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Cerner Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

August 2, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN) today announced results for the 2018 second quarter that ended June 30, 2018.

Bookings in the second quarter of 2018 were $1.775 billion, an increase of 9 percent compared to $1.636 billion in the second quarter of 2017.

Second quarter revenue was $1.368 billion, an increase of 6 percent compared to $1.292 billion in the second quarter of 2017.

On a U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) basis, second quarter 2018 net earnings were $169.4 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.51. Second quarter 2017 GAAP net earnings were $179.7 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.53.

Adjusted Net Earnings for second quarter 2018 were $207.0 million, compared to $205.5 million of Adjusted Net Earnings in the second quarter of 2017. Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share (EPS) were $0.62 in the second quarter of 2018 compared to $0.61 of Adjusted Diluted EPS in the year-ago quarter. Analysts’ consensus estimate for second quarter 2018 Adjusted Diluted EPS was $0.60.

Adjusted Net Earnings and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share are not recognized terms under GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be substituted for GAAP net earnings or GAAP diluted earnings per share, respectively, as measures of Cerner’s performance, but instead should be utilized as supplemental measures of financial performance in evaluating our business. Please see the accompanying schedule, titled “Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Results,” where our non-GAAP financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most comparable GAAP measures.

Other Highlights:

# Second quarter operating cash flow of $299.7 million. # Second quarter Free Cash Flow of $121.1 million. Free Cash Flow is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as GAAP cash flows from operating activities less capital purchases and capitalized software development costs. Please see the accompanying schedule, titled “Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Results.” # Second quarter days sales outstanding of 77 days, up from 73 days in the year-ago period. # Total backlog of $14.79 billion.

“I am pleased with our second quarter results, which included all key metrics being at or above expected levels,” said Zane Burke, President. “Our results were solid across all of our major solution and services categories and included good contributions from U.S. and non-U.S. regions. Looking ahead, we believe our solutions and tech-enabled services are well aligned with the challenges providers and other health care stakeholders are facing, and we have a significant opportunity to grow as we help them with their transition to value-based care in coming years.”

Future Period GuidanceCerner currently expects:

# Third quarter 2018 revenue between $1.335 billion and $1.385 billion. # Full year 2018 revenue between $5.325 billion and $5.450 billion, consistent with previously provided full year guidance. # Third quarter 2018 Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share between $0.62 and $0.64. # Full year 2018 Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share between $2.45 and $2.55, consistent with previously provided guidance. # Third quarter 2018 new business bookings between $1.450 billion and $1.650 billion.

Earnings Conference Call Cerner will host an earnings conference call to provide additional detail on the Company’s results and outlook at 3:30 p.m. CT on August 2, 2018. On the call, Cerner will discuss its second quarter 2018 results and answer questions from the investment community. The call may also include discussion of Cerner developments, and forward-looking and other material information about business and financial matters. The dial-in number for the conference call is (678)-509-7542; the passcode is Cerner. Cerner recommends joining the call 15 minutes early for registration. The re-broadcast of the call will be available from 6:30 p.m. CT, August 2, 2018 through 10:59 p.m. CT, August 5, 2018. The dial-in number for the re-broadcast is (855) 859-2056; the passcode is 1189716.

An audio webcast will be available live and archived on Cerner’s website at www.cerner.com under the About Us section (click Investor Relations, then Presentations and Webcasts).

About Cerner Cerner ’s health technologies connect people and information systems at more than 27,000 contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a wide range of services to support clinical, financial and operational needs, focused on people. For more information, visit Cerner.com, The Cerner Blog or connect on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or The Cerner Podcast. Nasdaq: CERN. Smarter Care. Better Outcomes. Healthier You.

Certain trademarks, service marks and logos set forth herein are property of Cerner Corporation and/or its subsidiaries.

