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04/26/2017

Ultra Clean Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Fifth Quarter of Record Performance

HAYWARD, Calif., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: UCTT), a leading developer and supplier of critical systems and subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and research industries, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

"Disciplined and focused execution by the UCT team enabled us to outperform for the fifth consecutive quarter," said Jim Scholhamer, President and CEO. "During this period of extraordinary semiconductor equipment demand, we have consistently responded and quickly ramped our operations, allowing us to meet our customers' needs and be a vital contributor to their success. We continue to increase UCT's presence on our customers' product platforms and are expanding our opportunities for future growth."

GAAP Financial Results
Total revenue for the first quarter of 2017 was $204.6 million, an increase of 17.2% compared to the fourth quarter of 2016 and 82.3% compared to the same period a year ago. Semiconductor revenue increased 22.4% compared to the fourth quarter of 2016 and 80.4% compared to the same period a year ago. Total revenue from outside the U.S. rose 17.7% sequentially and 115.0% compared to the same period a year ago. Gross margin for the first quarter of 2017 was 18.3% compared to 17.0% for the prior quarter and 13.0% for the same period a year ago. Net income for the first quarter was $14.3 million, or $0.43 and $0.42 per basic and diluted share compared to net income of $10.0 million, or $0.30 per basic and diluted share in the previous quarter, and net loss of $3.2 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share for the same period a year ago.

Net cash for the first quarter 2017 increased $6.1 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2016. Cash and cash equivalents were $54.9 million, an increase of $2.5 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2016. Outstanding debt was $64.2 million, a decrease of $3.6 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.

Non-GAAP Financial Results
Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2017 was $15.9 million, or $0.47 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share exclude (i) pre-tax charges of $1.2 million for intangible assets amortization, offset by the corresponding increase in tax expense from these items of approximately $0.3 million, and (ii) $0.6 million of income tax expense related to income tax valuation allowances. This compares to fourth quarter non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $12.0 million and $0.36 respectively, and non-GAAP net loss of $0.1 million and non-GAAP breakeven for the first quarter of 2016.

The Company has provided a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in the financial statement tables included in this press release.

Second Quarter 2017 Outlook
The Company expects revenue to be between $210.0 million to $220.0 million and GAAP diluted net income per share to be in the range of $0.46 to $0.52. The Company expects non-GAAP net income per diluted share to be in the range of $0.49 to $0.55.

Conference Call
UCT will conduct a conference call today, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, beginning at 1:45 p.m. PDT. The call-in number is (844) 826-3034 (domestic) and (412) 317-5179 (international). A replay of the conference will be available for seven days following the call at (877) 344-7529 (domestic) and (412) 317-0088 (international). The confirmation number for live broadcast and replay is 10105232 (all callers). 

About Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.
Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. is a leading developer and supplier of critical systems and subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and research industries. Ultra Clean offers its customers an integrated outsourced solution for gas delivery systems and other subassemblies, improved design-to-delivery cycle times, component neutral design and manufacturing and component testing capabilities. Ultra Clean's customers are primarily original equipment manufacturers for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and research industries. Ultra Clean is headquartered in Hayward, California. Additional information is available at www.uct.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures
Management uses non-GAAP net income and net income per diluted share to evaluate the Company's operating and financial results. We believe the presentation of non-GAAP results is useful to investors for analyzing our core business and business trends and comparing performance to prior periods, along with enhancing investors' ability to view the Company's results from management's perspective. The presentation of this additional information should not be considered a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Tables presenting reconciliations of non-GAAP results to U.S. GAAP results are included at the end of this press release. A reconciliation of our guidance for non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the first quarter of 2017 is not available due to fluctuations in the geographic mix of our earnings from quarter to quarter, which impacts our tax rate and cannot be reasonably predicted or determined. As a result, such reconciliation is not available without unreasonable efforts and we are unable to determine the probable significance of the unavailable information.

