Board of directors to propose dividend
Thalwil, Switzerland, December 15, 2011
– u-blox, a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets, announces a positive business outlook for 2012.
For the full year 2012, u-blox management believes that revenues of up to CHF 155 million and an EBIT of approximately CHF 20 million can be achieved. The indications are based on exchange rates of 1.22 for EUR/CHF and 0.90 for USD/CHF.
u-blox' natural hedge against foreign exchange variations at the level of material costs helps to keep foreign currency impacts on gross profit limited. Revenue and EBIT, however, remain sensitive to the further variation of currency valuations against the Swiss Franc.
In light of the positive future outlook for our business and the good cash situation of the company, u-blox' Board of Directors has decided to make a proposal at the annual General Assembly in 2012 to pay out a dividend for 2011 in an expected range of CHF 0.70 to CHF 0.90 per share.
u-blox is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Headquartered in Switzerland and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, u-blox employs approximately 210 people. Founded in 1997, u-blox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. (www.u-blox.com)
Roland Jud, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: +41 (44) 722 74 25, e-mail:
Thomas Seiler, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: +41 (44) 722 74 22, e-mail:
This release contains certain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements reflect the current views of management and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the u-blox Group to differ materially from those expressed or implied. These include risks related to the success of and demand for the Group’s products, the potential for the Group’s products to become obsolete, the Group’s ability to defend its intellectual property, the Group’s ability to develop and commercialize new products in a timely manner, the dynamic and competitive environment in which the Group operates, the regulatory environment, changes in currency exchange rates, the Group’s ability to generate revenues and profitability, and the Group’s ability to realize its expansion projects in a timely manner. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this report. u-blox is providing the information in this release as of this date and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in it as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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