RPM Reports Fiscal 2016 Second-Quarter Results

- Second-quarter net income improves 20% on 8% sales increase

- Both periods impacted by currency headwinds, reconsolidation of SPHC businesses

- EPS guidance for FY 2016 maintained at $2.50

- Management to present longer term goals on earnings call, with accompanying slides at www.rpminc.com

Jan 06, 2016, 06:50 ET from RPM International Inc.

MEDINA, Ohio, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today reported a 20% increase in net income and a 19% increase in earnings per diluted share on an 8% sales increase for its fiscal 2016 second quarter ended November 30, 2015.  

Second-Quarter Results

Net sales of $1.16 billion were up 7.9% over the $1.07 billion reported a year ago. Consolidated EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) increased 17.9%, to $141.6 million from $120.1 million in the fiscal 2015 second quarter. Fiscal 2016 second-quarter net income was up 19.6%, to $83.4 million from $69.8 million in the fiscal 2015 second quarter. Earnings per diluted share increased 19.2%, to $0.62 from $0.52 a year ago.

"During the second quarter, most of our international businesses posted solid sales gains in local currencies, which were reduced by foreign currency translation that lowered reported sales by 6.3% company-wide," stated Frank C. Sullivan, chairman and chief executive officer. In total, foreign currency, including both translational and transactional, reduced EPS by $0.06 per share. Sales and earnings benefited from the reconsolidation of our Specialty Products Holding Company (SPHC) subsidiary's businesses, which continued to perform in line with our expectations."

Second-Quarter Segment Sales and Earnings

During the fiscal 2016 second quarter, industrial segment sales declined 5.8%, to $610.2 million from $647.8 million in the fiscal 2015 second quarter. Organic sales improved 1.9%, while acquisition growth added 0.7%. Foreign currency translation reduced sales by 8.4%. Industrial segment EBIT declined 0.4%, to $64.5 million from $64.8 million in the same period a year ago.

"We continued to see solid performance by our businesses serving the U.S. commercial construction market. However, the impact is masked by the strong dollar, because a significant portion of the industrial segment's revenue is outside U.S. markets. Our great entrepreneurial businesses generating growth in local currencies are seeing those positive results erased by foreign currency translation. For example, in Europe, our second largest market, a 2.2% increase in sales in constant dollars was converted through currency exchange to a 9.6% decline. Additionally, our industrial businesses serving the energy industry have been impacted by the global slowdown in oil and gas drilling, resulting in a decline in sales to that sector of nearly 10%," Sullivan stated.

Second-quarter sales for the specialty segment increased 164.8%, to $186.7 million from $70.5 million in the fiscal 2015 second period. Organic growth was 3.8%, while acquisitions, principally the reconsolidated SPHC subsidiaries, added 167.1%. Foreign currency translation reduced sales by 6.1%. Specialty segment EBIT improved 104.8%, to $29.1 million from $14.2 million.

"Most of our core specialty businesses, including food coatings, wood protection products, pleasure marine and other high performance coatings, performed well in the quarter, excluding the negative impact from foreign currency," Sullivan stated.

RPM's fiscal 2016 second-quarter consumer segment sales increased 1.8%, to $359.1 million from $352.8 million a year ago. Organic sales increased 3.6%, while acquisition growth added 0.7%. Foreign currency translation reduced sales by 2.5%. Consumer segment EBIT improved 6.2%, to $65.4 million from $61.6 million a year ago. During the quarter, the final earn-out accrual of $14.5 million, or approximately $0.07 per share, related to RPM's acquisition of Kirker in fiscal 2013 was reversed into income, compared to the $17.0 million, or approximately $0.09 per share, that was reversed during the same period last year.

"During the quarter, our largest U.S. consumer businesses performed solidly and in line with expectations, while our nail enamel and Canadian businesses continued to struggle with sales declines," stated Sullivan. "We expect to benefit from several product roll-outs with various customers in the third and fourth quarters of fiscal 2016."

