2014

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. Announces Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2013 Results - Full year 2013 net revenue was $1,980.7 million, an increase of 3.5% from the full year 2012 net revenue of $1,913.9 million.

- Full year 2013 net income was $188.1 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, versus full year 2012 net income of $177.5 million, or $0.98 per diluted share. Net income per diluted share increased 7.1% in 2013.

- Full year 2013 Adjusted net income1 was $384.8 million, or $2.15 per diluted share, versus full year 2012 Adjusted net income1 of $356.6 million, or $1.96 per diluted share. Adjusted net income1 per diluted share increased 9.7% in 2013.

ALMELO, the Netherlands, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE: ST) (the "Company") announces results of its operations for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.

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Highlights of the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2013

Net revenue for the fourth quarter 2013 was $505.0 million, an increase of $59.6 million, or 13.4%, from net revenue for the fourth quarter 2012 of $445.4 million.  Net income for the fourth quarter 2013 was $67.1 million, or $0.38 per diluted share.  This compares to net income for the fourth quarter 2012 of $70.9 million, or $0.39 per diluted share.  Adjusted net income1 for the fourth quarter 2013 of $104.5 million was 20.7% of net revenue, or $0.59 per diluted share.  This compares to Adjusted net income1 for the fourth quarter 2012 of $85.3 million which was 19.2% of net revenue, or $0.47 per diluted share.  Adjusted net income1 per diluted share increased 25.5% in the fourth quarter 2013 from the fourth quarter of 2012.

Net revenue for the full year ended December 31, 2013 was $1,980.7 million, an increase of $66.8 million, or 3.5%, from $1,913.9 million for the full year ended December 31, 2012.  Net income for the full year ended December 31, 2013 was $188.1 million, or $1.05 per diluted share.  This compares to net income for the full year ended December 31, 2012 of $177.5 million, or $0.98 per diluted share.  Adjusted net income1 for the full year ended December 31, 2013 of $384.8 million was 19.4% of net revenue, or $2.15 per diluted share.  This compares to Adjusted net income1 for the full year ended December 31, 2012 of $356.6 million which was 18.6% of net revenue, or $1.96 per diluted share.  Adjusted net income1 per share increased 9.7% for the full year 2013 from 2012.

"We are pleased by the performance of the business during the fourth quarter and full year 2013, which came in better than expected," said Martha Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "In 2014, we believe Sensata will return to double-digit net revenue growth."    

The Company spent $30.4 million, or 6.0% of net revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2013 and $120.4 million, or 6.1% of net revenue, in the full year ended December 31, 2013 on research, development and engineering related costs.  These costs reside in the Cost of revenue and the Research and development lines of the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. 

The Company recorded a benefit from income tax of $(2.4) million for the fourth quarter 2013.  Approximately $(7.8) million of the benefit related to deferred income and other tax benefits, offset by $5.4 million, or 4.1% of Adjusted EBIT, of taxes that are payable in cash.  The deferred income tax benefit related primarily to changes in tax legislation, rates and reserves, offset by utilization of net operating losses.  For the full year ended December 31, 2013, cash taxes were approximately $28.1 million, or 5.6% of Adjusted EBIT.

The Company's ending cash balance at December 31, 2013 was $317.9 million.  During the full year 2013, the Company generated cash of $395.8 million from operations, used cash of $87.7 million for investing activities, and used cash of $403.8 million for financing activities. 

The Company's total indebtedness at December 31, 2013 was $1.7 billion.  The Company's Net debt2 was $1.4 billion resulting in a Net leverage ratio2 of 2.6X. 

In October 2013, the Company's Board of Directors amended the terms of an outstanding authorized share buyback program in order to reset the amount available for share repurchases to $250.0 million.  During the fourth quarter of 2013, we repurchased 4.7 million ordinary shares under this amended program for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $178.9 million.  On February 3, 2014, the Company's Board of Directors amended the terms of the share buyback program again, and reset the amount available for share repurchases to $250.0 million with otherwise the same terms as the October 2013 amended program.

