Garmin Reports Third Quarter Revenue and Profit Growth; Raises Guidance

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:00 am CDT

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SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland

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GRMN
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"We continued our strong performance through the third quarter with double digit revenue and operating profit growth in outdoor, aviation, and marine"

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Highlights for the third quarter 2017 include:

  • Total revenue of $743 million, growing 3% over the prior year, with outdoor, aviation, marine and fitness collectively growing 9% over the prior year quarter and contributing 75% of total revenue
  • Gross margin improved to 58.4% compared to 56.2% in the prior year quarter
  • Operating margin improved to 22.8% compared to 22.1% in the prior year quarter
  • Operating income was $170 million, growing 6% over the prior year quarter
  • GAAP EPS was $0.78, an 18% improvement over the prior year quarter, and pro forma EPS(1) was $0.75, consistent with the prior year quarter
  • Completed the acquisition of Navionics® S.p.A., a privately-held worldwide provider of electronic navigational charts and mobile applications for the marine industry
  • Launched several new wearables within the fitness segment, including the vívoactive® 3, vívomove® HR, vívosport® and vívofit® jr. 2 featuring Disney, Star Wars and Marvel branded bands and mobile app adventures
       
(in thousands, 13-Weeks Ended 39-weeks Ended
except per share data) September 30,   September 24,   Yr over Yr September 30,   September 24,   Yr over Yr
2017 2016   Change 2017 2016   Change
Net sales $ 743,077 $ 722,250 3 % $ 2,198,508 $ 2,157,898 2 %
Outdoor 184,937 141,006 31 % 495,589 370,929 34 %
Aviation 124,628 107,436 16 % 371,559 322,083 15 %
Marine 77,312 70,010 10 % 290,302 264,489 10 %
Fitness 167,147 189,161 -12 % 485,999 544,434 -11 %
Auto 189,053 214,637 -12 % 555,059 655,963 -15 %
 
Gross margin % 58.4 % 56.2 % 58.4 % 56.0 %
 
Operating income % 22.8 % 22.1 % 22.3 % 21.5 %
 
GAAP diluted EPS $0.78 $0.66 18 % $2.95 $1.98 49 %
Pro forma diluted EPS (1) $0.75 $0.75 0 % $2.15 $2.10 2 %
(1)   See attached table for reconciliation of non-GAAP measures including pro forma diluted EPS
 

Executive Overview from Cliff Pemble, President and Chief Executive Officer:

“We continued our strong performance through the third quarter with double digit revenue and operating profit growth in outdoor, aviation, and marine,” said Cliff Pemble, president and chief executive officer of Garmin Ltd. “We are well positioned for the remainder of 2017 with a strong lineup of new products and opportunities in each business segment.”

Outdoor:

During the third quarter of 2017, the outdoor segment grew 31% driven by strong demand for our wearables. Gross margin improved to 64% while operating margin improved to 37%, resulting in operating income growth of 38%. We recently entered new product categories with the introduction of the Descent™ dive watch, bringing a sleek design to underwater adventurers, and the Impact™ bat swing sensor helping coaches and players make every swing count. Looking forward, we are focused on growth opportunities in wearables and inReach product introductions.

Aviation:

The aviation segment posted revenue growth of 16%, driven by growth in both aftermarket and OEM sales. Gross and operating margins were 73% and 27%, respectively, resulting in 12% operating income growth. We recently announced the TXi™ series of touchscreen flight displays with engine monitoring solutions. During the fourth quarter, we began shipping the previously announced GFC™ 600, providing pilots with advanced autopilot capabilities in an aftermarket solution. Looking forward, we are focused on maximizing ADS-B mandate opportunities and gaining share in the OEM market.

Marine:

The marine segment posted solid third quarter revenue growth of 10% driven by our strong lineup of chartplotters and fishfinders. Gross margin increased year-over-year to 58%, while operating margin improved to 24%. For the third consecutive year Garmin was recognized as the Manufacturer of the Year by the NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association), winning a total of nine awards across a broad range of product categories. We recently completed the acquisition of Navionics S.p.A., a privately-held provider of electronic navigational charts and mobile applications. In addition, we announced our 2018 lineup of marine electronics with updated echoMAP™ and STRIKER™ products. Looking forward, we are focused on product innovations and gaining share in the inland fishing category.

