Sanmina-SCI Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2010 Results

Company Delivers Solid Quarter - Exceeds Outlook

Jan 26, 2010, 16:05 ET from Sanmina-SCI Corporation

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanmina-SCI Corporation (the "Company") (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company, today reported financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended January 2, 2010.

First Quarter Fiscal 2010 Highlights

  • Revenue of $1.48 billion, exceeded outlook of $1.35 - $1.45 billion
  • GAAP gross margin of 7.4 percent, a 40 basis point sequential improvement
  • GAAP operating margin of 2.7 percent, a 210 basis point sequential improvement
  • Non-GAAP gross margin of 7.6 percent, a 50 basis point sequential improvement
  • Non-GAAP operating margin of 3.3 percent, a 70 basis point sequential improvement
  • Early redemption of $176 million of outstanding debt

Revenue for the first quarter was $1.48 billion, up 9 percent compared to $1.35 billion in the prior quarter ended October 3, 2009 and up 4 percent compared to $1.42 billion in the same period a year ago. 

GAAP Financial Results(1)

GAAP net income in the first quarter was $59 million, a diluted earnings per share of $0.74, compared to a net loss of $33 million, a diluted loss per share of $0.42 in the prior quarter. GAAP net loss for the same period a year ago was $26 million, a diluted loss per share of $0.29.  GAAP net income in the first quarter 2010 included a one-time benefit of approximately $36 million in connection with certain legal proceedings.

Non-GAAP Financial Results(1)(2)

Non-GAAP gross profit in the first quarter was $112 million, or 7.6 percent of revenue, up 50 basis points, compared to gross profit of $96 million, or 7.1 percent of revenue in the prior quarter. Non-GAAP gross profit for the same period a year ago was $96 million, or 6.7 percent of revenue.  

Non-GAAP operating income was $49 million, an increase of 41 percent, compared to $35 million in the prior quarter and up 57 percent compared to $31 million in the same period a year ago.   Operating margin for the first quarter was 3.3 percent, up 70 basis points, compared to 2.6 percent in the prior quarter and a 110 basis point improvement compared to 2.2 percent in the first quarter fiscal 2009.  

Non-GAAP net income in the first quarter was $18 million, a diluted earnings per share of $0.23, compared to a net income of $94 thousand, a diluted earnings per share of $0.00 in the prior quarter. Non-GAAP net loss for the same period a year ago was $768 thousand, a diluted loss per share of $0.01.    

Three Month Periods

(In millions, except per share data)

Q1:2010

Q4:2009

Q1:2009

GAAP:

Revenue

$1,478

$1,354

$1,419

Net income (loss)

$59

$(33)

$(26)

Diluted earnings (loss) per share(1)

$0.74

$(0.42)

$(0.29)

Non-GAAP(2):

Revenue

$1,478

$1,354

$1,424

Gross profit

$112

$96

$96

Gross margin

7.6%

7.1%

6.7%

Operating income

$49

$35

$31

Operating margin

3.3%

2.6%

2.2%

Net income (loss)

$18

$0.1

$(0.8)

Diluted earnings (loss) per share(1)

$0.23

$0.00

$(0.01)

Balance Sheet Results

During the quarter the Company redeemed $176 million of debt that was scheduled to mature in June 2010.  As of January 2, 2010 cash and cash equivalents amounted to $727 million, compared to $899 million for the year ended October 3, 2009.  Cash flow from operations was $13 million for the first quarter.  Working capital metrics strengthened as cash cycle days improved to 41 days and inventory turns increased to 7.1x.

"We delivered a solid first quarter of revenue growth and margin expansion.  These results reflect our strong operational execution and an increase in demand which we expect to continue into the second quarter.  With visibility improving, new market opportunities and a healthy pipeline, we are optimistic that 2010 will be a year of growth for Sanmina-SCI," stated Jure Sola, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2010 Outlook

The following forecast is for the second fiscal quarter ending April 3, 2010.  These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially.  

  • Revenue between $1.45 billion to $1.55 billion
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share between $0.22 to $0.27

(1)Earnings Per Share Calculation

The Company completed a reverse split of its common stock at a ratio of one for six, effective August 14, 2009. Earnings per share data contained in this release for periods prior to such date have been calculated on a post split basis.  

