STM: net revenues at 1.71 billion dollar in the first quarter 2015

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Carlo Bozotti, ST President and CEO
Carlo Bozotti, ST President and CEO

STMicroelectronics published its financial results for the first quarter 2015. Net revenues totaled $1.71 billion, gross margin was 33.2%, and net loss was $0.03 per share. “As expected – commented ST President and CEO Carlo Bozotti – the start of the year reflected seasonal softness. Additionally, revenues in the first quarter were affected by the anticipated currency impact on the portion of our euro-denominated revenues, and by lower sales of components for PC applications, both particularly affecting our SP&A segment revenue performance. Although revenues came in lower than the midpoint of our first quarter outlook, gross margin was well aligned with our guidance and, despite seasonal factors, ST generated positive free cash flow. During the quarter, we saw ST products enabling more and more of the Internet of Things as well as some of the latest flagship mobile and wearable devices: our AMOLED drivers, touchscreen controllers, pressure sensors, 6-axis motion MEMS, high-performance microphones and STM32 microcontrollers ramped production or were designed-in with global brands in exciting, new devices. The many new industry-leading products we introduced during 2014 are steadily increasing our footprint with customers and starting to bring results”.
Carlo Bozotti also commented the outlook for the second quarter. “We expect – he said – to increase our revenues by about 3.5% sequentially, with most of our product groups contributing. Gross margin is anticipated to increase by about 60 basis points to 33.8%, including existing hedging contracts significantly mitigating the positive impact from currency”.

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