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Versum Materials Reports Record Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

August 7, 2018

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 7, 2018--Versum Materials, Inc. (NYSE:VSM), a leading global materials and equipment supplier to the semiconductor industry, reported results today for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2018. Sales of $350 million were up 20% from the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2017, driven by growth from both the Delivery Systems & Services (“DS&S”) and Materials segments. Net income for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $63.3 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, up $10.6 million from the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2017, resulting in Net Income Margin of 18%. Excluding the one-time charges primarily related to separation, restructuring and cost reduction actions, Adjusted Net Income for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2018 of $68.9 million or $0.63 per diluted share, increased 22% from the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2017 and resulted in an Adjusted Net Income Margin of 20%. Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2018 of $116.8 million increased 20% from the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2017, resulting in an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 33%.

Guillermo Novo, Versum Materials’ President and Chief Executive Officer said “We are pleased to report record revenue and earnings for our fiscal third quarter. Our diverse product portfolio again delivered twenty percent year-on-year top line growth and sequential margin improvement.”

“Our end markets remain resilient and we continue to develop exciting technology and investment opportunities which we believe will produce above market growth and continued margin expansion in the coming years. Having completed the final steps of our separation from Air Products, our entire team is now focused on driving profitable future growth.”

Table 1: Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Highlights

Sales for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2018 were $350.0 million versus $290.8 million in the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2017. This 20% year-on-year increase was driven by robust volume growth in our DS&S segment and double-digit volume growth in our Advanced Materials product portfolio.

Net Income for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $63.3 million, or $0.58 per diluted share versus $52.7 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, in the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2017, a 20% increase. Excluding one-time charges of $5.6 million, net of tax, primarily related to separation, restructuring and cost reduction actions, Adjusted Net Income for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $68.9 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, versus $56.6 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $116.8 million versus $97.7 million in the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2017, a 20% increase year-on-year primarily due to volume growth in both DS&S and Materials.

Year to date cash flow from operations was $135.6 million, with cash invested for capital spending of $90.0 million, including $27.8 million of capital spending related to restructuring activities.

Business Segment Results

Versum Materials reports results for its two operating business segments, Materials and DS&S, and a Corporate segment.

Materials:

Sales for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2018 were $218.5 million, up 6% from the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2017. This increase was driven by double-digit volume growth in Advanced Materials with more modest growth in Process Materials.

Operating income for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $71.4 million, up 3% from the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2017. Segment Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $84.4 million, up 6% from the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2017. Strong volumes were partially offset by price mix.

Delivery Systems & Services (DS&S):

Sales for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2018 were $130.7 million, up 57% from the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2017, driven by continued strong equipment and installation project growth, especially in Korea and China.

Operating income for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $37.2 million, up 55% from the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2017. Segment Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2018 of $37.9 million was up 56%, driven by strong equipment and installation activity.

Fiscal Year 2018 Outlook

For fiscal year 2018, Versum Materials is narrowing its outlook to estimated sales of $1,330 to $1,360 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $430 to $445 million from prior guidance of $1,320 to $1,360 million and $425 to $445 million, respectively. The fiscal year 2018 Adjusted EBITDA outlook excludes approximately $15 to $20 million of estimated one-time stand-up costs related to the implementation of our own enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and relocation of certain administrative and research and development personnel to Versum Materials sites.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

On Tuesday August 7, 2018 at 11:00 am Eastern Time, Versum Materials plans to host its conference call and webcast to discuss these results.

Investors may listen to the conference call live via telephone by dialing 1-(877) 883-0383 (domestic) or 1-(412) 902-6506 (international) and use the participant code 6400825.

An audio-only live webcast of the conference call and presentation materials can be accessed through the “Investors” section of our website at www.versummaterials.com. Presentation materials will be posted to the “Investors” section of the website prior to the call.

A replay of the conference call/webcast will be available under “Events & Presentations” on the “Investors” section of the Versum Materials website.

About Versum Materials

Versum Materials, Inc. (NYSE: VSM) is a leading global specialty materials company providing high-purity chemicals and gases, delivery systems, services and materials expertise to meet the evolving needs of the global semiconductor and display industries. Derived from the Latin word for “toward,” the name “Versum” communicates the company’s deep commitment to helping customers move toward the future by collaborating, innovating and creating cutting-edge solutions.

