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Q2 2012 Applied Materials Inc Earnings Conference Call

Thursday, May 17, 2012 4:30 p.m. ET  

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Applied Materials Delivers Strong Second Quarter Results

  • Silicon Systems Group performance drives strong sequential growth in orders and net sales 

  • Non-GAAP EPS of 27 cents at high end of outlook; GAAP EPS of 22 cents 

  • Updates full-year outlook for net sales and non-GAAP EPS to high end of previous range 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 17, 2012 - Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), the global leader in providing manufacturing solutions for the semiconductor, display and solar industries, today reported results for its second quarter of fiscal 2012 ended April 29, 2012.

Applied generated orders of $2.77 billion and net sales of $2.54 billion. Non-GAAP operating income was $490 million, and non-GAAP net income was $349 million or 27 cents per share. GAAP operating income was $409 million, and GAAP net income was $289 million or 22 cents per share.

"Our strong performance in the quarter was driven by growing global demand for mobile products such as smartphones and tablets," said Mike Splinter, chairman and chief executive officer. "Applied's semiconductor products are enabling the next generation of more powerful and feature-rich devices."

"Applied delivered profitability at the high end of our expectations and increased operating cash flow to 24 percent of net sales," said George Davis, chief financial officer. "During the quarter, we announced a 13-percent dividend increase, established a new three-year $3 billion share repurchase program, and used $200 million to repurchase over 16 million shares of our common stock."

Quarterly Financial Results Summary

GAAP Results Q2 FY2012 Q1 FY2012 Q2 FY2011
Net sales $2.54 billion $2.19 billion $2.86 billion
Operating income $409 million $179 million $677 million
Net income $289 million $117 million $489 million
Earnings per share (EPS) $0.22 $0.09 $0.37
Non-GAAP Results
Non-GAAP operating income $490 million $344 million $685 million
Non-GAAP net income $349 million $240 million $501 million
Non-GAAP EPS $0.27 $0.18 $0.38

During the quarter, Varian generated orders of $366 million and net sales of $333 million which were reported within the Silicon Systems Group (SSG) and Applied Global Services (AGS) segments. The business contributed approximately $0.04 to the company's non-GAAP EPS, which excluded acquisition-related charges equivalent to approximately $0.04 per share. In the prior quarter, Varian generated orders of $267 million and net sales of $202 million; the business contributed approximately $0.01 to the company's non-GAAP EPS, which excluded acquisition-related charges equivalent to approximately $0.09 per share.

Non-GAAP results exclude the impact of the following, where applicable: certain discrete tax items, restructuring and asset impairment charges and any associated adjustment related to restructuring actions, certain acquisition-related costs, investment impairments, and gain or loss on sale of facilities. A reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided in the financial statements included in this release. See also "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.

Second Quarter Reportable Segment Results and Comparisons to the Prior Quarter

Silicon Systems Group orders were $1.97 billion, up 39 percent led by increased demand from foundry customers. Net sales were $1.78 billion, up 32 percent. Non-GAAP operating income increased to $574 million or 32 percent of net sales. GAAP operating income increased to $504 million or 28 percent of net sales. New order composition was: foundry 72 percent, logic and other 12 percent, flash 12 percent, and DRAM 4 percent.

Applied Global Services orders were $650 million, up 26 percent, reflecting a thin film solar equipment order along with higher demand for semiconductor spares and services. Net sales increased slightly to $551 million. Non-GAAP operating income was essentially flat at $111 million or 20 percent of net sales. GAAP operating income was $109 million or 20 percent of net sales.

Display orders were $84 million, up $44 million from low levels. Net sales were $134 million, up 29 percent, and non-GAAP operating income increased slightly to $9 million or 7 percent of net sales, with the benefit of higher sales partially offset by a weaker product mix. GAAP operating income was $7 million or 5 percent of net sales.

