Stratasys Reports Strong Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

Fonte Gad Comunicação 11/03/2013 às 20h

· In First Post-Merger Report Company Issues Fiscal 2013 Revenue Guidance of $430 to $445 million

São Paulo, 11 de março de 2013 – (BUSINESS WIRE) Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012, the first quarter of combined results for Stratasys, Inc. and Objet Ltd. following the December 1, 2012 completion of their merger.

Financial Results Summary (Pro Forma Combined Basis):

· Revenue of $96.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 represents a 23% increase over the $78.3 million recorded for the same period last year.

· Non-GAAP Net Income of $16.3 million for the fourth quarter, or $0.40 per share, represents a 40% increase over the $11.7 million, or $0.30 per share, reported for the same period last year.

· GAAP Net Income for the fourth quarter was a loss of $3.5 million, or ($0.09) per share, versus a loss of $6.3 million, or ($0.17) per share, for the same period last year.

· Revenue of $359.0 million for fiscal 2012 represents a 30% increase over the $277.0 million reported for same period last year.

· Non-GAAP Net Income of $59.6 million for fiscal 2012, or $1.49 per share, represents a 60% increase over the $37.2 million, or $0.94 per share, recorded for the same period last year.

· GAAP Net Income for fiscal 2012 was a loss of $21.6 million, or ($0.58) per share, versus a loss of $30.9 million, or ($0.84) per share, for the same period last year.

· Non-GAAP Gross Margins improved to 58.0% from 56.5% in fiscal 2012, and improved to 57.8% from 56.9% in the fourth quarter over prior year periods.

· GAAP Gross Margins improved to 45.7% from 40.8% in fiscal 2012, and improved to 46.1% from 42.9% in the fourth quarter over prior year periods.

· The Company has shipped 29,816 systems worldwide as of December 31, 2012.

· Fiscal 2012 year-end system backlog totaled $28.6 million.

"Our financial results reflect the strong demand for our products driven by the rapidly growing interest in additive manufacturing worldwide, as more companies are recognizing how our technology can reshape the way their products are designed and manufactured," said David Reis, chief executive officer of Stratasys. "Our results and strong year-end backlog are made more impressive when you consider the significant amount of resources committed during the period to complete our game-changing merger, which included the initiation of an integration plan for our worldwide sales, marketing and service organization and their related support infrastructure. We are very pleased with our first financial results as a combined company."

Following completion of the merger between Stratasys, Inc. and Objet Ltd., the Company benefits from a global network of more than 260 resellers and independent sales agents that sell Stratasys products and services worldwide. In this connection, the Company has initiated a comprehensive integration plan, which includes a cross-training program to enable its reseller and sales agent network to market and sell the combined product and service portfolio. The Company expects to conclude the cross-training process within 18 months, yielding a more capable reseller network.

The Company spent a net amount of $33.3 million, or 9.3% of its 2012 revenue, on research and development on a pro forma non-GAAP basis and $36.9 million, or 10.3% on a pro forma GAAP basis. The Company's ongoing combined R&D investments yielded a number of product introductions in the fourth quarter, including:

· Launch of the Objet1000 — the world's most effective large-format 3D printer for industrial scale prototypes.

· Launch of the Scholar — an accessible and highly affordable PolyJet 3D printer package for academia.

· Introduction of black color ULTEM 9085 — a high-performance thermoplastic, for use in its FDM 3D printing process.

· Introduction of new rigid black PolyJet material and 16 new rigid/rubber-like composites — bringing availability of PolyJet materials to more than 120.

In 2013, the Company will continue significant investment in its R&D efforts, focusing on further developing its proprietary technologies, enhancing its AM systems, and developing new systems and materials in order to broaden its product offerings.

"Stratasys has significantly expanded its sales reach, and now maintains a combined sales and marketing infrastructure that is unmatched within the industry," said Scott Crump, chairman and chief innovation officer of Stratasys. "We have initiated the process of cross-selling our portfolio of complementary additive manufacturing solutions through our channel worldwide. In addition, we are focused on improving our existing platforms and developing new products that meet the needs of our customers. We expect these channel and product initiatives will provide more opportunities to sell our products going forward."

Financial Guidance

Stratasys provided the following financial guidance for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013:

· Revenue guidance of $430 million to $445 million.

· Non-GAAP earnings guidance of $1.80 to $1.95 per share.

