Applied Materials Announces Solid Second Quarter Results

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Applied Materials Announces Solid Second Quarter Results

  • Orders of $2.53 billion up 29% quarter over quarter with increases in all segments
  • Net sales of $2.30 billion up 24% quarter over quarter led by Silicon and Display segments
  • Earnings per share of $0.20 and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.22

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), the global leader in Nanomanufacturing Technology(TM) solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar industries, today reported results for its second quarter of fiscal 2010 ended May 2, 2010. Applied generated net sales of $2.30 billion, operating profit of $386 million, and net income of $264 million or $0.20 per share. Non-GAAP net income was $292 million or $0.22 per share.

"Applied's stronger second quarter results were led by revenue and profitability gains in our silicon and flat panel display businesses," said Mike Splinter, chairman and chief executive officer. "Global demand for computing and consumer electronics is giving our customers the confidence to make significant capacity additions, fueling what we believe will be a multiyear growth cycle. During the quarter, we announced a 17 percent increase in our quarterly dividend and resumed our stock repurchase program."

"Our results were at the high end of our expectations despite an inventory charge for thin film solar equipment that lowered the gross profit margin by 3.6 percentage points or approximately $0.04 per share," said George Davis, chief financial officer.

Financial Results Summary

Q2 FY 2010 Q1 FY 2010 Q2 FY 2009
GAAP Results
Net sales $2.30 billion $1.85 billion $1.02 billion
Net income (loss) $264 million $83 million ($255 million)
Earnings (loss) per share $0.20 $0.06 ($0.19)
Non-GAAP Results
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $292 million $179 million ($164 million)
Non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share $0.22 $0.13 ($0.12)

Fiscal year 2010 is a 53-week year with 14 weeks in the first quarter.

The non-GAAP results exclude the impact of the following, where applicable: restructuring and asset impairments, certain acquisition-related costs, investment impairments, and amounts associated with the resolution of income tax audits. Effective the first quarter of fiscal 2010, the non-GAAP results no longer exclude the impact of equity-based compensation. A reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided in the financial statements included in this release.

Reportable Segment Results

Silicon had new orders of $1.42 billion, net sales of $1.40 billion and operating income of $498 million. The net sales increase of 45 percent over the first quarter reflected higher shipments to foundry and DRAM customers along with the addition of Semitool. New order composition was: DRAM 41 percent, foundry 37 percent, logic and other 12 percent, and flash 10 percent.

Applied Global Services (AGS) had new orders of $483 million. Net sales were $456 million, up 7 percent sequentially, and operating income was $90 million.

The Display group had new orders of $256 million, net sales of $270 million and operating income of $90 million. Net sales more than doubled over the first quarter primarily driven by Generation 8.5 system shipments.

The Energy and Environmental Solutions (EES) group had new orders of $378 million. Net sales were $166 million, down 48 percent from the first quarter, primarily due to lower thin film revenue. EES had an operating loss of $145 million, which included an $83 million inventory charge related to thin film solar manufacturing equipment.

Additional Quarterly Financial Information

  • Gross margin was 40.4 percent.
  • Operating cash flow was $527 million for the quarter or 23 percent of sales.
  • Cash dividend payments totaled $81 million.
  • The company used $100 million to repurchase 7.6 million shares of its common stock.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and investments ended the quarter at $3.57 billion.
  • The effective tax rate was 31.8 percent.
  • Backlog increased by $59 million to $2.99 billion and included negative backlog adjustments of $184 million.

Business Outlook

For the third quarter of fiscal 2010, Applied expects net sales to be in the range of down two percent to up five percent quarter over quarter. The company expects non-GAAP EPS to be in the range of $0.22 to $0.26 which excludes known charges related to completed acquisitions of approximately $0.01 per share. This outlook does not take into account other non-GAAP adjustments that may arise subsequent to this release.

On March 30, 2010, Applied raised its fiscal year net sales outlook to growth of more than 60 percent over fiscal 2009.

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 Materials 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 http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.appliedmaterials.com&esheet=6294973&lan=en_US&anchor=www.appliedmaterials.com&index=1&md5=f00b1419084ffb3f6ac98697257f27e5.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Applied's performance, growth opportunities, third quarter and fiscal year 2010 business outlooks, industry outlooks, and customers' investments. Forward-looking statements may contain words such as "expect," "believe," "may," "can," "should," "will," "forecast," "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, customers' ability to acquire affordable capital, 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; Applied's ability to (i) develop, deliver and support a broad range of products, expand its markets and develop new markets, (ii) timely implement effective cost reduction programs, realize expected benefits, and 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) realize synergies from, and successfully commercialize technologies acquired in, business acquisitions, (vi) maintain effective internal controls and procedures, (vii) obtain and protect intellectual property rights in key technologies, (viii) attract, motivate and retain key employees, and (ix) accurately forecast future operating and financial results, which depends on multiple assumptions related to, without limitation, market conditions 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 Nanomanufacturing Technology(TM) solutions with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, services and software products for the fabrication of semiconductor chips, flat panel displays, solar photovoltaic cells, flexible electronics and energy-efficient glass. At Applied Materials, we apply Nanomanufacturing Technology to improve the way people live. Learn more at http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.appliedmaterials.com&esheet=6294973&lan=en_US&anchor=www.appliedmaterials.com&index=2&md5=77f869b1d6074239ebda2ef2aa76da0d.

