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Fourth Quarter Highlights Include: 
Record bookings of $279 million increased 15% over prior year 
Record revenue increased 23% over prior year with 17% organic growth 
Record net income, adjusted EBITDA, EPS and adjusted EPS 
Record backlog increased 33% over prior year

ANDOVER, Mass., Aug. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), reported operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended July 3, 2020.

Management Comments
“Our strong performance in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020 culminates a record fiscal year for the business,” said Mark Aslett, Mercury’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We achieved our highest ever bookings of $279 million, yielding a book-to-bill ratio of 1.28 as well as record revenues, net income, adjusted EBITDA, EPS and adjusted EPS.  Our people and our business have remained resilient in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As we enter fiscal year 2021, we will continue to focus on the mission-critical work we do to support our customers and the ongoing security of our nation while also protecting the safety and livelihoods of our employees.  With record backlog, design wins and a strong balance sheet, we are well-positioned for continued growth and profitability,” said Aslett.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results
Total Company fourth quarter fiscal 2020 revenues were $217.4 million, compared to $177.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. The fourth quarter fiscal 2020 results included an aggregate of approximately $11.9 million of revenue attributable to The Athena Group, Syntonic Microwave and American Panel Corporation acquired businesses.

Total Company GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 was $27.2 million, or $0.49 per share, compared to $12.8 million, or $0.25 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.  Adjusted earnings per share (“adjusted EPS”) was $0.72 per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, compared to $0.48 per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.

Fourth quarter fiscal 2020 adjusted EBITDA for the total Company was $49.6 million, compared to $37.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.

Cash flows from operating activities in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 were $28.7 million, compared to $26.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. Free cash flow, defined as cash flows from operating activities less capital expenditures for property and equipment, was $17.2 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 and $17.1 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.

All per share information is presented on a fully diluted basis

Full Year Fiscal 2020 Results
Full year fiscal 2020 revenues were $796.6 million, compared to $654.7 million for full year fiscal 2019, an increase of 22% from fiscal 2019. The full year fiscal 2020 results include organic revenue of $732.6 million, an increase of 14% from fiscal 2019. Organic revenue represents total company revenue excluding net revenue from acquisitions for the first four full quarters since the entity’s’ acquisition date (which excludes any intercompany transactions). After the completion of four full fiscal quarters, acquired businesses are treated as organic for current and comparable historical periods.

Total Company GAAP net income for fiscal 2020 was $85.7 million, or $1.56 per share, compared to $46.8 million, or $0.96 per share, for fiscal 2019. Adjusted earnings per share was $2.30 for fiscal 2020, compared to $1.84 for fiscal 2019. Fiscal 2020 adjusted EBITDA for the total Company was $176.2 million, compared to $145.3 million for fiscal 2019. Cash flows from operating activities for fiscal 2020 were $115.2 million, compared to $97.5 million for fiscal 2019.

Bookings and Backlog
Total bookings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 were $278.6 million, yielding a book-to-bill ratio of 1.28 for the quarter.

Mercury’s total backlog at July 3, 2020 was $831.1 million, a $205.7 million increase from a year ago. Of the July 3, 2020 total backlog, $567.7 million represents orders expected to be shipped within the next 12 months.

Business Outlook
This section presents our current expectations and estimates, given current visibility, on our business outlook for the current fiscal quarter and fiscal year 2021. It is possible that actual performance will differ materially from the estimates given, either on the upside or on the downside. Investors should consider all of the risks with respect to these estimates, including those listed in the Safe Harbor Statement below and in the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2020 Earnings Presentation and in our periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and make themselves aware of how these risks may impact our actual performance. Effective as of July 1, 2019, the Company’s fiscal year has changed to the 52-week or 53-week period ending on the Friday closest to the last day in June. All references in this press release to the fourth quarter and full fiscal 2020 are to the 53-week period ended July 3, 2020, and to the first quarter of fiscal 2021 and full fiscal 2021 are to the quarter ending October 2, 2020 and 52-week period ending July 2, 2021.

For the first quarter of fiscal 2021, revenues are forecasted to be in the range of $190.0 million to $205.0 million. GAAP net income for the first quarter is expected to be approximately $10.1 million to $12.3 million, or $0.18 to $0.22 per share, assuming no incremental restructuring, acquisition, other non-operating adjustments, non-recurring financing in the period, an effective tax rate, excluding discrete items, of approximately 26% and approximately 55.4 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding. Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 is expected to be in the range of $38.0 million to $41.0 million. Adjusted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.43 to $0.47 per share.

For the full fiscal year 2021, we currently expect revenue of $860.0 million to $885.0 million, and GAAP net income of $68.5 million to $74.4 million, or $1.23 to $1.34 per share, assuming no incremental restructuring, acquisition, other non-operating adjustments, non-recurring financing in the period, an effective tax rate, excluding discrete items, of approximately 26% for the year and approximately 55.5 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding. Adjusted EBITDA for the full fiscal year is expected to be approximately $188.0 million to $196.0 million, and adjusted EPS for the full fiscal year is expected to be approximately $2.15 to $2.26 per share.

