NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa., Jan. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The ExOne Company (Nasdaq:XONE) ("ExOne" or "the Company"), a global provider of three-dimensional ("3D") printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, announced today that it expects 2013 revenue to be in the range of $40 million to $42 million. This compares with previous revenue guidance of approximately $48 million. The shortfall primarily relates to machine sales not yet completed for customers in Russia, India, Mexico and France, some of which involve approval processes that were deferred into 2014. The specific machines to be sold are four S-Max™ and one S-Print™.
The Company also noted that it sold its complete inventory of six M-Flex™ machines in 2013. The first M-Flex™ was sold in the third quarter of 2013. This machine platform was introduced to satisfy the demand for a large range of industrial customers that are interested in directly printing metals, ceramic and glass products.
S. Kent Rockwell, Chairman and CEO, noted, "Although this reduction in fourth quarter 2013 machine sales impacts our revenue expectations for the quarter and year, we have not lost a single order and expect these sales to be completed in the first half of 2014. While naturally we are disappointed with this shift in timing for these machines, we remain enthusiastic with the growing interest in the ExOne binder jetting technology from our global customers for all industrial material applications. We believe that these machine sale delays are only due to timing and no other factor. We also expect to quadruple production and triple sales of the M-Flex™ in 2014."
He concluded, "We remain confident that our previously stated long-term 40% to 50% annual organic revenue growth goal is achievable again in 2014. We continue to see the industrial market evolving toward 3D printing and are pursuing opportunities to expand our strategies. We have made a substantial effort for a company our size to undertake the acquisition strategy that we announced in our follow-on offering completed in September 2013, and we have incurred expenses in the fourth quarter of 2013 related to such efforts. We will continue to explore opportunities to complement our organic growth with strategic acquisitions or alliances in 2014."
This press release does not contain final results for the fourth quarter or the 2013 fiscal year. ExOne expects the final closing of the financial statements and completion of the annual audit of the Company's 2013 financial results to occur in March 2014. The Company plans to issue its fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results after the closing of financial markets on March 19, 2014, and to host a conference call and webcast to review the financial and operating results for the quarter, along with its corporate strategies and outlook on March 20, 2014.
ExOne is a global provider of 3D printing machines and printed products, materials and other services to industrial customers. ExOne's business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its in-house 3D printing machines. ExOne offers pre-production collaboration and print products for customers through its seven production service centers ("PSCs"), which are located in the United States, Germany and Japan. ExOne builds 3D printing machines at its facilities in the United States and Germany. ExOne also supplies the associated materials, including consumables and replacement parts, and other services, including training and technical support, necessary for purchasers of its machines to print products.
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Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of ExOne's underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those currently anticipated. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or publicly announce any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this news release.
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