Belden Reports Strong Results in First Quarter 2013

Belden Reports Strong Results in First Quarter 2013

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Belden Inc. (NYS: BDC) , a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, today reported fiscal first quarter 2013 results for the period ended March 31, 2013.

First Quarter Highlights

  • Grew revenue by 15.4% year-over-year;

  • Improved adjusted operating income margin to 13.1%, increasing 400 basis points from 9.1% in the year-ago period;

  • Increased adjusted income from continuing operations per diluted share to $0.84, up 82.6% over last year's $0.46 per diluted share;

  • Purchased 612,982 shares of Belden common stock for $31.25 million during the quarter, bringing the total program-to-date shares repurchased to 4.32 million shares under both the previously announced program and recently announced extension, and

  • Raised full-year guidance for fiscal 2013 adjusted income from continuing operations per diluted share to $3.49 - $3.69.


First Quarter 2013

Revenue for the quarter totaled $507.5 million, up $67.9 million, or 15.4%, compared to $439.6 million in the first quarter 2012. Operating income margin in the first quarter was 8.7%, increasing 30 basis points from 8.4% in the year-ago period. Income from continuing operations per diluted share totaled $0.49, compared to $0.42 in the first quarter 2012, a year-over-year increase of 16.7%.

Adjusted revenue for the quarter totaled $510.4 million, up $70.8 million, or 16.1%, compared to $439.6 million in the first quarter 2012. On an organic basis, revenue was down slightly compared to the same period last year. Adjusted income from continuing operations per diluted share totaled $0.84, compared to $0.46 in the first quarter 2012, an increase of 82.6%. A non-GAAP reconciliation table is provided as an appendix to this release.

John Stroup, President and CEO of Belden Inc., said, "We're pleased with our strong start to the year. As expected, our two industrial platforms performed well in the quarter, and they more than offset demand weakness in our European and enterprise markets. Year-over-year operating income margin expansion is a clear highlight and a direct result of our business transformation and commitment to continuous improvement."

Outlook

"Although the global macroeconomic environment has proven challenging and difficult to predict, we feel confident that our portfolio, business system, and focus on execution provide a level of stability and predictability. Therefore, we are increasing our earnings outlook for the full year," said Mr. Stroup.

Belden is now organized around four new global business segments: Broadcast, Enterprise Connectivity, Industrial Connectivity, and Industrial IT. Management believes that this will allow the Company to better execute its strategic plan, which includes the Market Delivery System and Lean Enterprise.

The Company expects second quarter 2013 revenues to be $530 - $540 million and adjusted income from continuing operations per diluted share to be $0.90 - $0.95. For the full year ending December 31, 2013, the Company expects revenues to be $2.07 - $2.12 billion and adjusted income from continuing operations per diluted share to be $3.49 - $3.69.

Earnings Conference Call

Management will host a conference call today at 10:30 a.m. Eastern to discuss results of the quarter. The listen-only audio of the conference call will be broadcast live via the Internet at http://investor.belden.com. The dial-in number for participants in the U.S. is 888-599-8685; the dial-in number for participants outside the U.S. is 913-312-0403. A replay of this conference call will remain accessible in the investor relations section of the Company's website for a limited time.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

Adjusted results are non-GAAP measures that reflect certain adjustments the Company makes to provide insight into operating results. All GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations accompany the consolidated financial statements included in this release and have been published to the investor relations section of the Company's website at http://investor.belden.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this release other than historical facts are "forward looking statements" made in reliance upon the safe harbor of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements include any statements regarding future revenues, costs and expenses, operating income, earnings per share, margins, cash flows, dividends, and capital expenditures. These forward looking statements are based on forecasts and projections about the markets and industries served by the Company and about general economic conditions. They reflect management's beliefs and expectations. They are not guarantees of future performance and they involve risk and uncertainty. The Company's actual results may differ materially from these expectations. Changes in the global economy may impact the Company's results. Turbulence in financial markets may increase the Company's borrowing costs. Additional factors that may cause actual results to differ from the Company's expectations include: the Company's reliance on key distributors in marketing products; the Company's ability to execute and realize the expected benefits from strategic initiatives (including revenue growth, cost control, and productivity improvement programs); changes in the level of economic activity in the Company's major geographic markets; difficulties in realigning manufacturing capacity and capabilities among the Company's global manufacturing facilities; the competitiveness of the global broadcast, enterprise, and industrial markets; variability in the Company's quarterly and annual effective tax rates; changes in accounting rules and interpretation of these rules which may affect the Company's reported earnings; changes in currency exchange rates and political and economic uncertainties in the countries where the Company conducts business; demand for the Company's products; the cost and availability of materials including copper, plastic compounds derived from fossil fuels, electronic components, and other materials; energy costs; the Company's ability to achieve acquisition performance expectations and to integrate acquired businesses successfully; the ability of the Company to develop and introduce new products; the Company having to recognize charges that would reduce income as a result of impairing goodwill and other intangible assets; security risks and the potential for business interruption from operating in volatile countries; disruptions or failures of the Company's (or the Company's suppliers or customers) systems or operations in the event of a major earthquake, weather event, cyber-attack, terrorist attack, or other catastrophic event that could cause delays in completing sales, providing services, or performing other mission-critical functions; and other factors. For a more complete discussion of risk factors, please see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, filed with the SEC on February 28, 2013. Belden disclaims any duty to update any forward looking statements as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise.

