SOURCE: Cimetrix Inc.

Cimetrix Inc.

May 13, 2013 17:30 ET

Cimetrix Announces First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Eight Design Wins Contribute to 8% Increase in Software Revenue From Prior Quarter

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - May 13, 2013) -  Cimetrix Incorporated (OTCQB: CMXX) (, a leading provider of factory automation and equipment control software solutions for the global semiconductor, photovoltaic, LED, and other electronics industries, today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2013.

First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

  • Total software revenue increased 8% to $1,349,000 compared to $1,252,000 in the fourth quarter of 2012, and increased 11% compared to $1,210,000 in first quarter of 2012
  • Net income for the quarter was $29,000, up $9,000 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012 and up $14,000 compared to the first quarter of 2012 for 15 consecutive quarters of profitability
  • New software license revenue, comprised of software development kits (SDKs) and the ongoing runtime licenses for each machine shipped with Cimetrix software, was up 14%, to $1,115,000 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012, and up 15% compared to the first quarter of 2012
  • Services revenue fell 26% to $50,000 compared to $68,000 in the previous quarter and down 87% from the first quarter of 2012 services revenue of $378,000, in line with the Company's strategy shift from turnkey solutions to training and coaching
  • Eight new design wins that will contribute to long term revenue

Management Comments

"We see evidence of the beginning of an up cycle in the semiconductor industry. We see improved outlook from industry analysts and the SEMI book-to-bill reports. In addition, we had a very strong quarter of SDK revenue as a result of eight new design wins, which shows that OEMs are ready to design new semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The SDK revenue enabled us to achieve an increase in new software license revenue on a sequential quarter basis and maintain profitability," stated Bob Reback, president and chief executive officer. "Each design win should result in a long term revenue stream when our customers complete the integration and begin shipping machines using Cimetrix software products, which typically takes six to eighteen months."

Mr. Reback continued, "It is always hard to predict orders associated with new design wins, and we also do not expect to be able to repeat that performance next quarter. However, new design wins are a key element that is the first step in building long term revenue streams."

"Cimetrix is continuing to execute our strategy of gaining market share, investing in new product developments, and maintaining profitability during down cycles, which positions the company for growth and increased profitability during up cycles. We are maintaining our leadership in the semiconductor, PV, and HB-LED industries while investing in R&D for new product families that address larger adjacent markets, ultimately leading to greater long-term growth."

First Quarter 2013 Highlights

  • Eight (8) new customer design wins. The Company was awarded eight new design wins for its SDKs by a wide range of customers in North America and Europe. The customers are developing equipment for semiconductor wafer fabrication, backend semiconductor equipment, and HB-LED production equipment. These wins are expected to provide new runtime license revenue beginning in 2014 and continuing for many years.
  • Strengthening relationships with Services Partners. The Company strengthened its relationships with its global network of software integrators that are able to assist Cimetrix customers in the use of Cimetrix products. Cimetrix has relationships with integration partners in Europe, North America and Asia to provide local systems integration services, which enables Cimetrix to focus its resources on product development activities.
  • Continuing R&D for new product opportunities. Cimetrix has significant expertise in building software products for very demanding capital equipment in the world's most integrated and automated factories. The Company believes there are numerous opportunities to leverage this expertise to build new products for both its current customer base as well as much larger markets. As part of the Company's R&D strategy, it continues to work closely with industry leaders and ISMI (International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative). The Company initiated a new project with ISMI intended to demonstrate critical capability to ISMI member companies, which has the potential to lead to new products.

Second Quarter 2013 Outlook

The capital equipment markets for the PV and LED industries remain extremely low and we have no visibility yet into when these markets will improve. All indications are that semiconductor machine shipments will continue to increase during the second quarter of 2013, which should provide increased runtime license revenue for Cimetrix that we hope will offset the expected decline in SDK revenue. If the large chip makers proceed with their stated capital spending plans, then this industry up cycle of semiconductor machine shipments should continue increasing on a sequential quarter basis for the remainder of 2013.

