SL Industries Announces 2014 First Quarter Results

SL INDUSTRIES, INC. (NYSE MKT: SLI); (“SLI” or the “Company”) operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 are summarized in the following paragraphs. Please read the Company's Form 10-Q, which can be found at www.slindustries.com, for a full discussion of the operating results.

First Quarter Results

Net sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, were $52.6 million, compared with net sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 of $49.1 million.

Income from continuing operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 was $2.7 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, compared to income from continuing operations of $3.0 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 was $2.5 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.8 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 included a net loss from discontinued operations of $0.1 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to a net loss from discontinued operations of $0.2 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2013.

The Company generated EBITDA from continuing operations of $4.8 million for the first quarter of 2014, as compared to $4.6 million for the same period in 2013, an increase of $0.2 million, or 4%. The Company generated Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $5.6 million for the first quarter of 2014, compared to $5.4 million for the same period in 2013, an increase of $0.2 million, or 4%. See “Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measurements” below for the definitions of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

Updated Guidance 2014

The Company anticipates, based on current information, full-year 2014 net sales, EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations in the ranges of $197 million to $241 million, $21.0 million to $26.0 million, and $22.5 million to $27.5 million, respectively. The Company's outlook for the second quarter of 2014 is net sales, EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations in the ranges of $52 million to $58 million, $5.4 million to $5.9 million, and $5.6 million to $6.1 million, respectively.
 

Financial Summary
 
SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
March 31, December 31,
2014   2013
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 9,692 $ 7,163
Receivables, net 32,383 30,765
Inventories, net 22,708 22,963
Other current assets   8,973     9,972
Total current assets   73,756     70,863
Property, plant and equipment, net 10,818 10,790
Intangible assets, net 19,906 20,012
Other assets and deferred charges, net   10,645     11,669
Total assets $ 115,125   $ 113,334
 
LIABILITIES & SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities $ 37,177 $ 33,812
Long-term liabilities 16,400 20,347
Shareholders' equity   61,548     59,175
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 115,125   $ 113,334
 
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
  Three Months Ended
March 31,
2014   2013
(In thousands, except per
share amounts)
 
Net sales $ 52,585 $ 49,095
Cost and expenses:
Cost of products sold 35,177 32,199
Engineering and product development 3,298 3,503
Selling, general and administrative 8,624 8,807
Depreciation and amortization 614 600
Restructuring charges   463       -  
Total cost and expenses   48,176       45,109  
Income from operations 4,409 3,986
 
Other income (expense):
Amortization of deferred financing costs (21 ) (19 )
Interest income 2 1
Interest expense (35 ) (35 )
Other (loss), net   (250 )     (26 )
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 4,105 3,907
Income tax provision   1,440       923  
Income from continuing operations 2,665 2,984
(Loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax   (138 )     (218 )
Net income $ 2,527     $ 2,766  
 
Basic net income (loss) per common share
Income from continuing operations $ 0.64 $ 0.72
(Loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax   (0.03 )     (0.05 )
Net income $ 0.61     $ 0.67  
 
Diluted net income (loss) per common share
Income from continuing operations $ 0.64 $ 0.71
(Loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax   (0.03 )     (0.05 )
Net income $ 0.61     $ 0.66  
 

Shares used in computing basic net income (loss) per common share
4,128 4,139

Shares used in computing diluted net income (loss) per common share
4,161 4,172
 
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
  Three Months Ended
March 31,
2014   2013

(in thousands)
 
Net income $ 2,527 $ 2,766
Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:
Foreign currency translation (34 ) 76
Net unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities (130 ) -
Net gain reclassified into income on sale of available-for-sale securities   (66 )     -
Comprehensive income $ 2,297     $ 2,842
 
 
Segment Results
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2014   2013
(In thousands)
Net sales  
SLPE $ 17,584 $ 17,594
High Power Group 20,310 17,093
SL-MTI 10,852 9,094
RFL   3,839       5,314  
Net sales   52,585       49,095  
 
Income from operations
SLPE 939 1,050
High Power Group 2,917 2,114
SL-MTI 2,095 1,313
RFL (39 ) 936
Unallocated Corporate Expenses   (1,503 )     (1,427 )
Income from operations   4,409       3,986  
 
