Stoneridge Reports Third-Quarter 2013 Results

- Continued Improvement in Operating Margin over Prior Year Driven by Sales Growth from New Business Awards and Cost Reductions

- Deleveraging from 2012 Cash Flow Lowers Interest Expense

- Company Maintains 2013 Guidance of $0.75-$0.95 per Share

31 Oct, 2013, 09:01 ET from Stoneridge, Inc.

WARREN, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE: SRI) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Third-quarter 2013 net sales were $233.5 million, an increase of $14.2 million, or 6.5%, compared with $219.3 million for the third quarter of 2012. The increase in the current quarter's net sales was primarily due to higher sales in the Company's Control Devices and Electronics business segments.

Net income for the third quarter of 2013 was $5.0 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared with net income of $0.4 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2012.  The increase in net income was primarily due to higher sales in the third quarter of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012.

As of September 30, 2013, Stoneridge's consolidated cash position was $46.1 million, an increase of $1.5 million from December 31, 2012.  The Company's increased cash position was the result of increased net income in 2013 which was partially offset by increases in net working capital and capital expenditures to support sales growth.

John Corey, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Current-year sales were up compared to prior year as a result of new business sales in our Control Devices and Electronics segments and volume increases.  PST's sales were up 12.5% compared to last year on a local currency basis; however, on a US dollar basis, PST's sales were flat because the Brazilian real devalued compared to the US Dollar by 12.5%."

Corey continued, "We have reported continued improvement in sales, operating earnings and net income in the third quarter in spite of the uncertainty in the economic environment. Given this uncertainty and continuing weakness in the North American commercial vehicle market, which has not rebounded as forecasted, we are encouraged by our continued sales performance and the contributions made to our net income over the past five quarters."

Regarding the fourth quarter of 2013, Corey added, "Though the expected improvement in the North American commercial vehicle market and consumer confidence in Brazil remains uncertain, we have maintained our 2013 guidance of $0.75 to $0.95 per share as published on February 7, 2013, though most likely at the lower end of this range."

Conference Call on the Web A live Internet broadcast of Stoneridge's conference call regarding 2013 third-quarter results can be accessed at 10 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, October 31, 2013, 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, agricultural, motorcycle and off-highway vehicle 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

Nine Months Ended

(in thousands, except

September 30,

September 30,

per share data)

2013

2012

2013

2012

Net sales

$   233,511

$       219,256

$   712,006

$    715,788

Costs and expenses:

Cost of goods sold

179,992

168,018

539,538

545,753

Selling, general and administrative

42,814

44,623

139,646

149,954

Operating income

10,705

6,615

32,822

20,081

Interest expense, net

4,544

4,878

13,693

15,395

Equity in earnings of investees

(99)

(207)

(396)

(443)

Other (income) expense, net

(269)

972

178

3,375

Income before income taxes

6,529

972

19,347

1,754

Provision for income taxes

1,016

383

3,160

717

Net income

5,513

589

16,187

1,037

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

466

170

1,260

(1,703)

Net income attributable to Stoneridge, Inc.

$        5,047

$              419

$     14,927

$        2,740

Earnings per share attributable to Stoneridge, Inc.:

Basic

$          0.19

$             0.02

$           .56

$          0.10

Diluted

$          0.19

$             0.02

$         0.55

$          0.10

Weighted average shares outstanding

Basic

26,692

26,430

26,663

26,358

Diluted

27,177

27,144

27,236

27,009

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

September 30,

December 31,

(in thousands)

2013

2012

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$           46,057

$             44,555

Accounts receivable, less reserves of $3,185 and $3,394, respectively

150,988

141,503

Inventories, net

118,976

96,032

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

29,709

28,964

Total current assets

345,730

311,054

Long-term assets:

Property, plant and equipment, net

112,953

119,147

Other assets

Intangible assets, net

73,570

84,397

Goodwill, net

61,235

66,381

Investments and other long-term assets, net

10,116

11,712

Total long-term assets

257,874

281,637

Total assets

$        603,604

$           592,691

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Current portion of debt

$             9,210

$             18,925

Revolving credit facilities

-

1,160

Accounts payable

86,368

76,303

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

65,856

57,081

Total current liabilities

161,434

153,469

Long-term liabilities:

Long-term debt, net

187,452

181,311

Deferred income taxes

55,407

59,819

Other long-term liabilities

4,123

4,258

Total long-term liabilities

246,982

245,388

Shareholders' equity:

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

-

-

Common Shares, without par value, authorized 60,000 shares, issued 28,803 and 28,433 shares and outstanding 28,484 and 27,913 shares at September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively, with no stated value

-

-

Additional paid-in capital

186,857

184,822

Common Shares held in treasury, 319 and 520 shares at September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively

(519)

(1,885)

Accumulated deficit

(7,975)

(22,902)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(24,598)

(10,282)

Total Stoneridge Inc. shareholders' equity

153,765

149,753

Noncontrolling interest

41,423

44,081

Total shareholders' equity

195,188

193,834

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$        603,604

$           592,691

 

 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 (Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

 (in thousands)

2013

2012

2013

2012

 Net income

$            5,513

$               589

$         16,187

$           1,037

 Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:

 Foreign currency translation adjustments

167

1,018

(11,947)

(9,327)

 Unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives

309

3,979

(2,369)

9,464

 Other comprehensive income (loss)

476

4,997

(14,316)

137

 Consolidated comprehensive income

5,989

5,586

1,871

1,174

 Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

466

170

1,260

(1,703)

 Comprehensive income attributable to Stoneridge, Inc.

$            5,523

$            5,416

$              611

$           2,877

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

Nine Months Ended September 30 (in thousands)

2013

2012

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

Net cash provided by operating activities

$         22,444

$           40,029

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Capital expenditures

(18,522)

(20,243)

Proceeds from sale of fixed assets

94

490

Payment for additional interest in PST

-

(19,779)

Net cash used for investing activities

(18,428)

(39,532)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Revolving credit facility borrowings

-

11,420

Revolving credit facility payments

(1,160)

(38,433)

Proceeds from issuance of other debt

21,574

21,315

Repayments of other debt

(22,262)

(37,973)

Other financing costs

-

(134)

Repurchase of Common Shares to satisfy employee tax withholding

(729)

(1,135)

Net cash used for financing activities

(2,577)

(44,940)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

63

1,278

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

1,502

(43,165)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

44,555

78,731

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$         46,057

$           35,566

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activities:

Change in fair value of interest rate swap

$          (1,019)

$             1,450

Issuance of Common Shares for acquisition of additional PST interest

$                   -

$           10,197

 

SOURCE Stoneridge, Inc.



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