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SOURCE Flextronics

- Adjusted Operating Profit Increased 72% Year-over-Year to $182 million

- Adjusted EPS Increased 85% Year-over-Year to $0.24

- Fiscal 2014 Free Cash Flow Generation of $701 million

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company, today announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2014:

(US$ in millions, except WASO and EPS)


Three Month Periods Ended



Twelve Month Periods Ended



March 31


March 31



March 31


March 31

Continuing Operations:


2014


2013



2014


2013

Net sales

$

6,724

$

5,295


$

26,109

$

23,569

Adjusted operating income

$

182

$

106


$

665

$

611

GAAP operating income (loss)

$

137

$

(27)


$

549

$

349

Adjusted income from continuing operations

$

146

$

86


$

556

$

564

GAAP income (loss) from continuing operations

$

43

$

(49)


$

366

$

303

Adjusted EPS

$

0.24

$

0.13


$

0.89

$

0.84

GAAP EPS

$

0.07

$

(0.08)


$

0.59

$

0.45

WASO (millions)


612


664



623


675


An explanation and reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures is presented in Schedule II attached to this press release. Weighted average ordinary shares used for calculating GAAP EPS for the three months ended March 31, 2013 were the same for basic and diluted, or 651 million shares, due to the net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, see Schedule I.

Fiscal Year 2014 Results of Operations
Net sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014 were $26.1 billion, an increase of $2.5 billion from the $23.6 billion recognized in fiscal year 2013. Adjusted operating income increased 9% from $611 million to $665 million in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. Adjusted earnings per diluted share also increased 6% to $0.89 year-over-year.

"Fiscal 2014 marked a year of continuous improvement and execution," said Mike McNamara, chief executive officer of Flextronics. "We consistently grew revenue, adjusted operating profit dollars, and adjusted EPS sequentially every quarter from our March trough a year ago through our December quarter. And while we are very pleased to have exceeded expectations for all three metrics this quarter, we remain focused on providing industry-leading, end-to-end supply chain solutions, driving growth and executing our strategy."

"We continued to deliver strong cash flow generation with fiscal 2014 cash flow from operations of $1.2 billion and free cash flow of $701 million," said Chris Collier, chief financial officer of Flextronics. "During fiscal 2014 we repurchased 60 million shares or 9% of our shares outstanding, further demonstrating our continued commitment to deliver shareholder value."

Fourth Quarter Results of Operations
Net sales for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2014 were $6.7 billion, higher than the Company's previously provided revenue guidance of $5.9 billion to $6.3 billion.  The Company's adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.24 in the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2014 was also higher than the Company's previously provided guidance of $0.18 to $0.22.

Flextronics's adjusted operating income increased $76 million or 72%, compared to the same quarter last year, to $182 million.   

Adjusted net income excludes $55 million of other charges recorded in the quarter ended March 31, 2014 to recognize a contractual obligation.  The Company and the customer are finalizing an amendment to the manufacturing agreement, which includes a waiver of the $55 million obligation.  The Company believes the amendment will be executed in the current June quarter, upon which the Company will reverse this charge in the period the amendment is executed with no impact to cash.

Guidance
For the first quarter ending June 27, 2014, revenue is expected to be in the range of $6.0 to $6.5 billion and adjusted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.20 to $0.24 per diluted share.  

GAAP earnings per share is expected to be higher than the guidance provided herein by approximately $0.06 per diluted share reflecting $0.09 other income for the reversal of the $55.0 million other charge less approximately $0.03 for intangible amortization and stock-based compensation expense.

Conference Calls and Web Casts
A conference call hosted by Flextronics's management team will be held today at 2:00 PM (PT) / 5:00 PM (ET) to discuss the Company's financial results for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2014.  The conference call will be broadcast via the Internet and may be accessed by logging on to the Company's website at www.flextronics.com. Additional information in the form of a slide presentation may also be found on the Company's site.  A replay of the broadcast will remain available on the Company's website afterwards.

