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ASM International to sell partial stake of about 9% in ASMPT
Thursday, 2 Nov 2017 04:44am EDT 

Nov 2 (Reuters) - ASM International NV ::REG-ASM INTERNATIONAL N.V. ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO SELL PARTIAL STAKE OF APPROXIMATELY 9% IN ASMPT.TO SELL 37 MILLION SHARES OF TOTAL OUTSTANDING SHARE CAPITAL IN ASM PACIFIC TECHNOLOGY LTD. THROUGH PARTIAL SECONDARY SHARE​.‍ASMI INTENDS TO DISTRIBUTE A PART OF PROCEEDS TO ITS SHAREHOLDERS IN FORM OF A TAX EFFICIENT CAPITAL RETURN​.‍FOLLOWING PLANNED DIVESTMENT ASMI WILL OWN APPROXIMATELY 25% OF SHARES IN ASMPT​.  Full Article

ASM International Q3 operating result misses Reuters poll
Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017 12:59pm EDT 

Oct 31 (Reuters) - ASM INTERNATIONAL NV ::‍CONTINUE TO EXPECT A CLEAR YEAR-ON-YEAR IMPROVEMENT IN SINGLE WAFER ALD MARKET IN 2017​.Q3 NEW ORDERS OF EUR 160.4‍​ MILLION VERSUS EUR 160 MILLION IN REUTERS POLL.‍FOR Q4, ON A CURRENCY COMPARABLE LEVEL, EXPECTS SALES OF EUR 190-210 MILLION AND AN ORDER INTAKE OF EUR 170-190 MILLION​.Q3 NET EARNINGS EUR ‍​ 42.2MLN VERSUS EUR 33.1 MILLION YEAR AGO.Q3 NET SALES OF EUR 185.3‍​ MILLION VERSUS EUR 178 MILLION IN REUTERS POLL.Q3 OPERATING RESULT OF EUR ‍​25.7 MLN VS EUR 27.1 MLN IN REUTERS POLL.‍AIM TO OUTGROW WAFER FAB EQUIPMENT MARKET IN 2018​.‍WE EXPECT OUR GROSS MARGIN TO NORMALIZE AGAIN IN COURSE OF 2018 - CEO​.  Full Article

ASM International to start share buyback program of ASMI's common shares up to EUR 250 million
Friday, 22 Sep 2017 01:58am EDT 

Sept 22 (Reuters) - ASM INTERNATIONAL NV ::‍WILL COMMENCE A SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAM OF ASMI'S COMMON SHARES UP TO EUR 250 MILLION​.SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAM TO START ON SEPT 21.PROGRAM TO END WHEN AGGREGATE PURCHASE PRICE OF COMMON SHARES ACQUIRED BY ASMI REACHES EUR 250 MILLION OR ON NOV 25, 2018.  Full Article

ASM International Q2 sales beat Reuters poll
Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 11:58am EDT 

July 25 (Reuters) - ASM INTERNATIONAL NV :Q2 NET SALES EUR 202.0 MILLION VERSUS EUR 138.7 MILLION IN REUTERS POLL.Q2 NEW ORDERS EUR 205.9 MILLION VERSUS EUR 201 MILLION IN REUTERS POLL.Q2 OPERATING RESULT EUR 37.7 MILLION VERSUS EUR 16.7 MILLION YEAR AGO.Q2 NET EARNINGS OF €132 MILLION.FOR Q3 WE EXPECT A SALES LEVEL OF €170-190 MILLION.FOR THE SECOND HALF OF 2017 AS A WHOLE WE EXPECT A SALES LEVEL HIGHER THAN IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2017.WE EXPECT ORDER INTAKE IN Q3 AT A STILL HEALTHY LEVEL OF €150-170 MILLION, ON A CURRENCY COMPARABLE LEVEL.EXPECTS CLEAR YEAR-ON-YEAR IMPROVEMENT IN SINGLE WAFER ALD MARKET IN 2017 AND STRONG INCREASE IN THE 3D-NAND SEGMENT.  Full Article

ASM International intends to sell stake of 20 millions shares in ASMPT
Monday, 24 Apr 2017 05:23am EDT 

