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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results



WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.

 

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Highlights

  • Fourth quarter revenue was $10.70 billion.
  • Fourth quarter GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $4.17.
  • Fourth quarter adjusted EPS was $6.54.
     
  • Full year revenue grew 22% to $39.21 billion.
  • Full year GAAP diluted EPS increased 22% to $19.46.
  • Full year adjusted EPS increased 28% to $25.13.
     
  • Built on industry leadership throughout the year, supporting our customers, delivering outstanding results, and investing to further strengthen the long-term growth trajectory of the company.
  • Achieved very strong results in the fourth quarter, with excellent growth in the base business and $2.45 billion of COVID-19 response revenue.
  • Accelerated investments in capacity and capabilities, investing $2.5 billion in 2021 to meet short- and long-term customer demand. During the year we added capacity for bioproduction, sterile fill-finish services, laboratory products as well as enzymes and nucleotides. We also continued to build our industry-leading scale in high-growth and emerging markets during the year, including an increase in our single-use bioproduction manufacturing in Asia Pacific and opening a Customer Innovation Center in South Korea, focused on the semiconductor industry.
  • Continued to advance our environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities throughout the year. Building on our environmental sustainability initiatives, we committed to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Highlights from our Foundation for Science include supporting more than 100,000 students globally through our STEM education programs and supporting life-science researchers in developing countries. We also published and raised funding through our Sustainable Financing Framework supporting our commitment to doing business the right way and funding projects that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Throughout the year, Thermo Fisher Scientific was recognized as a leader in our industry and in the workplace and, in the fourth quarter, Forbes recognized the company on its list of the World's Top Female-Friendly Companies.
  • Very active year of capital deployment, investing $24 billion in strategic acquisitions. This was highlighted by the addition of PPD, Inc., a leading provider of clinical research services for the biopharma industry, and, just before year end, completing the acquisition of PeproTech, a leading provider of recombinant proteins. We also returned $2.4 billion of capital to shareholders through stock buybacks and dividends.

"We had an outstanding 2021, as we continued to execute our proven growth strategy, powered by our PPI Business System, and operated with speed at scale to help our customers and governments around the world advance their important work," said Marc N. Casper, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific. "We exceeded the goals we set out to accomplish in 2021 and delivered for all of our stakeholders."
 

Casper added, "Thanks to our incredible team, we are entering 2022 with great momentum. Our exceptional performance has enabled us to further strengthen our long-term competitive position by significantly accelerating our growth strategy through enhanced customer relationships and significant investments in commercial capabilities, innovation, capacity expansion and acquisitions,  to ensure an even brighter future."

 

Fourth Quarter 2021

Revenue for the quarter grew 1% to $10.70 billion in 2021, versus $10.55 billion in 2020. Organic revenue decreased 4%, acquisitions increased revenue by 6% and currency translation decreased revenue by 1%. Organic growth from the base business was 8%. COVID-19 response revenue was $2.45 billion.
 

GAAP Earnings Results

GAAP diluted EPS in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $4.17, versus $6.24 in the same quarter last year. GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter of 2021 was $2.54 billion, compared with $3.07 billion in the year-ago quarter. GAAP operating margin was 23.7%, compared with 29.1% in the fourth quarter of 2020.
 

Non-GAAP Earnings Results

Adjusted EPS in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $6.54, versus $7.09 in the fourth quarter of 2020. Adjusted operating income for the fourth quarter of 2021 was $3.16 billion, compared with $3.51 billion in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted operating margin was 29.5%, compared with 33.3% in the fourth quarter of 2020.

 

Full Year 2021

Revenue for the full year grew 22% to $39.21 billion in 2021, versus $32.22 billion in 2020. Organic revenue growth was 17%, acquisitions increased revenue by 3%, and currency translation increased revenue by 2%. Organic growth from the base business was 14%. COVID-19 response revenue was $9.23 billion.
 

GAAP Earnings Results

GAAP diluted EPS for the full year increased 22% to $19.46, versus $15.96 in 2020. GAAP operating income for 2021 grew to $10.03 billion, compared with $7.79 billion a year ago. GAAP operating margin increased to 25.6% in 2021, compared with 24.2% in 2020.
 

