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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

x

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2016

 

Or

 

o

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from               to               

 

Commission file number 000-30941

 

AXCELIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

 

Delaware

 

34-1818596

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

 

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

108 Cherry Hill Drive

Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(978) 787-4000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes ☒  No ☐.

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes ☒  No ☐.

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

 

Large accelerated filer ☐

 

Accelerated filer ☒

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer ☐

 

Smaller reporting company ☐

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act)  Yes ☐ No ☒

 

As of October 31, 2016 there were 29,368,142 shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding.

 

 

 

 


 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION 

 

Item 1. 

Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015

 

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

Item 2. 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

15 

 

Overview

15 

 

Critical Accounting Estimates

15 

 

Results of Operations

16 

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

22 

Item 3. 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

23 

Item 4. 

Controls and Procedures

23 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION 

24 

Item 1. 

Legal Proceedings

24 

Item 1A. 

Risk Factors

24 

Item 2. 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

24 

Item 3. 

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

24 

Item 4. 

Mine Safety Disclosures

24 

Item 5. 

Other Information

24 

Item 6. 

Exhibits

25 

 

 

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PART 1—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.    Financial Statements.

 

Axcelis Technologies, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended 

 

Nine months ended

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

 

    

2016

    

2015

    

2016

    

2015

    

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product

 

$

59,302

 

$

73,795

 

$

180,336

 

$

214,073

 

Services

 

 

6,348

 

 

5,522

 

 

17,286

 

 

16,964

 

Total revenue

 

 

65,650

 

 

79,317

 

 

197,622

 

 

231,037

 

Cost of revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product

 

 

36,360

 

 

45,698

 

 

111,262

 

 

137,443

 

Services

 

 

5,186

 

 

4,440

 

 

13,709

 

 

13,861

 

Total cost of revenue

 

 

41,546

 

 

50,138

 

 

124,971

 

 

151,304

 

Gross profit

 

 

24,104

 

 

29,179

 

 

72,651

 

 

79,733

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

 

8,493

 

 

8,581

 

 

25,607

 

 

24,679

 

Sales and marketing

 

 

5,992

 

 

6,322

 

 

17,742

 

 

17,808

 

General and administrative

 

 

5,988

 

 

6,584

 

 

18,262

 

 

18,916

 

Restructuring charges

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

282

 

 

18

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

20,473

 

 

21,487

 

 

61,893

 

 

61,421

 

Income from operations

 

 

3,631

 

 

7,692

 

 

10,758

 

 

18,312

 

Other (expense) income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

 

53

 

 

7

 

 

161

 

 

16

 

Interest expense

 

 

(1,342)

 

 

(1,274)

 

 

(3,727)

 

 

(3,627)

 

Other, net

 

 

(55)

 

 

(167)

 

 

(352)

 

 

(551)

 

Total other (expense) income

 

 

(1,344)

 

 

(1,434)

 

 

(3,918)

 

 

(4,162)

 

Income before income taxes

 

 

2,287

 

 

6,258

 

 

6,840

 

 

14,150

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

 

136

 

 

157

 

 

(196)

 

 

298

 

Net income

 

$

2,151

 

$

6,101

 

$

7,036

 

$

13,852

 

Net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.07

 

$

0.21

 

$

0.24

 

$

0.49

 

Diluted

 

$

0.07

 

$

0.20

 

$

0.23

 

$

0.46

 

Shares used in computing net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average common shares

 

 

29,221

 

 

28,700

 

 

29,118

 

 

28,480

 

Diluted weighted average common shares

 

 

31,037

 

 

30,466

 

 

30,760

 

 

30,155

 

 

See accompanying Notes to these Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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Axcelis Technologies, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended 

 

Nine months ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

 

    

2016

    

2015

    

2016

    

2015

    

Net income

 

$

2,151

 

$

6,101

 

$

7,036

 

$

13,852

 

Other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

936

 

 

(1,672)

 

 

1,529

 

 

(2,353)

