ALi Corporation (3041TT) today held its 2015 fourth quarter online earnings conference and announced consolidated revenue of NT$1,111 million, consolidated gross profit of NT$465 million with consolidated gross profit margin of 42%, consolidated operating income of NT$1.37 million, net profit of NT$18 million, and basic earnings per share of NT$0.06 for the fourth quarter ended Dec 31st, 2015. Additionally, the company announced 2015 consolidated annual revenue of NT$3,632 million, consolidated gross profit of NT$1,505 million with consolidated gross profit margin of 41%, consolidated operating loss of NT$223 million, net loss of NT$86 million, and basic earnings per share of -NT$0.29 for the whole year ended Dec 31st 2015.
ALi Corporation stated that fourth quarter revenue, reflecting higher contribution from Pay-TV operator market in emerging countries, reached NT$1,111 million, up 17% on a quarter-over-quarter basis and at similar level compared to corresponding period last year. Consolidated gross profit margin was 42%, down one percentage point compared to the level of previous quarter due to product mix. Despite increasing consolidated operating expenses from the previous quarter, the company turned in an operating profit in the fourth quarter thanks to the revenue growth.
ALi Corporation further announced its FY 2015 consolidated revenue declined by 22% year-over-year to NT$3,632 million. The sales decrease mainly reflected slowing demand in the retail product market; however, the company still sees growth momentum from Pay-TV operator market as a result of the company’s continuous cultivation and investment in opportunities arising from regional TV signal digitalization and expanding client base in emerging markets. FY 2015 consolidated gross profit margin was 41%, down three percentage points from FY 2014. FY 2015 consolidated operating expenses showed only a slight decrease as the company continued to invest in R&D of critical technologies and products. FY 2015 bottom-line turned in a loss mainly because the revenue was insufficient to cover total costs and expenses.
Product segments categorized into retail STB, Pay-TV operator STB and others (Non-STB) respectively accounted for 40~45%, 50~55% and 5~10% of the total consolidated revenue in the fourth quarter. Regarding the product line contribution in FY 2015, retail STB, Pay-TV operator STB and others (Non-STB) accounted for 50~55%, 35~40% and 5~10%, respectively.