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KULICKE & SOFFA FINALIZES SECOND QUARTER 2018 RESULTS

Kulicke & Soffa Finalizes Second Quarter 2018 Results

May 31, 2018 at 7:00 AM EDT

Reiterates Strong Outlook

SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2018-- Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) (“Kulicke & Soffa”, “K&S” or the “Company”), following the filing of its quarterly report on Form 10Q for the second fiscal quarter, and the amendment of its Form 10Q for the first fiscal quarter and Form 10K for fiscal 2017, today announced final results of its second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2018. The Company reaffirmed its previously reported second quarter net revenue of $221.8 million, and reported diluted EPS of $0.51 and a non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.54. The Company also reaffirmed its third quarter revenue guidance of approximately $255 million to $270 million.

During its second fiscal quarter, K&S repurchased $21.5 million of common stock in open market transactions at an average price of $23.90 per share.

 
Quarterly Results - U.S. GAAP
     

Fiscal Q2 2018

    Change vs.
Fiscal Q2 2017
(As Restated)
    Change vs.
Fiscal Q1 2018
(As Restated)
Net Revenue     $221.8 million     up 11.1%     up 3.8%
Gross Profit     $99.4 million     up 7.7%     up 2.3%
Gross Margin     44.8%     down 140 bps     down 70 bps
Income from Operations     $38.4 million     up 5.2%     down 2.0%
Operating Margin     17.3%     down 100 bps     down 100 bps
Net Income     $36.3 million     up 11.0%     up 152.2%
Net Margin     16.4%     -     up 4890 bps
EPS – Diluted(a)     $0.51     up 13.3%     up 151.5%
                   

(a) GAAP diluted net earnings per share reflects any dilutive effect of outstanding restricted stock units and stock options, but that effect is excluded when calculating GAAP diluted net (loss) per share because it would be anti-dilutive. For the three months ended December 30, 2017, 1.2 million shares of restricted stock units and stock options were excluded due to the Company's net loss.

Quarterly Results - Non-GAAP

                   
     

Fiscal Q2 2018

    Change vs.
Fiscal Q2 2017
(As Restated)
    Change vs.
Fiscal Q1 2018
(As Restated)
Income from Operations     $40.5 million     up 6.3%     down 4.5%
Operating Margin     18.2%     down 90 bps     down 160 bps
Net Income     $38.2 million     up 11.4%     down 3.0%
Net Margin     17.2%     -     down 120 bps
EPS - Diluted     $0.54     up 14.9%     down 1.8%
                   

* A reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted results is provided in the financial tables included in this release. See also “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Results” section.

Dr. Fusen Chen, Kulicke & Soffa's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Looking ahead, the entire organization continues to be extremely committed to pursuing several near and long-term goals in parallel. Our ongoing progress within LED, memory, recurring revenue and advanced packaging strategies has improved our financial performance and growth prospects."

The Company does not anticipate that the delays associated with filing its second quarter 2018 results have had a material adverse impact on the Company's operations or business prospects.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Net revenue of $221.8 million.
  • Gross margin of 44.8%.
  • Net income of $36.3 million or $0.51 per share; Non-GAAP net income of $38.2 million or $0.54 per share.
  • Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments were $628.2 million as of March 31, 2018.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2018 Outlook

The Company currently expects net revenue in the third fiscal quarter of 2018 ending June 30, 2018 to be approximately $255 million to $270 million. For the first three quarters of 2018, this guidance represents an increase of 17.6% over the same period in the prior year.

Looking forward, Dr. Fusen Chen commented, "Our core products' alignment with several major industry trends, our share gains within LED and recurring revenue as well as our ongoing development progress to further expand the advanced packaging portfolio provide additional confidence in our ability to generate strong results going forward."

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Results

In addition to U.S. GAAP results, this press release also contains non-GAAP financial results. The Company's non-GAAP results exclude amortization related to intangible assets acquired through business combinations, goodwill impairment, costs associated with restructuring, income tax expense related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 as well as tax benefits or expense associated with the foregoing non-GAAP items. These non-GAAP measures are consistent with the way management analyzes and assesses the Company’s operating results. The Company believes these non-GAAP measures enhance investors’ understanding of the Company’s underlying operational performance, as well as their ability to compare the Company’s period-to-period financial results and the Company’s overall performance to that of its competitors.

Management uses both U.S. GAAP metrics as well as non-GAAP operating income, operating margin, net income, net margin and net income per diluted share to evaluate the Company's operating and financial results. Non-GAAP financial measures may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in the Company’s industry, as other companies in the industry may calculate non-GAAP financial results differently. In addition, there are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because the non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies and exclude expenses that may have a material impact on the Company’s reported financial results. The presentation of non-GAAP items is meant to supplement, but not substitute for, GAAP financial measures or information. The Company believes the presentation of non-GAAP results in combination with GAAP results provides better transparency to the investment community when analyzing business trends, providing meaningful comparisons with prior period performance and enhancing investors' ability to view the Company's results from management's perspective. A reconciliation of each available GAAP to non-GAAP financial measure discussed in this press release is contained in the attached exhibit.

