April 28, 2010

Stratasys Reports First Quarter Financial Results

Revenue from Products and Services Increases 21% Company Begins Shipping HP Branded 3D Printers

MINNEAPOLIS, Apr 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Stratasys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SSYS) today announced first quarter financial results.

The company reported revenue of $23.0 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010, which includes a $5.0 million one-time non-cash charge against revenue. The charge against revenue represents the fair value of the warrant issued to HP (NYSE: HPQ) for 500,000 shares of Stratasys, Inc. common stock, in connection with the distribution agreement signed in January.

Non-GAAP revenue, which excludes the warrant charge, was $28.0 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010, a 21% increase over the $23.1 million reported for the same period in 2009. System shipments totaled 610 units for the first quarter of 2010, as compared with 591 for the same period last year.

The company reported a net loss of $443,000 for the first quarter, or $0.02 per share, compared to a net loss of $704,000, or $0.03 per share, for the same period last year.

Non-GAAP net income, which excludes the warrant charge, certain discrete items and stock-based compensation expense, was $2.9 million, or $0.14 per share, for the first quarter of 2010 compared to $5,000 for the same period last year.

Appropriate reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures are provided in a table at the end of this press release. The table provides itemized detail of the non-GAAP financial measures.

"Our first quarter results reflect the positive impact of the economic recovery and a subsequent improvement of business conditions within our core markets," said Scott Crump, chairman and chief executive officer of Stratasys. "Compared to a very weak first quarter last year, we generated strong growth in our system sales, led by a 140% increase in Fortus 3D production system revenue.

"Excluding the warrant charge, gross margin expanded quarter-on-quarter and year-over-year, driven by the growth in total revenue as well as a favorable mix in product sales. Product mix continues to benefit from the relatively strong sales of our higher-priced Dimension and uPrint Plus 3D printers. In addition, operating margin percentage, excluding the warrant charge, reached the highest level since the third quarter of 2008, driven by the higher gross margin and our ongoing efforts to prudently manage operating expenses.

"During the final days of the first quarter, we began shipment of the new HP DesignJet 3D printer. These shipments were in anticipation of HP's launch last week of the new product and its forthcoming availability in five European countries. We are excited about entering this stage of the agreement with HP and believe their expansion into the 3D printer market with Stratasys-manufactured products represents the beginning of a revolutionary new period for our company.

"Coinciding with the introduction of HP's new DesignJet 3D printers, we recently launched an eco-friendly, automated support removal system for our uPrint line called WaveWash. The new product platform is office friendly and easy to use, and will improve upon the whole product experience for uPrint customers by providing a hands-free process to dissolve support material. HP's strategic input was instrumental in our development of the new support removal system, which is also being sold by HP under their DesignJet brand.

"We are encouraged by the positive trends in our business during the first quarter and remain optimistic regarding the balance of 2010. Consumable revenue grew by 22% during the quarter, and could be a leading indicator of a sustainable growth trend. Although our optimism is growing, we remain cautious in our outlook and will continue to control our expenses accordingly. We maintain a healthy balance sheet, which is reflected in our growing cash balance, and we are well positioned to execute our growth plans going forward.

"Most importantly, we are excited to begin the distribution phase of our agreement with HP. We believe HP's unmatched sales and distribution capabilities are the ideal complement to our current channel. Within our market, their brand awareness and marketing muscle has the potential of driving a significant expansion in our 3D printer sales," Crump concluded.

The company plans to hold a conference call to discuss its first quarter financial results on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. (ET). The investor conference call will be available via live webcast on the Stratasys Web site at www.stratasys.com under the "Investors" tab; or directly at the following web address: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-eventDetails&c=61402&eventID=2974532.

To participate by telephone, the domestic dial-in number is 866-277-1181 and the international dial-in is 617-597-5358. The access code is 82043526. Investors are advised to dial into the call at least ten minutes prior to the call to register. The webcast will be available for 90 days on the "Investors" page of the Stratasys Web site or at the provided web address.

