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Integer Holdings Corporation Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017

~ Results Reflect Strong Sales, Continued Year-over-Year Growth in Net Income, Adjusted EBITDA, and EPS ~
~ Announces Refocused Strategy and Aligns Management to Execute Strategic Imperatives ~
~ Provides Business Outlook for Full Year 2018 ~

FRISCO, Texas, Feb. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE:ITGR), a leading medical device outsource manufacturer, today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 29, 2017.

Fourth Quarter 2017 Highlights

• Sales of $390 million, an increase of 8.6% on a reported basis and 7.6% on an organic basis year-over-year.

• GAAP: Net Income of $54 million; Diluted EPS of $1.68 per share.

  • Results reflect one-time net benefit of $40 million, or $1.24 per share, primarily resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Reform Act”) enacted during the quarter.

• Non-GAAP: Adjusted Net Income of $31 million; Adjusted EBITDA of $78 million; Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.96 per share.

• GAAP and Non-GAAP EPS include negative impact of $0.02 from foreign currency losses in the quarter.

• Generated $34 million of Cash Flow from Operating Activities, repaid $22 million of debt.


Full Year 2017 Highlights

• Sales of $1,462 million, an increase of 5.4% on a reported basis and 5.3% on an organic basis year-over-year.

• GAAP: Net Income of $67 million; Diluted EPS of $2.09 per share.

  • Results reflect one-time net benefit of $40 million, or $1.24 per share, primarily resulting from the Tax Reform Act enacted during the fourth quarter of 2017.

• Non-GAAP: Adjusted Net Income of $90 million; Adjusted EBITDA of $286 million; Adjusted Diluted EPS of $2.81 per share.

• GAAP and Non-GAAP EPS include negative impact of $0.24 from foreign currency losses during the year.

• Generated $149 million of Cash Flow from Operating Activities, repaid $129 million of debt.


Focused Strategy for Growth

• Executing on a refocused strategy of portfolio management and operational excellence to accelerate Sales and Profit growth.

  • Portfolio Management Strategy: 1) Invest to Grow in Cardio & Vascular, Neuromodulation, and Electrochem; 2) Protect & Preserve Cardiac Rhythm Management; 3) Improve Profitability in Advanced Surgical, Orthopedics, and Power Solutions.
  • Operational Excellence Strategy: 1) Earn Customer’s business every day; 2) Optimize Costs as fuel for profitable growth; 3) Strengthen Culture by driving performance excellence and building leadership capability.

• Senior Management team strengthened and aligned to execute on strategic imperatives to drive growth.

“Integer had record sales in the fourth quarter driven by acceleration in our Cardio & Vascular, and Advanced Surgical, Orthopedics and Portable Medical product lines, continued strong performance in our Non-Medical product line, and stabilization in our Cardiac & Neuromodulation product line,” said Joseph Dziedzic, Integer’s president and chief executive officer. “We have completed a strategic review of the business and are now executing on a clear and focused strategy to accelerate sales and profit growth. Our management team has been aligned to successfully execute on our strategic imperatives as we seek to deliver innovative, cost-effective product solutions to our customers and drive shareholder returns over the long-term.”

2018 Outlook(a)
(dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

GAAP Non-GAAP(b)
As Reported Growth Adjusted Growth
Sales$1,490 to $1,530 2% to 5% $1,490 to $1,530 2% to 5%
Net Income$50 to $60 (25%) to (10%) $102 to $112 13% to 24%
EBITDAN/A N/A $305 to $315 7% to 10%
Earnings per Diluted Share$1.55 to $1.85 (26%) to (11%) $3.15 to $3.45 12% to 23%


