SOURCE: ASM International NV

October 30, 2006 02:19 ET

ASM INTERNATIONAL REPORTS 2006 THIRD QUARTER OPERATING RESULTS

BILTHOVEN, NETHERLANDS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 30, 2006 --



*           Net sales of EUR  213.4 million, down 9% from the second
quarter of 2006 and up 22% from the third quarter of 2005.

*        Net earnings of EUR  13.1 million or EUR  0.24 diluted net
earnings per share, as compared to net earnings of EUR  17.4 million
or EUR  0.30 diluted net earnings per share in the second quarter of
2006 and a net loss of EUR  6.3 million or EUR  0.12 diluted net loss per
share for the third quarter of 2005.

*           Third quarter bookings of EUR  184.5 million, down 28% from
the second quarter of 2006.

*           Quarter-end backlog of EUR  251.7 million, down 10% from the
end of the second quarter of 2006.

*           Front-end positive earnings from operations for second
consecutive quarter.
061030 ASM International reports 2006 third quarter operating results: http://hugin.info/132090/R/1084525/188928.pdf


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