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BRIEF-Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp Posts Qtrly Gross Profit Of $217.8 Million

Aug 9 (Reuters) - Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp:

* QTRLY GROSS PROFIT WAS $217.8 MILLION VERSUS $194.1 MILLION

* QTRLY PROFIT FOR THE PERIOD $31.7 MILLION VERSUS $33.3 MILLIONQTRLY REVENUE WAS $890.7 MILLION VERSUS $751.2 MILLION

* EXPECTS Q3 REVENUE TO DECREASE BY 4 PCT TO 6 PCT QOQ

* GROSS MARGIN TO RANGE FROM 19 PCT TO 21 PCT IN Q3 2018

* NON-GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES TO RANGE FROM $232 MILLION TO $238 MILLION IN Q3

* EXCLUDING TECHNOLOGY LICENSING REVENUE RECOGNIZED IN Q2, EXPECTS Q3 REVENUE TO BE FLAT TO UP BY 2 PCT QOQ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: