Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc (ASE,
The figure is down from NT$1.96 billion a year earlier, but up from a net loss of NT$9.094 billion in the previous quarter, the company said in a statement.
Earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter were NT$0.35, compared to an EPS of NT$0.44 a year earlier and loss per share of NT$2.08 for the second quarter.
Gross margins, meanwhile, climbed to 18.6 percent for the quarter from 11.4 percent during the previous quarter, and the figure is expected to rise above 20 percent for the fourth quarter, chief financial officer Joseph Tung (
"We are very pleased with our operating results for the third quarter," Chairman Jason Chang (
The fire at the Chungli plant caused around NT$8.7 billion in damage.
"The interruption in production caused by the accident was predominantly contained within one quarter and current production has already exceeded pre-fire levels," Chang said.
IC packaging accounted for the largest share of net revenues for the quarter with 68 percent, followed by testing at 20 percent and module assembly with 11 percent, the statement said.