Trimble Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

Second Quarter 2014 Revenue $642.2Million, Up 11 Percent; GAAP Operating Margin 15.1 Percent; Non-GAAP Operating Margin 23.2 Percent; GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share $0.29; Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share $0.45

(PRNewswire) —  Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014.

Second Quarter 2014 Financial Highlights

  • Second quarter 2014 revenue of $642.2 million was up 11 percent as compared to the second quarter of 2013. Engineering and Construction revenue was $368.1 million, up 17 percent, with growth across all major product categories. Field Solutions revenue was $114.5 million, down 1 percent due to weakness in sales of agriculture products, partially offset by an increase in Geographic Information System (GIS) sales. Mobile Solutions revenue was $122.9 million, up 6 percent due primarily to double-digit growth in sales of transportation and logistics solutions. Advanced Devices revenue was $36.8 million, up 17 percent. Revenue in all major regions grew, with the largest percentage increases in Europe and Asia Pacific. 
  • GAAP operating income was $97.1 million, up 50 percent as compared to the second quarter of 2013. GAAP operating margin was 15.1 percent of revenue as compared to 11.3 percent of revenue in the second quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP operating income of $148.9 million was up 24 percent as compared to the second quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP operating margin was 23.2 percent of revenue as compared to 20.9 percent of revenue in the second quarter of 2013, driven primarily by growth in non-GAAP gross margin to 58.5 percent of revenue. GAAP gross margin was 55.2 percent of revenue.
  • GAAP net income was $77.8 million, up 43 percent as compared to the second quarter of 2013. Diluted GAAP earnings per share were $0.29 as compared to diluted GAAP earnings per share of $0.21 in the second quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP net income of $120.8 million was up 23 percent as compared to the second quarter of 2013. Diluted non-GAAP earnings per share were $0.45 as compared to diluted non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.38 in the second quarter of 2013. The GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates were 21 percent.
  • Operating cash flow in the quarter was $131.2 million. Year-to-date operating cash flow was $214.6 million, an increase of 25 percent over the prior year.

Subsequent to the end of the second quarter, Trimble repurchased shares pursuant to a Rule 10b-5(1) plan under its open $100 million authorization. As of close of trading August 4, the company has repurchased approximately 1.37 million shares for a total amount of $43.2 million.  

"The results for the second quarter reflect record revenue and margin performance," said Steven W. Berglund, Trimble's president and chief executive officer. "Almost all of the revenue growth was organic, which reflects generally improved market conditions outside of agriculture. Although we currently anticipate agriculture to remain a challenging market through the rest of the year, we expect our other markets will more than offset that effect. The construction industry, in particular, is accelerating adoption of our technology as the benefits become better understood." 

Forward Looking Guidance

For the third quarter of 2014 Trimble expects revenue to be between $590 million and $610 million with GAAP earnings per share of $0.19 to $0.24 and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.35 to $0.40. Non-GAAP guidance excludes the amortization of intangibles of $37 million related to previous acquisitions, anticipated acquisition costs of $4 million, and the anticipated impact of stock-based compensation expense of $11 million. Both GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share assume a 20 to 22 percent tax rate and approximately 265 million shares outstanding.

Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details

Trimble will hold a conference call on August 5, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. PT to review its second quarter 2014 results. It will be broadcast live on the Web at http://investor.trimble.com. Investors without Internet access may dial into the call at (800) 528-9198 (U.S.) or (702) 928-6633 (international). The pass code is 77461906. The replay will also be available on the Web at the address above.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

To help our investors understand our past financial performance and our future results, as well as our performance relative to competitors, we supplement the financial results that we provide in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, with non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP measures can be used to evaluate our historical and prospective financial performance, as well as our performance relative to competitors. Our management regularly uses our supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate our business, and to make operating decisions. These non-GAAP measures are among the primary factors management uses in planning for and forecasting future periods. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations that, when viewed with our GAAP results, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. Further, we believe some of our investors track our "core operating performance" as a means of evaluating our performance in the ordinary, ongoing, and customary course of our operations.  Core operating performance excludes items that are non-cash, not expected to recur or not reflective of ongoing financial results. Management also believes that looking at our core operating performance provides a supplemental way to provide consistency in period to period comparisons.

The specific non-GAAP measures, which we use along with a reconciliation to the nearest comparable GAAP measures and the explanation for why these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to investors regarding our financial condition and results of operations and why management chose to exclude selected items can be found at the end of this release. The method we use to produce non-GAAP results is not computed according to GAAP and may differ from the methods used by other companies. Our non-GAAP results are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP results, which is attached to this earnings release. Additional financial information about our use of non-GAAP results can be found on the investor relations page of our Web site at http://investor.trimble.com .

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