Jabil Posts Solid Q4 & Fiscal Year 2015 Results


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Jabil Circuit, Inc., announced preliminary, unaudited financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year, ended August 31, 2015. The company reported fourth quarter net revenue of $4.7 billion and fiscal year net revenue of $17.9 billion.

"I am extremely pleased with our fiscal 2015 results and in particular the financial strength demonstrated as we exited the year. We exceeded nearly every financial target provided at the outset of the year, culminating with core earnings per share of $2.07 and free cash flow of approximately $300 million," said Mark T. Mondello, Chief Executive Officer. "Our strong cash generation provided us the financial flexibility to complete a number of strategic acquisitions, aggressively re-invest in the business and return approximately $150 million to shareholders via dividend and share repurchases," he added.

Fiscal 2015 Financial Highlights

  • Total Company revenue of $17.9 billion, an increase of 14% year-over-year.
  • Diversified Manufacturing Services revenue: $7.1 billion, an increase of 39% year-over-year.
  • Electronics Manufacturing Services revenue: $10.8 billion, an increase of 1% year-over-year.
  • Generated $1.24 billion in cash flow from operations.
  • Returned approximately $150 million to shareholders via dividend and share repurchases.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015, U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP) operating income was $150.4 million and U.S. GAAP net diluted earnings per share was $0.45. For fiscal year 2015, U.S. GAAP operating income was $555.4 million and U.S. GAAP net diluted earnings per share was $1.45.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015, core operating income (as defined below) was $162.9 million and core diluted earnings per share (as defined below) was $0.53. For fiscal year 2015, core operating income (as defined below) was $670.0 million and core diluted earnings per share (as defined below) was $2.07.

Jabil's two reporting segments delivered the following revenue results for the company's fourth fiscal quarter:

  • Diversified Manufacturing Services: $1.9 billion.
  • Electronics Manufacturing Services: $2.8 billion.

Business Outlook

"Our team is positioned for another solid year in fiscal 2016," said Mark T. Mondello, Chief Executive Officer. "Jabil's strong first quarter guidance can be directly attributed to the commitment of our employees, the exceptional brands we serve and a focused pursuit of our growth strategy," he added. Management anticipates fiscal year 2016 revenue of approximately $20 billion and core diluted earnings per share of $2.60.

First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 Guidance

(U.S. GAAP net diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016 are currently estimated to include $0.03 per share for amortization of intangibles, $0.10 per share for stock-based compensation expense and related charges and $0.03 to $0.01 per share for restructuring and related charges.)

About Jabil

Jabil is an electronic product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, production and product management services to global electronics and technology companies. Offering complete product supply chain management from facilities in 27 countries, Jabil provides comprehensive, individualized-focused solutions to customers in a broad range of industries. Jabil common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, "JBL". Further information is available on Jabil's website: jabil.com.

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