Kaman Reports 2017 Third Quarter Results

October 26, 2017

Third Quarter Highlights:

  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.58; Adjusted diluted earnings per share* of $0.69
  • Net earnings of $16.3 million; Adjusted EBITDA* of $45.5 million, 10.2% of Net sales
  • Distribution operating margin of 5.0%
  • Aerospace operating margin of 17.8%, Adjusted operating margin* of 19.2%

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. -- Oct. 26, 2017 -- Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) today reported financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended September 29, 2017.

             
Table 1. Summary of Financial Results (unaudited)            
In thousands except per share amounts   For the Three Months Ended
   

September 29,
2017

 

September 30,
2016

  Change
Net sales:            
Distribution   $ 267,641     $ 274,388     $ (6,747 )
Aerospace   179,405     179,086     319  
Net sales   $ 447,046     $ 453,474     $ (6,428 )
             
Operating income:            
Distribution   $ 13,369     $ 11,872     $ 1,497  
% of sales   5.0 %   4.3 %   0.7 %
Aerospace   31,877     29,616     2,261  
% of sales   17.8 %   16.5 %   1.3 %
Net gain (loss) on sale of assets   212     (24 )   236  
Corporate expense   (15,160 )   (10,402 )   (4,758 )
Operating income   $ 30,298     $ 31,062     $ (764 )
             
Adjusted EBITDA*:            
Net earnings   $ 16,280     $ 17,455     $ (1,175 )
Adjustments   29,242     25,330     3,912  
Adjusted EBITDA*   $ 45,522     $ 42,785     $ 2,737  
% of sales   10.2 %   9.4 %   0.8 %
             
Earnings per share:            
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.58     $ 0.62     $ (0.04 )
Adjustments   0.11     0.02     0.09  
Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share*   $ 0.69     $ 0.64     $ 0.05  
                         

Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our results for the third quarter reflect continued improvement in operating results and underscore the importance of our investments to support key product platforms and programs.

During the quarter, Distribution delivered operating margin of 5.0%, a 70 basis point increase over the prior year. The actions we have taken to drive improved profitability continue to benefit the segment and provide additional opportunity for margin expansion.

At Aerospace, we saw sequential improvement in operating margins, as we began deliveries of our JPF direct commercial sales order during the period and are positioned to meet our customer requirements for the year. We continue the effort to market our K-MAX® helicopter and have strong prospects from domestic and international customers. With the recent contract award from Columbia Basin we now have ten K-MAX® aircraft committed to customers. Sales for our bearings products remain strong, led by our high precision miniature bearings and our traditional airframe bearings. The contributions from our bearings products, fuze programs, and K-MAX® helicopter emphasize the importance of the investments we have made in these areas.

As mentioned in prior quarters, we have improved the performance of our structures programs, which have resulted in a significant increase in profitability. These actions, coupled with our recently announced restructuring plan, provide us confidence in the continued improvement in these programs.

As we look ahead to the fourth quarter, we expect the investments in our programs and productivity initiatives to continue to drive improved performance at both segments as we deliver on our JPF DCS contract, continue the ramp in sales for our bearings products and return to organic sales growth at Distribution."

Chief Financial Officer,
Robert D. Starr, commented, "Our performance in the third quarter is a continuation of the sequential improvements we anticipated for 2017. Aerospace performance was led by deliveries of our higher margin JPF DCS program, sequential improvement in our specialty bearings product lines and improved performance in our structures programs. Distribution continues to maintain cost controls and delivered strong operating margins.

Moving to our outlook for 2017, as a result of our top line performance through the first nine months of the year, we are revising our expectations for Distribution sales and operating margin. We now expect our sales outlook at Distribution for the full year of $1,080 million to $1,100 million, resulting in a tightening of the top end of our operating margin expectations to 5.0% to 5.1%.

