Advanced Energy Announces First Quarter Results

May 02, 2016 4:05 PM Eastern Standard Time

  • Revenue increased 19% quarter over quarter
  • Semiconductor revenue increased 39% quarter over quarter
  • GAAP EPS from continuing operations was $0.50  
  • Non-GAAP EPS from continuing operations was $0.56
  • Ended the quarter with $184.0 million in cash

FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

“Semiconductor revenues rebounded nearly 39% from the fourth quarter, driving better-than-expected total sales and earnings per share from continuing operations,” said Yuval Wasserman, President and CEO of Advanced Energy. “Our leading position as an enabler of critical applications in high growth areas of semiconductors processing, combined with our growing service business, more than offset the temporary slowdown in our industrial applications and should allow us to continue to grow faster than the markets we serve, reflecting the advantages of our diversified model.”

First Quarter Results                               

Sales were $103.0 million compared with $86.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and $109.5 million in the first quarter of 2015.

GAAP income from continuing operations, net of income taxes was $20.2 million or $0.50 per diluted share in the first quarter 2016 compared to $11.5 million or $0.28 per diluted share in the fourth quarter, and $25.7 million or $0.62 per diluted share in the first quarter 2015.

Non-GAAP income from continuing operations, net of income taxes was $22.3 million or $0.56 per diluted share in the first quarter 2016 compared to $13.0 million or $0.32 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2015, and $26.9 million or $0.65 per diluted share in the same period last year. A reconciliation of non-GAAP measures is provided in the tables below.

The company ended the quarter with $184.0 million in cash and marketable securities.

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 this are available in the company’s 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Second Quarter 2016 Guidance        

Based on the company's current view, beliefs and assumptions, guidance for the second quarter of 2016 is within the following ranges:

 Q2 2016
Revenues$105M - $115M
Non-GAAP EPS from continuing operations$0.60  -  $0.70
Non-GAAP operating margins from continuing operations25% - 28%

First Quarter 2016 Conference Call

Management will host a conference call tomorrow morning, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 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 82827781, 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 82827781. 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 stock based compensation, amortization, restructuring, acquisition related costs, and other significant non-recurring items. For the second quarter ending June 30, 2016 guidance, the company expects stock based compensation of $1.2 million and amortization of intangibles of $1.1 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 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, provide investors with additional perspective. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to evaluate business performance and for planning purposes. 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, 2016, expectations regarding future market trends and the company’s future performance within specific markets 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: (a) the effects of global macroeconomic conditions upon demand for our products; (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 on its plan to avoid additional costs after the solar inverter wind-down; (f) the accuracy of the company's estimates and 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,
 2016 2015 2015
Product$86,293  $93,608  $71,564 
Service16,751  15,902  15,327 
Total sales103,044  109,510  86,891 
Product40,815  42,292  35,029 
Service8,769  8,119  9,178 
Total cost of sales49,584  50,411  44,207 
GROSS PROFIT53,460  59,099  42,684 
 51.9% 54.0% 49.1%
Research and development10,765  9,760  9,437 
Selling, general and administrative18,016  16,707  16,121 
Amortization of intangible assets1,058  1,098  1,070 
Restructuring (benefit) charges  (2) (117)
Total operating expenses29,839  27,563  26,511 
OPERATING INCOME23,621  31,536  16,173 
OTHER (EXPENSE) INCOME, NET357  868  (1,661)
Income from continuing operations before income taxes23,978  32,404  14,512 
Provision for income taxes3,758  6,749  3,022 
NET INCOME (LOSS)$22,281  $21,276  $36,265 
Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding39,814  40,740  40,270 
Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding40,100  41,129  40,601 
BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE$0.51  $0.63  $0.29 
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE$0.50  $0.62  $0.28 
BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE$0.05  $(0.11) $0.62 
DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE$0.05  $(0.11) $0.61 
BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE$0.56  $0.52  $0.90 
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE$0.56  $0.52  $0.89 

(in thousands)
 March 31, December 31,
 2016 2015
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$176,300  $158,443 
Marketable securities7,664  11,986 
Accounts receivable, net67,091  54,959 
Inventories, net57,592  52,573 
Deferred income tax assets6,035  6,004 
Income taxes receivable439  9,040 
Other current assets9,207  7,868 
Current assets of discontinued operations33,354  41,902 
Total current assets357,682  342,775 
Property and equipment, net10,675  9,645 
Deposits and other1,716  1,729 
Goodwill and intangibles, net77,362  76,870 
Deferred income tax assets30,355  30,398 
Non-current assets of discontinued operations497  1,271 
Total assets$478,287  $462,688 
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$35,886  $27,246 
Other accrued expenses34,832  40,357 
Current liabilities of discontinued operations28,203  36,481 
Total current liabilities98,921  104,084 
Non-current liabilities of continuing operations63,079  67,722 
Non-current liabilities of discontinued operations27,062  27,302 
Long-term liabilities90,141  95,024 
Total liabilities189,062  199,108 
Stockholders' equity289,225  263,580 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$478,287  $462,688 

* December 31, 2015 amounts are derived from the December 31, 2015 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,
  2016 2015 2015
Gross Profit from continuing operations, as reported $53,460  $59,099  $42,684 
Operating expenses from continuing operations, as reported 29,839  27,563  26,511 
Restructuring charges   2  117 
Stock-based compensation (1,429) (487) (897)
Amortization of intangible assets (1,058) (1,098) (1,070)
Non-GAAP operating expenses from continuing operations 27,352  25,980  24,661 
Non-GAAP operating income from continuing operations $26,108  $33,119  $18,023 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - income excluding
certain items
  Three Months Ended
   March 31, December 31,
   2016 2015 2015
Income from continuing operations, net of income taxes, as
  $20,220  $25,655  $11,490 
Adjustments, net of tax       
Restructuring charges    (2) (93)
Stock-based compensation  1,205  386  710 
Amortization of intangible assets  892  870  847 
Non-GAAP income from continuing operations, net of income
  $22,317  $26,909  $12,954 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - per share earnings
excluding certain items
 Three Months Ended
  March 31, December 31,
  2016 2015 2015
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, as reported $0.50  $0.62  $0.28 
Add back:        
per share impact of Non-GAAP adjustments, net of tax 0.06  0.03   0.04 
Non-GAAP per share earnings from continuing operations $0.56  $0.65  $0.32 

Tom Liguori
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

Annie Leschin
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

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