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
May 2, April 26, May 2, April 26,

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

2010 2009 2010 2009
Net sales $ 2,295,540 $ 1,020,077 $ 4,144,442 $ 2,353,473
Cost of products sold 1,368,648 864,558 2,506,366 1,806,378
Gross profit 926,892 155,519 1,638,076 547,095
Operating expenses:
Research, development and engineering 305,928 236,335 574,931 465,875
General and administrative 125,779 101,080 250,578 242,321
Marketing and selling 100,420 84,678 197,615 168,793
Restructuring and asset impairments 8,968 26,709 112,812 159,481
Income (loss) from operations 385,797 (293,283 ) 502,140 (489,375 )
Pre-tax loss of equity method investment

--

19,175

--

34,983

Impairment of equity method investment and strategic investments

3,671 77,081 4,861 77,081
Interest expense 5,206 5,058 10,266 11,052
Interest income 10,132 11,789 18,773 27,024
Income (loss) before income taxes 387,052 (382,808 ) 505,786 (585,467 )
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 123,048 (127,418 ) 159,031 (197,143 )
Net income (loss) $ 264,004 $ (255,390 ) $ 346,755 $ (388,324 )
Earnings (loss) per share:
Basic $ 0.20 $ (0.19 ) $ 0.26 $ (0.29 )
Diluted $ 0.20 $ (0.19 ) $ 0.26 $ (0.29 )
Weighted average number of shares:
Basic 1,344,617 1,331,729 1,343,229 1,330,476
Diluted 1,352,436 1,331,729 1,350,802 1,330,476
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
May 2, October 25,

(In thousands)

2010 2009
(unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,596,429 $ 1,576,381
Short-term investments 738,433 638,349

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $73,297 and $67,313 at 2010 and 2009, respectively

1,437,746 1,041,495
Inventories 1,690,445 1,627,457
Deferred income taxes, net 432,735 356,336
Income taxes receivable

--

184,760
Other current assets 277,506 264,169
Total current assets 6,173,294 5,688,947
Long-term investments 1,230,214 1,052,165
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,083,525 1,090,433
Goodwill 1,336,426 1,170,932
Purchased technology and other intangible assets, net 346,228 306,416
Deferred income taxes and other assets 280,062 265,350
Total assets $ 10,449,749 $ 9,574,243
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt $

1,803

$

1,240
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 1,440,225

1,061,502

Customer deposits and deferred revenue 980,658 864,280
Income taxes payable 153,134 12,435
Total current liabilities 2,575,820 1,939,457
Long-term debt 204,847 200,654
Employee benefits and other liabilities 348,001 339,524
Total liabilities 3,128,668 2,479,635
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 13,430 13,409
Additional paid-in capital 5,348,780 5,195,437
Retained earnings 11,106,136 10,934,004
Treasury stock (9,146,562 ) (9,046,562 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (703 ) (1,680 )
Total stockholders' equity 7,321,081 7,094,608
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 10,449,749 $ 9,574,243
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Six Months Ended

May 2,

April 26,

(In thousands)

2010

2009

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss) $ 346,755 $ (388,324 )
Adjustments required to reconcile net income (loss) to cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 163,178 146,108
Loss on fixed asset retirements 11,658 7,002
Provision for bad debts 6,000 62,539
Restructuring and asset impairments 112,812 159,481
Deferred income taxes (74,546 ) 35,927
Net recognized loss on investments 9,247 10,915
Pretax loss of equity-method investment -- 34,983
Impairment of investments 4,861 77,081
Equity-based compensation 62,330 72,780
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of amounts acquired:
Accounts receivable (364,290 ) 714,096
Inventories (1,150 ) 85,993
Other current assets (1,514 ) 13,411
Other assets (9,521 ) (1,144 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 211,683 (649,976 )
Customer deposits and deferred revenue 110,519 (262,760 )
Income taxes 322,939 (246,739 )
Employee benefits and other liabilities (12,125 ) 27,710
Cash provided by (used in) operating activities 898,836 (100,917 )
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures (97,874 ) (128,099 )
Cash paid for acquisition, net of cash acquired (322,599 ) --
Proceeds from sales and maturities of investments 539,515 925,485
Purchases of investments (828,582 ) (486,527 )
Cash provided by (used in) investing activities (709,540 ) 310,859
Cash flows from financing activities:
Debt repayments, net (5,320 ) (323 )
Proceeds from common stock issuances 97,141 27,633
Common stock repurchases (100,000 ) (22,906 )
Payment of dividends to stockholders (161,069 ) (159,736 )
Cash used in financing activities (169,248 ) (155,332 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents -- 742
Increase in cash and cash equivalents 20,048 55,352
Cash and cash equivalents -- beginning of period 1,576,381 1,411,624
Cash and cash equivalents -- end of period $ 1,596,429 $ 1,466,976
Supplemental cash flow information:
Cash payments (refunds) for income taxes $ (97,764 ) $ 83,128
Cash payments for interest $ 7,195 $ 7,211