· GAAP earnings guidance of a ($0.41) to ($0.16) per share loss.

Non-GAAP earnings guidance excludes $60.5 million of projected amortization of intangible assets; $20.5 million to $23.0 million of share-based compensation expense; and $7.2 million to $8.8 million in merger-related expenses. The Company expects to record significant one-time integration expenses as a result of infrastructure alignment and brand unification.

Revenue growth is expected to be relatively stronger in the second half of the year as the Company progresses through its integration plan and revenue synergies from selling the combined product portfolio ramp as more resellers are cross-trained to sell the complementary product line. Guidance assumes that the merger integration plan will be a major focus in 2013, and that the Company will make significant investments to fund growth, including incremental sales, marketing and R&D expenses.

Appropriate reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures are provided in a table at the end of this press release. The table provides itemized detail of the non-GAAP financial measures.

"The fourth quarter represents the beginning of a new chapter for our combined companies as the merger of Stratasys, Inc. and Objet Ltd. has created an industry leader within the additive manufacturing industry. We are focused on expanding applications and driving adoption, and we believe that the new Stratasys is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the rapidly growing demand for our products worldwide. We believe that we have only begun to recognize the potential within our industry, and we are excited about 2013 in view of the merger and the many new opportunities we see developing this year and beyond," Reis concluded.

(Financial tables follow)

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information included or incorporated by reference in this press may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements are often characterized by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue," "believe," "should," "intend," "project" or other similar words, but are not the only way these statements are identified. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the Company's objectives, plans and strategies, statements that contain projections of results of operations or of financial condition and all statements (other than statements of historical facts) that address activities, events or developments that the Company intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on assumptions and assessments made by its management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. Important factors that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements include, among other things: the Company's ability to efficiently and successfully integrate the operations of Stratasys, Inc. and Objet Ltd. after their merger; the overall global economic environment; the impact of competition and new technologies; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates; projected capital expenditures and liquidity; changes in the Company's strategy; government regulations and approvals; changes in customers' budgeting priorities; litigation and regulatory proceedings; and those factors referred to under "Risk Factors", "Information on the Company", "Operating and Financial Review and Prospects", and generally in the Company's annual report for 2012 to be filed on Form 20-F and in other reports that the Company files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made in the Company's SEC reports, which are designed to advise interested parties of the risks and factors that may affect its business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects. Any forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Discussion Disclosure

The information discussed within this release includes financial results and projections that are in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP). In addition, certain non-GAAP financial measures have been provided that exclude certain charges, expenses and income. The non-GAAP measures should be read in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures and should be considered in addition to, and not as an alternative or substitute for, the measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures are provided in an effort to provide information that investors may deem relevant to evaluate results from the Company's core business operations and to compare the Company's performance with prior periods. The non-GAAP financial measures primarily identify and exclude certain discrete items, such as transaction-related expenses, amortization expenses and expenses associated with share-based compensation required under ASC 718. The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for evaluating comparable financial performance against prior periods.

This release is available on the Stratasys web site at www.stratasys.com

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS) is the corporate entity formed in 2012 by the merger of 3D printing companies Stratasys Inc. and Objet Ltd., based in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel. The Company manufactures 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. Its patented FDM® and PolyJet® processes produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include affordable desktop 3D printers for idea development, a range of systems for prototyping, and large production systems for direct digital manufacturing. Since June 2012, the Company's range of over 130 3D printing materials is the widest in the industry and includes in excess of 120 proprietary inkjet-based photopolymer materials and 10 proprietary FDM-based thermoplastic materials. Stratasys also manufactures Solidscape 3D Printers and operates the RedEye On Demand digital-manufacturing service. The Company has more than 1100 employees, holds more than 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.comor http://blog.stratasys.com/ www.objet.comor http://blog.objet.com.

