Amkor Technology Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter 2020 and the Initiation of a Quarterly Cash Dividend

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Third Quarter Highlights

  • Record third quarter net sales $1.35 billion, up 25% year-on-year and 15% sequentially

  • Operating income $127 million, operating income margin 9.4%

  • Net income $92 million, earnings per diluted share $0.38

  • EBITDA $255 million

  • Initiation of a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share

Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020 and the initiation of a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share.

"Stronger than expected demand in the communications and automotive and industrial end markets drove revenue above the high end of our guidance," said Giel Rutten, Amkor’s president and chief executive officer. "The Board’s decision to initiate a dividend is a significant milestone for Amkor. Over the past several years, Amkor has capitalized on growth opportunities in advanced packaging technologies that target 5G, advanced automotive systems, IoT and high-performance computing, and the introduction of a regular cash dividend reflects our consistent operating performance, strong free cash flow generation and confidence in our long-term financial outlook."

Results

Q3 2020

Q2 2020

Q3 2019

($ in millions, except per share data)

Net sales

$1,354

$1,173

$1,084

Gross margin

17.8%

16.4%

16.8%

Operating income

$127

$87

$79

Operating income margin

9.4%

7.4%

7.3%

Net income attributable to Amkor

$92

$55

$54

Earnings per diluted share

$0.38

$0.23

$0.23

EBITDA*

$255

$209

$209

"All-time record quarterly revenue drove operating income margin to 9.4% and EPS to $0.38 for the quarter. We also paid down $230 million of debt this quarter, bringing our net debt to $0.4 billion, the lowest in our public company history," said Megan Faust, Amkor’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. "The initiation of a dividend expands Amkor’s capital allocation strategy for delivering value to stockholders. Our consistent free cash flow and strong balance sheet give us the financial flexibility to continue to make investments in future growth opportunities and return capital to stockholders."

At September 30, 2020, total cash and short-term investments was $0.9 billion, and total debt was $1.3 billion.

The initial quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share is payable on January 7, 2021 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 18, 2020. The declaration and payment of future dividends, as well as any record and payment dates, are subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.

*EBITDA and net debt are non-GAAP financial measures. The reconciliation to the comparable GAAP financial measure is included below under "Selected Operating Data."

Business Outlook

"Continued strength in advanced packaging and a recovering automotive end market are expected to drive solid revenue performance in the fourth quarter of 2020," said Rutten. "Growing demand and share gains in the communications end market is expected to drive year on year revenue growth of 10% in the fourth quarter."

Fourth quarter 2020 outlook (unless otherwise noted):

  • Net sales of $1.25 billion to $1.35 billion

  • Gross margin of 17% to 20%

  • Net income of $68 million to $115 million, or $0.28 to $0.47 per diluted share

  • Full year 2020 capital expenditures of approximately $550 million

Conference Call Information

Amkor will conduct a conference call on Monday, October 26, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern 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 website: www.amkor.com. You may also access the call by dialing 1-877-407-4019 or 1-201-689-8337. A replay of the call will be made available at Amkor’s website or by dialing 1-877-660-6853 or 1-201-612-7415 (conference ID 13711716). The webcast is also being distributed over NASDAQ OMX’s investor distribution network to both institutional and individual investors. Institutional investors can access the call via NASDAQ OMX’s password-protected event management site, Street Events (www.streetevents.com).

About Amkor Technology, Inc.

Amkor Technology, Inc. is one of the world’s largest providers of outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services. Founded in 1968, Amkor pioneered the outsourcing of IC packaging and test, and is now a strategic manufacturing partner for the world’s leading semiconductor companies, foundries and electronics OEMs. Amkor’s operational base includes production facilities, product development centers, and sales and support offices located in key electronics manufacturing regions in Asia, Europe and the USA. For more information, visit www.amkor.com.

AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Selected Operating Data

Q3 2020

Q2 2020

Q3 2019

Net Sales Data:

Net sales (in millions):

Advanced products (1)

$

899

$

729

$

589

Mainstream products (2)

455

444

495

Total net sales

$

1,354

$

1,173

$

1,084

Packaging services

86

%

84

%

84

%

Test services

14

%

16

%

16

%

Net sales from top ten customers

63

%

69

%

62

%

End Market Data:

Communications (handheld devices, smartphones, tablets)

43

%

38

%

41

%

Consumer (connected home, set-top boxes, televisions, visual imaging, wearables)

25

%

27

%

18

%

Automotive, industrial and other (driver assist, infotainment, performance, safety)

17

%

19

%

26

%

Computing (data center, infrastructure, PC/laptop, storage)

15

%

16

%

15

%

Total

100

%

100

%

100

%

Gross Margin Data:

Net sales

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

Cost of sales:

Materials

46.9

%

45.2

%

40.4

%

Labor

12.8

%

13.9

%

15.8

%

Other manufacturing

22.5

%

24.5

%

27.0

%

Gross margin

17.8

%

16.4

%

16.8

%

(1) Advanced products include flip chip and wafer-level processing and related test services

