HAYWARD, Calif., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: UCTT), a leading developer and supplier of critical subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and research industries, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 29, 2012.
Revenue for the second quarter of 2012 was $101.9 million, a decrease of 7.8% from the first quarter of 2012 and a decrease of 23.8% from the same period a year ago. Semiconductor revenue was 86.1% of total revenue for the second quarter of 2012 compared to 85.1% in the previous quarter and revenue outside the U.S. accounted for 36.7% of the total revenue for the second quarter of 2012 compared to 32.2% for the previous quarter. Gross margin for the second quarter of 2012 was 14.0%, compared to 14.2% for the previous quarter and 14.2% for the same period a year ago.
The Company recorded net income of $3.9 million, or $0.17 per share in the second quarter of 2012 compared to net income of $4.7 million, or $0.20 per share in the previous quarter, and net income of $7.0 million, or $0.30 per share for the same period a year ago. The company's tax rate for the second quarter of 2012 was 20.0%.
Cash at the end of the second quarter of 2012 was $51.1 million, a decrease of $3.6 million from the previous quarter after paying off our line of credit balance of $19.5 million. Net liquidity was $47.5 million, an increase of $16.5 million from the prior quarter.
Clarence Granger, Ultra Clean's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated: "I am pleased with UCT's operating performance in the second quarter. Our continued focus on operational improvement and inventory management resulted in a decrease in inventory of $16.5 million which helped contribute to the highest net liquidity in the history of UCT. Also, on July 3, we announced that UCT completed the merger with Advanced Integration Technologies, which we believe significantly strengthens the value proposition for customers in all of our markets."
Commenting on Ultra Clean's corporate guidance, Granger noted: "With the combination of Advanced Integration Technologies we expect revenue for the third quarter of 2012 to range between $107 million to $112 million, with earnings per share in the range of $0.10 to $0.14. We are forecasting a tax rate of 32% for the third quarter and a tax rate of 28% for the year."
Ultra Clean will conduct a conference call today, Monday, July 23, beginning at 1:45 p.m. PDT at 866-297-2991 (domestic) and 706-679-7569 (international). A replay of the webcast will be available for fourteen days following the conference call at 855-859-2056 (domestic) and 404-537-3406 (international). The confirmation number for the live broadcast and replay is 98323838 (all callers). The conference call will also be webcast live and be available for fourteen days on our website.
About Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.
Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. is a leading developer and supplier of critical subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and research industries. Ultra Clean offers its customers an integrated outsourced solution for gas delivery systems and other subassemblies, improved design-to-delivery cycle times, component neutral design and manufacturing and component testing capabilities. Ultra Clean's customers are primarily original equipment manufacturers for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and research industries. Ultra Clean is headquartered in Hayward, California. Additional information is available at www.uct.com.
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