Intevac Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 30, 2019--Intevac, Inc. (Nasdaq: IVAC) today reported financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and year ended December 29, 2018.
“We were very pleased to finish 2018 on a high note, with year-end backlog of $109 million at the highest level in more than eight years, driven by significant new orders in both Thin-film Equipment (TFE) and Photonics,” commented Wendell Blonigan, president and chief executive officer of Intevac. “The continued technology investments by our hard drive customers helped drive another strong growth year for our HDD business in 2018, and today we have six 200 Lean ® systems in backlog and a continued solid pipeline of process module upgrades. Photonics recently announced a record order for the development of digital night vision systems destined for the ground soldier, which is the largest revenue opportunity in this business’ history. In spite of the pause in the revenue growth trajectory in our TFE growth initiatives, in 2018 we recognized revenue on three ENERG i® systems for solar ion implantation and witnessed increasing interest in the differentiated decorative coatings enabled by our INTEVAC VERTEX ® system, including transitioning and gradient colors as well as patterned effects for backside cover glass. This progress in our TFE growth initiatives, along with continued strength in HDD and growing momentum for Photonics, gives us increasing confidence for a resumption of revenue growth and profitability in 2019.”
Intevac’s non-GAAP adjusted results exclude where applicable: (1) changes in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities associated with business combinations; and (2) restructuring charges and (3) the reversal of a deferred tax asset valuation allowance. A reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted results is provided in the financial table included in this release. See also “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section.
Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2018 Summary
Net income for the quarter was $10.0 million, or $0.44 per diluted share. This compares to a net loss of $41,000, or $0.00 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2017. The Company’s fourth quarter financial results include the reversal of the valuation allowance recorded against the deferred tax assets in Singapore. This reversal resulted in the recognition of a non-cash income tax benefit in the fourth quarter of 2018 of $7.9 million, or $0.34 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income was $1.9 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $83,000, or $0.00 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2017.
Revenues were $31.6 million, including $23.6 million of TFE revenues and Photonics revenues of $8.0 million. TFE revenues consisted of one 200 Lean HDD system, three ENERG i solar ion implant systems, upgrades, spares and service. Photonics revenues included $2.2 million of research and development contracts. In the fourth quarter of 2017, revenues were $24.8 million, including $17.9 million of TFE revenues which consisted of two 200 Lean HDD systems, upgrades, spares and service and Photonics revenues of $6.9 million, which included $2.7 million of research and development contracts.
TFE gross margin was 30.6% compared to 45.0% in the fourth quarter of 2017 and 40.2% in the third quarter of 2018. The decline from the fourth quarter of 2017 and the third quarter of 2018 reflected the lower margin on the three ENERG i solar ion implant systems.
Photonics gross margin was 42.1% compared to 26.0% in the fourth quarter of 2017 and 35.5% in the third quarter of 2018. The improvement from the fourth quarter of 2017 and the third quarter of 2018 was primarily due to higher revenue levels and favorable product mix. Consolidated gross margin was 33.5%, compared to 39.8% in the fourth quarter of 2017 and 38.5% in the third quarter of 2018.
R&D and SG&A expenses were $8.8 million, compared to $9.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 and to $8.6 million in the third quarter of 2018. Lower year-over-year expenses primarily reflects cost control initiatives implemented in the first quarter of 2018.
Order backlog totaled $108.5 million on December 29, 2018, compared to $72.2 million on September 29, 2018 and $64.0 million on December 30, 2017. Backlog at December 29, 2018 included six 200 Lean HDD systems and nine ENERG i solar ion implant systems. Backlog at both September 29, 2018 and December 30, 2017 included three 200 Lean HDD systems and twelve ENERG i solar ion implant systems.
The Company ended the year with $40.3 million of total cash, restricted cash and investments and $88.7 million in tangible book value, defined as total stockholders’ equity less intangible assets.
