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  • Analog Devices Published Q2 FY2024 Financial Results

    Analog Devices Published Q2 FY2024 Financial Results

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    Analog Devices, Inc. announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter 2024, which ended May 4, 2024.

    “ADI delivered second quarter revenue above the midpoint of our outlook, despite continued macro and inventory headwinds. Further, the strength and resiliency of our business model, coupled with disciplined cost control, enabled us to achieve profitability and earnings per share above the high-end of our outlook,” said Vincent Roche, CEO and Chair.

    “We believe inventory rationalization across our broad customer base is stabilizing, clearing a path for us to return to sequential growth in the third quarter. This, coupled with improving new orders, gives us optimism that we are at the beginning of a cyclical recovery.”

    Roche continued, “The continued proliferation of the Intelligent Edge presents ADI with numerous concurrent secular growth vectors. AI, where we have been increasing our investments, is expected to accelerate these trends as it increasingly extends from centralized applications in data centers to a myriad of applications at the physical edge. As a leader of real-world data creation, processing, and connectivity, our solutions are becoming increasingly important to customers in the AI-driven era. As such, my confidence in ADI’s ability to drive long term value for all stakeholders remains resolute.”

    For the third quarter of fiscal 2024, company’s forecas revenue is $2.27 billion, +/- $100 million. At the midpoint of this revenue outlook, reported operating margin is expected on the level of approximately 20.1%, +/-200 bps, and adjusted operating margin of approximately 40.0%, +/-100 bps. Analog Devices is planning for reported EPS to be $0.71, +/-$0.10, and adjusted EPS to be $1.50, +/-$0.10.

    The company’s third quarter fiscal 2024 outlook is based on current expectations and actual results may differ materially as a result of, among other things, the important factors discussed at the end of this release. These statements supersede all prior statements regarding business outlook set forth in prior ADI news releases, and ADI disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

    Performance for the Second Quarter 2024 Financials

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  • Soitec Published FY2024 Financial Results

    Soitec Published FY2024 Financial Results

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    Soitec announced its revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2024 and its full-year results of fiscal year 2024 (ended on March 31st, 2024). The financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors during its meeting.

    • Q4’24 revenue reached €337m, down 2% at constant exchange rates and perimeter compared to the record quarter Q4’23
    • FY’24 revenue amounted to €978m, down 10% both at constant exchange rates and perimeter and on a reported basis, in line with latest guidance
    • FY’24 EBITDA margin at the level of 34%, also in line with latest guidance
    • FY’24 net profit, reached €178m, an 18% margin
    • FY’25 outlook confirmed: Soitec expects revenue to be stable year-on-year at constant exchange rates and perimeter and EBITDA margin to reach around 35%
    • Changes in the Board of Directors: Frédéric Lissalde to be proposed as Director at the next Annual General Meeting

    Pierre Barnabé, Soitec’s CEO, commented: “Fiscal year 2024 was a challenging year, marked by the impact on our sales of RF-SOI inventories correction across the entire smartphone value chain. Despite these difficult market conditions, we succeeded in maintaining a solid level of profitability, while continuing to invest both in innovation and industrial capacity to prepare for the future.

    Regarding our fiscal year 2025, the RF-SOI inventory correction will continue to impact our revenue through the first part of the year. However, we are seeing early signs of improvement downstream, led by the ongoing return to growth of the smartphone market, which gives us confidence in the recovery of our RF-SOI sales in the second half of the year. At the same time, we will continue to benefit from strong performance of our other SOI products, and from the successful expansion of our product portfolio, with increased penetration of POI and the ramp-up of SmartSiC.

    Looking ahead, we remain very confident in our ability to leverage the significant growth drivers underpinning our three end-markets. Coupled with the increasing adoption of engineered substrates to deliver more powerful and energy-efficient solutions to a growing number of customers, our continued diversification and expansion of our product portfolio, in both SOI and Compound substrates, supports our clear vision towards $2bn revenue in the medium term, with significant margin expansion potential,” added Pierre Barnabé.

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  • Applied Materials Published Q2 2024 Results

    Applied Materials Published Q2 2024 Results

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    Applied Materials, Inc. reported results for its second quarter ended Apr. 28, 2024.

    Applied generated revenue of $6.65 billion. On a GAAP basis, the company reported gross margin of 47.4 percent, operating income of $1.91 billion or 28.8 percent of net revenue, and earnings per share (EPS) of $2.06. On a non-GAAP basis, the company reported gross margin of 47.5 percent, operating income of $1.93 billion or 29.0 percent of net revenue, and EPS of $2.09.

