3D Systems Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

For the third quarter of 2017, the company reported revenue of $152.9 million compared to $156.4 million in the third quarter of the previous year. The company reported a third quarter GAAP loss of $0.34 per share compared to a loss of $0.19 per share in the prior year and a non-GAAP loss of $0.20 per share compared to non-GAAP earnings of $0.14 per share in the third quarter of 2016.

“While third quarter results did not meet our expectations, we believe actions taken during the quarter both organizationally and operationally better position the company for long term success,” commented Vyomesh Joshi (VJ), Chief Executive Officer, 3D Systems. “During the quarter, we reorganized the go to market team, changing key leadership positions in both the Americas and the Asia Pacific region while shifting to a worldwide go to market structure. We also completed a deep and comprehensive review of our portfolio based on year to date demand, market trends and a solid understanding of where we meet and will continue to meet customers’ expectations.”

Demand from healthcare and industrial customers as well as strong execution in EMEA was more than offset by softer sales in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions.

The company reported gross profit margin of 38.3% for the third quarter of 2017, which included a $12.9 million charge to write down products and parts as a result of a comprehensive review of the portfolio and inventory. Gross profit margin in the third quarter of 2016 was 44.1%, which included $10.7 million of expenses related to discontinuation of projects and products.

During the quarter, the company used $0.7 million of cash in operations and ended the quarter with $138.3 million of cash on hand.

Let’s hope, Vyomesh Joshi’s strategic plan will be sufficient enough to achieve a next good quarter!

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