Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation announced financial results for the first quarter 2024.

YJ Kim, Magnachip’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “In Q1 we started the initial revenue ramp for OLED DDICs for the after-service market, and we were awarded two new designs targeted for a leading China smartphone OEM and also for a leading European EV maker. Our Power Analog Solutions (PAS) business revenue grew 12% sequentially driven by smartphones, e-motors, consumer appliances and server power applications, and we now are launching a slate of next-gen power products to help sustain our momentum. We also are encouraged that the power channel inventory showed signs of improvement in the first quarter.”

YJ continued, “Looking forward, we expect sequential revenue growth in Mixed-Signal Solutions (MSS) and PAS to continue in Q2 and we reiterate our prior full-year guidance for double digit growth in both MSS and PAS businesses.”

Financial Highlights

  • Q1 consolidated revenue was $49.1 million, within our guidance range of $46-51 million.
    • Q1 standard product business revenue was up 10.6% sequentially.
  • Q1 consolidated gross profit margin was 18.3%, within our guidance range of 17-20%.
    • Q1 standard product business gross profit margin was down 170 basis points sequentially, mostly due to lower Gumi fab utilization driven by the wind-down of Transitional Foundry Services.
  • Ended Q1 with $29.7 million in long-term borrowing and $171.6 million in cash.
  • Repurchased approximately $4.1 million or 0.6 million shares during the quarter.

Operational Highlights

  • Secured a new high-end smartphone OLED DDIC design for a top tier China smartphone OEM.
  • Secured a new EV automotive OLED DDIC design win for a leading European automaker.
  • Began operations of our new China entity called Magnachip Technology Company (MTC). Our China headquarters is now up and running.
  • Started initial ramp in Q1 for our first-generation OLED DDIC chip for China for the after-service market.
  • Captured our first medium voltage MOSFET automotive design-win for an electric cooling fan with a China-based SUV supplier, as well as an additional automotive power steering related win in Korea.
  • Began to see initial signs of inventory reductions in the distribution channel for our Power Analog Solutions products.

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