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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. Announces First Quarter 2016 Results
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• First quarter 2016 Net revenue was $796.5 million.

• First quarter 2016 Net income was $60.6 million, or $0.35 per diluted share.

• First quarter 2016 Adjusted net income1 was $113.2 million, or $0.66 per diluted share.

ALMELO, the Netherlands, April 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) (the “Company”) announces results of its operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Highlights of the Three Months ended March 31, 2016

Net revenue for the first quarter 2016 was $796.5 million, an increase of $45.9 million, or 6.1%, from $750.7 million for the first quarter 2015. Net income for the first quarter 2016 was $60.6 million, or $0.35 per diluted share. This compares to Net income for the first quarter 2015 of $35.4 million, or $0.21 per diluted share. Adjusted net income1 for the first quarter 2016 was $113.2 million which was 14.2% of Net revenue, or $0.66 per diluted share. This was an increase of 2.1% compared to Adjusted net income1 for the first quarter 2015 of $110.9 million which was 14.8% of Net revenue, or $0.65 per diluted share. Integration charges related to acquisitions were $3.5 million for the first quarter of 2016.

"Sensata delivered solid financial performance in the first quarter with Adjusted EPS up 8% year over year on a constant currency basis. This was in line with our expectations," said Martha Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Sensata remains on track for margin expansion through organic activities and successful acquisition integration. We are also very excited about our strategic partnership with Quanergy in LiDAR sensing, a key enabling technology for autonomous driving."

The Company spent $61.6 million, or 7.7% of Net revenue, on research, development and engineering related costs in the first quarter of 2016 to fund growth initiatives. These costs reside in both the Cost of revenue and the Research and development lines of the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

The Company’s ending cash balance at March 31, 2016 was $348.0 million. During the first three months of 2016, the Company generated cash of $136.2 million from operations, used cash of $87.6 million in investing activities and used cash of $42.9 million in financing activities.

The Company recorded a provision for income taxes of $16.2 million for the first quarter 2016. Approximately $10.4 million of the provision, or 6.4% of Adjusted EBIT, related to taxes that are payable in cash and approximately $5.8 million related to deferred and other income tax expense.

The Company’s total indebtedness at March 31, 2016 was $3.6 billion, a reduction of $40.0 million from December 31, 2015 as a result of debt repayment. The Company’s Net debt1 was $3.3 billion, resulting in a Net leverage ratio1 of 4.5x as of March 31, 2016.

Segment Performance

    Three months ended
$ in 000s   March 31, 2016   March 31, 2015
Performance Sensing net revenue   $ 597,175     $ 591,252  
Performance Sensing profit from operations   145,787     143,872  
% of Performance Sensing net revenue   24.4 %   24.3 %
         
Sensing Solutions net revenue   $ 199,374     $ 159,433  
Sensing Solutions profit from operations   63,248     49,218  
% of Sensing Solutions net revenue   31.7 %   30.9 %


Guidance

The Company anticipates Net revenue of $800 to $840 million for the second quarter 2016 as compared to second quarter 2015 Net revenue of $770 million. In addition, the Company expects Adjusted net income1 of $117 to $127 million, or $0.68 to $0.74 per diluted share for the second quarter 2016, as compared to $0.73 during the second quarter 2015. This guidance assumes a diluted share count of 171.6 million for the second quarter 2016.

For the full year 2016, the Company anticipates net revenue of $3.140 to $3.280 billion which, at the midpoint, represents growth of 7.9% compared to the full year 2015 net revenue of $2.975 billion. In addition, the Company expects Adjusted net income2 of $470 million to $515 million, or $2.74 to $3.00 per diluted share for the full year 2016. At the midpoint, this represents 4.4% growth compared to full year 2015 Adjusted net income2 per diluted share of $2.75. This guidance assumes a diluted share count of 171.7 million for the full year 2016.

Company Earnings Conference Call

The Company will conduct a conference call today at 8:00 AM eastern time to discuss the financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2016. The toll-free dial-in number is 877-486-0682 and the Conference ID is 90651216. A live webcast and a replay of the conference call will also be available on the investor relations page of the Company’s website at http://investors.sensata.com.

1Net debt represents total indebtedness (including Capital lease and other financing obligations but excluding discounts and deferred financing costs) less Cash and cash equivalents.  The Net leverage ratio represents Net debt divided by Adjusted EBITDA for the last twelve months. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as Adjusted net income excluding cash interest expense, cash tax expense, depreciation expense (excluding step-up depreciation expense related to acquisitions) and amortization expense (excluding amortization expense on acquisition related intangibles).

2See Non-GAAP Measures for discussion of Adjusted net income which includes a reconciliation of this measure to Net income.

About Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. is one of the world’s leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions with operations and business centers in fourteen countries.  Sensata’s products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications. For more information, please visit Sensata’s website at www.sensata.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This earnings release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements relate to analyses and other information, which are based on forecasts of future results and estimates of amounts not yet determinable, and our future prospects, developments, and business strategies. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, our anticipated results for the second quarter and full year 2016. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause these differences include, but are not limited to, risks associated with: adverse conditions in the automotive industry; competitive pressures that could require us to lower prices or could result in reduced demand for our products; integration of acquired companies, including CST and Schrader; the assumption of known and unknown liabilities in the acquisition of CST and Schrader; risks associated with our non-US operations and international business; litigation and disputes involving us, including the extent of intellectual property, product liability, warranty, and recall claims asserted against us; risks associated with our historical and future tax positions; risks associated with labor disruptions or increased labor costs; risks associated with our substantial indebtedness; and risks associated with breaches and other disruptions to our information technology infrastructure. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak to results only as of the date the statements were made; and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether to reflect any future events or circumstances or otherwise. For a discussion of potential risks and uncertainties, please refer to the risk factors listed in our SEC filings.  Copies of our filings are available from our Investor Relations department or from the SEC website, www.sec.gov.

SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
         
(In 000s, except per share amounts)        
    For the three months ended
    March 31,
2016
  March 31,
2015
Net revenue   $ 796,549     $ 750,685  
Operating costs and expenses:        
Cost of revenue   528,378     506,633  
Research and development   31,351     30,736  
Selling, general and administrative   71,931     64,396  
Amortization of intangible assets   50,447     45,809  
Restructuring and special charges   855     720  
Total operating costs and expenses   682,962     648,294  
Profit from operations   113,587     102,391  
Interest expense, net   (42,268 )   (34,761 )
Other, net   5,488     (21,757 )
Income before taxes   76,807     45,873  
Provision for income taxes   16,195     10,518  
Net income   $ 60,612     $ 35,355  
         
Net income per share:        
Basic   $ 0.36     $ 0.21  
Diluted   $ 0.35     $ 0.21  
         
Weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding:    
Basic   170,404     169,487  
Diluted   171,257     171,262  


SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(Unaudited)
($ in 000s)        
    For the three months ended
    March 31,
2016
  March 31,
2015
Net income   $ 60,612     $ 35,355  
Other comprehensive (loss)/income, net of tax:        
Deferred (loss)/gain on derivative instruments, net of reclassifications   (16,703 )   21,504  
Defined benefit and retiree healthcare plans   208     (389 )
Other comprehensive (loss)/income   (16,495 )   21,115  
Comprehensive income   $ 44,117     $ 56,470  


SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
 
($ in 000s)        
    March 31,
2016
  December 31,
2015
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 347,987     $ 342,263  
Accounts receivable, net of allowances   525,684     467,567  
Inventories   344,251     358,701  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   113,314     109,392  
Total current assets   1,331,236     1,277,923  
Property, plant and equipment, net   699,298     694,155  
Goodwill   3,014,927     3,019,743  
Other intangible assets, net   1,217,720     1,262,572  
Deferred income tax assets   31,840     26,417  
Other assets   66,254     18,100  
Total assets   $ 6,361,275     $ 6,298,910  
         
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity        
Current liabilities:        
Current portion of long-term debt, capital lease and other financing obligations   $ 263,898     $ 300,439  
Accounts payable   323,214     290,779  
Income taxes payable   18,279     21,968  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   271,498     251,989  
Total current liabilities   876,889     865,175  
Deferred income tax liabilities   395,935     390,490  
Pension and post-retirement benefit obligations   35,414     34,314  
Capital lease and other financing obligations, less current portion   35,282     36,219  
Long-term debt, net of discount and deferred financing costs, less current portion   3,263,693     3,264,333  
Other long-term liabilities   37,773     39,803  
Total liabilities   4,644,986     4,630,334  
Total shareholders’ equity   1,716,289     1,668,576  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 6,361,275     $ 6,298,910  


SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
 
($ in 000s)   For the three months ended
    March 31,
2016
  March 31,
2015
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net income   $ 60,612     $ 35,355  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation   25,999     21,842  
Amortization of deferred financing costs and discounts   1,844     1,653  
Currency remeasurement loss/(gain) on debt   128     (570 )
Share-based compensation   3,516     3,187  
Loss on debt financing       19,564  
Amortization of inventory step-up to fair value   2,319      
Amortization of intangible assets   50,447     45,809  
Deferred income taxes   5,547     1,357  
Unrealized (gain)/loss on hedges and other non-cash items   (3,974 )   879  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions   (10,236 )   (25,966 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   136,202     103,110  
         
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Acquisition of CST, net of cash received   (3,360 )    
Acquisition of Schrader, net of cash received       (958 )
Other acquisitions, net of cash received       3,881  
Additions to property, plant and equipment and capitalized software   (34,235 )   (37,878 )
Investment in equity securities   (50,000 )    
Net cash used in investing activities   (87,595 )   (34,955 )
         
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Proceeds from exercise of stock options and issuance of ordinary shares   128     4,902  
Proceeds from issuance of debt       700,000  
Payments on debt   (40,308 )   (768,568 )
Payments to repurchase ordinary shares   (2,494 )    
Payments of debt issuance costs   (209 )   (20,237 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (42,883 )   (83,903 )
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   5,724     (15,748 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   342,263     211,329  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 347,987     $ 195,581  


Net Revenue by Business, Geography and End Market
 
 
(% of total net revenue)   Three months ended March 31,
    2016   2015
Performance Sensing   75.0 %   78.8 %
Sensing Solutions   25.0 %   21.2 %
Total   100.0 %   100.0 %


(% of total net revenue)   Three months ended March 31,
    2016   2015
Americas   43.5 %   40.8 %
Europe   33.4 %   33.2 %
Asia   23.1 %   26.0 %
Total   100.0 %   100.0 %


(% of total net revenue)   Three months ended 
March 31,
    2016   2015
European automotive   25.5 %   27.7 %
North American automotive   19.9 %   21.2 %
Asian automotive   16.1 %   17.2 %
Rest of world automotive   0.2 %   1.0 %
Heavy vehicle off-road   14.7 %   12.7 %
Appliance and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning   5.7 %   6.1 %
Industrial   10.1 %   6.0 %
All other   7.8 %   8.1 %
Total   100.0 %   100.0 %


Non-GAAP Measures

Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company defines Adjusted net income as follows: net income before certain restructuring and special charges, costs associated with financing and other transactions, deferred (gain)/loss on other hedges, depreciation and amortization expense related to the step-up in fair value of fixed and intangible assets and inventory, deferred income tax and other tax expense, amortization of deferred financing costs, and other costs. The Company believes Adjusted net income provides investors with helpful information with respect to the Company’s operating performance, and management uses Adjusted net income to evaluate its ongoing operations and for internal planning and forecasting purposes. Adjusted net income is not a measure of liquidity. See the tables below which reconcile Net income to Adjusted net income and projected GAAP earnings per share to projected Adjusted net income per share.

The following unaudited table reconciles the Company’s Net income to Adjusted net income for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015.

(In 000s, except per share amounts)   Three months ended March 31,
    2016   2015
Net income   $ 60,612     $ 35,355  
Restructuring and special charges   3,639     1,156  
Financing and other transaction costs   781     19,822  
Deferred (gain)/loss on other hedges   (13,273 )   4,038  
Depreciation and amortization expense related to the step-up in fair value of fixed and intangible assets and inventory   53,866     47,346  
Deferred income tax and other tax expense   5,757     1,486  
Amortization of deferred financing costs   1,844     1,653  
Total adjustments   $ 52,614     $ 75,501  
Adjusted net income   $ 113,226     $ 110,856  
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding used in Adjusted net income per share calculation   171,257     171,262  
Adjusted net income per diluted share   $ 0.66     $ 0.65  


The Company’s definition of Adjusted net income includes the current tax expense/(benefit) that will be payable/(realized) on the Company’s income tax return and excludes deferred income tax and other tax expense/(benefit). As the Company treats deferred income tax and other tax expense/(benefit) as an adjustment to compute Adjusted net income, the deferred income tax effect associated with the reconciling items would not change Adjusted net income for any period presented. The theoretical current income tax expense/(benefit) associated with the reconciling items above would be as follows: Depreciation and amortization expense related to the step-up in fair value of fixed and intangible assets and inventory: $0.0 million and $0.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively; and Restructuring and special charges: $0.1 million and $0.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

The following unaudited table identifies where in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations the adjustments to reconcile Net income to Adjusted net income were recorded for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015.

($ in 000s)   Three months ended
March 31,
    2016   2015
Cost of revenue   $ 3,373     $ 9,205  
Selling, general and administrative   1,645     258  
Amortization of intangible assets   49,068     44,616  
Restructuring and special charges   800     98  
Interest expense, net   1,844     1,653  
Other, net   (9,873 )   18,185  
Provision for income taxes   5,757     1,486  
Total adjustments   $ 52,614     $ 75,501  


The following unaudited table reconciles the Company’s projected GAAP earnings per share to projected Adjusted net income per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and full year ended December 31, 2016. The amounts in the table below have been calculated based on unrounded numbers. Accordingly, certain amounts may not add due to the effect of rounding.

    Three months ended
June 30, 2016
  Full year ended
December 31, 2016
    Low End   High End   Low End   High End
                 
Projected GAAP earnings per diluted share   $ 0.30     $ 0.36     $ 1.31     $ 1.57  
Restructuring and special charges   0.01     0.01     0.03     0.03  
Financing and other transaction costs           0.01     0.01  
Deferred (gain)/loss on other hedges           (0.08 )   (0.08 )
Depreciation and amortization expense related to the step-up in fair value of fixed and intangible assets and inventory   0.30     0.30     1.21     1.21  
Deferred income tax and other tax expense/(benefit)   0.06     0.06     0.21     0.21  
Amortization of deferred financing costs   0.01     0.01     0.05     0.05  
Projected Adjusted net income per diluted share   $ 0.68     $ 0.74     $ 2.74     $ 3.00  
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding used in Adjusted net income per share calculation (in 000s)   171,600     171,600     171,700     171,700  


SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.

Notes to unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income, Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income, Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows do not include all of the information and note disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements. This information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015. U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements. Estimates used may change as new events occur or additional information is obtained. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Contacts:
Investors:
Jacob Sayer
(508) 236-3800
investors@sensata.com

News Media:
Alexia Taxiarchos
(508) 236-1761
ataxiarchos@sensata.com

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