MFLEX Reports Fiscal 2013 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Financial Results PR Newswire IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2013 IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MFLX), a leading global provider of high-quality, technologically advanced flexible printed circuits and assemblies, today reported financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full-year ended September 30, 2013. Net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 were $188.3 million, down 7 percent from net sales of $201.6 million in the same quarter last year primarily due to lower net sales to a key customer, partially offset by a $12.5 million increase in net sales to the Company's newer customers. Gross margin during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was (3.2) percent, compared to 5.8 percent for the same period in the prior year. The decline was primarily driven by under-absorbed overhead as a result of the reduced net sales level and manufacturing capacity added in the last year. The Company also recorded a $4.6 million inventory write-down primarily as a result of inventory that became unusable due to a customer specification change and inventory that became excess as a result of reduced demand from another customer that is currently undergoing a business transition. Net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was $18.5 million, or $0.77 per share, compared to breakeven net income for the same period in the prior year. The Company generated $3.9 million in cash flows from operating activities during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 and $73.4 million during fiscal 2013. Cash and cash equivalents increased $22.8 million during fiscal 2013 to $105.2 million, or $4.40 per share, at September 30, 2013. The Company continues to maintain a strong balance sheet with no debt. Commenting on the fiscal fourth quarter results, Reza Meshgin, Chief Executive Officer of MFLEX said, "Though we saw a sequential rebound in net sales in the fiscal fourth quarter, our revenue results were below our guidance range due to a later start-up for some of our new programs and a reduction in orders from a key customer that is currently undergoing a business transition. The reduced net sales, coupled with the inventory write-downs, resulted in gross margin below our expectations." Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Highlights Net sales for fiscal 2013 were $787.6 million, compared to $818.9 million in fiscal 2012. Net loss for fiscal 2013 totaled $65.5 million, or $2.74 per share. The results were impacted by lower net sales to two key customers, overhead under-absorption due to the lower net sales and additional manufacturing capacity, and specific inventory write-downs primarily the result of unusable components and late specification changes for certain programs. In addition, during fiscal 2013 the Company incurred an after-tax goodwill impairment charge of approximately $6.2 million and an after-tax stock-based compensation expense of $6.9 million primarily resulting from the change in control that was triggered by the acquisition of the Company's majority shareholder, WBL Corporation Limited. This compares to fiscal 2012 net income of $29.5 million, or $1.22 per diluted share. Non-GAAP Results A reconciliation of GAAP net (loss) income and net (loss) income per share to non-GAAP net (loss) income and net (loss) income per share is provided in the table at the end of this press release. Outlook For the first quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company expects net sales to be between $190 and $220 million and approximately breakeven gross margin based on production build plans, projected net sales volume and anticipated product mix. Commenting on the Company's business outlook, Mr. Meshgin noted, "We expect a sequential increase in net sales in the fiscal first quarter, however our outlook has moderated since our last report. In addition to the expected decline from our customer that is undergoing a business transition, we are also being impacted by weaker end-market demand for certain programs. In light of the reduced net sales expectations, we are evaluating both our new business opportunities and capacity needs in order to return the business to profitability. We continue to solidify our relationships with our newer customers and expect net sales from this group to continue to grow. We are aggressively pursuing new customer and product opportunities to diversify our revenue streams, improve our gross margin and support our long-term growth objectives. In the meantime, we continue to maintain a very solid financial foundation with positive cash flow, over $105 million in cash and no debt, to support us through this transition period." Conference Call MFLEX will host a conference call at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time (2:30 p.m. Pacific time) today to review its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter and full-year financial results. The dial-in number for the call in North America is 1-877-941-2332 and 1-480-629-9821 for international callers. The call also will be webcast live on the Internet and can be accessed by logging onto www.mflex.com. The webcast will be archived on the Company's website for at least 60 days following the call. An audio replay of the conference call will be available for seven days beginning at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time (5:30 p.m. Pacific time) today. The audio replay dial-in