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TowerJazz Announces Records in Revenues, Margins, EBITDA and Free Cash Flow for the Second Quarter and First Half of 2017

MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, Aug. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TowerJazz (NASDAQ:TSEM) (TASE:TSEM) today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Highlights of the Second Quarter of 2017

  • Record revenues of $345 million, up 13% year over year
  • Record gross profit of $91 million, up 25% year over year
  • Record operating profit of $57 million, up 43% year over year
  • Record EBITDA of $108 million, up 24% year over year
  • Net profit of $50 million, up 30% year over year; Basic earnings per share of $0.52 as compared with $0.45 in the second quarter of 2016; and
  • Record free cash flow of $43 million, with cash from operations of $84 million.

CEO Commentary
Mr. Russell Ellwanger, Chief Executive Officer of TowerJazz, commented, “Our second quarter of 2017 presented again strong and incremental business and financial performance, having achieved 26% year over year organic revenue growth resulting in an annual net profit run rate of $200 million. We remain focused and attentive to the needs of our broad customer base, working to provide full circle value creation built upon our market leading specialty technology offerings, and hence guide further growth for our third quarter of 2017.”

Second Quarter Results Overview
Revenues for the second quarter of 2017 were a record $345 million, reflecting 13% growth as compared to $305 million in the second quarter of 2016. For the second quarter of 2017, our organic growth, excluding Panasonic and Maxim long term committed contracts, was 26% as compared to the second quarter of 2016.

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2017 was a record $91 million, an increase of 25% as compared to $73 million in the second quarter of 2016. Operating profit was a record $57 million for the second quarter of 2017, demonstrating an increase of 43%, as compared to $40 million reported in the second quarter of 2016.

EBITDA for the second quarter of 2017 was a record $108 million, at a margin of 31%, as compared to $87 million, at a margin of 29%, in the second quarter of 2016.

Net profit for the second quarter of 2017 was $50 million, a 30% increase as compared to $38 million in the second quarter of 2016, resulting in net margin of 14.5% vs. 12.6%, respectively; $0.52 basic earnings per share vs. $0.45, respectively; and $0.49 diluted earnings per share vs. $0.40, respectively. Net profit for the second quarter of 2016 included $10 million net gain from the acquisition of the San Antonio fabrication facility and $7 million financing cost resulted from the early repayment of the Israeli banks’ loans.

Free cash flow for the quarter was a record of $43 million, with $84 million positive cash flow from operations and $41 million investments in fixed assets, net. The other main cash activities during the second quarter of 2017 were comprised of the following: $14 million received from the exercise of warrants and options and $6 million debt repayments. Cash, cash equivalents and short term deposits as of June 30, 2017 were at a record of $484 million with $341 million of debt outstanding principal amount. Net cash (cash and short-term deposits less debt par value) as of June 30, 2017, totaled to a record of $143 million as compared to net cash of $86 million as of March 31, 2017 and $37 million as of December 31, 2016.

Shareholders' equity as of June 30, 2017 was a record of $814 million, as compared to $746 million as of March 31, 2017 and to $683 million as of December 31, 2016.

As compared to the first quarter of 2017, second quarter revenues increased by $15 million, which resulted in EBITDA and net profit growth of $7 million and $5 million, respectively, representing incremental margins of 49% and 30%, respectively.

First Half Results Overview
Revenues for the 2017 first half were a record of $675 million, reflecting 16% growth as compared to $583 million for the first half of 2016.

Gross and operating profit for the first half of 2017 were a record of $176 million and $110 million, respectively, increased as compared to $134 million and $71 million, respectively, in the first half of 2016.

EBITDA for the first half of 2017 totaled to a record of $209 million, or 31% EBITDA margin, representing 27% increase as compared with $165 million, or 28% EBITDA margin, in the first half of 2016.

Net profit for the first half of 2017 was $96 million, or $1.00 in basic earnings per share. Net profit for the first half of 2016 was $104 million, or $1.22 basic earnings per share and included $51 million gain from the acquisition of San Antonio fab and $7 million non-cash financing expenses relating to the Israeli banks loans early repayment.

