Kaydon Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results

Kaydon Corporation (NYSE:KDN) today announced its results for the third fiscal quarter ended October 1, 2011.

Consolidated Results

Sales in the third fiscal quarter of 2011 were $121.6 million, compared to $118.3 million in the third quarter of 2010. Operating income was $20.3 million in the third quarter of 2011, compared to $18.6 million in the third quarter of 2010. Items affecting the quarter-over-quarter comparison include $0.9 million of costs associated with our now completed manufacturing consolidation program and due diligence costs in the third quarter of 2011 compared to $2.6 million of costs in the third quarter of 2010 primarily associated with the manufacturing consolidation program. Excluding these items, operating income, as adjusted, was $21.3 million in the third quarter of 2011, compared to $21.2 million in the third quarter of 2010.

EBITDA equaled $27.7 million, or 22.8 percent of sales, during the third quarter of 2011, compared to $26.2 million, or 22.2 percent of sales, during the third quarter of 2010. EBITDA comparisons are also affected by the items noted above. Adjusting for these items, EBITDA, as adjusted, was $28.6 million, or 23.5 percent of sales, in the third quarter of 2011, compared to $28.0 million, or 23.7 percent of sales, in the third quarter of 2010.

Net income for the third quarter of 2011 was $14.5 million, compared to $13.1 million in the third quarter of 2010. Diluted earnings per share in the third quarter of 2011 equaled $.45, compared to $.39 in the third quarter of 2010. Adjusting for items noted above, net income, as adjusted, was $15.2 million, or $.47 per share on a diluted basis, in the third quarter of 2011, compared to $14.9 million, or $.44 per share on a diluted basis, in the third quarter of 2010.

This press release includes certain non-GAAP measures, including EBITDA, free cash flow, and the as adjusted operating income, EBITDA, net income, and earnings per share – diluted provided herein. Readers should refer to the attached Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures exhibit for the reconciliations of the applicable GAAP measures to the non-GAAP measures presented.

Management Commentary

James O’Leary, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, “Our results through the end of our third quarter reflect an industrial environment that has been generally strong and stable through much of 2011. However, the third quarter of 2011 saw a lower level of industrial orders, particularly those placed for immediate shipment, than experienced earlier in the year due to economic uncertainty that persisted through much of August and September, principally in Europe. While order rates remain more volatile than earlier in the year, the absolute level of orders in the first few weeks of the fourth quarter has stabilized relative to prior year.

“Overall, our wind energy and military businesses continue to perform in line with expectations that reflect the economic and fiscal issues affecting these end markets. While we currently expect these end markets to remain stable in the near term, the potential expiration of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) in 2012 could provide upside to expectations for wind energy in the upcoming year.

“Our performance for the balance of 2011 and into 2012 remains dependent on renewed strengthening in economic and industrial conditions as experienced earlier in 2011. Regardless of the economic backdrop, however, our strategy of proactively managing costs and maximizing cash flow while identifying and pursuing new opportunities will continue to serve us well. Notably, we continue to make progress in expanding our footprint globally, better positioning us to serve faster growing industrial markets around the world. For the year thus far, we have record international sales both in absolute dollars and as a percentage of overall sales as we broaden our businesses’ global reach and better balance our overall portfolio.”

Segment Results and Review

Friction Control Products sales in the third quarter of 2011 were $69.9 million, compared to $78.0 million in the 2010 third quarter. The expected decline was attributable to decreased wind energy sales, as wind energy sales declined approximately $10 million compared to the third quarter of 2010. Management expects annual wind energy sales of approximately $60 million for 2011. Management currently expects wind energy sales at a level at least equal to 2011 in 2012, with an upward bias due to the potential expiration of the PTC in 2012. Third quarter 2011 sales to industrial markets increased almost 7 percent compared to the third quarter of 2010.

Third quarter 2011 Friction Control Products operating income totaled $11.1 million, compared to $12.7 million in the prior third quarter. The decline was attributable primarily to the decreased wind energy sales as compared to the third quarter 2010.

