Powell Industries Announces Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results

Company reports adjusted diluted EPS of $0.71

Aug 04, 2015, 16:20 ET from Powell Industries, Inc.

HOUSTON, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Powell Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: POWL), a leading supplier of custom engineered solutions for the management, control and distribution of electrical energy, today announced results for the fiscal 2015 third quarter ended June 30, 2015.  

Revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 were $176.7 million compared to revenues of $150.8 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The Company reported net income for the third quarter of $7.0 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.9 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. Third quarter fiscal 2015 results include a $1.3 million restructuring and separation charge, net of tax. Excluding the restructuring and separation charge, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was $8.4 million, or $0.71 per diluted share. A reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to net income is included in the financial tables below.

Michael A. Lucas, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We realized improved operational and project execution during the third quarter. Project execution and efficiencies remain our top priority for the short term. Order rates also held up better than expected as we saw solid new bookings in the quarter, driven by a couple of large projects that included an LNG terminal and a pipeline project.  

"The continued downward pressure on oil prices has significantly reduced capital spending throughout the energy markets. Although it is not clear how long this cycle will extend, we anticipate slowing order rates throughout the remainder of 2015 and well into 2016. We continue to closely monitor activity in order to be prepared to support our customers with their capital projects."

New orders placed during the third quarter of fiscal 2015 totaled $193 million compared to $167 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2015 and $172 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The Company's backlog as of June 30, 2015 was $518 million compared to $499 million as of March 31, 2015 and compared to $477 million at the end of last year's third quarter. 

OUTLOOK

The following statements are based on the current expectations of the Company. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially as further elaborated in the last paragraph below. 

Based on its backlog and current business conditions, Powell Industries currently expects full year fiscal 2015 revenues to range between $635 million and $665 million, compared to its previous guidance range of $625 million and $675 million. Fiscal year 2015 adjusted earnings are now expected to range between $1.25 and $1.40 per diluted share, revised from $1.25 to $1.50 in previous guidance. The Company's earnings guidance excludes all restructuring and separation costs and tax adjustments. Year-to-date, the Company recorded $2.2 million in restructuring and separation costs, net of tax, and is continuing to evaluate additional restructuring that may be needed to align operating costs with expected market conditions.

CONFERENCE CALL

Powell Industries has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. eastern time. To participate in the conference call, dial 412-902-0030 at least 10 minutes before the call begins and ask for the Powell Industries conference call. A replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the live broadcast ends and will be accessible until August 12, 2015. To access the replay, dial 201-612-7415 using a passcode of 13613041#.

Investors, analysts and the general public will also have the opportunity to listen to the conference call over the Internet by visiting powellind.com. To listen to the live call on the web, please visit the website at least fifteen minutes before the call begins to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live webcast, an archive will be available shortly after the call and will remain available for approximately 90 days at powellind.com.

Powell Industries, Inc., headquartered in Houston, engineers packaged solutions and systems for the management, control and distribution of electrical energy. Powell markets include large industrial customers such as utilities, oil and gas producers, refineries, petrochemical plants, pulp and paper producers, mining operations and commuter railways. For more information, please visit powellind.com.

Any forward-looking statements in the preceding paragraphs of this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties in that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. In the course of operations, we are subject to certain risk factors, competition and competitive pressures, sensitivity to general economic and industrial conditions, international political and economic risks, availability and price of raw materials and execution of business strategy. For further information, please refer to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available from the Company without charge.

This press release contains references to certain non-GAAP financial measures discussed above.  Please see the financial table below for more details on these non-GAAP financial measures, including a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to net income and the reasons management believes these measures are useful to investors.

 

Contacts:

Don R. Madison, CFO

Powell Industries, Inc.

