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Cohu Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Operating Results

February 13, 2020 GMT

POWAY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 12, 2020--

Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU), a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, today reported fiscal 2019 fourth quarter net sales of $142.0 million and a GAAP loss of $16.3 million or $0.39 per share. Net sales for full year 2019 were $583.3 million and GAAP loss was $69.0 million or $1.68 per share. (1)

The Company also reported non-GAAP results, with fourth quarter 2019 loss of $0.5 million or $0.01 per share and income of $3.8 million or $0.09 per share for full year 2019. (1)

 

GAAP Results (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in millions, except per share amounts)

Q4 FY
2019

 

Q3 FY
2019

 

Q4 FY
2018

 

12
Months
2019

 

12
Months
2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

 

142.0

 

 

$

 

143.5

 

 

$

 

170.6

 

 

$

 

583.3

 

 

$

 

451.8

 

 

 

 

Loss

 

$

 

(16.3

)

 

$

 

(10.5

)

 

$

 

(57.1

)

 

$

 

(69.0

)

 

$

 

(32.5

)

 

 

 

Loss per share

 

$

 

(0.39

)

 

$

 

(0.25

)

 

$

 

(1.40

)

 

$

 

(1.68

)

 

$

 

(1.02

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Results (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in millions, except per share amounts)

Q4 FY
2019

 

Q3 FY
2019

 

Q4 FY
2018

 

12
Months
2019

 

12
Months
2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss)

 

$

 

(0.5

)

 

$

 

4.9

 

 

$

 

10.0

 

 

$

 

3.8

 

 

$

 

48.3

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) per share

 

$

 

(0.01

)

 

$

 

0.12

 

 

$

 

0.24

 

 

$

 

0.09

 

 

$

 

1.49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

All amounts presented are from continuing operations. Results for the fourth quarter of 2018 and all 2019 amounts include Xcerra Corporation acquired on October 1, 2018.

Total cash and investments at year-end 2019 were $156.1 million.

“We accelerated the integration of Xcerra amid a challenging market environment in 2019. Fourth quarter orders gained momentum, primarily driven by mobility and a late quarter uptick in automotive,” said Cohu President and CEO Luis Müller. “We remain optimistic about our business prospects in 2020, focusing on cross-selling opportunities across our broad product line of test and inspection equipment, test contactors, and supporting our customers’ deployment of 5G RF capabilities on next generation smartphones.”

Cohu expects first quarter 2020 sales to be between $140 million and $152 million. Cohu’s Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share payable on April 9, 2020 to shareholders of record on February 25, 2020.

Conference Call Information:

The company will host a live conference call and webcast with slides to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2019 results at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time/8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on February 13, 2020. Interested investors and analysts are invited to dial into the conference call by using 1-866-434-5330 (domestic) or +1-213-660-0873 (international) and entering the pass code 8977256. Webcast access will be available on the Investor Information section of the company’s website at www.cohu.com. Replays of the call can be accessed at www.cohu.com.

About Cohu:

Cohu (NASDAQ: COHU) is a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, delivering leading-edge solutions for the manufacturing of semiconductors and printed circuit boards. Additional information can be found at www.cohu.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information:

Included within this press release and accompanying materials are non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP Gross Margin/Profit, Income and Income (adjusted earnings) per share, Operating Income, Operating Expense and adjusted EBITDA that supplement the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations prepared under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). These non-GAAP financial measures adjust the Company’s actual results prepared under GAAP to exclude charges and the related income tax effect for: share-based compensation, the amortization of purchased intangible assets including favorable/unfavorable lease adjustments, restructuring costs, manufacturing transition and severance costs, acquisition-related costs and associated professional fees, fair value adjustment to contingent consideration, reduction of indemnification receivable, depreciation of purchase accounting adjustments to property, plant and equipment and purchase accounting inventory step-up included in cost of sales. Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP amounts for the periods presented herein are provided in schedules accompanying this release and should be considered together with the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. With respect to forward looking non-GAAP figures, we are unable to provide without unreasonable efforts, at this time, a GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation of any forward-looking figures due to their inherent uncertainty.

