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Preliminary Report on Non-Consolidated Sales Figures
(Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017)

DISCO Corporation today released a preliminary report of the non-consolidated sales figures for the fourth quarter (4Q) of fiscal year 2017.

Quarterly Non-Consolidated Sales Figures for Fiscal Year 2017
(Millions of yen)
1Q 2Q 1H 3Q 4Q 2H FullYear
Fiscal Year 2017 37,645 35,690 73,336 34,096 34,459 68,556 141,892
(Reference) Fiscal Year 2016 27,306 28,430 55,736 24,680 32,879 57,560 113,297
YoY % Change 37.9% 25.5% 31.6% 38.2% 4.8% 19.1% 25.2%
QoQ % Change 14.5% (5.2%) (4.5%) 1.1%
Non-consolidated net sales in the forth quarter amounted to ¥34,459 million: a year-on-year increase of 4.8%, and a quarter-on-quarter increase of 1.1%. Non-consolidated net sales for the entire fiscal year was ¥141,892 million, which is equivalent to 101.4% of the most recent forecast (net sales of ¥139,900 million).

Although inquiries for precision processing equipment are usually active in the forth quarter (January–March), because of the high level of sales in the third quarter (October–December), there was only a slight increase compared to the previous quarter.

In precision processing tools (consumables), despite the sales decreased from the previous quarter due to a decrease in the number of customers’ factory working days (seasonal factors), shipments remained firm for both dicing blades and grinding wheels.
As a result, net sales for the forth quarter of this fiscal year increased slightly compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

In regards to the net sales for the whole of FY2017, with strong demand for semiconductors, manuifactureres actively conducted capital investment throughout the entire fiscal year. Due to firm shipments in dicing saws, grinders, and consumables, the net sales for the entire fiscal year significantly increased compared to the previous year, setting a new record for the fifth consecutive year.
The next preliminary report for consolidated sales and individual earnings for the fourth quarter will be released on April 26, 2018. The official financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 will be reported to the Tokyo Stock Exchange on May 9, 2018.
Purpose of the Preliminary Report
DISCO Corporation (the Company) makes preliminary reports on non-consolidated sales, earnings results, and consolidated sales as soon as they are tabulated. The preliminary reports are intended to deliver real time information on the financial results of our company to investors. The above preliminary report of sales is based on certain information available to the Company at the time of announcement, and actual operating results may differ from the preliminary report due to various factors.
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