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EANS-Adhoc: ams AG / ams updates fourth quarter 2018 outlook;discontinues previous reference to specific time periods for growthand profitability targets; expects annual double-digit revenuegrowth …


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14.11.2018

Premstaetten – (PR title cont’d) … for the coming years

Premstaetten, Austria (14 November 2018) — ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance Sensor Solutions, updates its Fourth Quarter 2018 outlook due to recent demand changes from a major consumer customer. As a consequence of the changes in customer demand, ams now expects fourth quarter revenues of USD 480-520 million, a sequential increase from the third quarter, based on current information. The adjusted operating margin for the fourth quarter (excluding acquisition-based and share-based compensation costs) is now expected to reach the low to mid-teens percentage range. ams continues to expect strong cash flow generation and a meaningful free cash flow (FCF) in the fourth quarter supporting its balance sheet structure.

ams sees increasing volatility in consumer customers’ demand patterns and related business planning which is not expected to decline. As a consequence, ams discontinues the previous reference to specific time periods for its mid-term targets for growth and profitability. ams continues to target further revenue growth and strong profitability and confirms a full multi-year product and design pipeline. ams therefore expects annual double-digit revenue growth for the coming years with an expansion of the adjusted operating margin towards ams’ target of 30%.

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About ams
ams is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced sensor solutions. Our mission is to shape the world with sensor solutions by providing a seamless interface between humans and technology.
ams’ high-performance sensor solutions drive applications requiring small form factor, low power, highest sensitivity and multi-sensor integration. Products include sensor solutions, sensor ICs, interfaces and related software for consumer, communications, industrial, medical, and automotive markets. With headquarters in Austria, ams employs about 10,000 people globally and serves more than 8,000 customers worldwide. ams is listed on the SIX Swiss stock exchange (ticker symbol: AMS). More information about ams can be found at www.ams.com

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issuer: ams AG
Tobelbader Strasse 30
A-8141 Premstaetten
phone: +43 3136 500-0
FAX: +43 3136 500-931211
mail: [email protected]
WWW: www.ams.com
ISIN: AT0000A18XM4
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stockmarkets: SIX Swiss Exchange
language: English

Digital press kit: http://www.ots.at/pressemappe/2901/aom

Rückfragen & Kontakt:

Moritz M. Gmeiner
Vice President Investor Relations
Tel: +43 3136 500-31211
Fax: +43 3136 500-931211
Email: [email protected]



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