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Mercury Systems Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2018 Results; Announces Acquisition of Germane Systems for $45 million

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Fourth Quarter Highlights Include:
Record revenue increased 32% over prior year
Record operating cash flow of $26 million and free cash flow of $22 million
Book-to-bill ratio of 1.12 yields record bookings and backlog
Revenue, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS exceed consensus estimates

ANDOVER, Mass., July 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY, www.mrcy.com)), reported operating results for its fiscal 2018 fourth quarter and year ended June 30, 2018. The Company also announced the acquisition of Germane Systems for $45 million.

Management Comments
"The business performed extremely well in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018," said Mark Aslett, Mercury's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We delivered very strong financial performance with bookings, backlog, revenue, adjusted EBITDA, operating and free cash flow all reaching record levels. In addition, we are pleased to announce the acquisition of Germane Systems which, coupled with the Themis Computer acquisition, creates a $100+ million C2I rugged server business. We continue to execute against our strategy to increase top line growth organically and through acquisitions as well as achieve financial synergies through insourced manufacturing and thoughtful integration of acquired businesses."

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results
Total Company fourth quarter fiscal 2018 revenues were $152.9 million, compared to $115.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. The fourth quarter fiscal 2018 results included an aggregate of approximately $18.5 million of revenue attributable to the Richland Technologies and Themis Computer acquired businesses.

Total Company GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $10.1 million or $0.21 per share, compared to $8.8 million, or $0.19 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.  Adjusted earnings per share ("adjusted EPS") was $0.47 per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, compared to $0.32 per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

Fourth quarter fiscal 2018 adjusted EBITDA for the total Company was $37.7 million, compared to $27.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

Cash flows from operating activities in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 were a net inflow of $25.6 million, compared to a net inflow of $9.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. Free cash flow, defined as cash flows from operating activities less capital expenditures, was a net inflow of $21.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, compared to a net inflow of $3.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

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

Full Year Fiscal 2018 Results
Full year fiscal 2018 total Company revenues were $493.2 million, compared to $408.6 million for full year fiscal 2017.  The fiscal 2018 revenue includes organic revenue of $433.4 million, an increase of 7% from fiscal 2017. Organic revenue represents total company revenue excluding net revenue from acquisitions for the first four full quarters since the entities' acquisition date (which excludes any intercompany transactions). After the completion of four fiscal quarters, acquired businesses are treated as organic for current and comparable historical periods.

Total GAAP net income for fiscal 2018 was $40.9 million, or $0.86 per share, compared to GAAP net income of $24.9 million, or $0.58 per share, for the prior year.  Adjusted EPS was $1.42 per share for fiscal 2018, compared to $1.15 per share in fiscal 2017.

Fiscal 2018 adjusted EBITDA for the total Company was $115.4 million, compared to $93.9 million in fiscal 2017.

Cash flows from operating activities for fiscal 2018 were a net inflow of $43.3 million, compared to a net inflow of $59.1 million for fiscal 2017. Free cash flow was a net inflow of $28.2 million in fiscal 2018, compared to a net inflow of $26.3 million in fiscal 2017.

Bookings and Backlog
Total bookings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 were $171.7 million, yielding a book-to-bill ratio of 1.12 for the quarter. Total bookings for all of fiscal 2018 were $563.5 million, yielding a book-to-bill ratio of 1.14 for the full year.

Mercury's total backlog at June 30, 2018 was $447.1 million, a $90.1 million increase from a year ago. Of the June 30, 2018 total backlog, $328.5 million represents orders expected to be shipped within the next 12 months.

Acquisition of Germane Systems
The Company also announced the acquisition of Germane Systems, LC ("Germane"). Based in Chantilly, VA, Germane is an industry leader in the design, development and manufacturing of rugged servers, computers and storage systems for command, control and information ("C2I") applications. Their quality solutions are used in harsh environments serving critical U.S. and international defense programs. Mercury acquired Germane for an all cash purchase price of $45 million, subject to net working capital and net debt adjustments. The acquisition and associated transaction expenses were funded through Mercury's existing revolving credit facility. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to fiscal 2019 adjusted EPS.