About Flextronics
Flextronics (Reg. No. 199002645H) is a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company that delivers design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics services to a range of industries and end-markets, including data networking, telecom, enterprise computing and storage, industrial, capital equipment, appliances, automation, medical, automotive, aerospace and defense, energy, mobile, computing and other electronic product categories. Flextronics is an industry leader with $26 billion in sales, generated from helping customers design, build, ship, and service their products through an unparalleled network of facilities in approximately 30 countries and across four continents. Flextronics service offerings and vertically integrated component technologies optimize customer supply chains by lowering costs, increasing flexibility, and reducing time-to-market. For more information, visit www.flextronics.com or follow us on Twitter @flextronics.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of U.S. securities law including statements related to the future expected revenues and earnings per share. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These risks include: that future revenues and earnings may not be achieved as expected; the challenges of effectively managing our operations, including our ability to control costs and manage changes in our operations; our inability to amend the manufacturing agreement referenced above in the June quarter as expected; compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; the possibility that benefits of the Company's restructuring actions may not materialize as expected; that the expected revenue and margins from recently launched programs may not be realized; that recently proposed changes in tax laws in certain jurisdictions where we operate may materially impact our tax expense, and the effects that the current macroeconomic environment could have on our business and demand for our products as well as the effects that current credit and market conditions could have on the liquidity and financial condition of our customers and suppliers, including any impact on their ability to meet their contractual obligations. Additional information concerning these and other risks is described under "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q that we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on current expectations and Flextronics assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Our share repurchase program does not obligate the Company to repurchase a specific number of shares and may be suspended or terminated at any time without prior notice.


Renee Brotherton

Kevin Kessel

Corporate Communications

Investor Relations

(408) 576-7189

(408) 576-7985

renee.brotherton@flextronics.com 

kevin.kessel@flextronics.com 

 

 


SCHEDULE I

FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)








Three Month Periods Ended




March 31, 2014



March 31, 2013

GAAP:







Net sales

$

6,723,934


$

5,295,318


Cost of sales


6,338,268



4,982,142


Restructuring charges


23,522



117,519


      Gross profit


362,144



195,657


Selling, general and administrative expenses


213,735



215,484


Restructuring charges


11,029



7,224


      Operating income (loss)


137,380



(27,051)


Intangible amortization


7,397



8,318


Other charges (income), net (3)


55,000



(10,773)


Interest and other, net


16,388



18,596


      Income (loss) before income taxes


58,595



(43,192)


Provision for income taxes


15,620



6,124


     Net income (loss)

$

42,975


$

(49,316)








EPS:







Net income (loss):







GAAP (2):

$

0.07


$

(0.08)


Non-GAAP

$

0.24


$

0.13









Basic shares used in computing per share amounts


598,371



650,938


Diluted shares used in computing per share amounts


611,719



664,301

 

 


FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)










Twelve Month Periods Ended




March 31, 2014


March 31, 2013

GAAP:






Net sales

$

26,108,607

$

23,569,475


Cost of sales


24,609,738


22,187,393


Restructuring charges


58,648


215,834


      Gross profit


1,440,221


1,166,248


Selling, general and administrative expenses


874,796


805,235


Restructuring charges


16,663


11,600


      Operating income


548,762


349,413


Intangible amortization


28,892


29,529


Other charges (income), net (3)


57,512


(65,190)


Interest and other, net


61,904


56,259


      Income before income taxes


400,454


328,815


Provision for income taxes


34,860


26,313


     Income from continuing operations


365,594


302,502


     Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax


-


(25,451)


     Net income

$

365,594

$

277,051







EPS:






Income from continuing operations:






GAAP

$

0.59

$

0.45


Non-GAAP

$

0.89

$

0.84


Loss from discontinued operations:






GAAP

$

-

$

(0.04)


Non-GAAP

$

-

$

(0.02)


Net income:






GAAP

$

0.59

$

0.41


Non-GAAP

$

0.89

$

0.81








Diluted shares used in computing per share amounts


623,479


675,033









See Schedule II for the reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures. See the accompanying notes on Schedule IV attached to this press release.

