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Exhibit 99.1

Keysight Technologies Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results

Achieved Record Third Quarter Revenue, Operating Margin and Record Non-GAAP EPS

SANTA ROSA, Calif., August 17, 2023 - Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today reported financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2023.

“Keysight delivered solid third quarter results, demonstrating the strength of our portfolio and the resilience of our financial model,” said Satish Dhanasekaran, Keysight’s President and CEO. “Despite near-term macro challenges, Keysight’s diversified business, strong customer engagement through our differentiated solutions portfolio, and durable operating model give us confidence in our ability to capitalize on the long-term secular growth trends of our markets, as well as outperform in a variety of market conditions.”

Third Quarter Financial Summary
Revenue of $1.38 billion was flat compared with last year, and grew 1 percent on a core basis, which excludes the impact of foreign currency changes and revenue associated with businesses acquired or divested within the last twelve months.
GAAP net income was $288 million, or $1.61 per share, compared with $338 million, or $1.87 per share, in the third quarter of 2022.
Non-GAAP net income was $393 million, or $2.19 per share, compared with $363 million, or $2.01 per share in the third quarter of 2022.
As of July 31, 2023, cash and cash equivalents totaled $2.57 billion.

Reporting Segments
Communications Solutions Group (CSG)
CSG reported revenue of $918 million in the third quarter, down 5 percent over last year, reflecting a 12 percent decline in commercial communications, while aerospace, defense, and government increased 11 percent driven by technology modernization, space and satellite, radar, and research in 5G and 6G technologies.
Electronic Industrial Solutions Group (EISG)
EISG reported revenue of $464 million in the third quarter, up 14 percent over last year, driven by growth across semiconductor solutions, general electronics, and next-generation automotive and energy technologies.

Keysight’s fourth fiscal quarter of 2023 revenue is expected to be in the range of $1.29 billion to $1.31 billion. Non-GAAP earnings per share for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2023 are expected to be in the range of $1.83 to $1.89. Full-year 2023 revenue at the midpoint of our guidance is $5.45 billion. Full-year 2023 earnings per share at the midpoint of our guidance are $8.19. Certain items impacting the GAAP tax rate pertain to future events and are not currently estimable with a reasonable degree of accuracy; therefore, no reconciliation of GAAP earnings per share to non-GAAP has been provided. Further information is discussed in the section titled “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.


Keysight’s management will present more details about its third quarter FY2023 financial results and its fourth quarter FY2023 outlook on a conference call with investors today at 1:30 p.m. PT. This event will be webcast in listen-only mode. Listeners may log on to the call at www.investor.keysight.com under the “Upcoming Events section and select “Q3 2023 Keysight Technologies Inc. Earnings Conference Call” to participate or dial 1-833-470 1428 (U.S. only) or 1-404-975-4839 (International) and enter passcode 204698. The webcast will remain on the company site for 90 days.

Forward-Looking Statements
This communication contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The words “expect,” “intend,” “will,” “should,” and similar expressions, as they relate to the company, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect the expected results and are based on certain key assumptions of Keysight’s management and on currently available information. Due to such uncertainties and risks, no assurances can be given that such expectations or assumptions will prove to have been correct, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Keysight undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, predictions, future guidance, projections, beliefs, and expectations about the company’s goals, revenues, financial condition, earnings, and operations that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Keysight’s results to differ materially from management’s current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, impacts of global economic conditions such as inflation or recession, slowing demand for products or services, volatility in financial markets, reduced access to credit, increased interest rates, supply chain constraints; impacts of geopolitical tension and conflict outside of the U.S., export control regulations and compliance; net zero emissions commitments; customer purchasing decisions and timing; and order cancellations.

In addition to the risks above, other risks that Keysight faces include those detailed in Keysight’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Keysight’s yearly report on Form 10-K for the period ended October 31, 2022, and Keysight’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended April 30, 2023.

