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Xcerra Announces Third Quarter Results

Third Fiscal Quarter Notables:

  • Semiconductor Test Solutions Segment: net sales up 19% from Q2FY16
  • Initial orders received for flat panel display driver market
  • Five new evaluations for MT2168, our next gen Pick and Place Handler
  • Third customer begins evaluation of InCarrier solution for WLCSP

NORWOOD, Mass., June 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA), today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2016.

Net sales for the quarter were $82,237,000 compared to the prior quarter’s sales of $72,334,000. GAAP net income for the quarter was $3,157,000, or $0.06 per diluted share. Excluding an impairment charge of $601,000 related to property held for sale, the income from discontinued operations of $2,189,000, tax benefit from divestiture of $1,929,000, restructuring charges of $120,000, and amortization of purchased intangible assets of $247,000, non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $7,000, or $0.00 per diluted share.

Dave Tacelli, president and chief executive officer, commented, "We made solid progress in all aspects of our business during the quarter, especially within our Semiconductor Test Solutions segment. In addition to the expected seasonal recovery, which we see continuing into our July quarter, we received an initial order for our flat panel display driver IC solution, validating our solution for this new market opportunity.

Our next generation pick and place handler, the MT2168, is in high demand as its superior throughput, modular design and small footprint is generating significant interest in the market. Additionally we began validation with a second customer of our InCarrier handling solution for wafer level chip scale packaged (WLCSP) devices. This evaluation has proceeded quickly and is nearing completion, while an additional evaluation process has begun with a third customer. We expect to receive orders for this solution, with the first production units installed, this calendar year."

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2016 Outlook

For the fiscal quarter ending July 31, 2016, net sales are expected to be in the range of $89 million to $93 million. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter is expected to be in the range of $0.07 to $0.10 per share, assuming 53.5 million fully diluted shares outstanding. The non-GAAP guidance excludes amortization of purchased intangible assets and the tax effect related to the gain on the sale of the Harbor Electronics business.

The Company will conduct a conference call today, June 6, 2016, at 10:00 AM EDT to discuss this release. The conference call may be accessed via telephone by dialing 877.853.5334. The call will be simulcast via the Xcerra web site http://xcerra.com/investors/events-presentations/. Audio replays of the call can be heard through June 8, 2016 via telephone, by dialing 855.859.2056; conference ID number 5824731. A replay of the webcast can be accessed by visiting our web site 90 minutes following the conference call at http://xcerra.com/investors/events-presentations/.

Information About Non-GAAP Measures

Xcerra supplements its GAAP financial results by providing non-GAAP measures to evaluate the operating performance of the Company. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter ended April 30, 2016 excludes the impairment charge related to property held for sale, the income from discontinued operations, the tax benefit from the divestiture, amortization of purchased intangible assets, and restructuring charges. Management believes these non-GAAP measures are useful for internal comparison to historical operating results as well as to the operating results of its competitors, and believes that this information is useful to investors for the same purposes. A reconciliation between the Company’s GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided in the attached tables. Readers are reminded that non-GAAP information is merely a supplement to, and not a replacement for, GAAP financial measures.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements in this presentation about future expectations, plans and prospects for the Company, financial guidance on revenue, financial operating results (including net income or loss), and earnings or loss per share, continued customer adoption of recent product introductions, product developments, potential customer expansion and any other statements about management's future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the Company’s use of the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "may," "will," "would," "should," "intends," "estimates," "seeks" or similar expressions, whether negative or affirmative. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including, but not limited to, the fluctuations in the demand for semiconductor devices, the ability of the Company to win orders from customers for the testing and handling of their new generation semiconductor devices, the fluctuations in the demand of our customer’s devices in the marketplace, the Company’s ability to timely develop new products, options and software applications, the level of customer demand for such products, options and software applications, the Company’s ability to meet acceptance requirements for newly developed products, the conditions affecting the markets in which we compete, the Company’s ability to meet its debt service obligations under its existing credit arrangement with Silicon Valley Bank, as well as the other important factors as are described in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including those included under the heading “Risk Factors" in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2016. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this presentation.

About Xcerra

Xcerra Corporation is comprised of four businesses in the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing test markets: atg-Luther & Maelzer, Everett Charles Technologies, LTX-Credence and Multitest. The combination of these businesses creates a company with a broad spectrum of semiconductor and PCB test expertise that drives innovative new products and services, and the ability to deliver to customers fully integrated semiconductor test cell solutions. The Company addresses the broad, divergent requirements of the mobility, industrial, automotive and consumer end markets, offering a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and technologies, and a global network of strategically deployed applications and support resources. Additional information can be found at www.xcerra.com or at each product group’s website; www.atg-lm.com, www.ectinfo.com, www.ltxc.com and www.multitest.com

