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IPG Photonics Announces Record Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

July 31, 2018

OXFORD, Mass., July 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IPGP) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, % % (In millions, except per share data) 2018 2017 Chang 2018 2017 Chang e e --------- --------- ---- --------- --------- ---- Revenue $ 413.6 $ 369.4 12 % $ 773.5 $ 655.2 18 % Gross margin 56.8 % 55.9 % 56.7 % 55.5 % Operating income $ 162.4 $ 141.1 15 % $ 303.5 $ 242.6 25 % Operating margin 39.3 % 38.2 % 39.2 % 37.0 % Net income attributable to IPG Photonics Corporation $ 121.6 $ 104.1 17 % $ 228.0 $ 179.1 27 % Earnings per diluted share $ 2.21 $ 1.91 16 % $ 4.14 $ 3.29 26 %

Management Comments

“We delivered record quarterly revenue and net income driven by the rapid adoption of IPG’s high power products,” said Dr. Valentin Gapontsev, IPG Photonics’ Chief Executive Officer. Second quarter revenue of $413.6 million increased 12% year over year. Depreciation of the Euro and Renminbi relative to the exchange rates assumed in our second quarter guidance reduced revenue by $8.4 million. Materials processing sales increased 11% year over year and accounted for approximately 95% of total sales driven by strength in cutting and 3D printing applications. Sales to other markets increased 33% year over year. High power CW laser sales increased 20% year over year, representing 64% of total revenue, with even stronger growth in sales of ultra-high power CW lasers with power levels of six kilowatts and above. By region, sales increased 10% in China, 18% in Europe, 23% in North America, and declined 2% in Japan on a year over year basis.

Earnings per diluted share (“EPS”) of $2.21 increased 16% year over year. Foreign exchange losses reduced EPS by $0.03. The effective tax rate in the quarter was 26%, which benefited from the lower effective tax rate for income earned in the United States due to enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and an increase in excess tax benefits related to equity compensation, which were partially offset by provisions for uncertain tax positions and other matters.

During the second quarter, IPG generated $109 million in cash from operations and capital expenditures totaled $57 million. IPG ended the quarter with $1.13 billion in cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments, representing an increase of $9.6 million from December 31, 2017.

Stock Repurchase Program

Today IPG also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new $125 million anti-dilutive stock repurchase program following the completion of its previous $100 million repurchase program. Under the new anti-dilutive program, IPG management is authorized to repurchase shares of common stock in an amount not to exceed the greater of (a) the number of shares issued to employees and directors under the Company’s various employee and director equity compensation and employee stock purchase plans from January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019 and (b) $125 million, exclusive of any fees, commissions or other expenses. Share repurchases will be made periodically in open-market transactions using the Company’s working capital, and are subject to market conditions, legal requirements and other factors. The share repurchase program authorization does not obligate the Company to repurchase any dollar amount or number of its shares, and repurchases may be commenced or suspended from time to time without prior notice.

Business Outlook and Financial Guidance

“Book-to-bill was at 1.0 for the quarter. While orders grew slightly on a year over year basis, order flow was below our target as demand softened in Europe and China at the end of the quarter. This more modest year over year growth in orders has persisted through July, and we believe is primarily driven by macroeconomic and geopolitical factors rather than competitive dynamics. We are seeing strong order activity in North America and some smaller regions. Furthermore, we are beginning to benefit from rapid growth from new products, including ultraviolet, green, and ultrafast pulsed lasers, systems and beam delivery components. While we are encouraged by the strength in new products and select regions, this growth will only partially offset the more modest outlook in China and Europe.” said Dr. Gapontsev.

For the third quarter of 2018, IPG expects revenue of $360 million to $390 million. The Company expects the third quarter tax rate to be approximately 26%, excluding effects relating to equity grants. IPG anticipates delivering earnings per diluted share in the range of $1.80 to $2.05, with 53.7 million basic common shares outstanding and 55.0 million diluted common shares outstanding.

“As compared to just a few months ago, the current global macroeconomic trade and geopolitical environment is more uncertain and could remain so. In addition, we expect foreign exchange to be more of a headwind, particularly with the depreciation of the Chinese Renminbi over the last month. As such, we believe full year revenue growth for 2018 will be in the range of 7% to 9%.” added Dr. Gapontsev.

As discussed in more detail in the “Safe Harbor” passage of this news release, actual results may differ from this guidance due to various factors including, but not limited to, product demand, order cancellations and delays, competition, tariffs, trade policy changes and general economic conditions. This guidance is based upon current market conditions and expectations, and is subject to the risks outlined in the Company’s reports with the SEC, and assumes exchange rates relative to the U.S. Dollar of Euro 0.86, Russian Ruble 63, Japanese Yen 111 and Chinese Yuan 6.62, respectively.

Supplemental Financial Information

Additional supplemental financial information is provided in the Second Quarter 2018 Financial Data Workbook available on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at investor.ipgphotonics.com.

