Press Release

Ichor Holdings, Ltd. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results

FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2018-- Ichor Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICHR), a leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of critical fluid and gas delivery subsystems for semiconductor capital equipment, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 29, 2017.

Highlights for the fourth quarter of 2017:

  • Record revenue of $183 million
  • Net earnings of $0.54 per diluted share on a GAAP basis, and a new quarterly record of $0.70 per diluted share on an adjusted non-GAAP basis, up 13% quarter-over-quarter and up 43% from the fourth quarter of 2016
  • Completed the acquisition of Talon Innovations in December, which contributed approximately $4 million in revenue during the quarter

Highlights for fiscal year 2017:

  • Record revenue of $656 million, up 62% from 2016
  • Net earnings of $1.99 per diluted share on a GAAP basis, and a new annual record of $2.48 per diluted share on an adjusted non-GAAP basis, an increase of 89% from the prior year
  • Successful acquisitions of Cal-Weld and Talon Innovations

“I am pleased to report a strong fourth quarter for Ichor, and full-year results that reflect all of the key financial and operational objectives set forth during our IPO,” commented Tom Rohrs, Chairman and CEO of Ichor. “Consistent with our objective to outperform industry spending and grow earnings faster than revenues, we delivered 62% revenue growth, or about 50% growth organically, and more than doubled our net income from 2016 levels. We also executed well against our strategic growth initiatives to expand our customer base, expand our served markets, and expand our product offerings, all of which we expect will contribute to continued revenue growth and industry outperformance, with expanding profitability, for Ichor as we look forward. We are off to a strong start in 2018, with a significantly higher base of revenues versus this time one year ago, which is supported by the increased capacity we’ve added over the last year. We look forward to another record revenue year, with expanding gross and operating margins, as we integrate our complementary and accretive acquisitions and continue to gain traction with new products and a broadening customer base.”

        Change       Change
Q4 2017 Q3 2017 Q4 2016 Q4 2017 vs.

Q3 2017

  Q4 2017 vs.

Q4 2016

  2017 2016 2017 vs.

2016

(in thousands, except per share amounts and percentages)
U.S. GAAP Financial Results:
Net sales $ 182,936 $ 164,519 $ 131,408 + 11% + 39% $ 655,892 $ 405,747 + 62%
Gross profit percent 16.8 % 14.7 % 16.3 % + 210 bps + 50 bps 15.6 % 16.1 % - 50 bps
Operating margin percent 7.8 % 5.2 % 7.3 % + 260 bps + 50 bps 7.3 % 5.9 % + 140 bps
Net income from continuing operations $ 14,398 $ 14,298 $ 7,991 + 1% + 80% $ 52,118 $ 20,779 + 151%
Diluted EPS $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.39 n/c n/m (1) $ 1.99 $ 0.87 n/m (1)
 
Change   Change
Q4 2017 Q3 2017 Q4 2016 Q4 2017 vs.

Q3 2017

Q4 2017 vs.

Q4 2016

2017 2016 2017 vs.

2016

(in thousands, except per share amounts and percentages)
Non-GAAP Financial Results:
Net sales $ 182,936 $ 164,519 $ 131,408 + 11% + 39% $ 655,892 $ 405,747 + 62%
Gross profit percent 17.1 % 16.6 % 16.3 % + 50 bps + 80 bps 16.4 % 16.1 % + 30 bps
Operating margin percent 11.2 % 10.6 % 10.3 % + 60 bps + 90 bps 10.7 % 9.1 % + 160 bps
Adjusted net income from continuing operations $ 18,640 $ 16,325 $ 11,839 + 14% + 57% $ 65,060 $ 31,596 + 106%
Diluted EPS (2) $ 0.70 $ 0.62 $ 0.49 + 13% + 43% $ 2.48 $ 1.31 + 89%
(1)  

Comparing diluted EPS in the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 to the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 is not meaningful, as during 2016 (through our December 2016 initial public offering (“IPO”)), EPS was calculated using the two-class method, required for participating securities. See the table, Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations Attributable to Common Shareholders, attached to the end of this press release.

