Sparton Corporation Reports $0.43 EPS for Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter

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Sparton Corporation Reports $0.43 EPS for Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sparton Corporation (NYS: SPA) today announced results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 ended December 31, 2012. The Company reported second quarter sales of $66.0 million, or an increase of 19.2 %, from $55.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Reported net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $4.4 million or $0.43 per share, compared to net income of $1.9 million, or $0.19 per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

Cary Wood, President & CEO, commented, "The first half $0.52 diluted earnings per share results outpaced the first half of the prior year by 57%. As expected, the second quarter was very strong, as delayed shipments from the first quarter were realized during the current quarter and a tax benefit resulting from a worthless stock deduction was recognized as a result of ceasing our Canadian operation a number of years ago. On an adjusted basis, the first half earnings per share of $0.36 is up from the same time period last year."


Consolidated results for the quarters ended December 31, 2012 and 2011:

  For the Three Months  For the Six Months
Ended December 31,Ended December 31,
($ in 000's, except per share)2012 20112012 2011
Net sales$65,979$55,370$114,999$107,203
Net sales excluding Onyx59,86455,370108,884107,203
 
Gross profit11,4088,73618,62117,080
Gross profit excluding Onyx11,1078,73618,32017,080
 
Operating income3,5132,9194,8575,308
Operating income excluding Onyx4,0802,9195,4245,308
 
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes(979)1,069(531)1,918
 
Net income4,4011,9425,3543,451
Adjusted net income2,7121,8233,6653,332
 
Income per share - basic0.430.190.530.34
Adjusted income per share - basic0.270.180.360.32
 
Income per share - diluted0.430.190.520.33
Adjusted income per share - diluted0.260.180.360.32
 
Adjusted EBITDA5,1313,4027,0646,313
Adjusted EBITDA excluding Onyx4,6733,4026,6066,313
 

Second Quarter Financial Highlights

  Awarded 13 new business programs during the second quarter of fiscal 2013 with estimated 2nd half fiscal 2013 revenue of $2.7 million.
 
Quarter end sales backlog of approximately $211.5 million, including approximately $30.5 million from the Company's newly acquired business, representing a 35% increase over the previous quarter and a 67% increase over a year ago. Excluding the newly acquired business, backlog was approximately $181.0 million representing a 16% increase over the previous quarter and a 43% increase over a year ago.
 
Completed the acquisition of Onyx EMS, LLC.
 
Entered into a new five year banking agreement with BMO Harris Bank providing $65 million of committed credit facilities. The new facility also includes a $35 million accordion feature which could raise the total facility to $100 million.
 
Recognized a $2.1 million income tax benefit from claiming a worthless stock and bad debt deduction with respect to the Company's investments in and advances to its 100% owned Canadian subsidiary.

Onyx Acquisition

Mr. Wood continued, "We are extremely pleased to have closed the Onyx acquisition this past November. The first six weeks have resulted in a neutral impact to adjusted earnings and positive incremental EBITDA. We continue to expect that, as operational synergies and new business opportunities are realized, the acquisition will be accretive to earnings by the end of the year. The entry into the Minneapolis technological corridor laden with many large Medical OEM's has already opened doors for Sparton's legacy medical business for engineering programs as well as allowing the South Dakota team to explore larger and more complex device build opportunities with existing customers that were previously unattainable."

On November 15, 2012, the Company completed the acquisition of Onyx EMS, LLC ("Onyx") in a $43.25 million all-cash transaction, subject to certain post-closing adjustments and financed through the use of Company cash and borrowings under the Company's new credit facility. At December 31, 2012, the Company has recorded additional consideration of $2.19 million in relation to a post-closing working capital adjustment, which will be settled in the Company's third fiscal quarter. The transaction includes an approximate $4.3 million escrowed holdback which is available to fund potential seller indemnification obligations in relation to the acquisition agreement.

The acquired business, which is reported in the Company's Medical segment, provides further expansion regionally into the Minneapolis medical device corridor, diversifying the Company's customer base through both existing programs and a strong business development pipeline, and increases the number of complex sub-assembly and full device programs within Sparton. Additionally, Onyx brings solid, long-term customer relationships that will utilize Sparton's expanded list of service offerings such as our low cost country footprint in Vietnam and full engineering design capabilities. Onyx primarily manufactures medical devices for OEM and emerging technology companies, including products for cardiovascular diagnostics, hearing assistance, patient temperature and warming, point-of-care diagnostics, and surgical equipment used in intraosseous medicine. Onyx also produces products such as precision measurement instruments for monitoring air quality and pollution, commercial fire and smoke alarm systems, sensing tools, test fixtures, and complex LED assemblies.

The following table summarizes the results of operations of Onyx for the periods ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 (in thousands):

  For the Three Months Ended December 31,  For the Six Months Ended December 31,
2012  20112012  2011

Pre

Acquisition

  

Post

Acquisition

 Total

Onyx

Total

Onyx

Pre

Acquisition

  

Post

Acquisition

 Total

Onyx

Total

Onyx

Net sales$5,669$6,115$11,784$12,668$18,198$6,115$24,313$24,458
Adjusted gross profit$723$867$1,590$2,134$3,094$867$3,961$4,173
Adjusted operating income$237$(1)$236$1,023$1,581$(1)$1,580$1,865
Adjusted EBITDA$522$458$980$1,323$2,264$458$2,722$2,444
 

Note: Reconciliations of the adjusted amounts shown above to the amounts reported by Onyx are provided at the end of this release.

Segment Results

Medical Device ("Medical")

Medical sales in the current year quarter include $6.1 million of additional sales from the acquisition of Onyx. Excluding these fiscal year 2013 incremental sales, legacy Medical sales increased approximately $0.7 million as compared with the prior year quarter. Reflected within the increase is $5.9 million of increased sales to this business unit's largest customer due to expanded demand for its programs and additional refurbishment service revenue which began in the second half of fiscal 2012. Additionally reflected is $0.9 million of increased sales to another customer to meet increased demand for its product in both the U.S. and Japan. Partially offsetting these increases were decreased sales to three customers totaling $5.4 million. Decreased sales to one customer reflect the dual sourcing of certain of its programs with the Company during fiscal 2012. Decreased sales to the remaining two customers reflect these customers' disengagements during fiscal 2012. Several other customers in the aggregate accounted for the remaining sales variance. Mr. Wood stated, "Medical won three new projects, two engineering projects with new customers and a prototype order from an existing customer."

Excluding Onyx, the gross profit percentage on Medical sales increased to 14.1% from 13.9% for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. This improvement in margin on Medical sales reflects certain favorable product mix between the two periods, partially offset by decreased capacity utilization at the Strongsville, Ohio facility. Mr. Wood continued, "Medical's gross margin improvement is, in part, indicative of the replacement of less profitable programs in the prior period with more profitable sales from newer programs."

Excluding Onyx, selling and administrative expenses relating to the Medical segment were $1.6 million and $1.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Excluding Onyx, Medical reported operating income of $2.4 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 compared to operating income of $2.3 million in the prior year quarter.

Complex Systems ("CS")

Excluding an increase in intercompany sales of $0.6 million, CS sales to external customers for the three months ended December 31, 2012 increased $0.9 million as compared with the same quarter last year, due primarily to increased sales to two customers, partially offset by lower sales to three customers, reflecting relative demand for each of these customers' products. Mr. Wood commented, "Complex Systems won seven new programs from new and existing customers during the second quarter, bringing the year-to-date new program total to 12.

The gross profit percentage on CS sales remained relatively consistent at 10.2% for the three months ended December 31, 2012 compared to 10.4% for the three months ended December 31, 2011.

Selling and administrative expenses relating to the CS segment were $0.7 million for each of the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. CS reported operating income of $0.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 compared to operating income of $0.6 million in the prior year quarter.

Defense & Security Systems ("DSS")

DSS sales increased approximately $2.9 million in the three months ended December 31, 2012 as compared with the same quarter last year, reflecting increased sonobuoy sales to foreign governments, partially offset by decreased U.S. Navy sonobuoy production and engineering sales in the current year quarter. The second quarter fiscal 2013 includes approximately $3.5 million of revenue from the U.S. Navy acceptance under waiver of the two sonobuoy lots that failed at the Navy test range in the final weeks of September 2012. The testing was conducted under suboptimal environmental conditions, which were outside of the product's design specifications.

The gross profit percentage on DSS sales increased to 26.3% for the three months ended December 31, 2012 compared to 19.2% for the three months ended December 31, 2011. Gross profit percentage was favorably affected in the current year quarter by a significant increase in foreign sonobuoy sales and favorable product mix on U.S. Navy sales as compared to the prior year quarter.

Selling and administrative expenses relating to the DSS segment were $1.2 million and $0.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, primarily reflecting increased business development efforts in the current fiscal quarter. The Company incurred $0.2 million of internally funded research and development expenses in each of the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. DSS reported operating income of $4.1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 compared to operating income of $2.4 million in the prior year quarter.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of December 31, 2012, the Company had $14.0 million borrowed and $51.0 million available under its new credit facility, available cash and cash equivalents of $6.1 million and performance based payments received under U.S. Navy contracts in excess of the funding of production to date under those contracts of $20.7 million. "We are pleased to have BMO Harris Bank as our new banking partner to support our operating needs and future growth ambitions. The $65 million in credit facilities, coupled with its flexible accordion feature of an additional $35 million, adds to our already strong liquidity position. With access to these funds in place, we plan to continue executing on complementary and compatible acquisitions as a key part of our strategic growth plan," commented Mr. Wood.

