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TriMas Corporation Reports Second Quarter Results Company Raises Outlook for 2011

Company Reports Record Sales and Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ: TRS) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. The Company reported quarterly net sales from continuing operations of $299.7 million, an increase of 18.9% compared to second quarter 2010. Second quarter 2011 income from continuing operations was $17.1 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, including a ($0.07) per share impact related to debt extinguishment costs associated with the Company's recent refinancing, identified as a "Special Item."(1)  Excluding Special Items, second quarter 2011 income from continuing operations would have been $19.6 million, or $0.56 per share, compared to second quarter 2010 income from continuing operations of $15.2 million, or $0.44 per share.

TriMas Highlights

  • Reported record quarterly net sales of $299.7 million, an increase of 18.9%, with sales growth in all six segments compared to second quarter 2010.
  • Improved both income and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations by over 25%, excluding the impact of Special Items, compared to second quarter 2010.
  • Raised the full-year 2011 diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations guidance range from $1.45 to $1.60 per share to $1.60 to $1.70 per share, excluding Special Items.
  • Completed the refinance of its U.S. credit facilities, entering into a new credit agreement, primarily to reduce interest costs, extend maturities and improve financial and operating flexibility.
  • Today announced an agreement to acquire Innovative Molding, a technology leader in the design, lining and manufacturing of specialty plastic closures for bottles and jars for the food and nutrition industries. Upon closing, Innovative will become part of Rieke, within the Packaging segment.

"The successful execution of our key initiatives led to another strong quarter of organic sales and earnings growth," said David Wathen, TriMas President and Chief Executive Officer. "We achieved our sixth consecutive quarter of sales growth, attaining 18.9% sales growth during the second quarter, as a result of continued market share gains, product innovation, geographic expansion, bolt-on acquisitions and improved end markets. With record quarterly sales of almost $300 million, we are confident in the strategies in place in our businesses and our ability to deliver rapid responses to customers' needs."  

Wathen continued, "During the first half of 2011, we further increased investments in our businesses to ensure long-term organic growth, as well as secure additional customers in the short term. We experienced a slight decline in operating profit margin overall, largely due to sales mix shift, as segments with lower margins, such as Energy and Engineered Components, had significant sales increases in second quarter 2011, in addition to the impact from our increased investments. We are intensely focused on our productivity and lean initiatives, and we will use these savings to fund growth, offset inflation and expand margins. As a result of our sales growth and productivity initiatives, we also achieved record quarterly earnings per share of $0.56 (excluding Special Items), an increase of approximately 27%, as compared to second quarter 2010."

"Based on our second quarter results and current expectations, we are increasing our guidance for full year 2011. We are now estimating 2011 top-line growth of 13% to 16%, compared to 2010, with full-year 2011 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations expected to range between $1.60 and $1.70 per share, excluding Special Items. We continue to be confident in our ability to grow the top-line faster than the economy, create sustainable operating leverage and generate strong cash flow," Wathen concluded.

Second Quarter Financial Results – From Continuing Operations

  • TriMas reported record second quarter net sales of $299.7 million, an increase of 18.9% as compared to $252.1 million in second quarter 2010. While the Energy, Aerospace & Defense and Engineered Components segments led this growth with more than 20% increases in net sales, sales increased in each reportable segment compared to second quarter 2010. Overall, sales increased due to market share gains, new product introductions, geographic expansion and additional sales from bolt-on acquisitions transacted in 2010, as well as from improved volumes resulting from the continued economic recovery. In addition, net sales were favorably impacted by approximately $6.4 million as a result of currency exchange.
  • The Company reported operating profit of $42.5 million in second quarter 2011, as compared to operating profit of $36.5 million during second quarter 2010, primarily as a result of higher sales levels. Second quarter 2011 operating profit margin was 14.2%, compared to 14.5% in second quarter 2010. This slight decline in operating margin was primarily due to a sales mix shift, as reportable segments with lower margins, Energy and Engineered Components, comprised a greater percentage of sales in second quarter 2011. The Company continued to generate significant savings from productivity and lean initiatives which funds investment in growth initiatives and offsets economic cost increases.  
  • Second quarter 2011 income from continuing operations was $17.1 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared to an income from continuing operations of $15.2 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, during second quarter 2010. Excluding the after-tax impact of the Special Item related to the Company's refinance activities, second quarter 2011 income from continuing operations would have been $19.6 million, or $0.56 per diluted share.
  • The Company generated Free Cash Flow (defined as Cash Flow from Operating Activities less Capital Expenditures) of $15.1 million for second quarter 2011, compared to $32.9 million in second quarter 2010, due to increases in net working capital and capital expenditures in support of the Company's growth initiatives. The Company expects to generate $50 to $60 million in Free Cash Flow for 2011.