Segment Data
Segment data reflect the results of our reportable segments under our management reporting system. Segment data are provided on page 5 of the attached tables.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to financial information prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP (“GAAP”), this document also contains certain non-GAAP financial measures based on management’s view of performance, including:
Core Revenue
Non-GAAP Net Income/Earnings
Non-GAAP Net Income per share/Earnings per share
Net Income per share is based on weighted average diluted share count. See the attached supplemental schedules for reconciliations of each non-GAAP financial measure to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for both the three and nine months ended July 31, 2023. Following the reconciliations is a discussion of the items adjusted from our non-GAAP financial measures and the company’s reasons for including or excluding certain categories of income or expenses from our non-GAAP results.

About Keysight Technologies

At Keysight (NYSE: KEYS), we inspire and empower innovators to bring world-changing technologies to life. As an S&P 500 company, we’re delivering market-leading design, emulation, and test solutions to help engineers develop and deploy faster, with less risk, throughout the entire product lifecycle. We’re a global innovation partner enabling customers in communications, industrial automation, aerospace and defense, automotive, semiconductor, and

general electronics markets to accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Learn more at Keysight Newsroom and www.keysight.com.

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(In millions, except per share data)
Three months ended
July 31,Percent
Orders$1,244 $1,461 (15)%
Revenue$1,382 $1,376 
Costs and expenses:
Cost of products and services486 499 (3)%
Research and development215 206 4%
Selling, general and administrative319 317 
Other operating expense (income), net(3)(3)17%
Total costs and expenses1,017 1,019 
Income from operations365 357 2%
Interest income29 599%
Interest expense(19)(20)(1)%
Other income (expense), net14 139%
Income before taxes389 346 12%
Provision for income taxes101 1,169%
Net income$288 $338 (15)%
Net income per share:
Basic$1.62 $1.89 
Diluted$1.61 $1.87 
Weighted average shares used in computing net income per share:
Basic178 179 
Diluted179 181 


(In millions, except per share data)
Nine months ended
July 31,Percent
Orders$3,863 $4,414 (12)%
Revenue$4,153 $3,977 4%
Costs and expenses:
Cost of products and services1,465 1,437 2%
Research and development664 626 6%
Selling, general and administrative994 962 3%
Other operating expense (income), net(11)(3)268%
Total costs and expenses3,112 3,022 3%
Income from operations1,041 955 9%
Interest income70 1113%
Interest expense(58)(59)(1)%
Other income (expense), net28 15 73%
Income before taxes1,081 917 18%
Provision for income taxes250 92 171%
Net income$831 $825 1%
Net income per share:
Basic$4.66 $4.56 
Diluted$4.63 $4.52 
Weighted average shares used in computing net income per share:
Basic178 181 
Diluted179 182 

(In millions, except par value and share data)
July 31,October 31,
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$2,572 $2,042 
Accounts receivable, net893 905 
Inventory975 858 
Other current assets462 429 
Total current assets4,902 4,234 
Property, plant and equipment, net754 690 
Operating lease right-of-use assets222 220 
Goodwill1,655 1,582 
Other intangible assets, net175 189 
Long-term investments96 62 
Long-term deferred tax assets656 667 
Other assets366 454 
Total assets$8,826 $8,098 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$289 $348 
Employee compensation and benefits264 333 
Deferred revenue518 495 
Income and other taxes payable81 96 
Operating lease liabilities42 39 
Other accrued liabilities144 96 
Total current liabilities1,338 1,407 
Long-term debt1,794 1,793 
Retirement and post-retirement benefits62 58 
Long-term deferred revenue229 197 
Long-term operating lease liabilities186 186 
Other long-term liabilities320 296 
Total liabilities3,929 3,937 
Stockholders' Equity:
Preferred stock; $0.01 par value; 100 million shares authorized; none issued and outstanding— — 
Common stock; $0.01 par value; 1 billion shares authorized; 200 million shares at July 31, 2023 and 199 million shares at October 31, 2022 issued
Treasury stock at cost; 22.2 million shares at July 31, 2023 and 20.5 million shares at October 31, 2022(2,550)(2,274)
Additional paid-in-capital2,462 2,333 
Retained earnings5,385 4,554 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(402)(454)
Total stockholders' equity4,897 4,161 
Total liabilities and equity$8,826 $8,098 

