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MKS Instruments Reports Q2 2013 Financial Results

ANDOVER, Mass., July 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MKS Instruments, Inc. (Nasdaq:MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity; today reports second quarter 2013 financial results.

  GAAP Results Non-GAAP Results
Net revenues ($ millions) $157 $157
Operating margin 6.6% 6.6%
Net income ($ millions) $7.3 $7.3
Diluted EPS $0.14 $0.14

Second Quarter Financial Results

Sales were $157 million, an increase of 11% from $142 million in the first quarter, and a decrease of 12% from $177 million in the second quarter of 2012.

Second quarter net income was $7.3 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared to net income of $5.8 million, or $0.11 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2013, and $18.6 million, or $0.35 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2012.

Non-GAAP net earnings, which exclude special items, were $7.3 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared to $3.9 million, or $0.07 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2013, and $18.9 million, or $0.36 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP net earnings in the second quarter exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets as well as $0.2 million in restructuring charges and an insurance reimbursement of $1.1 million related to a litigation settlement in the third quarter of 2012, and the related tax impact of these adjustments.

In the second quarter, the Company paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share which was paid on June 14 th and the Company also repurchased 46 thousand shares for $1.2 million at an average price of $26.24 pursuant to the share repurchase program announced in July of 2011.

Leo Berlinghieri, Chief Executive Officer, said, "The tone at the recent Semicon West tradeshow was positive regarding long-term demand in the semiconductor market, and reports are projecting that we could continue to see modest growth as the year progresses. As the global economy continues to stabilize and grow, we are optimistic about the opportunities for MKS in both semiconductor and the other advanced markets we serve.

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