CIRCOR Reports First-Quarter 2013 Financial Results

May 2, 2013 at 7:30 AM EDT

Achieves High End of Top and Bottom Line Guidance Ranges

Repositioning Actions on Track

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 2, 2013-- CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR), a leading provider of valves and other highly engineered products for markets including energy, oil & gas, power generation and aerospace, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

“CIRCOR began the year achieving both revenue and adjusted EPS at the high end of our Q1 guidance ranges,” said Scott Buckhout, CIRCOR’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our focus on improving operating results and expanding margins led to a 6% year-over-year increase in adjusted EPS and a 70 basis point improvement in adjusted operating margins.”

“Bookings grew 12% sequentially due to increased Aerospace orders, as well as strong demand in Energy for large international projects,” said Buckhout. “In Brazil, we received our first large oil and gas valve order since acquiring operations in this market.”

“The repositioning actions we took in all three of our segments to generate greater profitability and better focus on key strategic markets are on track for completion by the end of the current second quarter,” said Buckhout. “We expect to begin realizing the full run-rate of approximately $7 million in annualized savings from these actions in the second half of 2013.”

“We anticipate improved performance on both the top and bottom lines in the second quarter and we remain focused on margin expansion and evaluating further repositioning opportunities. Our key markets are attractive and have significant long-term growth potential. We believe these markets will continue to provide opportunities for CIRCOR to expand organically and through acquisitions,” concluded Buckhout.

Consolidated Results

Revenues for the first quarter of 2013 were $205.4 million, a 4% decrease from $214.3 million in the first quarter of 2012, due primarily to lower energy shipments as a result of lower North American rig counts. Adjusted earnings per diluted share in the first quarter of 2013, excluding the impact of special charges of $0.07, was $0.52, a 6% increase compared to the prior year’s first-quarter results of $0.49. Net income for the first quarter of 2013, including special charges, was $7.9 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, compared with net income of $8.6 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2012.

The Company received orders totaling $226.8 million during the first quarter of 2013, a decrease of 9% compared with the first quarter of 2012 due primarily to lower Energy orders in both the North American short cycle and large international project businesses. This was partially offset by growth in both Aerospace and Flow Technologies. Backlog as of March 31, 2013 was $457.3 million, up 6% from backlog of $432.3 million at April 1, 2012.

During the first quarter of 2013, the Company generated $1.1 million of free cash flow, up $8.2 million from the same period in 2012 due primarily to improved working capital.

Energy

Energy segment revenues decreased 11% to $96.7 million for the first quarter of 2013 from $109.3 million for the first quarter of 2012. First-quarter 2013 Energy segment revenues declined across most markets compared to the same period in 2012 when revenues were particularly strong with high rig counts. In addition, the year-over-year decrease was exacerbated by unfavorable foreign currency fluctuations.

Incoming orders for the first quarter of 2013 were $110.1 million, a decrease of 19% year-over-year as a result of a decline in rig counts in North America and timing of large international projects. Ending backlog totaled $217.8 million, an increase of 12% year-over-year, primarily due to higher order levels in the Middle East within the Company’s large international project business.

For the first quarter of 2013, the Energy segment’s adjusted operating margin increased to 11.1% from 8.2% in the first quarter of 2012, primarily driven by improved large international project pricing. This was partially offset by lower volume and increases in selling and marketing expenses to expand the Company's presence in emerging markets. Segment adjusted operating margin for the quarter excludes special and repositioning related inventory charges of $0.6 million related to the repositioning of the Company’s Brazil operations.

Flow Technologies

Flow Technologies segment revenues increased 7% to $71.4 million for the first quarter of 2013 from $66.9 million in the first quarter of 2012. The revenue increase was primarily due to higher power generation and instrumentation revenues, partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency fluctuations.

Incoming orders for the Flow Technologies segment were $74.5 million for the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 2% year-over-year, primarily driven by power generation and instrumentation, partially offset by lower HVAC orders. Ending backlog totaled $76.9 million, an increase of 1% over last year.

Flow Technologies adjusted operating margin for the first quarter of 2013 increased to 12.7% from 11.3% in the first quarter of 2012, primarily due to higher volume and associated leverage. Segment adjusted operating margin excludes special and repositioning charges of $0.1 million related to repositioning activities in India.

