BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. Announces Q3-21 Results

10/26/2021, 7:44 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Revenue of € 208.3 Million and Net Income of € 84.2 Million Up 92.3% and 147.6%, Respectively, vs. Q3-20.

Orders of € 209.2 Million Up 4.5% vs. Q2-21 and 120.4% vs. Q3-20.

Strong YTD-21 Revenue, Orders and Net Income of € 577.6 Million, € 736.5 Million and € 215.3 Million, Respectively

DUIVEN, The Netherlands, Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. (the “Company" or "Besi") (Euronext Amsterdam: BESI; OTC markets: BESIY, Nasdaq International Designation), a leading manufacturer of assembly equipment for the semiconductor industry, today announced its results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2021.

Key Highlights Q3-21

  • Revenue of € 208.3 million declined 7.9% vs. Q2-21 and was in line with prior guidance. Decrease primarily due to lower shipments for mobile applications post H1-21 capacity build and supply chain constraints. Up 92.3% vs. Q3-20 due to increased demand for mobile and automotive applications and higher shipments to Asian subcontractors
  • Orders of € 209.2 million grew 4.5% vs. Q2-21 and 120.4% vs. Q3-20 primarily as a result of increased bookings for hybrid bonding, high performance computing and automotive applications
  • Gross margin of 60.4% declined by 1.7 points vs. Q2-21 principally due to a less favorable product mix. Down 0.4 points vs. Q3-20 primarily due to adverse forex influences
  • Net income of € 84.2 million decreased € 9.3 million (-9.9%) vs. Q2-21 principally as a result of lower revenue and gross margin levels realized. Up € 50.2 million, or 147.6%, vs. Q3-20
  • Net margin of 40.4% declined slightly vs. the 41.3% achieved in Q2-21 but increased by 9.1 points vs. Q3-20 highlighting the significant operating leverage in Besi’s business model

Key Highlights YTD-21

  • Revenue of € 577.6 million rose 78.3% vs. YTD-20 reflecting strong demand across Besi’s end-user markets, geographies and customers with particular strength in mobile applications
  • Orders of € 736.5 million grew € 421.7 million, or 134.0%, primarily due to significant growth in each of Besi’s principal end-user markets
  • Gross margin reached 60.5%, up 0.4 points vs. YTD-20 principally related to a more favorable product mix and increased labor efficiencies despite adverse forex influences and additional costs to scale Besi’s production capacity
  • Net income of € 215.3 million grew € 127.7 million, or 145.8%, vs. YTD-20. Net margin expanded to 37.3% vs. 27.1% in YTD-20
  • Net cash of € 287.8 million at end of Q3-21 increased by € 129.1 million (+81.3%) vs. Q3-20


  • Q4-21 revenue to decrease approximately 5-15% vs. Q3-21 as new products are introduced, capacity added in 2021 is deployed and typical H2 seasonal trends. Revenue expected to rise 60-80% vs. Q4-20 highlighting ongoing market strength. Gross margin of 59-61% at similar levels as reported in Q3-21.

(€ millions, except EPS)Q3-2021Q2-2021ΔQ3-2020


Orders 209.2200.2+4.5%94.9+120.4%736.5314.8+134.0%
Operating Income95.4106.7-10.6%42.0+127.1%250.4109.2+129.3%
Net Income84.293.5-9.9%34.0+147.6%215.387.6+145.8%
EPS (basic)1.081.23-12.2%0.47+129.8%2.841.21+134.7%
EPS (diluted)1.001.12-10.7%0.43+132.6%2.581.12+130.4%
Net Cash & Deposits287.8206.7+39.2%158.7+81.3%287.8158.7+81.3%

Richard W. Blickman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Besi, commented:
"Besi reported strong results for both the third quarter and first nine months of 2021 as we leveraged our leadership position in advanced packaging to expand revenue growth, executed strategic initiatives to drive profitability and refined our business model to take advantage of emerging opportunities in wafer level assembly.

For the quarter, revenue of € 208.3 million and net income of € 84.2 million increased by 92.3% and 147.6% versus Q3-20. Results were slightly ahead of the midpoint of guidance despite ongoing supply chain disruptions which constrained the potential number of customer shipments. In addition, we maintained gross margins above 60% and limited operating expense development that aided profitability and resulted in a net margin above 40% for the second consecutive quarter.