"The combination of Germane with the previously acquired Themis Computer will enhance Mercury's market penetration in the C4I market and provide additional capabilities for our customers. Germane is a strong, progressive business with an outstanding team, and we're pleased to welcome them to the Mercury family," Aslett concluded.

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 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2018 Earnings Release 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 first quarter of fiscal 2019, inclusive of the acquisition of Germane Systems, revenues are forecasted to be in the range of $135 million to $141 million. GAAP net income for the first quarter is expected to be approximately $4.9 million to $7.0 million, or $0.10 to $0.15 per share, assuming no restructuring, acquisition, or non-recurring financing related expenses in the period, an effective tax rate of approximately 27%, excluding discrete items, and approximately 47.8 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.  Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 is expected to be in the range of $27.0 million to $30.0 million. Adjusted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.32 to $0.36 per share.

For the full fiscal year 2019, inclusive of the acquisition of Germane Systems, we currently expect revenue of $602.0 million to $624.0 million, and GAAP net income of $36.1 million to $44.5 million, or $0.75 to $0.93 per share, assuming no restructuring, acquisition, or non-recurring financing related expenses in the period, an effective tax rate of approximately 27%, 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 $130.5 million to $142.0 million, and adjusted EPS for the full fiscal year is expected to be approximately $1.58 to $1.76 per share.

Recent Highlights
June - Mercury Systems announced it received $5.9 million in orders from a leading defense prime contractor for the development of small form factor electronic warfare (EW) modules for a defense application. The orders were booked in the Company's fiscal 2018 fourth quarter.

June - Mercury announced it received the 2018 Premier Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon. This prestigious award recognizes the Company for demonstrating premier achievement in the area of partnership and for its operational excellence delivering advanced microelectronic solutions in support of Raytheon's business needs.

June - Mercury announced that it received $3.2 million in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for custom-engineered digital microelectronics for a precision guided munitions application. The orders were booked in the Company's fiscal 2018 fourth quarter and are expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

June - Mercury announced it received a $2.1 million follow-on order for size, weight and power (SWaP)-optimized modules with pre-integrated, custom-engineered signal processing techniques from a leading aerospace and defense company. This order provides continuing support of engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) efforts for a lifecycle extension to a successful legacy electronic warfare system. The order was booked in the Company's fiscal 2018 fourth quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

June - Mercury announced the expansion of its secure command, control and intelligence (C2I) and artificial intelligence (AI) processing solutions with configurations that feature up to four times as much system memory as previous generations. Mercury's rugged, pre-engineered processing building blocks are available as 3U and 6U OpenVPX and AdvancedTCA® EnsembleSeries processing blades and rugged EnterpriseSeries rackmount ATX servers.

May - Mercury announced it received the 4-star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business unit. This prominent award recognizes the Company's facility in Oxnard, CA for operational excellence while delivering precision-engineered radio frequency (RF) and microwave solutions in support of Raytheon's business objectives.

May - Mercury announced the EnsembleSeries DCM6111 6U VPX digital transceiver, the latest addition to its portfolio of digital processing solutions. The new transceiver seamlessly incorporates the Company's BuiltSECURE technology, thereby enabling security architects to rapidly develop and deploy highly customized system security engineering (SSE) to detect and mitigate adversarial attacks.

May - Mercury announced it received a $2.4 million order from a leading defense prime contractor to provide radar subsystems and related digital processing technologies for a missile defense application. The order was booked in the Company's fiscal 2018 third quarter.

May - Mercury announced it received a $3.8 million order from a leading electronics manufacturing services provider for millimeter wave transceiver subsystems integrated into a homeland security high-resolution imaging system. The order was booked in the Company's fiscal 2018 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

May - Mercury announced it received a $10.8 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for rugged servers to be used in a military communications application. The order was booked in the Company's fiscal 2018 third quarter.

