Coherent, Inc. Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Results

30 Apr, 2014, 16:01 ET from Coherent, Inc.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR), a world leader in providing photonics based solutions to the commercial and scientific research markets, today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended March 29, 2014.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

March 29, 2014

December 28, 2013

March 30, 2013

March 29, 2014

March 30, 2013

GAAP Results

(in millions except per share data)

Bookings

$

261.8

$

201.5

$

201.8

$

463.3

$

377.8

Net sales

$

199.2

$

193.6

$

200.1

$

392.8

$

383.3

Net income

$

15.3

$

11.7

$

15.0

$

27.0

$

29.2

Diluted EPS

$

0.61

$

0.47

$

0.61

$

1.08

$

1.20

Non-GAAP Results

(in millions except per share data)

Net income

$

20.4

$

17.1

$

20.7

$

37.5

$

39.3

Diluted EPS

$

0.82

$

0.68

$

0.84

$

1.50

$

1.61

 

SECOND FISCAL QUARTER DETAILS

For the second fiscal quarter ended March 29, 2014, Coherent announced net sales of $199.2 million and net income, on a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, of $15.3 million, or $0.61 per diluted share.  These results compare to net sales of $200.1 million and net income of $15.0 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2013.

Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 was $20.4 million, or $0.82 per diluted share.  Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $20.7 million, or $0.84 per diluted share. Beginning in the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the company revised its presentation of non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS for all periods presented to exclude the effect of intangibles amortization and inventory step up costs. For a complete overview of the differences between GAAP and non-GAAP results, please see the reconciliation table included at the end of this release.

Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 were $193.6 million and net income, on a GAAP basis, was $11.7 million, or $0.47 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 was $17.1 million, or $0.68 per diluted share.

Bookings received during the second fiscal quarter ended March 29, 2014 of $261.8 million increased 29.7% from $201.8 million in the same prior year period and increased by 30.0% compared to bookings of $201.5 million in the immediately preceding quarter.  The book-to-bill ratio was 1.31, and ending backlog expected to ship in the next 12 months was $308.5 million at March 29, 2014, compared to a backlog of $285.9 million at December 28, 2013 and a backlog of $333.0 million at March 30, 2013. Backlog as of March 29, 2014 includes $58.0 million related to the large flat panel display annealing laser order received in January 2014.

"Coherent delivered solid results for the second fiscal quarter.  Overall demand, especially within microelectronics, is improving. The flat panel display (FPD) market is robust. During April, we received a number of FPD system orders in addition to the large order received in the second fiscal quarter. These systems will begin to ship in our fourth fiscal quarter and continue into fiscal 2015. We see a number of opportunities for our glass and sapphire cutting products as several device manufacturers are moving towards deployment. Like the FPD systems, we expect these cutting opportunities to contribute to revenues in our fourth fiscal quarter and into next year. The advanced packaging (API) market was weak in the second fiscal quarter and we expect API to remain soft before orders begin to recover in the fourth fiscal quarter. The combined delivery requirements result in our overall third fiscal quarter revenues being similar to the second quarter. We expect that our fourth fiscal quarter revenues will increase by roughly 10% over the second fiscal quarter of 2014, leading to a meaningful step-up in operating income and EPS," said John Ambroseo, Coherent's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Coherent ended the quarter with cash, cash equivalents and short term investments of $283.5 million, an increase of $9.8 million from cash, cash equivalents and short term investments of $273.7 million at December 28, 2013.

CONFERENCE CALL REMINDER

The Company will host a conference call today to discuss its financial results at 1:30 P.M. Pacific (4:30 P.M. Eastern). A listen-only broadcast of the conference call can be accessed on the Company's website at http://www.coherent.com/Investors/. For those who are not able to listen to the live broadcast, the call will be archived for approximately three months on the Company's website.  A transcript of management's prepared remarks can be found at http://www.coherent.com/Investors/.

 

Summarized statement of operations information is as follows (unaudited, in thousands except per share data):

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

March 29, 2014

December 28, 2013

March 30, 2013

March 29, 2014

March 30, 2013

Net Sales

$

199,222

$

193,556

$

200,058

$

392,778

$

383,260

Cost of sales(A)(B)(C)(D)

118,557

116,010

123,727

234,567

229,294

Gross profit

80,665

77,546

76,331

158,211

153,966

Operating expenses:

Research & development(A)(B)

20,413

20,937

20,146

41,350

39,447

Selling, general & administrative(A)(B)

39,296

39,891

37,346

79,187

74,328

Intangibles amortization(C)

916

934

1,942

1,850

2,796

Total operating expenses

60,625

61,762

59,434

122,387

116,571

Income from operations

20,040

15,784

16,897

35,824

37,395

Other income (expense), net(B)

1,040

(220)

1,295

820

(142)

Income before income taxes

21,080

15,564

18,192

36,644

37,253

Provision for income taxes(E)

5,773

3,861

3,190

9,634

8,098

Net income

$

15,307

$

11,703

$

15,002

$

27,010

$

29,155

Net income per share:

Basic

$

0.62

$

0.48

$

0.62

$

1.10

$

1.22

Diluted

$

0.61

$

0.47

$

0.61

$

1.08

$

1.20

Shares used in computations:

Basic

24,782

24,542

24,085

24,662

23,928

Diluted

25,044

24,915

24,475

24,980

24,348

 

(A)

Stock-related compensation expense included in operating results is summarized below (all footnote amounts are unaudited, in thousands, except per share data):

Stock-related compensation expense

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

March 29, 2014

December 28, 2013

March 30, 2013

March 29, 2014

March 30, 2013

Cost of sales

$

648

$

538

$

594

$

1,186

$

1,029

Research & development

500

522

467

1,022

943

Selling, general & administrative

3,524

3,808

3,581

7,332

7,664

Impact on income from operations

$

4,672

$

4,868

$

4,642

$

9,540

$

9,636

For the quarters ended March 29, 2014, December 28, 2013 and March 30, 2013, the impact on net income, net of tax was $3,346 ($0.13 per diluted share), $3,529 ($0.14 per diluted share) and $3,497 ($0.14 per diluted share), respectively. For the six months ended March 29, 2014 and March 30, 2013, the impact on net income, net of tax was $6,875 ($0.28 per diluted share) and $7,008 ($0.29 per diluted share), respectively.

