Stoneridge Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results

WARREN, Ohio, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Continuing Positive Performance by Control Devices and Electronics; PST Performance Negatively Impacted by Weak Brazilian Economy
  • Company Repositioned to Higher Value Added Products With the Completion of the Wiring Transaction on August 1, 2014
  • Wiring Transaction Proceeds of $71.4 Million Expected to be Used to Deleverage the Company; Called 10% of 9.5% Senior Notes Outstanding
  • Due to the Deteriorating Economic Conditions in Brazil, Company Records Non-Cash Goodwill Impairment Charge of $29.3 Million or $0.85 per Share

Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE: SRI) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Second-quarter 2014 net sales were $162.1 million, a decrease of $7.7 million, or 4.6%, compared with $169.8 million for the second quarter of 2013. The decrease in the current quarter's net sales was due to decreased sales in the PST segment, which were partially offset by increased sales to European commercial vehicle customers in the Company's Electronics business segment and increased sales to North American automotive customers in the Company's Control Devices segment.

The Company's Control Devices segment recorded an increase in sales of $2.0 million, or 2.7%, and the Electronics segment recorded a $4.1 million, or 8.4%, increase compared with the second quarter of 2013. The increases reflect continued strength in these markets. These increases were offset by lower sales from the Company's PST business segment, which experienced a decrease of $13.8 million, or 29.5%, compared with the second quarter of 2013, caused by worsening economic conditions in Brazil and Argentina.

The second quarter 2014 net loss from continuing operations of $(0.79) per diluted share included a $29.3 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, non-cash goodwill impairment charge for PST. Excluding the PST goodwill impairment charge the Company would have recorded net income from continuing operations of $1.6 million, or $0.06 per share. In the second quarter of 2013 the Company had net income of $5.8 million, or $0.21 per diluted share. The decrease in net income was primarily due to lower sales by PST across all of its product lines sold in Brazil, the overall Brazilian economy which grew less than 2% GDP in the second quarter, a significant slowdown in the automotive market and mass merchandisers/dealers who experienced a significant drop-off in consumer spending in the second quarter.

As of June 30, 2014, Stoneridge's consolidated cash position was $45.8 million, a decrease of $17.1 million from December 31, 2013. The change in the cash balance was primarily due to increases in the Wiring business working capital of $6.8 million which occurred in the first quarter and higher inventories at PST from lower-than-expected sales.

John Corey, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Our Electronics and Control Devices segments continued to perform well, though PST's sales were lower than we were expecting as the Brazilian economy has weakened further which resulted in consumer uncertainty. Our PST management team continues to execute additional aggressive cost reduction programs to reduce headcount, lower selling and administrative expenses, reduce overhead costs and source components from Asia directly from design houses to lower raw material costs and partially offset some of the impact from the economic slowdown."

Corey added, "We continue to reposition the Company with the completion of the Wiring transaction on August 1, 2014. Using proceeds from this transaction, we have begun the process to de-lever the Company by calling 10% of our Senior Secured Notes, or $17.5 million in principal, on August 1."

Corey concluded, "Though the Brazilian economy continued to deteriorate in the second quarter of 2014, PST actually performed better at the gross margin line in the second quarter through improved labor efficiency and better mix. We expect the cost reductions discussed previously, as well as lower debt balances, will better position us to deliver the results in line with our previous guidance. With a modest second-half improvement that we are expecting in the Brazilian market, we anticipate reaching our full-year 2014 guidance for earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.55-$0.75 per share. This guidance excludes the goodwill impairment charge and any non-recurring charges for deferred financing fees for the refinancing initiative we expect to accomplish early in the fourth quarter. Our estimate for continuing operations also includes lower expected interest expense from lower debt balances and interest rates estimated to be $0.10 per share."

Conference Call on the Web
A live Internet broadcast of Stoneridge's conference call regarding 2014 second-quarter results can be accessed at 10 a.m. Eastern time on Monday, August 11, 2014, at www.stoneridge.com, which will also offer a webcast replay.

About Stoneridge, Inc.
Stoneridge, Inc., headquartered in Warren, Ohio, is an independent designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic components, modules and systems principally for the commercial vehicle, automotive and agricultural, motorcycle and off-highway vehicle markets. Additional information about Stoneridge can be found at www.stoneridge.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this release that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this release. Things that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among other factors, the loss of a major customer; a significant volume change in commercial vehicle, automotive, motorcycle, off-highway vehicle and agricultural equipment production; disruption in the OEM supply chain due to bankruptcies; a significant change in general economic conditions in any of the various countries in which the Company operates; labor disruptions at the Company's facilities or at any of the Company's significant customers or suppliers; the ability of the Company's suppliers to supply the Company with parts and components at competitive prices on a timely basis; customer acceptance of new products; and the failure to achieve successful integration of any acquired company or business. In addition, this release contains time-sensitive information that reflects management's best analysis only as of the date of this release. The Company does 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. Further information concerning issues that could materially affect financial performance related to forward-looking statements contained in this release can be found in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  (Unaudited)




Three months ended


Six months ended



June 30,


June 30,

(in thousands, except per share data)


2014


2013


2014


2013



















Net sales


$   162,099


$      169,833


$   323,430


$      328,695










Costs and expenses:









  Cost of goods sold


113,814


115,530


227,007


223,112

  Selling, general and administrative


42,206


42,551


83,910


85,340

  Goodwill impairment


29,300


-


29,300


-










Operating income (loss)


(23,221)


11,752


(16,787)


20,243










  Interest expense, net


5,072


4,504


10,001


8,954

  Equity in earnings of investee


(144)


(96)


(382)


(297)

  Other expense, net


330


156


2,246


539










Income (loss) before income taxes from continuing operations


(28,479)


7,188


(28,652)


11,047










Provision for income taxes from continuing operations


90


775


385


1,466










Income (loss) from continuing operations


(28,569)


6,413


(29,037)


9,581










Discontinued operations:









  Income from discontinued operations, net of tax


594


(22)


1,647


1,093

  Loss of disposal, net of tax


(1,138)


-


(1,233)


-

Income (loss) from discontinued operations


(544)


(22)


414


1,093










Net income (loss)


(29,113)


6,391


(28,623)


10,674










Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest


(7,221)


634


(8,199)


794










Net income (loss) attributable to Stoneridge, Inc. 


