3D Systems Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

- Revenue of $159.5 million on increased demand for production systems, software and healthcare solutions

(PRNewswire) —   3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) announced today its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2017.

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For the second quarter of 2017, the company reported revenue growth of 1% to $159.5 million compared to $158.1 million in the second quarter of the previous year. The company reported a second quarter GAAP loss of $0.08 per share compared to a loss of $0.04 per share in the prior year and non-GAAP earnings of $0.08 per share compared to non-GAAP earnings of $0.12 per share in the second quarter of 2016.

Demand from healthcare and industrial customers as well as strength in EMEA was offset by softer sales in APAC and lower revenue from professional printers.

"We are pleased with the growth in production printers, materials, software and healthcare," commented Vyomesh Joshi (VJ), Chief Executive Officer, 3D Systems. "However, we have work to do in the second half of this year to improve our execution across the company and position ourselves well for long term success and profitable growth in 2018 and beyond."

Gross profit margin for the second quarter of 2017 was 50.6% compared to 50.9% in the second quarter of 2016 as cost savings from manufacturing and supply chain improvements continue to support strategic investments and competitive pricing.

For the second quarter of 2017, operating expenses were $87.5 million compared to $84.1 million in the prior year. SG&A expenses decreased less than 1% to $63.1 million and R&D expenses increased 17% over the second quarter of 2016 to $24.4 million, primarily from investments in production solutions including Figure 4, metals and materials.

"We continue to make strategic investments in IT, go to market and innovation. For the remainder of the year, we will also increase our focus on costs, including operating expenses, in support of 2017 and long term," commented John McMullen, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

During the quarter, the company used $1.0 million of cash from operations and ended the quarter with $154.0 million of cash on hand.

For the first six months of 2017, revenue increased 2% to $315.9 million compared to $310.7 million in the first six months of 2016. The company reported a GAAP loss of $0.17 per share for the first six months of 2017 compared to a loss of $0.20 per share in the same period of the prior year and reported non-GAAP earnings of $0.14 per share in 2017 compared to non-GAAP earnings of $0.17 per share in the first six months of 2016.

"We are keenly focused on delivering production solutions that provide durability, repeatability, productivity and leadership in total cost of operations. We believe our investments, innovation and improved execution will position us well for the long term and enable us to drive the transition in 3D printing from prototyping to production," concluded Joshi.

Revised Full Year 2017 Guidance
Based on the results and plans for the remainder of the year, management revised full year 2017 guidance. For the full year 2017, management expects revenue growth of 2% to 6% resulting in a revenue range of $643 million to $671 million. Management expects GAAP earnings per share to be a loss of approximately 14 cents per share in 2017 compared to a loss of 35 cents per share in 2016. Management expects non-GAAP earnings per share to be approximately flat for the full year 2017 compared to non-GAAP earnings of 46 cents per share for the full year 2016. Additionally, management expects to generate positive cash flow from operations for the full year 2017.

Q2 2017 Conference Call and Webcast
The company expects to file its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 2, 2017. 3D Systems plans to hold a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss these results on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Listen via Internet: www.3dsystems.com/investor
Participate via telephone: 
     Within the U.S.:  1-877-407-8291
     Outside the U.S.:  1-201-689-8345

The recorded webcast will be available beginning approximately two hours after the live presentation at www.3dsystems.com/investor.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements made in this release that are not statements of historical or current facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from historical results or from any future results or projections expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In many cases, forward looking statements can be identified by terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "may," "will," "estimates," "intends," "anticipates" or "plans" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology.  Forward-looking statements are based upon management's beliefs, assumptions and current expectations and may include comments as to the company's beliefs and expectations as to future events and trends affecting its business and are necessarily subject to uncertainties, many of which are outside the control of the company.  The factors described under the headings "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in the company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other factors, could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected or predicted in forward-looking statements. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not, and should not be relied upon as a guarantee of future performance or results, nor will they necessarily prove to be accurate indications of the times at which such performance or results will be achieved. The forward-looking statements included are made only as the date of the statement. 3D Systems undertakes no obligation to update or review any forward-looking statements made by management or on its behalf, whether as a result of future developments, subsequent events or circumstances or otherwise.

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