We are modestly lowering our expectations for the high end of our full year sales range for Aerospace. As we have mentioned previously our expectation for Aerospace assumes a significant number of deliveries for our JPF DCS program in the fourth quarter. We continue to see strong demand for the JPF and are pursuing a number of DCS and USG opportunities, including Options 13 and 14 for which we have been authorized to begin long lead procurement. Due to the anticipated costs associated with our aerospace restructuring we have revised our expectations for Aerospace operating margin to 16.3% to 16.6%, or 16.8% to 17.1% when adjusted for these costs. The mid-point of Aerospace's operating profit outlook remains essentially unchanged from our prior expectations when adjusted for the restructuring charges.

Our expectations for Corporate expense have been revised to account for the $2.1 million of costs associated with a senior executive retirement incurred in the third quarter. We now expect Corporate expense of approximately $57.0 million, or approximately $55.0 million, when adjusted for these costs.

Our expectations for the full year tax rate have been adjusted to 37.0%. This reflects projected foreign losses, including restructuring charges, for which no tax benefit has been provided.

Additionally, we are increasing our expectation for interest expense to $20.0 million, based on higher than expected average borrowings, and lowering our expectation for capital expenditures to $30.0 million based on our anticipated spend in the fourth quarter.

Finally, we generated $44.0 million in cash flows from operations during the quarter, leading to $39.3 million of Free Cash Flow* for the period. We are maintaining our Free Cash Flow outlook for 2017 in the range of $70 million to $100 million; however, achievement at the top end of the range will depend on the timing of shipments and collections in the fourth quarter."

2017 Outlook

Our revised 2017 outlook is as follows:

  • Distribution:
    • Sales of $1,080.0 million to $1,100.0 million
    • Operating margins of 5.0% to 5.1%
    • Depreciation and amortization expense of $16.0 million
  • Aerospace:
    • Sales of $730.0 million to $745.0 million
    • Operating margins of 16.3% to 16.6%, or 16.8% to 17.1% when adjusted for the $4.0 million in anticipated restructuring costs
    • Depreciation and amortization expense of $23.0 million
  • Interest expense of approximately $20.0 million
  • Corporate expenses of approximately $57.0 million, or approximately $55.0 million when adjusted for the $2.1 million of costs associated with the retirement of a senior executive
  • Estimated annualized tax rate of approximately 37.0%
  • Consolidated depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $45.0 million
  • Capital expenditures of approximately $30.0 million
  • Cash flows from operations in the range of $100.0 million to $130.0 million; Free Cash Flow* in the range of $70.0 million to $100.0 million
  • Weighted average diluted shares outstanding of 28.5 million

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

A conference call has been scheduled for tomorrow, October 27, 2017, at 8:30 AM ET. Listeners may access the call live by telephone at (844) 473-0975 and from outside the U.S. at (562) 350-0826 using the Conference ID: 83065239; 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: 83065239. In its discussion, management may reference certain non-GAAP financial measures related to company performance. A reconciliation of that information to the most directly comparable GAAP measures is provided in this release.

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.

                 

Table 2. Summary of Segment
Information (in thousands) (unaudited)

               
    For the Three Months Ended   For the Nine Months Ended
    September 29,
2017
  September 30,
2016
  September 29,
2017
  September 30,
2016
Net sales:                
Distribution   $ 267,641     $ 274,388     $ 817,965     $ 849,104  
Aerospace   179,405     179,086     514,028     526,210  
Net sales   $ 447,046     $ 453,474     $ 1,331,993     $ 1,375,314  
                 
Operating income:                
Distribution   $ 13,369     $ 11,872     $ 40,997     $ 36,148  
Aerospace   31,877     29,616     74,736     81,374  
Net gain (loss) on sale of assets   212     (24 )   217     (10 )
Corporate expense   (15,160 )   (10,402 )   (44,052 )   (38,253 )
Operating income   $ 30,298     $ 31,062     $ 71,898     $ 79,259  
                                 
                 

Table 3. Depreciation and Amortization
by Segment (in thousands) (unaudited)

               
    For the Three Months Ended   For the Nine Months Ended
    September 29,
2017
  September 30,
2016
  September 29,
2017
  September 30,
2016
Depreciation and Amortization:                
Distribution   $ 3,640     $ 3,986     $ 11,535     $ 12,127
Aerospace   6,056     5,946     17,589     17,695
Corporate   914     901     2,795     2,761
Consolidated Total   $ 10,610     $ 10,833     $ 31,919     $ 32,583
                               

Non-GAAP Measures Disclosure

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 impacting 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 nine-month fiscal periods ended September 29, 2017, and September 30, 2016. The following table illustrates the calculation of Organic Sales using the GAAP measure, "Net Sales".

