Varex Announces Financial Results For Third Quarter Of Fiscal Year 2018

 

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Varex Imaging Corporation (Nasdaq: VREX) today announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018, as well as certain integration-related restructuring charges.

Quarterly Highlights

  • Revenues increased 12% to $191 million
  • Gross margin was 33% | Adjusted gross margin* was 35%
  • Operating earnings margin was 4% | Adjusted operating earnings margin* was 10%
  • Net earnings were $0.10 per diluted share | Adjusted net earnings* were $0.34 per diluted share

"Our third quarter revenues increased more than $20 million from the prior year due primarily to increased sales of high-end radiographic digital detectors and products for the security and oncology markets," said Sunny Sanyal, Chief Executive Officer of Varex Imaging Corporation. "Despite this increase, revenues were lower than expected due to normal fluctuations in the timing of customer shipments, as well as late in the quarter softness that appears to be tied to tariff uncertainty. While the ramp-up of CT tube shipments to our Chinese OEM customers has been slower than planned, shipments have begun and we continue to believe in our long-term growth prospects."

Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Results

Revenues for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 were $191 million compared to revenues of $170 million in the prior year quarter, an increase of 12%. Medical segment revenues increased 6% to $143 million and Industrial segment revenues increased 36% to $48 million.

Gross margin for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $63 million or 33% of revenues compared to $60 million or 35%, and adjusted gross margin* was $67 million or 35% of revenues compared to $64 million or 38%. The lower gross margin rates were primarily due to a shift in product mix in the Industrial segment and higher manufacturing cost variances in the company's Santa Clara facility.

R&D investment in the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 was 10.7% of revenues compared to 10.4% of revenues in the prior year quarter. SG&A expenses were 18.4% of revenues compared to 15.5% in the prior year quarter, primarily due to the restructuring charges discussed below.

Operating earnings for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 were $7 million and operating margin was 4% compared to $16 million and 9% in the prior year quarter. Adjusted operating earnings* were $19 million and adjusted operating margin* was 10% compared to $24 million and 14% in the prior year quarter.

Other income in the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $1 million compared to $4 million in the prior year quarter and relates to income from investments in privately-held companies and foreign currency movements. In the third quarter of fiscal year 2018, the company had a tax benefit of $1 million compared to tax expense of $5 million in the prior year period.

Net earnings for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 were $4 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $11 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. Adjusted net earnings* were $13 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, compared to $17 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter.

Year-To-Date Fiscal Year 2018

Revenues for the first nine months of fiscal year 2018 increased 18% to $569 million compared to revenues of $482 million in the same period of the prior year. Medical segment revenues increased 12% to $441 million and Industrial segment revenues increased 42% to $128 million.

Gross margin for the first nine months of fiscal year 2018 was $195 million or 34% of revenues compared to $176 million or 36% of revenues in the same period of the prior year. Adjusted gross margin* was $204 million or 36% of revenues compared to $181 million or 38% of revenues.

Balance Sheet

At the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2018, cash and cash equivalents were $53 million. During the third quarter, the company reduced its total debt outstanding by $18 million to end the quarter at $400 million. Cash flow from operations was $67 million for the first three quarters of fiscal year 2018.

Restructuring Charges

The company took a restructuring charge during the quarter related to consolidation of operations in the acquired imaging business, which will result in the discontinuation of the amorphous silicon glass fabrication and headcount reductions primarily at the Santa Clara facility. As a result of integration activities, the company expects to incur between $19 and $23 million in restructuring related charges, of which only $2 to $3 million are cash expenses. Approximately $7 million is included in financial results for the third quarter and approximately $8 to $10 million is expected in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018; and $4 to $6 million is expected in fiscal year 2019. These amounts are in addition to the $2 million previously incurred in the second quarter of fiscal year 2018 related to closure of the London R&D unit. As a result of these consolidation activities, the company expects to achieve approximately $10 to $13 million in annual cost savings primarily starting in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019.