713-947-4422

 

POWELL INDUSTRIES, INC. & SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

Three months ended June 30,

Nine months ended June 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Revenues

$   176,733

$   150,800

$   499,533

$   484,967

Cost of goods sold

143,789

121,158

421,219

385,239

Gross profit

32,944

29,642

78,314

99,728

Selling, general and administrative expenses

18,013

23,024

58,293

66,750

Research and development expenses

1,642

1,791

5,108

5,787

Restructuring and relocation expenses

1,406

---

2,738

---

Amortization expense

114

122

345

658

Operating income

11,769

4,705

11,830

26,533

Other income

(507)

(507)

(1,893)

(1,014)

Interest expense

42

36

111

141

Interest income

---

(4)

(88)

(10)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

12,234

5,180

13,700

27,416

Income tax provision

5,185

2,233

10,573

10,226

Income from continuing operations

7,049

2,947

3,127

17,190

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

---

---

---

9,604

Net income

$       7,049

$       2,947

$       3,127

$     26,794

Earnings per share:

        Continuing operations

$         0.60

$         0.25

$         0.26

$         1.43

        Discontinued operations

$            ---

$            ---

$            ---

$         0.80

                Basic earnings per share

$         0.60

$         0.25

$         0.26

$         2.23

        Continuing operations

$         0.60

$         0.24

$         0.26

$         1.43

        Discontinued operations

$            ---

$            ---

$            ---

$         0.80

                Diluted earnings per share

$         0.60

$         0.24

$         0.26

$         2.23

Weighted average shares:

        Basic

11,802

12,015

11,953

12,004

        Diluted

11,845

12,075

11,991

12,063

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA:

Depreciation and Amortization

$     3,445

$     2,833

$   10,239

$     8,428

Capital Expenditures

$     5,554

$     3,730

$   34,246

$   11,296

 

POWELL INDUSTRIES, INC. & SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

June 30,

September 30,

2015

2014

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Assets:

     Current assets

$    323,518

$    357,327

     Property, plant and equipment (net

162,266

156,896

     Long-term assets

17,639

27,220

        Total assets

$    503,423

$    541,443

Liabilities & equity:

     Current liabilities

$    146,395

$    158,099

     Long-term debt and capital lease obligations, net of current maturities

2,400

2,800

     Deferred and other long-term liabilities

8,980

9,447

     Stockholders' equity

345,648

371,097

        Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$    503,423

$    541,443

 

POWELL INDUSTRIES, INC. & SUBSIDIARIES

NON-GAAP NET INCOME RECONCILIATION

Three months ended June 30,

Nine months ended June 30,

(In thousands)

2015

2014

2015

2014

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Net Income:

Income from continuing operations

$       7,049

$       2,947

$       3,127

$     17,190

Income tax reserve release (FIN 48)

---

---

(4,149)

---

Restructuring and separation costs, net of tax

1,341

---

2,207

---

Canadian tax valuation allowance

---

---

8,996

---

Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations

$       8,390

$       2,947

$     10,181

$     17,190

Diluted shares outstanding

11,845

12,075

11,991

12,063

Diluted Earnings Per Share:

Earnings (loss) per share

$       0.60

$       0.24

$      0.26

$      1.43

Non-GAAP earnings per share

$       0.71

$       0.24

$      0.85

$      1.43

 

For all periods presented, the Company defines non-GAAP net income as net income from continuing operations which excludes: 1) the Income tax reserve release (FIN 48); 2) Restructuring and separation costs, net of tax; and 3) the Canadian tax valuation allowance.  Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. However, the Company believes by excluding these items, these non-GAAP financial measures are helpful in comparing the historical results to current results and measuring operating earnings trends.  The Company also believes the disclosure of non-GAAP net income will help investors meaningfully evaluate and compare its cash flow generating capacity from quarter to quarter and year to year.

The non-GAAP adjustments, and the basis for excluding them from GAAP financial measures, are outlined below:

  • Income tax reserve release (FIN 48) – In the second quarter of Fiscal 2015, we released an income tax reserve of $4.1 million for R&D tax credits upon the closing of an IRS audit
  • Restructuring and separation costs, net of tax – In Fiscal 2015, we incurred restructuring and separation costs of approximately $1.3 million in the third quarter and $2.2 million year-to-date to align our operating cost structure with expected market conditions.
  • Canadian tax valuation allowance - In the second quarter of Fiscal 2015, we established a $9.0 million valuation allowance against the Canadian deferred tax assets because we believe that we may not be able to realize the benefits of the deductible differences based on the historical Canadian losses. 

Due to the nature of these items, the Company does not believe that these items reflect its ongoing operations.

 

SOURCE Powell Industries, Inc.



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