Aeroflex Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2013 Results

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Aeroflex Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2013 Results

PLAINVIEW, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aeroflex Holding Corp. ("Aeroflex") (NYS: ARX) , a leading global provider of high performance microelectronic components, and test and measurement equipment, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2013, which ended June 30, 2013.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013:

  • Net sales were $188.8 million compared to $184.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.
  • Operating loss was $(68.2) million and net loss was $(81.5) million, or $(0.96) per share, compared to operating income of $31.0 million and net income of $17.2 million, or $0.20 per share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. The fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 included a non-cash goodwill and other long-lived assets impairment charge of $94.1 million in its AVComm group and the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 included non-cash income to revise an estimate of goodwill impairment in its RFMW group by $3.0 million and to adjust an acquisition related contingent liability by $8.9 million.
  • On a Non-GAAP basis, Adjusted EBITDA was $51.1 million compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $43.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, operating income was $46.0 million compared to $39.0 million, and net income was $23.1 million, or $0.27 per share, compared to net income of $19.2 million, or $0.23 per share last year.

For the full fiscal year 2013:

  • Net sales were $647.1 million compared to $673.0 million in fiscal 2012.
  • Operating loss was $(70.4) million and net loss was $(104.2) million, or $(1.23) per share, compared to operating loss of $(21.3) million and a net loss of $(53.6) million, or $(0.63) per share, in fiscal 2012. This year included a non-cash goodwill and other long-lived assets impairment charge of $95.5 million in its AVComm group and a one-time $8.0 million International Traffic in Arms Regulation ("ITAR") settlement expense which resolved historical self-disclosed ITAR violations. Fiscal 2012 included a non-cash goodwill and other long-lived assets impairment charge of $56.7 million in its RFMW group and non-cash income to adjust an acquisition related contingent liability by $7.6 million.
  • On a Non-GAAP basis, Adjusted EBITDA was $129.7 million compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $131.5 million in fiscal 2012. Compared to fiscal 2012, operating income was $109.3 million compared to $112.7 million, and net income was $46.3 million, or $0.55 per share, compared to net income of $48.8 million, or $0.58 per share last year.

"Fiscal 2013 was a year of change and better execution at Aeroflex. We made significant operational changes throughout the entire organization by restructuring and consolidating activities, primarily in our ATS AVComm and Wireless businesses. These changes have positioned us to drive growth and increase profitability while we continue to invest in our future," stated Len Borow, Chief Executive Officer of Aeroflex. "Our core businesses drove our strong sales and profitability this past quarter, giving us confidence that we can continue to perform in fiscal 2014. We are still operating in a challenging environment, but the need for our products across all of our commercial, aerospace and defense markets is critical to the success of our customers."

The following tables present selected financial information for the three months and year ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and on a basis other than GAAP ("Non-GAAP"). A reconciliation between GAAP and Non-GAAP amounts is presented at the end of this press release. The 33% Non-GAAP effective tax rate in the fiscal 2013 period and 38% in the fiscal 2012 period result from Aeroflex's geographic mix of Non-GAAP pre-tax income. These rates were applied to Aeroflex's Non-GAAP pre-tax income for the three months and year ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

 

Selected GAAP Results
(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)

 
   Three Months Ended  Year Ended
June 30,June 30,
2013  20122013  2012
 
Net sales$188,805$184,731$647,142$673,015
 
Gross profit100,66495,503329,121338,886
Gross margin53.3%51.7%50.9%50.4%
 
Operating income (loss)(68,198)30,963(70,426)(21,316)
 
Net income (loss)$(81,465)$17,201 $(104,248)$(53,637)
 
Net income (loss) per common share:
Basic$(0.96)$0.20 $(1.23)$(0.63)
Diluted$(0.96)$0.20 $(1.23)$(0.63)
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic 84,908  84,828  84,880  84,811 
Diluted 84,908  84,872  84,880  84,811 
 
 

Selected Non-GAAP Results
(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)

 
   Three Months Ended  Year Ended
June 30,June 30,
2013  20122013  2012
Net sales$188,805$184,731$647,142$673,015
 
Gross profit103,21495,718332,295339,212
Gross margin54.7%51.8%51.3%50.4%
 
Operating income45,99638,993109,251112,679
 
Net income$23,075 $19,218 $46,337 $48,806 
 
Net income per common share:
Basic$0.27 $0.23 $0.55 $0.58 
Diluted$0.27 $0.23 $0.55 $0.58 
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic 84,908  84,828  84,880  84,811 
Diluted 85,180  84,872  84,994  84,846 
 
Adjusted EBITDA$51,148 $43,571 $129,667 $131,482 
 

Business Outlook

"We are beginning to see increased opportunities for growth in our core businesses and are hoping to capitalize on many of these throughout fiscal 2014," stated Len Borow. "The first quarter has been our seasonally lowest quarter during the fiscal year for over twenty years and that trend will continue in fiscal 2014. The first quarter of fiscal 2014 will be comparable to that of fiscal 2013. For the year, we expect our performance to continue to improve and deliver better financial results in fiscal 2014." For the first quarter ending September 30, 2013, Aeroflex expects net sales to be between $135 million and $141 million, GAAP net loss to be between $(3.5) million and $(2.0) million, Adjusted EBITDA to be between $18 million and $21 million, GAAP net loss per share to be between $(0.04) and $(0.02) and Non-GAAP net income per share to be between $0.05 and $0.07.

