ALi Corporation (3041TT) today held its 2014 fourth quarter online earnings conference and announced consolidated revenue of NT$1,127 million, consolidated gross profit of NT$441 million with consolidated gross profit margin of 39%, consolidated operating income of NT$2 million, net income of NT$36 million, and basic earnings per share of NT$0.12 for the fourth quarter ended December 31st, 2014. Additionally, the company announced 2014 annual consolidated revenue of NT$4,647 million, consolidated gross profit of NT$2,062 million with consolidated gross profit margin of 44%, consolidated operating income of NT$238 million, net income of NT$265 million, and basic earnings per share of NT$0.90.
ALi Corporation stated that fourth quarter’s revenue with a decrease of 19% on a quarter-over-quarter basis reflected slowing demand for most retail products and was also a result of customers’ year-end stocktaking. Though fourth quarter’s revenue decreased 8% compared to a year ago, the company saw higher revenue contributions from the retail high-definition product and Pay-TV product segments. Consolidated gross profit margin was 39%, down 4 percentage points compared to the level of previous quarter due to product mix. Consolidated operating profit, affected by both decreasing revenue and gross margin, also slipped compared to previous quarter.
ALi Corporation further announced its consolidated 2014 revenue grew by 12% year-over-year. The sales increase reflected the progress in retail high-definition product revenue under the effort in diversifying product deployment and broadening client base and a long-term growth momentum from Pay-TV operator markets as a result of the company’s continuous cultivation and investment. 2014 consolidated gross profit margin was 44%, similar to the level of 2013. 2014 operating profit surged on a year-over-year basis, mainly due to higher revenue base, stable gross margin trend and expense cutting as well.
As to the product line contribution in the fourth quarter, STB accounted for around 90~95% of the revenue. ALi’s STB end markets can be categorized into retail HD, retail SD, retail IP STB (OTT), and Pay-TV operators, which accounted for 50~55%, 25~30%, 0~5%, and 20~25% of STB revenue respectively. Regarding the product line contribution in 2014, STB accounted for over 90% of the revenue. Retail HD, retail SD, retail IP STB (OTT), and Pay-TV operators accounted for 40~45%, 25~30%, 0~5% and 25~30% of STB revenue, respectively.