|By Business Wire||
|November 13, 2012 04:03 PM EST||
Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF) today reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2012.
Ron Kramer, Chief Executive Officer, commented “Fourth quarter results were in-line with our expectations and underscore how well each of our businesses are operating in this challenging global economic environment. Specifically, Telephonics had another strong quarter benefiting in part from a more favorable product mix, achieving record-level profitability for the year. Clopay Plastics (“Plastics”) continued to show ongoing improvement from the initiatives undertaken to address manufacturing inefficiencies arising from our capacity expansions in Germany and Brazil. Home & Building Products (“HBP”), benefited from our doors business, but customer build up of snow tool inventory resulting from last year’s unusually warm winter contributed to lower sales at Ames in the quarter.”
Fourth quarter revenue totaled $447 million, decreasing 8% compared to the 2011 quarter. HBP, Telephonics and Plastics revenue decreased 5%, 13% and 6%, respectively, compared to the prior year quarter.
For the current quarter, Segment adjusted EBITDA totaled $37.2 million, decreasing 10% compared to $41.5 million in the prior year quarter. Segment adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income, excluding corporate overhead, interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, acquisition-related expenses including the impact from the fair value of inventory acquired as part of a business combination, restructuring charges and the gain (loss) from debt extinguishment, as applicable.
Fourth quarter net income totaled $3.4 million, or $0.06 per share, compared to $3.4 million, or $0.06 per share, in the prior year quarter. Fourth quarter 2012 results included restructuring and acquisition costs, net, of $2.1 million, or $0.04 per share, and net discrete tax benefits of $3.5 million, or $0.06 per share. Fourth quarter 2011 results included restructuring and acquisition costs, net, of $2.1 million, or $0.03 per share, and net discrete tax benefits of $1.3 million, or $0.02 per share. Current quarter adjusted net income was $2.0 million, or $0.04 per share, compared to $4.2 million, or $0.07 per share, in the prior year quarter.
For the full year 2012, revenue totaled $1.9 billion, increasing 2% compared to 2011, driven by HBP and Plastics, which increased 2% and 5%, respectively. Telephonics revenue decreased 3% compared to 2011 because of a decline in the Counter Remote Control Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare 3.1 (“CREW 3.1”) program for which Telephonics serves as a contract manufacturer.
For the year ended September 30, 2012, Segment adjusted EBITDA totaled $171.0 million, increasing 3% compared to $165.6 million in the prior year.
For the year ended September 30, 2012, net income was $17.0 million, or $0.30 per share, compared to a net loss of $7.4 million, or $0.13 per share, in the prior year. Adjusted income for 2012 was $15.3 million, or $0.27 per share, compared to $19.9 million, or $0.34 per share, in the prior year. Results for 2012 included restructuring of $4.7 million ($3.0 million, net of tax, or $0.05 per share) and acquisition costs of $0.5 million ($0.3 million, net of tax, or $0.01 per share), as well as discrete tax benefits, net, of $5.1 million, or $0.09 per share. Full year 2011 results included a charge of $26.2 million ($16.8 million, net of tax, or $0.29 per share) resulting from the refinancing of Ames True Temper (“ATT”) acquisition-related debt; $15.2 million ($9.8 million, net of tax, or $0.17 per share) of cost of goods related to the sale of inventory recorded at fair value in connection with ATT acquisition accounting; $7.5 million ($4.9 million, net of tax, or $0.08 per share) of restructuring charges related to the consolidation of Clopay Building Product (“CBP”) facilities, and headcount reductions at Telephonics and ATT; $0.4 million ($0.3 million net of tax) of Southern Patio (“SP”) acquisition costs; and $4.6 million, or $0.08 per share, of net discrete tax benefits.
Mr. Kramer continued, “While we are prepared for economic conditions to remain challenging, our businesses are well-positioned for growth and improved profitability. We remain committed to driving shareholder value through a range of opportunities including organic improvement, a disciplined approach to capital investment and, in the longer term, our ongoing evaluation of additional strategic transactions.”