(a)Except as described below, further reconciliations by line item to the closest corresponding GAAP financial measure for Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share and Adjusted EBITDA, included in our “2018 Outlook” above, are not available without unreasonable efforts on a forward-looking basis due to the high variability, complexity and visibility of the charges excluded from this non-GAAP financial measure.
(b)Adjusted Net Income and EPS for 2018 is expected to consist of GAAP Net Income and EPS, excluding items such as intangible amortization, IP-related litigation costs, consolidation and realignment costs, asset disposition and write-down charges, and loss on extinguishment of debt totaling approximately $58 million. The after-tax impact of these items is estimated to be approximately $46 million, or approximately $1.42 per diluted share. Additionally, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share is expected to exclude the estimated impact relating to our disallowed deduction of the GILTI tax, as mandated by the Tax Reform Act. This disallowed deduction of the GILTI tax (approximately 50% of the total GILTI Tax) is due to the Company making use of its U.S. net operating losses (“NOLs”), and will be eliminated once the Company’s U.S. NOLs are fully utilized in approximately three to five years. This adjustment makes our Adjusted Diluted EPS more comparable with other global companies that are not subject to this disallowed GILTI tax deduction and more comparable to the Company’s results following the full utilization of its U.S. NOLs.
Adjusted EBITDA is expected to consist of Adjusted Net Income, excluding items such as depreciation, interest, stock-based compensation and taxes of approximately $203 million.

“Driven by our strong performance in the fourth quarter, and top-line growth of five percent for the full year, we exited 2017 with strong momentum, which gives us confidence in our 2018 sales guidance,” continued Mr. Dziedzic. “Our expected sales growth, along with the implementation of our operational excellence strategic imperatives should deliver solid year-over-year growth for Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Earnings per Share.”

Summary of Financial and Product Line Results
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended
GAAP4Q 2017 4Q 2016 Change Organic
Growth(b)
Medical Sales(a)
Cardio & Vascular$140,473 $125,586 11.9% 11.1%
Cardiac & Neuromodulation116,735 115,942 0.7% 0.7%
Advanced Surgical, Orthopedics & Portable Medical118,523 106,745 11.0% 8.8%
Total Medical Sales375,731 348,273 7.9% 6.9%
Non-Medical Sales14,750 11,318 30.3% 30.3%
Total Sales$390,481 $359,591 8.6% 7.6%
Net income$54,338 $7,933 NM
Diluted EPS$1.68 $0.25 NM
Year Ended
GAAPFY 2017 FY 2016 Change Organic
Growth(b)
Medical Sales(a)
Cardio & Vascular$536,794 $490,857 9.4% 9.2%
Cardiac & Neuromodulation428,349 439,541 (2.5)% (2.3)%
Advanced Surgical, Orthopedics & Portable Medical439,810 414,701 6.1% 5.7%
Total Medical Sales1,404,953 1,345,099 4.4% 4.4%
Non-Medical Sales56,968 41,679 36.7% 36.7%
Total Sales$1,461,921 $1,386,778 5.4% 5.3%
Net income$66,679 $5,961 NM
Diluted EPS$2.09 $0.19 NM


(a)During the first quarter of 2017, we revised the method used to present sales by product line in order to align the legacy Greatbatch and Lake Region Medical methodologies. We believe the revised presentation will provide improved reporting and better transparency into the operational results of our business and markets. Prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the new product line sales reporting presentation.
(b)Organic Growth for sales is a Non-GAAP measure, which excludes the impact of foreign currency exchange and excludes the results of Nuvectra Corporation (“Nuvectra”) prior to its spin-off on March 14, 2016. Refer to Table C at the end of this release for a reconciliation of these amounts.
(NM)Calculated change not meaningful.


Three Months Ended
Non-GAAP(a)4Q 2017 4Q 2016 Change Organic
Growth(b)
Adjusted EBITDA$78,460 $70,535 11.2% 17.3%
Adjusted Net Income$31,187 $27,174 14.8% 28.3%
Adjusted Diluted EPS$0.96 $0.87 10.3% 24.1%
Year Ended
Non-GAAP(a)FY 2017 FY 2016 Change Organic
Growth(b)
Adjusted EBITDA$285,601 $279,849 2.1% 7.4%
Adjusted Net Income$90,173 $83,615 7.8% 22.9%
Adjusted Diluted EPS$2.81 $2.68 4.9% 19.6%


(a)Refer to Tables A and B at the end of this release for reconciliations of adjusted amounts to the closest corresponding GAAP financial measures.
(b) Organic Growth for Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Diluted EPS are Non-GAAP measures, which exclude the foreign currency exchange impact reported in other (income) expense, net. Refer to Table D at the end of this release for a reconciliation of these amounts.


