2014

Kennametal Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results - Reported EPS of $0.52; Stellite accretive $0.02 per share

- Delivered double digit operating margin

- Strengthened financial position and liquidity with $400 million bond issuance

- Revised guidance for slower-than-expected recovery

LATROBE, Pa., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) today reported fiscal 2013 second-quarter results, with earnings per diluted share (EPS) of $0.52 compared with the prior-year quarter EPS of $0.91.

"We again sustained strong performance, in both profitability and return on invested capital, despite generally lackluster activity in the global industrial markets," said Kennametal Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Cardoso. "While recovery is progressing more slowly than expected, we have kept our organization agile and ready for the resumption of growth. Our Stellite acquisition is contributing to earnings and opening us to new growth opportunities in the energy and power generation industries. In addition, Kennametal remains committed to maximizing our results and maintaining our strong balance sheet to deliver increased shareholder value."

Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Key Developments

  • Sales were $633 million, compared with $642 million in the same quarter last year. Sales decreased by 1 percent, reflecting a 10 percent organic decline and a 1 percent unfavorable effect from currency exchange, partially offset by a 9 percent increase from Stellite and 1 percent from the effect of more business days.
  • Operating income was $66 million, compared with $94 million in the same quarter last year. Stellite contributed $5 million of operating income in the current year quarter. Operating income decreased due to lower absorption of manufacturing costs related to reduced sales volume and an inventory reduction initiative, as well as an unfavorable sales mix. The company reduced operating expense with additional cost-control measures to partially offset these effects. Excluding Stellite, adjusted operating margin was 10.7 percent, compared with an operating margin of 14.7 percent in the prior year.
  • The results reflect a higher effective tax rate in the current quarter, at 26.4 percent, compared with 17.3 percent in the prior year. The difference includes the impacts of a valuation allowance adjustment in the prior year and lower current quarter earnings contribution from Europe where tax rates are lower than those in the United States.
  • EPS were $0.52, compared with the prior year quarter EPS of $0.91. The current year EPS includes $0.02 per share accretion from Stellite.
  • Adjusted return on invested capital (ROIC) was 12.5 percent as of December 31, 2012.
  • Year to date, the company generated $54 million in cash flow from operating activities, compared with $71 million in the prior year period. Net capital expenditures were $34 million and $33 million for the six months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. For the first half of this fiscal year, the company realized free operating cash flow of $21 million compared with $38 million for the same period last year.
  • The company also bought back 560,200 shares of its capital stock. Year-to-date purchases now total approximately 1.3 million shares, under the amended, multiyear share repurchase program announced in July. Approximately 7.2 million shares remain available under the program.

Enhanced Liquidity and Strengthened Financial Position

In November 2012, the company further enhanced liquidity and strengthened its financial position by issuing $400 million of 2.65 percent Senior Unsecured Notes due in 2019.

Segment Developments for the Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter

  • Industrial segment sales of $361 million declined 12 percent from $410 million in the prior year quarter, reflecting a 10 percent organic decline and a 2 percent unfavorable effect from currency exchange. On an organic basis, sales declined 15 percent in general engineering and 8 percent in transportation, while aerospace and defense sales grew 10 percent. Inventory destocking affected indirect sales in general engineering, as distributors responded to the slow macro environment. The decline in transportation reflected lower vehicle production rates and extended plant shut-downs, while aerospace and defense sales grew with increased production of commercial aircraft. On a regional basis, sales declined approximately 15 percent in Asia, 9 percent in Europe and 8 percent in the Americas.
  • Industrial segment operating income was $37 million compared with $63 million in the prior year. Industrial operating income decreased due to lower absorption of manufacturing costs related to reduced sales volume and an inventory reduction initiative, as well as an unfavorable sales mix. Industrial operating margin was 10.4 percent compared with 15.3 percent in the prior year.
  • Infrastructure segment sales of $272 million increased 17 percent from $232 million in the prior year, driven by 26 percent growth from Stellite, partially offset by an 8 percent organic decline and a 1 percent unfavorable effect from currency exchange. On an organic basis, sales declined by 13 percent in energy and 6 percent in the earthworks markets. Earthworks sales declined from persistently weak coal mining activity in North America, where a number of mine closures further depressed sales. Energy sales fell globally due to reduced drilling activity in oil and gas. On a regional basis excluding the impact of Stellite, sales decreased approximately 12 percent in the Americas and 3 percent in Asia and remained flat in Europe.
  • Infrastructure segment operating income was $31 million, compared with $33 million in the same quarter of the prior year. Operating income benefited from Stellite operating income of $5 million, which was more than offset by the effects of the organic sales decline and lower absorption of manufacturing costs, as well as an unfavorable sales mix. Infrastructure adjusted operating margin was 12.3 percent compared with 14.4 percent in the prior year.