Fitness:

Revenue in the fitness segment declined 12% during the quarter, with gross and operating margins of 58% and 20%, respectively. The decrease in revenue was primarily driven by the decline of the basic activity tracker market and the timing of our recent product introductions partially offset by growth in the running category. During the third quarter, we launched several new wearables including the vívoactive® 3, bringing Garmin Pay contactless payment solutions to the wrist, vívomove™ HR, an analog watch with wrist heart rate and smart notifications, and vívosport™, a slim activity tracker with built-in GPS and smart notifications. In addition, we launched our vívofit® jr. 2, featuring Disney, Star Wars and Marvel bands and mobile app adventures, encouraging children to be active. Looking forward, we are focused on growth opportunities in advanced wearables devices.

Auto:

Auto segment revenue declined 12% in the third quarter of 2017, primarily due to the ongoing PND market contraction partially offset by solid growth in OEM and niche categories such as camera, truck, fleet, and RV. Gross and operating margins were 44% and 8%, respectively. We recently introduced Garmin Speak™ with Amazon Alexa, bringing digital assistant functionality to the vehicle. Looking forward, we are focused on disciplined execution to bring desired innovation to the market and to optimize profitability in this segment.

Additional Financial Information:

Total operating expenses in the quarter were $264 million, an increase of 7% over the prior year. Research and development increased 11% primarily due to engineering personnel costs related to our wearable product offerings and aviation. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased 5%, primarily due to legal related costs. Advertising decreased 2%, primarily due to lower cooperative advertising somewhat offset by increases in outdoor media.

The effective tax rate in the third quarter was 20.8% up from 16.5% in the prior year quarter. The year-over-year increase in the effective tax rate is primarily due to the Company’s election to align certain Switzerland corporate tax positions with evolving international tax initiatives and income mix by jurisdiction, partially offset by the benefit associated with the release of income tax reserves.

In the third quarter of 2017, we generated $153 million of free cash flow (see attached table for reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure). We continued to return cash to shareholders with our quarterly dividend of approximately $96 million and our share repurchases activity, which totaled approximately $11 million in the third quarter. We have about $1 million remaining in the share repurchase program authorized through December 31, 2017. We ended the quarter with cash and marketable securities of approximately $2.4 billion.

2017 Guidance:

Based on our performance through the first three quarters of 2017, we are updating our full year guidance. We now anticipate revenue of approximately $3.07 billion driven primarily by higher expectations for our outdoor, aviation and auto segments partially offset by lower expectations for the fitness segment. Our outlook for marine is unchanged. We anticipate our full year pro forma EPS will be approximately $2.90 based on gross margin of approximately 57.5%, operating margin of approximately 21.5% and a full year pro forma effective tax rate of approximately 21.5%.

        2017 Guidance
Updated     Prior
Revenue ~$3.07 B     ~$3.04 B
Gross Margin ~57.5% ~57.5%
Operating Margin ~21.5% ~21%
Tax Rate (Pro Forma)(1) ~21.5% ~22%
EPS (Pro Forma)(1) ~$2.90 ~$2.80
 

(1) See attached table for reconciliation of non-GAAP measures
including forward-looking pro forma tax rate and EPS

 
2017 Revenue Guidance

 

Updated     Prior
Outdoor ~27% 25%
Aviation ~13% 10%
Marine ~10% 10%
Fitness ~(7%) (5%)
Auto ~(15%) (17%)
 

Webcast Information/Forward-Looking Statements:

The information for Garmin Ltd.’s earnings call is as follows:

When:     Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern
Where:

http://www.garmin.com/en-US/company/investors/events/

How: Simply log on to the web at the address above or call to listen in at 855-757-3897
 

An archive of the live webcast will be available until November 2, 2018 on the Garmin website at www.garmin.com. To access the replay, click on the Investor Relations link and select the Quarterly and Annual Earnings page.