(B)

Changes in deferred compensation plan liabilities are included in cost of sales and operating expenses while gains and losses on deferred compensation plan assets are included in other income (expense) net. Deferred compensation expense (benefit) included in operating results is summarized below:

Deferred compensation expense (benefit)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

March 29, 2014

December 28, 2013

March 30, 2013

March 29, 2014

March 30, 2013

Cost of sales

$

29

$

68

$

37

$

97

$

51

Research & development

123

296

149

419

211

Selling, general & administrative

746

1,823

1,066

2,569

1,492

Impact on income from operations

$

898

$

2,187

$

1,252

$

3,085

$

1,754

For the quarters ended March 29, 2014, December 28, 2013 and March 30, 2013, the impact on other income (expense) net from gains or losses on deferred compensation plan assets was income of $1,291, income of $1,877 and income of $983, respectively. For the six months ended March 29, 2014 and March 30, 2013, the impact on other income (expense) net from gains or losses on deferred compensation plan assets was income of $3,167 and income of $1,277, respectively. 

(C)

For the quarters ended March 29, 2014, December 28, 2013 and March 30, 2013, the impact of amortization of intangibles expense was $2,434 ($1,763 net of tax ($0.07 per diluted share)), $2,445 ($1,823 net of tax ($0.07 per diluted share)) and $3,408 ($2,775 net of tax ($0.11 per diluted share)), respectively. For the six months ended March 29, 2014 and March 30, 2013, the impact of amortization of intangibles expense was $4,879 ($3,586 net of tax ($0.14 per diluted share)) and $4,589 ($3,642 net of tax ($0.15 per diluted share)), respectively.

(D)

For the three and six months ended March 30, 2013, the impact on net income of our inventory step up costs related to our recent acquisitions, was $1,130 ($791 net of tax ($0.03 per diluted share)) and $1,222 ($855 net of tax ($0.04 per diluted share)), respectively.

(E)

The three and six months ended March 30, 2013 included $1,398 ($0.06 per diluted share) benefit from the renewal of the R&D tax credit for fiscal 2012.

 

Summarized balance sheet information is as follows (unaudited, in thousands):

March 29, 2014

September 28, 2013

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

$

283,468

$

250,110

Accounts receivable, net

137,470

136,759

Inventories

176,462

168,067

Prepaid expenses and other assets

74,836

74,290

Total current assets

672,236

629,226

Property and equipment, net

114,146

114,333

Other assets

222,332

222,919

Total assets

$

1,008,714

$

966,478

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Current portion of long-term obligations

$

$

2

Accounts payable

33,708

36,565

Other current liabilities

111,818

109,261

Total current liabilities

145,526

145,828

Other long-term liabilities

64,702

62,132

Total stockholders' equity

798,486

758,518

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

1,008,714

$

966,478

 

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP net income (unaudited, in thousands, net of tax):

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

March 29, 2014

December 28, 2013

March 30, 2013

March 29, 2014

March 30, 2013

GAAP net income

$

15,307

$

11,703

$

15,002

$

27,010

$

29,155

Stock-related compensation expense

3,346

3,529

3,497

6,875

7,008

Intangibles amortization

1,763

1,823

2,775

3,586

3,642

Inventory step-up

791

855

Non-recurring tax expense (release) items

(1,398)

(1,398)

Non-GAAP net income

$

20,416

$

17,055

$

20,667

$

37,471

$

39,262

Non-GAAP net income per diluted share

$

0.82

$

0.68

$

0.84

$

1.50

$

1.61

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements, as defined under the Federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements include the statements in this press release that relate to the Company's long-term outlook, the timing for shipments of the Company's products, the timing of the deployment of our customers' products and the use of our products therein, the timing for a recovery of customer orders in the API market, the third and fourth fiscal quarter revenues for the Company and the trends thereof and the timing of and the Company's ability to increase operating income and earnings per share. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks associated with any general market recovery, growth in demand for our products, growth in demand for the Company's products (particularly in the FPD and API markets), the worldwide demand for flat panel displays, the demand for and use of the Company's products in commercial applications, our successful implementation of our customer design wins, our and our customers' exposure to risks associated with worldwide economic conditions, the mix and pricing of our products, our ability to control expenses,  the ability of our customers to forecast their own end markets, our ability to accurately forecast future periods, customer acceptance and adoption of our new product offerings, continued timely availability of products and materials from our suppliers, our ability to timely ship our products and our customers' ability to accept such shipments, our ability to have our customers qualify our product offerings, our ability to forecast and meet our expenses, worldwide government economic policies and other risks identified in the Company's SEC filings.  Readers are encouraged to refer to the risk disclosures and critical accounting policies and estimates described in the Company's reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, as applicable and as filed from time-to-time by the Company.  Actual results, events and performance may differ materially from those presented herein.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Founded in 1966, Coherent, Inc. is a world leader in providing photonics based solutions to the commercial and scientific research markets and part of the Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000. Please direct any questions to Leen Simonet, Chief Financial Officer at 408-764-4110. For more information about Coherent, visit the Company's Web site at http://www.coherent.com/ for product and financial updates.

SOURCE Coherent, Inc.



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