February 15, 2007

Stratasys Reports Record Quarter and Fiscal Year Financial Results

Company Releases 2007 GAAP Earnings Guidance of $1.28 to $1.40 per share

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2007--Stratasys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SSYS) today announced record quarter and fiscal year financial results.

Revenues rose 26% to $29.7 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2006 over the $23.5 million reported in the same quarter of the previous year. Non-GAAP net income increased to $3.9 million in the fourth quarter, or $0.38 per share, which excludes the impact of stock-based compensation expense required under Financial Accounting Standard (SFAS) 123R. This expense, net of tax, amounted to approximately $222,000, or $0.02 per share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006.

GAAP net income increased to $3.7 million in the fourth quarter, or $0.35 per share. This compares to net income of $3.1 million, or $0.30 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2005. Stock-based compensation expenses were not included in the 2005 fourth quarter financial results. Total system shipments increased 33% to 483 units for the fourth quarter of 2006 compared with 363 units for the same period in 2005.

Revenues rose 25% to $103.8 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2006 over the $82.8 million reported in the same period of the previous year. Non-GAAP net income increased to $12.1 million in the twelve-month period, or $1.17 per share, which excludes the impact of stock-based compensation expense required under SFAS 123R. This expense, net of tax, amounted to approximately $972,000, or $0.09 per share, for the twelve-month period.

GAAP net income increased to $11.2 million in the twelve-month period, or $1.08 per share, compared to net income of $10.6 million, or $0.99 per share for the same period in 2005. Stock-based compensation expenses were not included in the 2005 financial results. Total system shipments increased 38% to 1,796 units for the twelve-month period compared with 1,297 units for the same period in 2005.

The reconciliation between non-GAAP and GAAP financial measures is provided in a table at the end of this press release.

"Our fourth quarter and fiscal year 2006 financial results have provided us with several impressive company milestones, which include the strongest quarterly performance in our history, and surpassing $100 million in annual revenue," said Scott Crump, chairman and chief executive officer of Stratasys. "We finished the year with strong performances from all of our major businesses, including 3D printing, high-end productivity systems and paid parts, as well as strong growth in our recurring revenue components.

"The recurring revenue components of our business, which include system consumables and maintenance, generated record levels of revenue, a direct result of the ongoing expansion of our installed base of systems. Our notable announcement last September of our 6,000th system installation, an FDM Vantage to Dell Computer, has already been eclipsed by our 7,000th installation. This continued rapid expansion in system sales should provide for ongoing growth in our recurring revenue businesses.

"Our Dimension 3D Printing business exceeded our plan throughout the year. Although our distribution capabilities for 3D printing are unsurpassed within the industry, we continued to improve this valuable asset with significant expansion in the Asia Pacific region, as well as through extensive educational and training programs, like Dimension University, which increases channel productivity. We are following the successful 2006 launch of the Dimension 1200 line with our recent introduction of a new 3D printer, the Dimension Elite. Our channel partners are excited about this new product, and we believe 2007 is looking to be another strong year for 3D printing.

"We have successfully transitioned from Eden product distribution, and have streamlined our resources for the purpose of growing our proprietary FDM productivity system business. This renewed focus should benefit from an acceleration of product development that began in 2005. In addition, we believe our 2007 high-end product initiatives will better position our company for direct digital manufacturing, or in other words, the manufacture of end-use parts.

"Our paid parts business grew by 45% in 2006, a direct result of our highly-successful online part quoting, ordering and fulfillment service, RedEyeRPM.com. The paid parts service is a high-margin and rapidly growing business opportunity. We will be adding capacity for paid parts in 2007, and expect another strong year of growth.

"In addition, given that most customers buy parts before buying a system, we view this service as a profitable tool for sourcing system sales. Notably, direct digital manufacturing orders contributed to a significant portion of our paid parts business in 2006, and we believe this an indicator of new applications for our technology.

"We continue to believe a significant opportunity exists in 3D printing, which could exceed 500,000 printers worldwide. However, the opportunity presented by direct digital manufacturing is potentially larger, and we have made tangible progress at targeting that opportunity within our paid parts business and within new system development.

"We have transitioned and realigned our high-end productivity system business to focus on our proprietary products. And regardless of the opportunity or application, as we grow our installed base of systems, we are positioned to continue growing our highly-profitable recurring revenue streams.

"Our guidance for fiscal 2007 demonstrates our belief in another strong year, and we are excited about the opportunities ahead," Crump concluded.

Stratasys released the following information regarding its financial guidance for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2007:



  • Revenue guidance of $105 million to $110 million.
  • Non-GAAP earnings guidance of $1.37 to $1.49 per share, which excludes the impact of stock-based compensation required under SFAS 123R.
  • GAAP earnings guidance of $1.28 to $1.40 per share.

