TTM Technologies, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Results

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TTM Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:TTMI), a leading global printed circuit board (“PCB”) manufacturer, today reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015, which ended December 28, 2015.  Our results include the contribution from the Viasystems Group, Inc. ("Viasystems") acquisition, which was completed on May 31, 2015.

Fourth Quarter 2015 Highlights

  • Net sales were $668.9 million
  • GAAP net income attributable to stockholders was $9.5 million, or $0.09 per diluted share
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to stockholders was $31.5 million, or $0.31 per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $95.8 million
  • Free cash flow was $118.4 million

Fiscal Year 2015 Highlights

  • Net sales were $2.1 billion
  • GAAP net loss attributable to stockholders was $25.9 million, or $0.28 per share
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to stockholders was $81.1 million, or $0.87 per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $285.7 million
  • Free cash flow was $182.7 million

Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2015 were $668.9 million compared to $652.0 million in the third quarter of 2015 and $390.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.

GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $36.5 million compared to operating income of $23.6 million in the third quarter of 2015 and operating income of $26.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. 

GAAP net income attributable to stockholders for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $9.5 million, or $0.09 per diluted share.  This compares to GAAP net loss attributable to stockholders of $2.2 million, or $0.02 per share, in the third quarter of 2015 and GAAP net income of $13.9 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2014.  

On a non-GAAP basis, net income attributable to stockholders for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $31.5 million, or $0.31 per diluted share.  This compares to non-GAAP net income of $23.8 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2015 and $23.2 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2014.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $95.8 million, or 14.3 percent of net sales, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $87.6 million, or 13.4 percent of net sales, for the third quarter of 2015 and $60.5 million, or 15.5 percent of net sales, for the fourth quarter of 2014.

“Our solid fourth quarter execution combined with seasonal growth in the cellular phone end market and robust demand in the automotive and aerospace and defense end markets drove our sequential increases in gross margin, operating profit and strong free cash flow generation,” said Tom Edman, CEO of TTM.  “We are pleased to report non-GAAP earnings above the high end of our guidance range and revenue in line with expectations.  In addition, we generated $118 million in free cash flow during the quarter which we will use to repay $70-80 million of principal on our term loan late in the first quarter.”

Full Year 2015 Financial Results

Net sales for fiscal year 2015 increased to $2.1 billion from $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2014. 

GAAP operating income for fiscal year 2015 was $61.3 million, an increase from GAAP operating income of $46.5 million in fiscal year 2014.

GAAP net loss attributable to stockholders for fiscal year 2015 was $25.9 million, or $0.28 per share, compared to GAAP net income of $14.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2014.  The GAAP results were negatively impacted by approximately $59.4 million of expenses related to the acquisition and integration of Viasystems.

On a non-GAAP basis, net income attributable to stockholders for fiscal year 2015 was $81.1 million, or $0.87 per diluted share.  This compares to fiscal year 2014 non-GAAP net income of $39.3 million, or $0.47 per diluted share.

Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal year 2015 was $285.7 million, or 13.6 percent of net sales, compared to $166.0 million, or 12.5 percent of net sales, for fiscal year 2014.

“2015 was a transformational year for our company that culminated in the creation of one of today’s leading global PCB manufacturers with increased customer and end market diversity.  We delivered on our integration initiatives and exited the year having achieved 80% of our $55 million annualized synergy target,” continued Edman.

“We expect our leadership in a diverse set of end markets to pay-off in the first quarter of 2016 as anticipated strength in automotive and aerospace and defense markets will help to mitigate a seasonal downturn in the cellular phone market. We will continue to build on these strengths as we leverage TTM’s advanced technology position into the automotive market in particular.”

Business Outlook

For the first quarter of 2016, TTM estimates that revenue will be in the range of $570 million to $610 million, and non-GAAP net income will be in the range of $0.05 to $0.11 per diluted share. 

To Access the Live Webcast/Conference Call

TTM will host a conference call and webcast to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015 results and first quarter 2016 outlook on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time).  The conference call may include forward-looking statements.

Telephone access is available by dialing domestic 888-438-5535 or international 719-457-2648 (ID 4399593).  The conference call also will be webcast on TTM’s website at www.ttm.com.

To Access a Replay of the Webcast

The replay of the webcast will remain accessible for one week following the live event on TTM’s website at www.ttm.com

About TTM

TTM Technologies, Inc. is a leading global printed circuit board manufacturer, focusing on quick-turn and technologically advanced PCBs, backplane assemblies and electro-mechanical solutions. TTM stands for time-to-market, representing how TTM's time-critical, one-stop manufacturing services enable customers to shorten the time required to develop new products and bring them to market. Additional information can be found at www.ttm.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements that relate to future events or performance. TTM cautions you that such statements are simply predictions and actual events or results may differ materially. These statements reflect TTM's current expectations, and TTM does not undertake to update or revise these forward looking statements, even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied in this or other TTM statements will not be realized. Further, these statements involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond TTM's control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the successful integration of Viasystems, including, the planned plant combinations and closure, general market and economic conditions, including interest rates, currency exchange rates and consumer spending, demand for TTM's products, market pressures on prices of TTM's products, warranty claims, changes in product mix, contemplated significant capital expenditures and related financing requirements, TTM's dependence upon a small number of customers and other factors set forth in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of the Company's public reports filed with the SEC.

About Our Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release includes information about TTM’s adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per share, all of which are non-GAAP financial measures. TTM presents non-GAAP financial information to enable investors to see TTM through the eyes of management and to provide better insight into TTM’s ongoing financial performance. 

A material limitation associated with the use of the above non-GAAP financial measures is that they have no standardized measurement prescribed by GAAP and may not be comparable to similar non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies.  TTM compensates for these limitations by providing full disclosure of each non-GAAP financial measure and reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.  However, the non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

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