Safe Harbor Statement
The foregoing information contains, or may be deemed to contain, "forward-looking statements" (as defined in the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) which reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. We use words such as "anticipates,", "projection", "outlook", "forecast", "believes," "plan," "expect," "future,"' "intends," "may," "will," "estimates," "predicts," and similar expressions to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements included in this press release include our expectations about the semiconductor capital equipment market and with respect to our second quarter 2017 outlook. All forward-looking statements address matters that involve risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, the Company's actual results may differ materially from the results predicted or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors also include, among others, those identified in "Risk Factors", "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations'' and elsewhere in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2016 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise unless required by law.

Contact:
Sheri Brumm
UCT Senior VP Finance, CFO
510-576-4705

Annie Leschin
Investor Relations
415-775-1788

 

ULTRA CLEAN HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited; in thousands, except per share data)



Three months ended



March 31, 


March 25, 


2017


2016








Sales

$

204,594


$

112,229


Cost of goods sold


167,099



97,659


Gross profit


37,495



14,570









Operating expenses:







  Research and development


2,906



2,276


  Sales and marketing


3,051



2,933


  General and administrative


11,765



10,059


    Total operating expenses


17,722



15,268


Income (loss) from operations


19,773



(698)


Interest and other income (expense), net


(938)



(1,091)


Income (loss) before provision for income taxes


18,835



(1,789)


Income tax provision


4,494



1,450


Net income (loss) 

$

14,341


$

(3,239)









Net income (loss) per share:







  Basic

$

0.43


$

(0.10)


  Diluted

$

0.42


$

(0.10)


Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share:







  Basic


33,061



32,309


  Diluted


33,865



32,309


 

ULTRA CLEAN HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited; in thousands)










March 31,


December 30,

2017

2016

ASSETS







Current assets:







  Cash and cash equivalents


$

54,935


$

52,465

  Accounts receivable, net of allowance



94,848



74,663

  Inventory



123,037



103,861

  Other current assets



6,221



6,461

    Total current assets



279,041



237,450








Equipment and leasehold improvements, net



20,929



18,858

Goodwill



85,248



85,248

Purchased intangibles, net



35,793



37,024

Deferred tax asset, net



1,262



1,355

Other non-current assets



1,007



762

Total assets


$

423,280


$

380,697








LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY







Current liabilities:







  Bank borrowings


$

16,108


$

16,819

  Accounts payable



95,522



71,189

  Other current liabilities



19,502



13,053

    Total current liabilities



131,132



101,061








Bank borrowings, net of current portion



48,056



50,931

Deferred tax liability



9,766



9,917

Other long-term liabilities



2,553



2,657

    Total liabilities



191,507



164,566








Stockholders' equity:







  Common stock



179,660



178,477

  Retained earnings



52,378



38,037

  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)



(265)



(383)

    Total stockholders' equity



231,773



216,131

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

423,280


$

380,697

 

ULTRA CLEAN HOLDINGS, INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED RESULTS




Three Months Ended



March 31,


March 25,


December 30, 



2017


2016


2016

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income (in thousands)







Reported net income (loss) on a GAAP basis


$   14,341


$   (3,239)


$           9,953

Amortization of intangible assets (1)


1,231


1,440


1,439

Restructuring charges (2)


-


177


109

Impairment of "held for sale" assets (3)


-


-


666

Termination of contractual obligation (4)


-


-


438

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments (5)


(256)


(385)


(549)

Income tax effect of valuation allowance (6)


576


1,876


(49)

Non-GAAP net income (loss)


$   15,892


$      (131)


$         12,007








Reconciliation of GAAP Income from operations to Non-GAAP Income from operations (in thousands)







Reported income (loss) from operations on a GAAP basis


$   19,773


$      (698)


$         12,670

Amortization of intangible assets (1)


1,231


1,440


1,439

Restructuring charges (2)


-


177


109

Impairment of "held for sale" assets (3)


-


-


666

Termination of contractual obligation (4)


-


-


438

Non-GAAP income from operations


$   21,004


$        919


$         15,322








Reconciliation of GAAP Operating margin to Non-GAAP Operating margin







Reported operating margin (loss) on a GAAP basis


9.7%


(0.6%)


