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ChipMOS REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

Q3'17 Highlights (as compared to Q2'17):

  • Net Revenue at US$146.1 Million Compared to US$149.7 Million
  • Gross Profit of US$25.1 Million Compared to US$30.0 Million
  • Gross Margin at 17.2% Compared to 20.1%
  • Net Earnings of US$0.13 Per Diluted ADS Compared to US$0.25 Per Diluted ADS; Net Earnings of US$0.01 Per Diluted Common Share Compared to US$0.01 Per Diluted Common Share
  • For the first nine months of 2017, total revenue was NT$13,532.6 million or US$446.2 million. Net earnings for the first nine months of 2017 were NT$66.39 or US$2.19 per diluted ADS, with NT$3.32 or US$0.11 per diluted common share in the same period.
  • Retained Balance of Cash and Cash Equivalents at US$285.8 Million, with Net Debt Balance of US$94.4 Million

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 third quarter ended September 30, 2017. All U.S. dollar figures cited in this press release are based on the exchange rate of NT$30.33 against US$1.00 as of September 29, 2017.

All the figures were prepared in accordance with Taiwan-International Financial Reporting Standards ("Taiwan-IFRS"). In March 2017, the Company completed the sale and transfer of 54.98% equity interests of its former wholly-owned subsidiary ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Shanghai) LTD. ("ChipMOS Shanghai") to Tsinghua Unigroup led investors ("Strategic Investors"). Under Taiwan-IFRS, starting in Q1 2017 the revenue generated by ChipMOS Shanghai is no longer included in the Company's consolidated revenue. The Company, however, recognizes 45.02% of the net income generated from ChipMOS Shanghai on an ongoing basis. Revenue from ChipMOS Shanghai has been excluded from all periods indicated.

Net revenue for the third quarter of 2017 was NT$4,431.1 million or US$146.1 million, a decrease of 2.4% from NT$4,541.2 million or US$149.7 million in the second quarter of 2017 and a decrease of 7.1% from NT$4,769.0 million or US$157.2 million for the same period in 2016.

Net earnings for the third quarter of 2017 was US$0.13 per diluted ADS, compared to US$0.25 per diluted ADS for the second quarter of 2017. Net income attributable to equity holders of the Company for the third quarter of 2017 was NT$162.0 million or US$5.3 million, and NT$0.19 or US$0.01 per basic common share and NT$0.19 or US$0.01 per diluted common share, as compared to net income attributable to equity holders of the Company for the second quarter of 2017 of NT$321.4 million or US$10.6 million, and NT$0.38 or US$0.01 per basic common share and NT$0.38 or US$0.01 per diluted common share, and compared to net income attributable to equity holders of the Company in the third quarter of 2016 of NT$255.1 million or US$8.4 million, and NT$0.30 or US$0.01 per basic common share and NT$0.29 or US$0.01 per diluted common share.

For the first nine months of 2017, total revenue was NT$13,532.6 million or US$446.2 million. Net earnings for the first nine months of 2017 were NT$66.39 or US$2.19 per diluted ADS, with NT$3.32 or US$0.11 per diluted common share in the same period.

S.J. Cheng, Chairman and President of ChipMOS, said, "The third quarter developed as expected and reflects the impact of a lower allocation from our largest DRAM customer, along with product mix changes in our Niche DRAM business. On the positive side, we continue to benefit from growth in DDIC demand, which is being led by further adoption of 4K2K/UHD TVs, and higher driver demand from smartphone customers. We expect this to be a multi-year demand catalyst due to the shift underway to 18 by 9 screen with narrow bezel or a full screen panel, along with higher demand for OLED, and TDDI. We expect to see a margin benefit as we capture our increased share of these opportunities due to the required longer test times. These models will use a more advanced driver solution with 12" fine pitch COF package, which we already have in volume production. As we move into 2018, we expect to also benefit from the increased adoption of optical sensors in the mobile market, where we are well positioned in the supply chain. We are also encouraged by strong demand for NOR Flash, in particular, wafer test services. As a result our NOR wafer test capacity remains fully utilized."

Silvia Su, Senior Director of Finance and Accounting, commented, "Our gross margin was impacted by several items in the third quarter, including, the lower allocation from our largest DRAM customer, production disruption and loss from Taiwan's massive August power outage. We reduced our short-term bank loans by about US$34.0 million. We also paid cash dividend of approximately US$28.2 million in the third quarter. We continue to execute on our core business, target sustainable higher margin growth opportunities, and prioritize capital expenditures in support of our long-term growth strategy."


