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Littelfuse Reports Second Quarter Results For 2020

·16 mins read

Company performance exceeds expectations

Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFUS), a global manufacturer of leading technologies in circuit protection, power control and sensing, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 27, 2020:

  • Net sales of $307.3 million were down 23% versus the prior year period, and down 22% organically, primarily due to production and demand impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Segment performance versus the prior year period:

    • Electronics sales decreased 14% (down 13% organically)

    • Automotive sales decreased 43% (down 42% organically)

    • Industrial sales decreased 26% (down 25% organically)

  • GAAP diluted loss per share was $0.37 which includes a $33.8 million non-cash goodwill impairment charge; adjusted diluted EPS was $0.71

  • GAAP effective tax rate was 15.1% and the adjusted effective tax rate was 18.2%

  • Cash flow from operations was $56.0 million and free cash flow was $43.1 million, ending the quarter with $652 million of cash

  • The company’s Board of Directors approved keeping the quarterly cash dividend flat, at $0.48 per share, equating to an annualized dividend of $1.92 per share. The dividend will be paid on September 3, 2020 to shareholders of record as of August 20, 2020

"The perseverance and hard work of our highly skilled global associates, along with our strong operational execution, enabled us to achieve performance exceeding our expectations within an ongoing challenging environment," said Dave Heinzmann, Littelfuse President and Chief Executive Officer. "During these uncertain times, we remain highly focused and collaborative with our customers and suppliers, enabling us to manage through pandemic related disruptions and come out stronger on the other side of this challenge. New product introduction and design-in activity remains strong and we continue to capture a wide range of new business wins across the industrial, electronics and transportation end markets we serve. Looking ahead, we are proactively preparing for multiple potential scenarios while continuing to prioritize our associates, customers and long-term financial health."

Third Quarter of 2020 Outlook*

  • The company expects sequential sales growth of 12% – 15%, with a sequential adjusted operating income drop through of approximately 40%. The forecast assumes all of its production facilities continue operations to meet demand levels

*Littelfuse provides an estimate regarding operating income on a non-GAAP (adjusted) basis. GAAP items excluded may include the after-tax impact of items including acquisition and integration costs, restructuring, impairment and other charges, certain purchase accounting adjustments, non-operating foreign exchange adjustments and significant and unusual items. These items are uncertain, depend on various factors, and could be material to results computed in accordance with GAAP. Littelfuse is not able to estimate the excluded items in order to provide the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure without unreasonable efforts.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Littelfuse will host a conference call today, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss the results. The call will be broadcast live and available for replay at Littelfuse.com.

About Littelfuse

Littelfuse (NASDAQ: LFUS) is a global manufacturer of leading technologies in circuit protection, power control and sensing. Serving over 100,000 end customers, our products are found in automotive and commercial vehicles, industrial applications, data and telecommunications, medical devices, consumer electronics, and appliances. Our 11,000 worldwide associates partner with customers to design, manufacture and deliver innovative, high-quality solutions, for a safer, greener and increasingly connected world - everywhere, every day. Learn more at Littelfuse.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts are intended to constitute "forward-looking statements" entitled to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These statements may involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties relating to general economic conditions; the severity and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken in response thereto and the effects of those items on the company’s business; product demand and market acceptance; the impact of competitive products and pricing; product quality problems or product recalls; capacity and supply difficulties or constraints; coal mining exposures reserves; failure of an indemnification for environmental liability; exchange rate fluctuations; commodity price fluctuations; the effect of Littelfuse, Inc.'s ("Littelfuse" or the "Company") accounting policies; labor disputes; restructuring costs in excess of expectations; pension plan asset returns less than assumed; integration of acquisitions; uncertainties related to political or regulatory changes; and other risks which may be detailed in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize or should the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results and outcomes may differ materially from those indicated or implied in the forward-looking statements. This release should be read in conjunction with information provided in the financial statements appearing in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2019. Further discussion of the risk factors of the company can be found under the caption "Risk Factors" in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2019, under the caption "Risk Factors" in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 28, 2020, and in other filings and submissions with the SEC, each of which are available free of charge on the company’s investor relations website at investor.littelfuse.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof. The company does not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the availability of new information.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The information included in this press release includes the non-GAAP financial measures of organic net sales decline, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted diluted earnings per share, adjusted income taxes, adjusted effective tax rate, free cash flow, consolidated total debt, consolidated EBITDA (as defined in the private placement senior notes), and ratio of consolidated total debt to consolidated EBITDA. Many of these non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effect of certain expenses and income not related directly to the underlying performance of our fundamental business operations.

