Amphenol Reports Record Third Quarter 2022 Results and Announces Dividend Increase

Third Quarter 2022 Highlights:

  • Record sales of $3.295 billion, up 17% in U.S. dollars and 18% organically compared to the third quarter of 2021
  • Record GAAP and Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.80, up 19% and 23% compared to prior year
  • GAAP and Adjusted Operating Margin of 20.7% and 21.0%
  • Record Operating and Free Cash Flow of $576 million and $457 million
  • Announces acquisition of Integrated Cable Assembly Holdings, Inc. (ICA)
  • Increases quarterly dividend by 5% to $0.21 per share

WALLINGFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH) today reported third quarter 2022 results.

“We are pleased to have closed the third quarter of 2022 with record sales and Adjusted Diluted EPS, both of which exceeded the high end of our guidance,” said Amphenol President and Chief Executive Officer, R. Adam Norwitt. “Sales increased from prior year by a strong 17%, supported by robust growth across virtually all our end markets, as well as contributions from the Company’s acquisition program which were partially offset by the impact of the strengthening U.S. dollar. Despite the many challenges in the world economy, we again realized strong profitability, with Adjusted Operating Margin reaching 21.0% and Adjusted Diluted EPS growing by an impressive 23% from prior year. We are very proud of the Company’s outstanding performance in this challenging and dynamic quarter.”

“During the third quarter, Amphenol continued to deploy its financial strength in a variety of ways to increase shareholder value. To that end, the Company purchased 2.4 million shares of its common stock for $170 million and paid dividends of $119 million, resulting in total capital returned to shareholders of $289 million.”

“We remain focused on expanding our growth opportunities through a deep commitment to developing enabling technologies for customers across our served markets, an ongoing strategy of market and geographic diversification and an active and successful acquisition program. To that end, we are excited to have closed on the acquisition of Integrated Cable Assembly Holdings, Inc. (ICA) in September. With locations across North America and with annual sales of approximately $90 million, ICA manufactures a broad array of cable assemblies for a diversified range of applications, particularly in the industrial market. This acquisition further expands our offering of high-technology, value-added interconnect products in the diversified industrial market, while adding another talented management team to the Amphenol family.”

Increase in Quarterly Dividend

On October 25, 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a 5% increase in the Company’s quarterly dividend, from $0.20 per share to $0.21 per share. The new dividend amount will be paid on January 11, 2023 to shareholders of record as of December 20, 2022.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Outlook

The current economic environment remains uncertain and is increasingly dynamic. Assuming conditions do not meaningfully worsen and assuming constant exchange rates, for the fourth quarter of 2022, Amphenol expects sales to be in the range of $3.090 billion to $3.150 billion. This represents 2% to 4% growth over the fourth quarter of 2021 and includes a 5 percentage point negative currency impact. Adjusted Diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.73 to $0.75, representing 4% to 7% growth over the fourth quarter of 2021. For the full year 2022, we expect sales to be in the range of $12.474 billion to $12.534 billion. This represents 15% growth over 2021 and includes a 3 percentage point negative currency impact. Adjusted Diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $2.95 to $2.97, representing 19% to 20% growth over 2021.

“Despite the ongoing challenges and uncertainties around the world, we are very pleased with the Company’s strong third quarter results,” Mr. Norwitt continued. “The revolution in electronics continues to accelerate, creating exciting and dynamic long-term growth opportunities for Amphenol across each of our diversified end markets. Our ongoing drive to leverage our competitive advantages and create sustained financial strength, as well as our initiatives to expand our product offerings, both organically and through our acquisition program, have created an excellent base for the Company’s future performance. I am confident in the ability of our outstanding entrepreneurial management team to continue to dynamically adjust to changing market conditions, to capitalize on the wide array of growth opportunities that arise in all market cycles and to continue to generate sustainable long-term value for our shareholders and other stakeholders. Most importantly, I remain truly grateful to our team for their extraordinary efforts in navigating the myriad of challenges around the world while continuing to strongly support our customers and drive outstanding operating performance.”

Conference Call and Webcast Details

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter results at 1:00 PM (EDT) on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. The toll-free dial-in number is 888-455-0949; International dial-in number is +1-773-799-3973; Passcode: LAMPO. A replay of the call will be available until 10:59 PM (EST) on Saturday, November 26, 2022. The replay numbers are toll free 800-234-4804; International toll number +1-203-369-3686; Passcode: 7183.

A live broadcast as well as a replay of the call can be accessed through the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at https://investors.amphenol.com.

