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DGAP-News Siltronic reports very good Q1 and expects positive business devel-opment for 2021

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DGAP-News: Siltronic AG / Key word(s): Quarterly / Interim Statement
Siltronic reports very good Q1 and expects positive business devel-opment for 2021

07.05.2021 / 07:00
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Press release

Siltronic AG

Einsteinstraße 172

81677 Munich

www.siltronic.com

 

Siltronic reports very good Q1 and expects positive business development for 2021

- Revenue of EUR 316.1 million, up 11.1 percent compared to Q4 2020

- EBITDA up q-o-q by 36.5 percent to EUR 91.7 million (EBITDA margin of 29.0 percent)

- EBIT increased from EUR 28.4 million in Q4 2020 to EUR 54.2 million (EBIT margin 17.2 percent)

- Increased forecast for 2021 assuming at least 15 percent growth of wafer area sold

Munich, Germany, May 7, 2021 - In Q1 2021, Siltronic AG (MDAX/TecDAX: WAF) recorded a significant increase in wafer area sold and a corresponding growth in sales of around 11 percent compared to Q4 2020.

"We saw a very positive business development in Q1 and raised our forecast for the current year by ad hoc announcement on April 20, 2021. We assume that the wafer area sold will increase by at least 15 percent, which is significantly higher than previously expected. Only the strong Euro will slow down our growth somewhat," said Dr. Christoph von Plotho, CEO of Siltronic AG. "In an environment of rising demand and continued investments in digitization, we have further increased our productivity."

Business Development in Q1 2021

              Change
      Q1 2021 Q4 2020 Q1 2020   Q1 to Q4 Q1 to Q1
Sales in EUR million   316.1 284.5 300.1   31.6 16.0
in %           11.1 5.3
Cost of sales in EUR million   -227.5 -211.7 -210.8   -15.8 -16.7
in %           7.5 7.9
Gross profit in EUR million   88.6 72.8 89.3   15.8 -0.7
in %           21.7 -0.8
Gross margin in %   28.0 25.6 29.8      
EBITDA in EUR million   91.7 67.2 84.2   24.5 7.5
in %           36.5 8.9
EBITDA margin in %   29.0 23.6 28.1      
Depreciation, amorization and impairment less reversals thereof in EUR million   -37.5 -38.8 -30.9   1.3 -6.6
EBIT in EUR million   54.2 28.4 53.3   25.8 0.9
in %           90.8 1.7
EBIT margin in %   17.2 10.0 17.8      
Financial result in EUR million   0.7 1.4 -6.1   -0.7 6.8
Result before income taxes in EUR million   54.9 29.8 47.2   25.1 7.7
in %           84.2 16.3
Income taxes in EUR million   3.5 11.1 -1.2   -7.6 4.7
Tax rate in %   -6 -37 3      
Result for the period in EUR million   58.4 40.9 46.0   17.5 12.4
in %           42.8 27.0
Earnings per share in EUR   1.67 1.17 1.32   0.50 0.35
 

 

Siltronic generated sales of EUR 316.1 million in Q1 2021, an increase of 11.1 percent versus Q4 2020. This increase is mainly due to the higher wafer area sold. The influence of exchange rates and prices was not significant.

Cost of sales increased less than the wafer area sold. Manufacturing costs per wafer area decreased noticeably compared to Q4 2020, mainly resulting from fix cost dilution.

The increase in wafer area sold and the decreasing manufacturing costs per wafer area led to a gross profit of EUR 88.6 million, an increase of EUR 15.8 million compared to Q4 2020. The gross margin rose from 25.6 percent to 28.0 percent.

EBITDA in Q1 2021 was EUR 91.7 million, an increase of 36.5 percent compared to Q4 2020. The EBITDA margin rose from 23.6 percent to 29.0 percent. In both Q4 2020 and Q1 2021, those numbers include external expenses related to the tender offer of GlobalWafers. These additional expenses for capital market and legal advisory costs are included in administrative expenses and amounted to around EUR 12 million in Q4 2020 and around EUR 2 million in Q1 2021.

EBIT - including the above mentioned additional expenses due to the GlobalWafers tender offer - increased from EUR 28.4 million in Q4 2020 to EUR 54.2 million in Q1 2021.

The Siltronic employees mastered the operational challenges of the Corona pandemic with great commitment, so that there was no significant impact on sales and results.

The tax income generated in Q1 2021 is mostly due to deferred taxes. The improved outlook has increased the recoverability of future tax benefits. In addition, a change in tax law resulted in a tax benefit.