Non-GAAP Earnings Results

Adjusted EPS for the full year rose 28% to $25.13, versus $19.56 in 2020. Adjusted operating income for 2021 grew 27% compared with 2020 and adjusted operating margin increased to 31.0%, compared with 29.7% a year ago.

 

Annual Guidance for 2022

The company will provide updated 2022 financial guidance during its earnings conference call this morning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time.

 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EPS, adjusted net income, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, free cash flow, organic revenue growth and base business organic revenue growth are non-GAAP measures that exclude certain items detailed after the tables that accompany this press release, under the heading "Supplemental Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures." The reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the tables that accompany this press release.

 

Conference Call

Thermo Fisher Scientific will hold its earnings conference call today, February 2, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. To listen, dial (844) 200-6205 within the U.S. or (929) 526-1599 outside the U.S. The access code is 986581. You may also listen to the call live on our website, www.thermofisher.com, by clicking on "Investors." You will find this press release, including the accompanying reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures and related information, in that section of our website under "Financials." An audio archive of the call will be available under "News and Events" through Friday, February 11, 2022.

 

Condensed Consolidated

               

Statement of Income (unaudited)

               
   

Three Months Ended

   

December
31,

 

% of

 

December
31,

 

% of

(In millions except per share amounts)

 

2021

 

Revenues

 

2020

 

Revenues

Revenues

 

$ 10,702

     

$ 10,550

   

Costs and operating expenses:

               

Cost of revenues (a)

 

5,302

 

49.5 %

 

4,867

 

46.1 %

Selling, general and administrative expenses (b)

 

1,958

 

18.3 %

 

1,793

 

17.0 %

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

 

466

 

4.4 %

 

411

 

3.9 %

Research and development expenses

 

392

 

3.7 %

 

376

 

3.6 %

Restructuring and other costs (c)

 

46

 

0.4 %

 

32

 

0.3 %

   

8,164

 

76.3 %

 

7,479

 

70.9 %

Operating income

 

2,538

 

23.7 %

 

3,071

 

29.1 %

Interest income

 

11

     

12

   

Interest expense

 

(161)

     

(146)

   

Other expense (d)

 

(526)

     

(43)

   

Income before income taxes

 

1,862

     

2,894

   

Provision for income taxes (e)

 

(202)

     

(394)

   

Equity in losses of unconsolidated entities

 

(1)

     

(1)

   

Net income

 

1,659

     

2,499

   

Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interest

 

1

     

1

   

Net income attributable to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

 

$ 1,658

 

15.5 %

 

$ 2,498

 

23.7 %

                 

Earnings per share attributable to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.:

               

Basic

 

$ 4.20

     

$ 6.30

   

Diluted

 

$ 4.17

     

$ 6.24

   

Weighted average shares:

               

Basic

 

394

     

397

   

Diluted

 

398

     

400

   
                 

Reconciliation of adjusted operating income and adjusted operating margin

               

GAAP operating income

 

$ 2,538

 

23.7 %

 

$ 3,071

 

29.1 %

Cost of revenues charges (a)

 

 

0.0 %

 

1

 

0.0 %

Selling, general and administrative charges (credits) (b)

 

111

 

1.0 %

 

(3)

 

0.0 %

Restructuring and other costs (c)

 

46

 

0.4 %

 

32

 

0.3 %

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

 

466

 

4.4 %

 

411

 

3.9 %

Adjusted operating income (non-GAAP measure)

 

$ 3,161

 

29.5 %

 

$ 3,512

 

33.3 %

                 

Reconciliation of adjusted net income

               

GAAP net income attributable to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

 

$ 1,658

     

$ 2,498

   

Cost of revenues charges (a)

 

     

1

   

Selling, general and administrative charges (credits) (b)

 

111

     

(3)

   

Restructuring and other costs (c)

 

46

     

32

   

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

 

466

     

411

   

Other expense adjustments (d)

 

532

     

42

   

Benefit from income taxes (e)

 

(213)

     

(146)

   

