RPM Reports Fiscal 2015 Third-Quarter Results

- Consumer and industrial segments show solid organic sales increases, dampened by foreign currency exchange losses

- Full-year guidance for fiscal 2015 at upper end of current range of $2.25 to $2.30 per share, on an as-adjusted basis, despite continued foreign exchange headwind

- $83.5 million non-cash, net charge for a tax accrual related to possible repatriation of overseas earnings to fund remaining obligations in the SPHC settlement results in as-reported quarterly loss of $57 million, or $0.44 per diluted common share

- Net income increases 61% and diluted EPS increases 67%, on an as-adjusted basis, over prior-year third-quarter results

Apr 08, 2015, 07:30 ET from RPM International Inc.

MEDINA, Ohio, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today reported record sales for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended February 28, 2015, but incurred an as-reported loss for the quarter due to a one-time, non-cash net charge for a tax accrual related to the possible repatriation of overseas earnings to fund future obligations for the company's Specialty Products Holding Corp. (SPHC) settlement.

SPHC and its Bondex subsidiary emerged from bankruptcy on December 23, 2014, following approval of a plan of reorganization by the United States Bankruptcy Court in Delaware and the United States District Court in Delaware. The plan included the establishment of a 524(g) trust to assume their current and future asbestos personal injury liability claims, and absolved SPHC and Bondex from any further asbestos liability. An initial $450.0 million payment was made to the trust using funds from RPM's revolving line of credit in December 2014.

While SPHC and its operating units continued to be owned by RPM during the bankruptcy process, which began May 31, 2010, their financial results were not included in RPM's consolidated results. SPHC results were reconsolidated, effective January 1, 2015, and RPM's fiscal 2015 third-quarter results reflect two months of SPHC operations. SPHC operating units include Day-Glo Color, Dryvit Systems, Kop-Coat, RPM Wood Finishes Group, TCI, ValvTect Petroleum Products and Chemical Specialties Manufacturing.

"We are delighted to have these great management teams and companies back in the fold at RPM. During the period while they were deconsolidated, they demonstrated significant organic growth with current-day sales of more than $400 million on an annualized basis and developed some very exciting new products," stated Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and chief executive officer.

Third-Quarter Results

Net sales grew 9.6% to $946.4 million in the fiscal 2015 third quarter from $863.4 million in the fiscal 2014 third quarter. Consolidated earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were $34.2 million, down 7.9% from $37.2 million a year ago. The as-reported loss for the quarter was $57.3 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, compared to fiscal 2014 third-quarter net income of $16.2 million, or $0.12 per diluted share. Fiscal 2015 third-quarter results reflected the impact of the non-cash, net charge of $83.5 million for the tax accrual.

Excluding the non-cash, net charge, on an as-adjusted basis, fiscal 2015 third-quarter net income grew 61.2% to $26.2 million, or $0.20 per diluted share. This includes approximately $0.05 per share of unfavorable foreign currency impact, and $0.01 per share of dilution attributable to SPHC, due principally to inventory step-up expense and the non-recurring charges associated with the SPHC settlement, which offset the otherwise positive performance from the reconsolidated companies.

Third-Quarter Segment Sales and Earnings

Industrial segment sales grew 10.6% to $620.0 million from $560.5 million in the fiscal 2014 third quarter. Organic sales improved 5.5%, while acquisitions added 12.4%. The reconsolidated SPHC businesses, all of which are in RPM's industrial segment, are included in acquisition growth. Foreign currency negatively impacted sales by 7.3%. Industrial segment EBIT for the quarter, including $5.0 million in stepped-up inventory expense from SPHC, was $18.2 million, a 19.6% decline from EBIT of $22.7 million a year ago.

"Results from our industrial segment have been mixed. With 50% of this segment's sales outside of the United States, the rapid strengthening of the U.S. dollar against virtually all other currencies has created significant headwinds. Europe, our largest overseas geography, was nearly flat in revenue growth in local currency," stated Sullivan. "Our U.S. industrial businesses are performing quite well, with most of them enjoying double-digit sales increases in the quarter." 

Sales in RPM's consumer segment increased 7.8% to $326.4 million from $302.9 million in the fiscal 2014 third quarter. Organic sales increased 9.1%, while acquisitions added 1.2%. Foreign currency negatively impacted sales by 2.5%. Consumer segment EBIT increased 13.9% to $35.0 million from $30.8 million a year ago.

