Unique Fabricating, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Revenues of $35.7 Million; Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.24

Board of Director's declares quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share

Record quarterly revenues driven by organic growth from successful new product launches

Aug 12, 2015, 06:00 ET from Unique Fabricating, Inc.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Unique Fabricating, Inc. ("Unique" or the "Company")(NYSE MKT: UFAB), which engineers and manufactures multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components utilized in noise, vibration and harshness management and air/water sealing applications for the automotive and industrial appliance market, today announced its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 28, 2015, its first quarter as a publicly traded company.

Second Quarter Highlights and Recent Developments

  • Revenue of $35.7 million versus $33.0 million in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 8.1% year-over-year
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $4.2 million, including $0.9 million for non-cash charges which includes depreciation and amortization and non-cash stock awards, versus $4.4 million in the second quarter of 2014
  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.24 versus $0.25 in the second quarter of 2014
  • Declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share payable on August 31, 2015 for stockholders of record as of August 24, 2015
  • Completed initial public offering, raising $25.7 million in gross proceeds
  • Began trading as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange MKT on July 1, 2015
  • Secured additional development and prototyping contracts from tier 1 OEMs for patent pending TwinShape line of proprietary ducts for potential inclusion in 2016 and 2017 vehicle programs
  • Launched new thermal wrap for water heaters to increase energy efficiency

"Our financial results for the second quarter reflect the strength of our business and reinforce our confidence that we are well positioned to execute on our long term growth strategy," said John Weinhardt, Chief Executive Officer. "We continue to see a number of favorable trends in both the automotive and industrial markets that we believe will provide us with significant opportunities to organically grow our business. The operating leverage inherent in our business model enables meaningful profitability expansion in excess of revenue growth, which we believe, in turn, will drive incremental free cash flow. Following the successful completion of our initial public offering, we also have the financial flexibility and strength to support our long-term growth."

"In the automotive industry, increased demand for greater fuel efficiency and the need for quieter vehicles to support the use of telematics and infotainment systems in all classes of cars are driving demand for our multi-material foam, rubber and plastic components," Weinhardt added. "We are focused on collectively leveraging these industry trends along with higher new vehicle production volumes, a geographic shift in vehicle production from international manufacturers and evolving customer sourcing strategies to increase content per vehicle and expand our market share."

Weinhardt continued, "In our industrial appliance business, the increase in new housing starts and the continued growth of the home improvement market has increased the demand for our products from appliance OEMs, HVAC and water heater manufacturers."

"We remain committed to the innovation of new products that address the needs of an evolving marketplace and support the organic growth of our business with both existing and new customers, as well as opportunistically evaluating strategic acquisitions that could potentially expand our addressable market," Weinhardt concluded.

Second Quarter Financial Summary

Total revenue for the quarter ended June 28, 2015 increased to $35.7 million, up 8.1%, or $2.7 million from $33.0 million during the same period last year. The increase was driven primarily by the introduction of new products, including the thermal wrap for water heaters which improves energy efficiency, as well as our continued increased market penetration.

Gross profit for the quarter period ended June 28, 2015 was $8.4 million, or 23.6% of total revenue, compared to $9.0 million, or 27.1% of revenues, for the corresponding period last year. The decline in gross margin was due primarily to higher manufacturing costs associated with the launch of the Company's new water heater wrap.

Net income for the quarter ended June 28, 2015 was $1.7 million, or $0.25 per basic and $0.24 per diluted share, respectively, compared to $1.7 million, or $0.25 per basic and diluted share, in the second quarter of 2014.

Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended June 28, 2015 was $4.2 million compared to $4.4 million in the second quarter 2014. Second quarter of 2014 Adjusted EBITDA was increased due to addbacks to GAAP net income for various acquisition related expenses, primarily transaction fees and  amortization of the step up in inventory basis to fair market value as a result of purchase accounting for the various acquisitions the Company has completed. Please refer to the financial tables below for a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP results.

