ChipMOS REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2020 RESULTS

HSINCHU, Taiwan, May 6, 2020 — (PRNewswire) —  ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. ("ChipMOS" or the "Company") (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 8150 and NASDAQ: IMOS), an industry leading provider of outsourced semiconductor assembly and test services ("OSAT"), today reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. All U.S. dollar figures cited in this press release are based on the exchange rate of NT$30.25 against US$1.00 as of March 31, 2020.

All the figures were prepared in accordance with Taiwan-International Financial Reporting Standards ("Taiwan-IFRS").

Revenue for the first quarter of 2020 was NT$5,586.8 million or US$184.7 million, an increase of 0.3% from NT$5,571.5 million or US$184.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and an increase of 25.2% from NT$4,462.0 million or US$147.5 million for the same period in 2019. The first quarter of 2020 revenue level represents a five year high for the Company.

Net profit attributable to equity holders of the Company for the first quarter of 2020 was NT$712.7 million or US$23.6 million, and NT$0.98 or US$0.03 per basic common share, as compared to NT$530.0 million or US$17.5 million, and NT$0.73 or US$0.02 per basic common share in the fourth quarter of 2019, and NT$193.7 million or US$6.4 million, and NT$0.27 or US$0.01 per basic common share in the first quarter of 2019. Net earnings for the first quarter of 2020 were US$0.65 per basic ADS, compared to US$0.48 per basic ADS for the fourth quarter of 2019 and US$0.18 per basic ADS in the first quarter of 2019. 

S.J. Cheng, Chairman and President of ChipMOS, said, "First quarter 2020 revenue increased 25.2% over 1Q19 and was up 0.3% over 4Q19 compared to the seasonal industry decline from Q4 to Q1 due to fewer working days. We are benefitting from DRAM, NOR flash and 8"COF demand growth from 5G buildouts and higher work and school from home demand. Our continued focus on driving profitable segments of our business helped us significantly increase gross margin to 22.7% compared to 15.0% in 1Q19, while flattish with 4Q19 despite fewer working days due to Chinese New Year closures and the COVID-19 virus. We implemented comprehensive measures to ensure the health and safety of our employees as we followed guidelines and regulations provided by The Taiwan Centers for Disease Controls (CDC) and other regulatory agencies. As a result of our efforts, we were able to restart all manufacturing facilities on schedule after the planned New Year's Holiday closure with no additional delays or disruptions. We have worked closely with our customers and supply chain, allowing us to maintain full inventory levels to ensure uninterrupted service to customers. This helped us increase our overall utilization level to 79% in 1Q20 from 70% in 1Q19 and 76% in 4Q19, with major utilization gains in both our Assembly and Bumping production lines."

Silvia Su, Vice President of Finance and Accounting, commented, "We improved all major financial metrics in the first quarter as we continue to focus on profitability and cash generation. CapEx was US$37.6 million in the first quarter down from US$56.3 million in 4Q19. The majority of CapEx was invested in expanding our DDIC capacity to meet existing customer demand levels for higher OLED wafer test capacity. We are lowering our CapEx investments where possible as we focus on improvements through automation, while maintaining a strong financial position and liquidity in order to maintain our leading market position in the uncertain market. Actions we previously took to reduce our operating expenses, while increasing our cash balance and liquidity, will allow us to fully support customers and maintain our long-term growth strategy."

Selected Operations Data












Q1'20


Q4'19

Revenue by segment





   Testing


21.8%


20.8%

   Assembly


25.9%


27.2%

   LCD Driver 


31.6%


31.8%

   Bumpimg


20.7%


20.2%






CapEx


US$37.6 million


US$56.3 million

   Testing


34.7%


16.7%

   Assembly


9.0%


15.5%

LCD Driver


46.2%


59.2%

   Bumping


10.1%


8.6%






Depreciation and amortization expenses


US$33.2 million


US$31.7 million






Utilization by segment





   Testing


77%


77%

   Assembly


81%


81%

   LCD Driver


75%


70%

Bumping


83%


75%

   Overall


79%


76%











Condensed consolidated statements of cash flows


Period ended

Mar. 31, 2020


Period ended

Mar. 31, 2019



US$ million


US$ million

Net cash generated from (used in) operating activities


24.2


56.3

Net cash generated from (used in) investing activities


(47.4)


(51.7)

Net cash generated from (used in) financing activities


115.9


9.5

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


92.7


14.1

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


0.1


0.0

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


155.5


153.5

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


248.3


167.6


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