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Jabil Inc. (NYSE:JBL)
Q4 2019 Earnings Call
Sep 24, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Greetings, and welcome to the Jabil Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Investor Briefing. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. [Operator Instructions]

It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Adam Berry, Vice President of Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir.

Adam Berry -- Vice President, Investor Relations

Hello, and welcome to Jabil's fourth quarter and fiscal 2019 earnings call and investor briefing. Joining me on today's call are Chief Executive Officer, Mark Mondello; and Chief Financial Officer, Mike Dastoor. Today, Mike will begin by walking us through the fourth quarter results. Following his comments, we will transition into the investor briefing portion of the day, where both Mark and Mike will review our strategy and outlook. We will then open it up for your questions.

The entirety of today's call will be recorded and posted for audio playback on jabil.com within the Investors section. Our fourth quarter press release, slides, videos and corresponding webcast are also available on our website. In these materials, you will find the earnings information that we cover during this conference call.

Please note that during the investor briefing portion of the webcast, we will be showing a video. You will need to be logged in to our webcast on jabil.com during today's session to view our slides and the video. Additionally, after conclusion of today's event, we will post several videos to our Investor Relations website in the Events and Presentations section. These videos feature our business leaders and highlight the current state of the end markets they serve.

Before handing the call over to Mike, I'd now ask that you follow our earnings presentation using the slides on the website, beginning with our forward-looking statement. During this conference call, we will be making forward-looking statements, including, among other things, those regarding the anticipated outlook for our business. Those statements are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. An extensive list of these risks and uncertainties are identified in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 31st, 2018 and other filings. Jabil disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

With that, it's now my pleasure to turn the call over to Mike Dastoor.

Michael Dastoor -- Chief Financial Officer

Thank you, Adam, and good morning, everyone. I'll begin today by reviewing our fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 results.

I'm very pleased with our fourth quarter performance. During the quarter both segments executed extremely well and delivered strong consolidated results. Net revenue for the fourth quarter was $6.6 billion, an increase of 14% year-over-year. GAAP operating income was $189.7 million and our GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.34. Core operating income came in slightly higher than the midpoint of our guidance during the quarter at $246.1 million, an increase of 16% year-over-year, representing a core operating margin of 3.7%. Core diluted earnings per share was $0.88, a 26% improvement over the prior-year quarter.

For the full fiscal year, net revenue was $25.3 billion, up 14% year-over-year. FY 2019 GAAP operating income was $701 million, with GAAP net income of $287 million. GAAP net diluted earnings per share was $1.81 for the year. Core operating income was $877 million, an increase of 14% on a year-over-year basis, representing a core operating margin of 3.5%. Core diluted earnings per share for the year was $2.98, an increase of 14% over the prior year.

I'd like to call your attention to two items which impacted our GAAP results during the quarter. First, we incurred a one-time charge of $6.2 million, due to a distressed customer in the networking space. And secondly, as we previously disclosed during the quarter, we exchanged $50 million of iQor preferred stock associated with the divestiture of our Aftermarket Services business in 2014. The exchange and the preferred stock resulted in a one-time net non-cash charge of $29.6 million. I'll remind you, in 2014, we recorded a net gain on the sale of discontinued operations, net of tax, of approximately $223 million.

Now, turning to our fourth quarter and FY 2019 segment results. Revenue for our DMS segment was $2.4 billion, up 2% year-over-year. This growth was mainly due to another strong performance in our healthcare business. Core margins for the segment improved 20 basis points year-over-year to 2.9%. Revenue for our EMS segment increased by 23% year-over-year to $4.1 billion, driven mainly by the 5G wireless, cloud, energy and automotive end markets. Core margins for the segment were 4.3% during the quarter.

For the year, our DMS segment revenue was $9.9 billion, consistent with the prior year, while core operating income for the segment increased 25% year-over-year. This resulted in core margins expanding 80 basis points to 4%.

As an update, the seasonal launch within our mobility business, which began in Q4, is going extremely well. The mobility team's strong execution throughout the year and their focus on supporting our customer and tightly managing cost has contributed to a strong customer relationship. However, we believe the overall mobility supply chain continues to be overcapacitized for current and future volumes. Even though our DMS margin grew by 80 basis points year-over-year, the overcapacity in mobility business has been a constraint on DMS margins.

Therefore, we're taking steps to proactively optimize our manufacturing footprint. Reducing our capacity would allow us to more efficiently utilize our fixed assets and normalize our cost structure. As we look forward to FY 2021, we anticipate increased unit volume largely through market share wins. We believe we'll be able to support higher levels of revenue across a more optimized footprint as a result of our ongoing automation efforts and manufacturing process improvements. As such, the non-core expenses associated with our optimization activities are estimated to be $85 million. The cash component is anticipated to be approximately $35 million.

Moving to EMS. In FY 2019, revenue increased by 26% year-over-year to $15.4 billion, well above our original expectations for the year, as our value proposition has been well received in the areas of 5G wireless, cloud, energy and retail infrastructure. Core margins for the segment declined 60 basis points year-over-year to 3.1%. This decline, as we have discussed throughout FY 2019, was mainly driven by the ramp costs associated with our new business awards and softness in semi cap.

Turning now to our cash flows and balance sheet. As anticipated in Q4, inventory levels contracted sequentially with our days in inventory coming in at 58 days, a decline of six days quarter-over-quarter. Net capital expenditure for the fourth quarter was $165 million and for the full fiscal year came in slightly lower than expected at $787 million.

Our fourth quarter cash flows from operations were very strong, coming in at $1.1 billion. As a result of the strong fourth quarter performance and cash flow generation, adjusted free cash flow for the fiscal year came in stronger than expected at approximately $503 million. Core return on invested capital for Q4 was 21.3% and grew by 210 basis points on a year-over-year basis to 21.4% for the full fiscal year. We exited the quarter with total debt to core EBITDA levels of approximately 1.5 times and cash balances of $1.2 billion.

