GSA Members Report Leading Financial Performance
SAN JOSE, Calif. (March 19, 2012) – The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the voice of the global semiconductor industry, today provided an overview of the financial performance of semiconductor companies that generated more than $500 million in sales in calendar fourth quarter 2011. The highlights are based on companies that have reported calendar fourth quarter and 2011 financial results as of Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
Average annual revenue increased 0.7 percent in calendar 2011 across semiconductor companies generating more than $500 million in calendar fourth quarter 2011. Of over 30 companies for which data was available, 14 companies reported year-over-year annual revenue growth. Nine of the 14 companies are GSA members.
On a sequential basis, average quarterly revenue for semiconductor companies generating more than $500 million in calendar fourth quarter 2011 declined 6.8 percent. Of the more than 30 companies for which data was available, only four companies reported sequential revenue growth during the calendar fourth quarter, all of which are GSA members.
Calendar year 2012 annual revenue forecasts were available for 22 of the more than 30 semiconductors companies generating calendar fourth quarter revenue of greater than $500 million. Average annual revenue across these 22 companies is forecast to decline approximately 0.9 percent in calendar 2012. Eight of the 10 companies that are forecasted to generate year-over-year annual revenue growth in calendar year 2012 are GSA members.
Of semiconductor companies generating calendar fourth quarter revenue of greater than $500 million, the top 10 companies ranked by calendar fourth quarter 2011 cash and cash equivalents collectively reported $27.3 billion at calendar year-end, an increase of 0.7 percent from $27.1 billion in the prior quarter, and an increase of 18.2 percent from the $23.1 billion reported in calendar fourth quarter 2010. Eight of the top 10 companies are GSA members and represent a combined total of approximately $22.7 billion in cash and cash equivalents.
The GSA’s comprehensive “Economic Monitor” report, which provides more detailed financial analysis of over 290 semiconductor companies, was published on March 19, 2012, and is now available at http://www.gsaglobal.org/publications/financials/index.asp.
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 30 countries across the globe. www.gsaglobal.org