2016 first quarter highlights

• Revenues of $190 million

• Gross margin of 45.0%

• Non-GAAP EPS of $0.53 (diluted); GAAP EPS of $0.36 (diluted)

• Term loan repayment of $26 million

2016 second quarter guidance

• Revenue range: $190 million to $198 million

• Gross margin range: 45.0% to 45.5%

YAVNE, ISRAEL, MAY 4, 2016 | ORBOTECH LTD. (NASDAQ: ORBK) (the “Company”) today announced its consolidated financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Commenting on the results, Asher Levy, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are very pleased with our financial results for the first quarter, which mark a strong start to the year. Industry conditions have developed generally as we anticipated at the beginning of the year. In particular, the acceleration in technological changes is a clear positive driver for the Company, and our broad portfolio of high quality solutions enable our customers’ production facilities to answer the challenges posed by this trend.”

Revenues for the first quarter of 2016 totaled $190.4 million, up from $184.8 million in the first quarter, and $188.2 million in the fourth quarter, of 2015.

In the Company’s Production Solutions for Electronics Industry segment:

- Revenues from the Company’s semiconductor device (“SD”) business were $72.5 million (including $62.4 million in equipment sales) in the first quarter of 2016. This compares to SD revenues of $61.4 million (including $46.6 million in equipment sales) in the first quarter of 2015.

- Revenues from the Company’s printed circuit board (“PCB”) business were $68.0 million (including $39.9 million in equipment sales) in the first quarter of 2016. This compares to PCB revenues of $58.0 million (including $31.3 million in equipment sales) in the first quarter of 2015.

- Revenues from the Company’s flat panel display (“FPD”) business were $44.7 million (including $35.6 million in equipment sales) in the first quarter of 2016. This compares to FPD revenues of $57.4 million (including $47.3 million in equipment sales) in the first quarter of 2015.

Revenues in the Company’s other segments totaled $5.3 million in the first quarter of 2016, compared with $8.0 million in the first quarter of 2015.

Service revenues for the first quarter of 2016 were $49.5 million, compared with $53.4 million in the first quarter of 2015.

Gross profit and gross margin in the first quarter of 2016 were $85.6 million and 45.0%, respectively, compared with $83.1 million and 45.0%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2015.

GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2016 was $15.7 million, or $0.36 per share (diluted), up from $11.8 million, or $0.28 per share (diluted), for the first quarter of 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) and adjusted EBITDA margin for the first quarter of 2016 were $35.3 million and 18.5%, respectively, up from $33.8 million and 18.3%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2015.

Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income margin for the first quarter of 2016 were $23.1 million and 12.2%, respectively, up from $20.8 million and 11.2%, for the first quarter of 2015.

Non-GAAP earnings per share (diluted) for the first quarter of 2016 were $0.53, up from $0.48 per share (diluted), for the first quarter of 2015.

A reconciliation of each of the Company’s non-GAAP measures to the comparable GAAP measure (the “Reconciliation”) is included at the end of this press release.

As of March 31, 2016, the Company had cash, cash equivalents (including restricted cash), short-term bank deposits and marketable securities of approximately $176.8 million, and debt of $214.0 million. In the first quarter of 2016, the Company generated cash of $15.7 million from operations and repaid $25.6 million of its term loan.

Second Quarter 2016 Guidance

The Company expects revenues for the second quarter of 2016 to be in the range of $190 million to $198 million, and gross margin to be in the range of 45.0% to 45.5%.