               

Table 4. Organic Sales (in thousands)
(unaudited)

             
    For the Three Months Ended   For the Nine Months Ended
    September 29,
2017
  September 30,
2016
  September 29,
2017
  September 30,
2016
Distribution                  
Net sales   $ 267,641     $ 274,388     $ 817,965     $

849,104

 
Acquisition Sales       1,128         4,681  
Organic Sales   $ 267,641     $ 273,260     $ 817,965     $ 844,423  
Aerospace                  
Net sales   $ 179,405     $ 179,086     $ 514,028     $ 526,210  
Acquisition Sales       18,037         53,418  
Organic Sales   $ 179,405     $ 161,049     $ 514,028     $ 472,792  
Consolidated                  
Net sales   $ 447,046     $ 453,474     $ 1,331,993     $ 1,375,314  
Acquisition Sales       19,165         58,099  
Organic Sales   $ 447,046     $ 434,309     $ 1,331,993     $ 1,317,215  
                                 

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 October 26, 2017. 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) (unaudited)

      For the Three Months Ended     For the Nine Months Ended
        September 29,
2017
    September 30,
2016
    September 29,
2017
    September 30,
2016
Current period                          
Net sales       $ 267,641       $ 274,388       $ 817,965       $ 849,104  
Acquisition sales             1,128             4,681  
Organic sales       267,641       273,260       817,965       844,423  
Sales days       62       63       190       192  
Organic Sales per Sales Day for the current period   a   $ 4,317       $ 4,337       $ 4,305       $ 4,398  
                           
Prior period                          
Net sales from the prior year       $ 274,388       $ 296,312       $ 849,104       $ 911,832  
Sales days from the prior year       63       64       192       193  
Sales per sales day from the prior year   b   $ 4,355       $ 4,630       $ 4,422       $ 4,725  
                           
% change   (a-b)÷b   (0.9 )%     (6.3 )%     (2.6 )%     (6.9 )%
                                   
                                   
Table 6. Distribution - Sales Days                          
       

First
Quarter

   

Second
Quarter

   

Third
Quarter

   

Fourth
Quarter

Distribution Sales Days                          
2017 Sales Days by quarter       64     64     62     62
2016 Sales Days by quarter       65     64     63     61
                           

Adjusted EBITDA - During the third quarter, we modified our definition of Adjusted EBITDA to eliminate items that are not indicative of the operating performance of the Company's segments or corporate function for the periods presented. Management believes this modification to the definition of Adjusted EBITDA will provide greater consistency with the other Non-GAAP measures used by the Company, specifically, Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted Net Earnings and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share. As modified, Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net earnings before interest, taxes, other expense (income), net, depreciation and amortization and certain items that are not indicative of the operating performance of the Company's segments or corporate function for the period presented. 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, other expense (income), net and certain items that are not indicative of the operating performance of the Company's segments or corporate function for the period presented. 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 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 operating performance, such as items traditionally removed from net earnings in the calculation of EBITDA as well as Other expense (income), net and certain items that are not indicative of the operating performance of the Company's segments or corporate function for the period presented. 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 nine-month fiscal periods ended September 29, 2017, and September 30, 2016. Prior period amounts have been adjusted to conform to our revised definition. The following table illustrates the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA using GAAP measures:

             

Table 7. Adjusted EBITDA (in thousands)
(unaudited)

           
    For the Three Months Ended   For the Nine Months Ended
    September 29,
2017
  September 30,
2016
  September 29,
2017
  September 30,
2016
Adjusted EBITDA                
Consolidated Results                
Sales   $ 447,046     $ 453,474     $ 1,331,993     $ 1,375,314  
                 
