Varian Reports Results for Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2020 | Varian

Varian Reports Results for Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2020

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  

Fourth Quarter 2020 Summary

  • Oncology Systems gross orders of $1.0 billion, down 8% in dollars or 10% in constant currency
  • 10 Ethos™ orders received, including 5 in North America and 5 in EMEA
  • One Proton order awarded in North America
  • Total company revenues down 3% in dollars, or 4% in constant currency, to $850 million
  • GAAP operating earnings down 11% at 11.6% of revenues; non-GAAP operating earnings declined 10% at 16.8% of revenues
  • GAAP net earnings per diluted share of $0.83; non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share of $1.12
  • Cash flows from operations of $266 million, up 126%

Fiscal Year 2020 Summary

  • Oncology Systems gross orders of $3.3 billion, down 4% in dollars and in constant currency
  • 34 Ethos™ orders received, including 21 in North America, 11 in EMEA, and 2 in Asia-Pacific
  • Four Proton orders awarded in North America and Asia-Pacific
  • Total company revenues down 2% in dollars, or 1% in constant currency, to $3.2 billion; organic revenues down 4%(1)
  • GAAP operating earnings down 16% at 10.2% of revenues; non-GAAP operating earnings declined 12% at 15.1% of revenues
  • GAAP net earnings per diluted share of $2.94; non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share of $3.91
  • Cash flows from operations of $484 million, up 30%

(1) Excludes the year-over-year impact of foreign exchange rates and growth from CTSI and Interventional Solutions businesses

Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced its fourth quarter fiscal year 2020 results.

"Our fourth quarter performance continues to reaffirm the criticality of radiation therapy as a core treatment modality.  I am proud of our dedicated employees who ensured our customers and their patients continued to have uninterrupted access to our innovative technology and solutions," said Dow Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Varian. "While the pandemic continues to be a headwind, we are entering our next fiscal year with significant operating momentum, and we remain focused on executing our strategic growth priorities and closing the transaction with Siemens Healthineers."

As previously announced on August 2, 2020, Varian entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Siemens Healthineers AG (Frankfurt: SHL) in an all-cash transaction valued at $16.4 billion on a fully diluted basis. On October 15, 2020, Varian's stockholders voted in favor of the proposal to adopt the merger agreement with Siemens Healthineers. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of calendar year 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Summary

(Dollars and shares in millions, except per share amounts)

Q4 2020


Q4 2019


Y/Y


FY 2020


FY 2019


Y/Y

Revenues

$

850.5



$

878.9



(3)

%


$

3,168.2



$

3,225.1



(2)

%

Gross margin as a percentage of revenues

44.1

%


43.8

%


30

bps


43.5

%


42.5

%


100

bps

GAAP net earnings attributable to Varian

$

76.6



$

70.7



8

%


$

269.2



$

291.9



(8)

%

GAAP net earnings per share - diluted

$

0.83



$

0.77



8

%


$

2.94



$

3.18



(7)

%

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

266.0



$

117.8



126

%


$

483.5



$

371.8



30

%

Non-GAAP net earnings attributable to Varian (1)

$

102.8



$

111.4



(8)

%


$

357.8



$

425.7



(16)

%

Non-GAAP net earnings per share - diluted (1)

$

1.12



$

1.21



(8)

%


$

3.91



$

4.63



(16)

%

Shares used in computing GAAP and non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share

91.9



91.7





91.5



91.9






(1)

Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share are defined as GAAP net earnings and GAAP net earnings per diluted share adjusted to exclude the amortization of intangible assets and amortization of inventory step-up, acquisition and integration-related expenses or benefits and in-process research and development, impairment charges, restructuring charges, significant litigation charges or benefits, legal costs, gains and losses on equity investments, and significant non-recurring tax expense or benefits. Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures can be found at the end of the press release.

The company ended the quarter with $766 million in cash and cash equivalents and $355 million in debt.  Net cash provided by operating activities was $266 million in the fourth quarter.