"Our consumer segment performed well in the quarter, which is consistent with the gradual improvement in residential housing, consumer confidence and discretionary spending. The segment's performance was also positively impacted by the introduction of several new products for the spring season," stated Sullivan. 

Cash Flow and Financial Position

For the first nine months of fiscal 2015, cash from operations was $24.1 million, compared to $25.9 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2014. Capital expenditures during the current nine-month period of $47.3 million compare to depreciation of $45.9 million over the same time. Total debt at the end of the first nine months of fiscal 2015 was $1.87 billion and includes the $450.0 million 524(g) trust payment from the revolving credit facility in December 2014. Total debt a year ago was $1.39 billion and $1.35 billion at the end of fiscal 2014. RPM's net (of cash) debt-to-total capitalization ratio was 57.2%, compared to 47.3% at February 28, 2014. During the third quarter, the company repurchased 550,000 shares of its stock in the open market with a cost of approximately $26 million.

"At February 28, 2015, RPM's total liquidity, including cash and long-term committed available credit, was $648 million," Sullivan stated. "We continue our search for strong acquisition candidates that complement our existing product lines and expand RPM's geographic presence, as reflected in the Rust-Oleum Group acquisition of Spraymate Group in South Africa, which took place subsequent to the end of the third quarter," stated Sullivan.

Nine-Month Results

Nine-month net sales grew 3.9% to $3.22 billion from $3.10 billion a year ago. Consolidated EBIT was $318.0 million, up slightly from $317.6 million a year ago. Reported net income of $111.5 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, declined 39.0% from net income of $182.9 million, or $1.37 per diluted share, in the year-ago period. Excluding the third-quarter non-cash, net charge in fiscal 2015, net income improved 6.6% to $195.0 million, or $1.44 per diluted share. 

Nine-Month Segment Sales and Earnings

Sales for RPM's industrial segment increased 5.6%, to $2.11 billion from a reported $2.00 billion in the fiscal 2014 first nine months. Organic sales increased 4.6%, while acquisitions added 4.2%. Foreign currency negatively impacted sales by 3.2%. Industrial segment EBIT of $202.3 million declined 2.1% from EBIT of $206.7 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2014.

In the consumer segment, nine-month sales increased 0.9% to $1.11 billion from $1.10 billion in the first nine months of fiscal 2014. Organic sales improved 0.7%, while acquisitions added 1.3%. Foreign currency negatively impacted sales by 1.1%. Consumer segment EBIT improved 4.9%, to $173.3 million from $165.1 million in the first nine months a year ago.

Business Outlook

"For the fourth quarter of our fiscal year, we expect our consumer segment to benefit from continued innovation and consistent growth in consumer DIY spending. In our industrial segment, we do not see a near-term turnaround in the European economies and expect a very strong U.S. dollar to continue negatively impacting results," stated Sullivan. "Our businesses serving the energy sector are beginning to see the effects of a slowdown in production due to the decline in oil prices. However, we do expect continued positive momentum in our businesses serving the U.S. commercial construction markets."

"Based on these factors, along with an anticipated benefit from the SPHC companies in the fourth quarter, we expect to be at the upper end of our current EPS guidance range of $2.25 to $2.30 per share for the full 2015 fiscal year, on an as-adjusted basis."

"From a longer-term perspective, we are optimistic given the return of our SPHC businesses and the elimination of their asbestos liability. We can now accelerate growth investments in our businesses and more aggressively return capital to shareholders when appropriate," stated Sullivan. 

Webcast and Conference Call Information

Management will host a conference call to discuss the results beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT the same day. The call can be accessed by dialing 888-771-4371 or 847-585-4405 for international callers. Participants are asked to call the assigned number approximately 10 minutes before the conference call begins. The call, which will last approximately one hour, will be open to the public, but only financial analysts will be permitted to ask questions. The media and all other participants will be in a listen-only mode.

For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be available from approximately 12:30 p.m. EDT on April 8, 2015 until 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 15, 2015. The replay can be accessed by dialing 888-843-7419 or 630-652-3042 for international callers. The access code is 38349285. The call also will be available both live and for replay, and as a written transcript, via the RPM web site at www.RPMinc.com

About RPM

RPM International Inc. owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services for both industrial and consumer markets. RPM's industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and specialty chemicals. Industrial companies include Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, Day-Glo, Dryvit and Euclid Chemical. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include Rust-Oleum, DAP, Zinsser, Varathane and Testors. Additional details can be found at www.RPMinc.com and by following RPM on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RPMintl.

