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Corning Announces Third-Quarter Results

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Corning Announces Third-Quarter Results07:15 EDT Wednesday, October 24, 2012 CORNING, N.Y. (Business Wire) -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced its results for the third quarter of 2012. Third-Quarter Summary Sales were $2.04 billion, up 7% from quarter two and down 2% year over year. Earnings per share were $0.35. Excluding special items, earnings per share were $0.34,* up 10% sequentially, and down 29% year over year. Display Technologies total glass volume, from Corning's wholly owned business and Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd., was up by a low-double digit percentage, as expected. Price declines remained moderate. Specialty Materials sales were up 23% sequentially and 21% year over year, driven by strong growth in Corning® Gorilla® Glass volumes, and much higher than expected. Telecommunications sales decreased 6% sequentially and 7% year over year, and were lower than expectations.   Quarter Three Financial Comparisons         Q3 2012       Q2 2012       % Change       Q3 2011       % Change Net Sales in millions       $2,038       $1,908       7%       $2,075       (2%) Net Income in millions       $521       $462       13%       $811       (36%) Non-GAAP Net Income in millions*       $514       $465       11%       $766       (33%) GAAP EPS       $0.35       $0.30       17%       $0.51       (31%) Non-GAAP EPS*       $0.34       $0.31       10%       $0.48       (29%) *These are non-GAAP financial measures.The reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP measures is provided in the tables following this news release, as well as on the company's investor relations website. Reflecting on the company's third-quarter performance, Wendell P. Weeks, chairman, chief executive officer, and president, said, “We were pleased with Corning's overall performance this past quarter as we grew sales and earnings sequentially, and exceeded our expectations for the period. “We are making progress on our goal to improve Corning's overall profitability. We had our strongest quarterly sales to date for Corning Gorilla Glass. Our Display Technologies segment continued to stabilize its earnings with another quarter of moderate LCD glass price declines. However, weakening global economic conditions worked against our sales results in Telecommunications and Environmental Technologies.” Weeks referenced Corning's entry into new supply agreements with industry-leading LCD display manufacturers this past quarter. “These new customer agreements will assist us in maintaining Corning's market position at specified levels and contain mechanisms that establish a relationship between Corning's glass price and the market's glass price. We believe these new agreements will allow us to manage our capacity more efficiently and enable us to continue improving our cost position,” he said. Third-Quarter Segment Results Sales in the Display Technologies segment were $763 million, a 19% sequential increase and 6% year-over-year decline. Glass price declines for LCD were moderate, as expected. Telecommunications segment sales were $523 million, declining 6% sequentially and 7% year over year. The decline was driven by lower sales in North America and Europe, partially offset by growth in China. North American sales were impacted by certain project delays and a winding down of U.S. stimulus spending on optical cable in support of telecommunications infrastructure projects. European sales were impacted by a softening in market demand. Specialty Materials segment sales were $363 million, a 23% sequential and 21% year-over-year increase driven by Gorilla Glass sales in the handheld and information technology device markets. Sales of semiconductor products were down sequentially and year over year. Environmental Technologies segment sales were $233 million, a 6% sequential and year-over-year decline. Following the summer's seasonal manufacturing shutdowns, higher light-duty diesel product sales were offset by lower sales of heavy-duty diesel filters and substrates. Orders for heavy-duty emissions products declined substantially as truck demand slowed significantly in the third quarter and manufacturers began to manage inventory. Life Sciences segment sales were $155 million, down 4% sequentially and up 1% year over year. The company expects its acquisition of the majority of the BD Discovery Labware unit to be completed this year, pending regulatory approvals. When complete, the acquisition will be integrated into Corning's Life