CommScope Reported Third Quarter 2018 Results

CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM), a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, today reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.

The Company reported sales of $1.15 billion for the third quarter, compared with $1.13 billion during the same period in the prior year. During the third quarter of 2018, CommScope generated net income of $64 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, an increase from the prior year period’s net income of $51 million, or $0.26 per diluted share. Non-GAAP adjusted net income for the third quarter of 2018 was $115 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, versus $107 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2017. A reconciliation of reported GAAP results to non-GAAP results is attached.

In a separate press release today, CommScope announced an agreement to acquire ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) in an all-cash transaction, broadening its global position in end-to-end communications infrastructure solutions. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2019.

During the quarter, we took action to ensure CommScope successfully navigates a dynamic and challenging market environment, said President and Chief Executive Officer Eddie Edwards. While we expect headwinds to continue as certain North American service providers spend more conservatively over the near term, we are confident that with ARRIS we will be better positioned for the advent of 5G and fixed wireless access.

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Through our acquisition of ARRIS, we expect to drive profitable growth in new markets, increase revenue diversity and shape the future of wired and wireless communications. The combined companys industry-leading technologies, scope and strong customer relationships should put us in a position to capitalize on future growth opportunities and drive significant value creation for our shareholders.

Third Quarter 2018 Overview

Sales increased 2 percent year over year as growth in the North America and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions more than offset lower sales in the Asia-Pacific region. Double-digit Outdoor Network Solutions growth, was partially offset by a decline in Indoor Copper. Foreign exchange rate changes unfavorably impacted net sales by approximately 2 percent.

GAAP operating income in the third quarter of 2018 increased 5 percent year over year to $132 million. Non-GAAP adjusted operating income, which excludes amortization of purchased intangibles, restructuring costs and other special items, decreased 1 percent year over year to $219 million, or 19 percent of net sales. Both GAAP and non-GAAP operating income were favorably impacted by higher North American sales volumes and cost reduction initiatives. The favorable impacts were partially offset by lower selling prices and the impact of unfavorable input costs and foreign exchange rate changes. GAAP operating income also benefited from lower integration costs, which are excluded from non-GAAP adjusted operating income.

Third Quarter 2018 Segment Overview

Third quarter Connectivity Solutions segment sales increased 3 percent year over year to $732 million driven primarily by strength in North America as well as the EMEA region, partially offset by a decline in the Asia-Pacific region. Foreign exchange rate changes negatively impacted net sales by approximately 2 percent.

Connectivity Solutions GAAP operating income increased 35 percent year over year to $95 million driven by lower integration and restructuring costs. Non-GAAP adjusted operating income increased 6 percent year over year to $147 million, or 20 percent of segment net sales. Both GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted operating income benefited from stronger sales volumes and cost savings initiatives, partially offset by lower selling prices, higher input costs and the impact of unfavorable foreign exchange rate changes.

Third quarter Mobility Solutions segment sales were essentially flat year over year at $419 million with strength in North America and to a lesser extent the EMEA region being offset by a decline in the Asia-Pacific region. Foreign exchange rate changes negatively impacted net sales by approximately 1 percent.

Mobility Solutions GAAP operating income declined 32 percent year over year to $37 million, and non-GAAP adjusted operating income decreased 14 percent year over year to $72 million, or 17 percent of segment net sales. Both GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted operating income benefited from higher sales volumes and geographic mix. These benefits were more than offset by lower selling prices.

Outlook

We are actively taking steps to align our cost structure with current market dynamics, which we expect to continue into the fourth quarter and next year, said Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Alex Pease. Excluding the impact of the ARRIS acquisition, we expect modest growth in 2019 and relatively stable year-over-year results, reflecting the impact of adverse spending patterns at large North American operators. Looking ahead, we expect that the ARRIS transaction will enable CommScope to achieve significant EPS accretion, execute on additional cost savings opportunities and unlock high-growth segments to deliver strong shareholder returns over the longer term.

