Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) reported today fourth quarter 2013 record diluted earnings per share, excluding one-time items, of $1.05 compared to $.94 for the comparable 2012 period. On an as reported basis, diluted earnings per share were $1.04 and $0.86 for the fourth quarter of 2013 and 2012, respectively. Such per share amount for the 2013 period includes a charge for acquisition-related transaction costs of $3.4 million ($2.4 million after tax), or $.01 per share relating to 2013 acquisitions. Such per share amount for the 2012 period included one-time charges of $.08 per share comprised of acquisition-related transaction costs of $2 million ($2 million after tax) or $.01 per share relating to 2012 acquisitions; and income tax costs of $11 million or $.07 per share resulting from the delay by the U. S. government in the reinstatement of certain federal income tax provisions for the year 2012 relating primarily to research and development credits and certain U.S. taxes on foreign income.

Sales for the fourth quarter 2013 were a record $1.246 billion compared to $1.146 billion for the 2012 period. Currency translation had the effect of increasing sales by approximately $7.5 million in the fourth quarter 2013 compared to the 2012 period.

For the full year ended December 31, 2013, diluted earnings per share excluding one-time items was $3.85 compared to $3.47 for the 2012 period. On an as reported basis, 2013 diluted earnings per share of $3.92 included the following one-time items: (1) an income tax benefit of $11 million, or $.07 per share related to the January 2, 2013 reinstatement of certain federal income tax provisions described above with retroactive effect to 2012 - under U.S. GAAP, the related benefit to the Company of $11 million, or $.07 per share, relating to the 2012 tax year was recorded as a one-time benefit in the first quarter of 2013 at the date of reinstatement; (2) an income tax benefit of $3.6 million, or $.02 per share, relating to a reduction in tax expense due primarily to the completion of prior year audits and (3) a $6.0 million ($4.6 million after tax), or $.02 per share charge for acquisition-related transaction costs. As reported diluted earnings per share for the year 2012 was $3.39 and included one-time charges of $.08 per share described above.

Sales for the full year ended December 31, 2013 were $4.615 billion compared to $4.292 billion for the 2012 period. Currency translation had the effect of increasing sales by approximately $15.4 million for the full year 2013 compared to the 2012 period.

The Company completed four acquisitions during the fourth quarter of 2013 for a total purchase price of $455 million. These include the previously announced acquisitions of the Advanced Sensors Business of General Electric (NYSE:GE), a global manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based instruments primarily for the industrial and automotive markets with annual sales of approximately $225 million, and Ionix Aerospace Ltd, a UK-based high technology cable assembly company focused primarily on the commercial aerospace market with annual sales of approximately $35 million. In addition, the Company completed the acquisition of Tecvox LLC, a US-based provider of value-added components and assemblies to the automotive infotainment connectivity market with annual sales of approximately $45 million, and the acquisition of Hangzhou Jet Interconnect Technology Co., a China-based manufacturer and supplier to Amphenol, specializing in high precision and fine pitch mechanical components and tooling.

Amphenol President and Chief Executive Officer, R. Adam Norwitt, stated “We are pleased to report record fourth quarter sales of $1.246 billion and EPS, excluding one-time items, of $1.05, up 9% and 12%, respectively, over the comparable 2012 quarter. The sales growth over last year was driven both organically and through acquisitions in the commercial aerospace, automotive, industrial and information technology and data communications markets. For the full year 2013, sales were up 8% over last year with contributions from most of our served markets. Our strong growth is further confirmation of the significant benefits of the Company’s technology leadership and diversification. In addition, it is extremely rewarding that the Company’s unique entrepreneurial culture continues to drive an unwavering focus on profitability, resulting in an operating margin improvement of 20 basis points over the prior year quarter to 19.7%, before one-time items, driving strong 12% EPS growth and record EPS, before one-time items, of $1.05 in the quarter. This performance is a direct result of our management team’s ability to react quickly in a dynamic environment, especially given the continuing high levels of uncertainty in most of the world’s economies. I am very proud of our organization as we continue to execute well.”

