Himax Technologies, Inc. (HIMX) Q2 2012 Earnings Call August 9, 2012 8:00 a.m. ET Executives John Mattio - Investor Relations, MZ North America Jordan Wu - President and Chief Executive Officer Jackie Chang - Chief Financial Officer Analysts Jay Srivatsa - Chardan Capital Peter Liao - Nomura George Chang - Yuanta Research Kyna Wong - Merrill Lynch Presentation Operator
Except for the company’s full year of 2011 financials which were provided on the company’s 20-F filed with the SEC, the financial information in this conference call is unaudited and consolidated, and prepared in accordance with US GAAP. Such financial information is generated internally and has not yet been subjected to the same review and scrutiny, including internal auditing procedures and audit by independent auditors, to which the company subjects its annual consolidated financial statements, and may vary materially from the audited consolidated financial information for the same period. Any evaluation of the financial information included in this conference call should also take into account the published audited consolidated financial statements and the notes to those statements. In addition, the financial information included in this conference call is not necessarily indicative of results for any future period. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.At this time, I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. Jordan Wu, Chairman and CEO. Jordan? Jordan Wu Thank you, John, and thank you everyone for being with us for today’s call. In this earnings call, in addition to reporting our performance for the second quarter, I will also summarize key growth drivers and highlight milestones we have achieved so far in the first half of 2012. I will then provide our outlook for the third quarter 2012 and outline our strategic focus areas for the rest of the year. Our CFO, Jackie Chang, will provide further details on our financial performance. We issued our second quarter earnings press release yesterday. Q2 revenues came in at $189.5 million while gross margin was 23.1% and GAAP earnings per ADS were 8.9 cents, mapped with what we stated in the preliminary results issued on July 9. These strong results reflect further progress we have made across our organization. Starting with our sales performance, second quarter revenues of $189.5 million represented 18% growth year-over-year and 13.7% increase sequentially. Strong sales in our small and medium-sized drivers and non-driver ICs remained the top contributors to our revenue growth.
Our sales to non-related parties increased an impressive 36.5% year- over-year and grew 21.9% sequentially. Revenues from large panel display drivers were $79.7 million, up 4.3% from a year ago and also increased 11.7% sequentially. Large panel drivers accounted for 42.1% of our total revenues for the second quarter compared to 47.6% a year ago and 42.8% in the previous quarter. The sales increase was mainly due to the growing sales to the panel customers in China. Thanks to the new capacity ramp currently underway in China, we anticipate this positive trend to continue in the second half of the year.Sales of small and medium sized applications came in at $83.8 million, up 34.7% from the same period last year and up 15.8% sequentially. The growth was mainly a result of strong sales in a number of fast-growing product segments including smartphones, automotive and tablets. Sales for smartphone driver ICs, particularly those to the China market, were particularly robust. Our small and medium sized driver sales totaled $83.8 million for the second quarter, a record high in our history. Revenues from our non-driver businesses were $26 million, an increase of 18.4% from the same period last year and up 13.2% sequentially. Read the rest of this transcript for free on seekingalpha.com