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Rudolph Technologies Reports 2019 First Quarter Earnings

  • First quarter revenue and earnings at high end of guidance
  • Gross profit margin improves on strong software revenue
Monday, May 6, 2019 4:05 pm EDT

Public Company Information:

NYSE:
RTEC

WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RTEC), a leading provider of semiconductor process control systems, lithography equipment, as well as process control and yield management software for wafer fabs and advanced packaging facilities, today announced financial results for the 2019 first quarter.

2019 First Quarter Highlights

  • Revenue of $60.9 million, near the high end of guidance, aided by 6% higher advanced packaging inspection systems revenue.
  • GAAP earnings of $0.24 per share were above the high end of Company guidance.
  • New product traction gained:
    • Multiple shipments of Dragonfly™ G2 systems combining 50% faster 2D inspection, faster and more accurate 3D metrology, and patented Clearfind™ Technology on a single high performance platform.
    • Backlog for new NovusEdge™ unpatterned wafer macro inspection systems has grown to $20 million for deliveries in the second half of 2019 and the first half of 2020.
    • Announced the availability of next-generation JetStep ® lithography tool with sub-micron imaging, 35% throughput improvement and 20% smaller footprint over the previous generation.
  • Shipments of $15 million of process control systems and software to a major memory manufacturer transitioning high-end DRAM products to advanced packaging using copper pillar and through silicon via technology.
  • Cash and marketable securities was $170.8 million at March 31, 2019.
 

Key Financial Data for the Quarters Ended March 31, 2019,
December 31, 2018, and March 31, 2018
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 
US GAAP
  March 2019   December 2018   March 2018
Revenue $ 60,892 $ 62,780 $ 73,096
Gross profit margin 52.6 % 52.0 % 58.0 %
Operating income $ 7,608 $ 9,316 $ 17,465
Net income $ 7,576 $ 8,082 $ 15,130
Net income per diluted share $ 0.24 $ 0.26 $ 0.47
 
US NON-GAAP
March 2019 December 2018 March 2018
Revenue $ 60,892 $ 62,780 $ 73,096
Gross profit margin 52.7 % 52.1 % 58.1 %
Operating income $ 10,158 $ 10,886 $ 19,352
Net income $ 9,551 $ 9,164 $ 16,346
Net income per diluted share $ 0.31 $ 0.29 $ 0.51
 

Michael Plisinski, chief executive officer, commented, “Rudolph was able to increase our earnings per share by 7% on a non-GAAP basis underscoring the strength of our diversified business model despite slightly lower quarter-over-quarter revenue. We are pleased with the progress our new products are having in the market and we will continue to invest in areas that both strengthen our position in diversified markets as well as expand into new markets such as wafer manufacturing and lithography.”

First Quarter 2019 GAAP Financial Results
First quarter revenue totaled $60.9 million, a decrease of 3% compared with $62.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. Gross margin was 52.6% of revenues in the first quarter of 2019, an increase from 52.0% in the fourth quarter of 2018. The increase in gross margin was driven mainly by product mix.

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2019 totaled $24.4 million, compared to $23.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Operating expenses represented 40% of revenue in the 2019 first quarter compared to 37% of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018. The increase in operating expenses over the prior quarter was primarily due to an increase in spending on R&D initiatives and timing of stock-based compensation costs in the quarter.

GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2019 was $7.6 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, compared with a net income of $8.1 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, for the 2018 fourth quarter. The decrease in GAAP net income over the prior quarter was due to lower revenue and higher operating expenses offset by a lower tax rate in the quarter.

First Quarter Non-GAAP Financial Results
First quarter 2019 non-GAAP net income was $9.6 million, or $0.31 per diluted share detailed in the attached table. Fourth quarter of 2018, non-GAAP net income was $9.2 million, or $0.29 per diluted share. Non-GAAP results exclude share-based compensation expense and the amortization of intangible assets.

Outlook
The Company is currently anticipating revenue for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 to be in the range of $60 to $65 Million. The Company is also expecting diluted GAAP net income per share to be in the range of $0.18 to $0.25 and non-GAAP net income per diluted share to be in the range of $0.23 to $0.30.

