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 Intevac Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results
   Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:05:00 PM ET

Intevac, Inc. (IVAC ) today reported financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and year ended December 30, 2017.

2017 Highlights

-- Third straight year of growth in total revenues and orders -- Total revenues up 41% from 2016

-- New orders of $108 million, up 11% from 2016

-- Significant growth in Thin-film Equipment (TFE) business -- Revenues up 75% year-over-year, with significant growth in both new TFE growth initiatives, as well as Hard Disk Drive (HDD) systems and upgrades

-- Year-end backlog up for the 5th straight year, to $52 million

-- Revenues recognized on multiple new product platforms: -- INTEVAC VERTEX(R) in the display cover panel market

-- INTEVAC MATRIX(R) in the solar market

-- ENERGi(R) ion implant in the solar market

-- Third straight year of improving operating results -- Return to profitability, with EPS of $0.18 per diluted share for 2017

"As expected, strong growth in our Thin-film Equipment business led to overall revenues increasing 41% year-over-year, and a return to profitability in 2017," commented Wendell Blonigan, president and chief executive officer of Intevac. "The continued technology investments by our HDD customers helped drive favorable results in TFE revenues, gross margins and profitability, both for the fourth quarter and for the full year. 2017 was also a pivotal year for our TFE growth initiatives, with revenues recognized on the VERTEX and MATRIX, our newest high-productivity, substrate-independent platforms serving multiple new end markets outside of the HDD industry. These platforms are gaining traction and represent significant future revenue growth opportunities for the Company.

"In our Photonics business, we were successful in capturing new development programs during 2017. Importantly, we secured funding for our next-generation night-vision sensor, the ISIE-19. We were pleased to report the approval of the DELTA-I program under the Department of Defense’s Coalition Warfare Program funded by the DoD, SOCOM and several foreign nation coalition partners. The DELTA-I program includes a $12 million funding commitment to complete the design of our ISIE-19 sensor as well as the development of a digitally-fused infrared/night vision goggle. We were also placed on contract for our integrated night vision camera on the Striker II helmet for Europe’s Typhoon aircraft. Accordingly, we expect our Photonics revenue profile in the near term to transition from a product-driven one to a funded R&D profile.

"Year-end backlog in our TFE business is up for five straight years, as we continue to execute against our TFE growth initiatives. 2018 will be another important year, as we continue to work toward new market opportunities for both the VERTEX and the MATRIX. Our customers in the display cover panel market continue to evaluate the VERTEX, and our oDLC(TM) coating has now been adopted for a top-5 cell phone application. We also are working with multiple outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) vendors in advanced wafer-level and panel-level packaging to adapt our MATRIX for fan-out applications. In total, we believe we are on a path to continue to drive revenue growth and profitability for the Company."

($ Millions, except per share amounts)                                 Q4 2017                                                              Q4 2016
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------                     --------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 GAAP Results              Non-GAAP                              GAAP Results           Non-GAAP Results
                                                                                                               Results
                                                            --------------------                       --------------------                        -----------                        ------------------------------
Net Revenues                                                     $           24.8                          $           24.8                            $  29.0                            $  29.0
Operating Income                                                 $            0.2                          $            0.1                            $   2.9                            $   2.9
Net Income (Loss)                                                $ --                          $           (0.1 )                          $   2.8                            $   2.8
Net Income (Loss) per Diluted Share                              $ --                          $ --                            $  0.13                            $  0.13
                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                     Year Ended                                                                              Year Ended
                                                                                     December 30, 2017                                                                       December 31, 2016
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------                     --------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 GAAP Results                                 Non-GAAP                              GAAP Results                              Non-GAAP Results
                                                                                                               Results
                                                            --------------------                       --------------------                        -----------                        ------------------------------
Net Revenues                                                     $          112.8                          $          112.8                            $  80.1                            $  80.1
Operating Income (Loss)                                          $            4.8                          $            4.6                            $  (7.6 )                          $  (7.7 )
Net Income (Loss)                                                $            4.1                          $            3.9                            $  (7.4 )                          $  (7.5 )
Net Income (Loss) per Diluted Share                              $           0.18                          $           0.17                            $ (0.36 )                          $ (0.36 )
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Intevac’s non-GAAP adjusted results exclude the impact of changes
in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities associated
with business combinations. A reconciliation of the GAAP and
non-GAAP adjusted results is provided in the financial table
included in this release. See also "Use of Non-GAAP Financial
Measures" section.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2017 Summary

