Financial figures and guidance confirmed

The Annual Report for 2018 of Elmos Semiconductor AG (FSE: ELG) was released today. The preliminary financial figures and the guidance are confirmed. The document is available at www.elmos.com (here).

The Supervisory Board and the Management Board intend to propose to the Annual General Meeting on May 15, 2019, a dividend increase to 0.52 Euro per share (previous year: 0.40 Euro per share).

Based on the current economic environment, Elmos expects year-on-year growth in sales of 6% to 10%. The EBIT margin is expected to be between 13% and 17%. Investment should amount to <15% of sales. Elmos expects to achieve a positive adjusted free cash flow in 2019. This forecast is based on an exchange rate of 1.15 USD/EUR.

Overview of financials

The preliminary financial figures from mid-February 2019 have been confirmed. Figures according to IFRS (in millions of Euro/percent, unless indicated otherwise):

 20182017Diff.Q4/18Q4/17Diff.
Sales277.6250.410.8%75.668.510.3%
Gross profit on sales125.5110.114.0%37.232.813.5%
Gross margin in %45.2%43.9% 49.2%47.8% 
Research and development36.033.86.7%10.57.834.8%
EBIT51.038.432.8%16.917.3-2.0%
EBIT margin in %18.4%15.3% 22.4%25.2% 
Consolidated net income after non-controlling interests35.424.942.1%12.210.615.0%
Basic earnings per share (Euro)1.791.2642.0%0.620.5414.4%
Capital expenditures41.437.211.1%11.615.0-22.7%
Capital expenditures in %14.9%14.9% 15.4%21.9% 
Adjusted free cash flow-3.3-5.2-36.2%-4.2-4.4-4.2%

Definitions of selected financial indicators
- Adjusted free cash flow: Cash flow from operating activities less capital expenditures for/plus disposals of intangible assets and property, plant and equipment
- Capital expenditures: Capital expenditures for intangible assets and property, plant and equipment less capitalized development expenses
- You will find further explanations of the indicators used in the 2018 Annual Report for Elmos Semiconductor AG at www.elmos.com

About Elmos Semiconductor AG
Elmos develops, produces and markets semiconductors and sensors, primarily for use in the automotive industry. Our components communicate, measure, regulate and control safety, comfort, powertrain and network functions. For over 30 years, Elmos innovations have been bringing new functions to life and making mobility worldwide safer, more comfortable and more energy efficient.

Notice
This release contains forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions and estimates made by the Elmos management. Even though we assume the underlying expectations of the forward-looking statements to be realistic, we cannot guarantee the expectations will prove right. The assumptions may carry risks and uncertainties, and as a result actual events may differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Among the factors that could cause such differences are changes in general economic and business conditions, fluctuations of exchange rates and interest rates, the introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products, and changes in business strategy. Elmos neither intends nor assumes any obligation to update its statements with respect to future events.

Contact: Elmos Semiconductor AG, Thalea Blunk, Head of Investor Relations, Heinrich-Hertz-Str. 1, 44227 Dortmund / Germany, Telephone: +49 231-7549-0, Extension: -273, Fax: +49 231-7549-111, invest@elmos.com, www.elmos.com