2015 first quarter highlights
• Revenues of $185 million, compared with $105 million in the first quarter of 2014
• Gross margin of 45.0% compared with 43.6% in the first quarter of 2014
• Adjusted EBITDA margin of 18.3% compared with 11.8% in the first quarter of 2014
• Non-GAAP EPS of $0.48 (diluted); GAAP EPS of $0.28 (diluted)
• Cash generated from operations of $21.6 million
2015 second quarter guidance
• Revenues range: $185 million to $193 million
• Gross margin: approximately 45%.
YAVNE, ISRAEL, APRIL 30, 2015 | ORBOTECH LTD. (NASDAQ: ORBK) today announced its consolidated financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.
Commenting on the results, Asher Levy, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We have begun 2015 with strong revenues, profitability and cash generation. Our larger scale of operations, as well as our enhanced diversification across businesses, end markets, products and customers, has enabled us to exceed most of the revenue and profitability targets we had set ourselves for the quarter.”
Mr. Levy added: "Our flat panel display business and semiconductor device division continued to perform strongly, reflecting healthy demand trends across product lines and customer segments. Consumer electronics is becoming an increasingly indispensable part of modern life, requiring ever smaller, thinner, faster, more flexible and even wearable devices. This inevitably gives rise to escalating manufacturing challenges, which Orbotech’s solutions are designed to solve, supporting both our customers and leading consumer electronics designers. The breadth and depth of our product offering, especially after the SPTS acquisition, enables us to benefit from the continually evolving and complex world of electronics.”
Revenues for the first quarter of 2015 totaled $184.8 million, compared with $104.8 million in the first quarter of 2014. Revenues for the quarter excluding the Company’s semiconductor business totaled $123.4 million, up 17.7% from $104.8 million in the first quarter of 2014.
In the Company's Production Solutions for Electronics Industry segment:
- Revenues from the printed circuit board (“PCB”) industry were $58.0 million, including $31.3 million in equipment sales, in the first quarter of 2015. This compares to PCB revenues of $68.6 million (including $41.5 million in equipment sales) in the first quarter of 2014.
- Revenues from the flat panel display industry (“FPD”) were $57.4 million, including $47.3 million in equipment sales, in the first quarter of 2015. This compares to FPD revenues of $31.5 million (including $23.1 million in equipment sales) in the first quarter of 2014.
- Revenues from the semiconductor industry were $61.4 million, including $46.6 million in equipment sales, in the first quarter of 2015.
In the Company's other segments, revenues totaled $8.0 million in the first quarter of 2015, compared with $4.7 million in the first quarter of 2014.
Service revenues for the first quarter of 2015 were $53.4 million, compared to $37.0 million in the first quarter of 2014.
Gross profit and gross margin in the first quarter of 2015 were $83.1 million and 45.0%, respectively, compared with $45.7 million and 43.6%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2014.
GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2015 was $11.8 million, or $0.28 per share (diluted), up from $6.3 million, or $0.15 per share (diluted), for the first quarter of 2014.
Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin for the first quarter of 2015 were $33.8 million and 18.3%, respectively, up from $12.4 million and 11.8%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2014.
Non-GAAP net income and Non-GAAP net income margin for the first quarter of 2015 were $20.8 million and 11.2%, respectively, compared with $8.2 million and 7.8%, for the first quarter of 2014.
Non-GAAP earnings per share (diluted) for the first quarter of 2015 were $0.48, compared with $0.19 per share (diluted), for the first quarter of 2014.
A reconciliation of each of the Company’s non-GAAP measures to the comparable GAAP measure is included at the end of this press release (the “Reconciliation”).
As of March 31, 2015, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, short-term bank deposits and marketable securities of approximately $180.6 million, and debt of $298.5 million. The Company generated cash from operations of $21.6 million in the first quarter of 2015.
As a result of the Company’s cash position, it intends to pay ahead of schedule $20 million on its term loan during the second quarter.
Second Quarter Guidance
The Company expects that revenues for the second quarter of 2015 will be in the range of $185 million to $193 million and gross margin will be approximately 45%.
An earnings conference call for the Company’s first quarter 2015 results is scheduled for today, April 30, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. EST. The dial-in number for the conference call is 1-517-308-9019 or (US toll-free) 800-857-6263, and a replay will be available on telephone number +1- 203-369-0510 or (US toll-free) 866-396-4184 until May 13, 2015. The pass code is Q1. A live webcast of the conference call can also be heard by accessing the Company’s website here: http://investors.orbotech.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=71865&p=irol-EventDetails&EventId=5188420.
The webcast will remain available for 12 months at: http://investors.orbotech.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=71865&p=irol-audioArchives
About Orbotech Ltd.
