FLEX - Flex Ltd.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real-time price. Currency in USD
9.89
+0.07 (+0.71%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous close9.82
Open9.83
Bid9.78 x 2200
Ask9.90 x 2900
Day's range9.74 - 9.92
52-week range5.36 - 14.00
Volume2,673,899
Avg. volume5,680,901
Market cap4.923B
Beta (5Y monthly)1.78
PE ratio (TTM)58.18
EPS (TTM)0.17
Earnings date30 Jul 2020
Forward dividend & yieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-dividend dateN/A
1y target est13.08
  • Flex Announces Date for First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Earnings Call
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    Flex Announces Date for First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Earnings Call

    Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) will hold a conference call to discuss its first quarter fiscal year 2021 results on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).

  • Uber Technologies (UBER) Gets Flex CEO as New Board Member
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    Uber Technologies (UBER) Gets Flex CEO as New Board Member

    Uber Technologies (UBER) welcomes Revathi Advaithi aboard as an independent director and member of the Audit Committee.

  • Why Is Flex (FLEX) Up 26.1% Since Last Earnings Report?
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    Why Is Flex (FLEX) Up 26.1% Since Last Earnings Report?

    Flex (FLEX) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • Flex Appoints Erin McSweeney to Board of Directors
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    Flex Appoints Erin McSweeney to Board of Directors

    Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced that Erin L. McSweeney, a seasoned human capital management executive with experience in the technology, manufacturing and healthcare industries, has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors.

  • Flex Surges: Stock Moves 5.3% Higher
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    Flex Surges: Stock Moves 5.3% Higher

    Flex saw a big move last session, as its shares jumped more than 5% on the day, amid huge volumes.

  • Flex to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conference
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    Flex to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conference

    Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference virtually:

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  • Flex Announces Mike Thoeny as President, Automotive Business Group
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    Flex Announces Mike Thoeny as President, Automotive Business Group

    Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced Mike Thoeny has been named, President, Automotive Business Group, effective June 1, 2020.

  • Flex (FLEX) Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Fall Y/Y
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    Flex (FLEX) Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Fall Y/Y

    Flex's (FLEX) fourth-quarter fiscal 2020 revenues hurt by COVID-19 related market disruptions and sluggish demand in its CEC segment.

  • Flex Ltd (FLEX) Q4 2020 Earnings Call Transcript
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    Flex Ltd (FLEX) Q4 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

    At this time, for opening remarks, I would like to turn the call over to Mr. David Rubin, Flex's Vice President of Investor Relations. First I'd like to start with giving you an update on the COVID-19 situation.

  • Flex (FLEX) Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates
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    Flex (FLEX) Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates

    Flex (FLEX) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 7.69% and -1.65%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • Flex Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2020 Results
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    Flex Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2020 Results

    Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2020.

  • Flex Announces Date for Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2020 Earnings Call
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    Flex Announces Date for Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2020 Earnings Call

    Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) will hold a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and fiscal year end 2020 results on Thursday, May 07, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).

  • Flex Appoints Michael Hartung as President, Agility Solutions Segment
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    Flex Appoints Michael Hartung as President, Agility Solutions Segment

    Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) announced the appointment of Michael Hartung as president of the Agility Solutions Segment. As part of the company’s succession planning, Mr. Hartung’s appointment follows Doug Britt’s notice of his intent to resign from the company.

