SOURCE: ASM International NV

October 29, 2007 13:13 ET

ASM INTERNATIONAL REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2007 OPERATING RESULTS

BILTHOVEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) -



BILTHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS, October 29, 2007 - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) reports today its third quarter 2007 operating results in accordance with US GAAP.

* Front-end achieved positive net earnings of EUR 0.3 million in the third quarter of 2007, excluding the expense resulting from early extinguishment of convertible debt of EUR 4.1 million, as compared to net earnings of EUR 2.8 million in the second quarter of 2007, excluding the expense resulting from early extinguishment of convertible debt of EUR 5.9 million.

* Net sales of the third quarter of 2007 were EUR 253.5 million, similar to the second quarter of 2007 and up 19% from the third quarter of 2006.

* Net earnings of the third quarter of 2007 were EUR 15.8 million, or EUR 0.28 diluted net earnings per share, as compared to net earnings of EUR 14.9 million, or EUR 0.26 diluted net earnings per share for the second quarter of 2007 and net earnings from continuing operations of EUR 13.9 million, or EUR 0.26 diluted net earnings from continuing operations per share for the third quarter of 2006.

* Bookings in the third quarter of 2007 were EUR 197.7 million, down 13% from the second quarter of 2007. Bookings from our Front-end segment were down 17% and bookings from our Back- end segment were down 11%. Quarter-end backlog was EUR 186.8 million, down 23% from the end of the previous quarter.

* Company to convene EGM to get authorization for issuance of new shares.







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