Ultratech, Inc.
Apr 23, 2015

Ultratech Announces First Quarter 2015 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 April 4, 2015.

For the first quarter of fiscal 2015, Ultratech reported net sales of $41.9 million as compared to $31.6 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Ultratech's net loss for the first quarter of 2015 was $1.7 million, or $(0.06) per share, as compared to net loss of $7.0 million, or $(0.25) per share, for the same quarter last year.

Arthur W. Zafiropoulo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our first quarter 2015 results were better than expected, driven primarily by sales of our advanced packaging tools. We believe that our customers depend on Ultratech's innovative technology and world-class customer service in order to meet their production objectives. We remain confident in our ability to deliver growth going forward."

At April 4, 2015, Ultratech had $272.0 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments. Working capital was $337.4 million and stockholders' equity was $13.27 per share based on 27,601,912 total shares outstanding as of April 4, 2015.

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 today. To listen to the call, dial 888/378-0320 (toll free) or 719/457-2727 (international) 10 minutes prior to the start time. The passcode is 8889162. 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 888/203-1112 and entering access code 8889162.

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," "may," "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; acquisitions, 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, 2014. 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
April 4,   Mar 29,
(In thousands, except per share amounts) 2015   2014
Total net sales* $ 41,886 $ 31,609

Cost of sales:

Cost of products sold 19,605 15,448
Cost of services   3,249       3,169  
Total cost of sales   22,854       18,617  
Gross profit 19,032 12,992

Operating expenses:

Research, development and engineering 8,424 8,214
Selling, general, and administrative   12,043       11,966  
Operating loss (1,435 ) (7,188 )
Interest expense (31 ) (2 )
Interest and other (expense) income, net   139       317  
Loss before income taxes (1,327 ) (6,873 )
Provision for income taxes   360       98  
Net loss $ (1,687 )   $ (6,971 )

Earnings per share - basic:

Net loss $ (0.06 ) $ (0.25 )
Number of shares used in per share calculations - basic 27,733 28,222

Earnings per share - diluted:

Net loss $ (0.06 ) $ (0.25 )
Number of shares used in per share calculations - diluted   27,733       28,222  
* Systems sales $ 32,189 $ 22,704
Parts sales 5,832 4,862
Service sales 3,765 3,943
License sales   100       100  
Total sales $ 41,886     $ 31,609  
  April 4,       December 31,
(In thousands )   2015       2014*
ASSETS (Unaudited)

Current assets:

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments $ 272,039 $ 269,730
Accounts receivable 42,065 44,217
Inventories, net 56,449 51,859
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     5,625         5,774
Total current assets 376,178 371,580
Equipment and leasehold improvements, net 20,434 20,926
Intangibles assets, net 13,567 13,995
Other assets     9,587         11,017
Total assets   $ 419,766       $ 417,518

Current liabilities:

Notes payable $ 5,120 $ 5,120
Accounts payable 13,593 12,086
Deferred product and service income 8,232 8,638
Other current liabilities     11,794         11,302
Total current liabilities 38,739 37,146
Other liabilities 14,707 15,252
Stockholders' equity     366,320         365,120
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 419,766       $ 417,518
* The balance sheet as of December 31, 2014 has been derived from the audited financial statements as of that date.

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

Source: Ultratech, Inc.

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