SHANGHAI, Nov. 5, 2014 -- 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, 2014.
Third Quarter 2014 Highlights
- Revenue was $521.6 million in 3Q14, an increase of 2.0% quarter over quarter.
- Gross margin was 25.9% in 3Q14, compared to 28.0% in 2Q14 and 21.0% in 3Q13.
- Profit for the period attributable to SMIC was $47.5 million in 3Q14, compared to $56.8 million in 2Q14 and $42.5 million in 3Q13.
Fourth Quarter 2014 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 decrease by 5% to 9% quarter over quarter.
- Gross margin is expected to range from 19.5% to 22.5%.
- Non-GAAP operating expenses excluding the effect of employee bonus accrual, government funding and gain from the disposal of living quarters are expected to range from $99 million to $103 million.
Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, SMIC's Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, commented, "SMIC had a good quarter in Q3; we achieved our tenth consecutive profitable quarter. When excluding Wuhan Xinxin, we reached another record high revenue and grew 2.0% quarter over quarter and 3.6% year over year. Profit for the period attributable to SMIC was $47.5 million.
In terms of expansion, we plan to expand our Tianjin fab's production capacity to 42,000 8-inch wafers per month and Shenzhen is on track to reach 10,000 wafers per month installed capacity by year-end. We target to expand the Shenzhen fab capacity to 20,000 wafers per month capacity by the end of 2015. Meanwhile, the Beijing JV project is estimated to have 1,000 12-inch wafers per month installed capacity by year-end and 10,000 by the end of 2015. We target to reach 6,000 12-inch wafers per month 28nm capability by the end of 2014 in our Shanghai facility.
The strong IC demand in China is continuing to drive our growth. Revenue from China has continued to be over 40% of our total revenue in the past 5 quarters and accounts for more than 42% of our total revenue in Q3 2014. As the largest and most advanced foundry in China, we are looking forward to accelerated industry growth and, as we focus our direction and technology to capture market opportunities serving the demand of the China market; we believe the opportunities for continued growth will be plentiful."
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. SMIC provides integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology services at 0.35-micron to 28-nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and a 200mm mega-fab in Shanghai; a 300mm mega-fab in Beijing with a joint-venture 300mm fab that is currently under construction; a 200mm fab in Tianjin; and a 200mm fab project under development in Shenzhen. SMIC also has marketing and customer service offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong.
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