 

Amortization of actuarial gains from pension plan

 

 

26

 

 

18

 

 

78

 

 

56

 

Total other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

962

 

 

(1,654)

 

 

1,607

 

 

(2,297)

 

Comprehensive income

 

$

3,113

 

$

4,447

 

$

8,643

 

$

11,555

 

 

See accompanying Notes to these Consolidated Financial Statements

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Axcelis Technologies, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

September 30,

    

December 31,

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

65,623

 

$

78,889

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

44,993

 

 

36,868

 

Inventories, net

 

 

117,001

 

 

109,408

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

4,701

 

 

4,792

 

Total current assets

 

 

232,318

 

 

229,957

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

 

30,804

 

 

30,031

 

Long-term restricted cash

 

 

6,865

 

 

6,936

 

Other assets

 

 

21,163

 

 

14,860

 

Total assets

 

$

291,150

 

$

281,784

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

20,241

 

$

19,849

 

Accrued compensation

 

 

4,508

 

 

9,059

 

Warranty

 

 

2,597

 

 

3,363

 

Income taxes

 

 

235

 

 

143

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

7,074

 

 

7,863

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

5,057

 

 

4,091

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

39,712

 

 

44,368

 

Sale leaseback obligation

 

 

47,586

 

 

47,586

 

Long-term deferred revenue

 

 

788

 

 

679

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

5,136

 

 

5,387

 

Total liabilities

 

 

93,222

 

 

98,020

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 30,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 75,000 shares authorized; 29,347 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2016; 29,025 shares issued and 28,995 shares outstanding at December 31, 2015

 

 

29

 

 

29

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

533,392

 

 

529,089

 

Treasury stock, at cost, no shares at September 30, 2016 and 30 shares at December 31, 2015

 

 

 —

 

 

(1,218)

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(335,669)

 

 

(342,705)

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

176

 

 

(1,431)

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

197,928

 

 

183,764

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

291,150

 

$

281,784

 

 

 

See accompanying Notes to these Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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Axcelis Technologies, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine months ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

    

2016

    

2015

    

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

7,036

 

$

13,852

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

3,193

 

 

3,608

 

Gain on sale of equipment

 

 

(162)

 

 

 —

 

Deferred taxes

 

 

465

 

 

84

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

3,930

 

 

4,467

 

Provision for doubtful accounts

 

 

106

 

 

 —

 

Provision for excess and obsolete inventory

 

 

1,142

 

 

835

 

Changes in operating assets & liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

(7,898)

 

 

3,541

 

Inventories

 

 

(7,534)

 

 

(19,096)

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(58)

 

 

(3,637)

 

Accounts payable and other current liabilities

 

 

(4,122)

 

 

9,849

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

(704)

 

 

2,967

 

Income taxes

 

 

85

 

 

73

 

Other assets and liabilities

 

 

(8,494)

 

 

(4,120)

 

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

 

 

(13,015)

 

 

12,423

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from sale of equipment

 

 

162

 

 

 —

 

Expenditures for property, plant and equipment

 

 

(2,261)

 

 

(1,329)

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(2,099)

 

 

(1,329)

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decrease in restricted cash

 

 

71

 

 

764

 

Financing fees and other expenses

 

 

(146)

 

 

(847)

 

Principal payments on term loan

 

 

 —

 

 

(14,530)

 

Principal payments on sale leaseback obligation

 

 

 —

 

 

(392)

 

Proceeds from sale leaseback obligation

 

 

 —

 

 

48,940

 

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 

 

1,737

 

 

3,537

 

Proceeds from Employee Stock Purchase Plan

 

 

 —

 

 

213

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

1,662

 

 

37,685

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

 

186

 

 

339

 

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(13,266)

 

 

49,118

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

 

78,889

 

 

30,753

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

65,623

 

$

79,871

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

65,623

 

$

79,871

 

Restricted cash at end of period

 

 

6,865

 

 

61

 

Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

 

$

72,488

 

$

79,932

 

 

See accompanying Notes to these Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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Axcelis Technologies, Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

Note 1.  Nature of Business

 

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (“Axcelis” or the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware in 1995, and is a worldwide producer of ion implantation and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips in the United States, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company provides extensive aftermarket service and support, including spare parts, equipment upgrades, used equipment and maintenance services to the semiconductor industry.

