Melexis first quarter results - Automotive Stronghold

Intermediate declaration by the Board of Directors.

Ieper, Belgium - 25 April 2012, 07.00 am CET

Sales for the first quarter were 58.5M EUR, a decrease of 0.8% compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Gross margin was 27.2M EUR, an increase of 0.5% compared to the same quarter last year. The operating result was 13.2M EUR, compared to 14.2M EUR in the same quarter of 2011, a decrease of 7.4%. Net income was 11M EUR, 25 cent per share, down from 27 cent per share in the first quarter of 2011. R&D expenses were at 15.6% of sales, Selling remained stable at 3% and G&A was at 5.4% of sales.

Melexis purchased 120.986 shares during the first quarter of 2012 at an average price of 11.26 EUR. As a result, the total number of shares at the end of the first quarter of 2012 was 3.119.550, representing 7.21% of shares outstanding. After the decision of the extraordinary general meeting of Melexis of 20 April 2012 to cancel 2.841.860 of its own shares, the total number of shares held decreased to 277.690, representing 0.69% of shares outstanding.


We expect sales in the second quarter of 2012 to exceed for the first time the threshold of 60M EUR.
For 2012, Melexis expects mid to high single digit growth in sales. Taking into account a EUR/USD exchange rate of 1.40, we expect our gross profit and operating margin as percentage of sales to be around the same level as 2011.

Françoise Chombar, CEO of Melexis comments:

"Melexis profile is THE Sensor and Actuator Semiconductor company that supports customers to engineer their sustainable future. The automotive component is clearly a stronghold as demonstrated by our steady growth in that area. This being said, and as the Electronica trade show held in Shanghai in March demonstrated, Melexis products arouse interest in automotive and non-automotive customers alike. Especially the Melexis magnetic Triaxis, pressure, infrared and BLDC motor products enjoyed a lot of attention."

Financial Calendar

Publication Q2/HY1 2012 Results: 1 August 2012

Publication Q3 2012 Results: 17 October 2012

Publication FY 2012 Results: 6 February 2013

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