Xcerra is a trademark of Xcerra Corporation.
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Xcerra Corporation
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
ASSETS April 30, 2016 July 31, 2015
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 75,669 $ 77,858
Marketable securities 59,256 60,593
Accounts receivable - trade, net 77,065 81,313
Accounts receivable - other, net 535 326
Inventories, net 71,495 60,593
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 11,174 8,393
Assets held for sale 2,239 10,454
Total current assets 297,433 299,530
Property and equipment, net 26,343 31,450
Intangible assets, net 9,675 10,640
Goodwill 43,850 43,850
Other assets 2,469 2,005
Total assets $ 379,770 $ 387,475
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities
Current portion of long-term debt $ 2,829 $ 2,509
Accounts payable 27,106 27,492
Other accrued expenses 33,981 35,579
Deferred revenues 8,222 7,466
Liabilities held for sale - 1,147
Total current liabilities 72,138 74,193
Term Loan 21,877 23,938
Other long-term liabilities 10,703 10,876
Stockholders' equity 275,052 278,468
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 379,770 $ 387,475

Xcerra Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except earnings per share data)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
April 30, April 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net sales$ 82,237 $ 96,232 $ 232,972 $ 295,907
Cost of sales 46,333 51,664 135,231 161,476
Gross profit 35,904 44,568 97,741 134,431
Engineering and product development expenses 15,438 16,261 45,335 47,947
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 19,475 20,327 56,335 60,749
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 247 425 957 1,410
Restructuring 120 530 504 1,468
Income (loss) from continuing operations 624 7,025 (5,390) 22,857
Other (loss) income, net (1,419) (33) 493 3,546
(Loss) income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes (795) 6,992 (4,897) 26,403
(Benefit) provision for income taxes (1,763) 967 828 3,293
Income (loss) from continuing operations 968 6,025 (5,725) 23,110
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax 2,189 (1,287) 9,765 (2,380)
Net income (loss)$ 3,157 $ 4,738 $ 4,040 $ 20,730
Basic net income (loss) per share:
Net income (loss) from continuing operations$ 0.02 $ 0.11 $ (0.11)$ 0.43
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax 0.04 (0.02) $ 0.18 (0.04)
Basic net income (loss) per share$ 0.06 $ 0.09 $ 0.08 $ 0.39
Diluted net income (loss) per share:
Net income (loss) from continuing operations$ 0.02 $ 0.11 $ (0.11)$ 0.43
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax 0.04 (0.02) 0.18 $ (0.04)
Diluted net income (loss) per share $ 0.06 $ 0.09 $ 0.07 $ 0.38
Weighted-average common shares used in computing net income (loss) per share:
Basic 53,506 54,548 53,837 53,333
Diluted 53,506 55,131 53,897 54,143

Xcerra Corporation
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net (Loss) Income
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
Three MonthsBasicDiluted Three Months Basic Diluted
EndedEarningsEarnings EndedEarningsEarnings
April 30, 2016Per SharePer Share April 30, 2015Per SharePer Share
GAAP net income (loss)$ 3,157 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 4,738 $ 0.09 $ 0.09
(Income) loss from discontinued operations (2,189) (0.04) (0.04) 1,287 0.02 0.02
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 247 0.00 0.00 425 0.01 0.01
Restructuring 120 0.00 0.00 530 0.01 0.01
Impairment of property held for sale 601 0.01 0.01 - - -
Tax benefit from divestiture (1,929) (0.04) (0.04) - - -
Non-GAAP net (loss) income $ 7 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 6,980 $ 0.13 $ 0.13
Weighted average shares outstanding: 53,506 53,506 54,548 55,131
Nine MonthsBasicDiluted Nine MonthsBasicDiluted
EndedEarningsEarnings EndedEarningsEarnings
April 30, 2016Per SharePer Share April 30, 2015Per SharePer Share
GAAP net income $ 4,040 $ 0.08 $ 0.07 $ 20,730 $ 0.39 $ 0.38
(Gain) loss from discontinued operations (9,765) (0.18) (0.18) 2,380 0.04 0.04
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 957 0.02 0.02 1,410 0.03 0.03
Restructuring 504 0.01 0.01 1,468 0.03 0.03
Impairment of property held for sale 601 0.01 0.01 - - -
Tax benefit from divestiture (792) (0.01) (0.01) - - -
Amortization of inventory step up for purchase accounting - - - 1,991 0.04 0.04
Gain from financing activities (Other income, net) - - - (2,685) (0.05) (0.05)
Non-GAAP net (loss) income$ (4,455)$ (0.08)$ (0.08) $ 25,294 $ 0.47 $ 0.47
Weighted average shares outstanding: 53,837 53,897 53,333 54,143

Investor Contact: Richard Yerganian, Vice President, Investor Relations Xcerra Corporation Tel. 781.467.5063 Email rich.yerganian@xcerra.com

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