KEMET Reports 15.3% Rise in Revenue for the Third Fiscal Quarter

Jan 28, 2010, 08:00 ET from KEMET Corporation

GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

  • Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal year 2010 were $199.9 million compared to $173.3 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2010 up 15.3%.
  • Gross margin as a percentage of net sales for the third quarter of fiscal year 2010 was 18.2% compared to 14.4% for the second quarter of fiscal year 2010
  • Third fiscal quarter Non-GAAP adjusted net income per share of $0.05 compared to $(0.07) for the second quarter of fiscal year 2010
  • Cash flow from operations for the third quarter of fiscal year 2010 was $15.1 million

KEMET Corporation (Other OTC: KEME) today reported preliminary results for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2009.  Net sales for the quarter ended December 31, 2009 were $199.9 million, which is a 4.8% increase over the same quarter last fiscal year and a 15.3% increase over the prior fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2009.

On a U.S. GAAP basis, net loss was $1.8 million, or $(0.02) per share for the third quarter of fiscal year 2010 compared to net loss of $13.1 million or $(0.16) per share for the same quarter last year and compared to net loss of $93.1 million or $(1.15) per share for the prior fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2009.  

Non-GAAP adjusted net income was $4.0 million or $0.05 per share for the current fiscal quarter compared to an adjusted net loss of $4.4 million, or $(0.05) per share for the same quarter last year and compared to an adjusted net loss of $5.8 million, or $(0.07) per share for the prior fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2009.  

"Reaching two-hundred million in sales this quarter surpasses our revenue level one year ago in the fourth calendar quarter of 2009 at the beginning of the world-wide recession.  Although revenue is up approximately five percent year-over-year, our Adjusted EBITDA improved approximately one-hundred-forty percent. Margins continue to benefit from the actions we took over the last fifteen to eighteen months, resulting in a consolidated gross margin percent that exceeds consolidated margins for the last eight quarters," stated Per Loof, KEMET's Chief Executive Officer.  "We will continue to stay focused on driving increased profitability and working capital management as we navigate through the economic recovery.  Order rates remain strong and we are continuing to bring back capacity to meet market demands and service our customers," continued Loof.

The current fiscal quarter includes $1.3 million of restructuring charges primarily associated with reductions in force of $0.9 million and $0.4 million related to the relocation of equipment to Mexico.  The current fiscal quarter also includes an impairment charge of $0.7 million to write down decommissioned equipment in the Tantalum Business Group.  

In this news release, the Company makes reference to certain Non-GAAP financial measures, including "Adjusted net income (loss)", "Adjusted net income (loss) per share" and "Adjusted EBITDA".  Management believes that investors may find it useful to review the Company's financial results as adjusted to exclude items as determined by management.  The adjustments to net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share include an increase in value of warrant which relates to the mark-to-market adjustment for the Platinum Closing Warrants, gain/loss on early extinguishment of debt, impairment charges associated with goodwill and long-lived assets, integration costs related to business acquisitions, restructuring charges related primarily to employee severance and equipment moves, certain inventory adjustments, sales or disposals of assets, amortization related to debt issuance costs and debt discount, a non-cash charge related to the cancellation of an employee incentive plan, and the write off of capitalized advisor fees.  Management believes that these Non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they provide a supplemental way to possibly better understand the underlying operating performance of the Company.  Management uses these Non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate operating performance.  However, Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP.    

The following table provides reconciliation from GAAP net loss to Non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss):

    
    
    GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
    (Unaudited)                                 Quarters Ended
                                 -------------------------------------------
                                                               Dec. 31, 2008
                                  Dec. 31,       Sept. 30,     (As Adjusted)
                                   2009            2009             (1)
                                 ---------       ---------      ------------
                                (Amounts in millions, except per share data)
    Including adjustments (GAAP)
    Net sales                     $199.9          $173.3            $190.7
    
    Net loss                       $(1.8)         $(93.1)           $(13.1)
    Basic and diluted net
     loss per share               $(0.02)         $(1.15)           $(0.16)
    
     Excluding the following
      items (Non-GAAP)
    