The Company repurchased 120,000 shares of common stock for a total of $558,000 during the fourth quarter. As of December 29, 2018 the Company has repurchased 5.0 million shares for $29.1 million out of the $40 million plan.
Fiscal Year 2018 Summary
Net income was $3.6 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to net income of $4.1 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for fiscal 2017. The non-GAAP net loss was $4.4 million or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $3.9 million or $0.17 per diluted share for fiscal 2017.
Revenues were $95.1 million, including $69.3 million of TFE revenues and Photonics revenues of $25.8 million, of which $9.8 million was contract R&D revenues, compared to 2017 revenues of $112.8 million, including $79.0 million of TFE revenues and Photonics revenues of $33.8 million for 2017, of which $8.0 million was contract R&D revenues.
TFE gross margin was 36.5%, compared to 42.7% in 2017. The decline from 2017 reflected the lower margin on the three ENERG i solar ion implant systems and lower factory absorption. Photonics gross margin was 28.6% compared to 35.2% in 2017, reflecting a higher mix of lower-margin research and development contracts versus product sales. Consolidated gross margin was 34.4% compared to 40.5% in 2017.
Total R&D and SG&A expenses were $37.1 million compared to $41.0 million in 2017.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Intevac’s non-GAAP results exclude the impact of the following, where applicable: (1) changes in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities associated with business combinations; (2) restructuring charges; and (3) the reversal of a deferred tax asset valuation allowance. A reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided in the financial tables included in this release.
Management uses non-GAAP results to evaluate the company’s operating and financial performance in light of business objectives and for planning purposes. These measures are not in accordance with GAAP and may differ from non-GAAP methods of accounting and reporting used by other companies. Intevac believes these measures enhance investors’ ability to review the company’s business from the same perspective as the company’s management and facilitate comparisons of this period’s results with prior periods. The presentation of this additional information should not be considered a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.
Conference Call Information
The Company will discuss its financial results and outlook in a conference call today at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST). To participate in the teleconference, please call toll-free (877) 334-0811 prior to the start time. For international callers, the dial-in number is (408) 427-3734. You may also listen live via the Internet at the Company’s website, www.intevac.com, under the Investors link, or at www.earnings.com. For those unable to attend, these web sites will host an archive of the call. Additionally, a telephone replay of the call will be available for 48 hours beginning today at 7:30 p.m. EST. You may access the replay by calling (855) 859-2056 or, for international callers, (404) 537-3406, and providing Replay Passcode 3073578.
Intevac was founded in 1991 and has two businesses: Thin-film Equipment and Photonics.
In our Thin-film Equipment business, we are a leader in the design and development of high-productivity, thin-film processing systems. Our production-proven platforms are designed for high-volume manufacturing of substrates with precise thin film properties, such as the hard drive media, display cover panel, and solar photovoltaic markets we serve currently.
In our Photonics business, we are a recognized leading developer of advanced high-sensitivity digital sensors, cameras and systems that primarily serve the defense industry. We are the provider of integrated digital imaging systems for most U.S. military night vision programs.
For more information call 408-986-9888, or visit the Company’s website at www.intevac.com.
200 Lean ®, INTEVAC MATRIX ®, INTEVAC VERTEX ®, ENERG i®, and oDLC ® are registered trademarks of Intevac, Inc.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release includes statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Reform Act”). Intevac claims the protection of the safe-harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Reform Act. These forward-looking statements are often characterized by the terms “may,” “believes,“ “projects,” “expects,” or “anticipates,” and do not reflect historical facts. Specific forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, but are not limited to: customer adoption of our products, an increase in the revenue opportunity pipeline for Photonics, and the future financial performance of Intevac, such as achieving profitability. The forward-looking statements contained herein involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations. These risks include, but are not limited to: technology risk and challenges achieving customer adoption and revenue recognition in Thin-film Equipment markets and delays in Photonics programs, each of which could have a material impact on our business, our financial results, and the Company’s stock price. These risks and other factors are detailed in the Company’s periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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(408) 986-9888Claire McAdams
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