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Maxwell Technologies Reports Third Quarter Financial Results CONFERENCE CALL & WEBCAST AT 5 P.M. (EDT) TODAY - DETAILS BELOW

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) today reported revenue of $43.9 million for its third quarter ended September 30, 2012, up 7 percent over the $41.1 million recorded in the same period in 2011. Third quarter ultracapacitor revenue was $28.8 million, up 15 percent from the $24.9 million recorded in Q311. Sales of high voltage capacitor and microelectronics products totaled $15.1 million in Q312, down 7 percent from the $16.2 million recorded in Q311.

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On a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, operating income for the third quarter 2012 was $5.9 million, compared with $1.2 million in Q311. GAAP net income for Q312 was $5.4 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared with $298,000, or $0.01 per diluted share, in Q311.

On a non-GAAP basis, the company reported operating income of $6.5 million in Q312 compared with $2.1 million in Q311. Non-GAAP net income for Q312 was $6.0 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared with $1.2 million, or $0.04 per diluted share in Q311. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures is included as an addendum to this release.

GAAP gross margin was 42 percent in Q312, compared with 40 percent in Q311 and 42 percent in Q212.  GAAP operating expenses totaled $12.4 million, or 28 percent of revenue, in Q312 compared with $15.3 million, or 37 percent of revenue in Q311.  Non-GAAP operating expenses totaled $12.0 million, or 27 percent of revenue, in Q312 compared with $14.6 million, or 36 percent of revenue, in Q311. Cash and cash equivalents totaled $20.1 million as of September 30, 2012, compared with $22.3 million as of June 30, 2012. Complete financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations will be available in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which we anticipate filing next week with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Outlook:  "Lower demand in Europe and elsewhere has slowed ultracapacitor sales growth this year," said David Schramm, Maxwell's president and chief executive officer. "Looking ahead, global economic conditions and uncertainty about the direction of government policies and related funding make it difficult to forecast with any reasonable level of confidence. In this challenging environment we are focusing on identifying and developing new growth opportunities, improving efficiency and controlling expenses to optimize bottom line performance."

"Wind energy and hybrid transit bus applications continue to be primary drivers of ultracapacitor sales, and we believe that long-term growth prospects in those and other key verticals remain solid. However, we are now working with customers to resolve recently encountered hybrid bus drive system application issues that will delay previously forecasted deliveries. As a result of those delays and generally lower demand, we now expect fourth quarter revenue to be similar to that recorded in the first quarter of this year."

"Seasonal softness, primarily related to the Chinese New Year observance, is likely to push revenue sequentially lower in the coming first quarter. Despite this tempered near-term growth outlook, we are confident that our current cash and credit resources are sufficient to enable the Company to continue to advance its core technologies, develop and launch new products and expand production capacity as needed."

Non-GAAP Financial Measures: The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures for internal evaluation and to report the results of its business. These non-GAAP financial measures include non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP net income (loss), and non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share. These measures are not in accordance with, nor an alternative to, GAAP. These measures are intended to supplement GAAP financial information, and may be computed differently from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The Company believes that these measures provide useful information to its management, board of directors and investors about its operating activities and business trends related to its financial condition and results of operations. The Company believes that it is useful to provide investors with information to understand how specific line items in the statement of operations are affected by certain non-cash or non-recurring items, such as:

  • stock-based compensation expense;
  • amortization of intangible assets;
  • expense in a prior period for a legal settlement, and
  • gains or losses in prior periods on embedded derivative.

In addition, the Company's management and board of directors use these non-GAAP financial measures in developing operating budgets and in reviewing the Company's results of operations, as non-cash and non-recurring items have limited impact on current and future operating decisions. Additionally, the Company believes that inclusion of non-GAAP financial measures provide consistency and comparability with its past reports of financial results. However, investors should be aware that non-GAAP measures have inherent limitations and should be read in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Please refer to the accompanying tables for a detailed reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP gross profit, operating expenses, income (loss) from operations, net income (loss), and net income (loss) per share.

