ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML) reported fourth-quarter 2019 earnings of EUR2.70 per share, up from EUR1.49 per share in the previous quarter.
— Net income was EUR1.13 billion, compared to EUR627 million in the third quarter
— Net sales increased to EUR4.04 billion in the fourth quarter from EUR2.99 billion in the preceding quarter
— Net bookings decreased to EUR2.4 billion from EUR5.11 billion in the third quarter
— Expects first-quarter 2020 net sales between EUR3.1 billion and EUR3.3 billion
— Estimates first-quarter 2020 gross margin to be between 46% and 47%
— The company announces a three-year share buyback program of up to EUR6 billion
— Proposes a dividend over 2019 of EUR2.40 per share, leading to a final dividend payment over 2019 of EUR1.35