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Advanced Energy Reports Second Quarter 2005 Results

Gross Margin and Operating Margin Improvements Continue

FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 28—Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2005.


For the 2005 second quarter, sales were $87.4 million, up 1.4 percent compared to first quarter 2005 sales of $86.1 million and down 19.7 percent from second quarter 2004 sales of $108.9 million. Gross margin was 36.7 percent of sales in the second quarter of 2005 compared to 33.8 percent in the first quarter of 2005 and 34.0 percent in the second quarter of 2004.

Net income for the second quarter was $5.9 million, or $0.18 cents per diluted share. Income from continuing operations was $3.3 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to net income of $734,000, or $0.02 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2005 and net income of $4.5 million or $0.13 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2004. Included in the second quarter 2005 income from continuing operations is a $1.1 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, after-tax gain from the sale of certain marketable securities.

During the quarter, the Company sold its EMCO industrial flow product line resulting in income from discontinued operations of $2.6 million, or $0.08 per diluted share.

Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2005 was $173.5 million versus $213.4 million for the first six months of 2004. Income from continuing operations for the 2005 six-month period was $4.0 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared to net income for the 2004 six-month period of $11.4 million, or $0.35 per diluted share.

Doug Schatz, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Advanced Energy, said, "The second quarter results continue to demonstrate the significant improvements we have made to our operating model. Gross margin improved nearly three percentage points from the first quarter as we continue to realize benefits from our China manufacturing, localized supply chain programs and improvements resulting from the global restructuring actions. Operating income increased approximately 60 percent compared to the first quarter of 2005 on slightly increased sequential sales, and was 6.2 percent of sales compared to 3.9 percent in the first quarter of 2005. In 2005, we have improved the balance sheet by generating cash from operations of over $30 million and by reducing inventory by approximately $14 million."

Mr. Schatz continued, "We have a renewed focus on profitable opportunities centered on our core technologies and have realigned our manufacturing infrastructure to benefit from lower-cost regions while maintaining product launch expertise at key sites. The manufacturing transition is in its final stages, and currently over 75 percent of our power product and mass flow control manufacturing volume is shipping from our Shenzhen, China location. We believe our China manufacturing facility provides us with a highly differentiated competitive position that enables us to better serve our global customer base with our high quality, innovative products."

"Our customers continue to take a cautious view of the near-term demand environment based on the anticipated timing of end user orders, and we anticipate third quarter revenue in the $81 million to $86 million range, the upper end of which is essentially flat with the second quarter if we adjust for the sale of EMCO. We anticipate earnings per share in the range of $0.05 to $0.09 based on continued financial performance improvement," said Mr. Schatz.

Second Quarter Conference Call

Management will host a conference call today, Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 5:00 pm Eastern time to discuss Advanced Energy's financial results. You may access this conference call by dialing 888-713-4717. International callers may access the call by dialing 706-679-7720. For a replay of this teleconference, please call 706-645-9291, and enter the pass code 7356654. The replay will be available through Thursday, August 4, 2005. There will also be a webcast available at

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy is a global leader in the development and support of technologies critical to high-technology manufacturing processes used in the production of semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage products, compact discs, digital video discs, architectural glass, and other advanced product applications.

Leveraging a diverse product portfolio and technology leadership, Advanced Energy creates solutions that maximize process impact, improve productivity and lower the cost of ownership for its customers. This portfolio includes a comprehensive line of technology solutions in power, flow, thermal management, and plasma and ion beam sources for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users around the world.

Advanced Energy operates in regional centers in North America, Asia and Europe and offers global sales and support through direct offices, representatives and distributors. Founded in 1981, Advanced Energy is a publicly held company traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol AEIS. For more information, please visit our corporate website:

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including the company's expectations with respect to Advanced Energy's financial results for the third quarter of 2005. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the volatility and cyclicality of the semiconductor, semiconductor capital equipment and flat panel display industries, Advanced Energy's ongoing ability to develop new products in a highly competitive industry characterized by increasingly rapid technological changes, the Company's successful completion of key initiatives such as the worldwide manufacturing realignment and the shift to Asian-based suppliers, and other risks described in Advanced Energy's Form 10-K, Forms 10-Q and other reports and statements, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports and statements are available on the SEC's website at . Copies may also be obtained from Advanced Energy's website at or by contacting Advanced Energy's investor relations at 970-221-4670. The company assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release.