Year to Date Financial Summary

Please note that the prior year-to-date period in 2014 was 26 weeks, compared to 25 weeks in the comparable period this year. Total revenue for the year-to-date period ended June 28, 2015, increased to $68.1 million, up 9.6%, or $6.0 million from $62.1 million for the corresponding period last year. The year over year revenue growth was driven by increased market penetration and the introduction of new products.

Gross profit for the year-to-date period ended June 28, 2015 was $16.4 million, or 24.0% of revenues, compared to $15.7 million, or 25.2% of revenues, for the corresponding period last year.  The decline in gross margin is primarily a result of higher manufacturing costs associated with the launch of Unique Fabricating, Inc.'s (the "Company's") new thermal water heater wraps.

Net income for the year-to-date period ended June 28, 2015 was $2.9 million, or $0.43 per basic and $0.41 per diluted share, respectively, compared to $2.2 million or $0.32 per basic and diluted share in the comparable period last year.

2015 year-to-date Adjusted EBITDA was $7.8 million compared to $7.4 million for the corresponding period last year.  2014 Adjusted EBITDA was increased due to addbacks to GAAP net income for various acquisition related expenses, primarily transaction fees and amortization of the step up in inventory basis to fair market value as a result of purchase accounting for the various acquisitions the Company has completed. Please refer to the financial tables below for a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP results.

Balance Sheet Summary

The Company ended the June 28, 2015 period with cash and cash equivalents of $759,000 compared to $756,000 at January 4, 2015.

Total debt outstanding at June 28, 2015 was $41.1 million compared to $40.0 million at January 4, 2015.

As of June 28, 2015, the Company had $9.0 million available of unused capacity under its $19.5 million revolving credit facility.

Subsequent to the end of the second quarter, on July 7, 2015, the Company closed its initial public offering of common stock, selling 2,702,500 shares of common stock, including 352,500 subject to the over-allotment option, generating approximately $25.7 million in gross proceeds. The Company has used the net proceeds from this offering to repay approximately $13.1 million principal amount of its 16% senior subordinated notes outstanding, together with accrued interest, and temporarily reduce borrowings under the revolving portion of its senior secured credit facility.

2015 Outlook

The Company expects:

  • Full year 2015 revenue of $138 to $142 million
  • Full year 2015 diluted earnings per share of $0.73 to $0.77

Declaration of Dividends

On August 12, 2015, Unique Fabricating, Inc.'s Board of Directors approved payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share. The dividend will be paid on August 31, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 24, 2015.

Quarterly Results Conference Call

Unique will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss second quarter 2015 results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time today, August 12. To access the call, please dial 1-888-572-7034 (toll-free) or 1-719-457-2083 and reference conference ID 9215831. The conference call will also be webcast live on the Investor Relations section of the company's website at http://uniquefab.investorroom.com/.

A replay of the call will be available from 1 p.m. ET on August 12, 2015 until 11:59 p.m. ET by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (United States) or 1-858-384-5517 (international) and using pin number 9215831.

A replay of the webcast will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website for at least 90 days.

About Unique Fabricating, Inc.

Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UFAB) engineers and manufactures components for customers in the automotive and industrial appliance market.  The Company's solutions are comprised of multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components and utilized in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) management, acoustical management, water and air sealing, decorative and other functional applications. Unique leverages proprietary manufacturing processes including die cutting, thermoforming, compression molding and fusion molding to manufacture a wide range of products including air management products, heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), seals, fender stuffers, air ducts, acoustical insulation, door water shields, gas tank pads, light gaskets, topper pads, mirror gaskets and glove box liners. The Company is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. For more information, visit http://www.uniquefab.com/.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or to future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause the Company's or the Company's industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements including statements relating to the Company's 2015 Outlook to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by this press release.  Words such as "may," "will," "could," "would," "should," "anticipate," "predict," "potential," "continue," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "believes," "estimates," "outlook," and similar expressions are used to identify these forward looking statements.  Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, our expectations about revenue and earnings per share.  All such forward-looking statements are based on management's present expectations and are subject to certain factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, outcome of events, timing and performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements.  These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those discussed in our Prospectus, dated June 30, 2015 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) and in particular the Section entitled "Risk Factors" of the Prospectus, as well as any updates to those risk factors filed from time to time in our periodic and current reports filed with the SEC.  All statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Unique Fabricating does not intend to update this information, unless required by law.  Reference to the Company's website above does not constitute incorporation of any of the information thereon into this press release.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We present Adjusted EBITDA in this press release to provide a supplemental measure of our operating performance.  We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is a useful performance measure and it is used by us to facilitate a comparison of our operating performance on a consistent basis from period-to-period and to provide for a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business than measures under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP) can provide alone.  Our board and management also use Adjusted EBITDA as one of the primary methods for planning and forecasting overall expected performance and for evaluating on a quarterly and annual basis actual results against such expectations, and as a performance evaluation metric in determining achievement of certain compensation programs and plans for Company management.  In addition, the financial covenants in our senior secured credit facility are based on Adjusted EBITDA, as presented in this press release, subject to dollar limitations on certain adjustments.

Investor Contact:
Hayden IR
Brett Maas/Rob Fink
646-536-7331/646-415-8972
ufab@haydenir.com

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)



Thirteen Weeks Ended June 28, 2015


Thirteen Weeks Ended June 29, 2014


Twenty-Five Weeks Ended June 28, 2015


Twenty-Six Weeks Ended June 29, 2014

Net Sales

$

35,672,173



$

33,006,444



$

68,102,680



$

62,123,157


Cost of Sales

27,244,229



24,047,585



51,750,874



46,444,111


Gross Profit

8,427,944



8,959,859



16,351,806



15,679,046


Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses

5,088,876



5,618,622



10,332,313



10,701,780


Operating Income

3,339,068



3,341,237



6,019,493



4,977,266


Non-operating Income (Expense)








Investment income

230



5



230



16


Other income

7,027



15,420



14,321



27,813


Interest expense

(853,335)



(900,082)



(1,712,689)



(1,887,618)


Total non-operating expense

(846,078)



(884,657)



(1,698,138)



(1,859,789)


Income – Before income taxes

2,492,990



2,455,580



4,321,355



3,117,477


Income Tax Expense

801,090



756,042



1,436,718



956,209


Net Income

$

1,691,900



$

1,699,538



$

2,884,637



$

2,161,268


Net Income per share








Basic

$

0.25



$

0.25



$

0.43



$

0.32


Diluted

$

0.24



$

0.25



$

0.41



$

0.32


 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets



(Unaudited)




June 28, 2015


January 4, 2015

Assets




Current Assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$

759,255



$

756,044


Accounts receivable – net

21,890,656



18,747,468


Inventory – net

11,732,035



10,488,051


Prepaid expenses and other current assets:




Prepaid expenses and other

2,405,688



1,613,327


Deferred tax asset

907,073



1,288,704


Total current assets

37,694,707



32,893,594


Property, Plant, and Equipment – Net

19,348,217



17,920,073


Goodwill

15,183,417



15,183,417


Intangible Assets

15,644,191



16,748,466


Other assets




Investments – at cost

1,054,120



1,054,120


Deposits and other assets

88,728



61,094


Debt issuance costs

242,901



289,942


Total assets

$

89,256,281



$

84,150,706


Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity




Current Liabilities




Accounts payable

12,360,367



10,177,820


Current maturities of long-term debt

2,268,595



2,018,133


Income taxes payable

233,172



90,169


Accrued compensation

2,177,853



2,791,260


Other accrued liabilities

1,253,014



1,498,094


Total current liabilities

18,293,001



16,575,476


Long-term debt – net of current portion

28,349,382



29,000,612


Line of credit

10,432,331



8,952,865


Other long-term liabilities




Deferred tax liability

6,157,273



6,497,330


Other liabilities

89,437



86,511


Total liabilities

63,321,424



61,112,794


Redeemable Common Stock – 2,415,399 million shares issued and outstanding with a redemption value of $13,612,967 million and $11,362,481 million at June 28, 2015 and January 4, 2015, respectively

