Littelfuse发布第四季度及全年业绩报告

Company delivers record sales, adjusted earnings per share and cash flow for 2017

芝加哥,2018年1月31日 - Littelfuse公司 (NASDAQ:LFUS) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 30, 2017 

Fourth Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Net sales were $304.8 million, up 7% versus the prior year period. Organic revenue growth was 4%, excluding revenue from acquisitions closed in the past 12 months, divestitures and foreign currency effects.
  • Growth by segment versus the prior year period:
    • Electronics sales increased 4% (up 1% organically)
    • Automotive sales increased 9% (up 6% organically)
    • Industrial sales increased 19% (up 21% organically)
  • GAAP effective tax rate was 124.7%, including the impact of the estimated one-time tax charge noted above; Adjusted effective tax rate was 16.2%
  • The electronics segment book-to-bill ratio for the fourth quarter was 1.11
  • During January, the company completed a private placement of $175 million of senior notes
  • On January 17th, the company completed its acquisition of IXYS Corporation

Full Year 2017 Highlights

  • Net sales were $1.222 billion, up 16% versus the prior year period, and 7% organically
  • GAAP diluted EPS was $5.21, which includes the estimated one-time $49 million tax charge noted above;
  • Adjusted diluted EPS of $7.74 increased 24% over last year
  • GAAP effective tax rate was 41.4% and adjusted effective tax rate was 18.1%
  • Cash flow from operations was $269 million and free cash flow was $203 million, both records for the company

"The fourth quarter capped off a tremendous year for us, as we finished 2017 with record sales, earnings and cash flow," said Dave Heinzmann, Littelfuse Chief Executive Officer. "While our 2017 organic sales growth of 7% was led by strength across our Electronics segment, all of our businesses had a strong finish for the year. We delivered 160 basis points in full year adjusted operating margin expansion, which included returning our industrial segment back to double digit operating margin profitability. We made significant progress in our strategy with two acquisitions that will add more than $350 million in annualized revenue, while expanding our sensor and power control portfolios."

First Quarter 2018 Outlook

All comparisons are to the prior year period unless otherwise noted. Littelfuse provides guidance on a non-GAAP (adjusted) basis. GAAP items excluded from guidance may include the after-tax impact of items including acquisition and integration costs, impairment and severance charges, foreign exchange adjustments and unusual gains and losses. These items are uncertain, depend on various factors, and could be material to results computed in accordance with GAAP. Littelfuse is not able to forecast the excluded items in order to provide the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure without unreasonable efforts.

"We enter 2018 with good momentum, a track record of strong operational performance and a diversified portfolio that capitalizes on the key trends of a safe, green and connected world," continued Heinzmann. "We're well positioned to deliver on our strategy, which we expect will drive double digit revenue and earnings growth."

The outlook includes IXYS results, with the first quarter including approximately two and a half months of IXYS financial results.

For the first quarter of 2018:

  • Net sales are expected to be in the range of $384 to $396 million, up 37% on an as reported basis and up 6% organically, at the midpoint versus the prior year quarter
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $1.73 to $1.87
  • Adjusted effective tax rate is expected to be in the range of 22.5% to 23.5%

For the 2018 full year:

  • Adjusted effective tax rate is expected to be in the range of 18% – 21%
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be in the range of $80 - $85 million, including expenditures for IXYS’ operations.

股息红利

The company will pay a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.37 per share on March 8, 2018 to shareholders of record as of February 22, 2018.

电话会议和网络直播信息

Littelfuse will host a conference call today, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. Central / 10:00 a.m. Eastern time to discuss the results. 本次电话会议将通过互联网直播。如要收听收看会议直播,请访问公司网站: www.littelfuse.com. The call will be available for replay on the company’s website.

关于Littelfuse
Founded in 1927, Littelfuse is the global leader in circuit protection with advancing platforms in power control and sensor technologies. The company serves customers in the electronics, automotive and industrial markets with products that include fuses, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, relays and sensors. Littelfuse has more than 11,000 employees in more than 50 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit Littelfuse.com.

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The information included in this press release includes the non-GAAP financial measures of organic revenue growth, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted diluted earnings per share, adjusted effective tax rate and free cash flow. Many of these non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effect of certain expenses and income not related directly to the underlying performance of our fundamental business operations. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is set forth in the attached schedules.

The company believes that organic revenue growth, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted diluted earnings per share, and adjusted effective tax rate provide useful information to investors regarding its operational performance because they enhance an investor's overall understanding of our core financial performance and facilitate comparisons to historical results of operations, by excluding items that are not related directly to the underlying performance of our fundamental business operations or were not part of our business operations during a comparable period. The company believes free cash flow is a useful measure of its ability to generate cash. The company believes that all of these non-GAAP financial measures are commonly used by financial analysts and others in the industries in which we operate, and thus further provide useful information to investors. Management additionally uses these measures when assessing the performance of the business and for business planning purposes. Note that our definitions of these non-GAAP financial measures may differ from those terms as defined or used by other companies.

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