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Insight Enterprises, Inc. Reports Record First Quarter Results

Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) (the “Company”) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2024. Highlights include: Gross profit increased 13% year over year to a ...

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CHANDLER, Ariz.: Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) (the “Company”) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2024. Highlights include:

  • Gross profit increased 13% year over year to a record $440.9 million with gross margin expanding 170 basis points to a first quarter record 18.5%
    • Insight Core services gross profit grew 24% year over year
    • Cloud gross profit grew 33% year over year
  • First quarter record results:
    • Earnings from operations increased 29% year over year to $100.0 million
    • Adjusted earnings from operations increased 30% year over year to $121.8 million
    • Diluted earnings per share of $1.74 increased 30% year over year
    • Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.37 increased 33% year over year

In the first quarter of 2024, net sales increased 2%, year over year, and we achieved record gross profit of $440.9 million, an increase of 13%, year over year. Gross margin expanded 170 basis points compared to the first quarter of 2023, to a first quarter record of 18.5%. Earnings from operations of $100.0 million increased 29% compared to $77.5 million in the first quarter of 2023. Adjusted earnings from operations of $121.8 million increased 30% compared to $94.0 million in the first quarter of 2023. Consolidated net earnings were $67.0 million, or 2.8% of net sales, in the first quarter of 2024, and Adjusted consolidated net earnings were $83.4 million, or 3.5% of net sales. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter was $1.74, up 30%, year over year, and Adjusted diluted earnings per share was another first quarter record of $2.37, up 33%, year over year.

“We are pleased to announce another record setting first quarter with very strong performance in our key strategic areas of cloud and Insight Core services, fortified by continued operating expense discipline,” stated Joyce Mullen, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We also achieved several first quarter records including gross profit, gross margin and Adjusted diluted earnings per share, demonstrating we are executing well against our strategic objective of becoming the leading solutions integrator,” Mullen stated.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Results for the Quarter:

  • Consolidated net sales for the first quarter of 2024 of $2.4 billion increased 2%, year over year, when compared to the first quarter of 2023. Product net sales was flat, year to year, while services net sales increased 17%, year over year.
    • Net sales in North America increased 4%, year over year, to $1.9 billion;
      • Product net sales increased 2%, year over year, to $1.6 billion;
      • Services net sales increased 12%, year over year, to $318.5 million;
    • Net sales in EMEA decreased 3%, year to year, to $412.8 million; and
    • Net sales in APAC decreased 2%, year to year, to $61.8 million.
  • Excluding the effects of fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates, consolidated net sales increased 2%, year over year, with increases in net sales in North America and APAC of 4% and 1% year over year, respectively, partially offset by a decrease in net sales in EMEA of 6% year to year.
  • Consolidated gross profit increased 13% compared to the first quarter of 2023 to $440.9 million, with consolidated gross margin expanding 170 basis points to a first quarter record of 18.5% of net sales. Product gross profit decreased 1%, year to year, and services gross profit increased 27%, year over year. Cloud gross profit grew 33%, year over year, and Insight Core Services gross profit increased 24%, year over year. By segment, gross profit:
    • increased 11% in North America, year over year, to $349.8 million (18.4% gross margin);
    • increased 23% in EMEA, year over year, to $75.0 million (18.2% gross margin); and
    • increased 5% in APAC, year over year, to $16.1 million (26.0% gross margin).
  • Excluding the effects of fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates, consolidated gross profit was up 12%, year over year, with gross profit growth in North America, EMEA and APAC of 11%, 20% and 8%, respectively, year over year.
  • Consolidated earnings from operations increased 29% compared to the first quarter of 2023 to $100.0 million, or 4.2% of net sales. By segment, earnings from operations:
    • increased 33% in North America, year over year, to $84.0 million, or 4.4% of net sales;
    • increased 9% in EMEA, year over year, to $11.2 million, or 2.7% of net sales; and
    • increased 20% in APAC, year over year, to $4.8 million, or 7.7% of net sales.
  • Excluding the effects of fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates, consolidated earnings from operations were up 28%, year over year, with increased earnings from operations in North America, EMEA and APAC of 33%, 5% and 22%, year over year, respectively.
  • Adjusted earnings from operations increased 30% compared to the first quarter of 2023 to $121.8 million, or 5.1% of net sales. By segment, Adjusted earnings from operations:
    • increased 31% in North America, year over year, to $102.8 million, or 5.4% of net sales;
    • increased 22% in EMEA, year over year, to $14.0 million, or 3.4% of net sales; and
    • increased 20% in APAC, year over year, to $5.0 million, or 8.0% of net sales.
  • Excluding the effects of fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates, Adjusted consolidated earnings from operations were up 29%, year over year, with increased Adjusted earnings from operations in North America, EMEA and APAC of 31%, 17% and 22%, respectively, year over year.
  • Consolidated net earnings and diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2024 were $67.0 million and $1.74, respectively, at an effective tax rate of 24.0%.
  • Adjusted consolidated net earnings and Adjusted diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2024 were $83.4 million and $2.37, respectively. Excluding the effects of fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates, Adjusted diluted earnings per share increased 32% year over year.

