Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Reports Results for First Quarter of Fiscal 2016


Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is the world's leading supplier of CMP polishing slurries and a growing CMP pad supplier to the semiconductor industry.  The company’s products play a critical role in the production of advanced semiconductor devices, enabling the manufacture of smaller, faster and more complex devices by its customers.  The company's mission is to create value by developing reliable and innovative solutions, through close customer collaboration, that solve today's challenges and help enable tomorrow's technology.  The company has approximately 1,100 employees on a global basis.  For more information about Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, visit or contact Trisha Tuntland, Director of Investor Relations at 630-499-2600.


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(Unaudited and amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)  
 Quarter Ended
 December 31,September 30,December 31,
  2015  2015  2014 
Revenue$  100,369 $  100,137 $  111,934 
Cost of goods sold 50,174  48,115  54,960 
Gross profit 50,195  52,022  56,974 
Operating expenses:   
Research, development & technical 14,828  14,856  15,018 
Selling & marketing 6,749  5,763  7,639 
General & administrative 14,263  13,553  11,751 
Total operating expenses 35,840  34,172  34,408 
Operating income 14,355  17,850   22,566  
Interest expense   1,167     1,494     906  
Other income (expense), net   190     116     1,057  
Income before income taxes   13,378     16,472     22,717  
Provision for income taxes   2,069     3,939     2,801  
Net income $   11,309   $   12,533   $   19,916  
Income available to common shareholders $   11,182   $   12,372   $   19,685  
Basic earnings per share $ 0.46   $ 0.51   $ 0.83  
Weighted average basic shares outstanding   24,142     24,144     23,651  
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.46   $ 0.50   $ 0.80  
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding   24,549     24,583     24,486  

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