Süss MicroTec AG Publishes Preliminary Figures for the 2009 Fiscal Year

Süss MicroTec AG Publishes Preliminary Figures for the 2009 Fiscal Year

Süss MicroTec AG / Preliminary Results

11.02.2010 07:58

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SUSS MicroTec AG Publishes Preliminary Figures for the 2009 Fiscal Year

  - Order Entry Totals EUR 96.3 Million (Previous Year: EUR 118.2 Million)

  - Sales Total EUR 103.9 Million (Previous Year: EUR 121.5 Million) 

  - Positive EBIT of EUR 2.8 Million (Previous Year: EUR -8.7 Million)

  - Free Cash Flow of EUR 8.9 Million (Previous Year: EUR 1.9 Million); Net
    Liquidity Improves to EUR 18.4 Million (Previous Year: EUR 9.4 Million)
    as of 12/31/2009

Garching near Munich, Germany, February 11, 2010 - SUSS MicroTec AG
(business address: Schleissheimer Strasse 90, 85748 Garching, Germany;
ISIN: DE0007226706), which is listed in the Prime Standard of Deutsche
Börse AG, published its preliminary figures for the 2009 fiscal year today.
Excluding the discontinued Test Systems division, the high-tech company
generated sales of EUR 103.9 million (previous year: EUR 121.5 million) in
the last fiscal year. It also recorded order entry of EUR 96.3 million
(previous year: EUR 118.2 million). Including the terminated division,
sales and order entry came in at EUR 120.3 million (previous year: EUR
149.3 million) and EUR 116.5 million (previous year: EUR 139.0 million)
respectively. As of December 31, 2009, the order backlog amounted to EUR
57.0 million (12/31/2008: EUR 65.1 million). Taking discontinued operations
into account, the order backlog totaled EUR 65.3 million at the end of the
fiscal year (12/31/2008: EUR 69.7 million).

Thanks to the restructuring and cost-cutting measures implemented in the
past fiscal year, the Company succeeded in posting positive earnings before
interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 2.8 million despite the considerable drop
in sales. Including the terminated Test Systems division, the Group's EBIT
before consideration of effects of change came to EUR 2.0 million.
Extraordinary charges of EUR 18.3 million had a major impact on the
previous year's EBIT, which amounted to EUR -11.0 million. Adjusted for the
suspended Test Systems operations, it was EUR -8.7 million.

The fourth quarter exceeded expectations in terms of both sales and order
entry. At EUR 40.8 million, order entry in the last three months (including
the suspended Test Systems division) was approximately 47 percent higher
than the previous year's figure of EUR 27.8 million. This was primarily
attributable to Asian production clients purchasing additional capacity. As
expected, sales did not reach the previous year's level of EUR 45.1
million, coming in at EUR 39.0 million. However, sales in Q4 (including
discontinued operations) significantly exceeded the sales volume seen in
the previous three quarters.

Liquidity

Cash and securities amounted to EUR 31.1 million at the end of the 2009
fiscal year. Net liquidity increased significantly by the end of 2009,
coming to EUR 18.4 million (December 31, 2008: EUR 9.4 million). The free
cash flow before consideration of available-for-sale securities totaled EUR
8.9 million as of the end of the 2009 fiscal year (previous year: EUR 1.9
million).

The final key figures for the 2009 fiscal year - which may deviate from
those given above - will be published on March 30, 2010.

End of the ad hoc announcement

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
Company:      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, München, Hamburg, Stuttgart
 
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