Agilent Technologies Reports Fourth-Quarter 2012 Results

Highlights:

  • GAAP net income of $425 million, or $1.20 per share
  • Non-GAAP net income of $303 million, or $0.86 per share(1)
  • Orders of $1.75 billion, flat with a year ago. Revenues of $1.77 billion, up 2 percent from one year ago
  • First-quarter fiscal year 2013 revenue guidance of $ 1.68 billion to $1.70 billion and non-GAAP earnings guidance of $0.65 to $0.67 per share(2)
  • Fiscal year 2013 revenue guidance of $7.0 billion to $7.2 billion. Non-GAAP earnings guidance at $2.80 to $3.10 per share(2)

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYS: A) today reported revenues of $1.77 billion for the fourth fiscal quarter ended Oct. 31, 2012, 2 percent above one year ago. Fourth-quarter GAAP net income was $425 million, or $1.20 per share. Last year's fourth-quarter GAAP net income was $289 million, or $0.82 per share.

During the fourth quarter, Agilent had intangible amortization of $52 million; acquisition, integration and transformation costs of $40 million; and a donation to the Agilent Technologies Foundation of $10 million. The company also recognized a tax benefit of $227 million. Excluding these items and $3 million of other net charges, Agilent reported fourth-quarter adjusted net income of $303 million, or $0.86 per share(1).

Agilent CEO Bill Sullivan said, "Agilent's performance in the fiscal fourth quarter met our revenue guidance and exceeded EPS guidance. Despite a very challenging economic environment, the strength of our operating model was evident, with operating margins for the quarter and the year at an all-time high."

Electronic Measurement fourth-quarter revenues declined 5 percent compared to the prior year. Revenues declined across all key markets with the exception of computer and semiconductor markets. Operating margins were 23 percent.

Chemical Analysis revenues were down 3 percent compared to a year ago. Environmental and chemical markets were down, offset by growth in the food and forensics markets. Operating margins were 25 percent.

Life Sciences revenues were flat with last year. Growth in the pharma and environmental markets was offset by a decline in academia and government markets. Operating margins were 18 percent.

Diagnostics and Genomics, which includes the Dako acquisition, had revenues of $156 million, up 125 percent over last year or 1 percent excluding the effects of the Dako acquisition. Operating margins were 17 percent.

Agilent generated $485 million of cash from operations in the quarter. Fourth-quarter ROIC was 19 percent(3).

Fiscal first-quarter 2013 revenues are expected to be in the range of $1.68 billion to $1.70 billion. Fiscal first-quarter non-GAAP earnings are expected to be in the range of $0.65 to $0.67 per share(2).

For the full fiscal year 2013, Agilent expects revenue of $7.0 billion to $7.20 billion and non-GAAP earnings of $2.80 to $3.10 per share(2).

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYS: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

Agilent's management will present more details about its fourth-quarter FY2012 financial results on a conference call with investors today at 1:30 p.m. PST. This event will be webcast live in listen-only mode. Listeners may log on at www.investor.agilent.com and select "Q4 2012 Agilent Technologies Inc. Earnings Conference Call" in the "News & Events Calendar of Events" section. The webcast will remain available on the company's website for 90 days.

Additional information regarding financial results can be found at www.investor.agilent.com by selecting "Financial Results" in the "Financial Information" section.

A telephone replay of the conference call will be available at 3:30 p.m. PST today through Nov. 26. The replay number is +1 888 286-8010; international callers may dial (617) 801-6888. The passcode is 72627474.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, information regarding Agilent's future revenues, earnings and profitability; the future demand for the company's products and services; and revenue and non-GAAP earnings guidance for the first quarter and full fiscal year 2013. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Agilent's results to differ materially from management's current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, unforeseen changes in the strength of our customers' businesses, unforeseen changes in the demand for current and new products, technologies, and services, and the risk that we are not able to realize the savings expected from integration and restructuring activities.

In addition, other risks that Agilent faces in running its operations include the ability to execute successfully through business cycles; the ability to meet and achieve the benefits of its cost-reduction goals and otherwise successfully adapt its cost structures to continuing changes in business conditions; ongoing competitive, pricing and gross-margin pressures; the risk that our cost-cutting initiatives will impair our ability to develop products and remain competitive and to operate effectively; the impact of geopolitical uncertainties and global economic conditions on our operations, our markets and our ability to conduct business; the ability to improve asset performance to adapt to changes in demand; the ability of our supply chain to adapt to changes in demand; the ability to successfully introduce new products at the right time, price and mix; the ability of Agilent to successfully integrate recent acquisitions; and other risks detailed in Agilent's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2012. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of Agilent's management and on currently available information. Agilent undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

(1) Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share exclude primarily the impacts of acquisition and integration costs, acquisition fair value adjustments, transformation initiatives and restructuring costs, and non-cash intangibles amortization. We also exclude any tax benefits that are not directly related to ongoing operations and which are either isolated or cannot be expected to occur again with any regularity or predictability. A reconciliation between non-GAAP net income and GAAP net income is set forth on page 5 of the attached tables along with additional information regarding the use of this non-GAAP measure.

