Stratasys provided the following additional information regarding the company’s performance and strategic plans for 2014:
- Operating expenses will expand materially in 2014 compared to 2013, driven by significant investments to support MakerBot product development and sales expansion; other investments in sales and marketing to drive future market adoption; and increased R&D investments to fund technology innovation and new product development.
- Operating expenses for the remainder of 2014 will also include significant incremental investments to support the integration and alignment of the recent acquisitions of Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies, as well as ongoing incremental expenses from the addition of GrabCAD.
- Capital expenditures are projected at $50 million to $60 million for 2014, and $160 million to $200 million for 2015, which includes significant investments to support future growth.
Stratasys Ltd. Q3-2014 Conference Call Details
Stratasys will hold a conference call to discuss its third quarter financial results on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 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://www.media-server.com/m/p/3my5yedw.
To participate by telephone, the domestic dial-in number is 866-515-2913 and the international dial-in is 617-399-5127. The access code is 50996956. 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 by accessing the provided web address.
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and expenses associated with share-based compensation required under ASC
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comparable financial performance against prior periods.