“Our ongoing strategy of market and geographic diversification combined with our strong commitment to developing enabling technologies for our customers in all markets, both through organic product development and through our acquisition program, continues to expand the Company’s growth opportunities. Consistent with that strategy, the Company completed five acquisitions in 2013, including four in the fourth quarter. These 2013 acquisitions strengthen and broaden our technology offering in the industrial, automotive and commercial aerospace markets. In particular, our entrance into the highly-engineered sensor and sensor-based instrument market through the acquisition of Advanced Sensors represents a unique complement to our core interconnect offering, creating significant expansion opportunities with the potential to deliver additional value-added solutions to our customers across a wide variety of end markets. In addition, the acquisition of Tecvox will accelerate Amphenol’s participation in the significant growth opportunity of automotive infotainment. As a complement to our successful acquisition program, the Company continues to deploy its financial strength in a variety of ways to increase shareholder value, including, in this quarter, the purchase of 329,000 shares of the Company’s stock pursuant to our stock repurchase plan.”

“The overall global economic environment remains uncertain. Considering such an environment and assuming current currency exchange rates, we expect first quarter 2014 revenues in the range of $1.180 billion to $1.210 billion and diluted EPS in the range of $.93 to $.96 (excluding one-time items). For the year 2014, we expect to achieve revenues and diluted EPS in the range of $5.0 billion to $5.12 billion and $4.15 to $4.27 (excluding one-time items), respectively, an increase of 8% to 11% over 2013 revenues and 8% to 11% over 2013 diluted EPS (excluding one-time items). Despite the many continuing uncertainties in the global economy, we believe we can perform well in the dynamic electronics marketplace due to our leading technology, increasing positions with our customers in diverse markets, worldwide presence, lean cost structure, and agile, experienced and entrepreneurial management team.”

“The electronics revolution continues to accelerate, with new applications and higher performance requirements driving increased demand for our leading interconnect and sensor technologies across all of our end markets. This creates a significant, long-term growth opportunity for Amphenol. Importantly, our ongoing actions to enhance our competitive advantages and build sustained financial strength have created a solid base for future performance. I am confident in the ability of our outstanding management team to dynamically adjust to the constantly changing market environment, to continue to generate strong profitability and to further capitalize on the many opportunities to expand our market position.”

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter results at 1:00 PM (EST) January 22, 2014. The toll free dial-in number to participate in this call is 888-395-9624; International dial-in number is 517-623-4547; Passcode: REARDON. There will be a replay available until 11:59 P.M. (EST) on Friday, February 21, 2014. The replay numbers are toll free 888-568-0353; International toll number is 203-369-3908; Passcode: 7183.

A live broadcast as well as a replay will also be available on the Internet at http://www.amphenol.com/investors/webcasts.php.

Amphenol Corporation is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor-based products and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable. Amphenol designs, manufactures and assembles its products at facilities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa and sells its products through its own global sales force, independent representatives and a global network of electronics distributors. Amphenol has a diversified presence as a leader in high growth areas of the interconnect market including: Automotive, Broadband Communications, Commercial Aerospace, Industrial, Information Technology and Data Communications, Military, Mobile Devices and Mobile Networks.

Statements in this press release which are other than historical facts are intended to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other related laws. While the Company believes such statements are reasonable, the actual results and effects could differ materially from those currently anticipated. Please refer to Part I, Item 1A of the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, for some factors that could cause the actual results to differ from estimates. In providing forward-looking statements, the Company is not undertaking any duty or obligation to update these statements publicly as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
 
AMPHENOL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
 
 
 
    Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended
December 31

December 31,
  2013         2012     2013         2012  
 
Net sales $ 1,245,735 $ 1,145,978 $ 4,614,669 $ 4,292,065
 
Cost of sales   856,429     790,527     3,163,835     2,948,853  
 
Gross profit 389,306 355,451 1,450,834 1,343,212
 
Acquisition-related expenses 3,446 2,000 5,983 2,000
 
Selling, general and administrative expense   144,500     132,231     548,038     512,867  
 
