Varex Announces Financial Results for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2020

02/11/20

SALT LAKE CITY, February 11, 2020 – Varex Imaging Corporation (Nasdaq: VREX) today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020.

 

1QFY20 Highlights

  • Revenues were $200 million
  • Gross margin was 31% | Adjusted gross margin* was 33%
  • Net earnings were $(0.03) per diluted share | Adjusted net earnings were $0.21 per diluted share

 

“We had strong revenue growth in the first quarter driven by higher global sales of CT tubes and products for oncology, dental and airport baggage screening applications. Partially offsetting this were lower sales of radiographic digital detectors and mammography products,” said Sunny Sanyal, Chief Executive Officer of Varex. “Since the start of this fiscal year, we have renewed a number of multi-year pricing agreements with key customers, including our largest customer Canon Medical Systems Corporation,” said Sanyal.

 

Revenues for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 increased 8% to $200 million compared to $186 million in the prior year quarter. Medical segment revenues increased 8% to $156 million and Industrial segment revenues increased 6% to $44 million.

 

Gross margin for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 was 31% of revenues compared to gross margin of 32% of revenues in the prior year quarter. Adjusted gross margin* was 33% of revenues compared to 36% of revenues in the prior year quarter.

 

R&D investment for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 was 11% of revenues compared to 10% of revenues in the prior year quarter and SG&A expenses were 17% of revenues compared to 17% of revenues in the same quarter a year ago.

 

Operating margin for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 was 2% of revenues compared to 6% in the prior year quarter. The adjusted operating margin* was 8% of revenues compared to 11% in the prior year quarter.

 

Net earnings for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 were $(0.03) per diluted share compared to $0.08 per diluted share in the prior year quarter. Adjusted net earnings* were $0.21 per diluted share compared to adjusted net earnings* of $0.26 per diluted share in the same quarter a year ago.

 

Cash Flow and Balance Sheet

 

At the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, cash and cash equivalents were $30 million. Cash flow from operations was $23 million for the first quarter. During the first quarter, the company reduced debt by $14 million and ended the quarter with total debt outstanding of $381 million.

 

Adjusted Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

*Please refer to "Reconciliation between GAAP and Adjusted Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below for a reconciliation of non-GAAP items to the comparable GAAP measures.

 

Conference Call Information

 

Varex will conduct its earnings conference call for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 today at 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time. The conference call will be webcast live and can be accessed at the company's website at investors.vareximaging.com. Access will also be available by dialing 1-877-524-8416 from anywhere in the U.S. or by dialing 1-412-902-1028 from non-U.S. locations. The webcast of this call will be archived on the company’s website and a replay of the call will be available from today through February 25th at 1-877-660-6853 from anywhere in the U.S. or 1-201-612-7415 from non-U.S. locations. The replay conference call access code is 13698110.

 

About Varex

 

Varex Imaging Corporation is a leading innovator, designer and manufacturer of X-ray imaging components, which include X-ray tubes, digital detectors and other image processing solutions that are key components of X-ray imaging systems. With a 65+ year history of successful innovation, Varex’s products are used in medical imaging as well as in industrial and security imaging applications. Global OEM manufacturers incorporate the company’s X-ray sources, digital detectors, connecting devices and imaging software in their systems to detect, diagnose, protect and inspect. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Varex employs approximately 2,000 people located at manufacturing and service center sites in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information visit vareximaging.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Forward Looking Statements

 

