Press Release

TTM Technologies, Inc. Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2017 Results
Revenues and Operating Profits Exceed Expectations

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTMI), a leading global printed circuit board (“PCB”) manufacturer, today reported results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, which ended January 1st, 2018. 

Fourth Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Net sales were $739.3 million
  • GAAP net income attributable to stockholders was $49.2 million, or $0.40 per diluted share
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to stockholders was $61.2 million, or $0.57 per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $121.7 million
  • Cash flow from operations a record high of $152.7 million
  • Signed definitive agreement to acquire Anaren, Inc.

Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Results
Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2017 were $739.3 million, compared to $706.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 and $668.8 million in the third quarter of 2017.

GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $71.0 million, compared to $69.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 and $44.1 million in the third quarter of 2017. 

GAAP net income attributable to stockholders for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $49.2 million, or $0.40 per diluted share.  This compares to a GAAP net loss attributable to stockholders of $2.0 million, or $0.02 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2016 and a GAAP net income of $21.5 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2017. 

On a non-GAAP basis, net income attributable to stockholders for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $61.2 million, or $0.57 per diluted share. This compares to non-GAAP net income attributable to stockholders of $59.8 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2016 and $33.4 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $121.7 million, or 16.5 percent of net sales, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $128.5 million, or 18.2 percent of net sales, for the fourth quarter of 2016 and $85.7 million, or 12.9 percent of net sales, for the third quarter of 2017.

“TTM delivered the fifth consecutive quarter of year on year organic growth with revenues and operating performance that significantly exceeded expectations” said Tom Edman, CEO of TTM.  “On a year over year basis, the fastest growth in the fourth quarter came from the cellular and the aerospace and defense end markets.  This drove cash flow from operations to a record high of $152.7 million in the quarter.”

Full Year 2017 Financial Results
Net sales for fiscal year 2017 increased to $2.7 billion from $2.5 billion in fiscal year 2016, a 4.9% increase year over year.

GAAP operating income for fiscal year 2017 was $212.8 million, an increase from GAAP operating income of $173.5 million in fiscal year 2016.

GAAP net income attributable to stockholders for fiscal year 2017 was $124.2 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income attributable to stockholders of $34.9 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2016. 

On a non-GAAP basis, net income attributable to stockholders for fiscal year 2017 was $167.1 million, or $1.57 per diluted share. This compares to fiscal year 2016 non-GAAP net income attributable to stockholders of $142.3 million, or $1.40 per diluted share.

Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal year 2017 was $388.6 million, or 14.6 percent of net sales, compared to $395.4 million, or 15.6 percent of net sales, for fiscal year 2016.  

"2017 continued to validate TTM’s strategy of diversification, differentiation and discipline.  We saw solid organic growth in the aerospace and defense, cellular and computing end markets that more than offset the decline in the networking and communications end markets," continued Edman.  “I would like to thank our employees for their tremendous efforts to achieve these results for the year 2017.”

“In the first quarter of 2018, we face short term seasonal challenges in our consumer oriented cellular and computing end markets, but remain optimistic for full year growth in nearly all of our end markets driven by megatrends such as growing automotive electronic content, increased aerospace and defense procurement, and upgrades in cellular phones.”

Business Outlook
For the first quarter of 2018, TTM estimates that revenue will be in the range of $610 million to $660 million, and non-GAAP net income attributable to stockholders will be in the range of $0.22 to $0.28 per diluted share. 

To Access the Live Webcast/Conference Call
TTM will host a conference call and webcast to discuss fourth quarter 2017 results and first quarter 2018 outlook on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time).  The conference call will include forward-looking statements.

Telephone access is available by dialing domestic 800-239-9838 or international 323-794-2551 (ID 5818058).  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 volume production of 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, 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.

With respect to the Company’s outlook for non-GAAP net income attributable to stockholders per diluted share, we are unable to predict with reasonable certainty or without unreasonable effort certain items that may affect such measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Our expected non-GAAP net income attributable to stockholders per diluted share excludes primarily the future impact of restructuring actions, impairment charges, unusual gains and losses, and tax adjustments. These reconciling items are highly variable and difficult to predict due to various factors outside of management’s control and could have a material impact on our future period net income attributable to stockholders per diluted share calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.  Accordingly, a reconciliation of non-GAAP net income attributable to stockholders per diluted share to such measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP is not available without unreasonable effort and has not been provided.

