Arrow Electronics Reports Second-Quarter 2021 Results


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Arrow Electronics, Inc. reported second-quarter 2021 sales of $8.56 billion, an increase of 30 percent from sales of $6.61 billion in the second quarter of 2020. Second-quarter net income was $241 million, or $3.23 per share on a diluted basis, compared with a net income of $133 million, or $1.68 per share on a diluted basis, in the second quarter of 2020. Non-GAAP net income1 was $249 million, or $3.34 per share on a diluted basis, in the second quarter of 2021, compared with non-GAAP net income of $126 million, or $1.59 per share on a diluted basis, in the second quarter of 2020.

“Arrow reported record results this quarter, reflecting our constant efforts to capture new growth opportunities and harvest the benefits as leaders of information and operational technology innovation,” said Michael J. Long, chairman, president, and chief executive officer. “We believe that financial performance is directly linked to the value we deliver to customers and suppliers, making our achievement of the highest sales, gross profit and earnings per share for any quarter in Arrow’s history a true testament to the hard work and commitment of our team. We look forward to driving further success for our customers, as well as all our company’s stakeholders as we continue to advance our strategic priorities.”

Global components second-quarter sales of $6.61 billion reflected an increase of 40 percent year over year and non-GAAP sales increased 36 percent year over year. Asia-Pacific components second-quarter sales increased 49 percent year over year and non-GAAP sales in the region increased 47 percent year over year. Americas components second-quarter sales increased 32 percent year over year. Europe components second-quarter sales increased 33 percent year over year and non-GAAP sales in the region increased 22 percent year over year. Global components second-quarter operating income was $327 million, and second-quarter non-GAAP operating income was $339 million.

“Our commitment to helping customers bring innovative next-generation electronic products to market quickly is a key driver of our success,” continued Long. “Global components sales were above the high-end of our expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter resulting from our ability to secure additional inventory to meet strong demand. 

Global enterprise computing solutions second-quarter sales of $1.95 billion reflected an increase of 4 percent year over year and non-GAAP sales decreased 1 percent year over year. Europe enterprise computing solutions second-quarter sales increased 19 percent year over year and non-GAAP sales in the region increased 8 percent year over year. Americas enterprise computing solutions second-quarter sales decreased 5 percent year over year. Global enterprise computing solutions second-quarter operating income was $81 million, and second-quarter non-GAAP operating income was $83 million.

Long said, “We are seeing strong demand for complex software and cloud-based solutions, and our pipeline is healthy. Despite strong demand, second-quarter global enterprise computing solutions performance was in-line with our expectations as shifting spending priorities and some supply constraints stood in the way of capturing upside.”

“Enhancing shareholder value remains a top priority. With a strong balance sheet and liquidity position, our return on invested capital increased year over year for the fifth straight quarter,” said Chris Stansbury, senior vice president and chief financial officer. “We are pleased our strong financial returns, positive cash flow from operations, and the effective management of our balance sheet enabled us to deliver on our commitment to returning cash to shareholders through an additional $600 million repurchase authorization on July 21. During the second quarter, we repurchased a single-quarter record of approximately $250 million of shares through our stock repurchase program. Our current repurchase authorization stands at approximately $663 million.”

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