Financial News Release

Applied Materials Delivers the Best Quarter in Its 50-Year History
  • Record revenue of $3.74 billion up 33% year over year
  • Record EPS of $0.85 up 85% year over year, and non-GAAP EPS of $0.86 up 72% year over year
  • Expects continued revenue and EPS growth in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), which celebrates its fiftieth corporate anniversary on November 10, today reported record results in its third quarter ended July 30, 2017.

Compared to the same period last year, the company grew net sales by 33 percent to $3.74 billion; increased gross margin by 3.1 points to 45.4 percent; grew operating margin by 6.2 points to 27.3 percent; and increased earnings per share (EPS) by 85 percent to $0.85. On a non-GAAP adjusted basis, the company increased gross margin by 2.9 points to 46.6 percent, grew operating margin by 5.9 points to 28.7 percent, and increased EPS by 72 percent to $0.86.

The company generated a record $1.37 billion in cash from operations, which represented 36 percent of revenue, and returned $482 million to shareholders through stock repurchases and cash dividends.

“With revenue and profits at all-time highs, Applied has tremendous momentum and a very positive outlook for the future,” said Gary Dickerson, president and CEO. “Our markets are growing with a broader set of demand drivers, and the breadth of Applied’s technology enables us to play a larger and more valuable role advancing the innovation roadmap in semiconductor and display.”

Quarterly Results Summary

           
  Q3 FY2017   Q3 FY2016   Change
  (In millions, except per share amounts and percentages)
Net sales $ 3,744     $ 2,821     33 %
Gross margin 45.4 %   42.3 %   3.1 points
Operating margin 27.3 %   21.1 %   6.2 points
Net income $ 925     $ 505     83 %
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.85     $ 0.46     85 %
Non-GAAP Adjusted Results                    
Non-GAAP adjusted gross margin 46.6 %   43.7 %   2.9 points
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin 28.7 %   22.8 %   5.9 points
Non-GAAP adjusted net income $ 927     $ 550     69 %
Non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS $ 0.86     $ 0.50     72 %
                     

A reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted results is provided in the financial tables included in this release. See also “Use of Non-GAAP Adjusted Financial Measures” section.

Business Outlook

In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, Applied expects net sales to be in the range of $3.85 billion to $4.0 billion; the midpoint of the range would be an increase of approximately 19 percent, year over year. Non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.86 to $0.94; the midpoint of the range would be an increase of approximately 36 percent, year over year.

This outlook for non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS excludes known charges related to completed acquisitions of $0.04 per share, but does not reflect any items that are unknown at this time, such as any additional charges related to acquisitions or other non-operational or unusual items, as well as other tax related items, which we are not able to predict without unreasonable efforts due to their inherent uncertainty.

Third Quarter Reportable Segment Information

Semiconductor Systems Q3 FY2017   Q3 FY2016
  (In millions, except percentages)
Net sales $ 2,532     $ 1,786  
Foundry 39 %   37 %
DRAM 15 %   11 %
Flash 38 %   41 %
Logic and other 8 %   11 %
Operating income 874     511  
Operating margin 34.5 %   28.6 %
Non-GAAP Adjusted Results              
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $ 920     $ 556  
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin 36.3 %   31.1 %


Applied Global Services Q3 FY2017   Q3 FY2016
  (In millions, except percentages)
Net sales $ 786     $ 657  
Operating income 213     175  
Operating margin 27.1 %   26.6 %
Non-GAAP Adjusted Results              
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $ 215     $ 176  
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin 27.4 %   26.8 %


Display and Adjacent Markets Q3 FY2017   Q3 FY2016
  (In millions, except percentages)
Net sales $ 410     $ 313  
Operating income 91     63  
Operating margin 22.2 %   20.1 %
Non-GAAP Adjusted Results              
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $ 93     $ 63  
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin 22.7 %   20.1 %
           

Use of Non-GAAP Adjusted Financial Measures

Applied provides investors with certain non-GAAP adjusted financial measures, which are adjusted to exclude the impact of certain costs, expenses, gains and losses, including certain items related to mergers and acquisitions; restructuring charges and any associated adjustments; impairments of assets, or investments; gain or loss on sale of strategic investments; income tax items and certain other discrete adjustments. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP are provided in the financial tables included in this release.

Management uses these non-GAAP adjusted financial measures to evaluate the company’s operating and financial performance and for planning purposes, and as performance measures in its executive compensation program. Applied believes these measures enhance an overall understanding of our performance and 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 on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our ongoing operating performance. There are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because the non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies, and may exclude certain items that may have a material impact upon our reported financial results. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures 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. A replay will be available on the website beginning at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time today.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including those regarding anticipated growth and trends in our businesses and markets, industry outlooks, technology transitions, our business and financial performance and market share positions, our capital allocation, our development of new products and technologies, our business outlook for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, and other statements that are not historical facts. These statements and their underlying assumptions are subject to risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements include, without limitation: the level of demand for our products; global economic and industry conditions; consumer demand for electronic products; the demand for semiconductors; customers’ technology and capacity requirements; the introduction of new and innovative technologies, and the timing of technology transitions; our ability to develop, deliver and support new products and technologies; the concentrated nature of our customer base;  our ability to expand our current markets, increase market share and develop new markets; market acceptance of existing and newly developed products; our ability to obtain and protect intellectual property rights in key technologies; our ability to achieve the objectives of operational and strategic initiatives, align our resources and cost structure with business conditions, and attract, motivate and retain key employees; the variability of operating expenses and results among products and segments, and our ability to accurately forecast future results, market conditions, customer requirements and business needs; and other risks and uncertainties described in our SEC filings, including our most recent Forms 10-Q and 8-K. All forward-looking statements are based on management’s current estimates, projections and assumptions, and we assume no obligation to update them.