Contact:
Sameer Desai,
Senior Director, Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Sameer.desai@ttmtech.com
714-327-3050

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Selected Unaudited Financial Information
(In thousands, except per share data)
                           
                           
          Fourth Quarter   Third Quarter   Full Year
          2017   2016   2017   2017   2016
                           
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS                    
                           
Net sales
  $ 739,349     $ 706,534     $ 666,814     $ 2,658,592     $ 2,533,359  
Cost of goods sold     607,488       573,689       569,980       2,229,011       2,109,744  
                           
Gross profit     131,861       132,845       96,834       429,581       423,615  
                           
Operating expenses:                    
Selling and marketing     17,081       16,848       16,269       65,856       66,366  
General and administrative     37,764       38,998       30,018       128,489       148,719  
Amortization of definite-lived intangibles     5,907       6,407       5,905       23,634       24,252  
Restructuring charges     65       946       100       1,190       8,951  
Impairment of long-lived assets     -       -       -       -       3,346  
(Gain)/loss on sale of assets     -       -       452       (2,348 )     (1,472 )
Total operating expenses     60,817       63,199       52,744       216,821       250,162  
                           
Operating income     71,044       69,646       44,090       212,760       173,453  
                           
Interest expense     (13,782 )     (15,267 )     (13,598 )     (53,898 )     (76,008 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt     -       (47,767 )     (768 )     (769 )     (47,767 )
Other, net
    (3,617 )     8,994       (6,984 )     (18,135 )     17,324  
                           
Income before income taxes     53,645       15,606       22,740       139,958       67,002  
Income tax provision     (4,329 )     (17,416 )     (1,205 )     (15,231 )     (31,427 )
                           
Net income (loss)   $ 49,316     $ (1,810 )   $ 21,535     $ 124,727     $ 35,575  
                           
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest     (105 )     (195 )     (82 )     (513 )     (714 )
Net income (loss) attributable to stockholders   $ 49,211     $ (2,005 )   $ 21,453     $ 124,214     $ 34,861  
                           
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to stockholders:                    
Basic
  $ 0.48     $ (0.02 )   $ 0.21     $ 1.22     $ 0.35  
Diluted
  $ 0.40     $ (0.02 )   $ 0.19     $ 1.04     $ 0.34  
                           
Weighted-average shares used in computing per share amounts:                    
Basic
    101,817       100,365       101,814       101,580       100,099  
Diluted
    133,170       100,365       131,596       132,476       101,482  
                           
                           
Reconciliation of the numerator and denominator used to calculate basic earnings per share and diluted earnings per share:            
                           
Net income attributable to stockholders   $ 49,211         $ 21,453     $ 124,214      
Add back items: interest expense, net of tax     3,508           3,469       13,803      
Adjusted net income attributable to stockholders   $ 52,719         $ 24,922     $ 138,017      
Weighted-average shares outstanding     101,817           101,814       101,580      
Dilutive effect of convertible debt     25,939           25,939       25,940      
Dilutive effect of warrants     2,938           2,151       2,799      
Dilutive effect of performance-based stock units, restricted stock units & stock options     2,476           1,692       2,157      
Diluted shares     133,170           131,596       132,476      
Earnings per share attributable to stockholders:                    
Basic
  $ 0.48         $ 0.21     $ 1.22      
Diluted
  $ 0.40         $ 0.19     $ 1.04      
                           
                           
SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA                     
          January 1, 2018   January 2, 2017            
Cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash   $ 409,326     $ 256,277              
Accounts and notes receivable, net     483,903       432,788              
Inventories
    294,588       269,212              
Total current assets     1,221,307       1,012,841              
Property, plant and equipment, net     1,056,845       966,638              
Other non-current assets     503,730       520,597              
Total assets     2,781,882       2,500,076              
                           
Short-term debt, including current portion of long-term debt   $ 4,578     $ 110,652              
Accounts payable     438,990       371,610              
Total current liabilities     720,356       689,065              
Debt, net of discount     975,479       909,030              
Total long-term liabilities     1,050,146       981,886              
Total equity     1,011,380       829,125              
Total liabilities and equity     2,781,882       2,500,076              
                           
