MagnaChip (MX) Tops Q2 EPS by 7c, Beats on Revenues

July 30, 2018 4:07 PM

MagnaChip (NYSE: MX) reported Q2 EPS of $0.23, $0.07 better than the analyst estimate of $0.16. Revenue for the quarter came in at $199.7 million versus the consensus estimate of $185 million.

Q2 2018 Summary

CEO Comments from YJ Kim: "Revenue in the second quarter far exceeded previous guidance due to record demand for our OLED display drivers coupled with a higher-than-expected number of launches of OLED smartphones, primarily in China. Our OLED revenue in Q2 quadrupled from the second quarter a year ago and increased 81.3% sequentially. Given our current business visibility, OLED revenue in 2018 is expected to exceed the previous record of $161.0 million set in 2016. Revenue in the Power standard products business increased by double digits year-over-year, while new product revenue in our Foundry business increased by 17% year over year. Both Foundry and Power businesses recorded a sequential increase in revenue in Q2 as compared to Q1 2018."

CFO Comments from Jonathan Kim: "Key financial metrics showed continued improvement in the second quarter, driven primarily by higher-than-expected revenue. Revenue, gross profit dollars, operating income and Adjusted EBITDA, all showed double-digit percentage gains year-over-year, as well as sequentially. Operating income, Adjusted EBITDA and gross profit increased 88.6%, 51.7%, and 20.8% sequentially, and the Company remains committed to show improvement in gross profit over time. Our improved financial performance helped MagnaChip achieve positive free cash flow of $17.3 million in the second quarter as compared to negative free cash flow in the same year-ago period. We anticipate that we will continue to generate positive free cash flow for the second half of 2018."

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