As we wrap up fiscal 2019, I am very pleased with our strong fiscal 2019 performance. Core earnings-per-share growth of 14%, adjusted free cash flows of $503 million, with returns to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases in the fiscal year in excess of $400 million. Moving forward, we hope to build on this positive momentum and expect future growth in both earnings and free cash flow to come through meaningful margin expansion and improved working capital efficiency.

Before I turn the call over to Mark for additional color on our 2019 results and outline the strategic drivers of our business in fiscal 2020 and beyond, we would like to share a brief video about our people. Let's take a look.

[Video Presentation]

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

I appreciate everyone taking time to join us today. I can't help but smile when I see that video. For me, the video speaks volumes. Seeing comments from our folks like true self, differences unite and diversity of thought, as CEO I love it. It's who we are and it's what Jabil is all about. You see diversity and inclusion is core to our value system. Diversity is about having a seat at the table. Inclusion is about having a voice. And belonging, is assuring your voice is heard and respected. This certainly rings true here at Jabil. Our belief system makes a difference. In fact, a huge difference. Thanks to all of our employees. Thank you for just being you. Thanks for keeping each other safe each and every day. And I appreciate all you do.

With that, please turn to Slide 11, where we see our financial results for fiscal 2019. Another exceptional year, in fact, a record year in terms of revenue and income. As Mike highlighted, our team generated core earnings per share of $2.98, a 14% increase over fiscal 2018. On top of this, the team doubled free cash flow year-on-year, while returning roughly $400 million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. During the year, healthcare, cloud, wireless, energy and retail were our top performing sectors. Another really nice year all the way around.

Moving to slide 12. I thought it worthwhile to highlight our four-year track record. The fact is, what we're doing is working. These three bar charts, taking collectively, provide a fantastic backdrop to our ongoing story. A catalyst to our performance is the balance and blend of our income. But as I said previously, being diversified for the sake of diversification isn't all that special. What is impactful to me is the composition and makeup of Jabil's commercial portfolio, a portfolio comprised of a broad range of exciting products used over a multitude of end markets.

I'd now like to turn your attention to where we're headed. Beginning with Slide 13. To start, our team is carrying positive momentum into fiscal-year 2020. Our strategy is continuous and remains unchanged. Our path is well understood by our leadership team. And our financial outlook is sound. During the past three years to four years substantial revenue growth drove earnings, while reducing our dependence on any single product or product family.

For fiscal 2020, we plan to expand margins primarily through operating leverage and network efficiencies consistent with our strategy and squarely within our control.

As I was preparing for today's session, I asked myself, "How will I judge success for our team in fiscal 2020 as we ready ourselves for fiscal 2021?". For me, success would be keeping our people safe, assuring remarkable customer care, achieving near perfect execution, delivering on our financial commitments and giving back to the communities in which we work. If our team can accomplish all the above, it'll be a banner year, a year that will make us proud.

Moving to slide 14. You'll see the three key areas that have management's attention for fiscal 2020, optimize, execute and deliver. Let's break down each area, starting with optimize. To lead in our industry, we must be thoughtful in our planning, yet react quickly, simplifying complexity for our customers. With this in mind, we continue to optimize data transfer and information flow across the network of our factories around the world. This advancement is possible due to our unique IP architecture and digital supply chain analytics tool. I believe this to be a real differentiator for Jabil.

While I'm on the topic of optimization, we're driving further simplification of our fixed assets and factory network, in essence, assuring investors an accurate reflection of future earnings. As Mike noted, the charge associated with this proactive action is $85 million and will be largely concentrated around our China footprint. For me, this is an excellent use of both time and funds.

A complement to our optimization efforts comes in the way of execution. Inside the four walls of our factories, we pride ourselves on doing the ordinary, extraordinarily well. Operationally, we obsess about keeping fixed things fixed. We do so by leveraging our tenured know-how and experience, utilizing machine learning and employing the power of predictive analytics.

The touch and feel within all of our factories is much the same, making us consistent site-to-site and across our divisions, enabling Jabil to offer solutions unlike others in our industry. As we endlessly pursue our factory-of-the-future, we're continuing to make investments in the areas of automation, robotics and additive manufacturing.

So that brings me to management's outlook for fiscal 2020. We plan to deliver a core operating margin of 3.7% and revenues in the range of $26 billion, a 20 basis point margin expansion year-on-year. This translates to $3.45 in core earnings per share, 15% growth when compared to fiscal 2019. On top of this, we plan to deliver a free cash flow in excess of $500 million for the year. Mike will provide more information on fiscal year 2020 during his follow-on comments, where he'll also offer details on our two-year capital allocation framework. All in all, I feel good about where we've been, but I feel even better about where we're going.

If you'll now please flip to Slide 19, you'll see management's outlook for fiscal 2020 and 2021 side-by-side. The Company is well positioned to deliver solid financial results over the coming 24 months, whether your vantage point is based on an absolute scale or relative scale. Today's outlook for fiscal 2021 shows core earnings per share in the neighborhood of $4 and a core operating margin of 4%, a 30 basis point increase relative to our outlook for fiscal year 2020 and a 50 basis point expansion relative to fiscal year 2019.

Now turning to Slide 20, I'll address our structure, our team and our unique Jabil culture. The strength of structure plus team plus culture is paramount, and far greater than the simple sum of the parts. Our market facing divisions are where it all comes together and where solutions are so neatly packaged for our customers.

As a team, we lowered mediocrity. We're constantly asking ourselves, "Do we have highest standards inside a Jabil in the solutions and services we provide our customers?". The amazing solutions our team brings forward to customers are derived in one or two ways. Either through deep domain expertise found vertically within each division or what I think about as horizontal solutions, which are shown together via insightful unselfish collaboration and cross talk, if you will, between the divisions. This part isn't easy. But after many years, we've mastered the art of non-parochial intercompany sharing, an art that's incredibly important to Jabil in serving our customers.

