Stratasys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SSYS) Q2 2012 Earnings Call August 1, 2012 8:30 AM ET
Shane Glenn - Director of Investor Relations
Scott Crump - Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman
Robert Gallagher - Chief Financial Officer
Troy Jensen - Piper Jaffray
Tim Mulrooney - William Blair & Company
Andrea James - Dougherty & Company
Steve Dyer - Craig-Hallum
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Second Quarter 2012 Stratasys Earnings Conference Call. My name is Janetta, and I will be your operator for today. At this time, all participants are in listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder this conference is being recorded for replay purposes.
I will now like to turn the conference over to your host for today, Mr. Shane Glenn, Director of Investor Relations. Please proceed.
Thanks, Janetta. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us to discuss our second quarter results. On the call with us today are Scott Crump, Chairman and CEO of Stratasys, and Bob Gallagher, CFO of Stratasys. Following the prepared remarks, we will open the call for questions. An audio replay of the call will also be available on our website later today.
Statements made during this call about Stratasys’ beliefs, intension and expectations, including statements regarding the expected timing and ultimate closing of the merger of Stratasys and Objet Limited, as well as the benefits thereof are forward-looking statements. The statements involve risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in this presentation. Actual results may differ materially due to a number of factors, including risks and uncertainties relating to Stratasys’ ability to penetrate the 3D printing market, Stratasys’ ability to introduce, produce and market consumable materials and market acceptance of these materials; the impact of competitive pricing and products; Stratasys’ timely development of new products and materials and market acceptance of those products and materials; the success of Stratasys’ recent R&D initiative to expand the DDM capabilities of its core FDM technology; the success of Stratasys’ RedEye On Demand and other paid parts services; and Stratasys’ ability to complete its transaction with Objet Limited on the proposed terms and schedule, and achieve the anticipated benefits of the transaction.
These and another applicable factors are discussed in the presentation and in Stratasys’ filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its report on Form 10-K for the year ended 12/31/2011 and subsequent filings. Any forward-looking statements included in this presentation are as of the date they are given, and Stratasys does not intend to update them if its views later change, except as maybe required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Stratasys’ views as of any date subsequent to the date they are given.
The information discussed in this conference call includes financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP. In addition, certain non-GAAP financial measures have been provided that exclude certain charges, expenses and income. The non-GAAP measures should be read in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures and should be considered in addition to and not as an alternative or substitute for the measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures are provided in an effort to provide financial information that investors may deem relevant to evaluate results from the company's core business operations and to compare the company's performance with prior periods. The non-GAAP financial measures primarily identify and exclude certain discrete items, such as amortization expenses, expenses associated with stock-based compensation, and the expenses related to completing the proposed combination with Objet. The company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for evaluating comparable financial performance against prior periods.
Now, I’d like to turn the call over to Scott Crump, CEO of Stratasys.
Good morning, and thank you for joining us to discuss our financial results. We are very pleased with our second quarter performance. Total revenue expanded to a record $49.4 million for the second quarter, an increase of 31% over last year. Non-GAAP operating profit was also impressive increasing by 38% over last year, and we just raised our revenue and non-GAAP earnings guidance for 2012.
As we observed in the past several quarters, the second quarter benefitted from a strong sales of our higher margin Fortus 3D production systems which grew by 126% compared to last year. This strong performance in our Fortus line also helped drive impressive consumable revenue growth of 34% year-over-year during the second quarter. Consumable revenue continues to benefit from the expanding use of direct digital manufacturing applications which maintain relatively higher consumable utilization rate. We continue to believe the emerging market for DDM applications is at the beginning of a multi-secular growth opportunity.
Orders for our revolutionary new Mojo 3D printer were strong during the quarter, following the new products introduction in May. Mojo revenue during the quarter was minimal given customer ships that didn’t commence until the final days of the quarter, according to our plan. We believe Mojo is an ideal product to combine with our new channel development initiatives deemed at growing the sales of our most affordable products. We have now recruited and trained 120 new sales agents that will focus on our most affordable products including our uPrint line and our new Mojo 3D printer.
We also introduced an exciting new product within our Solidscape subsidiary, which I will discuss in more detail later in the call. And of course we are most excited about our announced plan to combine with Objet, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of 3D printing and rapid prototyping systems. We have made substantial progress in planning for the combined organization and remain on track for a third quarter closing of the transaction. Combing with Objet will expand our reach and provide a complementary product line that we can leverage into a rapidly growing market opportunity.
