ASML Raises 2021 Guidance as 1Q Profit Soars
By Adria Calatayud
ASML Holding NV on Wednesday raised its revenue guidance for
2021 due to a significant increase in demand, and said that net
profit for the first quarter of the year soared on net sales that
came in ahead of its forecasts.
The Dutch maker of semiconductor equipment made a quarterly net
profit of 1.33 billion euros ($1.60 billion) compared with EUR390.6
million for the same period last year.
Net sales for the first quarter increased to EUR4.36 billion
from EUR2.44 billion a year before, with a gross margin of
The company had guided for first-quarter net sales of between
EUR3.9 billion and EUR4.1 billion, and for a gross margin of
between 50% and 51%.
"We now expect revenue growth towards 30% in 2021 compared to
last year," ASML President and Chief Executive Peter Wennink
The company had previously said it expected 2021 to be a year of
double-digit sales growth.
ASML also said it expects an early completion of its EUR6
billion share-buyback program launched in January 2020, as its
expected cash generation will enable significant share repurchases
in the coming quarters.
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April 21, 2021 01:35 ET (05:35 GMT)
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