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Fabrinet Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Fabrinet (NYSE: FN), a leading provider of advanced optical packaging and precision optical, electro-mechanical and electronic manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers of complex products, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended September 27, 2013.

Fabrinet reported total revenue of $171.6 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, an increase of 8.2% compared to total revenue of $158.6 million for the comparable period in fiscal 2013. GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 was $19.2 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $16.0 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Non-GAAP net income in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 was $14.2 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, an increase of 10.9% compared to non-GAAP net income of $12.8 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago.

Tom Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer of Fabrinet, said, "Fiscal 2014 is off to a strong start and I am particularly pleased that our fiscal first quarter results demonstrated another strong quarter of revenue, margin and EPS growth. With our strong customer relationships and expanding pipeline of new business, I am confident that we will be able to build off our successful first quarter and deliver strong year of profitable growth.”

Business Outlook

Based on information available as of November 4, 2013, Fabrinet is issuing guidance for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 as follows:

Fabrinet expects second quarter revenue to be in the range of $170 million to $174 million. GAAP net income per share is expected to be in the range of $1.54 to $1.56 with expected non-GAAP net income per share of $0.40 to $0.42, based on approximately 35 million fully diluted shares outstanding.

Conference Call Information

What:   Fabrinet First Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call
When: Monday, November 4, 2013
Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
Live Call: (888) 357-3694, domestic
(253) 237-1137, international
Passcode: 75876616
Replay: (855) 859-2056, domestic
(404) 537-3406, international
Passcode: 75876616

Webcast: (live and replay)

This press release and any other information related to the call will also be posted on Fabrinet’s website at A recorded version of this webcast will be available approximately two hours after the call and will be archived on Fabrinet’s website for a period of one year.

About Fabrinet

Fabrinet is a leading provider of advanced optical packaging and precision optical, electro-mechanical, and electronic manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers of complex products, such as optical communication components, modules and subsystems, industrial lasers and sensors. Fabrinet offers a broad range of advanced optical and electro-mechanical capabilities across the entire manufacturing process, including process design and engineering, supply chain management, manufacturing, advanced packaging, integration, final assembly and test. Fabrinet focuses on production of high complexity products in any mix and any volume. Fabrinet maintains engineering and manufacturing resources and facilities in Thailand, the People’s Republic of China and the United States. For more information visit:

Forward-Looking Statements

“Safe Harbor” Statement Under U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include all of the statements under the “Business Outlook” section relating to our forecasted operating results for the second quarter of fiscal 2014. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could vary materially from these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: less customer demand for our products and services than forecasted; less growth in the optical communications, industrial lasers and sensors markets than we forecast; difficulties expanding into additional markets, such as the semiconductor processing, biotechnology, metrology and materials processing markets; increased competition in the optical manufacturing services markets; difficulties in delivering products and services that compete effectively from a price and performance perspective; our reliance on a small number of customers and suppliers; difficulties in managing our operating costs; difficulties in managing and operating our business across multiple countries (including the U.S., Thailand and the People’s Republic of China); and other important factors as described in reports and documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the factors described under the section captioned “Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K, filed on August 16, 2013. We disclaim any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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