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AVX Corporation Announces Preliminary First Quarter Results

July 29, 2014

AVX Corporation Announces Preliminary First Quarter Results GREENVILLE, S.C. - July 29, 2014 -- AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today reported preliminary unaudited results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2014. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Gilbertson, stated, "We saw improved first quarter operating results reflecting our focus on the sale of higher value-added components, sales margin management and cost control. The operating profit margin improved to 15.8%, compared to 10.6% for the same quarter last year. Orders for our components and interconnect devices increased this quarter and we are optimistic that the continuing evolution of new electronic devices and improving market confidence will provide growth opportunities during the balance of the fiscal year." For the quarter ended June 30, 2014, the Company reported net sales of $350.6 million and net income of $40.8 million, or $0.24 per share, compared to net sales of $369.4 million and net income of $27.7 million, or $0.16 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Chief Financial Officer, Kurt Cummings, stated, "We generated approximately $78 million of cash flow from operations in the quarter as a result of higher net income, lower capital spending and favorable changes in working capital. We continued to use our resources to provide value to our stockholders by paying $16.0 million in dividends." 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 AVX Corporation and Subsidiaries Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations (unaudited) (in thousands, except per share data)     Three Months Ended     June 30,   2013   2014 ------------ ----------- Net sales $  369,379   $  350,589 Cost of sales    301,108      265,412 ------------ ----------- Gross profit    68,271      85,177 Selling, general & admin. expense    29,036      29,624 ------------ ----------- Profit from operations    39,235      55,553 Other income, net    847      718 ------------ ----------- Income before income taxes    40,082      56,271 Provision for taxes    12,425      15,500 ------------ ----------- Net income $  27,657   $  40,771 ------------ ----------- Basic income per share                                        $  0.16 $  0.24 Diluted income per share                                        $  0.16 $  0.24 Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic                                           168,647      168,156 Diluted                                           168,750      168,395 AVX Corporation and Subsidiaries Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets (unaudited) (in thousands)   March 31,   June 30,   2014   2014 ------------- ------------ Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 460,674   $ 333,226 Short-term investments in securities   413,615     486,727 Accounts receivable, net   208,445     205,615 Inventories   550,518     542,732 Other current assets   135,471     129,955 ------------- ------------ Total current assets   1,768,723     1,698,255 Long-term investments in securities   25,000     131,985 Property, plant and equipment, net   235,725     231,143 Goodwill and other intangibles   280,786     279,499 Other assets   74,754     69,929 ------------- ------------ TOTAL ASSETS $ 2,384,988   $ 2,410,811 ------------- ------------ Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Accounts payable $ 94,634   $ 93,698 Income taxes payable and accrued expenses   67,300     75,458 ------------- ------------ Total current liabilities   161,934     169,156 Other liabilities   175,369     173,409 ------------- ------------ TOTAL LIABILITIES   337,303     342,565 TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   2,047,685     2,068,246 ------------- ------------ TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY             $ 2,384,988$ 2,410,811 ------------- ------------ 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 2015, 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, 2014, 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, GreenvilleKurt Cummings 864-967-9303 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#1840290]

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