7,810,007



6,445,977


Stockholders' Equity




Common stock, $0.001 par value – 15,000,000 million shares authorized and 4,324,599 million issued and outstanding

4,325



4,325


Additional paid-in-capital

13,735,765



13,723,456


Retained earnings

4,384,760



2,864,154


Total stockholders' equity

18,124,850



16,591,935


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

89,256,281



$

84,150,706


 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)



Twenty-Five Weeks Ended June 28, 2015


Twenty-Six Weeks Ended June 29, 2014

Cash Flows from Operating Activities




Net income

$

2,884,637



$

2,161,268


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization

1,739,541



1,732,288


Amortization of debt issuance costs

155,226



150,237


Loss on sale of assets

14,330




Bad debt expense, net of recoveries

(642)



197,530


Loss on derivative instrument

2,925



97,396


Stock option expense

12,309



21,038


Deferred income taxes

41,574



(621,311)


Changes in operating assets and liabilities that provided (used) cash:




Accounts receivable

(3,142,546)



(4,445,840)


Inventory

(1,243,984)



(581,015)


Prepaid expenses and other assets

(248,191)



908,068


Accounts payable

1,873,471



2,337,292


Accrued and other liabilities

39,534



129,887


Net cash provided by operating activities

2,128,184



2,086,838


Cash Flows from Investing Activities




Purchases of property and equipment

(2,079,527)



(623,335)


Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

1,797




Acquisition of Chardan Corporation



(2,316,911)


Working capital adjustment from acquisition of PTI



173,740


Net cash used in investing activities

(2,077,730)



(2,766,506)


Cash Flows from Financing Activities




Net change in bank overdraft

309,074



86,735


Payments on debt and in-kind interest

(508,962)



(511,915)


(Payments on) proceeds from revolving credit facilities

1,479,466



2,196,315


Debt issuance costs



(35,593)


Expenses of in process equity offering

(571,803)




Post acquisition payments for Unique Fabricating

(755,018)



(168,633)


Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(47,243)



1,566,909


Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents

3,211



887,241


Cash and Cash Equivalents – Beginning of period

756,044



891,826


Cash and Cash Equivalents – End of period

$

759,255



$

1,779,067


Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information –




Cash paid for




Interest

$

1,233,275



$

1,461,479


Income taxes

$

1,176,528



$

1,025,947


Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information –




Non cash investing and financing activities for




Note payable incurred for Chardan acquisition

$



$

500,000


Accretion on redeemable common stock

$

1,364,031



$


 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA



Thirteen Weeks Ended June 28, 2015


Thirteen Weeks Ended June 29, 2014


Twenty-Five Weeks Ended June 28, 2015


Twenty-Six Weeks Ended June 29, 2014

GAAP Net income

$

1,691,901



$

1,699,538



$

2,884,637



$

2,161,268


Plus: Interest expense, net

853,335



900,082



1,712,689



1,887,618


Plus: Income tax expense

801,090



756,042



1,436,718



956,209


Plus: Depreciation and amortization

892,472



850,284



1,739,541



1,732,288


Plus: Non-cash stock award

6,401



16,825



12,309



21,038


Plus: Non-recurring integration expenses



19,043





71,531


Plus: Non-recurring step-up of inventory basis to fair market value



85,097





370,336


Plus: Transaction fees



33,051





236,537


Adjusted EBITDA

$

4,245,199



$

4,359,962



$

7,785,894



$

7,436,825


 

SOURCE Unique Fabricating, Inc.



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