MKS Instruments Reports Q1 2014 Financial Results

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ANDOVER, Mass., April 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MKS Instruments, Inc. (Nasdaq:MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today reports first quarter 2014 financial results.

GAAP Results Non-GAAP Results
Net revenues ($ millions) $206 $206
Operating margin 18.3% 19.0%
Net income ($ millions) $31.2 $27.2
Diluted EPS $0.58 $0.51

First Quarter Financial Results

Sales were $206 million, an increase of 1% from $204 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, and an increase of 46% from $142 million in the first quarter of 2013.

First quarter net income was $31.2 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, compared to net income of $20.2 million, or $0.38 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $5.8 million, or $0.11 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2013.

Non-GAAP net earnings, which exclude special charges and benefits, were $27.2 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, compared to $22.3 million, or $0.42 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $3.9 million, or $0.07 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2013.

In the first quarter, the board of directors authorized and the Company paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share which was paid on March 14th and the Company announced the $87 million acquisition of Granville-Phillips which is expected to close in the second quarter.

Gerald Colella, Chief Executive Officer and President, said, "We were very pleased with our strong revenue and financial performance this quarter with sequential sales growth in both our semiconductor and other advanced markets. With the announcement of the planned acquisition of Granville-Phillips, a global leader in indirect gauging, we continue our disciplined strategy to deploy capital in strategic acquisitions. This quarter we also started taking steps to improve our business model as well as to redeploy resources into higher growth areas.

"Consistent with industry reports, as we enter the second quarter our OEM customers are seeing a decline in their bookings compared to the last six months, which is resulting in lower order rates in our business. Based on this, we expect that sales in the second quarter of 2014 may range from $160 to $180 million, and at these volumes, our non-GAAP net earnings could range from $0.21 to $0.35 per share and our GAAP net income could range from $0.20 to $0.34 per share."

Conference Call Details

A conference call with management will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). 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 10461917, 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 completed and announced acquisitions, restructuring charges, certain supplemental executive retirement costs, discrete tax benefits and charges, and the related tax effect of these 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.

