Unique Fabricating, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Revenues of $39.6 Million; Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.18

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

Quarterly Revenue Increases 28% to $39.6 Million

17 Nov, 2015, 06:00 ET from Unique Fabricating, Inc.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 17, 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 three and nine months ended October 4, 2015.

Third Quarter Highlights and Recent Developments

  • Revenue of $39.6 million versus $31.0 million in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 27.7% year-over-year
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $4.3 million, including $1.2 million for non-cash charges which includes depreciation and amortization and non-cash stock awards, versus $3.1 million in the third quarter of 2014
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.18 versus $0.13 in the third quarter of 2014
  • Declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share payable on December 7, 2015 for stockholders of record as of November 30, 2015
  • Closed accretive and synergistic acquisition of Great Lakes Foam Technologies, Inc. to broaden solutions offering and expand reach into new markets
  • Subsequent to quarter-end, awarded a new program order by a major Japanese OEM for new TwinShape™ foam duct to be installed in select 2017 model SUVs
  • Subsequent to quarter-end, announced plans to close and consolidate its Murfreesboro, Tennessee manufacturing facility to enhance operational efficiency

"We delivered strong financial results in the third quarter and executed on a number of strategic and operational initiatives to enhance our long term growth prospects," said John Weinhardt, Chief Executive Officer. "The strength of our business is supported by a number of favorable industry trends in both the automotive and industrial markets that we believe will drive momentum into 2016 and beyond. The highly synergistic and accretive acquisition of Great Lakes Foam Technologies broadens our solutions offering and expands our reach into new markets, helping to diversify our revenues and further strengthen our free cash flow. The acquisition provides a compelling base to augment our financial performance and further capitalize on the operating leverage inherent in our business model, which we believe, will enable meaningful profitability expansion and increased free cash flow."

Weinhardt continued, "Growing demand from automotive manufacturers for greater fuel efficiency and the need for quieter vehicles continues to drive demand for our multi-material foam, rubber and plastic components. Subsequent to quarter-end, we were awarded a new program order by a major Japanese OEM for our new TwinShape™ foam duct which further validates the opportunity we see for new products that help automotive manufacturers advance light-weighting initiatives and programs to  improve fuel efficiency."

Weinhardt concluded, "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 expand our addressable market."

Third Quarter Financial Summary

Total revenue for the quarter ended October 4, 2015 increased to $39.6 million, up 27.7%, or $8.6 million from $31.0 million during the same period last year. The increase was driven primarily by the introduction of new products, increased market penetration, an additional week in our fiscal calendar for the third quarter of 2015 versus the third quarter of 2014, as well as contributions from the acquisition of Great Lakes Foam Technologies which closed on August 31, 2015.

Gross profit for the quarter period ended October 4, 2015 was $9.3 million, or 23.5% of total revenue, compared to $7.2 million, or 23.3% of revenues, for the corresponding period last year. The increase in gross margin was due to favorable product mix partially offset by higher manufacturing costs associated with the April 2015 launch of Unique Fabricating's new water heater wraps.

Net income for the quarter ended October 4, 2015 was $1.1 million, or $0.12 per basic and diluted share, compared to $0.8 million, or $0.13 per basic and diluted share, in the third quarter of 2014.

Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended October 4, 2015 was $4.3 million compared to $3.1 million in the third quarter 2014. The quarter-over-quarter increase is primarily a result of earnings generated from higher sales in the comparable periods this year. Please refer to the financial tables below for a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP results.

Year to Date Financial Summary

Total revenue for the first nine months of 2015 increased to $107.7 million, up 15.6%, or $14.5 million from $93.2 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 first nine months of 2015 was $25.7 million, or 23.8% of revenues, compared to $22.9 million, or 24.6% of revenues, for the corresponding period last year.  The decrease in gross margin is primarily the result of higher manufacturing costs associated with the April 2015 launch of Unique Fabricating's new thermal water heater wraps.

Net income for the year-to-date period ended October 4, 2015 was $4.0 million, or $0.52 per basic and $0.51 per diluted share, respectively, compared to $3.0 million or $0.45 per basic and $0.44 per diluted share, respectively, in the comparable period last year.

2015 year-to-date Adjusted EBITDA was $12.1 million compared to $10.5 million for the corresponding period last year.  The year-over-year increase in Adjusted EBITDA is primarily a result of earnings generated from higher sales in the comparable periods this year. Please refer to the financial tables below for a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP results.

Balance Sheet Summary

As of October 4, 2015, the Company had approximately $718,000 in cash and cash equivalents, as compared to January 4, 2015, when the Company had $756,000.

