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Arrow Electronics Reports Second-Quarter 2019 Results

Arrow ElectronicsCENTENNIAL, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. today reported second-quarter 2019 sales of $7.34 billion, a decrease of 1 percent from sales of $7.39 billion in the second quarter of 2018. Second-quarter sales, as adjusted, increased 2 percent year over year. The company reported a second-quarter net loss of $549 million, or $(6.48) per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $170 million, or $1.92 per share on a diluted basis, in the second quarter of 2018. Excluding certain items1, net income would have been $137 million, or $1.60 per share on a diluted basis, in the second quarter of 2019, compared with net income of $194 million, or $2.19 per share on a diluted basis, in the second quarter of 2018. In the second quarter of 2019, changes in foreign currencies negatively impacted growth by approximately $148 million or 2 percent on sales and $.06 or 2 percent on earnings per share on a diluted basis compared to the second quarter of 2018.

Global components second-quarter sales of $5.27 billion were flat year over year. Sales, as adjusted, increased 2 percent year over year. Europe components sales decreased 2 percent year over year. Sales in the region, as adjusted, increased 4 percent year over year. Asia-Pacific components sales increased 4 percent year over year. Americas components sales decreased 3 percent year over year. Global components second-quarter operating loss was $562 million. Second-quarter operating income, excluding amortization of intangibles expense, as adjusted, was $207 million.

“Despite facing challenging market conditions in the second quarter, and an ongoing inventory correction, we are encouraged by the significant progress we continue to make in executing our long-term strategy,” said Michael J. Long, chairman, president, and chief executive officer. “We are leveraging our integrated solutions and expanded reach to drive innovation forward for our customers, and remain committed to continuing to expand engineering services and lead the convergence of information technology with operational technology. We are confident that the steps we are taking today to strengthen our focus on the key technology areas of smart cities, smart homes, and smart connected vehicles, will not only enhance shareholder value, but also improve people’s lives.”

Global enterprise computing solutions second-quarter sales of $2.07 billion decreased 2 percent year over year. Sales, as adjusted, increased 1 percent year over year. Europe enterprise computing solutions sales decreased 3 percent year over year. Sales in the region, as adjusted, increased 5 percent year over year. Americas enterprise computing solutions sales decreased 1 percent year over year. Sales in the region, as adjusted, were flat year over year. Global enterprise computing solutions second-quarter operating income was $98 million. Second-quarter operating income, excluding amortization of intangibles expense, as adjusted, totaled $101 million.”

“Arrow is committed to capitalizing on opportunities available to us, and to that end, we continue to align and evolve our enterprise computing solutions business toward advanced, higher-value software-led solutions,” said Long. “We are pleased that our infrastructure software and security solutions again produced healthy growth on a year-over-year basis in the second quarter.”

“Second-quarter cash provided by operating activities was $405 million. As we advance our efforts to reduce working capital and use our strong, countercyclical cash flow to position the company for long-term profit acceleration when market conditions improve, we also remain focused on preserving near-term profitability. We have commenced our previously announced cost optimization program, and are executing on our plan to drive efficiencies while generating approximately $130 million in annualized cost savings,” said Chris Stansbury, senior vice president and chief financial officer. “We remain committed to returning excess cash to shareholders. Consistent with this commitment, we returned approximately $150 million to shareholders through our stock repurchase program during the second quarter. At the end of the quarter, we had approximately $539 million of remaining authorization under our share repurchase program.”

GUIDANCE

“Our third-quarter outlook excludes the financial results from the PC and mobility asset disposition business. As we look to the third quarter, we expect total sales to range between $6.850 billion and $7.250 billion, with global components sales between $4.925 billion and $5.125 billion, and global enterprise computing solutions sales between $1.925 billion and $2.125 billion. As a result of this outlook, we expect earnings per share on a diluted basis to range from $.97 to $1.09, and earnings per share on a diluted basis, excluding certain items1, to range from $1.62 to $1.74 per share. Our guidance assumes interest expense will total approximately $54 million. Our guidance also assumes an average tax rate at the high end of the long-term range of 23.5 percent to 25.5 percent, and average diluted shares outstanding of approximately 85 million. We are expecting the average USD-to-Euro exchange rate for the third quarter to be approximately $1.12 to €1. We estimate changes in foreign currencies will have a negative impact on growth of approximately $90 million, or 1 percent on sales, and $.05, or 2 percent, on earnings per share on a diluted basis compared to the third quarter of 2018,” said Stansbury.

Please refer to the CFO commentary, which can be found at investor.arrow.com, as a supplement to the company’s earnings release.

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