Süss MicroTec AG Publishes 2009 First Quarter Figures

Süss MicroTec AG Publishes 2009 First Quarter Figures

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SUSS MicroTec AG Publishes 2009 First Quarter Figures 

  - Sales of EUR 26.9 Million (Q1 2008: EUR 35.3 Million)

  - Order Entry of EUR 20.0 Million (Q1 2008: EUR 43.8 Million)

  - EBIT Amounts to EUR -0.8 Million (Q1 2008: EUR 1.6 Million)

  - Net Liquidity as of 3/31/2009 of EUR 11.6 Million (12/31/2008: EUR 9.4
    Million)

Munich, Germany, May 7, 2009 - SUSS MicroTec AG (business address:
Schleissheimer Straße 90, 85748 Garching, Germany; ISIN: DE0007226706),
listed in the Prime Standard of Deutsche Börse AG, released its financial
figures for the first quarter of 2009 today. At EUR 20.0 million, the order
entry of the first three months fell approximately 54 percent or EUR 23.8
million short of the corresponding figure from the previous year (EUR 43.8
million). The decline primarily reflects the drop in investments on the
part of production customers in the semiconductor industry as a result of
the global financial and economic crisis, while research and development
customers placed the usual level of orders.

SUSS MicroTec Group sales in the first quarter of 2009 amounted to EUR 26.9
million and, thereby, fell short of the comparable figure from the previous
year of EUR 35.3 million by approximately 24 percent. The sales split by
region shows significant sales declines around the world in comparison to
the same quarter of the previous year. Europe, however, proved an exception
with sales of EUR 12.6 million just beating the figure from same quarter of
the previous year of EUR 12.5 million. The order backlog as of March 31,
2009 amounted to EUR 63.4 million (March 31, 2008: EUR 83.8 million) after
EUR 69.7 million as of the end of the fiscal year on December 31, 2008.

EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) in
the first quarter of 2009 were slightly positive at EUR 0.5 million, yet
approximately EUR 2.2 million lower than in the same quarter of the
previous year (Q1 2008: EUR 2.7 million). Against the backdrop of
significantly lower sales than in the previous year's quarter, earnings
before interest and taxes (EBIT) at EUR -0.8 million remained slightly
negative (Q1 2008: EUR 1.6 million). Earnings after taxes (EAT) at EUR -1.1
million reached a level reduced by approximately EUR 2.1 million compared
to the same quarter of the previous year (EUR 1.0 million). The basic
earnings per share (EPS) thus amount to EUR -0.06 (Q1 2008: EUR 0.06).

The operating cash flow decreased from EUR 4.6 million in the same period
of the previous year to EUR 3.8 million. The free cash flow before
considering securities purchases of EUR 3.8 million (Q1 2008: EUR 9.0
million) amounted to EUR 1.9 million as of the end of the first quarter (Q1
2008: EUR 2.6 million). This gives the SUSS MicroTec Group liquid assets
and securities of EUR 24.4 million as of March 31, 2009. The net cash
position improved further and, as of March 31, 2009, totaled EUR 11.6
million (March 31, 2008: EUR 10.2 million) versus EUR 9.4 million as of the
end of the 2008 fiscal year.

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Contact:
SÜSS MicroTec AG
Julia Hartmann
Investor Relations / PR
Schleissheimer Strasse 90
85748 Garching, Deutschland
Tel.: +49 (0)89 32007-161
Fax: +49 (0)89 32007 336 
Email: julia.hartmann@suss.com


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Language:     English
Issuer:       Süss MicroTec AG
              Schleissheimer Strasse 90
              85748 Garching b. München
              Deutschland
Phone:        +49 (0)89 32007-161
Fax:          +49 (0)89 32007-336
E-mail:       ir@suss.com
Internet:     www.suss.com
ISIN:         DE0007226706
WKN:          722670
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart
 
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