Recent Highlights
June – Mercury announced it received a $25 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for integrated radio frequency and digital subsystems for an advanced naval electronic support application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2020 fourth quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

June – Mercury announced it received a $3.9 million multi-phase contract award from a leading defense prime contractor for the development of a high-density system-in-package solution for radar systems utilizing its novel 2.5D chip-scale integration technology. The award has an 18-month planned performance and shipment period.

June – Mercury announced volume production of its newest, high-density secure memory device, with the most capacity in the smallest form factor available. Mercury takes data-intensive processing applications to the edge by embedding 4GB of double data rate third-generation (DDR3) synchronous dynamic random-access memory in a compact, ruggedized package for optimal data center-grade performance in harsh environments.

June – Mercury announced that it has received a $49 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance signal processing and radio frequency solutions for a missile defense program. The order was received in the Company’s fiscal 2020 fourth quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

June – Mercury announced the new GSC6204 OpenVPX™ NVIDIA® Turing® architecture-based GPU co-processing engine, providing accelerated high-performance computing capabilities to commercial aerospace and defense applications.

April – Mercury announced the SpectrumSeries™ RFM3103s ultra-wideband dual upconverter, designed to align with the emerging sensor open systems architecture technical standard for demanding electronic warfare environments. By creating a common architecture that streamlines system integration, the rugged, compact upconverter pioneers system interoperability and upgradeability, supporting an increased and more diverse range of unmanned systems on various platforms including ground, airborne, and subsurface.

April – Mercury announced it received a $30 million multi-year award from a leading defense prime contractor to provide video display technology for integration into mobile ground vehicles. The award has a 36-month planned performance and shipment period.

April – Mercury announced it received a $4.7 million order from a leading defense prime contractor to provide artificial intelligence processing technology for integration into an advanced airborne electro-optic system. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2020 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

Conference Call Information 
Mercury will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss the fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2020 results and review its financial and business outlook going forward.

The live audio webcast as well as the Company’s earnings presentation can be accessed from the ‘Events and Presentations’ page of Mercury’s IR website at mrcy.com/investor. Please log into the webcast 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

To join the conference call by phone, dial (877) 303-6977 in the USA and Canada, or (760) 298-5079 in all other countries. Please dial in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

A replay of the webcast will be available two hours after the call and archived for six months on the ‘Events and Presentations’.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, the Company provides adjusted EBITDA, adjusted income, adjusted earnings per share (“adjusted EPS”), free cash flow, organic revenue and acquired revenue, which are non-GAAP financial measures. Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted income, and adjusted EPS exclude certain non-cash and other specified charges. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to help investors understand its past financial performance and prospects for the future. However, these non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information provided in accordance with GAAP. Management believes these non-GAAP measures assist in providing a more complete understanding of the Company’s underlying operational results and trends, and management uses these measures along with the corresponding GAAP financial measures to manage the Company’s business, to evaluate its performance compared to prior periods and the marketplace, and to establish operational goals. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial results discussed in this press release is contained in the attached exhibits.

About Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters®

Mercury Systems is the leader in making trusted, secure mission-critical technologies profoundly more accessible to aerospace and defense. Our innovative solutions power more than 300 aerospace, commercial aviation, defense, security and intelligence programs, configured and optimized for mission success in some of the most challenging and demanding environments. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., with manufacturing and design facilities around the world, Mercury specializes in engineering, adapting and manufacturing new solutions purpose-built to meet current and emerging high-tech needs. Our products and solutions have been successfully deployed with over 25 different defense prime contractors, a testament to our deep domain expertise and our commitment to Innovation that Matters®. To learn more, visit www.mrcy.com, or follow us on Twitter.

Investors and others should note that we announce material financial information using our website (www.mrcy.com), SEC filings, press releases, public conference calls, webcasts, and social media, including Twitter (twitter.com/mrcy and twitter.com/mrcy_CEO) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/mercury-systems). Therefore, we encourage investors and others interested in Mercury to review the information we post on the social media and other communication channels listed on our website.

Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those relating to the acquisitions described herein and to fiscal 2021 business performance and beyond and the Company’s plans for growth and improvement in profitability and cash flow. You can identify these statements by the use of the words “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “plans,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “continue,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” “likely,” “forecast,” “probable,” “potential,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continued funding of defense programs, the timing and amounts of such funding, general economic and business conditions, including unforeseen weakness in the Company’s markets, effects of epidemics and pandemics such as COVID, effects of any U.S. Federal government shutdown or extended continuing resolution, effects of continued geopolitical unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing engineering and manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations, changes in, or in the U.S. Government’s interpretation of, federal export control or procurement rules and regulations, market acceptance of the Company’s products, shortages in components, production delays or unanticipated expenses due to performance quality issues with outsourced components, inability to fully realize the expected benefits from acquisitions and restructurings, or delays in realizing such benefits, challenges in integrating acquired businesses and achieving anticipated synergies, increases in interest rates, changes to industrial security and cyber-security regulations and requirements, changes in tax rates or tax regulations, changes to interest rate swaps or other cash flow hedging arrangements, changes to generally accepted accounting principles, difficulties in retaining key employees and customers, unanticipated costs under fixed-price service and system integration engagements, and various other factors beyond our control. These risks and uncertainties also include such additional risk factors as are discussed in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, and as updated by the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 28, 2020. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.

