SMIC Reports 2019 Second Quarter Results

SHANGHAI, Aug. 8, 2019 — (PRNewswire) — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SEHK: 981; OTCQX: SMICY) ("SMIC", the "Company" or "our"), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

2019 Second Quarter Highlights

  • Revenue was $790.9 million in 2Q19, an increase of 18.2% QoQ from $668.9 million in 1Q19, compared to $890.7 million in 2Q18 and $837.9 million (excluding technology licensing revenue) in 2Q18. 
  • Gross profit was $151.2 million in 2Q19, an increase of 23.8% QoQ from $122.1 million in 1Q19, compared to $217.8 million in 2Q18 and $165.0 million (excluding technology licensing revenue) in 2Q18.
  • Gross margin was 19.1% in 2Q19, compared to 18.2% in 1Q19, 24.5% in 2Q18 and 19.7% (excluding technology licensing revenue) in 2Q18.

Third Quarter 2019 Guidance: 

The following statements are forward looking statements based on current expectations and involved risks and uncertainties, some of which are set forth under "Safe Harbor Statements" below. The Company expects:

  • Revenue to increase by 0% to 2% QoQ and to increase by 2% to 4% QoQ (excluding the contribution from the Avezzano fab).
  • Gross margin to range from 19% to 21%.
  • Non-GAAP operating expenses, excluding the effect of employee bonus accrual, government funding, impairment loss of tangible and intangible assets, gain or loss on the disposal of machinery and equipment, gain from the disposal of living quarters, and gain from the disposal of subsidiary, to range from $294 million to $300 million.
  • Non-controlling interests of our majority-owned subsidiaries to range from positive $25 million to positive $27 million (losses to be borne by non-controlling interests).

Dr. Zhao Haijun and Dr. Liang Mong Song, SMIC's Co-Chief Executive Officers commented, "Though uncertainty in the macro environment remains, as the industry recovers, we continue to optimize internally and exit this period of transition. At the same time, we are seeing significant business growth in our mature-node technology platforms accompanied by consistent breakthroughs in leading-edge technology.

Our second quarter growth was strong, as smartphones and IoT devices drove demand; as a result, revenue grew 18% quarter over quarter. Meanwhile, the sequential growth of revenue from China and Eurasia regions was significant, increasing 25% and 34% respectively.

Furthermore, FinFET research and development continues to accelerate. Our 14nm is in risk production and is expected to contribute meaningful revenue by year-end. In addition, our second generation FinFET N+1 has already begun customer engagement. We maintain long-term and steady cooperation with customers and clutch onto the opportunities emerging from 5G, IoT, automotive and other industry trends."

To see the complete results including financial tables, please click here: 

http://www.smics.com/uploads/2019Q2EarningsReleaseEN.pdf

Conference Call / Webcast Announcement

Date: August 9, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. Beijing time

Dial-in numbers:

China                +86 400-620-8038    (Pass code: SMIC)

Hong Kong       +852 3018-6771        (Pass code: SMIC)

Taiwan              +886 2-5572-3895    (Pass code: SMIC)

United States    +1 845-675-0437      (Pass code: SMIC)

The call will be webcast live with audio at: 

http://www.smics.com/en/site/company_activity or  https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/fmzrieg5.

An archived version of the webcast, along with an electronic copy of this news release will be available on the SMIC website for a period of 12 months following the webcast.

About SMIC

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; SEHK: 981; OTCQX: SMICY), one of the leading foundries in the world, is Mainland China's most advanced and largest foundry, broadest in technology coverage, and most comprehensive in semiconductor manufacturing services. SMIC provides integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology services on process nodes from 0.35 micron to 14 nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has an international manufacturing and service base. In China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and a 200mm fab in Shanghai; a 300mm fab and a majority-owned 300mm fab for advanced nodes in Beijing; 200mm fabs in Tianjin and Shenzhen; and a majority-owned joint-venture 300mm bumping facility in Jiangyin. SMIC also has marketing and customer service offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong.

For more information, please visit www.smics.com.

Safe Harbor Statements

(Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995)

This press release contains, in addition to historical information, "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based on SMIC's current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. SMIC uses words like "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "project," "target" and similar expressions to identify forward looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting judgment of SMIC's senior management and involve significant risks, both known and unknown, uncertainties and other factors that may cause SMIC's actual performance, financial condition or results of operations to be materially different from those suggested by the forward-looking statements including, among others, risks associated with cyclicality and market conditions in the semiconductor industry, intense competition, timely wafer acceptance by SMIC's customers, bad debt risk, timely introduction of new technologies, SMIC's ability to ramp new products into volume, supply and demand for semiconductor foundry services, industry overcapacity, shortages in equipment, components and raw materials, availability of manufacturing capacity and financial stability in end markets.

In addition to the information contained in this press release, you should also consider the information contained in our other filings with the SEC, including our annual report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on April 30, 2019, especially in the "Risk Factors" section and such other documents that we may file with the SEC or The Hong Kong Stock Exchange Limited ("SEHK") from time to time, including current reports on Form 6-K. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on our future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated or, if no date is stated, as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, SMIC undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Non-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("non-GAAP") Financial Measures

To supplement SMIC's consolidated financial results presented in accordance with IFRS, SMIC uses in this press release non-GAAP measures of operating results that are adjusted to exclude finance cost, depreciation and amortization, income tax benefits and expenses, the effect of employee bonus accrual, government funding, impairment loss of tangible and intangible assets, gain or loss on the disposal of machinery and equipment and gain from the disposal of living quarters. This earnings release also includes third quarter 2019 guidance for non-GAAP operating expenses. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with IFRS. This earnings release includes EBITDA, EBITDA margin and non-GAAP operating expenses which consist of total operating expenses as adjusted to exclude the effect of employee bonus accrual, government funding, impairment loss of tangible and intangible assets, gain or loss on the disposal of machinery and equipment and gain from the disposal of living quarters. These non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated or presented in accordance with, and are not alternatives or substitutes for financial measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, and should be read only in conjunction with the Group's financial measures prepared in accordance with IFRS. The Group's non-GAAP financial measures may be different from similarly-titled non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies.

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