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Photronics Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results


May 18, 2015
By Business Wire News

BROOKFIELD, Conn.

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB), a worldwide leader in supplying innovative imaging technology solutions for the global electronics industry, today reported financial results for the fiscal 2015 second quarter ended May 3, 2015.

Peter Kirlin, Photronics’ chief executive officer commented, “High-end semiconductor sales led by increased demand for memory photomasks helped us achieve revenues near the high end of our expectations for the quarter. Our strong operating leverage and improved manufacturing efficiencies enabled us to leverage our strong revenues into bottom line performance above our initial guidance range.”

Sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 were $127.3 million, a sequential increase of 3% compared with $123.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Sales for the second quarter of 2014 were $104.9 million. Sales of semiconductor photomasks were $103.8 million, or 82% of revenues, during the second quarter of fiscal 2015, and sales of flat panel display (FPD) photomasks were $23.5 million, or 18% of revenues.

GAAP and non-GAAP net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 was $10.1 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, which includes a benefit of $1.5 million, or $0.02 per share, relating to the reduction of a portion of a tax net operating loss valuation allowance for a foreign subsidiary that was no longer required. GAAP and non-GAAP net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 was $15.5 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, and $1.2 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, respectively. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 excluded a non-cash gain on acquisition of $16.4 million and transaction expenses of $2.0 million related to the PDMC joint venture in Taiwan.

Sales for the first six months of fiscal 2015 were $250.8 million, compared with $206.4 million for the first six months of fiscal 2014. For the first six months of fiscal 2015, sales of semiconductor photomasks were $205.3 million, or 82% of revenues, and sales of FPD photomasks were $45.5 million, or 18% of revenues. GAAP net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders for the first six months of fiscal 2015 was $13.9 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared with $17.5 million, or $0.27 per diluted share for the first six months of fiscal 2014. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders for the first six months of fiscal 2015, which excludes financing expenses of $0.9 million, was $14.8 million, or $0.22 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders for the first six months of fiscal 2014, which excludes a non-cash gain on acquisition of $16.4 million and transaction expenses of $2.5 million, was $3.6 million, or $0.06 per diluted share.

The section below entitled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” provides a definition and information about the use of non-GAAP financial measures in this press release, and the attached financial supplement reconciles non-GAAP financial information with Photronics, Inc.’s financial results under GAAP.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders and non-GAAP earnings per share are “non-GAAP financial measures,” as such term is defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and may differ from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Photronics, Inc. believes that non-GAAP net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders and non-GAAP earnings per share that exclude certain non-cash or non-recurring income or expense items are useful for analysts and investors to evaluate Photronics, Inc.’s future on-going performance because they enable a more meaningful comparison of Photronics, Inc.’s projected earnings and performance with its historical results of prior periods. These non-GAAP metrics, in particular non-GAAP net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders and non-GAAP earnings per share are not intended to represent funds available for Photronics, Inc.’s discretionary use and are not intended to represent, or be used as a substitute for, operating income, net income or cash flows from operations data as measured under GAAP. The items excluded from these non-GAAP metrics, but included in the calculation of their closest GAAP equivalent, are significant components of the consolidated statements of operations and must be considered in performing a comprehensive assessment of overall financial performance. Non-GAAP financial information is adjusted for the following items:

  • Financing expenses in fiscal 2015 related to the exchange of convertible senior notes are excluded because they are not a part of ongoing operations.
  • Non-cash acquisition gain and transaction expenses in fiscal 2014 related to the joint venture, PDMC, in Taiwan are excluded because they are not part of ongoing operations.

The presentation of this financial information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The attached financial supplement reconciles non-GAAP financial information with Photronics, Inc.’s financial results under GAAP.

A conference call with investors and the media to discuss these results is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The call can be accessed by logging onto Photronics’ web site at www.photronics.com. The live dial-in number is (408) 774-4601. The call will be archived for instant replay access until the Company reports its fiscal 2015 third quarter results.

About Photronics

Photronics is a leading worldwide manufacturer of photomasks. Photomasks are high precision quartz plates that contain microscopic images of electronic circuits. A key element in the manufacture of semiconductors and flat panel displays, photomasks are used to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers and flat panel substrates during the fabrication of integrated circuits, a variety of flat panel displays and, to a lesser extent, other types of electrical and optical components. They are produced in accordance with product designs provided by customers at strategically located manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America. Additional information on the Company can be accessed at www.photronics.com

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of Photronics, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the Company). The forward-looking statements contained in this press release and other parts of Photronics’ web site involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the Company’s operations, markets, products, services, prices, and other factors. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, economic, competitive, legal, governmental, and technological factors as well as decisions we may make in the future regarding our business, capital structure and other matters. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by phrases such as “believes”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “projects”, and similar expressions. Accordingly, there is no assurance that the Company’s expectations will be realized. For a fuller discussion of the factors that may affect the Company’s operations, see “Forward Looking Statements” in the Company’s Quarterly and Annual Reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 10-Q and 10-K. The Company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements.

