Orbotech Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results

ORBOTECH LTD. (NASDAQ/GSM SYMBOL: ORBK) today announced its consolidated financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2012.

Revenues for the third quarter of 2012 totaled $98.9 million, compared to $101.3 million in the second quarter of 2012 and $144.4 million recorded in the third quarter of 2011. GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2012 was $45.7 million, or $1.05 per share, compared to GAAP net loss of $0.8 million, or $0.02 per share in the second quarter of 2012 and GAAP net income of $14.7 million, or $0.34 per share (diluted), in the third quarter of 2011.

GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2012 reflects: (a) a non-cash impairment charge of $30.0 million, or $0.69 per share, relating to intangible assets allocated to the Company’s flat panel display (“ FPD”) business, following the assessment and testing of the value of those assets in light of the changed FPD industry and business conditions; (b) a write-down of inventories and a provision for open commitments in the amount of $14.3 million, or $0.33 per share, relating primarily to components for the Company’s FPD products, which takes into consideration the Company’s current inventory levels and its assessment as to anticipated future demand for its FPD products; and (c) $1.7 million of costs in connection with the ongoing Korean litigation, which are recorded in general and administrative expenses.

Revenues for the first nine months of 2012 totaled $300.4 million, compared to $432.0 million recorded in the first nine months of 2011. GAAP net loss for the first nine months of 2012 was $44.8 million, or $1.03 per share, compared to GAAP net income of $44.8 million, or $1.13 per share (diluted), in the first nine months of 2011.

Non-GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2012 was $12.3 million, or $0.28 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $18.6 million, or $0.42 per share (diluted), in the third quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP net loss for the first nine months of 2012 was $1.7 million, or $0.04 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $55.7 million, or $1.40 per share (diluted), in the first nine months of 2011. A reconciliation of each of the Company’s non-GAAP measures to the comparable GAAP measure is included at the end of this press release.

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