expected to increase to approximately eight percent of annual revenues, due primarily to increased capacity requirements in our wafer fabs,

-- Depreciation and amortization is expected to be about $15.5 million."

Impact of SFAS No. 123(R)

Had the Company adopted SFAS No. 123(R) beginning in 2005, diluted earnings per share on a GAAP and pro forma basis would have been reduced by approximately $0.03 and $0.09 for the fourth quarter and full year 2005, respectively. These amounts exclude approximately $0.06 per share in the fourth quarter and full year 2005 for the accelerated vesting of certain stock options.

"Adoption of SFAS No. 123(R) is expected to lower diluted earnings per share on a GAAP and pro forma basis by $0.02 per quarter and $0.07 for the full year in 2006," stated Henry. "It is our intention to include stock compensation expense in our pro forma financial results on a go forward basis. In addition, as a result of expensing stock compensation our long term pro forma operating margin target decreases from 21 percent to 20 percent."

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Christine King, president and CEO, along with Mike O'Neill, senior vice president of the structured digital products, and David Henry, senior vice president and CFO, will host a conference call on February 2, 2006 at 5 p.m. ET, to discuss the Company's fourth quarter and full year financial results and its updated business outlook. Details on how to connect to the conference call or the web simulcast are available under the investor relations section of the Company's web site at http://www.amis.com/investor_relations. A webcast replay will be available at that same location until close of business February 16, 2006.

About AMI Semiconductor

AMI Semiconductor (AMIS) is a leader in the design and manufacture of silicon solutions for the real world. As a widely recognized innovator in state-of-the-art integrated mixed-signal products and structured digital products, AMIS is committed to providing customers with the optimal value, quickest time-to-market semiconductor solutions. Offering unparalleled manufacturing flexibility and dedication to customer service, AMI Semiconductor operates globally with headquarters in Pocatello, Idaho, European corporate offices in Oudenaarde, Belgium, and a network of sales and design centers located in the key markets of the United States, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include the expectation that the Company should begin to realize the full benefit of new product revenues as end of life products will be at more historical levels; guidance on first quarter 2006 revenue, gross margin, pro forma operating margin, effective tax rate, pro forma earnings per share, capital expenditures, and depreciation and amortization; the Company's intention to include stock compensation expense in pro forma financial results going forward; the anticipated impact of SFAS 123(R) on diluted earnings per share on a quarterly and full year basis during 2006; and the decrease in the Company's long-term pro forma operating margin target. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. These risks include general economic and political uncertainty, conditions in the semiconductor industry, changes in the conditions affecting our target markets, manufacturing underutilization, fluctuations in customer demand, raw material costs, exchange rates, timing and success of new products, competitive conditions in the semiconductor industry, risks associated with international operations, the Company's ability to successfully integrate the acquired Flextronics business and employees, product delays, loss of key personnel, and other risks and uncertainties identified in reports filed from time to time by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K. The Company does not intend to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

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