CAMTEK ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2013 RESULTS
Revenues of $18.1 million; expects sequential revenue growth of approximately 20% for the second quarter
MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel – May 20, 2013– Camtek Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: CAMT), today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.
Highlights of the First Quarter 2013
- Revenues of $18.1 million;
- Improved gross margins of 45.8% (Non GAAP); 45.4% on a GAAP basis;
- Non-GAAP operating income of $0.1 million; GAAP operating loss of $0.2 million;
- Non-GAAP net loss of $0.2 million; GAAP net loss of $0.9 million;
- Second quarter revenue guidance of $21-23 million
Roy Porat, Camtek’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased with the results of the quarter. Revenue came in above the top-end of our expectations and we feel that the bottom of the cycle is now behind us. In addition, I believe that in the coming quarters the improved expense structure implemented over the last several months and the expected recovery in our end-markets will allow us to increase our profitability.”
Concluded Mr. Porat, “We expect strong sequential improvement in the coming quarter with revenues reaching $21-23 million, representing approximately 20% growth. We also see a positive trend beyond the second quarter, driven by a cyclical recovery in our end markets.”
First Quarter 2013 Financial Results
Revenuesfor the first quarter of 2013 were $18.1 million. This is a 3% improvement from prior quarter revenues of $17.6 million and a decrease of less than 1% compared to revenues of $18.2 million in the first quarter of 2012. Revenues were slightly ahead of the Company’s formerly issued guidance range of $16-18 million for the quarter.
Gross profiton a GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $8.2 million (45.4% of revenues). This is a 36.7% improvement compared to $6.0 million (33.8% of revenues) in the prior quarter and a 7.5% improvement compared to $7.6 million (42.0% of revenues) in the first quarter of 2012.
Gross profit on a non-GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $8.3 million (45.8% of revenues). This is a 9% improvement compared to $7.6 million (42.9% of revenues) in the prior quarter and 8% improvement compared to $7.7 million (42.5% of revenues) in the first quarter of 2012.
Operating losson a GAAP basis in the quarter was $0.2 million. This is compared to an operating loss of $5.4 million in the prior quarter and operating loss of $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2012.
Operating profit on a non-GAAP basis in the quarter was $0.1 million. This is compared to an operating loss of $0.7 million in the prior quarter and operating loss of $0.9 million in the first quarter of 2012.
Net loss on a GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $0.9 million, or $0.03 per share. This is compared to a net loss of $3.3 million, or $0.11 per share in the prior quarter and a net loss of $1.4 million or $0.05 per share in the first quarter of 2012.
Net loss on a non-GAAP basis, in the quarter was $0.2 million, or $0.01 per share. This is compared to a net loss of $0.9 million, or $0.29 per share in the prior quarter and a net loss of $0.6 million or $0.02 per share in the first quarter of 2012.
Cash and cash equivalents and short-term depositsas of March 31, 2013 were $23.1 million ($17.3 million net of bank loans) compared to $26.0 million ($19.8 million net of bank loans), as of December 31, 2012. The company used $2.2 million in operating cash flow during the first quarter of 2013.
Camtek will host a conference call today, May 20, 2013, at 10:00 am ET.
Roy Porat, Chief Executive Officer and Moshe Eisenberg, Chief Financial Officer, 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.co.il/ beginning 24 hours after the call.
ABOUT CAMTEK LTD.
Camtek Ltd. provides automated and technologically advanced solutions dedicated to enhancing production processes and increasing yields, enabling and supporting customer’s latest technologies in the Semiconductors, Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) and IC Substrates industries.
Camtek addresses the specific needs of these interconnected industries with dedicated solutions based on a wide and advanced platform of technologies including intelligent imaging, image processing, adaptive ion milling (AIM) and digital material deposition (DMD). Camtek's solutions range from micro-to-nano by applying its technologies to the industries' specific requirements.