CMC Materials Reports Record Revenue for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2021 and Increases Full Year Guidance

  • Record Total Company Revenue of $290.5 Million, 2.2% Higher than Last Year and 0.9% Higher Sequentially
  • Electronic Materials Segment Revenue of $242.5 million, 10.8% Higher than Last Year and 2.4% Higher Sequentially
  • Expecting Total Company Revenue for Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 to be Up Mid to High Single Digits Sequentially

  • Full Year Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Range Increased to Between $370 Million and $390 Million

AURORA, Ill., May 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CMC Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCMP), a leading global supplier of consumable materials primarily to semiconductor manufacturers, today reported financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2021, which ended March 31, 2021.

“We are pleased to announce another quarter of record revenue driven by our continued technology leadership and execution, particularly in our Electronic Materials segment. We have completed the acquisition of International Test Solutions which we believe is a great addition to our Electronic Materials portfolio that expands our growth opportunities in critical consumables and services used in the semiconductor packaging and test areas,” said David Li, President and CEO of CMC Materials. “Looking ahead to our third fiscal quarter, we expect to again deliver sequential growth above this record quarter, across both segments.”

Key Highlights for the Second Quarter

The company’s revenue of $290.5 million, an increase of 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year, and another quarter of record revenue, was driven by continued robust demand in the company’s Electronic Materials segment, which represents more than 80% of the company’s revenue. In the company’s Performance Materials segment, pipeline and industrial materials (PIM) products showed continued stability sequentially, yet continues to be adversely impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic (“Pandemic”). The ongoing impact of the Pandemic on the PIM business has resulted in the company recording a non-cash, pre-tax goodwill impairment charge of $201.5 million. In addition, the company recorded a $6.7 million charge for the wood treatment business related to the previously announced strategic decision to exit this business by approximately the end of calendar year 2021. These charges resulted in a quarterly net loss of $149.8 million compared to net income of $32.9 million in the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA1 was $84.8 million, compared to $85.9 million in the prior year. Year to date, the company generated $123.5 million in cash flow from operations, and $298.5 million in the last twelve months.

Key Financial Information for the Second Quarter

  • Revenue was $290.5 million, 2.2% higher than the same quarter last year. Revenue was up 0.9% sequentially primarily due to higher revenue in CMP slurries and CMP pads.

  • Net loss was $149.8 million compared to net income of $32.9 million last year. Adjusted net income1 was $50.7 million, 2.7% lower compared to the prior year, as higher revenue and lower interest expense was offset by higher costs.

  • Loss per diluted share was $5.13. Adjusted diluted EPS1 was $1.71, 2.3% lower compared to the same quarter last year.

  • Adjusted EBITDA1 was $84.8 million, down 1.3% compared to last year. Adjusted EBITDA margin1 for the quarter was 29.2%, compared to adjusted EBITDA margin of 30.2% in the same quarter last year.

1 Refer to financial tables and “Use of Certain GAAP, non-GAAP Adjusted Financial Information” below for information about these non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to their most comparable GAAP measure.

Electronic Materials – Revenue was $242.5 million for the quarter, 10.8% higher than revenue in the same quarter last year due to continued strength across all business units. Revenue was 2.4% higher sequentially. Adjusted EBITDA was $81.3 million, or 33.5% of revenue.

Performance Materials Revenue was $48.0 million for the quarter, 26.5% lower than revenue in the same quarter last year, driven primarily by the impact of the pandemic on demand for PIM products. Revenue was 6.0% lower sequentially, mainly due to timing of sales in the QED and wood treatment businesses, while PIM demand remained stable. Adjusted EBITDA was $18.8 million, or 39.1% of revenue.

Current Financial Guidance

Sequentially, the company currently expects revenue in the third quarter of fiscal 2021 to be up mid to high single digits compared to revenue in the second quarter. Electronic Materials revenue is expected to be up mid single digits and Performance Materials revenue is expected to be up high single digits for the third fiscal quarter.

The company increased the full fiscal year 2021 expectation for its Adjusted EBITDA range to between $370 million and $390 million.