 

 


SCHEDULE II

FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Month Periods Ended



March 31,
2014


March 31,
2013

GAAP gross profit

$

362,144

$

195,657

     Stock-based compensation expense


1,522


1,118

     Restructuring charges


23,522


117,519

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

387,188

$

314,294

GAAP SG&A Expenses

$

213,735

$

215,484

     Stock-based compensation expense


8,500


6,703

Non-GAAP SG&A Expenses

$

205,235

$

208,781

GAAP operating income (loss)

$

137,380

$

(27,051)

     Stock-based compensation expense


10,022


7,821

     Restructuring charges


34,551


124,743

Non-GAAP operating income

$

181,953

$

105,513

GAAP provision for income taxes

$

15,620

$

6,124

     Intangible amortization benefit


291


200

     Restructuring charges


3,881


5,083

Non-GAAP provision for income taxes

$

19,792

$

11,407

GAAP net income (loss)

$

42,975

$

(49,316)

     Stock-based compensation expense


10,022


7,821

     Intangible amortization


7,397


8,318

     Restructuring charges


34,551


124,743

     Other charges (3)


55,000


-

     Adjustments for taxes


(4,172)


(5,283)

Non-GAAP net income

$

145,773

$

86,283

EPS:





Net income (loss):





GAAP (2):

$

0.07

$

(0.08)

Non-GAAP

$

0.24

$

0.13






 

 



FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands, except per share amounts)



Twelve Month Periods Ended



March 31,
2014


March 31,
2013

GAAP gross profit

$

1,440,221

$

1,166,248

     Stock-based compensation expense


6,540


5,163

     Restructuring charges


58,648


215,834

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

1,505,409

$

1,387,245

GAAP SG&A Expenses

$

874,796

$

805,235

     Stock-based compensation expense


33,899


29,366

Non-GAAP SG&A Expenses

$

840,897

$

775,869

GAAP operating income

$

548,762

$

349,413

     Stock-based compensation expense


40,439


34,529

     Restructuring charges


75,311


227,434

Non-GAAP operating income

$

664,512

$

611,376

GAAP provision for income taxes

$

34,860

$

26,313

     Intangible amortization benefit


949


23,323

     Restructuring charges


7,929


6,363

Non-GAAP provision for income taxes

$

43,738

$

55,999

GAAP income from continuing operations

$

365,594

$

302,502

     Stock-based compensation expense


40,439


34,529

     Intangible amortization


28,892


29,529

     Restructuring charges


75,311


227,434

     Other charges (3)


55,000


-

     Adjustments for taxes


(8,878)


(29,686)

Non-GAAP income from continuing operations

$

556,358

$

564,308

GAAP net income

$

365,594

$

277,051

     Stock-based compensation expense


40,439


34,529

     Intangible amortization


28,892


40,529

     Restructuring charges


75,311


227,434

     Other charges (3)


55,000


-

     Adjustments for taxes


(8,878)


(29,686)

Non-GAAP net income

$

556,358

$

549,857






EPS:





Income from continuing operations:





GAAP

$

0.59

$

0.45

Non-GAAP

$

0.89

$

0.84

Loss from discontinued operations:





GAAP

$

-

$

(0.04)

Non-GAAP

$

-

$

(0.02)

Net income (loss):





GAAP

$

0.59

$

0.41

Non-GAAP

$

0.89

$

0.81






 

 


SCHEDULE III

FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)









March 31, 2014



March 31, 2013

ASSETS






Current Assets:







Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,593,728


$

1,587,087


Accounts receivable, net


2,697,985



2,111,996


Inventories


3,599,008



2,722,500


Other current assets


1,485,095



1,349,818

Total current assets


9,375,816



7,771,401







Property and equipment, net


2,288,656



2,174,588

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net


377,218



343,552

Other assets


433,950



302,014

Total assets

$

12,475,640


$

10,591,555






LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current Liabilities:







Bank borrowings and current portion of  long-term debt

$

32,575


$

416,654


Accounts payable


4,747,779



3,705,297


Other current liabilities


2,851,823



2,050,834

Total current liabilities


7,632,177



6,172,785








Long-term debt, net of current portion:







Revolving credit facility


-



-


4.625% Notes (due 2020)


500,000



500,000


5.000% Notes (due 2023)


500,000



500,000


Term Loans


1,067,500



646,135


Other long-term debt


2,520



4,838

Other liabilities


571,764



521,039






Total shareholders' equity


2,201,679



2,246,758

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

12,475,640


$

10,591,555







 

 

SCHEDULE IV


FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO SCHEDULES I, II, & III




(1)

To supplement Flextronics's unaudited selected financial data presented on a basis consistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), the Company discloses certain non-GAAP financial measures that exclude certain charges, including non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP income from continuing operations, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share.  These supplemental measures exclude stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges, intangible amortization and the related tax effects. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with or an alternative for GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.  We believe that these non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with Flextronics's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate Flextronics's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.  The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP measures.  We compensate for the limitations of non-GAAP financial measures by relying upon GAAP results to gain a complete picture of the Company's performance. 





