Tennant Company Reports 2013 Third Quarter Results Third quarter diluted EPS rose to $0.56 on net sales of $188.5 million; Net sales increased 5.8 percent, or 6.8 percent organically; Operating profit margin of 8.6 percent; Company narrows 2013 full year guidance range Business Wire MINNEAPOLIS -- October 23, 2013 Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing of solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, today reported net earnings of $10.6 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, on net sales of $188.5 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013. In the prior year quarter, Tennant reported net earnings of $8.7 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, on net sales of $178.3 million. The 2012 third quarter results included two special items that reduced earnings by a total of $0.01 per diluted share. (See the Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Table.) Commented Chris Killingstad, Tennant Company's president and chief executive officer: “We are pleased to report a strong 2013 third quarter. Tennant achieved increased earnings on record sales for a third quarter, led by record third quarter sales in our largest geography, the Americas. Sales rose due to continued high demand for new products and strong sales of industrial equipment. Notably, our organic sales growth of nearly 7 percent marked the highest level achieved in two years. And our ongoing focus on operational excellence initiatives resulted in further leverage of our cost structure.” Third Quarter Operating Review The company's 2013 third quarter consolidated net sales of $188.5 million rose 5.8 percent compared to the prior year quarter. Unfavorable foreign currency exchange reduced consolidated net sales by approximately 1 percent. Organic net sales, which exclude the impact of foreign currency exchange (and acquisitions when applicable), increased approximately 6.8 percent. Contributing to 2013 third quarter results was demand for newly introduced products, especially the T12 rider scrubber, which is the first new product in Tennant’s redesigned modular large equipment portfolio, as well as strong sales of industrial equipment and sales to strategic accounts. Geographically, sales increased 9.6 percent in the Americas, driven by record third quarter sales in North America and continued growth in Latin America. Sales in the Americas rose approximately 10.6 percent organically, excluding an unfavorable foreign currency exchange impact of about 1.0 percent. Sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) were down 2.4 percent, declining approximately 5.9 percent organically, excluding a favorable foreign currency exchange impact of about 3.5 percent. EMEA sales of city cleaning equipment continued to be constrained primarily due to tight municipal spending in Europe, while sales through distribution gained momentum. Sales in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) decreased 1.0 percent, rising about 7.5 percent organically, excluding an unfavorable foreign currency exchange impact of about 8.5 percent. The APAC organic sales increase was mainly due to strong sales performance in China, which had approximately 30 percent organic sales growth in the 2013 third quarter. Tennant's gross margin in the 2013 third quarter was 43.4 percent compared to 43.5 percent in the prior year quarter and was within the company's targeted range of 43 percent to 44 percent. Gross margin in the 2013 third quarter was adversely impacted by the mix of selling channel and products sold. Research and development (R&D) expense for the 2013 third quarter totaled $8.0 million, or 4.2 percent of sales, compared to $7.4 million, or 4.1 percent of sales, in the prior year quarter. The company continued to invest in developing innovative new products for its traditional core business, as well as in its Orbio business, which is focused on advancing a platform of chemical-free and other sustainable, water-based cleaning technologies. Selling and administrative (S&A) expense in the 2013 third quarter totaled $57.7 million, or 30.6 percent of sales, versus $56.4 million as adjusted, or 31.7 percent of sales as adjusted, in the third quarter last year. S&A expense declined 110 basis points as a percent of sales compared to the 2012 third quarter, as adjusted. Tennant continued to gain leverage in S&A spending due to tight cost controls and improved operating efficiencies. The company's 2013 third quarter operating