Vishay Reports Results for Third Quarter 2011

  • Revenues for Q3 2011 of $638 million
  • EPS Q3 2011 of $0.31, or $0.32 excluding one-time executive compensation charge
  • Cash from operations for YTD September 2011 of $288 million and capital expenditures of $90 million
  • Continues to pursue recently announced growth plan of intensified internal growth through product innovation and expanded capacities supplemented by acquisitions despite macroeconomic uncertainty

MALVERN, Pa. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 1, 2011 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive components, today announced its results for the fiscal quarter and nine fiscal months ended October 1, 2011.

Revenues for the fiscal quarter ended October 1, 2011 were $637.6 million, compared to $694.4 million for the fiscal quarter ended October 2, 2010. The net earnings attributable to Vishay stockholders for the fiscal quarter ended October 1, 2011 were $50.5 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, compared to $89.8 million, or $0.47 per diluted share for the fiscal quarter ended October 2, 2010.

Revenues for the nine fiscal months ended October 1, 2011 were $2,042.6 million, compared to $2,036.5 million for the nine fiscal months ended October 2, 2010. The net earnings attributable to Vishay stockholders for the nine fiscal months ended October 1, 2011 were $207.9 million, or $1.22 per diluted share, compared to $211.9 million, or $1.10 per diluted share for the nine fiscal months ended October 2, 2010.

The results of operations for the fiscal quarter and the nine fiscal months ended October 1, 2011 include a pretax charge of $1.9 million for elements of executive compensation payable upon the resignation of the Company’s former Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Lior Yahalomi. The results of operations for the nine fiscal months ended October 1, 2011 also includes a pretax charge of $3.9 million to accelerate the recognition of certain executive compensation upon the death of Dr. Felix Zandman, the Company’s late Executive Chairman and Chief Technical and Business Development Officer, and $10.0 million of one-time tax expense related to the write-down of deferred tax assets in Israel to reflect the lower corporate income tax rate enacted in January 2011 on certain types of income earned after December 31, 2010. Adjusted net earnings per diluted share, which excludes these items, was $0.32 and $1.30, respectively, for the fiscal quarter and nine fiscal months ended October 1, 2011. There were no such reconciling items for the fiscal quarter and nine fiscal months ended October 2, 2010.

Commenting on the results for the third quarter 2011, Dr. Gerald Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “In the third quarter, Vishay was confronted with an unexpected drop of demand. Especially weak was the consumer market segment resulting in lower revenues and orders from Asia and from our distributors, strongly impacting our semiconductor businesses. We adapted manufacturing capacities quickly and were able to reduce internal inventories in the quarter. For the fourth quarter, we expect an inventory reduction at distribution.”

Dr. Paul continued, “We remain very confident in the unbroken growth of our end markets. We will continue to push the main elements of our growth plan, in particular new product and process development, design-in activities supplemented by selected acquisitions, preferably in the field of specialty products.”

Commenting on the outlook for the fourth quarter 2011 Dr. Paul stated, “Based on the low order intake, we anticipate revenues of between $555 and $595 million with a mainly volume-driven gross margin reduction.”

The Company expects to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the third fiscal quarter of 2011 with the Securities and Exchange Commission after the close of the markets on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. This financial report will be available for viewing and download at ir.vishay.com.

On July 6, 2010, Vishay Intertechnology successfully completed the spin-off of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (“VPG”) to its stockholders as an independent, publicly-traded company. Until July 6, 2010, VPG was part of Vishay Intertechnology and its assets, liabilities, results of operations, and cash flows are included in the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements through the date of the spin-off, including the nine fiscal months ended October 2, 2010, presented on the accompanying tables. Net earnings of VPG, included in the results of Vishay Intertechnology, were $5.8 million for the nine fiscal months ended October 2, 2010.

A conference call to discuss third quarter financial results is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 9:00 AM ET. The dial-in number for the conference call is 877-589-6174 (+1 706-643-1406 if calling from outside the United States or Canada) and the conference ID is 14236801.

There will be a replay of the conference call from 10:30 AM ET on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 through 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, November 6, 2011. The telephone number for the replay is 800-642-1687 (+1 706-645-9291 if calling from outside the United States or Canada) and the access code is 14236801.

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