The net loss for the quarter was $41,000, or $0.00 per diluted share. This compares to net income of $2.8 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2016. The non-GAAP net loss was $83,000, or $0.00 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $2.8 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2016.

Revenues were $24.8 million, including $17.9 million of TFE revenues and Photonics revenues of $6.9 million. TFE revenues consisted of two 200 Lean HDD systems, upgrades, spares and service. Photonics revenues included $2.7 million of research and development contracts. In the fourth quarter of 2016, revenues were $29.0 million, including $19.3 million of TFE revenues which consisted of two 200 Lean HDD systems, one MATRIX PVD solar system, upgrades, spares and service and Photonics revenues of $9.7 million, which included $2.0 million of research and development contracts.

TFE gross margin was 45.0% compared to 38.9% in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 45.5% in the third quarter of 2017. The improvement from the fourth quarter of 2016 reflected a higher mix of higher-margin upgrades versus systems shipments and improved factory absorption. The decline from the third quarter of 2017 reflected lower factory absorption.

Photonics gross margin was 26.0% compared to 45.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 36.5% in the third quarter of 2017. The decline from the third quarter of 2017 and the fourth quarter of 2016 was due to lower margins on products and a higher-mix of lower margin research and development contracts. Consolidated gross margin was 39.8%, compared to 41.1% in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 42.3% in the third quarter of 2017.

R&D and SG&A expenses were $9.7 million, compared to $9.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 and to $10.3 million in the third quarter of 2017. Higher year-over-year expenses reflected increased variable compensation program accruals. The decrease from the third quarter of 2017 resulted from lower spending on R&D programs.

Order backlog totaled $64.0 million on December 30, 2017, compared to $72.8 million on September 30, 2017 and $68.5 million on December 31, 2016. Backlog at December 30, 2017 included three 200 Lean HDD systems and twelve ENERGi solar ion implant systems. Backlog at September 30, 2017 included five 200 Lean HDD systems and twelve ENERGi solar ion implant systems. Backlog at December 31, 2016 included four 200 Lean HDD systems, four INTEVAC VERTEX display cover panel coating systems, one INTEVAC MATRIX solar system, and two ENERGi solar ion implant systems.

The Company ended the year with $43.5 million of total cash, restricted cash and investments and $81.2 million in tangible book value.

Fiscal Year 2017 Summary

Net income was $4.1 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $7.4 million, or $0.36 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income was $3.9 million or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to the non-GAAP net loss of $7.5 million or $0.36 per diluted share for fiscal 2016.

Revenues were $112.8 million, including $79.0 million of TFE revenues and Photonics revenues of $33.8 million, of which $8.0 million was contract R&D revenues, compared to 2016 revenues of $80.1 million, including $45.3 million of TFE revenues and Photonics revenues of $34.9 million for 2016, of which $5.8 million was contract R&D revenues.

TFE gross margin was 42.7%, compared to 32.8% in 2016. The improvement from 2016 reflected a higher level of revenue, a higher mix of higher-margin upgrades versus systems shipments and improved factory absorption. Photonics gross margin was 35.2% compared to 44.6% in 2016, reflecting a higher mix of lower-margin research and development contracts versus product sales. Consolidated gross margin was 40.5% compared to 38.0% in 2016.