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Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended (Note 5)
March 31,
2014
March 31,
2013
December 31,
2013
Net revenues:
Products $ 181,186 $ 116,611 $ 179,319
Services 25,167 25,034 25,075
Total net revenues 206,353 141,645 204,394
Cost of revenues:
Products 100,211 70,575 99,874
Services 16,770 16,368 16,840
Total cost of revenues 116,981 86,943 116,714
Gross profit 89,372 54,702 87,680
Research and development 15,618 15,248 16,252
Selling, general and administrative 34,591 34,133 39,874
Acquisition costs 228 171 --
Restructuring 747 40 --
Amortization of intangible assets 410 434 602
Income from operations 37,778 4,676 30,952
Interest income, net 235 291 204
Income before income taxes 38,013 4,967 31,156
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 6,768 (794) 10,919
Net income $ 31,245 $ 5,761 $ 20,237
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.58 $ 0.11 $ 0.38
Diluted $ 0.58 $ 0.11 $ 0.38
Cash dividends per common share $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.16
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 53,411 52,773 53,251
Diluted 53,776 53,359 53,695
The following supplemental Non-GAAP earnings information is presented to aid in understanding MKS' operating results:
Net income $ 31,245 $ 5,761 $ 20,237
Adjustments (net of tax, if applicable):
Tax benefit (Note 1) (5,079) (2,353) --
Acquisition costs (Note 2) 228 171 --
Executive retirement costs (Note 3) -- -- 2,581
Restructuring (Note 4) 747 40 --
Amortization of intangible assets 410 434 602
Pro forma tax adjustments (366) (181) (1,100)
Non-GAAP net earnings (Note 5) $ 27,185 $ 3,872 $ 22,320
Non-GAAP net earnings per share (Note 5) $ 0.51 $ 0.07 $ 0.42
Weighted average shares outstanding 53,776 53,359 53,695
Income from operations $ 37,778 $ 4,676 $ 30,952
Adjustments:
Acquisition costs (Note 2) 228 171 --
Executive retirement costs (Note 3) -- -- 2,581
Restructuring (Note 4) 747 40 --
Amortization of intangible assets 410 434 602
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 39,163 $ 5,321 $ 34,135
Non-GAAP operating margin percentage 19.0% 3.8% 16.7%
Note 1: The three months ended March 31, 2014 include a tax benefit related to settlement of an audit and other discrete tax items. The three months ended March 31, 2013 include a tax benefit related to the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 on January 2, 2013.
Note 2: The three months ended March 31, 2014 include acquisition costs comprised of legal fees and filing fees related to the Granville-Phillips acquisition which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014. The three months ended March 31, 2013 included acquisition costs comprised of legal fees related to the acquisition of Alter S.r.l., in March 2013.
Note 3: In the fourth quarter of 2013, the Company's Chief Executive Officer retired and $2.6 million of costs related to his supplemental executive retirement plan and other benefits were recognized and recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses for the three month period ended December 31, 2013.
Note 4: The three month period ended March 31, 2014 includes restructuring charges primarily for severance related costs related to a reduction in work force throughout the Company.
Note 5: The Non-GAAP net earnings and Non-GAAP net earnings per share amounts exclude amortization of intangible assets, restructurings, costs associated with completed and announced acquisitions, certain supplemental executive retirement costs, discrete tax benefits and charges, and the related tax effect of these adjustments to reflect the expected full year effective tax rate in the quarter.
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Reconciliation of GAAP Income Tax Rate to Non-GAAP Income Tax Rate
(In thousands)
Three Months Ended March 31, 2014 Three Months Ended March 31, 2013
Income Before
Income Taxes
Provision (benefit)
for Income Taxes
Effective
Tax Rate
Income Before
Income Taxes
Provision (benefit)
for Income Taxes
Effective
Tax Rate
GAAP $ 38,013 $ 6,768 17.8% $ 4,967 $ (794) -16.0%
Adjustments:
Tax benefit (Note 1) -- 5,079 -- 2,353
Acquisition costs (Note 2) 228 -- 171 --
Restructuring (Note 3) 747 -- 40 --
Amortization of intangible assets 410 -- 434 --
Tax effect of pro forma adjustments -- 468 -- 182
Adjustment to pro forma tax rate -- (102) -- (1)
Non-GAAP $ 39,398 $ 12,213 31.0% $ 5,612 $ 1,740 31.0%
Three Months Ended December 31, 2013
Income Before
Income Taxes
Provision (benefit)
for Income Taxes
Effective
Tax Rate
GAAP $ 31,156 $ 10,919 35.0%
Adjustments:
Executive retirement costs (Note 4) 2,581 --
Amortization of intangible assets 602 --
Tax effect of pro forma adjustments -- 1,124
Adjustment to pro forma tax rate -- (24)
Non-GAAP $ 34,339 $ 12,019 35.0%
Note 1: The three months ended March 31, 2014 include a tax benefit related to settlement of an audit and other discrete tax items. The three months ended March 31, 2013 include a tax benefit related to the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 on January 2, 2013.
Note 2: The three months ended March 31, 2014 include acquisition costs comprised of legal fees and filing fees related to the Granville-Phillips acquisition which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014. The three months ended March 31, 2013 included acquisition costs comprised of legal fees related to the acquisition of Alter S.r.l., in March 2013.
Note 3: The three month period ended March 31, 2014 includes restructuring charges primarily for severance related costs related to a reduction in work force throughout the Company.
Note 4: In the fourth quarter of 2013, the Company's Chief Executive Officer retired and $2.6 million of costs related to his supplemental executive retirement plan and other benefits were recognized and recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2013.
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Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheet
(In thousands)
March 31,
2014
December 31,
2013
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 287,090 $ 288,902
Short-term investments 306,513 300,715
Trade accounts receivable, net 119,463 116,744
Inventories 147,511 142,727
Deferred income taxes 16,053 13,428
Other current assets 17,552 16,715
Assets classified as held for sale 1,427 --
Total current assets 895,609 879,231
Property, plant and equipment, net 75,517 77,536
Long-term investments 53,620 60,405
Goodwill 151,112 150,909
Intangible assets, net 12,519 13,090
Other assets 34,383 31,847
Total assets $ 1,222,760 $ 1,213,018
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Accounts payable $ 35,385 $ 40,074
Accrued compensation 35,763 43,662
Income taxes payable 8,620 10,444
Other current liabilities 36,442 34,242
Total current liabilities 116,210 128,422
Other liabilities 60,782 63,073
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 113 113
Additional paid-in capital 732,741 730,571
Retained earnings 301,147 278,966
Other stockholders' equity 11,767 11,873
Total stockholders' equity 1,045,768 1,021,523
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 1,222,760 $ 1,213,018

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

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