ASML Net Sales at High End of Guidance; High NA Orders to Drive Long-term Growth

ASML has reported Q1 2022 net sales at the higher end of its guidance. Outlook for the long term is positive due to leading-edge EUV systems and their dominance across the entire product line for older lithography systems, especially DUV, the workhorse of the semiconductor industry in mature nodes.

Q1 2022 update:

  • Installed base as a percentage of net sales highest for any quarter.
  • Net sales of €3.5 billion. Gross margin of 49% as guided.
  • Net bookings at €7 billion, an increase of 47% YoY. €2.5 billion in EUV orders, including High-NA, and DUV at €4.5 billion.
  • Net system sales at €2.3 billion.
  • Installed base business (service and field option sales) at €1.2 billion.
  • Installed base business as a percentage of net sales at 35%, an increase of 7% YoY, the highest in any quarter.
  • Shipped nine EUV systems, an increase of 28% YoY.
  • Higher ASP for EUV systems.
  • Lower net sales as revenue shift of six EUV systems to subsequent quarter due to fast shipments.
  • Total order book of €29 billion at the end of the quarter.

Breakdown: Net system sales

  • Region-wise: Taiwan 22%, South Korea 29%, China 34%
  • End use: Logic 50%, Memory 50%
  • Lithography units: EUV-3, DUV-ArFi 18, ArFdry 6, KrF 26, I-line 9

Counterpoint Research ASML Net Sales by End Use

Business outlook – 2022


  • Net sales between €5.1 billion and €5.3 billion, including installed base sales of around €1.2 billion.
  • Gross margin 49%-50% due to higher volume both for DUV and EUV, offset by cost pressure and lower ASP for EUV going ahead.

Full year:

  • Full-year revenue with around 20% YoY growth will enhance ASML’s prospects of becoming the top wafer fab equipment supplier.
  • DUV, metrology and inspection markets expected to grow faster.
  • Gross margin to be 54% in the second half due to the volume driven by both EUV and DUV systems in addition to increased gross margin on installed base revenue.

Products and businesses

  • EUV revenue for the year will go up about 25%.
  • Expect over 20% YoY increase in non-EUV business revenue driven by immersion, dry and metrology systems.
  • Memory and installed business will be up around 25% and 10% respectively.
  • Logic business will be up more than 20%.

 Developments in Q1 2022

  • On the commercial side, received multiple orders for High-NA EXE:5200 (EUV 0.55 NA), ASML’s next model High-NA systems, and from three logic and two memory customers.
  • On the technology side, integration of the first EUV High-NA system in the new fab at Veldhoven progressing well.
  • In applications business, shipped first eScan460 system, which is a next-generation single-beam inspection system with higher resolution and 50% faster throughput than eScan430.

 Announcement to watch out

  • Capital markets day in the second half of 2022 to revisit medium-term forecast and guidance on growth opportunities beyond 2025.

Impact of increased costs on 2022 margins

An impact of 1% on gross margin is expected for the full year due to cost increases owing to

  • Labor cost associated with adding and training staff and strong competition for talent.
  • Component price increases from suppliers and incremental cost from service fees to secure parts that are in short supply and high in demand.
  • Freight cost going substantially up due to increased fuel prices.

Key takeaways

  • Highest ASP for EUV systems in the quarter.
  • Received multiple orders for High-NA EXE:5200 systems from both logic and memory customers.
  • Increased adoption of EUV in high-volume manufacturing will enable ASML to meet its long-term forecast.
  • Record order book of €29 billion and fast shipments will help ASML deliver over 20% YoY net sales revenue growth in 2022 and further enhance ASML’s prospects of becoming the top wafer fab equipment supplier.

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