Contact:
Michael D. Ruppert, CFO
Mercury Systems, Inc.
978-967-1990

Mercury Systems and Innovation that Matters are registered trademarks, and Ensemble Series, EnterpriseSeries, BuiltSAFE and BuiltSECURE are trademarks of Mercury Systems, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.   
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(In thousands)      
  July 3,   June 30,
  2020   2019
       
Assets      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 226,838     $ 257,932  
Accounts receivable, net 120,438     118,832  
Unbilled receivables and costs in excess of billings 90,289     57,387  
Inventory 178,093     137,112  
Prepaid income taxes 2,498     90  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 16,613     10,819  
Total current assets 634,769     582,172  
       
Property and equipment, net 87,737     60,001  
Goodwill 614,076     562,146  
Intangible assets, net 208,748     206,124  
Operating lease right-of-use assets(1) 60,613      
Other non-current assets 4,777     6,534  
Total assets $ 1,610,720     $ 1,416,977  
       
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 41,877     $ 39,030  
Accrued expenses(1) 23,794     18,897  
Accrued compensation 41,270     28,814  
Deferred revenues and customer advances 18,974     11,291  
Total current liabilities 125,915     98,032  
       
Deferred income taxes 13,889     17,814  
Income taxes payable 4,117     1,273  
Operating lease liabilities(1) 66,981      
Other non-current liabilities 15,034     15,119  
Total liabilities 225,936     132,238  
       
Shareholders’ equity:      
Common stock 547     542  
Additional paid-in capital 1,074,667     1,058,745  
Retained earnings 312,455     226,743  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (2,885 )   (1,291 )
Total shareholders’ equity 1,384,784     1,284,739  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 1,610,720     $ 1,416,977  
       
(1) Effective July 1, 2019, the Company has adopted ASC 842 – Leases using the optional transition method. Prior periods were not changed. As of  July 3, 2020, the Company has Right-of-use assets of $60.6 million and total Lease liabilities of $73.9 million, of which $6.9 million is included in Accrued expenses.
MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.              
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS        
(In thousands, except per share data)              
  Fourth Quarters Ended   Twelve Months Ended
  July 3, 2020   June 30, 2019   July 3, 2020   June 30, 2019
Net revenues $ 217,377     $ 176,963     $ 796,610     $ 654,744  
Cost of revenues(1) 120,764     97,124     439,766     368,588  
Gross margin 96,613     79,839     356,844     286,156  
               
Operating expenses:              
Selling, general and administrative(1) 35,488     30,746     132,253     110,717  
Research and development(1) 26,988     20,346     98,485     68,925  
Amortization of intangible assets 7,701     7,008     30,560     27,914  
Restructuring and other charges (10 )   (13 )   1,805     560  
Acquisition costs and other related expenses 27     901     2,679     1,456  
Total operating expenses 70,194     58,988     265,782     209,572  
               
Income from operations 26,419     20,851     91,062     76,584  
               
Interest income 194     590     2,151     932  
Interest expense (948 )   (2,181 )   (1,006 )   (9,109 )
Other income (expense), net 1,325     (6,673 )   1,726     (8,880 )
               
Income before income taxes 26,990     12,587     93,933     59,527  
Tax (benefit) provision (234 )   (217 )   8,221     12,752  
Net income $ 27,224     $ 12,804     $ 85,712     $ 46,775  
               
Basic net earnings per share $ 0.50     $ 0.26     $ 1.57     $ 0.98  
               
Diluted net earnings per share $ 0.49     $ 0.25     $ 1.56     $ 0.96  
               
Weighted-average shares outstanding:              
Basic 54,637     49,835     54,546     47,831  
Diluted 55,259     50,655     55,115     48,500  
               
(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense, allocated as follows:    
Cost of revenues $ 307     $ 221     $ 989     $ 820  
Selling, general and administrative $ 6,185     $ 3,723     $ 21,688     $ 16,188  
Research and development $ 1,042     $ 642     $ 3,861     $ 2,414  
MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.              
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)              
  Fourth Quarters Ended   Twelve Months Ended
  July 3, 2020   June 30, 2019   July 3, 2020   June 30, 2019
Cash flows from operating activities:              
Net income $ 27,224     $ 12,804     $ 85,712     $ 46,775  
Depreciation and amortization 12,751     11,562     49,330     46,392  
Termination of interest rate swap     5,420         5,420  
Gain on investment (2,007 )       (5,817 )    
Other non-cash items, net 6,814     5,147     29,394     21,644  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities (16,056 )   (8,964 )   (43,435 )   (22,714 )
               
