Coherent, Inc. Reports Third Fiscal Quarter Results

Jul 30, 2015, 16:01 ET from Coherent, Inc.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30, 2015 /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 third fiscal quarter ended July 4, 2015.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS


Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


July 4, 2015


April 4, 2015


June 28, 2014


July 4, 2015


June 28, 2014

GAAP Results










(in millions except per share data)









Bookings

$

176.7



$

220.6



$

244.5



$

559.7



$

707.8


Net sales

$

188.5



$

203.7



$

196.5



$

592.8



$

589.3


Net income

$

13.3



$

18.4



$

13.0



$

49.1



$

40.0


Diluted EPS

$

0.53



$

0.74



$

0.52



$

1.96



$

1.60












Non-GAAP Results










(in millions except per share data)









Net income

$

20.6



$

23.4



$

18.2



$

65.9



$

55.7


Diluted EPS

$

0.82



$

0.94



$

0.73



$

2.63



$

2.23


THIRD FISCAL QUARTER DETAILS

For the third fiscal quarter ended July 4, 2015, Coherent announced net sales of $188.5 million and net income, on a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, of $13.3 million or $0.53 per diluted share.  These results compare to net sales of $196.5 million and net income of $13.0 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2014.

Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was $20.6 million, or $0.82 per diluted share.  Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 was $18.2 million, or $0.73 per diluted share. Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures for the three months ended July 4, 2015, April 4, 2015 and June 28, 2014 appear in the financial statements portion of this release under the heading "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP net income."

Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 were $203.7 million and net income, on a GAAP basis, was $18.4 million, or $0.74 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 was $23.4 million, or $0.94 per diluted share.

Bookings received during the third fiscal quarter ended July 4, 2015 were $176.7 million. This result compares to bookings of $244.5 million in the same prior year period and $220.6 million in the immediately preceding quarter. 

The book-to-bill ratio was 0.94, and ending backlog expected to ship in the next 12 months was $305.2 million at July 4, 2015, compared to a backlog of $315.3 million at April 4, 2015 and a backlog of $344.3 million at June 28, 2014.

"We had a number of significant events during our third fiscal quarter. As previously discussed, we were prepared to make an expedited shipment of our third Triple Vyper™/Linebeam 1500 system in the third fiscal quarter when the customer requested that we revert to the original ship date in September 2015. This does not change our overall outlook for the flat panel display market and we continue to project meaningful systems orders in this market during the current and next fiscal quarters. The revenue and profit shifts were partially offset by a healthy sequential expansion in our gross profit percentage, which was largely attributable to a favorable mix and lower warranty costs," said John Ambroseo, Coherent's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We have been investing in a number of new product platforms over the past few years and we introduced several of them at Lasers Munich in June 2015.  Our second-generation fiber laser platform delivers power scalability and modularity for metal cutting and joining applications.  The Monaco™ is a next generation short-pulse industrial laser suitable for many uses including medical therapeutics and medical device manufacturing.  Our third major product release was a 5-micron version of our Diamond™ Series platform.  Based upon carbon monoxide (CO) gas, this device should play a key role in next generation via drilling and thin film/glass cutting," Ambroseo added.

The Company also announced that it recently completed two targeted acquisitions. First, it purchased the assets of Raydiance, Inc. a private company which specialized in short-pulse laser processing. Raydiance had an installed base of over 100 tools for automotive fuel injector nozzle drilling and medical device manufacturing. Coherent will offer existing and new solutions for these markets as well as provide paid service and parts for the installed base. Coherent also intends to leverage the Raydiance technology to develop new applications for lasers and tools in consumer electronics manufacturing. Second, the Company acquired the Tinsley Optics business from L-3 Communications Corporation, which had been supplying the very large form factor optics for the Company's Linebeam 1500 excimer laser annealing system. This enables Coherent to mitigate supply risks and better manage costs for its highest performance FPD tools. Both transactions were cash-based. Coherent expects that the two acquisitions will contribute combined annual revenues of $14-20 million and to be accretive by the fourth fiscal quarter of fiscal 2016.

Coherent ended the quarter with cash, cash equivalents and short term investments of $336.8 million, a decrease of $7.7 million from cash, cash equivalents and short term investments of $344.4 million at April 4, 2015.

On January 21, 2015, the Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program to repurchase up to $25.0 million of the Company's outstanding common stock through January 31, 2016. No repurchases have been made under this program to date.

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


Nine Months Ended


July 4, 2015


April 4, 2015


June 28, 2014


July 4, 2015


June 28, 2014











Net Sales

$

188,502



$

203,721



$

196,517



$

592,838



$

589,295


Cost of sales(A)(B)(E)

109,720



120,417



122,256



348,433



356,823


Gross profit

78,782



83,304



74,261



244,405



232,472


Operating expenses:










Research & development(A)(B)

21,270



21,024



19,046



61,467



60,396


Selling, general & administrative(A)(B)

36,154



39,482



37,226



113,777



116,413


Impairment of investment(C)

2,017







2,017




  Amortization of intangible assets(D)

647



666



841



2,009



2,691


  Total operating expenses

60,088



61,172



57,113



179,270



179,500


Income from operations

18,694



22,132



17,148



65,135



52,972


Other income (expense), net(B)

(608)



1,990



(223)



697



597


Income before income taxes

18,086



24,122



16,925



65,832



53,569


Provision for income taxes(F)