Reportable Segment Results

Q2 FY 2010 Q1 FY 2010 Q2 FY 2009

(In millions)

New
Orders

Net
Sales

Operating
Income
(Loss)

New
Orders

Net
Sales

Operating
Income
(Loss)

New
Orders

Net
Sales

Operating
Income
(Loss)

Silicon $1,416 $1,404 $498 $1,135 $970 $306 $259 $260 ($82)
AGS $483 $456 $90 $474 $426 $63 $236 $319 ($1)
Display $256 $270 $90 $126 $132 $25 $13 $84 ($3)
EES $378 $166 ($145) $230 $321 ($36) $141 $357 ($91)
Corporate-unallocated expenses $-- $-- ($147) $-- $-- ($242) $-- $-- ($116)
Consolidated $2,533 $2,296 $386 $1,965 $1,849 $116 $649 $1,020 ($293)

Effective in the first quarter of fiscal 2010, Applied changed its methodology for allocating certain expenses to its reportable segments. Applied has reclassified segment operating results for the three months ended April 26, 2009 to conform to the fiscal 2010 presentation.

Additional Information

Q2 FY 2010 Q1 FY 2010 Q2 FY 2009
New Orders and Net Sales by Geography

(In $ millions)

New
Orders

Net
Sales

New
Orders

Net
Sales

New
Orders

Net
Sales

North America 300 230 256 241 128 212
% of Total 12 10 13 13 20 21
Europe 156 165 146 310 124 231
% of Total 6 7 7 17 19 23
Japan 158 233 178 174 101 155
% of Total 6 10 9 9 16 15
Korea 561 632 387 331 83 96
% of Total 22 28 20 18 13 9
Taiwan 655 699 658 514 127 162
% of Total 26 30 34 28 19 16
Southeast Asia 152 105 125 136 60 41
% of Total 6 5 6 7 9 4
China 551 232 215 143 26 123
% of Total 22 10 11 8 4 12
Employees
Regular Full Time 13,000 13,000* 13,000

* Reflects acquisition of Semitool Inc. in the first quarter of fiscal 2010

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP RESULTS
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
May 2, January 31, April 26, May 2, April 26,

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

2010 2010 2009 2010 2009

Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss)

Reported net income (loss) (GAAP basis) $ 264,004 $ 82,751 $ (255,390 ) $ 346,755 $ (388,324 )

Certain items associated with acquisitions 1

30,242 25,962 24,824 56,204 50,849
Semitool deal cost

-

9,860

-

9,860

-

Restructuring and asset impairments 2,3,4 8,968 103,844 26,709 112,812 159,481

Impairment of equity method investment and strategic investments

3,671 1,190 77,081 4,861 77,081

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments and resolution of audits of prior years' income tax filings

(14,701 ) (44,607 ) (37,072 ) (59,308 ) (90,601 )
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ 292,184 $ 179,000 $ (163,848 ) $ 471,184 $ (191,514 )

Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) Per Diluted Share

Reported net income (loss) per diluted share (GAAP basis)

$ 0.20 $ 0.06 $ (0.19 ) $ 0.26 $ (0.29 )
Certain items associated with acquisitions 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.03
Semitool deal cost

-

0.01

-

0.01

-

Restructuring and asset impairments

-

0.05 0.01 0.05 0.08

Impairment of equity method investment and strategic investments

-

-

0.05

-

0.05
Resolution of audits of prior years' income tax filings

-

-

(0.01

)

-

(0.01 )
Non-GAAP net income (loss) - per diluted share $ 0.22 $ 0.13 $ (0.12 ) $ 0.35 $ (0.14 )
Shares used in diluted shares calculation 1,352,436 1,349,567 1,331,729 1,350,802 1,330,476

1 These items are incremental charges attributable to acquisitions consisting of inventory fair value adjustments on products sold and amortization of purchased intangible assets.

2 Results for the three and six months ended May 2, 2010 included asset impairment charges of $9 million related to a facility held for sale.

3 Results for the three months ended January 31, 2010 and the six months ended May 2, 2010 included restructuring charges of $104 million associated with a restructuring program announced on November 11, 2009.

4 Results for the three months ended April 26, 2009 included asset impairment charges of $15 million related to wafer cleaning equipment and restructuring charges of $12 million primarily associated with a restructuring program announced on November 12, 2008. Results for the six months ended April 26, 2009 included asset impairment charges of $15 million related to wafer cleaning equipment and restructuring charges of $145 million associated with a restructuring program announced on November 12, 2008.

Effective the first quarter of fiscal 2010, the non-GAAP results no longer exclude the impact of equity-based compensation. Previously reported non-GAAP results have been restated to conform to the fiscal 2010 presentation.

SOURCE: Applied Materials, Inc.

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