Discussion of Financial and Operational Results for the Fourth Quarter

  • Medical segment sales grew on a reported and organic basis on strength in our Cardio & Vascular product line, primarily driven by strong demand for Integer owned product lines and increasing demand for contract manufactured products, as well as increased sales in the Advanced Surgical, Orthopedics and Portable Medical product line resulting from continued ramping of new products and customer inventory management actions. Medical segment sales also benefited from stabilization in our Cardiac Rhythm Management & Neuromodulation product line as our customers experienced growth in the marketplace.
  • Non-Medical segment sales grew on a reported and organic basis as a result of continued recovery in the energy market and new business wins.
  • GAAP and Non-GAAP profitability metrics reflect strong sales growth and margin expansion from productivity in operations, offset by higher incentive compensation costs, a mix shift to lower margin product lines, and a small unfavorable foreign currency impact on intercompany loans.
  • GAAP profitability metrics improved year-over-year primarily due to lower interest expense, a net gain on our cost and equity method investments, and a net benefit resulting from the Tax Reform Act partially offset by higher incentive compensation costs, and increased IP related litigation costs.
  • Organic non-GAAP profitability metrics exclude the negative effect of foreign currency exchange losses, which are reported in other (income) expense, net and are primarily non-cash.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Reform Act”) was enacted, which significantly changed existing U.S. tax laws, reducing the federal corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21%, and imposing a deemed repatriation tax on unremitted foreign earnings, as well as other changes. As a result of the Tax Reform Act, our consolidated statement of operations reflects a net benefit of $39.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017. This is net of an expense of $17.1 million for the one-time deemed repatriation tax and taxes associated with foreign withholding taxes. Offsetting this charge was a $56.5 million benefit recorded from the re-measurement of our net U.S. deferred tax liabilities at the lower corporate tax rate.

We are reporting the impacts of the Tax Reform Act provisionally based upon reasonable estimates. The impacts are not yet finalized as they are dependent on factors and analysis not yet known or fully completed, including but not limited to, further analysis of our historical foreign earnings, the issuance of additional guidance, as well as our ongoing analysis of the Tax Reform Act.

Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. EST to discuss these results. The scheduled conference call will be webcast live and is accessible through our website at investor.integer.net or by dialing (866) 393-4306 (U.S.) or (734) 385-2616 (outside U.S.) and the conference ID is 5060888. The call will be archived on the Company’s website.

About Integer™
Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE:ITGR) is one of the largest medical device outsource (MDO) manufacturers in the world serving the cardiac, neuromodulation, orthopedics, vascular, advanced surgical and portable medical markets. The Company provides innovative, high-quality medical technologies that enhance the lives of patients worldwide. In addition, it develops batteries for high-end niche applications in energy, military, and environmental markets. The Company's brands include GreatbatchTM Medical, Lake Region MedicalTM and ElectrochemTM. Additional information is available at www.integer.net.

Contact Information
Amy Wakeham
VP, Investor Relations
(214) 618-4978
IR@integer.net

Notes Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information
In addition to our results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), we provide adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per diluted share, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), adjusted EBITDA and organic growth rates. Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per diluted share consist of GAAP amounts adjusted for the following to the extent occurring during the period: (i) acquisition and integration related charges and expenses, (ii) amortization of intangible assets including inventory step-up amortization, (iii) facility consolidation, optimization, manufacturing transfer and system integration charges, (iv) asset write-down and disposition charges, (v) charges in connection with corporate realignments or a reduction in force, (vi) certain litigation expenses, charges and gains, (vii) unusual or infrequently occurring items, (viii) gain (loss) on cost and equity method investments, (ix) extinguishment of debt charges, (x) the income tax (benefit) related to these adjustments and (xi) certain tax items that are outside the normal provision for the period. Adjusted earnings per diluted share are calculated by dividing adjusted net income by diluted weighted average shares outstanding. Adjusted EBITDA consists of GAAP net income (loss) plus (i) the same adjustments as listed above except for items (x) and (xi), (ii) GAAP stock-based compensation, interest expense, and depreciation, (iii) GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes and (iv) non-cash gains received from cost and equity method investments during the period. To calculate organic sales growth rates, we convert current period sales from local currency to U.S. dollars using the previous periods foreign currency exchange rates and exclude the amount of sales acquired/divested during the period from the current/previous period amounts, respectively. Organic growth rates for Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS exclude the impact of foreign currency exchange gains and losses included in other (income) expense, net. We believe that the presentation of adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, and organic growth rates provides important supplemental information to management and investors seeking to understand the financial and business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations.

