Fabrinet Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results

Fabrinet (NYSE: FN), a leading provider of advanced optical packaging and precision optical, electro-mechanical and electronic manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers of complex products, today announced its financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 29, 2018.

“On a personal note, at my request, our board of directors has initiated a CFO succession plan. We have retained an executive search firm to assist in identifying and evaluating candidates, and there is no set timeline for this process.”

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Seamus Grady, Chief Executive Officer of Fabrinet, said, “Our financial results for the fourth quarter exceeded our guidance for revenue and profitability. Our sequential revenue growth was driven by modest growth from optical communications products, and strong growth from non-optical communications products, with a particularly notable performance in the industrial laser and automotive markets. We are encouraged by the broadly improving demand dynamics we see and are optimistic that we will see continued sequential growth in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 as we expand our leadership as a manufacturer of complex products.”

Toh-Seng Ng, Chief Financial Officer of Fabrinet, added, “On a personal note, at my request, our board of directors has initiated a CFO succession plan. We have retained an executive search firm to assist in identifying and evaluating candidates, and there is no set timeline for this process.”

Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Highlights

GAAP Results

  • Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $345.3 million, compared to revenue of $370.5 million for the comparable period in fiscal year 2017.
  • GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $22.8 million, compared to GAAP net income of $27.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 included a foreign exchange loss of $0.9 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to a foreign exchange loss of $1.0 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017.
  • GAAP net income per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $0.60, compared to GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.72 for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017.

Non-GAAP Results

  • Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $30.7 million, compared to non-GAAP net income of $32.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 included a foreign exchange loss of $0.9 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to a foreign exchange loss of $1.0 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017.
  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $0.81, compared to non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.86 for the same period a year ago.

Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Highlights

GAAP Results

  • Revenue for fiscal year 2018 was $1,371.9 million, compared to revenue of $1,420.5 million for fiscal year 2017.
  • GAAP net income for fiscal year 2018 was $84.2 million, compared to GAAP net income of $97.1 million for fiscal year 2017. GAAP net income for fiscal year 2018 included a foreign exchange loss of $6.6 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to a foreign exchange loss of $1.1 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2017.
  • GAAP net income per diluted share for fiscal year 2018 was $2.21, compared to GAAP net income per diluted share of $2.57 for fiscal year 2017.

Non-GAAP Results

  • Non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2018 was $113.5 million, compared to non-GAAP net income of $127.4 million for fiscal year 2017. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2018 included a foreign exchange loss of $6.6 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to a foreign exchange loss of $2.9 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2017.
  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share for fiscal year 2018 was $2.98, compared to non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $3.37 for fiscal year 2017.

Share Repurchase Program Update

Fabrinet repurchased approximately 551,000 ordinary shares at an average price of $36.31 during the fourth quarter. As of June 29, 2018, Fabrinet had a remaining authorization to purchase up to an additional $17.6 million worth of its ordinary shares.

Business Outlook

The guidance provided below is based on ASC 605. In the first quarter of fiscal 2019, Fabrinet will report results under ASC 606, which it is adopting for fiscal year 2019 on a modified retrospective transition method, and will provide a reconciliation to ASC 605 at that time.

Based on information available as of August 20, 2018, Fabrinet is issuing guidance for its first fiscal quarter of 2019 ending September 28, 2018, as follows:

  • Fabrinet expects first quarter revenue to be in the range of $347 million to $355 million.
  • GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.58 to $0.61, based on approximately 37.9 million fully diluted shares outstanding.
  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.80 to $0.83, based on approximately 37.9 million fully diluted shares outstanding.

Conference Call Information

What: Fabrinet Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results Call
When: Monday, August 20, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
Live Call: (888) 357-3694, domestic
(253) 237-1137, international

Passcode: 9097326

Replay: (855) 859-2056, domestic
(404) 537-3406, international

Passcode: 9097326

Webcast:

http://investor.fabrinet.com/ (live and replay)

This press release and any other information related to the call will also be posted on Fabrinet’s website at http://investor.fabrinet.com. A recorded version of this webcast will be available approximately two hours after the call and will be archived on Fabrinet’s website for a period of one year.

