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Benchmark Electronics Reports Second Quarter Results
- Revenue of $579 million
- EPS of $0.26 ($0.31 non-GAAP)
- First half revenue mix from higher-value markets of 63%
- Increased operating cash flow to $81 million
- Improved cash conversion cycle to 83 days
- Repurchased $15 million of common stock
PR Newswire
ANGLETON, Texas

ANGLETON, Texas, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.




Three Months Ended





Jun 30,



Mar 31,



Jun 30,


In millions, except EPS


2016



2016



2015


Net sales


$579



$549



$664


Net income


$13



$11



$21


Net income – non-GAAP(1)


$15



$13



$22


Diluted EPS(2)


$0.26



$0.22



$0.40


Diluted EPS – non-GAAP(1) (2)


$0.31



$0.26



$0.42













Operating margin


3.1%



3.0%



3.9%


Operating margin – non-GAAP


3.7%



3.5%



4.2%




(1)

A reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP results is included below.

(2)

Includes stock-based compensation expense of $0.02, $0.03 and $0.02 per diluted share in Q2 2016, Q1 2016 and Q2 2015, respectively.

"Second quarter revenues were $579 million, with non-GAAP EPS of $0.31," said Gayla Delly, Benchmark's President and CEO.  "Our year-over-year revenue from higher-value markets increased from 53% to 63% for the first half of the year driven by the successful transformation of our customer portfolio and the Secure acquisition."

"We are encouraged by the progress of our initiatives to improve our cash conversion cycle from 99 to 83 days.  We have transitioned a number of new programs to more efficient supply chain solutions over the last 18 months, primarily in our international locations and are on track to achieve 75 days as we exit the fourth quarter."

Ms. Delly concluded, "Our balance sheet remains strong, supporting continued investment in our business, strategic growth initiatives and our share repurchase program.  Our results for the quarter show continued progress on our strategy to drive shareholder value, including diversifying our portfolio, executing on our lean and operational initiatives and managing our working capital.  While our third quarter outlook reflects caution from customer forecasts, we remain committed to delivering higher returns on invested capital through better operating margins and working capital management."

Second Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights

  • Operating margin was 3.1% (non-GAAP 3.7%).
  • Cash flows from operating activities were $81 million during the quarter and $158 million through the first half of the year.
  • Common stock repurchases totaled $15 million or 750,000 shares. The amount remaining under our current share repurchase plan is $105 million.
  • Cash conversion cycle improved 16 days from 99 at March 31, 2016 to 83 days at June 30, 2016.
  • Cash was $573 million at June 30, of which $535 million was held outside the U.S.

"We continue to deliver strong cash flows from operations, which in the second quarter totaled  $81 million and free cash flow of $73 million," said Don Adam, Benchmark's CFO.  "During the second quarter we repurchased $15 million of common stock, which represents the 36th consecutive quarter of share buybacks."

Cash Conversion Cycle



Jun 30,


Mar 31,


Jun 30,



2016


2016


2015

Accounts receivable days


66


68


68

Inventory days


64


70


66

Accounts payable days


(47)


(39)


(43)



83


99


91

Second Quarter 2016 Industry Sector Update

Revenue by industry sector (dollars in millions) was as follows.




Jun 30,




Mar 31,




Jun 30,



Higher-Value Markets


2016




2016




2015


Industrials

$

214


37

%


$

213


39

%


$

201


30

%

Medical


92


16




83


15




90


14


Test & Instrumentation


60


10




53


10




59


9




$

366


63

%


$

349


64

%


$

350


53

%










































Jun 30,




Mar 31,




Jun 30,



Traditional Markets


2016




2016




2015


Computing

$

120


21

%


$

98


18

%


$

137


20

%

Telecommunications


93


16




102


18




177


27




$

213


37

%


$

200


36

%


$

314


47

%


Total

$

579


100

%


$

549


100

%


$

664


100

%

Revenues across all sectors improved quarter-over-quarter, other than Telecommunications, which declined as projected.  Among the higher-value markets, Medical and Test & Instrumentation performed better than expected, while product qualification delays reduced revenues to Industrials primarily in the aerospace and defense markets.  Computing revenues were higher than anticipated with strong late-quarter demand.

