Advanced Energy Announces Second Quarter Results

Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:09pm EDT

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  • Revenue of $115.7 million
  • Non-GAAP EPS of $0.18 share
  • Generated $33.5 million in cash (excluding share repurchases)

FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. The company posted second quarter sales of $115.7 million compared to $105.8 million in the first quarter of 2012 and $138.2 million in the second quarter of 2011. Income from continuing operations was $8.8 million or $0.22 per diluted share. On a non-GAAP basis, income from continuing operations was $7.3 million or $0.18 per diluted share. The non-GAAP measures exclude the impact of a $1.5 million after tax gain from the sale of mass flow control manufacturing assets and a $0.1 million restructuring gain. A reconciliation of non-GAAP income from continuing operations and earnings per share is provided in the tables below. The company ended the quarter with $149.0 million in cash and marketable securities, having generated $33.5 million of cash during the quarter, excluding share repurchases of $35.2 million.

"Second quarter results were highlighted by the sound profitability we achieved in both of our business units," said Garry Rogerson, chief executive officer. "With a record backlog and a strong pipeline of opportunities, our Solar Energy business continues to gain momentum in the North American market, which should help to offset some of the cyclicality in our Thin Films markets. Our goal of building a sustainable, profitable business is coming to fruition as we remain focused on managing our costs, expanding our market presence and growing revenues."

Thin Films Business Unit

Thin Films sales increased 7% to $64.8 million in the second quarter of 2012 from $60.4 million in the first quarter of 2012, due to an increase in non-semiconductor sales. Thin Films sales declined 33% from $97.3 million in the second quarter of 2011, reflecting lower levels of capital investment by companies in the Thin Film markets.

Solar Energy Business Unit                                                                                          

Solar Energy sales were $50.8 million in the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 12% from $45.4 million in the first quarter of 2012. Solar Energy sales increased 24% from $40.8 million in the second quarter of 2011 due to utility-scale deployments in North America.

Income from Continuing Operations

Income from continuing operations for the second quarter was $8.8 million or $0.22 per diluted share, compared to income from continuing operations of $13.5 million or $0.31 per diluted share in the same period last year and income from continuing operations of $0.8 million or $0.02 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2012. In the second quarter of 2012, operating expenses (excluding restructuring) decreased $4.0 million sequentially, aided by a reduction in incentive accrual and to a lesser extent a reduction in other operating expenses. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the impact of the restructuring benefit and the one-time gain on the sale of mass flow control manufacturing assets, income from continuing operations was $7.3 million or $0.18 per diluted share, up from $2.4 million or $0.06 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2012.

Restructuring

During the quarter the company made further progress on the transfer of manufacturing of certain solar inverter subcomponents to its Shenzhen, China factory.

The remainder of the restructuring plan is expected to be implemented over the next 3 to 9 months as the company further reduces its cost structure by consolidating certain facilities and centralizing other activities. As a result, the company anticipates further charges in the amount of $2 to $6 million, principally for consolidating locations, and another $2 to $3 million in additional severance costs over this timeframe. Once complete, the restructuring plan, along with other cost savings initiatives and margin improvements, is currently expected to deliver annual savings in excess of $30 million, well ahead of our original plan.

Third Quarter 2012 Guidance                                                                                     

The company anticipates third quarter 2012 results from continuing operations to be within the following ranges:

  • Sales of $116 million to $124 million
     
  • Non-GAAP per share earnings of $0.17 to $0.20

Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call

Management will host a conference call tomorrow, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss Advanced Energy's financial results. Domestic callers may access this conference call by dialing 866-711-8198. International callers may access the call by dialing 617-597-5327. Participants will need to provide conference pass code 24038757. For a replay of this teleconference, please call 888-286-8010 or 617-801-6888, and enter the pass code 53467364. The replay will be available for two weeks following the conference call. A webcast will also be available on the 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, thin-film manufacturing and solar-power generation. 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

This release includes GAAP and non-GAAP operating income and per share earnings data. These non-GAAP measures 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 regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. Additionally, the company believes that these non-GAAP measures, in combination with its financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP, provides investors with additional perspective. While some of these 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 they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with its 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.

For additional information on the items excluded from one or more of its non-GAAP financial measures, refer to the Form 8-K regarding this release furnished today to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward-Looking Statements

The company's expectations with respect to guidance to financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2012, anticipated cost savings and restructuring activities and other statements 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: the effects of global macroeconomic conditions upon demand for our products, the volatility and cyclicality of the industries the company serves, particularly the semiconductor industry, the continuation of RPS (renewable portfolio standards), the timing and availability of incentives and grant programs in North America and Europe related to the renewable energy market, renewable energy project delays resulting from solar panel price declines and increased competition in the solar inverter equipment market, the timing of orders received from customers, the company's ability to realize benefits from cost improvement efforts and any restructuring plans, the ability to obtain materials and manufacture products, and 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. These reports and statements are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies may also be obtained from Advanced Energy's website at www.advancedenergy.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. 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, 
  2012 2011 2012 2012 2011
           
