Sensata Technologies Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Jul 26, 2016

ALMELO, the Netherlands, July 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) today announced financial results for its second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2016.

Revenue for the second quarter 2016 was $827.5 million, an increase of $57.1 million, or 7.4%, from $770.4 million for the second quarter of 2015. Excluding an 8.5 percent positive effect from acquisitions, net of exited businesses, and a 1.2 percent negative effect from changes in foreign exchange rates, Sensata reported flat organic revenue growth in the second quarter of 2016.

Net income for the second quarter 2016 was $65.5 million, which was 7.9% of revenue, or $0.38 per diluted share. This compares to net income for the second quarter 2015 of $40.9 million, which was 5.3% of revenue or $0.24 per diluted share. Adjusted net income for the second quarter 2016 was $124.3 million which was 15.0% of revenue or $0.73 per diluted share. This compares to adjusted net income of $124.6 million which was 16.2% of revenue, or $0.73 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2015. 

On a sequential basis, Sensata's adjusted net income margin of 15.0% for the second quarter increased by 80 basis points compared to an adjusted net income margin of 14.2% in the first quarter of 2016.   A definition of non-GAAP measures and a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures is provided in the financial tables accompanying this press release.

Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $1,624.1 million, an increase of $103.0 million, or 6.8% from $1,521.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015. Excluding an 8.7 percent positive effect from acquisitions, net of exited businesses, and a 1.6 percent negative effect from changes in foreign exchange rates, Sensata reported flat organic revenue growth in the first six months of 2016.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $126.1 million, which was 7.8% of revenue, or $0.74 per diluted share. This compares to net income for the six months ended June 30, 2015 of $76.3 million, which was 5.0% of revenue, or $0.44 per diluted share. Adjusted net income for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $237.5 million which was 14.6% of revenue, or $1.39 per diluted share.  This was an increase of 0.9% compared to adjusted net income for the six months ended June 30, 2015 of $235.4 million which was 15.5% of revenue, or $1.37 per diluted share.

"Sensata delivered steady sequential margin expansion and earnings growth in the face of currency headwinds and a challenging market," said Martha Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We also generated strong cash flow, which enabled us to further pay down our revolver debt and improve our leverage position.  As we look ahead to the remainder of the year, we believe we can continue to improve our margins and further strengthen our balance sheet."

Sensata's ending cash balance at June 30, 2016 was $309.1 million. During the first six months of 2016, the Company generated operating cash flow of $246.6 million and free cash flow of $182.2 million. The Company's total gross indebtedness at June 30, 2016 was $3.5 billion, a reduction of $168.1 million from December 31, 2015 as a result of debt repayment.

 
Segment Performance
 
    Three months ended Six months ended
$ in 000s   June 30,
2016
  June 30,
2015
June 30,
2016
  June 30,
2015
Performance Sensing net revenue   $ 615,570     $ 606,353   $ 1,212,745     $ 1,197,605  
Performance Sensing profit from operations   152,525     153,008   298,312     296,880  
% of Performance Sensing revenue   24.8%     25.2%   24.6%     24.8%  
               
Sensing Solutions net revenue   $ 211,975     $ 164,092   $ 411,349     $ 323,525  
Sensing Solutions profit from operations   68,175     52,117   131,423     101,335  
% of Sensing Solutions revenue   32.2%     31.8%   31.9%     31.3%  

Performance Sensing's profit from operations as a percentage of revenue totaled 24.8 percent in the second quarter of 2016.  The impact of changes in foreign exchange rates and the CST acquisition lowered Performance Sensing's profit from operations as a percentage of revenue by 120 basis points in the second quarter of 2016.  Sensing Solution's profit from operations as a percentage of revenue totaled 32.2 percent in the second quarter of 2016.  The impact of changes in foreign exchange rates and the CST acquisition lowered Sensing Solution's profit from operations as a percentage of revenue by 80 basis points in the second quarter of 2016.

Guidance

Sensata anticipates net revenue of $770 to $810 million for the third quarter 2016 as compared to third quarter 2015 net revenue of $727 million. In addition, the Company expects adjusted earnings per share for the third quarter 2016 to be between $0.70 and $0.76. This guidance assumes a diluted share count of 171.6 million for the third quarter 2016.

For the full year 2016, the Company anticipates net revenue of $3.17 to $3.25 billion which, at the midpoint, represents growth of 7.9% compared to the full year 2015 net revenue of $2.98 billion. In addition, the Company expects adjusted net income of $480 million to $505 million, or $2.80 to $2.94 per diluted share for the full year 2016. At the midpoint, this represents 4% growth compared to full year 2015 adjusted net income per diluted share of $2.75. This guidance assumes a diluted share count of 171.5 million for the full year 2016.

Conference Call & Webcast

The Company will conduct a conference call today at 8:00 AM eastern time to discuss the financial results and its outlook for the remainder of the year.  The dial-in numbers for the call are 1-877-486-0682 (toll-free) or +1-706-634-5536 (international) and the Conference ID is 43137786. 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

Sensata Technologies 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.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The non-GAAP financial measures referenced by Sensata in this press release are organic revenue growth; adjusted net income; adjusted net income margin; adjusted earnings per diluted share; and free cash flow.  Organic revenue growth is defined as the percentage change in net revenue calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP, excluding the impact of acquisitions, exited businesses, and the effects of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. 

Adjusted net income is defined as net income excluding certain non-GAAP adjustments which are described in the accompanying reconciliation tables.  Adjusted net income margin is calculated by dividing adjusted net income by net revenue.  Adjusted earnings per share is calculated by dividing adjusted net income by the number of diluted weighted average ordinary shares outstanding in the period.  We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less additions to property, plant, and equipment and capitalized software.

There are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures as they are not prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. We believe that the non-GAAP financial measures provide useful and supplementary information to investors regarding our quarterly and annual performance.  We regularly use non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage, and evaluate our business results and make operating decisions.  We also measure our employees and compensate them, in part, based on such non-GAAP measures.  For the same reasons, we also use this information for our forecasting activities.

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 third 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   For the six months ended
    June 30, 2016   June 30, 2015   June 30, 2016   June 30, 2015
Net revenue   $ 827,545     $ 770,445     $ 1,624,094     $ 1,521,130  
Operating costs and expenses:                
Cost of revenue   537,441     517,875     1,065,819     1,024,508  
Research and development   32,288     31,242     63,639     61,978  
Selling, general and administrative   77,660     73,008     149,591     137,404  
Amortization of intangible assets   50,563     45,075     101,010     90,884  
Restructuring and special charges   1,475     10,089     2,330     10,809  
Total operating costs and expenses   699,427     677,289     1,382,389     1,325,583  
Profit from operations   128,118     93,156     241,705     195,547  
Interest expense, net   (41,757)     (31,562)     (84,025)     (66,323)  
Other, net   130     (12,085)     5,618     (33,842)  
Income before taxes   86,491     49,509     163,298     95,382  
Provision for income taxes   20,981     8,609     37,176     19,127  
Net income   $ 65,510     $ 40,900     $ 126,122     $ 76,255  
                 
Net income per share:                
Basic   $ 0.38     $ 0.24     $ 0.74     $ 0.45  
Diluted   $ 0.38     $ 0.24     $ 0.74     $ 0.44  
                 
Weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding:            
Basic   170,723     170,007     170,563     169,747  
Diluted   171,343     171,667     171,299     171,464  

 

 
SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(Unaudited)
 
($ in 000s)                
    For the three months
ended
  For the six months
ended
    June 30,
2016
  June 30,
2015
  June 30,
2016
  June 30,
2015
Net income   $ 65,510     $ 40,900     $ 126,122     $ 76,255  
Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax:                
Deferred gain/(loss) on derivative instruments, net of reclassifications   178     (17,132)     (16,525)     4,372  
Defined benefit and retiree healthcare plans   59     407     267     18  
Other comprehensive income/(loss)   237     (16,725 )   (16,258 )   4,390  
Comprehensive income   $ 65,747     $ 24,175     $ 109,864     $ 80,645  

 

