Delphi Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2016 Financial Results

GILLINGHAM, England – Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH), a leading global technology company serving the automotive sector, today reported fourth quarter 2016 U.S. GAAP earnings from continuing operations of $1.03 per diluted share. Excluding special items, fourth quarter earnings from continuing operations totaled $1.83 per diluted share.

Fourth Quarter Highlights Include:

  • Revenue of $4.3 billion, up 10% adjusted for currency exchange, commodity movements, acquisitions and divestitures

  • U.S. GAAP net income from continuing operations of $281 million, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.03

    • Excluding special items, earnings from continuing operations of $1.83 per diluted share, up 32%

  • Adjusted Operating Income of $606 million, up 20%

    • U.S. GAAP Operating Income margin of 15.2%. Adjusted Operating Income margin of 14.1%, up 110 basis points

  • Generated $683 million of cash from continuing operations

  • Share repurchases and dividends of $179 million

Full Year 2016 Highlights Include:

  • Revenue of $16.7 billion, up 8% adjusted for currency exchange, commodity movements, acquisitions and divestitures

  • U.S. GAAP net income from continuing operations of $1,152 million, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $4.21

    • Excluding special items, earnings from continuing operations of $6.28 per diluted share, up 20%

  • Adjusted Operating Income of $2,223 million, up 13%

    • U.S. GAAP Operating Income margin of 11.7%. Adjusted Operating Income margin of 13.3%, up 30 basis points

  • Generated $1,941 million of cash from continuing operations

  • Share repurchases and dividends of $952 million

“We finished 2016 strong, delivering another year of robust sales, margin expansion, and earnings growth with solid cash flow," said Kevin Clark, Delphi president and chief executive officer. "Our strong organic growth and bookings demonstrate that our portfolio of market-relevant advanced technologies is meeting changing industry needs. Delphi remains focused on delivering profitable growth, executing flawlessly for customers, and delivering on our commitments to shareholders again in 2017."

Fourth Quarter 2016 Results The Company reported fourth quarter 2016 revenue of $4.3 billion, an increase of 11% from the prior year period, reflecting the acquisition of HellermannTyton Group PLC ("HellermannTyton") and continued volume growth in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Adjusted for currency exchange, commodity movements, the acquisition of HellermannTyton and the divestiture of the Company's Reception Systems and Mechatronics businesses, revenue increased by 10% in the fourth quarter. This reflects growth of 9% in North America, 5% in Europe, 16% in Asia and 7% in South America.

The Company reported fourth quarter 2016 U.S. GAAP net income from continuing operations of $281 million and earnings from continuing operations of $1.03 per diluted share, compared to $199 million and $0.70 per diluted share in the prior year period. Fourth quarter Adjusted Net Income, a non-GAAP financial measure defined below, totaled $498 million, or $1.83 per diluted share, which includes the favorable impacts of a reduced share count and a lower tax rate compared to the prior period. Adjusted Net Income in the prior year period was $391 million, or $1.39 per diluted share.

Fourth quarter Adjusted Operating Income, a non-GAAP financial measure defined below, was $606 million, compared to $503 million in the prior year period. Adjusted Operating Income margin increased 110 basis points in the fourth quarter of 2016 to 14.1%, compared with 13.0% in the prior year period, resulting from the continued above-market growth of our businesses in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, increased earnings from the acquisition of HellermannTyton in December of 2015 and the impact of cost reduction initiatives, including our continuing rotation to low cost manufacturing locations in Europe, partially offset by continued investments for growth. Depreciation and amortization expense (including asset impairment charges) totaled $178 million in the fourth quarter, an increase from $146 million in the prior year period, primarily attributable to the acquisition of HellermannTyton in December of 2015.

Interest expense for the fourth quarter totaled $33 million, as compared to $35 million in the prior year period, which reflects the benefits of our debt refinancing transactions in the third quarter of 2016.

Tax expense in the fourth quarter of 2016 was $26 million, resulting in an effective tax rate of approximately 8%, compared to $61 million, or an effective tax rate of approximately 22%, in the prior year period. The decrease in the effective tax rate reflects the impacts of discrete items and the geographic mix of pretax earnings.

The Company generated net cash flow from continuing operating activities of $683 million in the fourth quarter, compared to $638 million in the prior year period.

Full Year 2016 Results For full year 2016, the Company reported revenue of $16.7 billion, an increase of 10% from the prior year, reflecting the acquisition of HellermannTyton and continued volume growth in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Adjusted for currency exchange, commodity movements, the acquisition of HellermannTyton and the divestiture of the Company's Reception Systems and Mechatronics businesses, revenue increased by 8% during the year. This reflects growth of 7% in North America, 8% in Europe and 12% in Asia, partially offset by a decline of 15% in South America.

For full year 2016, the Company reported U.S. GAAP net income from continuing operations of $1,152 million and earnings from continuing operations of $4.21 per diluted share, compared to $1,188 million and $4.14 per diluted share in the prior year period. Full year 2016 Adjusted Net Income totaled $1,719 million, or $6.28 per diluted share, which includes the favorable impact of a reduced share count compared to the prior year. Adjusted Net Income in the prior year was $1,495 million, or $5.22 per diluted share.

