SMI [SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING INTERNATIONAL] 6-K: Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation Dr. Gao Yonggang Executive

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Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation Dr. Gao Yonggang Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Joint Company Secretary – 2 – SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 中 芯 國 際 集 成 電 路 製 造 有 限 公 司* (Incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability) (STOCK CODE: 0981) SMIC REPORTS UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2018



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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

Date: November 7, 2018

By:

/s/ Dr. Gao Yonggang

Name:

Dr. Gao Yonggang

Title:

Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Joint Company Secretary


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SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

中 芯 國 際 集 成 電 路 製 造 有 限 公 司*

(Incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability)

(STOCK CODE: 0981)

SMIC REPORTS UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

Revenue was $850.7 million in 3Q18, compared to $890.7 million ($837.9 million, excluding technology licensing revenue) in 2Q18 and $769.7 million in 3Q17.

Gross profit was $174.5 million in 3Q18, compared to $217.8 million ($165.0 million, excluding technology licensing revenue) in 2Q18 and $177.3 million in 3Q17.

Gross margin was 20.5% in 3Q18, compared to 24.5% (19.7%, excluding technology licensing revenue) in 2Q18 and 23.0% in 3Q17.

Set out below is a copy of the full text of the press release by the Company and its subsidiaries (the “Group”) on November 7, 2018, in relation to its unaudited results for the three months ended September 30, 2018.

All currency figures stated in this report are in US Dollars unless stated otherwise.

The consolidated financial information is prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and is presented in accordance with IFRS unless otherwise stated below.

Shanghai, China – November 7, 2018. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) (“SMIC”, the “Company” or “our”), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2018.


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FourthQuarter 2018 Guidance:

The following statements are forward looking statements based on current expectations and involved risks and uncertainties, some of which are set forth under “Safe Harbor Statements” below. The Company expects:

Revenue to decrease by 7% to 9% QoQ.

Gross margin to range from 15% to 17%.

Non-GAAP operating expenses, excluding the effect of employee bonus accrual,government funding, impairment loss of machinery and equipment, gain or loss on the disposal of machinery and equipment and gain from the disposal of living quarters, to range from $226 million to $230 million.

Non-controlling interests of our majority-owned subsidiaries to range from positive $20 million to positive $22 million (losses to be borne by non-controlling interests).

Dr. Zhao Haijun and Dr. Liang Mong Song, SMIC’s Co-Chief Executive Officers commented, “With the support of our customers and the efforts of our colleagues, our third quarter performance was in line with guidance. When excluding revenue from technology licensing, revenue from our China region continued to grow 40% year over year, and 5% quarter over quarter. Wireless communications, power management and fingerprint IC applications were the major growth drivers. Looking at the full year, our annual revenue target remains unchanged.

Looking at the fourth quarter, although the industry has entered a period of seasonal adjustment, we continue to carry out customer engagement and verification on our advanced technology platforms, so as to gather strength for future growth.

Throughout this year, many changes have taken place both in the industry and market. At present, the most important task for SMIC is to seize the opportunities in the market and in new applications, and actively enhance the quality of products and customer service. In terms of technology research and development, we will continue to put in our utmost effort to focus on the planning and development of mainstream and advanced technology platforms, and maintain long-term and stable partnership with our customers. As China’s preferred foundry partner, we believe that together with our customers, employees and shareholders, we will benefit from the growth opportunities of China’s IC market.”

Conference Call / Webcast Announcement

Date: November 7, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m. Beijing time

Dial-in numbers and pass code:

China

+86 400-620-8038

(Pass code: SMIC)

Hong Kong

+852 3018-6771

(Pass code: SMIC)

Taiwan

+886 2-5572-3895

(Pass code: SMIC)

United States, New York

+1 845-675-0437

(Pass code: SMIC)

The call will be webcast live with audio athttp://www.smics.com/en/site/company_activity orhttps://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/gmynvsjs

An archived version of the webcast, along with an electronic copy of this news release will be available on the SMIC website for a period of 12 months following the webcast.


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About SMIC

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), one of the leading foundries in the world, is Mainland China’s largest foundry in scale, broadest in technology coverage, and most comprehensive in semiconductor manufacturing services. SMIC provides integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology services on process nodes from 0.35 micron to 28 nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has an international manufacturing and service base. In China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and a 200mm fab in Shanghai; a 300mm fab and a majority-owned 300mm fab for advanced nodes in Beijing; 200mm fabs in Tianjin and Shenzhen; and a majority-owned joint-venture 300mm bumping facility in Jiangyin; additionally, in Italy SMIC has a majority-owned 200mm fab. SMIC also has marketing and customer service offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong.

For more information, please visitwww.smics.com.

