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Gentherm Reports 2013 First Quarter Results

NORTHVILLE, Mich., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Gentherm (NASDAQ-GS:THRM), the global market leader and developer of innovative thermal management technologies, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

President and CEO Daniel R. Coker said, "We started 2013 with excellent results in each of our major businesses.  This year's first quarter was the best first quarter in our history as we continued to grow and expand our business around the globe.  Despite continuing global economic uncertainty, the strength of these results gives us confidence that 2013 will be a solid year and that we can reach our guidance of 8 to 10 percent growth for the year. 

"We also remain focused on developing new thermal management products for the automotive market, as well as applying our thermoelectric technology to applications in other markets including medical and batteries," Coker added.  "We believe our technologies have a large number of potential commercial uses, and we are committed to exploring new initiatives in high-growth markets that will broaden our commercial product base, and generate future incremental revenue opportunities."

Revenues for the 2013 first quarter increased 14 percent to $148.1 million from $129.5 million in the prior year first quarter.  Revenues for the Company's Climate Control Seats™ (CCS™) increased 14 percent, while revenues for W.E.T. grew by 15 percent compared with the prior year period. 

Higher CCS revenue was primarily due to new program launches, including the newly designed Land Rover Range Rover, Infiniti JX and Nissan Pathfinder.  Production volumes on existing vehicle platforms were higher in North America, but lower in Japan.  The weakness in Japan primarily reflected certain mature vehicle programs that are expected to be refreshed in the coming months. 

W.E.T. revenue increases resulted from strong automotive volumes in North America and Asia and continued market penetration in the automotive cable business.  Despite local economic weakness, W.E.T.'s European-based sales were slightly higher than the prior year period due to increased market penetration. 

For this year's first quarter, foreign currency translation of the Company's Euro denominated revenue, which was approximately €34.9 million compared with €33.1 million for the first quarter of last year, had only a modest impact on overall revenue results.  The average US Dollar/Euro exchange rate for the 2013 first quarter was 1.3207 versus 1.3108 for the prior year period. 

Net income attributable to common shareholders for the 2013 first quarter was $7.7 million, or $0.24 per basic and diluted share, which included $1.2 million (or $0.02 per basic and fully diluted share net of tax benefit) in fees, legal and other expenses associated with the acquisition of additional W.E.T. shares during the quarter.  The 2013 first quarter results also include a one-time tax benefit resulting from the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 ("the Act") which was signed into law on January 2, 2013.  The Act restored the research and development credit and certain exemptions under the foreign income tax rules, retroactively to the beginning of 2012.  As a result, Gentherm recognized approximately $1.3 million, or $0.04 per basic and diluted share, in benefits associated with its 2012 tax year during this year's first quarter. 

Adjusting for the impact of this tax benefit and the W.E.T. acquisition transaction expenses, Gentherm would have reported net income attributable to common shareholders of $0.22 per basic and diluted share.  Net income attributable to common shareholders for the first quarter of 2012 was $2.5 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share. 

Further non-cash purchase accounting impacts associated with the W.E.T. acquisition are detailed in the Acquisition Transaction Expenses, W.E.T. Purchase Accounting Impacts and Other Effects table accompanying the release.

Gross margin as a percentage of revenue for this year's first quarter increased to 26.4 percent, up from 25.1 percent for the first quarter of 2012.  This increase was primarily the result of a favorable change in product mix and greater coverage of fixed costs at higher volume levels. 

Adjusted EBITDA for the 2013 first quarter was $18.1 million, up $2.6 million or 17 percent, compared with Adjusted EBITDA of $15.5 million for the prior year period.  Adjusted EBITDA for the 2013 first quarter (which is a non-GAAP measure) is provided to help shareholders understand Gentherm's results of operations due to the acquisition of W.E.T.  This non-GAAP financial measure should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, Gentherm's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Revaluation of Derivatives
For the 2013 first quarter, the Company recorded gains related to the revaluation of derivative financial instruments of $346,000 compared with gains of $1.4 million for the prior year period.

Research and Development, Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
Net research and development expenses for this year's first quarter were up $1.8 million to $11.8 million, reflecting additional resources, including personnel, focused on application engineering for new production programs of existing products, development of new products and a program to develop the next generation of seat comfort products using the best ideas and designs of the combined Gentherm and W.E.T. systems. 

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the first quarter of 2013 increased $2.3 million when compared to the prior year period.  This was primarily due to higher general legal, audit and travel costs, as well as wages and benefits costs resulting from new employee hiring and merit increases.  The additional employees are primarily related to establishing a new electronics production facility in Shenzhen, China, increasing sales and marketing efforts aimed at supporting the Company's current product development strategy and beginning the integration process between historical Gentherm and W.E.T.  The Company also incurred approximately $280,000 in incremental audit and accounting expenses driven by Sarbanes-Oxley compliance implementation for W.E.T. which began during the second quarter of 2012.  Gentherm believes that its selling, general and administrative costs will begin to level off as the Company works through the integration process and implements the cost reduction initiatives enabled by this integration over the next three years.