Free cash flow for the first half of 2017 was a record of $84 million, with a record $166 million positive cash flow from operations and $82 million investments in fixed assets, net. The other main cash activities during the first half of 2017 were comprised of the following: $27 million received from the exercise of warrants and options; $17 million debt repayments; a positive $4 million due to the effect of the Japanese Yen exchange rate on the cash balance; and a TPSCo dividend to Panasonic of $4 million.

Business Outlook
TowerJazz expects revenues for the third quarter of 2017 ending September 30, 2017 to be $355 million with an upward or downward range of 5%, representing 9% year over year revenue growth as compared to the third quarter of 2016.

Teleconference and Webcast
TowerJazz will host an investor conference call today, August 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time (9:00 a.m. Central time, 8:00 a.m. Mountain time, 7:00 a.m. Pacific time and 5:00 p.m. Israel time) to discuss the Company’s financial results for the second quarter 2017 and its outlook. This call will be webcast and can be accessed via TowerJazz’s website at www.towerjazz.com, or by calling: 1-888-668-9141 (U.S. Toll-Free), 03-918-0609 (Israel), +972-3-918-0609 (International).  For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, the call will be archived for 90 days.

The Company presents its financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP.  The financial information included in the tables below includes unaudited condensed financial data. Some of the financial information in this release, which we describe in this release as “adjusted financial measures”, is non-GAAP financial measures as defined in Regulation G and related reporting requirements promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission as they apply to our Company. These adjusted financial measures are calculated excluding one or more of the following: (1) amortization of acquired intangible assets; (2) compensation expenses in respect of equity grants to directors, officers and employees; (3) gain from acquisition, net;(4) financing cost resulted from banks loans early repayment and (5) Nishiwaki Fab restructuring and impairment cost (income), net;. These adjusted financial measures should be evaluated in conjunction with, and are not a substitute for, GAAP financial measures. The tables also present the GAAP financial measures, which are most comparable to the adjusted financial measures, as well as a reconciliation between the adjusted financial measures and the comparable GAAP financial measures. As used and/ or presented in this release, as well as calculated in the tables herein, the term Earnings Before Interest Tax Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) consists of net profit, according to U.S. GAAP, excluding gain from acquisition, net, interest and other financing expense, net, other income, net, taxes, non-controlling interest, depreciation and amortization expense, stock based compensation expense, acquisition related costs and Nishiwaki Fab restructuring and impairment cost (income), net. EBITDA is reconciled in the tables below from GAAP operating profit. EBITDA is not a required GAAP financial measure and may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure employed by other companies. EBITDA and the adjusted financial information presented herein should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating profit, net profit or loss, cash flows provided by operating, investing and financing activities, per share data or other profit or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP. The term Net Cash, as used and/ or presented in this release, is comprised of the outstanding principal amount of bank loans (in the amounts of $161 million, $166 million and $166 million as of June 30, 2017, March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively) and the outstanding principal amount of debentures (in the amounts of $180 million, $180 million and $186  million as of June 30, 2017, March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively), less cash, cash equivalents and short-term deposits (in the amounts of $484 million, $432 million and $389 million as of June 30, 2017, March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively). The term Net Cash is not a required GAAP financial measure, may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure employed by other companies and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for cash, debt, operating profit, net profit or loss, cash flows provided by operating, investing and financing activities, per share data or other profit or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the term Free Cash Flow, as used and/ or presented in this release, is calculated to be cash from operating activities as this term is defined by GAAP (in the amounts of $84 million, $82 million and $82 million for the three months periods ended June 30, 2017, March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2016, respectively) less cash for investments in property and equipment, net (in the amounts of $41 million, $40 million and $54 million for the three months periods ended June 30, 2017, March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2016, respectively). The term Free Cash Flow is not a required GAAP financial measure, may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure employed by other companies and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating profit, net profit or loss, cash flows provided by operating, investing and financing activities, per share data or other profit or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

