Kaman Reports 2018 Second Quarter Results

August 08, 2018

Second Quarter Highlights:

  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.53, or $0.54 adjusted*, on a 12.2% increase in GAAP net earnings over the prior year
  • Year-to-date operating cash flow of $93.7 million; Free Cash Flow* of $77.9 million
  • Consolidated backlog of $969.0 million, a 30.6% increase since year end
  • Distribution operating margin of 4.7% on a sales increase of 3.9%
  • Aerospace operating margin of 12.7%, or 13.7% adjusted*, on sales of $178.6 million

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--Aug. 8, 2018-- Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) today reported financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended June 29, 2018, as follows:

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

June 29,

 

June 30,

     
     

2018

 

2017

  Change  
  Net sales:              
  Distribution   $ 289,523     $ 278,706     $ 10,817    
  Aerospace   178,606     170,300     8,306    
  Net sales   $ 468,129     $ 449,006     $ 19,123    
                 
  Operating income:              
  Distribution   $ 13,546     $ 15,657     $ (2,111 )  
  % of sales   4.7 %   5.6 %   (0.9 )%  
  Aerospace   22,741     25,712     (2,971 )  
  % of sales   12.7 %   15.1 %   (2.4 )%  
  Net gain (loss) on sale of assets   1,525     (15 )   1,540    
  Corporate expense   (16,937 )   (14,828 )   (2,109 )  
  Operating income   $ 20,875     $ 26,526     $ (5,651 )  
                 
  Adjusted EBITDA*:              
  Net earnings   $ 15,094     $ 13,458     $ 1,636    
  Adjustments   19,718     24,487     (4,769 )  
  Adjusted EBITDA*   $ 34,812     $ 37,945     $ (3,133 )  
  % of sales   7.4 %   8.5 %   (1.1 )%  
                 
  Earnings per share:              
  Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.53     $ 0.48     $ 0.05    
  Adjustments   0.01         0.01    
  Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share*   $ 0.54     $ 0.48     $ 0.06    
 

Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our second quarter results benefited from increased demand across our broad Aerospace product offerings and continued organic sales growth at Distribution. As we look to the remainder of the year we remain encouraged by the underlying performance of both of our operating segments.

“At Distribution, we have completed a significant portion of our national account onboarding processes, which we expect will lead to stronger sales in the second half of the year. As a result, we are increasing our expectations for organic sales growth for the full year to 5% to 8%. Operating margin for the segment was below expectations as a number of items impacted performance for the second quarter, including lower vendor incentives, higher than anticipated group health and employee costs, and increased freight costs. In addition, we began to implement restructuring actions to improve organizational effectiveness while reducing selling, general and administrative costs. These actions are expected to result in approximately $0.6 million of additional expense in 2018 and generate annual savings of approximately $2.5 million.

“At Aerospace, we won a number of contract awards that contributed to our backlog of $825 million at quarter end. We expect to conclude deliveries on Option 13 of our JPF USG Contract in the near term and continue to work through our more than $400 million of backlog for this product. Demand for the JPF remains strong, as evidenced by our recently announced $69.4 million USG order and we are working on a number of other significant new opportunities. We expect an increase in sales and margin for the remainder of the year at Aerospace as the sales mix shifts to higher margin JPF and specialty bearings products which are both benefiting from the strong order intake we have seen through the first half of the year."

Chief Financial Officer
Robert D. Starr commented, "We continued to generate strong cash flow in the second quarter leading to year-to-date cash flow from operations of $93.7 million and Free Cash Flow* of $77.9 million. As we discussed last quarter, we made an additional $10.0 million discretionary pension contribution in April bringing our year to date contributions to $20.0 million. We received a favorable tax benefit for the second quarter contribution and as a result recorded a discrete benefit in the period which helped lower our second quarter effective tax rate to 18.6%. Similar to the first quarter, sales and earnings in the second quarter benefited from the adoption of the new revenue standard.

