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Stratasys Reports Record Second Quarter Financial Results

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Company Raises Fiscal 2012 Revenue and Non-GAAP Earnings Guidance</b></i> </p>

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Stratasys Reports Record Second Quarter Financial Results07:01 EDT Wednesday, August 01, 2012 MINNEAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- Stratasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS) today announced record second quarter financial results. The company reported record revenue of $49.4 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, a 31% increase from the $37.8 million for the same period last year. System shipments totaled 776 units for the second quarter of 2012, compared to 735 units for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income was $7.0 million for the second quarter, or $0.32 per share, representing a 39% increase over the non-GAAP net income of $5.0 million, or $0.23 per share, for the same period last year. The company reported net income of $3.0 million for second quarter, or $0.14 per share, compared to net income of $4.0 million, or $0.18 per share, for the same period last year. 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, including the expenses associated with the company's current efforts to combine with Objet Ltd. The company reported revenue of $94.4 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2012, a 30% increase from the $72.4 million for the same period last year. System shipments totaled 1,598 units for the six-month period of 2012, compared to 1,302 units for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income was $13.1 million for the six-month period, or $0.60 per share, representing a 39% increase over the non-GAAP net income of $9.5 million, or $0.44 per share, for the same period last year. The company reported net income of $7.5 million for six-month period, or $0.35 per share, compared to net income of $9.0 million, or $0.41 per share, for the same period last year. “Our results represent another impressive quarterly performance driven by the strong positive growth momentum we continue to observe in our systems and consumables revenue,” said Scott Crump, chairman and chief executive officer of Stratasys. “Strong sales of our higher-end Fortus systems helped drive a 33% increase in system revenue during the second quarter, while a 34% increase in consumable revenue resulted from our expanding installed base of systems.” “Our Fortus line of 3D production systems continue to be the growth driver within our systems business, driven by their expanding use for direct digital manufacturing (DDM) applications. We believe the evaluation and adoption of our proprietary FDM technology as a viable manufacturing alternative is still in the early stages of development. To further this potential, we were pleased to recently announce a joint initiative with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop our technology for manufacturing applications. “In our low-priced 3D printing offerings, we began shipments of our revolutionary new Mojo 3D printer on schedule during the final days of the second quarter. The new system comes with everything the commercial user needs to begin printing models – all for under $10,000. We believe the Mojo is the ideal product to attract new customers who had previously viewed 3D printing as unaffordable. Initial orders of Mojo have been strong. “We believe the Mojo combines nicely with our new channel development strategy aimed at expanding the sales of or our most affordable systems through independent sales agents. We are pleased to report that we have now recruited and trained over 120 sales agents in the U.S. that are focused exclusively on selling our uPrint and Mojo 3D printer lines. In addition, we expect to recruit another 30 agents before the year end. “We are making significant progress in preparing for our recently announced plan to combine with Objet Ltd, a privately held global company that manufactures 3D printers for rapid prototyping. We recently completed the organizational structure for the combined company, which has been communicated to all employees, and we are nearing the completion of an integration plan that we will initiate upon the closing of the transaction. Externally, we have received Hart-Scott-Rodino anti-trust approval in the U.S., and have filed preliminary proxy materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We continue to target a third quarter closing of the transaction. “Objet's complementary portfolio of products will allow the combined company to offer customers a broad array of innovative 3D printing and direct digital manufacturing solutions from a single destination. In addition, our combined sales and marketing organization will be impressive, providing for market expansion and cross-selling opportunities for the combined product portfolio. We are excited about the potential of the combined company, and we now expect the transaction will be accretive to non-GAAP earnings per share immediately after closing. “We are pleased with our second quarter performance, and we are very excited about the future. The interest in our industry and the potential of our innovative new products seems to be growing daily. We believe the combination of Stratasys and Objet will further leverage this potential by establishing a premier portfolio of products that can