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Himax Technologies, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results; Provides First Quarter 2017 Guidance

Company Meets Q4 Revenue, Misses Gross Margin and EPS Company Guidance Due to an Additional Inventory Write-down

Provides First Quarter 2017 Guidance Revenue to Decrease 18.0% to 25.0% Sequentially, Gross Margin to be Around 23.0% to 24.0%, and GAAP EPS to be 0.5 to 2.0 Cents

Company Accelerates WLO Capacity Expansion in First Half 2017 to Meet Strong Customer Demand

  • Net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 decreased 6.7% sequentially to $203.4 million, in line with the Company’s guidance.
  • Compared to the previous quarter, large-sized panel driver sales decreased 6.0%, small and medium-sized panel driver sales increased by 0.4% and non-driver sales decreased 22.9%.
  • In the fourth quarter of 2016, small and medium-sized panel driver revenue increased 21.8%, large-sized panel driver revenue increased 9.0%, and non-driver sales increased 6.0%, when compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • Gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2016 was 19.1%, down 650 bps sequentially and 380 bps year-over-year due to an additional inventory write-down.
  • Q4 2016 GAAP net income was $4.4 million, or 2.6 cents per diluted ADS, versus GAAP net income of $13.6 million, or 7.9 cents per diluted ADS, in the third quarter of 2016. Excluding the additional inventory write-down, GAAP net income would have been $14.8 million, or 8.6 cents per diluted ADS.
  • Q4 2016 Non-GAAP net income was $4.8 million, or 2.8 cents per diluted ADS, versus Non-GAAP net income of $21.3 million, or 12.4 cents per diluted ADS, in the third quarter of 2016. Excluding the additional inventory write-down, Non-GAAP net income would have been $15.1 million, or 8.8 cents per diluted ADS.
  • FY 2016 revenues increased 16.1% year-over-year and gross margin came in at 24.2%. FY 2016 GAAP net income was 29.5 cents per diluted ADS.
  • Company remains positive on its 2017 and long term business outlook.
  • Company have proceeded with the expansion plan for next generation LCOS and WLO product lines in 2017.

TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Himax Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HIMX) (“Himax” or “Company”), a leading supplier and fabless manufacturer of display drivers and other semiconductor products, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016.

SUMMARY FINANCIALS

Fourth Quarter 2016 Results Compared to Fourth Quarter 2015 Results (USD in millions) (unaudited)
 
  Q4 2016
    Q4 2015  CHANGE
Net Revenue $ 203.4       $ 178.0   +14.3 %
Gross Profit $ 38.9       $ 40.7   -4.4 %
Gross Margin   19.1 %       22.9 % -3.8 %
GAAP Net Income Attributable to Shareholders $ 4.4       $ 6.1   -27.6 %
Non-GAAP Net Income Attributable to Shareholders $ 4.8 (1)     $ 6.5 (2) -26.2 %
GAAP EPS (Per Diluted ADS, USD) $ 0.026       $ 0.036   -27.6 %
Non-GAAP EPS (Per Diluted ADS, USD) $ 0.028 (1)     $ 0.038 (2) -26.2 %

(1) Non-GAAP Net income attributable to common shareholders and EPS excludes $0.2 million share-based compensation expenses, net of tax and $0.2 million non-cash acquisition related charge, net of tax.
(2) Non-GAAP Net income attributable to common shareholders and EPS excludes $0.2 million share-based compensation expenses, net of tax and $0.2 million non-cash acquisition related charge, net of tax.

 
Fourth Quarter 2016 Results Compared to Third Quarter 2016 Results (USD in millions) (unaudited)
 
  Q4 2016 Q3 2016 CHANGE
Net Revenue $ 203.4   $ 218.1   -6.7 %
Gross Profit $ 38.9   $ 55.7   -30.2 %
Gross Margin   19.1 %   25.6 % -6.5 %
GAAP Net Income Attributable to Shareholders $ 4.4   $ 13.6   -67.4 %
Non-GAAP Net Income Attributable to Shareholders $ 4.8 (1) $ 21.3 (2) -77.5 %
GAAP EPS (Per Diluted ADS, USD) $ 0.026   $ 0.079   -67.4 %
Non-GAAP EPS (Per Diluted ADS, USD) $ 0.028 (1) $ 0.124 (2) -77.5 %

(1) Non-GAAP Net income attributable to common shareholders and EPS excludes $0.2 million share-based compensation expenses, net of tax and $0.2 million non-cash acquisition related charge, net of tax.
(2) Non-GAAP Net income attributable to common shareholders and EPS excludes $7.6 million share-based compensation expenses, net of tax and $0.1 million non-cash acquisition related charge, net of tax.

"Our 2016 fourth quarter revenue, gross margin, GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per diluted ADS were as pre-announced on January 26th. We reported net revenues of $203.4 million, representing a 6.7% sequential decrease and in-line with our original guidance of a 4.0% to 9.0% sequential decline issued on November 10, 2016 while gross margin and EPS were below the guidance due to an additional inventory write-down. Nevertheless, we still delivered solid results to achieve both top and bottom line growth during 2016 as our driver and non-driver business segments both performed strongly,” said Mr. Jordan Wu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Himax. “Notably, we increased market share in our core driver IC business in 2016 and continued to solidify our leading position through technology advancement and customer engagement. We continued to lead the market in major new driver IC technology trends, including higher display resolution, AMOLED and in-cell TDDI. We have collaborated closely with leading panel makers across China for AMOLED product development. On the TDDI front, we made volume shipments to a leading Chinese smartphone customer and were busy with design-in activities with Korean, Chinese and Taiwanese panel makers. Our non-driver businesses experienced tremendous growth during 2016, primarily driven by the LCOS and WLO businesses due to shipments to one of our leading AR device customers. We also made solid progress in new territories such as 3D depth scanning, IoT and machine vision with our latest CIS and WLO products, evidenced by more design-ins and engagements with certain heavyweight partners.”

Mr. Wu continued: “In the first quarter of 2017, we are seeing weaker seasonality and market demand in associated with our core driver IC business and anticipating near-term headwinds in our non-driver business mainly due to lower LCOS and WLO revenues resulted from our major AR customer’s shift in focus to the development of future generation devices. We also expect our gross margin to be under pressure in the short term due to continuous pricing pressure and less favorable product mix of driver IC products, lower revenues from high-margin AR/VR related businesses and lower NRE income. That being said, looking into 2017, we will leverage our total solution capabilities and focus on major new technology trends to maintain our leading position in our core driver IC business. We also remain positive on the long-term growth prospect of our non-driver business. We are particularly excited about recent developments especially in WLO and CIS product lines where we offer unique and market leading technologies and solutions for IoT and machine vision applications. We have proceeded with the expansion plan for our next generation LCOS and WLO production lines and will start to construct the new office/fab soon. In addition, to meet the strong demand of new customers for our WLO technology, we are accelerating our WLO capacity expansion. After many years of R&D and product development, we may see significant business progress in our non-driver business to contribute to both top and bottom lines out of WLO and CIS areas as early as the second half of 2017. Taken together, we remain committed to our long-term strategy to diversify our product and customer base with innovative technologies, which ultimately, should increase shareholder value.”

