SÜSS MicroTec AG: Preliminary Figures for Order Entry in Q4 2015 Once Again Above Prior Expectations

SÜSS MicroTec AG: Preliminary Figures for Order Entry in Q4 2015 Once Again Above Prior Expectations

SÜSS MicroTec AG / Key word(s): Incoming Orders

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SUSS MicroTec AG: Preliminary Figures for Order Entry in Q4 2015 Once Again
Above Prior Expectations

Garching, January 12, 2016 - SUSS MicroTec, a leading supplier of equipment
and process solutions for the semiconductor and related markets, publishes
its preliminary figures for the Q4 2015 order entry.

Following preliminary estimates, an order entry of approximately EUR 79.8
million was achieved in the fourth quarter 2015 (previous year: EUR 44.0
million). This is the highest order entry in our company history. So far
the highest order entry was EUR 70.4 million and was achieved in Q4 2000.
This new record high, which is once again well above the previously
published lower limit of our guidance of EUR 65 million, is due to the
prolonged high demand for lithography solutions for advanced packaging
applications and photomask equipment tools. This is especially remarkable
because of the dull outlook for the semiconductor industry in the second
half of 2015.

At this point in time it is very difficult to make a reliable order entry
forecast for the first quarter of 2016, because of the prevailing short
term decisions of customers. We still assume that customers have pulled in
orders from 2016 into 2015 and that due to the lowered market expectations
the order activity will slow down considerably compared to Q4 2015. The
order volume in Q1 2016 will be clearly below the level of the fourth
quarter of 2015.

The final key figures for the 2015 fiscal year - which may deviate from
those given above - will be published on March 30, 2016.




Contact:
SUSS MicroTec AG
Franka Schielke
Schleissheimer Strasse 90
85748 Garching, Deutschland
Tel.: +49 (0)89 32007-161
Fax: +49 (0)89 32007-451 
Email: franka.schielke@suss.com


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Language:     English
Company:      SÜSS MicroTec AG
              Schleissheimer Strasse 90
              85748 Garching
              Germany
Phone:        +49 (0)89 32007-161
Fax:          
E-mail:       ir@suss.com
Internet:     www.suss.com
ISIN:         DE000A1K0235
WKN:          A1K023
Listed:       Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated
              Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich,
              Stuttgart
 
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