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Benchmark Electronics Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results
- Quarterly revenue of $617 million
- Quarterly operating margin of 3.6% (4.1% non-GAAP)
- Quarterly EPS of $0.34 ($0.38 non-GAAP)
- Improved cash conversion cycle to 65 days
- Operating cash flow of $15 million
PR Newswire
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.




Three Months Ended





Jun 30,



Mar 31,



Jun 30,


In millions, except EPS


2017



2017



2016


Net sales


$617



$567



$579


Net income


$17



$10



$13


Net income – non-GAAP


$19



$17



$17


Diluted EPS


$0.34



$0.19



$0.26


Diluted EPS – non-GAAP


$0.38



$0.34



$0.35













Operating margin


3.6%



2.2%



3.1%


Operating margin – non-GAAP


4.1%



3.8%



4.2%


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

"I am very pleased with our second quarter performance; the Company delivered on its commitments and posted strong operational results for the quarter.  Revenue exceeded guidance and reflected year-on-year growth for the second consecutive quarter.  Non-GAAP EPS of $0.38 exceeded the high end of our guidance by $0.03; cash cycle days ended at 65 days, well below our 70 day target; and we achieved 9.5% ROIC, a 50 bps quarter-over-quarter improvement," said Paul Tufano, Benchmark's President and CEO.

"We remain focused on the key initiatives to transform and reposition the Company to achieve our long-term business model objectives, namely the optimization of our global network, the implementation of our market-sector sales organization and the expansion of our engineering solutions capability," added Tufano.  "We are in the process of relocating our corporate headquarters to Arizona and anticipate that the majority of this move will be completed in the third quarter.  I am also very pleased to have Mike Buseman join us as our new head of Global Operations.  Under Mike's leadership, we will look to accelerate our initiatives related to operational excellence and customer experience.  Additionally, our market-sector sales focus is beginning to yield new customer growth, especially in our targeted higher-value markets, as reflected in our bookings for the quarter.  We continue to emphasize engineering-led customer engagements and are aggressively expanding our offerings to provide higher-value propositions to current and potential customers."

Second Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights

  • Operating margin was 3.6% (non-GAAP 4.1%).
  • Cash flows from operating activities were $15 million.
  • Cash conversion cycle improved 18 days from 83 at June 30, 2016 to 65 days at June 30, 2017.
  • Cash was $749 million at June 30, of which $92 million was available in the U.S.

Cash Conversion Cycle



Jun 30,




Mar 31,




Jun 30,




2017




2017




2016


Accounts receivable days


57




61




66


Inventory days


67




70




64


Accounts payable days


(55)




(60)




(47)


Customer deposits


(4)




(4)




-




65




67




83


Second Quarter 2017 Industry Sector Update
Revenue by industry sector (dollars in millions) was as follows.




Jun 30,




Mar 31,




Jun 30,



Higher-Value Markets


2017




2017




2016


Industrials

$

124


20

%


$

118


21

%


$

144


25

%

A&D


100


16




104


18




86


15


Medical


86


14




86


15




92


16


Test & Instrumentation


89


15




77


14




60


10




$

399


65

%


$

385


68

%


$

382


66

%










































Jun 30,




Mar 31,




Jun 30,



Traditional Markets


2017




2017




2016


Computing

$

142


23

%


$

101


18

%


$

110


19

%

Telecommunications


76


12




81


14




87


15




$

218


35

%


$

182


32

%


$

197


34

%


Total

$

617


100

%


$

567


100

%


$

579


100

%

Overall revenue increased 6% year-over-year driven by continued strong demand in Test & Instrumentation serving the semi-capital equipment market, Computing growth from existing storage and new security customers, and Aerospace and Defense (A&D) growth from defense programs. Industrials and Medical growth remained muted year-over-year from softness across several of our top customers.

Second Quarter 2017 Bookings Update

  • New program bookings of $129 to $155 million.
  • 14 engineering awards supporting early engagement opportunities.
  • 25 manufacturing wins across all market sectors.

The Company projects that new program bookings for the second quarter will result in annualized revenue of $129 to $155 million when fully launched in the next 12-18 months.  The new program bookings align with Benchmark's strategic focus on higher-value markets.

Third Quarter 2017 Outlook

  • Revenue between $575 - $595 million.
  • Diluted GAAP earnings per share between $0.29 - $0.33.
  • Diluted non-GAAP earnings per share between $0.32 - $0.36 (excluding restructuring charges and amortization of intangibles expected to approximate $0.03 per share). The income tax impact of the non-GAAP adjustments using the applicable effective tax rates is $0.03 per share.

Second Quarter 2017 Results Conference Call Details
A conference call hosted by Benchmark management will be held today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time 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 worldwide integrated electronics manufacturing services (EMS), engineering and design services, and precision machining services to original equipment manufacturers in the following industries: industrial controls, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, and test and instrumentation.  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 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 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.