I will return later to discuss these developments in more detail, but first I would like to turn the call over to our CFO, Bob Gallagher, who will provide the highlights of our second quarter results. Here’s Bob.
Thanks, Scott. Total revenue was a record $49.4 million for the second quarter, a 31% increase over the $37.8 million reported for the same period last year. The company shipped a total of 776 units during the second quarter versus 735 last year. As we have observed over the past four quarters, our Fortus 3D production unit sales were very strong during the period, increasing by 3x during the second quarter over last year. This strong growth has been driven in part by the successful introduction of the 250MC last fall.
The 250 MC is positioned very close to our Dimension 3D printer line within the market place and is generating significant interest from customers that would have otherwise purchased a Dimension 3D printer. Similar to prior periods, this likely skewed the unit growth trends during the quarter by favoring our higher-end Fortus systems over our lower end 3D printers. However, in addition to the 250MC, we also generated strong growth in our Fortus 400 MC and 900MC platforms, driven by the growing demand for direct digital manufacturing.
Excluding the impact of the 250 MC Fortus system units still grew by 43% in the second quarter over last year. Regardless of how you slice it, Fortus system sales continue to be impressive. Unit shipments of our Dimension and uPrint 3D printers were down 20% during the second quarter over last year. For the reasons we just discussed and similar to previous quarters, we believe that Fortus 250 MC introduction had a moderating impact on our 3D printer sales during the period. In addition, our resellers are focusing on the Fortus in an effort to capitalize on the growing demand for direct digital manufacturing applications, which is why we are developing a separate channel to focus on our most affordable products.
In addition, our resellers are focusing on the -- excuse me, however the biggest factor impacting 3D printer sales during the quarter was the introduction of our new Mojo 3D printer combined with the timing of first customer shipments for the new product. Our Mojo 3D printer has been well received within the marketplace following its introduction in May, and we have generated orders for over 275 systems worldwide. In accordance with our plan, customer shipments to Mojo didn’t come in until the final days of the second quarter. Consequently, the strong order flow did not translate into significant revenue for the second quarter.
Most of these orders will ship in the third quarter and we expect the product to have a more meaningful impact on revenue in the second half of 2012. Unit sales of our HP branded 3D printers were flat during the second quarter over last year, and we have announced our intention to discontinue the manufacturing and distribution agreement effective later in 2012. Despite some success, sales of HP branded systems have remained below levels needed to sustain a viable relationship for us. We are working with HP to ensure an orderly transition within the European markets they serve.
As we have communicated over the past few quarters, our primary focus within 3D printing has now turned to the opportunities presented to us through combining our own channel development initiatives with our recently introduced Mojo 3D printer. We continue to believe our 3D printer channel remains underdeveloped, and that the channel must expand if we were to achieve the full potential of our most affordable products. Scott will discuss later in the call how we are making progress in developing a more focused channel strategy.
Second quarter product revenue was $41.4 million, an increase of 35% over last year. Similar to last quarter, two factors drove our product revenue during the period. First, total system revenue grew by 31% over the last year with Fortus system revenue increasing by 126%. As we have discussed earlier, Fortus sales have continued their strong, positive momentum driven by the introduction of the 250MC, the up-selling trends within our channel, as well as the rising demand from customers using their systems for new DDM applications.
3D printer system revenue was down 35% during the second quarter over the last year, partly driven by the reasons just discussed. However, the most important factor was the timing surrounding the introduction and shipment of the new Mojo 3D printer. The second factor driving product revenue growth in the second quarter was a 34% increase in consumable revenue over last year. Consumable revenue in the second quarter was the highest in the company's history for the third consecutive quarter.
Excluding the impact of the Solidscape acquisition, consumable revenue grew by approximately 23% in the current trailing 12-month period over the prior 12 months. The biggest driver behind consumable revenue growth has been a rapidly growing Fortus line and DDM applications which generally use more consumables. Second quarter service revenue was $8 million, which is up 12% when compared to the same period last year. Our maintenance revenue increased by 6% for the second quarter over last year. Our maintenance revenue is benefitting from our strong sales of our higher priced Fortus systems, given Fortus generally have higher attachment rates for maintenance contracts relative to our 3D printers.
This positive impact has been offset by lower maintenance revenue from our lower end 3D printers as well as the relatively low maintenance revenue generated from sales of our Fortus 250MC. Revenue on our RedEye paid parts service business increased by 13% in the second quarter over last year. Our RedEye business continues to benefit from customers accessing our significant capacity as well as our ability to produce large parts made of high-grade thermal plastics.
We also generated significant amount of orders during the quarter for non-FDM related services in RedEye. North American sales grew by 36% during the second quarter over last year and represented $26.2 million or 53% of total revenue. International sales grew by 26% to $23.2 million, representing 47% of total revenue. Despite global concerns over Europe, sales into the region were up 18% over last year. We observed approximately a 5% reduction in the euro relative to the dollar during the second quarter, which had approximately $500,000 impact on revenue and operating profit during the period.
Gross profit was $23.2 million for the second quarter, or 52.9% of sales versus 52.2% of sales last year. The strong growth in our higher margin products, especially Fortus systems and consumables, made positive contributions to gross margin. These positive contributions were partially offset by non-FDM services in our RedEye business and the relatively lower margin generated from the maintenance contracts on our rapidly growing Fortus line.
Operating profit was $5.8 million for the second quarter, or 12% of sales. Non-GAAP operating profit was $10.5 million for the second quarter, a 38% increase over the $7.6 million reported for the same period last year. We would like to address the significant cost related to our ongoing efforts to combine with Objet. The vast majority of Object related expenses which are enumerated in our press release, are related to advisory, legal, accounting, and integration cost. We are very excited about potential of combining these two growing and successful companies. However, given the size and complexity of this transaction, we are investing in the proper support and advisory services that can allow us to remain focused on our business and be better prepared once the transaction closes.
We believe these investments are well spent and will provide for a more stronger and a more profitable company after closing. Non-GAAP operating profit was 21% of sales similar to the percentage last year. Excluding non-GAAP item, operating expenses increased by 27% over the same period last year. This relatively high growth in operating expenses was driven in part by the cost surrounding our new Mojo 3D printer launch, which included a large reseller and sales agent conference in April, as well as higher advertising and promotional expenses. A comparably vendor product launch was not held in the second quarter of 2011. It’s also important to note that we generated very little Mojo revenue during the second quarter, given the planned timing of first customer shipments.
Net income was $3 million for the second quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP net income was $7 million for the second quarter or $0.32 per share, a 39% increase over the $5 million or $0.23 per share reported for the same period last year. The three expense items excluded in calculating our non-GAAP net income during the second quarter were the expenses related to employee stock options, expenses related to amortization of acquired Solidscape intangible assets, and the expense associated with the recently announced plan to combine with Objet. We should note that the vast majority of expenses incurred for the purposes of completing our combination with Objet are not tax deductible.
A table provided within our press release provides itemized details surrounding all non-GAAP items incurred during both periods. We generated approximately $5.1 million in cash from operations during the second quarter and finished the period with $73.4 million in cash and investments. Inventory balances were $22.5 million at the end of the second quarter which is up modestly from the $21.6 million at the end of the first quarter. Accounts receivable was $33.5 million at the end of the second quarter and days sales outstanding or DSO was 62 days.
Overall, we are pleased with our financial performance during the second quarter. Our Fortus system and consumable continues to grow impressively, both having sustained strong sales growth over the past several quarters. The growth of these businesses has been the primary contributor to our strong financial performance. We are optimistic in the new sales agent program and our new product initiatives. More importantly we are excited about the opportunity that will arise out of our combination with Objet.
I would now like to turn the call over to Director of Investor Relations, Shane Glenn, for comments regarding our stock outlook.
Thank you, Bob. Stratasys revised its financial guidance for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012 as follows. Revenue guidance of $193 million to $198 million versus our previous guidance of $183 million to $193 million. Non-GAAP earnings guidance of $1.31 to $1.38 per share versus previous guidance of $1.29 to $1.38 per share. GAAP earnings guidance of $0.83 to $0.98 versus our previous guidance of $0.97 to $1.13 per share. The revision in GAAP earnings guidance is primarily a reflection of the inclusion of the additional estimated impact of Objet transaction related expenses, most of which are not tax deductible.
Financial guidance does not reflect the potential combined performance of Stratasys and Objet, nor does it include some of the estimated incremental transaction related cost that would be incurred upon the transaction’s closing. In addition to excluding the impact of expenses associated with the proposed combination with Objet, non-GAAP earnings guidance excludes the impact of stock-based compensation expense and the amortization expense of acquired Solidscape intangibles.