Net earnings   $ 16,280     $ 17,455     $ 36,029     $ 43,727  
                 
Interest expense, net   $ 5,264     $ 4,165     $ 15,546     $ 11,960  
Income tax expense   9,237     9,774     21,034     23,329  
Other expense (income), net   (483 )   (332 )   (711 )   243  
Depreciation and amortization   10,610     10,833     31,919     32,583  
Other Adjustments:                
Acquisition transaction and integration costs       546         4,850  
Cost associated with senior executive retirement   2,114         2,114      
Restructuring and severance costs   2,500     344     2,500     691  
Adjustments   $ 29,242     $ 25,330     $ 72,402     $ 73,656  
                 
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 45,522     $ 42,785     $ 108,431     $ 117,383  
Adjusted EBITDA margin   10.2 %   9.4 %   8.1 %   8.5 %
                         

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 overall liquidity. The following table illustrates the calculation of Free Cash Flow using “Net cash provided by (used in) 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) (unaudited)

           
   

 

 

 

 

 

   

For the Nine
Months
Ended
September 29,
2017

 

For the Six
Months
Ended
June 30,
2017

 

For the Three
Months
Ended
September 29,
2017

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities   $ 43,834     $ (174 )   $ 44,008  
Expenditures for property, plant & equipment   (19,874 )   (15,196 )   (4,678 )
Free Cash Flow   $ 23,960     $ (15,370 )   $ 39,330  
     
Table 9. Free Cash Flow - 2017 Outlook (in millions)   2017 Outlook
Free Cash Flow:            
Net cash provided by operating activities   $       100.0     to   $       130.0  
Less: Expenditures for property, plant and equipment   (30.0 )   to   (30.0 )
Free Cash Flow   $       70.0     to   $       100.0  
                                 

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” and "Temporary 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)
(unaudited)

       
    September 29,
2017
  December 31,
2016
Current portion of long-term debt, net of debt issuance costs   $ 18,984     $ 119,548  
Long-term debt, excluding current portion, net of debt issuance costs   394,459     296,598  
Debt   $ 413,443     $ 416,146  
Temporary equity, convertible notes   11     1,797  
Total shareholders' equity   618,725     565,787  
Capitalization   $ 1,032,179     $ 983,730  
Debt to Capitalization Ratio   40.1 %   42.3 %
             

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 October 26, 2017.

           
Table 11. Adjusted Net Earnings and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share  
(In thousands except per share amounts) (unaudited)          
    For the Three Months Ended   For the Nine Months Ended
    September 29,
2017
  September 30,
2016
  September 29,
2017
  September 30,
2016
Adjustments to Net Earnings, pre tax                  
Acquisition transaction and integration costs   $     $ 546     $     $ 4,850  
Restructuring and severance costs at Distribution       344         691  
Cost associated with senior executive retirement   2,114         2,114      
Restructuring and severance costs at Aerospace   2,500         2,500      
Adjustments, pre tax   $ 4,614     $ 890     $ 4,614     $ 5,541  
                   
Tax Effect of Adjustments to Net Earnings                  
Acquisition transaction and integration costs   $     $ 191     $     $ 1,697  
Restructuring and severance costs at Distribution       120         242  
Cost associated with senior executive retirement   740         740      
Restructuring and severance costs at Aerospace   875         875      
Tax effect of Adjustments   $ 1,615     $ 311     $ 1,615     $ 1,939  
                   
Adjustments to Net Earnings, net of tax                  
GAAP Net earnings, as reported   $ 16,280     $ 17,455     $ 36,029     $ 43,727  
Acquisition transaction and integration costs       355         3,153  
Restructuring and severance costs at Distribution       224         449  
Cost associated with senior executive retirement   1,374         1,374      
Restructuring and severance costs at Aerospace   1,625         1,625      
Adjusted Net Earnings   $ 19,279     $ 18,034     $ 39,028     $ 47,329  
                   
Calculation of Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share                  
GAAP diluted earnings per share   $ 0.58     $ 0.62     $ 1.27     $ 1.56  
Acquisition transaction and integration costs       0.01         0.11  
Restructuring and severance costs at Distribution       0.01         0.02  
Cost associated with senior executive retirement   0.05    

 

    0.05    

 

 
Restructuring and severance costs at Aerospace   0.06    

 

    0.06    

 

 
Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share   $ 0.69     $ 0.64     $ 1.38     $ 1.69  
                   
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   28,219     28,080     28,319     27,943  
                         

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 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 14, 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 October 26, 2017.