Total debt outstanding as of October 4, 2015 was $32.6 million compared to $40.0 million as of January 4, 2015.

As of October 4, 2015, the Company had $3.7 million available of unused capacity under its $19.5 million revolving credit facility.

2015 Outlook

"Unique Fabricating continues to track toward its previously issued outlook for full-year 2015," commented Tom Tekiele, Chief Financial Officer of Unique Fabricating. "In light of the transaction-related expenses resulting from our initial public offering and the accretive acquisition of Great Lakes Foam Technologies, we are clarifying our guidance as a non-GAAP, adjusted diluted earnings per share metric. This adjustment includes various acquisition related expenses, including non-cash stock awards, non-recurring integration expenses, amortization of the step up in inventory basis to fair market value, non-recurring transaction fees and non-recurring IPO related costs."

Management expects:

  • Full year 2015 revenue of $138 million to $142 million
  • Full year 2015 adjusted diluted earnings per share(1) of $0.73 to $0.77

(1) - Please see the tables at the end of this press release for a reconciliation of GAAP results to adjusted results.

Declaration of Dividends

On November 17, 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 December 7, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 30, 2015.

Quarterly Results Conference Call

Unique will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss third quarter 2015 results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time today, November 17. 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 November 17, 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 and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share in this press release to provide a supplemental measure of our operating performance.  We believe that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share are useful performance measures used by us to facilitate a comparison of our operating performance and earnings 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)









 

Fourteen Weeks Ended October 4, 2015


 

Thirteen Weeks Ended September 28, 2014


 

Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended October 4, 2015


 

Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended September 28, 2014

Net Sales

$

39,579,502


$

31,028,026


$

107,682,183


$

93,151,183

Cost of Sales

30,280,834


23,803,346


82,031,708


70,247,457

Gross Profit

9,298,668


7,225,680


25,650,475


22,903,726

Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses

6,934,785


5,053,088


17,267,099


15,754,868

Operating Income

2,363,883


2,172,592


8,383,376


7,148,858

Non-operating Income (Expense)







Investment income


6


230


22

Other income

4,468


16,962


18,789


44,775

Interest expense

(724,414)


(874,227)


(2,437,103)


(2,761,845)

Total non-operating expense

(719,946)


(857,259)


(2,418,084)


(2,717,048)

Income – Before income taxes

1,643,937


1,314,333


5,965,292


4,431,810

Income Tax Expense

504,846


467,664


1,941,564


1,423,873

Net Income

$

1,139,091


$

846,669


$

4,023,728


$

3,007,937

Net Income per share







Basic

$

0.12


$

0.13


$

0.52


$

0.45

Diluted

$

0.12


$

0.13


$

0.51


$

0.44

 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets







(Unaudited)





October 4,
2015



January 4, 2015

Assets

Current Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

717,721


$

756,044

Accounts receivable – net

23,941,900


18,747,468

Inventory – net

14,963,675


10,488,051

Prepaid expenses and other current assets:




Prepaid expenses and other

2,005,023


1,613,327

Deferred tax asset

996,188


1,288,704

Total current assets

42,624,507


32,893,594

Property, Plant, and Equipment – Net

20,646,791


17,920,073

Goodwill

19,213,958


15,183,417

Intangible Assets

20,881,353


16,748,466

Other assets




Investments – at cost

1,054,120


1,054,120

Deposits and other assets

116,318


61,094

Debt issuance costs

216,559


289,942

Total assets

$

104,753,606


$

84,150,706

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity




Current Liabilities




Accounts payable

13,662,037


10,177,820

Current maturities of long-term debt

2,393,830


2,018,133

Income taxes payable

490,704


90,169

Accrued compensation

2,462,876


2,791,260

Other accrued liabilities

1,289,624


1,498,094

Total current liabilities

20,299,071


16,575,476

Long-term debt – net of current portion

14,508,613


29,000,612

Line of credit

15,668,213


8,952,865

Other long-term liabilities




Deferred tax liability

5,775,228


6,497,330

Other liabilities

88,032


86,511

Total liabilities

56,339,157


61,112,794

Redeemable Common Stock – 0 and 2,415,399 million shares issued and outstanding with a redemption value of $0 and $11,362,481 million at October 4, 2015 and January 4, 2015, respectively


6,445,977

Stockholders' Equity




Common stock, $0.001 par value – 15,000,000 million shares authorized and 9,576,360 and 4,324,599 million issued and outstanding at October 4, 2015 and January 4, 2015, respectively

