Cohu Reports First Quarter 2012 Operating Results
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
POWAY, Calif., April 25, 2012 -- Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) today reported fiscal 2012 first quarter net sales of $53.3 million and GAAP net loss of $3.2 million or $0.13 per share. The Company also reported non-GAAP results, with first quarter 2012 net loss of $1.5 million or $0.06 per share.
|Q1 FY 2012||Q4 FY 2011||Q1 FY 2011|
|Net sales||$ 53.3 million||$ 66.6 million||$ 89.7 million|
|Net income (loss)||$ (3.2) million||$ 0.7 million||$ 6.6 million|
|Income (loss) per share||$(0.13)||$0.03||$0.27|
|Q1 FY 2012||Q4 FY 2011||Q1 FY 2011|
|Non-GAAP net income (loss)||$ (1.5) million||$ 2.8 million||$ 8.8 million|
|Non-GAAP income (loss) per share||$(0.06)||$0.12||$0.36|
Sales of semiconductor equipment accounted for 82% of fiscal 2012 first quarter sales. Microwave communications equipment and video cameras and related equipment contributed 13% and 5%, respectively, for the same period.
Orders were $53.0 million for the first quarter of 2012 and $44.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. Orders for semiconductor equipment were $41.4 million in the first quarter of 2012 compared to $33.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Total consolidated backlog was $51.6 million at March 31, 2012 compared to $51.9 million at December 31, 2011. Cohu expects second quarter 2012 sales to be between $55 million and $60 million.
James A. Donahue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, "First quarter sales were higher than expected due to improved results in our semiconductor equipment operations. As the quarter progressed, customer activity increased and semiconductor equipment orders were up 22% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011."
Donahue concluded, "According to our checks on customer test floors, equipment utilization continues to rise and is now above 75%. Based on this and current customer forecasts, we expect orders to increase sequentially in the second quarter."
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information:
Included within this press release are non-GAAP financial measures that supplement the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations prepared under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). These non-GAAP financial measures adjust the Company's actual results prepared under GAAP to exclude charges and the related income tax effect for share-based compensation and the amortization of acquired intangible assets. Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP amounts for the periods presented herein are provided in schedules accompanying this release and should be considered together with the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
These non-GAAP measures are not meant as a substitute for GAAP, but are included solely for informational and comparative purposes. The Company's management believes that this information can assist investors in evaluating the Company's operational trends, financial performance, and cash generating capacity. Management believes these non-GAAP measures allow investors to evaluate Cohu's financial performance using some of the same measures as management. However, the non-GAAP financial measures should not be regarded as a replacement for (or superior to) corresponding, similarly captioned, GAAP measures.
Forward Looking Statements:
Certain matters discussed in this release, including statements concerning Cohu's expectations of business conditions, orders, sales, revenues and operating results are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or forecasted. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, inventory, goodwill and other intangible asset write-downs; our ability to convert new products under development into production on a timely basis, support product development and meet customer delivery and acceptance requirements for next generation equipment; our reliance on third-party contract manufacturers; failure to obtain customer acceptance resulting in the inability to recognize revenue and accounts receivable collection problems; customer orders may be canceled or delayed; the concentration of our revenues from a limited number of customers; intense competition in the semiconductor test handler industry; our reliance on patents and intellectual property; compliance with U.S. export regulations; and the cyclical and unpredictable nature of capital expenditures by semiconductor manufacturers. These and other risks and uncertainties are discussed more fully in Cohu's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the most recently filed Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. Cohu assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.
Cohu is a supplier of test handling, burn-in, thermal subsystems and MEMS test solutions used by the global semiconductor industry, microwave communications and video equipment.
Cohu will be conducting their conference call on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time/4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The call will be webcast at www.cohu.com. Replays of the call can be accessed at www.cohu.com.
For press releases and other information of interest to investors, please visit Cohu's website at www.cohu.com. Contact: Jeffrey D. Jones - Investor Relations (858) 848-8106