3D Printing market leader Stratasys reported that revenues for its second quarter of FY 2017 was $170.0 million, a negligible decrease compared to $172.1 million for the same period last year. As far as profits go, the results are generally positive: GAAP gross margin was 49.1% for the quarter, compared to a GAAP gross margin of 46.2% for the same period last year, and 47.1% in the prior quarter. Non-GAAP gross margin was 53.0% for the quarter, compared to 55.9% for the same period last year, and 51.2% in the prior quarter.
GAAP operating loss for the quarter was $5.0 million, a significant improvement compared to a loss of $17.1 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating income for the quarter was $11.1 million, compared to $10.2 million for the same period last year. GAAP net loss for the quarter was $6.0 million, or ($0.11) per diluted share, compared to a loss of $18.5 million, or ($0.36) per diluted share, for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $9.2 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to Non-GAAP net income of $6.2 million, or$0.12 per diluted share, reported for the same period last year.
The Company generated $10.9 million in cash from operations during the second quarter and ended the period with $305.3 million in cash and cash equivalents. Stratasys continues to invest into its future with net R&D expenses for the quarter amounting to $23.3 million, representing 13.7% of net sales.
“We continue to allocate resources towards deepening customer engagement within our key vertical markets, and we are pleased with our progress in developing higher quality revenue opportunities,” said Ilan Levin, Chief Executive Officer of Stratasys. “In addition to these vertical market initiatives, we are pleased with the market reception of our new F123 Series, launched in February of 2017, which has resulted in orders of over 1,000 units to date, and has generated significant interest for rapid prototyping applications among professional users.”
Recent Business Highlights:
Announced new solution at the Paris Airshow for producing certifiable aircraft interior parts which leverages a qualification program underway with the FAA, National Institute of Aviation Research, and America Makes. The Fortus 900mc Aircraft Interiors Certification Solution consists of ULTEM 9085 thermoplastic, a new edition of the Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer with specialized hardware and software designed to deliver highly repeatable mechanical properties appropriate for aircraft interior part applications, and the qualification processes and data to ease the certification process.
The company further showcased focus on the aerospace market with announcements of Fortus 900mc Aircraft Interiors Certification Solution adoption by leading parts supplier Western Tool & Mold to produce certifiable aircraft cabin components, as well as collaborations to leverage Stratasys 3D printing solutions to accelerate development and production of next-generation aircraft with Boom Supersonic and Eviation Aircraft.
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing was chosen by Airbus to produce 3D printed polymer parts for use on A350 XWB aircraft, including non-structural parts such as brackets, and other parts used for system installation.
Stratasys also highlights the work done to strengthen MakerBot’s leadership in 3D printing for the education segment with the announcement of My MakerBot, a Chromebook-compatible in-browser platform for managing networked 3D printers and connecting to Thingiverse, integration between My MakerBot and Autodesk Tinkercad, and the new MakerBot Educators Guidebook, the definitive how-to resource on 3D printing in the classroom.
“We have made significant progress in developing solutions that target high-value applications within our targeted markets, and we continue to focus on aligning our resources around this long term strategy,” continued Levin. “We believe this strategy will allow us to help grow the adoption of our products and services over time.”
Stratasys reiterated previously provided guidance for 2017. The Company’s guidance for projected revenue and net income (loss) for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017 is as follows:
Revenue guidance of $645 to $680 million.
GAAP net loss guidance of $53 to $39 million, or ($1.00) to ($0.73) per diluted share.
Non-GAAP net income guidance of $10 to $20 million, or $0.19 to $0.37 per diluted share.
Stratasys provided the following additional guidance regarding the Company’s projected performance and strategic plans for 2017:
Non-GAAP operating margin guidance of 3% to 5%.
Capital expenditures guidance of $40 to $50 million.
Given the expected ongoing negative impact of not recording a tax benefit on U.S. tax losses on the Company’s non-GAAP net income, the Company believes that the rate of growth in its non-GAAP operating income will be the best measure of performance.
Non-GAAP earnings guidance for 2017 excludes $34 million of projected amortization of intangible assets; $18 to $20 million of share-based compensation expense; $2 to $3 million in merger and acquisition related expense; and $8 to $10 million in reorganization and other related costs; and includes $3 to $4 million in tax expenses related to non-GAAP adjustments.