May - Mercury announced the beginning of customer engagements for its new TRRUST-Stor® secure solid state drive (SSD) optimized for embedded computing applications in forward-deployed defense environments. Available in host-accessible capacities up to 256 GB, the new device features triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory operating in single-level cell (SLC) mode combined with advanced BuiltSECURE algorithms in a ruggedized, ultra-compact 22mm x 32mm ball-grid array (BGA) package.

April - Mercury and Green Hills Software® announced a close collaboration that has revolutionized the capabilities, performance and safety of next-generation flight display systems using multicore processor architectures. Mercury's BuiltSAFE hardware and software portfolio delivers industry-leading SWaP for avionics computers and display systems, with a particular emphasis on mission systems, enhanced vision systems (EVS) and synthetic vision (SVS) systems for degraded visual environments (DVE).

April - Mercury announced it received a $16.1 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for integrated RF and digital subsystems for an advanced naval electronic support application. The order was booked late in the Company's fiscal 2018 third quarter. Approximately half of the order has already been shipped in the Company's fiscal 2018 fourth quarter, and the balance is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

April - Mercury announced it received a $4.8 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance digital signal processing modules for an unmanned airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) application. The order was booked in the Company's fiscal 2018 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

April - Mercury announced it received a $5.7 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for ultra-compact, high-speed memory devices featuring BuiltSECURE technology. The devices will be integrated into the advanced electronically scanned array (AESA) radar system of a tactical airborne platform. The order was booked in the Company's fiscal 2018 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

April - Mercury announced that it recently received Aerospace Standard 9100D (AS9100D) certification for its facilities located in Huntsville, AL, Cypress and Oxnard, CA, West Lafayette, IN, and Geneva, Switzerland. These recent certifications add to the existing AS9100C and/or ISO 9001 certifications the Company currently holds at its other sites.

Conference Call Information

Mercury will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss the fourth quarter fiscal 2018 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"), and free cash flow, 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 mission 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.

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 acquisition 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 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, 2017. 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, Innovation That Matters, Ensemble Series, EnterpriseSeries, BuiltSAFE and BuiltSECURE are trademarks and TRRUST-Stor is a registered trademark 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)        
    June 30,   June 30,
    2018   2017
         
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 66,521     $ 41,637  
Accounts receivable, net   104,040     76,341  
Unbilled receivables and costs in excess of billings   39,774     37,332  
Inventory   108,585     81,071  
Prepaid income taxes   3,761     1,434  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   9,062     8,381  
Total current assets   331,743     246,196  
         
Property and equipment, net   50,980     51,643  
Goodwill   497,442     380,846  
Intangible assets, net   177,904     129,037  
Other non-current assets   6,411     8,023  
Total assets   $ 1,064,480     $ 815,745  
         
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable   $ 21,323     $ 27,485  
Accrued expenses   16,386     20,594  
Accrued compensation   21,375     18,406  
Deferred revenues and customer advances   12,596     6,360  
Total current liabilities   71,680     72,845  
         
Deferred income taxes   13,635     4,856  
Income taxes payable   998     855  
Long-term debt   195,000      
Other non-current liabilities   11,276     11,772  
Total liabilities   292,589     90,328  
         
Shareholders' equity:        
Common stock   469     463  
Additional paid-in capital   590,163     584,795  
Retained earnings   179,968     139,085  
Accumulated other comprehensive income   1,291     1,074  
Total shareholders' equity   771,891     725,417  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 1,064,480     $ 815,745  


MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC. 
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)                        
                         
    Three Months Ended
    Twelve months ended
 
    June 30,
    June 30,
 
    2018     2017     2018     2017  
Net revenues   $ 152,867     $ 115,608     $ 493,184     $ 408,588  
Cost of revenues (1)   84,609     61,681     267,326     217,045  
Gross margin   68,258     53,927     225,858     191,543  
                 
Operating expenses:                
Selling, general and administrative (1)   25,437     20,398     88,365     76,491  
Research and development (1)   14,857     13,894     58,807     54,086  
Amortization of intangible assets   7,436     5,458     26,004     19,680  
Restructuring and other charges   1,367     1,127     3,159     1,952  
Acquisition costs and other related expenses   273     42     2,538     1,931  
Total operating expenses   49,370     40,919     178,873     154,140  
                 