Revised Fiscal Year 2018 Guidance

As a result of the company's year-to-date financial performance and outlook for the fourth quarter, Varex is revising its fiscal year 2018 guidance. The company now expects revenues to be in the range of $755 to $765 million for fiscal year 2018, an increase of 8% to 10% versus the previous year. The company is also revising its guidance for adjusted net earnings per diluted share* to now be in the range of $1.30 to $1.35.

Adjusted Non-GAAP Financial Measures

*Please refer to "Discussion of Adjusted Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below for a description of items excluded from the comparable GAAP measures.

Conference Call Information

Varex is scheduled to conduct its third quarter fiscal year 2018 conference call today at 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time. This conference call will be webcast live and can be accessed at the company's website at investors.vareximaging.com. Access will also be available by dialing 1-877-524-8416 from anywhere in the U.S. or by dialing 1-412-902-1028 from non-U.S. locations. The webcast of this call will be archived on the company's website and a replay of the call will be available from August 2nd through August 16th at 1-877-660-6853 from anywhere in the U.S. or 1-201-612-7415 from non-U.S. locations. The conference call access code is 13681647.

About Varex

Varex Imaging Corporation is a leading innovator, designer and manufacturer of X-ray imaging components, which include X-ray tubes, digital detectors and other image processing solutions that are key components of X-ray imaging systems. With a 65+ year history of successful innovation, Varex's products are used in medical imaging as well as in industrial and security imaging applications. Global OEM manufacturers incorporate the company's X-ray sources, digital detectors, connecting devices and imaging software in their systems to detect, diagnose and protect. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Varex employs approximately 2,000 people located at manufacturing and service center sites in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information about Varex, visit vareximaging.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains 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. Statements concerning industry or market outlook; the impact of the acquisition of the PerkinElmer imaging business on the company's financial results, including estimated restructuring charges relating to our Santa Clara facility; growth drivers; customer demand and acceptance of products or technology; R&D costs; potential impact of tariffs, the company's future orders, revenues, product volumes, synergies, or earnings guidance for fiscal year 2018 or other expected future financial results or performance; and any statements using the terms "believe," "expect," "intend," "outlook," "future," "anticipate," "will," "could," "estimate," "guidance," or similar statements are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. While forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by us that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, whether actual results and developments will meet our expectations and predictions depend on a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause our actual results, performance, and financial condition to differ materially from our expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include anticipated restructuring charges, the impact of potential tariffs on the company's products and customer purchasing patterns, recognize the intended benefits and synergies of acquisitions, and retain the services of key acquired personnel; global economic conditions; demand for and delays in delivery of products of the company or its customers; the company's ability to develop, commercialize and deploy new products; the impact of reduced or limited demand by purchasers of certain X-ray products; the impact of competitive products and pricing; and the other risks listed from time to time in the company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which by this reference are incorporated herein. Any forward-looking statements made by us in this news release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. The company assumes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements in this release because of new information, future events, or otherwise.

For Information Contact:
Howard Goldman
Director of Investor & Public Relations
Varex Imaging Corporation
801.978.5274 | howard.goldman@vareximaging.com

 

                                                                                       VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION

                                                                             CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

                                                                                              (Unaudited)


                                                           Three Months Ended                                 Nine Months Ended

    (In millions, except for per
     share amounts)                               June 29, 2018             June 30, 2017               June 29, 2018            June 30, 2017
                                                  -------------             -------------               -------------            -------------

    Revenues:

    Medical                                                        $143.1                                                 $134.7                  $440.8  $392.1

    Industrial                                             48.1                                   35.4                                     127.8     90.3
                                                           ----                                   ----                                     -----     ----

    Total revenues                                        191.2                                  170.1                                     568.6    482.4

    Gross margin:

    Medical                                                45.4                                   45.3                                     145.3    136.9

    Industrial                                             17.6                                   14.2                                      49.4     38.9
                                                           ----                                   ----                                      ----     ----

    Total gross margin                                     63.0                                   59.5                                     194.7    175.8

    Operating expenses:

    Research and development                               20.5                                   17.7                                      62.3     45.4

    Selling, general and
     administrative                                        35.2                                   26.3                                      94.3     73.3
                                                           ----                                   ----                                      ----     ----

