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TTM (TTMI)

Participants
Sameer Desai Senior Director, Corporate Development and IR
Thomas Edman President and CEO
Todd Schull EVP and CFO
Matt Sheerin Stifel
William Stein SunTrust
Steven Fox Cross Research
Paul Coster J.P. Morgan
Sean Hannan Needham & Company
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Operator

Good day and welcome to the TTM Technologies Incorporated Q4 Earnings Call. At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Sameer Desai, Senior Director of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Sameer Desai

Thanks, Stephanie.

Before we get started, I would like to remind everyone that today's call contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements related to TTM's future business outlook. Report materially risks forward-looking factors the and our recent differ one due explained Securities could and most more XX-K or uncertainties Annual and results Exchange from filings statements these to in our Commission. Actual other Form with on including the assumptions forward-looking These and are date the on based of statements of expectations management's as this presentation. whether other information, any obligation by revise except these statements, or future required to any new of or update undertake as publicly not law. result does circumstances, TTM as events a of Please risks the refer reports which found regarding SEC Form to on our full the statement the registration that may disclosures the and in X-K, TTM may other S-X affect XX-Q, on Form XX-K, Company's be filings.

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Thomas Edman

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Todd Schull

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Operator

Absolutely. first We'll [Operator ahead. with Instructions] Stifel. go take Please from question our Matt Sheerin

Matt Sheerin

thank Yeah, Good you. afternoon.

Thomas Edman

Hello, Matt.

Matt Sheerin

Tom and Hey team.

the I there. guess target. looks question it cellular about year-over-year the on So leverage despite business, It you to just but and margin like still up in a so or looks XX% of your EPS so - implied you're I sequentially that's going significantly still to see have these year-over-year, decrease some expect

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Thomas Edman

Let Matt. me take crack a at that

QX the to regards in first margins. So

observed you correct, You're that.

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of As they few from months lot be disclosure public than companies, might maybe in the phone our market lots prospects of definitely you we thought ago. know QX by a a are softer cellular

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underlying still a you the year-over-year. pretty revenue standpoint, from different number, see revenue So are that a units solid but

- to by end two and what's of driven you cause at markets. equation the So - the and factors; main look and networking then you attributed come in be happening the the really to utilization and margins margin when particularly say, to here back cellular been facilities okay, challenged is our communications it's it's one, you our

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what's So you first quarter. in those pressure on margins putting the the factors take really together, that's

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Matt Sheerin

and just growth suppliers the your that digits. other in Tom, a as What on - just of the are same visibility. ups maybe think couple business there. into business of year, cellular visibility single Okay obviously the kind I commentary this for seeing you not thing, much One, follow on low expectations mentioned,

do year? - have have that this can kind what how you that that you So of you you visibility grow or confidence business

Thomas Edman

certainly look year And ramp. technology strong cellular I so year-on-year, year, last certainly as very our growth phones, had about to congratulate and if environment up this year, team. shift last were we at with in big the we and look again a we Right you XX%

of job think remarkable challenge financially. that and responding did a I they to delivering

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Matt Sheerin

structure just cost that? currency you're due that seeing, there on any to for are to higher the that mitigate plans anything and help headwinds the cost or can do Okay you cutting

Thomas Edman

a think I live regular how and direction as drum cost continue is operate that best to you TTM. this. mean, is we know What on headwinds and to environment all focus and in Chinese of structure cost and on to - cost so respond increases for focus that have as that in of a I mitigate. a improvement, the takes using really labor practice respond so we sudden function in frankly in - continue on we a ends beat business cost movements into we'll a our changes focus capability our that how period our material that which that usually time run sharing, and pointed the time. size we really right the we in We drive Yeah, never business, Todd our the a that's sudden - to continuous to to

and And based that good in is I that you a of continue our not we just remind also and So portion very subject absolutely would the to responding revenue process profitability of to shift. that are to more and North will America currency respond.

our advantage a terms nice there base. in of production got So we've

Matt Sheerin

Okay, thank you.

Thomas Edman

Thank you, Matt.

