Delivers excellent results; again raises full-year guidance

Highlights:

  • Revenue of $1.72 billion represents 8% reported growth year-over-year; and up 13% on a core(1) basis.
  • GAAP net income of $329 million with earnings per share (EPS) of $1.10, up 28% from the third quarter of 2021.
  • Non-GAAP(2) net income of $401 million with EPS of $1.34, up 22% from the third quarter of 2021.
  • Full-year guidance raised with revenue now expected to be in the range of $6.750 billion to $6.775 billion, representing reported growth of 6.8% to 7.2% and core(1) growth of 9.9% to 10.3%. Full-year non-GAAP(3) EPS is also raised to an estimated range of $5.06 to $5.08 per share.
  • Fourth-quarter revenue expected to be in the range of $1.750 billion to $1.775 billion with non-GAAP(3) EPS of $1.38 to $1.40.

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today reported revenue of $1.72 billion for the third quarter ended July 31, 2022, an increase of 8% compared to the third quarter of 2021 and up 13% on a core(1) basis.

Third-quarter GAAP net income was $329 million, or $1.10 per share. This compares with $264 million, or 86 cents per share, in the third quarter of fiscal year 2021. Non-GAAP(2) net income was $401 million, or $1.34 per share during the quarter, compared with $337 million or $1.10 per share during the third quarter a year ago.

“The Agilent team delivered an excellent quarter,” said Agilent President and CEO Mike McMullen. “The strong results in Q3, coupled with orders continuing to outpace revenues, highlight the ongoing strength and momentum of our diversified business. We are once again raising our full-year revenue and earnings outlook.”

Financial Highlights

In the first quarter of 2022, Agilent implemented certain changes to its segment reporting structure. Prior period segment information has been recast to reflect these changes. These changes have no impact on Agilent’s consolidated financial statements.

Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group

Agilent’s Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group (LSAG) reported third-quarter revenue of $1.019 billion, a year over year increase of 14% (up 18% on a core(1) basis). LSAG’s operating margin for the quarter was 30.5%.

Agilent CrossLab Group

The Agilent CrossLab Group (ACG) reported third-quarter revenue of $359 million, a year over year increase of 5% (up 10% on a core(1) basis). ACG’s operating margin for the quarter was 24.6%.

Diagnostics and Genomics Group

The Diagnostics and Genomics Group (DGG) reported third-quarter revenue of $340 million, a year over year decrease of 2% (up 3% on a core(1) basis). DGG’s operating margin for the quarter was 21.5%.

Full Year and Fourth-Quarter Outlook

Agilent has increased its outlook and expects full-year revenue to be in the range of $6.750 billion to $6.775 billion, representing reported growth of 6.8% to 7.2% and core(1) growth of 9.9% to 10.3%. Agilent has also increased full-year non-GAAP(3) EPS to an estimated range of $5.06 to $5.08 per share.

The outlook for fourth-quarter revenue is expected to be in a range of $1.750 billion to $1.775 billion. Fourth-quarter non-GAAP(3) earnings guidance is expected to be in the range of $1.38 to $1.40 per share.

The outlook is based on July 31, 2022, currency exchange rates.

Conference Call

Agilent’s management will present additional details regarding the company’s third-quarter 2022 financial results on a conference call with investors today at 1:30 p.m. PDT. This event will be broadcast live online in listen-only mode. To listen to the webcast, select the “Q3 2022 Agilent Technologies Inc. Earnings Conference Call” link on the Agilent Investor Relations website. The webcast will remain on the company site for 90 days.

