Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. Announces First Quarter 2015 Results

Apr 28, 2015
- First quarter 2015 Net revenue was $750.7 million.
- First quarter 2015 Net income was $35.4 million, or $0.21 per diluted share.
- First quarter 2015 Adjusted net income(1) was $110.9 million, or $0.65 per diluted share.

ALMELO, Netherlands, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE: ST) (the "Company") announces results of its operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

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Highlights of the First Quarter ended March 31, 2015

Net revenue for the first quarter 2015 was $750.7 million, an increase of $199.1 million, or 36.1%, from $551.6 million for the first quarter 2014. Net income for the first quarter 2015 was $35.4 million, or $0.21 per diluted share. This compares to Net income for the first quarter 2014 of $68.4 million, or $0.39 per diluted share. Adjusted net income1 for the first quarter 2015 was $110.9 million which was 14.8% of Net revenue, or $0.65 per diluted share.  This was an increase of 13.1% compared to Adjusted net income1 for the first quarter 2014 of $98.1 million which was 17.8% of Net revenue, or $0.56 per diluted share.  Integration charges related to acquisitions were $3.6 million for the first quarter of 2015.

"We are pleased with our results for the first quarter with Net revenue and Adjusted net income in line with our expectations," said Martha Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Despite increased foreign exchange headwinds, we remain on-track for 2015 to be a year of strong double-digit growth."

The Company spent $58.1 million, or 7.7% of Net revenue, on research, development and engineering related costs in the first quarter of 2015 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, 2015 was $195.6 million.  During the first quarter of 2015, the Company generated cash of $103.1 million from operations, used cash of $35.0 million in investing activities and used cash of $83.9 million in financing activities.

The Company recorded a provision for income taxes of $10.5 million for the first quarter 2015.  Approximately $9.0 million of the provision, or 5.9% of Adjusted EBIT, related to taxes that are payable in cash and approximately $1.5 million related to deferred and other income tax expense.

The Company's total indebtedness at March 31, 2015 was $2.8 billion.  The Company's Net debt2 was $2.6 billion, resulting in a Net leverage ratio2 of 4.1x as of March 31, 2015.  In connection with the Company's refinancing of its 6.5% Senior Notes due 2019, the last $79.1 million of these notes has been classified as short-term debt and notice has been given for these to be called on April 29, 2015.

 

Segment Performance



Three months ended

$ in 000s


March 31,
2015


March 31,
2014

Performance Sensing net revenue


$

591,252



$

394,626


Performance Sensing profit from operations


143,872



109,344


% of Performance Sensing net revenue


24.3

%


27.7

%






Sensing Solutions net revenue


$

159,433



$

156,968


Sensing Solutions profit from operations


49,218



48,023


% of Sensing Solutions net revenue


30.9

%


30.6

%

 

Guidance

The Company anticipates Net revenue of $755 to $795 million for the second quarter 2015 which, at the midpoint, is 35% higher than second quarter 2014 Net revenue of $575.9 million.  The Company further anticipates Adjusted EBITDA3 of $180 to $192 million for the second quarter 2015.  In addition, the Company expects Adjusted net income1 of $119 to $129 million, or $0.69 to $0.75 per diluted share for the second quarter 2015.  This guidance assumes a diluted share count of 171.5 million for the second quarter 2015.

For the full year 2015, the Company continues to anticipate Net revenue of $2.985 to $3.145 billion which, at the midpoint, is 27.2% higher than the full year 2014 net revenue of $2.41 billion.  The Company further anticipates Adjusted EBITDA3 of $725 to $775 million for the full year 2015.  In addition, the Company expects Adjusted net income1 of $481 to $521 million, or $2.80 to $3.04 per diluted share for the full year 2015.  At the midpoint, this represents 22.7% growth compared to full year 2014 Adjusted net income1 per diluted share of $2.38.  This guidance assumes a diluted share count of 171.7 million for the full year 2015.

1See Non-GAAP Measures for discussion of Adjusted net income which includes a reconciliation of this measure to Net income.

2Net debt represents total indebtedness including Capital lease and other financing obligations, less Cash and cash equivalents.  The Net leverage ratio represents Net debt divided by Adjusted EBITDA for the last twelve months.

3The 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).

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, 2015.  The U.S. dial in number is 877-486-0682 and the non-U.S. dial in number is 706-634-5536.  The passcode is 20302336.  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.

