AVX Corporation Announces Preliminary Second Quarter Results

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:08 am EDT

Dateline:

GREENVILLE, S.C.

Public Company Information:

NYSE:
AVX

AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today reported preliminary unaudited results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Gilbertson, stated, "During the quarter, the business performed well. The company continued to control costs and manage margins. Operating profit increased $18.8 million over the same quarter last year with comparable sales. We have seen increased design activity from many hand held device and hybrid electric vehicle manufacturers as the need to extend battery life for sophisticated electronics continues. We anticipate an increase in electronic applications in many markets during the next year."

For the quarter ended September 30, 2014, net sales were $365.4 million and net income was $44.6 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, compared to net sales of $375.8 million and net income of $28.8 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

For the six months ended September 30, 2014, net sales were $716.0 million and net income was $85.4 million or $0.51 per diluted share, compared to net sales of $745.2 million and net income of $56.5 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the six months ended September 30, 2013.

Chief Financial Officer, Kurt Cummings, stated, "We continued to generate positive cash flows from operations as a result of higher net income and focus on accounts receivable collections and inventory levels. In order to enhance shareholder value, the Board of Directors recently increased the quarterly dividend to $0.105 per common share, representing a $0.42 annual dividend rate. The Company's financial position remains strong with cash, cash equivalents and short and long-term investments in securities of $978.3 million and no debt at September 30, 2014."

AVX, headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a broad line of passive electronic components and related products.

Please visit our website at www.avx.com.

AVX Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations

(unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)

   

Three Months Ended

Sept. 30,

Six Months Ended

Sept. 30,

2013

 

2014

2013

 

2014

 
Net sales $ 375,785 $ 365,405 $ 745,163 $ 715,994
Cost of sales 304,260 277,632 605,367 543,044
Gross profit 71,525 87,773 139,796 172,950
Selling, general & admin. expense 30,160 27,634 59,196 57,258
Profit from operations 41,365 60,139 80,600 115,692
Other income, net 397 557 1,245 1,275
Income before income taxes 41,762 60,696 81,845 116,967
Provision for taxes 12,946 16,075 25,372 31,575
Net income $ 28,816 $ 44,621 $ 56,473 $ 85,392
Basic income per share $ 0.17 $ 0.27 $ 0.33 $ 0.51
Diluted income per share $ 0.17 $ 0.27 $ 0.33 $ 0.51
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 168,587 168,031 168,617 168,093
Diluted 168,737 168,294 168,824 168,343

AVX Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets

(unaudited)

(in thousands)

 

   

March 31,

2014

Sept. 30,

2014

 
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 460,674 $ 312,181
Short-term investments in securities 413,615 512,422
Accounts receivable, net 208,445 201,961
Inventories 550,518 523,228
Other current assets 135,471 188,174
Total current assets 1,768,723 1,737,966
Long-term investments in securities 25,000 153,742
Property, plant and equipment, net 235,725 216,083
Goodwill and other intangibles 280,786 278,212
Other assets 74,754 26,090
TOTAL ASSETS $ 2,384,988 $ 2,412,093
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Accounts payable $ 94,634 $ 95,736
Income taxes payable and accrued expenses 67,300 199,074
Total current liabilities 161,934 294,810
Other liabilities 175,369 47,884
TOTAL LIABILITIES 337,303 342,694
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 2,047,685 2,069,399
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 2,384,988 $ 2,412,093

This Press Release contains "forward-looking" information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding industry prospects and future results of operations or financial position, made in this Press Release are forward-looking. The forward-looking information may include, among other information, statements concerning our outlook for fiscal year 2015, overall volume and pricing trends, cost reduction and acquisition strategies and their anticipated results, expectations for research and development, and capital expenditures. There may also be other statements of expectations, beliefs, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends, and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements reflect management's expectations and are inherently uncertain. The forward-looking information and statements in this Press Release are subject to risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the information or statements herein. Forward-looking statements should be read in context with, and with the understanding of, the various other disclosures concerning the Company and its business made elsewhere in this Press Release as well as other public reports filed by the Company with the SEC. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results or developments.

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Contact:

AVX Corporation, Greenville
Kurt Cummings, 864-967-9303
finance@avx.com