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Zebra Technologies Announces Record Sales for the 2014 Second Quarter

Acquisition expenses of $20.4 million related to the pending acquisition of the Enterprise Business of Motorola Solutions

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) today reported record 2014 second quarter net sales of $288,421,000, up 13.9% from $253,160,000 for the second quarter of 2013. Diluted earnings per share of $0.54 for the second quarter of 2014 include $20,364,000 in acquisition expenses related to the pending acquisition of the Enterprise business of Motorola Solutions, which was announced on April 15, 2014. Diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2013 were $0.60 and include $618,000 of acquisition expenses.

For the second quarter of 2014, non-GAAP net income was $43,265,000, or $0.84 per diluted share, up 35.5% from $31,959,000, or $0.62 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2013.

Summary Financial Performance (Unaudited)


2Q14

2Q13

Change

Net sales (in 000s)

$  288,421

$   253,160

13.9%

Gross margin (%)

49.3

47.8

 1.5 pts.





GAAP net income (in 000s)

$    27,557

$     30,566

(9.8)%

GAAP Diluted EPS

$        0.54

$         0.60

(10.0)%





Non-GAAP net income (in 000s) 

$    43,265

$     31,959

35.4%

Non-GAAP Diluted EPS

$        0.84

$         0.62

35.5%







(1)

A Reconciliation of Non-GAAP financial information to GAAP information is available in the financial tables in this release.

"Zebra continued to extend its industry leadership, with effective execution on a proven business strategy," stated Anders Gustafsson, Zebra's chief executive officer. "Our singular focus of delivering products and solutions that deliver increasing levels of visibility into the operations of our customers is driving more business and greater opportunities for growth. During the second quarter, we made good progress on integration planning for the pending acquisition of Motorola's Enterprise business. We remain enthusiastic about the compelling strategy supporting the transaction. The combination of the businesses will make Zebra the industry leader in Asset Enterprise Intelligence, and position the company to increasingly benefit from important trends in mobility, cloud computing and data analytics."

As of June 28, 2014, Zebra had $528,581,000 in cash and investments, and no long-term debt. Net inventories were $126,103,000, and net accounts receivable were $165,426,000.

Discussion and Analysis – Second Quarter

  • Net sales growth of 13.9% from the comparable quarter a year ago resulted from sales growth across all product categories, with notable increases in supplies, services, and tabletop, desktop and mobile printers. The increase in service revenue was modestly affected by the December 2013 acquisition of Hart Systems LLC, which also contributed to growth in North American sales. Performance in North American sales also reflects an increase in shipments of large enterprise deals. The Europe, Middle East and Africa region benefited from improved business activity, with notable sales to retail customers. Movement in foreign currency, net of hedges, increased sales by $3,523,000.
  • Gross margin of 49.3%, versus 47.8% in 2013, reflects higher sales across all regions and product volumes across all product categories, lower product costs, and a reduction in freight costs. Favorable movements in foreign currency, net of hedges, increased second quarter gross profit by $1,867,000
  • Operating expenses for the second quarter increased 28.9%, primarily as a result of increased compensation, acquisition and amortization costs as a result of the December 2013 acquisition of Hart Systems LLC. Acquisition costs consist of transactions costs and integration activities related to the pending acquisition of the Enterprise business of Motorola Solutions, which was announced in April 2014.
  • During the second quarter, Zebra entered into forward interest rate swaps to hedge potential movements in interest rates associated with the anticipated debt funding for the acquisition of Motorola's Enterprise business. A decline in interest rates resulted in a $2,433,000 loss in the value of the hedging instruments for the quarter.  
  • Effective income tax rate of 11.1% reflects the effect of acquisition costs on income primarily in the U.S. These higher costs are resulting in a higher than normal percentage of income generated from jurisdictions with lower effective income tax rates.

Third Quarter Outlook

Zebra announced its financial forecast for the third quarter of 2014. Net sales are expected within a range of $285,000,000 to $295,000,000. Non-GAAP earnings per share are expected within a range of $0.81 to $0.91, excluding certain expenses including those associated with the acquisition of Motorola's Enterprise business, and assuming an income tax rate of 20.0%.

Conference Call Notification

Investors are invited to listen to a live webcast of Zebra's conference call discussing the company's financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The conference call will be held at 9:00 AM Eastern Time today. To listen to the call, visit the company's website at http://www.zebra.com.