Qualitatively, we continue to observe a favorable market environment for our products and we are assuming that will continue through 2012. However, we are assuming that the growth in our Fortus systems sales will moderate in the coming months relative to the very high levels we have recently observed, given we have now reached the anniversary date for the introduction of the Fortus 250MC. We should also note that the normal seasonal weakness we generally observe during the third quarter was mitigated last year by the launch of the Fortus 250MC.
Within 3D printing, we are assuming that our new initiatives will lead to higher sales of our 3D printers in the coming months, driven by the introduction of Mojo and the implementation of our new sales agent program. Overall, we are very optimistic about the balance of the year. Now I would like to turn the call back to Scott Crump.
Thank you, Shane. Based on our strong second quarter performance, we are looking forward to a great year. As Bob mentioned, our higher margin Fortus line continued its strong positive sales momentum into the second quarter. The 900MC and 400MC have been particularly strong for customers using the system for DDM applications within the aerospace and automotive sectors. Manufacturers are recognizing the value of our technology for end-use part production, especially for fixtures and assembly tools used in manufacturing.
In addition, the capabilities of our technology allow for the production of complex geometries that would be impossible to produce through conventional processes. We believe the evaluation and adoption of our proprietary FDM technology as a viable manufacturing alternative is still in the early stages of development. We are pleased that we recently announced a joint initiative with the U.S. Department of Energy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to further develop our technology for manufacturing applications. The Oak Ridge projects aims to develop our FDM technology for mainstream manufacturing processes by improving FDM quality as well as the development of carbon fiber reinforced materials to produce strong, lightweight component.
The project includes several million dollars of funding to be invested over the coming years for system and material development. We believe this project could lead to additional manufacturing uses for our proprietary technology. We are also excited about our new Solidscape system we introduced during the second quarter, called 3Z PRO 3D printer. The new 3Z represents a significant development within our Solidscape subsidiary. The new system includes an improved user interface and new material. The new materials are easier to work with while continuing to produce with high precision high castability.
In addition to the added functionality, we should also note that the new 3Z system has achieved a significant reduction in manufacturing cost relative to prior systems. We will also be leveraging our educational channel in the U.S. to provide access to new markets for the new 3Z. And we are excited about the new product’s potential.
Our expanding base of Fortus 3D production systems and the higher usage rates generated by DDM applications is driving growth in our consumables. Consumable revenue reached another record level in the second quarter growing by 34% over last year. Our revolutionary new Mojo 3D printer was well received following its introduction in late April in our reseller conference which attracted over 200 attendees, as Bob mentioned. Initial orders of the product have been strong and we began new product shipments on schedule during the final days of the second quarter.
We believe the new low cost Mojo represents a significant milestone in our goal of accelerating the sales of our 3D printers worldwide. The new platform is small enough to fit on a desktop. Employs a revolutionary new material delivery and support removal process and is 1.5 times faster than our Dimension Elite when building at the same resolution setting. At $9500, we believe Mojo represents the first commercially viable whole product 3D printer available to end-users that is priced under $10,000. This is approximately $4000 below our previous entry level price for a 3D printer, the uPrint at $13,900.
We believe the Mojo platform is a significant step forward in 3D printing and has the potential to greatly expand the addressable market opportunity. We believe the platform will allow us to capitalize on a market that we believe is quite elastic, by capturing incremental customers who had previously viewed 3D printing as unaffordable or unreliable. We believe this platform could ultimately sell over 10,000 units per year. There are approximately 14 million total CAD seats and over 5 million 3D CAD seats currently worldwide and the number continues to grow. However, despite this large addressable market, only about 50,000 3D printers have been installed through the end of 2011, suggesting a significant opportunity for us.
We believe Mojo combines nicely with our new channel strategies aimed at expanding sales of our most affordable systems. We are -- as we have communicated over the past several quarters, we believe additional channel development is required to accelerate the growth of our most affordable product. We are pleased to report that we have now recruited and trained over 120 sales agents in the U.S. that are focused exclusively on selling our uPrint and Mojo 3D printer line. In addition, we expect to recruit another 30 agents before the year-end to participate in this sales agent program.
We expect this new channel initiative combined with the revolutionary new low cost Mojo 3D printing platform will allow us to better capitalize on a significant untapped market opportunity. While we remain very excited about the opportunities that will arise from our recently announced plan to combine with Objet, a privately held global company that manufactures 3D printers for rapid prototyping. We are making a significant progress in preparing for combining our leading companies. Specifically, we recently completed the proposed combined organizational structure for the new company, which has been communicated to all of the employees.