Q3-21 orders of € 209.2 million trended favorably relative to typical seasonal patterns, increasing by 4.5% sequentially versus Q2-21 and by 120.4% versus Q3-20. In general, order growth reflected continued strong customer demand for advanced packaging applications as customers increased their investment in AI, 5G, data center, vehicle electrification and cloud infrastructure applications. Versus Q2-21, growth was primarily due to follow-on orders for hybrid bonding systems as well as increased demand for high performance computing and automotive applications, continuing trends we saw in Q2-21. Growth for such end-user markets helped offset reduced demand by Asian subcontractors for mobile applications as incremental capacity ordered in the first half year was installed for new product introductions in H2-21.

Results for the first nine months were also very strong with revenue and orders reaching € 577.6 million and € 736.5 million, respectively, increases of € 253.7 million (78.3%) and € 421.7 million (134.0%), versus the prior year period. Year to date revenue and order growth resulted from significantly increased demand across all Besi’s end-user markets, geographies and customers with a particular focus in the first quarter on high-end mobile applications followed by strength in the second and third quarters for automotive and high performance computing applications. Net income also rose strongly, increasing by € 127.7 million, or 145.8%, versus YTD-20 to reach € 215.3 million due to substantial revenue growth combined with tight controls of overhead and personnel costs. As a result, Besi’s net margins expanded to 37.3% in YTD-21 versus 27.1% in YTD-20 highlighting the significant operating leverage in our business model.

Our liquidity position continued to grow with cash and deposits and net cash increasing by 15.5% and 39.2%, respectively, versus Q2-21 due to strong cash flow generated from operations post the significant working capital investment required in H1-21. In addition, our capital allocation policy continues to reward investors with total distributions of € 163.7 million in dividends and share repurchases year to date, highlighting our commitment to long-term value creation for shareholders.

At present, we are completing a strategic review 2021-2025 with refinements to our organization and management planned for the next phase of Besi’s development. As such, we hope to realize the potential of a new generation of <7 nanometer chip to wafer assembly applications while maintaining the exciting growth opportunities of our existing advanced packaging portfolio. Toward this end, we will have increased development and service personnel by approximately 20% and 40%, respectively, by year end and increased our presence in the US and Taiwan to help support new fabs planned by customers. In addition, we are in the process of significantly ramping Besi’s hybrid bonding production capacity in alignment with customer roadmaps for 2022-2025. Over the past year, the Besi and Applied Materials’ teams have made excellent progress working together to process customer materials and accelerate development of advanced heterogeneous integration technologies.

Looking forward, we believe that the market drivers supporting the growth of the assembly equipment market in this upcycle remain intact based on updated industry research forecasts and increased capex spending plans recently announced by our principal customers for mobile, automotive and computing end-user markets. We also see near-term incremental growth opportunities represented by hybrid bonding and other chip to wafer process technologies consistent with favorable order trends over the past two quarters.

For Q4-21, we estimate that revenue will decline by 5-15% versus Q3-21 as new products are introduced by customers, capacity added in 2021 is deployed and typical H2 seasonal trends. However, revenue is anticipated to increase by 60-80% versus Q4-20 highlighting ongoing assembly market strength. In addition, we forecast gross margins between 59-61%, roughly equivalent to Q3-21 and for operating expenses to be flat, plus or minus 5%, versus the € 30.4 million realized in Q3-21."

Third Quarter Results of Operations

Book to Bill Ratio1.00.9+0.1 0.9+0.1 

Q3-21 revenue of € 208.3 million decreased by € 17.8 million versus Q2-21 as shipments for high-end mobile applications declined after a strong H1-21 capacity build, partially offset by increased shipments for automotive, high performance computing and mainstream electronics applications. The sequential quarterly revenue decrease (-7.9%) was at the favorable end of prior guidance (down 5-15% versus Q2-21). Besi’s 92.3% revenue growth versus Q3-20 primarily reflected increased demand for mobile and automotive end-user markets, significantly increased shipments to Asian subcontractors for mainstream mobile and electronics applications and more favorable market conditions generally.

Orders of € 209.2 million increased 4.5% versus Q2-21 and 120.4% versus Q3-20 due primarily to increased bookings for hybrid bonding, high performance computing and automotive applications. On a sequential basis, Q3-21 order growth was partially offset by reduced demand by Asian subcontractors for high-end mobile applications. Per customer type, IDM orders increased € 22.4 million, or 20.1%, versus Q2-21 and represented 64% of total orders for the period. Subcontractor orders decreased by € 13.4 million, or 15.1%, versus Q2-21 and represented 36% of total orders.