A net profit of EUR 58.4 million was generated in Q1, compared to EUR 40.9 million in Q4 2020. Of this amount, EUR 50.1 million is attributable to Siltronic AG shareholders. Earnings per share rose from EUR 1.17 in Q4 2020 to EUR 1.67 in Q1 2021.

Development of equity, net cash flow and net financial assets

In EUR million   Mar. 31, 2021 Dec. 31, 2020 Change
Equity   1,078.6 871.8 206.8
Pension provisions   448.5 566.5 -118.0
Customer prepayments   126.5 137.4 -10.9
Lease liabilities   48.9 48.4 0.5
Other provisions and liabillities   73.4 76.1 -2.7
Non-current liabilities   697.3 828.4 -131.1
 

With equity of EUR 1,078.6 million at March 31, 2021, Siltronic AG's equity ratio was 53.7 percent compared with 45.4 percent at December 31, 2020. The increase in equity is based on the net income for the quarter of EUR 58.4 million and actuarial gains in the calculation of pension obligations of EUR 124 million.

The EUR 118.0 million decrease in pension obligations is due to higher interest rates. The interest rate in Germany rose from 0.69 percent at the end of 2020 to 1.11 percent at the end of Q1 2021. The interest rate in the USA rose from 2.07 percent to 2.77 percent in the same period.

In EUR million   Q1 2021 Q4 2020 Change
Cash flow from operating activities   76.6 31.4 45.2
Proceeds/payments for capital expenditure including intangible assets   -47.0 -46.8 -0.2
Free cash flow   29.6 -15.4 45.0
         
Increase/decrease of prepayments received (customer prepayments)   -1.7 -3.5 1.8
Net cash flow   27.9 -18.9 46.8
 

The free cash flow of EUR 29.6 million in Q1 2021 shows that Siltronic was able to finance the entire cashflow for capex including intangible assets from operating activities without any problems.

The net cash flow of EUR 27.9 million shows Siltronic's cash surplus after the elimination of period shifts due to customer prepayments.

In EUR million   Mar. 31, 2021 Dec. 31, 2020 Change
Cash and cash equivalents   234.8 294.6 -59.8
Financial investments   303.3 204.6 98.7
Net financial assets   538.1 499.2 38.9
 

The company had net financial assets of EUR 538.1 million at March 31, 2021.

Forecast update

The expectation on the growth of wafer area sold, has increased significantly since the annual report was published. Therefore, Siltronic AG's forecast was raised in an ad hoc announcement on April 20, 2021. The company now expects an increase in wafer area sold of at least 15 percent. Depending on further exchange rate developments, Siltronic forecasts sales growth of at least 10 percent year-on-year. The EBITDA margin is expected in a range of 30 to 32 percent. Net cash flow and earnings per share are forecasted to improve significantly year-on-year.

"We expect a very positive development of business performance in 2021 based on a sustainably high demand," said Dr. Christoph von Plotho. "Siltronic is well positioned with a strong balance sheet and an excellent net financial position. Our goal is to maintain our good cost and high-quality performance. Thus, Siltronic is benefiting from the long-term growth trends in the wafer sector due to multiple end-applications," von Plotho said.

    Forecast annual report 2020 Forecast April 20, 2021
Sales   mid to high single-digit percent increase increase of at least 10 percent
EBITDA margin   slight increase 30 to 32 percent
Depreciation   around EUR 155 million to EUR 160 million around EUR 155 million to EUR 160 million
EBIT   significant increase significant increase
Tax rate   significantly below 10 percent significantly below 10 percent
Capital expenditure   around EUR 250 million, mainly in epi reactors, capabilities and expansion of crystal pulling hall to replace older equipment around EUR 250 million, mainly in epi reactors, capabilities and expansion of crystal pulling hall to replace older equipment
Net cash flow   slight improvement significant improvement
Earnings per share   slight increase significant increase
 

Siltronic AG - Key figures Q1/2021

Profit and Loss statement          
In EUR million     Q1 2021 Q4 2020 Q1 2020
Sales     316.1 284.5 300.1
EBITDA     91.7 67.2 84.2
EBITDA margin %   29.0 23.6 28.1
EBIT     54.2 28.4 53.3
EBIT margin %   17.2 10.0 17.8
Result for the period     58.4 40.9 46.0
Earnings per share EUR   1.67 1.17 1.32
           
