CPI International Announces Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Aug 11, 2015, 16:30 ET from CPI International Holding Corp. from ,CPI International, Inc.

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CPI International Holding Corp., the parent company of CPI International, Inc. (CPI), today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2015 third quarter ended July 3, 2015.

"CPI's business remains healthy in a somewhat challenging environment.  Despite the expected decrease in sales and profit levels from last year's exceptionally strong results, we continue to see decent fundamental demand for CPI's products, as evidenced by our favorable year-to-date book-to-bill ratio of 1.02.  Additionally, we continue to generate positive cash flow from operating activities and have increased our cash balance this fiscal year," said Joe Caldarelli, chief executive officer.

Orders and Sales

In the first nine months of fiscal 2015, CPI booked total orders of $336 million, a one percent increase from the $334 million booked in the same period of fiscal 2014.  Orders increased in the communications market, were unchanged in the medical market and decreased slightly in the defense market.

In the third quarter of fiscal 2015, CPI generated sales totaling $110 million, an eight percent decrease from the $119 million generated in the same quarter of fiscal 2014.  Sales were essentially unchanged in the defense market and decreased in the medical and communications markets.

Adjusted EBITDA and Net Income

CPI's adjusted EBITDA totaled $18.1 million, or 16.5 percent of sales, in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, as compared to $22.9 million, or 19.2 percent of sales, in the same quarter of the previous year.  The decrease in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to lower sales and a less profitable mix of products.

CPI's net income in the third quarter totaled $1.2 million, as compared to $3.5 million in the same quarter of the prior year.  The decrease in net income primarily resulted from lower sales and a less profitable mix of products, as well as a $4.0 million increase in income tax expense.  Partially offsetting the decrease in income, CPI recorded no expenses related to debt restructuring in the most recent quarter; in comparison, in the third quarter of the prior year, CPI recorded $7.2 million in expenses in connection with the debt restructuring completed in April 2014.

Defense Market

In the first nine months of fiscal 2015, CPI's orders in the defense market decreased two percent to $135 million.  Lower orders to support certain shipboard radar programs, including the Aegis radar systems, and a foreign airborne electronic countermeasures program contributed to the decrease, which was partially offset by an increase in orders for radomes to support an electronic warfare program and for products to support foreign naval radar systems.  Demand for products to support the Aegis radar systems remains significantly stronger than long-term historical averages, but the timing of the placement of orders for these systems has resulted in unfavorable comparisons between the first nine months of fiscal 2015 and the same period of fiscal 2014.

In the third quarter of fiscal 2015, CPI's sales in the defense market were essentially unchanged at $45.6 million.  Sales to support certain radar applications, including several cloud-profiling radar programs, increased, offsetting a decrease in sales to support a radar program that has fluctuating annual demand levels and an airborne electronic warfare program that has been completed.

Communications Market

Orders in the communications market increased 18 percent to $124 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2015.  Orders to support military communications applications increased, including orders for advanced tactical common data link (TCDL) antenna products and satellite communications amplifier products.

Sales in the communications market decreased eight percent to $40.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2015.  This decrease was primarily the result of a decrease in sales to support military communications applications, particularly an expected decrease in sales of advanced TCDL antenna products and sales of radomes for naval communications applications.

Medical Market

In the medical market, orders were effectively unchanged at $56.7 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2015.  A decrease in orders to support x-ray imaging, including x-ray imaging products used in radiation therapy applications, was offset by an increase in orders to support MRI applications.

Sales in the medical market decreased 14 percent to $15.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2015.  A decrease in sales for x-ray imaging, including x-ray imaging products used in radiation therapy applications, was partially offset by an increase in sales for MRI applications.

Cash Flow

As of July 3, 2015, CPI's cash and cash equivalents totaled $61.3 million, an increase from the $40.5 million in cash and cash equivalents recorded as of July 4, 2014.  For the 12-month period ending on July 3, 2015, cash flow from operating activities totaled $31.7 million, free cash flow totaled $23.9 million and adjusted free cash flow totaled $26.2 million.

Financial Community Conference Call

In conjunction with this announcement, CPI will hold a conference call on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) that will be broadcast simultaneously on the company's Web site.  To participate in this conference call, please dial (800) 649-5127, or (253) 237-1144 for international callers, enter conference ID 85154808 and ask for the CPI International Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results Conference Call.  To access the Web cast, please visit http://investor.cpii.com and click "Events."

About CPI International Holding Corp.

CPI International Holding Corp., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is the parent company of CPI International, Inc., which is the parent company of Communications & Power Industries LLC and Communications & Power Industries Canada Inc.  Together, Communications & Power Industries LLC and Communications & Power Industries Canada Inc. develop, manufacture and globally distribute components and subsystems used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for a wide variety of systems including radar, electronic warfare and communications (satellite and point-to-point) systems for military and commercial applications, specialty products for medical diagnostic imaging and the treatment of cancer, as well as microwave and RF energy generating products for various industrial and scientific pursuits.

