TowerJazz Reports Revenues of $323 million with Net Profit of $34 million for the Third Quarter of 2018

Guides fourth quarter revenues of ~$340 million, up 5% sequentially

MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, Oct. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TowerJazz (NASDAQ: TSEM & TASE: TSEM) reported today its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

Highlights:

  • Revenues of $323 million resulting in EBITDA of $89 million, and net profit of $34 million with $0.34 basic earnings per share;
  • Cash from operations of $69 million with free cash flow of $29 million;
  • Cash generation from operations year-to-date of $221 million, with $315 million net cash balance as of September 30, 2018;
  • Further strengthened balance sheet:
    • $98 million reduction in debt, saving $7 million annual financing expenses:
      • Full conversion of the $58 million of Jazz notes, resulting in no remaining Jazz subsidiary debt;
      • Early repayment of $40 million San Antonio fab subsidiary loan; 
    • Increased shareholders’ equity reaching $1.15 billion as of September 30, 2018;

Business Outlook
Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 are expected to be approximately $340 million, with a range of ±5%, up 5% sequentially.

Mr. Russell Ellwanger, Chief Executive Officer of TowerJazz, commented, “We entered the year having decided to focus on profitability, rather than utilizing valuable capacity for lower margin businesses. This has had a greater than expected revenue impact in 2018 while building the higher value mix and with some high-end replacements not having met customer forecasts. The present overall market softness has had a recent notable impact across our business units, with a fourth quarter revenue roll-up lower than previous expectations. However, we expect to see fourth quarter margins increase as a result of this much richer products mix.” 

Ellwanger further added: “We are confident with our activities – advancing our technical roadmaps with associated strong customer traction. Having visited lead customer partners for each of our business groups over the past few months, we are convinced that our focus and engagements are industry leading. Having entered major new long-term contracts with undisputed tier-1 customers for our most advanced technologies namely 300mm RFSOI and power management, having been awarded breakthrough applications for image sensors, seamless continuation of customer engagements to our newest most advanced 300GHz SiGe platforms, and in the midst of several revolutionary seed technical developments for SiPho, new proprietary switch and display technologies, we have a base of technology and customer engagements that will provide engines for growth for the next several years.”

Third Quarter Results Summary
Revenues for the third quarter of 2018 were $323 million, compared to $335 million in the prior quarter and $355 million in the third quarter of 2017.

Gross and operating profits for the third quarter of 2018 were $73 million and $39 million, respectively, as compared to $79 million and $44 million, respectively, in the prior quarter, and as compared to $89 million and $55 million in the third quarter of 2017.

EBITDA for the third quarter of 2018 was $89 million, representing a 28% EBITDA margin.

Net profit for the third quarter of 2018 was $34 million, or $0.34 basic earnings per share and $0.33 diluted earnings per share, as compared to $38 million or $0.38 basic earnings per share and $0.37 diluted earnings per share in the prior quarter and as compared to $55 million or $0.56 basic earnings per share and $0.54 diluted earnings per share in the third quarter of 2017.

Jazz short term notes, originally due December 2018, in the amount of $58 million were fully converted to TSEM shares, resulting in zero outstanding principal and annual cash savings of $5 million. $19 million of the $58 million were converted during the third quarter of 2018 and $39 million during October 2018. Post conversion, the current outstanding share count is 105 million and fully diluted share count remains at 108 million, similar to previous quarters. 

Free cash flow for the quarter was $29 million, with $69 million cash flow generated from operations and $41 million invested in fixed assets, net. The other main cash activities during the third quarter of 2018 were $43 million of debt repaid, net of debt received, which included mainly the early repayment of the $40 million loan borrowed in 2016 from JA Mitsui in relation to the acquisition of the San Antonio fab from Maxim and its ramp.

Cash (including marketable securities), net of gross debt, as of September 30, 2018, totaled $315 million as compared to net cash of $226 million as of December 31, 2017.

Shareholders’ equity as of September 30, 2018 totaled to $1.15 billion, as compared to $1.03 billion as of December 31, 2017.

Teleconference and Webcast

TowerJazz will host an investor conference call today, Monday, October 29, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time (9:00 a.m. Central time, 8:00 a.m. Mountain time, 7:00 a.m. Pacific time and 4:00 p.m. Israel time) to discuss the Company’s financial results for the third quarter 2018 and its outlook.

