Perceptron Announces Improved Financial Outlook for Fourth Quarter

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Aug. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRCP), a global leader in advanced metrology technology, today announced updated expectations for the Company’s fourth quarter results. Revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 is expected to be in excess of $18 million, against a range of $16 to $19 million offered as guidance in May 2016, and bookings are expected to be over $20 million for the quarter, well ahead of the $15.8 million reported for the third quarter of 2016 and ahead of the $19.3 million reported in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

W. Richard Marz, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased that preliminary indications of results for the fourth quarter support the Company’s strategic plan, which is backed by strong technology, a global footprint, world class customers and a talented, committed workforce. We continue to see increasing demand for our products, with a steady flow of bookings.”

“As further evidence of increasing demand, we recently announced that a leading global automotive manufacturer has selected Perceptron’s Helix® robot guidance systems for its new vehicle launch. This is the second global manufacturer to choose Perceptron’s Helix® robot guidance solution for their high throughput manufacturing lines. Both Helix® robot guidance systems will go into production later this year.

“In addition, we are pleased to announce that the company has received its first orders from two new industries, aerospace and appliance manufacturing, which we have been developing for some time. We see substantial new opportunities in these and other advanced industries for our technology over the longer term.”

Marz added, “We continue to work on building our business. Our recent attention on improving our sales strategy and structure, better motivating and incenting our team, establishing more effective pricing models and enhancing internal processes to drive margin improvements is gaining traction. Our product development and marketing teams will remain focused on leveraging our technology toward diversifying our revenue sources by industry, geography and product.”

About Perceptron®
Perceptron, Inc., (NASDAQ:PRCP) supplies a comprehensive range of automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection and 3D scanning. Products include 3D machine vision solutions, robot guidance, coordinate measuring machines, laser scanning, and advanced analysis software. Automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing companies globally rely on Perceptron's metrology solutions to assist in managing their complex manufacturing processes to improve quality, shorten product launch times and reduce costs. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, USA, Perceptron has subsidiary operations in Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit

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Contact: Dave Watza, 734-414-4816 Chief Financial Officer

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