About Kulicke & Soffa

Kulicke & Soffa (NASDAQ: KLIC) is a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and electronic assembly solutions supporting the global automotive, consumer, communications, computing and industrial segments. As a pioneer in the semiconductor space, K&S has provided customers with market leading packaging solutions for decades. In recent years, K&S has expanded its product offerings through strategic acquisitions and organic development, adding advanced packaging, electronics assembly, wedge bonding and a broader range of tools to its core offerings. Combined with its extensive expertise in process technology and focus on development, K&S is well positioned to help customers meet the challenges of packaging and assembling the next-generation of electronic devices (www.kns.com).

Caution Concerning Results and Forward Looking Statements

In addition to historical statements, this press release contains statements relating to future events and our future results. These statements are “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and include, but are not limited to, statements that relate to our future revenue, increasing, continuing or strengthening demand for our products, replacement demand, our research and development efforts, our ability to control costs, and our ability to identify and realize new growth opportunities within segments, such as automotive and industrial as well as surrounding technology adoption such as system in package and advanced packaging techniques. While these forward-looking statements represent our judgments and future expectations concerning our business, a number of risks, uncertainties and other important factors could cause actual developments and results to differ materially from our expectations. These factors include, but are not limited to: the risk that customer orders already received may be postponed or canceled, generally without charges; the risk that anticipated customer orders may not materialize; the risk that our suppliers may not be able to meet our demands on a timely basis; the volatility in the demand for semiconductors and our products and services; the risk that identified market opportunities may not grow or developed as we anticipated; volatile global economic conditions, which could result in, among other things, sharply lower demand for products containing semiconductors and for the Company’s products, and disruption of capital and credit markets; the risk of failure to successfully manage our operations; the possibility that we may need to impair the carrying value of goodwill and/or intangibles established in connection with one or more of our prior acquisitions; acts of terrorism and violence; risks, such as changes in trade regulations, currency fluctuations, political instability and war, which may be associated with a substantial non-U.S. customer and supplier base and substantial non-U.S. manufacturing operations; the impact of changes in tax law; and the factors listed or discussed in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K/A and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

KULICKE & SOFFA INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share and employee data)
(Unaudited)

                       
              Three months ended       Six months ended
              March 31, 2018     April 1, 2017

As Restated

      March 31, 2018     April 1, 2017

As Restated

Net revenue             $ 221,772       $ 199,613         $ 435,463       $ 349,252  
Cost of sales             122,325       107,350         238,814       188,562  
Gross profit             99,447       92,263         196,649       160,690  
                                   
Operating expenses:                                  
Selling, general and administrative             30,339       29,107         54,875       55,447  
Research and development             28,657       25,020         58,907       46,525  
Amortization of intangible assets             2,022       1,521         3,965       3,044  
Restructuring             (7 )     112         1,307       112  
Total operating expenses             61,011       55,760         119,054       105,128  
Income from operations             38,436       36,503         77,595       55,562  
Other income (expense):                                  
Interest income             2,986       1,579         4,961       2,751  
Interest expense             (270 )     (261 )       (536 )     (523 )
Income before income taxes             41,152       37,821         82,020       57,790  
Income tax expense             4,800       5,151         115,212       7,724  
Share of results of equity-method investee, net of tax             39               23        
Net income / (loss)             $ 36,313       $ 32,670         $ (33,215 )     $ 50,066  
                                   
Net income / (loss) per share:                                  
Basic             $ 0.52       $ 0.46         $ (0.47 )     $ 0.71  
Diluted             $ 0.51       $ 0.45         $ (0.47 )     $ 0.69  
                                   
Weighted average shares outstanding:                                  
Basic             70,361       70,964         70,467       70,909  
Diluted             71,425       72,270         70,467       72,039  
                                           
                       
              Three months ended       Six months ended
Supplemental financial data:             March 31, 2018     April 1, 2017       March 31, 2018     April 1, 2017
Depreciation and amortization             $ 4,744       $ 3,831         $ 9,212       $ 7,775
Capital expenditures             6,153       15,877         12,410       18,106
Equity-based compensation expense:                                  
Cost of sales             126       106         258       247
Selling, general and administrative             1,443       2,450         3,766       5,184
Research and development             653       522         1,307       1,249
Total equity-based compensation expense             $ 2,222       $ 3,078         $ 5,331       $ 6,680
                                                 
               
              As of
              March 31, 2018       April 1, 2017
Backlog of orders 1             $ 177,754         $ 181,201
Number of employees             3,276         3,340
                         

1. Represents customer purchase commitments. While the Company believes these orders are firm, they are generally cancellable by customers without penalty.

