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Proto Labs Reports Record Revenue and Net Income for the Second Quarter 2015


July 23, 2015
By Business Wire News

MAPLE PLAIN, Minn.

Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled, quick-turn, on-demand manufacturer, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Highlights include:

  • Revenue for the second quarter of 2015 increased to a record $64.0 million, 21 percent above revenue of $52.9 million in the second quarter of 2014. On a constant currency basis, revenue was up 25 percent versus the prior year.
  • Revenue from additive services (3D printing) through the Fineline acquisition completed in April 2014 totaled $5.4 million, an increase of 86 percent from the second quarter of 2014.
  • Revenue growth reflected a 28 percent increase in the number of unique product developers and engineers served over the prior year period.
  • Net income for the second quarter of 2015 was a record $11.7 million, or $0.44 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income, excluding the after-tax expense of stock compensation, amortization of intangibles, and non-cash unrealized foreign currency losses, was $13.0 million, or $0.50 per diluted share. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measure” below.

“Our second quarter results reflected strong execution in many areas,” said Vicki Holt, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Revenue in North America grew 23 percent, driven primarily by growth in additive manufacturing and Firstcut services. We were especially pleased with the growth in European revenue, up 33.5 percent on a constant currency basis, 12 percent when translated to dollars. Japan also executed well, generating an increase in revenue of 33 percent on a constant currency basis, 12 percent as reported. The growth across all regions reflected the actions we took earlier in the year to strengthen the leadership team and drive more focused marketing and sales efforts.”

Additional Highlights include:

  • Gross margin was 58.7 percent of revenue for the second quarter of 2015 compared with 61.8 percent during the same quarter last year. The current period reflects a lower gross margin on the additive business, representing approximately 90 basis points. Foreign currency exchange rates had an 80 basis point impact year over year with the remaining difference driven by capacity additions and business mix.
  • GAAP operating margin was 27.1 percent of revenue during the second quarter of 2015 compared to 30.2 percent for the second quarter of 2014.
  • Cash generated from operations during the second quarter totaled $12.4 million. Cash, cash equivalents and investments were $142.0 million at June 30, 2015 compared with $137.2 million at March 31, 2015.

“We continue to focus on our priorities – to enhance our targeted sales and marketing efforts worldwide, expand our envelope of manufacturing services and continually improve customer service. We are making progress on each of these initiatives. In the second half of the year, we anticipate growing demand for our recently introduced materials and processes, including lathe-turned parts in North America and Europe, the full launch of additive manufacturing in Europe in the third quarter and the introduction of the lathe process in Japan later in 2015. Our expanded sales and marketing focus is beginning to gain traction. While there is much work ahead, we remain committed to our continued execution and believe our success will result in strong, consistent revenue growth and profitability,” concluded Ms. Holt.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The company has included non-GAAP adjusted revenue growth that excludes the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates from total revenues in this press release to provide investors with additional information regarding the company’s financial results. Management believes this metric is useful in evaluating the underlying business trends and ongoing operating performance of the company.

The company has also included non-GAAP net income, adjusted for stock-based compensation expense, amortization expense, and non-cash unrealized foreign currency activity (collectively, “non-GAAP net income”), in this press release to provide investors with additional information regarding the company’s financial results. The company has provided below a reconciliation of non-GAAP net income to net income, the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP net income is used by the company’s management and board of directors to understand and evaluate operating performance and trends and provides a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of the company’s business. Accordingly, the company believes that non-GAAP net income provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating operating results in the same manner as our management and board of directors.

Conference Call

The company has scheduled a conference call to discuss its second quarter financial results today, July 23, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the call in the U.S. please dial 877-709-8150. Outside the U.S. please dial 201-689-8354. No participant code is required. A simultaneous webcast of the call will be available via the investor relations section of the Proto Labs website and the following link: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/waibd344/lan/en. An audio replay will be available for 14 days following the call on the investor relations section of Proto Labs’ website.

About Proto Labs, Inc.

Proto Labs is the world’s fastest digital manufacturing source for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts. The technology-enabled company uses advanced 3D printing, CNC machining and injection molding technologies to produce parts within days. The result is an unprecedented speed-to-market value for product designers and engineers worldwide. Visit protolabs.com for more information.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical or current facts are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the results of Proto Labs to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. Certain of these risk factors and others are described in the “Risk Factors” section within reports filed with the SEC. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Proto Labs’ future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Proto Labs cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, Proto Labs expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

 

Proto Labs, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

 
   

June 30,

December 31,

2015

2014

(Unaudited)

Assets

Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 56,324 $ 43,329
Short-term marketable securities 31,190 30,706
Accounts receivable, net 29,493 24,226
Inventory 6,828 6,194
Income taxes receivable 2,931
Other current assets   4,399   3,889
Total current assets 131,165 108,344
 
Property and equipment, net 100,921 91,626
Long-term marketable securities 54,482 54,318
Goodwill 28,916 28,916
Other intangible assets, net 3,710 4,083
Other long-term assets   197   227
Total assets $ 319,391 $ 287,514
 

Liabilities and shareholders’ equity

Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 11,334 $ 7,882
Accrued compensation 8,264 6,067
Accrued liabilities and other 1,779 2,718
Income taxes payable 1,953
Current portion of long-term debt obligations   71   139
Total current liabilities 21,448 18,759
 
Long-term deferred tax liabilities 2,423 1,846
Long-term debt obligations 10
Other long-term liabilities 1,533 1,360
 
Shareholders’ equity   293,987   265,539
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 319,391 $ 287,514
 
 
Proto Labs, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
       
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 30,June 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Revenue
Protomold $ 39,932 $ 36,255 $ 77,550 $ 68,949
Firstcut 18,585 14,478 34,955 27,858
Fineline  5,452    2,133    10,000    2,133
Total revenue 63,969 52,866 122,505 98,940
 
