GEDERA, Israel, November 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TAT Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: TATT - News), a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, reported today its results for the three month and nine month periods ended September 30, 2010.
TAT announced revenues of $18.9 million and a net loss of $ 5.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010 compared to revenues of $18.8 million with net income of $1.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009. The net loss reported is the result of one time impairment charges of goodwill and intangible assets and write down of inventories, in TAT's MRO operating segment.
During the third quarter of 2010, revenues were impacted by (i) The contribution of the Parts services operations to FAvS (see 'Other Highlights' below); (ii) an increase in revenues in the MRO operations, excluding the Propellers MRO operations contributed to FAvS (see 'Other Highlights' below); (iii) a moderate increase in revenues in the OEM of Heat Transfer Products operations in Israel; and (iv) a moderate increase in revenues in the OEM of Electric Motion Systems operations in Israel. Total increase in reported revenues was 1% and excluding the Part services and Propellers MRO operations contributed to FAvS, an increase of 22%.
Revenue breakdown by the principal operational segments for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively, was as follows:
Three Months Ended September 30. 2010 2009 Revenues % of Revenues % of in Total in Total Thousands Revenues Thousands Revenues Unaudited Unaudited Revenues MRO services * $ 10,479 55.4 % $ 10,908 58.2 % OEM of Heat Transfer products 6,437 34.0 % 6,039 32.2 % Parts services ** 788 4.2 % OEM of Electric Motion Systems 2,949 15.6 % 2,797 14.9 % Eliminations (943) (5.0)% (1,777) (9.5)% Total revenues $ 18,922 100.00 % $ 18,755 100.00 % Nine Months Ended September 30. 2010 2009 Revenues % of Revenues % of in Total in Total Thousands Revenues Thousands Revenues Unaudited Unaudited Revenues MRO services * $ 29,298 52.4 % $ 34,128 52.7 % OEM of Heat Transfer products 20,630 36.9 % 20,737 32.0 % Parts services ** 5,611 8.7 % OEM of Electric Motion Systems 8,566 15.3 % 8,811 13.6 % Eliminations (2,556) (4.6)% (4,557) (7.0)% Total revenues $ 55,938 100.00 % $ 64,730 100.00 %
* Includes MRO services for Propellers only for the three month and nine month periods of year 2009 in the amount of $2,514 and $7,441 respectively. On December 4, 2009 this business was contributed to FAvS.
** Includes results only for the three month and nine month periods of year 2009 in the amount of $788 and $5,611, respectively. On December 4, 2009 this operational segment was contributed to FAvS.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2010, TAT announced revenues of $55.9 million with net loss of $ 4.3 million compared to revenues of $64.7 million with net income of $2.8 million for the same period ended September 30, 2009. As mentioned above, the net loss reported is the result of one time impairment charges of goodwill and intangible assets and write down of inventories, in TAT's MRO operating segment.
During the first nine months of 2010, revenues were impacted by (i) The contribution of the Parts services operations to FAvS (see 'Other Highlights' below); (ii) an increase in revenues in the MRO operations, excluding the Propellers MRO operations contributed to FAvS (see 'Other Highlights' below); and (iii) decrease of revenues in the OEM of Heat Transfer Products and in the OEM of Electric Motion Systems, both operated in Israel. Total decrease in reported revenues was 14% and excluding the Part services and Propellers MRO operations contributed to FAvS, an increase of 8%.
Impairment of goodwill, intangible assets and write down of inventory:
During the quarter ended September 30, 2010, the Company performed its annual impairment test of goodwill. Based on the results of this test, the Company determined that the goodwill included in the MRO Services segment, was impaired by $4.2 million. The impairment was due to a decline in future forecasted sales levels and profitability margins resulting from the weakness in the global aviation industry in general and to a greater extent in the U.S. In addition, the Company recorded a $3.5 million write down of inventory under cost of revenues, and an impairment of $0.48 million related to Intangible assets 'Customer Relations' (all said amounts are before off-set of taxes),
Other Highlights :
On December 4, 2009, the transaction between TAT's subsidiary, Piedmont Aviation Component Services LLC ("Piedmont"), and First Aviation Services, Inc. ("FAvS") was consummated. In connection with the transaction, among other things, Piedmont acquired 37% of FAvS common stock and $750,000 of its preferred stock, in exchange for the contribution of Piedmont's parts and propeller businesses. FAvS is a leading supplier of products and services to the aerospace industry worldwide, including the provisioning of aircraft parts and components, and supply chain management services. FAvS also performs overhaul and repair services for wheels, brakes and starter/generators, and builds custom hose assemblies. Simultaneously, FAvS acquired all of the assets of Kelly Aerospace Turbine Rotables ("KATR"), a provider of overhaul and repair services for landing gear, safety equipment, hydraulic and electrical components, brakes and hose assemblies for corporate, regional and military aircraft. Piedmont agreed to provide a one year guaranty of $7 million of the debt incurred by FAvS in connection with the KATR acquisition (see also further on, under Subsequent Events). TAT recorded a capital gain of $4.4 for the transaction during 2009 fourth quarter.