The reconciliation between non-GAAP and GAAP financial projections is provided in a table at the end of this press release.

Included in this release is a reclassification of costs related to the company's customer service department. Historically, costs associated with customer service have been accounted for as an SG&A expense. The customer service department performs services related directly to the maintenance and installation of systems. These activities are related to the revenue generating process, and therefore, should be included in the cost of sales. The change is reflected in our 2006 fourth quarter and fiscal year financial tables, with quarterly restatements for fiscal 2006 provided in a table at the end of this press release. These reclassifications have no impact on operating profit or net income.

The company will hold a conference call to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal year 2006 financial results on February 15, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. EST. To access the call, dial 877-407-8035 (or 201-689-8035 internationally). A recording of the call will be available for two weeks. To access the recording, dial 877-660-6853 (or 201-612-7415 internationally) and enter account 286 and conference I.D. 229919.

A live webcast will be available through the Investors section of the Stratasys Web site (www.stratasys.com). A replay of the webcast will be made available on the Stratasys Web site for 90 days.

Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis, manufactures office-based rapid prototyping and manufacturing systems and 3D printers and offers rapid prototyping and manufacturing parts services. According to Wohlers Report 2006, Stratasys supplied 34 percent of all systems installed worldwide in 2005, making it the unit market leader, for the fourth consecutive year. Stratasys owns the rapid prototyping process known as fused deposition modeling (FDM). The process creates functional models and end-use parts directly from any 3D CAD program using ABS plastic, polycarbonate, PPSF, and blends. The company holds over 180 granted or pending rapid prototyping patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, education, electronic, and consumer product industries. The company's systems are also used for direct digital manufacturing (DDM) and rapid tooling applications. For more information on the company, go to www.Stratasys.com; www.RedEyeRPM.com; or www.DimensionPrinting.com.

Forward Looking Statements

All statements herein that are not historical facts or that include such words as "expects", "anticipates", "projects", "estimates" or "believes" or similar words are forward-looking statements that we deem to be covered by and to qualify for the safe harbor protection covered by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Our belief that we have the largest part-building service is based on the number of dedicated machines. Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties; these include the continued market acceptance and growth of our Dimension line, Prodigy Plus, FDM Maxum, FDM Vantage, and Titan product lines; the size of the 3D printing market; our ability to penetrate the 3D printing market; our ability to maintain the growth rates experienced in this and preceding quarters; our ability to introduce and market new materials such as ABS-Plus and the market acceptance of this and other materials; the impact of competitive products and pricing; the timely development and acceptance of new products and materials; our ability to effectively manage the period following the discontinuation of the Objet distribution agreement; our ability to effectively and profitably market and distribute the Arcam product line; the success of our recent R&D initiative to expand the direct digital manufacturing capabilities of our core FDM technology; the success of our RedEyeRPM and other parts services; and the other risks detailed from time to time in our SEC Reports, including the annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 and 10-Qs filed throughout 2006.

Non-GAAP Discussion

The information discussed within this release includes financial results and forward-looking financial guidance that are in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). In addition, certain non-GAAP financial measures and guidance have been included that excludes certain expenses. The non-GAAP financial measures are provided in an effort to give information that investors may deem relevant to the company's operations and comparative performance; primarily the identification and exclusion of expenses associated with stock-based compensation required under SFAS 123R In addition, the company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for evaluating comparable financial performance against prior periods.

This release is also available on the Stratasys Web site at www.Stratasys.com.

STRATASYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS


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                      Three Months Ended       Twelve Months Ended
                          December 31,              December 31,
                   ---------------------------------------------------
                      2006         2005         2006         2005
                   (unaudited)  (unaudited)
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Net Sales
  Product          $24,446,872  $18,926,696  $83,449,388  $66,178,670
  Services           5,290,436    4,588,362   20,359,463   16,665,634
                   ---------------------------------------------------
                    29,737,308   23,515,058  103,808,851   82,844,304
                   ---------------------------------------------------


Cost of goods sold
  Product           11,926,379    8,713,206   41,953,162   30,125,996
  Services           2,799,380    2,488,323   10,414,305    8,963,516
                   ---------------------------------------------------
                    14,725,759   11,201,529   52,367,467   39,089,512
                   ---------------------------------------------------

Gross profit        15,011,549   12,313,529   51,441,384   43,754,792
                   ---------------------------------------------------

