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Applied Materials Announces First Quarter 2015 Results

  • Q1 net sales of  $2.36 billion up 8% year over year led by growth in Applied Global Services and Display
  • Q1 non-GAAP adjusted operating income of $447 million up 18% year over year; GAAP operating income of $458 million up 39% year over year
  • Q1 non-GAAP adjusted EPS of $0.27 up 17% year over year; GAAP EPS of $0.28 up 33% year over year

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015 - Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), the global leader in precision materials engineering solutions for the semiconductor, display and solar industries, today reported results for its first quarter ended January 25, 2015.

First quarter orders were $2.27 billion, up 1 percent sequentially and down 1 percent year over year. Net sales were $2.36 billion, up 4 percent sequentially and up 8 percent year over year.

On a non-GAAP adjusted basis, the company reported gross margin of 42.3 percent, operating income of $447 million, and net income of $338 million or $0.27 per diluted share. The company recorded GAAP gross margin of 40.7 percent, operating income of $458 million, and net income of $348 million or $0.28 per diluted share.

"Major technology inflections in semiconductor and display are creating new growth opportunities for Applied's precision materials engineering products and services," said Gary Dickerson, president and chief executive officer. "With focus and execution, we are gaining momentum toward our long-term strategic goals, and this progress will be accelerated by our planned merger with Tokyo Electron."

Quarterly Results Summary

        Change
GAAP Results Q1 FY2015 Q4 FY2014 Q1 FY2014 Q1 FY2015
vs.
Q4 FY2014
 Q1 FY2015
vs.
Q1 FY2014
Net sales $2.36 billion $2.26 billion $2.19 billion 4% 8%
Gross profit $959 million $959 million $891 million flat 8%
Operating income $458 million $412 million $330 million 11% 39%
Net income $348 million $256 million $253 million 36% 38%
Diluted earnings per share (EPS) $0.28 $0.21 $0.21 33% 33%
Non-GAAP Adjusted Results          
Non-GAAP adjusted gross profit $1.00 billion $1.00 billion $930 million flat 7%
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $447 million $442 million $380 million 1% 18%
Non-GAAP adjusted net income $338 million $338 million $279 million flat 21%
Non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS $0.27 $0.27 $0.23 flat 17%


Applied's non-GAAP adjusted results exclude the impact of the following, where applicable: certain items related to acquisitions or the announced business combination; restructuring charges and any associated adjustments; impairments of assets, goodwill, or investments; gain or loss on sale of strategic investments or facilities; and certain tax items. A reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted results is provided in the financial tables included in this release. See also "Use of Non-GAAP Adjusted Financial Measures" section.

First Quarter Reportable Segment Results and Comparisons to the Prior Quarter

Silicon Systems Group (SSG) orders were $1.43 billion, up 7 percent, with increases in DRAM and NAND, and decreases in foundry and logic/other. Net sales increased by 1 percent to $1.45 billion. Non-GAAP adjusted operating income decreased by 1 percent to $350 million or 24.2 percent of net sales. GAAP operating income increased by 1 percent to $307 million or 21.2 percent of net sales. New order composition was: foundry 34 percent; DRAM 34 percent; flash 18 percent and logic/other 14 percent.

Applied Global Services (AGS) orders of $690 million were the second highest in group history and declined 8 percent from the record set in the previous quarter due to decreases in semiconductor services and 200mm equipment orders. Net sales of $583 million declined 2 percent. Non-GAAP adjusted operating income increased by 5 percent to $154 million or 26.4 percent of net sales. GAAP operating income increased by 5 percent to $153 million or 26.2 percent of net sales.

Display orders of $107 million were down 18 percent reflecting a decrease in TV equipment orders. Net sales increased by 45 percent to $275 million. Non-GAAP adjusted operating income increased by 40 percent to $73 million or 26.5 percent of net sales. GAAP operating income increased by 38 percent to $72 million or 26.2 percent of net sales.

Energy and Environmental Solutions (EES) orders increased by 14 percent to $50 million, and net sales increased by 15 percent to $55 million. EES reported a non-GAAP adjusted operating loss of $3 million and a GAAP operating loss of $4 million.