About Amphenol

Amphenol Corporation is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors and interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor-based products and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable. Amphenol designs, manufactures and assembles its products at facilities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa and sells its products through its own global sales force, independent representatives and a global network of electronics distributors. Amphenol has a diversified presence as a leader in high-growth areas of the interconnect market including: Automotive, Broadband Communications, Commercial Aerospace, Industrial, Information Technology and Data Communications, Military, Mobile Devices and Mobile Networks. For more information, visit www.amphenol.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The financial statements included within this press release are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP” or “U.S. GAAP”). This press release also contains certain non-GAAP financial measures, including Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted Operating Margin, Adjusted Net Income from continuing operations attributable to Amphenol Corporation, Adjusted Effective Tax Rate, Adjusted Diluted EPS (from continuing operations), Organic Sales Growth, and Free Cash Flow (collectively, “non-GAAP financial measures”), which are intended to supplement the reported GAAP results. Management utilizes these non-GAAP financial measures as part of its internal reviews for purposes of monitoring, evaluating and forecasting the Company’s financial performance, communicating operating results to the Company’s Board of Directors and assessing related employee compensation measures. Management believes that such non-GAAP financial measures may be helpful to investors in assessing the Company’s overall financial performance, trends and period-over-period comparative results. Non-GAAP financial measures related to operating income, operating margin, net income from continuing operations attributable to Amphenol Corporation, effective tax rate and diluted EPS (from continuing operations) exclude income and expenses that are not directly related to the Company’s operating performance during the periods presented. Items excluded in the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures in any period may consist of, without limitation, acquisition-related expenses, refinancing-related costs, and certain discrete tax items including but not limited to (i) the excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation and (ii) the impact of significant changes in tax law. All non-GAAP financial measures and their most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures presented within this press release are on a continuing operations basis only and exclude any results associated with discontinued operations. Non-GAAP financial measures related to net sales exclude the impact related to foreign currency exchange and acquisitions. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included at the end of this press release. However, such non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation, as a substitute for or superior to the related U.S. GAAP financial measures. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures are not necessarily the same or comparable to similar measures presented by other companies as such measures may be calculated differently or may exclude different items. The non-GAAP financial measures are defined within the “Supplemental Financial Information” table at the end of this press release and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are based on our management’s assumptions and beliefs about future events or circumstances using information currently available, and as a result, they are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements address events or developments that Amphenol Corporation expects or believes may or will occur in the future. These forward-looking statements, which address the Company’s expected business and financial performance and financial condition, among other matters, may contain words and terms such as: “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “guidance,” “intend,” “look ahead,” “may,” “ongoing,” “optimistic,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” “will” or “would” and other words and terms of similar meaning. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, such as statements about expected earnings, revenues, growth, liquidity, effective tax rate, interest rates or other matters. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in all forward-looking statements, including those we may make regarding fourth quarter and full year 2022 sales and Adjusted Diluted EPS, among other matters, are based upon reasonable assumptions, the expectations may not be attained or there may be material deviation. Readers and investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made.

