News Release

Advanced Energy Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results

Jul 30, 2018
  • Q2 Revenue increased 18.2% y/y to $196.0 million
  • Q2 GAAP EPS from continuing operations was $1.17
  • Q2 Non-GAAP EPS from continuing operations was $1.25

FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS), today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

“Our diversification strategy enabled us to maintain revenues at record levels this quarter as our Industrial and Service businesses reached new highs offsetting near-term delays in semiconductor memory spending,” said Yuval Wasserman, president and CEO. “Although we expect 2H revenues to be impacted by the timing of semiconductor investments, we remain confident in the multiple drivers of the semi market in the long term. In addition, as we continue to expand into adjacent and new markets, and grow content in Semiconductor, we are further positioning AE for sustainable, profitable growth.”

Second Quarter Results

Sales were $196.0 million in the second quarter of 2018 compared with $195.6 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $165.9 million in the second quarter of 2017.

GAAP income from continuing operations was $46.4 million or $1.17 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2018 compared with $46.4 million or $1.16 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2018, and $45.9 million or $1.14 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2017.

Non-GAAP income from continuing operations was $49.4 million or $1.25 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2018. This compared with $53.4 million or $1.34 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2018, and $49.2 million or $1.22 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2017. A reconciliation of non-GAAP measures is provided in the tables below.

The company generated $53.0 million of operating cash from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2018. During the quarter the company repurchased approximately 407 thousand shares for $25.3 million dollars.

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 all purposes. Further financial detail regarding the amounts related to the discontinued inverter business are available in the company’s 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Third Quarter 2018 Guidance

Based on the company's current view, beliefs and assumptions, its guidance for the third quarter of 2018 is within the following ranges and does not incorporate any potential adjustments during the measurement period associated with U.S. tax reform.

  Q3 2018
Revenues $160M - $170M
GAAP operating margins from continuing operations 25.2% - 27.2%
GAAP EPS from continuing operations $0.86 - $1.00
Non-GAAP operating margins from continuing operations 27.5% - 29.5%
Non-GAAP EPS from continuing operations $0.93 - $1.07

Second Quarter 2018 Conference Call

Management will host a conference call tomorrow morning, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6:30 a.m. Mountain Time/ 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 4559567, 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 4559567. 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, visit: www.advanced-energy.com.

Advanced Energy and the Advanced Energy logo are trademarks of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere.

For more information, contact:

Paul Oldham
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
(970) 407-6615
paul.oldham@aei.com 
Rhonda Bennetto
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
(970) 407-6555
ir@aei.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 and amortization of intangible assets, as well as non-recurring items such as acquisition-related costs. Additionally, the second quarter non-GAAP results exclude estimated income tax expense associated with U.S. tax reform. For the third quarter ending September 30, 2018 guidance, the company expects stock-based compensation of $2.5 million and amortization of intangibles of $1.3 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 third quarter ending September 30, 2018, 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 product 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; (k) unanticipated changes to management's estimates, reserves or allowances; (l) changes and adjustments to the tax expense and benefits related to the recently enacted U.S. tax reform; and (m) the effects of recent U.S. government trade restrictions and other governmental action related to tariffs upon demand for our products and services and the U.S. economy. 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 Six Months Ended
  June 30,   March 31, June 30,
  2018   2017   2018 2018 2017
Sales:                  
Product $ 169,235     $ 143,288     $ 171,209     $ 340,444     $ 272,115  
Service 26,797     22,584     24,408     51,205     43,108  
Total sales 196,032     165,872     195,617     391,649     315,223  
Cost of sales:                  
Product 80,953     66,491     79,806     160,759     126,608  
Service 13,844     12,240     12,166     26,010     22,643  
Total cost of sales 94,797     78,731     91,972     186,769     149,251  
Gross profit 101,235     87,141     103,645     204,880     165,972  
  51.6 %   52.5 %   53.0 %   52.3 %   52.7 %
Operating expenses:                  
Research and development 19,195     14,610     17,637     36,832     27,113  
Selling, general and administrative 24,758     23,790     28,648     53,406     45,888  
Amortization of intangible assets 1,264     974     1,257     2,521     1,936  
Total operating expenses 45,217     39,374     47,542     92,759     74,937  
Operating income 56,018     47,767     56,103     112,121     91,035  
Other income (expense), net (485 )   (83 )   26     (459 )   (3,291 )
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 55,533     47,684     56,129     111,662     87,744  
Provision for income taxes 9,133     1,811     9,759     18,892     6,430  
Income from continuing operations, net of income taxes 46,400     45,873     46,370     92,770     81,314  
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes 5     179     140     145     2,273  
Net income 46,405     46,052     46,510     92,915     83,587  
Income from continuing operations attributable to noncontrolling interest 44         31     75      
Net income attributable to Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. $ 46,361     $ 46,052     $ 46,479     $ 92,840     $ 83,587  
                   
Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding 39,349     39,849     39,619     39,484     39,793  
Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding 39,603     40,250     39,995     39,807     40,212  
                   
Earnings per share attributable to Advanced Energy Industries, Inc:            
                   
Continuing operations:                  
Basic earnings per share $ 1.18     $ 1.15     $ 1.17     $ 2.35     $ 2.04  
Diluted earnings per share $ 1.17     $ 1.14     $ 1.16     $ 2.33     $ 2.02  
                   
Discontinued operations:                  
Basic earnings per share $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ 0.06  
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ 0.06  
                   
Net income:                  
Basic earnings per share $ 1.18     $ 1.16     $ 1.17     $ 2.35     $ 2.10  
Diluted earnings per share $ 1.17     $ 1.14     $ 1.16     $ 2.33     $ 2.08  
                                       

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

  June 30,   December 31,
  2018   2017
ASSETS Unaudited    
       
Current assets:      
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 432,999     $ 407,283  
  Marketable securities 3,146     3,104  
  Accounts and other receivable, net 106,302     87,429  
  Inventories, net 109,834     78,450  
  Income taxes receivable 3,290     1,295  
  Other current assets 7,263     8,129  
Current assets of discontinued operations 7,979     9,535  
Total current assets 670,813     595,225  
       
Property and equipment, net 24,148     17,795  
       
Deposits and other assets 3,670     3,051  
Goodwill and intangibles, net 86,928     87,311  
Deferred income tax assets 38,419     18,841  
Non-current assets of discontinued operations 11,080     11,085  
Total assets $ 835,058     $ 733,308  
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY      
       
Current liabilities:      
  Accounts payable $ 58,028     $ 48,177  
  Other accrued expenses 67,823     50,092  
Current liabilities of discontinued operations 6,478     7,850  
Total current liabilities 132,329     106,119  
       
Non-current liabilities of continuing operations 94,475     91,271  
Non-current liabilities of discontinued operations 12,738     15,277  
Long-term liabilities 107,213     106,548  
       
Total liabilities 239,542     212,667  
       
Advanced Energy stockholders’ equity 595,010     520,641  
Noncontrolling interest 506      
Stockholders' equity 595,516     520,641  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 835,058     $ 733,308  
       

December 31, 2017 amounts are derived from the December 31, 2017 audited Consolidated Financial Statements.

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

  Six Months Ended June 30,
  2018   2017
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:      
Net income $ 92,915     $ 83,587  
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes 145     2,273  
Income from continuing operations, net of income taxes 92,770     81,314  
       
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization 5,917     4,219  
Stock-based compensation expense 6,437     7,254  
Provision for deferred income taxes (96 )    
Loss on foreign exchange hedge     3,489  
Net loss on disposal of assets 158     65  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of assets acquired (17,282 )   10,272  
Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations 87,904     106,613  
Net cash used in operating activities from discontinued operations (2,450 )   (6,396 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 85,454     100,217  
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:      
Purchases of marketable securities (91 )   (19 )
Proceeds from sale of marketable securities 4     723  
Restricted Cash     (17,732 )
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (9,072 )    
Purchase of foreign exchange hedge     (3,489 )
Purchases of property and equipment (9,426 )   (3,408 )
Net cash used in investing activities from continuing operations (18,585 )   (23,925 )
Net cash used in investing activities from discontinued operations      
Net cash used in investing activities (18,585 )   (23,925 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:      
Purchase and retirement of common stock (38,059 )    
Net payments related to stock-based award activities (2,576 )   (1,874 )
Net cash used in financing activities from continuing operations (40,635 )   (1,874 )
Net cash used in financing activities from discontinued operations      
Net cash used in financing activities (40,635 )   (1,874 )
EFFECT OF CURRENCY TRANSLATION ON CASH (1,160 )   1,216  
INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 25,074     75,634  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period 415,037     289,517  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period 440,111     365,151  
Less cash and cash equivalents from discontinued operations 7,112     6,214  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS, end of period $ 432,999     $ 358,937  
               

