Newport Corporation Reports Second Quarter And First Half 2013 Results

IRVINE, Calif., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Newport Corporation (NASDAQ: NEWP) today reported financial results for its second quarter and six months ended June 29, 2013, and its outlook for the remainder of 2013.  The company noted the following regarding the second quarter results:

  • Net sales of $134.2 million;
  • New orders of $147.6 million;
  • Net income attributable to Newport of $2.7 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, when measured according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP);
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to Newport of $7.8 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, excluding the amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, integration, restructuring and severance costs, and the tax impact of the excluded amounts; and
  • Cash generated from operations of $21.8 million, and a reduction in debt of $10.2 million.  

Commenting on the results, Robert J. Phillippy, Newport's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are very encouraged by the rebound in new orders during the second quarter.  Our new orders increased 10.5% sequentially to $147.6 million and our book-to-bill ratio was greater than 1.0 in all of our target end markets.  As expected, our net sales and non-GAAP income increased slightly on a sequential basis.  In addition, we strengthened our balance sheet by generating $21.8 million in cash from operations and using $10.2 million of that cash to reduce our outstanding debt." 

Sales and Orders

Newport's sales and orders by end market were as follows: 

(In thousands, except percentages, unaudited)

Three Months Ended


Percentage  

Percentage  









Change vs.

Change vs.





June 29,

March 30,

June 30,


Prior 

Prior Year





2013

2013 ¹

2012 ¹


Quarter

Period











Sales by End Market



















 Scientific research  




$           29,824

$           30,905

$           30,525


-3.5%

-2.3%

 Microelectronics 




29,017

27,730

41,189


4.6%

-29.6%

 Life and health sciences 



31,308

31,165

33,478


0.5%

-6.5%

 Defense and security 




13,764

15,404

17,154


-10.6%

-19.8%

 Industrial manufacturing and other  


30,321

27,403

31,309


10.6%

-3.2%


 Total 



$         134,234

$         132,607

$         153,655


1.2%

-12.6%











Orders by End Market



















 Scientific research  




$           30,425

$           31,650

$           32,303


-3.9%

-5.8%

 Microelectronics 




35,622

28,186

41,985


26.4%

-15.2%

 Life and health sciences 



31,719

29,882

19,450


6.1%

63.1%

 Defense and security 




14,344

14,928

17,262


-3.9%

-16.9%

 Industrial manufacturing and other  


35,532

28,939

37,286


22.8%

-4.7%


 Total 



$         147,642

$         133,585

$         148,286


10.5%

-0.4%


Notes:

1 Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.

 

On a sequential basis, the company's sales and new orders in the second quarter of 2013 increased 1.2% and 10.5%, respectively, compared with the first quarter levels, driven by increases in its microelectronics, industrial manufacturing and life and health sciences end markets, offset in part by lower sales to and orders from customers in the scientific research and defense and security end markets.  Commenting on the increase in orders, Mr. Phillippy said, "Our orders from microelectronics customers in the second quarter increased sequentially by $7.4 million, or 26.4%, over the first quarter level, despite the overall industry not yet showing signs of a full recovery.  We had a number of key design wins in the quarter that contributed to this result.  This gives us optimism that we are gaining share in this market during the current down-cycle, and will see accelerated growth from these new programs as the recovery in the semiconductor equipment industry gains momentum."

Operating Income and Net Income

Newport reported operating income for the second quarter of 2013 of $5.6 million when calculated in accordance with GAAP, reflecting a 26.5% sequential increase compared with the first quarter of 2013.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, and integration, restructuring and severance costs, the company's operating income for the second quarter of 2013 was $12.8 million, or 9.5% of net sales, a 14.6% increase compared with the first quarter of 2013.

The company reported net income attributable to Newport for the second quarter of 2013 of $2.7 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, when calculated in accordance with GAAP.  On a non-GAAP basis, net income attributable to Newport for the second quarter of 2013 increased 26% compared with the first quarter of 2013 to $7.8 million, or $0.20 per diluted share.    

The company has provided a reconciliation of its gross profit, operating income, net income and net income per diluted share calculated in accordance with GAAP and on a non-GAAP basis following the statements of income and comprehensive income included in this release.  Management believes that the supplemental presentation of non-GAAP financial information provides insight into the company's core business results, as well as a more meaningful comparison of its financial results between periods. 

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Marketable Securities

As of June 29, 2013, the company had $161.4 million in total indebtedness and $102.0 million in cash, restricted cash and marketable securities.  On July 18, 2013, Newport announced the completion of a new $275 million revolving credit facility.  As part of this refinancing, the company paid all of the outstanding obligations remaining on its prior credit facility, and the fees relating to the new facility, by using $34.2 million in cash and borrowing $120.0 million on its new revolving credit line.  The new credit facility provides the company with greater flexibility from a borrowing capacity, cash flow and covenant perspective, with lower ongoing financing costs.

Financial Outlook

Commenting on Newport's outlook, Mr. Phillippy said, "We expect our sales in the second half of 2013 to increase compared with the first half of the year.  In addition, we believe that our growing backlog, coupled with new business wins related to our strategic growth initiatives, will position us well for increasing sales and profitability in 2014.  In the third quarter of 2013, we expect our net sales to be in the range of $136 million to $143 million, resulting in sequential increases in our non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share over the second quarter levels."

ABOUT NEWPORT CORPORATION 

Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics, life and health sciences, defense and security, and industrial manufacturing markets.  Newport's innovative solutions leverage its expertise in advanced photonics, optics, and laser technologies to enhance the performance and productivity of its customers' manufacturing, engineering and research applications.  Newport is part of the Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

To download Newport's investor relations app, which offers access to its SEC filings, press releases, videos, audiocasts and more, please visit Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPad or Google Play for Android mobile devices.

INVESTOR CONFERENCE CALL

Robert J. Phillippy, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Charles F. Cargile, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host an investor conference call today, July 31, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (2:00 p.m. Pacific time) to review the company's results for the second quarter of 2013 and its business outlook for the remainder of 2013.  The call will be open to all interested investors through a live audio web broadcast via the Internet at www.newport.com/investors.  The call also will be available to investors and analysts by dialing 877-375-4189 within the U.S. and Canada or 973-935-2046 from abroad.  

The webcast will be archived on the Newport website and can be reached through the same link.  An archived webcast will also be available on Newport's investor relations app.  A telephonic playback of the conference call will be available by calling 855-859-2056 within the U.S. and Canada and 404‑537-3406 from abroad.  Playback will be available beginning at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, and continue through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, August 7, 2013.  The replay passcode is 18161599.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including without limitation statements regarding the company's optimism that it is gaining share in the microelectronics market and that its new design wins will lead to accelerated growth once conditions in the semiconductor equipment industry gain upward momentum; the expectation that its new credit facility will provide greater flexibility from a borrowing capacity, cash flow and covenant perspective and lower on-going financing costs; its expectation of increasing sales in the second half of 2013 compared with the first half of the year; the expectation that growing backlog and new business wins related to its strategic growth initiatives will position the company for increasing sales and profitability in 2014; the company's anticipated net sales in the third quarter of 2013, and its expectation of sequential increases in non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share in the third quarter of 2013.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, words such as "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "could," "estimate" or "continue" or the negative or other variations thereof or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements.  Assumptions relating to the foregoing involve judgments and risks with respect to, among other things, Newport's ability to achieve expected benefits from the integration of acquired businesses and its other cost savings initiatives; the strength of business conditions in the industries Newport serves, particularly the semiconductor and defense and security industries; the levels of private and governmental research funding worldwide; Newport's ability to successfully penetrate and increase sales to its targeted end markets; potential order cancellations and push-outs; future economic, competitive and market conditions, including those in Europe and Asia and those related to its strategic markets; whether its products will continue to achieve customer acceptance; and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the control of Newport.  Certain of these judgments and risks are discussed in more detail in Newport's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Although Newport believes that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of the assumptions could prove inaccurate and, therefore, there can be no assurance that the results contemplated in forward-looking statements will be realized.  In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking information included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by Newport or any other person that Newport's objectives or plans will be achieved.  Newport undertakes no obligation to revise the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

 

Newport Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income

(Unaudited)


















Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 29,


June 30,


June 29,


June 30,

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

2013


2012


2013


2012









Net sales

$         134,234


$         153,655


$         266,841


$         310,822

Cost of sales

76,997


86,772


154,472


175,870

Gross profit

57,237


66,883


112,369


134,952









Selling, general and administrative expenses

38,067


41,887


75,675


85,947

Research and development expense

13,577


13,651


26,678


27,450

Operating income 

5,593


11,345


10,016


21,555









Gain on sale of investment

-


5,298


-


5,298

Interest and other expense, net

(2,042)


(2,828)


(4,179)


(5,015)

Income before income taxes

3,551


13,815


5,837


21,838









Income tax provision 

946


4,754


498


6,189

Net income 

2,605


9,061


5,339


15,649

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests

(57)


(93)


(69)


(97)

Net income attributable to Newport Corporation

$             2,662


$             9,154


$             5,408


$           15,746

















Net income 

$             2,605


$             9,061


$             5,339


$           15,649

Other comprehensive income:








Foreign currency translation gains (losses)

777


(3,485)


(1,675)


(1,898)

Unrecognized net pension gains 

38


102


228


86

Unrealized losses on marketable securities

(50)


(140)


(148)


(107)

Comprehensive income 

$             3,370


$             5,538


$             3,744


$           13,730









Comprehensive loss attributable to non-controlling interests

$                 (85)


$                (69)


$               (146)


$              (115)

Comprehensive income attributable to Newport Corporation

3,455


5,607


3,890


13,845

Comprehensive income   

$             3,370


$             5,538


$             3,744


$           13,730









Net income per share attributable to Newport Corporation:








Basic

$               0.07


$               0.24


$               0.14


$               0.41

Diluted

$               0.07


$               0.24


$               0.14


$               0.40









Shares used in the computation of net income per share:








Basic

39,085


38,220


38,843


37,975

Diluted

39,361


38,898


39,311


38,915









Other operating data:








New orders received during the period

$         147,642


$         148,286


$         281,227


$         334,390

Backlog at the end of period scheduled to ship within 12 months





$         151,056


$         168,706

 

Newport Corporation

Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures

(Unaudited)






























Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended

(In thousands, except per share amounts)


June 29,
2013


June 30,
2012


June 29,
2013


June 30,
2012










Net Sales


$          134,234


$        153,655


$          266,841


$        310,822










Cost of sales:









Cost of sales - GAAP


$            76,997


$          86,772


$          154,472


$        175,870

Amortization of intangible assets


920


180


1,815


360

Stock-based compensation expense


244


184


453


301

Integration-related, restructuring and severance costs 


-


-


403


808

Non-GAAP cost of sales


75,833


86,408


151,801


174,401

Non-GAAP gross profit


$            58,401


$          67,247


$          115,040


$        136,421










Non-GAAP gross profit as a percentage of net sales


43.5%


43.8%


43.1%


43.9%










Operating income:









Operating income - GAAP


$              5,593


$          11,345


$            10,016


$          21,555

Amortization of intangible assets


2,615


5,031


5,201


10,208

Stock-based compensation


1,876


1,878


4,145


4,092

Integration-related, restructuring and severance costs 


2,693


1,947


4,567


4,432

Gain on sale of assets


-


-


-


(166)

Non-GAAP operating income


$            12,777


$          20,201


$            23,929


$          40,121










Non-GAAP operating income as a percentage of net sales


9.5%


13.1%


9.0%


12.9%










Net income attributable to Newport Corporation:









Net income - GAAP


$              2,662


$            9,154


$              5,408


$          15,746

Amortization of intangible assets


2,615


5,031


5,201


10,208

Stock-based compensation


1,876


1,878


4,145


4,092

Integration-related, restructuring and severance costs 


2,693


1,947


4,567


4,432

Gain on sale of assets


-


(5,298)


-


(5,464)

Release of valuation allowance against certain deferred tax assets


-


-


-


(1,391)

Income tax provision on non-GAAP adjustments


(2,082)


(1,096)


(5,397)


(3,865)

Non-GAAP net income 


$              7,764


$          11,616


$            13,924


$          23,758



















Net income per diluted share attributable to Newport Corporation:









Net income - GAAP


$                0.07


$              0.24


$                0.14


$              0.40

Total non-GAAP adjustments


0.13


0.06


0.21


0.21

Non-GAAP net income per diluted share


$                0.20


$              0.30


$                0.35


$              0.61

 

Newport Corporation

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)










June 29,


December 29,

(In thousands)

2013


2012





ASSETS




Current assets:




   Cash and cash equivalents

$             90,186


$             88,767

   Restricted cash

3,220


3,107

   Marketable securities

8,574


8,498

   Accounts receivable, net 

86,467


89,445

   Notes receivable, net

1,128


1,536

   Inventories, net

107,946


108,728

   Deferred income taxes

19,812


19,872

   Prepaid expenses and other current assets

20,867


17,727

      Total current assets

338,200


337,680





Property and equipment, net

81,220


82,843

Goodwill

79,489


79,586

Deferred income taxes

5,426


5,646

Intangible assets, net

72,171


77,446

Investments and other assets

35,504


37,760


$           612,010


$           620,961





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




   Short-term borrowings, net

$             32,767


$             32,985

   Accounts payable

31,181


31,061

   Accrued payroll and related expenses

29,242


29,096

   Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

38,612


34,696

      Total current liabilities

131,802


127,838





Long-term debt, net 

128,647


150,758

Accrued pension liabilities

27,731


27,764

Other liabilities

22,850


23,783





Total stockholders' equity of Newport 

299,740


289,432

Non-controlling interests

1,240


1,386

Total stockholders' equity 

300,980


290,818


$           612,010


$           620,961

 

Contact:
Charles F. Cargile, 949/863-3144
Newport Corporation, Irvine, CA 
investor@newport.com

or

Rob Fink, 212/896-1206
KCSA Strategic Communications
newport@kcsa.com 

SOURCE Newport Corporation



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