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PHOTRONICS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
May 3, May 4, May 3, May 4,
2015 2014 2015 2014
 
Net sales $ 127,309 $ 104,882 $ 250,814 $ 206,424
 
Costs and expenses:
 
Cost of sales (94,214 ) (82,692 ) (189,535 ) (161,352 )
 
Selling, general and administrative (12,421 ) (13,419 ) (24,365 ) (25,697 )
 
Research and development   (5,809 )   (5,939 )   (10,490 )   (10,913 )
 
Operating income 14,865 2,832 26,424 8,462
 
Gain on acquisition 16,372 16,372
 
Other expense, net   (1,457 )   (1,222 )   (2,740 )   (2,095 )
 
Income before income taxes 13,408 17,982 23,684 22,739
 
Income tax provision   (1,252 )   (2,032 )   (4,386 )   (4,747 )
 
Net income 12,156 15,950 19,298 17,992
 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (2,096 )   (410 )   (5,401 )   (459 )
 
Net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders $ 10,060   $ 15,540   $ 13,897   $ 17,533  
 
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.15   $ 0.25   $ 0.21   $ 0.29  
 
Diluted $ 0.14   $ 0.22   $ 0.21   $ 0.27  
 
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic   66,230     61,372     66,148     61,286  
 
Diluted   78,228     77,705     72,624     77,632  
 
   

PHOTRONICS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
May 3, November 2,
  2015   2014
 

Assets

 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 176,050 $ 192,929
Accounts receivable 97,634 94,515
Inventories 23,233 22,478
Other current assets   24,705   26,570
 
Total current assets 321,622 336,492
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 602,982 550,069
Investment in joint venture 93,059 93,122
Intangible assets, net 27,883 30,294
Other assets   17,648   19,206
 
$ 1,063,194 $ 1,029,183
 
 
 

Liabilities and Equity

 
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term borrowings $ 17,651 $ 10,381
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   152,595   128,736
 
Total current liabilities 170,246 139,117
 
Long-term borrowings 119,784 131,805
Other liabilities 19,181 18,767
 
Photronics, Inc. shareholders’ equity 637,706 628,050
Noncontrolling interests   116,277   111,444
Total equity   753,983   739,494
 
$ 1,063,194 $ 1,029,183
 
 

PHOTRONICS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
   
Six Months Ended
May 3, May 4,
2015 2014
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 19,298 $ 17,992
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 40,318 36,782
Changes in assets and liabilities and other (1,709 ) 1,497
Gain on acquisition       (16,372 )
 
Net cash provided by operating activities   57,907     39,899  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (67,935 ) (42,385 )
Cash from acquisition 4,508
Other   (218 )   (910 )
 
Net cash used in investing activities   (68,153 )   (38,787 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Repayments of long-term borrowings (4,751 ) (25,100 )
Payment of deferred financing fees (309 )
Proceeds from share-based arrangements 1,195 888
Other   (76 )   (543 )
 
Net cash used in financing activities   (3,632 )   (25,064 )
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (3,001 )   165  
 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (16,879 ) (23,787 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   192,929     215,615  
 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 176,050   $ 191,828  
 
 
Noncash net assets from acquisition $ $ 110,211
 
       

PHOTRONICS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information

(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
May 3, May 4, May 3, May 4,
  2015   2014     2015   2014  
 

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Net Income

Attributable to Photronics, Inc. Shareholders

 
GAAP net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders $ 10,060 $ 15,540 $ 13,897 $ 17,533
 
(a) Financing expenses, net of tax 901
 
(b) Gain on acquisition, net of tax (16,372 ) (16,372 )
 
(c) Acquisition transaction expenses, net of tax 2,018 2,455
       
 
Non-GAAP net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders $ 10,060 $ 1,186   $ 14,798 $ 3,616  
 

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Net Income

Applicable to Common Shareholders

 
Weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding
 
GAAP   78,228   77,705     72,624   77,632  
 
Non-GAAP   78,228   62,282     78,166   62,209  
 
Net income per diluted share
 
GAAP $ 0.14 $ 0.22   $ 0.21 $ 0.27  
 
Non-GAAP $ 0.14 $ 0.02   $ 0.22 $ 0.06  
 
 
(a) Represents financing expenses related to the exchange of $57.5 million of 3.25% convertible senior notes, recorded in other expense, net
 
(b) Represents gain on acquisition of DNP Photomask Technology Taiwan Co., Ltd (DPTT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
 
(c) Represents transaction expenses in connection with the acquisition of DPTT

Photronics, Inc.
Pete Broadbent, 203-775-9000
Vice President, Investor Relations & Marketing
pbroadbent@photronics.com