CMC Materials Reports Record Revenue and Record Diluted Earnings Per Share for the Full Fiscal Year 2020 and Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2020
November 11, 2020 at 19:00 PM EST
Full Fiscal Year 2020
AURORA, Ill., Nov. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CMC Materials, Inc.2 (Nasdaq: CCMP), a leading global supplier of consumable materials to semiconductor manufacturers and pipeline companies, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2020, which ended September 30, 2020.
Total revenue decreased 1.6% in the fourth quarter compared to the same quarter last year as stronger demand in CMP slurries and electronic chemicals as well as higher wood treatment revenue were offset by lower revenue in pipeline performance products and CMP pads. Net income for the quarter was $36.9 million compared to a loss of $20.2 million in the prior year primarily due to the impairment charge the company took for its strategic decision to exit the wood treatment business in the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA was $84.0 million, down 1.5% compared with the prior year. Full year revenue was a record and increased 7.6% compared to the last year primarily due to a full year of revenue from the company's acquisition of KMG Chemicals, Inc. in November of 2018, growth in CMP slurries and higher wood treatment revenue. During the year the company generated $287.3 million in cash flow from operations, and had $257.4 million of cash on hand and $921.4 million in total debt as of the end of the fiscal year.
“I am proud of our performance, delivering another year of record revenue and profitability despite the challenging and unprecedented environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which demonstrates our strong execution and robust businesses. We are most grateful for the overall well-being of our employees, and I would like to thank our global teams for their dedication to driving our record results,” said David Li, President and CEO of CMC Materials. “In fiscal 2021, we expect to see continued strong demand from our semiconductor customers driven by advanced node transitions to support new technologies including 5G, as well as improving fundamentals and demand from our pipeline customers. We also started the year with the rebranding of our company to CMC Materials, which we believe embodies our focus on delivering innovative, high value, specialty materials to our customers globally.”
1Refer to financial tables and “Use of Certain GAAP, non-GAAP Adjusted Financial Information” in the press release below for information about these non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to their most comparable GAAP measure.
Key Financial Information for the Fourth Quarter
Electronic Materials – Revenue was $222.8 million for the quarter, 2.5% higher than revenue in the same quarter last year. Higher revenue in CMP slurries and electronic chemicals more than offset lower revenue in CMP pads. Adjusted EBITDA was $71.4 million, or 32.0% of revenue.
Performance Materials – Revenue was $51.4 million for the quarter, 16.0% lower than revenue in the same quarter last year, driven primarily by a pandemic-related decline in demand for pipeline performance products. Higher revenue in the wood treatment and QED businesses partially offset this impact. Adjusted EBITDA was $22.4 million, or 43.6% of revenue.
Key Financial Information for the Full Fiscal Year 2020
Guidance for the First Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2021
With continued uncertainty as to the ongoing macroeconomic environment and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industries in which the company participates, the company currently expects revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 to be approximately flat to up low single digits compared to the company’s revenue in the fourth quarter. Sequentially, Electronic Materials revenue is expected to be approximately flat to up low single digits and Performance Materials revenue is expected to be approximately flat.
The company currently expects full fiscal year 2021 adjusted EBITDA to be between $358 million and $385 million.
Additional current expectations are provided on slide 9 in the related slide presentation.
RELATED SLIDE PRESENTATION
A slide presentation related to this press release will be available at cmcmaterials.com in the Quarterly Results section of the Investor Relations center at approximately the same time that this press release is issued.
CMC Materials’ quarterly earnings conference call will be held at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time) on Thursday, November 12. The conference call will be available via live webcast and replay from the company’s website, cmcmaterials.com, or by phone at (833) 714-0937. Callers outside the U.S. may dial (778) 560-2685. The conference code for the call is 7063856. A transcript of the formal comments made during the conference call will also be available in the Investor Relations section of the company’s website.
ABOUT CMC MATERIALS, INC.
