Kaman Reports 2011 First Quarter Results

Dépèche transmise le 5 mai 2011 par Business Wire

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kaman Corp. (NASDAQ GS: KAMN) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended April 1, 2011.

“Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities”

Summary of Financial Results and Segment Information
In thousands except per share amounts
  For the Three Months Ended
April 1, 2011 April 2, 2010 $ Change
Net sales:
Industrial Distribution $ 238,870 $ 179,259 $ 59,611
Aerospace   138,953     97,513     41,440  
Net sales $ 377,823   $ 276,772   $ 101,051  
Operating income:
Industrial Distribution $ 11,731 $ 4,812 $ 6,919
Aerospace 20,940 9,633 11,307
Net gain (loss) on sale of assets (2 ) 576 (578 )
Corporate expense   (9,087 )   (10,528 )   1,441  
Operating income $ 23,582   $ 4,493   $ 19,089  
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.52   $ 0.07   $ 0.45  
Non-GAAP Reconciliation:
Operating income – as reported $ 23,582 $ 4,493 $ 19,089
Non-recurring benefit associated with the death of a former executive, pre-tax (2,368 ) - (2,368 )
Operating income – adjusted $ 21,214   $ 4,493   $ 16,721  
Diluted earnings per share – as reported $ 0.52 $ 0.07 $ 0.45
Non-recurring benefit associated with the death of a former executive (0.07 ) - (0.07 )
Diluted earnings per share – adjusted $ 0.45   $ 0.07   $ 0.38  
Additional non-GAAP financial information reconciliations are presented on page 4.

Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Our first quarter performance marked a strong start to fiscal 2011 as we delivered growth in revenue, operating margins, and earnings in both our Industrial Distribution and Aerospace segments compared to the same period in the prior year. In Industrial Distribution, we achieved record sales driven by continued strong customer demand in almost all of our end markets. We were also able to expand our operating margins to nearly 5% demonstrating further progress toward our goal of 7% in 2014. In Aerospace, our Joint Programmable Fuze (JPF) program provided substantially improved profitability compared to the prior year given the transition to Option 6 deliveries and commercial sales. In addition, sales and operating profit from our bearing product lines were up year over year. Our Aerospace order activity has been strong with bookings of $43.7 million in JPF Option 8 orders so far this year, extending our backlog on this program into 2013. Further, our incoming order rates for our bearing product lines increased substantially, helping build our backlog for future quarters and affirming our outlook for the Aerospace business this year. Overall, we are encouraged by our results in the first quarter and are optimistic about the continued growth potential for both of our businesses.”

Segment reports follow:

The Industrial Distribution segment achieved sales growth of 33.3% in the 2011 first quarter, to a record $238.9 million from $179.3 million a year ago. Acquisitions contributed $37.6 million in sales during the quarter. On a sales per sales day* basis, organic sales were up 12.3% over last year’s first quarter (see table on page 5 for additional details regarding the Company’s sales per day performance). Segment operating income for the first quarter of 2011 was $11.7 million, a 143.8% increase from operating income of $4.8 million in the first quarter of 2010. The operating profit margin for the first quarter of 2011 was 4.9% compared to 4.2% in the fourth quarter of 2010 and 2.7% in the first quarter of 2010.

Industrial Distribution segment sales for the first quarter of 2011 reflect growth from acquisitions made in 2010, and a healthier business environment compared to the same period in 2010. The improved market conditions were broad-based across geographies, customers and end markets. Operating margin was higher year-over-year and on a sequential basis in the first quarter due to the contribution from acquisitions, leverage from higher sales volume, and higher levels of vendor rebates.

Aerospace segment sales were $139.0 million in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 42.5% from sales of $97.5 million in the first quarter of 2010. The sales increase was primarily attributable to higher sales prices and increased volume of JPF fuzes combined with $7.8 million of sales from Global Aerosystems, which was acquired in December 2010. Sales recognized under the Company’s unmanned K-MAX® program also contributed to the year over year sales increase. Operating income for the first quarter of 2011 was $20.9 million, compared to $9.6 million in the 2010 first quarter. The increased operating income in the first quarter was primarily a result of improved profitability on the JPF fuze program, and year over year improvement at our Wichita composites facility.


Consolidated operating income includes a $2.4 million non-recurring benefit resulting from the death of a former executive. Free cash flow* for the first quarter 2011 was a use of $21.2 million, which includes a net payment to the Commonwealth of Australia of $15.5 million and a pension plan contribution of $9.8 million.


The Company’s updated expectations for 2011 include:

  • Aerospace segment sales of $550 million to $565 million
  • Aerospace operating margins of 15.2% to 15.5%
  • Industrial Distribution sales of $930 million to $960 million
  • Industrial Distribution segment operating margins of 4.6% to 4.8%
  • Interest expense of approximately $12.5 million
  • Corporate expenses of approximately $43.0 million to $44.0 million for the year

Aerospace expectations exclude the potential sale of SH-2G(I) aircraft. The outlook for corporate expenses excludes the non-recurring benefit of $2.4 million recognized in the first quarter of 2011 resulting from the death of a former executive.