    Net loss                       $(1.8)         $(93.1)           $(13.1)
      Adjustments:
        Restructuring charges        1.3             1.3               4.6
        Goodwill impairment            -               -                 -
        Amortization included in
         interest expense            3.7             3.3               2.6
        (Gain) loss on early
          extinguishment of debt       -               -                 -
        Increase in value of
         warrant                       -            81.1                 -
        Write down of long-lived
         assets                      0.7               -                 -
        Net (gain) loss on
         disposal of assets          0.2             0.1               1.0
        Charge related to
         cancellation of an
         incentive plan                -             1.2                 -
        Write off of capitalized
         advisor fees                  -             0.4                 -
        Inventory adjustment           -               -                 -
        Acquisitions integration
         costs                         -               -               0.6
        Income tax effect of 
         non-GAAP adjustments (2)   (0.1)           (0.1)             (0.1)
                                    ----            ----              ----
    
    Adjusted net income (loss)
     (excluding adjustments)        $4.0          $(5.8)            $(4.4)
    Adjusted net income (loss)
     per basic and diluted
     shares (excluding
     adjustments)                  $0.05          $(0.07)           $(0.06)
    
    
    
    GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
    (Unaudited)                            Nine Months Ended
                                    --------------------------------
                                                       Dec. 31, 2008
                                      Dec. 31,         (As Adjusted)
                                       2009                 (1)
                                      --------         -------------
                              (Amounts in millions, except per share data)
    Including adjustments (GAAP)
    Net sales                          $523.4             $668.3
    
    Net loss                           $(69.8)           $(287.6)
    Basic and diluted net 
     loss per share                    $(0.86)            $(3.57)
    
     Excluding the following
      items (Non-GAAP)
    
    Net loss                           $(69.8)           $(287.6)
      Adjustments:
        Restructuring charges             2.6               29.6
        Goodwill impairment                 -              174.3
        Amortization included in
         interest expense                 9.6                7.5
        (Gain) loss on early
         extinguishment of debt         (38.9)               2.2
        Increase in value of
         warrant                         81.1                  -
        Write down of long-lived
         assets                           0.7               65.2
        Net (gain) loss on disposal
         of assets                        0.5              (27.2)
        Charge related to
         cancellation of an
         incentive plan                     -                  -
        Write off of capitalized
         advisor fees                       -                  -
        Inventory adjustment                -               16.5
        Acquisitions integration
         costs                              -                4.7
        Income tax effect of 
         non-GAAP adjustments (2)         0.5               (9.5)
                                      -------            -------
    
    Adjusted net income (loss)
     (excluding adjustments)           $(13.7)            $(24.3)
    Adjusted net income (loss)
     per basic and diluted
     shares (excluding adjustments)    $(0.17)            $(0.30)
    
    
    (1) Net income (loss) for the quarter and nine month period ended 
    December 31, 2008 includes a reduction of $2.1 million and $6.2 million 
    respectively related to a required retrospective change in accounting for
    convertible debt.  In addition, the Company recorded $1.1 million and 
    $4.5 million, respectively, in non-cash interest expense related to the
    adoption of FSP APB 14-1, primarily codified in FASB ASC 470, in the
    quarter and nine month period ended December 31, 2009.
    
    (2)  The income tax effect of the excluded items is calculated by
    applying the applicable jurisdictional income tax rate, considering the
    deferred tax valuation for each applicable jurisdiction.

KEMET's common stock is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board and on the Pink OTC Markets, Inc., Pink Quote System under the symbol, "KEME". At the Investor Relations section of our web site at http://www.KEMET.com/IR, users may subscribe to KEMET news releases and find additional information about our Company.

QUIET PERIOD

Beginning April 1, 2010, we will observe a quiet period during which the information provided in this news release and our quarterly report on Form 10-Q will no longer constitute our current expectations. During the quiet period, this information should be considered to be historical, applying prior to the quiet period only and not subject to update by management. The quiet period will extend until the day when our next quarterly earnings release is published.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements included herein contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws about KEMET Corporation's (the "Company") financial condition and results of operations that are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about the markets, in which the Company operates, as well as management's beliefs and assumptions. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," variations of such words and other similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's judgment only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

