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Ultra Clean Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

July 21st, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014 4:45 pm EDT

Ultra Clean reports revenues at high end of guidance and exceeds EPS guidance for quarter on strong margin performance.

HAYWARD, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: UCTT), a leading developer and supplier of critical systems and subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and research industries, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 27, 2014.

Revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $132.7 million, a decrease of 8.0% compared to the first quarter of 2014 and an increase of 20.5% compared to the same period a year ago.  Semiconductor equipment revenue was 76.6% of total revenue and revenue outside the U.S. accounted for 32.8% of total revenue for the second quarter of 2014. Gross margin for the second quarter of 2014 was 15.9%, compared to 16.2% for the previous quarter and 14.6% for the same period a year ago.

The Company recorded net income of $6.0 million, or $0.20 per share (basic and diluted) in the second quarter of 2014 compared to net income of $7.1 million, or $0.24 per share (basic and diluted), in the previous quarter and a net income of $2.3 million, or $0.08 per share (basic and diluted), for the second quarter of 2013. Net income includes pre-tax charges for amortization costs associated with the AIT transaction of $1.2 million, $1.2 million and $1.4 million for the second quarter of 2014, the first quarter of 2014 and the second quarter of 2013, respectively. Excluding these charges the Company would have reported net income of $0.23, $0.27 and $0.12 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2014, first quarter of 2014 and the second quarter of the previous year, respectively. The Company’s tax rate for the second quarter of 2014 was 20.7%.

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the second quarter of 2014 was $69.4 million, an increase of $9.0 million from the end of fiscal year 2013. Outstanding debt was $55.9 million at the end of the second quarter of 2014, an increase of $0.7 million from the end of fiscal year 2013 and a decrease of $7.9 million from the end of the first quarter of 2014.

Clarence Granger, Ultra Clean’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated: “I am pleased with our overall performance for the quarter. Despite slowing demand, we were able to achieve revenues at the high end of our guidance and exceed EPS guidance while maintaining our margins within our targeted range of 15% to 18%. Our balance sheet is strong and we achieved the highest net liquidity since our acquisition of AIT two years ago.

Commenting on Ultra Clean’s corporate guidance, Granger noted: “We expect revenue for the third quarter of 2014 to range between $115 million to $120 million, with diluted earnings per share in the range of $0.10 to $0.13. Excluding amortization costs of $1.2 million associated with the merger with AIT we expect diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $0.13 to $0.16. We are forecasting a tax rate of 20% for the third quarter of 2014.”

Ultra Clean will conduct a conference call today, Monday, July 21, 2014, beginning at 1:45 p.m. PDT.  The call-in number is (888) 561-5097 (domestic) and (706) 679-7569 (international).  A replay of the conference will be available for fourteen days following the call at (855) 859-2056 (domestic) and (404) 537-3406 (international). The confirmation number for live broadcast and replay is 59541239 (all callers).

About Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. is a leading developer and supplier of critical systems and subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and research industries. Ultra Clean offers its customers an integrated outsourced solution for gas delivery systems and other subassemblies, improved design-to-delivery cycle times, component neutral design and manufacturing and component testing capabilities. Ultra Clean’s customers are primarily original equipment manufacturers for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and research industries. Ultra Clean is headquartered in Hayward, California. Additional information is available at www.uct.com.

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Contact:

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.

Casey Eichler

CFO

510/576-4704

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