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ChipMOS REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2019 RESULTS

2020-03-10 15:00 7848

Full Year 2019 Highlights (as compared to the Full Year 2018):

  • 10.1% Growth in Revenue to US$680.0 Million from US$617.9 Million; Both a Record High and the Highest Annual Revenue Growth Since 2015
  • 14.5% Increase in Gross Profit to US$131.3 Million from US$114.7 Million
  • 70 Basis Points Improvement in Gross Margin to 19.3% from 18.6%
  • Net Earnings of NT$3.55 or US$0.12 per Basic Common Share or US$2.38 per Basic ADS Compared to Net Earnings of NT$1.37 or US$0.05 per Basic Common Share or US$0.92 per Basic ADS
  • Generated US$200.4 Million in Cash from Operations in 2019
  • NT$1.80 Per Share Distribution Authorized by Board Pending Shareholder Approval at June 9, 2020 AGM

HSINCHU, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. ("ChipMOS" or the "Company") (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 8150 and NASDAQ: IMOS), an industry leading provider of outsourced semiconductor assembly and test services ("OSAT"), today reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019. All U.S. dollar figures cited in this press release are based on the exchange rate of NT$29.91 against US$1.00 as of December 31, 2019.

All the figures were prepared in accordance with Taiwan-International Financial Reporting Standards ("Taiwan-IFRS"). 

Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 was NT$5,571.5 million or US$186.3 million, an increase of 3.2% from NT$5,399.1 million or US$180.5 million in the third quarter of 2019 and an increase of 12.1% from NT$4,972.3 million or US$166.2 million for the same period in 2018.  Net profit attributable to equity holders of the Company for the fourth quarter of 2019 was NT$530.0 million or US$17.7 million, and NT$0.73 or US$0.02 per basic common share, as compared to net profit attributable to equity holders of the Company for the third quarter of 2019 of NT$585.9 million or US$19.6 million, and NT$0.81 or US$0.03 per basic common share, and compared to net profit attributable to equity holders of the Company in the fourth quarter of 2018 of NT$516.6 million or US$17.3 million, and NT$0.71 or US$0.02 per basic common share. Net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2019 were US$0.49 per basic ADS, compared to US$0.54 per basic ADS for the third quarter of 2019 and US$0.48 per basic ADS in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 was NT$20,337.9 million or US$680.0 million, an increase of 10.1% from NT$18,480.0 million or US$617.9 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.  Net profit attributable to equity holders of the Company for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 was NT$2,584.2 million or US$86.4 million, and NT$3.55 or US$0.12 per basic common share, compared to net profit attributable to equity holders of the Company for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 was NT$1,103.1 million or US$36.9 million, and NT$1.37 or US$0.05 per basic common share. Net earnings for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 were US$2.38 per basic ADS, compared to US$0.92 per basic ADS for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018. 

S.J. Cheng, Chairman and President of ChipMOS, said, "This was a strong year for us as we achieved 10.1% revenue growth for the full year 2019 over 2018 – both a record high revenue level and the highest annual revenue growth since 2015.  We also achieved meaningful improvements in profitability, reporting net earnings of NT$3.55 per basic common share or US$2.38 per basic ADS.  We continue to drive improvements in our business and financial metrics, while prudently balancing high-return investments to support growth across our base of diversified customers and end markets.  Of note, we improved our overall utilization to 76% in Q4 from 74% in Q3, as we benefitted from increased demand for TDDI products given the higher content per unit in newer phones, combined with robust demand trends in our memory business in the second half of the year.  We expect these drivers to remain in place as we move through 2020, positioning us to benefit from long-term catalysts driving higher demand from increased AI and automation, larger displays and the ongoing proliferation of smart phone advancements.  Importantly, we are executing with close oversight on operating and capital expenses, as we focus on improving revenue growth and higher profitability in the current macroeconomic environment.  We are slowing down our CapEx investments and focusing on improvements through automation, while maintaining a strong financial position and balance sheet in order to maintain our leading market position, while navigating the current fluid market situation."  

