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Advanced Energy Announces First Quarter 2017 Results

  • Q1 Revenue increased 44.9% y/y and 10.3% q/q to $149.4 million
  • Q1 GAAP EPS from continuing operations was $0.88
  • Q1 Non-GAAP EPS from continuing operations was $1.04

FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. The company reported first quarter sales of $149.4 million. First quarter GAAP income from continuing operations was $35.4 million, or $0.88 per diluted share. Non-GAAP income from continuing operations was $41.9 million, or $1.04 per diluted share.

“Our financial performance this quarter continued to reach new highs, with increases in Semiconductor and Service revenues and a sizable rebound in Industrial applications,” said Yuval Wasserman, president and CEO of Advanced Energy. “In total, our business performed significantly better than last year’s first quarter due to our operational leverage and robust business model. With our continuous innovation and resulting design wins, we are benefiting from our customers’ success in next-generation technologies. Our strong balance sheet is allowing us to pursue a number of opportunities for future growth and profitability.”

First Quarter Results
Sales were $149.4 million compared with $135.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 and $103.0 million in the first quarter of 2016.

GAAP income from continuing operations was $35.4 million or $0.88 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2017 compared with $40.4 million or $1.01 per diluted share in the prior quarter, and $20.2 million or $0.50 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2016.

Non-GAAP income from continuing operations was $41.9 million or $1.04 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2017 compared with $42.6 million or $1.06 per diluted share in the prior quarter, and $22.1 million or $0.55 per diluted share in the same period last year. A reconciliation of non-GAAP measures is provided in the tables below.

The company generated $42.7 million of operating cash from continuing operations.

Discontinued Operations
The company’s financial statements for all periods presented reflect results for the continuing precision power business, with the discontinued inverter business included in discontinued operations for both the balance sheet and income statement. Further financial detail regarding the amounts related to the discontinued inverter business are available in the company’s 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Second Quarter 2017 Guidance
Based on the company's current view, beliefs and assumptions, guidance for the second quarter of 2017 is within the following ranges:

    Q2 2017
Revenues   $­­­­­­­150M - $160M
GAAP operating margins from continuing operations   28% - 30%
GAAP EPS from continuing operations   $0.96 - $1.06
Non-GAAP operating margins from continuing operations   30% - 32%
Non-GAAP EPS from continuing operations   $1.00 - $1.10

First Quarter 2017 Conference Call
Management will host a conference call tomorrow morning, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss Advanced Energy's financial results. Domestic callers may access this conference call by dialing 855-232-8958. International callers may access the call by dialing 315-625-6980. Participants will need to provide the operator with the Conference ID Number 7189971, which has been reserved for this call. For a replay of this teleconference, please call 855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406 and enter Conference ID Number 7189971. The replay will be available for one week following the conference call. A webcast will also be available on the company’s Investor Relations web page at http://ir.advanced-energy.com.

About Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy (Nasdaq: AEIS) is a global leader in innovative power and control technologies for high-growth, precision power solutions for thin films processes and industrial applications. Advanced Energy is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, with dedicated support and service locations around the world. For more information, go to www.advanced-energy.com.

