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Gentex Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results


/EINPresswire.com/ -- ZEELAND, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/16 -- Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automotive automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, dimmable aircraft windows, and fire protection products, today reported financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2016.

2nd Quarter 2016 Quarter over Quarter Highlights

  • Revenue growth of 12%
  • Gross Margin improved to 39.4% from 38.4%
  • Income from Operations increased by 19%
  • Net Income increased by 16%
  • Earnings per Diluted Share increased by 20% to $0.30 per diluted share
  • 3.1 million shares repurchased during the quarter

For the second quarter of 2016, the Company is pleased to report net sales of $423.8 million, which was an increase of 12% compared to net sales of $379.3 million in the second quarter of 2015. The 12% sales growth was driven by a 13% quarter over quarter increase in auto-dimming mirror unit shipments, while overall automotive light vehicle production in the second quarter of 2016 increased 3% when compared with the same quarter in 2015.

The gross profit margin in the second quarter of 2016 was 39.4%, compared with a gross profit margin of 38.4% in the second quarter of 2015. The quarter over quarter increase in the gross profit margin was driven by purchasing cost reductions and favorable product mix, which more than offset annual customer price reductions.

Income from operations for the second quarter of 2016 increased 19% to $128.7 million when compared to income from operations of $108.1 million for the second quarter of 2015.

Other income decreased to a loss of $1.1 million in the second quarter of 2016 compared with other income of $2.3 million in the second quarter of 2015, primarily due to a reduction in realized gains on the sale of equity investments during the most recently completed quarter as compared to the same quarter in the prior year.

Net income for the second quarter of 2016 increased 16% to $86.5 million compared with net income of $74.6 million in the second quarter of 2015. Management believes the second quarter of 2016 is representative of the Company's stated strategy of delivering sales growth through the income statement to the bottom line, by maintaining financial discipline, while continuing to invest in the future of the Company.

Earnings per diluted share in the second quarter of 2016 increased 20% to $0.30, compared with earnings per diluted share of $0.25 in the second quarter of 2015. The increase was primarily driven by increases in net income, but were assisted by the Company continuing to execute a consistent capital allocation strategy, which resulted in a lower diluted share count on a quarter over quarter basis.

Automotive net sales in the second quarter of 2016 were $414.4 million, an increase of 12% compared with automotive net sales of $370.5 million in the second quarter of 2015. As noted previously, this increase was driven by a 13% increase in auto-dimming mirror unit shipments quarter over quarter.

Other net sales in the second quarter of 2016, which includes dimmable aircraft windows and fire protection products, were $9.4 million, an increase of 7% compared with $8.8 million in the second quarter of 2015, primarily due to increases in dimmable aircraft window shipments.

Share Repurchases
During the second quarter of 2016, the Company repurchased 3.1 million shares of its common stock. As of June 30, 2016, the Company has approximately 3.3 million shares remaining available for repurchase in the previously announced share repurchase plan. The Company intends to continue to repurchase additional shares of its common stock in the future depending on macroeconomic issues, market trends and other factors that the Company deems appropriate.

Future Estimates
The Company's forecasts for light vehicle production for the second half of calendar year 2016 are based on the IHS Automotive July 2016 forecast for light vehicle production in North America, Europe, Japan and Korea.


Light Vehicle Production (per IHS Automotive July light vehicle production
                                 forecast)
                               (in Millions)

                                          %      Calendar  Calendar    %
Region                 2H 2016 2H 2015  Change  Year 2016 Year 2015 Change
                       ------- ------- -------  --------- --------- ------
North America             8.95    8.75       2%     18.04     17.54      3%
Europe                   10.11    9.56       6%     21.53     20.54      5%
Japan and Korea           6.59    6.58       -%     13.03     13.19     (1)%
                       ------- ------- -------  --------- --------- ------
Total Light Vehicle
 Production              25.65   24.89       3%     52.60     51.27      3%
                       ======= ======= =======  ========= ========= ======

Based on the July 2016 IHS production forecast, current forecasted product mix and expense growth estimates, the Company has updated certain of its 2016 guidance. The Company is making no changes to its previous estimates for calendar year 2017.


                         2016 Calendar Year Guidance

                                               Annual Guidance
Item                                 As of 4/22/16     Updated as of 7/22/16
                                 --------------------- ---------------------
Net Sales                        $1.64 - $1.72 billion $1.68 - $1.72 billion
Gross Margin                     38.5% - 39.5%         39.0% - 39.5%
Operating Expenses (E,R&D and
 S,G&A)                          $152 - $160 million   $150 - $158 million
Tax Rate                         31.5% - 32.5%         No change
Capital Expenditures             $115 - $130 million   No change
Depreciation & Amortization      $90 - $100 million    No change

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The statements contained in this communication that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements give the Company's current expectations or forecasts of future events. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "could", "estimate", "expect", "forecast", "goal", "hope", "may", "plan", "project", "will", and variations of such words and similar expressions. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that are often difficult to predict and beyond the Company's control, and could cause the Company's results to differ materially from those described. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation: changes in general industry or regional market conditions; changes in consumer and customer preferences for our products; our ability to be awarded new business; continued uncertainty in pricing negotiations with customers; loss of business from increased competition; customer bankruptcies or divestiture of customer brands; fluctuation in vehicle production schedules; changes in product mix; raw material shortages; higher raw material, fuel, energy and other costs; unfavorable fluctuations in currencies or interest rates in the regions in which we operate; costs or difficulties related to the integration of any new or acquired technologies and businesses; changes in regulatory conditions; warranty and recall claims and other litigation and customer reactions thereto; possible adverse results of pending or future litigation or infringement claims; and negative impact of any governmental investigations and associated litigations including securities litigations relating to the conduct of our business. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law or the rules of the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Accordingly, any forward-looking statement should be read in conjunction with the additional information about risks and uncertainties identified under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's latest Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the SEC.