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 sixteen 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 the Company's future prospects, developments and business.  Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the Company's anticipated results for the second quarter and full year 2015.  Such statements involve risks or 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 developments in the automotive industry; competitive pressures that could require the Company to lower prices or result in reduced demand for the Company's products; integration of acquired companies, including Schrader; the assumption of known and unknown liabilities in the acquisition of Schrader; risks associated with the Company's non-US operations and international business; litigation and disputes involving the Company, including the extent of intellectual property, product liability, and warranty claims asserted against the Company; risks associated with the Company's historical and future tax positions; risks related to labor disruptions or costs; and risks associated with the Company's substantial indebtedness.  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 the Company undertakes 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 the Company's SEC filings.  Copies of the Company's filings are available from its Investor Relations department or from the SEC website, www.sec.gov.

 

Contact:






Investors


News Media

Jacob Sayer


Linda Megathlin

(508) 236-3800


(508) 236-1761

investors@sensata.com


lmegathlin@sensata.com

 

 

SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)






(In 000s, except per share amounts)







For the three months ended



March 31,
2015


March 31,
2014

Net revenue


$

750,685



$

551,594


Operating costs and expenses:





Cost of revenue


506,633



357,199


Research and development


30,736



17,664


Selling, general and administrative


64,396



44,672


Amortization of intangible assets


45,809



32,016


Restructuring and special charges


720



865


Total operating costs and expenses


648,294



452,416


Profit from operations


102,391



99,178


Interest expense


(34,880)



(23,512)


Interest income


119



308


Other, net


(21,757)



538


Income before taxes


45,873



76,512


Provision for income taxes


10,518



8,139


Net income


$

35,355



$

68,373







Net income per share:





Basic


$

0.21



$

0.40


Diluted


$

0.21



$

0.39







Weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding:



Basic


169,487



172,085


Diluted


171,262



174,151


 

 

SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(Unaudited)






($ in 000s)







For the three months ended



March 31,
2015


March 31,
2014

Net income


$

35,355



$

68,373


Other comprehensive income, net of tax:





Deferred gain on derivative instruments, net of reclassifications


21,504



2,165


Defined benefit and retiree healthcare plans


(389)



(71)


Other comprehensive income


21,115



2,094


Comprehensive income


$

56,470



$

70,467


 

 

SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)






($ in 000s)







March 31,
2015


December 31,
2014

Assets





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

195,581



$

211,329


Accounts receivable, net of allowances


488,335



444,852


Inventories


346,799



356,364


Deferred income tax assets


14,976



15,301


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


123,375



90,918


Total current assets


1,169,066



1,118,764


Property, plant and equipment, net


608,349



589,484


Goodwill


2,426,221



2,424,795


Other intangible assets, net


867,853



910,774


Deferred income tax assets


8,147



16,750


Deferred financing costs


30,220



29,102


Other assets


30,874



26,940


Total assets


$

5,140,730



$

5,116,609







Liabilities and shareholders' equity





Current liabilities:





Current portion of long-term debt, capital lease and other financing obligations


$

170,031



$

145,979


Accounts payable


305,925



287,800


Income taxes payable


7,323



7,516


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities


235,000



222,781


Deferred income tax liabilities


12,524



13,430


Total current liabilities


730,803



677,506


Deferred income tax liabilities


361,769



362,738


Pension and post-retirement benefit obligations


33,099



35,799


Capital lease and other financing obligations, less current portion


47,154



45,113


Long-term debt, net of discount, less current portion


2,560,799



2,650,744


Other long-term liabilities


39,474



41,817


Total liabilities


3,773,098



3,813,717


Total shareholders' equity


1,367,632



1,302,892


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

5,140,730



$

5,116,609


 

 

SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)


($ in 000s)


For the three months ended



March 31,
2015


March 31,
2014

Cash flows from operating activities:





Net income


$

35,355



$

68,373


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:





Depreciation


21,842



15,603


Amortization of deferred financing costs and discounts


1,653



986


Currency remeasurement gain on debt


(570)



(122)


Share-based compensation


3,187



2,585


Loss on debt financing


19,564




Amortization of inventory step-up to fair value




683


Amortization of intangible assets


45,809



32,016


Deferred income taxes


1,357



4,478


Gains from insurance proceeds




(2,417)