There are risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements, which include, but are not limited to, the following: political, economic, military and other risks related to operating in countries outside the United States, as well as changes in general economic conditions, geopolitical conditions, U.S. trade policies (including but not limited to sanctions) and other factors beyond the Company’s control; future risks and existing uncertainties associated with adverse public health developments, including epidemics and pandemics such as the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to disrupt our operations including government regulations that inhibit our ability to operate certain of our facilities in the ordinary course, travel restrictions, supplier constraints, supply chain interruptions, logistics challenges and limitations, labor disruptions and reduced demand from certain customers; uncertainties associated with an economic slowdown or recession that could negatively affect the financial condition of our customers and could result in reduced demand; risks associated with our inability to obtain certain raw materials and components in the current challenging supply chain environment, as well as inflationary risks, including the risk that the cost of certain of the Company’s raw materials and components is increasing; negative impacts caused by extreme weather conditions and natural catastrophic events, including those caused by climate change and global warming; risks associated with the improper conduct by any of our employees, customers, suppliers, distributors or any other business partners which could impair our business reputation and financial results and could result in our non-compliance with anti-corruption laws and regulations of the U.S. government and various foreign jurisdictions; changes in exchange rates of the various currencies in which the Company conducts business; the risks associated with the Company’s dependence on attracting, recruiting, hiring and retaining skilled employees, including as part of our various management teams; the Company’s dependence on sales to the communications industry, which markets are dominated by large manufacturers and operators who regularly exert significant pressure on suppliers, including the Company; changes in defense expenditures in the military market, including the impact of reductions or changes in the defense budgets of U.S. and foreign governments; risks and difficulties in trying to compete successfully on the basis of technology innovation, product quality and performance, price, customer service and delivery time; difficulties and unanticipated expenses in connection with purchasing and integrating newly acquired businesses, including the potential for the impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets; events beyond the Company’s control that could lead to an inability to meet its financial and other covenants, which could result in a default under the Company’s revolving credit facility or unsecured term loan credit facility; risks associated with the Company’s inability to access the global capital markets on favorable terms, including as a result of significant deterioration of general economic or capital market conditions, or as a result of a downgrade in the Company’s credit rating; changes in interest rates; cybersecurity threats, including but not limited to malware, phishing, credential harvesting, ransomware and other increasingly sophisticated attacks, that could impair our information technology systems and could disrupt business operations, result in the loss of or inability to access confidential information and critical business, financial or other data, and/or cause the release of highly sensitive confidential information, any of which could adversely impact our reputation and operating results and potentially lead to litigation and/or governmental investigations and fines; government contracting risks that the Company may be subject to, including laws and regulations governing reporting obligations, performance of government contracts and related risks associated with conducting business with the U.S. and other foreign governments or their suppliers (both directly and indirectly); governmental export and import controls that certain of our products may be subject to, including export licensing, customs regulations, economic sanctions and other laws; changes in fiscal and tax policies, audits and examinations by taxing authorities, laws, regulations and guidance in the United States and foreign jurisdictions; any difficulties in protecting the Company’s intellectual property rights; litigation, customer claims, product recalls, governmental investigations, criminal liability or environmental matters including changes to laws and regulations to which the Company may be subject; and incremental costs and other risks that may arise in connection with regulatory efforts to combat the negative effects of climate change. In addition, the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact our business and financial results going forward will be dependent on future developments such as the length and severity of the crisis, the impact of any additional resurgences from known or new variants, current and future government regulations and actions in response to the crisis, the timing, availability, effectiveness and adoption rates of vaccines and treatments, and the overall impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and capital markets, among many other factors, all of which remain uncertain and unpredictable.

A further description of these uncertainties and other risks can be found in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and the Company’s other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These or other uncertainties may cause the Company’s actual future results to be materially different from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by law.

AMPHENOL CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

(dollars and shares in millions, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

 

Net sales

 

$

3,295.2

 

 

$

2,818.5

 

 

$

9,383.8

 

 

$

7,849.5

 

 

Cost of sales

 

 

2,235.2

 

 

 

1,928.6

 

 

 

6,393.1

 

 

 

5,388.9

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

1,060.0

 

 

 

889.9

 

 

 

2,990.7

 

 

 

2,460.6

 

 

Acquisition-related expenses

 

 

12.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.0

 

 

 

55.4

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

366.9

 

 

 

318.7

 

 

 

1,059.0

 

 

 

893.0

 

 

Operating income

 

 

681.1

 

 

 

571.2

 

 

 

1,919.7

 

 

 

1,512.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(32.8

)

 

 

(29.0

)

 

 

(91.3

)

 

 

(86.7

)

 

Other income (expense), net

 

 

2.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.6

 

 

 

(0.3

)

 

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

 

 

650.9

 

 

 

542.2

 

 

 

1,835.0

 

 

 

1,425.2

 

 

Provision for income taxes (1)

 

 

(150.4

)

 

 

(120.5

)

 

 

(429.2

)

 

 

(302.8

)

 

Net income from continuing operations

 

 

500.5

 

 

 

421.7

 

 

 

1,405.8

 

 

 

1,122.4

 

 

Less: Net income from continuing operations attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(3.9

)

 

 

(2.9

)

 

 

(11.0

)

 

 

(6.9

)

 

Net income from continuing operations attributable to Amphenol Corporation

 

 

496.6

 

 

 

418.8

 

 

 

1,394.8

 

 

 

1,115.5

 

 

Income from discontinued operations attributable to Amphenol Corporation, net of income taxes of ($1.5) and ($1.8) for 2021, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

7.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.3

 

 

Net income attributable to Amphenol Corporation

 

$

496.6

 

 

$

426.5

 

 

$

1,394.8

 

 

$

1,125.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per common share attributable to Amphenol Corporation — Basic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

$

0.83

 

 

$

0.70

 

 

$

2.34

 

 

$

1.87

 

 

Discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.02

 

 

Net income attributable to Amphenol Corporation – Basic

 

$

0.83

 

 

$

0.71

 

 

$

2.34

 

 

$

1.88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding — Basic

 

 

595.3

 

 

 

597.7

 

 

 

596.6

 

 

 

597.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per common share attributable to Amphenol Corporation — Diluted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations (2)

 

$

0.80

 

 

$

0.67

 

 

$

2.24

 

 

$

1.79

 

 

Discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.02

 

 

Net income attributable to Amphenol Corporation – Diluted (2)

 

$

0.80

 

 

$

0.68

 

 

$

2.24

 

 

$

1.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding — Diluted

 

 

619.3

 

 

 

625.8

 

 

 

621.5

 

 

 

624.6

 

 

______________________________

Note: Per share amounts may not add due to rounding.

