Advanced Energy Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results

Jul 31, 2017 4:05 PM Eastern Standard Time

  • Q2 Revenue increased 40% y/y and 11% q/q to $165.9 million
  • Q2 GAAP EPS from continuing operations was $1.14
  • Q2 Non-GAAP EPS from continuing operations was $1.22

FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS), today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. The company reported second quarter sales of $165.9 million. Second quarter GAAP income from continuing operations was $45.9 million, or $1.14 per diluted share. Non-GAAP income from continuing operations was $49.2 million, or $1.22 per diluted share.

“Building on our continuous innovation, early stage engagement with customers and operational excellence led to outstanding results this quarter,” said Yuval Wasserman, president and CEO. “The complexity of advanced processing technologies is driving increased power content, fueling our record semiconductor growth. Our industrial business continues to grow, aided by new applications and the expansion of our addressable market. With strong cash generation, we are executing on our acquisition strategy and making headway on our aspirational goals.”

Second Quarter Results

Sales were $165.9 million compared with $149.4 million in the first quarter of 2017 and $118.8 million in the second quarter of 2016.

GAAP income from continuing operations was $45.9 million or $1.14 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2017 compared with $35.4 million or $0.88 per diluted share in the prior quarter, and $27.3 million or $0.68 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2016.

Non-GAAP income from continuing operations was $49.2 million or $1.22 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2017 compared with $41.9 million or $1.04 per diluted share in the prior quarter, and $29.2 million or $0.73 per diluted share in the same period last year. A reconciliation of non-GAAP measures is provided in the tables below.

The company generated $64.0 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.

Third Quarter 2017 Guidance

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

  Q3 2017
Revenues $160M - $170M
GAAP operating margins from continuing operations 27% - 29%
GAAP EPS from continuing operations $1.02 - $1.12
Non-GAAP operating margins from continuing operations 30% - 32%
Non-GAAP EPS from continuing operations $1.10 - $1.20

Second Quarter 2017 Conference Call

Management will host a conference call tomorrow morning, Tuesday, August 1, 2017 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 42118693, 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 42118693. 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

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For more information, contact:
Tom Liguori Annie Leschin
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
(970) 232-8096 (970) 407-6555 

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. For the third quarter ending September 30, 2017 guidance, the company expects stock based compensation of $3.3 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 third quarter ending September 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 Six Months Ended
 June 30, March 31, June 30,
 2017 2016 2017 2017 2016
Product$143,288  $100,752  $128,827  $272,115  $187,045 
Service22,584  18,013  20,524  43,108  34,764 
Total sales165,872  118,765  149,351  315,223  221,809 
Cost of sales:         
Product66,491  47,334  60,117  126,608  88,149 
Service12,240  9,385  10,403  22,643  18,154 
Total cost of sales78,731  56,719  70,520  149,251  106,303 
Gross profit87,141  62,046  78,831  165,972  115,506 
 52.5% 52.2% 52.8% 52.7% 52.1%
Operating expenses:         
Research and development14,610  11,266  12,503  27,113  22,031 
Selling, general and administrative23,790  19,377  22,098  45,888  37,393 
Amortization of intangible assets974  1,074  962  1,936  2,132 
Total operating expenses39,374  31,717  35,563  74,937  61,556 
Operating income47,767  30,329  43,268  91,035  53,950 
Other (expense) income, net(83) 836  (3,208) (3,291) 1,193 
Income from continuing operations before income taxes47,684  31,165  40,060  87,744  55,143 
Provision for income taxes1,811  3,911  4,619  6,430  7,669 
Income from continuing operations, net of income taxes45,873  27,254  35,441  81,314  47,474 
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes179  3,277  2,094  2,273  5,338 
Net income$46,052  $30,531  $37,535  $83,587  $52,812 
Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding39,849  39,672  39,738  39,793  39,750 
Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding40,250  39,969  40,179  40,212  40,046 
Earnings per share:         
Continuing operations:         
Basic earnings per share$1.15  $0.69  $0.89  $2.04  $1.19 
Diluted earnings per share$1.14  $0.68  $0.88  $2.02  $1.19 
Discontinued operations:         
Basic earnings per share$0.00  $0.08  $0.05  $0.06  $0.13 
Diluted earnings per share$0.00  $0.08  $0.05  $0.06  $0.13 
Net income:         
Basic earnings per share$1.16  $0.77  $0.94  $2.10  $1.33 
Diluted earnings per share$1.14  $0.76  $0.93  $2.08  $1.32 

(in thousands)

  June 30, December 31,
  2017 2016
ASSETS Unaudited  
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $358,937  $281,953 
Restricted cash 17,732   
Marketable securities 4,096  4,737 
Accounts receivable, net 60,791  75,667 
Inventories, net 75,557  55,770 
Income taxes receivable 2,047  1,482 
Other current assets 9,930  9,324 
Current assets of discontinued operations 8,058  9,401 
Total current assets 537,148  438,334 
Property and equipment, net 14,537  13,337 
Deposits and other 2,046  1,835 
Goodwill and intangibles, net 71,405  70,196 
Deferred income tax assets 32,328  32,197 
Non-current assets of discontinued operations 15,631  15,630 
Total assets $673,095  $571,529 
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $49,430  $46,255 
Other accrued expenses 45,815  35,372 
Current liabilities of discontinued operations 9,185  13,419 
Total current liabilities 104,430  95,046 
Non-current liabilities of continuing operations 65,037  63,252 
Non-current liabilities of discontinued operations 18,240  21,157 
Long-term liabilities 83,277  84,409 
Total liabilities 187,707  179,455 
Stockholders' equity 485,388  392,074 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $673,095  $571,529 

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

(in thousands)

  Six Months Ended June 30,
  2017 2016
Net income $83,587  $52,812 
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes 2,273  5,338 
Income from continuing operations, net of income taxes 81,314  47,474 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization 4,219  4,045 
Stock-based compensation expense 7,254  2,998 
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 10,272  (6,646)
Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations 106,613  48,084 
Net cash used in operating activities from discontinued operations (6,396) (4,563)
Net cash provided by operating activities 100,217  43,521 
Purchases of marketable securities (19) (745)
Proceeds from sale of marketable securities 723  6,921 
Restricted Cash (17,732)  
Purchase of foreign exchange hedge (3,489)  
Purchases of property and equipment (3,408) (2,865)
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities from continuing operations (23,925) 3,311 
Net cash used in investing activities from discontinued operations    
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities (23,925) 3,311 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options (1,877) 1,621 
Other financing activities 3  (2)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities from continuing operations (1,874) 1,619 
Net cash used in financing activities from discontinued operations   (24)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (1,874) 1,595 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period 289,517  169,720 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period 365,151  217,418 
Less cash and cash equivalents from discontinued operations 6,214  8,145 

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 Six Months Ended
  June 30, March 31, June 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2017 2016
Gross Profit from continuing operations, as reported $87,141  $62,046  $78,831  $165,972  $115,506 
Operating expenses from continuing operations, as reported 39,374  31,717  35,563  74,937  61,556 
Stock-based compensation (3,856) (1,569) (3,398) (7,254) (2,998)
Amortization of intangible assets (974) (1,074) (962) (1,936) (2,132)
Acquisition-related costs (150)     (150)  
Non-GAAP operating expenses from continuing operations 34,394  29,074  31,203  65,597  56,426 
Non-GAAP operating income from continuing operations $52,747  $32,972  $47,628  $100,375  $59,080 

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,
  2017 2016 2017 2017 2016
Gross Profit from continuing operations, as reported 52.5% 52.2% 52.8% 52.7% 52.1%
Operating expenses from continuing operations, as reported 23.7  26.7  23.8  23.8  27.8 
Stock-based compensation (2.3) (1.4) (2.3) (2.3) (1.3)
Amortization of intangible assets (0.6) (0.9) (0.6) (0.6) (1.0)
Acquisition-related costs (0.1)        
Non-GAAP operating expenses from continuing operations 20.7  24.4  20.9  20.9  25.5 
Non-GAAP operating income from continuing operations 31.8% 27.8% 31.9% 31.8% 26.6%

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - income excluding certain items Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, March 31, June 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2017 2016
Income from continuing operations, net of income taxes, as reported $45,873  $27,254  $35,441  $81,314  $47,474 
Stock-based compensation 3,856  1,569  3,398  7,254  2,998 
Amortization of intangible assets 974  1,074  962  1,936  2,132 
Loss on foreign exchange hedge     3,489  3,489   
Acquisition-related costs 150      150   
Tax effect of Non-GAAP adjustments (1,629) (711) (1,396) (3,025) (1,366)
Non-GAAP income from continuing operations, net of income taxes $49,224  $29,186  $41,894  $91,118  $51,238 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - per share earnings excluding certain items Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, March 31, June 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2017 2016
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, as reported $1.14  $0.68  $0.88  $2.02  $1.19 
Add back:          
per share impact of Non-GAAP adjustments, net of tax 0.08  0.05  0.16  0.25  0.09 
Non-GAAP per share earnings from continuing operations $1.22  $0.73  $1.04  $2.27  $1.28 

Reconciliation of Q3 2017 Guidance    
  Low End High End
Revenue $160 million $170 million
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP operating margin    
GAAP operating margin 27% 29%
Stock-based compensation 2% 2%
Amortization of intangible assets 1% 1%
Non-GAAP operating margin 30% 32%
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP earnings per share    
GAAP earnings per share $1.02  $1.12 
Stock-based compensation 0.08  0.08 
Amortization of intangible assets 0.03  0.03 
Tax effects of excluded items (0.03) (0.03)
Non-GAAP earnings per share $1.10  $1.20 

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