PLXS
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Plexus Cp
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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter June 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 4:02:18 PM
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Summary

Plexus Guides In-line

Plexus Cp (PLXS) reported 3rd Quarter June 2016 earnings of $0.82 per share on revenue of $667.6 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.76 per share on revenue of $655.4 million. Revenue fell 0.3% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $0.76 to $0.84 per share on revenue of $655.0 million to $685.0 million. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.79 per share on revenue of $675.8 million for the quarter ending September 30, 2016.

Plexus Corp and its subsidiaries participate in the electronic manufacturing services industry. It delivers optimized product realization solutions through a product realization value stream services model.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.82
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.76
Reported Revenue
$667.6 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$655.4 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Plexus Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Fiscal third quarter 2016 revenue of $668 million

GAAP diluted EPS of $0.76, non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.82, excluding $0.06 per share of restructuring charges

Initiates fiscal fourth quarter 2016 revenue guidance of $655 - $685 million with non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.76 to $0.84, excluding any restructuring or other special items

Plexus (PLXS) today announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended July 2, 2016, and guidance for its fiscal fourth quarter ending October 1, 2016.

Three Months Ended
Jul 2, 2016
Jul 2, 2016
Oct 1, 2016
Q3F16 Results
Q3F16 Guidance
Q4F16 Guidance
Summary GAAP Items
Revenue (in millions)
$
668
$640 to $670
$655 to $685
Operating margin
4.6
%
Diluted EPS (3)
$
0.76
Summary Non-GAAP Items (1)
Non-GAAP operating margin (2)
4.9
%
4.7% to 5.0%
4.8% to 5.1%(4)
Non-GAAP diluted EPS (2)(3)
$
0.82
$0.73 to $0.81
$0.76 to $0.84(4)
Return on invested capital (ROIC)
13.0
%
Economic Return
2.0
%
(1)Refer to Non-GAAP Supplemental Information Tables 1 and 2 for a reconciliation to GAAP measures.
(2)Excludes restructuring charges of $1.8 million or $0.06 per share for the three months ended July 2, 2016.
(3)Includes stock-based compensation expense of $0.11 for Q3F16 results and $0.11 for Q4F16 guidance.
(4)Because potential charges related to restructuring or special items are not known at this time, the Company cannot reasonably provide a reconciliation to GAAP guidance.

Additional Fiscal Third Quarter 2016 Information

Won 46 programs during the quarter representing approximately $194 million in annualized revenue when fully ramped into production

-- Trailing four quarter wins total approximately $714 million in annualized revenue

-- Purchased $7.2 million of our shares at an average price of $42.13 per share

Dean Foate, Chairman, President and CEO, commented, "We delivered a solid fiscal third quarter with revenue up 8% sequentially and operating margin nicely in our target range. Relative to our guidance, revenue was at the high-end while our strong margin performance pushed our non-GAAP diluted EPS result a penny above the range. Improved operating performance and efficient management of working capital enabled us to deliver ROIC performance of 13%, or 200 basis points above our weighted average cost of capital."

Patrick Jermain, Senior Vice President and CFO, commented, "We improved our cash cycle sequentially by 3 days during the fiscal third quarter and generated strong cash flows from operations. The improved cash cycle, in addition to a modest level of capital spending, drove free cash flow above our guidance to $24 million during the quarter." Mr. Jermain continued, "In anticipation of future growth, and in part to support our previously announced $150 million share repurchase program, on July 5, 2016, we amended our credit agreement. We increased the maximum commitment under the unsecured credit facility to $300 million and extended the maturity to July 2021. These modifications extend our favorable pricing structure and support our overall strategic capital allocation plans."

Todd Kelsey, Executive Vice President and COO, commented, "Looking forward to our fiscal fourth quarter of 2016, we are guiding revenue of $655 to $685 million as we anticipate new program ramps in our Industrial/Commercial and Defense/Security/Aerospace market sectors will offset end-market weakness in our Networking/Communications sector. At this revenue level, with continuing strong operating performance, we expect diluted EPS in the range of $0.76 to $0.84 for the fiscal fourth quarter, before any restructuring or special items."

