CyberOptics Corporation has reported sales of $24.2 million for the first quarter of 2022 ended March 31, an increase of 37% from $17.7 million in the first quarter of 2021. Net income for the first quarter of 2022 was $3.6 million, an increase of 149% from earnings of $1.4 million or $0.19 per diluted share in the year-earlier quarter.
Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, president and chief executive officer, commented, “Each of our product groups, 3D and 2D sensors, semiconductor products and inspection/metrology systems, posted strong, double-digit sales growth in the first quarter of 2022. The competitive advantages of our portfolio of 3D Multi-Reflection Suppression (MRS) sensors and inspection systems and WaferSense semiconductor sensors make us confident about CyberOptics’ second quarter and full-year prospects.”
Kulkarni added, “We are continuing to advance our line-up of WaferSense products and MRS-based sensors and inspection systems to continue to enable our customers to recognize significant improvements in yields, processes and productivity, particularly for their advanced applications. Additionally, we are investing in new sensor technologies to position CyberOptics for long-term growth in our targeted semiconductor and advanced SMT capital equipment markets.”
Sales of 3D and 2D sensors increased 27% year-over-year to $8.1 million in the first quarter of 2022. Within this category, sales of 3D MRS sensors rose 15% year-over-year to $4.9 million in this year’s first quarter. Semiconductor inspection and metrology applications are continuing to generate strong demand for our 3D MRS-based sensors. Sales of 3D and 2D sensors are forecasted to post solid growth on a year-over-year basis in the second quarter of 2022.
Sales of semiconductor sensors, principally our WaferSense line of sensors, increased 34% year-over-year to $6.8 million in the first quarter of 2022. Strong demand for semiconductor capital equipment is driving the sales growth of these yield and process improvement sensors. Sales of semiconductor sensors are again forecasted to post strong double-digit growth on a year-over-year basis in the second quarter of 2022.
Sales of inspection and metrology systems rose 49% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2022 to $9.4 million. First quarter sales of SQ3000 Multi-Function inspection systems increased 45% year-over-year to $5.9 million as this product continues to gain traction among existing and new customers. Total SQ3000 sales related to mini-LED applications came to $619,000 in this year’s first quarter. New orders for mini-LED related inspection and metrology are expected in 2022.
First quarter system sales also benefited from customer acceptances of $1.0 million for 3D MX3000 Final Vision Inspection systems and sensor kits for memory modules. New orders totaling $3.5 million for 3D MX3000 systems were received during the first quarter, which brought our quarter-ending MX backlog to $5.9 million. Orders in the current backlog are scheduled to be recognized as revenue over the balance of 2022. Reflecting normal sales fluctuations of capital equipment, sales of inspection and metrology systems are forecasted to be relatively flat on a year-over-year basis in the second quarter of 2022.
CyberOptics’ backlog at March 31, 2022 totaled a record $47.4 million, up from $47.3 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2021 and $32.4 million at March 31, 2021. The company is forecasting sales of $25.0 to $28.0 million for the second quarter of 2022 ending June 30, compared to $25.2 million reported in the second quarter of 2021.
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