Standex Reports First-Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results *Reports $0.79 in EPS from Continuing Ops in First Quarter, and $1.02 in Non-GAAP EPS from Continuing Ops Business Wire SALEM, N.H. -- November 7, 2013 Standex International Corporation (NYSE:SXI) today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 ended September 30, 2013. First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results from Continuing Operations *Net sales were essentially flat as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2013 at $183.6 million. *Income from operations was $13.9 million compared with $17.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Operating income for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 included $3.8 million in pre-tax restructuring charges and $0.1 million of non-recurring management transition expense. The first quarter of fiscal 2013 included, pre-tax, $0.2 million of restructuring charges and $1.5 million of acquisition-related costs. Excluding these items from both periods, the Company reported non-GAAP first-quarter fiscal 2014 operating income of $17.8 million, compared with $19.3 million in the year-earlier quarter. *Net income from continuing operations was $10.1 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, including, after tax, $2.7 million in restructuring charges, $0.1 million of non-recurring management transition expense, and $0.2 million of non-recurring tax benefits. This compares with first-quarter 2013 net income from continuing operations of $11.9 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, which included, after tax, $0.2 million of restructuring charges and $1 million in acquisition-related costs. Excluding the aforementioned items from both periods, non-GAAP net income from continuing operations was $13.1 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, compared with $13.1 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2013. *EBITDA (earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization) was $18.1 million, compared with $21.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Excluding the previously mentioned items from both periods, EBITDA for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 was $22.1 million, compared with $23.1 million in the year-earlier quarter. *Net working capital (defined as accounts receivable plus inventories less accounts payable) was $132.5 million at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2014, compared with $131.2 million a year earlier. Working capital turns were 5.5 for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, compared with 5.6 turns for the year-earlier quarter. *The Company closed the quarter with net debt of $4.0 million, compared with net cash of $1.0 million at June 30, 2013. A reconciliation of net income, earnings per share and net income from continuing operations from reported GAAP amounts to non-GAAP amounts is included later in this release. Management Comments “Standex’s sales for the first quarter were flat and margins were lower, year-over-year, due to disappointing performance in our Food Service business,” said President and CEO Roger Fix. “At the same time, our strategy for the overall business is working well, and our other four businesses delivered solid first-quarter growth on both the top and bottom lines. The decline in profitability this quarter reflected some items unique to the quarter in our Food Service Equipment Group that we have substantially put behind us. Food service market conditions remain soft; therefore we are continuing to take costs out of the business. We also are introducing new products that position us to be more successful in expanding our addressable market in the near term. As a result, we are making progress in driving both growth and profitability improvement not only in Food Service but across all of our businesses.” Segment Review Food Service Equipment Group sales decreased 3.6% year-over-year, with operating income declining 34.1%. “Our lower sales in Food Service reflected soft demand in several large chains, including quick serve restaurants, drug stores and convenience stores, as well as a difficult comparison with the first quarter of fiscal 2013, when we had a number of large product rollouts,” said Fix. “The decrease in profitability was due to volume deleveraging of approximately $1 million from lower overall group revenues, as well as operational issues specific to the custom products business of $3.6 million. The issues at the custom products business revolved around unfavorable sales mix, machine downtime and an inventory write-down. We believe that the sources of the operational issues at the custom products business were limited to the first quarter and have been rectified.^1” “We are making good progress on our longer-term margin improvement initiatives in Food Service,” said Fix. “The consolidation of our Cheyenne, Wyoming, Cooking Solutions facility is moving ahead on schedule. At the same time, our work on the new finished goods distribution center for Cooking Solutions in Dallas also remains on track. The Cheyenne consolidation is on track to be complete by fiscal year end. We expect to realize $4 million per year in annual savings and to benefit from about 75% of the savings rate in the first half of 2015 and from the full annualized run rate in the second half of that year.