10/19/2015
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- Adjusted operating margin continues to expand at 3.1%, increasing 30 basis points year-over-year
- Adjusted EPS at $0.27, GAAP EPS at $0.22
- Strong free cash flow generation of $143 million
- Maintains commitment to return value to shareholders

 

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX), a leading Sketch-to-Scale® solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world, today announced results for its second quarter ended September 25, 2015:

 


(US$ in millions, except EPS)


Three Month Periods Ended




September 25


June 26


September 26




2015


2015


2014


Net sales

$

6,317

$

5,566

$

6,529


Adjusted operating income

$

196

$

159

$

183


GAAP operating income

$

180

$

143

$

172


Adjusted net income

$

153

$

134

$

157


GAAP net income

$

123

$

111

$

139


Adjusted EPS

$

0.27

$

0.23

$

0.26


GAAP EPS

$

0.22

$

0.19

$

0.23









 

An explanation and reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures is presented in Schedule II attached to this press release.

 

 

Second Quarter Fiscal 2016 Results of Operations

 

Flex's net sales for the second quarter ended September 25, 2015 were just over $6.3 billion, above the mid-point of its previously provided revenue guidance of $5.9 billion to $6.5 billion. The Company's adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.27 was towards the high-end of the Company's previously provided guidance of $0.22 to $0.28.

 

Second quarter adjusted operating income increased 7% year-over-year to $196 million and was above the midpoint of the guidance range of $165 to $205 million. Adjusted operating margin expanded 30 basis points year-over-year to 3.1%.

 

"Our strong performance this quarter was reflected in our quarterly revenue growth, improved operating margins and our continued ability to operate with discipline," said  Mike McNamara , chief executive officer at Flex. "We remain committed to our strategy of expanding our sketch-to-scale offering to include exciting new partnerships such as NIKE and others that clearly demonstrate Flex's ability to provide innovative solutions for many product categories that go beyond electronics."

 

"We generated $300 million in cash flow from operations and $143 million in free cash flow during the quarter," said
Chris Collier , chief financial officer at Flex. "Our consistent free cash flow generation reflects our strong discipline and execution and enables our shareholder return commitment. During the quarter we invested $142 million to repurchase almost 13 million shares, or over 2% of our ordinary shares."

 

Guidance

For the third quarter ending December 31, 2015, revenue is expected to be in the range of $6.2 to $6.8 billion and adjusted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.28 to $0.34 per diluted share.

 

GAAP earnings per share is expected to be lower than the adjusted EPS guidance provided herein by approximately $0.06 per diluted share for estimated intangible amortization and stock-based compensation expense.

 

Conference Calls and Web Casts

 

A conference call hosted by Flex's management team will be held today at 2:00 PM (PT) / 5:00 PM (ET) to discuss the Company's financial results for the second quarter ended September 25, 2015.  Additional information in the form of a slide presentation may also be found on the Company's site. A replay of the broadcast will remain available on the Company's website afterwards.

About Flex

 

Flextronics International Ltd. ("Flex" or the "Company"), Reg. No. 199002645H, is a leading Sketch-to-Scale® solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help the world Live smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. For more information, follow us on Twitter @Flexintl.

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of U.S. securities law including statements related to the future expected revenues and earnings per share. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These risks include: that future revenues and earnings may not be achieved as expected; the challenges of effectively managing our operations, including our ability to control costs and manage changes in our operations; compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; that the expected revenue and margins from recently launched programs may not be realized; that recently proposed changes in tax laws in certain jurisdictions where we operate may materially impact our tax expense, and the effects that the current macroeconomic environment could have on our business and demand for our products as well as the effects that current credit and market conditions could have on the liquidity and financial condition of our customers and suppliers, including any impact on their ability to meet their contractual obligations. Additional information concerning these and other risks is described under "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q that we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on current expectations and Flex assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Our share repurchase program does not obligate the Company to repurchase a specific number of shares and may be suspended or terminated at any time without prior notice.


Renee Brotherton

Kevin Kessel

Corporate Communications

Investor Relations

(408) 576-7189

(408) 576-7985

renee.brotherton@flextronics.com

kevin.kessel@flextronics.com

 

 

SCHEDULE I

FLEX

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)












Three Month Periods Ended




September 25,
2015


June 26, 2015


September 26,
2014

GAAP:








Net sales

$

6,316,762

$

5,566,248

$

6,528,517


Cost of sales


5,919,846


5,213,907


6,151,436


Gross profit


396,916


352,341


377,081


Selling, general and administrative expenses


216,796


209,385


204,590


Operating income


180,120


142,956


172,491


Intangible amortization


16,127


7,671


8,232


Interest and other, net


22,035


16,505


12,506


Other charges (income), net


1,678


164


(2,584)


Income before income taxes


140,280


118,616


154,337


Provision for income taxes


17,303


7,766


15,434


Net income

$

122,977

$

110,850

$

138,903









EPS:









Net income:








GAAP

$

0.22

$

0.19

$

0.23


Non-GAAP

$

0.27

$

0.23

$

0.26










Diluted shares used in computing per share amounts


569,655


577,997


595,871










See Schedule II for the reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures. See the accompanying notes on Schedule IV attached to this press release.


