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Sanmina Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results

Companies mentioned in this article: Sanmina Corporation

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanmina Corporation ("Sanmina" or the "Company") (NASDAQ GS: SANM), a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company, today reported financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended December 28, 2013.

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First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Summary

    --  Revenue of $1.45 billion
    --  GAAP( )operating margin of 2.7 percent
    --  GAAP( )diluted earnings per share of $0.26
    --  Non-GAAP((1)) operating margin of 3.4 percent
    --  Non-GAAP((1)) diluted earnings per share of $0.41

Revenue for the first quarter was $1.45 billion, compared to $1.51 billion in the prior quarter and $1.49 billion for the same period of fiscal 2013.

GAAP operating income in the first quarter was $39.5 million or 2.7 percent of revenue, compared to $31.5 million or 2.1 percent of revenue for the same period ended December 29, 2012. GAAP net income in the first quarter was $23.1 million, compared to $621,000 for the same period a year ago. GAAP diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $0.26, compared to $0.01 in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

Non-GAAP operating income in the first quarter was $48.6 million or 3.4 percent of revenue, compared to $41.4 million or 2.8 percent of revenue in the first quarter fiscal 2013. Non-GAAP net income in the first quarter was $35.5 million, compared to $24.2 million in the same period a year ago. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.41, compared to $0.29 for the same period a year ago.

Balance Sheet Summary

    --  Ending cash and cash equivalents were $407.1 million
    --  Cash flow from operations was $38.2 million
    --  Repurchased 1.67 million common shares for a total of $25.2 million
    --  Inventory turns were 6.8x
    --  Cash cycle days were 47.3 days

"Our first quarter results were in line with our expectations. We remain focused on higher value-added services, markets and innovative technologies. This allows us to capitalize on opportunities with new and existing customers and further strengthen our operating model. Our outlook for the second quarter reflects our view of a soft first half of fiscal 2014. We are encouraged by our customers' forecasts, recent wins and overall market improvements that will drive modest growth for fiscal 2014," stated Jure Sola, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sanmina Corporation.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Outlook
The following forecast is for the second fiscal quarter ending March 29, 2014. These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially.

    --  Revenue between $1.425 billion to $1.475 billion
    --  Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share between $0.36 to $0.42

Company Conference Call Information
Sanmina will hold a conference call regarding results for the first quarter fiscal year 2014 on Monday, January 27, 2014 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.com. Additional information in the form of a slide presentation is available by logging onto Sanmina's website at www.sanmina.com. A replay of the conference call will be available for 48-hours. The access numbers are: domestic 855-859-2056 and international 404-537-3406, access code is 35531347.

((1)) 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: operating income, operating margin, net income and diluted earnings 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), acquisition and integration costs (consisting of costs associated with the acquisition and integration of acquired businesses into our operations), impairment charges for goodwill and other assets, amortization expense and other infrequent or unusual items (including charges associated with distressed customers, litigation settlements, gains and losses on sales of assets and redemptions of debt, discrete tax events and deferred tax changes), 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.com. Sanmina provides second quarter fiscal 2014 outlookonly on a non-GAAP basis due to the inherent uncertainties associated with forecasting the timing and amount of acquisitions, restructuring activities, asset impairments and other unusual and infrequent items.

About Sanmina
Sanmina Corporation is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to OEMs primarily in the communications, defense and aerospace, industrial and semiconductor systems, medical, multimedia, computing and storage, automotive and clean technology sectors. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at www.sanmina.com.

Sanmina Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements contained in this press release, including the Company's outlook for the second quarter and its expectations regarding fiscal 2014, 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 changes to or a deterioration in the markets for the Company's customers' products; competition that could adversely impact the Company's pricing and therefore result in a reduction of revenues and margins; dependence on a relatively small number of customers, the loss of or reduction in business from any of which could significantly reduce our revenue and net income; inability of customers to pay for the Company's products due to insolvency or otherwise; any failure of the Company's Components, Products and Services business to meet expectations; component shortages, which could result in production delays or increases in manufacturing costs; and the other factors set forth in the Company's annual and quarterly reports 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 Corporation
                                                                                                                               
                                            Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                                                                                                                               
                                                       (In thousands)
                                                                                                                               
                                                           (GAAP)
                                                                                                                               
                                                                       December 28,                        September 28,
                                                                                                      
                                                          2013                                  2013
                                                          ----                                  ----
                                                                                                                              
                                                                 (Unaudited)
                                                                                                                              
    ASSETS
    ------
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
    Current assets:
                                                                                                                            
      Cash and cash
       equivalents                                    $407,051                                                       $402,875
                                                                
      Accounts
       receivable, net           917,211               944,816
                                                                
      Inventories                791,979               781,560
                                                                
      Prepaid expenses
       and other
       current assets             87,702                75,337
                                                                                                     
                           Total
                           current
                           assets                    2,203,943                             2,204,588
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                      
    Property, plant and equipment, net                 562,450                               540,151
                                                                                                      
    Other                                              263,807                               251,109
                                                       -------                               -------
                                                                                                                             
                           Total
                           assets                                              $3,030,200                          $2,995,848
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    ------------------------------------
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
    Current liabilities:
                                                                                                                            
      Accounts payable                                $925,436                                                       $956,488
                                                                
      Accrued
       liabilities               113,815               109,363
                                                                
      Accrued payroll
       and related
       benefits                  117,139               118,572
                                                                
      Short-term debt             83,822                22,301
                                                                                                     
                           Total
                           current
                           liabilities               1,240,212                             1,206,724
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
    Long-term liabilities:
                                                                