We are nearing the completion of a plan that will be initiated on day 1 following the transaction closing. And we have begun to cross-train our people internally and we will begin the cross-training of the respective reseller channels in the third quarter. And externally, we have received all of the relevant anti-trust approvals required for closing and have filed the preliminary proxy materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In short, we expect to hit the ground running. Together with Objet, we will be a leader within our industry with a broader, more comprehensive product and technology portfolio and the resources, team and financial strength to achieve our goals.
Similar to Stratasys, Object has a strong financial model driven by its broad portfolio of high performance systems and proprietary consumables. Objet’s PolyJet technology allows for high resolution printing that creates highly detailed models with the look and the feel of the final designed product. Their systems can also deposit two materials simultaneously enabling the printing of models with a wide range of physical attributes, including building models that have both rigid and flexible materials in a single part.
These attributes are highly complementary to the Stratasys’ portfolio of products which provide great solutions for functional prototypes and direct digital manufacturing applications. Together, we will offer customers a broad array of innovative 3D printing and direct digital manufacturing solutions, all from the same company. Looking at the combined company, our sales and marketing organization would be impressive. We believe together we can expand the market create dynamic cross-selling opportunities for our combined portfolio.
Our combined channel will offer solutions across the entire design and manufacturing spectrum from concept modeling through direct digital manufacturing. As a large organization and with our recent product introductions, we expect to grow our overall customer awareness of 3D printing, rapid prototyping, and direct digital manufacturing applications. We believe this will create new opportunities to sell our combined product.
The combined company will be positioned at the sweet spot of a growing demand for 3D printing and direct digital manufacturing. As the use of 3D tools and content continues to grow, so will the opportunity to provide products such as 3D printers that can add value by utilizing that content. This growth opportunity should also be augmented by improvement in 3D printing technologies that will create more functional, affordable and easy to use 3D printers. We believe the combined company will be a leader in providing these new innovative products to the customers.
From a financial standpoint, we now expect the transaction to be accretive to non-GAAP earnings per share immediately after closing. We will also provide for significant incremental long-term value based upon higher revenue growth rate, operational synergies and a significantly stronger long-term operating model. In short, we believe this combination will drive significant shareholder value. We continue to target a third quarter closing for this transaction.
So, in summary, we are pleased with our second quarter performance. We are very excited about the future. The interest in our industry and the potential of our revolutionary new products seem to be growing daily. We believe our new products such as Mojo and 3Z PRO, can help us expand aggressively into under-penetrated markets. Most importantly, we believe the combination of Stratasys and Objet will establish a premier portfolio of products that can further reshape the way new products are designed and manufactured.
Okay. I will return with some closing comments but first we would like to address any questions that you might have. Operator, let's open up the call for questions.
(Operator Instructions) Your first question comes from the line of Troy Jensen with Piper Jaffray. Please proceed.
Troy Jensen - Piper Jaffray
Good morning, and congratulations on a nice quarter. So first question, if you can talk a little bit on the HP relationship. I would be curious to know who initiated talks end the partnership, and then if there is any callbacks on the share you issued to the company?
Yeah, I think it’s important to focus on the reasons we don’t have that relationship anymore. And it really comes down to the relationship didn’t work financially for us. It’s as simple as that. Given the volumes and pricing within the channel, it simply was a financial decision.
Troy Jensen - Piper Jaffray
And then on the call back? In terms of call back on the shares issued, are those also...?
No, there is none.
Troy Jensen - Piper Jaffray
Okay. Then my follow up on the Object, did you guys accelerate the accretion timeframe here? I think Scott mentioned -- and then also any update you can give to us on Objet’s first half growth or the assumptions of growth post close?
Troy, the comments we made this morning regarding accretion are a little bit more positive than what we stated originally when we announced the merger. I think when we originally announced the merger we thought -- we projected that the combination would be accretive within a year, post closing. Now we are seeing that we believe it would be accretive immediately post closing. So that is a step-up from what we said earlier.
And in terms of Objet’s financials, we are not a position where we can comment on them at this time. We will guidance on the combined Stratasys and Object following the close of the transaction. Our current expectation is that the guidance for the combined company will be given at some point within the first two quarters after closing.
