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Brooks Automation Reports Fiscal Third Quarter of 2015 Ended June 30, 2015 Results

CHELMSFORD, Mass.Aug. 06, 2015 -- Brooks Automation, Inc. (Nasdaq:BRKS), a leading worldwide provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Fiscal Third Quarter of 2015 Financial and Operational Highlights:

  • Revenue was $144.9 million;
  • Total order bookings were $151.7 million;
  • GAAP Net Income was $7.7 million with diluted EPS of $0.11;
  • Non-GAAP Net Income was $10.3 million with diluted EPS of $0.15;
  • Operating cash flow was $16.5 million;
  • Total of Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Marketable Securities, as of June 30, was $214.6 million or $3.13 per Diluted Share with no bank debt.

Summary of GAAP and Non-GAAP Earnings

   
  Quarter Ended
  June 30,   March 31,   June 30,
Dollars in thousands, except per share data 2015   2015   2014
GAAP net income attributable to Brooks Automation, Inc. $ 7,681     $ 2,711     $ 24,476  
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.11     $ 0.04     $ 0.36  
           
Non-GAAP net income attributable to Brooks Automation, Inc. $ 10,277     $ 5,429     $ 3,602  
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.15     $ 0.08     $ 0.05  
                       

A reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to the most nearly comparable GAAP measures follows the consolidated balance sheets, statements of operations and statements of cash flows included in this release.

Management Comments
"Our performance in the quarter demonstrates the strength of our Product Solutions business.  As the Semi front-end manufacturers implement each new project, we have seen increasing reliance on Brooks’ vacuum and contamination control technology,” stated Dr. Steve Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer of Brooks. “We have driven gross margins back to our expected levels as a result of operational improvements and continued cost reductions.  In our Life Science Systems segment we made significant strides in the planned restructuring of the sample stores manufacturing and the build-out of the FluidX consumables and instruments team.  Most notable for the future in sample management, the team is well positioned to ship the first automated stores in the -150°C Cryogenic space.”

GAAP Summary
Revenue increased 4% sequentially to $144.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, while the gross margin improved 230 basis points to 35.3% and operating expense decreased $2.0 million.  The GAAP net income result was $7.7 million and diluted EPS was $0.11.

Amortization of intangibles, special charges, and one-time items are appropriately included in the GAAP summary of earnings. The impact on earnings of these items is set out in the unaudited table included with this release.

Results of Q3 Fiscal 2015 (Non-GAAP Discussion)

Non-GAAP net income was $10.3 million in the third quarter, resulting in non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.15. This compares to non-GAAP net income of $5.4 million and non-GAAP EPS of $0.08 in the prior quarter.

As noted above, revenue for the third fiscal quarter of 2015 was $144.9 million, up 4% compared to the second fiscal quarter of 2015. Product Solutions revenue grew 6% to $104.5 million as sales increased in our automation, contamination control solutions, cryo pump, and Polycold offerings.  The primary market drivers of sales were demand for vacuum and atmospheric systems for advanced packaging, as well as the increased need for contamination control in the leading technology fab lines.  The Global Services revenue increased 3% to $23.6 million, while the Life Science Systems revenue declined 4% to $16.8 million.

Adjusted gross margin, which excludes amortization and purchase accounting impacts, was 36.2% in the quarter, up from 34.0% in the prior quarter. The Product Solutions adjusted gross margin was 37.3% in the third quarter compared to 35.1% in the prior period.  The gross margin improvement was primarily driven by improved cost controls, while also benefiting from product mix and higher volumes. The Life Science Systems adjusted gross margin was 30.2% compared to 30.7% in the prior quarter. The Global Services adjusted gross margin was 35.6% in the third quarter compared to 31.5% in the prior quarter. This increase was primarily due to reduced cost of revenue due to a more favorable mix of repair services performed in the quarter. In summary, the total adjusted gross profit increase of $5.2 million includes an increase of $5.5 million in the Product Solutions and Global Services segments on higher revenue with improved margins, and a decrease of $0.3 million from Life Science Systems segment on lower revenue.

Total order bookings in the third quarter were $151.7 million compared to $135.0 million in the second quarter. The Life Science Systems business had $13.8 million of new orders in the third quarter, bringing total backlog to $44 million and 12-month backlog to $34 million. Bookings for the semiconductor business in the Product Solutions and Global Services segments totaled $137.9 million, compared to $121.1 million in the second quarter.