Cash Flow and Financial Position

For the first half of fiscal 2016, cash from operations was $167.1 million, compared to $55.3 million a year ago. Capital expenditures of $31.3 million compared to $26.5 million during the first half of last year. Total debt at November 30, 2015 was $1.68 billion, compared to $1.43 billion at November 30, 2014 and $1.66 billion at May 31, 2015. RPM's net (of cash) debt-to-total capitalization ratio was 53.5%, compared to 44.8% at November 30, 2014. At November 30, 2015, liquidity stood at $960.8 million, including cash of $190.6 million and $770.2 million in long-term committed available credit.

First-Half Sales and Earnings

Fiscal 2016 first-half net sales improved 5.4%, to $2.40 billion from $2.28 billion during the first six months of fiscal 2015. Consolidated EBIT increased 6.5%, to $302.2 million from $283.8 million in the year-ago first half. Net income was up 8.5%, to $183.2 million from $168.8 million in the fiscal 2015 first half. Diluted earnings per share were $1.36, up 9.7% from $1.24 a year ago. 

First-Half Segment Sales and Earnings

RPM's industrial segment fiscal 2016 first-half sales declined 5.1%, to $1.27 billion from $1.34 billion in the fiscal 2015 first half. Organic sales increased 2.9%, while acquisition growth added 0.6%. Foreign currency translation reduced sales by 8.6%. Industrial segment EBIT decreased 2.7%, to $148.7 million from $152.9 million a year ago.

Specialty segment sales grew 146.7%, to $370.4 million from $150.1 million in the 2015 first half. Organic growth was 0.3%, while acquisitions, primarily the reconsolidated SPHC businesses, added 153.6%.  Foreign currency translation reduced sales by 7.2%. For the first half of fiscal 2016, specialty segment EBIT increased 83.0%, to $57.1 million from $31.2 million.

First-half sales for the consumer segment declined 3.6%, to $754.6 million from $782.8 million a year ago. Organic sales decreased 1.3%, and acquisition growth added 0.5%. Foreign currency translation reduced sales by 2.8%. Consumer segment EBIT declined 4.9%, to $131.5 million from $138.2 million in the first half of fiscal 2015. 

Business Outlook

"In our industrial segment, we anticipate sales to be flat to up slightly for the balance of this fiscal year, principally due to the strength of our businesses serving the U.S. commercial construction markets. In the specialty segment, the second half of fiscal 2016 will have a one-month benefit year over year from the reconsolidation of SPHC. For the remaining months of this fiscal year, we expect sales growth in the specialty segment to be in the mid-to-upper-single-digit range. Consumer segment growth will be in the mid-single digits. Over the last several months, the U.S. dollar has continued to strengthen against most of the major currencies around the world and we expect the negative impact in the back half of fiscal 2016 to be approximately $0.05 per share worse than we originally estimated. In addition, during last year's third quarter, we recognized a $0.10 per share tax benefit that will not repeat this fiscal year, reducing last year's EPS to an apples-to-apples comparison to this fiscal year of $0.10 per share. For the full year, however, we are reaffirming our guidance for earnings per diluted share of $2.50," stated Sullivan.

As part of the earnings call this morning, RPM will present some longer term goals, which will be supported by an online slide presentation that can be accessed at www.rpminc.com.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

Management will host a conference call to discuss these results beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST today. 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. EST today until 11:59 p.m. EST on January 13, 2016. The replay can be accessed by dialing 888-843-7419 or 630-652-3042 for international callers. The access code is 41121750. 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 across three segments. RPM's industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and other construction chemicals. Industrial companies include Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, 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. RPM's specialty products include industrial cleaners, colorants, exterior finishes, specialty OEM coatings, edible coatings, restoration services equipment and specialty glazes for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Specialty segment companies include Day-Glo, Dryvit, RPM Wood Finishes, Mantrose-Haeuser, RPM Belgium, Legend Brands, Kop-Coat, and TCI.  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, 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, 2015, 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)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

