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BHE Benchmark Electronics

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Lisa Weeks Chief Strategy Officer & Head-Investor Relations
Jeff Benck Chief Executive Officer and President
Roop Lakkaraju Chief Financial Officer
Jaeson Schmidt Lake Street
James Ricchiuti Needham & Company
Anja Soderstrom Sidoti
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Operator

00:06 Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to the Benchmark Electronics, Inc.

Third Quarter Twenty Twenty-One Earnings Conference Call. All participants will be in a listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions] After today’s presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. [Operator Instructions] Please also note this event is being recorded. I Lisa like Investor Weeks, time, conference turn Relations. this to over SVP, At would to now the XX:XX Strategy, and Ma’am, ahead. please go

Lisa Weeks

us quarter you, for Thank Jamie, thanks for XX:XX and Benchmark’s twenty-one twenty joining third earnings call. everyone today

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Jeff Benck

our chain amidst how delivered performed XX:XX proud Thank Lisa, and prices. call you growth. supply with really you, team everyone joining both this these afternoon. our unprecedented Despite challenges, and profit quarter revenue third the of thank I'm results we for this in strong

we five up announced was million today, line nine with dollars guidance earlier seventy-two of our percent revenue and in year-over-year. was As

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Roop Lakkaraju

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Jeff Benck

XX:XX for update, Thanks that Roop.

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Operator

we today XX:XX the Instructions] question-and-answer Ladies ahead from comes Street. time, with Schmidt your from Lake question Jaeson question. begin and gentlemen, will first at Please Our session. go [Operator this

Jaeson Schmidt

sound but questions. curious supply pretty be like value seeing really specifically seem my other of broad-based, where out the markets? QX, you just and are you're of sort medical, the higher sort there the mean, obviously, be of want but easing rank I you're known you in in out taking you to guys. start it well just Semi-Cap kind constraints, will the with order, called most Hey, XX:XX could what seeing if headwinds? Thanks does for constraints to I

Roop Lakkaraju

to to you. Jason talk Hey, good

and, add. areas the start, I'll So, across to commodity again, sectors really seeing we this supply all and comments constraints the but degree call are some of because constraint chain. some I it did from across Really on all a medical, cutting the have constraints Jeff we're

And so, of part demand that's have also inventory we've market in an standpoint. reason the the support seeing we're help to invested end from we that

As forward, address that and investment will we move we're I allow demand to as seeing us the think we move forwarded.

of Let little but when factor some too, me lot the out of argue bit in and other do through component the of Semi-Cap. we're things. in COVID of criticality, that we we components way a working lot of because cleaning could really of and third that to machining you just type and quarter metal on do believe related, different our a have necessarily chain which precision XX:XX there the not had as those add work, More business. bit of supply you there. Jaeson, the process coatings is many COVID outside of supplier do with for necessarily think part Obviously, little broader that issues quarter not We a a we

about that's way and up medical Even Jaeson, So from seeing out it didn't maybe you probably things to medical, were keeping more we it only upside other it's constraints us what to know that's think it, for in you. XX:XX though see referring sequential I probably if point really the specific to And growth. because that's year-over-year. were, the we Semi-Cap specific

Jaeson Schmidt

last? comments actually seeing and expectation you really No, how some long Okay. And decommits on some is helpful. then to XX:XX just have just are given to these seeing just constraints clarify decommits, that's are your lasted your expected Or today? that

Roop Lakkaraju

revenue XX:XX especially really us It’s them when and our they Yes, demand question. that or affecting us. we've decommits build got that's great the component where the defers this affects And It's bills expected and it again, a and out, pushes out, scheduled right, replanning opportunity. delayed, pushing of

still we it try work replan it of we then and to to customers with or allocation those it versus near-term get see getting building can So, we our more long-term? if components and finish

