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  • CVD Equipment Announced Q1 2024 Financial Results

    CVD Equipment Announced Q1 2024 Financial Results

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    CVD Equipment Corporation announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

    Manny Lakios, President and CEO of CVD Equipment Corporation, commented, “First quarter 2024 revenue was $4.9 million, down significantly versus the prior year period, as our business continues to experience fluctuations in revenue given the nature of the emerging growth end markets we serve. While we are disappointedwith our first quarter performance, we’ll stay the course on strategic efforts to achieve profitability, carefully managing our costs and cash flow while simultaneously focusing on growth and return on investment.”

    Mr. Lakios added, “As we mentioned in our year-end press release, we started off the year with several key order wins during the first quarter. These included a strategic order for our PVT200™ system from a new customer, marking an important milestone as we seek to gain traction for SiC crystal boule growth, as well as a multi-system order for our SiC CVD coating reactors. The PVT200™ customer plans to evaluate our equipment for potential additional orders. This improved order performance resulted in an increase in backlog from $18.4 million at year-end to $27.1 million at March 31, 2024. We are encouraged by these orders, as we continue to fund both research and development and sales and marketing activities, including direct engagementwith multiple potential customers, highly focused on penetrating key market opportunities.”

    First Quarter 2024 Financial Performance

    • Revenue of $4.9 million, down $3.8 million or 43.4% year over year primarily due to lower system revenues.
    • Gross profit margin percentage was 17.5% due to lower gross profit margins on certain contracts in progress at our CVD Equipment segment partially offset by higher gross profit margins by our SDC segment.
    • Operating loss of $1.6 million.
    • Net loss of $1.5 million or $0.22 basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $40,000 or $0.01 per basic and diluted share for the prior year first quarter.
    • Cash and cash equivalents of $11.9 million as of March 31, 2024 as compared to $14.0 million as of December 31, 2023.

    First Quarter 2024 Operational Performance

    • Orders for the first quarter were $13.5 million primarily driven by demand in the aerospace sector and in our SDC segment for gas delivery equipment.
    • As mentioned above we received these important orders in the quarter:
      • An order for our new PVT200™ system used to grow silicon carbide crystals for the manufacture of 200 mm wafers. This represents our second customer for our PVT equipment that the customer will evaluate for potential additional orders.
      • A multisystem order from an industrial customer for approximately $10 million that will be used for depositing a silicon carbide protective coating on OEM components, with systems      scheduled to ship in 2025.
    • During the first quarter, we implemented a plan to reduce our operating costs to be consistent with current customer demand. This resulted in a reductionin our work force in early January 2024. We continue to evaluate the demand for our products and opportunities to reduce our operating costs.

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  • CVD Equipment Announced Financial Results

    CVD Equipment Announced Financial Results

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    CVD Equipment Corporation announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2023.

    Manny Lakios, President and CEO of CVD Equipment Corporation, commented, “Fourth quarter 2023 revenue was $4.1 million, down significantly versus the prior year period, as our business continues to experience fluctuations in revenue given the nature of the emerging growth end markets we serve. While we are disappointed with both our fourth quarter and full year performance, we’ll stay the course on our strategy to return to consistent profitability, with a focus on growth and return on investment.”

    Mr. Lakios added, “Our primary goal is to expand penetration of our equipment solutions into high power electronics, battery material, aerospace and industrial applications. To this end, I am very pleased to announce that we started off 2024 with several key new order wins. First, we successfully penetrated a second PVT equipment customer, with an evaluation order for our newly launched PVT200 system used to grow 200 mm silicon carbide crystals. This represents an important milestone for CVD, with potential follow-on production orders should our equipment effectively meet the customers’ needs. Second, we received a $10 million multisystem order for a SiC CVD coating reactor from an industrial customer, which will be used to deposit a silicon carbide protective coating on OEM components. We are encouraged by these orders, as we continue to make investments in both research and development and sales and marketing, including direct engagement with multiple potential customers, focused on our key markets.”