Oncology Systems Segment

Oncology Systems revenues totaled $800 million for the fourth quarter and $3.0 billion for the full year, both down 2%. 

Gross orders for the fourth quarter were $1.0 billion, down 8%, and $3.3 billion for the full year, down 4%.  Fourth quarter gross orders in the Americas were down 19%, including North America down 17%.  In EMEA, gross orders fell 4%.  In Asia-Pacific, gross orders were up 14%.

Proton Solutions Segment

Proton Solutions revenues totaled $38 million for the fourth quarter, down 8%, and $121 million for the full year, down 16%. The company received one new system order in the fourth quarter and four new system orders for the full year.  Operating earnings in the quarter for Proton were impacted by $14 million in asset write-offs and bad debt reserves.

Other Segment

Revenues for the Other segment were $12 million for the fourth quarter, down 33%, and $49 million for the full year.  The Other segment is comprised of the Interventional Solutions business, including cryoablation, embolic microspheres, and microwave ablation.  Additionally, it includes investments in cardiac radioablation.

Non-GAAP Adjustments

This quarter, our GAAP net earnings and GAAP EPS included $15 million in gains on public and private equity investments, $11 million in acquisition expenses, $11 million in litigation charges and legal costs, and a $9 million impairment on our available-for-sale investments.  As a reminder, in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019, GAAP net earnings and GAAP EPS included a charge of $19 million for a change in fair value of contingent consideration.

Investor Conference Call

In light of the pending transaction with Siemens Healthineers, Varian will not be hosting a conference call for its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020 earnings.

About Varian

At Varian, we envision a world without fear of cancer. For more than 70 years, we have developed, built and delivered innovative cancer care technologies and solutions for our clinical partners around the globe to help them treat millions of patients each year. With an Intelligent Cancer Care approach, we are harnessing advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics to enhance cancer treatment and expand access to care. Our 10,000 employees across 70 locations keep the patient and our clinical partners at the center of our thinking as we power new victories in cancer care. Because, for cancer patients everywhere, their fight is our fight. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com and follow @VarianMedSys on Twitter.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information, this news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements concerning the timing of the company's acquisition by Siemens Healthineers, company's future orders and the anticipated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business; and any statements using the terms "could," "believe," "expect," "promising," "outlook," "should," "well-positioned," "will" or similar statements are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include the future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, including but not limited to, the impact on our workforce, operations, supply chain, demand for our products and services, and our financial results and condition; our ability to successfully manage the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic; our ability to achieve expected synergies from acquisitions; risks associated with integrating recent acquisitions; global economic conditions and changes to trends for cancer treatment regionally; currency exchange rates and tax rates; the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; the impact of  the Affordable Health Care for America Act (including excise taxes on medical devices) and any further healthcare reforms (including changes to Medicare and Medicaid), and/or changes in third-party reimbursement levels; recent and potential future tariffs, cross-border trade restrictions or a global trade war; demand for and delays in delivery of the company's products; the company's ability to develop, commercialize and deploy new products; the company's ability to meet Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory requirements, regulations or procedures; changes in regulatory environments; risks associated with the company providing financing for the construction and start-up operations of particle therapy centers, challenges associated with commercializing the company's Proton Solutions business; challenges to public tender awards and the loss of such awards or other orders; the effect of adverse publicity; the company's reliance on sole or limited-source suppliers; the company's ability to maintain or increase margins; the impact of competitive products and pricing; the potential loss of key distributors or key personnel; challenges related to entering into new business lines; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement with Siemens Healthineers; the failure to obtain certain required regulatory approvals or the failure to satisfy any of the other closing conditions to the completion of the merger; risks related to disruption of management's attention from the company's ongoing business operations due to the merger; the effect of the announcement of the merger on the ability of the company to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with its customers, suppliers, distributors and others with whom it does business, or on its operating results and business generally; the ability to meet expectations regarding the timing and completion of the merger; and the other risks listed from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which by this reference are incorporated herein. For additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those projected herein, please refer to our Form 10-K for the year ended September 27, 2019 and subsequent Forms 8-K and 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company assumes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements in this release because of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Varian has not filed its Form 10-K for the year ended October 2, 2020. As a result, all financial results described here should be considered preliminary, and are subject to change to reflect any necessary adjustments, completion of purchase accounting, or changes in accounting estimates, that are identified prior to the time the company files the Form 10-K.

