HSINCHU, Taiwan, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ:LEDS), “SemiLEDs” or the “Company,” a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018, ended May 31, 2018.

Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was $2.0 million, a 30% increase compared to $1.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2018. GAAP net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was $326 thousand, compared to a loss of $1.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2018, or a net loss of $0.09 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.32 per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal 2018. Due to the excess capacity charges that we have experienced for the last few years, considering the risk of technological obsolescence and according to the sales forecast production, we disposed of certain of our idle equipment during the third quarter of fiscal 2018, which reduced our net loss.

GAAP gross margin for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was 8%, compared with gross margin for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 of negative 29%. Operating margin for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was negative 18%, compared with negative 80% in the second quarter of fiscal 2018. The Company’s cash and cash equivalents was $3.7 million at May 31, 2018, compared to $3.9 million at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2018.

We expect revenue for the fourth quarter ending August 31, 2018 to be about $1.9 million +/- 10%.

About SemiLEDs

SemiLEDs develops and manufactures LED chips and LED components for general lighting applications, including street lights and commercial, industrial, system and residential lighting, along with specialty industrial applications such as ultraviolet (UV) curing, medical/cosmetic, counterfeit detection, horticulture, architectural lighting and entertainment lighting. SemiLEDs sells blue, white, green and UV LED chips.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that may constitute “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking, including, but not limited to, any projection of future revenues, any statements about historical results that may suggest trends for SemiLEDs’ business; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements of expectation or belief regarding recovery of the LED industry, market opportunities and other future events or technology developments; any statements regarding SemiLEDs’ position to capitalize on any market opportunities; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections of future SemiLEDs’ or industry performance based on management’s judgment, beliefs, current trends and market conditions and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. SemiLEDs’ Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and other SemiLEDs filings with the SEC (which you may obtain for free at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov) discuss some of the important risks and other factors that may affect SemiLEDs’ business, results of operations and financial condition. SemiLEDs undertakes no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.


Christopher Lee
Chief Financial Officer
SemiLEDs Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands of U.S. dollars)
  May 31,  February 28,  
  2018  2018  
Cash and cash equivalents $3,739  $3,857  
Accounts receivable (including related parties), net  310   335  
Inventories  2,290   2,411  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  286   357  
Total current assets  6,625   6,960  
Property, plant and equipment, net  7,629   7,951  
Intangible assets, net  103   109  
Investments in unconsolidated entities  999   1,023  
Other assets  246   247  
TOTAL ASSETS $15,602  $16,290  
Current installments of long-term debt $342  $349  
Accounts payable  807   882  
Advance receipt toward the convertible note  500   500  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  5,676   5,787  
Total current liabilities  7,325   7,518  
Long-term debt, excluding current installments  2,151   2,296  
Total liabilities  9,476   9,814  
Commitments and contingencies         
SemiLEDs stockholders’ equity         
Common stock       
Additional paid-in capital  175,487   175,434  
Accumulated other comprehensive income  3,759   3,836  
Accumulated deficit  (173,120)  (172,794) 
Total equity  6,126   6,476  

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands of U.S. dollars and shares, except per share data)
  Three  Months  Ended  
  May 31,  February 28,  
  2018  2018  
Revenues, net $1,999  $1,543  
Cost of revenues  1,837   1,987  
Gross profit (loss)  162   (444) 
Operating expenses:         
Research and development  296   223  
Selling, general and administrative  799   781  
Gain on disposals of long-lived assets  (581)  (209) 
Total operating expenses  514   795  
Loss from operations  (352)  (1,239) 
Other income (expenses):         
Interest expenses, net  (7)  (7) 
Other income, net  78   49  
Foreign currency transaction gain (loss), net  (45)  65  
Total other income (expenses), net  26   107  
Loss before income taxes  (326)  (1,132) 
Income tax expense       
Net loss  (326)  (1,132) 
Net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders $(326) $(1,132) 
Net loss per share attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders:         
Basic and diluted $(0.09) $(0.32) 
Shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders:         
Basic and diluted  3,550   3,545