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Cymer Reports Second Quarter 2010 Operating Results
Jul 22, 2010 (04:07 PM EDT)
SAN DIEGO, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cymer, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI), the world's leading supplier of light sources used by chipmakers to create advanced semiconductor chips, today announced operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010.
For the second quarter of 2010:
Commenting on second quarter results, Bob Akins, Cymer's chief executive officer, said, "Second quarter revenue increased 16 percent over the first quarter of 2010. The increase was attributable to higher light source sales, increased pulse utilization, a larger percentage of ArF pulses, and the first TCZ silicon crystallization tool sale. Customer adoption of OnPulse continued to increase, and we now have over 50 percent of our active installed base under OnPulse coverage. We are pleased with the selections of the XLR600ix for immersion lithography in all three chipmaking sectors and we shipped our first extreme ultraviolet (EUV) pilot source to ASML in April," said Akins.
"This month, we announced the introduction of the world's first field-selectable 30 to 50 watt KrF light source, the ELS 7010x. We also shipped our second EUV pilot source to ASML, and a second TCZ silicon crystallization tool to another display maker in Asia," concluded Akins.
In the second quarter of 2010, the company shipped 30 light sources, of which 20 were ArF immersion and 10 were KrF. The company installed 30 light sources at chipmaker locations during the quarter. The company reported gross profit of $69.5 million for the second quarter of 2010, yielding a 53 percent gross margin. Total operating expenses, which include research and development and selling and administrative expenses, were $38.3 million. In the second quarter, the company continued to increase its investment in EUV source development and commercialization. Total operating income was $31.2 million or approximately 24 percent of revenue. The second quarter effective tax rate was 32 percent. As of June 30, 2010, cash and investments totaled $154.0 million.
Deep ultraviolet (DUV) bookings for the second quarter of 2010 totaled $139.6 million, resulting in a book-to-bill ratio of 1.09. Seventy one percent of the light source bookings in the second quarter were ArF immersion and 24 percent were KrF. The company ended the quarter with a DUV backlog of approximately $55.6 million, with ArF immersion light sources comprising approximately 90 percent of the value of sources in backlog.
Commenting on the outlook, Akins stated, "Chipmakers in all three sectors continue to increase their technology and capacity investment in ArF immersion lithography as well as KrF capacity additions as they expand factory capability and utilization. We believe our Installed Base Products and DUV light sources are well positioned to capture an increased share of this investment. Our EUV investment is focused on ongoing performance improvement and delivery of additional pilot sources to ASML, integrating these sources into their EUV scanners, and ensuring field readiness to support sources at chipmaker sites, as well as beginning the initial design of our next generation EUV source for higher volume manufacturing."
Based on information available at this time, Cymer is providing the following guidance for the third quarter of 2010:
Cymer's management will hold a conference call at 2:00 pm (PDT) today, July 22, 2010, to discuss second quarter 2010 operating results and third quarter 2010 guidance. This press release, the conference call and accompanying slides may be accessed on the investor relations page of the company's Web site at www.cymer.com.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature are forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to statements regarding the continuing increased adoption of OnPulse, the continuing increased investment in EUV source commercialization and development, the industry's transition to EUV lithography and the statements under the caption "Company Outlook" above. These statements are predictions based on current information and expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. In addition, statements regarding backlog and book-to-bill ratios should not be read as predictions or projections of future performance. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected in any of such statements due to various factors, including but not limited to: the demand for semiconductors in general, and, in particular, for leading-edge devices with smaller geometries; cyclicality in the market for semiconductor manufacturing equipment; the timing of customer orders, shipments and acceptances; delays or cancellations by customers of their orders; the performance and market acceptance of the company's new products or technologies; new and enhanced product offerings by competitors; the company's ability to meet its production and product development schedules; the rate at which semiconductor manufacturers adopt new technologies and purchase and take delivery of photolithography tools from the company's customers; the company's ability to secure adequate supplies of critical components for its advanced products; the company's ability to manage its expense levels and unanticipated expenses; the company's ability to achieve its forecasted gross margin which includes its ability to absorb manufacturing costs; the company's ability to align its cost structure with forecasted business levels; the company's ability to manage its foreign currency exposure; the performance and conditions in the United States and world financial markets; the policies and actions of the United States and other governments; and general economic conditions. For a discussion of these and other factors which may cause our actual events or results to differ from those projected, please refer to the company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, as well as other subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and the company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.
Cymer, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) is the market leader in developing light sources, used by chipmakers worldwide to pattern advanced semiconductor chips. Cymer's light sources have been widely adopted by the world's top chipmakers and the company's installed base comprises approximately 3,300 systems. Continuing its legacy of leadership, Cymer is currently pioneering the industry's transition to EUV lithography, the next viable step on the technology roadmap for the creation of smaller, faster chips. The company is headquartered in San Diego, Calif., and supports its customers from numerous offices around the globe. Cymer maintains a Web site to which it regularly posts press releases, SEC filings, and additional information about Cymer. Interested persons can also subscribe to automated e-mail alerts or RSS feeds. Please visit www.cymer.com.
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