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Why Is Synnex (SNX) Up 7.4% Since Last Earnings Report?

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It has been about a month since the last earnings report for Synnex (SNX). Shares have added about 7.4% in that time frame, outperforming the S&P 500.

Will the recent positive trend continue leading up to its next earnings release, or is Synnex due for a pullback? Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let's take a quick look at the most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important drivers.

SYNNEX Reports Solid Q4 Results

SYNNEX delivered non-GAAP earnings of $4.26 per share for fourth-quarter fiscal 2019, which improved 15.4% from the year-ago quarter and also beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $3.61.

Moreover, revenues of $6.58 billion surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $5.999 billion and increased 18.7% year over year as well.

Robust organic growth and the successful integration of the Convergys business are key drivers. Moreover, management noted that forex did not negatively impact the company’s top and the bottom line.

Further, the company announced its intention to split SYNNEX Technology Solutions and Concentrix into two publicly traded companies. Management believes that this strategic action would help add shareholder value and enhance the company's competitive edge. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2020.

Quarterly Details

SYNNEX’s Technology Solutions revenues were up 17.4% year over year to $5.4 billion.

Management mentioned that the major project areas contributing to the company’s growth were PCs, networking and cloud plus software related solutions. US remained the key catalyst. Other geographies performed per expectation as well. The company also benefited from the large project and integration business, which was an upside in the sequential quarter too.

Concentrix revenues rose 24.7% from the prior-year quarter to $1.2 billion, driven by the Convergys acquisition. Further, new business wins are a positive. Moreover, the company’s strategy to rebalance its portfolio is encouraging.

In the reported quarter, non-GAAP operating income was up 26.4% to $338.5.5 million. Also, non-GAAP operating margin expanded 31 basis points (bps) on a year-over-year basis to 5.14%.

Non-GAAP operating income for the Technology Solutions was $178 million, up 28% from the year-ago quarter, driven by favorable product mix. Additionally, non-GAAP operating margin surged 30 bps to 3.3%

For the Concentrix segment, non-GAAP operating income was $161 million, rising 25% year over year, buoyed by the Convergys consolidation. Non-GAAP operating margin grew 10 bps to 13.3%.

Balance Sheet and Other Details

SYNNEX ended the fiscal fourth quarter with cash and cash equivalents of nearly $225.53 million compared with $262.3 million as of the previous quarter.

During the quarter, cash flow from operations totaled approximately $349.3 million compared with $250 million sequentially.

Guidance

For first-quarter fiscal 2020, SYNNEX expects revenues in the range of $5.24-$5.54 billion.  On a non-GAAP basis, earnings per share are envisioned in the band of $3.03-$3.22.

The company expected the market for Technology Solutions business to remain competitive. Its line card and cross-selling efforts are likely to sustain the sales momentum. The core TS business is projected to grow better than the markets. The company’s project and integration business is expected to be at a more normalized level in the period.

In the fiscal first quarter, the company expects Concentrix business to be within normal seasonal ranges with solid revenue growth and margin expansion.

Management mentioned that in the second half of fiscal 2020, for its largest Hyve customer, there is likely to be a shift in the consignment service model for a large portion of products that the company procures and integrates compared with the current purchase and resell model. This is likely to lower its revenues in the third and fourth quarters by nearly $600 million in each period.

How Have Estimates Been Moving Since Then?

Estimates revision followed an upward path over the past two months. The consensus estimate has shifted 7.73% due to these changes.

VGM Scores

At this time, Synnex has a strong Growth Score of A, though it is lagging a lot on the Momentum Score front with a D. However, the stock was allocated a grade of A on the value side, putting it in the top quintile for this investment strategy.

Overall, the stock has an aggregate VGM Score of A. If you aren't focused on one strategy, this score is the one you should be interested in.

Outlook

Synnex has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). We expect an above average return from the stock in the next few months.

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