help our customers revolutionize the way new products are designed and manufactured. We look forward to leading this revolution,” Crump concluded. Stratasys revised its financial guidance for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012: Revenue guidance of $193 million to $198 million, versus previous guidance of $183 million to $193 million. Non-GAAP earnings guidance of $1.31 to $1.38 per share, versus previous guidance of $1.29 to $1.38 per share. GAAP earnings guidance of $0.83 to $0.98 per share, versus previous GAAP guidance of $0.97 to $1.13 per share. GAAP earnings guidance includes the estimated impact of Objet Ltd. transaction-related expenses. Financial guidance does not reflect the potential combined performance of Stratasys, Inc. and Objet Ltd., nor does it include the estimated incremental transaction-related costs that would be incurred upon closing of the Objet transaction. In addition to excluding the impact of expenses associated with the proposed combination with Objet Ltd., non-GAAP earnings guidance excludes the impact of stock-based compensation expense and the amortization expense of acquired Solidscape intangibles. Stratasys plans to hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter financial results on Wednesday, August 1, 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://www.media-server.com/m/p/33ip97vj. To participate by telephone, the domestic dial-in number is 888-268-4176, and the international dial-in is 617-597-5493. The access code is 33036697. 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)Cautionary Statement Regarding 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 the expected timing and ultimate closing of the merger with Objet, as well as the financial and operating results of the combined company after, and the anticipated benefits of, the merger; the size of the 3D printing market; our objectives for the marketing and sale of our Dimension® , uPrint® and Mojo® 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. 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. Risks and uncertainties that may affect our business include our ability to penetrate the 3D printing market; 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; the success of our RedEye On Demand™and other paid parts services; our ability to obtain the necessary approvals, including the affirmative vote of the Stratasys stockholders, and to satisfy the necessary closing conditions in order to successfully close the proposed merger with Objet; our ability to successfully integrate and market the combined company's products; the combined company's ability to achieve the expected revenue targets, the combined company's ability to attract and retain management; and the combined company's 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 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. Non-GAAP Discussion The information discussed within this release includes financial results and projections 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 Objet transaction-related 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 available on the Stratasys web site at www.stratasys.com Additional information on the Mojo and 3Z PRO 3D printers can be accessed at www.mojo3dprinting.com; http://www.mojo3dprinting.com/printers/videos.aspx; and http://www.solid-scape.com/news/press-releases/new-3d-printing-system-solidscape. Important Information for Investors and Shareholders In connection with the proposed combination of Objet and Stratasys pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger”), Objet has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form F-4, which includes a proxy statement of Stratasys and a prospectus of Objet, as well as other relevant materials in connection with the proposed transaction. Stratasys concurrently filed the same proxy statement/prospectus with the SEC and will mail it to Stratasys shareholders for purposes of soliciting proxies for voting in favor of the Merger at a special meeting of Stratasys stockholders called for the purpose of approving the Merger Agreement and the Merger. INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS, BECAUSE THESE MATERIALS CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT STRATASYS, OBJET AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. The proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials and any other related documents filed with the SEC may be obtained free of charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or via the Stratasys website at www.stratasys.com. Stockholders may also obtain a copy of the SEC filings free of charge upon written request to Stratasys, Attention: Shane Glenn, Director of Investor Relations, 7665 Commerce Way, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344. Stratasys' executive officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Stratasys in connection with the Merger. Information about Stratasys' executive officers and directors and their ownership of Stratasys common stock is set forth in Amendment No. 1 to Stratasys' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, which was filed with the SEC on April 27, 2012. This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. About Stratasys Stratasys, Inc., Minneapolis, is a maker of additive manufacturing machines for prototyping and producing plastic parts. The company markets under the brands Mojo, 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. In 2011 