CAMTEK ANNOUNCES RECORD RESULTS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2018
Record revenue of $30.5 million, 34% increase YoY;
Expects continued strong growth in the second half of 2018
Highlights of the Second Quarter 2018
Forward Looking Guidance
Third quarter 2018 revenues are expected to grow to $31-32 million, representing a year-over-year increase of approximately 30% for the third quarter and for the first nine months of 2018.
Rafi Amit Camtek’s CEO commented, “2018 continues to be a very strong year with revenue growth of approximately 30% and corresponding improvement in profitability. Our strong results are due to our focus on the fastest growing segments of the semiconductors market, particularly advanced packaging. Furthermore, we are successfully leveraging our strong market position in metrology to grow and capture market share in 2D inspection applications as well. Our backlog at record levels and our improved visibility into the end of the year, give us confidence that we will continue revenue growth and associated improvement in margins and profit in the fourth quarter of 2018.”
The financial results and the comparison to 2017 in this press release include only those of the continuing operations.
Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Revenues for the second quarter of 2018 were $30.5 million. This compares to second quarter 2017 revenues of $22.7 million, a growth of 34%.
Gross profit on a GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $14.9 million (48.9% of revenues), compared to a gross profit of $11.2 million (49.2% of revenues) in the second quarter 2017.
Gross profit on a non-GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $14.9 million (49.0% of revenues), compared to $11.2 million (49.2% of revenues) in the second quarter 2017.
Operating profit on a GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $4.7 million (15.5% of revenues), compared to an operating loss of $11.0 million in the second quarter 2017. The 2017 operating loss was due to a $13 million settlement payment for IP litigation.
Operating profit on a non-GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $5.0 million (16.3% of revenues), compared to $2.1 million (9.2% of revenues) in the second quarter 2017.
Net income on a GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $4.3 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared to net loss from continuing operations of $5.7 million, or ($0.16) per diluted share, in the second quarter 2017.
Net income on a non-GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $4.6 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income from continuing operations of $2.0 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2017.
Cash and cash equivalents, as of June 30, 2018, were $41.2 million compared to $47.2 million as of March 31, 2018. During the quarter the Company paid a $5.1 million dividend. In addition, the Company reported a negative operating cash flow of $1.0 million during the second quarter to support the working capital requirements.
Camtek will host a conference call today, July 31, 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
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 semiconductor 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.
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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.
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