SOURCE: Cascade Microtech

Cascade Microtech

February 09, 2015 16:05 ET

Cascade Microtech Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual 2014 Results

Record Annual Revenue of $136.0 Million; Record Quarterly Revenue of $36.6 Million; Record Annual Income From Operations of $13.3 Million; Record Quarterly Income From Operations of $4.1 Million; Record Quarterly Bookings of $46.4 Million

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwired - Feb 9, 2015) - Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.

Financial Summary

Results for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 were as follows:

  • Total revenue of $36.6 million, compared to $32.7 million for Q3 2014 and $34.0 million for Q4 2013. 
    • Systems revenue of $21.4 million, an increase of $2.7 million, or 14.3%, over Q3 2014, and a decrease of $2.8 million, or 11.7%, from Q4 2013. 
    • Probes revenue of $15.2 million, an increase of $1.2 million, or 8.3%, over Q3 2014, and an increase of $5.4 million, or 54.6%, over Q4 2013.
    • Q4 2014 represents record revenue overall and for our Probes segment. 
  • Gross margin of 53.4%, consistent with 53.5% in Q3 2014 and up from 45.5% in Q4 2013. 
    • Systems gross margin of 48.1%, up from 43.7% in Q3 2014 and 42.3% in Q4 2013.
    • Probes gross margin of 60.8%, down from 66.5% in Q3 2014 and up from 53.3% in Q4 2013.
  • Income from operations of $4.1 million, an increase of $0.5 million, or 14.6%, over Q3 2014, and an increase of $1.9 million, or 87.8%, over Q4 2013.
    • Q4 2014 operating income includes net restructuring and acquisition-related expenses of $1.2 million, compared to credits of $0.3 million in Q3 2014, and expenses of $0.9 million in Q4 2013. 
    • Q4 2014 sets a new record for income from operations. 
  • GAAP net income of $4.3 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $2.2 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for Q3 2014, and $8.8 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, for Q4 2013.
    • Q4 2014 includes an income tax benefit of $0.4 million, compared to an expense of $1.2 million for Q3 2014, and a benefit of $6.6 million for Q4 2013. 
  • Non-GAAP net income of $0.26 per diluted share, compared to $0.15 per diluted share for Q3 2014, and $0.21 per diluted share for Q4 2013. 
    • Q4 2014 sets a new record for non-GAAP earnings per share.
  • Depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation expenses totaled $2.1 million, compared to $2.2 million for Q3 2014, and $2.1 million for Q4 2013. 
  • Adjusted EBITDAS of $7.5 million, compared to $5.5 million for Q3 2014, and $5.2 million for Q3 2014.
    • Q4 2014 sets a new record for adjusted EBITDAS.
  • Total cash and investments of $39.8 million, an increase of $8.4 million over Q3 2014.
  • Book-to-bill ratio of 1.27 to 1.

Results for the year ended December 31, 2014 were as follows:

  • Total revenue of $136.0 million, compared to $120.0 million for 2013. 
    • Systems revenue of $82.8 million, an increase of $3.6 million, or 4.6%, over 2013. 
    • Probes revenue of $53.2 million, an increase of $12.4 million, or 30.4%, over 2013.
    • 2014 represents record revenue overall and for each of our segments.
  • Gross margin of 51.7%, up from 45.6% in 2013.
    • 2014 sets a new record for gross margin.
  • Income from operations of $13.3 million, an increase of $6.0 million, or 81.2%, over 2013.
    • 2014 operating income includes net restructuring and acquisition-related expenses of $0.7 million, compared to $1.6 million in 2013.
    • 2014 sets a new record for income from operations.
  • GAAP net income of $9.9 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, compared to $13.4 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, for 2013. 
    • 2014 includes income tax expense of $2.7 million, compared to a benefit of $6.3 million for 2013. 
  • Non-GAAP net income of $11.2 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, compared to $9.3 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, for 2013.
  • Depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation expenses of $8.8 million, compared to $6.8 million for 2013. 
  • Adjusted EBITDAS of $22.8 million, compared to $15.8 million for 2013.
  • Annual book-to-bill ratio of 1.07 to 1.

"Cascade Microtech achieved a major milestone in the fourth quarter of 2014 as adjusted EBITDAS exceeded our Success Model goal of 20% of revenue. Quarterly records were also set for revenue, income from operations, and non-GAAP earnings per share. Cash and investments grew over $8 million in the quarter and we posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.27 as each of our segments were above a 1.0," said Michael Burger, President and CEO. "On an annual basis, records were set for revenue, gross margins, income from operations, non-GAAP net income and adjusted EBITDAS. Cash and investments grew $17 million throughout the year. With a strong close to 2014 and increased backlog, we are well positioned to take advantage of our markets in 2015. Throughout 2015, you'll see continued emphasis on new product development as our major probes customers have asked us to help leverage new technology to meet their next generation solutions. Cascade Microtech's R&D investments in new products will help expand our markets and maintain our technology leadership position. Even with this increased investment, we expect to financially outperform our 2014 results and grow faster than the markets we serve." 