About Agilent Technologies

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Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, information regarding Agilent’s growth prospects, business, financial results, revenue, and non-GAAP earnings guidance for Q4 and fiscal year 2022 and future amortization of intangibles. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Agilent’s results to differ materially from management’s current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, unforeseen changes in the strength of Agilent’s customers’ businesses; unforeseen changes in the demand for current and new products, technologies, and services; unforeseen changes in the currency markets; customer purchasing decisions and timing; and the risk that Agilent is not able to realize the savings expected from integration and restructuring activities. In addition, other risks that Agilent faces in running its operations include the ability to execute successfully through business cycles; the ability to meet and achieve the benefits of its cost-reduction goals and otherwise successfully adapt its cost structures to continuing changes in business conditions; ongoing competitive, pricing and gross-margin pressures; the risk that its cost-cutting initiatives will impair its ability to develop products and remain competitive and to operate effectively; the impact of geopolitical uncertainties and global economic conditions on its operations, its markets and its ability to conduct business; the ability to improve asset performance to adapt to changes in demand; the ability of its supply chain to adapt to changes in demand; the ability to successfully introduce new products at the right time, price and mix; the ability of Agilent to successfully integrate recent acquisitions; the ability of Agilent to successfully comply with certain complex regulations; the adverse impacts of and risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic; and other risks detailed in Agilent’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2022. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of Agilent’s management and on currently available information. Agilent undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

(1) Core revenue growth excludes the impact of currency and acquisitions and divestitures within the past 12 months. Core revenue is a non-GAAP measure. Reconciliations between GAAP revenue and core revenue for Q3 fiscal year 2022 are set forth on page 6 of the attached tables along with additional information regarding the use of this non-GAAP measure. Core revenue growth rate as projected for Q4 fiscal year 2022 and full fiscal year 2022 excludes the impact of currency and acquisitions and divestitures within the past 12 months. Most of the excluded amounts pertain to events that have not yet occurred and are not currently possible to estimate with a reasonable degree of accuracy and could differ materially. Therefore, no reconciliation to GAAP amounts has been provided for the projection.

(2) Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per share primarily exclude the impacts of non-cash asset impairments, intangibles amortization, transformational initiatives, acquisition and integration costs, change in fair value of contingent consideration, loss on extinguishment of debt, business exit and divestiture costs and net loss (gain) on equity securities. Agilent also excludes any tax benefits or expenses that are not directly related to ongoing operations and which are either isolated or are not expected to occur again with any regularity or predictability. A reconciliation between non-GAAP net income and GAAP net income is set forth on page 4 of the attached tables along with additional information regarding the use of this non-GAAP measure.

(3) Non-GAAP earnings per share as projected for Q4 fiscal year 2022 and full fiscal year 2022 exclude primarily the impacts of non-cash intangibles amortization, transformational initiatives, and acquisition and integration costs. Agilent also excludes any tax benefits or expenses that are not directly related to ongoing operations and which are either isolated or are not expected to occur again with any regularity or predictability. Most of these excluded amounts pertain to events that have not yet occurred and are not currently possible to estimate with a reasonable degree of accuracy and could differ materially. Therefore, no reconciliation to GAAP amounts has been provided. Future amortization of intangibles is expected to be approximately $41 million per quarter.

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS (In millions, except per share amounts) (Unaudited) PRELIMINARY     Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended July 31, July 31,

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

  Net revenue

$

1,718

 

$

1,586

 

$

4,999

 

$

4,659

 

  Costs and expenses: Cost of products and services

 

779

 

 

734

 

 

2,289

 

 

2,152

 

Research and development

 

116

 

 

113

 

 

348

 

 

325

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

412

 

 

403

 

 

1,215

 

 

1,230

 

Total costs and expenses

 

1,307

 

 

1,250

 

 

3,852

 

 

3,707

 

  Income from operations

 

411

 

 

336

 

 

1,147

 

 

952

 

  Interest income

 

2

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

1

 

Interest expense

 

(19

)

 

(21

)

 

(61

)

 

(60

)

Other income (expense), net

 

3

 

 

12

 

 

(41

)

 

19

 

  Income before taxes

 

397

 

 

327

 

 

1,049

 

 

912

 

  Provision for income taxes

 

68

 

 

63

 

 

163

 

 

144

 

  Net income

$

329

 

$

264

 

$

886

 

$

768

 

    Net income per share: Basic

$

1.10

 

$

0.87

 

$

2.95

 

$

2.52

 

Diluted

$

1.10

 

$

0.86

 

$

2.94

 

$

2.50

 

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

 

298

 

 

303

 

 

300

 

 

305

 

Diluted

 

299

 

 

306

 

 

301

 

 

307

 