Forward-Looking Statements
Some of the statements contained in this press release and other written and oral statements made from time to time by us and our representatives are not statements of historical or current fact. As such, they are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations, and these statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Forward-looking statements include statements relating to:

  • future sales, expenses, and profitability;
  • future development and expected growth of our business and industry;
  • our ability to execute our business model and our business strategy;
  • our ability to identify trends within our industries and to offer products and services that meet the changing needs of those markets;
  • our ability to remain in compliance with our debt covenants; and
  • projected capital expenditures.

You can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or “variations” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions. Actual events or results may differ materially from those stated or implied by these forward-looking statements. In evaluating these statements and our prospects, you should carefully consider the factors set forth below. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary factors and to others contained throughout this release.

Although it is not possible to create a comprehensive list of all factors that may cause actual results to differ from the results expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements or that may affect our future results, some of these factors include the following: our high level of indebtedness, our inability to pay principal and interest on this high level of outstanding indebtedness or to remain in compliance with financial and other covenants under our senior secured credit facilities, and the risk that this high level of indebtedness limits our ability to invest in our business and overall financial flexibility; our dependence upon a limited number of customers; customer ordering patterns; product obsolescence; our inability to market current or future products; pricing pressure from customers; our ability to timely and successfully implement cost reduction and plant consolidation initiatives; our reliance on third-party suppliers for raw materials, products and subcomponents; fluctuating operating results; our inability to maintain high quality standards for our products; challenges to our intellectual property rights; product liability claims; product field actions or recalls; our inability to successfully consummate and integrate acquisitions and to realize synergies and benefits from these acquisitions and to operate these acquired businesses in accordance with expectations; our unsuccessful expansion into new markets; our failure to develop new products including system and device products; the timing, progress and ultimate success of pending regulatory actions and approvals; our inability to obtain licenses to key technology; regulatory changes, including health care reform and tax reform, or consolidation in the healthcare industry; global economic factors including foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates; the resolution of various legal actions brought against the Company; and other risks and uncertainties that arise from time to time and are described in Item 1A “Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our other periodic filings with the SEC. Except as may be required by law, we assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements in this press release whether to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in future operating results, financial conditions or prospects, or otherwise.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS - Unaudited
(in thousands except per share data)
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 29,
2017
December 30,
2016
December 29,
2017
December 30,
2016
Sales$390,481 $359,591 $1,461,921 $1,386,778
Cost of sales285,663 266,700 1,068,370 1,008,479
Gross profit104,818 92,891 393,551 378,299
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative expenses42,617 37,510 161,573 153,291
Research, development and engineering costs15,340 12,643 55,247 55,001
Other operating expenses (“OOE”)12,337 11,733 37,292 61,737
Total operating expenses70,294 61,886 254,112 270,029
Operating income34,524 31,005 139,439 108,270
Interest expense25,435 27,875 106,460 111,270
(Gain) loss on cost and equity method investments, net(1,354) 1,765 1,565 833
Other (income) expense, net527 (3,178) 9,587 (5,018)
Income before income taxes9,916 4,543 21,827 1,185
Income tax benefit(44,422) (3,390) (44,852) (4,776)
Net income$54,338 $7,933 $66,679 $5,961
Earnings per share:
Basic$1.71 $0.26 $2.12 $0.19
Diluted$1.68 $0.25 $2.09 $0.19
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic31,698 30,845 31,402 30,778
Diluted32,383 31,254 31,888 30,973