    The company generated $1.39 billion in cash from operations and distributed $1.09 billion to shareholders including $820 million in share repurchases and $266 million in dividends.

    “Applied Materials continues to deliver strong performance in 2024, with fiscal second quarter revenue and earnings towards the high end of our guided range,” said Gary Dickerson, President and CEO.

    “Applied Materials has the most enabling portfolio of materials engineering technologies for chips that underpin tectonic shifts in technology including AI, IoT, electric vehicles and clean energy, which puts us in a great position to grow along with these long-term, secular trends.”

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  • Ideal Power Published Q1 2024 Financial Results

    Ideal Power Published Q1 2024 Financial Results

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    Ideal Power Inc. reported results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

    “Commercial momentum continues as we commenced shipments of SymCool™ power modules to fulfill customer orders in the first quarter. We expect industrial markets, particularly the solid-state circuit breaker market served by our SymCool™ power module, to be the earliest source of our sales ramp,” said Dan Brdar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ideal Power.

    “In addition, all of our Phase II deliverables with Stellantis were successfully completed ahead of schedule and we added our first distributor, Richardson Electronics. They placed multiple orders with Ideal Power including an order from a company not previously in our sales funnel.”

    Key First Quarter and Recent Business Highlights

    Execution to B-TRAN™ commercial roadmap continues, including:

    • Commenced commercial shipment of SymCool™ power modules to fulfill customer orders. The SymCool™ power module targets several applications including solid-state switchgear and circuit protection, renewable energy inverters for solar and wind, industrial inverters, hybrid and electric vehicles (“EVs”) and EV charging.
    • Received an order for SymCool™ power modules and drivers from one of the two Forbes Global 500 leaders in diverse power management markets in Ideal Power’s B-TRAN™ test and evaluation program. This global power management market leader is evaluating SymCool™ against IGBT modules for use in solid-state circuit breaker (“SSCB”) applications.
    • Received an order for B-TRAN™ devices and a circuit breaker evaluation board from a global leader in power semiconductor and power electronics solutions in connection with its launch of a multi-year DC power distribution system program. This global leader presents multiple opportunities as it addresses several of our target industrial markets: SSCBs, industrial and grid infrastructure and renewable energy.
    • Successfully completed Phase II of a product development program with Stellantis, a top 10 global automaker. All Phase II deliverables were completed ahead of schedule including a wafer run and deliveries of tested B-TRAN™ devices, drivers and a Stellantis approved comprehensive reliability test plan for automotive qualification. Ideal Power is partnering with Stellantis’ advanced technology development team to develop a custom B-TRAN™ power module for use in EV drivetrain inverters in Stellantis’ next generation EV platform.
    • Added the first distributor, Richardson Electronics, for discrete B-TRAN™ device and SymCool™ power modules. Richardson Electronics placed multiple orders with Ideal Power including an order from a company not previously in Ideal Power’s sales funnel.
    • Added a global leader in circuit protection, industrial fuses and power conversion technology with over a billion in annual sales to the roster of the B-TRAN™ test and evaluation program.
    • Released B-TRAN™ and SymCool™ videos and application notes for the technical audience at prospective customers, resulting in the addition of new opportunities to the sales funnel. The videos demonstrate the testing of discrete B-TRAN™ devices and SymCool™ power modules and the compelling advantages B-TRAN™ offers to SSCB applications.
    • Nearing completion of a qualification run with the second high-volume wafer fabrication partner. This wafer fab in Europe will support future revenue growth and add dual sourcing for wafer fabrication.
    • B-TRAN™ Patent Estate: Currently at 86 issued B-TRAN™ patents with 39 of those issued outside of the United States and 41 pending B-TRAN™ patents. Current geographic coverage includes North America, China, Japan, South Korea, India, and Europe, with pending coverage in Taiwan.