With respect to this guidance, and additional current expectations provided in the company’s related slide presentation and prepared commentary, the company notes the continued uncertainty as to the ongoing macroeconomic environment and the impact of the pandemic on the industries in which the company participates.


A slide presentation and corresponding prepared commentary related to this press release will be available at in the Quarterly Results section of the Investor Relations center at approximately the same time that this press release is issued.


CMC Materials’ quarterly earnings conference call will be held at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time) on Thursday, May 6. The conference call will be available via live webcast and replay from the company’s website,, or by phone at (833) 714-0937. Callers outside the U.S. may dial (778) 560-2685. The conference code for the call is 4281916. A transcript of the formal comments made during the conference call will also be available in the Investor Relations section of the company’s website.


CMC Materials, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a leading global supplier of consumable materials to primarily semiconductor manufacturers. The company’s products play a critical role in the production of advanced semiconductor devices, helping to enable the manufacture of smaller, faster and more complex devices by its customers. CMC Materials, Inc. is also a leading provider of performance materials to pipeline operators. The company's mission is to create value by delivering high-performing and innovative solutions that solve its customers’ challenges. The company has approximately 2,100 employees globally. For more information about CMC Materials, Inc., visit, or contact Colleen Mumford, Vice President, Communications and Marketing, at 630-499-2600.


The company’s financial results are provided in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) and using certain non-GAAP financial measures. In particular, the Company presents the following non-GAAP financial measures: adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow, and net debt. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and excludes certain items that affect comparability from period to period. Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue.

The non-GAAP financial measures provided in this press release are a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the company’s financial results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the investor's understanding about the company's ongoing operations. Specifically, the company believes the impact of the adjustments related to impairment charges, acquisitions, such as expenses incurred to complete an acquisition and related integration and acquisition-related amortization expenses, costs of restructuring related to the wood treatment business, costs incurred related to the COVID-19 pandemic (“Pandemic”) net of grants received, costs related to the KMG-Bernuth warehouse fire net of insurance recoveries and the effects of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017 in the United States (“Tax Act”) and the issued final regulations related to the Tax Act, are not indicative of its core operating results and thus presents these certain measures excluding these effects. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to their most comparable GAAP measures are included in the financial statements portion of this press release.

Adjusted EBITDA for the Electronic Materials and Performance Materials segments is presented in conformity with Accounting Standards Codification Topic 280, Segment Reporting. This measure is reported to the chief operating decision maker for purposes of making decisions about allocating resources to the segments and assessing their performance. For these reasons, this measure is excluded from the definition of non-GAAP financial measures under the SEC Regulation G and Item 10(e) of Regulation S-K.


This press release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects including, for example, future sales and operating results; growth or contraction, and trends in the industries and markets in which the company participates such as the semiconductor, and oil and gas, industries; the acquisition of, investment in, or collaboration with other entities, and the expected benefits and synergies of such acquisitions; divestment or disposition, or cessation of investment in certain, of the company’s businesses; new product introductions; development of new products, technologies and markets; product performance; the financial conditions of the company's customers; the competitive landscape that relates to the company’s business; the company's supply chain; natural disasters; various economic or political factors and international or national events, including related to global public health crises such as the Pandemic, and the enactment of trade sanctions, tariffs, or other similar matters; the generation, protection and acquisition of intellectual property, and litigation related to such intellectual property or third party intellectual property; environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, and related compliance; the operation of facilities by the company; the company's management; foreign exchange fluctuation; the company's current or future tax rate, including the effects of changes to tax laws in the jurisdictions in which the company operates; cybersecurity threats; financing facilities and related debt, pay off or payment of principal and interest, and compliance with covenants and other terms; and, uses and investment of the company's cash balance, including dividends and share repurchases, which may be suspended, terminated or modified at any time for any reason by the company, based on a variety of factors. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about CMC Materials’ beliefs, plans and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations of CMC Materials’ management and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. For information about factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, please refer to CMC Materials’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the risk factors contained in CMC Materials’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 filed on November 17, 2020, and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, which the Company expects to file by May 10, 2021. Except as required by law, CMC Materials undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements made by it to reflect new information, subsequent events or circumstances.

