Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW) today reported third-quarter 2020 sales of $7.23 billion, an increase of 2 percent from sales of $7.08 billion in the third quarter of 2019. Third-quarter net income was $166 million, or $2.13 per share on a diluted basis, compared with a net income of $92 million, or $1.10 per share on a diluted basis, in the third quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP net income1 was $162 million, or $2.08 per share on a diluted basis, in the third quarter of 2020, compared with non-GAAP net income of $155 million, or $1.86 per share on a diluted basis, in the third quarter of 2019.
“Our strong financial performance this quarter is a testament to the strength of our business model,” said Michael J. Long, chairman, president, and chief executive officer. “Arrow is a trusted provider of critical technology solutions, and we believe strong demand for the products and solutions we provide will endure and increase beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers and suppliers are choosing to do more business with Arrow because of our growing engineering, design, supply chain management and hybrid cloud solution capabilities. The hard work of our talented team and their unwavering focus on providing customers with the products and solutions they need, when they need them, has allowed us to capitalize on opportunities leading to financial performance that was above our expectations.”
Global components third-quarter sales of $5.31 billion increased 5 percent year over year. Asia-Pacific components sales increased 29 percent year over year. Americas components sales decreased 13 percent year over year. Non-GAAP sales in the region decreased 10 percent year over year. Europe components sales decreased 8 percent year over year. Non-GAAP sales in the region decreased 12 percent year over year. Global components third-quarter operating income was $204 million. Third-quarter non-GAAP operating income was $208 million.
“Robust third-quarter global components sales demonstrate the vital role we play in the supply chains of manufacturing customers around the world,” continued Mr. Long. “Sales were above the high-end of our expectations driven by tremendous growth in Asia, where our business has doubled in size over the last five years due to our consistent investments in the region to support innovation and invention.”
Global enterprise computing solutions third-quarter sales of $1.92 billion decreased 5 percent year over year. Non-GAAP sales decreased 7 percent year over year. Europe enterprise computing solutions sales increased 6 percent year over year. Non-GAAP sales in the region increased 1 percent year over year. Americas enterprise computing solutions sales decreased 10 percent year over year. Global enterprise computing solutions third-quarter operating income was $83 million. Third-quarter non-GAAP operating income was $85 million.
“Third-quarter global enterprise computing solutions sales were near the high-end of our prior outlook, led by the cloud and security solutions that enable business continuity and remote working,” said Mr. Long. “We continue to be a source of stability for our customers and suppliers facing challenging market conditions.”
“Our financial results demonstrated the resilience of Arrow’s business model,” said Chris Stansbury, senior vice president and chief financial officer. “Third-quarter cash flow from operations was $275 million, driven by disciplined working capital management and healthy profitability from our leading positions in the markets we serve. As always, we remain committed to returning excess cash to shareholders. During the third quarter, we returned approximately $150 million to shareholders through our stock repurchase program, ending the quarter with approximately $563 million of remaining authorization under our share repurchase program. Our balance sheet and liquidity position remain strong, and we are pleased to report that return on invested capital increased year over year for the second straight quarter.”
1 A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures, including sales, gross profit, operating income, net income attributable to shareholders, and net income per share, to GAAP financial measures is presented in the reconciliation tables included herein.
FOURTH-QUARTER 2020 OUTLOOK
- Consolidated sales of $7.45 billion to $8.05 billion, with global components sales of $5.1 billion to $5.4 billion, and global enterprise computing solutions sales of $2.35 billion to $2.65 billion
- Net income per share on a diluted basis of $2.42 to $2.58, and non-GAAP net income per share on a diluted basis1 of $2.57 to $2.73
- Average tax rate of approximately 23.5 percent compared to the long-term range of 23 to 25 percent
- Average diluted shares outstanding of 77 million
- Interest expense of approximately $33 million
- Expecting average USD-to-Euro exchange rate of $1.16 to €1; changes in foreign currencies to increase sales by approximately $110 million, and earnings per share on a diluted basis by $.07 compared to the fourth quarter of 2019
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