- Sales for first quarter 2012 were $463.1 million up 65 percent, compared to $280.8 million in the first quarter of 2011.
- Gross profit increased 66 percent for first quarter 2012 to $93.4 million, or 20.2 percent of net sales, compared to $56.3 million in 2011, or 20.0 percent of net sales. Gross profit excluding the Latin American business was $84.9 million or 22.8 percent of net sales for the first quarter 2012.
- First quarter income from operations was $58.7 million up 118 percent, compared to $26.9 million last year.
- Adjusted net income for the first quarter was $40.5 million, compared to $18.7 million in the first quarter of last year (see table and appendix below).
Taylor adds, “Titan’s mining service business is a hot market. We have just opened a facility in the oil sands in Canada and already are receiving the demand to double the facility. Our partner in the oils sands is Saskatoon Wholesale Tire and they have never seen anything like this. In order to meet demand, all of Titan’s factories will be hiring and expanding operations. Titan has also ventured in to some new areas with the Union City, Tennessee factory. This large facility used to produce 48,000 passenger car tires per day. Since Titan doesn’t produce auto or truck tires, we will be contracting to various firms where we will supply the equipment and they will operate the business of mixing, calendaring and fabricating. Titan will still operate warehousing, equipment repair and new material inventory received. There is no question, with 2.2 million square feet under roof, we have plenty of room to expand or lease the space at this facility. To better visualize the size of this building, translate 2.2 million square feet into approximately 53 acres under roof.”“As we enter a new year, Steve Briggs took over as president of our North American tire plants. We also have David Salen, president of the wheel group; Paul Reitz, CFO Titan International; and Mike Troyanovich, assistant general counsel. The above team will be running this company’s operations in the future. The senior team (myself included) will be focusing on the new opportunities we believe will grow this business. As I’ve outlined before, our vision is to be between a run rate of $3 to $4 billion in revenue by the end of 2013,” concluded Taylor. Financial overview: Sales: Titan recorded sales of $463.1 million for the first quarter of 2012, compared to first quarter 2011 sales of $280.8 million. The higher sales levels were the result of the April 2011 acquisition of the Goodyear Latin American farm tire business which recorded sales of $90.3 million for the first quarter 2012 and continued strong demand in the agriculture and earthmoving/construction segment combined with price/mix improvements. Gross profit: For the first quarter of 2012, gross profit was $93.4 million or 20.2 percent of net sales, compared to $56.3 million or 20.0 percent of net sales for the first quarter of 2011. Gross profit excluding the Latin American business was $84.9 million or 22.8 percent of net sales for the first quarter 2012. The increase in gross margin was due to the increase in sales as well as gains from improved plant utilizations. Selling, general and administrative expenses: SG&A expenses for the first quarter of 2012 were $30.8 million or 6.7 percent of net sales, compared to $25.3 million or 9.0 percent of net sales in 2011. The higher SG&A expenses were primarily the result of higher selling and marketing expenses of approximately $3 million related to increased sales levels and increased information technology expenses, and approximately $2 million of expenses at the Company’s Latin American facilities. Net of the CEO compensation award, SG&A was $22.7 million in the first quarter 2012 or 4.9 percent of net sales compared to $16.5 million or 5.9 percent of net sales in 2011. Income from operations: For the first quarter of 2012, income from operations was $58.7 million, or 12.7 percent of net sales, compared to $26.9 million, or 9.6 percent of net sales, in 2011. Interest expense: Interest expense was $6.3 million for the first quarter of 2012, compared to $6.3 million in 2011. Noncash convertible debt conversion charge: As a result of the exchange agreement in the first quarter 2011 to convert approximately $59.6 million of 5.625 percent convertible notes into approximately 6.6 million shares of the Company’s common stock, the Company recognized a noncash charge of $16.1 million in accordance with accounting standards. No conversion occurred in the three months ended March 31, 2012. Adjusted Net income: Adjusted net income for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012 was $40.5 million, compared to $18.7 million in 2011 (see Appendix below). Earnings per share: For the first quarter of 2012, basic and diluted earnings per share were $.84 and $.68 respectively. This compared to the same period last year, basic and diluted loss per share was $(.07) and $(.07) respectively. On an adjusted basis (see Appendix below), basic and fully diluted earnings per share were $.96 and $.78 respectively for the first quarter 2012 and $.46 and $.37 for 2011. Capital expenditures: Titan’s capital expenditures were $8.2 million for the first quarter of 2012 and $3.5 million for the first quarter 2011. Debt balance: Total long term debt balance was $317.9 million at March 31, 2012 in agreement to the balance at December 31, 2011. Short-term debt balance was zero at March 31, 2012, and $11.7 million at December 31, 2011. Equity balance: The Company’s equity was $443.7 million at March 31, 2012, compared to $396.9 at December 31, 2011. First Quarter Conference Call: The Titan International Inc. earnings conference call for the first quarter that ended March 31, 2012, will be held at 9 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, April 26, 2012. To participate in the conference call, dial (800) 230-1059 five minutes prior to the scheduled time. International callers dial (612) 234-9959. A replay of the call will be available until May 10, 2012. To access the replay, dial (800) 475-6701 and enter access code 244424. International callers dial (320) 365-3844. Safe harbor statement: This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks as detailed in Titan International, Inc.’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company cautions that any forward-looking statements included in this press release are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties and the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.
