Ultratech, Inc.
Oct 20, 2011

Ultratech Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK), today announced unaudited results for the three-month and nine-month periods ended October 1, 2011.

For the third quarter of fiscal 2011, Ultratech reported net sales of $54.9 million as compared to $37.9 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2010. Ultratech's net income for the third quarter of 2011 was $10.5 million, or $0.39 per share (diluted), as compared to net income of $4.9 million, or $0.20 per share (diluted) for the same quarter last year.

For the first nine months of 2011, Ultratech reported net sales of $156.3 million compared to net sales of $97.0 million in the first nine months of 2010. Ultratech reported net income of $28.1 million or $1.05 per share (diluted) during the first nine months of 2011, compared to net income of $10.5 million or $0.42 per share (diluted) for the first nine months of 2010.

Arthur W. Zafiropoulo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "During the quarter, advanced packaging product demand continued to dominate the company's business. In addition, we gained traction in the deployment of our high-brightness LED (HB-LED) tools as evidenced by the increased growth in revenue for the quarter.

"Customers are reassessing their capacity expansion plans which are translating into a more conservative outlook," continued Zafiropoulo. "In this current environment, it is imperative that we further our ongoing efforts to deliver superior customer support and provide our customers with reliable, technologically advanced and cost-effective solutions.

"While we realize that there is uncertainty in the economic environment, we believe our technology based business model will enable us to address this uncertainty and create long-term growth and value for our stockholders," Zafiropoulo concluded.

At October 1, 2011, Ultratech had $221 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments. Working capital was $268 million and stockholders' equity was $10.78 per share based on 25,700,131 total shares outstanding as of October 1, 2011.

Conference Call Information

The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time/8:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, October 20, 2011. To listen to the call over the internet or to obtain dial-in information for the call, please go to the investor relations section of the Ultratech website at http://ir.ultratech.com.

If you are unable to attend the live conference call, a replay will be available on Ultratech's website. If you do not have Internet access, a replay of the call will be available three hours after the conclusion of the call and run until 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time, October 27, 2011. You may access the telephone replay by dialing 800-406-7325 and entering access code: 4476384.


Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK) designs, manufactures and markets photolithography and laser processing equipment. Founded in 1979, the company's market-leading advanced lithography products deliver high throughput and production yields at a low, overall cost of ownership for bump packaging of integrated circuits and high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs). A pioneer of laser processing, Ultratech developed laser spike anneal technology, which increases device yield, improves transistor performance and enables the progression of Moore's Law for 45-nm and below production of state-of-the-art consumer electronics. Visit Ultratech online at: www.ultratech.com.

Safe Harbor

Certain of the statements contained herein, which are not historical facts and which can generally be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "thinks," "intends," "will," "could," "believes," "estimates," "continue," and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements under Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that involve risks and uncertainties, such as risks related to timing, delays, deferrals and cancellations of orders by customers, including as a result of semiconductor manufacturing capacity as well as our customers' financial condition and demand for semiconductors; demand for consumer devices; industry growth within the company's served markets; continued delivery of financial performance and value; cyclicality in the semiconductor and nanotechnology industries; general economic and financial market conditions including impact on capital spending, as well as difficulty in predicting changes in such conditions; rapid technological change and the importance of timely product introductions; customer concentration; our dependence on new product introductions and market acceptance of new products and enhanced versions of our existing products; lengthy sales cycles, including the timing of system installations and acceptances; lengthy and costly development cycles for laser-processing and lithography technologies and applications; integration, development and associated expenses of the laser processing operation; pricing pressures and product discounts; high degree of industry competition; intellectual property matters; changes in pricing by us, our competitors or suppliers; international sales and operations; timing of new product announcements and releases by us or our competitors; ability to volume produce systems and meet customer requirements; sole or limited sources of supply; effect of capital market fluctuations on our investment portfolio; ability and resulting costs to attract or retain sufficient personnel to achieve our targets for a particular period; dilutive effect of employee stock option grants on net income per share, which is largely dependent upon our achieving and maintaining profitability and the market price of our stock; mix of products sold; outcome of litigation; manufacturing variances and production levels; timing and degree of success of technologies licensed to outside parties; product concentration and lack of product revenue diversification; inventory obsolescence; asset impairment; changes to financial accounting standards; effects of certain anti-takeover provisions; future acquisitions; volatility of stock price; foreign government regulations and restrictions; business interruptions due to natural disasters or utility failures; environmental regulations; and any adverse effects of terrorist attacks in the United States or elsewhere, or government responses thereto, or military actions in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, on the economy, in general, or on our business in particular. Such risks and uncertainties are described in Ultratech's SEC reports including its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed for the year ended December 31, 2010 and our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 2, 2011. Due to these and additional factors, the statements, historical results and percentage relationships set forth herein are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations for any future period. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations, some or all of which may prove to be inaccurate, and which may change. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to affect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this release.

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

Oct. 1, Oct. 2, Oct. 1, Oct. 2,
(In thousands, except per share amounts)   2011     2010 2011     2010
Total net sales* $ 54,944 $ 37,937 $ 156,272 $ 96,991

Cost of sales:

Cost of products sold 21,935 16,274 64,013 39,008
Cost of services     3,614         3,141     11,671         8,754  
Total cost of sales     25,549         19,415     75,684         47,762  
Gross profit 29,395 18,522 80,588 49,229

Operating expenses:

Research, development and engineering 6,349 4,980 17,832 14,610
Selling, general, and administrative     11,484         8,634     32,301         24,091  
Operating income 11,562 4,908 30,455 10,528
Interest expense (4 ) (6 ) (16 ) (1 )
Interest and other income, net     (74 )       92     40         288  
Income before income taxes 11,484 4,994 30,479 10,815
Provision for income taxes     1,020         92     2,420         348  
Net income   $ 10,464       $ 4,902         $ 28,059       $ 10,467  

Earnings per share - basic:

Net income


0.40 $ 0.20 $ 1.09 $ 0.43
Number of shares used in per share calculations - basic 25,977 24,370 25,678 24,204

Earnings per share - diluted:

Net income $ 0.39 $ 0.20 $ 1.05 $ 0.42
Number of shares used in per share calculations - diluted     26,647         25,067           26,620         24,692  
* Systems sales $ 44,827 $ 30,794 $ 127,189 $ 76,616
Parts sales 4,456 3,020 13,547 8,803
Service sales 5,361 3,998 14,786 11,322
License sales     300         125     750         250  
Total sales   $ 54,944       $ 37,937         $ 156,272       $ 96,991  

Oct. 1, December 31,

(In thousands)

  2011       2010*
ASSETS (Unaudited)

Current assets:

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments $ 220,819 $ 184,290
Accounts receivable 34,890 32,825
Inventories 48,615 37,088
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     8,258         7,777
Total current assets 312,582 261,980
Equipment and leasehold improvements, net 14,881 14,835
Other assets     2,995         4,479
Total assets   $ 330,458       $ 281,294

Current liabilities:

Notes payable $ 4,000 $ 6,000
Accounts payable 15,650 13,154
Deferred product and service income 10,188 13,641
Other current liabilities     14,483         12,028
Total current liabilities 44,321 44,823
Other liabilities 9,010 5,344
Stockholders' equity     277,127         231,127
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 330,458       $ 281,294

* The balance sheet as of December 31, 2010 has been derived from the audited financial statements as of that date.


Ultratech, Inc.
Bruce R. Wright, 408-321-8835
Senior Vice President & CFO
Laura Rebouché, 408-321-8835
Vice President of Investor Relations
Fax: 408-577-3379

Source: Ultratech, Inc.

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