    The preliminary income statement is estimated based on our current information.   Page 1 AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (In millions, except par value and share amounts) (Unaudited) PRELIMINARY     July 31, October 31,

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

ASSETS   Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,071

 

$

1,484

 

Short-term investments

 

6

 

 

91

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

1,345

 

 

1,172

 

Inventory

 

1,010

 

 

830

 

Other current assets

 

258

 

 

222

 

Total current assets

 

3,690

 

 

3,799

 

  Property, plant and equipment, net

 

1,054

 

 

945

 

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

 

4,797

 

 

4,956

 

Long-term investments

 

194

 

 

185

 

Other assets

 

749

 

 

820

 

Total assets

$

10,484

 

$

10,705

 

  LIABILITIES AND EQUITY   Current liabilities: Accounts payable

$

558

 

$

446

 

Employee compensation and benefits

 

389

 

 

493

 

Deferred revenue

 

498

 

 

441

 

Short-term debt

 

180

 

 

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

277

 

 

328

 

Total current liabilities

 

1,902

 

 

1,708

 

  Long-term debt

 

2,732

 

 

2,729

 

Retirement and post-retirement benefits

 

176

 

 

220

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

583

 

 

659

 

Total liabilities

 

5,393

 

 

5,316

 

  Total Equity: Stockholders' equity: Preferred stock; $0.01 par value; 125 million shares authorized; none issued and outstanding

 

 

 

 

Common stock; $0.01 par value, 2 billion shares authorized; 296 million shares at July 31, 2022 and 302 million shares at October 31, 2021, issued and outstanding

 

3

 

 

3

 

Additional paid-in-capital

 

5,311

 

 

5,320

 

Retained earnings

 

139

 

 

348

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(362

)

 

(282

)

Total stockholders' equity

 

5,091

 

 

5,389

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

10,484

 

$

10,705

 

    The preliminary balance sheet is estimated based on our current information.  

Page 2

  AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (In millions) (Unaudited) PRELIMINARY     Nine Months Ended July 31, July 31,

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Cash flows from operating activities: Net income

$

886

 

$

768

 

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

 

244

 

 

237

 

Share-based compensation

 

99

 

 

88

 

Excess and obsolete inventory related charges

 

16

 

 

21

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

9

 

 

17

 

Asset impairment charges

 

 

 

2

 

Net loss (gain) on equity securities

 

60

 

 

(24

)

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

 

(25

)

 

 

Other non-cash expenses, net

 

10

 

 

1

 

Changes in assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable, net

 

(233

)

 

(69

)

Inventory

 

(206

)

 

(115

)

Accounts payable

 

110

 

 

46

 

Employee compensation and benefits

 

(98

)

 

38

 

Other assets and liabilities

 

(8

)

 

34

 

Net cash provided by operating activities (a)

 

864

 

 

1,044

 

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

 

(221

)

 

(126

)

Payment to acquire equity securities

 

(10

)

 

(15

)

Proceeds from sale of equity securities

 

22

 

 

 

Payment in exchange for convertible note

 

(1

)

 

(2

)

Acquisition of businesses and intangible assets, net of cash acquired

 

(18

)

 

(547

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(228

)

 

(690

)

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

 

55

 

 

52

 

Payment of taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards

 

(65

)

 

(74

)

Issuance of senior notes and long-term loan

 

600

 

 

848

 

Debt issuance costs

 

 

 

(7

)

Payment of dividends

 

(188

)

 

(177

)

Repayment of senior notes

 

(609

)

 

(417

)

Proceeds from commercial paper

 

940

 

 

1,492

 

Repayment of commercial paper

 

(760

)

 

(1,437

)

Treasury stock repurchases

 

(1,004

)

 

(652

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(1,031

)

 

(372

)

  Effect of exchange rate movements

 

(22

)

 

6

 

  Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

(417

)

 

(12

)

  Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

1,490

 

 

1,447

 

  Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

1,073

 

$

1,435

 

    Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash to the condensed consolidated balance sheet:   Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,071

 

$

1,428

 

Restricted cash, included in other assets

 

2

 

 

7

 

Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

1,073

 

$

1,435

 

    (a) Cash payments included in operating activities:   Income tax payments, net

$

217

 

$

164

 

