Press Release Details

National Instruments Reports Record Quarterly Revenue

Company Reports Record Net Income for a Quarter and a Full Year 

Q4 2019 Highlights

  • Revenue of $367 million, up 2 percent year over year
  • Orders up 9 percent year over year
  • GAAP gross margin of 75 percent
  • Non-GAAP gross margin of 78 percent
  • GAAP net income of $59 million
  • Non-GAAP net income of $73 million
  • Diluted GAAP EPS of $0.45
  • Diluted non-GAAP EPS of $0.56
  • EBITDA of $71 million
  • Cash and short-term investments of $433 million as of Dec. 31, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2020-- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced Q4 2019 revenue of $367 million, up 2 percent year over year and an all-time quarterly record.

In Q4 2019, the value of the company’s total orders was up 9 percent year over year; orders over $20,000 were up 19 percent year over year; and orders under $20,000 were down 5 percent year over year.

GAAP net income for Q4 was $59 million, with diluted earnings per share ("EPS") of $0.45, and non-GAAP net income was $73 million, with non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.56. EBITDA, or Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, was $71 million for Q4.

In Q4, GAAP gross margin was 75 percent and non-GAAP gross margin was 78 percent. Total Q4 GAAP operating expenses were $223 million, up 6 percent year over year. Total Q4 non-GAAP operating expenses were $201 million, up 1 percent year over year. GAAP operating margin was 15 percent in Q4, with GAAP operating income of $54 million, down 13 percent year over year. Non-GAAP operating margin was 23 percent in Q4, with non-GAAP operating income of $84 million, up 3 percent year over year.

"I am proud of our ability to grow in a tough industrial economy with record quarterly revenue. I believe this is a reflection of our realignment, execution to our strategy and commitment to operational excellence,” said Alex Davern, NI CEO. "I am pleased with our 9 percent year-over-year order growth in Q4 and believe we are entering 2020 with renewed momentum. I remain confident in the continued success of NI under Eric, our new CEO."

“I am honored to assume the leadership of a company that delivers innovative systems to our customers that are building some of the world's most impactful technology. As we begin a new decade of business, I believe we are in a stronger position than ever,” said Eric Starkloff, NI President and COO. “We have created a solid foundation which we believe will help accelerate our growth and achieve our long-term aspirations for all our stakeholders.”

Geographic revenue in U.S. dollar terms for Q4 2019 compared with Q4 2018 was down 1 percent in the Americas, up 18 percent in APAC and down 7 percent in EMEIA. Excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange, revenue was down 1 percent in the Americas, up 19 percent in APAC and down 5 percent in EMEIA. Historical revenue from these three regions can be found on NI’s investor website at www.ni.com/nati.

As of Dec. 31, 2019, NI had $433 million in cash and short-term investments with $224 million in cash generated from operations this year. During Q4, NI paid $33 million in dividends and repurchased approximately 800,000 shares of our common stock at an average price of $42.98 per share. For the year, we returned over $300 million to our shareholders through dividends and stock repurchases, including the repurchase of 4 million shares at an average price of $42.83 per share. The NI Board of Directors has approved a dividend increase of 4%, to $0.26 per share, payable on March 9, 2020, to stockholders of record on February 18, 2020.

The company’s non-GAAP results exclude, as applicable, the impact of stock-based compensation, amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, acquisition-related transaction costs, taxes levied on the transfer of acquired intellectual property, foreign exchange loss on acquisitions, restructuring charges, tax reform charges, disposal gain on buildings and related charitable contributions, tax effects related to businesses held for sale, gain on divestment, and capitalization and amortization of internally developed software costs. Reconciliations of the company’s GAAP and non-GAAP results are included as part of this news release.

FY 2019 Highlights

  • Revenue of $1.35 billion, flat year over year
  • GAAP gross margin of 75 percent
  • Non-GAAP gross margin of 78 percent
  • GAAP net income of $162 million, up 5 percent year over year
  • Non-GAAP net income of $217 million, up 4 percent year over year
  • Diluted GAAP EPS of $1.22
  • Diluted non-GAAP EPS of $1.63
  • EBITDA of $246 million
  • Dividends paid of $132 million, or $1.00 per share

In 2019, GAAP operating expenses were $842 million, down 1 percent year over year, and non-GAAP operating expenses were $798 million, down 2 percent year over year. GAAP net income in 2019 was $162 million, up 5 percent year over year, and non-GAAP net income in 2019 was $217 million, up 4 percent year over year.

