St. Petersburg, FL June 21, 2007 - Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), today reported results for its third quarter of fiscal 2007, ended May 31, 2007. "We are pleased with the improvements we have made both in operating efficiencies and progress on our balance sheet metrics," said President and C.E.O. Timothy L. Main.
(Definitions used in the narrative below: "GAAP" is understood to reflect generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America. Jabil defines core operating income as GAAP operating income before amortization of intangibles, stock-based compensation expense and related charges, acquisition-related charges and restructuring and impairment charges. Jabil defines core operating margin as core operating income divided by net revenue. Jabil defines core earnings as GAAP net income before amortization of intangibles, stock-based compensation expense and related charges, acquisition-related charges, restructuring and impairment charges and certain other income/loss, net of tax. Jabil defines core earnings per share as core earnings divided by the weighted average number of outstanding shares determined under GAAP. Jabil reports core operating income, core earnings and core earnings per share to provide investors with an alternative method for assessing operating income, earnings and earnings per share from what it believes are its core manufacturing operations. See the accompanying reconciliation of Jabil's core operating income to its GAAP operating income and Jabil's core earnings and core earnings per share to its GAAP net income and GAAP earnings per share and additional information in the supplemental information below.)
Third Quarter 2007 Operational and Balance Sheet Sequential Highlights
Third Quarter 2007 Year-over-Year Results
Net revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 increased to $3.0 billion compared to $2.6 billion for the same period of fiscal 2006. On a GAAP basis, operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 decreased to $33.6 million compared to $77.3 million for the same period of fiscal 2006. On a GAAP basis, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 decreased to $6.2 million compared to $64.2 million for the same period in fiscal 2006. GAAP diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 decreased to $0.03 compared to $0.30 for the same period of fiscal 2006.
Jabil's third quarter of fiscal 2007 core operating income decreased to $87.1 million or 2.9 percent of net revenue compared to $93.4 million or 3.6 percent of net revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2006. Core earnings decreased to $47.4 million compared to $78.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2006. Core earnings per share decreased to $0.23 per diluted share for the period compared to $0.36 for the third quarter of fiscal 2006.
"We will continue to focus on making step by step improvements in our operational efficiency and in our financial performance. We believe we are on the right path and intend to demonstrate this to our investors over the next several quarters," said President and C.E.O. Timothy L. Main.
Jabil said it expects revenue for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2007 to remain at the $3.0 billion level, with an estimated core operating margin range of 3.0 to 3.5 percent. The company said its core earnings per share are anticipated to be in a range of $0.25 to $0.31 per diluted share. Under GAAP, earnings per share are estimated to be $0.07 to $0.16 per diluted share. (Expected GAAP earnings per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 are currently estimated to include $0.04 per share for amortization of intangibles, $0.05 per share for stock-based compensation and related charges and $0.06 to $0.09 per share for restructuring and impairment charges.)
The financial results disclosed in this release include certain measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. In addition to the GAAP financial measures, Jabil provides supplemental, non-GAAP financial measures to facilitate evaluation of Jabil's core operating performance. The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed in this release exclude certain amounts that are included in the most directly comparable GAAP measures. The non-GAAP or core financial measures disclosed in this release do not have standard meanings and may vary from the non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Management believes core financial measures (which exclude the effects of the amortization of intangibles, stock-based compensation expense and related charges, acquisition-related charges, restructuring and impairment charges and certain other income/loss) are a useful measure that facilitates evaluating the past and future performance of Jabil's ongoing operations on a comparable basis. Jabil reports core operating income, core operating margin, core earnings and core earnings per share to provide investors with an alternative method for assessing operating income, earnings and earnings per share from what it believes are its core manufacturing operations. Included in this release is a Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings as well as a reconciliation of the disclosed core financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.
Company Conference Call Information
Jabil will hold a conference call to discuss the third fiscal quarter 2007 earnings today at 4:30 p.m. EDT live on the Internet at http://jabil.com. The earnings conference call will be recorded and archived for playback on the web at http://jabil.com. A taped replay of the conference call will also be available June 21, 2007 at approximately 7:30 p.m. EDT through midnight on June 28, 2007. To access the replay, call (800) 642-1687 from within the United States, or (706) 645-9291 outside the United States. The pass code is 9977748. An archived webcast of the conference call will be available at http://jabil.com/investors/.
Jabil is an electronic product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, manufacturing and product management services to global electronics and technology companies. Jabil helps bring electronics products to the market faster and more cost effectively by providing complete product supply chain management around the world. With more than 75,000 employees and facilities in 20 countries, Jabil provides comprehensive, individualized-focused solutions to customers in a broad range of industries. Jabil common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, "JBL". Further information is available on the company's website: jabil.com.
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This news release contains forward-looking statements, including those regarding the anticipated outlook for our business, our currently expected fourth quarter fiscal year 2007 net revenue and earnings results, our long-term outlook for our company and improvements in our operational efficiency and in our financial performance. The statements in this news release are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the Securities and Exchange Commission having views different from ours on the results of the review of our past stock option grants conducted by a Special Committee of our Board and Governmental Authorities and the review of our historical recognition of our revenue by our Audit Committee; the impact of the restatement of our financial statements and any other actions that may be taken or required as a result of any of such reviews; risks and costs inherent in litigation, including any pending or future litigation relating to our stock option grants, the restatement of our financial statements as a result of the evaluation of our historical stock option practices and revenue recognition and associated financial statements or any declines on the price of our stock; whether our realignment of our capacity will adversely affect our cost structure, ability to service customers and labor relations; and our ability to successfully address the challenges associated with integrating our acquisition of Green Point; our ability to take advantage of perceived benefits of offering customers vertically integrated services; our ability to effectively address certain operational issues that have adversely affected certain of our US operations; changes in technology; competition; anticipated growth for us and our industry that may not occur; managing rapid growth; managing any rapid declines in customer demand that may occur; our ability to successfully consummate acquisitions; managing the integration of businesses we acquire; risks associated with international sales and operations; retaining key personnel; our dependence on a limited number of large customers; business and competitive factors generally affecting the electronic manufacturing services industry, our customers and our business; other factors that we may not have currently identified or quantified; and other risks, relevant factors and uncertainties identified in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2006, subsequent Reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K and our other securities filings. Jabil disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.