Velocity Control Products sales in the third quarter of 2011 were $24.4 million, compared to $15.9 million in the third quarter of 2010. Operating income for this segment in the third quarter of 2011 totaled $6.1 million, compared to $4.1 million earned in the third quarter of 2010, due to improved sales and the addition of Hahn which was acquired in the second quarter of 2011. This segment benefited from both the Hahn acquisition and the continued emphasis upon reinvigorating our sales efforts in North America and expanding our reach abroad.

Other Industrial Products sales in the third quarter of 2011 equaled $27.4 million, compared to $24.3 million in the prior year third quarter. Operating income equaled $2.9 million in the third quarter of 2011, compared to $1.4 million in the third quarter of 2010, due primarily to improved volume and product mix. This segment benefitted from successful cost reduction efforts in its Sealing Products business and strong aerospace sales of these products.

Order Activity

Orders were $130.4 million in the third quarter of 2011, compared to $136.8 million in the third quarter of 2010. Backlog at October 1, 2011 was $205.1 million, compared to $205.0 million at October 2, 2010 and $196.4 million at July 2, 2011, the end of second quarter 2011.

Financial Position and Free Cash Flow

Free cash flow, a non-GAAP measure defined by the Company, was $10.5 million in the third quarter of 2011, compared to $10.3 million in the third quarter of 2010.

On July 5, 2011, the Company paid common stock dividends of $.19 per share or $6.1 million. The Company’s third quarter 2011 dividend, paid on October 3, 2011, was at a rate of $.20 per share, an increase of 5.3 percent from the previous rate. During the third quarter of 2011 the Company repurchased 205,000 shares of common stock for $6.6 million. Year-to-date share repurchases totaled 947,091 shares for $34.7 million.

As of October 1, 2011, the Company had unrestricted cash totaling $219.1 million. The Company has a $250 million senior revolving credit facility with a syndicate of banks which provides for borrowings by the Company for working capital and other general corporate purposes, including acquisitions. The Company had no outstanding borrowings under this facility and no other debt outstanding as of October 1, 2011.

About Kaydon

Kaydon Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom engineered, performance-critical products, supplying a broad and diverse group of alternative energy, military, industrial, aerospace, medical and electronic equipment, and aftermarket customers.

Conference call information: At 11:00 a.m. Eastern time today, Kaydon will host a third quarter 2011 earnings conference call. The conference call can be accessed telephonically in a listen-only mode by dialing 1-877-419-6590 and providing the following passcode number: 800500. Listeners are asked to dial in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the call.

Alternatively, interested parties are invited to listen to the conference call on the internet at:

http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=370290&s=1&k=A6309B404C3D27BF7CF2DDE85621C3E1

or by logging on to the Kaydon Corporation website at: http://www.kaydon.com and accessing the conference call at the “Third Quarter 2011 Conference Call” icon.

To accommodate those that are unable to listen at the scheduled start time, a replay of the conference call will be available telephonically beginning at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time today through Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. The replay is accessible by dialing 1-888-203-1112 and providing the following passcode number: 2642102.

Additionally, interested parties can access an archive of the conference call on the Kaydon Corporation website at http://www.kaydon.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 regarding the Company’s plans, expectations, estimates and beliefs. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “will,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “potential,” “projects,” “approximately,” and other similar expressions, including statements regarding general economic conditions, competitive dynamics and the adequacy of capital resources. These forward-looking statements may include, among other things, projections of the Company’s financial performance, anticipated growth, characterization of and the Company’s ability to control contingent liabilities, and anticipated trends in the Company’s businesses. These statements are only predictions, based on the Company’s current expectations about future events. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, performance or achievements or that predictions or current expectations will be accurate. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

In addition, the Company or persons acting on its behalf may from time to time publish or communicate other items that could also be construed to be forward-looking statements. Statements of this sort are or will be based on the Company’s estimates, assumptions, and projections and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements. Kaydon does not undertake any responsibility to update its forward-looking statements or risk factors to reflect future events or circumstances except to the extent required by applicable law.

Certain non-GAAP measures are presented in this press release. These measures should be viewed as supplemental data, rather than as substitutes or alternatives to the most comparable GAAP measures.
 
