EXHIBIT 99.1

Adept Technology Reports Fiscal Year 2015 Third Quarter Results

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile solutions and services, today announced its fiscal 2015 third quarter financial results.

"During the third quarter, our mobile business made significant progress, contributing over 20 percent of total revenues generated by a record number of unit shipments, and receiving orders from 13 new customers, " said Rob Cain, Adept's President and CEO. "Further, total revenues in the third quarter of $14.1 million were within our expectations, despite significant headwinds from the strong dollar. Looking ahead, based on the backlog, pipeline and order activity we have seen so far, we believe revenues in the fourth quarter will be in the range of $13.5 million to $15 million."

Third Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results

  • Revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 were $14.1 million, compared with $15.1 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Gross margin was 41%, compared with 46% in the third quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Operating expenses were $6.9 million, compared with $6.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • The Company's operating loss for the third quarter was $1.1 million, compared with operating income of $0.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • GAAP net loss attributable to common shareholders of $1.3 million, or $0.10 per share, compared to $0.1 million, or $0.00 per share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA loss was $0.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, compared with adjusted EBITDA of $ 1.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. A discussion of this non-GAAP measure and reconciliation to the applicable GAAP measure is included below.
  • Cash and cash equivalents at March 28, 2015 totaled $2.7 million.

Quarterly Conference Call on May 4, 2015

Rob Cain, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Seth Halio, Chief Financial Officer, will host an investor conference call on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time), to review the Company's financial and operating performance for the third quarter of fiscal 2015. The call can be accessed by dialing 1-888-364-3109. International callers can dial 1-719-325-2308. Participants are asked to call the assigned number approximately 10 minutes before the conference call begins. In addition, the conference call will be available over the Internet at www.adept.com in the Investor Relations section. A webcast archive will also be available following the call's conclusion until the Company reports its financial results for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. The call may include statements regarding the Company's anticipated future financial performance and operational activities. These statements will be forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially. The Company intends to continue its practice of not updating forward-looking statements.

Company Profile

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile solutions and services that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing, and logistical processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms with autonomous capabilities, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to high-growth markets including medical, electronics, food and semiconductor; as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components. More information is available at www.adept.com. All trade names are either trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to presenting GAAP net income (loss), we present non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA (loss), which we define as earnings before (to the extent otherwise applicable) interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, intangibles and goodwill impairment charges, merger and acquisition related expenses, stock compensation expense, and restructuring charges as a relevant measure of performance approximating operating cash flow, a metric commonly used among technology companies. We believe that this provides meaningful supplemental information to our investors regarding our ongoing operating performance. Adjusted EBITDA (loss) should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, GAAP measures of financial performance. For more information on our adjusted EBITDA (loss) please see the table captioned "Reconciliation of GAAP net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA (loss)" below. While we believe that adjusted EBITDA (loss) is useful as described above, it is incomplete and should not be used to evaluate the full performance of the Company or its prospects. Although historically infrequent, unpredictable and significantly variable and thus included in this adjustment, mergers and acquisitions expenses may occur in the future if additional acquisitions are pursued. Further, while we have incurred restructuring expense in the past, this is not a routine aspect of our operating activities and varies in amount and effect. Additionally, stock-based compensation has been, and will continue to be, a recurring expense as an important incentive component of employee compensation. GAAP net income (loss) is the most complete measure available to evaluate all elements of our performance. Similarly, our Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows, as presented in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, provides the full accounting for how we have decided to use resources provided to us from our customers and shareholders.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, without limitation, statements about our expectations for stabilization of our business and revenues, market strategies for our sales and opportunities in our geographic markets, and our ability to grow our customer base, revenues, and cash flow. Such statements are based on current expectations about the Company's business. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to factors affecting our fluctuating operating results that are difficult to forecast or outside our control; our limited liquidity due to historical operating losses and negative cash flow, the dependence of our growth consistent with our long-term model on the successful execution of our mobile strategy and continued evolution towards collaborative automation, the effect of the current state of the manufacturing sector and other businesses of our customers; the effectiveness and unintended consequences of our restructuring actions and other expense-related matters; changes in our management team; the impact of acquisitions and strategic plans on our cash resources and operations, the Company's inability to accurately forecast or react quickly to changes in demand for our products; seasonality of results, particularly in Europe; risks of technical and commercial acceptance of the Company's new or current products; the costs of international operations, sales and suppliers and the impact of foreign currency exchange; the cyclicality of capital spending of the Company's customers and lack of long-term customer contracts; the highly competitive nature of and rapid technological change within the intelligent automation industry; the lengthy sales cycles for the Company's products; the Company's increasing investment in markets that are subject to increased regulation; risks associated with outsourced manufacturing and single sources of supply; potential delays associated with the development and introduction of new products; and potential costs of regulatory compliance.