This release includes projections and other forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business that are commonly identified by words such as “would,” “may,” “expects,” “estimates,” “plans,” “intends,” “projects,” and other words or phrases with similar meanings. Any statements regarding the Company’s GAAP and pro forma estimated earnings, EPS, and effective tax rate, and the Company’s expected segment revenue growth rates, consolidated revenue, gross margins, operating margins, currency movements, expenses, pricing, new products to be introduced in 2017, statements relating to possible future dividends and the Company’s plans and objectives are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors that are described in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of Garmin’s 2016 Form 10-K can be downloaded from http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html .

Garmin, the Garmin logo, the Garmin delta, vívoactive, vívofit, and inReach are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries and are registered in one or more countries, including the U.S.; Descent, Impact, TXi, echoMAP, STRIKER, vívomove, vívosport, and Garmin Speak are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. STAR WARS, and related properties and character names are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. Amazon, Alexa, and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Garmin Ltd. And Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share information)
 
    13-Weeks Ended     39-Weeks Ended
September 30,     September 24, September 30,     September 24,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Net sales $ 743,077 $ 722,250 $ 2,198,508 $ 2,157,898
 
Cost of goods sold   309,412     316,270     914,862     949,110  
 
Gross profit 433,665 405,980 1,283,646 1,208,788
 
Advertising expense 32,449 32,956 105,983 109,441
Selling, general and administrative expense 101,794 96,959 309,095 296,246
Research and development expense   129,632     116,449     379,083     339,008  
Total operating expense   263,875     246,364     794,161     744,695  
 
Operating income 169,790 159,616 489,485 464,093
 
Other income (expense):
Interest income 9,207 8,226 26,931 24,109
Foreign currency gains (losses) 8,579 (19,421 ) (13,808 ) (30,003 )
Other (expense) income   (1,520 )   1,344     (805 )   2,914  
Total other income (expense)   16,266     (9,851 )   12,318     (2,980 )
 
Income before income taxes 186,056 149,765 501,803 461,113
 
Income tax provision (benefit)   38,643     24,711     (54,372 )   86,904  
 
Net income $ 147,413   $ 125,054   $ 556,175   $ 374,209  
 
Net income per share:
Basic $0.79 $0.66 $2.96 $1.98
Diluted $0.78 $0.66 $2.95 $1.98
 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

Basic 187,616 188,692 187,902 189,027
Diluted 188,490 189,238 188,671 189,376
 
 
Garmin Ltd. And Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except per share information)
               
(Unaudited)    
September 30, December 31,
2017     2016
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 891,279 $ 846,883
Marketable securities 253,699 266,952
Accounts receivable, net 457,391 527,062
Inventories, net 575,335 484,821
Deferred costs 47,483 47,395
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   107,287     89,903  
Total current assets 2,332,474 2,263,016
 
Property and equipment, net 554,441 482,878
 
Marketable securities 1,210,323 1,213,285
Restricted cash 117 113
Deferred income taxes 262,473 110,293
Noncurrent deferred costs 69,286 56,151
Intangible assets, net 313,269 305,002
Other assets   93,008     94,395  
Total assets $ 4,835,391   $ 4,525,133  
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 158,591 $ 172,404
Salaries and benefits payable 89,124 88,818
Accrued warranty costs 35,669 37,233
Accrued sales program costs 53,826 80,953
Deferred revenue 138,570 146,564
Accrued royalty costs 37,895 36,523
Accrued advertising expense 20,099 37,440
Other accrued expenses 105,783 70,469
Income taxes payable 15,250 16,163
Dividend payable   191,238     96,168  
Total current liabilities 846,045 782,735
 
Deferred income taxes 68,204 61,220
Noncurrent income taxes 123,905 121,174
Noncurrent deferred revenue 155,814 140,407
Other liabilities 1,738 1,594
 
Stockholders' equity:

Shares, CHF 0.10 par value, 198,077 shares authorized and issued; 187,500 shares outstanding at September 30, 2017 and 188,565 shares outstanding at December 31, 2016

