Ultratech, Inc.
Apr 24, 2014

Ultratech Announces First Quarter 2014 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 period ended March 29, 2014.

For the first quarter of fiscal 2014, Ultratech reported net sales of $31.6 million as compared to $60.6 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Ultratech's net loss for the first quarter of 2014 was $7.0 million, or $(0.25) per share, as compared to net income of $13.7 million, or $0.48 per share (diluted), for the same quarter last year.

"Our revenues for the first quarter of 2014 increased 32 percent sequentially, driven by both our advanced packaging and high-brightness LED businesses," stated Arthur W. Zafiropoulo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our customers trust Ultratech to deliver innovative technologies that are critical for the industry to continue to advance, and we are encouraged by the adoption of our laser spike annealing systems for 14 nanometer technology. Based on customer input, increased quote activity and orders in hand, we believe that we are well positioned to have a stronger second half of the year."

At March 29, 2014, Ultratech had $290.6 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments. Working capital was $344.0 million and stockholders' equity was $13.59 per share based on 28,048,797 total shares outstanding as of March 29, 2014.

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, April 24, 2014. To listen to the call, dial 877/941-1428 (toll free) or 480/629-9665 (international) 10 minutes prior to the start time. The passcode is 4678234. 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 4678234.

Safe Harbor

This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "remains," "thinks," "intends," "believes," "estimates," and similar expressions and include management's current expectation of its longer term prospects for success. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates, assumptions and projections about our business and industry, and the markets and customers we serve, and they are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Such risks and uncertainties include the timing and possible delays, deferrals and cancellations of orders by customers; quarterly revenue fluctuations; industry and sector cyclicality, instability and unpredictability; market demand for consumer devices utilizing semiconductors produced by our clients; our ability to manage costs; new product introductions, market acceptance of new products and enhanced versions of our existing products; reliability and technical acceptance of our products; our lengthy sales cycles, and the timing of system installations and acceptances; lengthy and costly development cycles for laser-processing and lithography technologies and applications; competition and consolidation in the markets we serve; improvements, including in cost and technical features, of competitors' products; rapid technological change; pricing pressures and product discounts; our ability to collect receivables; customer and product concentration and lack of product revenue diversification; inventory obsolescence; general economic, financial market and political conditions and other factors outside of our control; domestic and international tax policies; cybersecurity threats in the United States and globally that could impact our industry, customers, and technologies; and other factors described in our SEC reports including our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed for the year ended December 31, 2013, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 28, 2013. Due to these and other factors, the statements, historical results and percentage relationships set forth herein are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations for any future period. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this release.

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
March 29, March 30,
(In thousands, except per share amounts)       2014     2013  
Total net sales* $ 31,609 $ 60,646

Cost of sales:

Cost of products sold 15,448 24,540
Cost of services         3,169         2,813  
Total cost of sales         18,617         27,353  
Gross profit 12,992 33,293

Operating expenses:

Research, development and engineering 8,214 8,396
Selling, general, and administrative         11,966         11,821  
Operating income (loss) (7,188 ) 13,076
Interest expense (2 ) (24 )
Interest and other (expense) income, net         317         120  
Income (loss) before income taxes (6,873 ) 13,172
Provision (benefit) for income taxes         98         (520 )
Net income (loss)       $ (6,971 )     $ 13,692  

Earnings per share - basic:

Net income (loss) $ (0.25 ) $ 0.50
Number of shares used in per share calculations - basic 28,144 27,571

Earnings per share - diluted:

Net income (loss) $ (0.25 ) $ 0.48
Number of shares used in per share calculations - diluted       28,144         28,563  
* Systems sales $ 22,704 $ 50,175
Parts sales 4,862 6,390
Service sales 3,943 4,081
License sales         100         -  
Total sales       $ 31,609       $ 60,646  

March 29, December 31,
(In thousands )           2014         2013*
ASSETS (Unaudited)

Current assets:

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments $ 290,573 $ 297,035
Accounts receivable 31,479 34,441
Inventories, net 47,809 47,784
Prepaid expenses and other current assets             5,599           5,498
Total current assets 375,460 384,758
Equipment and leasehold improvements, net 21,272 21,811
Intangibles assets, net 15,298 15,735
Other assets             12,583           11,860
Total assets           $ 424,613         $ 434,164

Current liabilities:

Notes payable $ 5,120 $ 5,120
Accounts payable 8,528 8,914
Deferred product and service income 6,308 6,574
Other current liabilities             11,504           15,095
Total current liabilities 31,460 35,703
Other liabilities 11,973 11,923
Stockholders' equity             381,180           386,538
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity           $ 424,613         $ 434,164
* The balance sheet as of December 31, 2013 has been derived from the audited financial statements as of that date.

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

Source: Ultratech, Inc.

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