CommScope management issued fourth quarter 2018 guidance and updated its guidance range for the full year 2018.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Guidance:

  • Revenue of $1.015 billion “ $1.065 billion
  • Operating income of $60 million “ $83 million
  • Non-GAAP adjusted operating income of $145 million “ $170 million
  • Non-GAAP adjusted effective tax rate of approximately 29 percent “ 30 percent
  • Loss per share of $(0.12) “ $(0.14), based on 192 million weighted average basic shares
  • Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.34 “ $0.39, based on 195 million weighted average diluted shares

Full Year 2018 Guidance:

  • Revenue of $4.525 billion “ $4.575 billion
  • Operating income of $461 million “ $484 million
  • Non-GAAP adjusted operating income of $804 million “ $829 million
  • Non-GAAP adjusted effective tax rate of 29 percent “ 30 percent
  • Earnings per diluted share of $0.70 “ $0.72, based on 195 million weighted average diluted shares
  • Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per diluted share of $2.09 “ $2.14
  • Cash flow from operations > $480 million

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP outlook is attached.

Conference Call, Webcast and Investor Presentation

CommScope will be hosting a joint conference call with ARRIS today at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss third quarter 2018 results and the transaction. The conference call will also be webcast.

To participate in the conference call, dial +1 844-397-6169 (US and Canada only) or +1 478-219-0508. The conference identification number is 1458698. Please plan to dial in 15 minutes before the start of the call to facilitate a timely connection. The live, listen-only audio of the call and corresponding presentation will be available through a link on CommScope’s Investor Relations page. A webcast replay will be archived on CommScopes website for a limited period of time following the conference call.

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

CommScope management believes that presenting certain non-GAAP financial measures enhances an investors understanding of our financial performance. CommScope management further believes that these financial measures are useful in assessing CommScopes operating performance from period to period by excluding certain items that we believe are not representative of our core business. CommScope management also uses certain of these financial measures for business planning purposes and in measuring CommScopes performance relative to that of its competitors. CommScope management believes these financial measures are commonly used by investors to evaluate CommScopes performance and that of its competitors. However, CommScopes use of the terms non-GAAP adjusted operating income, non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP adjusted net income and non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share may vary from that of others in its industry. These financial measures should not be considered as alternatives to operating income (loss), net income (loss) or any other performance measures derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP as measures of operating performance, operating cash flows or liquidity.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements that reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance, including our proposed acquisition of ARRIS. These statements may discuss goals, intentions or expectations as to future plans, trends, events, results of operations or financial condition or otherwise, in each case, based on current beliefs of management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. These forward-looking statements are generally identified by their use of such terms and phrases as intend, goal, estimate, expect, project, projections, plans, potential, anticipate, should, could, designed to, foreseeable future, believe, think, scheduled, outlook, target, guidance and similar expressions, although not all forward-looking statements contain such terms. This list of indicative terms and phrases is not intended to be all-inclusive.

These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside our control, including, without limitation, our dependence on customers capital spending on data and communication systems; concentration of sales among a limited number of customers and channel partners; changes in technology; industry competition and the ability to retain customers through product innovation, introduction and marketing; risks associated with our sales through channel partners; changes to the regulatory environment in which our customers operate; product quality or performance issues and associated warranty claims; our ability to maintain effective management information systems and to implement major systems initiatives successfully; cyber-security incidents, including data security breaches, ransomware or computer viruses; the risk our global manufacturing operations suffer production or shipping delays, causing difficulty in meeting customer demands; the risk that internal production capacity or that of contract manufacturers may be insufficient to meet customer demand or quality standards; changes in cost and availability of key raw materials, components and commodities and the potential effect on customer pricing; risks associated with our dependence on a limited number of key suppliers for certain raw material and components; the risk that contract manufacturers we rely on encounter production, quality, financial or other difficulties; our ability to integrate and fully realize anticipated benefits from prior or future acquisitions or equity investments; potential difficulties in realigning global manufacturing capacity and capabilities among our global manufacturing facilities or those of our contract manufacturers that may affect our ability to meet customer demands for products; possible future restructuring actions; substantial indebtedness and maintaining compliance with debt covenants; our ability to incur additional indebtedness; our ability to generate cash to service our indebtedness; possible future impairment charges for fixed or intangible assets, including goodwill; income tax rate variability and ability to recover amounts recorded as deferred tax assets; our ability to attract and retain qualified key employees; labor unrest; obligations under our defined benefit employee benefit plans may require plan contributions in excess of current estimates; significant international operations exposing us to economic, political and other risks, including the impact of variability in foreign exchange rates; our ability to comply with governmental anti-corruption laws and regulations and export and import controls worldwide; our ability to compete in international markets due to export and import controls to which we may be subject; the impact of the U.K. invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to leave the European Union; changes in the laws and policies in the United States affecting trade, including recently enacted tariffs on imports from China, as well as the risk and uncertainty related to other potential tariffs or a potential global trade war that may impact our products; costs of protecting or defending intellectual property; costs and challenges of compliance with domestic and foreign environmental laws; the impact of litigation and similar regulatory proceedings that we are involved in or may become involved in, including the costs of such litigation; risks associated with stockholder activism, which could cause us to incur significant expense, hinder execution of our business strategy and impact the trading value of our securities; and other factors beyond our control. These risks and uncertainties may be magnified by our acquisition of ARRIS, and such statements are also subject to the risks and uncertainties related to ARRISs business.

