MILFORD, Mass., Jul 25, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Waters Corporation (NYSE/WAT) reported today second quarter 2006 sales of $302 million, an increase of 6% over sales of $285 million in the second quarter of 2005. In the quarter, the effects of foreign currency translation did not positively or negatively affect this sales growth rate. On a GAAP basis, earnings per diluted share (E.P.S.) for the second quarter were $0.46, compared to $0.46 for the second quarter in 2005. On a non-GAAP basis, including the adjustments noted in the attached reconciliation, E.P.S. grew 15% to $0.53 in the second quarter of 2006 from $0.46 in the second quarter of 2005.
Through the first six months of 2006, sales for the Company were $592 million, a 7% increase over sales in the first six months of 2005 of $553 million. Without the effects of foreign currency translation, the Company's organic sales growth rate was 9% as currency translation reduced its reported sales growth rate by approximately 2%. E.P.S. through the first six months of 2006 were $0.87 compared to $0.84 for the comparable period in 2005. On a non-GAAP basis and including adjustments on the attached reconciliation, E.P.S. grew 21% in the first six months of 2006 to $1.03 in 2006 from $0.85 in 2005.
Commenting on the quarter, Douglas Berthiaume, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer said, "Our results in the second quarter indicate a continuation of the trends we experienced earlier this year, including: continued expansion of businesses in China and India, strong industrial spending and growing demand for ACQUITY UPLC(TM) technology. In the quarter, we also introduced exciting new mass spectrometry instruments that we will begin shipping in the second half of 2006. We were very encouraged by the excitement that these new systems generated at the ASMS conference in late May and feel that the powerful combination of ACQUITY UPLC and new Waters mass spectrometry technologies will help to further stimulate demand as we look to the remainder of 2006 and beyond."
As communicated in a prior press release, Waters Corporation will webcast its second quarter 2006 financial results conference call this morning, July 25, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. eastern time. To listen to the call, connect to www.waters.info , choose Investor Relations and click on the Live Webcast. A replay of the call will be available through August 1, 2006, similarly by webcast and also by phone at 203-369-0188.
Waters Corporation holds worldwide leading positions in three complementary analytical technologies - liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis. These markets account for approximately $5.0 billion of the overall $20 - $25 billion analytical instrument market.
This release contains "forward-looking" statements regarding future results and events, including statements regarding expected financial results, future growth and customer demand that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, the words, "believes", "anticipates", "plans", "expects", "intends", "appears", "estimates", "projects", and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The Company's actual future results may differ significantly from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements within this release for a variety of reasons, including and without limitation, fluctuations in capital expenditures by the Company's customers, in particular large pharmaceutical companies, regulatory and/or administrative obstacles to the timely completion of purchase order documentation, introduction of competing products by other companies, such as improved research-grade mass spectrometers, and/or higher speed and/or more sensitive liquid chromatographs, pressures on prices from competitors and/or customers, regulatory obstacles to new product introductions, lack of acceptance of new products, other changes in the demands of the Company's healthcare and pharmaceutical company customers, changes in distribution of the Company's products, changes in the healthcare market and the pharmaceutical industry, loss of market share through competition, potential product liability or other claims against the Company as a result of the use of its products, risks associated with lawsuits and other legal actions particularly involving claims for infringement of patents and other intellectual property rights, the short-term impact to 2006 operating results from cost savings initiatives the Company implemented in February 2006, and foreign exchange rate fluctuations affecting translation of the Company's future non-U.S. operating results. Such factors and others are discussed more fully in the section entitled "Risk Factors" of the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended April 1, 2006, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which "Risk Factors" discussion is incorporated by reference in this release. The forward-looking statements included in this release represent the Company's estimates or views as of the date of this release report and should not be relied upon as representing the Company's estimates or views as of any date subsequent to the date of this release.