/EIN News/ -- Fourth Quarter 2016 Revenue Breakdown by Product Line (USD in millions) (unaudited)

    Q4 2016     %
      Q4 2015     %
% Change 
  Display drivers for large-sized panels $ 67.7     33.3 %     $ 62.1     34.9 % +9.0 %
  Display drivers for small/medium-sized panels $ 99.7     49.0 %     $ 81.9     46.0 % +21.8 %
  Non-driver products $ 36.0     17.7 %     $ 34.0     19.1 % +6.0 %
  Total $ 203.4     100.0 %     $ 178.0     100.0 % +14.3 %
                                 
      Q4 2016     %
      Q3 2016
    %
% Change
  Display drivers for large-sized panels $ 67.7     33.3 %     $ 72.0     33.0 % -6.0 %
  Display drivers for small/medium-sized panels $ 99.7     49.0 %     $ 99.3     45.5 % +0.4 %
  Non-driver products $ 36.0     17.7 %     $ 46.8     21.5 % -22.9 %
  Total $ 203.4     100.0 %     $ 218.1     100.0 % -6.7 %

The fourth quarter revenues of $203.4 million represented a 6.7% sequential decrease and a 14.3% increase year-over-year. Revenue from large panel display drivers was $67.7 million, down 6.0% sequentially, and up 9.0% from a year ago. Large panel driver ICs accounted for 33.3% of the Company’s total revenues for the fourth quarter, compared to 33.0% in the third quarter and 34.9% a year ago. The sequential decline was the outcome of one single customer’s inventory adjustment. Nevertheless, the Company’s large panel products actually enjoyed 9.0% year-over-year growth thanks to strong demand from Chinese and Taiwanese panel customers during the quarter. In China, the Company’s driver IC business for large panel grew more than 10.0% year-over-year during the quarter. In comparison, worldwide large-size TFT-LCD panel shipments declined around 1.5% in the same period. It is especially worth highlighting that the Company’s engineering collaboration and design-in activities with large panel customers across China, Taiwan and Korea all remain robust and Himax expects these trends to continue into 2017.

Revenue for small and medium-sized drivers came in at $99.7 million, up 0.4% sequentially and up 21.8% from the same period last year. Driver ICs for small and medium-sized applications accounted for 49.0% of total sales for the fourth quarter, as compared to 45.5% in the third quarter and 46.0% a year ago. As opposed to original guidance of low single digit sequential growth, the Company’s small and medium-sized panel driver business grew just 0.4% because of lower-than-expected smartphone driver IC sales. Sales into smartphones, while increased close to 25.0% year-over-year, declined high-single-digits sequentially due to the slowdown in China’s smartphone market starting around December. The strong growth of smartphone driver IC business compared to the same year ago period came from the Company’s long-standing leading market share in China where the Company’s end brand customers were performing strongly. Revenues from automotive applications also contributed to the segment and continued solid momentum, growing close to 10.0% during the fourth quarter, both sequentially and year-over-year.

Revenues from non-driver businesses were $36.0 million, down 22.9% sequentially and up 6.0% from the same period last year. Non-driver products accounted for 17.7% of total revenues, as compared to 21.5% in the third quarter and 19.1% a year ago. The sequential decline was primarily due to lower LCOS and WLO shipments for AR applications. As the Company highlighted in the last earnings call, a major AR customer asked that Himax reduces shipment for their current generation device to a minimum. To a lesser extent, lower sales of touch panel controllers and ASIC chips also contributed to the sequential decline. This decline was partially offset by the increased sales of timing controllers and CMOS image sensors. It is worth noting that despite the near term headwinds, Himax remains positive on the long-term prospect of WLO and LCOS product lines, judging by the expanding customer list that covers some of the world’s biggest tech names, and the busy engineering activities going on with such customers right now.

GAAP gross margin for the fourth quarter was 19.1%, down 650 basis points from 25.6% in the third quarter, and down 380 basis points from the same period last year, below the Company’s guidance of “slightly down” from 25.6% reported in the third quarter of 2016. The lower gross margin is the result of an additional one-time, non-cash inventory write-down totaling $12.0 million. Excluding the additional inventory write-down, gross margin would have been 25.0% and met the Company guidance. The $12.0 million inventory write-down is on top of the $2.7 million original inventory write-off estimate for the fourth quarter. In comparison, the inventory write-off amounts were $2.5 million, $3.0 million and $2.5 million for the first, second and third quarter of 2016, respectively. The vast majority of the additional write-down was related to certain aged inventories of traditional human vision CMOS image sensors (“CIS”) with smaller amounts also covering driver IC and other products. Earlier in 2016, the Company decided to focus its CIS business on smart sensor, machine vision segments, as opposed to the traditional human vision segments. As part of this new strategic direction, the Company made a decision recently to expedite the sales of some aged inventories of human vision sensors. The Company believes it is appropriate that it write-downs the inventory at this time, as it anticipates the need to offer discounted prices to accelerate the sales of some products and, for some other products where the potential revenues do not justify the efforts, stop the sales all together. Himax’s new CIS strategy is backed by new products such as the Always-on-Sensor (“AoS”) and the structured light 3D depth scanning total solution, which offer unique and market leading features. The new strategy is also backed by close collaboration and intensive development activities with certain heavyweight partners and customers. Following this one-time write-down, the Company believes its inventory will be healthy across CIS, driver IC and all other product areas.

GAAP operating expenses were $32.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, down 20.7% from the preceding quarter and down 0.2% from a year ago. The sequential decrease was primarily the result of the difference in RSU charges. In accordance with the Company’s protocol, Himax grants annual RSUs to its staff at the end of September each year, which, given all other items equal, leads to higher third quarter GAAP operating expenses compared to the other quarters of the year. The fourth quarter RSU expense was only $0.2 million while it was $9.2 million in the third quarter. Excluding the RSU expense, operating expenses increased 2.2% from the third quarter and decreased 0.1% year-over-year.

GAAP operating margin for the fourth quarter of 2016 was 3.4%, down from 4.8% for the same period last year and down from 7.0% in the third quarter. The GAAP operating income decreased 55.1% sequentially and 20.3% year-over-year. The sequential decrease was primarily a result of the aforementioned additional inventory write-down and lower sales, offset by the lower RSU expense.

