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Coherent, Inc. Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ, COHR), one of the world's leading providers of lasers, laser-based technologies and laser-based system solutions in a broad range of scientific, commercial and industrial applications, today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended March 30, 2019.

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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


Mar. 30, 2019


Dec. 29, 2018


Mar. 31, 2018


Mar. 30, 2019


Mar. 31, 2018

GAAP Results










(in millions, except per share data)










Net sales

$

372.9



$

383.1



$

481.1



$

756.0



$

958.7


Net income

$

20.8



$

35.6



$

65.3



$

56.3



$

107.2


Diluted EPS

$

0.85



$

1.45



$

2.61



$

2.31



$

4.29












Non-GAAP Results










(in millions, except per share data)









Net income

$

39.2



$

51.1



$

84.3



$

90.3



$

172.9


Diluted EPS

$

1.61



$

2.09



$

3.37



$

3.70



$

6.91


SECOND FISCAL QUARTER DETAILS

For the second quarter of fiscal 2019, Coherent announced net sales of $372.9 million and net income, on a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, of $20.8 million, or $0.85 per diluted share. These results compare to net sales of $481.1 million and net income of $65.3 million, or $2.61 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 and net sales of $383.1 million and net income of $35.6 million, or $1.45 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was $39.2 million, or $1.61 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 was $84.3 million, or $3.37 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 was $51.1 million, or $2.09 per diluted share.  Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures for the three months ended March 30, 2019, December 29, 2018 and March 31, 2018 and six months ended March 30, 2019 and March 31, 2018 appear in the financial statements portion of this release under the heading "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP net income."

"Overall demand mirrored the behavior of global end markets. In the display space, revenue was consistent with our previous commentary that 2019 would be a down year for capital investment. Very recent conversations with panel manufacturers indicate a number of new fabs are scheduled to come online starting in 2020. Orders in materials processing improved sequentially and customer sentiment at the recent Shanghai show was upbeat.  While encouraging, it seems too early to declare an imminent bounce back particularly given the unresolved trade issues between the U.S. and China as well as a weakening PMI in the Eurozone. Our OEM component business is robust and headed for a record-setting year. Growth is especially strong in the aerospace and defense market where our U.S. manufacturing base and product portfolio are highly valued," said John Ambroseo, Coherent's President and Chief Executive Officer.

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 and a transcript of management's prepared remarks 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.

Summarized statement of operations information is as follows (unaudited, in thousands, except per share data):


Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


Mar. 30, 2019


Dec. 29, 2018


Mar. 31, 2018


Mar. 30, 2019


Mar. 31, 2018











Net sales

$

372,860



$

383,146



$

481,118



$

756,006



$

958,683


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

242,143



233,796



265,688



475,939



526,230


Gross profit

130,717



149,350



215,430



280,067



432,453


Operating expenses:










Research & development(A)(B)(E)

30,461



28,942



34,783



59,403



66,175


Selling, general & administrative(A)(B)(E)(F)

69,463



64,557



77,146



134,020



150,583


Other impairment charges (recoveries)(G)

 





(110)





155


  Amortization of intangible assets(C)

 

1,926



3,040



2,950



4,966



5,556


Total operating expenses

101,850



96,539



114,769



198,389



222,469


Income from operations

28,867



52,811



100,661



81,678



209,984


Other income (expense), net(B)

(4,252)



(9,151)



(9,510)



(13,403)



(18,010)


Income from continuing operations, before income taxes

24,615



43,660



91,151



68,275



191,974


Provision for income taxes (H)

3,865



8,110



25,849



11,975



84,769


Net income from continuing operations

20,750



35,550



65,302



56,300



107,205


Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes









(2)


Net income

$

20,750



$

35,550



$

65,302



$

56,300



$

107,203












Net income (loss) per share:










Basic earnings per share

$

0.86



$

1.46



$

2.64



$

2.32



$

4.34


Diluted earnings per share

$

0.85



$

1.45



$

2.61



$

2.31



$

4.29












Shares used in computations:










Basic

24,232



24,268



24,761



24,250



24,698


Diluted

24,332



24,472



25,010



24,402



25,018




(A)

Stock-based compensation expense included in operating results is summarized below (all footnote amounts are unaudited, in thousands, except per share data):