^1 The inventory and operational issues in our custom fabrication business have been largely resolved and as a result we expect margin improvement in Food Service through the rest of fiscal 2014.^1 In addition, we’re making good progress on our strategy to drive revenue growth on both the refrigeration and cooking sides of the business by rolling out a number of exciting new products.” Engraving Group sales increased 7.2% year-over-year, and operating income grew 4.9%. “Engraving reported improved top-line performance year-over-year for the first time since the second quarter of fiscal 2013, driven by double-digit growth in mold texturizing sales on a global basis,” said Fix. “We did experience softness in our roll, plate and machinery businesses. Looking forward, we believe that our mold texturizing business is positioned for continued growth through the rest of fiscal 2014, not only in North America but in Europe and China as well.^1 In particular we saw the expected improvement in the North America mold texturizing bookings and backlog through the quarter.” Engineering Technologies Group sales increased 9.8% year-over-year, and operating income grew 23%. “Our sales growth in Engineering Technologies this quarter was driven by strong product demand in all of our businesses other than the space flight sector, where shipments can vary significantly from quarter to quarter,” Fix said. “The operating income increase reflected stronger shipments and the results of cost reductions and improved productivity. We had a solid quarter in the land-based turbine business, primarily due to increased sales to one of our large OEM customers. This was also a good quarter in aviation, where shipments of our single-piece lipskins for engine nacelles were up from the first quarter last year. Sales to the oil and gas market also were up substantially on a year-over-year basis in the first quarter, reflecting the project-driven nature of this part of the business, which is largely driven by the timing and funding of large offshore oil and gas production floating platforms.” Electronics Products Group sales were up 1.1% year-over-year, with operating income increasing 66.4%. Operating income in the first quarter last year included approximately $1.5 million of purchase accounting. Excluding this amount, first quarter fiscal 2014 Electronics Products Group operating income was up 13%. “Our Electronics sales for the first quarter were negatively affected by softness in Europe,” said Fix. “We are enthusiastic about a significant number of customer-specific new product platforms that will be launching beginning in the second quarter and continuing through the rest of fiscal 2014. These new product launches are for magnetic devices in the white goods, appliance end user markets and sensors for automotive applications in both the U.S. and in Europe. We are also pleased that we are beginning to see good traction on new product programs for sales into the domestic Chinese market. This is the result of previous investments we have made in adding sales and engineering resources in China to accelerate sales growth in this region. During the first quarter we began to see cost savings resulting from our fourth-quarter consolidation of the Standex Electronics facility in Tianjin, China, and the Meder Electronic sales office in Hong Kong into the Meder manufacturing facility located in Shanghai. We continue to expect to see the savings from facility consolidations as well as purchasing savings ramp up to approximately a $4 million annual run rate by the end of this fiscal year.^1” Hydraulics Products Group reported a 9.2% year-over-year sales increase, while operating income increased 20.9%. “We are continuing to see good success as we work to penetrate the roll-off container truck refuse market,” Fix said. “Although growth in roll-off shipments continued to be offset by softness in our traditional North American dump truck and dump trailer business, during the first quarter we began to see modest signs of improvement in that business as well. We completed the capacity expansion at our Tianjin, China facility during the first quarter as planned. This new capacity enables us to continue expanding our Hydraulics business with a lower cost structure. We already have a solid backlog in place for the China operation, which bodes well for sales in that business as fiscal 2014 progresses. At the same time, we are continuing to promote new rod cylinder and telescopic cylinder products manufactured in Tianjin for sale into our global end user markets.” Business Outlook “We are working to deliver meaningful bottom-line improvement by enhancing our operational performance, margins and working capital management in Food Service and across the enterprise,” said Fix. “We are working to drive organic revenue growth at the same time, by rolling out new products, as well as by expanding our end market coverage and geographic footprint,” said Fix. “Our strong balance sheet positions us to continue to pursue a strategy for acquisition-driven growth as well. Highlighted by the Meder acquisition, we were successful in executing on this strategy in fiscal 2013, and we are encouraged by the status of our acquisition pipeline as we begin fiscal 2014. Despite continuing end-market challenges, we believe that Standex is well-positioned to leverage future sales growth into stronger profitability.