LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FormFactor, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORM) today announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 ended September 28, 2019. Quarterly revenues were $140.6 million, up 1.9% from $138.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019, and up 4.2% from $135.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2018.
- Sequential and year-over-year revenue growth, with non-GAAP EPS exceeding midpoint of outlook range
- Highest DRAM probe card revenue in a decade, in contrast to generally weak memory spending
- Completed the acquisition of FRT GmbH, adding $150 million of addressable market
“Our third quarter results continue to validate FormFactor’s diversified position in attractive consumables and R&D-driven semiconductor test and measurement markets,” said Mike Slessor, CEO of FormFactor, Inc. “We again benefited from our leadership positions in advanced probe cards, with strong demand in both DRAM and Flash applications more than offsetting a moderate sequential reduction in Foundry & Logic.”
Third Quarter Highlights
On a GAAP basis, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 was $8.3 million, or $0.11 per fully-diluted share, compared to net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 of $6.9 million, or $0.09 per fully-diluted share, and net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 of $7.7 million, or $0.10 per fully-diluted share. Gross margin for the third quarter of 2019 was 39.3%, compared with 40.1% in the second quarter of 2019, and 39.2% in the third quarter of 2018.
On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 was $17.3 million, or $0.22 per fully-diluted share, compared to net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 of $16.1 million, or $0.21 per fully-diluted share, and net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 of $19.6 million, or $0.26 per fully-diluted share. On a non-GAAP basis, gross margin for the third quarter of 2019 was 43.5%, compared with 44.3% in the second quarter of 2019, and 43.7% in the third quarter of 2018.
A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures is provided in the schedules included below.
Free cash flow for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 was $25.6 million, compared to free cash flow for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 of $29.8 million, and free cash flow for the third quarter of 2018 of $13.0 million. A reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow is provided in the schedules included below.
Dr. Slessor added, “In the fourth quarter we are capitalizing on particularly strong year-end demand for Foundry & Logic probe cards on top of continued solid demand for our other products.”
For the fourth quarter ending on December 28, 2019, FormFactor is providing the following outlook*:
|Revenue||$145 million to $155 million||—||$145 million to $155 million|
|Gross Margin||38% to 42%||$6 million||42% to 46%|
|Net income per diluted share||$0.09 to $0.17||$0.13||$0.22 to $0.30|
*This outlook assumes consistent foreign currency rates.
**Reconciling items are amortization of intangibles, stock-based compensation, restructuring charges, and acquisition related expenses.
We posted our revenue breakdown by geographic region, by market segment and with customers with greater than 10% of total revenue on the Investor Relations section of our website at www.formfactor.com. We will conduct a conference call at 1:30 p.m. PDT, or 4:30 p.m. EDT, today.
The public is invited to listen to a live webcast of FormFactor’s conference call on the Investor Relations section of our web site at www.formfactor.com. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The telephone replay will be available through November 1, 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time, and can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) and entering confirmation code 6127926. Additionally, the replay will be available on the Investor Relations section of our website, www.formfactor.com.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information:
To supplement our condensed consolidated financial results prepared under generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, we disclose certain non-GAAP measures of non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per fully-diluted share, and non-GAAP gross margin, that are adjusted from the nearest GAAP financial measure to exclude certain costs, expenses, gains and losses. Reconciliations of the adjustments to GAAP results for the three and nine months ended September 28, 2019 and for outlook provided before, as well as for the comparable periods of fiscal 2018, are provided below, and on the Investor Relations section of our website at www.formfactor.com. Information regarding the ways in which management uses non-GAAP financial information to evaluate its business, management's reasons for using this non-GAAP financial information, and limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial information, is included under “About our Non-GAAP Financial Measures” following the tables below.
FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM), is a leading provider of essential test and measurement technologies along the full IC life cycle - from characterization, modeling, reliability, and design de-bug, to qualification and production test. Semiconductor companies rely upon FormFactor’s products and services to accelerate profitability by optimizing device performance and advancing yield knowledge. The Company serves customers through its network of facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.formfactor.com.
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