• 2010 Earnings per ADS of 19 cents
  • Positive on 2011 outlook with strong growth in small/medium and non-driver products
  • Expects to commence the planned TDR listing in 2011

TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb. 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Himax Technologies, Inc. ("Himax" or "Company") (Nasdaq:HIMX) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010.

For the fourth quarter of 2010, Himax reported net revenues of $141.2 million, representing a 21.0% decrease from $178.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, and a 2.1% increase from $138.3 million in the third quarter of 2010. Gross margin was 21.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010, up 150 basis points year-over-year and down 140 basis points, sequentially. Operating income in the fourth quarter was $12.9 million, compared to $13.1 million for the same period last year and operating loss of $0.7 million in the previous quarter.

Net income attributable to Himax stockholders for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $11.7 million or $0.066 per diluted ADS, up from $11.0 million or $0.061 per diluted ADS in the fourth quarter of 2009, and up from $0.4 million or $0.003 per diluted ADS in the third quarter of 2010.

Excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges, non-GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $14.5 million, down from $15.4 million in the same period last year, and up from $7.3 million in the previous quarter.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Himax stockholders for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $13.0 million or $0.073 per diluted ADS, up from $12.6 million or $0.069 per diluted ADS in the fourth quarter of 2009, and up from $7.0 million or $0.040 per diluted ADS in the third quarter of 2010.

Reconciliation of gross margin, operating margin (loss), net margin and diluted EPS excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges, a non-GAAP financial measure, to GAAP gross margin, GAAP operating margin (loss), GAAP net margin and diluted GAAP EPS, most comparable GAAP figure, is set out in the attached reconciliation schedule.