Ducommun Reports Results For The Third Quarter Ended October 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) ("Ducommun" or the "Company") today reported results for its third quarter ended October 1, 2016.

Third Quarter 2016 Summary
  • Third quarter revenue was $132.6 million
  • Net income was $5.0 million, or $0.44 per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $14.9 million
  • Backlog increased to $566 million
  • Made net voluntary principal prepayments of $10 million on credit facilities during the quarter

"The third quarter illustrated continued progress towards reaching our long-term performance goals and growth objectives," said Anthony J. Reardon, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "While revenue and gross margins were essentially flat sequentially compared to the second quarter, our backlog rose to $566 million - the highest ever, net of divestitures - and we're well positioned for sales acceleration in the fourth quarter and beyond. At the same time we paid down an additional $10 million of debt, leaving us with the strongest balance sheet since our acquisition of LaBarge in 2011. We are pleased with these results but remain focused on further operating improvement. We are pursuing strategic growth opportunities to leverage our expertise in commercial aerospace electronics, titanium, and composite systems, providing innovative solutions that distinguish Ducommun from our competitors."

Third Quarter Results

Net revenue for the third quarter of 2016 was $132.6 million compared to $161.7 million for the third quarter of 2015. The net revenue decrease year-over-year was primarily due to the following:
  • $18.0 million lower revenue within the Company's industrial end-use markets mainly due to the divestiture of the Pittsburgh operation in January 2016 and closure of the Houston operation in December 2015; and
  • $15.6 million lower revenue within the Company's military and space end-use markets mainly due to the divestiture of the Miltec operation in March 2016 as well as program cancellations and budget changes, which impacted the Company's fixed-wing and helicopter platforms and pushed out scheduled deliveries;
  • These negative impact of the aforementioned items was partially offset by $4.5 million higher revenue in the Company's commercial aerospace end-use markets, mainly due to added content with existing customers.

Net income for the third quarter of 2016 was $5.0 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $(9.5) million, or $(0.86) per share, for the third quarter of 2015. The increase in net income for the third quarter of 2016 compared to the third quarter of 2015 was primarily due to the following:
  • The 2015 third quarter included a loss on extinguishment of debt of $11.9 million related to the redemption of the $200.0 million senior unsecured notes;
  • The 2015 third quarter included a forward loss reserve charge related to a regional jet program of $10.0 million;
  • Lower interest expense of $1.4 million; and
  • Improved operating performance.

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2016 was $25.2 million, or 19.0% of revenue, compared to gross profit of $20.0 million, or 12.4% of revenue, for the third quarter of 2015. The higher gross margin percentage year-over-year was primarily due to the 2015 third quarter included a forward loss reserve charge related to a regional jet program of $10.0 million. In addition, total material costs as a percentage of revenue decreased 2.1% year-over-year as a result of the Company's ongoing supply chain initiatives and improved operating performance.

Operating income for the third quarter of 2016 was $8.1 million, or 6.1% of revenue, compared to an operating loss of $(1.2) million, or (0.7)% of revenue, in the comparable period last year. The increase in operating income was primarily due to higher gross profit and lower selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses. The lower SG&A expenses were the result of the divestitures of the Company's Pittsburgh and Miltec operations, closures of facilities, and a decrease in compensation and benefit costs.

Interest expense decreased to $1.9 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $3.4 million in the previous year's third quarter, primarily due to a lower outstanding debt balance as a result of net voluntary principal prepayments on the Company's new credit facilities and a lower average interest rate as a result of completing the refinancing of the Company's debt in July 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2016 was $14.9 million, or 11.2% of revenue, compared to $6.6 million, or 4.1% of revenue, for the comparable period in 2015.

During the third quarter of 2016, the Company generated $15.4 million of cash from operations compared to a $(5.5) million use of cash in operations during the third quarter of 2015. The increase in cash flow from operations was primarily due to higher net income as a result of higher gross margin percentage in the current-year quarter.

The Company's firm backlog as of October 1, 2016 was $566 million, which rose $29 million sequentially primarily due to a $41 million increase in the Company's commercial aerospace backlog reflecting the timing of certain orders and new business wins.

Structural Systems

Structural Systems segment net revenue for the current-year third quarter was $60.9 million, compared to $64.2 million for the third quarter of 2015. The year-over-year decrease in net revenue was primarily due to a $3.4 million decline in military and space revenue, reflecting program cancellations and budget changes which impacted scheduled deliveries on the Company's fixed-wing and helicopter platforms.

Structural Systems segment operating income for the current-year third quarter was $5.9 million, or 9.7% of revenue, compared to an operating loss of $(6.0) million, or (9.4)% of revenue, for the third quarter of 2015. The increase in operating income reflects higher gross margins in the current year quarter and the 2015 third quarter included a forward loss reserve charge related to a regional jet program of $10.0 million.

Structural Systems segment Adjusted EBITDA was $8.9 million for the current-year quarter, or 14.6% of revenue, compared to $(3.3) million, or (5.2)% of revenue, for the comparable quarter in the prior year.