Factors that may cause actual outcome and results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements include, but are not necessarily limited to the following: (i) generally adverse economic and industry conditions, including a decline in demand for the Company's products;  (ii) the ability to maintain sufficient liquidity to realize current operating plans; (iii) the effect of receiving a going concern statement in our auditor's report on our 2009 audited financial statements; (iv) adverse economic conditions could cause further reevaluation of the fair value of our reporting segments and the write down of long-lived assets; (v) the cost and availability of raw materials; (vi) changes in the competitive environment of the Company; (vii) economic, political, or regulatory changes in the countries in which the Company operates; (viii) the ability to successfully integrate the operations of acquired businesses; (ix) the ability to attract, train and retain effective employees and management; (x) the ability to develop innovative products to maintain customer relationships; (xi) the impact of environmental issues, laws, and regulations; (xii) the Company's ability to finance and achieve the expected benefits of its manufacturing relocation plan or other restructuring plans; (xiii) volatility of financial and credit markets which would affect access to capital for the Company; (xiv) increased difficulty or expense in accessing capital because of the Company's delisting of common stock from the New York Stock Exchange; (xv) exposure to foreign exchange (gains) and losses; (xvi) need to reduce costs to offset downward price trends; (xvii) potential limitation on use of net operating losses to offset possible future taxable income; (xviii) dilution as a result of the issuance of a warrant to K Equity, LLC; and (xix) exercise of the warrant by K Equity may result in the existence of a controlling stockholder. Other risks and uncertainties may be described from time to time in the Company's other reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    
     
                         KEMET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
                  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
                   (Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
                                     (Unaudited)
    
    
                                Quarters Ended            Nine Months Ended
                                 December 31,                December 31,
                            ----------------------    ----------------------
                              2009      2008 (1)        2009        2008 (1)
                            --------    --------      --------      --------
    Net sales               $199,923    $190,679      $523,355      $668,342
    
    Operating costs 
     and expenses:
    Cost of sales            163,629     166,507       441,626       598,918
    Selling, general and
     administrative
     expenses                 22,203      20,569        61,153        72,587
    Research and development   5,637       6,168        15,985        23,312
    Restructuring charges      1,322       4,572         2,589        29,579
    Goodwill impairment            -           -             -       174,327
    Write down of long-lived
     assets                      656           -           656        65,155
    Net (gain) loss on sales
     and disposals of assets     240       1,054           498      (27,236)
                             -------     -------       -------       -------
       Total operating
        costs and expenses   193,687     198,870       522,507       936,642
                             -------     -------       -------       -------
    
         Operating
           income (loss)       6,236     (8,191)           848     (268,300)
    
    Other (income)
     expense:
       Interest income           (14)      (129)         (147)         (545)
       Interest expense and
        amortization of debt
        discount               7,434       6,700        19,744        22,012
       Increase in value of
        warrant                    -           -        81,088             -
       (Gain) loss on early
        extinguishment
        of debt                    -           -      (38,921)         2,212
       Other (income)
        expense, net             688     (2,407)         6,199       (6,306)
                             --------  ---------     ---------    ----------
    
        Loss before
         income taxes        (1,872)   (12,355)       (67,115)     (285,673)
    
    Income tax expense
     (benefit)                  (93)        793          2,649         1,918
                            --------  ---------      ---------    ----------
    
        Net loss            $(1,779)  $(13,148)      $(69,764)    $(287,591)
                            ========  =========      =========    ==========
    
    Net loss per share:
       Basic and diluted     $(0.02)    $(0.16)        $(0.86)       $(3.57)
    
    
    (1) Results are adjusted for retrospective application of changes in
    accounting for convertible notes.  See table: "Changes in Accounting for
    Convertible Notes."
    
    
                             KEMET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
                           Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                       (Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
                                        (Unaudited)
    
    
                                                   December 31,    March 31,
                                                       2009          2009
                                                  -------------   ----------
    ASSETS
    Current assets:
       Cash and cash equivalents                     $64,974        $39,204
       Accounts receivable, net                      137,460        120,139
       Inventories                                   150,051        154,981
       Prepaid expenses and other current
        assets                                        11,057         11,245
       Deferred income taxes                           2,539            151
                                                     -------        -------
         Total current assets                        366,081        325,720
       Property and equipment, net of
        accumulated depreciation of
        $690,017 and $646,966 as of December 31,
        2009 and March 31, 2009, respectively        338,732        357,977
       Intangible assets, net                         23,384         24,094
       Other assets                                   15,499          6,360
                                                    --------       --------
    Total assets                                    $743,696       $714,151
                                                    ========       ========
    