Segment Operating Results
Revenue in the current quarter decreased $18.1 million or 13% compared to the 2011 quarter. In the current and prior year quarters, revenue included $1.8 million and $11.3 million, respectively, related to the CREW 3.1 program. Excluding CREW 3.1 from both quarters, revenue decreased 7% from the prior year quarter primarily due to timing of Mobile Surveillance Capability and Integrated Fix Tower awards for follow-on production, and timing of awards for Ground Surveillance radars and Firescout, partially offset by LAMPS MMR.
Segment adjusted EBITDA in the 2012 quarter was $13.7 million, increasing 2% from the prior year quarter, mainly driven by higher gross profit from a combination of favorable program mix and manufacturing efficiencies, and lower selling, general and administrative expenses related to the timing of proposal and research and development activities. Operating results also benefited from cost reductions resulting from the voluntary early retirement plan undertaken in the prior year and other restructuring activities implemented earlier this year.
Revenue in 2012 decreased $13.9 million or 3% compared to the prior year. In the current and prior year, revenue included $24.1 million and $44.3 million, respectively, related to the CREW 3.1 program. Excluding CREW 3.1 from both years, revenue increased 2% over the prior year primarily attributable to LAMPS MMR.
Segment adjusted EBITDA for the full year 2012 totaled $60.6 million, increasing 19% over the prior year, mainly driven by higher gross profit from a combination of favorable program mix and manufacturing efficiencies, partially offset by higher selling, general and administrative expenses primarily due to the timing of proposal and research and development activities. Operating results also benefited from cost reductions resulting from the voluntary early retirement plan undertaken in the prior year and other restructuring activities implemented earlier this year.
Contract backlog totaled a record $451 million at September 30, 2012 compared to $417 million at September 30, 2011, with approximately 70% expected to be filled within the next twelve months.
Revenue in the current quarter decreased $8.8 million, or 6%, compared to the 2011 quarter; a volume increase of 3% and a 1% benefit from favorable mix were more than offset by the 9% unfavorable impact of translation of European and Brazilian revenue into a stronger U.S. dollar. Selling price adjustments due to resin fluctuations reduced revenue by 1% in the quarter; Plastics adjusts customer selling prices, based on underlying resin costs, on a delayed basis.
Segment adjusted EBITDA in the 2012 quarter increased $2.0 million, or 19%, compared to the prior year quarter, primarily driven by the improved volume, favorable mix and continued efficiency improvements on past capital initiatives, partially offset by a 3% unfavorable impact of foreign exchange as well as the impact of somewhat higher selling, general and administrative expenses. The impact of resin was not material in the quarter.
Revenue in 2012 increased $27.4 million, or 5%, compared to 2011, driven by a 10% increase in volume. The benefit of the volume growth was partially offset by a 5% unfavorable impact of translation of European and Brazilian revenue into a stronger U.S. dollar. Selling price adjustments due to resin fluctuations did not have a significant impact on 2012 revenue.
Segment adjusted EBITDA in 2012 increased $2.4 million, or 6%, compared to the prior year, primarily driven by the higher volume, a $3.7 million favorable resin impact and efficiency improvement on past capital initiatives, partially offset by a 2% unfavorable impact of foreign exchange, product mix and the impact of somewhat higher selling, general and administrative expenses.
Home & Building Products
Fourth quarter revenue decreased $10.6 million, or 5%, compared to the prior year quarter. ATT revenue decreased 12% primarily due to lower snow tool sales. Typically, ATT has strong snow tool sales in the last fiscal quarter as customers build inventory in anticipation of the coming snow season; however, excess snow tool inventory remaining at customers following the record warm weather of the 2011-2012 winter substantially reduced such sales. The snow tool impact was partially offset by the inclusion of SP. CBP revenue decreased 1% mainly due to volume, partially offset by favorable mix.
Segment adjusted EBITDA in the 2012 quarter decreased $6.4 million, or 37%, compared to the prior year quarter. The decrease was driven by the lower snow volume that also affected ATT plant absorption of manufacturing expenses in the quarter. The ATT decline was partially offset by CBP favorable product mix as well as CBP manufacturing efficiencies, and lower warehouse and distribution costs.
