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FormFactor, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results

Company delivers another record quarter, provides guidance for continued strength in 2H'17

LIVERMORE, Calif., Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FormFactor, Inc. (Nasdaq:FORM) today announced its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 ended July 1, 2017. Quarterly revenues were $144.0 million, up 12% from $128.8 million reported in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 and up 73% from $83.1 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

"FormFactor delivered a second consecutive quarter of record revenue and expanded earnings driven by strong momentum across all our businesses," said Mike Slessor, CEO of FormFactor, Inc. "We continue to benefit from diverse demand drivers across our Probe Cards and Systems segments. We remain focused on executing on this demand, and delivering operational leverage throughout our P&L. Our structurally profitable financial model continues to deliver strong earnings growth and cash flow generation."

Second Quarter Highlights

On a GAAP basis, net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $17.6 million, or $0.24 per fully-diluted share, compared to net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 of $5.2 million, or $0.07 per fully-diluted share, and net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 of $36.9 million, or $0.61 per fully-diluted share. The results for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 included a net benefit of $33.2 million associated with the closing of the acquisition of Cascade Microtech, or $0.55 per fully diluted share, including a one-time tax benefit of $43.9 million.

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $29.2 million, or $0.40 per fully-diluted share, compared to net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 of $17.3 million, or $0.24 per fully-diluted share, and net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 of $8.0 million, or $0.13 per fully-diluted share. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP net income and net income per share is provided in the schedules included below.

Free cash flow for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $21.2 million, compared to free cash flow for the first quarter of 2017 of $15.4 million, and free cash flow for the second quarter of 2016 of $(3.1) million. A reconciliation of net cash provided by (used in) operating activities to free cash flow generation is provided in the schedules included below.

Outlook

Dr. Slessor added, "In the strong current semiconductor environment, we continue to benefit from our more broadly diversified set of products and customers, especially in serving the end markets of data center, mobile and automotive. As we execute on our current business, and realize our line of sight growth opportunities, we are increasingly optimistic about demand for the remainder of this year. Following stronger than anticipated revenues in the first half of 2017, we now expect revenues for the second half to approximate those of our first half."

For the third quarter ending on September 30, 2017, FormFactor is providing the following guidance*:

U.S. GAAP Reconciling Items** Non-GAAP
Revenue $136 million to $144 million $136 million to $144 million
Gross Margin 38% to 41% $7 million 43% to 46%
Net income per diluted share $0.12 to $0.18 $0.17 $0.29 to $0.35
*This guidance assumes consistent foreign currency rates.
**Reconciling items are stock-based compensation and amortization of intangibles and integration expenses.

We have posted our revenue breakdown by region and market segment on the Investor Relations section of our website at www.formfactor.com. We will conduct a conference call at 1:30 p.m. PDT, or 4:30 p.m. EDT, today.

The public is invited to listen to a live webcast of FormFactor's conference call on the Investor Relations section of our web site at www.formfactor.com. A telephone recording of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The recording will be available by telephone through August 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m. PDT, and can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or +1 (404) 537-3406 (international) and entering confirmation code 40855002. The recording will also be available on the Investor Relations section of our website, www.formfactor.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information:

To supplement our condensed consolidated financial results prepared under generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, we disclose certain non-GAAP measures of non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP earnings per fully-diluted share that are adjusted from the nearest GAAP financial measure to exclude certain costs, expenses and gains. Reconciliations of the adjustments to GAAP results for the three and six months ended July 1, 2017, as well as for the comparable periods of fiscal 2016, are provided below. Information regarding the ways in which management uses non-GAAP financial information to evaluate its business, management's reasons...


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