Gross Margin60.4%62.1%-1.7 60.8%-0.4 
Operating Expenses30.4 33.6 -9.5%23.9 +27.2%
Financial Expense/(Income), net3.4 2.8 +21.4%3.2 +6.3%
EBITDA99.7 110.9 -10.1%46.5 +114.4%

Besi’s gross margin in Q3-21 was 60.4%, a decrease of 1.7 points versus Q2-21 primarily due to a less favorable product mix of systems shipped during the quarter. Versus Q3-20, Besi’s gross margin decreased by 0.4 points due to adverse forex movements of the euro relative to the USD and Chinese Yuan which could not be offset by increased labor efficiencies realized from significantly higher revenue levels.

Q3-21 operating expenses declined by € 3.2 million, or 9.5%, as compared to Q2-21 principally as a result of a € 2.2 million reduction in share-based compensation expense. Operating expenses increased by € 6.5 million, or 27.2%, versus Q3-20 primarily due to increased variable sales related expenses associated with higher revenue levels, increased R&D spending for the development of next generation wafer level assembly systems and higher consulting expenses. As a percentage of revenue, operating expenses declined to 14.6% in Q3-21 versus 14.9% in Q2-21 and 22.1% in Q3-20.

Net Income84.2 93.5 -9.9%34.0 +147.6%
Net Margin40.4%41.3%-0.9 31.3%+9.1 
Tax Rate*8.4%10.0%-1.6 12.4%-4.0 

* Effective tax rate reflects € 3.7 million and € 2.4 million of tax benefits recognized in Q3-21 and Q2-21, respectively.

Besi’s net income reached € 84.2 million in Q3-21, a decrease of € 9.3 million, or 9.9%, versus Q2-21 primarily due to a 7.9% revenue decrease and lower gross margin realized. Such decreases were partially offset by a 9.5% reduction in operating expenses and a lower effective tax rate due to a € 3.7 million tax benefit recognized at Besi Switzerland. Versus Q3-20, net income increased by € 50.2 million, or 147.6%, principally as a result of a 92.3% revenue increase combined with ongoing cost controls of fixed personnel and overhead which limited operating expense development. As a result, Besi’s net margin of 40.4% in Q3-21 rose by 9.1 points versus the 31.3% realized in Q3-20.

Nine Months Results of Operations

Revenue577.6 323.9 +78.3%
Orders736.5 314.8 +134.0%
Gross Margin60.5%60.1%+0.4 
Operating Income250.4 109.2 +129.3%
Net Income215.3 87.6 +145.8%
Net Margin37.3%27.1%+10.2 
Tax Rate*10.2%13.0%-2.8 

* Effective tax rate reflects € 6.1 million of tax benefits recognized in YTD-21.

YTD-21 revenue reached € 577.6 million, up 78.3% versus YTD-20 reflecting strong demand across Besi’s end-user markets, geographies and customers. In particular, revenue growth reflected a large capacity build by customers in H1-21 for high-end smart phones in anticipation of new product introductions in the second half year. It also reflected increased demand by Asian subcontractors for mainstream mobile and electronics applications.

Similarly, orders of € 736.5 million grew by € 421.7 million, or +134.0%, versus YTD-20 primarily due to significant growth in each of Besi’s principal end-user markets and more favorable industry conditions generally. IDM and subcontractor orders represented 51% and 49%, respectively, of YTD-21 orders versus 43% and 57%, respectively, in YTD-20.

Besi’s net income rose strongly as well, increasing by € 127.7 million, or 145.8%, versus YTD-20 to reach € 215.3 million. Similarly, Besi’s net margin of 37.3% increased by 10.2 points versus YTD-20 as increased revenue and gross margin more than offset a 15.8% increase in operating expenses primarily associated with increased share-based compensation expense and variable, sales related expenses due to significantly higher revenue levels.

Financial Condition


Total Cash and Deposits590.5511.4+15.5%564.5+4.6%590.5564.5+4.6%
Net Cash and Deposits287.8206.7+39.2%158.7+81.3%287.8158.7+81.3%
Cash flow from Ops.98.651.2+92.6%60.9+61.9%176.0110.3+59.6%

At the end of Q3-21, Besi had a strong liquidity position with total cash and deposits aggregating € 590.5 million. Total cash and deposits increased by € 79.1 million versus Q2-21 primarily due to € 98.6 million of cash flow generated from operations which was used to fund (i) € 14.2 million of share repurchases and (ii) € 5.5 million of capitalized development spending. Similarly, net cash of € 287.8 million at quarter end increased by € 81.1 million, or 39.2% versus Q2-21 and by € 129.1 million, or 81.3%, versus Q3-20 primarily due to strong cash flow generated from operations and ongoing conversions of Besi’s Convertible Notes due to its upward share price appreciation.

