FormFactor, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results

LIVERMORE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Feb 04, 2016 -- FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Cascade in a cash and stock transaction. The Company has provided details of the merger in a separate press release.

The Company also announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 ended December 26, 2015. Quarterly revenues were $71.8 million, up 9% from $65.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, and up 1% from $71.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

For fiscal 2015, FormFactor posted revenue of $282.4 million, up 5% from $268.5 million in fiscal 2014.

On a GAAP basis, net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $(0.6) million, or $(0.01) per fully-diluted share, compared to a net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 of $(2.5) million, or $(0.04) per fully-diluted share, and a net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 of $(1.9) million, or $(0.03) per fully-diluted share. Net loss for fiscal 2015 was $(1.5) million, or $(0.03) per fully-diluted share, compared to a net loss of $(19.2) million, or $(0.34) per fully-diluted share, for fiscal 2014.

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $5.8 million, or $0.10 per fully-diluted share, compared to net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 of $3.3 million, or $0.06 per fully-diluted share, and net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 of $6.5 million, or $0.11 per fully-diluted share. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for fiscal 2015 was $21.8 million, or $0.37 per fully-diluted share, compared to a net income of $18.2 million, or $0.32 per fully-diluted share. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP net income and net income per share is provided in the schedules included below.

Cash generation after stock repurchases for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $3.8 million, compared to cash generation of $5.1 million after stock repurchases for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 and cash generation of $9.5 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Stock repurchases in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 were $1.2 million. There were no stock repurchases in fiscal 2014. For fiscal year 2015, cash generation after stock repurchases was $23.8 million as compared to $12.7 million for fiscal 2014.

The company has posted its revenue breakdown by region and market segment on the Investors section of its website at www.formfactor.com. FormFactor will conduct a conference call at 5:30 a.m. PST, or 8:30 a.m. EST, today.

The public is invited to a listen-only live webcast of the joint conference call with FormFactor and Cascade at 8:30 a.m. Eastern (5:30 a.m. Pacific) to discuss this announcement. The conference call can be joined by dialing 877-331-4217, Conference ID 42589273, within the U.S. and 224-633-1404, Conference ID 42589273, for all other locations. To access the webcast, visit the Investors section of FormFactor's web site at http://www.formfactor.com and click on the Events & Presentations section to view the details. For further details on the transaction, please see the "Transaction Summary" presentation on the Investors section of FormFactor's website. A webcast replay will be available on the FormFactor web site approximately three hours after the conference call concludes. The recording will be available by telephone through February 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m. PST, and can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) and entering confirmation code 42589273.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information:

To supplement our condensed consolidated financial results prepared under generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, we disclose certain non-GAAP measures of non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per fully-diluted share that are adjusted from the nearest GAAP financial measure to exclude certain costs, expenses and gains. Reconciliations of the adjustments to GAAP results for the three and twelve months ended December 26, 2015 are provided below. Information regarding the ways in which management uses non-GAAP financial information to evaluate its business, management's reasons for using this non-GAAP financial information, and limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial information, is included under "About our Non-GAAP Net Income and Adjustments" following the tables below.

About FormFactor:

FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) helps semiconductor manufacturers test the integrated circuits (ICs) that power consumer mobile devices, as well as computing, automotive and other applications. The company is one of the world's leading providers of essential wafer test technologies and expertise, with an extensive portfolio of high-performance probe cards for DRAM, Flash and SoC devices. Customers use FormFactor's products and services to lower overall production costs, improve their yields and enable complex next-generation ICs. Headquartered in Livermore, California, the company services its customers from a network of facilities in Europe, Asia and North America. For more information, visit the company's website at www.formfactor.com.

FormFactor, MicroProbe, and the FormFactor and MicroProbe logos are registered or unregistered trademarks of FormFactor, Inc. All other product, trademark, company or service names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including with respect to the anticipated timing, completion and effects of the proposed merger between FormFactor and Cascade Microtech. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs, and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties, many of which are beyond FormFactor's and Cascade Microtech's control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about: future financial and operating results; benefits of the transaction to customers and shareholders; potential synergies and cost savings; the ability of the combined company to expand customer and market opportunities; and other statements regarding the proposed transaction. Forward-looking statements may contain words such as "may," "might," "will," "could," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "intend" and "continue," the negative or plural of these words and similar expressions, and include the assumptions that underlie such statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: the timing to consummate the proposed merger; failure of the Cascade Microtech shareholders to approve the proposed merger; the terms and availability of the proposed financing arrangements; the risk that a condition to closing of the merger may not be satisfied; failure to achieve regulatory approval or the risk that it is obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated; the challenges and costs of closing, integrating, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; the ability to retain key employees, customers and suppliers; the diversion of management time on merger-related issues; and changes in FormFactor's or Cascade Microtech's future cash requirements, capital requirements, results of operations, financial conditions and/or cash flows, and other factors, including those set forth in the most current Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed by FormFactor and Cascade Microtech with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), under the caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere. All forward-looking statements are based on management's estimates, projections and assumptions as of the date hereof. No assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of FormFactor or Cascade Microtech. Unless required by law, FormFactor and Cascade Microtech are under no obligation (and expressly disclaim any such obligation) to update or revise their forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

No Offer or Solicitation

This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval with respect to the proposed merger or otherwise. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed merger, FormFactor intends to file a registration statement on Form S-4, which will include a preliminary prospectus, related materials to register the shares of FormFactor common stock to be issued in the merger and other documents concerning the proposed merger, and Cascade Microtech intends to file a proxy statement/prospectus and other documents concerning the proposed merger with the SEC. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT FORMFACTOR, CASCADE MICROTECH, AND THE PROPOSED MERGER. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the registration statement and the proxy statement/prospectus (when they are available) and any other documents filed by FormFactor and Cascade Microtech with the SEC at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov . Copies of documents filed with the SEC by FormFactor may also be obtained for free by contacting FormFactor Investor Relations by mail at FormFactor, Inc., Investor Relations, 7005 Southfront St., Livermore, California 94551, Attention: Investor Relations or by going to FormFactor's Investor Relations page on its corporate web site at www.formfactor.com , and copies of documents filed with the SEC by Cascade Microtech may also be obtained for free by contacting Cascade Microtech Investor Relations by mail at Cascade Microtech, Inc., 9100 SW Gemini Drive, Beaverton, Oregon 97008, Attention: Investor Relations or by going to Cascade Microtech's Investor Relations page on its corporate web site at www.CascadeMicrotech.com . The contents of the websites referenced above are not deemed to be incorporated by reference into the registration statement or the proxy statement/prospectus.

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