Kaman Reports 2016 Second Quarter Results

July 28, 2016

Second Quarter 2016 Highlights:

  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.59, $0.64 adjusted*
  • Aerospace sales growth of 30%; 16.5% operating profit margin, 18.2% adjusted*
  • Distribution operating profit margin of 4.8%, a 120 bps increase over the first quarter

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 28, 2016-- Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) today reported financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended July 1, 2016.

  Table 1. Summary of Financial Results        
  In thousands except per share amounts     For the Three Months Ended
        July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
  Change
  Net sales:              
  Distribution     $ 286,052     $ 304,050     $ (17,998 )
  Aerospace     184,590     142,274     42,316  
  Net sales     $ 470,642     $ 446,324     $ 24,318  
                 
  Operating income:              
  Distribution     $ 13,807     $ 15,403     $ (1,596 )
  % of sales     4.8 %   5.1 %   (0.3 )%
  Aerospace     30,461     29,153     1,308  
  % of sales     16.5 %   20.5 %   (4.0 )%
  Net gain (loss) on sale of assets     (14 )   432     (446 )
  Corporate expense     (14,407 )   (14,557 )   150  
  Operating income     $ 29,847     $ 30,431     $ (584 )
                 
  Adjusted EBITDA*:              
  Net earnings     $ 16,495     $ 21,691     $ (5,196 )
  Adjustments     24,946     17,953     6,993  
  Adjusted EBITDA*     $ 41,441     $ 39,644     $ 1,797  
  % of sales     8.8 %   8.9 %   (0.1 )%
                 
  Diluted earnings per share     $ 0.59     $ 0.77     $ (0.18 )
  Adjustments     0.05     (0.14 )   0.19  
  Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share*     $ 0.64     $ 0.63     $ 0.01  
                             

Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased with our performance for the second quarter, where we delivered GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.59 or $0.64* when measured on an adjusted basis. Net earnings, when compared to the prior year, were lower largely due to a $4.4 million tax benefit in the prior year and $1.5 million of acquisition related costs, net of tax, recorded in the second quarter of 2016. Adjusted EBITDA* for the quarter increased to $41.4 million, a 4.5% increase over the prior year, including $2.3 million of pretax expenses related to our recent acquisitions.

At Distribution, we achieved operating margin for the quarter of 4.8%, despite continued weakness in the industrial economy and its impact on top line performance, primarily due to our cost control efforts and productivity initiatives. On a sequential basis, we continue to see improved margin performance, with a 120 bps improvement when compared to the first quarter, our second straight quarter of operating margin improvement of at least 100 bps.

Aerospace sales increased approximately 30%, or 27% when adjusted to eliminate the $4.3 million in sales recorded in connection with the settlement received on our Bell AH-1Z program. Deliveries of the JPF to foreign militaries led our organic sales growth of 17%, while our 2015 acquisitions contributed $18.1 million in sales for the quarter. Integration of these acquired businesses is on track and we expect these acquisitions to be accretive to GAAP diluted earnings per share for the second half."

Chief Financial Officer,
Robert D. Starr, commented, “At Distribution we delivered a strong quarter with operating income increasing 31.9% when compared to the first quarter of 2016, on flat organic sales per sales day. When compared to the prior year, Organic Sales per Sales Day decreased 7.7% reflecting continued weakness in the industrial economy. Our cost control measures combined with productivity initiatives allowed us to largely mitigate the negative impact of deleveraging normally associated with this level of decline in organic sales. Aerospace performance illustrates the importance of a diversified product portfolio with our JPF and specialty bearings products delivering strong results; and despite lower than expected performance from our structures programs, we continue to target new opportunities and focus on improving operational performance in this area of our business.

As we look to the second half of 2016, we are revising our outlook for both segments. At Distribution, our daily sales have stabilized giving us confidence to hold the low end of the previously reported sales range; however, we are lowering the top end of our sales range by $15.0 million to $1,150.0 million, as a result of the continued softness in the industrial economy. Based on our sequential operating margin improvement at Distribution over the first half of 2016, we are increasing our operating margin expectations for the full year, raising the low end of our range by 10 bps to 4.5% and the high end of the range by 20 bps to 4.8%.

At Aerospace, we are raising the lower end of our sales range by $10.0 million to $710.0 million and the high end of our range by $5.0 million to $725.0 million, due to the increased visibility we have halfway through the year. We are reducing our operating margin expectations for the segment to 16.8% to 17.1% from 17.5% to 17.8%, and on an adjusted basis*, reflecting the $5.5 million of acquisition and integration costs, to 17.6% to 17.9% from the previously disclosed 18.3% to 18.6%. The downward revision of our operating margin outlook is primarily due to underperformance on a number of our structures programs.

Moving to the cadence of our quarterly earnings, we expect to record approximately 35-40% of our full year net earnings in the fourth quarter.

Finally, we have modified our use of certain Non-GAAP financial measures, their definitions and policies regarding the use of these measures based upon the new interpretations relative to the use of Non-GAAP financial measures issued by the SEC during the second quarter. These revisions, primarily in our outlook for 2016, do not change the underlying results of our business or our expectations for our performance for the year."

2016 Outlook

We have adjusted our outlook to address the revised interpretations issued by the SEC during the second quarter relative to the use of Non-GAAP financial measures. We have removed our guidance for Adjusted EBITDA from our outlook for each of our segments and are disclosing our expectations for depreciation and amortization expense. We intend to present our outlook in this adjusted manner in the future. This change provides users additional information that management believes will allow them to make any adjustments they feel appropriate to account for the impact of these non-cash expenses on the performance of our segments. Our revised 2016 outlook is as follows:

  • Distribution:
    • Sales of $1,125.0 million to $1,150.0 million
    • Operating margins of 4.5% to 4.8%
    • Depreciation and amortization expense of $16.5 million
  • Aerospace:
    • Sales of $710.0 million to $725.0 million
    • Operating margins of 16.8% to 17.1%, or Adjusted operating margin* of 17.6% to 17.9%, when adjusted for $5.5 million of transaction and integration costs in 2016 associated with the 2015 acquisitions
    • Depreciation and amortization expense of $24.5 million
  • Interest expense of approximately $16.0 million
  • Corporate expenses of approximately $55.0 million
  • Estimated annualized tax rate of approximately 34.5%
  • Consolidated depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $45.0 million
  • Capital expenditures of $30.0 million to $40.0 million
  • Cash flows from operations in the range of $80.0 million to $100.0 million; Free Cash Flow* in the range of $50.0 million to $60.0 million

Please see the MD&A section of the Company's SEC Form 10-Q filed concurrent with the issuance of this release for greater detail on our results and various company programs.

A conference call has been scheduled for tomorrow, July 29, 2016, at 8:30 AM ET. Listeners may access the call live by telephone at (866) 291-5954 and from outside the U.S. at (412) 455-6203 using the Conference ID: 17964928; or, via the Internet at www.kaman.com. A replay will also be available two hours after the call and can be accessed at (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 using the Conference ID: 17964928. In its discussion, management may include certain non-GAAP financial measures related to company performance. If so, a reconciliation of that information to GAAP will be provided in this release.

Table 2. Summary of Segment Information (in thousands)                
    For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended
    July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
  July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
Net sales:                
Distribution   $ 286,052     $ 304,050     $ 574,716     $ 615,521  
Aerospace   184,590     142,274     347,124     273,585  
Net sales   $ 470,642     $ 446,324     $ 921,840     $ 889,106  
                 
Operating income:                
Distribution   $ 13,807     $ 15,403     $ 24,276     $ 28,367  
Aerospace   30,461     29,153     51,758     50,974  
Net gain (loss) on sale of assets   (14 )   432     14     405  
Corporate expense   (14,407 )   (14,557 )   (27,851 )   (26,985 )
Operating income   $ 29,847     $ 30,431     $ 48,197     $ 52,761  
                                 