Stratasys Ltd.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2011

2012

2011

2012

2011

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Net sales

Products

$

59,461

$

36,203

$

179,762

$

127,476

Services

11,690

7,369

35,482

28,418

71,151

43,572

215,244

155,894

Cost of sales

Products

32,138

17,792

86,742

61,545

Services

6,175

2,916

18,591

11,945

38,313

20,708

105,333

73,490

Gross profit

32,838

22,864

109,911

82,404

Operating expenses

Research and development, net

7,083

3,672

19,659

14,360

Selling, general and administrative

30,764

10,300

73,130

39,038

37,847

13,972

92,789

53,398

Operating income (loss)

(5,009

)

8,892

17,122

29,006

Other income (expense)

871

(187

)

1,388

2,346

Income (loss) before income taxes

(4,138

)

8,705

18,510

31,352

Income taxes (benefit)

(239

)

2,919

9,687

10,726

Net income (loss)

$

(3,899

)

$

5,786

$

8,823

$

20,626

Net income attributable to non-controlling interest

$

332

$

-

$

332

$

-

Net income (loss) attributable to Stratasys Ltd.

$

(4,231

)

$

5,786

$

8,491

$

20,626

Net income (loss) per ordinary share attributable to Stratasys Ltd.

Basic

$

(0.16

)

$

0.27

$

0.37

$

0.98

Diluted

(0.16

)

0.27

0.36

0.95

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding

Basic

27,261

21,207

22,812

21,133

Diluted

27,261

21,588

23,776

21,653

Stratasys Ltd.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

December 31,

2012

2011

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

133,826

$

20,092

Short-term bank deposits

20,063

-

Restricted deposits

929

-

Short-term investments

-

14,602

Accounts receivable:

Trade, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $654 at December 31, 2012 and $1,089 at December 31, 2011

64,678

24,642

Other

22,934

1,589

Inventories

67,995

22,771

Net investment in sales-type leases, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $301 at December 31, 2012 and $230 at December 31, 2011

5,134

3,295

Prepaid expenses

2,751

3,259

Deferred income taxes

4,968

2,973

Total current assets

323,278

93,223

Property, plant and equipment, net

62,070

39,669

Other assets

Goodwill

822,475

25,394

Other intangible assets, net

510,372

25,295

Net investment in sales-type leases

7,872

5,495

Long-term investments

1,634

32,581

Amounts funded in respect of employees rights upon retirement

2,628

-

Other non-current assets

1,184

113

Total other assets

1,346,165

88,878

Total assets

$

1,731,513

$

221,770

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

$

35,235

$

8,541

Other current liabilities

40,179

10,827

Deferred tax liabilities

945

-

Unearned revenues

18,068

9,769

Total current liabilities

94,427

29,137

Non-current liabilities

Employee rights upon retirement

4,188

-

Deferred tax liabilities

54,693

6,760

Unearned revenues - long-term

3,181

2,562

Other non-current liabilities

2,868

-

Total liabilities

159,357

38,459

Commitments and contingencies

Equity

Ordinary shares, NIS 0.01 nominal value, authorized 60,000 shares; 38,372 and 21,246 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively

101

55

Additional paid-in capital

1,459,294

79,343

Retained earnings

112,503

104,012

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(238

)

(99

)

Equity attributable to Stratasys Ltd.

1,571,660

183,311

Non-controlling interest

496

-

Total equity

1,572,156

183,311

Total liabilities and equity

$

1,731,513

$

221,770

Note: Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period balances to conform to current period presentation.

Stratasys Ltd.

Reconciliation of Pro Forma GAAP to Pro Forma Non-GAAP Results of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended December 31, 2012

Three Months Ended December 31, 2011

Pro Forma

Pro Forma

Pro Forma

Pro Forma

GAAP

Non-GAAP

GAAP

Non-GAAP

(unaudited)

Adjustments*

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Adjustments*

(unaudited)

Net sales

Products

$

81,651

$

-

$

81,651

$

66,512

$

-

$

66,512

Services

14,711

-

14,711

11,778

-

11,778

96,362

-

96,362

78,290

-

78,290

Cost of sales

Products

41,641

(10,936

)

30,705

38,039

(10,519

)

27,520

Services

10,329

(397

)

9,932

6,656

(438

)

6,218

51,970

(11,333

)

40,637

44,695

(10,957

)

33,738

Gross profit

44,392

11,333

55,725

33,595

10,957

44,552

Operating expenses

Research and development, net

10,210

(988

)

9,222

8,241

(879

)

7,362

Selling, general and administrative

38,200

(10,059

)

28,141

29,166

(7,399

)

21,767

48,410

(11,047

)

37,363

37,407

(8,278

)

29,129

Operating income (loss)

(4,018

)

22,380

18,362

(3,812

)

19,235

15,423

Other income (expense)

1,408

-

1,408

(77

)

-

(77

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

(2,610

)

22,380

19,770

(3,889

)

19,235

15,346

Income taxes

747

2,606

3,353

2,408

1,285

3,693

Net income (loss)

$

(3,357

)

$

19,774

$

16,417

$

(6,297

)

$

17,950

$

11,653

Net income attributable to non-controlling interest

$

158

$

-

$

158

$

-

$

-

$

-

Net income (loss) attributable to Stratasys Ltd.

