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Cimetrix Announces Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

31% Increase in Fourth Quarter Revenue Drives Full Year Profitability

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (Marketwired) -- 03/27/14 -- Cimetrix Incorporated (OTCQB: CMXX) (www.cimetrix.com), a leading provider of factory automation and equipment control software solutions for the global semiconductor, photovoltaic, LED, and other electronics industries, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013.

Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results Highlights

  • Total software revenue was $1,355,000, up 8% compared to the fourth quarter of 2012, and up 31% from the third quarter of 2013
  • Professional Services revenue was $73,000, up 7% from the fourth quarter of 2012 and up 33% from the third quarter of 2013
  • Total revenue was $1,428,000 up 8% from the fourth quarter of 2012 and up 31% from the third quarter of 2013
  • Income before taxes was $142,000 compared to $20,000 in the fourth quarter of 2012

Full Year 2013 Financial Results Highlights

  • Total software revenue was up slightly to $4,971,000 compared to $4,952,000 in 2012
  • Professional Services revenue was $263,000, a decrease of 62% compared to 2012
  • Total revenue of $5,234,000, down 7% from 2012
  • Income before taxes was $41,000 compared to $74,000 in 2012
  • Net income, including a favorable deferred tax benefit adjustment of $1,338,000, was $1,382,000 compared to $68,000 in 2012

Management's Comments
Commenting on the financial results, Bob Reback, president and chief executive officer, stated, "As anticipated, the semiconductor capital equipment market declined 13% in 2013. We are very pleased to report that in this down market we were able to increase software revenue year-over-year and report full year profitability. In line with our strategy, our services revenue was down year-over-year as we focused on products and enhanced our worldwide network of services partners that are able to quickly provide software engineering resources to assist our customers when necessary. Focusing on products allowed us to complete new releases for a number of our product lines during 2013. It was very gratifying that customers selected Cimetrix products for twenty new design wins during 2013. In addition, we continued to invest in R&D for new product opportunities as we completed a prototype for a new product line."

2013 Business Highlights

  • Increased stockholders' equity with a $1.3 million valuation of a deferred tax asset.
  • Achieved 20 new design wins in North America, Europe, and Asia.
  • After listening to the recommendations from our growing customer base, we developed and delivered a major new release of CIMControlFramework equipment control software. CIMControlFramework version 3.8 delivers additional functionality that empowers Cimetrix customers to complete equipment automation projects with the fastest time-to-market.
  • Released CIMPortal Plus software development kit (SDK), a new addition to our CIMPortal EDA/Interface A connectivity family. CIMPortal Plus is designed for equipment manufacturers to support the latest EDA/Interface A standards, including the recent E164 Specification for EDA Common Metadata.
  • Completed incremental releases of CIMConnect, CIM300, and CIMPortal software to enable development on new platforms and support revisions to SEMI standards.
  • Cimetrix continues to collaborate with industry leaders to investigate new products that enable both equipment companies and semiconductor manufacturers to reduce costs and increase productivity.

Outlook for 2014
Industry analysts are predicting growth in the semiconductor capital equipment market in 2014 to be between 10 and 20%. We are also seeing minor improvements in the PV and LED capital equipment markets, which were hit hard and virtually non-existent these past several years. With best-in-class product lines, we will continue to aggressively pursue new customers in the semiconductor and related industries around the world. We expect to return to year-over-year revenue growth, the scale of which depends on the extent of the industry recovery. In addition, we expect to transition our new product initiative from the prototype phase to revenue-generating pilot projects with early adopter customers.

About Cimetrix Incorporated
Cimetrix (OTCQB: CMXX) develops and supports factory automation software products for the global semiconductor, photovoltaic, LED, and other electronics industries. Cimetrix factory connectivity software allows for rapid and reliable implementation of the SEMI SECS/GEM, GEM300, PV2, and EDA standards. Our flexible equipment control framework software is the latest technology that enables equipment suppliers to design and implement their supervisory control, material handling, operator interface, platform and process control, and automation requirements of manufacturing facilities. Cimetrix products can be found in virtually every 300mm semiconductor factory worldwide and include CIMControlFramework™, CIMConnect™, CIM300™, and CIMPortal™. The added value of Cimetrix passionate Support and Professional Services delivers an outstanding solution for precision equipment companies worldwide.

Cimetrix is an active member in both Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), including the SEMI PV Group, and SEMATECH.

For more information, please visit www.cimetrix.com.