    Fourth Quarter 2023 Financial Performance

    • Revenue of $4.1 million, down $3.1 million or 43.2% year over year primarily due to lower system revenues.
    • Gross profit margin percentage was a negative 8.5% due to a large contract that experienced significant cost overruns during the quarter.
    • Operating loss of $2.5 million.
    • Net loss of $2.3 million or $0.33 basic and diluted share, compared to a net income of $1.5 million or $0.23 per basic and diluted share during the prior year fourth quarter. Net income in 2022 included $1.5 million of other income related to the recognition of Employee Retention Credits related to fiscal 2021.
    • Cash and cash equivalents of $14.0 million as of December 31, 2023.

    Full Year 2023 Financial Performance

    • Revenue of $24.1 million, down $1.7 million or 6.6% year over year primarily due to the disposition of Tantaline and the wind down of MesoScribe’s operations.
    • Our gross profit margin percentage was 21.0% in 2023 as compared to 25.7% in the prior year due to a large contract in 2023 that experienced significant cost overruns and other higher margin system contracts in 2022.
    • Operating loss of $4.9 million.
    • Net loss of $4.2 million or $0.62 basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.2 million or $0.03 per basic and diluted share in the prior year. Net loss in 2022 included $1.5 million of other income related to the recognition of Employee Retention Credits.

    Fourth Quarter 2023 Operational Performance

    • Orders for the fourth quarter were $5.8 million driven by continued demand in the aerospace sector and in our SDC segment for gas delivery equipment.
    • Received a $2.1 million system order in the aerospace sector that will be delivered over the next 12 months.
    • Received a $1.0 million order in our SDC segment for gas delivery equipment.
    • During the fourth quarter, we developed a plan to reduce our operating costs to be consistent with current customer demand. This resulted in a reduction in our work force in early January 2024. We continue to evaluate opportunities to reduce our operating costs.

    Full Year 2023 Operational Performance

    • Booking of new orders from customers was $25.8 million, representing a decrease of approximately 22.1% compared to 2022 bookings of $33.1 million. The decline in bookings was related to large orders of PVT150 systems that were received in 2022.
    • Backlog as of December 31, 2023 of $18.4 million, an increase from $17.8 million from the prior year end.

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  • Dr. Ashraf Lotfi to Join CVD Equipment Board of Directors

    Dr. Ashraf Lotfi to Join CVD Equipment Board of Directors

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    CVD Equipment Corporation appointed Dr. Ashraf Lotfi to its Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors also approved an expansion of the number of directors from the current level of five to six.

    “We are delighted that Dr. Lotfi has agreed to join our Board,” said Lawrence J. Waldman, Chairman of CVD Equipment Corporation’s Board of Directors.  “His extensive semiconductor and power electronics device industry expertise, and proven track record of bringing innovative technologies to market, will be invaluable as we execute our core strategy focused on the electrification of everything.”

    Dr. Lotfi is currently a venture partner with Deep Sciences Ventures and serves on the board of Lotus Microsystems, ApS.  Dr. Lotfi previously served as Vice President and a Fellow at Intel Corporation.   Prior to Intel, he was Power Chief Technology Officer for Altera Corporation serving its Enpirion Power Business as well as the broader Field Programmable Gate Array community. Altera was acquired by Intel in 2015. Prior to Altera, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Enpirion, Inc., which he founded in 2002.

    From Enpirion’s inception, Dr. Lotfi led its strategic direction with a unique industry‐first vision to create the ultimate power converter‐on‐chip creating ubiquitous DC‐DC conversion at the silicon level.  In 2013, he led Enpirion’s merger into Altera to realize his vision of highly integrated power management closely coupled to leading‐edge digital silicon loads. Prior to founding Enpirion, he was Director of Advanced Power Research at Bell Laboratories.

    Manny Lakios, President and CEO of CVD Equipment Corporation, also commented, “We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Lotfi to our Board of Directors.  His in-depth knowledge of the power electronics market and his track record of scaling the Enpirion Power Business will allow him to immediately contribute to our management team and Board of Directors as we pursue the pipeline of customer opportunities in our key strategic markets of high-power electronics, battery materials/energy storage and aerospace and defense.”

    Dr. Lotfi stated, “I am very delighted to join CVD Equipment Corporation. Its long history and solid IP capabilities, particularly in silicon carbide, the essential enabling technology for electrification, form a strong basis for continued growth and participation in critical parts of vital applications and growth markets.”

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