Nova Announces 2013 Second Quarter Results

Jul 30, 2013, 16:05 ET from Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd.

REHOVOT, Israel, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (Nasdaq: NVMI), provider of leading edge stand alone metrology and the market leader of integrated metrology solutions to the semiconductor process control market, today reported its 2013 second quarter results.

Highlights for the Second Quarter of 2013

  • Quarterly revenues of $28.1 million
  • Blended gross margin of 55%
  • GAAP Net income of $2.8 million, or $0.10 per diluted share
  • Non-GAAP Net income of $3.8 million, or $0.14 per diluted share
  • Positive cash flow from operations of $3.5 million

Management Comments

"We are pleased to report revenues for the second quarter near the high end of our guidance range," said Gabi Seligsohn, President and CEO of Nova. "This strong performance, combined with a slightly more favorable revenue mix than we expected, also enabled us to exceed the high end of our earnings guidance."

"Our strong position in the foundry segment continues to be reflected in our results, as several customers ramp up 28nm capacity, continuing the demand for both stand-alone and integrated metrology tools for this process node. In turn, we are able to continue to invest in breakthrough technology such as the new NovaMARS 6.0 modeling engine which we introduced during the second quarter, while also generating positive operating cash flow. During the second quarter, we increased our cash position to $98 million."

Addressing the business outlook, Mr. Eitan Oppenheim, President and CEO-elect said, "We expect demand for both stand-alone and integrated systems from our broad base of foundry customers to continue during the second half of 2013, mainly for production in 28nm, and possibly 20nm late in the year. We also expect to ship systems for 20nm pilot lines and 16/14nm R&D lines. In addition, we will continue to take advantage of upgrade opportunities, while also collaborating on advanced process control development with leading customers and OEMs. During the second half of 2013, our focus will be on preparing for the 20nm ramp up and the next expansion phase in memory, increasing the adoption of our stand-alone metrology tools for advanced 3D processes, and continuing our strategic software development and expansion initiatives. We will also be leveraging our initial success to further penetrate the 3D interconnect market."

Nova will discuss the results, along with its outlook and guidance for the third quarter of 2013, on a conference call today, July 30, 2013, beginning at 5:00 pm ET. The call will be webcast live from a link on Nova's website at http://ir.novameasuring.com.

Nova will also conduct a conference call in Hebrew on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 11:00 am Israel Time.

2013 Second Quarter Results

Total revenues for the second quarter of 2013 were $28.1 million, an increase of 4% relative to the second quarter of 2012, and an increase of 3% relative to the first quarter of 2013.

Gross margin for the second quarter of 2013 was 55%, compared with 54% in the second quarter of 2012 and 54% in the first quarter of 2013.

Operating expenses in the second quarter of 2013 were $12.0 million, compared with $9.9 million in the second quarter of 2012 and $11.8 million in the first quarter of 2013.

On a GAAP basis, the company reported net income of $2.8 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2013. This compares to a net income of $3.7 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2012, and a net income of $2.4 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013.

On a Non-GAAP basis, which excludes deferred income tax adjustments, stock based compensation expenses and loss or income related to equipment and inventory damage, the company reported net income of $3.8 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2013. This compares to a net income of $5.4 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2012, and a net income of $3.6 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013.

Total cash reserves at the end of the second quarter of 2013 were $97.6 million.

Conference call details

To attend the conference call today, July 30, 2013, at 5:00 pm ET, please dial in the US: 1 877 280 1254; or internationally +972 3 763 0145 or +1 646 254 3361.

To attend the conference call in Hebrew, on July 31, 2013, at 11:00 am Israel Time, please dial +972 3 918 0609.

Nova's financial results conference call on July 30, 2013 will be webcast live from a link on Nova's website at http://ir.novameasuring.com, together with a presentation to accompany the conference call.

Replays of both the English and Hebrew conference calls will be available from the same link.

About Nova: Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. develops, produces and markets advanced integrated and stand alone metrology solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Nova is traded on the NASDAQ & TASE under the symbol NVMI. The Company's website is: www.novameasuring.com.

This press release provides financial measures that exclude non-cash charges for stock-based compensation, loss or income related to equipment and inventory damage as well as deferred income taxes adjustments 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 Nova's performance because they reflect our operational results and enhances management's and investors' ability to evaluate Nova's performance before charges or benefits considered by management to be outside Nova's ongoing operating results.