SUPPLEMENTAL DATA                    
          Fourth Quarter   Third Quarter   Full Year
          2017   2016   2017   2017   2016
Gross margin     17.8 %     18.8 %     14.5 %     16.2 %     16.7 %
Operating margin     9.6 %     9.9 %     6.6 %     8.0 %     6.8 %
                           
End Market Breakdown:                    
          Fourth Quarter   Third Quarter        
          2017   2016   2017        
                           
Aerospace/Defense     15 %     14 %     16 %        
Automotive     18 %     19 %     20 %        
Cellular Phone     27 %     19 %     17 %        
Computing/Storage/Peripherals     10 %     12 %     14 %        
Medical/Industrial/Instrumentation     12 %     13 %     14 %        
Networking/Communications     17 %     21 %     17 %        
Other
    1 %     2 %     2 %        
                           
Stock-based Compensation:                    
          Fourth Quarter   Third Quarter        
          2017
  2016
  2017
       
Amount included in:                    
Cost of goods sold   $ 613     $ 469     $ 606          
Selling and marketing   $ 450       305       369          
General and administrative     3,921       2,426       3,703          
Total stock-based compensation expense   $ 4,984     $ 3,200     $ 4,678          
                           
                           
Operating Segment Data:                    
          Fourth Quarter   Third Quarter        
Net sales:   2017
  2016
  2017
       
PCB
  $ 688,572     $ 654,379     $ 609,742          
E-M Solutions     54,899       55,332       60,620          
Corporate       -          -          -           
Total sales     743,471       709,711       670,362          
Inter-segment sales       (4,122 )       (3,177 )       (3,548 )        
Total net sales   $   739,349     $   706,534     $   666,814          
                           
Operating segment income:                    
PCB
  $ 100,352     $ 95,208     $ 70,443          
E-M Solutions     2,799       3,029       2,870          
Corporate       (26,200 )       (22,184 )       (23,318 )        
Total operating segment income     76,951       76,053       49,995          
Amortization of definite-lived intangibles       (5,907 )       (6,407 )       (5,905 )        
Total operating income     71,044       69,646       44,090          
Total other expense       (17,399 )       (54,040 )       (21,350 )        
Income before income taxes   $   53,645     $   15,606     $   22,740          
                           
RECONCILIATIONS1                    
          Fourth Quarter   Third Quarter   Full Year
          2017
  2016
  2017
  2017
  2016
Non-GAAP gross profit reconciliation2:                    
GAAP gross profit   $ 131,861     $ 132,845     $ 96,834     $ 429,581     $ 423,615  
Add back item:                    
Stock-based compensation     613       469       606       2,252       1,630  
Non-GAAP gross profit   $ 132,474     $ 133,314     $ 97,440     $ 431,833     $ 425,245  
Non-GAAP gross margin     17.9 %     18.9 %     14.6 %     16.2 %     16.8 %
                           
Non-GAAP operating income reconciliation3:                    
GAAP operating income   $ 71,044     $ 69,646     $ 44,090     $ 212,760     $ 173,453  
Add back items:                    
Amortization of definite-lived intangibles     5,907       6,407       5,905       23,634       24,252  
Stock-based compensation     4,984       3,200       4,678       18,290       11,090  
(Gain)/loss on sale of assets     -       -       452       (2,348 )     (1,472 )
Impairments, restructuring, acquisition-related, and other charges     2,331       1,725       100       3,556       14,569  
Non-GAAP operating income   $ 84,266     $ 80,978     $ 55,225     $ 255,892     $ 221,892  
Non-GAAP operating margin     11.4 %     11.5 %     8.3 %     9.6 %     8.8 %
                           