$    (21,892)


$          5,757


$    (20,424)


$          9,880










Earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable









to Stoneridge, Inc.:









  Basic


$         (0.79)


$            0.22


$         (0.78)


$            0.33

  Diluted


$         (0.79)


$            0.21


$         (0.78)


$            0.32










Earnings (loss) per share attributable to discontinued operations:








  Basic


$         (0.02)


$            0.00


$          0.02


$            0.04

  Diluted


$         (0.02)


$            0.00


$          0.02


$            0.04










Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Stoneridge, Inc.:









  Basic


$         (0.81)


$            0.22


$         (0.76)


$            0.37

  Diluted


$         (0.81)


$            0.21


$         (0.76)


$            0.36










Weighted-average shares outstanding:









  Basic


26,934


26,692


26,894


26,649

  Diluted


26,934


27,348


26,894


27,358










 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS




June 30,


December 31,

(in thousands)


2014


2013



(Unaudited)



ASSETS










Current assets:





  Cash and cash equivalents


$         45,757


$              62,825

  Accounts receivable, less reserves of $2,155 and $2,625, respectively


102,892


102,449

  Inventories, net


97,126


79,528

  Prepaid expenses and other current assets


32,572


27,831

  Current assets of discontinued operations


106,347


96,969

Total current assets


384,694


369,602






Long-term assets:





  Property, plant and equipment, net


89,060


86,323

  Other assets





 Intangible assets, net


70,845


68,498

 Goodwill


28,651


54,348

 Investments and other long-term assets, net


10,358


9,551

Total long-term assets


198,914


218,720

Total assets


$       583,608


$            588,322






LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY










Current liabilities:





  Current portion of debt


$         22,213


$              12,187

  Accounts payable


63,834


57,471

  Accrued expenses and other current liabilities


48,563


47,310

  Current liabilities of discontinued operations


33,084


36,754

Total current liabilities


167,694


153,722






Long-term liabilities:





  Long-term debt, net


182,889


185,045

  Deferred income taxes


58,180


57,026

  Other long-term liabilities


4,495


3,995

Total long-term liabilities


245,564


246,066






Shareholders' equity:





  Preferred Shares, without par value, authorized 5,000 shares, none issued


-


-

  Common Shares, without par value, authorized 60,000 shares, issued 28,851 and 28,803





 shares and outstanding 28,244 and 28,483 shares at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013,





 respectively, with no stated value


-


-

  Additional paid-in capital


190,049


187,742

  Common Shares held in treasury, 607 and 320 shares at June 30, 2014 and





  December 31, 2013, respectively, at cost


(1,183)


(519)

  Accumulated deficit


(28,195)


(7,771)

  Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(23,999)


(30,458)

Total Stoneridge Inc. shareholders' equity


136,672


148,994

  Noncontrolling interest


33,678


39,540

Total shareholders' equity


170,350


188,534

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$       583,608


$            588,322






 

 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS 

 (Unaudited) 












Three months ended


Six months ended



June 30,


June 30,

 (in thousands) 


2014


2013


2014


2013










 Net income (loss) 


$ (29,113)


$       6,391


$ (28,623)


$    10,674

 Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax: 









   Foreign currency translation adjustments 


2,186


(14,359)


6,364


(12,114)

   Unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives 


238


(2,937)


95


(2,678)

 Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax 


2,424


(17,296)


6,459


(14,792)

 Consolidated comprehensive income (loss) 


(26,689)


(10,905)


(22,164)


(4,118)

   Income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest 


(7,221)


634


(8,199)


794










 Comprehensive loss attributable to Stoneridge, Inc. 


$ (19,468)


$   (11,539)


$ (13,965)


$     (4,912)










 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)


Six months ended June 30 (in thousands)


2014


2013






OPERATING ACTIVITIES:





Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities


$    (7,059)


$      3,243






INVESTING ACTIVITIES:





Capital expenditures


(12,605)


(10,701)

Proceeds from sale of fixed assets


73


83

Business acquisitions


(1,022)


-

Net cash used for investing activities


(13,554)


(10,618)






FINANCING ACTIVITIES:





Revolving credit facility payments


-


(1,160)

Proceeds from issuance of other debt


13,067


19,234

Repayments of other debt


(7,465)


(16,953)

Noncontrolling interest shareholder distribution


(1,083)


-

Repurchase of Common Shares to satisfy employee tax withholding


(664)


(670)

Net cash provided by financing activities


3,855


451






Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


(310)


(608)






Net change in cash and cash equivalents


(17,068)


2,169






Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


62,825


44,555






Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$   45,757


$    46,724






Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activities:





Change in fair value of interest rate swap


$         106


$     (1,394)

 

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SOURCE Stoneridge, Inc.



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