Briggs & Stratton Corporation Reports Stronger Sales And Earnings For The Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2015

Aug 12, 2015, 18:06 ET from Briggs & Stratton Corporation

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) today announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended June 28, 2015.

Highlights:

  • Fourth quarter fiscal 2015 consolidated net sales were $539 million, an increase of $42 million or 8.5% compared to the prior year. Net sales increased $51.5 million or 10.4% before currency impacts
  • Fourth quarter fiscal 2015 consolidated adjusted net income was $23.0 million, a 58% improvement from the adjusted net income of $14.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014
  • Fourth quarter fiscal 2015 adjusted diluted earnings per share was $0.51, a 65% improvement from the adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.31 last year
  • Fiscal 2015 net sales increased by $36 million or 1.9% compared to last year. Net sales increased $65 million or 3.5% before currency impacts
  • Fiscal 2015 adjusted net income increased 66% to $64.8 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, from last year's adjusted net income of $39.0 million or $0.82 per diluted share

"Sales and earnings significantly improved this year as we saw continued improvement in our key markets, a more normal start to the spring lawn and garden season, and solid execution of our strategy by our team," commented Todd J. Teske, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Briggs & Stratton Corporation.  Teske continued, "The strong earnings improvement is due to executing our plan this year in a number of areas. We held or grew our engine market share. We expanded margins in both the engines and products businesses due to launching several new products, growing our portfolio of higher margin commercial products by completing two acquisitions in the job site and commercial turf categories, and executing on our cost reduction initiatives in the products business. These sales and profitability improvements were achieved despite significant foreign currency headwinds caused by a stronger U.S. dollar."

"Our balance sheet remains strong with additional improvements in working capital that we anticipated at the beginning of the year," added David J. Rodgers, Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.  "Our balance sheet, and a 17% increase in cash flows from operations enabled us to repurchase $47 million of our common shares during the year and announce an 8% increase in the dividend reflecting our continued confidence in the outlook for our business."

Consolidated Results:

Consolidated net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 were $539 million, an increase of $42 million or 8.5% from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Engine sales increased during the quarter primarily due to higher shipments to OEM customers in our key markets on improved market conditions and share gains.  Net sales also benefited from the results of the Allmand and Billy Goat acquisitions, which closed in August 2014 and May 2015, respectively, and higher sales of commercial lawn and garden equipment.  The increase in net sales was partially offset by the strengthening of the US dollar, predominantly against the Australian dollar, Brazilian real and Euro, which led to an unfavorable foreign currency impact on sales of $9.4 million. The fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 adjusted consolidated net income of $23.0 million or $0.51 per diluted share improved by $8.4 million or $0.20 per diluted share compared to the adjusted consolidated net income of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Consolidated net sales for fiscal 2015 were $1.89 billion. Consolidated net sales increased $65 million or 3.5% before the impact of unfavorable currency rates. Consolidated net sales increased $36 million or 1.9% from fiscal 2014, which includes $29 million related to unfavorable currency rates. The increase in net sales is due to the results from the Allmand and Billy Goat acquisitions, a 3% increase in global engine unit shipments and higher sales of commercial lawn and garden equipment and pressure washers in North America. Partially offsetting the increase were reduced sales of generators, unfavorable engine sales mix and the planned actions to narrow the assortment of lower-priced Snapper consumer lawn and garden equipment.  Fiscal 2015 adjusted consolidated net income of $64.8 million or $1.42 per diluted share improved by $25.8 million or $0.60 per diluted share due to improved margins in the engines and products businesses due to cost reductions including restructuring plan savings, new product introductions with higher margins, and the impact of completing two acquisitions, partially offset by an unfavorable foreign currency impact of approximately $7.6 million.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Segment Reporting

This release refers to non-GAAP financial measures including "adjusted gross profit", "adjusted segment income (loss)", and "adjusted net income (loss)".  Refer to the accompanying financial schedules for supplemental financial data and corresponding reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to certain GAAP financial measures.

Beginning in fiscal 2015, the Company is using "segment income (loss)" as the primary measure to evaluate operating performance and allocate capital resources for the Engines and Products segments. Previously, the Company used income from operations. Segment income (loss) is defined as income (loss) from operations plus equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates. The Company has recast prior year amounts for comparability, and has included a reconciliation from consolidated segment income (loss) to income (loss) from operations in the accompanying Adjusted Segment Information table.

