Vishay Reports Results For Third Quarter 2016

  • Revenues for Q3 2016 of $592 million

  • Operating Margin Q3 of 9.7%

  • Adjusted Operating Margin Q3 of 10.1%

  • EPS Q3 of $0.24

  • Adjusted EPS Q3 of $0.25

  • Cash from operations for trailing twelve months Q3 of $304 million and capital expenditures of $142 million

  • Repurchased 0.8 million shares in Q3

  • Extension of MOSFETs restructuring program: additional cash cost of $4 to $8 million, additional annual savings of $7 to $10 million, finalized by end of 2017

  • Guidance for Q4 2016 for revenues of $560 - $600 million and gross margins of 24% - 25%


Monday, November 7, 2016 7:49 am EST


Malvern, Pennsylvania

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA – November 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 fiscal quarter and nine fiscal months ended October 1, 2016.

Revenues for the fiscal quarter ended October 1, 2016 were $592.0 million, compared to $560.7 million for the fiscal quarter ended October 3, 2015.  The net earnings attributable to Vishay stockholders for the fiscal quarter ended October 1, 2016 were $36.4 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, compared to net loss attributable to Vishay stockholders of $(27.7) million, or $(0.19) per share for the fiscal quarter ended October 3, 2015.

Net earnings attributable to Vishay stockholders for the fiscal quarter ended October 1, 2016 include, restructuring and severance costs of $1.2 million, impairment of indefinite-lived intangible assets of $1.6 million, and $1.4 million for the quarterly remeasurement of the deferred tax liability recorded for the cash repatriation program.  Net loss attributable to Vishay stockholders for the fiscal quarter ended October 3, 2015 includes restructuring and severance costs of $2.3 million, impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets charges totaling $63.0 million, and a loss related to the Tianjin explosion of $5.4 million.  Adjusted earnings per diluted share, which exclude these items, were $0.25 and $0.17 for the fiscal quarters ended October 1, 2016 and October 3, 2015, respectively.

Commenting on the results for the third quarter 2016, Dr. Gerald Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “The third quarter represented for Vishay the continuation of a solid business year. The strength of the automotive market is unbroken, and in the US, the industrial markets serving the oil and gas sector seem to have bottomed out. Vishay received in the quarter substantial orders for film power capacitors related to power transmission projects in China—another very tangible result of our Asia growth plan. The sales of Vishay products by its distributors to end customers were stable worldwide with strength in Asia and some seasonal weakness in Europe.”

Vishay today announced an extension of the MOSFETs Enhanced Competitiveness restructuring program. The revised program includes various cost reduction initiatives, primarily the transfer of all remaining manufacturing operations at its Santa Clara, CA, facility to other Vishay facilities or third-party subcontractors. The production transfers will be completed in steps by the end of 2017. Vishay expects to incur cash charges of approximately $4 to $8 million, primarily related to severance.

Vishay intends to maintain its R&D and management presence in Silicon Valley, even after the cessation of manufacturing operations there.

Dr. Paul stated, “We successfully completed various production transfers as part of the MOSFETs restructuring program. To realize further opportunities for cost reduction, we will extend the MOSFETs restructuring program, closing the Santa Clara facility as a manufacturing location. This extension will lead to additional cost savings of $7 to $10 million. The improved cost structure will allow Vishay to grow its MOSFETs business at higher margins by better penetrating the automotive and industrial markets.”

Commenting on the outlook Dr. Paul continued, “For the fourth quarter, based on our order book and the anticipated product mix we guide for revenues of $560 to $600 million and gross margins of 24% to 25% at constant exchange rates.”

A conference call to discuss Vishay’s third quarter financial results is scheduled for Monday, November 7, 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 93666932.

There will be a replay of the conference call from 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, November 7, 2016 through 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, November 14, 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 93666932.

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

About Vishay

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

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
Peter Henrici
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications