Hawkins, Inc. Reports Third Quarter, Nine Month Fiscal 2014 Results

Feb 03, 2014, 17:08 ET from Hawkins, Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawkins, Inc. (Nasdaq: HWKN) today announced third quarter and nine month results for fiscal 2014. Sales of $81.7 million for the three months ended December 29, 2013 represented a decrease of 4.5% from $85.5 million in sales for the same period of the prior year.  Net income from continuing operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 was $3.5 million, or $0.33 per share, fully diluted, compared to adjusted net income from continuing operations of $5.8 million, or $0.56 per share, fully diluted, for the third quarter of the previous year.  Adjusted net income from continuing operations for the three months ended December 30, 2012 excludes a pre-tax charge of $7.2 million (approximately $4.5 million after tax, or $0.43 per share, fully diluted) related to our withdrawal from a collectively bargained multiemployer pension plan. Including the pension withdrawal charge, net income from continuing operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $1.3 million, or $0.13 per share, fully diluted (see reconciliation table).

For the nine months ended December 29, 2013, the Company reported sales of $263.0 million as compared to sales of $262.8 million for the same period a year ago.  Net income from continuing operations for the first nine months of fiscal 2014 was $13.8 million, or $1.30 per share, fully diluted, compared to adjusted net income from continuing operations of $19.4 million, or $1.85 per share, fully diluted, for the first nine months of the previous year.  Adjusted net income from continuing operations for the first nine months of fiscal 2013 excludes pre-tax charges totaling $10.4 million (approximately $6.5 million after tax, or $0.62 per share, fully diluted), consisting of the pension withdrawal charge as well as a pre-tax charge of $3.2 million (approximately $2.0 million, or $0.19 per share, fully diluted, after tax), resulting from a litigation settlement recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Including these charges, net income from continuing operations for the first nine months of fiscal 2013 was $12.9 million, or $1.23 per share, fully diluted (see reconciliation table).

"Our Water Treatment segment continued to grow its business by expanding its customer base and increasing sales of higher-margin specialty products," said Patrick Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer and President.  "While our Industrial segment's profits were consistent with the second quarter of this fiscal year, competition continued to affect prices in this segment which led to reduced business at selected accounts and slightly decreased year-over-year volumes.  However, we have recently seen somewhat lower costs on some of our larger-volume commodities which, if continued, could provide more favorable market conditions and relieve some margin pressure."  Mr. Hawkins continued, "We are very pleased with the performance of the acquisition we closed in the third quarter.  While not a significant financial contributor at this time, it provides us with a solid base of business to build on and has strengthened the technical resources supporting our water treatment growth in a new geographic area."

For the third quarter of fiscal 2014, Industrial segment sales were $58.5 million, a decrease of $4.6 million, or 7.3%, from the same period of the prior year. Our overall volumes decreased from the same period a year ago.  While volumes of our bulk commodity products were higher, these bulk products carry lower per-unit selling prices.  In addition, competitive pricing pressures negatively impacted our overall sales growth in this quarter.  Water Treatment segment sales were $23.2 million for the current quarter, an increase of $0.8 million, or 3.4% from the same period of the prior year.  The higher sales were driven by our newly-acquired ACS operations, as well as increased sales of certain specialty chemical products and equipment, partially offset by competitive pricing pressure on bulk commodity products.

Company-wide gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 was $13.6 million, or 16.6% of sales, compared to $8.1 million, or 9.5% of sales, for the same period of the prior year.  Gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was negatively impacted by the $7.2 million pension withdrawal charge discussed above, which charge constituted 8.4% of sales for the quarter.  The LIFO method of valuing inventory had a nominal impact on gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2014, while it decreased gross profit by $0.1 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2013. 

Gross profit for the Industrial segment was $7.4 million, or 12.6% of sales, for the quarter, as compared to $2.6 million, or 4.2% of sales, for the same period of the prior year.  The prior year's gross profit was negatively impacted by the $7.2 million pension withdrawal charge, which constituted 11.4% of the segment's sales in the prior year. Gross profit reported for the current quarter was negatively impacted by $0.5 million in incremental costs to operate our new manufacturing facility, competitive pricing pressures, and an overall decrease in sales volume with a shift in product mix to lower-margin bulk commodity products.

