Stratasys Reports Record Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2013

Stratasys Reports Record Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2013

First quarter non-GAAP earnings increase 40% over last year to $0.43 per share

Company reports a first quarter GAAP loss of ($0.40) per share


Stratasys reaffirms 2013 Revenue and EPS Guidance

MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Stratasys Ltd. (NAS: SSYS) today announced record financial results for the first quarter of 2013.

Q1 Financial Results Summary:

  • Non-GAAP revenue of $98.2 million for the first quarter of 2013 represents an 18% organic increase over the $83.0 million pro forma revenue recorded for the same period last year after giving effect to our merger as though it closed on January 1, 2012.
  • GAAP revenue for the first quarter was $97.2 million, which includes the impact of amortization expense on deferred revenue intangible assets related to the merger.
  • Non-GAAP net income of $17.6 million for the first quarter, or $0.43 per diluted share, represents a 40% increase over the pro forma non-GAAP $12.6 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, reported for the same period last year.
  • GAAP net income for the first quarter was a loss of $15.5 million, or ($0.40) per share, versus a pro forma loss of $8.4 million, or ($0.23) per share, for the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP gross margins improved to 59% for the first quarter from a pro forma non-GAAP 56.7% in the first quarter last year.
  • GAAP gross margins declined to 38.4% for the first quarter from a pro forma 43.6% in the first quarter last year.
  • The Company invested a net amount of $10.8 million in R&D expense during the first quarter, representing 11% of sales.
  • On a combined basis, the Company has shipped a cumulative 30,984 systems worldwide as of March 31, 2013.

"Our record first quarter results reflect a continuation of the strong worldwide demand we are observing for our innovative products and services," said David Reis, chief executive officer of Stratasys. "Strong sales of our higher-margin products help drive a significant increase in non-GAAP gross margin, and a 40% increase in non-GAAP net income in the first quarter over last year. We are pleased with our strong start to 2013."

Q1 Business Highlights:

  • Completed the second phase of Stratasys reseller cross-training ahead of schedule, with 112 channel partners now cross-trained, representing approximately 80% of the Company's potential worldwide revenue.
  • Progressed according to plan in the sales, marketing and service team integration that resulted from the merger of Stratasys, Inc. and Objet Ltd.
  • Launched a combined post-merger web and social media strategy that includes an integrated web site and social media channels.
  • Initiated a merger-related re-branding campaign to increase the awareness and value proposition of Stratasys among "C" level business professionals.
  • Launched the first 3D printer designed especially for smaller orthodontic labs and clinics - Objet30 OrthoDesk.

Following completion of the merger between Stratasys, Inc. and Objet Ltd., Stratasys benefits from a global network of more than 260 resellers and independent sales agents that sell Stratasys products and services worldwide. In addition, Stratasys is continuing to implement a comprehensive integration plan, which includes a cross-training program to enable its resellers and sales agents network to market and sell the combined product and service portfolio.

"Our plan to integrate the combined sales and marketing organization that resulted from our game-changing merger is ahead of schedule," continued Reis. "Channel partners representing the vast majority of our potential revenue have been cross-trained and are now selling the Company's combined product and service portfolio. New customer and cross-selling opportunities have begun to result from this initiative."

Financial Guidance

Stratasys confirmed the following financial guidance for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013:

  • Revenue guidance of $430 million to $445 million.
  • Non-GAAP earnings guidance of $1.80 to $1.95 per diluted share.
  • GAAP earnings guidance of a ($0.41) to ($0.16) per share loss.

Non-GAAP earnings guidance excludes $60.5 million of projected amortization of intangible assets; $20.5 million to $23.0 million of share-based compensation expense; and $7.2 million to $8.8 million in merger-related expenses. Stratasys also expects to record significant one-time integration expenses as a result of infrastructure alignment and brand unification in 2013.

Revenue growth is expected to be relatively stronger toward the end of the year as Stratasys progresses with its integration plan and realizes revenue synergies from selling the combined product portfolio.

Appropriate reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures are provided in a table at the end of this press release. The table provides itemized detail of the non-GAAP financial measures.

"We are thrilled by our record results for the first quarter. Although merger-related integration will remain a focus in 2013, our leading priorities remain serving our customers and investing in future growth. We remain excited about the many opportunities we see developing for Stratasys and our innovative products," Reis concluded.

Stratasys Ltd. Q1-2013 Conference Call Details

Stratasys will hold a conference call to discuss its first quarter financial results on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. (ET).

The investor conference call will be available via live webcast on the Stratasys Web site at www.stratasys.com under the "Investors" tab; or directly at the following web address: http://www.media-server.com/m/p/usbmvg9b.

To participate by telephone, the domestic dial-in number is 877-415-3182 and the international dial-in is 857-244-7325. The access code is 29258434. Investors are advised to dial into the call at least ten minutes prior to the call to register.

The webcast will be available for 90 days on the "Investors" page of the Stratasys Web site or by accessing the provided web address.

