Zebra Technologies Q2 Margins Shrink Due to Supply Chain Crisis, Issues Below Par Outlook

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August 4, 2022 Updated: August 4, 2022

Zebra Technologies Corp. FY22 net sales growth of 6.6 percent year-on-year to $1.47 billion, beating the consensus of $1.44 billion. Consolidated organic net sales for the quarter increased by 6.9 percent.

Net sales in the Enterprise Visibility & Mobility (EVM) segment rose 5.8 percent Y/Y to $1.02 billion. Asset Intelligence & Tracking (AIT) segment net sales increased 7.7 percent Y/Y to $446 million.

Margins

The non-GAAP gross margin contracted 200 bps to 46 percent due to higher premium supply chain costs and China import tariff recoveries.

The non-GAAP EBITDA margin contracted 170 bps to 21.9 percent.

Non-GAAP EPS of $4.61 beat the consensus of $4.21.

Zebra held $98 million in cash and equivalents.

“Sales growth was near the high end of our expectations, and we were able to deliver adjusted earnings per share growth over the prior year, despite continued elevated supply chain costs and foreign currency exchange headwinds,” CEO Anders Gustafsson said.

Outlook

Zebra’s Q3 net sales guidance of $1.465 billion -$1.493 billion was below the consensus of $1.51 billion.

The non-GAAP EPS of $4.35 – $4.65 was below the consensus of $5.08.

Zebra’s FY22 net sales outlook of $5.86 billion – $5.97 billion compared to the consensus of $5.94 billion.

By Anusuya Lahiri

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