IPGP
$169.34
Ipg Photonics
$6.78
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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM
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Summary

IPG Photonics Guides Below Estimates

Ipg Photonics (IPGP) reported 2nd Quarter June 2018 earnings of $2.24 per share on revenue of $413.6 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $2.22 per share on revenue of $417.7 million. Revenue grew 12.0% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects third quarter earnings of $1.80 to $2.05 per share on revenue of $360.0 million to $390.0 million. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.28 per share on revenue of $431.1 million for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The company also said it expects 2018 revenue of $1.51 billion to $1.54 billion. The current consensus estimate is revenue of $1.61 billion for the year ending December 31, 2018.

IPG Photonics Corp develops and manufactures broad line of high-performance fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers and diode lasers that are used for diverse applications in materials processing.

Results
Reported Earnings
$2.24
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$2.22
Reported Revenue
$413.6 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$417.7 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

IPG Photonics Announces Record Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

OXFORD, Mass., July 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IPGP) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

        
 Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
(In millions, except per share data)                       2018 2017 % Change 2018 2017   % Change
Revenue$413.6  $369.4  12% $773.5  $655.2  18%
Gross margin56.8% 55.9%   56.7% 55.5%  
Operating income$162.4  $141.1  15% $303.5  $242.6  25%
Operating margin39.3% 38.2%   39.2% 37.0%  
Net income attributable to IPG Photonics Corporation$121.6  $104.1  17% $228.0  $179.1  27%
Earnings per diluted share$2.21  $1.91  16% $4.14  $3.29  26%
                      

Management Comments

"We delivered record quarterly revenue and net income driven by the rapid adoption of IPG's high power products," said Dr. Valentin Gapontsev, IPG Photonics' Chief Executive Officer. Second quarter revenue of $413.6 million increased 12% year over year. Depreciation of the Euro and Renminbi relative to the exchange rates assumed in our second quarter guidance reduced revenue by $8.4 million. Materials processing sales increased 11% year over year and accounted for approximately 95% of total sales driven by strength in cutting and 3D printing applications. Sales to other markets increased 33% year over year. High power CW laser sales increased 20% year over year, representing 64% of total revenue, with even stronger growth in sales of ultra-high power CW lasers with power levels of six kilowatts and above. By region, sales increased 10% in China, 18% in Europe, 23% in North America, and declined 2% in Japan on a year over year basis.

Earnings per diluted share ("EPS") of $2.21 increased 16% year over year. Foreign exchange losses reduced EPS by $0.03. The effective tax rate in the quarter was 26%, which benefited from the lower effective tax rate for income earned in the United States due to enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and an increase in excess tax benefits related to equity compensation, which were partially offset by provisions for uncertain tax positions and other matters.

During the second quarter, IPG generated $109 million in cash from operations and capital expenditures totaled $57 million. IPG ended the quarter with $1.13 billion in cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments, representing an increase of $9.6 million from December 31, 2017.

Stock Repurchase Program

Today IPG also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new $125 million anti-dilutive stock repurchase program following the completion of its previous $100 million repurchase program. Under the new anti-dilutive program, IPG management is authorized to repurchase shares of common stock in an amount not to exceed the greater of (a) the number of shares issued to employees and directors under the Company's various employee and director equity compensation and employee stock purchase plans from January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019 and (b) $125 million, exclusive of any fees, commissions or other expenses. Share repurchases will be made periodically in open-market transactions using the Company's working capital, and are subject to market conditions, legal requirements and other factors. The share repurchase program authorization does not obligate the Company to repurchase any dollar amount or number of its shares, and repurchases may be commenced or suspended from time to time without prior notice.

Business Outlook and Financial Guidance

"Book-to-bill was at 1.0 for the quarter. While orders grew slightly on a year over year basis, order flow was below our target as demand softened in Europe and China at the end of the quarter. This more modest year over year growth in orders has persisted through July, and we believe is primarily driven by macroeconomic and geopolitical factors rather than competitive dynamics. We are seeing strong order activity in North America and some smaller regions. Furthermore, we are beginning to benefit from rapid growth from new products, including ultraviolet, green, and ultrafast pulsed lasers, systems and beam delivery components. While we are encouraged by the strength in new products and select regions, this growth will only partially offset the more modest outlook in China and Europe." said Dr. Gapontsev.

For the third quarter of 2018, IPG expects revenue of $360 million to $390 million. The Company expects the third quarter tax rate to be approximately 26%, excluding effects relating to equity grants. IPG anticipates delivering earnings per diluted share in the range of $1.80 to $2.05, with 53.7 million basic common shares outstanding and 55.0 million diluted common shares outstanding.

