Avnet, Inc.
Jan 23, 2014

Avnet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results

Year-Over-Year Growth Drives Increase in Earnings and Returns

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) today announced results for the second quarter fiscal year 2014 ended December 28, 2013.

   

Q2 Fiscal 2014 Results

 
SECOND QUARTERS ENDED
 

December 28,
2013

   

December 29,
2012

    Change
$ in millions, except per share data
Sales $7,421.9     $6,699.5     10.8 %
 
GAAP Operating Income 221.6 195.6 13.3 %
Adjusted Operating Income (1) 263.2 228.5 15.2 %
 
GAAP Net Income 124.9 137.5 (9.2 )%
Adjusted Net Income (1) 163.9 145.6 12.6 %
 
GAAP Diluted EPS $0.89 $0.99 (10.1 )%
Adjusted Diluted EPS (1) $1.17 $1.05 11.4 %
 

(1)

A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures is presented in the Non-GAAP Financial Information section in this press release.

 

Rick Hamada, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are encouraged by the overall progress in our financial performance this quarter as we exceeded our original expectations for both revenue and earnings while also experiencing continued momentum in our year-over-year organic growth. In the December quarter, strong demand for IT infrastructure in our TS Americas region and continued growth in our Asia components business drove revenue above our expectations at both operating groups. Revenue grew 17.0% sequentially to a record $7.4 billion and year-over-year organic growth improved for a third consecutive quarter to 8.2%. The growth in revenue, combined with continued expense and working capital discipline, drove operating margins and return on working capital to 3.6% and 24.0%, respectively, our highest level in six quarters. With growth now evident in many of our served markets, we expect to build on this performance and leverage future growth into higher margins and returns across our portfolio."

       

Avnet Electronics Marketing Results

 
Year-over-Year Growth Rates

Q2 FY14
Sales

Reported
Sales

   

Organic
Sales

(in millions)
EM Total $ 4,154.8 13.1 % 11.9 %
Excluding FX (1) 12.7 % 11.4 %
Americas $ 1,204.4

-4.8

%

3.2 %
EMEA $ 1,217.0 33.1 % 18.0 %
Excluding FX (1) 27.4 % 13.0 %
Asia $ 1,733.4 16.0 % 14.4 %
 
Q2' FY14 Q2' FY13 Change
Operating Income $ 171.7 $ 143.0 20.1 %
Operating Income Margin 4.1 % 3.9 % 24 bps
 

(1)

Year-over-year sales growth rate excluding the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates.

 

Mr. Hamada added, "Our selective participation in certain high volume fulfillment engagements in EM Asia drove revenue above expectations as revenue in this region grew 5.7% sequentially and 16.0% year over year. This growth in turn drove EM's sequential organic sales growth above normal seasonality and year-over-year organic sales growth in constant currency increased to 11.4%. At the regional level, organic sales were up 13.0% in constant currency in EMEA, while Asia and the Americas were up 14.4% and 3.2%, respectively. This growth in revenue when combined with the impact of expense actions implemented in fiscal 2013 drove operating income up 20.1%, which resulted in operating income margin increasing 24 basis points to 4.1%. During the quarter, EM also completed its acquisition of MSC, which will provide new profitable growth opportunities in our EMEA region as we integrate the operations and realize the expected competitive benefits and synergies in the coming quarters. Given two consecutive quarters of year-over-year expansion in margins and returns, we feel confident that we can leverage our expected growth in our higher margin western regions and build on this performance in the seasonally stronger quarters of March and June at EM."

       

Avnet Technology Solutions Results

 

Year-over-Year Growth Rates

Q2 FY14
Sales

Reported
Sales

   

Organic
Sales

(in millions)
TS Total $ 3,267.1 8.0 % 3.8 %
Excluding FX (1) 8.3 % 4.1 %
Americas $ 1,859.2 16.3 % 8.0 %
EMEA $ 936.0

-2.9

%

-2.9

%

Excluding FX(1)

-5.8

%

-5.8

%

Asia $ 471.9 1.7 % 2.0 %
 
Q2' FY14 Q2' FY13 Change
Operating Income $ 120.2 $ 113.1 6.3 %
Operating Income Margin 3.7 % 3.7 % -6 bps
 

(1)

Year-over-year sales growth rate excluding the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates.