About Fabrinet

Fabrinet is a leading provider of advanced optical packaging and precision optical, electro-mechanical, and electronic manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers of complex products, such as optical communication components, modules and subsystems, automotive components, medical devices, industrial lasers and sensors. Fabrinet offers a broad range of advanced optical and electro-mechanical capabilities across the entire manufacturing process, including process design and engineering, supply chain management, manufacturing, advanced packaging, integration, final assembly and test. Fabrinet focuses on production of high complexity products in any mix and any volume. Fabrinet maintains engineering and manufacturing resources and facilities in Thailand, the United States of America, the People’s Republic of China and the United Kingdom. For more information visit: www.fabrinet.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

“Safe Harbor” Statement Under U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include: (1) statements regarding improving demand and our ability to achieve sequential growth in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, as well as our ability to expand our leadership as a manufacturer of complex products; and (2) all of the statements under the “Business Outlook” section regarding our expected revenue, GAAP and non-GAAP net income per share, and fully diluted shares outstanding for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could vary materially from these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: less customer demand for our products and services than forecasted; less growth in the optical communications, industrial lasers and sensors markets than we forecast; difficulties expanding into additional markets, such as the semiconductor processing, biotechnology, metrology and materials processing markets; increased competition in the optical manufacturing services markets; difficulties in delivering products and services that compete effectively from a price and performance perspective; our reliance on a small number of customers and suppliers; difficulties in managing our operating costs; difficulties in managing and operating our business across multiple countries (including Thailand, the People’s Republic of China, the U.S. and the U.K.); and other important factors as described in reports and documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the factors described under the section captioned “Risk Factors” in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed on May 8, 2018. We disclaim any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Use of Non-GAAP Financials

We refer to the non-GAAP financial measures cited above in making operating decisions because they provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our ongoing operational performance. Non-GAAP net income excludes: share-based compensation expenses; depreciation of fair value uplift; severance payments; expenses related to our CEO search; debt administration expense; amortization of intangibles; business combination expenses; loss (gain) on foreign currency contracts; amortization of debt issuance costs; and restructuring charges. We have excluded these items in order to enhance investors’ understanding of our underlying operations. The use of these non-GAAP financial measures has material limitations because they should not be used to evaluate our company without reference to their corresponding GAAP financial measures. As such, we compensate for these material limitations by using these non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with GAAP financial measures.

These non-GAAP financial measures are used to: (1) measure company performance against historical results, (2) facilitate comparisons to our competitors’ operating results, and (3) allow greater transparency with respect to information used by management in making financial and operational decisions. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures are used to measure company performance for the purposes of determining employee incentive plan compensation.

FABRINET

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share data)

June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 158,102 $ 133,825
Restricted cash in connection with business acquisition 3,331
Marketable securities 174,269 151,450
Trade accounts receivable, net 246,912 264,349
Inventory, net 257,687 238,665
Prepaid expenses 8,061 6,306
Other current assets 5,948 4,159
Total current assets 854,310 798,754
Non-current assets
Restricted cash in connection with business acquisition 3,312
Property, plant and equipment, net 219,640 216,881
Intangibles, net 4,880 5,840
Goodwill 3,828 3,806
Deferred tax assets 5,280 2,905
Deferred debt issuance costs on revolving loan and other non-current assets 80 1,577
Total non-current assets 233,708 234,321
Total Assets $ 1,088,018 $ 1,033,075
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities
Bank borrowings, net of unamortized debt issuance costs $ 3,250 $ 48,402
Trade accounts payable 220,159 215,262
Capital lease liability, current portion 451 344
Income tax payable 709 1,976
Deferred liability in connection with business acquisition 3,331
Accrued payroll, bonus and related expenses 13,476 13,852
Accrued expenses 9,013 9,227
Other payables 19,728 22,209
Total current liabilities 270,117 311,272
Non-current liabilities
Long-term loan from bank, non-current portion, net of unamortized debt issuance costs 60,938 22,701
Deferred tax liability 2,284 1,981
Capital lease liability, non-current portion 516 1,024
Deferred liability in connection with business acquisition 3,312
Severance liabilities 10,162 8,488
Other non-current liabilities 3,062 2,723
Total non-current liabilities 76,962 40,229
Total Liabilities 347,079 351,501
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders’ equity
Preferred shares (5,000,000 shares authorized, $0.01 par value; no shares
issued and outstanding as of June 29, 2018 and June 30, 2017)
Ordinary shares (500,000,000 shares authorized, $0.01 par value; 37,723,733 shares and 37,340,496 shares issued, and
36,434,630 shares and 37,340,496 shares outstanding 377 373
as of March 30, 2018 and June 30, 2017, respectively)
Additional paid-in capital 151,797 133,293
Treasury shares at cost (1,289,103 shares and zero shares as of

