Avnet, Inc.
Apr 24, 2014

Avnet, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results

Continued Progress at Electronics Marketing Drives Year-Over-Year Growth in Revenue and EPS

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) today announced results for the third quarter fiscal year 2014 ended March 29, 2014.

Q3 Fiscal 2014 Results

 
THIRD QUARTERS ENDED
  March 29, 2014     March 30, 2013     Change
$ in millions, except per share data
Sales $6,683.6     $6,298.7     6.1 %
 
GAAP Operating Income 184.8 167.6 10.3 %
Adjusted Operating Income (1) 223.8 203.7 9.9 %
 
GAAP Net Income 113.9 86.2 32.1 %
Adjusted Net Income (1) 144.1 131.5 9.6 %
 
GAAP Diluted EPS $0.81 $0.62 30.6 %
Adjusted Diluted EPS (1) $1.03 $0.95 8.4 %

(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, "Our enterprise level results reflect a third consecutive quarter of year-over-year organic growth led by the performance of our Electronics Marketing (EM) business, which grew revenue 8.8% in its seasonally strong March quarter. This growth was somewhat offset by lower than expected revenue in our Technology Solutions (TS) business, despite the strong performance in the December quarter. TS' organic revenue declined year over year and, as a result, our organic growth rate at the enterprise level was 3.5% in constant currency. Turning to our bottom line, adjusted operating income increased nearly 10% year over year and operating income margin was up 12 basis points to 3.3%. In line with our general expectations, we experienced strong cash flow from operations for the quarter at $358 million, which continues to bolster our balance sheet and available liquidity. We believe that our combination of resources and strategies continue to position us to build on this current performance with the clear goal of additional progress toward our long-term financial goals as companies continue to invest in technology to accelerate their success."

Avnet Electronics Marketing Results

         
Year-over-Year Growth Rates

Q3 FY14
Sales

Reported
Sales

   

Organic
Sales

(in millions)
EM Total $ 4,133.0 8.8 % 8.0 %
Excluding FX (1) 8.1 % 7.2 %
Americas $ 1,193.6 (9.6 )% (1.1 )%
EMEA $ 1,385.8 26.0 % 13.3 %
Excluding FX (1) 21.7 % 9.4 %
Asia $ 1,553.6 12.8 % 11.2 %
 
Q3' FY14 Q3' FY13 Change
Operating Income $ 193.4 $ 165.0 17.2 %
Operating Income Margin 4.7 % 4.4 % 33 bps

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

Mr. Hamada added, "EM delivered another quarter of meaningful progress toward their financial targets as both margins and returns expanded year over year for a third consecutive quarter. In the March quarter, organic revenue increased 7.2% year over year in constant dollars, driven by strong growth in the EMEA and Asia regions. On a sequential basis, EM revenue was essentially flat, and below normal seasonality, due to the expected drop off in certain high volume fulfillment engagements in EM Asia, which drove our December quarter above seasonal levels. The seasonal mix shift to the western regions and the related gross profit margin improvement combined to drive operating income up 12.7% sequentially as operating income margin improved 55 basis points to 4.7%. On a year-over-year basis, the growth in revenue, when combined with the expense actions implemented in fiscal 2013 and the first half of fiscal 2014, drove operating income margin up 33 basis points. In addition to the strong financial performance this quarter, EM continues to position for future growth as the integration of MSC, which adds a broad offering of embedded and display solutions supported by in-depth technical expertise, is proceeding as planned. With a book to bill ratio above parity in all three regions, we are confident we can continue to leverage top line growth into improved financial performance as we return EM to our target margin and returns."

Avnet Technology Solutions Results

         
Year-over-Year Growth Rates

Q3 FY14
Sales

Reported
Sales

   

Organic
Sales

(in millions)
TS Total $ 2,550.6 2.0 % (2.5 )%
Excluding FX (1) 2.6 % (1.9 )%
Americas $ 1,373.5 5.6 % (2.9 )%
EMEA $ 774.6 (1.1 )% (1.1 )%
Excluding FX(1) (4.9 )% (4.9 )%
Asia $ 402.5 (3.8 )% (3.8 )%
 
Q3' FY14 Q3' FY13 Change
Operating Income $ 60.9 $ 68.6 (11.3 )%
Operating Income Margin 2.4 % 2.7 % (35) bps

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

Mr. Hamada further added, "Despite coming off a stronger than expected Q2 performance, our TS results did not meet our original expectations primarily due to a weaker than expected close to the quarter in our Americas region, and somewhat softer demand experienced by our computing components business in EMEA. Our Americas revenue declined 26.1% sequentially and organic revenue declined 2.9% year over year. In our EMEA region, revenue declined 18.2% sequentially and organic revenue declined 4.9% year over year in constant currency. The revenue shortfall in our higher margin Americas region strongly influenced overall TS profitability as operating income dollars and margins at the global level declined 11.3% and 35 basis points year over year, respectively. We are, however, encouraged by our performance in EMEA this quarter as their ongoing portfolio management and resource allocation actions resulted in a 65 basis points increase in operating margin year over year. We will continue to monitor our current market conditions carefully and adjust our resources as necessary to resume progress toward our long-term goals."