Safe Harbor Statements

(Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995)

This press release contains, in addition to historical information, "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements,including statements under “Fourth Quarter 2018 Guidance”, “Capex Summary” and the statements contained in the quotes of our Co-Chief Executive Officers are based on SMIC's current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. SMIC uses words like "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "project," "target" and similar expressions to identify forward looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of SMIC's senior management and involve significant risks, both known and unknown, uncertainties and other factors that may cause SMIC's actual performance, financial condition or results of operations to be materially different from those suggested by the forward-looking statements including, among others, risks associated with cyclicality and market conditions in the semiconductor industry, intense competition in the semiconductor industry, SMIC's reliance on a small number of customers, timely wafer acceptance by SMIC's customers, timely introduction of new technologies, SMIC's ability to ramp new products into volume, supply and demand for semiconductor foundry services, industry overcapacity, shortages in equipment, components and raw materials, availability of manufacturing capacity, financial stability in end markets, orders or judgments from pending litigation, intensive intellectual property litigation in semiconductor industry, general economic conditions and fluctuations in currency exchange rates.

In addition to the information contained in this press release, you should also consider the information contained in our other filings with the SEC, including our annual report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on April 27, 2018, especially in the "Risk Factors" section and such other documents that we may file with the SEC or The Hong Kong Stock Exchange Limited ("SEHK") from time to time, including current reports on Form 6-K. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on our future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated or, if no date is stated, as of the date of this press release. Except as may be required by law, SMIC undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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About Non-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (non-GAAP) Financial Measures

To supplement SMIC’s consolidated financial results presented in accordance with IFRS, SMIC uses in this press release non-GAAP measures of operating results that are adjusted to exclude finance cost, depreciation and amortization, income tax benefits and expenses, the effect of employee bonus accrual, government funding, impairment loss of machinery and equipment, gain or loss on the disposal of machinery and equipment and gain from the disposal of living quarters. This earnings release also includes fourth quarter 2018 guidance for non-GAAP operating expenses. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with IFRS. This earnings release includes EBITDA, EBITDA margin and non-GAAP operating expenses which consist of total operating expenses as adjusted to exclude the effect of employee bonus accrual, government funding, impairment loss of machinery and equipment, gain or loss on the disposal of machinery and equipment and gain from the disposal of living quarters. These non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated or presented in accordance with, and are not alternatives or substitutes for financial measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, and should be read only in conjunction with the Group's financial measures prepared in accordance with IFRS. The Group's non-GAAP financial measures may be different from similarly-titled non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies.

SMIC believes that use of these non-GAAP financial measures facilitates investors’ and management’s comparisons to SMIC’s historical performance. The Group’s management regularly uses these non-GAAP financial measures to understand, manage and evaluate the Group's business and make financial and operational decisions.

The accompanying table has more information and reconciliations of each non-GAAP financial measure to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. A reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance measures to corresponding GAAP measures is not available on a forward-looking basis because the effect of these adjustment items excluded for the purpose of non-GAAP operating expenses guidance are subject to some unpredictable conditions that cannot be estimated with reasonable certainty.

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SummaryofThird Quarter2018 Operating Results

Amounts in US$ thousands, except for EPS and operating data

3Q18

2Q18

QoQ

3Q17

YoY

Revenue

850,662

890,713

-4.5%

769,723

10.5%

Cost of sales

(676,119)

(672,880)

0.5%

(592,426)

14.1%

Gross profit

174,543

217,833

-19.9%

177,297

-1.6%

Operating expenses

(180,371)

(198,697)

-9.2%

(154,592)

16.7%

(Loss) profit from operations

(5,828)

19,136

-

22,705

-

Other income (expense), net

17,843

14,955

19.3%

7,290

144.8%

Profit before tax

12,015

34,091

-64.8%

29,995

-59.9%

Income tax (expense) benefit

(4,424)

(2,426)

82.4%

595

-

Profit for the period

7,591

31,665

-76.0%

30,590

-75.2%

Other comprehensive income (loss):

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

(28,192)

(18,510)

52.3%

5,686

-

Change in value of available-for-sale financial assets

-

-

-

(455)

-

Cash flow hedges

758

16,831

-95.5%

5,620

-86.5%

Actuarial gains or losses on defined benefit plans

159

767

-79.3%

32

396.9%

Share of other comprehensive income of joint ventures accounted for using equity method

-

-

-

5,891

-

Total comprehensive (loss) income for the period

(19,684)

30,753

-

47,364

-

Profit (loss) for the period attributable to:

Owners of the Company

26,559

51,599

-48.5%

25,899

2.5%

Non-controlling interests

(18,968)

(19,934)