/EIN News/ -- About TowerJazz

Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:TSEM) (TASE:TSEM) and its subsidiaries operate collectively under the brand name TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader. TowerJazz manufactures next-generation integrated circuits (ICs) in growing markets such as consumer, industrial, automotive, medical and aerospace and defense. TowerJazz’s advanced technology is comprised of a broad range of customizable process platforms such as: SiGe, BiCMOS, mixed-signal/CMOS, RF CMOS, CMOS image sensor, integrated power management (BCD and 700V), and MEMS. TowerJazz also provides world-class design enablement for a quick and accurate design cycle as well as Transfer Optimization and development Process Services (TOPS) to IDMs and fabless companies that need to expand capacity. To provide multi-fab sourcing and extended capacity for its customers, TowerJazz operates two manufacturing facilities in Israel (150mm and 200mm), two in the U.S. (200mm) and three facilities in Japan (two 200mm and one 300mm). For more information, please visit www.towerjazz.com.

This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary from those projected or implied by such forward-looking statements and you should not place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with: (i) demand in our customers’ end markets; (ii) over demand for our foundry services and/or products that exceeds our capacity; (iii) maintaining existing customers and attracting additional customers, (iv) high utilization and its effect on cycle time, yield and on schedule delivery which may cause customers to transfer their product(s) to other fabs, (v) operating results fluctuate from quarter to quarter making it difficult to predict future performance, (vi) impact of our debt and other liabilities on our financial position and operations, (vii) our ability to successfully execute acquisitions, integrate them into our business, utilize our expanded capacity and find new business, (viii) fluctuations in cash flow, (ix) our ability to satisfy the covenants stipulated in our agreements with our lender banks and bondholders (as of June 30, 2017 we are in compliance with all such covenants included in our banks’ agreements, bond G indenture and others), (x) pending litigation, including the shareholder class actions that were filed against the Company, certain officers, its directors and/or its external auditor in the US and Israel, following a short sell thesis report issued by a short-selling focused firm, which has been dismissed and closed in the US and is still pending in Israel; (xi) our majority stake in TPSCo and our acquisition of the San Antonio fabrication facility by TowerJazz Texas (“TJT”), including new customer engagements, qualification and production ramp-up, (xii) the closure of TJP within the scope of restructuring our activities and business in Japan, settling any future claims or potential claims from third parties, (xiii) meeting the conditions set in the approval certificates received from the Israeli Investment Center under which we received a significant amount of grants in past years, (xiv) receipt of orders that are lower than the customer purchase commitments, (xv) failure to receive orders currently expected, (xvi) possible incurrence of additional indebtedness, (xvii) effect of global recession, unfavorable economic conditions and/or credit crisis, (xviii) our ability to accurately forecast financial performance, which is affected by limited order backlog and lengthy sales cycles, (xix) possible situations of obsolete inventory if forecasted demand exceeds actual demand when we manufacture products before receipt of customer orders, (xx) the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry and the resulting periodic overcapacity, fluctuations in operating results and future average selling price erosion, (xxi) the execution of debt re-financing and/or fundraising to enable the service of our debt and/or other liabilities, (xxii) operating our facilities at high utilization rates which is critical in order to cover a portion or all of the high level of fixed costs associated with operating a foundry, and our debt, in order to improve our results, (xxiii) the purchase of equipment to increase capacity, the timely completion of the equipment installation, technology transfer and raising the funds therefor, (xxiv) the concentration of our business in the semiconductor industry, (xxv) product returns, (xxvi) our ability to maintain and develop our technology processes and services to keep pace with new technology, evolving standards, changing customer and end-user requirements, new product introductions and short product life cycles, (xxvii) competing effectively, (xxviii) use of outsourced foundry services by both fabless semiconductor companies and integrated device manufacturers; (xxix) achieving acceptable device yields, product performance and delivery times, (xxx) our dependence on intellectual property rights of others, our ability to operate our business without infringing others’ intellectual property rights and our ability to enforce our intellectual property against infringement, (xxxi) retention of key employees and recruitment and retention of skilled qualified personnel, (xxxii) exposure to inflation, currency rates (mainly the Israeli Shekel and Japanese Yen) and interest rate fluctuations and risks associated with doing business locally and internationally, as well fluctuations in the market price of our traded securities, (xxxiii) issuance of ordinary shares as a result of conversion and/or exercise of any of our convertible securities, as well as any sale of shares by any of our shareholders, or any market expectation thereof, which may depress the market price of our ordinary shares and may impair our ability to raise future capital, (xxxiv) meeting regulatory requirements worldwide, including environmental and governmental regulations; and (xxxv) business interruption due to fire and other natural disasters, the security situation in Israel and other events beyond our control such as power interruptions.