Financial Outlook

For the first quarter of 2015 we are projecting revenue in the range of $32.0 million to $35.0 million, with diluted GAAP earnings per share in the range of $0.04 to $0.10, and non-GAAP earnings per share in the range of $0.07 to $0.13. Our guidance assumes a quarterly increase research and development expenses of $0.4 million to $0.6 million, a tax rate of 33%, consistent foreign currency exchange rates and no significant one-time charges.

We will host a conference call beginning at 5:00 p.m. EST (2:00 p.m. PST) on Monday, February 9, 2015, to discuss our results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.

A simultaneous audio cast of the conference call may be accessed online from the investor relations page of www.cascademicrotech.com/investors. If you are interested in participating in the call, the live dial-in number is 866-510-0712, or international 617-597-5380, participant Passcode: 48040708. A replay will be available after 9:00 p.m. EST at the same internet address. (For a telephone replay available after 9:00 p.m. EST, dial: 888-286-8010, international: 617-801-6888, Passcode: 70888425).

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this release regarding attainment of the Success Model, our expectations relating to new product investments, financial results and positioning in our markets in 2015, and statements under "Financial Outlook" regarding projected revenue, GAAP earnings per share, and non-GAAP earnings per share and assumptions supporting those projections, and other statements identified by terminology such as "will," "should," "expects," "estimates," "predicts," and "continue" or other derivations of these or other comparable terms are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business based in part on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including: changes in demand for the Company's products; changes in product mix; potential delays and other factors affecting the timing of new product introductions; the timing of shipments and customer orders; constraints on supplies of components; excess or shortage of production capacity; potential failure of expected market opportunities to materialize; changes in foreign exchange rates; our ability or delay in integrating acquired businesses; and other risks discussed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Company's earnings release contains Non-GAAP financial measures, which are defined below and reconciled to GAAP financial measures in a table later in this release:

  • Non-GAAP net income is defined as GAAP net income before certain items (adjustments) such as restructuring, facility move and project costs, acquisition-related expenses, the amortization of intangibles and discrete tax items that we believe are either not representative of our ongoing operating performance or effect the comparability of results over time. Non-GAAP net income should not be construed as a substitute for net income as defined by GAAP. However, we regard non-GAAP net income as a complement to GAAP net income in assessing our financial performance over time and in the future.  

  • Adjusted EBITDAS is defined as income from continuing operations before depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation and certain other items (adjustments) such as restructuring, facility move and project costs, and acquisition-related expenses that we believe are not representative of our ongoing operating performance. Adjusted EBITDAS should not be construed as a substitute for net income from continuing operations or net cash provided by (used in) operating activities (all as determined in accordance with GAAP) for the purpose of analyzing our operating performance, financial position and cash flows, as adjusted EBITDAS is not defined by GAAP. However, we regard adjusted EBITDAS as a complement to net income from continuing operations and other GAAP financial performance measures, by including an indirect measure of operating cash flow.

About Cascade Microtech, Inc.

Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD) is a worldwide leader in precision contact, electrical measurement and test of integrated circuits (ICs), optical devices and other small structures. For technology businesses and scientific institutions that need to evaluate small structures, Cascade Microtech delivers access to electrical data from wafers, ICs, IC packages, circuit boards and modules, MEMS, 3D TSV, LED devices and more. Cascade Microtech's leading-edge stations, probes, probe cards, advanced thermal subsystems and integrated systems deliver precision accuracy and superior performance both in the lab and during production manufacturing of high-speed and high-density semiconductor chips. For more information, visit www.cascademicrotech.com.

   
CASCADE MICROTECH, INC.  
AND SUBSIDIARIES  
               
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations  
(in thousands, except per share data)  
(unaudited)  
                             
                             
  Three Months Ended              
  December 31,     September 30,     December 31,     Year Ended December 31,  
  2014     2014     2013     2014     2013  
                                       
Revenue(1) $ 36,593     $ 32,749     $ 34,035     $ 136,022     $ 120,010  
Cost of sales(1)   17,058       15,229       18,547       65,708       65,286  
Gross profit   19,535       17,520       15,488       70,314       54,724  
                                       
Operating expenses:                                      
  Research and development   3,598       3,554       3,061       13,821       10,961  
  Selling, general and administrative   11,797       10,352       10,223       43,209       36,430  
    15,395       13,906       13,284       57,030       47,391  
                                       
Income from operations   4,140       3,614       2,204       13,284       7,333  
                                       
Other income (expense):                                      
  Interest income, net   4       16       4       29       44  
  Other, net   (289 )     (235 )     (27 )     (649 )     (296 )
    (285 )     (219 )     (23 )     (620 )     (252 )
                                       
Income before income taxes   3,855       3,395       2,181       12,664       7,081  
                                       
Income tax expense (benefit)   (448 )     1,188       (6,621 )     2,734       (6,337 )
                                       
Net income $ 4,303     $ 2,207     $ 8,802     $ 9,930     $ 13,418  
                                       
Net income per share:                                      
  Basic $ 0.26     $ 0.13     $ 0.54     $ 0.61     $ 0.91  
  Diluted $ 0.25     $ 0.13     $ 0.53     $ 0.59     $ 0.89  
                                       
Shares used in computing net income per share:                                      
  Basic   16,435       16,357       16,173       16,323       14,792  
  Diluted   16,955       16,851       16,634       16,828       15,150  
                                       
 
(1) Reflects a reduction of previously reported revenue and cost of sales of $0.1 million, $0.5 million and $0.7 million, respectively, for the quarters ended March 31, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2014, for the elimination of certain intercompany sales and cost of sales from our consolidated results. The correction had no impact on reported gross profit, income from operations, net income or net income per share.
   
