Veeco Reports First Quarter 2002 Results.Business Editors
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Veeco reported revenues of $80.1 million, a net loss of $3.5 million (($0.12) per share), and cash earnings per share of $0.00 (break-even). First quarter bookings of $70.2 million increased 5% from the prior quarter.
First Quarter 2002 Results
Veeco's sales for the first quarter of 2002 were $80.1 million, a 36% decrease from the $125.4 million reported for the first quarter of 2001. Veeco's Process Equipment sales were $44.8 million compared with $80.3 million in the first quarter of last year. 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. sales were $35.3 million compared to $45.1 million in the first quarter of 2001. Veeco's sales by market in the first quarter of 2002 reflect the Company's broad end-market focus and were 36% data storage, 21% telecommunications/wireless, 8% semiconductor and 35% research.
Veeco incurred an operating loss operating loss
The excess of operating expenses over revenue. As with operating income, operating losses exclude revenues and expenses from operations that are not considered a regular part of the business. Also called deficit. Compare operating income. of $3.3 million for the first quarter of 2002, compared to 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. of $19.6 million for the first quarter of 2001. Excluding amortization in both periods and a restructuring charge restructuring charge
The expense of reorganizing a company's operations. A restructuring charge is an infrequent expense that generally results from asset writedowns or facility closings. of $837,000 in the first quarter of 2002, Veeco's first quarter 2002 operating income was $1.3 million compared to $21.0 million for the first quarter of 2001. (First quarter amortization expense was $3.7 million and $1.4 million for 2002 and 2001, respectively).
Veeco's first quarter 2002 net loss was $3.5 million (($0.12) per share) compared to net income of $12.9 million ($0.51 per diluted di·lute
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2. To lessen the force, strength, purity, or brilliance of, especially by admixture. share) in the first quarter of 2001. Net loss from continuing operations continuing operations
Parts of a business that are expected to be maintained as an ongoing segment of an overall business operation. Income and losses from continuing operations are reported separately if any segments have been discontinued during the for the first quarter of 2002 was $3.2 million (($0.11) per share) compared to net income from continuing operations of $13.2 million ($0.52 per diluted share) for the first quarter of 2001.
Cash earnings per share for the first quarter of 2002 was $0.00 (break-even) compared with $0.56 in the first quarter of 2001. (Cash earnings per share is calculated by adjusting diluted net (loss) income per share ("GAAP GAAP
See: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
See generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). basis") to a 35% tax rate and excluding amortization expense, restructuring charge and discontinued operations Discontinued operations
Divisions of a business that have been sold or written off and that no longer are maintained by the business. .)
Veeco's bookings for the first quarter of 2002 were $70.2 million, down 36% from the $110.2 million reported in the first quarter of 2001, but up 5% sequentially from the fourth quarter of 2001. First quarter 2002 Process Equipment bookings were $38.4 million compared with $72.9 million in the first quarter of 2001. First quarter 2002 Metrology bookings were $31.8 million compared to $37.3 million in the first quarter of 2001. The Company's first quarter book-to-bill ratio Book-to-Bill Ratio
The technology industry's demand-to-supply ratio for orders on a "firm's book" to number of orders filled.
This ratio tells whether the company has more orders than it can deliver (if greater than 1), has the same amount of orders that it can was 0.88. Veeco's bookings in the first quarter were 35% data storage, 20% telecommunications/wireless, 13% semiconductor and 32% research.
Management Review of Results
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German lover and later wife of Adolf Hitler. They began living together in 1936, but the liaison was kept secret, and she was never seen in public with him. They were married hours before their double suicide on April 30, 1945. , Veeco's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, "While industry conditions remain difficult, we are pleased to have surpassed both our revenue and earnings forecasts for the first quarter, delivering a break-even quarter at the cash operating level rather than a loss as forecasted. These results were achieved through cost reductions and higher than forecasted revenues, despite a 36% decrease in revenues from the prior year first quarter."
"Veeco's bookings in the first quarter of 2002 decreased 36% from the prior year first quarter, but improved 5% sequentially, in line with our guidance. New technology buys prompted a 38% increase in data storage orders over the prior quarter, a 27% increase in semiconductor orders and a 22% increase in telecommunications/wireless orders. We experienced seasonal weakness in research bookings, which while higher than the first quarter of 2001, were down 26% compared to the fourth quarter. Veeco's first quarter orders from the Asia Pacific region were up 149% sequentially, reflecting significant activity in wireless and semiconductor applications. Net bookings were up sharply in the first quarter versus the prior quarter, as order cancellations were insignificant. We are pleased that Veeco's market diversification Diversification
A risk management technique that mixes a wide variety of investments within a portfolio. It is designed to minimize the impact of any one security on overall portfolio performance.