Applied's backlog declined by 5 percent to $2.78 billion and included negative adjustments of $53 million, primarily consisting of currency adjustments. Backlog composition by segment was:  SSG 49 percent; AGS 30 percent; Display 15 percent; and EES 6 percent.

Business Outlook

For the second quarter of fiscal 2015, Applied expects net sales to be in the range of flat to up a couple of percentage points from the previous quarter. Non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.26 to $0.30. This outlook excludes known charges related to completed acquisitions of $0.03 per share. The outlook does not exclude other non-GAAP adjustments that may arise subsequent to this release.

Use of Non-GAAP Adjusted Financial Measures
Management uses non-GAAP adjusted results to evaluate the company's operating and financial performance in light of business objectives and for planning purposes. These measures are not in accordance with GAAP and may differ from non-GAAP methods of accounting and reporting used by other companies. Applied believes these measures enhance investors' ability to review the company's business from the same perspective as the company's management and facilitate comparisons of this period's results with prior periods. The presentation of this additional information should not be considered a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Webcast Information
Applied Materials will discuss these results during an earnings call that begins at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time today. A live webcast will be available at www.appliedmaterials.com. A replay will be available on the website beginning at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time today.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including those regarding Applied's performance, strategies, industry outlooks, and business outlook for the second quarter of fiscal 2015. These statements and their underlying assumptions 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, including but not limited to: the level of demand for Applied's products, which is subject to many factors, including uncertain global economic and industry conditions, end-demand for electronic products and semiconductors, and customers' new technology and capacity requirements; the timing and nature of technology transitions; the concentrated nature of Applied's customer base; Applied's ability to (i) develop, deliver and support a broad range of products and expand its markets, (ii) achieve the objectives of operational and strategic initiatives, (iii) obtain and protect intellectual property rights in key technologies, (iv) attract, motivate and retain key employees, (v) successfully complete the announced business combination and realize expected benefits and synergies, and (vi) accurately forecast future results, which depends on multiple assumptions related to, without limitation, market conditions, customer requirements and business needs; and other risks described in Applied's SEC filings, including its most recent Forms 10-K and 8-K. All forward-looking statements are based on management's estimates, projections and assumptions as of the date hereof. The company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

About Applied Materials
Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in precision materials engineering solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic industries. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.

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APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

  Three Months Ended
(In millions, except per share amounts) January 25,
 2015
 October 26,
 2014
 January 26,
 2014
Net sales $2,359  $2,264  $2,190 
Cost of products sold 1,400  1,305  1,299 
Gross profit 959  959  891 
Operating expenses:         
Research, development and engineering 351  360  356 
Marketing and selling 111  99  109 
General and administrative 39  88  96 
Total operating expenses 501  547  561 
Income from operations 458  412  330 
Interest expense 23  23  25 
Interest and other income, net 2  9  10 
Income before income taxes 437  398  315 
Provision for income taxes 89  142  62 
Net income $348  $256  $253 
Earnings per share:         
Basic and diluted $0.28  $0.21  $0.21 
Weighted average number of shares:         
Basic 1,224  1,220  1,206 
Diluted 1,240  1,236  1,225 


APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions) January 25,
 2015
 October 26,
 2014
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $2,929  $3,002 
Short-term investments 158  160 
Accounts receivable, net 1,580  1,670 
Inventories 1,641  1,567 
Other current assets 625  568 
Total current assets 6,933  6,967 
Long-term investments 930  935 
Property, plant and equipment, net 864  861 
Goodwill 3,304  3,304 
Purchased technology and other intangible assets, net 905  951 
Deferred income taxes and other assets 137  156 
Total assets $13,073  $13,174 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $1,737  $1,883 
Customer deposits and deferred revenue 784  940 
Total current liabilities 2,521  2,823 
Long-term debt 1,947  1,947 
Other liabilities 533  536 
Total liabilities 5,001  5,306 
Total stockholders' equity 8,072  7,868 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $13,073  $13,174 


APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In millions)Three Months Ended
January 25,
 2015
 October 26,
 2014
 January 26,
 2014
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net income$348  $256  $253 
Adjustments required to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization92  94  94 
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative associated with announced business combination(78) 12  (24)
Share-based compensation48  45  46 
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation(39) (4) (18)
Other36  1  9 
Net change in operating assets and liabilities(347) 3  12 
Cash provided by operating activities60  407  372 
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Capital expenditures(49) (63) (48)
Cash paid for acquisition, net of cash acquired-  (12) - 
Proceeds from sale of facility-  25  - 
Proceeds from sales and maturities of investments140  176  364 
Purchases of investments(141) (179) (163)
Cash provided by (used in) investing activities(50) (53) 153 
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Proceeds from common stock issuances and others, net-  40  10 
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation39  4  18 
Payments of dividends to stockholders(122) (122) (120)
Cash used in financing activities(83) (78) (92)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(73) 276  433 
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period3,002  2,726  1,711 
Cash and cash equivalents - end of period$2,929  $3,002  $2,144 
Supplemental cash flow information:        
Cash payments for income taxes$89  $87  $26 
Cash refunds from income taxes$3  $78  $9 
Cash payments for interest$39  $7  $39 


APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Reportable Segment Results

  Q1 FY2015 Q4 FY2014 Q1 FY2014
(In
millions)
 New
Orders
 Net
Sales
 Operating
Income
(Loss)
 New
Orders
 Net
Sales
 Operating
Income
(Loss)
 New
Orders
 Net
Sales
 Operating
Income
(Loss)
SSG $1,426  $1,446  $307  $1,334  $1,434  $305  $1,569  $1,484  $314 
AGS 690  583  153  747  592  146  597  507  125 
Display 107  275  72  130  190  52  79  159  26 
EES 50  55  (4) 44  48  (3) 40  40  (11)
Corporate -  -  (70) -  -  (88) -  -  (124)
Consoli-
dated
 $2,273  $2,359  $458  $2,255  $2,264  $412  $2,285  $2,190  $330 

Corporate Unallocated Expenses

(In millions) Q1 FY2015 Q4 FY2014 Q1 FY2014
Share-based compensation 48  45  46 
Certain items associated with announced business combination 20  23  11 
Gain on derivative associated with announced business combination, net (78) (39) (24)
Restructuring charges and asset impairments -  (2) 7 
Gain on sale of facility -  (4) - 
Other unallocated expenses 80  65  84 
Total corporate $70  $88  $124 


APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Additional Information

  Q1 FY2015 Q4 FY2014 Q1 FY2014
New Orders and Net Sales by Geography                  
(In $ millions) New
Orders
 Net
Sales
 New
Orders
 Net
Sales
 New
Orders
 Net
Sales
United States 411  529  596  633  403  280 
% of Total 18% 22% 26% 28% 18% 13%
Europe 148  143  198  178  119  164 
% of Total 6% 6% 9% 8% 5% 7%
Japan 242  231  287  209  163  164 
% of Total 11% 10% 13% 9% 7% 8%
Korea 546  464  251  187  240  201 
% of Total 24% 20% 11% 8% 11% 9%
Taiwan 545  519  599  618  984  705 
% of Total 24% 22% 27% 27% 43% 32%
Southeast Asia 85  85  113  136  50  87 
% of Total 4% 4% 5% 6% 2% 4%
China 296  388  211  303  326  589 
% of Total 13% 16% 9% 14% 14% 27%
                   
Employees (In thousands)                  
Regular Full Time 14.1  14.0  13.6 


 APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED RESULTS

  Three Months Ended
(In millions, except percentages) January 25,
 2015
 October 26,
 2014
 January 26,
 2014
Non-GAAP Adjusted Gross Profit         
Reported gross profit - GAAP basis $959  $959  $891 
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 40  42  39 
Non-GAAP adjusted gross profit $999  $1,001  $930 
Non-GAAP adjusted gross margin (% of net sales) 42.3% 44.2% 42.5%
Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income         
Reported operating income - GAAP basis $458  $412  $330 
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 46  48  45 
Acquisition integration costs 1  4  11 
Gain on derivative associated with announced business combination, net (78) (39) (24)
Certain items associated with announced business combination2 20  23  11 
Restructuring charges and asset impairments3 -  (2) 7 
Gain on sale of facility -  (4) - 
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $447  $442  $380 
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin (% of net sales) 18.9% 19.5% 17.4%
Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income         
Reported net income - GAAP basis $348  $256  $253 
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 46  48  45 
Acquisition integration costs 1  4  11 
Gain on derivative associated with announced business combination, net (78) (39) (24)
Certain items associated with announced business combination2 20  23  11 
Restructuring charges and asset impairments3 -  (2) 7 
Gain on sale of facility -  (4) - 
Impairment (gain on sale) of strategic investments, net 1  (5) (5)
Reinstatement of federal R&D tax credit, resolution of prior years' income tax filings and other tax items (17) 50  (15)
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments 17  7  (4)
Non-GAAP adjusted net income $338  $338  $279 