Total R&D and SG&A expenses were $41.0 million compared to $38.1 million in 2016. The higher level of SG&A expenses reflects increased accruals for variable compensation programs as a result of the Company’s profitability for the year.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Intevac’s non-GAAP results exclude the impact of changes in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities associated with business combinations. A reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided in the financial tables included in this release.

Management uses non-GAAP results to evaluate the company’s operating and financial performance in light of business objectives and for planning purposes. These measures are not in accordance with GAAP and may differ from non-GAAP methods of accounting and reporting used by other companies. Intevac believes these measures enhance investors’ ability to review the company’s business from the same perspective as the company’s management and facilitate comparisons of this period’s results with prior periods. The presentation of this additional information should not be considered a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Conference Call Information

The Company will discuss its financial results and outlook in a conference call today at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST). To participate in the teleconference, please call toll-free (877) 334-0811 prior to the start time. For international callers, the dial-in number is (408) 427-3734. You may also listen live via the Internet at the Company’s website, www.intevac.com, under the Investors link, or at www.earnings.com. For those unable to attend, these web sites will host an archive of the call. Additionally, a telephone replay of the call will be available for 48 hours beginning today at 7:30 p.m. EST. You may access the replay by calling (855) 859-2056 or, for international callers, (404) 537-3406, and providing Replay Passcode 6190879.

About Intevac

Intevac was founded in 1991 and has two businesses: Thin-film Equipment and Photonics.

In our Thin-film Equipment business, we are a leader in the design and development of high-productivity, thin-film processing systems. Our production-proven platforms are designed for high-volume manufacturing of substrates with precise thin film properties, such as the hard drive media, display cover panel, and solar photovoltaic markets we serve currently.

In our Photonics business, we are a recognized leading developer of advanced high-sensitivity digital sensors, cameras and systems that primarily serve the defense industry. We are the provider of integrated digital imaging systems for most U.S. military night vision programs.

For more information call 408-986-9888, or visit the Company’s website at www.intevac.com.

200 Lean(R),INTEVAC MATRIX(R), INTEVAC VERTEX(R), and ENERGi(R), are registered trademarks and oDLC(TM) is a trademark of Intevac, Inc.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release includes statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Reform Act"). Intevac claims the protection of the safe-harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Reform Act. These forward-looking statements are often characterized by the terms "may," "believes," "projects," "expects," or "anticipates," and do not reflect historical facts. Specific forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, but are not limited to: customer adoption of our products, an increase in the revenue opportunity pipeline for Photonics, and the future financial performance of Intevac, such as achieving profitability. The forward-looking statements contained herein involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations. These risks include, but are not limited to: technology risk and challenges achieving customer adoption and revenue recognition in Thin-film Equipment markets and delays in Photonics programs, each of which could have a material impact on our business, our financial results, and the Company’s stock price. These risks and other factors are detailed in the Company’s periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

