Amkor Technology Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter 2012
Posted on April 26, 2012 at 16:05 PM EDT
Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, with net sales of $655 million, net income of $12 million, and earnings per diluted share of $0.06. Net income includes a charge of $7 million (of which $5 million was recorded in cost of sales and $2 million in selling, general and administrative expenses), and earnings per diluted share includes a charge of $0.03, for restructuring costs associated with reductions in our workforce in Japan.
“First quarter results came in at the high end of our expectations,” said Ken Joyce, Amkor's president and chief executive officer. “Our strong position in wireless communications continues to drive our business and we saw notable improvement in our test services segment. We also benefited from additional leadframe packaging business from some customers whose supply chains were disrupted by the flooding in Thailand during the fourth quarter of 2011.”
Selected financial information for the first quarter 2012 is as follows:
“Capital additions were $124 million during the first quarter, primarily in support of specific business for customers in smartphones and tablets,” said Joanne Solomon, Amkor's executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Amkor's Board of Directors previously authorized $300 million for the repurchase of our common stock; $150 million in August 2011 and $150 million in February 2012. During the first quarter 2012 the company repurchased 1.0 million shares at a purchase price of $4.5 million, for a total of 29.6 million shares at a purchase price of $133.4 million since the program commenced.
Cash and cash equivalents were $381 million, and net debt was $974 million, at March 31, 2012.
Selected operating data for the first quarter 2012 is included in a section below before the financial statements.
Based upon the currently available information, we have the following expectations for the second quarter 2012:
“We expect solid growth in the second half of 2012,” noted Joyce. “Several of our major customers that sell into smartphones and tablets have substantially increased their demand forecasts with us and we are raising our estimate of 2012 capital additions to around $550 million to meet these specific new opportunities. However, our sales and capital additions may vary depending on a number of factors including the supply of 28 nanometer wafers for some of our customers.”
Conference Call Information
Amkor will conduct a conference call on April 26, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight 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 web site: www.amkor.com. You may also access the call by dialing 1-888-561-1799. A replay of the call will be made available at Amkor's web site or by dialing 800-406-7325 (access pass code #4532650). 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).
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 on 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, 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:
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, 2011 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.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
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