logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

SMIC Lifts Q1 Revenue, Gross Margin Outlook - Update

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMI), a semiconductor foundry, on Monday lifted its revenue and gross margin forecasts for the first quarter, citing better-than-expected order momentum as well as an improved outlook from customers.

For the quarter ended March 31, the Shanghai, China-based company now expects a sequential increase of 14 percent to 15 percent in revenue, compared to the previous forecast of a growth of 7 percent to 9 percent.

Gross margin for the quarter is now estimated to be between 10 percent and 12 percent in comparison with the original guidance of between 4 percent and 7 percent, due to the increased loading in the fabs.

"Since the release of our original guidance, we have seen solid order momentum and an improved outlook from our customers across the board, exceeding our earlier expectations," said Gary Tseng, Chief Financial Officer of the company.

SMI closed Monday's regular trade at $2.40, down $0.04 from the previous close, on a volume of 39,267 shares.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
The International Monetary Fund said strong mutual policy action is needed to lift growth, as transition in China and lower commodity prices pose downside risks to global economic outlook. "Risks are tilted to the downside, and a simultaneous realization of some of these risks would imply a much weaker outlook," the lender said in a note prepared ahead of the G-20 finance ministers meeting. Following the sell-off seen in the previous session, stocks showed a strong move back to the upside during trading on Wednesday. The markets benefited from a positive reaction to the latest batch of economic news. Frontier Airlines has crashed its own website after offering $1 fares from select U.S. markets.
comments powered by Disqus
RELATED NEWS
Trade SMI now with 
Follow RTT