Income from operations   18,888     13,008     46,985     37,403  
                 
Interest income   18     275     32     462  
Interest expense   (1,749 )   (1,955 )   (2,850 )   (7,568 )
Other (expense) income, net   (529 )   (21 )   (1,594 )   771  
                 
Income before income taxes   16,628     11,307     42,573     31,068  
Tax provision   6,527     2,503     1,690     6,193  
Net income   $ 10,101     $ 8,804     $ 40,883     $ 24,875  
                 
Basic net earnings per share:   $ 0.22     $ 0.19     $ 0.88     $ 0.59  
                 
Diluted net earnings per share:   $ 0.21     $ 0.19     $ 0.86     $ 0.58  
                 
Weighted-average shares outstanding:                
Basic   46,873     46,211     46,719     41,986  
Diluted   47,521     47,472     47,471     43,018  
                 
(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense, allocated as follows:    
Cost of revenues   $ 138     $ 158     $ 502     $ 531  
Selling, general and administrative   $ 3,653     $ 3,364     $ 14,828     $ 13,212  
Research and development   $ 478     $ 379     $ 1,984     $ 1,598  


MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
                                 
    Three Months Ended
  Twelve months ended
    June 30,
  June 30,
   
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Cash flows from operating activities:                                
Net income   $ 10,101     $ 8,804     $ 40,883     $ 24,875  
Depreciation and amortization   11,957     9,130     42,277     32,269  
Other non-cash items, net   5,147     2,128     13,953     8,684  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities   (1,564 )   (10,326 )   (53,792 )   (6,682 )
                 
Net cash provided by operating activities   25,641     9,736     43,321     59,146  
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired       (40,846 )   (185,396 )   (77,757 )
Purchases of property and equipment   (4,039 )   (6,055 )   (15,106 )   (32,844 )
Other investing activities           (375 )   (486 )
                 
Net cash used in investing activities   (4,039 )   (46,901 )   (200,877 )   (111,087 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Proceeds from employee stock plans   1,396     2,067     3,445     4,970  
Payments under credit facilities       (192,500 )   (15,000 )   (200,000 )
Borrowings under credit facilities           210,000      
Payments of deferred financing and offering costs       (591 )       (591 )
Payments for retirement of common stock   (390 )   (1,084 )   (15,508 )   (8,766 )
Proceeds from equity offering, net       (7 )       215,725  
                 
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   1,006     (192,115 )   182,937     11,338  
                 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (304 )   679     (497 )   549  
                 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   22,304     (228,601 )   24,884     (40,054 )
                 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   44,217     270,238     41,637     81,691  
                 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 66,521     $ 41,637     $ 66,521     $ 41,637  

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:

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 facilities. The Company also incurs non-cash financing expenses associated with obtaining its credit facilities. 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
  Twelve months ended
    June 30,
  June 30,
    2018     2017     2018     2017  
Net income   $ 10,101     $ 8,804     $ 40,883     $ 24,875  
Interest expense, net   1,731     1,680     2,818     7,106  
Income taxes   6,527     2,503     1,690     6,193  
Depreciation   4,521     3,672     16,273     12,589  
Amortization of intangible assets   7,436     5,458     26,004     19,680  
Restructuring and other charges   1,367     1,127     3,159     1,952  
Impairment of long-lived assets                
Acquisition and financing costs   799     153     4,928     2,389  
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting   860     462     1,992     3,679  
Litigation and settlement expense (income), net       17         117  
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense   4,309     3,901     17,615     15,341  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 37,651     $ 27,777     $ 115,362     $ 93,921  

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
  Twelve months ended
    June 30,
  June 30,
    2018
  2017
  2018
  2017
Cash flows from operations   $ 25,641     $ 9,736     $ 43,321     $ 59,146  
Capital expenditures   (4,039 )   (6,055 )   (15,106 )   (32,844 )
Free cash flow   $ 21,602     $ 3,681     $ 28,215     $ 26,302  