A more complete discussion of risks and uncertainties that may affect the accuracy of forward-looking statements included in this press release or which may otherwise affect our business is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Tower’s most recent filings on Forms 20-F and 6-K, as were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the Israel Securities Authority. Future results may differ materially from those previously reported. The Company does not intend to update, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update, the information contained in this release.

(Financial tables follow)


TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(dollars in thousands)
               
               
      June 30,   March 31,   December 31,
      2017   2017   2016
      (unaudited)   (unaudited)    
A S S E T S              
               
CURRENT ASSETS              
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term deposits $ 483,603 $ 432,113 $ 389,377
Trade accounts receivable   150,731   133,539   141,048
Inventories     139,010   140,734   137,532
Other current assets     34,391   27,235   30,041
Total current assets     807,735   733,621   697,998
               
LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS   27,291   26,661   25,624
               
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET   628,279   629,554   616,686
               
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET   23,848   26,164   28,129
               
GOODWILL     7,000   7,000   7,000
               
OTHER ASSETS, NET     4,355   4,403   4,447
               
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 1,498,508 $ 1,427,403 $ 1,379,884
               
               
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY            
               
CURRENT LIABILITIES              
Short-term debt   $ 55,295 $ 43,331 $ 48,084
Trade accounts payable     95,328   104,084   99,262
Deferred revenue and customers' advances   25,689   24,945   26,169
Other current liabilities     78,051   65,469   73,600
Total current liabilities     254,363   237,829   247,115
               
LONG-TERM DEBT     297,609   303,152   296,144
               
LONG-TERM CUSTOMERS' ADVANCES   29,061   34,369   41,874
               
LONG-TERM EMPLOYEE RELATED LIABILITIES   14,652   14,447   14,176
               
DEFERRED TAX LIABILITY AND OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES   88,808   91,715   97,961
               
TOTAL LIABILITIES     684,493   681,512   697,270
               
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   814,015   745,891   682,614
               
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 1,498,508 $ 1,427,403 $ 1,379,884

 

TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES    
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)    
(dollars and share count in thousands, except per share data)    
                           
                           
              T h r e e  m o n t h s  e n d e d    
              June 30,   March 31,   June 30,    
              2017
  2017
  2016
   
                           
  REVENUES     $ 345,059   $ 330,080   $ 305,003      
                           
  COST OF REVENUES     253,998     245,312     232,275      
                           
  GROSS PROFIT     91,061     84,768     72,728      
                           
  OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES:                
                           
  Research and development   16,432     15,768     16,030      
  Marketing, general and administrative   17,238     16,237     16,520      
                           
              33,670     32,005     32,550      
                           
                           
  OPERATING PROFIT   57,391     52,763     40,178      
                           
  INTEREST EXPENSE, NET   (2,070 )   (2,211 )   (2,997 )    
                           
  OTHER FINANCING EXPENSE, NET   (1,053 )   (2,018 )   (7,528 ) (a)  
                           
  GAIN FROM ACQUISITION, NET      --        --      10,158   (a)  
                           
  OTHER INCOME, NET     142     511     4,362      
                           
  PROFIT BEFORE INCOME TAX   54,410     49,045     44,173   (a)  
                           
  INCOME TAX EXPENSE   (2,683 )   (1,999 )   (3,826 )    
                           
  PROFIT BEFORE NON CONTROLLING INTEREST    51,727     47,046     40,347   (a)  
                           
  NON CONTROLLING INTEREST   (1,710 )   (1,537 )   (1,861 )    
                           
  NET PROFIT   $ 50,017   $ 45,509   $ 38,486   (a)  
                           
                           
  BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE $ 0.52   $ 0.48   $ 0.45   (a)  
                           
  Weighted average number of shares     96,365       93,900       86,300      
                           
                           
  DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $ 0.49   $ 0.45   $ 0.40   (a)  
                           
  Net profit used for diluted earnings per share $ 52,217   $ 47,666   $ 40,556   (a)  
                           
  Weighted average number of shares   105,648     104,915     100,163      
                           
                           
(a) Three months ended June 30, 2016 included $10,158 net gain from acquisition of TJT and $6,653 financing cost resulted from banks loans early repayment.    
     

