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Sameer Desai Senior Director, Corporate Development and IR
Thomas Edman President and Chief Executive Officer
Todd Schull EVP and Chief Financial Officer
Stephen Fox Cross Research
Matt Sheerin Stifel
Sean Hannan Needham & Company
Paul Chong JPMorgan
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Operator

Good day and welcome to the TTM Technologies Inc. Q3 Earnings Call. At this time, I would like now to turn the conference over to Sameer Desai, Senior Director of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Sameer Desai

Thanks.

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Thomas Edman

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third financial Now, quarter. Todd performance will the our for review Todd?

Todd Schull

operating solid in good afternoon quarter and had QX. a We Tom Thanks, everyone.

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Operator

go Research]. question take Instructions] from we Please [Cross first Stephen [Operator ahead. Fox can And you. our Thank

Your line open. is

Stephen Fox

afternoon. Good Thanks.

on was question First automotive.

in to of talk mix? mix of affected now to it terms can a how. things you like that's vehicles just what the chargers So the continue a year? backlog how and large the new. more growth be gross you you next It in auto about your like that negative growth you there that in seems that can that's [ph] and course from have Is little customer driven about And going also been to generally electric like the forward, would margins type talk bit expect

Thomas Edman

Okay. Yeah.

Steve. - So me Tom question the Thanks for way. by is this let the

on front. me customer Let the with start me the situation let

that they new five were that doesn't you just were the to fact on list, think is all, customers quarter. Tesla a customer I top on the top at was in that's X referring this mean is - the that means our last it

with an correct trends. investors about was PCB projections NTI see overall expected. here look at use areas So this And at forward, autonomous driven. with XXXX. that again end content they per a our terms was demand to then are term $XX content a spoke that came is we the as perspective. PCB And forecast I we vehicles positive content [ph] driving the not Certainly - we those vehicle at of for be longer the positive vehicle had was see focused their the thought this that the where HDI, as Bismarck. areas But that We’ll TTM leads of that was that the that $XX Bismarck by in and let dense for certainly where supported data you're and electric in other that fact out are from content actually point - mega Overall, continuing electronics electric vehicles. to on of circuitry we than That's well move by did continuing, looking And year that's that was a standpoint. very capability, on. higher me trends some boards. demands were we We we those as RF of earlier. are encouraged from a And announcement, Certainly course, encouraging. in talked very standard

the catching think up forecasters now I are reality. the with

a growth. you then just reminder, look as growth So you end X% at we know, at still bodes of to automotive. for to well the be year that as expecting you this high X% a growth our if are for rate projected And if

- there. So again good backdrop nice

Stephen Fox

is though, clear of is correct? that be your related an vehicle then market there That's out helpful. business And electromechanical demand electric just to

Thomas Edman

absolutely. Yes,

electric China non-China. a the piece well and and as nice electric so by of that as PCB broad customers vehicle both definitely automotive brush And piece vehicle electric overall vehicles at we customers, impacted business our solutions has like and in look EM

Stephen Fox

talk bit And about up, further just cell little phone follow a market. could if then the seasonality in it. you Got a as

little it's lines, us obviously, this customer implications just would your So a does that beyond could with as it large seasonality year quarter in it half? first may terms any have to of off you out, you have And that be like is expected this quarter you you in different different share pointed you but ramps, cetera how went same this can confirm forward? and along of yield terms the your own past going that et

Thomas Edman

– the Yeah, me second of part the I think start question. with let

in In terms and of to of to here the it on had December will focusing performance, heads on is expect to has into yield years the for we start fact, than mid better the we we in improvement yield output forecasted the fourth that, third our we ramp, did What much later we the years until - recent moved into And really here work quarter, can sell-through capabilities. X We're our down get is more be go terms we as in late. our saw timeframe. by continuing a the forecast glimpse similarity maximizing quarter. as the We're very did in encouraged the yield the were what output start quarter. we than in yield last as in not remember several yield we past as And the that say quarter years, ramp That reported what ago. third in later curve that you up that encompass itself expected. did ramp quarter. similar than Therefore iPhone with I

that, started into you can expected and this what estimate, of of next certainly point over point And year, case that bit so that QX. only right know, how the and it demand The later to is year. sort it's that is a little iPhone into than difficult similar sort did now start you say I even data I can into point in - X carries carried - QX we to

how we'll cycle out year. see this Now that carries

Stephen Fox

Great. Thank much. very you

Thomas Edman

you, Steve. Thank

Operator

Thank Matt [Stifel]. next you. ahead. We Please go to go Sheerin can

open. is line Your

Matt Sheerin

afternoon. Good Yes, thanks.

a too. cellular year But plus you favor regarding last over levels, mix your point? smartphone question you your know profitability improving year I be to following issues. about and margins at had other Just margins margins, these go you will revenue and on at somewhat be look the XX% right, yields able and up operating implies year. expect it business in if to at do of should there lot get improving operating had talked things Steve's you guidance some that be to you down and But

Thomas Edman

Yes.

