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Kulicke & Soffa is a provider of semiconductor packaging and electronic assembly solutions supporting the global automotive, consumer, communications, computing and industrial segments. It operates in two segments, Capital Equipment and Aftermarket Products and Services (APS). The Capital Equipment segment manufactures and sells a line of ball bonders, wafer level bonders, wedge bonders, advanced packaging, and electronic assembly solutions. The APS segment manufactures and sells various tools for semiconductor packaging applications.
TypePublic
Founded1951
HQSingapore, SG
Websitekns.com
Employee Ratings3.6
Overall CultureF

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2020)2,544(+4%)
Job Openings134
Revenue (FY, 2021)$1.5 B(+144%)
Share Price (May 2022)$52.6(+5%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
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Key People/Management at Kulicke & Soffa

Fusen Chen

Fusen Chen

President & Chief Executive Officer
Tong Liang Cheam

Tong Liang Cheam

Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Lester Wong

Lester Wong

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Nelson Wong

Nelson Wong

Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Global Supply Chain
Lisa Lim

Lisa Lim

Vice President, Global Human Resources
Chan Pin Chong

Chan Pin Chong

Executive Vice President & General Manager, Products & Solutions
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Kulicke & Soffa Office Locations

Kulicke & Soffa has offices in Singapore, Fort Washington, Santa Ana, Shanghai and in 14 other locations
Singapore, SG (HQ)
23A Serangoon North Avenue 5 No. 01-01 K&S
Shanghai, CN
Building No. 4, No. 34 Alley 122, Chun Xiao Road, Zhang Jiang Hi-Tech Park
Shenzhen, CN
Rm 2305, 23 Floor Tiley Central Plaza (A Tower), Haide 3rd Road
Suzhou, CN
255 Su Hong Mid Road, Suzhou Industrial Park
Nürnberg, DE
Beuthener Strasse 41 Building 11, Zwischenbau
Haifa, IL
No. 4, Habonim Hachofshiyim Street P.O. Box 25492
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Kulicke & Soffa Financials and Metrics

Kulicke & Soffa Revenue

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Kulicke & Soffa's revenue was reported to be $1.52 b in FY, 2021
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Revenue (Q2, 2022)

384.3m

Gross profit (Q2, 2022)

201.7m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2022), %

52.5%

Net income (Q2, 2022)

116.0m

EBIT (Q2, 2022)

129.3m

Market capitalization (17-May-2022)

3.3b

Closing stock price (17-May-2022)

52.6

Cash (2-Apr-2022)

460.5m

EV

2.9b
Kulicke & Soffa's current market capitalization is $3.3 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Revenue

540.1m623.2m1.5b

Cost of goods sold

285.5m325.2m820.7m

Gross profit

254.6m298.0m697.0m

Gross profit Margin, %

47%48%46%
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021Q1, 2022Q2, 2022

Revenue

144.3m150.7m150.5m267.9m340.2m424.3m460.9m384.3m

Cost of goods sold

73.9m81.4m81.0m146.4m191.7m228.6m237.7m182.6m

Gross profit

70.4m69.3m69.4m121.5m148.5m195.7m223.2m201.7m

Gross profit Margin, %

49%46%46%45%44%46%48%52%
Annual
USDFY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Cash

364.2m188.1m362.8m

Accounts Receivable

195.8m198.6m421.2m

Prepaid Expenses

15.4m19.6m23.6m

Inventories

89.3m111.8m167.3m
Quarterly
Annual
USDFY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Net Income

11.7m52.3m367.2m

Depreciation and Amortization

20.3m19.7m19.8m

Inventories

24.1m(26.2m)(52.7m)

Accounts Payable

(53.8m)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021Q1, 2022Q2, 2022

Net Income

13.5m25.4m36.5m48.4m119.7m233.5m133.6m249.6m

Depreciation and Amortization

4.8m9.5m14.6m5.1m9.7m14.6m5.3m10.6m

Inventories

(7.0m)(19.0m)(28.0m)(13.1m)(29.3m)(40.8m)(31.4m)(44.4m)

Cash From Operating Activities

25.0m39.1m62.7m58.6m85.7m176.7m95.9m169.0m
USDFY, 2019

EV/EBIT

55.2 x

EV/CFO

18.1 x

Revenue/Employee

218.7k

Debt/Equity

0.1 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

1.4 x

P/E Ratio

129.8
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Kulicke & Soffa Operating Metrics

Kulicke & Soffa's Backlog was reported to be $787.2m in FY, 2021.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Backlog