Silvia Su, Vice President of Finance and Accounting, commented, "We achieved 10.1% revenue growth for the full year 2019 compared to 2018, while decreasing CapEx over the same period.  Our focus on leveraging our high margin businesses and high return programs allowed us to expand our gross margin to 22.7% in Q4 up from 21.4% in Q3, and 19.3% for the full year 2019 up from 18.6% in 2018.  We meaningfully increased our cash generation with US$200.4 million generated in cash from operations in 2019, and ended the year with a cash and cash equivalents balance of US$157.3 million.  During 2019, we distributed our latest cash dividend to investors of NT$1.2 per common share or US$0.764 per ADS, on August 30th to common stock holders and on September 9th to ADS holders, as we remain focused on building further value for the Company and its shareholders.  In addition, our Board has approved a resolution to distribute NT$1.80 per share pending shareholder approval at our AGM on June 9, 2020. This underscores the Company's position as a high cash dividend, high yield investment vehicle for investors."

Selected Operations Data











4Q19

4Q18

FY19

FY18

Revenue by segment





   Testing

20.8%

23.5%

20.9%

25.9%

   Assembly

27.2%

24.6%

25.3%

25.3%

   LCD Driver 

31.8%

33.7%

34.1%

30.8%

Bumping

20.2%

18.2%

19.7%

18.0%






CapEx

US$57.0 million

US$57.0 million

US$163.8 million

US$165.4 million

   Testing

16.7%

21.0%

15.5%

31.7%

   Assembly

15.5%

5.6%

11.2%

6.5%

   LCD Driver 

59.2%

69.5%

62.9%

55.2%

Bumping

8.6%

3.9%

10.4%

6.6%






Depreciation and amortization expenses

US$32.0 million

US$28.8 million

US$124.8 million

US$112.9 million






Utilization by segment





   Testing

77%

73%

71%

77%

   Assembly

81%

69%

72%

64%

   LCD Driver

70%

81%

74%

80%

Bumping

75%

75%

74%

72%

   Overall

76%

75%

73%

74%














Condensed consolidated statements of cash flows


Year ended

Dec. 31, 2019


Year ended

Dec. 31, 2018



US$ million


US$ million

Net cash generated from (used in) operating activities


200.4


138.1

Net cash generated from (used in) investing activities


(142.0)


(171.5)

Net cash generated from (used in) financing activities


(56.1)


(80.3)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


2.3


(113.7)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


(0.2)


0.2

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year


155.2


268.7

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year


157.3


155.2

Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details
ChipMOS will host two conference calls on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 to discuss the Company's financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2019. 

  1. Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    Time: 4:00PM Taiwan (4:00AM New York)
    Dial-In: +886-2-21928016
    Password: 779324 #
    Webcast of Live Call and Replay: http://wms.gridow.com/ir/chipmos/chipmos_2019Q4_ch.html
    Replay Starting 2 Hours After Live Call Ends
    Language: Mandarin
      
  2. Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    Time: 8:00PM Taiwan (8:00AM New York)
    Dial-In: +1-323-794-2551
    Password: 5643349
    Replay Starting 2 Hours After Live Call Ends: +1-412-317-6671, with ID 5643349
    Webcast of Live Call and Replay: http://wms.gridow.com/ir/chipmos/chipmos_2019Q4_en.html
    Language: English

About ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.:
ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. ("ChipMOS" or the "Company") (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 8150 and NASDAQ: IMOS) (https://www.chipmos.com) is an industry leading provider of outsourced semiconductor assembly and test services. With advanced facilities in Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu Industrial Park and Southern Taiwan Science Park in Taiwan, ChipMOS provide assembly and test services to a broad range of customers, including leading fabless semiconductor companies, integrated device manufacturers and independent semiconductor foundries. 

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as 'believes,' 'expects,' 'anticipates,' 'projects,' 'intends,' 'should,' 'seeks,' 'estimates,' 'future' or similar expressions or by discussion of, among other things, strategy, goals, plans or intentions. These statements may include financial projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to future operations, products and services, and statements regarding future performance. Actual results may differ materially in the future from those reflected in forward-looking statements contained in this document, due to various factors. Further information regarding these risks, uncertainties and other factors are 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.

About Non-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("Non-GAAP") Financial Measures
To supplement the consolidated financial results presented in accordance with the Taiwan-IFRS, ChipMOS uses non-GAAP free cash flow, non-GAAP earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") and non-GAAP net debt to equity ratio in this press release. The non-GAAP free cash flow represents operating profit plus depreciation, amortization and interest income and less capital expenditures, interest expense, income tax expense and dividend. The non-GAAP EBITDA represents operating profit plus depreciation and amortization. The non-GAAP net debt to equity ratio represents the ratio of net debt, the sum of debt less cash and cash equivalent, divided by equity attributable to equity holders of the Company.  These non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Other companies may calculate similarly titled measures differently.

The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with the Taiwan-IFRS.

