Benchmark Electronics (BHE) Tops Q3 EPS by 1c

October 20, 2016 4:36 PM EDT
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Benchmark Electronics (NYSE: BHE) reported Q3 EPS of $0.36, $0.01 better than the analyst estimate of $0.35. Revenue for the quarter came in at $574 million versus the consensus estimate of $584.17 million.

GUIDANCE:

Benchmark Electronics sees Q4 2016 EPS of $0.39-$0.43, versus the consensus of $0.41. Benchmark Electronics sees Q4 2016 revenue of $590-610 million, versus the consensus of $608 million.

"In the September quarter, we made good progress on working capital management, reducing our cash conversion cycle by three days and generating $70M of operating cash flow. We modestly expanded operating margins on a sequential basis and delivered on our published guidance. However, the lack of sustained revenue growth continues to be a challenge and a critical focus area for the organization going forward," said Paul Tufano, Benchmark's President and CEO.

Mr. Tufano added, "Since being named Benchmark's CEO four weeks ago, I have traveled to a number of our sites and visited with a variety of customers. I am excited by the capabilities that we possess, the strength of our customer relationships and the commitment of our people. As we look forward, we are defining a clear strategy to accelerate long-term revenue growth aligned to an optimized global footprint that leverages our core strengths in design, electronics manufacturing, and precision technologies to add significant value for our customers and shareholders."

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