Fourth quarter non-GAAP operating income, which excludes share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges, was $7.4 million, or 3.6% of sales, down from 5.1% for the same period last year and down from 11.5% a quarter ago. The non-GAAP operating income decreased 70.7% sequentially and 19.3% from the same quarter in 2015. Excluding the aforementioned inventory write-down, non-GAAP operating margin would have been 9.5% for the quarter, as compared to 11.5% in the previous quarter.

GAAP net income for the fourth quarter was $4.4 million, or 2.6 cents per diluted ADS, compared to $13.6 million, or 7.9 cents per diluted ADS, in the previous quarter and GAAP net income of $6.1 million, or 3.6 cents per diluted ADS, a year ago, below the Company’s guided range of 8.5 to 11.0 cents. GAAP net income decreased 27.6% year-over-year and 67.4% from the previous quarter. Excluding the additional aforementioned inventory write-down, GAAP EPS would have been 8.6 cents and met the Company’s original guidance.

Fourth quarter non-GAAP net income was $4.8 million, or 2.8 cents per diluted ADS, compared to $21.3 million last quarter and $6.5 million the same period last year, below the guided range of 8.7 to 11.2 cents. Excluding the additional aforementioned inventory write-down, non-GAAP EPS would have been 8.8 cents and met the Company’s original guidance.

Full Year 2016 Financial Results

FY 2016 Results Compared to FY 2015 Results (USD in millions) (unaudited)

      FY 2016
  FY 2015
CHANGE
 
Net Revenues     $ 802.9     $ 691.8   +16.1 %
Gross Profit     $ 194.3     $ 163.1   +19.1 %
Gross Margin       24.2 %     23.6 % +0.6 %
GAAP Net Income Attributable to Shareholders     $ 50.9     $ 25.2   +102.1 %
Non-GAAP Net Income Attributable to Shareholders     $ 59.7 (1)   $ 30.6 (2) +95.2 %
GAAP EPS (Per Diluted ADS, USD)     $ 0.295     $ 0.146   +101.7 %
Non-GAAP EPS (Per Diluted ADS, USD)     $ 0.347 (1)   $ 0.178 (2) +94.8 %

(1) Non-GAAP Net income attributable to common shareholders and EPS excludes $8.2 million share-based compensation expenses, net of tax and $0.6 million non-cash acquisition related charge, net of tax.
(2) Non-GAAP Net income attributable to common shareholders and EPS excludes $4.9 million share-based compensation expenses, net of tax and $0.5 million non-cash acquisition related charge, net of tax.

FY 2016 Revenue Breakdown by Product Line (USD in millions) (unaudited)

      FY 2016 % FY 2015 % % Change
Display drivers for large-sized panels     $ 272.9   34.0 %   $ 224.4   32.4 %   +21.6 %
Display drivers for small/medium-sized panels     $ 369.0   46.0 %   $ 336.0   48.6 %   +9.8 %
Non-driver products     $ 161.0   20.0 %   $ 131.4   19.0 %   +22.6 %
Total     $   802.9   100.0 %   $   691.8   100.0 %   +16.1 %

Revenues totaled $802.9 million in 2016, representing a 16.1% increase over 2015. Revenues from large panel display drivers increased 21.6% year-over-year, representing 34.0% of the Company’s total revenues, as compared to 32.4% in 2015. The Company’s large panel driver sales totaled $272.9 million for the year. The strong year-over year growth originated from the Company’s focus in China starting in 2012 and its efforts to achieve a more diversified customer base by adding new customers in Taiwan, China and Korea.

Small and medium-sized driver sales increased 9.8% year-over-year, representing 46.0% of total revenues, as compared to 48.6% in 2015. Contributing to this growth was the strong momentum in driver ICs for smartphone and automotive applications. Himax has the most comprehensive coverage of leading Chinese smartphone names and their fast growing market share has led to the Company’s good result in 2016. Automotive driver IC sales registered the strongest growth in this segment to increase about 26% year-over-year.

Non-driver products increased 22.6% year-over-year, representing 20.0% of total sales, as compared to 19.0% a year ago. This growth was primarily due to higher LCOS and WLO shipments to a major AR customer during the year. Other product lines such as timing controller and ASIC also delivered strong growth, but offset by sales declines in CMOS and PMIC.

Gross margin in 2016 was 24.2%, a 60 basis-point increase from 23.6% in 2015. The increased gross margin was primarily due to a more favorable product mix in small and medium-sized driver ICs, increased LCOS and WLO shipments for AR applications and certain engineering fees from AR/VR new project engagements. The gross margin increase for the whole year was offset substantially by the aforementioned inventory write-down. Gross margin improvement remains one of the Company’s business focuses.

GAAP operating expenses were $135.1 million, up $2.6 million or 2.0% compared to last year. GAAP operating income of $59.2 million represented a 93.1% increase versus 2015.

GAAP net income for the year was $50.9 million, or 29.5 cents per diluted ADS, up from $25.2 million, or 14.6 cents per diluted ADS, in 2015. GAAP net income and GAAP earnings per diluted ADS grew 102.1% and 101.7% year-over-year, respectively. The increase in GAAP net income was a combination of higher revenue, improved gross margin, and a lower income tax, partially offset by higher operating expenses.

Non-GAAP net income for 2016 was $59.7 million, or 34.7 cents per diluted ADS, up from $30.6 million, or 17.8 cents per diluted ADS, for 2015. Non-GAAP net income and Non-GAAP earnings per diluted ADS grew 95.2% and 94.8% year-over- year, respectively.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

Himax had $194.6 million of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of the end of December 2016, compared to $148.3 million at the same time last year and $153.4 million a quarter ago. On top of the above cash position, restricted cash was $138.2 million at the end of the quarter, up from $138.0 million in the preceding quarter and down from $180.4 million a year ago. The restricted cash is mainly used to guarantee the Company’s short-term loan for the same amount. Himax continues to maintain a very strong balance sheet and remain a debt-free company.

Inventories as of December 31, 2016 were $149.7 million, down from $171.4 million a year ago and down from $169.4 million a quarter ago. Accounts receivable at the end of December 2016 were $191.0 million as compared to $177.2 million a year ago and $208.4 million last quarter. DSO was 87 days at the end of December 2016, as compared to 93 days a year ago and 95 days at end of the last quarter.

Net cash inflow from operating activities for the fourth quarter was $47.2 million as compared to an inflow of $25.9 million for the same period last year and an inflow of $2.9 million last quarter. Cumulative cash inflow from operations in 2016 was $84.7 million as compared to $22.5 million in 2015. The increase in cash inflow was a result of improved profitability and lower working capital.  

Capital expenditures were $2.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 versus $3.6 million a year ago and $1.9 million last quarter. The capital expenditure in the fourth quarter consisted mainly of purchases of R&D related equipment. Total capital expenditures for the year were $7.9 million versus $10.0 million a year ago.