Engines Segment:

 Three Months Ended Fiscal June 

 Twelve Months Ended Fiscal June 

(In Thousands)

2015

2014

2015

2014

     Net Sales

$ 351,847

$ 317,769

$ 1,208,914

$ 1,219,627

     Gross Profit as Reported

$   78,198

$   70,018

$    267,778

$    257,441

Restructuring Charges

-

477

-

3,099

     Adjusted Gross Profit

$   78,198

$   70,495

$    267,778

$    260,540

     Gross Profit % as Reported

22.2%

22.0%

22.2%

21.1%

     Adjusted Gross Profit %

22.2%

22.2%

22.2%

21.4%

     Segment Income as Reported

$   33,914

$   23,495

$       93,880

$       78,300

Restructuring Charges

-

477

-

3,524

     Adjusted Segment Income

$   33,914

$   23,972

$       93,880

$       81,824

     Segment Income % as Reported

9.6%

7.4%

7.8%

6.4%

     Adjusted Segment Income %

9.6%

7.5%

7.8%

6.7%

Net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 increased by $34 million or 10.7% from the prior year. Total engine volumes shipped in the quarter increased by 25.1% or approximately 500,000 engines, largely due to higher shipments of small engines used on walk mowers to OEM customers in our key markets on improved market conditions this lawn and garden season. Partially offsetting the sales volume increase was the impact of an unfavorable sales mix as shipments of large engines for riding equipment decreased in the current year due to elevated  channel inventories coming into the season that have been worked down during the year. In addition, unfavorable foreign currency negatively impacted net sales by approximately $6.6 million, largely due to the weakening of the Euro.

Adjusted segment income in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 increased by $9.9 million from the prior year. The adjusted gross profit percentage was 22.2% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, consistent with the prior year.  The previously announced retirement plan changes improved adjusted gross profit margins by approximately 90 basis points.  Mostly offsetting this improvement was the impact of unfavorable foreign currency rates, primarily related to the Euro, which reduced adjusted gross profit margins by approximately 80 basis points.  The benefit of lower material costs was largely offset by unfavorable absorption of fixed manufacturing costs due to reduced production of large engines.

Engineering, selling, general and administrative expenses for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 decreased $2.4 million largely due to the retirement plan changes. Higher compensation expense in fiscal 2015 was offset by the benefit of the movement in foreign currency rates.

Fiscal 2015 net sales decreased by $11 million reflecting an unfavorable foreign currency impact of approximately $15.3 million, an approximate 3% increase in unit shipments of global engines and an unfavorable mix of engines sold. Fiscal 2015 sales skewed proportionately towards small engines due to elevated levels of large engines in the channel entering this lawn and garden season.  Adjusted segment income increased by $12.1 million in fiscal 2015 due to increased engine shipments and retirement plan savings of $17.3 million.  An unfavorable foreign currency impact of approximately $4.6 million and higher compensation expense partially offset the improvement in adjusted segment income.   

Products Segment:

Three Months Ended Fiscal June

Twelve Months Ended Fiscal June

(In Thousands)

2015

2014

2015

2014

Net Sales

$ 212,251

$ 206,588

$ 788,564

$ 736,312

Gross Profit as Reported

$ 24,763

$ 25,533

$ 89,268

$ 87,682

Restructuring Charges

3,508

660

24,288

2,742

Acquisition Related Charges

250

-

1,422

-

Adjusted Gross Profit

$ 28,521

$ 26,193

$ 114,978

$ 90,424

Gross Profit % as Reported

11.7%

12.4%

11.3%

11.9%

Adjusted Gross Profit %

13.4%

12.7%

14.6%

12.3%

Segment Loss as Reported

$ (2,323)

$ (10,655)

$ (22,447)

$ (27,438)

Restructuring Charges

4,027

933

27,288

3,015

Goodwill and Tradename Impairment

-

8,460

-

8,460

Acquisition Related Charges

474

-

2,115

-

Adjusted Segment Income (Loss)

$ 2,178

$ (1,262)

$ 6,956

$ (15,963)

Segment Loss % as Reported

-1.1%

-5.2%

-2.8%

-3.7%

Adjusted Segment Income (Loss) %

1.0%

-0.6%

0.9%

-2.2%

 

Net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 increased by $6 million or 2.7% from the prior year. This increase was due to the results from the Allmand and Billy Goat acquisitions, higher commercial lawn and garden equipment sales, and higher pressure washer sales. In addition, the Company's focus on selling higher margin lawn and garden equipment resulted in a favorable mix of products sold. Partially offsetting the increase was an unfavorable foreign currency impact of approximately $2.8 million, primarily related to the weakening of the Australian dollar and Brazilian real. Net sales also decreased due to the planned actions to narrow the assortment of lower priced Snapper consumer lawn and garden equipment and lower generator sales due to fewer major power outages.