Jeff Benck

extending because currently order say, you it's need. for to One that the and components we customers on just demand suppliers are up product was a get two longer have going here. I'm lead just long on dynamics upside had time, harder it's lined to have for XX:XX if taken But lead that deliver times There's not to right is able was. to where I dynamic it get going when you seen been it time, and be quarter within thought within

we've there to So, containerships the with all out anyone beach of [Indiscernible] long flying seen out trying hanging unload.

lot So, to been the there's a but well, the we've certainly can and – been a see from pretty environment. you that of manage results risk in supply as chain it's managed through able crazy

Jaeson Schmidt

visibility mean, way extend half continue, into calendar that's of how for for it next you Semi-Cap XX:XX the twenty-two? your really does nice a far spot these based the year it and to programs? through Okay. sounds of guys commentary, And first last mean has one this I for is me and it I'll bright I queue. extend sort jump back on been does expected like some year, all into

Jeff Benck

want months our visibility. XX:XX with bit five little is say this would of order. different four they Yes, product on quarters six horizon we to environment, kind given for percent customers normally a we're current components on us What's just to get visibility we're order give sending to asking

our that really little looks lot what's on backlog only weighing So, is we the strong, I like solid twenty-two, but twenty-two. have, say the in twenty confidence forecast would a of through not is which through visibility better pretty a it's

Jaeson Schmidt

a makes lot guys. that sense. Thanks Okay, XX:XX

Jeff Benck

for Thanks good questions. XX:XX

Operator

go ahead & XX:XX Please Needham Ricchiuti Our comes next Company. question your from from James question. with

James Ricchiuti

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Jeff Benck

Jim. of right, the That's number years. XX:XX That's

James Ricchiuti

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Jeff Benck

XX:XX that's network and that other cut million it's least one say Jim the kind necessarily Jeff all probably across in other out and particular is Yeah, I Semi-Cap some sites the than would hundred well. of sectors degree really our vertical comments dollars to across so more or just of mentioned, one pronounced the the affected was some as pushing or of

consistent fairly that from standpoint. it's So,

James Ricchiuti

of on in actual then way this? quantify And Is business perishable think that? that your maybe XX:XX terms you to

Jeff Benck

XX:XX we that And a last customers still was to big they that hard that's want We push pretty from had the product. hear similar. not Well, from pinpoint. quarter

could sort right and of is to demand continue forward, So, you fulfil grow. we rolling this as argue

and have look, stay way. you're the that unrealistic they end And would going being to it upside to right? show hard that see do they this really characterize at that be twenty-two. in what with it's everything demand, supply that okay, fulfil to have we in rolling either are. QX. dollars keep being and continue saying year some one We that, demand can roll definitively benchmark able thinking to strong terms close we're what have to of to they OEMs will probably a amount million we're now to on their hundred in is said, of through into pragmatic reset am look up what That right going pressure will large I bit Now can't quarter, we'll some they'll just a know believe expectations on. That the rollover. the boundary, We We're we

the there's at year targets. to their we set think going some we're think better to their and new than what that think fiscal are for about operating have going they're and adjustment plan to going a look there. go I I through And sense own people see

James Ricchiuti

some being I Got XX:XX which apart certainly extent terms what hearing extent I'm just which folks are U. in in seeing with component you're Operations. to yet, in it. and all certainly impacting we've S. are on from by significant, And pressure as is, challenges, the labor mean impacted you not costs costs elsewhere, well. rising of about what it's wondering

Roop Lakkaraju

there. side, definitely to a XX:XX a the the things are internationally, Yes. the extent in effectively it's on our a definitely job I on mean, standpoint. various seeing look of certain wage of we that employees which right, S. from in to pressures and and pressure very There's And supporting jurisdictions even pass much teams good material we labor but cost U. And doing customers we that. pricing are to managing were through our

