Onto Innovation Reports 2023 First Quarter Results

05/04/2023

Onto Innovation Inc. (NYSE: ONTO) (“Onto Innovation,” “Onto,” or the “Company”) today announced financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2023.

2023 First Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue of $199 million.
  • GAAP operating income and GAAP net income of $29 million.
  • Non-GAAP operating income of $49 million and non-GAAP net income of $45 million.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.59 and non-GAAPdiluted earnings per share of $0.92.
  • Cash generated from operations is $50 million, representing 25% of revenue.

First Quarter Business Highlights

  • A top three semiconductor manufacturer finalized a volume purchase agreement in excess of $90 million for deliveries in 2023 for Onto’s process control portfolio.
  • Iris thin film metrology systems were delivered to 13 customers in the first quarter, expanding the number of customers and end-markets evaluating and/or purchasing these systems.
  • A total of 18 power customers placed first-time orders for new tools that spanned the entire power portfolio, which now includes: Atlas® OCD metrology; Iris thin film metrology; Echo thick metal film metrology; IVS overlay metrology; Element epitaxial metrology; Dragonfly® macro inspection; and Discover® software.
  • Two new customers selected our Dragonfly system for wafer inspection and our JetStep® 3500 stepper for substrate lithography to begin production of fan-out wafer level packaging (FOWLP).

Michael Plisinski, chief executive officer of Onto Innovation, commented, “Customer investment in advanced logic products remained strong in the quarter, with over 90% of our revenue tied to nodes from 5nm down to 2nm. Our successes in qualifications for advanced packaging lines and adding new power device customers sets the foundation for our anticipated growth as we move beyond these uncertain market conditions.”

He continued, “After extraordinary growth in 2022, we are now able to focus on strategic supply chain initiatives and other operational programs that were affected during our manufacturing ramping. During the first quarter, we reduced SG&A expenses while targeting and increasing specific product R&D programs that we believe will move our results toward our long-term operating model.”

Onto Innovation Inc.

Key Quarterly Financial Data

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

US GAAP

 

 

 

April 1, 2023

 

 

December 31, 2022

 

 

April 2, 2022

 

Revenue

 

$

199,165

 

 

$

253,270

 

 

$

241,350

 

Gross profit margin

 

 

53

%

 

 

54

%

 

 

54

%

Operating income

 

$

29,035

 

 

$

61,212

 

 

$

58,744

 

Net income

 

$

29,068

 

 

$

66,214

 

 

$

53,330

 

Net income per diluted share

 

$

0.59

 

 

$

1.34

 

 

$

1.07

 

US NON-GAAP

 

 

 

April 1, 2023

 

 

December 31, 2022

 

 

April 2, 2022

 

Revenue

 

$

199,165

 

 

$

253,270

 

 

$

241,350

 

Gross profit margin

 

 

54

%

 

 

54

%

 

 

54

%

Operating income

 

$

48,895

 

 

$

76,082

 

 

$

74,264

 

Net income

 

$

45,047

 

 

$

77,544

 

 

$

65,628

 

Net income per diluted share

 

$

0.92

 

 

$

1.57

 

 

$

1.31

 

Outlook

For the second fiscal quarter ending July 1, 2023, the Company is providing the following guidance:

  • Revenue is expected to be $203 million plus or minus 4%.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share is expected to be in the range of $0.47 to $0.61.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is expected to be in the range of $0.75 to $0.90.

Webcast & Conference Call Details

Onto Innovation will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time today, May 4, 2023, to discuss its first quarter 2023 financial results and other matters in greater detail. To participate in the call, please dial (888) 394-8218 or International: +1 (646) 828-8193 and reference conference ID 1186059 at least five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A live webcast will also be available at www.ontoinnovation.com.

To listen to the live webcast, please go to the website at least fifteen (15) minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. There will be a replay of the conference call available for one year on the Company’s website at www.ontoinnovation.com.

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company has provided in this release non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share and non-GAAP operating margin, which exclude amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, certain acquisition-related expenses and benefits, litigation expenses and restructuring costs. Non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share and non-GAAP operating margin can also exclude certain other gains and losses that are either isolated or cannot be expected to occur again with any predictability, tax provisions/benefits related to the previous items, and significant discrete tax events. We exclude the above items because they are outside of our normal operations and/or, in certain cases, are difficult to forecast accurately for future periods.

We utilize several different financial measures, both GAAP and non-GAAP, in analyzing and assessing the overall performance of our business, in making operating decisions, forecasting and planning for future periods, and determining payments under compensation programs. We consider the use of the non-GAAP measures to be helpful in assessing the performance of the ongoing operation of our business. We believe that disclosing non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplemental data that, while not a substitute for financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, allows for greater transparency in the review of our financial and operational performance. We also believe that disclosing non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management and in comparing financial results across accounting periods and to those of peer companies. More specifically, management adjusts for the excluded items for the following reasons:

Amortization of purchased intangible assets : we do not acquire businesses and assets on a predictable cycle. The amount of purchase price allocated to the purchased intangible assets and the term of amortization can vary significantly and are unique to each acquisition or purchase. We believe that excluding amortization of purchased intangible assets allows the users of our financial statements to better review and understand the historic and current results of our operations, and also facilitates comparisons to peer companies.