Energy and Environmental Solutions (EES) orders increased to $62 million, and net sales were $79 million, down 62 percent, reflecting excess manufacturing capacity in the solar industry. The segment had a non-GAAP operating loss of $57 million and a GAAP operating loss of $63 million. Subsequent to the end of the second quarter, Applied announced a restructuring plan consistent with its goal to lower the segment's annual revenue breakeven level to $500 million in FY2013.

Additional Quarterly Financial Information and Comparisons to the Prior Quarter

  • New orders were $2.77 billion, up 38 percent. The book to bill ratio was 1.09. 

  • Ending backlog was $2.37 billion, up 10 percent. 

  • Gross margin was 42.1 percent on a non-GAAP basis, up from 40.7 percent, driven by the increase in net sales. GAAP gross margin was 39.8 percent, up from 35.9 percent. 

  • The effective income tax rate was 25.9 percent on a non-GAAP basis and 25.3 percent on a GAAP basis.  

  • Cash, cash equivalents and investments increased to $3.24 billion. 

Business Outlook

For the third quarter of fiscal 2012, Applied expects net sales to be flat to down 10 percent sequentially. The company expects non-GAAP EPS to be in the range of $0.21 to $0.29. The non-GAAP EPS outlook excludes known charges related to completed acquisitions of approximately $0.04 per share but does not exclude other non-GAAP adjustments that may arise subsequent to this release. The non-GAAP outlook includes charges related to the EES restructuring plan equivalent to approximately $0.01 per share.

For the full year, Applied is updating its previous outlook for net sales and non-GAAP EPS, provided on March 28, 2012. The company now expects net sales to be at the high end of the range of $9.1 billion to $9.5 billion, and non-GAAP EPS to be at the high end of the range of $0.85 to $0.95.  The non-GAAP EPS outlook excludes known charges related to completed acquisitions of approximately $0.23 per share but does not exclude other non-GAAP adjustments that may arise subsequent to this release. The non-GAAP EPS outlook includes charges related to the EES restructuring equivalent to approximately $0.01 per share.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Management uses non-GAAP results to evaluate the company's operating and financial performance in light of business objectives and for planning purposes. These measures are not in accordance with GAAP and may differ from non-GAAP methods of accounting and reporting used by other companies. Applied believes these measures enhance investors' ability to review the company's business from the same perspective as the company's management and facilitate comparisons of this period's results with prior periods. The presentation of this additional information should not be considered a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Webcast Information

Applied Materials will discuss these results during an earnings call that begins at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time today. A live webcast will be available at www.appliedmaterials.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Applied's performance, industry outlook, products, and business outlooks for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 and full fiscal year. Forward-looking statements may contain words such as "expect," "believe," "may," "can," "should," "will," "anticipate" or similar expressions, and include the assumptions that underlie such statements. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including but not limited to: the level of demand for Applied's products, which is subject to many factors, including uncertain global economic and industry conditions, business and consumer spending, demand for electronic products and semiconductors, government renewable energy policies and incentives, and customers' utilization rates and new technology and capacity requirements; variability of operating expenses and results among the company's segments caused by differing conditions in the served markets; the concentrated nature of Applied's customer base; Applied's ability to (i) develop, deliver and support a broad range of products, expand its markets and develop new markets, (ii) timely align its cost structure with business conditions, (iii) plan and manage its resources and production capability, including its supply chain, (iv) implement initiatives that enhance global operations and efficiencies, (v) integrate Varian's operations, product lines, technology and employees and realize synergies, (vi) obtain and protect intellectual property rights in key technologies, (vii) attract, motivate and retain key employees, and (viii) accurately forecast future operating and financial results, which depends on multiple assumptions related to, without limitation, market conditions, customer requirements and business needs; and other risks described in Applied Materials' SEC filings. All forward-looking statements are based on management's estimates, projections and assumptions as of the date hereof. The company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

