FOR: BE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRIES N.V.
5151 DR Drunen
BE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRIES REPORTS 2005 FOURTH QUARTER AND ANNUAL
* Net sales of E 47.6 million, up 10.4% compared to the third quarter of 2005 * * Bookings of E 49.0 million,
up 14.8% compared to the third quarter of 2005 *
* Net income of E 2.6 million, or E 0.08 per share compared to net income of E 1.3 million, or E 0.04 per share,
in the third quarter of 2005 *
Drunen, the Netherlands, February 7, 2006, BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. ("the Company" or "Besi")
(Nasdaq: BESI; Euronext: BESI), a leading manufacturer of assembly equipment for the semiconductor industry,
today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2005.
Besi's results for the fourth quarter 2005 and for the year ended December 31, 2005 include, since the date of
acquisition, the results of its Datacon Technology GmbH subsidiary ("Datacon") which the Company acquired on
January 4, 2005. In order to facilitate a meaningful comparison of its 2005 results, Besi has prepared
comparative quarterly unaudited financial information for 2004 on a pro forma basis to incorporate Datacon's
results of operations as if the transaction had occurred on January 1, 2004.
Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2005 were E 47.6 million, an increase of 10.4% as compared to net sales of E
43.1 million in the third quarter of 2005, but a decrease of 4.8% as compared to pro forma net sales of E 50.0
million in the fourth quarter of 2004. Net sales in the fourth quarter of 2005 increased by 54.0% as compared to
actual reported net sales in the fourth quarter of 2004 of E 30.9 million.
Besi's net income for the fourth quarter of 2005 was E 2.6 million, or E 0.08 per share, compared to net income
of E 1.3 million, or E 0.04 per share, in the third quarter of 2005 and a pro forma net loss for the fourth quarter
of 2004 of E 5.1 million, or E 0.15 per share. Besi's actual report