KULICKE & SOFFA INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

               
              As of
              March 31, 2018       September 30, 2017
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS                      
Cash and cash equivalents             $ 340,151         $ 392,410  
Restricted cash             535         530  
Short-term investments             288,000         216,000  
Accounts and other receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $680 and $79 respectively             224,484         198,480  
Inventories, net             118,831         122,023  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets             23,754         23,939  
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS             995,755         953,382  
                       
Property, plant and equipment, net             75,619         67,762  
Goodwill             57,478         56,318  
Intangible assets, net             60,180         62,316  
Deferred income taxes             10,922         27,771  
Equity investments             1,479         1,502  
Other assets             2,577         2,056  
TOTAL ASSETS             $ 1,204,010         $ 1,171,107  
                       
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES                      
Accounts payable             $ 82,716         $ 51,354  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities             85,133         124,847  
Income taxes payable             19,340         16,780  
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES             187,189         192,981  
                       
Financing obligation             16,257         16,074  
Deferred income taxes             27,800         27,152  
Income taxes payable             83,626         6,438  
Other liabilities             9,211         8,432  
TOTAL LIABILITIES             324,083         251,077  
                       
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                      
Common stock, no par value             513,315         506,515  
Treasury stock, at cost             (182,354 )       (157,604 )
Retained earnings             539,871         569,080  
Accumulated other comprehensive income             9,095         2,039  
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY             879,927         920,030  
                       
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY             $ 1,204,010         $ 1,171,107  
                               

KULICKE & SOFFA INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

                       
              Three months ended       Six months ended
              March 31, 2018     April 1, 2017       March 31, 2018     April 1, 2017
Net cash provided by operating activities             $ 6,740       $ 12,929         $ 57,073       $ 42,978  
Net cash used in investing activities, continuing operations             (35,273 )     (29,740 )       (83,456 )     (32,399 )
Net cash used in financing activities, continuing operations             (20,850 )     (785 )       (24,241 )     (643 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash             (1,120 )     (627 )       (1,630 )     1,360  
Changes in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash             (50,503 )     (18,223 )       (52,254 )     11,296  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period*             391,189       453,426         392,940       423,907  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period             $ 340,686       $ 435,203         $ 340,686       $ 435,203  
                                   
Short-term investments             288,000       139,000         288,000       139,000  

Total cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash
and short-term investments

            $ 628,686       $ 574,203         $ 628,686       $ 574,203  

*Certain time deposits as at October 1, 2016 have
been corrected from cash equivalents to short-term
investments for comparative purposes.

                                 
                                   

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP Income from Operating
to Non-GAAP Income from Operation and Operating Margin
(in thousands, except percentages)
(unaudited)

               
              Three months ended
              March 31, 2018       April 1, 2017

As Restated

      December 30, 2017

As Restated

Net revenue             221,772       199,613       213,691
U.S. GAAP Income from operations             38,436       36,503       39,159
U.S. GAAP operating margin             17.3%       18.3%       18.3%
                               
Pre-tax non-GAAP items:                              

Amortization related to intangible assets acquired through
business combination- selling, general and administrative

            2,022       1,521       1,943
Restructuring             (7)       112       1,314
Non-GAAP Income from operations             40,451       38,136       42,416
Non-GAAP operating margin             18.2%       19.1%       19.8%
                               

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income and
U.S. GAAP net income per share to Non-GAAP net income per share
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

               
              Three months ended
              March 31, 2018     April 1, 2017

As Restated

    December 30, 2017

As Restated

Net revenue             221,772     199,613     213,691
U.S. GAAP net income/(loss)             36,313     32,670     (69,528)
U.S. GAAP net margin             16.4%     16.4%     (32.5)%
                           
Pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments:                          

Amortization related to intangible assets acquired through
business combination- selling, general and administrative

            2,022     1,521     1,943
Restructuring             (7)     112     1,314
Income tax expense- Tax Reform                     105,688
Net income tax benefit on non-GAAP items             (111)     (30)     (36)
Total non-GAAP adjustments             1,904     1,603     108,909
Non-GAAP net income             38,217     34,273     39,381
Non-GAAP net margin             17.2%     17.2%     18.4%
                           
U.S. GAAP net (loss)/income per share:                          
Basic             0.52     0.46     (0.99)
Diluted (a)             0.51     0.45     (0.99)
                           
Non-GAAP adjustments per share:                          
Basic             0.03     0.02     1.54
Diluted             0.03     0.02     1.52
                           
Non-GAAP net income per share:                          
Basic             0.54     0.48     0.56
Diluted (b)             0.54     0.47     0.55
                           

(a) GAAP diluted net earnings per share reflects any dilutive effect of outstanding restricted stock units and stock options, but that effect is excluded when calculating GAAP diluted net (loss) per share because it would be anti-dilutive. For the three months ended December 30, 2017, 1.2 million shares of restricted stock units and stock options were excluded due to the Company's net loss.
(b) Non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share reflects any dilutive effect of outstanding restricted stock units and stock options.

 

Source: Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc.

Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc.
Joseph Elgindy, +1-215-784-7518
Investor Relations & Strategic Initiatives
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