Quarterly Comparison
Three Months Ended
Jul 2, 2016
Apr 2, 2016
Jul 4, 2015
(in thousands, except EPS) Q3F16
Q2F16
Q3F15
Revenue
$
667,616
$
618,660
$
669,585
Gross profit
$
62,498
$
53,272
$
59,087
Operating profit
$
30,918
$
23,346
$
28,631
Net income
$
26,099
$
16,787
$
23,794
Diluted EPS
$
0.76
$
0.50
$
0.69
Adjusted net income*
$
27,904
$
18,704
$
23,794
Non-GAAP diluted EPS*
$
0.82
$
0.55
$
0.69
Gross margin
9.4
%
8.6
%
8.8
%
Operating margin
4.6
%
3.8
%
4.3
%
Adjusted operating margin*
4.9
%
4.1
%
4.3
%
ROIC*
13.0
%
11.6
%
14.1
%
Economic Return*
2.0
%
0.6
%
3.1
%
*Refer to Non-GAAP Supplemental Information Tables 1 and 2 for a reconciliation to GAAP measures

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Plexus provides non-GAAP supplemental information, such as ROIC, Economic Return, and free cash flow, because such measures are used for internal management goals and decision making, and because they provide management and investors additional insight into financial performance. In addition, management uses these and other non-GAAP measures, such as adjusted net income and adjusted operating margin, to provide a better understanding of core performance for purposes of period-to-period comparisons. Plexus believes that these measures are also useful to investors because they provide further insight by eliminating the effect of items that are not reflective of continuing operations. For a full reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to comparable GAAP measures, please refer to the attached non-GAAP supplemental data. As noted above, because potential restructuring charges or special items are not known at this time, the Company cannot provide a reconciliation of non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS guidance to GAAP diluted EPS without unreasonable efforts.

Market Sector Breakout

Plexus reports revenue based on the market sector breakout set forth in the table below, which reflects the Company’s global market sector focused business development strategy. The Company measures operational performance and allocates resources on a geographic segment basis. Please refer to the attached supplemental information for a breakout of revenue by reportable geographic segments. Top 10 customers comprised 60% of revenue during the quarter, up two percentage points from the prior quarter.

Market Sector ($ in millions) Three Months Ended
Jul 2, 2016
Apr 2, 2016
Jul 4, 2015
Q3F16
Q2F16
Q3F15
Networking/Communications
$
156
23 %
$
157
25 %
$
222
33 %
Healthcare/Life Sciences
207
31 %
190
31 %
180
27 %
Industrial/Commercial
202
30 %
169
27 %
176
26 %
Defense/Security/Aerospace
103
16 %
103
17 %
92
14 %
Total Revenue
$
668
$
619
$
670

Fiscal Third Quarter 2016 Non-GAAP Supplemental Information

ROIC and Economic Return

ROIC for the fiscal third quarter of 2016 was 13.0%. The Company defines ROIC as tax-effected annualized adjusted operating profit, divided by average invested capital over a four-quarter period for the third quarter. Invested capital is defined as equity plus debt, less cash and cash equivalents. The Company’s fiscal 2016 weighted average cost of capital was 11.0%. ROIC for the third quarter less the Company’s weighted average cost of capital resulted in an economic return of 2.0%.

Cash Conversion Cycle
Three Months Ended
Jul 2, 2016
Apr 2, 2016
Jul 4, 2015
Q3F16
Q2F16
Q3F15
Days in Accounts Receivable
51
48
48
Days in Inventory
87
91
88
Days in Accounts Payable
(62
)
(62
)
(62
)
Days in Cash Deposits
(13
)
(11
)
(12
)
Annualized Cash Cycle*
63
66
62
*We calculate cash cycle as the sum of days in accounts receivable and days in inventory, less days in accounts payable and days in cash deposits.

Free Cash Flow Calculation

The Company defines free cash flow as cash flows provided by operations less capital expenditures. For the three months ended July 2, 2016, cash flows provided by operations was $31.3 million, less capital expenditures of $7.0 million, resulting in free cash flow of $24.3 million. For the nine months ended July 2, 2016, cash flows provided by operations was $122.6 million, less capital expenditures of $23.8 million, resulting in free cash flow of $98.8 million.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

What:
Plexus Fiscal Q3 2016 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast
When:
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time
Where:
Participants are encouraged to join the live webcast at the investor relations section of the Plexus website, www.plexus.com or directly at: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/wxbp3ryg/lan/en
Conference call at +1.800.708.4539 with passcode: 42806241
Replay: The webcast will be archived on the Plexus website and available via telephone replay at +1.888.843.7419 or +1.630.652.3042 with passcode: 42806241

About Plexus - The Product Realization Company

Plexus (www.plexus.com) delivers optimized Product Realization solutions through a unique Product Realization Value Stream service model. This customer-focused services model seamlessly integrates innovative product conceptualization, design, commercialization, manufacturing, fulfillment and sustaining services to deliver comprehensive end-to-end solutions for customers in the America, European and Asia-Pacific regions.