number for North America is 1-800-406-7325 and 1-303-590-3030 for international callers. The replay passcode is 4646136. About MFLEX MFLEX (www.mflex.com) is a global provider of high-quality, technologically advanced flexible printed circuits and assemblies to the electronics industry. The Company is one of a limited number of manufacturers that provides a seamless, integrated end-to-end flexible printed circuit solution for customers, ranging from design and application engineering, prototyping and high-volume manufacturing to turnkey component assembly and testing. The Company targets its solutions within the electronics market and, in particular, focuses on applications where flexible printed circuits are the enabling technology in achieving a desired size, shape, weight or functionality of an electronic device. Current applications for the Company's products include smartphones, tablets, computer/data storage, portable bar code scanners, personal computers and other consumer electronic devices. MFLEX's common stock is quoted on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol MFLX. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements and predictions regarding: revenue; net sales; sales volumes; net income; profitability; gross margins; revenue growth; cash flow; overhead absorption; forecasts; impairment charges and asset write-downs; demand for our end customers' programs; expansion and diversification of the Company's customer base and product base; labor costs; new customer opportunities; customer relationships; inventory levels; production build plans; program allocation from our end customers; product mix; and the ramping and launch of new programs. Additional forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements pertaining to other financial items, plans, strategies or objectives of management for future operations, the Company's future operations and financial condition or prospects, and any other statement that is not historical fact, including any statement which is preceded by the words "forecast," "guidance," "preliminary," "scheduled," "assume," "can," "will," "plan," "should," "expect," "estimate," "aim," "intend," "look," "see," "project," "foresee," "target," "anticipate," "may," "believe," or similar words. Actual events or results may differ materially from those stated or implied by the Company's forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors including the effect of the economy and seasonality on the demand for electronic devices; the Company's success with new and current customers, those customers' success in the marketplace and usage of flex in their products; demand for the Company's products; the Company's market share in its customers' programs; product mix; the Company's ability to develop and deliver new technologies; the Company's effectiveness in managing manufacturing processes, inventory levels, costs and yields; the ramping and launch of new programs; currency fluctuations; pricing pressure and the Company's ability to remain cost competitive; the Company's ability to manage quality assurance; the degree to which the Company is able to utilize available manufacturing capacity, enter into new markets and execute its strategic plans; asset write-downs and impairment charges; utility, material and component shortages; the impact of natural disasters, competition and technological advances; the outcome of tax audits; labor issues in the jurisdictions in which the Company operates; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 and its Annual Report on Form 10-K to be filed for the year ending September 30, 2013. These forward-looking statements represent management's judgment as of the date of this news release. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Contact: Stacy Feit Investor Relations Tel: 213-486-6549 Email: email@example.com (SUMMARY FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOLLOWS) Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 Net sales $188,254 $201,587 $787,644 $818,932 Cost of sales 194,308 189,797 788,774 736,241 Gross (loss) profit (6,054) 11,790 (1,130) 82,691 Operating expenses: Research and development 1,964 1,405 7,776 7,615 Sales and marketing 5,795 5,841 22,720 24,457 General and 4,504 4,503 17,118 19,839 administrative Stock-based compensation expense resulting from - - 9,582 - change in control Impairment and - - 7,537 (2,468) restructuring Total operating 12,263 11,749 64,733 49,443 expenses Operating (loss) income (18,317) 41 (65,863) 33,248 Other income (expense), net: Interest income 323 288 727 1,352 Interest expense (126) (114) (487) (555) Other income (expense), 774 (206) 1,002 1,656 net (Loss) income before (17,346) 9 (64,621) 35,701 income taxes (Provision for) benefit (1,125) 2 (910) (6,216) from income taxes Net (loss) income $ (18,471) $ 11 $ (65,531) $ 29,485 Net (loss) income per share: Basic $ (0.77) $ 0.00 $ (2.74) $ 1.24 Diluted $ (0.77) $ 0.00 $ (2.74) $ 1.22 Shares used in computing net (loss) income per share: Basic 24,047 23,760 23,898 23,783 Diluted 24,047 24,042 23,898 24,077 Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (in thousands) (unaudited) September 30, September 30, 2013 2012 Cash and cash equivalents $ 105,150 $ 82,322 Accounts receivable, net 132,247 165,408 Inventories 86,853 124,770 Other current assets 17,265 19,217 Total current assets 341,515 391,717 Property, plant and equipment, net 244,056 274,886 Other assets 24,643 29,807 Total assets $ 610,214 $ 696,410 Accounts payable $ 166,474 $ 199,737 Other current