 

Mr. Hamada further added, "TS revenue exceeded our original expectations and normal seasonality driven by strong demand in our Americas region, which grew 44% sequentially. When combined with seasonal growth in EMEA and Asia, organic sales in constant currency increased 35% sequentially and 4.1% year over year. This strong sequential sales growth drove operating income dollars and margin up 92% and 108 basis points, respectively. On a year-over-year basis, TS' organic revenue growth turned positive for the first time in eight quarters and operating income grew 6.3%. We remain confident that our continuing investments in higher growth markets, including converged solutions, software and professional services, will allow us to develop and deliver incremental value to our partners. With end users remaining highly focused on optimizing their data center investments, including the growing interest in hybrid cloud solutions, the breadth of tools and services that TS has developed will help navigate this dynamic landscape to accelerate progress to results. While we are pleased to see year-over-year growth return to TS at the global level, it is not consistent at this time across all regions. However, we believe our competitive position including our strong supplier and customer relationships, position us well for continued progress in improving margins and returns."

Cash Flow/Dividend

Kevin Moriarty, Chief Financial Officer, stated, "Although our team delivered higher operating income with improved working capital velocity, the stronger than expected revenue close at the end of December at TS drove a higher than expected increase in accounts receivable. As a result, we used $28 million of cash for operations to support the resultant increase in working capital. The Avnet team continues to do a good job managing working capital velocity as we invest in profitable organic growth while maintaining our disciplined approach to capital allocation, including value creating M&A."

Outlook for Third Quarter of Fiscal 2014 Ending on March 29, 2014

The above EPS guidance excludes the amortization of intangibles and any potential restructuring charges or any charges related to acquisitions and post-closing integration activities. In addition, the above guidance assumes that the average Euro to U.S. Dollar currency exchange rate for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 is $1.36 to €1.00. This compares with an average exchange rate of $1.32 to €1.00 in the third quarter of fiscal 2013 and $1.36 to €1.00 in the second quarter of fiscal 2014.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in facts and circumstances. The forward-looking statements herein include statements addressing future financial and operating results of Avnet and may include words such as "will," "anticipate," "estimate," "forecast," "expect," "feel," "believe," and "should," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussions of future operating or financial performance, business prospects or market conditions. Actual results may vary materially from the expectations contained in the forward-looking statements.

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: the Company's ability to retain and grow market share and to generate additional cash flow, risks associated with any acquisition activities and the successful integration of acquired companies, declines in sales, changes in business conditions and the economy in general, changes in market demand and pricing pressures, any material changes in the allocation of product or product rebates by suppliers, and other competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting the businesses of Avnet generally.

More detailed information about these and other factors is set forth in Avnet's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K. Except as required by law, Avnet is under no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to disclosing financial results that are determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"), the Company also discloses in this document certain non-GAAP financial information including adjusted operating income, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share, as well as sales adjusted for the impact of acquisitions and other items (as defined in the Organic Sales section of this document). Management believes organic sales is a useful measure for evaluating current period performance as compared with prior periods and for understanding underlying trends.

Management believes that operating income adjusted for (i) restructuring, integration and other expenses, and (ii) amortization of acquired intangible assets and other, is a useful measure to help investors better assess and understand the Company's operating performance, especially when comparing results with previous periods or forecasting performance for future periods, primarily because management views the excluded items to be outside of Avnet's normal operating results or non-cash in nature. Management analyzes operating income without the impact of these items as an indicator of ongoing margin performance and underlying trends in the business. Management also uses these non-GAAP measures to establish operational goals and, in some cases, for measuring performance for compensation purposes.

Management believes net income and diluted EPS adjusted for (i) the impact of the items described above, (ii) certain items impacting income tax expense and (iii) the gain on legal settlement, bargain purchase and other is useful to investors because it provides a measure of the Company's net profitability on a more comparable basis to historical periods and provides a more meaningful basis for forecasting future performance. Additionally, because of management's focus on generating shareholder value, of which net profitability is a primary driver, management believes net income and diluted EPS excluding the impact of these items provides an important measure of the Company's net results of operations for the investing public.

Other metrics management monitors in its assessment of business performance include return on working capital (ROWC), return on capital employed (ROCE) and working capital velocity (WC velocity).

