November 19, 2013

SemiLEDs Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year End 2013 Financial Results

HSINCHU, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2013, ended August 31, 2013.

Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was $3.4 million, a 38% decrease compared to $5.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was $17.9 million, or a net loss of $0.64 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders of $24.6 million, or a net loss of $0.90 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.

"We continue to pursue our strategy of lowering our dependency on general lighting chip sales where supply is exceeding demand, while at the same time broadening our component and UV product lines where pricing pressure is reduced," said Trung Doan, Chairman, President and CEO. "Our goal is to improve gross margin and operating cash flow," concluded Doan.

On a non-GAAP basis, net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was $7.3 million, or a net loss of $0.26 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders of $16.6 million, or a net loss of $0.60 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.

Revenue for fiscal 2013 was $18.0 million, a 39% decrease compared to $29.3 million for fiscal 2012. GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders for fiscal 2013 was $43.7 million, or a net loss of $1.58 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders of $49.5 million, or a net loss of $1.80 per diluted share, for fiscal 2012.

On a non-GAAP basis, net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders for fiscal 2013 was $27.8 million, or a net loss of $1.01 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders of $37.8 million, or a net loss of $1.38 per diluted share, for fiscal 2012.

GAAP gross margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was negative 103%, compared with gross margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 of negative 55%. Operating margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was negative 523% compared with negative 296% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Margins for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 were negatively impacted by reduction in revenues, excess capacity charge for our LED chips and impairment of long-lived assets.

The Company's cash and cash equivalents were $36.3 million at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to the third quarter fiscal 2013 ending balance of $41.4 million. Cash used in operating activities was $4.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013.

Conference Call Information

SemiLEDs will discuss these financial results and our first quarter guidance in a conference call today at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (5:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, 9:00 p.m. China Standard Time). The public is invited to listen to a live webcast of the conference call on the Investors section of the Company's website at http://investors.semileds.com/events.cfm.

A replay of the webcast will be available on the Investors section of the Company's website approximately three hours after the conclusion of the call and remain available for approximately 90 calendar days.

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, and horticulture. SemiLEDs sells blue, 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 investment, provision for litigation settlement, and the related tax effect of the applicable items, 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 projections of future revenues, income, margins or other financial information; 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.

   
SEMILEDS CORPORATION
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands of U.S. dollars)
 
August 31,
2013
August 31,
2012
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 36,272 $ 47,228
Short-term investments 8,831
Accounts receivable, net 2,152 4,759
Accounts receivable from related parties, net 120 157
Inventories 10,500 13,016
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   1,080     1,130  
Total current assets 50,124 75,121
Property, plant and equipment, net 30,473 46,642
Intangible assets, net 1,379 1,552
Goodwill, net 59 1,072
Investments in unconsolidated entities 2,275 1,821
Other assets   1,395     1,326  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 85,705   $ 127,534  
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Notes payable to banks $ $ 1,585
Current installments of long-term debt 2,294 967
Accounts payable 3,534 5,768
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 6,825 4,969
Deferred income, current portion   51     51  
Total current liabilities 12,704 13,340
Long-term debt, excluding current installments 6,169 4,953
Deferred income, net of current portion   339     390  
Total liabilities   19,212     18,683  
Commitments and contingencies
EQUITY:
SemiLEDs stockholders' equity
Common stock
Additional paid-in capital 169,114 167,070
Accumulated other comprehensive income 5,557 5,179
Accumulated deficit   (108,155 )   (64,431 )
Total SemiLEDs stockholders' equity 66,516 107,818
Noncontrolling interests   (23 )   1,033  
Total equity   66,493     108,851  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 85,705   $ 127,534  
 
   
SEMILEDS CORPORATION
Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands of U.S. dollars and shares, except per share data)

 
Three Months Ended
August 31,
Years Ended
August 31,
2013   2012 2013   2012
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
Revenues, net $ 3,384 $ 5,469 $ 17,967 $ 29,299
Cost of revenues   6,884     8,473     32,665     34,901  
Gross loss   (3,500 )   (3,004 )   (14,698 )   (5,602 )
Operating expenses:
Research and development 1,189 1,508 4,592 7,443
Selling, general and administrative 2,923 4,145 11,377 14,300
Impairment of long-lived assets 10,072 7,507 10,923 7,507
Goodwill impairment 1,077
Provision for litigation settlement               1,500  
Total operating expenses   14,184     13,160     27,969     30,750  
Loss from operations (17,684 ) (16,164 ) (42,667 ) (36,352 )
Other income (expenses):
Impairment loss on investment (1,885 )
Equity in losses from unconsolidated entities, net (77 ) (8,744 ) (249 ) (13,619 )
Interest income, net 2 27 11 37
Other income, net 55 49 213 193
Foreign currency transaction gain (loss), net   (248 )   130     (58 )   (208 )
Total other expenses, net   (268 )   (8,538 )   (1,968 )   (13,597 )
Loss before income taxes (17,952 ) (24,702 ) (44,635 ) (49,949 )
Income tax expense           3      
Net loss (17,952 ) (24,702 ) (44,638 ) (49,949 )
Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   (95 )   (83 )   (914 )   (492 )
Net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders $ (17,857 ) $ (24,619 ) $ (43,724 ) $ (49,457 )
Net loss per share attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders:
Basic and diluted $ (0.64 ) $ (0.90 ) $ (1.58 ) $ (1.80 )
Shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders:
Basic and diluted   27,779     27,487     27,630     27,414  
 
   
SEMILEDS CORPORATION

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)

 
Three Months Ended
August 31,
Years Ended
August 31,
Non-GAAP Net Loss 2013   2012 2013   2012
 
GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders $ (17,857 ) $ (24,619 ) $ (43,724 ) $ (49,457 )
Adjustments:
Stock-based compensation expense 523 502 2,020 2,616
Impairment of long-lived assets 10,072 7,507 10,923 7,507
Goodwill impairment 1,077
Provision for litigation settlement 1,500
Impairment loss on investment 1,885
Income tax effect                
Non-GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders $ (7,262 ) $ (16,610 ) $ (27,819 ) $ (37,834 )
 
Diluted net loss per share attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders:
GAAP net loss $ (0.64 ) $ (0.90 ) $ (1.58 ) $ (1.80 )
Non-GAAP net loss $ (0.26 ) $ (0.60 ) $ (1.01 ) $ (1.38 )
 
 
Three Months Ended
August 31,
Years Ended
August 31,
Free Cash Flow 2013 2012 2013 2012
 
Net cash used in operating activities $ (4,660 ) $ (5,234 ) $ (14,461 ) $ (15,771 )
Less: Capital expenditures   83     1,218     2,716     11,569  
Total free cash flows $ (4,743 ) $ (6,452 ) $ (17,177 ) $ (27,340 )
 

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