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VIS Reports 2006 Revenue of NT$12,973 Million and Earnings Per Share of NT$1.83
VIS Reports 2006 Revenue of NT$12,973 Million and Earnings Per Share of NT$1.83

Hsinchu, Taiwan, January 29, 2007 - Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation today announced its fourth quarter financial results. Fourth quarter revenue was NT$3,959 million, generating after tax net income around NT$1076 million, and EPS of NT$0.65. Accumulated revenue for the year of 2006 totaled NT$12,973 million, with after tax net income of NT$3,019 million, and EPS of NT$1.83.

Compared with the previous quarter, fourth quarter revenue grew 13%, net income and earnings per share both increased by around 19%. On a year-over-year comparison, revenue for the fourth quarter increased 23%, net income increased by around 37% and earnings per share increased by around 36%.

Wafer shipment for the fourth quarter reached 201,000 wafers, representing a 12% increase from 180,000 wafers in the third quarter and representing a 40% increase from 144,000 wafers for the same period in 2005. Average utilization rate increased to 105% compared with 99% of the previous quarter. Gross margin rose from 38% to 41%.

In 2006, the wafer shipments totaled 645,000 wafers, representing a 19% increase from 544,000 wafers in 2005. Average utilization rate reached 91%, gross margin was 36%.

For the first quarter of 2007ˇA VIS spokesperson Mr. Robert Hsieh said, ˇ§We expect wafer shipment to be decreased by a mid-to-high single digital percentage, and utilization rate to be high nineties percentage, mainly because of traditional low season and fewer working days in FebruaryˇAas well as 3~4 days annual maintenance in March. The blended ASP will decrease by a low-to-mid single digital percentage. Gross margin to be in the range of 34%~36%ˇ¨.


 
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