Amkor Technology Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012

Amkor Technology Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012

Fourth Quarter 2012

  • Net sales $723 million
  • Gross margin 18%
  • Net income $27 million
  • Earnings per diluted share $0.13

Full Year 2012

  • Net sales $2.76 billion
  • Adjusted gross margin 17%
  • Adjusted net income $95 million
  • Adjusted earnings per diluted share $0.46

CHANDLER, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Amkor Technology, Inc. (NAS: AMKR) , a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, with net sales of $723 million, net income of $27 million, and earnings per diluted share of $0.13. For the full year 2012, Amkor reported net sales of $2.76 billion, adjusted net income of $95 million and adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.46.

"We are pleased with our fourth quarter results and improvements over the prior quarters of 2012 and the fourth quarter of 2011," said Ken Joyce, Amkor's president and chief executive officer. "Bolstered by solid sales growth in mobile communications, results for the quarter came in at the higher end of our expectations. Our investments in support of the communications end market are paying off and continue to gain momentum. Driven by notable strength in smartphones and tablets, our communications revenue grew 12% and represented nearly 50% of our total sales in 2012."

Selected financial information for the fourth quarter 2012 is as follows:

  • Net Sales: $723 million, up 4% from $695 million in the prior quarter, and up 6% from $684 million in the fourth quarter of 2011
  • Gross Margin: 18%, compared to 17% in the prior quarter, and 16% in the fourth quarter of 2011
  • Net Income: $27 million, up from $22 million in the prior quarter, and up from $25 million in the fourth quarter of 2011
  • Earnings Per Diluted Share: $0.13, up from $0.11 in the prior quarter, and up from $0.11 in the fourth quarter of 2011

Selected financial information for the full year 2012 is as follows:

  • Net Sales: $2.76 billion, down 1% from $2.78 billion in 2011
  • Adjusted Gross Margin: 17%, compared to 18% in 2011
  • Adjusted Net Income: $95 million, up 3% from $92 million in 2011
  • Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share: $0.46, up 18% from $0.39 in 2011

The adjusted gross margin, adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per diluted share presented above for the full year 2012 exclude a loss contingency we recognized in the second quarter of 2012 of $34 million ($33 million, net of tax) relating to our pending patent license arbitration with Tessera, Inc. and are non-GAAP measures. Selected operating data for the fourth quarter and full year 2012, and a reconciliation of the full year 2012 non-GAAP measures presented above to the comparable GAAP measures, are included in a section below before the financial statements.

"Capital additions were $86 million during the fourth quarter and $533 million for the full year 2012, primarily in support of customers in smartphones and tablets," said Joanne Solomon, Amkor's executive vice president and chief financial officer. "We accelerated the purchase of certain packaging and test equipment to meet demand for communications during the quarter."

Cash and cash equivalents were $413 million, and net debt was $1.1 billion, at December 31, 2012.

Business Outlook

"Looking ahead to the first quarter 2013, we are seeing seasonal demand patterns with revenues expected to be down 5% to 11% from the fourth quarter 2012," said Joyce. "We are currently planning capital additions of around $450 million for 2013 primarily to support the growth opportunities we see in mobile communications. We are also planning an additional $150 million of spending for the acquisition of land and construction relating to our previously announced new factory and R&D center in South Korea."

Based upon currently available information, we have the following expectations for the first quarter 2013:

  • Net sales of $640 million to $690 million, down 5% to 11% from the prior quarter
  • Gross margin of 14% to 17%
  • Net loss of $5 million to net income of $16 million, or ($0.03) to $0.09 per diluted share
  • Capital additions of around $125 million

Conference Call Information

Amkor will conduct a conference call on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 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: You may also access the call by dialing 1-877-941-8609 or 1-480-629-9692. A replay of the call will be made available at Amkor's website or by dialing 1-800-406-7325 or 1-303-590-3030 (conference reservation number 4584487). 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 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 (