      Long-term debt             560,616               562,512
                                                                
      Other                      136,137               135,048
                                                                                                     
                           Total long-
                           term
                           liabilities                 696,753                               697,560
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                      
    Stockholders' equity                             1,093,235                             1,091,564
                                                     ---------                             ---------
                                                                                                                             
                           Total
                           liabilities
                           and
                           stockholders'
                           equity                                              $3,030,200                          $2,995,848


                                  Sanmina Corporation

                    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

                       (In thousands, except per share amounts)

                                        (GAAP)

                                      (Unaudited)


                                       Three Months
                                          Ended
                                      -------------

                                        Dec. 28,                   Dec. 29,

                                                   2013                      2012
                                                   ----                      ----


    Net sales                                $1,447,498                $1,494,945

    Cost of sales                             1,336,713                 1,398,017
                                              ---------                 ---------

      Gross profit                              110,785                    96,928
                                                -------                    ------


    Operating expenses:

      Selling, general
       and
       administrative                            59,182                    59,868

      Research and
       development                                7,905                     5,395

      Amortization of
       intangible
       assets                                       474                       474

      Restructuring and
       integration
       costs                                      3,704                     3,947

      Gain on sales of
       long-lived
       assets                                         -                    (4,218)

           Total operating
            expenses                             71,265                    65,466
                                                 ------                    ------


    Operating income                             39,520                    31,462


      Interest income                               806                       198

      Interest expense                           (7,473)                  (13,084)

      Other income
       (expense), net                               878                   (14,922)

    Interest and
     other, net                                  (5,789)                  (27,808)
                                                 ------                   -------


    Income before
     income taxes                                33,731                     3,654


    Provision for
     income taxes                                10,630                     3,033
                                                 ------                     -----


    Net income                                  $23,101                      $621
                                                =======                      ====



      Basic income per
       share                                      $0.28                     $0.01

      Diluted income
       per share                                  $0.26                     $0.01


      Weighted-average shares used in
       computing

      per share amounts:

        Basic                                    83,766                    81,920

        Diluted                                  87,259                    84,011


                                             Sanmina Corporation

                                 Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

                                   (in thousands, except per share amounts)

                                                 (Unaudited)


                                                                                     Three Months Ended
                                                                                     ------------------

                                                        Dec. 28,               Sept. 28,               Dec. 29,

                                                                         2013                    2013             2012
                                                                         ----                    ----             ----

    GAAP Operating
     Income                                    $39,520                $44,688                 $31,462

                         GAAP operating margin                            2.7%                    3.0%             2.1%

    Adjustments

                          Stock compensation expense
                           (1)                                          4,275                   4,148            4,666

                          Amortization of intangible
                          assets                                          474                     474              474

                          Distressed customer charges
                           (2)                                            673                     768            5,091

                          Restructuring, acquisition
                          and integration costs                         3,704                   4,647            3,947

                          Gain on sales of long-lived
                          assets                                            -                       -           (4,218)

                         Asset impairments                                  -                   1,000                -


    Non-GAAP Operating
     Income                                    $48,646                $55,725                 $41,422
                                               =======                =======                 =======

                         Non-GAAP operating margin                        3.4%                    3.7%             2.8%



    GAAP Net Income                            $23,101                $38,801                    $621


    Adjustments:

                          Operating income adjustments
                          (see above)                                   9,126                  11,037            9,960

                          Loss on dedesignation of
                          interest rate swap (3)                            -                       -           14,903

                         Litigation settlements (4)                         -                  (2,421)               -

                         Nonrecurring tax items                         3,259                  (7,537)          (1,245)


    Non-GAAP Net Income                        $35,486                $39,880                 $24,239
                                               =======                =======                 =======



    GAAP Net Income Per
     Share:

                         Basic                                          $0.28                   $0.46            $0.01

                         Diluted                                        $0.26                   $0.44            $0.01


    Non-GAAP Net Income
     Per Share:

                         Basic                                          $0.42                   $0.48            $0.30

                         Diluted                                        $0.41                   $0.46            $0.29


    Weighted-average
     shares used in
     computing per share
     amounts:

                         Basic                                         83,766                  83,790           81,920

                         Diluted                                       87,259                  87,201           84,011



                     (1)  Stock compensation expense
                          was as follows:


                                                                                     Three Months Ended
                                                                                     ------------------

                                                        Dec. 28,               Sept. 28,               Dec. 29,

                                                                         2013                    2013             2012
                                                                         ----                    ----             ----


                         Cost of sales                                 $1,202                  $1,362           $1,340

                          Selling, general and
                          administrative                                3,071                   2,767            3,295

                         Research and development                           2                      19               31


                           Total                                       $4,275                  $4,148           $4,666



                     (2)  Relates to inventory and bad debt reserves /
                          recoveries associated with distressed
                          customers.


                     (3)  Represents a non-cash loss resulting from
                          dedesignation of an interest rate swap.


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

Schedule I

The commentary and financial information above includes non-GAAP measures of operating income, operating margin, net income and earnings per share. Management excludes from these measures stock-based compensation, restructuring, acquisition and integration expenses, impairment charges, amortization charges and other infrequent items, to the extent material or which we consider to be of a non-operational nature in the applicable period, and as more fully described below.

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 the 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, Acquisition and Integration Expenses, which consist of severance, lease termination, exit costs and other charges primarily related to closing and consolidating manufacturing facilities and those associated with the acquisition and integration of acquired businesses, 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, 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. 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 associated with distressed customers, litigation settlements, gains and losses on sales of assets and redemptions of debt, discrete tax events and deferred tax changes), to the extent material or non-operational in nature, are excluded because such items are typically non-recurring, difficult to predict or 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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