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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

FORM 6-K

Report of Foreign Private IssuerPursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the Month of November 2017

CAMTEK LTD.(Translation of Registrant’s Name into English)

Ramat Gavriel Industrial ZoneP.O. Box 544Migdal Haemek 23150ISRAEL(Address of Principal Corporate Offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

Form 20-F x Form 40-F ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

CAMTEK LTD.
(Registrant)

By: /s/ Moshe Eisenberg
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Moshe Eisenberg,
Chief Financial Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CAMTEK ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

Record semiconductor revenues of $23.8 million

Expects continued revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2017 with 15% operating margin

MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel – November 7, 2017 – Camtek Ltd. (NASDAQ: CAMT; TASE: CAMT), today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Financial highlights of the third quarter 2017

Guidance for the Fourth Quarter of 2017

Fourth quarter revenues are expected to increase to between $24-25 million, while operating costs are expected to decrease and continue to benefit from Camtek becoming a focused semiconductor inspection and metrology company. As a result, non-GAAP operating margins are expected to improve to approximately 15% in the fourth quarter of 2017, with continued improvement in 2018.

Due to the completion of the sale of Camtek’s PCB business at the end of the third quarter, the results of this unit ceased to be consolidated into Camtek’s financial statements and are accounted for as discontinued operations in both the current period ended September 30, 2017, as well as the comparative periods. Following the sale of the PCB business, the Company recorded one-time income of $12.5 million to GAAP net income in the third quarter 2017 results. This amount is excluded from the non-GAAP results. The reconciliation between the GAAP and non-GAAP results appears in the tables at the end of this press release.

Dividend Announcement

Camtek’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend in the amount of $0.14 per share representing an aggregate distribution of approximately $4.9 million. The dividend will be paid on November 30, 2017 to all shareholders of record at the close of the NASDAQ Global Select Market on November 22, 2017.

Rafi Amit, Camtek’s CEO, commented, “The past few months have been very significant for Camtek from a strategic perspective. We successfully completed the divestment of our PCB business, settled outstanding legal litigation and minimized our FIT-related expenses. Following these initiatives, Camtek has now become a focused semiconductor inspection and metrology company, with significantly reduced operating expenses, which will allow us to continue to support strong and growing levels of profitability.”

Added Mr. Amit, “Our guidance for the fourth quarter calls for continued sequential growth in our revenue, built on strong momentum in our markets and we do not see any sign of a seasonal or other slowdown in demand. We intend to capitalize on this momentum and the opportunities we see in our end markets. We recently completed developing a number of breakthrough technologies which will enable us to increase our total available market. We expect them also to increase our market share both in the metrology and the inspection segments. We introduced our new inspection platform, EagleT2D, to the market at the beginning of the year and have already sold it to several major customers. Furthermore, our new system dedicated for the 3D Advance Packaging market, EagleT-AP, was tested by a number of tier-1 customers, showing excellent performance in terms of accuracy and throughput, leaving behind all our competitors’ latest systems. Following the positive feedback from our customers, we expect to receive orders for multiple systems in the first half of 2018. We believe that these achievements will enable us to increase our dominance in the 3D segment of the advanced packaging sector, strengthening our leading competitive position.”

Concluded Mr. Amit, “Given the significant $32 million in cash that we received from the PCB transaction, and in light of the high level of cash on our balance sheet, the Board of Directors decided to distribute dividend to shareholders which amounted to $4.9 million. This is a reflection of our continued success and our dedication to the creation of shareholder value. We look forward to bringing our business to the next level over the coming years, with even greater vigor and focus.”

Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Revenues for the third quarter of 2017 were $23.8 million. This compares to third quarter 2016 revenues of $21.0 million, a growth of 13%.

Gross profit on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $11.8 million (49.3% and 49.4% of revenues, respectively). This is compared to $4.4 million (20.9% of revenue) on a GAAP basis and $9.3 million (44.4% of revenues) on a non-GAAP basis in the third quarter 2016. The gross profit in 2016 on a GAAP basis included one-time costs related to the reorganization of Camtek’s FIT business. The variance in the non-GAAP gross margin between quarters is a function of the product and sales mix delivered in the quarter.

Operating profit on a GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $2.8 million (12.0% of revenues), compared to an operating profit of $0.3 million (1.4% of revenues) in the third quarter 2016.

Operating profit on a non-GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $2.9 million (12.3% of revenues), compared to $1.3 million (6.0% of revenues), in the third quarter 2016.