These non-GAAP measures are not meant as a substitute for GAAP, but are included solely for informational and comparative purposes. The Company’s management believes that this information can assist investors in evaluating the Company’s operational trends, financial performance, and cash generating capacity. Management believes these non-GAAP measures allow investors to evaluate Cohu’s financial performance using some of the same measures as management. However, the non-GAAP financial measures should not be regarded as a replacement for (or superior to) corresponding, similarly captioned, GAAP measures.

Forward Looking Statements:

Certain statements contained in this release and accompanying materials may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding integration and cost synergy savings, timing and factory closings; additional cost savings and expense reductions; new products and solutions; 5G, industrial and automotive growth; cross-selling opportunities; mobility sales growth in 2020; strength in data center, cloud and AI segments; automotive segment driven by ADAS and EV growth; 5G-driven tester order growth; sales growth for high-end digital device test application; increased contactor to handler attach rate; other incremental sales opportunities; growth through selling complete solutions; semiconductor and semi-test market conditions and prospects for 2020; business model for FY’20 and mid-term model; % of incremental revenue expected to fall to operating income; the company’s first quarter 2020 sales forecast, guidance, sales mix, non-GAAP operating expenses, gross margin, adjusted EBITDA and effective tax rate, and cash and shares outstanding; forecasted first quarter risks and impact of novel coronavirus and ERP implementation; second quarter 2020 revenue forecast; minimum cash required to operate business; and any other statements that are predictive in nature and depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and include words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “likely,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” and other similar expressions among others. Statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results could differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement as a result of various factors, including, without limitation: risks associated with acquisitions; inventory, goodwill and other asset write-downs; our ability to convert new products into production on a timely basis and to support product development and meet customer delivery and acceptance requirements for new products; our reliance on third-party contract manufacturers and suppliers; failure to obtain customer acceptance resulting in the inability to recognize revenue and accounts receivable collection problems; revenue recognition impacts due to ASC 606; market demand and adoption of our new products; customer orders may be canceled or delayed; the concentration of our revenues from a limited number of customers; intense competition in the semiconductor equipment industry; our reliance on patents and intellectual property; compliance with U.S. export regulations; impacts from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and ongoing tax examinations; geopolitical issues, trade wars and Huawei export restrictions; retention of key staff; health epidemics such as the novel coronavirus; ERP system implementation issues particularly as Cohu launches a new ERP system in first quarter 2020; the seasonal, volatile and unpredictable nature of capital expenditures by semiconductor manufacturers and the 2019 significantly weakened demand in this market; ongoing weakness in Greater China market; rapid technological change; and significant risks associated with the Xcerra acquisition including but not limited to (i) the ability of Cohu and Xcerra to integrate their businesses successfully and to achieve anticipated synergies and cost savings, (ii) the possibility that other anticipated benefits of the acquisition will not be realized, (iii) the possibility that restructuring charges will significantly exceed estimates, (iv) potential adverse reactions or changes to relationships with customers, employees, suppliers or other parties resulting from the acquisition, (v) potential disruptions, expenses and lost revenue associated with the transition to direct sales in China and Taiwan; (vi) the discovery of liabilities, product return issues or deficiencies associated with Xcerra that were not identified in advance, (vii) potential failures to maintain adequate internal controls over financial reporting given the significant increase in size, number of employees, global operations and complexity of Cohu’s business, (viii) mandatory ongoing impairment evaluation of goodwill and other intangibles whereby Cohu could be required to write off some or all of this goodwill and other intangibles, (ix) the adverse impact to Cohu’s operating results and potential inability to pay cash dividends due to interest expense on the financing debt, rising interest rates, changes to LIBOR in 2021, and any restrictions on operations related to such debt, and (x) continued availability of capital and financing and rating agency downgrade actions, and limited market access given our high debt levels. These and other risks and uncertainties are discussed more fully in Cohu’s filings with the SEC, including the most recently filed Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, and the other filings made by Cohu with the SEC from time to time, which are available via the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as required by applicable law, Cohu does not undertake any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For press releases and other information of interest to investors, please visit Cohu’s website at www.cohu.com.