Interest payments

$

56

 

$

53

 

    The preliminary cash flow is estimated based on our current information.     Page 3 AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. NON-GAAP NET INCOME AND DILUTED EPS RECONCILIATIONS (In millions, except per share amounts) (Unaudited) PRELIMINARY   Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended July 31, July 31,

2022

Diluted EPS

2021

Diluted EPS

2022

Diluted EPS

2021

Diluted EPS

  GAAP net income

$ 329

$ 1.10

$ 264

$ 0.86

$ 886

$ 2.94

$ 768

$ 2.50

Non-GAAP adjustments: Asset impairments

2

0.01

Intangible amortization

48

0.16

53

0.17

149

0.50

143

0.47

Transformational initiatives

8

0.03

12

0.04

21

0.07

32

0.10

Acquisition and integration costs

4

0.01

10

0.03

19

0.06

32

0.10

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

(25)

(0.08)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

9

0.03

9

0.03

17

0.06

Business exit and divestiture costs

7

0.02

4

0.01

Net loss (gain) on equity securities

(3)

(0.01)

(8)

(0.03)

58

0.19

(19)

(0.07)

Other

2

0.01

1

2

0.01

7

0.02

Adjustment for taxes (a)

4

0.01

5

0.03

(17)

(0.06)

(22)

(0.06)

Non-GAAP net income

$ 401

$ 1.34

$ 337

$ 1.10

$ 1,109

$ 3.68

$ 964

$ 3.14

(a) The adjustment for taxes excludes tax expense (benefits) that management believes are not directly related to on-going operations and which are either isolated or cannot be expected to occur again with any regularity or predictability. For the three months ended July 31, 2022, management used a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 13.76%. For the nine months ended July 31, 2022, management used a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 14.00%. For the three and nine months ended July 31, 2021, management used a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 14.75%.   We provide non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share amounts in order to provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our operational performance and our prospects for the future. These supplemental measures exclude, among other things, charges related to asset impairments, amortization of intangibles, transformational initiatives, acquisition and integration costs, change in fair value of contingent consideration, loss on extinguishment of debt, business exit and divestiture costs and net loss (gain) on equity securities. Asset impairments include assets that have been written down to their fair value. Transformational initiatives include expenses associated with targeted cost reduction activities such as manufacturing transfers including costs to move manufacturing, small site consolidations, legal entity and other business reorganizations, insourcing or outsourcing of activities. Such costs may include move and relocation costs, one-time termination benefits and other one-time reorganization costs. Included in this category are also expenses associated with company programs to transform our product lifecycle management (PLM) system, human resources and financial systems Acquisition and integration costs include all incremental expenses incurred to effect a business combination. Such acquisition costs may include advisory, legal, accounting, valuation, and other professional or consulting fees. Such integration costs may include expenses directly related to integration of business and facility operations, the transfer of assets and intellectual property, information technology systems and infrastructure and other employee-related costs. Change in fair value of contingent consideration represents changes in the fair value estimate of acquisition-related contingent consideration. Loss on extinguishment of debt for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2022 relates to the net loss recorded on the redemption of the $600 million outstanding 3.875% 2023 senior notes due on July 15, 2023, called on April 4, 2022 and settled on May 4, 2022. For the nine months ended July 31, 2021, it relates to the net loss recorded on the redemption of the $100 million of the $400 million outstanding 3.2% 2022 senior notes due on October 1, 2022, called on December 22, 2020 and settled on January 21, 2021 and the net loss recorded on the redemption of the remaining $300 million called on March 5, 2021 and settled on April 5, 2021. Business exit and divestiture costs include costs associated with business divestitures. Net loss (gain) on equity securities relates to the realized and unrealized mark-to-market adjustments for our marketable and non-marketable equity securities. Other includes certain legal costs and settlements, special compliance costs and acceleration of share-based compensation expense in addition to other miscellaneous adjustments.   Our management uses non-GAAP measures to evaluate the performance of our core businesses, to estimate future core performance and to compensate employees. Since management finds this measure to be useful, we believe that our investors benefit from seeing our results “through the eyes” of management in addition to seeing our GAAP results. This information facilitates our management’s internal comparisons to our historical operating results as well as to the operating results of our competitors.   Our management recognizes that items such as amortization of intangibles can have a material impact on our cash flows and/or our net income. Our GAAP financial statements including our 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 items 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 GAAP income statement. The non-GAAP numbers focus instead upon the core business of the company, which is only a subset, albeit a critical one, of the company’s performance.   Readers are reminded that non-GAAP numbers are merely a supplement to, and not a replacement for, GAAP financial measures. They should be read in conjunction with the GAAP financial measures. It should be noted as well that our non-GAAP information may be different from the non-GAAP information provided by other companies.   The preliminary non-GAAP net income and diluted EPS reconciliation is estimated based on our current information.   Page 4