Plexus is the industry leader in servicing mid-to-low volume, higher complexity customer programs characterized by unique flexibility, technology, quality and regulatory requirements. Award-winning customer service is provided to over 140 branded product companies in the Networking/ Communications, Healthcare/Life Sciences, Industrial/Commercial and Defense/Security/Aerospace market sectors.

Safe Harbor and Fair Disclosure Statement

The statements contained in this press release that are guidance or which are not historical facts (such as statements in the future tense and statements including believe, expect, intend, plan, anticipate, goal, target and similar terms and concepts), including all discussions of periods which are not yet completed, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the risk of customer delays, changes, cancellations or forecast inaccuracies in both ongoing and new programs; the lack of visibility of future orders, particularly in view of changing economic conditions; the economic performance of the industries, sectors and customers we serve; the effects of the volume of revenue from certain sectors or programs on our margins in particular periods; our ability to secure new customers, maintain our current customer base and deliver product on a timely basis; the particular risks relative to new or recent customers, programs or services, which risks include customer and other delays, start-up costs, potential inability to execute, the establishment of appropriate terms of agreements, and the lack of a track record of order volume and timing; the risks of concentration of work for certain customers; the effect of start-up costs of new programs and facilities; possible unexpected costs and operating disruption in transitioning programs, including as a result of a facility closure; the risk that new program wins and/or customer demand may not result in the expected revenue or profitability; the fact that customer orders may not lead to long-term relationships; our ability to manage successfully and execute a complex business model characterized by high product mix, low volumes and demanding quality, regulatory, and other requirements; the ability to realize anticipated savings from restructuring or similar actions, as well as the adequacy of related charges as compared to actual expenses; increasing regulatory and compliance requirements; the potential effects of regional results on our taxes and ability to use deferred tax assets and net operating losses; risks related to information technology systems and data security; the effects of shortages and delays in obtaining components as a result of economic cycles or natural disasters; the risks associated with excess and obsolete inventory, including the risk that inventory purchased on behalf of our customers may not be consumed or otherwise paid for by the customer, resulting in an inventory write-off; the weakness of areas of the global economy; the effect of changes in the pricing and margins of products; raw materials and component cost fluctuations; the potential effect of fluctuations in the value of the currencies in which we transact business; potential economic weakness and other effects resulting from the June 2016 vote of the United Kingdom to exit the European Union; the potential effect of other world or local events or other events outside our control (such as changes in energy prices, terrorism and weather events); the impact of increased competition; and other risks detailed in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings (particularly in "Risk Factors" in our fiscal 2015 Form 10-K).

