CAMTEK ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER & FULL YEAR 2015 RESULTS
Q4 revenues of $25.8 million; Non-GAAP operating income of $1.8m;
MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel – February 11, 2015– Camtek Ltd. (NASDAQ: CAMT and TASE: CAMT), today announced its financial results for the full year and quarter ended December 31, 2015.
Highlights of the Full Year 2015
Highlights of the Fourth Quarter 2015
During the fourth quarter 2015 Camtek recorded a provision of $14.6 million in conjunction with the final court ruling on February 3, 2016 in its appeal in the patent infringement case of Rudolph Technologies Inc. regarding the Falcon system sold in the United States until 2010.
Rafi Amit, Camtek’s Chairman and CEO, commented, “I am very pleased with our performance in 2015. Our revenue is at a four year high, mainly driven by growth in the semiconductor market - particularly the advanced packaging segment, as well as other growing segments such as CMOS Image Sensors and MEMS. Between the various technologies such as bumps, fan-out and others, the advance packaging market is expected to grow significantly in the coming years and we are in a strong position to capitalize on this.”
Added Mr. Amit, “We are, of course, disappointed with the results of the appeal in the patent infringement case in the US with respect to the Falcon product, which has not been sold in the United States since 2010. With regards to our other products - the Eagle and Condor products use a different technology for which Camtek itself holds a valid US patent. Moreover, our newest and innovative technology, to be introduced at Semicon China next month, moves in a very different direction, making, we believe, the patent infringement allegations a non-issue with respect to all future sales. In addition, I stress that the U.S. market represents less than 10% of our global sales. ”
Continued Mr. Amit, “With regards to the digital printing technology, we continue to make steady progress. We are gaining positive and useful feedback from the four sites that currently use the Gryphon and we are incorporating the feedback from the field into the system. Gryphon is a revolutionary technology and we continue to see its exciting potential. We are confident that it will eventually replace many processes in the PCB industry. ”
Concluded Mr. Amit, “Looking ahead to 2016, we expect continued double-digit revenue growth in our semiconductor business, driven by increased capex spending by many of our customers. For the first quarter of 2016, we expect revenues of around $24-25 million, representing year-over-year growth at the midpoint of 13%. I note that our first quarter is seasonally the weakest of the year, due to the impact of the Chinese New-Year on our sales in Asia, mainly in the PCB segment.”
Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results
Revenuesfor the fourth quarter of 2015 were $25.8 million. This represents growth of 25% compared with fourth quarter 2014 revenues of $20.6 million.
Gross profit on a GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $10.6 million (41.3% of revenues). This amount includes a $1 million inventory write-down charge related to its one-color Gryphon systems. This is a 13% increase compared to $9.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 (45.9% of revenues).
Gross profit on a non-GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $11.7 million (45.4% of revenues). This is a 20% increase compared to $9.7 million (47.2% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2014. The variance in the gross margin is not indicative of a trend and is representative of the change in the revenue mix in the fourth quarter.
Operating loss on a GAAP basis in the quarter was $14.1 million (54.6% of revenues). This compares to an operating income of $360 thousand (1.7% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2014. The GAAP operating expenses included a goodwill write-off of $1.6 million which was offset with an income of $1.4 million associated with a contingent liability, both related to the digital printing business.
Operating income on a non-GAAP basis in the quarter was $1.8 million (6.8% of revenues). This compares to operating income of $0.7 million (3.4% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Net loss on a GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $11.8 million, or $(0.34) per diluted share. This compares to net income of $68 thousand, or $0.00 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Net income on a non-GAAP basis in the quarter was $2.9 million, or $0.08 per diluted share. This compares to a net income of $408 thousand, or $0.01 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Full Year 2015 Results Summary
Revenues for 2015 were $99.3 million, an increase of 12% compared to $88.3 million, as reported in 2014. This increase is mainly due to increased sales to the Semiconductor market.
Gross profit on a GAAP basis for 2015 was $43.1 million (43.4% of revenues) compared to gross profit of $41.0 million (46.4% of revenues) in 2014. This amount includes a $1 million inventory write-down charge related to its one-color Gryphon systems. Gross profit on a non-GAAP basis for 2015, was $44.2 million (44.5% of revenues), compared to $41.3 million (46.8% of revenues) in 2014.
Operating loss on a GAAP basis for 2015, was $10.1 million (10.1% of revenues) compared to an operating income of $5.1 million in 2014 (5.8% of revenues). Operating income on a non-GAAP basis in 2015 was $6.0 million (6.0% of revenues) compared to an operating income of $5.7 million (6.5% of revenues) in 2014.
Net loss on a GAAP basis for 2015 was $10.1 million, or $(0.30) per diluted share, compared to a net income of $3.3 million in 2014, or $0.11 per diluted share. Net income on a non-GAAP basis for 2015 was $5.2 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to a net income of $4.5 million in 2014 or $0.15 per diluted share.
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted short-term deposits as of December 31, 2015 were $38.7 million compared to $26.8 million as of December 31, 2014. The cash includes restricted deposits of $7.9 million. The Company generated $2.4 million from operating cash flow during the fourth quarter of 2015. For the year, the Company generated a positive operating cash flow of $1.5 million.
Camtek will host a conference call today, February 11, 2016, at 9:00 am ET.
Rafi Amit, Chairman and CEO, and Moshe Eisenberg, CFO, 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 9:00 am Eastern Time
Israel: 03 918 0644 at 4:00 pm Israel Time
International: +972 3 918 0644
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.
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