    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current liabilities:
       Current portion of long-term debt             $34,983        $25,994
       Accounts payable, trade                        67,368         52,332
       Accrued expenses                               55,256         51,125
       Income taxes payable                            1,367          1,127
                                                     -------        -------
         Total current liabilities                   158,974        130,578
       Long-term debt, less current portion          222,138        280,752
       Other non-current obligations                  63,361         57,316
       Deferred income taxes                           7,560          5,466
    
    Stockholders' equity:
       Common stock, par value $0.01,
        authorized 300,000 shares, issued
        88,525 and 88,525 shares at 
        December 31, 2009 and March 31, 2009, 
        respectively                                     885            885
       Additional paid-in capital                    481,097        367,257
       Retained deficit                            (151,106)       (81,342)
       Accumulated other comprehensive income         19,776         12,663
       Treasury stock, at cost (7,658 and
        7,714 shares at December 31, 2009
        and March 31, 2009, respectively)           (58,989)       (59,424)
                                                    --------       --------
    Total stockholders' equity                       291,663        240,039
                                                    --------       --------
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity      $743,696       $714,151
                                                    ========       ========
    
    
                          KEMET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
                    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                                (Amounts in thousands)
                                      (Unaudited)
    
    
                                                     Nine Months Ended
                                                        December 31,
                                                     -----------------
                                                    2009           2008 (1)
                                                  --------       ----------
    Sources (uses) of cash and cash
     equivalents
      Operating activities:
        Net loss                                 $(69,764)       $(287,591)
        Adjustments to reconcile net loss to
         net cash provided by (used in)
         operating activities:
          Gain on early extinguishment of debt    (38,921)                -
          Increase in warrant value                 81,088                -
          Depreciation and amortization             39,191           42,613
          Amortization of debt discount and
           debt issuance costs                       9,586            7,494
          Goodwill impairment                            -          174,327
          Write down of long-lived assets              656           65,155
          Net (gains) losses on sales and
           disposals of assets                         498         (27,236)
          Stock-based compensation expense           1,788            1,115
          Change in deferred income taxes            (751)          (1,650)
          Change in operating assets                 1,653           61,182
          Change in operating liabilities           11,895         (46,352)
          Other                                      (997)              187
                                                   -------         --------
            Net cash provided by (used in)
             operating activities                   35,922         (10,756)
                                                   -------         --------
    
      Investing activities:
        Capital expenditures                       (7,593)         (27,699)
        Change in restricted cash                  (1,495)                -
        Proceeds from sale of assets                     -           34,870
        Acquisitions, net of cash received               -          (1,000)
                                                   -------         --------
            Net cash provided by (used in)
             investing activities                  (9,088)            6,171
                                                   -------         --------
                                                                
      Financing activities:
        Proceeds from issuance of debt              60,873           20,944
        Payments of long-term debt                (54,202)         (71,300)
        Debt extinguishment and issuance
         costs                                     (7,811)               -
        Proceeds from sale of common stock to
         employee savings plan                           -              244
                                                   -------         --------
            Net cash used in financing activities  (1,140)         (50,112)
                                                   -------         --------
                                                    25,694         (54,697)
      Effect of foreign currency
       fluctuations on cash                             76          (1,299)
      Cash and cash equivalents at
       beginning of fiscal period                   39,204           81,383
                                                   -------          -------
      Cash and cash equivalents at end of
       fiscal period                               $64,974          $25,387
                                                   =======          =======
    
    (1) Results are adjusted for retrospective application of changes in
    accounting for convertible notes.  See table: "Changes in Accounting for
    Convertible Notes."
    
