Stratasys Reports Preliminary Fiscal 2014 Financial Results, Provides 2015 Guidance and Unveils New Investments in Growth

Anticipates revenue in the range of $748 to $750 million for fiscal 2014, representing total growth of approximately 54%, including organic revenue growth of 31%, compared to fiscal 2013

Expects non-GAAP net income in the range of $102 to $105 million for fiscal 2014, or $1.97 to $2.03 per diluted share; and a GAAP net loss in the range of $129 to $116 million, or ($2.58) to ($2.32) per share

Estimates fiscal 2015 revenue in the range of $940 to $960 million, representing growth of approximately 25% to 28% compared to preliminary fiscal 2014

Estimates fiscal 2015 non-GAAP net income in the range of $109 million to $118 million or $2.07 to $2.24 per diluted share; and a GAAP net loss in the range of $23 to $10 million, or ($0.45) to ($0.20) per share

Company plans to invest an additional 2% in operating expenses out of anticipated revenues in 2015 and future periods to help enable growth, maintain market leadership and meet future opportunities

Company to hold conference call to discuss preliminary results and guidance on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. (ET)

MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 2, 2015 — Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) today announced preliminary fiscal 2014 results as well as full-year 2015 guidance, as it enters a new phase of increased investment in its business. To foster growth and help it secure significant future long-term market opportunities, the Company also announced a new investment plan under which it expects to increase operating expenditures in 2015 and subsequent years, with anticipated increased expenditures in sales and marketing, product development and infrastructure.

Preliminary 2014 Financial Results

The Company expects to report fiscal year 2014 revenue in the range of $748 to $750 million, and non-GAAP net income in the range of $102 to $105 million, or $1.97 to $2.03 per diluted share. The Company expects to report a GAAP net loss for fiscal year 2014 in the range of $129 to $116 million, or ($2.58) to ($2.32) per share.

During December 2014, Stratasys updated the goodwill impairment analysis of its MakerBot reporting unit. As a result, the Company expects to recognize a non-cash, non-tax-deductible goodwill impairment charge of approximately $100 to $110 million in the fourth quarter. The Company does not expect this accounting write down to affect its ongoing business or future financial performance. These are preliminary and unaudited results based on current expectations and are subject to quarter-end closing adjustments; accordingly, actual results may differ.

Stratasys projects preliminary fourth quarter revenue growth of approximately 38% over the same period last year, including organic revenue growth of 25%. However, the fourth quarter was impacted by slower growth of MakerBot product and services revenue during the period. MakerBot revenue is estimated to have grown by approximately 7% in the fourth quarter over the prior year, and is estimated to represent approximately 12% of preliminary total Stratasys revenue for the fourth quarter.

Throughout 2014, MakerBot invested significantly in the introduction of its 5th Generation Replicator 3D printers and 3D printing ecosystem, and in the development of a multi-tier distribution strategy enabling broader distribution. These continuing investments are intended to provide MakerBot with the ability to further scale and build superior product platforms positioned for long-term growth, as the adoption of 3D printing expands. However, during the fourth quarter, MakerBot was affected by challenges associated with the introduction and scaling of its new product platform and the Company’s rapidly evolving distribution model.

During 2014, and specifically in the fourth quarter, MakerBot made significant hardware and software improvements to its product line. Furthermore, during the second half of 2014, the Company engaged national partners in the United States, including Staples, Home Depot, Sam’s Club and Dell – reaching new audiences through increased exposure for this new product category. Given the nature and scope of these new partnerships compared with MakerBot’s traditional distribution model, less predictable sales patterns and reorder rates have been introduced into the business model.

2015 Guidance

In 2015, the Company estimates total revenue in the range of $940 to $960 million, with non-GAAP net income in the range of $109 to $118 million, or $2.07 to $2.24 per diluted share. Projected Non-GAAP net income is expected to be derived disproportionately from the second half of fiscal 2015, driven by the projected timing of revenue and operating expenses. The company projects a GAAP net loss for fiscal 2015 in the range of $23 to $10 million, or ($0.45) to ($0.20) per share.

Stratasys believes that Additive Manufacturing (“AM”) is poised to enter a new phase of increased adoption by manufacturers in a broad range of industries, including global manufacturing enterprises, by disrupting traditional design and manufacturing processes. Following extensive review of the evolving marketplace and opportunity, the management and the Board of the Company have decided to implement an investment plan with the goal of enabling the Company to offer a broader range of products and solutions with increased global and industry-specific coverage, especially within areas related to manufacturing, and create stronger customer relationships. The investment plan is designed to implement broad product development and infrastructure which would support annual revenues of $3 billion in 2020.

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