-4.8%

4,691

-

Profit for the period

7,591

31,665

-76.0%

30,590

-75.2%

Gross margin

20.5%

24.5%

23.0%

Earnings per ordinary share(1)

Basic

$0.00*

$0.01

$0.01

Diluted

$0.00*

$0.01

$0.01

Earnings per ADS(2)

Basic

$0.02

$0.05

$0.03

Diluted

$0.02

$0.05

$0.03

Wafers shipped (in 8” equivalent

wafers)

1,315,007

1,258,336

1,076,039

Capacity utilization(3)

94.7%

94.1%

83.9%

Note:

(1)

Based on weighted average ordinary shares of 5,014 million (basic) and 5,040 million (diluted) in 3Q18, 4,932 million (basic) and 5,340 million (diluted) in 2Q18, and 4,651 million (basic) and 4,690 million (diluted) in 3Q17.

(2)

Each ADS represents 5 ordinary shares.

(3)

Based on total equivalent wafers out divided by estimated total quarterly capacity.

Revenue was $850.7 million in 3Q18, compared to $890.7 million ($837.9 million, excluding technology licensing revenue) in 2Q18. Revenue, excluding the technology licensing revenue, increased in 3Q18 mainly due to an increase in wafer shipment in 3Q18.

Cost of sales was $676.1 million in 3Q18, compared to $672.9 million in 2Q18.

*Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.0049.

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Gross profit was $174.5 million in 3Q18, compared to $217.8 million ($165.0 million, excluding technology licensing revenue) in 2Q18.

Gross margin was 20.5% in 3Q18, compared to 24.5% (19.7%, excluding technology licensing revenue) in 2Q18.

Operating expenses were $180.4 million in 3Q18, a decrease of 9.2% QoQ from $198.7 million in 2Q18, mainly due to the reasons stated inOperating Expenses (Income) Analysis below.

Other income (expense), net was $17.8 million gain in 3Q18, as compared to $15.0 million gain in 2Q18. The change was mainly due to the reasons stated inOther Income (Expense), Net below.

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations were $28.2 million loss in 3Q18 and $18.5 million loss in 2Q18. The change was mainly due to the translation difference from the subsidiaries and associates using RMB as the functional currency caused by the depreciation of RMB against USD.


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Analysis of Revenue

Revenue Analysis

By Application

3Q18

2Q18

3Q17

Computer

7.5%

5.7%

5.8%

Communications

46.3%

40.3%

45.3%

Consumer

32.5%

37.1%

37.0%

Auto/Industrial

7.5%

7.4%

8.1%

Others

6.2%

9.5%

3.8%

By Service Type

3Q18

2Q18

3Q17

Wafers

94.4%

90.0%

98.4%

Mask making, testing, others

5.6%

10.0%

1.6%

By Geography

3Q18

2Q18

3Q17

North America(1)

33.0%

33.0%

41.9%

China(2)

57.9%

58.6%

45.7%

Eurasia(3)

9.1%

8.4%

12.4%

Wafer Revenue Analysis

By Technology

3Q18

2Q18

3Q17

28 nm

7.1%

8.6%

8.8%

40/45 nm

18.7%

17.5%

20.6%

55/65 nm

21.0%

24.2%

20.2%

90 nm

1.4%

1.2%

1.4%

0.11/0.13µm

8.7%

7.6%

8.1%

0.15/0.18µm

39.5%

37.1%

37.8%

0.25/0.35µm

3.6%

3.8%

3.1%

Note:

(1)

Presenting the Revenue to those companies whose headquarters are in the United States, but ultimately selling and shipping the products to their global customers.

(2)

Including Hong Kong, but excluding Taiwan

(3)

Excluding China and Hong Kong


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Capacity*

Fab

3Q18

2Q18

Shanghai 200mm fab

106,000

108,000

Shanghai 300mm fab

33,750

38,250

Beijing 300mm fab

94,500

96,750

Tianjin 200mm fab

53,000

50,000

Shenzhen 200mm fab

40,300

35,000

Shenzhen 300mm fab

6,750

6,750

Majority-owned Beijing 300mm fab

74,250

72,000

Majority-owned Avezzano 200mm fab

42,325

42,325

Total monthly wafer fabrication capacity

450,875

449,075

Note:

*

Wafers per month at the end of the period in 8” equivalent wafers, calculated on a 30-day basis for comparison purposes

Monthly capacity was 450,875 8-inch equivalent wafers in 3Q18 from 449,075 8-inch equivalent wafers in 2Q18.