"I am proud of our performance as we closed out the year strong. We exceeded our goal of 18% non-GAAP operating margin and achieved record net income in both Q4 and for the year,” said Karen Rapp, NI CFO. “I believe our strong results show the stability provided by our broad customer base and end-market diversity, the value customers see in our innovative platform, and our ability to scale.”

Guidance

NI currently expects Q1 revenue to be in the range of $308 million to $338 million, which would be a new Q1 record at the midpoint. At the midpoint, this represents an increase of 6% year-over-year excluding our recently divested AWR business. The company currently expects that GAAP diluted EPS will be in the range of $0.99 to $1.13 for Q1, with non-GAAP diluted EPS expected to be in the range of $0.24 to $0.38. GAAP EPS guidance for Q1 includes $0.93 from the gain on the sale of our AWR business. For 2020, NI estimates its non-GAAP effective tax rate to be approximately 17 percent to 18 percent.

Conference Call Information and Availability of Presentation Materials

Interested parties can listen to the Q4 2019 earnings conference call with NI management today, January 30, at 4:00 p.m. CT at www.ni.com/call or dial (855) 212-2361 and enter confirmation code 6598515. Replay information is available by calling (855) 859-2056, confirmation code 6598515, shortly after the call through February 1 at 11:59 p.m. CT or by visiting the company’s website at www.ni.com/call.

Non-GAAP Presentation

In addition to disclosing results determined in accordance with GAAP, NI discloses certain non-GAAP operating results and non-GAAP information that exclude certain charges. In this news release, the company has presented its gross profit, gross margin, operating expenses, operating income, operating margin, income before income taxes, provision for income taxes, net income, net margin and diluted EPS for the three-month and 12-month periods ending Dec. 31, 2019 and 2018, on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. NI is also providing guidance on its non-GAAP diluted EPS and expected effective tax rate. The company is not able to provide guidance on its GAAP tax rate or a related reconciliation without unreasonable efforts since its future GAAP tax rate depends on its future stock price and related information that is not currently available.

In the quarter ended June 30, 2018, NI began moving toward more frequent releases for many of its software products. Specifically, for many of its software development projects, NI started applying agile development methodologies, which are characterized by a more dynamic development process with more frequent and iterative revisions to a product release's features and functions as the software is being developed. Due to the shorter development cycle and focus on rapid production associated with agile development, NI expects that for a significant majority of its software development projects the costs incurred subsequent to the achievement of technological feasibility will be immaterial in future periods and it expects to record significantly less capitalized software development costs than under its historical software development approaches. NI also expects amortization of previously capitalized software development costs to steadily decline as previously capitalized software development costs become fully amortized over the next four years. As a result, beginning with its non-GAAP metrics for the three months ended June 30, 2018, NI has been excluding the net effects of capitalization and amortization of software development costs from its non-GAAP operating results, along with its previously excluded non-GAAP items, and providing a reconciliation of such non-GAAP results to its GAAP results. NI believes these changes are useful to investors as they provide greater comparability between its R&D spend in future periods. NI also makes available on its website its historical non-GAAP results, excluding the effects of software capitalization and amortization together with other applicable non-GAAP adjustments, for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2005 through December 31, 2019.

When presenting non-GAAP information, the company includes a reconciliation of the non-GAAP results to the GAAP results. Management believes that including the non-GAAP results assists investors in assessing the company’s operational performance and its performance relative to its competitors. The company presents these non-GAAP results as a complement to results provided in accordance with GAAP, and these results should not be regarded as a substitute for GAAP. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to manage and assess the profitability and performance of its business and does not consider stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, acquisition-related transaction costs, taxes levied on the transfer of acquired intellectual property, foreign exchange loss on acquisitions, restructuring charges, tax reform charges, disposal gains on buildings and related charitable contributions, tax effects related to businesses held-for-sale, gain on divestment, and capitalization and amortization of internally developed software costs in managing its operations. Specifically, management uses non-GAAP measures to plan and forecast future periods; to establish operational goals; to compare with its business plan and individual operating budgets; to measure management performance for the purposes of executive compensation, including payments to be made under bonus plans; to assist the public in measuring the company’s performance relative to the company’s long-term public performance goals; to allocate resources; and, relative to the company’s historical financial performance, to enable comparability between periods. Management also considers such non-GAAP results to be an important supplemental measure of its performance.

