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Mattson Technology, Inc. Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2013


Mattson Technology, Inc. Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2013

FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/13 -- Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Business Highlights:


 
--  Net loss for the first quarter of 2013 was $9.5 million, or a $0.16
    net loss per share. This compares to a net loss of $8.8 million, or a
    $0.15 net loss per share, in the fourth quarter of 2012. Excluding
    restructuring and other charges of $2.3 million, non-GAAP net loss per
    share was $0.12 in the first quarter of 2013, as compared to a
    non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.10 in the fourth quarter of 2012,
    excluding restructuring and other charges of $3.1 million.
    
    
--  Excluding restructuring and other charges, non-GAAP operating expense
    was $11.9 million in the first quarter of 2013 representing a decrease
    of $5.6 million, or 32.2 percent, as compared to $17.5 million in the
    first quarter of 2012.
    
    
--  At March 31, 2013, working capital was $32.3 million, with cash, cash
    equivalents, and restricted cash of $12.7 million.
    
    
--  On April 12, 2013 we entered into a three-year revolving credit
    facility for $25 million with Silicon Valley Bank.

"Our financial performance for the first quarter of 2013 met our expectations as we continued to execute on our cost reduction initiatives while maintaining our focus on strengthening our positions at key customers," noted Fusen Chen, Mattson Technology's president and chief executive officer. "We have sized the company for a return to profitability once industry demand improves, and with the recently closed credit facility we will be able to take further advantage of the improvement in customer demand that we anticipate in the second half of the year."

First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

First quarter 2013 net sales of $20.2 million, essentially flat as compared to net sales of $20.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, but a decrease of $30.3 million, or 60 percent, compared to net sales $50.5 million in the first quarter of 2012.

Gross margin in the first quarter of 2013 was lower at 22 percent as compared to the 34 percent gross margin reported in both the first and fourth quarters of 2012, but met expectations based on the unfavorable product mix that included a high composition of low-margin legacy dry strip systems.

Total operating expenses were $14.1 million for the first quarter of 2013, which represents a decrease of 10 percent and 22 percent as compared to the fourth and first quarters, respectively, of 2012. Excluding restructuring and other charges, non-GAAP operating expenses were $11.9 million in the first quarter of 2013, which represents a decrease of 7 percent and 32 percent decrease as compared to the fourth and first quarters, respectively, of 2012.

Net loss for the first quarter of 2013 was $9.5 million, or a $0.16 net loss per share. This compares to a net loss of $8.8 million, or a $0.15 net loss per share, in the fourth quarter of 2012, and a net loss of $1.1 million, or a $0.02 net loss per share, reported in the first quarter of 2012. Excluding restructuring and other charges, the non-GAAP net loss per share in the first quarter of 2013 was $0.12 as compared to a non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.10 in the fourth quarter of 2012 and a non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.01 in the fourth quarter of 2012. Restructuring and other charges in the first quarter of 2013, fourth quarter of 2012, and first quarter of 2012 were $2.3 million, $3.1 million, and $0.7 million, respectively.

At March 31, 2013, working capital was $32.3 million, with cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash of $12.7 million.

On April 12, 2013, we entered into a credit agreement regarding a three-year $25 million senior secured revolving credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank, part of SVB Financial Group. Under the Credit Agreement, advances are available based on (i) the achievement of certain quarterly EBITDA levels, and (ii) a borrowing base formula equal to the sum of up to (a) 80 percent of eligible accounts receivable and advance billings and (b) 30 percent of eligible inventory, minus any reserves established by the bank. Upon closing, we borrowed $10 million under the Credit Agreement at an annual interest rate of 4.75 percent.

Conference Call

On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time (6:00 p.m. Eastern Time), Mattson Technology will hold a conference call to review the following topics: 2013 first quarter and annual financial results, current business conditions, the near-term business outlook and guidance for the second quarter of 2013. The conference call will be simultaneously webcast at www.mattson.com under the Investors section. To access the live conference call, please dial (970) 315-0417.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) results, this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. The Company's non-GAAP results for total operating expenses and net loss per share exclude amounts listed as restructuring and other charges in the accompanying tables. Management uses non-GAAP operating expenses and net income/loss per basic and diluted share to evaluate the Company's operating and financial results. The Company believes the presentation of non-GAAP results is useful to investors for analyzing business trends and comparing performance to prior periods, along with enhancing the investors' ability to view the Company's results from management's perspective. Restructuring and charges in the first quarter of 2013, fourth quarter of 2012, and first quarter of 2012 were $2.3 million, $3.1 million, and $0.7 million, respectively.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

