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Black Box Corporation Reports Second Quarter of Fiscal 2018 Results

Wed. Nov 01, 2017

Summary

Black Box Corporation reported results for the second quarter of Fiscal 2018 and six-month period ended September 30, 2017.

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PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 31, 2017 -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading digital solutions provider dedicated to helping customers design, build, manage and secure their IT infrastructure, today reported results for the second quarter of Fiscal 2018 and six-month period ended September 30, 2017. Items marked with an asterisk are non-GAAP financial measures.

2Q18 Results

  • Revenues were $194.2 million, down 11% from $218.7 million for the same period last year and up 1% from $191.6 million in the prior quarter.
  • Gross profit margin was 29.1%, up 4.2% from 24.9% for the same period last year.  This increase was due principally to favorable cost underruns on several projects and improved product management.
  • Loss before income taxes was $9.0 million, compared to $7.6 million for the same period last year and $14.2 million in the prior quarter.
  • Provision for income taxes was $2.4 million, compared to a benefit from income taxes of $1.5 million for the same period last year and compared to a benefit from income taxes of $4.5 million in the prior quarter. Included in the current quarter tax provision is a $5.2 million valuation allowance on foreign tax credits and state and foreign net operating losses.
  • Net loss was $11.4 million, compared to $6.1 million for the same period last year and $9.7 million in the prior quarter.
  • Diluted loss per share was $0.75, compared to $0.40 for the same period last year and $0.65 in the prior quarter.
  • Operating net loss* was $3.4 million, compared to operating net income* of $4.7 million for the same period last year and compared to operating net loss* of $5.0 million in the prior quarter.
  • Operating EPS* was $(0.23), compared to $0.31 for the same period last year and $(0.33) in the prior quarter.
  • Cash flow provided by operating activities was $0.6 million, compared to $4.8 million for the same period last year and compared to a cash flow usage of $16.3 million in the prior quarter.

2QYTD18 Results

  • Revenues were $385.8 million, down 12% from $437.2 million for the same period last year.
  • Loss before income taxes was $23.2 million, compared to $5.8 million for the same period last year.
  • Benefit from income taxes was $2.1 million, compared to a provision for income taxes of $0.8 million for the same period last year.
  • Net loss was $21.1 million, compared to $6.6 million for the same period last year.
  • Diluted loss per share was $1.40, compared to $0.44 for the same period last year.
  • Operating net loss* was $8.4 million, compared to operating net income of $6.8 million for the same period last year.
  • Operating EPS* was $(0.56), compared to $0.45 for the same period last year.
  • Cash flow used in operating activities was $15.6 million, compared to cash flow provided by operating activities of $15.7 million for the same period last year.

CEO Comment

E.C. Sykes, President and CEO of Black Box said, "I am pleased that we were able to meet and in certain areas beat the expectations we set out on our last earnings call coming off of a very tough first quarter. Our teams did not allow those distractions to prevent them from continuing on our transformational path.”  Mr. Sykes continued, “I am encouraged by the energy and enthusiasm we are seeing in our new strategy embracing the Intelligent Digital Edge.  While we have more work to do, it is clear to me that we have the foundation of a winning plan.”

Earnings Conference Call

The Company will conduct a conference call beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time today, October 31, 2017. E.C. Sykes, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the call. To listen only to the live webcast, access the event at http://investor.blackbox.com/events.cfm. To participate in the teleconference, dial 877-303-3145 (USA) or 253-237-1194 (International) approximately 15 minutes prior to the starting time and ask to be connected to conference 3197509. A replay of the audio webcast will be available at http://investor.blackbox.com/events.cfm for a limited period of time.

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading digital solutions provider dedicated to helping customers design, build, manage and secure their IT infrastructure. Black Box delivers high-value products and services through its global presence and 3,351 team members. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.

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Black Box Corporation
David J. Russo
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (724) 873-6788
Email: investors@blackbox.com

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