    Total operating expenses                               55.7                                   44.0                                     156.6    118.7
                                                           ----                                   ----                                     -----    -----

    Operating earnings                                      7.3                                   15.5                                      38.1     57.1
                                                            ---                                   ----                                      ----     ----

    Interest income                                           -                                   0.1                                       0.1      0.2

    Interest expense                                      (5.4)                                 (4.2)                                   (16.5)   (5.8)

    Other income, net                                       0.7                                    4.4                                       3.8      5.1
                                                            ---                                    ---                                       ---      ---

    Interest and other income                             (4.7)                                   0.3                                    (12.6)   (0.5)
                                                           ----                                    ---                                     -----     ----

    Earnings before taxes                                   2.6                                   15.8                                      25.5     56.6

    Taxes (benefit) on earnings                           (1.3)                                   5.1                                     (2.4)    19.6
                                                           ----                                    ---                                      ----     ----

    Net earnings                                            3.9                                   10.7                                      27.9     37.0

    Less: Net earnings
     attributable to
     noncontrolling interests                               0.1                                    0.1                                       0.4      0.2
                                                            ---                                    ---                                       ---      ---

    Net earnings attributable to
     Varex                                                           $3.8                                                  $10.6                   $27.5   $36.8
                                                                     ====                                                  =====                   =====   =====

    Net earnings per common share attributable to
     Varex

    Basic                                                           $0.10                                                  $0.28                   $0.73   $0.98

    Diluted                                                         $0.10                                                  $0.28                   $0.72   $0.97

    Weighted average common shares outstanding

    Basic                                                  37.9                                   37.6                                      37.8     37.5

    Diluted                                                38.4                                   38.0                                      38.3     37.9

 

                                    VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION

                              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

                                           (Unaudited)


    (In
     millions,
     except
     share
     amounts)                          June 29, 2018             September 29, 2017
                                       -------------             ------------------

    Assets

    Current assets:

    Cash and
     cash
     equivalents                                         $52.8                          $83.3

    Accounts
     receivable,
     net                                       131.7                           163.6

     Inventories,
     net                                       244.0                           234.5

    Prepaid
     expenses
     and other
     current
     assets                                     15.5                            13.9
                                                ----                            ----

    Total
     current
     assets                                    444.0                           495.3

    Property,
     plant and
     equipment,
     net                                       146.1                           148.3

    Goodwill                                   242.1                           241.9

    Intangibles
     assets                                     75.9                            91.3

    Investments
     in
     privately-
     held
     companies                                  52.6                            52.3

    Other
     assets                                     16.0                            11.0
                                                ----                            ----

    Total
     assets                                             $976.7                       $1,040.1
                                                        ======                       ========

    Liabilities, Redeemable
     Noncontrolling Interests
     and Equity

    Current liabilities:

    Accounts
     payable                                             $54.8                          $58.9

    Accrued
     liabilities                                52.7                            62.4

    Current
     maturities
     of long-
     term debt                                  22.5                            20.0

    Deferred
     revenues                                   10.6                            10.5
                                                ----                            ----

    Total
     current
     liabilities                               140.6                           151.8
                                               -----                           -----

    Long-term
     debt                                      377.1                           463.9

    Deferred
     tax
     liabilities                                16.9                            29.5

    Other long-
     term
     liabilities                                 7.8                             4.7
                                                 ---                             ---

    Total
     liabilities                               542.4                           649.9

    Commitments and
     contingencies

    Redeemable
     noncontrolling
     interests                                  11.1                            11.2

    Stockholders' equity:

    Preferred
     stock,
     $.01 par
     value:
     20,000,000
     shares
     authorized,
     none
     issued                                        -                              -

    Common stock, $.01 par
     value:

    Authorized shares -
     150,000,000

    Issued shares -
     38,006,792 and
     37,633,747

    Outstanding
     shares -
     38,006,792
     and
     37,633,747                                  0.4                             0.4

    Additional
     paid-in
     capital                                   354.7                           342.7

    Accumulated
     other
     comprehensive
     income                                      5.5                             0.8

    Retained
     earnings                                   62.6                            35.1

    Total
     stockholders'
     equity                                    423.2                           379.0

