Release Date: 04/25/2024

Chandler, Arizona, April 25, 2024: Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2024.

"We are encouraged by the improving demand that we saw in the first quarter, which resulted in sales near the top end of our guidance expectations,” stated Colin Gouveia, Rogers' President and CEO. "Aerospace and defense sales were strong in the first quarter and after a prolonged downturn, the outlook for the general industrial market is improving with lower customer inventory levels and positive order trends. We expect overall sales to improve further in the coming quarters, tempered by some markets which continue to face near-term inventory challenges. We remain intently focused on driving improved profitability and cash flow, while also ensuring we are positioned to grow as demand strengthens."

Financial Overview

GAAP Results (dollars in millions, except per share amounts) Q1 2024 Q4 2023 Q1 2023
Net Sales $213.4 $204.6 $243.8
Gross Margin 32.0% 32.9% 32.7%
Operating Margin 5.5% 14.9% (0.1%)
Net Income (Loss) $7.8 $23.2 $(3.5)
Net Income (Loss) Margin 3.7% 11.3% (1.4)%
Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share $0.42 $1.24 $(0.19)
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities $28.1 $71.9 $1.8
Non-GAAP Results1 (dollars in millions, except per share amounts) Q1 2024 Q4 2023 Q1 2023
Adjusted Operating Margin 7.5% 6.3% 10.5%
Adjusted Net Income $10.9 $11.3 $16.2
Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share $0.58 $0.60 $0.87
Adjusted EBITDA $28.3 $23.4 $35.1
Adjusted EBITDA Margin 13.3% 11.4% 14.4%
Free Cash Flow $18.7 $49.4 $(14.6)
Net Sales by Operating Segment (dollars in millions) Q1 2024 Q4 2023 Q1 2023
Advanced Electronics Solutions (AES) $122.1 $117.3 $135.9
Elastomeric Material Solutions (EMS) $85.7 $83.4 $102.2
Other $5.6 $3.9 $5.7

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

Q1 2024 Summary of Results

Net sales of $213.4 million increased 4.3% versus the prior quarter resulting from higher sales in the AES and EMS business units. AES net sales increased by 4.1% primarily related to higher aerospace and defense (A&D), wireless infrastructure, industrial and renewable energy sales, partially offset by lower EV/HEV and ADAS sales. EMS net sales increased by 2.8% primarily from higher general industrial, A&D and EV/HEV sales, partially offset by seasonally lower portable electronics sales. Currency exchange rates favorably impacted total company net sales in the first quarter of 2024 by $1.6 million compared to the prior quarter.

Gross margin decreased to 32.0% from 32.9% in the prior quarter due to unfavorable product mix, partially offset by higher sales volumes.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses decreased by $4.3 million from the prior quarter to $47.5 million. The lower SG&A expense was due primarily to a decrease in professional service fees, compensation costs and other administrative expenses.

GAAP operating margin of 5.5% decreased from 14.9% in the prior quarter. Operating margin declined primarily due to a decrease in other operating income, partially offset by lower SG&A expenses. Other operating income was higher in the fourth quarter mainly related to a $24.0 million insurance recovery received in connection with the fire that occurred at the UTIS facility in 2021. Adjusted operating margin of 7.5% increased by 120 basis points versus the prior quarter.

GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.42 compared to earnings per diluted share of $1.24 in the previous quarter. The decrease in GAAP earnings per diluted share was due to lower operating income, partially offset by lower tax expense. On an adjusted basis, earnings were $0.58 per diluted share compared to adjusted earnings of $0.60 per diluted share in the prior quarter.

Ending cash and cash equivalents were $116.9 million, an decrease of $14.8 million versus the prior quarter. Net cash provided by operating activities in the first quarter was $28.1 million and capital expenditures were $9.4 million. A principal payment of $30.0 million was made on the remaining outstanding borrowings under the Company’s revolving credit facility.

Financial Outlook

(dollars in millions, except per share amounts) Q2 2024
Net Sales $210 to $220
Gross Margin 32.5% to 33.5%
Earnings Per Diluted Share $0.34 to $0.54
Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share1 $0.50 to $0.70
Capital Expenditures $60 to $70

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, April 25, 2024 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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