FormFactor, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results

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FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008, that ended on December 27, 2008. Quarterly revenues were $39.9 million, down 24.1% from $52.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2008, and down 66.9% from $120.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007. For fiscal 2008, FormFactor posted revenue of $210.2 million, down 54.5% from $462.2 million in fiscal 2007.

Net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 was $30.0 million or $(0.61) per share, which included $3.3 million or $0.07 per share of stock-based compensation, net of tax. This compares to net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 of $14.0 million or $(0.29) per share, which included $3.3 million or $0.07 per share of stock-based compensation, net of tax and a one-time tax benefit of $2.8 million or $0.06 per share from the settlement of certain tax audits. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 was $14.4 million or $0.29 per share on a fully diluted basis, which included $4.3 million or $0.09 per share of stock-based compensation, net of tax. The fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 results also include $4.9 million in pre-tax non-cash restructuring and asset impairment charges related to a write-down of a Livermore facility held for sale and in-progress construction assets in Singapore as well as a $4.1 million pre-tax charge for bad debt reserve.

Net loss for fiscal 2008 was $80.6 million or $(1.65) per share, which included $15.7 million, or $0.32 per share of stock-based compensation, net of tax, compared to net income of $72.9 million or $1.47 per share on a fully diluted basis for fiscal 2007, which included $17.2 million, or $0.35 per share of stock-based compensation, net of tax. Net loss for fiscal 2008 includes $9.2 million in pre-tax restructuring charges, $4.4 million in pre-tax non-cash asset impairment charges as well as a $4.1 million pre-tax charge for bad debt reserve as noted above.

"The global economic slowdown has significantly reduced demand for semiconductor devices in general, and for memory devices in particular," said Mario Ruscev, CEO of FormFactor. "We have worked to align our operating plans and structure with the current business environment in order to improve our operating efficiency. We move into 2009 with a broad range of outstanding products and a firm commitment to innovation and continuous product improvement. Overall, we remain focused on increasing our customers' test efficiency."

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 web cast of FormFactor's conference call on the Investors section of the company's website at www.formfactor.com. An audio replay of the conference call will also be made available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The audio replay will remain available until February 1, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. PST and can be accessed by dialing 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 and entering confirmation code 4718123.

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 operations, business outlook, demand for our products and future growth. 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 certain semiconductor devices, including DRAM and Flash memory devices; the company's ability to align its operating plans and structure with the current business environment to improve its operating efficiency; and the company's ability to develop innovative testing technologies, to timely deliver and qualify new products that meet its customers' testing requirements and lower their overall cost of test. 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 period ended December 29, 2007 and the company's filings on Form 10-Q for the quarterly periods in its fiscal 2008 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and subsequent SEC filings. 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.
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