This news release discloses the company’s EBITDA for the three-month and 12-month periods ending Dec. 31, 2019 and 2018. The company believes that including the EBITDA results assists investors in assessing the company’s operational performance relative to its competitors. A reconciliation of EBITDA to GAAP net income is included with this news release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” including statements regarding that this is a reflection of our realignment, execution to our strategy and commitment to operational excellence, believing we are entering 2020 with renewed momentum, remaining confident in the continued success of NI under Eric, our highly capable new CEO, belief that we are in a stronger position than ever, that we have created a solid foundation which we believe will help accelerate our growth and achieve our long-term aspirations for all our stakeholders, belief that our strong results show the stability provided by our broad customer base and end-market diversity, the value customers see in our innovative platform, and our ability to scale, expecting Q1 revenue to be in the range of $308 million to $338 million, expecting that GAAP diluted EPS will be in the range of $0.99 to $1.13 for Q1, with non-GAAP diluted EPS expected to be in the range of $0.24 to $0.38; estimating its non-GAAP effective tax rate to be approximately 17% to 18% percent for 2020; expecting that for a significant majority of software development projects the costs incurred subsequent to the achievement of technological feasibility will be immaterial in future periods; expecting to record significantly less capitalized software development costs than under its historical software development approaches; and expecting amortization of previously capitalized software development costs to steadily decline as previously capitalized software development costs become fully amortized over the next four years. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risk of adverse changes or fluctuations in the global economy, further adverse fluctuations in our industry, foreign exchange fluctuations, changes in the current global trade regulatory environment, fluctuations in demand for NI products including orders from NI’s large customers, component shortages, delays in the release of new products, the company’s ability to effectively manage its operating expenses, manufacturing inefficiencies and the level of capacity utilization, the impact of any recent or future acquisitions or divestitures by NI, expense overruns, disruption from public health concerns and adverse effects of price changes or effective tax rates. Actual results may differ materially from the expected results.

The company directs readers to its Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2019 and the other documents it files with the SEC for other risks associated with the company’s future performance.

About NI

NI (www.ni.com) empowers engineers and scientists with a software-centric platform that incorporates modular hardware and an expansive ecosystem. This proven approach puts users firmly in control of defining what they need to accelerate their system design within test, measurement and control. NI’s solution helps build high-performance systems that exceed requirements, quickly adapt to change and ultimately improve the world. (NATI-F)

National Instruments, NI and ni.com are trademarks of National Instruments. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

 

National Instruments

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

(unaudited)

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

194,616

 

259,386

 

Short-term investments

237,983

 

271,396

 

Accounts receivable, net

248,872

 

242,955

 

Inventories, net

200,410

 

194,146

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

65,477

 

54,337

 

Total current assets

947,358

 

1,022,220

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

243,717

 

245,201

 

Goodwill

262,242

 

264,530

 

Intangible assets, net

84,083

 

110,783

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

70,407

 

 

Other long-term assets

44,082

 

28,501

 

Total assets

1,651,889

 

1,671,235

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

52,192

 

48,388

 

Accrued compensation

47,732

 

45,821

 

Deferred revenue - current

131,445

 

127,288

 

Other lease liabilities - current

13,431

 

 

Other taxes payable

40,607

 

35,574

 

Other current liabilities

20,716

 

25,913

 

Total current liabilities

306,123

 

282,984

 

 

 

 

Deferred income taxes

14,065

 

25,457

 

Liability for uncertain tax positions

6,652

 

9,775

 

Income tax payable - long-term

69,151

 

74,546

 

Deferred revenue - long-term

33,480

 

32,636

 

