Thermo Fisher Scientific Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYS: TMO) , the world leader in serving science, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 29, 2013.

Second Quarter 2013 Highlights

  • Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) grew 8% to a second quarter record of $1.32
  • Revenue increased 4% to $3.24 billion, a second quarter record
  • Adjusted operating margin expanded 30 basis points to 19.3%
  • Reinforced innovation leadership at ASMS with launch of three mass spectrometry platforms offering unprecedented analysis and ease of use for life sciences research and applied markets
  • Continued to strengthen R&D capabilities in Asia-Pacific by establishing new China Innovation and Technology Training Center for healthcare, environmental and food safety customers
  • Secured significant portion of debt and equity financing to fund pending acquisition of Life Technologies

Adjusted EPS, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin and free cash flow are non-GAAP measures that exclude certain items detailed later in this press release under the heading "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

"We delivered another solid quarter, with good performance on the top and bottom line," said Marc N. Casper, president and chief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

"It was a stand-out quarter for innovation, highlighted by our industry-leading mass spectrometry launches at ASMS. We unveiled three new-generation Thermo Scientific platforms - the breakthrough Orbitrap Fusion Tribrid, and the Quantiva and Endura triple quads - to provide a broad set of customers with exceptional levels of performance, speed and ease of use. We also continued to strengthen our R&D capabilities in Asia-Pacific by establishing our new China Innovation Center in Shanghai - another example of our focus on innovating to meet our customers' needs.

"In terms of our pending acquisition of Life Technologies, I'm pleased to report that the integration planning teams are making great progress. We're excited about the opportunities ahead and look forward to closing the transaction early in 2014."

Second Quarter 2013

For the second quarter of 2013, adjusted EPS grew 8% to a record $1.32, versus $1.22 in the second quarter of 2012. Revenue for the quarter grew 4% to $3.24 billion in 2013, versus $3.11 billion in 2012. Organic revenue growth was 2%, with acquisitions increasing revenue by 2% and currency translation having a nominal negative impact. Adjusted operating income for the second quarter of 2013 increased 6% compared with the year-ago period, and adjusted operating margin expanded to 19.3%, compared with 19.0% in the second quarter of 2012.

GAAP diluted EPS for the second quarter of 2013 was $0.76, versus $0.63 in the same quarter last year. The 2012 quarter included charges for discontinued operations. GAAP operating income for the second quarter of 2013 increased 2% to $375 million, compared with $368 million in 2012. GAAP operating margin was 11.6%, compared with 11.8% in the second quarter of 2012.

Annual Guidance for 2013

Casper added, "We're pleased to deliver a solid first half, which keeps us on track to achieve our growth goals for the full year."

Thermo Fisher is updating its full year revenue guidance to a new range of $12.83 to $12.95 billion from its previous range of $12.84 to $13.00 billion, reflecting increased headwinds from currency exchange rates. This results in 3% to 4% revenue growth over 2012, consistent with previous guidance. The company is also updating its adjusted EPS guidance for the full year, raising the low end by $0.02 to a new range of $5.29 to $5.39, primarily reflecting solid operating performance, partially offset by the impact of currency exchange and a slightly higher share count. Consistent with previous guidance, adjusted EPS growth remains at 7% to 9% over the prior year.

The 2013 guidance does not include the pending acquisition of Life Technologies or the impact of related financing activities. As previously stated, the guidance does not include any other future acquisitions or divestitures, and is based on current foreign exchange rates. In addition, the adjusted EPS estimate excludes amortization expense for acquisition-related intangible assets and certain other items detailed later in this press release under the heading "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Segment Results

Management uses adjusted operating results to monitor and evaluate performance of the company's three business segments, as highlighted below.

Analytical Technologies Segment

In the second quarter of 2013, Analytical Technologies Segment revenue grew 4% to $1.01 billion, compared with revenue of $972 million in the second quarter of 2012. Segment adjusted operating income increased 5% in the 2013 quarter, and adjusted operating margin increased to 17.7%, versus 17.4% a year ago.

Specialty Diagnostics Segment

Specialty Diagnostics Segment revenue in the second quarter increased 8% to $794 million in 2013, compared with revenue of $732 million in the second quarter of 2012. Segment adjusted operating income increased 9% in the 2013 quarter, and adjusted operating margin was 27.3%, versus 27.2% a year ago.

