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BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. Adjusts Q2-18 Revenue Guidance to +4% vs. Q1-18

DUIVEN, The Netherlands, July 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. (the "Company" or "Besi") (Euronext Amsterdam:BESI) (OTC:BESIY) (Nasdaq International Designation), a leading manufacturer of assembly equipment for the semiconductor industry, today announced that based on a preliminary review, its Q2-18 sequential revenue growth is expected to be below its previously reported guidance range due to the cancellation at quarter end of € 28 million of die bonding orders previously expected for shipment during the quarter. The orders were by a single customer for high end smart phone applications. Such shortfall was partially offset by higher than anticipated shipments for end user market applications such as computing, automotive and other mobile devices. As a result, Besi now expects that its Q2-18 revenue will increase by approximately 4% vs. the € 154.9 million reported in Q1-18. Previously, Besi guided for a sequential revenue increase of approximately +10 - +15% (€ 170.4 - € 178.1 million range) vs. Q1-18. In addition, based on preliminary estimates, Besi forecasts that its H1-18 revenue will increase over H1-17 by 13%.

Of note, there are no changes to Besi’s prior guidance for Q2-18 and H1-18 gross margin and operating expense development based on the lower Q2-18 revenue growth forecast.

Complete financial results for Q2-18 and H1-18 will be reported on July 26, 2018.

About Besi
Besi is a leading supplier of semiconductor assembly equipment for the global semiconductor and electronics industries offering high levels of accuracy, productivity and reliability at a low cost of ownership. The Company develops leading edge assembly processes and equipment for leadframe, substrate and wafer level packaging applications in a wide range of end-user markets including electronics, mobile internet, cloud server, computing, automotive, industrial, LED and solar energy. Customers are primarily leading semiconductor manufacturers, assembly subcontractors and electronics and industrial companies. Besi’s ordinary shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (symbol: BESI). Its Level 1 ADRs are listed on the OTC markets (symbol: BESIY Nasdaq International Designation) and its headquarters are located in Duiven, the Netherlands. For more information, please visit our website at www.besi.com.

Contacts:
Richard W. Blickman, President & CEO                          CFF Communications
Cor te Hennepe, SVP Finance                                         Frank Jansen
Tel. (31) 26 319 4500                                                       Tel. (31) 20 575 4024
investor.relations@besi.com                                            besi@cffcommunications.nl

Caution Concerning Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains statements about management's future expectations, plans and prospects of our business that constitute forward-looking statements, which are found in various places throughout the press release, including, but not limited to, statements relating to expectations of orders, net sales, product shipments, backlog, expenses, timing of purchases of assembly equipment by customers, gross margins, operating results and capital expenditures. The use of words such as “anticipate”, “estimate”, “expect”, “can”, “intend”, “believes”, “may”, “plan”, “predict”, “project”, “forecast”, “will”, “would”, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward looking statements, although not all forward looking statements contain these identifying words. The financial guidance set forth under the heading “Outlook” contains such forward looking statements. While these forward looking statements represent our judgments and expectations concerning the development of our business, a number of risks, uncertainties and other important factors could cause actual developments and results to differ materially from those contained in forward looking statements, including any inability to maintain continued demand for our products; failure of anticipated orders to materialize or postponement or cancellation of orders, generally without charges; the volatility in the demand for semiconductors and our products and services; failure to develop new and enhanced products and introduce them at competitive price levels; failure to adequately decrease costs and expenses as revenues decline; loss of significant customers, including through industry consolidation or the emergence of industry alliances; lengthening of the sales cycle; acts of terrorism and violence; disruption or failure of our information technology systems; inability to forecast demand and inventory levels for our products; the integrity of product pricing and protection of our intellectual property in foreign jurisdictions; risks, such as changes in trade regulations, currency fluctuations, political instability and war, associated with substantial foreign customers, suppliers and foreign manufacturing operations, particularly to the extent occurring in the Asia Pacific region; potential instability in foreign capital markets; the risk of failure to successfully manage our diverse operations; any inability to attract and retain skilled personnel; those additional risk factors set forth in Besi's annual report for the year ended December 31, 2017 and other key factors that could adversely affect our businesses and financial performance contained in our filings and reports, including our statutory consolidated statements. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update or alter our forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 

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