GEDERA, Israel, August 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
TAT Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: TATT - News), a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, reported today its results for the three month and six month periods ended June 30, 2011.
TAT announced revenues of $19.9 million and a net income of $0.64 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011, compared to revenues of $18.6 million with net income of $0.02 million for the three months ended June 30, 2010 an increase of 6.7% in revenues and of 3,342% in net income.
During the Second quarter of 2011, revenues were impacted by (i) the increase in revenues in the OEM of Heat Management Solutions segment; (ii) the increase in revenues in the Heat Transfer Services and Products segment; (iii) the increase in revenues in the MRO Services for Aviation Components segment; (iv) partially offset by the decrease in revenues in the OEM of Electric Motion Systems segment.
Revenue breakdown by the principal operational segments for the three-month period ended June 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively, was as follows:
Three Months Ended June 30. 2011 2010 % of Revenues % of Revenues % of Change in Total in Total Between Thousands Revenues Thousands Revenues Periods Unaudited Unaudited Revenues OEM of Heat Management Solutions $ 6,337 31.8 % $ 5,293 28.3 % 19.7 % Heat Transfer Services and Products * 6,606 33.2 % 6,039 32.4 % 9.4 % MRO services of Aviation Components * 4,985 25.1 % 3,826 20.5 % 30.3 % OEM of Electric Motion Systems 2,958 14.9 % 3,672 19.7 % (19.4) % Eliminations (992) (5)% (181) (0.9)% 447.9 % Total revenues $ 19,894 100.00 % $ 18,649 100.00 % 6.7 %
Six Months Ended June 30. 2011 2010 % of Revenues % of Revenues % of Change in Total in Total Between Thousands Revenues Thousands Revenues Periods Unaudited Unaudited Revenues OEM of Heat Management Solutions $ 13,977 33.8 % $ 14,193 38.3 % (1.5)% Heat Transfer Services and Products * 13,073 31.7 % 11,209 30.3 % 16.6 % MRO services of Aviation Components * 9,784 23.7 % 7,610 20.5 % 28.6 % OEM of Electric Motion Systems 6,528 15.8 % 5,617 15.2 % 16.2 % Eliminations (2,065) (5)% (1,613) (4.3)% 28.0 % Total revenues $ 41,297 100.00 % $ 37,016 100.00 % 11.6 %
* As of January 1, 2011, TAT began reporting its operations based on four operating segments, after dividing its MRO Services operating segment into two separate segments: Heat Transfer Services and Products; and MRO services for Aviation Components. Accordingly, the revenues and costs reported for the three months and six months periods ended June 30, 2010 for MRO Services operating segment were divided between these two new operating segments. Additionally, the operating segment name of 'OEM of Heat Transfer Products' was changed to OEM of Heat Management Solutions.
Dr. Shmuel Fledel, TAT's CEO, commented:
"The second quarter of year 2011 is the continuation of TAT's consistent improvement trend in our dominant operating segments - the OEM of Heat Management Solutions, Heat Transfer Services and Products, and MRO Services of Aviation Components, during which we increased our revenues and improved our margins, compared to the same period in 2010. This improvement is attributable to the efforts we made during the year 2010 in expanding our marketing and sales activities as well as in working rigorously to improve our production flow and yields. During the second quarter we also experienced a decrease in revenues and margins in the OEM of Electric Motion Systems compared to the same period in 2010, resulting from growing weakness in this segment, however on a 'Year to Date' basis, revenues were improved significantly compared to the same period in 2010.
We are encouraged by global trends of increased traffic reported by airlines and we believe we are witnessing a steady recovery in the demand for MRO services, as well as positive indications from OEMs in the aerospace and defense industries, which impact our businesses.
We continue to focus on our core capabilities while expanding our business offerings worldwide.
We believe that our efforts along with continuing improvement in the global aviation industry, will sustain the improved trend line of our performance in 2011."