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements concerning unaudited financial results; industry or market outlook; customer demand; potential impact of tariffs, revenues, product volumes, or other expected future financial results or performance; and any statements using the terms “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “outlook,” “future,” “anticipate,” “will,” “could,” “estimate,” “guidance,” or similar statements are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. While forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by us that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, whether actual results and developments will meet our expectations and predictions depend on a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause our actual results, performance, and financial condition to differ materially from our expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include restructuring charges being more than expected; the continued impact of tariffs or a global trade war on the company’s products and customer purchasing patterns; our ability to obtain the intended benefits and synergies of acquisitions and facility consolidations; global economic conditions; demand for and delays in delivery of products of the company or its customers; the company’s ability to reduce costs; litigation costs; the company’s ability to develop, commercialize and deploy new products; the impact of reduced or limited demand by purchasers of certain X-ray products; the impact of competitive products and pricing; the ability to remediate material weaknesses in internal control; and the other risks listed from time to time in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which by this reference are incorporated herein. Any forward-looking statements made by us in this news release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. The company assumes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements in this release because of new information, future events, or otherwise.

 

Varex has not filed its Form 10-Q for the period ended January 3, 2020. As a result, all financial results described here should be considered preliminary, and are subject to change to reflect any necessary adjustments or changes in accounting estimates, that are identified prior to the time the company files the Form 10-Q.

 

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For Information Contact:

Howard Goldman

Director of Investor & Public Relations

Varex Imaging Corporation

801.978.5274 | [email protected]

 

 

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

(In millions, except for per share amounts)

January 3, 2020

 

December 28, 2018

Revenues:

 

 

 

Medical

$

155.6

 

 

$

143.9

 

Industrial

44.5

 

 

41.8

 

Total revenues

200.1

 

 

185.7

 

Gross margin:

 

 

 

Medical

43.8

 

 

45.1

 

Industrial

17.3

 

 

14.9

 

Total gross margin

61.1

 

 

60.0

 

Operating Expenses:

 

 

 

Research and development

21.7

 

 

18.8

 

Selling, general and administrative

34.8

 

 

30.8

 

Operating expenses

56.5

 

 

49.6

 

Operating earnings:

4.6

 

 

10.4

 

Interest expense

(5.4)

 

 

(5.1)

 

Other expense, net

(0.4)

 

 

(1.2)

 

Interest and other expense, net

(5.8)

 

 

(6.3)

 

(Loss) earnings before taxes

(1.2)

 

 

4.1

 

Taxes (benefit) on earnings

 

 

1.1

 

Net (loss) earnings

(1.2)

 

 

3.0

 

Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

0.1

 

 

 

Net (loss) earnings attributable to Varex

$

(1.3)

 

 

$

3.0

 

Net (loss) earnings per common share attributable to Varex

 

 

 

Basic

$

(0.03)

 

 

$

0.08

 

Diluted

$

(0.03)

 

 

$

0.08

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

Basic

38.5

 

 

38.1

 

Diluted

38.5

 

 

38.3

 

 

 

 

 

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

(In millions, except share amounts)

January 3, 2020

 

September 27, 2019

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

30.0

 

 

$

29.9

 

Accounts receivable, net

122.9

 

 

141.0

 

Inventories, net

269.1

 

 

248.2

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

18.2

 

 

19.3

 

Total current assets

$

440.2

 

 

$

438.4

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

146.2

 

 

142.3

 

Goodwill

290.8

 

 

290.8

 

Intangibles assets

81.8

 

 

86.3

 

Investments in privately-held companies

54.9

 

 

53.6

 

Operating lease assets

25.1

 

 

 

Other assets

29.4

 

 

27.5

 

Total assets

$

1,068.4

 

 

$

1,038.9

 

Liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

73.2

 

 

$

58.2

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

70.9

 

 

75.7

 

Current operating lease liabilities

6.7

 

 

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

30.4

 

 

30.7

 

Deferred revenues

9.7

 

 

10.5

 

Total current liabilities

$

190.9

 

 

$

175.1

 

Long-term debt

350.9

 

 

364.4

 

Deferred tax liabilities

8.9

 

 

8.2

 

Operating lease liabilities

19.2

 

 

 

Other long-term liabilities

36.6

 

 

32.5

 

Total liabilities

$

606.5

 

 

$

580.2

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

10.7

 

 

10.5

 

Stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $.01 par value: 20,000,000 shares authorized, none issued

 

 

 

Common stock, $.01 par value: 150,000,000 shares authorized,

 

 

 

Shares issued and outstanding - 38,494,349 and 38,371,305 at January 3, 2020 and September 27, 2019, respectively.

