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Benchmark Electronics Reports Results for the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012

ANGLETON, Texas, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a leading integrated contract manufacturing provider, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year which ended December 31, 2012.



Three Months Ended




December 31,



September 30,



December 31,




2012



2012



2011


Net sales (in millions)


$634



$611



$559


Net income (in millions)


$18



$19



$3


Net income – non-GAAP (in millions)


$18



$18



$10


Diluted EPS


$0.33



$0.34



$0.05


Diluted EPS – non-GAAP


$0.33



$0.31



$0.17


Operating margin (%)


3.9

%


4.1

%


-

%

Operating margin – non-GAAP (%)


3.7

%


3.7

%


1.2

%







Year Ended




December 31,




2012


2011


Net sales (in millions)


$2,468


$2,253


Net income (in millions)


$57


$52


Net income – non-GAAP (in millions)


$68


$60


Diluted EPS


$1.00


$0.87


Diluted EPS - non-GAAP


$1.21


$1.00


Operating margin (%)


3.1

%

1.8

%

Operating margin – non-GAAP (%)


3.5

%

2.2

%

"Our results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012 finished a very successful year for Benchmark," said Gayla J. Delly, the Company's President and CEO. "Our teams executed well in a weak environment, delivering strong revenue and earnings growth and solid cash flow generation. We are well-prepared to meet the macroeconomic challenges in 2013 as we continue to focus on operational excellence and cost-effective solutions for our customers."

Fourth Quarter 2012 Highlights

  • Revenue of $634 million increased 4% from Q3 of 2012 and increased 13% from Q4 of 2011.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.33 increased 6% from Q3 of 2012 and 94% from Q4 of 2011.
  • Operating margin for the fourth quarter was 3.7% excluding restructuring and Thailand flood related charges.
  • Thailand flood related charges included $3 million of insurance recoveries in excess of previously recognized inventory and property, plant and equipment losses offset by costs directly attributable to the Thailand flood. Thailand flood insurance recoveries included $1 million for property, plant and equipment losses and $2 million for inventory losses. The claims and recovery process with our insurance carriers is ongoing.
  • Cash flows provided by operating activities for Q4 2012 were approximately $77 million, including $2 million of Thailand flood insurance recoveries for inventory losses.
  • Cash and long-term investments balance was $395 million at December 31, 2012. Long-term investments consist of $10 million of auction rate securities.
  • Accounts receivable was $459 million at December 31, 2012; calculated days sales outstanding were 65 days compared to 67 days at September 30, 2012 and 69 days at December 31, 2011.
  • Inventory was $324 million at December 31, 2012; inventory turns were 7.3 times compared to 6.0 at September 30, 2012 and 5.4 at December 31, 2011.
  • Repurchases of common shares for the fourth quarter totaled $16 million or 1 million shares.

Fourth Quarter Industry Sector Update
The following table sets forth revenue by industry sector for the quarters ended December 31, 2012, September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011.


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,



2012


2012


2011


Computers and related products for business enterprises

33

%

30

%

34

%

Industrial control equipment

27


27


29


Telecommunication equipment

25


28


20


Medical devices

10


10


9


Testing and instrumentation products

5


5


8



100

%

100

%

100

%

First Quarter 2013 Outlook

  • A strong pull-through of orders in the fourth quarter of 2012 to support customer requirements has contributed to a reduced revenue outlook in the first quarter of 2013.
  • Revenue between $530 and $560 million.
  • Diluted earnings per share between $0.17 and $0.21 (excluding restructuring and Thailand flood related items).

Ms. Delly continued: "We believe the increased orders in the fourth quarter contribute to our softer revenue expectations for the first quarter. However, with robust recent bookings, we anticipate rebounding our revenue in 2013 despite the current market headwinds."

Conference Call Details

A conference call hosted by Benchmark management will be held today at 10:00 am (Central time) to discuss the financial results of the Company and its future outlook. This call will be broadcast via the Internet and may be accessed by logging on to our website at www.bench.com.

About Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
Benchmark Electronics, Inc. provides integrated manufacturing, design and engineering services to original equipment manufacturers of computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, industrial control equipment (which includes equipment for the aerospace and defense industry), testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunication equipment. Benchmark's global operations include 21 facilities in nine countries. Benchmark's Common Shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BHE.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes financial measures for earnings and earnings per share that exclude certain items and therefore are not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). A detailed reconciliation between the GAAP results and results excluding special items (non-GAAP) is included at the end of this press release. By disclosing this non-GAAP information, management intends to provide investors with additional information to further analyze the Company's performance and underlying trends. Management utilizes a measure of net income and earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis that excludes certain items to better assess operating performance and to help investors compare our results with our previous guidance. The non-GAAP information included in this press release is not necessarily comparable to non-GAAP information of other companies. Non-GAAP information should not be viewed as a substitute for, or superior to, net income or other data prepared in accordance with GAAP as measures of our profitability or liquidity. Users of this financial information should consider the types of events and transactions for which adjustments have been made.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the scope of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The words "expect," "estimate," "anticipate," "predict," and similar expressions, and the negatives of such expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements may be deemed to include, among other things, the statements "we are well-prepared to meet the macroeconomic challenges in 2013 as we continue to focus on operational excellence and cost-effective solutions for our customers" and "we anticipate rebounding our revenue in 2013 despite the current market headwinds", our sales and diluted earnings per share (excluding special items) guidance for the first quarter of 2013, as well as other statements, express or implied, concerning: the potential recovery of insurance proceeds; future operating results or the ability to generate sales, income or cash flow; and Benchmark's business and growth strategies, including expected internal growth and performance goals. Although Benchmark believes that these statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, such statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those indicated.

All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to Benchmark as of the date of this release, and Benchmark assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Persons are advised to consult further disclosures on related subjects in Benchmark's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in its press releases.

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries




Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Results


(Amounts in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)


(UNAUDITED)







Three months ended



Year ended





 December 31,



 December 31,





2012


2011



2012


2011














Income (loss) from operations (GAAP)

$

24,584

$

(270)


$

75,559

$

41,293


Restructuring charges


1,427


3,890



2,200


4,515


Thailand flood related charges, net of insurance


(2,770)


3,362



9,028


3,362


Non-GAAP income from operations

$

23,241

$

6,982


$

86,787

$

49,170


















































Net income (GAAP)

$

18,115

$

2,878


$

56,607

$

51,959


Restructuring charges, net of tax


1,249


3,840



1,833


4,442


Thailand flood related charges, net of insurance and tax


(1,319)


3,202



9,862


3,202


Non-GAAP net income

$

18,045

$

9,920


$

68,302

$

59,603


























Earnings per share: (GAAP)












Basic

$

0.33

$

0.05


$

1.01

$

0.88



Diluted

$

0.33

$

0.05


$

1.00

$

0.87














Earnings per share: (Non-GAAP)












Basic

$

0.33

$

0.17


$

1.21

$

1.01



Diluted

$

0.33

$

0.17


$

1.21

$

1.00














Weighted-average number of shares used in calculating earnings per share:












Basic


55,038


57,488



56,320


59,284



Diluted


55,256


57,720



56,634


59,773




Benchmark Electronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries




Consolidated Statements of Income


(Amounts in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)


(UNAUDITED)







Three months ended



Year ended





 December 31,



 December 31,




2012


2011



2012


2011


Sales

$

633,933

$

559,086


$

2,468,150

$

2,253,030


Cost of sales


588,474


530,261



2,291,412


2,114,195



Gross profit


45,459


28,825



176,738


138,835


Selling, general and administrative expenses


22,218


21,843



89,951


89,665


Restructuring charges


1,427


3,890



2,200


4,515


Thailand flood related charges, net of insurance


(2,770)


3,362



9,028


3,362



Income (loss) from operations


24,584


(270)



75,559


41,293


Interest expense


(490)


(330)



(1,580)


(1,327)


Interest income


371


475



1,306


1,768


Other income (expense)


58


(696)



154


(602)



Income (loss) before income taxes


24,523


(821)



75,439


41,132


Income tax expense (benefit)


6,408


(3,699)



18,832


(10,827)



Net income

$

18,115

$

2,878


$

56,607

$

51,959














Earnings per share:












Basic

$

0.33

$

0.05


$

1.01

$

0.88



Diluted

$

0.33

$

0.05


$

1.00

$

0.87














Weighted-average number of shares used in calculating earnings per share:












Basic


55,038


57,488



56,320


59,284



Diluted


55,256


57,720



56,634


59,773




Benchmark Electronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries




Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


December 31, 2012


(in thousands, except par value)


(UNAUDITED)










Assets





Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents

$

384,579




Accounts receivable, net


459,081




Inventories, net


324,041




Other current assets


46,490






Total current assets


1,214,191



Long-term investments


10,324



Property, plant and equipment, net


176,104



Goodwill, net


37,912



Other, net


62,946






Total assets

$

1,501,477










Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity





Current liabilities:






Current installments of capital lease obligations

$

497




Accounts payable


260,622




Accrued liabilities


69,396






Total current liabilities


330,515



Capital lease obligations, less current installments


10,103



Other long-term liabilities


21,334



Shareholders' equity


1,139,525






Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

1,501,477


SOURCE Benchmark Electronics, Inc.



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