Shipment and Utilization

8” equivalent wafers

3Q18

2Q18

QoQ

3Q17

YoY

Wafer shipments

1,315,007

1,258,336

4.5%

1,076,039

22.2%

Utilization rate(1)

94.7%

94.1%

-

83.9%

-

Note:

(1)

Based on total equivalent wafers out divided by estimated total quarterly capacity.

Detailed Financial Analysis

Gross Profit Analysis

Amounts in US$ thousands

3Q18

2Q18

QoQ

3Q17

YoY

Cost of sales

676,119

672,880

0.5%

592,426

14.1%

Depreciation

208,335

211,284

-1.4%

178,302

16.8%

Other manufacturing costs

466,887

460,440

1.4%

413,089

13.0%

Share-based compensation

897

1,156

-22.4%

1,035

-13.3%

Gross profit

174,543

217,833

-19.9%

177,297

-1.6%

Gross margin

20.5%

24.5%

-

23.0%

-

Cost of sales was $676.1 million in 3Q18, compared to $672.9 million in 2Q18.

Depreciation within the cost of sales decreased by1.4% to $208.3million in 3Q18, compared to $211.3 million in 2Q18.

Other manufacturing costs within the cost of sales increased by1.4% to $466.9million in 3Q18, compared to $460.4 million in 2Q18.

Gross profit was $174.5 million in 3Q18, compared to $217.8 million ($165.0 million, excluding technology licensing revenue) in 2Q18.

Gross margin was 20.5% in 3Q18, compared to 24.5% (19.7%, excluding technology licensing revenue) in 2Q18.


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OperatingExpenses(Income)Analysis

Amounts in US$ thousands

3Q18

2Q18

QoQ

3Q17

YoY

Operating expenses

180,371

198,697

-9.2%

154,592

16.7%

Research and development, net

152,968

147,177

3.9%

106,848

43.2%

General and administrative

50,535

48,801

3.6%

46,104

9.6%

Selling and marketing

6,102

8,139

-25.0%

9,587

-36.4%

Other operating income

(29,234)

(5,420)

439.4%

(7,947)

267.9%

R&D expenses increased by $5.8 million QoQ to $153.0 million in 3Q18, compared to $147.2 million in 2Q18. Excluding the funding of R&D contracts from the government, R&D expenses increased by $6.1 million QoQ to $172.3 million in 3Q18. The change was mainly due to higher level of R&D activities in 3Q18. Funding of R&D contracts from the government was $19.3 million in 3Q18, compared to $19.0 million in 2Q18.

The increase in other operating income was mainly due to 1) an increase in government funding received in 3Q18 and 2) higher gain on the disposal of equipment and living quarters in 3Q18.

Other Income (Expense), Net

Amounts in US$ thousands

3Q18

2Q18

QoQ

3Q17

YoY

Other income (expense), net

17,843

14,955

19.3%

7,290

144.8%

Interest income

18,689

12,640

47.9%

6,545

185.5%

Finance costs

8,212

(10,645)

-

12,906

-36.4%

Foreign exchange gains or losses

(9,223)

10,490

-

(11,685)

-21.1%

Other gains or losses, net

1,781

4,375

-59.3%

(1,657)

-

Share of (loss) gain of investment accounted for using equity method

(1,616)

(1,905)

-15.2%

1,181

-

The finance costs in 3Q18 were covered by the interest subsidies received from the government.

Foreign exchange gains or losses were mainly due to the net impact of cash flow hedging and the depreciation of RMB against USD in 3Q18. Foreign monetary assets mainly consist of cash and cash equivalent and trade and other receivables in RMB. Foreign monetary liabilities mainly consist of borrowings, medium-term notes and trade and other payables in RMB.


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Depreciation and Amortization

Amounts in US$ thousands

3Q18

2Q18

QoQ

3Q17

YoY

Depreciation and amortization

259,076

267,528

-3.2%

243,196

6.5%

Liquidity

Amounts in US$ thousands

3Q18

2Q18

Cash and cash equivalent

822,619

1,414,260

Restricted cash - current

586,086

349,974

Derivative financial instruments

4,834

8,931

Financial assets at fair value

through profit or loss - current

47,945

60,412

Financial assets at amortized cost

2,082,233

1,235,633

Trade and other receivables

926,317

919,490

Prepayment and prepaid operating expenses

40,255

46,754

Inventories

697,964

697,021

Assets classified as held-for-sale

12,912

18,546

Total current assets

5,221,165

4,751,021

Current tax liabilities

7,664

6,065

Derivative financial instruments

18,797

2,541

Accrued liabilities

146,628

136,677

Deferred government funding

227,816

188,981

Medium-term notes - current

217,554

225,996

Short-term borrowings

728,097

781,134

Contract liabilities

57,845

66,404

Trade and other payables

1,050,283

949,440

Other liabilities

32,188

45,101

Total current liabilities

2,486,872

2,402,339

Cash Ratio(1)

0.3x

0.6x

Quick Ratio(2)

1.8x

1.7x

Current Ratio(3)

2.1x

2.0x

Note:

(1)

Cash and cash equivalent divided by total current liabilities.

