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Aviza Technology Announces Fiscal Year 2009 First Quarter Financial Results

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Feb 03, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Aviza Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVZA (changed to AVZAQ on June 19, 2009)), a supplier of advanced semiconductor capital equipment and process technologies for the global semiconductor industry and related markets, today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009, which ended on December 26, 2008.

FISCAL YEAR 2009 FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

"The results of our December quarter reflect our ongoing efforts to improve our financial performance in the face of an extremely challenging macroeconomic environment with no visibility into the buying cycle of our customer base. We have made good progress in reducing our breakeven by accelerating cost reductions and benefiting from favorable currency exchange rates. The impact of the stronger dollar against other foreign currencies helped us in the December quarter. As we continue to size the company appropriately, we anticipate further restructuring charges in the March quarter," said Jerry Cutini, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aviza Technology. "Additionally, as we do not plan to schedule future conference calls to discuss the Company's financial results, we will post to the Aviza web site our comments about the quarter and invite you to contact Pat O'Connor, Chief Financial Officer, or me with any questions."

FORECAST - FISCAL 2009 SECOND QUARTER ENDING MARCH 27, 2009

Aviza's guidance for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 is predicated on continued weakness in customers' demand. Aviza expects that second quarter net sales will be in the range of $13 million to $18 million, with an adjusted net loss of $1 million to $5 million.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Aviza uses non-GAAP financial measures that are not intended to be used in lieu of GAAP presentations, but are provided because we believe that they provide additional information with respect to the performance of our fundamental business activities and are also used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate our business on a comparable basis to other companies. The two non-GAAP financial measures that we use are (i) Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and (ii) Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Per Share. We believe that Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Per Share provide investors with useful information about our operating results. We use Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Per Share to review and assess our operating performance. Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Per Share also allow us to compare our operating results with corresponding prior periods as well as with the operating results of other companies in our industry.

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents GAAP Net Income (Loss) excluding the following items: stock-based compensation, amortization expense, depreciation expense, net interest expense, restructuring and other one-time charges, income taxes and net other (income) expense. As we have substantial net operating loss carryforwards, we have not included the impact of additional income tax provisions in this calculation. Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Per Share is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents Adjusted Net Income (as defined above) divided by weighted average number of shares outstanding for the period. A reconciliation of our Adjusted Net Income (Loss) to GAAP Net Income (Loss), the most directly comparable GAAP measure, is provided in the attached table.

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Per Share have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for net income (loss), earnings per share and other consolidated income statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Per Share as supplemental information.

Unless otherwise specified, all references in this press release to financial information are prepared in accordance with accounting principals generally accepted in the United States.

OTHERINFORMATION

Aviza will not be scheduling a conference call to discuss the Company's financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009.

In lieu of the call, the Company will post comments from Chief Executive Officer, Jerry Cutini, and Chief Financial Officer, Pat O'Connor, regarding results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009, which will be available on Aviza's website at http://www.aviza.com/investors/.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our management's current expectations and beliefs and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. You should not rely upon these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events because we cannot assure you that the events or circumstances reflected in these statements will be achieved or will occur. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the statements made by Jerry Cutini and all statements containing the words "believes," "expects," "forecast," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "intends," "plans," "estimates" or "anticipates" or the negative of these words and phrases or other variations of these words and phrases or comparable terminology. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: variability of our revenues and financial performance; risks associated with product development and technological changes; the acceptance of our products in the marketplace by existing and potential future customers; disruption of operations or increases in expenses due to our involvement in litigation or caused by civil or political unrest or other catastrophic events; general economic conditions and conditions in the semiconductor industry in particular; the continued employment of our key personnel and risks associated with competition. Some of these factors and other important factors are detailed in various Securities and Exchange Commission filings that we have made, particularly in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which are available from us without charge. Please review these filings and do not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. We assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

ABOUT AVIZA TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Aviza Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells and supports advanced semiconductor capital equipment and process technologies for the global semiconductor industry and related markets. The company's systems are used in a variety of segments of the semiconductor market, such as advanced silicon for memory devices, advanced 3-D packaging and power integrated circuits for communications. Aviza's common stock is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Market (NASDAQ GM: AVZA (changed to AVZAQ on June 19, 2009)). Aviza is headquartered in Scotts Valley, Calif., with manufacturing, R&D, sales and customer support facilities located in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.aviza.com.

SOURCE: Aviza Technology, Inc.

Aviza Technology, Inc.
Corporate Communications
Lisa Mansfield, +1-831-439-6444
Fax: +1-831-439-6223
Corporate Marketing
lisa.mansfield@aviza.com
Investor Relations
Patrick O'Connor, +1-831-439-6360
Fax: +1-831-439-6320
Chief Financial Officer
pat.oconnor@aviza.com

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