Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
Sales revenue for the year ended December 31, 2005 was $2.3 billion, a 12.8% increase from $2.0 billion in the previous year. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2005 was $80.6 million, compared to $71.0 million for the prior year. Diluted earnings per share was $1.88 for the year ended December 31, 2005, compared to $1.67 per share in the prior year.
"We continued to execute well throughout the fourth quarter and full year of 2005 resulting in a year of record revenues and earnings. We fully expect our momentum and level of execution to continue into 2006 and beyond," stated Benchmark's President and CEO Cary T. Fu.
Fourth Quarter 2005 Financial Highlights * Operating margin for the fourth quarter was 4.65%. * Cash flows provided by operating activities for the fourth quarter was $15 million. * Cash and short-term investments balance at December 31, 2005 of $327 million. * No debt outstanding. * Accounts receivable balance at December 31, 2005 of $366 million; calculated days sales outstanding were 53 days. * Inventory of $362 million at December 31, 2005; inventory turns were 6.4 times. First Quarter and Full Year 2006 Guidance
Revenues for the first quarter of 2006 are expected to be between $590 million and $615 million. Diluted earnings per share for the first quarter are expected to be between $0.50 and $0.54, excluding restructuring charges and the impact of stock-based compensation expenses.
Revenues for the full year 2006 are expected to be between $2.47 billion and $2.54 billion. Diluted earnings per share for 2006 are expected to between $2.11 and $2.17, excluding restructuring charges and the impact of stock-based compensation expenses.
During 2006, the Company will continue to expand our low-cost capacity while realigning and further strengthening our global footprint to support continued business opportunities. Restructuring charges associated with these re-alignment efforts, primarily related to the closure of our UK facility, are estimated to be in the range of $3.5 million to $4.5 million pre-tax during 2006. The actual timing of such charges has yet to be determined, although it is expected that the majority of these charges will be recorded in the first half of 2006.
Benchmark currently expects fiscal year 2006 GAAP earnings per share to be $2.00 to $2.05 per diluted share which includes an estimated $0.06 - $0.07 per diluted share associated with restructuring charges to be incurred and $0.05 per share for stock-based compensation to be expensed in fiscal year 2006 under new accounting guidelines, SFAS 123R.
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 Benchmark 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, 2004 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 computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, industrial control equipment, testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunication equipment. Benchmark's global operations include facilities in eight countries. Benchmark's Common Shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BHE.
A conference call hosted by Benchmark management will be held today at 10:00 a.m. (Central time) 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 Year Ended December 31, December 31, 2005 2004 2005 2004 Net sales $625,374 $524,232 $2,257,225 $2,001,340 Cost of sales 580,307 484,489 2,095,623 1,847,573 Gross profit 45,067 39,743 161,602 153,767 Selling, general and administrative expenses 16,015 15,504 62,322 61,108 Income from operations 29,052 24,239 99,280 92,659 Other income (expense): Interest expense (92) (154) (330) (1,705) Other 2,176 596 6,864 3,199 Total other income, net 2,084 442 6,534 1,494 Income before income taxes 31,136 24,681 105,814 94,153 Income tax expense 6,481 4,474 25,225 23,162 Net income $24,655 $20,207 $80,589 $70,991 Denominator for basic earnings per share -- weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period 41,990 41,407 41,788 41,134 Incremental common shares attributable to exercise of outstanding dilutive options 904 1,213 1,065 1,331 Denominator for diluted earnings per share 42,894 42,620 42,853 42,465 Earnings per share: Basic $0.59 $0.49 $1.93 $1.73 Diluted $0.57 $0.47 $1.88 $1.67 Benchmark Electronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet December 31, 2005 (Amounts in Thousands) (UNAUDITED) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash-equivalents $110,845 Short-term investments 215,960 Accounts receivable, net 365,568 Inventories, net 361,554 Other current assets 30,579 Total current assets 1,084,506 Property, plant and equipment, net 94,140 Other assets, net 6,784 Goodwill, net 112,978 Total assets $1,298,408 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable $371,887 Other current liabilities 66,256 Total current liabilities 438,143 Other long-term liabilities 14,146 Shareholders' equity 846,119 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $1,298,408
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