Outlook

Cary Wood concluded, "We remain optimistic for fiscal 2013 and continue to expect year-over-year increases in both revenue and profitability and maintain that current organic growth will be up 3-5% for the year. As highlighted in recent news releases, the Medical industry appears to be in flux due to a number of macro-economic concerns and, as a result, we are seeing slight softening in our Medical segment in the third quarter. This softening is being partially offset by slight increases from Complex Systems in the third quarter and our Medical customers are describing this as a short term issue and anticipate that orders will return to normal levels by the fourth quarter. We are excited about the addition of Onyx to the Sparton family and I look forward to reporting on its successful integration and progress with our other growth initiatives in the future."

Conference Call

Sparton will host a conference call with investors and analysts on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. CDT/11:00 a.m. EDT to discuss its fiscal year 2013 second quarter financial results, provide a general business update, and respond to investor questions. To participate, callers should dial (800) 734-4208. Participants should dial in at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. A Web presentation link is also available for the conference call: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/gc_min_pro_usa/join?id=4RSNBJ&role=attend

Investors and financial analysts are invited to ask questions after the presentation is made. The presentation and a replay of the call will be available on Sparton's Web site: http://www.sparton.com in the "Investor Relations" section for up to two years after the conference call.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), Sparton Corporation has provided 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 effect 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 cost of goods sold, total operating expense, other income (expense) and provision for (benefit from) 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, including significant restructuring and impairment charges as well as certain gains on sales of assets, 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.

We exclude restructuring/impairment charges, gross profit effect of capitalized profit in inventory from acquisition and gain on sale of investment as well as the related tax effect of these items 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 financials, these transactions may limit the comparability of our fundamental operations with prior and future periods.

Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization as adjusted for restructuring/impairment charges, gross profit effect of capitalized profit in inventory from acquisition and gain on sale of investment. The Company believes Adjusted EBITDA is commonly used by financial analysts and others in the industries in which the Company operates and, thus, provides useful information to investors. The Company does not intend, nor should the reader consider, Adjusted EBITDA 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 Adjusted EBITDA as defined by other companies. Accordingly, the measurement has limitations depending on its use.

Related to Onyx, adjusted gross profit and adjusted operating income exclude the gross profit effect of capitalized profit in inventory from acquisition and unusual write-downs of inventory and accounts receivable related to an Onyx customer ("Augustine") which was excluded from the acquisition. Adjusted EBITDA related to Onyx represents operating income before depreciation and amortization as adjusted for the gross profit effect of capitalized profit in inventory from acquisition and unusual write-downs of inventory and accounts receivable related to an Onyx customer ("Augustine") which was excluded from the acquisition.

About Sparton Corporation

Sparton Corporation (NYS: SPA) , now in its 113th year, is a provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices with capabilities that include concept development, industrial design, design and manufacturing engineering, production, distribution, and field service. The primary market classifications served are Navigation & Exploration, Defense & Security, Medical, and Complex Systems. Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Sparton currently has five manufacturing locations worldwide. Sparton's Web site may be accessed at http://www.sparton.com.

Safe Harbor and Fair Disclosure Statement

Certain statements described in this press release are forward-looking statements within the scope of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Forward-looking statements may be identified by the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "project," "plan," "estimate," "will" or "intend" and similar words or expressions. These forward-looking statements reflect Sparton's current views with respect to future events and are based on currently available financial, economic and competitive data and its current business plans. Actual results could vary materially depending on risks and uncertainties that may affect Sparton's operations, markets, prices and other factors. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, Sparton's financial performance and the implementations and results of its ongoing strategic initiatives. For a more detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, see Part I, Item 1A, Risk Factors and Part II, Item 7, Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, in Sparton's Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2012, and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Sparton undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

   

SPARTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)


(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 
December 31,
2012
June 30,
2012 (a)
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$6,066$46,950
Restricted cash535
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $334 and $146, respectively40,82129,618
Inventories and cost of contracts in progress, net45,36735,102
Deferred income taxes2,0202,020
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 5,251 2,054
Total current assets100,060115,744
Property, plant and equipment, net28,91314,260
Goodwill14,9037,472
Other intangible assets, net11,6431,618
Deferred income taxes — non-current Read Full Story

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