Cirtek sees 10% growth in Q1 profit


LAGUNA-based semiconductor manufacturer Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. sees first quarter net profit and sales revenue rising by 10 percent year-on-year on the strength of its existing business portfolio.

But as sales and profit contribution from acquired units and new business deals pour in after the first quarter, Cirtek said it was confident it would post up to 25 percent growth in both sales and net profit this year.

In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Monday, Cirtek said net income after tax for the first quarter of 2013 would likely reach $900,000 given sales of $10 million during the period.

“Consistent with our profit guidance at the start of the year, the company expects a 10-12 percent growth from its current business. Sales and profit contribution from acquisition and major supply agreements will come on stream at the end of the second quarter or by early third quarter,” Cirtek said.

The company’s targets for 2013 are expected to be supported by the following:

Global semiconductor industry growing by 4.5-8.5 percent to $303 billion- $313 billion from 2012 levels

Strong demand for market applications come from wireless application, computer peripherals, LED and consumer electronics

Spending seen going toward handsets/smart phones, tablets, and wireless infrastructure.

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