liabilities 32,486 36,111 Total current liabilities 198,960 235,848 Other liabilities 19,063 18,573 Stockholders' equity 392,191 441,989 Total liabilities and stockholders' $ 610,214 $ 696,410 equity Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (in thousands) (unaudited) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 Cash flows from operating activities Net (loss) income $ (18,471) $ 11 $ (65,531) $29,485 Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and 14,127 12,985 58,154 53,082 amortization Deferred taxes 385 146 (2,523) (2,290) Stock-based compensation 603 596 13,612 4,900 expense Excess tax benefit related - (102) (29) (177) to stock option exercises Asset impairments - - 7,537 - Restructuring asset - - - (2,468) recoveries (Gain) loss on disposal of (41) 181 (1,702) (516) equipment Changes in operating assets and 7,329 (28,027) 63,852 (13,733) liabilities Net cash provided by (used in) operating 3,932 (14,210) 73,370 68,283 activities Cash flows from investing activities Purchases of property and (11,388) (31,433) (47,333) (86,077) equipment Proceeds from sale of equipment 404 - 2,764 11,471 and assets held for sale Net cash used in (10,984) (31,433) (44,569) (74,606) investing activities Cash flows from financing activities Excess tax benefit related to - 102 29 177 stock option exercises Tax withholdings for net share (692) (19) (3,454) (1,131) settlement of equity awards Proceeds from exercise of stock (1) 6 607 168 options Repurchase of common stock (473) - (2,090) (8,844) Net cash (used in) provided by financing (1,166) 89 (4,908) (9,630) activities Effect of exchange rate changes (727) 445 (1,065) 385 on cash Net (decrease) (8,945) (45,109) 22,828 (15,568) increase in cash Cash and cash equivalents at 114,095 127,431 82,322 97,890 beginning of period Cash and cash equivalents at $105,150 $82,322 $105,150 $82,322 end of period Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. Selected Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Schedule Reconciling Selected Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable GAAP Financial Measures (in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 GAAP net (loss) income $ (18,471) $ 11 $ (65,531) $ 29,485 Stock-based compensation 603 596 13,612 4,900 expense Impairment and restructuring - - 7,537 (2,468) Income tax effect of (214) (159) (5,966) (584) non-GAAP adjustments Non-GAAP net (loss) income $ (18,082) $ 448 $ (50,348) $ 31,333 GAAP diluted net (loss) $ (0.77) $ 0.00 $ (2.74) $ income per share 1.22 Effect of stock-based compensation, net of tax on 0.02 0.02 0.37 0.14 diluted net (loss) income per share Effect of impairment and restructuring, net of tax on - - 0.26 (0.06) diluted net (loss) income per share Non-GAAP diluted net (loss) $ (0.75) $ 0.02 $ (2.11) $ income per share 1.30 Weighted-average diluted shares used in calculating 24,047 24,042 23,898 24,077 non-GAAP diluted net (loss) income per share Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information To supplement the condensed consolidated financial results prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), the Company uses non-GAAP financial measures (non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted net (loss) income per share) that exclude certain charges and gains. Management excludes these items because it believes that the non-GAAP measures enhance an investor's overall understanding of the Company's financial performance and future prospects by being more reflective of the Company's recurring operational activities and to be more comparable with the results of the Company over various periods. Management uses non-GAAP financial measures internally for strategic decision making, forecasting future results and evaluating current performance. By disclosing non-GAAP financial measures, management intends to provide investors with a more meaningful, consistent comparison of the Company's core operating results and trends for the periods presented. Non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP; therefore, the information is not necessarily comparable to other companies' financial information and should be considered as a supplement to, not a substitute for, or superior to, the corresponding measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The items excluded from GAAP net income and diluted net (loss) income per share in calculating these non-GAAP financial measures are as follows: (a) stock-based compensation expense including additional expense resulting from the change in control that was deemed to occur under the terms of the Company's stock incentive plan following the acquisition of the Company's majority shareholder, WBL Corporation Limited; and (b) impairment and restructuring activities, including goodwill impairment charges and recoveries on sale of previously impaired assets. Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. Product Mix Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Smartphones 78% 66% Tablets 15% 27% Consumer Electronics 6% 5% Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. Key Customer Revenue Contribution Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 "OEM C" 73% 86% "OEM D" 6% 6% For competitive and customer confidentiality reasons, the Company does not disclose its customers by name. SOURCE Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. Website: http://www.mflex.com
MFLEX Reports Fiscal 2013 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Financial Results
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