Adjusted segment income in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 improved by $3.4 million from the prior year adjusted segment loss. The adjusted gross profit percentage of 13.4% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was an increase of 70 basis points year over year. Adjusted gross margins improved by 130 basis points due to increased manufacturing efficiencies, including $2.6 million of incremental savings realized from restructuring actions. Increased pricing and favorable sales mix improved adjusted gross margins by approximately 90 basis points. Partially offsetting the higher gross profit margins was a 7.4% reduction in manufacturing throughput during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, which led to a decrease in the adjusted gross profit percentage of approximately 130 basis points.  Production had been accelerated into earlier quarters in fiscal 2015 to facilitate the closure of the McDonough, Georgia plant.  In addition, the strengthening of the US dollar resulted in a decrease to the adjusted gross profit percentage of approximately 20 basis points. 

Adjusted engineering, selling, general and administrative expenses in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 decreased $0.7 million from the prior year largely due to $2.2 million in savings related to the restructuring actions and $0.8 related to foreign currency, partially offset by higher expenses due to the Allmand and Billy Goat acquisitions and increased compensation expense.

Fiscal 2015 net sales increased by $52 million, or 7.1%, including a $13.6 million unfavorable foreign currency impact.  The increase is due to the results of the Allmand and Billy Goat acquisitions, higher commercial lawn and garden equipment sales, higher sales in Australia on an improved lawn and garden season and higher pressure washer sales. Partially offsetting the increase are reduced sales of generators due to fewer major power outages, and the planned actions to narrow the assortment of lower-priced Snapper consumer lawn and garden equipment.  Adjusted segment income improved by $22.9 million in fiscal 2015. The improvement is due to restructuring savings of $10.0 million, the results of the acquisitions, a 13.0% increase in manufacturing throughput and favorable sales mix due to our focus on selling higher margin equipment.  The improvement was partially offset by an unfavorable foreign currency impact of approximately $5.6 million and higher compensation expense. 

Allmand Bros., Inc. and Billy Goat Industries, Inc. Acquisitions:

On August 29, 2014, the Company completed the acquisition of Allmand Bros., Inc. for approximately $59.9 million in cash, net of cash acquired.  Allmand is a leading designer and manufacturer of high quality towable light towers, industrial heaters, and solar LED arrow boards. Allmand is included within the Products segment.   

On May 20, 2015, the Company acquired all of the outstanding shares of Billy Goat Industries, Inc. for approximately $28.3 million, net of cash acquired, subject to customary post-closing working capital adjustments. Billy Goat is a leading manufacturer of specialty turf equipment, which includes aerators, sod cutters, overseeders, power rakes, brush cutters, walk behind blowers, lawn vacuums, and debris loaders. Billy Goat is included within the Products segment.

Corporate Items:

The effective tax rates for the fourth quarter and year ended fiscal 2015 were 32.6% and 19.8%, respectively, compared to 14.8% and 23.7% for the same respective periods last year. The tax rate for the year ended fiscal 2015 was lower than statutory rates due to a net tax benefit of $5 million related to recognizing incremental federal research & development tax credits related to prior years.  In addition, the year ended fiscal 2015 tax rate was impacted by the reversal of previously recorded reserves as a result of the favorable resolution of an IRS audit.  The tax rate for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 was lower than the statutory rate due to the impact of foreign operations subject to lower statutory tax rates compared with the U.S. The year ended fiscal 2014 tax rate included a taxpayer election filed pursuant to the outcome of a U.S. court case that provided the Company precedent to record a tax benefit of $2.9 million for the permanent exclusion of qualified export activity from prior years' taxable income.

Financial Position:

Net debt at June 28, 2015 was $106.6 million (total debt of $225.0 million less $118.4 million of cash), or $76.3 million higher than the $30.3 million (total debt of $225.0 million less $194.7 million of cash) at June 29, 2014. Cash flows provided by operating activities for fiscal 2015 were $148.1 million compared to $127.1 million in fiscal 2014. The increase in operating cash flows was primarily related to higher net income and improvements in working capital excluding the impact of acquisitions. In addition, the Company paid cash of $88.1 million for the Allmand and Billy Goat acquisitions in fiscal 2015 compared to no acquisitions in fiscal 2014.