Financial Position

During the second quarter of 2011, TriMas completed the refinance of its U.S. credit facilities, entering into a new credit agreement, primarily to reduce interest costs, extend maturities and improve financial and operating flexibility. At quarter end, TriMas reported total indebtedness of $478.4 million as of June 30, 2011, as compared to $494.7 million as of December 31, 2010. TriMas ended second quarter 2011 with $161.8 million of cash and aggregate availability under its revolving credit and accounts receivable facilities.

Business Segment Results – From Continuing Operations

Packaging – (Consists of Rieke Corporation including its foreign subsidiaries of Englass, Rieke Germany, Rieke Italia and Rieke China)

Net sales for second quarter increased 5.2% compared to the year ago period due to increased industrial closure product sales and favorable currency exchange, partially offset by lower specialty dispensing sales. Operating profit and the related margin level for the quarter increased as gross profit improvements generated by capital, productivity and lean initiatives more than offset the increase in selling, general and administrative costs in support of growth initiatives. The Company continues to develop specialty dispensing product applications for growing end markets, including pharmaceutical, personal care and food/beverage, and expand into complementary products as demonstrated by the bolt-on acquisition announced today.

Energy – (Consists of Lamons)

Second quarter net sales increased 38.9% compared to the year ago period, due to incremental sales as a result of the South Texas Bolt & Fitting acquisition completed in the fourth quarter of 2010, as well as sales resulting from newly opened branches. This segment also benefitted from increased sales of gaskets and related bolts resulting from higher levels of turn-around activity at petrochemical refineries and increased demand from the chemical industry. Operating profit for the quarter increased due to higher sales volumes, partially offset by a less favorable sales mix shift related to increasing sales at newer branches, which have lower margins due to more aggressive market pricing and additional launch costs, and increased selling, general and administrative costs in support of branch expansion. The Company continues to grow its sales and service branch network and capitalize on synergies related to the acquisition of South Texas Bolt & Fitting.

Aerospace & Defense – (Consists of Monogram Aerospace Fasteners and NI Industries)

Net sales for the second quarter increased 23.9% compared to the year ago period, due primarily to improved demand for blind bolts and temporary fasteners from aerospace distribution customers, partially offset by lower sales in the defense business related to decreased activity associated with managing the relocation to and establishment of the new U.S. Army's shell manufacturing facility. Operating profit and the related margin increased, primarily due to the sales increase and more favorable product sales mix, partially offset by higher selling, general and administrative expenses. The Company continues to invest in this high-margin segment by developing and marketing highly-engineered products for aerospace applications, as well as expanding its offerings to military and defense customers.

Engineered Components – (Consists of Arrow Engine, Hi-Vol Products, KEO Cutters, Norris Cylinder and Richards Micro-Tool)

Second quarter net sales increased 51.2% compared to the year ago period, primarily due to increased demand for industrial cylinders from global customers and the positive impact of the cylinder asset acquisition completed during second quarter 2010, as well as improved demand for engines, other well-site content and gas compression products. The specialty fittings and precision cutting tools businesses also experienced improved demand, primarily resulting from the upturn in the domestic economy and new product offerings. Second quarter operating profit and related margins improved compared to the prior year period, due to higher sales levels, increased absorption of fixed costs, and productivity and cost reduction efforts, partially offset by higher selling, general and administrative expenses supporting the increased sales levels. The Company continues to develop new products and expand its international sales efforts.