Segment Performance

 









For the three months ended
December 31,


For the full  year ended
December 31,

$ in 000s



2013




2012




2013




2012


Sensors net revenue


$

368,091



$

315,637



$

1,420,215



$

1,375,170


Sensors profit from operations


$

113,681



$

91,028



$

425,629



$

384,667


% of Sensors net revenue



30.9

%



28.8

%



30.0

%



28.0

%


















Controls net revenue


$

136,924



$

129,719



$

560,517



$

538,740


Controls profit from operations


$

41,080



$

38,124



$

171,788



$

167,534


% of Controls net revenue



30.0

%



29.4

%



30.6

%



31.1

%


















 

Guidance

For the full year 2014, the Company anticipates net revenue of $2.12 to $2.22 billion which, at the midpoint, represents growth of 9.6% compared to the full year 2013 net revenue of $1.98 billion.  The Company expects to achieve earnings per diluted share calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") of $1.26 to $1.46 for the full year 2014.

In addition, the Company expects Adjusted net income1 of $400 million to $435 million, or $2.28 to $2.48 per diluted share for the full year 2014.  At the midpoint, this represents 8.4% growth compared to full year 2013 Adjusted net income1 of $385 million.  This includes expected integration costs of $11 million to $13 million as a result of recent acquisitions.  Excluding integration costs, Adjusted net income1 would be $2.34 to $2.56 per diluted share for the full year 2014, which at the midpoint represents growth of 14.0% compared to full year 2013 Adjusted net income1 of $2.15 per diluted share.  This guidance assumes a diluted share count of 175.0 million for the full year 2014.

The Company anticipates net revenue of $530 million to $550 million for the first quarter 2014, which, at the midpoint, represents growth of 14.8% compared to the first quarter 2013 net revenue of $470.4 million.  The Company expects to achieve earnings per diluted share calculated in accordance with GAAP of $0.28 to $0.32 in the first quarter of 2014.  In addition, the Company expects Adjusted net income1 of $94 million to $100 million, or $0.53 to $0.57 per diluted share, for the first quarter 2014.  At the midpoint, this represents 11.9% growth compared to first quarter 2013 Adjusted net income of $87 million.  This includes expected integration costs of $3.0 million to $3.5 million as a result of recent acquisitions.  Excluding integration costs, Adjusted net income1 would be $0.55 to $0.59 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2014, which at the midpoint represents growth of 18.8% compared to first quarter 2013 Adjusted net income1 of $0.48 per diluted share.  This guidance assumes a diluted share count of 175.0 million for the first quarter of 2014.

1See Non-GAAP Measures for discussion of Adjusted net income which includes a reconciliation of this measure to Net income.

2Net debt represents total indebtedness including capital lease and other financing obligations, less cash and cash equivalents.  The Net leverage ratio represents Net debt divided by Adjusted EBITDA for the last twelve months. 

Company Earnings Conference Call

The Company will conduct a conference call today at 8:00 AM eastern time to discuss the financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.  The U.S. dial in number is 877-486-0682 and the non-U.S. dial in number is 706-634-5536.  The passcode is 34432967.  A live webcast of the conference call will also be available on the investor relations page of the Company's website at http://investors.sensata.com

A replay of the conference call will be available for one week following the call.  To access the replay, the U.S. dial in number is 855-859-2056 and the non-U.S. dial in number is 404-537-3406.  The replay passcode is 34432967.  A replay of the call will also be available by webcast for an extended period of time at the Company's website, at http://investors.sensata.com.  

About Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions with operations and business centers in ten countries.  Sensata's products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications. For more information, please visit Sensata's website at www.sensata.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This earnings release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.  These statements relate to analyses and other information, which are based on forecasts of future results and estimates of amounts not yet determinable, and our future prospects, developments and business.  Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the Company's anticipated results for the first quarter and full year of 2014 and any future actions relating to our share repurchase authorization.  Such statements involve risks or uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements.  Factors that might cause these differences include, but are not limited to, risks associated with: worldwide economic conditions; adverse developments in the automotive industry; competitive pressures; pricing and other pressures from customers; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange, commodity and interest rates; governmental regulations, policies, and practices relating to the Company's non-US operations and international business; integration of acquired companies; litigation and disputes involving the Company, including the extent of product liability and warranty claims asserted against the Company; non-performance by suppliers; the loss of one or more suppliers of raw materials; and the Company's ability to secure financing to operate and grow its business or to explore opportunities.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak to results only as of the date the statements were made; and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether to reflect any future events or circumstances or otherwise.  For a discussion of potential risks and uncertainties, please refer to the risk factors listed in the Company's SEC filings.  Copies of the Company's filings are available from its Investor Relations department or from the SEC website, www.sec.gov.

