Avnet Reports Q2 Fiscal Year 2016 Results

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Avnet, Inc. today announced results for the second quarter fiscal year 2016 ended January 2, 2016.

  • Sales for the quarter ended January 2, 2016, decreased 9.3% year over year and 5.1% in constant currency to $6.85 billion, organic sales (as defined later in this release) declined 9.7% year over year and 5.5% in constant currency
  • Adjusted operating income of $255.3 million decreased 7.0% year over year and adjusted operating income margin of 3.7% increased 9 basis points year over year
  • Adjusted net income of $164.3 million decreased 6.6% and adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.22 decreased 3.9% year over year
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share was negatively impacted by approximately $0.07, or 5.5%, from the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates from the year ago quarter
  • The Company repurchased approximately 900,000 shares during the second quarter representing an aggregate investment of $39.9 million and has invested an additional $65 million thus far in the third quarter

Rick Hamada, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our team stayed focused on profitability as both gross profit and adjusted operating income margins expanded year over year even as revenue came in near the low end of expectations due to weaker demand in the Americas region. This softness resulted in below seasonal sequential growth and revenue declined 5.1% year over year in constant currency. Our EMEA region continued their multi-quarter growth trend as revenue increased 3.5% year over year in constant currency led by continued strength in our Electronics Marketing (EM) business. The focus on profitable growth and continued portfolio management at Technology Solutions (TS) helped drive enterprise gross profit margin up 27 basis points year over year. This improvement in gross profit margin and continued expense reductions were offset by the translation impact of the stronger U.S. Dollar as operating income declined 7% year over year in reported dollars and 0.8% in constant currency. While economic indicators suggest a slower growth environment as we enter calendar 2016, we continue to invest in our organic growth initiatives including Internet of Things, embedded solutions, and third platform technologies. Finally, given our strong cash flow and disciplined share repurchase program, we are taking advantage of the current market pullback to increase the investment in our equity.”

Avnet Electronics Marketing Results                               

  • Sales decreased 3.4% in constant currency and reported sales decreased 7.2% year over year to $4.11 billion
  • Operating income decreased 9.1% year over year to $174.0 million and operating income margin decreased 9 basis points as strength in the EMEA region was offset by weakness in Americas and Asia
  •  Working capital (defined as receivables plus inventories less accounts payables) was essentially flat sequentially and inventory declined 5.6% from the September quarter

Mr. Hamada added, “In our December quarter, EM’s revenue was at the low end of expectations due to slower than expected sequential growth in our high volume supply chain engagements in Asia and weaker demand in industrial markets in our Americas region. As a result, revenue declined 7.6% sequentially in constant currency (1% excluding the extra week in our September quarter) and 3.4% year over year. Year-over-year declines in our Asia and Americas regions were partially offset by another strong quarter in our EMEA region where revenue grew 7.5% in constant currency. Our EMEA team leveraged their multi-quarter trend of organic growth into improved profitability as operating income grew nearly twice as fast as revenue in constant currency and operating income margin expanded year over year for the seventh consecutive quarter. Despite this performance in EMEA, EM’s operating income declined 9.1% from the year ago quarter driven by the declines in the other regions and the translation impact of the stronger U.S. Dollar. Our book to bill ratio of 0.98 to 1.0 finished below parity for the third consecutive quarter. In this environment of slower growth and mixed economic signals, we will continue to focus on aligning our resources with current market conditions.”





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