Operating income 241,360 221,220 896,813 828,345

 
Interest expense (16,427 ) (15,599 ) (63,553 ) (59,613 )
Other income, net   3,942     2,652     13,385     10,109  
 
Income before income taxes 228,875 208,273 846,645 778,841
 
Provision for income taxes   (59,996 )   (66,706 )   (207,896 )   (219,333 )
 
Net income 168,879 141,567 638,749 559,508
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (1,000 )   (1,205 )   (3,077 )   (4,191 )
 
Net income attributable to Amphenol Corporation $ 167,879   $ 140,362   $ 635,672   $ 555,317  
 
 
Net income per common share - Basic $ 1.06   $ 0.88   $ 4.00   $ 3.44  
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - Basic   158,283,126     160,379,864     159,092,787     161,522,080  
 
Net income per common share - Diluted (1) (2) $ 1.04   $ 0.86   $ 3.92   $ 3.39  
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - Diluted   161,673,496     162,789,858     162,274,499     163,947,111  
 
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.200   $ 0.105   $ 0.610   $ 0.420  
 

Note 1
    Earnings per share in the three months ended December 31, 2013 included acquisition-related expenses of $3.4 million ($2.4 million after-tax), or $.01 per share, relating to 2013 acquisitions. Earnings per share in the twelve months ended December 31, 2013 included acquisition-related expenses of $6.0 million, $4.6 million after-tax or $.02 per share, relating to 2013 acquisitions and a $3.6 million, or $.02 per share, income tax benefit due primarily to the favorable completion of prior year audits. Earnings per share in the twelve months ended December 31, 2013 also included an income tax benefit of $11.3 million, or $.07 per share, resulting from the delay, by the U.S. government, in the reinstatement of certain federal income tax provisions for the year 2012 relating primarily to research and development credits and certain U.S. taxes on foreign income. Such tax provisions were reinstated on January 2, 2013 with retroactive effect to 2012. Under U.S. GAAP, the related benefit to the Company of $11.3 million, or $.07 per share, relating to the 2012 tax year was recorded as a one-time benefit in the first quarter of 2013 at the date of reinstatement. Excluding these effects, diluted earnings per share was $1.05 and $3.85 for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2013, respectively.
 
Note 2 Earnings per share in the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012 included one-time charges of $.08 per share comprised of acquisition-related transaction costs of $2.0 million ($2.0 million after tax), or $.01 per share, relating to 2012 acquisitions and income tax costs of $11.3 million, or $.07 per share, resulting from the delay, by the U.S. government, in the reinstatement of certain federal income tax provisions for the year 2012 relating primarily to research and development credits and certain U.S. taxes on foreign income. Such tax provisions were reinstated on January 2, 2013 with retroactive effect to 2012. Excluding these effects, diluted earnings per share was $.94 and $3.47 for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012, respectively.
 
AMPHENOL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(dollars in thousands)
 
 
    December 31,     December 31,
 

2013
    2012  
ASSETS
 
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 886,838 $ 690,850
Short-term investments   305,324     251,653  
Total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments 1,192,162 942,503
Accounts receivable, less allowance
for doubtful accounts of $12,010
and $10,372, respectively 1,001,012 910,711
Inventories 792,644 733,718
Other current assets   171,749     119,983  
 
Total current assets 3,157,567 2,706,915
 
Land and depreciable assets, less
accumulated depreciation of
$803,954 and $715,895, respectively 532,425 417,436
Goodwill and other long-term assets   2,478,036     2,091,112  
 
$ 6,168,028   $ 5,215,463  
 
LIABILITIES & EQUITY
 
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 549,942 $ 496,525
Accrued salaries, wages and employee benefits 104,859 89,142
Accrued income taxes 96,388 94,341
Other accrued expenses 157,252 108,213
Short-term debt   701,437     100,293  
 