CMC Materials, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a leading global supplier of consumable materials to semiconductor manufacturers and pipeline companies. The company’s products play a critical role in the production of advanced semiconductor devices, helping to enable the manufacture of smaller, faster and more complex devices by its customers. CMC Materials, Inc. is also a leading provider of performance materials to pipeline operators. The company's mission is to create value by delivering high-performing and innovative solutions that solve its customers’ challenges. The company has approximately 2,100 employees globally. For more information about CMC Materials, Inc., visit www.cmcmaterials.com, or contact Colleen Mumford, Vice President, Communications and Marketing, at 630-499-2600.
USE OF CERTAIN GAAP AND NON-GAAP ADJUSTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
The company’s financial results are provided in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) and using certain non-GAAP financial measures. In particular, the Company presents the following non-GAAP financial measures: adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow, and net debt. The company has also presented the following non-GAAP pro forma measures: adjusted pro forma EBITDA, adjusted pro forma EBITDA margin, adjusted pro forma net income and adjusted pro forma diluted earnings per share. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and excludes certain items that affect comparability from period to period. Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue. The non-GAAP pro forma measures present the results as if the company’s acquisition of KMG Chemicals, Inc. (“KMG”)(“Acquisition”), had been included in the company’s results beginning October 1, 2018 and adjusts for certain items that affect comparability from period to period.
The non-GAAP financial measures provided in this press release is a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the company’s financial results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the investor's understanding about the company's ongoing operations. Specifically, the company believes the impact of the adjustments related to the Acquisition, such as expenses incurred to complete the Acquisition and related integration and acquisition-related amortization expenses, costs of restructuring related to the wood treatment business and related adjustments in fiscal 2020, costs related to the KMG-Bernuth warehouse fire net of insurance recovery, costs incurred in fiscal 2020 related to the COVID-19 pandemic (“Pandemic”) net of grants received, the effects of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017 in the United States (“Tax Act”) and the issued final regulations related to the Tax Act, and in fiscal 2019, impact of fair value adjustments to inventory acquired from KMG, are not indicative of its core operating results and thus presents these certain measures excluding these effects. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures and non-GAAP pro forma measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to their most comparable GAAP measures are included in the financial statements portion of this press release.
Adjusted EBITDA for the Electronic Materials and Performance Materials segments is presented in conformity with Accounting Standards Codification Topic 280, Segment Reporting. This measure is reported to the chief operating decision maker for purposes of making decisions about allocating resources to the segments and assessing their performance. For these reasons, this measure is excluded from the definition of non-GAAP financial measures under the SEC Regulation G and Item 10(e) of Regulation S-K.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects including, for example, future sales and operating results; growth or contraction, and trends in the industries and markets in which the company participates such as the semiconductor, and oil and gas, industries; the acquisition of, investment in, or collaboration with other entities, including the company’s acquisition of KMG, and the expected benefits and synergies of such acquisitions; divestment or disposition, or cessation of investment in certain, of the company’s businesses; new product introductions; development of new products, technologies and markets; product performance; the financial conditions of the company's customers; the competitive landscape that relates to the company’s business; the company's supply chain; natural disasters; various economic or political factors and international or national events, including related to global public health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and the enactment of trade sanctions, tariffs, or other similar matters; the generation, protection and acquisition of intellectual property, and litigation related to such intellectual property or third party intellectual property; environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, and related compliance; the operation of facilities by the company; the company's management; foreign exchange fluctuation; the company's current or future tax rate, including the effects of changes to tax laws in the jurisdictions in which the company operates; cybersecurity threats; financing facilities and related debt, pay off or payment of principal and interest, and compliance with covenants and other terms; and, uses and investment of the company's cash balance, including dividends and share repurchases, which may be suspended, terminated or modified at any time for any reason by the company, based on a variety of factors. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about CMC Materials’ beliefs, plans and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations of CMC Materials’ management and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. For information about factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, please refer to CMC Materials’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the risk factors contained in CMC Materials’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 to be filed by November 27, 2020, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. Except as required by law, CMC Materials undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements made by it to reflect new information, subsequent events or circumstances.
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1 Represents adjustments to previously recorded severance liability related to the wood treatment business.