Conference Call Reminder

The Company will hold a conference call today, July 31, 2018 at 10:00 am ET. To access the call, please dial 877-407-6184 in the US or 201-389-0877 internationally. A live webcast of the call will also be available and archived on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at investor.ipgphotonics.com.

Contact

James HillierVice President of Investor RelationsIPG Photonics Corporation508-373-1467 jhillier@ipgphotonics.com

About IPG Photonics CorporationIPG Photonics Corporation is the leader in high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers used primarily in materials processing and other diverse applications. The company’s mission is to make its fiber laser technology the tool of choice in mass production. IPG accomplishes this mission by delivering superior performance, reliability and usability at a lower total cost of ownership compared with other types of lasers and non-laser tools, allowing end users to increase productivity and decrease costs. A member of the S&P 500® Index, IPG is headquartered in Oxford, Massachusetts and has more than 25 facilities worldwide. For more information, visit www.ipgphotonics.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Information and statements provided by IPG and its employees, including statements in this press release, that relate to future plans, events or performance are forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties. Any statements in this press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, strong order activity in North America and smaller regions, rapid growth from new products, revenue and earnings guidance for the second quarter and revenue guidance for the full year. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties, including risks associated with the strength or weakness of the business conditions in industries and geographic markets that IPG serves, particularly the effect of downturns in the markets IPG serves; uncertainties and adverse changes in the general economic conditions of markets; IPG’s ability to penetrate new applications for fiber lasers and increase market share; the rate of acceptance and penetration of IPG’s products; inability to manage risks associated with international customers and operations; changes in trade controls and trade policies; foreign currency fluctuations; high levels of fixed costs from IPG’s vertical integration; the appropriateness of IPG’s manufacturing capacity for the level of demand; competitive factors, including declining average selling prices; the effect of acquisitions and investments; inventory write-downs; asset impairment charges; intellectual property infringement claims and litigation; interruption in supply of key components; manufacturing risks; government regulations and trade sanctions; and other risks identified in IPG’s SEC filings. Readers are encouraged to refer to the risk factors described in IPG’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (filed with the SEC on February 28, 2018) and its periodic reports filed with the SEC, as applicable. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. IPG undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATIONCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

Three Months Ended June Six Months Ended June 30, 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- (in thousands, except per share data) NET SALES $ 413,613 $ 369,373 $ 773,477 $ 655,219 COST OF SALES 178,638 163,077 335,140 291,656 --------- - --------- - --------- - --------- - GROSS PROFIT 234,975 206,296 438,337 363,563 --------- - --------- - --------- - --------- - OPERATING EXPENSES: Sales and marketing 14,536 12,136 28,052 22,963 Research and development 31,813 25,960 60,359 48,740 General and administrative 24,117 19,875 49,612 37,601 Loss (gain) on foreign exchange 2,118 7,183 (3,176 ) 11,636 --------- - --------- - --------- - --------- - Total operating expenses 72,584 65,154 134,847 120,940 --------- - --------- - --------- - --------- - OPERATING INCOME 162,391 141,142 303,490 242,623 --------- - --------- - --------- - --------- - OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE), Net: Interest income, net 729 468 1,041 776 Other income (expense), net 386 23 829 (506 ) --------- - --------- - --------- - --------- - Total other income 1,115 491 1,870 270 --------- - --------- - --------- - --------- - INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 163,506 141,633 305,360 242,893 PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES (41,889 ) (37,530 ) (77,409 ) (63,858 ) --------- - --------- - --------- - --------- - NET INCOME 121,617 104,103 227,951 179,035 LESS: NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS — (13 ) — (26 ) --------- - --------- - --------- - --------- - NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION $ 121,617 $ 104,116 $ 227,951 $ 179,061 - ------- - - ------- - - ------- - - ------- - NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION PER SHARE: Basic $ 2.27 $ 1.95 $ 4.24 $ 3.35 Diluted $ 2.21 $ 1.91 $ 4.14 $ 3.29 WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING: Basic 53,662 53,380 53,703 53,403 Diluted 54,992 54,471 55,111 54,450

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATIONSUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION AND ACCOUNTING STANDARD IMPACTS TO NET INCOME AND EARNINGS PER SHARE

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June June 30, 30, (In thousands) 2018 2017 2018 2017 --------- --------- ---------- --------- Cost of sales $ 1,755 $ 1,462 $ 3,323 $ 2,853 Sales and marketing 671 516 1,227 968 Research and development 3,186 1,232 4,602 2,437 General and administrative 1,697 2,498 4,572 4,801 ------- - ------- - -------- - ------- - Total stock-based compensation 7,309 5,708 13,724 11,059 Tax benefit recognized (1,810 ) (1,853 ) (3,241 ) (3,573 ) ------- - ------- - -------- - ------- - Net stock-based compensation $ 5,499 $ 3,855 $ 10,483 $ 7,486 - ----- - - ----- - - ------ - - ----- -

