Arrow Electronics sales slide 10 per cent in Q2
Arrow Electronics has reported second-quarter 2023 sales of $8.51 billion, a decrease of 10 percent year over year.
Second-quarter net income was $237 million, compared with net income of $370 million, in the second quarter of 2022.
“The company posted solid second-quarter results in a softer semiconductor market and a mixed information technology spending environment, delivering revenue and earnings per share within our guidance range,” said Sean Kerins, Arrow’s president, and chief executive officer.
Global components second-quarter sales of $6.68 billion reflected a decrease of 10 percent year over year. Europe components second-quarter sales increased 19 percent year over year. Asia-Pacific components second-quarter sales decreased 22 percent year over year. Americas components second-quarter sales decreased 17 percent year over year. Global components second-quarter operating income was $381 million.
“While demand in the west broadly remained resilient, customer inventory levels were elevated in the quarter. Americas components results were impacted by further declines in the shortage market, which we now believe to be largely normalised. In Asia, we experienced continued demand softness in China,” said Kerins. “We were encouraged by our sequential inventory reduction, pricing stability and growth in design-related activity.”
Global enterprise computing solutions (ECS) second-quarter sales of $1.83 billion reflected a decrease of 8 percent year over year. Europe enterprise computing solutions second-quarter sales decreased 1 percent year over year. Americas enterprise computing solutions second-quarter sales decreased 14 percent year over year.
Added Kerins, “We continue to see customers migrate to solutions delivered on an as-a-service basis. Our ECS results reflect this trend as we saw relative strength in cloud, software and services, and improved operating margin year over year.”