(2)

Current assets excluding inventories divided by total current liabilities

(3)

Total current assets divided by total current liabilities.


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Capital Structure

Amounts in US$ thousands

3Q18

2Q18

Cash and cash equivalent

822,619

1,414,260

Financial assets at fair value

through profit or loss - current(1)

47,945

60,412

Financial assets at amortized cost(2)

2,082,233

1,235,633

Short-term borrowings

728,097

781,134

Long-term borrowings

1,465,548

1,532,739

Medium-term notes

217,554

225,996

Convertible bonds

414,706

410,819

Corporate bonds

498,075

497,609

Total debt

3,323,980

3,448,297

Net debt(3)

371,183

737,992

Equity

7,968,663

7,614,756

Total debt to equity ratio(4)

41.7%

45.3%

Net debt to equity ratio(5)

4.7%

9.7%

Note:

(1)

Mainly contains financial products sold by bank.

(2)

Mainly contains bank deposits over 3 months.

(3)

Total debt minus cash and cash equivalent, financial assets at fair value through profit or loss andfinancial assets at amortized cost.

(4)

Total debt divided by equity.

(5)

Net debt divided by equity.

Cash Flow

Amounts in US$ thousands

3Q18

2Q18

Net cash from operating activities

216,487

110,731

Net cash used in investing activities

(1,086,068)

(647,929)

Net cash from financing activities

308,802

958,474

Effect of exchange rate changes

(30,862)

(15,499)

Net change in cash and cash equivalent

(591,641)

405,777

Capex Summary

Capital expenditures were $527.8 million in 3Q18, compared to $558.7 million in 2Q18.

The planned 2018 capital expenditures for foundry operations decreased from approximately $2.3 billion to approximately $2.0 billion, of which approximately $1.2 billion are expected to be spent for the expansion of capacity in our majority-owned Beijing 300mm fab, Tianjin 200mm fab and Shanghai 300mm fab and approximately $0.3 billion is mainly expected to be used for R&D equipment.

The planned 2018 capital expenditures for non-foundry operations are approximately $110.3 million, mainly for the construction of employee’s living quarters.


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Recent Highlights and Announcements

Voluntary Announcement - Clarification on Recent False Media Reports (2018-10-25)

Form of Proxy for Use at the Extraordinary General Meeting to be Held on 7 November 2018 (2018-10-19)

Circulars - (1) Continuing Connected Transactions in relation to Framework Agreement and (2) Continuing Connected Transactions in relation to Centralised Fund Management Agreement and (3) Connected Transaction in relation to Proposed Grant of Restricted Share Units to a Former Independent Non-Executive Director, a Non-Executive Director and an Independent Nonexecutive Director and (4) Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting (2018-10-19)

Notification of Board Meeting (2018-10-10)

Further Announcement in relation to the Centralised Fund Management Agreement and Framework Agreement with Semiconductor Manufacturing South China Corporation (2018-09-19)

Next Day Disclosure Return (2018-09-19)

(1) Grant of Share Options and (2) Non-Exempt Connected Transactions - Proposed Grant of Restricted Share Units to Directors (2018-09-13)

Circulars - Notification Letter and Request Form for Non-registered Shareholders (2018-09-11)

Circulars - Notification Letter for Registered Shareholders (2018-09-11)

Circulars - Notification Letter and Change Request Form to registered holders (2018-09-11)

Circulars - Letter and Reply Form to New Registered Shareholders - Election of Means of Receipt and Language of Corporate Communication (2018-09-11)

2018 Interim Report (2018-09-11)

Voluntary Announcement Subscription of Shares in JCET (2018-08-31)

Announcement of Unaudited Interim Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2018 (2018-08-30)

Notification of Board Meeting (2018-08-16)

Clarification Announcement (2018-08-16)

Connected Transaction Capital Contribution and Deemed Disposal of Equity Interest In SGS (2018-08-14)

Connected Transaction in relation to the Subscription of the Oriented Debt Financing Instrument (2018-08-13)

SMIC Reports Unaudited Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2018 (2018-08-09)

Revision of the Existing Annual Caps for Continuing Connected Transactions in relation to Framework Agreement (2018-07-25)

Change of Registered Office in the Cayman Islands (2018-07-25)

2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report (2018-07-25)

Centralised Fund Management Agreement and Framework Agreement with Semiconductor Manufacturing South China Corporation (2018-07-13)

Notification of Board Meeting (2018-07-10)

Connected Transaction in relation to the Subscription of the Oriented Debt Financing Instrument (2018-07-06)

List of Directors and their Roles and Functions (2018-07-03)

Resignation of Vice Chairman and Non-Executive Director (2018-07-03)

Please visit SMIC’s website at

http://www.smics.com/en/site/news andhttp://www.smics.com/en/site/comapny_statutoryDocuments

for further details regarding the recent announcements.