Cequent Asia Pacific – (Consists of Cequent Australia/Asia Pacific)

Net sales for the second quarter increased 16.8% compared to second quarter 2010 due to the favorable impact of currency exchange and new business awards in Thailand, partially offset by continued lower sales in Australia resulting from reduced vehicle availability due to the Japanese tsunami and the continued impact of the first quarter flooding in Queensland, Australia. Operating profit and the related margin decreased due to start-up costs associated with a new program award from a customer incurred during second quarter 2011 for which the associated part production has not yet begun, and the decline in Australian sales volume and related lower absorption of fixed costs. The Company continues to reduce fixed costs and leverage Cequent's strong brand positions to capitalize on growth opportunities in expanding markets.

Cequent North America – (Consists of Cequent Performance Products and Cequent Consumer Products)

Net sales for second quarter increased 7.2% compared to the year ago period, resulting from increased sales within the retail, original equipment and aftermarket channels. Sales increases were the result of market share gains, improved customer demand and new product introductions. Second quarter operating profit increased with margin improvement compared to second quarter 2010, due to improved sales levels, cost reduction actions, improved sourcing and productivity initiatives, partially offset by the sale of higher-cost inventory and increased selling, general and administrative costs in support of the Company's growth initiatives. The Company continues to reduce fixed costs, minimize its investment in working capital and leverage Cequent's strong brand positions and new products for increased market share.

2011 Outlook

The Company raised its outlook for full-year 2011 diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations to be between $1.60 and $1.70 per share, excluding Special Items and any future events that may be considered Special Items. The Company previously provided an outlook for 2011 EPS to be between $1.45 and $1.60 per share. The Company also raised its 2011 sales outlook from an increase of 8% to 11% to a range of 13% to 16% compared to 2010. In addition, the Company expects 2011 Free Cash Flow, defined as Cash Flow from Operating Activities less Capital Expenditures, to be between $50 million and $60 million.

(1) Appendix I details certain costs, expenses and other charges, collectively described as "Special Items."

Conference Call Information

TriMas Corporation will host its second quarter 2011 earnings conference call today, Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The call-in number is (866) 861-4874. Participants should request to be connected to the TriMas Corporation second quarter 2011 earnings conference call (Conference ID #1542923). The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast via TriMas' website at www.trimascorp.com, under the "Investors" section, with an accompanying slide presentation. A replay of the conference call will be available on the TriMas website or by dialing (888) 211-2648 (Access Code #1542923) beginning July 28 at 2:00 p.m. EDT through August 4 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  

Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-looking Statements

Any "forward-looking" statements contained herein, including those relating to market conditions or the Company's financial condition and results, expense reductions, liquidity expectations, business goals and sales growth, involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties with respect to general economic and currency conditions, various conditions specific to the Company's business and industry, the Company's substantial leverage, liabilities imposed by the Company's debt instruments, market demand, competitive factors, the Company's ability to maintain compliance with the listing requirements of NASDAQ, supply constraints, material and energy costs, technology factors, litigation, government and regulatory actions, the Company's accounting policies, future trends, and other risks which are detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, and in the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made herein are based on information currently available, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

About TriMas

Headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ: TRS) provides engineered and applied products for growing markets worldwide. TriMas is organized into six reportable segments: Packaging, Energy, Aerospace & Defense, Engineered Components, Cequent Asia Pacific and Cequent North America. TriMas has approximately 4,000 employees at more than 60 different facilities in 11 countries. For more information, visit www.trimascorp.com.