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   Six Months Ended
  June 30,   March 31,   June 30,
  2018   2017   2018   2018   2017
Gross profit from continuing operations, as reported $ 101,235     $ 87,141     $ 103,645     $ 204,880     $ 165,972  
Adjustments to gross profit:                  
Stock-based compensation 149     379     351     500     714  
Facility expansion and relocation costs 249             249      
Non-GAAP gross profit from continuing operations 101,633     87,520     103,996     205,629     166,686  
                   
Operating expenses from continuing operations, as reported 45,217     39,374     47,542     92,759     74,937  
Adjustments:                  
Stock-based compensation (1,794 )   (3,477 )   (4,143 )   (5,937 )   (6,540 )
Amortization of intangible assets (1,264 )   (974 )   (1,257 )   (2,521 )   (1,936 )
Acquisition-related costs (255 )   (150 )   (350 )   (605 )   (150 )
Facility expansion and relocation costs (13 )       (476 )   (489 )    
Non-GAAP operating expenses from continuing operations 41,891     34,773     41,316     83,207     66,311  
Non-GAAP operating income from continuing operations $ 59,742     $ 52,747     $ 62,680     $ 122,422     $ 100,375  


Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - operating expenses and operating income, excluding certain items Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30,   March 31,   June 30,
  2018   2017   2018   2018   2017
Gross profit from continuing operations, as reported 51.6 %   52.5 %   53.0 %   52.3 %   52.7 %
Adjustments to gross profit:                  
Stock-based compensation 0.1     0.3     0.2     0.1     0.2  
Facility expansion and relocation costs 0.1             0.1      
Non-GAAP gross profit from continuing operations 51.8     52.8     53.2     52.5     52.9  
                   
Operating expenses from continuing operations, as reported 23.1     23.7     24.3     23.7     23.8  
Adjustments:                  
Stock-based compensation (1.1 )   (2.0 )   (2.1 )   (1.6 )   (2.1 )
Amortization of intangible assets (0.6 )   (0.6 )   (0.6 )   (0.6 )   (0.6 )
Acquisition-related costs (0.1 )   (0.1 )   (0.2 )   (0.2 )    
Facility expansion and relocation costs         (0.2 )   (0.1 )    
Non-GAAP operating expenses from continuing operations 21.3     21.0     21.2     21.2     21.1  
Non-GAAP operating income from continuing operations 30.5 %   31.8 %   32.0 %   31.3 %   31.8 %


Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - income excluding certain items Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30,   March 31,   June 30,
  2018   2017   2018   2018   2017
Income from continuing operations, less noncontrolling interest, net of income taxes $ 46,356     $ 45,873     $ 46,339     $ 92,695     $ 81,314  
Adjustments:                  
Stock-based compensation 1,943     3,856     4,494     6,437     7,254  
Amortization of intangible assets 1,264     974     1,257     2,521     1,936  
Loss on foreign exchange hedge                 3,489  
Acquisition-related costs 255     150     350     605     150  
Facility expansion and relocation costs 262         476     738      
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impact         1,853     1,853      
Tax effect of Non-GAAP adjustments (704 )   (1,629 )   (1,343 )   (2,047 )   (3,025 )
Non-GAAP income from continuing operations, net of income taxes $ 49,376     $ 49,224     $ 53,426     $ 102,802     $ 91,118  


Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - per share earnings excluding certain items Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30,   March 31,   June 30,
  2018   2017   2018   2018   2017
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, as reported $ 1.17     $ 1.14     $ 1.16     $ 2.33     $ 2.02  
Add back:                  
per share impact of Non-GAAP adjustments, net of tax 0.08     0.08     0.18     0.25     0.25  
Non-GAAP per share earnings from continuing operations $ 1.25     $ 1.22     $ 1.34     $ 2.58     $ 2.27  


Reconciliation of Q3 2018 Guidance      
  Low End   High End
       
Revenue $160 million   $170 million
       
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP operating margin      
GAAP operating margin 25.2 %   27.2 %
Stock-based compensation 1.5 %   1.6 %
Amortization of intangible assets 0.8 %   0.7 %
Non-GAAP operating margin 27.5 %   29.5 %
       
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP earnings per share      
GAAP earnings per share $ 0.86     $ 1.00  
Stock-based compensation 0.06     0.06  
Amortization of intangible assets 0.03     0.03  
Tax effects of excluded items (0.02 )   (0.02 )
Non-GAAP earnings per share $ 0.93     $ 1.07  

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