"As compared to just a few months ago, the current global macroeconomic trade and geopolitical environment is more uncertain and could remain so. In addition, we expect foreign exchange to be more of a headwind, particularly with the depreciation of the Chinese Renminbi over the last month. As such, we believe full year revenue growth for 2018 will be in the range of 7% to 9%." added Dr. Gapontsev.

As discussed in more detail in the "Safe Harbor" passage of this news release, actual results may differ from this guidance due to various factors including, but not limited to, product demand, order cancellations and delays, competition, tariffs, trade policy changes and general economic conditions. This guidance is based upon current market conditions and expectations, and is subject to the risks outlined in the Company's reports with the SEC, and assumes exchange rates relative to the U.S. Dollar of Euro 0.86, Russian Ruble 63, Japanese Yen 111 and Chinese Yuan 6.62, respectively.

Supplemental Financial Information

Additional supplemental financial information is provided in the Second Quarter 2018 Financial Data Workbook available on the investor relations section of the Company's website at investor.ipgphotonics.com.

Conference Call Reminder

The Company will hold a conference call today, July 31, 2018 at 10:00 am ET. To access the call, please dial 877-407-6184 in the US or 201-389-0877 internationally. A live webcast of the call will also be available and archived on the investor relations section of the Company's website at investor.ipgphotonics.com.

Contact

James Hillier
Vice President of Investor Relations
IPG Photonics Corporation
508-373-1467
jhillier@ipgphotonics.com

About IPG Photonics Corporation
IPG Photonics Corporation is the leader in high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers used primarily in materials processing and other diverse applications. The company’s mission is to make its fiber laser technology the tool of choice in mass production. IPG accomplishes this mission by delivering superior performance, reliability and usability at a lower total cost of ownership compared with other types of lasers and non-laser tools, allowing end users to increase productivity and decrease costs. A member of the S&P 500® Index, IPG is headquartered in Oxford, Massachusetts and has more than 25 facilities worldwide. For more information, visit www.ipgphotonics.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Information and statements provided by IPG and its employees, including statements in this press release, that relate to future plans, events or performance are forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties. Any statements in this press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, strong order activity in North America and smaller regions, rapid growth from new products, revenue and earnings guidance for the second quarter and revenue guidance for the full year. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties, including risks associated with the strength or weakness of the business conditions in industries and geographic markets that IPG serves, particularly the effect of downturns in the markets IPG serves; uncertainties and adverse changes in the general economic conditions of markets; IPG's ability to penetrate new applications for fiber lasers and increase market share; the rate of acceptance and penetration of IPG's products; inability to manage risks associated with international customers and operations; changes in trade controls and trade policies; foreign currency fluctuations; high levels of fixed costs from IPG's vertical integration; the appropriateness of IPG's manufacturing capacity for the level of demand; competitive factors, including declining average selling prices; the effect of acquisitions and investments; inventory write-downs; asset impairment charges; intellectual property infringement claims and litigation; interruption in supply of key components; manufacturing risks; government regulations and trade sanctions; and other risks identified in IPG's SEC filings. Readers are encouraged to refer to the risk factors described in IPG's Annual Report on Form 10-K (filed with the SEC on February 28, 2018) and its periodic reports filed with the SEC, as applicable. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. IPG undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

 Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
 2018 2017 2018 2017
 (in thousands, except per share data)
NET SALES$413,613  $369,373  $773,477  $655,219 
COST OF SALES178,638  163,077  335,140  291,656 
GROSS PROFIT234,975  206,296  438,337  363,563 
OPERATING EXPENSES:       
Sales and marketing14,536  12,136  28,052  22,963 
Research and development31,813  25,960  60,359  48,740 
General and administrative24,117  19,875  49,612  37,601 
Loss (gain) on foreign exchange2,118  7,183  (3,176) 11,636 
Total operating expenses72,584  65,154  134,847  120,940 
OPERATING INCOME162,391  141,142  303,490  242,623 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE), Net:       
Interest income, net729  468  1,041  776 
Other income (expense), net386  23  829  (506)
Total other income1,115  491  1,870  270 
INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES163,506  141,633  305,360  242,893 
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES(41,889) (37,530) (77,409) (63,858)
NET INCOME121,617  104,103  227,951  179,035 
LESS: NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS  (13)   (26)
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION$121,617  $104,116  $227,951  $179,061 
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION PER SHARE:       
Basic$2.27  $1.95  $4.24  $3.35 
Diluted$2.21  $1.91  $4.14  $3.29 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING:       
Basic53,662  53,380  53,703  53,403 
Diluted54,992  54,471  55,111  54,450 
            