The Company's balance sheet as of March 31, 2013, had total cash and cash equivalents of $48 million, total assets of $427 million and shareholders' equity of $180 million.  Total debt was $91.8 million, and the book value of the unredeemed Series C Convertible Preferred Stock was $13.5 million as of March 31, 2013.

Guidance
Barring unforeseen economic turbulence, including worsening of the European market or unfavorable fluctuations of the Euro exchange rate, 2013 revenue growth remains strong.  Gentherm is expecting revenue for 2013 to increase 8 to 10 percent over 2012 revenues, of $555 million.

Conference Call
As previously announced, Gentherm is conducting a conference call today to be broadcast live over the Internet at 11:30 AM Eastern Time to review these financial results.  The dial-in number for the call is 1-888-846-5003.  The live webcast and archived replay of the call can be accessed in the Events page of the Investor section of Gentherm's website at www.gentherm.com.

About Gentherm
Gentherm (NASDAQ-GS:THRM) is a global developer and marketer of innovative thermal management technologies for a broad range of heating and cooling and temperature control applications. Automotive products include actively heated and cooled seat systems and cup holders, heated and ventilated seat systems, thermal storage bins, heated seat and steering wheel systems, cable systems and other electronic devices.  The Company's advanced technology team is developing more efficient materials for thermoelectrics and systems for waste heat recovery and electrical power generation for the automotive market that may have far-reaching applications for consumer products as well as industrial and technology markets.  Gentherm has more than 6,000 employees in facilities in the U.S., Germany, Mexico, China, Canada, Japan, England, Korea, Malta, Hungary and the Ukraine.  For more information, go to www.gentherm.com.

Certain matters discussed in this release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may be different.  Important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from its expectations in this release are risks that sales may not significantly increase, additional financing, if necessary, may not be available, new competitors may arise and adverse conditions in the automotive industry may negatively affect its results.  The liquidity and trading price of its common stock may be negatively affected by these and other factors.  Please also refer to Gentherm's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and reports, including, but not limited to, its Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2013, and its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012; all of which are available free of charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.  Gentherm expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

TABLES FOLLOW

 


GENTHERM INCORPORATED
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)





Three Months Ended


March 31,


2013

2012

Product revenues

$   148,090

$     129,526

Cost of sales

109,039

97,022




Gross margin

39,051

32,504

Operating expenses:



Net research and development expenses

11,841

10,081

Acquisition transaction expenses

1,163

Selling, general and administrative

16,256

13,973




Total operating expenses

29,260

24,054




Operating income

9,791

8,450

Interest expense

(981)

(1,136)

Revaluation of derivatives

346

1,360

Foreign currency gain (loss)

987

(511)

Income from equity investment

225

Other income

336

79




Earnings before income tax

10,704

8,242

Income tax expense

795

2,145




Net income

9,909

6,097

Gain attributable to non-controlling interest

(1,258)

(1,387)




Net income attributable to Gentherm, Inc

8,651

4,710

Convertible preferred stock dividends

(923)

(2,165)




Net income attributable to common shareholders

$       7,728

$          2,545




Basic earnings per share

$         0.24

$            0.10




Diluted earnings per share

$         0.24

$            0.10




Weighted average number of shares – basic

31,607

24,461




Weighted average number of shares – diluted

32,084

25,151




 

 

GENTHERM INCORPORATED

 

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA TO NET INCOME
(Unaudited, in thousands)




Three Months Ended

March 31,


2013

2012

Net income

$         9,909

$         6,097

Add Back:



   Income tax expense

795

2,145

   Interest expense

981

1,136

   Depreciation and amortization

7,679

7,264

Adjustments:



   Acquisition transaction expense

1,163

   Unrealized currency (gain) loss

(913)

1,524

   Unrealized revaluation of derivatives

(1,502)

(2,666)

Adjusted EBITDA

$       18,112

$       15,500

 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In evaluating its business, Gentherm considers and uses Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure of its operating performance.  The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and deferred financing cost amortization, less transaction expenses, debt retirement expenses, unrealized currency (gain) loss and unrealized revaluation of derivatives.  Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a meaningful measure of liquidity and the Company's ability to service debt because it provides a measure of cash available for such purposes. Management provides an Adjusted EBITDA measure so that investors will have the same financial information that management uses with the belief that it will assist investors in properly assessing the Company's performance on a period-over-period basis.
 

The term Adjusted EBITDA is not defined under GAAP, and is not a measure of operating income, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP.  Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and when assessing the Company's operating performance, investors should not consider Adjusted EBITDA in isolation, or as a substitute for net income (loss) or other consolidated income statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Gentherm compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on its GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA only supplementally.

