Handy & Harman Ltd. Reports Second Quarter Financial Results and Outlook for Full Year

Handy & Harman Ltd. Reports Second Quarter Financial Results and Outlook for Full Year

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Handy & Harman Ltd. (NASDAQ(CM): HNH); ("HNH" or the "Company"), a diversified global industrial company, today announced operating results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013. They are summarized in the following paragraphs. For a full discussion of the results, please see the Company's Form 10-Q, which can be found at www.handyharman.com.

HNH reported net sales of $182.1 million for the quarter, as compared to $164.4 million for the same period of 2012. Income from continuing operations before tax and equity investment was $17.7 million in the second quarter of 2013, as compared to $16.5 million in the 2012 period. Net income for the second quarter of 2013 was $11.9 million, or $0.88 per basic and diluted common share, as compared to net income of $11.0 million, or $0.83 per basic and diluted common share for the same period in 2012.


For the six months ended June 30, 2013, net sales were $331.0 million, as compared to $308.8 million for the same period of 2012. Income from continuing operations before tax and equity investment was $19.9 million, as compared to $24.1 million in the 2012 period. Net income for the six-month period was $19.9 million, or $1.50 per basic and diluted common share, as compared to net income of $16.0 million, or $1.24 per basic and diluted common share for the same period in 2012.

Net sales for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013 included incremental sales of $15.2 million associated with the Company's previously announced acquisition of Wolverine Joining Technologies, Inc. in April 2013. The principal reason for the decrease in income from continuing operations before tax and equity investment in the six months ended June 30, 2013 was the recording of expenses totaling $6.5 million in the first quarter of 2013 associated with the Company's previously announced election to redeem all of its outstanding 10% subordinated secured notes due 2017. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2013 reflects net income from discontinued operations of $11.2 million, as compared to net income from discontinued operations of $1.8 million for the same period in 2012.

HNH generated Adjusted EBITDA of $24.3 million for the second quarter of 2013, as compared to $23.7 million for the same period in 2012, an increase of $0.6 million, or 2.7%. For the six-month period, the Company generated Adjusted EBITDA of $41.9 million, as compared to $39.8 million for the same period in 2012, an increase of $2.2 million, or 5.4%. See "Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measurements" below for the definition of Adjusted EBITDA.

The Company currently anticipates, based on current information, full-year 2013 net sales and Adjusted EBITDA in the ranges of $597 million to $730 million, and $74 million to $91 million, respectively. The Company's outlook for the third quarter of 2013 is for net sales between $155 million and $190 million, and Adjusted EBITDA between $20 million and $25 million. These forecast ranges have been updated from the Company's previously announced ranges to reflect current expectations, as well as to exclude the Company's discontinued operations in the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, which are further discussed in the Company's Form 10-Q.

 

Financial Summary

      
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
(in thousands, except per share)June 30,June 30,
2013  20122013  2012
Net sales$182,084$164,430$331,041$308,816
Gross profit51,66549,67695,63789,818
Gross profit margin28.4%30.2%28.9%29.1%
Operating income17,96419,39729,16529,879
Income from continuing operations before tax and equity investment17,68716,54619,86724,065
Tax provision7,0386,8247,9059,832
Loss from associated company, net of tax438  3,275  
Income from continuing operations, net of tax10,2119,7228,68714,233
Net income from discontinued operations1,661 1,230 11,202 1,815 
Net income$11,872 $10,952 $19,889 $16,048 
Basic and diluted income per share of common stock
Net income per share$0.88 $0.83 $1.50 $1.24 
 
 

Segment Results

      
Income Statement DataThree Months EndedSix Months Ended
(in thousands)June 30,June 30,
2013  20122013  2012
Net sales:
Joining Materials$56,902$49,576$101,432$97,414
Tubing23,36621,81145,38042,875
Building Materials66,73358,325113,372100,417
Arlon21,10921,70342,41441,708
Kasco13,974 13,015 28,443 26,402 
Total net sales$182,084 $164,430 $331,041 $308,816 
Segment operating income:
Joining Materials$5,989$7,803$11,736$13,417
Tubing4,7364,3888,4887,716
Building Materials9,8718,53213,93912,286
Arlon2,8673,9705,9586,497
Kasco838 852 2,129 2,009 
Total segment operating income24,301 25,545 42,250 41,925 
Unallocated corporate expenses and non-operating units(4,938)(5,522)(10,425)(10,831)
Unallocated pension expense(1,394)(652)(2,668)(1,264)
(Loss) gain from asset dispositions(5)26 8 49 
Operating income17,964 19,397 29,165 29,879 
Interest expense(1,641)(4,350)(10,087)(8,199)
Realized and unrealized gain on derivatives1,4921,6121,0532,510
Other expense(128)(113)(264)(125)
Income from continuing operations before tax and equity investment$17,687 $16,546 $19,867 $24,065 
 
 