Capital expenditure and net cash flow        
Capital expenditure in property, plant and equipment, and intangible assets     36.9 58.2 46.0
Net cash flow     27.9 -18.9 40.9
 

 

Statement of financial position      
In EUR million     Mar. 31, 2021 Dec. 31, 2020
Total assets     2,008.0 1,919.4
Equity     1,078.6 871.8
Equity ratio %   53.7 45.4
Net financial assets     538.1 499.2
 

Conference call for analysts and investors

The Executive Board of Siltronic AG will hold a conference call with analysts and investors (in English only) on May 7, 2021 at 10:00 am (CEST). This call will be streamed via the Internet. The audio webcast will be available live as well as on demand on Siltronic's website.

The Q1 interim statement and the latest investor presentation are also published on the Siltronic website.

Other dates:

July 28, 2021 Interim Report 2021
October 26, 2021 Q3 2021 quarterly statement

Contact:

Petra Müller
Head of Investor Relations & Communications
Tel.: +49 (0)89 8564 3133
Email: investor.relations@siltronic.com

 

Company profile:

Siltronic is one of the world's largest manufacturers of hyperpure silicon wafers and partner to many leading semiconductor companies. The company operates production sites in Asia, Europe and the USA. Siltronic develops and manufactures silicon wafers in diameters of up to 300 mm. Silicon wafers form the basis for modern microelectronics and nanoelectronics and are a key component in semiconductor chips driving computers, smart phones, navigation systems and many other applications. Siltronic AG employs around 3,800 people and has been a stock-listed company in Germany (Prime Standard) since 2015. The Siltronic AG stock is listed on both the MDAX and TecDAX.

 

Financial information - pursuant to IFRS, unaudited

Siltronic AG - Consolidated Statement of Profit or Loss

In EUR million   Q1 2021 Q4 2020 Q1 2020
Sales   316.1 284.5 300.1
Cost of sales   -227.5 -211.7 -210.8
Gross profit   88.6 72.8 89.3
         
Selling expenses   -8.7 -7.3 -8.2
Research and development expenses   -19.3 -18.0 -17.6
General administration expenses   -9.5 -18.3 -7.7
Other operating income   27.9 13.6 17.4
Other operating expenses   -24.8 -14.4 -19.9
Operating result   54.2 28.4 53.3
         
Interest income   0.8 1.0 2.5
Interest expenses   -0.6 -0.4 -0.6
Other financial result   0.5 0.8 -8.0
Financial result   0.7 1.4 -6.1
         
Result before income taxes   54.9 29.8 47.2
Income taxes   3.5 11.1 -1.2
Result for the period   58.4 40.9 46.0
of which        
attributable to Siltronic AG shareholders   50.1 35.0 39.6
attributable to non-controlling interests   8.3 5.9 6.4
Result per common share in EUR (basic/diluted)   1.67 1.17 1.32
 

 

Siltronic AG - Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

In EUR million   Mar. 31, 2021 Dec. 31, 2020
Intangible assets   23.4 23.5
Property, plant and equipment   977.8 961.7
Right-of-use assets   51.7 51.2
Securities and fixed-term deposits   21.2 46.7
Other financial assets   0.1 0.1
Other non-financial assets   3.1 2.0
Deferred tax assets   18.4 10.1
Non-current assets   1,095.7 1,095.3
       
Inventories   178.0 163.0
Trade receivables   159.8 144.5
Contract assets   10.3 12.1
Securities and fixed-term deposits   284.0 159.7
Other financial assets   13.2 17.3
Other non-financial assets   28.6 27.7
Income tax receivables   3.6 5.2
Cash and cash equivalents   234.8 294.6
Current assets   912.3 824.1
Total assets   2,008.0 1,919.4
       
Subscribed capital   120.0 120.0
Capital reserves   974.6 974.6
Retained earnings and net Group result   229.9 179.8
Other equity items   -342.6 -488.3
Equity attributable to Siltronic AG shareholders   981.9 786.1
Equity attributable to non-controlling interests   96.7 85.7
Equity   1,078.6 871.8
       
Pension provisions   448.5 566.5
Other provisions   59.9 62.3
Liabilities for income taxes   10.7 10.7
Deferred tax liabilities   2.3 3.1
Customer prepayments   126.5 137.4
Lease liabilities   48.9 48.4
Other financial liabilities   0.5 -
Non-current liabilities   697.3 828.4
       