 
(2) For the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016, assumes the shares sold, the conversion of preferred shares into ordinary shares, and vesting of restricted shares and options in connection with our December 2016 IPO occurred at the beginning of the period, for comparability between periods. No adjustment to GAAP diluted ordinary shares was necessary for the fourth quarter, third quarter, or fiscal year 2017.
 

U.S. GAAP Financial Results Overview

For the fourth quarter of 2017, revenue was $182.9 million, net income from continuing operations was $14.4 million, and net income from continuing operations attributable to ordinary shareholders per diluted share (“diluted EPS”) was $0.54. This compares to revenue of $164.5 million and $131.4 million, net income from continuing operations of $14.3 million and $8.0 million, and diluted EPS of $0.54 and $0.39, for the third quarter of 2017 and fourth quarter of 2016, respectively.

For fiscal year 2017, revenue was $655.9 million, net income from continuing operations was $52.1 million, and diluted EPS was $1.99. This compares to revenue of $405.7 million, net income from continuing operations of $20.8 million, and diluted EPS of $0.87, for fiscal year 2016.

Non-GAAP Financial Results Overview

For the fourth quarter of 2017, non-GAAP adjusted net income from continuing operations was $18.6 million and non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS was $0.70. This compares to non-GAAP adjusted net income from continuing operations of $16.3 million and $11.8 million, and non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS of $0.62 and $0.49, for the third quarter of 2017 and fourth quarter of 2016, respectively.

For fiscal year 2017, non-GAAP adjusted net income from continuing operations was $65.1 million and non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS was $2.48. This compares to non-GAAP adjusted net income from continuing operations of $31.6 million, and non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS of $1.31, for fiscal year 2016.

First Quarter 2018 Financial Outlook

For the first quarter of 2018, Ichor expects revenue to be in the range of $240 to $250 million. Ichor expects GAAP diluted EPS to be in the range of $0.69 to $0.76 and non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS to be in the range of and $0.90 to $0.97. These guidance ranges are inclusive of Ichor’s previously announced acquisition of Talon Innovations.

This outlook for non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS excludes known charges related to amortization of intangible assets, share-based compensation expense, tax adjustments related to these non-GAAP adjustments, and non-recurring charges known at the time of providing this outlook. This outlook for non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS excludes any items that are unknown at this time, such as additional charges from purchase accounting adjustments related to our acquisition of Talon Innovations, non-recurring tax-related items, or other unusual items which we are not able to predict without unreasonable efforts due to their inherent uncertainty.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Results

During the fourth quarter, total cash increased by $26.3 million, reflecting new debt financing of $120.0 million and free cash flow of $36.1 million, partially offset by cash payments, net of cash acquired, related to our acquisition of Talon Innovations of approximately $130 million.

At December 29, 2017, Ichor had cash and restricted cash of $69.2 million, compared to cash and restricted cash of $52.6 million at December 30, 2016. The net increase in cash was primarily due to $164.6 million of net cash provided by financing activities, including proceeds from the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option in January 2017 in connection with our IPO, proceeds from the exercise of stock options by certain employees and board members of the Company, and proceeds from increased borrowings under our term loan facility and revolving credit facility; and $38.7 million of net cash provided by operating activities; partially offset by $186.8 million of net cash used by investing activities, including our acquisitions of Cal-Weld and Talon Innovations for $181.0 million and capital expenditures of $8.2 million. Our operating cash flows of $38.7 million for the year ended December 29, 2017 was due to net income of $51.4 million and net non-cash charges of $7.1 million, partially offset by a net increase of $19.8 million in our net operating assets and liabilities.

Ichor is still in the process of evaluating the impacts of purchase accounting in connection with our acquisition of Talon Innovations. As a result, total purchase consideration (net of cash acquired) in excess of net assets acquired is reported in other noncurrent assets on the Company’s December 29, 2017 balance sheet included in this press release. After purchase accounting valuations are completed, Ichor expects certain balance sheet accounts to change to reflect the fair value of Talon Innovations’ opening balance sheet accounts, including inventory, intangible assets, and goodwill.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Results

In addition to U.S. GAAP results, this press release also contains non-GAAP financial results, including non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP adjusted net income from continuing operations, and non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS. These non-GAAP metrics excluded amortization of intangible assets, share-based compensation expense, tax adjustments related to those non-GAAP adjustments, tax benefits from acquisitions, and non-recurring charges, to the extent they are present in gross profit, operating margin, and net income from continuing operations. A table showing these metrics on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, with reconciliation footnotes thereto, is included at the end of this press release.