For more information, contact Barry M. Slifstein, vice president – investor relations and planning, at 330-273-5090 or bslifstein@rpminc.com.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" relating to our business. These forward-looking statements, or other statements made by us, are made based on our expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting us, and are subject to uncertainties and factors (including those specified below) which are difficult to predict and, in many instances, are beyond our control. As a result, our actual results could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by any such forward-looking statements. These uncertainties and factors include (a) global markets and general economic conditions, including uncertainties surrounding the volatility in financial markets, the availability of capital and the effect of changes in interest rates, and the viability of banks and other financial institutions; (b) the prices, supply and capacity of raw materials, including assorted pigments, resins, solvents and other natural gas- and oil-based materials; packaging, including plastic containers; and transportation services, including fuel surcharges; (c) continued growth in demand for our products; (d) legal, environmental and litigation risks inherent in our construction and chemicals businesses and risks related to the adequacy of our insurance coverage for such matters; (e) the effect of changes in interest rates; (f) the effect of fluctuations in currency exchange rates upon our foreign operations; (g) the effect of non-currency risks of investing in and conducting operations in foreign countries, including those relating to domestic and international political, social, economic and regulatory factors; (h) risks and uncertainties associated with our ongoing acquisition and divestiture activities; (i) risks related to the adequacy of our contingent liability reserves;  and (j) other risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended May 31, 2014, as the same may be updated from time to time. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events, information or circumstances that arise after the date of this release.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA

(Unaudited)

As Reported

Adjusted (1)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

February 28,

February 28,

February 28,

2015

2014

2015

2014

2015

2015

Net Sales

$            946,367

$         863,410

$      3,221,391

$      3,099,571

$                   946,367

$               3,221,391

Cost of sales

566,629

505,384

1,879,317

1,784,528

566,629

1,879,317

Gross profit

379,738

358,026

1,342,074

1,315,043

379,738

1,342,074

Selling, general & administrative expenses

346,171

322,205

1,027,585

1,000,712

346,171

1,027,585

Interest expense

21,493

19,740

60,312

61,274

21,493

60,312

Investment (income), net

(7,693)

(7,751)

(16,554)

(13,650)

(7,693)

(16,554)

Other (income), net

(660)

(1,353)

(3,524)

(3,278)

(660)

(3,524)

Income before income taxes

20,427

25,185

274,255

269,985

20,427

274,255

Provision for income taxes

99,379

8,274

174,512

77,771

(6,847)

68,286

Net (loss) income

(78,952)

16,911

99,743

192,214

27,274

205,969

Less:  Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(21,604)

690

(11,754)

9,333

1,118

10,968

Net (loss) income attributable to RPM International Inc. Stockholders

$             (57,348)

$           16,221

$         111,497

$         182,881

$                     26,156

$                  195,001

(Loss) earnings per share of common stock attributable to

RPM International Inc. Stockholders:

Basic

$                 (0.44)

$               0.12

$               0.84

$               1.38

$                         0.20

$                        1.47

Diluted

$                 (0.44)

$               0.12

$               0.84

$               1.37

$                         0.20

$                        1.44

Average shares of common stock outstanding - basic 

129,795

129,453

130,039

129,407

129,795

130,039

Average shares of common stock outstanding - diluted

129,795

129,453

134,995

131,569

129,795

134,995

(1)

 See attached page for reconciliation from As Reported to Adjusted figures. 

SUPPLEMENTAL SEGMENT INFORMATION

IN THOUSANDS

(Unaudited)

As Reported

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

February 28,

February 28,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Net Sales:

Industrial Segment

$            619,997

$         560,537

$      2,112,230

$      2,000,476

Consumer Segment

326,370

302,873

1,109,161

1,099,095

     Total

$            946,367

$         863,410

$      3,221,391

$      3,099,571

Income Before Income Taxes (a):

Industrial Segment

     Income Before Income Taxes (a)

$              16,558

$           20,284

$         196,131

$         199,259

     Interest (Expense), Net (b)

(1,684)

(2,413)

(6,215)

(7,475)

     EBIT (c)

$              18,242

$           22,697

$         202,346

$         206,734

Consumer Segment

     Income Before Income Taxes (a)

$              35,049

$           30,794

$         173,280

$         165,231

     Interest (Expense), Net (b)

6

25

(6)