   
   
CASCADE MICROTECH, INC.  
AND SUBSIDIARIES  
           
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets  
(in thousands)  
(unaudited)  
           
           
  December 31,     December 31,  
Assets 2014     2013  
               
Current assets:              
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 38,107     $ 17,172  
  Marketable securities   1,626       4,278  
  Restricted cash   61       1,082  
  Accounts receivable, net   20,763       26,520  
  Inventories   24,642       24,884  
  Deferred income taxes   3,027       2,268  
  Prepaid expenses and other   4,454       2,147  
    Total current assets   92,680       78,351  
               
Fixed assets, net   8,100       6,403  
Goodwill   12,823       14,471  
Purchased intangible assets, net   12,572       16,937  
Deferred income taxes   1,262       1,235  
Other assets   944       1,114  
               
  $ 128,381     $ 118,511  
               
               
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity              
               
Current liabilities:              
  Accounts payable $ 7,505     $ 7,229  
  Deferred revenue   2,070       2,555  
  Accrued liabilities   9,505       8,859  
      Total current liabilities   19,080       18,643  
               
Deferred revenue   329       548  
Other long-term liabilities   1,511       2,119  
               
    Total liabilities   20,920       21,310  
               
Shareholders' equity:              
  Common stock   111,645       108,070  
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (3,127 )     118  
  Accumulated deficit   (1,057 )     (10,987 )
               
    Total shareholders' equity   107,461       97,201  
               
  $ 128,381     $ 118,511  
   
   
   
CASCADE MICROTECH, INC.  
AND SUBSIDIARIES  
               
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures  
(in thousands, except per share amounts)  
(unaudited)  
                               
                               
    Three Months Ended              
    December 31,     September 30,     December 31,     Year Ended December 31,  
Non-GAAP Net Income   2014     2014     2013     2014     2013  
GAAP net income   $ 4,303     $ 2,207     $ 8,802     $ 9,930     $ 13,418  
                                         
Adjustments to net income:                                        
  Restructuring     1,178       (191 )     115       1,236       227  
  Acquisition and acquisition related     -       (100 )     779       (557 )     1,406  
  Amortization of intangibles     694       752       787       3,011       1,522  
  Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments     (509 )     (161 )     (168 )     (1,170 )     (285 )
  Discrete tax items     (1,246 )     -       (6,840 )     (1,246 )     (6,967 )
Non-GAAP net income   $ 4,420     $ 2,507     $ 3,475     $ 11,204     $ 9,321  
                                         
GAAP net income per diluted share   $ 0.25     $ 0.13     $ 0.53     $ 0.59     $ 0.89  
Non-GAAP net income per diluted share   $ 0.26     $ 0.15     $ 0.21     $ 0.67     $ 0.62  
                                         
Shares used in diluted share calculations     16,955       16,851       16,634       16,828       15,150  
                                         
                                         
    Three Months Ended              
    December 31,     September 30,     December 31,     Year Ended December 31,  
EBITDAS and Adjusted EBITDAS   2014     2014     2013     2014     2013  
GAAP Income from operations   $ 4,140     $ 3,614     $ 2,204     $ 13,284     $ 7,333  
                                         
Adjustments:                                        
  Depreciation     883       824       874       3,335       3,661  
  Amortization of intangibles     694       752       787       3,011       1,522  
  Stock-based compensation     564       648       399       2,482       1,614  
EBITDAS     6,281       5,838       4,264       22,112       14,130  
                                         
Adjustments:                                        
  Restructuring     1,178       (191 )     115       1,236       227  
  Acquisition and acquisition related     -       (100 )     779       (557 )     1,406  
Adjusted EBITDAS   $ 7,459     $ 5,547     $ 5,158     $ 22,791     $ 15,763  
                                         
                                         
    Three Months Ending March 31, 2015                  
    Low Range Guidance           High Range Guidance                  
Forward-looking non-GAAP net income                                        
GAAP net income   $ 750             $ 1,750                  
Adjustments:                                        
  Amortization of intangibles     700               700                  
  Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments     (231 )             (231 )                
Non-GAAP net income   $ 1,219             $ 2,219                  
                                         
GAAP net income per diluted share   $ 0.04             $ 0.10                  
Non-GAAP net income per diluted share   $ 0.07             $ 0.13                  
                                         
Shares used in diluted share calculations     17,050               17,050                  
                                         

Contact Information

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

    Jeff A. Killian
    Cascade Microtech, Inc.
    (503) 601-1280