    First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

    • Completed a public offering, raising net proceeds of $15.7 million. The initial closing in late March resulted in net proceeds of $13.7 million and the exercise of the underwriter’s overallotment option in April resulted in additional net proceeds of $2.0 million.
    • Commercial revenue increased to $78,739 in the first quarter of 2024 from $0 in the first quarter of 2023.
    • Operating expenses in the first quarter of 2024 were $2.5 million compared to $2.6 million in the first quarter of 2023.
    • Net loss in the first quarter of 2024 was $2.5 million compared to $2.5 million in the first quarter of 2023.
    • Cash used in operating, investing and financing activities in the first quarter of 2024, excluding the net proceeds from the public offering, was $1.9 million compared to $1.8 million in the first quarter of 2023 and down from $2.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2023.
    • Cash and cash equivalents totaled $20.2 million at March 31, 2024.
    • No long-term debt was outstanding at March 31, 2024.

    2024 Milestones

    For 2024, the Company has set or achieved the following milestones:

    • Successfully completed Phase II of development program with Stellantis
    • Secure Phase III of development program with Stellantis
    • Complete qualification of second high-volume production fab
    • Convert large OEMs in test and evaluation program to design wins/custom development agreements
    • Add distributors for SymCool™ products
    • Initial sales of SymCool™ IQ intelligent power module
    • Begin third-party automotive qualification testing

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  • CVD Equipment Announced Q1 2024 Financial Results

    CVD Equipment Announced Q1 2024 Financial Results

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    CVD Equipment Corporation announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

    Manny Lakios, President and CEO of CVD Equipment Corporation, commented, “First quarter 2024 revenue was $4.9 million, down significantly versus the prior year period, as our business continues to experience fluctuations in revenue given the nature of the emerging growth end markets we serve. While we are disappointedwith our first quarter performance, we’ll stay the course on strategic efforts to achieve profitability, carefully managing our costs and cash flow while simultaneously focusing on growth and return on investment.”

    Mr. Lakios added, “As we mentioned in our year-end press release, we started off the year with several key order wins during the first quarter. These included a strategic order for our PVT200™ system from a new customer, marking an important milestone as we seek to gain traction for SiC crystal boule growth, as well as a multi-system order for our SiC CVD coating reactors. The PVT200™ customer plans to evaluate our equipment for potential additional orders. This improved order performance resulted in an increase in backlog from $18.4 million at year-end to $27.1 million at March 31, 2024. We are encouraged by these orders, as we continue to fund both research and development and sales and marketing activities, including direct engagementwith multiple potential customers, highly focused on penetrating key market opportunities.”

    First Quarter 2024 Financial Performance

    • Revenue of $4.9 million, down $3.8 million or 43.4% year over year primarily due to lower system revenues.
    • Gross profit margin percentage was 17.5% due to lower gross profit margins on certain contracts in progress at our CVD Equipment segment partially offset by higher gross profit margins by our SDC segment.
    • Operating loss of $1.6 million.
    • Net loss of $1.5 million or $0.22 basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $40,000 or $0.01 per basic and diluted share for the prior year first quarter.
    • Cash and cash equivalents of $11.9 million as of March 31, 2024 as compared to $14.0 million as of December 31, 2023.

    First Quarter 2024 Operational Performance

    • Orders for the first quarter were $13.5 million primarily driven by demand in the aerospace sector and in our SDC segment for gas delivery equipment.
    • As mentioned above we received these important orders in the quarter:
      • An order for our new PVT200™ system used to grow silicon carbide crystals for the manufacture of 200 mm wafers. This represents our second customer for our PVT equipment that the customer will evaluate for potential additional orders.
      • A multisystem order from an industrial customer for approximately $10 million that will be used for depositing a silicon carbide protective coating on OEM components, with systems      scheduled to ship in 2025.
    • During the first quarter, we implemented a plan to reduce our operating costs to be consistent with current customer demand. This resulted in a reductionin our work force in early January 2024. We continue to evaluate the demand for our products and opportunities to reduce our operating costs.

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  • Navitas Semiconductor Announced Unaudited Q1 2024 Financial Results

    Navitas Semiconductor Announced Unaudited Q1 2024 Financial Results

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    Navitas Semiconductor announced unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

    “I am very pleased with our first quarter revenue growth of over 70% from the prior year, despite an overall market slowdown,” said Gene Sheridan, CEO and co-founder. “Response to our latest technologies – GaNSafe™, Gen-3 Fast GeneSiC™ and now GaNSlim technology – has been impressive. Our customer pipeline – which has grown to $1.6 billion – shows that future demand for electrification and energy savings is stronger than ever.”