“We are revising our outlook for the year to reflect the performance we achieved through the first half of 2018. For Aerospace we are tightening up our sales range and now expect sales in the range of $755 million to $775 million, while increasing our expectations for operating margin to 15.9% to 16.1%, or 16.6% to 16.8% when adjusted for the $5.5 million of anticipated restructuring costs. This new range implies a significant increase in margins in the back half of the year and is primarily due to the expected increase in sales of JPF and specialty bearings products, and the benefit from our restructuring actions.

“At Distribution, our prior sales outlook for the year implied an organic growth rate of 3% to 7%. To-date we have seen organic growth of 4.2% and with the completion of a significant portion of our onboarding processes for our new national accounts we are raising our full year sales expectations at Distribution to a range of $1,135 million to $1,170 million. We are lowering our expectations for operating margin at Distribution to reflect a shift in the anticipated sales mix, the anticipated cost of the restructuring activities and the impact from the forecasted continuation of increased group health costs for the remainder of the year. We now expect operating margin in the range of 4.8% to 5.0%, or 4.9% to 5.1% when adjusted for the $0.6 million of restructuring costs. We expect to realize a portion of the benefit from these restructuring actions in 2018 and this, when coupled with improved leverage from the anticipated increase in organic sales, provides us with confidence that operating margins will increase in the back half of the year.

“Looking at the remainder of the outlook, we are revising our expectations for Corporate expense and the effective tax rate for the year. The trends in employee related and group health costs that impacted Distribution are also impacting our expectations for Corporate expense, which we now expect to be $60.0 million, $1.0 million higher than our previous outlook.

“We are revising our expectations for the full year tax rate from 25.5% to 26.5% to 24.5% to account for the discrete benefit we received from the additional pension contribution in the second quarter. We are evaluating the benefits of making another discretionary pension contribution in the third quarter which would also allow us to receive a favorable tax benefit. If we make this contribution in the third quarter we would expect to record an additional discrete tax benefit in the third quarter; however, the potential cash outlay in the third quarter and the related tax benefit have not been included in our current outlook for the year.

“Finally, we are making a minor revision to our expected weighted average diluted shares outstanding from 28.0 million to 28.2 million."

2018 Outlook

The Company's revised 2018 outlook is as follows:

  • Distribution:
    • Sales of $1,135 million to $1,170 million
    • Operating margins of 4.8% to 5.0%, or 4.9% to 5.1% when adjusted for the $0.6 million of restructuring costs
    • Depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $15.0 million
  • Aerospace:
    • Sales of $755.0 million to $775.0 million
    • Operating margins of 15.9% to 16.1%, or 16.6% to 16.8% when adjusted* for approximately $5.5 million in anticipated restructuring and transition costs
    • Depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $24.0 million
  • Interest expense of approximately $20.0 million
  • Corporate expenses of approximately $60.0 million
  • Net periodic pension benefit of approximately $12.5 million
  • Estimated annualized tax rate of approximately 24.5%
  • Consolidated depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $43.0 million
  • Capital expenditures of approximately $35.0 million
  • Cash flows from operations in the range of $185.0 million to $210.0 million; Free Cash Flow* in the range of $150.0 million to $175.0 million, which includes $20 million of discretionary pension contributions
  • Weighted average diluted shares outstanding of 28.2 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, August 9, 2018, 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: 1088169; 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: 1088169. 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 220 customer service centers including five distribution centers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Kaman offers more than five million items including electro-mechanical products, bearings, power transmission, motion control and electrical and fluid power components, 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 Six Months Ended
   

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

   

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

Net sales:                
Distribution   $ 289,523     $ 278,706     $ 573,455     $ 550,324  
Aerospace   178,606     170,300     358,001     334,623  
Net sales   $ 468,129     $ 449,006     $ 931,456     $ 884,947  
                 