In April 2010, the Company was notified by FAvS, in which it hold 37% equity, that one of the customers of the propeller MRO business which had been contributed to FAvS by Piedmont (see "Other Highlights") was requesting reimbursement for damages purportedly caused to certain propellers. FAvS in turn advised the Company that it wanted the Company to reimburse it for any liability FAvS might incur to such customer. The controversy is in its early stage and it is unclear at this point what liability, if any, the Company might eventually incur. The Company has already provided a reserve of $350,000 with respect to this potential liability and as of the date hereof provided for an additional $350,000 reserve, for an aggregate reserve of $700,000.
In addition, FAvS reported that while it tests for impairment on an annual basis on December 31, 2010, or more frequently when events and circumstances indicate that an impairment may have occurred, it believes that there are indicators of impairment of goodwill in one of its reporting units as of September 30, 2010. FAvS is expected to complete its analysis of goodwill during fourth quarter 2010.
TAT's management performed an estimated impairment test of its equity investment in FAvS and estimated as of September 30, 2010, that no impairment charge should be recorded. There could be material adjustments to goodwill impairment when the impairment test is to be completed in the fourth quarter by FAvS. Any adjustments to goodwill impairment will be recorded in the Company's financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. The total amount of goodwill in the abovementioned FAvS reporting unit is $6.9 million.
Dr. Shmuel Fledel, TAT's CEO commented:
We are encouraged by global trends of increased traffic reported by airlines and we are witnessing a slow recovery in the demand for one stop shop services, which impact our business in the U.S. The results of the third quarter were impacted by non recurring, one time impairment charges of goodwill and intangible assets and write down of inventories. During the quarter we expanded marketing and sales activities and we also continue to work rigorously on improving our production flow and yields and we believe that our efforts will positively impact our financial results in the next quarters. TAT TECHNOLOGIES AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited, in thousands, except share data) September September 30, 30, 2010 2009 ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 28,278 $26,098 Marketable securities 2,711 10,774 Restricted deposit 5,071 1,560 Trade accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,643 and $138 at September 30, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively) 16,485 17,614 Inventories 31,739 37,011 Other accounts receivable and prepaid expenses 8,415 4,955 Total current assets 92,699 98,012 Investment in affiliate 9,267 - Funds in respect of employee right upon retirement 2,751 2,567 Long-term deferred tax 1,160 160 Property, plant and equipment, net 14,036 14,802 Intangible assets, net 2,116 3,729 Goodwill 1,087 5,873 Total assets $123,116 $125,143 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current Liabilities: Current maturities of long-term loans 4,535 424 Trade accounts payables 6,913 6,888 Other accounts payable and accrued expenses 6,173 3,577 Total current liabilities 17,621 10,889 LONG-TERM LIABILITIES: Long-term loans, net of current maturities 6,413 7,432 Other accounts payable 31 - Liability in respect of employee rights upon retirement 3,317 3,215 Long-term deferred tax liability 1,987 1,264 11,748 11,911 EQUITY: Share capital Ordinary shares of NIS 0.9 par value - Authorized: 10,000,000 shares at September 30, 2010 and 2009; Issued and outstanding: 9,073,043 and 8,815,003 shares respectively at September 30, 2010; 8,887,566 shares at September 30, 2009. 2,790 2,790 Additional paid-in capital 64,429 64, 371 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (694) (934) Treasury stock, at cost, 258,040 and 185,477 shares at September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively (2,018) (1,422) Retained earnings 26,319 34,313 Total TAT Technologies shareholders' equity 90,826 99,118 Noncontrolling interest 2,921 3,225 Total equity: 93,747 102,343 Total liabilities and equity $123,116 $125,143 TAT TECHNOLOGIES AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share data) Three months ended Nine months ended September 30, September 30 2010 2009 2010 2009 Revenues: MRO services $ 10,479 $ 10,909 $ 29,298 $ 34,128 OEM - Heat Transfer products 6,437 6,039 20,630 20,737 