In August 2016, Himax paid an annual dividend of 13 cents per ADS, or 89.0% of 2015 GAAP earnings per diluted ADS. The Company remains committed to paying annual dividends, the amount of which is based primarily on its prior year’s profitability. The high payout ratio in 2016 is an illustration of the Company’s confidence in its future profitability.

Share Buyback Update

As of December 31, 2016, Himax had 172.0 million ADS outstanding, unchanged from last quarter. On a fully diluted basis, the total ADS outstanding are 172.4 million.

2017 Investor Outreach and Conferences

Ms. Jackie Chang, CFO and Ms. Penny Lin, internal IR Manager, and Mr. Greg Falesnik, Himax’s U.S.-based IR, will maintain corporate access for shareholders and attend future investor conferences. If you are interested in speaking with the management, please contact Himax’s US or Taiwan-based investor relations contact at the numbers below.

Business Updates

The Company is mindful that 2017 will likely be a year of macro uncertainty, marked by currency fluctuations and the risk of China’s slowdown. However, looking into the new year, the Company believes its overall financial performance will be resilient to the potential macro headwinds. Particularly, following many years of R&D and investment, various areas of Himax’s non-driver IC businesses may start to contribute significantly to its overall financials.

Before detailing the prospect for the Company’s driver and non-driver businesses in 2017, it is important to update this year’s CAPEX plan as its scale will be unprecedented in the Company’s history. Being a fabless company for its IC business, Himax has typically had a low annual CAPEX, as in the case of the last two years - $10.0 million in 2015 and $7.9 million in 2016. The regular CAPEX is primarily for the investment of design tools and testing equipment for its IC design business. This year’s CAPEX plan will include the construction of a new building, which the Company has announced before, and an increase of its WLO capacity, on top of the regular CAPEX. The new building, located nearby the Company’s current headquarters, will house the next generation LCOS and WLO production lines and provide the extra office space that is desperately needed as the Company already has to take up sizable leases outside to cope with the current office space shortage. The progress of the new building construction is in line with the Company’s plan as the Company has completed the design stage and is moving on to construction stage. More specifically, the Company has budgeted $50.0 to $55.0 million CAPEX for the new office/fab construction in 2017, covering land, building, facilities and clean rooms. The new building will be completed and ready for personnel and equipment move-in by early 2018. The CAPEX budget for 2018 for the new building is around $10.0 million. Additionally, to meet the strong demand of new customers for its WLO technology, the Company is accelerating its WLO capacity expansion. Rather than waiting for the new building to complete, the Company is now investing around $25.0 million in new WLO capacity during the first half of 2017, to be located in the existing headquarter building by retrofitting certain areas for the new equipment. If everything goes as planned, Himax will see revenue and bottom-line contributions from the new WLO investment starting the second half of 2017.

The CAPEX budget for 2017 and the dividend for the year of 2016 will be funded through the Company’s internal resources and banking facilities.

During 2017, the Company expects its large panel driver IC business will continue to benefit from continued increase of 4K TV penetration and, starting the second half of 2017, Chinese panel customers’ ramping of a brand new Gen 8.5 and another Gen 8.6 fab. However, first quarter will see mid teen’s sequential decline in its large panel driver IC revenue due to fewer working days in China and Taiwan and phase-out of certain customers’ old models. Despite the temporary slowdown, the Company’s leadership position in this segment stays strong. The Company’s large panel customers are increasingly demanding a total solution from IC vendors in addition to their constant request for better IC solutions to support their high-end and high-resolution products. Himax believes its technology strength and total solution capability are significant differentiators against most of its competitors and will further solidify its leading position as Chinese customers continue to expand their capacity and the industry further upgrades to 8K TVs. Himax is one of the pioneers in product development of 8K TVs with its Chinese and Korean panel customers and has already shipped small volume to a leading Korean panel maker.

The other segment within the Company’s driver business is ICs used in small and medium-sized panels for applications including smartphones, tablets and automotives. First quarter sales for smartphones are likely to decline by close to 45.0% sequentially on weak market, seasonality, customers’ inventory adjustment for HD720 driver IC and less addressable market for smartphones using pure TFT-LCD driver ICs due to higher TDDI adoption rate. Compared to overall market, HD720 accounted for a relatively high percentage of the Company’s total smartphone driver IC shipment in 2016. Due to the panel supply shortage, most notably in the HD720 segment, in the second half of 2016, some of the Company’s China customers pulled in excess inventory of HD720 driver ICs and panels. Many of them have therefore substantially slowed down their new panel purchases in the first quarter. After customers’ seasonal inventory adjustment, the Company expects the smartphone driver IC momentum to recover sequentially in the second quarter. The Company is mindful of the trend that higher in-cell panel and TDDI adoption rate will reduce the addressable market for smartphones using traditional TFT-LCD driver ICs. Himax is confident that its TDDI solutions and business will pick up soon. On the AMOLED front, Himax has been collaborating closely with leading panel makers across China for AMOLED product development. With fewer competitors and higher barrier of entry, the Company believes AMOLED driver ICs will be one of the long-term growth engines for its small panel driver IC business.

Among driver ICs used in small and medium-sized panels, the best-performing category in recent years has been automotives. The Company expects the category’s Q1 revenue to be down high-single-digits sequentially and grow around 15.0% year-over-year. With leading market share and numerous tier 1 automobile brands as its indirect end customers, Himax has successfully engaged all key panel manufacturers and module houses worldwide for long-term partnerships and secured many of their key projects pipelined for the next few years. To address the growing demand of larger automotive displays with higher resolution and built-in on-cell or in-cell touch screen features, the Company continues to develop advanced solutions to enable new automotive display applications and provide its customers with the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art solutions in the industry. As such, the Company is well positioned to take advantage of the growing automotive display market and anticipates the strong growth will likely continue into the next few years. However, the Company’s driver ICs used in tablets will decline close to 40.0% sequentially for slow season effect. Overall, Himax expects the small and medium-sized driver IC segment to decrease sequentially by around 30.0% in the first quarter.

For the non-driver IC business segments, Himax anticipates near-term headwinds as the Company mentioned in the previous earnings call and expects about high teen’s sequential decline in its non-driver revenues for the first quarter. Sales of CMOS image sensors will deliver strong growth in the first quarter, but those of WLO, LCOS micro displays and touch panel controllers will decline sequentially.

For touch panel controller product line, on top of several projects entering volume shipment featuring Himax’s on-cell solution, the Company continues to secure new design-wins from Chinese smartphone brand customers for their 2017 models. The Company has also seen significant traction in customer adoption and design-wins of its discrete touch solutions to break into several leading Chinese and international end brand customers with new models to enter mass production from the first quarter of 2017. On TDDI, the Company is seeing rapid adoption of in-cell displays among smartphone brand customers for their new generation mid-to-high end models recently and expects TDDI to continue to expand in the smartphone and tablet market in next few years. Himax has comprehensive design-in activities with Korean, Chinese and Taiwanese panel and end product customers. The Company is also aggressively developing new products and strengthening its team to expand its product portfolio and roadmap. With very comprehensive joint development engagements covering many leading panel makers, the Company is confident that it can leverage its long-standing and widespread relationships with panel makers to increase its market share in TDDI. TDDI is a major long-term growth engine for the Company’s small panel business and will contribute to its business starting the second half of 2017.

As the Company warned in the last earnings call, Himax expects its LCOS sales to decline in the first quarter, as well as over the next few quarters in 2017, because one of its leading AR device customers decided to reduce shipment of their current generation device to a minimum, and instead, to focus on the development of future generation devices which the Company is still a critical part of. While the revenues for LCOS may subside over the next few quarters, they will come from a much more diversified customer base in 2017. Quite a few of Himax’s other customers are expected to launch their AR products starting 2017, although the Company is still uncertain of their volume potential given that they are still early generation products. Having invested in related technologies for over 15 years, Himax is uniquely positioned as the provider of choice for micro display and related optics, both of which critical enablers to AR devices. With little competition, the Company is currently working with over 30 customers on various current and future generation AR devices using LCOS micro display. The Company’s increasing design engagements cover not only leading tech companies, but also niche AR players which bring in innovative product ideas.

Switching gear to WLO, as in the case of LCOS that the Company mentioned above, Himax expects the near term business prospect to be affected by the reduced shipment of a major AR customer. However, Himax continues to partner with numerous industry leading companies using its cutting edge and industry-dominant WLO technology. In addition to AR application, Himax’s WLO technology is adopted by the Company’s customers to enable new things such as 3D depth scanning and machine vision, which can in turn be used in a wide variety of industries such as consumer, industrial, IoT, AI, medical, automotive, military and surveillance. The Company’s customer base for this business is extremely diversified, covering numerous major tech names throughout the world, many of which leading end brand players or semiconductor platform solution providers. Himax is one of the very few players in the market with WLO technology and the one possessing the best mass production proven track record with expertise ranging from design and high yield production to cost and quality controls. The Company is very happy with its current development and business progress in this area. Given the aforementioned exciting growth opportunities, the Company is accelerating its WLO capacity expansion to meet strong customer demand in the near term.

Earlier in 2016, the Company decided to switch its strategy of the CIS business to focus on smart sensor and machine vision segments, as opposed to the traditional human vision sensors. Himax has launched two smart sensor product lines, i.e., near infrared (“NIR”) sensor and Always-on-Sensor (“AoS”). The Company continues to make great business progress with these two smart sensor products. In addition to close collaboration and intensive development activities with certain heavyweight partners and customers, Himax’s smart sensors have garnered lots of customers’ interests during the recent demonstrations at CES and the Japan Auto Expo.

By combining a NIR sensor and a structured light projector consisting of a laser diode and DOE with collimator fabricated using its WLO technology, the Company is offering the most effective 3D depth scanning total solution with the industry’s smallest form factor to enable easy integration into next generation smartphones and other consumer electronics devices such as AR/VR. The Company is targeting to work with its partners to have the structured light 3D depth scanning total solution embedded in next-generation smartphones in 2017. Himax also attracted additional heavyweight potential customers’ interest following the recent press release of its NIR sensor for its outstanding technical performance. With regards to Himax’s AoS product, the sensor can be bundled with the Company’s WLO lens to support super low power computer vision to enable new applications across a very wide variety of industries. After recent demonstrations at CES and the Japan Auto Expo, Himax’s AoS has gained significant customer interests especially in smart home, industrial IoT and surveillance applications. In a recent joint-press release with CEVA Inc. and Emza Visual Sense Ltd., the Company announced the industry’s first intelligent always-on visual sensor specifically designed to overcome the power and cost constraints of vision processing for IoT applications. The ultra-low power, always-on vision sensor is a powerful solution capable of detecting, tracking and recognizing its environment in an extremely efficient manner using a few milliwatts of power. As the Company’s long-term goal is to provide complete solutions for always-on computer vision applications, Himax decided to form a strategic alliance with Emza, an Israeli company dedicated to developing extremely efficient machine vision algorithms that enable smart IoT visual sensors. The Company will report business developments in these new territories in due course. Lastly, for the traditional human vision segments, the Company maintains a leading position in laptop applications and expects mass production of several design wins for notebooks and increased shipments for multimedia applications such as surveillance, drones, home appliances, and consumer electronics, among others, during the first quarter.

In summary, Himax is seeing weak seasonality and market demand in the driver IC business, which will lead to sequential revenue decline in the first quarter. The Company also expects its gross margin to be under pressure in the short term due to continuous pricing pressure and less favorable product mix of driver IC products, lower revenues from high-margin AR/VR related businesses and lower NRE income. Nevertheless, after many years of R&D and product development, the Company may see significant business progress in its non-driver business to contribute to both top and bottom lines out of WLO and CIS areas as early as the second half of 2017.

First Quarter 2017 Guidance

The Company is providing the following financial guidance for the first quarter of 2017:

Net Revenue:             To be down 18.0% to 25.0% sequentially
Gross Margin:             To be around 23.0% to 24.0%
GAAP EPS:             0.5 to 2.0 cents per diluted ADS, as compared to 2.6 cents reported in the fourth quarter of 2016

The first quarter is traditionally the bottom of the year in terms of sales because it has fewer working days due to the Chinese New Year. The scale 5.6 earthquake that struck Tainan in early February also somehow impacted some of the Company’s customers’ productions and therefore its driver IC shipment.

In providing the above earnings guidance, Himax has assumed a 16.5% income tax rate for 2017, calculated based on exchange rate of NTD 31.0 against the USD, which is also the exchange rate as of beginning of February 2017.

HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2016 EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL

DATE:             Thursday, February 16, 2017
TIME:             U.S.       8:00 a.m. EST
              Taiwan  9:00 p.m.
DIAL IN:             U.S. +1 (866) 444-9147
              INTERNATIONAL +1 (678) 509-7569
CONFERENCE ID             52514789
WEBCAST:             http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/4nviuyux

A replay of the call will be available beginning two hours after the call through 11:59 p.m. US EST on February 23, 2017 (12:59 p.m. Taiwan time, February 24, 2017) on www.himax.com.tw and by telephone at +1 (855) 859-2056 (US Domestic) or +1 (404) 537-3406 (International). The conference ID number is 52514789. This call is being webcast by Nasdaq and can be accessed by clicking on this link or Himax’s website, where the webcast can be accessed through February 16, 2018.


About Himax Technologies, Inc.

Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) is a fabless semiconductor solution provider dedicated to display imaging processing technologies. Himax is a worldwide market leader in display driver ICs and timing controllers used in TVs, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation, virtual reality (VR) devices and many other consumer electronics devices. Additionally, Himax designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays, in-cell Touch and Display Driver Integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions, LED driver ICs, power management ICs, scaler products for monitors and projectors, tailor-made video processing IC solutions, silicon IPs and LCOS micro-displays for augmented reality (AR) devices and head-up displays (HUD) for automotive. The Company also offers digital camera solutions, including CMOS image sensors and wafer level optics which are used in a wide variety of applications such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop, TV, PC camera, automobile, security, medical devices and Internet of Things. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Tainan, Taiwan, Himax currently employs over 2,100 people from three Taiwan-based offices in Tainan, Hsinchu and Taipei and country offices in China, Korea, Japan and the US. Himax has 2,948 patents granted and 437 patents pending approval worldwide as of December 31st, 2016. Himax has retained its position as the leading display imaging processing semiconductor solution provider to consumer electronics brands worldwide.

http://www.himax.com.tw

Forward Looking Statements

Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, but not limited to, General business and economic conditions and the state of the semiconductor industry; market acceptance and competitiveness of the driver and non-driver products developed by the Company; demand for end-use applications products; reliance on a small group of principal customers; the uncertainty of continued success in technological innovations; our ability to develop and protect our intellectual property; pricing pressures including declines in average selling prices; changes in customer order patterns; changes in estimated full-year effective tax rate; shortages in supply of key components; changes in environmental laws and regulations; exchange rate fluctuations; regulatory approvals for further investments in our subsidiaries; our ability to collect accounts receivable and manage inventory and other risks described from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, including those risks identified in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in its Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the SEC, as may be amended.


Company Contacts:

Jackie Chang, CFO
Himax Technologies, Inc.
Tel: +886-2-2370-3999 Ext.22300
Or
US Tel: +1-949-585-9838 Ext.252
Fax: +886-2-2314-0877
Email: jackie_chang@himax.com.tw
www.himax.com.tw

Penny Lin, Investor Relations
Himax Technologies, Inc.
Tel: +886-2-2370-3999 Ext.22320
Fax: +886-2-2314-0877
Email: penny_lin@himax.com.tw
 www.himax.com.tw

Investor Relations - US Representative
Greg Falesnik, Managing Director
MZ North America
Tel: +1-212-301-7130
Email: greg.falesnik@mzgroup.us
www.mzgroup.us


-Financial Tables-
 
Himax Technologies, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(These interim financials do not fully comply with US GAAP because they omit all interim disclosure required by US GAAP)
(Amounts in Thousands of U.S. Dollars, Except Share and Per Share Data)
 
  Three Months
Ended
December 31,
  Three Months
Ended
September 30,
    2016       2015       2016  
           
Revenues $   203,443     $   177,977     $   218,081  
           
Costs and expenses:          
Cost of revenues   164,517       137,243       162,348  
Research and development   21,826       22,575       28,789  
General and administrative   4,950       4,544       5,774  
Sales and marketing   5,289       5,004       5,874  
Total costs and expenses     196,582         169,366         202,785  
           
Operating income     6,861         8,611         15,296  
           
Non operating income (loss):          
Interest income   399       188       264  
Gains on sale of securities, net   5       159       95  
Equity in income (losses) of equity method investees   (712 )     262       (206 )
Foreign currency exchange gains (losses), net   686       (28 )     (486 )
Interest expense   (131 )     (141 )     (133 )
Other income (losses), net   2       (77 )     2  
    249       363       (464 )
Earnings before income taxes   7,110       8,974       14,832  
Income tax expense   3,609       3,759       1,441  
Net income   3,501       5,215       13,391  
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   938       915       207  
Net income attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders $   4,439     $   6,130     $   13,598  
           
Basic earnings per ADS attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders $   0.026     $   0.036     $   0.079  
Diluted earnings per ADS attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders $   0.026     $   0.036     $   0.079  
           
Basic Weighted Average Outstanding ADS     172,399         172,303         172,304  
Diluted Weighted Average Outstanding ADS     172,415         172,303         172,356  


Himax Technologies, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(Amounts in Thousands of U.S. Dollars, Except Share and Per Share Data)
 
    Twelve Months
Ended
December 31,
        2016       2015  
           
Revenues     $   802,917     $   691,789  
           
Costs and expenses:          
Cost of revenues       608,605       528,651  
Research and development       95,820       94,422  
General and administrative       20,119       18,470  
Sales and marketing       19,138       19,574  
Total costs and expenses         743,682         661,117  
           
Operating income         59,235         30,672  
           
Non operating income (loss):          
Interest income       1,221       710  
Dividend income       700       -  
Gains on sale of securities, net       10       1,993  
Equity in losses of equity method investees       (1,277 )     (77 )
Foreign currency exchange gains (losses), net       167       (43 )
Interest expense       (633 )     (514 )
Other income (losses), net       (5 )     126  
        183       2,195  
Earnings before income taxes       59,418       32,867  
Income tax expense       10,671       11,405  
Net income       48,747       21,462  
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests       2,165       3,733  
Net income attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders     $   50,912     $   25,195  
           
Basic earnings per ADS attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders     $   0.295     $   0.147  
Diluted earnings per ADS attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders     $   0.295     $   0.146  
           
Basic  Weighted Average Outstanding ADS         172,327         171,785  
Diluted  Weighted Average Outstanding ADS         172,362         172,066  


Himax Technologies, Inc.
Unaudited Supplemental Financial Information
(Amounts in Thousands of U.S. Dollars)
           
The amount of share-based compensation included in applicable statements of income categories is summarized as follows:     Three Months
Ended
December 31,
  Three Months
Ended September
        2016       2015       30, 2016  
Share-based compensation              
Cost of revenues     $ 25     $ 27     $ 146  
Research and development       137       160       7,128  
General and administrative       68       70       1,002  
Sales and marketing       24       20       1,325  
Income tax benefit       (42 )     (47 )     (2,027 )
Total     $ 212     $ 230     $ 7,574  
               
The amount of acquisition-related charges included in applicable statements of income categories is summarized as follows:              
               
Acquisition-related charges              
Research and development     $ 247     $ 237     $ 246  
Income tax benefit       (99 )     (98 )     (99 )
Total     $ 148     $ 139     $ 147  
               


Himax Technologies, Inc.
Unaudited Supplemental Financial Information
(Amounts in Thousands of U.S. Dollars)
     
The amount of share-based compensation included in applicable statements of income categories is summarized as follows:   Twelve Months
Ended
December 31,
      2016       2015  
Share-based compensation        
Cost of revenues   $ 224     $ 110  
Research and development     7,586       4,289  
General and administrative     1,210       865  
Sales and marketing     1,389       1,010  
Income tax benefit     (2,164 )     (1,342 )
Total   $ 8,245     $ 4,932  
         
