|Centennial, Colo. -- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today reported first-quarter 2016 net income of $106.2 million, or $1.14 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $106.1 million, or$1.09 per share on a diluted basis, in the first quarter of 2015. Excluding certain items1, net income would have been$132.2 million, or $1.43 per share on a diluted basis, in the first quarter of 2016, compared with net income of $127.8 million, or $1.32 per share on a diluted basis, in the first quarter of 2015. First-quarter sales of $5.47 billion increased 9 percent from sales of $5 billion in the prior year. First-quarter sales, adjusted for the impact of acquisitions and changes in foreign currencies, increased 4 percent year over year.“We continued our strong momentum into 2016 by producing record first-quarter sales and earnings per share. Our global components and enterprise computing solutions businesses produced growth in all regions, delivering earnings per share of $1.43,” said Michael J. Long, chairman, president, and chief executive officer. “We attribute our strong performance to our strategic investments in customer-facing talent and resources, as well as our focus on design and value-added services for global components and our solution-selling approach for enterprise computing solutions.”
Global components first-quarter sales of $3.68 billion grew 10 percent year over year. First-quarter sales, as adjusted, grew 4 percent year over year. Americas components sales grew 3 percent year over year. Europe components sales grew 15 percent year over year. Sales in the region, as adjusted, grew 9 percent year over year. Asia-Pacificcomponents sales grew 15 percent year over year. Sales in the region, as adjusted, grew 2 percent year over year. “Europe has delivered six straight quarters of strong growth, and Americas returned to growth as we anticipated. In Asia, growth by our core small-to-medium-sized manufacturing customers was better than we anticipated,” added Mr. Long.
Global enterprise computing solutions first-quarter sales of $1.8 billion grew 9 percent year over year. First-quarter sales, as adjusted, grew 3 percent year over year. Americas sales grew 11 percent year over year. Sales in the region, as adjusted, grew 2 percent year over year. Europe sales grew 4 percent year over year. Sales in the region, as adjusted, grew 6 percent year over year. “Enterprise computing solutions posted record first-quarter sales, operating income, and operating margin,” said Mr. Long.
“First-quarter cash flow from operations was a negative $37 million. While seasonally negative, we showed substantial improvement when compared to the past three years. Trailing 12-month cash flow from operations was $860 million,” said Paul J. Reilly, executive vice president, finance and operations, and chief financial officer. “Our strong balance sheet and cash flow allowed us to continue investing in organic growth, and provided us with the opportunity to deploy capital toward our strategic initiatives. We will continue to return excess capital to shareholders.”
1 A reconciliation of non-GAAP adjusted financial measures, including sales, as adjusted, operating income, as adjusted, net income attributable to shareholders, as adjusted, and net income per share, as adjusted, to GAAP financial measures is presented in the reconciliation tables included herein.
“As we look to the second quarter, we believe that total sales will be between $5.825 billion and $6.225 billion, with global components sales between $3.75 billion and $3.95 billion, and global enterprise computing solutions sales between $2.075 billion and $2.275 billion. As a result of this outlook, we expect earnings per share on a diluted basis, excluding any charges, to be in the range of $1.59 to $1.71 per share. Our guidance assumes an average tax rate in the range of 27 to 29 percent and average diluted shares outstanding are expected to be 93 million. We are expecting the average USD-to-Euro exchange rate for the first quarter to be approximately $1.13 to €1,” said Mr. Reilly.
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Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations serving over 85 countries.
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