Unrealized loss/(gain) on hedges and other non-cash items


879



(2,790)


Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions


(25,966)



(13,999)


Net cash provided by operating activities


103,110



105,396







Cash flows from investing activities:





Acquisition of Schrader, net of cash received


(958)




Other acquisitions, net of cash received


3,881



(58,281)


Additions to property, plant and equipment and capitalized software


(37,878)



(27,308)


Insurance proceeds




2,417


Net cash used in investing activities


(34,955)



(83,172)







Cash flows from financing activities:





Proceeds from exercise of stock options and issuance of ordinary shares


4,902



7,836


Proceeds from issuance of debt


700,000




Payments on debt


(768,568)



(2,582)


Payments to repurchase ordinary shares




(11,310)


Payments of debt issuance costs


(20,237)




Net cash used in financing activities


(83,903)



(6,056)


Net change in cash and cash equivalents


(15,748)



16,168


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period


211,329



317,896


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$

195,581



$

334,064


 

 

Net Revenue by Business, Geography and End Market

 

(% of total net revenue)


Three months ended March 31,



2015


2014

Performance Sensing


78.8

%


71.5

%

Sensing Solutions


21.2

%


28.5

%

Total


100.0

%


100.0

%



(% of total net revenue)


Three months ended March 31,



2015


2014

Americas


40.8

%


39.2

%

Europe


33.2

%


29.2

%

Asia


26.0

%


31.6

%

Total


100.0

%


100.0

%



(% of total net revenue)


Three months ended March 31,



2015


2014

European automotive


27.7

%


25.0

%

North American automotive


21.2

%


17.2

%

Asian automotive


17.2

%


20.0

%

Rest of world automotive


1.0

%


0.6

%

Heavy vehicle off-road


12.7

%


11.3

%

Appliance and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning


6.1

%


8.9

%

Industrial


6.0

%


7.5

%

All other


8.1

%


9.5

%

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 loss/(gain) 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 performance of the Company's operations, 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, 2015 and 2014.

 

(In 000s, except per share amounts)


Three months ended March 31,



2015


2014

Net income


$

35,355



$

68,373


Restructuring and special charges


1,156



(2,417)


Financing and other transaction costs


19,822



68


Deferred loss/(gain) on other hedges


4,038



(4,194)


Depreciation and amortization expense related to the step-up in fair value of fixed and intangible assets and inventory


47,346



34,622


Deferred income tax and other tax expense


1,486



613


Amortization of deferred financing costs


1,653



986


Total adjustments


$

75,501



$

29,678


Adjusted net income


$

110,856



$

98,051


Weighted average diluted shares outstanding used in Adjusted net income per share calculation


171,262



174,151


Adjusted net income per diluted share


$

0.65



$

0.56


 

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:  $0.1 million and $0.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively; Restructuring and special charges:  $0.1 million and $0.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

The following unaudited table identifies where in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations the adjustments to reconcile Net income to Adjusted net income were recorded for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014.

 

($ in 000s)


Three months ended March 31,



2015


2014

Cost of revenue


$

9,205



$

557


Selling, general and administrative


258



68


Amortization of intangible assets


44,616



31,648


Restructuring and special charges


98




Interest expense


1,653



986


Other, net


18,185



(4,194)


Provision for income taxes


1,486



613


Total adjustments


$

75,501



$

29,678


 

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, 2015 and full year ended December 31, 2015.  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, 2015


Full year ended

December 31, 2015



Low End


High End


Low End


High End










Projected GAAP earnings per diluted share


$

0.35



$

0.41



$

1.37



$

1.61


Restructuring and special charges






0.01



0.01


Financing and other transaction costs


0.01



0.01



0.12



0.12


Deferred (gain)/loss on other hedges






0.02



0.02


Depreciation and amortization expense related to the step-up in fair value of fixed and intangible assets and inventory


0.26



0.26



1.07



1.07


Deferred income tax and other tax (benefit)/expense


0.06



0.06



0.18



0.18


Amortization of deferred financing costs


0.01



0.01



0.04



0.04


Projected Adjusted net income per diluted share


$

0.69



$

0.75



$

2.80



$

3.04


Weighted average diluted shares outstanding used in Adjusted net income per share calculation (in 000s)


171,500



171,500



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, 2014.  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.

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