INTEVAC, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited,
in thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)
                                                                                     Three months ended                                                                                         Year ended
                                                                     -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                 December 30,                        December 31,                      December 30,                           December 31,
                                                                                     2017                                                   2016                                                 2017                                                      2016
                                                                     ----------------------------------                       ------------------------------                       ------------------------------                       ----------------------------------------
Net revenues
   Thin-film Equipment                                                                  $         17,916                                         $     19,312                                         $     79,004                                         $               45,253
   Photonics                                                                    6,853                             9,670                            33,843                                      34,871
                                                                     -------------------- --------------                      -------------------- ----------                      -------------------- ----------                      -------------------- --------------------
      Total net revenues                                                                          24,769                                               28,982                                              112,847                                                         80,124
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Gross profit                                                                                       9,847                                               11,912                                               45,663                                                         30,409
Gross margin
   Thin-film Equipment                                                                             45.0%                                                38.9%                                                42.7%                                                          32.8%
   Photonics                                                                    26.0%                             45.5%                             35.2%                                       44.6%
                                                                     -------------------- --------------                      -------------------- ----------                      -------------------- ----------                      -------------------- --------------------
      Consolidated                                                                                 39.8%                                                41.1%                                                40.5%                                                          38.0%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Operating expenses
   Research and development                                                                        4,089                                                3,937                                               17,724                                                         18,156
   Selling, general and administrative                                                             5,650                                                5,102                                               23,314                                                         19,916
   Acquisition-related(1)                                                        (42)                              (10)                             (223)                                       (100)
                                                                     -------------------- --------------                      -------------------- ----------                      -------------------- ----------                      -------------------- --------------------
      Total operating expenses                                                                     9,697                                                9,029                                               40,815                                                         37,972
                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                     ------------------------------------                     --------------------------------                     --------------------------------                     ------------------------------------------
      Total operating income (loss)                                                                  150                                                2,883                                                4,848                                                        (7,563)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Operating income (loss)
   Thin-film Equipment                                                                             1,295                                                1,807                                                6,116                                                        (8,309)
   Photonics                                                                                         254                                                2,157                                                3,900                                                          5,813
   Corporate                                                                  (1,399)                           (1,081)                           (5,168)                                     (5,067)
                                                                     -------------------- --------------                      -------------------- ----------                      -------------------- ----------                      -------------------- --------------------
      Total operating income (loss)                                                                  150                                                2,883                                                4,848                                                        (7,563)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Interest income and other income (expense), net                                   107                               190                               373                                         373
                                                                     -------------------- --------------                      -------------------- ----------                      -------------------- ----------                      -------------------- --------------------
Income (loss) before income taxes                                                                    257                                                3,073                                                5,221                                                        (7,190)
Provision for income taxes                                                        298                               238                             1,103                                         251
                                                                     -------------------- --------------                      -------------------- ----------                      -------------------- ----------                      -------------------- --------------------
Net income (loss)                                                                       $           (41)                                         $      2,835                                         $      4,118                                         $              (7,441)
                                                                     ==================== ==============                      ==================== ==========                      ==================== ==========                      ==================== ====================
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Net income (loss) per share
   Basic                                                                                $ --                                         $       0.14                                         $       0.19                                         $               (0.36)
   Diluted                                                                              $ --                                         $       0.13                                         $       0.18                                         $               (0.36)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Weighted average common shares outstanding
   Basic                                                                                          21,794                                               20,935                                               21,555                                                         20,761
   Diluted                                                                                        21,794                                               21,739                                               22,920                                                         20,761
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
(1)Amounts for all periods presented include changes in
fair value of contingent consideration obligations associated with
the Solar Implant Technology (SIT) acquisition in 2010.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
 
INTEVAC, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In
thousands, except par value)
                                                                                          December 30,                             December 31,
                                                                                                                 2017                                                        2016
                                                                                                 ----------------------------------                       ----------------------------------------
                                                                                                              (Unaudited)                                                 (see Note)
ASSETS
                                                                                                                                                           
Current assets
   Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments                                                                $         35,639                                         $               44,645
   Accounts receivable, net                                                                                                   20,474                                                         17,447
   Inventories                                                                                                                33,792                                                         24,876
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets                                                                2,524                                       1,768
                                                                                                 -------------------- --------------                      -------------------- --------------------
      Total current assets                                                                                                    92,429                                                         88,736
                                                                                                                                                           
Long-term investments                                                                                                          6,849                                                          3,593
Restricted cash                                                                                                                1,000                                                          1,602
Property, plant and equipment, net                                                                                            12,478                                                         11,237
Intangible assets, net                                                                                                         1,503                                                          2,258
Other long-term assets                                                                                        764                                         898
                                                                                                 -------------------- --------------                      -------------------- --------------------
      Total assets                                                                                                  $        115,023                                         $              108,324
                                                                                                 ==================== ==============                      ==================== ====================
                                                                                                                                                           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
                                                                                                                                                           