Merger or acquisition related expenses and benefits: we incur expenses or benefits with respect to certain items associated with our mergers and acquisitions, such as transaction and integration costs, change in control payments, adjustments to the fair value of assets, etc. We exclude such expenses or benefits as they are related to acquisitions and have no direct correlation to the operation of our on-going business.

Restructuring charges: we incur restructuring and impairment charges on individual or groups of employed assets, which arise from unforeseen circumstances and/or often occur outside of the ordinary course of our on-going business. Although these events are reflected in our GAAP financials, these unique transactions may limit the comparability of our on-going operations with prior and future periods.

Significant litigation charges or benefits and legal costs: we may incur charges or benefits as well as legal costs in connection with litigation and other contingencies unrelated to our core operations. We exclude these charges or benefits, when significant, as well as legal costs associated with significant legal matters, because we do not believe they are reflective of on-going business and operating results.

Income tax expense : we estimate the tax effect of the items identified to determine a non-GAAP annual effective tax rate applied to the pretax amount in order to calculate the non-GAAP provision for income taxes. We also adjust for items for which the nature and/or tax jurisdiction requires the application of a specific tax rate or treatment.

From time to time in the future, there may be other items excluded if we believe that doing so is consistent with the goal of providing useful information to investors and management.

There are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because the non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The non-GAAP financial measures are limited in value because they exclude certain items that may have a material impact on our reported financial results. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP in the United States. Investors should review the reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures as provided in the tables accompanying this press release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”) which include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Onto Innovation’s business momentum and future growth; the benefit to customers and capabilities of Onto Innovation’s products and customer service; Onto Innovation’s ability to both deliver products and services consistent with our customers’ demands and expectations and strengthen its market position; Onto Innovation’s expectations regarding the semiconductor market outlook; Onto Innovation’s future quarterly and annual financial outlook; as well as other matters that are not purely historical data. Onto Innovation wishes to take advantage of the “safe harbor” provided for by the Act and cautions that actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of various factors, including risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Onto Innovation’s control. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to leverage its resources to improve its position in its core markets; its ability to weather difficult economic environments; its ability to open new market opportunities and target high-margin markets; the strength/weakness of the back-end and/or front-end semiconductor market segments; fluctuations in customer capital spending; the Company’s ability to effectively manage its supply chain and adequately source components from suppliers to meet customer demand; the effects of political, economic, legal, and regulatory changes or conflicts on the Company's global operations; its ability to adequately protect its intellectual property rights and maintain data security; the effects of natural disasters or public health emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, on the global economy and on the Company’s customers, suppliers, employees, and business; its ability to effectively maneuver global trade issues and changes in trade and export regulations and license policies; the Company’s ability to maintain relationships with its customers and manage appropriate levels of inventory to meet customer demands; and the Company’s ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses and technologies. Additional information and considerations regarding the risks faced by Onto Innovation are available in Onto Innovation’s Form 10-K report for the year ended December 31, 2022, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As the forward-looking statements are based on Onto Innovation’s current expectations, the Company cannot guarantee any related future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements. Onto Innovation does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release, except as required by law.

About Onto Innovation

Onto Innovation is a leader in process control, combining global scale with an expanded portfolio of leading-edge technologies that include: Un-patterned wafer quality; 3D metrology spanning chip features from nanometer scale transistors to large die interconnects; macro defect inspection of wafers and packages; elemental layer composition; overlay metrology; factory analytics; and lithography for advanced semiconductor packaging. Our breadth of offerings across the entire semiconductor value chain combined with our connected thinking approach results in a unique perspective to help solve our customers’ most difficult yield, device performance, quality, and reliability issues. Onto Innovation strives to optimize customers’ critical path of progress by making them smarter, faster and more efficient. With headquarters and manufacturing in the U.S., Onto Innovation supports customers with a worldwide sales and service organization. Additional information can be found at www.ontoinnovation.com.

Source: Onto Innovation Inc.
ONTO-I

(Financial tables follow)

 

ONTO INNOVATION INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands) - (Unaudited)

 

 

 

April 1, 2023

 

 

December 31, 2022

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities

 

$

583,518

 

 

$

547,784

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

209,624

 

 

 

241,395

 

Inventories

 

 

338,358

 

 

 

324,282

 

Prepaid and other assets

 

 

23,596

 

 

 

21,411

 

Total current assets

 

 

1,155,096

 

 

 

1,134,872

 

Net property, plant and equipment

 

 

97,624

 

 

 

91,980

 

Goodwill and intangibles, net

 

 

524,184

 

 

 

538,008

 

Other assets

 

 

25,940

 

 

 

30,003

 

Total assets

 

$

1,802,844

 

 

$

1,794,863

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

$

91,504

 

 

$

103,362

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

56,914

 

