Celestica Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

(PRNewswire) —  Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Third Quarter 2014 Highlights

  • Revenue: $1.423 billion, within the range of our guidance of $1.40 to $1.50 billion (announced July 24, 2014), decreased 5% compared to the third quarter of 2013
  • Revenue from our diversified end market grew 7% from the third quarter of 2013 to represent 29% of total revenue, up from 26% of total revenue for the third quarter of 2013
  • Operating margin (non-IFRS): 3.9%, compared to 3.2% for the third quarter of 2013
  • IFRS EPS: $0.19 per share, compared to $0.31 per share for the third quarter of 2013
  • Adjusted EPS (non-IFRS): $0.26 per share, towards the high end of our guidance of $0.21 to $0.27 per share (announced July 24, 2014), compared to $0.22 per share for the third quarter of 2013
  • ROIC (non-IFRS): 21.3%, compared to 19.8% for the third quarter of 2013
  • Free cash flow (non-IFRS): $92.7 million, compared to $10.4 million for the third quarter of 2013
  • Repurchased and cancelled an aggregate of 1.7 million subordinate voting shares for $20.4 million under our Normal Course Issuer Bid (NCIB) that was completed in August 2014
  • Launched a new NCIB (accepted by the Toronto Stock Exchange in September 2014), pursuant to which 0.7 million subordinate voting shares were repurchased for cancellation for $7.4 million

"Celestica delivered strong operating margin and free cash flow performance in the third quarter driven primarily through our continued focus on operational excellence and favorable program mix," said Craig Muhlhauser, Celestica's President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Despite overall demand softness in the third quarter, primarily in our Communications end market, we improved our adjusted operating margin and generated higher free cash flow compared to the second quarter of this year, as well as to the same period of 2013. While we expect the overall business environment to remain challenging in the near term, we remain committed to investing for the future growth and profitability of Celestica while achieving improvements in our margins, ROIC and free cash flow."

Third Quarter and Year-to-Date Summary


Three months ended
September 30


Nine months ended

September 30


2013


2014


2013


2014

Revenue (in millions)..........................................................

$

1,491.9



$

1,423.1



$

4,359.4



$

4,207.0














IFRS net earnings (in millions)(i).......................................

$

57.4



$

34.4



$

95.9



$

112.6


IFRS EPS(i)............................................................................

$

0.31



$

0.19



$

0.52



$

0.62














Adjusted net earnings (non-IFRS) (in millions) (ii) .........

$

41.5



$

47.2



$

110.1



$

139.2


Adjusted EPS (non-IFRS) (ii) ...............................................

$

0.22



$

0.26



$

0.59



$

0.77


Non-IFRS return on invested capital (ROIC) (ii) ...............

19.8

%


21.3

%


17.4

%


19.0

%

Non-IFRS operating margin (ii) ...........................................

3.2

%


3.9

%


2.9

%


3.5

%

i.   


International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) net earnings for the third quarter of 2014 included an aggregate charge of $0.04 (pre-tax) per share for employee stock-based compensation expense and amortization of intangible assets (excluding computer software). This is within the range we provided on July 24, 2014 of an aggregate charge of between $0.03 and $0.07 per share for these items (see the tables in Schedule 1 attached hereto for per-item charges).

ii.  


Non-IFRS measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other public companies that use IFRS or other generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). See "Non-IFRS Supplementary Information" below for information on our rationale for the use of non-IFRS measures, and Schedule 1 for, among other items, non-IFRS measures included in this press release, as well as their definitions, uses, and a reconciliation of non-IFRS to IFRS measures (where a comparable IFRS measure exists).


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