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Preliminary Report on Non-Consolidated Sales Figures and Shipment Figures(Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2020)

DISCO Corporation today released a preliminary report of the non-consolidated sales figures and shipment figures for the Second quarter (2Q) of fiscal year 2020.

Quarterly Non-consolidated Sales Figures for Fiscal Year 2020
Inspection/Acceptance (Millions of yen)
1Q 2Q 1H 3Q 4Q 2H Full Year
Fiscal Year 2020(A) 30,685 39,550 70,236 - - - -
(Reference)Fiscal Year 2019(B) 27,694 29,696 57,391 29,078 31,825 60,903 118,295
YoY % Change(A/B) 10.8% 33.2% 22.4% - - - -
QoQ % Change (3.6%) 28.9% - - - - -

Non-consolidated net sales in the first half tentatively amounted to JPY 70,236 million, a year-on-year increase of 22.4%. This brought non-consolidated net sales to an achievement rate of 104.4% of the JPY 67,300 million figure projected in the financial performance forecasts.
In the previous term, the "Accounting Standard for Revenue Recognition" was adopted early, and the timing for recording of sales, mainly focused on precision processing equipment products, changed to when the equipment is inspected/accepted by the customer. Since net sales based on the new accounting standards tend to deviate from the market trends, the shipment amounts, which link more closely with the market, are disclosed below for reference.

Quarterly Non-Consolidated Shipment Figures for Fiscal Year 2020

(Millions of yen)

1Q 2Q 1H 3Q 4Q 2H Full Year
Fiscal Year 2020(A) 41,875 34,810 76,686 - - - -
(Reference)Fiscal Year 2019(B) 27,926 26,908 54,834 30,716 31,970 62,687 117,522
YoY % Change(A/B) 49.9% 29.4% 39.8% - - - -
QoQ % Change 31.0% (16.9%) - -

Non-consolidated net shipments for this second quarter tentatively amounted to JPY 34,810 million, a year-on-year increase of 29.4% and a quarter-on-quarter decrease of 16.9%.
Although shipment figures for precision processing equipment decreased compared to a record-setting first quarter, both dicer and grinder shipment figures remained high, mainly centered on Asia, for semiconductor mass production in relation to the expansion of 5G-related markets.
Regarding consumables, precision processing tool (blades and wheels) shipments remain strong, in spite of decreases in comparison to the first quarter due to cooling of the inventory buildup trend.
Regarding consumables, precision processing tool(blades and wheels), customers' motivation to build up inventory has diminished and shipment figures have declined, but the level of shipments itself is still high.

The official financial results for the Second quarter of fiscal year 2020 will be reported to the Tokyo Stock Exchange on October 22, 2020.

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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