This call will be webcast and can be accessed via TowerJazz’s website, or by calling 1-888-668-9141 (U.S. Toll-Free), 03-918-0609 (Israel), +972-3-918-0609 (International). For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, the call will be archived on TowerJazz’s website for 90 days.

The Company presents its financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP.  The financial information included in the tables below includes unaudited condensed financial data. Some of the financial information in this release, which we describe in this release as “adjusted” financial measures, is non-GAAP financial measures as defined in Regulation G and related reporting requirements promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission as they apply to our Company. These adjusted financial measures are calculated excluding one or more of the following: (1) amortization of acquired intangible assets and (2) compensation expenses in respect of equity grants to directors, officers and employees. These adjusted financial measures should be evaluated in conjunction with, and are not a substitute for, GAAP financial measures. The tables also present the GAAP financial measures, which are most comparable to the adjusted financial measures, as well as a reconciliation between the adjusted financial measures and the comparable GAAP financial measures. As used and/ or presented in this release, as well as calculated in the tables herein, the term Earnings Before Interest Tax Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) consists of net profit in accordance with GAAP, excluding financing expenses, net, other income (expense), net, taxes, non-controlling interest, depreciation and amortization expense and stock-based compensation expense. EBITDA is reconciled in the tables below from GAAP operating profit. EBITDA is not a required GAAP financial measure and may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure employed by other companies. EBITDA and the adjusted financial information presented herein should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating profit, net profit, cash flows provided by operating, investing and financing activities, per share data or other profit or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP. The term Net Cash, as used and/ or presented in this release, is comprised of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities (in the amounts of $608 million and $560 million as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively) less the outstanding principal amount of bank loans (in the amounts of $97 million and $138 million as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively), the outstanding principal amount of capital leases (in the amounts of $35 million and $16 million as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively) and the outstanding principal amount of debentures (in the amount of $161 million and $180 million as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively). The term Net Cash is not a required GAAP financial measure, may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure employed by other companies and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for cash, debt, operating profit, net profit or loss, cash flows provided by operating, investing and financing activities, per share data or other profit or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the term Free Cash Flow, as used and/ or presented in this release, is calculated to be cash from operating activities (in the amounts of $69 million, $77 million and $104 million for the three month periods ended September 30, 2018, June 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, respectively) less cash for investments in property and equipment, net (in the amounts of $41 million, $40 million and $42 million for the three month periods ended September 30, 2018,  June 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, respectively). The term Free Cash Flow is not a required GAAP financial measure, may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure employed by other companies and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating profit, net profit or loss, cash flows provided by operating, investing and financing activities, per share data or other profit or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

About TowerJazz
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM) and its subsidiaries operate collectively under the brand name TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader. TowerJazz manufactures next-generation integrated circuits (ICs) in growing markets such as consumer, industrial, automotive, medical and aerospace and defense. TowerJazz’s advanced technology is comprised of a broad range of customizable process platforms such as SiGe, BiCMOS, mixed-signal/CMOS, RF CMOS, CMOS image sensor, integrated power management (BCD and 700V), and MEMS. TowerJazz also provides world-class design enablement for a quick and accurate design cycle as well as Transfer Optimization and development Process Services (TOPS) to IDMs and fabless companies that need to expand capacity. To provide multi-fab sourcing and extended capacity for its customers, TowerJazz operates two manufacturing facilities in Israel (150mm and 200mm), two in the U.S. (200mm) and three facilities in Japan (two 200mm and one 300mm). For more information, please visit www.towerjazz.com.