    
                              KEMET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
                         Changes in Accounting for Convertible Notes
                        (Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
    
                       Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
    
      
                             Quarter Ended December 31, 2008
                             -------------------------------
                       As Previously                      Following the
                         Presented      Adjustments    Adoption of APB 14-1
                       --------------   -----------    --------------------
    Interest accretion      $517           $2,083             $2,600
    Net loss            (11,065)          (2,083)           (13,148)
    
    Net loss per share: 
       Basic             $(0.14)          $(0.03)            $(0.16)
       Diluted           $(0.14)          $(0.03)            $(0.16)
    
    
    
                            Nine Months Ended December 31, 2008
                            -----------------------------------
                       As Previously                      Following the
                         Presented      Adjustments    Adoption of APB 14-1
                       --------------   -----------    --------------------
    Interest accretion    $1,246           $6,248             $7,494
    Net loss           (281,343)          (6,248)          (287,591)
    
    Net loss per share:
       Basic             $(3.50)          $(0.08)            $(3.57)
       Diluted           $(3.50)          $(0.08)            $(3.57)
      

Adjusted EBITDA-Non-GAAP Financial Measure

Adjusted EBITDA represents net income (loss) before income tax expense, interest expense, net, and depreciation and amortization expense, adjusted to exclude restructuring charges, impairment write-downs, non-cash compensation expense, increase in fair value of warrant, gain on the curtailment of benefits, gain/loss on the disposal of assets, gain on the early retirement of debt, and foreign exchange transaction gain/loss.  We present Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure of our performance and ability to service debt.  We also present Adjusted EBITDA because we believe such measure is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry.

We believe Adjusted EBITDA is an appropriate supplemental measure of debt service capacity, because cash expenditures on interest are, by definition, available to pay interest, and tax expense is inversely correlated to interest expense because tax expense goes down as deductible interest expense goes up; depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges. The other items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are excluded in order to better reflect our continuing operations.

In evaluating Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses similar to the adjustments noted below.  Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by these types of adjustments.  Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement of our financial performance under U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP or as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities as a measure of our liquidity.

Our Adjusted EBITDA measure has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under U.S. GAAP.  Some of these limitations are:

  • it does not reflect our cash expenditures, future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • it does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • it does not reflect the significant interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payment on our debt;
  • although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and our Adjusted EBITDA measure does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements;
  • it is not adjusted for all non-cash income or expense items that are reflected in our statements of cash flows;
  • it does not reflect the impact of earnings or charges resulting from matters we consider not be indicative of our ongoing operations;
  • it does not reflect limitations on or costs related to transferring earnings from our subsidiaries to us; and
  • other companies in our industry may calculate this measure differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business or as a measure of cash that will be available to us to meet our obligations.  You should compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our U.S. GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA only supplementally.

The following table provides reconciliation from U.S. GAAP net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA (amounts in millions):

    
    
    
    
                                 Q3 FY09  Q4 FY09  Q1 FY10  Q2 FY10  Q3 FY10
                                 -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
    Net income (loss)           $(13.1)     $2.4    $25.1   $(93.1)  $(1.8)
    Income tax expense (benefit)    0.8    (5.1)      1.0       1.7   (0.1)
    Interest expense, net           6.6      7.7      5.8       6.4     7.4
    Depreciation and
     amortization expense          12.3     13.2     12.3      13.3    13.7
    Share-based compensation
     expense                        0.2        -      0.2       1.4     0.2
    Increase in value of warrant      -        -        -      81.1       -
    Write down of long-lived
     assets                           -      2.5        -         -     0.7
    (Gain)/loss on disposal of
     assets                         1.1      1.7      0.2       0.1     0.2
    Gain on curtailment of
     benefits                         -   (30.8)       -          -       -
    (Gain) loss on early 
     extinguishment of debt           -        -   (38.9)         -       -
    Foreign exchange transaction
     (gain)/loss                  (3.9)    (6.7)      4.2       1.4     0.6
    Acquisitions integration
     costs                          0.6      0.5
    Restructuring charges           4.6      1.3        -       1.3     1.3
                                   ----  -------     ----     -----   -----
    Adjusted EBITDA (1)            $9.2  $(13.3)     $9.9     $13.6   $22.2
                                   ====  =======     ====     =====   =====
    
    
    (1) Certain prior periods have been adjusted to conform with current
    period presentation which is determined by management.

Contact:

Dean W. Dimke

Director of Corporate and

Investor Communications

deandimke@KEMET.com

954-766-2800

William M. Lowe, Jr.

Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer

williamlowe@KEMET.com

864-963-6484

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