TriMas Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

(Unaudited - dollars in thousands)




June 30,


December 31,


2011


2010

Assets




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$      10,070


$              46,370

Receivables, net of reserves

171,070


117,050

Inventories

175,660


161,300

Deferred income taxes

25,090


34,500

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

9,090


7,550

Total current assets

390,980


366,770

Property and equipment, net

169,440


167,510

Goodwill

208,500


205,890

Other intangibles, net

154,070


159,930

Other assets

26,890


24,060

Total assets

$    949,880


$            924,160





Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity




Current liabilities:




Current maturities, long-term debt

$        4,900


$              17,730

Accounts payable

136,570


128,300

Accrued liabilities

62,900


68,400

Total current liabilities

204,370


214,430

Long-term debt

473,500


476,920

Deferred income taxes

61,650


63,880

Other long-term liabilities

56,050


56,610

Total liabilities

795,570


811,840

Total shareholders' equity

154,310


112,320

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$    949,880


$            924,160



TriMas Corporation

Consolidated Statement of Operations

(Unaudited — dollars in thousands, except for share amounts)




Three months ended


Six months ended


June 30,


June 30,


2011


2010


2011


2010

Net sales

$    299,720


$    252,060


$    569,390


$    472,120

Cost of sales

(208,350)


(173,750)


(403,340)


(330,750)

Gross profit

91,370


78,310


166,050


141,370

Selling, general and administrative expenses

(48,830)


(41,370)


(93,540)


(79,070)

Gain (loss) on dispositions of property and equipment

(40)


(420)


20


(730)

Operating profit

42,500


36,520


72,530


61,570

Other income (expense), net:








Interest expense

(11,620)


(13,090)


(23,640)


(27,230)

Debt extinguishment costs

(3,970)


-


(3,970)


-

Gain on bargain purchase

-


410


-


410

Other, net

(550)


(540)


(1,710)


(1,050)

Other income (expense), net

(16,140)


(13,220)


(29,320)


(27,870)









Income from continuing operations before income tax expense

26,360


23,300


43,210


33,700

Income tax expense

(9,270)


(8,080)


(14,370)


(12,730)

Income from continuing operations

17,090


15,220


28,840


20,970

Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

-


6,210


-


5,890

Net income

$      17,090


$      21,430


$      28,840


$      26,860









Earnings per share - basic:








Continuing operations

$          0.50


$          0.45


$          0.85


$          0.62

Discontinued operations, net of income taxes

-


0.18


-


0.17

Net income per share

$          0.50


$          0.63


$          0.85


$          0.79









Weighted average common shares - basic

34,215,734


33,794,647


34,064,787


33,681,516









Earnings per share - diluted:








Continuing operations

$          0.49


$          0.44


$          0.83


$          0.61

Discontinued operations, net of income taxes

-


0.18


-


0.17

Net income per share

$          0.49


$          0.62


$          0.83


$          0.78









Weighted average common shares - diluted

34,769,576


34,437,418


34,667,459


34,318,002



TriMas Corporation

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flow

(Unaudited — dollars in thousands)




Six months ended
June 30,


2011


2010

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:




Net income

$  28,840


$  26,860

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities, net of acquisition impact:




Gain on dispositions of property and equipment

(20)


(9,310)

Gain on bargain purchase

-


(410)

Depreciation

12,620


11,960

Amortization of intangible assets

7,040


7,090

Amortization of debt issue costs

1,510


1,450

Deferred income taxes

7,130


9,610

Debt extinguishment costs

3,970


-

Non-cash compensation expense

1,660


760

Increase in receivables

(52,050)


(43,130)

(Increase) decrease in inventories

(13,190)


5,150

(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other assets

(3,900)


1,820

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued liabilities

(160)


20,160

Other, net

1,890


(590)

Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities, net of acquisition impact

(4,660)


31,420





Cash Flows from Investing Activities:




Capital expenditures

(14,020)


(5,250)

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

-


(11,660)

Net proceeds from disposition of assets

1,660


14,740

Net cash used for investing activities

(12,360)


(2,170)