For a discussion of risk factors relating to Adept, see Adept's SEC filings, including the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, which includes the discussion in Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Risk Factors.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
  March 28,
2015
June 30,
2014
  (unaudited)  
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,712 $ 7,600
Restricted cash 74 194
Accounts receivable 11,057 10,974
Inventories 9,921 10,296
Other current assets 801 545
     
Total current assets 24,565 29,609
Property and equipment, net 878 1,082
Goodwill 1,493 1,493
Other intangible assets, net 613 796
Other assets 106 90
     
Total assets $ 27,655 $ 33,070
     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Current liabilities:    
Line of credit $ 1,750 $ — 
Accounts payable 4,954 7,709
Accrued payroll and related expenses 1,919 2,235
Accrued warranty expense 901 897
Deferred revenue 106 644
Accrued income tax, current —  10
Other accrued liabilities 624 848
     
Total current liabilities 10,254 12,343
Long-term liabilities:    
Deferred income tax, long-term 287 430
Long-term obligations 7 130
     
Total liabilities 10,548 12,903
Stockholders' equity:    
Common stock 190,466 189,427
Treasury stock (42) (42)
Accumulated deficit (172,967) (169,368)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (350) 150
     
Total stockholders' equity 17,107 20,167
     
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 27,655 $ 33,070
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  March 28,
2015
March 29,
2014
March 28,
2015
March 29,
2014
Revenues $ 14,114 $ 15,121 $ 40,313 $ 43,280
Cost of revenues 8,277 8,207 22,973 23,265
         
Gross margin 5,837 6,914 17,340 20,015
Operating expenses:        
Research, development and engineering 2,041 1,774 5,413 5,180
Selling, general and administrative 4,827 4,813 14,765 14,479
Settlement of litigation —  260 — 
Amortization of other intangible assets 61 61 183 183
         
Total operating expenses 6,929 6,648 20,621 19,842
         
Operating income (loss) (1,092) 266 (3,281) 173
Interest income (expense), net (11)  12  (11) 7
Foreign currency exchange gain (loss) (291) 140 (387) 201
         
Income (loss) before income taxes (1,394) 418 (3,679) 381
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes (70) 153 (80) 310
         
Net income (loss) (1,324) 265 (3,599) 71
         
Effects of redeemable convertible preferred stock:        
Accretion of preferred stock to redemption value —  (234) —  (282)
Dividends allocated to preferred stockholders —  (43) —  (203)
         
Net loss attributable to common stockholders $ (1,324) $ (12) $ (3,599) $ (414)
         
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders:        
Basic $ (0.10) $ (0.00) $ (0.28) $ (0.04)
Diluted $ (0.10) $ (0.00) $ (0.28) $ (0.04)
Number of shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to common stockholders        
Basic 13,113 11,955 13,087 11,278
Diluted 13,113 11,955 13,087 11,278
 
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA (Loss)
(in thousands)
 
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  March 28,
2015
March 29,
2014
March 28,
2015
March 29,
2014
Net income (loss) $ (1,324) $ 265 $ (3,599) $ 71
Interest income (expense), net (11)  12  (11) 7
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes (70) 153 (80) 310
Depreciation and amortization 255 273 783 821
Stock compensation expense 233 549 684 1,640
Adjusted EBITDA (loss) $ (895) $ 1,228 $ (2,201) $ 2,835
CONTACT: Seth Halio
         Chief Financial Officer
         925-245-3400
         Investor.relations@adept.com

The following information was filed by Adept Technology Inc (ADEP) on Monday, May 4, 2015 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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