Current liabilities
   Accounts payable                                                                                                 $          3,949                                         $                5,323
   Accrued payroll and related liabilities                                                                                     6,818                                                          4,220
   Other accrued liabilities                                                                                                   7,688                                                         17,011
   Customer advances                                                                                       11,026                                       5,422
                                                                                                 -------------------- --------------                      -------------------- --------------------
      Total current liabilities                                                                                               29,481                                                         31,976
                                                                                                                                                           
Other long-term liabilities                                                                                                    2,879                                                          3,082
Stockholders’ equity
   Common stock ($0.001 par value)                                                                                                22                                                             21
   Additional paid-in capital                                                                                                177,521                                                        171,314
   Treasury stock, at cost                                                                                                  (28,489)                                                       (28,489)
   Accumulated other comprehensive income                                                                                        490                                                            321
   Accumulated deficit                                                                                   (66,881)                                    (69,901)
                                                                                                 -------------------- --------------                      -------------------- --------------------
      Total stockholders’ equity                                                82,663                                      73,266
                                                                                                 -------------------- --------------                      -------------------- --------------------
      Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity                                         $        115,023                                         $              108,324
                                                                                                 ==================== ==============                      ==================== ====================
 
Note: Amounts as of December 31, 2016 are derived from the
December 31, 2016 audited consolidated financial statements.
                                                                                                                                                                                
 
INTEVAC, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP
RESULTS
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share
amounts)
                                                                                                          Three months ended                                                                                 Year ended
                                                                                        ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     -------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    December 30,                          December 31,                                             December 30,                          December 31,
                                                                                                        2017                                                     2016                                                     2017                                                     2016
                                                                                        ----------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------                       ----------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------
Non-GAAP Income (Loss) from Operations                                                                                                                                                                                      
   Reported operating income (loss) (GAAP basis)                                                           $            150                                         $          2,883                                         $          4,848                                         $        (7,563)
                                                                                                    (42)               (10)                                 (223)              (100)
   Change in fair value of contingent consideration obligations(1)
                                                                                        -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------                      -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------
                                                                                                           $            108                      $          2,873                                         $          4,625                      $        (7,663)
      Non-GAAP Operating Income (Loss)
                                                                                        ==================== ============== ==================== ==================== ==============                      ==================== ============== ==================== ==================== ==============
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss)
   Reported net income (loss) (GAAP basis)                                                                 $           (41)                                         $          2,835                                         $          4,118                                         $        (7,441)
   Change in fair value of contingent consideration obligations(1)                                                     (42)                                                     (10)                                                    (223)                                                    (100)
   Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments(2)                                           --     --                        --     --
                                                                                        -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------                      -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------
      Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss)                                                                           $           (83)                      $          2,825                                         $          3,895                      $        (7,541)
                                                                                        ==================== ============== ==================== ==================== ==============                      ==================== ============== ==================== ==================== ==============
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) Per Diluted Share
   Reported net income (loss) per diluted share (GAAP basis)                                               $ --                                         $           0.13                                         $           0.18                                         $         (0.36)
   Change in fair value of contingent consideration obligations(1)                                           --                                           --                                                   (0.01)                                           --
      Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) Per Diluted Share                                                         $ --                                         $           0.13                                         $           0.17                                         $         (0.36)
Weighted average number of diluted shares                                                                            21,794                                                   21,739                                                   22,920                                                   20,761
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
(1)Results for all periods presented include changes in
fair value of contingent consideration obligations associated with
the Solar Implant Technology (SIT) acquisition in 2010.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
(2)The amount represents the estimated income tax effect
of the non-GAAP adjustments. The Company calculated the tax effect
of non-GAAP adjustments by applying an applicable estimated
jurisdictional tax rate to each specific non-GAAP item.

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SOURCE: Intevac, Inc.

Intevac, Inc. 
James Moniz, 408-986-9888 
Chief Financial Officer 
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Investor Relations


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