(2) Non-GAAP earnings per share as projected for Q1FY13 and full fiscal year 2013 excludes primarily the impacts of acquisition and integration costs, future restructuring costs, asset impairment charges, and non-cash intangibles amortization. We also exclude any tax benefits that are not directly related to ongoing operations and which are either isolated or cannot be expected to occur again with any regularity or predictability. Most of these excluded amounts pertain to events that have not yet occurred and are not currently possible to estimate with a reasonable degree of accuracy. Therefore, no reconciliation to GAAP amounts has been provided. Future amortization of intangibles is expected to be approximately $50 million per quarter.

(3) Return on invested capital (ROIC) is a non-GAAP measure and is defined as income from operations less other (income) expense and taxes, annualized, divided by the average of the two most recent quarter-end balances of assets less net current liabilities. The reconciliation of ROIC can be found on page 7 of the attached tables, along with additional information regarding the use of this non-GAAP measure.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Further technology, corporate citizenship and executive news is available on the Agilent news site at www.agilent.com/go/news.

 

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
     
 
Three Months Ended
October 31, Percent
2012 2011 Inc/(Dec)
 
Orders $ 1,751 $ 1,752 --
 
Net revenue $ 1,767 $ 1,728 2 %
 
Costs and expenses:
Cost of products and services 845 807 5 %
Research and development 178 163 9 %
Selling, general and administrative   466     445   5 %
Total costs and expenses   1,489     1,415   5 %
 
Income from operations 278 313 (11 %)
 
Interest income 2 4 (50 %)
Interest expense (26 ) (23 ) 13 %
Other income (expense), net   2     (1 ) --
 
Income before taxes 256 293 (13 %)
 
Provision (benefit) for income taxes  

(169

)   4   --
 
Net income $

425

  $ 289  

47

%
 
 
 
Net income per share:
Basic $

1.22

$ 0.83
Diluted $

1.20

$ 0.82
 
Weighted average shares used in computing net income per share:
Basic 348 347
Diluted 353 351
 
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.10 $ --
 
 
The preliminary income statement is estimated based on our current information.
 

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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
     
 
Years Ended
October 31, Percent
2012 2011 Inc/(Dec)
 
Orders $ 6,877 $ 6,769 2 %
 
Net revenue $ 6,858 $ 6,615 4 %
 
Costs and expenses:
Cost of products and services 3,254 3,086 5 %
Research and development 668 649 3 %
Selling, general and administrative   1,817     1,809   --
Total costs and expenses   5,739     5,544   4 %
 
Income from operations 1,119 1,071 4 %
 
Interest income 9 14 (36 %)
Interest expense (101 ) (86 ) 17 %
Other income (expense), net   16     33   (52 %)
 
Income before taxes 1,043 1,032 1 %
 
Provision (benefit) for income taxes  

(110

)   20   --
 
Net income $

1,153

  $ 1,012  

14

%
 
 
 
Net income per share:
Basic $

3.31

$ 2.92
Diluted $

3.27

$ 2.85
 
Weighted average shares used in computing net income per share:
Basic 348 347
Diluted 353 355
 
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.30 $ --
.
 
The preliminary income statement is estimated based on our current information.
 

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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(In millions, except par value and share amounts)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
     
 
October 31, October 31,
2012 2011
ASSETS
 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,351 $ 3,527
Accounts receivable, net 923 860
Inventory 1,014 898
Other current assets  

341

    284  
Total current assets

4,629

5,569
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,164 1,006
Goodwill 3,025 1,567
Other intangible assets, net 1,086 429
Long-term investments 109 117
Other assets  

523

    369  
Total assets $

10,536

  $ 9,057  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 461 $ 472
Employee compensation and benefits 387 424
Deferred revenue 420 389
Short-term debt 250 253
Other accrued liabilities   375     299  
Total current liabilities 1,893 1,837
 
Long-term debt 2,112 1,932
Retirement and post-retirement benefits 554 329
Other long-term liabilities  

792

    643  
Total liabilities  

5,351

    4,741  
 
Total Equity:
Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock; $0.01 par value; 125 million shares authorized; none issued and outstanding

Common stock; $0.01 par value; 2 billion shares authorized; 595million shares at October 31, 2012 and 591 million shares at October 31, 2011, issued

6 6

Treasury stock at cost; 249 million shares at October 31, 2012 and 244 million shares at October 31, 2011

(8,707

) (8,535

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