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TMCNet:  SMIC Reports 2017 Second Quarter Results

[August 08, 2017]

SMIC Reports 2017 Second Quarter Results

All currency figures stated in this report are in US Dollars unless stated otherwise.

The consolidated financial statementsare prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").

BEIJING, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) ("SMIC" or the "Company"), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended June 30, 2017.

Second Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Revenuewas$751.2 million in 2Q17, a decrease of 5.3% QoQ from $793.1 million in 1Q17 and an increase of 8.8% YoY from $690.2 million in 2Q16.
  • Gross profitwas$194.1 million in 2Q17, compared to $220.8 million in 1Q17 and $217.8 million in 2Q16.
  • Gross marginwas25.8% in 2Q17, compared to 27.8% in 1Q17 and 31.6% in 2Q16.

Third Quarter 2017 Guidance:

The following statements are forward looking statements based on current expectations and involved risks and uncertainties, some of which are set forth under "Safe Harbor Statements" below. The Company expects:

  • Revenue to be flat to up by 3% QoQ.
  • Gross margin to range from 22% to 24%.
  • Non-GAAP operating expenses, excluding the effect of employee bonus accrual, government funding and gain from the disposal of living quarters, to range from $179 million to $185 million.
  • Non-controlling interests of our majority-owned subsidiaries to range from zero to positive $3 million (losses to be borne by non-controlling interests).

Dr. Haijun Zhao, SMIC's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Our second quarter revenue grew 8.8% year over year and declined 5.3% quarter over quarter. Most of our year over year growth, by application, came from automotive and industrial, and by device, from CMOS image sensors, NOR flash, application processors and power IC.

This year our team continues to ramp up 28nm, which will be one of our primary growth drivers. 28nm grew 12-fold year over year and 24.8% quarter over quarter, and is on track to reach high single-digits contribution by Q4 this year. In addition, we are happy to see that fingerprint sensors have begun to pick up strongly. We also see continued growth in flash memory and collaborate closely with our clients to capture opportunities in new handset models, IOT, automotive, and industrial segments.

Our sustainable profitability strategy remains: to fully utilize existing assets, differentiate technology, and advance technology to serve the migration of our customers' products. First, we must work to expand our cooperation with existing customers. Second, we aim for excellence in mature technology. Third, we aim to improve specialty platforms in which we already hold good market share, such as CIS, special MCU, flash memory and others.

Although the near-term outlook is not as seasonally expected, we work diligently to maintain our position as the foundry-of-choice in China. Through deepening cooperation with customers, enhancing product quality/service/and offerings, SMIC is in a great position to benefit from the broad-based growth in the semiconductor market."

Conference Call / Webcast Announcement

Date: August 9, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. Beijing time
Dial-in numbers and pass code:



China

+86 400-620-8038

(Pass code: SMIC)

Hong Kong

+852 3018-6771

(Pass code: SMIC)

Taiwan

+886 2-2650-7825

(Pass code: SMIC)

United States, New York

+1 845-675-0437

(Pass code: SMIC)

The call will be webcast live with audio at http://www.smics.com/eng/investors/ir_presentations.php or https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/q2xnqwzi.

An archived version of the webcast, along with an electronic copy of this news release will be available on the SMIC website for a period of 12 months following the webcast.

About SMIC

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in mainland China. SMIC provides integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology services on process nodes from 0.35 micron to 28 nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has an international manufacturing and service base. In China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and a 200mm fab in Shanghai; a 300mm fab and a majority-owned 300mm fab for advanced nodes in Beijing; 200mm fabs in Tianjin and Shenzhen; and a majority-owned joint-venture 300mm bumping facility in Jiangyin; additionally, in Italy SMIC has a majority-owned 200mm fab. SMIC also has marketing and customer service offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong.

For more information, please visit www.smics.com.

Safe Harbor Statements
(Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995)

This press release contains, in addition to historical information, "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, including statements under "Third Quarter 2017 Guidance", "CapEx Summary" and the statements contained in the quotes of our CEO are based on SMIC's current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. SMIC uses words like "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "project," "target" and similar expressions to identify forward looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of SMIC's senior management and involve significant risks, both known and unknown, uncertainties and other factors that may cause SMIC's actual performance, financial condition or results of operations to be materially different from those suggested by the forward-looking statements including, among others, risks associated with cyclicality and market conditions in the semiconductor industry, intense competition in the semiconductor industry, SMIC's reliance on a small number of customers, timely wafer acceptance by SMIC's customers, timely introduction of new technologies, SMIC's ability to ramp new products into volume, supply and demand for semiconductor foundry services, industry overcapacity, shortages in equipment, components and raw materials, availability of manufacturing capacity, financial stability in end markets, orders or judgments from pending litigation, intensive intellectual property litigation in semiconductor industry, general economic conditions and fluctuations in currency exchange rates.

In addition to the information contained in this press release, you should also consider the information contained in our other filings with the SEC, including our annual report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on April 27, 2017, especially in the "Risk Factors" section and such other documents that we may file with the SEC or The Hong Kong Stock Exchange Limited ("SEHK") from time to time, including current reports on Form 6-K. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on our future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated or, if no date is stated, as of the date of this press release. Except as may be required by law, SMIC undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Non-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("Non-GAAP") Financial Measures

To supplement SMIC's consolidated financial results presented in accordance with IFRS, SMIC uses in this press release non-GAAP measures of operating results that are adjusted to exclude finance cost, depreciation and amortization, income tax benefits and expenses, the effect of employee bonus accrual, government funding and gain from the disposal of living quarters. This earnings release also includes third quarter 2017 guidance for non-GAAP operating expenses. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with IFRS. This earnings release includes EBITDA, EBITDA margin and non-GAAP operating expenses which consist of total operating expenses as adjusted to exclude the effect of employee bonus accrual, government funding and gain from the disposal of living quarters. These non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated or presented in accordance with, and are not alternatives or substitutes for financial measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, and should be read only in conjunction with the Group's financial measures prepared in accordance with IFRS. The Group's non-GAAP financial measures may be different from similarly-titled non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies.

SMIC believes that use of these non-GAAP financial measures facilitates investors' and management's comparisons to SMIC's historical performance. The Group's management regularly uses these non-GAAP financial measures to understand, manage and evaluate the Group's business and make financial and operational decisions.

The accompanying table has more information and reconciliations of each non-GAAP financial measure to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. A reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance measures to corresponding GAAP measures is not available on a forward-looking basis because the effect of these adjustment items excluded for the purpose of non-GAAP operating expenses guidance are subject to some unpredictable conditions that cannot be estimated with reasonable certainty.

To see the complete results including financial tables, please click here: http://www.smics.com/eng/investors/ir_filings.php?year=2017

Contact:
Investor Relations
+86-21-3861-0000 ext. 12804
ir@smics.com


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