 

TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES    
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)    
(dollars and share count in thousands, except per share data)    
                       
                       
              Six months ended    
              June 30,    
              2017    2016     
                       
  REVENUES     $ 675,139   $ 583,046      
                       
  COST OF REVENUES     499,310     448,971      
                       
  GROSS PROFIT     175,829     134,075      
                       
  OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES:            
                       
  Research and development   32,200     31,267      
  Marketing, general and administrative   33,475     32,443      
  Nishiwaki Fab restructuring and impairment cost (income), net     --      (627 )    
                       
              65,675     63,083      
                       
                       
  OPERATING PROFIT   110,154     70,992      
                       
  INTEREST EXPENSE, NET   (4,281 )   (6,355 )    
                       
  OTHER FINANCING EXPENSE, NET    (3,071 )   (11,497 ) (b)  
                       
  GAIN FROM ACQUISITION, NET      --      51,298   (b)  
                       
  OTHER INCOME, NET     653     4,362      
                       
  PROFIT BEFORE INCOME TAX    103,455     108,800   (b)  
                       
  INCOME TAX EXPENSE   (4,682 )   (3,905 )    
                       
  PROFIT BEFORE NON CONTROLLING INTEREST    98,773     104,895   (b)  
                       
  NON CONTROLLING INTEREST   (3,247 )   (465 )    
                       
  NET PROFIT    $ 95,526   $ 104,430   (b)  
                       
                       
  BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE  $ 1.00   $ 1.22   (b)  
                       
  Weighted average number of shares     95,139       85,410      
                       
                       
  DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE  $ 0.95   $ 1.09   (b)  
                       
  Net profit used for diluted earnings per share $ 99,883   $ 108,556   (b)  
                       
  Weighted average number of shares   105,288     99,546      
                       
                       
(b) Six months ended June 30, 2016 included $51,298 net gain from acquisition of TJT and $6,653 financing cost resulted from banks loans early repayment.    
     

 

TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF CERTAIN FINANCIAL DATA   
(dollars and share count in thousands, except per share data)  
                       
            T h r e e  m o n t h s  e n d e d  
            June 30,   March 31,    June 30,  
            2017   2017   2016  
                       
RECONCILIATION FROM GAAP NET PROFIT TO ADJUSTED NET PROFIT:                
                       
  GAAP NET PROFIT   $ 50,017 $ 45,509 $ 38,486    
  Stock based compensation      2,319   2,098   2,532    
  Amortization of acquired intangible assets      2,246   2,336   2,395    
  Financing cost resulted from banks loans early repayment       --      --    6,653    
  Gain from San Antonio acquisition, net       --      --    (10,158 )  
                       
  ADJUSTED NET PROFIT   $ 54,582 $ 49,943 $ 39,908    
                       
  ADJUSTED NET PROFIT PER SHARE:                
  Basic     $ 0.57 $ 0.53 $ 0.46    
  Diluted     $ 0.54 $ 0.50 $ 0.42    
  Fully diluted, see (c) below   $ 0.53 $ 0.49 $ 0.39    
                       
  ADJUSTED NET PROFIT USED TO CALCULATE PER SHARE DATA:                
  Basic     $   54,582 $   49,943 $   39,908    
  Diluted     $   56,782 $   52,100 $   41,978    
  Fully diluted   $   56,782 $   52,100 $   41,978    
                       
  NUMBER OF SHARES AND OTHER SECURITIES USED TO CALCULATE PER SHARE DATA:          
  Basic         96,365     93,900     86,300    
  Diluted         105,648     104,915     100,163    
  Fully diluted, see (c) below       107,375     107,245     107,056    
                       