90

     EBIT (c)

$              35,043

$           30,769

$         173,286

$         165,141

Corporate/Other

     (Expense) Before Income Taxes (a)

$             (31,180)

$         (25,893)

$         (95,156)

$         (94,505)

     Interest (Expense), Net (b)

(12,122)

(9,601)

(37,537)

(40,239)

     EBIT (c)

$             (19,058)

$         (16,292)

$         (57,619)

$         (54,266)

     Consolidated

          Income Before Income Taxes (a)

$              20,427

$           25,185

$         274,255

$         269,985

          Interest (Expense), Net (b)

(13,800)

(11,989)

(43,758)

(47,624)

          EBIT (c)

$              34,227

$           37,174

$         318,013

$         317,609

(a)  

The presentation includes a reconciliation of Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes, a measure defined by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (GAAP), to EBIT.

(b)  

Interest (expense), net includes the combination of interest (expense) and investment income/(expense), net.

(c)  

EBIT is defined as earnings (loss) before interest and taxes.  We evaluate the profit performance of our segments based on income before income taxes, but also look to EBIT as a performance evaluation measure because interest expense is essentially related to corporate acquisitions, as opposed to segment operations.  For that reason, we believe EBIT is also useful to investors as a metric in their investment decisions.  EBIT should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, operating income as determined in accordance with GAAP, since EBIT omits the impact of interest and taxes in determining operating performance, which represent items necessary to our continued operations, given our level of indebtedness and ongoing tax obligations.  Nonetheless, EBIT is a key measure expected by and useful to our fixed income investors, rating agencies and the banking community all of whom believe, and we concur, that this measure is critical to the capital markets' analysis of our segments' core operating performance.  We also evaluate EBIT because it is clear that movements in EBIT impact our ability to attract financing.  Our underwriters and bankers consistently require inclusion of this measure in offering memoranda in conjunction with any debt underwriting or bank financing.  EBIT may not be indicative of our historical operating results, nor is it meant to be predictive of potential future results.

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

RECONCILIATION OF "AS REPORTED" TO "ADJUSTED"

IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended February 28, 2015

AS REPORTED

Adjustments

ADJUSTED

Net Sales

$        946,367

$              -

$     946,367

Cost of sales

566,629

-

566,629

Gross profit

379,738

-

379,738

Selling, general & administrative expenses

346,171

-

346,171

Interest expense

21,493

21,493

Investment expense (income), net

(7,693)

(7,693)

Other expense (income), net

(660)

-

(660)

Income before income taxes

20,427

-

20,427

Provision for income taxes

99,379

(106,226)

(1)

(6,847)

Net income (loss)

(78,952)

106,226

27,274

Less: Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(21,604)

22,722

(1)

1,118

Net (loss) income attributable to RPM International Inc. Stockholders

$         (57,348)

$      83,504

$       26,156

(Loss) earnings per share attributable to RPM International Inc. Stockholders:

Basic

$             (0.44)

$          0.64

$           0.20

Diluted

$             (0.44)

$          0.64

$           0.20

(1)

Reflects adjustments related to the recognition of an ASC 740-30 tax liability for the potential repatriation of foreign earnings and related impact on NCI Net Income.

Nine Months Ended February 28, 2015

AS REPORTED

Adjustments

ADJUSTED

Net Sales

$     3,221,391

$              -

$  3,221,391

Cost of sales

1,879,317

-

1,879,317

Gross profit

1,342,074

-

1,342,074

Selling, general & administrative expenses

1,027,585

-

1,027,585

Interest expense

60,312

-

60,312

Investment (income), net

(16,554)

-

(16,554)

Other expense (income), net

(3,524)

-

(3,524)

Income before income taxes

274,255

-

274,255

Provision for income taxes

174,512

(106,226)

(1)

68,286

Net income

99,743

106,226

205,969

Less: Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(11,754)

22,722

(1)

10,968

Net income attributable to RPM International Inc. Stockholders

$        111,497

$      83,504

$     195,001

Earnings per share attributable to RPM International Inc. Stockholders:

Basic

$              0.84

$          0.63

$           1.47

Diluted

$              0.84

$          0.60

$           1.44

 

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

IN THOUSANDS

February 28, 2015

February 28, 2014

May 31, 2014

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Assets

Current Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$             220,390

$             216,001

$             332,868

Trade accounts receivable

823,126

735,141

901,587

Allowance for doubtful accounts

(25,975)