About Applied Materials

Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in providing innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world. At Applied Materials, we turn today's innovations into the industries of tomorrow. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
(In millions, except per share amounts)   April 29,
2012
May 1,
2011
April 29,
2012
May 1,
2011
Net sales $ 2,541 $ 2,862 $ 4,730 $ 5,549
Cost of products sold 1,530 1,673 2,933 3,224
Gross margin 1,011 1,189 1,797 2,325
Operating expenses:
Research, development and engineering 321 297 625 567
Selling, general and administrative 281 219 584 440
Restructuring charges and asset impairments - (4 ) - (33 )
Total operating expenses 602 512 1,209 974
Income from operations 409 677 588 1,351
Impairment of strategic investments 3 - 3 -
Interest and other expenses 23 5 47 10
Interest and other income, net 4 14 8 25
Income before income taxes 387 686 546 1,366
Provision for income taxes 98 197 140 371
Net income $ 289 $ 489 $ 406 $ 995
Earnings per share:
Basic and diluted $ 0.22 $ 0.37 $ 0.31 $ 0.75
Weighted average number of shares:
Basic 1,289 1,320 1,294 1,322
Diluted 1,301 1,333 1,305 1,333

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions)   April 29,
2012
October 30,
2011
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,761 $ 5,960
Short-term investments 409 283
Accounts receivable, net 1,785 1,532
Inventories 1,594 1,701
Deferred income taxes, net 572 580
Other current assets 209 299
Total current assets 6,330 10,355
Long-term investments 1,071 931
Property, plant and equipment, net 939 866
Goodwill 3,939 1,335
Purchased technology and other intangible assets, net 1,464 211
Deferred income taxes and other assets 134 163
Total assets $ 13,877 $ 13,861
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt $ 1 $ -
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 1,466 1,520
Customer deposits and deferred revenue 1,113 1,116
Income taxes payable 86 158
Total current liabilities 2,666 2,794
Long-term debt 1,946 1,947
Employee benefits and other liabilities 562 320
Total liabilities 5,174 5,061
Total stockholders' equity 8,703 8,800
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 13,877 $ 13,861

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In millions)   Six Months Ended
April 29,
2012
May 1,
2011
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 406 $ 995
Adjustments required to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 220 128
Net loss on dispositions and fixed asset retirements 3 1
Provision for bad debts 9 -
Restructuring charges and asset impairments - (33 )
Deferred income taxes 28 (17 )
Net recognized loss on investments 10 5
Impairment of strategic investments 3 -
Share-based compensation 96 72
Net change in operating assets and liabilities, net of amounts acquired 9 (22 )
Cash provided by operating activities 784 1,129
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures (76 ) (81 )
Cash paid for acquisition, net of cash acquired (4,186 ) -
Proceeds from sale of facility - 39
Proceeds from sales and maturities of investments 560 904
Purchases of investments (714 ) (896 )
Cash used in investing activities (4,416 ) (34 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Debt repayments - (1 )
Proceeds from common stock issuances 45 59
Common stock repurchases (400 ) (268 )
Payment of dividends to stockholders (208 ) (186 )
Cash used in financing activities (563 ) (396 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (4 ) 1
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (4,199 ) 700
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period 5,960 1,858
Cash and cash equivalents - end of period $ 1,761 $ 2,558
Supplemental cash flow information:
Cash payments for income taxes $ 179 $ 556
Cash refunds from income taxes $ 4 $ 2
Cash payments for interest $ 48 $ 7

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Reportable Segment Results

Q2 FY2012 Q1 FY2012 Q2 FY2011
(In millions)   New
Orders
Net
Sales
Operating
Income
(Loss)
New
Orders
Net
Sales
Operating
Income
(Loss)
New
Orders
Net
Sales
Operating
Income
(Loss)
SSG $ 1,969 $ 1,777 $ 504 $ 1,418 $ 1,344 $ 271 $ 1,715 $ 1,453 $ 491
AGS 650 551 109 517 534 107 603 614 91
Display 84 134 7 40 104 5 255 158 31
EES 62 79 (63 ) 33 207 (23 ) 612 637 170
Corporate - - (148 ) - - (181 ) - - (106 )
Consolidated $ 2,765 $ 2,541 $ 409 $ 2,008 $ 2,189 $ 179 $ 3,185 $ 2,862 $ 677
 
