Why Advanced Energy Shares Dropped

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What: Shares of Advanced Energy (NASDAQ: AEIS  ) have dropped today by as much as 14% after the company reported earnings.

So what: Revenue in the first quarter totaled $111.8 million, which translated into non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.29 by the time it reached the bottom line. Those figures were better than consensus estimates of $110.6 million in sales and $0.17 per share in adjusted profit. Guidance was also mostly positive.

Now what: Second-quarter sales are expected in the range of $132 million-$145 million, with adjusted earnings per share of $0.18-$0.28. The midpoints of both guidance ranges are above consensus. However, investors may be spooked by the "major restructuring" that Advanced Energy is undertaking to integrate the recent acquisition of REFUsol. Total planned restructuring charges are expected to be $30 million-$35 million, most of which is non-cash. The restructuring will eventually translate into cost savings and revenue growth.

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