Interim report January-March 2013

First quarter 2013

  • Net sales were SEK 226 (295) million
  • EBIT was SEK -11 (2) million
  • Earnings per share were SEK -0.11 (-0.08)

New CEO appointed
Lena Olving has been appointed the new President and CEO of Micronic Mydata and will take up the position during the third quarter 2013 at the latest.

Outlook
The company’s assessment is that sales in 2013 will reach approximately the same level as 2012.

CEO comments

We have seen low demand in early 2013 due to the generally weak economy. The electronics industry, in which Micronic Mydata operates, is however expected to have a long-term growth. The first quarter results were affected by lower sales but also by a strong Swedish krona vis-à-vis the currencies which are most important for us.

Business area SMT experienced a decline in the order intake and in sales compared with the strong first quarter of 2012. Jet printing, with the MY500, how ever experienced increased demand. Development of demand for SMT equipment in 2013 is expected to be skewed towards the second half of the year.

The Group's aftermarket business remains strong, particularly within business area PG.

The degree of utilization of mask writers is rising at customer sites. We see that customers have capacity requirements but no space in their budgets for investment yet. This has a positive effect on demand for aftermarket services. We also believe that the LRS-15N can offer some of our customers the possibility of securing capacity while they wait for the time to be right for major investments.

Micronic Mydata continues to focus on creating the prerequisites for sustainable profitability.

We now see that the measures implemented during the second half of last year have had the desired effect on cost levels. Already at the start of 2013 we could see the full effect from these measures, meaning decreasing annual costs by SEK 60 million.

We have also managed and adapted development activities to develop the product offering which is the basis for our revenue.
 

Lars Josefsson
President and CEO

Micronic Mydata is a Swedish high-tech company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of production equipment to the electronics industry. Micronic Mydata headquarters is located in Täby, north of Stockholm and the Group has subsidiaries in China, France, Germany Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information see our web site at: www.micronic-mydata.com  . For more information see our web site at: www.micronic-mydata.com

         Contact persons at Micronic Mydata:
         Lars Josefsson
         President and CEO
         +46 8 - 638 52 00
          lars.josefsson@micronic-mydata.com
         
         Per Ekstedt
         CFO
         +46 8 - 638 52 00
          per.ekstedt@micronic-mydata.com

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