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Biostar aims to ship 90,000 SFF PCs this year
Charles Chou, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 21 June 2005]

Biostar Microtech International expects to ship 90,000 iDEQ-series small form factor (SFF) systems in 2005, up 38% on year, according to company chairman Wang Ming-I. The motherboard maker also projects its eDEQ-series LCD PC shipments will top 130,000 units this year, said Wang.

In addition, Biostar aims to ship 3.14 million motherboards in 2005, up slightly from about three million units in 2004.

The second-tier motherboard maker reached pretax earnings per share (EPS) of NT$0.67 for the first five months of 2005, after returning to profitability in the first quarter, according to the company.

Biostar recorded profits of NT$33.036 million and EPS of NT$0.3 in the first quarter. In 2004, the maker had negative earnings per share of NT$1.31 and suffered a loss of NT$143.442 million.

Biostar’s revamped product strategy has begun taking effect, said the company. The maker posted gross margins of 10% in the first quarter, up from 8.91% in 2004.

Biostar: May 2004 - May 2005 revenues (NT$m)

Month

Sales

M/M

Y/Y

YTD

Y/Y

May-05

479

(3.7%)

23.6%

2,324

9.4%

Apr-05

498

7.2%

18.1%

1,845

6.2%

Mar-05

464

30.5%

(5%)

1,347

2.4%

Feb-05

356

(32.4%)

(28.4%)

883

6.8%

Jan-05

527

(16.3%)

59.7%

527

59.7%

Dec-04

629

37%

46.9%

5,639

(0.4%)

Nov-04

459

10.3%

(11.4%)

5,009

(4.3%)

Oct-04

416

(32.3%)

(18.1%)

4,550

(3.5%)

Sep-04

615

27.2%

7.5%

4,134

(1.8%)

Aug-04

483

3.3%

10.1%

3,519

(3.2%)

Jul-04

468

5.6%

18.4%

3,036

(5.1%)

Jun-04

443

14.2%

4.7%

2,568

(8.4%)

May-04

388

(8%)

(3.2%)

2,125

(10.7%)

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, June 2005

Biostar: 1Q 2004 - 1Q 2005 revenues (NT$m)

Quarter

Sales

Q/Q

Y/Y

YTD

Y/Y

1Q-05

1,350

(7.2%)

2.6%

1,350

2.6%

4Q-04

1,454

(7.1%)

(0.1%)

5,588

(1.3%)

3Q-04

1,566

25%

11.4%

4,134

(1.8%)

2Q-04

1,252

(4.8%)

(0.7%)

2,568

(8.4%)

1Q-04

1,315

(9.6%)

(14.6%)

1,315

(14.6%)

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, June 2005

Biostar: 1Q 2004 - 1Q 2005 balance sheet (NT$k)

Item

1Q-2005

4Q-2004

3Q-2004

2Q-2004

1Q-2004

Current assets

2,060,500

2,176,574

2,336,730

2,078,362

2,179,491

Long-term investments

106,104

113,292

111,404

113,146

143,129

Fixed assets (net)

354,762

360,829

384,346

387,265

389,803

Other assets

33,826

38,137

35,499

45,802

37,404

Assets

2,555,192

2,688,832

2,867,979

2,624,575

2,749,827

Current liabilities

1,329,585

1,497,149

1,517,078

1,311,338

1,301,197

Noncurrent interest-bearing liabilities

0

0

0

0

1,544

Other liabilities

40,079

38,917

39,797

38,893

37,475

Liabilities

1,369,664

1,536,066

1,556,875

1,350,231

1,340,216

Stockholders' equity

1,185,528

1,152,766

1,311,104

1,274,344

1,409,611

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, June 2005

Biostar: 1Q 2004 - 1Q 2005 income statement (NT$k)

Item

1Q-2005

4Q-2004

3Q-2004

2Q-2004

1Q-2004

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

Gross sales

1,349,946

 

1,413,574

 

1,606,477

 

1,252,442

 

1,315,398

 

Net sales

1,349,946

100%

1,454,354

102.9%

1,565,697

97.5%

1,252,442

100%

1,315,398

100%

Gross profit (loss) from operations

126,250

9.4%

136,116

9.6%

136,939

8.5%

107,232

8.6%

117,918

9%

Operating expenses

77,687

5.8%

172,500

12.2%

99,984

6.2%

133,219

10.6%

94,725

7.2%

Operating income (loss)

48,563

3.6%

-36,384

-2.6%

36,955

2.3%

-25,987

-2.1%

23,193

1.8%

Non-operating revenues and gains

1,967

0.1%

1,030

0.1%

16,205

1%

6,144

0.5%

2,401

0.2%

Non-operating expenses and losses

9,029

0.7%

121,705

8.6%

12,881

0.8%

22,783

1.8%

11,007

0.8%

Income from continuing operations before income tax

41,501

3.1%

-157,059

-11.1%

40,279

2.5%

-42,626

-3.4%

14,587

1.1%

Net income (loss)

33,036

2.4%

-154,192

-10.9%

36,279

2.3%

-37,616

-3%

12,087

0.9%

Simple earnings per share (NT$)

0.3

 

-1.4

 

0.4

 

-0.4

 

0.1

 

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, June 2005

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