         
Table 12. Adjusted Net Sales and Adjusted Operating Income
(In thousands) (unaudited)        
    For the Three Months Ended   For the Nine Months Ended
    September 29,
2017
  September 30,
2016
  September 29,
2017
  September 30,
2016
DISTRIBUTION SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME:                
Net Sales   $ 267,641     $ 274,388     $ 817,965     $ 849,104  
GAAP Operating income - Distribution segment   $ 13,369     $ 11,872     $ 40,997     $ 36,148  
% of GAAP net sales   5.0 %   4.3 %   5.0 %   4.3 %
Restructuring and severance costs at Distribution       344         691  
Adjusted Operating Income - Distribution segment   $ 13,369     $ 12,216     $ 40,997     $ 36,839  
% of net sales   5.0 %   4.5 %   5.0 %   4.3 %
AEROSPACE SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME:                
Net Sales   $ 179,405     $ 179,086     $ 514,028     $ 526,210  
Adjustments               4,300  
Adjusted Net Sales   $ 179,405     $ 179,086     $ 514,028     $ 521,910  
GAAP Operating income - Aerospace segment   $ 31,877     $ 29,616     $ 74,736     $ 81,374  
% of GAAP net sales   17.8 %   16.5 %   14.5 %   15.5 %
% of Adj. net sales   17.8 %   16.5 %   14.5 %   15.6 %
Acquisition transaction and integration costs       546         4,850  
Restructuring and severance costs   2,500         2,500      
Adjusted Operating Income - Aerospace segment   $ 34,377     $ 30,162     $ 77,236     $ 86,224  
% of GAAP net sales   19.2 %   16.8 %   15.0 %   16.4 %
% of Adj. net sales   19.2 %   16.8 %   15.0 %   16.5 %
CORPORATE EXPENSE:                
GAAP Corporate Expense   $ (15,160 )   $ (10,402 )   $ (44,052 )   $ (38,253 )
Cost of senior executive retirement   2,114         2,114      
Adjusted Corporate Expense   $ (13,046 )   $ (10,402 )   $ (41,938 )   $ (38,253 )
CONSOLIDATED OPERATING INCOME:                
Net Sales   $ 447,046     $ 453,474     $ 1,331,993     $ 1,375,314  
Adjustments               4,300  
Adjusted Net Sales   $ 447,046     $ 453,474     $ 1,331,993     $ 1,371,014  
GAAP - Operating income   $ 30,298     $ 31,062     $ 71,898     $ 79,259  
% of GAAP net sales   6.8 %   6.8 %   5.4 %   5.8 %
% of Adj. net sales   6.8 %   6.8 %   5.4 %   5.8 %
Acquisition transaction and integration costs       546         4,850  
Restructuring and severance costs at Distribution       344         691  
Cost of senior executive retirement   2,114         2,114      
Restructuring and severance costs   2,500         2,500      
Adjusted Operating Income   $ 34,912     $ 31,952     $ 76,512     $ 84,800  
% of GAAP net sales   7.8 %   7.0 %   5.7 %   6.2 %
% of Adj. net sales   7.8 %   7.0 %   5.7 %   6.2 %
                         

The following table reconciles our GAAP operating margin outlook for Aerospace for 2017 to our Adjusted Operating Margin outlook for Aerospace for 2017:

             
Table 13. Adjusted Operating Income - Outlook            
    2017 Outlook
Adjusted Operating Income - Outlook  

Low End of
Range

     

High End of
Range

Aerospace            
Net Sales - Outlook   $       730.0     to   $      

745.0

 
             
