Tower Semiconductor Reports Second Quarter 2020 with Quarter over Quarter Revenues and Margins Growth

MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, July 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TSEM & TASE: TSEM) reported today its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Second Quarter Results Overview

Revenues, gross profit and operating profit for the second quarter of 2020 demonstrated quarter over quarter and year over year growth at $310 million revenues as compared to $300 million and $306 million; gross profit at $58 million, as compared to $53 million and $53 million; and operating profit at $22 million, as compared to $16 million and $18 million, for the first quarter of 2020 and the second quarter of 2019, respectively.

Net profit for the second quarter of 2020 was $19 million, or $0.18 basic and diluted earnings per share, as compared to net profit of $17 million or $0.16 basic and diluted earnings per share in the prior quarter, and $21 million or $0.20 basic and diluted earnings per share in the second quarter of 2019.

Cash flow generated from operations in the second quarter of 2020 was $67 million with investment in fixed assets, net of $63 million that included payments related to the 300mm facility capacity expansion program. In the second quarter of 2020, the company repaid $5 million of its debt. 

Business Outlook
Tower Semiconductor expects revenues for the third quarter of 2020 to be $320 million, with an upward or downward range of 5%, demonstrating quarter over quarter and year over year growth.

Mr. Russell Ellwanger, Chief Executive Officer of Tower Semiconductor, commented: “Entering the second half of 2020, we are pleased that in the midst of certain market pullbacks, we continue to guide quarter over quarter and year over year growth. This is strong affirmation of our offerings, our increasing market share in RF SOI, and the high value our customers assign to our SiGe platform enablers. Our expansion into additional served markets for power management is well received, which business is seeing significant growth this year. Strengthening our diversification through entering newly served market applications and increased market share has enabled notable performance in this challenging environment.”

Ellwanger further commented: “We are motivated with the degree of customer interaction and acceptance of our recent developments, namely in advanced SiPho, very high-speed silicon germanium, the entire BSI and stacked wafer sensor offerings, as well as our newly served markets in display. These activities, in addition to our present strong and growing core business, back our confidence in our strategy and roadmap, and will be additionally accretive when all end markets revive to previous patterns.”

Teleconference and Webcast
Tower Semiconductor will host an investor conference call today, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time (9:00 a.m. Central time, 8:00 a.m. Mountain time, 7:00 a.m. Pacific time and 5:00 p.m. Israel time) to discuss the Company’s financial results for the second quarter of 2020 and its outlook.

This call will be webcast and can be accessed via Tower Semiconductor’s website at www.towersemi.com or by calling 1-888-668-9141 (U.S. Toll-Free), 03-918-0609 (Israel), +972-3-918-0609 (International). For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, the call will be archived on Tower Semiconductor’s website for 90 days.

The Company presents its financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The financial information included in the tables below includes unaudited condensed financial data. Some of the financial information in this release and/ or in related public disclosures or filings with respect to the financial statements and/ or results of the Company, which we describe in this release as “adjusted” financial measures, are non-GAAP financial measures as defined in Regulation G and related reporting requirements promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission as they apply to our Company. These adjusted financial measures are calculated excluding one or both of the following: (1) amortization of acquired intangible assets and (2) compensation expenses in respect of equity grants to directors, officers and employees. These adjusted financial measures should be evaluated in conjunction with, and are not a substitute for, GAAP financial measures. The tables also present the GAAP financial measures, which are most comparable to the adjusted financial measures, as well as a reconciliation between the adjusted financial measures and the comparable GAAP financial measures. As used and/ or presented in this release and/ or in related public disclosures or filings with respect to the financial statements and/ or results of the Company, as well as calculated in the tables herein, the term Earnings Before Interest Tax Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) consists of net profit in accordance with GAAP, excluding financing and other income (expense), net, taxes, non-controlling interest, depreciation and amortization expense and stock-based compensation expense. EBITDA is reconciled in the tables below from GAAP operating profit. EBITDA is not a required GAAP financial measure and may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure employed by other companies. EBITDA and the adjusted financial information presented herein and/ or in related public disclosures or filings with respect to the financial statements and/ or results of the Company, should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating profit, net profit or loss, cash flows provided by operating, investing and financing activities, per share data or other profit or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP. The term Net Cash, as used and/ or presented in this release and/ or in related public disclosures or filings with respect to the financial statements and/ or results of the Company, is comprised of cash, cash equivalents, short-term deposits and marketable securities less debt amounts as presented in the balance sheets included herein. The term Net Cash is not a required GAAP financial measure, may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure employed by other companies and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for cash, debt, operating profit, net profit or loss, cash flows provided by operating, investing and financing activities, per share data or other profit or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP. The term Free Cash Flow, as used and/ or presented in this release and/ or in related public disclosures or filings with respect to the financial statements and/ or results of the Company, is calculated to be net cash provided by operating activities (in the amounts of $67 million, $68 million and $72 million for the three months periods ended June 30, 2020, March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2019, respectively) less cash used  for investments in property and equipment, net (in the amounts of $63 million, $63 million and $44 million for the three months periods ended June 30, 2020, March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2019, respectively).  The term Free Cash Flow is not a required GAAP financial measure, may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure employed by other companies and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating profit, net profit or loss, cash flows provided by operating, investing and financing activities, per share data or other profit or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

About Tower Semiconductor
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM), the leader in high-value analog semiconductor foundry solutions, provides technology and manufacturing platforms for integrated circuits (ICs) in growing markets such as consumer, industrial, automotive, mobile, infrastructure, medical and aerospace and defense. Tower Semiconductor focuses on creating positive and sustainable impact on the world through long term partnerships and its advanced and innovative analog technology offering, comprised of a broad range of customizable process platforms such as SiGe, BiCMOS, mixed-signal/CMOS, RF CMOS, CMOS image sensor, non-imaging sensors, integrated power management (BCD and 700V), and MEMS. Tower Semiconductor also provides world-class design enablement for a quick and accurate design cycle as well as Transfer Optimization and development Process Services (TOPS) to IDMs and fabless companies. To provide multi-fab sourcing and extended capacity for its customers, Tower Semiconductor operates two manufacturing facilities in Israel (150mm and 200mm), two in the U.S. (200mm) and three facilities in Japan (two 200mm and one 300mm) through TPSCo. For more information, please visit www.towersemi.com .

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