Release Date: 08/03/2023

Operating Performance Drives Continued Margin and Earnings Improvement

Chandler, Arizona, August 3, 2023: Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2023.

“We continued to execute on our profitability improvement plans in the second quarter which drove gross margin and earnings per share results that exceeded the mid-point of our guidance,” stated Colin Gouveia, Rogers' President and CEO. “We are pleased with the progress we have made thus far, and we remain intently focused on driving additional margin and earnings improvement in the coming quarters. Challenging market conditions tempered sales for the second quarter, but with our strong technology portfolio we remain extremely well positioned to benefit as demand improves. We continue to execute on our strategy to achieve our long-term growth targets, including the recent announcement that we are expanding our power substrate capacity to capitalize on the accelerating demand for silicon carbide devices in EV and renewable energy markets."

Financial Overview

GAAP Results Q2 2023 Q1 2023 Q2 2022
Net Sales ($M) $230.8 $243.8 $252.0
Gross Margin 34.5% 32.7% 34.3%
Operating Margin 12.1% (0.1%) 9.3%
Net Income (Loss) ($M) $17.9 $(3.5) $17.9
Net Income (Loss) Margin 7.7% (1.4)% 7.1%
Diluted Earnings Per Share $0.96 $(0.19) $0.94
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities ($M) $15.7 $1.8 $2.0

Non-GAAP Results1 Q2 2023 Q1 2023 Q2 2022
Adjusted Operating Margin 13.4% 10.5% 12.1%
Adjusted Net Income ($M) $20.0 $16.2 $23.2
Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share $1.07 $0.87 $1.22
Adjusted EBITDA ($M) $43.7 $35.1 $45.4
Adjusted EBITDA Margin 18.9% 14.4% 18.0%
Free Cash Flow ($M) $4.2 $(14.6) $(22.9)

Net Sales by Operating Segment (dollars in millions) Q2 2023 Q1 2023 Q2 2022
Advanced Electronics Solutions (AES) $130.2 $135.9 $141.2
Elastomeric Material Solutions (EMS) $95.3 $102.2 $105.1
Other $5.3 $5.7 $5.7

1 A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures is provided in the schedules included below

Q2 2023 Summary of Results

Net sales of $230.8 million decreased 5.3% versus the prior quarter resulting from lower sales in both the AES and EMS business units. AES net sales decreased by 4.2% primarily related to lower EV/HEV and ADAS sales, partially offset by higher aerospace and defense (A&D) and industrial revenues. EMS net sales decreased by 6.7% primarily from lower general industrial and consumer revenues, partially offset by higher portable electronics and A&D market sales. Currency exchange rates favorably impacted total company net sales in the second quarter of 2023 by $0.7 million compared to prior quarter net sales.

Gross margin improved to 34.5% compared to 32.7% in the prior quarter due to improved factory productivity, lower material costs, a decrease in logistics costs and favorable product mix, partially offset by lower sales volume.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses decreased by $14.0 million from the prior quarter to $46.1 million. The lower SG&A expense was due primarily to a decrease in professional service fees and variable compensation costs.

GAAP operating margin of 12.1% increased from (0.1)% in the prior quarter. The higher operating margin was due to the improvement in gross margin, lower SG&A, lower restructuring and impairment charges and an increase in other operating income. Adjusted operating margin of 13.4% increased by 300 basis points versus the prior quarter.

GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.96 compared to earnings per diluted share of $(0.19) in the previous quarter. The increase in GAAP earnings per diluted share was due to higher operating income, partially offset by an increase in tax expense. On an adjusted basis, earnings were $1.07 per diluted share compared to adjusted earnings of $0.87 per diluted share in the prior quarter.

Ending cash and cash equivalents were $141.5 million, a decrease of $52.3 million versus the prior quarter. Net cash provided by operating activities in the second quarter was $15.7 million, capital expenditures were $11.5 million and a principal payment of $60 million was made on the outstanding borrowings under the Company’s revolving credit facility.

Financial Outlook

Q3 2023
Net Sales ($M)$230 to $240
Gross Margin34.0% to 35.0%
Earnings Per Diluted Share$1.20 to $1.40
Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share1$1.05 to $1.25
Capital Expenditures ($M)$65 to $75

1 A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures is provided in the schedules included below

Conference call and additional Information

A conference call to discuss the results for the first quarter will take place today, Thursday, August 03, 2023 at 5:00 pm ET. A live webcast of the event and the accompanying presentation can be accessed on the Rogers Corporation website at

About Rogers Corporation

Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global leader in engineered materials to power, protect and connect our world. Rogers delivers innovative solutions to help our customers solve their toughest material challenges. Rogers’ advanced electronic and elastomeric materials are used in applications for EV/HEV, automotive safety and radar systems, mobile devices, renewable energy, wireless infrastructure, energy-efficient motor drives, industrial equipment and more. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Asia and Europe, with sales offices worldwide.

Safe Harbor Statement

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