Sciences business segment, providing a much broader portfolio of high-quality laboratory research products and expanded global market reach. Dow Corning Corporation's equity earnings were $48 million, down 21% sequentially, driven primarily by the absence of two non-recurring gains in the second quarter, and a higher tax rate. Dow Corning's equity earnings were down 46% on a year-over-year basis, driven by severe weakness in the solar polysilicon market. Corning's gross margin for the quarter was 43%, up slightly over the previous quarter. The company ended the second quarter with $6.4 billion in cash and short-term investments. Corning continued to purchase outstanding common stock throughout the quarter, and expects to complete its stock repurchase program in the fourth quarter. Looking Forward “In quarter four, we will build on the great strides we have made toward achieving positive momentum in our LCD glass business,” James B. Flaws, vice chairman and chief financial officer said. “It was nearly one year ago that our LCD business experienced an upset that significantly reduced our profitability. Since then, we brought our glass capacity in line with demand, made significant progress in moderating LCD glass price declines, and established new supply agreements with key customers.” The company has the following fourth-quarter expectations: In Corning's wholly owned display business and Samsung Corning Precision, total glass volume is expected to be consistent to down low-single digit percentage sequentially, depending on the level of normal seasonal inventory correction expected from panel manufacturers. Corning anticipates price declines for the fourth quarter will be slightly higher than the previous two quarters. Telecommunications segment sales are anticipated to be consistent with third-quarter performance. Normal seasonal declines are expected to be offset by continued demand for optical fiber and cable products in China. Specialty Materials segment sales are anticipated to be consistent with the record performance of the third quarter. Gorilla Glass sales are expected to remain strong in the fourth quarter. Environmental Technologies segment sales are expected to be even to down slightly from the previous quarter. In the Life Sciences segment, Corning forecasts sales to be down about 5% sequentially, driven by normal seasonality. Corning's tax rate is anticipated to be approximately 19% in the fourth quarter, and for the year in total. “The weakening economy is affecting sales in many of our businesses, with several not achieving the growth expectations we set for the year. We believe these economic headwinds will persist next year. In order to deliver on our plan to grow earnings, we are likely to implement selected cost reductions in the areas of project spending, capital expenditures, and fixed costs, which may include modest headcount reductions,” Flaws said. “Once the restructuring plan is determined, we anticipate taking a pretax charge of up to $50 million in the fourth quarter to cover the cost of that restructuring.” “We are executing our strategy to improve profits and deliver new growth opportunities, despite these challenges,” Flaws said. “Gorilla Glass, now available on more than one billion consumer electronics devices around the world, has been a resounding success for Corning, and we continue to bring other new technologies to market. We are excited about the development of Corning® Willow™ Glass, an ultra-slim flexible glass that we believe could revolutionize the shape and form of next-generation consumer electronics technologies, and we are experiencing success introducing new high-speed wireless connectivity solutions that greatly expand bandwidth capabilities in large venues such as stadiums and arenas. Moreover, we continue to supplement our organic growth with strategic acquisitions that expand our product offerings and increase our market access,” he said. Flaws added, “These positive prospects, combined with Corning's continuing strong operating cash flow and declining capital spending, gave the board of directors confidence to increase the company's dividend payout by 20% earlier this quarter. “Corning is executing the strategy we laid out to investors at the beginning of the year, and we believe our future is very bright.” Upcoming Investor Events Corning will present at the UBS Global Technology and Services Conference in New York City on Nov. 14 and at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Nov. 27. Third-Quarter Conference Call Information The company will host a third-quarter conference call on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 