Other provisions   9.2 7.3
Liabilities for income taxes   15.5 16.8
Trade liabilities   113.1 118.8
Customer prepayments   30.5 23.6
Lease liabilities   3.9 4.0
Other financial liabilites   4.0 3.9
Other non-financial liabilities   55.9 44.8
Current liabilites   232.1 219.2
       
Total liabilities   929.4 1,047.6
Total equity and liabilities   2,008.0 1,919.4
 

Siltronic AG - Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

In EUR million   Q1 2021 Q4 2020 Q1 2020
Result for the period   58.4 40.9 46.0
Depreciation / amortization of non-current assets, including impairment losses and reversals thereof   37.5 38.8 30.9
Other non-cash expenses and income   -0.9 -7.3 6.6
Result from disposal of non-current assets   0.7 0.4 0.7
Interest income   -0.2 -0.6 -1.9
Interest paid   -0.4 -0.4 -0.4
Interest received   0.7 1.2 4.0
Tax result   -3.5 -11.1 1.2
Taxes paid   -3.3 -4.0 1.4
Changes in inventories   -12.1 -10.3 -4.0
Changes in trade receivables   -11.3 -6.3 9.4
Changes in contract assets   2.0 2.8 0.3
Changes in other assets   -1.8 -3.1 -11.1
Changes in provisions   3.5 -35.5 8.0
Changes in trade liabilities   -5.7 23.7 6.1
Changes in other liabilities   11.3 -1.3 10.0
Changes in customer prepayments   1.7 3.5 -21.6
Cash flow from operating activities   76.6 31.4 85.6
         
Payments for capital expenditure (including intangible assets)   -47.1 -46.9 -66.3
Proceeds from the disposal of property, plant and equipment   0.1 0.1 -
Payments for securities and fixed-term deposits   -123.2 -36.8 -51.7
Proceeds from securities and fixed-term deposits   31.3 55.8 205.2
Cash flow from financing activities   -138.9 -27.8 87.2
         
Repayment portion of lease liability   -1.5 -1.4 -1.1
Cash flow from financing activities   -1.5 -1.4 -1.1
         
Changes due to exchange-rate fluctuations   4.0 -2.6 -5.8
Changes in cash and cash equivalents   -59.8 -0.4 165.9
at the beginning of the period   294.6 295.0 200.7
at the end of the period   234.8 294.6 366.6
 

Additional financial information

In EUR million   Q1 2021 Q4 2020 Q1 2020
Cash flow from operating activities   76.6 31.4 85.6
Cash-effective changes in customer prepayments   -1.7 -3.5 21.6
Cash flow from investing activities   -47.0 -46.8 -66.3
Net cash flow   27.9 -18.9 40.9
 

Disclaimer
This press release contains forward-looking statements based on assumptions and estimates made by the Executive Board of Siltronic AG. These statements can be identified by wording such as "expect", "want", "anticipate", "intend", "plan", "believe", "strive", "estimate", and "will" or similar terms. Although we assume that the expectations contained in these forward-looking statements are realistic, we cannot guarantee that they will prove to be correct. These assumptions may contain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual figures to differ considerably from the forward-looking statements. Factors that can cause such discrepancies include changes in the macroeconomic and business environment, changes in exchange rates and interest rates, the introduction of products that compete with our own products, a lack of acceptance of new products or services, and changes in corporate strategy. Siltronic does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, nor does it assume any responsibility to do so.

This press release includes supplementary financial indicators that either are or may be so-called alternative performance indicators that are not clearly defined in the relevant financial reporting framework. In assessing the financial position and performance of Siltronic, these supplementary financial indicators should not be used in isolation or as an alternative to those presented in the consolidated financial statements and determined in accordance with the relevant financial reporting framework. Other companies that present or report alternative performance indicators with similar names may calculate them differently. Explanations of the key financial figures used are available in the Annual Report of Siltronic AG.
Due to rounding, some of the figures presented in this press release as well as in other reports may not add up exactly to the stated totals and percentages presented may not accurately reflect the absolute values to which they relate.

This press release is a quarterly Group statement in accordance with Section 53 of the Exchange Rules for the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.



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Language: English
Company: Siltronic AG
Einsteinstr. 172 - Tower B / Blue Tower
81677 Munich
Germany
Phone: +49 89 8564 3133
Fax: +49 89 8564-3904
E-mail: investor.relations@siltronic.com
Internet: www.siltronic.com
ISIN: DE000WAF3001
WKN: WAF300
Indices: MDAX, TecDAX
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 1193615

 
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