Forward-looking Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements, as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, the statements regarding the company's financial forecast for the third quarter of 2013 stated in the paragraph above captioned "Third Quarter Outlook." Similarly, statements herein that describe the proposed transaction between Zebra and Motorola Solutions including, its financial impact, and other statements of managements' beliefs, intentions, or goals are also forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ from those expressed or implied in the company's forward-looking statements. These statements represent estimates only as of the date they were made. Zebra undertakes no obligation, other than as may be required by law, to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or any other reason after the date of this release.

These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions and are subject to the risks and uncertainties inherent in Zebra's industry, market conditions, general domestic and international economic conditions, and other factors. These factors include customer acceptance of Zebra's hardware and software products and competitors' product offerings, and the potential effects of technological changes. The continued uncertainty over future global economic conditions, the availability of credit, capital markets volatility, may have adverse effects on Zebra, its suppliers and its customers. In addition, a disruption in our ability to obtain products from vendors as a result of supply chain constraints, natural disasters or other circumstances could restrict sales and negatively affect customer relationships. Profits and profitability will be affected by Zebra's ability to control manufacturing and operating costs. Because of a large investment portfolio, interest rates and financial market conditions will also have an impact on results. Foreign exchange rates will have an effect on financial results because of the large percentage of our international sales. The outcome of litigation in which Zebra may be involved is another factor. The success of integrating acquisitions, including Hart Systems, could also affect profitability, reported results and the company's competitive position in it industry. These and other factors could have an adverse effect on Zebra's sales, gross profit margins and results of operations and increase the volatility of our financial results. When used in this release and documents referenced, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," and "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to the company or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying these statements. Descriptions of the risks, uncertainties and other factors that could affect the company's future operations and results can be found in Zebra's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, readers are referred to Zebra's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.

About Zebra Technologies

A global leader in enterprise asset intelligence, Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) offers solutions that give a virtual voice to an organization's assets, people and transactions, enabling organizations to unlock greater business value. The company's extensive portfolio of innovative and reliable marking and printing products, RFID and real-time location solutions, illuminates mission-critical information that help customers take smarter business actions. For more information about Zebra's solutions, visit http://www.zebra.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures, consisting of "EBITDA," "Adjusted EBITDA," "Non-GAAP net income" and "Non-GAAP earnings per share" in addition to measure our operating performance. Management presents these measures to focus on the on-going operations and believes it is useful to investors because they enable them to perform meaningful comparisons of past and present operating results. Reconciliations of Operating Income to EBITDA, EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA, and GAAP net income to Non-GAAP net income are included in the financial schedules contained in this press release. These measures, however, should not be construed as an alternative to any other measure of performance determined in accordance with GAAP.

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ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in thousands)

 



June 28,
2014


December 31,
2013

ASSETS

(Unaudited)



Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$       70,349


$       62,827

Investments and marketable securities

455,644


350,380

Accounts receivable, net

165,426


176,917

Inventories, net

126,103


121,023

Deferred income taxes

19,810


19,810

Income tax receivable

8,860


7,622

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

13,055


15,524

Total current assets

859,247


754,103





Property and equipment at cost, less accumulated depreciation and amortization

107,115


109,588

Goodwill

155,800


155,800

Other intangibles, net

63,629


68,968

Other assets

33,178


31,353

                   Total assets

$  1,218,969


$  1,119,812





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY








Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$       31,752


$       34,688

Accrued liabilities

65,518


61,962

Deferred revenue

16,896


15,506

Income taxes payable

9,112


6,898

Total current liabilities

123,278


119,054

Long-term deferred tax liability

28,471


25,492

Deferred rent

1,484


1,131

Other long-term liabilities

17,674


15,477

                   Total liabilities

170,907


161,154





Stockholders' equity:




Class A Common Stock

722


722

Additional paid-in capital

149,475


143,295

Treasury stock

(666,084)


(678,456)

Retained earnings

1,572,041


1,502,878

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(8,092)


(9,781)

Total stockholders' equity

1,048,062


958,658

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$  1,218,969


$  1,119,812

 

 

ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 28,
2014


June 29,
2013


June 28,
2014


June 29,
2013

Net sales:








  Net sales of tangible products

$     270,049


$     239,909


$     531,941


$     465,030

  Revenue from services and software

18,372


13,251


44,748


25,067

Total net sales

288,421


253,160


576,689


490,097









Cost of sales:








  Cost of sales of tangible products

136,962


125,664


267,411


242,775

  Cost of services and software

9,290


6,589


19,171


13,350

Total cost of sales

146,252


132,253


286,582


256,125









Gross profit

142,169


120,907


290,107


233,972









Operating expenses:








   Selling and marketing

35,755


33,830


71,171


67,345

   Research and development

23,710


23,201


46,567


45,059

   General and administrative

26,321


24,053


54,712


49,329

   Amortization of intangible assets

2,667


1,863


5,339


3,726

   Acquisition costs

20,364


618


25,291


1,100

   Exit and restructuring costs

287


1,101


554


2,996

Total operating expenses

109,104


84,666


203,634


169,555









Operating income

33,065


36,241


86,473


64,417









Other income (expense):








   Investment income

379


473


800


1,150

   Foreign exchange income (loss)

43


(462)


(249)


(560)

   Loss on interest rate swaps

(2,433)


0


(2,433)


0

   Other, net

(57)


1,464


(49)


1,473

Total other income

(2,068)


1,475


(1,931)


2,063









Income from continuing operations before income taxes

30,997


37,716


84,542


66,480

Income taxes

3,440


7,158


15,379


12,380









Income from continuing operations

27,557


30,558


69,163


54,100

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

0


8


0


8

Net income

$       27,557


$       30,566


$       69,163


$       54,108









Basic earnings per share:








   Income from continuing operations

$          0.54


$          0.60


$          1.37


$          1.06

   Income from discontinued operations

0.00


0.00


0.00


0.00

      Net income

$          0.54


$          0.60


$          1.37


$          1.06

Diluted earnings per share:








   Income from continuing operations

$          0.54


$          0.60


$          1.35


$          1.05

   Income from discontinued operations

0.00


0.00


0.00


0.00

      Net income

$          0.54


$          0.60


$          1.35


$          1.05









Basic weighted average shares outstanding

50,606


50,900


50,509


50,929

Diluted weighted average and equivalent shares outstanding

51,278


51,283


51,129


51,310

 

 

ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 28, 2014


June 29, 2013


June 28, 2014


June 29, 2013









Net income

$       27,557


$       30,566


$       69,163


$       54,108









Other comprehensive income (loss):








   Unrealized gains (losses) on hedging transactions, net of income taxes

776


(391)


1,389


1,352

   Unrealized holding gains (losses) on investments, net of income taxes

348


(867)


496


(939)

   Foreign currency translation adjustment

(29)


223


(196)


317









Comprehensive income

$       28,652


$       29,531


$       70,852


$       54,838

 

 

ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 



Six Months Ended


June 28, 2014


June 29, 2013

Cash flows from operating activities:




        Net income

$    69,163


$    54,108

        Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in)




        operating activities:




                Depreciation and amortization

18,096


15,412

                Share-based compensation

7,110


6,504

                Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation

(3,947)


(3,727)

                Loss on sale of property and equipment

49


182

                Deferred income taxes

2,979


4,439

                Loss on forward interest rate swaps

2,433


0

                Changes in assets and liabilities:




                        Accounts receivable, net

11,359


(1,976)

                        Inventories, net

(5,061)


14,190

                        Other assets

2,583


1,313

                        Accounts payable

(5,336)


3,263

                        Accrued liabilities

3,535


(6,094)

                        Deferred revenue

502


1,585

                        Income taxes

4,706


476

                        Other operating activities

1,742


1,381

                                Net cash provided by operating activities

109,913


91,056





Cash flows from investing activities:




        Purchases of property and equipment

(7,962)


(8,547)

        Acquisition of intangible assets  

0


(500)

        Purchase of long-term investments  

(1,213)


(604)

        Purchase of investments and marketable securities

(276,400)


(231,174)

        Maturities of investments and marketable securities

20,852


19,188

        Proceeds from sales of investments and marketable securities

150,781


142,230

                                Net cash used in investing activities

(113,942)


(79,407)





Cash flows from financing activities:




        Purchase of treasury stock

0


(28,563)

        Proceeds from exercise of stock options and stock purchase plan purchases

7,711


4,104

        Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation

3,947


3,727

                                Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

11,658


(20,732)





Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(107)


229





Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

7,522


(8,854)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

62,827


64,740

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$   70,349


$   55,886





Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:




 Income taxes paid, net

$     7,627


$     5,346

 

 

ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUPPLEMENTAL SALES INFORMATION

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)


SALES BY PRODUCT CATEGORY



Three Months Ended






June 28,


June 29,


Percent


Percent of


Percent of

Product Category

2014


2013


Change


Net Sales 2014


Net Sales 2013

Hardware

$     203,215


$     178,938


13.6


70.5


70.8

Supplies

65,279


59,618


9.5


22.6


23.5

Service and software

18,372


13,251


38.6


6.4


5.2

   Subtotal products

286,866


251,807


13.9


99.5


99.5

Shipping and handling

1,555


1,353


14.9


0.5


0.5

   Total net sales

$     288,421


$     253,160


13.9


100.0


100.0

 


