Feb 4, 2010

Entegris Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year

Achieves Sequential Quarterly Sales Growth of 32 Percent and Non-GAAP EPS of $0.12

BILLERICA, Mass., Feb. 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entegris, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTG) today reported its financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009.

The Company recorded fourth-quarter sales of $146.3 million and net income of $10.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share.   These results included amortization of intangible assets of $4.6 million and restructuring charges of $3.0 million. Non-GAAP EPS before charges in the fourth quarter was $0.12 per diluted share. The Company reported sales of $112.7 million and a loss of $1.18 per share in the fourth quarter a year ago, which included goodwill impairment charges of $0.84 per share, and sales of $110.7 million and a loss of $0.07 per share in the third quarter of 2009.

Fiscal 2009 sales were $398.6 million, which compared to $554.7 million in 2008. The net loss was $0.49 per share compared to a net loss of $4.59 per share a year earlier, which included goodwill impairment charges of $4.23 per share. On a non-GAAP EPS basis, the net loss per share in fiscal 2009 was $0.28 compared with net earnings per share of $0.01 for the year earlier.

Gideon Argov, president and chief executive officer, said: "We were pleased with our fourth-quarter performance in every respect. We benefited from the industry rebound while achieving wins in key markets. We also delivered improved bottom-line operating profitability through tight controls over both fixed and variable costs.

"The Company's fourth-quarter sales rose 32 percent sequentially to levels not seen since 2008, reflecting the continued recovery in the semiconductor market and strong demand across our product lines. High fab utilization at our customers helped drive a 23 percent sequential increase in unit-driven sales. Robust industry capital spending in the fourth quarter boosted sales of capital-driven products 56 percent above third-quarter levels," Argov said.

"The fourth-quarter operating results reflect the changes we made over the past year to reduce our fixed costs and to realize revenue opportunities in both core and new markets.  If current industry expectations hold true for annual 2010 growth in the mid-teens for semiconductor production and approximately 60 percent for industry wafer fab capital spending, we are positioned for a solid year of growth and profitability in line with our target operating model," Argov said.

The Company generated $11.3 million in cash from operations in the fourth quarter and reduced its total bank debt by $20 million to $72 million.

Segment Information (table of results contained at the end of this release)

Contamination Control Solutions (CCS) sales in the fourth quarter increased 43 percent sequentially, driven by fluid components, dispense, and gas purification systems used in semiconductor and microelectronics manufacturing equipment. Demand for filtration products remained strong through the quarter.

Fourth-quarter sales of Microenvironments (ME) product increased 18 percent from the third quarter, driven by wafer process products for semiconductor wafers and data storage shippers. 

Specialty Materials sales in the fourth quarter rose 15 percent sequentially, driven by a continued rebound in sales of specialty coated and graphite-based components used in semiconductor manufacturing. Sales of Specialty Materials products to markets other than the semiconductor industry improved modestly.

Fourth-Quarter Results Conference Call Details

Entegris will hold a conference call to discuss its results for the fourth quarter on Thursday, February 4, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Participants should dial 1-888-510-1799 (for domestic callers) or 1-719-325-2218 (for callers outside the U.S.). A replay of the call can be accessed at 1-719-457-0820 using passcode 2014804. A webcast of the call can also be accessed from the investor relations section of Entegris' website at www.entegris.com.

About Entegris

Entegris is a leading provider of a wide range of products for purifying, protecting and transporting critical materials used in processing and manufacturing in the semiconductor and other high-tech industries. Entegris is ISO 9001 certified and has manufacturing, customer service and/or research facilities in the United States, China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Additional information can be found at www.entegris.com.

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Non-GAAP Information

Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP operating income together with related measures thereof, and non-GAAP EPS, are considered "non-GAAP financial measures" under the rules and regulations of the SEC. These financial measures are provided as a complement to financial measures provided in accordance with GAAP. We provide non-GAAP financial measures in order to better assess and reflect operating performance. Management believes the non-GAAP measures help indicate our baseline performance before certain gains, losses or other charges that may not be indicative of our business or future outlook. We believe these non-GAAP measures will aid investors' overall understanding of our results by providing a higher degree of transparency for certain expenses and providing a level of disclosure that will help investors understand how we plan and measure our business. The presentation of non-GAAP measures is not meant to be considered in isolation, as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures or information provided in accordance with GAAP. The calculations of Adjusted EBITDA margin, non-GAAP operating income, and non-GAAP EPS are included elsewhere in this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current management expectations only as of the date of this press release, and involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Statements that include such words as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "may," "will," "should" or the negative thereof and similar expressions as they relate to Entegris or our management are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. These risks include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in the market price of Entegris' stock, Entegris' future operating results, other acquisition and investment opportunities available to Entegris, general business and market conditions and other factors. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors may be found in previous financial press releases issued by Entegris and Entegris' periodic public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including discussions appearing in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10–K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, as well as the matters described under the headings "Risks Relating to our Business and Industry," "Risks Related to our Borrowings", "Manufacturing Risks," "International Risks," and "Risks Related to Investing in Our Securities" in our current report on Form 8-K, dated September 2, 2009, together with the other matters and important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in the filings of Entegris with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required under the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements contained herein.