CONTACTS:
Noit Levy-Karoubi | TowerJazz | +972 4 604 7066 | Noit.levi@towerjazz.com
GK Investor Relations | Gavriel Frohwein, (646) 688 3559 | towerjazz@gkir.com

This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary from those projected or implied by such forward-looking statements and you should not place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with: (i) demand in our customers’ end markets, (ii) over demand for our foundry services and/or products that exceeds our capacity, (iii) maintaining existing customers and attracting additional customers, (iv) operation with no interruption at times of high utilization in certain areas, and/ or at times of possible bottlenecks, power outages, water leaks, contamination events, chemical leaks or other issues, which may adversely affect our cycle time, yield, and on schedule delivery, customer satisfaction, revenue and margins, (v) operating results fluctuate from quarter to quarter making it difficult to predict future performance, (vi) impact of our debt and other liabilities on our financial position and operations, (vii) our ability to successfully execute acquisitions, integrate them into our business, utilize our expanded capacity and find new business, (viii) fluctuations in cash flow, (ix) our ability to satisfy the covenants stipulated in our agreements with our lender banks and bondholders (as of September 30, 2018 we are in compliance with all such covenants included in our banks’ agreements, bond G indenture and others), (x) obtaining new customer engagements, products qualification and production ramp-up of the TPSCo facilities and our San Antonio facility, (xi) landlord’s claims with respect to the lease of the fab 3 facility; (xii) meeting the conditions set in the approval certificates received from the Israeli Investment Center, (xiii) receipt of orders that are lower than the customer purchase commitments, (xiv) failure to receive orders currently expected, (xv) possible incurrence of additional indebtedness, (xvi) effect of global recession, unfavorable economic conditions and/or credit crisis, (xvii) our ability to accurately forecast financial performance, which is affected by limited order backlog and lengthy sales cycles, (xviii) possible situations of obsolete inventory if forecasted demand exceeds actual demand when we manufacture products before receipt of customer orders, (xix) the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry and the resulting periodic overcapacity, fluctuations in operating results and future average selling price erosion, (xx) the execution of debt re-financing and/or fundraising to enable the service of our debt and/or other liabilities, (xxi) operating our facilities at high utilization rates which is critical in order to cover a portion or all of the high level of fixed costs associated with operating a foundry, and our debt, in order to improve our results, (xxii) the purchase of equipment to increase capacity, the timely completion of the equipment installation, technology transfer and raising the funds therefor, (xxiii) the concentration of our business in the semiconductor industry, (xxiv) product returns, (xxv) our ability to maintain and develop our technology processes and services to keep pace with new technology, evolving standards, changing customer and end-user requirements, new product introductions and short product life cycles, (xxvi) competing effectively, (xxvii) use of outsourced foundry services by both fabless semiconductor companies and integrated device manufacturers; (xxviii) achieving acceptable device yields, product performance and delivery times, (xxix) our dependence on intellectual property rights of others, our ability to operate our business without infringing others’ intellectual property rights and our ability to enforce our intellectual property against infringement, (xxx) retention of key employees and recruitment and retention of skilled qualified personnel, (xxxi) exposure to inflation, currency rates (mainly the Israeli Shekel and Japanese Yen), interest rate fluctuations and risks associated with doing business locally and internationally, as well fluctuations in the market price of our traded securities, (xxxii) issuance of ordinary shares as a result of conversion and/or exercise of any of our convertible securities, as well as any sale of shares by any of our shareholders, or any market expectation thereof, which may depress the market price of our ordinary shares and may impair our ability to raise future capital, (xxxiii) meeting regulatory requirements worldwide, including environmental and governmental regulations, (xxxiv) realization of the fab establishment project in China, including obtaining required project funding, negotiation and closure of definitive agreements in relation thereto, licensing of technologies, receipt of payment milestones to Tower, qualification and ramp of process flows and products to enable mass production for customers and attain revenue to levels that would cover the facility’s fixed costs, and (xxxv) business interruption due to fire and other natural disasters, the security situation in Israel and other events beyond our control such as power interruptions.

A more complete discussion of risks and uncertainties that may affect the accuracy of forward-looking statements included in this press release or which may otherwise affect our business is included under the heading “Risk Factors” in Tower’s most recent filings on Forms 20-F and 6-K, as were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the Israel Securities Authority. Future results may differ materially from those previously reported. The Company does not intend to update, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update, the information contained in this release.