9,577


4,325

Additional paid-in-capital

44,319,959


13,723,456

Retained earnings

4,084,913


2,864,154

Total stockholders' equity

48,414,449


16,591,935

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

104,753,606


$

84,150,706

 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.
Conolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)






Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended October 4, 2015


Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended September 28, 2014

Cash Flows from Operating Activities




Net income

$

4,023,728


$

3,007,937


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




Depreciation and amortization

2,762,624


2,600,654


Amortization of debt issuance costs

216,930


229,164


Loss on sale of assets

39,712


27,326


Loss on extinguishment of debt

386,552



Bad debt expense, net of recoveries

32,893


239,487


Loss on derivative instrument

1,520


66,768


Stock option expense

160,764


27,439


Excess tax benefits from stock based compensation

(71,473)



Deferred income taxes

(428,118)


(847,047)


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




Accounts receivable

(4,226,320)


(3,585,710)


Inventory

(3,359,815)


(1,078,806)


Prepaid expenses and other assets

(444,421)


494,416


Accounts payable

2,333,067


2,824,232


Accrued and other liabilities

440,365


844,528


Net cash provided by operating activities

1,868,008


4,850,388


Cash Flows from Investing Activities




Purchases of property and equipment

(2,988,278)


(1,616,652)


Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

51,347


11,414


Acquisition of Chardan Corporation


(2,316,911)


Working capital adjustment from acquisition of PTI


173,740


Acquisition of Great Lakes Foam Technologies, Inc.

(11,819,991)



Net cash used in investing activities

(14,756,922)


(3,748,409)


Cash Flows from Financing Activities




Net change in bank overdraft

273,152


136,018


Payments on debt and in-kind interest

(14,646,409)


(1,018,208)


(Payments on) proceeds from revolving credit facilities

6,715,347


(164,371)


Debt issuance costs


(13,400)


Expenses of in process equity offering


(360,737)


Post acquisition payments for Unique Fabricating

(755,018)


(168,633)


Proceeds from the issuance of common stock pursuant to initial public offering

25,673,750



Payment of initial public offering costs

(3,439,836)



Proceeds from exercise of stock options and warrants

397,070



Excess tax benefits from stock based compensation

71,473



Distribution of cash dividends

(1,438,938)



Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

12,850,591


(1,589,331)


Net Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents

(38,323)


(487,352)


Cash and Cash Equivalents – Beginning of period

756,044


891,826


Cash and Cash Equivalents – End of period

$

717,721


$

404,474


Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information – Cash paid for




Interest

$

2,260,430


$

1,461,479


Income taxes

$

1,247,143


$

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


$

848,223


Accounts payable on working capital for Great Lakes Foam Technologies, Inc. acquisition

$

127,401


$


 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA










Fourteen Weeks Ended October 4, 2015


Thirteen Weeks Ended September 28, 2014


Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended October 4, 2015


Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended September 28, 2014

GAAP Net income

$

1,139,091


$

846,669


$

4,023,728


$

3,007,937

Plus: Interest expense, net

724,414


874,227


2,437,103


2,761,845

Plus: Income tax expense

504,846


467,664


1,941,564


1,423,873

Plus: Depreciation and amortization

1,023,083


868,366


2,762,624


2,600,654

Plus: Non-cash stock award

148,455


6,401


160,764


27,439

Plus: Non-recurring integration expenses

32,187


19,043


32,187


90,574

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

90,043


13,634


90,043


383,970

Plus: Non-recurring IPO costs

230,000



230,000


Plus: Transaction fees

415,849



415,849


236,537

Adjusted EBITDA

$

4,307,968


$

3,096,004


$

12,093,862


$

10,532,829

 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share



Fourteen Weeks Ended October 4, 2015


Thirteen Weeks Ended September 28, 2014


Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended October 4, 2015


Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended September 28, 2014

GAAP Net income

$

1,139,091


$

846,669


$

4,023,728


$

3,007,937

Plus: Non-cash stock award

148,455


6,401


160,764


27,439

Plus: Non-recurring integration expenses

32,187


19,043


32,187


90,574

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

90,043


13,634


90,043


383,970

Plus: Non-recurring IPO costs

230,000



230,000


Plus: Transaction fees

415,849



415,849


236,537

Less: Tax Impact

(281,464)


(13,905)


(302,317)


(237,275)

Adjusted Net income

$

1,774,161


$

871,842


$

4,650,254


$

3,509,182









Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

9,662,118


6,767,043


7,959,948


6,767,043

Net income per share








Diluted - GAAP

$

0.12


$

0.13


$

0.51


$

0.44

Diluted - Adjusted

$

0.18


$

0.13


$

0.59


$

0.52

 

SOURCE Unique Fabricating, Inc.



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