Non-GAAP Measures
This release includes GAAP and non-GAAP income and per-share earnings data and other GAAP and non-GAAP financial information. Advanced Energy’s non-GAAP measures exclude the impact of non-cash related charges such as stock based compensation, amortization of intangible assets and restructuring costs, as well as acquisition related costs and other non-recurring items. For the second quarter ending June 30, 2017 guidance, the company expects stock based compensation of $­­1.6 million and amortization of intangibles of $1.0 million. The non-GAAP measures included in this release are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, similar measures calculated under generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Advanced Energy believes that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to management and investors to evaluate business performance without the impacts of certain non-cash charges and other charges which are not part of the company’s usual operations. The company uses these non-GAAP measures to assess performance against business objectives, make business decisions, develop budgets, forecast future periods, assess trends and evaluate financial impacts of various scenarios. In addition, management's incentive plans include these non-GAAP measures as criteria for achievements. Additionally, the company believes that these non-GAAP measures, in combination with its financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP, provide investors with additional perspective. While some of the excluded items may be incurred and reflected in the company’s GAAP financial results in the foreseeable future, the company believes that the items excluded from certain non-GAAP measures do not accurately reflect the underlying performance of its continuing operations for the period in which they are incurred. The use of non-GAAP measures has limitations in that such measures do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the company’s results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP, and these measures should only be used to evaluate the company’s results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. Please refer to the Form 8-K regarding this release furnished today to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward-Looking Statements
The company’s guidance with respect to anticipated financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2017, potential future growth and profitability, our future business mix, expectations regarding future market trends and the company’s future performance within specific markets (e.g., statements regarding anticipated semiconductor and industrial market growth) and other statements herein or made on the above-announced conference call that are not historical information are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: (a) the effects of global macroeconomic conditions upon demand for our products and services; (b) the volatility and cyclicality of the industries the company serves, particularly the semiconductor industry; (c) delays in capital spending by end-users in our served markets; (d) the accuracy of the company’s estimates related to fulfilling solar inverter product warranty and post-warranty obligations; (e) the company’s ability to realize its plan to avoid additional costs after the solar inverter wind-down; (f) the accuracy of the company's assumptions on which its financial statement projections are based; (g) the impact of price changes, which may result from a variety of factors; (h) the timing of orders received from customers; (i) the company’s ability to realize benefits from cost improvement efforts including avoided costs, restructuring plans and inorganic growth; (j) the company’s ability to obtain in a timely manner the materials necessary to manufacture its products; and (k) unanticipated changes to management's estimates, reserves or allowances. These and other risks are described in Advanced Energy's Form 10-K, Forms 10-Q and other reports and statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). These reports and statements are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies may also be obtained from Advanced Energy's investor relations page at http://ir.advanced-energy.com or by contacting Advanced Energy's investor relations at 970-407-6555. Forward-looking statements are made and based on information available to the company on the date of this press release. Aspirational goals and targets discussed on the conference call or in the presentation materials should not be interpreted in any respect as guidance. The company assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release.


ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except per share data)

  Three Months Ended
  March 31,   December 31,
  2017   2016   2016
           
Sales:          
Product $ 128,827     $ 86,293     $ 115,885  
Service 20,524     16,751     19,458  
Total sales 149,351     103,044     135,343  
Cost of sales:          
Product 60,117     40,815     54,710  
Service 10,403     8,769     9,115  
Total cost of sales 70,520     49,584     63,825  
Gross profit 78,831     53,460     71,518  
  52.8 %   51.9 %   52.8 %
Operating expenses:          
Research and development 12,503     10,765     11,121  
Selling, general and administrative 22,098     18,016     20,864  
Amortization of intangible assets 962     1,058     987  
Total operating expenses 35,563     29,839     32,972  
Operating income 43,268     23,621     38,546  
Other (expense) income, net (3,208 )   357     81  
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 40,060     23,978     38,627  
Provision for income taxes 4,619     3,758     (1,809 )
Income from continuing operations, net of income taxes 35,441     20,220     40,436  
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes 2,094     2,061     3,845  
Net income $ 37,535     $ 22,281     $ 44,281  
           
Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding 39,738     39,814     39,699  
Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding 40,179     40,100     40,029  
           
Earnings per share:          
           
Continuing operations:          
Basic earnings per share $ 0.89     $ 0.51     $ 1.02  
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.88     $ 0.50     $ 1.01  
           
Discontinued operations:          
Basic earnings per share $ 0.05     $ 0.05     $ 0.10  
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.05     $ 0.05     $ 0.10  
           
Net income:          
Basic earnings per share $ 0.94     $ 0.56     $ 1.12  
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.93     $ 0.56     $ 1.11  


ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)

  March 31,   December 31,
  2017   2016
ASSETS Unaudited    
       
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 317,949     $ 281,953  
Marketable securities 4,761     4,737  
Accounts receivable, net 76,844     75,667  
Inventories, net 64,626     55,770  
Income taxes receivable 1,095     1,482  
Other current assets 9,359     9,324  
Current assets of discontinued operations 8,177     9,401  
Total current assets 482,811     438,334  
       
Property and equipment, net 13,795     13,337  
       
Deposits and other 2,056     1,835  
Goodwill and intangibles, net 69,938     70,196  
Deferred income tax assets 32,280     32,197  
Non-current assets of discontinued operations 15,631     15,630  
Total assets $ 616,511     $ 571,529  
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY      
       
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 50,192     $ 46,255  
Other accrued expenses 37,932     35,372  
Current liabilities of discontinued operations 10,987     13,419  
Total current liabilities 99,111     95,046  
       
Non-current liabilities of continuing operations 63,444     63,252  
Non-current liabilities of discontinued operations 19,630     21,157  
Long-term liabilities 83,074     84,409  
       
Total liabilities 182,185     179,455  
       
Stockholders' equity 434,326     392,074  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 616,511     $ 571,529  
       

December 31, 2016 amounts are derived from the December 31, 2016 audited Consolidated Financial Statements.


ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)

  Three Months Ended March 31,
  2017   2016
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:      
Net income $ 37,535     $ 22,281  
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes 2,094     2,061  
Income from continuing operations, net of income taxes 35,441     20,220  
       
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization 1,987     2,043  
Stock-based compensation expense 3,398     1,429  
Loss on foreign exchange hedge 3,489      
Net loss on disposal of assets 65     213  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of assets acquired (1,721 )   (11,307 )
Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations 42,659     12,598  
Net cash used in operating activities from discontinued operations (2,453 )   (741 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 40,206     11,857  
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:      
Purchases of marketable securities     (114 )
Proceeds from sale of marketable securities 1     4,471  
Purchase of foreign exchange hedge (3,489 )    
Purchases of property and equipment (1,392 )   (1,338 )
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities from continuing operations (4,880 )   3,019  
Net cash used in investing activities from discontinued operations      
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities (4,880 )   3,019  
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:      
Proceeds from exercise of stock options (1,692 )   1,128  
Other financing activities 4     (1 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities from continuing operations (1,688 )   1,127  
Net cash used in financing activities from discontinued operations     (24 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (1,688 )   1,103  
EFFECT OF CURRENCY TRANSLATION ON CASH 1,133     (489 )
INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 34,771     15,490  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period 289,517     169,720  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period 324,288     185,210  
Less cash and cash equivalents from discontinued operations 6,339     8,910  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS, end of period $ 317,949     $ 176,300  

December 31, 2016 amounts are derived from the December 31, 2016 audited Consolidated Financial Statements.


ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.
SELECTED OTHER DATA (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - operating expenses and
operating income, excluding certain items
Three Months Ended
  March 31,   December 31,
  2017   2016   2016
           
Gross Profit from continuing operations, as reported $ 78,831     $ 53,460     $ 71,518  
Operating expenses from continuing operations, as reported 35,563     29,839     32,972  
Adjustments:          
Stock-based compensation (3,398 )   (1,429 )   (2,033 )
Amortization of intangible assets (962 )   (1,058 )   (987 )
Non-GAAP operating expenses from continuing operations 31,203     27,352     29,952  
Non-GAAP operating income from continuing operations $ 47,628     $ 26,108     $ 41,566  


Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - income excluding certain
items
Three Months Ended
  March 31,   December 31,
  2017   2016   2016
           
Income from continuing operations, net of income taxes, as reported $ 35,441     $ 20,220     $ 40,436  
Adjustments:          
Stock-based compensation 3,398     1,429     2,033  
Amortization of intangible assets 962     1,058     987  
Loss on foreign exchange hedge 3,489          
Tax effect of Non-GAAP adjustments (1,396 )   (655 )   (881 )
Non-GAAP income from continuing operations, net of income taxes $ 41,894     $ 22,052     $ 42,575  


Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - per share earnings excluding
certain items
Three Months Ended
  March 31,   December 31,
  2017   2016   2016
           
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, as reported $ 0.88     $ 0.50     $ 1.01  
Add back:          
per share impact of Non-GAAP adjustments, net of tax 0.16     0.05     0.05  
Non-GAAP per share earnings from continuing operations $ 1.04     $ 0.55     $ 1.06  


Reconciliation of Q2 2017 Guidance        
    Low End   High End
         
Revenue   $150 million   $160 million
         
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP operating margin        
GAAP operating margin   28 %   30 %
Stock-based compensation   1 %   1 %
Amortization of intangible assets   1 %   1 %
Non-GAAP operating margin   30 %   32 %
         
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP earnings per share        
GAAP earnings per share   $ 0.96     $ 1.06  
Stock-based compensation   0.04     0.04  
Amortization of intangible assets   0.02     0.02  
Tax effects of excluded items   (0.02 )   (0.02 )
Non-GAAP earnings per share   $ 1.00     $ 1.10  


CONTACTS:
Tom LiguoriAdvanced Energy Industries, Inc.
970.407.6570
Tom.liguori@aei.com

Annie LeschinAdvanced Energy Industries, Inc.
970.407.6555
ir@aei.com

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