Restructuring:

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, the Company made progress on implementing the previously announced restructuring actions to narrow its assortment of lower-priced Snapper consumer lawn and garden equipment and consolidate its Products segment manufacturing facilities in order to reduce costs. The Company ceased production at the McDonough, Georgia plant during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 and has begun producing pressure washers and snow throwers at its Milwaukee, Wisconsin plant.  Production of riding mowers at the Wisconsin plant will begin in the first half of fiscal 2016.  Pre-tax restructuring costs for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended June 28, 2015 were $4.0 million and $27.3 million, respectively, and pre-tax savings were $4.8 million and $10.0 million, respectively. Incremental pre-tax restructuring costs in fiscal 2016 are expected to be $4 million to $8 million. Incremental cost savings as a result of these actions are anticipated to be approximately $5 million to $7 million in fiscal 2016.

Share Repurchase Program:

On January 22, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Company authorized up to $50 million in funds for use in the Company's common share repurchase program. On August 13, 2014, the Board of Directors authorized up to an additional $50 million in funds for use in the common share repurchase program. The common share repurchase program authorizes the purchase of shares of the Company's common stock on the open market or in private transactions from time to time, depending on market conditions and certain governing loan covenants. During fiscal 2015, the Company repurchased approximately 2.4 million shares on the open market at an average price of $19.42 per share. As of June 28, 2015, the Company has remaining authorization to repurchase up to approximately $40 million of common stock with an expiration date of June 30, 2016.

Outlook:

For fiscal 2016, we anticipate net sales to be in a range of $1.90 to $1.96 billion. This sales range contemplates modest organic growth with our expectations of the U.S. and European markets to improve by 1% to 3% for the next season.  Acquisitions completed in fiscal 2015 are expected to add 2% to net sales and reflects lower capital spending levels by oil and gas companies based on lower oil pricing compared with last year.  Offsetting organic and acquisition growth are sales headwinds of approximately 2% related to our reduction of the lower margin Snapper SKUs that were sold down this season and unfavorable net foreign currency impacts related to a strong U.S. dollar relative to many of the currencies we sell in.

We estimate fiscal 2016 net income to be in a range of $54 to $61 million or $1.20 to $1.36. The earnings for fiscal 2016 reflect a return to a more normalized tax rate in the range of 32% to 34% which represents a reduced benefit of approximately $0.14 per diluted share from fiscal 2015. In addition, unfavorable foreign currency impacts in fiscal 2016 are estimated at approximately $10 million pre-tax, or $0.15 per diluted share, net of the pricing and cost reduction actions we are taking in order offset the impact of currencies.  Also in fiscal 2016, we are required to adopt new mortality tables to value our pension liability that will increase pension expense by approximately $0.06 per diluted share.  Offsetting these headwinds is organic and acquisition sales growth and the remaining benefit of the Products restructuring actions.  After factoring out the tax benefit that will not re-occur, the foreign currency headwinds, and the required pension changes, the mid-point of our earnings range for fiscal 2016 contemplates approximately 20% growth in earnings compared with fiscal 2015.

Conference Call Information:

The Company will host a conference call tomorrow at 10:00 AM (ET) to review this information. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on our corporate website: http://www.basco.com/investor relations.

Also available is a dial-in number to access the call real-time at (866) 804-3545. A replay will be offered beginning approximately two hours after the call ends and will be available for one week. Dial (888) 266-2081 to access the replay. The pass code will be 1649163.

Safe Harbor Statement:

This release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The words "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "forecast", "intend", "plan", "project", and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current views and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties that include, among other things, the ability to successfully forecast demand for our products; changes in interest rates and foreign exchange rates; the effects of weather on the purchasing patterns of consumers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs); actions of engine manufacturers and OEMs with whom we compete; changes in laws and regulations; changes in customer and OEM demand; changes in prices of raw materials and parts that we purchase; changes in domestic and foreign economic conditions; the ability to bring new productive capacity on line efficiently and with good quality; outcomes of legal proceedings and claims; the ability to realize anticipated savings from restructuring actions; and other factors disclosed from time to time in our SEC filings or otherwise, including the factors discussed in Item 1A, Risk Factors, of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its periodic reports on Form 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements made in this release to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America's number one marketer of portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.

