LOS ANGELES--Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) (“Ducommun” or the “Company”) today reported results for its first quarter ended April 2, 2016.
First Quarter 2016 Highlights
- First quarter revenue was $142.1 million
- Net income was $13.6 million, or $1.21 per diluted share
- Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $11.1 million
- Backlog increased to $564 million
“Our 2016 first quarter results validate that Ducommun is taking the right steps to improve long-term operating performance,” said Anthony J. Reardon, chairman and chief executive officer. “Ongoing efficiency-enhancement efforts, along with supply chain initiatives, generated much higher gross margins -- both sequentially and year-over-year -- even in the face of lower defense spending. Our commercial aerospace backlog remains near record levels, and we continue to win new and expanded content on both commercial and military blue-chip platforms.
“In addition, we successfully completed the divestitures of our Pittsburgh and Miltec operations during the quarter, using net proceeds of $50 million to reduce debt to $190 million versus $280 million a year ago. With these transactions behind us, Ducommun is stronger and more focused on serving our core aerospace and defense markets with innovative electronic and structural solutions. We will continue to deleverage the Company’s balance sheet this year, unlocking shareholder value and reducing interest expense in tandem. Our focus on critical operational initiatives, margin enhancement, top-line growth, and cash flow generation are bearing fruit, and we expect these efforts to result in performance improvement in the quarters ahead.”
First Quarter Results
Net revenue for the first quarter of 2016 was approximately $142.1 million compared to $172.9 million for the first quarter of 2015. The net revenue decrease year-over-year was primarily due to the following:
- Approximately $15.4 million lower revenue in the industrial end-use markets due to the divestiture of the Pittsburgh operation in January 2016 and the closure of the Houston operation in December 2015; and
- Approximately $13.2 million lower revenue in the military and space end-use markets mainly due to the decrease in U.S. government defense spending and shifting spending priorities, which impacted the Company’s fixed-wing and helicopter platforms and pushed out scheduled deliveries of these products to customers.
Going forward, as a result of the closure of the Houston operation and divestitures of the Pittsburgh and Miltec operations during the first quarter of 2016, Electronic Systems revenue will be lower by approximately $20.0 million per quarter for the balance of 2016.
Net income for the first quarter of 2016 was approximately $13.6 million, or $1.21 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $(2.0) million, or $(0.18) per share, for the first quarter of 2015. The increase in net income for the first quarter of 2016 compared to a net loss for the first quarter of 2015 was primarily due to the pretax gain on divestitures of the Pittsburgh and Miltec operations of approximately $18.8 million and lower interest expense of $4.3 million.
Operating income for the first quarter of 2016 was approximately $4.3 million, or 3.0% of revenue, compared to $3.6 million, or 2.1% of revenue, in the comparable period last year. The increase in operating income was primarily due to improved operating efficiencies related to ongoing cost improvement initiatives that was partially offset by the impact of the divestiture of the Pittsburgh operation.
Interest expense decreased to approximately $2.4 million in the first quarter of 2016, compared to $6.7 million in the previous year’s first quarter, primarily due to a lower outstanding debt balance as a result of voluntary principal prepayments on the term loan and a lower average interest rate as a result of completing the refinancing of the Company’s debt in July 2015.
The Company recorded a pretax gain on divestitures of approximately $18.8 million for the first quarter of 2016 consisting of the divestitures of the Pittsburgh operation with a pretax gain of $18.3 million and the Miltec operation with a pretax gain of $0.5 million.
Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2016 was approximately $11.1 million, or 7.8% of revenue, compared to $12.2 million, or 7.0% of revenue, for the comparable period in 2015.
During the first quarter of 2016, the Company generated approximately $5.5 million of cash from operations compared to $3.5 million during the first quarter of 2015 primarily due to higher net income as a result of higher gross margins in the current-year quarter.
The Company’s firm backlog as of April 2, 2016 was approximately $564 million.
The Structural Systems segment net revenue for the current-year first quarter was approximately $64.0 million, compared to $72.1 million for the first quarter of 2015. The lower net revenue was primarily due to the following:
- An approximately $4.5 million decrease in military and space revenues mainly due to the decrease in U.S. government defense spending and shifting spending priorities which impacted scheduled deliveries on the Company’s fixed-wing and helicopter platforms; and
- An approximately $3.5 million decrease in commercial aerospace revenue related to the wind down of a regional jet program.
Structural Systems segment operating income for the current-year first quarter was $2.7 million, or 4.3% of revenue, compared to operating income of $2.1 million, or 3.0% of revenue, for the first quarter of 2015. The increase in operating income was primarily due to improved operating efficiencies related to ongoing cost improvement initiatives.
Structural Systems segment Adjusted EBITDA was approximately $4.8 million for the current quarter, or 7.5% of revenue, compared to $4.7 million, or 6.5% of revenue, for the comparable quarter in the prior year.
The Electronic Systems segment net revenue for the current-year first quarter was approximately $78.1 million, compared to $100.9 million for the first quarter of 2015. The lower net revenue was primarily due to the following:
- An approximately $15.4 million decrease as a result of the divestiture of the Pittsburgh operation in January 2016 and the closure of the Houston operation in December 2015; and
- An approximately $8.7 million decrease in military and space revenue mainly due to the decrease in U.S. government defense spending and shifting spending priorities which impacted scheduled deliveries on the Company’s fixed-wing and helicopter platforms;
- Partially offset by an approximately $3.9 million increase in the Company’s commercial aerospace revenue through added content with existing customers.
