Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
"Over the past year we remained focused on one of our key business strategies, expansion in Asia. Our team is excited about our recently announced acquisition of the ACT Thailand and UK operations. We are also pleased to announce our greenfield operation in Suzhou, China which we expect to commence production in the fourth quarter this year," commented Donald E. Nigbor, Chief Executive Officer of Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
Quarterly Financial Highlights -- Cash generated from operations was $47 million in the second quarter and $73 million for the six month period ended June 30th. -- Second quarter revenue grew by 23% over first quarter 2002. -- Accounts receivables increased by $5.8 million to $191.6 million in the second quarter from $185.8 million in the first quarter. Calculated days sales outstanding improved to 43 days from 51 days in the previous quarter. -- Inventories decreased to $195.7 million in the quarter from $196.8 million for the first quarter 2002. Inventory turns improved to 7.6 for the quarter from 6.2 for the first quarter. Third Quarter 2002 Guidance
We expect to close the acquisition of the ACT Thailand and UK operations in the middle of the third quarter. Based on current customer indications and including contributions for part of the quarter from the ACT Thailand and UK operations, the Company expects third quarter 2002 revenues to range from $420 million to $430 million, with corresponding earnings per share of $0.34 to $0.37, excluding any one-time transaction and related charges associated with the acquisition.
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the scope of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The words "expect," "estimate," "anticipate," "predict," and similar expressions, and the negatives of such expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that these statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, such statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including but not limited to industry and economic conditions, customer actions and the other factors discussed in Benchmark's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2001 and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those indicated.
Benchmark Electronics, Inc. is in the business of manufacturing electronics and provides its services to original equipment manufacturers of telecommunication equipment, computers and related products for business enterprises, video/audio/entertainment products, industrial control equipment, testing and instrumentation products and medical devices. Benchmark's global operations include facilities in six countries. Benchmark's Common Stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BHE.
A conference call hosted by Benchmark management will be held today at 10:00 am CDT to discuss the financial results of the Company and its future outlook. This call will be broadcast via the Internet and may be accessed by logging on to our website at http://www.bench.com/ .
Benchmark Electronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries Consolidated Statements of Income (Amounts in Thousands, Except Per Share Data) (UNAUDITED) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2002 2001 2002 2001 Net sales $404,375 317,433 733,563 749,338 Cost of sales 373,573 295,381 677,886 695,123 Gross profit 30,802 22,052 55,677 54,215 Selling, general and administrative expenses 16,122 14,666 30,298 28,825 Asset write-offs 1,608 --- 1,608 --- Restructuring charges --- 3,347 --- 4,613 Amortization of goodwill --- 3,223 --- 6,445 Operating income 13,072 816 23,771 14,332 Other income (expense): Interest expense (2,777) (4,600) (5,691) (10,313) Other 2,607 794 3,179 294 Total other expense, net (170) (3,806) (2,512) (10,019) Income (loss) before income taxes 12,902 (2,990) 21,259 4,313 Income tax expense (benefit) 4,644 (897) 7,653 1,294 Net income (loss) $8,258 (2,093) 13,606 3,019 Earnings (loss) per share: Basic $0.35 (0.11) 0.63 0.15 Diluted 0.33 (0.11) 0.60 0.15 Cash 0.33 0.01 0.60 0.37 Earnings per share before restructuring charges: Basic $0.35 0.01 0.63 0.32 Diluted 0.33 0.01 0.60 0.31 Cash 0.33 0.12 0.60 0.53 Weighted average number of shares outstanding: Basic 23,654 19,605 21,719 19,601 Diluted 24,691 19,605 22,585 20,312 Benchmark Electronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet June 30, 2002 (Amounts in Thousands) (UNAUDITED) Assets Current assets: Cash $225,976 Accounts receivable, net 191,585 Inventories, net 195,682 Other current assets 29,849 Total current assets 643,092 Property, plant and equipment, net 80,733 Other assets, net 15,031 Goodwill, net 119,506 Total assets $858,362 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Current liabilities: Current installments of other long-term debt $23,415 Accounts payable 188,988 Other current liabilities 37,836 Total current liabilities 250,239 Revolving line of credit --- Convertible subordinated notes 80,200 Other long-term debt, excluding current installments 32,514 Other long-term liabilities 18,702 Shareholders' equity 476,707 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $858,362
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