Stock-based compensation expense

Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


Mar. 30, 2019


Dec. 29, 2018


Mar. 31, 2018


Mar. 30, 2019


Mar. 31, 2018

Cost of sales

$

1,172



$

1,237



$

1,018



$

2,409



$

2,006


Research & development

783



650



872



1,433



1,540


Selling, general & administrative

7,049



5,989



6,520



13,038



11,940


Impact on income from operations

$

9,004



$

7,876



$

8,410



$

16,880



$

15,486





For the fiscal quarters ended March 30, 2019, December 29, 2018 and March 31, 2018, the impact on net income, net of tax was  $7,543 ($0.31 per diluted share), $6,643 ($0.27 per diluted share) and $7,235 ($0.29 per diluted share), respectively. For the six months ended March 30, 2019 and March 31, 2018, the impact on net income, net of tax was $14,186 ($0.58 per diluted share) and $12,702 ($0.51 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 (benefit) included in operating results is summarized below:



Deferred compensation expense (benefit)

Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


Mar. 30, 2019


Dec. 29, 2018


Mar. 31, 2018


Mar. 30, 2019


Mar. 31, 2018

Cost of sales

$

62



$

(95)



$

28



$

(33)



$

106


Research & development

118



(286)



128



(168)



487


Selling, general & administrative

1,155



(1,712)



602



(557)



2,229


Impact on income from operations

$

1,335



$

(2,093)



$

758



$

(758)



$

2,822





For the fiscal quarters ended March 30, 2019, December 29, 2018 and March 31, 2018, the impact on other income (expense), net from gains or losses on deferred compensation plan assets was income of $1,250, expense of $2,073 and income of $768, respectively. For the six months ended March 30, 2019 and March 31, 2018, the impact on other income (expense), net from gains or losses on deferred compensation plan assets was expense of $823 and income of $2,674, respectively.



(C)

Amortization of intangibles is included in cost of sales and operating expenses as summarized below:



Amortization of intangibles

Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


Mar. 30, 2019


Dec. 29, 2018


Mar. 31, 2018


Mar. 30, 2019


Mar. 31, 2018

Cost of sales

$

12,106



$

12,027



$

12,379



$

24,133



$

24,873


Amortization of intangible assets

1,926



3,040



2,950



$

4,966



5,556


Impact on income from operations

$

14,032



$

15,067



$

15,329



$

29,099



$

30,429





For the fiscal quarters ended March 30, 2019, December 29, 2018 and March 31, 2018, the impact on net income, net of tax was $10,022 ($0.41 per diluted share), $10,818 ($0.45 per diluted share) and $10,931 ($0.44 per diluted share), respectively. For the six months ended March 30, 2019 and March 31, 2018, the impact on net income, net of tax was $20,840 ($0.85 per diluted share) and $21,704 ($0.87 per diluted share), respectively.



(D)

For the fiscal quarters ended December 29, 2018 and March 31, 2018, the impact of inventory and favorable lease step-up costs related to acquisitions was $456 ($353 net of tax ($0.01 per diluted share)) and $411 ($293 net of tax ($0.01 per diluted share)). For the six months ended March 30, 2019 and March 31, 2018, the impact of inventory and favorable lease step-up costs related to acquisitions was $456 ($353 net of tax ($0.01 per diluted share)) and $411 ($293 net of tax ($0.01 per diluted share)).



(E)

For the fiscal quarters ended March 30, 2019, December 29, 2018 and March 31, 2018, the impact of restructuring charges was $880 ($768 net of tax ($0.03 per diluted share)), $476 ($351 net of tax ($0.01 per diluted share)) and $726 ($555 net of tax ($0.02 per diluted share)). For the six months ended March 30, 2019 and March 31, 2018, the impact of restructuring charges was $1,356 ($1,119 net of tax ($0.05 per diluted share)) and $1,886 ($1,405 net of tax ($0.05 per diluted share)).



(F)

For both the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2018 and six months ended March 31, 2018, the impact of costs related to acquisitions included $400 ($400 net of tax ($0.01 per diluted share)).