 

BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Fiscal Periods Ended June (In Thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended Fiscal June 

 Twelve Months Ended Fiscal June 

2015

2014

2015

2014

NET SALES

$538,819

$496,761

$1,894,750

$1,859,060

COST OF GOODS SOLD

430,480

400,288

1,511,363

1,506,436

RESTRUCTURING CHARGES

3,508

1,137

24,288

5,841

Gross Profit 

104,831

95,336

359,099

346,783

ENGINEERING, SELLING, GENERAL

AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

73,149

75,965

289,916

291,367

RESTRUCTURING CHARGES

519

273

3,000

698

GOODWILL IMPAIRMENT

-

2,960

-

2,960

TRADENAME IMPAIRMENT

-

5,500

-

5,500

Income from Operations

31,163

10,638

66,183

46,258

INTEREST EXPENSE

(4,891)

(4,644)

(19,532)

(18,466)

OTHER INCOME

3,558

3,205

10,307

9,342

Income before Income Taxes

29,830

9,199

56,958

37,134

PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES

9,729

1,358

11,271

8,787

Net Income

$   20,101

$     7,841

$      45,687

$      28,347

EARNINGS PER SHARE

Basic  

$       0.45

$       0.17

$           1.00

$           0.59

Diluted

$       0.45

$       0.17

$           1.00

$           0.59

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING

Basic  

43,754

45,814

44,392

46,366

Diluted

43,847

45,909

44,442

46,436

 

BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of the End of Fiscal June

(In Thousands) (Unaudited)

CURRENT ASSETS:

2015

2014

Cash and Cash Equivalents

$    118,390

$    194,668

Accounts Receivable, Net

215,841

220,590

Inventories

378,688

376,103

Deferred Income Tax Asset

45,871

48,958

Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets

36,453

30,016

Total Current Assets

795,243

870,335

OTHER ASSETS:

Goodwill

165,522

144,522

Investments

30,779

27,137

Debt Issuance Costs, Net

3,714

4,671

Other Intangible Assets, Net

111,280

80,317

Deferred Income Tax Asset

22,452

15,178

Other Long-Term Assets, Net

15,134

10,539

Total Other Assets

348,881

282,364

PLANT AND EQUIPMENT:

At Cost

1,035,326

1,035,848

Less - Accumulated Depreciation

720,488

738,841

Plant and Equipment, Net

314,838

297,007

$ 1,458,962

$ 1,449,706

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Accounts Payable

$    182,676

$    169,271

Accrued Liabilities

152,440

133,916

Total Current Liabilities

335,116

303,187

OTHER LIABILITIES:

Accrued Pension Cost

208,623

126,529

Accrued Employee Benefits

23,298

24,491

Accrued Postretirement Health Care Obligation

47,545

59,290

Deferred Income Tax Liability

223

-

Other Long-Term Liabilities

44,907

38,775

Long-Term Debt

225,000

225,000

Total Other Liabilities

549,596

474,085

SHAREHOLDERS' INVESTMENT:

Common Stock

579

579

Additional Paid-In Capital

77,272

78,466

Retained Earnings

1,071,493

1,048,466

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

(279,110)

(195,257)

Treasury Stock, at Cost

(295,984)

(259,820)

Total Shareholders' Investment

574,250

672,434

$ 1,458,962

$ 1,449,706

 

BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In Thousands)

(Unaudited)

Twelve Months Ended Fiscal June

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

2015

2014

Net Income

$       45,687

$     28,347

Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Used in Operating Activities:

Depreciation and Amortization

52,260

50,343

Stock Compensation Expense

6,227

7,174

Goodwill and Tradename Impairment

-

8,460

Loss on Disposition of Plant and Equipment

265

465

Provision (Credit) for Deferred Income Taxes

7,648

(5,396)

Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Affiliates 

(7,303)

(6,264)

Dividends Received from Unconsolidated Affiliates 

4,628

4,069

Non-Cash Restructuring Charges

11,257

4,231

Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities:

Accounts Receivable

21,461

(29,211)

Inventories

12,079

30,775

Other Current Assets

5,444

(9,304)

Accounts Payable, Accrued Liabilities and Income Taxes

(2,508)

47,867

Other, Net

(9,049)

(4,477)

   Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

148,096

127,079

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Additions to Plant and Equipment

(71,710)

(60,371)

Cash Paid for Acquisitions, Net of Cash Acquired

(88,144)

