SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 24, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) today announced results for its first quarter of 2008 ended Mar. 28, 2008. In the first quarter of 2008 revenue was $355.3 million, up approximately 24 percent from revenue of $285.7 million in the first quarter of 2007.
Operating income for the first quarter of 2008 was $58.0 million, up 48 percent from the first quarter of 2007. Operating margins in the first quarter of 2008 were 16.3 percent, compared to 13.7 percent in the first quarter of 2007. Amortization of intangibles increased from $7.9 million in the first quarter of 2007 to $10.8 million in the first quarter of 2008. The impact of stock-based compensation expense was $4.0 million in the first quarter of 2008, compared to $3.4 million in the first quarter of 2007. There were no in- process research and development or restructuring expenses in the first quarter of 2008, while there was a $2.1 million in-process research and development expense and a $2.7 million restructuring expense in the first quarter of 2007. In addition, amortization of acquisition-related inventory step-up was $0.2 million in the first quarter of 2008, compared to no amortization of acquisition-related inventory step-up in the first quarter of 2007. Excluding these impacts, non-GAAP operating income of $73.0 million grew by 32 percent compared to the first quarter of 2007. Non-GAAP operating margins were 20.5 percent in the first quarter of 2008, up from 19.4 percent in the first quarter of 2007.
Net income for the first quarter of 2008 was $40.1 million, up 40 percent compared to net income of $28.7 million in the first quarter of 2007. Diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2008 were $0.32, up 35 percent from diluted earnings per share of $0.24 in the first quarter of 2007.
The tax rate for the first quarter of 2008 was 33 percent, compared to 32 percent in the first quarter of 2007. Trimble's tax rate was lower than forecasted due to the implementation of a global supply chain structure which is expected to result in a structural tax rate of 33 percent for fiscal 2008 and beyond.
Adjusting for the amortization of intangibles, in-process research and development, the impact of stock-based compensation expenses, restructuring, and the amortization of acquisition-related inventory step-up, non-GAAP net income of $50.1 million for the first quarter of 2008 was up 26 percent compared to non-GAAP net income of $39.6 million in the first quarter of 2007. Non-GAAP earnings per share for the first quarter of 2008 were $0.40, up 22 percent from non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.33 in the first quarter of 2007.
"The first quarter of 2008 emphasized the growing diversity of the Trimble business portfolio. Although E&C continued to be impacted by slow U.S. economic conditions, we saw strong growth across all other geographies. In addition, we experienced almost 75 percent growth in our TFS segment, driven by strong agriculture product sales," said Steven W. Berglund, Trimble's chief executive officer.
"While monitoring the continuing uncertain economy, our view for revenues for the entire year remains generally unchanged with an expectation for higher earnings per share than previous guidance."
Trimble Results by Business Segment
Segment operating income is revenue less cost of goods sold and operating expenses, excluding general corporate expenses, amortization of intangibles, amortization of acquisition-related inventory step-up, and in-process research and development. In addition, for each segment, non-GAAP operating income excludes the impact of stock-based compensation expense.
Engineering and Construction
First quarter 2008 Engineering and Construction (E&C) revenue was $194.2 million, up approximately 11 percent when compared to revenue of $175.6 million in the first quarter of 2007, with strong international sales.
First quarter 2008 operating income in E&C was $37.0 million, or 19.0 percent of revenue compared to $42.2 million, or 24.0 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2007.
Non-GAAP operating income in E&C was $37.9 million, or 19.5 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2008 compared to $43.0 million, or 24.5 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2007. The decline in operating margins resulted primarily from unfavorable foreign currency exchange rates, the impact of recent acquisitions and product mix.
First quarter 2008 Field Solutions (TFS) revenue was $88.0 million, up approximately 73 percent when compared to revenue of $51.0 million in the first quarter of 2007. Sales were strong across all geographic regions and product lines, with the majority of the increase coming from the agriculture business.
First quarter 2008 operating income in TFS was $35.1 million, or 39.9 percent of revenue compared to $16.6 million, or 32.6 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2007.
Non-GAAP operating income in TFS was $35.3 million, or 40.1 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2008 compared to $16.8 million, or 33.0 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2007. Operating margin expansion was due primarily to higher revenue.
First quarter 2008 Mobile Solutions (TMS) revenue was $44.0 million, up approximately 47 percent when compared to revenue of $29.9 million in the first quarter of 2007.
