Melexis Q1 2017 results – First quarter sales growth of 13%
Intermediate declaration by the Board of Directors
Ieper, Belgium - April 20th, 2017, 07.00 hrs CET
Sales for the first quarter of 2017 were 123.6 million EUR, an increase of 13% compared to the same quarter of the previous year and an increase of 3% compared to the previous quarter.
The EUR/USD exchange rate evolution had a positive impact of 2%, both compared to the same quarter of last year and the previous quarter.
Gross margin was 56.6 million EUR, an increase of 15% compared to the same quarter of last year and an increase of 3% compared to the previous quarter.
R&D expenses were 13.7% of sales, G&A was at 4.5% of sales and Selling was at 2.1% of sales. The operating result was 31.5 million EUR, an increase of 14% compared to the same quarter of last year and an increase of 7% compared to the previous quarter.
Net income was 25.4 million EUR or 0.63 EUR per share, an increase of 11% compared to 22.8 million EUR or 0.57 EUR per share in the first quarter of 2016 and an increase of 1% compared to the previous quarter.
Melexis expects sales in the second quarter of 2017 to be around the level of 127 million EUR.
For the full year 2017, Melexis expects sales growth to be between 11% and 15%, a gross profit margin around 45% and an operating margin around 25%, all taking into account a EUR/USD exchange rate of 1.07.
Business comment - Françoise Chombar, CEO:
“Melexis started the year on the right track with a year over year sales growth of 13%. A growing order book provides confidence in our guidance for the full year. Our sensor interfaces and magnetic sensors were the main growth drivers for the quarter. I am especially pleased with the performance of current sensors both in our main automotive and also our industrial markets. This strong growth confirms we are ready for the accelerating automotive trend towards more electrification and are well-positioned to meet existing and future customer needs. In addition this demonstrates our increased diversification towards other markets.
Other outperforming product lines percentage-wise were fan drivers, pressure sensors, rain-light sensors and 3D time-of-flight sensors.
Sales to automotive customers represented 89% of total sales. The portion of standard product (ASSPs) sales represented 60% of total sales.”
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