                       
EBITDA CALCULATION:                
                       
  GAAP OPERATING PROFIT    $ 57,391 $ 52,763 $ 40,178    
  Cost of revenue:                
  Depreciation of fixed assets      46,360   43,819   41,910    
  Stock based compensation     587   678   1,160    
  Amortization of acquired intangible assets     2,058   2,148   2,207    
  Research and development:                
  Stock based compensation     576   539   533    
  Marketing, general and administrative:                
  Stock based compensation     1,156   881   839    
  Amortization of acquired intangible assets     188   188   188    
                       
  EBITDA     $ 108,316 $ 101,016 $ 87,015    
                       
(c) Fully diluted share count as of June 30, 2017 presented above includes all issued and outstanding securities; outstanding ordinary share count as of June 30, 2017 is 97,893 thousands.  

 

TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED SOURCES AND USES REPORT (UNAUDITED)
(dollars in thousands)
                     
                     
    Six months ended   T h r e e  m o n t h s  e n d e d
    June 30,   June 30,   June 30,   March 31,   June 30,
    2017   2016   2017   2017   2016
                     
Cash and short-term deposits - beginning of period $ 389,377   $ 205,575   $ 432,113   $ 389,377   $ 244,577  
                     
Cash from operations   166,434     159,223     84,294     82,140     81,781  
Investments in property and equipment, net   (81,660 )   (111,856 )   (41,312 )   (40,348 )   (54,323 )
Exercise of warrants and options, net   27,010     6,241     14,254     12,756     360  
Debt received (repaid), net   (17,460 )   34,190     (5,655 )   (11,805 )   27,444  
Effect of Japanese Yen exchange rate change over cash balance 4,280     20,252     (91 )   4,371     11,223  
TPSCo dividend to Panasonic   (4,378 )   (2,563 )     --      (4,378 )     --   
                     
Cash and short-term deposits - end of period $ 483,603   $ 311,062   $ 483,603   $ 432,113   $ 311,062  
                     
Free Cash Flow $ 84,774   $ 47,367   $ 42,982   $ 41,792   $ 27,458  

 

TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)  
(dollars in thousands)  
             
      Three months ended  
      June 30,   June 30,  
      2017
  2016
 
             
CASH FLOWS - OPERATING ACTIVITIES            
             
Net profit for the period $ 51,727   $ 40,347    
             
Adjustments to reconcile net profit for the period          
to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Income and expense items not involving cash flows:          
Depreciation and amortization   52,389     48,117    
Effect of indexation, translation and fair value measurement on debt   4,873     6,700    
Other income, net   (142 )   (4,362 )  
Gain from acquisition, net   --      (10,158 )  
Changes in assets and liabilities:          
Trade accounts receivable   (17,242 )   (1,916 )  
Other current assets     (7,307 )   (5,476 )  
Inventories   1,688     (6,300 )  
Trade accounts payable   (6,530 )   130    
Deferred revenue and customers' advances    (4,564 )   8,294    
Other current liabilities   12,866     11,194    
Long-term employee related liabilities   (234 )   (143 )  
Deferred tax liability, net    (3,230 )   (4,646 )  
Net cash provided by operating activities   84,294     81,781    
             
CASH FLOWS - INVESTING ACTIVITIES            
             
Investments in property and equipment, net   (41,312 )   (54,323 )  
Deposits and other long-term investments, net   --      19,600    
Net cash used in investing activities   (41,312 )   (34,723 )  
             
CASH FLOWS - FINANCING ACTIVITIES            
             
Debt received (repaid), net   (5,655 )   27,444    
Exercise of warrants and options, net   14,254     360    
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   8,599     27,804    
             
EFFECT OF FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATE CHANGE     (91 )   11,623    
             
             
INCREASE IN CASH AND SHORT-TERM DEPOSITS     51,490     86,485    
CASH AND SHORT-TERM DEPOSITS - BEGINNING OF PERIOD     432,113     224,577    
             
CASH AND SHORT-TERM DEPOSITS - END OF PERIOD   $ 483,603   $ 311,062    

 

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