Total current liabilities 1,609,878 888,514
 
Long-term debt 1,431,437 1,606,204
Accrued pension and post employment
benefit obligations 180,021 244,571
Other long-term liabilities 66,620 33,992
 
Equity:
Common stock 159 160
Additional paid-in capital 489,930 336,683
Accumulated earnings 2,424,372 2,210,120
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (54,952 )   (117,004 )
 
Total shareholders' equity attributable to Amphenol Corporation 2,859,509 2,429,959
 
Noncontrolling interests   20,563     12,223  
 
Total equity   2,880,072     2,442,182  
 
$ 6,168,028   $ 5,215,463  
 
 
AMPHENOL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW
(Unaudited)
(dollars in thousands)
 
 
    Twelve months ended
December 31,
2013     2012
 
Cash flow from operating activities:
Net income $ 638,748 $ 559,508
Adjustments for cash flow from operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 136,482 121,779
Stock-based compensation expense 36,070 31,412
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation payment arrangements (21,045) (21,648)
Net change in components of working capital (26,308) (8,946)

Net change in other long-term assets and liabilities
5,103 (7,426)
 
Cash flow provided by operating activities 769,050 674,679
 
Cash flow from investing activities:

Additions to property, plant and equipment
(158,448) (129,099)
Proceeds from disposals of fixed assets 3,712 4,828
Purchases of short-term investments (741,062) (379,605)
Sales and maturities of short-term investments 687,391 261,800
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (484,907) (251,523)
 
Cash flow used in investing activities (693,314) (493,599)
 
Cash flow from financing activities:
Issuance of senior notes - 498,730
Borrowings under credit facilities 1,041,400 819,556
Repayments under credit facilities (620,374) (988,800)
Payment of fees and expenses related to debt financing (2,827) (4,318)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 95,142 95,451
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation payment arrangements 21,045 21,648
Payments to shareholders of noncontrolling interests (4,371) (5,206)
Purchase and retirement of treasury stock (324,655) (380,023)
Dividend payments (96,771) (70,122)
 
Cash flow provided by (used in) financing activities 108,589 (13,084)
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 11,663 7,768
 
Net change in cash and cash
equivalents 195,988 175,764
Cash and cash equivalents
balance, beginning of period 690,850 515,086
 
Cash and cash equivalents
balance, end of period $ 886,838 $ 690,850
 
 
AMPHENOL CORPORATION
SEGMENT INFORMATION
(dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
    Three months ended     Twelve Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
  2013         2012     2013         2012  
 
Trade Sales:

Interconnect Products
$ 1,164,124 $ 1,060,452 $ 4,268,980 $ 3,987,286
Cable Products   81,611     85,526     345,689     304,779  
Consolidated $ 1,245,735   $ 1,145,978   $ 4,614,669   $ 4,292,065  
 
 
Operating income, excluding one-time items:
Interconnect Products $ 254,185 $ 230,104 $ 931,003 $ 858,066
Cable Products 9,922 11,308 46,354 41,139
Stock-based compensation expense (9,486 ) (8,244 ) (36,070 ) (31,411 )
Other operating expenses   (9,815 )   (9,948 )   (38,491 )   (37,449 )
Operating income, excluding one-time items 244,806 223,220 902,796 830,345
 
Acquisition-related expenses   (3,446 )   (2,000 )   (5,983 )   (2,000 )
Consolidated $ 241,360   $ 221,220   $ 896,813   $ 828,345  
 
 
 
ROS%:
Interconnect Products 21.8 % 21.7 % 21.8 % 21.5 %
Cable Products 12.2 % 13.2 % 13.4 % 13.5 %
Stock-based compensation expense -0.8 % -0.7 % -0.8 % -0.7 %
Other operating expenses -0.8 % -0.9 % -0.8 % -0.9 %
 
ROS, excluding one-time items 19.7 % 19.5 % 19.6 % 19.3 %
 
Acquisition-related expenses -0.3 % -0.2 % -0.2 % 0.0 %
Consolidated 19.4 % 19.3 % 19.4 % 19.3 %
 

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