Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2009. Third quarter revenue of $958 million increased 6 percent sequentially compared to the second quarter of 2009 and decreased 15 percent compared to the same quarter last year.
Earnings Per Share
Restructuring-related charges & project costs
Third quarter GAAP earnings per share were $0.13. Excluding $0.52 per share for restructuring-related activities which includes $0.34 per share for the additional restructuring-related activities the company is announcing today, earnings per share for the third quarter of 2009 would have been $0.65. Third quarter 2008 GAAP earnings per share were $0.42. Earnings per share for the third quarter of 2008 would have been $0.63 excluding $0.21 per share for restructuring-related activities.
"Stronger than expected customer demand drove good sequential growth for Lexmark, exceeding our expectations in the third quarter," said Paul J. Curlander, Lexmark chairman and chief executive officer.
"We also continued to improve the fundamentals of the business with well received new product introductions in both the inkjet and laser segments. We continued significant expense reductions now totaling $180 million year to date and today announced additional expense and cost actions. We delivered a strong sequential increase in our cash flow, and our overall financial position remains strong with over $900 million in cash and current marketable securities," Curlander added.
Third quarter Printing Solutions and Services Division revenue of $654 million was up 5 percent sequentially compared to the second quarter of 2009 and declined 14 percent year to year. Imaging Solutions Division revenue of $304 million was up 8 percent sequentially compared to the second quarter of 2009 and declined 18 percent compared to a year ago..
In the third quarter of 2009:
- Gross profit margin was 32.7 percent versus 32.5 percent in 2008.
- Operating expense was $289 million compared to $314 million last year.
- Operating income margin of 2.5 percent includes $51 million pretax restructuring-related charges. Operating income margin in 2008 of 4.8 percent included $25 million pretax restructuring-related charges.
- Net earnings for the quarter were $10 million compared to third quarter 2008 net earnings of $37 million.
On a non-GAAP basis, excluding restructuring-related charges, in the third quarter of 2009:
- Gross profit margin would have been 33.9 percent, down 0.2 percentage points from 34.1 percent in the same period
- Operating expense would have been $250 million, a reduction of $57 million or 19 percent from last year primarily driven by reduced marketing and development expense.
- Operating income margin would have been 7.8 percent, up from 6.9 percent last year.
- Net earnings would have been $51 million, compared to $55 million in the third quarter of 2008.
The company ended the quarter with $909 million in cash and current marketable securities. Third quarter net cash provided by operating activities was $147 million. Capital expenditures for the quarter were $51 million. Depreciation and amortization in the quarter was $52 million.
New Lasers Broaden, Strengthen Laser Workgroup Lineup
Earlier this month, Lexmark announced ten new color and monochrome laser devices further strengthening and broadening Lexmark's workgroup line to meet a wider range of customer needs. This announcement includes the introduction of another industry first with a new solutions-ready, touch screen laser printer. Lexmark's T656dne monochrome laser printer is the industry's first single-function monochrome A4 (8.5 inch x 11 inch) laser printer with a touch screen, providing businesses with large workgroups the ability to tap into a powerful solutions platform. The innovative features and advanced workflow capabilities of the Lexmark T656dne enable Lexmark to penetrate a new category of higher price point monochrome single function laser printers.
The laser products and solutions announced by Lexmark over the past year represent the most extensive series of laser product introductions in the company's history. These new models have dramatically increased the breadth and strength of Lexmark's laser printer-based solutions and services offerings, better positioning the company to secure high value product installations to capture profitable supplies and services annuities in print-intensive workgroup environments.
Lexmark Announces Additional Restructuring Actions
Lexmark is announcing additional restructuring initiatives designed to streamline its world-wide organization to improve operating efficiencies and effectiveness. The company continues to focus on refining its selling and service organization, reducing its general and administrative expenses, consolidating its cartridge manufacturing capacity, and enhancing the efficiency of its supply chain infrastructure. These moves will allow the company to better deal with the challenging worldwide economic conditions that continue to exist. Once completed, the initiatives will improve the company's operating fundamentals and position the company to capitalize on long-term growth opportunities.
This October 2009 plan includes reductions primarily in the areas of manufacturing and supply chain, service delivery overhead, marketing and sales support, corporate overhead, and development. The company expects these actions to be principally complete by the end of the first quarter of 2011.
These October 2009 actions are expected to impact about 825 positions worldwide and will result in total pre-tax charges of approximately $120 million with approximately $33 million incurred in the third quarter of 2009. Lexmark expects these October 2009 actions will generate savings of approximately $70 million in 2010 and ongoing savings of $110 million beginning in 2011 with approximately 60 percent impacting operating expense and 40 percent impacting cost of goods sold.
In the fourth quarter of 2009, the company currently expects revenue to be up slightly sequentially and GAAP earnings per share to be around $0.11 to $0.21, or $0.50 to $0.60 excluding $0.39 restructuring-related charges. GAAP earnings per share in the fourth quarter of 2008 were $0.23, or $0.75 excluding $0.52 per share for restructuring-related activities.
Conference Call Today
The company will be hosting a conference call with securities analysts today at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). A live broadcast and a complete replay of this call can be accessed from Lexmark's investor relations Web site at http://investor.lexmark.com. If you are unable to connect to the Internet, you can access the call via telephone at 888-693-3477 (outside the U.S. by calling 973-582-2710) using access code 31868965.
Supplemental information slides, including reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures, will be available on Lexmark's investor relations Web site prior to the live broadcast.
Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) provides businesses of all sizes with a broad range of printing and imaging products, solutions and services that help them to be more productive. In 2008, Lexmark sold products in over 150 countries and reported $4.5 billion in revenue. Learn how Lexmark can help you get more done at www.lexmark.com.
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