Publication of the Q1 Figures for 2016

Publication of the Q1 Figures for 2016

DGAP-News: SÜSS MicroTec AG / Key word(s): Quarterly / Interim Statement

2016-05-04 / 07:33
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Publication of the Q1 Figures for 2016

- Order entry of EUR 30.1 million in line with guidance

- Sales at EUR 27.6 million

- Book-to-bill ratio at approximately 1.1

Garching, May 4, 2016 - SUSS MicroTec, a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry and related markets, published its quarterly report for the 2016 fiscal year today.

The Company generated sales of EUR 27.6 million (previous year: EUR 26.9 million) in the first quarter 2016 and booked an order entry of EUR 30.1 million (previous year: EUR 28.5 million). The order backlog amounted to EUR 118.8 million (03/31/2015: EUR 78.8 million).

Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) came in at EUR -2.0 million (previous year: EUR -2.2 million). The EBIT-Margin for Q1 2016 reached -7.2% (previous year: -8.2%). Earnings after taxes (EAT) amounted to EUR -2.5 million, which is the same level as in the previous year. The basic earnings per share (EPS) totaled EUR -0.13 (previous year: EUR -0.13).

The Free Cash Flow before any security transactions for the first quarter 2016 was EUR -12.9 million, compared to EUR -5.5 million in the previous year. The main reason for the lower Free Cash Flow is the increase of the inventory level due to the high order backlog following a record order intake in Q4, 2015. Net liquidity decreased from EUR 31.6 million to EUR 26.9 million on March 31, 2016.

Outlook
Taking the high order backlog at the yearend 2015 and the expected order entry for the first half of 2016 into account, the Company reiterates the guides for sales for the fiscal year to come in between EUR 170 and 180 million. The operating result (EBIT) is expected to be in the bandwidth of EUR 9 to 13 million. For the second quarter 2016 the management board expects a higher order intake between EUR 30 and 40 million, compared with the first quarter.

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 http://www.suss.com.

Legal 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.




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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