 

Contact:










Investors



News Media


Jacob Sayer



Linda Megathlin


(508) 236-3800



(508) 236-1761


investors@sensata.com



lmegathlin@sensata.com


 

 

SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations  

(Unaudited)  






(In 000s, except per share amounts)






For the three months ended

For the full year ended


December 31,
2013

December 31,
2012

December 31,
2013

December 31,
2012

Net revenue

$

505,015


$

445,356


$

1,980,732


$

1,913,910


Operating costs and expenses:





Cost of revenue

315,807


297,501


1,256,249


1,257,547


Research and development

14,837


12,923


57,950


52,072


Selling, general and administrative

41,715


31,700


163,145


141,894


Amortization of intangible assets

33,681


36,370


134,387


144,777


Restructuring and special charges

982


25,215


5,520


40,152


Total operating costs and expenses

407,022


403,709


1,617,251


1,636,442


Profit from operations

97,993


41,647


363,481


277,468


Interest expense

(23,528)


(24,927)


(95,101)


(100,037)


Interest income

406


146


1,186


815


Other, net

(10,218)


(9,820)


(35,629)


(5,581)


Income before taxes

64,653


7,046


233,937


172,665


(Benefit from)/provision for income taxes

(2,414)


(63,895)


45,812


(4,816)


Net income

$

67,067


$

70,941


$

188,125


$

177,481







Net income per share:





Basic

$

0.38


$

0.40


$

1.07


$

1.00


Diluted

$

0.38


$

0.39


$

1.05


$

0.98







Weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding:





Basic

175,276


177,908


176,091


177,473


Diluted

177,538


181,550


179,024


181,623







 

 

SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(Unaudited)






($ in 000s)






For the three months ended

For the full year ended







December 31, 2013

December 31, 2012

December 31, 2013

December 31, 2012

Net income

$

67,067


$

70,941


$

188,125


$

177,481


Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax:





Net unrealized loss on derivative instruments designated and qualifying as cash flow hedges

(1,773)


(197)


(2,817)


(1,668)


Defined benefit and retiree healthcare plans

7,810


(14,823)


9,116


(14,514)


Other comprehensive income/(loss)

6,037


(15,020)


6,299


(16,182)


Comprehensive income

$

73,104


$

55,921


$

194,424


$

161,299


 

 

SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)




($ in 000s)

December 31,
2013

December 31,
2012

Assets



Current assets:



Cash and cash equivalents

$

317,896


$

413,539


Accounts receivable, net of allowances

291,723


258,114


Inventories

183,395


176,233


Deferred income tax assets

22,120


12,871


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

47,514


33,923


Total current assets

862,648


894,680


Property, plant and equipment, net

344,657


323,186


Goodwill

1,756,049


1,754,107


Other intangible assets, net

502,388


603,883


Deferred income tax assets

24,023


38,971


Deferred financing costs

19,132


22,119


Other assets

10,344


11,445


Total assets

$

3,519,241


$

3,648,391





Liabilities and shareholders' equity



Current liabilities:



Current portion of long-term debt, capital lease and other financing obligations

$

8,100


$

12,878


Accounts payable

177,539


152,964


Income taxes payable

5,785


8,884


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

129,111


100,112


Deferred income tax liabilities

4,974


3,525


Total current liabilities

325,509


278,363


Deferred income tax liabilities

294,764


271,902


Pension and post-retirement benefit obligations

19,508


32,747


Capital lease and other financing obligations, less current portion

48,845


43,425


Long-term debt, net of discount, less current portion

1,667,021


1,768,352


Other long-term liabilities

22,006


31,308


Total liabilities

2,377,653


2,426,097


Total shareholders' equity

1,141,588


1,222,294


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

3,519,241


$

3,648,391


 

