Veeco Instruments Reports Third Quarter and First Nine Month 1999 Results.
PLAINVIEW, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 1999--
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Third Quarter Results
Veeco's sales for the third quarter of 1999 were a record $58.8 million, an increase of 16% compared with the $50.5 million for the corresponding quarter of 1998. Veeco's Process Equipment sales were $23.6 million, a 51% increase over the third quarter of 1998, and Metrology's quarterly sales increased 3% to $31.1 million.
Operating income Operating Income
The profit realized from a business' own operations.
This would not include income from things such as investments in other firms. Also referred to as operating profit or recurring profit. for the third quarter of 1999 was $9.1 million, an increase of 44% when compared with the $6.3 million reported in the third quarter of 1998. Net income for the third quarter of 1999 was $6.3 million, a 50% increase over the $4.2 million reported in the third quarter of 1998. Diluted earnings per share diluted earnings per share
An earnings measure calculated by dividing net income less preferred stock dividends for a period by the average number of shares of common stock that would be outstanding if all convertible securities were converted into shares of for the third quarter of 1999 was $0.39 per share, a 34% increase over the $0.29 per share reported in the third quarter of 1998.
For the third quarter of 1999, orders were $48.2 million an 11% increase over the orders of $43.5 million reported in the third quarter of 1998. Veeco's third quarter Process Equipment orders were $17.5 million, a 24% increase over 1998 third quarter orders and Metrology metrology
Science of measurement. Measuring a quantity means establishing its ratio to another fixed quantity of the same kind, known as the unit of that kind of quantity. orders were $27.2 million, an 8% increase over 1998. The book/bill ratio was 0.82 for the third quarter of 1999.
Nine Month Results
Veeco's sales for the first nine months of 1999 were a record $169.9 million, a 9% increase over the $155.3 million reported in the first nine months of 1998. Process Equipment sales were $68.5 million in the first nine months of 1999, a 61% increase over the first nine months of 1998. Nine month Metrology sales were $87.6 million, a decline of 10% from 1998.
Operating income was $25.7 million in the first nine months of 1999, a 107% increase over the $12.4 million (including $7.5 million in non-recurring merger and reorganization charges in June 1998) reported in the first nine months of 1998. Net income for the period was $17.1 million, an increase of 109% over the $8.2 million reported during the 1998 nine month period. Diluted earnings per share during the first nine months of 1999 was $1.05 per share, compared with $.55 per share ($.82 per share excluding non-recurring charges, pro forma As a matter of form or for the sake of form. Used to describe accounting, financial, and other statements or conclusions based upon assumed or anticipated facts.
The phrase pro forma fully taxed) reported in the first nine months of 1998.
For the first nine months of 1999, orders were $166.8 million, compared with $159.4 million for the first nine months of 1998. The book/bill ratio was 0.98 for the first nine months of 1999. Process Equipment orders were $78.4 million in the first nine months of 1999, an increase of 60% over the first nine months of 1998. Nine month 1999 Metrology orders were $77.5 million, a 20% decline from the first nine months of 1998.
Edward H. Braun, Chairman, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Veeco, commented, "We are quite pleased with Veeco's continued strong revenue and earnings performance during 1999, which reflects our broad product line and focus on growth markets. Our third quarter bookings were below expectations, due to Process Equipment order delays from several of Veeco's major data storage customers who continued to manage their capital expenditures. However, we expect to recapture recapture n. in income tax, the requirement that the taxpayer pay the amount of tax savings from past years due to accelerated depreciation or deferred capital gains upon sale of property. (See: income tax)
RECAPTURE, war. these orders during the next two quarters, and believe that fourth quarter orders will increase sequentially."
Mr. Braun added, "In addition to Veeco's data storage opportunity driven by the transition to next-generation giant magnetoresistive See magnetoresistance. (GMR (Giant Magnetoresistance) See magnetoresistance. ) thin film magnetic head technology, we believe that our merger with Ion Tech will enable us to enter an exciting new market - opto-telecommunications. According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. industry sources, the market for DWDM (Dense WDM) The term given to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) when significantly more channels were being added. Since WDM is increasingly more "dense" all the time, both terms are used synonymously. See WDM.
