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Keysight Technologies Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

2022-02-17 16:05 ET - News Release

Achieved All-time Record Orders and Record Q1 Revenue and Earnings


Company Website: https://Keysight.com
SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- (Business Wire)

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today reported financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2022.

"The Keysight team delivered a strong start to the year, exceeding the high end of our revenue and EPS guidance. Continued robust demand for our differentiated solutions resulted in record orders," said Ron Nersesian, Keysight's Chairman, President and CEO. "By enabling the rapid progression of disruptive technologies and accelerating innovation to connect and secure the world, we are better positioned than ever to capitalize on long-term secular growth trends and deliver above-market growth."

First Quarter Financial Summary

  • Orders grew 22 percent to reach $1.50 billion, compared with $1.22 billion last year, or 23 percent on a core basis, which excludes the impact of foreign currency changes and orders associated with businesses acquired or divested within the last twelve months.
  • Revenue grew 6 percent to reach $1.25 billion, compared with $1.18 billion last year, or 7 percent on a core basis, which excludes the impact of foreign currency changes and revenue associated with businesses acquired or divested within the last twelve months.
  • GAAP net income was $229 million, or $1.24 per share, compared with $172 million, or $0.92 per share, in the first quarter of 2021.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $305 million, or $1.65 per share, compared with $270 million, or $1.43 per share in the first quarter of 2021.
  • Cash flow from operations was $224 million, compared with $295 million last year. Free cash flow was $182 million, compared with $267 million in the first quarter of 2021.
  • Keysight acquired approximately 1.13 million shares in the open market at an average share price of $182.19, for a total consideration of $206 million.
  • As of January 31, 2022, cash and cash equivalents totaled $1.98 billion.

Reporting Segments

  • Communications Solutions Group (CSG)

CSG reported revenue of $878 million in the first quarter, up 3 percent over last year, driven by continued investments in 5G, O-RAN adoption, 400G, 800G and terabit R&D, and wireline applications.

  • Electronic Industrial Solutions Group (EISG)

EISG reported revenue of $372 million in the first quarter, up 13 percent over last year, driven by semiconductor measurement solutions and next-generation automotive and energy technologies, with growth across all regions.

Outlook

Keysight's second fiscal quarter of 2022 revenue is expected to be in the range of $1.29 billion to $1.31 billion. Non-GAAP earnings per share for the second fiscal quarter of 2022 are expected to be in the range of $1.63 to $1.69, which exclude items that pertain to future events and are not currently estimable with a reasonable degree of accuracy. Therefore, no reconciliation to GAAP amounts has been provided. Further information is discussed in the section titled "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.

Webcast

Keysight's management will present more details about its first quarter FY2022 financial results and its second quarter FY2022 outlook on a conference call with investors today at 1:30 p.m. PT. This event will be webcast in listen-only mode. Listeners may log on to the call at www.investor.keysight.com under the "Upcoming Events" section and select "Q1 2022 Keysight Technologies Inc. Earnings Conference Call" to participate or dial +1-844-200-6205 (U.S. only) or +1-929-526-1599 (International) and enter passcode 452858. The webcast will remain on the company site for 90 days.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The words "expect," "intend," "will," "should," and similar expressions, as they relate to the company, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect the expected results and are based on certain key assumptions of Keysight's management and on currently available information. Due to such uncertainties and risks, no assurances can be given that such expectations or assumptions will prove to have been correct, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Keysight undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, predictions, future guidance, projections, beliefs, and expectations about the company's goals, revenues, financial condition, earnings, impacts of US export control regulations, and operations that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Keysight's results to differ materially from management's current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, impacts to the supply chain; government mandates related to pandemic conditions such as Covid-19 and its variants; net zero emissions commitments; increasing geopolitical tension in regions outside of the U.S.; increases in attrition and our ability to retain key personnel; changes in the demand for current and new products, technologies, and services; customer purchasing decisions and timing; and order cancellations.

In addition to the risks above, other risks that Keysight faces include those detailed in Keysight's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Keysight's yearly report on Form 10-K for the period ended October 31, 2021.

