Diodes CEO says well positioned to continue delivering consistent profitability
CEO Keh-Shew Lu says: "Diodes achieved another quarter of record financials, resulting in increased profitability and cash flow from operations. Our nine-month revenue grew 5.4% over the same period last year, while earnings increased over 30%. This growth is especially notable at a time during which our served market was down more than 6.5%. EBITDA also set a new quarterly record and represents the second consecutive quarter to exceed a $300 million annualized run-rate as it approaches 25% of total revenue. Further, gross margin remains solidly above 37% of revenue as product mix continues to benefit from record revenue in the automotive end market as well as our Pericom-branded IC products. Overall, I am very pleased with our year-to-date performance as we carefully navigate the seasonal softness and inventory adjustments that are typical of our industry as we approach year-end. Longer-term, Diodes remains well positioned to continue delivering consistent profitability growth with an ongoing focus on content gains in high-growth areas such as connected cars, high-end servers and storage, 5G as well as IoT."