Niet geconsolideerde cijfers van Disco geven weer dat de omzet - met name door verkopen in Azie - weer iets beter zijn dan het vorige kwartaal. De trend bij Disco is vaak een aardige voorbode van de trend bij Besi.
Non-consolidated net sales in the second quarter of the current fiscal year increased by 19.5% year on year and 14.5% over the last quarter to ¥23,912 million. This brought non-consolidated net sales for the first half of the year to ¥44,788 million, which is equivalent to 105.4% of the ¥42,500 million figure projected in the financial performance forecasts.
As in the previous quarter, there was continued investment in plant and facilities by semiconductor manufacturers, especially in Asia. This was reflected a firm trend in shipments of precision processing equipment, and in the extremely high level of quarterly net sales. Despite the impact of exchange rate movements, shipments of precision blades and wheels remained high, and net sales also exceeded the level in the previous quarter.
As a result, quarterly and half-yearly net sales were the second-highest ever, exceeded only by the records set in fiscal 2010, when net sales reached ¥25,673 million in the second quarter and ¥45,910 million in the first half of the year.
The next preliminary report for consolidated sales and individual earnings for the second quarter will be released on October 25, 2012. The official financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 will be reported to the Tokyo Stock Exchange on November 8, 2012.
Purpose of the Preliminary Report
DISCO Corporation (the Company) makes preliminary reports on non-consolidated sales, earnings results, and consolidated sales as soon as they are tabulated. The preliminary reports are intended to deliver real time information on the financial results of our company to investors. The above preliminary report of sales is based on certain information available to the Company at the time of announcement, and actual operating results may differ from the preliminary report due to various factors.
Aan 'real time non concolidated information' ten behoeve van 'investors' kan Besi een voorbeeeld nemen.