Operating lease liabilities - non-current

40,650

 

 

Other long-term liabilities

5,418

 

7,479

 

Total liabilities

475,539

 

432,877

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity:

 

 

Preferred stock

 

 

Common stock

1,305

 

1,327

 

Additional paid-in capital

953,578

 

897,544

 

Retained earnings

242,537

 

356,418

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(21,070

)

(16,931

)

Total stockholders' equity

1,176,350

 

1,238,358

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

1,651,889

 

1,671,235

 

 

National Instruments

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands, except per share data, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Years Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales:

 

 

 

 

 

Product

$

332,267

 

$

322,672

 

 

$

1,215,014

 

$

1,220,027

 

Software maintenance

35,201

 

37,427

 

 

138,201

 

139,105

 

Total net sales

367,468

 

360,099

 

 

1,353,215

 

1,359,132

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales:

 

 

 

 

 

Product

89,308

 

86,003

 

 

329,364

 

325,208

 

Software maintenance

1,827

 

2,026

 

 

7,527

 

8,519

 

Total cost of sales

91,135

 

88,029

 

 

336,891

 

333,727

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

276,333

 

272,070

 

 

1,016,324

 

1,025,405

 

 

75%

76%

 

75%

75%

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Sales and marketing

121,052

 

117,102

 

 

473,392

 

482,576

 

Research and development

71,471

 

66,151

 

 

272,452

 

261,072

 

General and administrative

30,129

 

26,996

 

 

122,768

 

108,878

 

Gain on sale of asset

 

 

 

(26,842

)

 

Total operating expenses

222,652

 

210,249

 

 

841,770

 

852,526

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

53,681

 

61,821

 

 

174,554

 

172,879

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

1,942

 

2,051

 

 

8,129

 

5,896

 

Net foreign exchange (loss) gain

(223

)

(1,341

)

 

(1,846

)

(3,423

)

Other (loss) income, net

(1,108

)

932

 

 

(293

)

1,101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

54,292

 

63,463

 

 

180,544

 

176,453

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Benefit) Provision for income taxes

(4,304

)

6,922

 

 

18,393

 

21,396

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

58,596

 

$

56,541

 

 

$

162,151

 

$

155,057

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

$

0.45

 

$

0.43

 

 

$

1.23

 

$

1.17

 

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.45

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

1.22

 

$

1.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding -

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

130,776

 

132,565

 

 

131,722

 

131,987

 

Diluted

131,432

 

133,617

 

 

132,734

 

133,274

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends declared per share

$

0.25

 

$

0.23

 

 

$

1.00

 

$

0.92

 

 

National Instruments

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

 

 

Years Ended December 31,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

(unaudited)

 

Cash flow from operating activities:

 

 

Net income

$

162,151

 

$

155,057

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

73,541

 

70,667

 

Stock-based compensation

51,438

 

37,616

 

Disposal gain on sale of asset

(26,842

)

 

Tax benefit from deferred income taxes

(12,680

)

(11,738

)

Net change in operating assets and liabilities

(23,203

)

22,978

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

224,405

 

274,580

 

 

 

 

Cash flow from investing activities:

 

 

Purchases of property, plant, and equipment

(60,857

)

(34,659

)

Proceeds from sale of office building

32,492

 

 

Capitalization of internally developed software

(9,065

)

(14,208

)

Additions to other intangibles

(1,209

)

(5,399

)

Acquisitions of equity-method investments

(13,670

)

 

Acquisitions, net of cash received

 

(5,534

)

Purchases of short-term investments

(185,267

)

(313,726

)

Sales and maturities of short-term investments

219,628

 

163,530

 

Net cash used by investing activities

(17,948

)

(209,996

)

 

 

 

Cash flow from financing activities:

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

33,191

 

31,601

 

Repurchase of common stock

(171,316

)

 

Dividends paid

(131,855

)

(121,537

)

Other

(837

)

(907

)

Net cash used by financing activities

(270,817

)

(90,843

)

 

 

 

Impact of changes in exchange rates on cash

(410

)

(4,519

)

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(64,770

)

(30,778

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

259,386

 

290,164

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

194,616

 

$

259,386

 

