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Stratasys Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Fourth Quarter Operating Profit Increases 45% on Record Revenue</b></i> </p>

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Stratasys Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results07:00 EST Tuesday, February 07, 2012 MINNEAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- Stratasys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SSYS) today announced fourth quarter and full year financial results. The company reported record revenue of $43.6 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011, a 28% increase from the $34.0 million for the same period last year. System shipments totaled 700 units for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to 632 units for the same period last year. The company reported net income of $5.8 million for fourth quarter, or $0.27 per share, representing a 34% increase over the net income of $4.3 million, or $0.20 per share, for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income was $6.6 million for the fourth quarter, or $0.31 per share, representing a 49% increase over the non-GAAP net income of $4.4 million, or $0.21 per share, for the same period last year. Solidscape Inc., acquired by Stratasys in May of 2011, contributed $3.2 million to revenue and 68 system sales, and was accretive to net income during the fourth quarter of 2011. The company reported revenue of $155.9 million for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2011, compared to $117.8 million for the same period in 2010. The twelve-month period in 2010 included a $5.0 million one-time non-cash charge against revenue. The charge against revenue was taken in the first quarter of 2010 and represents the fair value of a warrant issued to HP in connection with a distribution agreement signed in January 2010. Excluding this charge, total revenue increased by 27% in 2011 over the same period last year. System shipments totaled 2,602 units for the twelve-month period in 2011, compared to 2,555 units for the same period last year. The company reported net income of $20.6 million for the twelve-month period, or $0.95 per share, compared to net income of $9.4 million, or $0.44 per share, for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income was $22.5 million or $1.04 per share for the twelve-month period of 2011, compared to non-GAAP net income of $13.4 million, or $0.63 per share, for the same period last year. Solidscape Inc. contributed $8.2 million in revenue and 174 system sales, and was accretive to net income for 2011. Appropriate reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures are provided in a table at the end of this press release. The table provides itemized detail of the non-GAAP financial measures. “The fourth quarter represented a strong finish to 2011,” said Scott Crump, chairman and chief executive officer of Stratasys. “The quarter and full year results are record performances for both revenue and operating profit. The sales momentum was particularly strong during the final weeks of the year, resulting in a record year-end backlog, which includes over $12 million in system orders. Consequently, we are well positioned as we begin 2012. “As in previous quarters, the fourth quarter benefited from sales of our Fortus 3D production systems. Fortus system revenue grew by nearly 80% during the quarter when compared to the same period last year, with particularly strong sales from our highest-margin systems. The growing demand for functional prototypes and DDM [Direct Digital Manufacturing] applications within the aerospace, automotive and defense industries remain the primary drivers behind this growth. “Consumable revenue reached the highest level in our company's history during the fourth quarter, growing by 25% over last year. Our expanding base of Fortus 3D production systems and the higher material usage rates generated by DDM applications is driving this growth. In addition, consumable usage is benefitting from a growing demand for our innovative new materials. We expect these positive trends will continue throughout 2012. “Revenue within our RedEye paid parts business also represented a record level, expanding by 17% over the fourth quarter last year. Our RedEye business continues to benefit from customers accessing our significant capacity for large orders, as well as our ability to produce large parts made of high-grade thermoplastics. “We are also making progress in our channel development programs aimed at accelerating the sales of our uPrint 3D printer line. This includes recruiting and training 90 new agents by the beginning of the second quarter of this year that will focus exclusively on selling our most affordable products. We expect this new initiative will drive incremental new volume starting in the second quarter. “In