About Applied Materials

Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.

Contact:

Ricky Gradwohl (editorial/media) 408.235.4676
Michael Sullivan (financial community) 408.986.7977



APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
(In millions, except per share amounts) July 30,
 2017
  July 31,
 2016
  July 30,
 2017
  July 31,
 2016
Net sales $ 3,744     $ 2,821     $ 10,568     $ 7,528  
Cost of products sold 2,044     1,629     5,823     4,416  
Gross profit 1,700     1,192     4,745     3,112  
Operating expenses:              
Research, development and engineering 454     386     1,308     1,146  
Marketing and selling 117     107     351     315  
General and administrative 106     103     316     276  
Total operating expenses 677     596     1,975     1,737  
Income from operations 1,023     596     2,770     1,375  
Interest expense 59     38     141     117  
Interest and other income, net 14     6     28     15  
Income before income taxes 978     564     2,657     1,273  
Provision for income taxes 53     59     205     162  
Net income $ 925     $ 505     $ 2,452     $ 1,111  
Earnings per share:              
Basic $ 0.86     $ 0.47     $ 2.28     $ 1.00  
Diluted $ 0.85     $ 0.46     $ 2.26     $ 0.99  
Weighted average number of shares:              
Basic 1,071     1,083     1,076     1,115  
Diluted 1,083     1,093     1,087     1,123  


APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
 
(In millions) July 30,
 2017
  October 30,
 2016
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,278     $ 3,406  
Short-term investments 1,953     343  
Accounts receivable, net 2,258     2,279  
Inventories 2,876     2,050  
Other current assets 366     275  
Total current assets 12,731     8,353  
Long-term investments 1,059     929  
Property, plant and equipment, net 996     937  
Goodwill 3,357     3,316  
Purchased technology and other intangible assets, net 461     575  
Deferred income taxes and other assets1 474     460  
Total assets $ 19,078     $ 14,570  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable, notes payable and accrued expenses 2,255     2,256  
Customer deposits and deferred revenue 2,116     1,376  
Total current liabilities 4,371     3,632  
Long-term debt1 5,303     3,125  
Other liabilities 688     596  
Total liabilities 10,362     7,353  
Total stockholders’ equity 8,716     7,217  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 19,078     $ 14,570  
 
1 Balances reflect the effects of the retrospective adoption of the authoritative guidance in the first quarter of fiscal 2017, which required debt issuance costs to be presented as a direct reduction from the carrying amount of the related debt liability. These amounts were originally recorded under Other Assets.



APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
(In millions) Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
July 30,
 2017
  July 31,
 2016
July 30,
 2017
  July 31,
 2016
Cash flows from operating activities:              
Net income $ 925     $ 505     $ 2,452     $ 1,111  
Adjustments required to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:              
Depreciation and amortization 102     97     302     289  
Share-based compensation 55     48     162     150  
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation (3 )   (5 )   (51 )   (18 )
Deferred income taxes (3 )   21     6     14  
Other 6     5     15     20  
Net change in operating assets and liabilities 284     310     24     103  
Cash provided by operating activities 1,366     981     2,910     1,669  
Cash flows from investing activities:              
Capital expenditures (80 )   (50 )   (221 )   (165 )
Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired (30 )   3     (56 )   (5 )
Proceeds from sales and maturities of investments 935     208     1,822     681  
Purchases of investments (1,174 )   (483 )   (3,542 )   (947 )
Cash used in investing activities (349 )   (322 )   (1,997 )   (436 )
Cash flows from financing activities:              
Debt borrowings, net of issuance costs         2,176      
Debt repayments (205 )   (2 )   (205 )   (1,207 )
Proceeds from common stock issuances and others 1         47     44  
Common stock repurchases (375 )   (196 )   (787 )   (1,721 )
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation 3     5     51     18  
Payments of dividends to stockholders (107 )   (108 )   (323 )   (336 )
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities (683 )   (301 )   959     (3,202 )
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 334     358     1,872     (1,969 )
Cash and cash equivalents — beginning of period 4,944     2,470     3,406     4,797  
Cash and cash equivalents — end of period $ 5,278     $ 2,828     $ 5,278     $ 2,828  
Supplemental cash flow information:              
Cash payments for income taxes $ 103     $ 49     $ 168     $ 144  
Cash refunds from income taxes $ 9     $ 1     $ 17     $ 104  
Cash payments for interest $ 35     $ 34     $ 110     $ 110  
                               


APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
   
Corporate and Other  
(In millions) Q3 FY2017   Q3 FY2016
Unallocated net sales $ 16     $ 65  
Unallocated cost of products sold and expenses (116 )   (170 )
Share-based compensation (55 )   (48 )
Total $ (155 )   $ (153 )
 
Additional Information  
  Q3 FY2017    Q3 FY2016 
Net Sales by Geography (In millions)              
United States    359       289  
% of Total   10 %     10 %
Europe    191       124  
% of Total   5 %     5 %
Japan    444       321  
% of Total   12 %     11 %
Korea    1,265       472  
% of Total   34 %     17 %
Taiwan    607       741  
% of Total   16 %     26 %
Southeast Asia   104        303  
% of Total   2 %     11  %
China   774        571  
% of Total   21 %     20 %
             
Employees (In thousands)            
Regular Full Time   17.6       15.2  

 

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED RESULTS
 
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
(In millions, except percentages) July 30,
 2017
  July 31,
 2016
  July 30,
 2017
  July 31,
 2016
Non-GAAP Adjusted Gross Profit              
Reported gross profit - GAAP basis $ 1,700     $ 1,192     $ 4,745     $ 3,112  
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 44     42     127     125  
Inventory reversals related to restructuring2     (1 )       (2 )
Non-GAAP adjusted gross profit $ 1,744     $ 1,233     $ 4,872     $ 3,235  
Non-GAAP adjusted gross margin 46.6 %   43.7 %   46.1 %   43.0 %
Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income              
Reported operating income - GAAP basis $ 1,023     $ 596     $ 2,770     $ 1,375  
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 49     47     142     141  
Acquisition integration costs 1     2     3     2  
Reversals related to restructuring, net2     (1 )       (3 )
Other gains, losses or charges, net         (3 )    
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $ 1,073     $ 644     $ 2,912     $ 1,515  
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin 28.7 %   22.8 %   27.6 %   20.1 %
Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income              
Reported net income - GAAP basis $ 925     $ 505     $ 2,452     $ 1,111  
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 49     47     142     141  
Acquisition integration costs 1     2     3     2  
Reversals related to restructuring, net2     (1 )       (3 )
Impairment (gain on sale) of strategic investments, net (1 )       4     (3 )
Loss on early extinguishment of debt 5         5     5  
Other gains, losses or charges, net         (3 )    
Reinstatement of federal R&D tax credit, resolution of prior years’ income tax filings and other tax items3 (46 )   1     (68 )   (12 )
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments4 (6 )   (4 )   (15 )   (13 )
Non-GAAP adjusted net income $ 927     $ 550     $ 2,520     $ 1,228  


1 These items are incremental charges attributable to completed acquisitions, consisting of amortization of purchased intangible assets.
   
2 Results for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2016 included favorable adjustments associated with the cost reductions in the solar business.
   
3 Results for the three and nine months ended July 30, 2017 included the recognition of previously unrecognized foreign tax credits.
   
4 These amounts represent non-GAAP adjustments above multiplied by the effective tax rate within the jurisdictions that the adjustments affect.


APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED RESULTS
 
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
(In millions, except per share amounts) July 30,
 2017
  July 31,
 2016
  July 30,
 2017
  July 31,
 2016
Non-GAAP Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share              
Reported earnings per diluted share - GAAP basis $ 0.85     $ 0.46     $ 2.26     $ 0.99  
Certain items associated with acquisitions 0.04     0.04     0.12     0.11  
Reinstatement of federal R&D tax credit, resolution of prior years’ income tax filings and other tax items (0.04 )       (0.06 )   (0.01 )
Other gains, losses or charges, net 0.01              
Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per diluted share $ 0.86     $ 0.50     $ 2.32     $ 1.09  
Weighted average number of diluted shares 1,083     1,093     1,087     1,123  



APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED RESULTS
 
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
(In millions, except percentages) July 30,
 2017
  July 31,
 2016
  July 30,
 2017
  July 31,
 2016
Semiconductor Systems Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income              
Reported operating income - GAAP basis $ 874     $ 511     $ 2,372     $ 1,140  
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 46     45     138     138  
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $ 920     $ 556     $ 2,510     $ 1,278  
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin 36.3 %   31.1 %   35.4 %   26.9 %
AGS Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income              
Reported operating income - GAAP basis $ 213     $ 175     $ 585     $ 489  
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 1     1     1     1  
Acquisition integration costs 1         3      
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $ 215     $ 176     $ 589     $ 490  
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin 27.4 %   26.8 %   26.9 %   25.8 %
Display and Adjacent Markets Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income              
Reported operating income - GAAP basis $ 91     $ 63     $ 290     $ 142  
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 2         2      
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $ 93     $ 63     $ 292     $ 142  
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin 22.7 %   20.1 %   23.9 %   18.8 %


1 These items are incremental charges attributable to completed acquisitions, consisting of amortization of purchased intangible assets.
   
Note: The reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted segment results above does not include certain revenues, costs of products sold and operating expenses that are reported within corporate and other and included in consolidated operating income.

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