"Safe Harbor" Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This news release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations and the Company and its industry's outlook. Forward-looking statements address matters that are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: Company expectations with respect to continued growth of its business; growth of the industry and the size of the Company's served available market; the timing of significant customer orders for the Company's products; customer acceptance of delivered products and the Company's ability to collect amounts due upon shipment and upon acceptance; the Company's cash position overall, especially as a result of payments made for inventory and the related collections upon shipment of such inventory; end-user demand for semiconductors, including the growing mobility electronics industry; customer demand for semiconductor manufacturing equipment; the Company's ability to timely manufacture, deliver and support ordered products; the Company's ability to bring new products to market, to gain market share with such products and the overall mix of the Company's products; customer rate of adoption of new technologies; risks inherent in the development of complex technology; the timing and competitiveness of new product releases by the Company's competitors; the Company's ability to align its cost structure with market conditions; the Company's dependence on international sales; volatility in the Company's stock price and any potential delisting of the stock from NASDAQ for the failure to maintain a minimum bid price; and other risks and uncertainties described in the Company's Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information provided in this news release.

About Mattson Technology, Inc.

Mattson Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor wafer processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. We are a leading supplier of plasma and rapid thermal processing equipment to the global semiconductor industry, and operate in three primary product sectors: dry strip, rapid thermal processing and etch. Through manufacturing and design innovation, we have produced technologically advanced systems that provide productive and cost-effective solutions for customers fabricating current and next-generation semiconductor devices. For more information, please contact Mattson Technology, Inc., 47131 Bayside Parkway, Fremont, CA, 94538. Telephone: (800) MATTSON/(510) 657-5900. Internet:www.mattson.com.


 
                                                                          
                         MATTSON TECHNOLOGY, INC.                         
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS             
            (Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)           
                                                                          
                                               Three Months Ended         
                                      ----------------------------------- 
                                      March 31,   December 31,  April 1,  
                                         2013         2012        2012    
                                      ----------  ------------ ---------- 
 Net sales                            $   20,237  $    20,740  $   50,504 
 Cost of sales                            15,869       13,763      33,570 
                                      ----------  -----------  ---------- 
     Gross profit                          4,368        6,977      16,934 
                                      ----------  -----------  ---------- 
 Operating expenses:                                                      
                                                                          
   Research, development and                                              
    engineering                            4,313        4,690       6,630 
   Selling, general and                                                   
    administrative                         7,550        8,009      10,867 
   Restructuring and other charges         2,258        3,066         720 
                                      ----------  -----------  ---------- 
     Total operating expenses             14,121       15,765      18,217 
                                      ----------  -----------  ---------- 
 Loss from operations                     (9,753)      (8,788)     (1,283)
 Interest and other income (expense),                                     
  net                                        299          283         413 
 Loss before income taxes                 (9,454)      (8,505)       (870)
 Provision for income taxes                   54          315         249 
                                      ----------  -----------  ---------- 
 Net loss                             $   (9,508) $    (8,820) $   (1,119)
                                      ==========  ===========  ========== 
 Net loss per share:                                                      
   Basic and diluted                  $    (0.16) $     (0.15) $    (0.02)
                                                                          
 Shares used in computing net loss                                        
  per share:                                                              
   Basic and diluted                      58,728       58,638      58,420 
                                                                          

 
                                                                            
                          MATTSON TECHNOLOGY, INC.                          
                    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS                   
                               (In thousands)                               
                                                                            
                                                     March 31,  December 31,
                                                        2013        2012    
                                                    ----------- ------------
                                   ASSETS                                   
Current assets:                                                             
Cash and cash equivalents                           $    10,811 $     14,354
Restricted cash                                           1,877        1,877
Accounts receivable, net                                 12,611       15,660
Advance billings                                          2,585        1,720
Inventories                                              33,991       33,309
Prepaid expenses and other current assets                 3,456        4,561
                                                    ----------- ------------
  Total current assets                                   65,331       71,481
Property and equipment, net                               6,794        7,387
Intangibles, net                                            438          500
Other assets                                                640          701
                                                    ----------- ------------
    Total assets                                    $    73,203 $     80,069
                                                    =========== ============
                                                                            
                    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                    
Current liabilities:                                                        
Accounts payable                                    $    15,157 $     11,767
Accrued compensation and benefits                         4,140        4,496
Deferred revenue-current                                  7,073        6,189
Other current liabilities                                 6,653        7,518
                                                    ----------- ------------
  Total current liabilities                              33,023       29,970
Deferred revenues, non-current                            2,839        3,059
Other long-term liabilities                               3,668        3,748
                                                    ----------- ------------
  Total liabilities                                      39,530       36,777
Stockholders' equity                                 
    33,673       43,292
                                                    ----------- ------------
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity        $    73,203 $     80,069
                                                    =========== ============

Mattson Technology Contact J. Michael Dodson Mattson Technology, Inc. tel 1-510-657-5900 fax 1-510-492-5963

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