Operating income - Outlook   118.6     to   123.4  
GAAP operating margin - outlook   16.3 %   to   16.6 %

Restructuring and severance costs

  4.0     to   4.0  

Restructuring and severance costs as a percentage of sales

  0.5 %   to   0.5 %
Adjusted Operating Income - Outlook   $       122.6     to   $       127.4  
Adjusted Operating Margin - Outlook   16.8 %   to   17.1 %
                 

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 timely receipt of any necessary export approvals and/or other licenses or authorizations from the U.S. Government; (vi) timely satisfaction or fulfillment of material contractual conditions precedents in customer purchase orders, contracts, or similar arrangements; (vii) the existence of standard government contract provisions permitting renegotiation of terms and termination for the convenience of the government; (viii) the successful resolution of government inquiries or investigations relating to our businesses and programs; (ix) 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; (x) potential difficulties associated with variable acceptance test results, given sensitive production materials and extreme test parameters; (xi) 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; (xii) 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; (xiii) the accuracy of current cost estimates associated with environmental remediation activities; (xiv) the profitable integration of acquired businesses into the Company's operations; (xv) 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; (xvi) changes in supplier sales or vendor incentive policies; (xvii) the effects of price increases or decreases; (xviii) the effects of pension regulations, pension plan assumptions, pension plan asset performance, future contributions and the pension freeze, including the ultimate determination of the U.S. Government's share of any pension curtailment adjustment calculated in accordance with CAS 413; (xix) future levels of indebtedness and capital expenditures; (xx) the continued availability of raw materials and other commodities in adequate supplies and the effect of increased costs for such items; (xxi) the effects of currency exchange rates and foreign competition on future operations; (xxii) changes in laws and regulations, taxes, interest rates, inflation rates and general business conditions; (xxiii) the effects, if any, of the UK's exit from the EU; (xxiv) future repurchases and/or issuances of common stock; (xxv) the incurrence of unanticipated restructuring costs or the failure to realize anticipated savings or benefits from past or future expense reduction actions; and (xxvi) other risks and uncertainties set forth herein, in our 2016 Form 10-K and in our Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2017.

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 Nine Months Ended
    September 29,
2017
  September 30,
2016
  September 29,
2017
  September 30,
2016
Net sales   $ 447,046     $ 453,474     $ 1,331,993     $ 1,375,314  
Cost of sales   308,111     317,984     933,279     961,628  
Gross profit   138,935     135,490     398,714     413,686  
Selling, general and administrative expenses   106,349     104,060     324,533     333,726  
Restructuring costs   2,500     344     2,500     691  
Net (gain) loss on sale of assets   (212 )   24     (217 )   10  
Operating income   30,298     31,062     71,898     79,259  
Interest expense, net   5,264     4,165     15,546     11,960  
Other expense (income), net   (483 )   (332 )   (711 )   243  
Earnings before income taxes   25,517     27,229     57,063     67,056  
Income tax expense   9,237     9,774     21,034     23,329  
Net earnings   $ 16,280     $ 17,455     $ 36,029     $ 43,727  
                   
Earnings per share:                  
Basic earnings per share   $ 0.58     $ 0.64     $ 1.31     $ 1.61  
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.58     $ 0.62     $ 1.27     $ 1.56  
Average shares outstanding:                  
Basic   27,907     27,128     27,536     27,096  
Diluted   28,219     28,080     28,319     27,943  
Dividends declared per share   $ 0.20     $ 0.18     $ 0.60     $ 0.54  
                                 