 

SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)




($ in 000s)




For the full year ended


December 31, 2013

December 31, 2012

Cash flows from operating activities:



Net income

$

188,125


$

177,481


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:



Depreciation

50,889


54,688


Amortization of deferred financing costs and original issue discounts

4,307


5,108


Currency remeasurement (gain)/loss on debt

(457)


433


Share-based compensation

8,967


14,714


Loss on repurchase or refinancing of debt

9,010


2,216


Amortization of inventory step-up to fair value


23


Amortization of intangible assets

134,387


144,777


Gain on disposition of assets, net

(303)


(214)


Deferred income taxes

25,711


(26,611)


Gain from insurance proceeds

(7,500)


(1,750)


Unrealized loss on hedges and other non-cash items

8,627


2,748


(Decrease)/increase from changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions

(25,925)


23,700


Net cash provided by operating activities

395,838


397,313





Cash flows from investing activities:



Acquisitions, net of cash received

(15,470)


(13,346)


Additions to property, plant and equipment and capitalized software

(82,784)


(54,786)


Insurance proceeds

8,900



Proceeds from sale of assets

1,704


5,631


Net cash used in investing activities

(87,650)


(62,501)





Cash flows from financing activities:



Proceeds from exercise of stock options and issuance of ordinary shares

20,999


16,520


Proceeds from issuance of debt

600,000



Payments on debt

(711,665)


(13,349)


Repurchase of ordinary shares from SCA

(172,125)



Payments to repurchase ordinary shares

(132,971)


(15,190)


Payments of debt issuance costs

(8,069)


(1,381)


Net cash used in financing activities

(403,831)


(13,400)


Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(95,643)


321,412


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

413,539


92,127


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

317,896


$

413,539


 

 

Net Revenue by Business, Geography and End Market








Three months ended
December 31,

Full year ended
December 31,

(% of total net revenue)

2013

2012

2013

2012

Sensors

72.9

%

70.9

%

71.7

%

71.9

%

Controls

27.1

%

29.1

%

28.3

%

28.1

%

Total

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%




















































Three months ended
December 31,

Full year ended
December 31,

(% of total net revenue)

2013

2012

2013

2012

Americas

35.8

%

35.2

%

37.4

%

37.0

%

Europe

29.4

%

27.1

%

29.5

%

28.6

%

Asia

34.8

%

37.7

%

33.1

%

34.4

%

Total

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%



























































Three months ended
December 31,

Full year ended
December 31,

(% of total net revenue)

2013

2012

2013

2012

European automotive

23.4

%

22.6

%

23.7

%

24.2

%

North American automotive

16.3

%

16.0

%

16.2

%

16.6

%

Asian automotive

22.4

%

25.0

%

20.6

%

21.9

%

Rest of world automotive

0.9

%

0.8

%

0.8

%

0.8

%

Heavy vehicle off-road

10.6

%

7.1

%

9.8

%

7.6

%

Appliance and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning

8.0

%

9.0

%

9.6

%

9.9

%

Industrial

8.3

%

9.2

%

9.0

%

9.1

%

All other

10.1

%

10.3

%

10.3

%

9.9

%

Total

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%
















 

Non-GAAP Measures

Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure.  The Company defines Adjusted net income as follows: net income before costs associated with debt refinancing and other financing activities, unrealized loss/(gain) on other hedges and loss/(gain) on currency remeasurement on debt, depreciation and amortization expense related to the step-up in fair value of fixed and intangible assets and inventory, deferred income tax and other tax expense, amortization of deferred financing costs, restructuring and special charges, and other costs.  The Company believes Adjusted net income provides investors with helpful information with respect to the performance of the Company's operations and management uses Adjusted net income to evaluate its ongoing operations and for internal planning and forecasting purposes. Adjusted net income is not a measure of liquidity.  See the tables below which reconcile Net income to Adjusted net income and Projected GAAP earnings per share to Projected Adjusted net income per share.

The following unaudited table reconciles the Company's Net income to Adjusted net income for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2013 and 2012.

