Photronics: R. Troy Dewar, Cfa Vice President, Investor Relations

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.
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Press Release
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Photronics Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results
Revenue was $152.1 million, up 2% sequentially and down 5% year-over-year
Net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders was $8.0 million, or $0.13 per diluted share
Cash provided by operating activities was $26.3 million, capex was $17.5 million, share repurchases were $13.2 million, and ending cash balance was $278.5 million
Second quarter 2021 guidance: revenue between $153 and $162 million with diluted EPS between $0.14 and $0.20
BROOKFIELD, Conn. February 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIR E) —
(NASDAQ:PLAB), a worldwide leader
in photomask technologies and solutions, today reported financial results for its fiscal 2021 first quarter ended January 31, 2021.
First quarter revenue was $152.1 million, up 2% compared with the previous quarter and down 5% compared with the same quarter last year. Integrated circuit (IC)
revenue was $105.0 million, down 1% sequentially and 2% compared with the first quarter of last year. Flat panel display (FPD) revenue was $47.1 million, up 9% compared with last quarter and down 11% compared with the same period last year.
Net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders was $8.0 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared with $6.5 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the
fourth quarter of 2020 and $10.3 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2020.
"We achieved sequential revenue growth in the first quarter, a period that is typically down seasonally, due to strong demand for mobile displays and a recovery in
memory,” said Peter Kirlin, chief executive officer. “Our diverse and broad industry exposure enabled us to perform well even as mask demand was somewhat muted in certain sectors as foundries responded to semiconductor shortages, limiting new
design activity.
The outlook for mask demand in 2021 is positive as additional capacity is brought on line by our customers. Our financial position remains strong and we anticipate completing the next phase of our FPD
investment in the second half of fiscal 2021. We expect to grow 2021 revenue by high single-digit percent with an increase in operating profit similar to the 23% increase achieved in 2020.”
Second Quarter 2021 Guidance
For the second quarter of 2021, Photronics expects revenue to be between $153 million and $162 million, and net income attributable to Photronics, Inc. shareholders to
be between $0.14 and $0.20 per diluted share.
Conference Call
A conference call to discuss these results is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The call can be accessed by logging onto
Photronics' website at
www.photronics.com
.  The live dial-in number is (877) 377-7095 or (408) 774-4601 outside of the United States and Canada. The call will be archived on Photronics’
website.
About Photronics
is a leading worldwide manufacturer of
integrated circuit (IC) and flat panel display (FPD)
photomasks
. High precision quartz plates that contain microscopic images of electronic circuits, photomasks are a key element in the
IC and FPD manufacturing process. Founded in 1969, Photronics has been a trusted photomask supplier for over 50 years. As of October 31, 2020, the company had 1,728 employees. The company operates 11 strategically located
manufacturing facilities
in Asia, Europe, and North America. Additional information on the company can be accessed at
Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the company and its subsidiaries. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and
other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of Photronics to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements preceded by,
followed by or that otherwise include the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “projects,” “estimates,” “plans,” “may increase,” “may fluctuate,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “may” and “could” or similar words or expressions are
generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. Any statements that refer to outlook, expectations or other characterizations of future events, circumstances or results are also forward-looking statements. Important risks, assumptions
and other important factors that could cause future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements are specified in Photronics’ Annual and Quarterly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission under
headings such as “Forward-Looking Statements”, “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and in other filings and furnishings made by Photronics with the Securities and Exchange
Commission from time to time. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the current pandemic and future recurrences and other developments with respect thereto, governmental responses to the pandemic and related matters,
changes in end markets resulting therefrom, changes in investment, tax, trade, exchange and other laws and regulations, compliance with local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations including, but not limited to, import and export controls,
tariffs and penalties, fines and violations related thereto, as well as economic, competitive, legal, governmental, political, monetary and fiscal policy, and technological factors and decisions we may make in the future regarding our business,
capital structure and other matters. Photronics undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements or, except as required to be disclosed in filings or furnishings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, to report events or to report the occurrence of unanticipated events. There is no assurance that Photronics’ expectations will be realized.

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