Applied Materials: Qr Results
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SANTA CLARA, California - Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), the global leader in materials engineering solutions for the semiconductor, display and solar industries, reported results for its third quarter ended July 26, 2015.
Third quarter orders were $2.89 billion, up 15 percent sequentially and up 17 percent year over year. Net sales were $2.49 billion, up 2 percent sequentially and up 10 percent year over year.
On a non-GAAP adjusted basis, the company reported gross margin of 43.9 percent, operating margin of 20.8 percent, and net income of $410 million or $0.33 per diluted share. The company recorded GAAP gross margin of 40.9 percent, operating margin of 15.9 percent, and net income of $329 million or $0.27 per diluted share. The GAAP results included the effect of cost reduction actions in the solar business consisting of $34 million of inventory charges and $17 million of restructuring and asset impairment charges.
The company generated $334 million in cash from operations, paid dividends of $123 million and used $625 million to repurchase 32 million shares of common stock.
"Applied is focused on profitable growth and the results show in our third-quarter performance when we delivered our highest ever 300mm semiconductor equipment orders and record revenue in services," said Gary Dickerson, president and CEO. "Our highly differentiated materials engineering products help customers accelerate major technology inflections including 3D NAND, and this quarter we generated the highest flash memory orders in our history."
For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, Applied expects net sales to be in the range of flat to down 7 percent from the previous quarter, and non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.27 to $0.31.
This outlook excludes known charges related to completed acquisitions of $0.04 per share and does not exclude other non-GAAP adjustments that may arise subsequent to this release.
About Applied Materials
Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in materials engineering solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic industries. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com