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Libbey Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results Reductions in Working Capital, Debt and Leverage Ratio

TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Fourth Quarter Net Sales of $214.8 Million, a Decrease of 3.6 Percent, Compared to $222.8 Million in the Prior-Year Quarter
  • Sales to U.S. and Canadian Foodservice Glassware Customers Increase 1.3 Percent, Compared to the Prior-Year Quarter
  • Full-Year 2011 Sales of $817.1 Million, an Increase of 2.2 Percent Compared to the Prior Year
  • Free Cash Flow Generation of $37.7 Million in the Fourth Quarter of 2011
  • Working Capital as a Percentage of Last Twelve Months' Sales was an All-Time Record Low 21.4 Percent
  • Debt Net of Cash Reduced to $339.1 Million, Resulting in Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA of 3.0 Times

Libbey Inc. (NYSE Amex: LBY) announced results today for the fourth quarter and full year of 2011.

Fourth Quarter Results

For the quarter-ended December 31, 2011, sales were $214.8 million, compared to $222.8 million in the year-ago quarter.  Sales in the Glass Operations segment were $199.2 million, a decrease of 1.1 percent, compared to $201.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 (see Table 5).  While sales within our China sales region increased 47.9 percent (41.5 percent excluding currency impact), sales within our U.S. and Canadian sales region were 4.1 percent lower than the prior-year quarter.  We saw growth of 0.9 percent in sales within our European sales region (a 1.6 percent increase excluding the impact of currency).  Sales within our Mexico sales region were flat; however, excluding the currency impact, net sales were 8.0 percent higher than the prior year quarter.  Sales to U.S. and Canadian foodservice glassware customers increased 1.3 percent.  Glassware sales to U.S. and Canadian retail customers were flat during the fourth quarter of 2011, while glassware sales to U.S. and Canadian business-to-business customers were down 21.0 percent during the quarter.  A large premium program to one customer that did not repeat in 2011 accounted for more than the total decline in business-to-business sales.  Sales in the Other Operations segment were $15.7 million, compared to $21.6 million in the prior-year quarter.  As a result of the sale of substantially all of the assets of our Traex subsidiary in late April 2011, sales of Traex products were lower by $3.8 million versus the prior year, accounting for a substantial portion of the $5.9 million decrease in sales for Other Operations.  In addition to the lack of sales of Traex products, sales to World Tableware customers and Syracuse China customers were both lower than the prior-year quarter.  

The Company reported income from operations of $9.7 million during the quarter, compared to income from operations of $19.2 million in the year-ago quarter.  Income from operations, excluding special items (see Table 1), was $11.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to $19.9 million during the fourth quarter of 2010.  The special items during the fourth quarter of 2011 included a $1.1 million charge for severance and $0.8 million related to a write-down of unutilized fixed assets in our Glass Operations segment.  The special items in the fourth quarter of 2010 included a $1.5 million gain on redemption of debt, partially offset by a write-down of decorating assets at the Company's Shreveport, Louisiana, facility as well as additional restructuring charges in connection with the 2009 closure of our Syracuse, New York, manufacturing facility.  The change in income from operations excluding special items was largely driven by lower sales, lower production activity related to planned furnace rebuilds, increased selling general and administrative expenses and a $2.0 million unfavorable currency impact, primarily resulting from the devaluation of the peso, partially offset by lower labor and benefit costs and lower natural gas costs.  The $2.3 million  increase in selling, general and administrative expenses was related to a comprehensive strategic review that was started late in the year and includes a review of the Company's markets, competitive position, computer systems and cost structure as well as higher research and development expenses.

Libbey reported earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of $9.4 million, compared to EBIT of $19.5 million in the year-ago quarter.  Items that drove the change in EBIT included the lower sales, lower production activity and an unfavorable currency impact, partially offset by the lower labor and benefit costs and lower natural gas costs as discussed above, as well as $0.9 million lower other expense in 2011.  EBIT, excluding special items (see Table 1), was $11.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to $18.7 million during the fourth quarter of 2010.  Segment EBIT (see Table 5) was $19.6 million for Glass Operations, compared to segment EBIT of $23.2 million in the year-ago quarter.  Other Operations reported segment EBIT for the fourth quarter of 2011 of $2.4 million, compared to $3.9 million in the year-ago quarter.

