ASML reports €21.2 billion net sales and €5.6 billion net income in 2022
Despite challenging environment, continued strong sales growth expected in 2023
VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands, January 25, 2023 – today ASML Holding NV (ASML) has published its 2022 fourth-quarter and full-year results.
- Q4 net sales of €6.4 billion, gross margin of 51.5%, net income of €1.8 billion
- Quarterly net bookings in Q4 of €6.3 billion2 of which €3.4 billion is EUV
- 2022 net sales of €21.2 billion, gross margin of 50.5%, net income of €5.6 billion
- ASML expects 2023 net sales to grow over 25% compared to 2022
- ASML expects Q1 2023 net sales between €6.1 billion and €6.5 billion and a gross margin between 49% and 50%
- The value of fast shipments* in 2022 leading to delayed revenue recognition into 2023 is around €3.1 billion
- ASML intends to declare a total dividend for the year 2022 of €5.80 per ordinary share; a 5.5% increase compared to 2021
(*) A fast shipment process skips some of the testing in our factory. Final testing and formal acceptance then takes place at the customer site. This leads to a deferral of revenue recognition for those shipments until formal customer acceptance, but does provide our customers with earlier access to wafer output capacity.
|(Figures in millions of euros unless otherwise indicated)||Q3 2022||Q4 2022||FY 2021||FY 2022|
|…of which Installed Base Management sales 1||1,524||1,682||4,958||5,743|
|New lithography systems sold (units)||80||95||286||317|
|Used lithography systems sold (units)||6||11||23||28|
|Net bookings 2
|Gross margin (%)||51.8||51.5||52.7||50.5|
|EPS (basic; in euros)||4.29||4.60||14.36||14.14|
|End-quarter cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments||3,363||7,376||7,590||7,376|
(1) Installed Base Management sales equals our net service and field option sales
(2) Net bookings include all system sales orders and inflation related adjustments, for which written authorizations have been accepted.
Numbers have been rounded for readers’ convenience. A complete summary of US GAAP Consolidated Statements of Operations is published on www.asml.com
CEO statement and outlook
"Our fourth-quarter net sales came in around the midpoint of our guidance at €6.4 billion. The gross margin of 51.5% was above our guidance due to additional upgrades and insurance settlement for last year’s ASML Berlin fire.
"For ASML, 2022 was another strong year ending with total net sales for the year of €21.2 billion, gross margin of 50.5% and a record backlog at the end of 2022 of €40.4 billion.
"We continue to see uncertainty in the market caused by inflation, rising interest rates, risk of recession and geopolitical developments related to export controls. However, our customers indicate that they expect the market to rebound in the second half of the year. Considering our order lead times and the strategic nature of lithography investments, demand for our systems therefore remains strong.
"For 2023, ASML expects continued strong growth with a net sales increase of more than 25% and a slight improvement in gross margin, relative to 2022. We expect first-quarter net sales between €6.1 billion and €6.5 billion with a gross margin between 49% and 50%. ASML expects R&D costs of around €965 million and SG&A costs of around €285 million," said ASML President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Wennink.
Update share buyback program and dividend proposal
In the fourth quarter we purchased around €300 million worth of shares under the previous, completed share buyback program and the current 2022-2025 program.
ASML intends to declare a total dividend for the year 2022 of €5.80 per ordinary share, which is a 5.5% increase compared to 2021. An interim dividend of €1.37 per ordinary share will be made payable on February 15, 2023.
Recognizing this interim dividend and the two interim dividends of €1.37 per ordinary share paid in 2022, this leads to a final dividend proposal to the General Meeting of €1.69 per ordinary share.
Details of the share buyback program as well as transactions pursuant thereto, and details of the dividend proposal are published on ASML’s website (www.asml.com/investors).
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Quarterly video interview, investor call and annual press conference
With this press release, ASML has published a video interview in which CEO Peter Wennink discusses the 2022 fourth-quarter and full-year results and outlook for 2023. This video and the transcript can be viewed on www.asml.com.
CEO Peter Wennink and CFO Roger Dassen will host a press conference in Veldhoven on January 25, 2023, at 11:00 Central European Time, which will also be accessible via a live webcast on www.asml.com.
An investor call for both investors and the media will be hosted by CEO Peter Wennink and CFO Roger Dassen on January 25, 2023 at 15:00 Central European Time / 09:00 US Eastern Time. Details can be found on our website.
ASML is a leading supplier to the semiconductor industry. The company provides chipmakers with hardware, software and services to mass produce the patterns of integrated circuits (microchips). Together with its partners, ASML drives the advancement of more affordable, more powerful, more energy-efficient microchips. ASML enables groundbreaking technology to solve some of humanity’s toughest challenges, such as in healthcare, energy use and conservation, mobility and agriculture. ASML is a multinational company headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, with offices across Europe, the US and Asia. Every day, ASML’s more than 39,000 employees (FTE) challenge the status quo and push technology to new limits. ASML is traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML. Discover ASML – our products, technology and career opportunities – at www.asml.com.
US GAAP and IFRS Financial Reporting
ASML’s primary accounting standard for quarterly earnings releases and annual reports is US GAAP, the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Quarterly US GAAP consolidated statements of operations, consolidated statements of cash flows and consolidated balance sheets are available on www.asml.com.
The consolidated balance sheets of ASML Holding N.V. as of December 31, 2022, the related consolidated statements of operations and consolidated statements of cash flows for the quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2022 as presented in this press release are unaudited.
In addition to reporting financial figures in accordance with US GAAP, ASML also reports financial figures in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union (‘IFRS’) for statutory purposes. The most significant recurring differences between US GAAP and IFRS that affect ASML concerns the capitalization of certain product development costs and accounting for income taxes.
2022 Annual Reports
ASML will publish its 2022 Annual Report based on US GAAP and its 2022 Annual Report based on IFRS on February 15, 2023. The reports will be published on our website, www.asml.com.
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