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Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF PROFIT OR LOSS AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In US$ thousandsexcept share data)

For the three months ended

September 30, 2018

June 30, 2018

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Revenue

            850,662

890,713

Cost of sales

           (676,119)

(672,880)

Gross profit

            174,543

217,833

Research and development expenses, net

           (152,968)

(147,177)

General and administration expenses

             (50,535)

(48,801)

Sales and marketing expenses

               (6,102)

(8,139)

Other operating income (expense), net

               29,234

5,420

Operating expenses

           (180,371)

(198,697)

(Loss) profit from operations

               (5,828)

19,136

Other income (expense), net

               17,843

14,955

Profit before tax

               12,015

34,091

Income tax expense

               (4,424)

(2,426)

Profit for the period

                 7,591

31,665

Other comprehensive income (loss)

Item that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

(28,192)

(18,510)

Cash flow hedges

758

16,831

Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss

Actuarial gains and losses on defined benefit plans

159

767

Total comprehensive (loss) income for the period

(19,684)

30,753

Profit (loss) for the period attributable to:

Owners of the Company

26,559

51,599

Non-controlling interests

(18,968)

(19,934)

7,591

31,665

Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period attributable to:

Owners of the Company

               (383)

51,047

Non-controlling interests

             (19,301)

(20,294)

           (19,684)

30,753

Earnings per share

Basic

$0.00*

$0.01

Diluted

$0.00*

$0.01

Earnings per ADS

Basic

$0.02

$0.05

Diluted

$0.02

$0.05

Shares used in calculating basic earnings per share

5,013,969,014

4,932,093,621

Shares used in calculating diluted earnings per share

5,040,170,729

5,340,408,020

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable GAAP Measures

Non-GAAP operating expenses(1)

(227,588)

(217,311)

EBITDA(2)

262,879

312,264

EBITDA margin(2)

30.9%

35.1%


*Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.0049.

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Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF PROFIT OR LOSS AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In US$ thousands except share data)

Note:

(1)

Non-GAAP operating expenses are defined as operating expenses adjusted to exclude the effect of employee bonus accrual, government funding, impairment loss of machinery and equipment, gain or loss on the disposal of machinery and equipment and gain from the disposal of living quarters. SMIC reviews non-GAAP operating expenses together with operating expenses to understand, manage and evaluate its business and make financial and operational decisions. The Group also believes it is useful supplemental information for investors and analysts to assess its operating performance. However, the use of non-GAAP financial measures has material limitations as an analytical tool. One of the limitations of using non-GAAP financial measures is that they do not include all items that impact our net profit for the period. In addition, because non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated in the same manner by all companies, they may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies. In light of the foregoing limitations, you should not consider the non-GAAP operating expenses in isolation from or as an alternative to operating expenses prepared in accordance with IFRS.

The following table sets forth the reconciliation of the non-GAAP operating expenses to its most directly comparable financial measure presented in accordance with IFRS, for the periods indicated.

For the three months ended

September 30, 2018

June 30, 2018

September 30, 2017

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Operating expenses

(180,371)

(198,697)

(154,592)

Employee bonus accrued

1,166

2,916

-

Government funding

(39,422)

(21,162)

(28,459)

Accrual of  impairment loss of machinery and equipment

-

443

-

(Gain) loss on the disposal of machinery and equipment

(8,210)

890

(4,972)

Gain from the disposal of living quarters

(751)

(1,701)

(1,074)

Non-GAAP operating expenses

(227,588)

(217,311)

(189,097)

(2)

EBITDA is defined as profit for the period excluding the impact of the finance cost, depreciation and amortization, and income tax benefit and expense. EBITDA margin is defined as EBITDA divided by revenue. SMIC uses EBITDA margin as a measure of operating performance; for planning purposes, including the preparation of the Group’s annual operating budget; to allocate resources to enhance the financial performance of the Group’s business; to evaluate the effectiveness of the Group’s business strategies; and in communications with SMIC’s board of directors concerning the Group’s financial performance. Although EBITDA is widely used by investors to measure a company’s operating performance without regard to items, such as net finance cost, income tax benefit and expense and depreciation and amortization that can vary substantially from company to company depending upon their respective financing structures and accounting policies, the book values of their assets, their capital structures and the methods by which their assets were acquired, EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Group’s results of operations as reported under IFRS. Some of these limitations are: it does not reflect the Group’s capital expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or other contractual commitments; it does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, the Group’s working capital needs; it does not reflect finance cost; it does not reflect cash requirements for income taxes; that, although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated or amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and these measures do not reflect any cash requirements for these replacements; and that other companies in SMIC’s industry may calculate these measures differently than SMIC does, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.