(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, March 31, June 30,
2005 2004 2005 2005 2004

Sales $87,386 $108,869 $86,140 $173,526 $213,356
Cost of sales 55,338 71,907 57,065 112,403 137,980
Gross profit 32,048 36,962 29,075 61,123 75,376

Operating expenses:
Research and
development 11,016 12,809 11,015 22,031 26,219
Selling, general and
administrative 13,993 14,087 12,901 26,894 27,891
Amortization of
intangible assets 518 1,125 547 1,065 2,295
Restructuring charges 1,068 187 1,262 2,330 407
Total operating
expenses 26,595 28,208 25,725 52,320 56,812

Income from operations 5,453 8,754 3,350 8,803 18,564

Other expense, net (719) (2,417) (2,087) (2,806) (3,572)
Income from continuing
operations before income
taxes 4,734 6,337 1,263 5,997 14,992
Provision for income
taxes (1,430) (1,867) (529) (1,959) (3,598)
Income from continuing
operations 3,304 4,470 734 4,038 $11,394

Gain on sale of
discontinued assets 2,645 -- -- 2,645 $--
Provision for income
taxes -- -- -- -- --

Income from discontinued
operations 2,645 -- -- 2,645 --

Net Income $5,949 $4,470 $734 $6,683 $11,394

Net income per basic
Income from continuing
operations $0.10 $0.14 $0.02 $0.12 $0.35
Income from discontinued
operations 0.08 -- -- 0.08 --
Basic earnings per share $0.18 $0.14 $0.02 $0.20 $0.35

Net income per diluted
Income from continuing
operations $0.10 $0.13 $0.02 $0.12 $0.34
Income from discontinued
operations 0.08 -- -- 0.08 --
Diluted earnings per
share $0.18 $0.13 $0.02 $0.20 $0.34

Basic weighted-average
common shares
outstanding 32,797 32,644 32,755 32,776 32,612

Diluted weighted-average
common shares
outstanding 33,094 33,187 32,878 32,986 33,435

(in thousands)

June 30, December 31,
2005 2004


Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $67,216 $38,404
Marketable securities, available for sale 70,571 69,578
Accounts receivable, net 67,089 72,053
Inventories, net 59,021 73,224
Other current assets 2,774 6,140
Total current assets 266,671 259,399

Property and equipment, net 41,814 44,746

Deposits and other 4,219 6,468
Goodwill and intangibles, net 72,838 80,308
Demonstration and customer service
equipment, net 3,306 2,968
Deferred debt issuance costs, net 1,536 2,086
Deferred income tax assets, net 849 --

Total assets $391,233 $395,975


Current liabilities:
Trade accounts payable $21,163 $17,683
Other accrued expenses 25,587 28,615
Current portion of capital leases and
senior borrowings 2,721 3,726
Accrued interest payable on convertible
subordinated notes 2,460 2,460
Total current liabilities 51,931 52,484

Long-term liabilities:
Capital leases and senior borrowings 3,280 4,679
Deferred income tax liabilities, net -- 3,709
Convertible subordinated notes payable 187,718 187,718
Other long-term liabilities 2,169 2,407
Total long-term liabilities 193,167 198,513

Total liabilities 245,098 250,997

Stockholders' equity 146,135 144,978
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $391,233 $395,975

(in thousands)

Six Months Ended June 30,
2005 2004

ACTIVITIES $32,423 $(271)

ACTIVITIES (24) 4,117


EQUIVALENTS 28,812 (1,014)
CASH AND EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period 38,404 41,522
CASH AND EQUIVALENTS, end of period $67,216 $40,508