All statements in this press release that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of Cerner’s management with respect to future events and are subject to a number of significant risks and uncertainties. It is important to note that Cerner’s performance, and actual results, financial condition or business could differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. The words “expect”, “expectations”, “guidance”, “positioned”, “believe”, “will”, “opportunity”, “forecasted”, “estimate”, “outlook” or the negative of these words, variations thereof or similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: possibility of significant costs and reputational harm related to product-related liabilities; potential claims for system errors and warranties; the possibility of interruption at our data centers or client support facilities that could expose us to significant costs and reputational harm; the possibility of increased expenses, exposure to legal claims and regulatory actions and reputational harm associated with a cyberattack or other breach in our IT security; our proprietary technology may be subject to claims for infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property rights of others, or may be infringed or misappropriated by others; potential claims or other risks associated with relying on open source software in our proprietary software, solutions or services; material adverse resolution of legal proceedings; risks associated with our global operations, including without limitation greater difficulty in collecting accounts receivable; risks associated with fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; changes in tax laws, regulations or guidance that could adversely affect our tax position and/or challenges to our tax positions in the U.S. and non-U.S. countries; the uncertainty surrounding the impact of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union (commonly referred to as Brexit) on our global business; risks associated with the unexpected loss or recruitment and retention of key personnel or the failure to successfully develop and execute succession planning to assure transitions of key associates and their knowledge, relationships and expertise; risks related to our dependence on strategic relationships and third party suppliers; risks inherent with business acquisitions and combinations and the integration thereof into our business; risks associated with volatility and disruption resulting from global economic or market conditions; significant competition and our ability to quickly respond to market changes and changing technologies and to bring competitive new solutions, devices, features and services to market in a timely fashion; managing growth in the new markets in which we offer solutions, health care devices or services; long sales cycles for our solutions and services; risks inherent in contracting with government clients, including without limitation, complying with strict compliance and disclosure obligations, navigating complex procurement rules and processes and defending against bid protests; risks associated with our outstanding and future indebtedness, such as compliance with restrictive covenants, which may limit our flexibility to operate our business; changes in accounting standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board or other standard-setting bodies may adversely affect our financial statements; the potential for losses resulting from asset impairment charges; changing political, economic, regulatory and judicial influences, which could impact the purchasing practices and operations of our clients and increase costs to deliver compliant solutions and services; non-compliance with laws, government regulation or certain industry initiatives; variations in our quarterly operating results; potential variations in our sales forecasts compared to actual sales; volatility in the trading price of our common stock and the timing and volume of market activity; and our directors’ authority to issue preferred stock and the anti-takeover provisions in our corporate governance documents. Additional discussion of these and other risks, uncertainties and factors affecting Cerner’s business is contained in Cerner’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The reader should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, since the statements speak only as of the date that they are made. Except as required by law, Cerner undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or changes in our business, results of operations or financial condition over time.

Investor Contact: Allan Kells, (816) 201-2445, akells@cerner.com Media Contact: Dan Smith, (913) 304-3991, dan.smith1@cerner.com Cerner’s Internet Home Page: www.cerner.com

CERNER CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS For the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and July 1, 2017 (unaudited) (In thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended --------------------------- --------------------------- 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- Revenues $ 1,367,727 $ 1,291,994 $ 2,660,588 $ 2,552,480 Costs of revenue 238,783 223,063 470,061 422,056 - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - Margin 1,128,944 1,068,931 2,190,527 2,130,424 Operating expenses Sales and client service 635,105 563,387 1,225,053 1,123,587 Software development 168,278 142,835 329,895 288,736 General and administrative 95,464 90,633 187,758 179,025 Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles 21,810 22,688 44,319 45,562 - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - Total operating expenses 920,657 819,543 1,787,025 1,636,910 - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - Operating earnings 208,287 249,388 403,502 493,514 Other income, net 6,597 2,661 11,461 1,545 Earnings before income taxes 214,884 252,049 414,963 495,059 Income taxes (45,527 ) (72,366 ) (85,605 ) (142,163 ) - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - Net earnings $ 169,357 $ 179,683 $ 329,358 $ 352,896 - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - Basic earnings per share $ 0.51 $ 0.54 $ 0.99 $ 1.07 - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - Basic weighted average shares outstanding 330,206 331,056 331,479 330,607 Diluted earnings per share $ 0.51 $ 0.53 $ 0.98 $ 1.05 - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 333,562 337,898 335,223 337,116 Note 1: Our revenues by business model for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and July 1, 2017 were as follows: (In thousands) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended --------------------------- --------------------------- 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- Licensed software $ 172,388 $ 155,886 $ 307,207 $ 298,214 Technology resale 75,257 73,132 138,633 137,239 Subscriptions 82,951 118,790 159,587 232,211 Professional services 447,318 396,163 888,586 792,478 Managed services 285,552 261,679 553,857 521,498 Support and maintenance 278,956 259,574 563,520 521,678 Reimbursed travel 25,305 26,770 49,198 49,162 Total revenues $ 1,367,727 $ 1,291,994 $ 2,660,588 $ 2,552,480 - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- -