Second Quarter Conference Call
A conference call related to this news release will be simulcast live on the Internet beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT today, July 22, 2016. The dial-in number to participate in the call is 888-339-3503, passcode 3491269. Participants may listen to the call via audio streaming at www.gentex.com or by visiting http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/ox2s3zqj. A webcast replay will be available approximately 24 hours after the conclusion of the call at http://ir.gentex.com/WebcastArchives.

About The Company
Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) is a supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics to the automotive industry, dimmable aircraft windows for aviation markets, and fire protection products to the fire protection market. Visit the Company's web site at www.gentex.com.



                             GENTEX CORPORATION
                       AUTO-DIMMING MIRROR SHIPMENTS
                                (Thousands)

                            Three Months Ended         Six Months Ended
                                 June 30,                  June 30,
                                             %                         %
                           2016    2015    Change    2016    2015    Change
                         ------- ------- --------  ------- ------- --------
North American Interior
 Mirrors                   2,316   2,184        6%   4,576   4,208        9%
North American Exterior
 Mirrors                     929     851        9%   1,793   1,591       13%
                         ------- ------- --------  ------- ------- --------
  Total North American
   Mirror Units            3,245   3,035        7%   6,370   5,800       10%
International Interior
 Mirrors                   4,392   3,642       21%   8,512   7,234       18%
International Exterior
 Mirrors                   1,629   1,497        9%   3,212   3,073        5%
                         ------- ------- --------  ------- ------- --------
  Total International
   Mirror Units            6,021   5,139       17%  11,724  10,307       14%
Total Interior Mirrors     6,708   5,826       15%  13,089  11,442       14%
Total Exterior Mirrors     2,559   2,348        9%   5,005   4,664        7%
                         ------- ------- --------  ------- ------- --------
  Total Auto-Dimming
   Mirror Units            9,267   8,174       13%  18,094  16,107       12%
                         ======= ======= ========  ======= ======= ========

Note: Percent change and amounts may not total due to rounding.



                     GENTEX CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
                 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

                             (Unaudited)                 (Unaudited)
                     Three Months Ended June 30,  Six Months Ended June 30,
                         2016           2015         2016           2015
                     ------------  ------------- ------------  -------------
Net Sales            $423,800,778  $ 379,258,477 $829,368,564  $ 748,195,932

  Cost of Goods Sold  257,028,219    233,715,046  503,905,217    459,560,092
                     ------------  ------------- ------------  -------------
    Gross profit      166,772,559    145,543,431  325,463,347    288,635,840

  Engineering,
   Research &
   Development         23,071,788     22,315,244   46,162,997     43,902,795
  Selling, General &
   Administrative      14,955,050     15,095,357   29,705,639     28,891,709
                     ------------  ------------- ------------  -------------
    Operating
     Expenses          38,026,838     37,410,601   75,868,636     72,794,504
                     ------------  ------------- ------------  -------------

  Income from
   operations         128,745,721    108,132,830  249,594,711    215,841,336

  Other Income
   (Expense)           (1,137,011)     2,317,343   (2,416,389)     3,026,727
                     ------------  ------------- ------------  -------------
Income before Income
 Taxes                127,608,710    110,450,173  247,178,322    218,868,063

Provision for Income
 Taxes                 41,123,468     35,891,736   80,413,086     67,126,185
                     ------------  ------------- ------------  -------------

Net Income           $ 86,485,242  $  74,558,437 $166,765,236  $ 151,741,878
                     ============  ============= ============  =============

Earnings Per Share
  Basic              $       0.30  $        0.25 $       0.58  $        0.52
  Diluted            $       0.30  $        0.25 $       0.57  $        0.51
Weighted Average
 Shares
  Basic               288,803,045    293,958,258  288,943,030    294,461,499
  Diluted             291,463,883    297,462,102  291,372,725    297,990,032

Cash Dividends
 Declared per Share  $      0.090  $       0.085 $      0.175  $        0.17



                     GENTEX CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
                    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

                                                (Unaudited)    December 31,
                                               June 30, 2016       2015
                                              --------------  --------------
ASSETS
Cash and Cash Equivalents                     $  499,493,964  $  551,557,527
Short-Term Investments                           145,335,532       4,547,355
Accounts Receivable, net                         219,442,950     195,969,400
Inventories                                      176,226,597     174,695,411
Other Current Assets                              15,104,858      57,239,099
                                              --------------  --------------
Total Current Assets                           1,055,603,901     984,008,792

Plant and Equipment - Net                        431,695,399     412,720,270

Goodwill                                         307,365,845     307,365,845
Long-Term Investments                             73,457,358      95,156,539
Intangible Assets                                317,925,000     327,575,000
Patents and Other Assets                          21,211,703      21,846,482
                                              --------------  --------------
Total Other Assets                               719,959,906     751,943,866

                                              --------------  --------------
Total Assets                                  $2,207,259,206  $2,148,672,928
                                              ==============  ==============

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' INVESTMENT
Current Liabilities                           $  169,083,833  $  131,006,546
Long-Term Debt                                   206,875,000     225,625,000
Deferred Income Taxes                             46,377,195      69,524,621
Shareholders' Investment                       1,784,923,178   1,722,516,761
                                              --------------  --------------
Total Liabilities & Shareholders' Investment  $2,207,259,206  $2,148,672,928
                                              ==============  ==============

Contact Information:
Gentex Investor & Media Contact
Josh O'Berski
(616)772-1590 x5814