November 30,

November 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Net Sales

$         1,155,984

$         1,071,128

$         2,398,510

$         2,275,024

Cost of sales

662,050

617,185

1,371,618

1,312,688

Gross profit

493,934

453,943

1,026,892

962,336

Selling, general & administrative expenses

352,594

334,889

725,448

681,414

Interest expense

22,478

19,404

44,938

38,819

Investment (income), net

(1,100)

(5,058)

(5,168)

(8,861)

Other (income), net

(299)

(1,042)

(788)

(2,864)

Income before income taxes

120,261

105,750

262,462

253,828

Provision for income taxes

36,112

31,894

77,951

75,133

Net income

84,149

73,856

184,511

178,695

Less:  Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

716

4,090

1,263

9,850

Net income attributable to RPM International Inc. Stockholders

$              83,433

$              69,766

$            183,248

$            168,845

Earnings per share of common stock attributable to

      RPM International Inc. Stockholders:

Basic

$                  0.63

$                  0.52

$                  1.39

$                  1.27

Diluted

$                  0.62

$                  0.52

$                  1.36

$                  1.24

Average shares of common stock outstanding - basic 

129,398

130,028

129,723

130,061

Average shares of common stock outstanding - diluted

136,734

134,966

137,072

135,000

SUPPLEMENTAL SEGMENT INFORMATION

IN THOUSANDS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

November 30,

November 30,

Net Sales:

2015

2014 (a)

2015

2014 (a)

Industrial Segment

$            610,201

$            647,836

$         1,273,530

$         1,342,120

Specialty Segment

186,729

70,511

370,369

150,113

Consumer Segment

359,054

352,781

754,611

782,791

     Total

$         1,155,984

$         1,071,128

$         2,398,510

$         2,275,024

Income Before Income Taxes (a):

Industrial Segment

     Income Before Income Taxes (b)

$              62,962

$              62,810

$            145,713

$            148,233

     Interest (Expense), Net (c)

(1,535)

(1,976)

(3,034)

(4,647)

     EBIT (d)

$              64,497

$              64,786

$            148,747

$            152,880

Specialty Segment

     Income Before Income Taxes (b)

$              29,324

$              14,299

$              57,530

$              31,340

     Interest Income, Net (c)

199

78

395

116

     EBIT (d)

$              29,125

$              14,221

$              57,135

$              31,224

Consumer Segment

     Income Before Income Taxes (b)

$              65,429

$              61,562

$            131,552

$            138,231

     Interest Income (Expense), Net (c)

42

(4)

100

(12)

     EBIT (d)

$              65,387

$              61,566

$            131,452

$            138,243

Corporate/Other

     (Expense) Before Income Taxes (b)

$             (37,454)

$             (32,921)

$             (72,333)

$             (63,976)

     Interest (Expense), Net (c)

(20,084)

(12,444)

(37,231)

(25,415)

     EBIT (d)

$             (17,370)

$             (20,477)

$             (35,102)

$             (38,561)

     Consolidated

          Income Before Income Taxes (b)

$            120,261

$            105,750

$            262,462

$            253,828

          Interest (Expense), Net (c)

(21,378)

(14,346)

(39,770)

(29,958)

          EBIT (d)

$            141,639

$            120,096

$            302,232

$            283,786

(a)  

Prior period information has been recast to reflect the current period change in reportable segments.

(b)  

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.

(c)  

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

(d)  

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 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, income before income taxes 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 BALANCE SHEETS

IN THOUSANDS

(Unaudited)

November 30, 2015

November 30, 2014

May 31, 2015

Assets

Current Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$             190,609

$             296,527

$             174,711

Trade accounts receivable

841,924

833,378

980,737

Allowance for doubtful accounts

(25,110)

(26,605)

(24,526)

Net trade accounts receivable

816,814

806,773

956,211

Inventories

710,282

637,932

674,205

Deferred income taxes

28,620

20,280

29,892

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

265,090

198,301

264,827

Total current assets

2,011,415

1,959,813

2,099,846

Property, Plant and Equipment, at Cost

1,262,062

1,172,307

1,258,304

Allowance for depreciation

(687,426)

