August 20, 2019

Press Release

Tech Data Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Results

| 3/8/2018

CLEARWATER, Fla., March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter ended January  31, 2018.

  • Net sales were $11.1 billion, an increase of 49 percent compared to the prior-year quarter. The increase in net sales is primarily due to the addition of the Technology Solutions business acquired from Avnet, Inc. on February 27, 2017 ("Technology Solutions"). On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 40 percent.   
    • Americas: Net sales were $4.3 billion (39 percent of worldwide net sales), an increase of 59 percent compared to the prior-year quarter. The increase in net sales is primarily attributed to the addition of Technology Solutions. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 58 percent.  
    • Europe: Net sales were $6.5 billion (58 percent of worldwide net sales), an increase of 37 percent compared to the prior-year quarter. The increase in net sales is primarily attributed to the addition of Technology Solutions. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 24 percent.
    • Asia Pacific: Net sales were $0.3 billion (3 percent of worldwide net sales). Asia Pacific net sales are attributed to the addition of Technology Solutions.
  • Gross profit was $616.9 million, an increase of $245.8 million, or 66 percent compared to the prior-year quarter. As a percentage of net sales, gross profit was 5.56 percent compared to 5.00 percent in the prior-year quarter. The increase in gross profit and gross margin percentage is primarily due to the addition of Technology Solutions.  
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A") were $429.0 million, or 3.87 percent of net sales, compared to $253.9 million, or 3.42 percent of net sales in the prior-year quarter. Non-GAAP SG&A was $400.9 million, an increase of $152.0 million, or 61 percent, compared to the prior-year quarter. As a percentage of net sales, non-GAAP SG&A was 3.61 percent, compared to 3.35 percent in the prior-year quarter. The increase in both dollars and percentage of net sales, on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, is primarily due to the addition of Technology Solutions.
  • Worldwide operating income was $151.9 million, or 1.37 percent of net sales compared to $103.1 million or 1.39 percent of net sales in the prior-year quarter. Non-GAAP operating income was $216.0 million, an increase of $93.8 million, or 77 percent, compared to the prior-year quarter. As a percentage of net sales, non-GAAP operating income was 1.95 percent, an improvement of 31 basis points over the prior-year quarter.
    • Americas: Operating income was $53.9 million, or 1.26 percent of net sales, compared to $39.3 million, or 1.45 percent of net sales in the prior-year quarter. Non-GAAP operating income was $85.1 million, an increase of $37.7 million, or 80 percent, compared to the prior-year quarter. As a percentage of net sales, non-GAAP operating income was 1.98 percent, an improvement of 23 basis points over the prior-year quarter.
    • Europe: Operating income was $100.4 million, or 1.55 percent of net sales, compared to $66.7 million, or 1.41 percent of net sales in the prior-year quarter. Non-GAAP operating income was $130.4 million, an increase of $52.7 million, or 68 percent, compared to the prior-year quarter. As a percentage of net sales, non-GAAP operating income was 2.02 percent, an improvement of 37 basis points over the prior-year quarter.
    • Asia Pacific: Operating income was $5.7 million, or 1.69 percent of net sales. Non-GAAP operating income was $7.5 million, or 2.21 percent of net sales.
    • Stock-based compensation expense was $8.2 million, an increase of $5.2 million, compared to the prior-year quarter. This includes $1.2 million of acquisition and integration-related stock compensation expense. These expenses are excluded from the regional operating results and presented as a separate line item in the company's segment reporting (see the GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation in the financial tables of this press release).
  • Net income was $1.3 million, compared to $78.8 million in the prior-year quarter. Net income for the current quarter includes $95.4 million of income tax expenses incurred as a result of the transition tax and impact on deferred taxes from the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in December 2017. Non-GAAP net income was $134.7 million, an increase of $47.7 million, or 55 percent, compared to the prior-year quarter.
  • Earnings per share on a diluted basis ("EPS") were $0.03, compared to $2.22 in the prior year quarter. Non-GAAP EPS was $3.50, an increase of $1.05, or 43 percent compared to the prior-year quarter.
  • Net cash generated by operations during the quarter was $657 million.

Financial Highlights for the Fiscal Year Ended January 31, 2018:

