The ExOne Company Reports 2016 Second Quarter Results

Gross profit and gross margin for the 2016 first half significantly improved compared with the prior-year first half.  The 2016 period was driven by higher volume, especially indirect machine sales, the reversal of a $0.5 million reserve for obsolete and slow-moving inventory, and improved efficiencies.  As noted for the quarter, the 2015 year-to-date period also included costs associated with the Company’s expanded global facilities integration as well as its ERP system implementation. 

Operating loss improved for the 2016 first half compared with the 2015 first half primarily due to higher gross profit and lower SG&A expenses.  SG&A for the 2016 first half was $10.0 million, down $2.5 million, or 20%, compared with the prior-year period for the similar reasons cited above.  R&D expense was $3.8 million in the 2016 first half compared with $3.4 million in the 2015 first half, with the increase reflecting project-related material costs.

Adjusted EBITDA was a $5.0 million loss in the first half of 2016, compared with a $11.4 million loss in last year’s first half.  ExOne management believes that when used in conjunction with other measures prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”), that Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, assists in the understanding of its financial results.  See the attached tables for important disclosures regarding the Company’s use of Adjusted EBITDA as well as a reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA for the quarters and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015.

Capitalization – Positive Cash Flow Reflects Spending and Working Capital Discipline

Cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2016 were $31.9 million, up from $31.3 million at March 31, 2016 and $19.3 million at December 31, 2015.  The increase in cash during the second quarter was driven by improved operating performance and working capital management.  Cash provided by operating activities was $0.8 million in the 2016 second quarter and cash used for operating activities was $0.2 million year-to-date.  Cash used for operating activities during the second quarter and first half of 2015 was $4.0 million and $8.1 million, respectively.  Cash capital expenditures were $0.3 million for the first half of 2016 compared with $2.8 million for the first half of 2015.

Webcast and Conference Call

ExOne will host a conference call and live webcast on Wednesday, August 10 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  During the conference call and webcast, management will review the financial and operating results for the 2016 second quarter, along with ExOne’s corporate strategies and outlook.  A question-and-answer session will follow.  The teleconference can be accessed by calling (201) 689-8470.  The webcast can be monitored on the Company’s website at www.investor.exone.com/.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available from 11:30 a.m. ET on the day of the teleconference through Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  To listen to a replay of the call, dial (858) 384-5517 and enter the conference ID number 13640546, or access the webcast replay via the Company’s website, where a transcript will also be posted once available.

About ExOne

ExOne is a global provider of 3D printing machines and 3D printed and other products, materials and services to industrial customers.  ExOne's business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its in-house 3D printing machines.  ExOne’s machines serve direct and indirect applications.  Direct printing produces a component; indirect printing makes a tool to produce a component.  ExOne offers pre-production collaboration and print products for customers through its network of PSCs. ExOne also supplies the associated materials, including consumables and replacement parts, and other services, including training and technical support that is necessary for purchasers of its 3D printing machines to print products.

Safe Harbor Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties which change over time and are typically identified by words or phrases such as “trend,” “potential,” “opportunity,” “pipeline,” “believe,” “comfortable,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “current,” “intention,” “estimate,” “position,” “assume,” “outlook,” “continue,” “remain,” “maintain,” “sustain,” “seek,” “achieve,” as well as similar expressions, or future conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could” and “may.” Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning future revenue and earnings, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such statements and from historical performance, which include: timing and length of sales of three dimensional (“3D”) printing machines; risks related to global operations including effects of foreign currency and risks related to the situation in the Ukraine; our ability to qualify more industrial materials in which we can print; the availability of skilled personnel; the impact of increases in operating expenses and expenses relating to proposed investments and alliances; our strategy, including the expansion and growth of our operations; the impact of loss of key management; our plans regarding increased international operations in additional international locations; sufficiency of funds for required capital expenditures, working capital, and debt service; the adequacy of sources of liquidity; expectations regarding demand for our industrial products, operating revenues, operating and maintenance expenses, insurance expenses and deductibles, interest expenses, debt levels, and other matters with regard to outlook; demand for aerospace, automotive, heavy equipment, energy/oil/gas and other industrial products; individual customer contractual requirements; the scope, nature or impact of alliances and strategic investments and our ability to integrate strategic investments; liabilities under laws and regulations protecting the environment; the impact of governmental laws and regulations; operating hazards, war, terrorism and cancellation or unavailability of insurance coverage; the effect of litigation and contingencies; the impact of disruption of our manufacturing facilities or PSCs; the adequacy of our protection of our intellectual property; material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting; the impact of customer specific terms in machine sale agreements on the period in which we recognize revenue; the impact of market conditions and other factors on the carrying value of long-lived assets; and our ability to continue as a going concern and other factors disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Because they are forward-looking, these statements should be evaluated in light of important risk factors and uncertainties.

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW.

          
The ExOne Company
Statement of Consolidated Operations
(in thousands, except per-share amounts)
(Unaudited)
          
  Quarter Ended
June 30,
% Change  Six Months Ended
June 30,
% Change
   2016    2015       2016       2015    
                   
Revenue                  
Revenue - third parties $ 11,718     $ 7,358     59 %   $ 20,097     $ 14,149     42 %
Revenue - related parties   37       1,140     (97 %)     72       1,142     (94 %)
    11,755       8,498     38 %     20,169       15,291     32 %
Cost of sales   8,249       7,393     12 %     14,787       14,186     4 %
Gross profit     3,506         1,105     217 %       5,382         1,105     387 %
Gross margin   29.8 %     13.0 %       26.7 %     7.2 %  
                   
Research and development   1,946       1,659     17 %     3,839       3,393     13 %
Selling, general and administrative   4,663       6,343     (26 %)     9,988       12,461     (20 %)
    6,609       8,002     (17 %)     13,827       15,854     (13 %)
Loss from operations     (3,103 )       (6,897 )   55 %       (8,445 )       (14,749 )   43 %
                   
Interest expense   22       30     (27 %)     254       58     338 %
Other (income) expense – net   (205 )     71   NM     (298 )     (79 )   277 %
    (183 )     101   NM     (44 )     (21 )   110 %
Loss before income taxes   (2,920 )     (6,998 )   58 %     (8,401 )     (14,728 )   43 %
                   
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   22       (100 ) NM     18       (159 ) NM
                   
Net loss $     (2,942 )   $     (6,898 )   57 %   $     (8,419 )   $     (14,569 )   42 %
                   
                   
Net loss per common share:                  
Basic $ (0.18 )   $ (0.48 )   63 %   $ (0.53 )   $ (1.01 )   48 %
Diluted $ (0.18 )   $ (0.48 )   63 %   $ (0.53 )   $ (1.01 )   48 %
                   
Weighted average shares outstanding (basic and diluted)   15,994       14,429         15,870       14,426    
                   
                   
NM:  Not Meaningful                  
                   

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