Publication of the Preliminary Figures for the Fiscal Year 2015 - Sales and EBIT slightly above own Expectations

Publication of the Preliminary Figures for the Fiscal Year 2015 - Sales and EBIT slightly above own Expectations

DGAP-News: SÜSS MicroTec AG / Key word(s): Preliminary Results

2016-02-11 / 07:38
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Publication of the Preliminary Figures for the Fiscal Year 2015 - Sales and EBIT slightly above own Expectations

Garching, February 11, 2016 - SUSS MicroTec, a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor and related markets, publishes its preliminary figures for the 2015 fiscal year today.

The Company generated sales of EUR 148.5 million (previous year: EUR 145.3 million) in the last fiscal year and booked an order entry of EUR 188.6 million (previous year: EUR 134.3 million). The order backlog amounted to EUR 117.6 million (12/31/2014: EUR 75.6 million). Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) came in at EUR 5.0 million (previous year: EUR 8.4 million). The EBIT for 2015 includes no material special effects. The EBIT for 2014 includes a special income from written-off receivables of EUR 1.3 million. It also includes a severance payment of EUR 1.0 million.

Order entry in Q4 2015 came in at EUR 79.7 million (previous year: EUR 44.0 million). Sales of EUR 55.1 million were above the level of the previous year (EUR 50.3 million). The EBIT reached EUR 6.7 million after EUR 8.3 million in the previous year. The EBIT for Q4 2014 includes an unexpected income from written-off receivables of EUR 0.6 million.

The Free Cash Flow for the fiscal year before security transactions was EUR 1.3 million, compared to EUR 2.1 million in the previous year. Net liquidity increased from EUR 38.0 million to EUR 40.0 million on December 31, 2015.

Taking the order backlog at the yearend 2015 and the expected order entry for the first half of 2016 into account, the Company guides sales for the fiscal year to come in between EUR 170 million and EUR 180 million. The operating result (EBIT) is expected to be in the bandwidth of EUR 9 -13 million. For the first quarter 2016 the management board expects an order intake between EUR 25 and 35 million.

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

Disclaimer
All statements in this release other than historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "believe", "expect", "intend", "anticipate", "estimate", "should", "may", "will", "plan" and similar words and terms used in relation to the enterprise are meant to indicate forward-looking statements of this kind. The company accepts no obligation toward the general public to update or correct forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, as a result of which actual events may diverge numerically from expectations. The forward-looking statements reflect the view at the time they were made.

About SUSS MicroTec
SUSS MicroTec 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 www.suss.com




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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