Wallingford, Conn. – Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) reported today record second quarter 2014 diluted earnings per share of $1.09 compared to $.95 for the comparable 2013 period. Sales for the second quarter 2014 were a record $1.314 billion compared to $1.136 billion for the 2013 period. Currency translation had the effect of increasing sales by approximately $9.1 million in the second quarter 2014 compared to the 2013 period.
For the six months ended June 30, 2014, diluted earnings per share was $2.07 on an as reported basis and $2.08 excluding one-time items, compared to $1.89 on as reported basis and $1.82 excluding one-time items for the comparable 2013 period. The 2014 period includes a one-time charge of $2 million ($.01 per share) related to the amortization of the value associated with acquired backlog relating to an acquisition completed by the Company in the fourth quarter of 2013. The 2013 period includes a one-time tax benefit of $11 million, or $.07 per share related to the January 2, 2013 reinstatement of certain federal income tax provisions with retroactive effect to 2012.
Under U.S. GAAP, the related benefit of $11 million ($.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. The Company’s Board of Directors has approved an increase in the quarterly dividend from $.20 to $.25 per share to be paid on or about October 1, 2014 to holders of record of the Company’s Class A Common stock as of September 10, 2014.
Amphenol President and Chief Executive Officer, R. Adam Norwitt, stated, “For the second quarter 2014, we are pleased to report new records in both sales and EPS of $1.314 billion and $1.09, up 16% and 15%, respectively, over the comparable 2013 quarter. The Company achieved strong year-over-year growth in most of our end markets, including the automotive, commercial air, industrial and mobile networks markets. This growth was driven both organically and through the Company’s successful
acquisition program. In addition, sales grew 5% sequentially supported by growth in all of the Company’s markets. Our ongoing strategy of market and geographic diversification combined with our strong commitment to developing enabling technologies for our customers in all markets, as well as our acquisition program, continue to expand the Company’s growth opportunities.”
“In addition, it is extremely rewarding that the Company’s unique entrepreneurial culture continues to drive an unwavering focus on profitability, resulting in a 70 basis point sequential increase in operating margin over the first quarter 2014 to 19.5% in the second quarter 2014. This performance is a direct result of our outstanding management team’s ability to drive incremental operating margins through focused operational execution and an unrelenting focus on all elements of cost. I am very proud of our organization as we continue to execute well.”
“The Company achieved strong operating cash flow in the quarter of $181 million. The Company continues to deploy its financial strength in a variety of ways to increase shareholder value, including the purchase, during the quarter, of 1.4 million shares of the Company’s stock pursuant to our stock repurchase plan and a 25% increase in the quarterly dividend from $.20 to $.25 per share.”
“Assuming stable economic conditions and constant currency exchange rates, we expect third quarter 2014 revenues in the range of $1.320 billion to $1.350 billion and diluted EPS in the range of $1.12 to $1.15. For the year 2014, we are increasing our expectations for revenues and diluted EPS and now expect to achieve revenues in the range of $5.210billion to $5.270 billion, an increase of 13% to 14% over 2013 and diluted EPS of $4.35 to $4.41 (excluding one-time items), an increase of 13% to 15% over 2013. While there remain 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 high technology products across all of our end markets. This creates a significant, long-term growth opportunity for Amphenol. 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 second quarter results at 1:00 PM (EDT) July 23, 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. (EDT) on Saturday, August 23, 2014. The replay numbers are toll free 888-566-0574; International toll number is 402-998-0680; Passcode: 7183.
A live broadcast as well as a replay will also be available on the Internet at
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.
Click here for the full release.