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

SEGMENT INFORMATION (In millions, except where noted) (Unaudited) PRELIMINARY     Quarter-over-Quarter   Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group Q3'22 Q3'21 Revenue

$

1,019

 

$

897

 

Gross Margin, %

 

60.5

%

 

60.4

%

Income from Operations

$

311

 

$

250

 

Operating margin, %

 

30.5

%

 

27.9

%

    Diagnostics and Genomics Group Q3'22 Q3'21 Revenue

$

340

 

$

346

 

Gross Margin, %

 

54.0

%

 

53.5

%

Income from Operations

$

73

 

$

78

 

Operating margin, %

 

21.5

%

 

22.6

%

    Agilent CrossLab Group Q3'22 Q3'21 Revenue

$

359

 

$

343

 

Gross Margin, %

 

47.0

%

 

46.6

%

Income from Operations

$

88

 

$

84

 

Operating margin, %

 

24.6

%

 

24.4

%

    Income from operations reflect the results of our reportable segments under Agilent's management reporting system which are not necessarily in conformity with GAAP financial measures. Income from operations of our reporting segments exclude, among other things, charges related to amortization of intangibles, transformational initiatives and acquisition and integration costs.   Readers are reminded that non-GAAP numbers are merely a supplement to, and not a replacement for, GAAP financial measures. They should be read in conjunction with the GAAP financial measures. It should be noted as well that our non-GAAP information may be different from the non-GAAP information provided by other companies.   The preliminary segment information is estimated based on our current information.     Page 5 AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. RECONCILIATIONS OF REVENUE BY SEGMENT EXCLUDING ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTITURES AND THE IMPACT OF CURRENCY ADJUSTMENTS (CORE) (in millions) (Unaudited) PRELIMINARY   Year-over-Year   GAAP Year-over-Year GAAP Revenue by Segment Q3'22 Q3'21 % Change   Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group

$

1,019

$

897

14

%

Diagnostics and Genomics Group

 

340

 

346

(2

%)

Agilent CrossLab Group

 

359

 

343

5

%

Agilent

$

1,718

$

1,586

8

%

        Non-GAAP(excluding Acquisitions & Divestitures) Year-over-Yearat Constant Currency (a) Year-over-Year Year-over-Year Percentage Point Current Quarter Non GAAP Revenue by Segment Q3'22 Q3'21 % Change % Change Impact fromCurrency Currency Impact (b)   Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group

$

1,019

$

897

14

%

18

%

-4 ppts

$

(43

)

Diagnostics and Genomics Group

 

340

 

346

(2

%)

3

%

-5 ppts

 

(14

)

Agilent CrossLab Group

 

359

 

343

5

%

10

%

-5 ppts

 

(19

)

Agilent (Core)

$

1,718

$

1,586

8

%

13

%

-5 ppts

$

(76

)

      We compare the year-over-year change in revenue excluding the effect of recent acquisitions and divestitures and foreign currency rate fluctuations to assess the performance of our underlying business.   (a) The constant currency year-over-year growth percentage is calculated by recalculating all periods in the comparison period at the foreign currency exchange rates used for accounting during the last month of the current quarter and then using those revised values to calculate the year-over-year percentage change.   (b) The dollar impact from the current quarter currency impact is equal to the total year-over-year dollar change less the constant currency year-over-year change.   The preliminary reconciliation of GAAP revenue adjusted for recent acquisitions and divestitures and impact of currency is estimated based on our current information.     Page 6

 

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