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Jan 31, 2018

EFI Reports Record Revenue for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017

FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017. 

For the quarter ended December 31, 2017, the Company reported record fourth quarter revenue of $269.2 million, up 1% compared to fourth quarter 2016 revenue of $266.7 million.  GAAP net loss was $25.4 million compared to GAAP net income of $19.9 million for the same period in 2016 or $(0.55) per diluted share compared to $0.42 per diluted share for the same period in 2016.  Non-GAAP net income was $24.0 million, down 33% compared to non-GAAP net income of $35.7 million for the same period in 2016 or $0.52 per diluted share, down 31% compared to $0.75 per diluted share for the same period in 2016.  Cash flow from operating activities was $8.9 million, down 86% compared to $65.2 million during the same period in 2016.

For the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company reported revenue of $993.3 million, up 0.1% year-over-year compared to $992.1 million for the same period in 2016.  GAAP net loss was $14.4 million or $(0.31) per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $44.9 million or $0.94 per diluted share for the same period in 2016.  Non-GAAP net income was $100.7 million or $2.14 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $116.2 million or $2.43 per diluted share for the same period in 2016.  Cash flow from operating activities was $51.3 million, down 58% compared to $121.0 million during the same period in 2016. 

“The performance of our direct business drove record quarterly and full year revenue for EFI. We look for this growth from inkjet and software to accelerate in the first quarter,” said Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI.  “Having just finished a very exciting Connect Users’ Conference, the EFI team is energized as we enter 2018, with a year full of new product introductions across the Company and Nozomi on track for a strong first year in the corrugated market.  We are well positioned to help customers transform their businesses,” concluded Mr. Gecht.

Conference Call

EFI will discuss the Company’s financial results by conference call at 5:00 pm ET/2:00 pm PT today.  Instructions for listening to the conference call over the Web are available on the Investor Relations portion of EFI’s website at www.efi.com.

About EFI       

EFI™ is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com)

Safe Harbor for Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements other than statements of historical fact including words such as “accelerate”. “address”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “consider”, “continue”, “develop”, “estimate”, “expect”, “further”, “look”, “plan”, and “progress” and statements in the future tense are forward looking statements.  The statements in this press release that could be deemed forward-looking statements include statements regarding EFI’s strategy, plans, expectations regarding its revenue growth, introduction of new products, product portfolio, productivity, future opportunities for EFI and its customers, demand for products, and any statements or assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual future results to differ materially, or cause a material adverse impact on our results.  Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not necessarily limited to, intense competition in each of our businesses, including competition from products developed by EFI’s customers; our ability to remediate the material weaknesses identified in EFI’s internal control over financial reporting; the uncertainty of the outcome of the pending securities lawsuits against EFI; unforeseen expenses; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; the difficulty of aligning expense levels with revenue; management’s ability to forecast revenues, expenses and earnings;  our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses; changes in the mix of products sold; the uncertainty of market acceptance of new product introductions; challenge of managing asset levels, including inventory and variations in inventory levels; the uncertainty of continued success in technological advances; the challenges of obtaining timely, efficient and quality product manufacturing and supply of components;  any world-wide financial and economic difficulties and downturns; adverse tax-related matters such as tax audits, changes in our effective tax rate or new tax legislative proposals; the unpredictability of development schedules and commercialization of products by the leading printer manufacturers and declines or delays in demand for our related products; the impact of  changing consumer preferences on demand for our textile products; litigation involving intellectual property rights or other related matters; the uncertainty regarding the amount and timing of future share repurchases by EFI and the origin of funds used for such repurchases; the market prices of EFI's common stock prior to, during and after the share repurchases; and any other risk factors that may be included from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports.

The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and are subject to revision until the Company will have filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31,2017. EFI undertakes no obligation to update information contained in this press release. Amounts are subject to rounding.

For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with EFI’s businesses, please refer to the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by contacting EFI’s Investor Relations Department by phone at 650-357-3828 or by email at investor.relations@efi.com or EFI’s Investor Relations website at www.efi.com.

Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was enacted, which will have wide-ranging impacts on EFI including, but not limited to, a Deemed Repatriation Transition Tax and the revaluation of current U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities.  We have recorded a $27.3 million charge in the current quarter as a provisional estimate related to the aforementioned items. The SEC staff issued Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) 118, which allows companies to record a provisional estimate of the income tax effects in the quarter in which it can make reasonable estimates of the effects of the new law.  While we have calculated a reasonable estimate of the impact of the U.S. tax rate reduction and the amount of the Deemed Repatriation Transition Tax, we are still gathering additional information to refine and finalize our calculation of the impacts of the new tax law on our U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities, the Deemed Repatriation Transition Tax, and other provisions associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  As we obtain additional information, we may record material adjustments in current or subsequent quarters, and will finalize the income tax effects in the fourth quarter of 2018, or in an earlier quarter if our analysis is complete.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
To supplement our condensed consolidated financial results prepared under generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, we use non-GAAP measures of net income and earnings per diluted share that are GAAP net income and GAAP earnings per diluted share adjusted to exclude certain costs, expenses, and gains. A reconciliation of the adjustments to GAAP results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 is provided below. In addition, an explanation of how management uses non-GAAP financial information to evaluate its business, the substance behind management's decision to use this non-GAAP financial information, the material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial information, the manner in which management compensates for those limitations, and the substantive reasons management believes that this non-GAAP financial information provides useful information to investors is included under "About our Non-GAAP Net Income and Adjustments" after the tables below.

Our non-GAAP measures, including ex-currency are not in accordance with or an alternative to GAAP and may be materially different from other non-GAAP measures, including similarly titled non-GAAP measures, used by other companies.  The presentation of this additional information should not be considered in isolation from, as a substitute for, or superior to, revenue, gross profit, operating expenses, net income or earnings per diluted share prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations in that they do not reflect certain items that may have a material impact upon our reported financial results. We expect to continue to incur expenses of a nature similar to the non-GAAP adjustments described above, and exclusion of these items from our non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share should not be construed as an inference that these costs are unusual, infrequent, or non-recurring.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc.                
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations                
(in thousands, except per share data)                
(unaudited)                
                 
  Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended
  December 31,     December 31,
                 
    2017       2016         2017       2016  
                 
Revenue $   269,163     $   266,707       $   993,260     $   992,065  
Cost of revenue     140,947         127,180           486,804         483,900  
Gross profit     128,216         139,527           506,456         508,165  
Operating expenses:                
Research and development     39,157         39,664           157,358         151,395  
Sales and marketing     44,679         41,682           173,697         169,042  
General and administrative     24,498         19,252           91,737         85,618  
Amortization of identified intangibles     12,510         10,200           47,339         39,560  
Restructuring and other     2,140         998           7,562         6,731  
Total operating expenses     122,984         111,796           477,693         452,346  
Income from operations     5,232         27,731           28,763         55,819  
Interest expense     (4,967 )       (4,473 )         (19,505 )       (17,716 )
Interest income and other income, net     1,286         (569 )         4,088         545  
Income before income taxes     1,551         22,689           13,346         38,648  
Benefit from (provision for) income taxes     (26,975 )       (2,740 )         (27,770 )       6,301  
Net income (loss)  $   (25,424 )   $   19,949       $   (14,424 )   $   44,949  
                 
Diluted EPS calculation                
Net (loss) income $   (25,424 )   $   19,949       $   (14,424 )   $   44,949  
Net (loss) income per diluted common share $   (0.55 )   $   0.42       $   (0.31 )   $   0.94  
Shares used in diluted per share calculation     46,345         47,460           47,066          47,797  
                 


Electronics For Imaging, Inc.                        
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income                      
(in thousands, except per share data)                        
(unaudited)                        
                         
  Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended
  December 31,     December 31,
                         
          Ex-Currency             Ex-Currency
    2017       2016       2017         2017       2016       2017  
                         