ChipMOS considers the use of non-GAAP free cash flow, non-GAAP EBITDA and non-GAAP net debt to equity ratio provides useful information to management to manage the Company's business and make financial and operational decisions and also to the investors to understand and evaluate the Company's business and operating performance. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please refer to the table captioned "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures to the Nearest Comparable GAAP Measures" in this press release.

Contacts:

In Taiwan

Jesse Huang

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.

+886-6-5052388 ext. 7715

IR@chipmos.com

In the U.S.

David Pasquale

Global IR Partners

+1-914-337-8801

dpasquale@globalirpartners.com

 

 

- FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW BELOW -

 

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.


UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


For the Three Months and the Year Ended Dec. 31, 2019 and 2018


Figures in Millions of U.S. dollars (USD) (1)


Except for Per Share Amounts and Weighted Average Shares Outstanding





3 months ended


Year ended


Dec. 31, 2019


Dec. 31, 2018


Dec. 31, 2019


Dec. 31, 2018


USD


USD


USD


USD

Revenue

186.3


166.2


680.0


617.9

Cost of revenue

(143.9)


(128.3)


(548.7)


(503.2)

Gross profit

42.4


37.9


131.3


114.7









Research and development expenses

(8.5)


(8.0)


(33.7)


(31.4)

Sales and marketing expenses

(0.5)


(0.5)


(1.9)


(1.8)

General and administrative expenses

(4.1)


(3.7)


(16.7)


(16.2)

Other income (expenses), net

0.8


0.8


3.1


4.9









Operating profit

30.1


26.5


82.1


70.2









Non-operating income (expenses), net

(7.5)


(3.4)


19.2


(10.6)









Profit before tax

22.6


23.1


101.3


59.6









Income tax expense

(4.9)


(5.8)


(14.9)


(22.7)









Profit for the period

17.7


17.3


86.4


36.9









Other comprehensive income (loss)








Exchange differences on translation of foreign
  operations

(1.2)


0.9


(3.5)


(1.7)

Profit (loss) on remeasurements of defined
  benefit plans

0.7


(2.0)


0.7


(2.0)

Unrealized gain (loss) on valuation of equity
   instruments at fair value through other
   comprehensive income

(0.6)


1.0


(1.7)


2.8

Share of other comprehensive income (loss) of
   associates and joint ventures accounted
  for using equity method

0.1


-


0.2


(0.1)

Income tax effect

0.0


0.2


0.2


(0.1)

Total other comprehensive income (loss)

(1.0)


0.1


(4.1)


(1.1)









Total comprehensive income

16.7


17.4


82.3


35.8









Profit attributable to the Company - basic

17.7


17.3


86.4


36.9

Earnings per share attributable to the Company -
  basic

0.02


0.02


0.12


0.05

Earnings per ADS equivalent - basic

0.49


0.48


2.38


0.92

Weighted average shares outstanding (in
  thousands) - basic

727,240


726,925


727,111


802,725

Profit attributable to the Company - diluted

17.7


17.3


86.4


36.9

Earnings per share attributable to the Company -
  diluted

0.02


0.02


0.12


0.05

Earnings per ADS equivalent - diluted

0.49


0.47


2.34


0.91

Weighted average shares outstanding (in
  thousands) - diluted

729,443


730,212


737,116


813,707

Note:

(1) All U.S. dollar figures in this release are based on the exchange rate of NT$29.91 against US$1.00 as of Dec. 31, 2019. The
convenience translation should not be construed as representations that the NT dollar amounts have been, or could be in the
future be, converted into US dollars at this or any other exchange rate.










 

 

 

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

For the Three Months and the Year Ended Dec. 31, 2019 and 2018

Figures in Millions of NT dollars (NTD)

Except for Per Share Amounts and Weighted Average Shares Outstanding



3 months ended


Year ended


Dec. 31, 2019


Dec. 31, 2018


Dec. 31, 2019


Dec. 31, 2018


NTD


NTD


NTD


NTD

Revenue

5,571.5


4,972.3


20,337.9


18,480.0

Cost of revenue

(4,304.6)


(3,837.5)


(16,411.8)


(15,050.0)

Gross profit

1,266.9


1,134.8


3,926.1


3,430.0









Research and development expenses

(254.0)


(240.3)


(1,007.6)


(939.3)

Sales and marketing expenses

(15.3)


(14.8)


(56.1)


(53.4)

General and administrative expenses

(122.7)


(112.9)


(498.2)


(485.1)

