This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Photronics Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB), a worldwide leader in supplying innovative imaging technology solutions for the global electronics industry, today reported financial results for the fiscal 2013 first quarter ended January 27, 2013.

Constantine (“Deno”) Macricostas, Photronics' chairman and chief executive officer commented, “As anticipated, the soft demand environment for integrated circuit (IC) photomasks continued into our seasonally slow first fiscal quarter. Flat panel display (FPD) photomask demand gained strength during the quarter resulting in sales of $99.8 million, which was at the high end of our guidance range. On the bottom line, we achieved EPS of $0.04 per diluted share, exceeding our guidance range.

“High-end flat panel display (FPD) photomask sales increased 49% sequentially as leading edge customers renewed investment in new designs,” continued Macricostas. “High-end IC sales declined $5.7 million sequentially but high-end orders began to strengthen late in the quarter. In total our high-end sales were flat, sequentially. Our focus on maintaining a lean and flexible operating model enabled us to deliver solid earnings for the first quarter.”

Sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 were $99.8 million, a decrease of 11% compared with $112.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Sales of semiconductor photomasks were $74.4 million, or 75% of revenues, during the first quarter of fiscal 2013, and sales of flat panel display (FPD) photomasks were $25.4 million, or 25% of revenues.

GAAP and non-GAAP net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was $2.3 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared with the first quarter of fiscal 2012 GAAP net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. of $4.3 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, and non-GAAP net income of $5.3 million, or $0.09 per diluted share. First quarter fiscal 2012 non-GAAP net income excludes a $1.1 million charge related to the previously announced Singapore restructuring and $0.1 million impact of warrants.

1 of 5

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,080.14 +21.45 0.12%
S&P 500 2,117.69 +4.76 0.23%
NASDAQ 5,092.0850 +36.0220 0.71%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs