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Mercury Systems Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

Third Quarter Highlights Include: 
Record revenue increases 50% over prior year with 31% organic increase 
Revenue, net income, adjusted EBITDA, EPS and adjusted EPS exceed guidance 

Strong operating cash flow of $26 million and free cash flow of $19 million 
Record bookings increased 26% over prior year with individual booking record of $41 million

ANDOVER, Mass., April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), reported operating results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019, ended March 31, 2019.

Management Comments
“The business continued to excel in the third quarter of fiscal year 2019,” said Mark Aslett, Mercury’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We delivered a very strong financial performance with record revenues, bookings and backlog as well as strong operating and free cash flow. We executed extremely well against our strategy growing organic revenue by 31%. We closed the acquisition of GECO Avionics early in the quarter, and most recently completed the acquisitions of two great businesses - Syntonic Microwave and The Athena Group - which further expand our capabilities in electronic warfare as well as embedded security. We also made solid progress integrating prior acquisitions while continuing to invest in the business for future growth.  Based on our solid year-to-date performance, record backlog and the continued momentum we see in the business, we are raising our guidance for the full fiscal year.”

Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results
Total Company third quarter fiscal 2019 revenues were $174.6 million, compared to $116.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2018. The third quarter fiscal 2019 results included an aggregate of approximately $34.8 million of revenue attributable to the Themis Computer, Germane Systems and GECO Avionics acquired businesses.

Total Company GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 was $14.1 million, or $0.29 per share, compared to $3.7 million, or $0.08 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2018.  Adjusted earnings per share (“adjusted EPS”) was $0.50 per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to $0.30 per share in the third quarter of fiscal 2018.

Third quarter fiscal 2019 adjusted EBITDA for the total Company was $38.8 million, compared to $25.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2018.

Cash flows from operating activities in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 were a net inflow of $26.2 million, compared to a net inflow of $0.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2018. Free cash flow, defined as cash flows from operating activities less capital expenditures, was a net inflow of $19.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to a net outflow of $(2.6) million in the third quarter of fiscal 2018.

All per share information is presented on a fully diluted basis.

Bookings and Backlog
Total bookings for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 were $189.7 million, yielding a book-to-bill ratio of 1.09 for the quarter.

Mercury’s total backlog at March 31, 2019 was $558.2 million, a $128.9 million increase from a year ago. Of the March 31, 2019 total backlog, $367.3 million represents orders expected to be shipped within the next 12 months.

Business Outlook
This section presents our current expectations and estimates, given current visibility, on our business outlook for the current fiscal quarter and fiscal year 2019. It is possible that actual performance will differ materially from the estimates given, either on the upside or on the downside. Investors should consider all of the risks with respect to these estimates, including those listed in the Safe Harbor Statement below and in the Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Earnings Presentation and in our periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and make themselves aware of how these risks may impact our actual performance.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, inclusive of the acquisitions of Syntonic Microwave and The Athena Group, revenues are forecasted to be in the range of $164.2 million to $173.2 million. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter is expected to be approximately $11.3 million to $13.4 million, or $0.23 to $0.28 per share, assuming no incremental restructuring, acquisition, other non-operating adjustments or non-recurring financing related expenses in the period, an effective tax rate of approximately 27%, excluding discrete items, and approximately 48.1 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding. Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 is expected to be in the range of $34.1 million to $37.1 million. Adjusted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.42 to $0.47 per share.

For the full fiscal year 2019, we currently expect revenue of $642.0 million to $651.0 million, and GAAP net income of $45.2 million to $47.4 million, or $0.95 to $0.99 per share, assuming no incremental restructuring, acquisition, other non-operating adjustments or non-recurring financing related expenses in the period, an effective tax rate of approximately 28%, excluding discrete items, and approximately 47.9 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding. Adjusted EBITDA for the full fiscal year is expected to be approximately $141.5 million to $144.5 million, and adjusted EPS for the full fiscal year is expected to be approximately $1.79 to $1.83 per share.

Recent Highlights
March - Mercury announced it received a $41.4 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for miniaturized and highly ruggedized custom microwave transceivers for an advanced weapons application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several years. The transceivers will be manufactured in the Company’s world-class U.S. Advanced Microelectronic Centers using state-of-the-art, fully automated assembly and test systems optimized for scalability and repeatability.

March - Mercury announced it received a $2.2 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance subsystems incorporating GPS Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Modules (SAASM) for an advanced weapons application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

March - Mercury and TTTech (www.tttech.com) announced that they are teaming to supply next-generation mission-critical flight computers to a leading international aerospace and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer. The flight computers require a Design Assurance Level of A (DAL-A), the highest level of flight-safety certification for platform missions within civilian airspace.

March - Mercury announced it received a $25.0 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for integrated radio frequency (RF), mixed-signal and FPGA processing subsystems for an advanced electronic support application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

March - Mercury announced it received a $3.0 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for rugged servers to be used in an Army communications application. The order was booked in the Company's fiscal 2019 third quarter.

March - Mercury announced it received a $2.3 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for advanced GPS SAASM devices for a weapons application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

March - Mercury announced it received a $2.8 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for modular rackmount servers to be used in a naval weapon system. The order was booked in the Company's fiscal 2019 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

March - Mercury announced the defense industry’s first trusted custom microelectronics capability targeting SWaP-constrained intelligent sensors for military applications using the resources of the Company’s Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)-accredited facility in Phoenix, AZ for design, assembly and test services.

February - Mercury announced that it received an additional $5.5 million in follow-on orders against its previously announced $152 million 5 year sole-source basic ordering agreement (BOA) to deliver advanced Digital RF Memory (DRFM) jammers to the U.S. Navy. The orders were received in the second and third quarters of the Company's fiscal 2019 year are expected to be delivered over the next several quarters.

February - Mercury announced it received a $3.1 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for rugged system-in-package (SiP) devices embedding a processor and memory devices in a single, SWaP-optimized package. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

February - Mercury announced it received follow-on orders of $3.3 million from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance secure processing microelectronics integrated into an advanced weapons application. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 second quarter and are expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

February - Mercury announced it received a $3.5 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for rugged servers to be used in a naval subsurface application. The order was booked in the Company's fiscal 2019 third quarter.

February - Mercury announced it received a $6.5 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for switch routing subsystems to be used in a large sensor fusion application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

January - Mercury announced it received a $2.1 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for low-latency, multi-role DRFM modules used in an advanced electronic warfare (EW) training program for an Air Force platform. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

January - Mercury announced it received a $6.0 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for precision-engineered radio frequency (RF) microelectronics for an advanced airborne electronic warfare application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

January - Mercury announced the first prototype shipments of the Company’s 3U TRRUST-Stor™ VPX RT space-qualified secure solid-state drives (SSD) to two leading suppliers of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites. Designed to operate reliably in high radiation environments, this device is the first commercial SSD leveraging VITA 78 SpaceVPX™ standards to reduce customer cost and mitigate program risk.

January - Mercury announced it received a $7.0 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for rugged servers to be used in an on-the-move tactical communications application. The order was booked in the Company's fiscal 2019 second quarter.

January - Mercury announced it received a $9.8 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for advanced subsystems with integrated RF and digital microelectronics for a naval EW application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

January - Mercury announced the first production shipments of its rugged SpectrumSeries™ RFM3101 RF transceiver to a leading supplier of integrated EW systems. Mercury’s OpenVPX™ RF transceiver features ultra-wideband frequency conversion with excellent phase noise, high dynamic range and a low spurious output in a compact 3U form factor optimized for future upgradability.

January - Mercury announced it received $6.4 million in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for advanced RF subsystems that are integrated into an airborne EW system. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 second quarter and are expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

January - Mercury announced it secured a design win for advanced, safety certifiable flight controllers from an international aerospace company with an anticipated lifetime value of $40 million over the ten-year period of the contract. An initial $9.0 million contract received in the Company’s fiscal 2019 second quarter also includes funding for ground support processing segments, and work will be performed through fiscal 2020.

Conference Call Information

Mercury will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss the third quarter fiscal 2019 results and review its financial and business outlook going forward.

To join the conference call, dial (877) 303-6977 in the USA and Canada, or (760) 298-5079 in all other countries. Please call five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time. The live audio webcast as well as the Company's earnings presentation that will be discussed on the call can be accessed from the 'Events and Presentations' page of Mercury's website at www.mrcy.com/investor.

A replay of the webcast will be available two hours after the call and archived on the same web page for six months.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, the Company provides adjusted EBITDA, adjusted income, adjusted earnings per share (“adjusted EPS”), free cash flow, organic revenue and acquired revenue, which are non-GAAP financial measures. Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted income, and adjusted EPS exclude certain non-cash and other specified charges. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to help investors understand its past financial performance and prospects for the future. However, these non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information provided in accordance with GAAP. Management believes these non-GAAP measures assist in providing a more complete understanding of the Company’s underlying operational results and trends, and management uses these measures along with the corresponding GAAP financial measures to manage the Company’s business, to evaluate its performance compared to prior periods and the marketplace, and to establish operational goals. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial results discussed in this press release is contained in the attached exhibits.

Mercury Systems® - Innovation That Matters®

Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) is a leading commercial provider of secure sensor and safety-critical processing subsystems. Optimized for customer and mission success, Mercury’s solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., Mercury is pioneering a next-generation defense electronics business model specifically designed to meet the industry’s current and emerging technology needs. To learn more, visit www.mrcy.com and follow us on Twitter.

Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those relating to the acquisitions described herein and to fiscal 2019 business performance and beyond and the Company’s plans for growth and improvement in profitability and cash flow. You can identify these statements by the use of the words “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “plans,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “continue,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” “likely,” “forecast,” “probable,” “potential,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continued funding of defense programs, the timing and amounts of such funding, general economic and business conditions, including unforeseen weakness in the Company’s markets, effects of any U.S. Federal government shutdown or extended continuing resolution, effects of continued geopolitical unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing engineering and manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations, changes in, or in the U.S. Government’s interpretation of, federal export control or procurement rules and regulations, market acceptance of the Company's products, shortages in components, production delays or unanticipated expenses due to performance quality issues with outsourced components, inability to fully realize the expected benefits from acquisitions and restructurings, or delays in realizing such benefits, challenges in integrating acquired businesses and achieving anticipated synergies, increases in interest rates, changes to cyber-security regulations and requirements, changes in tax rates or tax regulations, changes to interest rate swaps or other cash flow hedging arrangements, changes to generally accepted accounting principles, difficulties in retaining key employees and customers, unanticipated costs under fixed-price service and system integration engagements, and various other factors beyond our control. These risks and uncertainties also include such additional risk factors as are discussed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.

Contact:
Michael D. Ruppert, CFO
Mercury Systems, Inc.
978-967-1990

Mercury Systems and Innovation that Matters are registered trademarks, and Ensemble Series, EnterpriseSeries, BuiltSAFE and BuiltSECURE are trademarks of Mercury Systems, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

 

MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
    March 31,   June 30,
    2019   2018
         
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 112,515     $ 66,521  
Accounts receivable, net   114,806     104,040  
Unbilled receivables and costs in excess of billings   55,941     39,774  
Inventory   131,655     108,585  
Prepaid income taxes       3,761  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   10,253     9,062  
Total current assets   425,170     331,743  
         
Property and equipment, net   55,857     50,980  
Goodwill   543,515     497,442  
Intangible assets, net   180,828     177,904  
Other non-current assets   7,011     6,411  
Total assets   $ 1,212,381     $ 1,064,480  
         
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable   $ 35,220     $ 21,323  
Accrued expenses   20,342     16,386  
Accrued compensation   27,500     21,375  
Deferred revenues and customer advances   10,728     12,596  
Total current liabilities   93,790     71,680  
         
Deferred income taxes   11,811     13,635  
Income taxes payable   2,880     998  
Long-term debt   276,500     195,000  
Other non-current liabilities   15,018     11,276  
Total liabilities   399,999     292,589  
         
Shareholders’ equity:        
Common stock   473     469  
Additional paid-in capital   599,238     590,163  
Retained earnings   213,939     179,968  
Accumulated other comprehensive income   (1,268 )   1,291  
Total shareholders’ equity   812,382     771,891  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 1,212,381     $ 1,064,480  
                 

 

MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.                
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS        
(In thousands, except per share data)                
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    March 31,   March 31,
    2019   2018   2019   2018
Net revenues   $ 174,636     $ 116,336     $ 477,781     $ 340,317  
Cost of revenues(1)   100,789     63,570     271,464     182,717  
Gross margin   73,847     52,766     206,317     157,600  
                 
Operating expenses:                
Selling, general and administrative(1)   27,411     21,138     79,971     62,928  
Research and development(1)   17,439     15,021     48,579     43,950  
Amortization of intangible assets   6,786     7,104     20,906     18,568  
Restructuring and other charges   46     1,384     573     1,792  
Acquisition costs and other related expenses   103     1,281     555     2,265  
Total operating expenses   51,785     45,928     150,584     129,503  
                 
Income from operations   22,062     6,838     55,733     28,097  
                 
Interest income   205         342     14  
Interest expense   (2,473 )   (999 )   (6,928 )   (1,101 )
Other (expense) income, net   (328 )   66     (2,207 )   (1,065 )
                 
Income before income taxes   19,466     5,905     46,940     25,945  
Tax provision (benefit)   5,357     2,209     12,969     (4,837 )
Net income   $ 14,109     $ 3,696     $ 33,971     $ 30,782  
                 
Basic net earnings per share:   $ 0.30     $ 0.08     $ 0.72     $ 0.66  
                 
Diluted net earnings per share:   $ 0.29     $ 0.08     $ 0.71     $ 0.65  
                 
Weighted-average shares outstanding:                
Basic   47,258     46,844     47,164     46,685  
Diluted   47,958     47,532     47,783     47,473  
                 
(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense, allocated as follows:    
Cost of revenues   $ 188     $ 169     $ 599     $ 364  
Selling, general and administrative   $ 4,039     $ 2,929     $ 12,465     $ 11,175  
Research and development   $ 646     $ 499     $ 1,772     $ 1,506  

 

MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    March 31,   March 31,
    2019   2018   2019   2018
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net income   $ 14,109     $ 3,696     $ 33,971     $ 30,782  
Depreciation and amortization   11,576     11,381     34,830     30,320  
Other non-cash items, net   6,333     3,344     16,497     8,806  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities   (5,800 )   (17,548 )   (13,750 )   (52,228 )
                 
Net cash provided by operating activities   26,218     873     71,548     17,680  
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired   (36,500 )   (179,598 )   (81,529 )   (185,396 )
Purchases of property and equipment   (7,060 )   (3,475 )   (17,862 )   (11,067 )
Other investing activities               (375 )
                 
Net cash used in investing activities   (43,560 )   (183,073 )   (99,391 )   (196,838 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Proceeds from employee stock plans           1,677     2,049  
Payments under credit facilities               (15,000 )
Borrowings under credit facilities   36,500     195,000     81,500     210,000  
Payments of deferred financing and offering costs           (1,851 )    
Payments for retirement of common stock   (502 )   (209 )   (7,434 )   (15,118 )
                 
Net cash provided by financing activities   35,998     194,791     73,892     181,931  
                 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (44 )   (409 )   (55 )   (193 )
                 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   18,612     12,182     45,994     2,580  
                 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   93,903     32,035     66,521     41,637  
                 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 112,515     $ 44,217     $ 112,515     $ 44,217  
                                 

 

UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
(In thousands)            

Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure for reporting financial performance, excludes the impact of certain items and, therefore, has not been calculated in accordance with GAAP. Management believes that exclusion of these items assists in providing a more complete understanding of the Company’s underlying results and trends, and management uses these measures along with the corresponding GAAP financial measures to manage the Company’s business, to evaluate its performance compared to prior periods and the marketplace, and to establish operational goals. The adjustments to calculate this non-GAAP financial measure, and the basis for such adjustments, are outlined below:

Other non-operating adjustments.  The Company records other non-operating adjustments such as gains or losses on foreign currency remeasurement and fixed asset sales or disposals among other adjustments. These adjustments may vary from period to period without any direct correlation to underlying operating performance.

Interest income and expense.  The Company receives interest income on investments and incurs interest expense on loans, capital leases and other financing arrangements. These amounts may vary from period to period due to changes in cash and debt balances and interest rates driven by general market conditions or other circumstances outside of the normal course of Mercury’s operations.

Income taxes.  The Company’s GAAP tax expense can fluctuate materially from period to period due to tax adjustments that are not directly related to underlying operating performance or to the current period of operations.

Depreciation.  The Company incurs depreciation expense related to capital assets purchased to support the ongoing operations of the business.  These assets are recorded at cost or fair value and are depreciated using the straight-line method over the useful life of the asset. Purchases of such assets may vary significantly from period to period and without any direct correlation to underlying operating performance.

Amortization of intangible assets.  The Company incurs amortization of intangibles related to various acquisitions it has made and license agreements. These intangible assets are valued at the time of acquisition, are amortized over a period of several years after acquisition and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management after acquisition.

Restructuring and other charges.  The Company incurs restructuring and other charges in connection with management’s decisions to undertake certain actions to realign operating expenses through workforce reductions and the closure of certain Company facilities, businesses and product lines. The Company’s adjustments reflected in restructuring and other charges are typically related to acquisitions and organizational redesign programs initiated as part of discrete post-acquisition integration activities. Management believes these items are non-routine and may not be indicative of ongoing operating results.

Impairment of long-lived assets.  The Company incurs impairment charges of long-lived assets based on events that may or may not be within the control of management. Management believes these items are outside the normal operations of the Company's business and are not indicative of ongoing operating results.

Acquisition and financing costs.  The Company incurs transaction costs related to acquisition and potential acquisition opportunities, such as legal, accounting, and other third party advisory fees.  Although we may incur such third-party costs and other related charges and adjustments, it is not indicative that any transaction will be consummated. Additionally, the Company incurs unused revolver and bank fees associated with maintaining its credit facility. The Company also incurs non-cash financing expenses associated with obtaining its credit facility. Management believes these items are outside the normal operations of the Company’s business and are not indicative of ongoing operating results.

Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting.  As a result of applying purchase accounting rules to acquired assets and liabilities, certain fair value adjustments are recorded in the opening balance sheet of acquired companies. These adjustments are then reflected in the Company’s income statements in periods subsequent to the acquisition. In addition, the impact of any changes to originally recorded contingent consideration amounts are reflected in the income statements in the period of the change. Management believes these items are outside the normal operations of the Company and are not indicative of ongoing operating results.

Litigation and settlement income and expense. The Company periodically receives income and incurs expenses related to pending claims and litigation and associated legal fees and potential case settlements and/or judgments.  Although we may incur such costs and other related charges and adjustments, it is not indicative of any particular outcome until the matter is fully resolved. Management believes these items are outside the normal operations of the Company’s business and are not indicative of ongoing operating results. The Company periodically receives warranty claims from customers and makes warranty claims towards its vendors and supply chain. Management believes the expenses and gains associated with these recurring warranty items are within the normal operations and operating cycle of the Company's business. Therefore, management deems no adjustments are necessary unless under extraordinary circumstances.

Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense.  The Company incurs expense related to stock-based compensation included in its GAAP presentation of cost of revenues, selling, general and administrative expense and research and development expense. The Company also incurs non-cash based compensation in the form of pension related expenses. Although stock-based and other non-cash compensation is an expense of the Company and viewed as a form of compensation, these expenses vary in amount from period to period, and are affected by market forces that are difficult to predict and are not within the control of management, such as the market price and volatility of the Company’s shares, risk-free interest rates and the expected term and forfeiture rates of the awards, as well as pension actuarial assumptions. Management believes that exclusion of these expenses allows comparisons of operating results to those of other companies, both public, private or foreign, that disclose non-GAAP financial measures that exclude stock-based compensation and other non-cash compensation.

Mercury uses adjusted EBITDA as an important indicator of the operating performance of its business.  Management excludes the above-described items from its internal forecasts and models when establishing internal operating budgets, supplementing the financial results and forecasts reported to the Company’s board of directors, determining the portion of bonus compensation for executive officers and other key employees based on operating performance, evaluating short-term and long-term operating trends in the Company’s operations, and allocating resources to various initiatives and operational requirements. The Company believes that adjusted EBITDA permits a comparative assessment of its operating performance, relative to its performance based on its GAAP results, while isolating the effects of charges that may vary from period to period without any correlation to underlying operating performance. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial adjustments are useful to investors because they allow investors to evaluate the effectiveness of the methodology and information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. The Company believes that trends in its adjusted EBITDA are valuable indicators of its operating performance.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information provided in accordance with GAAP. This non-GAAP financial measure may not be computed in the same manner as similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the adjusted EBITDA financial adjustments described above, and investors should not infer from the Company’s presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure that these costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.

The following table reconciles the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to the non-GAAP financial measure.

    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended  
    March 31,   March 31,  
    2019   2018   2019   2018  
Net income   $ 14,109     $ 3,696     $ 33,971     $ 30,782    
Other non-operating adjustments, net(1)   (502 )   (694 )   (155 )   (798 )  
Interest expense (income), net   2,268     999     6,586     1,087    
Income taxes   5,357     2,209     12,969     (4,837 )  
Depreciation   4,790     4,277     13,924     11,752    
Amortization of intangible assets   6,786     7,104     20,906     18,568    
Restructuring and other charges   46     1,384     573     1,792    
Impairment of long-lived assets                  
Acquisition and financing costs   787     1,909     2,592     4,129    
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting   93     539     713     1,132    
Litigation and settlement expense (income), net   146         325        
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense   4,914     3,669     14,995     13,306    
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 38,794     $ 25,092     $ 107,399     $ 76,913    
                   
(1) As of July 1, 2018, the Company has revised its definition of adjusted EBITDA to incorporate other non-operating adjustments, net, which includes gains or losses on foreign currency remeasurement and fixed assets sales and disposals among other adjustments. Adjusted EBITDA for prior periods has been recast for comparative purposes.  

Free cash flow, a non-GAAP measure for reporting cash flow, is defined as cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures and, therefore, has not been calculated in accordance with GAAP. Management believes free cash flow provides investors with an important perspective on cash available for investment and acquisitions after making capital investments required to support ongoing business operations and long-term value creation. The Company believes that trends in its free cash flow are valuable indicators of its operating performance and liquidity.

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information provided in accordance with GAAP. This non-GAAP financial measure may not be computed in the same manner as similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company expects to continue to incur expenditures similar to the free cash flow financial adjustment described above, and investors should not infer from the Company’s presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure that these expenditures reflect all of the Company's obligations which require cash.

The following table reconciles the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to the non-GAAP financial measure.

    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    March 31,   March 31,
    2019   2018   2019   2018
Cash flows from operations   $ 26,218     $ 873     $ 71,548     $ 17,680  
Capital expenditures   (7,060 )   (3,475 )   (17,862 )   (11,067 )
Free cash flow   $ 19,158     $ (2,602 )   $ 53,686     $ 6,613  
                                 

 

UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share data)            

Adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share (“adjusted EPS”) are non-GAAP measures for reporting financial performance, exclude the impact of certain items and, therefore, have not been calculated in accordance with GAAP. Management believes that exclusion of these items assists in providing a more complete understanding of the Company’s underlying results and trends and allows for comparability with our peer company index and industry. These non-GAAP financial measures may not be computed in the same manner as similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company uses these measures along with the corresponding GAAP financial measures to manage the Company’s business and to evaluate its performance compared to prior periods and the marketplace. The Company defines adjusted income as income before amortization of intangible assets, restructuring and other charges, impairment of long-lived assets, acquisition and financing costs, fair value adjustments from purchase accounting, litigation and settlement income and expense, and stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense. The impact to income taxes includes the impact to the effective tax rate, current tax provision and deferred tax provision(1). Adjusted EPS expresses adjusted income on a per share basis using weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

The following tables reconcile the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures.

    Three Months Ended  
    March 31,  
    2019   2018  
Net income and earnings per share   $ 14,109     $ 0.29     $ 3,696     $ 0.08    
Amortization of intangible assets   6,786         7,104        
Restructuring and other charges   46         1,384        
Impairment of long-lived assets                  
Acquisition and financing costs   787         1,909        
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting   93         539        
Litigation and settlement expense (income), net   146                
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense   4,914         3,669        
Impact to income taxes(1)   (2,850 )       (4,082 )      
Adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share   $ 24,031     $ 0.50     $ 14,219     $ 0.30    
                   
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding:       47,958         47,532    
                   
(1) Impact to income taxes is calculated by recasting income before income taxes to include the add-backs involved in determining adjusted income and recalculating the income tax provision using this adjusted income from operations before income taxes.  

 

    Nine Months Ended  
    March 31,  
    2019   2018  
Net income and earnings per share   $ 33,971     $ 0.71     $ 30,782     $ 0.65    
Amortization of intangible assets   20,906         18,568        
Restructuring and other charges   573         1,792        
Impairment of long-lived assets                  
Acquisition and financing costs   2,592         4,129        
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting   713         1,132        
Litigation and settlement expense (income), net   325                
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense   14,995         13,306        
Impact to income taxes(1)   (8,932 )       (24,648 )      
Adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share   $ 65,143     $ 1.36     $ 45,061     $ 0.95    
                   
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding:       47,783         47,473    
                   
(1) Impact to income taxes is calculated by recasting income before income taxes to include the add-backs involved in determining adjusted income and recalculating the income tax provision using this adjusted income from operations before income taxes.  

 

UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
(In thousands)            

Organic revenue and acquired revenue are non-GAAP measures for reporting financial performance of its business. Management believes this information provides investors with insight as to the Company’s ongoing business performance. Organic revenue represents total company revenue excluding net revenue from acquired companies for the first four full quarters since the entities’ acquisition date (which excludes intercompany transactions). Acquired revenue represents revenue from acquired companies for the first four full quarters since the entities' acquisition date (which excludes intercompany transactions). After the completion of four full fiscal quarters, acquired revenue is treated as organic for current and comparable historical periods.

The following table reconciles the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to the non-GAAP financial measure.

    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    March 31,   March 31,
    2019   2018   2019   2018
Organic revenue   $ 139,812     $ 106,835     $ 382,939     $ 330,816  
Acquired revenue   34,824     9,501     94,842     9,501  
Net revenues   $ 174,636     $ 116,336     $ 477,781     $ 340,317  
                                 

 

MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF FORWARD-LOOKING GUIDANCE RANGE      
Quarter Ending June 30, 2019      
Year Ending June 30, 2019      
(In thousands)      

The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as income before other non-operating adjustments, interest income and expense, income taxes, depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, restructuring and other charges, impairment of long-lived assets, acquisition and financing costs, fair value adjustments from purchase accounting, litigation and settlement income and expense, and stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense.

The following table reconciles the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures.

    Three Months Ending   Twelve Months Ending
    June 30, 2019(1)   June 30, 2019(1)
    Range   Range
    Low   High   Low   High
                 
                 
GAAP expectation -- Net income   $ 11,300     $ 13,400     $ 45,200     $ 47,400  
                 
Adjust for:                
Other non-operating adjustments, net           (200 )   (200 )
Interest expense (income), net   2,400     2,400     9,100     9,100  
Income taxes   4,200     5,000     17,100     17,900  
Depreciation   4,500     4,600     18,400     18,500  
Amortization of intangible assets   6,300     6,300     27,200     27,200  
Restructuring and other charges           600     600  
Impairment of long-lived assets                
Acquisition and financing costs   700     700     3,300     3,300  
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting           700     700  
Litigation and settlement expense (income), net           300     300  
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense   4,700     4,700     19,700     19,700  
Adjusted EBITDA expectation   $ 34,100     $ 37,100     $ 141,500     $ 144,500  
                 
(1) Rounded amounts used.                

 

MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF FORWARD-LOOKING GUIDANCE RANGE      
Quarter Ending June 30, 2019      
Year Ending June 30, 2019      
(In thousands, except per share data)      

The Company defines adjusted income as income before amortization of intangible assets, restructuring and other charges, impairment of long-lived assets, acquisition and financing costs, fair value adjustments from purchase accounting, litigation and settlement income and expense, and stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense. The impact to income taxes includes the impact to the effective tax rate, current tax provision and deferred tax provision(2).  Adjusted EPS expresses adjusted income on a per share basis using weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

The following tables reconcile the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures.

    Three Months Ending June 30, 2019(1)
    Range
    Low   High
GAAP expectation -- Net income and earnings per share   $ 11,300     $ 0.23     $ 13,400     $ 0.28  
Amortization of intangible assets   6,300         6,300      
Restructuring and other charges                
Impairment of long-lived assets                
Acquisition and financing costs   700         700      
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting                
Litigation and settlement expense (income), net                
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense   4,700         4,700      
Impact to income taxes(2)   (2,600 )       (2,600 )    
Adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share expectation   $ 20,400     $ 0.42     $ 22,500     $ 0.47  
                 
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding expectation:       48,100         48,100  
                     

 

    Twelve Months Ending June 30, 2019(1)
    Range
    Low   High
GAAP expectation -- Net income and earnings per share   $ 45,200     $ 0.95     $ 47,400     $ 0.99  
Amortization of intangible assets   27,200         27,200      
Restructuring and other charges   600         600      
Impairment of long-lived assets                
Acquisition and financing costs   3,300         3,300      
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting   700         700      
Litigation and settlement expense (income), net   300         300      
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense   19,700         19,700      
Impact to income taxes(2)   (11,400 )       (11,400 )    
Adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share expectation   $ 85,600     $ 1.79     $ 87,800     $ 1.83  
                 
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding expectation:       47,900         47,900  
                 
(1) Rounded amounts used.
(2) Impact to income taxes is calculated by recasting income before income taxes to include the add-backs involved in determining adjusted income and recalculating the income tax provision using this adjusted income from operations before income taxes.
                                 

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Source: Mercury Systems Inc