(In millions)
Nine months ended
July 31,
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income$831 $825 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation90 88 
Amortization72 80 
Share-based compensation110 102 
Deferred tax expense10 19 
Excess and obsolete inventory-related charges19 18 
Unrealized loss (gain) on equity and other investments(16)21 
Other non-cash expense (income), net
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable32 (166)
Accounts payable(54)41 
Employee compensation and benefits(87)(81)
Deferred revenue41 69 
Income taxes payable(28)(59)
Retirement and post-retirement benefits(7)(21)
Interest rate swap agreement termination proceeds107 — 
Prepaid assets(33)(97)
Other assets and liabilities66 (14)
Net cash provided by operating activities(a)
1,030 746 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Investments in property, plant and equipment(158)(127)
Acquisition of businesses and intangible assets, net of cash acquired(85)(33)
Purchase of investments(7)(30)
Net cash used in investing activities(250)(190)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under employee stock plans67 63 
Payment of taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards(49)(74)
Treasury stock repurchases(276)(723)
Other financing activities(1)— 
Net cash used in financing activities(259)(734)
Effect of exchange rate movements10 (27)
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash531 (205)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period2,057 2,068 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period$2,588 $1,863 

(a) Cash payments included in operating activities:
Interest payments$37 $37 
Income tax paid, net $268 $157 

(In millions, except where noted)
Communications Solutions GroupPercent
Revenue$918 $970 (5)%
Gross margin, %68 %67 %
Income from operations$276 $288 
Operating margin, %30 %30 %
Electronic Industrial Solutions GroupYoY
Q3'23Q3'22% Chg
Revenue$464 $406 14%
Gross margin, %62 %61 %
Income from operations$157 $127 
Operating margin, %34 %31 %

Segment revenue and income from operations are consistent with the respective non-GAAP financial measures as discussed on last page.


(In millions)
Q3'23Q3'22Percent Inc/(Dec)
Revenue$1,382 $1,376 
Revenue from acquisitions or divestitures(4)— 
Currency impacts10 — 
Core Revenue$1,388 $1,376 1%

Please refer last page for details on the use of non-GAAP financial measures.


(In millions, except per share data)
Three months endedNine months ended
July 31,July 31,
Net IncomeDiluted EPSNet IncomeDiluted EPSNet IncomeDiluted EPSNet IncomeDiluted EPS
GAAP Net income$288 $1.61 $338 $1.87 $831 $4.63 $825 $4.52 
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Amortization of acquisition-related balances23 0.13 26 0.14 71 0.39 78 0.43 
Share-based compensation27 0.15 26 0.14 111 0.62 103 0.56 
Acquisition and integration costs0.04 0.01 12 0.07 0.04 
Restructuring and others0.01 13 0.07 16 0.09 34 0.19 
Adjustment for taxes(a)
47 0.25 (42)(0.22)95 0.53 (45)(0.25)
Non-GAAP Net income$393 $2.19 $363 $2.01 $1,136 $6.33 $1,002 $5.49 
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted179 181 179182

(a) For both the three and nine months ended July 31, 2023 and 2022, management uses a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 12%.

Please refer last page for details on the use of non-GAAP financial measures.


(In millions)
Aerospace, Defense and Government$307 $276 11%
Commercial Communications611 694 (12)%
Electronic Industrial464 406 14%
Total Revenue $1,382 $1,376 


Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures to analyze and assess the overall performance of the business, to make operating decisions and to forecast and plan for future periods. We believe that our investors benefit from seeing our results “through the eyes of management” in addition to seeing our GAAP results. This information enhances investors’ understanding of the continuing performance of our business and facilitates comparison of performance to our historical and future periods.
Our non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies, including industry peer companies, limiting the usefulness of these measures for comparative purposes.
These non-GAAP measures should be considered supplemental to and not a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. The discussion below presents information about each of the non-GAAP financial measures and the company’s reasons for including or excluding certain categories of income or expenses from our non-GAAP results. In future periods, we may exclude such items and may incur income and expenses similar to these excluded items. Accordingly, adjustments for these items and other similar items in our non-GAAP presentation should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent or unusual.            
Non-GAAP Revenue generally relates to an acquisition and includes recognition of acquired deferred revenue that was written down to fair value in purchase accounting. Management believes that excluding fair value purchase accounting adjustments more closely correlates with the ordinary and ongoing course of the acquired company’s operations and facilitates analysis of revenue growth and business trends. We may not have non-GAAP revenue in all periods.
Core Revenue is GAAP/non-GAAP revenue (as applicable) excluding the impact of foreign currency changes and revenue associated with material acquisitions or divestitures completed within the last twelve months. We exclude the impact of foreign currency changes as currency rates can fluctuate based on factors that are not within our control and can obscure revenue growth trends. As the nature, size and number of acquisitions can vary significantly from period to period and as compared to our peers, we exclude revenue associated with recently acquired businesses to facilitate comparisons of revenue growth and analysis of underlying business trends.
Free cash flow includes net cash provided by operating activities adjusted for investments in property, plant & equipment.
Non-GAAP Income from Operations, Non-GAAP Net Income and Non-GAAP Diluted EPS may include the following types of adjustments:
Acquisition-related Items: We exclude the impact of certain items recorded in connection with business combinations from our non-GAAP financial measures that are either non-cash or not normal, recurring operating expenses due to their nature, variability of amounts and lack of predictability as to occurrence or timing. These amounts may include non-cash items such as the amortization of acquired intangible assets and amortization of items associated with fair value purchase accounting adjustments, including recognition of acquired deferred revenue (see Non-GAAP Revenue above). We also exclude other acquisition and integration costs associated with business acquisitions that are not normal recurring operating expenses, including amortization of amounts paid to redeem acquiree's unvested stock-based compensation awards, and legal, accounting and due diligence costs. We exclude these charges to facilitate a more meaningful evaluation of our current operating performance and comparisons to our past operating performance.
Share-based Compensation Expense: We exclude share-based compensation expense from our non-GAAP financial measures because share-based compensation expense can vary significantly from period to period based on the company’s share price, as well as the timing, size and nature of equity awards granted. Management believes the exclusion of this expense facilitates the ability of investors to compare the company’s operating results with those of other companies, many of which also exclude share-based compensation expense in determining their non-GAAP financial measures.
Restructuring and others: We exclude incremental expenses associated with restructuring initiatives, usually aimed at material changes in the business or cost structure. Such costs may include employee separation costs, asset impairments, facility-related costs, contract termination fees, and costs to move operations from one location to another. These activities can vary significantly from period to period based on the timing, size and nature of restructuring plans; therefore, we do not consider such costs to be normal, recurring operating expenses.
We also exclude “others”, not normal, recurring, cash operating income/expenses from our non-GAAP financial measures. Such items are evaluated on an individual basis, based on both quantitative and qualitative factors and generally represent items that we do not anticipate occurring as part of our normal business. While not all-inclusive, examples of such items would include net unrealized gains on equity investments still held, significant non-recurring events like realized gains or losses associated with our employee benefit plans, costs and recoveries related to unusual events, gain on sale of assets/divestitures, etc. We believe that these costs do not reflect expected future operating expenses and do not contribute to a meaningful evaluation of the company’s current operating performance or comparisons to our operating performance in other periods.
Estimated Tax Rate: We utilize a consistent methodology for long-term projected non-GAAP tax rate. When projecting this long-term rate, we exclude any tax benefits or expenses that are not directly related to ongoing operations and which are either isolated or cannot be expected to occur again with any regularity or predictability. Additionally, we evaluate our current long-term projections, current tax structure and other factors, such as existing tax positions in various jurisdictions and key tax holidays in major jurisdictions where Keysight operates. This tax rate could change in the future for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to significant changes in geographic earnings mix including acquisition activity, or fundamental tax law changes in major jurisdictions where Keysight operates. The above reasons also limit our ability to reasonably estimate the future GAAP tax rate and provide a reconciliation of the expected non-GAAP earnings per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023 to the GAAP equivalent.
Management recognizes these items can have a material impact on our cash flows and/or our net income. Our GAAP financial statements, including our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows, portray those effects. Although we believe it is useful for investors to see core performance free of special items, investors should understand that the excluded costs are actual expenses that may impact the cash available to us for other uses. To gain a complete picture of all effects on the company’s profit and loss from any and all events, management does (and investors should) rely upon the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations prepared in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP measures focus instead upon the core business of the company, which is only a subset, albeit a critical one, of the company’s performance.