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Proto Labs Reports Record Revenue and Net Income for the Second Quarter 2014

Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, today announced record financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Highlights include:

  • Revenue for the second quarter of 2014 increased to a record $52.9 million, 33 percent above revenue of $39.7 million in the second quarter of 2013.
  • Revenue from additive services (3D printing) through the Fineline acquisition completed last April totaled $2.1 million.
  • The record quarterly revenue was achieved through a 19 percent increase in the number of product developers served combined with an increase of 7 percent in spending per product developer.
  • Net income for the second quarter of 2014 increased to a record $11.0 million, or $0.42 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income, excluding the after tax expense of stock compensation and amortization of intangibles, was $11.9 million, or $0.45 per diluted share. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measure” below.

“Our business performed wonderfully this past quarter and our employees executed on many fronts. We rolled out new services for product developers; we completed a strategic acquisition; we transitioned our Firstcut operations to our new factory in Plymouth, Minnesota; and we once again generated record revenues,” said Vicki Holt, President and Chief Executive Officer of Proto Labs. “Over the next couple of quarters, we will be focused on further integration of Fineline and the launch of several new services developed by our Protoworks team.”

Additional highlights include:

  • Gross margin was 61.8 percent of revenue during the second quarter of 2014 compared with 62.5 percent during the same quarter in 2013. The factory move of Firstcut operations to Plymouth, Minnesota, was completed in May on schedule.
  • During the second quarter of 2014, spending on research and development, including the Protoworks initiatives, totaled $3.9 million, or 7.4 percent of revenue. This compares to $2.8 million, or 6.9 percent of revenue, during the second quarter of 2013.
  • Operating margin was 30.2 percent of revenue during the second quarter of 2014 compared to 31.8 percent during the second quarter of 2013.
  • As measured on a year-to-date basis, cash generated from operations totaled $26.0 million. Cash, cash equivalents and investments totaled $105.4 million as of June 30, 2014.

The company also announced that Chief Financial Officer Jack Judd will retire by the end of 2014. “Jack has been an integral part of our success and we will miss his leadership. His influence can be seen everywhere at the company from our initial public offering in 2012 through our consistent growth and profitability to, most recently, the completion of our first acquisition. I will personally miss his advice and guidance, but I know I speak for the Board of Directors and our employees in thanking Jack for his many contributions and wishing him well with his future endeavors. We have started a formal search process and are working diligently on finding a great candidate,” said Ms. Holt.

“Proto Labs has accomplished much during my tenure and I am proud to have been part of the success. Our company is in excellent shape and I leave knowing processes are in place to continue our growth strategies. I look forward to working with Vicki and the Board of Directors through the end of this year on a successful transition,” concluded Mr. Judd.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure

The company has included non-GAAP net income, adjusted for stock-based compensation expense and amortization expense, in this press release to provide investors with additional information regarding the company’s financial results. The company has provided below a reconciliation of non-GAAP net income, adjusted for stock-based compensation expense and amortization expense, to net income, the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP net income, adjusted for stock-based compensation expense and amortization expense, is used by the company’s management and board of directors to understand and evaluate operating performance and trends and provides a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of the company’s business. Accordingly, the company believes that non-GAAP net income, adjusted for stock-based compensation expense and amortization expense, provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating operating results in the same manner as our management and board of directors.

Conference Call

The company has scheduled a conference call to discuss its second quarter financial results today, July 24, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the call in the U.S. please dial 877-709-8150. Outside the U.S. please dial 201-689-8354. No participant code is required. A simultaneous webcast of the call will also be available on the investor relations section of the company’s website at www.protolabs.com/investors. An audio replay will be available for 14 days following the call on the investor relations website of Proto Lab’s website.

About Proto Labs, Inc.

Proto Labs is a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production. Proto Labs provides “Real Parts, Really Fast” to product developers worldwide. Proto Labs utilizes computer numerical control (CNC) machining, injection molding, and additive manufacturing (3D printing), to manufacture custom parts for our customers. For more information, visit protolabs.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical or current facts are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the results of Proto Labs to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. Certain of these risk factors and others are described in the “Risk Factors” section within reports filed with the SEC. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Proto Labs’ future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Proto Labs cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, Proto Labs expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

 
Proto Labs, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
 
    June 30,    

December 31,

2014 2013
(Unaudited)
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 22,854 $ 43,039
Short-term marketable securities 25,255 36,339
Accounts receivable, net 25,187 18,320
Inventory 5,755 5,166
Other current assets   7,645   6,931
Total current assets 86,696 109,795
 
Property and equipment, net 87,313 56,101
Long-term marketable securities 57,325 64,023
Goodwill 28,916 -
Intangible assets, net 4,456 -
Other long-term assets   251   256
Total assets $ 264,957 $ 230,175
 
Liabilities and shareholders' equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 11,818 $ 6,455
Accrued compensation 5,805 6,196
Accrued liabilities and other 3,491 808
Current portion of long-term debt obligations   194   204
Total current liabilities 21,308 13,663
 