Net cash provided by operating activities 28,726     25,969     115,184     97,517  
               
Cash flows from investing activities:              
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired     (45,554 )   (96,502 )   (127,083 )
Purchases of property and equipment (11,506 )   (8,829 )   (43,294 )   (26,691 )
Proceeds from sale of investment         4,310      
               
Net cash used in investing activities (11,506 )   (54,383 )   (135,486 )   (153,774 )
               
Cash flows from financing activities:              
Proceeds from employee stock plans 2,921     1,984     5,317     3,661  
Borrowings under credit facilities     48,000     200,000     129,500  
Payments under credit facilities (200,000 )   (324,500 )   (200,000 )   (324,500 )
Payments of deferred financing and offering costs             (1,851 )
Payments for retirement of common stock (566 )   (534 )   (16,249 )   (7,968 )
Termination of interest rate swap     (5,420 )       (5,420 )
Proceeds from equity offering, net     454,343         454,343  
               
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (197,645 )   173,873     (10,932 )   247,765  
               
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 117     (42 )   140     (97 )
               
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (180,308 )   145,417     (31,094 )   191,411  
               
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 407,146     112,515     257,932     66,521  
               
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 226,838     $ 257,932     $ 226,838     $ 257,932  
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
(In thousands) 

Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure for reporting financial performance, excludes the impact of certain items and, therefore, has not been calculated in accordance with GAAP. Management believes that exclusion of these items assists in providing a more complete understanding of the Company’s underlying results and trends, and management uses these measures along with the corresponding GAAP financial measures to manage the Company’s business, to evaluate its performance compared to prior periods and the marketplace, and to establish operational goals. The adjustments to calculate this non-GAAP financial measure, and the basis for such adjustments, are outlined below:

Other non-operating adjustments.  The Company records other non-operating adjustments such as gains or losses on foreign currency remeasurement, investments and fixed asset sales or disposals among other adjustments. These adjustments may vary from period to period without any direct correlation to underlying operating performance.

Interest income and expense.  The Company receives interest income on investments and incurs interest expense on loans, capital leases and other financing arrangements. These amounts may vary from period to period due to changes in cash and debt balances and interest rates driven by general market conditions or other circumstances outside of the normal course of Mercury’s operations.

Income taxes.  The Company’s GAAP tax expense can fluctuate materially from period to period due to tax adjustments that are not directly related to underlying operating performance or to the current period of operations. 

Depreciation.  The Company incurs depreciation expense related to capital assets purchased to support the ongoing operations of the business.  These assets are recorded at cost or fair value and are depreciated using the straight-line method over the useful life of the asset. Purchases of such assets may vary significantly from period to period and without any direct correlation to underlying operating performance.

Amortization of intangible assets.  The Company incurs amortization of intangibles related to various acquisitions it has made and license agreements. These intangible assets are valued at the time of acquisition, are amortized over a period of several years after acquisition and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management after acquisition. 

Restructuring and other charges.  The Company incurs restructuring and other charges in connection with management’s decisions to undertake certain actions to realign operating expenses through workforce reductions and the closure of certain Company facilities, businesses and product lines. The Company’s adjustments reflected in restructuring and other charges are typically related to acquisitions and organizational redesign programs initiated as part of discrete post-acquisition integration activities. Management believes these items are non-routine and may not be indicative of ongoing operating results.

Impairment of long-lived assets.  The Company incurs impairment charges of long-lived assets based on events that may or may not be within the control of management. Management believes these items are outside the normal operations of the Company’s business and are not indicative of ongoing operating results. 

Acquisition and financing costs.  The Company incurs transaction costs related to acquisition and potential acquisition opportunities, such as legal, accounting, and other third party advisory fees.  Although we may incur such third-party costs and other related charges and adjustments, it is not indicative that any transaction will be consummated. Additionally, the Company incurs unused revolver and bank fees associated with maintaining its credit facility. The Company also incurs non-cash financing expenses associated with obtaining its credit facility. Management believes these items are outside the normal operations of the Company’s business and are not indicative of ongoing operating results.

Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting.  As a result of applying purchase accounting rules to acquired assets and liabilities, certain fair value adjustments are recorded in the opening balance sheet of acquired companies. These adjustments are then reflected in the Company’s income statements in periods subsequent to the acquisition. In addition, the impact of any changes to originally recorded contingent consideration amounts are reflected in the income statements in the period of the change. Management believes these items are outside the normal operations of the Company and are not indicative of ongoing operating results. 

Litigation and settlement income and expense. The Company periodically receives income and incurs expenses related to pending claims and litigation and associated legal fees and potential case settlements and/or judgments.  Although we may incur such costs and other related charges and adjustments, it is not indicative of any particular outcome until the matter is fully resolved. Management believes these items are outside the normal operations of the Company’s business and are not indicative of ongoing operating results. The Company periodically receives warranty claims from customers and makes warranty claims towards its vendors and supply chain. Management believes the expenses and gains associated with these recurring warranty items are within the normal operations and operating cycle of the Company’s business. Therefore, management deems no adjustments are necessary unless under extraordinary circumstances.