 

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings

(Unaudited)










(Dollars and shares in millions, except per share amounts)


Q4 2020


Q4 2019


FY 2020


FY 2019

Gross orders


$

1,088.6



$

1,184.6



$

3,435.3



$

3,568.8


Oncology Systems


1,041.0



1,136.6



3,253.6



3,397.6


Proton Solutions


36.0



30.6



132.4



151.8


Other


11.6



17.4



49.3



19.4


Order backlog


3,394.9



3,390.1



3,394.9



3,390.1


Revenues


850.5



878.9



3,168.2



3,225.1


Oncology Systems


800.4



819.6



2,997.8



3,061.8


Proton Solutions


38.5



41.9



121.1



143.9


Other


11.6



17.4



49.3



19.4


Cost of revenues


475.8



494.3



1,791.0



1,854.8


Gross margin


374.7



384.6



1,377.2



1,370.3


As a percentage of revenues


44.1

%


43.8

%


43.5

%


42.5

%

Operating expenses









Research and development


77.2



65.2



280.6



247.6


Selling, general and administrative


174.5



181.6



671.8



623.1


Impairment and restructuring charges


13.4





77.0



50.6


Acquisition-related expenses


11.2



27.0



24.6



62.8


Operating earnings


98.4



110.8



323.2



386.2


As a percentage of revenues


11.6

%


12.6

%


10.2

%


12.0

%

Interest income (expense)


(0.5)



(1.3)



(3.6)



6.3


Other income, net


10.1



0.9



38.7



28.3


Earnings before taxes


108.0



110.4



358.3



420.8


Taxes on earnings


31.5



40.0



88.9



128.6


Net earnings


76.5



70.4



269.4



292.2


Less: Net earnings (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests


(0.1)



(0.3)



0.2



0.3


Net earnings attributable to Varian


$

76.6



$

70.7



$

269.2



$

291.9











Net earnings per share - basic


$

0.84



$

0.78



$

2.96



$

3.21


Net earnings per share - diluted


$

0.83



$

0.77



$

2.94



$

3.18











Shares used in the calculation of net earnings per share:









Weighted average shares outstanding - basic


91.1



91.0



90.9



91.0


Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted


91.9



91.7



91.5



91.9


 


 

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)






(In millions)


October 2,


September 27,

2020

2019

Assets





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

766.1



$

531.4


Trade and unbilled receivables, net


1,070.9



1,106.3


Inventories                                       


516.3



551.5


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


254.8



206.2


Total current assets                                       


2,608.1



2,395.4







Property, plant and equipment, net                         


344.9



311.5


Operating lease right-of-use assets


121.0




Goodwill


623.9



612.2


Intangible assets


271.3



300.7


Deferred tax assets


81.5



84.7


Other assets                                                   


416.2



397.2


Total assets                                              


$

4,466.9



$

4,101.7







Liabilities and Equity





Current liabilities:                                                      





Accounts payable                                             


$

194.9



$

248.5


Accrued liabilities                                          


527.5



459.5


Deferred revenues


787.0



766.0


Short-term borrowings                              


355.0



410.0


Total current liabilities                                  


1,864.4



1,884.0


Long-term lease liabilities


101.1




Other long-term liabilities


416.6



440.1


Total liabilities                                           


2,382.1



2,324.1







Equity:





Varian stockholders' equity:





Common stock


91.2



90.8


Capital in excess of par value


937.0



845.6


Retained earnings


1,133.0



934.0


Accumulated other comprehensive loss 


(85.7)



(102.1)