The following tables provide details with respect to the amount of GAAP charges related to stock-based compensation, amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, acquisition-related transaction costs, disposal gains on buildings and related charitable contributions, tax effects related to businesses held-for-sale, capitalization and amortization of internally developed software costs, and restructuring charges that were recorded in the line items indicated below (unaudited) (in thousands):

 

Three Months Ended

 

Years Ended

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

$

887

 

$

816

 

 

$

3,475

 

$

3,231

 

Sales and marketing

4,868

 

3,810

 

 

19,612

 

14,218

 

Research and development

4,236

 

3,489

 

 

16,265

 

12,580

 

General and administrative

3,393

 

2,010

 

 

12,086

 

7,587

 

(Benefit) provision for income taxes

(1,433

)

(1,707

)

 

(9,337

)

(7,822

)

Total

$

11,951

 

$

8,418

 

 

$

42,101

 

$

29,794

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of acquisition intangibles

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

$

823

 

$

810

 

 

$

3,348

 

$

3,258

 

Sales and marketing

485

 

505

 

 

1,970

 

2,085

 

Research and development

28

 

28

 

 

112

 

113

 

Other loss, net

124

 

 

 

409

 

 

(Benefit) provision for income taxes

(127

)

(163

)

 

(703

)

(681

)

Total

$

1,333

 

$

1,180

 

 

$

5,136

 

$

4,775

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition transaction costs, restructuring charges, and other

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

$

 

$

244

 

 

$

 

$

2,057

 

Sales and marketing

5,356

 

2,300

 

 

13,646

 

10,654

 

Research and development

3,266

 

297

 

 

4,166

 

2,092

 

General and administrative (1)

2,002

 

341

 

 

11,527

 

1,879

 

Gain on sale of asset (1)

 

 

 

(26,842

)

 

Other loss, net

 

 

 

 

709

 

(Benefit) provision for income taxes (2)

(13,477

)

237

 

 

(12,237

)

(3,749

)

Total

$

(2,853

)

$

3,419

 

 

$

(9,740

)

$

13,642

 

(1): During the third quarter of 2019, we recognized a gain of $27 million related to the sale of our Millennium property, presented within "Gain on sale of assets". During the third quarter of 2019, we also recognized a charitable contribution expense of $7 million related to a donation using a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the property, presented within "General and Administrative".

(2): During the fourth quarter of 2019, we recognized an income tax benefit of $11 million related to the recognition of deferred taxes on the outside basis difference of our AWR business, which was held-for-sale as of December 31, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Capitalization) and amortization of internally developed software costs

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

$

7,012

 

$

6,557

 

 

$

27,085

 

$

25,293

 

Research and development

(1,887

)

(1,056

)

 

(9,066

)

(14,208

)

(Benefit) Provision for income taxes

(1,076

)

(1,155

)

 

(3,784

)

(2,328

)

Total

$

4,049

 

$

4,346

 

 

$

14,235

 

$

8,757

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Instruments

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

(in thousands, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Years Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

Reconciliation of Gross Profit to Non-GAAP Gross Profit

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit, as reported

 

276,333

 

 

272,070

 

 

 

1,016,324

 

 

1,025,405

 

Stock-based compensation

 

887

 

 

816

 

 

 

3,475

 

 

3,231

 

Amortization of acquisition intangibles

 

823

 

 

810

 

 

 

3,348

 

 

3,258

 

Acquisition transaction costs and restructuring charges

 

 

 

244

 

 

 

 

 

2,057

 

Amortization of internally developed software costs

 

7,012

 

 

6,557

 

 

 

27,085

 

 

25,293

 

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

285,055

 

$

280,497

 

 

$

1,050,232

 

$

1,059,244

 

Non-GAAP gross margin

78%

78%

 

78%

78%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Operating Expenses to Non-GAAP Operating Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses, as reported

 

222,652

 

 

210,249

 

 

 

841,770

 

 

852,526

 

Stock-based compensation

 

(12,497

)

 

(9,309

)

 

 

(47,963

)

 

(34,385

)

Amortization of acquisition intangibles

 

(513

)

 

(533

)

 

 

(2,082

)

 