Electronic Systems’ operating income for the current-year first quarter was approximately $7.1 million, or 9.0% of revenue, compared to $6.3 million, or 6.2% of revenue, for the first quarter of 2015. The increase in operating income was primarily due to improved operating efficiencies related to on-going cost improvement initiatives that was partially offset by the divestiture of the Company’s Pittsburgh operation.
Electronic Systems segment Adjusted EBITDA was approximately $29.6 million for the current-year quarter, or 37.9% of revenue, compared to $10.6 million, or 10.6% of revenue, for the comparable quarter in the prior year. The increase was primarily due to an approximate $18.8 million pretax gain on divestitures of the Pittsburgh and Miltec operations in the first quarter of 2016.
Corporate General and Administrative Expenses (“CG&A”)
CG&A expenses for the first quarter of 2016 were approximately $5.5 million, or 3.9% of total Company revenue, compared to $4.8 million, or 2.8% of total Company revenue, for the comparable quarter in the prior year. CG&A expenses increased primarily due to one-time retirement charges of approximately $0.9 million in the first quarter of 2016, partially offset by $0.4 million in other cost reduction initiatives.
A teleconference hosted by Anthony J. Reardon, the Company’s chairman and chief executive officer, and Douglas L. Groves, the Company’s vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, will be held today, May 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) to review these financial results. To participate in the teleconference, please call 877-786-6947 (international 530-379-4718) approximately ten minutes prior to the conference time. The participant passcode is 88658163. Mr. Reardon and Mr. Groves will be speaking on behalf of the Company and anticipate the meeting and Q&A period to last approximately 45 minutes.
This call is being webcast by Thomson Reuters and can be accessed directly at the Ducommun website at www.ducommun.com. Conference call replay will be available after that time at the same link or by dialing 855-859-2056, passcode 88658163.
About Ducommun Incorporated
Ducommun Incorporated delivers innovative manufacturing solutions to customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. Founded in 1849, the Company specializes in two core areas -- Electronic Systems and Structural Systems -- to produce complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. For more information, visit www.ducommun.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information
This release contains non-GAAP financial measures, including Adjusted EBITDA (which excludes interest expense, income tax expense (benefit), depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation expense, and gain on divestitures).
The Company believes the presentation of these non-GAAP measures provide important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. The Company’s management uses these non-GAAP financial measures along with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in evaluating the Company’s actual and forecasted operating performance, capital resources and cash flow. The non-GAAP financial information presented herein should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.
DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||6,439||$||5,454|
|Accounts receivable, net||77,664||77,089|
|Production cost of contracts||9,667||10,290|
|Other current assets||8,441||13,389|
|Assets held for sale||—||41,636|
|Total Current Assets||229,291||263,262|
|Property and Equipment, Net||95,602||96,551|
|Deferred income taxes||353||324|
|Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity|
|Current portion of long-term debt||$||19||$||26|
|Liabilities held for sale||—||6,780|
|Total Current Liabilities||89,933||83,607|
|Long-Term Debt, Less Current Portion||186,032||240,661|
|Deferred Income Taxes||25,052||26,528|
|Other Long-Term Liabilities||17,692||18,954|
|Commitments and Contingencies|
|Additional paid-in capital||75,269||75,200|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(5,888||)||(5,603||)|
|Total Shareholders’ Equity||200,665||187,331|
|Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity||$||519,374||$||557,081|
DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended|
|Cost of Sales||115,179||146,159|
|Selling, General and Administrative Expenses||22,676||23,134|
|Gain on Divestitures||18,815||—|
|Income (Loss) Before Taxes||20,709||(3,034||)|
|Income Tax Expense (Benefit)||7,159||(1,061||)|
|Net Income (Loss)||$||13,550||$||(1,973||)|
|Earnings (Loss) Per Share|
|Basic earnings (loss) per share||$||1.22||$||(0.18||)|
|Diluted earnings (loss) per share||$||1.21||$||(0.18||)|
|Weighted-Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding|
|Gross Profit %||19.0||%||15.5||%|
|Operating Income %||3.0||%||2.1||%|
|Net Income (Loss) %||9.5||%||(1.1||)%|
|Effective Tax (Benefit) Rate||34.6||%||(35.0||)%|
DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
BUSINESS SEGMENT PERFORMANCE
|Three Months Ended|
of Net Revenues
of Net Revenues
|Total Net Revenues||(17.8||)%||$||142,148||$||172,920||100.0||%||100.0||%|
|Segment Operating Income|
|Corporate General and Administrative Expenses (1)||(5,484||)||(4,796||)||(3.9||)%||(2.8||)%|
|Total Operating Income||$||4,293||$||3,627||3.0||%||2.1||%|
|Depreciation and Amortization||2,057||2,513|
|Gain on Divestitures (2)||18,815||—|
|Depreciation and Amortization||3,761||4,359|
|Corporate General and Administrative Expenses (1)|
|Gain on Divestitures (2)||(18,815||)||—|
|Depreciation and Amortization||37||42|
|Stock-Based Compensation Expense||1,000||1,624|
|Total Capital Expenditures||$||2,401||$||4,828|
(1) Includes costs not allocated to either the Electronic Systems or Structural Systems operating segments.
(2) Includes gain on divestitures of the Pittsburgh and Miltec operations.