Revenue in 2012 increased $16.8 million, or 2%, compared to the prior year. ATT revenue was flat with the prior year, mainly because of weak snow tool sales, driven by the absence of snow throughout much of the country during the 2011-2012 winter, substantially offset by the inclusion of SP, acquired in October 2011. CBP revenue increased 4% due to a combination of favorable mix and higher volume.
Segment adjusted EBITDA in 2012 decreased $6.7 million, or 9%, compared to the prior year, driven mainly by the decline in snow volume at ATT; the ATT volume decline was partially offset by the inclusion of SP as well as improved CBP profitability driven by increased volume, favorable mix, and lower warehouse and distribution costs.
Griffon’s effective tax rate for 2012 was 22.5% compared to a benefit of 48.2% in 2011. The 2012 rate reflected net discrete benefits of $5.1 million primarily from the release of previously established reserves for uncertain tax positions on conclusion of various tax audits, and benefits related to various tax planning initiatives. The 2011 rate reflected net discrete benefits of $4.6 million primarily from tax planning related to unremitted foreign earnings. Excluding discrete tax items, the 2012 rate would have been 45.8%, and the 2011 benefit would have been 16.4%. In both years, the effective rates reflect the impact of permanent differences not deductible in determining taxable income, mainly limited deductibility of restricted stock, as well as the impact of tax reserves and changes in earnings mix between domestic and non-domestic operations.
In 2012 and 2011, respectively, Telephonics recognized $3.8 and $3.0 million of restructuring charges in connection with two discrete voluntary early retirement plans and other restructuring costs related to changes in its organizational structure; such charges were personnel-related, reducing headcount by 185 employees.
In both 2012 and 2011, ATT recognized $0.9 million in restructuring costs primarily related to termination benefits, reducing headcount by 38 employees.
The consolidation of the CBP manufacturing facilities plan, announced in June 2009, was completed in 2011. In completing the consolidation plan, CBP incurred total pre-tax exit and restructuring costs of $9.0 million, substantially all of which were cash charges, and had $10.4 million of related capital expenditures. The restructuring costs were $3.6 million in 2011, $4.2 million in 2010 and $1.2 million in 2009.
Balance Sheet and Capital Expenditures
At September 30, 2012, the Company had cash and equivalents of $210 million, total debt outstanding of $700 million, net of discounts, and $178 million available for borrowing under its revolving credit facility. Capital expenditures were $68.9 million in 2012. The Company expects capital spending of $60 to $65 million for 2013.
During 2012, the Company purchased 1.2 million shares of its common stock under an authorized stock repurchase plan, for $10.4 million, of which 486,000 shares were purchased in the fourth quarter, for $4.7 million. At September 30, 2012, the Company had a remaining authorization of $38.3 million. During 2011, the Company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan purchased 1.9 million shares for a total of $20.0 million and the Company purchased 1.5 million shares for a total of $12.4 million under authorized repurchase plans.
Conference Call Information
The Company will hold a conference call today, November 13, 2012, at 4:30 PM ET.
The call can be accessed by dialing 1-800-231-9012 (U.S. participants) or 1-719-457-2619 (International participants). Callers should ask to be connected to the Griffon Corporation teleconference.
A replay of the call will be available starting on November 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM ET by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (U.S.) or 1-858-384-5517 (International), and entering the conference ID number: 4942707. The replay will be available through November 27, 2012.