Cash Flows from Financing Activities:




Proceeds from borrowings on term loan facilities

226,520


-

Repayments of borrowings on term loan facilities

(248,950)


(8,430)

Proceeds from borrowings on revolving credit facilities and accounts receivable facility

303,520


264,930

Repayments of borrowings on revolving credit facilities and accounts receivable facility

(297,600)


(270,930)

Debt financing fees

(6,570)


-

Shares surrendered upon vesting of options and restricted stock awards to cover tax obligations

(830)


(180)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

830


80

Excess tax benefits from stock based compensation

3,800


390

Net cash used for financing activities

(19,280)


(14,140)





Cash and Cash Equivalents:




Increase (decrease) for the period

(36,300)


15,110

At beginning of period

46,370


9,480

At end of period

$  10,070


$  24,590





Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:




Cash paid for interest

$  22,710


$  22,000

Cash paid for taxes

$    9,140


$    3,270



TriMas Corporation

Company and Business Segment Financial Information


Continuing Operations


(Unaudited, $ in thousands)






Three months ended


Six months ended,




June 30,  


June 30,




2011


2010


2011


2010


Packaging










Net sales

$   47,900


$   45,520


$   91,800


$   89,120



Operating profit

$   15,070


$   13,480


$   26,900


$   25,340












Energy










Net sales

$   42,170


$   30,370


$   83,120


$   62,690



Operating profit

$     5,020


$     4,070


$   10,360


$     8,260












Aerospace & Defense










Net sales

$   21,330


$   17,220


$   39,830


$   34,300



Operating profit

$     4,860


$     3,810


$     8,580


$     7,670












Engineered Components










Net sales

$   55,490


$   36,700


$ 103,600


$   67,180



Operating profit

$     8,340


$     5,210


$   14,680


$     8,010












Cequent Asia Pacific










Net sales

$   21,560


$   18,460


$   41,370


$   38,760



Operating profit

$     1,940


$     3,330


$     4,470


$     6,990












Cequent North America










Net sales

$ 111,270


$ 103,790


$ 209,670


$ 180,070



Operating profit

$   14,380


$   12,720


$   21,050


$   17,180












Corporate Expenses










Operating loss

$   (7,110)


$   (6,100)


$ (13,510)


$ (11,880)












Total Company










Net sales

$ 299,720


$ 252,060


$ 569,390


$ 472,120



Operating profit

$   42,500


$   36,520


$   72,530


$   61,570




Appendix I


TriMas Corporation

Additional Information Regarding Special Items Impacting

Reported GAAP Financial Measures

(Unaudited)




Three months ended


Three months ended


June 30,  2011


June 30, 2010

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Income


EPS


Income


EPS









Income and EPS from continuing operations, as reported

$ 17,090


$          0.49


$ 15,220


$          0.44









After-tax impact of Special Items to consider in evaluating quality of








income and EPS from continuing operations:








Debt extinguishment costs

2,460


0.07


-


-









Excluding Special Items, income and EPS from continuing








operations would have been

$ 19,550


$          0.56


$ 15,220


$          0.44









Weighted-average shares outstanding at June 30, 2011 and 2010



34,769,576




34,437,418




























Six months ended


Six months ended


June 30, 2011


June 30, 2010

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Income


EPS


Income


EPS









Income and EPS from continuing operations, as reported

$ 28,840


$          0.83


$ 20,970


$          0.61









After-tax impact of Special Items to consider in evaluating quality of








income and EPS from continuing operations:








Debt extinguishment costs

2,460


0.07


-


-









Excluding Special Items, income and EPS from continuing








operations would have been

$ 31,300


$          0.90


$ 20,970


$          0.61









Weighted-average shares outstanding at June 30, 2011 and 2010



34,667,459




34,318,002



CONTACT:
Sherry Lauderback
VP, Investor Relations & Communications
(248) 631-5506
sherrylauderback@trimascorp.com

SOURCE TriMas Corporation



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