CERNER CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES RECONCILIATION OF GAAP RESULTS TO NON-GAAP RESULTS For the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and July 1, 2017 (unaudited) ADJUSTED OPERATING EARNINGS (In thousands) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended ------------------------- ------------------------- 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ Operating earnings (GAAP) $ 208,287 $ 249,388 $ 403,502 $ 493,514 Share-based compensation expense 26,281 23,154 52,738 42,009 Health Services acquisition-related amortization 20,940 20,845 42,148 41,873 Acquisition-related deferred revenue adjustment — 4,288 — 8,772 Other acquisition-related adjustments — 10 — 40 Adjusted Operating Earnings (non-GAAP) $ 255,508 $ 297,685 $ 498,388 $ 586,208 - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - ADJUSTED NET EARNINGS AND ADJUSTED DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE (In thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended ------------------------- ------------------------- 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ Net earnings (GAAP) $ 169,357 $ 179,683 $ 329,358 $ 352,896 Pre-tax adjustments for Adjusted Net Earnings: Share-based compensation expense 26,281 23,154 52,738 42,009 Health Services acquisition-related amortization 20,940 20,845 42,148 41,873 Acquisition-related deferred revenue adjustment — 4,288 — 8,772 Other acquisition-related adjustments — 10 — 40 After-tax adjustments for Adjusted Net Earnings: Income tax effect of pre-tax adjustments (10,005 ) (13,867 ) (19,553 ) (26,618 ) Share-based compensation permanent tax items 453 (8,598 ) (3,736 ) (15,660 ) Adjusted Net Earnings (non-GAAP) $ 207,026 $ 205,515 $ 400,955 $ 403,312 - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 333,562 337,898 335,223 337,116 - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share (non-GAAP) $ 0.62 $ 0.61 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - FREE CASH FLOW (In thousands) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended ------------------------- ------------------------- 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ Cash flows from operating activities (GAAP) $ 299,701 $ 292,243 $ 708,666 $ 595,828 Capital purchases (109,283 ) (101,307 ) (188,994 ) (189,372 ) Capitalized software development costs (69,349 ) (71,874 ) (142,951 ) (142,966 ) Free Cash Flow (non-GAAP) $ 121,069 $ 119,062 $ 376,721 $ 263,490 - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - Cash flows from investing activities (GAAP) $ 316 $ (237,651 ) $ (211,182 ) $ (341,503 ) - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - Cash flows from financing activities (GAAP) $ (195,969 ) $ 23,281 $ (350,280 ) $ 27,650 - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - Explanation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures We report our financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). However, we supplement our GAAP results with certain non-GAAP financial measures, which we believe enable investors to better understand and evaluate our ongoing operating results and allows for greater transparency in the review and understanding of our overall financial, operational and economic performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation, as a substitute for, or superior to GAAP results and investors should be aware that non-GAAP measures have inherent limitations and should be read only in conjunction with Cerner’s consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures may also be different from similar non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies and may not be comparable to similarly titled captions of other companies due to potential inconsistencies in the method of calculations. We provide the measures of Adjusted Operating Earnings, Adjusted Net Earnings and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share as such measures are used by management, along with GAAP results, to analyze Cerner’s business, make strategic decisions, assess long-term trends on a comparable basis, and for management compensation purposes. We provide the measure of Free Cash Flow as such measure takes into account certain capital expenditures necessary to operate our business. Free Cash Flow is used by management, along with GAAP results, to analyze our earnings quality and overall cash generation of the business. We calculate each of our non-GAAP financial measures as follows: Adjusted Operating Earnings - Consists of GAAP operating earnings adjusted for: (i) share-based compensation expense, (ii) Health Services acquisition-related amortization, (iii) acquisition-related deferred revenue adjustment, and (iv) other acquisition-related adjustments. Adjusted Net Earnings - Consists of GAAP net earnings adjusted for: (i) share-based compensation expense, (ii) Health Services acquisition-related amortization, (iii) acquisition-related deferred revenue adjustment, (iv) other acquisition-related adjustments, (v) the income tax effect of the aforementioned items, and (vi) share-based compensation permanent tax items. Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share - Consists of Adjusted Net Earnings, as defined above, divided by diluted weighted average shares outstanding, in the applicable period. Free Cash Flow - Consists of cash flows from operating activities, less capital purchases and capitalized software development costs. Adjustments included in the calculations of Adjusted Operating Earnings and Adjusted Net Earnings are described below: Share-based compensation expense - Non-cash expense arising from our equity compensation and stock purchase plans available to our associates and directors. We exclude share-based compensation expense as we believe the amount of such non-cash expenses in any specific period may not directly correlate to the underlying performance of our business operations. Share-based compensation expense is included in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations as follows: (In thousands) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended ------------------------- ------------------------- 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ Sales and client service $ 13,207 $ 12,666 $ 25,786 $ 22,337 Software development 5,736 4,636 11,161 8,863 General and administrative 7,338 5,852 15,791 10,809 - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - Total share-based compensation expense $ 26,281 $ 23,154 $ 52,738 $ 42,009 - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - Health Services acquisition-related amortization - Non-cash expense consisting of the amortization of customer relationships, acquired technology, and trade name intangible assets recorded in connection with our acquisition of the Health Services business in February 2015. We exclude Health Services acquisition-related amortization as we believe the amount of such non-cash expenses in any specific period may not directly correlate to the underlying performance of our business operations. Such amount is included in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations in the caption “Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles.” Acquisition-related deferred revenue adjustment - Consists of acquisition-related deferred revenue adjustments in connection with our acquisition of the Health Services business in February 2015. Accounting guidance requires that deferred revenue acquired in a business combination be written-down to an estimate of fulfillment cost, plus a normal profit margin, as a part of the allocation of purchase price to assets acquired and liabilities assumed. We add back the amount of the write-down applicable to the period as we believe such amount directly correlates to the underlying performance of our business operations. Other acquisition-related adjustments - Consists of acquisition, employee separation, and other costs associated with our acquisition of the Health Services business in February 2015. We exclude other acquisition-related adjustments as they are non-recurring charges, and we believe the amount of such expenses in any specific period may not directly correlate to the underlying performance of our business operations. Such amount is included in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations in the caption “General and administrative” expense. Income tax effect of pre-tax adjustments - The GAAP effective income tax rate for the applicable quarterly period is applied to pre-tax adjustments for Adjusted Net Earnings. Share-based compensation permanent tax items - Consists of permanent items impacting the Company’s income tax provision related to our share-based compensation arrangements, including net excess tax benefits recognized upon the exercise of stock options. We exclude such items as we believe the amount of such items in any specific period may not directly correlate to the underlying performance of our business operations. Such amount is included in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations in the caption “Income taxes.” Cerner’s future period guidance in this release includes adjustments for items not indicative of our core operations, which may include without limitation share-based compensation expense and acquisition-related expenses, such as integration expenses, and may be affected by changes in ongoing assumptions and judgments relating to the Company’s acquired businesses, and may also be affected by nonrecurring, unusual or unanticipated charges, expenses or gains, all of which are excluded in the calculation of non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Earnings, Adjusted Net Earnings and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share as described above. The exact amount of these adjustments are not currently determinable, but may be significant. It is therefore not practicable to reconcile this non-GAAP guidance to the most comparable GAAP measures.

