Coleman Cable, Inc. Announces Third-Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Coleman Cable, Inc. Announces Third-Quarter 2012 Financial Results  WAUKEGAN, Ill., Nov. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coleman Cable, Inc. (Nasdaq:CCIX)  (the "Company," "Coleman," "we," "us," or "our"), a leading manufacturer and innovator of electrical and electronic wire and cable products, announced third-quarter 2012 financial results.  Highlights    *Adjusted EPS of $0.37 and Adjusted EBITDA of $22.2 million for the third     quarter both within management's guidance;   *Adjusted EBITDA of $22.2 million equals best third-quarter performance     over past five-year period;   *Year-to-date Adjusted EBITDA of $65.3 million through first nine months of     2012 is the highest level since first becoming a public company in 2007;   *Declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.02 per common share payable on     November 30, 2012, to stockholders of record as of the close of business     on November 15, 2012.  Outlook    *For the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company estimates sales between $220.0     million and $230.0 million and Adjusted EPS between $0.19 and $0.37.  Third-Quarter 2012 Results  Net sales for the third quarter of 2012 were $229.3 million compared to $234.9 million for the third quarter of 2011, with the decrease mainly reflecting lower selling prices as a result of lower average copper prices, which declined 13.3 percent on average from the third quarter of 2011 to the third quarter or 2012. Sales volume (measured in total pounds shipped, on a comparable basis) declined 0.1 percent for the third quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year. The sales decrease was partially offset with the contribution of sales from a recently-acquired business. Third-quarter 2012 Adjusted EPS and Adjusted EBITDA were $0.37 per diluted share and $22.2 million, respectively, compared to $0.39 per diluted share and $21.9 million, respectively, for the same quarter of 2011.   President and CEO Gary Yetman stated, "Our third quarter results benefited from better than expected seasonal demand, the strength of new industrial product sales, and an incremental contribution from our engineered solutions segment, all of which helped partially mitigate the impact of uneven demand experienced across other areas of our business, as well as a slight decline in our overall OEM volumes.This uneven demand and generally more challenging pricing conditions were main factors limiting further improvement in our Adjusted EBITDA as compared to the third quarter of 2011."  Mr. Yetman concluded, "Although our visibility is limited, recent demand trends indicate that we may be in a continued period of somewhat weaker industry demand levels within our OEM and certain distribution end markets.Additionally, volumes within OEM and certain distribution channels historically trend lower in the second half of the year, with fourth-quarter demand in particular typically impacted by OEM industry-related temporary seasonal and holiday plant shutdowns.Keeping the aforementioned factors in mind, along with the potential for further copper price volatility and continued general economic uncertainties, our outlook for the fourth quarter reflects our belief that, despite the existence of fairly strong industrial market headwinds, we will continue to perform well given the diversity of our business and strength of our platform."  On a GAAP basis, the Company recorded earnings of $0.31 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $0.37 per diluted share last year.Results for the 2012 and 2011 periods included restructuring charges, acquisition-related costs and share-based compensation expense (income).All of these items are excluded from the Company's Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS results.Please see the discussion of Non-GAAP results below and the attached schedules for a full reconciliation of GAAP results to non-GAAP results.  Quarterly Cash Dividend  On October 30, 2012, Coleman's board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.02 per common share, payable on November 30, 2012, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 15, 2012.Future declarations of quarterly dividends are subject to approval of the board of directors and may be adjusted as business needs or market conditions change.  Retirement of Chief Financial Officer  The Company also announced the planned retirement of Richard N. Burger, who has served as our executive vice president and chief financial officer since 1996.Mr. Burger will retire effective March29, 2013, and Alan C. Bergschneider, currently our vice president-finance, will become our new CFO at that time.Mr. Bergschneider, who first joined Coleman's finance team in 2008, has over 20 years of financial management experience serving in a number of management positions with Sears Holdings and within public accounting prior to joining the Company.  Mr. Yetman said, "On behalf of our board of directors and our entire management team, I want to thank Rich Burger for his many contributions to Coleman over the past 16 years.Rich has been an integral part of Coleman's senior management team and a key to our success in growing our business.He will be dearly missed by all of us at the Company.While we will miss his leadership, we wish him every success as he enters retirement and feel confident he is leaving Coleman in strong financial shape.We also welcome Alan Bergschneider as our new CFO.Alan has worked with Rich for five years and we feel he is well prepared for his new role."  Webcast  Coleman Cable has scheduled its conference call for today, Monday, November 5, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Central time.Hosting the call will be Gary Yetman, president and CEO, and Richard Burger, executive vice president and CFO.A live broadcast of the Company's conference call, along with accompanying visuals, will be available on-line through the Company's Web site at http://investors.colemancable.com/events.cfm.The webcast will be archived for 90 days.  Non-GAAP Results  In addition to net income determined in accordance with GAAP, we use certain non-GAAP measures in assessing our operating performance. These non-GAAP measures used by management include: (1)EBITDA, which we define as net income before net interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense ("EBITDA"), (2)Adjusted EBITDA, which is our measure of EBITDA adjusted to exclude the impact of certain specifically identified items ("Adjusted EBITDA"), and (3)Adjusted earnings per share, which we calculate as diluted earnings per share adjusted to exclude the estimated per share impact of the same specifically identified items used to calculate Adjusted EBITDA ("Adjusted EPS"). For the periods presented in this report, the specifically identified items include restructuring charges, gain on available for sale securities, share-based compensation expense, and acquisition-related costs.  