 
SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
 
($ in 000s)        
    June 30,
2016
  December 31,
2015
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 309,120     $ 342,263  
Accounts receivable, net of allowances   535,488     467,567  
Inventories   346,120     358,701  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   105,593     109,392  
Total current assets   1,296,321     1,277,923  
Property, plant and equipment, net   709,260     694,155  
Goodwill   3,013,693     3,019,743  
Other intangible assets, net   1,168,301     1,262,572  
Deferred income tax assets   32,034     26,417  
Other assets   69,312     18,100  
Total assets   $ 6,288,921     $ 6,298,910  
         
Liabilities and shareholders' equity        
Current liabilities:        
Current portion of long-term debt, capital lease and other financing obligations   $ 139,203     $ 300,439  
Accounts payable   323,062     290,779  
Income taxes payable   19,137     21,968  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   247,867     251,989  
Total current liabilities   729,269     865,175  
Deferred income tax liabilities   405,344     390,490  
Pension and other post-retirement benefit obligations   33,966     34,314  
Capital lease and other financing obligations, less current portion   34,341     36,219  
Long-term debt, net of discount and deferred financing costs, less current portion   3,263,061     3,264,333  
Other long-term liabilities   34,981     39,803  
Total liabilities   4,500,962     4,630,334  
Total shareholders' equity   1,787,959     1,668,576  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 6,288,921     $ 6,298,910  

 

 
SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
 
($ in 000s)   For the six months ended
    June 30,
2016
  June 30,
2015
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net income   $ 126,122     $ 76,255  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation   51,345     48,808  
Amortization of deferred financing costs and original issue discounts   3,678     3,231  
Currency remeasurement gain on debt   (39)     (654)  
Share-based compensation   8,522     7,581  
Loss on debt financing       25,538  
Amortization of inventory step-up to fair value   2,319      
Amortization of intangible assets   101,010     90,884  
Deferred income taxes   15,599     6,844  
Unrealized (gain)/loss on hedges and other non-cash items   (2,004)     2,335  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions   (59,921)     (48,623)  
Net cash provided by operating activities   246,631     212,199  
         
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Acquisition of CST, net of cash received   4,688      
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   (64,466)     (86,801)  
Investment in equity securities   (50,000)      
Proceeds from the sale of assets   650      
Net cash used in investing activities   (109,128)     (83,878)  
         
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Proceeds from exercise of stock options and issuance of ordinary shares   3,067     13,266  
Proceeds from issuance of debt       1,795,120  
Payments on debt   (168,679)     (1,892,263)  
Payments to repurchase ordinary shares   (4,516)     (50)  
Payments of debt issuance costs   (518)     (28,928)  
Net cash used in financing activities   (170,646)     (112,855)  
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   (33,143)     15,466  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   342,263     211,329  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 309,120     $ 226,795  

 

 
Net Revenue by Business, Geography and End Market
 
(% of total net revenue)   Three months ended
June 30,
  Six months ended
June 30,
    2016   2015   2016   2015
Performance Sensing   74.4%     78.7%     74.7%     78.7%  
Sensing Solutions   25.6%     21.3%     25.3%     21.3%  
Total   100.0%     100.0%     100.0%     100.0%  

 

 
(% of total net revenue)   Three months ended
June 30,
  Six months ended
June 30,
    2016   2015   2016   2015
Americas   42.8%     41.2%     43.2%     41.0%  
Europe   33.0%     33.1%     33.2%     33.1%  
Asia   24.2%     25.7%     23.6%     25.9%  
Total   100.0%     100.0%     100.0%     100.0%  

 

 
(% of total net revenue)1   Three months ended
June 30,
  Six months ended
June 30,
    2016   2015   2016   2015
European automotive   25.5%     28.4%     25.5%     28.2%  
North American automotive   20.0%     21.3%     20.0%     21.2%  
Asian automotive   16.8%     17.3%     16.5%     17.3%  
Rest of world automotive   0.2%     0.9%     0.2%     0.9%  
Heavy vehicle off-road   13.6%     12.6%     14.1%     12.8%  
Appliance and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning   5.7%     6.2%     5.7%     6.2%  
Industrial   9.0%     5.4%     9.5%     5.4%  
All other   9.2%     7.9%     8.5%     8.0%  
Total   100.0%     100.0%     100.0%     100.0%  


1
Reclassification of certain acquired product lines has led to retrospective adjustments of certain end-market percentages.  Revenues have shifted from Industrial into the European, North American and Asian automotive end markets.