Cost of revenue  26,419    20,183    49,701    37,233
Gross profit 37,550 32,683 72,804 61,707
 
Operating expenses
Marketing and sales 9,502 7,261 18,356 13,678
Research and development 4,397 3,914 8,711 7,370
General and administrative  6,304    5,534    12,549    10,237
Total operating expenses  20,203    16,709    39,616    31,285
Income from operations 17,347 15,974 33,188 30,422
Other income (expense), net  (36)  (66)  (493)  37
Income before income taxes 17,311 15,908 32,695 30,459
Provision for income taxes  5,625    4,952    10,556    9,401
Net income$11,686  $10,956  $22,139  $21,058
 
Net income per share:
Basic$0.45  $0.43  $0.86  $0.82
Diluted$0.44  $0.42  $0.84  $0.81
 
Shares used to compute net income per share:
Basic 25,921,111 25,620,005 25,885,888 25,597,055
Diluted 26,277,503 26,146,848 26,245,135 26,132,265
 
 
Proto Labs, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
   
Six Months Ended
June 30,
20152014

Operating activities

Net income $ 22,139 $ 21,058
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 6,940 4,683
Stock-based compensation expense 2,909 2,248
Deferred taxes 620 107
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation (989 ) (1,623 )
Amortization of held-to-maturity securities 632 854
Changes in operating assets and liabilities  (4,418)  (1,310)
Net cash provided by operating activities  27,833    26,017  
 
Investing activities
Purchases of property and equipment (15,717 ) (31,625 )
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(33,864 )
Purchases of marketable securities (25,389 ) (38,463 )
Proceeds from sales and maturities of marketable securities  24,109    55,441  
Net cash used in investing activities  (16,997)  (48,511)
 
Financing activities
Payments on debt (77 ) (954 )
Acquisition-related contingent consideration (1,000 ) (400 )
Proceeds from exercises of stock options and other 2,207 1,806
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation  989    1,623  
Net cash provided by financing activities  2,119    2,075  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  40    234  

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

12,995 (20,185 )

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 43,329    43,039  

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$56,324  $22,854  
 
 
Proto Labs, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measure
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
       
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 30,June 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Non-GAAP net income, adjusted for stock-based compensation expense, amortization expense and unrealized loss (gain) on foreign currency:

GAAP net income $ 11,686 $ 10,956 $ 22,139 $ 21,058
Add back: Stock-based compensation expense
Cost of revenue 132 97 243 179
Marketing and sales 271 240 507 435
Research and development 336 268 630 483
General and administrative  828    645    1,529    1,151  
Total stock-based compensation expense 1,567 1,250 2,909 2,248
Income tax benefits on stock-based compensation expense  (479)  (398)  (884)  (710)
Non-GAAP net income adjusted for stock-based compensation expense  12,774    11,808    24,164    22,596  
Add back: Amortization expense
General and administrative 186 124 373 124
Income tax benefits on amortization expense  (65)  (43)  (131)  (43)

Non-GAAP net income adjusted for stock-based compensation and amortization expenses

 12,895    11,889    24,406    22,677  
Add back: Unrealized loss (gain) on foreign currency
Other income (expense), net 165 140 618 127
Income tax benefits on unrealized loss (gain) on foreign currency  (30)  (25)  (128)  (21)

Non-GAAP net income adjusted for stock-based compensation expense, amortization expense and unrealized loss (gain) on foreign currency

$13,030  $12,004  $24,896  $22,783  
 
 
Non-GAAP net income per share:
Basic$0.50  $0.47  $0.96  $0.89  
Diluted$0.50  $0.46  $0.95  $0.87  
 
Shares used to compute non-GAAP net income per share:
Basic 25,921,111 25,620,005 25,885,888 25,597,055
Diluted 26,277,503 26,146,848 26,245,135 26,132,265
 
 
Proto Labs, Inc.
Comparison of GAAP to Non-GAAP Revenue Growth
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 Three Months Ended    % Change  Six Months Ended    % Change
June 30,%ConstantJune 30,%Constant

2015

 

2014

Change

Currencies1

2015

 

2014

ChangeCurrencies1
Revenues
United States $ 52,270 $ 42,434 23.2% 23.2% $ 99,699 $ 77,418 28.8% 28.8%
Europe 10,083 8,985 12.2% 33.5% 18,864 18,190 3.7% 20.5%
Japan1,6161,44711.6%33.0%3,9423,33218.3%38.9%
Total Revenue$ 63,969$ 52,86621.0%25.2%$ 122,505$ 98,94023.8%27.8%
                                 

1 Revenue growth for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2015 has been recalculated using 2014 foreign currency exchange rates in effect during comparable periods to provide information useful in evaluating the underlying business trends excluding the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates.

 
 
Proto Labs, Inc.
Revenue by Geography – Based on Shipping Location
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
       
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 30,June 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Revenues
Domestic
United States $ 49,298 $ 39,966 $ 94,143 $ 72,988
International
Europe 10,083 8,985 18,864 18,190
Japan 1,616 1,447 3,942 3,332
United States  2,972  2,468  5,556  4,430
Total international  14,671  12,900  28,362  25,952
Total revenue$63,969$52,866$122,505$98,940
                 
 
Proto Labs, Inc.
Product Developer Information
(Unaudited)
       
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 30,June 30,
2015201420152014
Unique product developers and engineers served11,8229,23417,19413,115
                 

For Proto Labs, Inc.
Investor Relations:
John Way, 763-479-7726
john.way@protolabs.com
or
Jenifer Kirtland, 408-656-9496
jkirtland@evcgroup.com
or
Media Relations:
Bill Dietrick, 763-479-7664
bill.dietrick@protolabs.com