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Advanced Energy
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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017 4:07:10 PM
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Summary

Advanced Energy Misses

Advanced Energy (AEIS) reported 3rd Quarter September 2017 earnings of $1.19 per share on revenue of $176.6 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.17 per share on revenue of $165.7 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.20 per share. Revenue grew 39.5% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects fourth quarter non-GAAP earnings of $1.15 to $1.25 per share on revenue of $172.0 million to $182.0 million. The current consensus earnings estimate is $1.17 per share on revenue of $168.7 million for the quarter ending December 31, 2017.

Advanced Energy Industries Inc offers power conversion products for direct current, pulsed DC mid-frequency, high voltage, and radio frequency power supplies, matching networks, RF instrumentation, and PCM as well as thermal instrumentation products.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.19
Earnings Whisper
$1.20
Consensus Estimate
$1.17
Reported Revenue
$176.6 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$165.7 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Advanced Energy Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

Q3 Revenue increased 39.5% y/y and 6.5% q/q to $176.6 million

-- Q3 GAAP EPS from continuing operations was $2.09

-- Q3 Non-GAAP EPS from continuing operations was $1.19

-- Completed Excelsys acquisition and $25M share repurchase

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (AEIS), today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. The company reported third quarter sales of $176.6 million. Third quarter GAAP income from continuing operations was $83.8 million, or $2.09 per diluted share. Non-GAAP income from continuing operations was $48.0 million, or $1.19 per diluted share.

"The growing importance of AE’s advanced power products drove our seventh quarter of strong results. Our Industrial business reached a five-year high, while semiconductors and service continued to benefit from multiple technology drivers, leading to total revenue growth of 40% over last year," said Yuval Wasserman, president and CEO. "AE’s track record of outperformance, together with our continual investment in innovation to support our customers’ roadmaps and the expansion of our product portfolio through acquisitions, is unlocking strategic opportunities to create sustainable value for our customers and shareholders."

Third Quarter Results

Sales were $176.6 million compared with $165.9 million in the second quarter of 2017 and $126.6 million in the third quarter of 2016.

GAAP income from continuing operations was $83.8 million or $2.09 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2017 compared with $45.9 million or $1.14 per diluted share in the prior quarter, and $29.0 million or $0.73 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2016. Third quarter 2017 GAAP income included a nonrecurring tax benefit of $40.2 million associated with the solar inverter business.

Non-GAAP income from continuing operations was $48.0 million or $1.19 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2017 compared with $49.2 million or $1.22 per diluted share in the prior quarter, and $30.8 million or $0.77 per diluted share in the same period last year. A reconciliation of non-GAAP measures is provided in the tables below.

The company generated $33.7 million of operating cash from continuing operations in the third quarter.

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.

Fourth Quarter 2017 Guidance

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

Q4 2017
Revenues
$172M - $182M
GAAP operating margins from continuing operations
28% - 30%
GAAP EPS from continuing operations
$1.08 - $1.18
Non-GAAP operating margins from continuing operations
30% - 32%
Non-GAAP EPS from continuing operations
$1.15 - $1.25

Third Quarter 2017 Conference Call

Management will host a conference call tomorrow morning, Tuesday, October 31, 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 96121678, 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 96121678. 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 http://ir.advanced-energy.com.

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy (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 www.advanced-energy.com.

Advanced Energy and the Advanced Energy logo are trademarks of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere.

For more information, contact:

Tom Liguori
Annie Leschin
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
(970) 232-8096
(970) 407-6555
Tom.Liguori@aei.com
ir@aei.com

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 fourth quarter ending December 31, 2017 guidance, the company expects stock based compensation of $3 million and amortization of intangibles of $1 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 fourth quarter ending December 31, 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 product 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 www.sec.gov. Copies may also be obtained from Advanced Energy’s investor relations page at http://ir.advanced-energy.com 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.

ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
June 30,
September 30,
2017
2016
2017
2017
2016
Sales:
Product
$
152,363
$
107,650
$
143,288
$
424,478
$
294,695
Service
24,212
18,902
22,584
67,320
53,666
Total sales
176,575
126,552
165,872
491,798
348,361
Cost of sales:
Product
72,146
49,835
66,491
198,754
137,984
Service
12,195
10,594
12,240
34,838
28,748
Total cost of sales
84,341
60,429
78,731
233,592
166,732
Gross profit
92,234
66,123
87,141
258,206
181,629
52.2
%
52.2
%
52.5
%
52.5
%
52.1
%
Operating expenses:
Research and development
14,629
11,293
14,610
41,742
33,324
Selling, general and administrative
24,692
19,421
23,790
70,580
56,814
Amortization of intangible assets
1,240
1,048
974
3,176
3,180
Total operating expenses
40,561
31,762
39,374
115,498
93,318
Operating income
51,673
34,361
47,767
142,708
88,311
Other (expense) income, net
153
(55
)
(83
)
(3,138
)
1,138
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
51,826
34,306
47,684
139,570
89,449
Provision for income taxes
(31,968
)
5,268
1,811
(25,538
)
12,937
Income from continuing operations, net of income taxes
83,794
29,038
45,873
165,108
76,512
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes 70
1,323
179
2,343
6,661
Net income
$
83,864
$
30,361
$
46,052
$
167,451
$
83,173
Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding
39,786
39,681
39,849
39,787
39,723
Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding
40,172
39,967
40,250
40,207
40,015
Earnings per share:
Continuing operations:
Basic earnings per share
$
2.11
$
0.73
$
1.15
$
4.15
$
1.93
Diluted earnings per share
$
2.09
$
0.73
$
1.14
$
4.11
$
1.91
Discontinued operations:
Basic earnings per share
$
0.00
$
0.03
$
0.00
$
0.06
$
0.17
Diluted earnings per share
$
0.00
$
0.03
$
0.00
$
0.06
$
0.17
Net income:
Basic earnings per share
$
2.11
$
0.77
$
1.16
$
4.21
$
2.09
Diluted earnings per share
$
2.09
$
0.76
$
1.14
$
4.16
$
2.08
ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
September 30,
December 31,
2017
2016
ASSETS
Unaudited
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
$
366,572
$
281,953
Marketable securities
3,046
4,737
Accounts receivable, net
74,993
75,667
Inventories, net
73,520
55,770
Income taxes receivable
6,380
1,482
Other current assets
8,678
9,324
Current assets of discontinued operations
7,770
9,401
Total current assets
540,959
438,334
Property and equipment, net
15,736
13,337
Deposits and other
2,432
1,835
Goodwill and intangibles, net
87,944
70,196
Deferred income tax assets
58,590
32,197
Non-current assets of discontinued operations
15,630
15,630
Total assets
$
721,291
$
571,529
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
$
41,275
$
46,255
Other accrued expenses
40,054
35,372
Current liabilities of discontinued operations
9,667
13,419
Total current liabilities
90,996
95,046
Non-current liabilities of continuing operations
65,622
63,252
Non-current liabilities of discontinued operations 16,287
21,157
Long-term liabilities
81,909
84,409
Total liabilities
172,905
179,455
Stockholders’ equity
548,386
392,074
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
721,291
$
571,529
December 31, 2016 amounts are derived from the December 31, 2016 audited Consolidated Financial Statements.
ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2017
2016
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income
$
167,451
$
83,173
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
2,343
6,661
Income from continuing operations, net of income taxes
165,108
76,512
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization
6,792
5,938
Stock-based compensation expense
10,707
4,299
Provision for deferred income taxes
(26,185
)
--
Loss on foreign exchange hedge
3,489
--
Net loss on disposal of assets
106
259
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of assets acquired
(19,710
)
(4,343
)
Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations
140,307
82,665
Net cash used in operating activities from discontinued operations
(7,293
)
(4,538
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
133,014
78,127
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchases of marketable securities
(86
)
(745
)
Proceeds from sale of marketable securities
1,883
7,161
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
(17,347
)
--
Purchase of foreign exchange hedge
(3,489
)
--
Purchases of property and equipment
(5,646
)
(4,524
)
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities from continuing operations
(24,685
)
1,892
Net cash used in investing activities from discontinued operations
--
--
