Sparton Corporation Reports Fiscal 2019 Second Quarter Results

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA) today announced results for the second
quarter of fiscal year 2019 ended December 30, 2018.

Second Quarter Financial Results and Highlights

Consolidated:

• Net sales of $105.2 million; $97.8 million in prior year Q2

• Gross profit margin of 21.9%; 22.2% in prior year Q2

• SG&A expenses of $14.7 million or 14.0% of sales; adjusted SG&A of
$12.3 million, 11.7% of sales

• Earnings per share of $0.19, adjusted earnings per share of $0.51;
adjusted earnings per share of $0.52 in prior year Q2

• Adjusted EBITDA of $10.7 million, a 10.1% adjusted EBITDA margin

MDS Segment:

• Gross sales of $65.4 million; $58.4 million in prior year Q2

• Gross profit margin of 13.5%; 11.9% in prior year Q2

• Operating income of $1.7 million; loss of $0.2 million in prior year Q2

• Adjusted EBITDA of $6.0 million, a 9.1% adjusted EBITDA margin

• New program wins in Q2 have expected revenue of $15.5 million when
fully ramped up into production

• Trailing four quarter new program win revenue of $61.9 million, which
continues to support our future organic growth

• Backlog of $154 million; prior year Q2 backlog of $142 million

ECP Segment:

• Gross sales of $43.0 million; $42.5 million in prior year Q2

• Gross profit margin of 33.1%; 34.8% in prior year Q2

• Operating income of $9.0 million; $10.2 million in prior year Q2

• Adjusted EBITDA of $10.6 million, a 24.6% adjusted EBITDA margin

• Backlog of $144 million; prior year Q2 backlog of $130 million

       

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

 

For the Second Quarter of
Fiscal Year

For the First Two Quarters of
Fiscal Year

2019   2018 2019   2018
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Consolidated:
Net sales $ 105,248 $ 97,819 $ 194,710 $ 180,582
Gross profit 23,072 21,749 40,711 37,673
Gross margin 21.9 % 22.2 % 20.9 % 20.9 %
Selling and administrative expenses $ 14,734 $ 14,074 $ 27,104 $ 29,279
Operating income 5,255 5,113 7,505 3,337
Adjusted operating income (non-GAAP) 9,285 8,373 13,886 10,871
Earnings (loss) per share 0.19 (0.82 ) 0.22 (1.02 )
Adjusted earnings per share (non-GAAP) 0.51 0.52 0.73 0.60
EBITDA (non-GAAP) 8,203 8,473 13,519 10,146
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) 10,652 9,850 16,636 14,085
Adjusted EBITDA margin (non-GAAP) 10.1 % 10.1 % 8.5 % 7.8 %
Free cash flow (non-GAAP) $ 9,182 $ 19,711 $ 20,760 $ (3,973 )
 
MDS Segment:
Gross sales $ 65,402 $ 58,353 $ 124,696 $ 113,661
Intercompany sales (3,137 ) (2,970 ) (6,281 ) (5,907 )
Net sales 62,265 55,383 118,415 107,754
Gross profit 8,855 6,960 16,064 12,953
Gross margin 13.5 % 11.9 % 12.9 % 11.4 %
Selling and administrative expenses $ 3,457 $ 3,513 $ 6,792 $ 6,967
Allocation of corporate expenses 2,301 2,101 4,510 4,547
Operating income (loss) 1,746 (208 ) 2,036 (1,693 )
Adjusted segment EBITDA (non-GAAP) 5,957 4,159 10,447 7,409
 
ECP Segment:
Gross sales $ 42,983 $ 42,468 $ 76,295 $ 72,867
Intercompany sales   (32 )   (39 )
Net sales 42,983 42,436 76,295 72,828
Gross profit 14,217 14,789 24,647 24,720
Gross margin 33.1 % 34.8 % 32.3 % 33.9 %
Selling and administrative expenses $ 2,347 $ 2,533 $ 4,903 $ 5,122
Allocation of corporate expenses 1,150 1,037 2,277 2,028
Operating income 8,988 10,211 14,091 15,645
Adjusted segment EBITDA (non-GAAP) 10,573 11,778 17,285 18,792
 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of December 30, 2018, Sparton Corporation (“Sparton” or “the
Company”) had $50 million available under its $120 million credit
facility that expires in September 2019. The Company intends to
restructure this facility upon its expiration in September 2019, or
sooner as conditions dictate, to provide for appropriate ongoing
liquidity. As of December 30, 2018, the Company was compliant with all
covenants under its credit facility.