Stratasys acquired 3D printer maker Solidscape Inc. According to Wohlers Report 2012, Stratasys had a 41.5 percent market share in 2011, and has been the unit market leader for the tenth 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 380 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 Stratasys, Fortus, Dimension, and uPrint are registered trademarks, and Mojo is a trademark, of Stratasys, Inc. STRATASYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES                 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS                             Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,2012201120122011       (unaudited)     (unaudited)(unaudited)     (unaudited)   Net sales Products $ 41,443,572 $ 30,664,384 $ 78,987,247 $ 58,760,588 Services   7,961,855     7,126,422     15,382,282     13,608,346   49,405,427 37,790,806 94,369,529 72,368,934   Cost of sales Products 18,650,930 14,982,787 36,286,970 28,468,051 Services   4,595,285     3,072,613     8,967,050     5,915,025   23,246,215 18,055,400 45,254,020 34,383,076         Gross profit 26,159,212 19,735,406 49,115,509 37,985,858   Operating expenses Research and development 4,157,088 3,725,817 8,509,248 7,073,910 Selling, general and administrative   16,209,680     9,918,643     27,584,472     18,654,882   20,366,768 13,644,460 36,093,720 25,728,792         Operating income 5,792,444 6,090,946 13,021,789 12,257,066   Other income (expense) Interest income, net 192,622 216,599 443,048 422,380 Foreign currency transaction losses, net (140,218 ) (80,868 ) (192,555 ) (211,983 ) Other, net   6,630     112,671     102,901     1,509,285   59,034 248,402 353,394 1,719,682         Income before income taxes 5,851,478 6,339,348 13,375,183 13,976,748   Income tax expense   2,833,852     2,345,699     5,835,222     4,993,604     Net income $ 3,017,626   $ 3,993,649   $ 7,539,961   $ 8,983,144     Earnings per common share Basic $ 0.14   $ 0.19   $ 0.35   $ 0.43   Diluted $ 0.14   $ 0.18   $ 0.35   $ 0.41     Weighted average number of common shares outstanding Basic   21,312,471     21,145,458     21,289,002     21,078,045   Diluted   21,834,318     21,789,520     21,799,629     21,718,985       Note: Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period balances to conform to current period presentation.   STRATASYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES       CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS               June 30,December 31,20122011       (unaudited)       ASSETS   Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 26,968,072 $ 20,092,200 Short-term investments - held to maturity 24,191,472 14,602,408 Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,145,000 at June 30, 2012 and $1,089,000 at December 31, 2011 33,484,094 26,230,289 Inventories 22,524,798 22,771,460 Net investment in sales-type leases, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $214,000 at June 30, 2012 and $230,000 at December 31, 2011 4,747,067 3,295,039 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,118,213 3,259,012 Deferred income taxes   2,973,000     2,973,000   Total current assets   117,006,716     93,223,408     Property and equipment, net   44,986,430     39,669,433     Other assets Goodwill 25,375,310 25,393,967 Other Intangible assets, net 24,618,244 25,295,032 Net investment in sales-type leases 5,265,356 5,494,753 Long-term investments - held to maturity 22,257,058 32,581,472 Other non-current assets   288,049     112,300   Total other assets   77,804,017     88,877,524     Total assets $ 239,797,163   $ 221,770,365     LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   Current liabilities Accounts payable and other current liabilities $ 26,592,399 $ 19,368,197 Unearned revenues   9,762,390     9,768,610   Total current liabilities   36,354,789     29,136,807     Non-current liabilities Deferred tax liabilities 6,760,000 6,760,000 Unearned revenues - long-term   2,656,403     2,562,195     Total liabilities   45,771,192     38,459,002     Commitments and contingencies   Stockholders' equity Common stock, $.01 par value, authorized 30,000,000 shares; 27,025,441 and 26,933,301 issued at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively 270,254 269,333 Additional paid-in capital 121,330,824 118,134,006 Retained earnings 111,551,819 104,011,848 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (122,501 ) (99,399 ) Treasury stock at cost, 5,687,631 shares at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 (39,004,425 ) (39,004,425 ) Total stockholders' equity   194,025,971     183,311,363     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 239,797,163   $ 221,770,365     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 June 30, 2012Three Months Ended June 30, 2011As ReportedNon-GAAPAs ReportedNon-GAAP       (unaudited)   Adjustments   (unaudited)   (unaudited)   Adjustments   (unaudited)   Net sales Products $ 41,443,572 $ - $ 41,443,572 $ 30,664,384 $ - $ 30,664,384 Services   7,961,855     -     7,961,855     7,126,422     -     7,126,422   49,405,427 - 49,405,427 37,790,806 - 37,790,806   Cost of sales Products 18,650,930 (436,012 ) (a) 18,214,918 14,982,787 (561,094 ) (d) 14,421,693 Services   4,595,285     -     4,595,285     3,072,613     -     3,072,613   23,246,215 (436,012 ) 22,810,203 18,055,400 (561,094 ) 17,494,306             Gross profit 26,159,212 436,012 26,595,224 19,735,406 561,094 20,296,500   Operating expenses Research and development 4,157,088 - 4,157,088 