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS - Unaudited
(in thousands)
December 29,
2017
December 30,
2016
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$44,096 $52,116
Accounts receivable, net242,456 204,626
Inventories227,534 225,151
Refundable income taxes37 13,388
Prepaid expenses and other current assets17,786 22,026
Total current assets531,909 517,307
Property, plant and equipment, net370,375 372,042
Amortizing intangible assets, net830,105 849,772
Indefinite-lived intangible assets90,288 90,288
Goodwill990,238 967,326
Deferred income taxes4,152 3,970
Other assets31,278 31,838
Total assets$2,848,345 $2,832,543
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt$30,469 $31,344
Accounts payable83,517 77,896
Income taxes payable13,477 3,699
Accrued expenses81,540 72,281
Total current liabilities209,003 185,220
Long-term debt1,578,696 1,698,819
Deferred income taxes145,364 208,579
Other long-term liabilities21,901 14,686
Total liabilities1,954,964 2,107,304
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock32 31
Additional paid-in capital669,756 637,955
Treasury stock(4,654) (5,834)
Retained earnings176,068 109,087
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)52,179 (16,000)
Total stockholders’ equity893,381 725,239
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$2,848,345 $2,832,543


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS - Unaudited
(in thousands)
Year Ended
December 29,
2017
December 30,
2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income$66,679 $5,961
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization102,796 90,524
Debt related charges included in interest expense10,911 7,278
Stock-based compensation14,680 8,408
Non-cash loss on cost and equity method investments2,965 1,495
Other non-cash losses7,110 5,216
Deferred income taxes(59,212) (7,350)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable(34,597) (2,169)
Inventories(986) 22,170
Prepaid expenses and other assets4,854 (3,846)
Accounts payable4,887 (1,127)
Accrued expenses14,977 (13,935)
Income taxes payable14,293 (7,093)
Net cash provided by operating activities149,357 105,532
Cash flows from investing activities:
Acquisition of property, plant and equipment(47,301) (58,632)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment472 347
Purchase of cost and equity method investments(1,316) (3,015)
Other investing activities209 (2,000)
Net cash used in investing activities(47,936) (63,300)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Principal payments of long-term debt(178,558) (46,000)
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt50,000 57,000
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options19,324 2,821
Payment of debt issuance costs(2,360) (1,177)
Distribution of cash and cash equivalents to Nuvectra Corporation (76,256)
Purchase of non-controlling interests (6,818)
Other financing activities(75) (1,716)
Net cash used in financing activities(111,669) (72,146)
Effect of foreign currency exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents2,228 (448)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents(8,020) (30,362)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year52,116 82,478
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year$44,096 $52,116


Non-GAAP Reconciliations

Table A: Net Income and Diluted EPS Reconciliation
(in thousands except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended
December 29, 2017 December 30, 2016
Pre-Tax Net
Income
Per
Diluted
Share
Pre-Tax Net
Income
Per
Diluted
Share
As reported (GAAP)$9,916 $54,338 $1.68 $4,543 $7,933 $0.25
Adjustments:
Amortization of intangibles (excluding OOE)(a)11,099 7,854 0.24 9,411 6,646 0.21
IP related litigation (SG&A)(a)(b)1,348 876 0.03 349 227 0.01
Consolidation and optimization expenses (OOE)(a)(c)5,111 3,886 0.12 4,686 3,884 0.12
Acquisition and integration expenses (OOE)(a)(d)813 926 0.03 5,173 3,406 0.11
Asset dispositions, severance and other (OOE)(a)(e)522 475 0.01 1,874 1,301 0.04
Strategic reorganization and alignment (OOE)(a)(f)5,891 3,829 0.12
(Gain) loss on cost and equity method investments, net(a)(1,354) (880) (0.03) 1,765 1,147 0.04
Loss on extinguishment of debt(a)(g)253 164 0.01
Tax adjustments(h) (40,281) (1.24) 2,630 0.08
Adjusted (Non-GAAP)$33,599 $31,187 $0.96 $27,801 $27,174 $0.87
Diluted weighted average shares for adjusted EPS 32,383 31,254
Year Ended
December 29, 2017 December 30, 2016
Pre-Tax Net
Income
Per
Diluted
Share
Pre-Tax Net
Income
Per
Diluted
Share
As reported (GAAP)$21,827 $66,679 $2.09 $1,185 $5,961 $0.19
Adjustments:
Amortization of intangibles (excluding OOE)(a)44,174 31,255 0.98 37,862 26,771 0.86
IP related litigation (SG&A)(a)(b)4,375 2,844 0.09 3,040 1,976 0.06
Consolidation and optimization expenses (OOE)(a)(c)13,349 10,529 0.33 26,490 21,582 0.69
Acquisition and integration expenses (OOE)(a)(d)10,870 7,202 0.22 28,316 18,554 0.59
Asset dispositions, severance and other (OOE)(a)(e)7,182 4,808 0.15 6,931 5,760 0.18
Strategic reorganization and alignment (OOE)(a)(f)5,891 3,829 0.12
Loss on cost and equity method investments, net(a)1,565 1,017 0.03 833 541 0.02
Loss on extinguishment of debt(a)(g)3,525 2,291 0.07
Nuvectra results prior to spin-off(a)(j) 4,037 2,624 0.08
Tax adjustments(h) (40,281) (1.26) (154)
Adjusted (Non-GAAP)$112,758 $90,173 $2.81 $108,694 $83,615 $2.68
Diluted weighted average shares for adjusted EPS(i) 32,056 31,222


