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Varex Imaging Announces Financial Results For Third Quarter Of Fiscal Year 2019

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SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ:VREX) today announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019.

Varex Imaging Corporation

Quarterly Highlights

  • Revenues increased 3% to $197 million
  • Gross margin was 31% | Adjusted gross margin* was 34%
  • Operating earnings margin was 2% | Adjusted operating earnings margin* was 9%
  • Net earnings were $(0.04) per diluted share | Adjusted net earnings* were $0.24 per diluted share

"Our business had solid gains in revenues in the third quarter, and operating earnings comparable to the prior year quarter. Quarterly revenues were up 3% led by record-level global CT tube sales and double-digit sales growth in products for the oncology and mammography imaging markets. The Direct Conversion acquisition we completed early in the third quarter contributed approximately $2 million of revenues, as expected, and integration activities are well underway. Offsetting these revenue gains were significantly lower sales of radiographic detectors," said Sunny Sanyal, Chief Executive Officer of Varex.

In the third quarter, Varex recorded $7 million of restructuring and impairment charges in connection with the recently announced plans to close its Santa Clara facility. These charges, as well as higher tax expense, contributed to a net loss for the quarter.

Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Results

Revenues for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019 increased 3% to $197 million from $191 million in the prior year quarter. Medical segment revenues increased 3% to $152 million and Industrial segment revenues increased 3% to $45 million from the prior year quarter.

Gross margin for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019 was $61 million, or 31% of revenues, compared to $63 million, or 33% of revenues, in the prior year quarter. Adjusted gross margin* was $67 million, or 34% of revenues, compared to $67 million, or 35% of revenues, in the prior year quarter.

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, both R&D investment and SG&A expense were consistent with the prior year quarter.

Operating earnings for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019 were $5 million compared to operating earnings of $7 million in the prior year quarter. Adjusted operating earnings* were $19 million, approximately the same as the prior year quarter.

Tax expense for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019 increased $2 million from the prior year quarter when a tax accounting method change provided a significant tax benefit. This increase contributed to a net loss of $0.04 per diluted share for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019 compared to net earnings of $0.10 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. Adjusted net earnings* for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019 were $0.24 per diluted share, compared to $0.34 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter.

Year-To-Date Fiscal Year 2019

Revenues for the first nine months of fiscal year 2019 increased 2% to $578 million compared to revenues of $569 million in the prior year period. Medical segment revenues were flat at $444 million while Industrial segment revenues increased 8% to $134 million.

Gross margin for the first nine months of fiscal year 2019 was 32% of revenues compared to 34% of revenues in the prior year period. Adjusted gross margin* was 34% of revenues compared to 36% of revenues.

Balance Sheet

At the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, cash and cash equivalents were $29 million. During the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, the company acquired Direct Conversion and its total debt outstanding increased to $410 million at the end of the quarter. Cash flow from operations was $15 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019.

Facility Closure

In July, Varex announced plans to close its digital detector manufacturing operations in Santa Clara, California. Detector assembly operations from this facility will be transferred to other Varex facilities. These actions are expected to generate approximately $12 million to $16 million in annual cost savings. The company initially recorded approximately $7 million of impairment and restructuring charges in the third quarter of fiscal year 2019 and expects to record an additional $13 million to $17 million of restructuring charges over the next 18 months.

Varex Outlook

The company is not changing its revenue outlook for fiscal year 2019. As a reminder, the guidance previously provided was revenues in the range of $760 million to $785 million. Based on year-to-date results and an anticipated higher effective tax rate, the company now expects that adjusted net earnings per diluted share will be in the range of $1.25 to $1.45.

Guidance for the company's net earnings per diluted share is provided on an adjusted basis only. This adjusted financial measure is forward-looking and the company is unable to provide a meaningful or accurate GAAP forecast of net earnings per diluted share without unreasonable effort due to the uncertainty of amounts and timing of unusual items, such as integration or restructuring costs.

Adjusted Non-GAAP Financial Measures

*Please refer to "Reconciliation between GAAP and Adjusted Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below for a reconciliation of non-GAAP items to the comparable GAAP measures.

Conference Call Information

Varex will conduct its earnings conference call for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019 today at 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time. The conference call will be webcast live and can be accessed at the company's website at investors.vareximaging.com. Access will also be available by dialing 1-877-524-8416 from anywhere in the U.S. or by dialing 1-412-902-1028 from non-U.S. locations. The webcast of this call will be archived on the company's website and a replay of the call will be available from today through August 20th at 1-877-660-6853 from anywhere in the U.S. or 1-201-612-7415 from non-U.S. locations. The replay conference call access code is 13692630.

About Varex

Varex Imaging Corporation is a leading innovator, designer and manufacturer of X-ray imaging components, which include X-ray tubes, digital detectors and other image processing solutions that are key components of X-ray imaging systems. With a 65+ year history of successful innovation, Varex's products are used in medical imaging as well as in industrial and security imaging applications. Global OEM manufacturers incorporate the company's X-ray sources, digital detectors, connecting devices and imaging software in their systems to detect, diagnose and protect. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Varex employs approximately 2,000 people located at manufacturing and service center sites in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information visit vareximaging.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements concerning industry or market outlook; the potential benefits of consolidating operations; customer demand; potential impact of tariffs, revenues, product volumes, synergies; earnings guidance for fiscal year 2019, or other expected future financial results or performance; and any statements using the terms "believe," "expect," "intend," "outlook," "future," "anticipate," "will," "could," "estimate," "guidance," or similar statements are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. While forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by us that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, whether actual results and developments will meet our expectations and predictions depend on a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause our actual results, performance, and financial condition to differ materially from our expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include restructuring charges being more than expected; the continued impact of tariffs or a global trade war on the company's products and customer purchasing patterns; our ability to obtain the intended benefits and synergies of acquisitions and facility consolidations; global economic conditions; demand for and delays in delivery of products of the company or its customers; litigation costs; the company's ability to develop, commercialize and deploy new products; the impact of reduced or limited demand by purchasers of certain X-ray products; the impact of competitive products and pricing; the ability to remediate material weaknesses in internal control; and the other risks listed from time to time in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which by this reference are incorporated herein. Any forward-looking statements made by us in this news release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. The company assumes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements in this release because of new information, future events, or otherwise.

For Information Contact:
Howard Goldman
Director of Investor & Public Relations
Varex Imaging Corporation
801.978.5274 | howard.goldman@vareximaging.com

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended

(In millions, except for per share amounts)

June 28, 2019


June 29, 2018(1)


June 28, 2019


June 29, 2018(1)

Revenues:








Medical

$

151.6



$

147.4



$

444.4



$

445.2


Industrial

45.1



43.8



133.8



123.4


Total revenues

196.7



191.2



578.2



568.6


Gross margin:








Medical

44.2



47.1



135.4



147.0


Industrial

16.5



15.9



49.7



47.7


  Total gross margin

60.7



63.0



185.1

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