^1” Conference Call Details Standex will host a conference call for investors today, November 7, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET. On the call, Roger Fix, President and CEO, and Thomas DeByle, CFO, will review the Company’s financial results and business and operating highlights. Investors interested in listening to the webcast should log on to the “Investor Relations” section of Standex’s website, located at www.standex.com. The Company's slide show accompanying the webcast audio also can be accessed via its website. To listen to the playback, please dial (800) 585-8367 in the U.S. or (404) 537-3406 internationally; the passcode is 68124624. The replay also can be accessed in the “Investor Relations” section of the Company’s website, located at www.standex.com. Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures EBITDA, which is "Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization," non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP net income from continuing operations and free cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures and are intended to serve as a complement to results provided in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. Standex believes that such information provides an additional measurement and consistent historical comparison of the Company's performance. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures is available in this news release. About Standex Standex International Corporation is a multi-industry manufacturer in five broad business segments: Food Service Equipment Group, Engineering Technologies Group, Engraving Group, Electronics Products Group, and Hydraulics Products Group with operations in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, South Africa, India and China. For additional information, visit the Company's website at www.standex.com. ^1 Safe Harbor Language Statements in this news release include, or may be based upon, management's current expectations, estimates and/or projections about Standex's markets and industries. These statements are forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may materially differ from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ are the impact of implementation of government regulations and programs affecting our businesses, unforeseen legal judgments, fines or settlements, uncertainty in conditions in the financial and banking markets, general domestic and international economy including more specifically increases in raw material costs, the ability to substitute less expensive alternative raw materials, the heavy construction vehicle market, the ability to continue to successfully implement productivity improvements, increase market share, access new markets, introduce new products, enhance our presence in strategic channels, the successful expansion and automation of manufacturing capabilities and diversification efforts in emerging markets, the ability to continue to achieve cost savings through lean manufacturing, cost reduction activities, and low cost sourcing, effective completion of plant consolidations, successful completion and integration of acquisitions and the other factors discussed in the Annual Report of Standex on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and any subsequent periodic reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent management's estimates only as of the day made and should not be relied upon as representing management's estimates as of any subsequent date. While the Company may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company and management specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if management's estimates change. Standex International Corporation Consolidated Statement of Operations Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Net sales $183,573 $183,386 Cost of sales 124,457 124,141 Gross profit 59,116 59,245 Selling, general and administrative expenses 41,425 41,384 Restructuring costs 3,806 235 Income from operations 13,885 17,626 Interest expense 560 651 Other (income) expense, net (454) 36 Total 106 687 Income from continuing operations before income taxes 13,779 16,939 Provision for income taxes 3,666 5,014 Net income from continuing operations 10,113 11,925 Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax (1,031) (95) Net income $9,082 $11,830 Basic earnings per share: Income from continuing operations $0.80 $0.95 Income (loss) from discontinued operations (0.08) (0.01) Total $0.72 $0.94 Diluted earnings per share: Income from continuing operations $0.79 $0.93 Income (loss) from discontinued operations (0.08) (0.01) Total $0.71 $0.92 Standex International Corporation Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets September 30, June 30, 2013 2013 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $46,055 $51,064 Accounts receivable, net 101,938 102,268 Inventories 89,840 84,956 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 9,103 7,776 Income taxes receivable 1,420 - Deferred