SCHEDULE II

FLEX

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (1)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)




Three Month Periods Ended



September 25, 2015


June 26, 2015


September 26, 2014

GAAP gross profit

$

396,916

$

352,341

$

377,081

Stock-based compensation expense


2,015


2,018


1,868

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

398,931

$

354,359

$

378,949

GAAP SG&A Expenses

$

216,796

$

209,385

$

204,590

Stock-based compensation expense


14,185


14,108


9,051

Non-GAAP SG&A Expenses

$

202,611

$

195,277

$

195,539

GAAP operating income

$

180,120

$

142,956

$

172,491

Stock-based compensation expense


16,200


16,126


10,919

Non-GAAP operating income

$

196,320

$

159,082

$

183,410

GAAP provision for income taxes

$

17,303

$

7,766

$

15,434

Intangible amortization benefit


2,355


258


1,177

Non-GAAP provision for income taxes

$

19,658

$

8,024

$

16,611

GAAP net income

$

122,977

$

110,850

$

138,903

Stock-based compensation expense


16,200


16,126


10,919

Intangible amortization


16,127


7,671


8,232

Adjustments for taxes


(2,355)


(258)


(1,177)

Non-GAAP net income

$

152,949

$

134,389

$

156,877

EPS:







Net income:







GAAP

$

0.22

$

0.19

$

0.23

Non-GAAP

$

0.27

$

0.23

$

0.26















SCHEDULE III

FLEX

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)











September 25, 2015



March 31, 2015

ASSETS






Current Assets:







Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,668,427


$

1,628,408


Accounts receivable, net


2,546,810



2,337,515


Inventories


3,561,326



3,488,752


Other current assets


1,208,931



1,286,225

Total current assets


8,985,494



8,740,900







Property and equipment, net


2,218,030



2,092,167

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net


981,838



415,175

Other assets


474,977



417,382

Total assets

$

12,660,339


$

11,665,624








LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current Liabilities:







Bank borrowings and current portion of long-term debt

$

47,972


$

46,162


Accounts payable


4,787,941



4,561,194


Other current liabilities


2,196,867



2,148,867

Total current liabilities


7,032,780



6,756,223








Long-term debt, net of current portion:







Revolving credit facility


-



-


4.625% Notes (due 2020)


500,000



500,000


5.000% Notes (due 2023)


500,000



500,000


4.750% Notes (due 2025) (2)


595,402



-


Term Loans


1,014,375



1,027,500


Other long-term debt


8,401



10,071

Other liabilities


553,806



475,580








Total shareholders' equity


2,455,575



2,396,250







Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

12,660,339


$

11,665,624


SCHEDULE IV


FLEX AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO SCHEDULES I, II, & III


(1)

To supplement Flex's unaudited selected financial data presented on a basis consistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), the Company discloses certain non-GAAP financial measures that exclude certain charges, including non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share. These supplemental measures exclude stock-based compensation expense, intangible amortization, other discrete events as applicable and the related tax effects. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with or an alternative for GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. We believe that these non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with Flex's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate Flex's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP measures. We compensate for the limitations of non-GAAP financial measures by relying upon GAAP results to gain a complete picture of the Company's performance.




In calculating non-GAAP financial measures, we exclude certain items to facilitate a review of the comparability of the Company's operating performance on a period-to-period basis because such items are not, in our view, related to the Company's ongoing operational performance. We use non-GAAP measures to evaluate the operating performance of our business, for comparison with forecasts and strategic plans, for calculating return on investment, and for benchmarking performance externally against competitors. In addition, management's incentive compensation is determined using certain non-GAAP measures. Also, when evaluating potential acquisitions, we exclude certain of the items described below from consideration of the target's performance and valuation. Since we find these measures to be useful, we believe that investors benefit from seeing results "through the eyes" of management in addition to seeing GAAP results. We believe that these non-GAAP measures, when read in conjunction with the Company's GAAP financials, provide useful information to investors by offering:




  • the ability to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company's on-going operating results;
  • the ability to better identify trends in the Company's underlying business and perform related trend analyses;
  • a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company's underlying business; and
  • an easier way to compare the Company's operating results against analyst financial models and operating results of competitors that supplement their GAAP results with non-GAAP financial measures.




The following are explanations of each of the adjustments that we incorporate into non-GAAP measures, as well as the reasons for excluding each of these individual items in the reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures:





Stock-based compensation expense consists of non-cash charges for the estimated fair value of stock options and unvested restricted share unit awards granted to employees and assumed in business acquisitions. The Company believes that the exclusion of these charges provides for more accurate comparisons of its operating results to peer companies due to the varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types. In addition, the Company believes it is useful to investors to understand the specific impact stock-based compensation expense has on its operating results.






Intangible amortization consists primarily of non-cash charges that can be impacted by, among other things, the timing and magnitude of acquisitions. The Company considers its operating results without these charges when evaluating its ongoing performance and forecasting its earnings trends, and therefore excludes such charges when presenting non-GAAP financial measures. The Company believes that the assessment of its operations excluding these costs is relevant to its assessment of internal operations and comparisons to the performance of its competitors.






Adjustment for taxes relates to the tax effects of the various adjustments that we incorporate into non-GAAP measures in order to provide a more meaningful measure on non-GAAP net income and certain adjustments related to non-recurring settlements of tax contingencies.





For the second quarter ended September 25, 2015, Free Cash Flow was $143 million consisting of GAAP net cash flows from operating activities of $300 million less purchases of property and equipment, net of proceeds from dispositions, of $157 million. We believe Free Cash Flow is an important liquidity metric because it measures, during a given period, the amount of cash generated that is available to repay debt obligations, make investments, fund acquisitions and for certain other activities. Since Free Cash Flow includes investments in operating assets, we believe this non-GAAP liquidity measure is useful in addition to the most directly comparable GAAP measure – "net cash flows provided by operating activities."



(2)

During the first quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company issued $600 million of 4.750% Notes due in 2025 in a private offering pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act, at a discount of 99.213%.

 

 

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SOURCE Flex