Chief Financial Officer William C. Denninger commented, "As we look ahead, in Industrial Distribution, given our slightly better than expected revenue and operating margin improvement in the first quarter, we now expect to deliver revenue growth for the full year closer to the high end of our previously stated range. In addition, we have upwardly revised our expectations for operating margins for 2011 and now expect to be up 100 to 120 basis points compared to the prior year. In Aerospace, we were pleased to see our orders for specialty bearings strengthen as we had anticipated, leaving us confident in our ability to maintain our prior outlook for sales and operating margin growth."

Please see the MD&A section of the Company’s Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) concurrently with the issuance of this release for more information on our first quarter 2011 results and various company programs.

A conference call has been scheduled for tomorrow, May 6, 2011 at 8:30 AM ET. Listeners may access the call live over the Internet through a link on the home page of the Company’s website at http://www.kaman.com. In its discussion, management may include certain non-GAAP measures related to Company performance. If so, a reconciliation of that information to GAAP, if not provided in this release, will be provided in the exhibits to the conference call and will be available through the Internet link provided above.

Kaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts business in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets. The company produces and/or markets widely used proprietary aircraft bearings and components; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft; aerostructure engineering design analysis and FAA certification services; safe and arm solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; and support for the company’s SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters and K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopters. The company is a leading distributor of industrial parts, and operates more than 200 customer service centers and five distribution centers across North America. Kaman offers more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical, material handling, motion control, fluid power, automation and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Additionally, Kaman provides engineering, design and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis and motor management. More information is available at www.kaman.com.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Information
(In thousands except share and per share amounts)
For the three months ended
April 1, 2011   April 2, 1010


GAAP net earnings as reported $ 13,586 $ 1,726
Non-recurring benefit associated with the death of a former executive, net of tax   (1,907 )   -
Non-GAAP adjusted net earnings $ 11,679   $ 1,726
GAAP earnings per common share - diluted $ 0.52 $ 0.07
Non-recurring benefit associated with the death of a former executive   (0.07 )   -
Non-GAAP adjusted net earnings per common share – diluted $ 0.45   $ 0.07
Weighted average shares outstanding (in thousands) - diluted   26,355     26,017


GAAP corporate expense, pre-tax $ 9,087 $ 10,528
Non-recurring benefit associated with the death of a former executive, pre-tax   2,368     -
Non-GAAP adjusted corporate expense, pre-tax $ 11,455   $ 10,528

Non-GAAP Measures Disclosure

Management believes that the non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) measures indicated by an asterisk (*) used in this release or in other disclosures provide investors with important perspectives into the Company’s ongoing business performance. The Company does not intend for the information to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related GAAP measures. Other companies may define the measures differently. We define the non-GAAP measures used in this report and other disclosures, as follows:

Organic Sales per Sales Day – Organic sales per sales day is defined as GAAP “Net sales of the Industrial Distribution segment” less sales derived from current year acquisitions, divided by the number of sales days in the period. Sales days are essentially business days that the Company’s branch locations are open for business and exclude weekends and holidays. Sales days are provided as part of this release. Management believes sales per sales day provides investors with an important perspective on how net sales may be impacted by the number of days the segment is open for business.

Management uses sales per sales day as a measurement to compare periods in which the number of sales days differs. The following table illustrates the calculation of sales per sales day using “Net sales: Industrial Distribution” from the “Segment Information” footnote in the “Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements” from the Company’s Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 5, 2011 (in thousands, except days):

  For the three months ended
April 1, 2011   December 31, 2010   October 1, 2010   July 2, 2010   April 2, 2010
Net sales $ 238,870   $ 218,687   $ 223,127   $ 210,924   $ 179,259
Acquisition related sales   37,622     34,253     35,254     26,729     -  
Organic Sales $ 201,248 $ 184,434 $ 187,873 $ 184,195 $ 179,259
Sales days   65     60     63     64     65  
Organic sales per day (a) $ 3,096 $ 3,074 $ 2,982 $ 2,878 $ 2,758
% change - sequential 0.7 % 3.1 % 3.6 % 4.4 % 10.5 %

(a) Organic sales per sales day is a metric management uses to evaluate performance trends at its Industrial Distribution segment and is calculated by taking total organic sales for the quarter divided by the number of sales days during the quarter. See Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

Free Cash Flow – Free cash flow is defined as GAAP “Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities” less “Expenditures for property, plant & equipment.” Management believes free cash flow provides investors with an important perspective on the cash available for dividends to shareholders, debt repayment, and acquisitions after making capital investments required to support ongoing business operations and long-term value creation. Free cash flow does not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures as it excludes certain mandatory expenditures such as repayment of maturing debt.