(a)The difference between pre-tax and net income amounts is the estimated tax impact related to the respective adjustment. Net income amounts are computed using a 35% U.S. tax rate, and the statutory tax rates in Mexico, Germany, France, Netherlands, Uruguay, Ireland and Switzerland, as adjusted for the existence of net operating losses. Expenses that are not deductible for tax purposes (i.e. permanent tax differences) are added back at 100%.
(b)In 2013, we filed suit against AVX Corporation alleging they were infringing our intellectual property. Given the complexity and significant costs incurred pursuing this litigation, we are excluding these litigation expenses from adjusted amounts. This matter proceeded to trial during the first quarter of 2016 and a federal jury awarded the Company $37.5 million in damages. To date, no gains have been recognized in connection with this litigation.
(c)During 2017 and 2016, we incurred costs primarily related to the transfer of our Beaverton, OR portable medical and Plymouth, MN vascular manufacturing operations to Tijuana, Mexico, the closure of our Arvada, CO site and the consolidation of our two Galway, Ireland sites. In addition, 2017 costs also include expenses related to the closure of our Clarence, NY facility.
(d)Reflects acquisition and integration costs related to the acquisition of Lake Region Medical, which was acquired in October 2015.
(e)Amounts for 2017 primarily include expenses related to our CEO, CFO and Chief Human Resources Officer transitions. Amounts for 2016 primarily include legal and professional fees incurred in connection with the spin-off of Nuvectra, which was completed in March 2016.
(f)As a result of the strategic review of our customers, competitors and markets we undertook during the fourth quarter of 2017, we began to take steps to better align our resources in order to invest to grow, protect, preserve and to enhance the profitability of our portfolio of products. This will include focusing our investment in RD&E and manufacturing, improving our business processes and redirecting investments away from projects where the market does not justify the investment. As a result, during the fourth quarter we incurred charges related to the initial steps of this initiative which included lease termination charges and accelerated amortization of certain intangible assets.
(g)Represents debt extinguishment charges in connection with pre-payments made on our Term B Loan Facility during 2017, which are included in interest expense.
(h)Tax adjustments for the 2017 periods represent the net tax benefit resulting from the Tax Reform Act, which was signed into law on December 22, 2017. Tax adjustments include a discrete tax benefit related to certain transaction costs of the Lake Region Medical acquisition and the spin-off of Nuvectra in 2016 and a tax charge in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 2017 in connection with the enactment of regulations under §987 of the Internal Revenue Code, which resulted in an adjustment to our deferred tax assets.
(i)The diluted weighted average shares for adjusted EPS for the years ended December 29, 2017 and December 30, 2016 include 168,000 and 249,000, respectively, of potentially dilutive shares not included in the computation of diluted weighted average common shares for GAAP diluted EPS purposes because their effect would have been anti-dilutive in that period.
(j)Represents the results of Nuvectra prior to its spin-off on March 14, 2016.