(2,198

)

Acquisition transaction costs and restructuring charges

 

(10,624

)

 

(2,938

)

 

 

(22,339

)

 

(14,625

)

Capitalization of internally developed software costs

 

1,887

 

 

1,056

 

 

 

9,066

 

 

14,208

 

Gain on sale of assets and other(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

19,842

 

 

 

Non-GAAP operating expenses

 

200,905

 

 

198,525

 

 

 

798,294

 

 

815,526

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Operating Income to Non-GAAP Operating Income

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income, as reported

$

53,681

 

$

61,821

 

 

$

174,554

 

$

172,879

 

Stock-based compensation

 

13,384

 

 

10,125

 

 

 

51,438

 

 

37,616

 

Amortization of acquisition intangibles

 

1,336

 

 

1,343

 

 

 

5,430

 

 

5,456

 

Acquisition transaction costs and restructuring charges

 

10,624

 

 

3,182

 

 

 

22,339

 

 

16,682

 

Net amortization of internally developed software costs

 

5,125

 

 

5,501

 

 

 

18,019

 

 

11,085

 

Gain on sale of assets and other(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(19,842

)

 

 

Non-GAAP operating income

$

84,150

 

$

81,972

 

 

$

251,938

 

$

243,718

 

Non-GAAP operating margin

23%

23%

 

19%

18%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Income before income taxes to Non-GAAP Income before income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes, as reported

$

54,292

 

$

63,463

 

 

$

180,544

 

$

176,453

 

Stock-based compensation

 

13,384

 

 

10,125

 

 

 

51,438

 

 

37,616

 

Amortization of acquisition intangibles

 

1,460

 

 

1,343

 

 

 

5,839

 

 

5,456

 

Acquisition transaction costs and restructuring charges

 

10,624

 

 

3,182

 

 

 

22,339

 

 

17,391

 

Net amortization of internally developed software costs

 

5,125

 

 

5,501

 

 

 

18,019

 

 

11,085

 

Gain on sale of assets and other(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(19,842

)

 

 

Non-GAAP income before income taxes

$

84,885

 

$

83,614

 

 

$

258,337

 

$

248,001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Provision for income taxes to Non-GAAP Provision for income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes, as reported

$

(4,304

)

$

6,922

 

 

$

18,393

 

$

21,396

 

Stock-based compensation

 

1,433

 

 

1,707

 

 

 

9,337

 

 

7,822

 

Amortization of acquisition intangibles

 

127

 

 

163

 

 

 

703

 

 

681

 

Acquisition transaction costs and restructuring charges

 

2,715

 

 

(237

)

 

 

5,650

 

 

3,749

 

Net amortization of internally developed software costs

 

1,076

 

 

1,155

 

 

 

3,784

 

 

2,328

 

Gain on sale of assets and other(1)(2)

 

10,762

 

 

 

 

 

6,587

 

 

 

Tax reform charge (benefit)

 

 

 

3,051

 

 

 

(2,774

)

 

4,197

 

Non-GAAP provision for income taxes

$

11,809

 

$

12,761

 

 

$

41,680

 

$

40,173

 

(1): During the third quarter of 2019, we recognized a gain of $27 million related to the sale of our Millennium property, presented within "Gain on sale of assets". During the third quarter of 2019, we also recognized a charitable contribution expense of $7 million related to a donation using a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the property, presented within "General and Administrative".

(2): During the fourth quarter of 2019, we recognized an income tax benefit of $11 million related to the recognition of deferred taxes on the outside basis difference of our AWR business, which was held-for-sale as of December 31, 2019.