Fiscal 2013 First Half Key Developments

  • Sales were $1,263 million, compared with $1,301 million in the same period last year. Sales decreased by 3 percent, driven by an 8 percent organic decline and 4 percent unfavorable effect from currency exchange, partially offset by a 9 percent increase from Stellite.
  • Operating income was $131 million, compared with $196 million in the same period last year. Stellite contributed $8 million of operating income year to date. Operating income decreased primarily due to lower sales volume, lower absorption of manufacturing costs as well as unfavorable currency exchange. This decrease was partially offset by reduced operating expense achieved with cost control. Excluding Stellite, year to date adjusted operating margin was 10.7 percent, compared with an operating margin of 15.0 percent in the prior year.
  • EPS were $1.09, compared with the prior year period EPS of $1.79. The current year EPS includes $0.02 per share accretion from Stellite.

Reconciliations of all non-GAAP financial measures are set forth in the tables attached, and corresponding descriptions are contained in the company's report on Form 8-K, to which this news release is attached.

Outlook

Due to slower than expected demand in the company's served markets, Kennametal adjusted its full-year outlook given lower sales volumes. However, the company notes that its order rates have remained steady over the past few months, which may reflect that bottoming has occurred.

The company now expects fiscal 2013 sales growth between negative 2 and negative 4 percent, with organic sales ranging from negative 7 to negative 9 percent. Previously, the company had forecast total sales growth ranging from 3 to 6 percent with organic sales growth of flat to negative 3 percent.

Based on the revision, the company has reduced its EPS guidance for fiscal 2013 to range from $2.60 to $2.80, versus its previous expectation of $3.40 to $3.70. Included in this outlook is the accretive contribution of the Stellite acquisition, which is now expected to range between $0.10 and $0.15 per share as compared to the previous range of $0.15 and $0.25 per share, net of integration costs.

The company now expects to generate cash flow from operations between $290 million and $325 million for fiscal 2013, compared with the previous range of $320 million to $385 million. Based on anticipated capital expenditures of approximately $90 million to $100 million, the company expects to generate between $200 million and $225 million of free operating cash flow for the full fiscal year, as compared to the previous range of $225 million to $275 million.

Dividend Declared

Kennametal also announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share. The dividend is payable February 20, 2013 to shareowners of record as of the close of business on February 5, 2013.

Kennametal advises shareowners to note monthly order trends, for which the company generally makes a disclosure ten business days after the conclusion of each month. This information is available via the Investor Relations section of Kennametal's corporate website at www.kennametal.com.

The company will discuss its fiscal 2013 second-quarter results in a live webcast at 10:00 a.m. ET today. This event will be broadcast live on the company's website, www.kennametal.com. To access the webcast, select "Investor Relations" and then "Events." A recorded replay of this event also will be available on the company's website through February 25, 2013.

Certain statements in this release may be forward-looking in nature, or "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements are statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. For example, statements about Kennametal's outlook for earnings, sales volumes, and cash flow for fiscal year 2013 and our expectations regarding future growth and financial performance are forward-looking statements. Any forward looking statements are based on current knowledge, expectations and estimates that involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, our actual results could vary materially from our current expectations. There are a number of factors that could cause our actual results to differ from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. They include: economic recession; availability and cost of the raw materials we use to manufacture our products; our foreign operations and international markets, such as currency exchange rates, different regulatory environments, trade barriers, exchange controls, and social and political instability; changes in the regulatory environment in which we operate, including environmental, health and safety regulations; our ability to protect and defend our intellectual property; competition; our ability to retain our management and employees; demands on management resources; demand for and market acceptance of our products; integrating acquisitions and achieving the expected savings and synergies; business divestitures; and implementation of environmental remediation matters. Many of these risks and other risks are more fully described in Kennametal's latest annual report on Form 10-K and its other periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements as a result of future events or developments.

Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge. Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Companies operating in everything from airframes to coal mining, from engines to oil wells and from turbochargers to construction recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains. In fiscal year 2012, customers bought nearly $3 billion of Kennametal products and services – delivered by our approximately 13,000 talented employees doing business in more than 60 countries worldwide – with more than 50 percent of these revenues coming from outside North America. Visit us at www.kennametal.com.

 

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)














Three Months Ended
December 31,


 

Six Months Ended
December 31,

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

2012


2011


2012


2011

Sales

$

633,144


$

641,741


$

1,262,603


$

1,300,618

Cost of goods sold

433,697


409,855


854,808


817,672

Gross profit

199,447


231,886


407,795


482,946

Operating expense

127,778


134,566


266,638


280,555

Amortization of intangibles

5,200


3,272


10,307


6,733

Operating income

66,469


94,048


130,850


195,658

Interest expense

6,970


5,256


12,926


10,743

Other expense (income), net

655


(1,258)


(246)


(684)

Income from continuing operations before

 income taxes

58,844


90,050


118,170


185,599

Provision for income taxes

15,535


15,579


27,815


37,555

Net income

43,309


74,471


90,355


148,044

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

1,167


774


1,823


2,361

Net income attributable to Kennametal

$

42,142


$

73,697


$

88,532


$

145,683

PER SHARE DATA ATTRIBUTABLE TO KENNAMETAL SHAREOWNERS

Basic earnings per share

$

0.53


$

0.92


$

1.11


$

1.82

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.52


$

0.91


$

1.09


$

1.79

Dividends per share

$

0.16


$

0.14


$

0.32


$

0.26

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

79,713


79,765


79,980


80,212

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

80,986


80,936


81,164


81,357

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)








(in thousands)

December 31, 2012


June 30, 2012

ASSETS




Cash and cash equivalents

$

216,771



$

116,466

Accounts receivable, net

412,563



478,989

Inventories

619,484



585,856

Other current assets

107,545



101,651

Total current assets

1,356,363



1,282,962

Property, plant and equipment, net

737,638



742,201

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

961,786



962,837

Other assets

44,752



46,188

Total assets

$

3,100,539



$

3,034,188

LIABILITIES




Current maturities of long-term debt and capital leases, including notes payable

$

2,647



$

75,137

Accounts payable

155,401



219,475

Other current liabilities

204,477



284,010

Total current liabilities

362,525



578,622

Long-term debt and capital leases

704,212



490,608

Other liabilities

289,359



296,737

Total liabilities

1,356,096



1,365,967

KENNAMETAL SHAREOWNERS' EQUITY

1,719,991



1,643,850

NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS

24,452



24,371

Total liabilities and equity

$

3,100,539



$

3,034,188

 

SEGMENT DATA (UNAUDITED)

Three Months Ended
December 31,


Six Months Ended
December
31,

(in thousands)

2012


2011


2012


2011

Outside Sales:








Industrial

$

361,171


$

409,887


$

714,348


$

827,706

Infrastructure

271,973


231,854


548,255


472,912

Total outside sales

$

633,144


$

641,741


$

1,262,603


$

1,300,618

Sales By Geographic Region:








North America

$

279,943


$

288,622


$

563,167


$

591,168

Western Europe

184,433


177,474


360,587


362,973

Rest of World

168,768


175,645


338,849


346,477

Total sales by geographic region

$

633,144


$

641,741


$

1,262,603


$

1,300,618

Operating Income:








Industrial

$

37,402


$

62,898


$

72,591


$

135,583

Infrastructure

31,181


33,312


62,916


65,866

Corporate (1)

(2,114)


(2,162)


(4,657)


(5,791)

Total operating income

$

66,469


$

94,048


$

130,850


$

195,658

(1) Represents unallocated corporate expenses

In addition to reported results under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP), the following financial highlight tables include, where appropriate, a reconciliation of adjusted results including, sales, operating income and margin, net income and diluted earnings per share, Infrastructure sales, operating income and margin, free operating cash flow and return on invested capital (which are non-GAAP financial measures), to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. For those adjustments that are presented 'net of tax', the tax effect of the adjustment can be derived by calculating the difference between the pre-tax and the post-tax adjustments presented. The tax effect on adjustments is calculated by preparing an overall tax calculation including the adjustments and then a tax calculation excluding the adjustments. The difference between these calculations results in the tax impact of the adjustments.