The Company reported Adjusted Operating Income of $2,223 million for full year 2016, compared to $1,971 million in the prior year. Adjusted Operating Income margin was 13.3% for full year 2016, an improvement of 30 basis points, compared with 13.0% in the prior year, resulting from the continued above-market growth of our businesses in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, increased earnings from the acquisition of HellermannTyton and the impact of cost reduction initiatives, including our continuing rotation to low cost manufacturing locations in Europe, partially offset by continued investments for growth. Depreciation and amortization expense totaled $704 million, an increase from $540 million in the prior year, primarily attributable to the acquisition of HellermannTyton.

Interest expense for full year 2016 totaled $156 million, an increase from $127 million in the prior year, which reflects the issuance of $1.3 billion in senior unsecured notes in the fourth quarter of 2015 to finance the acquisition of HellermannTyton, partially offset by the benefits of our debt refinancing transactions in the third quarter of 2016. Additionally, the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 included losses on the extinguishment of debt totaling $73 million and $58 million, respectively.

Tax expense for full year 2016 was $242 million, resulting in an effective tax rate of approximately 17%, comparable to $263 million, or an effective tax rate of approximately 17%, in the prior year.

The Company generated net cash flow from continuing operating activities of $1,941 million in 2016, compared to $1,667 million in the prior year. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $0.8 billion and total debt of $4.0 billion. 

Reconciliations of Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Net Income per Share, Adjusted Operating Income and Cash Flow Before Financing, which are non-GAAP measures, to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP") are provided in the attached supplemental schedules.

Share Repurchase Program During the fourth quarter of 2016, Delphi repurchased 1.50 million shares for approximately $100 million under its existing authorized share repurchase program, leaving approximately $1,372 million available for future share repurchases. For full year 2016, the Company repurchased 9.48 million shares for approximately $635 million. All repurchased shares were retired, and are reflected as a reduction of ordinary share capital for the par value of the shares, with the excess applied as reductions to additional paid-in capital and retained earnings.

Q1 and Full Year 2017 Outlook The Company's first quarter and full year 2017 financial guidance is as follows:

The Company's first quarter and full year 2017 financial guidance is as follows:

 

(in millions, except per share amounts)         Q1 2017                          Full Year 2017      

Revenue                                                    $4,050 - $4,150                $16,500 - $16,900

Adjusted operating income                        $490 - $520                      $2,185 - $2,285

Adjusted operating income margin            ~12.3%                             13.3% - 13.5%

Adjusted earnings per share                      $1.40 - $1.50                    $6.40 - $6.70

Cash flow from operations                                                                   $2,100

Capital expenditures                                                                            $850

Adjusted effective tax rate                           16%                                 16%

Conference Call and Webcast The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results at 9:00 a.m. (ET) today, which is accessible by dialing 888.486.0553 (US domestic) or 706.634.4982 (international) or through a webcast at http://investor.delphi.com/. The conference ID number is 537337268. A slide presentation will accompany the prepared remarks and has been posted on the investor relations section of the Company's website. A replay will be available two hours following the conference call.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information This press release contains information about Delphi's financial results which are not presented in accordance with GAAP. Specifically, Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Net Income per Share and Cash Flow Before Financing are non-GAAP financial measures. Adjusted Operating Income represents net income before interest expense, other income (expense), net, income tax expense, equity income (loss), net of tax, income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax, restructuring, other acquisition and portfolio project costs, asset impairments and gains (losses) on business divestitures. Other acquisition and portfolio project costs include costs incurred to integrate acquired businesses and to plan and execute product portfolio transformation actions, including business and product acquisitions and divestitures. Adjusted Operating Income margin is defined as Adjusted Operating Income as a percentage of Net sales.

Adjusted Net Income represents net income attributable to Delphi before discontinued operations, restructuring and other special items, including the tax impact thereon. Adjusted Net Income Per Share represents Adjusted Net Income divided by the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding for the period. Cash Flow Before Financing represents cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations plus cash provided by (used in) investing activities from continuing operations, adjusted for the purchase price of business acquisitions (including the settlement of foreign currency derivatives related to the 2015 acquisition of HellermannTyton) and net proceeds from the divestiture of discontinued operations and other significant businesses.

Management believes the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release are useful to both management and investors in their analysis of the Company's financial position, results of operations and liquidity. In particular, management believes Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Net Income Per Share and Cash Flow Before Financing are useful measures in assessing the Company’s ongoing financial performance that, when reconciled to the corresponding GAAP measure, provide improved comparability between periods through the exclusion of certain items that management believes are not indicative of the Company’s core operating performance and that may obscure underlying business results and trends. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures for internal planning and forecasting purposes.

Such non-GAAP financial measures are reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in the attached supplemental schedules at the end of this press release. Non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP and, as calculated, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

About Delphi Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is a high-technology company that integrates safer, greener and more connected solutions for the automotive and transportation sectors. Headquartered in Gillingham, U.K., Delphi operates technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 46 countries. Visit delphi.com.

Forward-Looking Statements This press release, as well as other statements made by Delphi Automotive PLC (the “Company”), contain forward-looking statements that reflect, when made, the Company's current views with respect to current events and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are subject to many risks, uncertainties and factors relating to the Company's operations and business environment, which may cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from any future results. All statements that address future operating, financial or business performance or the Company's strategies or expectations are forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements are discussed under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect the Company. It should be remembered that the price of the ordinary shares and any income from them can go down as well as up. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events and/or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

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