February 07, 2012 at 16:05 PM EST
FormFactor, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results
Also Announces Board of Director Changes

LIVERMORE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/12 -- FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 that ended on December 31, 2011. Quarterly revenues were $30.2 million, down 42% from $52.1 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2011, and down 31% from $43.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010.

For fiscal 2011, FormFactor posted revenue of $169.3 million, down 10% from $188.6 million in fiscal 2010.

On a GAAP basis, net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 was $27.0 million or $(0.54) per fully-diluted share, compared to a net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 of $9.9 million or $(0.20) per fully-diluted share, and a net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 of $20.4 million or $(0.40) per fully-diluted share. Net loss for fiscal 2011 was $66.0 million or $(1.31) per fully diluted share, compared to a net loss of $188.3 million or $(3.75) per fully-diluted share for fiscal 2010.

On a Non-GAAP basis, net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 was $22.4 million, or $(0.45) per fully-diluted share, compared to a net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 of $6.2 million or $(0.12) per fully-diluted share, and a net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 of $14.9 million or $(0.29) per fully-diluted share. On a non-GAAP basis, net loss for fiscal 2011 was $53.5 million, or $(1.06) per fully-diluted share, compared to a net loss for fiscal 2010 of $98.4 million or $(1.96) per fully-diluted share. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP net loss and net loss per share is provided in the schedules included below.

Cash usage including stock repurchases for the fourth quarter was $19.3 million, compared to cash usage of $8.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 and cash usage of $24.2 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010. Stock buyback for the fourth quarter was $7.5 million, compared to stock buyback of $5.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 and $0.6 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010.

"During Q4 we faced deteriorating industry conditions in the DRAM industry as well as other parts of the PC supply chain, which resulted in significantly lower demand for our DRAM test products," said Tom St. Dennis, CEO of FormFactor. "Despite these challenges, we remain focused on continued improvement in operational performance as well as new product development for the SOC market."

The Company also today announced that Jim Prestridge has made the decision to not run for re-election as a director of the Company at its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

Carl Everett, Chairman of the Board of FormFactor, stated: "We regretfully accepted Jim's decision to step down as a director after our upcoming Annual Meeting. On behalf of the whole board, we thank Jim for his invaluable service and contribution to the Company over the past ten years. We will miss his guidance and contribution and wish Jim all the best in all his future endeavors."

The company has posted its revenue breakdown by region and market segment on the Investors section of its website at www.formfactor.com. FormFactor will conduct a conference call at 1:30 p.m. PST, or 4:30 p.m. EST, today.

The public is invited to listen to a live webcast of FormFactor's conference call on the Investors section of the company's website at www.formfactor.com. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The telephone replay will be available through February 09, 2012, 9:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, and can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) and entering confirmation code 13947545. Additionally, the replay will be available on the Investors section of our website, www.formfactor.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
This press release highlights the company's financial results on both a GAAP and a non-GAAP basis. The GAAP results include certain charges that are excluded from non-GAAP results. By publishing the non-GAAP measures, management intends to provide investors with additional information to further analyze the company's performance, core results and underlying trends. FormFactor's management evaluates results and makes operating decisions using both GAAP and non-GAAP measures included in this press release. Non-GAAP results are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, and non-GAAP information should be considered a supplement to, and not a substitute for, financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors and potential investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures attached to this press release.

About FormFactor:
Founded in 1993, FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) is a leader in advanced wafer probe cards, which are used by semiconductor manufacturers to electrically test integrated circuits, or ICs. The company's wafer sort, burn-in and device performance testing products move IC testing upstream from post-packaging to the wafer level, enabling semiconductor manufacturers to lower their overall production costs, improve yields, and bring next-generation devices to market. FormFactor is headquartered in Livermore, California with operations in Europe, Asia and North America. For more information, visit the company's website at www.formfactor.com.

FormFactor and the FormFactor logo are registered trademarks of FormFactor, Inc. All other product, trademark, company or service names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-looking Statements:
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding anticipated results, market conditions, expectations and operating plans. These forward-looking statements are based on current information and expectations that are inherently subject to change and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results might differ materially from those in any forward-looking statement due to various factors, including, but not limited to: changes in the market environment, including the demand for DRAM, Flash memory and system on chip, or SoC, devices and certain other semiconductor devices; the rate at which semiconductor manufacturers adopt the company's Matrix platform products, including its SmartMatrix product for DRAM devices, and its ATRE wafer test technology; and the company's ability to bring its manufacturing structure and operating expenses in line with revenues. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those in any forward-looking statement is contained in the company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 25, 2010, as filed with the SEC, and subsequent SEC filings, including the company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the first, second and third quarters of its fiscal 2011. Copies of the company's SEC filings are available at http://investors.formfactor.com/edgar.cfm. The company assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release, to revise any forward-looking statements or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements.