Your next question comes from the line of Tim Mulrooney with William Blair. Please proceed.
Tim Mulrooney - William Blair & Company
I have a question about your guidance. For this you have raised revenue guidance and then narrowed EPS guidance. So can you talk about the factors there, whether it was higher than expected operating expenses or gross margin that led you to do that.
Yeah, Tim, there is a few things at play here. I think we are expecting stronger growth of our 3D printers in the second half as we are two quarters through the year here and evaluating, looking at the second half. Generally, 3D printers are lower margins relative to the higher Fortus 3D production systems which we expect to have a more moderate growth in the second half which we have been seeing now for the last couple of quarters. Another factor is Europe and the yield decline which has a negative implication on margin, absent any price changes that we have within that region.
The factors when you look at, we have begun to evaluate selling 3D printers through the sales agent model. There is a little bit of a different revenue recognition with the sales agent. The sales agent recognize the gross sales in revenue and then you subtract the commission out of the operating expense line. Whereas sales of our 3D printers into resellers, we recognize the net revenue for those systems. So what that essentially causes is higher revenue, given the way you recognize that and some higher operating expenses as you back the commission out of the operating expense line.
Tim Mulrooney - William Blair & Company
And then just a follow up. I think you gave detail on our 3D printer units and revenue, and I know on your high-end Fortus units the revenue was up 126 year-over-year. Can you give us any detail on unit growth year-over-year?
Yeah, Fortus units were up about, I think 3x year-over-year. But once again, keep in mind that that includes the 250 introduction that we have in this quarter. We didn’t have that in the same quarter for last year. So it was about 3x over last year.
Your next question comes from the line of Andrea James with Dougherty & Company. Please proceed.
Andrea James - Dougherty & Company
Just taking a step back a little bit, I was wondering if you could give us maybe an updated assessment of the competitive landscape. You know there has been a lot of industry consolidation, new players being introduced and also it looks like there is some innovations in injection molding and rapid delivery from CNC machines. So I was just curious to get what you think, if any of that poses a competitive threat also in light of what the Objet merger, what that means for you guys.
Well, from a revenue competition around the world, there is not any, let's say radical or significant material changes. We do see Z Corp. systems mainly in the education market, from a competition standpoint. We compete on the high-end, mostly in the Europe area with EOS SLS system. And then in the -- well in the service side, the service bureau side, there is definitely amount of consolidation of service bureaus, primarily in the U.S. by 3D Systems.
You know one of things I think is important to keep in mind, Andrea, is that the fact that there is 14 million CAD seats out there, over 5 million 3D CAD seats out there. That number continues to grow. I think we are in an industry where there is a lot of room for a lot of growth.
Andrea James - Dougherty & Company
That’s very helpful. Thanks so much. And also it looks like your Europe sales were up about 18% you said this is [like concern]. Is that because of the verticals are strong that you targeting or do you think it’s just broader awareness of 3D systems across the board and under-penetration?
I think it’s broader awareness and the fact that we have a great value proposition for the customer.
Your next question comes from the line of Steve Dyer with Craig-Hallum. Please proceed.
Steve Dyer - Craig-Hallum
Bob, I think, I don’t know if I missed it, Solidscape revenues in the quarter?
We didn’t breakout Solidscape’s revenue separately for the quarter because we had two months in there for last year and three months in there for this year. We don’t report that as a separate vertical.
Steve Dyer - Craig-Hallum
And then service costs has been elevated here for a couple of quarters. Can you just talk a little bit about what's behind that?
Yeah, it’s a combination of -- as we said we are selling higher rate of maintenance on our Fortus systems which are lower maintenance margins then we have on some of our 3D printers. In addition to that, some of the growth that we have had within our RedEye has been for non-FDM services. We have been -- RedEye started offering in the beginning of the year a lot of different non-FDM services in order to capture more of the customers’ mindshare. In the short-term this is a strategy that’s impacting the service margin but we believe will drive sales in proprietary parts longer term. So we are going to have some lower margins within our service business in the near-term, but we don’t think it’s a trend if you look out long-term that will be sustained.
Steve Dyer - Craig-Hallum
Okay. And with respect to the Mojo launch, what sort of the channel strategy in terms of how much sell-in will there be? You know back when you launched the uPrint, each or a variety of buyers took a fair amount kind of initially. Is that what you expect that they’ll, because it’s lower end they will keep a decent amount of inventory on hand?
Yeah, we don’t expect a similar channel sale there, Steve, because you know the sales agent program is set up avoid significant levels of inventory made by the channel. In many cases we are shipping directly to the customer, so the sales agent is not taking title. So while we do expect Mojo to be contributing to the third quarter, we do not expect a big channel event like we have seen for some of our prior product introductions.
Steve Dyer - Craig-Hallum
Okay. Very helpful. And then last question just on operating expenses, and I guess primarily with color on how much more maybe in there for acquisition related expenses in Q3, Bob?
I am sorry, I missed that. Could you repeat that?
Steve Dyer - Craig-Hallum
Just looking for a little bit of help with OpEx in Q3 and in particular how much more maybe in there for the acquisition related cost?
Yeah, in the second half of the year we expect the acquisition related cost to probably be somewhere in that $4 million to $6 million range.
Steve Dyer - Craig-Hallum
With an emphasis on Q3, I would guess?
(Operator Instructions) Your next question comes from the line of [Patrick Wu with Battle Road Research]. Please proceed.
Very good job, great quarter. Quick question on the sort of your expectations for the full run rate when you guys go have Mojo rolled out for the quarter? I think you guys said 275 systems have been ordered for Q2 that should be delivered in Q3. But what is the full run rate you guys expect there to be?
Yeah, Patrick, we haven’t really projected that. We are obviously still early in the product launch. We see big potential for the product but we haven’t really projected what we think that the Mojo in its current incarnation can generate. I think one of the things I will reiterate that Scott said in his comments, is that Mojo’s a new platform for us. We believe it’s a revolutionary product with a very critical price point under $10,000 and that we see that there is a potential to sell thousands per year with that platform. But we haven’t made any specific estimates or projections, or communicated that regarding the current products.
Moving on to the HP relationship, obviously it has ended. But I am just thinking, from your strategic perspective, are there any possible relationships down the road on the hatch that you guys might be looking at. Obviously, you guys are in the thick of things with object and all those things that you guys might be tiding up right now, but just down the road, do you guys imagine that it could be a possibility as well.
Well, you know, we are in a very visible industry and I think those are the types of things you comment on more when they happen as to speculate on whether are we doing it.
That’s fair. Just one quick one. I think you guys may have already answered it. But do you guys expect, it seems like SG&A expense have gone up this quarter. You probably, like I said you probably have already talked about it earlier, but do you guys expect that to continue for the rest of the year or something that you guys see as a quarter off thing?
Well, one of the things that we mentioned within the quarter specifically is that we had a -- with the Mojo on we had high advertising and marketing costs associated with the product launch, as well as a meeting for our resellers and our agents during the quarter. And we didn’t have a similar event in Q2 of 2011. So there were some specific items within the quarter. At the same time we still had a need to continue to invest in developing our channel, but probably not at the same level that we saw in Q2.
Yeah, Patrick, let me add on to that, the Mojo launch event, the reseller event that we put on was over $600,000 in expense for that particular event that we had with our resellers.
Your next question comes from the line of [Andy Shopeick] a private investor. Please proceed.
Bob, I am curious to ask you, with respect to that HP agreement, as I recall, there were warrants and/or stock that was involved in the initial agreement. I think it was 500,000 warrants and I know they were convertible at something in the high teens. What has happened to those warrants? Were they all converted, has HP sold those shares? Is there any financial implications with respect to that aspect of the agreement?
You know that is a separately filed public agreement that’s out there. And those are taken into consideration in our computation of our diluted earnings per share.
Okay. You don’t wish to be any more specific than that I assume?
I shouldn’t be commenting on HP, what HP is doing. I need to comment on Stratasys is doing.
This concludes the Q&A session for today's call. I will now like to turn the call back over to Mr. Scott Crump for any closing remarks.
Okay, in conclusion, we are well positioned for the long-term. We have continued to see momentum in our Fortus product line. In addition our consumable business continues to benefit primarily from our growing installed base of Fortus systems and higher utilization trends provided by DDM applications. We are very excited about the introduction of our new products and we believe these can drive market expansions to a new level. Finally, we look forward to combining with Objet. This is an important transaction for our companies and for the industry. We believe this combination will create significant value for all of our stakeholders. And that we look forward to an exciting future. We would like to thank you for your interest in Stratasys and we look forward to speaking with you again next quarter. Good bye.
Ladies and gentlemen, that concludes today's conference. Thank you for your participation. You may now disconnect. Have a great day.
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