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Mary G. Puma of Axcelis Technologies in top quartile of Mid Cap CEO Scorecard for past year

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Mary G. Puma's performance as CEO of Axcelis Technologies is ranked in the top quartile of BSS News Bites' Mid Cap performers for the past year. The shares were up 81.6% in USD terms for the year ended January 12, 2018. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date of May 13, 2015 at close price of US$12.40 is US$2,351, for a capital gain of US$1,351.

SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY MARY G. PUMA, CEO, DIRECTOR AND PRESIDENT

Mary G. Puma: director since 2000, age 59

Business Experience and Other Directorships Experience, Qualifications and Attributes Ms. Puma is Axcelis' Chief Executive Officer (since 2002) and President (since 2000). Ms. Puma also served as Chairman of the Board from 2005 to the 2015 annual meeting. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Puma served as Chief Operating Officer from 2000. In 1998, she became General Manager and Vice President of the Company's predecessor, the Implant Systems Division of Eaton Corporation, a global diversified industrial manufacturer. In 1996, she joined Eaton as General Manager of the Commercial Controls Division. Prior to joining Eaton, Ms. Puma spent 15 years in various marketing and general management positions for General Electric Company. Ms. Puma is also a director of Nordson Corporation, a manufacturer of precision dispensing equipment for applying industrial liquid and powder coatings, adhesives, and sealants. She also serves as a director of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), a trade association. Ms. Puma's long experience in our industry, as well as her role as Axcelis' Chief Executive Officer and President allow her to provide essential insight into the Company's past and current business operations which is critical to the Board's decision-making in all financial and operational matters affecting Axcelis. Ms. Puma's strong leadership during challenging periods of the Company's history, notably her oversight of a complete revitalization of the Company's product lines while implementing substantial cost reductions, have been highly valued by the Board.

Remuneration

Year:2016

Salary ($): 550,000

Stock Awards ($): 964,000

All Other Compensation ($): 1,644

Total ($): 1,515,644

PermID: 34413237911

SECTION 2 AXCELIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. PRICE PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NASDAQ:ACLS):

+ Axcelis Technologies, Inc. is placed 2,442/20,692 in the BSS News Bites ranking of price performance of Mid Cap stocks in the past year, a percentile ranking of 88.

2.1 MCap History:

Market Capitalization has increased by $US563.9 million from $US351.7 million to $US915.7 million since appointment.

ACLSShare Price (USD)Market Capitalisation (USD)
Last29.15915.7 million
1 Year ago15.9467 million
2 Years ago9.64278.9 million
May 13, 201512.4351.7 million

2.2 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

Based on a dynamic start date of 3 years ago, the Moving Annual Return has been positive in 2 of the last 3 years. An investment in ACLS a year ago would have produced a return of 83.3%

ACLSCloseAnnual Return %
Last Traded Jan 12$US29.1583.3
1 Year ago$US15.9064.9
2 Years ago$US9.64-2

Close 3 years ago $US9.84.

2.3 Present Value of $US1000 invested in the past

The present value of $US1000 invested a year ago is $US1,816

PV$10001-week1-month1-year
ACLS.NASDAQ9401,0121,816
NASDAQ-100 Index1,0161,0441,341

2.4 Trailing Price Change %

1-Year price change of 81.6% for Axcelis Technologies outperformed the change of 33.8% in the NASDAQ-100 Index for a relative price change of 47.8%.

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
ACLS1.2-3.381.6
Electrical manufacturing sector5.8-1.932.6
NASDAQ-100 Index5.911.333.8

SECTION 3 AXCELIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. FINANCIALS AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NASDAQ:ACLS):

3.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

Operating Margin deteriorated from 6.7% in 2015 to 6.0% in 2016, Return on Equity deteriorated from 8.0% in 2015 to 5.5% in 2016 and Revenue Growth deteriorated from 48.5% in 2015 to -11.4% in 2016.

ACLSRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
2016-11.4-26.565.5
201548.5-6.78

3.2 Growth

5-years average annualized earnings growth rate of 12.5%

+ Revenue growth rate has shown signs of deterioration in recent years. [Year ended, all figures in %]

YearRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthEBITDA Growth
Dec 16-11.4-26.5-20.2
Dec 1548.5--

3.3 Revenue and Net Profit

In the last 3 years Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) averaged 10.9% for Total Revenue.

DescriptionAnnual ($US M)3-year Avg ($US M)3-year CAGR %
Total Revenue267257.210.9

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

3.4 Performance (All figures in %)

Net Profit Margin 3-year average is 1.1% and Return on Equity 3-year average is 2.3%.

DescriptionAnnual3-year Avg
EBITDA Margin6.03.5
Operating Profit Margin6.02.7
Net Profit Margin4.11.1
Return on Equity5.52.3
Return on Assets3.61.3
Return on Capital Employed6.33.2

3.5 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In NASDAQ Market
Relative Price Change % (1 Year)47.8In Top Quartile
Turnover in Quarter$US1.3 billionIn Top Quartile

SECTION 4 AXCELIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. MARKET POSITION AND GLOBAL RANK (NASDAQ:ACLS):

4.1 Market Position

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACLS), the NASDAQ's 8th largest Electrical Manufacturing company by market cap, increased 10.0c (or 0.3%) year-to-date (YTD) in 2018 to close at $US29.15. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which has risen 5.7% YTD, this is a relative price change of -5.3%. A zero-bagger in 2017, the value of USD1,000 invested two years ago is $US3,062 [vs $US1,560 for the NASDAQ-100 Index], for a capital gain of $US2,062. The average annualised return to shareholders has been 75.0% in the past two years. The average daily volume of 312,742 shares so far in 2018 was 0.7 times the average daily volume in 2017.