Libbey reported Adjusted EBITDA (see Table 3) was $21.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to $28.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.  The fourth quarter of 2010 included EBITDA related to Traex of $0.5 million.  

Interest expense decreased by $1.4 million to $10.5 million, compared to $11.9 million in the year-ago period, primarily as a result of the impact of the $40.0 million debt repayment completed in March 2011.

The effective tax rate was a benefit of 296.6 percent for the quarter-ended December 31, 2011, compared to 63.5 percent for the quarter-ended December 31, 2010.  The effective tax rate was  heavily impacted by exchange rate losses in the current year on the revaluation of non-peso denominated liabilities due to the peso devaluation in the fourth quarter.  Further, the effective tax rate was influenced by jurisdictions with recorded valuation allowances and changes in the mix of earnings with differing statutory rates.

Libbey reported net income of $2.1 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to net income of $2.8 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the prior-year quarter.  Excluding special items of $2.0 million of expense in the fourth quarter of 2011 and $0.8 million of income in the fourth quarter of 2010, Libbey had net income of $4.1 million (see Table 1) and diluted earnings per share of $0.19 during the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to net income of $1.9 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.09 for the fourth quarter of 2010.  The special items during the fourth quarter of 2011 included a $1.1 million charge for severance and $0.8 million related to a write-down of unutilized fixed assets in our Glass Operations segment.  The special items in the fourth quarter of 2010 included a $1.5 million gain on redemption of debt, partially offset by a write-down of decorating assets at the Company's Shreveport, Louisiana, facility as well as a restructuring charge in connection with the 2009 closure of our Syracuse, New York, manufacturing facility.

Twelve-Month Results

For the year ended December 31, 2011, sales increased 2.2 percent to $817.1 million, compared to $799.8 million in the year ended December 31, 2010.  Sales in the Glass Operations segment were $746.6 million, an increase of 4.0 percent (2.6 percent excluding the impact of currency), compared to $717.6 million in 2010 (see Table 5).  Primary contributors to the increased sales were a 56.3 percent increase in sales within our China sales region (49.3 percent increase excluding currency impact), an 8.3 percent increase in sales within our European sales region (3.0 percent excluding the impact of currency), and a 6.8 percent increase in sales within our International sales region, compared to full-year 2010 sales.  Sales within our Mexico region were essentially flat (excluding the currency impact, sales decreased 1.9 percent).  Sales to U.S. and Canadian foodservice glassware customers increased 2.0 percent.  Sales to U.S. and Canadian retail customers increased 2.7 percent in 2011, compared to 2010, while sales to U.S. and Canadian business-to-business customers were essentially flat in 2011, compared to 2010.  Sales in the Other Operations segment were $71.2 million, compared to $82.8 million in the prior year, reflecting the late April 2011 disposition of substantially all of the assets of Traex.  Sales of Syracuse China products and sales to World Tableware customers were essentially unchanged for the full year.  Sales of Traex products were lower by $11.3 million versus the prior year, as the result of the sale of substantially all of the assets of Traex in late April, accounting for substantially all of the total $11.6 million decrease in sales for Other Operations.  

The Company reported income from operations of $63.5 million during 2011, compared to income from operations of $68.8 million for 2010.  Adjusted income from operations was $69.9 million for the full year 2011, compared to $74.0 million in 2010 (see Table 2).  Factors contributing to the change in adjusted income from operations were higher sales and lower natural gas costs, which were more than offset by the impact of lower capacity utilization, increased selling, general and administrative expenses, higher freight expense, unfavorable currency impact of $1.1 million, primarily resulting from the devaluation of the peso and increases in packaging and raw material costs.  

Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were $68.7 million for 2011, compared to EBIT of $126.8 million in 2010.  Adjusted EBIT for 2011, as detailed in Table 2, was $70.9 million, compared to Adjusted EBIT of $73.8 million for the full year 2010.  Segment EBIT for the Glass Operations segment was $96.7 million in 2011, compared to segment EBIT of $94.7 million in 2010.  The increase is primarily the result of increased sales.  The Other Operations segment reported EBIT for 2011 of $12.0 million, compared to $14.9 million in 2010, with the decrease being the result of slightly higher costs and the sale of substantially all of the assets of Traex in April 2011.  

Libbey reported that Adjusted EBITDA, as detailed in Table 3, was $113.1 million in 2011, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $115.0 million in 2010.  Included in the Adjusted EBITDA numbers is EBITDA related to Traex of $0.8 million in 2011 and $2.9 million in 2010.

Interest expense decreased by $1.8 million in 2011 to $43.4 million, compared to $45.2 million during 2010.  The decrease in interest expense was primarily attributable to the lower debt levels in 2011 and was partially offset by the fact that prior to the debt refinancing completed in February 2010, a portion of the Company's debt carried a lower effective interest rate as a result of the debt exchange completed in October 2009.

The effective tax rate was 6.5 percent for 2011, compared to 14.2 percent for 2010.  The effective tax rate was heavily impacted by exchange rate losses in the current year on the revaluation of non-peso denominated liabilities due to the peso devaluation in the fourth quarter. Further, the effective tax rate was influenced by valuation allowances and changes in the mix of earnings with differing statutory rates.

Libbey reported net income of $23.6 million for 2011, or $1.14 per diluted share, compared to net income of $70.1 million, or $3.51 per diluted share, in 2010.  Excluding special items of $2.2 million, Libbey had net income of $25.8 million (see Table 2) and diluted earnings per share of $1.24 for 2011, compared to net income of $17.1 million (excluding special items of $53.0 million), or diluted earnings per share of $0.86 in 2010.  The significant special items in 2011 included the $3.4 million gain on the sale of substantially all of the assets of Traex and a $3.4 million gain on the sale of land at Libbey Holland, which were more than offset by $2.7 million in mostly non-cash CEO transition expenses, $2.8 million in expenses related to the redemption in March 2011 of $40.0 million of senior notes, $2.7 million accrued for an on-going unclaimed property audit and $0.8 million for other charges.  The special items in 2010 included a gain of $71.7 million, which represented the difference between the carrying value and the face value of the New PIK notes that were redeemed in February 2010.  This gain was partially offset by the write-off of $13.4 million of unamortized fees and discounts on the refinanced floating rate senior notes and ABL credit facility and call premium payments.  Also included was a write-down of certain after-processing equipment within the Company's Glass Operations segment.

Working Capital and Liquidity

As of December 31, 2011, working capital, defined as inventories and accounts receivable less accounts payable, was $175.1 million, compared to $181.2 million at December 31, 2010.  Working capital as a percentage of the last twelve months' net sales was an all-time record low 21.4 percent at December 31, 2011, compared to 22.6 percent at December 31, 2010.

Free cash flow, as detailed in the attached Table 4, was a source of $37.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to a source of $49.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.  In addition, $5.5 million in proceeds from the exercise of warrants were received during the fourth quarter of 2011.  This $5.5 million is included in the Financing activities section of the statement of cash flow and is in addition to the $37.7 million of free cash flow for the quarter.  Free cash flow was a source of $31.6 million for the year-ended December 31, 2011, compared to a source of $48.9 million for the year-ended December 31, 2010, after adjusting for the payment of interest on the New PIK notes.  

Libbey reported that it had available capacity of $63.8 million under its ABL credit facility as of December 31, 2011, with no loans currently outstanding.  The Company also had cash on hand of $58.3 million at December 31, 2011, after reducing total gross borrowings by $9.2 million during the fourth quarter.

Continued Progress in Working Capital and Debt Reduction

Stephanie A. Streeter, chief executive officer, said, "The fourth quarter results were negatively impacted by much lower than expected shipments in the month of October, followed by a significantly stronger November and December.  The impact of the fourth quarter on full year results was magnified by the seasonality of our business.  Overall, we remain upbeat about our results.  In spite of the challenges that face the European economy and the modest but spotty improvements in the U.S. economy, we were able to grow sales two percent for the full year 2011.  We were encouraged by the substantial growth in our China sales region and the slightly improved performance of the U.S. and Canadian retail and foodservice channels of distribution.  We continue to be pleased with our working capital reductions over the past twelve months and finished 2011 with working capital as a percentage of last twelve months sales at an all-time low for any quarter of any year at 21.4 percent.  We reduced gross debt by $52.5 million in 2011 and continue to move ourselves toward a position that will allow us to better align our capital structure."