 

COHU, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended (1)

 

Twelve Months Ended (1)

 

 

 

 

December 28,

 

December 29,

 

December 28,

 

December 29,

 

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

 

142,011

 

 

$

 

170,637

 

 

$

 

583,329

 

 

$

 

451,768

 

 

Cost and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales (excludes amortization shown below) (2) (3)

 

87,936

 

 

 

128,718

 

 

 

353,500

 

 

 

292,460

 

 

 

Research and development

 

20,823

 

 

 

22,520

 

 

 

86,147

 

 

 

56,434

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative (3) (4)

 

34,532

 

 

 

45,766

 

 

 

142,936

 

 

 

96,754

 

 

 

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

 

9,615

 

 

 

14,080

 

 

 

39,590

 

 

 

17,197

 

 

 

Restructuring charges

 

2,764

 

 

 

18,704

 

 

 

13,484

 

 

 

18,704

 

 

 

 

 

 

155,670

 

 

 

229,788

 

 

 

635,657

 

 

 

481,549

 

 

Loss from operations

 

(13,659

)

 

 

(59,151

)

 

 

(52,328

)

 

 

(29,781

)

 

Other (expense) income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

(4,767

)

 

 

(4,944

)

 

 

(20,556

)

 

 

(4,977

)

 

Interest income

 

161

 

 

 

274

 

 

 

764

 

 

 

1,187

 

 

Foreign transaction gain (loss)

 

(1,259

)

 

 

439

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

1,659

 

 

Loss from continuing operations before taxes

 

(19,524

)

 

 

(63,382

)

 

 

(72,077

)

 

 

(31,912

)

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

(3,243

)

 

 

(6,266

)

 

 

(3,082

)

 

 

631

 

 

Loss from continuing operations

 

(16,281

)

 

 

(57,116

)

 

 

(68,995

)

 

 

(32,543

)

 

Discontinued operations: (5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations before taxes

 

(1,061

)

 

 

157

 

 

 

(661

)

 

 

157

 

 

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

(22

)

 

 

38

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

38

 

 

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

 

(1,039

)

 

 

119

 

 

 

(697

)

 

 

119

 

 

Net loss

$

 

(17,320

)

 

$

 

(56,997

)

 

$

 

(69,692

)

 

$

 

(32,424

)

 

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

(54

)

 

 

(243

)

 

 

8

 

 

 

(243

)

 

Net loss attributable to Cohu

$

 

(17,266

)

 

$

 

(56,754

)

 

$

 

(69,700

)

 

$

 

(32,181

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from continuing operations before noncontrolling interest

$

 

(0.39

)

 

$

 

(1.40

)

 

$

 

(1.68

)

 

$

 

(1.02

)

 

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

 

(0.03

)

 

 

0.00

 

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

0.00

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

0.00

 

 

 

0.00

 

 

 

0.00

 

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to Cohu

$

 

(0.42

)

 

$

 

(1.40

)

 

$

 

(1.69

)

 

$

 

(1.01

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from continuing operations before noncontrolling interest

$

 

(0.39

)

 

$

 

(1.40

)

 

$

 

(1.68

)

 

$

 

(1.02

)

 

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

 

(0.03

)

 

 

0.00

 

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

0.00

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

0.00

 

 

 

0.00

 

 

 

0.00

 

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to Cohu

$

 

(0.42

)

 

$

 

(1.40

)

 

$

 

(1.69

)

 

$

 

(1.01

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares used in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

computing loss per share: (6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

41,409

 

 

 

40,660

 

 

 

41,159

 

 

 

31,776

 

 

 

Diluted

 

41,409

 

 

 

40,660

 

 

 

41,159

 

 

 

31,776

 

 

 

(1)

The three- and twelve-month periods ended December 28, 2019 and December 29, 2018 were both comprised of 13 weeks and 52 weeks, respectively. The Company’s results for the three-month period ended December 29, 2018 and the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 28, 2019, include the results of Xcerra which was acquired on October 1, 2018.

