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Stratasys Reports Preliminary Third Quarter Financial Results


October 22, 2015
By Business Wire News

MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today announced preliminary third quarter 2015 financial results.

The Company expects to report third quarter revenue in the range of $166 to $168 million, and non-GAAP net income (loss) in the range of ($1.5) to $1.0 million, or ($0.03) to $0.02 per diluted share.

The Company expects to report a GAAP net loss in the range of ($190) to ($155) million, or ($3.66) to ($2.98) per share, which includes non-cash, goodwill and other intangible asset impairment charges of approximately $140 to $180 million for its MakerBot reporting unit. In addition, the Company is in the process of performing a goodwill impairment analysis for its other reporting units, which may result in additional impairment charges.

These are preliminary results based on current expectations and are subject to quarter-end closing adjustments. Actual results may differ.

The Company’s third quarter performance is believed to reflect a continuation of the macro-economic environment that impacted results across all regions and most product and service lines during the first half of 2015, and is believed to be driven primarily by weak investment in capital equipment by customers within key verticals. In addition, the Company believes that during 2013 and 2014, Stratasys and the overall 3D printing industry experienced a period of extraordinary growth that may have created excess capacity in the market, and that this is contributing to the current slowdown as that excess is worked off. Reflecting the low visibility of the current market environment, typical order trends did not materialize as expected at the end of the quarter.

David Reis, Chief Executive Officer of Stratasys, commented, “We are disappointed with our third quarter results, which reflect a continuation of the challenging macroeconomic environment and weaker conditions in our market that we observed in the first half of 2015. Despite these near-term challenges, we remain convinced of the long-term growth opportunity within 3D printing. We will continue to make the adjustments to our structure and operating costs in light of market conditions, but we are moving forward with the longer-term initiatives that we believe will help position our company for future growth, including enhancements to our go-to-market strategy and aggressive investments around new product development.”

The Company plans to hold a conference call to discuss its third quarter results on November 4, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. (ET).

The investor conference call will be available via live webcast on the Stratasys Web site at www.stratasys.com under the “Investors” tab; or directly at the following web address: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/svoedx39.

To participate by telephone, the domestic dial-in number is 866-270-6057 and the international dial-in is 617-213-8891. The access code is 66906702.

Investors are advised to dial into the call at least ten minutes prior to the call to register. The webcast will be available for 90 days on the “Investors” page of the Stratasys Web site or by accessing the provided web address.

For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing – shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the Company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The Company’s solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility – reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers producing prototypes and parts; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and Thingiverse/GrabCAD communities with 5+ million free design components, printable files. With approximately 3,000 employees and 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com

Stratasys and MakerBot are registered trademarks of Stratasys Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are “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 characterized by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “continues,” “believes,” “should,” “intended,” “projected,” “guidance,” “preliminary,” “future,” “planned,” “committed,” and other similar words. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the Company’s objectives, plans and strategies, statements of preliminary or projected results of operations or of financial condition and all statements 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 anticipated results reported are preliminary, and are subject to adjustment based on the quarter-end review; the Company’s ability to efficiently and successfully integrate the operations of its acquired subsidiaries; 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 on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2014, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and in other reports that the Company has filed with or furnished to the SEC from time to time. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made in the Company’s SEC reports, which are designed to advise investors as to the risks and other factors that may affect its business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects. Any guidance and other 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 provided within this press release includes financial results and projections that have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). In addition, certain non-GAAP financial measures have been provided, which 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 have been included 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 merger-related expenses, amortization of intangible assets, impairment charges, reorganization and other related costs, 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.

Stratasys Investor Relations
Shane Glenn, 952-294-3416
Vice President – Investor Relations
shane.glenn@stratasys.com