(Financial tables follow)

 
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(dollars in thousands)
                 
                 
            September 30,   December 31,
            2018   2017
            (unaudited)    
A S S E T S        
                 
  CURRENT ASSETS        
    Cash and cash equivalents $ 464,446 $ 445,961
    Marketable securities   143,041   113,874
    Trade accounts receivable   163,747   149,666
    Inventories   159,507   143,315
    Other current assets   20,967   21,516
      Total current assets   951,708   874,332
                 
  LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS   31,179   26,073
                 
  PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET   639,042   635,124
                 
  INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET   15,006   19,841
                 
  GOODWILL   7,000   7,000
                 
  DEFERRED TAX AND OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS, NET   96,722   111,269
                 
      TOTAL ASSETS $ 1,740,657 $ 1,673,639
                 
                 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
                 
  CURRENT LIABILITIES        
    Short-term debt $ 45,697 $ 105,958
    Trade accounts payable   114,375   115,347
    Deferred revenue and customers’ advances   10,059   14,338
    Other current liabilities   72,160   66,730
      Total current liabilities   242,291   302,373
                 
  LONG-TERM DEBT   247,757   228,723
                 
  LONG-TERM CUSTOMERS’ ADVANCES   29,978   31,908
                 
  LONG-TERM EMPLOYEE RELATED LIABILITIES   14,649   14,662
                 
  DEFERRED TAX AND OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES    52,696   66,267
                 
      TOTAL LIABILITIES   587,371   643,933
                 
      TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY   1,153,286   1,029,706
                 
        TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 1,740,657 $ 1,673,639
                 

 

 
 
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
(dollars and share count in thousands, except per share data)
                 
                 
        Three  months ended
        September 30,   June 30,   September 30,
        2018   2018   2017
                 
REVENUES $ 322,596   $ 335,138   $ 354,557  
                 
COST OF REVENUES   249,975     256,610     265,439  
                 
    GROSS PROFIT   72,621     78,528     89,118  
                 
OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES:            
                 
  Research and development   18,236     18,173     17,094  
  Marketing, general and administrative   15,826     16,115     16,822  
                 
        34,062     34,288     33,916  
                 
                 
    OPERATING PROFIT   38,559     44,240     55,202  
                 
FINANCING EXPENSE, NET   (2,497 )   (7,031 )   (4,042 )
                 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE), NET           1,578     (253 )
                 
    PROFIT BEFORE INCOME TAX   36,062     38,787     50,907  
                 
INCOME TAX BENEFIT (EXPENSE), NET   (2,388 )   (2,778 )   3,334  
                 
    PROFIT BEFORE NON CONTROLLING INTEREST    33,674     36,009     54,241  
                 
NON CONTROLLING INTEREST   (28 )   1,733     1,033  
                 
    NET PROFIT $ 33,646   $ 37,742   $ 55,274  
                 
                 
BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE $ 0.34   $ 0.38   $ 0.56  
                 
Weighted average number of shares     100,158       98,888       97,947  
                 
                 
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $ 0.33   $ 0.37   $ 0.54  
                 
Net profit used for diluted earnings per share $ 33,646   $ 37,742   $ 57,519  
                 
Weighted average number of shares   102,083     101,066     106,384  
                 

 

 
 
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF CERTAIN FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED)
(dollars and share count in thousands, except per share data)
                 
        Three months ended
        September 30,   June 30,   September 30,
        2018   2018   2017
                 
RECONCILIATION FROM GAAP NET PROFIT TO ADJUSTED NET PROFIT:    
                 
  GAAP NET PROFIT $ 33,646 $ 37,742 $ 55,274
    Stock based compensation    2,710   2,678   3,750
    Amortization of acquired intangible assets    1,627   1,652   2,161
                 
  ADJUSTED NET PROFIT $ 37,983 $ 42,072 $ 61,185
                 
                 
  ADJUSTED NET PROFIT PER SHARE:            
    Basic $ 0.38 $ 0.43 $ 0.62
    Diluted $ 0.37 $ 0.42 $ 0.60
    Fully diluted $ 0.37 $ 0.41 $ 0.59
                 
  ADJUSTED NET PROFIT USED TO CALCULATE PER SHARE DATA:    
    Basic $   37,983 $   42,072 $   61,185
    Diluted $   37,983 $   44,463 $   63,430
    Fully diluted $   40,149 $   44,463 $   63,430
                 
  NUMBER OF SHARES AND OTHER SECURITIES USED TO CALCULATE PER SHARE DATA:
    Basic     100,158     98,888     97,947
    Diluted     102,083     106,856     106,384
    Fully diluted     108,146     107,880     107,729
                 
