CPI International Announces First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CPI International Holding Corp., the parent company of CPI International, Inc. (CPI), today announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2013 ended December 28, 2012.  In comparison to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year, CPI increased its orders, sales, net income and adjusted EBITDA results in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

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"CPI started the year with a strong quarter, growing our top and bottom line results.  Sales and orders levels increased in each of our major markets, notwithstanding the ongoing uncertainty of potential sequestration and other budget cuts.  The relocation and integration of our Codan Satcom business into our North American facilities is progressing well.  Overall, CPI has solid momentum in fiscal 2013 and we are poised for continued growth throughout the year," said Joe Caldarelli, chief executive officer.

Sales

In the first quarter of fiscal 2013, CPI's total sales were $97.6 million, increasing five percent from $93.0 million in the same quarter of the prior year and representing the company's highest ever first quarter sales.  In comparison to the same quarter of fiscal 2012, CPI's first quarter fiscal 2013 sales in its largest end markets were as follows:

  • Sales in the defense market increased one percent to $34.8 million due to higher sales to support U.S. military electronic warfare systems and certain radar systems.
  • Sales in the medical market increased 13 percent to $21.8 million, primarily due to higher sales to support North American customers.
  • Sales in the communications market increased by one percent to $32.6 million as a result of the inclusion of approximately $4 million in sales from the Codan Satcom business that the company acquired in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.  This increase was partially offset by lower sales for commercial communications applications.

Orders

Total orders booked during the first quarter of fiscal 2013 were $137.9 million.  Orders increased 41 percent from the same quarter of the previous fiscal year, in large part due to a large, multi-year communications order to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) military communications applications.

As of December 28, 2012, CPI's order backlog equaled $283 million, representing CPI's highest ever backlog level.  CPI's book-to-bill ratio for the 12-month period ending on that date was 1.07.

In comparison to the first quarter of fiscal 2012, CPI's orders in its largest end markets were as follows in the first quarter of fiscal 2013:

  • Orders in the defense market increased 11 percent to $55.3 million, primarily because of higher demand for certain radar systems and U.S. military electronic warfare systems.
  • Orders in the medical market increased 17 percent to $14.9 million as a result of higher demand from North American and European customers for x-ray imaging products.
  • Orders in the communications market increased 134 percent to $59.1 million, principally due to the aforementioned large order for advanced tactical common data link (TCDL) antenna products for ISR applications; shipments for this program are expected to begin in late fiscal 2013 and end in fiscal 2015.  Communications orders in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 also included approximately $5 million in orders for products from the Codan Satcom business acquired by CPI in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.

Net Income and Adjusted EBITDA

Net income totaled $1.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, improving from the $1.6 million net loss recorded in the same quarter of the previous year.  The increase in net income was primarily the result of higher total sales and sales of products with higher margins in the most recent quarter.  In addition, intangible asset amortization related to the February 2011 acquisition of CPI by The Veritas Capital Fund IV, L.P. decreased in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 as compared to the same quarter of the previous year.  The impact of these positive factors on CPI's net income was partially offset by an increase in income tax expense in the most recent quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 totaled $16.9 million, or 17.3 percent of sales, an increase from the $12.7 million, or 13.7 percent of sales, in adjusted EBITDA in the same quarter of the prior year.  This increase was primarily due to higher total sales and sales of products with higher margins in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

Cash Flow

As of December 28, 2012, CPI had cash and cash equivalents totaling $50.5 million.  In the 12-month period ending on that date, cash flow from operating activities equaled $31.3 million, free cash flow was $23.9 million and adjusted free cash flow was $24.1 million.

Fiscal 2013 Outlook

CPI is reconfirming its previously issued financial guidance for fiscal 2013.  The company expects:

  • Total sales of between $410 million and $425 million;
  • Adjusted EBITDA of between $66 million and $68 million; and
  • Adjusted free cash flow of more than $17 million.

CPI believes its effective tax rate for fiscal 2013 will be approximately 42 percent.

Financial Community Conference Call

In conjunction with this announcement, CPI will hold a conference call on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) that simultaneously will be broadcast live over the Internet on the company's Web site.  To participate in the conference call, please dial (800) 649-5127, or (253) 237-1144 for international callers, enter conference ID 92606765 and ask for the CPI International First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Financial Results Conference Call.  To access the call via the Internet, please visit http://investor.cpii.com and click "Events."

About CPI International Holding Corp.

