TowerJazz Presents First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.
First Quarter 2012 Highlights
- Revenues of $168.0 million, up 39 percent year-over-year as compared with $120.6 million
- Maintained non-GAAP gross and operating margins of 35% and 24%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2012
- Net profit on a non-GAAP basis at $32 million, representing a net margin of 19 percent, with EBITDA of $40 million
- Cash and short-term deposits balance at quarter-end of $158 million, with a stronger current ratio of 1.61 as compared with 1.16 as of December 31, 2011
- Engaged GE Capital for a $50 million credit line for loans at Libor + 2.6% per annum
India 300mm factory:
- Consortium of TowerJazz, top tier Indian Infrastructure Company and worldwide leading technology provider submitted government bid and continues to proactively address governmental request, aimed at a final decision within this year
- TowerJazz to gain material revenue stream, 300mm capacity and potential for ownership in return for in kind services and know how.
Russell Ellwanger, Chief Executive Officer, commented: "We are pleased to start the year with approximately 40 percent revenue increase against the first quarter of 2011 and are encouraged by many signs of strong second half industry growth. We continue to see increases in market share, as evidenced by significantly outperforming the foundry industry in first quarter year over year growth - in Korea alone we have grown from one image sensor customer in 2010 to over 40 active engagements. Hence, we are well positioned to take major benefit from an industry uptick, as far as market share and doubled capacity, as compared to first quarter 2011, to meet demand."
First quarter 2012 results summary
First quarter 2012 revenue reached $168.0 million, a 39 percent growth over first quarter 2011 revenue of $120.6 million.
On a non-GAAP basis, as described and reconciled below, the first quarter 2012 gross profit and operating profit were $59 million and $40 million, representing a 35 percent gross margin and 24 percent operating margin, comparable to the previous quarter.
On a non-GAAP basis, net profit was $32 million, representing 19% net margin, similar margin as compared to previous quarter.
EBITDA for the first quarter of 2012 was $40 million, representing 24% EBITDA margin.
On a GAAP basis, the net loss was $19 million, or $0.06 per share, compared with a net loss of $17 million, or $0.05 per share, in the previous quarter.
The Company's cash and short-term deposits balance as of March 31, 2012 was $158 million, compared with $101 million as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2011.
During the first quarter of 2012, TowerJazz increased its cash balance from $101 million to $158 million. Main cash drivers were a creation of $34 million of positive cash flow from operating activities (excluding debt related payments) and $80 million from long term bonds fundraising, offset by $27 million of debt payments on account of principal and interest and $30 million of Cap-Ex investments.
TowerJazz forecasts second quarter 2012 revenue to range between $163 and $173 million, with mid-range representing 20 percent growth as compared to the second quarter of 2011.
Conference Call and Web Cast Announcement
TowerJazz will host a conference call to discuss first quarter 2012 results today, May 17, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 5:00 p.m. Israel time.
To participate, please call: 1-888-407-2553 (U.S. toll-free number) or +972-3-918-0610 (international).
Callers in Israel are invited to call locally by dialing 03-918-0610. The conference call will also be Web cast live at http://www.earnings.com and at http://www.towerjazz.com, and will be available thereafter on both websites for replay for a period of 90 days, starting a few hours following the call.
As previously announced, beginning with the fourth quarter of 2007, the Company has been presenting its financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
This release, including the financial tables below, presents other financial information that may be considered "non-GAAP financial measures" under Regulation G and related reporting requirements promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission as they apply to our company. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude (1) depreciation and amortization, (2) compensation expenses in respect of options granted to directors, officers and employees, (3) financing expenses, net other than interest accrued, such that non-GAAP financial expenses, net include only interest accrued during the reported period, whether paid or payable and (4) income tax expense, such that non-GAAP income tax expense include only taxes paid during the reported period.. Non-GAAP financial measures should be evaluated in conjunction with, and are not a substitute for, GAAP financial measures. The tables also present the GAAP financial measures, which are most comparable to the non-GAAP financial measures as well as reconciliation between the non-GAAP financial measures and the most comparable GAAP financial measures.
As applied in this release, the term Earnings Before Interest Tax Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) consists of loss, according to U.S. GAAP, excluding interest and financing expenses (net), tax, depreciation and amortization and stock based compensation expenses. EBITDA is not a required GAAP financial measure and may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure employed by other companies.
EBITDA and the non-GAAP financial information presented herein should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income, net income or loss, cash flows provided by operating, investing and financing activities, per share data or other income or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP and is not necessarily consistent with the non-GAAP data presented in previous filings.