Webcast Information

Libbey will hold a conference call for investors on Thursday, February 16, 2012, at 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.  The conference call will be simulcast live on the Internet and is accessible from the Investor Relations section of www.libbey.com. To listen to the call, please go to the website at least 10 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary software.  A replay will be available for seven days after the conclusion of the call.

This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Such statements only reflect the Company's best assessment at this time and are indicated by words or phrases such as "goal," "expects," " believes," "will," "estimates," "anticipates," or similar phrases.  Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty and that actual results may differ materially from these statements, and that investors should not place undue reliance on such statements.  These forward-looking statements may be affected by the risks and uncertainties in the Company's business. This information is qualified in its entirety by cautionary statements and risk factor disclosures contained in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the Company's report on Form 10-K filed with the Commission on March 14, 2011.  Important factors potentially affecting performance include but are not limited to increased competition from foreign suppliers endeavoring to sell glass tableware in the United States and Mexico; the impact of lower duties for imported products; global economic conditions and the related impact on consumer spending levels; major slowdowns in the retail, travel or entertainment industries in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Western Europe and Asia, caused by terrorist attacks or otherwise; significant increases in per-unit costs for natural gas, electricity, freight, corrugated packaging, and other purchased materials; high levels of indebtedness; high interest rates that increase the Company's borrowing costs or volatility in the financial markets that could constrain liquidity and credit availability; protracted work stoppages related to collective bargaining agreements; increases in expense associated with higher medical costs, increased pension expense associated with lower returns on pension investments and increased pension obligations; devaluations and other major currency fluctuations relative to the U.S. dollar and the Euro that could reduce the cost competitiveness of the Company's products compared to foreign competition; the effect of high inflation in Mexico and exchange rate changes to the value of the Mexican peso and the earnings and cash flow of Libbey Mexico, expressed under U.S. GAAP; the inability to achieve savings and profit improvements at targeted levels in the Company's operations or within the intended time periods; and whether the Company completes any significant acquisition and whether such acquisitions can operate profitably.  Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date of this press release.

Libbey Inc.:

  • is the largest manufacturer of glass tableware in the western hemisphere and one of the largest glass tableware manufacturers in the world;
  • is the leading manufacturer of tabletop products for the U.S. foodservice industry; and
  • supplies products to foodservice, retail, industrial and business-to-business customers in over 100 countries.

Based in Toledo, Ohio, since 1888, Libbey operates glass tableware manufacturing plants in the United States in Louisiana and Ohio, as well as in Mexico, China, Portugal and the Netherlands.  Its Crisa subsidiary, located in Monterrey, Mexico, is the leading producer of glass tableware in Mexico and Latin America.  Its Royal Leerdam subsidiary, located in Leerdam, Netherlands, is among the world leaders in producing and selling glass stemware to retail, foodservice and industrial clients.  Its Crisal subsidiary, located in Portugal, provides an expanded presence in Europe.  Its newest subsidiary, Libbey China, is located in Langfang, China.  Its Syracuse China subsidiary designs and distributes an extensive line of high-quality ceramic dinnerware, principally for foodservice establishments in the United States.  Its World Tableware subsidiary imports and sells a full-line of metal flatware and holloware and an assortment of ceramic dinnerware and other tabletop items principally for foodservice establishments in the United States.  In 2011, Libbey Inc.'s net sales totaled $817.1 million.

Libbey Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(dollars in thousands, except per-share amounts)

(unaudited)



Three months ended December 31,


2011


2010

Net sales

$

214,782



$

222,847


Freight billed to customers

636



479


Total revenues

215,418



223,326


Cost of sales (1)

177,545



178,906


Gross profit

37,873



44,420


Selling, general and administrative expenses (1)

28,180



24,512


Special charges (1)



714


Income from operations

9,693



19,194


Gain on redemption of debt (1)



1,500


Other expense(1)

(276)



(1,190)


Earnings before interest and income taxes

9,417



19,504


Interest expense

10,490



11,928


(Loss) income before income taxes

(1,073)



7,576


(Benefit from) provision for income taxes

(3,182)



4,813


Net income

$

2,109



$

2,763






Net income per share:




Basic:

$

0.10



$

0.14


Diluted:

$

0.10



$

0.13






Weighted average shares:




Outstanding

20,437



19,865


Diluted

20,860



20,604



(1) Refer to Table 1 for Special Items detail.