 

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income and Diluted EPS to Non-GAAP Net Income, Non-GAAP Diluted EPS, and EBITDA

(in thousands, except per share data, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Years Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income, as reported

$

58,596

 

$

56,541

 

 

$

162,151

 

$

155,057

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to non-GAAP net income:

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation, net of tax effect

 

11,951

 

 

8,418

 

 

 

42,101

 

 

29,794

 

Amortization of acquisition intangibles, net of tax effect

 

1,333

 

 

1,180

 

 

 

5,136

 

 

4,775

 

Acquisition transaction costs and restructuring charges, net of tax effect

 

7,909

 

 

3,419

 

 

 

16,655

 

 

13,642

 

Net amortization of internally developed software costs, net of tax effect

 

4,049

 

 

4,346

 

 

 

14,235

 

 

8,757

 

Gain on sale of assets(1) and other(2), net of tax effect

 

(10,762

)

 

 

 

 

(26,395

)

 

 

Tax reform (benefit) charge

 

 

 

(3,051

)

 

 

2,774

 

 

(4,197

)

Non-GAAP net income

$

73,076

 

$

70,853

 

 

$

216,657

 

$

207,828

 

Non-GAAP net margin

19.9%

19.7%

 

16.0%

15.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted EPS, as reported

$

0.45

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

1.22

 

$

1.16

 

Adjustment to reconcile diluted EPS to non-GAAP diluted EPS

 

 

 

 

 

Impact of stock-based compensation, net of tax effect

 

0.09

 

 

0.06

 

 

 

0.31

 

 

0.22

 

Impact of amortization of acquisition intangibles, net of tax effect

 

0.01

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

0.04

 

Impact of acquisition transaction costs and restructuring charges, net of tax effect

 

0.06

 

 

0.03

 

 

 

0.13

 

 

0.10

 

Impact of net amortization of internally developed software costs, net of tax effect

 

0.03

 

 

0.03

 

 

 

0.11

 

 

0.07

 

Impact of gain on sale of assets and other(1)(2), net of tax effect

 

(0.08

)

 

 

 

 

(0.20

)

 

 

Impact of tax reform (benefit) charge

 

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

0.02

 

 

(0.03

)

Non-GAAP diluted EPS

$

0.56

 

$

0.53

 

 

$

1.63

 

$

1.56

 

(1): During the third quarter of 2019, we recognized a gain of $27 million related to the sale of our Millennium property, presented within "Gain on sale of assets". During the third quarter of 2019, we also recognized a charitable contribution expense of $7 million related to a donation using a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the property, presented within "General and Administrative".

(2): During the fourth quarter of 2019, we recognized an income tax benefit of $11 million related to the recognition of deferred taxes on the outside basis difference of our AWR business, which was held-for-sale as of December 31, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income, as reported

$

58,596

 

$

56,541

 

 

$

162,151

 

$

155,057

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to EBITDA:

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income, net

 

(1,934

)

 

(2,040

)

 

 

(8,089

)

 

(5,745

)

Tax (benefit) expense

 

(4,304

)

 

6,922

 

 

 

18,393

 

 

21,396

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

18,995

 

 

16,932

 

 

 

73,541

 

 

70,667

 

EBITDA

$

71,353

 

$

78,355

 

 

$

245,996

 

$

241,375

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

130,776

 

 

132,565

 

 

 

131,722

 

 

131,987

 

Diluted

 

131,432

 

 

133,617

 

 

 

132,734

 

 

133,274

 

 

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Diluted EPS Guidance

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

Low

High

Estimated GAAP Diluted EPS

$

0.99

 

$

1.13

 

Adjustment to reconcile diluted EPS to non-GAAP diluted EPS:

 

 

Impact of stock-based compensation, net of tax effect

 

0.09

 

 

0.09

 

Impact of amortization of acquisition intangibles, net of tax effect

 

0.01

 

 

0.01

 

Impact of acquisition transaction costs and restructuring charges, net of tax effect

 

0.05

 

 

0.05

 

Impact of net amortization of software development costs, net of tax effect

 

0.03

 

 

0.03

 

Impact of gain on divestment, net of tax effect

 

(0.93

)

 

(0.93

)

Estimated Non-GAAP Diluted EPS

$

0.24

 

$

0.38

 

 

Reconciliation of Estimated GAAP Revenue Growth to GAAP Revenue Growth (excluding AWR) at Midpoint of Guidance

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2020

Estimated YoY GAAP Revenue Growth at midpoint

4%

plus: Impact of excluding recently divested business (AWR)

2%

Estimated YoY GAAP Revenue Growth (excluding AWR) at midpoint

6%

 

Source: National Instruments

Marissa Vidaurri
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(512) 683-5215

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