addition to expanding our channel, we are raising the incentive for selling our most affordable 3D printers. Beginning late in the fourth quarter, distributor margin for the uPrint line was increased substantially. We believe the new incentive structure will drive incremental focus on selling the uPrint line, and combined with the expansion of our sales channel, will bode well for 3D printer sales in the coming months. “A new initiative we expect to introduce in the second quarter will significantly reduce the manufacturing cost of our most-affordable 3D printers. This revolutionary development is a result of significant investments we have made over the past three years. Most important, this development should help us sustain a favorable margin profile on our most-affordable systems as we become more aggressive with our programs to drive growth. “We observed new developments in our collaboration with HP during the fourth quarter, as they added three new countries to their distribution network in Europe. In addition, we were pleased to see sales of our HP-branded 3D printers grow by 15% during the fourth quarter over last year, outpacing the growth of our Stratasys-brand 3D printers in non-HP countries. “We continue to believe HP could be the ideal partner for worldwide distribution of our 3D printers. However, the full potential and ultimate long-term success of our collaboration with HP will require sales and marketing programs that go beyond current commitments. Consequently, while we remain committed to the HP collaboration, we will continue to accelerate independent channel development strategies. “Given the continued positive momentum within our Fortus business and new initiatives within 3D printing, we are optimistic as we begin 2012. This optimism is strengthened by our record backlog of system orders and a strong pipeline of new opportunities. We remain a healthy company with attractive growth opportunities on multiple fronts, and we look forward to a successful year,” Crump concluded. Stratasys reiterated the following information regarding financial guidance for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012: Revenue guidance of $175 million to $190 million. Earnings guidance of $1.02 to $1.13 per share. The estimated expenses related to employee stock options, as well as the amortization of intangibles related to our acquisition of Solidscape Inc., amount to a combined impact of approximately $0.15 per share for 2012. Stratasys plans to hold a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and full year financial results on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. (ET). The investor conference call will be available via live webcast on the Stratasys Web site at www.stratasys.com under the "Investors" tab; or directly at the following web address: http://phoenix.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-eventDetails&c=61402&eventID=4705490. To participate by telephone, the domestic dial-in number is 800-798-2864, and the international dial-in is 617-614-6206. The access code is 65942427. Investors are advised to dial into the call at least ten minutes prior to the call to register. The webcast will be available for 90 days on the "Investors" page of the Stratasys Web site or by accessing the provided web address. (Financial tables follow)Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis, is a maker of additive-manufacturing machines for prototyping and producing plastic parts. The company markets under the brands uPrint and Dimension 3D Printers and Fortus Production 3D Printers. The company also operates RedEye On Demand, a digital-manufacturing service for prototypes and production parts. Stratasys manufactures 3D printers for Hewlett Packard, which it sells under the brand Designjet3D. In 2011, Stratasys acquired 3D printer maker Solidscape Inc. According to Wohlers Report 2011, Stratasys had a 41-percent market share in 2010, and was the unit market leader for the ninth consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM®) process. The process creates functional prototypes and manufactured goods directly from any 3D CAD program, using high-performance industrial thermoplastics. The company holds more than 300 granted or pending additive-manufacturing patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business and industrial equipment, education, architecture, and consumer-product industries. Online at: www.Stratasys.com This release is also available on the Stratasys Web site at www.Stratasys.com. Forward Looking Statements All statements herein that are not historical facts or that include such words as “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “estimates,” “vision,” “could,” “potential,” “plan”, “intends”, “desires”, “assume” or “believes” or similar words constitute forward-looking statements covered by the safe harbor protection