Net income (loss)  $   (25,424 )   $   19,949     $ (25,424 )     $   (14,424 )   $   44,949     $   (14,424 )
Cost of revenue related to fair value inventory adjustment     123         —           123           1,383         —          1,383  
Ex-currency adjustment     —          —        (890 )         —          —          94  
Stock based compensation – Cost of revenue     576         1,065         576           2,561         3,252         2,561  
Stock based compensation – Research and development     1,621         2,065         1,621           9,177         10,696         9,177  
Stock based compensation – Sales and marketing     1,407         1,573         1,407           6,583         8,242         6,583  
Stock based compensation – General and administrative     387         482         387           8,211         12,696         8,211  
Amortization of identified intangibles     12,510         10,200         12,510           47,339         39,560         47,339  
Restructuring and other     2,140         998         2,140           7,562         6,731         7,562  
General and administrative:                        
Acquisition-related transaction costs     237         541         237           2,057         2,241         2,057  
Changes in fair value of contingent consideration     3,069         629         3,069           5,256         6,939         5,256  
Revenue recognition review costs and litigation settlements   1,776       115         1,776           6,879         1,027         6,879  
Asset impairment   880        —          880           880        —          880  
Interest income and other income, net                        
Non-cash interest expense related to our convertible notes   3,336       3,163         3,336           13,049         12,400         13,049  
Foreign exchange fluctuation related to contingent consideration    —        588        —            45         1,049         45  
Balance sheet currency remeasurement impact    —         —          235          —         —          1,579  
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments     21,348         (5,642 )       21,530           4,147         (33,564 )       3,831  
Non-GAAP net income $   23,986     $   35,726     $   23,513       $   100,705     $   116,218     $   102,062  
                         
Non-GAAP net income per diluted common share $   0.52     $   0.75     $   0.51       $   2.14     $   2.43     $   2.17  
Shares used in diluted per share calculation     46,345         47,460          46,345           47,066         47,797         47,066  
                         


Electronics For Imaging, Inc.      
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets      
(in thousands)      
(unaudited)      
       
  December 31,
    2017     2016
       
Assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $   170,345   $   164,313
Short-term investments     148,697       295,428
Accounts receivable, net     244,416       220,813
Inventories     125,813       96,338
Other current assets     50,178       36,637
Total current assets     739,449       813,529
Property and equipment, net     98,762       103,474
Goodwill     397,133       359,841
Intangible assets, net     123,008       122,997
Restricted investments and cash equivalents     32,531       6,252
Other assets     60,292       72,836
Total assets $   1,451,175   $   1,478,929
       
Liabilities & Stockholders’ equity      
Accounts payable $   123,548   $   114,287
Accrued and other liabilities     157,322       139,318
Income taxes payable     5,309       10,256
Total current liabilities     286,179       263,861
Convertible senior notes, net     318,957       304,484
Imputed financing obligation related to build-to-suit lease     13,975       14,152
Noncurrent contingent and other liabilities     24,156       42,786
Deferred tax liabilities     11,652       15,601
Noncurrent income taxes payable     20,169       12,030
Total liabilities     675,088       652,914
Total stockholders’ equity     776,087       826,015
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $   1,451,175   $   1,478,929
       


Electronics For Imaging, Inc.        
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows        
(in thousands)        
(unaudited)        
           
      Twelve Months Ended
      December 31,
           
        2017       2016  
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net income (loss)    $   (14,424 )   $   44,949  
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:        
  Depreciation and amortization     65,647       55,081  
  Deferred taxes     9,221       (11,091 )
  Stock-based compensation, net of cash settlements       26,532         31,726  
  Provision for inventory obsolescence       6,312         5,716  
  Provision for bad debts and sales-related allowances       12,416         10,678  
  Contingent consideration payments related to businesses acquired     (5,906 )      —   
  Non-cash accretion of interest expense on convertible notes and imputed financing obligation     14,981         13,489  
  Other non-cash charges and gains       11,320         5,443  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquired businesses       (74,804 )       (34,987 )
Net cash provided by operating activities       51,295         121,004  
           
Cash flows from investing activities:        
  Purchases of short-term investments     (87,623 )     (216,349 )
  Proceeds from sales and maturities of short-term investments     233,633       252,856  
  Purchases of restricted investments and cash equivalents     (26,274 )     (6,252 )
  Purchases, net of proceeds from sales, of property and equipment     (13,754 )     (22,373 )
  Businesses purchased, net of cash acquired and disposition     (29,559 )     (19,932 )
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities       76,423         (12,050 )
           
Cash flows from financing activities:        
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock     12,074       11,100  
  Purchases of treasury stock and net share settlements     (101,844 )     (83,292 )
  Repayment of debt assumed through business acquisitions and debt issuance costs     (11,094 )     (8,803 )
  Contingent consideration payments related to businesses acquired     (25,018 )     (28,111 )
Net cash used for financing activities       (125,882 )       (109,106 )
           
  Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents       4,196         374  
  Increase in cash and cash equivalents       6,032         222  
  Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period       164,313         164,091  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $   170,345     $   164,313  
           


Electronics For Imaging, Inc.                
Revenue by Operating Segment and Geographic Area              
(in thousands)                
(unaudited)                
                 
  Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended
  December 31,     December 31,
                 
Revenue by Operating Segment   2017       2016       2017       2016
Industrial Inkjet $   162,802     $   153,657     $   570,688     $   562,583
Productivity Software     45,269         43,183         156,561         151,737
Fiery     61,092         69,867         266,011         277,745
Total $   269,163     $   266,707     $   993,260     $   992,065
                 
Revenue by Geographic Area                
Americas $   134,571     $   136,434     $   487,968     $   500,411
EMEA     94,975         95,836         369,610         360,305
APAC     39,617         34,437         135,682         131,349
Total $   269,163     $   266,707     $   993,260     $   992,065
                 
Revenue Ex-Currency Adjustment     (7,346 )      —          (5,694 )      — 
Total $   261,817     $   266,707     $   987,566     $   992,065
                 

About our Non-GAAP Net Income and Adjustments

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement our condensed consolidated financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, we use non-GAAP measures of net income and earnings per diluted share that are GAAP net income and GAAP earnings per diluted share adjusted to exclude certain costs, expenses, and gains.

We believe that the presentation of non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share provides important supplemental information regarding certain costs, expenses, gains, and significant items that we believe are important to understanding financial and business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share are among the primary indicators used by management as a basis for planning and forecasting future periods and by management and our Board of Directors to determine whether our operating performance has met specified targets and thresholds. Management uses non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share when evaluating operating performance because it believes the exclusion of the items described below, for which the amounts and/or timing may vary significantly depending on our activities and other factors, facilitates comparability of our operating performance from period to period. We have chosen to provide this information to investors so they can analyze our operating results in the same way that management does and use this information in their assessment of our business and the valuation of our Company.

Use and Economic Substance of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We compute non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share by adjusting GAAP net income and GAAP earnings per diluted share to remove the impact of amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring and other expenses, acquisition-related transaction expenses, costs to integrate such acquisitions into our business, asset impairment, incremental cost of revenue due to the fair value adjustment to inventories acquired in business acquisitions, changes in the fair value of contingent consideration including the related foreign exchange fluctuation impact, revenue recognition review costs and litigation settlement charges, and non-cash interest expense related to our 0.75% convertible senior notes (“Notes”).  We use a constant non-GAAP tax rate of 19%, which we believe reflects the long-term average tax rate based on our international structure and geographic distribution of revenue and profit.

Ex-Currency.  To better understand trends in our business, we believe it is helpful to adjust our statement of operations to exclude the impact of year-over-year changes in the translation of foreign currencies into U.S. dollars. This is a non-GAAP measure that is calculated by adjusting revenue, gross profit, and operating expenses by using historical exchange rates in effect during the comparable prior year period and removing the balance sheet currency re-measurement impact from interest income and other income (expense), net, including removal of any hedging gains and losses. We refer to these adjustments as “ex-currency.” Management believes the ex-currency measures provide investors with an additional perspective on year-over-year financial trends and enables investors to analyze our operating results in the same way management does. The year-over-year currency impact can be determined as the difference between year-over-year actual growth rates and year-over-year ex-currency growth rates.

These excluded items are described below:

  • Inventory acquired in the acquisition of the Free Flow Print Server business (“FFPS”) is required to be recorded at fair value rather than historical cost in accordance with ASC 805, Business Combinations. The fair value of FFPS inventory reflects the manufacturing cost plus a portion of the expected gross profit. We have adjusted our cost of revenue to reflect the expected gross profit that was included in the inventory valuation under ASC 805. We believe this adjustment is useful to investors to understand the gross profit trends of our ongoing business.

  • Intangible assets acquired to date are being amortized on a straight-line basis.