Such forward-looking statements are subject to additional risks and uncertainties related to our proposed acquisition of ARRIS, many of which are outside of our and/or ARRISs control, including, without limitation: failure to obtain applicable regulatory approvals in a timely manner, on acceptable terms or at all, or to satisfy the other closing conditions to the proposed acquisition; the risk that we will be required to pay a reverse break fee under the related acquisition agreement; the risk that we will not successfully integrate ARRIS or that we will not realize estimated cost savings, synergies, growth or other anticipated benefits, or that such benefits may take longer to realize than expected; risks relating to unanticipated costs of integration; the potential impact of announcement or consummation of the proposed acquisition on relationships with third parties, including customers, employees and competitors; failure to manage potential conflicts of interest between or among customers; integration of information technology systems; conditions in the credit markets that could impact the costs associated with financing the acquisition; the possibility that competing offers will be made; and other factors beyond our and/or ARRISs control. These and other factors are discussed in greater detail in our 2017 Annual Report and in Part II, Item 1A, Risk Factors, of our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. Although the information contained in this press release represents our best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available and reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that the expectations will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. Given these uncertainties, we caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. We are not undertaking any duty or obligation to update this information to reflect developments or information obtained after the date of this press release, except as otherwise may be required by law.

 
CommScope Holding Company, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited — In thousands, except per share amounts)
           
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2018   2017 2018   2017
Net sales $ 1,150,405 $ 1,128,775 $ 3,510,778 $ 3,440,150
Operating costs and expenses:
Cost of sales 726,531 700,170 2,204,194 2,085,973
Selling, general and administrative 173,990 184,947 544,318 604,408
Research and development 44,807 44,599 142,436 140,569
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 65,782 68,271 199,453 202,890
Restructuring costs, net   7,070   5,360   19,738   24,521
Total operating costs and expenses   1,018,180   1,003,347   3,110,139   3,058,361
Operating income 132,225 125,428 400,639 381,789
Other income (expense), net (2,379 ) 3,209 (4,490 ) (9,248 )
Interest expense (66,122 ) (61,798 ) (186,655 ) (192,769 )
Interest income   1,882   1,180   5,373   3,784
Income before income taxes 65,606 68,019 214,867 183,556
Income tax expense   (1,763 )   (16,862 )   (51,367 )   (43,373 )
Net income $ 63,843 $ 51,157 $ 163,500 $ 140,183
 
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.33 $ 0.27 $ 0.85 $ 0.73
Diluted (a) $ 0.33 $ 0.26 $ 0.84 $ 0.71
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 192,219 191,824 191,920 192,973
Diluted (a) 195,359 195,815 195,370 197,387
 
(a) Calculation of diluted earnings per share:
Net income (basic and diluted) $ 63,843 $ 51,157 $ 163,500 $ 140,183
 
Weighted average shares (basic) 192,219 191,824 191,920 192,973
Dilutive effect of equity-based awards   3,140   3,991   3,450   4,414
Denominator (diluted)   195,359   195,815   195,370   197,387
 
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements included in our Form 10-Q.
 
