2017 revenues on target at €30.6 million

  • Strong revenue growth, up +86%
  • Significant development of the evaporators market
  • Very good prospective for 2018 with an order book up +44% at end 2017

Bezons, January 30, 2018 – 5:45 pm – RIBER, a global market leader for semiconductor industry equipment, is today reporting its full-year revenues for 2017.

Change in revenues

€M 2017 2016 Change
1st quarter 9,2 1,4 + 537 %
2nd quarter 3,3 5,6 – 41 %
3rd quarter 2,8 1,1 + 145 %
4th quarter 15,3 8,3 + 84 %
Full-year 30,6 16,5 + 86 %

 

€M 2017 2016 Change
Systems 7,2 8,8 – 19 %
Services and accessories 7,2 4,6 + 56 %
Evaporators (cells and sources) 16,2 3,0 + 435 %
Full-year 30,6 16,5 + 86 %

Full-year revenues for 2017 are up 86% year-on-year to €30.6 million, in line with the company’s target.

Revenues for MBE systems came to €7.2 million, down -19% from 2016 due to a lower level of billing. In 2017, five machines, including two production units, were billed, versus six machines,
including two production units, in 2016.

Revenues for services and accessories climbed 56% to €7.2 million, supported by the reactivation of production capacity by industrial customers.

Revenues for evaporators (cells and sources) are up 435% to €16.2 million, driven by the successful transformation of major contracts to supply evaporators for the photovoltaic and screen industries.

The breakdown of full-year revenues for 2017 is as follows: 49% for Asia, 33% for Europe and 18% for North America.

Order book developments

au 31 décembre – en M€ 2017 2016 Change
Systems 12,2 5,5 + 121 %
Services and accessories 4,9 3,7 + 34 %
Evaporators (cells and sources) 8,7 8,8 – 1 %
Full-year 25,8 18,0 + 44 %

The order book at December 31, 2017 is up 44% from December 31, 2016 to €25.8 million. This book does not include the three orders announced in January 2018, i.e. the major accessories order in Asia, the order for a research MBE machine in the USA, and the order for a production MBE system in China, to be delivered in 2018.

The systems order book at December 31, 2017 shows 121% growth to €12.2 million, including seven MBE systems from which five are production machines.

The services and accessories order book is up 34% to €4.9 million. This increase reflects the robust development of production and research MBE activities.

The order book for evaporators (cells and sources) remains unchanged at €8.7 million.

Outlook for 2018

In view of these elements, RIBER is forecasting a further year of growth for 2018.

2017 full-year earnings will be released on April 12, 2018 (after close of trading).

 

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 17:45 pm

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