Amphenol’s APH first-quarter 2023 adjusted earnings of 69 cents per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2.99%. The earnings figure increased 3% year over year.
Net sales increased 0.7% year over year to $2.97 billion and beat the consensus mark by 3.3%. Organically, net sales increased 8%.
The top line benefited from robust growth across commercial air, broadband communications, military, industrial and automotive markets, as well as a solid contribution from acquisitions.
Harsh Environment Solutions’ (28.7% of net sales) sales were $854.2 million, up 17.4% from the year-ago quarter’s levels.
Communications Solutions’ (37.9% of net sales) sales were $1.13 billion, down 14.7% year over year.
Amphenol Corporation Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
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Interconnect and Sensor Systems Solutions’ (33.4% of net sales) sales were $993.1 million, up 9.8% year over year.
Gross margin, on a GAAP basis, expanded 30 basis points (bps) year over year to 31.7%.
Selling, general and administrative expenses, as a percentage of revenues, increased 20 bps on a year-over-year basis to 11.6%.
Adjusted operating margin expanded 10 bps on a year-over-year basis to 20.1%.
As of Mar 31, 2023, Amphenol had cash and cash equivalents worth $1.50 billion, higher than $1.43 billion as of Dec 31, 2022.
Total debt was $4.56 billion as of Mar 31, 2023 compared with $4.58 billion as of Dec 31, 2022.
During the quarter, the company purchased 2.1 million shares for $167 million. It also paid dividends of $125 million.
Amphenol expects second-quarter 2023 earnings between 66 cents and 68 cents per share, indicating growth between 9% and 12% year over year. Revenues are anticipated between $2.890 billion and $2.950 billion.
Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
Currently, Amphenol carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Shares of the company have declined 4.2% in the year-to-date period, underperforming the Zacks Computer & Technology sector’s gain of 15.1%.
Arista Networks ANET, DoorDash DASH and DigitalOcean DOCN are some better-ranked stocks that investors can consider in the broader sector. All three stocks carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
Arista Networks shares have gained 28.8% year to date. ANET is set to report its first-quarter 2023 results on May 1.
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