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Trimble Reports First Quarter 2007 Revenue Growth of 27 Percent
First Quarter Revenue of $285.7 million
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 3, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) today announced results for its first quarter 2007, ended March 30, 2007. Revenue for the first quarter of 2007 was $285.7 million, up approximately 27 percent from revenue of $225.9 million in the first quarter of 2006.
Operating income for the first quarter of 2007 was $39.3 million, up 19 percent from the first quarter of 2006, with operating margins of 13.7 percent, compared to 14.6 percent in the first quarter of 2006. For year-over-year comparisons it should be noted the amortization of purchased intangibles increased by $5.6 million versus the first quarter of 2006 due to acquisitions. In the first quarter of 2007, in-process research and development expense was $2.1 million and restructuring expense was $2.7 million, whereas there was no in-process research and development expense or restructuring expense in the first quarter of 2006. Additionally, the impact of stock-based compensation expense was $3.4 million in the first quarter of 2007, compared to $3.2 million in the first quarter of 2006. Excluding the above impacts, non-GAAP operating income grew by 43 percent compared to the first quarter of 2006, with non-GAAP operating income margins of 19.4 percent, compared to 17.1 percent in the first quarter of 2006.
Net income for the first quarter of 2007 was $28.7 million, up approximately 11 percent compared to net income of $25.8 million in the first quarter of 2006. Earnings per share for the first quarter of 2007 were $0.24 compared to earnings per share of $0.22 in the first quarter of 2006. The tax rate for the first quarter of 2007 was 32 percent. GAAP earnings per share in the first quarter of 2007 were negatively impacted by approximately $0.05 due to amortization of intangibles and in-process research and development expense, by $0.02 due to restructuring expense and by $0.02 due to stock-based compensation expense.
Adjusting for the amortization of intangibles, in-process research and development, restructuring, and the impact of stock-based compensation expenses, non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2007 was $39.6 million, up 33 percent compared to non-GAAP net income of $29.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2006. Non-GAAP earnings per share for the first quarter of 2007 were $0.33, up approximately 27 percent from non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.26 in the first quarter of 2006.
"During the first quarter, we achieved a symbolic milestone by reporting revenues of over $1 billion in a four quarter period for the first time. All segments reported strong performance with much of that strength reflecting improved international results," said Steven W. Berglund, Trimble's president and chief executive officer. "Our outlook remains positive as we anticipate both continuing progression in our traditional businesses, as well as the potential for improving financial results within @Road, our recent acquisition."
Trimble Results by Business Segment
Operating income by segment represents net revenue less operating expenses, excluding general corporate expenses, amortization of intangibles, in-process research and development, and restructuring expenses. In addition, for each segment, non-GAAP operating income excludes the impact of stock-based compensation expense.
Engineering and Construction
Revenue for Engineering and Construction (E&C) was $175.6 million for the first quarter of 2007, up approximately 20 percent compared to revenue of $146.7 million in the first quarter of 2006. Revenue growth in E&C was driven by strong sales of construction products and strong international growth.
Operating income in E&C was $42.2 million, or 24.0 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2007 compared to $26.4 million, or 18.0 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2006.
Non-GAAP operating income in E&C was $43.0 million, or 24.5 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2007 compared to $27.4 million, or 18.7 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2006.
Field Solutions (TFS) revenue was $51.0 million in the first quarter of 2007, up 18 percent compared to $43.0 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2006. Growth was driven largely by a stronger agricultural market and the introduction of the EZ-Guide(R) 500 system.
TFS operating income was $16.6 million, or 32.6 percent of revenue for the first quarter of 2007 compared to $13.9 million, or 32.3 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2006.
TFS non-GAAP operating income was $16.8 million, or 33.0 percent of revenue for the first quarter of 2007 compared to $14.2 million, or 32.9 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2006.
First quarter 2007 revenue for Mobile Solutions (TMS), was $29.9 million, up 137 percent from revenue of $12.6 million in the first quarter of 2006. $11.3 million of this revenue came from the acquisition of @Road, which closed Feb. 16, 2007.
TMS operating income was $1.0 million, or 3.4 percent of revenue for the first quarter of 2007 compared to $223 thousand, or 1.8 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2006.
TMS non-GAAP operating income was $1.8 million, or 5.9 percent of revenue for the first quarter of 2007 compared to $399 thousand, or 3.2 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2006.
Advanced Devices revenue was $29.3 million, up approximately 25 percent from revenue of $23.5 million in the first quarter of 2006 driven by embedded product sales.
Advanced Devices operating income was $3.3 million, or 11.4 percent of revenue for the first quarter of 2007 compared to $2.3 million, or 9.9 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2006.