Non-GAAP net income and EPS attributable to stockholders reconciliation4:                    
GAAP net income (loss) attributable to stockholders   $ 49,211     $ (2,005 )   $ 21,453     $ 124,214     $ 34,861  
Add back items:                    
Amortization of definite-lived intangibles     5,907       6,407       5,905       23,634       24,252  
Stock-based compensation     4,984       3,200       4,678       18,290       11,090  
Non-cash interest expense     3,017       2,697       2,699       11,069       19,180  
(Gain)/loss on sale of assets     -       -       452       (2,348 )     (1,472 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt     -       47,767       768       769       47,767  
Impairments, restructuring, acquisition-related, and other charges     2,331       1,725       100       3,556       14,569  
Income taxes5     (4,204 )     49       (2,643 )     (12,059 )     (7,987 )
Non-GAAP net income attributable to stockholders   $ 61,246     $ 59,840     $ 33,412     $ 167,125     $ 142,260  
Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share attributable to stockholders   $ 0.57     $ 0.58     $ 0.32     $ 1.57     $ 1.40  
                           
Non-GAAP diluted number of shares6:                    
Diluted shares     133,170       102,563       131,596       132,476       101,482  
Dilutive effect of convertible debt     (25,939 )     -       (25,939 )     (25,940 )     -  
Non-GAAP diluted number of shares     107,231       102,563       105,657       106,536       101,482  
                           
Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation7:                    
GAAP net income (loss)   $ 49,316     $ (1,810 )   $ 21,535     $ 124,727     $ 35,575  
Add back items:                    
Income tax provision (benefit)     4,329       17,416       1,205       15,231       31,427  
Interest expense     13,782       15,267       13,598       53,898       76,008  
Amortization of definite-lived intangibles     5,907       6,407       5,905       23,634       24,252  
Depreciation expense     41,090       38,539       37,496       150,809       156,229  
Stock-based compensation     4,984       3,200       4,678       18,290       11,090  
(Gain)/loss on sale of assets     -       -       452       (2,348 )     (1,472 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt     -       47,767       768       769       47,767  
Impairments, restructuring, acquisition-related, and other charges     2,331       1,725       100       3,556       14,569  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 121,739     $ 128,511     $ 85,737     $ 388,566     $ 395,445  
Adjusted EBITDA margin     16.5 %     18.2 %     12.9 %     14.6 %     15.6 %
                           
Free cash flow reconciliation:                    
Operating cash flow     152,691       97,650       71,366       332,755       298,336  
Capital expenditures, net     (32,209 )     (20,501 )     (22,877 )     (124,090 )     (81,498 )
Free cash flow   $ 120,482     $ 77,149     $ 48,489     $ 208,665     $ 216,838  
                           
1 This information provides a reconciliation of non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income attributable to stockholders, non-GAAP EPS attributable to stockholders, and adjusted EBITDA to the financial information in our consolidated condensed statements of operations.
                           
2 Non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin measures exclude stock-based compensation expense.
                           
3 Non-GAAP operating income and operating margin measures exclude amortization of intangibles, stock-based compensation expense, gain on sale of assets, acquisition-related costs, asset impairments, restructuring and other charges.
                           
4 This information provides non-GAAP net income attributable to stockholders and non-GAAP EPS attributable to stockholders, which are non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes that both measures -- which add back amortization of intangibles, stock-based compensation expense, non-cash interest expense on debt (before consideration of capitalized interest), gain on sale of assets, acquisition-related costs, asset impairments, restructuring and other charges as well as the associated tax impact of these charges and discrete tax items -- provide additional useful information to investors regarding the Company's ongoing financial condition and results of operations.
                           
5 Income tax adjustments reflect the difference between income taxes based on a non-GAAP tax rate and a forecasted annual GAAP tax rate.
                           
6 Non-GAAP diluted number of shares used in computing non-GAAP earnings per share attributable to stockholders excludes the dilutive effect of convertible debt.
                           
7 Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, amortization of intangibles, stock-based compensation expense, gain on sale of assets, acquisition-related costs, asset impairments, restructuring and other charges. We present adjusted EBITDA to enhance the understanding of our operating results, and it is a key measure we use to evaluate our operations.  In addition, we provide our adjusted EBITDA because we believe that investors and securities analysts will find adjusted EBITDA to be a useful measure for evaluating our operating performance and comparing our operating performance with that of similar companies that have different capital structures and for evaluating our ability to meet our future debt service, capital expenditures, and working capital requirements.  However, adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity or as an alternative to net income as a measure of operating results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
                           

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