 

Entegris, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
    
 Three months ended
 December 31,
2009
September 26,
2009
December 31,
2008
Net sales $146,324 $110,706 $112,736
Cost of sales 82,037 65,929 80,494
Gross profit 64,287 44,777 32,242
Selling, general and administrative expenses 32,420 29,175 31,731
Engineering, research and development expenses 9,717 8,575 8,939
Amortization of intangible assets 4,602 4,723 5,088
Impairment of goodwill -- -- 93,989
Restructuring charges 3,009 2,368 7,091
Operating profit (loss) 14,539 (64) (114,596)
Interest expense, net 2,110 2,681 336
Other expense, net 1,316 4,114 13,663
Income (loss) before income taxes 11,113 (6,859) (128,595)
Income tax expense 1,231 623 2,889
Equity in net (earnings) loss of affiliates (210) 132 234
Income (loss) from continuing operations 10,092 (7,614) (131,718)
Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes -- -- (80)
Net income (loss) 10,092 (7,614) (131,798)
Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest 32 6 --
Net income (loss) attributable to the Company $10,124 $(7,608) $(131,798)
    
Basic income (loss) per common share:   
Continuing operations $0.08 $(0.07) $(1.18)
Discontinued operations   (0.00)
Net income (loss) per common share $0.08 $(0.07) $(1.18)
Diluted income (loss) per common share:   
Continuing operations $0.08 $(0.07) $(1.18)
Discontinued operations   (0.00)
Net income (loss) per common share $0.08 $(0.07) $(1.18)
Weighted average shares outstanding:   
Basic 129,953 115,023 111,787
Diluted 131,887 115,023 111,787

 

Entegris, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 Twelve months ended
 December 31,
2009
December 31,
2008
Net sales $398,644 $554,699
Cost of sales 260,832 343,184
Gross profit 137,812 211,515
Selling, general and administrative expenses 117,001 147,531
Engineering, research and development expenses 35,039 40,086
Amortization of intangible assets 19,237 19,585
Impairment of goodwill -- 473,799
Restructuring charges 15,463 10,423
Operating loss (48,928) (479,909)
Interest expense, net 9,215 1,018
Other expense, net 1,745 15,486
Loss before income taxes (59,888) (496,413)
Income tax (benefit) expense (2,996) 19,201
Equity in net loss of affiliates 867 283
Loss from continuing operations (57,759) (516,481)
Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes -- (1,105)
Net loss (57,759) (517,002)
Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest (38) --
Net loss attributable to the Company $(57,721) $(517,002)
   
Basic loss per common share:  
Continuing operations $(0.49) $(4.58)
Discontinued operations -- $(0.01)
Net loss per common share $(0.49) $(4.59)
Diluted loss per common share:  
Continuing operations $(0.49) $(4.58)
Discontinued operations -- $(0.01)
Net loss per common share $(0.49) $(4.59)
Weighted average shares outstanding:  
Basic 117,321 112,653
Diluted 117,321 112,653

 

Entegris, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
(Unaudited) 
   
 December 31,
2009
December 31,
2008
ASSETS  
Cash and cash equivalents $68,700 $115,033
Accounts receivable 91,122 70,535
Inventories 83,233 102,189
Deferred tax assets, deferred tax charges and refundable income taxes 11,085 14,661
Other current assets and assets held for sale 13,318 10,710
Total current assets 267,458 313,128
   
Property, plant and equipment, net 135,431 159,738
   
Intangible assets 78,470 93,139
Deferred tax assets – non-current 9,670 13,315
Other assets 13,643 18,504
Total assets $504,672 $597,824
   
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY  
Current maturities of long-term debt $11,257 $13,166
Short-term borrowings 8,039 --
Accounts payable 23,553 21,782
Accrued liabilities 29,832 36,971
Income tax payable and deferred tax liabilities 1,229 7,437
Total current liabilities 73,910 79,356
   
Long-term debt, less current maturities 52,492 150,516
Other liabilities 28,613 31,782
Shareholders' equity 349,657 336,170
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $504,672 $597,824

 

