Agilent Technologies Reports Second-Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2018--Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) today reported revenue of $1.21 billion for the second quarter ended April 30, 2018, up 9 percent year over year (up 4.3 percent on a core basis (1) ).
Second-quarter GAAP net income was $205 million, or $0.63 per share. Last year’s second-quarter GAAP net income was $164 million, or $0.50 per share.
During the second quarter, Agilent had intangible amortization of $25 million, business exit and divestitures of $8 million, transformational initiatives of $5 million, acquisition and integration costs of $4 million, and $11 million in other net gains. Excluding these items and a tax benefit of $24 million, Agilent reported second-quarter non-GAAP net income of $212 million, or $0.65 per share (2).
“Again this quarter, we delivered significant earnings and cash flow growth on strong top-line results, contributing to an excellent first half of 2018. We saw strength in the Pharma and Chemical & Energy markets with 8 percent and 5 percent growth this quarter, respectively,” said Mike McMullen, Agilent CEO and president.
“We are successfully executing on our growth strategy,” continued McMullen. “On the innovation front, we are seeing strong momentum in our newly released products and are continuing to introduce highly differentiated solutions to help our customers advance their work. We are also effectively deploying our capital—the recently closed acquisitions of Genohm and Lasergen, Inc. will add new strategic capabilities to drive future growth and create value for our customers and our shareholders.”
Second-quarter revenue of $561 million from Agilent’s Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group (LSAG) grew 7 percent year over year (up 3 percent on a core basis (1) ). Strength in mass spectrometry and cell analysis led the results. LSAG’s operating margin for the quarter was 21.2 percent.
Second-quarter revenue of $426 million from the Agilent CrossLab Group (ACG) grew 13 percent year over year (up 7 percent on a core basis (1) ). Growth was strong across services and consumables. ACG’s operating margin for the quarter was 23.1 percent.
Second-quarter revenue of $219 million from Agilent’s Diagnostics and Genomics Group (DGG) grew 9 percent year over year (up 4 percent on a core basis (1) ) led by strength in genomics. DGG’s operating margin for the quarter was 20.2 percent.
Agilent expects third-quarter 2018 revenue in the range of $1.185 billion to $1.205 billion. Third-quarter 2018 non-GAAP earnings are expected to be in the range of $0.61 to $0.63 per share (3).
For fiscal year 2018, revenue guidance of $4.850 billion to $4.870 billion is adjusted only for changes in currency. Core revenue growth of 5.5 percent at the midpoint of guidance remains unchanged. Agilent expects non-GAAP earnings of $2.63 to $2.67 per share (3). The guidance is based on April 30, 2018 currency exchange rates.
Agilent’s management will present more details about its second-quarter fiscal 2018 financial results on a conference call with investors today at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific Time). This event will be webcast live in listen-only mode. Listeners may log on at www.investor.agilent.com and select “Q2 2018 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 approximately May 14, 2018 at 4:30 PM (Pacific Time) after the call and through May 21 by dialing +1 855-859-2056 (or +1 404-537-3406 from outside the United States) and entering pass code 7398497.
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Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. With more than 50 years of insight and innovation, Agilent instruments, software, services, solutions and people provide trusted answers to its customers’ most challenging questions. The company generated revenues of $4.47 billion in fiscal 2017 and employs 14,200 people worldwide. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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(1) Core revenue growth excludes the impact of currency and acquisitions and divestitures within the past 12 months. Core revenue is a non-GAAP measure. A reconciliation between Q2 FY18 GAAP revenue and core revenue is set forth on page 8 of the attached tables along with additional information regarding the use of this non-GAAP measure. Core revenue growth rate as projected for full fiscal year 2018 excludes the impact of currency, acquisitions and divestitures within the past 12 months. Most of the excluded amounts pertain to events that have not yet occurred and are not currently possible to estimate with a reasonable degree of accuracy and could differ materially. Therefore, no reconciliation to GAAP amounts has been provided for the projection.
(2) Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per share primarily exclude the impacts of non-cash intangibles amortization, business exit and divestiture costs, transformational initiatives, acquisition and integration costs, Nucleic Acid Solutions Division (“NASD”) site costs and special compliance costs. We also exclude any tax benefits or expenses that are not directly related to ongoing operations and which are either isolated or are not 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 6 of the attached tables along with additional information regarding the use of this non-GAAP measure.
(3) Non-GAAP earnings per share as projected for Q3 FY18 and full fiscal year 2018 excludes primarily the impacts of non-cash intangibles amortization, business exit and divestiture costs, transformational initiatives, acquisition and integration costs, pension settlement gain, Nucleic Acid Solutions Division (“NASD”) site costs and special compliance costs. We also exclude any tax benefits that are not directly related to ongoing operations and which are either isolated or are not expected to occur again with any regularity or predictability, including the impact of U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Reform). Most of these excluded amounts that pertain to events that have not yet occurred and are not currently possible to estimate with a reasonable degree of accuracy and could differ materially. Therefore, no reconciliation to GAAP amounts has been provided. Future amortization of intangibles is expected to be approximately $24 million per quarter.
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