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Applied Materials Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Results

Record Full -Year Revenue and Earnings Per Share

  • Q4 net sales of $2.18 billion down 24 percent year over year and down 22 percent sequentially  

  • Q4 EPS of 34 cents including a one-time tax benefit; Q4 non-GAAP EPS of 21 cents  

  • FY2011 net sales of $10.52 billion up 10 percent year over year 

  • FY2011 EPS of $1.45 and non-GAAP EPS of $1.30 up 107 percent and 48  percent year over year, respectively  

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2011 -- Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), the world's leading supplier of manufacturing solutions for the semiconductor, display and solar industries, today reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Oct. 30, 2011.

In the fourth quarter, Applied generated orders of $1.60 billion, net sales of $2.18 billion and operating income of $361 million. Fourth-quarter net income was $456 million or 34 cents per share, including a tax benefit equivalent to 13 cents per share that was disclosed previously in a Form 8-K filed on Sept. 8, 2011. Non-GAAP operating income was $384 million, and non-GAAP net income was $271 million or 21 cents per share.

For fiscal year 2011, the company reported orders of $10.14 billion, record net sales of $10.52 billion, operating income of $2.40 billion, and net income of $1.93 billion or $1.45 per share. Non-GAAP operating income was $2.41 billion, and non-GAAP net income was $1.72 billion or $1.30 per share.

"Applied's record year was driven by strength in our silicon business and our highest-ever revenue in solar and services, as well as strategic programs that improved the efficiency of our operations," said Mike Splinter, chairman and chief executive officer. "While we expect the first half of fiscal 2012 to be impacted by the challenging economic environment, we anticipate that our overall business will strengthen during the second half of the year."

After the end of the quarter, Applied completed the acquisition of Varian Semiconductor Equipment. "The combination of Applied and Varian creates the industry leader in transistor technologies," Splinter added. "Together, we will partner with our customers to accelerate the development of new generations of chips enabling smaller, faster and more power-efficient mobile devices."

During the quarter, Applied generated operating cash flow of $698 million or 32 percent of net sales, including a $276 million tax refund. The company paid cash dividends of $106 million and used $175 million to repurchase 16 million shares of its common stock at an average price of $11.04 per share.

"In 2011, Applied invested $1.1 billion in research, development and engineering and generated $2.4 billion in operating cash flow, the most in company history," said George Davis, chief financial officer. "During the year, we increased our quarterly dividend payment by 14 percent and returned $865 million to our stockholders through dividends and stock buybacks."

Quarterly Financial Results Summary

GAAP Results Q4 FY2011 Q3 FY2011 Q4 FY2010
Net sales $2.18 billion    $2.79 billion    $2.89 billion
Operating income $361 million $687 million $699 million
Net income $456 million $476 million $468 million
Earnings per share (EPS) $0.34 $0.36 $0.35
Non-GAAP Results
Non-GAAP operating income $384 million $683 million $711 million
Non-GAAP net income $271 million $467 million $476 million
Non-GAAP EPS $0.21 $0.35 $0.36

Non-GAAP results for the above periods exclude the impact of the following, where applicable: certain discrete tax items, restructuring and asset impairment charges and any associated adjustment related to restructuring actions, certain acquisition-related costs, investment impairments, and gain or loss on sale of facilities. A reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided in the financial statements included in this release. See also "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.

Fourth Quarter Reportable Segment Results and Comparisons to the Prior Quarter

Silicon Systems Group (SSG) orders were $925 million, down 25 percent primarily due to weaker demand in flash and DRAM. Net sales were $1.07 billion, down 24 percent. Operating income decreased to $278 million or 26 percent of net sales, reflecting the decrease in net sales. New order composition was: foundry 46 percent, logic and other 32 percent, flash 15 percent, and DRAM 7 percent.

Applied Global Services (AGS) orders were $564 million, down 8 percent. Net sales were $629 million, up 4 percent and included $71 million in net sales for two thin film solar production lines. Operating income increased to $160 million or 26 percent of net sales, reflecting the increase in net sales.

Display orders were $20 million, down 91 percent, due to lower demand for TV and mobile device display equipment. Net sales were $171 million, down 23 percent, and operating income decreased to $31 million or 18 percent of net sales, driven by lower net sales and a higher proportion of lower-margin products.

Energy and Environmental Solutions (EES) orders were $86 million, down 73 percent, as customers continued to absorb recent capital additions. Net sales were $315 million, down 44 percent. Operating income decreased to $17 million or 5 percent of net sales, reflecting the net sales decline.

Full-Year Reportable Segment Results and Comparisons to the Prior Year

SSG orders decreased by 5 percent to $5.49 billion, net sales increased by 2 percent to $5.41 billion, and operating income decreased to $1.76 billion or 33 percent of net sales.

AGS orders increased by 7 percent to $2.33 billion, net sales increased by 29 percent to a record $2.41 billion, and operating income rose to $482 million or 20 percent of net sales.

Display orders decreased by 20 percent to $636 million, net sales decreased by 22 percent to $699 million, and operating income decreased to $147 million or 21 percent of net sales.

EES orders increased by 12 percent to $1.68 billion, net sales increased by 34 percent to a record $1.99 billion, and operating income increased to a record $453 million or 23 percent of net sales.

Additional Quarterly Financial Information

  • Backlog decreased by $851 million to $2.39 billion and included $271 million in negative adjustments. 

  • Gross margin was 39.0 percent, down from 42.5 percent in the third quarter, driven primarily by the overall decline in net sales. 

  • The effective tax rate was a benefit of 32.7 percent including the tax benefit described above. The non-GAAP effective tax rate was a provision of 26.6 percent. 

  • Cash, cash equivalents and investments increased to $7.17 billion. After the end of the quarter, Applied completed the acquisition of Varian Semiconductor Equipment for approximately $4.2 billion net of cash acquired. Applied funded the acquisition and certain associated costs through a combination of existing cash balances and the net proceeds of senior unsecured notes in the aggregate principal amount of $1.75 billion issued on June 8, 2011.   

Business Outlook
For the first quarter of fiscal 2012, and including the impact of the recent acquisition of Varian Semiconductor Equipment, Applied expects net sales to be down 5 percent to 15 percent sequentially. The company expects non-GAAP EPS to be in the range of $0.08 to $0.16. The non-GAAP EPS outlook excludes known charges related to completed acquisitions of approximately $0.10 per share but does not exclude other non-GAAP adjustments that may arise subsequent to this release.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Management uses non-GAAP results to evaluate the company's operating and financial performance in light of business objectives and for planning purposes. These measures are not in accordance with GAAP and may differ from non-GAAP methods of accounting and reporting used by other companies. Applied believes these measures enhance investors' ability to review the company's business from the same perspective as the company's management and facilitate comparisons of this period's results with prior periods. The presentation of this additional information should not be considered a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Webcast Information
Applied Materials will discuss these results during an earnings call that begins at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time today. A live webcast will be available at www.appliedmaterials.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Applied's performance, operational efficiencies, economic outlook, business expectation for fiscal 2012, expected benefits of the Varian acquisition, and business outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Forward-looking statements may contain words such as "expect," "believe," "may," "can," "should," "will," "anticipate" or similar expressions, and include the assumptions that underlie such statements. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including but not limited to: the level of demand for Applied's products, which is subject to many factors, including uncertain global economic and industry conditions, business and consumer spending, demand for electronic products and semiconductors, government renewable energy policies and incentives, and customers' utilization rates and new technology and capacity requirements; variability of operating expenses and results among the company's segments caused by differing conditions in the served markets; Applied's ability to (i) develop, deliver and support a broad range of products, expand its markets and develop new markets, (ii) timely  align its cost structure with business conditions, (iii) plan and manage its resources and production capability, including its supply chain, (iv) implement initiatives that enhance global operations and efficiencies, (v) integrate Varian's Semiconductor Equipment's operations, product lines, technology and employees and realize synergies, (vi) obtain and protect intellectual property rights in key technologies, (vii) attract, motivate and retain key employees, and (viii) accurately forecast future operating and financial results, which depends on multiple assumptions related to, without limitation, market conditions, customer requirements and business needs; and other risks described in Applied Materials' SEC filings. All forward-looking statements are based on management's estimates, projections and assumptions as of the date hereof. The company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

About Applied Materials
Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in providing innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world. At Applied Materials, we turn today's innovations into the industries of tomorrow. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
(In millions, except per share amounts) October 30,
2011
October 31,
2010
October 30,
2011
October 31,
2010
Net sales $ 2,182    $ 2,886    $ 10,517    $ 9,549
Cost of products sold 1,330 1,669 6,157 5,834
Gross margin 852 1,217 4,360 3,715
Operating expenses:
  Research, development and engineering

269

278

1,118

1,143
   Selling, general and administrative 222 242 901 942
   Restructuring charges and asset impairments - (2) (30) 246
   Gain on sale of facilities, net - - (27) -
Total operating expenses 491 518 1,962 2,331
Income from operations 361 699 2,398 1,384
Impairment of strategic investments 3 - 3 13
Interest and other expense 24 6 59 21
Interest and other income, net 10 10 42 37
Income before income taxes 344 703 2,378 1,387
Provision (benefit) for income taxes (112) 235 452 449
Net income $ 456    $ 468    $ 1,926    $ 938
Earnings per share:
  Basic
$ 0.35    $ 0.35    $ 1.46    $ 0.70
   Diluted $ 0.34    $ 0.35    $ 1.45    $ 0.70
Weighted average number of shares:
  Basic
1,312 1,333 1,319 1,340
   Diluted 1,321 1,340 1,330 1,349

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS


(In millions)
October 30,
2011
   October 31,
2010
ASSETS
Current assets:
   Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,960 $ 1,858
   Short-term investments 283 727
   Accounts receivable, net 1,532 1,831
   Inventories 1,701 1,547
   Deferred income taxes, net 580 513
   Other current assets 299 289
Total current assets 10,355 6,765
Long-term investments 931 1,307
Property, plant and equipment, net 866 963
Goodwill 1,335 1,336
Purchased technology and other intangible assets, net 211 287
Deferred income taxes and other assets 163 285
Total assets $ 13,861 $ 10,943
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
   Current portion of long-term debt $ - $ 1
   Accounts payable and accrued expenses 1,520 1,766
   Customer deposits and deferred revenue 1,116 847
   Income taxes payable 158 274
Total current liabilities 2,794 2,888
Long-term debt 1,947 204
Employee benefits and other liabilities 320 315
Total liabilities 5,061 3,407
Total stockholders' equity 8,800 7,536
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 13,861 $ 10,943

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Twelve Months Ended

(In millions)
October 30,
2011
October 31,
2010
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 1,926 $ 938
Adjustments required to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 246 305
Net loss (gain) on dispositions and fixed asset retirements (13) 20
Provision for bad debts 5 17
Restructuring charges and asset impairments (30) 246
Deferred income taxes 122 (186)
Net recognized loss on investments 19 33
Debt issuance costs amortization 1 -
Share-based compensation 146 126
Net change in operating assets and liabilities, net of amounts acquired 4 224
Cash provided by operating activities 2,426 1,723
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures (209) (169)
Proceeds from sale of facilities and dispositions 130 -
Cash paid for acquisition, net of cash acquired - (323)
Proceeds from sales and maturities of investments 1,926 1,408
Purchases of investments (1,137) (1,778)
Cash provided by (used in) investing activities 710 (862)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Debt borrowings (repayments), net 1,744 (6)
Payments of debt issuance costs (14) -
Proceeds from common stock issuances 95 129
Common stock repurchases (468) (350)
Payment of dividends to stockholders (397) (349)
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities 960 (576)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 6 (3)
Increase  in cash and cash equivalents 4,102 282
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period 1,858 1,576
Cash and cash equivalents - end of period $ 5,960 $ 1,858
Supplemental cash flow information:
Cash payments for income taxes $ 472 $ 187
Cash payments for interest $ 14 $ 14

Reportable Segment Results

Q4 FY2011 Q3 FY2011 Q4 FY2010
(In millions) New
Orders
Net
Sales
Operating
Income
(Loss)
New
Orders
Net
Sales
Operating
Income
(Loss)
New
Orders
Net
Sales
Operating
Income
(Loss)
SSG $925 $1,067 $278 $1,239 $1,398 $452 $1,673 $1,483 $564
AGS $564 $629 $160 $613 $603 $146 $632 $516 $100
Display $20 $171 $31 $220 $223 $58 $175 $281 $89
EES $86 $315 $17 $318 $563 $123 $546 $606 $86
Corporate - - $(125) - - $(92) - - $(140)
Consolidated $1,595   $2,182 $361 $2,390   $2,787 $687 $3,026   $2,886 $699

FY2011 FY2010
(In millions) New
Orders
Net
Sales
Operating
Income
(Loss)
New
Orders
Net
Sales
Operating
Income
(Loss)
SSG $5,489 $5,415 $1,764 $5,759 $5,304 $1,892
AGS $2,333 $2,413 $482 $2,183 $1,865 $337
Display $636 $699 $147 $799 $899 $267
EES $1,684 $1,990 $453 $1,508 $1,481 $(466)
Corporate - - $(448) - - $(646)
Consolidated $10,142   $10,517 $2,398 $10,249   $9,549 $1,384