 

(In 000s, except per share amounts)

Three months ended

December 31,

Full year ended

December 31,


2013

2012

2013

2012






Net income

$

67,067


$

70,941


$

188,125


$

177,481


Financing and other transaction costs

3,004


2,916


12,183


2,916


Deferred loss/(gain) on other hedges and loss/(gain) on currency remeasurement on debt, net

4,305


6,550


17,900


(8,925)


Depreciation and amortization expense related to the step-up in fair value of fixed and intangible assets and inventory

34,248


37,083


136,245


150,946


Deferred income tax and other tax expense

(7,804)


(67,553)


17,756


(22,868)


Amortization of deferred financing costs

1,016


1,247


4,307


5,108


Restructuring and special charges

2,704


34,163


8,309


51,901


Total adjustments

$

37,473


$

14,406


$

196,700


$

179,078


Adjusted net income

$

104,540


$

85,347


$

384,825


$

356,559


Weighted average diluted shares outstanding used in Adjusted net income per diluted share calculation

177,538


181,550


179,024


181,623


Adjusted net income per diluted share

$

0.59


$

0.47


$

2.15


$

1.96


 

The Company's definition of Adjusted net income includes the current tax expense (benefit) that will be payable (realized) on the Company's income tax return and excludes deferred income tax and other tax expense.  As the Company treats deferred income tax and other tax expense as an adjustment to compute Adjusted net income, the deferred income tax effect associated with the reconciling items would not change Adjusted net income for each period presented.  The theoretical current income tax associated with the reconciling items above would be as follows:  Amortization and depreciation expense related to the step-up in fair value of fixed and intangible assets and inventory:  $0.2 million and $1.0 million for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2013, respectively; Restructuring and special charges:  $0.6 million and $1.5 million for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2013, respectively.  Amortization and depreciation expense related to the step-up in fair value of fixed and intangible assets and inventory:  $0.3 million and $1.1 million for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2012, respectively; Restructuring and special charges:  $4.0 million and $5.5 million for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2012.

The following unaudited table identifies where in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations the adjustments to reconcile Net income to Adjusted net income were recorded for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2013 and 2012.

 

($ in 000s)

Three months ended

December 31,

Full year ended

December 31,


2013

2012

2013

2012






Cost of revenue

$

2,303


$

10,305


$

5,459


$

17,865


Selling, general and administrative

1,105


721


2,076


721


Amortization of intangible assets

33,327


35,971


132,984


142,983


Restructuring and special charges

1,322


24,949


6,111


37,405


Interest expense

1,016


1,247


4,307


5,108


Other, net

6,204


8,766


28,007


(1,818)


(Benefit from) / provision for income taxes

(7,804)


(67,553)


17,756


(23,186)


Total adjustments

$

37,473


$

14,406


$

196,700


$

179,078


 

The following unaudited table reconciles the Company's Projected GAAP earnings per diluted share to Projected Adjusted net income per diluted share for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 and full year ended December 31, 2014.  The amounts in the table below have been calculated based on unrounded numbers.  Accordingly, certain amounts may not add due to the effect of rounding.

 


Three months ended

March 31, 2014

Full year ended

December 31, 2014


Low End

High End

Low End

High End






Projected GAAP earnings per diluted share

$

0.28


$

0.32


$

1.26


$

1.46


Amortization and depreciation expense related to the step-up in fair value of fixed and intangible assets

0.20


0.20


0.78


0.78


Deferred income tax and other tax expense

0.06


0.06


0.23


0.23


Amortization of deferred financing costs

0.01


0.01


0.03


0.03


Restructuring and special charges

(0.01)


(0.01)


(0.02)


(0.02)


Projected Adjusted net income per diluted share

$

0.53


$

0.57


$

2.28


$

2.48


Weighted average diluted shares outstanding used in Adjusted net income per share calculation (in 000s)

175,000


175,000


175,000


175,000







 

SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V. 

Notes to unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income, Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income, Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows do not include all of the information and note disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements. This information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and the interim condensed consolidated financial statements included in the Company's Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2013.  U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements.  Estimates used may change as new events occur or additional information is obtained.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.  Certain reclassifications have been made to prior periods to conform to current period presentation.  

SOURCE Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.



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