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FormFactor, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results


October 27, 2011 - Livermore, CA

FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) today announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 that ended on September 24, 2011. Quarterly revenues were $52.1 million, up 12% from $46.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2011, and up 10% from $47.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2010.

On a GAAP basis, net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 was $9.9 million or $(0.20) per fully-diluted share, compared to a net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 of $7.7 million or $(0.15) per fully-diluted share, and a net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 of $95.8 million or $(1.90) per fully-diluted share.

On a Non-GAAP basis, net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 was $6.2 million or $(0.12) per fully-diluted share, compared to a net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 of $8.9 million or $(0.17) per fully-diluted share, and a net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 of $27.7 million or $(0.55) per fully-diluted share.

Cash usage excluding stock repurchases for the third quarter was $3.1 million, compared to cash usage of $8.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 and cash usage of $26.2 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2010.

"We continued to make progress on our turnaround plan in Q3 despite a challenging DRAM environment," said Tom St. Dennis, CEO of FormFactor. "We maintained our revenue growth while staying focused on reducing our cash consumption."

The company extended its share repurchase program for another twelve months. Through Q3 of fiscal 2011, the company has purchased 1,145,283 shares at a total cost of $9.5 million. Under the current repurchase program, the company is authorized to purchase an additional $40.5 million of shares.

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. PDT, or 4:30 p.m. EDT, today.

The public is invited to listen to a live webcast of FormFactor's conference call on the Investors section of the company's website at www.formfactor.com. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The telephone replay will be available through October 29, 2011, 9:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, and can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) and entering confirmation code 13947545. Additionally, the replay will be available on the Investors section of our website, www.formfactor.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
This press release highlights the company's financial results on both a GAAP and a non-GAAP basis. The GAAP results include certain charges that are excluded from non-GAAP results. By publishing the non-GAAP measures, management intends to provide investors with additional information to further analyze the company's performance, core results and underlying trends. FormFactor's management evaluates results and makes operating decisions using both GAAP and non-GAAP measures included in this press release. Non-GAAP results are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, and non-GAAP information should be considered a supplement to, and not a substitute for, financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors and potential investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures attached to this press release.

About FormFactor:
Founded in 1993, FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) is a leader in advanced wafer probe cards, which are used by semiconductor manufacturers to electrically test integrated circuits, or ICs. The company's wafer sort, burn-in and device performance testing products move IC testing upstream from post-packaging to the wafer level, enabling semiconductor manufacturers to lower their overall production costs, improve yields, and bring next-generation devices to market. FormFactor is headquartered in Livermore, California with operations in Europe, Asia and North America. For more information, visit the company's website at www.formfactor.com.

FormFactor and the FormFactor logo are registered trademarks of FormFactor, Inc. All other product, trademark, company or service names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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 anticipated results, market conditions, expectations and operating plans. 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 DRAM, Flash memory and system on chip, or SoC, devices and certain other semiconductor devices; the rate at which semiconductor manufacturers adopt the company's Matrix platform products, including its SmartMatrix product for DRAM devices, and its ATRE wafer test technology; and the company's ability to bring its manufacturing structure and operating expenses in line with revenues. 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 year ended December 25, 2010, as filed with the SEC, and subsequent SEC filings, including the company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the first and second quarters of its fiscal 2011. 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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FORMFACTOR, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
---------------------------- ----------------------------
September 24, September 25, September 24, September 25,
2011 2010 2011 2010
------------- ------------- ------------- -------------

Revenues $ 52,115 $ 47,347 $ 139,101 $ 144,653
Cost of revenues 40,141 54,541 113,168 150,244
------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
Gross profit 11,974 (7,194) 25,933 (5,591)
------------- ------------- ------------- -------------

Operating
expenses:
Research and
development 10,423 12,825 32,861 43,913
Selling, general
and
administrative 11,200 16,219 34,741 52,810
Restructuring
charges, net 258 8,539 197 14,603
Impairment of
long-lived
assets 100 55,402 451 56,401
------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
Total operating
expenses 21,981 92,985 68,250 167,727
------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
Operating loss (10,007) (100,179) (42,317) (173,318)

Interest income,
net 335 623 1,128 2,120
Other income
(expense), net (75) 3,960 135 3,995
------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
Loss before
income taxes (9,747) (95,596) (41,054) (167,203)
Provision for
(benefit from)
income taxes 157 231 (2,048) 672
------------- ------------- ------------- -------------

Net loss $ (9,904) $ (95,827) $ (39,006) $ (167,875)
============= ============= ============= =============

Net loss per
share:
Basic and
Diluted $ (0.20) $ (1.90) $ (0.77) $ (3.35)
============= ============= ============= =============

Weighted-average
number of shares
used in per
share
calculations:

Basic and
Diluted 50,747 50,431 50,719 50,136
============= ============= ============= =============



Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Net Loss: Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended ---------------------------- ---------------------------- September September September September 24, 25, 24, 25, 2011 2010 2011 2010 ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- GAAP Net loss $ (9,904) $ (95,827) $ (39,006) $ (167,875) Stock-based compensation, net of related income-tax impact * 3,339 4,219 9,661 13,371 Restructuring charges, net of related income- tax impact * 258 8,539 197 14,603 Income tax valuation allowance release - - (2,450) - Impairment of long-lived assets, net of related income- tax impact * 100 55,402 451 56,401 ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- Non-GAAP net loss $ (6,207) $ (27,667) $ (31,147) $ (83,500) ============= ============= ============= ============= Non-GAAP net loss per share: Basic and Diluted $ (0.12) $ (0.55) $ (0.61) $ (1.67) ============= ============= ============= ============= Weighted-average number of shares used in per share calculations: Basic and Diluted 50,747 50,431 50,719 50,136 ============= ============= ============= ============= * There was no related income tax impact to stock-based compensation, restructuring and impairment charges in fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 as a result of the valuation allowance recorded after the second quarter of fiscal 2009.



 FORMFACTOR, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands) (Unaudited) September 24, December 25, 2011 2010 ------------- -------------ASSETSCurrent assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 140,933 $ 121,207 Marketable securities 175,099 226,028 Restricted cash - 383 Accounts receivable, net 29,142 28,598 Inventories 20,647 25,003 Deferred tax assets 304 329 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 11,250 14,743 ------------- ------------- Total current assets 377,375 416,291 Restricted cash 297 297 Property and equipment, net 34,872 37,311 Deferred tax assets 7,417 5,445 Other assets 3,987 6,710 ------------- ------------- Total assets $ 423,948 $ 466,054 ============= ============= LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITYCurrent liabilities: Accounts payable $ 18,120 $ 14,948 Accrued liabilities 14,170 24,045 Income taxes payable - 1,894 Deferred revenue 5,960 4,637 ------------- ------------- Total current liabilities 38,250 45,524Long-term income taxes payable 4,155 4,248Deferred rent and other liabilities 4,205 5,081 ------------- ------------- Total liabilities 46,610 54,853 ------------- -------------Stockholders' equity: Common stock and capital in excess of par value 655,501 651,315 Accumulated other comprehensive income 2,983 2,027 Accumulated deficit (281,146) (242,141) ------------- ------------- Total stockholders' equity 377,338 411,201 ------------- ------------- Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 423,948 $ 466,054 ============= ============= 

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