The following unaudited table reconciles the Company's net income to adjusted net income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015.

(In 000s, except per share amounts)   Three months ended
June 30,
  Six months ended
June 30,
    2016   2015   2016   2015
Net income   $ 65,510     $ 40,900     $ 126,122     $ 76,255  
Restructuring and special charges   3,161     22,023     6,800     23,179  
Financing and other transaction costs   275     5,974     1,056     25,796  
Deferred (gain)/loss on other hedges   (8,294)     2,424     (21,567)     6,462  
Depreciation and amortization expense related to the step-up in fair value of fixed and intangible assets and inventory   51,891     46,308     105,757     93,654  
Deferred income tax and other tax expense   9,942     5,368     15,699     6,854  
Amortization of deferred financing costs   1,834     1,578     3,678     3,231  
Total adjustments   $ 58,809     $ 83,675     $ 111,423     $ 159,176  
Adjusted net income   $ 124,319     $ 124,575     $ 237,545     $ 235,431  
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding   171,343     171,667     171,299     171,464  
Adjusted net income per diluted share   $ 0.73     $ 0.73     $ 1.39     $ 1.37  

The Company's definition of adjusted net income excludes the deferred provision for/(benefit from) income taxes and other tax expense/(benefit). The Company's deferred provision for/(benefit from) income taxes includes adjustments in book-to-tax basis differences primarily related to the step-up in fair value of fixed and intangible assets and goodwill, utilization of net operating losses and adjustments to our U.S. valuation allowance in connection with certain acquisitions.  Other tax expense/(benefit) includes certain adjustments to unrecognized tax positions.

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, above, would not change adjusted net income for any period presented.

The current income tax (benefit)/expense associated with the reconciling items above, which is included in adjusted net income, 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 $(0.2) million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and ($0.1) million and ($0.3) million for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively; and Restructuring and special charges: ($0.3) million and ($1.0) million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and ($0.3) million and ($1.1) million for the six months ended June 30, 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 and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015.

($ in 000s)   Three months ended
June 30,
Six months ended
June 30,
    2016   2015 2016   2015
Cost of revenue   $ 3,551     $ 14,121   $ 6,924     $ 23,326  
Selling, general and administrative   1,075     5,644   2,720     5,902  
Amortization of intangible assets   49,130     43,719   98,198     88,335  
Restructuring and special charges   904     9,847   1,704     9,945  
Interest expense, net   1,834     1,578   3,678     3,231  
Other, net   (7,627)     8,398   (17,500)     26,583  
Provision for income taxes   9,942     368   15,699     1,854  
Total adjustments   $ 58,809     $ 83,675   $ 111,423     $ 159,176  

The following unaudited table reconciles the Company's net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow.

($ in 000s)   Three months ended
June 30,
Six months ended
June 30,
    2016   2015 2016   2015
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 110,429       $ 109,089     $ 246,631       $ 212,199    
Additions to property, plant and equipment and capitalized software     (30,231)         (48,923)       (64,466)         (86,801)    
Free cash flow   $ 80,198       $ 60,166     $ 182,165       $ 125,398    

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 September 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
September 30, 2016
  Full year ended
December 31, 2016
    Low End   High End   Low End   High End
                 
Projected GAAP earnings per diluted share   $ 0.32     $ 0.37     $ 1.41     $ 1.54  
Restructuring and special charges   0.01     0.02     0.05     0.06  
Financing and other transaction costs           0.01     0.01  
Deferred (gain)/loss on other hedges           (0.13)     (0.13)  
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     0.04     0.04  
Projected Adjusted net income per diluted share   $ 0.70     $ 0.76     $ 2.80     $ 2.94  
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding   171,600     171,600     171,500     171,500  

 

Contacts: Investors: Joshua Young (508) 236-2196 Jyoung2@sensata.com News Media: Alexia Taxiarchos (508) 236-1761 ataxiarchos@sensata.com 

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