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Cimetrix Announces First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

May 13, 2013 - Salt Lake City, UT

Cimetrix Incorporated (OTCQB: CMXX) (, a leading provider of factory automation and equipment control software solutions for the global semiconductor, photovoltaic, LED, and other electronics industries, today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2013.

First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

  • Total software revenue increased 8% to $1,349,000 compared to $1,252,000 in the fourth quarter of 2012, and increased 11% compared to $1,210,000 in first quarter of 2012
  • Net income for the quarter was $29,000, up $9,000 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012 and up $14,000 compared to the first quarter of 2012 for 15 consecutive quarters of profitability
  • New software license revenue, comprised of software development kits (SDKs) and the ongoing runtime licenses for each machine shipped with Cimetrix software, was up 14%, to $1,115,000 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012, and up 15% compared to the first quarter of 2012
  • Services revenue fell 26% to $50,000 compared to $68,000 in the previous quarter and down 87% from the first quarter of 2012 services revenue of $378,000, in line with the Company's strategy shift from turnkey solutions to training and coaching
  • Eight new design wins that will contribute to long term revenue

Management Comments

"We see evidence of the beginning of an up cycle in the semiconductor industry. We see improved outlook from industry analysts and the SEMI book-to-bill reports. In addition, we had a very strong quarter of SDK revenue as a result of eight new design wins, which shows that OEMs are ready to design new semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The SDK revenue enabled us to achieve an increase in new software license revenue on a sequential quarter basis and maintain profitability," stated Bob Reback, president and chief executive officer. "Each design win should result in a long term revenue stream when our customers complete the integration and begin shipping machines using Cimetrix software products, which typically takes six to eighteen months."

Mr. Reback continued, "It is always hard to predict orders associated with new design wins, and we also do not expect to be able to repeat that performance next quarter. However, new design wins are a key element that is the first step in building long term revenue streams."

"Cimetrix is continuing to execute our strategy of gaining market share, investing in new product developments, and maintaining profitability during down cycles, which positions the company for growth and increased profitability during up cycles. We are maintaining our leadership in the semiconductor, PV, and HB-LED industries while investing in R&D for new product families that address larger adjacent markets, ultimately leading to greater long-term growth."

First Quarter 2013 Highlights

  • Eight (8) new customer design wins. The Company was awarded eight new design wins for its SDKs by a wide range of customers in North America and Europe. The customers are developing equipment for semiconductor wafer fabrication, backend semiconductor equipment, and HB-LED production equipment. These wins are expected to provide new runtime license revenue beginning in 2014 and continuing for many years.
  • Strengthening relationships with Services Partners. The Company strengthened its relationships with its global network of software integrators that are able to assist Cimetrix customers in the use of Cimetrix products. Cimetrix has relationships with integration partners in Europe, North America and Asia to provide local systems integration services, which enables Cimetrix to focus its resources on product development activities.
  • Continuing R&D for new product opportunities. Cimetrix has significant expertise in building software products for very demanding capital equipment in the world's most integrated and automated factories. The Company believes there are numerous opportunities to leverage this expertise to build new products for both its current customer base as well as much larger markets. As part of the Company's R&D strategy, it continues to work closely with industry leaders and ISMI (International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative). The Company initiated a new project with ISMI intended to demonstrate critical capability to ISMI member companies, which has the potential to lead to new products.

Second Quarter 2013 Outlook

The capital equipment markets for the PV and LED industries remain extremely low and we have no visibility yet into when these markets will improve. All indications are that semiconductor machine shipments will continue to increase during the second quarter of 2013, which should provide increased runtime license revenue for Cimetrix that we hope will offset the expected decline in SDK revenue. If the large chip makers proceed with their stated capital spending plans, then this industry up cycle of semiconductor machine shipments should continue increasing on a sequential quarter basis for the remainder of 2013.

About Cimetrix Incorporated
Cimetrix (OTCQB: CMXX) develops and supports factory automation software products for the global semiconductor, photovoltaic, LED, and other electronics industries. Cimetrix factory connectivity software allows for rapid and reliable implementation of the SEMI SECS/GEM, GEM300, PV2, and EDA standards. Our flexible equipment control framework software is the latest technology that enables equipment suppliers to design and implement their supervisory control, material handling, operator interface, platform and process control, and automation requirements of manufacturing facilities. Cimetrix products can be found in virtually every 300mm semiconductor factory worldwide and include CIMControlFramework™, CIMConnect™, CIM300™, and CIMPortal™. The added value of Cimetrix passionate Support and Professional Services delivers an outstanding solution for precision equipment companies worldwide.

Cimetrix is an active member of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), including the SEMI PV Group, and participates in various International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI/SEMATECH) programs.

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Safe Harbor Statement:

The matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements about the Company's prospects for future growth and results of operations are forward-looking statements. The comments made by the Company's senior management in regards to future prospects and results are based on current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that may adversely affect expected results including but not limited to recovery of the economic markets into which the Company sells products, increased capital expenditures by semiconductor chip manufacturers, market acceptance of the Company's products, the ability of the Company to control its costs associated with providing products and services, the mix between products and services (which generally have higher associated costs of revenue) provided by the Company, the competitive position of the Company and its products, the economic climate in the markets in which the Company's products are sold, technological improvements, and other risks discussed more fully in filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of these factors are beyond the control of the Company. Reference is made to the Company's most recent filing on Form 10-K, which further details such risk factors.


March 31,
2013 December 31,
ASSETS (Unaudited) 2012
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Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,036,000 $ 1,027,000
Accounts receivable, net 656,000 642,000
Inventories 11,000 16,000
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 97,000 102,000
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Total current assets 1,800,000 1,787,000

Property and equipment, net 82,000 81,000
Goodwill 64,000 64,000
Other assets 15,000 20,000
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$ 1,961,000 $ 1,952,000
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Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 46,000 $ 49,000
Accrued expenses 156,000 230,000
Deferred revenue 382,000 338,000
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Total current liabilities 584,000 617,000
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Total liabilities 584,000 617,000
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Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' equity:
Common stock; $.0001 par value, 100,000,000
shares authorized, 45,467,006 and
45,567,006 shares issued, respectively 4,000 4,000
Additional paid-in capital 33,705,000 33,683,000
Treasury stock, 25,000 shares at cost (49,000) (49,000)
Accumulated deficit (32,283,000) (32,303,000)
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Total stockholders' equity 1,377,000 1,335,000
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$ 1,961,000 $ 1,952,000
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Three Months Ended
March 31,
2013 2012
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New software licenses $ 1,115,000 $ 968,000
Software license updates and product support 234,000 242,000
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Total software revenues 1,349,000 1,210,000
Professional services 50,000 378,000
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Total revenues 1,399,000 1,588,000
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Operating costs and expenses:
Cost of revenues 583,000 744,000
Sales and marketing 266,000 271,000
Research and development 191,000 218,000
General and administrative 315,000 323,000
Depreciation and amortization 17,000 15,000
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Total operating costs and expenses 1,372,000 1,571,000
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Income from operations 27,000 17,000
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Other income (expenses):
Other income 3,000 -
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Total other expenses, net 3,000 -
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Income before income taxes 30,000 17,000

Provision for income taxes 1,000 2,000
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Net income $ 29,000 $ 15,000
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Net income per common share:
Basic $ 0.00 $ 0.00
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Diluted $ 0.00 $ 0.00
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Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Basic 45,746,000 45,698,000
Diluted 46,373,000 45,763,000

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