Segment Data

Segment data reflect the results of our reportable segments under our management reporting system. Segment data are provided on page 5 of the attached tables.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to financial information prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP ("GAAP"), this document also contains certain non-GAAP financial measures based on management's view of performance, including:

  • Core Revenue
  • Non-GAAP Net Income/Earnings
  • Non-GAAP Net Income per share/Earnings per share
  • Free Cash Flow

Income per share is based on weighted average diluted share count. See the attached supplemental schedules for reconciliations of each non-GAAP financial measure to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for the three months ended January 31, 2022. Following the reconciliations is a discussion of the items adjusted from our non-GAAP financial measures and the company's reasons for including or excluding certain categories of income or expenses from our non-GAAP results.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight delivers advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight's dedication to speed and precision extends to software-driven insights and analytics that bring tomorrow's technology products to market faster across the development lifecycle, in design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments. Our customers span the worldwide communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets. Keysight generated revenues of $4.9B in fiscal year 2021. For more information about Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS), visit us at www.keysight.com.

Additional information about Keysight Technologies is available in the newsroom at www.keysight.com/go/news and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Source: IR-KEYS

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
Three months ended
January 31,

Percent

2022

2021

Inc/(Dec)

Orders

$

1,495

$

1,223

22%

Revenue

$

1,250

$

1,180

6%

Costs and expenses:

Cost of products and services

446

473

(6)%

Research and development

210

199

5%

Selling, general and administrative

326

301

9%

Other operating expense (income), net

(3

)

(5

)

(38)%

Total costs and expenses

979

968

1%

Income from operations

271

212

27%

Interest income

1

1

3%

Interest expense

(20

)

(20

)

1%

Other income (expense), net

12

2

787%

Income before taxes

264

195

35%

Provision for income taxes

35

23

53%

Net income

$

229

$

172

33%

Net income per share:
Basic

$

1.25

$

0.93

Diluted

$

1.24

$

0.92

Weighted average shares used in computing net income per share:
Basic

183

186

Diluted

184

188

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KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(In millions, except par value and share data)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
January 31,October 31,

2022

2021

ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,977

$

2,052

Accounts receivable, net

708

735

Inventory

804

777

Other current assets

319

270

Total current assets

3,808

3,834

Property, plant and equipment, net

672

650

Operating lease right-of-use assets

218

227

Goodwill

1,623

1,628

Other intangible assets, net

250

272

Long-term investments

65

70

Long-term deferred tax assets

695

711

Other assets

397

389

Total assets

$

7,728

$

7,781

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable

$

294

$

287

Employee compensation and benefits

247

355

Deferred revenue

495

478

Income and other taxes payable

86

74

Operating lease liabilities

40

41

Other accrued liabilities

95

74

Total current liabilities

1,257

1,309

Long-term debt

1,791

1,791

Retirement and post-retirement benefits

154

167

Long-term deferred revenue

190

187

Long-term operating lease liabilities

183

191

Other long-term liabilities

343

352

Total liabilities

3,918

3,997

Stockholders' Equity:
Preferred stock; $0.01 par value; 100 million shares authorized; none issued and outstanding

-

-

Common stock; $0.01 par value; 1 billion shares authorized; 198 million shares at January 31, 2022 and 197 million shares at October 31, 2021 issued

2

2

Treasury stock at cost; 16.2 million shares at January 31, 2022 and 15.1 million shares at October 31, 2021

(1,631

)

(1,425

)

Additional paid-in-capital

2,231

2,219

Retained earnings

3,659

3,430

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(451

)

(442

)

Total stockholders' equity

3,810

3,784

Total liabilities and equity

$

7,728

$

7,781

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KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
Three months ended
January 31,

2022

2021

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income

$

229

$

172

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation

30

28

Amortization

27

59

Share-based compensation

50

43

Deferred tax expense

9

1

Excess and obsolete inventory-related charges

6

7

Other non-cash expense (income), net

5

7

Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable

25

(38

)

Inventory

(32

)

-

Accounts payable

(4

)

4

Employee compensation and benefits

(117

)

(54

)

Deferred revenue

28

50

Income taxes payable

14

(1

)

Retirement and post-retirement benefits

(9

)

(1

)

Other assets and liabilities

(37

)

18

Net cash provided by operating activities(a)

224

295

Cash flows from investing activities:
Investments in property, plant and equipment

(42

)

(28

)

