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30 Apr 2015

Besi Posts Strong Q1-15 Results. Revenue and Net Income of € 94.9 Million and € 17.5 Million, Up 35.6% and 149%, Respectively, vs. Q1-14. Orders Up 28.0% vs. Q4-14. Revenue and Profit Exceed Expectations

Duiven, the Netherlands, April 30, 2015 - BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. (the “Company" or "Besi") (Euronext Amsterdam: BESI; OTCQX: BESIY), a leading manufacturer of assembly equipment for the semiconductor industry, today announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Key Highlights

  • Revenue of € 94.9 million, up 6.6% vs. Q4-14 and 35.6% vs. Q1-14. Increased demand vs. Q1-14 for TCB and other die attach systems in smart phone, automotive and memory applications
  • Orders of € 104.2 million, up 28.0% vs. Q4-14. Down 6.2% vs. exceptionally strong Q1-14. Sequential growth due to higher orders primarily for TCB, die attach and packaging systems for memory, Asian handset and automotive electronics applications
  • Gross margins of 49.0% vs. 43.8% in Q4-14 and 42.3% in Q1-14. Up significantly vs. Q4-14 due primarily to increased materials cost efficiencies, euro/USD forex benefits and lower inventory provisions
  • Net income of € 17.5 million, down € 2.2 million vs. Q4-14 due to absence of € 7.5 million deferred tax benefit in Q4-14. Up € 10.5 million vs. Q1-14 due primarily to revenue and gross margin expansion and one-time restructuring benefit
  • Net cash increased by € 60.3 million (82.8%) year over year to reach € 133.1 million



Revenue up 10-15% vs. Q1-15 reflecting underlying portfolio strength and market share gains. H1-15 revenue and profit expected to exceed H1-14 levels. Limited order visibility for H2-15.


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