(2)

Cost of sales for the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 28, 2019 includes charges totaling $2.4 million and $2.7 million, respectively, related to restructuring activities and the decision to end manufacturing of certain of Xcerra’s semiconductor test handler products. The three- and twelve-month periods ended December 29, 2018 includes charges totaling $19.1 million.

(3)

In conjunction with the acquisition of Xcerra the Company assessed the need to realign its historical financial statement presentation and certain statement of operations classifications were reclassified to conform to current period presentation. The changes made were as follows:

  • Amortization of intangibles previously were presented in cost of sales and SG&A. These amounts are now presented as a separate line item “Amortization of purchased intangible assets” within operating expenses. Amounts associated with purchased intangible assets that previously would have been included in cost of sales are $7.3 million and $30.1 million for the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 28, 2019, respectively and $11.6 million and $13.6 million for the three-and twelve-month periods ended December 29, 2018, respectively.
  • Prior to October 1, 2018, gains and losses associated with foreign currency translation and remeasurement were included within SG&A which resulted in fluctuations in expenses as foreign exchange rates change. These amounts are now presented within foreign transaction gain (loss) and other as it provides investors more insight into the Company’s operating expenses.
(4)

SG&A expense for the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 28, 2019 includes Xcerra transaction costs totaling $28,000 and $0.4 million, respectively. For the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 29, 2018 Xcerra transaction costs were $4.6 million and $9.8 million, respectively.

(5)

On October 1, 2018, the Company made the decision to sell the fixtures business acquired from Xcerra, and, as a result, the operating results of this business have been presented as discontinued operations. In February 2020, we completed the sale of the fixtures business and recognized a loss on disposal of $1.1 million primarily related to the write-off of goodwill and purchased intangible assets that were not pushed down in the consolidated financial statements.

(6)

For the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 28, 2019, potentially dilutive securities were excluded from the per share computations due to their antidilutive effect. The Company has utilized the "control number" concept in the computation of diluted earnings per share to determine whether a potential common stock instrument is dilutive. The control number used is income from continuing operations. The control number concept requires that the same number of potentially dilutive securities applied in computing diluted earnings per share from continuing operations be applied to all other categories of income or loss, regardless of their anti-dilutive effect on such categories.

COHU, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(in thousands)

 

 

 

December 28,

 

December 29,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and investments

$

 

156,098

 

$

 

165,020

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

127,921

 

 

149,276

 

 

Inventories

 

130,706

 

 

139,314

 

 

Other current assets

 

21,468

 

 

27,888

 

 

Current assets of discontinued operations

 

3,503

 

 

3,741

 

 

 

Total current assets

 

439,696

 

 

485,239

 

Property, plant & equipment, net

 

70,912

 

 

74,332

 

Goodwill

 

238,669

 

 

242,127

 

Intangible assets, net

 

275,019

 

 

318,961

 

Operating lease right of use assets (1)

 

33,269

 

 

-

 

Other assets

 

20,030

 

 

13,264

 

Noncurrent assets of discontinued operations

 

115

 

 

79

 

 

 

Total assets

$

 

1,077,710

 

$

 

1,134,002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities & Stockholders’ Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term borrowings

$

 

3,195

 

$

 

3,115

 

 

Current installments of long-term debt

 

3,322

 

 

3,672

 

 

Deferred profit

 

7,645

 

 

6,896

 

 

Other current liabilities

 

134,124

 

 

146,388

 

 

Current liabilities of discontinued operations

 

599

 

 

518

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

148,885

 

 

160,589

 

Long-term debt

 

346,518

 

 

346,041

 

Non-current operating lease liabilities (1)

 

28,877

 

 

-

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

 

70,334

 

 

81,428

 

Noncurrent liabilities of discontinued operations

 

24

 

 

-

 

Cohu stockholders’ equity

 

483,072

 

 

546,243

 

Noncontrolling Interest

 

-

 

 

(299

)

 

 

Total liabilities & stockholders’ equity

$

 

1,077,710

 

$

 

1,134,002

 

(1)

Cohu adopted ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), as of December 30, 2018. Upon adoption, we recorded operating lease assets and operating lease liabilities based on the present value of future lease obligations. We applied the practical expedient available in this guidance, which does not require the restatement of prior year balances.