  • Bloomberg

    Trump Risks U.S. Jobs While Saving Apple’s at Austin Factory

    (Bloomberg) -- When Donald Trump toured an Austin, Texas, factory in November alongside Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, the president promoted the event as a celebration of U.S. manufacturing and the return of good-paying jobs to the country.The Apple CEO had successfully made his case to the administration that some components for his company’s products should be excluded from Trump’s China tariffs in exchange for keeping production in the U.S.“Today, I opened a major Apple Manufacturing plant in Texas that will bring high-paying jobs back to America,” Trump tweeted on Nov. 20.But the facility Trump visited is owned and operated by contract manufacturer Flex Ltd. and has been open for 30 years. For decades, it has been producing various devices for many companies including Cisco Systems Inc. Apple has been at the Flex plant since 2013.Computer Parts“He doesn’t have to worry about tariffs,” Trump said of Cook during the Nov. 20 factory tour. “Because when you build in the United States, you don’t have to worry about tariffs.”Two months earlier, the iPhone maker was exempted from tariffs levied on components it imports from China that are used in the Mac Pro desktop put together at the Flex plant. The removal of a 25% surcharge on items like power supplies and printed circuit boards that house the main components of the computer lowered Apple’s costs and, according to Cook, was the reason why the Cupertino, California-based company continued its manufacturing at the Austin factory.But other companies, like San Jose, California-based Cisco, didn’t receive the same treatment. Now jobs related to the manufacture of its products are at risk.In July 2019, Cisco asked the government to exempt the company’s power supplies for U.S.-made servers and switches from the same 25% tariff. Cisco said neither this China-made product nor a comparable one is available in the U.S. or from sources in third countries.Tariff ExemptionsCisco, like many other U.S. companies, was making the same plea to the Trump administration as Apple had: The exemptions were necessary to save good-paying American jobs.After months of being stuck in the process, Cisco was told March 5 that its application for the tariff exemption was denied.“After careful consideration, your request was denied because the request concerns a product strategically important or related to ‘Made in China 2025’ or other Chinese industrial programs,” Joseph Barloon, general counsel for the Office of U.S. Trade Representative, wrote in the denial notice.The applications for an exemption from Apple and Cisco were strikingly similar, particularly when it came to the question of whether their products helped China expand its industrial might.Power Supply“The subject power supplies are not strategically important or related to ‘Made in China 2025’ or any other Chinese industrial policy,” Cisco wrote. “The manufacture of these products in China is unrelated to China’s efforts to develop indigenous, advanced Information and Communications Technology products.”Apple used nearly identical language, saying: “This product is a component of a consumer electronic device. It is not strategically important or related to ‘Made in China 2025’ or other Chinese industrial programs.”Indeed, the power-supply boxes imported from China don’t require cutting-edge technological know-how. They are mostly made up of large spools of copper wire, capacitors and other basic wiring. They haven’t been made in the U.S. for years and don’t require highly paid skilled labor.Apple’s application to get a tariff exclusion was approved in September 2019.Tariff ReliefA USTR spokesman didn’t respond to a request for comment when asked why Apple’s power supply unit doesn’t constitute a product that’s strategically important to China’s industrial programs if an almost identical one from Cisco does.Cisco representatives specifically told USTR and others in the administration while the applications were pending that jobs were at risk, according to sources familiar with the process who asked not to be identified discussing private talks.In a statement after the decision, Cisco said the exemptions it sought “would support the competitiveness of this domestic manufacturing.”The company said it would continue to work with the trade representative’s office for tariff relief on other items, including “for communications equipment that we believe are vital to support the medical response to the coronavirus.”USTR doesn’t make public the reasons why it approves a company’s exemption requests. The business community writ large has complained about the lack of visibility into why certain companies get what appears to be preferential treatment over others.San Jose, California-based Flex, which works for both companies, said in a statement that “securing waivers for tax exemptions is an individualized process based on each customer situation” and declined to identify other customers that use the Austin plant. “Flex’s global footprint provides our customers with options for manufacturing locations, however, we also work closely to help our customers secure tariff exemptions based on their needs.”A group of Texas lawmakers in a letter to trade chief Robert Lighthizer last year underscored that jobs are on the line in Cisco’s case. “Cisco’s operations in Texas directly support more than 1,150 jobs in our state and indirectly support thousands of related jobs in logistics, warehousing, distribution and transportation,” the lawmakers said in their Sept. 13 letter.The decision by the trade office means it’s now a lot cheaper for Cisco to put together its servers, switches and routers in Flex plants in Mexico and export the finished device tariff-free to the U.S. The company declined to say what actions it would take regarding jobs or manufacturing in light of the denial of tariff exemption.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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    Apple Supplier Targets Production of 30,000 Ventilators a Month

    (Bloomberg) -- Flex Ltd., a contract manufacturer known for making Apple Inc. computers, is starting to assemble thousands of ventilators to meet surging demand for the machines in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.The San Jose, California-based company will be churning out 25,000 to 30,000 ventilators a month by May or June, according to John Carlson, Flex’s head of medical solutions. That’s equal to the industry’s typical annual output, but as many as 1 million of these machines are needed now, he said in an interview Friday.The coronavirus has infected more than 1 million people and killed 58,000. Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, affects people’s respiratory systems. That has led to shortages of ventilators as hospitals try to keep thousands alive. On Friday, New York and New Jersey governors ordered unused ventilators to be seized from medical facilities and redistributed to hospitals treating coronavirus patients.Flex generates about $2 billion in annual sales by manufacturing medical devices for other companies. But ventilators are usually made in-house by medical-device companies, so this is new territory.Still, Carlson said Flex and other electronics contract manufacturers are well placed to respond. Flex has plants in the U.S., Mexico and China as well as other locations around the globe, along with experience procuring parts, dealing with regulations and adapting to local situations, such as workforce lockdowns.Ventilator production is slowed by the limited availability of proprietary valves and tubes that control the flow of air in and out of patients. These are usually made my small, specialist firms that supply them to medical-equipment companies, which, in turn, assemble ventilators themselves. That makes it hard to increase production quickly, Carlson said.Flex is working to make its own versions of these valves and tubes by reverse-engineering existing units and using techniques such as 3-D printing, he said.Many different companies are trying to make ventilators, including Flex rivals. U.S. President Donald Trump has pressured carmakers to pitch in, too, but Carlson said those companies will struggle because they have no experience making these devices and it will take time re-tool their factories.“It seems like a simple problem but the details get more complicated,” he said. “The whole world is trying to solve it, which is a great place to be, as long as the solution works.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Flex Addresses COVID-19 and Impact on Its Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2020
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    Flex Addresses COVID-19 and Impact on Its Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2020

    Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced that as a result of the still-evolving COVID-19 situation, it expects fourth quarter fiscal 2020 results to be negatively impacted and the Company is not expected to meet its current guidance.