Supplemental Non-GAAP Disclosures

      
Adjusted EBITDAThree Months EndedSix Months Ended
(in thousands)June 30,June 30,
2013  20122013  2012
Income from continuing operations, net of tax$10,211$9,722$8,687$14,233
Add (Deduct):
Loss from associated company, net of tax4383,275
Tax provision7,0386,8247,9059,832
Interest expense1,6414,35010,0878,199
Unrealized (gain) loss on embedded derivatives related to sub-notes(1,117)793(1,758)
Non-cash derivative and hedge gain on precious metal contracts(1,372)(495)(1,726)(752)
Non-cash adjustment to precious metal inventory valued at LIFO(1,083)(839)(1,433)(286)
Depreciation and amortization3,9343,2887,8506,773
Non-cash pension expense1,3946522,6681,264
Non-cash stock-based compensation1,2131,2532,4031,941
Other items, net890 21 1,413 321 
Adjusted EBITDA$24,304 $23,659 $41,922 $39,767 
 

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measurements

The financial data contained in this press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measurements as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including "Adjusted EBITDA." The Company is presenting Adjusted EBITDA because it believes that it provides useful information to investors about HNH, its business, and its financial condition. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as income or loss from continuing operations before the effects of gains or losses from investment in associated company, realized and unrealized gains or losses on derivatives, interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization, LIFO liquidation gains or losses, and non-cash pension expense, and excludes certain non-recurring and non-cash items. The Company believes Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors because it is one of the measures used by the Company's Board of Directors and management to evaluate its business, including in internal management reporting, budgeting, and forecasting processes, in comparing operating results across the business, as an internal profitability measure, as a component in evaluating the ability and the desirability of making capital expenditures and significant acquisitions, and as an element in determining executive compensation.

However, Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP"), and the items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing financial performance. Therefore, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered a substitute for net income or cash flows from operating, investing, or financing activities. Because Adjusted EBITDA is calculated before recurring cash charges, including realized and unrealized losses on derivatives, interest expense, and taxes, and is not adjusted for capital expenditures or other recurring cash requirements of the business, it should not be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to invest in the growth of the business. There are a number of material limitations to the use of Adjusted EBITDA as an analytical tool, including the following:

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect gains or losses from the Company's investment in associated company;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company's net realized and unrealized gains and losses on derivatives and any LIFO liquidations of its precious metal inventory;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company's interest expense;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company's tax provision or the cash requirements to pay its taxes;
  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash expenses in the period recorded, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the cash requirements for such replacement;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include non-cash charges for pension expense and stock-based compensation;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include discontinued operations; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include certain other non-recurring and non-cash items.

The Company compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on its U.S. GAAP financial measures and by using Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental information. The Company believes that consideration of Adjusted EBITDA, together with a careful review of its U.S. GAAP financial measures, is the most informed method of analyzing HNH.

The Company reconciles Adjusted EBITDA to income or loss from continuing operations, net of tax, and that reconciliation is set forth above. Because Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP and is susceptible to varying calculations, Adjusted EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. Revenues and expenses are measured in accordance with the policies and procedures described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.

About Handy & Harman Ltd.

Handy & Harman Ltd. is a diversified manufacturer of engineered niche industrial products with leading market positions in many of the markets it serves. Through its wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, HNH focuses on high margin products and innovative technology and serves customers across a wide range of end markets. HNH's diverse product offerings are marketed throughout the United States and internationally.

HNH's companies are organized into five businesses: Joining Materials, Tubing, Building Materials, Arlon, and Kasco. The Building Materials segment was formerly known as the Engineered Materials segment.

The Company sells its products and services through direct sales forces, distributors, and manufacturer's representatives. HNH serves a diverse customer base, including the construction, electronics, telecommunications, transportation, utility, medical, semiconductor, aerospace, military electronics, and automotive markets. Other markets served include blade products and repair services for the food industry.

The Company is based in White Plains, N.Y., and its common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol HNH. Website: www.handyharman.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "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, that reflect HNH's current expectations and projections about its future results, performance, prospects, and opportunities. HNH has tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words such as "may," "should," "expect," "hope," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "plan," "estimate," and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause its actual results, performance, prospects, or opportunities in 2013 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These factors include, without limitation, HNH's need for additional financing and the terms and conditions of any financing that is consummated, customers' acceptance of its new and existing products, the risk that the Company will not be able to compete successfully, the possible volatility of the Company's stock price, and the potential fluctuation in its operating results. Although HNH believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable and achievable, such statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, and no assurance can be given that the actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Investors should read carefully the factors described in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's filings with the SEC, including the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, for information regarding risk factors that could affect the Company's results. Except as otherwise required by Federal securities laws, HNH undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances, or any other reason.



For Handy & Harman Ltd.
James F. McCabe, Jr., 212-520-2300
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
JMcCabe@steelpartners.com

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