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Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF PROFIT OR LOSS AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In US$ thousands except share data)

The following table sets forth the reconciliation of EBITDA and EBITDA margin to their most directly comparable financial measures presented in accordance with IFRS, for the periods indicated.

For the three months ended

September 30, 2018

June 30, 2018

September 30, 2017

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Profit for the period

                 7,591

31,665

30,590

Finance costs

               (8,212)

10,645

(12,906)

Depreciation and amortization

            259,076

267,528

243,196

Income tax expense (benefit)

               4,424

2,426

(595)

EBITDA

262,879

312,264

260,285

Profit margin

0.9%

3.6%

4.0%

EBITDA margin

30.9%

35.1%

33.8%

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Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

(In US$ thousands)

As of

September 30, 2018

June 30, 2018

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Non-current assets

Property, plant and equipment

6,835,004

6,867,740

Land use right

91,548

92,084

Intangible assets

144,444

159,491

Investments in associates

943,228

879,593

Investments in joint ventures

17,932

19,645

Deferred tax assets

45,809

45,612

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

43,645

36,788

Derivative financial instruments

4,970

14,611

Restricted cash

8,468

8,528

Other assets

11,484

8,736

Total non-current assets

8,146,532

8,132,828

Current assets

Inventories

697,964

697,021

Prepayment and prepaid operating expenses

40,255

46,754

Trade and other receivables

926,317

919,490

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

47,945

60,412

Financial assets at amortized cost

2,082,233

1,235,633

Derivative financial instruments

4,834

8,931

Restricted cash

586,086

349,974

Cash and cash equivalent

822,619

1,414,260

5,208,253

4,732,475

Assets classified as held-for-sale

12,912

18,546

Total current assets

5,221,165

4,751,021

TOTAL ASSETS

13,367,697

12,883,849

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

Capital and reserves

Ordinary shares, $0.004 par value, 10,000,000,000 shares authorized, 5,046,191,678 and 4,993,774,148 shares outstanding at September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively(1)

20,214

19,975

Share premium(1)

5,008,538

4,928,537

Treasury shares(3)

(7,761)

-

Reserves

117,733

143,017

Retained earnings

310,428

283,869

Equity attributable to owners of the Company

5,449,152

5,375,398

Perpetual subordinated convertible securities(2)

564,073

264,073

Non-controlling interests

1,956,191

1,975,285

Total equity

7,969,416

7,614,756

Non-current liabilities

Borrowings

1,465,548

1,532,739

Convertible bonds

414,706

410,819

Bonds payable

498,075

497,609

Deferred tax liabilities

15,373

15,245

Deferred government funding

396,423

268,777

Derivative financial instruments

20,307

2,833

Other financial liabilities

11,920

12,393

Other liabilities

89,057

126,339

Total non-current liabilities

2,911,409

2,866,754

Current liabilities

Trade and other payables

1,050,283

949,440

Contract liabilities

57,845

66,404

Borrowings

728,097

781,134

Medium-term notes

217,554

225,996

Deferred government funding

227,816

188,981

Accrued liabilities

146,628

136,677

Derivative financial instruments

18,797

2,541

Current tax liabilities

7,664

6,065

Other liabilities

32,188

45,101

Total current liabilities

2,486,872

2,402,339

Total liabilities

5,398,281

5,269,093

TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

13,367,697

12,883,849

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Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(In US$ thousands)

Note:

(1)

On April 23, 2018, the Company entered into the share subscription agreement with China Integrated Circuit Industry investment Fund Co., Ltd. (“China IC Fund”) and Xinxin (Hongkong) Capital Co., Limited (“Xinxin HK”, wholly-owned by China IC Fund), pursuant to which, on and subject to the terms of the share subscription agreement, the Company conditionally agreed to issue, and China IC Fund, through Xinxin HK, conditionally agreed to subscribe for 57,054,901 shares of the Company at the price of HK$10.65 per share. On August 29, 2018, the Company completed the issue of 57,054,901 shares in the principal amount of HK$607.6 million (approximately US$77.4 million) pursuant to the share subscription agreement.