Advanced Devices non-GAAP operating income was $3.7 million, or 12.6 percent of revenue for the first quarter of 2007 compared to $2.8 million, or 12.0 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2006.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
Our results of operations have undergone significant change primarily due to the impact of acquisitions and FAS 123(R). To help our readers understand our past financial performance and our future results, we supplement the financial results that we provide in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, with non-GAAP financial measures. The specific non-GAAP measures which we use along with a reconciliation to the nearest comparable GAAP measures and the explanation for why management chose to exclude selected items and the additional purposes for which these non-GAAP measures are used can be found at the end of this release. The method we use to produce non-GAAP results is not computed according to GAAP and may differ from the methods used by other companies. Our non-GAAP results are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our management regularly uses our supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate our business and make operating decisions. These non-GAAP measures are among the primary factors management uses in planning for and forecasting future periods. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations that, when viewed with our GAAP results, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. Management generally compensates for the limitations in the use of non-GAAP financial measures by relying on comparable GAAP financial measures and providing investors with a reconciliation of the non- GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure or measures. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP results, which is attached to our quarterly earnings release and which can be found, along with other financial information, on the investor relations page of our Web site at www.investor.trimble.com.
Forward Looking Guidance
In the second quarter of 2007, Trimble expects revenue to grow 26 to 28 percent compared to the second quarter of 2006, with revenue between $308 million and $313 million. At a 39 percent tax rate, with approximately 124.6 million shares outstanding, Trimble expects second quarter 2007 GAAP earnings per share between $0.22 and $0.24.
Trimble expects non-GAAP earnings per share between $0.29 and $0.31, compared to actual split-adjusted non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.29 in the second quarter of 2006. Non-GAAP guidance for the second quarter of 2007 uses a 39 percent tax rate and excludes the amortization of intangibles of $10.7 million related to previous acquisitions, and the anticipated impact of stock-based compensation expense of $3.9 million.
As guided on Trimble's fourth quarter 2006 earnings call, revenue for 2007 is expected to be between $1.14 billion and $1.17 billion, with $80 million to $85 million of revenue coming from @Road. On a GAAP basis, Trimble expects 2007 earnings per share of $0.78 to $0.80. Trimble is raising its previously announced split-adjusted, non-GAAP earnings per share guidance for 2007 by two cents to $1.07 to $1.09, due to a lower debt level than originally guided, partially offset by a higher tax rate of 37 to 38 percent. Non-GAAP guidance for 2007 excludes an estimated $38.9 million impact from the amortization of intangibles, a $2.1 million impact from in-process research and development expense, a $2.7 million impact from restructuring expense, and a $14.8 million impact from stock-based compensation expense.
Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details
Trimble will hold a conference call on May 3, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. PDT to review its first quarter 2007 results. It will be broadcast live on the Web at http://investor.trimble.com . Investors without Internet access may dial into the call at (800) 528-9198 (U.S.) or (706) 634-6089 (international). A replay of the call will be available for thirty days beginning at 8:00 p.m. PDT on May 3, 2007. The replay number is (800) 642-1687 (U.S.), or (706) 645-9291 (international), and the pass code is 4865208.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location -- including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,400 employees in over 18 countries.
For more information visit Trimble's Web site at www.trimble.com.
Certain statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include the revenue, effective tax rate, stock-based compensation, the impact from in- process research and development expense, amortization of purchased intangibles and earnings per share estimates for the second quarter and full year 2007 including the expected impact of the @Road acquisition. These forward-looking statements are subject to change, and actual results may materially differ from those set forth in this press release due to certain risks and uncertainties. For example, strong demand for the Company's products may not continue because of a decline in the overall health of the economy and international markets, which may result in reduced capital spending. Fuel and other operating costs could remain high or increase, which could weaken sales into the agricultural market. In addition, the Company's results may be adversely affected if the growth rates and profitability expectations for each of its four segments are not achieved, or its joint ventures and recent acquisitions do not achieve anticipated results, or if the Company is unable to market, manufacture and ship new products. The Company's results would also be negatively impacted by unforeseen costs associated with the integration of @Road or delays in integrating the two companies. Any failure to achieve predicted results could negatively impact the Company's revenues, gross margin and other financial results. Whether the Company achieves its guidance for the second quarter of 2007 and fiscal 2007 will also depend on a number of other factors, including the risks detailed from time to time in reports filed with the SEC, including its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10- K. Undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statement contained herein. These statements reflect the Company's position as of the date of this release. The Company expressly disclaims any undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any statements to reflect any change in the Company's expectations or any change of events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
