AVX Corporation Announces Preliminary First Quarter Results


Wednesday, July 27, 2016 8:30 am EDT



Public Company Information:


FOUNTAIN INN, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today reported preliminary unaudited results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2016.

Chief Executive Officer and President, John Sarvis, stated, “We completed the first quarter of our fiscal year with net sales of $314.8 million reflecting an increase over both the previous quarter and the same quarter in the prior year. Our gross profit of $69.9 million, or 22.2%, reflects solid operating performance in an uncertain global economy, but was negatively impacted by intellectual property related costs and recent strengthening of the Japanese yen. These results continue to reflect our focus on value added products for our customers and our focus on cost control. Our optimism about future activity was bolstered by a build in our order backlog during the quarter and increased distribution customer activity. We continue to be optimistic that the continuing evolution of new electronic devices and content will provide growth opportunities during the latter part of the fiscal year as global economic expansion continues.”

For the quarter ended June 30, 2016, net sales were $314.8 million compared to net sales of $300.5 million for the same quarter last year reflecting an improving market for our components and interconnect products.

On a U.S. GAAP basis, unaudited results include net income for the current quarter of $29.9 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared to net income of $35.6 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. Non-GAAP net income (excluding special charges) was $32.2 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 compared to non-GAAP net income of $35.6 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. During the current quarter, the pre-tax special charge consisted of a $3.6 million charge ($2.3 million after-tax) related to estimated environmental remediation costs resulting from legacy environmental issues at an inactive property.

Chief Financial Officer, Kurt Cummings, stated, “As a part of our long-term strategy, we continued to foster our financial strength in order to allow flexibility for investments in potential acquisitions, materials, equipment and people to support the long-term growth of the Company. We have cash, cash equivalents and short and long-term investments in securities of approximately $1.1 billion and no debt. We continued to use our resources to provide value to our stockholders during the quarter by paying $17.6 million in dividends to stockholders and using $1.6 million to repurchase shares of AVX stock on the open market.”

AVX, headquartered in Fountain Inn, 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.


Consolidated Condensed Statements of Income


(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended
June 30,
2015 2016
Net sales $ 300,516 $ 314,823
Cost of sales   223,342   244,960
Gross profit 77,174 69,863
Selling, general & admin. expense 28,508 31,477
Environmental charge   -   3,600
Profit from operations 48,666 34,786
Other income, net   1,516   5,065
Income before income taxes 50,182 39,851
Provision for taxes   14,553   9,962
Net income $ 35,629 $ 29,889
Basic income per share $ 0.21 $ 0.18
Diluted income per share $ 0.21 $ 0.18
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 168,091 167,455
Diluted 168,372 167,639


GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation


(in thousands, except per share data)

        Three Months Ended
June 30,
  2015     2016
Including special charges (GAAP)
Net sales $ 300,516 $ 314,823
Net income $ 35,629 $ 29,889
Diluted income per share $ 0.21 $ 0.18
Excluding special charges (Non-GAAP)
Special charges after-tax
Environmental charge $ - $ 2,340
Net income $ 35,629 $ 32,229
Diluted income per share $ 0.21 $ 0.19

In order to better understand the Company’s short-term and long-term financial trends, investors may find it helpful to consider results excluding special charges. The resulting non-GAAP financial measure provides additional information to investors regarding the underlying business trends and performance of the Company’s ongoing operations and may be of assistance for period-over-period comparisons of such operations. Management considers the exclusion of such charges as part of its evaluation of the operating performance of the Company. Investors should consider the non-GAAP measure as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, financial performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the non-GAAP financial measure may not be similarly titled to or calculated in a manner consistent with non-GAAP information presented by other companies. Detail of the Company’s non-GAAP net income is provided in the table above.


Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets


(in thousands)

March 31, June 30,
2016 2016
Cash and cash equivalents $ 454,208 $ 483,349
Short-term investments in securities 494,594 574,907
Accounts receivable, net 168,672 170,511
Inventories 484,268 484,042
Other current assets   85,149   64,110
Total current assets 1,686,891 1,776,919
Long-term investments in securities 85,577 10,463
Property, plant and equipment, net 217,998 224,803
Goodwill and other intangibles 270,605 269,347
Other assets   148,748   140,064
TOTAL ASSETS $ 2,409,819 $ 2,421,596
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Accounts payable $ 78,168 $ 83,992
Income taxes payable and accrued expenses   102,134   101,751
Total current liabilities 180,302 185,743
Other liabilities   52,411   49,952
TOTAL LIABILITIES 232,713 235,695
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   2,177,106   2,185,901

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 2017, overall volume and pricing trends, potential for future growth, 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, outlook, 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, 2016, 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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AVX Corporation, Fountain Inn
Kurt Cummings, 864-967-9303