Selected Operation Data







Q3'17

Q2'17

Revenue by segment



Testing

26.6%

27.7%

Assembly

27.3%

32.3%

LCD Driver

27.2%

25.0%

Bumping

18.9%

15.0%




CapEx

US$36.9 million

US$46.0 million

Testing

17.3%

18.3%

Assembly

12.0%

13.4%

LCD Driver

63.1%

51.1%

Bumping

7.6%

17.2%




Depreciation and amortization expenses

US$24.5 million

US$23.4 million




Utilization by segment



Testing

75%

82%

Assembly

63%

73%

LCD Driver

87%

87%

Bumping

77%

63%

Overall

76%

77%




Condensed consolidated statements of cash flows


Period ended

Sep. 30, 2017


Period ended

Sep. 30, 2016



US$ million


US$ million

Net cash generated from (used in) operating activities


115.1


80.0

Net cash generated from (used in) investing activities


(74.5)


(107.4)

Net cash generated from (used in) financing activities


(3.9)


30.4

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


36.7


3.0

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


(0.5)


(2.2)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


249.6


399.9

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


285.8


400.7

Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details

ChipMOS will host two conference calls on Thursday, November 9, 2017 to discuss the Company's financial results for the third quarter of 2017.

1. Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 4:00PM Taiwan (3:00AM New York)
Dial-In: +886-2-21928016
Password: 476667#
Replay Starting 2 Hours After Live Call Ends: www.chipmos.com.tw
Language: Mandarin

2. Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 8:00PM Taiwan (7:00AM New York)
Dial-In: +1-201-689-8562
Password: 13672147
Replay Starting 2 Hours After Live Call Ends: +1-412-317-6671, with ID 13672147
Webcast of Live Call and Replay: www.chipmos.com
Language: English

About ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.:

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. ("ChipMOS" or the "Company") (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 8150 and NASDAQ: IMOS) (http://www.chipmos.com) is an industry leading provider of outsourced semiconductor assembly and test services. With advanced facilities in Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu Industrial Park and Southern Taiwan Science Park in Taiwan, ChipMOS provide assembly and test services to a broad range of customers, including leading fabless semiconductor companies, integrated device manufacturers and independent semiconductor foundries.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as 'believes,' 'expects,' 'anticipates,' 'projects,' 'intends,' 'should,' 'seeks,' 'estimates,' 'future' or similar expressions or by discussion of, among other things, strategy, goals, plans or intentions. These statements may include financial projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to future operations, products and services, and statements regarding future performance. Actual results may differ materially in the future from those reflected in forward-looking statements contained in this document, due to various factors. Further information regarding these risks, uncertainties and other factors are included in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and in the Company's other filings with the SEC.

About Non-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("Non-GAAP") Financial Measures

To supplement the consolidated financial results presented in accordance with the Taiwan-IFRS, ChipMOS uses non-GAAP free cash flow, non-GAAP earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") and non-GAAP net debt to equity ratio in this press release. The non-GAAP free cash flow represents operating profit plus depreciation, amortization and interest income and less capital expenditures, predecessors' interests, interest expenses, income tax expense and dividend. The non-GAAP EBITDA represents operating profit plus depreciation and amortization. The non-GAAP net debt to equity ratio represents the ratio of net debt, the sum of debt less cash and cash equivalent, divided by equity attributable to equity holders of the Company. These non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Other companies may calculate similarly titled measures differently.

The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with the Taiwan-IFRS.

ChipMOS considers the use of non-GAAP free cash flow, non-GAAP EBITDA and non-GAAP net debt to equity ratio provides useful information to management to manage the Company's business and make financial and operational decisions and also to the investors to understand and evaluate the Company's business and operating performance. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please refer to the table captioned "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures to the Nearest Comparable GAAP Measures" in this press release.

- FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW BELOW -

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

For the Three Months Ended Sep. 30, Jun. 30, 2017, and Sep. 30, 2016

Figures in Millions of U.S. dollars (USD) (1)

Except for Per Share Amounts and Shares Outstanding



Three months ended


Sep. 30, 2017


Jun. 30,
2017


Sep. 30,
2016


USD


USD


USD

Revenue(2)

146.1


149.7


157.2

Cost of revenue

(121.0)


(119.7)


(125.3)

Gross profit

25.1


30.0


31.9







Research and development expenses

(8.1)


(8.1)


(7.2)

Sales and marketing expenses

(0.5)


(0.4)


(0.6)

General and administrative expenses

(4.1)