tax asset 12,378 12,237 Total current assets 260,734 258,301 Property, plant, and equipment, net 94,369 95,020 Goodwill 113,499 111,905 Intangible assets, net 26,264 25,837 Other non-current assets 20,628 19,510 Total non-current assets 254,760 252,272 Total assets $515,494 $510,573 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $59,246 $69,854 Accrued expenses 50,844 46,981 Income taxes payable 3,603 1,638 Total current liabilities 113,693 118,473 Long-term debt 50,067 50,072 Accrued pension and other non-current liabilities 47,478 51,040 Total non-current liabilities 97,545 101,112 Stockholders' equity: Common stock 41,976 41,976 Additional paid-in capital 37,732 37,199 Retained earnings 554,087 546,031 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (60,116) (65,280) Treasury shares (269,423) (268,938) Total stockholders' equity 304,256 290,988 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $515,494 $510,573 Standex International Corporation and Subsidiaries Statements of Consolidated Cash Flows Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Cash Flows from Operating Activities Net income $9,082 $11,830 Income (loss) from discontinued (1,031) (95) operations Income from continuing operations 10,113 11,925 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 3,770 3,830 Stock-based compensation 849 803 Non-cash portion of restructuring 3,294 - charge Contributions to defined benefit plans (358) (3,564) Net changes in operating assets and (16,416) (3,485) liabilities Net cash provided by operating 1,252 9,509 activities - continuing operations Net cash (used in) operating activities (309) (1,241) - discontinued operations Net cash provided by operating 943 8,268 activities Cash Flows from Investing Activities Expenditures for property, plant and (4,250) (4,905) equipment Expenditures for acquisitions, net of - (38,535) cash acquired Other investing activities 10 - Net cash provided by (used in) (4,240) (43,440) investing activities Cash Flows from Financing Activities Proceeds from borrowings 17,700 56,000 Payments of debt (17,700) (40,000) Activity under share-based payment 72 68 plans Excess tax benefit from share-based 1,470 1,694 payment activity Cash dividends paid (1,004) (876) Purchase of treasury stock (3,045) (5,372) Net cash provided by (used in) (2,507) 11,514 financing activities Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 795 713 Net changes in cash and cash (5,009) (22,945) equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at beginning 51,064 54,749 of year Cash and cash equivalents at end of $46,055 $31,804 period Standex International Corporation Selected Segment Data Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Net Sales Food Service Equipment $ 105,344 $ 109,323 Engraving 25,027 23,356 Engineering Technologies 17,265 15,730 Electronics Products 28,144 27,839 Hydraulics Products 7,793 7,138 Total $ 183,573 $ 183,386 Income from operations Food Service Equipment $ 8,790 $ 13,348 Engraving 4,773 4,552 Engineering Technologies 2,082 1,693 Electronics Products 5,138 3,088 Hydraulics Products 1,174 971 Restructuring (3,806 ) (235 ) Corporate (4,266 ) (5,791 ) Total $ 13,885 $ 17,626 Standex International Corporation Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 %Change Adjusted income from operations and adjusted net income from continuing operations: Income from operations, as reported $13,885 $17,626 -21.2% Adjustments: Restructuring charges 3,806 235 Management Transition 136 - Acquisition-related costs - 1,465 Adjusted income from operations $17,827 $19,326 -7.8% Interest and other expenses (106) (687) Provision for income taxes (3,666) (5,014) Discrete tax items 155 - Tax impact of above adjustments (1,131) (518) Net income from continuing operations, as $13,079 $13,107 -0.2% adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA: Income from continuing operations before income $13,779 $16,939 taxes, as reported Add back: Interest expense 560 651 Depreciation and amortization 3,770 3,830 EBITDA $18,109 $21,420 -15.5% Adjustments: Restructuring charges 3,806 235 Management Transition 136 - Acquisition-related costs - 1,465 Adjusted EBITDA $22,051 $23,120 -4.6% Free operating cash flow: Net cash provided by operating activities - $1,252 $9,509 continuing operations, as reported Add back: Voluntary pension contribution - 3,250 Less: Capital expenditures (4,250) (4,905) Free operating cash flow $(2,998) $7,854 Net income from continuing operations 10,113 11,925 Conversion of free operating cash flow NM 65.9% Standex International Corporation Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures Three Months Ended September 30, Adjusted earnings per share from continuing 2013 2012 %Change operations Diluted earnings per share from $0.79 $0.93 -15.1% continuing operations, as reported Adjustments: Restructuring charges 0.21 0.01 Management Transition 0.01 - Acquisition-related costs - 0.08 Discrete tax items 0.01 - Diluted earnings per share from $1.02 $1.02 0.0% continuing operations, as adjusted Contact: Standex International Corporation Thomas DeByle, 603-893-9701 CFO InvestorRelations@Standex.com
Standex Reports First-Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results
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