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 believes that it is in the best interest of its investors to provide financial information that will facilitate comparison of both historical and future results and allows greater transparency to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making. A reconciliation of each GAAP to non-GAAP financial measure discussed in this press release is contained in the accompanying financial tables.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 relating to future events or our future performance, such as statements regarding trends, demand for our products, expected deliveries, transaction, expected revenues, operating results, earnings and profitability. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward looking statements. These risks and other factors include but are not limited to:  our dependency on two product lines; the highly cyclical nature of the markets we target; our inability to reduce spending during a slowdown in the semiconductor industry; our ability to respond effectively on a timely basis to rapid technological changes; our dependency on PEM; risks related to exclusivity obligations and non-limited liability that may be included in our commercial agreements and arrangements; cyber security risks; risks related to open source technologies; our ability to retain our competitive position despite the ongoing consolidation in our industry; risks related to our dependence on a single manufacturing facility; risks related to our lease agreements; our ability to expand our manufacturing capacity or marketing efforts to support our future growth; risks related to quarterly fluctuations in our operating results; risks related to the extremely competitive market we are operation in; our dependency on a small number of large customers and small number of suppliers; our dependency on our key employees; risks related to changes in our order backlog; risks related to the financial, political and environmental instabilities in Asia; risks related to our intellectual property; changes in customer demands for our products; new product offerings from our competitors; changes in or an inability to execute our business strategy; unanticipated manufacturing or supply problems; changes in tax requirements; changes in customer demand for our products; risks related to currency fluctuations and risks related to our operations in Israel. We cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. The matters discussed in this press release also involve risks and uncertainties summarized under the heading "Risk Factors" in Nova's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 11, 2013. These factors are updated from time to time through the filing of reports and registration statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

Company Contact:

Investor Relations Contacts:

Dror David, Chief Financial Officer

Ehud Helft / Kenny Green

Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd.

CCG Investor Relations

Tel: +972-73-229-5833

Tel: +1-646-201-9246

E-mail: info@novameasuring.com

E-mail: nova@ccgisrael.com

www.novameasuring.com

 

NOVA MEASURING INSTRUMENTS LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(U.S. dollars in thousands)

As of June 30,

As of December 31,

2013

2012

CURRENT ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents

17,799

15,963

Short-term interest-bearing bank deposits

79,371

75,039

Trade accounts receivable

19,717

17,362

Inventories

16,205

17,827

Deferred income tax assets

528

1,850

Other current assets

2,518

2,549

136,138

130,590

LONG-TERM ASSETS

Long-term interest-bearing bank deposits

405

405

Other long-term assets

419

516

Severance pay funds

1,819

1,873

2,643

2,794

FIXED ASSETS, NET

9,607

8,660

TOTAL ASSETS

148,388

142,044

CURRENT LIABILITIES

Trade accounts payable

10,601

10,819

Deferred income

2,634

4,775

Other current liabilities

9,194

8,444

22,429

24,038

LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

Liability for employee severance pay

2,805

2,806

Deferred income

568

159

Other long-term liability

266

270

3,639

3,235

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

122,320

114,771

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

148,388

142,044

 

NOVA MEASURING INSTRUMENTS LTD.

QUARTERLY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 (U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three months ended

June 30, 2013

March 31, 2013

June 30, 2012

REVENUES

Products

22,419

22,341

22,070

Services

5,705

5,084

4,980

28,124

27,425

27,050

COST OF REVENUES

Products

9,342

9,079

9,150

Services

3,449

3,580

3,324

12,791

12,659

12,474

GROSS PROFIT

15,333

14,766

14,576

OPERATING EXPENSES

Research and Development expenses, net

7,567

7,499

5,893

Sales and Marketing expenses

2,968

3,224

3,048

General and Administration expenses

1,472

1,119

972

12,007

11,842

9,913

OPERATING PROFIT

3,326

2,924

4,663

INTEREST INCOME, NET

246

130

339

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

3,572

3,054

5,002

    INCOME TAXES EXPENSES

769

659

1,278

NET INCOME FOR THE PERIOD

2,803

2,395

3,724

Net income per share:

     Basic

0.10

0.09

0.14

     Diluted

0.10

0.09

0.14

Shares used for calculation of net income per share

     Basic

27,121

26,854

26,610

     Diluted

27,419

27,261

27,299

 

 

 

NOVA MEASURING INSTRUMENTS LTD.

YEAR TO DATE CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Six months ended

June 30, 2013

June 30, 2012

REVENUES

Product

44,760

40,837

Services

10,789

8,815

55,549

49,652

COST OF REVENUES

Product sales

18,421

16,345

Services

7,029

6,153

25,450

22,498

GROSS PROFIT

30,099

27,154

OPERATING EXPENSES

Research and Development expenses, net

15,066

11,474

Sales and Marketing expenses

6,192

5,929

General and Administration expenses

2,591

1,814

23,849

19,217

OPERATING PROFIT

6,250

7,937

    INTEREST INCOME, NET

376

748

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

6,626

8,685

    INCOME TAX  EXPENSES

1,428

2,224

NET INCOME FOR THE PERIOD

5,198

6,461

Net income per share:

     Basic

0.19

0.24

     Diluted

0.19

0.24

Shares used for calculation of net income per share:

     Basic

26,988

26,575

     Diluted       

27,278

27,269

 

 

NOVA MEASURING INSTRUMENTS LTD.

