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MKS Instruments Reports Q3 2013 Financial Results

ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MKS Instruments, Inc. (Nasdaq:MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity; today reports third quarter 2013 financial results.
  GAAP Results Non-GAAP Results
Net revenues ($ millions) $166 $166
Gross margin 37.4% 41.2%
Operating margin 7.4% 12.2%
Net income/Net earnings ($ millions) $2.5 $13.3
Diluted EPS $0.05 $0.25

Third Quarter Financial Results

Sales were $166 million, an increase of 6% from $157 million in the second quarter, and an increase of 18% from $141 million in the third quarter of 2012.

Third quarter net income was $2.5 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to net income of $7.3 million, or $0.14 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2013, and $2.6 million, or $0.05 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2012.

Non-GAAP net earnings, which exclude special items, were $13.3 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $7.3 million, or $0.14 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2013, and $8.4 million, or $0.16 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2012.  Non-GAAP net earnings in the third quarter of 2013 exclude certain excess and obsolete inventory charges, restructuring charges, amortization of acquired intangible assets, discrete tax adjustments, and the related tax impact of these adjustments.

In the third quarter, the Company paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share which was paid on September 13 th.

Leo Berlinghieri, Chief Executive Officer, said, "We have seen a recent acceleration in order rates, particularly from our customers in the semiconductor industry, and anticipate continued sales growth in the fourth quarter. Semiconductor industry analysts are projecting that 2014 should be a good year for the industry, driven by ongoing transitions to smaller geometries and implementation of new device technologies in support of demand for full featured mobile devices.

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