 

Note 1

Provision for income taxes for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 includes excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation of $10.6 million ($0.02 per share) and $12.3 million ($0.02 per share), respectively. Provision for income taxes for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 includes excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation of $21.9 million ($0.04 per share) and $34.3 million ($0.05 per share), respectively. Provision for income taxes for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 also included a discrete tax benefit of $14.9 million ($0.02 per share) related to the settlement of uncertain tax positions in certain non-U.S. jurisdictions.

 

Note 2

Net income per share for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 includes the excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation discussed in Note 1. Net income per share for the three months ended September 30, 2022 also includes acquisition-related expenses of $12.0 million ($10.5 million after-tax, or $0.02 per share) comprised primarily of external transaction costs as well as the amortization related to the value associated with acquired backlog resulting from an acquisition that closed in 2022.

 

Net income per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 includes excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation discussed in Note 1. Net income per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 includes the acquisition-related expenses discussed above. Net income per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 included the discrete tax benefit discussed in Note 1, as well as acquisition-related expenses of $55.4 million ($44.6 million after-tax, or $0.07 per share) comprised of transaction, severance, restructuring and certain non-cash costs related to the MTS acquisition.

 

Excluding these effects and the impact of rounding, Adjusted Diluted EPS, a non-GAAP financial measure which is defined and reconciled to its most comparable GAAP financial measure in this press release, was $0.80 and $0.65 for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and $2.23 and $1.78 for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

AMPHENOL CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(dollars in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

2021

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,189.0

 

 

$

1,197.1

 

 

Short-term investments

 

 

63.0

 

 

 

44.3

 

 

Total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

 

 

1,252.0

 

 

 

1,241.4

 

 

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $55.6 and $43.5, respectively

 

 

2,640.1

 

 

 

2,454.8

 

 

Inventories

 

 

2,080.1

 

 

 

1,894.1

 

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

354.7

 

 

 

367.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current assets

 

 

6,326.9

 

 

 

5,958.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, less accumulated depreciation of $1,904.1 and $1,961.6, respectively

 

 

1,166.9

 

 

 

1,175.3

 

 

Goodwill

 

 

6,337.5

 

 

 

6,376.8

 

 

Other intangible assets, net

 

 

753.8

 

 

 

756.9

 

 

Other long-term assets

 

 

512.8

 

 

 

411.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

 

$

15,097.9

 

 

$

14,678.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTEREST AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

1,393.6

 

 

$

1,312.0

 

 

Accrued salaries, wages and employee benefits

 

 

369.0

 

 

 

366.2

 

 

Accrued income taxes

 

 

124.5

 

 

 

88.8

 

 

Accrued dividends

 

 

119.0

 

 

 

119.8

 

 

Other accrued expenses

 

 

645.9

 

 

 

556.3

 

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

2.9

 

 

 

4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

2,654.9

 

 

 

2,447.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt, less current portion

 

 

4,750.3

 

 

 

4,795.9

 

 

Accrued pension and postretirement benefit obligations

 

 

165.3

 

 

 

193.4

 

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

442.4

 

 

 

424.2

 

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

436.1

 

 

 

438.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

 

 

8,449.0

 

 

 

8,299.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interest

 

 

20.2

 

 

 

19.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock

 

 

0.6

 

 

 

0.6

 

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

2,565.1

 

 

 

2,409.0

 

 

Retained earnings

 

 

4,775.1

 

 

 

4,278.9

 

 

Treasury stock, at cost

 

 

(97.5

)

 

 

(100.0

)

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(672.4

)

 

 

(286.5

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity attributable to Amphenol Corporation

 

 

6,570.9

 

 

 

6,302.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

 

57.8

 

 

 

58.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Equity

 

 

6,628.7

 

 

 

6,360.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest and Equity

 

$

15,097.9

 

 

$

14,678.4

 

 

Contacts

Sherri Scribner

Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations

203-265-8820

[email protected]

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