Advanced Energy Announces Fourth Quarter Results
  • Revenue of $113 million
  • Non-GAAP EPS of $0.16 per diluted share
  • Generated $19 million in cash during the fourth quarter
  • Generated $111 million in cash during fiscal 2012

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Feb. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012. The company posted fourth quarter sales of $113.0 million compared to $117.5 million in the third quarter of 2012 and $112.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Income from continuing operations was $4.9 million or $0.13 per diluted share. On a non-GAAP basis, income from continuing operations was $6.2 million or $0.16 per diluted share. The non-GAAP measures exclude a $2.0 million restructuring charge taken in the fourth quarter. A reconciliation of non-GAAP income from continuing operations and earnings per share is provided in the tables below. The company ended the quarter with $172.2 million in cash and marketable securities, having generated $110.8 million of cash during 2012.

"With the majority of our restructuring efforts successfully implemented and a strong financial and operational platform in place, we begin the year focused on driving revenue growth," said Garry Rogerson, CEO. "Demand for our large scale inverters in the North American market remains strong, and we continue to look at expansion opportunities. In our Thin Films business, we are beginning to see signs that point to recovery in some of our markets as the year progresses. Together, these market conditions position us well for 2014, as we remain committed to our 2014 aspirational goals and actively pursue both organic and inorganic opportunities."

Thin Films Business Unit

Thin Films sales decreased 6.1% to $53.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 from $56.8 million in the third quarter of 2012, and 2.0% from $54.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Sales to the semiconductor market remained flat in the fourth quarter, while declines in the industrial and service markets offset the increases in flat panel display and solar panel equipment markets.

Solar Energy Business Unit                                                                                          

Solar Energy sales were $59.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, a decrease of 1.8% from $60.7 million in the third quarter of 2012, and an increase of 2.6% from $58.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Demand for our products in the North American market remained solid despite the absence of year-end tax credits and incentives.

Income from Continuing Operations

Income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter was $4.9 million or $0.13 per diluted share, compared to income from continuing operations of $5.7 million or $0.15 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2012, and loss from continuing operations of $2.6 million or $0.06 per diluted share in the same period last year. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the impact of the $2.0 million restructuring charge, income from continuing operations was $6.2 million or $0.16 per diluted share, down from $7.6 million or $0.20 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2012.

Restructuring Charge

The company incurred a $2.0 million charge this quarter related to the restructuring plan that was announced on September 28, 2011. During the quarter the company consolidated certain facilities and centralized other activities. 

Over time, existing cost savings along with other manufacturing cost savings initiatives and cost of goods improvements are currently expected to deliver annual savings of approximately $55 million by the end of 2014.

First Quarter 2013 Guidance           

The company anticipates first quarter 2013 results from continuing operations to be within the following ranges:

  • Sales of $105 million to $115 million
  • Non-GAAP per share earnings of $0.14 to $0.18

Fourth Quarter 2012 Conference Call

Management will host a conference call tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss Advanced Energy's financial results. Domestic callers may access this conference call by dialing 800-591-6930. International callers may access the call by dialing 617-614-4908. Participants will need to provide conference pass code 45866756. For a replay of this teleconference, please call 888-286-8010 or 617-801-6888, and enter the pass code 87376844. The replay will be available for two weeks following the conference call. A webcast will also be available on the Investor Relations web page at http://ir.advanced-energy.com.

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy (Nasdaq:AEIS) is a global leader in innovative power and control technologies for high-growth, thin-film manufacturing and solar-power generation. Advanced Energy is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, with dedicated support and service locations around the world. For more information, go to www.advanced-energy.com. 

This release includes GAAP and non-GAAP operating income and per share earnings data. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, similar measures calculated under generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Advanced Energy believes that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. Additionally, the company believes that these non-GAAP measures, in combination with its financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP, provides investors with additional perspective. While some of these excluded items may be incurred and reflected in the company's GAAP financial results in the foreseeable future, the company believes that the items excluded from certain non-GAAP measures do not accurately reflect the underlying performance of its continuing operations for the period in which they are incurred. The use of non-GAAP measures has limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with its results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and these measures should only be used to evaluate the company's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.

For additional information on the items excluded from one or more of its non-GAAP financial measures, refer to the Form 8-K regarding this release furnished today to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward-Looking Statements

The company's expectations with respect to guidance to financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2013, anticipated cost savings, market performance, future charges and other statements that are not historical information are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking 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. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the effects of global macroeconomic conditions upon demand for our products, the volatility and cyclicality of the industries the company serves, particularly the semiconductor industry, the continuation of RPS (renewable portfolio standards), the timing and availability of incentives and grant programs in North America and Europe related to the renewable energy market, renewable energy project delays resulting from solar panel price declines and increased competition in the solar inverter equipment market, the timing of orders received from customers, the company's ability to realize benefits from cost improvement efforts including avoided costs, any restructuring plans and any inorganic growth, the ability to obtain materials and manufacture products, and unanticipated changes to management's estimates, reserves or allowances. These and other risks are described in Advanced Energy's Form 10-K, Forms 10-Q and other reports and statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports and statements are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies may also be obtained from Advanced Energy's website at www.advancedenergy.com or by contacting Advanced Energy's investor relations at 970-407-6555. Forward-looking statements are made and based on information available to the company on the date of this press release. The company assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release.

ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31,September 30,December 31,
20122011201220122011
SALES  $ 112,971  $ 112,495  $ 117,515  $ 451,931  $ 516,799
COST OF SALES  74,425  73,607  71,788  284,185  311,642
GROSS PROFIT  38,546  38,888  45,727  167,746  205,157
34.1% 34.6% 38.9% 37.1% 39.7%
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Research and development  13,895  14,393  14,564  58,076  64,984
Selling, general and administrative  15,556  22,343  16,806  69,127  79,722
Restructuring charges  2,039  4,229  3,003  7,473  7,348
Amortization of intangible assets  1,557  1,021  1,416  5,696  3,852
Total operating expenses  33,047  41,986  35,789  140,372  155,906
Operating income (loss)  5,499  (3,098)  9,938  27,374  49,251
Other income, net  181  721  65  2,432  1,217
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes  5,680  (2,377)  10,003  29,806  50,468
Provision for income taxes  806  218  4,268  9,630  13,614
INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS, NET OF INCOME TAXES  4,874  (2,595)  5,735  20,176  36,854
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes  (25)  (175)  --  405  (540)
NET INCOME (LOSS)  $ 4,849  $ (2,770)  $ 5,735  $ 20,581  $ 36,314
Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding 37,955 43,465 37,807 38,879 43,465
Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding 38,484 43,954 38,330 39,447 43,954
EARNINGS PER SHARE:
CONTINUING OPERATIONS:
BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE  $ 0.13  $ (0.06)  $ 0.15  $ 0.52  $ 0.85
DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE  $ 0.13  $ (0.06)  $ 0.15  $ 0.51  $ 0.84
DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE  $ 0.00  $ (0.00)  $ 0.00  $ 0.01  $ (0.01)
DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE  $ 0.00  $ (0.00)  $ 0.00  $ 0.01  $ (0.01)
NET INCOME:
BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE$ 0.13 $ (0.06) $ 0.15 $ 0.53 $ 0.84
DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE $ 0.13 $ (0.06) $ 0.15 $ 0.52 $ 0.83
ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
December 31,  December 31, 
 20122011 *
ASSETS  UNAUDITED 
Current assets:
 Cash and cash equivalents  $ 146,564  $ 117,639
 Marketable securities  25,683  25,567
 Accounts receivable, net  83,914  132,485
 Inventories, net  81,482  80,283
 Deferred income taxes  19,477  9,014
 Income taxes receivable  4,315  13,826
 Other current assets  9,075  11,672
Total current assets  370,510  390,486
Property and equipment, net  39,523  42,338
Deposits and other  7,529  8,959
Goodwill and intangibles, net  106,600  89,953
Deferred income tax assets  13,998  1,642
Total assets  $ 538,160  $ 533,378
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
 Accounts payable  $ 41,044  $ 44,828
 Other accrued expenses  47,602  46,416
Total current liabilities  88,646  91,244
Long-term liabilities  61,883  34,795
Total liabilities  150,529  126,039
Stockholders' equity  387,631  407,339
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $ 538,160  $ 533,378
* December 31, 2011 amounts are derived from the December 31, 2011 audited Consolidated Financial Statements.
ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.
SEGMENT INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)
Three Months EndedYear Ended
December 31,September 30,December 31,
20122011201220122011
SALES:
Thin Films  $ 53,322  $ 54,420  $ 56,780  $ 235,335  $ 328,614
Solar Energy  59,649  58,075  60,735  216,596  188,185
Total Sales  $ 112,971  $ 112,495  $ 117,515  $ 451,931  $ 516,799
OPERATING INCOME:
Thin Films  $ 4,691  $ 7,360  $ 6,065  $ 22,804  $ 68,241
Solar Energy  3,360  231  7,410  14,003  4,323
Total segment operating income  8,051  7,591  13,475  36,807  72,564
Corporate expenses  (513)  (6,460)  (534)  (1,960)  (15,965)
Restructuring charges  (2,039)  (4,229)  (3,003)  (7,473)  (7,348)
Other income, net  181  721  65  2,432  1,217
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes  $ 5,680  $ (2,377)  $ 10,003  $ 29,806  $ 50,468
ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.
SELECTED OTHER DATA (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - income from continuing operationsThree Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31,December 31,
 20122012
Income from continuing operations, net of tax, as reported  $ 4,874  $ 20,176
Adjustments:
Restructuring charges, net of tax  1,367  4,778
Gain on sale of gas flow manufacturing assets, net of tax  --   (1,452)
Income from continuing operations, net of tax  $ 6,241  $ 23,502
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure - per share earnings from continuing operationsThree Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31,December 31,
 20122012
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, as reported  $ 0.13  $ 0.51
Adjustments:
per share impact of restructuring charges, net of tax  0.03 0.13
per share impact of gain on sale of gas flow manufacturing assets, net of tax  --   (0.04)
Per share earnings from continuing operations  $ 0.16  $ 0.60
CONTACT: Danny Herron
         Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
         970.407.6570
         danny.herron@aei.com

         Annie Leschin/Vanessa Lehr
         Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
         970.407.6555
         ir@aei.com
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