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HSINCHU, Taiwan, Jan. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SemiLEDs Corporation (LEDS), “SemiLEDs” or the “Company,” a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, today announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, ended November 30, 2019.
Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $1.6 million, compared to $1.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $317 thousand, compared to a loss of $881 thousand in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, or a net loss of $0.09 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.25 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.
GAAP gross margin for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was 33%, compared with gross margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 of 21%. Operating margin for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was negative 36%, compared with negative 66% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. The Company’s cash and cash equivalents was $688 thousand at November 30, 2019, compared to $1.4 million at the end of fiscal 2019.
We expect revenue for the second quarter ending February 28, 2020 to be approximately $1.2 million +/- 10%.
The Chinese New Year (CNY) of 2020 will begin on January 24, 2020. Our office and factory in Chunan will be closed from January 18, 2020 until February 2, 2020 and will resume operations on Monday, February 3, 2020.
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.
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Chief Financial Officer
SEMILEDS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
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