Fabrinet Releases Q1 Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Results


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Fabrinet has released its financial results for its first quarter ended September 28, 2018.

“With a strong start to the year, we exceeded our guidance for revenue and profitability in the first quarter. Our sequential growth, which was better than anticipated, was driven primarily by double-digit growth in both telecom and datacom optical communications products. We are optimistic that the momentum we experienced during the first quarter will continue into the second quarter, as we leverage the combination of our leading market position and strong execution to deliver further financial success,” said Seamus Grady, chief executive officer of Fabrinet.

First Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Highlights

As of the first quarter of fiscal 2019, Fabrinet is reporting results under the new revenue recognition standard Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606 (“ASC 606”), using the modified retrospective method. Financial results for reporting periods prior to fiscal year 2019 are presented as previously disclosed in conformity with the new revenue recognition standard Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606 (“ASC 605”). A reconciliation to ASC 605 is included at the end of this press release.

GAAP Results

Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 was $377.2 million, compared to revenue of $357.3 million for the comparable period in fiscal year 2018.

GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 was $27.9 million, compared to GAAP net income of $21.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018. GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 included a foreign exchange benefit of $3.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to a foreign exchange loss of $1.9 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.

GAAP net income per diluted share for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 was $0.75, compared to GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.55 for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.

Non-GAAP Results

 

Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 was $34.1 million, compared to non-GAAP net income of $28.6 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018. Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 included a foreign exchange loss of $3.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to a foreign exchange loss of $1.9 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.

Non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 was $0.92, compared to non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.75 for the same period a year ago.

Share Repurchase Program Update

 

There was no share repurchase activity during the three months ended September 28, 2018. As of September 28, 2018, Fabrinet had a remaining authorization to purchase up to an additional $17.6 million worth of its ordinary shares.

Business Outlook

The guidance provided below is based on ASC 605. As of the first quarter of fiscal 2019, Fabrinet is reporting results under ASC 606, which it is adopting for fiscal year 2019 on a modified retrospective method. A reconciliation to ASC 605 is included at the end of this press release.

Based on information available as of November 5, 2018, Fabrinet is issuing guidance for its second fiscal quarter of 2019 ending December 28, 2018, as follows:

  • Fabrinet expects second quarter revenue to be in the range of $380 million to $388 million.
  • GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.77 to $0.80, based on approximately 37.6 million fully diluted shares outstanding.
  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.91 to $0.94, based on approximately 37.6 million fully diluted shares outstanding.

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