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Earnings Highlights and Summary

K&S's net revenues reached $221.77 million for Q2 FY18, reflecting an increase of 11.10% from $199.61 million in Q2 FY17. The reported revenue number exceeded analysts' consensus estimate by $4.68 million.

During Q2 FY18, K&S's cost of sales was $122.33 million, 13.95% higher than $107.35 million in Q2 FY17. The Company's gross profit increased 7.79% to $99.45 million in the quarter under review from $92.26 million in the year ago corresponding quarter.

In the reported quarter, K&S incurred total operating expenses of $61.01 million, up 9.42% from $55.76 million in the previous year's same quarter. In Q2 FY18, the Company's selling, general, and administrative (SG&A) expenses increased 4.23% to $30.34 million on a y-o-y basis, while research and development (R&D) expenses jumped 14.54% to $28.66 million on a y-o-y basis. K&S reported an income from operations of $38.44 million in Q2 FY18, 5.30% higher than $36.50 million in Q2 FY17.

K&S had a net income of $36.31 million in the quarter ending March 31, 2018, an increase of 11.15% from $32.67 million in the same period last year. The Company's diluted earnings per share (DEPS) also rose 13.33% to $0.51 in the reported quarter from $0.45 in the prior year's same quarter. The reported earnings included amortization related to intangible assets acquired through business combination and restructuring expenses. K&S's adjusted DEPS, excluding these non-recurring items, was $0.54 in Q2 FY18, up 14.89% from $0.47 in Q2 FY17. This surpassed analysts' consensus estimates by $0.04 per share.

Cash Matters

K&S had cash and cash equivalents of$340.15 million as on March 31, 2018, a decrease of 13.32% from $392.41 million as on September 30, 2017.

K&S' cash flow from operating activities for the three months ending March 31, 2018, was $6.74 million compared to $12.93 million in the same period last year.

During Q2 FY18, K&S repurchased $21.50 million of common stock in open market transactions at an average price of $23.90 per share.

Outlook

For the third fiscal quarter of 2018 ending June 30, 2018, K&S expects revenue to be in the range of $255 million to $270 million. For the first three quarters of 2018, this guidance represents an increase of 17.60% over the same period in the prior year.

Stock Performance Snapshot

June 28, 2018 - At Thursday's closing bell, Kulicke and Soffa Industries' stock slightly climbed 0.77%, ending the trading session at $23.57.

Volume traded for the day: 683.16 thousand shares.

Stock performance in the last month - up 2.88%; and past twelve-month period - up 17.73%

After yesterday's close, Kulicke and Soffa Industries' market cap was at $1.60 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 10.95.

The stock has a dividend yield of 2.04%.

The stock is part of the Technology sector, categorized under the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry. This sector was up 1.0% at the end of the session.

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