“Safe Harbor” Statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: All statements related to, among other things, income, earnings, cash flows, revenue, changes in operations, operating improvements, industries in which Griffon Corporation (the “Company” or “Griffon”) operates and the United States and global economies that are not historical are hereby identified as “forward-looking statements” and may be indicated by words or phrases such as “anticipates,” “supports,” “plans,” “projects,” “expects,” “believes,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “hope,” “forecast,” “management is of the opinion,” “may,” “will,” “estimates,” “intends,” “explores,” “opportunities,” the negative of these expressions, use of the future tense and similar words or phrases. Such forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: current economic conditions and uncertainties in the housing, credit and capital markets; the Company’s ability to achieve expected savings from cost control, integration and disposal initiatives; the ability to identify and successfully consummate and integrate value-adding acquisition opportunities; increasing competition and pricing pressures in the markets served by Griffon’s operating companies; the ability of Griffon’s operating companies to expand into new geographic and product markets and to anticipate and meet customer demands for new products and product enhancements and innovations; reduced military spending by the government on projects for which Telephonics Corporation supplied products; increases in the cost of raw materials such as resin and steel; changes in customer demand; the potential impact of seasonal variations and uncertain weather patterns on certain of Griffon’s businesses; political events that could impact the worldwide economy; a downgrade in the Company’s credit ratings; changes in international economic conditions including interest rate and currency exchange fluctuations; the reliance by certain of Griffon’s businesses on particular third party suppliers and manufacturers to meet customer demands; the relative mix of products and services offered by Griffon’s businesses, which could impact margins and operating efficiencies; short-term capacity constraints or prolonged excess capacity; unforeseen developments in contingencies, such as litigation; unfavorable results of government agency contract audits of Telephonics Corporation, including as a result of sequestration which is currently scheduled to take effect in January 2013; Griffon’s ability to adequately protect and maintain the validity of patent and other intellectual property rights; the cyclical nature of the businesses of certain Griffon’s operating companies; and possible terrorist threats and actions and their impact on the global economy. Such statements reflect the views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to these and other risks, as previously disclosed in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
About Griffon Corporation
Griffon Corporation (the “Company” or “Griffon”), is a diversified management and holding company that conducts business through wholly-owned subsidiaries. Griffon oversees the operations of its subsidiaries, allocates resources among them and manages their capital structures. Griffon provides direction and assistance to its subsidiaries in connection with acquisition and growth opportunities as well as in connection with divestitures. In order to further diversify, Griffon also seeks out, evaluates and, when appropriate, will acquire additional businesses that offer potentially attractive returns on capital.
Griffon currently conducts its operations through three segments:
Home & Building Products consists of two companies, Ames True Temper,
Inc. (“ATT”) and Clopay Building Products Company, Inc. (“CBP”):
- ATT is a global provider of non-powered landscaping products that make work easier for homeowners and professionals.
- CBP is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential, commercial and industrial garage doors to professional installing dealers and major home center retail chains.
- Telephonics Corporation designs, develops and manufactures high-technology, integrated information, communication and sensor system solutions for use in military and commercial markets worldwide.
- Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc. is an international leader in the development and production of embossed, laminated and printed specialty plastic films used in a variety of hygienic, health-care and industrial applications.
For more information on Griffon and its operating subsidiaries, please see the Company’s website at www.griffoncorp.com.
Griffon evaluates performance and allocates resources based on each segments’ operating results before interest income or expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, gain (loss) from debt extinguishment, unallocated amounts, restructuring charges and acquisition-related expenses including the impact from the fair value of inventory acquired as part of a business combination (“Segment Adjusted EBITDA”). Griffon believes this information is useful to investors.