Six Months Ended






June 28,


June 29,


Percent


Percent of


Percent of

Product Category

2014


2013


Change


Net Sales – 2014


Net Sales – 2013

Hardware

$     399,432


$     345,630


15.6


69.3


70.6

Supplies

128,783


116,741


10.3


22.3


23.8

Service and software

44,748


25,067


78.5


7.8


5.1

   Subtotal products

572,963


487,438


17.5


99.4


99.5

Shipping and handling

3,726


2,659


40.1


0.6


0.5

   Total net sales

$     576,689


$     490,097


17.7


100.0


100.0

 

SALES BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION



Three Months Ended






June 28,


June 29,


Percent


Percent of


Percent of

Geographic Region

2014


2013


Change


Net Sales 2014


Net Sales 2013

Europe, Middle East and Africa

$       94,200


$       80,913


16.4


32.7


32.0

Latin America

25,204


24,322


3.6


8.7


9.6

Asia-Pacific

40,334


36,973


9.1


14.0


14.6

   Total International

159,738


142,208


12.3


55.4


56.2

North America

128,683


110,952


16.0


44.6


43.8

   Total net sales

$     288,421


$     253,160


13.9


100.0


100.0

 


Six Months Ended






June 28,


June 29,


Percent


Percent of


Percent of

Geographic Region

2014


2013


Change


Net Sales – 2014


Net Sales – 2013

Europe, Middle East and Africa

$     185,639


$     158,586


17.1


32.2


32.4

Latin America

50,844


47,454


7.1


8.8


9.7

Asia-Pacific

78,301


69,882


12.0


13.6


14.3

   Total International

314,784


275,922


14.1


54.6


56.4

North America

261,905


214,175


22.3


45.4


43.6

   Total net sales

$     576,689


$     490,097


17.7


100.0


100.0

 

 

ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME

(Amounts in thousands, except per-share data)

(Unaudited)

 



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 28, 2014


June 29, 2013


June 28,
2014


June 29,
2013









Net income (GAAP)

$   27,557


$   30,566


$     69,163


$     54,108









        Acquisition costs

$   20,364


$        618


$     25,291


$       1,100

        Exit and restructuring costs

287


1,101


554


2,996

        Loss on interest rate swaps

2,433


0


2,433


0

        Effect on income taxes

(7,376)


(326)


(5,144)


(763)

Total adjustments

$   15,708


$     1,393


$     23,134


$        3,333

Net income (Non-GAAP)

$   43,265


$   31,959


$     92,297


$      57,441


GAAP net income per share








       Basic

$       0.54


$       0.60


$         1.37


$          1.06

       Diluted

$       0.54


$       0.60


$         1.35


$          1.05

Non-GAAP  net income per share








       Basic

$       0.85


$       0.63


$         1.83


$          1.13

       Diluted

$       0.84


$       0.62


$         1.81


$          1.12









Basic weighted average shares outstanding

50,606


50,900


50,509


50,929

Diluted weighted average and equivalent shares outstanding

51,278


51,283


51,129


51,310

 

 

ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

GAAP to NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(Amounts in thousands, except per-share data)

(Unaudited)

 



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 28, 2014


June 29, 2013


June 28,
2014


June 29,
2013

Operating Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA








Operating income (GAAP)

$    33,065


$    36,241


$      86,473


$        64,417

        Depreciation

6,427


6,178


12,757


11,687

        Amortization of intangible assets

2,667


1,863


5,339


3,726

                EBITDA (Non-GAAP)

$   42,159


$   44,282


$   104,569


$        79,830









        Acquisition costs

20,364


618


25,291


1,100

        Exit and restructuring costs

287


1,101


554


2,996

        Stock-based compensation expense

4,144


4,358


7,110


6,504

        Loss on interest rate swaps

2,433


0


2,433


0

                Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)

$   69,387


$   50,359


$   139,957


$        90,430

 

SOURCE Zebra Technologies Corporation

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René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Dhiraj Sehgal works in Delphix's product and solution organization. His focus has been DevOps, DataOps, private cloud and datacenters customers, technologies and products. He has wealth of experience in cloud focused and virtualized technologies ranging from compute, networking to storage. He has spoken at Cloud Expo for last 3 years now in New York and Santa Clara.
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and innovate at scale. Cloud and cognitive technologies can help them leverage hidden data in SAP/ERP systems to fuel their businesses to accelerate digital transformation success.
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple cloud provider environments. Yet, despite this portability promise, developers may include configuration and application definitions that constrain or even eliminate application portability. In this session we'll describe best practices for "configuration as code" in a Kubernetes environment. We will demonstrate how a properly constructed containerized app can be deployed to both Amazon and Azure ...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.