First quarter 2008 operating income in TMS was $2.5 million, or 5.6 percent of revenue compared to $1.0 million, or 3.4 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2007.
Non-GAAP operating income in TMS was $3.9 million, or 8.8 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2008 compared to $1.8 million, or 5.9 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2007. Operating margin expansion was driven by higher subscription revenue and operating synergies which were partially offset by higher new product development costs.
First quarter 2008 Advanced Devices revenue was $29.1 million, approximately flat when compared to revenue of $29.3 million in the first quarter of 2007.
First quarter 2008 operating income in Advanced Devices was $4.7 million, or 16.1 percent of revenue compared to $3.3 million, or 11.4 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2007.
Non-GAAP operating income in Advanced Devices was $5.0 million, or 17.3 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2008 compared to $3.7 million, or 12.6 percent of revenue, in the first quarter of 2007. Operating margins improved due to product mix.
Stock Repurchase Program
In January, Trimble announced a stock repurchase program for up to $250 million. As part of this program, in the first quarter of 2008, Trimble repurchased approximately 968 thousand shares of Trimble stock at an average purchase price of $26.71.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
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 to 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 http://www.investor.trimble.com.
Forward Looking Guidance
In the second quarter of 2008, Trimble expects revenue to grow 14 to 16 percent compared to the second quarter of 2007, with revenue between $374 million and $379 million. Trimble expects second quarter 2008 GAAP earnings per share between $0.36 and $0.38 and non-GAAP earnings per share between $0.44 and $0.46. Non-GAAP guidance for the second quarter of 2008 excludes the amortization of intangibles of $10.9 million related to previous acquisitions, and the anticipated impact of stock-based compensation expense of $3.9 million. Both GAAP and non-GAAP guidance use a 33 percent tax rate and assume 125.9 million shares outstanding.
Trimble has modified full-year 2008 guidance incorporating its current outlook for the year as well as its lower tax rate. Revenue is expected to grow 15 to 17 percent versus previous guidance of 14 to 17 percent revenue growth. Full-year non-GAAP earnings per share are expected to be $1.50 to $1.55, versus previous guidance of $1.39 to $1.44.
Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details
Trimble will hold a conference call on Apr. 24, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. PDT to review its first quarter 2008 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 seven days at (800) 642-1687 (U.S.) or ((706) 645-9291 (international) and the pass code is 43045401. The replay will also be available on the Web at the address above.
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 3,600 employees in over 18 countries.
For more information visit Trimble's Web site at http://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 intangible gross margin, and earnings per share estimates for the second quarter, full- year 2008 and, in the case of tax rates the next three years. 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. 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. 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 and full year 2008 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 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Mar-28, Mar-30, 2008 2007 Revenue $355,296 $285,732 Cost of sales 180,920 142,602 Gross margin 174,376 143,130 Gross margin (%) 49.1% 50.1% Operating expenses Research and development 37,345 31,163 Sales and marketing 51,158 42,147 General and administrative 22,690 21,642 Restructuring - 2,692 Amortization of purchased intangible assets 5,143 4,106 In-process research and development - 2,112 Total operating expenses 116,336 103,862 Operating income 58,040 39,268 Non-operating income, net Interest income 457 1,243 Interest expense (762) (1,400) Foreign currency transaction gain, net 968 357 Income from joint ventures, net 2,015 2,422 Other income (expense), net (907) 235 Total non-operating income, net 1,771 2,857 Income before taxes 59,811 42,125 Income tax provision 19,744 13,442 Net income $40,067 $28,683 Earnings per share: Basic $0.33 $0.25 Diluted $0.32 $0.24 Shares used in calculating earnings per share: Basic 121,467 115,449 Diluted 125,159 120,896 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands) Unaudited Mar-28, Dec-28, 2008 2007 Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $71,379 $103,202 Accounts receivables, net 280,651 239,884 Other receivables 9,980 10,201 Inventories, net 148,503 143,018 Deferred income taxes 41,760 44,333 Other current assets 18,329 15,661 Total current assets 570,602 556,299 Property and equipment, net 52,326 51,444 Goodwill 709,149 675,850 Other