Other income (expenses), net

25.7


25.1


92.9


147.5









Operating profit

900.6


791.9


2,457.1


2,099.7









Non-operating income (expenses), net

(224.7)


(100.8)


573.2


(317.3)









Profit before tax

675.9


691.1


3,030.3


1,782.4









Income tax expense

(145.9)


(174.5)


(446.1)


(679.3)









Profit for the period

530.0


516.6


2,584.2


1,103.1









Other comprehensive income (loss)








Exchange differences on translation of foreign
  operations

(34.9)


26.3


(104.2)


(51.1)

Profit (loss) on remeasurements of defined
  benefit plans

20.9


(60.0)


20.9


(60.0)

Unrealized gain (loss) on valuation of equity
  instruments at fair value through other
  comprehensive income

(17.0)


31.4


(52.5)


85.0

Share of other comprehensive income (loss) of
  associates and joint ventures accounted for
  using equity method

2.1


-


5.7


(2.7)

Income tax effect

(0.8)


5.7


6.3


(4.1)

Total other comprehensive income (loss)

(29.7)


3.4


(123.8)


(32.9)









Total comprehensive income

500.3


520.0


2,460.4


1,070.2









Profit attributable to the Company - basic

530.0


516.6


2,584.2


1,103.1

Earnings per share attributable to the Company -
  basic

0.73


0.71


3.55


1.37

Earnings per ADS equivalent - basic

14.58


14.21


71.08


27.48

Weighted average shares outstanding (in
  thousands) - basic

727,240


726,925


727,111


802,725

Profit attributable to the Company - diluted

530.0


516.6


2,584.2


1,103.1

Earnings per share attributable to the Company -
  diluted

0.73


0.71


3.51


1.36

Earnings per ADS equivalent - diluted

14.53


14.15


70.12


27.11

Weighted average shares outstanding (in
  thousands) - diluted

729,443


730,212


737,116


813,707

 

 

 

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

As of Dec. 31, Sep. 30, 2019, and Dec. 31, 2018

Figures in Millions of U.S. dollars (USD) (1)



Dec. 31, 2019


Sep. 30, 2019


Dec. 31, 2018

ASSETS

USD


USD


USD

Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents

157.3


155.0


155.2

Current financial assets at amortized cost

5.7


5.8


5.7

Accounts and notes receivable, net

148.9


174.3


158.7

Inventories

59.1


59.2


59.5

Other current assets

22.3


19.7


18.4

Total current assets

393.3


414.0


397.5







Non-current assets






Non-current financial assets at fair value through
  profit or loss

0.4


0.4


0.4

Non-current financial assets at fair value through
  other comprehensive income

4.1


4.6


5.8

Non-current financial assets at amortized cost

2.3


3.3


3.3

Investments accounted for using equity method

113.4


115.8


129.2

Property, plant & equipment

601.1


576.1


562.3

Right-of-use assets

23.0


24.2


-

Other non-current assets

9.4


9.8


9.3

Total non-current assets

753.7


734.2


710.3

Total assets

1,147.0


1,148.2


1,107.8







LIABILITIES AND EQUITY






LIABILITIES






Current liabilities






Accounts payable and payables to contractors and
  equipment suppliers

60.0


70.5


72.0

Current lease liabilities

0.8


1.2


-

Long-term bank loans, current portion

25.0


25.0


25.0

Long-term lease obligations payable, current portion

-


-


0.6

Other current liabilities

78.1


71.4


75.9

Total current liabilities

163.9


168.1


173.5







Non-current liabilities






Long-term bank loans

277.3


289.9


302.3

Non-current lease liabilities

22.3


22.5


-

Other non-current liabilities

26.5


27.4


27.8

Total non-current liabilities

326.1


339.8


330.1

Total liabilities

490.0


507.9


503.6







EQUITY






Capital stock – common stock

243.2


243.2


251.7

Capital surplus

202.6


202.6


210.0

Retained earnings

211.9


193.6


170.7

Other equity interest

(0.7)


0.9


4.0

Treasury stock

-


-


(32.2)

Equity attributable to equity holders of the Company

657.0


640.3


604.2

Total equity

657.0


640.3


604.2

Total liabilities and equity

1,147.0


1,148.2


1,107.8







Note:

(1) All U.S. dollar figures in this release are based on the exchange rate of NT$29.91 against US$1.00 as of Dec. 31, 2019. The
convenience translation should not be construed as representations that the NT dollar amounts have been, or could be in the
future be, converted into US dollars at this or any other exchange rate.