                 
EBITDA CALCULATION:            
                 
  GAAP OPERATING PROFIT  $ 38,559 $ 44,240 $ 55,202
    Depreciation of fixed assets    46,172   46,978   47,544
    Stock based compensation   2,710   2,678   3,750
    Amortization of acquired intangible assets   1,627   1,652   2,161
                 
  EBITDA $ 89,068 $ 95,548 $ 108,657
                 

 

 
 
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
(dollars and share count in thousands, except per share data)
             
             
        Nine months ended
        September 30,
        2018   2017
             
REVENUES $ 970,444   $ 1,029,696  
             
COST OF REVENUES   753,130     764,749  
             
    GROSS PROFIT   217,314     264,947  
             
OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES:        
             
  Research and development   54,675     49,294  
  Marketing, general and administrative   47,935     50,297  
             
        102,610     99,591  
             
             
    OPERATING PROFIT   114,704     165,356  
             
FINANCING EXPENSE, NET   (13,283 )   (11,394 )
             
OTHER INCOME, NET   1,564     400  
             
    PROFIT BEFORE INCOME TAX   102,985     154,362  
             
INCOME TAX EXPENSE, NET   (6,121 )   (1,348 )
             
    PROFIT BEFORE NON CONTROLLING INTEREST    96,864     153,014  
             
NON CONTROLLING INTEREST   642     (2,214 )
             
    NET PROFIT $ 97,506   $ 150,800  
             
             
BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE $ 0.98   $ 1.57  
             
Weighted average number of shares     99,186       96,085  
             
             
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $ 0.96   $ 1.49  
             
Net profit used for diluted earnings per share $ 97,506   $ 157,403  
             
Weighted average number of shares   101,424     105,664  
             

 

   
   
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED SOURCES AND USES REPORT (UNAUDITED)  
(dollars in thousands)  
                 
                 
      Three months ended  
      September 30,   June 30,   September 30,  
      2018   2018   2017  
                 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS – BEGINNING OF PERIOD $ 486,880   $ 464,661   $ 483,603    
                 
  Cash from operations   69,471     76,929     103,916   (a)
  Investments in property and equipment, net   (40,892 )   (40,148 )   (41,708 )  
  Exercise of options, net   21     26     1,027    
  Debt received (repaid), net   (43,078 )   3,809     (15,932 )  
  Effect of Japanese Yen exchange rate change over cash balance   (3,057 )   (2,909 )   (630 )  
  Investments in marketable securities and other assets, net   (4,899 )   (15,488 )   (49,869 )  
                 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS – END OF PERIOD $ 464,446   $ 486,880   $ 480,407    
                 
Free Cash Flow $ 28,579   $ 36,781   $ 62,208   (a)
                 
(a) Cash from operations for the three months ended September 30, 2017 included $18,000 received from Tacoma as announced on August 21, 2017.  
                 
                 
      Nine months ended      
      September 30,   September 30,      
      2018   2017      
                 
CASH AND SHORT-TERM DEPOSITS – BEGINNING OF PERIOD $ 445,961   $ 389,377        
                 
  Cash from operations   221,401     270,350   (b)    
  Investments in property and equipment, net   (121,087 )   (123,368 )      
  Exercise of warrants and options, net   705     28,037        
  Debt repaid, net   (45,925 )   (33,392 )      
  Effect of Japanese Yen exchange rate change over cash balance   (1,259 )   3,650        
  TPSCo dividend to Panasonic           (4,378 )      
  Investments in marketable securities and other assets, net   (35,350 )   (49,869 )      
                 
CASH AND AND SHORT-TERM DEPOSITS – END OF PERIOD $ 464,446   $ 480,407        
                 
Free Cash Flow $ 100,314   $ 146,982   (b)    
                 
(b) Cash from operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 included $18,000 received from Tacoma as announced on August 21, 2017.  
                 

