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Mattson Technology, Inc. Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2013

Companies mentioned in this article: Mattson Technology, Inc.

FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/20/14 -- Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2013.

Business Highlights:

  • Net revenue for the fourth quarter was $40.8 million, representing a $6.9 million, or 21 percent, increase compared to net revenue of $33.8 million in the third quarter of 2013 and a $20.0 million, or 97 percent, increase compared to net revenue of $20.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

  • Net income for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $2.5 million, or a $0.04 net income per diluted share. This compares to a net loss of $0.4 million, or a $0.01 net loss per share, in the third quarter of 2013, and a net loss of $8.8 million, or a $0.15 net loss per share, in the fourth quarter of 2012.

  • Excluding restructuring charges, non-GAAP operating expenses of $44.8 million in 2013 represent a $14.4 million, or 24 percent, decrease as compared to $59.1 million in 2012.

"We continued to see the benefits of our focus on our customers' success which, coupled with our efforts to maintain a cost-effective operating structure, resulted in a 21% increase in quarterly revenue and a profitable quarter," noted Fusen Chen, Mattson Technology's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our recent equity offering with net proceeds of $31.3 million, combined with availability under our existing $25 million line of credit, provides the liquidity needed to continue building upon the momentum of 2013, and we look forward to further expanding the partnerships with our customers to create leading edge solutions such as the recently announced success of the Millios millisecond anneal system."

Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $40.8 million, representing a $6.9 million, or 21 percent, increase compared to $33.8 million net revenue in the third quarter of 2013, and a $20.0 million, or 97 percent, increase compared to $20.7 million net revenue in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Gross margin in the fourth quarter of 2013 was 32 percent, relatively flat compared to approximately 34 percent gross margins reported in each of the third quarter of 2013 and the fourth quarter of 2012.

Total operating expenses were $11.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, a $0.6 million, or 5 percent, decrease compared to $11.7 million total operating expense in the third quarter of 2013 and a $4.6 million, or 29 percent, decrease compared to $15.8 million total operating expense in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Excluding restructuring and other charges, non-GAAP operating expenses were $11.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, which represents a $0.5 million, or 4.4 percent, increase compared to $10.7 million in the third quarter of 2013 and a $1.6 million or 12.4 percent, decrease compared to $12.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Restructuring and other charges in the fourth quarter of 2013, third quarter of 2013, and fourth quarter of 2012 were zero, $1.0 million, and $3.1 million, respectively.

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $2.5 million or a $0.04 net income per diluted share. This compares with a net loss of $0.4 million, or a $0.01 net loss per share in the third quarter of 2013, and a net loss of $8.8 million, or a $0.15 net loss per share, as reported in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Excluding restructuring and other charges, the Company had $0.04 non-GAAP net income per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to a $0.01 non-GAAP net income per diluted share in the third quarter of 2013 and a $0.10 non-GAAP net loss per share of in the fourth quarter of 2012. Due to the absence of restructuring charges in the fourth quarter of 2013, there is no difference between GAAP and non-GAAP net income per diluted share.

At December 31, 2013, working capital was $27 million, with cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash of $16.7 million. At December 31, 2013, we had $14.0 million outstanding under our revolving credit facility.

Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

Net revenue was $119.4 million in 2013, a decreased of $7.1 million, or 6 percent, as compared to $126.5 million in net revenue in 2012. Gross margin for fiscal year 2013 was 31.3 percent, representing 4 point decrease compared with gross margin of 35.5 percent in 2012.

Total operating expenses for 2013 were $48.4 million, which represents a $15.8 million, or 25 percent, decrease compared with total operating expenses of $64.2 million in 2012.

Excluding restructuring and charges, non-GAAP operating expenses for fiscal year 2013 were $44.8 million, representing a $14.4 million, or 24 percent, decrease as compared to $59.1 million reported in fiscal year 2012. Restructuring and other charges for the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 were $3.7 million and $5.1 million, respectively.

Net loss for fiscal year 2013 was $11.0 million, or $0.19 net loss per share, as compared to a net loss of $19.3 million, or a $0.33 net loss per share in 2012. Excluding restructuring and other charges, non-GAAP net loss per share for fiscal years 2013 and 2012 was $0.12 and $0.24, respectively.

Conference Call

On Thursday February 20, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time), Mattson Technology will hold a conference call to review the following topics: 2013 fourth quarter and annual financial results, current business conditions, the near-term business outlook and guidance for the first quarter of 2014. The conference call will be simultaneously webcast at www.mattson.com under the Investors section. To access the live conference call, please dial (970) 315-0417.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) results, this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. The Company's non-GAAP results for total operating expenses and net loss per share exclude amounts listed as restructuring and other charges in the accompanying tables. Management uses non-GAAP operating expenses and net income/loss per basic and diluted share to evaluate the Company's operating and financial results. The Company believes the presentation of non-GAAP results is useful to investors for analyzing business trends and comparing performance to prior periods, along with enhancing the investors' ability to view the Company's results from management's perspective. Restructuring and other charges in the fourth quarter of 2013, third quarter of 2013, and fourth quarter of 2012 were zero, $1.0 million, and $3.1 million, respectively. Restructuring and other charges were $3.7 million and $5.1 million for the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

About Mattson Technology, Inc.