Table 3. Depreciation and Amortization by Segment (in thousands)              
  For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended
  July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
  July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
Depreciation and Amortization:              
Distribution              
Depreciation $ 2,375     $ 2,060     $ 4,213     $ 4,159
Amortization 1,963     2,027     3,928     4,101
Total $ 4,338     $ 4,087     $ 8,141     $ 8,260
Aerospace              
Depreciation $ 3,892     $ 2,981     $ 7,652     $ 6,011
Amortization 2,059     865     4,097     1,709
Total $ 5,951     $ 3,846     $ 11,749     $ 7,720
Corporate              
Depreciation $ 922     $ 836     $ 1,860     $ 1,759
Amortization 383     444     764     844
Total $ 1,305     $ 1,280     $ 2,624     $ 2,603
               
Consolidated Total $ 11,594     $ 9,213     $ 22,514     $ 18,583
                             

Non-GAAP Measures Disclosure

During the second quarter of 2016 the SEC issued revised interpretations on the use of Non-GAAP financial measures. In order to comply with the revised interpretations, Management made certain modifications to its use of Non-GAAP financial measures, specifically, but not limited to, modifying the definition of Adjusted EBTIDA to change the starting point for the reconciliation from Operating Income to Net Earnings and note the inclusion of Other Expense, net as an add back for this calculation. Additionally, we are now including the pre-tax value and tax effect of adjustments to net earnings for the purpose of calculating Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share.

Management believes that the Non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) financial measures indicated by an asterisk (*) used in this release or in other disclosures provide 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 - Organic Sales is defined as "Net Sales" less sales derived from acquisitions completed during the preceding twelve months. We believe that this measure provides management and investors with a more complete understanding of underlying operating results and trends of established, ongoing operations by excluding the effect of acquisitions, which can obscure underlying trends. We also believe that presenting Organic Sales separately for our segments provides management and investors with useful information about the trends of our segments and enables a more direct comparison to other businesses and companies in similar industries. Management recognizes that the term "Organic Sales" may be interpreted differently by other companies and under different circumstances. No other adjustments were made during the three-month and six-month fiscal periods ended July 1, 2016, and July 3, 2015. The following table illustrates the calculation of Organic Sales using the GAAP measure, "Net Sales".

Table 4. Organic Sales (in thousands)        
    For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended
    July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
  July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
Distribution                
Net sales   $ 286,052     $ 304,050     $ 574,716     $ 615,521

Less: Acquisition Sales

  894     12,798     3,553     42,795
Organic Sales   $ 285,158     $ 291,252     $ 571,163     $ 572,726
Aerospace                
Net sales   $ 184,590     $ 142,274     $ 347,124     $ 273,585

Less: Acquisition Sales

  18,089         35,381    
Organic Sales   $ 166,501     $ 142,274     $ 311,743     $ 273,585
Consolidated                
Net sales   $ 470,642     $ 446,324     $ 921,840     $ 889,106

Less: Acquisition Sales

  18,983     $ 12,798     38,934     $ 42,795
Organic Sales   $ 451,659     $ 433,526     $ 882,906     $ 846,311
                               

Organic Sales per Sales Day - Organic Sales per Sales Day is defined as GAAP "Net sales of the Distribution segment" less sales derived from acquisitions completed during the preceding twelve months divided by the number of Sales Days in a given period. Sales days ("Sales Days") are the days that the Distribution segment's branch locations were open for business and exclude weekends and holidays. Management believes Organic Sales per Sales Day provides an important perspective on how net sales may be impacted by the number of days the segment is open for business and provides a basis for comparing periods in which the number of sales days differs.

The following table illustrates the calculation of Organic Sales per Sales Day using “Net sales: Distribution” from the “Segment and Geographic Information” footnote in the “Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements” included in the Company's Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 28, 2016. Sales from acquisitions are classified as organic beginning with the thirteenth month following the acquisition. Prior period information is adjusted to reflect acquisition sales for that period as organic sales when calculating the change in Organic Sales per Sales Day.