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments which are of a normal recurring nature and considered necessary for a fair presentation of these financial statements have been included. Operating results for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for other interim periods or for the year as a whole.

 

The balance sheet at December 31, 2015 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in Axcelis Technologies, Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015.

 

 

 

Note 2.  Correction of Accounting Error in Prior Period

 

Subsequent to March 31, 2016, but prior to filing the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, the Company discovered a cumulative error associated with the elimination of profits on sales of inventory to its subsidiaries.  This error had no impact upon the Company’s consolidated statement of operations or consolidated statement of cash flows subsequent to the year ended December 31, 2010.  The following financial statement line items reported in the Company’s consolidated balance sheets for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 were affected by the correction of this accounting error:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

Previously Reported December 31, 2015

 

 

Adjusted December 31, 2015

 

Effect
of Change

 

Inventory, net

$

115,904

 

$

109,408

 

$

(6,496)

 

Total current assets

 

236,453

 

 

229,957

 

 

(6,496)

 

Total assets

 

288,280

 

 

281,784

 

 

(6,496)

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(336,209)

 

 

(342,705)

 

 

(6,496)

 

Total stockholders' equity

 

190,260

 

 

183,764

 

 

(6,496)

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

288,280

 

$

281,784

 

$

(6,496)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

Previously Reported December 31, 2014

 

 

Adjusted December 31, 2014

 

Effect
of Change

 

Inventory, net

$

104,063

 

$

97,567

 

$

(6,496)

 

Total current assets

 

185,135

 

 

178,639

 

 

(6,496)

 

Total assets

 

227,654

 

 

221,158

 

 

(6,496)

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(350,887)

 

 

(357,383)

 

 

(6,496)

 

Total stockholders' equity

 

168,352

 

 

161,856

 

 

(6,496)

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

227,654

 

$

221,158

 

$

(6,496)

 

 

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This error was associated with transactions occurring prior to September 2010, at which time the Company revised its methodology to compute and eliminate intercompany profits. However, the Company failed to identify and record an entry to eliminate the cumulative error resulting from the prior methodology. This $6.5 million error resulted in an overstatement of inventory and a cumulative understatement of cost of product revenue as of September 2010.  Thereafter, the effect was an overstatement of inventory and understatement of accumulative deficit for each subsequent reporting period.  The consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2015 and 2014 have been revised to reflect the correction of the error through a decrease in inventory and an increase in accumulated deficit of $6.5 million.  In the opinion of management, the effect is not material to the consolidated financial position or results of operations for any previously reported period.  However, prior year amounts will be revised, as reflected above, in future filings.

 

 

 

 

Note 3. 1-for-4 Reverse Stock Split 

 

As of 6:00 PM Eastern Time on June 30, 2016, the Company effected a 1-for-4 reverse stock split of its common stock. The Company continues to be traded under its unchanged symbol “ACLS.” All previously reported common stock share amounts in the accompanying financial statements and related notes have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the reverse stock split. As a result of the reduced number of shares outstanding after the reverse stock split, the stated capital attributable to common stock on the Company’s balance sheet (which consists of the unchanged $0.001 par value per share multiplied by the aggregate number of shares issued and outstanding), has been reduced. Correspondingly, the Company’s additional paid-in capital account, which consists of the difference between its stated capital and the aggregate amount paid to the Company upon issuance of all currently outstanding shares of its common stock, has been credited with the amount by which the stated capital was reduced. The Company’s stockholders’ equity, in the aggregate, remains unchanged.

 

Immediately prior to the effectiveness of the reverse stock split, the Company retired 120,000 shares of common stock held in treasury to the status of authorized and unissued.

