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Vishay Reports Results For Second Quarter 2014

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive components, today announced its results for the fiscal quarter and six fiscal months ended June 28, 2014.

Revenues for the fiscal quarter ended June 28, 2014 were $641.9 million, compared to $597.7 million for the fiscal quarter ended June 29, 2013. The net earnings attributable to Vishay stockholders for the fiscal quarter ended June 28, 2014 were $35.6 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to $31.3 million, or $0.21 per diluted share for the fiscal quarter ended June 29, 2013.

Net earnings attributable to Vishay stockholders for the fiscal quarter ended June 28, 2014 include restructuring and severance costs of $9.0 million. Net earnings attributable to Vishay stockholders for the fiscal quarter ended June 29, 2013 include an adjustment of $1.8 million related to performance-based stock compensation for certain former executives, following a determination that achievement of the three-year performance targets was no longer probable. These costs had been originally reported as a separate line item upon cessation of employment of these executives in 2011, and accordingly, this adjustment is also reported as a separate line item. Adjusted net earnings per diluted share, which exclude these items, were $0.27 and $0.20 for the fiscal quarters ended June 28, 2014 and June 29, 2013, respectively.

Commenting on the results for the second quarter 2014, Dr. Gerald Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “The revenues for the second quarter were at the anticipated level but at higher margins than expected. Industrial and automotive demand remained strong in all regions. Point of sale, the sales of Vishay products by its distributors to end customers, increased 1.5% quarter over quarter as did inventories of Vishay products at its distributors. Lead times continue to be under control.”

Dr. Paul continued, “We are following our Growth Plan:
  • Accelerating development of new products and technologies
  • Penetrating the Asian industrial markets
  • Expanding manufacturing capacities for strategic product lines to ensure short lead times.

Additionally, we are continuing our acquisition strategy to supplement our organic Growth Plan through targeted acquisitions. The recent acquisition of Holy Stone Polytech Co., Ltd., a tantalum capacitor company, represents for Vishay an entry point into the polymer tantalum market and also strengthens the Company’s position for tantalum capacitors in Japan.”

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