Jabil Circuit, Inc.
Dec 19, 2008
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Jabil Reports Quarterly Results & Provides Outlook

Diversification Lessens Macro Environment Forces

Jabil Reports Fiscal 2009 First Quarter Results

Diversification Lessens Macro Environment Forces

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Statement of Income and Balance Sheet Data for First Quarter 2009

Forward - Looking Statement

St. Petersburg, FL - December 19, 2008...Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), today reported its preliminary, unaudited financial results for the company's first quarter of fiscal year 2009, ended November 30, 2008. "Our diversification and new business wins helped soften the impact of deteriorating economic conditions," said President and CEO Timothy L. Main.

(Definitions used: "GAAP" means 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.)

First Quarter 2009
Net revenue for the first fiscal quarter of fiscal year 2009 remained consistent at $3.4 billion compared to the same period of fiscal 2008.

Preliminary GAAP operating income for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 decreased 21 percent to $77.7 million compared to $98.9 million for the same period of fiscal 2008. Preliminary GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 decreased 25 percent to net income of $46.2 million compared to $62.0 million of net income for the same period in fiscal 2008. Preliminary GAAP diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 decreased 27 percent to net income per share of $0.22 compared to $0.30 of earnings per share for the same period of fiscal 2008. The preceding preliminary GAAP results are subject to further potential change pending the Company's completion of its review of goodwill for potential impairment this fiscal quarter. See below for additional discussions.

Jabil's first quarter of fiscal 2009 core operating income decreased 17 percent to $101.2 million or 3.0 percent of net revenue compared to $122.1 million or 3.6 percent of net revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2008. Core earnings decreased 16 percent to $62.8 million compared to $74.6 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2008. Core earnings per share decreased 17 percent to $0.30 per diluted share for the period compared to $0.36 for the first quarter of fiscal 2008.

Sequential First Quarter 2009 Operational and Balance Sheet Highlights

Potential Goodwill Impairment
Due to the deteriorating macro-economic environment, illiquidity in the credit markets, declines in the stock market and the decline in the price of the Company's common stock, the Company has experienced a significant decline in its market capitalization. As a result the Company has determined that an indicator of potential goodwill impairment is present for its first fiscal quarter. Accordingly, the Company has commenced performing a goodwill impairment analysis using the two-step approach as required under Statement on Financial Accounting Standards, No. 142 "Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets". The Company currently anticipates having such analysis completed in early January. In the event that the Company determines that its goodwill is impaired in whole or part, a non-cash charge, which could be significant and would reduce reported GAAP net income and earnings per share for the fiscal first quarter of 2009, would be required. The maximum goodwill balance that would be subject to such assessment of impairment as of November 30, 2008 is approximately $1.1 billion. The non-cash charge, if any, would not impact the non-GAAP financial information presented in this press release.

Business Update
The Company expects the second fiscal quarter of 2009 net revenue in a range of $2.8 billion to $3.0 billion, with an estimated core operating margin of 2.1 percent. Jabil said its core earnings per share for its second quarter of fiscal 2009 are anticipated to be in a range of $0.12 to $0.16 per diluted share. GAAP earnings per share are estimated to be $0.04 to $0.08 per diluted share. (GAAP for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 earnings per share are currently estimated to include $0.03 per share for amortization of intangibles and $0.05 per share for stock-based compensation and related charges.)

"We are taking a conservative position regarding demand for our second quarter," said Jabil President and CEO Tim Main. "Although end markets are weak, the opportunity to expand our market share in targeted areas is very good. We intend to capitalize on the present opportunities to ensure a more robust future when end markets stabilize and the recovery cycle begins," said Main.

Main also reminded investors of Jabil's financial position. "Liquidity and a resilient balance sheet are key advantages in this market environment. The $1.4 billion of liquidity we enjoyed at the end of our first quarter should improve as our working capital and capital expenditure requirements decline during our second quarter." Jabil has nearly $600 million in cash and $800 million available under a five-year revolving credit facility expiring in 2012.

Supplemental Information
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 are Condensed Consolidated Statements 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 first fiscal quarter 2009 earnings today at 8:00 a.m. EST 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 December 19, 2008 at approximately 9:30 a.m. EST through midnight on December 31, 2008. 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 77171034. An archived webcast of the conference call will be available at http://jabil.com/investors/.

About Jabil
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 approximately 85,000 employees and facilities in 22 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.

Investor & Media Contact:
Beth Walters
Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications
Jabil Circuit, Inc.
(727) 803-3511