Waters Corporation and Subsidiaries Consolidated Statements of Operations (In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended July 1, July 2, July 1, July 2, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Net sales 301,899 284,630 592,117 552,935 Cost of sales (1) 126,004 117,066 246,632 228,867 Gross profit 175,895 167,564 345,485 324,068 Selling and administrative expenses (1) 88,968 82,861 174,506 163,456 Research and development expenses (1) 19,655 16,485 38,698 33,232 Purchased intangibles amortization 1,383 1,266 2,577 2,548 Restructuring and other unusual charges (2) 2,974 - 7,326 - Operating income 62,915 66,952 122,378 124,832 Interest expense, net (6,272) (463) (12,408) (99) Income from operations before income taxes 56,643 66,489 109,970 124,733 Provision for income taxes 8,863 12,424 18,035 24,073 Net income 47,780 54,065 91,935 100,660 Net income per basic common share $ 0.46 $ 0.47 $ 0.89 $ 0.86 Weighted average number of basic common shares 103,010 116,092 103,795 117,405 Net income per diluted common share $ 0.46 $ 0.46 $ 0.87 $ 0.84 Weighted average number of diluted common shares and equivalents 104,337 117,722 105,192 119,456 (1) Effective January 1, 2006, Waters Corporation adopted FAS 123(R), "Share-Based Payment". Accordingly, for the three months and six months ended July 1, 2006, stock-based compensation was accounted for under FAS 123 (R), while for the three months and six months ended July 2, 2005, stock-based compensation was accounted for under APB No. 25, Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees." The amounts in the consolidated statements of operations above include stock-based compensation as follows: (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended July 1, July 2, July 1, July 2, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Cost of sales 1,101 - 2,252 - Selling and administrative expenses 4,813 579 9,796 668 Research and development expenses 1,188 - 2,568 - Total stock-based compensation 7,102 579 14,616 668 (2) The results for the three months and six months ended July 1, 2006 include restructuring and other incremental costs in relation to a cost reduction plan implemented in February 2006. Waters Corporation and Subsidiaries Consolidated Statements of Operations (In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended July 1, July 2, July 1, July 2, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Reconciliation of income per diluted share, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, with adjusted results: Income per diluted share $ 0.46 $ 0.46 $ 0.87 $ 0.84 ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- Adjustment for stock- based compensation, net of tax 5,111 467 10,724 538 Income per diluted share effect 0.05 0.00 0.10 0.00 ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- Adjustment for restructuring and other unusual charges, net of tax 2,477 - 6,037 - Income per diluted share effect 0.02 - 0.06 - ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- Adjusted income per diluted share: $ 0.53 $ 0.46 $ 1.03 $ 0.85 ========== ========== ========== ========== The adjusted income per diluted share presented above is used by the management of the Company to measure operating performance with prior periods and is not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The above reconciliation identifies items management has excluded as non- operational transactions. As a result of the adoption of FAS 123(R), management has excluded the stock-based compensation cost from its non-GAAP adjusted amounts to enable management and investors to perform a meaningful comparison of the Company's operating results to the prior period. In the prior period, the Company's consolidated statements of operations were not required to include the expense associated with stock-based compensation and now the Company must include the expense in the consolidated statements of operations. Management has excluded the restructuring charges from its non-GAAP adjusted amounts since management believes that these charges are not directly related to ongoing operations thereby providing investors with information that helps to compare ongoing operating performance. Waters Corporation and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (In thousands and unaudited) July 1, December 31, 2006 2005 Cash and cash equivalents 489,556 493,588 Accounts receivable 238,352 256,809 Inventories 161,843 131,554 Other current assets 35,020 31,041 Total current assets 924,771 912,992 Property, plant and equipment, net 144,102 141,030 Other assets 400,677 374,909 Total assets 1,469,550 1,428,931 Notes payable and debt 362,345 326,286 Accounts payable and accrued expenses 311,305 277,605 Total current liabilities 673,650 603,891 Long-term debt 500,000 500,000 Other long-term liabilities 45,332 41,408 Total liabilities 1,218,982 1,145,299 Total equity 250,568 283,632 Total liabilities and equity 1,469,550 1,428,931
SOURCE: Waters Corporation
Gene Cassis, 508-482-2349
Vice President of Investor Relations