Another hard to replicate dimension of our model is the intimate working relationships each divisional team has with our leaders and employees throughout the Company that work outside the divisions. Those folks that run the plumbing, assuring the corporation runs smoothly each and every day. This is so fundamental for Jabil. And with this group, there are simply too many leaders to acknowledge individually during this session or I would. So to our entire leadership team, thank you for making Jabil, Jabil. I encourage everyone listening in and participating in today's session to please watch each of the divisional videos. As Adam said at the opening, the videos will be posted on our website. They're informative and illustrate what we're doing and how we're doing it?

In closing, our team is tested and proven. Our people are awesome. Customers and shareholders remain at the forefront of our actions. And I believe Jabil is making the world just a little bit better, a little bit healthier and safer each day. We have the team and ingenuity to become the most technologically advanced manufacturing solutions company in the world.

Thank you. I'll now turn the call back over to Mike.

Michael Dastoor -- Chief Financial Officer

Thank you, Mark. I am excited with the momentum under way within the business and I believe it will carry through to our next two fiscal years as we continue our natural progression toward margin and cash flow expansion. Over the next few minutes, I plan to provide you with a framework that highlights how we will execute on our strategy and deliver on our financial commitments.

First, we're fully focused on expanding margins to position the Company to deliver higher margins. Over the last few years, we've targeted growth in areas of our business that have higher return profiles, that offer accretive margins and strong cash flow streams. At the same time, we're focused on optimizing costs to ensure the position to deliver SG&A leverage across the worldwide Jabil footprint.

Secondly, core earnings per share has gone from $1.86 in FY 2016 to a projected $3.45 in FY 2020, that's a 17% compounded annual growth rate. And finally, we're focused on generating strong free cash flow through optimization of working capital and disciplined capex management. These priorities are aligned and focused on delivering long-term value creation. Our performance in FY 2019 gives me confidence that our strategy is working and positions us to deliver on our commitments in FY 2020 and beyond.

Next, I'd like to outline our expectations for revenue in FY 2020 by end market along with our expectations for core operating margin by segment. I'd first like to discuss what's going on in our DMS business in FY 2020. We're expecting 10 basis points of margin expansion on low-single-digit revenue growth. The key takeaway this year is the considerable mix shift under way in this business. In FY 2020, we anticipate adding $800 million of healthcare and packaging revenue to replace $700 million of mobility as devices and lifestyle revenue. The decline in our edge devices and lifestyle business is being driven by three factors, technology changes leading to product transitions, end of life of certain products and our decision not to pursue other products that do not meet our margin and cash flow profiles.

The strong performance in healthcare and packaging is being driven by continued growth in our base business and the continued ramp of our previously announced strategic healthcare collaboration. It is worth noting, excluding the ongoing ramp in healthcare, we estimate that our FY 2020 DMS margin will be closer to 4.3%. With all that said, it's also worth noting, beyond fiscal 2020, we anticipate all three end markets to resume growth. We're excited about the diversified and balanced portfolio we're building in our DMS segment, and we feel our improving mix will drive more sustainable earnings and cash flow.

Turning to EMS. Following two years of tremendous growth as part of our diversification efforts, we expect EMS revenues to increase by 4% in FY 2020, as we intentionally shift our focus toward margin expansion and cash flow generation. Within automotive, the strong year-over-year growth you've seen is driven by our customers' desire to leverage our capabilities in autonomous driving and electrification. In semi cap, during the slowdown, the team has done an excellent job of aggressively managing our cost base, the current market realities and is focused on the diversified expansion of this business, winning new customers and programs that should position us for a strong FY 2021 once the market recovers.

In wireless and 5G, we continue to see growth in 5G that is being offset by 4G as the market transitions to newer technology. The 5G market will continue to expand over the next two to three years as the 5G infrastructure continues to roll out worldwide. In cloud we have seen significant growth over the last two years. Our cloud team continues to be focused on US hyperscalers as well as Tier 2 cloud providers and is well positioned to take advantage of the ongoing shift from ODM to EMS companies, which provide a better value proposition through wider capabilities.

Today, our EMS business serves a diverse blend of end markets in areas that provide confidence in future earnings and cash flows due to longer lifecycle of these products, be it industrial or in regulated markets like energy. We have deep domain expertise complemented by investments to be made in capabilities. All of which, we believe will result in lower volatility and more predictable earnings and cash flow.

Putting it all together in EMS, we expect a healthy 40 basis points of core margin expansion in fiscal 2020. As I mentioned earlier, we're focused on expanding our overall core margins through cost optimization and targeted growth. As a result, we are well positioned to deliver 20 basis points of core margin expansion in FY 2020. This expansion will be driven mainly by two factors. First, as you recall, we've seen tremendous growth over the last two years adding in excess of $6 billion in revenue to our consolidated results. This growth was driven by a diversification strategy up to now and targeted at end markets that offer more attractive margins and sustainable cash flow profiles. These winds manifested in strong revenue growth as we ramp these complex engineering led programs. In FY 2020 and beyond, the maturation of these awards begins to contribute to improved profitability.

And then as I mentioned earlier in my Q4 remarks, we've taken steps to proactively optimize our manufacturing footprint. We anticipate these restructuring costs will result in a net benefit to consolidated core operating income of $25 million or 10 basis points of core margin expansion in FY 2020 and $40 million in FY 2021. We anticipate the benefits to flow through mainly during the second half of the fiscal year 2020. This is an important consideration as you shape your quarterly earnings expectations for fiscal year 2020.