(Financial tables follow)

Stratasys, Inc., Minneapolis, manufactures additive fabrication machines for prototyping and manufacturing plastic parts. The company also operates a service for part prototyping and production. According to Wohlers Report 2009, Stratasys supplied 43 percent of all additive fabrication systems installed worldwide in 2008, making it the unit market leader for the seventh consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the process known as FDM.® The process creates functional prototypes and end-use parts directly from any 3D CAD program, using high-performance industrial thermoplastics. The company holds more than 285 granted or pending additive fabrication patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business and industrial equipment, education, architecture, and consumer-product industries. Online at: www.Stratasys.com.

Forward Looking Statements

All statements herein that are not historical facts or that include such words as "expects," "anticipates," "projects," "estimates," "vision," "could," "potential," "planning" or "believes" or similar words constitute forward-looking statements covered by the safe harbor protection of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.These include statements regarding projected revenue and income in future quarters; the size of the 3D printing market; our objectives for the marketing and sale of our Dimension® and uPrint 3D Printers; our WaveWash support removal system; and our FortusTM 3D Production Systems, particularly for use in direct digital manufacturing (DDM); the demand for our proprietary consumables; the expansion of our paid parts service; and our beliefs with respect to the growth in the demand for our products.Other risks and uncertainties that may affect our business include our ability to penetrate the 3D printing market; the success of our distribution agreement with HP; our ability to achieve the growth rates experienced in preceding quarters; our ability to introduce, produce and market new materials, such as ABSplus and ABS-M30, and the market acceptance of these and other materials; the impact of competitive products and pricing; our timely development of new products and materials and market acceptance of those products and materials; the success of our recent R&D initiative to expand the DDM capabilities of our core FDM technology; and the success of our RedEyeOnDemandTMand other paid parts services.Actual results may differ from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements. These statements represent beliefs and expectations only as of the date they were made. We may elect to update forward-looking statements, but we expressly disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our beliefs and expectations change. In addition to the statements described above, such forward-looking statements are subject to the risks and uncertainties described more fully in our reports filed or to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

Financial Tables & Non-GAAP Discussion

The information discussed within this release includes financial results that are in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP).In addition, certain non-GAAP financial measures have been provided that exclude certain charges and expenses.The non-GAAP measures should be read in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures and should be considered in addition to, and not as an alternative or substitute for, the measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.The non-GAAP financial measures are provided in an effort to provide information that investors may deem relevant to evaluate results from the company's core business operations and to compare the company's performance with prior periods.The non-GAAP financial measures primarily identify and exclude certain discrete items, such as the warrant charge, restructuring expenses, and expenses associated with stock-based compensation required under ASC 718.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.


Three Months Ended March 31,

          2010       2009
          (unaudited)       (unaudited)
Net sales                  
Product         $ 21,761,618         $ 16,951,502  
Services           6,232,507           6,193,299  
Fair value of warrant related to OEM agreement          


            23,006,319           23,144,801  
Cost of sales                  
Product           10,678,018           10,686,156  


Gross profit           9,420,075           9,572,352  
Operating expenses                  

Research and development
          2,398,498           1,871,760  
Selling, general and administrative           7,783,720           9,308,209  
            10,182,218           11,179,969  
Operating loss           (762,143 )         (1,607,617 )
Other income (expense)                  
Interest income, net           215,199           286,353  
Foreign currency transaction gains (losses), net          


Other           18,240           13,726  

Loss before income taxes           (887,959 )         (1,070,937 )
Income taxes           (444,858 )         (367,008 )
Net loss         $ (443,101 )       $ (703,929 )
Earnings per common share                  
Basic         $ (0.02 )      

(0.03 )
Diluted         $ (0.02 )      

(0.03 )

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding


Diluted           20,441,217           20,222,127  
          March 31,       December 31,
          2010       2009
Current assets                  
Cash and cash equivalents         $ 50,563,841         $ 48,315,926  
Short-term investments - held to maturity           17,025,763           16,073,718  

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,038,520 at March 31, 2010 and $903,101 at December 31, 2009

          19,671,215           19,249,813  
Inventories           16,854,971           14,608,014  

Net investment in sales-type leases, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $131,202 at March 31, 2010 and $222,011 at December 31, 2009

          3,920,267           3,618,876  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets           1,903,545           2,247,612  
Deferred income taxes           2,277,000           2,277,000  
Total current assets          

Property and equipment, net           26,576,484           26,326,012  
Other assets                  
Intangible assets, net           7,381,454           7,653,269  
Net investment in sales-type leases           3,255,499          