Table 5. Distribution - Organic Sales Per Sales Day (in thousands, except days)                
    For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended
    July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
  July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
Current period                
Net sales   $ 286,052     $ 304,050     $ 574,716     $ 615,521  
Acquisition sales (1)   894     12,798     3,553     42,795  
Organic sales   285,158     291,252     571,163     572,726  
Sales days   64     63     129     129  
Organic Sales per Sales Day for the current period a $ 4,456     $ 4,623     $ 4,428     $ 4,440  
                 
Prior period                
Net sales from the prior year   $ 304,050     $ 298,115     $ 615,521     $ 557,011  
Sales days from the prior year   63     64     129     126  
Sales per sales day from the prior year b $ 4,826     $ 4,658     $ 4,771     $ 4,421  
                 
% change (a-b)÷b (7.7 )%   (0.8 )%   (7.2 )%   0.4 %
                         
Table 6. Distribution - Sales Days                  
      First Quarter   Second Quarter   Third Quarter   Fourth Quarter
Distribution Sales Days                  
2016 sales days by quarter     65   64   63   61
2015 sales days by quarter     66   63   64   60
                   

Adjusted EBITDA - Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net earnings before interest, taxes, other expense (income), net, and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA differs from net earnings, as calculated in accordance with GAAP, in that it excludes interest expense, net, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization and other expense, net. We have made numerous investments in our business, such as acquisitions and capital expenditures, including facility improvements, new machinery and equipment, improvements to our information technology infrastructure and new ERP systems, which we believe we have adjusted for in Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA also does not give effect to cash used for debt service requirements and thus does not reflect funds available for distributions, reinvestments or other discretionary uses. Management believes Adjusted EBITDA provides an additional perspective on the operating results of the organization and its earnings capacity and helps improve the comparability of our results between periods because it provides a view of our operations that excludes items that management believes are not reflective of the operating performance, such as items traditionally removed from net earnings in the calculation of EBITDA as well as Other Expense, net. Adjusted EBITDA is not presented as an alternative measure of operating performance, as determined in accordance with GAAP. No other adjustments were made during the three-month and six-month fiscal periods ended July 1, 2016, and July 3, 2015. The following table illustrates the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA using GAAP measures, "Net Earnings", "Interest Expense, net", "Income Tax Expense", "Depreciation and Amortization" and "Other Expense, net".

Table 7. Adjusted EBITDA (in thousands)      
  For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended
  July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
  July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
Adjusted EBITDA              
Consolidated Results              
Sales $ 470,642     $ 446,324     $ 921,840     $ 889,106  
               
Net earnings $ 16,495     $ 21,691     $ 26,272     $ 34,440  
               
Interest expense, net $ 3,988     $ 3,222     $ 7,795     $ 6,549  
Income tax expense 8,875     5,519     13,555     11,837  
Other expense (income), net 489     (1 )   575     (65 )
Depreciation and amortization 11,594     9,213     22,514     18,583  
Adjustments $ 24,946     $ 17,953     $ 44,439     $ 36,904  
               
Adjusted EBITDA $ 41,441     $ 39,644     $ 70,711     $ 71,344  
Adjusted EBITDA margin 8.8 %   8.9 %   7.7 %   8.0 %
                       

Free Cash Flow - Free Cash Flow is defined as GAAP “Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities” in a period less “Expenditures for property, plant & equipment” in the same period. Management believes Free Cash Flow provides an important perspective on our ability to generate cash from our business operations and, as such, that it is an important financial measure for use in evaluating the Company's financial performance. Free Cash Flow should not be viewed as representing the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures such as dividends to shareholders or acquisitions, as it may exclude certain mandatory expenditures such as repayment of maturing debt and other contractual obligations. 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 operating activities” and “Expenditures for property, plant & equipment”, GAAP measures from the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows included in this release.