A global leader in technology, quality, safety and reliability, Versum Materials is one of the world’s leading suppliers of next-generation CMP slurries, ultra-thin dielectric and metal film precursors, formulated cleans and etching products, and delivery equipment that has revolutionized the semiconductor industry. Versum reported fiscal year 2017 annual sales of about US $1.1 billion, has approximately 2,200 employees and operates 12 major facilities in Asia and North America. It is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. Versum Materials had operated for more than three decades as a division of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD).

For additional information, please visit http://www.versummaterials.com

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This earnings press release includes “non-GAAP financial measures,” including Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Net Income Margin, Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share, Adjusted EBITDA, Segment Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin and Segment Adjusted EBITDA margin. Adjusted Net Income is net income excluding certain disclosed items which we do not believe to be indicative of underlying business trends, including business separation, restructuring and cost reduction actions, net of tax, the write-off of financing costs, net of tax, and the impact of the Tax Act. Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share uses Adjusted Net Income but otherwise uses the same calculation used in arriving at diluted earnings per share, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Adjusted EBITDA is net income excluding certain disclosed items which we do not believe to be indicative of underlying business trends, including interest expense, the write-off of financing costs, income tax provision, depreciation and amortization expense, non-controlling interests, and business separation, restructuring and cost reduction actions. Segment Adjusted EBITDA is segment operating income excluding segment depreciation and amortization expense. Adjusted Net Income Margin, Adjusted EBITDA margin and Segment Adjusted EBITDA margin are calculated by dividing Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted EBITDA and Segment Adjusted EBITDA, respectively, by sales. In the accompanying tables, Versum Materials has provided reconciliations of net income to Adjusted EBITDA (see Appendix Table A-2), net income to Adjusted Net Income (see Appendix Table A-3), diluted EPS to Adjusted Diluted EPS (see Appendix A-4) and of segment operating income (loss) to Segment Adjusted EBITDA (see Appendix Table A-6), in each case the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. We encourage investors to read these reconciliations.

The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is intended to enhance the usefulness of financial information by providing measures which management uses internally to evaluate operating performance. We use these non-GAAP measures to assess our operating performance by excluding certain disclosed items that we believe are not representative of our underlying business. Management may use these non-GAAP measures to evaluate our performance period over period and relative to competitors in our industry, to analyze underlying trends in our business and to establish operational budgets and forecasts or for incentive compensation purposes. We use Adjusted EBITDA to calculate performance-based cash bonuses. We use Segment Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the ongoing performance of our business segments.

We believe non-GAAP financial measures provide security analysts, investors and other interested parties with meaningful information to understand our underlying operating results and to analyze financial and business trends. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be viewed in isolation, are not a substitute for GAAP measures, and have limitations which include but are not limited to the following: (a) Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EBITDA exclude the write-off of financing costs and other expenses related to business separation, restructuring and cost reduction actions which we do not consider to be representative of our underlying business operations, however, these disclosed items represent costs to Versum Materials; (b) Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of cash available for management’s discretionary use, as it does not consider certain cash requirements such as interest payments, tax payments and debt service requirements; (c) though not business operating costs, interest expense and income tax provision represent ongoing costs of Versum Materials; (d) depreciation and amortization charges represent the wear and tear or reduction in value of the plant, equipment, and intangible assets which permit us to manufacture and market our products; and (e) other companies may define non-GAAP measures differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures. A reader may find any one or all of these items important in evaluating our performance. Management compensates for the limitations of using non-GAAP financial measures by using them only to supplement our GAAP results and to provide a more complete understanding of the factors and trends affecting our business. In evaluating these non-GAAP financial measures, the reader should be aware that we may incur expenses similar to those eliminated in this presentation in the future.

A reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA as forecasted for 2018 is not provided. Versum Materials does not forecast net income as it cannot, without unreasonable effort, estimate or predict with certainty various components of net income. These components include further restructuring and other income or charges to be incurred in 2018 as well as the related tax impacts of these items. Additionally, discrete tax items could drive variability in our forecasted effective tax rate. All of these components could significantly impact net income. Further, in the future, other items with similar characteristics to those currently included in Adjusted EBITDA that have a similar impact on comparability of periods, and which are not known at this time, may exist and impact Adjusted EBITDA.

Forward-Looking Information

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