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

    Three Months Ended June 30,
    2018
  2017
Net income and earnings per share   $ 10,101     $ 0.21   $ 8,804     $ 0.19
Amortization of intangible assets   7,436         5,458      
Restructuring and other charges   1,367         1,127      
Impairment of long-lived assets                
Acquisition and financing costs   799         153      
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting   860         462      
Litigation and settlement expense (income), net           17      
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense   4,309         3,901      
Impact to income taxes (1)   (2,621 )       (4,500 )    
Adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share   $ 22,251     $ 0.47   $ 15,422     $ 0.32
                 
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding:       47,521       47,472


    Twelve Months Ended June 30,
    2018
  2017
Net income and earnings per share   $ 40,883     $ 0.86   $ 24,875     $ 0.58  
Amortization of intangible assets   26,004         19,680        
Restructuring and other charges   3,159         1,952        
Impairment of long-lived assets                  
Acquisition and financing costs   4,928         2,389        
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting   1,992         3,679        
Litigation and settlement expense (income), net           117        
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense   17,615         15,341        
Impact to income taxes (1)   (27,269 )       (18,602 )      
Adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share   $ 67,312     $ 1.42   $ 49,431     $ 1.15  
                   
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding:       47,471       43,018  
                   
(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.

MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF FORWARD-LOOKING GUIDANCE RANGE
Quarter Ending September 30, 2018
Year Ending June 30, 2019
(In thousands, except per share data)

The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as income before 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 adjusted EBITDA financial measure to its most directly comparable GAAP measures.

    Three Months Ending
  Twelve Months Ending
    September 30, 2018
  June 30, 2019
    Range
  Range
    Low
  High
  Low
  High
                                 
                                 
GAAP expectation -- Net income   $ 4,900     $ 7,000     $ 36,100     $ 44,500  
                 
Adjust for:                
Interest expense (income), net   2,100     2,100     9,500     9,500  
Income taxes   1,800     2,600     13,300     16,400  
Depreciation   4,700     4,800     20,000     20,000  
Amortization of intangible assets   7,200     7,200     26,900     26,900  
Restructuring and other charges                
Impairment of long-lived assets                
Acquisition and financing costs   500     500     2,100     2,100  
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting   800     800     1,600     1,600  
Litigation and settlement expense (income), net                
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense   5,000     5,000     21,000     21,000  
Adjusted EBITDA expectation   $ 27,000     $ 30,000     $ 130,500     $ 142,000  

MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF FORWARD-LOOKING GUIDANCE RANGE
Quarter Ending September 30, 2018
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 (1).  Adjusted EPS expresses adjusted income on a per share basis using weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

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

    Three Months Ending September 30, 2018
    Range
    Low
  High
GAAP expectation -- Net income and earnings per share   $ 4,900     $ 0.10   $ 7,000     $ 0.15
Amortization of intangible assets   7,200         7,200      
Restructuring and other charges                
Impairment of long-lived assets                
Acquisition and financing costs   500         500      
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting   800         800      
Litigation and settlement expense (income), net                
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense   5,000         5,000      
Impact to income taxes (1)   (3,200 )       (3,200 )    
Adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share expectation   $ 15,200     $ 0.32   $ 17,300     $ 0.36
                 
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding expectation:       47,800       47,800


    Twelve Months Ending June 30, 2019
    Range
    Low
  High
GAAP expectation -- Net income and earnings per share   $ 36,100     $ 0.75   $ 44,500     $ 0.93
Amortization of intangible assets   26,900         26,900      
Restructuring and other charges                
Impairment of long-lived assets                
Acquisition and financing costs   2,100         2,100      
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting   1,600         1,600      
Litigation and settlement expense (income), net                
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense   21,000         21,000      
Impact to income taxes (1)   (12,000 )       (12,000 )    
Adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share expectation   $ 75,700     $ 1.58   $ 84,100     $ 1.76
                 
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding expectation:       47,900       47,900
                 
(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.

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