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Earnings Highlights and Summary

HEICO's net sales increased 16% to a record $421.2 million in Q4 FY17, up from $363.3 million in Q4 FY16. The Company's sales numbers topped analysts' expectations of $407.7 million. HEICO's FY17 net sales advanced 11% to a record $1.52 billion compared to $1.38 billion in FY16.

During Q4 FY17, HEICO's operating income climbed 18% to $89.4 million compared to $76.1 million in Q4 FY16. The Company's consolidated operating margin improved to 21.2% in the reported quarter, up from 20.9% in the year ago corresponding period.

HEICO reported that net income increased 21% to a record $53.7 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, in Q4 FY17, up from $44.3 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, in Q4 FY16. The Company's earnings exceeded Wall Street's estimates of $0.57 per share.

In the fiscal year ended October 31, 2017, the Company's net income increased 19% to a record $186.0 million, or $2.14 per diluted share, up from $156.2 million, or $1.83 per diluted share, in the fiscal year ended October 31, 2016.

HEICO's Segment Results

During Q4 FY17, the Flight Support Group's net sales jumped 12% to $256.9 million, up from $228.5 million in Q4 FY16. The increase reflected aggregate organic growth of 6% in the Company's aftermarket replacement parts and repair and overhaul parts and services product lines and the impact of its recent profitable acquisitions.

The Flight Support Group's operating income increased 4% to $46.5 million in Q4 FY17, up from $44.7 million in Q4 FY16. The segment's operating margin was 18.1% and 19.6% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 and 2016, respectively.

With respect to fiscal 2018, HEICO is forecasting Flight Support Group's net sales growth of approximately 10% on a y-o-y basis and the full year segment operating margin to be approximately in the range of 18.0% to 18.5%.

For Q4 FY17, Electronic Technologies Group's net sales surged 22% to a record $169.1 million compared to $138.3 million in Q4 FY16, driven by strong organic growth of 14%, principally from increased demand for its defense, space and aerospace products.

The Electronic Technologies Group's operating income increased 39% to a record $51.0 million in Q4 FY17, up from $36.8 million in Q4 FY16. The segment's operating margin improved to 30.2% in the reported quarter versus 26.6% in the year earlier same quarter.

For FY18, HEICO is projecting Electronic Technologies Group's net sales growth of approximately 12% on a y-o-y basis and anticipate full year segment operating margin to be approximately 27%.

Financial Analysis

HEICO's total debt to shareholders' equity ratio was 54.0% as of October 31, 2017. The Company's net debt to shareholders' equity ratio was approximately 50% as of October 31, 2017, with net debt of $621.9 million principally incurred to fund acquisitions in fiscal 2017 and 2016.

HEICO's cash flow provided by operating activities totaled $274.9 million, or 148% of net income, in FY17, up from $249.2 million in FY16. The Company's cash flow provided by operating activities increased 25% to $95.6 million in the reported quarter, up from $76.8 million in the year earlier same quarter.

HEICO's Board of Directors declared a $0.0875 per share regular semi-annual cash dividend payable on January 17, 2018. This cash dividend represents a 9% increase over the prior semi-annual per share amount of $0.08 paid in July 2017. The Company noted that considering the impact of cash dividends, prior stock splits and stock dividends, one share of HEICO worth $8.38 in 1990 has become worth on a combined basis approximately $2,122, representing an increase of approximately 253 times the 1990 value and a compound annual growth rate of approximately 23% as of December 15, 2017.

Outlook

For fiscal 2018, HEICO is forecasting 10% to 12% growth in full year net sales and in full year net income over fiscal 2017 levels. The Company is anticipating its FY18 consolidated operating margin to approximate 20%, depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $75 million, capital expenditures to approximate $50 million and cash flow from operations to approximate $290 million.

Stock Performance Snapshot

January 09, 2018 - At Tuesday's closing bell, HEICO's stock marginally 0.83%, ending the trading session at $97.25.

Volume traded for the day: 238.83 thousand shares, which was above the 3-month average volume of 227.47 thousand shares.

Stock performance in the last month – up 8.48%; previous three-month period – up 8.65%; past twelve-month period – up 57.42%; and year-to-date – up 3.07%

After yesterday's close, HEICO's market cap was at $7.32 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 45.38.

The stock has a dividend yield of 0.17%.

The stock is part of the Industrial Goods sector, categorized under the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry. This sector was up 0.6% at the end of the session.

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