Publication of the Financial Figures for Q1 2019

Publication of the Financial Figures for Q1 2019

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

08.05.2019 / 08:12
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Publication of the Financial Figures for Q1 2019

- Q1 order entry at EUR 46.7 million (previous year: EUR 38.6 million)

- Sales of EUR 47.1 million are 4.2% above the previous year

- EBIT at EUR 2.1 million and EBIT-margin at 4.5%


Garching, May 8, 2019 - SUSS MicroTec SE, a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry and related markets, published its quarterly report for the fiscal year 2019 today.

The strong order entry figures in the first quarter of 2019 show just how well the company is positioned. Demand for SUSS-products and solutions remains high, even in this market environment, which is characterized by general uncertainty and caution. In particular, our products for cleaning photomasks and our temporary bond systems as well as the MicroOptics business led to a good order volume in the first quarter totaling EUR 46.7 million (previous year: EUR 38.6 million). In the first quarter of 2019 sales also reached a good level of EUR 47.1 million, after EUR 45.2 million in the previous year. The order backlog as of 31 March 2019 thus amounted to EUR 85.4 million (previous year: EUR 93.0 million).

The gross profit margin was 34.4% for the SUSS MicroTec Group (previous year: 31.9%) and thus above the previous year's level. In the first quarter of 2019, the company generated EBIT of EUR 2.1 million (previous year: EUR 1.5 million). This corresponds to an EBIT margin of 4.5 percent in 2019 (previous year: 3.3 percent). Earnings after tax (EAT) amounted to EUR 0.4 million after EUR 0.6 million in the previous year. Basic earnings per share (EPS) amounted to EUR 0.02 (previous year: EUR 0.03). Free cash flow in Q1 2019 amounted to minus EUR 16.4 million after minus EUR 13.7 million in the previous year. Net liquidity therefore decreased to EUR 9.5 million as of March 31, 2019 (previous year: EUR 19.2 million). In addition to the order-related increase in inventories and capital expenditure, the main factor behind the reduction in net liquidity was the reduction in liabilities and provisions.

Outlook
Taking into account the somewhat gloomier general market outlook for 2019, we assume that incoming orders in the second and third quarter of 2019 will range from around EUR 80 million to EUR 90 million. Building on this, we again expect sales in 2019 to in the bandwidth of EUR 200 to EUR 215 million. At this revenue level, the EBIT-margin for 2019 is expected to be in the range of 6.5 % to 8.0 % of sales.

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 SE
Franka Schielke
Senior Manager Investor Relations
Schleissheimer Strasse 90
85748 Garching, Deutschland
franka.schielke@suss.com
Tel.: +49 89 32007-161
Fax: +49 (0)89 32007-451
Email: franka.schielke@suss.com


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