CommScope Holding Company, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited — In thousands, except share amounts)
       
 
September 30, 2018 December 31, 2017
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 352,397 $ 453,977
Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of
$18,141 and $13,976, respectively 901,096 898,829
Inventories, net 490,767 444,941
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   123,277   146,112
Total current assets 1,867,537 1,943,859
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation
of $425,565 and $390,389, respectively 445,746 467,289
Goodwill 2,858,640 2,886,630
Other intangible assets, net 1,420,677 1,636,084
Other noncurrent assets   125,696   107,804
Total assets $ 6,718,296 $ 7,041,666
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Accounts payable $ 441,409 $ 436,737
Other accrued liabilities   323,211   286,980
Total current liabilities 764,620 723,717
Long-term debt 3,983,790 4,369,401
Deferred income taxes 97,849 134,241
Pension and other postretirement benefit liabilities 20,315 25,140
Other noncurrent liabilities   96,652   141,341
Total liabilities 4,963,226 5,393,840
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, $.01 par value: Authorized shares: 200,000,000;
Issued and outstanding shares: None
Common stock, $0.01 par value: Authorized shares: 1,300,000,000;
Issued and outstanding shares: 192,222,782 and 190,906,110,
respectively 1,990 1,972
Additional paid-in capital 2,372,764 2,334,071
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit) (226,494 ) (395,998 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (171,982 ) (86,603 )
Treasury stock, at cost: 6,738,136 shares and 6,336,144 shares,
respectively   (221,208 )   (205,616 )
Total stockholders’ equity   1,755,070   1,647,826
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 6,718,296 $ 7,041,666
 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements included in our Form 10-Q.

 
CommScope Holding Company, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited — In thousands)
           
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2018 2017 2018 2017
Operating Activities:
Net income $ 63,843 $ 51,157 $ 163,500 $ 140,183
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash generated
by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 94,280 92,090 272,629 282,543
Equity-based compensation 11,327 10,974 33,723 31,572
Deferred income taxes (8,006 ) (5,903 ) (32,616 ) (19,976 )
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 113,486 15,079 (23,537 ) 59,054
Inventories (17,805 ) 54,033 (65,798 ) 11,790
Prepaid expenses and other assets (3,241 ) (20,909 ) (3,849 ) (22,682 )
Accounts payable and other liabilities (28,604 ) (57,728 ) 12,277 (178,505 )
Other   1,541   6,579   5,555   31,426
Net cash generated by operating activities 226,821 145,372 361,884 335,405
Investing Activities:
Additions to property, plant and equipment (24,604 ) (20,575 ) (55,448 ) (51,152 )
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 6,490 38 12,715 5,016
Proceeds upon settlement of net investment hedge 1,331
Cash paid for acquisitions, including purchase price
adjustments, net of cash acquired (105,249 ) (105,249 )
Other     3,120     9,898
Net cash used in investing activities (18,114 ) (122,666 ) (41,402 ) (141,487 )
Financing Activities:
Long-term debt repaid (550,000 ) (25,000 ) (550,000 ) (805,379 )
Long-term debt proceeds 150,000 150,000 780,379
Debt issuance and modification costs (8,363 )
Debt extinguishment costs (14,800 )
Cash paid for repurchase of common stock (75,000 ) (175,000 )
Proceeds from the issuance of common shares under
equity-based compensation plans 73 297 4,988 8,803
Tax withholding payments for vested equity-based
compensation awards   (92 )   (98 )   (15,592 )   (14,956 )
Net cash used in financing activities (400,019 ) (99,801 ) (410,604 ) (229,316 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (1,992 )   3,846   (11,458 )   18,412
Change in cash and cash equivalents (193,304 ) (73,249 ) (101,580 ) (16,986 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   545,701   484,491   453,977   428,228
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 352,397 $ 411,242 $ 352,397 $ 411,242
 
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements included in our Form 10-Q.
 