(2)Non-GAAP Financial Information

In the commentary set forth above and/or in the financial statements included in this earnings release, we present the following non-GAAP financial measures:  revenue, gross profit, gross margin, operating income, operating margin, net income (loss) and earnings (loss) per share.  In computing each of these non-GAAP financial measures, we exclude charges or gains relating to: stock-based compensation expenses, restructuring costs (including employee severance and benefits costs and charges related to excess facilities and assets), integration costs (consisting of costs associated with the integration of acquired businesses into our operations), impairment charges for goodwill and intangible assets, amortization expense and other infrequent or unusual items (including charges for customer bankruptcy reorganizations, litigation settlements and discrete tax events), to the extent material or which we consider to be of a non-operational nature in the applicable period.  See Schedule 1 below for more information regarding our use of non-GAAP financial measures, including the economic substance behind each exclusion, the manner in which management uses non-GAAP measures to conduct and evaluate the business, the material limitations associated with using such measures and the manner in which management compensates for such limitations. A reconciliation from GAAP to non-GAAP results is included in the financial statements contained in this release and is also available on the Investor Relations section of our website at www.sanmina-sci.com.  Sanmina-SCI provides second quarter outlook information only on a non-GAAP basis due to the inherent uncertainties associated with forecasting the timing and amount of restructuring, impairment and other unusual and infrequent items.

Company Conference Call Information

Sanmina-SCI will hold a conference call regarding this announcement on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT). The access numbers are: domestic 877-273-6760 and international 706-634-6605.  The conference will also be broadcast live over the Internet.  You can log on to the live webcast at www.sanmina-sci.com.  Additional information in the form of a slide presentation is available by logging onto Sanmina-SCI's website at www.sanmina-sci.com.   A replay of today's conference call will be available for 48-hours.  The access numbers are: domestic 800-642-1687 and international 706-645-9291, access code is 47564654.

About Sanmina-SCI

Sanmina-SCI Corporation is a leading electronics contract manufacturer serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina-SCI provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to OEMs primarily in the communications, defense and aerospace, industrial and medical instrumentation, multimedia, enterprise computing and storage, renewable energy and automotive technology sectors. Sanmina-SCI has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at http://www.sanmina-sci.com.

Sanmina-SCI Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements contained in this press release, including the Company's outlook for future revenue and earnings per share and statements concerning future customer demand and growth constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in these statements as a result of a number of factors, including continued deterioration of the market for the Company's customers' products and the global economy as a whole, which could negatively impact the Company's revenue and the Company's customers' ability to pay for the Company's products; customer bankruptcy filings; the sufficiency of the Company's cash position and other sources of liquidity to operate and expand its business; impact of the restrictions contained in the Company's credit agreements and indentures upon the Company's ability to operate and expand its business; competition negatively impacting the Company's revenues and margins; any failure of the Company to effectively assimilate acquired businesses and achieve the anticipated benefits of its acquisitions; the need to adopt future restructuring plans as a result of changes in the Company's business; and the other factors set forth in the Company's annual report for fiscal 2009 filed with the Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC").

The Company is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter any of the forward-looking statements made in this earnings release, the conference call or the Investor Relations section of our website whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.

Sanmina-SCI Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(GAAP)

January 2,

October 3,

2010

2009

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$                  727,495

$                899,151

Accounts receivable, net

749,925

668,474

Inventories

778,326

761,391

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

84,823

78,128

Assets held for sale

60,116

68,902

Total current assets

2,400,685

2,476,046

Property, plant and equipment, net

550,020

543,497

Other non-current assets

93,977

104,354

Total assets

$               3,044,682

$             3,123,897

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$                  828,430

$                780,876

Accrued liabilities

148,945

140,926

Accrued payroll and related benefits

103,624

98,408

Current portion of long-term debt

-

175,700

Total current liabilities

1,080,999

1,195,910

Long-term liabilities:

Long-term debt

1,261,677

1,262,014

Other

116,884

146,903

Total long-term liabilities

1,378,561

1,408,917

Total stockholders' equity

585,122

519,070

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$               3,044,682

$             3,123,897

Sanmina-SCI Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(GAAP)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