Gross profit for the Water Treatment segment was $6.2 million, or 26.7% of sales, for the quarter, as compared to $5.5 million, or 24.5% of sales, for the same period of the prior year. Increased sales of certain specialty chemical products and equipment, including our newly-acquired ACS operations, contributed to the year-over-year increase in gross profit, partially offset by profit declines in bulk commodity products due to pricing pressure.

Company-wide SG&A expenses were $8.2 million for the quarter compared to $7.6 million for the same period of the prior year.  The increase was primarily driven by $0.3 million in incremental costs incurred related to our new headquarters facility, as well as costs from our newly-acquired ACS operations, partially offset by lower selling staff expenses in the Industrial segment.

Hawkins, Inc. distributes, blends and manufactures bulk and specialty chemicals for its customers in a wide variety of industries. Headquartered in Roseville, Minnesota, and with 29 facilities in 14 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 December 29, 2013

Three months ended December 30, 2012

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

Income from continuing operations, net of tax

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (1)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

Income from continuing operations, net of tax

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (2)

As Reported

$

5,392

$

3,480

$

0.33

$

544

$

1,348

$

0.13

Add Impact of Litigation Settlement

Add Impact of Pension Withdrawal

7,210

4,485

0.43

As Adjusted

$

5,392

$

3,480

$

0.33

$

7,754

$

5,833

$

0.56

(1) 10,595,935 shares used in calculating earnings per share.

(2) 10,535,549 shares used in calculating earnings per share.

 

Nine months ended December 29, 2013

Nine months ended December 30, 2012

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

Income from continuing operations, net of tax

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (3)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

Income from continuing operations, net of tax

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (4)

As Reported

$

21,903

$

13,799

$

1.30

$

19,429

$

12,943

$

1.23

Add Impact of Litigation Settlement

3,200

1,990

0.19

Add Impact of Pension Withdrawal

7,210

4,485

0.43

As Adjusted

$

21,903

$

13,799

$

1.30

$

29,839

$

19,418

$

1.85

(3) 10,590,880 shares used in calculating earnings per share.

(4) 10,528,150 shares used in calculating earnings per share.

 

 

HAWKINS, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED) (In thousands, except share and per-share data)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

December 29,

 2013

December 30,

 2012

December 29,

 2013

December 30,

 2012

Sales

$

81,697

$

85,527

$

263,040

$

262,786

Cost of sales

(68,147)

(70,191)

(215,689)

(212,947)

Pension withdrawal

(7,210)

(7,210)

Gross profit

13,550

8,126

47,351

42,629

Selling, general and administrative expenses

(8,167)

(7,617)

(25,430)

(23,299)

Operating income

5,383

509

21,921

19,330

Interest (expense) income

9

35

(18)

99

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

5,392

544

21,903

19,429

Income tax provision benefit (expense)

(1,912)

804

(8,104)

(6,486)

Income from continuing operations

3,480

1,348

13,799

12,943

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

18

Net income

$

3,480

$

1,348

$

13,799

$

12,961

Weighted average number of shares outstanding - basic

10,547,882

10,474,214

10,538,595

10,454,669

Weighted average number of shares outstanding - diluted

10,595,935

10,535,549

10,590,880

10,528,150

Basic earnings per share

Earnings per share from continuing operations

$

0.33

$

0.13

$

1.31

$

1.24

Earnings per share from discontinued operations

Basic earnings per share

$

0.33

$

0.13

$

1.31

$

1.24

Diluted earnings per share

Earnings per share from continuing operations

$

0.33

$

0.13

$

1.30

$

1.23

Earnings per share from discontinued operations

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.33

$

0.13

$

1.30

$

1.23

Cash dividends declared per common share

$

$

$

0.36

$

0.34

SOURCE Hawkins, Inc.



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