Table 8. Free Cash Flow (in thousands)            
   

For the Six
Months Ended

 

For the Three
Months Ended

 

For the Three
Months Ended

    July 1,
2016
  April 1,
2016
  July 1,
2016
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 25,352     $ 5,727     $ 19,625  
Expenditures for property, plant & equipment   (15,348 )   (7,624 )   (7,724 )
Free Cash Flow   $ 10,004     $ (1,897 )   $ 11,901  
                         
Table 9. Free Cash Flow - 2016 Outlook (in millions)         2016 Outlook
Free Cash Flow:              
Net cash provided by operating activities         $ 80.0  

 to 

$ 100.0
Expenditures for property, plant and equipment         30.0  

 to 

40.0
Free Cash Flow         $ 50.0  

 to 

$ 60.0
                     

Debt to Capitalization Ratio - Debt to Capitalization Ratio is calculated by dividing debt by capitalization. Debt is defined as GAAP “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 Ratio is a measurement of financial leverage and provides an insight into the financial structure of the Company and its financial strength. The following table illustrates the calculation of Debt to Capitalization Ratio using GAAP measures from the condensed consolidated balance sheets included in this release.

Table 10. Debt to Capitalization Ratio (in thousands)        
    July 1,
2016
  December 31,
2015
Current portion of long-term debt   $ 5,625     $ 5,000  
Long-term debt, excluding current portion   443,118     434,227  
Debt   448,743     439,227  
Total shareholders' equity   564,613     543,077  
Capitalization   $ 1,013,356     $ 982,304  
Debt to Capitalization Ratio   44.3 %   44.7 %
             

Adjusted Net Earnings and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share - Adjusted Net Earnings and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share are defined as GAAP "Net earnings" and "Diluted earnings per share", less items that are not indicative of the operating performance of the business for the periods presented. These items are included in the reconciliation below. Management uses Adjusted Net Earnings and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share to evaluate performance period over period, to analyze the underlying trends in our business and to assess its performance relative to its competitors. We believe that this information is useful for investors and financial institutions seeking to analyze and compare companies on the basis of operating performance.

The following table illustrates the calculation of Adjusted Net Earnings and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share using “Net earnings” and “Diluted earnings per share” from the “Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations” included in the Company's Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 28, 2016.

Table 11. Adjusted Net Earnings and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share        
(In thousands except per share amounts)        
               
  For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended
  July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
  July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
Adjustments to Net Earnings, pre tax              
Acquisition transaction and integration costs $ 2,302     $     $ 4,304     $  
Recognition of tax benefit from tax law changes     (4,402 )       (4,402 )
Severance costs at Distribution     589     347     848  
Adjustments, pre tax $ 2,302     $ (3,813 )   $ 4,651     $ (3,554 )
               
Adjustments to Net Earnings, tax              
Acquisition transaction and integration costs $ 806     $     $ 1,506     $  
Recognition of tax benefit from tax law changes              
Severance costs at Distribution     164     121     255  
Adjustments, tax effect $ 806     $ 164     $ 1,627     $ 255  
               
Adjustments to Net Earnings, net of tax              
GAAP Net earnings, as reported $ 16,495     $ 21,691     $ 26,272     $ 34,440  
Acquisition transaction and integration costs 1,496         2,798      
Recognition of tax benefit from tax law changes     (4,402 )       (4,402 )
Severance costs at Distribution     425     226     593  
Adjusted Net Earnings $ 17,991     $ 17,714     $ 29,296     $ 30,631  
               
Calculation of Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share              
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.59     $ 0.77     $ 0.94     $ 1.23  
Acquisition transaction and integration costs 0.05         0.10      
Recognition of tax benefit from tax law changes     (0.16 )       (0.16 )
Severance costs at Distribution     0.02     0.01     0.02  
Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share $ 0.64     $ 0.63     $ 1.05     $ 1.09  
               
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 27,944     28,098     27,875     27,988  
                       

Adjusted Net Sales and Adjusted Operating Income - Adjusted Net Sales is defined as net sales, less items not indicative of normal sales, such as revenue recorded related to the settlement of claims. Adjusted Operating Income is defined as operating income, less items that are not indicative of the operating performance of the Company's segments or corporate function for the period presented. These items are included in the reconciliation below. Management uses Adjusted Net Sales and Adjusted Operating Income to evaluate performance period over period, to analyze the underlying trends in our segments and corporate function and to assess their performance relative to their competitors. We believe that this information is useful for investors and financial institutions seeking to analyze and compare companies on the basis of operating performance.

The following table illustrates the calculation of Adjusted Operating Income using information found in Note 13, Segment and Geographic Information, to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Company's Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 28, 2016.