 

 

 

Note 4.  Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company maintains the Axcelis Technologies, Inc. 2012 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2012 Equity Plan”), which became effective on May 2, 2012, and permits the issuance of options, restricted stock, restricted stock units and performance awards to selected employees, directors and consultants of the Company. The Company’s 2000 Stock Plan (the “2000 Stock Plan”), expired on May 1, 2012 and no new grants may be made under that plan after that date.  However, unexpired awards granted under the 2000 Stock Plan remain outstanding and subject to the terms of the 2000 Stock Plan. The Company also maintains the Axcelis Technologies, Inc. Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ESPP”), an Internal Revenue Code Section 423 plan.

 

The 2012 Equity Plan and the ESPP are more fully described in Note 14 to the consolidated financial statements in the Company’s 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

The Company recognized stock-based compensation expense of $1.9 million and $1.4 million for the three month periods ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. The Company recognized stock-based compensation expense of $3.9 million and $4.5 million for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.  These amounts include compensation expense related to restricted stock units, non-qualified stock options and stock to be issued to participants under the ESPP.

 

In the three month and nine month periods ended September 30, 2016, the Company issued 0.2 million and 0.4 million shares of common stock, respectively, in connection with the exercise of stock options, resulting in proceeds of $1.2 million and $1.7 million, respectively.

 

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Note 5.  Computation of Net Earnings per Share

 

Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing income available to common stockholders (the numerator) by the weighted‑average number of common shares outstanding (the denominator) for the period. The computation of diluted earnings per share is similar to basic earnings per share, except that the denominator is increased by the number of additional common shares that would have been outstanding if the potentially dilutive common shares issuable for stock options, restricted stock units and employee stock purchase plan accounts had been issued, calculated using the treasury stock method. The earnings per share amounts presented within our financial statements and related notes and the related basic and diluted weighted average share amounts stated below have been revised to reflect the 1-for-4 reserve stock split described in Note 3 above.

 

The components of net earnings per share are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended  September 30,

 

Nine months ended September 30,

 

 

    

2016

    

2015

    

2016

    

2015

    

 

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

Net income available to common stockholders

 

$

2,151

 

$

6,101

 

$

7,036

 

$

13,852

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding used in computing basic earnings per share

 

 

29,221

 

 

28,700

 

 

29,118

 

 

28,480

 

Incremental options and RSUs

 

 

1,816

 

 

1,766

 

 

1,642

 

 

1,675

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding used in computing diluted net earnings per share

 

 

31,037

 

 

30,466

 

 

30,760

 

 

30,155

 

Net earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.07

 

$

0.21

 

$

0.24

 

$

0.49

 

Diluted

 

$

0.07

 

$

0.20

 

$

0.23

 

$

0.46

 

 

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding does not include options and restricted stock units outstanding to purchase 0.9 million and 0.9 million common equivalent shares for the three month periods ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and does not include options and restricted stock units outstanding to purchase 0.9 million and 1.0 million common equivalent shares for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, as their effect would have been anti-dilutive.

 

 

 

 

 

Note 6.  Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

The following table presents the changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax, by component for the nine months ended September 30, 2016:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

Foreign

    

Defined benefit

    

 

 

 

 

 

currency

 

pension plan

 

Total

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

Balance at December 31, 2015

 

$

(744)

 

$

(687)

 

$

(1,431)

 

Other comprehensive income and pension reclassification (1)

 

 

1,529

 

 

78

 

 

1,607

 

Balance at September 30, 2016

 

$

785

 

$

(609)

 

$

176

 

 

 


(1)

The tax effect for pension reclassification was not material to the consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

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Note 7.  Inventories, net

 

The components of inventories are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

    

2016

    

2015

    

 

 

(in thousands)

 

Raw materials

 

$

77,498

 

$

72,070

 

Work in process

 

 

30,903

 

 

29,219

 

Finished goods (completed systems)

 

 

8,600

 

 

8,119

 

 

 

$

117,001

 

$

109,408

 

 

The value of raw materials shown for December 31, 2015, reflects the correction of an immaterial error discussed in Note. 2.