8:30 a.m. ET. To participate, please call toll free (800) 230-1093 or for international access call (612) 288-0329 approximately 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the call. The password is ‘QUARTER THREE'. The host is ‘NICHOLSON'. To listen to a live audio webcast of the call, go to Corning's website at www.corning.com/investor_relations and click Investor Events on the left. A replay will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET and will run through 5 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. To listen, dial (800) 475-6701 or for international access dial (320) 365-3844. The access code is 266618. The webcast will be archived for one year following the call. Presentation of Information in this News Release Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, GAAP. Corning's non-GAAP net income and EPS measures exclude restructuring, impairment and other charges and adjustments to prior estimates for such charges. Additionally, the company's non-GAAP measures exclude adjustments to asbestos settlement reserves, gains and losses arising from debt retirements, charges or credits arising from adjustments to the valuation allowance against deferred tax assets, equity method charges resulting from impairments of equity method investments or restructuring, impairment or other charges taken by equity method companies and gains from discontinued operations. The company believes presenting non-GAAP net income and EPS measures is helpful to analyze financial performance without the impact of unusual items that may obscure trends in the company's underlying performance. Reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures can be found on the company's website by going to www.corning.com/investor_relations and clicking Financial Reports on the left. Reconciliation also accompanies this news release. Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements This press release contains “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), which are based on current expectations and assumptions about Corning's financial results and business operations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: the effect of global political, economic and business conditions; conditions in the financial and credit markets; currency fluctuations; tax rates; product demand and industry capacity; competition; reliance on a concentrated customer base; manufacturing efficiencies; cost reductions; availability of critical components and materials; new product commercialization; pricing fluctuations and changes in the mix of sales between premium and non-premium products; new plant start-up or restructuring costs; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity, armed conflict, political or financial instability, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, or major health concerns; adequacy of insurance; equity company activities; acquisition and divestiture activities; the level of excess or obsolete inventory; the rate of technology change; the ability to enforce patents; product and components performance issues; retention of key personnel; stock price fluctuations; and adverse litigation or regulatory developments. These and other risk factors are detailed in Corning's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are made, and Corning undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events. About Corning Incorporated Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.   CORNING INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)               Three months ended Nine months ended September 30, September 30, 2012 2011 2012 2011   Net sales $ 2,038 $ 2,075 $ 5,866 $ 6,003 Cost of sales   1,159     1,097     3,376     3,262     Gross margin 879 978 2,490 2,741   Operating expenses: Selling, general and administrative expenses 294 216 864 750 Research, development and engineering expenses 185 166 560 494 Amortization of purchased intangibles 4 4 13 11 Asbestos litigation charge (Note 1)   3     5     9     15     Operating income 393 587 1,044 1,471   Equity in earnings of affiliated companies (Note 2) 240 324 717 1,150 Interest income 3 6 10 15 Interest expense (33 ) (23 ) (77 ) (72 ) Other income, net   5     27     42     97     Income before income taxes 608 921 1,736 2,661 Provision for income taxes   (87 )   (110 )   (291 )   (347 )   Net income attributable to Corning Incorporated $ 521   $ 811   $ 1,445   $ 2,314     Earnings per common share attributable to Corning Incorporated: Basic (Note 3) $ 0.35   $ 0.52   $ 0.96   $ 1.48   Diluted (Note 3) $ 0.35   $ 0.51   $ 0.95   $ 1.46   Dividends declared per common share $ 0.075   $ 0.05   $ 0.225   $ 0.15     See accompanying notes to these financial statements.       