Acquisition of businesses and intangible assets, net of cash acquired

(7

)

(96

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(49

)

(124

)

Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under employee stock plans

31

28

Payment of taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards

(72

)

(49

)

Treasury stock repurchases

(206

)

(20

)

Payment of acquisition-related contingent consideration

-

(2

)

Net cash used in financing activities

(247

)

(43

)

Effect of exchange rate movements

(4

)

8

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(76

)

136

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

2,068

1,767

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

1,992

$

1,903

(a) Cash payments included in operating activities:
Interest payments

$

-

$

-

Income tax paid, net

$

12

$

22

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KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF CORE REVENUE
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
Year-over-year compare
Q1'22Q1'21Percent
Inc/(Dec)
Revenue

$

1,250

$

1,180

6%

Adjustments:
Revenue from acquisitions or divestitures

(4

)

-

Currency impacts

12

-

Core Revenue

$

1,258

$

1,180

7%

Please refer last page for discussion on our non-GAAP financial measures.
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KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
SEGMENT RESULTS INFORMATION
(In millions, except where noted)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
Communications Solutions GroupYoY
Q1'22Q1'21% Chg
Revenue

$

878

$

852

3%

Gross margin, %

67.3

%

64.6

%

Income from operations

$

237

$

224

Operating margin, %

27

%

26

%

Electronic Industrial Solutions GroupYoY
Q1'22Q1'21% Chg
Revenue

$

372

$

328

13%

Gross margin, %

62.6

%

63.4

%

Income from operations

$

114

$

96

Operating margin, %

31

%

29

%

Segment revenue and income from operations are consistent with the respective non-GAAP financial measures as discussed on last page.
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KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
NON-GAAP NET INCOME AND DILUTED EPS RECONCILIATION
(In millions, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
Three months ended
January 31,

2022

2021

Net
Income
Diluted
EPS
Net
Income
Diluted
EPS
GAAP Net income

$

229

$

1.24

$

172

$

0.92

Non-GAAP adjustments:
Amortization of acquisition-related balances

26

0.14

58

0.31

Share-based compensation

51

0.27

43

0.23

Acquisition and integration costs

3

0.02

3

0.01

Restructuring and others

3

0.02

7

0.04

Adjustment for taxes(a)

(7

)

(0.04

)

(13

)

(0.08

)

Non-GAAP Net income

$

305

$

1.65

$

270

$

1.43

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted

184

188

(a) For the three months ended January 31, 2022 and 2021, management uses a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 12%.
Please refer last page for details on the use of non-GAAP financial measures.
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KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
FREE CASH FLOW
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
Three months ended
January 31,

2022

2021

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

224

$

295

Less: Investments in property, plant and equipment

(42

)

(28

)

