MKS Instruments Reports Q3 2013 Financial Results

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ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MKS Instruments, Inc. (Nasdaq:MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity; today reports third quarter 2013 financial results.

GAAP Results Non-GAAP Results
Net revenues ($ millions) $166 $166
Gross margin 37.4% 41.2%
Operating margin 7.4% 12.2%
Net income/Net earnings ($ millions) $2.5 $13.3
Diluted EPS $0.05 $0.25

Third Quarter Financial Results

Sales were $166 million, an increase of 6% from $157 million in the second quarter, and an increase of 18% from $141 million in the third quarter of 2012.

Third quarter net income was $2.5 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to net income of $7.3 million, or $0.14 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2013, and $2.6 million, or $0.05 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2012.

Non-GAAP net earnings, which exclude special items, were $13.3 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $7.3 million, or $0.14 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2013, and $8.4 million, or $0.16 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP net earnings in the third quarter of 2013 exclude certain excess and obsolete inventory charges, restructuring charges, amortization of acquired intangible assets, discrete tax adjustments, and the related tax impact of these adjustments.

In the third quarter, the Company paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share which was paid on September 13th.

Leo Berlinghieri, Chief Executive Officer, said, "We have seen a recent acceleration in order rates, particularly from our customers in the semiconductor industry, and anticipate continued sales growth in the fourth quarter. Semiconductor industry analysts are projecting that 2014 should be a good year for the industry, driven by ongoing transitions to smaller geometries and implementation of new device technologies in support of demand for full featured mobile devices.

"Given current business levels, we anticipate that sales in the fourth quarter may range from $185 million to $200 million, and, at these volumes, our GAAP net income per share could range from $0.28 to $0.38 and non-GAAP net earnings could range from $0.31 to $0.41 per share."

Conference Call Details

A conference call with management will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time). To participate in the conference call, please dial (877) 212-6076 for domestic callers and (707) 287-9331 for international callers and an operator will connect you. Participants will need to provide the operator with the Conference ID of 68499581, which has been reserved for this call. A live and archived webcast of the call will be available on the company's website at www.mksinst.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Results

Non-GAAP net earnings and Non-GAAP net earnings per share amounts exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets, costs associated with acquisitions, restructuring charges, certain excess and obsolete inventory charges, litigation settlements and related insurance reimbursements, certain supplemental executive retirement costs, discrete tax benefits and charges and the related tax effect of any adjustments. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). MKS' management believes the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is useful to investors for comparing prior periods and analyzing ongoing business trends and operating results.

About MKS Instruments

MKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, materials delivery, gas composition analysis, control and information technology, power and reactive gas generation, and vacuum technology. Our primary served markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for semiconductor devices, and for other thin film applications including flat panel displays, solar cells, light emitting diodes, data storage media, and other advanced coatings. We also leverage our technology in other markets with advanced manufacturing applications including medical equipment, pharmaceutical manufacturing, energy generation and environmental monitoring.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains projections or other forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27 of the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act regarding MKS' future growth and the future financial performance of MKS. These projections or statements are only predictions. Actual events or results may differ materially from those in the projections or other forward-looking statements set forth herein. Among the important factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those in the projections or other forward-looking statements are the fluctuations in capital spending in the semiconductor industry, and other advanced manufacturing markets, fluctuations in net sales to MKS' major customers, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, the challenges, risks and costs involved with integrating the operations of MKS and any acquired companies, dependence on new product development, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, manufacturing and sourcing risks, volatility of stock price, international operations, financial risk management, and future growth subject to risks. Readers are referred to MKS' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for a discussion of these and other important risk factors concerning MKS and its operations. MKS is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

