Nova Reports Record Third Quarter 2021 Results
REHOVOT, Israel, Nov. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova (Nasdaq: NVMI) today announced record financial results for the third quarter of 2021, the period ended September 30, 2021.
Third Quarter 2021 Highlights:
GAAP Results ($K)
NON-GAAP Results ($K)
A reconciliation between GAAP operating results and non-GAAP operating results is provided following the financial statements that are part of this release. See also "Use of Non-GAAP Adjusted Financial Measures" section.
"We remain confident in our strategy and the long-term value we create for our customers as they move towards production of next-generation devices across all technologies and segments. With the global surge in demand and the commensurate challenges to production capacity, our technology value continues to resonate strongly with a wide range of customers. This was demonstrated in the third quarter by several selection wins and by the successful proliferation of our industry-leading technologies," commented Eitan Oppenhaim, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The increasing demand for our innovative portfolio along with the current market demand, paves us the way to another outperformance year in 2021 and builds a solid momentum towards 2022."
2021 Fourth Quarter Financial Outlook
Management provided an outlook for the fourth quarter, the period ending December 31, 2021. Based on current estimates, management expects:
2021 Third Quarter Results
Total revenues for the third quarter of 2021 were $112.7 million, an increase of 15% compared with the second quarter of 2021 and an increase of 62% compared with the third quarter of 2020.
Gross margin in the third quarter of 2021 was 58%, compared with 57% in the second quarter of 2021 and 57% in the third quarter of 2020.
Operating expenses in the third quarter of 2021 were $29.7 million, compared with $28.7 million in the second quarter of 2021 and $24.1 million in the third quarter of 2020.
On a GAAP basis, the Company reported net income of $30.3 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2021. This is compared with net income of $22.9 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2021, and net income of $13.9 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2020.
On a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported net income of $34.5 million, or $1.16 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2021. This is compared with net income of $26.9 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2021, and net income of $16.5 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2020.
Conference Call Information
Nova will host a conference call today, November 4, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss the financial results and outlook. To attend the conference call, please dial one of the following teleconferencing numbers. Please begin by placing your calls five minutes before the conference call commences. If you are unable to connect using the toll-free numbers, please try the international dial-in number.
U.S. TOLL-FREE Dial-in Number: 1-855-327-6837
The conference call will also be webcast live from a link on Nova's website at https://www.novami.com/investors/events/.
A replay of the conference call will be available from November 4, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time to November 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the replay, please dial one of the following numbers:
Replay Dial-in TOLL-FREE: 1-844-512-2921
A replay will also be available for 90 days on Nova's website at https://www.novami.com/investors/events/ .
Nova is a leading innovator and key provider of metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing. Nova delivers continuous innovation by providing state-of-the-art high-performance metrology solutions for effective process control throughout the semiconductor fabrication lifecycle. Nova's product portfolio, which combines high-precision hardware and cutting-edge software, provides its customers with deep insight into the development and production of the most advanced semiconductor devices. Nova's unique capability to deliver innovative X-ray and optical solutions enables its customers to improve performance, enhance product yields and accelerate time to market. Nova acts as a partner to semiconductor manufacturers from its offices around the world. Additional information may be found at Nova website link - https://www.novami.com/.
Nova is traded on the Nasdaq & TASE, Nasdaq ticker symbol NVMI.
Use of Non-GAAP Adjusted Financial Measures
This press release provides financial measures that exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expenses, revaluation of operating lease liabilities, amortization of debt discount and issuance costs and tax effect of non-GAAP adjustment, as applicable, and are therefore not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding Nova's performance because they reflect our operational results and enhance management's and investors' ability to evaluate Nova's performance before charges or benefits considered by management to be outside Nova's ongoing operating results. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Management believes that it is in the best interest of its investors to provide financial information that will facilitate comparison of both historical and future results and allow greater transparency to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making. A reconciliation of each GAAP to non-GAAP financial measure discussed in this press release is contained in the accompanying financial tables.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 relating to future events or our future performance, such as statements regarding, but not limited to, anticipated growth opportunities and projections about our business and its future revenues, expenses and profitability. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements. Factors that may affect our results, performance, circumstances or achievements include, but are not limited to, the following: catastrophic events such as the outbreak of COVID-19; increased information technology security threats and sophisticated computer crime; foreign political and economic risks; changes in U.S. trade policies; inability to protect intellectual property; open source technology exposure; failure to compete effectively or to respond to the rapid technological changes; consolidation in our industry; difficulty to predict the length and strength of any downturn or expansion period of the market we target; factors that adversely affect the pricing and demand for our product lines; dependency on a small number of large customers; dependency on a single manufacturing facility per product line; dependency on a limited number of suppliers; lengthy sales cycle and customer delays in orders; political, economic, and military instability in Israel; risks related to our convertible notes; currency fluctuations; and quarterly fluctuations in our operating results. We cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. The matters discussed in this press release also involve risks and uncertainties summarized under the heading "Risk Factors" in Nova's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2021. These factors are updated from time to time through the filing of reports and registration statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nova Ltd. does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
* Stock-based compensation expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2021 included in – Cost of revenues - 557; Research and development expenses, net – 1,025; Sales and marketing expenses – 476; General and administrative expenses – 584
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