  • Stock-based compensation expense of $26.5 and $34.9 million during the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, consists of $26.5 and $31.8 million of stock-based compensation expense recognized in accordance with ASC 718, Stock Compensation, and the non-cash settlement of $3.1 million of vacation liabilities settled through the issuance of RSUs during the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, which is not included in the GAAP presentation of our stock-based compensation expense.

  • Restructuring and other expenses consists of:

    • Restructuring charges incurred as we consolidate the number and size of our facilities and, as a result, reduce the size of our workforce.

    • Expenses incurred to integrate businesses acquired of $1.2 and $2.2 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017, respectively, and $0.7 and $2.1 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016 respectively.

    • Integration depreciation of $0.3 million was recognized during the year ended December 31, 2017, which resulted from assets required to integrate acquired businesses. We have acquired 18 businesses in the last 5 years, which have required significant information technology investment to integrate them into our business. Depreciation related to assets purchased to integrate businesses acquired during the periods reported have been included in the integration expenses that we have excluded from non-GAAP operating results.

  • Acquisition-related transaction costs associated with businesses acquired during the periods reported and anticipated transactions of $0.2 and $2.1 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017, respectively, and $0.5 and $2.2 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016, respectively.

  • Changes in fair value of contingent consideration. Our management determined that we should analyze the total return provided by the investment when evaluating operating results of an acquired entity. The total return consists of operating profit generated from the acquired entity compared to the purchase price paid, including the final amounts paid for contingent consideration without considering any post-acquisition adjustments related to changes in the fair value of the contingent consideration. Because our management believes the final purchase price paid for the acquisition reflects the accounting value assigned to both contingent consideration and to the intangible assets, we exclude the GAAP impact of any adjustments to the fair value of acquisition-related contingent consideration from the operating results of an acquisition in subsequent periods, including the related foreign exchange fluctuation impact. We believe this approach is useful in understanding the long-term return provided by our acquisitions and that investors benefit from a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure that excludes the impact of this adjustment.

  • Non-cash interest expense on our Notes. Our Notes may be settled in cash on conversion. We are required to separately account for the liability (debt) and equity (conversion option) components of the Notes in a manner that reflects our non-convertible debt borrowing rate. Accordingly, for GAAP purposes, we are required to amortize a debt discount equal to the fair value of the conversion option as interest expense on our $345 million of 0.75% convertible senior notes that were issued in a private placement in September 2014 over the term of the Notes.

  • Revenue recognition review costs and litigation settlements.  As described in “Item 9A, Controls and Procedures” of our annual report on Form 10-K, for the year ended December 31, 2016, as amended, our management concluded that we had material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2016 related to revenue recognition practices and therefore did not maintain effective internal control over financial reporting or effective disclosure controls and procedures, both of which are requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as of that date. The review of our revenue recognition practices has required that we expend significant management time and incur significant accounting, legal, and other expenses totaling $1.7 and $6.4 million during the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017, respectively, and we expect to incur additional costs in the future periods. 

    We settled or accrued reserves related to several litigation claims of $0.1 and $0.4 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017, respectively, and $0.1 and $1.0 million during the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016, respectively.

  • Asset impairment. During the fourth quarter of 2017, our management approved a plan to sell approximately 31.5 acres of land and the related buildings (“facility”) located in Meredith, New Hampshire. Assets previously recorded within property and equipment, net, of $5.1 million have been reclassified to assets held for sale within other current assets in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2017.  The fair value of the facility based on the expected sales proceeds, less cost to sell, will be less than the carrying amount of the assets.  As a result, an impairment loss of approximate $0.9 million was recognized for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017.

  • Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments. We use a constant non-GAAP tax rate of 19%, which we believe reflects the long-term average tax rate based on our international structure and geographic distribution of revenue and profit. The long-term average tax rate is calculated in accordance with the principles of ASC 740, Income Taxes, to estimate the non-GAAP income tax provision in each jurisdiction in which we operate after excluding the tax effect of the non-GAAP items described above, $10.3 million of previously unrecognized tax benefits associated with the 2012 sale of our Foster City building and land, which we recognized in the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, and $27.3 million of tax charges recognized in Q4 2017 as a result of the US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was enacted on December 22, 2017.

For more information:

Marc Olin
Chief Financial Officer
EFI
650-357-3500

Investor Relations:
JoAnn Horne
Market Street Partners
415-445-3235

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