4,822



5,709



3,926



16,725



13,560


Net income

$

13,264



$

18,413



$

12,999



$

49,107



$

40,009












Net income per share:










Basic

$

0.54



$

0.75



$

0.52



$

1.98



$

1.62


Diluted

$

0.53



$

0.74



$

0.52



$

1.96



$

1.60












Shares used in computations:










Basic

24,737



24,709



24,837



24,794



24,720


Diluted

24,972



24,891



25,115



25,018



25,025




(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


Nine Months Ended


July 4, 2015

April 4, 2015

June 28, 2014


July 4, 2015

June 28, 2014

Cost of sales

$

664


$

676


$

611



$

1,937


$

1,797


Research & development

529


556


504



1,415


1,526


Selling, general & administrative

3,372


3,550


3,552



10,385


10,884


Impact on income from operations

$

4,565


$

4,782


$

4,667



$

13,737


$

14,207





For the quarters ended July 4, 2015, April 4, 2015 and June 28, 2014, the impact on net income, net of tax was $3,293 ($0.13 per diluted share), $3,479 ($0.14 per diluted share) and $3,397 ($0.14 per diluted share), respectively. For the nine months ended July 4, 2015 and June 28, 2014, the impact on net income, net of tax was $10,732 ($0.43 per diluted share) and $10,272 ($0.41 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 included in operating results is summarized below:

 

Deferred compensation expense

Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


July 4, 2015

April 4, 2015

June 28, 2014


July 4, 2015

June 28, 2014

Cost of sales

$

8


$

21


$

22



$

43


$

119


Research & development

24


77


77



184


496


Selling, general & administrative

174


598


351



1,200


2,920


Impact on income from operations

$

206


$

696


$

450



$

1,427


$

3,535





For the quarters ended July 4, 2015, April 4, 2015 and June 28, 2014, the impact on other income (expense) net from gains or losses on deferred compensation plan assets was income of $200, $724 and $406, respectively. For the nine months ended July 4, 2015 and June 28, 2014, the impact on other income (expense) net from gains or losses on deferred compensation plan assets was income of $1,373 and $3,672, respectively.



(C)     

For the quarter ended July 4, 2015, the impairment of our investment in SiOnyx, Inc., a private corporation, was $2,017 ($1,274 net of tax ($0.05 per diluted share)).



(D)     

For the quarters ended July 4, 2015, April 4, 2015 and June 28, 2014, the impact of amortization of intangibles expense was $1,960 ($1,432 net of tax ($0.06 per diluted share)), $2,036 ($1,540 net of tax ($0.06 per diluted share)) and $2,402 ($1,832 net of tax ($0.07 per diluted share)), respectively. For the nine months ended July 4, 2015 and June 28, 2014, the impact of amortization of intangibles expense was $6,176 ($4,579 net of tax ($0.18 per diluted share)) and $7,281 ($5,418 net of tax ($0.22 per diluted share)), respectively. 



(E)      

For the quarter ended July 4, 2015, the impact of an accrual related to an ongoing customs audit was $1,315 ($1,289 net of tax ($0.05 per diluted share)).



(F)      

The nine months ended July 4, 2015 included $1,118 ($0.04 per diluted share) non-recurring tax benefit from the renewal of the R&D tax credit for fiscal 2014.

 

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



July 4, 2015


September 27, 2014

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

$

336,766



$

318,275


Accounts receivable, net

144,688



137,324


Inventories

157,778



170,483


Prepaid expenses and other assets

71,707



54,973


  Total current assets

710,939



681,055


Property and equipment, net

98,996



107,424


Other assets

187,157



210,896


  Total assets

$

997,092



$

999,375






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

32,196



$

32,784


Other current liabilities

97,587



84,535


  Total current liabilities

129,783



117,319


Other long-term liabilities

53,345



62,407


Total stockholders' equity

813,964



819,649


  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

997,092



$

999,375


 

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP net income (unaudited, in thousands (other than per share data), net of tax):



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


July 4, 2015

April 4, 2015

June 28, 2014


July 4, 2015

June 28, 2014

GAAP net income

$

13,264


$

18,413


$

12,999



$

49,107


$

40,009


Stock-related compensation expense

3,293


3,479


3,397



10,732


10,272


Amortization of intangible assets

1,432


1,540


1,832



4,579


5,418


Customs audit

1,289





1,289



Non-recurring tax benefit





(1,118)



Impairment of investment

1,274





1,274



Non-GAAP net income

$

20,552


$

23,432


$

18,228



$

65,863


$

55,699


Non-GAAP net income per diluted share

$

0.82


$

0.94


$

0.73



$

2.63


$

2.23


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 timing of the shipment of its Linebeam 1500 product, the resulting revenue and profit related thereto, outlook for our flat panel display market products, timing for orders, the Company's opportunities for its products, including its Diamond Series platform, the revenue contribution, if any, from the Company's recent Raydiance and Tinsley Optics acquisitions and the timing of and achievement of either or both acquisitions becoming accretive. 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, 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,  our customers' ability to cancel long-term purchase orders, the ability of our customers to forecast their own end markets, our ability to successfully integrate the Raydiance and Tinsley Optics acquisitions, 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, 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 www.coherent.com/ for product and financial updates.

 

SOURCE Coherent, Inc.



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