QUARTERLY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(U.S. dollars in thousands)

Three months ended

June 30,

2013

March 31,

2013

June 30,

2012

CASH FLOW – OPERATING ACTIVITIES

  Net income for the period

2,803

2,395

3,724

  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash       provided by operating activities:

        Depreciation and amortization

846

824

577

        Loss related to inventory damage

148

-

-

        Amortization of deferred stock-based compensation

624

585

409

        Increase (decrease) in liability for employee             termination benefits, net

66

(11)

(41)

        Deferred income taxes

713

609

1,241

        Decrease (increase) in trade accounts receivables

(712)

(1,643)

971

        Decrease (increase) in inventories

583

(560)

(3,282)

        Decrease (increase) in other current and long term             Assets

841

(720)

(122)

        Increase (decrease) in trade accounts payables and             other long-term liabilities

(147)

(75)

1,170

        Increase (decrease) in other current liabilities

(504)

1,344

(375)

        Increase (decrease) in short and long term deferred             income

(1,793)

61

212

Net cash provided by operating activities

3,468

2,809

4,484

CASH FLOW – INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES

Decrease (increase) in short-term interest-bearing

bank deposits

(6,317)

1,985

(10,150)

Proceeds from short-term held to maturity securities

-

-

87

Proceeds from insurance claim

219

-

-

Additions to fixed assets

(1,042)

(342)

(679)

Net cash provided by (used in) investment           activities

(7,140)

1,643

(10,742)

CASH FLOW – FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Shares issued under employee share-based plans

599

457

72

Net cash provided by financing activities

599

457

72

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash             equivalents

(3,073)

4,909

(6,186)

Cash and cash equivalents – beginning of period

20,872

15,963

26,594

Cash and cash equivalents – end of period

17,799

20,872

20,408

 

 

NOVA MEASURING INSTRUMENTS LTD.

YEAR TO DATE CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(U.S. dollars in thousands)

Six months ended

June 30, 2013

June 30, 2012

CASH FLOW – OPERATING ACTIVITIES

  Net income for the period

5,198

6,461

  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating     activities:

      Depreciation and amortization

1,670

1,154

      Loss related to equipment and inventory damage

148

-

      Amortization of deferred stock-based compensation

1,209

829

      Increase (decrease) in liability for employee termination benefits, net

55

(51)

      Deferred income taxes

1,322

2,151

      Increase in trade accounts receivables

(2,355)

(4,118)

      Decrease (increase) in inventories

23

(6,886)

      Decrease (increase) in other current and long term assets

121

(653)

      Increase (decrease) in trade accounts payables and other long term           liabilities

(222)

4,907

      Increase (decrease) in other current liabilities

840

(616)

      Increase (decrease) in short and long term deferred income

(1,732)

1,372

  Net cash provided by operating activities

6,277

4,550

CASH FLOW – INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES

Increase in short-term interest-bearing bank deposits

(4,332)

(1,782)

Proceeds from short-term held to maturity securities

-

33

Proceeds from insurance claim

219

-

Additions to fixed assets

(1,384)

(1,252)

Net cash used in investment activities

(5,497)

(3,001)

CASH FLOW – FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Shares issued under employee share-based plans

1,056

143

Net cash provided by financing activities

1,056

143

Increase in cash and cash equivalents

1,836

1,692

Cash and cash equivalents – beginning of period

15,963

18,716

Cash and cash equivalents – end of period

17,799

20,408

 

DISCLOSURE OF NON-GAAP NET INCOME

(U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three months ended

June 30,

March 31,

June 30,

2013

2013

2012

GAAP Net income for the period

2,803

2,395

3,724

Non-GAAP Adjustments:

Stock based compensation expenses

624

585

409

Income taxes expenses

713

609

1,241

Income from insurance claim

(509)

-

-

Loss related to equipment and inventory damage

148

-

-

Non-GAAP Net income for the period

3,779

3,589

5,374

Non-GAAP Net income per share:

     Basic

0.14

0.13

0.20

     Diluted

0.14

0.13

0.20

Shares used for calculation of Non-GAAP net income per share:

     Basic

27,121

26,859

26,610

     Diluted

27,419

27,261

27,299

Six months ended

June 30,

June 30,

2013

2012

GAAP Net income for the period

5,198

6,461

Non-GAAP Adjustments:

Stock based compensation expenses

1,209

829

Deferred income taxes expenses

1,322

2,151

Income from insurance claim

(509)

-

Loss related to equipment and inventory damage

148

-

Non-GAAP Net income for the period

7,368

9,441

Non-GAAP Net income per share:

     Basic

0.27

0.36

     Diluted

0.27

0.35

Shares used for calculation of Non-GAAP net income per share:

     Basic

26,988

26,575

     Diluted

27,278

27,269

 

SOURCE Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd.



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