Alamo Group Announces Record 2013 Third Quarter and Nine Months Results

07 Nov, 2013, 16:45 ET from Alamo Group Inc.

SEGUIN, Texas, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE: ALG) today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Highlights for the Quarter

  • Record net income of $11.3 million
  • Record net sales of $174.7 million
    • North American Industrial Division up 16%
    • North American Agricultural Division up 13%
    • European Division up 4%

Net sales for the third quarter of 2013 were $174.7 million compared to net sales of $156.1 million for the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 12%. Net income for the quarter was $11.3 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, versus net income of $8.6 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, for the same period of 2012, an increase of 32%.

Nine Month Results

For the first nine months of 2013, net sales increased 7% to $511.2 million compared to net sales of $479.0 million during the same period in 2012. Net income for the first nine months of 2013 was $30.1 million, or $2.47 per diluted share, versus $24.7 million, or $2.05 per diluted share for the comparable period in 2012, an increase of 22%.

Net sales and net income for both the quarter and nine months of 2013 were records for Alamo Group.

Sales by Division

Net sales for the Company's North American Industrial Division in the third quarter of 2013 were $71.9 million, an increase of 16% compared to the $62.0 million in the prior year's third quarter. For the nine month period ended September 30, 2013, net sales were $218.9 compared to $196.8 million in 2012, an increase of 11%. Nearly all units within the division showed improvements in the third quarter as demand for infrastructure maintenance equipment continued to improve.

Alamo's North American Agricultural Division net sales were $61.2 million in the third quarter of 2013, versus $54.1 million in the 2012 comparable period, an increase of 13%. For the first nine months of 2013, net sales in the Division were $168.0 million, an increase of 8% compared to net sales of $155.5 million in 2012. Despite indications of weakening overall agriculture conditions, demand for the Company's products was strong during the quarter.

Alamo Group's European Division net sales were $41.7 in the third quarter of 2013 compared to net sales of $40.0 million in the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 4%.  For the first nine months of 2013 net sales were $124.3 million compared to $126.7 million in the same period of 2012, a decrease of 2%.  The increase in the quarter is an indication that the markets for the Division's products in Europe may be bottoming out from the weak economy experienced in the last few years.

Ron Robinson, Alamo Group's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased by our continued strong results and, once again, we were able to turn a solid sales increase into an even better earnings increase.  Additionally, we were pleased to see some sales growth in our European Division which we hope is an indicator this sector is beginning to recover.

"Our strongest results came from our Industrial Division, which again exceeded our expectations.  We continue to believe this performance is being driven by pent up demand for infrastructure maintenance equipment, though demand from other markets showed improvement as well.

"The Company's agricultural products also exhibited strong sales increases in the quarter.  This was achieved despite weaker demand for equipment in the North American market.  While we believe softer market conditions will continue for the rest of this year and into 2014, we feel our products have the potential to outperform the overall market with the help of improved backlogs and new product introductions.

"As mentioned earlier, our European operations are seeing signs of market improvement for the first time in several years, which we hope is the start of a new trend.  Certainly the overall economic conditions in Europe remain weak but, as in North America, we feel demand for our types of products have the potential to benefit from any improvements in the market.

"As a result of our performance in the third quarter we continue to feel positive about the outlook for Alamo Group for the remainder of 2013 and into 2014.  While we do not feel our markets are strong enough to sustain the levels of double digit growth we experienced in the third quarter, we remain optimistic about the outlook for the demand for our type of products.  And, we believe our ongoing focus on operational execution will continue to enhance our results."

Earnings Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss third quarter 2013 financial results on Friday, November 8, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern (10 a.m. Central, 9:00 a.m. Mountain and 8:00 a.m. Pacific).  Hosting the call will be members of senior management.

Individuals wishing to participate in the conference call should dial 877-941-6009 (domestic) or 480-629-9866 (internationally).  For interested individuals unable to join the call, a replay will be available until Friday, November 15, 2013 by dialing 800-406-7325 (domestic) or 303-590-3030 (internationally), passcode 4646067. 