purchased intangible assets, net 197,976 197,777 Other non-current assets 57,823 57,989 Total assets $1,587,876 $1,539,359 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Current liabilities: Current portion of long-term debt $138 $126 Accounts payable 72,798 67,589 Accrued compensation and benefits 46,127 55,133 Deferred revenue 56,982 49,416 Deferred income taxes 109 4,129 Accrued warranty expense 11,201 10,806 Income taxes payable 19,890 14,802 Other accrued liabilities 28,439 47,851 Total current liabilities 235,684 249,852 Non-current portion of long-term debt 60,440 60,564 Non-current deferred revenue 11,544 15,872 Deferred income taxes 61,291 47,917 Other non-current liabilities 60,162 56,128 Total liabilities 429,121 430,333 Commitments and contingencies Shareholders' equity: Common stock 670,324 660,749 Retained earnings 408,030 388,557 Accumulated other comprehensive income 80,401 59,720 Total shareholders' equity 1,158,755 1,109,026 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $1,587,876 $1,539,359 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (In thousands) Unaudited Three Months Ended Mar-28, Mar-30, 2008 2007 Cash flow from operating activities: Net Income $40,067 $28,683 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation expense 4,571 4,121 Amortization expense 10,848 7,894 Provision for doubtful accounts 38 288 Amortization of debt issuance cost 56 49 Deferred income taxes (885) (6,402) Non-cash restructuring expense - 1,391 Stock-based compensation 3,982 3,353 In-process research and development - 2,112 Equity gain from joint ventures (2,015) (2,422) Excess tax benefit for stock-based compensation (1,992) (2,193) Provision for excess and obsolete inventories 2,103 1,055 Other non-cash items 202 103 Add decrease (increase) in assets: Accounts receivables (39,280) (28,262) Other receivables 516 1,867 Inventories (3,437) (1,025) Other current and non-current assets (191) 11,167 Add increase (decrease) in liabilities: Accounts payable 3,760 3,265 Accrued compensation and benefits (10,557) (11,618) Accrued liabilities (1,648) 2,063 Deferred revenue 2,034 3,296 Income taxes payable 12,547 12,962 Net cash provided by operating activities 20,719 31,747 Cash flows from investing activities: Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired (39,593) (272,050) Acquisition of property and equipment (3,711) (3,873) Other (43) 12 Net cash used in investing activities (43,347) (275,911) Cash flow from financing activities: Issuance of common stock 8,483 10,474 Excess tax benefit for stock-based compensation 1,992 2,193 Repurchase and retirement of common stock (25,870) - Proceeds from long-term debt and revolving credit lines - 250,000 Payments on long-term debt and revolving credit lines (312) (80,000) Other - - Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (15,707) 182,667 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 6,512 (4,553) Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (31,823) (66,050) Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period 103,202 129,621 Cash and cash equivalents - end of period $71,379 $63,571 NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Dollars in thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Mar-28, Mar-30, 2008 2007 REVENUE: $355,296 $285,732 GROSS MARGIN: GAAP gross margin: $174,376 $143,130 Amortization of purchased intangibles (B) 5,661 3,789 Stock-based compensation (D) 493 342 Amortization of acquisition-related inventory step-up (E) 183 - Non-GAAP gross margin: $180,713 $147,261 Non-GAAP gross margin (% of revenue) 50.9% 51.5% OPERATING EXPENSES: GAAP operating expenses: $116,336 $103,862 Restructuring (A) - (2,692) Amortization of purchased intangibles (B) (5,143) (4,106) In-process research and development (C) - (2,112) Stock-based compensation (D) (3,489) (3,011) Non-GAAP operating expenses: $107,704 $91,941 OPERATING INCOME: GAAP operating income: $58,040 $39,268 Restructuring (A) - 2,692 Amortization of purchased intangibles (B) 10,804 7,895 In-process research and development (C) - 2,112 Stock-based compensation (D) 3,982 3,353 Amortization of acquisition-related inventory step-up (E) 183 - Non-GAAP operating income: $73,009 $55,320 Non-GAAP operating margin (% of revenue) 20.5% 19.4% NET INCOME: GAAP net income: $40,067 $28,683 Restructuring (A) - 2,692 Amortization of purchased intangibles (B) 10,804 7,895 In-process research and development (C) - 2,112 Stock-based compensation (D) 3,982 3,353 Amortization of acquisition-related inventory step-up (E) 183 - Income tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments (F) (4,941) (5,121) Non-GAAP net income: $50,095 $39,614 DILUTED NET INCOME PER SHARE: GAAP diluted net income per share: $0.32 $0.24 Non-GAAP diluted net income per share: $0.40 $0.33 SHARES USED TO COMPUTE DILUTED NET INCOME PER SHARE: GAAP and Non-GAAP shares used to compute net income per share: 125,159 120,896 OPERATING LEVERAGE: Increase in non-GAAP operating income $17,689 Increase in revenue $69,564 Operating leverage (increase in non-GAAP operating income as a % of increase in revenue) 25.4% The non-GAAP financial measures included in the table above are non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted net income per share, which adjust for the following items: expenses related to acquisitions, stock-based compensation expense and restructuring charges. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to assess trends in its business and for budgeting purposes, as many of these excluded items are non-cash. In addition, we believe that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is useful to investors for the reasons associated with each of the adjusting items as described below. (A) Restructuring. The amounts recorded are for employee compensation resulting from reductions in employee headcount in connection with our company restructurings and we believe they are not directly related to the operation of our business. (B) Amortization of purchased intangibles. The amounts recorded as amortization of purchased intangibles arise from prior acquisitions and are non-cash in nature. We exclude these expenses because we believe they are not reflective of ongoing operating results in the period incurred and are not directly related to the operation of our business. Approximately $5,661K and $3,789K of the amortization of purchased intangibles was included in cost of sales for the three months ended March 28, 2008 and March 30, 2007, and approximately $5,143K and $4,106K was reported as a separate line within operating expenses for the three months ended March 28, 2008 and March 30, 2007, respectively. (C) In-process research and development. The amounts recorded as in-process research and development arise from prior acquisitions and are non-cash in nature. We exclude these expenses because we believe they are not reflective of ongoing operating results in the period incurred and not directly related to the operation of our business. (D) Stock-based Compensation. The amounts consist of expenses for employee stock options and purchase rights under our employee stock purchase plan determined in accordance with SFAS 123(R), which became effective for us on January 1, 2006. We exclude these stock-based compensation expenses because they are non-cash expenses that we believe are not reflective of ongoing operation results. For the three months ended March 28, 2008 and March 30, 2007, stock-based compensation was allocated as follows: Three Months Ended Mar-28, Mar-30, 2008 2007 Cost of sales $493 $342 Research and development 917 729 Sales and Marketing 1,030 767 General and administrative 1,542 1,515 $3,982 $3,353 (E) Amortization of acquisition-related inventory step-up. The purchase accounting entries associated with our business acquisitions require us to record inventory at its fair value, which is sometimes greater than the previous book value of the inventory. The increase in inventory value is amortized to cost of sales over the period that the related product is sold. We exclude inventory step-up amortization from our non-GAAP measures because we do not believe it is reflective of our ongoing operating results, and it is not used by management to assess the core profitability of our business operations. (F) Income tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments. This amounts adjusts the provision for income taxes to reflect the effect of the non-GAAP adjustments on non-GAAP operating income. NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION REPORTING SEGMENTS (Dollars in thousands) (Unaudited) Reporting Segments Engineering and Field Mobile Advanced Construction Solutions Solutions Devices THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 28, 2008: Revenue $194,180 $88,037 $44,011 $29,068 GAAP operating income before corporate allocations: $36,954 $35,095 $2,453 $4,692 Stock-based compensation (G) 971 198 1,408 327 Non-GAAP operating income before corporate allocations: $37,925 $35,293 $3,861 $5,019 Non-GAAP operating margin (% of segment external net revenues) 19.5% 40.1% 8.8% 17.3% THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 30, 2007: Revenue $175,604 $50,962 $29,857 $29,309 GAAP operating income before corporate allocations: $42,164 $16,628 $1,017 $3,343 Stock-based compensation (G) 872 190 742 364 Non-GAAP operating income before corporate allocations: $43,036 $16,818 $1,759 $3,707 Non-GAAP operating margin (% of segment external net revenues) 24.5% 33.0% 5.9% 12.6% (G) Stock-based Compensation. The amounts consist of expenses for employee stock options and purchase rights under our employee stock purchase plan determined in accordance with SFAS 123(R), which became effective for us on January 1, 2006. We discuss our operating results by segment with and with-out stock-based compensation expense, as we believe it is useful to investors to understand the impact of the application of SFAS 123(R) to our results of operations. Stock-based compensation not allocated to the reportable segments was approximately $1,078K and $1,185K for the three months ended March 28, 2008 and March 30, 2007, respectively.
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