(7.8)


(6.3)

Other operating income (expenses), net

0.9


1.1


0.6







Operating profit

13.3


14.8


18.4







Non-operating income (expenses), net

(3.8)


(1.9)


(8.3)







Profit (Loss) before tax

9.5


12.9


10.1







Income tax benefit (expense)

(2.0)


(2.3)


(2.6)







Profit from continuing operations

7.5


10.6


7.5







Income (Loss) from discontinued operations

(2.2)


-


(2.9)







Profit (Loss) for the year

5.3


10.6


4.6







Attributable to:






Equity holders of the Company
– Continuing operations

7.5


10.6


11.3

– Discontinued operations

(2.2)


-


(2.9)

Predecessors' interests under common control

-


-


(3.8)


5.3


10.6


4.6



ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (CONTINUED)

For the Three Months Ended Sep. 30, Jun. 30, 2017, and Sep. 30, 2016

Figures in Millions of U.S. dollars (USD) (1)

Except for Per Share Amounts and Shares Outstanding



Three months ended


Sep. 30,
2017


Jun. 30,
2017


Sep. 30,
2016


USD


USD


USD

Profit (Loss) for the period

5.3


10.6


4.6

Other comprehensive income (loss)






Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

1.1


1.1


(2.9)

Total other comprehensive income (loss)

1.1


1.1


(2.9)







Total comprehensive income (loss)

6.4


11.7


1.7

Attributable to:






Equity holders of the Company

– Continuing operations

6.4


11.7


11.1

– Discontinued operations

-


-


(5.6)

Predecessors' interests under common control

-


-


(3.8)


6.4


11.7


1.7

Profit (Loss) attributable to the Company - basic

5.3


10.6


8.4

Earnings (Loss) per share attributable to the Company - basic

0.01


0.01


0.01

Earnings (Loss) per ADS equivalent – basic

0.13


0.25


0.20

Weighted average shares outstanding (in thousands) - basic

846,840


845,206


851,980

Profit (Loss) attributable to the Company - diluted

5.3


10.6


8.4

Earnings (Loss) per share attributable to the Company - diluted

0.01


0.01


0.01

Earnings (Loss) per ADS equivalent - diluted

0.13


0.25


0.20

Weighted average shares outstanding (in thousands) - diluted

853,644


852,649


858,968







Note:

(1) All U.S. dollar figures in this release are based on the exchange rate of NT$30.33 against US$1.00 as of Sep. 29, 2017. The convenience translation should not be construed as representations that the NT dollar amounts have been, or could be in the future be, converted into US dollars at this or any other exchange rate.

(2) In March 2017, the Company completed the sale and transfer of 54.98% equity interests of its former wholly-owned subsidiary ChipMOS Shanghai to Strategic Investors. Under Taiwan-IFRS, starting in Q1 2017 the revenue generated by ChipMOS Shanghai is no longer included in the Company's consolidated revenue. The Company, however, recognizes 45.02% of the net income generated from ChipMOS Shanghai on an ongoing basis.

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

For the Three Months Ended Sep. 30, Jun. 30, 2017, and Sep. 30, 2016

Figures in Millions of NT dollars (NTD)

Except for Per Share Amounts and Shares Outstanding



Three months ended


Sep. 30, 2017


Jun. 30, 2017


Sep. 30, 2016


NTD


NTD


NTD

Revenue(1)

4,431.1


4,541.2


4,769.0

Cost of revenue

(3,670.3)


(3,630.8)


(3,802.6)

Gross profit

760.8


910.4


966.4







Research and development expenses

(246.9)


(244.6)


(217.2)

Sales and marketing expenses

(14.4)


(13.2)


(18.8)

General and administrative expenses

(125.0)


(235.7)


(189.3)

Other operating income (expenses), net

27.7


31.7


17.4







Operating profit

402.2


448.6


558.5







Non-operating income (expenses), net

(114.1)


(56.4)


(250.5)







Profit (Loss) before tax

288.1


392.2


308.0







Income tax benefit (expense)

(60.9)


(70.8)


(80.3)







Profit from continuing operations

227.2


321.4


227.7







Income (Loss) from discontinued operations

(65.2)


-


(88.1)







Profit (Loss) for the year

162.0


321.4


139.6







Attributable to:






Equity holders of the Company
– Continuing operations

227.2


321.4


343.2

– Discontinued operations

(65.2)


-


(88.1)

Predecessors' interests under common control

-


-


(115.5)


162.0


321.4


139.6














ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (CONTINUED)