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities
(24,685
)
1,892
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Purchase and retirement of common stock
(24,998
)
--
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
(1,904
)
1,753
Other financing activities
2
(3
)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities from continuing operations
(26,900
)
1,750
Net cash used in financing activities from discontinued operations
--
(24
)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
(26,900
)
1,726
EFFECT OF CURRENCY TRANSLATION ON CASH
1,138
(550
)
INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
82,567
81,195
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period
289,517
169,720
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period
372,084
250,915
Less cash and cash equivalents from discontinued operations
5,512
6,623
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS, end of period
$
366,572
$
244,292
ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.
SELECTED OTHER DATA (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - operating expenses and operating income, excluding certain items Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
June 30,
September 30,
2017
2016
2017
2017
2016
Gross Profit from continuing operations, as reported
$
92,234
$
66,123
$
87,141
$
258,206
$
181,629
Operating expenses from continuing operations, as reported
40,561
31,762
39,374
115,498
93,318
Adjustments:
Stock-based compensation
(3,453
)
(1,301
)
(3,856
)
(10,707
)
(4,299
)
Amortization of intangible assets
(1,240
)
(1,048
)
(974
)
(3,176
)
(3,180
)
Acquisition-related costs
--
--
(150
)
(150
)
--
Non-GAAP operating expenses from continuing operations
35,868
29,413
34,394
101,465
85,839
Non-GAAP operating income from continuing operations
$
56,366
$
36,710
$
52,747
$
156,741
$
95,790
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - operating expenses and operating income, excluding certain items Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
June 30,
September 30,
2017
2016
2017
2017
2016
Gross Profit from continuing operations, as reported
52.2 %
52.2 %
52.5 %
52.5 %
52.1 %
Operating expenses from continuing operations, as reported
23.0
25.1
23.7
23.5
26.8
Adjustments:
Stock-based compensation
(2.0 )
(1.1 )
(2.3 )
(2.3 )
(1.3 )
Amortization of intangible assets
(0.7 )
(0.8 )
(0.6 )
(0.6 )
(0.9 )
Acquisition-related costs
--
--
(0.1 )
--
--
Non-GAAP operating expenses from continuing operations
20.3
23.2
20.7
20.6
24.6
Non-GAAP operating income from continuing operations
31.9 %
29.0 %
31.8 %
31.9 %
27.5 %
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - income excluding certain items
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
June 30,
September 30,
2017
2016
2017
2017
2016
Income from continuing operations, net of income taxes, as reported
$
83,794
$
29,038
$
45,873
$
165,108
$
76,512
Adjustments:
Stock-based compensation
3,453
1,301
3,856
10,707
4,299
Amortization of intangible assets
1,240
1,048
974
3,176
3,180
Loss on foreign exchange hedge
--
--
--
3,489
--
Acquisition-related costs
--
--
150
150
--
Incremental expense associated with start-up of the Asia regional headquarters 1,133
--
--
1,133
--
Nonrecurring tax benefit associated with inverter business
(40,194
)
--
--
(40,194
)
--
Tax effect of Non-GAAP adjustments
(1,426
)
(608
)
(1,629
)
(4,451
)
(1,973
)
Non-GAAP income from continuing operations, net of income taxes
$
48,000
$
30,779
$
49,224
$
139,118
$
82,018
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - per share earnings excluding certain items Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
June 30,
September 30,
2017
2016
2017
2017
2016
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, as reported
$
2.09
$
0.73
$
1.14
$
4.11
$
1.91
Add back:
per share impact of Non-GAAP adjustments, net of tax
(0.90
)
0.04
0.08
(0.65
)
0.14
Non-GAAP per share earnings from continuing operations
$
1.19
$
0.77
$
1.22
$
3.46
$
2.05
Reconciliation of Q4 2017 Guidance
Low End
High End
Revenue
$172 million
$182 million
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP operating margin
GAAP operating margin
28
%
30
%
Stock-based compensation
1
%
1
%
Amortization of intangible assets
1
%
1
%
Non-GAAP operating margin
30
%
32
%
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP earnings per share
GAAP earnings per share
$
1.08
$
1.18
Stock-based compensation
0.07
0.07
Amortization of intangible assets
0.04
0.04
Tax effects of excluded items
(0.04
)
(0.04
)
Non-GAAP earnings per share
$
1.15
$
1.25

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