Non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS is defined as non-GAAP adjusted net income from continuing operations divided by adjusted diluted ordinary shares, which assumes the IPO shares sold, the conversion of preferred shares into ordinary shares, and vesting of restricted shares and options in connection with the IPO occurred at the beginning of the period. No adjustment to GAAP diluted ordinary shares was necessary for the fourth quarter, third quarter, or fiscal year 2017.

Management uses non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP adjusted net income from continuing operations, and non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS to evaluate Ichor’s operating and financial results. Ichor believes the presentation of non-GAAP results is useful to investors for analyzing business trends and comparing performance to prior periods, along with enhancing investors’ ability to view Ichor’s results from management’s perspective. A table presenting the reconciliation of non-GAAP adjusted net income from continuing operations to U.S. GAAP net income from continuing operations is also included at the end of this press release.

Conference Call

Ichor will conduct a conference call to discuss its fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2017 results and business outlook on February 7, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time.

To listen to the conference call via the Internet, please visit the investor relations section of Ichor's Web site at ir.ichorsystems.com. To listen to the conference call via telephone, please call 844-395-9251 (domestic) or 478-219-0504 (international), conference ID: 3717829.

A taped replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the call on Ichor's website or by calling 855-859-2056 (domestic) or 404-537-3406 (international), conference ID: 3717829.

About Ichor

Ichor is a leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of critical fluid delivery subsystems for semiconductor capital equipment. Our primary offerings include gas and chemical delivery subsystems, collectively known as fluid delivery subsystems, which are key elements of the process tools used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices. Our gas delivery subsystems deliver, monitor and control precise quantities of the specialized gases used in semiconductor manufacturing processes such as etch and deposition. Our chemical delivery subsystems precisely blend and dispense the reactive liquid chemistries used in semiconductor manufacturing processes such as electroplating and cleaning. We also manufacture certain components for internal use in fluid delivery systems and for direct sales to our customers. This vertically integrated portion of our business is primarily focused on metal and plastic parts that are used in gas and chemical systems, respectively. For more information, please visit Ichor’s website at: www.ichorsystems.com.

We use a 52 or 53 week fiscal year ending on the last Friday in December. The three months ended December 29, 2017, September 29, 2017, and December 30, 2016 were 13 weeks, 13 weeks, and 14 weeks, respectively. References to the fourth quarter of 2017, third quarter of 2017, and fourth quarter of 2016 relate to the three months ended December 29, 2017, September 29, 2017, and December 30, 2016, respectively.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this release are "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "guidance," "expects," "intends," "projects," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "targets," "anticipates," “look forward,” and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. Our expectations about quarterly and full year results are based on preliminary unaudited information about the fourth quarter of 2017 and are subject to revision. Although the quarter is now completed, we are still in the early stages of our standard financial reporting closing procedures. Accordingly, as we complete our normal quarter-end and year-end closing and review processes, actual results could differ materially from these preliminary estimates.

Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2017, which are subject to adjustment in connection with the year-end audit and preparation of our annual report on form 10-K, and expected revenue and performance for the first quarter of 2018, as well as any other statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions regarding Ichor’s business and industry, the economy and other future conditions, which may not prove to be accurate. These statements are not guarantees and are subject to risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Accordingly, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from these forward-looking statements, including: (1) dependence on expenditures by manufacturers and cyclical downturns in the semiconductor capital equipment industry, (2) reliance on a very small number of original equipment manufacturers for a significant portion of sales, (3) negotiating leverage held by our customers, (4) competitiveness and rapid evolution of the industries in which we participate, (5) risks associated with weakness in the global economy and geopolitical instability, (6) keeping pace with developments in the industries we serve and with technological innovation generally, (7) designing, developing and introducing new products that are accepted by original equipment manufacturers in order to retain our existing customers and obtain new customers, (8) managing our manufacturing and procurement process effectively, (9) defects in our products that could damage our reputation, decrease market acceptance and result in potentially costly litigation, (9) dependence on a limited number of suppliers and (10) the integration of recent acquisitions with Ichor, including the ability to retain customers, suppliers and key employees. Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in Ichor's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including other risks, relevant factors and uncertainties identified in the "Risk Factors" section of Ichor's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 28, 2017, Ichor’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 12, 2017 and August 11, 2017, and subsequent filings with the SEC.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon information available to us as of the date hereof, and qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of actual results, changes in Ichor’s expectations, future events or developments, or otherwise, except as required by law.