    1Q24 Financial Highlights

    • Revenue: Total revenue grew to $23.2 million in the first quarter of 2024, a 73% increase from $13.4 million in the first quarter of 2023.
    • Loss from Operations: GAAP loss from operations for the quarter was $31.6 million, compared to a loss of $35.5 million for the first quarter of 2023. On a non-GAAP basis, loss from operations for the quarter was $11.8 million compared to a loss of $12.3 million for the first quarter of 2023.
    • Cash: Cash and cash equivalents were $129.7 million as of March 31, 2024.

    Market, Customer and Technology Highlights

    • AI Data Center: Leading-edge GaNSafe and Gen-3 Fast GeneSiC technologies with unique system design-center solutions enable 3x increase in power capability to support AI-based data centers. Announcing 3 major design wins at the world’s largest power-supply companies, in combination with over 30 customer projects in development. In the coming quarters, we expect to power data centers at AWS, Azure, Google, Supermicro, Inspur and Baidu.
    • EV: New 22 kW on-board charger (OBC) platform delivers up to 3x faster charging, 2x power density, 30% greater energy savings and 40% lighter weight relative to current solutions. Now engaged with over 160 EV-related customers across all major regions and increased total pipeline by over 50% since the $400 million reported in December.
    • Solar / Energy Storage:  Won 6 new designs across US, Europe and Asia for solar optimizers, micro-inverters, string inverters and energy-storage applications for 2025 ramp, with significant increase in pipeline.
    • Home Appliance / Industrial:  Latest, motor-optimized GaNSense™ half-bridge power ICs in over 15 customer developments. Gen-3 Fast GeneSiC and GaNSafe technologies are achieving rapid industrial adoption with over 25 customer developments.
    • Mobile / Consumer: Over 20 new fast chargers added in the last quarter, taking the total released customer products to over 450, across all 10 of the top 10 mobile OEMs. New gen-4 GaN IC projects include Xiaomi launching another two smartphone models (Mi 14 Ultra and the CIVI 4Pro) to support ultra-fast charging, and Lenovo with the ThinkBook 170W desktop 5-port charger and docking station.

    Business Outlook 

    • Second quarter 2024 net revenues are expected to be $20 million plus or minus $500 thousand. Non-GAAP gross margin for the second quarter is expected to be 40% plus or minus 50 basis points and non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $21.5 million in the second quarter of 2024. 

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  • GlobalFoundries Announced Q1 2024 Financial Results

    GlobalFoundries Announced Q1 2024 Financial Results

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    GlobalFoundries Inc. (GF) announced preliminary financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

    Key First Quarter Financial Highlights

    • Revenue of $1.549 billion
    • Gross margin of 25.4% and Non-IFRS gross margin of 26.1%
    • Operating margin of 9.5% and Non-IFRS operating margin of 12.1%
    • Net income of $134 million and Non-IFRS net income of $174 million
    • Non-IFRS EBITDA of $577 million
    • Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $4.2 billion

    “In the first quarter, GF’s dedicated teams across the world delivered financial results that exceeded the high end of the guidance ranges we provided in our February earnings release,” said Dr. Thomas Caulfield, president and CEO of GF. “As pockets of the semiconductor industry begin to emerge from the inventory correction, our teams are driving foundry innovation and differentiation for our customers across their essential end-markets. We are delighted with the awards from both the U.S. Department of Commerce and New York State to expand our manufacturing capability in the United States, which will complement our unique global capacity offering.”

    Recent Business Highlights

    • As part of the U.S. CHIPS and Science Act, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced $1.5 billion in planned direct funding for GF’s New York and Vermont facilities. The proposed funding will support expansion and technology diversification, enabling secure capacity for automotive, aerospace and defense and other key markets.
    • In addition, New York State announced over $600 million in planned funding under the New York State Green CHIPS and other state benefits for GF’s two Malta, New York projects.
    • GF is furthering its commitment to sustainable operations and fighting climate change with the announcement of two new long-term goals to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and 100% carbon neutral power by 2050. The new 2050 goals are aligned with Paris Agreement goals and build upon GF’s Journey to Zero Carbon pledge in 2021.

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  • Infineon Technologies Published Q2 FY2024 Financial Results

    Infineon Technologies Published Q2 FY2024 Financial Results

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    Infineon Technologies AG reported the results for the second quarter of the 2024 fiscal year (period ended 31 March 2024).