Mattson Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor wafer processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. We are a leading supplier of plasma and rapid thermal processing equipment to the global semiconductor industry, and operate in three primary product sectors: Dry Strip, Etch, Rapid Thermal Processing and Millisecond Anneal. Through manufacturing and design innovation, we have produced technologically advanced systems that provide productive and cost-effective solutions for customers fabricating current- and next-generation semiconductor devices. For more information, please contact Mattson Technology, Inc., 47131 Bayside Parkway, Fremont, CA, 94538. Telephone: (800) MATTSON / (510) 657-5900. Internet: www.mattson.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

This news release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements regarding the company's financial and operational projections and performance, technology, product performance and reliability, anticipated demand for the company's products, ability to convert new market opportunities and plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, cost-control initiatives, liquidity, uses of cash and availability and terms related to our existing line of credit. Forward-looking statements address matters that are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; end-user demand for semiconductors; customer demand for semiconductor manufacturing equipment; the timing of significant customer orders for the company's products; customer acceptance of delivered products and the company's ability to collect amounts due upon shipment and upon acceptance; the company's ability to timely manufacture, deliver and support ordered products; the company's ability to bring new products to market and to gain market share with such products; customer rate of adoption of new technologies; risks inherent in the development of complex technology; the timing and competitiveness of new product releases by the company's competitors; the company's ability to align its cost structure with market conditions; and other risks and uncertainties described in the company's Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this announcement. The company assumes no obligation to update the information provided in this news release.



                          MATTSON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
            (Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)

                                 Three Months Ended      Twelve Months Ended
                           ----------------------------- -------------------
                            December September  December  December  December
                            31, 2013  29, 2013  31, 2012  31, 2013  31, 2012
                           --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Net revenue                $ 40,783  $ 33,840  $ 20,740  $119,434  $126,526
Cost of goods sold           27,636    22,416    13,763    82,028    81,626
                           --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
  Gross margin               13,147    11,424     6,977    37,406    44,900
                           --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Operating expenses:
  Research, development
   and engineering            4,350     4,082     4,690    16,915    22,328
  Selling, general and
   administrative             6,768     6,572     8,009    27,842    36,786
  Restructuring and other
   charges                       --     1,000     3,066     3,662     5,070
                           --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Total operating
     expenses                11,118    11,654    15,765    48,419    64,184
                           --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Income (loss) from
 operations                   2,029      (230)   (8,788)  (11,013)  (19,284)
Interest and other income
 (expense), net                (109)     (198)      283      (504)      449
Income (loss) before
 income taxes                 1,920      (428)   (8,505)  (11,517)  (18,835)
Provision for (benefit
 from) income taxes            (592)      (16)      315      (542)      484
                           --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Net income (loss)          $  2,512  $   (412) $ (8,820) $(10,975) $(19,319)
                           ========= ========= ========= ========= =========
Net income (loss) per
 share:
  Basic                    $   0.04  $  (0.01) $  (0.15) $  (0.19) $  (0.33)
  Diluted                  $   0.04  $  (0.01) $  (0.15) $  (0.19) $  (0.33)
Shares used in computing
 net income (loss) per
 share:
  Basic and diluted          59,127    59,024    58,638    58,944    58,538
  Diluted                    60,830    59,024    58,638    58,944    58,538




                          MATTSON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
                    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                          (Unaudited, in thousands)

                                                           December December
                                                           31, 2013 31, 2012
                                                           -------- --------
                                   ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents                                  $ 14,578 $ 14,354
Accounts receivable, net                                     26,245   15,660
Advance billings                                              3,346    1,720
Inventories                                                  34,126   33,309
Prepaid expenses and other current assets                     5,267    4,561
                                                           -------- --------
  Total current assets                                       83,562   69,604
Property and equipment, net                                   9,216    7,387
Intangibles, net                                                250      500
Restricted cash                                               2,087    1,877
Other assets                                                    808      701
                                                           -------- --------
    Total assets                                           $ 95,923 $ 80,069
                                                           ======== ========

                    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable                                           $ 26,624 $ 11,767
Accrued compensation and benefits                             2,713    4,496
Deferred revenue-current                                      9,107    6,189
Revolving credit facility                                    14,000       --
Other current liabilities                                     4,122    7,518
                                                           -------- --------
  Total current liabilities                                  56,566   29,970
Deferred revenues, non-current                                1,971    3,059
Other long-term liabilities                                   3,237    3,748
                                                           -------- --------
  Total liabilities                                          61,774   36,777
Stockholders' equity                                         34,149   43,292
                                                           -------- --------
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity             $ 95,923 $ 80,069
                                                           ======== ========


Contact:

Mattson Technology Contact
J. Michael Dodson
Mattson Technology, Inc.
tel 1-510-657-5900
fax 1-510-492-5963