The amount of acquisition-related charges included in applicable statements of income categories is summarized as follows:        
         
Acquisition-related charges        
Research and development   $ 985     $ 845  
Income tax benefit     (395 )     (358 )
Total   $ 590     $ 487  
         


Himax Technologies, Inc.
GAAP Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Amounts in Thousands of U.S. Dollars, Except Share and Per Share Data)
    December 31, 2016   September 30,
 2016
  December 31,
 2015
Assets            
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 184,452     $ 140,805     $ 129,829  
Investments in marketable securities available-for-sale     10,157       12,559       18,511  
Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts, sales returns and discounts     190,998       208,372       177,198  
Inventories     149,748       169,382       171,374  
Deferred income taxes     5,065       3,459       3,306  
Restricted cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities     138,200       138,000       180,442  
Other receivables from related parties     7,150       4,000       -  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     17,195       24,435       17,175  
Total current assets     702,965       701,012       697,835  
Investment in non-marketable equity securities     12,242       12,379       11,211  
Equity method investments     2,362       3,104       3,648  
Property, plant and equipment, net     48,172       49,849       54,461  
Deferred income taxes     1,050       1,194       871  
Goodwill     28,138       28,138       28,138  
Other intangible assets, net     3,170       3,418       4,161  
Restricted marketable securities     124       127       121  
Other assets     1,411       1,547       1,891  
      96,669       99,756       104,502  
Total assets   $   799,634     $   800,768     $   802,337  
Liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest and Equity        
Current liabilities:            
Short-term debt   $ 138,000     $ 138,000     $ 180,000  
Accounts payable     142,269       141,810       124,423  
Accounts payable from related parties     576       -       -  
Income taxes payable     14,155       13,708       12,139  
Deferred income taxes     25       144       138  
Other accrued expenses and other current liabilities     29,721       34,549       36,030  
Total current liabilities     324,746       328,211       352,730  
Other liabilities     3,081       3,851       4,610  
Total liabilities     327,827       332,062       357,340  
             
Redeemable noncontrolling interest       3,656         3,656         3,656  
Equity            
Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders’ equity:            
Ordinary shares, US$0.3 par value, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized; 356,699,482 shares issued; and 344,007,418 shares, 344,007,418 shares and 343,815,424 shares outstanding at December 31, 2016, September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively     107,010       107,010       107,010  
Additional paid-in capital     106,350       106,109       105,355  
Treasury shares, at cost, 12,692,064 shares, 12,692,064 shares and 12,884,058 shares at December 31, 2016, September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively     (9,020 )     (9,020 )     (9,157 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (2,467 )     (1,794 )     (1,879 )
Unappropriated retained earnings     265,860       261,283       237,375  
Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders’ equity       467,733         463,588         438,704  
Noncontrolling interests     418       1,462       2,637  
Total equity     468,151       465,050       441,341  
Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest and equity   $ 799,634     $ 800,768     $ 802,337  


Himax Technologies, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Amounts in Thousands of U.S. Dollars)
      Three Months
Ended
December 31,
  Three Months
Ended
September 30,
        2016       2015       2016  
               
Cash flows from operating activities:              
Net income     $ 3,501     $ 5,215     $ 13,391  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:              
Depreciation and amortization       3,448       3,407       3,393  
Bad debt expense       620       310       ---  
Share-based compensation expenses       254       277       378  
Loss (gain) on disposals of property and equipment       28       ---       (2 )
Gain on disposals of marketable securities, net       (5 )     (159 )     (95 )
Equity in losses (income) of equity method investees       712       (262 )     206  
Deferred income tax expense (benefit)       (1,494 )     1,665       (219 )
Inventories write downs       14,793       2,445       2,653  
Changes in:              
Accounts receivable       16,615       (9,583 )     (20,441 )
Inventories       4,841       3,875       14,620  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets       4,739       4,295       (5,054 )
Accounts payable       459       12,427       (10,033 )
Accounts payable from related parties       576       ---       ---  
Income taxes payable       (215 )     (749 )     2,035  
Other accrued expenses and other current liabilities       (1,690 )     3,088       2,034  
Other liabilities       33       (385 )     (6 )
Net cash provided by operating activities       47,215       25,866       2,860  
               
Cash flows from investing activities:              
Purchases of property, plant and equipment       (2,159 )     (3,567 )     (1,861 )
Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment       ---       ---       9  
Purchases of available-for-sale marketable securities       (6,977 )     (16,498 )     (6,123 )
Proceeds from disposals of available-for-sale marketable securities       8,956       17,520       8,777  
Purchases of investment securities       ---       ---       (1,600 )
Proceeds from capital reduction of investment       137       ---       ---  
Purchase of equity method investment       ---       ---       (37 )
Proceeds from refundable deposits, net       56       13       5  
Pledges of restricted cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities       (197 )     ---       (2 )
Other receivables from related parties       (3,150 )     ---       (3,000 )
Cash received from the acquisition of Liqxtal, net of cash paid of $1,780       ---       341       ---  
Net cash used in investing activities       (3,334 )     (2,191 )     (3,832 )
               


Himax Technologies, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Amounts in Thousands of U.S. Dollars)
    Three Months
Ended
December 31,
  Three Months
Ended
September 30,
      2016       2015       2016  
Cash flows from financing activities:            
Payments of cash dividends   $ ---     $ ---     $ (22,348 )
Proceeds from disposals of subsidiary shares to noncontrolling interests by Himax Imaging, Inc.     ---       4       8  
Purchases of subsidiary shares from noncontrolling interests     (85 )     (145 )     (290 )
Proceeds from short-term debt     31,000       92,303       89,000  
Repayments of short-term debt     (31,000 )     (92,303 )     (89,000 )
Net cash used in financing activities     (85 )     (141 )     (22,630 )
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     (149 )     (92 )     (16 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     43,647       23,442       (23,618 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     140,805       106,387       164,423  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $   184,452     $   129,829     $   140,805  
             
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:            
Cash paid during the period for:            
Interest   $   131     $   79     $   137  
Income taxes   $   314     $   350     $   4,558  
             
Supplemental disclosures of investing activities affecting both cash and non-cash items:            
Purchases of property, plant and equipment   $ 1,595     $ 1,948     $ 1,949  
Decrease (increase) in payable for purchases of equipment and asset retirement obligations     564       1,619       (88 )
Cash paid   $   2,159     $   3,567     $   1,861  


Himax Technologies, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Amounts in Thousands of U.S. Dollars)
        Twelve Months
Ended
December 31,
          2016       2015  
             