The following table provides a reconciliation of Segment Adjusted EBITDA to Income (loss) before taxes:
|GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|For the Three Months Ended||For the Years Ended|
|September 30,||September 30,|
|Home & Building Products:|
|Home & Building Products||184,341||194,911||856,540||839,736|
|Total consolidated net sales||$||447,436||$||484,989||$||1,861,145||$||1,830,802|
|Segment profit before depreciation, amortization, restructuring, fair value write-up of acquired inventory sold and acquisition costs:|
|Home & Building Products||$||11,033||$||17,479||$||70,467||$||77,119|
|Total Segment profit before depreciation, amortization, restructuring, fair value write-up of acquired inventory sold and acquisition costs||37,224||41,471||171,032||165,633|
|Loss from debt extinguishment, net||-||-||-||(26,164||)|
|Net interest expense||(12,940||)||(12,609||)||(51,715||)||(47,448||)|
|Segment depreciation and amortization||(17,491||)||(15,544||)||(65,864||)||(60,361||)|
|Fair value write-up of acquired inventory sold||-||-||-||(15,152||)|
|Income (loss) before taxes||$||(2,705||)||$||6,652||$||21,941||$||(14,349||)|
|Unallocated amounts typically include general corporate expenses not attributable to a reportable segment.|
The following is a reconciliation of each segment’s operating results to Segment Adjusted EBITDA:
|GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES|
|BY REPORTABLE SEGMENT|
|Three Months Ended|
|September 30,||Years Ended September 30,|
|Home & Building Products|
|Segment operating profit||$||1,670||$||9,408||$||37,082||$||28,228|
|Depreciation and amortization||8,463||7,248||32,034||28,796|
|Fair value write-up of acquired inventory sold||-||-||-||15,152|
|Segment adjusted EBITDA||11,033||17,479||70,467||77,119|
|Segment operating profit||9,061||8,952||49,232||40,595|
|Depreciation and amortization||2,299||2,023||7,518||7,234|
|Segment adjusted EBITDA||13,653||13,418||60,565||50,875|
|Clopay Plastic Products|
|Segment operating profit||5,809||4,301||13,688||13,308|
|Depreciation and amortization||6,729||6,273||26,312||24,331|
|Segment adjusted EBITDA||12,538||10,574||40,000||37,639|
|Income from operations - as reported||9,722||18,955||72,420||55,549|
|Segment operating profit||16,540||22,661||100,002||82,131|
|Depreciation and amortization||17,491||15,544||65,864||60,361|
|Fair value write-up of acquired inventory sold||-||-||-||15,152|
|Segment adjusted EBITDA||$||37,224||$||41,471||$||171,032||$||165,633|
|GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(in thousands, except per share data)|
|Three Months Ended September 30,||Years Ended September 30,|
|Cost of goods and services||349,785||379,699||1,442,340||1,437,341|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||85,035||83,515||341,696||330,369|
|Restructuring and other related charges||2,894||2,820||4,689||7,543|
|Total operating expenses||87,929||86,335||346,385||337,912|
|Income from operations||9,722||18,955||72,420||55,549|
|Other income (expense)|
|Loss from debt extinguishment, net||-||-||-||(26,164||)|
|Total other income (expense)||(12,427||)||(12,303||)||(50,479||)||(69,898||)|
|Income (loss) before taxes||(2,705||)||6,652||21,941||(14,349||)|
|Provision (benefit) for income taxes||(6,153||)||3,274||4,930||(6,918||)|
|Net Income (loss)||$||3,448||$||3,378||$||17,011||$||(7,431||)|
|Basic earnings (loss) per common share||$||0.06||$||0.06||$||0.30||$||(0.13||)|
|Weighted-average shares outstanding||55,560||57,516||55,914||58,919|
|Diluted earnings (loss) per common share||$||0.06||$||0.06||$||0.30||$||(0.13||)|
|Weighted-average shares outstanding||57,374||58,284||57,329||58,919|
|GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|At September 30,||At September 30,|
|Cash and equivalents||$||209,654||$||243,029|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $5,433 and $6,072||239,857||267,471|
|Contract costs and recognized income not yet billed,|
net of progress payments of $3,748 and $9,697
|Prepaid and other current assets||47,472||48,828|
|Assets of discontinued operations||587||1,381|
|Total Current Assets||826,215||899,255|
|PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net||356,879||350,050|
|INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net||230,473||223,189|
|ASSETS OF DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS||2,936||3,675|
Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt
Liabilities of discontinued operations
Total Current Liabilities
|LONG-TERM DEBT, net of debt discount of $16,607 and $19,693||681,907||688,247|
|LIABILITIES OF DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS||3,643||5,786|
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
|Total Shareholders' Equity||654,152||651,908|
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
|GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|Years Ended September 30,|
|CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:|
|Net income (loss)||$||17,011||$||(7,431||)|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to|
|net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Income from discontinued operations||-||-|
|Depreciation and amortization||66,264||60,712|