Turning now to our capex guidance for fiscal year 2020. Net capital expenditures are expected to be $800 million consistent with fiscal year 2019. This will come through a combination of both maintenance and strategic investments for future growth. Let's talk about our maintenance capex for a moment. We now have 100 sites in 30 countries. At this scale, our factories require approximately $550 million in annual maintenance investments. This is inclusive of investments in areas such as IT, automation and factory digitization, which will drive optimization across our footprint and position us to deliver higher profitability. We are also investing in strategic growth in targeted areas of our business that will deliver strong margin expansion and free cash flow. Our strategic growth capex will be targeted in end markets, such as healthcare, 5G wireless, energy and industrial, automotive, retail and packaging.

Turning now to free cash flow. In FY 2020, we will continue to generate strong cash flows as a result of earnings expansion, along with our team's ability to execute and efficiently manage working capital. Working capital improvements will come mainly through improved inventory levels as growth moderates and the component market continues to normalize. These factors, coupled with our disciplined capex, gives me confidence in our ability to deliver adjusted free cash flows of more than $500 million in FY 2020.

Turning now to our capital allocation framework. Over the next two years, we expect to generate significant free cash flow. Given this dynamic, I thought it would be appropriate to walk you through our capital allocation framework and at a high level, how we plan to deploy our capital over the next two years? Our capital return framework beyond organic investments will prioritize the commitment to our dividends, share repurchases and a combination of targeted M&A and optimizing our capital structure.

With the $600 million authorization we announced this morning, we're on track to return more than $2 billion to shareholders in the form of buybacks and dividends. So what does all this mean? We remain comfortable with our ability to generate strong cash flows, which will afford us the ability to return capital to shareholders, maintain investment-grade ratings and ensure we maintain an optimal capital structure.

Turning now to our first quarter guidance on the next slide. DMS segment revenue is expected to increase 3% on a year-over-year basis to $3.1 billion while the EMS segment revenue is expected to increase 11% on a year-over-year basis to $3.9 billion. We expect total company revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2020 to be in the range of $6.65 billion to $7.35 billion for an increase of approximately 8% at the midpoint of the range.

Core operating income is estimated to be in the range of $235 million to $285 million with core operating margin in the range of 3.5% to 3.9%. GAAP operating income is expected to be in the range of $128 million to $206 million. Core diluted earnings per share is estimated to be in the range of $0.82 to $1.04. GAAP diluted earnings per share is expected to be in the range of $0.14 to $0.58. The tax rate on core earnings in the first quarter is estimated to be in the range of 26% to 28%.

Turning now to our assumptions for FY 2020 and FY 2021. In order to provide better clarity on our view of the business and market environment over the next few years, we thought it'd be helpful to provide some high level assumptions that are embedded in our targets. As we transition to my final Slide 31, you can really begin to see the earnings power of a diversified and balanced Jabil. We believe we are well-positioned to deliver core margin expansion as the maturing new business awards continue to scale. We believe this focus together with our working capital efficiencies position us to deliver 4% in core margins in FY 2021, along with $4 in core EPS and $600 million plus in free cash flow. And importantly, our balanced capital allocation framework approach is aligned and focused on driving long-term value creation to shareholders.

I'd like to thank you for your time today and for your interest in Jabil. I'll now turn the call back over to Adam.

Adam Berry -- Vice President, Investor Relations

Thanks, Mike. We will now begin our Q&A session. I'd like to remind our call participants that per our customer agreements, we will not address any customer or product specific questions. We appreciate your cooperation. We are now ready for Q&A.

Questions and Answers:

Operator

Thank you. We'll now be conducting a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] Our first question today is coming from Adam Tindle from Raymond James. Your line is now live.

Adam Tindle -- Raymond James -- Analyst

Okay. Thank you very much, and good morning. Mark, I just wanted to start off with the fiscal 2021 EPS target of $4. I think that implies similar EPS growth as fiscal 2020 mid-teens year-over-year. Hoping you can touch on the composition of that growth from 2020 to 2021? Because if we think about from 2019 to 2020, there's some identifiable things driving EPS growth like J&J getting to the full run rate, the EMS costs that burden last year not repeating and now you've got $85 million of cost take out. When you thought about guiding fiscal 2021 for the same EPS growth, what are the drivers of that growth that gave you the confidence to guide that far out as we said today?

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Thanks, Adam. So I think you touched on a few of them. The -- for us, as we look at going from 2019 to 2020 and then 2020 to 2021, certainly normalization in our healthcare business with what's going on with J&J, I think, Mike also shared in his opening remarks and his assumption set that we believe we'll see or start to see a recovery in semi cap in calendar -- summer 2020. So we believe that'll carry us into 2021. And then I also believe that across a number of our business sectors, Adam, the 5G enablement will start, I think, for real as we get into early to-mid fiscal 2021 and that'll be beneficial as well.

And then if I touch on the $85 million that Mike talked about, I think the timing and the use of those funds is quite good at the moment when I think about where our business inside of China sits. So all in all, I stack all that up and that's how we decided to give you guys a look to see at fiscal 2021. And I'm pretty pleased with the outlook now we've got to execute, but it's squarely right in front of us.

Adam Tindle -- Raymond James -- Analyst

Okay, that's helpful. Maybe just as a follow up for Mike. You had obviously very strong performance in free cash flow exceeding your original goals for fiscal 2019. And I know this has been a focus. So if you could maybe just touch on some of the discipline you put in place to achieve this? And it does sound like you're expecting kind of the same level of free cash flow in fiscal 2020. But growth is attenuating, so are there offsets or is this just kind of more taking a conservative approach like you did last year? And if you want to wrap it up with the capital allocation and buyback decision, which is the largest authorization ever that'd be helpful.