Equity in losses of unconsolidated entities

 

1

     

1

   

Adjusted net income (non-GAAP measure)

 

$ 2,601

     

$ 2,836

   
                 

Reconciliation of adjusted earnings per share

               

GAAP diluted EPS attributable to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

 

$ 4.17

     

$ 6.24

   

Cost of revenues charges (a)

 

0.00

     

0.00

   

Selling, general and administrative charges (credits) (b)

 

0.28

     

0.00

   

Restructuring and other costs (c)

 

0.11

     

0.08

   

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

 

1.17

     

1.03

   

Other expense adjustments (d)

 

1.34

     

0.10

   

Benefit from income taxes (e)

 

(0.53)

     

(0.36)

   

Equity in losses of unconsolidated entities

 

0.00

     

0.00

   

Adjusted EPS (non-GAAP measure)

 

$ 6.54

     

$ 7.09

   
                 

Reconciliation of free cash flow

               

GAAP net cash provided by operating activities

 

$ 2,688

     

$ 3,339

   

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

 

(831)

     

(586)

   

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

 

11

     

1

   

Free cash flow (non-GAAP measure)

 

$ 1,868

     

$ 2,754

   

 

Segment data

 

Three Months Ended

   

December 31,

 

% of

 

December 31,

 

% of

(In millions)

 

2021

 

Revenues

 

2020

 

Revenues

                 

Revenues

               

Life Sciences Solutions

 

$ 4,150

 

38.8 %

 

$ 4,368

 

41.4 %

Analytical Instruments

 

1,725

 

16.1 %

 

1,636

 

15.5 %

Specialty Diagnostics

 

1,447

 

13.5 %

 

1,967

 

18.6 %

Laboratory Products and Biopharma Services

 

4,195

 

39.2 %

 

3,616

 

34.3 %

Eliminations

 

(815)

 

-7.6 %

 

(1,037)

 

-9.8 %

Consolidated revenues

 

$ 10,702

 

100.0 %

 

$ 10,550

 

100.0 %

                 

Operating income and operating margin

               

Life Sciences Solutions

 

$ 1,999

 

48.2 %

 

$ 2,321

 

53.1 %

Analytical Instruments

 

381

 

22.1 %

 

331

 

20.2 %

Specialty Diagnostics

 

297

 

20.5 %

 

520

 

26.4 %

Laboratory Products and Biopharma Services

 

484

 

11.5 %

 

340

 

9.4 %

Subtotal reportable segments

 

3,161

 

29.5 %

 

3,512

 

33.3 %

                 

Cost of revenues charges (a)

 

 

0.0 %

 

(1)

 

0.0 %

Selling, general and administrative (charges) credits (b)

 

(111)

 

-1.0 %

 

3

 

0.0 %

Restructuring and other costs (c)

 

(46)

 

-0.4 %

 

(32)

 

-0.3 %

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

 

(466)

 

-4.4 %

 

(411)

 

-3.9 %

GAAP operating income

 

$ 2,538

 

23.7 %

 

$ 3,071

 

29.1 %

                 
                 

 

(a) Reported results in 2020 include accelerated depreciation on manufacturing assets to be abandoned due to facility consolidations.

(b) Reported results in 2021 and 2020 include certain third-party expenses (credits), principally transaction/integration costs (including reimbursement thereof) related to recent/terminated acquisitions, charges/credits for changes in estimates of contingent acquisition consideration, and costs associated with product liability litigation.

(c) Reported results in 2021 and 2020 include restructuring and other costs consisting principally of severance, abandoned facility and other expenses of headcount reductions within several businesses and real estate consolidations, and charges for impairment of acquired intangible assets. Reported results in 2021 also include $22 of charges for compensation due to employees at recently acquired businesses at the date of acquisition.

(d) Reported results in 2021 and 2020 include net gains on investments. Reported results in 2021 include $570 of losses on the early extinguishment of debt and $10 of charges for the amortization of bridge loan commitment fees related to recent acquisitions. Reported results in 2020 include $42 of charges related to terminated interest rate swaps and $2 of net charges for the settlement/curtailment of pension plans.