PLEXUS
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
Jul 2,
Jul 4,
Jul 2,
Jul 4,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Net sales
$
667,616
$
669,585
$
1,902,940
$
1,985,560
Cost of sales
605,118
610,498
1,737,111
1,805,282
Gross profit
62,498
59,087
165,829
180,278
Selling and administrative expenses
29,775
30,456
84,812
91,722
Restructuring charges
1,805
--
5,229
1,691
Operating income
30,918
28,631
75,788
86,865
Other income (expense):
Interest expense
(3,637
)
(3,280
)
(10,845
)
(10,440
)
Interest income
1,134
866
3,081
2,552
Miscellaneous
297
471
(2,451
)
549
Income before income taxes
28,712
26,688
65,573
79,526
Income tax expense
2,613
2,894
8,239
9,059
Net income
$
26,099
$
23,794
$
57,334
$
70,467
Earnings per share:
Basic
$
0.78
$
0.71
$
1.72
$
2.10
Diluted
$
0.76
$
0.69
$
1.68
$
2.05
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic
33,402
33,653
33,379
33,617
Diluted
34,174
34,454
34,043
34,400
PLEXUS
NON-GAAP SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION TABLE 1
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Jul 2,
Apr 2,
Jul 4,
2016
2016
2015
Operating profit, as reported
$
30,918
$
23,346
$
28,631
Operating margin, as reported
4.6
%
3.8
%
4.3
%
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Restructuring costs*
1,805
1,917
--
Operating profit, as adjusted
$
32,723
$
25,263
$
28,631
Operating margin, as adjusted
4.9
%
4.1
%
4.3
%
Net income, as reported
$
26,099
$
16,787
$
23,794
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Restructuring costs*
1,805
1,917
--
Net income, as adjusted
$
27,904
$
18,704
$
23,794
Diluted earnings per share, as reported
$
0.76
$
0.50
$
0.69
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Restructuring costs
0.06
0.05
--
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, as adjusted $
0.82
$
0.55
$
0.69
*Summary of restructuring costs
Employee termination and severance costs
$
1,641
$
1,656
$
--
Other exit costs
164
261
--
Total restructuring costs
$
1,805
$
1,917
$
--
PLEXUS
NON-GAAP SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Table 2
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
ROIC and Economic Return Calculations
Nine Months Ended
Six Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
Jul 2,
Apr 2,
Jul 4,
2016
2016
2015
Operating profit, as reported
$
75,788
$
44,870
$
86,865
Restructuring charges, as reported
+
5,229
+
3,424
+
1,691
Adjusted operating profit
$
81,017
$
48,294
$
88,556
÷
3
÷
3
$
27,006
$
29,519
x
4
x
2
x
4
Annualized adjusted operating profit
$
108,024
$
96,588
$
118,076
Tax rate
x
11
%
x
11
%
x
11
%
Tax impact
11,883
10,625
12,988
Adjusted operating profit (tax effected)
$
96,141
$
85,963
$
105,088
Average invested capital
÷
$
738,397
÷
$
743,112
÷
$
745,030
ROIC
13.0
%
11.6
%
14.1
%
Weighted average cost of capital
-
11.0
%
-
11.0
%
-
11.0
%
Economic return
2.0
%
0.6
%
3.1
%
Three Months Ended
Average Invested Capital
Jul 2,
Apr 2,
Jan 2,
Oct 3,
Calculations
2016
2016
2016
2015
Equity
$ 895,175
$ 871,111
$ 850,794
$ 842,272
Plus:
Debt - current
78,279
2,300
2,864
3,513
Debt -
long-term
184,479
259,565
259,289
259,257
Less:
Cash and cash equivalents
(433,679 )
(409,796 )
(354,728 )
(357,106 )
$ 724,254
$ 723,180
$ 758,219
$ 747,936
Three Months Ended
Average Invested Capital
Jul 4,
Apr 4,
Jan 3,
Sept 27,
Calculations
2015
2015
2015
2014
Equity
$ 835,063
$ 808,468
$ 792,298
$ 781,133
Plus:
Debt - current
4,281
4,774
4,793
4,368
Debt -
long-term
259,284
260,025
260,990
262,046
Less:
Cash and cash equivalents
(354,830 )
(356,296 )
(239,685 )
(346,591 )
$ 743,798
$ 716,971
$ 818,396
$ 700,956
PLEXUS
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
Jul 2,
Oct 3,
2016
2015
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
$
433,679
$
357,106
Accounts receivable
375,240
384,680
Inventories
575,121
569,371
Deferred income taxes
9,916
10,686
Prepaid expenses and other
25,911
22,882
Total current assets
1,419,867
1,344,725
Property, plant and equipment, net
300,816
317,351
Deferred income taxes
3,536
3,635
Other
36,731
36,677
Total non-current assets
341,083
357,663
Total assets
$
1,760,950
$
1,702,388
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt and capital lease obligations
$
78,279
$
3,513
Accounts payable
410,537
400,710
Customer deposits
87,333
81,359
Accrued salaries and wages
40,588
49,270
Other accrued liabilities
41,562
44,446
Total current liabilities
658,299
579,298
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations, net of current portion
184,479
259,257
Deferred income taxes
9,080
9,664
Other liabilities
13,917
11,897
Total non-current liabilities
207,476
280,818
Total liabilities
865,775
860,116
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock, $.01 par value, 200,000 shares authorized,
51,082 and 50,554 shares issued, respectively,
and 33,421 and 33,500 shares outstanding, respectively
511
506
Additional paid-in-capital
516,662
497,488
Common stock held in treasury, at cost, 17,661 and 17,054, respectively
(532,882
)
(509,968
)
Retained earnings
918,051
860,717
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)
(7,167
)
(6,471
)
Total shareholders’ equity
895,175
842,272
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
$
1,760,950
$
1,702,388
PLEXUS
REVENUE BY REPORTABLE GEOGRAPHIC SEGMENTS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Jul 2,
Apr 2,
Jul 4,
2016
2016
2015
Americas
$
359,412
$
330,240
$
365,861
Asia-Pacific
292,644
270,544
313,900
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
41,041
43,703
33,885
Elimination of inter-segment sales
(25,481 )
(25,827 )
(44,061 )
Total Revenue
$
667,616
$
618,660
$
669,585
Investor and Media Contact
Susan Hanson
+1.920.751.5491
susan.hanson@plexus.com

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