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Keysight Technologies Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

February 21, 2019

SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2019--Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today reported financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2019 ended Jan. 31, 2019.

“Keysight delivered an outstanding first quarter with both revenue and earnings exceeding the high-end of our guidance. Revenue grew 20 percent on a GAAP and non-GAAP core basis to surpass $1.0 billion, while GAAP and non-GAAP earnings grew 21 and 81 percent respectively. We continue to see broad-based momentum across multiple end markets with our differentiated solutions. Given our strategic positioning in key areas of the market, we believe we are well-positioned to continue to build on our success and expand our leadership,” said Ron Nersesian, Keysight president and CEO.

First Quarter Financial Summary

Reporting Segments

As previously announced, Keysight recently completed an organizational change to align its services business with its customers and end markets. With this change, services, which was previously reported as Services Solutions Group (SSG), is now reported in the segment in which the services are delivered. Keysight reports results for three operating segments: Communications Solutions Group (CSG), Electronic Industrial Solutions Group (EISG) and Ixia Solutions Group (ISG). Additional information regarding Keysight’s new reporting segments and prior period results are available on the company’s website at investor.keysight.com.

Outlook

Keysight’s second fiscal quarter of 2019 GAAP revenue is expected to be in the range of $1,057 million to $1,077 million and non-GAAP revenue for the second fiscal quarter of 2019 is expected to be in the range of $1,060 million to $1,080 million.

Non-GAAP earnings per share for the second fiscal quarter of 2019 are expected to be in the range of $0.93 to $0.99, which exclude items that pertain to future events and are not currently estimable with a reasonable degree of accuracy. Therefore, no reconciliation to GAAP amounts has been provided. Further information is discussed in the section titled “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

Webcast

Keysight’s management will present more details about its first quarter FY2019 financial results and its second quarter FY2019 outlook on a conference call with investors today at 1:30 p.m. PT. This event will be webcast in listen-only mode. Listeners may log on to the call at www.investor.keysight.com under the “ Upcoming Events ” section and select “ Q1 2019 Keysight Technologies Inc. Earnings Conference Call ” to participate or dial +1 833-245-9654 (U.S. only) or +1 647-689-4226 (International) and enter passcode 8679259.

The webcast will remain on the company site for 90 days. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available at approximately 4:30 p.m. PT after the call and remain available for one week. The replay may be accessed by dialing +1 800-585-8367 (or +1 416-621-4642 from outside the U.S.) and entering passcode 8679259.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect the expected results and are based on certain key assumptions of Keysight’s management and on currently available information. Due to such uncertainties and risks, no assurances can be given that such expectations or assumptions will prove to have been correct, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Keysight undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, information and future guidance on the company’s goals, priorities, revenues, demand, financial condition, earnings, the continued strengths and expected growth of the markets the company sells into, operations, operating earnings, and tax rates that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Keysight’s results to differ materially from management’s current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, changes in the demand for current and new products, technologies, and services; customer purchasing decisions and timing, and the risk that we are not able to realize the savings or benefits expected from integration or restructuring activities. The words “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “will,” “should,” “forecast,” and similar expressions, as they relate to the company, are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

In addition to the risks above, other risks that Keysight faces include those detailed in Keysight’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2018.

Segment Data

Segment data reflects the results of our reportable segments under our management reporting system. Segment revenue and income from operations are consistent with the respective non-GAAP measures as explained below and in the attached supplemental schedules. Segment data are provided on page 5 of the attached tables.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to financial information prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP (“GAAP”), this document also contains certain non-GAAP financial measures based on management’s view of performance, including:

Income per share is based on weighted average diluted share count. See the attached supplemental schedules for reconciliations of each non-GAAP financial measure to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for the three months ended January 31, 2019 and for projected non-GAAP revenue amounts for the three months ended April 30, 2019. Following the reconciliations is a discussion of the items adjusted from our non-GAAP financial measures and the company’s reasons for including or excluding certain categories of income or expenses from our non-GAAP results.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.9B in fiscal year 2018. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

Additional information about Keysight Technologies is available in the newsroom at  www.keysight.com/go/news  and on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

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CONTACT: EDITORIAL CONTACT:

Denise Idone

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denise.idone@keysight.comINVESTOR CONTACT:

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jason.kary@keysight.com

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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS DATA MANAGEMENT ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION HARDWARE INTERNET NETWORKS SOFTWARE SEMICONDUCTOR

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