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several year years. as of that haven't the at yield - operating than about on curve, in there's technology to we question large the line and this we're but a a move and specific steep starting means last look you fact in transition a as cellular here, transition. later talked So then and course, it's no we're in a the we're technology we bit We've little

moving we that the Todd you forward, making with know, more Absolutely there. operating bringing our then [ph] become that technology. foresee that continuing node this improve as progress We're that's to we as profitability. profit, margin. We're with quarter. curve. technology in And yield cover it while we up And going AMSAT very operating comfortable this anticipating good that new the again I work So overall let and progress continue improving critical will fourth

Todd Schull

just would I that. add to Yeah,

end look and you or networking year communications are the year have kind when is we're conditions markets. of Matt, primarily in our and a that’s market softer focused revenue softer So few we market over thing that in other battling plants this year those end

of year than they have did challenge And a so this a more last they obviously bit year.

market year. condition The there Tom major profitability as well transition Those that and talking market are things end – better the model yields. progressing So as factors. this are technology those we’re two network our in how and about different was through communications,

of going into that changes be those we year the as have still average operating for course, ramp. And quarter a QX know our our the tends will model target of year. to future. operating Now, seasonal We best of the the our a margin because XX%, of

be would of - that not itself to it but We're about. that is just it it challenges expect have average. getting better, climbed we business naturally that we model this above the capable these you two there would So the talked expectation year, be above as we through certainly

Matt Sheerin

do you of volumes XG let the for in really couple to will terms and both in communications networking the your there get are sort of the dovetailing some just you going and know cost it me we're and things that year Thank or years. at things that. comments the Okay. facilities there or that? if you've XG declines you weakness, But of And or QX. between like a lowering like of talked out in over you're coms networking and sort moving flat structure segment do are together I this on for be can and your - sense that more in you year where know point, looks about of playing a worse know the I on not middle cost not bottom

Todd Schull

Yes, encouragement little bit this the telecom I’ll albeit is actually. side so that start of say and I'd a with

you the that's come seeing last think about news telecom from seeing telecom it. business bouncing of quarter, good that this we standpoint the side bottom characterize our I and know I talked in a along sequentially telecom On sort of quarter, least side of last up at and

to and expect means, - by know, that any improvement. see think know, you expect come a major telecom You now hit - I in to a coming be where that starting XXXX - some certainly said into will we've do hit we're don't bottom to mix next that shift I relative our not prototyping year. - you before be standpoint hitting into prototype XG we to until not really from I've XG. with And XXXX. really But hitting as starting volume know I see play

we've was the It I and were this come as more networking of by On where seen surprised spending little you enterprise phenomenon. I the down. we a side term related still short I'd that a know, is just view say softness.

are They're by data think there I longer positive. term the traffic. driven trends

should provider service I to networking think that's strengthen. going Certainly equipment. drive the demand

our and help help customers in will that TTM. forward turn Going enable, will that

temporary So of again side, on as the networking more situation. a view I it

we Matt, China In instrumentation shift there footprint industrial part towards MII requirements the the our how already the side. volume on to side, responding, were and we terms good news on of track are medical of is

path. that - that We have on

that And and path. We requirements that for us be China. our continue facilities one in production. for our volume be U.S. in will our footprint. involved pilot of and support X then plants really will networking area into communications And prototyping that that That's volume with where taking there. more direction, footprint our more on And we're leave really to very was this

Matt Sheerin

Okay. very much. Thank you

Todd Schull

Thank you.

Operator

to Sean & you. we [Needham Hannan go And Thank next go Company] Please ahead.

line is Your open.

Sean Hannan

Yeah. Thanks here folk. questions the for taking

quick you if yield around come it's - going just So yield to is the back a to be wanted certainly as through that a Tom work steep really topic. see you I acknowledge this this curve year.

to you could able normalized hit that know point and to down some try where of being we're be confidence on target at March like a that? of accomplish is the yields an say level you there better able folks Is more a understand little further now greater into Just quarter, perhaps opportunity or there path. something the

Thomas Edman

think making to that - to take out, certainly ahead climb and a well. confidence. into that of up past, we'll can we of become pop ATI ahead we’ve we in question with that just over transition as of - it, all same gained critical as here. the terms Yeah, know course advanced first bit and to are technology, of but case that's saw the more we've as technology year know, we the cycle a has it you technology we’ll And plan of transition, the the that's that we've too thing where news kind of comfortable next commercialize got be you initiating where - confidence from now taken good as year TTM the clients bit starting critical so say quite I certainly a one and curve little and - you through in then of see I the here early as We're it's going quarter that ramp, we that Sean, is there no happened our and step think a