3,725,817 - 3,725,817 Selling, general and administrative   16,209,680     (4,268,545 ) (b)   11,941,135     9,918,643     (938,930 ) (e)   8,979,713   20,366,768 (4,268,545 ) 16,098,223 13,644,460 (938,930 ) 12,705,530             Operating income 5,792,444 4,704,557 10,497,001 6,090,946 1,500,024 7,590,970   Other income (expense) Interest income, net 192,622 - 192,622 216,599 - 216,599 Foreign currency transaction losses, net (140,218 ) - (140,218 ) (80,868 ) - (80,868 ) Other, net   6,630     -     6,630     112,671     -     112,671   59,034 - 59,034 248,402 - 248,402             Income before income taxes 5,851,478 4,704,557 10,556,035 6,339,348 1,500,024 7,839,372   Income tax expense   2,833,852     719,140   (c)   3,552,992     2,345,699     448,360   (c)   2,794,059     Net income $ 3,017,626   $ 3,985,417   $ 7,003,043   $ 3,993,649   $ 1,051,664   $ 5,045,313     Earnings per common share Basic $ 0.14   $ 0.19   $ 0.33   $ 0.19   $ 0.05   $ 0.24   Diluted $ 0.14   $ 0.18   $ 0.32   $ 0.18   $ 0.05   $ 0.23     Weighted average number of common shares outstanding Basic   21,312,471     21,312,471     21,145,458     21,145,458   Diluted   21,834,318     21,834,318     21,789,520     21,789,520     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 $632,410, amortization expense of $133,333 related to acquired Solidscape, Inc. intangible assets and expense of $3,502,802 associated with the Company's current efforts to combine with Objet Ltd. (c) Represents the tax benefit related to non-GAAP adjustments. (d) Represents the revaluation of Solidscape, Inc. inventory at the time of acquisition. (e) Represents non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $323,598 and expense of $615,332 for the acquisition of Solidscape, Inc. during the second quarter of 2011.   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. AND SUBSIDIARIES           RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP TO GAAP RESULTS OF OPERATIONS                               Six Months Ended June 30, 2012Six Months Ended June 30, 2011As ReportedNon-GAAPAs ReportedNon-GAAP       (unaudited)   Adjustments   (unaudited)   (unaudited)   Adjustments   (unaudited)   Net sales Products $ 78,987,247 $ - $ 78,987,247 $ 58,760,588 $ - $ 58,760,588 Services   15,382,282     -     15,382,282     13,608,346     -     13,608,346   94,369,529 - 94,369,529 72,368,934 - 72,368,934   Cost of sales Products 36,286,970 (872,024 ) (a) 35,414,946 28,468,051 (561,094 ) (d) 27,906,957 Services   8,967,050     -     8,967,050     5,915,025     -     5,915,025   45,254,020 (872,024 ) 44,381,996 34,383,076 (561,094 ) 33,821,982             Gross profit 49,115,509 872,024 49,987,533 37,985,858 561,094 38,546,952   Operating expenses Research and development 8,509,248 - 8,509,248 7,073,910 - 7,073,910 Selling, general and administrative   27,584,472     (5,863,547 ) (b)   21,720,925     18,654,882     (1,262,528 ) (e)   17,392,354   36,093,720 (5,863,547 ) 30,230,173 25,728,792 (1,262,528 ) 24,466,264             Operating income 13,021,789 6,735,571 19,757,360 12,257,066 1,823,622 14,080,688   Other income (expense) Interest income, net 443,048 - 443,048 422,380 - 422,380 Foreign currency transaction losses, net (192,555 ) - (192,555 ) (211,983 ) - (211,983 ) Other, net   102,901     -     102,901     1,509,285     (1,204,408 ) (f)   304,877   353,394 - 353,394 1,719,682 (1,204,408 ) 515,274             Income before income taxes 13,375,183 6,735,571 20,110,754 13,976,748 619,214 14,595,962   Income tax expense   5,835,222     1,136,310   (c)   6,971,532     4,993,604     118,163   (c)   5,111,767     Net income $ 7,539,961   $ 5,599,261   $ 13,139,222   $ 8,983,144   $ 501,051   $ 9,484,195     Earnings per common share Basic $ 0.35   $ 0.26   $ 0.62   $ 0.43   $ 0.02   $ 0.45   Diluted $ 0.35   $ 0.26   $ 0.60   $ 0.41   $ 0.02   $ 0.44     Weighted average number of common shares outstanding Basic   21,289,002     21,289,002     21,078,045     21,078,045   Diluted   21,799,629     21,799,629     21,718,985     21,718,985     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 $1,113,049, amortization expense of $266,666 related to acquired Solidscape, Inc. intangible assets and expense of $4,483,832 associated with the Company's current efforts to combine with Objet Ltd. (c) Represents the tax benefit (expense) related to non-GAAP adjustments. (d) Represents the revaluation of Solidscape, Inc. inventory at the time of acquisition. (e) Represents non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $647,196 and expense of $615,332 for the acquisition of Solidscape, Inc. during the second quarter of 2011. (f) Represents gain on sale of an equity investment during the first quarter of 2011.   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. AND SUBSIDIARIES     FISCAL YEAR 2012RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP TO GAAP FORWARD LOOKING GUIDANCE         Earnings Per Diluted Share Range   U.S. GAAP measure $0.83 to $0.98   Adjustments   Stock-based compensation expense $0.04 to $0.08 Solidscape, Inc. intangible amortization expense $ 0.07 Objet-related transaction expense $0.29 to $0.33   Non-GAAP estimate $1.31 to $1.38   Forward looking guidance does not reflect the potential combined performance of Stratasys, Inc. and Objet Ltd, nor does it include the estimated costs that would be incurred upon closing the transaction.   Stratasys, Inc.Shane Glenn, 952-294-3416Director of Investor Relationsshane.glenn@stratasys.com