Any analysis of results and outlook on a non-GAAP basis should be used as a complement to, and in conjunction with, results presented in accordance with GAAP.

   

Second Quarter Fiscal 2014

 
Second Quarter Fiscal 2014

Operating
Income

   

Income
Before
Income
Taxes

   

Net Income

   

Diluted
EPS

$ in thousands, except per share data
GAAP results $ 221,572 $ 188,552 $ 124,864 $ 0.89

Restructuring, integration and other expenses

28,442 28,442 21,746 0.15
Amortization of intangible assets and other 13,194 13,194 9,125 0.07
Income tax adjustments     8,158   0.06
Total adjustments 41,636   41,636   39,029   0.28
Adjusted results $ 263,208   $ 230,188   $ 163,893   $ 1.17
 

Items impacting the second quarter of fiscal 2014 consisted of the following:

   

First Quarter Fiscal 2014

 
First Quarter Fiscal 2014

Operating
Income

   

Income
Before
Income
Taxes

   

Net Income

   

Diluted
EPS

$ in thousands, except per share data
GAAP results $ 178,987 $ 171,942 $ 120,624 $ 0.86

Restructuring, integration and other expenses

12,099 12,099 8,851 0.06

Gain on legal settlement, bargain purchase and other

(19,137 ) (11,686 ) (0.08 )
Amortization of intangible assets and other 8,394 8,394 5,702 0.04
Income tax adjustments     2,496   0.02  
Total adjustments 20,493   1,356   5,363   0.04  
Adjusted results $ 199,480   $ 173,298   $ 125,987   $ 0.90  
 

Items impacting the first quarter of fiscal 2014 consisted of the following:

   

Second Quarter Fiscal 2013

 
Second Quarter Fiscal 2013

Operating
Income

   

Income
Before
Income
Taxes

   

Net Income

   

Diluted
EPS

$ in thousands, except per share data
GAAP results $ 195,573 $ 168,894 $ 137,481 $ 0.99

Restructuring, integration and other expenses

24,906 24,906 19,885 0.14

Gain on legal settlement, bargain purchase and other

(59 ) (23 ) 0.00
Amortization of intangible assets and other 8,010 8,010 5,607 0.04
Income tax adjustments     (17,366 ) (0.12 )
Total adjustments 32,916   32,857   8,103   0.06  
Adjusted results $ 228,489   $ 201,751   $ 145,584   $ 1.05  
 

Items impacting the second quarter of fiscal 2013 consisted of the following:

Organic Sales

Organic sales is defined as reported sales adjusted for (i) the impact of acquisitions and divestitures by adjusting Avnet's prior periods to include the sales of acquired businesses and exclude the sales of divested businesses as if the acquisitions and divestitures had occurred at the beginning of the earliest period presented and (ii) the impact of the transfer of a portion of certain operations between the EM and TS operating groups, which did not have an impact to Avnet on a consolidated basis but did impact the organic sales for the TS and EM operating groups. Sales taking into account the combination of these adjustments are referred to as "organic sales."

           

Sales
as Reported

Acquisition /
(Divestiture)
Sales

Organic
Sales

(in thousands)
Q1 Fiscal 2014 $ 6,345,475 $ 119,950 $ 6,465,425
Q2 Fiscal 2014 7,421,854     7,421,854
Fiscal year 2014 $ 13,767,329   $ 119,950   $ 13,887,279
 
Q1 Fiscal 2013 $ 5,870,057 $ 362,053 $ 6,232,110
Q2 Fiscal 2013 6,699,465 162,481 6,861,946
Q3 Fiscal 2013 6,298,699 143,992 6,442,691
Q4 Fiscal 2013 6,590,703   124,741   6,715,444
Fiscal year 2013 $ 25,458,924   $ 793,267   $ 26,252,191
 

"Acquisition/ (Divestiture) Sales" as presented in the preceding table includes the effects of the acquisitions and divestitures included below:

Fiscal 2014
MSC Investoren GmbH, in October 2013 in the EM EMEA region
Seamless Technologies, Inc., in July 2013 in the TS Americas region
Nisko Semiconductors Ltd., in July 2013 in the EM EMEA region