We believe both EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA serve as appropriate measures to be used in evaluating the performance of our business. We use these measures in the preparation of our annual operating budgets and in determining levels of operating and capital investments. We believe both EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA allow us to readily view operating trends, perform analytical comparisons and identify strategies to improve operating performance. The usefulness of both EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as performance measures is limited by the fact that they both exclude the impact of interest expense, depreciation and amortization expense, and taxes. Due to these limitations, we do not, and you should not, use either EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA as the only measures of our performance. We also use, and recommend that you consider, net income in accordance with GAAP as a measure of our performance. Finally, other companies may define EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA differently and, as a result, our measure of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be directly comparable to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA measures of other companies.  Similarly, we believe our use of Adjusted EPS and Adjusted EBITDA provides an appropriate measure to use in assessing our performance across periods given that this measure provides an adjustment for certain significant items, the magnitude of which may vary significantly from period to period.However, we do not, and do not recommend that you solely use Adjusted EPS to assess our financial and earnings performance.We also use, and recommend that you use, diluted earnings per share in addition to Adjusted EPS in assessing our earnings performance.Finally, other companies may define Adjusted EPS differently and, as a result, our measure of Adjusted EPS may not be directly comparable to Adjusted EPS measures of other companies.  About Coleman Cable, Inc.  Coleman Cable, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and innovator of electrical and electronic wire and cable products for the security, sound, telecommunications, electrical, commercial, industrial, and automotive industries. With extensive design and production capabilities and a long-standing dedication to customer service, Coleman Cable, Inc. is the preferred choice of cable and wire users throughout North America.For more information, visit www.colemancable.com  The Coleman Cable, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6583  Various statements included in this release, including those that express a belief, expectation or intention, as well as those that are not statements of historical fact constitute forward-looking statements.These statements include those made under "Outlook" and may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates," "continues," "could," "may," "might," "potential," "predict," "should," or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology.In particular, statements about Coleman Cable's expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events, financial results, earnings guidance or financial performance contained in this release are forward-looking statements. Coleman Cable has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While Coleman Cable believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control.These and other important factors, including those discussedin Coleman Cable's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K (available at www.sec.gov), may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.Some of the key factors that could cause actual results to differ from Coleman Cable's expectations include:    *fluctuations in the supply or price of copper and other raw materials;   *increased competition from other wire and cable manufacturers, including     foreign manufacturers;   *pricing pressures causing margins to decrease;   *our dependence on indebtedness and our ability to satisfy our debt     obligations;   *failure to identify, finance or integrate acquisitions;   *product liability claims and litigation resulting from the design or     manufacture of our products;   *advancements in wireless technology;   *impairment charges related to our goodwill and long-lived assets;   *restructuring charges;   *changes in the cost of labor or raw materials, including copper, PVC and     fuel;   *disruption in the importation of raw materials and products from     foreign-based suppliers;   *our ability to maintain substantial levels of inventory;   *increase in exposure to political and economic development, crises,     instability, terrorism, civil strife, expropriation, and other risks of     doing business in foreign markets;   *changes in tax legislation relating to our Honduras subsidiary; and   *other risks and uncertainties, including those described under "Item 1A.     Risk Factors." in Coleman  Cable's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.  In addition, any forward-looking statements represent Coleman's views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing its views as of any subsequent date.While Coleman may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, even if its estimates change and, therefore, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing Coleman's views as of any date subsequent to today.  