The live broadcast of Alamo Group Inc.'s quarterly conference call will be available online at the Company's web site, www.alamo-group.com (under "Investor Relations/Events & Presentations") on Friday, November 8, 2013, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET.  The online replay will follow shortly after the call ends and will be archived on the Company's website for 60 days.

About Alamo Group

Alamo Group is a leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of high quality equipment for right-of-way maintenance and agriculture. Our products include truck and tractor mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, street sweepers, snow removal equipment, pothole patchers, excavators, vacuum trucks, agricultural implements and related after-market parts and services. The Company, founded in 1969, had approximately 2,500 employees and operates eighteen plants in North America and Europe as of September 30, 2013. The corporate offices of Alamo Group Inc. are located in Seguin, Texas and the headquarters for the Company's European operations are located in Salford Priors, England.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Among those factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: market demand, competition, weather, seasonality, currency-related issues, and other risk factors listed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update the information contained herein, which speaks only as of this date. This release may contain non-GAAP financial measures. These measures, if included, are to help facilitate meaningful comparisons of our results to those in prior periods and future periods and to allow a better evaluation of our operating performance, in management's opinion. Our reference to any non-GAAP measures should not be considered as a substitute for results that are presented in a manner consistent with GAAP.

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Alamo Group Inc. and Subsidiaries

Interim Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share amounts)

(Unaudited)

September 30,

September 30,

2013

2012

ASSETS

  Current assets:

      Cash and cash equivalents

$

53,603

$

38,313

      Accounts receivable, net

161,704

153,834

      Inventories

121,639

119,578

      Other current assets

11,128

8,862

                Total current assets 

348,074

320,587

  Property, plant and equipment, net

60,633

57,643

  Goodwill

31,814

32,019

  Intangible assets

5,500

5,500

  Other non-current assets

3,623

3,473

                Total assets 

$

449,644

$

419,222

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS '  EQUITY

  Current liabilities:

      Trade accounts payable

$

55,911

$

47,516

      Income taxes payable

1,869

4,170

      Accrued liabilities

36,170

31,962

      Current maturities of long-term debt

499

808

      Other current liabilities

243

255

                Total current liabilities

94,692

84,711

  Long-term debt, net of current maturities

90

13,270

  Deferred pension liability 

8,248

9,273

  Other long-term liabilities

3,710

4,496

  Deferred income taxes

2,705

2,447

  Total stockholders' equity 

340,199

305,025

                Total liabilities and  stockholders' equity 

$

449,644

$

419,222

 

Alamo Group Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Third Quarter Ended

Nine Months Ended

09/30/13

09/30/12

09/30/13

09/30/12

North American

     Industrial

$71,890

$61,972

$218,863

$196,841

     Agricultural

61,157

54,135

168,048

155,487

European

41,691

39,971

124,320

126,670

     Total Sales

174,738

156,078

511,231

478,998

Cost of sales

131,582

119,008

389,072

367,529

Gross margin

43,156

37,070

122,159

111,469

24.7%

23.8%

23.9%

23.3%

Operating Expenses

27,830

23,992

79,533

73,073

Income from Operations

15,326

13,078

42,626

38,396

8.8%

8.4%

8.3%

8.0%

Interest Expense

(319)

(392)

(897)

(1,360)

Interest Income

44

66

129

179

Other Income (Expense)

558

(234)

1,190

(656)

Income before income taxes

15,609

12,518

43,048

36,559

Provision for income taxes

4,276

3,943

12,978

11,855

Net Income

$11,333

$8,575

$30,070

$24,704

Net income per common share:

     Basic

$0.94

$0.72

$2.50

$2.08

     Diluted

$0.93

$0.71

$2.47

$2.05

Average common shares:

     Basic

12,069

11,903

12,040

11,887

     Diluted

12,229

12,056

12,196

12,047

 

SOURCE Alamo Group Inc.



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