DWDM - wavelength division multiplexing (dense wave division multiplexing (spelling) wave division multiplexing - A common misnomer for wavelength division multiplexing. ), an enabling optical filter technology, is expected to grow over 60% through 2000 and 2001." Ion Tech is a leading supplier of Ion Beam Deposition Ion Beam Deposition is a process of applying materials to a target through the application of an ion beam.
In an ion source source materials - gases or evaporated solids - are ionized using electron ionization or by application of high electric fields (Penning ion source). Systems used to manufacture precise multi-layer optical filters critical to extending bandwidth of fiber optic telecommunications networks A telecommunications network is a of telecommunications links and nodes arranged so that messages may be passed from one part of the network to another over multiple links and through various nodes. .
On October 15, 1999, Veeco also completed its acquisition of OptiMag Inc., a supplier of automated optical defect inspection and process control equipment for the data storage thin film magnetic head industry. Mr. Braun commented, "The acquisition of OptiMag provides Veeco with a further expansion of our Metrology product line."
Lastly, Mr. Braun commented, "We expect that Ion Tech and OptiMag combined will contribute $45 million to Veeco's 2000 revenues."
Veeco Instruments Inc., headquartered in Plainview, New York Plainview is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA. The population was 25,637 at the 2000 census.
Plainview and its neighboring hamlet, Old Bethpage, share a school system, library, fire department and water , is a worldwide leader in Metrology tools for the data storage and semiconductor industries, and etch To create a design in a material by digging out the material. The circuit designs on printed circuit boards and chips are etched by acid. See chip and printed circuit board. and deposition Process Equipment tools for the data storage industry. Manufacturing and engineering facilities are located in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , California and Arizona. Global sales and service offices are located throughout the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific. To the extent that this news release discusses expectations about market conditions or about market acceptance and future sales of the Company's products, or otherwise makes statements about the future, such statements are forward-looking and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These factors include the cyclical cyclical
Of or relating to a variable, such as housing starts, car sales, or the price of a certain stock, that is subject to regular or irregular up-and-down movements. nature of the data storage and semiconductor industries, risks associated with the acceptance of new products by individual customers and by the marketplace, and other factors discussed in the Business Description and Management's Discussion and Analysis Management's discussion and analysis (MD&A)
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Veeco Instruments Inc. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (In thousands, except per share data) --------Unaudited------ --------Unaudited------ Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 1999 1998 1999 1998 Net sales $58,762 $50,539 $169,918 $155,345 Gross Profit 28,736 23,222 82,189 71,462 Research and development expense 7,880 7,052 22,218 20,549 Selling, general and admin. expense 11,803 10,172 34,464 31,403 Other, net (92) (342) (181) (403) Merger and reorganization expense 0 0 0 7,500 Operating income 9,145 6,340 25,688 12,413 Interest (income) expense, net (384) 283 (971) 748 Income before income taxes 9,529 6,057 26,659 11,665 Income tax expense 3,258 1,817 9,596 3,499 Net income $6,271 $4,240 $17,063 $8,166 Diluted net income per common share $0.39 $0.29 $1.05 $0.55 Pro forma diluted net income per share, excluding charges N/A N/A N/A $0.82(a) Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 16,205 14,860 16,181 14,813 (a) Pro forma diluted net income per share excludes non-recurring merger and reorganization expenses of $7.5 million and presents income taxes as if Digital Instruments, Inc., which was merged with the Company in May 1998 in a transaction accounted for as a pooling of interests, had been a "C" corporation and, therefore, subject to federal income taxes at the corporation level. Prior to the merger, Digital had elected "S" corporation status for income tax purposes and, therefore, was not subject to federal income taxes. Veeco Instruments Inc. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (In thousands) ---Unaudited--- September 30, December 31, 1999 1998 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $30,660 $23,492 Short-term investments 50,241 0 Accounts and notes receivable 53,394 43,018 Inventories 56,892 53,324 Other current assets 7,695 7,298 Total current assets 198,882 127,132 Property, plant & equipment at cost, net 37,243 37,204 Excess of cost over net assets acquired, net 4,089 4,187 Other assets, net 5,038 4,314 Total assets $245,252 $172,837 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities $52,297 $41,606 Long term liabilities 10,046 18,007 Shareholders' equity 182,909 113,224 Total liabilities & shareholders' equity $245,252 $172,837