 

  

Corporate Unallocated Expenses

(In millions)   Q2 FY2012 Q1 FY2012 Q2 FY2011
Restructuring charges and asset impairments, net $ - $ - $ (20 )
Share-based compensation 43 53 38
Other unallocated expenses 105 128 88
Corporate $ 148 $ 181 $ 106

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Additional Information

Q2 FY2012 Q1 FY2012 Q2 FY2011
New Orders and Net Sales by Geography
(In $ millions)   New
Orders
Net
Sales
New
Orders
Net
Sales
New
Orders
Net
Sales
North America 673 518 467 417 710 467
% of Total 24 % 20 % 23 % 19 % 22 % 16 %
Europe 271 229 209 179 246 312
% of Total 10 % 9 % 11 % 8 % 8 % 11 %
Japan 121 169 167 217 269 208
% of Total 4 % 7 % 8 % 10 % 8 % 7 %
Korea 704 750 666 628 367 299
% of Total 26 % 30 % 33 % 29 % 12 % 10 %
Taiwan 810 654 367 489 782 650
% of Total 29 % 26 % 18 % 22 % 25 % 23 %
Southeast Asia 68 64 50 79 143 185
% of Total 3 % 2 % 3 % 4 % 4 % 7 %
China 118 157 82 180 668 741
% of Total 4 % 6 % 4 % 8 % 21 % 26 %
Employees (In thousands)
Regular Full Time 14.6 14.6 13.1

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP RESULTS

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
(In millions, except per share amounts and percentages)   April 29,
2012
January 29,
2012
May 1,
2011
April 29,
2012
May 1,
2011
Non-GAAP Gross Margin
Reported gross margin (GAAP basis) 1,011 $ 786 1,189 1,797 2,325
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 59 104 9 163 18
Non-GAAP gross margin $ 1,070 $ 890 $ 1,198 $ 1,960 $ 2,343
Non-GAAP gross margin percent (% of net sales) 42 % 41 % 42 % 41 % 42 %
Non-GAAP Operating Income
Reported operating income (GAAP basis) $ 409 $ 179 $ 677 $ 588 $ 1,351
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 80 142 12 222 25
Varian deal cost 1 23 - 24 -
Restructuring charges and asset impairments2, 3 - - (4 ) - (33 )
Loss on sale of facility - - - - 1
Non-GAAP operating income $ 490 $ 344 $ 685 $ 834 $ 1,344
Non-GAAP operating margin percent (% of net sales) 19 % 16 % 24 % 18 % 24 %
Non-GAAP Net Income
Reported net income (GAAP basis) $ 289 $ 117 $ 489 $ 406 $ 995
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 80 142 12 222 25
Varian deal cost 1 23 - 24 -
Restructuring charges and asset impairments2, 3 - - (4 ) - (33 )
Impairment of strategic investments 3 - - 3 -
Loss on sale of facility - - - - 1
Reinstatement of federal R&D tax credit - - - - (13 )
Resolution of audits of prior years' income tax filings (7 ) - - (7 ) -
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments (17 ) (42 ) 4 (59 ) 10
Non-GAAP net income $ 349 $ 240 $ 501 $ 589 $ 985
Non-GAAP Earnings Per Diluted Share
Reported earnings per diluted share (GAAP basis) $ 0.22 $ 0.09 $ 0.37 $ 0.31 $ 0.75
Certain items associated with acquisitions 0.05 0.08 0.01 0.13 0.01
Varian deal cost - 0.01 - 0.01 -
Restructuring charges and asset impairments - - - - (0.01 )
Reinstatement of federal R&D tax credit and resolution of audits of prior years' income tax filings - - - - (0.01 )
Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share $ 0.27 $ 0.18 $ 0.38 $ 0.45 $ 0.74
Weighted average number of diluted shares 1,301 1,310 1,333 1,305 1,333

