Keysight Technologies Reports Second Quarter 2023 Results

Achieved Record Second Quarter Revenue, Record Gross Margin and Free Cash Flow

Strong execution drove above guidance non-GAAP EPS

SANTA ROSA, Calif. May 16, 2023 

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today reported financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2023. 

"Keysight delivered a strong quarter with record second quarter revenue, record gross margin, record free cash flow, and above guidance earnings per share demonstrating the resilience of our increasingly diversified business," said Satish Dhanasekaran, Keysight's President and CEO. "While navigating near-term macro dynamics, we continue to capitalize on growth opportunities and customer investments across multiple markets."

Second Quarter Financial Summary

  • Revenue grew 3 percent to reach $1.39 billion, compared with $1.35 billion last year, or 5 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 $283 million, or $1.58 per share, compared with $258 million, or $1.41 per share, in the second quarter of 2022.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $380 million, or $2.12 per share, compared with $334 million, or $1.83 per share in the second quarter of 2022.
  • As of April 30, 2023, cash and cash equivalents totaled $2.50 billion.

Reporting Segments

  • Communications Solutions Group (CSG)

CSG reported revenue of $937 million in the second quarter, down 3 percent over last year, reflecting a 7 percent decline in commercial communications, while aerospace, defense, and government increased 7 percent driven by radar, spectrum operations, space and satellite, and research in 5G and 6G technologies.

  • Electronic Industrial Solutions Group (EISG)

EISG reported revenue of $453 million in the second quarter, up 17 percent over last year, driven by growth across general electronics, semiconductor solutions, and next-generation automotive and energy technologies.

Keysight's third fiscal quarter of 2023 revenue is expected to be in the range of $1.37 billion to $1.39 billion. Non-GAAP earnings per share for the third fiscal quarter of 2023 are expected to be in the range of $2.00 to $2.06.  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 second quarter FY2023 financial results and its third 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 under the "Upcoming Events" section and select "Q2 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 418906. 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 January 31, 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
  • Free Cash Flow
  • 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 the three months ended April 30, 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

Keysight Contact:

Andrea Mueller 
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Jason Kary
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