Revenues for Q4 2016 of $571 million and for year 2016 of $2,323 million
Operating Margin Q4 of -8.0% and year 2016 of 4.4%
Adjusted Operating Margin Q4 of 7.2% and year 2016 of 8.7%
EPS Q4 of $(0.33) and year 2016 of $0.32
Adjusted EPS Q4 of $0.18 and year 2016 of $0.85
Cash from operations for year 2016 of $296 million and capital expenditures of $135 million
Guidance for Q1 2017 for revenues of $575 - $615 million and gross margins of 24% - 26%
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA – February 7, 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, 2016.
Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2016 were $2,323.4 million, compared to $2,300.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. Net earnings attributable to Vishay stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2016 were $48.8 million, or $0.32 per share, compared to a net loss attributable to Vishay stockholders of $(108.5) million, or $(0.73) per share for the year ended December 31, 2015.
Revenues for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016 were $570.8 million, compared to $555.9 million for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015. Net loss attributable to Vishay stockholders for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016 was $(48.7) million, or $(0.33) per share, compared to a net loss attributable to Vishay stockholders of $(137.8) million, or $(0.93) per share for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015.
Net earnings attributable to Vishay stockholders for the fiscal quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 include a $79.3 million pre-tax non-cash charge recognized in the settlement of the Company’s U.S. qualified pension plan. As summarized on the attached reconciliation schedule, all periods presented include other items affecting comparability. Adjusted earnings per diluted share, which exclude these items net of tax and the unusual tax items, were $0.18 and $0.85 for the fiscal quarter and year ended December 31, 2016, respectively, and $0.14 and $0.72 for the fiscal quarter and year ended December 31, 2015, respectively.
Commenting on the results for the fourth quarter 2016, Dr. Gerald Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Revenues for the quarter came in close to expectations when excluding exchange rate effects. Gross margin was impacted by unfavorable product mix and the effect of an inventory reduction in the quarter, mostly due to the depletion of the safety stock at MOSFETs required for the completed production move. Year over year sales of Vishay products from distribution to end customers increased.”
Dr. Paul stated, commenting on the results for the year 2016, “In a generally friendly economic environment and based on our own efforts, Vishay enjoyed a fairly successful year 2016. Vishay again was able to offset the negative impact of salary increases and general inflation on its fixed costs by cost reduction. At the same time Vishay was able to successfully expand its business in Asia. Its strong cash flow enabled Vishay to increase its cash dividend, to establish a meaningful stock buyback program and to continue to rejuvenate its organization.”
Commenting on the outlook Dr. Paul stated, “For the first quarter, we guide for revenues of $575 to $615 million and gross margins of 24% to 26% at constant exchange rates.”
A conference call to discuss Vishay’s fourth quarter and year-end financial results is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, 2017 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 49045451.
There will be a replay of the conference call from 12:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 through 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. 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 49045451.
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; adjusted operating margin; free cash; 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, adjusted operating margin, free cash, 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 terms “free cash” and "EBITDA" are not defined in GAAP, the measures are 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 operating margin and 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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