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," "targeting" 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, projections relating to the future value of bookings and third quarter 2017 revenues and diluted earnings per share.  Although Benchmark believes these statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, they involve risks and uncertainties relating to 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, 2016, 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,




2017


2017


2016



2017


2016














Income from operations (GAAP)

$

22,227

$

12,417

$

17,740


$

34,644

$

34,008

Restructuring charges and other costs


1,544


1,511


3,602



3,055


6,391

Customer insolvency (recovery)


(710)


5,120


-



4,410


-

Amortization of intangible assets


2,481


2,481


2,972



4,962


5,775

Non-GAAP income from operations

$

25,542

$

21,529

$

24,314


$

47,071

$

46,174



























Net income (GAAP)

$

17,176

$

9,687

$

12,685


$

26,863

$

23,737

Restructuring charges and other costs


1,544


1,511


3,602



3,055


6,391

Customer insolvency (recovery)


(710)


5,120


-



4,410


-

Amortization of intangible assets


2,481


2,481


2,972



4,962


5,775

Income tax adjustments(1)


(1,265)


(1,580)


(2,087)



(2,845)


(3,729)

Non-GAAP net income

$

19,226

$

17,219

$

17,172


$

36,445

$

32,174














Earnings per share: (GAAP)













Basic

$

0.35

$

0.20

$

0.26


$

0.54

$

0.48


Diluted

$

0.34

$

0.19

$

0.26


$

0.54

$

0.47














Earnings per share: (Non-GAAP)













Basic

$

0.39

$

0.35

$

0.35


$

0.73

$

0.65


Diluted

$

0.38

$

0.34

$

0.35


$

0.73

$

0.64














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












Basic


49,766


49,511


49,323



49,640


49,586


Diluted


50,239


50,080


49,667



50,209


50,042



(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,



2017


2016



2017


2016

Sales

$

616,904

$

579,342


$

1,183,405

$

1,128,567

Cost of sales


558,317


526,488



1,075,758


1,025,396


Gross profit


58,587


52,854



107,647


103,171

Selling, general and administrative expenses


32,335


28,540



64,986


56,997

Amortization of intangible assets


2,481


2,972



4,962


5,775

Restructuring charges and other costs


1,544


3,602



3,055


6,391


Income from operations


22,227


17,740



34,644


34,008

Interest expense


(2,312)


(2,299)



(4,537)


(4,633)

Interest income


1,213


329



2,287


593

Other income (expense), net


(830)


71



(911)


(152)


Income before income taxes


20,298


15,841



31,483


29,816

Income tax expense


3,122


3,156



4,620


6,079


Net income

$

17,176

$

12,685


$

26,863

$

23,737












Earnings per share:











Basic

$

0.35

$

0.26


$

0.54

$

0.48


Diluted

$

0.34

$

0.26


$

0.54

$

0.47












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










Basic


49,766


49,323



49,640


49,586


Diluted


50,239


49,667



50,209


50,042

 

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries










Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(UNAUDITED)

(in thousands)







June 30,


December 31,







2017


2016

Assets






Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents

$

749,311

$

681,433



Accounts receivable, net


391,830


440,692



Inventories


416,030


381,334



Other current assets


40,473


28,203





Total current assets


1,597,644


1,531,662


Property, plant and equipment, net


172,080


166,148


Goodwill and other, net


294,716


300,858





Total assets

$

2,064,440

$

1,998,668










Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity






Current liabilities:







Current installments of long-term debt and capital lease obligations

$

15,333

$

12,396



Accounts payable


343,241


326,249



Accrued liabilities


87,548


73,736





Total current liabilities


446,122


412,381


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


202,122


211,252


Other long-term liabilities


10,359


9,570


Shareholders' equity


1,405,837


1,365,465





Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

2,064,440

$

1,998,668

 

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries










Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(UNAUDITED)
















Six Months Ended







June 30,







2017


2016

Cash flows from operating activities:   






Net income

$

26,863

$

23,737


Depreciation and amortization


24,317


27,900


Stock-based compensation expense


4,505


3,981


Accounts receivable, net


49,394


57,044


Inventories


(34,218)


37,034


Accounts payable


16,675


23,084


Other changes in working capital and other


4,993


(14,646)


     Net cash provided by operations


92,529


158,134







Cash flows from investing activities:   






Additions to property, plant and equipment and software


(26,379)


(16,203)


Other investing activities, net


380


305


     Net cash used in investing activities


(25,999)


(15,898)










Cash flows from financing activities:   






Share repurchases  


(2,000)


(29,315)


Net debt activity


(6,185)


(6,149)


Other financing activities, net


7,282


409


     Net cash used in financing activities


(903)


(35,055)

Effect of exchange rate changes   


2,251


72

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents


67,878


107,253


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year


681,433


465,995


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

749,311

$

573,248

 

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