0.4

 

 

0.4

 

Additional paid-in capital

377.6

 

 

371.8

 

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

(2.6)

 

 

(1.7)

)

Retained earnings

72.5

 

 

74.4

 

Total Varex stockholders' equity

$

447.9

 

 

$

444.9

 

Noncontrolling interests

3.3

 

 

3.3

 

Total stockholders' equity

$

451.2

 

 

$

448.2

 

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and equity

$

1,068.4

 

 

$

1,038.9

 

 

 

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION

RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND ADJUSTED NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

(In millions, except per share amounts)

 

January 3, 2020

 

December 28, 2018

GROSS MARGIN RECONCILIATION

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

$

200.1

 

 

$

185.7

 

Gross margin

 

$

61.1

 

 

$

60.0

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

2.5

 

 

1.9

 

Restructuring charges

 

0.3

 

 

4.2

 

Other non-operational costs

 

1.9

 

 

 

Purchase price accounting adjustments

 

0.3

 

 

 

Adjusted gross margin

 

$

66.1

 

 

$

66.1

 

Gross margin %

 

30.5

%

 

32.3

%

Adjusted gross margin %

 

33.0

%

 

35.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATING EARNINGS RECONCILIATION

 

 

 

 

Operating earnings

 

$

4.6

 

 

$

10.4

 

Amortization of intangible assets (includes amortization impacts to cost of revenues)

 

4.6

 

 

3.7

 

Purchase price accounting adjustments  (includes purchase price accounting impacts to cost of revenues)

 

0.3

 

 

 

Separation and related costs

 

2.5

 

 

0.4

 

Restructuring charges (includes restructuring impact to cost of revenues)

 

0.8

 

 

5.1

 

Acquisition and integration related costs

 

0.6

 

 

 

Other non-operational costs (includes other non-operational impacts to cost of revenues)

 

2.0

 

 

 

Total operating earnings adjustments

 

$

10.8

 

 

$

9.2

 

Adjusted operating earnings

 

$

15.4

 

 

$

19.6

 

Operating earnings margin

 

2.3

%

 

5.6

%

Adjusted operating earnings margin

 

7.7

%

 

10.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

EARNINGS BEFORE TAXES RECONCILIATION

 

 

 

 

(Loss) earnings before taxes

 

$

(1.2

)

 

$

4.1

 

Total operating earnings adjustments

 

10.8

 

 

9.2

 

Acquisition related costs

 

0.8

 

 

 

Total earnings before taxes adjustments

 

$

11.6

 

 

$

9.2

 

Adjusted earnings before taxes

 

$

10.4

 

 

$

13.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET (LOSS) EARNINGS AND DILUTED NET EARNINGS PER SHARE RECONCILIATION

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) earnings attributable to Varex

 

$

(1.3)

 

 

$

3.0

 

Total earnings before taxes adjustments

 

$

11.6

 

 

$

9.2

 

Estimated annual effective tax rate

 

19.0

%

 

22.6

%

Tax effects of operating earnings adjustments

 

$

(2.2)

 

 

$

(2.1)

 

Adjusted net earnings

 

$

8.1

 

 

$

10.1

 

Diluted net (loss) earnings per share

 

$

(0.03)

 

 

$

0.08

 

Adjusted diluted net earnings per share

 

$

0.21

 

 

$

0.26

 

Dilutive shares

 

38.5

 

 

38.3

 

Adjusted dilutive shares

 

39.1

 

 

38.3

 

 
 

Discussion of Adjusted Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

This press release includes adjusted non-GAAP financial measures derived from our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings. These measures are not presented in accordance with, nor are they a substitute for U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. These adjusted measures include: adjusted gross margin; adjusted operating earnings; adjusted operating earnings margin; adjusted net earnings; and adjusted net earnings per diluted share. We are providing a reconciliation above of each adjusted financial measure used in this earnings release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. We are unable to provide without unreasonable effort a reconciliation of adjusted guidance measures to the corresponding GAAP measures on a forward-looking basis due to the potential significant variability and limited visibility of the excluded items discussed.