 

When recorded, inventory reserves are intended to reduce the carrying value of inventories to their net realizable value. The Company establishes inventory reserves when conditions exist that indicate inventory may be in excess of anticipated demand or is obsolete based upon assumptions about future demand for the Company’s products or market conditions. The Company regularly evaluates the ability to realize the value of inventories based on a combination of factors including the following: forecasted sales or usage, estimated product end of life dates, estimated current and future market value and new product introductions. Purchasing and usage alternatives are also explored to mitigate inventory exposure. As of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, inventories are stated net of inventory reserves of $9.4 million and $10.5 million, respectively.

 

 

 

Note 8.  Product Warranty

 

The Company generally offers a one year warranty for all of its systems, the terms and conditions of which vary depending upon the product sold. For all systems sold, the Company accrues a liability for the estimated cost of standard warranty at the time of system shipment and defers the portion of systems revenue attributable to the fair value of non-standard warranty. Costs for non-standard warranty are expensed as incurred. Factors that affect the Company’s warranty liability include the number of installed units, historical and anticipated product failure rates, material usage and service labor costs. The Company periodically assesses the adequacy of its recorded liability and adjusts the amount as necessary.

 

The changes in the Company’s standard product warranty liability are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine months ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

    

2016

    

2015

    

 

 

(in thousands)

 

Balance at January 1 (beginning of year)

 

$

3,555

 

$

1,526

 

Warranties issued during the period

 

 

2,286

 

 

3,543

 

Settlements made during the period

 

 

(3,570)

 

 

(1,611)

 

Changes in estimate of liability for pre-existing warranties during the period

 

 

551

 

 

345

 

Balance at September 30 (end of period)

 

$

2,822

 

$

3,803

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amount classified as current

 

$

2,597

 

$

3,532

 

Amount classified as long-term

 

 

225

 

 

271

 

Total warranty liability

 

$

2,822

 

$

3,803

 

 

 

 

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Note 9.  Restructuring Charges

 

In the first quarter of 2016, due to changes in customer service contracts resulting from a consolidation in our customer base, the Company had severance and other costs related to a reduction in force. Changes in the Company’s restructuring liability, which consist primarily of payments made on obligations of severance and related costs (which obligations are included in amounts reported as other current liabilities), are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

Balance at December 31, 2015

 

$

 —

 

Severance and, related costs

 

 

282

 

Cash payments

 

 

(267)

 

Balance at September 30, 2016

 

$

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note 10.  Fair Value Measurements

 

Certain of the assets and liabilities on the Company’s balance sheets are reported at their “fair value.” Fair value is defined as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date.

 

(a)  Fair Value Hierarchy

 

The accounting guidance for fair value measurement requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. The standard establishes a fair value hierarchy based on the level of independent, objective evidence surrounding the inputs used to measure fair value. A financial instrument’s categorization within the fair value hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The fair value hierarchy is as follows:

 

Level 1 - applies to assets or liabilities for which there are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Level 2 - applies to assets or liabilities for which there are inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability, such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets); or model-derived valuations in which significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data.

 

Level 3 - applies to assets or liabilities for which there are unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are significant to the measurement of the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

 

(b)  Fair Value Measurements

 

The Company’s money market funds are included in cash and cash equivalents in the consolidated balance sheets and are considered a level 1 investment as they are valued at quoted market prices in active markets. The Company’s sale leaseback obligation relating to the sale of our corporate headquarters is carried at amortized cost, which approximates fair value based on an implied borrowing rate of 10.65%. The underlying cash flow associated with our lease payments is being applied to both an interest and principal component using the effective interest method over the associated lease term. The liability is categorized as level 3 within the fair value hierarchy.