Total Varian stockholders' equity                                 


2,075.5



1,768.3


Non-controlling interests


9.3



9.3


Total equity


2,084.8



1,777.6


Total liabilities and equity


$

4,466.9



$

4,101.7







 

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes the following non-GAAP financial measures derived from our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings: organic revenue growth, non-GAAP operating earnings, non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share. We define organic revenue growth as revenue growth less the impact of revenue growth from our CTSI and Interventional Solutions businesses and adjusted for the impact of foreign exchange. We define non-GAAP operating earnings as operating earnings excluding amortization of intangible assets and amortization of inventory step-up, acquisition and integration-related expenses or benefits and in-process research and development, restructuring charges, impairment charges, significant litigation charges or benefits and legal costs. These measures are not presented in accordance with, nor are they a substitute for U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. In addition, these measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies, limiting their usefulness for comparison purposes. The non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are cautioned that there are material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures as an analytical tool. We have provided a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure used in this earnings release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. We have not provided a reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance measures to the corresponding GAAP measures on a forward-looking basis due to the potential significant variability and limited visibility of the excluded items discussed below.

We utilize a number of different financial measures, both GAAP and non-GAAP, in analyzing and assessing the overall performance of our business, in making operating decisions, forecasting and planning for future periods, and determining payments under compensation programs. We consider the use of the non-GAAP measures to be helpful in assessing the performance of the ongoing operations of our business. We believe that disclosing non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplemental data that, while not a substitute for financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, allows for greater transparency in the review of our financial and operational performance. We also believe that disclosing non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management and in comparing financial results across accounting periods and to those of peer companies. Non-GAAP operating earnings and non-GAAP net earnings exclude the following items, except for gain and losses on equity investments, and significant non-recurring tax expense or benefit, which are only excluded from non-GAAP net earnings:

Amortization of intangible assets and amortization of inventory step-up: We do not acquire businesses and assets on a predictable cycle. The amount of purchase price allocated to intangible assets, the step-up of inventory values, and the term of amortization can vary significantly and are unique to each acquisition or purchase. We believe that excluding amortization of intangible assets and amortization of inventory step-up allows the users of our financial statements to better review and understand the historic and current results of our operations, and also facilitates comparisons to peer companies.

Acquisition and integration-related expenses or benefits and in-process research and development: We incur expenses or benefits with respect to certain items associated with our acquisitions, such as transaction costs, hedging gains and losses, changes in the fair value of contingent consideration liabilities, gains or expenses on settlement of pre-existing relationships, integration costs, breakup fees, and the write-off of in-process research and development. We exclude such expenses or benefits as they are related to acquisitions and have no direct correlation to the operations of our on-going business.

Impairment and restructuring charges: We incur impairment and restructuring charges that result from events, which arise from unforeseen circumstances and/or often occur outside of the ordinary course of our on-going business. Although these events are reflected in our GAAP financials, these unique transactions may limit the comparability of our on-going operations with prior and future periods.

Significant litigation charges or benefits and legal costs: We may incur charges or benefits as well as legal costs from time to time related to litigation and other contingencies. We exclude these charges or benefits, when significant, as well as legal costs associated with significant legal matters, because we do not believe they are reflective of on-going business and operating results.

Gains and losses on equity investments: We may incur gains and losses from our equity investments in public and privately-held companies. We do not trade equity investments, and we do not plan on these investments for the funding of ongoing operations. We exclude such gains and losses because we do not believe they are reflective of our core business.

Significant non-recurring tax expense or benefit: We may incur a significant tax expense or benefit as a result tax legislation and/or a change in judgment about the need for a valuation allowance that are generally unrelated to the level of business activity in the period in which these tax effects are reported. We exclude such expenses or benefits from our non-GAAP net earnings because we believe they do not accurately reflect the underlying performance of our continuing business operations.

We apply our GAAP consolidated effective tax rate to our non-GAAP financial measures, other than when the underlying item has a materially different tax treatment.