COVID related expenses. The Company incurred costs associated with the COVID pandemic. These costs relate primarily to enhanced compensation and benefits for employees as well as incremental supplies and services to support social distancing and mitigate the spread of COVID. These costs include the Mercury Employee COVID Relief Fund, which was established to support employees experiencing financial burdens resulting from the COVID pandemic. The intent of this fund is to provide relief for employees who may otherwise be unable to pay for basic necessities, unexpected care for immediate family members, or other urgent needs that promote their health and safety during the current Coronavirus crisis. These costs also include expanded sick pay related to COVID, overtime, meals and other compensation-related expenses. Management believes these items are outside the normal operations of the Company and are not indicative of ongoing operating results.

Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense.  The Company incurs expense related to stock-based compensation included in its GAAP presentation of cost of revenues, selling, general and administrative expense and research and development expense. The Company also incurs non-cash based compensation in the form of pension related expenses. Although stock-based and other non-cash compensation is an expense of the Company and viewed as a form of compensation, these expenses vary in amount from period to period, and are affected by market forces that are difficult to predict and are not within the control of management, such as the market price and volatility of the Company’s shares, risk-free interest rates and the expected term and forfeiture rates of the awards, as well as pension actuarial assumptions. Management believes that exclusion of these expenses allows comparisons of operating results to those of other companies, both public, private or foreign, that disclose non-GAAP financial measures that exclude stock-based compensation and other non-cash compensation.

Mercury uses adjusted EBITDA as an important indicator of the operating performance of its business.  Management excludes the above-described items from its internal forecasts and models when establishing internal operating budgets, supplementing the financial results and forecasts reported to the Company’s board of directors, determining the portion of bonus compensation for executive officers and other key employees based on operating performance, evaluating short-term and long-term operating trends in the Company’s operations, and allocating resources to various initiatives and operational requirements. The Company believes that adjusted EBITDA permits a comparative assessment of its operating performance, relative to its performance based on its GAAP results, while isolating the effects of charges that may vary from period to period without any correlation to underlying operating performance. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial adjustments are useful to investors because they allow investors to evaluate the effectiveness of the methodology and information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. The Company believes that trends in its adjusted EBITDA are valuable indicators of its operating performance.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information provided in accordance with GAAP. This non-GAAP financial measure may not be computed in the same manner as similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the adjusted EBITDA financial adjustments described above, and investors should not infer from the Company’s presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure that these costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.

The following table reconciles the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to the non-GAAP financial measure.

  Fourth Quarters Ended   Twelve Months Ended
  July 3, 2020   June 30, 2019   July 3, 2020   June 30, 2019
Net income $ 27,224     $ 12,804     $ 85,712     $ 46,775  
Other non-operating adjustments, net (2,250 )   519     (5,636 )   364  
Interest expense (income), net 754     1,591     (1,145 )   8,177  
Income tax (benefit) provision (234 )   (217 )   8,221     12,752  
Depreciation 5,050     4,554     18,770     18,478  
Amortization of intangible assets 7,701     7,008     30,560     27,914  
Restructuring and other charges (10 )   (13 )   1,805     560  
Impairment of long-lived assets              
Acquisition and financing costs 636     7,036     5,645     9,628  
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting 601         1,801     713  
Litigation and settlement expense, net 315     19     944     344  
COVID related expenses(1) 2,196         2,593      
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense 7,640     4,626     26,972     19,621  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 49,623     $ 37,927     $ 176,242     $ 145,326  
               
(1) Effective as of the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company has added back incremental COVID related expenses.

Free cash flow, a non-GAAP measure for reporting cash flow, is defined as cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures for property and equipment, which includes capitalized software development costs, and, therefore, has not been calculated in accordance with GAAP. Management believes free cash flow provides investors with an important perspective on cash available for investment and acquisitions after making capital investments required to support ongoing business operations and long-term value creation. The Company believes that trends in its free cash flow are valuable indicators of its operating performance and liquidity.

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information provided in accordance with GAAP. This non-GAAP financial measure may not be computed in the same manner as similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company expects to continue to incur expenditures similar to the free cash flow financial adjustment described above, and investors should not infer from the Company’s presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure that these expenditures reflect all of the Company’s obligations which require cash.

The following table reconciles the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to the non-GAAP financial measure.