Pending Acquisition of the Company

On December 11, 2018, Sparton Corporation entered into an Agreement and
Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Striker Parent 2018, LLC
(“Parent”), a Delaware limited liability company and affiliate of
Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”), and Striker Merger Sub
2018, Inc. (“Merger Sub”), an Ohio corporation and a wholly owned
subsidiary of Parent. Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set
forth in the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub will be merged with and into
the Company (the “Merger”) with the Company surviving the Merger as a
wholly owned subsidiary of Parent.

At the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”), each issued
and outstanding share of common stock, par value $1.25 per share, of the
Company (each, a “Share”) (other than (i) Shares that immediately prior
to the Effective Time are owned by Parent, Merger Sub or any other
wholly owned subsidiary of Parent or owned by the Company or any wholly
owned subsidiary of the Company (including as treasury stock) and (ii)
Shares that are held by any record holder who is entitled to demand and
properly demands payment of the fair cash value of such Shares as a
dissenting shareholder pursuant to, and who complies in all respects
with, the provisions of Section 1701.85 of the Ohio General Corporation
Law) will be canceled and converted into the right to receive $18.50 per
Share in cash, without interest.

Consummation of the Merger is subject to the satisfaction or (to the
extent permitted by law) waiver of specified closing conditions,
including (i) the adoption of the Merger Agreement by the affirmative
vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of all the outstanding Shares
entitled to vote thereon at a special meeting of the Company’s
shareholders (the “Shareholders Meeting”) to be held on March 1, 2019,
as more fully described in the proxy statement of the Company, filed
with the SEC on January 23, 2019 (the “Proxy Statement”), (ii) the
absence of any law, executive order, ruling, injunction or other order
(“Orders”) that restrains, enjoins or otherwise prohibits the
consummation of the Merger (the “No Order Condition”), (iii) the
expiration or early termination of the applicable waiting period under
the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended
(the “HSR Act”) which expired on January 22, 2019, (such condition, the
“HSR Act Condition”), (iv) any agreement with a governmental authority
not to consummate the Merger, which agreement shall have been entered
into with the prior written consent of both the Company and Parent,
shall have expired or been terminated (the “Governmental Authority
Agreement Condition”) and (v) other customary closing conditions,
including the accuracy of each party’s representations and warranties
and each party’s compliance with its covenants and agreements contained
in the Merger Agreement (subject in the case of this clause (v) to
certain qualifications as to materiality). Consummation of the Merger is
not subject to Parent obtaining any financing for or related to the
transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement.

The Company has called a special meeting on March 1, 2019, of holders of
shares of common stock of the Company, at which time it is expected that
the shareholders of record as of January 18, 2019, the record date for
the special meeting, will vote on adoption of the Merger Agreement and
the other related matters as described in the Proxy Statement.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with U.S.
generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), Sparton Corporation
has provided certain non-GAAP financial measures as additional
information for its operating results. These measures have not been
prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from measures used
by other companies. Whenever we use non-GAAP financial measures, we
designate these measures, which exclude the effects of certain expenses
and income, as “adjusted” and provide a reconciliation of non-GAAP
financial measures to the most closely applicable GAAP financial
measure. The non-GAAP financial measures eliminate or add certain items
of expense and income from or to operating expense and income taxes.
Management believes that this presentation is helpful to investors in
evaluating the current operational and financial performance of our
business and facilitates comparisons to historical results of
operations. Management discloses this information along with a
reconciliation of the comparable GAAP amounts to provide access to the
detail and nature of adjustments made to GAAP financial results. While
some of these excluded items have been periodically reported in our
statements of operations, their occurrence in future periods depends on
future business and economic factors, among other evaluation criteria,
and the occurrence of such events and factors may frequently be beyond
the control of management.

When we calculate adjusted earnings per share, adjusted EBITDA and other
adjustments to the statements of operations, we exclude certain expenses
and income because we believe that they are not related directly to the
underlying performance of our fundamental business operations. We
exclude these measures when reviewing financial results and for business
planning. Although these events are reflected in our GAAP financial
statements, these transactions may limit the comparability of our
fundamental operations with prior and future periods. We believe EBITDA
and adjusted EBITDA are commonly used by financial analysts and others
in the industries in which the Company operates and, thus, provide
useful information to investors. The Company does not intend, nor should
the reader consider, EBITDA or adjusted EBITDA to be an alternative to
operating income, net income, net cash provided by operating activities
or any other items calculated in accordance with GAAP. The Company’s
definition of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable with other
companies. Accordingly, the measurement has limitations depending on its
use.

About Sparton Corporation

Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA), now in its 119th year, is a provider of
complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices with capabilities
that include concept development, industrial design, design and
manufacturing engineering, production, distribution, field service and
refurbishment. The primary markets served are Medical &
Biotechnology, Military & Aerospace and Industrial & Commercial.
Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Sparton currently has thirteen
manufacturing locations and engineering design centers
worldwide. Sparton’s Web site may be accessed at www.sparton.com.