Michael Dastoor -- Chief Financial Officer

See, Adam, extremely pleased with our cash flow performance in Q4, consistent with previous years. Some of the disciplines we've put in place on inventory, on AR, on AP, all of those are coming through. Working capital efficiencies are improving. There will be puts and takes as we go forward, obviously, when we do our strategic collaboration, the inventory levels go up a little bit and they come back down throughout FY 2020. So there's a lot of efficiencies taking place in the working capital side. And I feel really good about the $500 million plus that we've put out for free cash flow. Maybe there's a little bit of conservatism in there. But it includes all the other pieces on the optimization side and some of the cash, I think we've mentioned about $35 million of cash will go out on the optimization side as well. So we feel good about that.

Capital allocation, I think, the basis, I think, it lays out a clear path on what we're trying to do over the next two years. And I think, the starting point is our free cash flow number and the share buybacks and dividends of approximately 60%, we feel, is a good target to drive in over the next two years.

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Hey, Adam, this is mark again. I was listening to Mike talk. Another thing that popped in my head to your question around 2021 is -- Adam alluded to it, and I think I mentioned it somewhere in my prepared remarks. I think, for both sell side, buy side and anybody interested in the Company taking some time and looking at the videos that were posted or what will be posted right after the call will be extremely beneficial in terms of activities that will also contribute to 2020 and 2021.

Adam Tindle -- Raymond James -- Analyst

Appreciate it, and congrats on a strong year.

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Yes. Thanks, Adam.

Operator

Thank you. Our next question today is coming from Steven Fox from Cross Research. Your line is now live.

Steven Fox -- Cross Research -- Analyst

Thanks. Good morning. I had two questions. First of, can you talk a little bit more about the process that went into deciding to take some capacity out on the wireless side? I heard some excess capacity concerns, which I think were there a year ago. But then also you were talking about growth when you get out to fiscal 2021. So is it just a mismatch capacity? Different types of programs that came up made the decision happen. I'd love some color on that, and then I have a follow up.

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Yes. Steve, let me take a swing at it, and then maybe Michael add some commentary. What we felt is that if we look at the leadership team we have in Jabil Green Point today, the work they've done in the last 18 months is fascinating to me. And the fact that we're taking out some capacity is no indication around health of business -- lack of health of the business, where we're positioned is as good today as we've ever been. Market share is in good shape.

The team has just done a tremendous job of -- for lack of a better word, getting more water through a smaller pipe. And so we looked at all of this and said, "The timing feels pretty good to take out some capacity". There's a small subset of that capacity that needed to be taken out regardless. But the vast majority is, we really wanted our -- kind of our back half of 2020 and certainly 2021 financials to be properly reflected, if you will, for again, lack of a better time. So I think it's a really good decision and I think the timeliness of decision is appropriate.

And I don't know if you got anything to add Mike?

Michael Dastoor -- Chief Financial Officer

And -- so some of the automation and manufacturing process improvements that we've put into place over the last 18 months, that makes us -- that gives us confidence that we can put in more incremental revenues through reduced capacity. And then we sort of -- we feel really good about our market share. There is no loss of market share. In fact, we're gaining market share. So overall, I think it's the right decision and it contributes to DMS margins.

Steven Fox -- Cross Research -- Analyst

That's very helpful. Thank you for that. And then just as a follow up, the message came through loud and clear in terms of improving margins and optimizing what you have in terms of programs. But how do you manage the customer relationships going forward as you execute them? Maybe they want to add more to the Jabil pipeline, but that doesn't seem to be in the cards in the next 12 months to 18 months. Thanks.

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Well, I'm not so sure it's not in the cards. I think, there is two elements for Mike and I. One is, we continue to improve the overall portfolio, both in terms of our right to play in certain markets, selection of certain markets that we think are a bit more stable, a bit more predictable at times longer product life cycles. And then, in addition to that, one of the things that we've done a really nice job. So Steve, well, the last three, four years our hair has been on fire a bit in terms of overall growth for a number of well thought strategic reasons.

Taking our foot off the gas, I think is healthy. We've put a lot of pressure on the factories, a lot of pressure on the team, so now it's time to slow the curve down just a hair, refine it, polish it up. But in terms of -- if we've got good opportunities, I think the way we look at that is reset and hurdle rates for each of our business sectors and business divisions. So what you could expect is, if revenue -- if we do take on opportunities and revenue creeps up, I think there's a high probability that additional earnings will come with it without any attenuation of margin, either in 2020 or 2021.

Steven Fox -- Cross Research -- Analyst

That's very helpful. Good luck going forward.

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Yes. Thanks, Steve.

Operator

Thank you. Our next question today is coming from Jim Suva from Citi. Your line is now live.

Jim Suva -- Citi -- Analyst

Thank you very much, guys. If my math is right -- it might be wrong, I think the full-year fiscal 2020 sales growth rate is slightly under 3%, around 2.7%, but the Q1 outlook is up about closer to 8%. Maybe my numbers are wrong on that. But it seems like you are -- were expecting a strong wind down or tail off of growth as the year progresses. Is that due to you exiting the business? And it looks like this category called edge device and lifestyles is the biggest challenge there. Can you walk us through kind of the linearity, is my math right, and kind of what's going on there? Thank you.

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Hey, Jim. I think, you're math is right. I think, the Q -- if you look at the Q1 kind of growth rate, the Q1 growth rate is going to be kind of double digits year-on-year Q1 to Q1 on the EMS side and then normalizes throughout the year. I think that's twofold. One is, Q1 of last year was a little bit of abnormality because we hadn't ramped any of the new businesses yet. So the -- kind of the denominator in the growth rate was a little bit distorted. I think -- if I think about Q2 and Q3 and Q4, we end up with kind of tougher comps with growth toward the back half of the year based on the timing of the new business ramps and how they laid in 2019. So part of it is, kind of, the overall comps year-on-year comparison for 2019. And then as well as the first half of fiscal 2020, which is really kind of the back half of calendar 2019 is also an area where we're completing ramp. So overall, your math is correct and I wouldn't take anything away from that other than it's really about how the comps are measured.

