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Applied Materials, Inc.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. The company expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, The company innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

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Applied Materials, Inc. - Applied Materials Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results -- 16/5/2019

* Quarterly revenue of $3.54 billion

* GAAP and non-GAAP EPS of $0.70

* Returns $814 million to shareholders

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)--Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) today reported results for its second quarter ended April 28, 2019.

Second Quarter Results

Applied generated revenue of $3.54 billion. On a GAAP basis, the company recorded gross margin of 43.2 percent, operating income of $776 million or 21.9 percent of net sales, and earnings per share (EPS) of $0.70.

On a non-GAAP adjusted basis, the company reported gross margin of 43.5 percent, operating income of $794 million or 22.4 percent of net sales, and EPS of $0.70.

The company returned $814 million to shareholders including $625 million in share repurchases and dividends of $189 million. As previously announced on March 8, 2019, Applied's Board of Directors approved a five percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend from $0.20 to $0.21 per share.

"In the second fiscal quarter Applied Materials delivered results toward the top-end of our guidance range, reflecting solid execution across the company in a business environment that remains challenging," said Gary Dickerson, president and CEO. "Looking ahead, we maintain a positive view of our markets as powerful new demand drivers for semiconductors and displays take shape, creating tremendous opportunities for Applied Materials."
Quarterly Results Summary

                                Q2FY2019     Q2FY2018     Change

                                (In millions, except per share amounts
                                and percentages)
Net sales                       $ 3,539      $ 4,579      (23)%
Gross margin                         43.2 %       44.9 %  (1.7) points
Operating margin                     21.9 %       28.2 %  (6.3) points
Net income                         $666      $ 1,100      (39)%
Diluted earnings per share          $ 0.70       $ 1.06   (34)%
Non-GAAP Adjusted Results
Non-GAAP adjusted gross margin       43.5 %       45.9 %  (2.4) points
Non-GAAP adjusted operating
margin                               22.4 %       29.3 %  (6.9) points
Non-GAAP adjusted net income       $660      $ 1,244      (47)%
Non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS       $ 0.70       $ 1.19   (41)%


Applied adopted Accounting Standards Update 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASC 606), as of the first day of fiscal 2019 using the full retrospective method. Applied also adopted Accounting Standards Update 2017-07, Compensation--Retirement Benefits, as of the first day of fiscal 2019 using the retrospective method. All prior periods included in the unaudited consolidated condensed balance sheet as of Oct. 28, 2018, and the unaudited consolidated condensed statements of operations and cash flows for the three and six months ended April 29, 2018, were restated under the new standards.

A reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted results is provided in the financial tables included in this release. See also "Use of Non-GAAP Adjusted Financial Measures" section.

Business Outlook

In the third quarter of fiscal 2019, Applied expects net sales to be approximately $3,525 billion, plus or minus $150 million. Non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.67 to $0.75.

This outlook for non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS excludes known charges related to completed acquisitions of $0.01 per share and net income tax benefit related to intra-entity intangible asset transfers of $0.03 per share, but does not reflect any items that are unknown at this time, such as any additional charges related to acquisitions or other non-operational or unusual items, as well as other tax related items, which we are not able to predict without unreasonable efforts due to their inherent uncertainty.
Second Quarter Reportable Segment Information

Semiconductor Systems               Q2 FY2019   Q2 FY2018

                                    (In millions, except percentages)
Net sales                           $2,184      $ 2,901
Foundry, logic and other                58 %         30 %
DRAM                                    18 %         32 %
Flash                                   24 %         38 %
Operating income                       579          992
Operating margin                        26.5 %       34.2 %
Non-GAAP Adjusted Results
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income   $ 589      $ 1,038
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin      27.0 %       35.8 %

Applied Global Services             Q2 FY2019  Q2 FY2018
                                    (In millions, except percentages)

Net sales                           $ 984      $ 945
Operating income                      283        279
Operating margin                       28.8 %     29.5 %
Non-GAAP Adjusted Results
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income  $ 283      $ 279
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin     28.8 %     29.5 %

Display and Adjacent Markets        Q2 FY2019  Q2 FY2018
                                    (In millions, except percentages)

Net sales                           $ 348      $ 719
Operating income                       42        210
Operating margin                       12.1 %     29.2 %
Non-GAAP Adjusted Results
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income    $46       $214
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin     13.2 %     29.8 %


Use of Non-GAAP Adjusted Financial Measures

Applied provides investors with certain non-GAAP adjusted financial measures, which are adjusted for the impact of certain costs, expenses, gains and losses, including certain items related to mergers and acquisitions; restructuring charges and any associated adjustments; impairments of assets, or investments; gain or loss on sale of strategic investments; tax effect of share-based compensation; certain income tax items and other discrete adjustments. Additionally, non-GAAP results exclude estimated discrete income tax expense items associated with changes to recent U.S. tax legislation. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP are provided in the financial tables included in this release.

Management uses these non-GAAP adjusted

financial measures to evaluate the company's operating and financial performance and for planning purposes, and as performance measures in its executive compensation program. Applied believes these measures enhance an overall understanding of its performance and investors' ability to review the company's business from the same perspective as the company's management, and facilitate comparisons of this period's results with prior periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that management does not believe are indicative of Applied's ongoing operating performance. There are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because the non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies, and may exclude certain items that may have a material impact upon our reported financial results. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Webcast Information

Applied Materials will discuss these results during an earnings call that begins at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time today. A live webcast will be available at www.appliedmaterials.com. A replay will be available on the website beginning at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time today.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including those regarding anticipated growth and trends in our businesses and markets, industry outlooks and demand drivers, technology transitions, our business and financial performance and market share positions, our capital allocation, our investment and growth strategies, our development of new products and technologies, our business outlook for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 and beyond, and other statements that are not historical facts. These statements and their underlying assumptions are subject to risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements include, without limitation: the level of demand for our products; global economic and industry conditions; global trade issues and changes in trade policies; consumer demand for electronic products; the demand for semiconductors; customers' technology and capacity requirements; the introduction of new and innovative technologies, and the timing of technology transitions; our ability to develop, deliver and support new products and technologies; the concentrated nature of our customer base; our ability to expand our current markets, increase market share and develop new markets; market acceptance of existing and newly developed products; our ability to obtain and protect intellectual property rights in key technologies; our ability to achieve the objectives of operational and strategic initiatives, align our resources and cost structure with business conditions, and attract, motivate and retain key employees; the variability of operating expenses and results among products and segments, and our ability to accurately forecast future results, market conditions, customer requirements and business needs; changes in U.S. tax laws and regulation, and our interpretations of them; and other risks and uncertainties described in our SEC filings, including our most recent Forms 10-Q and 8-K. All forward-looking statements are based on management's current estimates, projections and assumptions, and we assume no obligation to update them.

About Applied Materials

Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT) is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.

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Michael Sullivan (financial community) 408.986.7977

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