General presentation of ASML
We shall first take a few moments to examine the ASML Company in some detail. It is necessary that you clearly understand the activities of this group as well as its principal sources of income to enable you to best anticipate the group’s future share price movements on the stock market.
ASML Holding NV is a Dutch group specialised in the technological industry. More precisely, this group is one of the global leaders in lithographic materials destined for the semi-conductors sector.
We know for example that the equipment produced by the group is destined for the printing of integrated circuits on extremely fine silicon plates.
To best understand the activities of this group it is possible to divide them into different sectors according to the turnover generated by each and in which way.
- The sales activities relating to lithographic materials represent the majority of this group’s income producing 73.8% of this group’s turnover. The company also supplies optical lithographic components and products.
- The remainder of this group’s turnover, which represents 26.2% of the total, is from the provision of services.
It can also be advantageous to know the geographical distribution of this group’s revenue as ASML currently achieves only 3.5% of its turnover in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Its principal market is Taiwan with 33.8% followed by Korea with 29.7%, China with 16.6%, the United States with 11.9%, Japan with 3.9% and Singapore with 0.6%.
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