(In thousands, except share and per share data) Three Months Six Months Ended Ended June 30, June 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------- ------- -------- ------- Excess tax benefit on exercise of stock options included in net income $ 3,835 $ 3,394 $ 12,067 $ 7,524 Increase in weighted-average diluted shares outstanding 274,293 238,917 289,029 210,776

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATIONSUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF ACQUISITION RELATED COSTS AND OTHER CHARGES

Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30, (In thousands) 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------- ------------------ ------- ---------------- Step-up of inventory (1) Cost of sales $ 224 $ 10 $ 448 $ 10 Amortization of intangible assets Cost of sales 1,345 592 2,513 1,337 Sales and marketing 563 416 1,166 576 Research and development — 160 160 320 ------- ------- ---------- ------- ------- -------- Impairment charge related to long-lived asset General and administrative — — — 162 ------- ------- ---------- ------- ------- -------- Total acquisition related costs and other charges $ 2,132 $ 1,178 $ 4,287 $ 2,405 - ----- - ----- ---------- - ----- - ----- --------

(1) 2018 amount relates to ILT while 2017 relates to OptiGrate step-up adjustments on inventory sold during the period.

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATIONCONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

June 30, December 31, 2018 2017 ------------- ------------- (In thousands, except share and per share data) ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS: Cash and cash equivalents $ 816,792 $ 909,900 Short-term investments 308,970 206,257 Accounts receivable, net 242,128 237,278 Inventories 376,019 307,712 Prepaid income taxes 40,215 44,944 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 51,911 47,919 ----------- - ----------- - Total current assets 1,836,035 1,754,010 DEFERRED INCOME TAXES, NET 27,818 26,976 GOODWILL 59,616 55,831 INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET 47,249 51,223 PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET 514,767 460,206 OTHER ASSETS 44,993 19,009 ----------- - ----------- - TOTAL ASSETS $ 2,530,478 $ 2,367,255 - --------- - - --------- - LIABILITIES AND EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES: Current portion of long-term debt $ 3,637 $ 3,604 Accounts payable 42,989 35,109 Accrued expenses and other liabilities 134,314 144,417 Income taxes payable 29,339 15,773 ----------- - ----------- - Total current liabilities 210,279 198,903 DEFERRED INCOME TAXES AND OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES 104,491 100,652 LONG-TERM DEBT, NET OF CURRENT PORTION 43,551 45,378 Total liabilities 358,321 344,933 ----------- - ----------- - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY: Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 175,000,000 shares authorized; 54,317,292 and 53,724,445 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, at June 30, 2018; 5 5 54,007,708 and 53,629,439 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, at December 31, 2017 Treasury stock, at cost (592,847 and 378,269 shares held) (99,997 ) (48,933 ) Additional paid-in capital 729,082 704,727 Retained earnings 1,672,424 1,443,867 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (129,357 ) (77,344 ) ----------- - ----------- - Total IPG Photonics Corporation stockholders’ equity 2,172,157 2,022,322 ----------- - ----------- - TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 2,530,478 $ 2,367,255 - --------- - - --------- -

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATIONCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Six Months Ended June 30, 2018 2017 ----------- ----------- (In thousands) CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net income $ 227,951 $ 179,035 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 38,727 29,714 Provisions for inventory, warranty & bad debt 20,092 22,754 Other 18,584 21,818 Changes in assets and liabilities that used cash: Accounts receivable and accounts payable 36 (71,720 ) Inventories (91,014 ) (25,820 ) Other (5,825 ) (22,679 ) --------- - --------- - Net cash provided by operating activities 208,551 133,102 --------- - --------- - CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Purchases of property, plant and equipment (96,516 ) (43,632 ) Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment 641 15,284 Purchases of investments (289,830 ) (71,244 ) Proceeds from sales of investments 161,618 156,171 Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired (4,422 ) (11,307 ) Other 188 (568 ) --------- - --------- - Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities (228,321 ) 44,704 --------- - --------- - CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Purchase of noncontrolling interests — (197 ) Principal payments on long-term borrowings (1,794 ) (18,260 ) Proceeds from issuance of common stock under employee stock option and purchase plans 10,631 17,152 less payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards Purchase of treasury stock, at cost (51,064 ) (24,112 ) --------- - --------- - Net cash used in financing activities (42,227 ) (25,417 ) --------- - --------- - EFFECT OF CHANGES IN EXCHANGE RATES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (31,111 ) 31,867 --------- - --------- - NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (93,108 ) 184,256 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS — Beginning of period 909,900 623,855 --------- - --------- - CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS — End of period $ 816,792 $ 808,111 - ------- - - ------- - SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION: Cash paid for interest $ 1,672 $ 975 - ------- - - ------- - Cash paid for income taxes $ 64,495 $ 80,956 - ------- - - ------- -

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