April 24 (Reuters) - ASM International NV : :Announces that it intends to sell a stake of 20 million shares of total outstanding share capital in ASM Pacific Technology Ltd <<<0522.HK>>> (ASMPT) through a partial secondary share placement.Following planned divestment ASMI will own approximately 34 percent of shares in ASMPT.  Full Article

ASM International Q1 earnings miss Reuters poll
Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 12:04pm EDT 

April 20 (Reuters) - ASM International NV ::Q1 new orders is 204.2 million euros ($219.4 million) versus 180 million euros in Reuters poll.Q1 net sales is 144.5 million euros versus 141 million euros in Reuters poll.Q1 net profit is 35.9 million euros versus 5.4 million euros a year ago.Q1 operating income is 14.8 million euros versus 15.6 million euros in Reuters poll.For Q2 we expect a sales level of 180-200 million euros, on a currency comparable level.The order intake in Q2 is expected to remain at a high level of 190-210 million euros, also on a currency comparable level.  Full Article

Eminence Capital pushes for divestiture of ASM Pacific Technology
Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 02:25am EDT 

April 20 (Reuters) - :Eminence Capital, which owns 9.6 percent of ASM Int'l, says "we strongly believe that ASMI would be a stronger and more valuable company without ASMPT".Eminence capital on ASM - many of fellow shareholders have advocated for divestiture of asmpt for many years.Eminence capital on ASM - management has never provided a reasonable defense for continuing to hold the financial stake in ASMPT.Eminence capital believes a multi-year plan to exit the ASMPT stake via multiple block trades creates "most long-term shareholder value".Eminence capital says first step should be a block trade of 33 percent of ASMPT stake combined with a special dividend.Eminence capital, which owns 9.6 percent of ASM Int'l, says "we strongly believe that ASMI would be a stronger and more valuable company without ASMPT".  Full Article

ASM International Q4 new orders at 176.9 million euros beating Reuters poll
Thursday, 2 Mar 2017 12:29pm EST 

ASM International NV : Q4 new orders 176.9 million euros ($185.9 million) versus 143 million euros in Reuters poll . Q4 operating result 29.9 million euros versus 25.4 million euros in Reuters poll . Q4 net sales 172.6 million euros versus 161 million euros in Reuters poll . Q4 adjusted net earnings 61.5 million euros versus 42.1 million euros in Reuters poll . Dram segment is expected to show a modest recovery in 2017 . Projects a year-on-year sales increase for the first half of 2017, whereby company expects a sales level of 135-145 million euros for Q1 and 160-200 million euros for Q2 . Expect that the single wafer ALD market experienced a double digit decline in 2016 . Forecasts the single wafer ALD market to reach a size of approx. USD 1.5 billion in 2020-2021 . Order intake in Q1 is expected to remain healthy at a level of 170-190 million euros, also on a currency comparable level . Continue to expect a clear improvement in the single wafer ALD market in 2017 .Announces that its Management Board authorized an increase to 100 million euros in its share buyback program announced in October.  Full Article

ASM International Q2 net sales down 138.7 million euros
Thursday, 28 Jul 2016 12:09pm EDT 

ASM International NV : Q2 net sales 138.7 million euros ($153.57 million) versus 201.0 million euros year ago . Q2 operating profit 16.7 million euros versus 45.4 million euros year ago . Q2 gross profit margin 43.8 pct versus 45.1 pct year ago . Q2 net earnings 35.6 million euros versus 41.8 million euros year ago . Reuters poll Q2 net sales of 136 million euros, EBIT of 16.4 million euros, adjusted net income of 29.3 million euros . Expects single wafer ALD market to show a double digit decline in 2016 . Single wafer ALD market share is expected to show an increase in 2016 .Expects single wafer ALD market to strongly improve again in 2017.  Full Article

ASM International gives guidance for 2016
Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 08:00pm EDT 

ASM International NV:For Q2 2016 expect sales between 130-140 million euros.For Q2 2016 expect an order intake of 145-165 million euros.Expect a much stronger second half as compared to first half of 2016.  Full Article

BRIEF-ASM Pacific Technology says its controlling shareholder sold 37 mln shares at HK$111 per share

* Controlling shareholder ASM International N.V. sold 37 million shares of co at HK$111 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)