Revenues for Q4 2015 of $556 million and for year 2015 of $2,300 million
Operating Margin Q4 of 5.4% and year 2015 of 4.3%
Adjusted Operating Margin Q4 of 7.2% and year 2015 of 7.8%
EPS Q4 of $(0.93) and year 2015 of $(0.73)
Adjusted EPS Q4 of $0.14 and year 2015 of $0.72
Intend to repatriate $300 million of foreign earnings to US over next several years, and recorded tax charges associated with this intention
Guidance for Q1 2016 for revenues of $540 - $580 million and gross margins of 22% - 24%
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA – February 9, 2016 – Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive components, today announced its results for the year and fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015.
Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2015 were $2,300.5 million, compared to $2,493.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2014. The net loss attributable to Vishay stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2015, which includes certain tax charges described below, was $108.5 million, or $0.73 per share, compared to net earnings attributable to Vishay stockholders of $117.6 million, or $0.77 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2014.
Revenues for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015 were $555.9 million, compared to $610.8 million for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2014. The net loss attributable to Vishay stockholders for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015, which includes certain tax charges described below, was $137.8 million, or $0.93 per share, compared to net earnings attributable to Vishay stockholders of $29.2 million, or $0.19 per diluted share for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2014.
Income tax expense for the fiscal quarter and year ended December 31, 2015 includes certain charges totaling $152.4 million, primarily to record the effect of planned repatriation of foreign earnings to the United States, following an evaluation of the Company's anticipated domestic cash needs over the next several years and the Company's most efficient use of liquidity. All periods presented include other items affecting comparability. These items are summarized on the attached reconciliation schedule. Adjusted earnings per diluted share, which exclude these items net of tax and the unusual tax items, were $0.14 and $0.72 for the fiscal quarter and year ended December 31, 2015, respectively, and $0.19 and $0.92 for the fiscal quarter and year ended December 31, 2014, respectively.
The amounts expected to be repatriated over the next several years were previously deemed to be “permanently reinvested” and the change in assertion in 2015 required the Company to record the large tax charge. The actual cash taxes to be paid are expected to be significantly less when considering available net operating losses and other tax attributes. We anticipate the effective cash tax cost of the repatriation will be approximately 15%, which could vary significantly depending on the timing of repatriations over the next several years.
Commenting on the results for the fourth quarter 2015, Dr. Gerald Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Revenues for the quarter came in close to expectations. Margins benefitted from belt tightening. Excluding exchange rate effects, revenues were virtually on the same level as in the previous quarter and down 5% compared to the fourth quarter 2014.”
Dr. Paul stated, commenting on the results for the year 2015, “Excluding the effect of exchange rates and acquisitions, revenues decreased by 4% compared to the previous year. In 2015 we were again able to offset the impact of inflation and price decline on the contributive margin. We also were able to compensate the effect of inflation on our fixed costs by cost reduction. We initiated another Company wide restructuring program and implemented various programs for improving efficiencies in manufacturing according to plan, in particular at the MOSFETs division. While controlling our overall sales costs, we further increased our technical sales force in China.”
Dr. Paul continued, “We continue to focus on shareholder value. By repatriating $300 million of foreign earnings over the next several years for anticipated cash taxes of approximately 15%, we improve our ability and flexibility to pay dividends, to buy back stock and to pursue US acquisitions.”
Commenting on the outlook Dr. Paul stated, “For the first quarter, we guide for revenues of $540 to $580 million and gross margins of 22% to 24% at constant exchange rates.”
A conference call to discuss Vishay’s fourth quarter and year-ending financial results is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. ET. The dial-in number for the conference call is 877-589-6174 (+1 706-643-1406 if calling from outside the United States or Canada) and the conference ID is 19321651.
There will be a replay of the conference call from 12:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 through 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The telephone number for the replay is 800-585-8367 (+1 855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406 if calling from outside the United States or Canada) and the access code is 19321651.
A live audio webcast of the conference call and a PDF copy of the press release and the quarterly presentation can be accessed directly from the Investor Relations section of the Vishay website at http://ir.vishay.com.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.
This press release includes certain financial measures which are not recognized in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), including adjusted net earnings; adjusted earnings per share; earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”); adjusted EBITDA; and adjusted EBITDA margin; which are considered "non-GAAP financial measures" under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules. These non-GAAP measures supplement our GAAP measures of performance or liquidity and should not be viewed as an alternative to GAAP measures of performance or liquidity. Non-GAAP measures such as adjusted net earnings, adjusted earnings per share, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted EBITDA margin do not have uniform definitions. These measures, as calculated by Vishay, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Management believes that such measures are meaningful to investors because they provide insight with respect to intrinsic operating results of the Company. Although the term "EBITDA" is not defined in GAAP, the measure is derived using various line items measured in accordance with GAAP. Reconciling items to arrive at adjusted net earnings represent significant charges or credits that are important to understanding the Company's intrinsic operations. Reconciling items to calculate adjusted EBITDA represent those same items used in computing adjusted net earnings, as relevant. Furthermore, the presented calculation of adjusted EBITDA is substantially similar to, but not identical to, a measure used in the calculation of financial ratios required for covenant compliance under Vishay’s revolving credit facility. These reconciling items are indicated on the accompanying reconciliation schedules and are more fully described in the Company's financial statements presented in its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports presented on Forms 10-Q.
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