Table B: EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 29,
2017
December 30,
2016
December 29,
2017
December 30,
2016
Net Income (GAAP)$54,338 $7,933 $66,679 $5,961
Interest expense25,435 27,875 106,460 111,270
Benefit for income taxes(44,422) (3,390) (44,852) (4,776)
Depreciation14,575 13,699 56,084 52,662
Amortization (excluding OOE)11,099 9,411 44,174 37,862
EBITDA (Non-GAAP)61,025 55,528 228,545 202,979
IP related litigation1,348 349 4,375 3,040
Stock-based compensation (excluding OOE)4,618 1,160 12,424 6,933
Consolidation and optimization expenses5,111 4,686 13,349 26,490
Acquisition and integration expenses813 5,173 10,870 28,316
Asset dispositions, severance and other522 1,874 7,182 6,931
Strategic reorganization and alignment5,891 5,891
Noncash (gain) loss on cost and equity
method investments
(868) 1,765 2,965 1,495
Nuvectra results prior to spin-off(a)
3,665
Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)$78,460 $70,535 $285,601 $279,849


(a)Represents the results of Nuvectra prior to its spin-off on March 14, 2016.


Table C: Organic Sales Growth Rate Reconciliation (% Change)

GAAP
Reported
Growth
Impact of
Nuvectra

prior to
Spin-off(a)
Impact of
Foreign
Currency(b)
Non-GAAP
Organic
Growth
QTD Change (4Q 2017 vs. 4Q 2016)
Medical Sales
Cardio & Vascular11.9% (0.8)% 11.1%
Cardiac & Neuromodulation0.7% 0.7%
Advanced Surgical, Orthopedics & Portable Medical11.0% (2.2)% 8.8%
Total Medical Sales7.9% (1.0)% 6.9%
Non-Medical Sales30.3% 30.3%
Total Sales8.6% (1.0)% 7.6%
YTD Change (2017 vs. 2016)
Medical Sales
Cardio & Vascular9.4% (0.2)% 9.2%
Cardiac & Neuromodulation(2.5)% 0.2% (2.3)%
Advanced Surgical, Orthopedics & Portable Medical6.1% (0.4)% 5.7%
Total Medical Sales4.4% 4.4%
Non-Medical Sales36.7% 36.7%
Total Sales5.4% (0.1)% 5.3%


(a)Cardiac & Neuromodulation sales for the first quarter of 2016 includes $1.2 million relating to Nuvectra prior to its spin-off on March 14, 2016. This amount is excluded from prior year amounts when calculating Non-GAAP organic percentage growth.
(b)Fourth quarter and year-to-date 2017 sales were positively impacted by approximately $3.4 million and $2.4 million, respectively, due to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, primarily in our Cardio & Vascular and Advanced Surgical, Orthopedics & Portable Medical product lines.

Table D: Non-GAAP Organic Growth Rate Reconciliation (% Change)

GAAP
Reported
Growth
Impact of
Non-GAAP
Adjustment(a)
Impact of
Foreign
Currency(b)
Non-GAAP
Organic
Growth
QTD Change (4Q 2017 vs. 4Q 2016)
EBITDA9.9% 1.3% 6.1% 17.3%
Net IncomeNM 14.8% 13.5% 28.3%
Diluted EPSNM 10.3% 13.8% 24.1%
YTD Change (2017 vs. 2016)
EBITDA12.6% (10.5)% 5.3% 7.4%
Net IncomeNM 7.8% 15.1% 22.9%
Diluted EPSNM 4.9% 14.7% 19.6%

(a)Represents the impact to our growth rate from our Non-GAAP adjustments. See Tables A and B for further detail on these items.
(b)Represents the impact to our growth rate of the $3.7 million foreign currency exchange loss increase ($3.0 million net of tax, $0.09 per diluted share) for the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to the fourth quarter of 2016 and $14.6 million foreign currency exchange loss increase ($11.7 million net of tax, $0.37 per diluted share) for the year ended December 29, 2017 compared to the year ended December 30, 2016. These amounts are reported in other (income) expense, net in the consolidated statement of operations.
(NM)Calculated change not meaningful.

Table E: Supplemental Financial Items Affecting Cash Flow

(dollars in millions)

2018
Outlook
2017
Actual
Capital Expenditures $50 - $55 $47
Depreciation and Amortization $106 - $108 $103
Stock-Based Compensation $10 - $12 $15
Other Operating Expense $10 - $15 $37
Adjusted Effective Tax Rate 20% - 25% 20%
Cash Tax Payments $13 - $15 $9


Source:Integer Holdings Corporation