Jabil Delivers Record Quarterly Results

Raises FY20 Outlook Based on Nice Start to the Year

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – December 17, 2019 – Today, Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL), reported preliminary, unaudited financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2020.

“Our first quarter results reflect exceptional execution across all of our businesses,” said CEO Mark Mondello. “Our team delivered strong revenue and achieved our margin target, enabling us to drive core EPS well-above expectations,” he added.

First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2020 Highlights:

  • Net revenue: $7.5 billion
  • Diversified Manufacturing Services (DMS) year-on-year revenue growth: 3 percent
  • Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) year-on-year revenue growth: 26 percent
  • U.S. GAAP operating income: $152.8 million
  • U.S. GAAP diluted earnings per share: $0.26
  • Core operating income (Non-GAAP): $277.3 million
  •  Core diluted earnings per share (Non-GAAP): $1.05

Fiscal Year 2020 Updated Outlook:

"In September, we outlined a strategic plan that focused on providing world-class solutions for our customers and value for our shareholders through a better ‘mix and balance’ of business. Today, I’m pleased to report our strategy remains intact and our plan is working well, as reflected by our first quarter results," added Mondello.

“Given the nice start to the year, we now believe FY20 revenue will be in the neighborhood of $26.7 billion, while our outlook for core EPS increases from $3.45 to $3.60," continued Mondello.

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(1) Core operating income and core diluted earnings per share exclude anticipated adjustments of $13.0 million for amortization of intangibles (or $0.08 per diluted share), $17.0 million for stock-based compensation expense and related charges (or $0.10 per diluted share), $45.0 million to $30.0 million for restructuring and related charges (or $0.29 to $0.20 per diluted share) and $10.0 million to $6.0 million for acquisition and integration charges (or $0.06 to $0.04 per diluted share).

(Definitions: “U.S. GAAP” means U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Jabil defines core operating income as U.S. GAAP operating income less amortization of intangibles, stock-based compensation expense and related charges, restructuring and related charges, distressed customer charges, acquisition and integration charges, loss on disposal of subsidiaries, settlement of receivables and related charges, impairment of notes receivable and related charges, goodwill impairment charges and business interruption and impairment charges, net plus other components of net periodic benefit cost. Jabil defines core earnings as U.S. GAAP net income before mortization of intangibles, stock-based compensation expense and related charges, restructuring and related charges, distressed customer charges, acquisition  and integration charges, loss on disposal of subsidiaries, settlement of receivables and related charges, impairment of notes receivable and related charges, goodwill impairment charges, business interruption and impairment charges, net, impairment on securities, restructuring of securities loss, income (loss) from discontinued operations, gain (loss) on sale of discontinued operations and certain other expenses, net of tax and certain deferred tax valuation allowance charges. Jabil defines core diluted earnings per share as core earnings divided by the weighted average number of outstanding diluted shares as determined under U.S. GAAP. Jabil defines adjusted free cash flow as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities plus cash receipts on sold receivables less net capital expenditures (acquisition of property, plant and equipment less proceeds and advances from sale of property, plant and equipment). Jabil reports core operating income, core earnings, core diluted earnings per share and adjusted free cash flow to provide investors an additional method for assessing operating income, earnings, diluted earnings per share and free cash flow from what it believes are its core manufacturing operations. See the accompanying reconciliation of Jabil’s core operating
income to its U.S. GAAP operating income, its calculation of core earnings and core diluted earnings per share to its U.S. GAAP net income and U.S. GAAP earnings per share and additional information in the supplemental information.)

Forward Looking Statements: This release contains forward-looking statements, including those regarding our anticipated financial results for our first quarter of fiscal year 2020 and our guidance for future financial performance in our second quarter of fiscal year 2020 (including, net revenue, total company and segment revenue, U.S. GAAP operating income, U.S. GAAP diluted earnings per share, core operating income (Non-GAAP), core diluted earnings per share (Non-GAAP) results and the components thereof, including but not limited to amortization of intangibles, stock-based compensation expense and related charges, restructuring and related charges and acquisition and integration charges). The statements in this release are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from our current expectations. Such factors include, but are not limited to: our determination as we finalize our financial results for our first quarter of fiscal year 2020 that our financial results and conditions differ from our current
preliminary unaudited numbers set forth herein; managing growth effectively; our dependence on a limited number of customers; competitive challenges affecting our customers; managing rapid declines in customer demand and other related customer challenges that may occur; changes in technology; the occurrence of, success and expected financial results from, product ramps; competition; our ability to maintain and improve costs, quality and delivery for our customers; retaining key personnel; our ability to purchase components efficiently and reliance on a limited number of suppliers for critical components; risks associated with international sales and operations; our ability to achieve expected profitability from acquisitions; risk arising from our restructuring activities; performance in the markets in which we operate; and adverse changes in political conditions, in the U.S. and internationally, including, among others, adverse changes in tax laws and rates and our ability to estimate and manage their impact. Additional factors that could cause such differences can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2019 and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Supplemental Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures: Jabil provides supplemental, non-GAAP financial measures in this release to facilitate evaluation of Jabil’s core operating performance. These non-GAAP measures exclude certain amounts that are included in the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measures, do not have standard meanings and may vary from the non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Management believes these “core” financial measures are useful measures  that facilitate evaluation of the past and future performance of Jabil’s ongoing operations on a comparable basis.

Jabil reports core operating income, core earnings, core diluted earnings per share and adjusted free cash flows to provide investors an additional method for assessing operating income, earnings, earnings per share and free cash flow from what it believes are its core manufacturing operations. Among other uses, management uses non-GAAP financial measures to make operating decisions, assess business performance and as a factor in determining certain employee performance when determining incentive compensation. The Company determines the tax effect of the items excluded from core earnings and core diluted earnings per share based upon evaluation of the statutory tax treatment and the applicable tax rate of the jurisdiction in which the pre-tax items were incurred, and for which realization of the resulting tax benefit, if any, is expected. In certain jurisdictions where the Company does not expect to realize a tax benefit (due to existing tax incentives or a history of operating losses or other factors resulting in a valuation allowance related to deferred tax assets), a reduced or 0% tax rate is applied. Detailed definitions of certain of the core financial measures are included above under “Definitions” and a reconciliation of the disclosed core financial measures to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures is included under the heading “Supplemental Data” at the end of this release.

Meeting and Replay Information: Jabil will hold a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its earnings for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. To access the live audio webcast and view the accompanying slide presentation, visit the Investor Relations section of Jabil's website, located at https://investors.jabil.com. An archived replay of the webcast will also be available after completion of the call.


About Jabil: Jabil (NYSE: JBL) is a manufacturing solutions provider that delivers comprehensive design, manufacturing, supply chain and product management services. Leveraging the power of over 200,000 people across 100 sites strategically located around the world, Jabil simplifies complexity and delivers value in a broad range of industries, enabling innovation, growth and customer success. For more information, visit jabil.com.

Investor Contact

Adam Berry
Vice President, Investor Relations
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