- Revenue down by 12.9% to $306.9 million in 3Q11 from $352.4 million in 2Q11 and down by 24% compared to 3Q10.
- Gross margin was 1.4% in 3Q11 compared to 14.3% in 2Q11 primarily due to lower utilization.
- Net cash flow from operations increased to $160.9 million in 3Q11 from $79.4 million in 2Q11 mainly due to receipt of government subsidy.
- Loss attributable to Semiconductor manufacturing International Corporation was $ 88.1 million in 3Q11, compared to loss of $3.8 million in 2Q11.
- Diluted EPS was $(0.16) per ADS.
SHANGHAI, Nov. 7, 2011
-- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) ("SMIC" or the "Company"), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2011.
Fourth Quarter 2011 Guidance:
The following statements are forward looking statements which are based on current expectations and which involve risks and uncertainties, some of which are set forth under "Safe Harbor Statements" below.
Revenue is expected to decline between -5% to -8%.
Gross margin is expected to range from -3% to -6%.
Operating expenses excluding foreign exchange differences are expected to range from $89 million to $ 92 million.
Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, Chief Executive Officer commented, "The third and fourth quarters are very weak in terms of the foundry business cycle; we believe this is mainly due to global economic uncertainties and industry-wide inventory adjustments."
"We will continue our technology advancement, and pursue value added differentiation by focusing on markets best addressed by our positioning in China. We are now in the process of researching and analyzing methods for differentiation, as well as identifying markets, especially in China, that are best suited for SMIC."
"We have accomplished stabilization and continue to strengthen execution. Given the current business conditions, we recognize the challenges ahead and will continue working to increase fab loading and speed up technology development and differentiation, aiming for sustainable profitable growth for the long-term."
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Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in Mainland China, providing integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology services at 0.35-micron to 40-nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and three 200mm wafer fabs in its Shanghai mega-fab, two 300mm wafer fabs in its Beijing mega-fab, a 200mm wafer fab in Tianjin, and a 200mm fab under construction in Shenzhen. SMIC also has customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. In addition, SMIC manages and operates a 300mm wafer fab in Wuhan owned by Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation.
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