In discussing financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023 in this press release, the Company refers to certain financial measures that are adjusted from the financial results prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). When referring to non-GAAP measures, the Company refers to them as “Adjusted.” See “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for additional information. A tabular reconciliation of financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP to the non-GAAP financial measures is included at the end of this press release.

In some instances, the Company refers to changes in net sales, gross profit, earnings from operations and Adjusted earnings from operations on a consolidated basis and in North America, EMEA and APAC excluding the effects of fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates. In addition, the Company refers to changes in Adjusted diluted earnings per share on a consolidated basis excluding the effects of fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates. In computing these changes and percentages, the Company compares the current year amount as translated into U.S. dollars under the applicable accounting standards to the prior year amount in local currency translated into U.S. dollars utilizing the weighted average translation rate for the current period.

The tax effect of Adjusted amounts referenced herein were computed using the statutory tax rate for the taxing jurisdictions in the operating segment in which the related expenses were recorded, adjusted for the effects of valuation allowances on net operating losses in certain jurisdictions.

GUIDANCE

For the full year 2024, the Company now expects Adjusted diluted earnings per share to be between $10.60 and $10.90. We expect to deliver gross profit growth in the mid to high teens and expect that our gross margin will be approximately 19%.

This outlook assumes:

  • interest expense of $52 to $54 million;
  • an effective tax rate of 26% for the full year;
  • capital expenditures of $50 to $55 million; and
  • an average share count for the full year of 35.3 million shares.

This outlook excludes acquisition-related intangibles amortization expense of approximately $60 million, assumes no acquisition or integration related expenses, transformation or severance and restructuring expenses, net and no significant change in our debt instruments or the macroeconomic environment. Due to the inherent difficulty of forecasting some of these types of expenses, which impact net earnings, diluted earnings per share and selling and administrative expenses, the Company is unable to reasonably estimate the impact of such expenses, if any, to net earnings, diluted earnings per share and selling and administrative expenses. Accordingly, the Company is unable to provide a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the full year 2024 forecast.

CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST

The Company will host a conference call and live webcast today at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss first quarter 2024 results of operations. A live webcast of the conference call (in listen-only mode) will be available on the Company’s web site at http://investor.insight.com/, and a replay of the webcast will be available on the Company’s web site for a limited time following the call. To access the live conference call, please register in advance using the event link on the Company's web site. Upon registering, participants will receive dial-in information via email, as well as a unique registrant ID, event passcode, and detailed instructions regarding how to join the call.