Electronic Systems

Electronic Systems segment net revenue for the current-year third quarter was $71.6 million, compared to $97.5 million for the third quarter of 2015. The lower net revenue was primarily due to the following:
  • An $18.0 million decrease in industrial revenue mainly due to the divestiture of the Company's Pittsburgh operation in January 2016 and closure of the Houston operation in December 2015; and
  • A $12.2 million decrease in military and space revenue mainly due to the divestiture of the Company's Miltec operation in March 2016 as well as program cancellations and budget changes, which impacted scheduled deliveries on fixed-wing platforms;
  • Partially offset by a $4.3 million increase in commercial aerospace revenue mainly due to added content with the Company's existing customers.

Electronic Systems' segment operating income for the current-year third quarter was $6.6 million, or 9.2% of revenue, compared to $8.6 million, or 8.8% of revenue, for the third quarter of 2015. The decrease in operating income was primarily due to the effect of lower revenue as a result of the divestitures of the Company's Pittsburgh and Miltec operations and closure of its Houston operation.

Electronic Systems segment Adjusted EBITDA was $9.8 million for the current-year quarter, or 13.7% of revenue, compared to $13.3 million, or 13.6% of revenue, for the comparable quarter in the prior year.

Corporate General and Administrative Expenses ("CG&A")

CG&A expenses for the third quarter of 2016 were $4.4 million, or 3.3% of total Company revenue, compared to $3.7 million, or 2.3% of total Company revenue, for the comparable quarter in the prior year. The increase in CG&A expenses in the current year quarter was primarily due to higher compensation and benefits of $0.6 million.

Conference Call

A teleconference hosted by Anthony J. Reardon, the Company's chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Douglas L. Groves, the Company's vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, will be held today, November 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) to review these financial results. To participate in the teleconference, please call 844-239-5278 (international 574-990-1017) approximately ten minutes prior to the conference time. The participant passcode is 95214313. Mr. Reardon and Mr. Groves will be speaking on behalf of the Company and anticipate the meeting and Q&A period to last approximately 45 minutes.

This call is being webcast by Thomson Reuters and can be accessed directly at the Ducommun website at www.ducommun.com. Conference call replay will be available after that time at the same link or by dialing 855-859-2056, passcode 95214313.

About Ducommun Incorporated

Ducommun Incorporated delivers innovative manufacturing solutions to customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. Founded in 1849, the Company specializes in two core areas -- Electronic Systems and Structural Systems -- to produce complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. For more information, visit www.ducommun.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release regarding other than recitation of historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements are identified by words such as "may," "will," " begin," " look forward," "expect," "believe," "intend," "anticipate," "should," "potential," "estimate," "continue," "momentum" and other words referring to events to occur in the future. These statements reflect the Company's current view of future events and are based on its assessment of, and are subject to, a variety of risks and uncertainties beyond its control, including, but not limited to, the state of the world financial, credit, commodities and stock markets, and uncertainties regarding the Company, its businesses and the industries in which it operates, which are described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information

This release contains non-GAAP financial measures, including Adjusted EBITDA (which excludes interest expense, income tax expense (benefit), depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation expense, gain on divestitures, loss on extinguishment of debt, and restructuring charges).

The Company believes the presentation of these non-GAAP measures provide important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. The Company's management uses these non-GAAP financial measures along with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in evaluating the Company's actual and forecasted operating performance, capital resources and cash flow. The non-GAAP financial information presented herein should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

[Financial Tables Follow]

DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
    October 1,  2016   December 31,  2015
Assets        
Current Assets        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 9,466     $ 5,454  
Accounts receivable, net   73,820     77,089  
Inventories   129,769     115,404  
Production cost of contracts   11,095     10,290  
Other current assets   8,658     13,389  
Assets held for sale       41,636  
Total Current Assets   232,808     263,262  
Property and equipment, Net   98,586     96,551  
Goodwill   82,554     82,554  
Intangibles, net   103,835     110,621  
Non-current deferred income taxes   212     324  
Other assets   2,987     3,769  
Total Assets   $ 520,982     $ 557,081  
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity        
Current Liabilities        
Current portion of long-term debt   $ 5     $ 26  
Accounts payable   60,173     40,343  
Accrued liabilities   30,510     36,458  
Liabilities held for sale       6,780  
Total Current Liabilities   90,688     83,607  
Long-term debt, less current portion   176,618     240,661  
Non-current deferred income taxes   25,871     26,528  
Other long-term liabilities   16,763     18,954  
Total Liabilities   309,940     369,750  
Commitments and contingencies        
Shareholders' Equity        
Common stock   112     111  
Additional paid-in capital   76,681     75,200  
Retained earnings   140,048     117,623  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (5,799 )   (5,603 )
Total Shareholders' Equity   211,042     187,331  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity   $ 520,982     $ 557,081  

DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    October 1,  2016   October 3,  2015   October 1,  2016   October 3,  2015
Net Revenues   $ 132,571     $ 161,670     $ 408,156     $ 509,435  
Cost of Sales   107,348     141,642     329,749     431,439  
Gross Profit   25,223     20,028     78,407     77,996  
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses   17,171     21,205     58,796     64,707  
Operating Income (Loss)   8,052     (1,177 )   19,611     13,289  
Interest Expense   (1,945 )   (3,392 )   (6,279 )   (16,499 )
Loss on Extinguishment of Debt       (11,878 )       (14,720 )
Other Income   141         141     1,510  
Gain on Divestitures           18,815      
Income (Loss) Before Taxes   6,248     (16,447 )   32,288     (16,420 )
Income Tax Expense (Benefit)   1,234     (6,932 )   9,863     (6,714 )
Net Income (Loss)   $ 5,014     $ (9,515 )   $ 22,425     $ (9,706 )
Earnings (Loss) Per Share                
Basic earnings (loss) per share   $ 0.45     $ (0.86 )   $ 2.01     $ (0.88 )
Diluted earnings (loss) per share   $ 0.44     $ (0.86 )   $ 1.99     $ (0.88 )
Weighted-Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding                
Basic   11,169     11,083     11,141     11,035  
Diluted   11,310     11,083     11,261     11,035  
                 
Gross Profit %   19.0 %   12.4 %   19.2 %   15.3 %
SG&A %   13.0 %   13.1 %   14.4 %   12.7 %
Operating Income (Loss) %   6.1 %   (0.7 )%   4.8 %   2.6 %
Net Income (Loss) %   3.8 %   (5.9 )%   5.5 %   (1.9 )%
Effective Tax (Benefit) Rate   19.8 %   (42.1 )%   30.5 %   (40.9 )%

DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
BUSINESS SEGMENT PERFORMANCE
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    %Change   October 1,  2016   October 3,  2015   %of Net  Revenues2016   %of Net  Revenues2015   %Change   October 1,  2016   October 3,  2015   %of Net  Revenues2016   %of Net  Revenues2015
Net Revenues                                        
Structural Systems     (5.0 ) %   $ 60,931     $ 64,170       46.0   %     39.7   %     (12.6 ) %   $ 185,642     $ 212,306       45.5   %     41.7   %
Electronic Systems     (26.5 ) %   71,640     97,500       54.0   %     60.3   %     (25.1 ) %   222,514     297,129       54.5   %     58.3   %
Total Net Revenues     (18.0 ) %   $ 132,571     $ 161,670       100.0   %     100.0   %     (19.9 ) %   $ 408,156     $ 509,435       100.0   %     100.0   %
Segment Operating Income                                        
Structural Systems       $ 5,893     $ (6,028 )     9.7   %     (9.4 ) %       $ 13,347     $ 2,980       7.2   %     1.4   %
Electronic Systems       6,600     8,598       9.2   %     8.8 ) %       19,769     22,575       8.9   %     7.6   %
        12,493     2,570                 33,116     25,555          
Corporate General and Administrative Expenses (1)       (4,441 )   (3,747 )     (3.3 ) %     (2.3 ) %       (13,505 )   (12,266 )     (3.3 ) %     (2.4 ) %
Total Operating Income (Loss)       $ 8,052     $ (1,177 )     6.1   %     (0.7 ) %       $ 19,611     $ 13,289       4.8   %     2.6   %
Adjusted EBITDA                                        
Structural Systems                                        
Operating Income (Loss)       $ 5,893     $ (6,028 )               $ 13,347     $ 2,980          
Other Income (2)       141                     141     1,510          
Depreciation and Amortization       2,851     2,386                 6,683     7,009          
Restructuring Charges           314                     314          
        8,885     (3,328 )     14.6   %     (5.2 ) %       20,171     11,813       10.9   %     5.6   %
Electronic Systems                                        
Operating Income       6,600     8,598                 19,769     22,575          
Gain on Divestitures (3)                           18,815              
Depreciation and Amortization       3,232     4,207                 10,661     12,928          
Restructuring Charges           468                     468          
        9,832     13,273       13.7   %     13.6   %       49,245     35,971       22.1   %     12.1   %
Corporate General and Administrative Expenses (1)                                        
Operating loss       (4,441 )   (3,747 )               (13,505 )   (12,266 )        
Gain on Divestitures (3)                           (18,815 )            
Depreciation and Amortization       6     42                 76     127          
Stock-Based Compensation Expense       594     331                 2,579     2,792          
        (3,841 )   (3,374 )               (29,665 )   (9,347 )        
Adjusted EBITDA       $ 14,876     $ 6,571       11.2   %     4.1   %       $ 39,751     $ 38,437       9.7   %     7.5   %
Capital Expenditures                                        
Structural Systems       $ 3,555     $ 2,329                 $ 10,149     $ 8,080          
Electronic Systems       947     758                 1,701     3,196          
Corporate Administration           4                     10          
Total Capital Expenditures       $ 4,502     $ 3,091                 $ 11,850     $ 11,286          

(1)     Includes costs not allocated to either the Electronic Systems or Structural Systems operating segments.(2)     Insurance recoveries related to property and equipment included as other income for the nine months ended October 3, 2015.(3)     Includes gain on divestitures of the Pittsburgh and Miltec operations.

 

CONTACTS:Douglas L. Groves, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, 310.513.7224Chris Witty, Investor Relations, 646.438.9385, cwitty@darrowir.com

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