About Cimetrix Incorporated
Cimetrix (OTCQB: CMXX) develops and supports factory automation software products for the global semiconductor, photovoltaic, LED, and other electronics industries. Cimetrix factory connectivity software allows for rapid and reliable implementation of the SEMI SECS/GEM, GEM300, PV2, and EDA standards. Our flexible equipment control framework software is the latest technology that enables equipment suppliers to design and implement their supervisory control, material handling, operator interface, platform and process control, and automation requirements of manufacturing facilities. Cimetrix products can be found in virtually every 300mm semiconductor factory worldwide and include CIMControlFramework™, CIMConnect™, CIM300™, and CIMPortal™. The added value of Cimetrix passionate Support and Professional Services delivers an outstanding solution for precision equipment companies worldwide.

Cimetrix is an active member of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), including the SEMI PV Group, and participates in various International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI/SEMATECH) programs.

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Safe Harbor Statement:

The matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements about the Company's prospects for future growth and results of operations are forward-looking statements. The comments made by the Company's senior management in regards to future prospects and results are based on current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that may adversely affect expected results including but not limited to recovery of the economic markets into which the Company sells products, increased capital expenditures by semiconductor chip manufacturers, market acceptance of the Company's products, the ability of the Company to control its costs associated with providing products and services, the mix between products and services (which generally have higher associated costs of revenue) provided by the Company, the competitive position of the Company and its products, the economic climate in the markets in which the Company's products are sold, technological improvements, and other risks discussed more fully in filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of these factors are beyond the control of the Company. Reference is made to the Company's most recent filing on Form 10-K, which further details such risk factors.

    March 31, 2013     December 31,  
ASSETS   (Unaudited)     2012  
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 1,036,000     $ 1,027,000  
  Accounts receivable, net     656,000       642,000  
  Inventories     11,000       16,000  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     97,000       102,000  
  Total current assets     1,800,000       1,787,000  
Property and equipment, net     82,000       81,000  
Goodwill     64,000       64,000  
Other assets     15,000       20,000  
    $ 1,961,000     $ 1,952,000  
Current liabilities:                
  Accounts payable   $ 46,000     $ 49,000  
  Accrued expenses     156,000       230,000  
  Deferred revenue     382,000       338,000  
  Total current liabilities     584,000       617,000  
  Total liabilities     584,000       617,000  
Commitments and contingencies                
Stockholders' equity:                
  Common stock; $.0001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 45,467,006 and 45,567,006 shares issued, respectively     4,000       4,000  
  Additional paid-in capital     33,705,000       33,683,000  
  Treasury stock, 25,000 shares at cost     (49,000 )     (49,000 )
  Accumulated deficit     (32,283,000 )     (32,303,000 )
  Total stockholders' equity     1,377,000       1,335,000  
    $ 1,961,000     $ 1,952,000  
    Three Months Ended
    March 31,
    2013   2012
  New software licenses   $ 1,115,000   $ 968,000
  Software license updates and product support     234,000     242,000
    Total software revenues     1,349,000     1,210,000
  Professional services     50,000     378,000
    Total revenues     1,399,000     1,588,000
Operating costs and expenses:            
  Cost of revenues     583,000     744,000
  Sales and marketing     266,000     271,000
  Research and development     191,000     218,000
  General and administrative     315,000     323,000
  Depreciation and amortization     17,000     15,000
  Total operating costs and expenses     1,372,000     1,571,000
Income from operations     27,000     17,000
  Other income (expenses):            
    Other income     3,000     -
    Total other expenses, net     3,000     -
Income before income taxes     30,000     17,000
Provision for income taxes     1,000     2,000
Net income   $ 29,000   $ 15,000
Net income per common share:            
  Basic   $ 0.00   $ 0.00
  Diluted   $ 0.00   $ 0.00
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:            
  Basic     45,746,000     45,698,000
  Diluted     46,373,000     45,763,000