17,979 17,979
Additional paid-in capital 1,851,529 1,836,047
Treasury stock (506,799 ) (455,964 )
Retained earnings 2,230,489 2,056,702
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   46,487     (36,761 )
Total stockholders' equity   3,639,685     3,418,003  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 4,835,391   $ 4,525,133  
 
 
Garmin Ltd. And Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(In thousands)
        39-Weeks Ended
September 30,     September 24,
2017 2016
Operating activities:
Net income $ 556,175 $ 374,209

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation 44,011 40,327
Amortization 19,688 22,215
(Gain) loss on sale or disposal of property and equipment (184 ) 155
Provision for doubtful accounts 551 2,559
Deferred income taxes (143,846 ) (6,821 )
Unrealized foreign currency loss 17,504 19,536
Provision for obsolete and slow moving inventories 16,504 20,943
Stock compensation expense 32,441 29,211
Realized loss (gain) on marketable securities 594 (1,068 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 84,982 76,372
Inventories (86,631 ) (41,002 )
Other current and non-current assets (9,635 ) 3,400
Accounts payable (24,526 ) (40,694 )
Other current and non-current liabilities (37,403 ) 1,942
Deferred revenue 5,726 (13,660 )
Deferred costs (12,650 ) (9,906 )
Income taxes payable   (724 )   14,648  
Net cash provided by operating activities 462,577 492,366
 
Investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (85,211 ) (42,157 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 264 15
Purchase of intangible assets (9,069 ) (4,706 )
Purchase of marketable securities (438,046 ) (739,676 )
Redemption of marketable securities 455,376 772,733
Change in restricted cash - (6 )
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired   (12,400 )   (62,137 )
Net cash used in investing activities (89,086 ) (75,934 )
 
Financing activities:
Dividends paid (287,318 ) (289,331 )
Purchase of treasury stock under share repurchase plan (74,523 ) (65,221 )
Purchase of treasury stock related to equity awards (3,587 ) (184 )
Proceeds from issuance of treasury stock related to equity awards 10,316 10,210
Tax benefit from issuance of equity awards   -     365  
Net cash used in financing activities (355,112 ) (344,161 )
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 26,017 7,218
   
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 44,396 79,489
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   846,883     833,070  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 891,279   $ 912,559  
 
 
Garmin Ltd. And Subsidiaries
Net Sales, Gross Profit, and Operating Income by Segment (Unaudited)
 
    Reportable Segments
         
Outdoor Fitness Marine Auto Aviation Total
 
13-Weeks Ended September 30, 2017
 
Net sales $184,937 $167,147 $77,312 $189,053 $124,628 $743,077
Gross profit $118,175 $96,135 $44,574 $83,961 $90,820 $433,665
Operating income $67,810 $33,492 $18,420 $15,971 $34,097 $169,790
 
13-Weeks Ended September 24, 2016
 
Net sales $141,006 $189,161 $70,010 $214,637 $107,436 $722,250
Gross profit $88,497 $103,363 $39,891 $93,638 $80,591 $405,980
Operating income $49,271 $44,774 $10,332 $24,795 $30,444 $159,616
 
39-Weeks Ended September 30, 2017
 
Net sales $495,589 $485,999 $290,302 $555,059 $371,559 $2,198,508
Gross profit $319,457 $276,014 $166,690 $246,931 $274,554 $1,283,646
Operating income $176,544 $89,452 $60,860 $50,566 $112,063 $489,485
 
39-Weeks Ended September 24, 2016
 
Net sales $370,929 $544,434 $264,489 $655,963 $322,083 $2,157,898
Gross profit $232,652 $295,463 $148,554 $292,770 $239,349 $1,208,788
Operating income $125,721 $114,422 $49,172 $82,984 $91,794 $464,093
 
 
Garmin Ltd. And Subsidiaries
Net Sales by Geography (Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
    13-Weeks Ended     39-weeks Ended
September 30,   September 24,   Yr over Yr September 30,   September 24,   Yr over Yr
2017 2016   Change 2017 2016   Change
Net sales $ 743,077 $ 722,250 3 % $ 2,198,508 $ 2,157,898 2 %
Americas 341,005 348,637 -2 % 1,049,287 1,073,610 -2 %
EMEA 292,291 274,756 6 % 834,125 810,205 3 %
APAC 109,781 98,857 11 % 315,096 274,083 15 %
 