Libbey Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(dollars in thousands, except per-share amounts)

(unaudited)



Year ended December 31,


2011


2010

Net sales

$

817,056



$

799,794


Freight billed to customers

2,396



1,790


Total revenues

819,452



801,584


Cost of sales (1)

650,713



633,571


Gross profit

168,739



168,013


Selling, general and administrative expenses (1)

105,545



97,390


Special charges (1)

(281)



1,802


Income from operations

63,475



68,821


(Loss) gain on redemption of debt (1)

(2,803)



58,292


Other income (expense)(1)

8,031



(274)


Earnings before interest and income taxes

68,703



126,839


Interest expense

43,419



45,171


Income before income taxes

25,284



81,668


Provision for income taxes

1,643



11,582


Net income

$

23,641



$

70,086






Net income per share:




Basic:

$

1.17



$

3.97


Diluted:

$

1.14



$

3.51






Weighted average shares:




Outstanding

20,170



17,668


Diluted

20,808



19,957



(1) Refer to Table 2 for Special Items detail.



Libbey Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(dollars in thousands)



December 31, 2011


December 31, 2010


(unaudited)



ASSETS:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

58,291



$

76,258


Accounts receivable — net

88,045



92,101


Inventories — net

145,859



148,146


Other current assets

9,701



6,437


Total current assets

301,896



322,942






Pension asset

17,485



12,767


Goodwill and purchased intangibles — net

187,772



192,474


Property, plant and equipment — net

264,718



270,397


Other assets

18,280



20,391


Total assets

$

790,151



$

818,971






LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:




Notes payable

$

339



$


Accounts payable

58,759



59,095


Accrued liabilities

88,761



84,066


Pension liability (current portion)

5,990



2,330


Non-pension postretirement benefits (current portion)

4,721



5,017


Other current liabilities

6,730



6,513


Long-term debt due within one year

3,853



3,142


Total current liabilities

169,153



160,163






Long-term debt

393,168



443,983


Pension liability

122,145



115,521


Non-pension postretirement benefits

68,496



67,737


Other liabilities

9,409



20,301


Total liabilities

762,371



807,705






Common stock, capital in excess of par value and warrants

311,188



300,889


Retained deficit

(155,036)



(178,677)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(128,372)



(110,946)


Total shareholders' equity

27,780



11,266


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

790,151



$

818,971





Libbey Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)



Three months ended December 31,


2011


2010

Operating activities:




Net income

$

2,109



$

2,763


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




Depreciation and amortization

9,923



10,121


Loss on asset sales and disposals

508




Change in accounts receivable

4,889



17,757


Change in inventories

23,935



10,564


Change in accounts payable

7,586



4,183


Income taxes

(4,032)



911


Restructuring charges



484


Gain on redemption of new PIK notes



(1,500)


Pension & non-pension postretirement benefits

(488)



1,412


Accrued interest and amortization of discounts, warrants and finance fees

9,356



10,596


Accrued liabilities & prepaid expenses

(2,965)



(1,292)


Share-based compensation expense

651



924


Other operating activities

1,735



1,609


Net cash provided by operating activities

53,207



58,532


Investing activities:




Additions to property, plant and equipment

(14,963)



(9,125)


Net proceeds from sale of Traex

(522)




Proceeds from asset sales and other

(42)




Net cash used in investing activities

(15,527)



(9,125)


Financing activities:




Other repayments

(9,338)



(9,641)


Other borrowings

365




Proceeds from exercise of warrants

5,459




Stock options exercised

4



49


Debt issuance costs and other

(1)



1,240


Net cash used in financing activities

(3,511)



(8,352)


Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash

(461)



(365)


Increase in cash

33,708



40,690


Cash & cash equivalents at beginning of period

24,583



35,568


Cash & cash equivalents at end of period

$

58,291



$

76,258





Libbey Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)



Year ended December 31,


2011


2010

Operating activities:




Net income

$

23,641



$

70,086


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




Depreciation and amortization

42,188



41,115


(Gain) loss on asset sales and disposals

(5,941)



3,039


Change in accounts receivable

3,076



(11,210)


Change in inventories

(221)



(6,654)


Change in accounts payable

403



4,955


Accrued interest and amortization of discounts, warrants and finance fees

3,047



17,391


Gain on redemption of new PIK notes



(71,693)