            

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION
SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION AND ACCOUNTING STANDARD IMPACTS TO NET INCOME AND EARNINGS PER SHARE

 Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
(In thousands)2018 2017 2018 2017
Cost of sales$1,755  $1,462  $3,323  $2,853 
Sales and marketing671  516  1,227  968 
Research and development3,186  1,232  4,602  2,437 
General and administrative1,697  2,498  4,572  4,801 
Total stock-based compensation7,309  5,708  13,724  11,059 
Tax benefit recognized(1,810) (1,853) (3,241) (3,573)
Net stock-based compensation$5,499  $3,855  $10,483  $7,486 


    
(In thousands, except share and per share data)Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
 2018 2017 2018 2017
Excess tax benefit on exercise of stock options included in net income$3,835 $3,394 $12,067 $7,524
Increase in weighted-average diluted shares outstanding274,293 238,917 289,029 210,776
        
        

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION
SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF ACQUISITION RELATED COSTS AND OTHER CHARGES

 Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,
(In thousands)2018 20172018 2017
Step-up of inventory (1)      
Cost of sales$224 $10 $448 $10 
Amortization of intangible assets      
Cost of sales1,345 592 2,513 1,337 
Sales and marketing563 416 1,166 576 
Research and development 160 160 320 
Impairment charge related to long-lived asset      
General and administrative   162 
Total acquisition related costs and other charges$2,132 $1,178 $4,287 $2,405 

(1) 2018 amount relates to ILT while 2017 relates to OptiGrate step-up adjustments on inventory sold during the period.
               

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 June 30, December 31,
 2018 2017
 (In thousands, except share and per
share data)
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:   
Cash and cash equivalents$816,792  $909,900 
Short-term investments308,970  206,257 
Accounts receivable, net242,128  237,278 
Inventories376,019  307,712 
Prepaid income taxes40,215  44,944 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets51,911  47,919 
Total current assets1,836,035  1,754,010 
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES, NET27,818  26,976 
GOODWILL59,616  55,831 
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET47,249  51,223 
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET514,767  460,206 
OTHER ASSETS44,993  19,009 
TOTAL ASSETS$2,530,478  $2,367,255 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:   
Current portion of long-term debt$3,637  $3,604 
Accounts payable42,989  35,109 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities134,314  144,417 
Income taxes payable29,339  15,773 
Total current liabilities210,279  198,903 
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES AND OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES104,491  100,652 
LONG-TERM DEBT, NET OF CURRENT PORTION43,551  45,378 
Total liabilities358,321  344,933 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES   
IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:   
Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 175,000,000 shares authorized; 54,317,292 and 53,724,445 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, at June 30, 2018; 54,007,708 and 53,629,439 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, at December 31, 20175  5 
Treasury stock, at cost (592,847 and 378,269 shares held)(99,997) (48,933)
Additional paid-in capital729,082  704,727 
Retained earnings1,672,424  1,443,867 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(129,357) (77,344)
Total IPG Photonics Corporation stockholders' equity2,172,157  2,022,322 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY$2,530,478  $2,367,255 

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 Six Months Ended June 30,
 2018 2017
 (In thousands)
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:   
Net income$227,951  $179,035 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization38,727  29,714 
Provisions for inventory, warranty & bad debt20,092  22,754 
Other18,584  21,818 
Changes in assets and liabilities that used cash:   
Accounts receivable and accounts payable36  (71,720)
Inventories(91,014) (25,820)
Other(5,825) (22,679)
   Net cash provided by operating activities208,551  133,102 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:   
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(96,516) (43,632)
Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment641  15,284 
Purchases of investments(289,830) (71,244)
Proceeds from sales of investments161,618  156,171 
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired(4,422) (11,307)
Other188  (568)
   Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities(228,321) 44,704 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:   
Purchase of noncontrolling interests  (197)
Principal payments on long-term borrowings(1,794) (18,260)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under employee stock option and purchase plans less payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards10,631  17,152 
Purchase of treasury stock, at cost(51,064) (24,112)
   Net cash used in financing activities(42,227) (25,417)
EFFECT OF CHANGES IN EXCHANGE RATES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS(31,111) 31,867 
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS(93,108) 184,256 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS — Beginning of period909,900  623,855 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS — End of period$816,792  $808,111 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:   
Cash paid for interest$1,672  $975 
Cash paid for income taxes$64,495  $80,956 

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