 

We utilize a number of different financial measures, both GAAP and adjusted, in analyzing and assessing the overall performance of our business, in making operating decisions, and forecasting and planning for future periods. We consider the use of the adjusted measures to be helpful in assessing the performance of the ongoing operation of our business by excluding unusual and one-time costs. We believe that disclosing adjusted financial measures provides useful supplemental data that allows for greater transparency in the review of our financial and operational performance. We also believe that disclosing adjusted financial measures provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management and in comparing financial results across accounting periods and to those of peer companies.

 

Adjustments to GAAP measures include the following items:

 

Amortization of intangible assets: We do not acquire businesses and assets on a predictable cycle. The amount of purchase price allocated to intangible assets and the term of amortization can vary significantly and are unique to each acquisition or purchase. We believe that excluding amortization of intangible assets allows the users of our financial statements to better review and understand the historic and current results of our operations, and also facilitates comparisons to peer companies.

 

Purchase price accounting charges to cost of revenuesWe may incur charges to cost of revenues as a result of acquisitions. We believe that excluding these charges allows the users of our financial statements to better understand the historic and current cost of our products, our gross margin, and also facilitates comparisons to peer companies.

 

Separation and related costsWe separated from Varian Medical Systems on January 28, 2017 and incurred non-operational expenses associated with the separation. We believe that excluding separation costs allows the users of our financial statements to better understand the historic and current results of our operations, and also facilitates comparisons to peer companies.

 

Restructuring chargesWe incur restructuring charges that result from events, which arise from unforeseen circumstances and/or often occur outside of the ordinary course of our on-going business. Although these events are reflected in our GAAP financials, these unique transactions may limit the comparability of our on-going operations with prior and future periods.

 

Acquisition and integration related costsWe incur expenses or benefits with respect to certain items associated with our acquisitions, such as transaction costs, changes in fair value of acquisition related hedges, changes in the fair value of contingent consideration liabilities, gain or expense on settlement of pre-existing relationships, etc. We exclude such expenses or benefits as they are related to acquisitions and have no direct correlation to the operation of our on-going business. We also incur expenses or benefits with respect to certain items associated with our acquisitions, such as integration costs relating to acquisitions for any costs incurred prior to closing and up to 12 months after the closing date of the acquisition.

 

Impairment charges: We may incur impairment charges that result from events, which arise from unforeseen circumstances and/or often occur outside of the ordinary course of our on-going business and such charges may limit the comparability of our on-going operations with prior and future periods.

 

Other non-operational costs: Certain items may be non-recurring, unusual, infrequent and directly related to an event that is distinct and non-reflective of the Company’s normal business operations. These may include such items as non-ordinary course litigation, legal settlements, environmental settlements, governmental settlements including tax settlements and other items of similar nature.

 

Non-operational tax adjustments: Certain tax items may be non-recurring, unusual, infrequent and directly related to an event that is distinct and non-reflective of the Company’s normal business operations, including the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017. These may include such items as the retroactive impact of significant changes in tax laws, including changes to statutory tax rates and one-time tax charges.

 

Tax effects of operating earnings adjustmentsWe apply our GAAP consolidated effective tax rate to our adjusted financial measures as our historical annual consolidated effective tax rate has remained fairly consistent, and is expected to remain consistent for the foreseeable future. This application of our effective tax rate excludes any discrete items, as defined in the guidance for accounting for income taxes in interim periods, such as those related to tax reform or any other non-operational tax adjustments.