EMEA - Europe, Middle East and Africa; APAC - Asia Pacific and Australian Continent
 
 

Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement our financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, this release includes the following measures defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission as non-GAAP financial measures: pro forma net income (earnings) per share, forward-looking pro forma earnings per share, pro forma effective tax rate, forward-looking pro forma effective tax rate and free cash flow. These non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Management believes providing investors with an operating view consistent with how it manages the Company provides enhanced transparency into the operating results of the Company.

Pro forma effective tax rate

The Company’s income tax expense is periodically impacted by discrete tax items that are not reflective of income tax expense incurred as a result of current period earnings. Therefore, the effective tax rate and income tax provision before the effect of such discrete tax items are important measures to permit consistent comparison between periods. In fiscal 2016, there were no such discrete tax items identified.

Garmin Ltd. And Subsidiaries
Pro Forma Effective Tax Rate
(in thousands, except effective tax rate (ETR) information)
 
    13-Weeks Ended     39-weeks Ended
September 30, September 30,
2017 2017
       
$     ETR (1) $     ETR (1)
U.S. GAAP income tax provision (benefit) $ 38,643 20.8 % ($54,372 ) (10.8 %)
Pro forma discrete tax items:
Revaluation of deferred tax asset(2) - 168,755
Tax expense from share-based award expirations(3)   -   (7,275 )
Total pro forma discrete tax items   -         161,480        
Income tax provision (Pro Forma) $ 38,643     20.8 % $ 107,108       21.3 %

(1)

 

Effective tax rate is calculated by taking the Income tax provision (benefit) divided by Income before taxes, as presented on the face of the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.

 

(2)

In first quarter 2017, a $169 million tax benefit was recognized resulting from the revaluation of certain Switzerland deferred tax assets. The revaluation is due to the Company’s election in February 2017 to align certain Switzerland corporate tax positions with international tax initiatives. As this revaluation is not reflective of income tax expense incurred related to the current period earnings, and therefore affects period-to-period comparability, it has been identified as a pro forma adjustment.

 

(3)

Following adoption in fiscal 2017 of Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-09, Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting (“ASU 2016-09”), the Company may periodically incur tax expense resulting from stock options and stock appreciation rights (SARs) expiring unexercised. New grants of stock options and SARs no longer comprise a significant component of the Company’s compensation arrangements. As the tax expense from expired awards is not related to current period earnings or compensation activities, and affects period-to-period comparability, it has been identified as a pro forma adjustment.

 
 

The net release of uncertain tax position reserves, amounting to approximately $17.2 million and $5.8 million for the 39-weeks ended September 30, 2017 and September 24, 2016, respectively, have not been included as pro forma adjustments in the above presentation of pro forma income tax provision as such amounts tend to be more recurring in nature.

Pro forma net income (earnings) per share

Management believes that net income (earnings) per share before the impact of foreign currency gains or losses and certain discrete income tax items, as discussed above, is an important measure in order to permit a consistent comparison of the Company’s performance between periods.

Garmin Ltd. And Subsidiaries
Pro Forma Net Income (Earnings) Per Share
(in thousands, except per share information)
 
    13-Weeks Ended     39-weeks Ended
September 30,     September 24, September 30,     September 24,
2017 2016 2017 2016
 
Net income (GAAP) $ 147,413 $ 125,054 $ 556,175 $ 374,209
Foreign currency gains / losses(1) (8,579 ) 19,421 13,808 30,003
Tax effect of foreign currency gains / losses(2) 1,782 (3,204 ) (2,948 ) (5,654 )
Discrete tax items(3)   -     -     (161,480 )   -  
Net income (Pro Forma) $ 140,616   $ 141,271   $ 405,555   $ 398,558  
 