    • Q2 FY 2024: Revenue €3.632 billion, Segment Result €707 million, Segment Result Margin 19.5 percent
    • Outlook for FY 2024: Based on an assumed exchange rate of US$1.10 to the euro, Infineon now expects to generate revenue of around €15.1 billion plus or minus €400 million (previously €16 billion plus or minus €500 million), with a Segment Result Margin of around 20 percent (previously in the low to mid-twenties percentage range) at the mid-point of the guided revenue range. Adjusted gross margin will be in the low-forties percentage range (previously in the low to mid-forties percentage range). Investments are planned at around €2.8 (previously around 2.9 billion). Adjusted Free Cash Flow of about €1.6 billion (previously €1.8 billion) and reported Free Cash Flow of about €0 million (previously about €200 million) are now expected
    • Outlook for Q3 FY 2024: Based on an assumed exchange rate of US$1.10 to the euro, revenue of around €3.8 billion expected. On this basis, the Segment Result Margin is forecast to be in the high-teens percentage range

    „In the prevailing difficult market environment, Infineon delivered a solid second quarter”, says Jochen Hanebeck, CEO of Infineon. “Many end markets have remained weak due to economic conditions, while customers and distributors have continued to reduce semiconductor inventory levels. Weak demand for consumer applications persists. There has also been a noticeable deceleration in growth in the automotive sector. We are therefore taking a cautious approach to the outlook for the rest of the fiscal year and are lowering our forecast. In the medium to long term, decarbonization and digitalization will continue to be strong structural drivers of our profitable growth. In order to realize the full potential of our Company, we will further strengthen our competitiveness. To this end, we are launching the company-wide “Step Up” program. We are aiming to achieve structural improvements in our Segment Result in the high triple-digit million euro range per year.”

    For the full version of this news release (incl. financial data), please download the PDF version.

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  • Nexperia Published 2023 Financial Results

    Nexperia Published 2023 Financial Results

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    Nexperia announced its financial results for 2023, including strong growth in its key market segment automotive as well as increased R&D investments. With a total revenue of US$2.15bn, (US$2.36bn in 2022) Nexperia’s financial performance also reflects a challenging year for the semiconductor industry. Despite the slight decline in revenue and weak market demand, the product revenue in the traditionally strong automotive segment grew significantly.

    In 2023, Nexperia had, in many ways, a strong focus on the green energy transition. For one, the company solidified its dedication to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles with the release of its inaugural ESG report. Another milestone was that Nexperia secured its first $800 million Senior Sustainability-Linked Loan (SLL), directly supporting its aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2035 for scope 1 and 2 emissions. Additionally, in April 2024, Nexperia was awarded a Gold Medal by EcoVadis, placing it in the top 5% of assessed companies within its industry, reaffirming its commitment to driving positive industry change.

    Moreover, the introduction of industry-leading wide-bandgap semiconductors, energy harvesting devices, and the continuous investments in its power semiconductors, ensure improved efficiency of technologies that shape a greener future. The longer-term outlook remains strongly positive given the essential role of semiconductors in the global megatrends of electrification, digitalization, automation, and green energy transition. Despite facing cyclical effects, Nexperia remains steadfast in its commitment to innovation, leveraging its 70-year semiconductor heritage.

    “2023 marked a significant investment year for Nexperia, towards upgrading and expanding our product portfolio in Power Discretes, Modules, Analog & Power ICs. This investment represents 13% of our revenue, aligning us with industry standards and emphasizes our commitment to long term growth. Looking ahead to 2024, while uncertainties persist in Europe and North America, we are encouraged by increasing demand levels in Asia. Despite market fluctuations, we remain dedicated to delivering value to our stakeholders.” – Stefan Tilger, CFO, Nexperia

    “TeamNexperia has shown remarkable resilience in navigating the challenges of the past year, reaffirming the underlying strength and progress of our company. Despite the challenges, we remain committed to investment and innovation, laying the groundwork for a promising future. Together, we are poised to seize the vast opportunities ahead” – Wing Zhang, CEO, Nexperia.

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  • Siltronic Published Q1 2024 Financial Results

    Siltronic Published Q1 2024 Financial Results

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    Siltronic AG continued to be affected by weak demand in Q1 2024 due to increased customer inventory levels, with sales declining nearly 4 percent compared to Q4 2023, primarily due to product mix shifts.

    “The start of the year continues to be characterized by weak demand due to increased inventories at our customers. It is still not possible to predict when inventories will return to a normal level. Therefore, 2024 will probably be a transition year on the way to profitable growth,” comments Dr. Michael Heckmeier, CEO of Siltronic AG on the development.