A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is set forth in the attached schedules.

The company believes that organic net sales decline, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted diluted earnings per share, adjusted income taxes, and adjusted effective tax rate provide useful information to investors regarding its operational performance because they enhance an investor’s overall understanding of our core financial performance and facilitate comparisons to historical results of operations, by excluding items that are not related directly to the underlying performance of our fundamental business operations or were not part of our business operations during a comparable period. The company believes that free cash flow is a useful measure of its ability to generate cash. The company believes that consolidated total debt, consolidated EBITDA, and ratio of consolidated total debt to consolidated EBITDA are useful measures of its credit position. The company believes that all of these non-GAAP financial measures are commonly used by financial analysts and others in the industries in which we operate, and thus further provide useful information to investors. Management additionally uses these measures when assessing the performance of the business and for business planning purposes. Note that our definitions of these non-GAAP financial measures may differ from those terms as defined or used by other companies.

LFUS-F

LITTELFUSE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(in thousands)

June 27,
2020

December 28,
2019

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

651,867

$

531,139

Short-term investments

44

44

Trade receivables, less allowances of $39,970 and $42,043 at June 27, 2020 and December 28, 2019, respectively

185,806

202,309

Inventories

248,020

237,507

Prepaid income taxes and income taxes receivable

1,529

4,831

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

31,899

28,564

Total current assets

1,119,165

1,004,394

Net property, plant, and equipment

334,677

344,617

Intangible assets, net of amortization

301,661

321,247

Goodwill

787,601

820,589

Investments

23,678

24,099

Deferred income taxes

7,555

8,069

Right of use lease assets, net

19,621

21,918

Other assets

17,100

14,965

Total assets

$

2,611,058

$

2,559,898

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

113,767

$

117,320

Accrued liabilities

85,356

84,120

Accrued income taxes

10,034

14,122

Current portion of long-term debt

10,000

Total current liabilities

209,157

225,562

Long-term debt, less current portion

776,205

669,158

Deferred income taxes

46,562

49,763

Accrued post-retirement benefits

39,653

38,198

Non-current operating lease liabilities

15,155

17,166

Other long-term liabilities

61,892

64,037

Total equity

1,462,434

1,496,014

Total liabilities and equity

$

2,611,058

$

2,559,898

LITTELFUSE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF NET (LOSS) INCOME

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

(in thousands, except per share data)

June 27,
2020

June 29,
2019

June 27,
2020

June 29,
2019

Net sales

$

307,337

$

397,879

$

653,433

$

803,379

Cost of sales

208,238

256,071

430,622

506,343

Gross profit

99,099

141,808

222,811

297,036

Selling, general, and administrative expenses

53,981

57,666

108,367

120,621

Goodwill impairment charge

33,841

33,841

Research and development expenses

13,400

21,458

27,995

42,867

Amortization of intangibles

9,827

10,050

19,808

20,241

Total operating expenses

111,049

89,174

190,011

183,729

Operating (loss) income

(11,950

)

52,634

32,800

113,307

Interest expense

5,855

5,589

11,273

11,275

Foreign exchange (gain) loss

(6,010

)

(3,575

)

(3,426

)

668

Other (income) expense, net

(1,210

)

(2,947

)

39

1,358

(Loss) income before income taxes

(10,585

)

53,567

24,914

100,006

Income taxes

(1,594

)

9,775

9,261

19,225

Net (loss) income

$

(8,991

)

$

43,792

$

15,653

$

80,781

(Loss) income per share:

Basic

$

(0.37

)

$

1.77

$

0.64

$

3.27

Diluted

$

(0.37

)

$

1.75

$

0.64

$

3.23

Weighted-average shares and equivalent shares outstanding:

Basic

24,312

24,740

24,353

24,729

Diluted

24,312

24,983

24,520

24,998

Comprehensive (loss) income

$

(11,408

)

$

38,061

$

(1,743

)

$

83,123

LITTELFUSE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended

(in thousands)

June 27, 2020

June 29, 2019

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Net income

$

15,653

$

80,781

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

96,009

62,053

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Trade receivables

13,914

(13,242

)

Inventories

(10,761

)

6,230

Accounts payable

3,439

(17,927

)

Accrued liabilities and income taxes

(19,144

)

(36,713

)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

2,176

(1,090

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

101,286

80,092

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired

(775

)

Purchases of property, plant, and equipment

(29,479

)

(25,249

)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant, and equipment

89

6,212

Net cash used in investing activities

(29,390

)

(19,812

)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Net proceeds (payments) from credit facility

95,000

(7,500

)

Purchases of common stock

(22,927

)

(49,861

)

Cash dividends paid

(23,403

)

(21,274

)

All other cash provided by financing activities

1,856

3,011

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

50,526

(75,624

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(1,694

)

392

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

120,728

(14,952

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

531,139

489,733

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

651,867

$

474,781

LITTELFUSE, INC.

