Thursday, July 30, 2015

ASM International reports strong demand for ALD tools

The number one ALD company in sales (Gartner, 2014) ASM International reports the second quarter 2015 results:

  • Net sales for the second quarter 2015 were €201 million, an increase of 24% compared to the previous quarter. Year-on-year net sales increased with 35%. 
  • New orders at €167 million were 5% above the Q1 2015 level. 
  • Normalized net earnings for the second quarter 2015 decreased by €20 million compared to the first quarter 2015, due to a €40 million lower currency effect on cash held in foreign currencies, especially US dollar. Excluding those currency effects normalized net earnings increased from €39 million to €59 million. The result from investments increased with €7 million. 

Commenting on the results, Chuck del Prado, President and Chief Executive Officer of ASM International said: 

"Q2 2015 was again a strong quarter for ASMI. We realized revenues of €201 million, a sales increase of 24% over Q1 2015. Gross Margin improved further to more than 45%. Atomic Layer Deposition demand remained strong across a broad customer base. Our order intake remained healthy and was €167 million, 5% above the Q1 2015-level."

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