(e) Reported provision for income taxes in 2021 and 2020 includes incremental tax benefit for the pre-tax reconciling items between GAAP and adjusted net income, incremental tax impacts from audit settlements, and incremental tax impacts from adjusting the company's non-U.S. deferred tax balances as a result of tax rate changes.

Notes:

Consolidated depreciation expense is $217 and $191 in 2021 and 2020, respectively.

For more information related to non-GAAP financial measures, refer to the section titled "Supplemental Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures" of this release.

 

 

Base business organic revenue growth

     
   

Three Months Ended

 
   

December 31,

 
   

2021

 
       

Revenue growth

 

1 %

 

Impact of COVID-19 response revenue (a) (b)

 

-11 %

 

Base business revenue growth

 

12 %

 

Impact of acquisitions

 

6 %

 

Impact of currency translation

 

-1 %

 

Base business organic revenue growth (non-GAAP measure)

 

8 %

*

       

* Results do not sum due to rounding.

     

(a) COVID-19 response revenue includes effects of COVID-19 response revenues from acquired businesses and foreign currency translation.

 

(b) Adjustment to exclude the impact of COVID-19 response revenue.

 
       
       

Notes:

 

For more information related to non-GAAP financial measures, refer to the section titled "Supplemental Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures" of this release.

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated

               

Statement of Income (unaudited)

               
   

Year ended

   

December
31,

 

% of

 

December
31,

 

% of

(In millions except per share amounts)

 

2021

 

Revenues

 

2020

 

Revenues

Revenues

 

$ 39,211

     

$ 32,218

   

Costs and operating expenses:

               

Cost of revenues (a)

 

18,977

 

48.4 %

 

15,713

 

48.8 %

Selling, general and administrative expenses (b)

 

6,842

 

17.4 %

 

5,764

 

17.9 %

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

 

1,761

 

4.5 %

 

1,667

 

5.2 %

Research and development expenses

 

1,406

 

3.6 %

 

1,181

 

3.7 %

Restructuring and other costs (c)

 

197

 

0.5 %

 

99

 

0.3 %

   

29,183

 

74.4 %

 

24,424

 

75.8 %

Operating income

 

10,028

 

25.6 %

 

7,794

 

24.2 %

Interest income

 

43

     

65

   

Interest expense

 

(536)

     

(553)

   

Other expense (d)

 

(694)

     

(76)

   

Income before income taxes

 

8,841

     

7,230

   

Provision for income taxes (e)

 

(1,109)

     

(850)

   

Equity in losses of unconsolidated entities

 

(4)

     

(3)

   

Net income

 

7,728

     

6,377

   

Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interest

 

3

     

2

   

Net income attributable to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

 

$ 7,725

 

19.7 %

 

$ 6,375

 

19.8 %

                 

Earnings per share attributable to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.:

               

Basic

 

$ 19.62

     

$ 16.09

   

Diluted

 

$ 19.46

     

$ 15.96

   

Weighted average shares:

               

Basic

 

394

     

396

   

Diluted

 

397

     

399

   
                 

Reconciliation of adjusted operating income and adjusted operating margin

               

GAAP operating income

 

$ 10,028

 

25.6 %

 

$ 7,794

 

24.2 %

Cost of revenues charges (a)

 

8

 

0.0 %

 

6

 

0.0 %

Selling, general and administrative charges (credits) (b)

 

144

 

0.4 %

 

(10)

 

0.0 %

Restructuring and other costs (c)

 

197

 

0.5 %

 

99

 

0.3 %

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

 

1,761

 

4.5 %

 

1,667

 

5.2 %

Adjusted operating income (non-GAAP measure)

 

$ 12,138

 

31.0 %

 

$ 9,556

 

29.7 %

                 

Reconciliation of adjusted net income

               

GAAP net income attributable to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

 

$ 7,725

     

$ 6,375

   

Cost of revenues charges (a)

 

8

     

6

   

Selling, general and administrative charges (credits) (b)

 

144

     

(10)

   

Restructuring and other costs (c)

 

197

     

99

   

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

 

1,761

     