 

ICHOR HOLDINGS, LTD.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)

   

December 29,
2017

December 30,
2016

Assets
Current assets:
Cash $ 68,646 $ 50,854
Restricted cash 510 1,794
Accounts receivable, net 50,131 26,401
Inventories, net 150,801 70,881
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 5,619 7,061
Current assets from discontinued operations   3   99
Total current assets 275,710 157,090
Property and equipment, net 33,150 12,018
Other noncurrent assets 101,022 3,574
Deferred tax assets 994 570
Intangible assets, net 35,749 32,146
Goodwill   94,805   77,093
Total assets $ 541,430 $ 282,491
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 121,091 $ 88,531
Accrued liabilities 12,098 6,554
Other current liabilities 5,683 5,421
Current portion of long-term debt 6,490
Current liabilities from discontinued operations   400   564
Total current liabilities 145,762 101,070
Long-term debt, less current portion, net 180,247 37,944
Deferred tax liabilities 831 606
Other non-current liabilities 2,896 1,173
Non-current liabilities from discontinued operations     39
Total liabilities   329,736   140,832
Shareholders’ equity
Preferred shares ($0.0001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding)
Ordinary shares ($0.0001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 25,892,162 and 23,857,381 shares issued and outstanding, respectively) 3 2
Additional paid in capital 214,697 196,049
Accumulated deficit   (3,006 )   (54,392 )
Total shareholders’ equity   211,694   141,659
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 541,430 $ 282,491
 

ICHOR HOLDINGS, LTD.

Consolidated Statement of Operations

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended Year Ended

December 29,
2017

 

September 29,
2017

 

December 30,
2016

December 29,
2017

 

December 30,
2016

Net sales $ 182,936 $ 164,519 $ 131,408 $ 655,892 $ 405,747
Cost of sales   152,256   140,323   110,003   553,495   340,352
Gross profit   30,680   24,196   21,405   102,397   65,395
Operating expenses:
Research and development 2,213 1,992 2,154 7,899 6,383
Selling, general, and administrative 11,530 11,430 7,797 37,802 28,126
Amortization of intangible assets   2,718   2,220   1,805   8,536   7,015
Total operating expenses   16,461   15,642   11,756   54,237   41,524
Operating income 14,219 8,554 9,649 48,160 23,871
Interest expense, net 1,173 739 1,125 3,277 4,370
Other expense (income), net   199   73   (245 )   (126 )   (629 )
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 12,847 7,742 8,769 45,009 20,130
Income tax expense (benefit) from continuing operations   (1,551 )   (6,556 )   778   (7,109 )   (649 )
Net income from continuing operations   14,398   14,298   7,991   52,118   20,779
Discontinued operations:
Loss from discontinued operations before taxes (1 ) (64 ) (722 ) (4,077 )
Income tax expense from discontinued operations   1   8   14   10   40
Net loss from discontinued operations   (2 )   (8 )   (78 )   (732 )   (4,117 )
Net income 14,396 14,290 7,913 51,386 16,662
Less: Undistributed earnings attributable to preferred shareholders       (5,666 )     (15,284 )
Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders $ 14,396 $ 14,290 $ 2,247 $ 51,386 $ 1,378
Net income per share from continuing operations attributable to ordinary shareholders:
Basic $ 0.56 $ 0.57 $ 0.42 $ 2.07 $ 1.14
Diluted $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.39 $ 1.99 $ 0.87
Net income per share attributable to ordinary shareholders:
Basic $ 0.56 $ 0.57 $ 0.41 $ 2.05 $ 0.92
Diluted $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.38 $ 1.96 $ 0.70
Shares used to compute net income from continuing operations per share attributable to ordinary shareholders:
Basic 25,702,231 25,267,113 5,452,088 25,118,031 1,503,296
Diluted 26,656,065 26,278,147 5,870,331 26,218,424 1,967,926
Shares used to compute net income per share attributable to ordinary shareholders:
Basic 25,702,231 25,267,113 5,452,088 25,118,031 1,503,296
Diluted 26,656,065 26,278,147 5,870,331 26,218,424 1,967,926
 