Table 12. Adjusted Net Sales and Adjusted Operating Income        
(In thousands)        
    For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended
    July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
  July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
DISTRIBUTION SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME:                
Net Sales   $ 286,052     $ 304,050     $ 574,716     $ 615,521  
GAAP Operating income - Distribution segment   $ 13,807     $ 15,403     $ 24,276     $ 28,367  
% of GAAP net sales   4.8 %   5.1 %   4.2 %   4.6 %
Restructuring and severance costs at Distribution       589     347     848  
Adjusted Operating Income - Distribution segment   $ 13,807     $ 15,992     $ 24,623     $ 29,215  
% of net sales   4.8 %   5.3 %   4.3 %   4.7 %
                 
AEROSPACE SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME:                
Net Sales   $ 184,590     $ 142,274     $ 347,124     $ 273,585  
Settlement of Bell Matter   4,300         4,300      
Adjusted Net Sales   $ 180,290     $ 142,274     $ 342,824     $ 273,585  
GAAP Operating income - Aerospace segment   $ 30,461     $ 29,153     $ 51,758     $ 50,974  
% of GAAP net sales   16.5 %   20.5 %   14.9 %   18.6 %
Acquisition transaction and integration costs   2,302         4,304      
Adjusted Operating Income - Aerospace segment   $ 32,763     $ 29,153     $ 56,062     $ 50,974  
% of net sales   17.7 %   20.5 %   16.2 %   18.6 %
% of adjusted net sales   18.2 %   20.5 %   16.4 %   18.6 %
                 
CONSOLIDATED OPERATING INCOME:                
Net Sales   $ 470,642     $ 446,324     $ 921,840     $ 889,106  
Settlement of Bell Matter   4,300         4,300      
Adjusted Net Sales   $ 466,342     $ 446,324     $ 917,540     $ 889,106  
GAAP - Operating income   $ 29,847     $ 30,431     $ 48,197     $ 52,761  
Acquisition transaction and integration costs   2,302         4,304      
Restructuring and severance costs at Distribution      

589

    347     848  
Adjusted Operating Income   $ 32,149     $

31,020

    $ 52,848     $ 53,609  
% of net sales   6.8 %  

7.0

%   5.7 %   6.0 %
% of adjusted net sales   6.9 %  

7.0

%   5.8 %   6.0 %
                         

The following table reconciles our GAAP operating margin outlook for Aerospace for 2016 to our Adjusted Operating Margin outlook for Aerospace for 2016:

Table 13. Adjusted Operating Income - Outlook        
    2016 Outlook
Adjusted Operating Income - Outlook   Low End of Range   High End of Range
Aerospace        
Net Sales - Outlook   $ 710.0  

 to 

$ 725.0  
         
Operating income - Outlook  

119.5

 

 to 

124.3

 
GAAP operating margin - outlook   16.8 %

 to 

17.1 %
Transaction and integration costs   5.5  

 to 

5.5  
Transaction and integration costs as a percentage of sales   0.8 %

 to 

0.8 %
Adjusted Operating Income - Outlook   $

125.0

 

 to 

$

129.8

 
Adjusted Operating Margin - Outlook   17.6 %

 to 

17.9 %
             

About Kaman Corporation

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 markets proprietary aircraft bearings and components; super precision, miniature ball bearings; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft; safe and arming solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; restoration, modification and support of our SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters; manufacture and support of our K-MAX® manned and unmanned medium-to-heavy lift helicopters; and engineering design, analysis and certification services. The company is a leading distributor of industrial parts, and operates approximately 240 customer service centers and five distribution centers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. 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.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements also may be included in other publicly available documents issued by the Company and in oral statements made by our officers and representatives from time to time. These forward-looking statements are intended to provide management's current expectations or plans for our future operating and financial performance, based on assumptions currently believed to be valid. They can be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "goal," "seek," "believe," "project," "estimate," "expect," "strategy," "future," "likely," "may," "should," "would," "could," "will" and other words of similar meaning in connection with a discussion of future operating or financial performance. Examples of forward looking statements include, among others, statements relating to future sales, earnings, cash flows, results of operations, uses of cash and other measures of financial performance.

Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others: (i) changes in domestic and foreign economic and competitive conditions in markets served by the Company, particularly the defense, commercial aviation and industrial production markets; (ii) changes in government and customer priorities and requirements (including cost-cutting initiatives, government and customer shut-downs, the potential deferral of awards, terminations or reductions of expenditures to respond to the priorities of Congress and the Administration, or budgetary cuts resulting from Congressional actions or automatic sequestration); (iii) changes in geopolitical conditions in countries where the Company does or intends to do business; (iv) the successful conclusion of competitions for government programs (including new, follow-on and successor programs) and thereafter successful contract negotiations with government authorities (both foreign and domestic) for the terms and conditions of the programs; (v) the existence of standard government contract provisions permitting renegotiation of terms and termination for the convenience of the government; (vi) the successful resolution of government inquiries or investigations relating to our businesses and programs; (vii) risks and uncertainties associated with the successful implementation and ramp up of significant new programs, including the ability to manufacture the products to the detailed specifications required and recover start-up costs and other investments in the programs; (viii) potential difficulties associated with variable acceptance test results, given sensitive production materials and extreme test parameters; (ix) the receipt and successful execution of production orders under the Company's existing U.S. government JPF contract, including the exercise of all contract options and receipt of orders from allied militaries, but excluding any next generation programmable fuze programs, as all have been assumed in connection with goodwill impairment evaluations; (x) the continued support of the existing K-MAX® helicopter fleet, including sale of existing K-MAX® spare parts inventory and the receipt of orders for new aircraft sufficient to recover our investment in the restart of the K-MAX® production line; (xi) the accuracy of current cost estimates associated with environmental remediation activities; (xii) the profitable integration of acquired businesses into the Company's operations; (xiii) the ability to implement our ERP systems in a cost-effective and efficient manner, limiting disruption to our business, and allowing us to capture their planned benefits while maintaining an adequate internal control environment; (xiv) changes in supplier sales or vendor incentive policies; (xv) the effects of price increases or decreases; (xvi) the effects of pension regulations, pension plan assumptions, pension plan asset performance, future contributions and the pension freeze; (xvii) future levels of indebtedness and capital expenditures; (xviii) the continued availability of raw materials and other commodities in adequate supplies and the effect of increased costs for such items; (xix) the effects of currency exchange rates and foreign competition on future operations; (xx) changes in laws and regulations, taxes, interest rates, inflation rates and general business conditions; (xxi) the effects, if any, of the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union; (xxii) future repurchases and/or issuances of common stock; (xxiii) the incurrence of unanticipated restructuring costs or the failure to realize anticipated savings or benefits from past or future expense reduction actions; and (xxiv) other risks and uncertainties set forth herein and in our 2015 Form 10-K.

Any forward-looking information provided in this release should be considered with these factors in mind. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this report.

 

KAMAN CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited)

         
    For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended
    July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
  July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
Net sales   $ 470,642     $ 446,324     $ 921,840     $ 889,106  
Cost of sales   326,876     314,372     643,644     629,243  
Gross profit   143,766     131,952     278,196     259,863  
Selling, general and administrative expenses   113,905     101,953     230,013     207,507  
Net (gain) loss on sale of assets   14     (432 )   (14 )   (405 )
Operating income   29,847     30,431     48,197     52,761  
Interest expense, net   3,988     3,222     7,795     6,549  
Other expense, net   489     (1 )   575     (65 )
Earnings before income taxes   25,370     27,210     39,827     46,277  
Income tax expense   8,875     5,519     13,555     11,837  
Net earnings   $ 16,495     $ 21,691     $ 26,272     $ 34,440  
                 
Earnings per share:                
Basic earnings per share   $ 0.61     $ 0.80     $ 0.97     $ 1.27  
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.59     $ 0.77     $ 0.94     $ 1.23  
                 
Average shares outstanding:                
Basic   27,101     27,240     27,080     27,214  
Diluted   27,944     28,098     27,875     27,988  
Dividends declared per share   $ 0.18     $ 0.18     $ 0.36     $ 0.36  
                                 