 

The following table sets forth the Company’s assets and liabilities by level within the fair value hierarchy:

 

 

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September 30, 2016

 

 

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

 

    

Level 1

    

Level 2

    

Level 3

    

Total

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash equivalents:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money market funds

 

$

54,722

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

 

$

54,722

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sale leaseback obligation

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

 

$

47,586

 

$

47,586

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2015

 

 

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

 

    

Level 1

    

Level 2

    

Level 3

    

Total

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash equivalents:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money market funds

 

$

65,327

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

 

$

65,327

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sale leaseback obligation

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

 

$

47,586

 

$

47,586

 

 

(c)  Other Financial Instruments

 

The carrying amounts reflected in the consolidated balance sheets for cash and cash equivalents (which are comprised primarily of deposit and investment accounts), accounts receivable, prepaid expenses and other current and non-current assets, accounts payable and accrued expenses approximate fair value due to their short-term maturities.

 

 

 

Note 11.  Financing Arrangements

 

Sale Leaseback Obligation

 

On January 30, 2015, the Company sold its corporate headquarters facility to Beverly Property Owner LLC, an affiliate of Middleton Partners, based in Northbrook, Illinois, for the purchase price of $48.9 million. As part of the sale, the Company also entered into a 22-year lease agreement with Beverly Property Owner LLC. The sale leaseback is accounted for as a financing arrangement for financial reporting and, as such, the Company has recorded a financing obligation of $47.6 million as of September 30, 2016. The associated lease payments are deemed to include both an interest component and payment of principal, with the underlying liability being extinguished at the end of the original lease term. The Company posted a collateralized security deposit of $5.9 million in the form of an irrevocable letter of credit at the time of the closing. This letter of credit is cash collateralized and is classified as restricted cash as of September 30, 2016.

 

 

 

Note 12.  Income Taxes

 

Income tax expense relates principally to operating results of foreign entities in jurisdictions, primarily in Europe and Asia, where the Company earns taxable income. The Company has significant net operating losses in the United States and certain other tax jurisdictions and, as a result, does not pay significant income taxes in those jurisdictions.

 

At December 31, 2015, the Company had $124.2 million of deferred tax assets worldwide relating to net operating loss carryforwards, tax credit carryforwards and other temporary differences, which are available to reduce income taxes in future years. The Company maintains a 100% domestic valuation allowance, reducing the carrying value of the deferred tax assets in the United States to zero.  The Company will continue to maintain a full valuation allowance

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for those tax assets until accounting principles require the release of the allowance based on expectations of continuing profitability.

 

During the first quarter of 2016, the statute of limitations associated with a tax position previously taken by the Company expired. The related tax reserve of $0.6 million and accrued interest of $0.3 million that had been recorded were reversed during the nine months ended September 30, 2016.

 

See Note 15 for the effect of the adoption of Accounting Standards Update No. 2015-17.

 

 

 

Note 13.  Concentration of Risk

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2016, three customers accounted for 16.0%, 12.0% and 11.7% of consolidated revenue, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, two customers accounted for 12.3% and 10.1% of total revenue, respectively.

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2015, two customers accounted for 32.8% and 16.1%, of consolidated revenue, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, one customer accounted for 33.0% of consolidated revenue.

 

At September 30, 2016, two customers accounted for 27.0% and 16.0% consolidated accounts receivable, respectively. At December 31, 2015, three customers accounted for 22.9%, 12.7% and 11.6% of accounts receivable, respectively.

 

 

 

Note 14.  Contingencies

 

(a)  Litigation

 

The Company is, from time to time, a party to litigation that arises in the normal course of its business operations. The Company is not presently a party to any litigation that it believes might have a material adverse effect on its business operations.

