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AMS Divests NFC and RFID reader product lines
Friday, 29 Jul 2016 12:59am EDT 

AMS AG : Divests NFC and RFID reader product lines to increase focus on sensor solutions retaining sensing-related wireless activities . To divest NFC and RFID reader IP, technologies and product lines to stmicroelectronics for an up-front cash consideration of $79.3 million plus a substantial deferred earn-out consideration contingent on future results of up to $37 million .Divests NFC and RFID reader product lines to increase focus on sensor solutions retaining sensing-related wireless activities.  Full Article

Ams sees gross margin development more or less as expected - conf call
Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016 04:59am EDT 

Ams AG : Doesn't see big difference in Q2, Q3 regarding demand - conference call . Confirms 2019 1 billion euros ($1.10 billion)organic revenue goal . Regarding China sees same uncertainity, doesn't see big change compared to Q1 . Sees gross margin development more or less as expected Further company coverage: [AMS.S] ($1 = 0.9087 euros) (Gdynia Newsroom) ((gdynia.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com; +48 58 722 0920;)).  Full Article

Ams Q2 net result down at 19.6 mln euros
Monday, 25 Jul 2016 12:09pm EDT 

Ams AG : Q2 2016 revenues in upper half of its guidance range which reflects demanding market environment . Q2 group revenues were 132.4 million euros ($145.36 million), down 4 pct sequentially compared to Q1 and decreasing 22 pct from 169.5 million euros in same quarter 2015 . For Q3 2016, ams expects sequential revenue growth to 146-153 million euros at an improved operating margin compared to Q2 . Net result for Q2 was 19.6 million euros compared to 41.8 million euros in same period last year . Total capital expenditures for 2016 are now expected above 80 million euros to support these capacity needs . Adjusted result from operations (EBIT) (excluding acquisition-related and share-based compensation costs) for Q2 was 24.4 million euros, decreasing from 49.0 million euros in same period 2015 . Total backlog on June 30 (excluding consignment stock agreements) was 146.6 million euros compared to 126.2 million euros at end of Q1 and 133.3 million euros on June 30, 2015 . Adjusted operating margin for Q3 (excluding acquisition-based and share-based compensation costs) is expected to show a sequential improvement to around 18-20 pct.  Full Article

Ams issues promissory note for EUR 175.5 mln
Monday, 11 Jul 2016 11:40am EDT 

Ams AG :Ams issues promissory note for 175.5 million euros ($193.75 million)in an international placement.  Full Article

ams AG gives Q2 2016 outlook, confirms FY 2019 sales guidance
Monday, 25 Apr 2016 12:00pm EDT 

ams AG:For Q2 2016, sees increased end market and macroeconomic uncertainty and expects flattish revenues of 127-134 million euros including negative revenue effects from deterioration of exchange rate.Anticipates gross margin for Q2 2016 excluding acquisition-based and share-based compensation costs to remain on a level comparable to Q1.Confirms its FY 2019 organic revenue goal of 1 billion euros.Q1 2015 IFRS reported gross margin (including acquisition-related and share-based compensation costs) was 54 pct.  Full Article

ams appoints Alexander Everke as CEO
Monday, 29 Feb 2016 07:00pm EST 

ams AG:Announces Alexander Everke as CEO of ams, effective March 1.Alexander Everke joined ams’ management board as CEO designate in October 2015.Former CEO Kirk Laney continues as Ams’ Chief Strategist for Sensors and member of the Management Board.  Full Article

ams gives Q1 2016 forecast above analysts' estimates, proposes dividend
Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 01:20am EST 

ams AG:For Q1 2016, AMS expected revenues of 131 million-138 million euros​ ‍.Will propose a dividend of 0.51 euros per outstanding share for 2015​ ‍.Anticipates Q1 gross margin to remain on a comparable level to Q4 2015​ ‍.Expects Q1 operating margin (excluding acquisition-related amortization) in a range of 18-20 pct ‍.For Q1 2016, AMS expects softer end market demand in its consumer business​​.Q1 2016 revenue estimate 130.34 million euros - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

ams completes acquisition of CMOSIS
Friday, 4 Dec 2015 11:40am EST 

ams AG:Announces completion of transaction to acquire CMOSIS.  Full Article

ams to acquire 100 pct of shares in CMOSIS
Friday, 20 Nov 2015 01:28am EST 

ams AG:Entered into an agreement to acquire 100 pct of shares in CMOSIS.To acquire 100 pct of shares in CMOSIS from TA Associates and management shareholders for an equity value of approx. 220 million euros.Transaction is expected to close within next six weeks.  Full Article

ams AG gives Q4 2015 guidance below analysts' estimates
Monday, 26 Oct 2015 01:00pm EDT 

ams AG:Expects revenues of 137 million - 142 million euros in Q4 2015.Anticipates gross margin profitability in Q4 2015 to remain stable compared to Q3 2015.Q4 2015 operating profitability is expected to be sequentially lower.Q4 2015 revenue estimate 153.67 million euros - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article