1,667

   

Other expense adjustments (d)

 

732

     

121

   

Benefit from income taxes (e)

 

(593)

     

(449)

   

Equity in losses of unconsolidated entities

 

4

     

3

   

Adjusted net income (non-GAAP measure)

 

$ 9,978

     

$ 7,812

   
                 

Reconciliation of adjusted earnings per share

               

GAAP diluted EPS attributable to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

 

$ 19.46

     

$ 15.96

   

Cost of revenues charges (a)

 

0.02

     

0.01

   

Selling, general and administrative charges (credits) (b)

 

0.36

     

(0.02)

   

Restructuring and other costs (c)

 

0.50

     

0.25

   

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

 

4.43

     

4.17

   

Other expense adjustments (d)

 

1.84

     

0.30

   

Benefit from income taxes (e)

 

(1.49)

     

(1.12)

   

Equity in losses of unconsolidated entities

 

0.01

     

0.01

   

Adjusted EPS (non-GAAP measure)

 

$ 25.13

     

$ 19.56

   
                 

Reconciliation of free cash flow

               

GAAP net cash provided by operating activities

 

$ 9,543

     

$ 8,289

   

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

 

(2,523)

     

(1,474)

   

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

 

20

     

8

   

Free cash flow (non-GAAP measure)

 

$ 7,040

     

$ 6,823

   

 

Segment data

 

Year ended

   

December 31,

 

% of

 

December 31,

 

% of

(In millions)

 

2021

 

Revenues

 

2020

 

Revenues

                 

Revenues

               

Life Sciences Solutions

 

$ 15,631

 

39.9 %

 

$ 12,168

 

37.8 %

Analytical Instruments

 

6,069

 

15.5 %

 

5,124

 

15.9 %

Specialty Diagnostics

 

5,659

 

14.4 %

 

5,343

 

16.6 %

Laboratory Products and Biopharma Services

 

14,862

 

37.9 %

 

12,245

 

38.0 %

Eliminations

 

(3,010)

 

-7.7 %

 

(2,662)

 

-8.3 %

Consolidated revenues

 

$ 39,211

 

100.0 %

 

$ 32,218

 

100.0 %

                 

Operating income and operating margin

               

Life Sciences Solutions

 

$ 7,817

 

50.0 %

 

$ 6,109

 

50.2 %

Analytical Instruments

 

1,197

 

19.7 %

 

808

 

15.8 %

Specialty Diagnostics

 

1,280

 

22.6 %

 

1,368

 

25.6 %

Laboratory Products and Biopharma Services

 

1,844

 

12.4 %

 

1,271

 

10.4 %

Subtotal reportable segments

 

12,138

 

31.0 %

 

9,556

 

29.7 %

                 

Cost of revenues charges (a)

 

(8)

 

0.0 %

 

(6)

 

0.0 %

Selling, general and administrative (charges) credits (b)

 

(144)

 

-0.4 %

 

10

 

0.0 %

Restructuring and other costs (c)

 

(197)

 

-0.5 %

 

(99)

 

-0.3 %

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

 

(1,761)

 

-4.5 %

 

(1,667)

 

-5.2 %

GAAP operating income

 

$ 10,028

 

25.6 %

 

$ 7,794

 

24.2 %

                 
                 

 

(a)   Reported results in 2021 include charges for the sale of inventories revalued at the date of acquisition. Reported results in 2020 include $4 of accelerated depreciation on manufacturing assets to be abandoned due to facility consolidations and $2 of charges to conform the accounting policies of recently acquired businesses with the company's accounting policies.

(b)   Reported results in 2021 and 2020 include certain third-party expenses (credits), principally transaction/integration costs (including reimbursement thereof) related to recent/terminated acquisitions, charges/credits for changes in estimates of contingent acquisition consideration, and costs associated with product liability litigation.

(c)   Reported results in 2021 and 2020 include restructuring and other costs consisting principally of severance, abandoned facility and other expenses of headcount reductions within several businesses and real estate consolidations, and charges for impairment of acquired intangible assets. Reported results in 2021 include $35 of charges for compensation due to employees of recently acquired businesses at the date of acquisition.