Management will conduct a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss third quarter financial results and the future outlook at 5 p.m. (EDT) today. The call may be accessed by dialing toll-free, (866) 952-1908 from the U.S. and Canada, or (785) 424-1827 for international callers, and entering the conference ID, MAXWELL. The live webcast and subsequent archived replay may be accessed at the company's web site via the following link: http://investors.maxwell.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=94560&p=irol-calendar.

Maxwell is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our ultracapacitor products provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, automotive, transportation and information technology. Our high-voltage capacitors products help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. Our radiation-mitigated microelectronic products include power modules, memory modules and single board computers that incorporate powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace applications.

Forward-looking statements: Statements in this news release that are "forward-looking statements" are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Such risks, uncertainties and contingencies include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • risks related to our international operations including, but not limited to, our ability to adequately comply with the changing rules and regulations in countries where our business is conducted, our
  • successful acquisition, development and retention of key personnel;
  • our ability to effectively manage our reliance upon certain suppliers of key component parts, specialty equipment and logistical services;
  • our ability to match production volume to actual customer demand;
  • our ability to manage product quality problems;
  • our ability to protect our intellectual property rights and to defend claims against us;
  • our ability to effectively identify, enter into, manage and benefit from strategic alliances;
  • occurrence of a catastrophic event at any of our facilities;
  • occurrence of a technology systems failure, network disruption, or breach in data security; and,
  • our ability to obtain sufficient capital to meet our operating or other needs.

For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Maxwell's business, please refer to the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors" sections of our SEC filings, including, but not limited to, our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of these documents may be obtained by contacting Maxwell's investor relations department at (858) 503-3434 or at our investor relations website: http://investors.maxwell.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=94560&p=irol-sec. All information in this release is as of October 25, 2012. The company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to reflect actual results or changes in the company's expectations.


MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)
















Three Months Ended  


Nine Months Ended





September 30, 2012


September 30, 2011


September 30, 2012


September 30, 2011












Revenue


$             43,907


$             41,096


$           123,993


$           114,818

Cost of revenue

25,534


24,547


72,503


68,909

Gross profit

18,373


16,549


51,490


45,909

Operating expenses:









Selling, general and administrative

7,293


9,544


24,715


29,225


Research and development

5,084


5,707


15,974


16,976


Amortization of intangibles

51


51


153


153



Total operating expenses

12,428


15,302


40,842


46,354

Income (loss) from operations

5,945


1,247


10,648


(445)

Interest expense, net

(56)


(27)


(138)


(88)

Amortization of debt discount and prepaid debt costs

(16)


-


(42)


(55)

Gain on embedded derivatives

-


-


-


1,086

Income before income taxes

5,873


1,220


10,468


498

Income tax provision 

470


922


1,903


1,221



Net income (loss)

$               5,403


$                  298


$               8,565


$                 (723)












Net income (loss) per common share:









Basic 


$                 0.19


$                 0.01


$                 0.30


$                (0.03)


Diluted

$                 0.19


$                 0.01


$                 0.30


$                (0.03)












Weighted average common shares outstanding:









Basic


28,736


27,733


28,511


27,564


Diluted

28,748


28,161


28,695


27,564



MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)



September 30,


December 31,



2012


2011

ASSETS




Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$                 20,073


$                 29,289


Trade and other accounts receivable, net

52,988


36,131


Inventories

31,930


27,232


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,829


3,125


  Total current assets

107,820


95,777

Property and equipment, net

35,806


28,541

Intangible assets, net

758


1,111

Goodwill

24,826


24,887

Pension asset

6,945


6,359

Other non-current assets

79


261


  Total assets

$               176,234


$               156,936






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:





Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$                 32,789


$                 37,145


Accrued warranty

244


258


Accrued employee compensation

5,025


6,243


Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt

6,909


5,431


Deferred tax liability

499


499


  Total current liabilities

45,466


49,576

Deferred tax liability, long-term

962


933

Long-term debt, excluding current portion

2,960


68

Other long-term liabilities

699


3,028


  Total liabilities

50,087


53,605






Stockholders' equity:





