ASML to fulfill European semiconductor demand

Dutch semiconductor equipment manufacturer ASML could witness an astonishing rise in share value as the U.S. rigidifies its grip on Chinese manufacturing, leading to one of the company’s highest production and valuation by 2030, fulfilled by directing Europe’s semiconductor demand.

Since its emergence in the semiconductor manufacturing scene, ASML has globally played a massive and remarkable role in the chip supply chain. 

Renowned for its initial product using lithography – a method used in printed circuits – to print characteristics with a width smaller than ten nanometers, with a cost reaching 200 million euros. ASML’s machine mainly works on pulverizing droplets of heated tin to give intensively ultra-violet (EUV) rays with remarkably limited wavelength.

Following the misinterpreted news of production initiations and holdups, these machines’ creation has taken a different turn as production is escalating. ASML’s CEO, Peter Winnik, expects production and product submission to double to 70 per year by 2025, delivering an estimate of two-thirds of the Dutch firm’s revenue.

In parallel, an increasing demand for chips due to the chip manufacturing crisis, led by the COVID-19 pandemic, will mountingly expand with the initiation of linking cars and factories to 5G mobile technology.

As one of the world’s leading chip manufacturing equipment providers, if the company succeeds to fulfill its ambitious goals, revenue will hit a whopping estimate of 40 billion euros by the end of 2030. A target that will result in annual revenue growth of 16 percent, according to Reuters. 

This kind of exposure and growth had led the manufacturing firm to maintain an immensely high valuation with shares trebling in less than two years. This means that interested investors are spending a monetary compound of almost 20 times worth of earnings ten years ahead.

Amid the U.S.- China quarrels, ASML might be getting caught in the geopolitical crossfire. The U.S.’ bulldozing pressure on its ally countries has forced the Dutch government to retain from giving licenses to deliver EUV machines to China.

While this could seem potentially problematic, it does not mean pure anguish for domestic semiconductor production. ASML’s CEO believes that global authorities will seek local production by investing around $150 billion to provide product supplies, meaning higher demand for manufacturing facilities, leading to augmented semiconductor demand for ASML equipment.

As a consequence of the excessive semiconductor demand, ASML disclosed on September 29 that revenue margin will heighten the Dutch firm’s horizon by around 11 percent a year until 2030, with an estimated revenue growth ranging between 24 to 30 billion euros by 2025, with a total of 56 percent rise in gross margin.

The Veldhoven-based company closed on its trading day at $750.42 and currently stands at $748.00 per share, with a 0.71 percent decline in stoke value from the closing day, according to Nasdaq.