(d)   Reported results in 2021 and 2020 include net gains on investments and charges for amortization of bridge loan commitment fees and entering hedging contracts for recent/terminated acquisitions. Reported results in 2021 include $767 of losses on the early extinguishment of debt. Reported results in 2020 include $42 of charges related to terminated interest rate swaps and $8 of net charges for the settlement/curtailment of pension plans.

(e)   Reported provision for income taxes in 2021 and 2020 includes incremental tax benefit for the pre-tax reconciling items between GAAP and adjusted net income, incremental tax impacts from audit settlements, and incremental tax impacts from adjusting the company's non-U.S. deferred tax balances as a result of tax rate changes.

Notes:

Consolidated depreciation expense is $831 and $658 in 2021 and 2020, respectively.

For more information related to non-GAAP financial measures, refer to the section titled "Supplemental Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures" of this release.

 

 

Base business organic revenue growth

     
   

Year Ended

 
   

December 31,

 
   

2021

 
       

Revenue growth

 

22 %

 

Impact of COVID-19 response revenue (a) (b)

 

5 %

 

Base business revenue growth

 

17 %

 

Impact of acquisitions

 

2 %

 

Impact of currency translation

 

2 %

 

Base business organic revenue growth (non-GAAP measure)

 

14 %

*

       

* Results do not sum due to rounding.

     

(a) COVID-19 response revenue includes effects of COVID-19 response revenues from acquired businesses and foreign currency translation.

 

(b) Adjustment to exclude the impact of COVID-19 response revenue.

 
       
       

Notes:

 

For more information related to non-GAAP financial measures, refer to the section titled "Supplemental Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures" of this release.

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (unaudited)

       
         
   

December 31,

 

December 31,

(In millions)

 

2021

 

2020

         

Assets

       

Current assets:

       

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$ 4,477

 

$ 10,325

Accounts receivable, net

 

7,977

 

5,741

Inventories

 

5,051

 

4,029

Other current assets

 

2,564

 

1,862

Total current assets

 

20,069

 

21,957

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

8,333

 

5,912

Acquisition-related intangible assets, net

 

20,113

 

12,685

Other assets

 

4,352

 

2,457

Goodwill

 

41,924

 

26,041

Total assets

 

$ 94,791

 

$ 69,052

         
         

Liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest and equity

       

Current liabilities:

       

Short-term obligations and current maturities of long-term obligations

 

$ 2,537

 

$ 2,628

Other current liabilities

 

10,806

 

7,676

Total current liabilities

 

13,343

 

10,304

Other long-term liabilities

 

8,138

 

5,124

Long-term obligations

 

32,333

 

19,107

Redeemable noncontrolling interest

 

122

 

Total equity

 

40,855

 

34,517

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest and equity

 

$ 94,791

 

$ 69,052

         
         

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (unaudited)

       
         
   

Year ended

   

December 31,

 

December 31,

(In millions)

 

2021

 

2020

         

Operating activities

       

Net income

 

$ 7,728

 

$ 6,377

         

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

       

Depreciation and amortization

 

2,592

 

2,325

Change in deferred income taxes

 

(406)

 

(552)

Other non-cash expenses, net

 

1,187

 

534

Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding the effects of acquisitions and disposition

 

(1,558)

 

(395)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

9,543

 

8,289

         

Investing activities

       

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

(19,395)

 

(38)

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

 

(2,523)

 

(1,474)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

 

20

 

8

Other investing activities, net

 

(34)

 

(6)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(21,932)

 

(1,510)

         

Financing activities

       

Net proceeds from issuance of debt

 

18,137

 

3,464

Repayment of debt

 

(11,738)

 

(710)

Net proceeds from issuance of commercial paper

 

2,512

 

383

Repayment of commercial paper

 

 

(387)

Purchases of company common stock

 

(2,000)

 

(1,500)

Dividends paid

 

(395)

 

(337)

Net proceeds from issuance of company common stock under employee stock plans

 

156

 

196

Other financing activities, net

 

(91)

 

(150)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

6,581

 

959

         

Exchange rate effect on cash

 

(37)

 

176

(Decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

(5,845)

 

7,914

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

10,336

 

2,422

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

 

$ 4,491

 

$ 10,336

         
         

Free cash flow (non-GAAP measure)

 

$ 7,040

 

$ 6,823

         

Notes:

For more information related to non-GAAP financial measures, refer to the section titled "Supplemental Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures" of this release.

