Faro Deliver Double Digit Growth in 3D Factory Metrology

Faro has announced its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2018.

Highlights of the companies second quarter including quarterly sales of $98.2 million, up 18.8% year-over-year, 3D factory metrology quarterly sales up 13.3% year-over-year, construction BIM up 25.0% and emerging verticals up 50.3%.

“For the fourth consecutive quarter, we delivered double-digit sales growth and increased gross margin year-over-year demonstrating improved execution of our strategy and FARO’s technological leadership in our vertical markets,” stated Dr. Simon Raab, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “All segments reported strong year-over-year orders and sales growth, highlighted by our 3D factory metrology segment. In the second quarter and extending into the current quarter, important new product releases will continue the expansion of our product range to better meet the technical needs and budgets of our customers.  We have also accelerated our pace of acquisitions this year, having completed four year-to-date and adding important new technologies including 3D scanning for the dental market.  Our global initiative of FAROBest! is aimed at operational excellence and will contribute to controlling our G&A and R&D expenses as a percentage of sales.  Our actions delivered a 7-point improvement in operating margin year-over-year for the quarter.”

Second Quarter 2018
Total sales increased by $15.5 million, or 18.8%, to $98.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 from $82.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.  Second quarter sales increase was primarily a result of growth in product unit sales across all segments and higher average selling prices, primarily in Faro’s 3D factory segment.  New order bookings increased by $17.5 million, or 19.7%, to $106.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 from $89.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Gross margin for the quarter was 58.7%, up 2.1 percentage points compared with 56.6% for the same prior year period primarily due to higher average selling prices and improved manufacturing efficiencies.

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Our operating income increased by $6.1 million to $1.9 million for the second quarter of 2018, compared with an operating loss of $4.2 million for same prior year period.  Operating margin increased to 2.0% for the second quarter of 2018, up 7.0 percentage points compared with the second quarter of 2017.

Six months ended June 30, 2018 
Total sales increased by $26.9 million, or 16.3%, to $191.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 from $164.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017.  The sales increase was primarily driven by strong growth of product unit sales in construction BIM and emerging verticals segments, higher average selling prices in Faro’s 3D factory segment, and service revenue growth.  New order bookings increased by $26.8 million, or 15.2%, to $202.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 from $175.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017.

Gross margin was 58.3% for the first six months of 2018, up 3.2 percentage points over the same prior year period mostly due to higher average selling prices and improved manufacturing efficiencies.

Operating income was $2.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018, reflecting an increase of $8.8 million compared with an operating loss of $6.2 million for the same prior year period.

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