KAYDON CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                       
             
Third Quarter Ended First Three Quarters Ended
 
October 1, October 2, October 1, October 2,
2011 2010 2011 2010
Net sales $ 121,637,000 $ 118,280,000 $ 352,007,000 $ 359,025,000
 
Cost of sales   78,795,000     79,894,000     226,359,000     232,933,000  
 
Gross profit 42,842,000 38,386,000 125,648,000 126,092,000
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   22,498,000     19,812,000     67,358,000     61,578,000  
 
Operating income 20,344,000 18,574,000 58,290,000 64,514,000
 
Interest expense (98,000 ) (9,000 ) (293,000 ) (133,000 )
 
Interest income   88,000     193,000     377,000     315,000  
 
Income before income taxes 20,334,000 18,758,000 58,374,000 64,696,000
 
Provision for income taxes   5,830,000     5,670,000     17,722,000     19,965,000  
 
Net income $ 14,504,000   $ 13,088,000   $ 40,652,000   $ 44,731,000  
 
 
 
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.45   $ 0.39   $ 1.25   $ 1.33  
Diluted $ 0.45   $ 0.39   $ 1.25   $ 1.33  
 
 
Dividends declared per share $ 0.20   $ 0.19   $ 0.58   $ 0.55  
       
KAYDON CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
             
 
 
October 1, December 31,
2011 2010
Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 219,088,000 $ 286,648,000
Accounts receivable, net 93,789,000 76,010,000
Inventories, net 107,069,000 88,253,000
Other current assets   14,782,000   16,384,000
 
Total current assets 434,728,000 467,295,000
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 172,121,000 169,597,000
 
Goodwill, net 157,825,000 143,428,000
Other intangible assets, net 31,748,000 18,047,000
Other assets   4,343,000   2,965,000
 
Total assets $ 800,765,000 $ 801,332,000
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:
 
Accounts payable $ 23,186,000 $ 16,944,000
Accrued expenses   35,928,000   36,085,000
Total current liabilities 59,114,000 53,029,000
 
Long-term liabilities 42,689,000 39,165,000
 
Shareholders' equity   698,962,000   709,138,000
 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 800,765,000 $ 801,332,000
 
KAYDON CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                       
             
Third Quarter Ended First Three Quarters Ended
 
October 1, October 2, October 1, October 2,
2011 2010 2011 2010
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 14,504,000 $ 13,088,000 $ 40,652,000 $ 44,731,000

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:
Depreciation 5,128,000 5,622,000 15,095,000 15,645,000
Amortization of intangible assets 816,000 871,000 2,274,000 2,713,000
Amortization of stock awards 1,102,000 854,000 3,125,000 2,998,000
Stock option compensation expense 317,000 321,000 995,000 991,000
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation (37,000 ) (62,000 ) (95,000 ) (186,000 )
Deferred financing fees 97,000 10,000 291,000 134,000
Non-cash postretirement benefits curtailment gain - - (142,000 ) (3,066,000 )

Net change in receivables, inventories and trade payables
(8,824,000 ) (2,819,000 ) (25,466,000 ) (9,533,000 )
Contributions to qualified pension plans (840,000 ) (957,000 ) (1,952,000 ) (1,614,000 )
Net change in other assets and liabilities   2,198,000     (2,591,000 )   497,000     13,576,000  
 
Net cash from operating activities 14,461,000 14,337,000 35,274,000 66,389,000
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures (4,134,000 ) (4,089,000 ) (11,865,000 ) (11,280,000 )
Dispositions of property, plant and equipment 133,000 67,000 210,000 107,000
Acquisition of business, net of cash received   (563,000 )   -     (39,610,000 )   -  
 
Net cash used in investing activities (4,564,000 ) (4,022,000 ) (51,265,000 ) (11,173,000 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Cash dividends paid (6,143,000 ) (6,021,000 ) (18,652,000 ) (18,121,000 )
Purchase of treasury stock (6,569,000 ) - (34,719,000 ) (8,789,000 )
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation 37,000 62,000 95,000 186,000
Proceeds from exercise of stock options - 49,000 39,000 104,000
Credit facility issuance costs   -     (1,935,000 )   -     (1,935,000 )
 
Net cash used in financing activities (12,675,000 ) (7,845,000 ) (53,237,000 ) (28,555,000 )
 
 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
  (1,401,000 )   2,636,000     1,668,000     (262,000 )
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (4,179,000 ) 5,106,000 (67,560,000 ) 26,399,000
 