Company description: Titan International Inc. (NYSE: TWI), a holding company, owns subsidiaries that supply wheels, tires and assemblies for off-highway equipment used in agricultural, earthmoving/construction and consumer (including all terrain vehicles) applications.
|Titan International, Inc.|
|Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations (Unaudited)|
|For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011|
|Amounts in thousands, except earnings per share data.||Three Months Ended|
|Cost of sales||369,725||224,557|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||30,835||25,293|
|Research and development expenses||1,508||1,183|
|Income from operations||58,671||26,879|
|Noncash convertible debt conversion charge||0||(16,135)|
|Income before income taxes||55,487||4,657|
|Provision for income taxes||20,093||7,693|
|Net income (loss)||35,394||(3,036)|
|Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests||(25)||0|
|Net income (loss) attributable to Titan||$||35,419||$||(3,036)|
|Earnings (loss) per common share:|
|Average common shares and equivalents outstanding:|
|Revenues from external customers (Unaudited)|
|Amounts in thousands||Three Months Ended|
|Titan International, Inc.|
|Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets (Unaudited)|
|Amounts in thousands|
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||129,308||$||129,170|
|Deferred income taxes||34,098||26,775|
|Prepaid and other current assets||31,528||28,249|
|Total current assets||655,036||564,593|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||333,918||334,742|
|Liabilities & Equity|
|Other current liabilities||99,481||87,469|
|Total current liabilities||212,147||175,766|
|Deferred income taxes||38,414||38,691|
|Other long-term liabilities||87,069||81,069|
|Total liabilities & equity||$||1,099,199||$||1,010,286|
The SEC’s Regulation G applies to any public disclosure or release of material information that includes a non-GAAP financial measure. The non-GAAP financial measure should be considered supplemental to, not a substitute for, the financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. It has limitations in that it does not reflect all of the costs associated with the operations of our businesses as determined in accordance with GAAP. In addition, this measure may not be comparable to non-GAAP financial measures reported by other companies.The non-GAAP financial measure of adjusted net income assists investors with analyzing our business results as well as with predicting future performance. In addition, this non-GAAP financial measure is reviewed by management in order to evaluate the financial performance of each segment as well as the Company as a whole. We believe that the presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure will permit investors to assess the performance of the Company on the same basis as management. As a result, one should not consider this measure in isolation or as a substitute for our results reported under GAAP. We compensate for these limitations by analyzing results on a GAAP basis as well as a non-GAAP basis, prominently disclosing GAAP results and providing reconciliations from GAAP results to non-GAAP results. The table below provides a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures for March 31, 2012.
|Three Months Ended|
|Net income (loss)||$||35,419||$||(3,036)|
|Noncash convertible debt charge||0||16,135|
|CEO incentive compensation, net of tax||5,127||5,568|
|Adjusted net income, excluding noncash convertible debt charge and CEO incentive compensation||$||40,546||$||18,667|
|Adjusted earnings per common share:|
|Average common shares outstanding:|