  Fourth Quarters Ended   Twelve Months Ended
  July 3, 2020   June 30, 2019   July 3, 2020   June 30, 2019
Cash provided by operating activities $ 28,726     $ 25,969     $ 115,184     $ 97,517  
Purchases of property and equipment (11,506 )   (8,829 )   (43,294 )   (26,691 )
Free cash flow $ 17,220     $ 17,140     $ 71,890     $ 70,826  
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share data) 

Adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share (“adjusted EPS”) are non-GAAP measures for reporting financial performance, exclude the impact of certain items and, therefore, have not been calculated in accordance with GAAP. Management believes that exclusion of these items assists in providing a more complete understanding of the Company’s underlying results and trends and allows for comparability with our peer company index and industry. These non-GAAP financial measures may not be computed in the same manner as similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company uses these measures along with the corresponding GAAP financial measures to manage the Company’s business and to evaluate its performance compared to prior periods and the marketplace. The Company defines adjusted income as income before other non-operating adjustments, amortization of intangible assets, restructuring and other charges, impairment of long-lived assets, acquisition and financing costs, fair value adjustments from purchase accounting, litigation and settlement income and expense, COVID related expenses, and stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense. The impact to income taxes includes the impact to the effective tax rate, current tax provision and deferred tax provision(3). Adjusted EPS expresses adjusted income on a per share basis using weighted average diluted shares outstanding.  

The following tables reconcile the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures.

  Fourth Quarters Ended
  July 3, 2020   June 30, 2019
Net income and earnings per share $ 27,224     $ 0.49     $ 12,804     $ 0.25  
Other non-operating adjustments, net(1) (2,250 )       519      
Amortization of intangible assets 7,701         7,008      
Restructuring and other charges (10 )       (13 )    
Impairment of long-lived assets              
Acquisition and financing costs 636         7,036      
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting 601              
Litigation and settlement expense, net 315         19      
COVID related expenses(2) 2,196              
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense 7,640         4,626      
Impact to income taxes(3) (4,293 )       (7,738 )    
Adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share $ 39,760     $ 0.72     $ 24,261     $ 0.48  
               
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding     55,259         50,655  
               
(1) Effective as of the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company has revised its definition of adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share to incorporate other non-operating adjustments, which includes gains or losses on foreign currency remeasurement, investments and fixed asset sales or disposals among other adjustments. Adjusted EPS for prior periods has been recast for comparative purposes.
(2) Effective as of the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company has added back incremental COVID related expenses.
(3) Impact to income taxes is calculated by recasting income before income taxes to include the add-backs involved in determining adjusted income and recalculating the income tax provision using this adjusted income from operations before income taxes. The recalculation also adjusts for any discrete tax expense or benefit related to the add-backs.
  Twelve Months Ended
  July 3, 2020   June 30, 2019
Net income and earnings per share $ 85,712     $ 1.56     $ 46,775     $ 0.96  
Other non-operating adjustments, net(1) (5,636 )       364      
Amortization of intangible assets 30,560         27,914      
Restructuring and other charges 1,805         560      
Impairment of long-lived assets              
Acquisition and financing costs 5,645         9,628      
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting 1,801         713      
Litigation and settlement expense, net 944         344      
COVID related expenses(2) 2,593              
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense 26,972         19,621      
Impact to income taxes(3) (23,634 )       (16,630 )    
Adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share $ 126,762     $ 2.30     $ 89,289     $ 1.84  
               
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding     55,115         48,500  
               
(1) Effective as of the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company has revised its definition of adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share to incorporate other non-operating adjustments, which includes gains or losses on foreign currency remeasurement, investments and fixed asset sales or disposals among other adjustments. Adjusted EPS for prior periods has been recast for comparative purposes.
(2) Effective as of the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company has added back incremental COVID related expenses.
(3) Impact to income taxes is calculated by recasting income before income taxes to include the add-backs involved in determining adjusted income and recalculating the income tax provision using this adjusted income from operations before income taxes. The recalculation also adjusts for any discrete tax expense or benefit related to the add-backs.
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
(In thousands)            

Organic revenue and acquired revenue are non-GAAP measures for reporting financial performance of its business. Management believes this information provides investors with insight as to the Company’s ongoing business performance. Organic revenue represents total company revenue excluding net revenue from acquired companies for the first four full quarters since the entities’ acquisition date (which excludes intercompany transactions). Acquired revenue represents revenue from acquired companies for the first four full quarters since the entities’ acquisition date (which excludes intercompany transactions). After the completion of four full fiscal quarters, acquired revenue is treated as organic for current and comparable historical periods.

The following table reconciles the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to the non-GAAP financial measure.

  Fourth Quarters Ended   Twelve Months Ended
  July 3, 2020   June 30, 2019   July 3, 2020   June 30, 2019
Organic revenue $ 205,463     $ 174,899     $ 732,572     $ 641,209  
Acquired revenue 11,914     2,064     64,038     13,535  
Net revenues $ 217,377     $ 176,963     $ 796,610     $ 654,744  
MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC. 
RECONCILIATION OF FORWARD-LOOKING GUIDANCE RANGE      
Quarter Ending October 2, 2020      
Fiscal Year Ending July 2, 2021      
(In thousands)      

The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as income before other non-operating adjustments, interest income and expense, income taxes, depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, restructuring and other charges, impairment of long-lived assets, acquisition and financing costs, fair value adjustments from purchase accounting, litigation and settlement income and expense, COVID related expenses, and stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense.   

The following table reconciles the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures.