Laboratory Products and Services Segment

In the second quarter of 2013, Laboratory Products and Services Segment revenue increased 3% to $1.58 billion, compared with revenue of $1.54 billion in the 2012 quarter. Segment adjusted operating income increased 3% in the 2013 quarter, and adjusted operating margin was 14.5%, versus 14.4% a year ago.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), we use certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted EPS, adjusted operating income and adjusted operating margin, which exclude restructuring and other costs/income and amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets. Adjusted EPS also excludes certain other gains and losses, tax provisions/benefits related to the previous items, benefits from tax credit carryforwards, the impact of significant tax audits or events and discontinued operations. We exclude the above items because they are outside of our normal operations and/or, in certain cases, are difficult to forecast accurately for future periods. We also use a non-GAAP measure, free cash flow, which excludes operating cash flows from discontinued operations and deducts net capital expenditures. We believe that the use of non-GAAP measures helps investors to gain a better understanding of our core operating results and future prospects, consistent with how management measures and forecasts the company's performance, especially when comparing such results to previous periods or forecasts.

For example:

We exclude costs and tax effects associated with restructuring activities, such as reducing overhead and consolidating facilities. We believe that the costs related to these restructuring activities are not indicative of our normal operating costs.

We exclude certain acquisition-related costs, including charges for the sale of inventories revalued at the date of acquisition and significant transaction costs. We exclude these costs because we do not believe they are indicative of our normal operating costs.

We exclude the expense and tax effects associated with the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets because a significant portion of the purchase price for acquisitions may be allocated to intangible assets that have lives of 5 to 20 years. Our adjusted EPS estimate for 2013 excludes approximately $1.47 of expense for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets for acquisitions completed through the end of the second quarter of 2013. Exclusion of the amortization expense allows comparisons of operating results that are consistent over time for both our newly acquired and long-held businesses and with both acquisitive and non-acquisitive peer companies.

We also exclude certain gains/losses and related tax effects, benefits from tax credit carryforwards and the impact of significant tax audits or events (such as the one-time effect on deferred tax balances of enacted changes in tax rates), which are either isolated or cannot be expected to occur again with any regularity or predictability and that we believe are not indicative of our normal operating gains and losses. For example, we exclude gains/losses from items such as the sale of a business or real estate, gains or losses on significant litigation-related matters, gains on curtailments of pension plans, the early retirement of debt and discontinued operations.

We also report free cash flow, which is operating cash flow, net of capital expenditures, and also excludes operating cash flows from discontinued operations to provide a view of the continuing operations' ability to generate cash for use in acquisitions and other investing and financing activities.

Thermo Fisher's management uses these non-GAAP measures, in addition to GAAP financial measures, as the basis for measuring the company's core operating performance and comparing such performance to that of prior periods and to the performance of our competitors. Such measures are also used by management in their financial and operating decision-making and for compensation purposes.

The non-GAAP financial measures of Thermo Fisher's results of operations and cash flows included in this press release are not meant to be considered superior to or a substitute for Thermo Fisher's results of operations prepared in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of such non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are set forth in the accompanying tables. Thermo Fisher's earnings guidance, however, is only provided on an adjusted basis. It is not feasible to provide GAAP EPS guidance because the items excluded, other than the amortization expense, are difficult to predict and estimate and are primarily dependent on future events, such as acquisitions and decisions concerning the location and timing of facility consolidations.

Conference Call

Thermo Fisher Scientific will hold its earnings conference call today, July 24, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. To listen, call (877) 312-9206 within the U.S. or (408) 774-4001 outside the U.S. You may also listen to the call live on our website, www.thermofisher.com, by clicking on "Investors." You will find this press release, including the accompanying reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures and related information, in that section of our website under "Financial Results." An audio archive of the call will be available under "Webcasts and Presentations" through Friday, August 23, 2013.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYS: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenue of $13 billion, we have 39,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management. Our products and services help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Visit www.thermofisher.com.