Other income (expense):
Amortization of deferred financing costs (21 ) (19 )
Interest income 2 1
Interest expense (35 ) (35 )
Other (loss), net   (250 )     (26 )
Income from continuing operations before income taxes $ 4,105     $ 3,907  
 
Supplemental Non-GAAP Disclosures
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2014   2013
(In thousands)
 
Income from continuing operations, net of tax $ 2,665 $ 2,984
 
Add (deduct):
Interest income (2 ) (1 )
Interest expense 35 35
Income tax provision 1,440 923
Depreciation and amortization 614 600
Amortization of deferred financing costs   21       19  
EBITDA from continuing operations   4,773       4,560  
 
 
Restructuring costs 463 -
Unrealized loss on foreign exchange contracts 363 26
Non-cash stock-based compensation expense 109 122
(Gain) on sale of available-for-sale securities (106 ) -
China work stoppage costs   -       734  
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations $ 5,602     $ 5,442  
 

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measurements

The financial data contained in this press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including “EBITDA” and “Adjusted EBITDA”. The Company is presenting EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA because it believes that it provides useful information to investors about SLI, its business and its financial condition. The Company defines EBITDA as net income from continuing operations before the effects of interest income, interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and the amortization of deferred financing costs. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA before the effects of certain items, including restructuring costs, unrealized loss on foreign exchange contracts, non-cash stock-based compensation expense, gain on sale of available-for-sale securities, and China work stoppage costs. The Company believes EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful to investors because they are key measures used by the Company's Board of Directors and management to evaluate its business, including internal management reporting, budgeting and forecasting processes, in comparing operating results across the business, as an internal profitability measure, as a component in evaluating the ability and the desirability of making capital expenditures and significant acquisitions, and as an element in determining executive compensation.

However, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measures of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”), and the items excluded from EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing financial performance. Therefore, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered a substitute for net income (loss) or cash flows from operating, investing, or financing activities. Because EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are calculated before recurring cash items, including interest income, interest expense, and income taxes, and is not adjusted for capital expenditures or other recurring cash requirements of the business, it should not be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to invest in the growth of the business. There are a number of material limitations to the use of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as an analytical tool, including the following:

  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the Company's interest income and interest expense;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the Company's income tax expense or the cash requirements to pay its income taxes;
  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash expenses in the period recorded, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the cash requirements for such replacement;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not include the amortization of deferred financing costs;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not include discontinued operations;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include restructuring charges;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include loss, realized or unrealized, on foreign exchange contracts;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include non-cash charges for stock-based compensation;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include gain on sale of available-for-sale securities;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include work stoppage costs.

The Company compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on its GAAP financial measures and by using EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental information. The Company believes that consideration of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, together with a careful review of its GAAP financial measures, is the most informed method of analyzing SLI.

The Company reconciles EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to net income from continuing operations, and that reconciliation is set forth above. Because EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not a measurement determined in accordance with GAAP and is susceptible to varying calculations, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. Net sales and expenses are measured in accordance with the policies and procedures described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.

About SL Industries, Inc.

SL Industries, Inc., designs, manufactures and markets power electronics, motion control, power protection, power quality electromagnetic and specialized communication equipment that is used in a variety of medical, commercial and military aerospace, solar, computer, datacom, industrial, telecom, transportation, utility, rail and highway equipment applications. For more information about SL Industries, Inc. and its products, please visit the Company’s web site at www.slindustries.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that reflect SLI's current expectations and projections about its future results, performance, prospects, and opportunities. SLI has tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words such as "may," "should," "expect," "hope," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "plan," "estimate," and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause its actual results, performance, prospects, or opportunities in 2014 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These factors include, without limitation: the effectiveness of the cost reduction initiatives undertaken by the Company, changes in demand for the Company's products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing, constraints on supplies of critical components, excess or shortage of production capacity, difficulties encountered in the integration of acquired businesses and other risks discussed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Although SLI believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable and achievable, such statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, and no assurance can be given that the actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Except as otherwise required by Federal securities laws, SLI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances, or any other reason.

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