(Financial tables follow)

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information included or incorporated by reference in this press may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements are often characterized by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue," "believe," "should," "intend," "project" or other similar words, but are not the only way these statements are identified. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the Company's objectives, plans and strategies, statements that contain projections of results of operations or of financial condition and all statements (other than statements of historical facts) that address activities, events or developments that the Company intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on assumptions and assessments made by its management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. Important factors that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements include, among other things: the Company's ability to efficiently and successfully integrate the operations of Stratasys, Inc. and Objet Ltd. after their merger; the overall global economic environment; the impact of competition and new technologies; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates; projected capital expenditures and liquidity; changes in the Company's strategy; government regulations and approvals; changes in customers' budgeting priorities; litigation and regulatory proceedings; and those factors referred to under "Risk Factors", "Information on the Company", "Operating and Financial Review and Prospects", and generally in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 21, 2012 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and in other reports that the Company has filed with the SEC. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made in the Company's SEC reports, which are designed to advise interested parties of the risks and factors that may affect its business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects. Any forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Discussion Disclosure

The information discussed within this release includes financial results and projections that are in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP). In addition, certain non-GAAP financial measures have been provided that exclude certain charges, expenses and income. The non-GAAP measures should be read in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures and should be considered in addition to, and not as an alternative or substitute for, the measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures are provided in an effort to provide information that investors may deem relevant to evaluate results from the Company's core business operations and to compare the Company's performance with prior periods. The non-GAAP financial measures primarily identify and exclude certain discrete items, such as transaction-related expenses, amortization expenses and expenses associated with share-based compensation required under ASC 718. The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for evaluating comparable financial performance against prior periods.

This release is available on the Stratasys web site at www.stratasys.com.

Stratasys Ltd. (NAS: SSYS) is the corporate entity formed in 2012 by the merger of 3D printing companies Stratasys Inc. and Objet Ltd., based in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel. Stratasys manufactures 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet® processes produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include affordable desktop 3D printers for idea development, a range of systems for prototyping, and large production systems for direct digital manufacturing. Since June 2012, the company's range of over 130 3D printing materials has been the widest in the industry and includes more than 120 proprietary inkjet-based photopolymer materials and 10 proprietary FDM-based thermoplastic materials. Stratasys also manufactures Solidscape 3D Printers and operates the RedEye On Demand digital-manufacturing service. The company has more than 1100 employees, holds more than 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com.

       
 
Stratasys Ltd.
 
Consolidated Statements of Operations
 
(in thousands, except per share data)            
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
2013 2012
(unaudited)       (unaudited)
Net sales
Products $ 81,810 $ 37,546
Services   15,397     7,418
97,207 44,964
 
Cost of sales
Products 49,043 17,811
Services   10,790     4,199
59,833 22,010
   
Gross profit 37,374 22,954
 
Operating expenses
Research and development, net 10,789 4,352
Selling, general and administrative   43,325     11,375
54,114 15,727
   
Operating income (loss) (16,740 ) 7,227
 
Other income (expense) 514 296
   
Income (loss) before income taxes (16,226 ) 7,523
 
Income taxes (benefit)   (743 )   3,001
 
Net income (loss) $ (15,483 ) $ 4,522
 
Net income attributable to non-controlling interest $ 53   $ -
 
Net income (loss) attributable to Stratasys Ltd. $ (15,536 ) $ 4,522
 
Net income (loss) per ordinary share attributable to Stratasys Ltd.
Basic $ (0.40 ) $ 0.21
Diluted (0.40 ) 0.21
 
Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding
Basic 38,494 21,266
Diluted 38,494 21,802
 
 
       
 
Stratasys Ltd.
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
(in thousands)              
March 31, December 31,
2013 2012
(unaudited)
ASSETS
 
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 65,505 $ 133,826
Short-term bank deposits 75,370 20,063
Restricted deposits 820 929
Accounts receivable:
Trade, net 72,375 64,678
Other 20,979 22,934
Inventories 66,395 67,995
Net investment in sales-type leases, net 5,082 5,134
Prepaid expenses 2,894 2,751
Deferred income taxes   7,777     4,968  
 
Total current assets   317,197     323,278  
 
Property, plant and equipment, net   63,842     62,070  
 
Other assets
Goodwill 822,450 822,475
Other intangible assets, net 497,508 510,372
Net investment in sales-type leases 7,990 7,872
Long-term investments 1,634 1,634
Amounts funded in respect of employees

rights upon retirement

2,740 2,628
Other non-current assets   1,728     1,184  
 
Total other assets   1,334,050     1,346,165  
 
Total assets $ 1,715,089   $ 1,731,513  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 24,587 $ 35,235
Other current liabilities 36,964 40,179
Deferred tax liabilities 137 945
Unearned revenues   21,961     18,068  
 
Total current liabilities   83,649     94,427  
 
Non-current liabilities
Employee rights upon retirement 4,238 4,188
Deferred tax liabilities 54,436 54,693
Unearned revenues - long-term 3,137 3,181
Other non-current liabilities   3,178     2,868  
 
Total liabilities   148,638     159,357  
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Equity
Ordinary shares, NIS 0.01 nominal value, authorized 60,000 shares;
38,669 and 38,372 shares issued and outstanding at March 31,
2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively 101 101
Additional paid-in capital 1,469,379 1,459,294
Retained earnings 96,966 112,503
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (606 )   (238 )
 
Equity attributable to Stratasys Ltd. 1,565,840 1,571,660
 
Non-controlling interest   611     496  
 
Total equity   1,566,451     1,572,156  
 
Total liabilities and equity $ 1,715,089   $ 1,731,513  
 
 

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