CERNER CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS As of June 30, 2018 and December 30, 2017 (unaudited) (In thousands) 2018 2017 -------------- -------------- Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 510,968 $ 370,923 Short-term investments 374,596 434,844 Receivables, net 1,151,860 1,042,781 Inventory 15,345 15,749 Prepaid expenses and other 326,623 515,930 - ---------- - - ---------- - Total current assets 2,379,392 2,380,227 Property and equipment, net 1,666,309 1,603,319 Software development costs, net 867,284 822,159 Goodwill 849,455 853,005 Intangible assets, net 439,999 479,753 Long-term investments 118,286 196,837 Other assets 208,274 134,011 - ---------- - - ---------- - Total assets $ 6,528,999 $ 6,469,311 - ---------- - - ---------- - Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 284,203 $ 218,996 Current installments of long-term debt and capital lease obligations 2,155 11,585 Deferred revenue 278,668 311,337 Accrued payroll and tax withholdings 205,337 183,770 Other accrued expenses 65,324 63,907 - ---------- - - ---------- - Total current liabilities 835,687 789,595 Long-term debt and capital lease obligations 438,760 515,130 Deferred income taxes and other liabilities 371,381 365,674 Deferred revenue 4,317 13,564 - ---------- - - ---------- - Total liabilities 1,650,145 1,683,963 - ---------- - - ---------- - Shareholders’ Equity: Common stock 3,605 3,592 Additional paid-in capital 1,443,803 1,380,371 Retained earnings 5,275,824 4,938,866 Treasury stock (1,751,723 ) (1,464,099 ) Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net (92,655 ) (73,382 ) Total shareholders’ equity 4,878,854 4,785,348 - ---------- - - ---------- - Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 6,528,999 $ 6,469,311 - ---------- - - ---------- -

