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Earnings Highlights and Summary

For the quarter ended March 31, 2018, Garmin reported record revenue of $710.9 million compared to $641.5 million in the first quarter 2017, increasing 10.8% on a y-o-y basis. The Company's revenue number in the reported quarter exceeded analysts' expectations of $668.8 million.

Garmin incurred cost of goods sold of $284.3 million in the reported quarter versus $268.7 million in the year ago comparable period. The Company's gross profit and gross margin advanced to $426.5 million and 60% respectively, in Q1 FY18 in contrast to $372.8 million and 58% in Q1 FY17.

In the reported quarter, Garmin's operating expenses increased 11% to $284.3 million versus $255.8 million in the year ago corresponding period. The Company's operating income scaled 21.5% to $142.2 million in Q1 FY18 compared to $117.0 million in Q1 FY17.

During Q1 FY18, Garmin's net income declined 45.7% to $129.4 million compared to $238.4 million in Q1 FY17. The Company reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.68 in Q1 FY18 in comparison to $1.26 in Q1 FY17, decreasing 46% on a y-o-y basis. The Company's adjusted EPS jumped 30.7% to $0.68 in the reported quarter compared to $0.52 per share the year ago same period, thus surpassing market estimates of $0.56 per share.

Garmin's Segments Details

Garmin operates through five segments: (i) Outdoor; (ii) Aviation; (iii) Marine; (iv) Auto; and (v) Fitness.

The Outdoor, Fitness, Marine, Auto and Aviation segments aggregated revenue of 20%, 23%, 16%, 20%, and 21%, respectively, in Q1 FY18 compared to 18%, 22%, 16%, 25%, and 19%, correspondingly, in Q1 FY17.

The Outdoor segment's revenue grew by 24% to $144.3 million in the reported quarter compared to $115.9 million in prior year's corresponding period, driven by significant contributions from demand of wearables. The segment's operating income increased to $43.8 million in Q1 FY18 versus $34.5 million in Q1 FY17.

The Aviation segment posted revenue growth of 19% to $145.7 million in Q1 FY18 compared to $122.9 million in Q1 FY17, primarily due to higher sales of aftermarket products and positive contributions from original equipment manufacturers (OEM) products. Operating income grew to $48.4 million in the reported quarter in comparison to $38.6 million in the year-ago corresponding period.

During Q1 FY18, the Marine segment added revenue of $113.6 million compared to $104.5 million in Q1 FY17, increasing 9% on a y-o-y basis. The segment's operating income declined to $13.1 million in the reported quarter versus $18.2 million in the comparable quarter last year.

The Auto segment recorded a revenue decline of 12% to $141.3 million in Q1 FY18 compared to $160.5 million in Q1 FY17, mainly due to the ongoing personal navigation device (PND) market contraction. The segment's operating income decreased to $3.5 million in the reported quarter in comparison to $7.4 million in year ago same quarter.

For Q1 FY18, the Fitness segment posted 20% growth in revenue of $166.0 million versus $137.8 million in Q1 FY17, primarily driven by our advanced GPS-enabled products. The segment's operating income increased to $33.4 million in the reported quarter compared $18.5 million in the year ago comparable period.

Cash Matters

As of March 28, 2018, Garmin's cash and cash equivalents stood at $899.0 million compared to $891.5 million as of December 30, 2017. The Company generated net cash inflow from operating activities of $214.2 million in Q1 FY18 versus $120.4 million in Q1 FY17. In the reported quarter, the Company had free cash flow of $187.9 million compared to $94.9 million in the comparable quarter last year.

Outlook

For FY18, Garmin upheld revenue guidance of $3.2 billion and pro-forma earnings of $3.05 per share.

Stock Performance Snapshot

May 30, 2018 - At Wednesday's closing bell, Garmin's stock was slightly up 0.76%, ending the trading session at $60.90.

Volume traded for the day: 711.91 thousand shares.

Stock performance in the last month – up 3.80%; previous three-month period – up 2.80%; past twelve-month period – up 16.87%; and year-to-date – up 2.23%

After yesterday's close, Garmin's market cap was at $12.06 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 19.60.

The stock has a dividend yield of 3.48%.

The stock is part of the Technology sector, categorized under the Scientific & Technical Instruments industry. This sector was up 0.9% at the end of the session.

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