Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2023.

YJ Kim, Magnachip’s Chief Executive Officer commented, “As we reflect on the past year and look ahead, we’re shaping our future with the transformation of our business. First, we have shifted our Display business to be laser-focused on the burgeoning OLED market in China and our efforts there are already showing promising results. We now have two design-wins and a dedicated team on the ground to help build on this momentum. Additionally, we are working to optimize our Gumi Fab to transition from lower-margin Transitional Foundry Services to higher-margin Power products. Finally, we’ve restructured our company to streamline operations, enhance shareholder value and increase transparency for our investors with the completion of our legal separation of historical Display and Power businesses into MSS and PAS.”

YJ continued, “Looking ahead, for full year 2024, we currently expect double-digit revenue growth in both the newly organized MSS and PAS businesses. We currently expect total consolidated company revenue for full year 2024 to remain relatively flat to slightly up due to the phase-out of Transitional Foundry Services. We also anticipate PAS gross margin to be challenged during the transition period while we convert the Transitional Foundry Services capacity to Power capacity, but we are committed to navigating this period with a clear focus on long-term value creation for shareholders.”

Financial Highlights

  • Q4 revenue of $50.8 million was near the low-end of our guidance range.
  • Q4 gross profit margin was 22.7%, near the low-end of our guidance range.
  • Ended Q4 with no debt and cash of $158.1 million.
  • Repurchased approximately $8.2 million of stock during the quarter.
  • Full-year revenue of $230.1 million decreased 31.9% YoY.
  • Full-year gross profit margin was 22.4%, down 760 bps YoY.

Operational Highlights

  • Secured 1st design-win and began initial shipment in Q4 for first generation OLED DDIC for after-service market.
  • Secured 2nd design-win following quarter close with leading Chinese smartphone OEM for spring launch.
  • Entered into strategic commercial partnership with Chinese watch solution provider to collaborate on OLED smartwatch display market.
  • Display and Power business separation and entity restructuring completed effective with the start of 2024; New businesses MSS (Mixed-Signal Solutions) and PAS (Power-Analog Solutions)

Original – Magnachip Semiconductor