 

 

Supplemental Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), we use certain non-GAAP financial measures such as organic revenue growth, which is reported revenue growth, excluding the impacts of revenues from acquired businesses and the effects of currency translation. We also report base business organic revenue growth, which is reported revenue growth, excluding the impacts of COVID-19 response revenue, acquisitions and currency translation. We report organic revenue growth and base business organic revenue growth because Thermo Fisher management believes that in order to understand the company's short-term and long-term financial trends, investors may wish to consider the impact of acquisitions, foreign currency translation and/or COVID-19 response on revenues. Thermo Fisher management uses organic revenue growth and base business organic revenue growth to forecast and evaluate the operational performance of the company as well as to compare revenues of current periods to prior periods.

We report adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income margin, adjusted net income, and adjusted EPS. We believe that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures, in addition to GAAP financial measures, helps investors to gain a better understanding of our core operating results and future prospects, consistent with how management measures and forecasts the company's core operating performance, especially when comparing such results to previous periods, forecasts, and to the performance of our competitors. Such measures are also used by management in their financial and operating decision-making and for compensation purposes. To calculate these measures we exclude, as applicable:

  • Certain acquisition-related costs, including charges for the sale of inventories revalued at the date of acquisition, significant transaction/acquisition-related costs, including changes in estimates of contingent acquisition-related consideration, and other costs associated with obtaining short-term financing commitments for pending/recent acquisitions. We exclude these costs because we do not believe they are indicative of our normal operating costs.
  • Costs/income associated with restructuring activities, such as reducing overhead and consolidating facilities. We exclude these costs because we believe that the costs related to restructuring activities are not indicative of our normal operating costs.
  • Equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities; impairments of long-lived assets; and certain other gains and losses that are either isolated or cannot be expected to occur again with any predictability, including gains/losses on investments, the sale of businesses, product lines, and real estate, significant litigation-related matters, curtailments/settlements of pension plans, and the early retirement of debt. We exclude these items because they are outside of our normal operations and/or, in certain cases, are difficult to forecast accurately for future periods.
  • The expense associated with the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets because a significant portion of the purchase price for acquisitions may be allocated to intangible assets that have lives of up to 20 years. Exclusion of the amortization expense allows comparisons of operating results that are consistent over time for both our newly acquired and long-held businesses and with both acquisitive and non-acquisitive peer companies.
  • The tax impacts of the above items and the impact of significant tax audits or events (such as changes in deferred taxes from enacted tax rate changes), the latter of which we exclude because they are outside of our normal operations and difficult to forecast accurately for future periods.

We report free cash flow, which is operating cash flow, excluding net capital expenditures to provide a view of the continuing operations' ability to generate cash for use in acquisitions and other investing and financing activities. The company uses this measure as an indication of the strength of the company and its ability to generate cash for use in acquisitions and other investing and financing activities. Free cash flow is not a measure of cash available for discretionary expenditures since we have certain non-discretionary obligations such as debt service that are not deducted from the measure.

 

Thermo Fisher Scientific does not provide GAAP financial measures on a forward-looking basis because we are unable to predict with reasonable certainty and without unreasonable effort items such as the timing and amount of future restructuring actions and acquisition-related charges as well as gains or losses from sales of real estate and businesses, the early retirement of debt and the outcome of legal proceedings. The timing and amount of these items are uncertain and could be material to Thermo Fisher Scientific's results computed in accordance with GAAP.

 

The non-GAAP financial measures of Thermo Fisher Scientific's results of operations and cash flows included in this press release are not meant to be considered superior to or a substitute for Thermo Fisher Scientific's results of operations prepared in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of such non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are set forth in the tables above.

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About Thermo Fisher Scientific

 

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.


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