March 30, 2018 and June 30, 2017, respectively)

(42,401)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,257) (348)
Retained earnings 632,423 548,256
Total Shareholders’ Equity 740,939 681,574
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity $ 1,088,018 $ 1,033,075

FABRINET

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)

June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

Revenues $ 345,327 $ 370,454 $ 1,371,925 $ 1,420,490
Cost of revenues

(306,346)

(325,694)

(1,218,513)

(1,249,030)

Gross profit 38,981 44,760 153,412 171,460
Selling, general and administrative expenses (16,559) (15,057) (57,812) (65,626)
Expenses related to reduction in workforce (1,776)
Operating income 22,422 29,703 93,824 105,834
Interest income 1,371 507 3,925 1,977
Interest expense (1,107) (804) (3,606) (3,321)
Foreign exchange loss, net (877) (1,042) (6,587) (1,142)
Other income 35 112 473 509
Income before income taxes 21,844 28,476 88,029 103,857
Income tax expense 924 (1,075) (3,862) (6,742)
Net income 22,768 27,401 84,167 97,115
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax:
Change in net unrealized loss on marketable securities 29 20 (1,019) (471)
Change in net unrealized loss on derivative instruments (1) (158)
Change in foreign currency translation adjustment (1,247) 625 111 (310)
Total other comprehensive loss, net of tax (1,218) 645 (909) (939)
Net comprehensive income $ 21,550 $ 28,046 $ 83,258 $ 96,176
Earnings per share
Basic $ 0.62 $ 0.73 $ 2.26 $ 2.63
Diluted $ 0.60 $ 0.72 $ 2.21 $ 2.57
Weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding (thousands of shares)
Basic 36,828 37,334 37,257 36,927
Diluted 37,766 38,118 38,035 37,852

FABRINET
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Twelve Months Ended
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

Cash flows from operating activities
Net income for the period $ 84,167 $ 97,115
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities
Depreciation and amortization 29,087 23,793
Loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment 18 (30)
Loss on disposal of intangibles 447
Loss from sales and maturities of available-for-sale securities 364 822
Amortization of investment discount (506) (193)
Amortization of deferred debt issuance costs 994 1,396
Reversal of allowance for doubtful accounts (23) (1)
Unrealized loss on exchange rate and fair value of derivative instruments 4,222 1,884
Share-based compensation 22,581 26,507
Deferred income tax (2,074) 754
Other non-cash expenses 2,133 2,173
(Reversal of) Inventory obsolescence (436) 42
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Trade accounts receivable 17,852 (64,142)
Inventory (19,432) (53,802)
Other current assets and non-current assets (4,464) (2,231)
Trade accounts payable 3,502 38,293
Income tax payable (1,267) (67)
Other current liabilities and non-current liabilities 915 (1,379)
Net cash provided by operating activities 138,080 70,934
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of marketable securities (152,908) (122,778)
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities 61,795 39,578
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities 67,417 72,361
Payments in connection with business acquisition, net of cash acquired (9,917)
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (33,825) (68,262)
Purchase of intangibles (1,577) (1,768)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment 449 230
Net cash used in investing activities (58,649) (90,556)
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds of short-term loans from banks 5,000 27,500
Repayment of short-term loans from bank (1,003) (157)
Repayment of long-term loans from bank (11,212) (18,100)
Repayment of capital lease liability (417) (276)
Repurchase of ordinary shares (42,401)
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares under employee share option plans 1,436 5,890
Withholding tax related to net share settlement of restricted share units (5,509) (1,425)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (54,106) 13,432
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 25,325 (6,190)
Movement in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 137,137 142,804
Increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 25,325 (6,190)
Effect of exchange rate on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (1,029) 523
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 161,433 $ 137,137
Non-cash investing and financing activities
Construction, software-related and equipment-related payables $ 5,144 $ 8,434

