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EFI provides update on assessments and review, Q3 2017 guidance and information on upcoming investor events

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Press release from the issuing company

FREMONT, Calif. - Electronics For Imaging, Inc., a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, provided an update on the ongoing assessments related to the timing of revenue recognition and its controls and an update on the independent review.  

Although the assessments and the review are not yet complete, significant additional progress has been made, and based on the work so far, the Company does not currently expect to report any material error that would require a restatement of any of its previously-reported financial results for any period.  As part of the controls assessment, the Company expects to report material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting and to report that the Company's disclosure controls were not effective in prior periods.

The Company plans to host a conference call to discuss the second quarter results and third quarter outlook after filing its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2017, which the Company plans to do promptly following completion of the assessments and the review.

Q3 2017 Guidance

For the third quarter of 2017, the Company currently anticipates revenue of $255 million to $260 million, GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.02 to $0.07, and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.55 to $0.60 which includes $0.05 negative impact from the commercialization of the new Nozomi corrugated inkjet printer in the quarter.  The anticipated growth rates for the business segments are mid to high single-digit growth for inkjet, which assumes one Nozomi unit being recognized in the third quarter, low single-digit growth for software and low to mid-single digit growth for Fiery.  The Company expects an impact in cash from operations from the monies spent on the assessments, the review and related activities.

Citibank Conference

The Company's CEO Guy Gecht and CFO Marc Olin will participate in the Citibank 2017 technology conference and in a webcast at 1:25 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017.  The Company is not intending to make further comments on its previously-announced assessments, the review, or its financial results for the second quarter of 2017 until the Company files its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2017.

Factory and Customer Visits

The Company continues to expect to host investors at its previously-scheduled European factory and customer visits, which will include Nozomi, Cretaprint and Reggiani installations and factory tours on September 13 and 14, 2017.

Safe Harbor for Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Statements other than statements of historical fact including words such as "address", "anticipate", "believe", "consider", "continue", "develop", "estimate", "expect", "further", "look", and "plan" and statements in the future tense are forward looking statements.  The statements in this press release that could be deemed forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company's strategy, plans, expectations regarding the progress, the scope or the outcome of the Company's assessments and the independent review, its revenue growth, introduction of new products, product portfolio, productivity, future opportunities for the Company and its customers, demand for products, and any statements or assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual future results to differ materially, or cause a material adverse impact on our results.  Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not necessarily limited to, potential differences between the results disclosed in this release and the Company's final results when disclosed in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q as a result of developments that may arise between now and the disclosure of the final results; intense competition in each of our businesses, including competition from products developed by the Company's customers; unforeseen expenses; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; the difficulty of aligning expense levels with revenue; management's ability to forecast revenues, expenses and earnings;  our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses; changes in the mix of products sold; the uncertainty of market acceptance of new product introductions; challenge of managing asset levels, including inventory and variations in inventory levels; the uncertainty of continued success in technological advances; the challenges of obtaining timely, efficient and quality product manufacturing and supply of components;  any world-wide financial and economic difficulties and downturns; adverse tax-related matters such as tax audits, changes in our effective tax rate or new tax legislative proposals; the unpredictability of development schedules and commercialization of products by the leading printer manufacturers and declines or delays in demand for our related products; the impact of  changing consumer preferences on demand for our textile products; litigation involving intellectual property rights or other related matters; the uncertainty regarding the amount and timing of future share repurchases by the Company's and the origin of funds used for such repurchases; the market prices of the Company's common stock prior to, during and after the share repurchases; and any other risk factors that may be included from time to time in the Company's SEC reports.

The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and are subject to revision until the Company will have filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update information contained in this press release. 

For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's businesses, please refer to the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by contacting EFI's Investor Relations Department by phone at 650-357-3828 or by email at investor.relations@efi.com or EFI's Investor Relations website at www.efi.com.

 

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