Second Quarter 2016 Bookings Update

  • New program bookings were $105 to $130 million.
  • 12 engineering awards supporting early engagement opportunities.
  • 33 manufacturing wins across all market sectors.

The Company projects new program bookings for the second quarter will result in annualized revenue of $105 to $130 million when fully launched in the next 12-18 months.  The new program bookings align with Benchmark's strategic focus in higher-value markets.  For the last 12 months, 77% of new bookings came from these targeted growth markets.

Third Quarter 2016 Outlook

  • Revenue between $570-$600 million.
  • Diluted GAAP earnings per share between $0.28-$0.33.
  • Diluted non-GAAP earnings per share between $0.33-$0.38 (excluding restructuring charges and amortization of intangibles expected to approximate $0.05 per share). The income tax impact of the non-GAAP adjustments using the applicable effective tax rates is $0.02 per share.
  • Beginning with the third quarter, our non-GAAP EPS outlook excludes the impact of the amortization of intangibles of approximately $3 million or $0.04 per share net of tax.

Second Quarter 2016 Results Conference Call Details

A conference call hosted by Benchmark management will be held today at 10:00 am CT (11:00 am ET) to discuss the Company's financial results and outlook.  This call will be broadcast via the internet and may be accessed by logging on to the Company's website at www.bench.com.

About Benchmark Electronics, Inc.

Benchmark provides integrated manufacturing, design and engineering services to original equipment manufacturers of industrial equipment (including equipment for the aerospace and defense industries), telecommunication equipment, computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, and test and instrumentation products.  Benchmark's global operations include facilities in seven countries, and its 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 do not follow U.S. 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.  Management discloses non-GAAP information to provide investors with additional information to analyze the Company's performance and underlying trends.  Management uses non-GAAP measures of net income and earnings per share that exclude certain items in order to better assess operating performance and help investors compare results with our previous guidance.  Benchmark's non-GAAP information is not necessarily comparable to the non-GAAP information used by 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 a measure of the Company's profitability or liquidity. Readers should consider the types of events and transactions for which adjustments have been made.

The press release also references "free cash flow", which the Company defines as cash flow from operations less additions to property, plant and equipment and purchased software, which aggregated $8 million in the second quarter.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press 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," "plan," "anticipate," "project," "predict," "goals" and similar terms, and the negatives thereof, often identify forward-looking statements, which are not limited to historical facts.  The Company's forward-looking statements include, among other things, the statement "we are on track to achieve 75 days as we exit the fourth quarter"; projections relating to capital expenditures, strategic growth initiatives, share repurchases, improving shareholder value, portfolio diversification, cost and operating efficiencies, working capital improvements and increasing operating margins; and third quarter 2016 revenues and diluted earnings per share.  Although Benchmark believes these statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, they involve risks and uncertainties relating to our operations, markets and business environment generally.  If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materializes or 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 hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update them.  Readers are advised to consult further disclosures on related subjects, particularly in Item 1A, "Risk Factors" of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, 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



Six Months Ended




Jun 30,


Mar 31,


Jun 30,



June 30,




2016


2016


2015



2016


2015














Income from operations (GAAP)

$

17,740

$

16,268

$

26,208


$

34,008

$

44,916

Restructuring charges and other costs


3,602


2,789


1,588



6,391


6,457

Non-GAAP income from operations

$

21,342

$

19,057

$

27,796


$

40,399

$

51,373



























Net income (GAAP)

$

12,685

$

11,052

$

21,210


$

23,737

$

35,415

Restructuring charges and other costs


3,602


2,789


1,588



6,391


6,457

Income tax adjustments(1)


(1,078)


(691)


(816)



(1,769)


(2,089)

Non-GAAP net income

$

15,209

$

13,150

$

21,982


$

28,359

$

39,783














Earnings per share: (GAAP)