  • Net sales were $36.8 billion, an increase of 40 percent compared to the prior year. The increase in net sales is primarily due to the addition of Technology Solutions. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 38 percent.
    • Americas: Net sales were $16.0 billion (43 percent of worldwide net sales), an increase of 54 percent compared to the prior year. The increase in net sales is primarily due to the addition of Technology Solutions. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 53 percent. 
    • Europe: Net sales were $19.7 billion (54 percent of worldwide net sales), an increase of 24 percent compared to the prior year. The increase in net sales is primarily due to the addition of Technology Solutions. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 21 percent.
    • Asia Pacific: Net sales were $1.1 billion (3 percent of worldwide net sales). Asia Pacific net sales are attributed to the addition of Technology Solutions.
  • Gross profit was $2.1 billion, an increase of $813.7 million, or 62 percent compared to the prior year. As a percentage of net sales, gross profit was 5.75 percent compared to 4.96 percent in the prior year. The increase in gross profit and gross margin percentage is primarily due to the addition of Technology Solutions. 
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A") were $1.6 billion, or 4.38 percent of net sales, compared to $984.2 million, or 3.75 percent of net sales in the prior year. Non-GAAP SG&A was $1.5 billion, an increase of $549.9 million, or 57 percent, compared to the prior year. As a percentage of net sales, non-GAAP SG&A was 4.11 percent, compared to 3.67 percent in the prior year. The increase in both dollars and percentage of net sales, on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, is primarily due to the addition of Technology Solutions.
  • Worldwide operating income was $410.1 million, or 1.12 percent of net sales compared to $291.9 million or 1.11 percent of net sales in the prior year. Non-GAAP operating income was $602.7 million, an increase of $263.8 million, or 78 percent, compared to the prior year. As a percentage of net sales, non-GAAP operating income was 1.64 percent, an improvement of 35 basis points over the prior year.
    • Americas: Operating income was $248.4 million, or 1.56 percent of net sales, compared to $144.2 million, or 1.39 percent of net sales in the prior year. Non-GAAP operating income was $333.7 million, an increase of $173.7 million, or 109 percent, compared to the prior year. As a percentage of net sales, non-GAAP operating income was 2.09 percent, an improvement of 55 basis points over the prior year.
    • Europe: Operating income was $173.6 million, or 0.88 percent of net sales, compared to $161.6 million, or 1.02 percent of net sales in the prior year. Non-GAAP operating income was $271.3 million, an increase of $78.4 million, or 41 percent, compared to the prior year. As a percentage of net sales, non-GAAP operating income was 1.38 percent compared to 1.22 percent in the prior year.
    • Asia Pacific: Operating income was $17.5 million, or 1.57 percent of net sales. Non-GAAP operating income was $23.3 million, or 2.09 percent of net sales.
    • Stock-based compensation expense was $29.4 million, an increase of $15.4 million, compared to the prior year. This includes $3.8 millionof acquisition and integration-related stock compensation expense. These expenses are excluded from the regional operating results and presented as a separate line item in the company's segment reporting (see the GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation in the financial tables of this press release).
  • Net income was $116.6 million, compared to $195.1 million in the prior year. Net income for the current fiscal year includes $95.4 million of income tax expenses incurred as a result of the transition tax and impact on deferred taxes from the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Non-GAAP net income was $348.3 million, an increase of $123.0 million, or 55 percent, compared to the prior year.
  • Earnings per share on a diluted basis ("EPS") were $3.05, compared to $5.51 in the prior year. Non-GAAP EPS was $9.11, an increase of $2.75, or 43 percent compared to the prior year.
  • Net cash generated by operations during the fiscal year was $1.1 billion.
  • Return on invested capital for the trailing twelve months was 5 percent, compared to 13 percent in the prior year. Adjusted return on invested capital for the trailing twelve months was 12 percent, compared to 14 percent in the prior year.

"Our strong fourth-quarter performance completes a historic and transformational year for Tech Data," said Robert M. Dutkowsky, chairman and chief executive officer. "During fiscal 2018, we closed the acquisition of Avnet's Technology Solutions business and introduced the new Tech Data - a global company that is redefining technology distribution with a unique end-to-end product and services portfolio and highly specialized skills. Fiscal 2018 was also a year of significant strategic and financial progress, posting the highest sales, non-GAAP earnings and cash flow from operations in our history and revealing the enhanced earnings power and strong cash flow profile of the new Tech Data . This strong financial performance enabled us to pay down $850 million of debt and attain our post-acquisition target leverage ratio well ahead of our 18 to 24-month plan. Our employees, customers and vendor partners are excited about the value the new Tech Data brings to the market today, as well as the future promise of our company."

Business Outlook

Please note, the Business Outlook for worldwide net sales provided below is based on the new revenue recognition standard ("ASC 606") that the Company adopted as of February 1, 2018.

  • For the quarter ending April 30, 2018, the Company anticipates worldwide net sales to be in the range of $8.0 billion to $8.3 billion.
  • For the quarter ending April 30, 2018, the Company anticipates EPS to be in the range of $0.37 to $0.67 and non-GAAP EPS to be in the range of $1.30 to $1.60.
  • This guidance assumes an average U.S. dollar to euro exchange rate of $1.22 to €1.00. 
  • This guidance assumes weighted average diluted shares outstanding of 38.6 million.
  • For the quarter ending April 30, 2018, the Company anticipates its effective tax rate will be in the range of 27 percent to 29 percent. For the fiscal year ending January 31, 2019, the Company expects its effective tax rate will be in the range of 26 percent to 28 percent, primarily related to the decrease in the U.S. federal income tax rate as a result of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

About Tech Data  

Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" for nine straight years. To find out more, visit www.techdata.com or follow us on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook.

 

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