– Third Quarter 2016 Revenue $584.1 million
– GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share $0.15; Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share $0.33
SUNNYVALE, Calif. , Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ –Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2016.
Third Quarter 2016 Financial Summary
Third quarter 2016 revenue of $584.1 million was up 4 percent as compared to the third quarter of 2015. Engineering and Construction revenue was $332.4 million, up 2 percent. Field Solutions revenue was $77.9 million, up 6 percent. Mobile Solutions revenue was $138.5 million, up 5 percent. Advanced Devices revenue was $35.3 million, up 15 percent.
GAAP operating income was $55.3 million, up 20 percent as compared to the third quarter of 2015. GAAP operating margin was 9.5 percent of revenue as compared to 8.2 percent of revenue in the third quarter of 2015.
GAAP net income was $39.2 million, up 6 percent as compared to the third quarter of 2015. Diluted GAAP earnings per share were $0.15 as compared to diluted GAAP earnings per share of $0.14 in the third quarter of 2015.
Non-GAAP operating income of $110.8 million was up 6 percent as compared to the third quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP operating margin was 19.0 percent of revenue as compared to 18.7 percent of revenue in the third quarter of 2015.
Non-GAAP net income of $84.0 million was up 8 percent as compared to the third quarter of 2015. Diluted non-GAAP earnings per share were $0.33 as compared to diluted non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.30 in the third quarter of 2015.
The GAAP tax rate for the quarter was 25 percent as compared to 15 percent in the third quarter of 2015, and the non-GAAP tax rate was 24 percent, unchanged from the third quarter of 2015.
Operating cash flow for the first three-quarters of 2016 was $282.0 million, up 2 percent as compared to the first three-quarters of 2015. Deferred revenue for the third quarter of 2016 was $294.3 million, up 7 percent as compared to the third quarter of 2015.
During the third quarter, Trimble repurchased approximately 0.4 million shares of its common stock for $10.0 million, and year to date has repurchased approximately 4.2 million shares for $102.2 million. Approximately $148 million remains under the current share repurchase authorization as of the end of the third quarter.
“Our results in the quarter demonstrated progress, both top and bottom line,” said Steven W. Berglund, Trimble’s president and chief executive officer. “We encountered more challenges than anticipated in the U.S., particularly in the geospatial market. Although we anticipate market ambiguities to persist into 2017, we continue to expect 2017 to be a year of growth and margin expansion.”
Forward Looking Guidance
For the fourth quarter of 2016 Trimble expects revenue to be between $562 million and $592 million with GAAP earnings per share of $0.11 to $0.16 and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.27 to $0.32. Non-GAAP guidance excludes the amortization of intangibles of $34 million related to previous acquisitions, anticipated acquisition costs of $1 million, the anticipated impact of stock-based compensation expense of $14 million, and $4 million in anticipated restructuring charges. GAAP guidance assumes a tax rate of 28 percent and non-GAAP guidance assumes a tax rate of 24 percent. Both GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share assume approximately 254 million shares outstanding.
Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details
Trimble will hold a conference call on November 1 at 2:00 p.m. PT to review its third quarter 2016 results. An accompanying slide presentation will be made available on the “Investors” section of the Trimble website, www.trimble.com, under the subheading “Events & Presentations”. The call 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 passcode is 3870795. 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.
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.