-

Proceeds Received on Disposition of Plant and Equipment

2,117

628

Other, Net

(250)

-

   Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

(157,987)

(59,743)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Net Borrowings on Revolver

-

-

Repayments on Short-Term Debt

-

(300)

Debt Issuance Costs

-

(949)

Cash Dividends Paid

(22,559)

(22,697)

Stock Option Exercise Proceeds and Tax Benefits

5,126

5,402

Treasury Stock Purchases

(47,045)

(43,047)

   Net Cash Used in Financing Activities

(64,478)

(61,591)

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES

(1,909)

478

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

(76,278)

6,223

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, Beginning

194,668

188,445

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, Ending

$     118,390

$   194,668

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Briggs & Stratton prepares its financial statements using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). When a company discloses material information containing non-GAAP financial measures, SEC regulations require that the disclosure include a presentation of the most directly comparable GAAP measure and a reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures. Management's inclusion of non-GAAP financial measures in this release is intended to supplement, not replace, the presentation of the financial results in accordance with GAAP. Briggs & Stratton Corporation management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered together with the GAAP financial measures, provide information that is useful to investors in understanding period-over-period operating results separate and apart from items that may, or could, have a disproportionately positive or negative impact on results in any particular period. Management also believes that these non-GAAP financial measures enhance the ability of investors to analyze our business trends and to understand our performance. In addition, we may utilize non-GAAP financial measures as a guide in our forecasting, budgeting and long-term planning process. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP. The following table is a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures:

 

BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Adjusted Segment Information for the Fiscal Periods Ended June

(In Thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended Fiscal June 

  2015  Reported

Adjustments1

  2015  Adjusted

  2014  Reported

Adjustments1

  2014 Adjusted

NET SALES:

Engines

$      351,847

$                    -

$      351,847

$      317,769

$                    -

$      317,769

Products

212,251

-

212,251

206,588

-

206,588

Inter-Segment Eliminations

(25,279)

-

(25,279)

(27,596)

-

(27,596)

Total 

$      538,819

$                    -

$      538,819

$      496,761

$                    -

$      496,761

GROSS PROFIT:

Engines

$         78,198

$                    -

$         78,198

$         70,018

$              477

$         70,495

Products

24,763

3,758

28,521

25,533

660

26,193

Inter-Segment Eliminations

1,870

-

1,870

(215)

-

(215)

Total

$      104,831

$           3,758

$      108,589

$         95,336

$           1,137

$         96,473

ENGINEERING, SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

Engines

$         45,953

$                    -

$         45,953

$         48,333

$                    -

$         48,333

Products

27,196

224

26,972

27,632

-

27,632

Total

$         73,149

$              224

$         72,925

$         75,965

$                    -

$         75,965

RESTRUCTURING CHARGES AND GOODWILL AND TRADENAME IMPAIRMENT

Engines

$                    -

$                    -

$                    -

$                    -

$                    -

$                    -

Products

519

519

-

8,733

8,733

-

Total

$              519

$              519

$                    -

$           8,733

$           8,733

$                    -

EQUITY IN EARNINGS OF UNCONSOLIDATED AFFILIATES

Engines

$           1,669

$                    -

$           1,669

$           1,810

$                    -

$           1,810

Products

629

-

629

177

-

177

Total

$           2,298

$                    -

$           2,298

$           1,987

$                    -

$           1,987

SEGMENT INCOME (LOSS) (2)

Engines

$         33,914

$                    -

$         33,914

$         23,495

$              477

$         23,972

Products

$         (2,323)

4,501

2,178

(10,655)

9,393

(1,262)

Inter-Segment Eliminations

1,870

-

1,870

(215)

-

(215)

Total

$         33,461

$           4,501

$         37,962

$         12,625

$           9,870

$         22,495

Reconciliation from Segment Income (Loss) to Income before Income Taxes:

Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Affiliates

2,298

-

2,298

1,987

-

1,987

Income from Operations

$         31,163

$           4,501

$         35,664

$         10,638

$           9,870

$         20,508

INTEREST EXPENSE

(4,891)

-

(4,891)

(4,644)

-

(4,644)

OTHER INCOME

3,558

-

3,558

3,205

-

3,205

Income before Income Taxes

29,830

4,501

34,331

9,199

9,870

19,069

PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES

9,729

1,564

11,293

1,358

3,122

4,480

Net Income

$         20,101

$           2,937

$         23,038

$           7,841

$           6,748

$         14,589

EARNINGS PER SHARE

Basic  

$             0.45

$             0.06

$             0.51

$             0.17

$             0.14

$             0.31

Diluted

0.45

0.06

0.51

0.17

0.14

0.31

1

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, includes restructuring charges of $4,027 net of $1,398 of taxes and acquisition-related charges of $474 net of $166 of taxes. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, includes restructuring charges of $1,410 net of $191 of taxes and goodwill and tradename impairment of $8,460 net of $2,931 of taxes.  