Safe Harbor and Fair Disclosure Statement

Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995: To the extent any statements made in this release contain
information that is not historical, these statements are essentially
forward-looking and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including
the difficulty of predicting future results, the regulatory environment,
fluctuations in operating results and other risks detailed from time to
time in Sparton’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC). The matters discussed in this press release may also involve
risks and uncertainties concerning Sparton’s services described in
Sparton’s filings with the SEC. In particular, see the risk factors
described in Sparton’s most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. Sparton
assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information
contained in this press release.

           
CONSOLIDATING FINANCIAL INFORMATION – FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF
FISCAL YEAR 2019
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
 
Corporate MDS ECP Total
Net sales $ $ 62,265 $ 42,983 $ 105,248
Cost of goods sold   53,410   28,766   82,176  
Gross profit 8,855 14,217 $ 23,072
Operating expenses:
Selling and administrative 8,930 3,457 2,347 14,734
Selling and administrative – Corp allocations (3,451 ) 2,301 1,150
Internal research and development 1,442 1,442
Amortization of intangible assets   1,351   290   1,641  
Total operating expenses 5,479   7,109   5,229   17,817  
Income from operations (5,479 ) 1,746 8,988 5,255
Interest expense, net (1,800 ) 9 1 (1,790 )
Other income (expense) (1 ) (6 ) (50 ) (57 )
Income tax (expense) (1,404 ) (87 )   (1,491 )
Net income $ (8,684 ) $ 1,662   $ 8,939   $ 1,917  
Income per share of common stock:
Basic $ 0.19
Diluted 0.19
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding:
Basic 9,834,723
Diluted 9,834,723
 
           
CONSOLIDATING FINANCIAL INFORMATION – FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF
FISCAL YEAR 2018
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
 
Corporate MDS ECP Total
Net sales $ $ 55,383 $ 42,436 $ 97,819
Cost of goods sold   48,423   27,647   76,070  
Gross profit 6,960 14,789 21,749
Operating expenses:
Selling and administrative 8,028 3,513 2,533 14,074
Selling and administrative – Corp allocations (3,138 ) 2,101 1,037
Internal research and development 669 669
Amortization of intangible assets   1,554   339   1,893  
Total operating expenses 4,890   7,168   4,578   16,636  
Income (loss) from operations (4,890 ) (208 ) 10,211 5,113
Interest expense, net (1,507 ) (1,507 )
Other income (expense) (1 ) 19 (5 ) 13
Income tax (expense) (11,666 ) (37 )   (11,703 )
Net income (loss) $ (18,064 ) $ (226 ) $ 10,206   $ (8,084 )
Loss per share of common stock:
Basic $ (0.82 )
Diluted (0.82 )
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding:
Basic 9,834,723
Diluted 9,834,723
 
     

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW

 

For the First Two Quarters of
Fiscal Years

2019   2018
($ in thousands)
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Operating activities, net of working capital changes $ 11,989 $ 7,709
Net changes in working capital 10,724   (8,583 )
Cash Flows from Operating Activities 22,713 (874 )
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Capital expenditures (1,953 ) (3,099 )
Other investing activities   14  
Cash Flows from Investing Activities (1,953 ) (3,085 )
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Net change in credit facility (20,400 ) 4,400
Other financing activities (135 ) (325 )
Cash Flows from Financing Activities (20,535 ) 4,075  
Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents 225 116
Cash and Cash Equivalents – Beginning 1,160   988  
Cash and Cash Equivalents – Ending $ 1,385   $ 1,104  
 
       

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 
December 30,
2018
July 1,
2018
($ in thousands)
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,385 $ 1,160
Accounts receivable, net 47,280 60,454
Inventories 86,295 72,406
Legal settlements – insurance receivable 4,500
Prepaid and other current assets 8,131 3,944
Property, plant and equipment, net 31,969 32,790
Goodwill 12,663 12,663
Other intangible assets, net 17,797 21,108
Other assets 19,202   22,977
Total assets $ 224,722   $ 232,002
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Accounts payable $ 45,682 $ 28,636
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 34,223 32,986
Accrued legal settlements 5,500
Credit facility 64,100 84,500
Environmental remediation 4,598 4,866
Pension liability 633 690
Other non-current liabilities 1,220
Shareholders’ Equity 75,486   73,604
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity $ 224,722   $ 232,002
 