Share Repurchase Activity / Convertible Notes
During the quarter, Besi repurchased 189,838 of its ordinary shares at an average price of € 74.52 per share for a total of € 14.2 million. Cumulatively, as of September 30, 2021, 4.0 million shares have been purchased under the current € 185 million share repurchase program at an average price of € 29.54 per share for a total of € 119.1 million. As of such date, Besi held approximately 0.5 million shares in treasury, equal to 0.6% of its shares outstanding.

During the quarter, € 1.0 million and € 2.6 million principal amount of the 2.5% Convertible Notes due 2023 and the 0.5% Convertible Notes due 2024, respectively, were converted into 105,452 ordinary shares. As a result, the principal amount outstanding of the 2.5% Convertible Notes due 2023 and the 0.5% Convertible Notes due 2024 declined to € 4.7 million and € 172.4 million, respectively.


Based on its September 30, 2021 order backlog and feedback from customers, Besi forecasts for Q4-21 that:

  • Revenue will decrease by approximately 5-15% vs. the € 208.3 million reported in Q3-21
  • Gross margin will range between 59-61% vs. the 60.4% realized in Q3-21
  • Operating expenses will be flat, plus or minus 5%, vs. the € 30.3 million reported in Q3-21

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Basis of Presentation

The accompanying condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as adopted by the European Union. Reference is made to the Summary of Significant Accounting Policies to the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements as included in our 2020 Annual Report, which is available on

About Besi

Besi is a leading supplier of semiconductor assembly equipment for the global semiconductor and electronics industries offering high levels of accuracy, productivity and reliability at a low cost of ownership. The Company develops leading edge assembly processes and equipment for leadframe, substrate and wafer level packaging applications in a wide range of end-user markets including electronics, mobile internet, cloud server, computing, automotive, industrial, LED and solar energy. Customers are primarily leading semiconductor manufacturers, assembly subcontractors and electronics and industrial companies. Besi’s ordinary shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (symbol: BESI). Its Level 1 ADRs are listed on the OTC markets (symbol: BESIY Nasdaq International Designation) and its headquarters are located in Duiven, the Netherlands. For more information, please visit our website at

Richard W. Blickman, President & CEO        
Hetwig van Kerkhof, SVP Finance
Leon Verweijen, VP Finance
Claudia Vissers, Executive Secretary/IR coordinator
Edmond Franco, VP Corporate Development/US IR coordinator
Tel. (31) 26 319 4500                   

Caution Concerning Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains statements about management's future expectations, plans and prospects of our business that constitute forward-looking statements, which are found in various places throughout the press release, including, but not limited to, statements relating to expectations of orders, net sales, product shipments, expenses, timing of purchases of assembly equipment by customers, gross margins, operating results and capital expenditures. The use of words such as “anticipate”, “estimate”, “expect”, “can”, “intend”, “believes”, “may”, “plan”, “predict”, “project”, “forecast”, “will”, “would”, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward looking statements, although not all forward looking statements contain these identifying words. The financial guidance set forth under the heading “Outlook” contains such forward looking statements. While these forward looking statements represent our judgments and expectations concerning the development of our business, a number of risks, uncertainties and other important factors could cause actual developments and results to differ materially from those contained in forward looking statements, including any inability to maintain continued demand for our products; failure of anticipated orders to materialize or postponement or cancellation of orders, generally without charges; the volatility in the demand for semiconductors and our products and services; the extent and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken to contain the outbreak, and the associated adverse impacts on the global economy, financial markets, and our operations as well as those of our customers and suppliers; failure to develop new and enhanced products and introduce them at competitive price levels; failure to adequately decrease costs and expenses as revenues decline; loss of significant customers, including through industry consolidation or the emergence of industry alliances; lengthening of the sales cycle; acts of terrorism and violence; disruption or failure of our information technology systems; inability to forecast demand and inventory levels for our products; the integrity of product pricing and protection of our intellectual property in foreign jurisdictions; risks, such as changes in trade regulations, currency fluctuations, political instability and war, associated with substantial foreign customers, suppliers and foreign manufacturing operations, particularly to the extent occurring in the Asia Pacific region; potential instability in foreign capital markets; the risk of failure to successfully manage our diverse operations; any inability to attract and retain skilled personnel, including as a result of restrictions on immigration, travel or the availability of visas for skilled technology workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; those additional risk factors set forth in Besi's annual report for the year ended December 31, 2020 and other key factors that could adversely affect our businesses and financial performance contained in our filings and reports, including our statutory consolidated statements. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update or alter our forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Consolidated Statements of Operations

