Keysight Technologies Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

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Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today reported financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2022. “Keysight delivered an exceptional third quarter, with both revenue and EPS exceeding the high end of guidance. Our outperformance reflects the effectiveness of our strategy, outstanding execution by our teams around the world, and the strength of […]

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today reported financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2022.

“Keysight delivered an exceptional third quarter, with both revenue and EPS exceeding the high end of guidance. Our outperformance reflects the effectiveness of our strategy, outstanding execution by our teams around the world, and the strength of our operating model,” said Satish Dhanasekaran, Keysight’s President and CEO. “Keysight’s deep customer engagements with industry leaders, and high value, differentiated solutions continue to drive broad-based demand across key technology mega trends.”

Third Quarter Financial Summary

  • Orders grew 12 percent to reach $1.46 billion, compared with $1.31 billion last year, or 14 percent on a core basis, which excludes the impact of foreign currency changes and orders associated with businesses acquired or divested within the last twelve months.
  • Revenue grew 10 percent to reach $1.38 billion, compared with $1.25 billion last year, or 13 percent on a core basis, which excludes the impact of foreign currency changes and revenue associated with businesses acquired or divested within the last twelve months.
  • GAAP net income was $338 million, or $1.87 per share, compared with $254 million, or $1.36 per share, in the third quarter of 2021.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $363 million, or $2.01 per share, compared with $286 million, or $1.54 per share in the third quarter of 2021.
  • Keysight acquired approximately 1.6 million shares in the open market at an average share price of $139.46, for a total consideration of $228 million.
  • As of July 31, 2022, cash and cash equivalents totaled $1.85 billion.

Reporting Segments

  • Communications Solutions Group (CSG)

CSG reported revenue of $970 million in the third quarter, up 11 percent over last year, with strength in 5G, O-RAN, 400G, 800G, and high-speed digital applications, as well as cyber, space and satellite solutions.

  • Electronic Industrial Solutions Group (EISG)

EISG reported revenue of $406 million in the third quarter, up 10 percent over last year, driven by general electronics, semiconductor measurement solutions, and next-generation automotive and energy solutions. EISG reported growth across all regions.

Outlook

Keysight’s fourth fiscal quarter of 2022 revenue is expected to be in the range of $1.38 billion to $1.40 billion. Non-GAAP earnings per share for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2022 are expected to be in the range of $1.94 to $2.00. Full fiscal year 2022 revenue growth is expected to approach 9 percent. At the midpoint of fourth quarter guidance, non-GAAP earnings per share growth for fiscal year 2022 is expected to be 20 percent. Certain items impacting the GAAP tax rate pertain to future events and are not currently estimable with a reasonable degree of accuracy; therefore, no reconciliation of GAAP earnings per share to non-GAAP has been provided. Further information is discussed in the section titled “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

Webcast

Keysight’s management will present more details about its third quarter FY2022 financial results and its fourth quarter FY2022 outlook on a conference call with investors today at 1:30 p.m. PT. This event will be webcast in listen-only mode. Listeners may log on to the call at www.investor.keysight.com under the “Upcoming Events” section and select “Q3 2022 Keysight Technologies Inc. Earnings Conference Call” to participate or dial +1-844-200-6205 (U.S. only) or +1-929-526-1599 (International) and enter passcode 993594. The webcast will remain on the company site for 90 days.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The words “expect,” “intend,” “will,” “should,” and similar expressions, as they relate to the company, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect the expected results and are based on certain key assumptions of Keysight’s management and on currently available information. Due to such uncertainties and risks, no assurances can be given that such expectations or assumptions will prove to have been correct, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Keysight undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, predictions, future guidance, projections, beliefs, and expectations about the company’s goals, revenues, financial condition, earnings, and operations that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Keysight’s results to differ materially from management’s current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, impacts of current supply chain constraints; impacts of geopolitical tension and conflict outside of the U.S., including the war between Russia and Ukraine and increasing tensions between China and Taiwan; export control regulations and compliance; net zero emissions commitments; increases in attrition and our ability to retain key personnel; changes in the demand for current and new products, technologies, and services; customer purchasing decisions and timing; and order cancellations.

In addition to the risks above, other risks that Keysight faces include those detailed in Keysight’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Keysight’s yearly report on Form 10-K for the period ended October 31, 2021, and Keysight’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended April 30, 2022.

Segment Data

Segment data reflect the results of our reportable segments under our management reporting system. Segment data are provided on page 5 of the attached tables.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to financial information prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP (“GAAP”), this document also contains certain non-GAAP financial measures based on management’s view of performance, including:

  • Core Revenue
  • Non-GAAP Net Income/Earnings
  • Non-GAAP Net Income per share/Earnings per share

Income per share is based on weighted average diluted share count. See the attached supplemental schedules for reconciliations of each non-GAAP financial measure to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for the three months ended July 31, 2022. Following the reconciliations is a discussion of the items adjusted from our non-GAAP financial measures and the company’s reasons for including or excluding certain categories of income or expenses from our non-GAAP results.

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