 

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

As of Dec. 31, Sep. 30, 2019, and Dec. 31, 2018

Figures in Millions of NT dollars (NTD)



Dec. 31, 2019


Sep. 30, 2019


Dec. 31, 2018

ASSETS

NTD


NTD


NTD

Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents

4,704.1


4,634.7


4,642.5

Current financial assets at amortized cost

169.0


173.6


169.2

Accounts and notes receivable, net

4,454.7


5,211.9


4,747.4

Inventories

1,767.7


1,772.1


1,778.8

Other current assets

666.9


590.1


550.2

Total current assets

11,762.4


12,382.4


11,888.1







Non-current assets






Non-current financial assets at fair value through
  profit or loss

11.0


11.1


11.5

Non-current financial assets at fair value through
  other comprehensive income

121.8


138.8


174.4

Non-current financial assets at amortized cost

68.5


100.0


99.1

Investments accounted for using equity method

3,392.9


3,462.8


3,863.7

Property, plant & equipment

17,979.4


17,230.8


16,819.6

Right-of-use assets

687.1


722.4


-

Other non-current assets

282.8


293.7


277.3

Total non-current assets

22,543.5


21,959.6


21,245.6

Total assets

34,305.9


34,342.0


33,133.7







LIABILITIES AND EQUITY






LIABILITIES






Current liabilities






Accounts payable and payables to contractors and
  equipment suppliers

1,792.3


2,109.5


2,154.4

Current lease liabilities

24.6


35.1


-

Long-term bank loans, current portion

748.4


748.3


747.4

Long-term lease obligations payable, current portion

-


-


17.8

Other current liabilities

2,336.4


2,135.4


2,270.6

Total current liabilities

4,901.7


5,028.3


5,190.2







Non-current liabilities






Long-term bank loans

8,293.2


8,669.6


9,042.1

Non-current lease liabilities

668.4


674.3


-

Other non-current liabilities

791.4


818.9


830.6

Total non-current liabilities

9,753.0


10,162.8


9,872.7

Total liabilities

14,654.7


15,191.1


15,062.9







EQUITY






Capital stock – common stock

7,272.4


7,272.4


7,528.6

Capital surplus

6,059.6


6,059.6


6,280.5

Retained earnings

6,339.0


5,791.5


5,104.5

Other equity interest

(19.8)


27.4


119.7

Treasury stock

-


-


(962.5)

Equity attributable to equity holders of the Company

19,651.2


19,150.9


18,070.8

Total equity

19,651.2


19,150.9


18,070.8

Total liabilities and equity

34,305.9


34,342.0


33,133.7

 

 

 

RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO THE NEAREST COMPARABLE GAAP MEASURES
(Figures in Millions of U.S. dollars (USD)) 

The table below sets forth a reconciliation of our operating profit to non-GAAP free cash flow for the periods indicated:


Three months ended


Dec. 31, 2019


Sep. 30, 2019


Dec. 31, 2018


USD


USD


USD

Operating profit

30.1


26.3


26.5

Add: Depreciation

32.0


31.9


28.8

         Interest income

0.5


0.5


0.5

Less: Capital expenditures

(57.0)


(61.8)


(57.0)

         Interest expense

(1.4)


(1.4)


(1.4)

         Income tax expense

(4.9)


(4.9)


(5.8)

         Dividend

-


(29.2)


(8.6)

Non-GAAP free cash flow

(0.7)


(38.6)


(17.0)

The table below sets forth a reconciliation of our operating profit to non-GAAP EBITDA for the periods indicated:


Three months ended


Dec. 31, 2019


Sep. 30, 2019


Dec. 31, 2018


USD


USD


USD

Operating profit

30.1


26.3


26.5

Add: Depreciation

32.0


31.9


28.8

Non-GAAP EBITDA

62.1


58.2


55.3

The table below sets forth a calculation of our non-GAAP net debt to equity ratio for the periods indicated:


Dec. 31, 2019


Sep. 30, 2019


Dec. 31, 2018


USD


USD


USD

Long-term bank loans
  (including current portion)

302.3


314.9


327.3

Long-term lease obligations payable
 
(including current portion)

-


-


0.6

Lease liabilities
 
(including current portion)

23.1


23.7


-

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

(157.3)


(155.0)


(155.2)

Net debt

168.1


183.6


172.7

Equity attributable to equity holders
  of the Company

657.0


640.3


604.2

Net debt to equity ratio

25.6%


28.7%


28.6%

 

 

 

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Source: ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
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