TAT TECHNOLOGIES AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited, in thousands, except share data)
June 30, June 30, 2011 2010 ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 27,872 $ 26,735 Marketable securities 2,563 3,454 Restricted deposit 5,086 5,068 Trade accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,436 and $ 2,453 as of June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010, respectively) 17,951 16,390 Inventories 35,377 34,995 Other accounts receivable and prepaid expenses 7,198 6,673 Total current assets 96,047 93,315 Investment in affiliate 4,972 9,319 Funds in respect of employee right upon retirement 3,070 2,551 Long-term deferred tax 1,006 162 Property, plant and equipment, net 14,825 14,123 Intangible assets, net 1,601 2,615 Goodwill 1,166 5,251 Total assets $122,687 $127,336 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current Liabilities: Current maturities of long-term loans 10,298 3,136 Trade accounts payables 6,581 7,032 Other accounts payable and accrued expenses 6,609 5,912 Total current liabilities 23,488 16,080 Long-Term Liabilities: Long-term loans, net of current maturities 737 7,186 Other accounts payable 121 - Liability in respect of employee rights upon retirement 3,742 3,125 Long-term deferred tax liability 880 2,737 Total long-term liabilities: 5,480 13,048 EQUITY: Share capital Ordinary shares of NIS 0.9 par value - Authorized: 10,000,000 shares at June 30, 2011 and 2010; Issued and outstanding: 9,073,043 and 8,815,003 shares respectively at June 30, 2011 and 2010 2,790 2,790 Additional paid-in capital 64,455 64,420 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (77) (1,149) Treasury stock, at cost, 258,040 shares at June 30, 2011 and 2010 (2,018) (2,018) Retained earnings 25,397 31,405 Total TAT Technologies shareholders' equity 90,547 95,448 Noncontrolling interest 3,172 2,760 Total equity: 93,719 98,208 Total liabilities and equity $122,687 $127,336
TAT TECHNOLOGIES AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share data)
Three months ended Six months ended June 30, June 30, 2011 2010 2011 2010 Revenues: OEM of Heat Management Solutions $ 6,337 $ 5,293 $ 13,977 $ 14,193 Heat Transfer Services and Products * 6,606 6,039 13,073 11,209 MRO services for Aviation Components * 4,985 3,826 9,784 7,610 OEM of Electric Motion Systems 2,958 3,672 6,528 5,617 Eliminations (992) (181) (2,065) (1,613) 19,894 18,649 41,297 37,016 Cost and operating expenses: OEM of Heat Management Solutions 5,275 4,809 10,666 10,770 Heat Transfer Services and Products 4,803 3,921 9,501 8,010 MRO services for Aviation Components 4,073 3,567 8,140 7,520 OEM of Electric Motion Systems 2,642 2,638 5,129 4,166 Eliminations (992) (578) (1,942) (1,780) 15,801 14,357 31,494 28,686 Gross Profit 4,093 4,292 9,803 8,330 Research and development costs 198 186 463 327 Selling and marketing expenses 885 960 1,766 1,666 General and administrative expenses 2,555 2,684 5,025 5,275 3,638 3,830 7,254 7,268 Operating income 455 462 2,549 1,062 Financial expense (336) (699) (644) (1,087) Financial income 458 315 975 656 Income before income taxes 577 78 2,880 631 Income taxes 489 176 1,269 202 Net income (loss) 88 (98) 1,611 429 Gain from dilution of interests in affiliated company 240 - 240 - Share in results of affiliated company 197 213 283 419 less: Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interest (110) 96 (3) 91 Net income attributable to controlling interest $635 $19 $2,137 $757 Basic net income per share attributable to controlling interest $0.07 $0.01 $0.24 $0.09 Diluted net income per share attributable to controlling interest $0.07 $0.01 $0.24 $0.09 Weighted average number of shares - basic 8,815,003 8,815,003 8,815,003 8,815,003 Weighted average number of shares - diluted 8,815,003 8,815,003 8,815,003 8,816,668
* As of January 1, 2011, TAT began reporting its operations based on four operating segments, after dividing its MRO Services operating segment into two separate segments: Heat Transfer Services and Products; and MRO services for Aviation Components. Accordingly, the revenues and costs reported for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2010 for MRO Services operating segment were divided between these two new operating segments. Additionally, the operating segment name of 'OEM of Heat Transfer Products' was changed to OEM of Heat Management Solutions.
TAT operates under four segments: (i) Original Equipment Manufacturing or “OEM” of Heat Management Solutions (ii) OEM of Electric Motion Systems (iii) Heat Transfer Services and Products and (iv) Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul or “MRO” services of Aviation Components.
Until December 31, 2010, TAT operated under three segments. As of January 1, 2011, TAT began reporting its operations based on four operating segments, after dividing its MRO Services operating segment into two separate segments: Heat Transfer Services and Products; and MRO services for Aviation Components. Accordingly, the revenues and costs reported for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2010 for MRO Services operating segment were divided between these two new operating segments. Additionally, the operating segment name of ‘OEM of Heat Transfer Products’ was changed to OEM of Heat Management Solutions.
OEM of Heat Management Solutions primarily includes the design, development, manufacture and sale of (i) a broad range of heat transfer components (such as heat exchangers, pre-coolers and oil/fuel hydraulic coolers) used in mechanical and electronic systems on-board commercial, military and business aircraft; (ii) environmental control and cooling systems on board aircraft and for ground applications; and (iii) a variety of other electronic and mechanical aircraft accessories and systems such as pumps, valves, power systems and turbines.
OEM of Electric Motion Systems primarily includes the design, development, manufacture and sale of a broad range of electrical motor applications for airborne and ground systems.
Heat Transfer Services and Products includes the maintenance, repair and overhaul of heat transfer equipment and in a lesser extent, the manufacturing of certain heat transfer products. TAT’s Limco subsidiary operates an FAA certified repair station, which provides heat transfer MRO services and products for airlines, air cargo carriers, maintenance service centers and the military.