(2) Mainstream products include wirebond packaging and related test services

AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Selected Operating Data

This press release includes EBITDA, which is not defined by U.S. GAAP. We define EBITDA as net income before interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization. We believe EBITDA to be relevant and useful information to our investors because it provides additional information in assessing our financial operating results. Our management uses EBITDA in evaluating our operating performance, our ability to service debt and our ability to fund capital expenditures. However, EBITDA has certain limitations in that it does not reflect the impact of certain expenses on our consolidated statements of income, including interest expense, which is a necessary element of our costs because we have borrowed money in order to finance our operations, income tax expense, which is a necessary element of our costs because taxes are imposed by law, and depreciation and amortization, which is a necessary element of our costs because we use capital assets to generate income. EBITDA should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, operating income, net income or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Furthermore our definition of EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Below is our reconciliation of EBITDA to U.S. GAAP net income.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure Reconciliation:

Q3 2020

Q2 2020

Q3 2019

(in millions)

EBITDA Data:

Net income

$

93

$

56

$

54

Plus: Interest expense

16

16

17

Plus: Income tax expense

16

13

9

Plus: Depreciation & amortization

130

124

129

EBITDA

$

255

$

209

$

209

This press release also includes net debt, which is not defined by U.S. GAAP. We define net debt as total debt as reported on the consolidated balance sheet less the sum of cash and cash equivalents, and short term investments. We believe net debt to be relevant and useful information to our investors because it provides them with additional information in assessing our capital structure, financial leverage, and our ability to reduce debt and to fund investing and financing activities. This measure should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, total debt, prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Furthermore, our definition of net debt may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure Reconciliation:

Q3 2020

Q2 2020

Q3 2019

(in millions)

Net Debt Data:

Total Debt

$

1,319

$

1,545

$

1,298

Less: Cash and Cash Equivalents

567

783

599

Less: Short-term Investments

356

311

6

Net Debt

$

396

$

451

$

693

AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended

September 30,

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

(In thousands, except per share data)

Net sales

$

1,354,023

$

1,083,917

$

3,679,548

$

2,874,186

Cost of sales

1,112,938

901,677

3,057,235

2,447,731

Gross profit

241,085

182,240

622,313

426,455

Selling, general and administrative

77,781

70,458

224,623

206,803

Research and development

35,835

32,927

99,624

104,867

Total operating expenses

113,616

103,385

324,247

311,670

Operating income

127,469

78,855

298,066

114,785

Interest expense

16,404

16,988

49,461

54,914

Other (income) expense, net

2,415

(1,760

)

1,567

641

Total other expense, net

18,819

15,228

51,028

55,555

Income before taxes

108,650

63,627

247,038

59,230

Income tax expense

15,753

9,141

33,504

36,418

Net income

92,897

54,486

213,534

22,812

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

(746

)

(416

)

(2,070

)

(1,071

)

Net income attributable to Amkor

$

92,151

$

54,070

$

211,464

$

21,741

Net income attributable to Amkor per common share:

Basic

$

0.38

$

0.23

$

0.88

$

0.09

Diluted

$

0.38

$

0.23

$

0.87

$

0.09

Shares used in computing per common share amounts:

Basic

241,675

239,586

241,232

239,503

Diluted

242,592

239,937

241,937

239,858

AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

September 30,

2020

December 31,

2019

(In thousands)

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

566,745

$

894,948

Restricted cash

945

610

Short-term investments

356,150

6,348

Accounts receivable, net of allowances

990,637

850,753

Inventories

299,830

220,602

Other current assets

54,264

28,272

Total current assets

2,268,571

2,001,533

Property, plant and equipment, net

2,560,195

2,404,850

Operating lease right of use assets

149,727

148,549

Goodwill

26,747

25,976

Restricted cash

3,087

2,974

Other assets

128,293

111,733

Total assets

$

5,136,620

$

4,695,615

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt

$

136,526

$

144,479

Trade accounts payable

611,965

571,054

Capital expenditures payable

328,171

77,044

Accrued expenses

298,708

267,226

Total current liabilities

1,375,370

1,059,803

Long-term debt

1,182,573

1,305,755

Pension and severance obligations

175,941

176,971

Long-term operating lease liabilities

88,257

91,107

Other non-current liabilities

91,742

71,740

Total liabilities

2,913,883

2,705,376

Stockholders’ equity:

Preferred stock

Common stock

288

287

Additional paid-in capital

1,943,140

1,927,739

Retained earnings

445,541

234,077

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

23,309

19,115

Treasury stock

(217,660

)

(217,479

)

Total Amkor stockholders’ equity

2,194,618

1,963,739

Non-controlling interests in subsidiaries

28,119

26,500

Total equity

2,222,737

1,990,239

Total liabilities and equity

$

5,136,620

$

4,695,615

AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

For the Nine Months Ended September 30,

2020

2019

(In thousands)

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income

$

213,534

$

22,812

Depreciation and amortization

377,722

398,013

Other operating activities and non-cash items

20,368

51,533

Changes in assets and liabilities

(177,576

)