Jim Suva -- Citi -- Analyst

And then Mike, correct that the biggest challenge is the subdivision or subsegment you called edge device and lifestyles, it looks like year-over-year are going to be down about $0.5 billion. Is that right? And help us just understand that a little bit.

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

I would say, in our DMS segment where edge device plays. That's a fair observation. And I would say that overall an on edge device -- what we call edge device and lifestyle, Jim, there's three items that are playing there. So I think on our -- for lack of a fancier term our green-blue slide that Mike spoke to on end markets, it shows edge device lifestyle for the year-on-year gone from about $3.5 billion to $3 billion. I don't remember the exact numbers, but call it down $400 million, $500 million year-on-year. That's for a few different reasons.

Number one is, there is a significant number of products in that bucket. So a number of those products are going through technology changes as things prepare for 5G. Number two is, certain products are just plainly going into life. And number three is, management has just made some decisions not to pursue follow-on products based on those products, not meeting either a margin structure or cash flow priorities. The nice thing about that, Jim, is we peel $400 million, $500 million out of edge device, and it gets replaced by a really healthy outlook from healthcare and packaging. So I think the swap is quite good and really sets a nice platform for us as we move into fiscal 2021.

Jim Suva -- Citi -- Analyst

Great. And then quickly can you just update us on the Johnson & Johnson transition? Is it -- I'm sure it's still transitioning. It's not fully done. It would be -- my assumption maybe either number of sites or amount of revenues or just where we think about the phase or ending of that transition? Thank you so much.

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Yes, sure. The -- when we first announced the wonderful collaboration with JJMD, there were some noise out there about these -- you guys are going to be able to execute this as like other big deals done in the industry that maybe didn't turn out so well. I think I said in our June call that Wave 1 and Wave 2 were completed and completed to plan. Those waves had five factory sites and we welcomed all the employees from those sites. Wave 3, Jim, is coming along as planned. It'll be integrated and closed on time. In fact, the plan is for the end of this month. So all in all, really, really pleased. Lots of hard work, but I think it's a win-win for both Johnson & Johnson and Jabil. And as I said, I think in the June call, revenues from the transaction still look to be in the $800 million to $1 billion range for fiscal 2020.

Steven Fox -- Cross Research -- Analyst

Thank you so much for the details and clarifications. It's greatly appreciated.

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Yes. Thanks, Jim.

Operator

Thank you. Your next question today is coming from Matt Sheerin from Stifel. Your line is now live.

Matt Sheerin -- Stifel -- Analyst

Yes, thanks. Good morning, and thanks for all the details on the sub-sectors. Very helpful. In your outlook, you talked about growing the auto and semi-cap segment fairly significantly. Is that mostly on the auto side? You talked about continued weakness in semi-cap until basically the end of your fiscal year. So where's that growth coming from?

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Sure. Thanks for the question, Matt. The -- again in Mike's prepared remarks and his assumptions, as we sit today and it's been a moving target, unfortunately, it's been a target that's moved on us a couple of times to the right. But Alex Parimbelli and his team who oversee that part of our business has, kind of, put a little bit of a more stable guidepost in thinking that our semi-cap recovery, at least as applicable to Jabil. We should start seeing recovery in summer of calendar 2020. And we think that recovery carries through beyond the end of our fiscal 2020 and into 2021.

And then on the automotive side, Mike Loparco and his team, Chad Morley and all the folks that run our automotive business have it really well position specifically in areas of electrification and sensing around the vehicle. So that's where the growth coming in both of those sectors combined.

Matt Sheerin -- Stifel -- Analyst

I guess, despite the fact that the auto production continues to be weak. Is that just incremental program wins, basically?

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Well, it's two things. One, it's always great to have huge wins at your sale in terms of market growth. But when we take a look at where we're positioned in the marketplace, it's not just all about vehicle production. It's about content per vehicle. And again, where we've chosen to participate strategically, content per vehicle for us looks quite good.

Matt Sheerin -- Stifel -- Analyst

Okay, great. And then on DMS, could you talk about the packaging area? I know that has not been a big contributor to profits. I know you've had some management changes there, you've had some more optimistic outlook. So can you talk about that business and how that contributes to your op margin increases over the next couple of years?

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Yes, I chuckle because I remember sitting here not that long ago talking about the drag on the Company from our packaging group. And happy to say that the packaging business continues to grow double digits in terms of top line. The drag on the Company is now gone. And I said in my prepared remarks, I made some comment around one of the things we pride ourselves on is keeping fixed things fixed.

And the lady that we hired out of the packaging industry has turned over the vast majority of our packaging leadership team. What she has dove into with her team is a service offering now and a solutions offering now in the packaging space from a company that has massive scale, great capabilities in terms of miniaturization, precision machining coatings, electrical and electronic assembly, and combining that with a pure packaging molding background. And we think our service offering is quite good. So certainly our packaging business is planned to be a material contributor as we move into fiscal 2021 and certainly a contributor in helping us get the Company to the 4% margin outlook that we talked about for fiscal 2021 as well.

Matt Sheerin -- Stifel -- Analyst

Okay, great. Thanks a lot, Mark.

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Yes.

Operator

Thank you. Our next question is coming from Mark Delaney from Goldman Sachs. Your line is now live.

Mark Delaney -- Goldman Sachs -- Analyst

Yes. Good morning, and thanks for the detailed presentation and slides. As -- I was just hopping to better understand your manufacturing plans and the Company constructed its capex plan for fiscal 2020, I'm curious if you're contemplating any increased manufacturing in different geographic locations because of tariffs? Or maybe just more broadly, are you're seeing any interest from customers or potential new customers and moving out of manufacturing locations?

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Thanks, Mark. So there's a couple of different questions there, in terms of trade tariff issues, I said back, I think it was the June call that as we sit today. No big material impacts to us. As we're sitting now in September, again, very little materiality in terms of actual business moves. I think, I mentioned something around the fact that there continues to be a deep rooted supply chain in China. A lot of our customers, when they look at the analysis, don't see a great payback in terms of moving existing business. And then, there's a decent amount of our China revenue that's concerned -- consumed in other geos other than the US, so kind of not applicable.