MRO services for Aviation Components includes the maintenance, repair and overhaul of APUs, landing gear and other aircraft components. TAT’s Piedmont subsidiary operates an FAA certified repair station, which provides aircraft component MRO services for airlines, air cargo carriers, maintenance service centers and the military.
Entry into Consulting Agreement with Avi Ortal
In April 2011, Avi Ortal, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s subsidiary, Limco-Piedmont, Inc., advised TAT’s Board of his intention to terminate his employment on July 31, 2011. On May 18, 2011, Mr. Ortal entered into a Consulting Agreement with TAT, effective for a period of eight months following the termination of his employment, to provide part-time consulting services to TAT with respect to its U.S. based subsidiaries.
Settlement Agreement With First Aviation Services, Inc.
In order to settle the commercial dispute that existed between TAT's subsidiary, Piedmont and FAvS, on June 30, 2011 Piedmont and FAvS entered into a Settlement Agreement and Release (the "Settlement Agreement"). Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, each party fully released the other party and acknowledged that the settlement was a compromise of disputed claims and was not to be construed as an admission of liability or wrongdoing. In addition, each party agreed not to disparage the other and Piedmont paid an aggregate of $700,000 to FAvS (which amount had been fully reserved during year 2010).
Simultaneously with the execution of the Settlement Agreement, Mr. Aaron Hollander, the Chief Executive Officer and controlling stockholder of FAvS, purchased 3,322,259 shares of Class A Common Stock of FAvS at a price of $.903 per share (for an aggregate amount of $3 million) which was higher than FAvS book value recorded in Piedmont's books, while diluting Piedmont's interest in FAvS from 36.6% to 30.3%. In addition, Piedmont agreed to extend its guarantee for the bank debt incurred by FavS to fund the AeTR transaction, as described above.
The Stockholders Agreement entered into in 2009 between Piedmont and Mr. Hollander was also amended to delete the reciprocal drag along rights and to provide that Piedmont may designate one member to the Board of Directors of FAvS (rather than the two members provided in the original agreement). Finally, the Rights Agreement entered into in 2009 between Piedmont and FAvS was amended so that Piedmont's right to approve certain material corporate actions by FAvS has been limited to the right to approve contracts or agreements with affiliates of FAvS. The amendment also provided that the approval of Piedmont would not be required if FAvS seeks to raise additional capital from Mr. Hollander as long as the consideration that was paid by Mr. Hollander was not less than the consideration that would have been paid by a third-party in an arms-length transaction and would have been a fair, equitable and reasonable consideration under the circumstances.
In connection with the Settlement Agreement and the dilution in Piedmont's interest in FAvS, the Company recorded, as of June 30, 2011, a gain in the amount of $0.24 million related to the $3 million capital investment in FAvS by Mr. Hollander which was at a higher share price than recorded at Piedmont books. Accordingly, the Company did not revaluate its remaining interest in FAvS as such capital investment was made by a related party, hence was not necessarily an indication for fair value.
Market Maker for TAT shares traded in Tel Aviv Stock Exchange
On August 15, 2011, TAT entered into a Market Making agreement for its shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) with Harel Finance Trade & Securities Ltd. for the purpose of improving liquidity of TAT shares. The agreement is for a 12 month period, subject for TASE's approval. The agreement will be automatically extended in 12 month periods, unless otherwise terminated by either of the parties giving 30 days notice or in accordance with certain regulatory circumstances. TAT will pay an immaterial fee in connection with the said agreement.
On August 15, 2011, TAT's and Bental's boards of directors approved the grant of a loan, from Bental to TAT, in the total amount of approximately $ 0.7 million to be repaid in whole at the end of a 24 month period. The principal amount shall bear interest in accordance with the terms to be agreed between Bental and the lending bank (Back To Back) or any other terms to be agreed between Bental and TAT, which will be repaid on a quarterly basis. The principal amount may be repayable at any time at TAT sole discretion and can be offset against any amounts due to TAT from Bental. The loan is subject to the approval of Bental's shareholders' general meeting. ??
TAT's executive offices are located in the Re'em Industrial Park, Neta Boulevard, Bnei Ayish, Gedera 70750, Israel, and TAT's telephone number is 972-8-862-8500.
Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements which include, without limitation, statements regarding possible or assumed future operation results. These statements are hereby identified as "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the safe harbor provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from management's current expectations. Actual results and performance can also be influenced by other risks that we face in running our operations including, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the airline industry, changes in demand for our services and products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders, the price and continuity of supply of component parts used in our operations, and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities Exchange Commission, including, its annual report on form 20-F and its periodic reports on form 6-K. These documents contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. Stockholders and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement.
For more information of TAT Technologies, please visit our web-site: http://www.tat-technologies.com
Yaron Shalem - CFO
TAT Technologies Ltd.
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