SÜSS MicroTec AG: Preliminary Figures for 2011 Fiscal Year Published

SÜSS MicroTec AG: Preliminary Figures for 2011 Fiscal Year Published


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10.02.2012 / 07:29


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SUSS MicroTec: Preliminary Figures for 2011 Fiscal Year Published

- SUSS MicroTec successful in growth markets

- Further improvement of solid financial position

- Sales plus 26% to EUR 175.4 million

- EBIT up 30% to EUR 18.6 million

- Net liquidity increased further to EUR 42.0 million

Garching, Ferbuary 10, 2012 - SUSS MicroTec, a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor and related markets, published its preliminary figures for the very successful 2011 fiscal year today.

The high-tech company generated sales of EUR 175.4 million (previous year: EUR 139.1 million) in the last fiscal year. It also recorded an order entry of EUR 143.1 million (previous year: EUR 189.3 million). The order backlog amounted to EUR 83.7 million (12/31/2010: EUR 116.1 million).

Thanks to a further increase in sales, the company generated earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of EUR 18.6 million (previous year: EUR 14.3 million). The EBIT-margin increased from 10.3% to 10.6%. The EBIT includes extraordinary charges of EUR 1.4 million for the relocation of the bonder division from Waterbury, USA, to Sternenfels (extraordinary gain previous year: EUR 0.3 million). Taking this into consideration the adjusted EBIT is at EUR 20.0 million (previous year: EUR 14.0 million).

Order entry for the fourth quarter came in at EUR 24.5 million and was on the upper end of the adjusted guidance from December 2011. Sales amounted to EUR 44.9 million, which is above the high level of the previous year (EUR 42.5 million).

Cash and interest bearing securities amounted to EUR 56.4 million at the end of the 2011 fiscal year. Net liquidity increased by 21%, coming to EUR 42.0 million (December 31, 2010: EUR 34.6 million). The Free Cash Flow for the fiscal year, before security transactions and extraordinary effects as well as M&A transactions, was EUR 3.5 million (previous year: EUR 14.1 million).

The final key figures for the 2011 fiscal year - which may deviate from those given above - will be published on March 30, 2012.



About SUSS MicroTec
SUSS MicroTec, listed on TecDAX of Deutsche Boerse AG, is a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for microstructuring in the semiconductor industry and related markets. In close cooperation with research institutes and industry partners SUSS MicroTec contributes to the advancement of next-generation technologies such as 3D Integration and nanoimprint lithography as well as key processes for MEMS and LED manufacturing. With a global infrastructure for applications and service SUSS MicroTec supports more than 8.000 installed systems worldwide. SUSS MicroTec is headquartered in Garching near Munich, Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.suss.com

Disclaimer:
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the business, financial performance and earnings of SUSS MicroTec AG and its subsidiaries and associates. Forward-looking statements are based on current plans, estimates, projections and expectations and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to estimate and which in general are beyond the control of SUSS MicroTec AG. Consequently, actual developments as well as actual earnings and performance may differ materially from those which explicitly or implicitly assumed in the forward-looking statements. SUSS MicroTec AG does not intend or accept any obligation to publish updates of these forward-looking statements




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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