CPI International Holding Corp., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is the parent company of CPI International, Inc., which is the parent company of Communications & Power Industries LLC, a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications.  Communications & Power Industries LLC develops, manufactures and distributes products used to generate, amplify, transmit and receive high-power/high-frequency microwave and radio frequency signals and/or provide power and control for various applications.  End-use applications of these systems include the transmission of radar signals for navigation and location; transmission of deception signals for electronic countermeasures; transmission and amplification of voice, data and video signals for broadcasting, Internet and other types of commercial and military communications; providing power and control for medical diagnostic imaging; and generating microwave energy for radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer and for various industrial and scientific applications.

Non-GAAP Supplemental Information

EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow presented here are non-generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) financial measures.  EBITDA represents earnings before net interest expense, provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization.  Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA further adjusted to exclude certain non-recurring, non-cash, unusual or other items.  EBITDA margin represents EBITDA divided by sales.  Adjusted EBITDA margin represents adjusted EBITDA divided by sales.  Free cash flow represents net cash provided by operating activities minus capital expenditures and patent application fees.  Adjusted free cash flow represents free cash flow further adjusted to exclude certain non-recurring, unusual or other items.

CPI believes that GAAP-based financial information for leveraged businesses, such as the company's business, should be supplemented by EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow so that investors better understand the company's operating performance in connection with their analysis of the company's business.  In addition, CPI's management team uses EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the company's operating performance, to monitor compliance with its senior credit facility, to make day-to-day operating decisions and as a component in the calculation of management bonuses.  Other companies may define EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow differently and, as a result, the company's measures may not be directly comparable to EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow of other companies.  Because EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow do not include certain material costs, such as interest and taxes in the case of EBITDA-based measures, necessary to operate the company's business, when analyzing the company's business, these non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, net income (loss), net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, net income margin or other statements of income or statements of cash flows data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Certain statements included above constitute "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.  Forward-looking statements provide our current expectations, beliefs or forecasts of future events.  Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the results projected, expected or implied by these forward-looking statements.  These factors include, but are not limited to, competition in our end markets; our significant amount of debt; changes or reductions in the U.S. defense budget; currency fluctuations; goodwill impairment considerations; customer cancellations of sales contracts; U.S. Government contracts; export restrictions and other laws and regulations; international laws; changes in technology; the impact of unexpected costs; the impact of a general slowdown in the global economy; the impact of environmental laws and regulations; and inability to obtain raw materials and components.  These and other risks are described in more detail in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  As a result of these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.  All future written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section.  New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect us.  We undertake no duty or obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in our expectations.

CPI International Holding Corp.

and Subsidiaries







CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF

 COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(in thousands - unaudited)
















Three Months Ended




December 28,


December 30,




2012


2011

 Sales 


$           97,561


$           92,981

 Cost of sales, including $261 of utilization of net increase in cost basis

  of inventory due to purchase accounting for the three months

  ended December 28, 2012 










70,603


68,610

 Gross profit 


26,958


24,371

 Operating costs and expenses: 






 Research and development 


3,368


3,388


 Selling and marketing 


5,379


5,441


 General and administrative 


6,167


6,152


 Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 


2,730


4,855

 Total operating costs and expenses 


17,644


19,836

 Operating income 


9,314


4,535

 Interest expense, net 


6,861


6,826

 Income (loss) before income taxes 


2,453


(2,291)

 Income tax expense (benefit) 


1,002


(652)

Net income (loss)


1,451


(1,639)







 Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax 





Unrealized (loss) gain on cash flow hedges, net of tax


(463)


465

Total other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax


(463)


465

 Comprehensive income (loss) 


$                988


$           (1,174)

     

 

CPI International Holding Corp.

and Subsidiaries


CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except per share data - unaudited)
















December 28,


September 28,




2012


2012

Assets




Current Assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$           50,548


$            43,006


Restricted cash

1,964


1,926


Accounts receivable, net

43,315


51,076


Inventories

91,400


83,937


Deferred tax assets

14,184


14,186


Prepaid and other current assets

9,313


10,400



Total current assets

210,724


204,531

Property, plant, and equipment, net

80,274


81,601

Deferred debt issue costs, net

11,397


11,954

Intangible assets, net

245,904


248,877

Goodwill 

178,934


178,934

Other long-term assets

1,103


1,105



Total assets

$         728,336


$          727,002







Liabilities and stockholders' equity




Current Liabilities:





