ROCK HILL, South Carolina – November 4, 2015 - 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) announced today its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2015. For the third quarter of 2015, the company reported revenue of $151.6 million, a decrease of 9% over the comparable quarter in 2014, or a 3% decrease on a constant currency basis. The company reported a GAAP loss of $0.29 per share and non-GAAP earnings of $0.01 per share. 

"We are disappointed with our overall results and the lower revenue from our 3D printing products and services, which we believe were negatively impacted by continued challenging market conditions that extended customers' capital investment cycles and reduced demand across all geographies," commented Andrew Johnson, Interim President & Chief Executive Officer and Chief Legal Officer, 3D Systems. "However, we are pleased that our 3D healthcare simulators and services and 3D software contributed favorably to our results."

Gross profit margin decreased 90 basis points compared to the third quarter of 2014 to 46.9% due primarily to the negative impact of consumer products.

For the third quarter of 2015, operating expenses remained flat sequentially at $105.7 million, inclusive of $22.5 million of R&D expenditures and an $11.3 million expense for an arbitration award related to a business acquisition completed in 2011.

The company reported a third quarter GAAP net loss of $32.2 million, or a $0.29 loss per share. The company reported non-GAAP net income of $0.8 million, or $0.01 earnings per share.

The company used $4.3 million of cash for operations during the quarter and had $157.5 million of cash on hand at the end of September.

For the first nine months of 2015, revenue grew 4% to $482.8 million, or a 12% increase on a constant currency basis, resulting in a GAAP loss of $0.53 per share and non-GAAP earnings of $0.08 per share.

"As we navigate challenging market conditions, we are taking decisive steps to reduce our cost structure and better prioritize our resources around near-term opportunities while continuing investments in quality initiatives, partner-centric programs and new products," concluded Johnson.

Recent Business Developments

The company is focusing on leveraging its domain expertise in key verticals into new products and partnerships that it believes could drive incremental adoption. Recently, the company has:

  • Expanded its healthcare reach with new modules for cardiology training and surgical planning and partnered with MirrorMe3D to bring 3D printing to cosmetic surgery;Expanded its partnerships with Phillips Corporation, U.S. Army Research Lab and Pennsylvania State University, to advance material and process developments, including critical defense and aerospace applications;
  • Added Methods Machine Tools, a leading supplier of precision machine tools and automation for manufacturing, as a channel partner;
  • Partnered with GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services to expand use cases for its Direct Metal Printers;
  • Introduced Nylon material and Infinity™ Rinse-Away water soluble support material for its desktop 3D printers; and
  • Introduced the next generation of GibbsCam Software for production machining.


Q3 Conference Call and Webcast

The company expects to file its third quarter 2015 Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 4, 2015. 3D Systems plans to hold a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss these results on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time
Listen via Internet:
Participate via telephone:
Within the U.S.: 1-877-407-8291
Outside the U.S.: 1-201-689-8345

The recorded webcast will be available beginning approximately two hours after the live presentation at

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements made in this release that are not statements of historical or current facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from historical results or from any future results or projections expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements in the conditional or future tenses or that include terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "estimates," "intends," "anticipates" or "plans" to be uncertain and forward-looking. Forward-looking statements may include comments as to the company's beliefs and expectations as to future events and trends affecting its business and are necessarily subject to uncertainties, many of which are outside the control of the company, including but not limited to, statements about management's expectations regarding the company's performance, initiatives and strategies. The factors described under the headings "Forward-Looking Statements," "Cautionary Statements and Risk Factors," and "Risk Factors" in the company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other factors, could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected or predicted in forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. 3D Systems undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, even if experience or future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied in such statements will not be realized, except as may be required by law.

Presentation of Information in This Press release
To facilitate a better understanding of the impact that several strategic acquisitions had on its financial results, the company reported non-GAAP measures that adjust net income and earnings per share by excluding the impact of amortization of intangibles, non-cash interest expense, acquisition and severance expenses, an arbitration award related to litigation, loss on conversion of notes and stock-based compensation expense. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is provided in the accompanying schedule.

About 3D Systems
3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS' leading personalized medicine capabilities include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS' products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.

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