Non-GAAP operating expense of $38.7 million decreased 4% sequentially due to reduced G&A and stock compensation expense.

Other income was $0.6 million in the third quarter, compared to $1.3 million in the second quarter.  The decrease was driven by fewer gains recognized related to foreign exchange.

Adjusted EBITDA in the quarter was $20.0 million compared to $14.8 million in the second quarter. Cash flow from operations for the third quarter was $16.5 million, compared to $1.9 million in the second quarter.  Cash flow in the quarter benefited from the improved adjusted EBITDA while working capital was reduced modestly.  The Company's cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities increased $7.5 million in the third quarter to $214.6 million.

Quarterly Cash Dividend
The Company additionally announced that the Board of Directors has reiterated a dividend of $0.10 per share payable on September 25, 2015 to stockholders of record on September 4, 2015. Future dividend declarations, as well as the record and payment dates for such dividends, are subject to the final determination of the Company's Board of Directors.

Guidance for Fourth Fiscal Quarter of Fiscal 2015
The Company announced revenue and earnings guidance for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. Revenue is expected to be in the range of $140 million to $146 million. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is expected to be in the range of $0.10 to $0.14.

Conference Call
Brooks management will webcast its third quarter earnings conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. During the call, Company management will respond to questions concerning, but not limited to, the Company's financial performance, business conditions and industry outlook. Management's responses could contain information that has not been previously disclosed.

The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and, together with presentation materials referenced on the call, will be hosted at the Investor Relations section of Brooks' website at www.brooks.com, and will be archived online on this website for convenient on-demand replay. In addition, you may call 800-747-0367 (US & Canada only) or 212-231-2926 to listen to the live webcast.
                
About Brooks Automation, Inc.
Brooks is a leading worldwide provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences. Brooks' technologies, engineering competencies and global service capabilities provide customers speed to market and ensure high uptime and rapid response, which equate to superior value in their mission-critical controlled environments. Since 1978, Brooks has been a leading partner to the global semiconductor manufacturing market and, through product development initiatives and strategic business acquisitions, has expanded offerings to meet the needs of customers in the life sciences industry, analytical & research markets and clean energy solutions. Brooks is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, with direct operations in North AmericaEurope and Asia.

For more information, visit www.brooks.com.

“Safe Harbor Statement” under Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Some statements in this release are forward-looking statements made under Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees but involve risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that could cause Brooks' financial and business results to differ materially from our expectations. They are based on the facts known to management at the time they are made. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding our revenue and operating margin expectations, our ability to develop further our business in new and adjacent markets, and our ability to achieve financial success in the future. Factors that could cause results to differ from our expectations include the following: volatility of the industries the Company serves, particularly the semiconductor industry; our possible inability to meet demand for our products due to difficulties in obtaining components and materials from our suppliers in required quantities and of required quality; the inability of customers to make payments to us when due; the timing and effectiveness of cost reduction and cost control measures; price competition; disputes concerning intellectual property; continuing uncertainties in global political and economic conditions, and other factors and other risks that we have described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to our Annual Report on Form 10-K, current reports on Form 8-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. As a result we can provide no assurance that our future results will not be materially different from those projected. Brooks expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statement to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Brooks undertakes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release.