profit was $16.2 million, or 8.6 percent of sales, up from $13.8 million, or 7.7 percent of sales, in the prior year quarter. Strong Pipeline of Innovative New Products and Technologies Tennant continues to execute against one of the most robust new product and technology pipelines in the company's history. In addition to the T12 gains cited above, Tennant experienced growth in the 2013 third quarter from the B10, the company's first rider burnisher, which enables rapid cleaning and polishing of large areas, and the T3 orbital scrubber, which provides a chemical-free way to clean and strip floors. In the 2013 fourth quarter, Tennant also plans to introduce several new products, including a line of walk-behind burnishers, and canister carpet extractors and grout cleaners with high heat functionality. These new core equipment offerings are engineered to improve cleaning performance and operator safety, lower operating costs and reduce environmental impact. In addition, Tennant's Orbio Technologies Group is developing an exciting new product with Split Stream Technology that will deliver an anti-microbial solution, as well as an effective multi-surface cleaner, for use in a wide variety of customer segments. The company is on track to introduce this new Orbio product in the first half of 2014. Tennant remains committed to being an industry innovation leader and aims to set the standard for sustainable cleaning around the world. 2013 First Nine Month Results For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, Tennant reported net earnings of $30.4 million, as adjusted, or $1.61 per diluted share, as adjusted, on net sales of $556.9 million. In the prior year first nine months, Tennant reported adjusted net earnings of $27.9 million, or $1.46 per diluted share, as adjusted, on net sales of $551.5 million. (See the Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Table.) Year-to-date 2013 gross margin was 43.5 percent versus 43.9 percent in the prior year period, down 40 basis points primarily due to selling channel and product mix. R&D expense in the 2013 first nine months increased to $23.3 million, or 4.2 percent of sales, compared to $21.6 million, or 3.9 percent of sales in the previous year. S&A expense in the 2013 first nine months totaled $174.1 million, or 31.3 percent of sales, and $172.6 million, or 31.0 percent of sales, as adjusted, versus $177.3 million, or 32.2 percent of sales, and $176.6 million, or 32.0 percent of sales, as adjusted, in the first nine months of 2012. Operating profit in the 2013 first nine months rose to $44.7 million, or 8.0 percent of sales, and $46.2 million, or 8.3 percent of sales, as adjusted, compared to $43.7 million, or 7.9 percent of sales, on a GAAP and adjusted basis, in the first nine months of 2012. Tennant generated $36.8 million in cash from operations in the 2013 first nine months and paid $9.9 million in cash dividends to shareholders. Cash on the balance sheet at September 30, 2013, totaled $65.3 million, up from $62.7 million a year ago. The company's total debt was $32.0 million, down from $33.6 million at September 30, 2012. Business Outlook Based on its year-to-date 2013 results and expectations of performance for the remainder of the year, Tennant Company has narrowed its estimated 2013 full year adjusted earnings to the range of $2.25 to $2.40 per diluted share on net sales in the range of $750 million to $760 million. Including the 2013 first quarter special items of a net loss of $0.02 per diluted share, the company expects 2013 full year diluted earnings per share in the range of $2.23 to $2.38. For the 2012 full year, adjusted diluted earnings per share were $2.08 on net sales of $739 million. (See the Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Table.) The company's 2013 annual financial outlook includes the following expectations: *Modest economic improvement in North America, continued uncertainty in Europe and steady growth in emerging markets; *Unfavorable foreign currency impact on sales for the full year in the range of 0 to 1 percent; *Gross margin performance in the range of 43 percent to 44 percent; *R&D expense of approximately 4 percent of sales, as the company continues to invest in its core products and in water-based cleaning technologies; and *Capital expenditures in the range of $14 million to $16 million. Tennant will continue to manage its business with a focus on operational excellence and strong cost controls, and make selective investments in