Free cash flow

$

182

$

267

Please refer last page for details on the use of non-GAAP financial measures.
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures to analyze and assess the overall performance of the business, to make operating decisions and to forecast and plan for future periods. We believe that our investors benefit from seeing our results "through the eyes of management" in addition to seeing our GAAP results. This information enhances investors' understanding of the continuing performance of our business and facilitates comparison of performance to our historical and future periods.
Our non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies, including industry peer companies, limiting the usefulness of these measures for comparative purposes.
These non-GAAP measures should be considered supplemental to and not a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. The discussion below presents information about each of the non-GAAP financial measures and the company's reasons for including or excluding certain categories of income or expenses from our non-GAAP results. In future periods, we may exclude such items and may incur income and expenses similar to these excluded items. Accordingly, adjustments for these items and other similar items in our non-GAAP presentation should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent or unusual.
Non-GAAP Revenue generally relates to an acquisition and includes recognition of acquired deferred revenue that was written down to fair value in purchase accounting. Management believes that excluding fair value purchase accounting adjustments more closely correlates with the ordinary and ongoing course of the acquired company's operations and facilitates analysis of revenue growth and business trends. We may not have non-GAAP revenue in all periods.
Core Revenue is GAAP/non-GAAP revenue (as applicable) excluding the impact of foreign currency changes and revenue associated with material acquisitions or divestitures completed within the last twelve months. We exclude the impact of foreign currency changes as currency rates can fluctuate based on factors that are not within our control and can obscure revenue growth trends. As the nature, size and number of acquisitions can vary significantly from period to period and as compared to our peers, we exclude revenue associated with recently acquired businesses to facilitate comparisons of revenue growth and analysis of underlying business trends.
Free cash flow includes net cash provided by operating activities adjusted for investments in property, plant & equipment.
Non-GAAP Income from Operations, Non-GAAP Net Income and Non-GAAP Diluted EPS may include the following types of adjustments:
  • Acquisition-related Items: We exclude the impact of certain items recorded in connection with business combinations from our non-GAAP financial measures that are either non-cash or not normal, recurring operating expenses due to their nature, variability of amounts and lack of predictability as to occurrence or timing. These amounts may include non-cash items such as the amortization of acquired intangible assets and amortization of items associated with fair value purchase accounting adjustments, including recognition of acquired deferred revenue (see Non-GAAP Revenue above). We also exclude other acquisition and integration costs associated with business acquisitions that are not normal recurring operating expenses, including amortization of amounts paid to redeem acquires' unvested stock-based compensation awards, and legal, accounting and due diligence costs. We exclude these charges to facilitate a more meaningful evaluation of our current operating performance and comparisons to our past operating performance.
  • Share-based Compensation Expense: We exclude share-based compensation expense from our non-GAAP financial measures because share-based compensation expense can vary significantly from period to period based on the company's share price, as well as the timing, size and nature of equity awards granted. Management believes the exclusion of this expense facilitates the ability of investors to compare the company's operating results with those of other companies, many of which also exclude share-based compensation expense in determining their non-GAAP financial measures.
  • Gain on insurance settlement: We exclude certain other significant income or expense items that may occur occasionally and are not normal and recurring from our non-GAAP financial measures. This represents cost and recoveries related to the 2017 Northern California wildfires.
  • Restructuring and others: We exclude incremental expenses associated with restructuring initiatives, usually aimed at material changes in the business or cost structure. Such costs may include employee separation costs, asset impairments, facility-related costs, contract termination fees, and costs to move operations from one location to another. These activities can vary significantly from period to period based on the timing, size and nature of restructuring plans; therefore, we do not consider such costs to be normal, recurring operating expenses.

    We also exclude "others", not normal, recurring, cash operating income/expenses from our non-GAAP financial measures. Such items are evaluated on an individual basis, based on both quantitative and qualitative factors and generally represent items that we do not anticipate occurring as part of our normal business. While not all-inclusive, examples of such items would include net unrealized gains on equity investments still held, significant non-recurring events like realized gains or losses associated with our employee benefit plans, costs and recoveries related to unusual events, gain on sale of assets/divestitures, etc. We believe that these costs do not reflect expected future operating expenses and do not contribute to a meaningful evaluation of the company's current operating performance or comparisons to our operating performance in other periods.
  • Estimated Tax Rate: We utilize a consistent methodology for long-term projected non-GAAP tax rate. When projecting this long-term rate, we exclude any tax benefits or expenses that are not directly related to ongoing operations and which are either isolated or cannot be expected to occur again with any regularity or predictability. Additionally, we evaluate our current long-term projections, current tax structure and other factors, such as existing tax positions in various jurisdictions and key tax holidays in major jurisdictions where Keysight operates. This tax rate could change in the future for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to significant changes in geographic earnings mix including acquisition activity, or fundamental tax law changes in major jurisdictions where Keysight operates. The above reasons also limit our ability to reasonably estimate the future GAAP tax rate and provide a reconciliation of the expected non-GAAP earnings per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 to the GAAP equivalent.
Management recognizes these items can have a material impact on our cash flows and/or our net income. Our GAAP financial statements, including our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows, portray those effects. Although we believe it is useful for investors to see core performance free of special items, investors should understand that the excluded costs are actual expenses that may impact the cash available to us for other uses. To gain a complete picture of all effects on the company's profit and loss from any and all events, management does (and investors should) rely upon the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations prepared in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP measures focus instead upon the core business of the company, which is only a subset, albeit a critical one, of the company's performance.
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Contacts:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Denise Idone
+ 1 941-888-2388
denise.idone@keysight.com

INVESTOR CONTACT:
Jason Kary
+1 707-577-6916
jason.kary@keysight.com

Source: Keysight Technologies, Inc.

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