 


 


GENTHERM INCORPORATED


ACQUISITION TRANSACTION EXPENSES, W.E.T. PURCHASE ACCOUNTING IMPACTS AND OTHER EFFECTS

(In thousands, except per share data)





   Three Months Ended

March 31,

Future Periods (estimated)


2013

2012

2013

2014

2015

Thereafter








Transaction related current expenses







Acquisition transaction expenses

$  1,163

$  –

$  1,163

$  –

$  –

$  –

Non-cash purchase accounting impacts







Customer relationships amortization

$  1,981

$  1,966

$  7,690

$  7,690

$  7,690

$  39,663

Technology amortization

831

824

3,225

3,225

3,225

6,070

Product development costs amortization

548

532

2,129

2,129

1,206

49


$  3,360

$  3,322

$  13,044

$  13,044

$  12,121

$  45,782








Tax effect

(1,230)

(769)

(3,473)

(3,021)

(2,807)

(10,603)

Net income effect

3,293

2,553

10,734

10,023

9,314

35,179

Non-controlling interest effect

(336)

(605)

(394)

(60)

(56)

(211)

Net income available to shareholders effect

$  2,957

$  1,948

$  10,340

$  9,963

$  9,258

$  34,968








Earnings (loss) per share - difference







Basic

$  0.09

$  0.08





Diluted

$  0.09

$  0.08












Series C Preferred Stock dividend

$   923

$  2,165

$  1,622

$  –

$  –

$  –








Earnings (loss) per share - difference







Basic

$  0.03

$  0.09





Diluted

$  0.03

$  0.09





 

GENTHERM INCORPORATED
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share data)





March 31,
2013

December 31,
2012


(unaudited)


ASSETS



Current Assets:



Cash & cash equivalents

$       47,977

$            58,152

Accounts receivable, less allowance of $2,908 and $2,474, respectively

107,962

102,261

Inventory:



Raw Materials

26,802

28,279

Work in process

2,924

2,461

Finished goods

22,512

23,016




Inventory, net

52,238

53,756

Derivative financial instruments

148

160

Deferred income tax assets

13,718

15,006

Prepaid expenses and other assets

13,663

12,809




Total current assets

235,706

242,144

Property and equipment, net

56,900

55,010

Goodwill

24,004

24,729

Other intangible assets

89,279

95,870

Deferred financing costs

1,616

1,880

Deferred income tax assets

6,956

5,361

Derivative financial instruments

2,865

4,141

Other non-current assets

9,866

10,062




Total assets

$     427,192

$          439,197




LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY



Current Liabilities:



Accounts payable

$       42,961

$            42,508

Accrued liabilities

53,762

54,157

Current maturities of long-term debt

22,509

17,218

Derivative financial instruments

3,073

3,326




Total current liabilities

122,305

117,209

Pension benefit obligation

4,862

5,009

Other liabilities

4,146

4,540

Long-term debt, less current maturities

69,314

39,734

Derivative financial instruments

10,610

13,245

Deferred income tax liabilities

22,180

21,828




Total liabilities

233,417

201,565

Series C Convertible Preferred Stock

13,527

22,469

Shareholders' equity:



Common Stock:



No par value; 55,000,000 shares authorized, 33,425,765 and 29,818,225 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively

212,867

166,309

Paid-in capital

(7,166)

24,120

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(18,463)

(11,231)

Accumulated deficit

(9,655)

(17,383)




Total Gentherm Incorporated shareholders' equity

177,583

161,815

Non-controlling interest

2,665

53,348




Total shareholders' equity

180,248

215,163




Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$     427,192

$          439,197




 


 

GENTHERM INCORPORATED
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)




Three Months Ended March 31,


2013

2012

Operating Activities:



Net income

$           9,909

$            6,097

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:



Depreciation and amortization

7,934

7,521

Deferred tax provision

(740)

821

Stock compensation

491

292

Defined benefit plan expense

(53)

(105)

Provision of doubtful accounts

434

Gain on revaluation of financial derivatives

(1,244)

(2,471)

Loss (gain) on equity investment

(176)

198

Loss (gain) on sale of property, plant and equipment

3

(8)

Excess tax benefit from equity awards

(459)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:



Accounts receivable

(7,765)

(5,581)

Inventory

427

(2,498)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(1,511)

(1,659)

Accounts payable

(160)

581

Accrued liabilities

2,490

3,737




Net cash provided by operating activities

10,039

6,466

Investing Activities:



Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment

1

14

Purchase of property and equipment

(6,116)

(3,029)

Loan to equity investment

(350)

Patent costs

(14)




Net cash used in investing activities

(6,115)

(3,379)

Financing Activities:



Borrowing of debt

40,441

41

Repayments of debt

(5,182)

(3,613)

Distributions paid to non-controlling interests

(173)

Proceeds from public offering of common stock

75,547

Excess tax benefit from equity awards

459

Purchase of non-controlling interest

(40,302)

Cash paid to Series C Preferred Stock Holders

(8,268)

(55)

Proceeds from the exercise of Common Stock options

1,487

271




Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(11,824)

72,477




Foreign currency effect

(2,275)

1,198




Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(10,175)

76,762

   Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

58,152

23,839




                      Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$         47,977

$        100,601




 

Contact:

Allen & Caron Inc


Jill Bertotti (investors)


jill@allencaron.com


Len Hall (media)


len@allencaron.com


(949) 474-4300

SOURCE Gentherm



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