Basic

$

0.26

$

0.22

$

0.41


$

0.48

$

0.68


Diluted

$

0.26

$

0.22

$

0.40


$

0.47

$

0.67














Earnings per share: (Non-GAAP)













Basic

$

0.31

$

0.26

$

0.42


$

0.57

$

0.76


Diluted

$

0.31

$

0.26

$

0.42


$

0.57

$

0.75














Weighted-average number of shares used in calculating earnings per share:






















Basic


49,323


49,848


52,180



49,586


52,321


Diluted


49,667


50,287


52,671



50,042


52,884



(1)     

This amount represents the tax impact of the non-GAAP adjustments using the applicable effective tax rates.

 

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries












Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(Amounts in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

(UNAUDITED)





Three Months Ended



Six Months Ended




June 30,



June 30,



2016


2015



2016


2015

Sales

$

579,342

$

664,038


$

1,128,567

$

1,284,963

Cost of sales


526,658


608,322



1,025,573


1,177,468


Gross profit


52,684


55,716



102,994


107,495

Selling, general and administrative expenses


31,342


27,920



62,595


56,122

Restructuring charges and other costs


3,602


1,588



6,391


6,457


Income from operations


17,740


26,208



34,008


44,916

Interest expense


(2,299)


(497)



(4,633)


(932)

Interest income


329


293



593


725

Other income (expense), net


71


596



(152)


(461)


Income before income taxes


15,841


26,600



29,816


44,248

Income tax expense


3,156


5,390



6,079


8,833


Net income

$

12,685

$

21,210


$

23,737

$

35,415












Earnings per share:











Basic

$

0.26

$

0.41


$

0.48

$

0.68


Diluted

$

0.26

$

0.40


$

0.47

$

0.67












Weighted-average number of shares used in calculating earnings per share:


















Basic


49,323


52,180



49,586


52,321


Diluted


49,667


52,671



50,042


52,884











Supplementary income statement table










   Amortization expense was as follows:











Amortization of intangibles

$

2,972

$

1,111


$

5,775

$

1,936


Other amortization


482


386



965


766


   Total

$

3,454

$

1,497


$

6,740

$

2,702












 

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries









Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)






June 30,


December 31,






2016


2015






(unaudited)



Assets






Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents

$

573,248

$

465,995



Accounts receivable, net


421,939


479,140



Inventories


375,085


411,986



Other current assets


37,826


31,507




Total current assets


1,408,098


1,388,628


Property, plant and equipment, net


170,602


178,170


Goodwill and other, net


321,449


327,080




Total assets

$

1,900,149

$

1,893,878









Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity






Current liabilities:







Current installments of long-term debt and capital lease obligations

$

12,336

$

12,284



Accounts payable


272,970


251,163



Accrued liabilities


62,036


69,647




Total current liabilities


347,342


333,094


Long-term debt and capital lease obligations, less current installments


217,086


222,909


Other long-term liabilities


17,604


15,971


Shareholders' equity


1,318,117


1,321,904




Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

1,900,149

$

1,893,878

 

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries


Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(UNAUDITED)




Six Months Ended



June 30,



2016


2015

Cash flows from operating activities:   






Net income

$

23,737

$

35,415


Depreciation and amortization


27,900


24,480


Stock-based compensation expense


3,981


4,020


Accounts receivable, net


57,044


18,606


Inventories


37,034


(44,446)


Accounts payable


23,084


3,441


Other changes in working capital and other


(15,182)


(403)


   Net cash provided by operations


157,598


41,113







Cash flows from investing activities:   






Additions to property, plant and equipment and software


(16,203)


(25,006)


Other investing activities, net


305


489


   Net cash used in investing activities


(15,898)


(24,517)






Cash flows from financing activities:   






Share repurchases  


(29,315)


(34,558)


Other financing activities, net


(5,204)


1,484


   Net cash used in financing activities


(34,519)


(33,074)

Effect of exchange rate changes


72


(1,583)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


107,253


(18,061)


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year


465,995


427,376


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

573,248

$

409,315

 

SOURCE Benchmark Electronics, Inc.

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