 

(b)  Indemnifications

 

The Company’s system sales agreements typically include provisions under which the Company agrees to take certain actions, provide certain remedies and defend its customers against third-party claims of intellectual property infringement under specified conditions and to indemnify customers against any damage and costs awarded in connection with such claims. The Company has not incurred any material costs as a result of such indemnifications and has not accrued any liabilities related to such obligations in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

Note 15.  Recent Accounting Guidance

 

Accounting Standards or Updates Recently Adopted

 

In November 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2015-17, “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes.” The amendments in this ASU require entities that present classified statements of financial position to classify deferred tax liabilities and assets as noncurrent. They apply to all entities that present a classified statement of financial position. For public business entities, the amendments in this ASU are effective for financial statements issued for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within those annual periods. The Company adopted ASU No. 2015-17 

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early, effective June 30, 2016, on a prospective basis.  As a result, we have presented all deferred tax assets and liabilities as noncurrent on our consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2016, reducing current deferred tax assets by $0.2 million, long-term deferred tax assets by $0.3 million and short-term deferred tax liabilities by $0.5 million. The current deferred tax assets and liabilities on our consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2015, have not been reclassified.  

 

Accounting Standards or Updates Not Yet Effective

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers,” which provides guidance for revenue recognition. The standard’s core principle is that a company will recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. In April 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-10, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (Topic 606): Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing, which further clarifies performance obligations in a contract with a customer. In May 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-12, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (Topic 606): Narrow-Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients, which provides a more narrow interpretation of ASU No. 2014-09. These ASUs are effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017 and interim periods within those annual periods. We are currently assessing the potential impact the adoption of these standards will have on our financial statements.

 

In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-11, “Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory,” which changes the inventory measurement principles for entities using the first-in, first-out (FIFO) or average cost methods. For entities utilizing one of these methods, the inventory measurement principle will change from lower of cost or market to the lower of cost and net realizable value. Net realizable value is the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business, less the reasonably predictable costs of completion, disposal and transportation. The amendments are effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016. The adoption of this ASU will not have a material impact on our financial statements and disclosures.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02 “Leases.” The ASU requires lessees to recognize the rights and obligations created by most leases as assets and liabilities on their balance sheet and continue to recognize expenses on their income statement over the lease term. It will also require disclosures designed to give financial statement users information on the amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. The guidance is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those years. Early adoption is permitted for all entities. We are currently evaluating the impact of ASU 2016-02 on the consolidated financial statements and disclosures.

 

In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-09 “Compensation — Stock Compensation,” which changes the accounting for stock-based payment transactions, including the income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities, and classification on the statement of cash flows. For public business entities, the amendments in this ASU are effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within those annual periods. Early adoption is permitted for all entities and any entity that elects early adoption must adopt all of the amendments in the same period.  The adoption of this ASU will not have a material impact on our financial statements and disclosures.

 

 

 

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Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

Certain statements in "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Words such as may, will, should, would, anticipates, expects, intends, plans, believes, seeks, estimates and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are based on current expectations and entail various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include, among other things, those set forth under "Liquidity and Capital Resources" and under “Risk Factors” in Part II, Item 1A to our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, which discussion is incorporated herein by reference. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's analysis only as of the date hereof. We assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or changes in factors or assumptions affecting forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.

 

 

Overview

 

Axcelis is a worldwide producer of ion implantation and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips in the United States, Europe and Asia.  In addition, the Company provides extensive aftermarket service and support, including spare parts, equipment upgrades and maintenance services to the semiconductor industry worldwide.  Consolidation and partnering within the semiconductor manufacturing industry has resulted in a small number of customers representing a substantial portion of our business.  Our ten largest customers accounted for 69.0% of total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2016.

 

Our product development and manufacturing activities occur primarily in the United States.  Axcelis’ equipment and service products are highly technical and are sold primarily through a direct sales force in the United States, Europe and Asia.

 

Demand for semiconductor manufacturing equipment and services has historically been subject to cyclical industry conditions reflecting our customers’ responses to changes in the nature and timing of technological advances in fabrication processes, supply and demand for chips, and global economic and market conditions. Separately from overall market demand, Axcelis’ results are also impacted by our customers’ decisions to purchase our products rather than our competitors’ systems. Our financial results in 2015 reflected increased sales of our innovative Purion ion implantation systems over 2014. Purion sales in the first three quarters of 2016 as compared to the same period in 2015 have declined as a result of a decrease in purchasing by dynamic random access memory (DRAM) sector customers. In 2015 and throughout 2016, we have continued to invest in research and development programs related to our Purion products. We expect to continue to grow Purion system sales, gain market share and improve gross margins.   