Conference Call
Rudolph Technologies will discuss its 2019 first quarter results on a conference call it is hosting today at 4:30 PM EDT. To participate in the call, please dial (800) 263-0877 (Domestic) or +1 (720) 543-0197 (International), reference confirmation code 3189484 at least five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A live webcast will also be available on the Company’s website at www.rudolphtech.com.

To listen to the live webcast, please go to the website at least fifteen (15) minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. There will be a replay of the conference call available from 7:30 p.m. ET on May 6 until 7:30 p.m. ET on May 13, 2019. To access the replay, please dial (888) 203-1112 (Domestic) or (719) 457-0820 (International) at any time during that period and use audio replay passcode 3189484.

A replay will also be available on the Company’s website at www.rudolphtech.com.

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Company has provided in this release non-GAAP financial information including non-GAAP gross profit, operating income, net income, and net income per diluted share, as a supplement to the condensed consolidated financial statements, which are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing the Company’s financial results to assess operational performance. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing its performance and when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. Further, the Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they allow for greater transparency with respect to key financial metrics that the Company uses in making operating decisions and because the Company believes that investors and analysts use them to help assess the health of its business and for comparison to other companies. Non-GAAP results are presented for supplemental informational purposes only for understanding the Company’s operating results. The non-GAAP information should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

The financial statements provided with this release include a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to those measures reported in accordance with GAAP.

The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures, used in this press release, reflect adjustments based on the following items:

Share-based compensation expense. These expenses relate to employee restricted stock units and employee stock options. The Company excludes stock-based compensation expense from its non-GAAP measures primarily because such expenses are non-cash expenses that the Company does not believe are reflective of ongoing operating results.

Amortization of intangibles. The Company incurs expenses for the amortization of intangible assets acquired in acquisitions. The Company excludes these items because these expenses are not reflective of ongoing operating results in the period incurred. These amounts arise from the Company’s prior acquisitions and have no direct correlation to the operation of the Company’s core business.

Net tax provision (benefit) adjustments. This line item represents the income tax effects of the non-GAAP items.

About Rudolph Technologies
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. is a leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of defect inspection, lithography, process control metrology, and process control software used by semiconductor and advanced packaging device manufacturers worldwide. Rudolph delivers comprehensive solutions throughout the fab with its families of proprietary products that provide critical yield-enhancing information, enabling microelectronic device manufacturers to drive down costs and time to market of their devices. Headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Rudolph supports its customers with a worldwide sales and service organization. Additional information can be found on the Company’s website at www.rudolphtech.com.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”) which include Rudolph’s business momentum and future growth; the benefit to customers of Rudolph’s products and customer service; Rudolph’s ability to both deliver products and services consistent with our customers’ demands and expectations and strengthen its market position; Rudolph’s expectations regarding the semiconductor market outlook; Rudolph’s second quarter 2019 financial outlook; as well as other matters that are not purely historical data. Rudolph wishes to take advantage of the “safe harbor” provided for by the Act and cautions that actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of various factors, including risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Rudolph’s control. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to leverage its resources to improve its position in its core markets; its ability to weather difficult economic environments; its ability to open new market opportunities and target high-margin markets; the strength/weakness of the back-end and/or front-end semiconductor market segments; and fluctuations in customer capital spending. Additional information and considerations regarding the risks faced by Rudolph are available in Rudolph’s Form 10-K report for the year ended December 31, 2018 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As the forward-looking statements are based on Rudolph’s current expectations, the Company cannot guarantee any related future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Rudolph does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

     

RUDOLPH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands) - (Unaudited)

 

March 31,
2019

December 31,
2018

  (Audited)
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities $ 170,770 $ 175,072
Accounts receivable, net 66,357 64,194
Inventories 103,989 96,820
Prepaid and other assets   15,004   14,821
Total current assets 356,120 350,907
Net property, plant and equipment 18,599 18,874
Intangibles, net 29,556 29,943
Other assets   32,035   18,316
Total assets $ 436,310 $ 418,040
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 26,391 $ 30,681
Other current liabilities   17,801   14,310
Total current liabilities 44,192 44,991
Other non-current liabilities   22,256   11,161
Total liabilities 66,448 56,152
Stockholders’ equity   369,862   361,888
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 436,310 $ 418,040
 
 