Deferred income taxes           688,000           688,000  

Long-term investments - available for sale
          1,030,750           1,055,750  
Long-term investments - held to maturity           3,501,802           5,467,318  
Other non-current assets           1,958,708           2,078,165  
Total other assets          

Total assets         $ 156,609,299         $ 153,136,512  
Current liabilities                  
Accounts payable and other current liabilities         $ 10,728,717         $ 12,874,798  
Unearned revenues           11,262,898           10,678,427  
Total current liabilities           21,991,615           23,553,225  
Commitments and contingencies                  
Stockholders' equity                  

Common stock, $.01 par value, authorized 30,000,000 shares; 26,198,418 and 26,053,318 issued as of 2010 and 2009, respectively

          261,984           260,533  
Capital in excess of par value           99,939,823           94,329,398  
Retained earnings           73,572,839           74,015,940  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss          


Less cost of treasury stock, 5,687,631 shares in 2010 and 2009           (39,004,425


Total stockholders' equity           134,617,684           129,583,287  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity         $ 156,609,299         $ 153,136,512  

        Non-GAAP Adjustments for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2010
        Consolidated           Consolidated
        (unaudited)   Stock-Based   Fair Value   (unaudited)
        As Reported   Compensation (1)   of Warrant (2)   Non-GAAP
Net sales       $

    $ -     $ 4,987,806     $ 27,994,125  
Gross profit         9,420,075       -       4,987,806      

Selling, general and administrative expenses         7,783,720       (310,544 )     -       7,473,176  
Total operating expenses         10,182,218       (310,544 )     -       9,871,674  
Operating income (loss)         (762,143 )    

      4,987,806       4,536,207  
Income (loss) before income taxes        

)     310,544       4,987,806       4,410,391  
Income taxes         (444,858 )     160,408       1,796,510       1,512,060  
Net income (loss)      

(443,101 )  

150,136     $ 3,191,296     $ 2,898,331  
Earnings per common share                    
Basic       $ (0.02 )   $ 0.01     $ 0.16     $ 0.14  
Diluted       $ (0.02 )   $ 0.01     $ 0.16     $ 0.14  

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding

Basic         20,441,217               20,441,217  
Diluted         20,441,217               21,023,133  
        Non-GAAP Adjustments for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2009
        Consolidated           Consolidated
        (unaudited)   Stock-Based       (unaudited)
        As Reported   Compensation (3)   Restructuring (4)   Non-GAAP
Net sales       $ 23,144,801     $ -     $ -     $ 23,144,801  
Gross profit         9,572,352       -       -       9,572,352  
Selling, general and administrative expenses         9,308,209       (250,553 )     (778,840 )     8,278,816  
Total operating expenses         11,179,969      

)     (778,840 )     10,150,576  
Operating income (loss)         (1,607,617 )     250,553       778,840       (578,224 )
Income (loss) before income taxes         (1,070,937 )    

      778,840       (41,544 )
Income taxes         (367,008 )     54,000      

      (46,101 )
Net income (loss)       $ (703,929 )   $ 196,553    

511,933     $ 4,557  
Earnings per common share                    
Basic       $ (0.03

  $ 0.01     $ 0.03    

Diluted       $ (0.03

  $ 0.01     $ 0.03    


Weighted average number of common shares outstanding

Basic         20,222,127               20,222,127  
Diluted         20,222,127               20,231,569  

These adjustments reconcile the Company's GAAP results of operations to its non-GAAP results of operations. The Company believes that presentation of results adjusted for the non-GAAP items described below provides meaningful supplemental information to both management and investors.


(1) - Represents non-cash stock-based compensation expense and an additional tax benefit realized from disqualifying dispositions of stock options.

(2) - Represents the fair value of a warrant issued during the first quarter of 2010 in connection with the Hewlett-Packard Company OEM agreement.

(3) - Represents non-cash stock-based compensation expense.

(4) - Represents severance and other related costs associated with the Company's restructuring in the first quarter of 2009.

The Company considers these non-GAAP measures to be indicative of its core operating results and facilitates a 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, however these measures should not be viewed as a substitute for the Company's GAAP results.

SOURCE: Stratasys, Inc.

Stratasys, Inc.
Shane Glenn, 952-294-3416
Director of Investor Relations

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