ICHOR HOLDINGS, LTD.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 
Year Ended

December 29,
2017

 

December 30,
2016

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 51,386 $ 16,662
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 12,165 9,497
Gain on sale of investments and settlement of note receivable (241 )
Share-based compensation 2,230 3,216
Deferred income taxes (7,690 ) (2,429 )
Amortization of debt issuance costs 608 527
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of assets acquired:
Accounts receivable, net (1,253 ) (9,007 )
Inventories (45,435 ) (23,719 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets 3,813 (3,381 )
Accounts payable 22,341 36,761
Accrued liabilities 1,066 1,612
Other liabilities   (336 )   (2,009 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   38,654   27,730
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures (8,226 ) (4,268 )
Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired (180,955 ) (17,407 )
Proceeds from sale of intangible assets 230
Proceeds from sale of property, plant, and equipment 243
Proceeds from sale of investments and settlement note receivable   2,430  
Net cash used in investing activities   (186,751 )   (21,202 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Issuance of ordinary shares, net of fees 7,278 47,103
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 9,141
Debt issuance and modification costs (1,519 )
Borrowings under revolving commitment 10,000 12,000
Repayments on revolving commitment (22,000 )
Borrowing on long-term debt 140,000 15,000
Repayments on long-term debt   (295 )   (30,171 )
Net cash provided by financing activities   164,605   21,932
Net increase in cash 16,508 28,460
Cash and restricted cash at beginning of year   52,648   24,188
Cash and restricted cash at end of quarter $ 69,156 $ 52,648
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
Cash paid during the period for interest $ 3,436 $ 3,686
Cash paid during the period for taxes $ 1,068 $ 103
Supplemental disclosures of non-cash activities:
Capital expenditures included in accounts payable $ 716 $ 1,174
 

ICHOR HOLDINGS, LTD.

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP Net Income from Continuing Operations to Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Operations

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended Year Ended

December 29,
2017

 

September 29,
2017

 

December 30,
2016

December 29,
2017

 

December 30,
2016

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Net income from continuing operations $ 14,398 $ 14,298 $ 7,991 $ 52,118 $ 20,779
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Amortization of intangible assets 2,718 2,220 1,805 8,536 7,015
Share-based compensation 694 623 1,872 2,230 3,216
Other non-recurring expenses, net (1) 2,239 2,076 235 4,767 2,988
Tax adjustments related to non-GAAP adjustments (16 ) (20 ) (64 ) (78 ) (131 )
Tax benefit from acquisitions (2) (2,301 ) (5,281 ) (7,582 ) (2,271 )
Tax benefit from re-characterizing intercompany debt to equity (3) (1,627 ) (1,627 )
Tax impact from tax law change (4) 318 318
Adjustments to cost of goods sold (5) 1,752
Fair value adjustment to inventory from acquisitions (6) 590 3,004 3,594
Loss on Ajax acquisition arbitration settlement (7)     1,032     1,032  
Non-GAAP adjusted net income from continuing operations $ 18,640 $ 16,325 $ 11,839 $ 65,060 $ 31,596
Non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS $ 0.70 $ 0.62 $ 0.49 $ 2.48 $ 1.31
Shares used to compute diluted EPS (8) 26,656,065 26,278,147 24,172,826 26,218,424 24,188,881
(1)   Included in this amount for the fourth quarter of 2017 are (i) acquisition-related expenses, (ii) executive search expenses incurred in connection with replacing the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, and (iii) expenses incurred in connection with sales or other dispositions of our ordinary shares by affiliates of Francisco Partners (“FP”). Included in this amount for the third quarter of 2017 are (i) acquisition-related expenses and (ii) expenses incurred in connection with sales or other dispositions of our ordinary shares by affiliates of FP. Included in this amount for the year ended December 29, 2017 are (i) acquisition-related expenses, (ii) expenses incurred in connection with sales or other dispositions of our ordinary shares by affiliates of FP, (iii) executive search expenses incurred in connection with replacing the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, (iv) a refund of previously paid consulting fees from FP Consulting (“FPC”), and (v) a gain on sale of our investment in CHawk. Included in this amount for the fourth quarter of 2016 and the year ended December 30, 2016 are (i) acquisition-related expenses, (ii) bonuses paid to members of our management in connection with the cash dividend paid by us in August 2015, (iii) consulting fees paid to FPC, and (iv) IPO preparation expenses.
 