RUDOLPH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts) - (Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
March 31,   December 31,   March 31,
2019 2018 2018
Revenue $ 60,892 $ 62,780 $ 73,096
Cost of revenue   28,873   30,112   30,675
Gross profit   32,019   32,668   42,421
Operating expenses:

Research and development

12,718 12,224 11,783

Selling, general and administrative

11,306 10,741 12,793
Amortization   387   387   380

Total operating expenses

  24,411   23,352   24,956
Operating income 7,608 9,316 17,465
Interest income, net (806 ) (732 ) (391 )
Other (income) expense, net   (381 )   34   182
Income before income taxes 8,795 10,014 17,674
Provision for income taxes   1,219   1,932   2,544
Net income $ 7,576 $ 8,082 $ 15,130
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.25 $ 0.26 $ 0.48
Diluted $ 0.24 $ 0.26 $ 0.47
Weighted average shares

outstanding:

Basic 30,916 31,268 31,662
Diluted 31,266 31,645 32,317
 
 

RUDOLPH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL SUMMARY
(In thousands, except percentage and per share amounts) - (Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
March 31,

2019

  December 31,

2018

  March 31,

2018

Revenue $ 60,892 $ 62,780 $ 73,096
Gross profit $ 32,082 $ 32,704 $ 42,482

Gross margin as percentage of revenue

52.7 % 52.1 % 58.1 %
Operating expenses $ 21,924 $ 21,818 $ 23,130
Operating income $ 10,158 $ 10,886 $ 19,352

Operating margin as a percentage of revenue

16.7 % 17.3 % 26.5 %
Net income $ 9,551 $ 9,164 $ 16,346
Net income per diluted share $ 0.31 $ 0.29 $ 0.51
 
 

RECONCILIATION OF U.S. GAAP GROSS PROFIT,
OPERATING EXPENSES AND OPERATING INCOME TO NON-GAAP
GROSS PROFIT, OPERATING EXPENSES AND OPERATING INCOME
(In thousands, except percentages) - (Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended

March 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

March 31,
2018

U.S. GAAP gross profit $ 32,019 $ 32,668 $ 42,421
Pre-tax non-GAAP items:

Share-based compensation expense

  63   36   61
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 32,082 $ 32,704 $ 42,482

U.S. GAAP gross margin as a percentage of revenue

52.6 % 52.0 % 58.0 %

Non-GAAP gross margin as a percentage of revenue

52.7 % 52.1 % 58.1 %
U.S. GAAP operating expenses $ 24,411 $ 23,352 $ 24,956
Pre-tax non-GAAP items:
Amortization of intangibles 387 387 380

Share-based compensation expense

  2,100   1,147   1,446
Non-GAAP operating expenses   21,924   21,818   23,130
Non-GAAP operating income $ 10,158 $ 10,886 $ 19,352

GAAP operating margin as a percentage of revenue

12.5 % 14.8 % 23.9 %

Non-GAAP operating margin as a percentage of revenue

16.7 % 17.3 % 26.5 %
 
 

RUDOLPH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF U.S. GAAP NET INCOME TO
NON-GAAP NET INCOME
(In thousands, except share and per share data) - (Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended

March 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

March 31,
2018

U.S. GAAP net income $ 7,576 $ 8,082 $ 15,130
Pre-tax non-GAAP items
Amortization of intangibles 387 387 380

Share-based compensation expense

2,163 1,183 1,507
Net tax benefit adjustments   (575 )   (488 )   (671 )
Non-GAAP net income $ 9,551 $ 9,164 $ 16,346

Non-GAAP net income per diluted share

$ 0.31 $ 0.29 $ 0.51
 
       

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - RECONCILIATION OF SECOND QUARTER 2019
GAAP TO NON-GAAP GUIDANCE (net of tax)

 
Low High
Estimated GAAP net income per diluted share $ 0.18 $ 0.25
Estimated non-GAAP items:
Share-based compensation expense 0.04 0.04
Amortization of intangibles   0.01   0.01
Estimated non-GAAP net income per diluted share $ 0.23 $ 0.30
 

Contact:

Investors:
Michael Sheaffer
Senior Director, Corp. Communications
978.253.6273
Mike.Sheaffer@rudolphtech.com

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