COHU, INC.

Supplemental Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

December 28,

 

September 28,

 

December 29,

 

 

 

 

2019 (1)

 

2019 (1)

 

2018 (1)

Loss from operations - GAAP basis (a)

 

$

 

(13,659

)

 

$

 

(6,023

)

 

$

 

(59,151

)

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation included in (b):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales (COS)

 

 

191

 

 

 

212

 

 

 

138

 

 

 

Research and development (R&D)

 

 

760

 

 

 

820

 

 

 

619

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A)

 

 

2,336

 

 

 

2,474

 

 

 

3,799

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,287

 

 

 

3,506

 

 

 

4,556

 

 

Amortization of purchased intangible assets (c)

 

 

9,615

 

 

 

9,969

 

 

 

14,080

 

 

Restructuring charges related to inventory adjustments in COS (d)

 

 

2,408

 

 

 

1,114

 

 

 

19,053

 

 

Restructuring charges (d)

 

 

2,764

 

 

 

814

 

 

 

18,704

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing and sales transition costs included in (e):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COS

 

 

-

 

 

 

416

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

R&D

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

280

 

 

 

SG&A

 

 

117

 

 

 

152

 

 

 

205

 

 

 

 

 

 

117

 

 

 

568

 

 

 

485

 

 

Acquisition costs included in SG&A (f)

 

 

28

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

4,633

 

 

Inventory step-up included in COS (g)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

14,782

 

 

PP&E step-up included in SG&A (h)

 

 

243

 

 

 

1,257

 

 

 

1,257

 

 

Reduction of indemnification receivable included in SG&A (i)

 

 

1,202

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

879

 

Income from operations - non-GAAP basis (j)

 

$

 

6,005

 

 

$

 

11,205

 

 

$

 

19,278

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from continuing operations - GAAP basis

 

$

 

(16,281

)

 

$

 

(10,480

)

 

$

 

(57,116

)

 

Non-GAAP adjustments (as scheduled above)

 

 

19,664

 

 

 

17,228

 

 

 

78,429

 

 

Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments (k)

 

 

(3,914

)

 

 

(1,836

)

 

 

(11,302

)

Income (loss) from continuing operations - non-GAAP basis

 

$

 

(531

)

 

$

 

4,912

 

 

$

 

10,011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP loss from continuing operations per share - diluted

 

$

 

(0.39

)

 

$

 

(0.25

)

 

$

 

(1.40

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP income (loss) from continuing operations per share - diluted (l)

$

 

(0.01

)

 

$

 

0.12

 

 

$

 

0.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Includes operating results from Xcerra acquired on October 1, 2018

Management believes the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures, when taken together with the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provides meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company’s operating performance. Our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing the Company’s operating results, as well as when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods and these non-GAAP measures allow investors to evaluate the Company’s financial performance using some of the same measures as management. Management views share-based compensation as an expense that is unrelated to the Company’s operational performance as it does not require cash payments and can vary in amount from period to period and the elimination of amortization charges provides better comparability of pre and post-acquisition operating results and to results of businesses utilizing internally developed intangible assets. Management initiated certain restructuring activities including employee headcount reductions and other organizational changes to align our business strategies in light of the merger with Xcerra. Restructuring costs have been excluded because such expense is not used by Management to assess the core profitability of Cohu’s business operations. Manufacturing and sales transition costs relate principally to expenses incurred as a result of moving certain manufacturing activities to Asia and incremental costs incurred related to the buildup of a direct sales force for certain equipment sales in Asia. Employee severance are costs incurred in conjunction with the termination of certain employees to streamline our operations and reduce costs. Management has excluded these costs primarily because they are not reflective of the ongoing operating results and they are not used to assess ongoing operational performance. Acquisition costs and adjustments for inventory and PP&E step-up costs have been excluded by management as they are unrelated to the core operating activities of the Company and the frequency and variability in the nature of the charges can vary significantly from period to period. Management believes the reduction of an uncertain tax position liability and related indemnification receivable is better reflected within income tax expense rather than a charge to SG&A and credit to the income tax provision. Excluding this data provides investors with a basis to compare Cohu’s performance against the performance of other companies without this variability. However, the non-GAAP financial measures should not be regarded as a replacement for (or superior to) corresponding, similarly captioned, GAAP measures. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures above may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies and investors should be careful when comparing our non-GAAP financial measures to those of other companies.

