2022 First Quarter Highlights
- Revenue was $1,841.9 million in 1Q22, an increase of 16.6% QoQ from $1,580.1 million in 4Q21, and 66.9% YoY from $1,103.6 million in 1Q21.
- Gross profit was $750.3 million in 1Q22, an increase of 35.7% QoQ from $552.8 million in 4Q21, and 200.0% YoY from $250.1 million in 1Q21.
- Gross margin was 40.7% in 1Q22, compared to 35.0% in 4Q21 and 22.7% in 1Q21.
Second Quarter 2022 Guidance
The following statements are forward looking statements based on current expectations and involved risks and uncertainties. The Company expects (in accordance with IFRS):
- Revenue to increase by 1% to 3% QoQ.
- Gross margin to range from 37% to 39%.
SMIC management commented: "In the first half of 2022, events such as the epidemic and local conflicts occurring overseas have brought uncertainties to the development of the global IC industry. While the demand for consumer electronics is soft, the demand growth in new energy vehicles, display panels and industrial sectors has led to a short-term intensification of the structural shortage of semiconductor manufacturing capacity. Thanks to the company's planning and deployment to address the shortage in the market, in the past six months, the company has carried out early capacity allocation optimization and adjustment, and has orderly promoted capacity construction.
This year, the cities where some of the company's fabs are located have experienced the epidemic at different times. Facing this challenge, the company went full force to implement various preventative and control measures to guard against the epidemic, in order to build a safety barrier for employees and ensure production, making every effort to assure customer demand.
With the efforts and dedication of all employees, the first quarter revenue and gross margin maintained growth. Gross margin exceeded guidance primarily due to two reasons: first, due to the epidemic, the company postponed the scheduled maintenance of some fabs; second, the impact of the epidemic on the Tianjin and Shenzhen fabs was lower than expected.
In the second quarter, the company expects revenue to increase 1% to 3% sequentially and gross margin to be in the range of 37% to 39%, due to the deferral of annual maintenance at some fabs into the current quarter and the short-term impact of the epidemic on utilization at the Shanghai fabs.
Based on the Company's growth expected in the first half of the year and with the gradual release of capacity, if there is no significant material adverse change in external conditions, it is expected that our annual revenue growth rate this year will be better than the foundry industry average, and the Company's gross margin will be better than expected at the beginning of the year.
Here we would like to thank all employees, customers, suppliers, investors and the community for their trust and support!"
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Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SEHK: 00981; SSE STAR MARKET: 688981) and its subsidiaries is one of the leading foundries in the world and is the front runner in manufacturing capability, manufacturing scale, and comprehensive service in the Chinese Mainland. SMIC Group provides semiconductor foundry and technology services to global customers on 0.35 micron to 14 nanometer process node technologies. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC Group has an international manufacturing and service base, with three 8-inch wafer fabrication facilities ("fabs") and three 12-inch fabs in Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin and Shenzhen, and three 12-inch fabs under construction in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen. SMIC Group also has marketing and customer service offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, China, and a representative office in Hong Kong, China.
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