         
KAMAN CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

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

         
    September 29,
2017
  December 31,
2016
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 35,429     $ 41,205  
Accounts receivable, net   280,440     230,864  
Inventories   385,654     393,814  
Income tax refunds receivable   638     6,065  
Other current assets   30,737     26,605  
Total current assets   732,898     698,553  
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $245,292 and $226,366, respectively   183,106     176,521  
Goodwill   349,893     337,894  
Other intangible assets, net   120,034     126,444  
Deferred income taxes   48,658     59,373  
Other assets   24,852     27,501  
Total assets   $ 1,459,441     $ 1,426,286  
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity        
Current liabilities:        
Current portion of long-term debt, net of debt issuance costs   $ 18,984     $ 119,548  
Accounts payable – trade   111,958     116,663  
Accrued salaries and wages   47,990     43,165  
Advances on contracts   14,814     13,356  
Income taxes payable   5,058     1,165  
Other current liabilities   58,503     59,989  
Total current liabilities   257,307     353,886  
Long-term debt, excluding current portion, net of debt issuance costs   394,459     296,598  
Deferred income taxes   7,766     6,875  
Underfunded pension   136,755     156,427  
Other long-term liabilities   44,418     44,916  

Commitments and contingencies

       
Temporary equity, convertible notes   11     1,797  
Shareholders' equity:        
Preferred stock, $1 par value, 200,000 shares authorized; none outstanding        
Common stock, $1 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized; voting; 29,071,569 and 28,162,497 shares issued, respectively   29,072     28,162  
Additional paid-in capital   181,528     171,162  
Retained earnings   579,648     560,200  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (125,579 )   (156,393 )
Less 1,238,311 and 1,054,364 shares of common stock, respectively, held in treasury, at cost   (45,944 )   (37,344 )
Total shareholders’ equity   618,725     565,787  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 1,459,441     $ 1,426,286  
                 
 
KAMAN CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands) (unaudited)

 
    For the Nine Months Ended
    September 29,
2017
  September 30,
2016
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net earnings   $ 36,029     $ 43,727  
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization   31,919     32,583  
Amortization of debt issuance costs   1,564     1,149  
Accretion of convertible notes discount   2,769     1,598  
Provision for doubtful accounts   743     1,021  
Net (gain) loss on sale of assets   (217 )   10  
Loss on debt extinguishment   137      
Net (gain) loss on derivative instruments   (789 )   783  
Stock compensation expense   4,917     4,711  
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation arrangements       (302 )
Deferred income taxes   6,450     3,993  
Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions/divestitures:        
Accounts receivable   (44,537 )   (12,011 )
Inventories   12,317     (10,050 )
Income tax refunds receivable   5,430     883  
Other current assets   (2,084 )   1,271  
Accounts payable - trade   (5,373 )   967  
Accrued contract losses   231     468  
Accrued restructuring costs   1,467     (673 )
Advances on contracts   1,458     3,573  
Other accruals and payables   1,850     7,229  
Income taxes payable   3,830     28  
Pension liabilities   (11,531 )   (9,318 )
Other long-term liabilities   (2,746 )   (1,624 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   43,834     70,016  
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Proceeds from sale of assets   513     190  
Expenditures for property, plant & equipment   (19,874 )   (23,926 )
Acquisition of businesses (net of cash acquired)   (1,365 )   (6,631 )
Other, net   (2,375 )   (442 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (23,101 )   (30,809 )
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Net borrowings (repayments) under revolving credit agreements   (73,779 )   (12,959 )
Debt repayment   (5,000 )   (3,750 )
Proceeds from the issuance of 2024 convertible notes   200,000      
Repayment of 2017 convertible notes   (163,654 )    
Purchase of capped call - 2024 convertible notes   (20,500 )    
Proceeds from bond hedge settlement - 2017 convertible notes   58,564      
Bank overdraft   1,115     3,427  
Proceeds from exercise of employee stock awards   5,426     7,094  
Purchase of treasury shares   (6,931 )   (8,989 )
Dividends paid   (15,892 )   (14,625 )
Debt and equity issuance costs   (7,469 )    
Other   (379 )   (246 )
Windfall tax benefit       302  
Net cash used in financing activities   (28,499 )   (29,746 )
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents   (7,766 )   9,461  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   1,990     (372 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   41,205     16,462  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 35,429     $ 25,551  
         
Supplemental disclosure of noncash activities:        
Common shares issued for partial unwind of warrant transactions   $ 30,279     $  
                 

 

Source: Kaman Corp.

Kaman Corp.
James Coogan, 860-243-6342
V.P., Investor Relations
James.Coogan@kaman.com