Cash and cash equivalents - Beginning of period   223,267,000     283,696,000     286,648,000     262,403,000  
 
Cash and cash equivalents - End of period $ 219,088,000   $ 288,802,000   $ 219,088,000   $ 288,802,000  
 
KAYDON CORPORATION
EARNINGS PER SHARE
                       
             
Third Quarter Ended First Three Quarters Ended
 
October 1, October 2, October 1, October 2,
2011 2010 2011 2010
Earnings per share - Basic
 
Net income $ 14,504,000 $ 13,088,000 $ 40,652,000 $ 44,731,000
 

Less: Net earnings allocated to participating securities - Basic
  (144,000 )   (137,000 )   (422,000 )   (475,000 )
 
Income available to common shareholders - Basic $ 14,360,000 $ 12,951,000 $ 40,230,000 $ 44,256,000
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - Basic   31,931,000     33,119,000     32,229,000     33,170,000  
 
Earnings per share - Basic $ 0.45   $ 0.39   $ 1.25   $ 1.33  
 
 
Earnings per share - Diluted
 
Net income $ 14,504,000 $ 13,088,000 $ 40,652,000 $ 44,731,000
 

Less: Net earnings allocated to participating securities - Diluted
  (144,000 )   (137,000 )   (422,000 )   (475,000 )
 
Income available to common shareholders - Diluted $ 14,360,000 $ 12,951,000 $ 40,230,000 $ 44,256,000
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - Diluted
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - Basic 31,931,000 33,119,000 32,229,000 33,170,000
Potential dilutive shares resulting from stock options   19,000     27,000     25,000     25,000  
Weighted average common shares outstanding - Diluted   31,950,000     33,146,000     32,254,000     33,195,000  
 
 
Earnings per share - Diluted $ 0.45   $ 0.39   $ 1.25   $ 1.33  
 
KAYDON CORPORATION
Reportable Segment Information
(Amounts in thousands)
           
Third Quarter Ended First Three Quarters Ended
 
October 1, October 2, October 1, October 2,
Net sales 2011 2010 2011 2010
 
Friction Control Products $ 69,898 $ 78,002 $ 196,590 $ 237,476
Velocity Control Products 24,373 15,932 69,330 45,279
Other Industrial Products   27,366     24,346     86,087     76,270  
 
Total consolidated net sales $ 121,637   $ 118,280   $ 352,007   $ 359,025  
 
 
Third Quarter Ended First Three Quarters Ended
 
October 1, October 2, October 1, October 2,
Operating income 2011 2010 2011 2010
 
Friction Control Products $ 11,080 $ 12,673 $ 32,480 $ 49,556
Velocity Control Products 6,050 4,095 17,760 11,422
Other Industrial Products   2,937     1,397     9,869     5,516  
Total segment operating income 20,067 18,165 60,109 66,494
Items not allocated to segment operating income 277 409 (1,819 ) (1,980 )
Interest expense (98 ) (9 ) (293 ) (133 )
Interest income   88     193     377     315  
 

Income before income taxes
$ 20,334   $ 18,758   $ 58,374   $ 64,696  
 

 

The Company has two reporting segments: Friction Control Products and Velocity Control Products. The Company’s remaining operating segments, which do not meet the quantitative thresholds for separate disclosure and do not meet the criteria for aggregation with other operating segments to create an additional reporting segment, are combined and disclosed as “Other Industrial Products.”
 
Kaydon Corporation
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures
(Amounts in thousands)
                 
 
Third Quarter Ended First Three Quarters Ended LTM
 
October 1, October 2, October 1, October 2, October 1, October 2,

Free cash flow, as defined (non-GAAP)
2011 2010 2011 2010 2011 2010
Net cash from operating activities (GAAP) $ 14,461 $ 14,337 $ 35,274 $ 66,389 $ 62,749 $ 88,443
Capital expenditures, net of dispositions   (4,001 )   (4,022 )   (11,655 )   (11,173 )   (15,738 )   (13,531 )
Free cash flow, as defined (non-GAAP) $ 10,460   $ 10,315   $ 23,619   $ 55,216   $ 47,011   $ 74,912  
 
Kaydon's management believes free cash flow, as defined above and a non-GAAP measure, is an important indicator of the Company's ability to generate excess cash above levels required for capital investment to support future growth. However, it should be viewed as supplemental data, rather than as a substitute or alternative to the comparable GAAP measure.
 