FORM-F



                              FORMFACTOR, INC.

              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                  (In thousands, except per share amounts)
                                (Unaudited)


                         Three Months Ended           Fiscal Year Ended
                     --------------------------  --------------------------
                     December 31,  December 25,  December 31,  December 25,
                         2011          2010          2011          2010
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------

Revenues             $     30,224  $     43,912  $    169,325  $    188,565
Cost of revenues           35,199        40,593       148,367       190,837
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Gross profit               (4,975)        3,319        20,958        (2,272)
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------

Operating expenses:
  Research and
   development             10,683        11,476        43,544        55,389
  Selling, general
   and
   administrative          11,964        14,398        46,705        67,208
  Restructuring
   charges, net               325         1,305           522        15,908
  Impairment of
   long-lived assets           98             -           549        56,401
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
    Total operating
     expenses              23,070        27,179        91,320       194,906
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Operating loss            (28,045)      (23,860)      (70,362)     (197,178)

Interest income, net          276           426         1,404         2,546
Other income
 (expense), net               941           431         1,076         4,426
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Loss before income
 taxes                    (26,828)      (23,003)      (67,882)     (190,206)
Provision for
 (benefit from)
 income taxes                 147        (2,592)       (1,901)       (1,920)
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------

Net loss             $    (26,975) $    (20,411) $    (65,981) $   (188,286)
                     ============  ============  ============  ============

Net loss per share:
  Basic and Diluted  $      (0.54) $      (0.40) $      (1.31) $      (3.75)
                     ============  ============  ============  ============

Weighted-average
 number of shares
 used in per share
 calculations:

  Basic and Diluted        49,967        50,573        50,521        50,246
                     ============  ============  ============  ============

Reconciliation of
 Non-GAAP Net Loss:

                         Three Months Ended           Fiscal Year Ended
                     --------------------------  --------------------------
                     December 31,  December 25,  December 31,  December 25,
                         2011          2010          2011          2010
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------

GAAP Net loss        $    (26,975) $    (20,411) $    (65,981) $   (188,286)
 Stock-based
  compensation, net
  of related income-
  tax impact *              4,188         4,242        13,849        17,613
 Restructuring
  charges, net of
  related income-tax
  impact *                    325         1,305           522        15,908
 Income tax
  valuation
  allowance release             -             -        (2,450)            -
 Impairment of long-
  lived assets, net
  of related income-
  tax impact *                 98             -           549        56,401
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
 Non-GAAP net loss   $    (22,364) $    (14,864) $    (53,511) $    (98,364)
                     ============  ============  ============  ============

 Non-GAAP net loss
  per share:
    Basic and
     Diluted         $      (0.45) $      (0.29) $      (1.06) $      (1.96)
                     ============  ============  ============  ============

Weighted-average
 number of shares
 used in per share
 calculations:
    Basic and
     Diluted               49,967        50,573        50,521        50,246
                     ============  ============  ============  ============


* There was no related income tax impact to stock-based compensation,
 restructuring and impairment charges in fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 as a
 result of the valuation allowance recorded after the second quarter of
 fiscal 2009.





                              FORMFACTOR, INC.
                   CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                               (In thousands)
                                (Unaudited)


                                                 December 31,  December 25,
                                                     2011          2010
                                                 ------------  ------------
ASSETS
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                      $    139,049  $    121,207
  Marketable securities                               157,642       226,028
  Restricted cash                                           -           383
  Accounts receivable, net                             12,662        28,598
  Inventories                                          18,092        25,003
  Deferred tax assets                                   1,162           329
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets             8,368        14,743
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total current assets                              336,975       416,291
Restricted cash                                           317           297
Property and equipment, net                            35,132        37,311
Deferred tax assets                                     5,954         5,445
Other assets                                            4,693         6,710
                                                 ------------  ------------
     Total assets                                $    383,071  $    466,054
                                                 ============  ============

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable                               $      9,731  $     14,948
  Accrued liabilities                                  13,966        24,045
  Income taxes payable                                    100         1,894
  Deferred revenue                                      4,798         4,637
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total current liabilities                          28,595        45,524
Long-term income taxes payable                          4,112         4,248
Deferred rent and other liabilities                     3,712         5,081
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total liabilities                                  36,419        54,853
                                                 ------------  ------------
Stockholders' equity:
  Common stock and capital in excess of par
   value                                              652,074       651,315
  Accumulated other comprehensive income                2,700         2,027
  Accumulated deficit                                (308,122)     (242,141)
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total stockholders' equity                        346,652       411,201
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $    383,071  $    466,054
                                                 ============  ============

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