CERNER CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS For the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and July 1, 2017 (unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended ------------------------- ------------------------- (In thousands) 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net earnings $ 169,357 $ 179,683 $ 329,358 $ 352,896 Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 160,053 144,056 312,645 278,889 Share-based compensation expense 24,204 21,859 49,139 39,359 Provision for deferred income taxes 4,783 14,635 1,736 25,849 Changes in assets and liabilities: Receivables, net (115,431 ) (45,487 ) (186,039 ) (79,723 ) Inventory (1,055 ) 4,477 390 211 Prepaid expenses and other 55,485 (27,164 ) 181,035 106 Accounts payable 35,756 55,555 43,364 33,647 Accrued income taxes 724 (4,614 ) 7,919 (3,846 ) Deferred revenue (32,927 ) (11,933 ) (40,132 ) 12,336 Other accrued liabilities (1,248 ) (38,824 ) 9,251 (63,896 ) Net cash provided by operating activities 299,701 292,243 708,666 595,828 - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Capital purchases (109,283 ) (101,307 ) (188,994 ) (189,372 ) Capitalized software development costs (69,349 ) (71,874 ) (142,951 ) (142,966 ) Purchases of investments (43,205 ) (129,144 ) (194,592 ) (182,484 ) Sales and maturities of investments 230,054 72,325 331,728 187,355 Purchase of other intangibles (7,901 ) (7,651 ) (16,373 ) (14,036 ) Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 316 (237,651 ) (211,182 ) (341,503 ) - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Repayment of long-term debt — — (75,000 ) — Proceeds from exercises of stock options 11,307 27,610 21,343 38,293 Payments to taxing authorities in connection with shares (5,585 ) (2,658 ) (7,308 ) (7,972 ) directly withheld from associates Treasury stock purchases (200,000 ) — (287,624 ) — Contingent consideration payments for acquisition of (1,691 ) (1,671 ) (1,691 ) (2,671 ) businesses Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (195,969 ) 23,281 (350,280 ) 27,650 - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash (6,479 ) 4,105 (7,159 ) 7,594 equivalents - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 97,569 81,978 140,045 289,569 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 413,399 378,452 370,923 170,861 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 510,968 $ 460,430 $ 510,968 $ 460,430 - -------- - - -------- - - -------- - - -------- -

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