Diversification is possibly the greatest way to reduce the risk. has enabled us to report two consecutive quarters of modest order improvement despite swings within our different industry groups. We expect additional technology order growth to continue in the second quarter."
Veeco currently estimates that second quarter 2002 sales will be in the range of $75-80 million, with cash earnings per share again approximating break-even (using a 35% tax rate and excluding amortization expense). Veeco currently forecasts that second quarter 2002 bookings will be greater than $70 million, sequentially up from the first quarter. Veeco continues to expect overall market recovery to result in sequential bookings and revenue growth in the second half of 2002.
Investor Conference Call/ Webcast
As previously announced, Veeco is hosting an investor conference call this morning, Friday Friday: see Sabbath; week.
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See : Servant , April 26th, at 10 am ET to review the Company's financials and operations for the first quarter of 2002. Interested parties may listen to the call live by calling 800-314-7867 or through an audio webcast at http://www.veeco.com (click on Investor Information), where this call will be archived for future reference. A telephonic playback Playback could mean:
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Veeco Instruments Inc. Consolidated Statements of Operations (In thousands, except per share data) Unaudited Three Months Ended March 31, 2002 2001 ------------- ------------- Net sales $80,149 $125,386 Cost of sales 46,414 66,696 ------------- ------------- Gross profit 33,735 58,690 Costs and expenses: Research and development expense 13,329 15,107 Selling, general and administrative expense 19,037 21,134 Amortization expense 3,747 1,436 Restructuring expense 837 - Other expense, net 49 1,406 ------------- ------------- Operating (loss) income (3,264) 19,607 Interest expense (income), net 1,486 (767) ------------- ------------- (Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes (4,750) 20,374 Income tax (benefit) provision (1,598) 7,158 ------------- ------------- (Loss) income from continuing operations (3,152) 13,216 Loss from discontinued operations, (net of income taxes) - (343) Loss on disposal of discontinued operations, (net of income taxes) (346) - ------------- ------------- Net (loss) income $ (3,498) $ 12,873 ============= ============= (Loss) income per common share from continuing operations $ (0.11) $ 0.54 Loss from discontinued operations (0.01) (0.02) ------------- ------------- Net (loss) income per common share $ (0.12) $ 0.52 ============= ============= Diluted (loss) income per common share from continuing operations $ (0.11) $ 0.52 Loss from discontinued operations (0.01) (0.01) ------------- ------------- Diluted net (loss) income per common share $ (0.12) $ 0.51 ============= ============= Cash earnings per share $ (0.00)(1) $ 0.56 (2) Weighted average shares outstanding 29,021 24,678 Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 29,413 25,230 ============= ============= (1) Cash earnings per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2002 is calculated by adjusting diluted net (loss) per common share to a 35% tax rate and excludes amortization expense of $3.7 million and a $0.8 million charge to earnings for severance expenses related to the cost reduction efforts that were initiated in the fourth quarter of 2001. The calculation also excludes $0.3 million of losses (net of taxes) on the disposal of the discontinued operations. (2) Cash earnings per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2001 is calculated by adjusting diluted net income per common share to a 35% tax rate and excludes amortization expense of $1.4 million and $0.3 million of losses (net of taxes) from the discontinued operations. Veeco Instruments Inc. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (In thousands) March 31, December 31, 2002 2001 ------------- ------------- (Unaudited) (Audited) ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $219,108 $203,154 Accounts receivable, net 69,815 88,449 Inventories 99,273 101,419 Other current assets 65,160 69,468 ------------- ------------- Total current assets 453,356 462,490 Property, plant and equipment, net 76,699 78,547 Excess of cost over net assets acquired, net 125,585 125,585 Long-term investments 34,912 23,519 Other assets, net 63,054 65,378 ------------- ------------- Total assets $753,606 $755,519 ============= ============= LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Other current liabilities $76,847 $89,901 Deferred gross profit 9,265 14,566 ------------- ------------- Current liabilities 86,112 104,467 Long-term liabilities 247,088 227,081 Shareholders' equity 420,406 423,971 ------------- ------------- Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $753,606 $755,519 ============= =============