Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Total sales for the third quarter were $141.0 million, another record for the company, with earnings of $0.40 per diluted share from continuing operations. The financials highlighted in this release exclude results from the Aera® mass flow controller business, which was sold to Hitachi Metals, Ltd. on October 15, 2010. Results for the quarter include a full quarter of operations from PV Powered, Inc.
"We had another exceptional quarter with all key areas of our business growing significantly. This record performance was highlighted by the sixth straight quarter of growth in semiconductor revenues, significant acceleration of our inverter business, now 27% of sales, and strong operating leverage," said Dr. Hans Betz, Chief Executive Officer. "The aggressive capacity additions and investment in our inverter business have proven very successful, as Advanced Energy was recently ranked #1 in the 3-phase North America solar PV inverter market, according to IMS Research. With the diversification of Advanced Energy into high growth power conversion markets, particularly inverters, we are well positioned to capitalize on future opportunities and expand our business."