Costs and expenses
   Research and
    development      1,832,761    1,734,417    6,699,373    6,353,877
   Selling,
    general and
    administrative   8,039,409    6,436,421   29,105,342   23,243,455
                   ---------------------------------------------------
                     9,872,170    8,170,838   35,804,715   29,597,332
                   ---------------------------------------------------

Operating income     5,139,379    4,142,691   15,636,669   14,157,460
                   ---------------------------------------------------

Other income
 (expense)
   Interest income     435,621      383,454    1,648,035    1,616,851
   Other               (25,418)     (84,765)    (320,525)    (491,414)
                   ---------------------------------------------------
                       410,203      298,689    1,327,510    1,125,437
                   ---------------------------------------------------

 Income before
  income taxes       5,549,582    4,441,380   16,964,179   15,282,897

 Income taxes        1,896,208    1,291,781    5,800,000    4,680,000
                   ---------------------------------------------------

 Net income         $3,653,374   $3,149,599  $11,164,179  $10,602,897
                   ===================================================

Earnings per
 common share
      Basic              $0.36        $0.31        $1.10        $1.01
                   ===================================================
      Diluted            $0.35        $0.30        $1.08        $0.99
                   ===================================================

Weighted average
 number of common
 shares
 outstanding
      Basic         10,088,527   10,283,200   10,120,006   10,527,807
                   ===================================================
      Diluted       10,299,602   10,475,919   10,361,583   10,744,583
                   ===================================================
STRATASYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


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                                           December 31,  December 31,
                                               2006          2005

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ASSETS

Current assets
    Cash and cash equivalents               $12,509,861   $10,105,199
    Short-term investments                   21,367,316    20,000,000

    Accounts receivable, less allowance
     for returns and doubtful accounts of
     $1,104,671 in 2006 and $1,584,149 in
      2005                                   25,035,665    20,019,177
    Inventories                               9,925,217    10,887,198
    Net investment in sales-type leases       2,858,054     2,036,386
    Prepaid expenses                          3,368,586     2,289,173
    Deferred income taxes                       459,000       597,000
                                           ---------------------------
        Total current assets                 75,523,699    65,934,133
                                           ---------------------------


Property and equipment, net                  20,412,719    17,294,575
                                           ---------------------------

Other assets
    Intangible assets, net                    4,868,923     4,380,193
    Net investment in sales-type leases       3,271,015     3,143,157
    Deferred income taxes                       915,000       392,000
    Long-term investments                    10,747,689    11,297,550
    Other                                     2,265,200     2,237,985
                                           ---------------------------
                                             22,067,827    21,450,885
                                           ---------------------------

                                           $118,004,245  $104,679,593
                                           ===========================

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities
    Accounts payable and other current
     liabilities                            $10,335,607    $9,545,265
    Unearned maintenance revenue              9,876,719     8,865,253
                                           ---------------------------
        Total current liabilities            20,212,326    18,410,518
                                           ---------------------------

Commitments

Stockholders' equity
  Common stock, $.01 par value, authorized
   15,000,000 shares, issued and
   outstanding 12,360,221 shares in 2006
   and 12,287,205 shares in 2005                124,449       122,872
  Capital in excess of par value             75,726,716    72,465,952
  Retained earnings                          41,960,124    30,795,945
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss         (116,995)     (324,599)
  Less cost of treasury stock, 2,300,029
   and 2,171,529 shares in 2006 and 2005,
   respectively                             (19,902,375)  (16,791,095)
                                           ---------------------------
        Total stockholders' equity           97,791,919    86,269,075
                                           ---------------------------

                                           $118,004,245  $104,679,593
                                           ===========================

STRATASYS, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP TO GAAP RESULTS OF OPERATIONS


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                                  Three Months Ended December 31,
                             -----------------------------------------
                                2006                         2006
                             (unaudited)     Non-GAAP     (unaudited)
                             As Reported  Adjustments (1)   Non-GAAP
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Selling, general and
 administrative               $8,039,409       $(284,283)  $7,755,126
                             -----------------------------------------

Total operating expenses       9,872,170        (284,283)   9,587,887

Operating income               5,139,379         284,283    5,423,662
                             -----------------------------------------

Income before income taxes     5,549,582         284,283    5,833,865

 Income taxes                  1,896,208          62,530    1,958,738

 Net income                   $3,653,374        $221,753   $3,875,127

Earnings per common share
        Basic                      $0.36           $0.02        $0.38
                             =========================================
        Diluted                    $0.35           $0.02        $0.38
                             =========================================

Weighted average number of
 common
  shares outstanding
        Basic                 10,088,527                   10,088,527
                             =========================================
        Diluted               10,299,602                   10,299,602
                             =========================================