The following constitutes a "Safe Harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are set forth in the company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 30, 2013, under the caption "Risk Factors," which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available in the "Investors" section of our website under the heading "SEC Filings." Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties relating to: the need to develop new products and adapt to significant technological change; implementation of strategies for improving growth; general economic conditions and related uncertainties; dependence on customers' capital spending policies and government funding policies; the effect of exchange rate fluctuations on international operations; the effect of healthcare reform legislation; use and protection of intellectual property; the effect of changes in governmental regulations; and the effect of laws and regulations governing government contracts. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if estimates change and, therefore, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing our views as of any date subsequent to today.

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Consolidated Statement of Income (unaudited) (a)(b)
Three Months Ended
June 29,% ofJune 30,% of
(In millions except per share amounts)  2013  Revenues  2012  Revenues
 
Revenues$3,240.1 $3,108.1 
Costs and Operating Expenses:
Cost of revenues (c)1,820.956.2%1,733.255.8%
Selling, general and administrative expenses (d)734.422.7%705.222.7%
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets191.25.9%183.45.9%
Research and development expenses96.73.0%94.23.0%
Restructuring and other costs, net (e) 21.5 0.7% 24.3 0.8%
 2,864.7 88.4% 2,740.3 88.2%
 
Operating Income375.411.6%367.811.8%
Interest Income7.16.7
Interest Expense(64.4)(57.4)
Other (Expense) Income, Net (f) (38.1) 1.3 
 
Income Before Income Taxes280.0318.4
Provision for Income Taxes (g) (2.4) (26.0)
 
Income from Continuing Operations277.6292.4
 
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax(0.2)(7.5)
Loss on Disposal of Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax -  (51.1)
 
Net Income$277.4 8.6%$233.8 7.5%
 
Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations:
 
Basic$.77 $.80 
Diluted$.76 $.79 
 
Earnings per Share:
 
Basic$.77 $.64 
Diluted$.76 $.63 
 
Weighted Average Shares:
 
Basic 360.0  367.0 
Diluted 363.5  369.2 
 
 
Reconciliation of Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted Operating Margin
GAAP Operating Income (a)$375.411.6%$367.811.8%
Cost of Revenues Charges (c)13.10.4%12.80.4%
Selling, General and Administrative Costs, Net (d)22.60.7%1.80.1%
Restructuring and Other Costs, Net (e)21.50.7%24.30.8%
Amortization of Acquisition-related Intangible Assets 191.2 5.9% 183.4 5.9%
 
Adjusted Operating Income (b)$623.8 19.3%$590.1 19.0%
 
Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income
GAAP Net Income (a)$277.48.6%$233.87.5%
Cost of Revenues Charges (c)13.10.4%12.80.4%
Selling, General and Administrative Costs, Net (d)22.60.7%1.80.1%
Restructuring and Other Costs, Net (e)21.50.7%24.30.8%
Amortization of Acquisition-related Intangible Assets191.25.9%183.45.9%
Restructuring and Other Costs, Net - Equity Investments-0.0%1.20.0%
Amortization of Acquisition-related Intangible Assets - Equity Investments0.60.0%0.80.0%
Other Expense, Net (f)38.41.2%-0.0%
Provision for Income Taxes (g)(86.3)-2.7%(67.3)-2.2%
Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax 0.2 0.0% 58.6 2.0%
 
Adjusted Net Income (b)$478.7 14.8%$449.4 14.5%
 
Reconciliation of Adjusted Earnings per Share
GAAP EPS (a)$0.76$0.63
Cost of Revenues Charges, Net of Tax (c)0.020.03
Selling, General and Administrative Costs, Net of Tax (d)0.05-
Restructuring and Other Costs, Net of Tax (e)0.040.05
Amortization of Acquisition-related Intangible Assets, Net of Tax0.380.34
Restructuring and Other Costs, Net of Tax - Equity Investments--
Amortization of Acquisition-related Intangible Assets, Net of Tax - Equity Investments--
Other Expense, Net of Tax (f)0.07-
Provision for Income Taxes (g)-0.01
Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax -  0.16 
 
Adjusted EPS (b)$1.32 $1.22 
 
Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow
GAAP Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities (a)$478.4$507.5
Net Cash Used in Discontinued Operations0.93.3
Purchases of Property, Plant and Equipment(65.6)(65.5)
Proceeds from Sale of Property, Plant and Equipment 0.6  3.7