Operator

ahead. to question We'll next from William SunTrust. move go on Please from our Stein

William Stein

Thanks and quarter. brief financing update on good market given the the very taking my a us congrats help was hoping on or volatility you Great. today? for Anaren I can give a questions

Todd Schull

forward. carefully a foretell a watching a here We've question. last stabilization of the little week, stability half market day has that all good that last excited very quite more That's been as the to see the will over little and pleased of we go and we're hopefully and been where bit a

acquisition market fund are know, we price - the expect to $XXX to of that the in our you and XXX million. raise a that acquisition, we it we would to transaction. go time debt able of as be we purchase announced So we the out announced have At

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market stable, regulatory received his comments, obtain to does as stay the have in opening yet approval. that's the and mentioned another clearance, Tom assuming Secondly, CPS but we still one

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Thomas Edman

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William Stein

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Thomas Edman

so that little to and beyond in fourth was OEM Sure. prior, a was particularly the solutions the - take were as because to the Yeah, of of it out, of electric into the much side the was year some in of just I were we actually EV at subsidy on very in of quarter, - I the customers interpret that going bit we vehicle terms think don't end that, effect the area. comparable pointed high China demand quarter how changes our don't read had that - they out I area really quarter year. deliveries the - I primarily pushed several

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William Stein

thanks. the Great, luck good year. And in

Thomas Edman

you. Thank

Operator

our take from go from Fox Please Steven Cross next Research. ahead. We'll question

Steven Fox

unexpected that you yield meet with good the was sort in the afternoon. QX in customers went had for any in profound of your though other next were off, leverage staggered, that relative how bit with that generation Can there talk targets, you, did see color you other your on thanks obviously for to did related little technology. performance, in better what's I ramp perhaps that or Thank you how ramps it all you going on you operating is a what first cost own color QX, guess QX, needed? about that year-over-year absorbed your words on more

Thomas Edman

Sure QX. we this indication of exiting some and had

we internal in were QX on forecast to yield were performance was If really see that. - ahead our you remember, that excited we of

expect into QX improve, even we ahead QX that continue will expectations. certainly extent technology so change of carrying to processing momentum it QX. in The had major a of continue. that we're given we that a yields - we're team subsidy our expecting the So continued course that to the to through improve is move yields like to - is, those and really to We

in area exceeded job I on by think yields, expectations our that organization. really tremendous in QX overall the

Steven Fox

customer? I by programs Great, a you in little business, over those was sense of auto that's what ramping XX sort end mentioned give And us a bit within next of then helpful. the it XX the for of that are new terms application are months. XX the you think Can

Todd Schull

Again that mix, the way you primarily and activity seeing and the still it's We've in to you're activity, area but volume at other board and with that most is facilities, China ramp. PCB facilities we're those mix of so advance TTMs the area do with a Valley which in advance US the facilities are in Yeah, in RF. sensors And see so customers. customers technology structure growth. see in they're function areas, programs we are assembled mainly as on programs sales - along the are of few then we're then China. those as predominantly commercially can in that ramping, focused to technology a nice And that geographically them. and customers again solutions drag got in proximity. a PCB other the organization medium for and Silicon coupled view, in work really a of the E-M that supporting Chine, ramp with programs that area with the are with lot solutions to areas footprint mainly support There particularly security a conventional gives being RF that electric expect, proximities one the we stage our assembled predominantly engaging of development solutions our our our they're US early there same through of in - we're a the working lot being in of ability the going these a but and support and the ongoing thing vehicle, technology That then

through of the So manner engagement. that's

Steven Fox

Great, you. the the flows thank cash and year. in which were lastly And just fantastic quarter on then the

that would profit operations that should growth. assume as about to of some be lead maybe in higher for think you a cash going from to something full top lead the working you. on in picture Does XXXX. a or the Thank that year flow XXXX? going is line drag growth painting there capital also it You're terms I

Todd Schull

cycle that working managing that take capital key cash we of to our I of look as regards capital. Steve. working In identify in exercise, our base I'll at kind terms our metrics

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Steven Fox

Great, that's very helpful. Thanks again.

Todd Schull

Thank you.

Operator

Coster to with caller, move ahead. Morgan. J.P. Please Paul our on next go We'll

Paul Coster

taking the a so first you same remainder It this full my Thank of thanks for expect through impressive, the year? year. question. for looks the I Should have pretty quick few questions, quarter. the we

Todd Schull

the we're XXXX So to way XX%. that looking yeah, guidance, our XX% at is of that range

year for that's the projection and you tweak you kind you and full as our So it then go actual get of forward more results.

Paul Coster

combined seems The mean acquired half in business, once the and are expand integration? of business acquisition year - out to Do more Anaren advise will range the to to had legacy superior you the the second operation that so it think going margins the that assume the margins business top Anaren reasonable doubled I target the it the way. have will in than is consecutive operational of