(a)

(9.6)%, (4.2)% and (34.7)% of net sales, respectively.

 

(b)

To eliminate compensation expense for employee stock options, stock units and our employee stock purchase plan.

(c)

To eliminate the amortization of acquired intangible assets.

 

(d)

To eliminate restructuring costs incurred related to the integration of Xcerra.

(e)

To eliminate manufacturing and sales transition and severance costs.

 

(f)

To eliminate professional fees and other direct incremental expenses incurred related to acquisition of Xcerra

(g)

To eliminate the inventory step-up costs incurred related to the acquisition of Xcerra.

(h)

To eliminate the accelerated depreciation from the property, plant & equipment step-up related to the acquisition of Xcerra.

(i)

To eliminate the impact of the reduction of an uncertain tax position liability and related indemnification receivable.

(j)

4.2%, 7.8% and 11.3% of net sales, respectively.

(k)

To adjust the provision for income taxes related to the adjustments described above based on applicable tax rates.

(l)

The three months ended September 28, 2019 and December 29, 2018 were computed using 41,587 and 41,241 shares outstanding respectively, as the effect of dilutive securities was excluded from GAAP diluted common shares due to the reported net loss under GAAP, but are included for non-GAAP diluted common shares since the Company has non-GAAP net income. All other periods presented were computed using number of GAAP diluted shares outstanding for each period.

COHU, INC.

Supplemental Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

 

 

December 28,

 

December 29,

 

 

 

2019 (1)

 

2018 (1)

Loss from operations - GAAP basis (a)

$

 

(52,328

)

 

$

 

(29,781

)

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation included in (b):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales (COS)

 

736

 

 

 

546

 

 

 

Research and development (R&D)

 

2,994

 

 

 

1,717

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A)

 

10,418

 

 

 

7,790

 

 

 

 

 

14,148

 

 

 

10,053

 

 

Amortization of purchased intangible assets (c)

 

39,590

 

 

 

17,197

 

 

Restructuring charges related to inventory adjustments in COS (d)

 

2,729

 

 

 

19,053

 

 

Restructuring charges included in operating expenses (d):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

-

 

 

 

273

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

-

 

 

 

107

 

 

 

Restructuring charges

 

13,484

 

 

 

18,704

 

 

 

 

 

13,484

 

 

 

19,084

 

 

Manufacturing and sales transition costs included in (e):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COS

 

1,211

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

R&D

 

-

 

 

 

280

 

 

 

SG&A

 

1,383

 

 

 

315

 

 

 

 

 

2,594

 

 

 

595

 

 

Adjustment to contingent consideration included in SG&A (f)

 

-

 

 

 

657

 

 

Acquisition costs included in SG&A (g)

 

432

 

 

 

9,811

 

 

Inventory step-up included in COS (h)

 

6,038

 

 

 

14,782

 

 

PP&E step-up included in SG&A (i)

 

4,014

 

 

 

1,257

 

 

Reduction of indemnification receivable included in SG&A (j)

 

1,202

 

 

 

879

 

Income from operations - non-GAAP basis (k)

$

 

31,903

 

 

$

 

63,587

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations - GAAP basis

$

 

(68,995

)

 

$

 

(32,543

)

 

Non-GAAP adjustments (as scheduled above)

 

84,231

 

 

 

93,368

 

 

Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments (l)

 

(11,456

)

 

 

(12,481

)

Income from continuing operations - non-GAAP basis

$

 

3,780

 

 

$

 

48,344

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP loss per share from continuing operations - diluted

$

 

(1.68

)

 

$

 

(1.02

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP income per share - diluted (m)

$

 

0.09

 

 

$

 

1.49

 

(1)

Results for the full year ended December 28, 2019 and the three months ended December 29, 2018 include operating results from Xcerra acquired on October 1, 2018.