SUPPLEMENTAL UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED COMBINED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
The following Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information is presented to illustrate the estimated effects of the company’s acquisition of KMG (the “Acquisition”), which was consummated on November 15, 2018 (the “Acquisition Date”), based on the historical results of operations of CMC Materials and KMG. The following Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Statements of Income for the twelve months ended September 30, 2019 are based on the historical financial statements of CMC Materials and KMG after giving effect to the Acquisition, and the assumptions and adjustments described in the accompanying notes to these Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Statements of Income.
The historical CMC Materials Consolidated Statement of Income for the twelve months ended September 30, 2019 was based upon and should be read in conjunction with, the CMC Materials historical audited consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes as of and for the year ended September 30, 2019 included in CMC Materials Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on November 27, 2019. The historical KMG Consolidated Statements of Income for the twelve months ended September 30, 2019 includes information derived from KMG’s books and records. Prior to the Acquisition, KMG was on a July 31st fiscal year end reporting cycle. These pro forma financials include KMG’s actual pre-acquisition results with the months aligned to CMC Materials’ fiscal periods, and therefore, they do not align with consolidated financial statements included in KMG’s Quarterly or Annual Reports on Form 10-Q or 10-K.
The Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Statements of Income are presented as if the Acquisition had been consummated on October 1, 2017, the first business day of our 2018 fiscal year, and combine the historical results of CMC Materials and KMG, which is consistent with internal management reporting, after primarily giving effect to the following assumptions and adjustments:
The Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information was prepared using the acquisition method of accounting, which requires, among other things, that assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination be recognized at their fair values as of the completion of the acquisition. We utilized estimated fair values at the Acquisition Date to allocate the total consideration exchanged to the net tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed. This allocation was completed in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020.
The Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined financial information has been prepared on the basis of SEC Regulation S-X Article 11 and is not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that would have been realized had the transactions been completed as of the dates indicated, nor are they meant to be indicative of our anticipated combined future results. In addition, the accompanying Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Statements of Income do not reflect any additional anticipated synergies, operating efficiencies, cost savings, or any integration costs that may result from the Acquisition.
The historical consolidated financial information has been adjusted in the accompanying Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Statements of Income to give effect to unaudited pro forma events that are (1) directly attributable to the transaction, (2) factually supportable and (3) are expected to have a continuing impact on the results of operations of the combined company. As a result, under SEC Regulation S-X Article 11, certain non-recurring expenses such as deal costs and compensation expenses related to severance or accelerated stock compensation and certain non-cash costs related to the fair value step-up of inventory are eliminated from pro forma results in the periods presented. Certain recurring historical KMG expenses related to depreciation, amortization, financing costs and costs of sales have been adjusted as if the Acquisition had occurred on October 1, 2017.
The Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information, including the related notes included herein, should be read in conjunction with CMC Materials’ Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed on January 30, 2019, as well as our consolidated financial statements included in this release and the historical consolidated financial statements and related notes of CMC Materials and KMG, which are available to the public at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
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1 KMG results that occurred prior to the Acquisition on November 15, 2018.
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Adjustments included in the accompanying Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Statements of Income are as follows:
We calculated the income tax effect of the pro forma adjustments using a 21.4% tax rate, which represents the weighted average statutory tax rate for the year ended September 30, 2019.
We calculated the unaudited pro forma weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding by adding the number of shares issued in the Acquisition to the amount disclosed in the historical CMC Quarterly and Annual Reports on Form 10-Q and 10-K. The basic and diluted EPS calculation takes pro forma net income divided by the applicable number of shares outstanding.
Reconciliation of Pro Forma and Non-GAAP Adjusted Pro Forma Information
The company reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. GAAP and pro forma information in accordance with SEC Regulation S-X Article 11. However, management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures that reflect the way that management evaluates the business may provide investors with additional information regarding the company’s results, trends and ongoing performance on a comparable basis. These measures, referred to as, “adjusted pro forma”, begin with pro forma results that are prepared in accordance with SEC Regulation S-X Article 11 and are then adjusted for the following additional items:
Reconciliations for these items are provided below. Amounts in thousands, except per share and percentage amounts.
1 Tax effect on the adjustments was calculated using the U.S. Federal and state blended tax rate for the respective periods as the related adjustments are mainly U.S. driven.