NET SALES AND OPERATING INCOME BY SEGMENT

(Unaudited)

Second Quarter

Year-to-Date

(in thousands)

2020

2019

%
Growth
/(Decline)

2020

2019

%
Growth
/(Decline)

Net sales

Electronics

$

223,271

$

259,553

(14.0

)%

$

437,460

$

524,947

(16.7

)%

Automotive

61,999

108,650

(42.9

)%

166,769

222,133

(24.9

)%

Industrial

22,067

29,676

(25.6

)%

49,204

56,299

(12.6

)%

Total net sales

$

307,337

$

397,879

(22.8

)%

$

653,433

$

803,379

(18.7

)%

Operating (loss) income

Electronics

$

32,651

$

43,630

(25.2

)%

$

64,923

$

92,666

(29.9

)%

Automotive

(8,857

)

10,349

(185.6

)%

5,259

23,550

(77.7

)%

Industrial

(23

)

5,831

(100.4

)%

3,511

9,336

(62.4

)%

Other(a)

(35,721

)

(7,176

)

N.M.

(40,893

)

(12,245

)

N.M.

Total operating (loss) income

$

(11,950

)

$

52,634

(122.7

)%

$

32,800

$

113,307

(71.1

)%

Operating Margin

(3.9

)%

13.2

%

5.0

%

14.1

%

Interest expense

5,855

5,589

11,273

11,275

Foreign exchange (gain) loss

(6,010

)

(3,575

)

(3,426

)

668

Other (income) expense, net

(1,210

)

(2,947

)

39

1,358

(Loss) income before income taxes

$

(10,585

)

$

53,567

(119.8

)%

$

24,914

$

100,006

(75.1

)%

(a) "other" typically includes non-GAAP adjustments such as acquisition-related and integration costs and restructuring and impairment charges. (See Supplemental Financial Information for details.)

N.M. - Not meaningful

Second Quarter

Year-to-Date

(in thousands)

2020

2019

%
Growth
/(Decline)

2020

2019

%
Growth
/(Decline)

Operating Margin

Electronics

14.6

%

16.8

%

(2.2

)%

14.8

%

17.7

%

(2.9

)%

Automotive

(14.3

)%

9.5

%

(23.8

)%

3.2

%

10.6

%

(7.4

)%

Industrial

(0.1

)%

19.6

%

(19.7

)%

7.1

%

16.6

%

(9.5

)%

LITTELFUSE, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(In millions of USD except per share amounts - unaudited)

Non-GAAP EPS reconciliation

Q2-20

Q2-19

YTD-20

YTD-19

GAAP diluted EPS

$

(0.37

)

$

1.75

$

0.64

$

3.23

EPS impact of Non-GAAP adjustments (below)

1.08

0.16

1.36

0.64

Adjusted diluted EPS

$

0.71

$

1.91

$

2.00

$

3.87

Non-GAAP adjustments - (income)/expense

Q2-20

Q2-19

YTD-20

YTD-19

Acquisition-related and integration costs (a)

$

0.1

$

1.5

$

1.3

$

3.8

Goodwill impairment charge

33.8

33.8

Restructuring, impairment and other charges (b)

1.8

5.7

5.8

8.4

Non-GAAP adjustments to operating (loss) income

35.7

7.2

40.9

12.2

Other expense, net (c)

2.0

0.6

2.0

5.8

Non-operating foreign exchange (gain) loss

(6.0

)

(3.6

)

(3.4

)

0.7

Non-GAAP adjustments to (loss) income before income taxes

31.7

4.2

39.5

18.7

Income taxes (d)

5.4

0.2

6.1

2.8

Non-GAAP adjustments to net (loss) income

$

26.3

$

4.0

$

33.4

$

15.9

Total EPS impact

$

1.08

$

0.16

$

1.36

$

0.64

Adjusted operating margin / Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation

Q2-20

Q2-19

YTD-20

YTD-19

Net sales

$

307.3

$

397.9

$

653.4

$

803.4

GAAP operating (loss) income

(12.0

)

$

52.6

32.8

$

113.3

Add back non-GAAP adjustments

35.7

7.2

40.9

12.2

Adjusted operating income

$

23.7

$

59.8

$

73.7

$

125.5

Adjusted operating margin

7.7

%

15.0

%

11.3

%

15.6

%

Add back amortization

9.8

10.1

19.8

20.2

Add back depreciation

13.9

12.6

27.7

25.7

Adjusted EBITDA

$

47.4

$

82.5

$

121.2

$

171.4

Adjusted EBITDA margin

15.4

%

20.7

%

18.5

%

21.3

%

Net sales reconciliation

Q2-20 vs. Q2-19

Electronics

Automotive

Industrial

Total

Net sales decline

(14

)%

(43

)%

(26

)%

(23

)%

Less:

FX impact

(1

)%

(1

)%

(1

)%

(1

)%

Organic net sales decline

(13

)%

(42

)%

(25

)%

(22

)%

Net sales reconciliation

YTD-20 vs. YTD-19

Electronics

Automotive

Industrial

Total

Net sales decline

(17

)%

(25

)%

(13

)%

(19

)%

Less:

FX impact

(1

)%

(1

)%

(1

)%

(1

)%

Organic net sales decline

(16

)%

(24

)%

(12

)%

(18

)%

Income tax reconciliation

Q2-20

Q2-19

YTD-20

YTD-19

Income taxes

$

(1.6

)

$

9.8

$

9.3

$

19.2

Effective rate

15.1

%

18.2

%

37.2

%

19.2

%

Non-GAAP adjustments - income taxes

5.4

0.2

6.1

2.8

Adjusted income taxes

$

3.8

$

10.0

$

15.4

$

22.0

Adjusted effective rate

18.2

%

17.3

%

23.8

%

18.5

%

Free cash flow reconciliation

Q2-20

Q2-19

YTD-20

YTD-19

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

56.0

$

49.2

$

101.3

$

80.1

Less: Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(12.9

)

(11.2

)

(29.5

)

(25.2

)

Free cash flow

$

43.1

$

38.0

$

71.8

$

54.8

Consolidated Total Debt

As of June 27, 2020

Consolidated Total Debt

$

776.2

Consolidated EBITDA (as defined in the Private Placement Senior Notes) (1)

Twelve Months Ended
June 27, 2020

Net Income

$

74.0

Interest expense

22.3

Income taxes

16.8

Depreciation

54.5

Amortization

39.6

Non-cash reductions:

Stock-based compensation expense

17.6

Unrealized loss on investments

2.9

Impairment charges

36.4

Other

1.4

Consolidated EBITDA (as defined in the Private Placement Senior Notes) (1)

$

265.5

Ratio of Consolidated Total Debt to Consolidated EBITDA (as defined in Private Placement Senior Notes)*

2.9x

* Our Private Placement Senior Notes, with maturities ranging from 2022 to 2030, contain a financial ratio covenant providing that if, as of the last day of each fiscal quarter, the ratio of Consolidated Total Debt at such time to Consolidated EBITDA for the then most recently concluded period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Company exceeds 3.50:1.00, an Event of Default (as defined in the Private Placement Senior Notes) is triggered

(1) Represents Consolidated EBITDA as defined in our Private Placement Senior Notes and is calculated using the most recently concluded period of four consecutive quarters

Note: Total will not always foot due to rounding.

(a) reflected in selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A").

(b) $0.7 million and $1.1 million and $2.5 million and $3.2 million reflected in cost of sales and SG&A, respectively for the three months ended June 27, 2020 and June 29, 2019, and $1.4 million and $4.4 million and $3.1 million and $5.3 million reflected in cost of sales and SG&A, respectively for the six months ended June 27, 2020 and June 29, 2019.

(c) included $1.8 million increase in coal mining reserves and $0.2 million charge for an asset retirement obligation related to the disposal of a business in 2019 for the three and six months ended June 27, 2020, and $0.6 million costs primarily related to a sale of building for the three months ended June 29, 2019. 2019 year-to-date amounts included $2.8 million of impairment charges on certain other investments, $2.6 million loss on the disposal of a business, and $0.4 million gain primarily related to the final payments for the acquisition of Monolith.

(d) reflected the tax impact associated with the non-GAAP adjustments.

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