CORNING INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Unaudited; in millions)             Three months Nine months ended September 30, ended September 30, 2012 2011 2012 2011   Net income attributable to Corning Incorporated $ 521 $ 811 $ 1,445 $ 2,314 Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax   241   (371 )   194   50   Comprehensive income attributable to Corning Incorporated $ 762 $ 440   $ 1,639 $ 2,364   See accompanying notes to these financial statements.     CORNING INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIESCONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)         September 30, December 31, 2012 2011 Assets   Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,952 $ 4,661 Short-term investments, at fair value   1,399     1,164   Total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments 6,351 5,825 Trade accounts receivable, net of doubtful accounts and allowances 1,248 1,082 Inventories 1,003 975 Deferred income taxes 490 448 Other current assets   424     347   Total current assets 9,516 8,677   Investments 5,172 4,726 Property, net of accumulated depreciation 11,036 10,671 Goodwill and other intangible assets, net 912 926 Deferred income taxes 2,501 2,652 Other assets   273     196     Total Assets $ 29,410   $ 27,848     Liabilities and Equity   Current liabilities: Current portion of long-term debt $ 30 $ 27 Accounts payable 901 977 Other accrued liabilities   956     1,093   Total current liabilities 1,887 2,097   Long-term debt 3,372 2,364 Postretirement benefits other than pensions 901 897 Other liabilities   1,364     1,361   Total liabilities   7,524     6,719     Commitments and contingencies Shareholders' equity: Common stock - Par value $0.50 per share; Shares authorized: 3.8 billion; Shares issued: 1,647 million and 1,636 million 824 818 Additional paid-in capital 13,118 13,041 Retained earnings 10,438 9,332 Treasury stock, at cost; Shares held: 169 million and 121 million (2,646 ) (2,024 ) Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   105     (89 ) Total Corning Incorporated shareholders' equity   21,839     21,078   Noncontrolling interests   47     51   Total equity   21,886     21,129     Total Liabilities and Equity $ 29,410   $ 27,848     See accompanying notes to these financial statements.       CORNING INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited; in millions)               Three months ended Nine months ended September 30, September 30, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Cash Flows from Operating Activities: Net income $ 521 $ 811 $ 1,445 $ 2,314 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation 244 241 717 699 Amortization of purchased intangibles 4 4 13 11 Cash received from settlement of insurance claims 66 Stock compensation charges 16 21 56 66 Earnings of affiliated companies in excess of dividends received (184 ) (249 ) (140 ) (686 ) Deferred tax provision 23 22 44 118 Employee benefit payments less than expense 33 37 105 Changes in certain working capital items: Trade accounts receivable (81 ) 61 (149 ) (182 ) Inventories 4 (27 ) (31 ) (170 ) Other current assets (11 ) (7 ) (65 ) (49 ) Accounts payable and other current liabilities, net of restructuring payments 3 (64 ) (42 ) (107 ) Other, net   62     63     118     (153 ) Net cash provided by operating activities   634     913     1,966     2,032     Cash Flows from Investing Activities: Capital expenditures (422 ) (640 ) (1,275 ) (1,666 ) Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash received (148 ) Investments in affiliates (111 ) Short-term investments - acquisitions (691 ) (348 ) (1,859 ) (2,193 ) Short-term investments - liquidations 629 574 1,618 2,426 Other, net   2     (4 )   6     1   Net cash used in investing activities   (482 )   (418 )   (1,621 )   (1,580 )   Cash Flows from Financing Activities: Net repayments of short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt (11 ) (10 ) (24 ) (22 ) Principal payments under capital lease obligations (1 ) (32 ) Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net 144 34 1,030 34 Payments to settle interest rate hedges (18 ) Proceeds from the exercise of stock options 7 9 26 82 Repurchase of common stock for treasury (194 ) (580 ) Dividends paid   (112 )   (79 )   (339 )   (237 ) Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (166 )   (46 )   94     (175 ) Effect of exchange rates on cash   (42 )   (157 )   (148 )   26   Net increase in cash and cash equivalents (56 ) 292 291 303 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   5,008     4,609     4,661     4,598     Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 4,952   $ 4,901   $ 4,952   $ 4,901     Certain amounts for 2011 were reclassified to conform to the 2012 presentation.     