1  These items are incremental charges attributable to acquisitions, consisting of inventory fair value adjustments on products sold, amortization of purchased intangible assets, shared-based compensation associated with accelerated vesting and other integration costs.
2  Results for the three months ended May 1, 2011 included favorable adjustments of $8 million related to a restructuring program announced on July 21, 2010, $19 million related to a restructuring program announced on November 11, 2009, and $1 million related to a restructuring program announced on November 12, 2008, offset by asset impairment charges of $24 million related to certain intangible assets.
3  Results for the six months ended May 1, 2011 included favorable adjustments of $36 million related to a restructuring program announced on July 21, 2010, $19 million related to a restructuring program announced on November 11, 2009, and $5 million related to a restructuring program announced on November 12, 2008, offset by asset impairment charges of $27 million primarily related to certain intangible assets.

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP RESULTS

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
(In millions, except percentages)   April 29,
2012
January 29,
2012
May 1,
2011
April 29,
2012
May 1,
2011
Non-GAAP SSG Operating Income
Reported operating income (GAAP basis) $ 504 $ 271 $ 491 $ 775 $ 1,034
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 70 115 2 185 5
Non-GAAP operating income $ 574 $ 386 $ 493 $ 960 $ 1,039
Non-GAAP operating margin percent (% of net sales) 32 % 29 % 34 % 31 % 35 %
Non-GAAP AGS Operating Income
Reported operating income (GAAP basis) $ 109 $ 107 $ 91 $ 216 $ 176
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 2 6 2 8 4
Restructuring charges and asset impairments2, 3 $ - $ - $ 24 $ - $ 24
Non-GAAP operating income $ 111 $ 113 $ 117 $ 224 $ 204
Non-GAAP operating margin percent (% of net sales) 20 % 21 % 19 % 21 % 17 %
Non-GAAP Display Operating Income
Reported operating income (GAAP basis) $ 7 $ 5 $ 31 $ 12 $ 58
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 2 2 2 4 4
Non-GAAP operating income $ 9 $ 7 $ 33 $ 16 $ 62
Non-GAAP operating margin percent (% of net sales) 7 % 7 % 21 % 7 % 20 %
Non-GAAP EES Operating Income (Loss)
Reported operating income (loss) (GAAP basis) $ (63 ) $ (23 ) $ 170 $ (86 ) $ 313
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 6 6 6 12 12
Restructuring charges and asset impairments2, 3 - - (8 ) - (36 )
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) $ (57 ) $ (17 ) $ 168 $ (74 ) $ 289
Non-GAAP operating margin percent (% of net sales) (72 )% (8 )% 26 % (26 )% 26 %

1  These items are incremental charges attributable to acquisitions, consisting of inventory fair value adjustments on products sold, amortization of purchased intangible assets, shared-based compensation associated with accelerated vesting and other integration costs.
2  Results for the three months ended May 1, 2011 included favorable adjustments of $8 million related to a restructuring program announced on July 21, 2010 and asset impairment charges of $24 million related certain intangible assets.
Results for the six months ended May 1, 2011 included favorable adjustments of $36 million related to a restructuring program announced on July 21, 2010 and asset impairment charges of $24 million primarily related to certain intangible assets.

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP EFFECTIVE INCOME TAX RATE

Three Months Ended
(In millions, except percentages) April 29, 2012
Provision for income taxes (GAAP basis) (a) $ 98
Incomes tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments 17
Resolutions from audits of prior years' income tax filings 7
Non-GAAP provision for income taxes (b) $ 122
Income before income taxes (GAAP basis) (c) $ 387
Certain items associated with acquisitions 80
Varian deal cost 1
Impairment of strategic investments 3
Non-GAAP income before income taxes (d) $ 471
Effective income tax rate (GAAP basis) (a/c) 25.3 %
Non-GAAP income effective tax rate (b/d) 25.9 %

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