For the Three Months Ended Sep. 30, Jun. 30, 2017, and Sep. 30, 2016

Figures in Millions of NT dollars (NTD)

Except for Per Share Amounts and Shares Outstanding



Three months ended


Sep. 30,
2017


Jun. 30,
2017


Sep. 30,
2016


NTD


NTD


NTD

Profit (Loss) for the period

162.0


321.4


139.6

Other comprehensive income (loss)






Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

32.8


33.1


(87.3)

Total other comprehensive income (loss)

32.8


33.1


(87.3)







Total comprehensive income (loss)

194.8


354.5


52.3

Attributable to:






Equity holders of the Company

– Continuing operations

194.8


354.5


336.3

– Discontinued operations

-


-


(168.5)

Predecessors' interests under common control

-


-


(115.5)


194.8


354.5


52.3

Profit (Loss) attributable to the Company - basic

162.0


321.4


255.1

Earnings (Loss) per share attributable to the Company - basic

0.19


0.38


0.30

Earnings (Loss) per ADS equivalent – basic

3.83


7.61


5.99

Weighted average shares outstanding (in thousands) - basic

846,840


845,206


851,980

Profit (Loss) attributable to the Company - diluted

162.0


321.4


255.1

Earnings (Loss) per share attributable to the Company - diluted

0.19


0.38


0.29

Earnings (Loss) per ADS equivalent - diluted

3.80


7.54


5.94

Weighted average shares outstanding (in thousands) - diluted

853,644


852,649


858,968







Note:

(1) In March 2017, the Company completed the sale and transfer of 54.98% equity interests of its former wholly-owned subsidiary ChipMOS Shanghai to Strategic Investors. Under Taiwan-IFRS, starting in Q1 2017 the revenue generated by ChipMOS Shanghai is no longer included in the Company's consolidated revenue. The Company, however, recognizes 45.02% of the net income generated from ChipMOS Shanghai on an ongoing basis.



ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

As of Sep. 30, Jun. 30, 2017, and Sep. 30, 2016

Figures in Millions of U.S. dollars (USD) (1)



Sep. 30, 2017


Jun. 30, 2017


Sep. 30, 2016

ASSETS

USD


USD


USD

Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents

285.8


365.3


400.7

Accounts and notes receivable, net

133.2


116.6


138.2

Inventories

63.0


63.7


73.5

Other current financial assets

2.3


2.3


2.2

Other current assets

12.0


9.7


15.6

Total current assets

496.3


557.6


630.2







Non-current assets






Non-current financial assets carried at cost

0.7


0.7


0.3

Investments accounted for using equity method

114.1


115.6


11.9

Property, plant & equipment

494.3


482.0


495.6

Other non-current assets

9.4


9.2


11.5

Total non-current assets

618.5


607.5


519.3

Total assets

1,114.8


1,165.1


1,149.5







LIABILITIES AND EQUITY






LIABILITIES






Current liabilities






Short-term bank loans

25.8


59.8


43.4

Accounts payable and payables
to contractors and equipment suppliers

50.0


49.3


53.8

Long-term bank loans, current portion

70.6


70.6


-

Long-term lease obligations payable, current portion

0.4


0.4


-

Other current liabilities

61.8


86.5


99.4

Total current liabilities

208.6


266.6


196.6







Non-current liabilities






Long-term bank loans

282.7


282.6


272.7

Long-term lease obligations payable

0.7


0.8


-

Other non-current liabilities

23.8


23.5


19.6

Total non-current liabilities

307.2


306.9


292.3

Total liabilities

515.8


573.5


488.9







EQUITY






Capital stock – common stock

292.2


292.4


295.7

Capital surplus

207.5


207.5


125.1

Retained earnings

133.0


127.6


194.5

Other equity interest

(0.5)


(2.7)


(11.5)

Treasury stock

(33.2)


(33.2)


(33.2)

Equity attributable to equity holders of the Company

599.0


591.6


570.6

Predecessors' interests under common control

-


-


90.0

Total equity

599.0


591.6


660.6

Total liabilities and equity

1,114.8


1,165.1


1,149.5







Note:

(1) All U.S. dollar figures in this release are based on the exchange rate of NT$30.33 against US$1.00 as of
Sep. 29, 2017. The convenience translation should not be construed as representations that the NT dollar
amounts have been, or could be in the future be, converted into US dollars at this or any other exchange rate.