In calculating non-GAAP financial measures, we exclude certain items to facilitate a review of the comparability of the Company's operating performance on a period-to-period basis because such items are not, in our view, related to the Company's ongoing operational performance.  We use non-GAAP measures to evaluate the operating performance of our business, for comparison with forecasts and strategic plans, for calculating return on investment, and for benchmarking performance externally against competitors.  In addition, management's incentive compensation is determined using certain non-GAAP measures.  Also, when evaluating potential acquisitions, we exclude certain of the items described below from consideration of the target's performance and valuation.  Since we find these measures to be useful, we believe that investors benefit from seeing results "through the eyes" of management in addition to seeing GAAP results.  We believe that these non-GAAP measures, when read in conjunction with the Company's GAAP financials, provide useful information to investors by offering:




the ability to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company's on-going operating results;


the ability to better identify trends in the Company's underlying business and perform related trend analyses;


a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company's underlying business; and


an easier way to compare the Company's operating results against analyst financial models and operating results of competitors that supplement their GAAP results with non-GAAP financial measures.





The following are explanations of each of the adjustments that we incorporate into non-GAAP measures, as well as the reasons for excluding each of these individual items in the reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures:






Stock-based compensation expense consists of non-cash charges for the estimated fair value of stock options and unvested restricted share unit awards granted to employees and assumed in business acquisitions.  The Company believes that the exclusion of these charges provides for more accurate comparisons of its operating results to peer companies due to the varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types.  In addition, the Company believes it is useful to investors to understand the specific impact stock-based compensation expense has on its operating results.






Restructuring charges include severance, asset impairment, lease termination, contract and product exit costs and other charges primarily related to the closures and consolidations of various manufacturing facilities. These costs may vary in size based on the Company's restructuring activities, and are not directly related to ongoing or core business results, and do not reflect expected future operating expenses. These costs are excluded by the Company's management in assessing current operating performance and forecasting its earnings trends, and are therefore excluded by the Company from its non-GAAP measures.






Intangible amortization consists of non-cash charges that can be impacted by the timing and magnitude of acquisitions.  The Company considers its operating results without these charges when evaluating its ongoing performance and forecasting its earnings trends, and therefore excludes such charges when presenting non-GAAP financial measures.  The Company believes that the assessment of its operations excluding these costs is relevant to its assessment of internal operations and comparisons to the performance of its competitors.






Adjustment for taxes relates to the tax effects of the various adjustments that we incorporate into non-GAAP measures in order to provide a more meaningful measure on non-GAAP net income and certain adjustments related to non-recurring settlements of tax contingencies.






Recognition of contractual obligation – see item (3) below.





For the twelve-month period ended March 31, 2014, Free Cash Flow was $701 million consisting of GAAP net cash flows from operating activities of $1.2 billion less purchases of property and equipment net of dispositions of $515 million. We believe Free Cash Flow is an important liquidity metric because it measures, during a given period, the amount of cash generated that is available to repay debt obligations, make investments, fund acquisitions and for certain other activities.  Since Free Cash Flow includes investments in operating assets, we believe this non-GAAP liquidity measure is useful in addition to the most directly comparable GAAP measure – "net cash flows provided by operating activities."




(2)

Weighted average ordinary shares used for calculating GAAP EPS for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 were the same for basic and diluted due to the net loss recognized during the period.




(3)

In accordance with a manufacturing agreement the Company has recognized a $55 million charge for a contractual obligation.  The expense is included in other charges (income), net in the consolidated statements of operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.  The Company and the customer are finalizing an amendment to the manufacturing agreement, which is expected to include a waiver of the $55 million obligation.  The Company expects to amend the agreement in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 and when it is executed, the Company will reverse this charge with no impact to cash.

 

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