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Bel Reports Revised Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results

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JERSEY CITY, NJ--(Marketwired - Mar 10, 2016) -  Bel Fuse Inc. ("Bel," or, "the Company") (NASDAQ: BELFA) (NASDAQ: BELFB) today announced revised financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2015, reflecting greater net earnings and net earnings per share ("EPS") than previously reported when the Company announced preliminary financial results on February 18, 2016.

The Company revised its fourth quarter 2015 net earnings by $0.5 million to $2.9 million from $2.4 million and EPS per Class A shares by $0.04 to $0.23 from previously reported $0.19 and EPS per Class B share to $0.25 from previously reported $0.21. The Company revised its full year 2015 net earnings by $0.5 million to $19.2 million from $18.7 million and EPS per Class A share by $0.04 to $1.53 from previously reported $1.49 and per Class B share by $0.05 to $1.64 from previously reported $1.59.

The Company's previously announced preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2015 have been revised to include certain adjustments recorded during the completion of the review of its consolidated financial statements. These adjustments resulted in changes to the Company's condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2015 and the Company's condensed consolidated statement of operations for the fourth quarter and full year 2015. These adjustments did not impact any other periods and did not impact the Company's previously reported net sales.

The financial tables included in this press release have been revised to reflect these adjustments. These adjustments will also be included in the consolidated financial statements that will accompany the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 to be timely filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Bel
Bel (www.belfuse.com) designs, manufactures and markets a broad array of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits. These products are primarily used in the networking, telecommunications, computing, military, aerospace, transportation and broadcasting industries. Bel's product groups include Magnetic Solutions (integrated connector modules, power transformers, power inductors and discrete components), Power Solutions and Protection (front-end, board-mount and industrial power products, module products and circuit protection), and Connectivity Solutions (expanded beam fiber optic, copper-based, RF and RJ connectors and cable assemblies). The Company operates facilities around the world.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The non GAAP measures identified in the supplementary information to this press release are not measures of performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). These measures should not be considered a substitute for, and the reader should also consider, income from operations, net earnings, earnings per share and other measures of performance as defined by GAAP as indicators of our performance or profitability. Our non GAAP measures may not be comparable to other similarly-titled captions of other companies due to differences in the method of calculation.

Website Information
We routinely post important information for investors on our website, www.belfuse.com, in the "Investor Relations" section. We use our website as a means of disclosing material, otherwise non-public information and for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investor Relations section of our website, in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations and webcasts. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, our website is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this document.

   
   
Bel Fuse Inc.  
Supplementary Information(1)(2)  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations  
(in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited)  
   
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31,     December 31,  
    2015
(Revised)
    2014     2015
(Revised)
    2014  
Net sales   $ 135,246     $ 148,650     $ 567,080     $ 487,076  
Cost of sales     109,203       121,091       458,253       399,721  
Gross profit     26,043       27,559       108,827       87,355  
As a % of net sales     19.3 %     18.5 %     19.2 %     17.9 %
                                 
Selling, general and administrative expenses     20,450       24,576       78,113       72,051  
As a % of net sales     15.1 %     16.5 %     13.8 %     14.8 %
Restructuring charges     798       466       2,114       1,832  
Income from operations     4,795       2,517       28,600       13,472  
As a % of net sales     3.5 %     1.7 %     5.0 %     2.8 %
                                 
Interest expense     (1,623 )     (1,854 )     (7,588 )     (3,978 )
Interest income and other, net     22       155       4,720       276  
Earnings before provision (benefit) for income taxes     3,194       818       25,732       9,770  
Provision (benefit) for income taxes     299       (957 )     6,535       1,167  
Effective tax rate     9.4 %     -117.1 %     25.4 %     11.9 %
Net earnings available to common stockholders   $ 2,895     $ 1,775     $ 19,197     $ 8,603  
As a % of net sales     2.1 %     1.2 %     3.4 %     1.8 %
                                 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:                                
Class A common shares - basic and diluted     2,175       2,175       2,175       2,175  
Class B common shares - basic and diluted     9,710       9,703       9,698       9,491  
                                 
Net earnings per common share:                                
Class A common shares - basic and diluted   $ 0.23     $ 0.14     $ 1.53     $ 0.69  
Class B common shares - basic and diluted   $ 0.25     $ 0.15     $ 1.64     $ 0.75  
                                 
(1) The supplementary information included in this press release for 2015 is preliminary and subject to change prior to the filing of our upcoming Annual Report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Some prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. These reclassifications, individually and in the aggregate, had no impact on our consolidated statements of operations.
   
(2) The 2014 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations have been revised to reflect measurement period adjustments recorded during 2015 for the acquisition of Power Solutions. The measurement period adjustments primarily relate to the finalization of the valuations of property and equipment and intangible assets and deferred taxes and these revisions were not considered material.
   
   
   
Bel Fuse Inc.
Supplementary Information(1)(2)
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, unaudited)
 
    December 31,
    2015   2014
Assets   (Revised)    
             
Current assets            
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 85,040   $ 77,138
  Accounts receivable, net     86,268     99,605
  Inventories     98,510     113,630
  Other current assets     15,636     20,283
    Total current assets     285,454     310,656
             
Property, plant and equipment, net     57,611     69,261
Goodwill and other intangible assets, net     209,461     213,871
Other assets     34,485     41,633
Total assets   $ 587,011   $ 635,421
             
             
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity            
             
Current liabilities            
  Accounts payable   $ 49,798   $ 61,926
  Current portion of long-term debt     24,772     13,438
  Other current liabilities     47,456     46,438
  Total current liabilities     122,026     121,802
             
Long-term debt     162,416     219,187
Other liabilities     69,447     70,159
  Total liabilities     353,889     411,148
             
Stockholders' equity     233,122     224,273
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 587,011   $ 635,421
             
(1) The supplementary information included in this press release for 2015 is preliminary and subject to change prior to the filing of our upcoming Annual Report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Some prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. These reclassifications, individually and in the aggregate, had no impact on our condensed consolidated balance sheets.
   