Net income on a GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $11.7 million, or $0.33 per share. This income consists of $2.8 million in net income from continuing operations and $8.9 million from the discontinued operations and the sale of the PCB business. This compares to net income of $1.1 million, or $0.03 per diluted share in the third quarter 2016.

Net income from continuing operations on a non-GAAP basis in the quarter totaled $2.9 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $1.0 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2016.

Cash, cash equivalents, short and long-term restricted deposits, as of September 30, 2017 were $21.7 million compared to $19.7 million as of December 31, 2016. During the third quarter, Camtek paid Rudolph $13 million in a legal settlement. Camtek also received $10 million in initial proceeds from the sale of its PCB business. On October 2, 2017, Camtek received a further $22 million in proceeds from the sale of its PCB business.

Conference Call

Camtek will host a conference call today, November 7, 2017, at 9:00 am ET.

Rafi Amit, CEO, Moshe Eisenberg, CFO and Ramy Langer, VP, Head of the Semiconductors Business will host the call and will be available to answer questions after presenting the results. To participate, please call one of the following telephone numbers a few minutes before the start of the call.

For those unable to participate, the teleconference will be available for replay on Camtek’s website at http://www.camtek.com beginning 24 hours after the call.

Camtek is a leading manufacturer of metrology and inspection equipment and a provider of software solutions serving the Advanced Packaging, Memory, CMOS Image Sensors, MEMS, RF and other segments in the Mid End of the Semiconductors industry.

Camtek provides dedicated solutions and crucial yield-enhancement data, enabling manufacturers to improve yield and drive down their production costs.

With eight offices around the world, Camtek has best-in-class sales and customer support organization, providing tailor-made solutions in line with customers’ requirements.

This press release is available at http://www.camtek.com

This press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future performance of the Company. These statements are only predictions and may change as time passes. We do not assume any obligation to update that information. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected, including as a result of changing industry and market trends, reduced demand for our products, the timely development of our new products and their adoption by the market, increased competition in the industry, price reductions as well as due to risks identified in the documents filed by the Company with the SEC.

This press release provides financial measures that exclude: (i) discontinued operations; (ii) revaluation of liabilities with respect to the acquisition of Printar; (iii) share based compensation expenses, ( iv) changes in valuation allowance on deferred tax assets, and (v) settlement expenses, and are therefore not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Management believes that these Non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP measures when evaluating the business internally and therefore felt it is important to make these non-GAAP adjustments available to investors. A reconciliation between the GAAP and non-GAAP results appears in the tables at the end of this press release.

Camtek Ltd. and its Subsidiaries

Interim Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

September 30, December 31,
2017 *2016
U.S. Dollars (in thousands)
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents 21,686 19,740
Due from sale of PCB business 24,929 -
Trade accounts receivable, net 26,374 22,066
Inventories 21,891 16,647
Due from affiliated companies 430 -
Other current assets 2,396 2,039
Current assets held for sale - 25,018
Total current assets 97,706 85,510
Property, plant and equipment, net 15,841 13,725
Long-term inventory 1,390 1,461
Deferred tax assets 5,048 **4,073
Other assets, net 270 270
Intangible assets, net 482 519
Total long-term assets 7,190 6,323
Total assets 120,737 105,558
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity
Current liabilities
Short-term bank loans 3,000 -
Trade accounts payable 15,252 10,304
Other current liabilities 16,472 14,722
Due to affiliated companies - 18
Current liabilities held for sale - 6,482
Total current liabilities 34,724 31,526
Long term liabilities
Liability for employee severance benefits 826 667
Total long-term liabilities 826 667
Total liabilities 35,550 32,193
Shareholders’ equity
Ordinary shares NIS 0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2017 and at December 31, 2016;
37,509,868 issued shares at September 30, 2017 and 37,440,552 at December 31, 2016;
35,417,492 shares outstanding at September 30, 2017 and 35,348,176 at December 31, 2016; 148 148
Additional paid-in capital 77,184 76,463
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit) 9,753 (1,348 )
87,085 75,263
Treasury stock, at cost (2,092,376 as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016) (1,898 ) (1,898 )
Total shareholders' equity 85,187 73,365
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity 120,737 105,558

* The financial position of the PCB business is presented as discontinued operations.

