MALVERN, Pa. – February 4, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – 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, 2019.
Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2019 were $2,668.3 million, compared to $3,034.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2018. Net earnings attributable to Vishay stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2019 were $163.9 million, or $1.13 per diluted share compared to $345.8 million, or $2.24 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2018.
Revenues for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2019 were $609.6 million, compared to $628.3 million for the fiscal quarter ended September 28, 2019, and $775.9 million for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2018. Net earnings attributable to Vishay stockholders for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2019 were $14.0 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to $30.0 million, or $0.21 per diluted share for the fiscal quarter ended September 28, 2019, and $102.4 million, or $0.69 per diluted share for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2018.
As summarized on the attached reconciliation schedule, all periods presented include items affecting comparability. Adjusted earnings per diluted share, which exclude these items net of tax and the unusual tax items, were $0.13 and $1.26 for the fiscal quarter and year ended December 31, 2019, respectively, $0.26 for the fiscal quarter ended September 28, 2019, and $0.58 and $2.12 for the fiscal quarter and year ended December 31, 2018, respectively.
Commenting on results for the year 2019, Dr. Gerald Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “After a prolonged upturn in the prior two years, 2019 has been a year of correction for Vishay and the electronic components industry. The reduction of inflated inventory levels in the supply chain led to drastically reduced manufacturing volumes, which negatively impacted Vishay’s profitability. A further burden has been temporary manufacturing inefficiencies due to the very rapid and substantial adaptation of capacities to the decreased demand.”
Dr. Paul continued, commenting on the results for the fourth quarter 2019, “The performance in the fourth quarter has been disappointing due to a lower than usual contributive margin caused by an unfavorable product mix and various negative singularities impacting variable cost; lower other income; and a higher than assumed tax rate for the year. During the fourth quarter inventories of Vishay’s products at distribution were reduced by a further $37 million. Based on lower order cancellations and an order uptick from distribution in all regions, we believe that the fourth quarter represented the low point of the inventory correction in the supply chain.”
Commenting on the outlook Dr. Paul stated, “For the first quarter 2020 we expect a further inventory reduction in the supply chain and guide for revenues in the range of $605 to $645 million and gross margins of 24.0% plus/minus 70 basis points at the exchange rates of the fourth quarter 2019. The guidance excludes the impact from the rapidly evolving coronavirus crisis.”
A conference call to discuss Vishay’s third quarter financial results is scheduled for Tuesday, February 4, 2020 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 access code is 4395745.
A live audio webcast of the conference call and a PDF copy of the press release and the quarterly presentation will be accessible directly from the Investor Relations section of the Vishay website at http://ir.vishay.com.
There will be a replay of the conference call from 12:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The telephone number for the replay is +1 855-859-2056 (+1 404-537-3406, if calling from outside the United States or Canada) and the access code is 4395745.
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 http://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.
Statements contained herein that relate to the Company's future performance, including statements with respect to forecasted revenues, margins, inventories, product demand, and the performance of the economy in general, are forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "believe," "estimate," "will be," "will," "would," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "project," "intend," "could," "should," or other similar words or expressions often identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations only, and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, many of which are beyond our control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results, performance, or achievements may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated or projected. Among the factors that could cause actual results to materially differ include: general business and economic conditions; delays or difficulties in implementing our cost reduction strategies; delays or difficulties in expanding our manufacturing capacities; manufacturing or supply chain interruptions or changes in customer demand because of the coronavirus or similar diseases; an inability to attract and retain highly qualified personnel; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; uncertainty related to the effects of changes in foreign currency exchange rates; competition and technological changes in our industries; difficulties in new product development; difficulties in identifying suitable acquisition candidates, consummating a transaction on terms which we consider acceptable, and integration and performance of acquired businesses; changes in U.S. and foreign trade regulations and tariffs, and uncertainty regarding the same; changes in applicable domestic and foreign tax regulations, and uncertainty regarding the same; changes in applicable accounting standards and other factors affecting our operations that are set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual reports on Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
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