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

The non-GAAP financial measures are referred to as “Adjusted”. Adjusted earnings from operations, Adjusted net earnings and Adjusted diluted earnings per share exclude (i) severance and restructuring expenses, net, (ii) certain executive recruitment and hiring related expenses, (iii) amortization of intangible assets, (iv) transformation costs, (v) certain acquisition and integration related expenses, (vi) gains and losses from revaluation of acquisition related earnout liabilities, and (vii) the tax effects of each of these items, as applicable. Transformation costs represent costs we are incurring to transform our business, to help us achieve our strategic objectives, including becoming a leading solutions integrator. The Company excludes these items when internally evaluating earnings from operations, tax expense, net earnings and diluted earnings per share for the Company and earnings from operations for each of the Company’s operating segments. Adjusted diluted earnings per share also includes the impact of the benefit from the note hedge where the Company’s average stock price for the first quarter of 2024 was in excess of $68.32, which is the initial conversion price of the convertible senior notes. Adjusted EBITDA excludes (i) interest expense, (ii) income tax expense, (iii) depreciation and amortization of property and equipment, (iv) amortization of intangible assets, (v) severance and restructuring expenses, net, (vi) certain executive recruitment and hiring related expenses, (vii) transformation costs, (viii) certain acquisition and integration related expenses, (ix) certain third-party data center service outage related expenses and recoveries, and (x) gains and losses from revaluation of acquisition related earnout liabilities. Adjusted return on invested capital (“ROIC”) excludes (i) severance and restructuring expenses, net, (ii) certain executive recruitment and hiring related expenses, (iii) amortization of intangible assets, (iv) transformation costs, (v) certain acquisition and integration related expenses, (vi) certain third-party data center service outage related expenses and recoveries, (vii) gains and losses from revaluation of acquisition related earnout liabilities, and (viii) the tax effects of each of these items, as applicable.

These non-GAAP measures are used by the Company and its management to evaluate financial performance against budgeted amounts, to calculate incentive compensation, to assist in forecasting future performance and to compare the Company’s results to those of the Company’s competitors. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they allow for greater transparency, facilitate comparisons to prior periods and the Company’s competitors’ results and assist in forecasting performance for future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures presented by other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY TABLE

(DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

 

2024

 

2023

 

change

Insight Enterprises, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Products

 

$

1,963,955

 

 

$

1,967,645

 

 

—%

Services

 

$

415,530

 

 

$

356,302

 

 

17%

Total net sales

 

$

2,379,485

 

 

$

2,323,947

 

 

2%

Gross profit

 

$

440,928

 

 

$

391,315

 

 

13%

Gross margin

 

 

18.5

%

 

 

16.8

%

 

170 bps

Selling and administrative expenses

 

$

337,434

 

 

$

310,001

 

 

9%

Severance and restructuring expenses

 

$

2,227

 

 

$

3,802

 

 

(41%)

Acquisition and integration related expenses

 

$

1,281

 

 

$

51

 

 

> 100%

Earnings from operations

 

$

99,986

 

 

$

77,461

 

 

29%

Net earnings

 

$

67,027

 

 

$

49,972

 

 

34%

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

1.74

 

 

$

1.34

 

 

30%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales Mix

 

 

 

 

 

**

Hardware

 

 

48

%

 

 

57

%

 

(15%)

Software

 

 

35

%

 

 

28

%

 

30%

Services

 

 

17

%

 

 

15

%

 

17%

 

 

 

100

%

 

 

100

%

 

2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North America

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Products

 

$

1,586,306

 

 

$

1,550,436

 

 

2%

Services

 

$

318,516

 

 

$

283,528

 

 

12%

Total net sales

 

$

1,904,822

 

 

$

1,833,964

 

 

4%

Gross profit

 

$

349,843

 

 

$

315,144

 

 

11%

Gross margin

 

 

18.4

%

 

 

17.2

%

 

120 bps

Selling and administrative expenses

 

$

262,920

 

 

$

248,820

 

 

6%

Severance and restructuring expenses

 

$

1,619

 

 

$

3,087

 

 

(48%)

Acquisition and integration related expenses

 

$

1,281

 

 

$

51

 

 

> 100%

Earnings from operations

 

$

84,023

 

 

$

63,186

 

 

33%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales Mix

 

 

 

 

 

**

Hardware

 

 

52

%

 

 

63

%

 

(14%)

Software

 

 

31

%

 

 

22

%

 

51%

Services

 

 

17

%

 

 

15

%

 

12%

 

 

 

100

%

 

 

100

%

 

4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMEA

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