CORNING INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIESSEGMENT RESULTS (Unaudited; in millions)                                   Our reportable operating segments include Display Technologies, Telecommunications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials and Life Sciences.     Display Telecom- Environmental Specialty Life All Technologies munications Technologies Materials Sciences Other Total   Three months endedSeptember 30, 2012 Net sales $ 763 $ 523 $ 233 $ 363 $ 155 $ 1 $ 2,038 Depreciation (1) $ 123 $ 34 $ 30 $ 40 $ 11 $ 5 $ 243 Amortization of purchased intangibles $ 2 $ 2 $ 4 Research, development and engineering expenses (2) $ 24 $ 35 $ 23 $ 28 $ 5 $ 36 $ 151 Equity in earnings of affiliated companies $ 187 $ 1 $ 1 $ 189 Income tax (provision) benefit $ (83 ) $ (17 ) $ (13 ) $ (29 ) $ (4 ) $ 15   $ (131 ) Net income (loss) (3) $ 440   $ 35   $ 26   $ 59   $ 9   $ (30 ) $ 539     Three months endedSeptember 30, 2011 Net sales $ 815 $ 560 $ 247 $ 299 $ 153 $ 1 $ 2,075 Depreciation (1) $ 131 $ 31 $ 27 $ 41 $ 8 $ 3 $ 241 Amortization of purchased intangibles $ 2 $ 1 $ 3 Research, development and engineering expenses (2) $ 21 $ 29 $ 27 $ 35 $ 3 $ 22 $ 137 Equity in earnings of affiliated companies $ 222 $ 5 $ 4 $ 231 Income tax (provision) benefit $ (118 ) $ (30 ) $ (15 ) $ (16 ) $ (10 ) $ 9   $ (180 ) Net income (loss) (3) $ 593   $ 82   $ 32   $ 38   $ 21   $ (17 ) $ 749     Nine months endedSeptember 30, 2012 Net sales $ 2,109 $ 1,590 $ 745 $ 947 $ 472 $ 3 $ 5,866 Depreciation (1) $ 377 $ 98 $ 87 $ 110 $ 31 $ 11 $ 714 Amortization of purchased intangibles $ 7 $ 6 $ 13 Research, development and engineering expenses (2) $ 77 $ 105 $ 75 $ 102 $ 16 $ 92 $ 467 Equity in earnings of affiliated companies $ 553 $ (1 ) $ 1 $ 14 $ 567 Income tax (provision) benefit $ (257 ) $ (46 ) $ (50 ) $ (57 ) $ (15 ) $ 37   $ (388 ) Net income (loss) (3) $ 1,232   $ 92   $ 100   $ 114   $ 32   $ (66 ) $ 1,504     Nine months endedSeptember 30, 2011 Net sales $ 2,365 $ 1,582 $ 764 $ 836 $ 452 $ 4 $ 6,003 Depreciation (1) $ 378 $ 91 $ 79 $ 120 $ 25 $ 8 $ 701 Amortization of purchased intangibles $ 5 $ 5 $ 10 Research, development and engineering expenses (2) $ 73 $ 90 $ 73 $ 100 $ 12 $ 68 $ 416 Equity in earnings of affiliated companies $ 835 $ 4 $ 1 $ 13 $ 13 $ 866 Income tax (provision) benefit $ (375 ) $ (71 ) $ (44 ) $ (28 ) $ (24 ) $ 28   $ (514 ) Net income (loss) (3) $ 1,857   $ 169   $ 93   $ 69   $ 51   $ (52 ) $ 2,187     (1)   Depreciation expense for Corning's reportable segments includes an allocation of depreciation of corporate property not specifically identifiable to a segment. (2) Research, development, and engineering expense includes direct project spending which is identifiable to a segment. (3) Many of Corning's administrative and staff functions are performed on a centralized basis. Where practicable, Corning charges these expenses to segments based upon the extent to which each business uses a centralized function. Other staff functions, such as corporate finance, human resources and legal are allocated to segments, primarily as a percentage of sales. In the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Telecommunications segment included a credit of $22 million on the reduction in a contingent liability associated with an acquisition recorded in the first quarter of 2011.           CORNING INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIESSEGMENT RESULTS (Unaudited; in millions)               A reconciliation of reportable segment net income to consolidated net income follows (in millions):   Three months ended Nine months ended September 30, September 30,           2012     2011     2012     2011 Net income of reportable segments $ 569 $ 766 $ 1,570 $ 2,239 Non-reportable segments (30 ) (17 ) (66 ) (52 ) Unallocated amounts: Net financing costs (1) (55 ) (47 ) (139 ) (146 ) Stock-based compensation expense (16 ) (21 ) (56 ) (66 ) Exploratory research (27 ) (23 ) (74 ) (59 ) Corporate contributions (13 ) (6 ) (36 ) (38 ) Equity in earnings of affiliated companies, net of impairments (2) 51 93 150 284 Asbestos litigation (3) (3 ) (5 ) (9 ) (15 ) Other corporate items (4)       45         71         105         167   Net income     $ 521       $ 811       $ 1,445       $ 2,314     (1)   Net financing costs include interest income, interest expense, and interest costs and investment gains associated with benefit plans.   (2) Primarily represents the equity earnings of Dow Corning Corporation. In the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, Corning recorded a $10 million credit for our share of Dow Corning Corporation's settlement of a dispute related to long term supply agreements.   (3) In the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, Corning recorded a charge of $3 million and $9 million, respectively, to adjust the asbestos liability for the change in value of the components of the Amended PCC Plan. In the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, Corning recorded a charge of $5 million and $15 million, respectively, to adjust the asbestos liability for the change in value of the components of the Amended PCC Plan.   (4) In the three months ended September 30, 2011, Corning recorded a $41 million tax benefit from the filing of an amended 2006 U.S. Federal Tax return to claim foreign tax credits.   CORNING INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIESNOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)   1.Asbestos Litigation   Pittsburgh Corning Corporation (PCC) was named in numerous lawsuits alleging personal injury from exposure to asbestos and, on April 16, 2000, PCC filed for Chapter 11 reorganization. Corning, with other relevant parties, proposed a Plan of Reorganization of PCC in 2003, which has not yet been confirmed. Under this PCC Plan, Corning would contribute certain payments and assets. In the third quarter of 2012, we recorded a charge of $3 million ($2 million after-tax) to adjust the asbestos litigation liability for the change in value of the components to be contributed by Corning under this PCC Plan.   2.Equity in Earnings of Affiliated Companies   In the third quarter of 2012, equity in earnings of affiliated companies included a $10 million ($9 million after-tax) credit for Corning's share of Dow Corning Corporation's settlement of a dispute related to long term supply agreements.   3.Weighted Average Shares Outstanding   Weighted average shares outstanding are as follows (in millions):                 Three months endedThree monthsSeptember 30,ended2012     2011June 30, 2012   Basic 1,483 1,569 1,506 Diluted 1,494 1,588 1,518 Diluted used for non-GAAP measures 1,494 1,588 1,518     CORNING INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIESQUARTERLY SALES INFORMATION (Unaudited; in millions)                     2012NineMonthsEndedQ1Q2Q3Sept. 30   Display Technologies $ 705 $ 641 $ 763 $ 2,109   Telecommunications Fiber and cable 254 302 278 834 Hardware and equipment   254   257   245   756 508 559 523 1,590   Environmental Technologies Automotive 129 120 123 372 Diesel   134   129   110   373 263 249 233 745   Specialty Materials 288 296 363 947   Life Sciences 155 162 155 472   All Other   1   1   1   3   Total $ 1,920 $ 1,908 $ 2,038 $ 5,866     2011Q1Q2Q3Q4   Total   Display Technologies $ 790 $ 760 $ 815 $ 780 $ 3,145   Telecommunications Fiber and cable 248 265 276 262 1,051 Hardware and equipment   226   283   284   228   1,021 474 548 560 490 2,072   Environmental Technologies Automotive 123 121 119 113 476 Diesel   136   137   128   121   522 259 258 247 234 998   Specialty Materials 254 283 299 238 1,074   Life Sciences 144 155 153 143 595   All Other   2   1   1   2   6   Total $ 1,923 $ 2,005 $ 2,075 $ 1,887 $ 7,890   The above supplemental information is intended to facilitate analysis of Corning's businesses.     CORNING INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIESRECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE TO GAAP FINANCIAL MEASUREThree Months Ended September 30, 2012 (Unaudited; amounts in millions, except per share amounts)                                                   Corning's net income and earnings per share (EPS) excluding special items for the third quarter of 2012 are non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The company believes presenting non-GAAP net income and EPS is helpful to analyze financial performance without the impact of unusual items that may obscure trends in the company's underlying performance. A detailed reconciliation is provided below outlining the differences between these non-GAAP measures and the directly related GAAP measures.     PerIncome BeforeNetShareIncome TaxesIncome   Earnings per share (EPS) and net income, excluding special items $ 0.34 $ 601 $ 514   Special items: Asbestos settlement (a) - (3 ) (2 )   Equity in earnings of affiliated companies (b)   0.01   10     9     Total EPS and net income $ 0.35 $ 608   $ 521     (a)   In the third quarter of 2012, Corning recorded a charge of $3 million ($2 million after-tax) to adjust the asbestos liability for the change in value of the components of the Modified PCC Plan.   (b) In the third quarter of 2012, equity in earnings of affiliated companies included a $10 million ($9 million after-tax) credit for Corning's share of Dow Corning Corporation's settlement of a dispute related to long term supply agreements.     CORNING INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIESRECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE TO GAAP FINANCIAL MEASUREThree Months Ended June 30, 2012 (Unaudited; amounts in millions, except per share amounts)                                         Corning's net income and earnings per share (EPS) excluding special items for the second quarter of 2012 are non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The company believes presenting non-GAAP net income and EPS is helpful to analyze financial performance without the impact of unusual items that may obscure trends in the company's underlying performance. A detailed reconciliation is provided below outlining the differences between these non-GAAP measures and the directly related GAAP measures.     Per   Income BeforeNetShare   Income TaxesIncome   Earnings per share (EPS) and net income, excluding special items $ 0.31 $ 560 $ 465   Special items: Asbestos settlement (a)   -   (5 )   (3 )   Total EPS and net income $ 0.30 $ 555   $ 462     (a)   In the second quarter of 2012, Corning recorded a charge of $5 million ($3 million after-tax) to adjust the asbestos liability for the change in value of the components of the Modified PCC Plan.     CORNING INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIESRECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE TO GAAP FINANCIAL MEASUREThree Months Ended September 30, 2011 (Unaudited; amounts in millions, except per share amounts)                                                 Corning's net income and earnings per share (EPS) excluding special items for the third quarter of 2011 are non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The company believes presenting non-GAAP net income and EPS is helpful to analyze financial performance without the impact of unusual items that may obscure trends in the company's underlying performance. A detailed reconciliation is provided below outlining the differences between these non-GAAP measures and the directly related GAAP measures.     Per   Income BeforeNetShare   Income TaxesIncome   Earnings per share (EPS) and net income, excluding special items $ 0.48 $ 904 $ 766   Special items: Contingent liability (a) 0.01 22 22   Asbestos settlement (b) - (5 ) (3 )   Provision for income taxes (c)   0.02   -     26     Total EPS and net income $ 0.51 $ 921   $ 811     (a)   In the third quarter of 2011, Corning recognized a credit of $22 million resulting from a reduction to a contingent liability associated with an acquisition recorded in the first quarter of 2011.   (b) In the third quarter of 2011, Corning recorded a charge of $5 million ($3 million after-tax) to adjust the asbestos liability for the change in value of the components of the Modified PCC Plan.   (c) In the third quarter of 2011, Corning recorded a $26 million net tax benefit related to prior year foreign tax credits and other tax adjustments.       CORNING INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIESRECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE TO GAAP FINANCIAL MEASUREThree and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012 (Unaudited; amounts in millions)                                   Corning's free cash flow financial measure for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 is non-GAAP financial measure within the meaning of Regulation G of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The company believes presenting non-GAAP financial measures are helpful to analyze financial performance without the impact of unusual items that may obscure trends in the company's underlying performance. A detailed reconciliation is provided below outlining the differences between this non-GAAP measure and the directly related GAAP measures.       Three   Nine   months ended   months ended   September 30,   September 30,   2012   2012   Cash flows from operating activities $ 634 $ 1,966   Less: Cash flows from investing activities (482 ) (1,621 )   Plus: Short-term investments - acquisitions 691 1,859   Less: Short-term investments - liquidations   (629 )   (1,618 )   Free cash flow $ 214   $ 586   Corning IncorporatedMedia Relations:Daniel F. Collins, 607-974-4197collinsdf@corning.comorInvestor Relations:Ann S. Nicholson, 607-974-6716nicholsoas@corning.com