(2)

On April 23, 2018, the Company entered into the perpetual subordinated convertible securities (“PSCS”) subscription agreement with China IC Fund and Xinxin HK, pursuant to which, on and subject to the terms of the PSCS subscription agreement, the Company conditionally agreed to issue, and China IC Fund, through Xinxin HK, conditionally agreed to subscribe for PSCS in an aggregate principal amount of US$300.0 million with an initial conversion price of HK$12.78 per share). On August 29, 2018, the Company completed the issue of the PSCS in the principal amount of US$300.0 million. Assuming full conversion of the PSCS at the initial conversion price of HK$12.78 per share, the PSCS will be convertible into 183,178,403 shares of the Company.

(3)

On September 27, 2018, the company repurchased 7,291,000 ordinary shares on-market. The buy-back was approved by shareholders at the annual general meeting on June 22, 2018. The ordinary shares were acquired at an average price of HK$8.32 per share, with prices ranging from HK$8.27 to HK$8.36. The total cost of HK$60.8 million (approximately US$7.8 million) was deducted from the shareholder equity. In September, the Company has prepaid US$20.0 million to the securities company for repurchasing ordinary shares.


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Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(In US$ thousands)

For the three months ended

September 30, 2018

June 30, 2018

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Cash flow from operating activities

Profit for the period

7,591

31,665

Depreciation and amortization

259,076

267,528

Share of loss of investment accounted for using equity method

1,616

1,905

Increase in working capital and others

(51,796)

(190,367)

Net cash from operating activities

216,487

110,731

Cash flow from investing activities:

Payments to acquire financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

(31,964)

(41,434)

Proceeds from sale of financial assets at fair value through

   profit or loss

34,030

129,191

Payments to acquire financial assets at amortized cost

(1,020,098)

(1,605,503)

Proceeds from sale of financial assets at amortized cost

194,622

1,492,470

Payments for property, plant and equipment

(477,782)

(534,454)

Net proceeds after netting off land appreciation tax from disposal of

  property, plant and equipment and assets classified as held for sale(1)

312,507

13,925

Payments for intangible assets

(4,582)

(408)

Net cash outflow for deconsolidation of subsidiaries

-

(5,549)

Payment to acquire joint ventures and associates

(104,610)

(96,928)

Proceeds from disposal of associate

4,404

-

Distributions received from joint venture and associates

7,405

761

Net cash used in investing activities

(1,086,068)

(647,929)

Cash flow from financing activities:

Proceeds from borrowings

57,490

245,361

Repayment of borrowings

(107,864)

(95,418)

Proceeds from issuance of shares

77,407

83,502

Proceeds from issuance of perpetual subordinated convertible

   securities

300,000

200,000

Distribution paid to perpetual subordinated convertible securities holders

-

(650)

Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options

1,771

1,729

Proceeds from non-controlling interests – capital contribution

-

523,950

Payments to acquire treasury shares

(20,002)

-

Net cash from financing activities

308,802

958,474

Effects of exchange rate changes on the balance of cash held in foreign

   currencies

(30,862)

(15,499)

Net (decrease) increase  in cash and cash equivalent

(591,641)

405,777

Cash and cash equivalent, beginning of period

1,414,260

1,008,483

Cash and cash equivalent, end of period

822,619

1,414,260


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Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(In US$ thousands)

Note:

(1)

In July2018, there were four arrangements in consideration of US$306.8 million entered into by the Group with Xinhe Leasing (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sino IC Leasing) in the form of a sale and leaseback transaction with a repurchase option. A batch of production equipment of the Group was sold and leased back under the arrangements. As the repurchase prices were set at the expected fair value and the Group is not reasonably certain that it will exercise the repurchase options, the above transactions were accounted as gain of US$7.4 million from the disposal of property, plant and equipment followed with an operating lease.

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By order of the Board

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

Dr. Gao Yonggang

Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Joint Company Secretary

Shanghai, November 7, 2018

As at the date of this announcement, the directors of the Company are:

Executive Directors

ZHOU Zixue (Chairman)

ZHAO Haijun (Co-Chief Executive Officer)

LIANG Mong Song (Co-Chief Executive Officer)

GAO Yonggang (Chief Financial Officer and Joint Company Secretary)

Non-executive Directors

CHEN Shanzhi

ZHOU Jie

REN Kai

LU Jun

TONG Guohua

Independent Non-executive Directors

William Tudor BROWN

CHIANG Shang-Yi

CONG Jingsheng Jason

LAU Lawrence Juen-Yee

FAN Ren Da Anthony

* For identification purposes only

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Company Info:

Ticker: SMI, Company: SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING INTERNATIONAL CORP, Type: 6-K, Date: 2018-11-08CIK: 0001267482, Location: F4, SIC: 3674, SIC Desc: SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES
Business Phone & Address:
18 ZHANG JIANG ROAD, PUDONG AREA
SHANGHAI

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