Hawkins, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawkins, Inc. (Nasdaq: HWKN) today announced first quarter results for fiscal 2013.  Sales of $90.1 million in the period represented an increase of 1.7% from $88.6 million in sales for the same period of the prior year. 

Adjusted net income from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was $6.3 million, or $0.61 per share, fully diluted, compared to adjusted net income from continuing operations of $6.3 million or $0.61 per share, fully diluted, for the first quarter of fiscal 2012.  Fiscal 2013 adjusted earnings exclude a previously announced pretax charge of $3.2 million (approximately $2.0 million, or $0.19 per share, fully diluted, after tax), resulting from a litigation settlement.  Including the settlement charge, net income from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was $4.4 million, or $0.42 per share, fully diluted (see reconciliation table).  

"The litigation settlement eliminates an uncertainty which was a distraction to our business.  While the settlement charge significantly impacted our reported results for the quarter, I am pleased that we were able to restart a business relationship with a long-term supplier as part of the settlement," said Patrick Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer and President. "Our Industrial segment's on-going business was down slightly from last year due to lower sales volumes as price-competitive and difficult market conditions continue for this segment.  Our Water Treatment segment, however, turned in a good quarter as the weather conditions improved from last year and we saw some rebound in our per-unit profit margins in this group.  We continue to invest for growth in both segments.  In addition to the new Rosemount site, we have recently added sales personnel within both segments and we continue to invest in our Water Treatment branch locations.  Our Rosemount project is on schedule as we are nearing completion of the infrastructure on the site and have begun the installation of storage and production equipment.  We continue to target the end of fiscal 2013 as the start of production at this site."

For the first quarter ended July 1, 2012, Industrial segment sales were $62.2 million, a decrease of 2.2% from first quarter fiscal 2012 sales of $63.6 million.  The decrease was primarily due to reduced volumes partially offset by higher selling prices. Water Treatment segment sales for the first quarter ended July 1, 2012 were $27.9 million, an increase of 11.7% from first quarter fiscal 2012 sales of $25.0 million.  The increase in sales was primarily due to higher selling prices as well as increased volumes due to more favorable weather conditions. 

Company-wide gross profit for the quarter was $15.3 million, or 17.0% of sales, compared to $17.9 million, or 20.2% of sales, for the same period in the prior year.  Gross profit was adversely impacted by the $3.2 million charge resulting from the litigation settlement, which charge constituted 3.6% of sales for the quarter.  The LIFO method of valuing inventory decreased gross profit by $0.1 million for the three months ended July 1, 2012 and by $0.3 million for the same period of the prior year.  

Gross profit for the Industrial segment was $7.3 million, or 11.7% of sales, for the three months ended July 1, 2012, as compared to $10.7 million, or 16.9% of sales, for the same period of the prior year. Gross profit for this segment was negatively impacted by the $3.2 million charge resulting from the litigation settlement, which charge constituted 5.2% of sales for this segment for the quarter. The remaining difference in gross profit dollars was $0.2 million, primarily due to the lower sales volumes.  Gross profit for the Water Treatment segment was $8.0 million, or 28.7% of sales, for the quarter, as compared to $7.2 million, or 28.8% of sales, for the same period in the prior year.  The increase in gross profit for this segment was primarily due to higher per-unit margins and increased volumes across most product lines. 

SG&A expenses increased by $0.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012. The increase was primarily due to additional sales staffing to support growth initiatives.

Hawkins, Inc. distributes, blends and manufactures bulk and specialty chemicals for its customers in a wide variety of industries. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and with 25 facilities in 13 states, the Company creates value for its customers through superb customer service and support, quality products and personalized applications.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company reports its consolidated financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).  To assist investors in understanding the Company's financial performance between periods, the Company has provided certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted net income from continuing operations and adjusted diluted earnings per share. These non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures. The method we use to produce non-GAAP results is not computed according to GAAP and may differ from the methods used by other companies. 

Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate our business and to make operating decisions. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company's operations that, when viewed with our GAAP results, provides a more complete understanding of the factors and trends affecting our financial condition and results of operations.

A reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure used in this release to its most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is presented below:


Three Months Ended

July 1, 2012


Three Months Ended

July 3, 2011

(In thousands, except per share data)



Income from

continuing

operations

 before income

 taxes

Income from

 continuing

 operations,

net of tax

Diluted

earnings per

 share (1)


Income from

continuing

operations

 before income

taxes

Income from

 continuing

operations,

net of tax

Diluted

 earnings per

share (2)

As Reported

$         7,110

$        4,365

$        0.42


$       10,135

$     6,353

$        0.61

Add Impact of Litigation Settlement

3,200

1,965

0.19


-

-

-

As Adjusted

$       10,310

$        6,330

$        0.61


$       10,135

$     6,353

$        0.61









(1) 10,496,437 shares used in calculating earnings per share.

(2) 10,362,172 shares used in calculating earnings per share.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands, except share and per-share data)




Quarter Ended



July 1, 2012


July 3, 2011








Sales

$

90,099


$

88,594








Cost of sales


(74,792)



(70,667)








Gross profit


15,307



17,927








Selling, general and administrative expenses


(8,227)



(7,857)








Operating income


7,080



10,070








Investment income


30



65








Income from continuing operations before income taxes


7,110



10,135








Provision for income taxes


(2,745)



(3,782)








Income from continuing operations


4,365



6,353








Income from discontinued operations, net of tax 


18



374








Net income

$

4,383


$

6,727








Weighted average number of shares outstanding-basic


10,430,874



10,307,177








Weighted average number of shares outstanding-diluted


10,496,437



10,362,172








Basic earnings per share







Earnings per share from continuing operations 

$

0.42


$

0.61


Earnings per share from discontinued operations 


-



0.04


Basic earnings per share

$

0.42


$

0.65








Diluted earnings per share







Earnings per share from continuing operations 

$

0.42


$

0.61


Earnings per share from discontinued operations 


-



0.04


Diluted earnings per share

$

0.42


$

0.65

SOURCE Hawkins, Inc.



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