Long-term deferred tax liabilities 3,731 3,682
Long-term debt obligations 77 159
Other long-term liabilities 759 1,028
 
Shareholders' equity   239,082   211,643
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 264,957 $ 230,175
 
 
 
Proto Labs, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2014     2013 2014     2013
Revenue
Protomold $ 36,255 $ 27,924 $ 68,949 $ 54,804
Firstcut 14,478 11,825 27,858 22,258
Fineline   2,133     -   2,133   -
Total revenue 52,866 39,749 98,940 77,062
 
Cost of revenue   20,183     14,896   37,233   28,930
Gross profit 32,683 24,853 61,707 48,132
 
Operating expenses
Marketing and sales 7,261 5,550 13,678 10,813
Research and development 3,914 2,751 7,370 5,379
General and administrative   5,534     3,923   10,237   7,917
Total operating expenses   16,709     12,224   31,285   24,109
Income from operations 15,974 12,629 30,422 24,023
Other income (expense), net   (66 )   116   37   119
Income before income taxes 15,908 12,745 30,459 24,142
Provision for income taxes   4,952     4,134   9,401   7,244
Net income $ 10,956   $ 8,611 $ 21,058 $ 16,898
 
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.43   $ 0.34 $ 0.82 $ 0.68
Diluted $ 0.42   $ 0.33 $ 0.81 $ 0.66
 
Shares used to compute net income per share:
Basic 25,620,005 25,258,932 25,597,055 25,030,283
Diluted 26,146,848 25,850,247 26,132,265 25,627,382
 
 
 
Proto Labs, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
2014     2013
 
Operating activities
Net income $ 21,058 $ 16,898
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 4,683 3,582
Stock-based compensation expense 2,248 1,736
Deferred taxes 107 307
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation (1,623 ) (5,929 )
Amortization of held-to-maturity securities 854 633
Loss on disposal of property and equipment - 59
Changes in operating assets and liabilities   (1,310 )   2,162  
Net cash provided by operating activities   26,017     19,448  
 
Investing activities
Purchases of property and equipment (31,625 ) (6,069 )
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (33,864 ) -
Purchases of marketable securities (38,463 ) (57,310 )
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities   55,441     34,280  
Net cash used in investing activities   (48,511 )   (29,099 )
 
Financing activities
Payments on debt (954 ) (166 )
Acquisition-related contingent consideration (400 ) -
Proceeds from exercises of stock options and other 1,806 2,870
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation   1,623     5,929  
Net cash provided by financing activities   2,075     8,633  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   234     (295 )
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (20,185 ) (1,313 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   43,039     36,759  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 22,854   $ 35,446  
 
 
Proto Labs, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measure
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
June 30, 2014 June 30, 2014

Non-GAAP net income, adjusted for stock-based compensation and amortization expenses:

GAAP net income $ 10,956 $ 21,058
Add back: Stock-based compensation expense
Cost of revenue 97 179
Marketing and sales 240 435
Research and development 268 483
General and administrative   645     1,151  
Total stock-based compensation expense 1,250 2,248
Income tax benefits on stock-based compensation   (398 )   (711 )
Non-GAAP net income adjusted for stock based compensation   11,808     22,595  
Add back: Amortization expense
General and administrative 124 124
Income tax benefits on stock-based compensation   (43 )   (43 )

Non-GAAP net income adjusted for stock based compensation and amortization

$ 11,889 $ 22,676
 
Non-GAAP net income per share:
Basic $ 0.46   $ 0.89  
Diluted $ 0.45   $ 0.87  
 
Shares used to compute non-GAAP net income per share:
Basic 25,620,005 25,597,055
Diluted 26,146,848 26,132,265
 
 
 
Proto Labs, Inc.
Revenue by Geography - Based on Shipping Location
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
June 30, 2014 June 30, 2014
Revenues
Domestic
United States $ 39,966 $ 72,988
International
Europe 8,985 18,190
Japan 1,447 3,332
United States   2,468   4,430
Total international   12,900   25,952
Total revenue $ 52,866 $ 98,940
 
 
 
Proto Labs, Inc.
Customer Information
(In thousands, except customer amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
    Six Months Ended June 30,
2014       2013
Number of     Number of    
Customers Revenue ($) Customers Revenue ($)
 
New customers - Protomold and Firscut 1,659 $ 9,169 1,435 $ 7,952
Existing customers - Protomold and Firscut 5,366   89,771 4,644   69,110
Total 7,025 $ 98,940 6,079 $ 77,062
 
Note: the data above does not include customers who purchased Fineline products during the periods presented
 
 
Proto Labs, Inc.
Product Developer Information
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2014     2013 2014     2013
 
Unique product developers served - Protomold and Firscut 8,222 6,885 12,103 10,219
 
 
Note: the data above does not include product developers who purchased Fineline products during the periods presented
 

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