Aerospace

Aerospace segment revenues decreased 2% to $37.3 million for the first quarter of 2013 from $38.1 million in the first quarter of 2012 primarily due to a decline in landing gear shipments associated with exiting the low margin landing gear overhaul product line as part of the repositioning actions in California.

Incoming orders for the first quarter of 2013 were $42.2 million, an increase of 5% year-over-year, primarily due to higher landing gear orders. Ending backlog totaled $162.7 million, an increase of 1% year-over-year.

Aerospace segment adjusted operating margin for the first quarter of 2013 decreased to 3.5% from 10.8% in the first quarter of 2012, primarily due to product development investments and start-up costs for new programs, including the A350, A330 and Blackhawk with an approximate impact of 500bps. In addition, during Q1 of 2012 CIRCOR completed a large engineering project which favorably impacted segment adjusted operating margin that quarter. Segment adjusted operating margin for Q1 2013 excludes special and repositioning charges of $0.9 million related to the repositioning of certain operations and manufacturing activities.

Financial Outlook

For the second quarter of 2013 the Company expects revenues to be in the range of $214 to $220 million, up sequentially from the first quarter of 2013, led by Energy.

During the second quarter, the Company expects to incur pre-tax repositioning related charges of between $4.2 and $4.8 million. Excluding those charges, adjusted earnings are expected to be in the range of $0.64 to $0.70 per diluted share, up sequentially from the first quarter of 2013 with margin expansion in all segments.

The tax rate on adjusted earnings is expected to be approximately 29.5%. Excluding repositioning, the rate is anticipated to be approximately 31.1%. This guidance assumes that exchange rates remain at present levels.

Conference Call Information

CIRCOR International will hold a conference call to review its financial results today, May 2, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. ET. Those who wish to listen to the conference call and view the accompanying presentation slides should visit “Webcasts & Presentations” in the “Investors” portion of the CIRCOR website. The live call also can be accessed by dialing (877) 407-5790 or (201) 689-8328. If you are unable to listen to the live call, the webcast will be archived for one year on the Company’s website.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per diluted share, adjusted operating margin, 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. Free cash flow is defined as net cash from operating activities less capital expenditures. CIRCOR 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.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because they involve unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which are, in some cases, beyond the control of CIRCOR. Any statements in this press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those relating to CIRCOR’s future performance, including second-quarter revenue and earnings guidance and estimated total annualized pre-tax savings from repositioning actions. Actual events, performance or results could differ materially from the anticipated events, performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. BEFORE MAKING ANY INVESTMENT DECISIONS REGARDING OUR COMPANY, WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO READ THE SECTION ENTITLED "RISK FACTORS" IN OUR MOST RECENT ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K AND SUBSEQUENT REPORTS ON FORMS 10-Q, WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED UNDER THE "INVESTORS" LINK OF OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.CIRCOR.COM. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About CIRCOR International, Inc.

CIRCOR International, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets valves and other highly engineered products for markets including energy, oil & gas, power generation and aerospace. With more than 7,500 customers in over 100 countries, CIRCOR has a diversified product portfolio with recognized, market-leading brands. CIRCOR’s culture, built on the CIRCOR Business System, is defined by the Company’s commitment to attracting, developing and retaining the best talent and pursuing continuous improvement in all aspects of its business and operations. The Company’s strategy includes growing organically by investing in new, differentiated products; adding value to component products; and increasing the development of mission-critical subsystems and solutions. CIRCOR also plans to leverage its strong balance sheet to acquire strategically complementary businesses. For more information, visit the Company’s investor relations web site at http://investors.circor.com.

CIRCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share data)

UNAUDITED
    Three Months Ended
March 31, 2013     April 1, 2012
Net revenues $ 205,398 $ 214,280
Cost of revenues 145,549   155,668  
GROSS PROFIT 59,849 58,612
Selling, general and administrative expenses 45,571 44,912
Special charges 1,378    
OPERATING INCOME 12,900   13,700  
Other (income) expense:
Interest income (43 ) (83 )
Interest expense 830 1,164
Other, net 612   138  
TOTAL OTHER EXPENSE 1,399   1,219  
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 11,501 12,481
Provision for income taxes 3,592   3,896  
NET INCOME $ 7,908   $ 8,585  
Earnings per common share:
Basic $ 0.45 $ 0.50
Diluted $ 0.45 $ 0.49
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic 17,511 17,315
Diluted 17,529 17,390
 
CIRCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(UNAUDITED)
    Three Months Ended
March 31, 2013     April 1, 2012
OPERATING ACTIVITIES    
Net income $ 7,908 $ 8,585
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation 4,009 4,008
Amortization 758 964
Compensation expense of share-based plans 1,028 1,195
Tax effect of share-based compensation (285 ) 479

(Gain) loss on property, plant and equipment

(66 ) 2
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from business acquisitions:
Trade accounts receivable (2,455 ) 3,539
Inventories (6,461 ) (2,179 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets (827 ) (5,549 )
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities 2,198   (14,011 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 5,807   (2,967 )
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Additions to property, plant and equipment (4,707 ) (4,122 )
Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment 75   15  
Net cash used in investing activities (4,632 ) (4,107 )
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from long-term debt 33,598 41,123
Payments of long-term debt (37,655 ) (47,806 )
Dividends paid (670 ) (666 )
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options 1,368 73
Tax effect of share-based compensation 285   (479 )
Net cash used in financing activities (3,074 ) (7,755 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (2,207 ) 1,265  
DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (4,105 ) (13,564 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 61,738   54,855  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD $ 57,633   $ 41,291  
 
CIRCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share data)

UNAUDITED
   

March 31,
2013

   

December 31,
2012

ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 57,633 $ 61,738
Short-term investments 99 101
Trade accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,683 and $1,706, respectively 150,849 150,825
Inventories 201,618 198,005
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 17,647 16,510
Deferred income tax asset 15,365 15,505
Assets held for sale 542   542  
Total Current Assets 443,753   443,226  
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET 104,756 105,903
OTHER ASSETS:
Goodwill 76,535 77,428
Intangibles, net 42,954 45,157
Deferred income tax asset 28,563 30,064
Other assets 7,549   8,203  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 704,110   $ 709,981  
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable $ 90,756 $ 80,361
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 58,683 67,235
Accrued compensation and benefits 22,732 26,540
Income taxes payable 982 393
Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt 8,000   7,755  
Total Current Liabilities 181,153   182,284  
LONG-TERM DEBT, NET OF CURRENT PORTION 58,546 62,729
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES 9,956 10,744
OTHER NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES 35,636 35,977
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 29,000,000 shares authorized; 17,549,210 and 17,445,687 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively 175 174
Additional paid-in capital 264,719 262,744
Retained earnings 165,750 158,509
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of taxes (11,825 ) (3,180 )
Total Shareholders’ Equity 418,819   418,247  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 704,110   $ 709,981  
 
CIRCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
SUMMARY OF ORDERS AND BACKLOG

(in millions)

UNAUDITED
    Three Months Ended

March 31,
2013

   

April 1,
2012

ORDERS (1)
Energy $ 110.1 $ 135.6
Aerospace 42.2 40.2
Flow Technologies 74.5   72.9
Total orders $ 226.8   $ 248.7
 
BACKLOG (2) March 31,
2013
April 1,
2012
Energy $ 217.8 $ 195.2
Aerospace 162.7 161.1
Flow Technologies 76.8   76.0
Total backlog $ 457.3   $ 432.3
 

Note 1: Orders do not include the foreign exchange impact due to the re-measurement of customer order backlog amounts denominated in foreign currencies.

Note 2: Backlog includes all unshipped customer orders.

CIRCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
SUMMARY REPORT BY SEGMENT

(in thousands, except earnings per share)