Payment of interest on new PIK notes



(29,400)


Call premium on senior notes and floating rate notes

1,203



8,415


Write-off of finance fees & discounts on senior notes, old ABL and floating rate notes

1,600



4,986


Pension & non-pension postretirement benefits

(9,074)



5,200


Restructuring charges

(828)



811


Accrued liabilities & prepaid expenses

1,917



3,344


Income taxes

(11,200)



1,801


Share-based compensation expense

5,016



3,496


Other operating activities

524



2,017


Net cash provided by operating activities

55,351



47,699


Investing activities:




Additions to property, plant and equipment

(41,420)



(28,247)


Net proceeds from sale of Traex

12,478




Proceeds from asset sales and other

5,222




Net cash used in investing activities

(23,720)



(28,247)


Financing activities:




Other repayments

(14,108)



(10,610)


Other borrowings

365



215


Floating rate note payments



(306,000)


Senior note payments

(40,000)




Call premium on senior notes and floating rate notes

(1,203)



(8,415)


PIK note payment



(51,031)


Proceeds from senior secured notes



392,328


Proceeds from exercise of warrants

5,459




Stock options exercised

482



57


Debt issuance costs and other

(463)



(14,256)


Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(49,468)



2,288


Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash

(130)



(571)


(Decrease) increase in cash

(17,967)



21,169


Cash & cash equivalents at beginning of year

76,258



55,089


Cash & cash equivalents at end of year

$

58,291



$

76,258





In accordance with the SEC's Regulation G, tables 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 provide non-GAAP measures used in this earnings release and a reconciliation to the most closely related Generally Accepted Accounting Principle (GAAP) measure.  Libbey believes that providing supplemental non-GAAP financial information is useful to investors in understanding Libbey's core business and trends.  In addition, it is the basis on which Libbey's management assesses performance.  Although Libbey believes that the non-GAAP financial measures presented enhance investors' understanding of Libbey's business and performance, these non-GAAP measures should not be considered an alternative to GAAP.

Table 1

Reconciliation of "As Reported" Results to "As Adjusted" Results - Quarter

(dollars in thousands, except per-share amounts)

(unaudited)




Three months ended December 31,



2011


2010



As Reported


Special Items


As Adjusted


As Reported


Special Items


As Adjusted

Net sales


$

214,782



$



$

214,782



$

222,847



$



$

222,847


Freight billed to customers


636





636



479





479


Total revenues


215,418





215,418



223,326





223,326


Cost of sales


177,545



817



176,728



178,906



(3)



178,909


Gross profit


37,873



(817)



38,690



44,420



3



44,417


Selling, general and administrative expenses     


28,180



1,316



26,864



24,512



(49)



24,561


Special charges








714



714




Income from operations


9,693



(2,133)



11,826



19,194



(662)



19,856


Gain on redemption of debt








1,500



1,500




Other expense


(276)



179



(455)



(1,190)





(1,190)


Earnings before interest and income taxes


9,417



(1,954)



11,371



19,504



838



18,666


Interest expense


10,490





10,490



11,928





11,928


(Loss) income before income taxes


(1,073)



(1,954)



881



7,576



838



6,738


(Benefit from) provision for income taxes


(3,182)





(3,182)



4,813





4,813


Net income


$

2,109



$

(1,954)



$

4,063



$

2,763



$

838



$

1,925















Net income per share:













Basic


$

0.10



$

(0.10)



$

0.20



$

0.14



$

0.04



$

0.10


Diluted


$

0.10



$

(0.09)



$

0.19



$

0.13



$

0.04



$

0.09















Weighted average shares:













Outstanding


20,437







19,865






Diluted


20,860







20,604












Three months ended December 31, 2011


Three months ended December 31, 2010

Special Items Detail

  (income) expense:


CEO transition

expenses


Sale of

Traex (1)


Other (2)


Total Special Items


Gain on

PIK

Notes(3)


Other (4)


Total Special Items

Cost of sales


$



$



$

817



$

817



$



$

(3)



$

(3)


SG&A


211





1,105



1,316





(49)



(49)


Special charges












714



714


Gain on redemption of debt   










(1,500)





(1,500)


Other (income) expense




(179)





(179)








Total Special Items


$

211



$

(179)



$

1,922



$

1,954



$

(1,500)



$

662



$

(838)



(1) Adjustment to the gain on the sale of substantially all of the assets of our Traex subsidiary in April, 2011.