7.3%

Amortization of intangible assets (1)


0.6%


1.3%


0.8%

Restructuring charges (2)


0.0%


0.2%


0.1%

Impairment of "held for sale" assets (3)


0.0%


0.0%


0.4%

Termination of contractual obligation (4)


0.0%


0.0%


0.2%

Non-GAAP operating margin


10.3%


0.9%


8.8%








Reconciliation of GAAP Gross profit to Non-GAAP Gross profit (in thousands)







Reported gross profit on a GAAP basis


$   37,495


$   14,570


$         29,701

Impairment of "held for sale"assets (3)


-


-


636

Non-GAAP gross profit


$   37,495


$   14,570


$         30,337








Reconciliation of GAAP Gross margin to Non-GAAP Gross margin







Reported gross margin on a GAAP basis


18.3%


13.0%


17.0%

Impairment of "held for sale"assets (3)


0.0%


0.0%


0.4%

Non-GAAP gross margin


18.3%


13.0%


17.4%








1    Amortization of intangible assets related to the Company's acquisitions of AIT, Marchi and Miconex 

2    Adjustment to previous restructuring reserve related to the abandonment of one of the Company's facilities

3    Impairment of assets classified as "held for sale" related to our 3D printing business in Singapore

4    Amount paid related to the termination of a long-term contractual obligation related to our 3D printing business in Singapore

5    Tax effect of items (1) through (4) above based on the non-gaap tax rate shown below

6    The Company's GAAP tax expense is generally higher than the Company's non-GAAP tax expense, primarily due to losses in the U.S. with full federal and state valuation allowances. The Company's non-GAAP tax rate and resulting non-GAAP tax expense considers the tax implications as if there was no federal or state valuation allowance position in effect. 



Three Months Ended



March 31,


March 25,


December 30, 



2017


2016


2016

Reconciliation of GAAP Earnings Per Diluted Share to Non-GAAP Earnings Per Diluted Share







Reported net income (loss) on a GAAP basis


$       0.42


$     (0.10)


$             0.30

Amortization of intangible assets


0.04


0.04


0.04

Restructuring charges


-


0.01


-

Impairment of "held for sale" equipment


-


-


0.02

Termination of contractual obligation 


-


-


0.01

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments


(0.01)


(0.01)


(0.01)

Income tax effect of valuation allowance


0.02


0.06


-

Non-GAAP net income


$       0.47


$          -


$             0.36

Weighted average number of diluted shares (thousands)

33,865


32,309


33,526

 

ULTRA CLEAN HOLDINGS, INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP EFFECTIVE INCOME TAX RATE



Three Months Ended



March 31,


March 25,


December 30, 



2017


2016


2016

(in thousands, except percentages)







Provision for income taxes on a GAAP basis


$     4,494


$     1,450


$           2,536

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments (1)


256


385


549

Income tax effect of valuation allowance (2)


(576)


(1,876)


49

Non-GAAP provision for income taxes


$     4,174


$        (41)


$           3,134








Income before income taxes on a GAAP basis


$   18,835


$   (1,789)


$         12,489

Amortization of intangible assets


1,231


1,440


1,439

Restructuring charges


-


177


109

Impairment of "held for sale" assets


-


-


666

Termination of a long-term contractual obligation


-


-


438

Non-GAAP income before income taxes


$   20,066


$      (172)


$         15,141








Effective income tax rate on a GAAP basis


23.9%


(81.1%)


20.3%

Non-GAAP effective income tax rate


20.8%


23.8%


20.7%


1    Tax effect of items (1) through (4) above based on the non-gaap tax rate

2   The Company's GAAP tax expense is generally higher than the Company's non-GAAP tax expense, primarily due to losses in the U.S. with full federal and state valuation allowances. The Company's non-GAAP tax rate and resulting non-GAAP tax expense considers the tax implications as if there was no federal or state valuation allowance position in effect. 


 

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SOURCE Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.

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