Camtek, an Israeli firm that provides automated solutions for enhancing production processes and yield in semiconductor fabrication and packaging, printed circuit board and IC Substrates, announced its third quarter earnings.
The company reported revenues of $22.4 million, which represents a 3% improvement compared to revenues of $21.7 million in the third quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP and GAAP operating income of $1.1 million and $1.0 million, respectively, representing 5.1% and 4.6% of revenues, respectively. Its non-GAAP net income was $0.9 million and GAAP net income was $0.6 million.
Net income on a GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $0.6 million (2.8% of revenues) or $0.02 per share, compared to a net loss of $0.1 million or ($0.00) per share in the third quarter of 2013.
Net income on a non-GAAP basis in the quarter was $0.9 million (4.2% of revenues) or $0.03 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $0.5 million (2.5% of revenues) or $0.02 per share in the third quarter of 2013.
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term deposits as of September 30, 2014 were $24.2 million compared to $20.0 million as of June 30, 2014. The company generated $4.3 million in cash flow for operating activities during the third quarter of 2014.
Rafi Amit, Camtek’s Chairman and CEO, commented, “Strategically the third quarter was very important for us and sets the stage for 2015. We opened a demonstration center for the Gryphon, our 3D Functional InkJet Technology system for PCB solder mask applications, at which potential customers can see the system in action. This will support our efforts to capitalize on the industry interest we are seeing in this product. We remain on track and expect initial commercial Gryphon installations to begin in the fourth quarter, with revenues expected in 2015.”
“Additionally, our semiconductor systems achieved qualification at leading semiconductor manufacturers, some of which we had not significantly penetrated in the past. These are large vendors that are getting ready to ramp up with their new manufacturing facilities and their capabilities. As the demand for their products picks up we expect to see the potential for getting multiple orders and selling significant quantities of tools.”
Concluded Mr. Amit, “For the fourth quarter, we expect revenues of around $20.5-$22.5 million. Looking further out to 2015, we believe the tailwinds are in place for solid year-over-year growth in both revenue and profit.”