  First Quarter Ending   Fiscal Year Ending
  October 2, 2020(1)   July 2, 2021(1)
  Range
  Low   High   Low   High
GAAP expectation — Net income $ 10,100     $ 12,300     $ 68,500     $ 74,400  
               
Adjust for:              
Other non-operating adjustments, net              
Interest (income) expense, net (100 )   (100 )   (300 )   (300 )
Income tax provision 3,500     4,300     24,100     26,200  
Depreciation 5,800     5,800     26,800     26,800  
Amortization of intangible assets 7,700     7,700     30,300     30,300  
Restructuring and other charges              
Impairment of long-lived assets              
Acquisition and financing costs 800     800     3,100     3,100  
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting              
Litigation and settlement expense, net              
COVID related expenses 2,200     2,200     2,200     2,200  
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense 8,000     8,000     33,300     33,300  
Adjusted EBITDA expectation $ 38,000     $ 41,000     $ 188,000     $ 196,000  
               
(1) Rounded amounts used.              
MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC. 
RECONCILIATION OF FORWARD-LOOKING GUIDANCE RANGE      
Quarter Ending October 2, 2020      
Fiscal Year Ending July 2, 2021      
(In thousands, except per share data)      

The Company defines adjusted income as income before other non-operating adjustments, amortization of intangible assets, restructuring and other charges, impairment of long-lived assets, acquisition and financing costs, fair value adjustments from purchase accounting, litigation and settlement income and expense, COVID related expenses and stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense. The impact to income taxes includes the impact to the effective tax rate, current tax provision and deferred tax provision(2).  Adjusted EPS expresses adjusted income on a per share basis using weighted average diluted shares outstanding.  

The following tables reconcile the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures.

  First Quarter Ending October 2, 2020(1)
  Range
  Low   High
GAAP expectation — Net income and earnings per share $ 10,100     $ 0.18     $ 12,300     $ 0.22  
Other non-operating adjustments, net              
Amortization of intangible assets 7,700         7,700      
Restructuring and other charges              
Impairment of long-lived assets              
Acquisition and financing costs 800         800      
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting              
Litigation and settlement expense (income), net              
COVID related expenses 2,200         2,200      
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense 8,000         8,000      
Impact to income taxes(2) (4,800 )       (4,800 )    
Adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share expectation $ 24,000     $ 0.43     $ 26,200     $ 0.47  
               
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding expectation     55,400         55,400  
               
(1) Rounded amounts used.
(2) Impact to income taxes is calculated by recasting income before income taxes to include the add-backs involved in determining adjusted income and recalculating the income tax provision using this adjusted income from operations before income taxes. The recalculation also adjusts for any discrete tax expense or benefit related to the add-backs.
  Fiscal Year Ending July 2, 2021(1)
  Range
  Low   High
GAAP expectation — Net income and earnings per share $ 68,500     $ 1.23     $ 74,400     $ 1.34  
Other non-operating adjustments, net              
Amortization of intangible assets 30,300         30,300      
Restructuring and other charges              
Impairment of long-lived assets              
Acquisition and financing costs 3,100         3,100      
Fair value adjustments from purchase accounting              
Litigation and settlement expense, net              
COVID related expenses 2,200         2,200      
Stock-based and other non-cash compensation expense 33,300         33,300      
Impact to income taxes(2) (18,000 )       (18,000 )    
Adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share expectation $ 119,400     $ 2.15     $ 125,300     $ 2.26  
               
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding expectation     55,500         55,500  
               
(1) Rounded amounts used.
(2) Impact to income taxes is calculated by recasting income before income taxes to include the add-backs involved in determining adjusted income and recalculating the income tax provision using this adjusted income from operations before income taxes. The recalculation also adjusts for any discrete tax expense or benefit related to the add-backs.

 

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Micron Appoints Lynn Dugle to Board of Directors

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BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU), an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions, today announced the appointment of Lynn Dugle to its board of directors. Dugle has more than 30 years of experience in the defense, intelligence and high-tech industries.

“Lynn is an accomplished leader, and we are pleased to welcome her to the Micron board,” said Micron President and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra. “Lynn’s business and technology expertise, combined with her depth in managing complex organizations, will significantly benefit Micron as we continue to strengthen our portfolio of high-value solutions and focus on delivering leading technology that addresses diverse end-market needs.”

“Adoption of advanced technologies, for which memory and storage are essential, will continue to accelerate,” said Micron Board Chair Robert Switz. “We believe Lynn’s proven experience on boards and her work with enterprises and government organizations at the highest levels will bring tremendous insight and perspective to Micron.”

Dugle was previously chief executive officer, president and chair of the board of directors at Engility, a provider of highly technical, integrated solutions and services to the U.S. government, with customers spanning the defense, intelligence, space and federal civilian communities. She led the sale of the company to Science Applications International Corporation in 2019.

Prior to Engility, Dugle spent more than a decade in senior management positions at Raytheon and retired from the company in March 2015 as a Raytheon Company vice president and as president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, which housed Raytheon’s Cyber and Special Operations division. Before joining Raytheon, she was with ADC Telecommunications in several international and officer-level positions.