Orbotech Ltd.(NASDAQ: ORBK) is a global innovator of enabling technologies used in the manufacture of the world’s most sophisticated consumer and industrial products throughout the electronics and adjacent industries. The Company is a leading provider of yield enhancement and production solutions for electronics reading, writing and connecting, used by manufacturers of printed circuit boards, flat panel displays, advanced packaging, micro-electro-mechanical systems and other electronic components. Today, virtually every electronic device is produced usingOrbotech technology. For more information visit http://www.orbotech.com/. The corporate website is not incorporated herein by reference and is included as an inactive textual reference only.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking and Other Statements
Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, future prospects, developments and business strategies and involve certain risks and uncertainties. The words "anticipate," "believe," "could," "will," "plan," "expect" and "would" and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions, have been used in this press release to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made based on management's expectations and beliefs concerning future events affecting Orbotech and are subject to uncertainties and factors relating to Orbotech's operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company's control. Many factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from those projected including, without limitation, timing and extent of achieving the anticipated benefits of the acquisition of SPTS, including the timing and amount of cost savings, if any, Orbotech's ability to integrate and operate SPTS's business effectively, the timing, terms and success of any strategic or other transaction, cyclicality in the industries in which the Company operates, the Company's production capacity, timing and occurrence of product acceptance (the Company defines 'bookings' and 'backlog' as purchase arrangements with customers that are based on mutually agreed terms, which, in some cases for bookings and backlog, may still be subject to completion of written documentation and may be changed or cancelled by the customer, often without penalty), fluctuations in product mix, worldwide economic conditions generally, and especially in the industries in which the Company operates, the timing and strength of product and service offerings by the Company and each of its competitors, changes in business or pricing strategies, changes in the prevailing political and regulatory framework in which the relevant parties operate or in economic or technological trends or conditions, including currency fluctuations, inflation and consumer confidence, on a global, regional or national basis, the level of consumer demand for sophisticated devices such as smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices, the timing for a verdict in the ongoing appeal of the criminal matter and ongoing investigation in Korea, the final outcome and impact of this matter, including its impact on existing or future business opportunities in Korea and elsewhere, any civil actions related to the Korean matter brought by third parties, including the Company's customers, which may result in monetary judgments or settlements, expenses associated with the Korean matter, ongoing or increased hostilities in Israel and other risks detailed in the Company's United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) reports, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2014, and subsequent SEC filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release to reflect new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income from continuing operations and non-GAAP net income from continuing operations per share detailed in the Reconciliation exclude charges, income or losses, as applicable, related to one or more of the following: (i) equity-based compensation expenses; (ii) certain items associated with acquisitions, including amortization of intangibles and acquisition costs; (iii) tax impact; and/or (iv) share in losses of associated company. The Company uses the non-GAAP measures indicated in the Reconciliation, which give full year effect to the SPTS Acquisition, to supplement the Company’s financial results presented on a GAAP basis. These non-GAAP measures exclude equity based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets, share in losses/profits of associated companies, as well as certain financial expenses and non-recurring income items that are believed to be helpful in understanding and comparing past operating and financial performance with current results. Management uses all of the non-GAAP measures to evaluate the Company’s operating and financial performance in light of business objectives and for planning purposes. These measures are not in accordance with GAAP and may differ from non-GAAP methods of accounting and reporting used by other companies. Orbotech believes that these measures enhance investors’ ability to review the Company’s business from the same perspective as the Company’s management and facilitate comparisons with results for prior periods. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are among the primary factors management uses in planning for and forecasting future periods. However, the non-GAAP measures presented are subject to limitations as an analytical tool because they exclude certain recurring items (such as, equity compensation, interest expense and amortization of intangible assets) as described below and in the Reconciliation. The presentation of this additional non-GAAP information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income; net income attributable to Orbotech Ltd. or earnings per share prepared in accordance with GAAP, and should be read only in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. For a quantification of the adjustments made to comparable GAAP measures, please see the Reconciliation.
The effect of equity-based compensation expenses has been excluded from the non-GAAP measures. Although equity-based compensation is a key incentive offered to employees, and the Company believes such compensation contributed to the revenues earned during the periods presented and also believes it will contribute to the generation of future period revenues, the Company continues to evaluate its business performance excluding equity based compensation expenses. Equity-based compensation expenses will recur in future periods.
The effects of amortization of intangible assets have also been excluded from the measures. This item is inconsistent in amount and frequency and is significantly affected by the timing and size of acquisitions. Investors should note that the use of intangible assets contributed to revenues earned during the periods presented and will contribute to future period revenues as well. Amortization of intangible assets will recur in future periods and the Company may be required to record additional impairment charges in the future. The Company believes that it is useful for investors to understand the effects of these items on total operating expenses.
Adjusted EBITDA is also a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as net income attributable to Orbotech Ltd., further adjusted, in addition to the items described above, to exclude tax on income, financial expenses (income)–net and depreciation. The Company presents adjusted EBITDA because it considers it to be an important supplemental measure and believes it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in Orbotech’s industry. The presentation of adjusted EBITDA is not based on the definition in the Credit Agreement governing the term loan incurred in connection with the SPTS acquisition. Credit Facility EBITDA reflects additional adjustments to adjusted EBITDA permitted by the Credit Agreement as described in the Reconciliation and is calculated by adding adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2014 to adjusted EBITDA for three months ended March 31, 2015, and subtracting adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2014, and then further adjusting it as permitted by the Credit Agreement. Although the Company believes its presentation of each of adjusted EBITDA and Credit Facility EBITDA is useful, its adjusted EBITDA measure and Credit Facility EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.
For more information about all of the foregoing items, see the Reconciliation, the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC for the year ended December 31, 2014 and its other SEC filings.