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM), the global specialty foundry leader, its fully owned U.S. subsidiary Jazz Semiconductor Ltd., and its fully owned Japanese subsidiary TowerJazz Japan, LTD, operate collectively under the brand name TowerJazz, manufacturing integrated circuits with geometries ranging from 1.0 to 0.13-micron. TowerJazz provides industry leading design enablement tools to allow complex designs to be achieved quickly and more accurately and offers a broad range of customizable process technologies including SiGe, BiCMOS, Mixed-Signal and RFCMOS, CMOS Image Sensor, Power Management (BCD), and Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) as well as MEMS capabilities. To provide multi-fab sourcing, TowerJazz maintains two manufacturing facilities in Israel, one in the U.S., and one in Japan with additional capacity available in China through manufacturing partnerships. For more information, please visit http://www.towerjazz.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary from those projected or implied by such forward-looking statements and you should not place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with: (i) maintaining existing customers and attracting additional customers, (ii) cancellation of orders, (iii) failure to receive orders currently expected, (iv) the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry and the resulting periodic overcapacity, fluctuations in operating results and future average selling price erosion, (v) material amount of debt and other liabilities and having sufficient funds to satisfy our debt obligations and other liabilities on a timely basis, (vi) operating our facilities at high utilization rates which is critical in order to defray the high level of fixed costs associated with operating a foundry and reduce our losses, (vii) our ability to satisfy the covenants stipulated in our agreements with our lenders, banks and bond holders, (viii) our ability to capitalize on potential increases in demand for foundry services, (ix) meeting the conditions to receive Israeli government grants and tax benefits approved for Fab2, including the terms of the program approved in February 2011, (x) our ability to accurately forecast financial performance, which is affected by limited order backlog and lengthy sales cycles, (xi) the purchase of equipment to increase capacity, the completion of the equipment installation, technology transfer and raising the funds therefor, (xii) the concentration of our business in the semiconductor industry, (xiii) product returns, (xiv) our ability to maintain and develop our technology processes and services to keep pace with new technology, evolving standards, changing customer and end-user requirements, new product introductions and short product life cycles, (xv) competing effectively, (xvi) achieving acceptable device yields, product performance and delivery times, (xii) possible production or yield problems in our wafer fabrication facilities, (xviii) our ability to manufacture products on a timely basis, (xix) our dependence on intellectual property rights of others, our ability to operate our business without infringing others' intellectual property rights and our ability to enforce our intellectual property against infringement, (xx) our ability to fulfill our obligations and meet performance milestones under our agreements, including successful execution of our agreement with an Asian entity signed in 2009, (xxi) retention of key employees and retention and recruitment of skilled qualified personnel, (xxii) exposure to inflation, currency exchange and interest rate fluctuations and risks associated with doing business internationally and in Israel, (xxiii) fluctuations in the market price of our traded securities may adversely affect our reported GAAP non-cash financing expenses, (xxiv) issuance and registration of ordinary shares as a result of conversion and/or exercise of any of our convertible or exercisable debentures, notes, options and/or warrants, may dilute the shareholding percentage of current shareholders, (xxv) successfully achieving the anticipated benefits from the acquisition of TowerJazz Japan in Nishiwaki, Japan, including its successful integration into TowerJazz, and (xxvi) business interruption due to fire, the security situation in Israel and other events beyond our control.
A more complete discussion of risks and uncertainties that may affect the accuracy of forward-looking statements included in this press release or which may otherwise affect our business is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Tower's most recent filings on Forms 20-F, F-3, F-4, S-8 and 6-K, as were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC (SCUR)") and the Israel Securities Authority and Jazz's most recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, as were filed with the SEC. Future results may differ materially from those previously reported. The Company does not intend to update, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update, the information contained in this release.
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (dollars in thousands)
March 31, December 31, 2012 2011 (Unaudited) A S S E T S CURRENT ASSETS Cash and short-term deposits $ 158,226 $ 101,149 Trade accounts receivable 87,892 75,350 Other receivables 4,385 5,000 Inventories 62,450 69,024 Other current assets 16,575 15,567 Total current assets 329,528 266,090 LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS 12,895 12,644 PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET 477,463 498,683 INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET 53,850 58,737 GOODWILL 7,000 7,000 OTHER ASSETS, NET 16,532 14,067 TOTAL ASSETS $ 897,268 $ 857,221 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES Short term debt $ 42,031 $ 48,255 Trade accounts payable 94,997 111,620 Deferred revenue 5,745 5,731 Other current liabilities 62,053 64,654 Total current liabilities 204,826 230,260 LONG-TERM DEBT 385,107 301,610 LONG-TERM CUSTOMERS' ADVANCES 7,813 7,941 EMPLOYEE RELATED LIABILITES 97,198 97,927 DEFERRED TAX LIABILITY 19,375 20,428 OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES 25,882 24,352 Total liabilities 740,201 682,518 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 157,067 174,703 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 897,268 $ 857,221