Colleen Mumford
Vice President, Communications and Marketing
CMC Materials, Inc.
(630) 499-2600

(Unaudited and amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

 Quarter Ended Six Months Ended
 March 31, 2021 December 31, 2020 March 31, 2020 March 31, 2021 March 31, 2020
Revenue$290,528  $287,863  $284,193  $578,391  $567,336 
Cost of sales166,782  164,959  163,091  331,741  317,552 
Gross profit123,746  122,904  121,102  246,650  249,784 
Operating expenses:         
Research, development and technical12,925  12,428  13,230  25,353  26,041 
Selling, general and administrative58,538  55,920  56,209  114,458  110,648 
Impairment charges208,221  7,347    215,568   
Total operating expenses279,684  75,695  69,439  355,379  136,689 
Operating (loss) income(155,938) 47,209  51,663  (108,729) 113,095 
Interest expense9,508  9,608  10,753  19,116  22,673 
Interest income13  23  143  36  458 
Other income (expense), net(484) 1,452  (1,010) 968  (1,407)
(Loss) income before income taxes(165,917) 39,076  40,043  (126,841) 89,473 
(Benefit from) provision for income taxes(16,109) 7,546  7,144  (8,563) 18,025 
Net (loss) income$(149,808) $31,530  $32,899  $(118,278) $71,448 
Basic (loss) earnings per share$(5.13) $1.08  $1.12  $(4.06) $2.45 
Diluted (loss) earnings per share$(5.13) $1.07  $1.11  $(4.06) $2.41 
Weighted average basic shares outstanding29,210  29,123  29,287  29,164  29,183 
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding29,210  29,598  29,725  29,164  29,666 

(Unaudited and amounts in thousands)

 March 31, 2021 September 30, 2020
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$324,836  $257,354 
Accounts receivable, net146,238  134,023 
Inventories161,771  159,134 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets30,082  26,558 
Total current assets662,927  577,069 
Property, plant and equipment, net358,708  362,067 
Other long-term assets1,204,311  1,437,331 
Total assets$2,225,946  $2,376,467 
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$53,194  $49,254 
Current portion of long-term debt10,650  10,650 
Accrued expenses, income taxes payable and other current liabilities123,508  121,442 
Total current liabilities187,352  181,346 
Long-term debt, net of current portion906,902  910,764 
Other long-term liabilities172,863  210,044 
Total liabilities1,267,117  1,302,154 
Stockholders' equity958,829  1,074,313 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$2,225,946  $2,376,467 

Unaudited Reconciliation of Certain GAAP Financial Measures to Certain Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited and amounts in thousands, except per share and percentage amounts)

Reconciliation of GAAP Net (Loss) Income to Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income
 Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2021 March 31, 2020
Net (loss) income$(149,808) $32,899 
Amortization of acquisition related intangibles19,695  22,012 
Acquisition and integration-related expenses2,167  2,285 
Costs related to KMG-Bernuth warehouse fire, net of insurance recovery(1,076) 206 
Net costs related to restructuring of wood treatment business46   
Costs related to Pandemic, net of grants received(421) 237 
U.S. tax reform  13 
Impairment charges208,221   
Tax effect on adjustments to net income1(28,109) (5,529)
Adjusted Net income$50,715  $52,123 

Reconciliation of GAAP Diluted (Loss) Earnings Per Share to Non-GAAP Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share
 Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2021 March 31, 2020
Diluted (loss) earnings per share$(5.13) $1.11 
Adjustments (net of tax)2 :   
Amortization of acquisition related intangibles0.52  0.57 
Acquisition and integration-related expenses0.06  0.05 
Costs related to KMG-Bernuth warehouse fire, net of insurance recovery(0.03) 0.01 
Costs related to the Pandemic, net of grants received(0.01) 0.01 
U.S. tax reform   
Impairment charges6.22   
Adjustment for the dilutive impact of shares0.08   
Adjusted Diluted earnings per share$1.71  $1.75 
Diluted common shares outstanding29,210  29,725 
Effect of dilutive securities444   
Adjusted diluted common shares outstanding29,654  29,725 