  • Flex to Host Investor and Analyst Webcast
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    Flex to Host Investor and Analyst Webcast

    Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced that it will host its Investor and Analyst webcast at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on March 11, 2020. Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and the resulting concerns regarding travel and safety, Flex has changed its previously announced Investor and Analyst Day event, which was scheduled to take place in New York City on March 11, 2020, to a webcast instead. The webcast will include executive presentations, led by Chief Executive Officer, Revathi Advaithi and Chief Financial Officer, Chris Collier, followed by a Q&A session.

  • Electronics Stocks' Feb 5 Earnings Roster: AME, NVT & More
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    Electronics Stocks' Feb 5 Earnings Roster: AME, NVT & More

    Here is a sneak peek at how four electronics stocks might fare in their quarterly results slated to release on Feb 5.

  • Flex (FLEX) Q3 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Fall Y/Y
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    Flex (FLEX) Q3 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Fall Y/Y

    Flex's (FLEX) third-quarter fiscal 2020 revenues hurt by sluggish demand from China and soft demand from networking customers.

  • Flex (FLEX) Beats Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates
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    Flex (FLEX) Beats Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

    Flex (FLEX) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 15.15% and 5.37%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • Electronics Stock Jan 30 Earnings Roster: FLEX, NATI & More
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    Electronics Stock Jan 30 Earnings Roster: FLEX, NATI & More

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  • Analysts Estimate Flex (FLEX) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for
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    Analysts Estimate Flex (FLEX) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for

    Flex (FLEX) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

  • IPhone Manufacturer Gets Into Electric Cars Via Fiat Venture
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    IPhone Manufacturer Gets Into Electric Cars Via Fiat Venture

    (Bloomberg) -- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the main assembler of Apple Inc.’s iPhones, will establish a joint venture with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to develop and make electric vehicles in China.Hon Hai and its subsidiaries will hold 50% of the venture and Fiat Chrysler the rest, the Taiwanese company said in an exchange filing. While the two companies have yet to sign a formal agreement, they plan to target the Chinese market first and consider exporting cars later. They aim to ink the agreement in the first quarter, according to a person familiar with the matter, and Hon Hai’s Hong Kong-listed unit FIT Hon Teng will also be involved. Fiat Chrysler declined to comment beyond the filing.Shares of Hon Hai were up as much as 2.7% in Taipei trading Friday, their biggest intraday rise since mid-November and the main driver behind the benchmark Taiex’s gain.Hon Hai, the primary listed vehicle for Terry Gou’s Foxconn Technology Group, seeks to diversify from its role as the assembler of a swath of the world’s electronics from Macbooks to Sony Playstations. The company aims to employ its expertise in precision manufacturing and supply chain management to grow the automotive business to 10% of revenue in the long run, Chairman Young Liu told Bloomberg News.“Hon Hai will be responsible for design, components and supply chain management,” he said in a text message, adding that the company will not get into car assembly.Hon Hai and Fiat Chrysler are focusing on the Chinese market because of sheer volume, the executive said. While consumers in the country buy more electric vehicles than anywhere else in the world, sales have slumped since the government pared back subsidies amid a broader market downturn in demand.Hon Hai relies on Apple for about half of sales. Past attempts to diversify its product lines haven’t been entirely successful. The company has tried to invest in a number of electric-vehicle ventures but none has borne fruit. Hon Hai, which competes globally with the likes of Flex Ltd. and Jabil Inc., may now be counting on transferring years of consumer electronics production experience to an automotive arena that’s increasingly going high-tech.“As autos get more and more electrified and more and more digital components replace mechanical ones -- especially with EVs but also just traditional vehicles -- there’s scope for a real opportunity here,” said Matthew Kanterman, an analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence. “Vertical expertise is key in auto, and so a deal like FCA -- if it proves successful -- can help unlock doors for Hon Hai as that would be a strong reference account.”While Hon Hai has limited automotive experience, it does bring enormous supply-chain understanding to the table, said Michael Dunne, chief executive officer of consultant ZoZo Go. Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk told shareholders in 2014 that Foxconn was supplying some components to the electric-vehicle pioneer.From Fiat Chrysler’s perspective, the automaker has struggled to crack the Chinese market for years, and tightening fuel-economy standards and electric-vehicle mandates make the task even more challenging. Its market share in the world’s largest car market was less than 1% in 2018, well behind Ford Motor Co.’s 2.3% and General Motors Co.’s 13.8%.Chief Executive Officer Mike Manley is trying to reboot Fiat Chrysler’s money-losing Chinese operations. He restructured the automaker’s decade-old joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group in April, calling the shakeup an attempt to “more rapidly respond to changes in the Chinese market.”Read more: Mega Merger Wouldn’t Fix PSA-Fiat Chrysler’s China Woes(Updates with share price move and analyst comment)\--With assistance from Daniele Lepido.To contact the reporters on this story: Debby Wu in Taipei at dwu278@bloomberg.net;Gabrielle Coppola in New York at gcoppola@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Craig Trudell at ctrudell1@bloomberg.net, ;Edwin Chan at echan273@bloomberg.net, Cécile Daurat, Vlad SavovFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.