The range of expected GAAP and Non-GAAP net income per share for the fiscal first quarter was calculated using GAAP and Non-GAAP effective tax rates of 51% and 24%, respectively.

Non-GAAP Presentation

This press release contains Non-GAAP financial measures that are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from Non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these Non-GAAP measures: (i) are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles; and (ii) have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with Aeroflex's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. As such, these measures should only be used to evaluate Aeroflex's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.

Aeroflex believes that the presentation of Non-GAAP financial measures, when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, provides useful supplemental information to investors and management regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations because they exclude certain non-cash charges or items that management does not believe are reflective of its ongoing operating results when assessing the performance of its business.

Aeroflex believes that these Non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate the comparison by management and investors of results between periods and among its peer companies. However, its peer companies may calculate similar Non-GAAP financial measures differently than Aeroflex, limiting the information's usefulness as comparative measures.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

Aeroflex will host a live webcast and conference call at 8:15 a.m. eastern standard time today, August 15th during which management will discuss the financial results. To participate in the live webcast, please visit the events page of the website located at http://ir.aeroflex.com. Please plan to join five to ten minutes before the start of the webcast to facilitate a timely connection. If you are unable to participate and would like to hear a replay of the call, an audio replay of the webcast will be available on the Aeroflex website or can be accessed telephonically for domestic callers at (888) 286-8010 or internationally at (617) 801-6888 with pass code 27235727.

About Aeroflex

Aeroflex Holding Corp. is a leading global provider of high performance microelectronic components, and test and measurement equipment used by companies in the space, avionics, defense, commercial wireless communications, medical and other markets.

Forward-looking Statements

All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this press release regarding Aeroflex's business strategy, financial results and plans and objectives of its management for future operations are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend" and similar expressions, as they relate to Aeroflex or its management, identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs of Aeroflex's management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to its management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including but not limited to, adverse developments in the global economy; changes in government spending; dependence on growth in customers' businesses; the ability to remain competitive in the markets Aeroflex serves; the inability to continue to develop, manufacture and market innovative, customized products and services that meet customer requirements for performance and reliability; the failure of suppliers to provide raw materials and/or properly functioning component parts; the inability to meet covenants contained in debt agreements; the termination of key contracts, including technology license agreements, or loss of key customers; the inability to protect intellectual property; the failure to comply with regulations such as International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Conflict Minerals regulations, and any changes in regulations; the failure to realize anticipated benefits from completed acquisitions, divestitures or restructurings, or the possibility that such acquisitions, divestitures or restructurings could adversely affect Aeroflex; the loss of key employees; exposure to foreign currency exchange rate risks; and terrorist acts or acts of war. Such statements reflect the current views of management with respect to the future and are subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Aeroflex does not undertake any obligation to update such forward-looking statements. Any projections in this release are based on limited information currently available to Aeroflex, which is subject to change. Although any such projections and the factors influencing them will likely change, Aeroflex will not necessarily update the information, since Aeroflex will only provide guidance at certain points during the year.

 

Aeroflex Holding Corp. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)

 
   Three Months Ended June 30,
2013  2012
 
Net sales$188,805$184,731
Cost of sales 88,141  89,228 
Gross profit 100,664  95,503 
 
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative costs37,35538,518
Research and development costs21,73220,822
Amortization of acquired intangibles13,85015,653
Restructuring charges1,8091,397
Impairment of goodwill and other long-lived assets94,116(3,000)
Change in fair value of acquisition contingent
consideration liability -  (8,850)
Total operating expenses 168,862  64,540 
Operating income (loss) (68,198) 30,963 
 
Other income (expense):
Interest expense(12,152)(8,851)
Loss on extinguishment of debt and write-off of deferred
financing costs(1,756)(368)
Other income (expense), net 70  (801)
Total other income (expense), net (13,838) (10,020)
 
Income (loss) before income taxes(82,036)20,943
Provision (benefit) for income taxes (571) 3,742 
Net income (loss)$(81,465)$17,201 
 
Net income (loss) per common share:
Basic$(0.96)$0.20 
Diluted$(0.96)$0.20 
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic 84,908  84,828 
Diluted 84,908  84,872 
 
 

Aeroflex Holding Corp. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)

 
   Year Ended June 30,
2013  2012
 
Net sales$647,142$673,015
Cost of sales 318,021  334,129 
Gross profit 329,121  338,886 
 
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative costs147,124151,818
Research and development costs
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