(G)

For the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2018, other impairment charges (recoveries) was a recovery of $110 ($110 net of tax ($0.00 per diluted share)). For the six months ended March 31, 2018, other impairment charges (recoveries) was a charge of $155 ($155 net of tax ($0.01 per diluted share)).



(H)

The fiscal quarters ended March 30, 2019, December 29, 2018 and March 31, 2018 included a charge of $123 ($0.01 per diluted share), a benefit of $2,598 ($0.10 per diluted share) and a benefit of $299 ($0.01 per diluted share) of excess tax charges (benefits) for employee stock-based compensation. The six months ended March 30, 2019 included $2,475 ($0.10 per diluted share) of excess tax benefits for employee stock-based compensation. The six months ended March 31, 2018 included $41,745 ($1.67 per diluted share) non-recurring tax expense due to the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act transition tax and deferred tax remeasurement. The six months ended March 31, 2018 also included $12,750 ($0.51 per diluted share) of excess tax benefits for employee stock-based compensation.

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


Mar. 30, 2019


Sep. 29, 2018

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments

$

349,615



$

311,473


Accounts receivable, net

313,351



355,208


Inventories

483,741



486,741


Prepaid expenses and other assets

79,465



85,080


Total current assets

1,226,172



1,238,502


Property and equipment, net

318,989



311,793


Other assets

677,107



709,674


Total assets

$

2,222,268



$

2,259,969






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Short-term borrowings

$

46,979



$

5,072


Accounts payable

68,155



70,292


Other current liabilities

249,764



297,474


Total current liabilities

364,898



372,838


Other long-term liabilities

544,588



572,667


Total stockholders' equity

1,312,782



1,314,464


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

2,222,268



$

2,259,969


 

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


Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


Mar. 30, 2019


Dec. 29, 2018


Mar. 31, 2018


Mar. 30, 2019


Mar. 31, 2018

GAAP net income from continuing operations

$

20,750



$

35,550



$

65,302



$

56,300



$

107,205


Stock-based compensation expense

7,543



6,643



7,235



14,186



12,702


Amortization of intangible assets

10,022



10,818



10,931



20,840



21,704


Restructuring charges

768



351



555



1,119



1,405


Non-recurring tax expense (benefit)









41,745


Tax charge (benefit) from stock-based compensation expense

123



(2,598)



(299)



(2,475)



(12,750)


Other impairment charges (recoveries)





(110)





155


Acquisition-related costs





400





400


Purchase accounting step-up



353



293



353



293


Non-GAAP net income

$

39,206



$

51,117



$

84,307



$

90,323



$

172,859


Non-GAAP net income per diluted share

$

1.61



$

2.09



$

3.37



$

3.70



$

6.91


RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

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 commentary that 2019 would be a down year for capital investment; the potential for new fabs to come online starting in 2020; customer sentiment; timing of a bounce back in materials processing; unresolved trade issues between the U.S. and China; weakening of the PMI in the Eurozone; performance of our OEM component business; and growth in the aerospace and defense market. 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. The Company and its business, including the aforementioned forward-looking statements, are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks associated with growth in demand for our products, customer acceptance and adoption of our products, the worldwide demand for flat panel displays and adoption of OLED for mobile displays, the pricing and availability of OLED displays, the demand for and use of our products in commercial applications, our ability to generate sufficient cash to fund capital spending or debt repayment, our successful implementation of our customer design wins, our and our customers' exposure to risks associated with worldwide economic conditions, in particular in China and the Eurozone, our customers' ability to cancel long-term purchase orders, the ability of our customers to forecast their own end markets, our ability to accurately forecast future periods, 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 products, worldwide government economic policies, including trade relations between the United States and China and Chinese monetary policies, our ability to integrate the business of Rofin and other acquisitions successfully, manage our expanded operations and achieve anticipated synergies, and other risks identified in the Company's SEC filings. Readers are encouraged to refer to the risk disclosures and critical accounting policies described in the Company's reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, including the risks identified in today's financial press release, as applicable and as filed from time-to-time by the Company.

Founded in 1966, Coherent, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of lasers, laser-based technologies and laser-based system solutions in a broad range of scientific, commercial and industrial customers. Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and is part of the Russell 1000 and Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index. For more information about Coherent, visit the company's website at www.coherent.com for product and financial updates.

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