Operating income:                
Distribution   $ 13,546     $ 15,657     $ 25,380     $ 27,073  
Aerospace   22,741     25,712     45,403     41,742  
Net gain (loss) on sale of assets   1,525     (15 )   1,588     5  
Corporate expense   (16,937 )   (14,828 )   (30,772 )   (28,805 )
Operating income   $ 20,875     $ 26,526     $ 41,599     $ 40,015  
   
Table 3. Depreciation and Amortization by Segment (in thousands) (unaudited)  
    For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended
   

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

   

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

Depreciation and Amortization:                
Distribution   $ 3,428     $ 3,862     $ 6,934     $ 7,895  
Aerospace   6,202     5,795     12,512     11,533  
Corporate   834     896     1,679     1,881  
Consolidated Total   $ 10,464     $ 10,553     $ 21,125     $ 21,309  
   

Non-GAAP Measures Disclosure

Management believes that the Non-GAAP (i.e. Financial measures that are noted computed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) financial measures identified 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 release 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 six-month fiscal periods ended June 29, 2018 and June 30, 2017. 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 Six Months Ended
   

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

   

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

Distribution                
Net sales   $ 289,523     $ 278,706     $ 573,455     $

550,324

 

Acquisition Sales                
Organic Sales   $ 289,523     $ 278,706     $ 573,455     $ 550,324  
Aerospace                
Net sales   $ 178,606     $ 170,300     $ 358,001     $ 334,623  
Acquisition Sales                
Organic Sales   $ 178,606     $ 170,300     $ 358,001     $ 334,623  
Consolidated                
Net sales   $ 468,129     $ 449,006     $ 931,456     $ 884,947  
Acquisition Sales                
Organic Sales   $ 468,129     $ 449,006     $ 931,456     $ 884,947  
     

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 Consolidated Financial Statements” included in the Company's Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 2018.

Table 5. Distribution - Organic Sales Per Sales Day (in thousands, except days) (unaudited)

       

 

      For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended
       

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

       

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

         
Current period                    
Net sales       $ 289,523     $ 278,706     $ 573,455     $ 550,324  
Sales days       64     64     128     128  
Sales per Sales Day for the current period   a   $ 4,524     $ 4,355     $ 4,480     $ 4,299  
                     
Prior period                    
Net sales from the prior year       $ 278,706     $ 286,052     $ 550,324     $ 574,716  
Sales days from the prior year       64     64     128     129  
Sales per Sales day from the prior year   b   $ 4,355     $ 4,470     $ 4,299     $ 4,455  
                     
% change   (a-b)÷b   3.9 %   (2.6 )%   4.2 %   (3.5 )%
 
Table 6. Distribution - Sales Days    
    First Quarter   Second Quarter   Third Quarter   Fourth Quarter
Distribution Sales Days                
2018 Sales Days by quarter   64     64     63    

62

 

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

Adjusted EBITDA - 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 six-month fiscal periods ended June 29, 2018 and June 30, 2017. 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 Six Months Ended
   

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

   

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

Adjusted EBITDA                
Consolidated Results                
Sales   $ 468,129     $ 449,006     $ 931,456     $ 884,947  
                 
Net earnings   $ 15,094     $ 13,458     $ 29,160     $ 19,749  
                 
Interest expense, net   $ 5,002     $ 6,122     $ 10,354     $ 10,282  
Income tax expense   3,457     7,881     8,134     11,797  
Other expense (income), net   361     (69 )   19     (228 )
Depreciation and amortization   10,464     10,553     21,125     21,309  
Other Adjustments:                
Restructuring and severance costs   1,954         3,647      
Gain on the sale of land   (1,520 )       (1,520 )    
Adjustments   $ 19,718     $ 24,487     $ 41,759     $ 43,160  
                 
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 34,812     $ 37,945     $ 70,919     $ 62,909  
Adjusted EBITDA margin   7.4 %   8.5 %   7.6 %   7.1 %
 

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 Six

 

For the Three

 

For the Three

   

Months Ended

 

Months Ended

 

Months Ended

   

June 29,

 

March 30,

 

June 29,

   

2018

 