2

The Company defines segment income (loss) as income (loss) from operations plus equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates.

 

BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Adjusted Segment Information for the Fiscal Periods Ended June

(In Thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Twelve Months Ended Fiscal June

  2015 Reported

Adjustments1

  2015 Adjusted

  2014 Reported

Adjustments1

  2014 Adjusted

NET SALES:

Engines

$   1,208,914

$                    -

$   1,208,914

$   1,219,627

$                    -

$   1,219,627

Products

788,564

-

788,564

736,312

-

736,312

Inter-Segment Eliminations

(102,728)

-

(102,728)

(96,879)

-

(96,879)

Total 

$   1,894,750

$                    -

$   1,894,750

$   1,859,060

$                    -

$   1,859,060

GROSS PROFIT:

Engines

$      267,778

$                    -

$      267,778

$      257,441

$           3,099

$      260,540

Products

89,268

25,710

114,978

87,682

2,742

90,424

Inter-Segment Eliminations

2,053

-

2,053

1,660

-

1,660

Total

$      359,099

$         25,710

$      384,809

$      346,783

$           5,841

$      352,624

ENGINEERING, SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

Engines

$      179,566

$                    -

$      179,566

$      184,803

$                    -

$      184,803

Products

110,350

693

109,657

106,564

-

106,564

Total

$      289,916

$              693

$      289,223

$      291,367

$                    -

$      291,367

RESTRUCTURING CHARGES AND GOODWILL AND TRADENAME IMPAIRMENT

Engines

$                    -

$                    -

$                    -

$              425

$              425

$                    -

Products

3,000

3,000

-

8,733

8,733

-

Total

$           3,000

$           3,000

$                    -

$           9,158

$           9,158

$                    -

EQUITY IN EARNINGS OF UNCONSOLIDATED AFFILIATES

Engines

$           5,668

$                    -

$           5,668

$           6,087

$                    -

$           6,087

Products

1,635

-

1,635

177

-

177

Total

$           7,303

$                    -

$           7,303

$           6,264

$                    -

$           6,264

SEGMENT INCOME (LOSS) (2)

Engines

$         93,880

$                    -

$         93,880

$         78,300

$           3,524

$         81,824

Products

$       (22,447)

29,403

6,956

$       (27,438)

11,475

(15,963)

Inter-Segment Eliminations

2,053

-

2,053

1,660

-

1,660

Total

$         73,486

$         29,403

$      102,889

$         52,522

$         14,999

$         67,521

Reconciliation from Segment Income (Loss) to Income before Income Taxes:

Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Affiliates

7,303

-

7,303

6,264

-

6,264

Income from Operations

$         66,183

$         29,403

$         95,586

$         46,258

$         14,999

$         61,257

INTEREST EXPENSE

(19,532)

-

(19,532)

(18,466)

-

(18,466)

OTHER INCOME

10,307

-

10,307

9,342

-

9,342

Income before Income Taxes

56,958

29,403

86,361

37,134

14,999

52,133

PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES

11,271

10,280

21,551

8,787

4,307

13,094

Net Income 

$         45,687

$         19,123

$         64,810

$         28,347

$         10,692

$         39,039

EARNINGS PER SHARE

Basic  

$             1.00

$             0.42

$             1.42

$             0.59

$             0.23

$             0.82

Diluted

1.00

0.42

1.42

0.59

0.23

0.82

1

For the twelve months of fiscal 2015, includes restructuring charges of $27,288 net of $9,539 of taxes and acquisition-related charges of $2,115 net of $741 of taxes. For the twelve months of fiscal 2014, includes restructuring charges of $6,539 net of $1,376 of taxes and goodwill and tradename impairment of $8,460 net of $2,931 of taxes.

2

The Company defines segment income (loss) as income (loss) from operations plus equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates.

 

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SOURCE Briggs & Stratton Corporation



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