 
BROOKS AUTOMATION, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
 
  June 
30,
 2015
  September 30,
 2014
Assets      
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 79,670     $ 94,114  
Marketable securities 61,555     68,130  
Accounts receivable, net 100,973     80,106  
Inventories 95,167     93,567  
Deferred tax assets 18,990     19,009  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 14,488     19,387  
Total current assets 370,843     374,313  
Property, plant and equipment, net 46,277     50,183  
Long-term marketable securities 73,404     83,212  
Long-term deferred tax assets 68,603     67,563  
Goodwill 118,257     109,501  
Intangible assets, net 56,771     59,550  
Equity method investments 26,760     28,944  
Other assets 9,458     4,772  
Total assets $ 770,373     $ 778,038  
Liabilities and equity      
Current liabilities      
Accounts payable $ 47,145     $ 33,740  
Capital lease obligation 881     881  
Deferred revenue 22,614     26,279  
Accrued warranty and retrofit costs 6,184     6,499  
Accrued compensation and benefits 19,709     21,663  
Accrued restructuring costs 2,661     3,475  
Accrued income taxes payable 4,012     1,808  
Deferred tax liabilities 339     808  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 15,617     18,688  
Total current liabilities 119,162     113,841  
Long-term capital lease obligation 7,049     7,417  
Long-term tax reserves 3,947     5,708  
Long-term deferred tax liabilities 3,268     2,567  
Long-term pension liability 2,416     1,774  
Other long-term liabilities 3,305     3,842  
Total liabilities 139,147     135,149  
Commitments and contingencies      
Equity      
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding      
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 125,000,000 shares authorized, 80,951,970 shares issued and 67,490,101 shares outstanding at June 30, 2015, 80,375,777 shares issued and 66,913,908 shares outstanding at September 30, 2014 810     804  
Additional paid-in capital 1,842,773     1,834,619  
Accumulated other comprehensive income 8,452     15,687  
Treasury stock at cost, 13,461,869 shares (200,956 )   (200,956 )
Accumulated deficit (1,019,853 )   (1,007,265 )
Total equity 631,226     642,889  
Total liabilities and equity $ 770,373     $ 778,038  

 

 
BROOKS AUTOMATION, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Nine Months Ended
June 30,
  2015   2014   2015   2014
Revenue              
Product $ 120,816     $ 93,223     $ 336,941     $ 288,887  
Services 24,078     24,136     70,002     71,444  
Total revenue 144,894     117,359     $ 406,943     $ 360,331  
Cost of revenue              
Product 79,721     59,985     228,989     185,507  
Services 13,986     16,628     41,654     48,889  
Total cost of revenue 93,707     76,613     270,643     234,396  
Gross profit 51,187     40,746     136,300     125,935  
Operating expenses              
Research and development 12,834     13,494     39,001     38,538  
Selling, general and administrative 27,825     30,040     86,845     84,812  
Restructuring and other charges 358     3,122     3,711     4,641  
Total operating expenses 41,017     46,656     129,557     127,991  
Operating income (loss) 10,170     (5,910 )   6,743     (2,056 )
Interest income 199     181     678     685  
Interest expense (100 )   (101 )   (300 )   (101 )
Other income, net 460     157     2,640     472  
Income (loss) before income taxes and equity in earnings (losses) of equity method investments 10,729     (5,673 )   9,761     (1,000 )
Income tax provision (benefit) 3,340     (2,838 )   1,790     (928 )
Income (loss) before equity in earnings (losses) of equity method investments 7,389     (2,835 )   7,971     (72 )
Equity in earnings (losses) of equity method investments 292     71     (313 )   1,330  
Income (loss) from continuing operations 7,681     (2,764 )   7,658     1,258  
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax     27,263         30,002  
Net income 7,681     24,499     7,658     31,260  
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests     (23 )       (147 )
Net income attributable to Brooks Automation, Inc. $ 7,681     $ 24,476     $ 7,658     $ 31,113  
Basic net income (loss) per share attributable to Brooks Automation, Inc. common stockholders:              
Net income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.11     $ (0.04 )   $ 0.11     $ 0.02  
Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax     0.41         0.45  
Basic net income per share attributable to Brooks Automation, Inc. $ 0.11     $ 0.37     $ 0.11     $ 0.47  
Diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to Brooks Automation, Inc. common stockholders:              
Net income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.11     $ (0.04 )   $ 0.11     $ 0.02  
Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax     0.40         0.44  
Diluted net income per share attributable to Brooks Automation, Inc. $ 0.11     $ 0.36     $ 0.11     $ 0.46  
Dividend declared per share $ 0.10     $ 0.08     $ 0.30     $ 0.24  
               
Shares used in computing earnings (loss) per share:              
Basic 67,454     66,751     67,321     66,583  
Diluted 68,571     67,653     68,520     67,528  

 