Todd Schull

we're that sure close, get not provide in to certainly we'll we're variable and the look to timing closing date. a like Tom when sense we to outlook but big that going might One try mentioned, is as better of when what

the we so normally teens, what to upside and kind operating right generates is mid You're model. mid twice EBITDA that their XXs there a observe and financial margins of that business significant average is model margin into we're the on their are see

willing, positive not if you in seasonal the on not, so look quarter our is some at that. you color guidance have indicated the transaction if patterns. acquisition. and as if a first that We going price look in quickly going would we reasonable like And we transaction. very see expectations at we some the what that sure given financing debt business synergies forecasting like layer either comes profit the obviously or given Tom's I contribution ability, encourage revenue this accretive after second the that for that will, close typical be baked assuming on I where you as some there, your is if which you - from make to our the markets we've for also And expect to as think on base earlier, Then to would our definitely far

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kind street comment years, kind in those to we over how knowledge that. have estimates I the would of you that act of of using So this point. and several build can't specifically are metrics at the last to out your

Paul Coster

US you've Asia running Last share plan China question to got a in based What are there? you some you kind list; you have comfortable essentially but can based CPS, and large here you're through ownership. get company place situation got on that also of and other operation, the how risks US based contingents and you

Todd Schull

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if this excellent needed. process. through is there take have will so amended and We third those of far, there. we twice so There slice here which you that certainly is an and as understand process requirements so relationship say be an our government ongoing and very the can been the - agreement an agreement that And to have with there working is road the relationship seriously we the

that government's I'll clock that to to but work optimistic - have we the fairly have this. We there through time so that time and will we an about on is this how view together, goes table all a we is review and existing have relationship, come have the table - will with a

keep either transaction. is close QX, we'll our informed to So again and you here it intent certainly QX the or

Paul Coster

very you thank much. Okay,

Todd Schull

Thank you.

Operator

ahead. on Sean Please Hannan And we'll go with Company. to move Needham &

Sean Hannan

during here taking the to for you're did expecting that number like to question two, in as this talk many look question ramp you number timing would that my going It's proceeds XX Thanks. there 'XX, thanks one you the took you and Yeah, ramp wins back on what when for here. how for the of that reference, a 'XX, just and automotive, year? then course that about just

Thomas Edman

last number you really will going we this Yeah, and the forward. doing Sean, that disclosed we so for is year haven't something be

ramps point with here occur then the will these next and volume, the programs in building there, small at to take terms know we're of relatively tend next process volumes. is two at two those occurring be or In you in to and early when years volumes as commercial ramps build year that would early the of the to meaningful and stage year course the and - volume but starting building in yeah, that this

a So you're volume and year this XXXX, building looking XXXX. at then meaningful into - really starting more into

Sean Hannan

should folks. bit for so year, at this into much, maybe space trying to of that And just understand looking an the follow the segment, where understood. how year, about, on incremental maybe then some this perhaps until where Okay, look? that year, you're uptick that growth think we end going then something path than a for of at norm current to expecting so below the think point or up from about general to middle be provided Is of and we slow that different sort little were the to comments you the networking do down communications, shape Thanks that how typical we of segment? expect the

Thomas Edman

we - little piece telecom enterprise the networking bit give difficult and the year, - these we are communications thirds side to a space seeing that is that of difficult now of is is an I networking The of with I different a and and very set outside it and about call two what causes large So customers is to forecast. dynamics overall come networking the we're in the the a to terms would third of slowdown networking side. the deal right and think of be this gradually visibility to in what back course of it's difficult there really spend. always networking during all on expect on of of that but

relatively happen is the to we next this a side. outs and telecom as along look then flat into would the bouncing to bottom it now way as the and year telecom the of And the year. would the that's forecasting towards through initial on us to of sort for build course right when the of year, expect start end probably XG, So see volume right the then at develop

build So your in we that's what that would see timeframe start a as where one point volume then XXXX. I we start good into is, QX really next think and seeing then higher go year to the and volumes into some

Sean Hannan

Okay, very folks. helpful. Thanks the questions taking today for here

Thomas Edman

you. Thank

Operator

call And no Edman any I'd there the queue. are in Mr. questions now further for to back over to Tom closing turn remarks. the like

Thomas Edman

to points Stephanie by just made good commitment. summarizing the And like you thank and Okay, earlier. I'd close

First, of really XXXX. quarter for we strong fourth delivered results the

that full year. of we the fourth number for the heard You recorded quarter and both records for the

just did our forecast my just So as strong of congratulations end terrific share a capped I'd per that flow. our on due quarter. high and earnings cash content to the record outstanding team like to operating really We to where we that well non-GAAP growth off just an very beat was year reached as solid non-GAAP EPS execution operational and and revenues, reiterate

all And close our continued thanking you who're on our a those Thank mutual TTM like employees set engineering to phone. and finally, your capability benefits. by new those We for just customers transaction Good employees of able are Anaren welcome of closing the I forward excited and I and you into potential support. the and to terrific about investors, being to look all bye.

Operator

today's so Thank for And this much call. concludes you participation. your

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