(2) The Company recorded a preliminary $2.3 million tax benefit in the fourth quarter of 2017 in connection with its acquisition of Talon Innovations. The Company recorded a $5.3 million tax benefit in the third quarter of 2017 from its acquisition of Cal-Weld. The Company recorded a $2.3 million tax benefit in the third quarter of 2016 in connection with its acquisition of Ajax.
 
(3) In the third quarter of 2017 the Company re-characterized intercompany debt to equity between its U.S. and Singapore entities resulting in a tax benefit of $1.6 million related to the reversal of previously accrued withholding taxes.
 
(4) This adjustment represents the impact of U.S. corporate tax reform, including revaluing the Company’s deferred tax assets from 35% to 21%.
 
(5) During the second quarter of 2017, we corrected an error related to translating the inventory balances at our Malaysia and Singapore subsidiaries at an incorrect foreign currency rate. The error arose in prior period financial statements beginning in periods prior to 2014 and through 2016. The correction resulted in a $1.75 million increase in cost of sales and a corresponding decrease in gross profit in our consolidated statement of operations and a decrease to inventories in our consolidated balance sheet during the second quarter of 2017.
 
(6) As part of our purchase price allocation for our acquisition of Cal-Weld, we recorded inventory at fair value. We recorded a fair value step-up to inventory of $3.6 million in the third quarter of 2017 in connection with our acquisition of Cal-Weld. This amount was released to cost of sales as inventory was sold during the respective quarter.
 
(7) During the third quarter of 2017, we received a final arbitration ruling on our working capital claim with the sellers of Ajax. The ruling was outside the one year measurement period and therefore could not be considered an adjustment to goodwill, resulting in a charge to selling, general, and administrative expense.
 
(8) For the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016, assumes the shares sold, the conversion of preferred shares into ordinary shares, and vesting of restricted shares and options in connection with our December 2016 IPO occurred at the beginning of the period, for comparability between periods. No adjustment to GAAP diluted ordinary shares was necessary for the fourth quarter, third quarter, or fiscal year 2017.
 

ICHOR HOLDINGS, LTD.

U.S. GAAP and Non-GAAP Summary Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

       
Quarter Ended Quarter Ended Quarter Ended
December 29, 2017 September 29, 2017 December 30, 2016
U.S. GAAP   Non-GAAP U.S. GAAP   Non-GAAP U.S. GAAP   Non-GAAP
Net sales $ 182,936 $ 182,936 $ 164,519 $ 164,519 $ 131,408 $ 131,408
Cost of sales (1)   152,256   151,625   140,323   137,277   110,003   109,995
Gross profit 30,680 31,311 24,196 27,242 21,405 21,413
Operating expenses (2)   16,461   10,851   15,642   9,733   11,756   7,852
Operating income 14,219 20,460 8,554 17,509 9,649 13,561
Interest expense 1,173 1,173 739 739 1,125 1,125
Other expense (income), net (3)   199   199   73   73   (245 )   (245 )
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 12,847 19,088 7,742 16,697 8,769 12,681
Income tax expense (benefit) from continuing operations (4)   (1,551 )   448   (6,556 )   372   778   842
Net income from continuing operations $ 14,398 $ 18,640 $ 14,298 $ 16,325 $ 7,991 $ 11,839
 