(29,988)

(27,641)

Net trade accounts receivable

797,151

705,153

873,946

Inventories

724,116

634,583

613,644

Deferred income taxes

32,258

38,310

22,281

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

262,522

157,351

219,556

Total current assets

2,036,437

1,751,398

2,062,295

Property, Plant and Equipment, at Cost

1,224,640

1,162,961

1,191,676

Allowance for depreciation and amortization

(656,328)

(656,169)

(658,871)

Property, plant and equipment, net

568,312

506,792

532,805

Other Assets

Goodwill

1,201,112

1,142,186

1,147,374

Other intangible assets, net of amortization

603,398

464,486

459,536

Deferred income taxes, non-current

6,819

5,449

7,943

Other

155,125

168,943

168,412

Total other assets

1,966,454

1,781,064

1,783,265

Total Assets

$          4,571,203

$          4,039,254

$          4,378,365

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current Liabilities

Accounts payable

$             379,975

$             336,692

$             525,680

Current portion of long-term debt

151,531

5,957

5,662

Accrued compensation and benefits

117,773

130,583

173,846

Accrued loss reserves

21,808

21,784

27,487

Other accrued liabilities

191,813

192,327

204,411

Total current liabilities

862,900

687,343

937,086

Long-Term Liabilities

Long-term debt, less current maturities

1,716,580

1,382,478

1,345,965

Other long-term liabilities

706,915

430,697

466,659

Deferred income taxes

51,015

53,821

50,061

Total long-term liabilities

2,474,510

1,866,996

1,862,685

   Total liabilities

3,337,410

2,554,339

2,799,771

Stockholders' Equity

Preferred stock; none issued

Common stock (outstanding 133,236; 133,250; 133,273)

1,332

1,332

1,333

Paid-in capital

852,559

794,568

790,102

Treasury stock, at cost

(121,312)

(82,178)

(85,400)

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)

(344,576)

(165,409)

(156,882)

Retained earnings

843,647

756,891

833,691

     Total RPM International Inc. stockholders' equity

1,231,650

1,305,204

1,382,844

Noncontrolling interest

2,143

179,711

195,750

     Total equity

1,233,793

1,484,915

1,578,594

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$          4,571,203

$          4,039,254

$          4,378,365

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

IN THOUSANDS

(Unaudited)

Nine Months Ended

February 28,

February 28,

2015

2014

Cash Flows From Operating Activities:

  Net income

$         99,743

$        192,214

  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net

          cash provided by operating activities:

               Depreciation

45,870

43,706

               Amortization

25,961

23,616

               Reversal of contingent consideration obligations

(19,180)

               Deferred income taxes

93,274

(1,422)

               Stock-based compensation expense

22,443

15,541

               Other 

(1,779)

(2,143)

  Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effect

          from purchases and sales of businesses:

               Decrease in receivables

72,633

86,480

               (Increase) in inventory

(83,257)

(82,572)

               Increase in prepaid expenses and other

                    current and long-term assets

435

3,885

               (Decrease) in accounts payable

(147,979)

(145,393)

               (Decrease) in accrued compensation and benefits

(53,593)

(23,935)

               (Decrease) in accrued loss reserves

(7,579)

(5,804)

               (Decrease) in contingent payment

(63,014)

               Increase in other accrued liabilities

18,801

6,576

               Other

(41,678)

(21,832)

                    Cash Provided By Operating Activities

24,115

25,903

Cash Flows From Investing Activities:

     Capital expenditures

(47,293)

(54,277)

     Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

(433,885)

(39,248)

     Purchase of marketable securities

(35,033)

(37,909)

     Proceeds from sales of marketable securities

41,308

45,306

     Other

13,126

6,178

                    Cash (Used For) Investing Activities

(461,777)

(79,950)

Cash Flows From Financing Activities:

     Additions to long-term and short-term debt

526,585

262,211

     Reductions of long-term and short-term debt

(10,609)

(231,137)

     Cash dividends

(101,541)

(93,763)

     Repurchase of stock

(35,912)

(9,685)

     Payments of acquisition related contingent consideration

(24,750)

     Other

1,969

(233)

                    Cash Provided By (Used For) Financing Activities

355,742

(72,607)

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and 

     Cash Equivalents

(30,558)

(899)

Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents

(112,478)

(127,553)

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period

332,868

343,554

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

$        220,390

$        216,001

 

SOURCE RPM International Inc.



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