Ultratech, Inc.
Jan 30, 2014

Ultratech Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2013 Results

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK) a leading supplier of lithography, laser-processing and inspection systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs), today announced unaudited results for the three-month and one-year periods ended December 31, 2013.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, Ultratech reported net sales of $24.0 million as compared to $65.6 million during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Ultratech's net loss for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $20.6 million, or $(0.73) per share, as compared to net income of $13.4 million, or $0.48 per share (diluted), for the same quarter last year. The net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 includes an expense of $0.22 per share due to an inventory reserve taken in connection with inventory write-downs.

Ultratech's net sales for the year ended December 31, 2013 were $157.3 million, as compared to $234.8 million for fiscal 2012. Ultratech posted a net loss for the year ended December 31, 2013 of $13.8 million, or $(0.49) per share, including such inventory reserves, as compared to net income of $47.2 million, or $1.70 per share (diluted), in fiscal 2012.

"2013 was a challenging year for the capital equipment industry in general and Ultratech specifically," commented Arthur W. Zafiropoulo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ultratech. "We continued to be adversely impacted by shifts in spending by our customers throughout the year due in part to delays in adoption of advanced technologies such as FinFETs. This adversely impacted our sales, which are characterized by high average system selling prices and low unit volumes. We remain confident that our robust family of innovative technology product offerings in advanced packaging, laser spike annealing, wafer inspection and high-brightness LEDs provide us with a solid foundation to improve our sales once the industry rebounds."

At December 31, 2013, Ultratech had $297.0 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments. Working capital was $349.1 million and stockholders' equity was $13.88 per share based on 27,854,552 total shares outstanding as of December 31, 2013.

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, January 30, 2014. To listen to the call, dial 877/941-1427 (toll free) or 480/629-9664 (international) 10 minutes prior to the start time. The passcode is 4660937. A live webcast will also be available on the Investor Relations section of Ultratech's website at http://ir.ultratech.com. A replay of the call will be available at the same location or by dialing 800/406-7325 and entering access code 4660937.

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About Ultratech: Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK) designs, builds and markets manufacturing systems for the global technology industry. Founded in 1979, Ultratech serves three core markets: front-end semiconductor, back-end semiconductor, and nanotechnology. The company is the leading supplier of lithography products for bump packaging of integrated circuits and high-brightness LEDs. Ultratech is also the market leader and pioneer of laser spike anneal technology for the production of advanced semiconductor devices. In addition, the company offers solutions leveraging its proprietary coherent gradient sensing (CGS) technology to the semiconductor wafer inspection market and provides atomic layer deposition (ALD) tools to leading research organizations, including academic and industrial institutions. Visit Ultratech online at: www.ultratech.com.


  Three Months Ended     Year Ended
December 31,


December 31,

December 31,


December 31,

(In thousands, except per share amounts)   2013






Total net sales* $ 24,028 $ 65,591 $ 157,272 $ 234,825

Cost of sales:

Cost of products sold 18,669 24,925 77,740 89,750
Cost of services     3,337       3,464   12,150       13,265
Total cost of sales     22,006       28,389   89,890       103,015
Gross profit 2,022 37,202 67,382 131,810

Operating expenses:

Research, development and engineering 8,969 7,805 33,582 30,085
Selling, general, and administrative     13,593       12,389   48,858       45,327
Operating income (loss) (20,540 ) 17,008 (15,058 ) 56,398
Interest expense - 11 (48 ) 5
Interest and other (expense) income, net     (108 )     358   190       566
Income (loss) before income taxes (20,648 ) 17,377 (14,916 ) 56,969
Provision (benefit) for income taxes     (81 )     4,003   (1,147 )     9,782
Net income (loss)   $ (20,567 )   $ 13,374     $ (13,769 )   $ 47,187

Earnings per share - basic:

Net income (loss) $ (0.73 ) $ 0.49 $ (0.49 ) $ 1.76
Number of shares used in per share calculations - basic 28,222 27,343 28,106 26,881

Earnings per share - diluted:

Net income (loss) $ (0.73 ) $ 0.48 $ (0.49 ) $ 1.70
Number of shares used in per share calculations - diluted     28,222       27,989       28,106       27,705
* Systems sales $ 14,169 $ 53,374 $ 116,546 $ 191,850
Parts sales 4,699 7,467 23,794 23,861
Service sales 5,060 4,750 16,432 17,811
License sales     100       -   500       1,303
Total sales   $ 24,028     $ 65,591     $ 157,272     $ 234,825

  December 31,   December 31,
(In thousands )   2013   2012*
ASSETS (Unaudited)

Current assets:

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments $ 297,035 $ 302,508
Accounts receivable 34,441 42,464
Inventories, net 47,784 46,794
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     5,498     8,305
Total current assets 384,758 400,071
Equipment and leasehold improvements, net 21,811 19,801
Intangibles assets, net 15,735 12,282
Other assets     11,860     4,832
Total assets   $ 434,164   $ 436,986

Current liabilities:

Notes payable $ 5,120 $ 1,000
Accounts payable 8,914 17,741
Deferred product and service income 6,574 16,964
Other current liabilities     15,095     14,860
Total current liabilities 35,703 50,565
Other liabilities 11,923 11,235
Stockholders' equity     386,538     375,186
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 434,164   $ 436,986

* The balance sheet as of December 31, 2012 has been derived from the audited financial statements as of that date.


Company Contact:
Bruce R. Wright, 408-321-8835
Senior Vice President and CFO
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Suzanne Schmidt, 415-217-4962
Melanie Solomon, 415-217-4964

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