Non-GAAP Supplemental Information

EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow presented here are non-generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) financial measures.  EBITDA represents earnings before net interest expense, provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization.  Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA further adjusted to exclude certain non-recurring, non-cash, unusual or other items.  EBITDA margin represents EBITDA divided by sales.  Adjusted EBITDA margin represents adjusted EBITDA divided by sales.  Free cash flow represents net cash provided by operating activities minus capital expenditures and patent application fees.  Adjusted free cash flow represents free cash flow further adjusted to exclude certain non-recurring, unusual or other items.

CPI believes that GAAP-based financial information for leveraged businesses, such as the company's business, should be supplemented by EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow so that investors better understand the company's operating performance in connection with their analysis of the company's business.  In addition, CPI's management team uses EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the company's operating performance, to monitor compliance with its senior credit facility, to make day-to-day operating decisions and as a component in the calculation of management bonuses.  Other companies may define EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow differently and, as a result, the company's measures may not be directly comparable to EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow of other companies.  Because EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow do not include certain material costs, such as interest and taxes in the case of EBITDA-based measures, necessary to operate the company's business, when analyzing the company's business, these non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, net income (loss), net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, net income margin or other statements of income or statements of cash flows data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Certain statements included above constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Forward-looking statements provide our current expectations, beliefs or forecasts of future events.  Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the results projected, expected or implied by these forward-looking statements.  These factors include, but are not limited to, competition in our end markets; our significant amount of debt; changes or reductions in the U.S. defense budget; currency fluctuations; goodwill impairment considerations; customer cancellations of sales contracts; U.S. Government contracts; export restrictions and other laws and regulations; international laws; changes in technology; the impact of unexpected costs; the impact of a general slowdown in the global economy; the impact of environmental or zoning laws and regulations; and inability to obtain raw materials and components.  These and other risks are described in more detail in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  As a result of these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.  All future written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section.  New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect us.  We undertake no duty or obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in our expectations.

 

CPI International Holding Corp.

and Subsidiaries


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In thousands - unaudited)
























Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended




July 3,


July 4,


July 3,


July 4,




2015


2014


2015


2014

 Sales 


$ 109,645


$ 119,413


$ 328,283


$ 364,451

 Cost of sales, including $0, $0, $0 and $1,539 of utilization of net increase in cost basis of inventory due to purchase accounting, respectively 


 

79,831


 

83,502


 

236,978


 

258,875

 Gross profit 


29,814


35,911


91,305


105,576

 Operating costs and expenses: 










 Research and development 


3,813


4,069


11,370


11,686


 Selling and marketing 


5,518


5,911


17,018


17,655


 General and administrative 


7,572


7,754


23,234


22,927


 Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 


2,546


2,420


7,637


7,898

 Total operating costs and expenses 


19,449


20,154


59,259


60,166

 Operating income 


10,365


15,757


32,046


45,410

 Interest expense, net 


9,119


9,018


27,312


23,140

 Loss on debt restructuring 


-


7,235


-


7,235

 Income (loss) before income taxes 


1,246


(496)


4,734


15,035

 Income tax expense (benefit) 


27


(3,966)


1,402


2,524

 Net income 


1,219


3,470


3,332


12,511











 Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax 









      Unrealized income (loss) on cash flow hedges, net of tax


876


1,046


(688)


(42)

 Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax 


876


1,046


(688)


(42)

 Comprehensive income 


$     2,095


$     4,516


$     2,644


$   12,469

 

CPI International Holding Corp.

and Subsidiaries


CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(All dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data – unaudited)
















July 3,


October 3,




2015


2014

Assets




Current Assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$   61,284


$    50,617


Restricted cash

1,663


1,798


Accounts receivable, net

44,972


43,920


Inventories

98,883


97,156


Deferred tax assets

8,390


8,070


Prepaid and other current assets

7,919


7,960



Total current assets

223,111


209,521

Property, plant, and equipment, net

71,981


76,659

Deferred debt issue costs, net

10,636


12,557

Intangible assets, net

240,467


248,838

Goodwill 

198,881


197,681

Other long-term assets

537


1,072



Total assets

$ 745,613


$  746,328







Liabilities and stockholders' equity




Current Liabilities:





Current portion of long-term debt

$     3,100


$      3,100


Accounts payable

23,857


25,565


Accrued expenses

41,649


31,328


Product warranty

4,869


4,863


Income taxes payable

412


1,048


Advance payments from customers

15,275


15,448



Total current liabilities

89,162


81,352

Deferred tax liabilities

92,652


94,835

Long-term debt, less current portion

513,774


514,938

Other long-term liabilities

4,500


13,059



Total liabilities 

700,088


704,184

Commitments and contingencies




Stockholders' equity:





Common stock ($0.01 par value, 2 shares authorized: 1 share issued and outstanding)

-


-


Additional paid-in capital

26,326


25,589


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,341)


(653)


Retained earnings

20,540


17,208



Total stockholders' equity

45,525


42,144



Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$ 745,613


$  746,328

 

CPI International Holding Corp.

and Subsidiaries


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(All dollar amounts in thousands – unaudited)


















Nine Months Ended



July 3,


July 4,



2015


2014

Cash flows from operating activities




Net cash provided by operating activities

$ 17,687


$  39,641






Cash flows from investing activities




Capital expenditures

(4,695)


(4,596)

Acquisition, net of cash acquired


-


(36,776)

  Net cash used in investing activities

(4,695)


(41,372)






Cash flows from financing activities




Borrowings under Term Loan

-


309,225

Payment of debt issue costs

-


(8,734)

Payment of debt modification costs

-


(5,365)

Repayment of borrowings under previous term loan facility

-


(144,175)

Repayment of borrowings under Term Loan

(2,325)


(775)

Dividends paid

-


(175,000)

  Net cash used in financing activities

(2,325)


(24,824)






Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

10,667


(26,555)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

50,617


67,051

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$ 61,284


$  40,496






Supplemental cash flow disclosures




Cash paid for interest

$ 19,531


$  15,707

Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds

$   4,311


$    6,827

Decrease in accrued capital expenditures

$          9


$       360

 

CPI International Holding Corp.

and Subsidiaries












NON-GAAP SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

(All dollar amounts in thousands - unaudited)
















 Three Months Ended 


 Nine Months Ended 





July 3,


July 4,


July 3,


July 4,





2015


2014


2015


2014

Net income



$   1,219


$   3,470


$   3,332


$ 12,511


Depreciation and amortization



5,812


5,821


17,540


18,056


Interest expense, net



9,119


9,018


27,312


23,140


Income tax expense (benefit)



27


(3,966)


1,402


2,524

EBITDA



16,177


14,343


49,586


56,231












Adjustments:











Stock-based compensation expense

(1)


244


246


737


747


Acquisition-related expenses

(2)


1,074


445


3,823


1,316


(Adj. to) write-off of inventory step-up

(3)


-


(65)


-


1,539


Veritas Capital annual management fee

(4)


586


685


1,748


2,090


Refinancing expenses

(5)


-


7,254


-


7,437

Total adjustments



1,904


8,565


6,308


13,129

Adjusted EBITDA



$ 18,081


$ 22,908


$ 55,894


$ 69,360













EBITDA margin

(6)


14.8%


12.0%


15.1%


15.4%


Adjusted EBITDA margin

(7)


16.5%


19.2%


17.0%


19.0%


Net income margin

(8)


1.1%


2.9%


1.0%


3.4%



1)

I Represents compensation expense for Class B membership interests by certain members of management and independent directors in the company's parent, CPI International Holding LLC.

2)

Represents transaction costs related to the evaluation, negotiation, closing and integration of acquisitions. Costs include fees for attorneys and other professional services, as well as expenses related to the integration of operations into those of CPI.

3)

Represents a non-cash charge for utilization of the net increase in cost basis of inventory that resulted from purchase accounting in connection with acquisitions. The $65 adjustment in the three months ended July 4, 2014 represents a true-up to the fair-value estimate.

4)

Represents a management fee payable to Veritas Capital for advisory and consulting services.

5)

Represents expenses incurred in connection with the senior notes consent solicitation, entering into a new senior secured credit facility and the issuance of a special dividend, all of which were consummated in the company's third quarter of fiscal year 2014.

6)

Represents EBITDA divided by sales.

7)

Represents adjusted EBITDA divided by sales.

8)

Represents net income divided by sales.

 

CPI International Holding Corp.

and Subsidiaries


NON-GAAP SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Free Cash Flow

(All dollar amounts in thousands - unaudited)












Twelve Months Ended






July 3,






2015


Net cash provided by operating activities



$

31,683


Cash capital expenditures



(7,773)


Free cash flow



23,910









Adjustments:







Cash paid for acquisition-related expenses, net of taxes

(1)


1,347



Cash paid for Veritas Capital management fee, net of taxes

(2)


1,702



Cash received for prior year transfer pricing audit

(3)



(802)



Cash paid for refinancing expenses, net of taxes

(4)


18


Total adjustments



2,265


Adjusted free cash flow



$

26,175









Net loss



$

(62)




1)

Represents transaction costs, net of income taxes, related to the evaluation, negotiation, closing and integration of acquisitions. Costs include fees for attorneys and other professional services, as well as expenses related to integration of acquired operations into those of CPI.

2)

Represents a management fee paid to Veritas Capital for advisory and consulting services, net of income taxes.

3)

Represents the net of income tax refunds, partially offset by payments, with respect to an audit by the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") of Communications & Power Industries Canada Inc.'s ("CPI Canada") purchase of the Satcom Division from the Company in fiscal years 2001 and 2002.  The Company considers this a non-recurring source of cash as it pertains to prior years.

4)

Represents expenses, net of income taxes, incurred in connection with the senior notes consent solicitation, entering into a new senior secured credit facility and the issuance of a special dividend, all of which were consummated in CPI's third quarter of fiscal year 2014.

 

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