Camtek Ltd. and its Subsidiaries

Interim Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

Nine months ended September 30, Three months ended September 30, Year ended December 31,
2017 *2016 2017 *2016 *2016
U.S. dollars U.S. dollars U.S. dollars
Revenues 67,641 57,703 23,813 21,034 79,228
Cost of revenues 34,447 30,371 12,063 11,706 41,807
Reorganization and impairment - 4,931 - 4,931 4,931
Gross profit 33,194 22,401 11,750 4,397 32,490
Research and development costs 10,067 9,497 3,215 3,000 12,630
Selling, general and
administrative expenses 16,847 16,048 5,688 5,161 21,900
Reorganization and impairment - (4,059 ) - (4,059 ) (4,059 )
Expenses from settlement 13,000 - - - -
39,914 21,486 8,903 4,102 30,471
Operating income (loss) (6,720 ) 915 2,847 295 2,019
Financial income (expenses), net (199 ) (543 ) 10 (164 ) (847 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes (6,919 ) 372 2,857 131 1,172
Income tax benefit (expense) 5,281 (271 ) (83 ) (124 ) (303 )
Net income (loss) from continuing operations (1,638 ) 101 2,774 7 869
Discontinued operations *
Income from discontinued operations
Income before tax expense 18,302 2,807 13,963 1,308 4,450
Income tax expense (5,563 ) (521 ) (5,058 ) (237 ) (585 )
Income from discontinued operations 12,739 2,286 8,905 1,071 3,865
Net income 11,101 2,387 11,679 1,078 4,734

* The financial results of the PCB business are presented as discontinued operations.

Camtek Ltd. and its Subsidiaries

Interim Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (contd.)

Nine months ended September 30, Three months ended September 30, Year ended December 31,
2017 *2016 2017 *2016 *2016
U.S. dollars U.S. dollars U.S. dollars
Basic earnings from continuing operations (0.05 ) 0.00 0.08 0.00 0.02
Basic earnings from discontinued operations 0.36 0.06 0.25 0.03 0.11
Basic net earnings 0.31 0.07 0.33 0.03 0.13
Diluted earnings from continuing operations (0.05 ) 0.00 0.08 0.00 0.02
Diluted earnings from discontinued operations 0.35 0.06 0.24 0.03 0.11
Diluted net earnings 0.31 0.07 0.32 0.03 0.13
Weighted average number of
ordinary shares outstanding:
Basic 35,374 35,348 35,404 35,348 35,348
Diluted 35,972 35,367 36,361 35,381 35,376

Camtek Ltd. and its Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP To Non-GAAP results (In thousands, except share data)

Nine Months ended September 30, Three Months ended September 30, Year ended December 31,
2017 2016 2017 2016 2016
U.S. dollars U.S. dollars U.S. dollars
Reported net income attributable to Camtek Ltd. on GAAP basis 11,101 2,387 11,679 1,078 4,734
Settlement expense, net of tax (1) 12,025 - - - -
Realization of deferred tax assets (2) (4,495 ) - - - -
Effect of FIT reorganization (3) - 872 - 872 872
Acquisition of Sela and Printar related expenses (4) - 183 - - 183
Share-based compensation 276 269 92 96 363
Attributable to discontinued operations including income from sale of PCB business (5) (12,739 ) (2,286 ) (8,905 ) (1,071 ) (3,865 )
Non-GAAP net income 6,168 1,425 2,866 975 2,287
Non–GAAP net income per share, basic and diluted 0.17 0.04 0.08 0.03 0.06
Gross margin on GAAP basis from continuing operations 49.1 % 38.8 % 49.3 % 20.9 % 41.0 %
Reported gross profit on GAAP basis 33,194 22,401 11,750 4,397 32,490
Effect of FIT reorganization (3) - 4,931 - 4,931 4,931
Share-based compensation 28 26 9 9 31
Non- GAAP gross margin 49.1 % 47.4 % 49.4 % 44.4 % 47.3 %
Non-GAAP gross profit 33,222 27,358 11,759 9,337 37,452
Reported operating income (loss) attributable to Camtek Ltd. on GAAP basis from continuing operations (6,720 ) 915 2,847 295 2,019
Settlement expense (1) 13,000 - - - -
Effect of FIT reorganization (3) - 872 - 872 872
Share-based compensation 276 269 92 96 363
Non-GAAP operating income 6,556 2,056 2,939 1,263 3,254
(3) During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company recorded reorganization costs with regard to the FIT activities of $0.9 million, consisting of: (1) inventory and fixed asset write-offs of $4.9 million, recorded under cost of revenues line item; (2) other expenses of $0.1 million, recorded under cost of revenues line item; (3) fixed asset write-offs of $0.7 million, recorded under operating expenses; (4) other expenses of $0.2 million, recorded under operating expenses; and (5) income from write-off of liabilities to OCS $5.0 million, recorded under operating expenses.

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