With all that said, Mark, one of the things that we have taken a hard look at in the last 75, 90 or 100 days is we do think with all the growth we put into the Company, general footprint expansion is essential. And so from a capex perspective, we're going to continue to expand our footprint. And a lot of that expansion is largely outside of China. Most of that expansion is in support of our EMS business.

And then there's probably an opex component to that mark. As I think about the overall EMS margins, and somebody else earlier in the conversation today was asking about it. Our EMS margins are always the last number of years stronger in the back half of the fiscal year versus the front half. This year EMS margins will also be lighter in the front half versus the back half, and a small subset of that is we've planned about $10 million to $12 million of opex in the first half of the year in terms of EMS as far as footprint expansion strategically.

So I hope that answers your question. And by the way, that's all built into our model and our outlook.

Mark Delaney -- Goldman Sachs -- Analyst

Yes, that's all very helpful. Thank you for that. My follow-up question was the outlook for the enterprise business, lower revenues in the guidance for this year? Is that just more end-market weakness or anything around the programs [Indecipherable] that we should be thinking about? Thank you.

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Yes. I think the answer is yes. We've been participating in that space literally forever. We're very well positioned in that space with our service offerings. We understand it inside and out. And, overall, if I think about the enterprise space collectively, if I set cloud aside, we're not going to see big growth in that sector of our business. But it's still a very important part of our business. It has lots of critical scale. I think the numbers Mike showed on our sector chart is still a $4 billion business for us. Really good in terms of stable cash flows. So all in all, pleased with the business. But yes, your thesis are understanding around the end markets, I think it's correct.

Mark Delaney -- Goldman Sachs -- Analyst

Thank you.

Operator

Thank you. Our next question today is coming from Ruplu Bhattacharya from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Your line is now live.

Ruplu Bhattacharya -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch -- Analyst

Hi. Thank you for taking my questions. The first one, just to clarify the focus on footprint optimization. Are you actually going to use the $85 million to repurpose the factories from one area of DMS to another, or are you actually closing factories? And related to that, you've got mobility revenues declining $200 million in fiscal 2020. Some people think that the next year, fiscal 2021, can be a strong year for 5G-related mobility. Would you have enough capacity to support that and put mobility revenues then grow in fiscal 2021?

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Hi Ruplu, it's Mark. Let me take a swing and then Mike add. So on the mobility side, I think our anchor outlet 2019 to 2020 right down $200 million, I don't think that's overly material, but directionally it's down. I think, we're being somewhat conservative this year in the mobility business. It's not an indication, as we said earlier, in terms of how we're positioned. It's not an indication of that whole sector for us in terms of market share. We are quasi-bullish on mobility for 2021, again, based on 5G.

So as I also alluded to earlier, it's really about the incredible job our teams done around Green Point. We're just getting better water flow through smaller pipe, and that's due to factory optimization, layouts, efficiencies, automation, robotics. And again, some of the capex we spent the last couple of years is really starting to pay good dividends for us on the factory floor. So, again, I wouldn't read anything into it in terms of how we view the mobility market or how we view the relationships we have in that area? And quite frankly, it's all in relatively good shape.

Mike, do you got anything to add?

Michael Dastoor -- Chief Financial Officer

No, I think the biggest step factor is that the ability to drive more revenues through a reduced capacity that we're putting in place. I think Mark talked about automation, robotics, all of that is going to take over the next year or so. We'll be able to drive a lot more revenue through a much, much reduced footprint.

Ruplu Bhattacharya -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch -- Analyst

Okay. Thanks for the clarification on that, Mark. Maybe the next question on EMS. You've got the wireless 5G and cloud revenues flat in fiscal 2020. I would have thought that there would be some 5G build outs and you would see stronger growth. And you've done a great job with the cloud business this year. Can you just talk about what do you see -- how you see that business growing in the next year? And why wouldn't we see more growth in that area?

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Well, we might. I think we're -- the cloud business is relatively new to us. Again, I think Alex and his whole team have done a really nice job there. I think, we're looking at it going, "Okay. Let's not get over our skis.", so take that as intended. But the cloud business is in really nice shape for us. And we think the outlook is going to be quite good.

I think the other thing is, remember the $4 billion plus that we're showing is on a net scale. So, one could look at it intuitively and go,"Geez, why is the growth number is not higher with strong anticipation of 5G?". We're not going to see a lot of 5G in fiscal 2020. But also the biggest component to that is, as we move into 2021 and 2022 is there is going to be some cannibalization of LTE and 4G. So on a net-net basis, I think our outlook is relatively conservative, but that's why the numbers look like they look.

Ruplu Bhattacharya -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch -- Analyst

Okay, that makes sense. And from my last question, Mike, on the $600 million authorization, what is the cadence of that? I mean, how many years is that over and how should we think about the cadence of buyback? Thanks.

Michael Dastoor -- Chief Financial Officer

I think the $600 million is over a couple of years. I think, I would -- for modeling purposes, I would factor in about 50 -- I think, we've said 50% to 60% between share buybacks and dividends and the capital allocation framework. So that's factoring about $250 million for FY 2020 and $350 million for FY 2021.

Ruplu Bhattacharya -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch -- Analyst

Thank you so much.

Operator

Thank you. Your next question today is coming from Paul Coster from JPMorgan. Your line is now line.

Paul Chung -- JPMorgan -- Analyst

Hi. Thanks. This is Paul Chung on for Coster. Thanks for taking my question. So, first, nice operating margin guidance here for the next two years. But, your operating margins have been kind of relatively in the 3.5% range for the past three fiscal years. What's giving you more confidence that we should see some acceleration here over the next two years? Is this more a function of product mix, some cost efficiency, possibly, more higher margin design work? And then what kind of question are you baking in for variables you can't control, particularly if there is a global recession?

