Plexus Announces Fiscal Second Quarter Financial Results

NEENAH, WI — Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ: PLXS) today announced financial results for our fiscal second quarter ended April 2, 2022, and guidance for our fiscal third quarter ending July 2, 2022.

  • Reports fiscal second quarter revenue of $889 million, GAAP operating margin of 4.0% and GAAP diluted EPS of $0.95, including $0.21 of stock-based compensation expense
  • Initiates fiscal third quarter revenue guidance of $885 to $925 million with GAAP diluted EPS of $1.02 to $1.18, including $0.21 of stock-based compensation expense

Fiscal Second Quarter 2022 Information

  • Won 38 manufacturing programs during the quarter representing $313 million in annualized revenue when fully ramped into production
  • Trailing four quarter manufacturing wins exceed $1.1 billion in annualized revenue when fully ramped into production
  • Purchased $25.0 million of our shares at an average price of $81.79 per share under our share repurchase program, leaving $11.7 million of our current $50 million authorization remaining

Todd Kelsey, CEO, commented, “Our focus on delivering operational excellence for our customers resulted in fiscal second quarter revenue of $889 million and GAAP EPS of $0.95, both exceeding our guidance range. Our engineering, supply chain, manufacturing and aftermarket services teams all played important roles in delivering the upside performance.”

Mr. Kelsey continued, “Our go-to-market team continues to produce exceptional results positioning us for sustained growth. Fiscal second quarter new manufacturing program wins totaled $313 million in annual revenue when fully ramped into production, reflecting the best quarterly performance in a decade and nearly an all-time record. This exceptional performance propelled our trailing four-quarter wins to another record high of more than $1.1 billion. In addition to the strong wins, our funnel of qualified manufacturing opportunities expanded to a record level of $3.4 billion. Momentum in manufacturing wins and qualified opportunities, when combined with robust new engineering engagements for the second consecutive quarter, supports our 9% to 12% revenue CAGR goal.”

Patrick Jermain, Executive Vice President and CFO, commented, “We generated $53 million in free cash flow during the fiscal second quarter, a result that was double our net income and exceeded our projections. The fiscal second quarter cash cycle of 98 days was favorable to our expectations and sequentially lower by five days as we benefited from increased revenue and continued progress on our working capital initiatives. While we expect an investment in working capital during the fiscal third quarter to support projected revenue growth, we anticipate generating positive free cash flow for the second half of fiscal 2022.”

Mr. Kelsey further commented, “We are guiding fiscal third quarter revenue of $885 to $925 million, which reflects the benefits of ongoing strong customer demand and new program ramps as well as the challenges created by continued supply chain constraints. We anticipate the revenue ramp will further leverage an operating cost structure built to support much greater levels of customer demand, resulting in expanded GAAP operating margin of 4.4% to 4.9% and GAAP EPS of $1.02 to $1.18.”

Mr. Kelsey concluded, “We are encouraged by the accelerating momentum demonstrated by our fiscal second quarter performance. We now see the potential to deliver quarterly sequential revenue growth through fiscal 2022 and into fiscal 2023 with expansion in GAAP EPS.”

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