Flextronics Reports Third Quarter Results

January 29, 2014

- Adjusted Operating Profit Increased 18% to $187 million
- Adjusted EPS Increased 18% Sequentially to $0.26
- GAAP EPS Increased 21% Sequentially to $0.23
- Free Cash Flow Generation of $614 million

SAN JOSE, Calif.Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company, today announced results for its third quarter ended December 31, 2013:

 

(US$ in millions, except WASO and EPS)


Three Month Periods Ended



December 31,


September 27,


December 31,

Continuing Operations:


2013


2013


2012

Net sales

$

7,183

$

6,410

$

6,123

Adjusted operating income

$

187

$

159

$

146

GAAP operating income

$

174

$

150

$

35

Adjusted income from continuing operations

$

164

$

134

$

148

GAAP income from continuing operations

$

145

$

118

$

55

Adjusted EPS

$

0.26

$

0.22

$

0.22

GAAP EPS

$

0.23

$

0.19

$

0.08

WASO


619


624


669

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

Third Quarter Results of Operations
Net sales for the third quarter ended December 31, 2013 were $7.2 billion, higher than the Company's previously provided revenue guidance of $6.5 billion to $6.9 billion. The Company's adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.26 in the third quarter ended December 31, 2013 was also higher than the Company's previously provided guidance of $0.21 to $0.25.

Flextronics adjusted operating income increased $28 million or 18% sequentially to $187 million. GAAP operating income of $174 million increased$24 million from $150 million in the prior quarter.

"We continue to generate strong free cash flow. During the quarter, we generated over $760 million of cash from operations which drove $614 million in free cash flow," said Chris Collier, chief financial officer of Flextronics. "We repurchased nearly six million shares during the quarter, bringing our year-to-date stock repurchases to $363 million."

"We delivered strong sequential growth in revenue, operating profit dollars, net income, free cash flow, and EPS, and we remain focused on building the most powerful end-to-end supply chain solutions company in the world for the industries we serve," said Mike McNamara, chief executive officer ofFlextronics.

Guidance
For the fourth quarter ending March 31, 2014, revenue is expected to be in the range of $5.9 billion to $6.3 billion and adjusted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.18 to $0.22 per diluted share. 

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 the Company plans to reduce its workforce and initiate other cost reduction activities. As a result, the Company expects to recognize approximately $30 million to $35 million in pre-tax cash charges comprised primarily of employee severance and benefit costs. These cost reduction activities will yield potential annualized savings of approximately $60 million principally to selling, general and administrative expenses through reduced employee expenses and lower operating costs.

GAAP earnings per share is expected to be lower than the guidance provided herein by approximately $0.05 to $0.06 per diluted share for the costs associated with SG&A reductions, and $0.03 per diluted share for intangible amortization and stock-based compensation expense.

Conference Calls and Web Casts
A conference call hosted by Flextronics'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 third quarter ended December 31, 2013. The conference call will be broadcast via the Internet and may be accessed by logging on to the Company's website at www.flextronics.com. 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 Flextronics 
Flextronics International Ltd. (Reg. No. 199002645H) is a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company that delivers design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics services to a range of industries and end-markets, including data networking, telecom, enterprise computing and storage, industrial, capital equipment, appliances, automation, medical, automotive, aerospace and defense, energy, mobile, computing and other electronic product categories. Flextronics is an industry leader with $24 billion in sales, generated from helping customers design, build, ship, and service their products through an unparalleled network of facilities in approximately 30 countries and across four continents. Flextronics service offerings and vertically integrated component technologies optimize customer supply chains by lowering costs, increasing flexibility, and reducing time-to-market. For more information, visit www.flextronics.com or follow us on Twitter @flextronics.

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; the possibility that benefits of the Company's restructuring actions may not materialize as expected; 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 Form 10-K and 10-Q that we file with theU.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on current expectations and Flextronicsassumes 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

FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)








Three Month Periods Ended




December 31,
2013


September 27
2013


December 31,

2012

GAAP:








Net sales

$

7,183,442

$

6,410,106

$

6,123,321


Cost of sales


6,784,823


6,041,683


5,778,544


Restructuring charges


-


-


98,315


      Gross profit


398,619


368,423


246,462


Selling, general and administrative expenses


224,576


218,500


207,224


Restructuring charges


-


-


4,376


      Operating income


174,043


149,923


34,862


Intangible amortization


5,575


7,718


6,137


Interest and other, net


14,743


13,601


(17,089)


      Income from continuing operations before income taxes


153,725


128,604


45,814


Provision for (benefit from) income taxes


8,568


10,399


(8,782)


     Income from continuing operations


145,157


118,205


54,596


     Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax


-


-


(7,248)


     Net income

$

145,157

$

118,205

$

47,348









EPS:








Income from continuing operations:








GAAP

$

0.23

$

0.19

$

0.08


Non-GAAP

$

0.26

$

0.22

$

0.22


Loss from discontinued operations:








GAAP

$

-

$

-

$

(0.01)


Non-GAAP

$

-

$

-

$

(0.01)


Net income:








GAAP

$

0.23

$

0.19

$

0.07


Non-GAAP

$

0.26

$

0.22

$

0.21










Weighted-average diluted shares used in computing per
share amounts


618,677


623,620


669,488




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

FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Month Periods Ended



December 31,

2013


September 27,

2013


December 31,

2012

GAAP gross profit

$

398,619

$

368,423

$

246,462

     Stock-based compensation expense


1,800


1,866


1,530

     Restructuring charges


-


-


98,315

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

400,419

$

370,289

$

346,307

GAAP SG&A Expenses

$

224,576

$

218,500

$

207,224

     Stock-based compensation expense


11,311


6,851


6,986

Non-GAAP SG&A Expenses

$

213,265

$

211,649

$

200,238

GAAP operating income

$

174,043

$

149,923

$

34,862

     Stock-based compensation expense


13,111


8,717


8,516

     Restructuring charges


-


-


102,691

Non-GAAP operating income

$

187,154

$

158,640

$

146,069

GAAP provision for (benefit from) income taxes

$

8,568

$

10,399

$

(8,782)

     Intangible amortization benefit (2):


-


329


22,507

     Restructuring charges


-


-


1,280

Non-GAAP provision for  income taxes

$

8,568

$

10,728

$

15,005

GAAP income from continuing operations

$

145,157

$

118,205

$

54,596

     Stock-based compensation expense


13,111


8,717


8,516

     Intangible amortization


5,575


7,718


6,137

     Restructuring charges


-


-


102,691

     Adjustments for taxes


-


(329)


(23,787)

Non-GAAP income from continuing operations

$

163,843

$

134,311

$

148,153

GAAP net income

$

145,157

$

118,205

$

47,348

     Stock-based compensation expense


13,111


8,717


8,516

     Intangible amortization


5,575


7,718


6,137

     Restructuring charges


-


-


102,691

     Adjustments for taxes


-


(329)


(23,787)

Non-GAAP net income 

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