Reconciliation of GAAP Revenue to Non-GAAP Adjusted Gross Profit and Gross Margin
 Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2021 March 31, 2020
Revenue$290,528  $284,193 
Cost of sales166,782  163,091 
Gross profit$123,746  $121,102 
Gross margin42.6% 42.6%
Amortization of acquisition related intangibles3,130  3,380 
Costs related to KMG-Bernuth warehouse fire, net of insurance recovery(1,076) 206 
Net costs related to restructuring of wood treatment business46   
Costs related to the Pandemic, net of grants received8  31 
Adjusted gross profit$125,854  $124,719 
Adjusted gross margin43.3% 43.9%

Reconciliation of GAAP Operating expenses to Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating expenses
 Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2021 March 31, 2020
Research, development and technical$12,925  $13,230 
Selling, general, and administrative58,538  56,209 
Impairment charges208,221   
Operating expenses$279,684  $69,439 
Adjustments2 :   
Amortization of acquisition related intangibles(16,565) (18,632)
Acquisition and integration-related expenses(2,167) (2,285)
Costs related to the Pandemic, net of grants received429  (206)
Impairment charges(208,221)  
Adjusted operating expenses$53,160  $48,316 

Reconciliation of GAAP Net (Loss) Income to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDA Margin
  Three Months Ended
  March 31, 2021 March 31, 2020
Net (loss) income $(149,808) $32,899 
Interest expense 9,508  10,753 
Interest income (13) (143)
(Benefit from) provision for income taxes (16,109) 7,144 
Depreciation & amortization 32,289  32,550 
EBITDA (124,133) 83,203 
EBITDA margin (42.7%) 29.3%
Adjustments (pre-tax):    
Acquisition and integration-related expenses 2,167  2,285 
Costs related to KMG-Bernuth warehouse fire, net of insurance recovery (1,076) 206 
Net costs related to restructuring of wood treatment business 46   
Costs related to the Pandemic, net of grants received (421) 237 
Impairment charges 208,221   
Adjusted EBITDA $84,804  $85,931 
Adjusted EBITDA margin 29.2% 30.2%

Fiscal Year 2021 Guidance Reconciliation 3
 Fiscal Year 2021 Fiscal Year 2021
 Low High
Net income$(39,000) $(25,000)
Interest expense, net438,000  38,000 
Provision for income taxes414,000  19,500 
Depreciation452,500  52,500 
Amortization85,000  85,000 
EBITDA (Consolidated)$150,500  $170,000 
Acquisition and integration-related expenses54,536  4,536 
Costs related to KMG-Bernuth warehouse fire, net of insurance recovery(1,076) (1,076)
Net costs related to restructuring of wood treatment business572  72 
Costs related to the Pandemic, net of grants received5841  841 
Impairment charges5215,568  215,568 
Adjusted EBITDA Guidance - Consolidated$370,441  $389,941 

Reconciliation of Cash Flow From Operations to Free Cash Flow
 Six Months Ended
 March 31, 2021 March 31, 2020
Net cash provided by operating activities$123,508  $112,339 
Less: Capital expenditures21,119  59,192 
Free cash flow$102,389  $53,147 
Net cash used in investing activities$(20,756) $(57,605)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities$(36,671) $98,077 

Reconciliation of GAAP Debt to Net Debt
 March 31, 2021 September 30, 2020
Total short-term and long-term debt$917,552  $921,414 
Less: Cash and cash equivalents324,836  257,354 
Total net debt$592,716  $664,060 

1 Tax effect on the adjustments were calculated using the U.S. Federal and state blended tax rate for the respective periods as the related adjustments are mainly U.S. driven.
2 All the adjustments are related to the Selling, general and administrative expenses.
3 This is a reconciliation of our indicated full year net income to our adjusted EBITDA. The amounts above may not reflect certain future charges costs and/or gains that are inherently difficult to predict and estimate due to their unknown timing, effect and/or significance, including impairment charges associated with the anticipated closure of our wood treatment business.
4 Amounts represent the mid-point of the current financial guidance provided on November 11, 2020.
5 Amounts represent actual Non-GAAP adjustments in the second quarter fiscal year 2021.