Current portion of long-term debt

$                  -


$              3,200


Accounts payable

28,253


26,331


Accrued expenses

30,722


26,707


Product warranty

3,857


4,066


Income taxes payable

3,535


2,852


Advance payments from customers

11,734


14,434



Total current liabilities

78,101


77,590

Deferred tax liabilities

88,393


88,879

Long-term debt, less current portion

358,643


358,613

Other long-term liabilities

5,744


5,704



Total liabilities 

530,881


530,786

Commitments and contingencies




Stockholders' equity





Common stock ($0.01 par value, 2 shares

authorized: 1 share issued and outstanding)





-


-


Additional paid-in capital

198,816


198,565


Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

(14)


449


Accumulated deficit

(1,347)


(2,798)



Total stockholders' equity

197,455


196,216



Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$         728,336


$          727,002

     

 

CPI International Holding Corp.

and Subsidiaries


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands - unaudited)


















Three Months Ended



December 28,


December 30,



2012


2011

Cash flows from operating activities




Net cash provided by operating activities

$           12,345


$             6,136






Cash flows from investing activities




  Capital expenditures

(1,603)


(1,783)

 Net cash used in investing activities

(1,603)


(1,783)






Cash flows from financing activities




  Repayment of borrowings under CPII's term loan facility

(3,200)


(375)

 Net cash used in financing activities

(3,200)


(375)











Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

7,542


3,978

  Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

43,006


34,955

  Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

$           50,548


$           38,933






Supplemental cash flow disclosures




  Cash paid for interest

$             1,979


$             2,064

  Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds

$                178


$                815

     

 

CPI International Holding Corp.

and Subsidiaries









NON-GAAP SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION


EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

(in thousands - unaudited)














 Three Months Ended 






December 28,


December 30,






2012


2011


Net income (loss)



$             1,451


$           (1,639)



Depreciation and amortization



5,885


7,560



Interest expense, net



6,861


6,826



Income tax expense (benefit)



1,002


(652)


EBITDA



15,199


12,095










Adjustments to exclude certain non-recurring, non-cash or other unusual items:








Stock-based compensation expense

(1)


251


221



Acquisition-related expenses

(2)


649


-



Write-off of inventory step-up

(3)


261


-



Veritas Capital management fee

(4)


492


422


Total adjustments



1,653


643


Adjusted EBITDA



$           16,852


$           12,738











EBITDA margin

(5)


15.6%


13.0%



Adjusted EBITDA margin

(6)


17.3%


13.7%



Net income (loss) margin

(7)


1.5%


(1.8%)


    

1)

Represents compensation expense for Class B membership interests by certain members of management and independent directors in the company's parent, CPI International Holding LLC.

2)

Represents non-recurring transaction costs related to closing and integration of the Codan Satcom acquisition, such as fees for attorneys and other professional services, and expenses related to integration of the Codan Satcom operations into those of CPI.

3)

Represents a non-cash charge for utilization of the net increase in cost basis of inventory that resulted from purchase accounting in connection with the purchase of the Codan Satcom operations.

4)

Represents a management fee payable to Veritas Capital for advisory and consulting services.

5)

Represents EBITDA divided by sales.

6)

Represents adjusted EBITDA divided by sales.

7)

Represents net income (loss) divided by sales.

    

CPI International Holding Corp.

and Subsidiaries


NON-GAAP SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Free Cash Flow

(in thousands - unaudited)











Twelve Months Ended






December 28,






2012


Net cash provided by operating activities



$                         31,259


Capital expenditures



(7,404)


Free cash flow



23,855








Adjustments to exclude certain non-recurring or other unusual items:






Cash paid for merger expenses, net of taxes

(1)


144



Cash paid for acquisition-related expenses, net of taxes

(2)


1,240



Cash paid for Veritas Capital advisory fee, net of taxes

(3)


1,263



Cash received for prior year transfer pricing audit

(4)


(2,380)


Total adjustments



267


Adjusted free cash flow



$                         24,122








Free cash flow



$                         23,855


Net income



$                           6,775








    

1)

Represents cash paid, net of income taxes, for attorneys and other professional services and for transaction costs in connection with the sale of the company.

2)

Represents non-recurring transaction costs, net of income taxes, related to closing and integration of the Codan Satcom acquisition, such as fees for attorneys and other professional services, and expenses related to integration of the Codan Satcom operations into those of CPI.

3)

Represents a management fee paid to Veritas Capital for advisory and consulting services, net of income taxes.

4)

Represents payments received with respect to an audit by the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") of Communications & Power Industries Canada Inc.'s ("CPI Canada") purchase of the Satcom Division in fiscal years 2001 and 2002.  The Company considers this a non-recurring source of cash as it pertains to previous years.

 

SOURCE CPI International Holding Corp.; CPI International, Inc.



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