January 2, 2010

December 27, 2008

Net sales

$         1,478,302 

$                   1,419,264 

Cost of sales

1,368,615 

1,335,466 

Gross profit

109,687 

83,798 

Operating expenses:

Selling, general and administrative

62,415 

62,987 

Research and development

3,098 

4,192 

Amortization of intangible assets

1,178 

1,650 

Restructuring and integration costs

3,338 

9,235 

Asset impairment

3,798 

    Total operating expenses

70,029 

81,862 

Operating income

39,658 

1,936 

Interest income

381 

3,450 

Interest expense

(26,777)

(29,183)

Other income, net

39,655 

553 

Interest and other income, net

13,259 

(25,180)

Income (loss) before income taxes

52,917 

(23,244)

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

(6,465)

2,429 

Net income (loss)

$              59,382 

$                      (25,673)

Basic income (loss) per share

$                  0.76 

$                          (0.29)

Diluted income (loss) per share

$                  0.74 

$                          (0.29)

Weighted-average shares used in computing

per share amounts:

 Basic

78,615 

87,219 

 Diluted

80,575 

87,219 

Sanmina-SCI Corporation

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

January 2, 2010

October 3, 2009

December 27, 2008

GAAP Revenue

$      1,478,302   

$       1,353,960   

$            1,419,264   

Adjustments

Customer bankruptcy reorganization (1)

-   

-   

5,000   

Non-GAAP Revenue

$      1,478,302   

$       1,353,960   

$            1,424,264   

GAAP Gross Profit

$         109,687   

$            94,330   

$                 83,798   

GAAP gross margin

7.4%

7.0%

5.9%

Adjustments

Stock compensation expense (2)

2,066   

2,028   

1,865   

Amortization of intangible assets

-   

24   

233   

Customer bankruptcy reorganization (1)

-   

-   

10,000   

Non-GAAP Gross Profit

$         111,753   

$            96,382   

$                 95,896   

Non-GAAP gross margin

7.6%

7.1%

6.7%

GAAP operating income

$           39,658   

$              7,721   

$                   1,936   

GAAP operating margin

2.7%

0.6%

0.1%

Adjustments

Stock compensation expense (2)

4,652   

4,470   

4,162   

Amortization of intangible assets

1,178   

1,096   

1,883   

Stock option investigation

-   

-   

150   

Customer bankruptcy reorganization (1)

-   

-   

10,000   

Restructuring and integration costs

3,338   

18,316   

9,235   

Asset impairment

-   

2,944   

3,798   

Non-GAAP operating income

$           48,826   

$            34,547   

$                 31,164   

Non-GAAP operating margin

3.3%

2.6%

2.2%

GAAP net income (loss)

$           59,382   

$          (32,685)  

$               (25,673)  

Adjustments:

Operating income adjustments (see above)

9,168   

26,826   

29,228   

Net gain on derivative financial instruments and other (3)

-   

-   

(4,993)  

Impairment of long-term investment

-   

825   

-   

Gain on sale of business

(3,710)  

-   

-   

Loss on repurchase of debt (4)

828   

4,945   

-   

Gain from litigation settlement (5)

(35,556)  

-   

-   

Nonrecurring tax items

(11,644)  

183   

670   

Non-GAAP net income (loss)

$           18,468   

$                   94   

$                    (768)  

Non-GAAP Basic Income (Loss) Per Share:

$               0.23   

$                0.00   

$                   (0.01)  

Non-GAAP Diluted Income (Loss) Per Share:

$               0.23   

$                0.00   

$                   (0.01)  

Weighted-average shares used in computing Non-GAAP per share amounts:

Basic

78,615   

78,604   

87,219   

Diluted

80,575   

79,209   

87,219   

(1)  Relates to revenue reversal and inventory reserves associated with a customer's bankruptcy reorganization announcement.  

