Outlook for 2021
Outlook for 2021
Comet looks to the future with optimism.
Comet has started 2021 a stronger entity, with a sound balance sheet, high order backlog, a more efficient organization and a flexible, global production network. Thanks to our heightened focus on the fast-growing semiconductor and electronics market, we are well positioned to continue to improve earnings in 2021.
In this dynamic environment, we will press ahead with the focused expansion of Comet’s already strong market position and continue to invest in innovation and in the expansion of our product portfolio. As last year, we will give absolute priority to the safety of all employees and customers.
The market setting remains subject to uncertainty. Provided the macroeconomic situation does not deteriorate significantly, the Comet Group expects a further increase in sales, EBITDA and EBITDA margin for the full year 2021 compared to fiscal 2020.
Plasma Control Technologies
The fundamental growth driver for the semiconductor market – the digitalization of society and of the economy – is stronger than ever. The Plasma Control Technologies division (PCT) will benefit from this growth trajectory and further strengthen and expand its position in existing markets, such as that for generators. For example, PCT will be working at high speed to bring to market the new RF generator currently in testing. At the same time, it will ramp up production capacity for impedance matching networks at the new Penang site in Malaysia to meet increased demand. Another thrust is the continual further development of vacuum capacitors, through which Comet intends to meet the rising requirements of its customers in the semiconductor market and address new applications as they emerge.