|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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Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessions, I wanted to share some of my observations on emerging trends. As cyber security serves as a fou...
Nov. 30, 2015 10:30 AM EST Reads: 353
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now all corporate assets – people, objects, and spaces – can share information about themselves and thei...
Nov. 30, 2015 10:00 AM EST Reads: 290
The cloud. Like a comic book superhero, there seems to be no problem it can’t fix or cost it can’t slash. Yet making the transition is not always easy and production environments are still largely on premise. Taking some practical and sensible steps to reduce risk can also help provide a basis for a successful cloud transition. A plethora of surveys from the likes of IDG and Gartner show that more than 70 percent of enterprises have deployed at least one or more cloud application or workload. Yet a closer inspection at the data reveals less than half of these cloud projects involve production...
Nov. 30, 2015 09:00 AM EST Reads: 506
Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true change and transformation possible.
Nov. 30, 2015 08:00 AM EST Reads: 565
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem" in this scenario: microservice A (releases daily) depends on a couple of additions to backend B (re...
Nov. 30, 2015 07:00 AM EST Reads: 468
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Nov. 30, 2015 07:00 AM EST Reads: 382
Container technology is shaping the future of DevOps and it’s also changing the way organizations think about application development. With the rise of mobile applications in the enterprise, businesses are abandoning year-long development cycles and embracing technologies that enable rapid development and continuous deployment of apps. In his session at DevOps Summit, Kurt Collins, Developer Evangelist at Built.io, examined how Docker has evolved into a highly effective tool for application delivery by allowing increasingly popular Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (mBaaS) platforms to quickly crea...
Nov. 30, 2015 06:00 AM EST Reads: 388
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years.
Nov. 30, 2015 05:30 AM EST Reads: 494
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Day 2 Keynote at 17th Cloud Expo, Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist, wil...
Nov. 30, 2015 04:00 AM EST Reads: 608
PubNub has announced the release of BLOCKS, a set of customizable microservices that give developers a simple way to add code and deploy features for realtime apps.PubNub BLOCKS executes business logic directly on the data streaming through PubNub’s network without splitting it off to an intermediary server controlled by the customer. This revolutionary approach streamlines app development, reduces endpoint-to-endpoint latency, and allows apps to better leverage the enormous scalability of PubNub’s Data Stream Network.
Nov. 30, 2015 04:00 AM EST Reads: 350
Apps and devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. Learn how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again) whenever an Internet connection is available. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Ben Perlmutter, a Sales Engineer with IBM Cloudant, demonstrated techniques for replicating cloud databases with devices in order to build offline-first mobile or Internet of Things (IoT) apps that can provide a better, faster user experience, both offline and online. The focus of this talk was on IBM Cloudant, Apache CouchDB, and ...
Nov. 30, 2015 03:45 AM EST Reads: 440
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi’s VP Business Development and Engineering, explored the IoT cloud-based platform technologies driving this change including privacy controls, data transparency and integration of real time context with p...
Nov. 30, 2015 02:00 AM EST Reads: 449
I recently attended and was a speaker at the 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I also had the opportunity to attend this event last year and I wrote a blog from that show talking about how the “Enterprise Impact of IoT” was a key theme of last year’s show. I was curious to see if the same theme would still resonate 365 days later and what, if any, changes I would see in the content presented.
Nov. 30, 2015 02:00 AM EST Reads: 451