MKS Instruments, Inc.
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended (Note 7)
September 30,
2013
September 30,
2012
June 30,
2013
Net revenues:
Products $ 139,846 $ 114,647 $ 132,541
Services 26,607 26,800 24,387
Total net revenues 166,453 141,447 156,928
Cost of revenues:
Products 87,809 68,304 79,206
Services 16,410 16,572 15,764
Total cost of revenues 104,219 84,876 94,970
Gross profit 62,234 56,571 61,958
Research and development 15,257 14,136 16,813
Selling, general and administrative 33,158 29,661 34,849
Insurance reimbursement -- -- (1,071)
Litigation -- 5,316 --
Completed acquisition costs -- 851 --
Restructuring 1,126 -- 198
Amortization of intangible assets 361 215 742
Income from operations 12,332 6,392 10,427
Interest income, net 208 267 211
Income before income taxes 12,540 6,659 10,638
Provision for income taxes 10,082 4,079 3,318
Net income $ 2,458 $ 2,580 $ 7,320
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.14
Diluted $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.14
Cash dividends per common share $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.16
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 53,165 52,854 53,054
Diluted 53,513 53,290 53,358
The following supplemental Non-GAAP earnings information is presented to aid in understanding MKS' operating results:
Net income $ 2,458 $ 2,580 $ 7,320
Adjustments (net of tax, if applicable):
Income tax charge (Note 1) 6,481 -- --
Credits on U.S. tax expense (Note 2) (1,200) -- --
Insurance reimbursement (Note 3) -- -- (1,071)
Litigation (Note 3) -- 5,316 --
Excess and obsolete charge (Note 4) 6,423 -- --
Acquisition inventory step-up -- 101 --
Completed acquisition costs (Note 5) -- 851 --
Restructuring (Note 6) 1,126 -- 198
Amortization of intangible assets 361 215 742
Pro forma tax adjustments (2,355) (626) 61
Non-GAAP net earnings (Note 7) $ 13,294 $ 8,437 $ 7,250
Non-GAAP net earnings per share (Note 7) $ 0.25 $ 0.16 $ 0.14
Weighted average shares outstanding 53,513 53,290 53,358
Income from operations $ 12,332 $ 6,392 $ 10,427
Adjustments:
Insurance reimbursement (Note 3) -- -- (1,071)
Litigation (Note 3) -- 5,316 --
Excess and obsolete charge (Note 4) 6,423 -- --
Acquisition inventory step-up -- 101 --
Completed acquisition costs (Note 5) -- 851 --
Restructuring (Note 6) 1,126 -- 198
Amortization of intangible assets 361 215 742
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 20,242 $ 12,875 $ 10,296
Non-GAAP operating margin percentage 12.2% 9.1% 6.6%
Gross profit $ 62,234 $ 56,571 $ 61,958
Excess and obsolete charge (Note 4) 6,423 -- --
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 68,657 $ 56,571 $ 61,958
Non-GAAP gross profit percentage 41.2% 40.0% 39.5%
Note 1: In the third quarter of 2013, we incurred income tax charges of $6.5 million related to an election to pay currently, at a substantially reduced rate, taxes on certain accumulated earnings from the years 2001 to 2011 of one of our foreign subsidiaries.
Note 2: In the third quarter of 2013, we received $1.2 million in credits against U.S. tax expense on amended returns related to prior years.
Note 3: In the third quarter of 2012, we incurred $5.3 million in charges to settle litigation with former shareholders of one of our former subsidiaries. This litigation was long standing and the decision to reach a settlement was made to eliminate future legal expenses related to the suit. In the second quarter of 2013, we recovered $1.1 million from our insurance company relating to the prior year settlement.
Note 4: Cost of sales for the three month period ended September 30, 2013, include $6.4 million of special charges for obsolete inventory related to unique product in a solar application in which slowing market conditions provide uncertainty as to the net realizable value of this inventory.
Note 5: Costs related to the Company's acquisition of Alter Power Systems S.r.l., in March 2013, are comprised of legal fees. Costs related to the Company's acquisition of Plasmart, Inc. in August 2012, are comprised of investment banking fees, legal fees and due diligence fees.
Note 6: The three month periods ended September 30, 2013 and June 30, 2013, include restructuring charges primarily for severance related costs related to the consolidation of certain facilities.
Note 7: The Non-GAAP net earnings and Non-GAAP net earnings per share amounts exclude amortization of intangible assets, restructurings, costs associated with acquisitions, a litigation settlement, a benefit related to an insurance reimbursement, excess and obsolete charge related to unique product in a solar application and the related tax effect of these adjustments and pro-forma income tax adjustments to reflect the expected full year effective tax rate in the quarter.
MKS Instruments, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP Income Tax Rate to Non-GAAP Income Tax Rate
(In thousands)
Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 Three Months Ended June 30, 2013
Income Before
Income Taxes
Provision for
Income Taxes
Effective
Tax Rate
Income Before
Income Taxes
Provision for
Income Taxes
Effective
Tax Rate
GAAP $ 12,540 $ 10,082 80.4% $ 10,638 $ 3,318 31.2%
Adjustments:
Income tax charge (Note 1) -- (6,481) -- --
Credits on U.S. tax expense (Note 2) -- 1,200 -- --
Insurance reimbursement (Note 4) -- -- (1,071) --
Excess and obsolete charge (Note 5) 6,423 -- -- --
Restructuring (Note 7) 1,126 -- 198 --
Amortization of intangible assets 361 -- 742 --
Tax effect of pro forma adjustments -- 767 -- (147)
Adjustment to pro forma tax rate -- 1,588 -- 86
Non-GAAP $ 20,450 $ 7,156 35.0% $ 10,507 $ 3,257 31.0%
Three Months Ended September 30, 2012
Income Before
Income Taxes
Provision for
Income Taxes
Effective
Tax Rate
GAAP $ 6,659 $ 4,079 61.3%
Adjustments:
Litigation (Note 4) 5,316 --
Completed acquisition costs (Note 6) 851 --
Acquisition inventory step-up 101 --
Amortization of intangible assets 215 2,390
Tax effect of pro forma adjustments -- (1,764)
Non-GAAP $ 13,142 $ 4,705 35.8%
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012
Income Before
Income Taxes
Provision for
Income Taxes
Effective
Tax Rate
Income Before
Income Taxes
Provision for
Income Taxes
Effective
Tax Rate
GAAP $ 28,145 $ 12,606 44.8% $ 68,276 $ 24,356 35.7%
Adjustments:
Income tax charge (Note 1) -- (6,481) -- --
Credits on U.S. tax expense (Note 2) -- 1,200 -- --
Tax benefit (Note 3) -- 2,353 -- --
Insurance reimbursement (Note 4) (1,071) -- -- --
Litigation (Note 4) -- -- 5,316 --
Excess and obsolete charge (Note 5) 6,423 -- -- --
Completed acquisition costs (Note 6) 171 -- 1,258 --
Acquisition inventory step-up -- -- 101 --
Restructuring (Note 7) 1,364 -- -- --
Amortization of intangible assets 1,537 -- 453 --
Tax effect of pro forma adjustments -- 802 -- 2,611
Adjustment to pro forma tax rate -- 2,319 -- 28
Non-GAAP $ 36,569 $ 12,799 35.0% $ 75,404 $ 26,995 35.8%
Note 1: In the third quarter of 2013, we incurred income tax charges of $6.5 million related to an election to pay currently, at a substantially reduced rate, taxes on certain accumulatd earnings from the years 2001 to 2011 of one of our foreign subsidiaries.
Note 2: In the third quarter of 2013, we received $1.2 million in credits against U.S. tax expense on amended returns related to prior years.
Note 3: Tax benefit related to the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 on January 2, 2013.
Note 4: In the third quarter of 2012, we incurred $5.3 million in charges to settle litigation with former shareholders of one of our former subsidiaries. This litigation was long standing and the decision to reach a settlement was made to eliminate future legal expenses related to the suit. In the second quarter of 2013, we recovered $1.1 million from our insurance company relating to the prior year settlement.
Note 5: Cost of sales for the three month period ended September 30, 2013, include $6.4 million of special charges for obsolete inventory related to unique product in a solar application in which slowing market conditions provide uncertainty as to the net realizable value of this inventory.
Note 6: Costs related to the Company's acquisition of Alter Power Systems S.r.l., in March 2013, are comprised of legal fees. Costs related to the Company's acquisition of Plasmart, Inc. in August 2012, are comprised of investment banking fees, legal fees and due diligence fees.
Note 7: The three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2013 and the three month period ended June 30, 2013, include restructuring charges primarily for severance related costs related to the consolidation of certain facilities.
MKS Instruments, Inc.
Reconciliation of Q4-13 Guidance - GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Earnings
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended December 31, 2013
Low Guidance High Guidance
$ Amount $ Per Share $ Amount $ Per Share
GAAP net income $ 14,800 $ 0.28 $ 20,100 $ 0.38
Executive retirement costs (Note 1) 2,300 0.04 2,300 0.04
Amortization 400 0.01 400 0.01
Restructuring (Note 2) 100 0.00 100 0.00
Tax effect of adjustments (Note 3) (1,000) (0.02) (1,000) (0.02)
Non-GAAP net earnings $ 16,600 $ 0.31 $ 21,900 $ 0.41
Q4 -13 Forecasted shares 53,600 53,600
Note1: As of December 30, 2013, the Company's Chief Executive Officer will retire and this amount includes the estimated costs related to his supplemental executive retirement plan and other fringe benefits.
Note 2: The three month period ended December 31, 2013, includes the estimated remaining restructuring charges primarily for severance related costs related to the consolidation of certain facilities.
Note 3: The Non-GAAP adjustments are tax effected at estimated Q4-13 tax rate of 35%.
MKS Instruments, Inc.
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
Nine Months Ended
September 30, (Note 8)
2013 2012
Net revenues:
Products $ 388,998 $ 427,986
Services 76,028 81,726
Total net revenues 465,026 509,712
Cost of revenues:
Products 237,590 243,950
Services 48,542 48,884
Total cost of revenues 286,132 292,834
Gross profit 178,894 216,878
Research and development 47,318 45,911
Selling, general and administrative 102,140 96,332
Insurance reimbursement (1,071) --
Litigation -- 5,316
Completed acquisition costs 171 1,258
Restructuring 1,364 --
Amortization of intangible assets 1,537 453
Income from operations 27,435 67,608
Interest income, net 710 668
Income before income taxes 28,145 68,276