 

KAMAN CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts) (unaudited)

         
    July 1,
2016
  December 31,
2015
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 20,210     $ 16,462  
Accounts receivable, net   267,674     238,102  
Inventories   396,738     385,747  
Income tax refunds receivable   1,628     3,591  
Other current assets   31,178     32,133  
Total current assets   717,428     676,035  
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $214,867 and $202,648, respectively   176,428     175,586  
Goodwill   347,892     352,710  
Other intangible assets, net   136,667     144,763  
Deferred income taxes   63,573     66,815  
Other assets   23,519     23,702  
Total assets   $ 1,465,507     $ 1,439,611  
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity        
Current liabilities:        
Current portion of long-term debt   $ 5,625     $ 5,000  
Accounts payable – trade   131,838     121,044  
Accrued salaries and wages   42,437     40,284  
Advances on contracts   14,997     11,274  
Other accruals and payables   63,238     58,761  
Income taxes payable   717     326  
Total current liabilities   258,852     236,689  
Long-term debt, excluding current portion   443,118     434,227  
Deferred income taxes   7,393     15,207  
Underfunded pension   143,137     158,984  
Other long-term liabilities   48,394     51,427  
Commitments and contingencies        
Shareholders' equity:        
Preferred stock, $1 par value, 200,000 shares authorized; none outstanding        
Common stock, $1 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized; voting; 27,981,573 and 27,735,757 shares issued, respectively   27,982     27,736  
Additional paid-in capital   165,678     156,803  
Retained earnings   537,383     520,865  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (136,805 )   (140,138 )
Less 878,529 and 698,183 shares of common stock, respectively, held in treasury, at cost   (29,625 )   (22,189 )
Total shareholders’ equity   564,613     543,077  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 1,465,507     $ 1,439,611  
                 
 

KAMAN CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands) (unaudited)

 
    For the Six Months Ended
    July 1,
2016
  July 3,
2015
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net earnings   $ 26,272     $ 34,440  
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization   22,514     18,583  
Accretion of convertible notes discount   1,058     1,004  
Provision for doubtful accounts   672     1,103  
Net gain on sale of assets   (14 )   (405 )
Net loss on derivative instruments   588     251  
Stock compensation expense   3,622     4,024  
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation arrangements   (197 )   (312 )
Deferred income taxes   (928 )   (3,993 )
Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions/divestitures:        
Accounts receivable   (30,735 )   3,748  
Inventories   (12,416 )   (7,285 )
Income tax refunds receivable   1,967      
Other current assets   640     (4,500 )
Accounts payable - trade   11,448     16,184  
Accrued contract losses   693     (111 )
Advances on contracts   3,723     4,152  
Other accruals and payables   9,479     (9,152 )
Income taxes payable   (211 )   (1,206 )
Pension liabilities   (9,549 )   (6,150 )
Other long-term liabilities   (3,274 )   (3,020 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   25,352     47,355  
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Proceeds from sale of assets   176     551  
Expenditures for property, plant & equipment   (15,348 )   (13,475 )
Acquisition of businesses (net of cash acquired)   (5,681 )   (11,556 )
Other, net   (133 )   (536 )
Cash used in investing activities   (20,986 )   (25,016 )
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Net borrowings (repayments) under revolving credit agreements   14,029     (27,711 )
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt       100,000  
Debt repayment   (2,500 )   (81,250 )
Net change in book overdraft   47     (2,614 )
Proceeds from exercise of employee stock awards   5,085     3,262  
Purchase of treasury shares   (7,022 )   (4,162 )
Dividends paid   (9,744 )   (9,236 )
Debt issuance costs       (1,348 )
Other   (163 )   (52 )
Windfall tax benefit   197     312  
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities   (71 )   (22,799 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   4,295     (460 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (547 )   (427 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   16,462     12,411  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 20,210     $ 11,524  

 

Source: Kaman Corp.

Kaman Corp.
Eric Remington, 860-243-6334
V.P., Investor Relations
Eric.Remington@kaman.com