Management uses free cash flow internally to assess both business performance and overall liquidity. The following table illustrates the calculation of free cash flow using “Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities” and “Expenditures for property, plant & equipment” GAAP measures from the cash flow statement on page 9 (in thousands):

  For the Three Months Ended
    April 1, 2011
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $ (13,961 )
Expenditures for property, plant & equipment     (7,218 )
Free Cash Flow   $ (21,179 )

Debt to Capitalization Ratio – Debt to capitalization ratio is calculated by dividing debt by capitalization. Debt is defined as GAAP “Notes payable” plus “Current portion of long-term debt” plus “Long-term debt, excluding current portion.” Capitalization is defined as Debt plus GAAP “Total shareholders’ equity.” Management believes that debt to capitalization is a measurement of financial leverage and provides investors with an insight into the financial structure of the Company and its financial strength. The following table illustrates the calculation of debt to capitalization using GAAP measures from the balance sheets on page 8 (in thousands):

    April 1, 2011   December 31, 2010
Notes payable   $ 2,546   $ 2,980
Current portion of long-term debt 5,000 5,000
Long-term debt, excluding current portion     145,398       140,443  
Debt 152,944 148,423
Total shareholders’ equity     380,294       362,670  
Capitalization   $ 533,238     $ 511,093  
Debt to capitalization 28.7 % 29.0 %

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking information relating to the company's business and prospects, including the Aerospace and Industrial Distribution businesses, operating cash flow, and other matters that involve a number of uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Those uncertainties include, but are not limited to: 1) the successful conclusion of competitions for government programs and thereafter contract negotiations with government authorities, both foreign and domestic; 2) political conditions in countries where the company does or intends to do business; 3) standard government contract provisions permitting renegotiation of terms and termination for the convenience of the government; 4) satisfactory conclusion to government inquiries or investigations regarding government programs; 5) domestic and foreign economic and competitive conditions in markets served by the company, particularly the defense, commercial aviation and industrial production markets; 6) risks associated with successful implementation and ramp up of significant new programs; 7) potential difficulties associated with variable acceptance test results, given sensitive production materials and extreme test parameters; 8) management's success in increasing the volume of profitable work at the Wichita facility; 9) successful resale of the SH-2G(I) aircraft, equipment and spare parts; 10) receipt and successful execution of production orders for the JPF U.S. government contract, including the exercise of all contract options and receipt of orders from allied militaries, as all have been assumed in connection with goodwill impairment evaluations; 11) satisfactory resolution of the company’s litigation relating to the FMU-143 program; 12) continued support of the existing K-MAX® helicopter fleet, including sale of existing K-MAX® spare parts inventory; 13) cost estimates associated with environmental remediation activities at the Bloomfield, Moosup and New Hartford, CT facilities and our U.K. facilities; 14) profitable integration of acquired businesses into the company's operations; 15) changes in supplier sales or vendor incentive policies; 16) the effects of price increases or decreases; 17) the effects of pension regulations, pension plan assumptions and future contributions; 18) future levels of indebtedness and capital expenditures; 19) continued availability of raw materials and other commodities in adequate supplies and the effect of increased costs for such items; 20) the effects of currency exchange rates and foreign competition on future operations; 21) changes in laws and regulations, taxes, interest rates, inflation rates and general business conditions; 22) future repurchases and/or issuances of common stock; and 23) other risks and uncertainties set forth in the company's annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking information provided in this release should be considered with these factors in mind. The company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release.


Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands except per share amounts) (Unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended
April 1, 2011   April 2, 2010
Net sales $ 377,823 $ 276,772
Cost of sales   273,545     204,017  
Gross Profit 104,278 72,755
Selling, general and administrative expenses 80,694 68,838
Net (gain)/loss on sale of assets   2     (576 )
Operating income 23,582 4,493
Interest expense, net 3,070 2,054
Other (income) expense, net   (389 )   (216 )
Earnings before income taxes 20,901 2,655
Income tax expense   7,315     929  
Net earnings $ 13,586   $ 1,726  
Net earnings per share:
Basic net earnings per share $ 0.52 $ 0.07
Diluted net earnings per share $ 0.52 $ 0.07
Average shares outstanding:
Basic 26,126 25,829
Diluted   26,355     26,017  
Dividends declared per share






Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands except share amounts) (Unaudited)

April 1, 2011 December 31, 2010
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 15,680 $ 32,232
Accounts receivable, net 194,102 173,620
Inventories 320,781 316,899
Deferred income taxes 25,228 26,357
Income tax receivable - 2,420
Other current assets   24,985     33,425  
Total current assets   580,776     584,953  
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $133,790 and $130,685, respectively 93,886 89,719
Goodwill 116,913 114,818
Other intangibles assets, net 49,049 49,428
Deferred income taxes 34,517 33,740
Other assets   18,660     23,099  
Total assets $ 893,801   $ 895,757  
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Notes payable $ 2,546 $ 2,980
Current portion of long-term debt 5,000 5,000
Accounts payable – trade 100,211 95,416
Accrued salaries and wages 24,726 31,730
Current portion of amount due to Commonwealth of Australia 6,646 24,399
Other accruals and payables 67,605 61,676
Income taxes payable   4,639     644  
Total current liabilities   211,373     221,845  
Long-term debt, excluding current portion 145,398 140,443
Deferred income taxes 7,699 7,556
Underfunded pension 90,499 98,624
Due to Commonwealth of Australia, excluding current portion 6,646 13,102
Other long-term liabilities 51,892 51,517
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders' equity:
Capital stock, $1 par value per share:
Preferred stock,

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