Entegris, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 Three months endedTwelve months ended
 December 31, 2009December 31, 2008December 31, 2009December 31, 2008
Operating activities:    
Net income (loss) $10,092 $(131,798) $(57,759) $(517,002)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:    
Loss from discontinued operations -- 80 -- 1,105
Depreciation 7,262 7,982 30,890 26,758
Amortization 4,602 5,088 19,237 19,585
Stock-based compensation expense 1,803 1,466 8,102 7,024
Charge for fair value mark-up of acquired inventory 437 7,801 4,553 13,519
Impairment of goodwill -- 93,989 -- 473,799
Other 1,488 17,025 5,147 34,552
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions:    
Trade accounts receivable and notes receivable (11,717) 39,186 (19,203) 53,355
Inventories (36) (2,093) 10,679 (2,977)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (3,362) (25,800) (1,579) (35,523)
Income taxes payable and refundable income taxes 1,802 3,357 3,839 (18,873)
Other (1,053) 8,251 287 10,938
Net cash provided by operating activities 11,318 24,534 4,193 66,260
Investing activities:    
Acquisition of property and equipment (1,641) (7,793) (13,162) (26,987)
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired -- (879) 493 (162,852)
Purchase of equity investment -- -- -- (10,982)
Other 276 (129) 2,826 900
Net cash used in investing activities (1,365) (8,801) (9,843) (199,921)
Financing activities:    
Payments and proceeds on short-term borrowings and long-term debt, net (19,576) 24,510 (94,970) 109,104
Repurchase and retirement of common stock -- -- -- (28,895)
Proceeds from stock offering (49) -- 56,638 --
Issuance of common stock 219 9 1,280 3,097
Payments for debt issuance costs -- (3) (3,638) (625)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (19,406) 24,516 (40,690) 82,681
Net cash used in discontinued operations -- (1,535) -- (1,143)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (223) 2,358 7 6,501
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (9,676) 41,072 (46,333) (45,622)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 78,376 73,961 115,033 160,655
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $68,700 $115,033 $68,700 $115,033

 

Entegris, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Segment Information
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
  
 Three Months Ended
Net salesDecember 31, 2009September 26, 2009December 31, 2008
Contamination Control Solutions $93,687 $65,649 $63,005
Microenvironments 38,162 32,445 34,402
Specialty Materials 14,475 12,612 15,329
Total net sales $146,324 $110,706 $112,736
  
 Three Months Ended
Segment profit (loss)December 31, 2009September 26, 2009December 31, 2008
Contamination Control Solutions $23,664 $12,261 $8,971
Microenvironments 9,082 5,186 51
Specialty Materials 1,985 1,369 3,397
Total segment profit $34,731 $18,816 $12,419
Amortization of intangibles, amortization of fair value mark-up of acquired inventory sold, impairment of goodwill, and restructuring charges (8,048) (7,091) (113,959)
Unallocated expenses (12,144) (11,789) (13,056)
Total operating income (loss) $14,539 $(64) $(114,596)
 
 
Entegris, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Income (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
  
 Three Months Ended
 December 31, 2009September 26, 2009December 31, 2008
Net sales $146,324 $110,706 $112,736
GAAP – Operating income (loss) $14,539 $(64) $(114,596)
Restructuring costs 3,009 2,368 7,091
Impairment of goodwill -- -- 93,989
Amortization of intangible assets 4,602 4,723 5,088
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) 22,150 7,027 (8,428)
Depreciation 7,262 7,456 7,982
Adjusted EBITDA $29,412 $14,483 $(446)
    
Non-GAAP operating margin 15.1% 6.3% (7.5)%
Adjusted EBITDA – as a % of net sales 20.1% 13.1% (0.4)%

 

Entegris, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted or Non-GAAP Earnings (Loss) per Share
(In thousands)
(Unaudited) 
 
 Three Months EndedYear Ended
 December 31, 2009September 26, 2009December 31, 2008December 31, 2009December 31, 2008
Net income (loss) attributable to the Company $10,124 $(7,608) $(131,798) $(57,721) $(517,002)
Adjustments to net income (loss) attributable to the Company:     
Amortization of intangible assets 4,602 4,723 5,088 19,237 19,585
Charge for fair value mark-up of acquired inventory sold 437 51 7,801 4,553 13,519
Impairment of equity investments 1,000 -- 10,596 1,000 11,698
Impairment of goodwill -- -- 93,989 -- 473,799
Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to the Company
$16,163

$(2,834)

$(14,324)

$(32,931)

1,599
      
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share: $0.08 $(0.07) $(1.18) $(0.49) $(4.59)
Effect of adjustments to net income (loss) attributable to the Company 0.05 0.04 1.05 0.21 4.60
Diluted non-GAAP earnings (loss) per common share: $0.12 ($0.02) $(0.13) $(0.28) $0.01

 

CONTACT:  Entegris, Inc.
          Steve Cantor, VP of Corporate Relations
          978-436-6750
          irelations@entegris.com

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