                             =========================================
                                 Twelve Months Ended December 31,
                             -----------------------------------------
                                 2006                        2006
                                             Non-GAAP
                             As Reported  Adjustments (1)   Non-GAAP
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Selling, general and
 administrative              $29,105,342     $(1,265,557) $27,839,785
                             -----------------------------------------

Total operating expenses      35,804,715      (1,265,557)  34,539,158

Operating income              15,636,669       1,265,557   16,902,226
                             -----------------------------------------

Income before income taxes    16,964,179       1,265,557   18,229,736

 Income taxes                  5,800,000         294,000    6,094,000

 Net income                  $11,164,179        $971,557  $12,135,736

Earnings per common share
        Basic                      $1.10           $0.10        $1.20
                             =========================================
        Diluted                    $1.08           $0.09        $1.17
                             =========================================

Weighted average number of
 common
  shares outstanding
        Basic                 10,120,006                   10,120,006
                             =========================================
        Diluted               10,361,583                   10,361,583
                             =========================================

(1) These adjustments reconcile the Company's GAAP results of operations to its non-GAAP results of operations. The Company believes that presentation of results excluding non-cash stock-based compensation provides meaningful supplemental information to both management and investors that is indicative of the Company's core operating results and facilitates 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. These non-GAAP measures should not be viewed as a substitute for the Company's GAAP results. The Company adopted the fair-value recognition provisions of SFAS No. 123 revised (123R) to expense stock-based compensation effective January 1, 2006 . Prior to the adoption of SFAS No. 123R, the Company accounted for employee stock-based compensation using the intrinsic value method prescribed by APB No. 25.

STRATASYS, INC.

FISCAL YEAR 2007
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FORWARD LOOKING GUIDANCE


                                      Earnings Per Diluted Share Range
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U.S. GAAP measure                              $1.28 to $1.40

Adjustments to exclude the effects
  of expenses related to stock-based
  compensation under SFAS 123R                     0.09



Non-GAAP estimates                             $1.37 to $1.49


STRATASYS, INC.

RESTATEMENT OF COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH CUSTOMER SUPPORT (1)


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                                     Three Months Ended March 31,
                                 -------------------------------------
                                    2006                     2006
                                 (unaudited)              (unaudited)
                                 As Reported  Adjustments   Restated
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Cost of goods sold
    Product                       $9,033,573          $-   $9,033,573
    Services                       1,390,748     977,611    2,368,359
                                 -------------------------------------
                                  10,424,321     977,611   11,401,932

Costs and expenses
     Research and development      1,433,576           -    1,433,576
     Selling, general and
      administrative               7,542,503    (977,611)   6,564,892
                                 -------------------------------------
                                   8,976,079    (977,611)   7,998,468

Operating income                  $2,822,695          $-   $2,822,695


                                      Three Months Ended June 30,
                                 -------------------------------------
                                    2006                     2006
                                 (unaudited)              (unaudited)
                                 As Reported  Adjustments   Restated
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Cost of goods sold
    Product                      $10,555,355          $-  $10,555,355
    Services                       1,546,319     983,099    2,529,418
                                 -------------------------------------
                                  12,101,674     983,099   13,084,773

Costs and expenses
     Research and development      1,857,945           -    1,857,945
     Selling, general and
      administrative               8,605,360    (983,099)   7,622,261
                                 -------------------------------------
                                  10,463,305    (983,099)   9,480,206

Operating income                  $4,134,306          $-   $4,134,306




                                   Three Months Ended September 30,
                                 -------------------------------------
                                    2006                     2006
                                 (unaudited)              (unaudited)
                                 As Reported  Adjustments   Restated
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Cost of goods sold
    Product                      $10,437,855          $-  $10,437,855
    Services                       1,641,997   1,075,151    2,717,148
                                 -------------------------------------
                                  12,079,852   1,075,151   13,155,003

Costs and expenses
     Research and development      1,575,083           -    1,575,083
     Selling, general and
      administrative               7,953,944  (1,075,151)   6,878,793
                                 -------------------------------------
                                   9,529,027  (1,075,151)   8,453,876

Operating income                  $3,540,284          $-   $3,540,284

(1) Historically, costs associated with customer service have been accounted for as an SG&A expense. The customer service department performs services related directly to the maintenance and installation of systems. These activities are related to the revenue generating process, and therefore, should be included in the cost of sales. The change is reflected in our 2006 fourth quarter and fiscal year financial tables, and in the restatements for fiscal 2006 provided in the following tables. These reclassifications have no impact on operating profit or net income.

CONTACT: Stratasys, Inc.
Shane Glenn, Director of Investor Relations, 952-294-3416
sglenn@stratasys.com



SOURCE: Stratasys, Inc.


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