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RBC Bearings Incorporated Announces Fiscal 2019 Second Quarter Results

OXFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2018-- RBC Bearings Incorporated (Nasdaq: ROLL), a leading international manufacturer of highly-engineered precision bearings and components for the industrial, defense and aerospace industries, today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019.

     

Second Quarter Highlights

 
($ in millions) Fiscal 2019 Fiscal 2018 Change
GAAP   Adjusted (1) GAAP   Adjusted (1) GAAP   Adjusted (1)
Net sales $172.9   $172.9 $164.3   $164.3 5.2%   5.2%
Gross margin $67.8 $67.8 $61.9 $61.9 9.5% 9.5%
Gross margin % 39.2% 39.2% 37.7% 37.7%
Operating income $35.9 $35.9 $25.4 $31.9 41.1% 12.4%
Operating income % 20.8% 20.8% 15.5% 19.4%
Net income $30.1 $30.2 $14.8 $20.3 103.1% 49.2%
Diluted EPS $1.22 $1.22 $0.61 $0.83 100.0% 47.0%

(1) Results exclude items in reconciliation below.

     

Six Month Highlights

 
($ in millions) Fiscal 2019 Fiscal 2018 Change
GAAP   Adjusted (1) GAAP   Adjusted (1) GAAP   Adjusted (1)
Net sales $348.9   $348.9 $328.2   $328.2 6.3%   6.3%
Gross margin $135.6 $135.6 $123.9 $123.9 9.4% 9.4%
Gross margin % 38.9% 38.9% 37.8% 37.8%
Operating income $71.9 $71.9 $57.4 $63.9 25.2% 12.5%
Operating income % 20.6% 20.6% 17.5% 19.5%
Net income $57.6 $58.3 $36.6 $42.2 57.2% 38.1%
Diluted EPS $2.34 $2.37 $1.51 $1.74 55.0% 36.2%

(1) Results exclude items in reconciliation below.

“Our results for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 were in line with our expectations as we grew organic net sales and delivered gross margin improvements across the organization, capping a solid first half of our fiscal year,” said Dr. Michael J. Hartnett, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Strong year-over-year organic sales results in the Aerospace and Industrial markets, combined with solid margin expansion and expense management, led to improved profitability in the quarter. The strong operating performance and healthy backlog have us well-positioned for the remainder of fiscal 2019.”

Second Quarter Results
Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 were $172.9 million, an increase of 5.2% from $164.3 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2018. Excluding the restructured Sargent Canada operation, organic net sales increased 7.3% year over year. Net sales for the aerospace markets increased 4.4% in total and 7.5% on an organic basis. Industrial market sales grew 6.5% in total and 7.0% on an organic basis. Gross margin for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was $67.8 million compared to $61.9 million for the same period last year. Gross margin as a percentage of net sales was 39.2% in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to 37.7% for the same period last year.

SG&A for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was $29.3 million, an increase of $1.7 million from $27.6 million for the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to higher personnel-related expenses of $1.0 million, $0.6 million of additional share-based compensation and other items of $0.1 million. As a percentage of net sales, SG&A was 17.0% for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to 16.8% for the same period last year.

Other operating expenses for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 totaled $2.6 million compared to $8.9 million for the same period last year. For the second quarter of fiscal 2019, other operating expenses consisted primarily of $2.6 million in amortization of intangible assets. For the second quarter of fiscal 2018, other operating expenses were comprised mainly of $6.5 million related to restructuring of the Sargent Canada operation and $2.4 million of amortization of intangible assets.

Operating income for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was $35.9 million compared to operating income of $25.4 million for the same period last year. Excluding costs associated with restructuring of the Sargent Canada operation in fiscal 2018, adjusted operating income for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 was $31.9 million. Operating income as a percentage of net sales was 20.8% for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to an adjusted 19.4% for the same period last year.

Interest expense, net was $1.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to $1.9 million for the same period last year.

Income tax expense for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was $4.0 million compared to $8.5 million for the same period last year. The effective income tax rate for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was 11.7% compared to 36.4% for the same period last year. The reduction in the effective income tax rate primarily reflects the net benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and $3.2 million of benefit associated with share-based compensation compared to $0.4 million of share-based compensation benefit for the same period last year.

Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was $30.1 million compared to $14.8 million for the same period last year. On an adjusted basis, net income was $30.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to $20.3 million for the same period last year.

Diluted EPS for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was $1.22 per share compared to $0.61 per share for the same period last year. On an adjusted basis, diluted EPS for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was $1.22 per share compared to an adjusted diluted EPS of $0.83 per share for the same period last year, an increase of 47.0%.

Backlog, as of September 29, 2018, was $429.9 million compared to $390.2 million as of September 30, 2017.

Outlook for the Third Quarter Fiscal 2019
The Company expects net sales to be approximately $174.0 million to $176.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019. This would result in a growth rate of 4.3% to 5.5% on a year-over-year basis and 6.9% to 8.2% on an organic year-over-year basis.

Live Webcast
RBC Bearings Incorporated will host a webcast at 11:00 a.m. ET today to discuss the quarterly results. To access the webcast, go to the investor relations portion of the Company’s website, www.rbcbearings.com, and click on the webcast icon. If you do not have access to the Internet and wish to listen to the call, dial 844-419-1755 (international callers dial 216-562-0468) and provide conference ID # 9286307. An audio replay of the call will be available from 1:30 p.m. ETNovember 2, 2018 until 12:30 p.m. ETNovember 9, 2018. The replay can be accessed by dialing 855-859-2056 (international callers dial 404-537-3406) and providing conference call ID # 9286307. Investors are advised to dial into the call at least ten minutes prior to the call to register.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to disclosing results of operations that are determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release also discloses non-GAAP results of operations that exclude certain items. These non-GAAP measures adjust for items that Management believes are unusual. Management believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP measures provides useful information to investors regarding the Company’s results of operations, as these non-GAAP measures allow investors to better evaluate ongoing business performance. Investors should consider non-GAAP measures in addition to, not as a substitute for, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures disclosed in this press release with the most comparable GAAP measures are included in the financial table attached to this press release.

About RBC Bearings
RBC Bearings Incorporated is an international manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered precision bearings and components. Founded in 1919, the Company is primarily focused on producing highly technical or regulated bearing products and components requiring sophisticated design, testing and manufacturing capabilities for the diversified industrial, aerospace and defense markets. The Company is headquartered in Oxford, Connecticut.

Safe Harbor for Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release contain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including the following: the section of this press release entitled “Outlook”; any projections of earnings, revenue or other financial items relating to the Company, any statement of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning proposed future growth rates in the markets we serve; any statements of belief; any characterization of and the Company’s ability to control contingent liabilities; anticipated trends in the Company’s businesses; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Forward-looking statements may include the words “may,” “would,” “estimate,” “intend,” “continue,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” and other similar words. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Our future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and to inherent risks and uncertainties beyond the control of the Company. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties relating to general economic conditions, geopolitical factors, future levels of general industrial manufacturing activity, future financial performance, market acceptance of new or enhanced versions of the Company’s products, the pricing of raw materials, changes in the competitive environments in which the Company’s businesses operate, the outcome of pending or future litigation and governmental proceedings and approvals, estimated legal costs, increases in interest rates, tax legislation and changes, the Company’s ability to meet its debt obligations, the Company’s ability to acquire and integrate complementary businesses, and risks and uncertainties listed or disclosed in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the risks identified under the heading “Risk Factors” set forth in the Company’s most recent Annual Report filed on Form 10-K. The Company does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update or alter any forward-looking statements.