of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These include statements regarding projected revenue and income in future quarters; the size of the 3D printing market; our objectives for the marketing and sale of our Dimension® and uPrint® 3D Printers; our support removal systems; and our Fortus® 3D Production Systems, particularly for use in direct digital manufacturing (DDM); the demand for our proprietary consumables; the expansion of our paid parts service; and our beliefs with respect to the growth in the demand for our products. Other risks and uncertainties that may affect our business include our ability to penetrate the 3D printing market; the success of our distribution agreement with HP; our ability to achieve the growth rates experienced in preceding quarters; our ability to introduce, produce and market consumable materials, and the market acceptance of these materials; the impact of competitive products and pricing; our timely development of new products and materials and market acceptance of those products and materials; the success of our recent R&D initiative to expand the DDM capabilities of our core FDM technology; and the success of our RedEyeOnDemandTM and other paid parts services. They also include statements about future financial and operating results of our company after the acquisition of Solidscape and anticipated benefits of the acquisition. Actual results may differ from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which may cause our actual results to differ materially from those discussed in a forward-looking statement. Such risk factors include our ability to successfully integrate and market Solidscape products, our ability to attract and retain management, and our ability to protect and defend intellectual property. These statements represent beliefs and expectations only as of the date they were made. We may elect to update forward-looking statements, but we expressly disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our beliefs and expectations change. In addition to the statements described above, such forward-looking statements are subject to the risks and uncertainties described more fully in our current report on Form 8-K filed in connection with the completion of our acquisition of Solidscape and in our reports filed or to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Financial Tables & Non-GAAP DiscussionThe information discussed within this release includes financial results that are in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP). In addition, certain non-GAAP financial measures have been provided that exclude certain charges, expenses and income.The non-GAAP measures should be read in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures and should be considered in addition to, and not as an alternative or substitute for, the measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.The non-GAAP financial measures are provided in an effort to provide information that investors may deem relevant to evaluate results from the company's core business operations and to compare the company's performance with prior periods.The non-GAAP financial measures primarily identify and exclude certain discrete items, such as the warrant charge, restructuring expenses, amortization expenses and expenses associated with stock-based compensation required under ASC 718.The company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for evaluating comparable financial performance against prior periods.This release is also available on the Stratasys Web site at www.Stratasys.com.STRATASYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES         CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS                     Three Months Ended December 31,Twelve Months Ended December 31,2011201020112010     (unaudited)   (unaudited)(unaudited)       Net sales Products $ 36,203,136 $ 27,390,340 $ 127,476,277 $ 97,467,028 Services 7,369,270 6,579,013 28,418,086 25,364,673 Fair value of warrant related to OEM agreement   -     -     -     (4,987,806 ) 43,572,406 33,969,353 155,894,363 117,843,895   Cost of sales Products 17,791,760 14,002,547 61,597,044 50,358,570 Services   2,916,348     2,771,905     11,893,208     11,399,356   20,708,108 16,774,452 73,490,252 61,757,926         Gross profit 22,864,298 17,194,901 82,404,111 56,085,969   Operating expenses Research and development 3,672,249 2,563,575 14,359,828 9,755,168 Selling, general and administrative   10,299,981     8,477,780     39,038,316     32,863,463   13,972,230 11,041,355 53,398,144 42,618,631         Operating income 8,892,068 6,153,546 29,005,967 13,467,338   Other income (expense) Interest income, net 224,741 324,547 923,210 921,088 Foreign currency transaction losses, net (458,236 ) (46,991 ) (888,076 ) (617,174 ) Other, net   46,954     21,993     2,311,263     64,086   (186,541 ) 299,549 2,346,397 368,000         Income before income taxes 8,705,527 6,453,095 31,352,364 13,835,338   Income tax expense   2,919,477     2,148,159     10,726,000     4,465,794     Net income $ 5,786,050   $ 4,304,936   $ 20,626,364   $ 9,369,544     Earnings per common share Basic $ 0.27   $ 0.21   $ 0.98   $ 0.46   Diluted $ 0.27   $ 0.20   $ 0.95   $ 0.44     Weighted average number of common shares outstanding Basic   21,207,133     20,758,096     21,132,580     20,579,412   Diluted   21,588,350     21,390,095     21,653,185     21,129,533       Note: Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period balances to conform to current period presentation.   STRATASYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES     CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS             December 31,December 31,20112010     (unaudited)       ASSETS   Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 20,092,200 $ 27,554,411 Short-term investments - held to maturity 14,602,408 8,797,878 Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,089,000 at December 31, 2011 and $1,095,000 at December 31, 2010 26,230,289 20,051,451 Inventories 22,771,460 17,880,714 Net investment in sales-type leases, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $230,000 at December 31, 2011 and $189,000 at December 31, 2010 3,295,039 3,096,911 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 3,259,012 3,384,394 Deferred income taxes   2,973,000     3,447,000   Total current assets   93,223,408     84,212,759     Property and equipment, net   39,669,433     29,872,945     Other assets Goodwill 25,393,967 867,700 Other Intangible assets, net 25,295,032 5,538,014 Net investment in sales-type leases 5,494,753 3,067,446 Long-term investments - available for sale - 1,185,250 Long-term investments - held to maturity 32,581,472 52,504,650 Other non-current assets   112,300     1,210,867   Total other assets   88,877,524     64,373,927     Total assets $ 221,770,365   $ 178,459,631     LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   Current liabilities Accounts payable and other current liabilities $ 19,368,197 $ 12,455,628 Unearned revenues   9,768,610     11,561,521   Total current liabilities   29,136,807     24,017,149     Non-current liabilities Deferred tax liabilities 6,760,000 207,000 Unearned revenues - long-term   2,562,195     1,953,000     Total liabilities   38,459,002     26,177,149     Commitments and contingencies   Stockholders' equity Common stock, $.01 par value, authorized 30,000,000 shares; 26,933,301 and 26,509,518 issued at December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively 269,333 265,095 Additional paid-in capital 118,134,006 107,781,990 Retained earnings 104,011,848 83,385,484 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (99,399 ) (145,662 ) Treasury stock at cost, 5,687,631 shares at December 31, 2011 and 2010   (39,004,425 )   (39,004,425 ) Total stockholders' equity   183,311,363     152,282,482     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 221,770,365   $ 178,459,631       Note: Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period balances to conform to current period presentation.   STRATASYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES                 RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP TO GAAP RESULTS OF OPERATIONS                                     Three Months Ended December 31, 2011Three Months Ended December 31, 2010As ReportedNon-GAAPAs ReportedNon-GAAP     (unaudited)   Adjustments     (unaudited)       (unaudited)   Adjustments     (unaudited)   Net sales Products $ 36,203,136 $ - $ 36,203,136 $ 27,390,340 $ - $ 27,390,340 Services 7,369,270 - 7,369,270 6,579,013 - 6,579,013 Fair value of warrant related to OEM agreement   -     -     -     -     -     -   43,572,406 - 43,572,406 33,969,353 - 33,969,353   Cost of sales Products 17,791,760 (436,012 ) (a) 17,355,748 14,002,547 - 14,002,547 Services   2,916,348     -     2,916,348     2,771,905     -     2,771,905   20,708,108 (436,012 ) 20,272,096 16,774,452 - 16,774,452             Gross profit 22,864,298 436,012 23,300,310 17,194,901 - 17,194,901   Operating expenses Research and development 3,672,249 - 3,672,249 2,563,575 - 2,563,575 Selling, general and administrative   10,299,981     (632,777 ) (b)   9,667,204     8,477,780     (310,544 ) (d)   8,167,236   13,972,230 (632,777 ) 13,339,453 11,041,355 (310,544 ) 10,730,811             Operating income 8,892,068 1,068,789 9,960,857 6,153,546 310,544 6,464,090   Other income (expense) Interest income, net 224,741 - 224,741 324,547 - 324,547 Foreign currency transaction losses, net (458,236 ) - (458,236 ) (46,991 ) - (46,991 ) Other, net   46,954     -     46,954     21,993     -     21,993   (186,541 ) - (186,541 ) 299,549 - 299,549             Income before income taxes 8,705,527 1,068,789 9,774,316 6,453,095 310,544 6,763,639   Income tax expense   2,919,477     