 

In light of these conditions, Axcelis' results can vary significantly year-over-year, as well as quarter-over-quarter.  

 

Critical Accounting Estimates

 

Management’s discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations included herein and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 are based upon Axcelis’ consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The preparation of these financial statements requires management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. On an on-going basis, we evaluate our estimates and assumptions. Management’s estimates are based on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

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Management has not identified any need to make any material change in, and has not changed, any of our critical accounting estimates and judgments as described in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Conditions and Results of Operations included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015.

 

Results of Operations

 

The following table sets forth our results of operations as a percentage of total revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

Nine months ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

September 30,

 

 

    

2016

    

2015

    

    

2016

    

2015

    

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product

 

90.3

%

93.0

%

 

91.3

%

92.7

%

Services

 

9.7

 

7.0

 

 

8.7

 

7.3

 

Total revenue

 

100.0

 

100.0

 

 

100.0

 

100.0

 

Cost of revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product

 

55.4

 

57.6

 

 

56.3

 

59.5

 

Services

 

7.9

 

5.6

 

 

6.9

 

6.0

 

Total cost of revenue

 

63.3

 

63.2

 

 

63.2

 

65.5

 

Gross profit

 

36.7

 

36.8

 

 

36.8

 

34.5

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

12.9

 

10.8

 

 

13.0

 

10.7

 

Sales and marketing

 

9.1

 

8.0

 

 

9.0

 

7.7

 

General and administrative

 

9.1

 

8.3

 

 

9.2

 

8.2

 

Restructuring charges

 

 —

 

 —

 

 

0.1

 

 —

 

Total operating expenses

 

31.1

 

27.1

 

 

31.3

 

26.6

 

Income from operations

 

5.6

 

9.7

 

 

5.5

 

7.9

 

Other (expense) income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

0.1

 

 —

 

 

0.1

 

 —

 

Interest expense

 

(2.0)

 

(1.6)

 

 

(1.9)

 

(1.6)

 

Other, net

 

(0.1)

 

(0.2)

 

 

(0.2)

 

(0.2)

 

Total other expense

 

(2.0)

 

(1.8)

 

 

(2.0)

 

(1.8)

 

Income before income taxes

 

3.6

 

7.9

 

 

3.5

 

6.1

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

0.2

 

0.2

 

 

(0.1)

 

0.1

 

Net income

 

3.4

%

7.7

%

 

3.6

%

6.0

%

 

Revenue

 

The following table sets forth our revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended 

 

Period-to-Period

 

Nine months ended

 

Period-to-Period

 

 

 

September 30,

 

Change

 

September 30,

 

Change

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

$

 

%  

 

2016

 

2015

 

$

 

%  

 

 

 

(dollars in thousands)

 

Revenue:

    

 

    

    

 

    

    

 

    

    

    

    

 

    

    

 

    

    

 

    

 

    

 

Product

 

$

59,302

 

$

73,795

 

$

(14,493)

 

(19.6)

%  

$

180,336

 

$

214,073

 

$

(33,737)

 

(15.8)

%

Percentage of revenue

 

 

90.3

%  

 

93.0

%  

 

 

 

 

 

 

91.3

%  

 

92.7

%  

 

 

 

 

 

Services

 

 

6,348

 

 

5,522

 

 

826

 

15.0

%  

 

17,286

 

 

16,964

 

 

322

 

1.9

%

Percentage of revenue

 

 

9.7

%  

 

7.0

%  

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.7

%  

 

7.3

%  

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenue

 

$

65,650

 

$

79,317

 

$

(13,667)

 

(17.2)