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AVX Corporation Announces Preliminary Third Quarter Results

January 28, 2014

EXHIBIT 99.1 AVX Corporation Announces Preliminary Third Quarter Results GREENVILLE, S.C. - January 28, 2014 -- AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today reported preliminary unaudited results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2013 . Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Gilbertson , stated, "During the quarter, we saw increased sales and profitability compared to the same quarter last year as we continued to perform well in a challenging market. This was not a normal holiday season quarter as many customers were concerned about end- market product flow-through and inventory management, especially in the commodity products. We see improvement going forward as electronic content grows in existing and new applications." Net sales were $346.2 million for the quarter and net income was $31.4 million , or $0.19 per diluted share. For the nine months ended December 31, 2013 , net sales were $1,091.4 million and net income was $87.9 million , or $0.52 per diluted share. Chief Financial Officer, Kurt Cummings , stated, "The Company's financial position remains strong with cash, cash equivalents and short and long-term investments in securities of $985.1 million and no debt at December 31, 2013 . We continued to use our resources to enhance shareholder value by paying $14.7 million in dividends to stockholders and spending $3.7 million to repurchase shares of AVX stock on the open market." AVX, headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina , is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a broad line of passive electronic components and related products. Please visit our website at www.avx.com . AVX CORPORATION Consolidated Condensed Statements of Income (unaudited) (in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2013 2012 2013 ------------- ------------- ---------------- --------------- Net sales $ 339,875 $ 346,211 $ 1,053,852 $ 1,091,375 Cost of sales 277,458 278,445 853,552 883,812 ------------- ------------- ---------------- --------------- Gross profit 62,417 67,766 200,300 207,563 Selling, general & admin. expense 29,185 32,193 88,548 91,389 Environmental charge - - 266,250 - ------------- ------------- ---------------- --------------- Profit (loss) from operations 33,232 35,573 (154,498) 116,174 Other income (expense) 1,395 1,625 4,809 2,869 ------------- ------------- ---------------- --------------- Income (loss) before income taxes 34,627 37,198 (149,689) 119,043 Provision for (benefit from) taxes 14,763 5,764 (60,807) 31,135 ------------- ------------- ---------------- --------------- Net income (loss) $ 19,864 $ 31,434 $ (88,882) $ 87,908 ------------- ------------- ---------------- --------------- Basic income (loss) per share $ 0.12 $ 0.19 $ (0.53) $ 0.52 Diluted income (loss) per share $ 0.12 $ 0.19 $ (0.53) $ 0.52 Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic 168,978 168,428 169,241 168,554 Diluted 168,994 168,700 169,241 168,734 During the quarter ending June 30, 2012 , the Company recorded a pre-tax charge of $266,250 , or $0.98 per diluted share on an after-tax basis, related to the EPA's ongoing clean-up of New Bedford Harbor in Massachusetts . Net income, excluding the environmental charge, was $77,524 , or $0.46 per diluted share, for the nine months ended December 31, 2012. See the GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation below for more information. AVX CORPORATION GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation (unaudited) (in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2013 2012 2013 --------------- --------------- ---------------- --------------- Including special charge (GAAP) Net sales $ 339,875 $ 346,211 $ 1,053,852 $ 1,091,375 ------------- ------------- -------------- ------------- Net income (loss) $ 19,864 $ 31,434 $ (88,882) $ 87,908 ------------- ------------- -------------- ------------- Basic income (loss) per share $ 0.12 $ 0.19 $ (0.53) $ 0.52 Diluted income (loss) per share $ 0.12 $ 0.19 $ (0.53) $ 0.52 Excluding special charge (Non-GAAP) Special charge (after-tax) Environmental charge $ - $ - $ 166,406 $ - ------------- ------------- -------------- ------------- Net income $ 19,864 $ 31,434 $ 77,524 $ 87,908 ------------- ------------- -------------- ------------- Basic income per share $ 0.12 $ 0.19 $ 0.46 $ 0.52 Diluted income per share $ 0.12 $ 0.19 $ 0.46 $ 0.52 In order to better understand the Company's short-term and long-term financial trends, investors may find it helpful to consider results excluding the environmental charge described herein. The resulting non-GAAP financial measure provides additional information to investors regarding the underlying business trends and performance of the Company's ongoing operations and may be of assistance for period-over-period comparisons of such operations. Management considers the exclusion of such charges as part of its evaluation of the operating performance of the Company. Investors should consider the non-GAAP measure as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, financial performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the non-GAAP financial measure may not be similar to non-GAAP information presented by other companies. Detail of the Company's non-GAAP measure is provided in the table above. AVX CORPORATION Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets (unaudited) (in thousands) March 31, December 31, 2013 2013 -------------------- -------------- Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 486,724 $ 463,429 Short-term investments in securities 560,364 451,749 Accounts receivable, net 202,031 187,484 Inventories 559,074 574,967 Other current assets 137,340 154,709 -------------------- -------------- Total current assets 1,945,533 1,832,338 Long-term investments in securities 15,576 69,959 Property, plant and equipment, net 258,264 240,858 Goodwill and other intangibles 273,204 282,414 Other assets 109,418 64,177 -------------------- -------------- TOTAL ASSETS $ 2,601,995 $ 2,489,746 -------------------- -------------- Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Accounts payable $ 115,187 $ 102,128 Income taxes payable and accrued expenses 215,690 194,406 -------------------- -------------- Total current liabilities 330,877 296,534 Other liabilities 298,188 174,537 -------------------- -------------- TOTAL LIABILITIES 629,065 471,071 TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 1,972,930 2,018,675 -------------------- -------------- TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 2,601,995 $ 2,489,746 -------------------- -------------- On October 10, 2012, the EPA, the United States, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and AVX announced that they had reached a settlement with respect to the EPA's ongoing clean-up of the New Bedford Harbor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts . Under the terms of the settlement, AVX was obligated to pay $366,250 , plus interest computed from August 1, 2012 , in three installments over a two-year period for use by the EPA and the Commonwealth to complete the clean- up of the harbor. The United States District Court approved the settlement and entered the Supplemental Consent Decree on September 19, 2013 . On October 18, 2013 , the Company paid the initial settlement installment of $133,350 , plus accrued interest on the entire settlement amount through that date. This Press Release contains "forward-looking" information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding industry prospects and future results of operations or financial position, made in this Press Release are forward-looking. The forward-looking information may include, among other information, statements concerning our outlook for fiscal year 2014, overall volume and pricing trends, cost reduction and acquisition strategies and their anticipated results, expectations for research and development, and capital expenditures. There may also be other statements of expectations, beliefs, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends, and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements reflect management's expectations and are inherently uncertain. The forward-looking information and statements in this Press Release are subject to risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 , that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the information or statements herein. Forward-looking statements should be read in context with, and with the understanding of, the various other disclosures concerning the Company and its business made elsewhere in this Press Release as well as other public reports filed by the Company with the SEC. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results or developments. Any forward-looking statements by the Company are intended to speak as of the date thereof. We do not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statement contained in this Press Release to reflect new events or circumstances unless and to the extent required by applicable law. All forward-looking statements contained in this Press Release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and, to the extent it may be applicable by way of incorporation of statements contained in this Press Release by reference or otherwise, Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, each of which establishes a safe-harbor from private actions for forward-looking statements as defined in those statutes. Contact: AVX Corporation , Greenville Kurt Cummings 864-967-9303 finance@avxus.com This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: AVX Corporation via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1757405]


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