(2)  Stock compensation expense was as follows:    

Three Months Ended

January 2, 2010

October 3, 2009

December 27, 2008

Cost of sales

$             2,066

$              2,028

$                   1,865

Selling, general and administrative

2,487

2,324

2,212

Research and development

99

118

85

Stock compensation expense - total company

$             4,652

$              4,470

$                   4,162

(3)  Relates primarily to a gain on interest rate swaps not accounted for as hedging instruments during a portion of Q1 FY09 due to termination of a swap.  

(4)  Includes write-off of unamortized debt issuance costs in both periods and write-off of OCI on dedesignated portion of interest rate swap for the three months ended October 3, 2009.  

(5)  Represents cash received in connection with a litigation settlement.  

Schedule I

The tables contained above include non-GAAP measures of revenue, gross profit, gross margin, operating income, operating margin, net income and earnings per share.  Management excludes from these measures stock-based compensation, restructuring and integration expenses, impairment charges, amortization charges and other infrequent items, including customer bankruptcy impacts, to the extent material or which we consider to be of a non-operational nature in the applicable period.

Management excludes these items principally because such charges are not directly related to the Company's ongoing core business operations. We use such non-GAAP measures in order to (1) make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of Company's operations, both internally and externally, (2) guide management in assessing performance of the business, internally allocating resources and making decisions in furtherance of Company's strategic plan, (3) provide investors with a better understanding of how management plans and measures the business and (4) provide investors with a better understanding of the ongoing, core business. The material limitations to management's approach include the fact that the charges and expenses excluded are nonetheless charges required to be recognized under GAAP. Management compensates for these limitations primarily by using GAAP results to obtain a complete picture of the Company's performance and by including a reconciliation of non-GAAP results back to GAAP in its earnings releases.

Additional information regarding the economic substance of each exclusion, management's use of the resultant non-GAAP measures, the material limitations of management's approach and management's methods for compensating for such limitations is provided below.

Stock-based Compensation Expense, which consists of non-cash charges for the estimated fair value of stock options and unvested restricted stock units granted to employees, is excluded in order to permit more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company's results since the Company grants different amounts and value of stock options in each quarter. In addition, given the fact that competitors grant different amounts and types of equity award and may use different option valuation assumptions, excluding stock-based compensation permits more accurate comparisons of the Company's core results with those of its competitors.

Restructuring and Integration Costs, which consist of severance, lease termination, exit costs and other charges primarily related to closing and consolidating manufacturing facilities and those associated with the integration of acquired businesses into our operations, are excluded because such charges (1) can be driven by the timing of acquisitions which are difficult to predict, (2) are not directly related to ongoing business results and (3) do not reflect expected future operating expenses. In addition, given the fact that the Company's competitors complete acquisitions and adopt restructuring plans at different times and in different amounts than the Company, excluding these charges permits more accurate comparisons of the Company's core results with those of its competitors. Items excluded by the Company may be different from those excluded by the Company's competitors and restructuring and integration expenses include both cash and non-cash expenses. Cash expenses reduce the Company's liquidity. Therefore, management also reviews GAAP results including these amounts.

Impairment Charges, which consist of non-cash charges resulting primarily from the Company's net book value exceeding its market capitalization due to weak macroeconomic conditions, are excluded because such charges are non-recurring and do not reduce the Company's liquidity. In addition, given the fact that the Company's competitors may record impairment charges at different times, excluding these charges permits more accurate comparisons of the Company's core results with those of its competitors.

Amortization Charges, which consist of non-cash charges impacted by the timing and magnitude of acquisitions of businesses or assets, are also excluded because such charges do not reduce the Company's liquidity or availability under its credit facilities. In addition, such charges can be driven by the timing of acquisitions, which is difficult to predict. Excluding these charges permits more accurate comparisons of the Company's core results with those of its competitors because the Company's competitors complete acquisitions at different times and for different amounts than the Company.  

Other Items, which consist of other infrequent or unusual items (including charges for customer bankruptcy reorganizations, litigation settlements and discrete tax events), to the extent material or non-operational in nature, are excluded because such items are typically non-recurring, difficult to predict and generally not directly related to the Company's ongoing core operations. However, items excluded by the Company may be different from those excluded by the Company's competitors. In addition, these expenses include both cash and non-cash expenses. Cash expenses reduce the Company's liquidity. Management compensates for these limitations by reviewing GAAP results including these amounts.

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