(2) Cost of sales reflects a write-down of unutilized fixed assets in our Glass Operations segment while SG&A contains severance.


(3) Additional gain on PIK Notes.


(4) Other primarily reflects restructuring charges related to the closure of our Syracuse, New York, manufacturing facility, our Mira Loma,

California, distribution center and the decorating operations at our Shreveport manufacturing facility.



Table 2

Reconciliation of "As Reported" Results to "As Adjusted" Results - Year

(dollars in thousands, except per-share amounts)


(unaudited)


Year ended December 31,



2011


2010



As Reported


Special Items


As Adjusted


As Reported


Special Items


As Adjusted

Net sales


$

817,056



$



$

817,056



$

799,794



$



$

799,794


Freight billed to customers


2,396





2,396



1,790





1,790


Total revenues


819,452





819,452



801,584





801,584


Cost of sales


650,713



2,841



647,872



633,571



2,317



631,254


Gross profit


168,739



(2,841)



171,580



168,013



(2,317)



170,330


Selling, general and administrative expenses     


105,545



3,914



101,631



97,390



1,047



96,343


Special charges


(281)



(281)





1,802



1,802




Income from operations


63,475



(6,474)



69,949



68,821



(5,166)



73,987


(Loss) gain on redemption of debt


(2,803)



(2,803)





58,292



58,292




Other income (expense)


8,031



7,079



952



(274)



(130)



(144)


Earnings before interest and income taxes


68,703



(2,198)



70,901



126,839



52,996



73,843


Interest expense


43,419





43,419



45,171





45,171


Income before income taxes


25,284



(2,198)



27,482



81,668



52,996



28,672


Provision for income taxes


1,643





1,643



11,582





11,582


Net income


$

23,641



$

(2,198)



$

25,839



$

70,086



$

52,996



$

17,090















Net income per share:













Basic


$

1.17



$

(0.11)



$

1.28



$

3.97



$

3.00



$

0.97


Diluted


$

1.14



$

(0.11)



$

1.24



$

3.51



$

2.66



$

0.86


Weighted average shares:













Outstanding


20,170







17,668






Diluted


20,808







19,957












Year ended December 31, 2011


Year ended December 31, 2010

Special Items Detail-

  (income) expense:


Sale of

Land &

Traex(1)


CEO

transition

expenses(2)


Finance

Fees (3)


Abandoned

Property(4)


Other(5)


Total

Special

Items


Gain on

PIK

Notes(6)


Equity

Offering &

Finance

Fees (3)


Other(7)


Total

Special

Items

Cost of sales


$



$



$



$

1,827



$

1,014



$

2,841



$



$



$

2,317



$

2,317


SG&A




2,722





892



300



3,914





1,047





1,047


Special charges










(281)



(281)







1,802



1,802


Loss (gain) on

  Redemption of debt  






2,803







2,803



(71,693)



13,401





(58,292)


Other (income) expense   


(6,863)









(216)



(7,079)







130



130


Total Special Items


$

(6,863)



$

2,722



$

2,803



$

2,719



$

817



$

2,198



$

(71,693)



$

14,448



$

4,249



$

(52,996)



(1) Net gain on the sale of land at our Libbey Holland facility of $3,445 and gain on sale of substantially all of the assets of our Traex subsidiary of $3,418.


(2) CEO transition expenses primarily represent non-cash charges related to accelerated vesting of previously issued equity compensation.


(3) Includes the write-off of unamortized finance fees and discounts and call premium payments on the $40.0 million senior notes redeemed in March 2011 and floating rate senior notes refinanced in February 2010, unamortized finance fees on the refinanced credit facility in February 2010, and equity offering fees related to the secondary stock offering completed in August 2010 for which the Company received no proceeds.


(4) Estimate accrued for an on-going unclaimed property audit.


(5) Cost of sales includes $197 of restructuring charges and a $817 write-down of unutilized fixed assets in our Glass Operations segment. SG&A includes severance of $1,105, net of an equipment credit of $805. Special charges relate to the closure of our Syracuse, New York, manufacturing facility, our Mira Loma, California, distribution center and the decorating operations at our Shreveport manufacturing facility.