Management believes the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures, when taken together with the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provides meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company’s operating performance. Our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing the Company’s operating results, as well as when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods and these non-GAAP measures allow investors to evaluate the Company’s financial performance using some of the same measures as management. Management views share-based compensation as an expense that is unrelated to the Company’s operational performance as it does not require cash payments and can vary in amount from period to period and the elimination of amortization charges provides better comparability of pre and post-acquisition operating results and to results of businesses utilizing internally developed intangible assets. Management initiated certain restructuring activities including employee headcount reductions and other organizational changes to align our business strategies in light of the merger with Xcerra. Restructuring costs have been excluded because such expense is not used by Management to assess the core profitability of Cohu’s business operations. Manufacturing and sales transition costs relate principally to expenses incurred as a result of moving certain manufacturing activities to Asia and incremental costs incurred related to the buildup of a direct sales force for certain equipment sales in Asia. Employee severance are costs incurred in conjunction with the termination of certain employees to streamline our operations and reduce costs. Management has excluded these costs primarily because they are not reflective of the ongoing operating results and they are not used to assess ongoing operational performance. Acquisition costs, fair value adjustment to contingent consideration and adjustments for inventory and PP&E step-up costs have been excluded by management as they are unrelated to the core operating activities of the Company and the frequency and variability in the nature of the charges can vary significantly from period to period. Management believes the reduction of an uncertain tax position liability and related indemnification receivable is better reflected within income tax expense rather than a charge to SG&A and credit to the income tax provision. Excluding this data provides investors with a basis to compare Cohu’s performance against the performance of other companies without this variability. However, the non-GAAP financial measures should not be regarded as a replacement for (or superior to) corresponding, similarly captioned, GAAP measures. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures above may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies and investors should be careful when comparing our non-GAAP financial measures to those of other companies.

(a)

(9.0)% and (6.6)% of net sales, respectively.

(b)

To eliminate compensation expense for employee stock options, stock units and our employee stock purchase plan.

(c)

To eliminate the amortization of acquired intangible assets.

(d)

To eliminate restructuring costs incurred related to the integration of Xcerra.

(e)

To eliminate manufacturing and sales transition and severance costs.

(f)

To eliminate fair value adjustment to contingent consideration related to the acquisition of Kita.

(g)

To eliminate professional fees and other direct incremental expenses incurred related to the acquisition of Xcerra.

(h)

To eliminate the inventory step-up costs incurred related to the acquisition of Xcerra.

(i)

To eliminate the property, plant & equipment step-up depreciation accelerated related to the acquisition of Xcerra.

(j)

To eliminate the impact of the reduction of an uncertain tax position liability and related indemnification receivable.

(k)

5.5% and 14.1% of net sales, respectively.

(l)

To adjust the provision for income taxes related to the adjustments described above based on applicable tax rates.

(m)

The twelve months ended December 28, 2019 and December 29, 2018 were computed using 41,652 and 32,548 shares outstanding as the effect of dilutive securities was excluded from GAAP diluted common shares due to the reported net loss under GAAP, but are included for non-GAAP diluted common shares since the Company has non-GAAP net income.

COHU, INC.

