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ASM INTERNATIONAL N.V. REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2022 RESULTS

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Almere, The Netherlands
July 20, 2022, 6 p.m. CET

ASM International N.V. (Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) today reports its second quarter 2022 operating results (unaudited).

Record high orders and revenue in Q2 with continued revenue growth expected for the rest of the year

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

EUR million Q2 2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022
New orders 515.7 705.7 942.7
YoY change % as reported / at constant currencies73% / 86%72% / 65%83% / 73%
Revenue 411.7 516.9 559.5
YoY change % as reported / at constant currencies20% / 29%31% / 25%36% / 30%
Gross profit margin % 48.1% 47.8% 47.5%
Operating result 118.4 143.0 147.6
Operating result margin % 28.7% 27.7% 26.4%
Share in income of investments in associates (excluding amortization intangible assets resulting from the sale of ASMPT stake in 2013) 19.3 23.7 26.9
Amortization intangible assets (resulting from the sale of ASMPT stake in 2013) (3.0) (3.2) (3.4)
Net earnings 108.4 142.5 160.4
Normalized net earnings (excluding amortization intangible assets resulting from the sale of ASMPT stake in 2013 and result from sale of ASMPT shares) 111.4 145.7 163.8
  • Record high new orders of €943 million for the second quarter 2022 increased by 73% at constant currencies compared to the same period last year (83% as reported).
  • Year-on-year revenue growth for the second quarter 2022 was 30% at constant currencies (36% as reported).
  • Gross profit margin of 47.5% in the second quarter 2022 was slightly lower compared to 48.1% in the same quarter last year which had a stronger mix.
  • Operating result for the second quarter 2022 improved from €118 million last year to €148 million this year driven again by strong revenue growth, which was partly offset by an increase in operating expenses.
  • Normalized net earnings for the second quarter 2022 were €164 million and included a translation profit of €26 million compared to a translation loss of €2 million in Q2 2021 and a translation gain of €9 million in Q1 2022.

COMMENT

“ASM again delivered a very strong quarter, with record high orders, revenue and results,” said Benjamin Loh, President and Chief Executive Officer of ASM International. “In the second quarter, revenue increased by 30% at constant currencies to €560 million, at the higher end of the guided range of €540-570 million, as our team, in close cooperation with suppliers and customers, demonstrated again solid execution in the face of continued difficult supply chain conditions.
While parts of the semiconductor end-markets, mainly PCs and smartphones, recently slowed down impacted by weakening macro-economic trends, the overall demand for wafer fab equipment continues to be strong and broad based. Our order intake surged by 73% at constant currencies to a new record high of €943 million in Q2. Our orders were boosted by robust new node spending in the logic/foundry segment and our recent wins in memory, particularly for ALD gap-fill in 3D-NAND and continued adoption of HKMG in DRAM.
R&D and SG&A further increased in Q2 as we continue to invest in the growth of our company and prepare for substantially higher expected revenue levels, evidenced by the increases in order intake. At the same time, operating profits improved by 25% and free cash flow amounted to a healthy level of €121 million in Q2.
Finally, we are very excited with the recent announcement that we reached an agreement to acquire LPE, which will add another high-growth business to ASM’s portfolio.”

OUTLOOK

Supply chain conditions have improved at a slower pace than previously projected and, as a result, are expected to remain challenging in the third quarter. For Q3, at constant currencies, we expect revenue of €570-600 million. Supported by a record high order backlog, we still project an improvement in our sales in the second half compared to the first half. Assuming some improvement in the supply situation towards the end of the year, we expect revenue in Q4 to be higher than in Q3. As supply constraints will limit the extent of the increase in our shipments in the second half, we expect our order backlog to remain at an elevated level as we exit 2022.
We remain confident to outperform the earlier communicated expectation of mid to high teens percentage increase for wafer fab equipment (WFE) spending in 2022, although it is likely that WFE growth this year will be more towards the lower end of this range due to the industry-wide supply chain constraints. 

AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE LPE

On July 18, 2022, ASM announced an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of LPE S.p.A. (“LPE”), a manufacturer of epitaxial reactors for silicon carbide (SiC) and silicon, based in Italy. The acquisition will complement ASM’s leading position in silicon epitaxy solutions for the power electronics, analog and wafer markets with LPE’s offering of advanced SiC epitaxy tools.
ASM will finance the transaction using a combination of cash and shares, representing an enterprise value of €425 million, on a cash and debt free basis, at the date of signing. An additional amount of up to €100 million will be paid by way of an earn out based on certain performance metrics over a two-year period after the closing of the transaction. The earn outs are to be paid out exclusively in cash.
The transaction is subject to FDI and anti-trust approval in a limited number of countries and other customary closing conditions which are expected to be met by the long stop date of November 10, 2022. Further reference is made to the press release issued on July 18, 2022.

INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORT

ASM International N.V. (Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) today also publishes its Interim Financial Report for the six month period ended June 30, 2022.

This report includes an Interim Management Board Report and condensed consolidated interim financial statements prepared in accordance with IAS 34 (Interim Financial Reporting). The Interim Financial Report comprises regulated information within the meaning of the Dutch Financial Markets Supervision Act (“Wet op het Financieel Toezicht”) and is available in full on our website www.asm.com.



About ASM International

ASM International N.V., headquartered in Almere, the Netherlands, and its subsidiaries design and manufacture equipment and process solutions to produce semiconductor devices for wafer processing, and have facilities in the United States, Europe, and Asia. ASM International's common stock trades on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (symbol ASM). For more information, visit ASM's website at www.asm.com

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: All matters discussed in this press release, except for any historical data, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These include, but are not limited to, economic conditions and trends in the semiconductor industry generally and the timing of the industry cycles specifically, currency fluctuations, corporate transactions, financing and liquidity matters, the success of restructurings, the timing of significant orders, market acceptance of new products, competitive factors, litigation involving intellectual property, shareholders or other issues, commercial and economic disruption due to natural disasters, terrorist activity, armed conflict or political instability, changes in import/export regulations, epidemics and other risks indicated in the Company's reports and financial statements. The Company assumes no obligation nor intends to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future developments or circumstances.

This press release contains inside information within the meaning of Article 7(1) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

ASM International will host the quarterly earnings conference call and webcast on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. CET.

Conference call participants should pre-register using this link to receive the dial-in numbers and a personal PIN, which are required to access the conference call.

A simultaneous audio webcast, and replay will be accessible at  www.asm.com/investors/webcasts-presentations/2022/second-quarter-earnings.

CONTACT

Investor and media contact:
Victor Bareño
T: +31 88 100 8500
E: investor.relations@asm.com

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