Veeco Instruments, Inc. Stock Jumps on Second-Quarter Results

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What: Shares of small electronic materials and parts company Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ: VECO) jumped as high as 18.8% on Tuesday, following the company's better-than-expected second-quarter results. The stock finished the trading day up just over 10%.

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Veeco MOCVD system. Image source: Veeco Instruments.

So what: For the second quarter, Veeco reported a per share loss of $0.82 on revenue of $75.3 million. The company's adjusted loss per share was $0.19. Analysts, on average, expected the company to report a loss of $0.21.

Veeco's $75 million in second-quarter revenue was down significantly from its $131 million in the year-ago period, highlighting the company's continued difficult first half of 2016. Lower revenue, though, was expected. The company's second-quarter results were in line with management's expectations.

Now what: Veeco maintains its restructuring plan to consolidate three of its manufacturing operations and to streamline field and administrative functions -- a move the company expects to be complete by the end of 2016, and one that will save it around $20 million a year, starting in the first quarter of 2017.

Notably, Veeco CEO John Peeler said the company sees "positive indications that should lead to a pick-up in demand for our Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) equipment over the near term."

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The company said it expects third-quarter revenue of between $70 million and $85 million and a non-GAAP loss per share between $0.26 and $0.10.

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