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Faro Announce 2020 Financial Performance

FARO Technologies has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020.

“FARO delivered strong fourth quarter results, closing out a transformational year amid uncertainty caused by the pandemic.  Our fourth quarter performance demonstrates the effectiveness of our more efficient sales organization and the profit potential of our lower cost structure.  We enter 2021 as a stronger, more efficient business with a highly scalable financial model,” stated Michael Burger, President and Chief Executive Officer. “As the business environment returns to normalized levels and we execute on our software and solution development initiatives, we believe we are well positioned to generate significant shareholder returns in the years ahead.”

Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Summary

Total sales were $93.0 million for fourth quarter 2020 representing a 31% sequential quarterly increase when compared to $70.7 million in the third quarter 2020, and an 11% decrease when compared with $104.1 million for fourth quarter 2019.  The sales level fluctuations were primarily a result of the COVID-19 impact on customer demand in served markets.  New order bookings of $95.1 million increased 32% sequentially compared to $72.0 million in the third quarter 2020, but were down 19% when compared to $116.9 million for the fourth quarter 2019.

Gross margin was 54.6% for the fourth quarter 2020, as compared to 41.9% for the same prior year period.

Net income was $27.4 million as compared to a net loss of $49.7 million.

The Company’s cash and short-term investments increased $22.0 million to $185.6 million as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, and the Company remained debt-free.

Full Year 2020 Financial Summary

Total sales were $303.8 million for the full year 2020, as compared with $381.8 million for 2019.

New order bookings were $306.4 million for 2020, as compared to $418.4 million for 2019.

Gross margin was 52.6% for 2020, as compared to 51.9% for 2019.

Net income was $0.6 million for 2020, as compared to net loss of $62.1 million, for 2019.

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