The following tables reconcile GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures:

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of Preliminary Revenue Growth and Organic Revenue Growth Financial Measures

 (Unaudited)


(Dollars in millions)


FY 2020


FY 2019


Percent
Change


Impact from
Acquisitions


Impact from
Foreign
Exchange


Organic
Growth

Total revenues


$

3,168.2



$

3,225.1



(2)

%


(2)

%


%


(4)

%






















 

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of Preliminary GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 (Unaudited)


(Dollars and shares in millions, except per share amounts)


Q4 2020


Q4 2019


FY 2020


FY 2019

Non-GAAP adjustments









Amortization of intangible assets and inventory step-up (1)


$

8.6



$

20.0



$

36.2



$

37.1


Acquisition-related expenses and in-process R&D  (2)


11.2



27.0



24.6



62.8


Impairment charges (3)


8.6





58.3



50.6


Restructuring charges


4.8





18.7




Litigation charges and legal costs


10.9



1.2



16.6



3.9


Other




0.2





1.0


Total non-GAAP adjustments to operating earnings


44.1



48.4



154.4



155.4


Gain on equity investments (4)


(14.8)





(41.9)



(23.8)


Tax effects of non-GAAP adjustments


(6.9)



(6.2)



(26.1)



(6.6)


Significant effects of tax legislation (5)


3.8



(1.5)



2.2



6.3


Changes in deferred tax related to an acquisition (6)








2.5


Total net earnings impact from non-GAAP adjustments


$

26.2



$

40.7



$

88.6



$

133.8


Operating earnings reconciliation









GAAP operating earnings


$

98.4



$

110.8



$

323.2



$

386.2


Total operating earnings impact from non-GAAP adjustments


44.1



48.4



154.4



155.4


Non-GAAP operating earnings


$

142.5



$

159.2



$

477.6



$

541.6


Net earnings and net earnings per diluted share reconciliation









GAAP net earnings attributable to Varian


$

76.6



$

70.7



$

269.2



$

291.9


Total net earnings impact from non-GAAP adjustments


26.2



40.7



88.6



133.8


Non-GAAP net earnings attributable to Varian


$

102.8



$

111.4



$

357.8



$

425.7


GAAP net earnings per share - diluted


$

0.83



$

0.77



$

2.94



$

3.18


Non-GAAP net earnings per share - diluted


$

1.12



$

1.21



$

3.91



$

4.63


Shares used in computing GAAP and non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share


91.9



91.7



91.5



91.9




(1)

Includes $1.5 million, $12.3 million, $7.3 million, and $20.3 million respectively, in cost of revenues for the periods presented.

(2)

Includes $18.6 million change in fair value of contingent consideration in the fourth quarter fiscal year 2019 and a $20.8 million charge associated with the write-off of in-process research and development acquired in the CyberHeart acquisition in the year-to-date period of 2019.

(3)

Includes an $8.6 million impairment to our available-for-sale securities in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020, and a $40.5 million impairment of loans receivable from CPTC and $17.8 million in impairments to our available-for-sale securities in the year-to-date period 2020. Includes a $50.5 million goodwill impairment charge related to our Proton Solutions business in the year-to-date period 2019.

(4)

Includes $9.8 million in gains from privately-held companies and $4.6 million in net gains on a public equity investments in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020. Includes $25.5 million in net gains on public equity investments and $15.9 million in gains on privately-held companies in the year-to-date period 2020. Includes the $22.0 million gain on sale of our equity investment in Augmenix in the year-to-date period 2019.

(5)

Represents a one-time tax effect of a change in legislation related to the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

(6)

Represents a charge to income tax expense due to the increase of a valuation allowance as a result of an acquisition.

 

Investor Relations Contact
Anshul Maheshwari
Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations
+1 (650) 424-5163
investors@varian.com

Press Contact
Kathy Conner
Vice President, Global Corporate Marketing
+1 (650) 424-5695
kathy.conner@varian.com

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