ROCK HILL, S.C., May 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced the next phase of its multi-faceted restructuring initiative to improve operating efficiencies throughout the organization and drive long-term value creation. This next evolution of restructuring will reduce headcount by approximately 6%, with the majority of reductions being made in Corporate and Business support functions which are predominantly located in the US and Europe. The company expects this initiative to reduce operating expenses by approximately $4.0 - $6.0 million in 2023 and to provide annualized savings between approximately $9 million to $11 million beginning in 2024. The company expects to incur cash charges in the range of $3.5 - $4.5 million for severance-related costs related to this initiative during 2023. This reduction in operating costs is a result of investments made in improved business processes, rationalization of operations, improved operational efficiencies, and integration of acquisitions completed over the last two years. Having been announced today, the majority of these changes will be fully executed in the current quarter, with the remainder occurring in the second half of the year.
In addition to today’s announcement, the company is providing further detail related to its previously announced initiative in February 2023 to improve manufacturing efficiencies in its European metal printer operations. These changes will include the insourcing of certain metal printer platforms into its Riom, France manufacturing facility, co-locating the manufacturing with the current engineering of these products. This approach should improve cycle time from development to production while improving operating efficiencies. The company is reaffirming the expectation for its European insourcing initiative to reduce operating expenses in 2023 by approximately $2.5 - $3.5 million and provide annualized savings of approximately $5.5 million to $7.0 million beginning in 2024.
Commenting on these initiatives, 3D Systems’ President and CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Graves said, “We are very proud to offer our customers the broadest range of additive manufacturing technologies in the industry, including both metal and polymer hardware systems, an enormous range of value-added materials, and the leading suite of software solutions in the industry, which we bring together through specific customer applications that enable rapid adoption in production environments. Building from this success, our challenge now is to leverage our scale to bring increased operating efficiencies to benefit our customers and shareholders. The actions we have announced over the course of this year are expected to generate a combined savings of approximately $6.5 - $9.5 million in 2023, and $14.5 million to $18.0 million in annualized savings beginning in 2024. These actions reflect our commitment to generating positive adjusted EBITDA this year, which we now expect to be over $2.0M for the full year 2023, with continued momentum in 2024 and beyond. These efforts are an extension of the ongoing work we began in late-2020 to streamline our operational footprint, focus our efforts, and better leverage our rich history in additive manufacturing. We continue to believe that right-sizing our cost structure and delivering positive adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow in 2023 will further improve 3D Systems’ already strong balance sheet and enhance our flexibility to continue investing in the most critical areas of R&D, operations, customer service, and an efficient corporate infrastructure that is required to capitalize on the exciting market opportunities across our Industrial, Healthcare and emerging biologics markets. We believe this focused approach will unlock sustained value creation for our customers, shareholders, and society for years to come.”
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About 3D Systems
More than 35 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading additive manufacturing solutions partner, we bring innovation, performance, and reliability to every interaction - empowering our customers to create products and business models never before possible. Thanks to our unique offering of hardware, software, materials, and services, each application-specific solution is powered by the expertise of our application engineers who collaborate with customers to transform how they deliver their products and services. 3D Systems’ solutions address a variety of advanced applications in healthcare and industrial markets such as medical and dental, aerospace & defense, automotive, and durable goods. More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.