Ultratech, Inc. (NASDAQ: UTEK) a leading supplier of lithography, laser-processing and inspection systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs), today announced unaudited results for the three-month period ended September 28, 2013.
For the third quarter of fiscal 2013, Ultratech reported net sales of $29.7 million as compared to $60.5 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2012. Ultratech reported a net loss for the third quarter of 2013 of $7.8 million, or $0.28 per share, as compared to net income of $12.4 million, or $0.45 per share (diluted), for the same quarter last year.
“Despite recent reports of strengthening in the memory segment of the semiconductor market, we continue to be impacted by the pause in capital equipment spending that is occurring within the logic sector of the market,” commented Arthur W. Zafiropoulo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ultratech. “As we have indicated in the past, the markets that we serve can be volatile, and due to the size of our average unit sale, this volatility can result in significant variability of our near-term results. However, we remain confident in our longer-term view that our leading technology solutions will be key to enabling the industry to make the inevitable and necessary migration to smaller process nodes and larger wafer sizes.”
Mr. Zafiropoulo continued, “We will continue to focus on providing our customers with what we believe are the industry’s most advanced and best-in-class solutions, leveraging our leading positions in advanced packaging, laser spike annealing, wafer inspection systems and high-brightness LEDs.”At September 28, 2013, Ultratech had $300.4 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments. Working capital was $367.0 million and stockholders' equity was $14.44 per share based on 27,829,335 total shares outstanding as of September 28, 2013. Conference Call Information The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, October 17, 2013. To listen to the call, dial 877/941-1427 (toll free) or 480/629-9664 (international) 10 minutes prior to the start time. The passcode is 4642667. A live webcast will also be available on the Investor Relations section of Ultratech’s website at http://ir.ultratech.com. A replay of the call will be available on Ultratech’s website at http://ir.ultratech.com or by dialing 800/406-7325 and entering access code: 4642667. The replay will be available until October 24, 2013. Safe Harbor This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "thinks," "intends," "believes," "estimates," and similar expressions and include management’s expectation of its longer term prospects for success. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates, assumptions and projections about our business and industry, and the markets and customers we serve, and they are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Such risks and uncertainties include the timing and possible delays, deferrals and cancellations of orders by customers; quarterly revenue fluctuations; industry and sector cyclicality, instability and unpredictability; market demand for consumer devices utilizing semiconductors produced by our clients; our ability to manage costs; new product introductions, market acceptance of new products and enhanced versions of our existing products; our lengthy sales cycles, and the timing of system installations and acceptances; lengthy and costly development cycles for laser-processing and lithography technologies and applications; competition and consolidation in the markets we serve; rapid technological change; pricing pressures and product discounts; our ability to collect receivables; product concentration and lack of product revenue diversification; inventory obsolescence; general economic, financial market and political conditions and other factors outside of our control; domestic and international tax policies; cybersecurity threats in the United States and globally that could impact our industry, customers, and technologies; and other factors described in our SEC reports including our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed for the year ended December 31, 2012, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 29, 2013. Due to these and other factors, the statements, historical results and percentage relationships set forth herein are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations for any future period. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this release.