Safe Harbor Statement:
The matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements about the Company's prospects for future growth and results of operations are forward-looking statements. The comments made by the Company's senior management in regards to future revenue and results are based on current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that may adversely affect expected results including but not limited to recovery of the economic markets into which the Company sells products, increased capital expenditures by semiconductor chip manufacturers, market acceptance of the Company's products, the timing and degree of adoption of Interface A by the semiconductor industry, the ability of the Company to control its costs associated with providing products and services, the mix between products and services (which generally have higher associated costs of revenue) provided by the Company, the competitive position of the Company and its products, which include CODE, CIMConnect, CIM300 and CIMPortal product families, the economic climate in the markets in which the Company's products are sold, technological improvements, and other risks discussed more fully in filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of these factors are beyond the control of the Company. Reference is made to the Company's most recent filing on Form 10-K, which further details such risk factors.

                        CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

                                                        December 31,
ASSETS                                               2013          2012
                                                 ------------  ------------
Current assets:
  Cash                                           $    887,000  $  1,027,000
  Accounts receivable, net                            797,000       642,000
  Inventories                                          56,000        16,000
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets            72,000       102,000
  Deferred tax asset - current portion                144,000             -
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Total current assets                              1,956,000     1,787,000

Property and equipment, net                            48,000        81,000
Goodwill                                               64,000        64,000
Deferred tax asset - long-term portion              1,194,000             -
Other assets                                            6,000        20,000
                                                 ------------  ------------

                                                 $  3,268,000  $  1,952,000
                                                 ============  ============

Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable                               $     56,000  $     49,000
  Accrued expenses                                    178,000       230,000
  Deferred revenue                                    273,000       338,000
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Total current liabilities                           507,000       617,000
                                                 ------------  ------------

  Total liabilities                                   507,000       617,000
                                                 ------------  ------------

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' equity:
  Common stock; $.0001 par value, 100,000,000
   shares authorized, 45,042,006 and 45,567,006
   shares issued, respectively                          4,000         4,000
  Additional paid-in capital                       33,774,000    33,683,000
  Treasury stock, 25,000 shares at cost               (49,000)      (49,000)
  Accumulated deficit                             (30,968,000)  (32,303,000)
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Total stockholders' equity                        2,761,000     1,335,000
                                                 ------------  ------------

                                                 $  3,268,000  $  1,952,000
                                                 ============  ============


                             Three Months Ended       Twelve Months Ended
                                December 31,             December 31,
                          -----------------------  ------------------------
                              2013        2012         2013         2012
                          ----------- -----------  -----------  -----------
  New software licenses   $ 1,030,000 $   982,000  $ 3,917,000  $ 3,945,000
  Software license
   updates and product
   support                    325,000     270,000    1,054,000    1,007,000
                          ----------- -----------  -----------  -----------
    Total software
     revenues               1,355,000   1,252,000    4,971,000    4,952,000
  Professional services        73,000      68,000      263,000      687,000
                          ----------- -----------  -----------  -----------

    Total revenues          1,428,000   1,320,000    5,234,000    5,639,000
                          ----------- -----------  -----------  -----------

Operating costs and
  Cost of revenues            561,000     459,000    2,197,000    2,276,000
  Sales and marketing         248,000     286,000      957,000    1,022,000
  Research and
   development                187,000     283,000      852,000    1,029,000
  General and
   administrative             279,000     266,000    1,137,000    1,185,000
  Depreciation and
   amortization                11,000      17,000       61,000       65,000
                          ----------- -----------  -----------  -----------

  Total operating costs
   and expenses             1,286,000   1,311,000    5,204,000    5,577,000
                          ----------- -----------  -----------  -----------

Income from operations        142,000       9,000       30,000       62,000
                          ----------- -----------  -----------  -----------

Other income (expenses):
  Interest income               1,000           -        2,000        1,000
  Gain on sale of
   property and equipment      (1,000)          -        1,000            -
  Interest expense                  -      (1,000)           -       (1,000)
  Other income                      -      12,000        8,000       12,000
                          ----------- -----------  -----------  -----------

  Total other income
   (expenses), net                  -      11,000       11,000       12,000
                          ----------- -----------  -----------  -----------

Income before income
 taxes                        142,000      20,000       41,000       74,000

Provision for income
 taxes                         88,000           -   (1,341,000)       6,000
                          ----------- -----------  -----------  -----------

Net income                $    54,000 $    20,000  $ 1,382,000  $    68,000
                          =========== ===========  ===========  ===========

Net income per common
  Basic                   $      0.00 $      0.00  $      0.03  $      0.00
                          =========== ===========  ===========  ===========
  Diluted                 $      0.00 $      0.00  $      0.03  $      0.00
                          =========== ===========  ===========  ===========

Weighted average number
 of shares outstanding:
  Basic                    45,227,000  45,727,000   45,431,000   45,718,000
  Diluted                  45,903,000  46,290,000   46,092,000   46,381,000

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