Jan 12, 2017

SemiLEDs Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results

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HSINCHU, Taiwan, Jan. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ:LEDS), "SemiLEDs" or the "Company," a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, today announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, ended November 30, 2016.

Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was $2.7 million, a 43% increase compared to $1.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was $0.7 million, compared to a loss of $12.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, or a net loss of $0.20 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $4.07 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. The GAAP net loss of $0.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 included $0.5 million in other income from a breach of contract lawsuit payments consisting of the $0.3 million advance receipt payment made in March 2015 and the $0.2 million settlement payment made in November 2016.

On a non-GAAP basis, net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was $0.6 million, or a net loss of $0.17 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders of $2.8 million, or a loss of $0.94 in the fourth quarter of 2016.

GAAP gross margin for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was 4%, compared with gross margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 of negative 66%. Operating margin for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was negative 41%, compared with negative 614% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, which was negatively impacted by the impairment of long-lived assets and investments. The Company's cash and cash equivalents was $4.8 million at November 30, 2016, compared to $6.0 million at the end of fiscal 2016. Cash used in operating activities was $1.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with $0.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.

We expect revenue for the second quarter ending February 28, 2017 to be about $2.1 million +/- 10%.

The Chinese New Year (CNY) of 2017 will begin on January 28, 2017. Our office and factory facilities will be closed from January 27, 2017 until February 12, 2017. We will resume operation on Monday, February 13, 2017.

About SemiLEDs

SemiLEDs develops and manufactures LED chips and LED components primarily for general lighting applications, including street lights and commercial, industrial and residential lighting, along with specialty industrial applications such as ultraviolet (UV) curing, medical/cosmetic, counterfeit detection, horticulture, architectural lighting and entertainment lighting. SemiLEDs sells blue, white, green and UV LED chips.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

SemiLEDs has provided in this press release adjusted financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or GAAP. SemiLEDs uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing its financial results and believes they are useful to investors, as a supplement to, but not as a substitute for, GAAP measures, in evaluating the Company's operational performance. SemiLEDs believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating operating results and trends, and in comparing its financial results with other companies in SemiLEDs' industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. The historical non-GAAP financial measures presented above exclude the following items required to be included by GAAP: non-cash stock-based compensation charges, non-cash impairment charges on long-lived assets, goodwill and investments and the related tax effect, if any. In addition to the non-GAAP financial measures discussed above, SemiLEDs also uses free cash flow as a measure of operating performance. Free cash flow represents cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of historic non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP results has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking, including, but not limited to, any projection of future revenues, any statements about historical results that may suggest trends for SemiLEDs' business; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements of expectation or belief regarding recovery of the LED industry, market opportunities and other future events or technology developments; any statements regarding SemiLEDs' position to capitalize on any market opportunities; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections of future SemiLEDs' or industry performance based on management's judgment, beliefs, current trends and market conditions and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. SemiLEDs' Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and other SemiLEDs filings with the SEC (which you may obtain for free at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov) discuss some of the important risks and other factors that may affect SemiLEDs' business, results of operations and financial condition. SemiLEDs undertakes no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Source: SemiLEDs Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 
(In thousands of U.S. dollars) 
  November 30,  August 31,  
  2016 2016
  (Unaudited) (Audited) 
Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,827  $ 6,030  
Accounts receivable (including related parties), net   1,526    900  
Inventories   3,777    4,067  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   788    640  
Total current assets   10,918    11,637  
Property, plant and equipment, net   8,451    8,813  
Intangible assets, net   60    44  
Investments in unconsolidated entities   1,314    1,368  
Other assets   354    373  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 21,097  $ 22,235  
Current installments of long-term debt $ 313  $ 314  
Accounts payable   1,184    1,326  
Advance receipt toward the convertible note   500    500  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   2,496    2,761  
Total current liabilities   4,493    4,901  
Long-term debt, excluding current installments   2,504    2,595  
Other liability    3,083    3,097  
Total liabilities   10,080    10,593  
Commitments and contingencies       
SemiLEDs stockholders' equity       
Common stock       
Additional paid-in capital   175,467    175,384  
Accumulated other comprehensive income   3,385    3,398  
Accumulated deficit  (167,869)   (167,179) 
Total SemiLEDs stockholders' equity  10,983    11,603  
Noncontrolling interests   34    39  
Total equity   11,017    11,642  

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations 
(In thousands of U.S. dollars and shares, except per share data) 
  Three  Months  Ended 
  November 30, August 31, 
Revenues, net $ 2,702  $ 1,883  
Cost of revenues   2,586    3,132  
Gross profit (loss)   116    (1,249) 
Operating expenses:       
Research and development   199    409  
Selling, general and administrative   1,100    1,210  
Impairment of long-lived assets   —    8,635  
Goodwill impairment   —    55  
Loss (gain) on disposals of long-lived assets    (80)   4  
Total operating expenses   1,219    10,313  
Loss from operations   (1,103)   (11,562) 
Other income (expenses):       
Impairment loss on investment   —    (597) 
Equity in loss from unconsolidated entities   (9)   —  
Interest expenses, net   (9)   (10) 
Other income (loss), net   476    (16) 
Foreign currency transaction gain (loss), net   (51)   4  
Total other income (expenses), net   407     (619) 
Loss before income taxes   (696)   (12,181) 
Income tax expense       
Net loss   (696)   (12,181) 
Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   (6)   (10) 
Net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders $ (690) $ (12,171) 
Net loss per share attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders:       
Basic and diluted $ (0.20) $ (4.07) 
Shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders:       
Basic and diluted   3,518    2,990  

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures 
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data) 
  Three  Months  Ended 
  November 30, August 31, 
Non-GAAP Net Loss 2016
GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders $  (690) $  (12,171) 
Stock-based compensation expense    83     83  
Impairment losses    —     9,287  
Income tax effect   —    —  
Non-GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders $  (607) $  (2,801) 
Diluted net loss per share attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders:       
GAAP net loss $  (0.20) $  (4.07) 
Non-GAAP net loss $  (0.17) $  (0.94) 
  Three  Months  Ended 
  November 30, August 31, 
Free Cash Flow  2016
Net cash used in operating activities $  (1,121) $  (530) 
Less: Capital expenditures    68     154  
Total free cash flows $  (1,189) $  (684) 


Christopher Lee

Chief Financial Officer

SemiLEDs Corporation



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