Fiscal 2013
RTI Holdings, in April 2013 in the EM Asia Region
Divestiture in March 2013 of a small business in the EM Americas region
TSSLink, Inc., in January 2013 in the TS Americas region
Universal Semiconductor, Inc., in January 2013 in the EM Americas region
Genilogix, in November 2012 in the TS Americas region
Divestiture in December 2012 of a small business in the TS Asia region
Brightstar Partners, Inc., in November 2012 in the TS Americas region
Magirus AG, in October 2012 in the TS EMEA region
Tekdata Interconnections, Limited, in October 2012 in the EM EMEA region
Internix, Inc., in August 2012 in the EM Asia region
C.R.G. Electronics, Ltd., in August 2012 in the EM EMEA region
Pepperweed Consulting, in August 2012 in the TS Americas region

ROWC, ROCE and WC Velocity

The following table presents the calculation for ROWC, ROCE and WC velocity.

           
Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Sales $ 7,421,854 $ 6,699,465
Sales, annualized (a) $ 29,687,416 $ 26,797,859
Adjusted operating income (1) $ 263,208 $ 228,489
Adjusted annualized operating income (b) $ 1,052,832 $ 913,956
Adjusted effective tax rate (2) 28.2 % 27.5 %
Adjusted annualized operating income, after tax (c) $ 756,355 $ 662,801
Average monthly working capital
Accounts receivable $ 5,036,079 $ 4,662,211
Inventory $ 2,632,361 $ 2,362,990
Accounts payable $ (3,289,709 ) $ (3,037,915 )
Average working capital (d) $ 4,378,731   $ 3,987,286  
Average monthly total capital (e) $ 5,912,624   $ 5,405,464  
ROWC = (b) / (d) 24.0 % 22.9 %
WC Velocity = (a) / (d) 6.8 6.7
ROCE = (c) / (e) 12.8 % 12.3 %
 

(1) See reconciliation to GAAP amounts in the preceding tables in this Non-GAAP Financial

Information section.

(2) Adjusted effective tax rate for each quarterly period in a fiscal year is based upon the currently

anticipated annual effective tax rate, excluding the tax effect of the items described above in the

reconciliation to GAAP amounts in this Non-GAAP Financial Information Section.

 

Teleconference Webcast and Upcoming Events

Avnet will host a Webcast of its quarterly teleconference today at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The live Webcast event, as well as other financial information including financial statement reconciliations of GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures, will be available through www.ir.avnet.com. Please log onto the site 15 minutes prior to the start of the event to register or download any necessary software. An archive copy of the presentation will also be available after the Webcast.

For a listing of Avnet's upcoming events and other information, please visit Avnet's investor relations website at www.ir.avnet.com.

About Avnet

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated sales of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com. (AVT_IR)

           

AVNET, INC.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(MILLIONS EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)

(UNAUDITED)

 
Second Quarters Ended       Six Months Ended

December
28, 2013

   

December
29, 2012

     

December
28, 2013

   

December
29, 2012

Sales $ 7,421.9 $ 6,699.5 $ 13,767.3     $ 12,569.5
Income before income taxes 188.6 168.9 360.5 277.8
Net income 124.9 137.5 245.5 237.8
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.91 $ 1.01 $ 1.78 $ 1.71
Diluted $ 0.89 $ 0.99 $ 1.75 $ 1.69
 
 
           

AVNET, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)

(UNAUDITED)

 
Second Quarters Ended       Six Months Ended

December
28, 2013

   

December
29, 2012

     

December
28, 2013

   

December
29, 2012

Sales $ 7,421,854 $ 6,699,465 $ 13,767,329     $ 12,569,522
Cost of sales 6,573,221   5,931,002         12,183,526       11,116,682  
Gross profit 848,633 768,463 1,583,803 1,452,840
Selling, general and administrative expenses 598,619 547,984 1,142,703 1,094,980

Restructuring, integration and other

expenses

28,442   24,906         40,541       62,314  
Operating income 221,572 195,573 400,559 295,546
Other income (expense), net (4,794 ) 1,060 (3,999 ) 2,543
Interest expense (28,226 ) (27,798 ) (55,203 ) (51,688 )

