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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