(6) Gain on PIK Notes is the difference between the carrying value and the face value of the PIK Notes when we redeemed them in February 2010.


(7) Restructuring charges related to the closure of our Syracuse, New York, manufacturing facility, our Mira Loma, California, distribution center and the decorating operations at our Shreveport manufacturing facility are included in cost of sales for $566, special charges for $1,802, and other expense of $130. Cost of sales also includes a $2,696 write down of certain after-processing equipment within our Glass Operations segment, net of an insurance claim recovery of $945.



Table 3

Reconciliation of Net Income to Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) and Adjusted EBITDA

(dollars in thousands)












Three months ended December 31,


Year ended December 31,



2011


2010


2011


2010

Reported net income


$

2,109



$

2,763



$

23,641



$

70,086


Add:









Interest expense


10,490



11,928



43,419



45,171


(Benefit from) provision for income taxes


(3,182)



4,813



1,643



11,582


Depreciation and amortization


9,923



10,121



42,188



41,115


EBITDA


19,340



29,625



110,891



167,954


Add: Special items before interest and taxes   


1,954



(838)



2,198



(52,996)


Adjusted EBITDA


$

21,294



$

28,787



$

113,089



$

114,958





Table 4

Reconciliation of Net Cash provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow

(dollars in thousands)




Three months ended December 31,


Year ended December 31,



2011


2010


2011


2010










Net cash provided by operating activities     


$

53,207



$

58,532



$

55,351



$

47,699


Capital expenditures


(14,963)



(9,125)



(41,420)



(28,247)


Net proceeds from sale of Traex


(522)





12,478




Proceeds from asset sales and other


(42)





5,222




Payment of interest on New PIK Notes








29,400


Free Cash Flow


$

37,680



$

49,407



$

31,631



$

48,852





Table 5

Summary Business Segment Information

(dollars in thousands)




Three months ended December 31,


Year ended December 31,



2011


2010


2011


2010

Net Sales:









Glass Operations(1)


$

199,228



$

201,392



$

746,581



$

717,576


Other Operations(2)


15,735



21,580



71,183



82,783


Eliminations


(181)



(125)



(708)



(565)


Consolidated


$

214,782



$

222,847



$

817,056



$

799,794











Segment Earnings before Interest & Taxes

(Segment EBIT) (3)









Glass Operations(1)


$

19,551



$

23,203



$

96,716



$

94,745


Other Operations(2)


2,355



3,891



11,974



14,902


Segment EBIT


$

21,906



$

27,094



$

108,690



$

109,647











Reconciliation of Segment EBIT to Net Income:     









Segment EBIT


$

21,906



$

27,094



$

108,690



$

109,647


Retained corporate costs (4)


(10,535)



(8,428)



(37,789)



(35,804)


Consolidated Adjusted EBIT


11,371



18,666



70,901



73,843


Gain (loss) on redemption of debt




1,500



(2,803)



58,292


Gain on sale of Traex assets


179





3,418




Gain on sale of land






3,445




Restructuring charges




(711)



84



(2,498)


CEO transition expenses


(211)





(2,722)




Abandoned property






(2,719)




Other special items


(1,922)



49



(901)



(2,798)


Special Items before interest and taxes


(1,954)



838



(2,198)



52,996


Interest expense


(10,490)



(11,928)



(43,419)



(45,171)


Income taxes


3,182



(4,813)



(1,643)



(11,582)


Net income


$

2,109



$

2,763



$

23,641



$

70,086











Depreciation & Amortization:









Glass Operations(1)


$

9,619



$

9,651



$

40,398



$

39,038


Other Operations(2)


8



167



265



715


Corporate


296



303



1,525



1,362


Consolidated


$

9,923



$

10,121



$

42,188



$

41,115



(1) Glass Operations—includes worldwide sales of glass tableware from domestic and international subsidiaries.


(2) Other Operations—includes worldwide sales of ceramic dinnerware, metal tableware, hollowware and serveware. Plastic items were sold through April 28, 2011.


(3) Segment EBIT represents earnings before interest and taxes and excludes amounts related to certain items we consider not representative of ongoing operations, as well as, certain retained corporate costs.


(4) Retained corporate costs includes certain headquarter, administrative and facility costs, and other costs that are not allocable to the reporting segments.



SOURCE Libbey Inc.



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