(euro in thousands, except share and per share data)

Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 2021 202020212020
Cost of sales82,51442,466228,188129,339
Gross profit125,79265,877349,377194,610
Selling, general and administrative expenses21,58116,31272,47259,970
Research and development expenses8,8067,59826,47425,457
Total operating expenses30,38723,91098,94685,427
Operating income95,40541,967250,431109,183
Financial expense, net3,4013,19710,7208,500
Income before taxes92,00438,770239,711100,683
Income tax expense7,7614,81424,40113,054
Net income84,24333,956215,31087,629
Net income per share – basic1.080.472.841.21
Net income per share – diluted1.000.432.581.12

Number of shares used in computing per share amounts:
- basic
- diluted 1







Consolidated Balance Sheets

(euro in thousands)September 30, 2021
June 30, 2021
March 31, 2021
December 31, 2020
Cash and cash equivalents455,267298,802347,979375,406
Trade receivables213,641217,725147,73793,218
Other current assets14,63017,16517,65511,964
Total current assets903,914824,367832,927755,532
Property, plant and equipment27,83827,34427,73927,840
Right of use assets10,56010,2808,9589,873
Other intangible assets61,74757,45054,07850,660
Deferred tax assets19,94720,08621,17721,924
Other non-current assets1,0341,0841,0781,043
Total non-current assets166,092160,976157,881155,824
Total assets1,070,006985,343990,808911,356
Trade payables84,34291,47265,35144,017
Other current liabilities102,34987,33783,15557,469
Total current liabilities186,691178,809148,506101,486
Long-term debt302,637304,647389,614399,956
Lease liabilities7,3076,9636,3486,952
Deferred tax liabilities11,31211,44812,90512,840
Other non-current liabilities16,25115,94718,88718,895
Total non-current liabilities337,507339,005427,754438,643
Total equity545,808467,529414,548371,227
Total liabilities and equity1,070,006985,343990,808911,356

Consolidated Cash Flow Statements

(euro in thousands)

Three Months Ended September 30,
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 2021 2020 2021 2020 
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Income before income tax92,004 38,770 239,711 100,683 
Depreciation and amortization4,285 4,495 12,717 14,343 
Share-based payment expense1,395 981 14,792 9,014 
Financial expense, net3,401 3,197 10,720 8,500 
Changes in working capital226 14,546 (86,671)(10,197)
Income tax paid(1,659)(221)(12,080)(8,974)
Interest paid(1,064)(865)(3,170)(3,045)
Net cash provided by operating activities98,588 60,903 176,019 110,324 
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Capital expenditures(1,206)(1,250)(4,071)(2,600)
Proceeds from sale of property- - 54 - 
Capitalized development expenses(5,497)(4,286)(16,277)(12,268)
Repayments of (investments in) deposits79,291 (110,127)89,244 (95,127)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities72,588 (115,663)68,950 (109,995)
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Payments of bank lines of credit- - - (434)
Proceeds from (payments of) debt- - 1,021 (416)
Proceeds from convertible notes- 147,757 - 147,757 
Payments on lease liabilities(889)(853)(2,739)(2,622)
Dividends paid to shareholders- - (129,357)(73,486)
Purchase of treasury shares(14,175)(3,259)(34,372)(9,457)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities(15,064)143,645 (165,447)61,342 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents156,112 88,885 79,522 61,671 
Effect of changes in exchange rates on cash and
cash equivalents






Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the




Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period455,267 339,459 455,267 339,459 

Supplemental Information (unaudited)
(euro in millions, unless stated otherwise)