|Fair value write-up of acquired inventory sold||-||15,152|
|Provision for losses on accounts receivable||1,212||1,225|
|Amortization/write-off of deferred financing costs and debt discounts||6,023||6,733|
|Loss from debt extinguishment, net||-||26,164|
|Deferred income taxes||(2,627||)||(2,749||)|
|(Gain) loss on sale/disposal of assets||56||(251||)|
|Change in assets and liabilities, net of assets and liabilities acquired:|
|(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable and contract costs|
|and recognized income not yet billed||27,269||(30,593||)|
|(Increase) decrease in inventories||9,011||(12,803||)|
|Increase in prepaid and other assets||(3,281||)||9,065|
|Decrease in accounts payable, accrued liabilities|
|and income taxes payable||(46,368||)||(42,604||)|
|Other changes, net||5,121||3,809|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||90,130||35,385|
|CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:|
|Acquisition of property, plant and equipment||(68,851||)||(87,617||)|
|Acquired business, net of cash acquired||(22,432||)||(855||)|
|Change in funds restricted for capital projects||-||4,629|
|Proceeds from sale of assets||309||1,510|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(90,974||)||(82,333||)|
|CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock||-||-|
|Purchase of shares for treasury||(10,382||)||(18,139||)|
|Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt||4,000||674,251|
|Payments of long-term debt||(18,546||)||(498,572||)|
|Change in short-term borrowings||(1,859||)||3,538|
|Purchase of ESOP shares||-||(19,973||)|
|Exercise of stock options||-||2,306|
|Tax effect from exercise/vesting of equity awards, net||834||7|
|Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities||(30,693||)||122,110|
|CASH FLOWS FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS:|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(2,801||)||(962||)|
|Net cash used in discontinued operations||(2,801||)||(962||)|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents||963||(973||)|
|NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND EQUIVALENTS||(33,375||)||73,227|
|CASH AND EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD||243,029||169,802|
|CASH AND EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD||$||209,654||$||243,029|
Griffon evaluates performance based on Earnings per share and Net income (loss) excluding restructuring charges, gain (loss) from debt extinguishment, discrete tax items and acquisition-related expenses including the impact from the fair value of inventory acquired as part of a business combination. Griffon believes this information is useful to investors. The following table provides a reconciliation of Earnings (loss) per share and Net income (loss) to Adjusted earnings per share and Adjusted net income:
|GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|RECONCILIATION OF INCOME (LOSS) TO ADJUSTED INCOME (LOSS)|
|For the Three Months||For the Years Ended|
|Ended September 30,||September 30,|
|Net income (loss)||$||3,448||$||3,378||$||17,011||$||(7,431||)|
|Adjusting items, net of tax:|
|Loss from debt extinguishment, net||-||-||-||16,813|
|Fair value write-up of acquired inventory sold||-||-||-||9,849|
|Restructuring and related||1,881||1,833||3,048||4,903|
|Discrete tax benefits||(3,484||)||(1,252||)||(5,110||)||(4,570||)|
|Adjusted net income||$||2,039||$||4,249||$||15,259||$||19,854|
|Earnings (loss) per common share||$||0.06||$||0.06||$||0.30||$||(0.13||)|
|Adjusting items, net of tax:|
|Loss from debt extinguishment, net||-||-||-||0.29|
|Fair value write-up of acquired inventory sold||-||-||-||0.17|
|Discrete tax benefits||(0.06||)||(0.02||)||(0.09||)||(0.08||)|
|Adjusted earnings per share||$||0.04||$||0.07||$||0.27||$||0.34|
|Weighted-average shares outstanding (in thousands)||57,374||58,284||57,329||58,919|
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Dave will share his insights on how Internet of Things for Enterprises are transforming and making more productive and efficient operations and maintenance (O&M) procedures in the cleantech industry and beyond. Speaker Bio: Dave Landa is chief operating officer of Cybozu Corp (kintone US). Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dave has been on the forefront of the Cloud revolution driving strategic business development on the executive teams of multiple leading Software as a Services (SaaS) application providers dating back to 2004. Cybozu's kintone.com is a leading global BYOA (Build Your O...
Apr. 25, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,564
While not quite mainstream yet, WebRTC is starting to gain ground with Carriers, Enterprises and Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s) alike. WebRTC makes it easy for developers to add audio and video communications into their applications by using Web browsers as their platform. But like any market, every customer engagement has unique requirements, as well as constraints. And of course, one size does not fit all. In her session at WebRTC Summit, Dr. Natasha Tamaskar, Vice President, Head of Cloud and Mobile Strategy at GENBAND, will explore what is needed to take a real time communications ...