OEM - Electric Motion Systems 2,949 2,797 8,566 8,811 Parts services - 788 - 5,611 Eliminations (943) (1,777) (2,556) (4,557) 18,922 18,756 55,938 64,730 Cost and operating expenses: MRO services 8,611 9,222 24, 142 29,942 OEM - Heat Transfer products 5,309 3,831 16,079 13,626 OEM - Electric Motion Systems 2,252 1,749 6,418 5,572 Parts services - 1,444 - 5,351 Write down of inventory 3,500 - 3,500 - Eliminations (908) (1,725) (2,688) (4,542) 18,765 14,521 47,451 49,949 Gross Profit 157 4,235 8,487 14,781 Research and development costs 132 125 459 497 Selling and marketing expenses 834 804 2,500 2,792 General and administrative expenses 2,754 3,348 8,029 9,053 Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets 4,704 4,704 Relocation Expenses - 20 - 426 8,424 4,297 15,692 12,768 Operating income (loss) (8,267) (62) (7,205) 2,013 Financial expense (283) (118) (1,370) (1,397) Financial income 544 205 1,200 1,349 Other income, net - 127 - 271 Income (loss) before income taxes (8,006) 152 (7,375) 2,236 Taxes on income (benefit) (2,977) (1,582) (2,775) (966) Net income (loss) (5,029) 1,734 (4,600) 3,202 Share in results of affiliated company (50) - 369 - Net income attributable to Non controlling interest (6) (571) (97) (431) Net income (loss) attributable to TAT Technologies shareholders $(5,085) $1,163 $(4,328) $2,771 Earning per share Basic net income per share $(0.58) $0.13 $(0.49) $0.38 Diluted net income per share $(0.58) $0.13 $(0.49) $0.38 Weighted average number of shares - basic 8,815,003 9,012,767 8,815,003 7,369,603 Weighted average number of shares - diluted 8,815,003 9,021,682 8,817,226 7,379,771
In connection with the transaction with FAvS (see "Other Highlights" above), on October 1, 2010, Limco-Piedmont agreed to extend a guarantee for $6.6 million regarding a debt incurred by FAvS in connection with the KATR acquisition, by providing a letter of credit to the lender for FAvS. The guaranty is for a period of 15 months ending December 31, 2011 and its amount is reduced as such debt amortizes. Limco-Piedmont was also granted a second lien on the assets of FAvS to secure the repayment obligations of FAvS in the event that the letter of credit is drawn upon. Limco-Piedmont also entered into an intercreditor agreement with the lender to FAvS which will subordinate Limco-Piedmont's claims if the letter of credit is drawn upon to the obligations of FAvS to the lender.
About TAT Technologies LTD
TAT Technologies LTD is a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries.
TAT operates under three operational segments: (i) OEM of Heat Transfer products (ii) OEM of Electric Motion Systems; and (iii) MRO services, each with the following characteristics.
TAT's activities in the area of OEM of Heat Transfer products primarily relate to the (i) design, development, manufacture and sale of a broad range of heat transfer components (such as heat exchangers, pre-coolers and oil/fuel hydraulic coolers) used in mechanical and electronic systems on-board commercial, military and business aircraft; and (ii) manufacture and sale of environmental control and cooling systems and (iii) a variety of other electronic and mechanical aircraft accessories and systems such as pumps, valves, power systems and turbines.
TAT's activities in the area of OEM of Electric Motion Systems primarily relate to the design, development, manufacture and sale of a broad range of electrical motor applications for airborne and ground systems. TAT activities in this segment commenced with the acquisition of Bental in August 2008.
TAT's MRO services include the remanufacture, overhaul and repair of heat transfer equipment and other aircraft components, APUs, propellers and landing gear. TAT's Limco subsidiary operates FAA certified repair stations, which provide aircraft component MRO services for airlines, air cargo carriers, maintenance service centers and the military.
TAT also holds 37% in First Aviation Services, a world-wide distributor of products and services to the aerospace industry and a one-stop-shop for MRO services (wheels, breaks, propellers and landing gear) for the General Aviation Industry.
TAT's executive offices are located in the Re'em Industrial Park, Neta Boulevard, Bnei Ayish, Gedera 70750, Israel, and TAT's telephone number is +972-8-862-8500.
TAT's executive offices are located in the Re'em Industrial Park, Neta Boulevard, Bnei Ayish, Gedera 70750, Israel, and TAT's telephone number is +972-8-862-8500.
For more information of TAT Technologies, please visit our web-site: http://www.tat-technologies.com
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