Management believes that investors should have available the same information that management uses to assess operating performance, determine compensation and assess the capital structure of the company. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most comparable GAAP measures. Investors are cautioned that non-GAAP financial measures utilized by the company may not be comparable to non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Reconciliations of all non-GAAP financial measures are set forth in the attached tables and descriptions of certain non-GAAP financial measures are contained in our report on Form 8-K to which this release is attached.

 

THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 - (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands, except percents)






Infrastructure

Sales


Infrastructure Operating

 Income

2013 Reported Results






$

271,973


$

31,181

2013 Reported Operating Margin








11.5%

Acquisition impact (2)






(60,151)


(5,186)

2013 Adjusted Results






$

211,822


$

25,995

2013 Adjusted Operating Margin








12.3%


THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 - (UNAUDITED)










(in thousands, except per share amounts)


Sales


Operating

Income


Net Income (3)


Diluted EPS

2013 Reported Results


$

633,144


$

66,469


$

42,142


$

0.52

2013 Reported Operating Margin




10.5%





Acquisition impact (2)


(60,151)


(5,186)


(1,696)


(0.02)

2013 Adjusted Results


$

572,993


$

61,283


$

40,446


$

0.50

2013 Adjusted Operating Margin




10.7%













SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 - (UNAUDITED)










(in thousands, except per share amounts)


Sales


Operating

Income


Net Income (3)


Diluted EPS

2013 Reported Results


1,262,603


130,850


88,532


1.09

2013 Reported Operating Margin




10.4%





Acquisition impact (2)


(119,656)


(8,278)


(2,071)


(0.02)

2013 Adjusted Results


1,142,947


122,572


86,461


1.07

2013 Adjusted Operating Margin




10.7%














(2) Includes the impact of Stellite operations

(3) Represents amounts attributable to Kennametal Shareowners

 

FREE OPERATING CASH FLOW (UNAUDITED)


Six Months Ended



December 31,

(in thousands)


2012


2011

Net cash flow from operating activities


$

54,235


$

71,099

Purchases of property, plant and equipment


(34,372)


(35,593)

Proceeds from disposals of property, plant and equipment


704


2,557

Free operating cash flow


$

20,567


$

38,063


RETURN ON INVESTED CAPITAL (UNAUDITED)

December 31, 2012 (in thousands, except percents)




















Invested Capital

12/31/2012

9/30/2012

6/30/2012

3/31/2012


12/31/2011


Average

Debt

$

706,859


$

601,124


$

565,745


$

640,871


$

307,938


$

564,507

Total equity

1,744,443


1,712,532


1,668,221


1,745,699


1,630,174


1,700,214

Total

$

2,451,302


$

2,313,656


$

2,233,966


$

2,386,570


$

1,938,112


$

2,264,721




Three Months Ended

Interest Expense


12/31/2012

9/30/2012

6/30/2012


3/31/2012


Total

Interest expense


$

6,970


$

5,956


$

8,469


$

8,003


$

29,398

Income tax benefit








6,321

Total interest expense, net of tax








$

23,077

Total Income


12/31/2012

9/30/2012

6/30/2012


3/31/2012


Total

Net income attributable to Kennametal, as reported


$

42,142


$

46,390


$

86,048


$

75,499


$

250,079

Stellite acquisition charges




2,267


4,738


7,005

Noncontrolling interest


1,167


657


504


738


3,066

Total income, adjusted


$

43,309


$

47,047


$

88,819


$

80,975


$

260,150

Total interest expense, net of tax








23,077









$

283,227

Average invested capital



$

2,264,721

Adjusted Return on Invested Capital




12.5%

Return on invested capital calculated utilizing net income, as reported is as follows:



Net income attributable to Kennametal, as reported


$

250,079

Total interest expense, net of tax


23,077



$

273,156

Average invested capital


$

2,264,721

Return on Invested Capital


12.1%

 

SOURCE Kennametal Inc.



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