    Total
     liabilities,
     redeemable
     noncontrolling
     interests
     and Varex
     stockholders'
     equity                                             $976.7                       $1,040.1
                                                        ======                       ========

 

                                                                                       VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION

                                                                 RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND ADJUSTED NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

                                                                                              (Unaudited)


                                                             Three Months Ended                                Nine Months Ended

    (In millions, except per share
     amounts)                                       June 29, 2018             June 30, 2017               June 29, 2018             June 30, 2017
                                                    -------------             -------------               -------------             -------------

    GROSS MARGIN RECONCILIATION

    Revenues                                                         $191.2                                                 $170.1                     $568.6       $482.4
                                                                     ------                                                 ------                     ------       ------

    Gross margin                                                      $63.0                                                  $59.5                     $194.7       $175.8
                                                                      -----                                                  -----                     ------       ------

    Amortization of intangible assets                         2.2                                    1.8                                        7.0        3.0

    Inventory markdowns resulting from
     restructuring plan                                       1.9                                      -                                       1.9          -

    Purchase price accounting adjustments                       -                                   2.6                                          -       2.6

    Adjusted gross margin                                             $67.1                                                  $63.9                     $203.6       $181.4
                                                                      -----                                                  -----                     ------       ------

    Gross margin %                                        32.9%                                 35.0%                                     34.2%     36.4%

    Adjusted gross margin %                               35.1%                                 37.6%                                     35.8%     37.6%


    OPERATING EARNINGS RECONCILIATION

    Operating earnings                                                 $7.3                                                  $15.5                      $38.1        $57.1
                                                                       ----                                                  -----                      -----        -----

    Amortization of intangible assets
     (includes amortization impacts to
     cost of revenues)                                        4.1                                    3.5                                       12.5        6.3

    Purchase price accounting adjustments                       -                                   2.6                                          -       2.6

    Separation costs                                            -                                   0.1                                          -       3.0

    Restructuring charges (includes
     inventory markdown impacts to cost of
     revenues)                                                4.1                                      -                                       5.8        0.1

    Acquisition and integration related
     costs                                                    0.7                                    2.3                                        1.5        3.2

    Impairment charges                                        3.0                                    0.3                                        3.0        0.3

    Other non-operational costs                                 -                                     -                                       0.2      (0.2)
                                                              ---                                   ---                                       ---       ----

    Total operating earnings adjustments                              $11.9                                                   $8.8                      $23.0        $15.3


    Adjusted operating earnings                                       $19.2                                                  $24.3                      $61.1        $72.4
                                                                      -----                                                  -----                      -----        -----

    Operating earnings margin                                3.8%                                  9.1%                                      6.7%     11.8%

    Adjusted operating earnings margin                      10.0%                                 14.3%                                     10.7%     15.0%


    NET EARNINGS AND DILUTED NET EARNINGS PER SHARE
     RECONCILIATION

    Net earnings                                                       $3.8                                                  $10.6                      $27.5        $36.8
                                                                       ----                                                  -----                      -----        -----

    Total operating earnings adjustments                              $11.9                                                   $8.8                      $23.0        $15.3

    Estimated annual effective tax rate(1)                  23.8%                                 32.3%                                     23.8%     34.6%

    Tax effects of operating earnings
     adjustments                                                     $(2.8)                                                $(2.8)                    $(5.5)      $(5.3)

    Non-operational tax adjustments                             $         -                                           $         -                    $(6.1)    $      -

    Adjusted net earnings                                             $12.9                                                  $16.6                      $38.9        $46.8
                                                                      =====                                                  =====                      =====        =====

    Diluted net earnings per share                                    $0.10                                                  $0.28                      $0.72        $0.97
                                                                      -----                                                  -----                      -----        -----

    Adjusted diluted net earnings per
     share                                                            $0.34                                                  $0.44                      $1.02        $1.23
                                                                      -----                                                  -----                      -----        -----

    Dilutive shares                                          38.4                                   38.0                                       38.3       37.9
                                                             ----                                   ----                                       ----       ----

    (1)              Estimated
                     annual
                     effective
                     tax rate
                     applied
                     for the
                     three and
                     nine-
                     month
                     period
                     ended
                     June 29,
                     2018
                     excludes
                     discrete
                     items
                     related
                     to
                     estimated
                     impacts
                     from U.S.
                     tax
                     reform.