SALES  $ 115,658  $ 138,154  $ 105,787  $ 221,445  $ 275,806
COST OF SALES  71,929  82,777  66,043  137,972  158,384
GROSS PROFIT  43,729  55,377  39,744  83,473  117,422
  37.8% 40.1% 37.6% 37.7% 42.6%
OPERATING EXPENSES:          
Research and development  14,502  17,137  15,115  29,617  32,999
Selling, general and administrative  16,706  20,001  20,059  36,765  40,906
Restructuring charges (benefit)  (144)  --  2,575  2,431  --
Amortization of intangible assets  1,351  921  1,372  2,723  1,842
Total operating expenses  32,415  38,059  39,121  71,536  75,747
           
Operating income  11,314  17,318  623  11,937  41,675
Other income, net  1,775  92  411  2,186  755
Income from continuing operations before income taxes  13,089  17,410  1,034  14,123  42,430
Provision for income taxes  4,288  3,898  268  4,556  10,152
INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS, NET OF INCOME TAXES  8,801  13,512  766  9,567  32,278
           
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes  127  74  303  430  214
           
NET INCOME  $ 8,928  $ 13,586  $ 1,069  $ 9,997  $ 32,492
           
Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding 38,974 43,571 40,781 39,877 43,505
Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding 39,583 44,187 41,292 40,460 44,156
           
EARNINGS PER SHARE:          
CONTINUING OPERATIONS:          
BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE  $ 0.23  $ 0.31  $ 0.02  $ 0.24  $ 0.74
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE  $ 0.22  $ 0.31  $ 0.02  $ 0.24  $ 0.73
           
DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS          
BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE  $ 0.00  $ 0.00  $ 0.01  $ 0.01  $ 0.00
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE  $ 0.00  $ 0.00  $ 0.01  $ 0.01  $ 0.00
           
NET INCOME:          
BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE  $ 0.23  $ 0.31  $ 0.03  $ 0.25  $ 0.75
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE  $ 0.23  $ 0.31  $ 0.03  $ 0.25  $ 0.74
ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.    
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS    
(in thousands)    
     
   June 30,   December 31, 
  2012 2011 *
ASSETS  UNAUDITED   
     
Current assets:    
 Cash and cash equivalents  $ 120,266  $ 117,639
 Marketable securities  28,754  25,567
 Accounts receivable, net  100,850  132,485
 Inventories, net  80,609  80,283
 Deferred income taxes  9,014  9,014
 Income taxes receivable  7,712  13,826
 Other current assets  10,626  11,672
Total current assets  357,831  390,486
     
Property and equipment, net  39,668  42,338
     
Deposits and other  9,131  8,959
Goodwill and intangibles, net  87,230  89,953
Deferred income tax assets, net  1,706  1,642
Total assets  $ 495,566  $ 533,378
     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
     
Current liabilities:    
 Accounts payable  $ 42,031  $ 44,828
 Other accrued expenses  40,878  46,416
Total current liabilities  82,909  91,244
     
Long-term liabilities  44,898  34,795
     
Total liabilities  127,807  126,039
     
Stockholders' equity  367,759  407,339
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $ 495,566  $ 533,378
     
* December 31, 2011 amounts are derived from the December 31, 2011 audited Consolidated Financial Statements.    
ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.          
SEGMENT INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)          
(in thousands)          
           
  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended 
  June 30,  March 31, June 30, 
  2012 2011 2012 2012 2011
SALES:          
Thin Films  $ 64,843  $ 97,331  $ 60,390  $ 125,233  $ 197,430
Solar Energy  50,815  40,823  45,397  96,212  78,376
Total Sales  $ 115,658  $ 138,154  $ 105,787  $ 221,445  $ 275,806
           
           
OPERATING INCOME:          
Thin Films  $ 8,881  $ 20,042  $ 3,167  $ 12,048  $ 44,866
Solar Energy  2,740  321  493  3,233  2,833
Total segment operating income  11,621  20,363  3,660  15,281  47,699
Corporate expenses  (451)  (3,045)  (462)  (913)  (6,024)
Restructuring (charges) benefit  144  --  (2,575)  (2,431)  --
Other income, net  1,775  92  411  2,186  755
Income from continuing operations before income taxes  $ 13,089  $ 17,410  $ 1,034  $ 14,123  $ 42,430
ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.    
SELECTED OTHER DATA (UNAUDITED)    
(in thousands)    
     
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - income from operations Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
  June 30,  June 30, 
  2012 2012
     
Operating Income, as reported  $ 11,314  $ 11,937
Adjustments:    
Restructuring charges (benefit)  (144)  2,431
Income from operations  $ 11,170  $ 14,368
     
     
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - income from continuing operations  Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
  June 30,  June 30, 
  2012 2012
     
Income from continuing operations, net of tax, as reported  $ 8,801  $ 9,567
Adjustments:    
Restructuring charges (benefit), net of tax  (92)  1,559
Gain on sale of gas flow manufacturing assets, net of tax  (1,452)  (1,452)
Income from continuing operations, net of tax  $ 7,257  $ 9,674
     
     
     
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - per share earnings from continuing operations Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
  June 30,  June 30, 
  2012 2012
     
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, as reported  $ 0.22  $ 0.24
Adjustments:    
per share impact of restructuring charges (benefit), net of tax  (0.00) 0.04
per share impact of gain on sale of gas flow manufacturing assets, net of tax  (0.04)  (0.04)
Per share earnings from continuing operations  $ 0.18  $ 0.24
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         Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
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         Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
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