Apr. 25, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,788
SYS-CON Events announced today that GENBAND, a leading developer of real time communications software solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's WebRTC Summit, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The GENBAND team will be on hand to demonstrate their newest product, Kandy. Kandy is a communications Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that enables companies to seamlessly integrate more human communications into their Web and mobile applications - creating more engaging experiences for their customers and boosting collaboration and productiv...
Apr. 25, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,731
SYS-CON Events announced today that BroadSoft, the leading global provider of Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) services to operators worldwide, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's WebRTC Summit, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. BroadSoft is the leading provider of software and services that enable mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to offer Unified Communications over their Internet Protocol networks. The Company’s core communications platform enables the delivery of a range of enterprise and consumer calling...
Apr. 25, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,541
So I guess we’ve officially entered a new era of lean and mean. I say this with the announcement of Ubuntu Snappy Core, “designed for lightweight cloud container hosts running Docker and for smart devices,” according to Canonical. “Snappy Ubuntu Core is the smallest Ubuntu available, designed for security and efficiency in devices or on the cloud.” This first version of Snappy Ubuntu Core features secure app containment and Docker 1.6 (1.5 in main release), is available on public clouds, and for ARM and x86 devices on several IoT boards. It’s a Trend! This announcement comes just as...
Apr. 25, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,400
What exactly is a cognitive application? In her session at 16th Cloud Expo, Ashley Hathaway, Product Manager at IBM Watson, will look at the services being offered by the IBM Watson Developer Cloud and what that means for developers and Big Data. She'll explore how IBM Watson and its partnerships will continue to grow and help define what it means to be a cognitive service, as well as take a look at the offerings on Bluemix. She will also check out how Watson and the Alchemy API team up to offer disruptive APIs to developers.
Apr. 25, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,849
The IoT Bootcamp is coming to Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo on June 9-10 at the Javits Center in New York. Instructor. Registration is now available at http://iotbootcamp.sys-con.com/ Instructor Janakiram MSV previously taught the famously successful Multi-Cloud Bootcamp at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo in November in Santa Clara. Now he is expanding the focus to Janakiram is the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. He is a Microsoft Regional Director for Hyderabad, India, and one of the f...
Apr. 25, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,659
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
Apr. 25, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,308
SYS-CON Media announced today that @ThingsExpo Blog launched with 7,788 original stories. @ThingsExpo Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @ThingsExpo Blog can be bookmarked. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
Apr. 25, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,545
The world's leading Cloud event, Cloud Expo has launched Microservices Journal on the SYS-CON.com portal, featuring over 19,000 original articles, news stories, features, and blog entries. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. Microservices Journal offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. Follow new article posts on Twitter at @MicroservicesE
Apr. 25, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,097
SYS-CON Events announced today that robomq.io will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. robomq.io is an interoperable and composable platform that connects any device to any application. It helps systems integrators and the solution providers build new and innovative products and service for industries requiring monitoring or intelligence from devices and sensors.
Apr. 25, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,090
Wearable technology was dominant at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) , and MWC was no exception to this trend. New versions of favorites, such as the Samsung Gear (three new products were released: the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit), shared the limelight with new wearables like Pebble Time Steel (the new premium version of the company’s previously released smartwatch) and the LG Watch Urbane. The most dramatic difference at MWC was an emphasis on presenting wearables as fashion accessories and moving away from the original clunky technology associated with t...
Apr. 25, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,094
SYS-CON Events announced today that Litmus Automation will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Litmus Automation’s vision is to provide a solution for companies that are in a rush to embrace the disruptive Internet of Things technology and leverage it for real business challenges. Litmus Automation simplifies the complexity of connected devices applications with Loop, a secure and scalable cloud platform.
Apr. 25, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,742
In 2015, 4.9 billion connected "things" will be in use. By 2020, Gartner forecasts this amount to be 25 billion, a 410 percent increase in just five years. How will businesses handle this rapid growth of data? Hadoop will continue to improve its technology to meet business demands, by enabling businesses to access/analyze data in real time, when and where they need it. Cloudera's Chief Technologist, Eli Collins, will discuss how Big Data is keeping up with today's data demands and how in the future, data and analytics will be pervasive, embedded into every workflow, application and infra...
Apr. 25, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,458