CCIX-G  COLEMAN CABLE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME (Thousands, except per share data) (unaudited)                                     ThreeMonthsEnded  NineMonthsEnded                                     September30,        September 30,                                    2012      2011       2012       2011 NET SALES                          $229,301 $ 234,851 $ 681,023 $ 660,502 COST OF GOODS SOLD                 194,948   200,233    580,018    563,617 GROSS PROFIT                       34,353   34,618    101,005    96,885 SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE 15,880   14,986    47,354    46,480 EXPENSES INTANGIBLE ASSET AMORTIZATION      2,189    1,950     5,755     5,282 RESTRUCTURING CHARGES              959      1,061     1,314     1,256 OPERATING INCOME                    15,325   16,621    46,582    43,867 INTEREST EXPENSE                   6,919    7,086     20,963    21,183 GAIN ON AVAILABLE FOR SALE          —       —        —         (753) SECURITIES OTHER (INCOME) LOSS                 227      418       230       332 INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES          8,179    9,117     25,389    23,105 INCOME TAX EXPENSE                 2,725    2,637     8,579     7,023 NET INCOME                          $5,454   $6,480    $ 16,810   $ 16,082 EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE DATA                                    NET INCOME PER SHARE:                                             Basic                               $0.32    $0.37     $0.98     $0.92 Diluted                            0.31     0.37      0.96      0.91 WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES                                    OUTSTANDING Basic                               17,071   17,212    17,077    17,141 Diluted                            17,301   17,465    17,311    17,362                                                                  CASH DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER COMMON  $0.02    $—        $0.04     $— SHARE                                           COLEMAN CABLE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Thousands, except per share data) (unaudited)                                             September30,2012 December31,2011 ASSETS                                      (unaudited)        CURRENT ASSETS:                                               Cash and cash equivalents                  $5,328           $9,746 Accounts receivable, net of allowances of   137,753         120,567 $3,431 and $2,811, respectively Inventories                                 126,360          108,689 Deferred income taxes                      3,392            3,355 Assets held for sale                       546              546 Prepaid expenses and other current assets  7,105          10,288 Total current assets                       280,484          253,191 PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET         79,359           58,957 GOODWILL                                   66,690           56,724 INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET                     39,607           28,340 DEFERRED INCOME TAXES                      93               376 OTHER ASSETS                                7,069           8,148 TOTAL ASSETS                               $473,302         $405,736 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                          CURRENT LIABILITIES:                                          Current portion of long-term debt          $174             $166 Accounts payable                           37,031           29,081 Accrued liabilities                        32,663           35,762 Total current liabilities                  69,868           65,009 LONG-TERM DEBT                             347,536          302,935 OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES                2,510            3,194 DEFERRED INCOME TAXES                      8,073            6,503 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES                                 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:                                         Common stock                                17              17 Treasury stock, at cost: 390 and 320        (3,446)          (2,789 ) shares, respectively Additional paid-in capital                 94,328           92,871 Accumulated deficit                         (45,713 )        (61,819 ) Accumulated other comprehensive income      129              (185 ) (loss) Total shareholders' equity                 45,315           28,095 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY               $473,302         $405,736                                            COLEMAN CABLE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Non-GAAP Results (Thousands, except per share data) (unaudited)  Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures  Diluted earnings per share,   Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended as determined in accordance   September 30,            September 30, with GAAP, to Adjusted EPS                              2012             2011    2012         2011                              (unaudited) Earnings per share           $0.31     $0.37          $0.96   $0.91 Restructuring charges         0.04       0.04        0.05        0.04 Gain on available for sale    —          —           —            (0.04) securities Share-based compensation      0.02        (0.03)      0.04        0.10 expense (income) Acquisition-related costs     —           0.01       0.02        0.12 Adjusted diluted earnings per $0.37     $0.39      $1.07      $1.13 share                                                                  Net income as determined in   Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended accordance with GAAP, to      September 30,            September 30, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA                              2012        2011         2012         2011                              (Thousands)                              (unaudited) Net income                    $5,454     $6,480      $16,810      $16,082 Interest expense             6,919      7,086       20,963      21,183 Income tax expense           2,725      2,637       8,579       7,023 Depreciation and amortization 5,577      5,137       15,987      14,057 expense (a) EBITDA                       $ 20,675    $ 21,340     $62,339      $58,345 Restructuring charges        959        1,061       1,314       1,256 Gain on available for sale    —          —           —           (753) securities Share-based compensation      457        (739)       1,169       2,781 expense (income) Acquisition-related costs     77         223         443         2,801 ADJUSTED EBITDA               $22,168    $21,885     $65,265     $64,430  a)Depreciation and amortization expense shown in the above schedule excludes amortization of debt issuance costs, which are included as a component of interest expense.  For additional information regarding our non-GAAP financial measures, see "Non-GAAP Results."  Reconciliation of Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Guidance to GAAP  For the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company is currently estimating diluted Adjusted EPS to be in the range of $0.19 to $0.37 per share. On a GAAP basis, the Company is currently estimating diluted EPS to be in the range of $0.15 to $0.35 per share.  * Rounding differences may occur for various calculated amounts.  CONTACT: Investor Contacts:          Philip Kranz, Dresner Corporate Services          312-780-7240          pkranz@dresnerco.com  company logo