Third Quarter Ended First Three Quarters Ended LTM
 
October 1, October 2, October 1, October 2, October 1, October 2,
2011 2010 2011 2010 2011 2010

EBITDA, as defined (non-GAAP)
Net income (GAAP) $ 14,504 $ 13,088 $ 40,652 $ 44,731 $ 51,966 $ 56,137
Net interest (income)/expense 10 (184 ) (84 ) (182 ) (157 ) (228 )
Provision for income taxes 5,830 5,670 17,722 19,965 23,586 26,566
Depreciation and amortization of intangible assets 5,944 6,493 17,369 18,358 23,521 24,631
Stock-based compensation expense (1)   1,419     1,175     4,120     3,989     5,480     5,325  
EBITDA, as defined (non-GAAP) $ 27,707   $ 26,242   $ 79,779   $ 86,861   $ 104,396   $ 112,431  
 
(1) Includes non-cash stock amortization expense and non-cash stock option expense.
 

Kaydon's management believes EBITDA, as defined above and a non-GAAP measure, is a determinant of the Company's capacity to incur additional senior capital to enhance future profit growth and cash flow growth. In addition, EBITDA is widely used by financial analysts and investors, and is utilized in measuring compliance with financial covenants in the Company's credit agreement. Also, EBITDA is the metric used to determine payments under the Company's annual incentive compensation program for senior managers. However, EBITDA, as defined, should be viewed as supplemental data, rather than as a substitute or alternative to the comparable GAAP measure.
 
Kaydon Corporation
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures (continued)
(Amounts in thousands)
         
 
 
Third Quarter Ended First Three Quarters Ended
October 1, October 2, October 1, October 2,
2011 2010 2011 2010

Operating income, as adjusted
Operating income (GAAP) $ 20,344 $ 18,574 $ 58,290 $ 64,514
Manufacturing consolidation costs 752 2,252 2,359 2,925
Due diligence costs 149 333 1,046 2,962
Non-recurring purchase accounting and acquisition costs 24 - 527 -
Curtailment gain   -   -   (142 )   (3,066 )
Operating income, as adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 21,269 $ 21,159 $ 62,080   $ 67,335  
 

EBITDA, as adjusted
EBITDA, as defined above (non-GAAP) $ 27,707 $ 26,242 $ 79,779 $ 86,861
Manufacturing consolidation costs, net of depreciation 752 1,423 2,359 2,096
Due diligence costs 149 333 1,046 2,962
Non-recurring purchase accounting and acquisition costs 24 - 527 -
Curtailment gain   -   -   (142 )   (3,066 )
EBITDA, as adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 28,632 $ 27,998 $ 83,569   $ 88,853  
 

Net income, as adjusted
Net income (GAAP) $ 14,504 $ 13,088 $ 40,652 $ 44,731
Manufacturing consolidation costs (2) 536 1,571 1,638 2,027
Due diligence costs (2) 106 233 722 2,014
Non-recurring purchase accounting and acquisition costs (2) 17 - 365 -
Curtailment gain (2)   -   -   (98 )   (2,077 )
Net income, as adjusted (non-GAAP) (2) $ 15,163 $ 14,892 $ 43,279   $ 46,695  
 
(2) Taxed at effective tax rate for each quarter
 

Earnings per share - diluted, as adjusted
Earnings per share - Diluted (GAAP) $ 0.45 $ 0.39 $ 1.25 $ 1.33
Manufacturing consolidation costs 0.02 0.04 0.05 0.06
Due diligence costs - 0.01 0.02 0.06
Non-recurring purchase accounting and acquisition costs - - 0.01 -
Curtailment gain   -   -   -     (0.06 )
Earnings per share - Diluted, as adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 0.47 $ 0.44 $ 1.33   $ 1.39  
 
Kaydon's management believes that certain non-GAAP measures of operating income, as adjusted, EBITDA, as adjusted, net income, as adjusted, and earnings per share - diluted, as adjusted, provide investors with additional information to assess the Company's financial performance. However, these measures should be viewed as supplemental data, rather than substitutes or alternatives to the comparable GAAP measures.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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