       
RBC Bearings Incorporated
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
September 29, September 30, September 29, September 30,
2018 2017 2018 2017
 
Net sales $ 172,916 $ 164,317 $ 348,901 $ 328,214
Cost of sales   105,097   102,399     213,343     204,280  
Gross margin 67,819 61,918 135,558 123,934
 
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 29,326 27,595 58,901 55,373
Other, net   2,609   8,886     4,775     11,165  
Total operating expenses 31,935 36,481 63,676 66,538
 
Operating income 35,884 25,437 71,882 57,396
 
Interest expense, net 1,446 1,914 3,157 3,943
Other non-operating (income) expense   336   223     1,370     754  
Income before income taxes 34,102 23,300 67,355 52,699
Provision for income taxes   3,991   8,477     9,777     16,067  
Net income $ 30,111 $ 14,823   $ 57,578   $ 36,632  
 
Net income per common share:
Basic $ 1.24 $ 0.62 $ 2.38 $ 1.53
Diluted $ 1.22 $ 0.61 $ 2.34 $ 1.51
 
Weighted average common shares:
Basic 24,325,754 23,946,360 24,233,266 23,875,749
Diluted 24,719,056 24,309,593 24,635,146 24,250,740
 
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
Reconciliation of Reported Operating Income toAdjusted Operating Income: September 29, September 30, September 29, September 30,
2018 2017 2018 2017
 
Reported operating income $ 35,884 $ 25,437 $ 71,882 $ 57,396
Integration and restructuring   -   6,494     -     6,494  
Adjusted operating income $ 35,884 $ 31,931   $ 71,882   $ 63,890  
 
 
Reconciliation of Reported Net Income and Net IncomePer Common Share to Adjusted Net Income andAdjusted Net Income Per Common Share: Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
September 29, September 30, September 29, September 30,
2018 2017 2018 2017
 
Reported net income $ 30,111 $ 14,823 $ 57,578 $ 36,632
Loss on extinguishment of long term debt (1) - - 815 -
Integration and restructuring 5,577 5,577
Foreign exchange translation loss (gain) (1) 110 (11 ) 10 197
Discrete tax reserve loss (benefit)   -   (134 )   (73 )   (182 )
Adjusted net income $ 30,221 $ 20,255   $ 58,330   $ 42,224  
(1) After tax impact.
 
Adjusted net income per common share:
Basic $ 1.24 $ 0.85 $ 2.41 $ 1.77
Diluted $ 1.22 $ 0.83 $ 2.37 $ 1.74
 
Weighted average common shares:
Basic 24,325,754 23,946,360 24,233,266 23,875,749
Diluted 24,719,056 24,309,593 24,635,146 24,250,740
 
 
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
September 29, September 30, September 29, September 30,
Segment Data, Net External Sales: 2018 2017 2018 2017
 
Plain bearings segment $ 77,480 $ 72,392 $ 156,005 $ 145,045
Roller bearings segment 37,000 32,317 72,870 63,730
Ball bearings segment 18,038 16,480 36,112 32,260
Engineered products segment   40,398   43,128     83,914     87,179  
$ 172,916 $ 164,317   $ 348,901   $ 328,214  
 
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
September 29, September 30, September 29, September 30,
Selected Financial Data: 2018 2017 2018 2017
 
Depreciation and amortization $ 7,639 $ 7,140 $ 14,952 $ 14,238
 
Incentive stock compensation expense $ 4,039 $ 3,402 $ 7,805 $ 6,630
 
Adjusted operating income plus depreciation/amortization plus incentive stock compensation expense        
$ 47,562 $ 42,473 $ 94,639 $ 84,758
 
 
Cash provided by operating activities $ 24,030 $ 24,153 $ 57,865 $ 63,962
 
Capital expenditures $ 10,753 $ 7,008 $ 17,746 $ 12,667
 
Total debt $ 124,458 $ 220,228
 
Cash and short-term investments $ 60,365 $ 42,885
 
Total debt minus cash $ 64,093 $ 177,343
 
Repurchase of common stock $ 3,531 $ 3,356
 
Backlog $ 429,904 $ 390,185

*The Company retrospectively adopted ASU No. 2017-07, “Compensation – Retirement Benefits (Topic 715): Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost” on April 1, 2018. The adoption of this ASU resulted in the reclassification of $159 of net periodic benefit cost from compensation costs ($107 included within Cost of sales and $52 within Other, net) to Other non-operating expense on the Consolidated Statement of Operations for the three-month period ended September 30, 2017 and $318 of net periodic benefit cost from compensation costs ($214 included within Cost of Sales and $104 within Other, net) to Other non-operating expense on the Consolidated Statement of Operations for the six-month period ended September 30, 2017.

Source: RBC Bearings Incorporated

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