1These items are incremental charges attributable to completed acquisitions, consisting of amortization of purchased intangible assets.
  
2These items are incremental charges related to the announced business combination agreement with Tokyo Electron Limited, consisting of acquisition-related and integration planning costs.
  
3Results for the three months ended October 26, 2014 and January 26, 2014 included a $2 million favorable adjustment of restructuring reserve and $7 million of employee-related costs, respectively, related to the restructuring program announced on October 3, 2012.


APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED RESULTS

  Three Months Ended
(In millions except per share amounts) January 25,
 2015
 October 26,
 2014
 January 26,
 2014
Non-GAAP Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share         
Reported earnings per diluted share - GAAP basis $0.28  $0.21  $0.21 
Certain items associated with acquisitions 0.03  0.04  0.03 
Acquisition integration costs -  -  0.01 
Certain items associated with announced business combination 0.01  0.01  - 
Gain on derivative associated with announced business combination, net (0.04) (0.02) (0.01)
Reinstatement of federal R&D tax credit, resolution of prior years' income tax filings and other tax items (0.01) 0.03  (0.01)
Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per diluted share $0.27  $0.27  $0.23 
Weighted average number of diluted shares 1,240  1,236  1,225 


APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED RESULTS

  Three Months Ended
(In millions, except percentages) January 25,
 2015
 October 26,
 2014
 January 26,
 2014
SSG Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income         
Reported operating income - GAAP basis $307  $305  $314 
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 43  46  42 
Acquisition integration costs -  1  1 
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $350  $352  $357 
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin (% of net sales) 24.2% 24.5% 24.1%
AGS Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income         
Reported operating income - GAAP basis $153  $146  $125 
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 1  -  1 
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $154  $146  $126 
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin (% of net sales) 26.4% 24.7% 24.9%
Display Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income         
Reported operating income - GAAP basis $72  $52  $26 
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 1  -  1 
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $73  $52  $27 
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin (% of net sales) 26.5% 27.4% 17.0%
EES Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Loss         
Reported operating loss - GAAP basis $(4) $(3) $(11)
Certain items associated with acquisitions1 1  2  1 
Non-GAAP adjusted operating loss $(3) $(1) $(10)
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin (% of net sales) (5.5)% (2.1)% (25.0)%

1These items are incremental charges attributable to completed acquisitions, consisting of amortization of purchased intangible assets.


APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED OPERATING EXPENSES

 Three Months Ended
(In millions)January 25, 2015 October 26, 2014
      
Operating expenses - GAAP basis$501  $547 
Gain on derivative associated with announced business combination, net78  39 
Restructuring charges and asset impairments-  2 
Certain items associated with acquisitions(6) (6)
Acquisition integration costs(1) (4)
Certain items associated with announced business combination(20) (23)
Gain on sale of facility-  4 
Non-GAAP adjusted operating expenses$552  $559 


UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EFFECTIVE INCOME TAX RATE

 Three Months Ended
(In millions, except percentages)January 25, 2015
   
Provision for income taxes - GAAP basis (a)$89 
Reinstatement of federal R&D tax credit, resolutions of prior years' income tax filings and other tax items17 
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments(17)
Non-GAAP adjusted provision for income taxes (b)$89 
   
Income before income taxes - GAAP basis (c)$437 
Certain items associated with acquisitions46 
Acquisition integration costs1 
Gain on derivative associated with announced business combination(78)
Certain items associated with announced business combination20 
Impairment of strategic investments1 
Non-GAAP adjusted income before income taxes (d)$427 
   
Effective income tax rate - GAAP basis (a/c)20.4%
   
Non-GAAP adjusted effective income tax rate (b/d)20.8%
 
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