SOURCE: Cimetrix Inc.

Cimetrix Inc.

November 12, 2013 17:30 ET

Cimetrix Announces Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Slow Quarter for Semiconductor Industry Leads to Quarterly Loss

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 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 its third quarter and nine months that ended September 30, 2013 as follows:

Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results

  • Software revenue was $1,034,000, down 11% from Q3 2012 and down 16% from Q2 2013
  • Services revenue was $55,000, down 62% from Q3 2012 and down 35% from Q2 2013
  • Total revenue was $1,089,000, down 17% % from Q3 2012 and down 17% from Q2 2013
  • Net loss was ($90,000)
  • Loss from operations was ($152,000), compared to income of $3,000 in Q3 2012

Nine Month 2013 Financial Results

  • Software revenue was $3,616,000, down 2% from the first nine months of 2012
  • Services revenue was $190,000, down 69% from the first nine months of 2012
  • Total revenue was $3,806,000, down 12% from the first nine months of 2012
  • Net income for the first nine months of 2013 was $1,328,000, which included a one-time benefit of $1,366,000 associated with the recording of the Company's deferred tax asset compared to $48,000 net income in the first nine months of 2012
  • Loss from operations was ($112,000), compared to income of $53,000 in the first nine months of 2012

Third Quarter 2013 Highlights

  • Connectivity Design Wins at Major OEMs. During the third quarter, the Company received a new design win for SECSConnect™ software from a major disk drive manufacturer, and two wins for CIMConnect™ software.
  • New Cimetrix EDA/Interface A Connectivity Software. The Company delivered the next generation software to develop connectivity that complies with SEMI EDA/Interface A standards. The new product, CIMPortalPlus, is based upon the award-winning CIMPortal software, and offers semiconductor equipment manufacturers the features they need to support the latest revisions to the Interface A Standards, while reducing the time and effort required to develop equipment models.
  • New WTWRI (Wait Time Waste Reference Implementation) Application Delivered to SEMATECH. The WTWRI application processes data collected from production equipment and automatically calculates the values of the standard Time Elements. Factory industrial engineers can use this application to quantify active and waiting times for production material, identify areas of waste, and see how to improve equipment throughput and factory cycle time. While this application is initially intended for semiconductor manufacturing, it could be used in many other industries.

Management's Comments
Commenting about the third quarter, Bob Reback, president and chief executive officer of Cimetrix stated, "At the beginning of 2013, many industry analysts predicted a down year, with an upturn in the semiconductor equipment industry starting in the third quarter. While we were hoping that timing would hold true, we found that many of our customers were experiencing delays in orders from the fabs, and the result was that we did not get the new designs and runtime licenses we forecasted. We operate in a cyclical industry, and that is why we are prepared for periods when there is a lag in the industry.

"On the positive side for this quarter, we completed a major upgrade of CIMPortal, our EDA/Interface A connectivity software. CIMPortal Plus delivers new features and capabilities to give chip makers the capability to determine when and how much data to collect, making equipment data collection much more efficient. The launch of CIMPortal Plus reinforces our leadership in software for Interface A. In addition, we continue to leverage our close collaboration with SEMATECH and leading chip makers as we invest in R&D projects for new product opportunities."

Fourth Quarter 2013 Outlook

Our customers have reported an increase in machine shipments in the fourth quarter, which has given us a strong start to the quarter, plus we expect to close a number of significant new design wins that slipped out of the third quarter that will lead to healthy SDK revenue. Cimetrix believes we will return to profitability in Q4, and all indications are this up cycle will continue into 2014.

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, GEM 300, 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 CIMPortalPlus. The added value of Cimetrix passionate Support and Professional Services delivers an outstanding solution for precision equipment companies worldwide.

Cimetrix is an active member in both Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), including the SEMI PV Group, and SEMATECH.

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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 revenue 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 timing and degree of adoption of Interface A by the semiconductor industry, 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, which include CODE, CIMConnect, CIM300 and CIMPortal product families, 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 filings on Form 10-K and 10-Q, which further detail such risk factors.

    September 30, 2013     December 31,  
ASSETS   (Unaudited)     2012  
Current assets:                
  Cash   $ 1,013,000     $ 1,027,000  
  Accounts receivable, net     503,000       642,000  
  Inventories     6,000       16,000  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     88,000       102,000  
  Deferred tax asset - current portion     136,000       -  
  Total current assets     1,746,000       1,787,000  
Property and equipment, net     54,000       81,000  
Goodwill     64,000       64,000  
Deferred tax asset - long-term portion     1,288,000       -  
Other assets     6,000       20,000  
  Total assets   $ 3,158,000     $ 1,952,000  
Current liabilities:                
  Accounts payable   $ 54,000     $ 49,000  
  Accrued expenses     81,000       230,000  
  Deferred revenue     343,000       338,000  
  Total current liabilities     478,000       617,000  
  Total liabilities     478,000       617,000  
Commitments and contingencies                
Stockholders' equity:                
  Common stock; $.0001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 45,042,006 and 45,567,006 shares issued, respectively     4,000       4,000  
  Additional paid-in capital     33,747,000       33,683,000  
  Treasury stock, 25,000 shares at cost     (49,000 )     (49,000 )
  Accumulated deficit     (31,022,000 )     (32,303,000 )
  Total stockholders' equity     2,680,000       1,335,000  
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 3,158,000     $ 1,952,000  
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30,   September 30,
    2013     2012   2013     2012
  New software licenses   $ 810,000     $ 890,000   $ 2,887,000     $ 2,964,000
  Software license updates and product support     224,000       278,000     729,000       736,000
    Total software revenues     1,034,000       1,168,000     3,616,000       3,700,000
  Professional services     55,000       146,000     190,000       619,000
    Total revenues     1,089,000       1,314,000     3,806,000       4,319,000
Operating costs and expenses:                            
  Cost of revenues     495,000       504,000     1,636,000       1,817,000
  Sales and marketing     211,000       226,000     709,000       736,000
  Research and development     268,000       296,000     665,000       746,000
  General and administrative     251,000       268,000     858,000       919,000
  Depreciation and amortization     16,000       17,000     50,000       48,000
  Total operating costs and expenses     1,241,000       1,311,000     3,918,000       4,266,000
Income (loss) from operations     (152,000 )     3,000     (112,000 )     53,000
Other income (expenses):                            
  Interest income     -       1,000     1,000       1,000
  Gain on sale of property and equipment     2,000       -     2,000       -
  Interest expense     -       -     -       -
  Other income     1,000       -     8,000       -
  Total other income (expenses), net     3,000       1,000     11,000       1,000
Income (loss) before income taxes     (149,000 )     4,000     (101,000 )     54,000
Provision for income taxes (benefit)     (59,000 )     -     (1,429,000 )     6,000
Net income (loss)   $ (90,000 )   $ 4,000   $ 1,328,000     $ 48,000
Net income (loss) per common share:                            
  Basic   $ (0.00 )   $ 0.00   $ 0.03     $ 0.00
  Diluted   $ (0.00 )   $ 0.00   $ 0.03     $ 0.00
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:                            
  Basic     45,227,000       45,727,000     45,499,000       45,716,000
  Diluted     45,227,000       46,458,000     46,124,000       46,418,000