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Flextronics International Ltd. (FLEX) Q3 Revenues Meet Guidance, EPS Tops by a Penny – Earnings Call This Afternoon

Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX), a provider of innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services, today posted its third-quarter 2015 financial results, marked by record adjusted earnings per share (EPS), an increase in operating margin, and better-than-expected operating income.

Net sales for the third quarter ended December 31, 2015, were approximately $6.8 billion, in line with the company’s previously provided revenue guidance range of $6.2 billion-$6.8 billion. Adjusted EPS of $0.35 topped the company’s previously provided guidance range of $0.28-$0.34, and represents the all-time highest quarterly adjusted EPS in the company’s history.

Third-quarter adjusted operating income increased 20% sequentially and 14% year-over-year to $236 million, edging the guidance range of $195 million-$235 million. Adjusted operating margin expanded 40 basis points sequentially and 60 basis points year-over-year to 3.5%.

“We continue to position our company as a leader in the IoT space, and our third quarter demonstrated sequential growth across all four of our business groups, resulting from new programs and an improving engagement model,” Mike McNamara, chief executive officer at FLEX, stated in the news release. “Operating margins improved both sequentially and year-over-year, a testament to the stronger value proposition we are delivering to our customers.”

The company also reported $278 million in cash flow from operations and $158 million in free cash flow during the quarter, which CFO Chris Collier said “reflects our strong discipline and execution and enables our consistent stock repurchase.”

For the fourth quarter ending March 31, 2016, Flex said it expects non-GAAP EPS of $0.25-$0.31 on sales between $5.5 billion-$6.1 billion. GAAP EPS is expected to be lower than the adjusted EPS guidance by approximately $0.07 per diluted share for estimated intangible amortization and stock-based compensation expense.

Flex management will hold an earnings call today at 5 p.m. ET. The conference call will be broadcast via the Internet and may be accessed by logging on to the company’s website at Additional information in the form of a slide presentation may also be found on the company’s site, and a replay of the broadcast will remain available on the company’s website afterward.

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