Provision for income taxes 12,606 24,356
Net income $ 15,539 $ 43,920
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.29 $ 0.83
Diluted $ 0.29 $ 0.82
Cash dividends per common share $ 0.48 $ 0.46
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 52,998 52,679
Diluted 53,410 53,240
The following supplemental Non-GAAP earnings information is presented to aid in understanding MKS' operating results:
Net income $ 15,539 $ 43,920
Adjustments (net of tax, if applicable):
Income tax charge (Note 1) 6,481 --
Credits on U.S. tax expense (Note 2) (1,200) --
Tax benefit (Note 3) (2,353) --
Insurance reimbursement (Note 4) (1,071) --
Litigation (Note 4) -- 5,316
Excess and obsolete charge (Note 5) 6,423 --
Acquisition inventory step-up -- 101
Completed acquisition costs (Note 6) 171 1,258
Restructuring (Note 7) 1,364 --
Amortization of intangible assets 1,537 453
Pro forma tax adjustments (3,121) (2,639)
Non-GAAP net earnings (Note 6) $ 23,770 $ 48,409
Non-GAAP net earnings per share (Note 6) $ 0.45 $ 0.91
Weighted average shares outstanding 53,410 53,240
Income from operations $ 27,435 $ 67,608
Adjustments:
Insurance reimbursement (Note 4) (1,071) --
Litigation (Note 4) -- 5,316
Excess and obsolete charge (Note 5) 6,423 --
Acquisition inventory step-up -- 101
Completed acquisition costs (Note 6) 171 1,258
Restructuring (Note 7) 1,364 --
Amortization of intangible assets 1,537 453
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 35,859 $ 74,736
Non-GAAP operating margin percentage 7.7% 14.7%
Gross profit $ 178,894 $ 216,878
Excess and obsolete charge (Note 5) 6,423 --
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 185,317 $ 216,878
Non-GAAP gross profit percentage 39.9% 42.5%
Note 1: In the third quarter of 2013, we incurred income tax charges of $6.5 million related to an election to pay currently, at a substantially reduced rate, taxes on certain accumulatd earnings from the years 2001 to 2011 of one of our foreign subsidiaries.
Note 2: In the third quarter of 2013, we received $1.2 million in credits against U.S. tax expense on amended returns related to prior years.
Note 3: Tax benefit related to the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 on January 2, 2013.
Note 4: In the third quarter of 2012, we incurred $5.3 million in charges to settle litigation with former shareholders of one of our former subsidiaries. This litigation was long standing and the decision to reach a settlement was made to eliminate future legal expenses related to the suit. In the second quarter of 2013, we recovered $1.1 million from our insurance company relating to the prior year settlement.
Note 5: Cost of sales for the three month period ended September 30, 2013, include $6.4 million of special charges for obsolete inventory related to unique product in a solar application in which slowing market conditions provide uncertainty as to the net realizable value of this inventory.
Note 6: Costs related to the Company's acquisition of Alter Power Systems S.r.l., in March 2013, are comprised of legal fees. Costs related to the Company's acquisition of Plasmart, Inc. in August 2012, are comprised of investment banking fees, legal fees and due diligence fees.
Note 7: The nine month period ended September 30, 2013, includes restructuring charges primarily for severance related costs related to the consolidation of certain facilities.
Note 8: The Non-GAAP net earnings and Non-GAAP net earnings per share amounts exclude amortization of intangible assets, restructurings, costs associated with acquisitions, a litigation settlement, a benefit related to an insurance reimbursement, excess and obsolete charge related to unique product in a solar application and the related tax effect of these adjustments and pro-forma income tax adjustments to reflect the expected full year effective tax rate in the quarter.
MKS Instruments, Inc.
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheet
(In thousands)
September 30,
2013
December 31,
2012
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 254,778 $ 287,588
Short-term investments 365,876 327,653
Trade accounts receivable, net 98,133 82,060
Inventories 136,060 134,639
Deferred income taxes 10,059 8,194
Other current assets 28,651 28,048
Total current assets 893,557 868,182
Property, plant and equipment, net 78,020 80,516
Long-term investments 5,183 12,158
Goodwill 150,700 150,733
Intangible assets, net 13,316 11,561
Other assets 31,198 29,412
Total assets $ 1,171,974 $ 1,152,562
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Accounts payable $ 27,304 $ 16,803
Accrued compensation 25,190 20,955
Income taxes payable 7,768 4,148
Other current liabilities 35,899 37,405
Total current liabilities 96,161 79,311
Other liabilities 70,391 61,095
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 113 113
Additional paid-in capital 726,018 718,005
Retained earnings 267,246 278,583
Other stockholders' equity 12,045 15,455
Total stockholders' equity 1,005,422 1,012,156
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 1,171,974 $ 1,152,562

CONTACT: Seth H. Bagshaw Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer Telephone: 978.645.5578

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