 

 

57,196

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

148,418

 

 

 

160,558

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

 

29,801

 

 

 

37,879

 

Total liabilities

 

 

178,219

 

 

 

198,437

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

1,624,625

 

 

 

1,596,426

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

1,802,844

 

 

$

1,794,863

 

ONTO INNOVATION INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts) - (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

April 1, 2023

 

 

April 2, 2022

 

Revenue

 

$

199,165

 

 

$

241,350

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

94,190

 

 

 

110,327

 

Gross profit

 

 

104,975

 

 

 

131,023

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

 

27,242

 

 

 

26,341

 

Sales and marketing

 

 

15,637

 

 

 

15,632

 

General and administrative

 

 

19,237

 

 

 

16,487

 

Amortization

 

 

13,824

 

 

 

13,819

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

75,940

 

 

 

72,279

 

Operating income

 

 

29,035

 

 

 

58,744

 

Interest income, net

 

 

3,448

 

 

 

377

 

Other expense, net

 

 

(281

)

 

 

(204

)

Income before income taxes

 

 

32,202

 

 

 

58,917

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

3,134

 

 

 

5,587

 

Net income

 

$

29,068

 

 

$

53,330

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.60

 

 

$

1.08

 

Diluted

 

$

0.59

 

 

$

1.07

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

48,788

 

 

 

49,437

 

Diluted

 

 

49,109

 

 

 

49,915

 

 

ONTO INNOVATION INC.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL SUMMARY

(In thousands, except percentage and per share amounts) - (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

April 1, 2023

 

April 2, 2022

 

Revenue

$

199,165

 

$

241,350

 

Gross profit

$

107,294

 

$

131,018

 

Gross margin as percentage of revenue

 

54

%

 

54

%

Operating expenses

$

58,399

 

$

56,754

 

Operating income

$

48,895

 

$

74,264

 

Operating margin as a percentage of revenue

 

25

%

 

31

%

Net income

$

45,047

 

$

65,628

 

Net income per diluted share

$

0.92

 

$

1.31

 

 

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP GROSS PROFIT,

OPERATING EXPENSES AND OPERATING INCOME TO NON-GAAP

GROSS PROFIT, OPERATING EXPENSES AND OPERATING INCOME

(In thousands, except percentages) - (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

April 1, 2023

 

April 2, 2022

 

U.S. GAAP gross profit

$

104,975

 

$

131,023

 

Pre-tax non-GAAP items:

 

 

 

 

Merger and acquisition related expenses

 

40

 

 

(5

)

Restructuring expenses

 

2,279

 

 

 

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

107,294

 

$

131,018

 

U.S. GAAP gross margin as a percentage of revenue

 

53

%

 

54

%

Non-GAAP gross margin as a percentage of revenue

 

54

%

 

54

%

U.S. GAAP operating expenses

$

75,940

 

$

72,279

 

Pre-tax non-GAAP items:

 

 

 

 

Merger and acquisition related expenses

 

1,008

 

 

657

 

Restructuring expenses

 

2,034

 

 

 

Litigation expenses

 

675

 

 

1,049

 

Amortization of intangibles

 

13,824

 

 

13,819

 

Non-GAAP operating expenses

 

58,399

 

 

56,754

 

Non-GAAP operating income

$

48,895

 

$

74,264

 

GAAP operating margin as a percentage of revenue

 

15

%

 

24

%

Non-GAAP operating margin as a percentage of revenue

 

25

%

 

31

%

 

ONTO INNOVATION INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO

NON-GAAP NET INCOME

(In thousands, except share and per share data) - (Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

April 1, 2023

 

April 2, 2022

U.S. GAAP net income

$

29,068

 

$

53,330

Pre-tax non-GAAP items:

 

 

 

Merger and acquisition related expenses

 

1,048

 

 

652

Restructuring expenses

 

4,313

 

 

Litigation expenses

 

675

 

 

1,049

Amortization of intangibles

 

13,824

 

 

13,819

Net tax provision adjustments

 

(3,881

)

 

(3,222)

Non-GAAP net income

$

45,047

 

$

65,628

Non-GAAP net income per diluted share

$

0.92

 

$

1.31

 

ONTO INNOVATION INC

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - RECONCILIATION OF SECOND QUARTER 2023

GAAP TO NON-GAAP GUIDANCE

 

 

 

 

 

Low

 

High

Estimated GAAP net income per diluted share

$

0.47

 

$

0.61

 

Estimated non-GAAP items:

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of intangibles

 

0.28

 

 

0.28

 

Merger and acquisition related expenses

 

0.01

 

 

0.01

 

Litigation expenses

 

0.02

 

 

0.02

 

Restructuring expenses

 

0.04

 

 

0.04

 

Net tax provision adjustments

 

(0.07

)

 

(0.06

)

Estimated non-GAAP net income per diluted share $

0.75

$

0.90

 

 

Michael Sheaffer
+1.978.253.6273
Mike.Sheaffer@OntoInnovation.com

Source: Onto Innovation Inc.