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Plexus Announces Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results

Fiscal fourth quarter 2017 record revenue of $670 million
GAAP diluted EPS of $0.84
Initiates fiscal first quarter 2018 revenue guidance of $665 to $705 million with GAAP diluted EPS of $0.75 to $0.85

NEENAH, WI – October 25, 2017 - Plexus (NASDAQ: PLXS) today announced financial results for its fiscal
fourth quarter ended September 30, 2017, and guidance for its fiscal first quarter ending December 30, 2017.

 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
Sept 30, 2017
 
Sept 30, 2017
 
Dec 30, 2017
 
 
Q4F17 Results
 
Q4F17 Guidance
 
Q1F18 Guidance
Summary GAAP Items
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue (in millions)

$670

 
$660 to $700
 
$665 to $705
Operating margin
5.1
%
 
4.7% to 5.1%
 
4.6% to 5.0%
Diluted EPS (1)

$0.84

 
$0.77 to $0.87
 
$0.75 to $0.85
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summary Non-GAAP Items (2)
 
 
 
 
 
Return on invested capital (ROIC)
16.2
%
 
 
 
 
Economic Return
5.7
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1)
Includes stock-based compensation expense of $0.14 for Q4F17 results and $0.11 for Q1F18 guidance.
(2)
Refer to Non-GAAP Supplemental Information in Tables 1 and 2 for non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this release, such as ROIC and Economic Return, and a reconciliation of these measures to GAAP.

Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2017 Information
Won 34 manufacturing programs during the quarter representing approximately $172 million in annualized revenue when fully ramped into production
Trailing four quarter wins total approximately $811 million in annualized revenue when fully ramped into production
Purchased $10.3 million of our shares at an average price of $51.98 per share

Fiscal Year 2017 Information
Revenue: $2.5 billion
GAAP diluted EPS: $3.24, up 45% from fiscal 2016
ROIC: 16.2%, delivering an economic return of 570 basis points above our weighted average cost of capital
Purchased $34.1 million of our shares at an average price of $52.08 per share


1

The following information was filed by Plexus Corp (PLXS) on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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