2018

 

2018

Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 93,742     $ 56,913     $ 36,829  
Expenditures for property, plant & equipment   (15,812 )   (6,422 )   (9,390 )
Free Cash Flow   $ 77,930     $ 50,491     $ 27,439  
 
Table 9. Free Cash Flow - 2018 Outlook (in millions)   2018 Outlook
Free Cash Flow:            
Net cash provided by operating activities   $   185.0     to   $   210.0  
Less: Expenditures for property, plant and equipment   (35.0 )   to   (35.0 )
Free Cash Flow   $   150.0     to   $   175.0  
 

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) (unaudited)    
   

June 29,

 

December 31,

   

2018

 

2017

Current portion of long-term debt   $     8,125     $ 7,500  
Long-term debt, excluding current portion, net of debt issuance costs   316,168     391,651  
Debt   $     324,293     $ 399,151  
Total shareholders' equity   642,772     635,656  
Capitalization   $     967,065     $ 1,034,807  
Debt to Capitalization Ratio   33.5 %   38.6 %
 

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 “Consolidated Statements of Operations” included in the Company's Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 2018.

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 Six Months Ended
   

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

   

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

Adjustments to Net Earnings, pre tax                
Restructuring and severance costs at Aerospace   $ 1,804     $     $ 3,497     $  
Restructuring and severances costs at Distribution   150         150      
Gain on the sale of land   (1,520 )       (1,520 )    
Adjustments, pre tax   $ 434     $     $ 2,127     $  
                 
Tax Effect of Adjustments to Net Earnings                
Restructuring and severance costs at Aerospace   $ 451     $     $ 874     $  
Restructuring and severances costs at Distribution   38         38      
Gain on the sale of land   (380 )       (380 )    
Tax effect of Adjustments   $ 109     $     $ 532     $  
                 
Adjustments to Net Earnings, net of tax                
GAAP Net Earnings, as reported   $ 15,094     $ 13,458     $ 29,160     $

19,749

 

Restructuring and severance costs at Aerospace   1,353         2,623      
Restructuring and severances costs at Distribution   112         112      
Gain on the sale of land   (1,140 )       (1,140 )    
Adjusted Net Earnings   $ 15,419     $ 13,458     $ 30,755     $ 19,749  
                 
Calculation of Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share                
GAAP diluted earnings per share   $ 0.53     $ 0.48     $ 1.03     $ 0.70  
Restructuring and severance costs at Aerospace   0.05         0.09      
Restructuring and severances costs at Distribution                
Gain on the sale of land   (0.04 )       (0.04 )    
Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share   $ 0.54     $ 0.48     $ 1.08     $ 0.70  
                 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   28,349     27,842     28,258     28,370  
 

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 16, Segment and Geographic Information, to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Company's Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 2018.

Table 12. Adjusted Net Sales and Adjusted Operating Income
(In thousands) (unaudited)    
    For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended
   

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

   

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

DISTRIBUTION SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME:                
Net Sales   $ 289,523     $ 278,706     $ 573,455     $ 550,324  
GAAP Operating income - Distribution segment   13,546     15,657     25,380     27,073  
% of GAAP net sales   4.7 %   5.6 %   4.4 %   4.9 %
Restructuring and severance costs   150         150      
Adjusted Operating Income - Distribution segment   $ 13,696     $ 15,657     $ 25,530     $ 27,073  
% of net sales   4.7 %   5.6 %   4.5 %   4.9 %
AEROSPACE SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME:                
Net Sales   $ 178,606     $ 170,300     $ 358,001     $ 334,623  
GAAP Operating income - Aerospace segment   22,741     25,712     45,403     41,742  
% of GAAP net sales   12.7 %   15.1 %   12.7 %   12.5 %
Restructuring and severance costs   1,804         3,497      
Adjusted Operating Income - Aerospace segment   $ 24,545     $ 25,712     $ 48,900     $ 41,742  
% of GAAP net sales   13.7 %   15.1 %   13.7 %   12.5 %
CORPORATE EXPENSE:                
GAAP Corporate Expense   (16,937 )   (14,828 )   (30,772 )   (28,805 )
CONSOLIDATED OPERATING INCOME:                
Net Sales   $ 468,129     $ 449,006     $ 931,456     $ 884,947  
GAAP - Operating income   20,875     26,526     41,599     40,015  
% of GAAP net sales   4.5 %   5.9 %   4.5 %   4.5 %
Restructuring and severance costs at Distribution   150         150      
Restructuring and severance costs at Aerospace   1,804         3,497      
Gain on the sale of land   (1,520 )       (1,520 )    
Adjusted Operating Income   $ 21,309     $ 26,526     $ 43,726     $ 40,015  
% of GAAP net sales   4.6 %   5.9 %   4.7 %   4.5 %
 

The following table reconciles our GAAP operating margin outlook for Distribution and Aerospace for 2018 to our Adjusted Operating Margin outlook for Distribution and Aerospace for 2018:

Table 13. Adjusted Operating Income - Outlook    
    2018 Outlook
   

Low End of

     

High End of

Adjusted Operating Income - Outlook  

Range

     

Range

Distribution            
Net Sales - Outlook   $ 1,135.0     to   $ 1,170.0  
             
Operating income - Outlook   54.5     to   58.5  
GAAP operating margin - outlook   4.8 %   to   5.0 %
Restructuring and transition costs   0.6     to   0.6  
Restructuring costs as a percentage of sales   0.1 %   to   0.1 %
Adjusted Operating Income - Outlook   $ 55.1     to   $ 59.1  
Adjusted Operating Margin - Outlook   4.9 %   to   5.1 %
             
Aerospace            
Net Sales - Outlook   $ 755.0     to   $ 775.0  
             
Operating income - Outlook   119.8     to   124.7  
GAAP operating margin - outlook   15.9 %   to   16.1 %
Restructuring and transition costs   5.5     to   5.5  
Restructuring and transition costs as a percentage of sales   0.7 %   to   0.7 %
Adjusted Operating Income - Outlook   $ 125.3     to   $ 130.2  
Adjusted Operating Margin - Outlook   16.6 %   to   16.8 %
 

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 occurrence 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 and in our 2017 Form 10-K and our Second Quarter Form 10-Q filed August 8, 2018.

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
   

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

   

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

Net sales   $ 468,129     $ 449,006     $ 931,456     $ 884,947  
Cost of sales   332,486     314,513     661,706     626,108  
Gross profit   135,643     134,493     269,750     258,839  
Selling, general and administrative expenses   114,339     107,952     226,092     218,829  
Restructuring costs   1,954         3,647      
Net (gain) loss on sale of assets   (1,525 )   15     (1,588 )   (5 )
Operating income   20,875     26,526     41,599     40,015  
Interest expense, net   5,002     6,122     10,354     10,282  
Non-service pension and post retirement benefit cost (income)   (3,039 )   (866 )   (6,068 )   (1,585 )
Other expense (income), net   361     (69 )   19     (228 )
Earnings before income taxes   18,551     21,339     37,294     31,546  
Income tax expense   3,457     7,881     8,134     11,797  
Net earnings   $ 15,094     $ 13,458     $ 29,160     $ 19,749  
                 
Earnings per share:                
Basic earnings per share   $ 0.54     $ 0.49     $ 1.04     $ 0.72  
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.53     $ 0.48     $ 1.03     $ 0.70  
Average shares outstanding:                
Basic   27,971     27,557     27,911     27,351  
Diluted   28,349     27,842     28,258     28,370  
Dividends declared per share   $ 0.20     $ 0.20     $ 0.40     $ 0.40  
 

KAMAN CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

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

 
   

June 29,

 

December 31,

   

2018

 