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Sure. So I think -- geez, without trying to sound overly promotional, I think the last three or four years, everything that -- not everything, I think lots of what we have talked about, we've accomplished. If we go back to a year ago and what we said we would do in 2019, we largely accomplished those goals. If we go back to fiscal 2018, we largely accomplished those goals. And quite frankly, our focus in the last three or four years has been on top line growth for a lot of the reasons we've talked about for the last 10 to 12 quarters. I think in the last -- with where the growth has gone, with the amount of growth in top line we've added to the Company for all of the right reasons in my opinion, we as a leadership team now again has taken our foot off to pedal a bit in terms of growth. We're still going to grow. We're going to be a bit more selective. And we're going to focus on margins and cash flows.

The nice thing about that is, sometimes growth isn't well within our control. I could tell you that the Company has a 50-year track record of operational excellence and with the investments we've made in the factories the last two years, I think Mike in his capex slide broke out this year kind of an innovation engineering line item under capex. He did so that you can see from a sustainability standpoint and a technology standpoint in our factories. We're not under investing in that area. So the good news is for the next 12 months to 24 months, a lot of what we're working on in terms of margin and cash flow is squarely in our control, and it's something we know how to do really, really well.

I would also add to it a comment you made. Another component of the margin expansion, absolutely, is the composition of the commercial portfolio, which we feel really, really good about.

Paul Chung -- JPMorgan -- Analyst

Okay, thanks for that. And then, my follow up is on capex levels longer term. As you upgrade more manufacturing sites with more automation, do you kind of see a structural change in some of that maintenance capex? Does that $550 million, kind of, maintenance capex will come down over time or should we just kind of think about 3% of sales as a correct way to kind of model capex spend longer term? Thanks.

Michael Dastoor -- Chief Financial Officer

So I talked about where we stand today with our sites, it's about 100 sites in 30 countries. That's a big footprint. It will always require some level of maintenance as we go through some of the lease old improvements, some equipment changeover for keeping up the technologies, factory-of-the-future, IT, automation, etc. So I think looking forward that $550 million-ish or that 2% -- sounds about right from a percentage perspective.

Paul Chung -- JPMorgan -- Analyst

Thank you.

Operator

Thank you. Our next question today is coming from Andrew Vadheim from Wolfe Research. Your line is now live.

Andrew Vadheim -- Wolfe Research -- Analyst

Thank you. Good morning. Taking a look at EMS at 2020 revenue growth, the full-year guidance were 4%. However the 1Q guide of 11% would imply a 2% year-over-year growth for quarters two through four. So I recognize there's a tougher set of comps in the middle of the year, particularly. But why is there such a sizable drop off and what sort of the linearity for the last three quarters? Could we potentially see a sequential decline 1Q to 2Q?

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

A sequential decline in EMS revenues?

Andrew Vadheim -- Wolfe Research -- Analyst

EMS, Yes.

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Yes, I think for modeling purposes, it would be good to think about the EMS as flat Q1 to Q2. But could there be a sequential decline? There could. I think in our models, we're thinking about Q2 being relatively flat to Q1. And again, as I mentioned, a lot of that has to do with what you're measuring against last year. So 1Q of 2019 before we started layering in revenues, I don't remember the exact numbers, but 1Q of EMS last year revenue was around $3.5 billion, I think, and I think we ended the year well over $4 billion.

So again, we were ramping business through 2019. Those are the comps that will be compared against some stronger comps Q2 to Q4 this year. But all in all, I feel really good about our EMS business this year. It's still going to end up growing 3%, 4% year-on-year. So around the $16 billion I think that we gave you and more importantly is as we'll have a -- we think a 30, 40 basis point pickup in margin year-on-year going from the 3.1% last year back into a more normalized range of 3.5%.

Andrew Vadheim -- Wolfe Research -- Analyst

Thank you. That's helpful. And then just one on the tax rate. Tax rate in the quarter came in a little bit below guidance. In last call, Mark, I think you made a point to discuss that overall 2019 tax rate kind of come in higher than they would have -- than you'd have liked. But you'd expect to get to more normalized level, sort of, in F 2020 and F 2021. Was the F 4Q rates, sort of, on at that normalized level? Was it sort of the beginning of the normalized level?

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

I think, the tax rate depends a lot on where the revenues are being generated. Like we've said in the past 100 sites, 30 countries, a little bit of a mix shift in -- from one country to another. That could change the tax rate considerably. We feel good with our guidance going forward in that range of 26% to 28% that we've prescribed for FY 2020. Will it be on the lower end or higher end? Don't know at this stage, but I think we feel good that it's moving in the right direction. It should continue to go down as we look out to our business mix going forward.

Andrew Vadheim -- Wolfe Research -- Analyst

Thank you.

Operator

Thank you. We reached end of our question-and-answer Session. I'd like to turn the floor back over to Adam for any further closing comments.

Adam Berry -- Vice President, Investor Relations

That's it for us. Thank you for joining us. These slides and videos will be on our website shortly, and we look forward to talking with everybody soon. This event has now ended.

Operator

[Operator Closing Remarks]

Duration: 74 minutes

Call participants:

Adam Berry -- Vice President, Investor Relations

Michael Dastoor -- Chief Financial Officer

Mark T. Mondello -- Chief Executive Officer

Adam Tindle -- Raymond James -- Analyst

Steven Fox -- Cross Research -- Analyst

Jim Suva -- Citi -- Analyst

Matt Sheerin -- Stifel -- Analyst

Mark Delaney -- Goldman Sachs -- Analyst

Ruplu Bhattacharya -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch -- Analyst

Paul Chung -- JPMorgan -- Analyst

Andrew Vadheim -- Wolfe Research -- Analyst

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