About Amkor

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:

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, statements regarding our investments in support of the communications end market, 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:

  • the highly unpredictable nature and costs of litigation and other legal activities and the risk of adverse results of such matters, including the final ruling in the Tessera arbitration and the impact of other proceedings involving Tessera, Inc.;
  • the highly unpredictable nature of the semiconductor industry;
  • the effect of the global economy on credit markets, financial institutions, customers, suppliers and consumers, including the increasingly uncertain macroeconomic environment;
  • timing and volume of orders relative to production capacity and inability to achieve high capacity utilization rates;
  • volatility of consumer demand and weakness in forecasts from our customers for products incorporating our semiconductor packages;
  • dependence on key customers;
  • the impact of the expected increase in our ownership in J-Devices;
  • the performance of our business, economic and market conditions, the cash needs and investment opportunities for the business, the need for additional capacity and facilities to service customer demand and the availability of cash flow from operations or financing;
  • customer modification of and follow through with respect to forecasts provided to us, including delays in forecasts with respect to smartphones and tablets;
  • changes in tax rates and taxes as a result of changes in tax law, the jurisdictions in which our income is determined to be earned and taxed, the outcome of tax audits and tax ruling requests, our ability to realize deferred tax assets and the expiration of tax holidays;
  • curtailment of outsourcing by our customers;
  • our substantial indebtedness and restrictive covenants;
  • failure to realize sufficient cash flow or access to other sources of liquidity to fund capital additions;
  • the effects of a recession or other downturn in the U.S. and other economies worldwide;
  • disruptions or deficiencies in our controls resulting from the implementation of our new enterprise resource planning system and other information technology projects;
  • worldwide economic effects of terrorist attacks, natural disasters and military conflict;
  • our ability to control costs and improve profitability;
  • competition, competitive pricing and declines in average selling prices;
  • fluctuations in manufacturing yields;
  • dependence on international operations and sales;
  • dependence on raw material and equipment suppliers and changes in raw material and precious metal costs;
  • exchange rate fluctuations;
  • dependence on key personnel;
  • difficulties in managing growth;
  • enforcement of and compliance with intellectual property rights;
  • environmental and other governmental regulations; and
  • technological challenges.

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.



Selected Operating Data





Sales Data:
Packaging services (in millions):
Chip scale package$306$235$276$1,035$965
Ball grid array114148128516625
Other packaging65 62 53 227 211 
Packaging services6316166152,4392,493
Test services92 79 69 321 283 
Total sales$723 $695 $684 $2,760 $2,776 
Packaging services:
Chip scale package42%34%40%37%35%
Ball grid array16%21%19%19%22%
Other packaging9 %9 %8 %8 %8 %
Packaging services87%89%90%88%90%
Test services13 %11 %10 %12 %10 %
Total sales100%100%100%100%100%
Packaged units (in millions):
Chip scale package7726034452,2641,826
Ball grid array394740171195
Other packaging52 51 9 128 74 
Total packaged units2,250 2,200 1,781 8,495 8,136 
Net sales from top ten customers63%62%66%62%61%
Capacity Utilization:
End Market Distribution Data (an approximation including representative devices and applications based on a sampling of our largest customers):
Communications (handsets, tablets, wireless LAN, handheld devices)58%44%49%48%43%
Consumer (gaming, television, set top boxes, portable media, digital cameras)17%24%21%21%24%
Computing (desk tops, PCs, hard disk drive, servers, displays, printers, peripherals)9%11%11%11%12%
Networking (servers, routers, switches)9%12%11%11%12%
Other (automotive, industrial)7 %9 %8 %9 %9 %
Total100 %100 %100 %100 %100 %
Gross Margin Data:
Net sales100%100%100%100%100%
Cost of sales:
Other manufacturing26%25%25%25%23%
Loss contingency % % %1 % %
Gross margin18 %17 %16 %16  Read Full Story
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