 Per geography:               
 Asia Pacific77.6 85%105.7 85%86.6 80%91.1 83%113.4 79%175.7 78%164.3 79% 
 EU / USA13.7 15%18.6 15%21.7 20%18.6 17%29.8 21%50.4 22%44.0 21% 
 Total91.3 100%124.3 100%108.3 100%109.7 100%143.2 100%226.1 100%208.3 100% 
 ORDERS Q1-2020Q2-2020Q3-2020Q4-2020Q1-2021Q2-2021Q3-2021 
 Per geography:               
 Asia Pacific102.0 86%88.1 87%75.9 80%122.7 78%253.2 77%155.0 77%170.5 82% 
 EU / USA16.6 14%13.2 13%19.0 20%34.6 22%73.9 23%45.2 23%38.7 18% 
 Total118.6 100%101.3 100%94.9 100%157.3 100%327.1 100%200.2 100%209.2 100% 
 Per customer type:               
 IDM47.4 40%44.6 44%43.7 46%77.6 49%130.8 40%111.3 56%133.7 64% 
 Subcontractors71.2 60%56.7 56%51.2 54%79.7 51%196.3 60%88.9 44%75.5 36% 
 Total118.6 100%101.3 100%94.9 100%157.3 100%327.1 100%200.2 100%209.2 100% 
 HEADCOUNTMar 31, 2020Jun 30, 2020Sep 30, 2020Dec 31, 2020Mar 31, 2021Jun 30, 2021Sep 30, 2021 
 Fixed staff (FTE)               
 Asia Pacific1,071 70%1,067 70%1,054 70%1,060 70%1,070 70%1,096 70%1,132 70% 
 EU / USA458 30%455 30%459 30%463 30%468 30%473 30%483 30% 
 Total1,529 100%1,522 100%1,513 100%1,523 100%1,538 100%1,569 100%1,615 100% 
 Temporary staff (FTE)               
 Asia Pacific42 46%121 72%95 63%35 37%299 82%581 90%559 87% 
 EU / USA50 54%48 28%57 37%60 63%64 18%68 10%80 13% 
 Total92 100%169 100%152 100%95 100%363 100%649 100%639 100% 
 Total fixed and temporary staff (FTE)1,621  1,691  1,665  1,618  1,901  2,218  2,254   
 OTHER FINANCIAL DATAQ1-2020Q2-2020Q3-2020Q4-2020Q1-2021Q2-2021Q3-2021 
 Gross profit51.7 56.7%77.0 62.0%65.9 60.8%64.0 58.3%83.3 58.2%140.3 62.1%125.8 60.4% 
 Selling, general and admin expenses:               
 As reported23.5 25.7%20.1 16.2%16.3 15.1%15.8 14.4%26.7 18.6%24.2 10.7%21.6 10.4% 
 Share-based compensation expense(5.8)-6.3%(2.2)-1.8%(1.0)-1.0%(1.5)-1.4%(9.8)-6.8%(3.6)-1.6%(1.4)-0.7% 
 SG&A expenses as adjusted17.7 19.4%17.9 14.4%15.3 14.1%14.3 13.0%16.9 11.8%20.6 9.1%20.2 9.7% 
 Research and development expenses::               
 As reported9.4 10.3%8.4 6.8%7.6 7.0%7.4 6.8%8.3 5.8%9.4 4.2%8.8 4.2% 
 Capitalization of R&D charges3.7 4.1%4.3 3.5%4.3 4.0%5.4 4.9%5.9 4.1%4.9 2.2%5.5 2.6% 
 Amortization of intangibles(2.6)-2.8%(2.1)-1.7%(2.1)-2.0%(2.2)-2.0%(1.7)-1.2%(1.7)-0.8%(1.8)-0.8% 
 R&D expenses as adjusted10.5 11.5%10.6 8.5%9.8 9.0%10.6 9.7%12.5 8.7%12.6 5.6%12.5 6.00% 
 Financial expense (income), net:               
 Interest expense (income), net2.6  2.5  3.1  3.6  3.4  2.3  2.4   
 Hedging results0.7  0.5  0.3  0.3  0.7  0.7  0.7   
 Foreign exchange effects, net(0.7) (0.3) (0.2) (0.1) 0.4  (0.2) 0.3   
 Total2.6  2.7  3.2  3.8  4.5  2.8  3.4   
 Operating income               
   as % of net sales18.8 20.6%48.4 39.0%42.0 38.8%40.7 37.1%48.4 33.8%106.7 47.2%95.4 45.8% 
   as % of net sales24.0 26.3%53.1 42.7%46.5 42.9%45.5 41.5%52.6 36.7%110.9 49.0%99.7 47.9% 
 Net income               
   as % of net sales13.9 15.2%39.8 32.0%34.0 31.3%44.6 40.7%37.6 26.3%93.5 41.3%84.2 40.4% 
 Income per share               
 Basic0.19  0.55  0.47  0.62  0.51  1.23  1.08   
 Diluted0.19  0.50  0.43  0.55  0.47  1.12  1.00   

)  The calculation of diluted income per share assumes the exercise of equity-settled share-based payments and the conversion of all Convertible Notes outstanding

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