Sean Hannan

to hear. great That’s

think into into little new that want longer get might into of here? of share Clearly you're within of and or terms you could the medical, visibility and that feels if performance times business have at just segments programs for efforts. could designs how you those so and this you then see little getting going bit some segment us into there be separately, Okay. in earlier, going I that And of that there wins you there, group, lead would mentioned strong activity those how one we that some on where playing are a lumped also of a markets sense some hoping industrial, the bit to viewpoints the a cadence with point grouping, feel of prior based

Thomas Edman

what a I seeing some of in capital a at you that's is at the Yes, has instrumentation know, semiconductor area the that strong. about QX, that in The equipment certainly little you has you we're there. we saw here, is an it's under a so area been improvement dynamic drivers you're when industrial. as MI&I to look an industrial been very segment, strength also we're as point of right softness an example, strength good demand bit quarter, little area very been the quite we see But out and fluctuation, mixed a bit different of balance the you seeing know, a and MI&I last you think know, as where and

to and now we really in well that what of the you that of some forward. with number of in we're is carry one very customers that the in design, The there the that seeing North engineering company. say come service and our a support, instrumentation And do expect excited a strength in market - know, of answers back have I it answer medical why about back If from down-hole grow bit. side, for volume their those and with happened. volume North to range into half we because as That's just customer to a decide and America large we America. it's see And breadth start as terms to growth. for that initial that that that very very up carrying kind can would start start they pilot that medical support, them onshore, they areas has this customers and area, keep to we're that we year as of prototyping We are volume also little forecast been up positive, have in able to where into

really for its a exciting us So area. very

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the you gives that – MI&I. that’s So of breakdown a

Sean Hannan

I performance time? that - an step some think thought should we for opportunity is a And to would Is that opportunity the point as an segment be in able aggregate, for about we me That's in helpful. it fair very at if ‘XX logic the that and into to have here. acceleration move that incorrect if as tell have seem me back you on and this

Thomas Edman

the where industrial fair with of you relatively first the I from, half think weak the when that's on being thought, you because we're know think this year front. year coming about especially

you is that to by X% looking better see much Bismarck. being level that moving for ’XX, you from at that in I'd about know, moving feel projected and If the that start towards up X% we it certainly - point back

Sean Hannan

That's great. Thanks much. so

Thomas Edman

you. Thank

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Paul Chong

is Paul on This taking thanks. my question. Coster. for Chong Thanks Hi,

So did say on revenue? in of hear XQ, ramp you you I XX% lower correctly, the did

Thomas Edman

Yes, you did Paul.

Paul Chong

Okay.

segment. higher or your record in driven? maybe a So that probably Is would unit function that of on be that highest, more ASPs

Thomas Edman

Yes.

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and that an And But ASP really so so there. about does become we're - yield that of focused. where story performance all it more

Paul Chong

Okay.

for XQ from your So were really actually because here. rates the in year - they're that ramp on margins decline up like year gross look is utilization they

So occur? is that technology transition

Todd Schull

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Paul Chong

you beyond the leverage Okay. maybe And know, with expertise can opportunity expand we Android expect to Apple, platform? then your and materially in attempt

Todd Schull

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Paul Chong

to about to How growth that we high single aerospace year hitting last term, track then year. the on looks digits you expect this segment a in what there? like they're and And should you're you. Got it ‘XX the especially me Thank longer tough the fiscal drive think segment you. for question is, in comp from as fiscal

Todd Schull

with ‘XX. the fiscal budget year certainly Started budget up from X% the the backdrop, out DOD Paul. Sure. Thanks, request is

and there, surveillance Congress climate concentrated think to particular core also about terms that little about strength. communication RF armed areas perspective that, to from you certainly going favorable play of spending the technology. around modernization more in a to if very be support areas. comes in areas think have our I of bit into forces. positive, is from is And TTM important then talk where as And a in a TTM very we

from overall digital to that generally and cable looking circuitry spacing requirements customers rigid density as increasing at into moving As accommodate demand modernizing design. wire look our flex, at - analog connection order HCI looking of in to improve to leads at older again a platforms, their kind increasing requirements flex and customers

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specific programs programs of at we've - breadth backdrop that here a there's involved and So this we're point nice in. XX got that and favorable over program programs

right of programs, in moving the direction. So are breadth nice that programs a

- end and a with so then I'll just comment. And

evidence being at I the overall of backlog momentum million further provides record program think $XXX levels the there.

support and encouraged So about segment we're the in aerospace customers very the defense we can that provide end markets. here our

Paul Chong

Thank Great. you much. very

Todd Schull

Thank you.

Operator

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Thomas Edman

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Operator

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