Advanced Energy Announces First Quarter 2017 Results

May 01, 2017 4:05 PM Eastern Standard Time

  • 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

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

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 Copies may also be obtained from Advanced Energy's investor relations page at 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.

(in thousands, except per share data)

 Three Months Ended
 March 31, December 31,
 2017 2016 2016
Product$128,827  $86,293  $115,885 
Service20,524  16,751  19,458 
Total sales149,351  103,044  135,343 
Cost of sales:     
Product60,117  40,815  54,710 
Service10,403  8,769  9,115 
Total cost of sales70,520  49,584  63,825 
Gross profit78,831  53,460  71,518 
 52.8% 51.9% 52.8%
Operating expenses:     
Research and development12,503  10,765  11,121 
Selling, general and administrative22,098  18,016  20,864 
Amortization of intangible assets962  1,058  987 
Total operating expenses35,563  29,839  32,972 
Operating income43,268  23,621  38,546 
Other (expense) income, net(3,208) 357  81 
Income from continuing operations before income taxes40,060  23,978  38,627 
Provision for income taxes4,619  3,758  (1,809)
Income from continuing operations, net of income taxes35,441  20,220  40,436 
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes2,094  2,061  3,845 
Net income$37,535  $22,281  $44,281 
Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding39,738  39,814  39,699 
Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding40,179  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 

(in thousands)

 March 31, December 31,
 2017 2016
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$317,949  $281,953 
Marketable securities4,761  4,737 
Accounts receivable, net76,844  75,667 
Inventories, net64,626  55,770 
Income taxes receivable1,095  1,482 
Other current assets9,359  9,324 
Current assets of discontinued operations8,177  9,401 
Total current assets482,811  438,334 
Property and equipment, net13,795  13,337 
Deposits and other2,056  1,835 
Goodwill and intangibles, net69,938  70,196 
Deferred income tax assets32,280  32,197 
Non-current assets of discontinued operations15,631  15,630 
Total assets$616,511  $571,529 
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$50,192  $46,255 
Other accrued expenses37,932  35,372 
Current liabilities of discontinued operations10,987  13,419 
Total current liabilities99,111  95,046 
Non-current liabilities of continuing operations63,444  63,252 
Non-current liabilities of discontinued operations19,630  21,157 
Long-term liabilities83,074  84,409 
Total liabilities182,185  179,455 
Stockholders' equity434,326  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.

(in thousands)

 Three Months Ended March 31,
 2017 2016
Net income$37,535  $22,281 
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes2,094  2,061 
Income from continuing operations, net of income taxes35,441  20,220 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization1,987  2,043 
Stock-based compensation expense3,398  1,429 
Loss on foreign exchange hedge3,489   
Net loss on disposal of assets65  213 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of assets acquired(1,721) (11,307)
Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations42,659  12,598 
Net cash used in operating activities from discontinued operations(2,453) (741)
Net cash provided by operating activities40,206  11,857 
Purchases of marketable securities  (114)
Proceeds from sale of marketable securities1  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 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options(1,692) 1,128 
Other financing activities4  (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 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period289,517  169,720 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period324,288  185,210 
Less cash and cash equivalents from discontinued operations6,339  8,910 

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

(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 reported35,563  29,839  32,972 
Stock-based compensation(3,398) (1,429) (2,033)
Amortization of intangible assets(962) (1,058) (987)
Non-GAAP operating expenses from continuing operations31,203  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
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 
Stock-based compensation3,398  1,429  2,033 
Amortization of intangible assets962  1,058  987 
Loss on foreign exchange hedge3,489     
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 tax0.16  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 

Tom Liguori
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

Annie Leschin
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

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