UNAUDITED
    2012     2013
1ST QTR     2ND QTR     3RD QTR     4TH QTR     TOTAL 1ST QTR
NET REVENUES
Energy $ 109,264 $ 113,527 $ 109,968 $ 96,582 $ 429,341 $ 96,722
Aerospace 38,085 35,896 31,795 35,316 141,092 37,326
Flow Technologies 66,931   70,439   68,041   69,707   275,119   71,350  
Total 214,280   219,862   209,804   201,605   845,552   205,398  
* ADJUSTED OPERATING MARGIN
Energy 8.2 % 11.1 % 14.0 % 12.5 % 11.4 % 11.1 %
Aerospace 10.8 % 8.8 % 4.2 % 3.5 % 7.0 % 3.5 %
Flow Technologies 11.3 % 12.8 % 13.1 % 13.1 % 12.6 % 12.7 %
Segment operating margin 9.6 % 11.3 % 12.2 % 11.1 % 11.1 % 10.3 %
Corporate expenses (3.2 )% (2.9 )% (3.4 )% (3.4 )% (3.2 )% (3.2 )%
* Adjusted operating margin 6.4 % 8.4 % 8.8 % 7.8 % 7.8 % 7.1 %
Repositioning inventory charges 0.0 % 0.0 % 2.0 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 0.1 %
Impairment charges 0.0 % 0.0 % 4.9 % 0.0 % 1.2 % 0.0 %
Special charges 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.7 % 1.9 % 0.6 % 0.7 %
Total operating margin 6.4 % 8.4 % 1.3 % 5.8 % 5.5 % 6.3 %
* ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME
Energy 8,928 12,580 15,432 12,100 49,040 10,751
Aerospace 4,124 3,153 1,324 1,234 9,835 1,320
Flow Technologies 7,587   9,043   8,919   9,105   34,654   9,044  
Segment operating income 20,639 24,776 25,675 22,439 93,529 21,115
Corporate expenses (6,939 ) (6,297 ) (7,170 ) (6,802 ) (27,207 ) (6,588 )
* Adjusted operating income 13,700 18,479 18,505 15,637 66,322 14,528
Repositioning inventory charges 4,124 37 4,161 250
Impairment charges 10,348 10,348
Special charges     1,377   3,905   5,282   1,378  
Total operating income 13,700   18,479   2,656   11,695   46,531   12,900  
INTEREST EXPENSE, NET (1,081 ) (1,017 ) (1,122 ) (1,038 ) (4,258 ) (787 )
OTHER EXPENSE, NET (138 ) (184 ) (564 ) 373   (514 ) (612 )
PRETAX INCOME 12,481 17,278 970 11,030 41,759 11,501
(PROVISION) BENEFIT FOR INCOME TAXES (3,896 ) (6,142 ) 899   (1,822 ) (10,960 ) (3,592 )
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE 31.2 % 35.5 % (92.8 )% 16.5 % 26.2 % 31.2 %
NET INCOME $ 8,585   $ 11,136   $ 1,869   $ 9,208   $ 30,799   $ 7,908  
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding (Diluted) 17,390 17,451 17,467 17,499 17,452 17,529
EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE (Diluted) $ 0.49   $ 0.64   $ 0.11   $ 0.53   $ 1.76   $ 0.45  
ADJUSTED EBITDA $ 18,534   $ 23,043   $ 22,809   $ 16,808   $ 81,194   $ 18,682  
ADJUSTED EBITDA AS A % OF SALES 8.6 % 10.5 % 10.9 % 8.3 % 9.6 % 9.1 %
CAPITAL EXPENDITURES $ 4,122   $ 6,661   $ 3,314   $ 4,073   $ 18,170   $ 4,707  
 
* Adjusted Operating Income & Margin exclude inventory repositioning, impairment and special charges.
 
CIRCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES TO COMMONLY USED GENERALLY ACCEPTED ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLE TERMS

(in thousands, except earnings per share)