 

   
   
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)  
(dollars in thousands)  
               
    Three months ended  
    September 30,   June 30,   September 30,  
    2018   2018   2017  
               
CASH FLOWS – OPERATING ACTIVITIES              
               
Net profit for the period $ 33,674   $ 36,009   $ 54,241    
               
Adjustments to reconcile net profit for the period to net cash provided by operating activities:              
Income and expense items not involving cash flows:              
 Depreciation and amortization   52,764     53,493     55,014    
 Effect of indexation, translation and fair value measurement on debt   788     (4,797 )   (1,177 )  
 Other expense (income), net         (1,578 )   253    
Changes in assets and liabilities:              
 Trade accounts receivable   (3,767 )   (18,351 )   361    
 Other assets   (919 )   5,713     2,980    
 Inventories   (7,237 )   (6,713 )   (4,636 )  
 Trade accounts payable   (2,652 )   10,222     4,795    
 Deferred revenue and customers’ advances    35     (5,466 )   9,378    
 Other current liabilities   (2,764 )   13,355     (13,760 )  
 Long-term employee related liabilities   (240 )   193     (274 )  
 Deferred tax, net    (211 )   (5,151 )   (3,259 )  
   Net cash provided by operating activities   69,471     76,929     103,916   (c)
               
CASH FLOWS – INVESTING ACTIVITIES              
Investments in property and equipment, net   (40,892 )   (40,148 )   (41,708 )  
Investments in marketable securities and other assets, net   (4,899 )   (15,488 )   (49,869 )  
   Net cash used in investing activities   (45,791 )   (55,636 )   (91,577 )  
               
CASH FLOWS – FINANCING ACTIVITIES              
               
Debt received (repaid), net   (43,078 )   3,809     (15,932 )  
Exercise of options, net   21     26     1,027    
   Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   (43,057 )   3,835     (14,905 )  
               
EFFECT OF FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATE CHANGE   (3,057 )   (2,909 )   (630 )  
               
               
INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS   (22,434 )   22,219     (3,196 )  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS – BEGINNING OF PERIOD   486,880     464,661     483,603    
               
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS – END OF PERIOD $ 464,446   $ 486,880   $ 480,407    

 

(c) Net cash provided by operating activities for the three months ended September 30, 2017 included $18,000 received from Tacoma as announced on August 21, 2017.
   

   
   
   
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)  
(dollars in thousands)  
                   
            Nine months ended  
            September 30,  
            2018     2017    
                   
CASH FLOWS – OPERATING ACTIVITIES          
                   
  Net profit for the period
$ 96,864   $ 153,014    
                   
  Adjustments to reconcile net profit for the period to net cash provided by operating activities:
         
    Income and expense items not involving cash flows:          
      Depreciation and amortization   160,234     157,101    
      Effect of indexation, translation and fair value measurement on debt (5,749 )   10,584    
      Other expense, net   (1,564 )   (400 )  
    Changes in assets and liabilities:          
      Trade accounts receivable   (14,029 )   (7,352 )  
      Other assets   8,164     (8,766 )  
      Inventories   (16,642 )   (4,369 )  
      Trade accounts payable   1,221     (5,863 )  
      Deferred revenue and customers’ advances    (6,143 )   (3,921 )  
      Other current liabilities   6,372     (9,984 )  
      Long-term employee related liabilities   (434 )   (765 )  
      Deferred tax, net    (6,893 )   (8,929 )  
        Net cash provided by operating activities   221,401     270,350   (d)
                   
CASH FLOWS – INVESTING ACTIVITIES          
  Investments in property and equipment, net   (121,087 )   (123,368 )  
  Investments in marketable securities and other assets, net   (35,350 )   (49,869 )  
        Net cash used in investing activities   (156,437 )   (173,237 )  
                   
CASH FLOWS – FINANCING ACTIVITIES          
                   
  Debt repaid, net   (45,925 )   (33,392 )  
  Exercise of warrants and options, net   705     28,037    
  Dividend paid to Panasonic          (4,378 )  
        Net cash used in financing activities   (45,220 )   (9,733 )  
                   
EFFECT OF FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATE CHANGE   (1,259 )   3,650    
                   
                   
INCREASE IN CASH AND SHORT-TERM DEPOSITS    18,485     91,030    
CASH AND SHORT-TERM DEPOSITS – BEGINNING OF PERIOD    445,961     389,377    
                   
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS – END OF PERIOD $ 464,446   $ 480,407    

(d) Net cash provided by operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 included $18,000 received from Tacoma as announced on August 21, 2017.
   

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