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Benchmark Electronics Reports Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2012
PR Newswire
ANGLETON, Texas

ANGLETON, Texas, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a leading integrated contract manufacturing provider, today announced financial results for the first quarter which ended March 31, 2012.

First Quarter 2012 Results


Three Months Ended


March 31,

December 31,

March 31,


2012

2011

2011

Net Sales (in millions)

$593

$559

$538

Net Income (in millions)

$6

$3

$15

Net Income – non-GAAP (in millions)

$14

$10

$15

Diluted EPS

$0.10

$0.05

$0.24

Diluted EPS – non-GAAP

$0.25

$0.17

$0.24

Operating margin (%)

1.3%

0.0%

2.9%

Operating margin – non-GAAP

3.0%

1.2%

2.9%

First Quarter 2012 Highlights

  • Revenue of $593 million increased 6% and 10%, respectively, over Q4 and Q1 of 2011.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.25 increased 47% and 4%, respectively, over Q4 and Q1 of 2011.
  • Operating margin for the first quarter was 3.0% excluding restructuring and Thailand flood related charges of $10 million.
  • Thailand flood related charges consist of costs directly attributable to the Thailand flood which are expected to be recovered from insurance in subsequent periods.
  • Cash flows used in operating activities for Q1 2012 were approximately $24 million.
  • Cash and long-term investments balance was $282 million at March 31, 2012. Long-term investments consist of $25 million of auction rate securities.
  • Accounts receivable was $476 million at March 31, 2012; calculated days sales outstanding were 72 days compared to 69 days at December 31, 2011.
  • Inventory was $404 million at March 31, 2012; inventory turns improved to 5.5 times from 5. 4 at December 31, 2011 and 5.1 at March 31, 2011.
  • Repurchases of common shares for the first quarter totaled $4 million or 0.3 million shares.

"We are extremely pleased with the improvement in the operating margin this quarter. Our margin increase was achieved through revenue growth driven by new program ramps, the Thailand recovery and the diligent focus of our global operations team," said Gayla J. Delly, the Company's President and CEO. "We have made great progress, consistent with our plans, in the ongoing recovery from the Thailand flood. We are appreciative of the contributions from our global teams in this effort.  In the second quarter, the favorable impacts of new program ramps and end market demand stability are expected to continue."

First Quarter Industry Sector Update
The following table sets forth revenue by industry sector for the quarters ended March 31, 2012, December 31, 2011 and March 31, 2011.


March 31,

December 31,

March 31,


2012

2011

2011

Computers and related products




  for business enterprises

31%

34%

27%

Industrial control equipment

27%

29%

28%

Telecommunications equipment

25%

20%

23%

Medical devices

9%

9%

9%

Testing and instrumentation products

8%

8%

13%

Second Quarter 2012 Outlook

  • Revenue between $595 and $625 million
  • Diluted earnings per share between $0.26 and $0.30 (excluding restructuring and Thailand flood related charges)

Conference Call Details
A conference call hosted by Benchmark management will be held today at 10:00 am (Central time) to discuss the financial results of the Company and its future outlook. This call will be broadcast via the Internet and may be accessed by logging on to our website at www.bench.com.

About Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
Benchmark Electronics, Inc. provides integrated manufacturing, design and engineering services to original equipment manufacturers of computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, industrial control equipment (which includes equipment for the aerospace and defense industry), testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunication equipment. Benchmark's global operations include 21 facilities in nine countries. Benchmark's Common Shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BHE.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes financial measures for earnings and earnings per share that exclude certain items and therefore are not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). A detailed reconciliation between the GAAP results and results excluding special items (non-GAAP) is included at the end of this press release. By disclosing this non-GAAP information, management intends to provide investors with additional information to further analyze the company's performance and underlying trends. Management utilizes a measure of net income and earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis that excludes certain items to better assess operating performance and to help investors compare our results with our previous guidance. The non-GAAP information included in this press release is not necessarily comparable to non-GAAP information of other companies. Non-GAAP information should not be viewed as a substitute for, or superior to, net income or other data prepared in accordance with GAAP as measures of our profitability or liquidity. Users of this financial information should consider the types of events and transactions for which adjustments have been made.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the scope of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The words "expect," "estimate," "anticipate," "predict," and similar expressions, and the negatives of such expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements may be deemed to include, among other things, the statement "in the second quarter, the favorable impacts of new program ramps and end market demand stability are expected to continue", our sales and diluted earnings per share (excluding special items) guidance for the second quarter of 2012, as well as other statements, express or implied, concerning: the impact of the flooding of our manufacturing facilities in Ayudhaya, Thailand, the potential recovery of insurance proceeds, and the potential related effects on our future revenues; future operating results or the ability to generate sales, income or cash flow; and Benchmark's business and growth strategies, including expected internal growth and performance goals. Although Benchmark believes that these statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, such statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those indicated.

All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to Benchmark as of the date of this release, and Benchmark assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Persons are advised to consult further disclosures on related subjects in Benchmark's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in its press releases.

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Results

(Amounts in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

(UNAUDITED)









Three Months Ended



March 31,




2012


2011







Income (loss) from operations (GAAP)


$

7,825

$

15,781

Restructuring charges



(36)


Thailand flood related charges



10,218








Non-GAAP income from operations


$

18,007

$

15,781



















Net income (GAAP)


$

5,598

$

14,513

Restructuring charges, net of tax



(126)


Thailand flood related charges



9,002








Non-GAAP net income


$

14,474

$

14,513



















Earnings per share: (GAAP)






    Basic


$

0.10

$

0.24

    Diluted


$

0.10

$

0.24







Earnings per share: (Non-GAAP)






    Basic


$

0.25

$

0.24

    Diluted


$

0.25

$

0.24







Weighted average shares used in calculating






     earnings per share:






    Basic



57,484


60,919

    Diluted



57,853


61,482










Benchmark Electronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Income

(Amounts in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

(UNAUDITED)


Three Months Ended


March 31,



2012


2011

Net sales

$

593,417

$

538,312

Cost of sales


552,909


500,688

      Gross profit


40,508


37,624

Selling, general and administrative expenses


22,501


21,843

Restructuring charges


(36)


Thailand flood related charges 


10,218


      Income from operations


7,825


15,781






Other income (expense):





   Interest income


378


404

   Interest expense


(325)


(332)

   Other


366


(435)

Total other income (expense), net


419


(363)

      Income before income taxes


8,244


15,418

 

Income tax expense


2,646


905

      Net income

$

5,598

$

14,513

 

Denominator for basic earnings per share -

   weighted average number of common shares

  outstanding during the period


57,484


60,919

Incremental common shares attributable to

  restricted shares and the exercise of

  outstanding equity instruments


369


563

Denominator for diluted earnings per share


57,853


61,482

 

Earnings per share:





      Basic

$

0.10

$

0.24

      Diluted

$

0.10

$

0.24

The results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 reflect corrections to the Company's prior period financial statements, related to inventory and accounts payable balances, that the Company deems immaterial. The aggregate impact of these corrections on earnings per share was $0.01 for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.



Benchmark Electronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

March 31, 2012

(Amounts in Thousands)

(UNAUDITED)





Assets




Current assets:




Cash and cash-equivalents


$

256,668

Accounts receivable, net



475,739

Inventories, net



403,989

Other current assets



82,252





Total current assets



1,218,648





Long-term investments



25,294

Property, plant and equipment, net



167,853

Other assets, net



72,202

Goodwill, net



37,912









Total assets


$

1,521,909





Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity




Current liabilities:




Current installments of capital lease obligations


$

437

Accounts payable



301,988

Accrued liabilities



63,042





Total current liabilities



365,467





Capital lease obligations, less current installments



10,488

Other long-term liabilities



22,142

Shareholders' equity



1,123,812









Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

1,521,909





SOURCE Benchmark Electronics, Inc.

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