Gain on legal settlement, bargain purchase

and other

  59         19,137       31,350  
Income before income taxes 188,552 168,894 360,494 277,751
Income tax provision 63,688   31,413         115,006       39,965  
Net income $ 124,864   $ 137,481         $ 245,488       $ 237,786  
Net earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.91   $ 1.01         $ 1.78       $ 1.71  
Diluted $ 0.89   $ 0.99         $ 1.75       $ 1.69  
Shares used to compute earnings per share:
Basic 137,702   136,776         137,558       138,772  
Diluted 140,144   138,575         139,934       140,967  
Cash dividends paid per common share $ 0.15   $         $ 0.30       $  
 
 
           

AVNET, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(THOUSANDS)

(UNAUDITED)

 

December 28,
2013

June 29,
2013

Assets:
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 779,331 $ 1,009,343
Receivables, net 5,708,345 4,868,973
Inventories 2,549,323 2,264,341
Prepaid and other current assets 198,739   214,221
Total current assets 9,235,738 8,356,878
Property, plant and equipment, net 511,759 492,606
Goodwill 1,358,451 1,261,288
Intangible assets, net 209,076 172,212
Other assets 170,274   191,696
Total assets $ 11,485,298   $ 10,474,680
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:
Current liabilities:
Short-term borrowings $ 968,757 $ 838,190
Accounts payable 3,704,570 3,278,152
Accrued expenses and other 777,146   705,102
Total current liabilities 5,450,473 4,821,444
Long-term debt 1,227,575 1,206,993
Other long-term liabilities 178,834   157,118
Total liabilities 6,856,882 6,185,555
Shareholders' equity 4,628,416   4,289,125
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 11,485,298   $ 10,474,680
 
 
     

AVNET, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(THOUSANDS)

(UNAUDITED)

 
First Halves Ended

December 28,
2013

     

December 29,
2012

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 245,488 $ 237,786
Non-cash and other reconciling items:
Depreciation 44,731 42,764
Amortization 20,903 15,076
Deferred income taxes 11,925 532
Stock-based compensation 28,940 27,684
Gain on bargain purchase (31,350 )
Other, net 51,616 30,829
Changes in (net of effects from businesses acquired):
Receivables (771,728 ) (399,943 )
Inventories (158,470 ) 246,192
Accounts payable 348,521 250,862
Accrued expenses and other, net 23,875   (13,024 )
Net cash flows (used) provided by operating activities (154,199 ) 407,408  
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Issuance of notes in public offering, net of issuance cost 349,258

Borrowings (repayments) under accounts receivable securitization program, net

60,000 (366,000 )
Borrowings (repayments) of bank and other debt, net 55,436 (171,834 )
Repurchases of common stock (207,192 )
Dividends paid on common stock (41,263 )
Other, net 4,293   3,351  
Net cash flows provided (used) by financing activities 78,466   (392,417 )
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (47,024 ) (55,298 )
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired (116,882 ) (170,960 )
Cash proceeds from divestitures, net of cash divested 3,613
Other, net 1,800   37  
Net cash flows used for investing activities (162,106 ) (222,608 )
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 7,827   16,032  
 
Cash and cash equivalents:
— (decrease) increase (230,012 ) (191,585 )
— at beginning of period 1,009,343   1,006,864  
— at end of period $ 779,331   $ 815,279  
 
 
           

AVNET, INC.

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(MILLIONS)

(UNAUDITED)

 
Second Quarters Ended Six Months Ended

December
28, 2013

   

December
29, 2012

December
28, 2013

   

December
29, 2012

Sales:
Electronics Marketing $ 4,154.8 $ 3,673.5 $ 8,092.9 $ 7,326.6
Technology Solutions 3,267.1   3,026.0   5,674.4   5,242.9  
Consolidated $ 7,421.9   $ 6,699.5   $ 13,767.3   $ 12,569.5  
Operating Income:
Electronics Marketing $ 171.7 $ 143.0 $ 347.5 $ 292.1
Technology Solutions 120.2 113.1 182.8 151.8
Corporate (28.7 ) (27.6 ) (67.6 ) (70.9 )
263.2 228.5 462.7 373.0
Restructuring, integration and other

expenses

(28.4 ) (24.9 ) (40.5 ) (62.3 )
Amortization of intangible assets and other (13.2 ) (8.0 ) (21.6 ) (15.1 )
Consolidated Operating Income $ 221.6   $ 195.6   $ 400.6   $ 295.6  

Investor Relations Contact:
Avnet, Inc.
Vincent Keenan
Investor Relations
480-643-7053
investorrelations@avnet.com

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