Discussion of Adjusted Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes adjusted non-GAAP financial measures derived from our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings. These measures are not presented in accordance with, nor are they a substitute for U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. These adjusted measures include: adjusted gross margin; adjusted operating earnings; adjusted operating earnings margin; adjusted net earnings; and adjusted net earnings per diluted share. We are providing a reconciliation above of each adjusted financial measure used in this earnings release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. We are unable to provide without unreasonable effort a reconciliation of adjusted guidance measures to the corresponding GAAP measures on a forward-looking basis due to the potential significant variability and limited visibility of the excluded items discussed.

We utilize a number of different financial measures, both GAAP and adjusted, in analyzing and assessing the overall performance of our business, in making operating decisions, and forecasting and planning for future periods. We consider the use of the adjusted measures to be helpful in assessing the performance of the ongoing operation of our business by excluding unusual and one-time costs. We believe that disclosing adjusted financial measures provides useful supplemental data that allows for greater transparency in the review of our financial and operational performance. We also believe that disclosing adjusted financial measures provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management and in comparing financial results across accounting periods and to those of peer companies.

Adjustments to GAAP measures include the following items:

Amortization of intangible assets: We do not acquire businesses and assets on a predictable cycle. The amount of purchase price allocated to intangible assets and the term of amortization can vary significantly and are unique to each acquisition or purchase. We believe that excluding amortization of intangible assets allows the users of our financial statements to better review and understand the historic and current results of our operations, and also facilitates comparisons to peer companies.

Purchase price accounting charges to cost of revenues: We may incur charges to cost of revenues as a result of acquisitions. We believe that excluding these charges allows the users of our financial statements to better understand the historic and current cost of our products, our gross margin, and also facilitates comparisons to peer companies.

Separation costs: We separated from Varian Medical Systems on January 30, 2017 and incurred non-operational expenses associated with the separation. We believe that excluding separation costs allows the users of our financial statements to better understand the historic and current results of our operations, and also facilitates comparisons to peer companies.

Restructuring charges: We incur restructuring charges that result from events, which arise from unforeseen circumstances and/or often occur outside of the ordinary course of our on-going business. Although these events are reflected in our GAAP financials, these unique transactions may limit the comparability of our on-going operations with prior and future periods.

Acquisition and integration related costs: We incur expenses or benefits with respect to certain items associated with our acquisitions, such as transaction costs, changes in the fair value of contingent consideration liabilities, gain or expense on settlement of pre-existing relationships, etc. We exclude such expenses or benefits as they are related to acquisitions and have no direct correlation to the operation of our on-going business. We also incur expenses or benefits with respect to certain items associated with our acquisitions, such as integration costs relating to acquisitions for any costs incurred prior to closing and up to 12 months after the closing date of the acquisition.

Impairment charges: We may incur impairment charges that result from events, which arise from unforeseen circumstances and/or often occur outside of the ordinary course of our on-going business and such charges may limit the comparability of our on-going operations with prior and future periods.

Non-Operational Tax Adjustments: Certain tax items may be non-recurring, unusual, infrequent and directly related to an event that is distinct and non-reflective of the Company's normal business operations, including the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017. These may include such items as the retroactive impact of significant changes in tax laws, including changes to statutory tax rates and one-time tax charges.

Other Non-Operational Costs: Certain items may be non-recurring, unusual, infrequent and directly related to an event that is distinct and non-reflective of the Company's normal business operations. These may include such items as legal settlements, environmental settlements, governmental settlements including tax settlements and other items of similar nature.

Tax effect of Adjustments: We apply our GAAP consolidated effective tax rate to our adjusted financial measures as our historical annual consolidated effective tax rate has remained fairly consistent, and is expected to remain consistent for the foreseeable future. If applicable, this application of our effective tax rate excludes any discrete items related to tax reform or any other Non-Operational Tax Adjustments including any tax settlements.

 

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