Conference Call

An earnings conference call for the Company’s first quarter 2016 results is scheduled for today, May 4, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. The dial-in number for the conference call is 1-312-470-7384 or (US toll-free) 888-469-1283 and a replay will be available on telephone number +1-203-369-1922 or (US toll-free) 866-509-3935 until May 19, 2016. 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=5216447. 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. Virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using Orbotech systems. For more information, visit http://www.orbotech.com/.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking 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, 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, especially in the industries in which the Company operates, the timing and strength of product and service offerings by the Company and 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 as well as automobiles, the Company’s global operations and its ability to comply with varying legal, regulatory, exchange, tax and customs regimes, the Company’s ability to achieve strategic initiatives, including related to its acquisition strategy, the Company’s debt and corporate financing activities; the final timing, outcome and impact of the criminal matter expected in mid- to-late 2016 and ongoing investigation in Korea, including any 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 the surrounding areas, and other risks detailed in the Company’s SEC reports, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2015, 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 margin, non-GAAP net income 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) certain items associated with sale or disposition of businesses; (iv) tax impact; and/or (v) share in losses of associated company. The Company uses the non-GAAP measures indicated in the Reconciliation 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 and Credit Facility EBITDA are each 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 taxes 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 reflects the calculation for the twelve months ended March 31, 2016. 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, 2015 and its other SEC filings.

 

COMPANY CONTACTS:

Anat Earon-Heilborn

Director of Investor Relations

Orbotech Ltd.

Tel: +972-8-942-3582

Investor.relations@orbotech.com

 

Tally Kaplan Porat

Head of Corporate Marketing

Orbotech Ltd.

Tel: +972.8.942.3603

Tally-Ka@orbotech.com

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements 

Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this website (including in press releases, webcasts, presentations, posts and other places) 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 website to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made based on management’s expectations and beliefs concerning future events as of the date of the applicable information (press releases, webcasts, presentations, or posts) and are subject to uncertainties and factors relating to Orbotech’s operations and business environment, the previously announced acquisition of Orbotech by KLA, the manner in which the parties plan to effect the transaction, including the share repurchase program, the ability to raise additional capital necessary to complete the repurchase program within the time frame expected, the expected benefits, synergies and costs of the transaction, management plans relating to the transaction, the expected timing of the completion of the transaction, the parties’ ability to complete the transaction considering the various closing conditions, including conditions related to regulatory and Orbotech shareholder approvals, the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, product development, product extensions, product integration, complementary product offerings and growth opportunities in certain business areas, the potential future financial impact of the transaction, and any assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Actual results may differ materially from those referred to in the forward-looking statements due to a number of important factors, including but not limited to the foregoing matters and the possibility that expected benefits of the transaction may not materialize as expected, that the transaction may not be timely completed, if at all, that KLA-Tencor may not be able to successfully integrate the solutions and employees of the two companies or ensure the continued performance or growth of Orbotech’s products or solutions, the risk that the Company may not achieve its revenue and margin expectations within and for 2018 (including, without limitation, due to shifting move-in dates); cyclicality in the industries in which the Company operates, the Company’s supply chain management and production capacity, order cancelation (often without penalty), 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 within and among divisions, worldwide economic conditions generally, especially in the industries in which the Company operates, the timing and strength of product and service offerings by the Company and its competitors, changes in business or pricing strategies, changes in the prevailing political and regulatory framework in which the relevant parties operate, including as a result of the United Kingdom’s prospective withdrawal from the European Union (known as “Brexit”) and political uncertainty in the United States, 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 smart mobile devices, automotive electronics, flexible applications and devices, augmented reality/virtual reality and wearable devices, high-performance computing, liquid crystal display and organic light emitting diode screens and other sophisticated devices, the Company’s global operations and its ability to comply with varying legal, regulatory, exchange, tax and customs regimes, the timing and outcome of tax audits, including the best judgment tax assessment issued by the Israel Tax Authority with respect to the audit of tax years 2012-2014 in Israel and the related criminal investigation, the Company’s ability to achieve strategic initiatives, including related to its acquisition strategy, the Company’s debt and corporate financing activities; the timing, final outcome and impact of the criminal matter and ongoing investigation in Korea, including any 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, and ongoing or increased hostilities in Israel and the surrounding areas.

The foregoing information should be read in connection with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2017, and subsequent SEC filings. This information is also supplemented by the information in the applicable document on this website (e.g., press release, webcast, presentation,  posts and other document). The Company is subject to the foregoing and other risks detailed in those reports. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information in this website (including press releases, webcasts, presentations,  posts and other places) to reflect new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.