About Belden

Belden Inc., a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovation solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.belden.com; follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc.

BELDEN INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2013

April 1, 2012

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Revenues

$

507,473

$

439,600

Cost of sales

(340,120

)

(306,801

)

Gross profit

167,353

132,799

Selling, general and administrative expenses

(91,982

)

(81,522

)

Research and development

(20,425

)

(13,808

)

Amortization of intangibles

(12,977

)

(3,084

)

Income from equity method investment

2,271

2,741

Operating income

44,240

37,126

Interest expense

(15,905

)

(11,919

)

Interest income

108

351

Income from continuing operations before taxes

28,443

25,558

Income tax expense

(6,198

)

(5,819

)

Income from continuing operations

22,245

19,739

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

-

4,536

Net income

$

22,245

$

24,275

Weighted average number of common shares and equivalents:

Basic

44,420

45,912

Diluted

45,427

46,938

Basic income per share

Continuing operations

$

0.50

$

0.43

Discontinued operations

-

0.10

Net income

$

0.50

$

0.53

Diluted income per share

Continuing operations

$

0.49

$

0.42

Discontinued operations

-

0.10

Net income

$

0.49

$

0.52

Comprehensive income

$

14,892

$

34,901

Dividends declared per share

$

0.05

$

0.05

BELDEN INC.

OPERATING SEGMENT INFORMATION

(Unaudited)

Three months ended

March 31, 2013

April 1, 2012

External customer revenues:

(In thousands)

Broadcast Solutions

$

155,586

$

70,057

Enterprise Connectivity Solutions

116,627

124,352

Industrial Connectivity Solutions

176,721

169,633

Industrial IT Solutions

58,539

50,882

All other

-

24,676

Consolidated

$

507,473

$

439,600

Operating income (loss):

Broadcast Solutions

$

(146

)

$

1,168

Enterprise Connectivity Solutions

8,835

9,752

Industrial Connectivity Solutions

24,449

18,973

Industrial IT Solutions

9,517

5,713

All other

-

(542

)

Total segments

42,655

35,064

Eliminations

(686

)

(679

)

Income from equity method investment

2,271

2,741

Consolidated

$

44,240

$

37,126

BELDEN INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

March 31, 2013

December 31, 2012

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

469,406

$

395,095

Receivables, net

301,400

300,864

Inventories, net

219,068

215,282

Deferred income taxes

17,903

19,885

Other current assets

23,013

28,456

Total current assets

1,030,790

959,582

Property, plant and equipment, less accumulated depreciation

302,767

307,048

Goodwill

778,989

778,708

Intangible assets, less accumulated amortization

417,390

428,273

Deferred income taxes

45,745

46,970

Other long-lived assets

72,298

64,002

$

2,647,979

$

2,584,583

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

191,376

$

183,672

Accrued liabilities

138,287

166,272

Current maturities of long-term debt

15,328

15,678

Current liabilities of discontinued operations

-

86,860

Total current liabilities

344,991

452,482

Long-term debt

1,317,997

1,135,527

Postretirement benefits

140,690

144,320

Other long-term liabilities

41,842

40,394

Stockholders' equity:

Common stock

503

503

Additional paid-in capital

593,010

598,180

Retained earnings

481,750

461,756

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(37,918

)

(30,565

)

Treasury stock

(234,886

)

(218,014

)

Total stockholders' equity

802,459

811,860

$

2,647,979

$

2,584,583

BELDEN INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2013

April 1, 2012

(In thousands)

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income

$

22,245

$

24,275

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

22,546

12,157

Share-based compensation

3,419

2,977

Provision for inventory obsolescence

474

2,491

Pension funding less than pension expense

798

756

Income from equity method investment

(2,271

)

(2,741

)

Tax benefit related to share-based compensation

(4,227

)

(4,119

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of the effects of currency exchange rate changes and acquired businesses:

Receivables

(9,785

)

11,904

Inventories

(2,723

)

(4

)

Accounts payable

5,520

(5,634

)

Accrued liabilities

(30,347

)

(30,141

)