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) (dollars in thousands, except share data and per share data) Three months ended March 31, December 31, 2012 2011 GAAP GAAP REVENUES $ 168,013 $ 174,584 COST OF REVENUES 145,265 157,010 GROSS PROFIT 22,748 17,574 OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES Research and development 8,000 7,279 Marketing, general and administrative 12,500 13,297 20,500 20,576 OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS) 2,248 (3,002) FINANCING EXPENSE, NET (18,529) (11,962) OTHER EXPENSE, NET -- (157) LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAX (16,281) (15,121) INCOME TAX EXPENSE (3,036) (1,580) NET LOSS FOR THE PERIOD $ (19,317) $ (16,701) BASIC LOSS PER ORDINARY SHARE loss per share $ (0.06) $ (0.05) Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding - in thousands 318,599 318,255
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED GAAP TO NON-GAAP CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) (dollars in thousands, except share data and per share data)
Three months ended Three months ended Three months ended March 31, December 31, March 31, December 31, March 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 2012 2011 Adjustments non-GAAP (see a,b,c,d,e,f below) GAAP REVENUES $ 168,013 $ 174,584 $ -- $ -- $ 168,013 $ 174,584 COST OF REVENUES 109,259 116,842 36,006(a) 40,168(a) 145,265 157,010 GROSS PROFIT 58,754 57,742 (36,006) (40,168) 22,748 17,574 OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES Research and development 7,392 6,551 608(b) 728(b) 8,000 7,279 Marketing, general and administrative 11,095 11,526 1,405(c) 1,771(c) 12,500 13,297 18,487 18,077 2,013 2,499 20,500 20,576 OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS) 40,267 39,665 (38,019) (42,667) 2,248 (3,002) FINANCING EXPENSE, NET (8,163) (6,110) (10,366)(d) (5,852)(d) (18,529) (11,962) OTHER EXPENSE, NET -- (157) -- -- -- (157) PROFIT (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAX 32,104 33,398 (48,385) (48,519) (16,281) (15,121) INCOME TAX BENEFIT (EXPENSE) (80) 509 (2,956)(e) (2,089)(e) (3,036) (1,580) NET PROFIT (LOSS) FOR THE PERIOD $ 32,024 $ 33,907 $ (51,341) $ (50,608) $ (19,317) $ (16,701) BASIC EARNINGS PER ORDINARY SHARE $ 0.10 0.11 Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding - in thousands 318,599 318,255 NON-GAAP GROSS MARGINS 35% 33% NON-GAAP OPERATING MARGINS 24% 23% NON-GAAP NET MARGINS 19% 19%
(a) Includes depreciation and amortization expenses in the amounts of $35,747 and $39,917 and stock based compensation expenses in the amounts of $259 and $251 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 respectively. (b) Includes depreciation and amortization expenses in the amounts of $395 and $526 and stock based compensation expenses in the amounts of $213 and $202 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 respectively. (c) Includes depreciation and amortization expenses in the amounts of $321 and $332 and stock based compensation expenses in the amounts of $1,084 and $1,439 for the three months ended March 31,2012 and December 31, 2011 respectively. (d) Non-gaap financing expense, net includes only interest on an accrual basis (e) Non-gaap income tax expenses include taxes paid during the period (f) Fully diluted earnings per shares according to non-GAAP results would be $0.04 and $0.05 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively and the weighted average number of shares outstanding would be 731,801 thousands and 729,049 thousands for these periods.
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED GAAP TO NON-GAAP CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) (dollars in thousands)
Three months ended Three months ended Three months ended March 31, March 31, March 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 2012 2011 Adjustments non-GAAP (see a,b,c,d,e below) GAAP REVENUES $ 168,013 $ 120,620 $ -- $ -- $ 168,013 $ 120,620 COST OF REVENUES 109,259 67,573 36,006(a) 22,502(a) 145,265 90,075 GROSS PROFIT 58,754 53,047 (36,006) (22,502) 22,748 30,545 OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES Research and development 7,392 5,252 608(b) 372(b) 8,000 5,624 Marketing, general and administrative 11,095 7,794 1,405(c) 1,775(c) 12,500 9,569 18,487 13,046 2,013 2,147 20,500 15,193 OPERATING PROFIT 40,267 40,001 (38,019) (24,649) 2,248 15,352 FINANCING EXPENSE, NET (8,163) (6,928) (10,366)(d) (12,286)(d)(18,529) (19,214) OTHER EXPENSE, NET -- (85) -- -- -- (85) PROFIT (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAX 32,104 32,988 (48,385) (36,935) (16,281) (3,947) INCOME TAX EXPENSE (80) (2,602) (2,956)(e) 1,138(e) (3,036) (1,464) NET PROFIT (LOSS) FOR THE PERIOD $ 32,024 $ 30,386 $ (51,341) $ (35,797) $ (19,317) $ (5,411)
(a) Includes depreciation and amortization expenses in the amounts of $35,747 and $22,264 and stock based compensation expenses in the amounts of $259 and $238 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. (b) Includes depreciation and amortization expenses in the amounts of $395 and $163 and stock based compensation expenses in the amounts of $213 and $209 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. (c) Includes depreciation and amortization expenses in the amounts of $321 and $346 and stock based compensation expenses in the amounts of $1,084 and $1,429 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. (d) Non-gaap financing expense, net includes only interest on an accrual basis (e) Non-gaap income tax expenses include taxes paid during the period
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