FTRMB CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Mar-30, Mar-31, 2007 2006 Revenue $285,732 $225,854 Cost of sales 142,602 118,391 Gross margin 143,130 107,463 Gross margin (%) 50.1% 47.6% Operating expenses Research and development 31,163 24,446 Sales and marketing 42,147 32,706 General and administrative 21,642 15,761 Restructuring 2,692 - Amortization of purchased intangible assets 4,106 1,485 In-process research and development 2,112 - Total operating expenses 103,862 74,398 Operating income 39,268 33,065 Operating margin (%) 13.7% 14.6% Non-operating income (expense), net Interest income (expense), net (157) 434 Foreign currency transaction gain, net 357 593 Income from joint ventures 2,422 1,616 Other income, net 235 164 Total non-operating income (expense), net 2,857 2,807 Income before taxes 42,125 35,872 Income tax provision 13,442 10,044 Net income $28,683 $25,828 Earnings per share : Basic $0.25 $0.24 Diluted $0.24 $0.22 Shares used in calculating earnings per share: Basic 115,449 108,484 Diluted 120,896 115,718 CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands) Unaudited Period Ended Mar-30, Dec-29, 2007 2006 Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents 63,571 129,621 Accounts receivables, net 216,099 172,008 Other receivables 12,323 6,014 Inventories, net 127,620 112,552 Deferred income taxes 29,286 25,905 Other current assets 13,456 13,026 Total current assets 462,355 459,126 Property and equipment, net 53,735 47,998 Goodwill and other purchased intangible assets, net 865,893 441,682 Deferred income taxes 407 399 Other assets 44,162 29,226 Total non-current assets 964,197 519,305 Total assets $1,426,552 $978,431 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Current liabilities: Current portion of long-term debt 9,994 - Accounts payable 67,770 44,148 Accrued compensation and benefits 38,527 47,006 Accrued liabilities 37,325 24,973 Deferred revenue 35,039 28,060 Accrued warranty expenses 9,616 8,607 Deferred income taxes 1,334 4,525 Income taxes payable 12,951 23,814 Total current liabilities 212,556 181,133 Non-current portion of long-term debt 160,487 481 Deferred income taxes 37,400 21,633 Other non-current liabilities 58,694 27,519 Total liabilities 469,137 230,766 Shareholders' equity: Common stock 616,512 435,371 Retained earnings 299,867 271,183 Accumulated other comprehensive income 41,036 41,111 Total shareholders' equity 957,415 747,665 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $1,426,552 $978,431 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (In thousands) Unaudited Three Months Ended Mar-30, Mar-31, 2007 2006 Cash flow from operating activities: Net Income $28,683 $25,828 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities, net of effect of acquisitions: Depreciation expense 4,121 3,104 Excess and obsolescence reserve 1,055 2,710 Amortization expense 7,894 2,380 Provision for doubtful accounts 288 360 Stock-based compensation 3,353 3,230 Non-cash restructuring expense 1,391 - In-process research and development 2,112 - Gain from joint ventures (2,423) (1,616) Excess tax benefit for stock-based compensation (2,193) (3,941) Other 153 414 Add decrease (increase) in assets: Accounts receivables, net (28,262) (26,211) Other receivables 1,867 2,157 Inventories (1,025) 3,160 Deferred income taxes (6,402) (1,880) Other current and non-current assets 11,167 (6,827) Add increase (decrease) in liabilities: Accounts payable 3,265 4,361 Accrued compensation and benefits (11,618) (6,601) Accrued liabilities 2,063 3,503 Deferred revenue 3,296 5,410 Income taxes payable 12,962 7,336 Net cash provided by operating activities 31,747 16,877 Cash flows from investing activities: Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (272,050) (2,272) Acquisition of property and equipment (3,873) (4,972) Other 12 - Net cash used in investing activities (275,911) (7,244) Cash flow from financing activities: Issuance of common stock 10,474 7,149 Excess tax benefit for stock-based compensation 2,193 3,941 Proceeds from long-term debt and revolving credit lines 250,000 - Payments on long-term debt and revolving credit lines (80,000) - Other 10 Net cash provided in financing activities 182,667 11,100 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (4,553) 3,062 Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (66,050) 23,795 Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period 129,621 73,853 Cash and cash equivalents - end of period $63,571 $97,648 NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Dollars in thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Mar-30, 2007 Mar-31, 2006 REVENUE: $285,732 $225,854 GROSS MARGIN: GAAP gross margin: $143,130 $107,463 Amortization of purchased intangibles( B ) 3,789 855 Stock-based compensation( D ) 342 287 Non-GAAP gross margin: $147,261 $108,605 Non-GAAP gross margin (% of revenue) 51.5% 48.1% OPERATING INCOME: GAAP operating income: $39,268 $33,065 Restructuring( A ) 2,692 - Amortization of purchased intangibles( B ) 7,895 2,340 In-process research and development( C ) 2,112 - Stock-based compensation( D ) 3,353 3,230 Non-GAAP operating income: $55,320 $38,635 Non-GAAP operating margin (% of revenue) 19.4% 17.1% NET INCOME: GAAP net income $28,683 $25,828 Restructuring( A ) 2,692 - Amortization of purchased intangibles( B ) 7,895 2,340 In-process research and development( C ) 2,112 - Stock-based compensation( D ) 3,353 3,230 Income tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments( E ) (5,121) (1,560) Non-GAAP net income $39,614 $29,838 DILUTED NET INCOME PER SHARE: GAAP diluted net income per share: $0.24 $0.22 Non-GAAP diluted net income per share: $0.33 $0.26 SHARES USED TO COMPUTE DILUTED NET INCOME PER SHARE: GAAP and Non-GAAP shares used to compute net income per share: 120,896 115,718 OPERATING LEVERAGE Increase in Non-GAAP operating income ( F ) $16,685 Increase in Revenue $59,878 Operating leverage (Increase in Non-GAAP operating income as a % of Increase in Revenue) 27.9%