Corporate Unallocated Expenses

(In millions) Q4 FY2011 Q3 FY2011 Q4 FY2010 FY2011 FY2010
Restructuring charges
and asset impairments,
net
$- $- $- $(21) $93
Share-based
compensation
$36 $38 $31 $146 $126
Gain on sale of facilities $- $(28) $- $(27) $-
Other unallocated
expenses
$89 $82 $109 $350 $427
Corporate $125 $92 $140 $448 $646

Additional Information

Q4 FY2011 Q3 FY2011 Q4 FY2010
New Orders and Net Sales by Geography
(In $ millions) New
Orders
Net
 Sales
New
 Orders
Net
 Sales
New
 Orders
Net
 Sales
North America 324 434 356 451 450 380
% of Total 20 20 15 16 15 13
Europe 176 271 254 259 327 223
% of Total 11 12 11 9 11 8
Japan 173 255 372 284 173 158
% of Total 11 12 15 10 6 5
Korea 330 363 362 432 237 407
% of Total 21 17 15 16 8 14
Taiwan 283 353 425 454 713 829
% of Total 18 16 18 16 23 29
Southeast Asia 98 98 87 156 152 175
% of Total 6 4 4 6 5 6
China 211 408 534 751 974 714
% of Total 13 19 22 27 32 25
Employees (In thousands)
Regular Full Time 12.9 12.7 13.0

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP RESULTS

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended

(In millions, except per share amounts)
October 30,
2011
July 31,
2011
October 31,
2010
October 30,
2011
October 31,
2010
Non-GAAP Operating Income
Reported operating income (GAAP basis) $ 361 $ 687 $ 699 $ 2,398 $ 1,384
Certain items associated with acquisitions[1] 13 12 14 51 91
Varian and Semitool deal cost 10 9 - 19 10
Restructuring charges and asset impairments[2],[3],[4],[5] - 3 (2) (30) 246
Gain on sale of facilities, net - (28) - (27) -
Non-GAAP operating income $ 384 $ 683 $ 711 $ 2,411 $ 1,731
Non-GAAP Net Income
Reported net income (GAAP basis) $ 456 $ 476 $ 468 $ 1,926 $ 938
Certain items associated with acquisitions[1] 13 12 14 51 91
Varian and Semitool deal cost 10 9 - 19 10
Restructuring charges and asset impairments[2],[3],[4],[5] - 3 (2) (30) 246
Impairment of strategic investments 3 - - 3 13
Gain on sale of facilities, net - (28) - (27) -
Reinstatement of federal R&D tax credit - - - (13) -
Resolution of audits of prior years' income tax filings (203) - - (203) -
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments (8) (5) (4) (3) (117)
Non-GAAP net income $ 271 $ 467 $ 476 $ 1,723 $ 1,181
Non-GAAP Earnings Per Diluted Share
Reported earnings per diluted share
    (GAAP basis)
$ 0.34 $ 0.36 $ 0.35 $ 1.45 $ 0.70
Certain items associated with acquisitions 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.05
Varian and Semitool deal cost 0.01 - - 0.01 0.01
Restructuring charges and asset impairments - - - (0.01) 0.12
Impairment of strategic investments - - - - -
Gain on sale of facilities, net - (0.02) - (0.02) -
Reinstatement of federal R&D tax credit and
resolution of audits of prior years' income tax filings
(0.15) - - (0.16) -
Non-GAAP earnings  per diluted share $ 0.21 $ 0.35 $ 0.36 $ 1.30 $ 0.88
Weighted average number of diluted shares 1,321 1,330 1,340 1,330 1,349

[1] These items are incremental charges attributable to acquisitions consisting of inventory fair value adjustments on products sold and amortization of purchased intangible assets.
[2] Results for the three months ended July 31, 2011 included asset impairment charges of $3 million related to certain fixed assets.
[3] Results for the three months ended October 31, 2010 included a $2 million reinstatement of certain fixed assets that were previously impaired in connection with a restructuring program announced on July 21, 2010.
[4] Results for the twelve months ended October 30, 2011 included asset impairment charges of $30 million primarily related to certain intangible assets, offset by favorable adjustments of $36 million related to a restructuring program announced on July 21, 2010, $19 million related to a restructuring program announced on November 11, 2009, and $5 million related to a restructuring program announced on November 12, 2008.
[5] Results for the twelve months ended October 31, 2010 included asset impairment charges of $108 million and restructuring charges of $45 million related to a restructuring program announced on July 21, 2010, restructuring charges of $84 million associated with a restructuring program announced on November 11, 2009, and asset impairment charges of $9 million related to a facility held

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