Net income per share (GAAP):
Basic $0.79 $0.66 $2.96 $1.98
Diluted $0.78 $0.66 $2.95 $1.98
 
Net income per share (Pro Forma):
Basic $0.75 $0.75 $2.16 $2.11
Diluted $0.75 $0.75 $2.15 $2.10
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 187,616 188,692 187,902 189,027
Diluted 188,490 189,238 188,671 189,376

(1)

 

The majority of the Company’s consolidated foreign currency gains and losses are typically driven by movements in the Taiwan Dollar, Euro, and British Pound Sterling in relation to the U.S. Dollar and the related exchange rate impact on the significant cash, receivables, and payables held in a currency other than the functional currency at one of the Company’s subsidiaries. However, there is minimal cash impact from such foreign currency gains and losses.

 

(2)

The tax effect of foreign currency gains and losses was calculated using the effective tax rate of 20.8% and the pro forma effective tax rate of 21.3% for the quarter and year-to-date ended September 30, 2017, respectively, and an effective tax rate of 16.5% and 18.8% for the quarter and year-to-date ended September 24, 2016, respectively.

 

(3)

The discrete tax items are discussed in the pro forma effective tax rate section.

 
 

Free cash flow

Management believes that free cash flow is an important financial measure because it represents the amount of cash provided by operations that is available for investing and defines it as operating cash flow less capital expenditures for property and equipment.

Garmin Ltd. And Subsidiaries
Free Cash Flow
(in thousands)
 
    13-Weeks Ended     39-weeks Ended
September 30,     September 24, September 30,     September 24,
2017     2016 2017     2016
 
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 198,750 $ 212,994 $ 462,577 $ 492,366
Less: purchases of property and equipment   (45,399 )       (13,543 )   (85,211 )       (42,157 )
Free Cash Flow $ 153,351       $ 199,451   $ 377,366       $ 450,209  
 
 

Forward-looking pro forma effective tax rate

Forward-looking pro forma effective tax rate and forward-looking pro forma net income (earnings) per share are calculated before the effect of certain discrete tax items. Management believes certain discrete tax items may not be reflective of income tax expense incurred as a result of current period earnings. Therefore, in order to permit consistent comparison between periods, the effective tax rate and earnings per share before the effect of such discrete tax items are important measures. In fiscal 2017, management believes certain discrete tax items recognized on a GAAP-basis have an effect on comparability between periods:

  • The fiscal 2017 pro forma effective tax rate excludes certain tax effects from share-based compensation as a result of ASU 2016-09. The Company is unable to reasonably estimate these amounts on a forward-looking basis due to the dependency of this item on the underlying share price of the Company. The fiscal 2017 pro forma effective tax rate excludes the $7.3 million tax expense resulting from the expiration of share-based awards as discussed in the pro forma effective tax rate section above. The impact of this discrete tax item was $0.04 per share for the 39-weeks ended September 30, 2017.
  • The fiscal 2017 pro forma effective tax rate excludes the $168.8 million income tax benefit resulting from the revaluation of certain Switzerland deferred tax assets as discussed in the pro forma effective tax rate section above. The impact of this discrete tax item was ($0.90) per share for the 39-weeks ended September 30, 2017.

While management expects the above to have a significant impact on comparability, management is unable to determine whether or not additional significant discrete tax items will be identified in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Forward-looking pro forma earnings per share (EPS)

In addition to the discrete tax items discussed in the forward-looking pro forma effective tax rate section above, our 2017 pro forma EPS excludes foreign currency exchange gains and losses. The estimated impact of such foreign currency gains and losses cannot be reasonably estimated on a forward-looking basis due to the high variability and low visibility with respect to non-operating foreign currency exchange gains and losses and the related tax effects of such gains and losses. The impact of such foreign currency gains and losses, net of tax effects, was $10.9 million, or $0.06 per share for the 39-weeks ended September 30, 2017.

Contact:

Garmin Ltd.
Investor Relations Contact:
Teri Seck, 913-397-8200
investor.relations@garmin.com
or
Media Relations Contact:
Ted Gartner, 913-397-8200
media.relations@garmin.com

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