Year Ended Year Ended
December 29, 2017 December 30, 2016
U.S. GAAP Non-GAAP U.S. GAAP Non-GAAP
Net sales $ 655,892 $ 655,892 $ 405,747 $ 405,747
Cost of sales (1)   553,495   548,031   340,352   340,332
Gross profit 102,397 107,861 65,395 65,415
Operating expenses (2)   54,237   37,486   41,524   28,325
Operating income 48,160 70,375 23,871 37,090
Interest expense 3,277 3,277 4,370 4,370
Other expense (income), net (3)   (126 )   178   (629 )   (629 )
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 45,009 66,920 20,130 33,349
Income tax expense (benefit) from continuing operations (4)   (7,109 )   1,860   (649 )   1,753
Net income from continuing operations $ 52,118 $ 65,060 $ 20,779 $ 31,596
 
(1)   Non-GAAP cost of sales excludes share-based compensation expense, impacts from a step up in the fair value of inventory acquired in connection with our acquisition of Cal-Weld (see footnote 6 on page 8), and an adjustment from an error correction relating to translated inventory balances from our Malaysia and Singapore subsidiaries (see footnote 5 on page 8).
 
(2) Non-GAAP operating expenses excludes amortization of intangible assets, share-based compensation expense, a loss on our arbitration settlement related to our acquisition of Ajax (see footnote 7 on page 8), and other net non-recurring expenses (see footnote 1 on page 8).
 
(3) Non-GAAP other expense (income), net excludes a gain on our sale of our investment in CHawk (see footnote 1 on page 8).
 
(4) Non-GAAP income tax expense from continuing operations excludes tax benefits from our acquisitions of Cal-Weld and Talon Innovations (see footnote 2 on page 8), a tax benefit from re-characterizing intercompany debt to equity (see footnote 3 on page 8), the tax impact from a change in tax law (see footnote 4 on page 8), and the tax effects of the above non-GAAP, non-tax related adjustments.
 

The following table calculates diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to ordinary shareholders using the two class method, required for participating securities, as Ichor had two classes of stock during 2016. Beginning in the first quarter of 2017, Ichor no longer uses the two class method, as there is only one class of stock outstanding subsequent to our December 2016 IPO. All preferred shares were converted into ordinary shares in connection with our December 2016 IPO.

ICHOR HOLDINGS, LTD.

Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations Attributable to Common Shareholders

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended Year Ended

December 29,
2017

   

September 29,
2017

 

December 30,
2016

December 29,
2017

   

December 30,
2016

Net income from continuing operations $ 14,398 $ 14,298 $ 7,991 $ 52,118 $ 20,779
Undistributed earnings attributed to preferred shareholders       (5,721 )     (19,060 )
Net income from continuing operations, attributable to ordinary shareholders (1) $ 14,398 $ 14,298 $ 2,270 $ 52,118 $ 1,719
Net income per diluted share from continuing operations attributable to ordinary shareholders $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.39 $ 1.99 $ 0.87
Diluted shares used to compute net income from continuing operations per share attributable to ordinary shareholders 26,656,065 26,278,147 5,870,331 26,218,424 1,967,926
(1)   Under the two-class method, net income attributable to ordinary shareholders after deduction of preferred share dividends, if any, is determined by allocating undistributed earnings between the ordinary shares and the participating securities based on their respective rights to receive dividends. Basic net income per share attributable to ordinary shareholders is computed by dividing net income attributable to ordinary shareholders by the weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period. All participating securities are excluded from basic weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding. Diluted net income per share attributable to ordinary shareholders is computed by dividing net income attributable to ordinary shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding, including all potentially dilutive ordinary shares, if the effect of each class of potential shares of ordinary shares is dilutive.
 
For purposes of calculating EPS under the two-class method, an accounting policy election has been made to treat each income statement line item (net income from continuing operations, net income from discontinued operations, and net income) as an independent calculation and only allocate earnings to participating securities for those line items for which income is reported, as the participating securities do not have a contractual obligation to participate in losses. There is therefore no allocation of losses to participating securities for those line items for which a loss is reported. Under this method, the sum of the individual EPS income statement line items will not reconcile to the total net income per share.

Source: Ichor Holdings, Ltd.

Ichor Holdings, Ltd.
Jeff Andreson, CFO 510-897-5200
Claire McAdams, IR 530-265-9899
IR@ichorsystems.com