(662,329)

(668,658)

Property, plant and equipment, net

574,636

509,978

589,646

Other Assets

Goodwill

1,187,204

1,118,444

1,215,688

Other intangible assets, net of amortization

577,324

441,556

604,130

Deferred income taxes, non-current

2,902

7,582

5,685

Other

164,751

159,880

179,245

Total other assets

1,932,181

1,727,462

2,004,748

Total Assets

$          4,518,232

$          4,197,253

$          4,694,240

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current Liabilities

Accounts payable

$             396,896

$             379,874

$             512,165

Current portion of long-term debt

2,593

151,358

2,038

Accrued compensation and benefits

119,482

111,032

169,370

Accrued losses

22,468

18,537

22,016

Other accrued liabilities

197,229

208,701

197,647

Total current liabilities

738,668

869,502

903,236

Long-Term Liabilities

Long-term debt, less current maturities

1,673,471

1,275,875

1,654,037

Other long-term liabilities

732,467

411,922

752,821

Deferred income taxes

81,402

48,476

90,681

Total long-term liabilities

2,487,340

1,736,273

2,497,539

   Total liabilities

3,226,008

2,605,775

3,400,775

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' Equity

Preferred stock; none issued

Common stock (outstanding 133,318; 133,748; 133,203)

1,333

1,337

1,332

Paid-in capital

887,650

806,898

872,127

Treasury stock, at cost

(170,220)

(94,354)

(124,928)

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)

(477,470)

(259,267)

(394,135)

Retained earnings

1,048,968

935,773

936,996

     Total RPM International Inc. stockholders' equity

1,290,261

1,390,387

1,291,392

Noncontrolling interest

1,963

201,091

2,073

     Total equity

1,292,224

1,591,478

1,293,465

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$          4,518,232

$          4,197,253

$          4,694,240

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

IN THOUSANDS

(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended

November 30,

2015

2014

Cash Flows From Operating Activities:

  Net income

$        184,511

$        178,695

  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net

          cash provided by (used for) operating activities:

               Depreciation

33,509

30,132

               Amortization

22,144

16,015

               Reversal of contingent consideration obligations

(14,500)

(18,080)

               Deferred income taxes

(680)

2,170

               Stock-based compensation expense

15,524

15,706

               Other non-cash interest expense

4,862

1,329

               Other 

1,441

(2,551)

  Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effect

          from purchases and sales of businesses:

               Decrease in receivables

117,358

44,564

               (Increase) in inventory

(49,781)

(41,392)

               Decrease in prepaid expenses and other

                    current and long-term assets

4,617

1,306

               (Decrease) in accounts payable

(105,841)

(133,960)

               (Decrease) in accrued compensation and benefits

(45,649)

(57,837)

               Increase (decrease) in accrued losses

715

(8,471)

               Increase in other accrued liabilities

7,375

37,229

               Other

(8,532)

(9,599)

                    Cash Provided By Operating Activities

167,073

55,256

Cash Flows From Investing Activities:

     Capital expenditures

(31,295)

(26,498)

     Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

(12,006)

(33,355)

     Purchase of marketable securities

(14,213)

(14,308)

     Proceeds from sales of marketable securities

11,737

19,205

     Other

5,355

6,515

                    Cash (Used For) Investing Activities

(40,422)

(48,441)

Cash Flows From Financing Activities:

     Additions to long-term and short-term debt

38,765

83,312

     Reductions of long-term and short-term debt

(18,774)

(6,501)

     Cash dividends

(71,276)

(66,763)

     Shares of common stock repurchased and returned for taxes

(45,292)

(8,954)

     Payments of acquisition-related contingent consideration

(1,631)

(24,750)

     Other

270

1,048

                    Cash (Used For) Financing Activities

(97,938)

(22,608)

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and 

     Cash Equivalents

(12,815)

(20,548)

Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents

15,898

(36,341)

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period

174,711

332,868

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

$        190,609

$        296,527

 

 

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SOURCE RPM International Inc.



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