$

(3,515

)

$

19,774

$

16,259

$

(6,297

)

$

17,950

$

11,653

Net income (loss) per ordinary share attributable to Stratasys Ltd.

Basic

$

(0.09

)

$

0.43

$

(0.17

)

$

0.32

Diluted

(0.09

)

0.40

(0.17

)

0.30

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding

Basic

37,557

37,557

36,652

36,652

Diluted

37,557

40,327

36,652

39,480

The Company considers these non-GAAP measures to be indicative of its core operating results and facilitates a comparison of operating results across reporting periods. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures when evaluating its financial results as well as for internal planning and forecasting purposes, however these measures should not be viewed as a substitute for the Company's GAAP results.

* Refer to the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Adjustments" herein for further information regarding adjustments.

Stratasys Ltd.

Reconciliation of Pro Forma GAAP to Pro Forma Non-GAAP Results of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)

Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2012

Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2011

Pro Forma

Pro Forma

Pro Forma

Non-GAAP

Pro Forma

Non-GAAP

(unaudited)

Adjustments*

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Adjustments*

(unaudited)

Net sales

Products

$

306,043

$

-

$

306,043

$

233,235

$

-

$

233,235

Services

53,011

-

53,011

43,755

-

43,755

359,054

-

359,054

276,990

-

276,990

Cost of sales

Products

158,828

(42,964

)

115,864

137,556

(41,826

)

95,730

Services

36,303

(1,475

)

34,828

26,395

(1,504

)

24,891

195,131

(44,439

)

150,692

163,951

(43,330

)

120,621

Gross profit

163,923

44,439

208,362

113,039

43,330

156,369

Operating expenses

Research and development, net

36,923

(3,597

)

33,326

31,934

(3,005

)

28,929

Selling, general and administrative

141,232

(40,354

)

100,878

104,928

(28,287

)

76,641

178,155

(43,951

)

134,204

136,862

(31,292

)

105,570

Operating income (loss)

(14,232

)

88,390

74,158

(23,823

)

74,622

50,799

Other income (expense)

2,124

-

2,124

1,118

(1,831

)

(713

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

(12,108

)

88,390

76,282

(22,705

)

72,791

50,086

Income taxes

9,407

7,225

16,632

8,148

4,768

12,916

Net income (loss)

$

(21,515

)

$

81,165

$

59,650

$

(30,853

)

$

68,023

$

37,170

Net income attributable to non-controlling interest

$

62

$

-

$

62

$

-

$

-

$

-

Net income (loss) attributable to Stratasys Ltd.

$

(21,577

)

$

81,165

$

59,588

$

(30,853

)

$

68,023

$

37,170

Net income (loss) per ordinary share attributable to Stratasys Ltd.

Basic

$

(0.58

)

$

1.61

$

(0.84

)

$

1.02

Diluted

(0.58

)

1.49

(0.84

)

0.94

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding

Basic

36,987

36,987

36,577

36,577

Diluted

36,987

39,970

36,577

39,656

The Company considers these non-GAAP measures to be indicative of its core operating results and facilitates a comparison of operating results across reporting periods. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures when evaluating its financial results as well as for internal planning and forecasting purposes, however these measures should not be viewed as a substitute for the Company's GAAP results.

* Refer to the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Adjustments" herein for further information regarding adjustments.

Stratasys Ltd.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Adjustments

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Cost of sales, products

Objet intangible assets amortization expense

(9,824

)

(9,824

)

(39,294

)

(39,294

)

Solidscape intangible assets amortization expense

(436

)

(436

)

(1,744

)

(1,163

)

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

(361

)

(259

)

(1,190

)

(808

)

Merger related expense

(194

)

-

(265

)

-

Expense related to the revaluation of Solidscape, Inc. and Fasotech Co., Ltd inventory at acquisition

(121

)

-

(471

)

(561

)

(10,936

)

(10,519

)

(42,964

)

(41,826

)

Cost of sales, services

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

(397

)