2.5.2018

Camtek Announces First Quarter 2018 Results

Record semiconductors revenue of $27.3 million, 29% increase YoY;

Expects continued momentum with approximately 30% YoY increase in the second quarter

 MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Camtek Ltd. (NASDAQ: CAMT; TASE: CAMT), today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

Highlights of the first quarter 2018

  • Revenues were $27.3 million, up 29% year-over-year, ahead of the upper end of the previously-issued guidance range and highest ever semiconductor revenue;
  • GAAP operating income was $3.6 million*, representing a 13.0% operating margin; non-GAAP operating income was $4.2 million, representing a 15.4% operating margin; and
  • GAAP net income was $3.5 million*; non-GAAP net income was $4.2 million; up 182% and 211% year-over-year, respectively;

(*) At the end of the first quarter of 2018 the Company decided to cease its efforts to utilize the remaining inventory and equipment related to its development of the functional inkjet technology (FIT) and recorded a one-time write off in the amount of $0.5 million, which is included only in the GAAP results. This has completed the shift of Camtek's business focus purely to semiconductors.

Forward Looking Guidance

Second quarter 2018 revenues are expected to be between $29-30 million, representing a year-over-year increase of approximately 30% at the mid-point. Management continues to expect double-digit growth in revenues in 2018, with overall improvement in profitability margins.

Dividend Announcement

Camtek's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend in the amount of $0.14 per share representing an aggregate distribution of approximately $5.0 million. The dividend will be paid on May 29, 2018 to all shareholders of record at the close of the NASDAQ Global Select Market on May 16, 2018.

Management Comment

Rafi Amit Camtek's CEO commented, "We are proud to present a very strong start to 2018, ending the quarter with record backlog. Our financials have improved across the board, and we demonstrated strong operating and net margins. Our focus on the fastest growing segments of the semiconductors industry is paying off. We are seeing strong order momentum, especially for our newest and latest generation systems. This high level of demand for our products is broad, spanning all the regions in which we operate."

Continued Mr. Amit, "Earlier in the year we announced an order for multiple systems for front-end 2D Macro Inspection from a major Chinese manufacturer. This is in line with our strategy to penetrate new market segments such as macro inspection and special 2D applications, providing us with additional growth drivers. All this underlies our expectations of a strong year of growth and improved profitability. Our cash generation and strong balance sheet position us very well, enabling us to share the rewards of our growth with our shareholders, as well as providing us with an ability to capitalize on internal potential growth opportunities."

The financial results and the comparison to 2017 in this press release include only those of the continuing operations.

First quarter 2018 Financial Results

Revenues for the first quarter of 2018 were $27.3 million. This compares to first quarter 2017 revenues of $21.1 million, a growth of 29%.

Gross profit on a GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $13.0 million (47.7% of revenues), compared to a gross profit of $10.3 million (48.7% of revenues) in the first quarter 2017.

Gross profit on a non-GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $13.2 million (48.5% of revenues), compared to $10.3 million (48.7% of revenues) in the first quarter 2017.

Operating profit on a GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $3.6 million (13.0% of revenues), compared to an operating profit of $1.4 million (6.8% of revenues) in the first quarter 2017.

Operating profit on a non-GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $4.2 million (15.4% of revenues), compared to $1.5 million (7.3% of revenues) in the first quarter 2017.

Net income on a GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $3.5 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to net income from continuing operations of $1.3 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in the first quarter 2017. 

Net income on a non-GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $4.2 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income from continuing operations of $1.3 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in the first quarter 2017. 

Cash and cash equivalents, as of March 31, 2018, were $47.2 million compared to $43.7 million as of December 31, 2017. The Company reported a positive operating cash flow of $3.6 million during the first quarter.

Conference Call

Camtek will host a conference call today, May 2, 2018, at 10:00 am ET.

Rafi Amit, CEO, Moshe Eisenberg, CFO and Ramy Langer, COO will host the call and will be available to answer questions after presenting the results. To participate, please call one of the following telephone numbers a few minutes before the start of the call.

US:  1 888 668 9141 at 10:00 am Eastern Time 
Israel:  03 918 0609 at 5:00 pm Israel Time
International:  +972 3 918 0609

For those unable to participate, the teleconference will be available for replay on Camtek's website at http://www.camtek.com beginning 24 hours after the call.

ABOUT CAMTEK LTD.

Camtek is a leading manufacturer of metrology and inspection equipment and a provider of software solutions serving the Advanced Packaging, Memory, CMOS Image Sensors, MEMS, RF and other segments in the mid end of the semiconductors industry.

Camtek provides dedicated solutions and crucial yield-enhancement data, enabling manufacturers to improve yield and drive down their production costs.

With eight offices around the world, Camtek has best-in-class sales and customer support organization, providing tailor-made solutions in line with customers' requirements.

This press release is available at http://www.camtek.com

This press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future performance of the Company. These statements are only predictions and may change as time passes. We do not assume any obligation to update that information. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected, including as a result of changing industry and market trends, reduced demand for our products, the timely development of our new products and their adoption by the market, increased competition in the industry, price reductions as well as due to risks identified in the documents filed by the Company with the SEC.

This press release provides financial measures that exclude: (i) settlement expenses; (ii) changes in valuation allowance on deferred tax assets; (iii) share based compensation expenses, (iv) discontinued operations, and (v) write off costs with regard to the FIT activities, and are therefore not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Management believes that these Non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP measures when evaluating the business internally and therefore felt it is important to make these non-GAAP adjustments available to investors. A reconciliation between the GAAP and non-GAAP results appears in the tables at the end of this press release.


Contact Us

Israel

Camtek Ltd.
Ramat Gavriel Ind. Zone
P.O.Box 544 Migdal Ha'emek 23150
Israel
Tel: +972-4-604-8100
Fax: +972-4-644-0523

Hong Kong

Asia Headquarter
Camtek Hong Kong
Unit 2107, 21/F, Greenfield Tower, Concordia Plaza,
No 1 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East,
Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Tel: +852-2632-7645
Fax: +852-2632-7340