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ScanSource Reports Third Quarter Results

ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCSC), the leading international value-added distributor of specialty technology products, today announced financial results for the third quarter fiscal year 2014 for the period ended March 31, 2014.

Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

Net Sales $683.0 million
Net Income $16.9 million
Diluted EPS $0.59 per share  

"We had excellent bottom line results for the quarter, including double-digit growth in operating income and earnings per share," said Mike Baur, CEO, ScanSource, Inc. "Sales for our Worldwide Barcode & Security segment increased 4% year-over-year, driven by strong performance from Brazil and Europe. However, our Worldwide Communications & Services segment had a weaker than expected sales quarter."

For the quarter ended March 31, 2014, net sales totaled $683.0 million, which are unchanged from net sales for the prior year quarter.   Operating income for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 increased to $25.7 million from $20.8 million in the prior year quarter. The effective tax rate increased to 34.8% in the current quarter from 34% in the prior year quarter. Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 increased to $16.9 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, compared with net income of $14.0 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the prior year quarter.

Forecast for Next Quarter

The Company announced its current expectations for the fourth quarter fiscal year 2014.  ScanSource expects net sales for the quarter ending June 30, 2014 to range from $715 million to $745 million and diluted earnings per share to range from $0.55 to $0.58 per share.

Webcast Details

ScanSource will present additional information about its financial results and outlook in a conference call with presentation slides today, May 1, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (ET).  A webcast of the call and accompanying presentation slides will be available for all interested parties and can be accessed at (Investor Relations section).  The webcast will be available for replay for 60 days.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains comments that are “forward-looking” statements that involve risks and uncertainties; these statements are subject to the safe harbor created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Any number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated or forecasted results, including, but not limited to, expanded operations in emerging markets, such as Brazil, that expose the Company to greater political and economic volatility than its operations in established markets; costs and delays in connection with the Company's new ERP system and the costs associated with the litigation of the prior ERP system project; the ability to forecast volatility in earnings resulting from the quarterly revaluation of the Company's earnout obligation to the sellers of CDC; and macroeconomic circumstances that could impact the business, such as currency fluctuations,  credit market conditions, and an economic downturn.  For more information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ from anticipated results, see the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2013 and the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Except as may be required by law, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to disclosing results that are determined in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), the Company also discloses certain non-GAAP financial measures, including net sales excluding the translation impact of foreign currencies and return on invested capital ("ROIC").  Non-GAAP financial measures are used to better understand and evaluate performance, including comparisons from period to period, as described below.

Net sales excluding the translation impact of foreign currencies:  The Company discusses the percentage change in net sales excluding the translation impact from changes in foreign currency exchange rates between reporting periods.  This measure enhances comparability between periods to help analyze underlying trends.

Return on invested capital ("ROIC"):  Management uses ROIC as a performance measurement to assess efficiency in allocating capital under the Company's control to generate returns.  Management believes this metric balances the Company's operating results with asset and liability management, is not impacted by capitalization decisions and is considered to have a strong correlation with shareholder value creation. In addition, it is easily computed, communicated and understood.  ROIC also provides management a measure of the Company's profitability on a basis more comparable to historical or future periods.

ROIC assists management in comparing the Company's performance over various reporting periods on a consistent basis because it removes from operating results the impact of items that do not reflect core operating performance. Management believes the calculation of ROIC provides useful information to investors and is an additional relevant comparison of the Company's performance during the year. In addition,  the Company's Board of Directors uses ROIC in evaluating business and management performance.  Certain management incentive compensation targets are set and measured relative to ROIC.

These non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and the non-GAAP financial measures that the Company reports may not be comparable to similarly titled amounts reported by other companies.  Analysis of results and outlook on a non-GAAP basis should be considered in addition to, and not in substitution for or as superior to, measurements of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.  A reconciliation of the Company's non-GAAP financial information to GAAP is set forth in the following Supplementary Information tables.

About ScanSource, Inc.

ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is the leading international distributor of specialty technology products, focusing on point-of-sale (POS) and barcode, communications and physical security solutions. ScanSource's teams provide value-added services and operate from two technology segments, Worldwide Barcode & Security and Worldwide Communications & Services. ScanSource is committed to helping its reseller customers choose, configure and deliver the industry's best products across almost every vertical market in North America, Latin America and Europe. Founded in 1992, the Company ranks #711 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, visit

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