Cash Flow/Dividend

Kevin Moriarty, Chief Financial Officer, stated, "The team has done an effective job of managing working capital during a period where the linearity of our revenue did not follow historic patterns. After consuming cash last quarter to support the strong December close at TS, our cash flow from operations swung to a positive $358 million as accounts receivable declined 13% sequentially and inventory was down 2%. As a result, net debt declined $307 million sequentially and we ended the quarter with $960 million of cash on the balance sheet. With our strong balance sheet and liquidity, we remain well positioned to invest in growth opportunities while continuing to return cash to shareholders via both our dividend commitment and disciplined share repurchase program."

Outlook for Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2014 Ending on June 28, 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 U.S. Dollar to Euro currency exchange rate for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 is $1.38 to €1.00. This compares with an average exchange rate of $1.31 to €1.00 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 and $1.37 to €1.00 in the third 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 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.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2014

     
 
Third Quarter Fiscal 2014

Operating
Income

   

Income
Before
Income
Taxes

   

Net Income

   

Diluted
EPS

$ in thousands, except per share amounts
GAAP results $ 184,843 $ 164,993 $ 113,851 $ 0.81

Restructuring, integration and other expenses

26,083 26,083 19,275 0.14

Gain on legal settlement, bargain purchase and other

(2,965 ) (1,811 ) (0.01 )
Amortization of intangible assets and other 12,868 12,868 9,043 0.06
Income tax adjustments     3,744   0.03  
Total adjustments 38,951   35,986   30,251   0.22  
Adjusted results $ 223,794   $ 200,979   $ 144,102   $ 1.03  
 

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

Second Quarter Fiscal 2014

     

 

Second Quarter Fiscal 2014

Operating
Income

   

Income
Before
Income
Taxes

    Net Income    

Diluted
EPS

$ in thousands, except per share amounts
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:

Third Quarter Fiscal 2013

     
 
Third Quarter Fiscal 2013

Operating
Income

   

Income
Before
Income
Taxes

   

Net Income

   

Diluted
EPS

$ in thousands, except per share amounts
GAAP results $ 167,610 $ 144,375 $ 86,196 $ 0.62

Restructuring, integration and other expenses

27,341 27,341 25,786 0.18

Amortization of intangible assets and other

8,746 8,746 6,122 0.05
Income tax adjustments     13,371   0.10
Total adjustments 36,087   36,087   45,279   0.33
Adjusted results $ 203,697   $ 180,462   $ 131,475   $ 0.95
 

Items impacting the third 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
Q3 Fiscal 2014 6,683,616     6,683,616
Fiscal year to date 2014 $ 20,450,945   $ 119,950   $ 20,570,895
 
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 (in thousands) presents the calculation for ROWC, ROCE and WC velocity.

        Q3 FY14     Q3 FY13
Sales $ 6,683,616 $ 6,298,699
Sales, annualized (a) $ 26,734,464 $ 25,194,796
Adjusted operating income (1) $ 223,794 $ 203,697
Adjusted annualized operating income (b) $ 895,176 $ 814,788
Adjusted effective tax rate (2) 28.2 % 27.5 %
Adjusted annualized operating income, after tax (c) $ 642,736 $ 590,884
Average monthly working capital
Accounts receivable $ 5,165,610 $ 4,806,901
Inventory $ 2,592,568 $ 2,328,051
Accounts payable $ (3,250,104 ) $ (3,233,582 )
Average working capital (d) $ 4,508,074   $ 3,901,370  
Average monthly total capital (e) $ 6,034,183   $ 5,376,597  
ROWC = (b) / (d) 19.9 % 20.9 %
WC Velocity = (a) / (d) 5.9 6.5
ROCE = (c) / (e) 10.7 % 11.0 %
 

(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.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)

(UNAUDITED)

 
Third Quarters Ended       Nine Months Ended

March 29,
2014

   

March 30,
2013

     

March 29,
2014

   

March 30,
2013

Sales $ 6,683,616 $ 6,298,699 $ 20,450,945     $ 18,868,221
Cost of sales 5,878,704   5,542,676         18,062,230       16,659,358  
Gross profit 804,912 756,023 2,388,715 2,208,863
Selling, general and administrative expenses 593,986 561,072 1,736,689 1,656,052

