BHE
$33.60
Benchmark Electronics
($.05)
(.15%)
Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 4:05:00 PM
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Summary

Benchmark Electronics Guides Below Estimates

Benchmark Electronics (BHE) reported 2nd Quarter June 2017 earnings of $0.38 per share on revenue of $616.9 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.33 per share. Revenue grew 6.5% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects third quarter earnings of $0.32 to $0.36 per share on revenue of $575.0 million to $595.0 million. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.37 per share on revenue of $597.4 million for the quarter ending September 30, 2017.

Benchmark Electronics Inc is engaged in the business of manufacturing electronics and it provides its services to original equipment manufacturers of computers and related products.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.38
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.33
Reported Revenue
$616.9 Mil
Revenue Estimate
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Benchmark Electronics Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (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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