    Business Development in Q1 2024

    Siltronic generated sales of EUR 343.5 million in Q1 2024, which corresponds to a decrease of 3.7 percent compared to Q4 2023. This development is in line with expectations. While the wafer area sold and sales prices remained nearly stable compared to the previous quarter, the product mix in particular had a slightly negative impact. The Euro/US dollar exchange rate, which averaged 1.09 in Q1 2024 (Q4 2023: 1.08), also impacted sales slightly on a quarterly basis.

    Cost of sales decreased by 1.4 percent compared to the previous quarter and therefore could not be reduced at the same level as sales.

    As a result, the gross profit in Q1 2024 decreased by EUR 9.1 million compared to the previous quarter. The gross margin decreased from 22.2 percent (Q4 2023) to 20.4 percent (Q1 2024).

    The decrease in gross profit was largely offset by positive FX effects and lower selling, administration, and research and development expenses. The FX effects reported in the balance of other operating income and expenses amounted to EUR 5.4 million after EUR -0.8 million in Q4 2023.

    EBITDA in Q1 2024 (EUR 90.8 million) was therefore on par with the previous quarter (Q4 2023: EUR 91.1 million). Due to the decline in sales, the EBITDA margin improved from 25.5 percent to 26.4 percent.

    EBIT amounted to EUR 36.0 million in Q1 2024 compared to EUR 36.8 million in Q4 2023. The marginal decline is mainly due to a higher depreciation.

    Despite continued weak demand, a EUR 27.7 million result for the period was achieved after EUR 32.3 million in the previous quarter. Of this amount, EUR 25.7 million is attributable to the shareholders of Siltronic AG, resulting in earnings per share of EUR 0.86.

    Development of equity, net cash flow and net financial assets

    With an equity of EUR 2,152.9 million as of March 31, 2024 and an equity ratio of 46.5 percent, Siltronic continues to have a solid balance sheet quality (December 31, 2023: 46.6 percent).

    Loan liabilities increased by EUR 53.4 million, mainly due to the partial draw down of a loan. In addition, other provisions and liabilities increased by EUR 31.4 million, mainly due to an investment grant received.

    The decrease in cash flow from operating activities compared to the previous quarter is mainly due to reporting date effects in the inflow of trade receivables. In Q4 2023, payments were received from customers shortly before the reporting date, and in Q1 2024 shortly after the reporting date.

    In the quarter under review, Siltronic made net payments of EUR 198.7 million for capex including intangible assets. Due to the high capex at the end of 2023, some of which was not due for payment until 2024, capex payments significantly exceeded additions to the balance sheet in the quarter under review. The payments and balance sheet additions were mainly related to the new fab in Singapore.

    Due to the change in working capital and the continued high level of investments, both the free cash flow of EUR -137.2 million and the net cash flow of EUR -158.4 million were negative in Q1 2024. As a result, cash and cash equivalents and financial investments decreased by EUR 88.9 million, while loan liabilities increased at the same time. Accordingly, net financial debt increased from EUR 355.7 million at the end of 2023 to EUR 501.0 million as of March 31, 2024.

    Outlook: Mid-term targets for 2028 unchanged, 2024 will be a transition year

    Driven by several megatrends, Siltronic expects a significant increase in demand in the medium and long term. However, the start to the 2024 financial year was subdued. Although demand for wafers is increasing in the end markets, Siltronic continues to face weak demand in the coming quarters. This is due to higher customer inventories and the associated further postponement of delivery volumes, which will now primarily affect the second half of the year. Customers’ persistently high inventories are recovering slower than originally expected. As a result, the impact of these elevated inventories is expected to be felt throughout 2024, although visibility remains limited.

    In an ad hoc announcement on April 26, 2024, Siltronic therefore adjusted its forecast and expects Group sales to be roughly 10 percent below the previous year. This is mainly due to lower volumes and both slightly negative FX- (EUR/USD 1.10) and price effects. The EBITDA margin is forecast to be between 21 and 25 percent. Capital expenditure will decrease compared to the previous guidance and is expected to be slightly below EUR 550 million. Depreciation and amortization is expected to be below EUR 300 million.

    Klaus Buchwald to be appointed Chief Operating Officer as early as June 1, 2024

    Klaus Buchwald will take up his position as a new member of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Siltronic AG on June 1, 2024, two months earlier than originally announced. He will be responsible for Operations and Supply Chain, Engineering as well as IT.

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