(2) The December 31, 2014 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet has been revised to reflect measurement period adjustments recorded during 2015 for the acquisition of Power Solutions. The measurement period adjustments primarily relate to the finalization of the valuations of property and equipment and intangible assets and deferred taxes. These revisions were not considered material to the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.
   
   
   
Bel Fuse Inc.  
Supplementary Information(1)  
Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP Net Earnings Available to Common Stockholders to Non U.S. GAAP EBITDA(2)  
(in thousands, unaudited)  
   
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31,     December 31,  
    2015
(Revised)
   
2014
    2015
(Revised)
   
2014
 
U.S. GAAP net earnings available to common stockholders   $ 2,895     $ 1,775     $ 19,197     $ 8,603  
Interest expense     1,623       1,854       7,588       3,978  
Provision (benefit) for income taxes     299       (957 )     6,535       1,167  
Depreciation and amortization     5,884       7,380       23,008       20,367  
Non U.S. GAAP EBITDA   $ 10,701     $ 10,052     $ 56,328     $ 34,115  
                                 
% of net sales     7.9 %     6.8 %     9.9 %     7.0 %
                                 
(1) The supplementary information included in this press release for 2015 is preliminary and subject to change prior to the filing of our upcoming Annual Report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
   
(2) In this supplemental information, we have included non U.S. GAAP financial measures, including Non-U.S. GAAP EPS and EBITDA. We present results adjusted to exclude the effects of certain specified items and their related tax impact that would otherwise be included under U.S GAAP, to aid in comparisons with other periods. We may use non U.S GAAP financial measures to determine performance-based compensation and management believes that this information may be useful to investors.
   
   
   
The following tables reconcile our US GAAP net earnings per common Class A and Class B basic and diluted shares ("US GAAP EPS") to Non US GAAP net earnings per common Class A and Class B basic and diluted shares ("Non US GAAP EPS"). Amounts in thousands, except per share data, unaudited.
  Three Months Ended December 31,  
Year Ended December 31,
  2015   2014   2015   2014
  Class A
(Revised)
  Class B
(Revised)
  Class A   Class B   Class A
(Revised)
  Class B
(Revised)
  Class A   Class B
US GAAP EPS $ 0.23   $ 0.25   $ 0.14   $ 0.15   $ 1.53   $ 1.64   $ 0.69   $ 0.75
Reconciling items (a)   0.05     0.05     0.24     0.27     (0.01)     (0.01)     0.86     0.91
Non US GAAP EPS $ 0.28   $ 0.30   $ 0.38   $ 0.42   $ 1.52   $ 1.63   $ 1.55   $ 1.66
                                               
(a) The following tables detail the impact that certain unusual or non-recurring items had on the Company's net earnings per common Class A and Class B basic and diluted shares and on the line items these items were included in on the condensed consolidated statements of operations.
   
  Three Months Ended December 31, 2015 (Revised)   Three Months Ended December 31, 2014
Reconciling Items Gross
Impact
  Tax
Effect
  Net Earnings
Impact
  Class A EPS
Impact
  Class B
EPS
Impact
  Gross
Impact
  Tax
Effect
  Net Earnings
Impact
  Class A EPS
Impact
  Class B EPS
Impact
Restructuring charges $ 798   $ 288   $ 510   $ 0.04   $ 0.04   $ 466   $ 163   $ 303   $ 0.02   $ 0.03
Acquisition related costs included in selling general and administrative expenses   54     21     33     --     --     2,083     813     1,270     0.10     0.11
Information technology migration and rebranding costs included in selling, general and administrative expenses   186     66     120     0.01     0.01     1,017     381     636     0.05     0.05
Acquisition related inventory step-up included in cost of sales   --     --     --     --     --     1,309     419     890     0.07     0.08
Total reconciling items $ 1,038   $ 375   $ 663   $ 0.05   $ 0.05   $ 4,875   $ 1,776   $ 3,099   $ 0.24   $ 0.27
                                                           
                                       
  Year Ended December 31, 2015 (Revised)   Year Ended December 31, 2014
Reconciling Items Gross
Impact
  Tax
Effect
  Net
Earnings
Impact
  Class A
EPS
Impact
  Class B
EPS
Impact
  Gross
Impact
  Tax
Effect
  Net
Earnings
Impact
  Class A
EPS
Impact
  Class B
EPS
Impact
Restructuring charges $ 2,114   $ 708   $ 1,406   $ 0.11   $ 0.12   $ 1,832   $ 648   $ 1,184   $ 0.10   $ 0.10
Acquisition related costs included in selling general and administrative expenses   605     227     378     0.03     0.03     7,463     2,895     4,568     0.38     0.40
Acquisition related settlement payment   (4,233)     (1,609)     (2,624)     (0.21)     (0.22)     --     --     --     --     --
Information technology migration and rebranding costs included in selling, general and administrative expenses   1,124     409     715     0.06     0.06     1,017     381     636     0.05     0.06
Acquisition related inventory step-up included in cost of sales   --     --     --     --     --     5,948     1,885     4,063     0.33     0.35
Total $ (390)   $ (265)   $ (125)   $ (0.01)   $ (0.01)   $ 16,260   $ 5,809   $ 10,451   $ 0.86   $ 0.91
                                                           

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