CommScope Holding Company, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Adjusted Measures
(Unaudited — In millions, except per share amounts)
           
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2018 2017   2018 2017
Operating income, as reported $ 132.2 $ 125.4 $ 400.6 $ 381.8
Adjustments:
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 65.8 68.3 199.5 202.9
Restructuring costs, net 7.1 5.4 19.7 24.5
Equity-based compensation 11.3 11.0 33.7 31.6
Integration and transaction costs   2.6   12.0   5.3 38.2
Total adjustments to operating income   86.8   96.7   258.2 297.2
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $ 219.0 $ 222.1 $ 658.8 $ 679.0
Income before income taxes, as reported $ 65.6 $ 68.0 $ 214.9 $ 183.6
Income tax expense, as reported   (1.8 )   (16.9 )   (51.4 )   (43.4 )
Net income, as reported $ 63.8 $ 51.2 $ 163.5 $ 140.2
Adjustments:
Total pretax adjustments to operating income 86.8 96.7 258.2 297.2
Pretax amortization of deferred financing costs & OID (1) 9.8 3.2 15.0 18.8
Pretax loss on debt transactions (2) 16.0
Pretax net investment gains (2) (2.4 ) (9.0 )
Tax effects of adjustments and other tax items (3)   (45.9 )   (41.2 )   (93.9 )   (133.9 )
Non-GAAP adjusted net income $ 114.5 $ 107.5 $ 342.7 $ 329.3
Diluted EPS, as reported $ 0.33 $ 0.26 $ 0.84 $ 0.71
Non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS $ 0.59 $ 0.55 $ 1.75 $ 1.67
 
(1) Included in interest expense.
(2) Included in other income (expense), net.
(3) The tax rates applied to adjustments reflect the tax expense or benefit based on the tax jurisdiction of the entity generating the adjustment. There are certain items for which we expect little or no tax effect.
 
Note: Components may not sum to total due to rounding
See Description of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
CommScope Holding Company, Inc.
Sales by Region
(Unaudited — In millions)
                   

Sales by Region

% Change
Q3 2018 Q3 2017 YOY
United States $ 653.0 $ 595.3 9.7 %
Europe, Middle East and Africa 235.6 231.0 2.0
Asia Pacific 179.3 218.6 (18.0 )
Caribbean and Latin America 59.4 62.2 (4.5 )
Canada   23.1   21.7 6.5
Total Net Sales $ 1,150.4 $ 1,128.8 1.9 %
 
CommScope Holding Company, Inc.
Segment Information
(Unaudited — In millions)
                     

Sales by Segment

% Change
Q3 2018 Q2 2018   Q3 2017   Sequential YOY
Connectivity Solutions $ 731.7 $ 740.5 $ 708.7 (1.2 ) % 3.2 %
Mobility Solutions   418.7   499.4   420.1 (16.2 ) % (0.3 ) %
Total Net Sales $ 1,150.4 $ 1,239.9 $ 1,128.8 (7.2 ) % 1.9 %
 
 

Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income by Segment

% Change
Q3 2018 Q2 2018   Q3 2017   Sequential YOY
Connectivity Solutions $ 147.4 $ 142.9 $ 138.5 3.1 % 6.4 %
Mobility Solutions   71.6   108.2   83.6 (33.8 ) % (14.4 ) %
Total Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income $ 219.0 $ 251.1 $ 222.1 (12.8 ) % (1.4 ) %
 
CommScope Holding Company, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income by Segment
(Unaudited — In millions)
           

Third Quarter 2018 Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income Reconciliation by Segment

 
Connectivity Mobility
Solutions Solutions Total
Operating income, as reported $ 94.9 $ 37.3 $ 132.2
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 44.4 21.4 65.8
Restructuring costs, net (0.4 ) 7.5 7.1
Equity-based compensation 6.9 4.4 11.3
Integration and transaction costs   1.7   1.0   2.6
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $ 147.4 $ 71.6 $ 219.0
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin % 20.1 % 17.1 % 19.0 %
 

Second Quarter 2018 Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income Reconciliation by Segment

