Ultratech Announces First Quarter 2013 Results

Ultratech Announces First Quarter 2013 Results

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ultratech, Inc. (NAS: UTEK) , a leading supplier of lithography and laser-processing systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs), today announced unaudited results for the three-month period ended March 30, 2013.

For the first quarter of fiscal 2013, Ultratech reported net sales of $60.6 million as compared to $49.6 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Ultratech's net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $13.7 million, or $0.48 per share (diluted), as compared to net income of $10.2 million, or $0.38 per share (diluted), for the same quarter last year.

Arthur W. Zafiropoulo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Through focused execution we achieved bottom line results in line with our expectations for the first quarter of 2013. As we previously indicated, the near-term business environment has been uncertain and will be challenging, but we anticipate that market conditions may improve as a result of anticipated increases in semiconductor capital equipment spending in the second half of the year."

"Thanks to the continued support of our business partners, our strong relationships with customers and the continued efforts of our employees, we remain confident in our strategy to address our served markets in advanced packaging, laser spike annealing, and high-brightness LEDs," continued Mr. Zafiropoulo. "Additionally, we are optimistic that we can continue to leverage our leading technology in both existing and adjacent target markets that offer potential growth opportunities."

At March 30, 2013, Ultratech had $307.3 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments. Working capital was $373.1 million and stockholders' equity was $14.44 per share based on 27,727,576 total shares outstanding as of March 30, 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, April 18, 2013. To listen to the call, dial 877/941-2068 (toll free) or 480/629-9712 (international) 10 minutes prior to the start time. The passcode is 4612680. 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: 4612680. The replay will be available until April 25, 2013.

Safe Harbor

Certain of the statements contained herein, which are not historical facts and which can generally be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "thinks," "intends," "will," "could," "can," "may," "believes," "poised," "estimates," "continues," "looks forward to," and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements under Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that involve risks and uncertainties, such as risks related to timing, delays, deferrals and cancellations of orders by customers, including as a result of semiconductor manufacturing capacity as well as our customers' financial condition and demand for semiconductors; demand for consumer devices; industry growth within the company's served markets; continued delivery of financial performance and value; cyclicality in the semiconductor and nanotechnology industries; our dependence on new product introductions and market acceptance of new products and enhanced versions of our existing products; lengthy sales cycles, including the timing of system installations and acceptances; quarterly revenue fluctuations; lengthy and costly development cycles for laser-processing and lithography technologies and applications; integration, development and associated expenses of the laser processing operation; general economic and financial market conditions including impact on capital spending, as well as difficulty in predicting changes in such conditions; rapid technological change and the importance of timely product introductions; customer concentration; pricing pressures and product discounts; high degree of industry competition; intellectual property matters; changes in pricing by us, our competitors or suppliers; international sales and operations; timing of new product announcements and releases by us or our competitors; ability to volume produce systems and meet customer requirements; sole or limited sources of supply; effect of capital market fluctuations on our investment portfolio; ability and resulting costs to attract or retain key personnel; dilutive effect of employee stock option grants on net income per share, which is largely dependent upon our achieving and maintaining profitability and the market price of our stock; mix of products sold; outcome of litigation; manufacturing variances and production levels; timing and degree of success of technologies licensed to outside parties; product concentration and lack of product revenue diversification; inventory obsolescence; asset impairment; changes to financial accounting standards; effects of certain anti-takeover provisions; future acquisitions; volatility of stock price; foreign government regulations and restrictions; business interruptions due to natural disasters or utility failures; environmental regulations; and any adverse effects of terrorist attacks in the United States or elsewhere, or government responses thereto, or military actions in the Middle East, Afghanistan and elsewhere, or geopolitical instability on the Korean Peninsula and other parts of Asia, on the economy, in general, or on our business in particular. Such risks and uncertainties are described in Ultratech's SEC reports including its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed for the year ended December 31, 2012. Due to these and additional factors, the statements, historical results and percentage relationships set forth herein are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations for any future period. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations, some or all of which may prove to be inaccurate, and which may change. 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.  (NAS: UTEK) designs, manufactures and markets photolithography and laser processing equipment. Founded in 1979, the company's market-leading advanced lithography products deliver high throughput and production yields at a low, overall cost of ownership for bump packaging of integrated circuits and high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs). A pioneer of laser processing, Ultratech developed laser spike anneal technology, which increases device yield, improves transistor performance and enables the progression of Moore's Law for 32-nm and below production of state-of-the-art consumer electronics. Visit Ultratech online at: www.ultratech.com.



 Three Months Ended 

March 30,  March 31,
(In thousands, except per share amounts) 2013  2012
Total net sales*$60,646$49,575

Cost of sales:

Cost of products sold24,54018,051
Cost of services  2,813    3,125 
Total cost of sales  27,353    21,176 
Gross profit33,29328,399

Operating expenses:

Research, development and engineering8,3966,763
Selling, general, and administrative  11,821    10,381 
Operating income13,07611,255
Interest expense(24)(3)
Interest and other (expense) income, net  120    128 
Income before income taxes13,17211,380
Provision (benefit) for income taxes  (520)   1,180 
Net income $13,692   $10,200 

Earnings per share - basic:

Net income$0.50$0.39
Number of shares used in per share calculations - basic27,57126,201

Earnings per share - diluted:

Net income$0.48$0.38
Number of shares used in per share calculations - diluted  28,563    27,023 
*Systems sales$50,175$40,614
Parts sales6,3904,489
Service sales4,0814,072
License sales  -    400 
Total sales $60,646   $49,575 

 March 30,  December 31,
(In thousands ) 2013  2012*

Current assets:

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments$307,317$302,508
Accounts receivable40,88242,464
Inventories, net53,39146,794
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  9,187   8,305
Total current assets410,777400,071
Equipment and leasehold improvements, net21,72919,801
Intangibles assets, net11,94712,282
Other assets  5,319   4,832
Total assets $449,772  $436,986

Current liabilities:

Notes payable$1,000$1,000
Accounts payable18,53717,741
Deferred product and service income7,15116,964
Other current liabilities  10,993   14,860
Total current liabilities37,68150,565
Other liabilities11,56811,235
Stockholders' equity  400,523   375,186
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $449,772  $436,986
* The balance sheet as of December 31, 2012 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:
The Blueshirt Group
Suzanne Craig, 415-217-4962
Melanie Friedman, 415-217-4964

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