243,134   (c)   3,162,611     2,148,159     166,847   (c)   2,315,006     Net income $ 5,786,050   $ 825,655   $ 6,611,705   $ 4,304,936   $ 143,697   $ 4,448,633     Earnings per common share Basic $ 0.27   $ 0.04   $ 0.31   $ 0.21   $ 0.01   $ 0.21   Diluted $ 0.27   $ 0.04   $ 0.31   $ 0.20   $ 0.01   $ 0.21     Weighted average number of common shares outstanding Basic   21,207,133     21,207,133     20,758,096     20,758,096   Diluted   21,588,350     21,588,350     21,390,095     21,390,095     STRATASYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES                 RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP TO GAAP RESULTS OF OPERATIONS                                     Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2011Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2010As ReportedNon-GAAPNon-GAAP     (unaudited)   Adjustments     (unaudited)       As Reported   Adjustments     (unaudited)   Net sales Products $ 127,476,277 $ - $ 127,476,277 $ 97,467,028 $ - $ 97,467,028 Services 28,418,086 - 28,418,086 25,364,673 - 25,364,673 Fair value of warrant related to OEM agreement   -     -     -     (4,987,806 )   4,987,806   (h)   -   155,894,363 - 155,894,363 117,843,895 4,987,806 122,831,701   Cost of sales Products 61,597,044 (1,723,792 ) (e) 59,873,252 50,358,570 - 50,358,570 Services   11,893,208     -     11,893,208     11,399,356     -     11,399,356   73,490,252 (1,723,792 ) 71,766,460 61,757,926 - 61,757,926             Gross profit 82,404,111 1,723,792 84,127,903 56,085,969 4,987,806 61,073,775   Operating expenses Research and development 14,359,828 - 14,359,828 9,755,168 - 9,755,168 Selling, general and administrative   39,038,316     (2,558,356 ) (f)   36,479,960     32,863,463     (1,242,176 ) (d)   31,621,287   53,398,144 (2,558,356 ) 50,839,788 42,618,631 (1,242,176 ) 41,376,455             Operating income 29,005,967 4,282,149 33,288,116 13,467,338 6,229,982 19,697,320   Other income (expense) Interest income, net 923,210 - 923,210 921,088 - 921,088 Foreign currency transaction losses, net (888,076 ) - (888,076 ) (617,174 ) - (617,174 ) Other, net   2,311,263     (1,830,596 ) (g)   480,667     64,086     -     64,086   2,346,397 (1,830,596 ) 515,801 368,000 - 368,000             Income before income taxes 31,352,364 2,451,553 33,803,917 13,835,338 6,229,982 20,065,320   Income tax expense   10,726,000     601,345   (c)   11,327,345     4,465,794     2,220,765   (c)   6,686,559     Net income $ 20,626,364   $ 1,850,208   $ 22,476,572   $ 9,369,544   $ 4,009,217   $ 13,378,761     Earnings per common share Basic $ 0.98   $ 0.09   $ 1.06   $ 0.46   $ 0.19   $ 0.65   Diluted $ 0.95   $ 0.09   $ 1.04   $ 0.44   $ 0.19   $ 0.63     Weighted average number of common shares outstanding   Basic   21,132,580     21,132,580     20,579,412     20,579,412   Diluted   21,653,185     21,653,185     21,129,533     21,129,533     These adjustments reconcile the Company's GAAP results of operations to its non-GAAP results of operations. The Company believes that presentation of results adjusted for the non-GAAP items described below provides meaningful supplemental information to both management and investors.   (a) Represents amortization expense related to acquired Solidscape, Inc. intangible assets. (b) Represents non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $499,444 and amortization expense of $133,333 related to acquired Solidscape, Inc. intangible assets. (c) Represents the tax benefit related to non-GAAP adjustments. (d) Represents non-cash stock-based compensation expense. (e) Represents amortization expense of $1,162,698 related to acquired Solidscape, Inc. intangible assets and $561,094 for the revaluation of Solidscape, Inc. inventory at the time of acquistion. (f) Represents non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $1,587,468, amortization expense of $355,556 related to acquired Solidscape, Inc. intangible assets and expense of $615,332 for the acquisition of Solidscape, Inc. during the second quarter of 2011. (g) Represents a gain of $1,204,408 on the sale of an equity investment during the first quarter of 2011 and a gain of $626,188 on the sale of an auction rate security during the third quarter of 2011. (h) Represents the fair value of a warrant issued during the first quarter of 2010 in connection with the Hewlett-Packard Company OEM agreement.   The Company considers these non-GAAP measures to be indicative of its core operating results and facilitates a comparison of operating results across reporting periods. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures when evaluating its financial results as well as for internal planning and forecasting purposes, however these measures should not be viewed as a substitute for the Company's GAAP results.   Stratasys, Inc.Shane Glenn, 952-294-3416Director of Investor Relationsshane.glenn@stratasys.com