           
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
 
EBITDA Reconciliation (Non-GAAP) – For the Second Quarter of
Fiscal Year 2019
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Corporate MDS ECP Total
Net income $ (8,684 ) $ 1,662 $ 8,939 $ 1,917
Interest expense, net 1,800 (9 ) (1 ) 1,790
Income tax expense 1,404 87 1,491
Amortization of intangible assets 1,351 290 1,641
Depreciation 604 565 195 1,364
Selling and administrative – Corp allocations (3,451 ) 2,301   1,150    
EBITDA, excluding corporate allocation (8,327 ) 5,957 10,573 8,203
Adjustments for nonrecurring operating expenses:
Stock-based compensation 60 60
Costs related to potential sale of Company 2,389       2,389  
Adjusted EBITDA, before corporate allocation $ (5,878 ) $ 5,957   $ 10,573   $ 10,652  
 
Adjusted EBITDA, after corporate allocation $ (2,427 ) $ 3,656   $ 9,423   $ 10,652  
 
Adjusted EBITDA margin 10.1 %
 
           
EBITDA Reconciliation (Non-GAAP) – For the Second Quarter of
Fiscal Year 2018
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Corporate MDS ECP Total
Net income (loss) $ (18,064 ) $ (226 ) $ 10,206 $ (8,084 )
Interest expense, net 1,507 1,507
Income tax expense 11,666 37 11,703
Amortization of intangible assets 1,554 339 1,893
Depreciation 565 693 196 1,454
Selling and administrative – Corp allocations (3,138 ) 2,101   1,037    
EBITDA, excluding corporate allocation (7,464 ) 4,159 11,778 8,473
Adjustments for nonrecurring operating expenses:
Stock-based compensation 10 10
Costs related to potential sale of company 1,367       1,367  
Adjusted EBITDA, before corporate allocation $ (6,087 ) $ 4,159   $ 11,778   $ 9,850  
 
Adjusted EBITDA, after corporate allocation $ (2,949 ) $ 2,058   $ 10,741   $ 9,850  
 
Adjusted EBITDA margin 10.1 %
 
       

Adjusted EPS (Non-GAAP)

 

For the Second Quarter of
Fiscal Year

For the First Two Quarters of
Fiscal Year

2019   2018 2019   2018
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Earnings (loss) per share – diluted, as reported $ 0.19 $ (0.82 ) $ 0.22 $ (1.02 )
Nonrecurring items 0.19 0.12 0.25 0.27
Amortization of intangible assets 0.13 0.15 0.26 0.28
Adjustments for Tax Act   1.07     1.07  
Adjusted earnings per share $ 0.51   $ 0.52   $ 0.73   $ 0.60  
 
Adjustments, net of tax (21% and 28%, respectively):
Costs related to potential sale of Company $ 1,887   $ 1,149   $ 2,425   $ 2,677  
Total nonrecurring, net of tax 1,887 1,149 2,425 2,677
Amortization of intangible assets, net of tax 1,296   1,498   2,615   2,748  
Total adjustments, net of tax 3,183 2,647 5,040 5,425
Adjustments for Tax Act   10,500     10,500  
Total adjustments $ 3,183   $ 13,147   $ 5,040   $ 15,925  
 
     

Adjusted SG&A and Operating Income (Non-GAAP)

 
For the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year
2019   2018
SG&A  

Operating
Income

SG&A  

Operating
Income

(Dollars in thousands)
As reported $ 14,734 $ 5,255 $ 14,074 $ 5,113
Percentage of sales 14.0 % 5.0 % 14.4 % 5.2 %
Adjustments:
Amortization of intangible assets 1,641 1,893
Costs related to potential sale of Company 2,389   2,389   1,367   1,367  
Total adjustments 2,389   4,030   1,367   3,260  
As adjusted $ 12,345   $ 9,285   $ 12,707   $ 8,373  
 
Adjusted percentage of sales 11.7 % 8.8 % 13.0 % 8.6 %
 
 
 
For the First Two Quarters of Fiscal Year
2019 2018
SG&A

Operating
Income

SG&A

Operating
Income

(Dollars in thousands)
As reported $ 27,104 $ 7,505 $ 29,279 $ 3,337
Percentage of sales 13.9 % 3.9 % 16.2 % 1.8 %
Adjustments:
Amortization of intangible assets 3,311 3,816
Costs related to potential sale of Company 3,070   3,070   3,718   3,718  
Total adjustments 3,070   6,381   3,718   7,534  
As adjusted $ 24,034   $ 13,886   $ 25,561   $ 10,871  
 
Adjusted percentage of sales 12.3 % 7.1 % 14.2 % 6.0 %

Contacts

Media:
Joe McCormack
Sparton Corporation
Email: ir@sparton.com
Office:
(847) 762-5800

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