Supplemental Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

(in thousands)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

December 28,

 

September 28,

 

December 29,

 

 

 

2019 (1)

 

2019 (1)

 

2018 (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Profit Reconciliation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit - GAAP basis (excluding amortization) (2)

$

 

54,075

 

 

$

 

58,933

 

 

$

 

41,919

 

 

 

Non-GAAP adjustments to cost of sales (as scheduled above)

 

2,599

 

 

 

1,742

 

 

 

33,973

 

 

Gross profit - Non-GAAP basis

$

 

56,674

 

 

$

 

60,675

 

 

$

 

75,892

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a percentage of net sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP gross profit

 

38.1

%

 

 

41.1

%

 

 

24.6

%

 

 

Non-GAAP gross profit

 

39.9

%

 

 

42.3

%

 

 

44.5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to Cohu - GAAP Basis

$

 

(17,266

)

 

$

 

(10,468

)

 

$

 

(56,754

)

 

 

(Income) loss from discontinued operations

 

1,039

 

 

 

(154

)

 

 

(119

)

 

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

(3,243

)

 

 

1,277

 

 

 

(6,266

)

 

 

Interest expense

 

4,767

 

 

 

5,000

 

 

 

4,944

 

 

 

Interest income

 

(161

)

 

 

(190

)

 

 

(274

)

 

 

Amortization

 

9,615

 

 

 

9,969

 

 

 

14,080

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

3,893

 

 

 

5,231

 

 

 

4,691

 

 

 

Other non-GAAP adjustments (as scheduled above)

 

9,806

 

 

 

5,456

 

 

 

63,092

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

 

8,450

 

 

$

 

16,121

 

 

$

 

23,394

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a percentage of net sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to Cohu - GAAP Basis

 

(12.2

)%

 

 

(7.3

)%

 

 

(33.3

)%

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

6.0

%

 

 

11.2

%

 

 

13.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expense Reconciliation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expense - GAAP basis

$

 

67,734

 

 

$

 

64,956

 

 

$

 

101,070

 

 

 

Non-GAAP adjustments to operating expenses (as scheduled above)

 

(17,065

)

 

 

(15,486

)

 

 

(44,456

)

 

Operating Expenses - Non-GAAP basis

$

 

50,669

 

 

$

 

49,470

 

 

$

 

56,614

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Includes operating results from Xcerra acquired on October 1, 2018

(2)

Excludes amortization of $7,263, $7,597 and $11,626 for the three months ending December 28, 2019, September 28, 2019 and December 29, 2018, respectively.

 

 

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

 

 

December 28,

 

December 29,

 

 

 

2019 (1)

 

2018 (1)

Gross Profit Reconciliation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit - GAAP basis (excluding amortization) (2)

$

 

229,829

 

 

$

 

159,308

 

 

 

Non-GAAP adjustments to cost of sales (as scheduled above)

 

10,714

 

 

 

34,381

 

 

Gross profit - Non-GAAP basis

$

 

240,543

 

 

$

 

193,689

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a percentage of net sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP gross profit

 

39.4

%

 

 

35.3

%

 

 

Non-GAAP gross profit

 

41.2

%

 

 

42.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to Cohu - GAAP Basis

$

 

(69,700

)

 

$

 

(32,181

)

 

 

(Income) loss from discontinued operations

 

697

 

 

 

(119

)

 

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

(3,082

)

 

 

631

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

20,556

 

 

 

4,977

 

 

 

Interest income

 

(764

)

 

 

(1,187

)

 

 

Amortization

 

39,590

 

 

 

17,197

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

19,246

 

 

 

8,850

 

 

 

Other non-GAAP adjustments (as scheduled above)

 

39,534

 

 

 

76,171

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

 

46,077

 

 

$

 

74,339

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a percentage of net sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to Cohu - GAAP Basis

 

(11.9

)%

 

 

(7.1

)%

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

7.9

%

 

 

16.5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expense Reconciliation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expense - GAAP basis

$

 

282,157

 

 

$

 

189,089

 

 

 

Non-GAAP adjustments to operating expenses (as scheduled above)

 

(73,517

)

 

 

(58,987

)

 

Operating Expenses - Non-GAAP basis

$

 

208,640

 

 

$

 

130,102

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Results for the full year ended December 28, 2019 and the three months ended December 29, 2018 includes operating results from Xcerra acquired on October 1, 2018.

(2)

Excludes amortization of $30,126 and $13,586 for the twelve months ending December 28, 2019 and December 29, 2018, respectively.

 

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