innovative technologies and other key strategic priorities. Killingstad said: “We are encouraged that our organic sales growth returned to the mid-single digits in the 2013 third quarter. We expect a solid finish to 2013, as new product sales accelerate and growth continues in both our global strategic accounts and overall Americas business. We also anticipate further improvement in our operating profit margin, as we strive to attain our goal of 12 percent.” Conference Call Tennant will host a conference call to discuss the 2013 third quarter results today, October 23, 2013, at 10 a.m. Central Time (11 a.m. Eastern Time). The conference call will be available via webcast on the investor portion of Tennant's website. To listen to the call live, go to www.tennantco.com and click on Company, Investors. A taped replay of the conference call will be available at www.tennantco.com for approximately two weeks after the call. Company Profile Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; chemical-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. Tennant's global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Uden, The Netherlands; the United Kingdom; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China; and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit www.tennantco.com. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements contained in this document, as well as other written and oral statements made by us from time to time, are considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These statements do not relate to strictly historical or current facts and provide current expectations or forecasts of future events. Any such expectations or forecasts of future events are subject to a variety of factors. These include factors that affect all businesses operating in a global market as well as matters specific to us and the markets we serve. Particular risks and uncertainties presently facing us include: geopolitical and economic uncertainty throughout the world; the competition in our business; our ability to effectively manage organizational changes; our ability to comply with laws and regulations; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; our ability to develop and fund new innovative products and services; unforeseen product liability claims or product quality issues; our ability to successfully upgrade and evolve the capabilities of our computer systems; the occurrence of a significant business interruption; the relative strength of the U.S. dollar, which affects the cost of our materials and products purchased and sold internationally; the occurrence of disruptions to our supply and delivery chains; fluctuations in the cost or availability of raw materials and purchased components; and the impact of the economic uncertainty on our customers' ability to obtain credit. We caution that forward-looking statements must be considered carefully and that actual results may differ in material ways due to risks and uncertainties both known and unknown. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors in evaluating forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. For additional information about factors that could materially affect Tennant's results, please see our otherSecurities and Exchange Commissionfilings, including disclosures under “Risk Factors.” We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, and investors are advised to consult any further disclosures by us on this matter in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in other written statements we make from time to time. It is not possible to anticipate or foresee all risk factors, and investors should not consider any list of such factors to be an exhaustive or complete list of all risks or uncertainties. Non-GAAP Financial Measures This news release includes presentations of non-GAAP measures that include or exclude special items. Management believes that the non-GAAP measures provide useful information to investors regarding the company's results of operations and financial condition because they permit a more meaningful comparison and understanding of Tennant Company's operating performance for the current, past or future periods. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to monitor and evaluate ongoing operating results and trends, and to gain an understanding of the comparative operating performance of the company. See the Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Table. TENNANT COMPANY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS (Unaudited) (In thousands, except shares Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended and per share data) September 30 September 30 2013 2012 2013 2012 Net Sales $ 188,541 $ 178,268 $ 556,871 $ 551,473 Cost of Sales 106,679 100,705 314,745 309,640 Gross Profit 81,862 77,563 242,126 241,833 Gross Margin 43.4 % 43.5 % 43.5 % 43.9 % Operating Expense: Research and Development 7,970 7,353 23,309 21,558 Expense Selling and Administrative 57,663 57,193 174,083 177,326 Expense Gain on Sale — (784 ) — (784 ) of Business Total Operating 65,633 63,762 197,392 198,100 Expense Profit from 16,229 13,801 44,734 43,733 Operations Operating 8.6 % 7.7 % 8.0 % 7.9 % Margin Other Income (Expense): Interest 67 229 295 871 Income Interest (440 ) (640 ) (1,318 ) (2,021 ) Expense Net Foreign Currency (303 ) (385 ) (1,046 ) (1,496 ) Transaction Losses Other (Expense) (157 ) 99 (238 ) 175 Income, Net Total Other (833 ) (697 ) (2,307 ) (2,471 ) Expense, Net Profit Before 15,396 13,104 42,427 41,262 Income Taxes Income Tax 4,779 4,359 12,497 13,522 Expense Net Earnings $ 10,617 $ 8,745 $ 29,930 $ 27,740 Earnings per Share: Basic $ 0.58 $ 0.47 $ 1.64 $ 1.49 Diluted $ 0.56 $ 0.46 $ 1.59 $ 1.45 Weighted Average Shares Outstanding: Basic 18,267,828 18,468,546 18,288,083 18,594,508 Diluted 18,811,638 19,040,875 18,823,745 19,154,844 Cash Dividend Declared per $ 0.18 $ 0.17 $ 0.54 $ 0.51 Common Share GEOGRAPHICAL NET SALES^(1) (Unaudited) (In Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended thousands) September 30 September 30 2013 2012 % 2013 2012 % Americas $ 130,037 $ 118,624 9.6 $ 382,877 $ 365,726 4.7 Europe, Middle East 37,436 38,355 (2.4 ) 116,465 125,573 (7.3 ) and Africa Asia Pacific 21,068 21,289 (1.0 ) 57,529 60,174 (4.4 ) Total $ 188,541 $ 178,268 5.8 $ 556,871 $ 551,473 1.0 ^(1) Net of intercompany sales. TENNANT COMPANY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited) (In thousands) September 30, December 31, September 30, 2013 2012 2012 ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 65,309 $ 53,940 $ 62,699 Restricted Cash 404 187 187 Accounts Receivable, Net 139,813 138,147 124,125 Inventories 67,390 58,136 60,953 Prepaid Expenses 12,111 11,309 11,653 Deferred Income Taxes, 8,986 11,339 10,521 Current Portion Other Current Assets 1,696 388 53 Total Current Assets 295,709 273,446 270,191 Property, Plant and 305,381 294,910 297,496 Equipment Accumulated Depreciation (220,899 ) (208,717 ) (210,608 ) Property, Plant and 84,482 86,193 86,888 Equipment, Net Deferred Income Taxes, 12,830 10,989 15,568 Long-Term Portion Goodwill 19,246 19,717 19,779 Intangible Assets, Net 19,411 21,393 21,912 Other Assets 7,303 9,022 8,736 Total Assets $ 438,981 $ 420,760 $ 423,074 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY Current Liabilities: Short-Term Borrowings and Current Portion of $ 3,935 $ 2,042 $ 2,731 Long-Term Debt Accounts Payable 49,295 47,002 43,537 Employee Compensation and 31,096 33,021 32,300 Benefits Income Taxes Payable 1,349 785 1,304 Other Current Liabilities 40,512 38,844 37,519 Total Current Liabilities 126,187 121,694 117,391 Long-Term Liabilities: Long-Term Debt 28,042 30,281 30,917 Employee-Related Benefits 25,988 25,873 38,022 Deferred Income Taxes, 2,834 3,325 3,240 Long-Term Portion Other Liabilities 4,701 4,533 3,895 Total Long-Term 61,565 64,012 76,074 Liabilities Total Liabilities 187,752 185,706 193,465 Shareholders’ Equity: Preferred Stock — — — Common Stock 6,864 6,924 6,967 Additional Paid-In 28,828 22,398 20,061 Capital Retained Earnings 246,093 236,065 231,501 Accumulated Other (30,556 ) (30,333 ) (28,920 ) Comprehensive Loss Total Shareholders’ 251,229 235,054 229,609 Equity Total Liabilities and $ 438,981 $ 420,760 $ 423,074 Shareholders’ Equity TENNANT COMPANY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) (In thousands) Nine Months Ended September 30 2013 2012 OPERATING ACTIVITIES Net Earnings $ 29,930 $ 27,740 Adjustments to reconcile Net Earnings to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities: Depreciation 13,178 13,239 Amortization 1,914 2,096 Deferred Income Taxes (4 ) (731 ) Share-Based Compensation Expense 5,106 7,175 Allowance for Doubtful Accounts and Returns 1,153 1,528 Gain on Sale of Business — (784 ) Other, Net 155 130 Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities: Accounts Receivable (6,551 ) 1,756 Inventories (11,798 ) (3,097 ) Accounts Payable 2,826 (2,348 ) Employee Compensation and Benefits (2,620 ) (2,767 ) Other Current Liabilities 1,716 (84 ) Income Taxes 940 4,902 U.S. Pension Plan Contributions — (1,288 ) Other Assets and Liabilities 863 (4,185 ) Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities 36,808 43,282 INVESTING ACTIVITIES Purchases of Property, Plant and Equipment (11,380 ) (11,110 ) Proceeds from Disposals of Property, Plant and 97 280 Equipment Acquisition of Businesses, Net of Cash Acquired (750 ) (750 ) Proceeds from Sale of Business 3,520 1,014 (Increase) Decrease in Restricted Cash (224 ) 3,089 Net Cash Used for Investing Activities (8,737 ) (7,477 ) FINANCING ACTIVITIES Short-Term Borrowings 1,500 — Payment of Long-Term Debt (938 ) (2,450 ) Purchases of Common Stock (16,626 ) (18,567 ) Proceeds from Issuance of Common Stock 5,994 2,798 Tax Benefit on Stock Plans 2,944 1,213 Dividends Paid (9,918 ) (9,508 ) Net Cash Used for Financing Activities (17,044 ) (26,514 ) Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash 342 1,069 Equivalents Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents 11,369 10,360 Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period 53,940 52,339 Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period $ 65,309 $ 62,699 TENNANT COMPANY SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP FINANCIAL TABLE (In thousands, except per Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended share data) September 30 September 30 2013 2012 2013 2012 Net Sales $ 188,541 $ 178,268 $ 556,871 $ 551,473 Cost of Sales 106,679 100,705 314,745 309,640 Gross Profit - 81,862 77,563 242,126 241,833 as reported Gross Margin 43.4 % 43.5 % 43.5 % 43.9 % Operating Expense: Research and Development 7,970 7,353 23,309 21,558 Expense Selling and Administrative 57,663 57,193 174,083 177,326 Expense Gain on Sale — (784 ) — (784 ) of Business Total Operating 65,633 63,762 197,392 198,100 Expense Profit from Operations - $ 16,229 $ 13,801 $ 44,734 $ 43,733 as reported Operating 8.6 % 7.7 % 8.0 % 7.9 % Margin Adjustments: Restructuring — 760 1,440 760 Charge Gain on Sale — (784 ) — (784 ) of Business Profit from Operations - $ 16,229 $ 13,777 $ 46,174 $ 43,709 as adjusted Operating 8.6 % 7.7 % 8.3 % 7.9 % Margin Other Income (Expense): Interest 67 229 295 871 Income Interest (440 ) (640 ) (1,318 ) (2,021 ) Expense Net Foreign Currency (303 ) (385 ) (1,046 ) (1,496 ) Transaction Losses Other (Expense) (157 ) 99 (238 ) 175 Income, Net Total Other (833 ) (697 ) (2,307 ) (2,471 ) Expense, Net Profit Before Income Taxes - $ 15,396 $ 13,104 $ 42,427 $ 41,262 as reported Adjustments: Restructuring — 760 1,440 760 Charge Gain on Sale — (784 ) — (784 ) of Business Profit Before Income Taxes - $ 15,396 $ 13,080 $ 43,867 $ 41,238 as adjusted Income Tax Expense - as $ 4,779 $ 4,359 $ 12,497 $ 13,522 reported Adjustments: Restructuring — 90 417 90 Charge Discrete Tax Item Related — — 582 — to 2012 R&D Tax Credit Gain on Sale — (276 ) — (276 ) of Business Income Tax Expense - as $ 4,779 $ 4,173 $ 13,496 $ 13,336 adjusted TENNANT COMPANY SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP FINANCIAL TABLE (In thousands, except per share Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended data) September 30 September 30 2013 2012 2013 2012 Net Earnings - as $ 10,617 $ 8,745 $ 29,930 $ 27,740 reported Adjustments: Restructuring — 670 1,023 670 Charge Discrete Tax Item Related to 2012 R&D — — (582 ) — Tax Credit Gain on Sale of — (508 ) — (508 ) Business Net Earnings - as $ 10,617 $ 8,907 $ 30,371 $ 27,902 adjusted Earnings per Share: Basic $ 0.58 $ 0.47 $ 1.64 $ 1.49 Diluted Earnings per Share - as $ 0.56 $ 0.46 $ 1.59 $ 1.45 reported Adjustments: Restructuring — 0.04 0.05 0.04 Charge Discrete Tax Item Related to 2012 R&D — — (0.03 ) — Tax Credit Gain on Sale of — (0.03 ) — (0.03 ) Business Diluted Earnings per Share - as $ 0.56 $ 0.47 $ 1.61 $ 1.46 adjusted TENNANT COMPANY SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP FINANCIAL TABLE (In thousands, except per share data) Full Year 2012 Diluted Earnings per Share - as reported $ 2.18 Adjustments: International Entity Restructuring (0.11 ) Gain on Sale of Business (0.03 ) Restructuring Charge 0.04 Diluted Earnings per Share - as adjusted $ 2.08 Contact: Tennant Company INVESTOR CONTACT: Tom Paulson, 763-540-1204 Vice President and Chief Financial Officer or MEDIA CONTACT: Kathryn Lovik, 763-540-1212 Global Communications Director
Tennant Company Reports 2013 Third Quarter Results
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