Dugle serves on the boards of State Street Corporation, TE Connectivity and KBR. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Dallas and bachelor’s degrees in technical management and Spanish from Purdue University.

Dugle’s appointment increases the representation of women on Micron’s board, who now make up more than one-third of Micron’s board members.

About Micron Technology, Inc.
We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions. Through our global brands – Micron® and Crucial® – our broad portfolio of high-performance memory and storage technologies, including DRAM, NAND, 3D XPoint™ memory and NOR, is transforming how the world uses information to enrich life for all. Backed by more than 40 years of technology leadership, our memory and storage solutions enable disruptive trends, including artificial intelligence, 5G, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, in key market segments like mobile, data center, client, consumer, industrial, graphics, automotive, and networking. Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit micron.com.

© 2020 Micron Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Information, products, and/or specifications are subject to change without notice. Micron, the Micron logo, and all other Micron trademarks are the property of Micron Technology, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Global Geospatial Solutions & Services Market – Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud, Automation, Internet of Things (IoT), and Miniaturization of sensors are catalyzing the development

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Covina, CA, Aug. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The report “Global Geospatial Solutions & Services Market, By Solution Type (Hardware, Software, and Service), By Technology (Geospatial Analytics, GNSS & Positioning, Scanning, and Earth Observation), By End-user (Utility, Business, Transportation, Defence & Intelligence, Infrastructural Development, Natural Resource, and Others), By Application (Surveying & Mapping, Geovisualization, Asset Management, Planning & Analysis, and Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa) – Trends, Analysis and Forecast till 2029”.

Key Highlights:

  • In April 2020, HERE Technologies, a leading provider of mapping and location platform services, today announced its partnership with Gurgaon-headquartered Deduce Technologies with an aim to offer accurate information about Indian roads and traffic conditions. The partnership is expected to enhance HERE’s Real-Time Traffic solution that identifies congestion areas and its reasons by delivering high-quality flow and incident content every minute.
  • In February 2020, Microsoft extended its partnership with TomTom in order to expand its mapping scenarios and secured location APIs for providing geospatial context to data.

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Geospatial technology comprises GIS (geographical information systems), GPS (global positioning systems), and RS (remote sensing), a technology that provides a radically different way of producing and using maps that are required to manage communities and industries. Developed economies are expected to provide lucrative opportunities to the industry for geospatial solutions. The application of geospatial techniques across the globe has witnessed a steady growth over the past decades, owing to simple accessibility of geospatial technology in advanced nations such as the U.S. and Canada, thus further driving growth of the target the market. Moreover, rising smart city initiatives in emerging countries have resulted in the growing need for geospatial technologies for use in 3D urban mapping, monitoring and mapping natural resources. Increasing adoption of IoT, big data analysis, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) across the globe is projected to create profitable opportunities for global geospatial solutions & services market throughout the forecast period.

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The global geospatial solutions & services market accounted for US$ 238.5 billion in 2019 and is estimated to be US$ 1013.7 billion by 2029 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 15.7%. The market report has been segmented on the basis of solution type, technology, end-user, application, and region.

  • By solution type, the software segment accounts for the majority of revenue share in the target market and thus has a greater share of the geospatial technologies and solutions sector.
  • By technology, the earth observation segment is expected to account for the largest market share by 2024. Technologies such as satellite imagery, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), and other related technologies are expected to drive growth of this segment over the forecast period.
  • By end-user, the target market is classified into utility, business, transportation, defence & intelligence, infrastructural development, natural resource, and others.
  • By application, the target market is classified into surveying & mapping, geovisualization, asset management, planning & analysis, and others.
  • By region, Currently, North America dominates the global geospatial solutions & services market in terms of revenue terms due to high adoption of latest technologies such as internet of thigs (IOT), cloud, and big data in the region. The market in Europe estimated for second-largest revenue share in the global geospatial solutions & services market, closely followed by the market in Asia Pacific.

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Competitive Landscape:

The prominent player operating in the global geospatial solutions & services market includes HERE Technologies, Esri (US), Hexagon (Sweden), Atkins PLC, Pitney Bowes, Topcon Corporation, DigitalGlobe, Inc. (Maxar Group), General Electric, Harris Corporation (US), and Google.

The market provides detailed information regarding the industrial base, productivity, strengths, manufacturers, and recent trends which will help companies enlarge the businesses and promote financial growth. Furthermore, the report exhibits dynamic factors including segments, sub-segments, regional marketplaces, competition, dominant key players, and market forecasts. In addition, the market includes recent collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships along with regulatory frameworks across different regions impacting the market trajectory. Recent technological advances and innovations influencing the global market are included in the report.

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  • Detailed analysis of the market revenue over the forecasted period.
  • Examining various outlooks of the market with the help of Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST & SWOT Analysis.
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  2. Executive Summary
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  • Competitive Landscape
  • Heat Map Analysis 
  • Market Presence and Specificity Analysis
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