UNAUDITED
    2012     2013
1ST QTR     2ND QTR     3RD QTR     4TH QTR     TOTAL 1ST QTR
FREE CASH FLOW [NET CASH FLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES LESS CAPITAL EXPENDITURES] $(7,089) $5,077 $18,746 $25,619 $42,353 $1,100
ADD:
Capital Expenditures 4,122 6,661 3,314 4,073 18,170 4,707
NET CASH (USED IN) PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES $(2,967) $11,738 $22,060 $29,692 $60,523 $5,807
NET DEBT [TOTAL DEBT LESS CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS LESS INVESTMENTS] $57,263 $54,376 $34,706 $8,645 $8,645 $8,814
ADD:
Cash & Cash Equivalents 41,291 41,414 48,976 61,738 61,738 57,633
Investments 101 98 102 101 101 99
TOTAL DEBT $98,655 $95,888 $83,784 $70,484 $70,484 $66,546
DEBT AS % OF EQUITY 25% 24% 20% 17% 17% 16%
TOTAL DEBT 98,655 95,888 83,784 70,484 70,484 66,546
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 399,018 397,957 409,016 418,247 418,247 418,819
EBIT [NET INCOME LESS INCOME TAXES LESS INTEREST EXPENSE, NET] $13,562 $ 18,295 $2,092 $12,068 $46,017 $12,287
LESS:
Interest expense, net (1,081) (1,017) (1,122) (1,038) (4,258) (787)
(Provision) benefit for income taxes (3,896) (6,142) 899 (1,822) (10,960) (3,592)
NET INCOME $8,585 $11,136 $1,869 $9,208 $30,799 $7,908
ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME [OPERATING INCOME EXCLUDING INVENTORY REPOSITIONING, IMPAIRMENT AND SPECIAL CHARGES] $13,700 $ 18,479 $18,505 $ 15,600 $ 66,322 $14,528
LESS:
Inventory repositioning charges 4,124 37 4,161 250
Impairment charges 10,348 10,348
Special charges 1,377 3,905 5,282 1,378
OPERATING INCOME $13,700 $18,479 $2,656 $11,695 $46,531 $12,900
ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE [EPS EXCLUDING INVENTORY REPOSITIONING, IMPAIRMENT AND SPECIAL CHARGES, NET OF TAX] $0.49 $0.64 $0.77 $0.69 $ 2.59 $0.52
LESS:
Inventory repositioning charges, net of tax $— $— $0.17 $— $0.17 $0.01
Impairment charges, net of tax $— $— $0.43 $— $0.43 $—
Special charges, net of tax $— $— $0.06 $0.16 $0.22 $0.06
EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE (Diluted) $0.49 $0.64 $0.11 $0.53 $1.76 $0.45
 
EBITDA [NET INCOME LESS NET INTEREST EXPENSE, DEPRECIATION, AMORTIZATION AND INCOME TAXES] $18,534 $23,043 $ 2,092 $ 12,068 $ 65,345 $17,054
LESS:
Interest expense, net (1,081) (1,017) (1,122) (1,038) (4,258) (787)
Depreciation (4,008) (3,825) (3,932) (3,967) (15,732) (4,009)
Amortization (964) (923) (936) (773) (3,596) (758)
(Provision) benefit for income taxes (3,896) (6,142) 899 (1,822) (10,960) (3,592)
NET INCOME $8,585 $11,136   $1,869   $9,208   $30,799   $7,908
ADJUSTED EBIDTA [NET INCOME EXCLUDING INVENTORY REPOSITIONING, IMPAIRMENT AND SPECIAL CHARGES, NET INTEREST EXPENSE, DEPRECIATION, AMORTIZATION AND INCOME TAXES] $18,534 $23,043 $22,809 $20,750 $ 85,136 $18,682
Inventory repositioning charges $— $— $(4,124) $(37) $(4,161) $(250)
Impairment charges $— $— $(10,348) $— $(10,348) $—
Special charges $— $— $(1,377) $(3,905) $(5,282) $(1,378)
Interest expense, net $(1,081) $(1,017) $(1,122) $(1,038) $(4,258) $(787)
Depreciation $(4,008) $(3,825) $(3,932) $(3,967) $(15,732) $(4,009)
Amortization $(964) $(923) $(936) $(773) $(3,596) $(758)
(Provision) benefit for income taxes $(3,896) $(6,142) $899 $(1,822) $(10,960) $(3,592)
NET INCOME $8,585 $11,136 $1,869 $9,208 $30,799 $7,908
 
CIRCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF FUTURE PERFORMANCE MEASURES TO COMMONLY
USED GENERALLY ACCEPTED ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLE TERMS
UNAUDITED
    2nd Quarter 2013
Low     High
EXPECTED ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE [EPS EXCLUDING INVENTORY REPOSITIONING, IMPAIRMENT AND SPECIAL CHARGES, NET OF TAX] $ 0.64 $ 0.70

LESS: REPOSITIONING RELATED CHARGES [INVENTORY REPOSITIONING, IMPAIRMENT AND SPECIAL CHARGES, NET OF TAX]

$

(0.19

)

$

(0.17

)

           

EXPECTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE (Diluted)

$

0.45

 

$

0.53

 
 

Source: CIRCOR International, Inc.

CIRCOR International
Frederic M. Burditt, 781-270-1200
Chief Financial Officer