Littelfuse Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for 2022

CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022:

Fourth Quarter 2022 Results

  • Net sales of $613.3 million were up 11% versus the prior year period, and up 4% organically
  • GAAP diluted EPS was $3.74, an increase of 80% from the prior year period; adjusted diluted EPS was $3.34, up 6% versus the prior year period

Full Year 2022 Results

  • Net sales of $2.5 billion were up 21% in total versus the prior year, and up 11% organically
  • GAAP diluted EPS was $14.94, up 31% versus the prior year; adjusted diluted EPS of $16.87 increased 28% versus the prior year
  • Cash flow from operations was $419.7 million and free cash flow was $315.4 million, both 12% higher than the prior year

“In 2022 we achieved record levels of sales, earnings and cash generation, including double-digit sales growth in each of our business segments,” said Dave Heinzmann, Littelfuse President and Chief Executive Officer. “We achieved these outstanding results by continuing to expand our leadership in high-growth markets with significant new business wins and adding over $200 million in sales from two acquisitions. I want to thank our global teams for their hard work and persistent commitment to serve our customers. Our demonstrated ability to drive double-digit growth over the past five-, ten-, and fifteen-year periods speaks to the resiliency of our business model and the strength of our growth strategy. Though we may see some near-term market challenges, I am confident our ongoing execution, investments and diversification position us to deliver continued, substantial value to all of our stakeholders.”

First Quarter of 2023*

Based on current market conditions, for the first quarter the company expects,

  • Net sales in the range of $575 to $605 million, adjusted diluted EPS in the range of $2.73 to $2.97 and an adjusted effective tax rate of approximately 19%


  • The company will pay a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.60 per share on March 9, 2023, to shareholders of record as of February 23, 2023
*Littelfuse provides guidance on a non-GAAP (adjusted) basis. GAAP items excluded from guidance 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 forecast the excluded items in order to provide the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure without unreasonable efforts.
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