Common stock, $0.10 par value per share, 40,000 shares authorized;  29,183 and 28,174 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

2,915


2,815


Additional paid-in capital

267,069


252,907


Accumulated deficit

(154,456)


(163,021)


Accumulated other comprehensive income

10,619


10,630


  Total stockholders' equity

126,147


103,331


  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$               176,234


$               156,936



MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)







Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended






September 30,
2012


June 30, 2012


September 30,
2011


September 30,
2012


September 30,
2011

Gross Profit Reconciliation:











GAAP gross profit


$            18,373


$   16,980


$            16,549


$            51,490


$            45,909


Stock-based compensation expense included in cost of sales

A

163


238


89


543


292


Amortization of intangible assets included in cost of sales

B

46


69


96


198


269

Non-GAAP gross profit


$            18,582


$   17,287


$            16,734


$            52,231


$            46,470















Total Operating Expenses Reconciliation:











GAAP total operating expenses


$            12,428


$   13,532


$            15,302


$            40,842


$            46,354


Stock-based compensation expense

A

(342)


(532)


(646)


(2,018)


(2,148)


Amortization of intangible assets

B

(51)


(51)


(51)


(153)


(153)


Accrual for legal settlement

C

-


-


-


-


(2,600)

Non-GAAP total operating expenses


$            12,035


$   12,949


$            14,605


$            38,671


$            41,453















Income (Loss) From Operations Reconciliation:











GAAP income (loss) from operations


$              5,945


$     3,448


$              1,247


$            10,648


$               (445)


Stock-based compensation expense

A

505


770


735


2,561


2,440


Amortization of intangible assets

B

97


120


147


351


422


Accrual for legal settlement

C

-


-


-


-


2,600

Non-GAAP income from operations


$              6,547


$     4,338


$              2,129


$            13,560


$              5,017















Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation:











GAAP net income (loss)


$              5,403


$     2,658


$                298


$              8,565


$               (723)


Stock-based compensation expense

A

505


770


735


2,561


2,440


Amortization of intangible assets

B

97


120


147


351


422


Accrual for legal settlement, net of tax

C

-


-


-


-


2,035


Gain on embedded derivatives

D

-


-


-


-


(1,086)

Non-GAAP net income 


$              6,005


$     3,548


$              1,180


$            11,477


$              3,088















Diluted Net Income per Share Reconciliation:











GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share


$                0.19


$       0.09


$                0.01


$                0.30


$              (0.03)


Stock-based compensation expense

A

0.02


0.03


0.03


0.09


0.09


Amortization of intangible assets

B

-


-


-


0.01


0.02


Accrual for legal settlement, net of tax

C

-


-


-


-


0.07


Gain on embedded derivatives

D

-


-


-


-


(0.04)

Non-GAAP diluted net income per share


$                0.21


$       0.12


$                0.04


$                0.40


$                0.11















See notes on next page









MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 













(A)

        Stock-based compensation expense consists of non-cash charges for employee stock options, restricted stock awards, restricted stock units and employee stock purchase plan awards. 


Results include stock-based compensation expense as follows (in thousands):
















Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended 




September 30,
2012


June 30,
2012


September 30,
2011


September 30,
2012


September 30,
2011















Cost of revenue

$                  163


$               238


$                   89


$                   543


$                   292



Selling, general and administrative

213


411


531


1,586


1,773



Research and development

129


121


115


432


375















Total stock-based compensation expense

$                 505


$              770


$                 735


$                2,561


$                2,440













(B)

Amortization of intangible assets associated with acquisitions.













(C)

Accrual for settlement of product defect matter of $2.6 million, or $2.0 million net of the related tax impact.













(D)

Gain on embedded derivatives associated with the Company's convertible debt. As the convertible debentures were retired in February 2011, the company no longer records gains or losses related to the conversion features.

 

SOURCE Maxwell Technologies, Inc.



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