(189,026

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

434,048

283,332

Cash flows from investing activities:

Payments for property, plant and equipment

(275,531

)

(328,497

)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

2,710

8,495

Proceeds from insurance recovery for property, plant and equipment

1,538

Proceeds from sale of short-term investments

37,633

Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments

86,216

6,469

Payments for short-term investments

(475,696

)

(5,935

)

Other investing activities

13,331

(887

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(611,337

)

(318,817

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from revolving credit facilities

312,000

172,700

Payments of revolving credit facilities

(332,000

)

(92,700

)

Proceeds from short-term debt

86,769

51,434

Payments of short-term debt

(76,004

)

(42,067

)

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

225,985

714,375

Payments of long-term debt

(370,426

)

(847,155

)

Payments of finance lease obligations

(7,193

)

(4,358

)

Other financing activities

7,707

(1,963

)

Net cash used in financing activities

(153,162

)

(49,734

)

Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

2,696

1,385

Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(327,755

)

(83,834

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

898,532

688,051

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

570,777

$

604,217

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 statements regarding future demand, operating performance, free cash flow generation, financial outlook, investment and return of capital, statements regarding future dividends and 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:

  • health conditions or pandemics, such as COVID-19, impacting labor availability and operating capacity, capital availability, the supply chain and consumer demand for our customers’ products and services;

  • dependence on the highly cyclical, volatile semiconductor industry;

  • industry downturns and declines in global economic and financial conditions;

  • fluctuation in demand for semiconductors and conditions in the semiconductor industry generally, as well as by specific customers, such as inventory reductions by our customers impacting demand in key markets;

  • changes in our capacity and capacity utilization rates and fluctuations in our manufacturing yields;

  • the development, transition and ramp to high volume manufacture of more advanced silicon nodes and evolving wafer, packaging and test technologies may cause production delays, lower manufacturing yields and supply constraints for new wafers and other materials;

  • absence of backlog, the short-term nature of our customers’ commitments, double bookings by customers and deterioration in customer forecasts and the impact of these factors, including the possible delay, rescheduling and cancellation of large orders, or the timing and volume of orders relative to our production capacity;

  • changes in costs, quality, availability and delivery times of raw materials, components and equipment, including any disruption in the supply of certain materials due to regulations and customer requirements, as well as wage inflation and fluctuations in commodity prices;

  • dependence on key customers or concentration of customers in certain end markets, such as mobile communications and automotive;

  • dependence on international factories and operations and risks relating to our customers’ and vendors’ international operations;

  • laws, rules, regulations and policies imposed by U.S. or other governments, such as tariffs, customs, duties and other restrictive trade barriers, national security, data privacy and cybersecurity, antitrust and competition, tax, currency and banking, labor, environmental, health and safety, and in particular the recent increase in tariffs, customs, duties and other restrictive trade barriers considered or adopted by U.S. and other governments;

  • laws, rules, regulations and policies within China and other countries that may favor domestic companies over non-domestic companies, including customer- or government-supported efforts to promote the development and growth of local competitors;

  • fluctuations in currency exchange rates, particularly the dollar/yen exchange rate for our operations in Japan;

  • competition with established competitors in the packaging and test business, the internal capabilities of integrated device manufacturers and new competitors, including foundries;

  • decisions by our integrated device manufacturer and foundry customers to curtail outsourcing;

  • difficulty achieving high capacity utilization rates due to high percentage of fixed costs;

  • our substantial investments in equipment and facilities to support the demand of our customers;

  • there can be no assurance regarding when our factory and research and development center in Korea will be fully utilized, or that the actual scope, costs, timeline or benefits of the project will be consistent with our expectations;

  • the historical downward pressure on the prices of our packaging and test services;

  • any warranty claims, product return and liability risks, and the risk of negative publicity if our products fail, as well as the risk of litigation incident to our business;

  • our substantial indebtedness and restrictive covenants in the indentures and agreements governing our current and future indebtedness;

  • the possibility that we may decrease or suspend our quarterly dividend;

  • difficulty funding our liquidity needs;

  • our significant severance plan obligations associated with our manufacturing operations in Korea;

  • maintaining an effective system of internal controls;

  • difficulty attracting, retaining or replacing qualified personnel;

  • our continuing development and implementation of changes to, and maintenance and security of, our information technology systems;

  • challenges with integrating diverse operations;

  • any changes in tax laws, taxing authorities not agreeing with our interpretation of applicable tax laws, including whether we continue to qualify for tax holidays, or any requirements to establish or adjust valuation allowances on deferred tax assets;

  • our ability to develop new proprietary technology, protect our proprietary technology, operate without infringing the proprietary rights of others and implement new technologies;

  • natural disasters and other calamities, health conditions or pandemics, political instability, hostilities or other disruptions; and

  • the ability of certain of our stockholders to effectively determine or substantially influence the outcome of matters requiring stockholder approval.

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, 2019 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 except as may be required by law.

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Contacts

Vincent Keenan
Vice President, Investor Relations
480-786-7594
vincent.keenan@amkor.com