 
BROOKS AUTOMATION, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
  Nine Months Ended 
June 30,
  2015   2014
Cash flows from operating activities      
Net income $ 7,658     $ 31,260  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization 18,929     17,252  
Impairment of intangible assets     398  
Impairment of other assets     2,621  
Stock-based compensation 9,510     8,774  
Amortization of premium on marketable securities 917     896  
Undistributed losses (earnings) of equity method investments 313     (1,330 )
Deferred income tax provision (benefit) (2,262 )   1,115  
Gain on disposal of businesses     (27,444 )
(Gain) loss on disposal of long-lived assets (4 )   52  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and disposals:      
Accounts receivable (19,070 )   10,416  
Inventories (1,519 )   1,150  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (4,881 )   (3,612 )
Accounts payable 11,600     (15,712 )
Deferred revenue (2,339 )   13,243  
Accrued warranty and retrofit costs (320 )   (820 )
Accrued compensation and benefits (1,907 )   5,484  
Accrued restructuring costs (660 )   2,542  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 5,506     (5,947 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 21,471     40,338  
Cash flows from investing activities      
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (5,945 )   (3,384 )
Purchases of marketable securities (58,991 )   (128,135 )
Sales and maturities of marketable securities 74,515     89,579  
Proceeds from divestitures     85,369  
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (17,257 )   (37,832 )
Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment 6      
Purchases of other investments (5,000 )    
Decreases in restricted cash     177  
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities (12,672 )   5,774  
Cash flows from financing activities      
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs 867     967  
Principal repayments of capital lease obligations (368 )    
Common stock dividends paid (20,229 )   (16,144 )
Net cash used in financing activities (19,730 )   (15,177 )
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (3,513 )   1,641  
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (14,444 )   32,576  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 94,114     82,971  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 79,670     $ 115,547  
       
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:      
Acquisition of buildings and land through capital lease $     $ 8,537  
               

Notes on Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
The information in this press release is for: internal managerial purposes; when publicly providing guidance on future results; and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. These financial measures are used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. Management believes these financial measures provide an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations, that, when viewed with our GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of our business. Management strongly encourages investors to review our financial statements and publicly-filed reports in their entirety and not rely on any single measure.

The press release includes financial measures which exclude the effects of special charges such as restructuring charges and acquisition related charges. Management believes these measures are useful to investors because it eliminates accounting charges that do not reflect Brooks' day-to-day operations. Tables reconciling GAAP to the non-GAAP measures are presented below.

                   
          Quarter Ended        
  June 30, 2015   March 31, 2015   June 30, 2014
Dollars in thousands, except per share data $   Per Diluted Share   $   Per Diluted Share   $   Per Diluted Share
Net income attributable to Brooks Automation, Inc. $ 7,681     0.11     $ 2,711     $ 0.04     $ 24,476     $ 0.36  
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax                 27,263     0.40  
Net income (loss) attributable to continuing operations 7,681     0.11     2,711     0.04     (2,787 )   (0.04 )
Adjustments, net of tax:                      
Purchase accounting impact on inventory and contracts acquired                 99     0.00  
Amortization of intangible assets 2,222     0.03     2,219     0.03     1,850     0.03  
Impairment of note receivable                 1,704     0.03  
Restructuring charges 261     0.00     457     0.01     2,126     0.03  
Inventory write-downs related to restructuring programs                 210     0.00  
Liquidation costs due to dissolution of joint venture 69     0.00                  
Merger costs 44     0.00     42     0.00     400     0.01  
Non-GAAP net income attributable to Brooks Automation, Inc. 10,277     0.15     5,429     0.08     3,602     0.05  
Stock-based compensation 2,402     0.04     3,625     0.05     2,258     0.03  
Non-GAAP net income attributable to Brooks Automation, Inc. - excluding stock-based compensation $ 12,679     0.18     $ 9,054     $ 0.13     $ 5,860     $ 0.09  
                                             

 