Cash flows from operating activities:            
Net income       $ 48,747     $ 21,462  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:            
Depreciation and amortization         13,756       14,164  
Bad debt expense         620       310  
Share-based compensation expenses         1,186       1,818  
Loss (gain) on disposals of property and equipment         26       (2 )
Gain on disposals of equity method investment         ---       (88 )
Gain on disposals of investment securities, net         ---       (1,682 )
Gain on disposals of marketable securities, net         (10 )     (223 )
Equity in losses of equity method investees         1,277       77  
Deferred income tax expense (benefit)         (1,978 )     4,148  
Inventories write downs         23,342       9,785  
Changes in:            
Accounts receivable         (14,602 )     41,656  
Inventories         (1,716 )     (15,054 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets         (647 )     2,067  
Accounts payable         17,846       (54,905 )
Accounts payable from related parties         576       ---  
Income taxes payable         1,389       (6,475 )
Other accrued expenses and other current liabilities         (5,164 )     5,987  
Other liabilities         24       (516 )
Net cash provided by operating activities         84,672       22,529  
             
Cash flows from investing activities:            
Purchases of property, plant and equipment         (7,902 )     (9,982 )
Proceeds from disposals of property and equipment         9       8  
Purchases of available-for-sale marketable securities         (30,248 )     (63,051 )
Proceeds from disposals of available-for-sale marketable securities         38,532       46,720  
Purchases of investment securities         (1,600 )     ---  
Proceeds from disposals of investment securities     ---       1,682  
Proceeds from capital reduction of investment     568       ---  
Purchase of equity method investment         (37 )     (3,708 )
Proceeds from disposals of equity method investment     ---       179  
Proceeds from (repayments of) refundable deposits, net     461       (304 )
Releases (pledges) of restricted cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities     240       (227 )
Other receivables from related parties         (7,150 )     ---  
Cash received from the acquisition of Liqxtal, net of cash paid of $1,780         ---       341  
Net cash used in investing activities         (7,127 )     (28,342 )
             
 


Himax Technologies, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Amounts in Thousands of U.S. Dollars)
        Twelve Months
Ended
December 31,
          2016       2015  
Cash flows from financing activities:            
Payments of cash dividends       $ (22,348 )   $ (51,364 )
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation         ---       771  
Proceeds from disposals of subsidiary shares to noncontrolling interests by Himax Imaging, Inc.         9       22  
Purchases of subsidiary shares from noncontrolling interests         (376 )     (503 )
Releases (pledges) of restricted cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities (for borrowing of short-term debt)         42,000       (50,000 )
Proceeds from issuance of new shares by subsidiaries         ---       1,466  
Proceeds from short-term debt         230,000       412,303  
Repayments of short-term debt         (272,000 )     (362,303 )
Net cash used in financing activities         (22,715 )     (49,608 )
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents         (207 )     (216 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents         54,623       (55,637 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period         129,829       185,466  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period       $   184,452     $   129,829  
             
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:            
Cash paid during the period for:            
Interest expense       $   637     $   516  
Income taxes       $   11,534     $   12,505  
             
Supplemental disclosures of investing activities affecting both cash and non-cash items:            
Purchases of property, plant and equipment       $ 6,570     $ 10,567  
Decrease (increase) in payable for purchases of equipment and asset retirement obligations         1,332       (585 )
Cash paid       $   7,902     $   9,982  
             


Himax Technologies, Inc.
Non-GAAP Unaudited Supplemental Data – Reconciliation Schedule
(Amounts in Thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
Gross Margin, Operating Margin and Net Margin Excluding Share-Based Compensation and Acquisition-Related Charges:
  Three Months
Ended
December 31,
  Three Months
Ended
September 30,
     2016         2015        2016  
Revenues $ 203,443     $ 177,977     $ 218,081  
Gross profit   38,926       40,734       55,733  
Add: Share-based compensation – cost of revenues   25       27       146  
Gross profit excluding share-based compensation   38,951       40,761       55,879  
Gross margin excluding share-based compensation   19.1 %     22.9 %     25.6 %
Operating income   6,861       8,611       15,296  
Add: Share-based compensation   254       277       9,601  
Operating income excluding share-based compensation   7,115       8,888       24,897  
Add: Acquisition-related charges –intangible assets amortization   247       237       246  
Operating income excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges   7,362       9,125       25,143  
Operating margin excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges   3.6 %     5.1 %     11.5 %
Net income attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders   4,439       6,130       13,598  
Add: Share-based compensation, net of tax   212       230       7,574  
Add: Acquisition-related charges, net of tax   148       139       147  
Net income attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges   4,799       6,499       21,319  
Net margin attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges   2.4 %     3.7 %     9.8 %
           
*Gross margin excluding share-based compensation equals gross profit excluding share-based compensation divided by revenues
*Operating margin excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges equals operating income excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges divided by revenues
*Net margin attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges equals net income attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges divided by revenues


Himax Technologies, Inc. 
Non-GAAP Unaudited Supplemental Data – Reconciliation Schedule 
(Amounts in Thousands of U.S. Dollars) 
Gross Margin, Operating Margin and Net Margin Excluding Share-Based Compensation and Acquisition-Related Charges: 
 
      Twelve Months
Ended
December 31,
        2016        2015  
Revenues     $ 802,917     $ 691,789  
Gross profit         194,312         163,138  
Add: Share-based compensation – Cost of revenues         224         110  
Gross profit excluding share-based compensation         194,536         163,248  
Gross margin excluding share-based compensation         24.2 %       23.6 %
Operating income         59,235         30,672  
Add: Share-based compensation         10,409         6,274  
Operating income excluding share-based compensation         69,644         36,946  
Add: Acquisition-related charges –Intangible assets amortization         985         845  
Operating income excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges         70,629         37,791  
Operating margin excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges         8.8 %       5.5 %
Net income attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders         50,912         25,195  
Add: Share-based compensation, net of tax         8,245         4,932  
Add: Acquisition-related charges, net of tax         590         487  
Net income attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges         59,747         30,614  
Net margin attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges         7.4 %       4.4 %
           
*Gross margin excluding share-based compensation equals gross profit excluding share-based compensation divided by revenues
*Operating margin excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges equals operating income excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges divided by revenues
*Net margin attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges equals net income attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges divided by revenues


Diluted Earnings Per ADS Attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. Stockholders Excluding Share-based Compensation and Acquisition-Related Charges: (Amounts in U.S. Dollars) 
 
   

 
Three Months
Ended
December
31,
    Twelve Months
Ended
December 31,
     2016      2016
  Diluted GAAP earnings per ADS attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders $ 0.026     $ 0.295
  Add: Share-based compensation per ADS $ 0.001     $ 0.048
  Add: Acquisition-related charges per ADS $ 0.001     $ 0.003
           
  Diluted non-GAAP earnings per ADS attributable to Himax Technologies, Inc. stockholders excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges $ 0.028     $ 0.347
           
Numbers do not add up due to rounding  

 

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