2017

Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $     27,640     $ 36,904  
Accounts receivable, net   250,293     313,451  
Contract assets   125,204      
Contract costs, current portion   3,487      
Inventories   291,058     367,437  
Income tax refunds receivable   3,692     2,889  
Other current assets   32,173     27,188  
Total current assets   733,547     747,869  
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $264,224 and $252,611, respectively   188,160     185,452  
Goodwill   348,487     351,717  
Other intangible assets, net   108,998     117,118  
Deferred income taxes   22,998     27,603  
Contract costs, noncurrent portion   12,847      
Other assets   27,157     25,693  
Total assets   $     1,442,194     $ 1,455,452  
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity        
Current liabilities:        
Current portion of long-term debt, net of debt issuance costs   $     8,125     $ 7,500  
Accounts payable – trade   136,140     127,591  
Accrued salaries and wages   45,491     48,352  
Contract liabilities, current portion   9,928      
Advances on contracts       8,527  
Income taxes payable       1,517  
Other current liabilities   54,462     52,812  
Total current liabilities   254,146     246,299  
Long-term debt, excluding current portion, net of debt issuance costs   316,168     391,651  
Deferred income taxes   7,738     8,024  
Underfunded pension   97,356     126,924  
Contract liabilities, noncurrent portion   76,330      
Other long-term liabilities   47,684     46,898  
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; 29,498,470 and 29,141,467 shares issued, respectively   29,498     29,141  
Additional paid-in capital   195,749     185,332  
Retained earnings   596,270     587,877  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (117,349 )   (115,814 )
Less 1,492,623 and 1,325,975 shares of common stock, respectively, held in treasury, at cost   (61,396 )   (50,880 )
Total shareholders’ equity   642,772     635,656  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $     1,442,194     $ 1,455,452  
 

KAMAN CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands) (unaudited)

 
    For the Six Months Ended
   

June 29,

 

June 30,

   

2018

 

2017

Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net earnings   $   29,160     $   19,749  
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization   21,125     21,309  
Amortization of debt issuance costs   899     1,103  
Accretion of convertible notes discount   1,282     2,091  
Provision for doubtful accounts   445     511  
Net gain on sale of assets   (1,588 )   (5 )
Loss on debt extinguishment       137  
Net loss (gain) on derivative instruments   467     (337 )
Stock compensation expense   3,817     3,707  
Deferred income taxes   7,297     6,131  
Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions/divestitures:        
Accounts receivable   32,836     (34,666 )
Contract assets   (42,737 )    
Contract costs   (5,480 )    
Inventories   1,782     3,987  
Income tax refunds receivable   (803 )   1,031  
Other current assets   (6,299 )   (1,641 )
Accounts payable - trade   7,455     1,774  
Contract liabilities   74,865     246  
Advances on contracts       (8,042 )
Other current liabilities   (3,172 )   (2,171 )
Income taxes payable   (3,049 )   (414 )
Pension liabilities   (23,887 )   (10,312 )
Other long-term liabilities   (673 )   (4,362 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   93,742     (174 )
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Proceeds from sale of assets   1,712     253  
Expenditures for property, plant & equipment   (15,812 )   (15,196 )
Acquisition of businesses (net of cash acquired)       (1,365 )
Other, net   (635 )   (763 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (14,735 )   (17,071 )
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Net (repayments) borrowings under revolving credit agreements   (71,383 )   (53,431 )
Debt repayment   (3,750 )   (3,125 )
Proceeds from the issuance of 2024 convertible note       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  
Net change in bank overdraft   2,578     575  
Proceeds from exercise of employee stock awards   5,274     4,681  
Purchase of treasury shares   (8,824 )   (2,718 )
Dividends paid   (11,149 )   (10,312 )
Debt and equity issuance costs       (7,348 )
Other   (439 )   (235 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (87,693 )   2,497  
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents   (8,686 )   (14,748 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (578 )   1,309  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   36,904     41,205  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $   27,640     $   27,766  
         
Supplemental disclosure of noncash activities:        
Value of common shares issued for unwind of warrant transactions   $   7,583     $   30,279  

 

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