  Nine Months Ended
  June 30, 2015   June 30, 2014
Dollars in thousands, except per share data $   Per Diluted 
Share
  $   Per Diluted 
Share
Net income attributable to Brooks Automation, Inc. $ 7,658     $ 0.11     $ 31,113     $ 0.46  
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax         30,002     0.44  
Net income attributable to continuing operations 7,658     0.11     1,111     0.02  
Adjustments, net of tax:              
Purchase accounting impact on inventory and contracts acquired 1,164     0.02     328     0.00  
Amortization of intangible assets 6,662     0.10     5,147     0.08  
Impairment of note receivable 681     0.01     1,704     0.03  
Impairment of intangible assets         259     0.00  
Restructuring charges 2,504     0.04     3,160     0.05  
Inventory write-downs related to restructuring programs         210     0.00  
Liquidation costs due to dissolution of joint venture 69     0.00          
Merger costs 411     0.01     521     0.01  
Non-GAAP net income attributable to Brooks Automation, Inc. 19,149     0.28     12,440     $ 0.18  
Stock-based compensation 9,510     0.14     8,776     $ 0.13  
Non-GAAP net income attributable to Brooks Automation, Inc. - excluding stock-based compensation $ 28,659     $ 0.42     $ 21,216     $ 0.31  
                               

 

  Quarter Ended
  June 30, 2015   March 31, 2015   June 30, 2014
Dollars in thousands $   %   $   %   $   %
Gross profit/gross margin percentage $ 51,187     35.3 %   $ 46,025     33.0 %   $ 40,746     34.7 %
Adjustments:                      
Amortization of intangible assets 1,299     0.9 %   1,299     0.9 %   1,142     1.0 %
Purchase accounting impact on inventory and contracts acquired                 138     0.1 %
Inventory write-downs related to restructuring programs                 310     0.3 %
Adjusted gross profit/gross margin percentage $ 52,486     36.2 %   $ 47,324     34.0 %   $ 42,336     36.1 %
                                         

 

  Nine Months Ended
  June 30, 2015   June 30, 2014
Dollars in thousands $   %   $   %
Gross profit/gross margin percentage $ 136,300     33.5 %   $ 125,935     34.9 %
Adjustments:              
Amortization of intangible assets 3,903     1.0 %   3,173     0.9 %
Impairment of intangible assets         398     0.1 %
Purchase accounting impact on inventory and contracts acquired 1,511     0.4 %   490     0.1 %
Inventory write-downs related to restructuring programs         310     0.1 %
Adjusted gross profit/gross margin percentage $ 141,714     34.8 %   $ 130,306     36.2 %
                           

 

  Quarter Ended   Nine Months Ended
  June 30,   March 31,   June 30,   June 30,   June 30,
Dollars in thousands 2015   2015   2014   2015   2014
Net income attributable to Brooks Automation, Inc. $ 7,681     $ 2,711     $ 24,476     $ 7,658     $ 31,113  
Adjustments:                  
Less: Interest income (199 )   (228 )   (181 )   (678 )   (685 )
Add: Interest expense 100     98     101     300     101  
Add: Income tax provision (benefit) 3,340     1,560     (2,838 )   1,790     (928 )
Add: Depreciation 2,979     3,117     3,294     9,281     9,389  
Add: Amortization of completed technology 1,299     1,299     1,142     3,903     3,173  
Add: Amortization of customer relationships and acquired intangible assets 1,917     1,914     1,606     5,743     4,522  
EBITDA $ 17,117     $ 10,471     $ 27,600     $ 27,997     $ 46,685  
                                       

 

  Quarter Ended   Nine Months Ended
  June 30,   March 31,   June 30,   June 30,   June 30,
Dollars in thousands 2015   2015   2014   2015   2014
EBITDA $ 17,117     $ 10,471     $ 27,600     $ 27,997     $ 46,685  
Adjustments:                  
Less: Income from discontinued operations, net of tax         (27,263 )       (30,002 )
Add: Impairment of completed technology                 398  
Add: Impairment of note receivable         2,621         2,621  
Add: Stock-based compensation 2,402     3,625     2,258     9,510     8,776  
Add: Restructuring charges 358     685     3,122     3,711     4,641  
Add: Inventory write-downs related to restructuring programs         310         310  
Add: Purchase accounting impact on inventory and contracts acquired         138     1,511     490  
Add: Liquidation costs due to dissolution of joint venture 69             69      
Add: Merger costs 44     64     426     432     607  
Add: Impairment of equity method investments             681      
Adjusted EBITDA $ 19,990     $ 14,845     $ 9,212     $ 43,911     $ 34,526  
                                       

CONTACT:
Lynne Yassemedis
Brooks Automation, Inc.
978-262-4443
lynne.yassemedis@brooks.com

John Mills
Senior Managing Director
ICR, LLC
310-954-1105
john.mills@icrinc.com

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