Restructuring, integration and other expenses

26,083   27,341         66,624       89,655  
Operating income 184,843 167,610 585,402 463,156
Other income (expense), net 2,511 4,106 (1,488 ) 6,649
Interest expense (25,326 ) (27,341 ) (80,529 ) (79,029 )

Gain on legal settlement, bargain purchase and other

2,965           22,102       31,350  
Income before income taxes 164,993 144,375 525,487 422,126
Income tax provision 51,142   58,179         166,148       98,144  
Net income $ 113,851   $ 86,196         $ 359,339       $ 323,982  
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.82   $ 0.63         $ 2.61       $ 2.34  
Diluted $ 0.81   $ 0.62         $ 2.57       $ 2.31  
Shares used to compute earnings per share:
Basic 138,418   137,102         137,845       138,215  
Diluted 140,179   139,015         140,015       140,316  
Cash dividends paid per common share $ 0.15   $         $ 0.45       $  
 
 
         

AVNET, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(THOUSANDS)

(UNAUDITED)

 
March 29, 2014

June 29,
2013

Assets:
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 960,149 $ 1,009,343
Receivables, net 4,983,890 4,868,973
Inventories 2,510,352 2,264,341
Prepaid and other current assets 199,054   214,221
Total current assets 8,653,445 8,356,878
Property, plant and equipment, net 522,321 492,606
Goodwill 1,344,389 1,261,288
Intangible assets, net 197,829 172,212
Other assets 182,796   191,696
Total assets $ 10,900,780   $ 10,474,680
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:
Current liabilities:
Short-term debt $ 848,388 $ 838,190
Accounts payable 3,207,036 3,278,152
Accrued expenses and other 709,130   705,102
Total current liabilities 4,764,554 4,821,444
Long-term debt 1,221,977 1,206,993
Other long-term liabilities 178,382   157,118
Total liabilities 6,164,913 6,185,555
Shareholders' equity 4,735,867   4,289,125
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 10,900,780   $ 10,474,680
 
 
     

AVNET, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(THOUSANDS)

(UNAUDITED)

 
Nine Months Ended
March 29, 2014     March 30, 2013
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 359,339 $ 323,982
Non-cash and other reconciling items:
Depreciation 67,392 65,284
Amortization 33,081 23,844
Deferred income taxes 20,850 9,037
Stock-based compensation 33,896 35,923
Gain on bargain purchase (31,350 )
Other, net 54,824 57,800
Changes in (net of effects from businesses acquired):
Receivables (55,853 ) (2,897 )
Inventories (114,258 ) 192,244
Accounts payable (148,825 ) (175,909 )
Accrued expenses and other, net (46,541 ) (68,544 )
Net cash flows provided by operating activities 203,905   429,414  
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Issuance of notes in public offering, net of issuance cost 349,258
Repayment of notes (300,000 )

Borrowings (repayments) under accounts receivable securitization program, net

230,000 (259,000 )
Borrowings (repayments) of bank and other debt, net 56,658 (191,775 )
Repurchases of common stock (1,252 ) (207,192 )
Dividends paid on common stock (62,009 )
Other, net 10,390   4,499  
Net cash flows used by financing activities (66,213 ) (304,210 )
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (81,232 ) (75,415 )
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired (116,882 ) (244,062 )
Cash proceeds from divestitures, net of cash divested 3,613
Other, net 4,058   289  
Net cash flows used by investing activities (194,056 ) (315,575 )
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 7,170   4,431  
 
Cash and cash equivalents:
— (decrease) (49,194 ) (185,940 )
— at beginning of period 1,009,343   1,006,864  
— at end of period $ 960,149   $ 820,924  
 
 
           

AVNET, INC.

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(MILLIONS)

(UNAUDITED)

 
Third Quarters Ended Nine Months Ended

March 29,
2014

   

March 30,
2013*

March 29,
2014

   

March 30,
2013*

Sales:
Electronics Marketing $ 4,133.0 $ 3,797.2 $ 12,225.9 $ 11,123.8
Technology Solutions 2,550.6   2,501.5   8,225.0   7,744.4  
Consolidated Sales $ 6,683.6   $ 6,298.7   $ 20,450.9   $ 18,868.2  
Operating Income:
Electronics Marketing $ 193.4 $ 165.0 $ 540.9 $ 457.1
Technology Solutions 60.9 68.6 243.7 220.4
Corporate (30.5 ) (29.9 ) (98.1 ) (100.9 )
223.8 203.7 686.5 576.7

Restructuring, integration and other expenses

(26.1 ) (27.3 ) (66.6 ) (89.7 )
Amortization of intangible assets and other (12.9 ) (8.7 ) (34.5 ) (23.8 )
Consolidated Operating Income $ 184.8   $ 167.6   $ 585.4   $ 463.2  
 

* Sub-totals and totals may not foot due to rounding

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

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