Thursday, February 14, 2013

Applied Materials announces Q1 results

USA: Applied Materials Inc., a global leader in  manufacturing solutions for the semiconductor, display and solar industries, reported results for its first quarter of fiscal 2013 ended January 27, 2013.

Applied generated orders of $2.11 billion and net sales of $1.57 billion. The company reported operating income of $39 million and net income of $34 million or 3 cents per diluted share. Non-GAAP operating income was $112 million, and non-GAAP net income was $69 million or 6 cents per share, at the high end of the business outlook.

"We executed well through the bottom of this industry investment cycle and, with our semiconductor orders up over 80 percent from the previous quarter, we are optimistic about the potential of our markets this year," said Mike Splinter, chairman and CEO. "2013 looks to be another strong year for mobile products like smartphones and tablets, and customers are increasingly turning to Applied to help solve the technology challenges they face in this growing market."

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