FABRINET
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Continued)

The following table provides a reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash reported within the consolidated balance sheets that sum to the total of same amounts shown in the consolidated statements of cash flows:

(amount in thousands)

As of
June 29,
2018

As of
June 30,
2017

Cash and cash equivalents $ 158,102 $ 133,825
Restricted cash in connection with business acquisition

(non-current assets)

3,331

3,312

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash $ 161,433 $ 137,137

FABRINET
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
June 29, 2018 June 30, 2017 June 29, 2018 June 30, 2017
(in thousands of U.S. dollars,

except per share data)

Net
income

Diluted
EPS

Net
income

Diluted
EPS

Net
income

Diluted
EPS

Net
income

Diluted
EPS

GAAP measures 22,768 0.60 27,401 0.72 84,167 2.21 97,115 2.57
Items reconciling GAAP net (loss) income & EPS to non-GAAP net income & EPS:
Related to cost of revenues:
Share-based compensation expenses

1,507

0.04

1,133 0.03 6,784 0.18 5,318 0.14
Depreciation of fair value uplift

89

0.00

80 0.00 330 0.01 147 0.00

Total related to gross profit

1,596

0.04

1,213 0.03 7,114 0.19 5,465 0.14
Related to selling, general and administrative expenses:
Share-based compensation expenses

3,370

0.09

3,438 0.09 15,797 0.42 21,190 0.56
Expenses related to CEO search

100 0.00 204 0.01 203 0.01
Debt administration expenses

320

0.01

Amortization of intangibles

199

0.01

199

0.01

780

0.02

607

0.02

Business combination expenses

160 0.00 117 0.00 1,790 0.05
Severance payments 2,142 0.06 2,142 0.06 577 0.02
Total related to selling, general and administrative expenses

5,711

0.15

3,897

0.10

19,040

0.50

24,687

0.65

Related to other incomes and other expenses:
Loss on foreign currency contracts

(1,713)

(0.05)

Restructuring charges 1,776 0.05
Amortization of debt issuance costs 634 0.02 257 0.01 1,412 0.04 1,884 0.05
Total related to other incomes and other expenses 634 0.02 257 0.01 3,188 0.08 171 0.00
Total related to net income & EPS

7,941

0.21

5,367

0.14

29,342

0.77

30,323

0.80

Non-GAAP measures 30,709 0.81 32,768 0.86 113,509 2.98 127,438 3.37
Shares used in computing diluted net income per share
GAAP diluted shares 37,766 38,118 38,035 37,852
Non-GAAP diluted shares 37,766 38,118 38,035 37,852
FABRINET
RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES TO FREE CASH FLOW
(in thousands) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017
Net cash provided by operating activities $48,286 $10,546 $138,080 $70,934
Less: Purchase of property, plant and equipment (5,557) (11,038) (33,825) (68,262)
Non-GAAP free cash flow $42,729 ($492) $104,255 $2,672

FABRINET
GUIDANCE FOR QUARTER ENDING SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

Diluted
EPS
GAAP net income per diluted share: $0.58 to $0.61
Related to cost of revenues:
Share-based compensation expenses 0.05
Total related to gross profit 0.05
Related to selling, general and administrative expenses:
Share-based compensation expenses 0.16
Business combination expenses 0.01
Total related to selling, general and administrative expenses 0.17
Total related to net income & EPS 0.22
Non-GAAP net income per diluted share $0.80 to $0.83

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Investor Contact:
For Fabrinet
Garo Toomajanian
ir@fabrinet.com

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