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

As of Sep. 30, Jun. 30, 2017, and Sep. 30, 2016

Figures in Millions of NT dollars (NTD)



Sep. 30, 2017


Jun. 30, 2017


Sep. 30, 2016

ASSETS

NTD


NTD


NTD

Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents

8,666.9


11,078.3


12,152.9

Accounts and notes receivable, net

4,038.7


3,536.1


4,191.7

Inventories

1,911.2


1,931.5


2,229.7

Other current financial assets

70.7


70.7


66.6

Other current assets

364.2


293.7


471.3

Total current assets

15,051.7


16,910.3


19,112.2







Non-current assets






Non-current financial assets carried at cost

20.9


20.9


10.0

Investments accounted for using equity method

3,461.8


3,506.0


362.2

Property, plant & equipment

14,992.3


14,619.8


15,030.0

Other non-current assets

284.1


280.4


349.5

Total non-current assets

18,759.1


18,427.1


15,751.7

Total assets

33,810.8


35,337.4


34,863.9







LIABILITIES AND EQUITY






LIABILITIES






Current liabilities






Short-term bank loans

783.8


1,814.7


1,315.0

Accounts payable and payables to contractors and equipment suppliers

1,515.8


1,494.5


1,632.5

Long-term bank loans, current portion

2,142.6


2,142.0


1.0

Long-term lease obligations payable, current portion

11.6


11.4


-

Other current liabilities

1,873.4


2,624.8


3,016.0

Total current liabilities

6,327.2


8,087.4


5,964.5







Non-current liabilities






Long-term bank loans

8,574.5


8,571.1


8,270.5

Long-term lease obligations payable

21.1


24.1


-

Other non-current liabilities

720.5


712.7


593.7

Total non-current liabilities

9,316.1


9,307.9


8,864.2

Total liabilities

15,643.3


17,395.3


14,828.7







EQUITY






Capital stock – common stock

8,864.1


8,866.8


8,968.0

Capital surplus

6,292.6


6,293.8


3,793.7

Retained earnings

4,032.4


3,870.0


5,899.1

Other equity interest

(14.0)


(80.9)


(348.8)

Treasury stock

(1,007.6)


(1,007.6)


(1,007.6)

Equity attributable to equity holders of the Company

18,167.5


17,942.1


17,304.4

Predecessors' interests under common control

-


-


2,730.8

Total equity

18,167.5


17,942.1


20,035.2

Total liabilities and equity

33,810.8


35,337.4


34,863.9








RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO THE NEAREST COMPARABLE GAAP MEASURES

(Figures in Millions of U.S. dollars (USD))

The table below sets forth a reconciliation of our operating profit to non-GAAP free cash flow for the periods indicated:


Three months ended


Sep. 30, 2017


Jun. 30, 2017


Sep. 30, 2016


USD


USD


USD

Operating profit

13.3


14.8


18.4

Add: Depreciation

24.5


23.4


26.6

Amortization

-


-


-

Interest income

0.4


0.5


0.2

Less: Capital expenditures

(36.9)


(46.0)


(32.3)

Predecessors' interests under common control

-


-


3.8

Interest expense

(1.6)


(1.6)


(1.3)

Income tax expense

(2.0)


(2.3)


(2.6)

Dividend

(28.2)


-


-

Non-GAAP free cash flow

(30.5)


(11.2)


12.8


The table below sets forth a reconciliation of our operating profit to non-GAAP EBITDA for the periods indicated:


Three months ended


Sep. 30, 2017


Jun. 30, 2017


Sep. 30, 2016


USD


USD


USD

Operating profit

13.3


14.8


18.4

Add: Depreciation

24.5


23.4


26.6

Amortization

-


-


-

Non-GAAP EBITDA

37.8


38.2


45.0


The table below sets forth a calculation of our non-GAAP net debt to equity ratio for the periods indicated:








Sep. 30, 2017


Jun. 30, 2017


Sep. 30, 2016


USD


USD


USD

Short-term bank loans

25.8


59.8


43.4

Long-term bank loans
(including current portion)

353.3


353.2


272.7

Long-term lease obligations payable
(including current portion)

1.1


1.2


-

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

(285.8)


(365.3)


(400.7)

Net debt

94.4


48.9


(84.6)

Equity attributable to equity holders of the Company

599.0


591.6


570.6

Net debt to equity ratio

15.8%


8.3%


-14.8%

Contacts:

In Taiwan

Dr. G.S. Shen

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.

+886-3-5668877

g.s._shen@chipmos.com

In the U.S.

David Pasquale

Global IR Partners

+1-914-337-8801

dpasquale@globalirpartners.com

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