Jeff Benck

got to and sure some we XX:XX the make competitive, competitive. benefits got adjustments came on medical bowling starting in certain to had have benefits. domains on like depending make we salary Things match Yeah, package to we stay

something it's and So, kind got on we But the of definitely, environment on we're of just as going makes it resource know also employees. our grow, look at to things. to package a we more and some into is for cost But the on putting attention care for quite we paying of how and employees the talent it's pressure this sense bit we're and all resource there's that. side beyond we war is it make the piece pressure whole important. to on We and sure there's a monetary is our need right add

a also know, we to there's model lot Roop our grow of revenues. we as As leverage as well continue in described,

these a increasing – margin So by costs fully other increasing that's the to helping be it's cost. impacted on bit not

James Ricchiuti

which was have half, that program, said XX:XX and to I up of scale how think Okay. don't and skewed that is but you've I missed the to second QX about that you into the more have anticipated? where know talked in much and high computing ramp scaling is may I this, up past performance

Jeff Benck

it Yes, is. XX:XX

up were QX. in forty over sequentially percent we fact, In

we've wins and happened what's customer filled had we because happened is continuing that it's actually definitely other that from additional large some and with in with programs in also there. it other So, segment the customers

nicely pretty of particularly other that half So, are twenty-two going see But at some strong of a the it's in to compute off on twenty-two of we're we've saying, because back going the to in again, QX. in programs. year-over-year we had hold looking also quarter in fill twenty

of bit So, we've larger went program. activity of in quite success. there momentum kind had good one it There's and from a

James Ricchiuti

it Thank you. XX:XX Got

Operator

comes ahead your next Soderstrom question. from Please Anja go Instructions] [Operator Sidoti. XX:XX from with our And question

Anja Soderstrom

XX:XX Hi Lisa. taking Jeff, Roop, Thanks my questions. and for

a already, the quarter seeing see did do up what is of some as follow-up the follow-up supply that during going have fourth lot works soon the in the progress? quarter? fourth you how I constraints, as into you on questions that but some So, on the I corner Over have and what see as quarter,

Jeff Benck

The think the but to the constraints think the worse. that And that Yes, comment quarter, those into a third worse. going or in quarter. question. I We bit, I are got XX:XX continue we've on constraints fourth [Indiscernible] think your just little

think it. market the into twenty-two. we we And look to twenty-two, as throughout about continue is we As really really think going constraint

look say. more third to we guidance teams gotten the we've extraordinary thought challenging, factored quite in at we quarter the the is That's to It's would but able our it's XX:XX quarter. what we that be got So, into the fourth going our as were quarter. fourth think all reason accomplish. I worse And about

Roop Lakkaraju

I said a Yes, to half, Intel’s We're probably less with impactful as but We sort little to think at hopefully being we comments saw back twenty-two start next of ease. you're probably year, XX:XX get this subtle now we looking the the chain. mid that for about at constrained. things all twenty-two maybe all of dealing is

part a we're unfortunately, So, that. of

So, of we effects build the that.

it's but it's continuing. thinking the are we environment, some QX So, tougher are Hopefully, we all QX of know twenty-two. constrained

Anja Soderstrom

of constraints the with is terms being is now issue component part the in supply them? much how So How all of versus it chain much like of delay? XX:XX ships out

Roop Lakkaraju

of are because maybe capacity; component they're full the have components the as XX:XX much It's the government having that doesn't allocated and to more they're allocating suppliers get allocate SASB it first – it's don't doesn't pushing more the get maybe more medical because stuff. automotive of and

there's think are really but foundation, thing. goes frankly with I in just the starts this sheet semiconductors. I the things trucking coming anymore. But so. on that, to not the enough or – like We're we're problem, really late the capacity shipments issues it it no across and increased have of that certainly port the limited exacerbating [Indiscernible] and some think issues are range is predominant It's is question memory components. even or seeing And not restrictions seeing just passive metal plastics that

Anja Soderstrom

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Roop Lakkaraju

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Anja Soderstrom

XX:XX Okay. Thank you.

actually have I a think good was all that for questions. me

Roop Lakkaraju

XX:XX Thanks. Okay.

Operator

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Lisa Weeks

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