4.2 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,409 stocks]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)915.7M9,085Top
Total Assets (US$)302.2M16,679Second
Revenue (US$)267M13,092Second
Net Profit (US$)11M14,812Second
Return on Equity %5.520,480Second
Net Profit Margin %4.119,527Second
Price to Book4.727,144Third
Price Earnings84.018,822Second
PV$1000 (1Year) US$1,8163,872Top
US$ Change (1Year) %103.03,677Top
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)847,660Top

SECTION 5 OTHER DIRECTORS OF AXCELIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Mary G. Puma, Chief Executive Officer & President & Director

Kevin J. Brewer, Chief Financial Officer

Joseph P. Keithley, Director

Patrick H. Nettles, Director

Thomas St. Dennis, Director

R. John Fletcher, Director

H. Brian Thompson, Director

Barbara J. Lundberg, Director

John T. Kurtzweil, Director

Richard J. Faubert, Director

Arthur L. George, Jr., Director

Lynnette C. Fallon, Company Secretary & Executive Vice President

Russell Low, Executive Vice President

Bill Bintz, Executive Vice President

SECTION 6 AXCELIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ACTIVITIES

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Axcelis) designs, manufactures and services ion implantation, dry strip and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips. In addition to equipment, Axcelis provides aftermarket service and support, including spare parts, equipment upgrades, maintenance services and customer training. The Company also owns 50% of the equity of SEN Corporation (SEN), a producer of ion implantation equipment in Japan. SEN licenses technology from the Company for certain ion implantation products and has exclusive rights to market the licensed products in Japan. In September 2007, Axcelis discontinued future development of the thermal processing and photostabilization/curing product lines.

SECTION 7 RECENT NEWS ON DIRECTORS

7.1 SHAREHOLDER VALUE ADDED BY DIRECTORS

01 January 2018

R. John Fletcher starts sixteenth year as Axcelis Technologies Director

R. John Fletcher was appointed Director of Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) fifteen years ago on January 01, 2003. In the last 10 years the average annualized return to shareholders was 4%. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested 10 years ago is now $US1,476, a gain of $US476.

16 September 2017

Kevin J. Brewer brings two bagger value to Axcelis Technologies

Kevin J. Brewer was appointed CFO of Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) four years ago on September 16, 2013. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is $US2,618, for a capital gain of $US1,618. In the same period the shares were up 161.8% from $US8.9 to $US23.4.

7.2 RECENT REPORTED SELLING

15 November 2017

Axcelis Technologies chief financial officer Kevin J. Brewer sells

Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) Chief Financial Officer Kevin J. Brewer sold 44,640 shares worth $US1,514,699 on November 13. The selling price was $US33.93. The shares hit a seven-day high on the day.

15 November 2017

Axcelis Technologies director Richard J. Faubert sells

Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) Director Richard J. Faubert sold 3,000 shares worth $US103,440 on November 14. The selling price was $US34.48. The shares hit an eight-day high on the day.

15 November 2017

Axcelis Technologies director John T. Kurtzweil sells

Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) Director John T. Kurtzweil sold 1,800 shares worth $US61,254 on November 15. The selling price was $US34.03.

09 November 2017

Axcelis Technologies company secretary, executive vice president, general counsel and human resources and legal Lynnette C. Fallon sells

Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) Company Secretary, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Human Resources and Legal Lynnette C. Fallon sold 56,250 shares worth $US1,851,563 on November 07. The selling price was $US32.92. The shares hit a five-day low on the day.

09 November 2017

Axcelis Technologies executive vice president-customer operations John Aldeborgh sells

Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) Executive Vice President-Customer Operations John Aldeborgh sold 87,500 shares worth $US2,906,750 on November 08. The selling price was $US33.22.

09 November 2017

Axcelis Technologies executive vice president Bill Bintz sells

Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) Executive Vice President Bill Bintz sold 37,125 shares worth $US1,240,706 on November 07. The selling price was $US33.42. The shares hit a five-day low on the day.

09 November 2017

Axcelis Technologies executive vice president-corporate marketing and strategy Douglas A. Lawson sells

Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) Executive Vice President-Corporate Marketing and Strategy Douglas A. Lawson sold 1,953 shares worth $US64,625 on November 07. The selling price was $US33.09. The shares hit a five-day low on the day.

13 September 2017

Axcelis Technologies executive vice president Bill Bintz sells

Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) Executive Vice President Bill Bintz sold 12,500 shares worth $US282,125 on September 12. The selling price was $US22.57. The shares hit a two-month high on the day.

13 September 2017

Axcelis Technologies chief financial officer Kevin J. Brewer sells

Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) Chief Financial Officer Kevin J. Brewer sold 62,348 shares worth $US1,400,440 on September 12. The selling price was $US22.46. The shares hit a two-month high on the day.

24 August 2017

Axcelis Technologies chief financial officer Kevin J. Brewer sells

Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) Chief Financial Officer Kevin J. Brewer sold 17,339 shares worth $US359,784 on August 22. The selling price was $US20.75. The shares hit a five-day high on the day.

15 August 2017

Axcelis Technologies executive vice president-corporate marketing and strategy Douglas A. Lawson sells

Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) Executive Vice President-Corporate Marketing and Strategy Douglas A. Lawson sold 14,454 shares worth $US305,311 on August 15. The selling price was $US21.12.

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