PHOENIX, Dec 04, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Avnet, Inc.'s (NYSE:AVT) chairman and chief executive officer Roy Vallee will present at Credit Suisse's 2008 Annual Technology Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona this morning at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time.
During his presentation, Vallee will discuss current market conditions and update investors on the Company's financial outlook for the second fiscal quarter ending December 27, 2008. Due to weaker results through the month of November, the Company now expects revenue at its Electronics Marketing (EM) Group to be in the range of $2.25 billion to $2.35 billion as compared with the prior range of $2.39 billion to $2.55 billion. The Company continues to expect revenue at its Technology Solutions Group to be within the previously provided range of $1.95 billion to $2.19 billion; however, billings in the month of December, which can account for more than 50% of the quarter's revenue, will be an important factor in achieving the projected revenue. As a result of the updated outlook at EM, Avnet now expects consolidated sales to be between $4.20 billion and $4.54 billion, and earnings to be in the range of $0.67 to $0.73 per share. The Company's previous second quarter outlook, which was provided on October 23, 2008, expected sales of $4.34 billion to $4.74 billion and EPS of $0.71 to $0.79. The above EPS guidance does not include anticipated restructuring, integration and other charges primarily related to previously announced cost reduction initiatives.
An audio webcast of the presentation and subsequent breakout will be available and can be accessed at Avnet's Investor Relations website at www.ir.avnet.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release 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," "expect," "believe," and "should," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussions of future operating or financial performance or business prospects. 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, any significant and unanticipated sales decline, 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, allocations of products by suppliers, 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. Avnet is under no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 Company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2008, Avnet generated revenue of $17.95 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com. (AVT_IR)
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