 
Connectivity Mobility
Solutions Solutions Total
Operating income, as reported $ 85.4 $ 79.3 $ 164.7
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 45.0 21.4 66.4
Restructuring costs, net 4.7 2.5 7.2
Equity-based compensation 7.2 4.6 11.8
Integration and transaction costs   0.7   0.3   1.0
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $ 142.9 $ 108.2 $ 251.1
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin % 19.3 % 21.7 % 20.3 %
 

Third Quarter 2017 Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income Reconciliation by Segment

 
Connectivity Mobility
Solutions Solutions Total
Operating income, as reported $ 70.4 $ 55.0 $ 125.4
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 44.2 24.1 68.3
Restructuring costs, net 5.6 (0.2 ) 5.4
Equity-based compensation 6.4 4.6 11.0
Integration and transaction costs   11.9   0.2   12.0
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $ 138.5 $ 83.6 $ 222.1
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin % 19.5 % 19.9 % 19.7 %
 
Components may not sum to total due to rounding
See Description of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
CommScope Holding Company, Inc.
Adjusted Free Cash Flow
(Unaudited — In millions)
         

Adjusted Free Cash Flow

 
Q3 2018 Q3 2017
Cash flow from operations $ 226.8 $ 145.4
Integration and transaction costs 12.3
Capital expenditures   (24.6 )   (20.6 )
Adjusted Free Cash Flow $ 202.2 $ 137.1
 
See Description of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
CommScope Holding Company, Inc.
Quarterly Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited — In millions)
                   

GAAP to Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

 
Q3 2018 Q2 2018 Q1 2018 Q4 2017 Q3 2017
Operating income, as reported $ 132.2 $ 164.7 $ 103.7 $ 90.3 $ 125.4
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 65.8 66.4 67.2 68.1 68.3
Restructuring costs, net 7.1 7.2 5.5 19.3 5.4
Equity-based compensation 11.3 11.8 10.5 10.3 11.0
Integration and transaction costs   2.6   1.0   1.7   9.8   12.0
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $ 219.0 $ 251.1 $ 188.6 $ 197.7 $ 222.1
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin % 19.0 % 20.3 % 16.8 % 17.6 % 19.7 %
Depreciation   18.7   19.9   19.6   20.8   20.6
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA $ 237.8 $ 271.1 $ 208.1 $ 218.5 $ 242.7
 
Components may not sum to total due to rounding
See Description of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
CommScope Holding Company, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Adjusted Measures
(Unaudited — In millions, except per share amounts)
     
Outlook
Three Months Ended    
December 31, Full Year
2018 2018
 
Operating income $ 60 – $83 $ 461 – $484
Adjustments:
Amortization of purchased intangible assets $ 66 $ 265
Equity-based compensation $ 12 $ 46

Restructuring costs, integration and transaction costs and other (1)

$ 7 – $9 $ 32 – $34
Total adjustments to operating income $ 85 – $87 $ 343 – $345
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $ 145 – $170 $ 804 – $829
 
Diluted earnings per share (basic loss per share) $ (0.12) – $(0.14) $ 0.70 – $0.72
Adjustments (2):
Total adjustments to operating income $ 0.32 – $0.36 $ 1.32 – $1.34
Debt-related costs and other special items (3) $ 0.14 – $0.17 $ 0.07 – $0.08
Non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share $ 0.34 – $0.39 $ 2.09 – $2.14
 
 
(1) Reflects projections for restructuring costs, integration and transaction costs and other special items. Actual adjustments may vary from projections.
(2) The tax rates applied to projected adjustments reflect the tax expense or benefit based on the expected tax jurisdiction of the entity generating the projected adjustments. There are certain items for which we expect little or no tax effect.
(3) Reflects projections for amortization of debt issuance costs, loss on debt extinguishment, net losses on defined benefit plan terminations, foreign exchange losses triggered by the liquidation of subsidiaries and tax items. Actual adjustments may vary from projections.
 
Our actual results may be impacted by additional events for which information is not currently available, such as additional restructuring activities, asset impairments, debt extinguishments, additional transaction and integration costs, foreign exchange rate fluctuations and other gains or losses related to events that are not currently known or measurable.
 
See Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Description of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.
 

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