$79.1 m$87.2 m$52.5 m$190.7 m$141.67 m$104.71 m$127.92 m$787.24 m

Certifications

33333333

Facilities Leased

55544444

Facilities Owned

11122222
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Kulicke & Soffa Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Uniqarta, Inc.January 19, 2021$26.5 m
Assembléon B.V.
K&S Worldwide, Inc.
Kulicke and Soffa Luxembourg S.à r.L
Kulicke and Soffa (Switzerland) Management GmbH
Kulicke & Soffa Foreign Investments, LLC
Kulicke & Soffa Global Holding Corporation
Kulicke & Soffa Global Investments, Inc.
Kulicke & Soffa Holdings B.V.
Kulicke & Soffa Holland Holdings B.V.
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Kulicke & Soffa Revenue Breakdown

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Kulicke & Soffa revenue breakdown by business segment: 86.5% from Capital Equipment and 13.5% from Aftermarket Products and Services

Kulicke & Soffa revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 55.6% from China, 18.1% from Taiwan, 5.4% from Hong Kong and 20.9% from Other

Kulicke & Soffa Cybersecurity Score

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C

78/100

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Kulicke & Soffa Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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Kulicke & Soffa Online and Social Media Presence

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Kulicke & Soffa Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    F

    19/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    10/100

  • Compensation

    F

    10/100

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Kulicke & Soffa News and Updates

Kulicke & Soffa sets $150 million ASR, representing nearly 5% of market cap

Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. announced Wednesday that it has entered into a $150 million accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreement. The semiconductor maker said the ASR is part of its current $800 million share repurchase program. The chip maker's stock was little changed in premarket tra…

Kulicke & Soffa doubles stock buyback program to $800 million, extends duration by 3 years

Shares of Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. gained 1.0% in preamarket trading Thursday, after the semiconductor maker said it would boost its stock repurchase authorization by an additional $400 million to $800 million. The increased authorization represents about 24% of the company's market capi…

Kulicke & Soffa Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) ("Kulicke & Soffa," "K&S" or the "Company"), today announced financial results of its first fiscal quarter ended January 1, 2022. The Company reported first quarter net revenue of $460.9 million, net income of $133.6 million, representing EP…

Kulicke & Soffa Expands Thermal Compression Bonding Capabilities To Accelerate Innovation In The Integration Of Semiconductor And Silicon Photonics

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) ("Kulicke & Soffa", "K&S" or the "Company"), a global leader in the design and manufacture of semiconductor, LED and electronic assembly equipment, announced it is expanding its Thermal Compression Bonding (TCB) capabilities to accelerate inn…

Kulicke & Soffa Schedules First Quarter 2022 Conference Call for 8AM EST, February 3rd, 2022

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) ("Kulicke & Soffa", "K&S" or the "Company"), a global leader in the design and manufacture of semiconductor, LED and electronic assembly equipment, today announced a conference call is scheduled to discuss the Company's first fiscal quarter 20…

Kulicke & Soffa Launches KNeXt™ - The Next Generation Industry 4.0 Software Platform

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) ("Kulicke & Soffa", "K&S" or the "Company") announced at SEMICON Taiwan the launch of KNeXt™, the new web-based industry 4.0 software solution that connects K&S equipment and enables fleet management, factory automation and productivity i…
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Kulicke & Soffa Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Kulicke & Soffa founded?

    Kulicke & Soffa was founded in 1951.

  • Who are Kulicke & Soffa key executives?

    Kulicke & Soffa's key executives are Fusen Chen, Tong Liang Cheam and Lester Wong.

  • How many employees does Kulicke & Soffa have?

    Kulicke & Soffa has 2,544 employees.

  • What is Kulicke & Soffa revenue?

    Latest Kulicke & Soffa annual revenue is $1.5 b.

  • What is Kulicke & Soffa revenue per employee?

    Latest Kulicke & Soffa revenue per employee is $596.6 k.

  • Who are Kulicke & Soffa competitors?

    Competitors of Kulicke & Soffa include ASM Pacific Technology, DISCO and Besi.

  • Where is Kulicke & Soffa headquarters?

    Kulicke & Soffa headquarters is located at 23A Serangoon North Avenue 5 No. 01-01 K&S, Singapore.

  • Where are Kulicke & Soffa offices?

    Kulicke & Soffa has offices in Singapore, Fort Washington, Santa Ana, Shanghai and in 14 other locations.

  • How many offices does Kulicke & Soffa have?

    Kulicke & Soffa has 18 offices.