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Infineon Defies Sluggish US$ With Strong Momentum in Q1 of FY 2018

Infineon in this quarter logged revenue of €1,775 million defying weaker US$ and carrying its strong run in from excellent market conditions


Infineon Technologies has reported its results for the first quarter of the 2018 fiscal year (period ended 31 December 2017).

The German Semiconductor Giant in this quarter logged revenue of €1,775 million. Infineon in its official release stated only due to the weaker US$ based on an assumed exchange rate of US$ 1.25 to the euro for the remainder of the fiscal year, year-on-year revenue growth of about 5 percent (plus or minus 2 percentage points) and Segment Result Margin of 16,5 percent at mid-point of revenue guidance.

“Infineon has made a strong start to the new fiscal year,” stated Dr. Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon. “Earnings and margin were better than forecast – despite the expected slight seasonal dip in revenues. The market for electro-mobility continues to drive growth. Infineon offers solutions for the entire range of drive train systems from hybrid to pure electric vehicles. Moreover, we continue to benefit from excellent market conditions, which are driving high demand for power components used in applications across the board, such as solar power plants, especially in China, and also for data centers. Operationally we are fully on track. We could still defy the headwind from the weaker US$ in the fiscal first quarter. Adjusted for the depreciation of the US$ from 1.15 to 1.25, our revenue momentum is unchanged, in terms of the Segment Result Margin even slightly better. However, we are unable to compensate a further depreciation of the US$ by another 8 percentage points, which negatively affects more than half of our revenues. As such, we currency-adjusted our outlook accordingly.”

Infineon reckons in Q2 of FY 2018 quarter-on-quarter revenue growth can escalate upto 4 percent.

The PDF Version of the Q1 report of 2018: Click here



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