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RPM Reports Fiscal 2016 Third-Quarter Results

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- Sales increase 5%, EBIT up 23% despite negative impact of foreign currency

- Net income of $19 million compares to a reported loss of $57 million in fiscal 2015 third quarter that was driven by a tax accrual

- Diluted EPS of $0.14 compares to a reported loss of $0.44 in prior year

- Full-year guidance for fiscal 2016 maintained at $2.50 per diluted share

MEDINA, Ohio, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today reported record sales and EBIT for its fiscal 2016 third quarter ended February 29, 2016, despite the strong U.S. dollar and overall weakness in many global markets outside the U.S.   

Third-Quarter Results

Net sales grew 4.5% to $988.6 million in the fiscal 2016 third quarter from $946.4 million in the fiscal 2015 third quarter. Consolidated earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were $42.1 million, up 23.1% from $34.2 million a year ago. Net income of $18.6 million in the fiscal 2016 third quarter compares to a reported loss of $57.3 million a year ago. Third-quarter diluted earnings per common share were $0.14, compared to a year-ago reported loss of $0.44.

The year-ago loss for the quarter was due to a one-time, non-cash net charge for a tax accrual related to possible repatriation of overseas earnings to fund future obligations for the company's Specialty Products Holding Corp. (SPHC) bankruptcy settlement. On an as-adjusted basis, earnings per diluted share were $0.20 in the prior year's third quarter, which included a $13.0 million or $0.10 per share tax benefit.

"We were pleased with RPM's performance during our seasonally slow third quarter, considering the headwinds posed by foreign currency translation, which reduced sales by 4.2% in the quarter, along with declining economies in a number of the international markets we serve," stated Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and chief executive officer. "We were able to leverage good sales growth into EBIT growth of 23%."

Third-Quarter Segment Sales and Earnings

Industrial segment sales declined 3.1% to $484.0 million from $499.6 million in the fiscal 2015 third quarter. Organic sales improved 2.6%, while acquisitions added 0.7%. Foreign currency translation negatively impacted sales by 6.4%. Industrial segment EBIT for the quarter of $2.1 million, was $6.7 million below last year's EBIT of $8.8 million. During the quarter, the industrial segment had $6.9 million in higher product warranty expenses and severance-related charges across businesses operating in weaker end markets. Excluding these items, industrial EBIT would have been up slightly year over year.

"Results from our industrial segment continue to be mixed by both end markets and geography. Our U.S. based industrial companies serving the commercial construction markets enjoyed high single-digit growth. However, our businesses with exposure to the global energy sector continue to be down by about 10%. Geographically, our Latin American industrial businesses showed strong organic growth in local currencies, while performance by businesses in Europe was somewhat choppy," stated Sullivan.   

Third-quarter sales in the company's specialty segment increased 37.5% to $165.6 million from $120.4 million a year ago. Organic sales increased 7.5% and acquisitions added 31.5%, primarily a result of the inclusion of December's results from SPHC companies that were reconsolidated with RPM at the beginning of the 2015 calendar year, along with the Morrells acquisition in March 2015. Foreign currency translation negatively impacted sales by 1.5%. Specialty segment EBIT increased 128.4% to $21.4 million from $9.4 million in the fiscal 2015 third quarter.

"Excluding the additional month of SPHC sales for December, our specialty businesses are gaining market share in a broad base of niche markets and performed well in Europe," stated Sullivan.

Sales in RPM's consumer segment increased 3.9% to $339.0 million from $326.4 million in the fiscal 2015 third quarter. Organic sales increased 4.6%, while acquisitions added 1.2%. Foreign currency translation negatively impacted sales by 1.9%. Consumer segment EBIT increased 10.3% to $38.8 million from $35.1 million a year ago.

"In our consumer segment, excluding the soft nail polish enamels business, organic growth was approximately 6%, fueled by recent market share gains and new product placements," stated Sullivan. 

Cash Flow and Financial Position

For the first nine months of fiscal 2016, cash from operations was $223.8 million, compared to $24.1 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2015. Capital expenditures during the current nine-month period of $54.8 million compare to $47.3 million over the same time in fiscal 2015. Total debt at the end of the first nine months of fiscal 2016 was $1.75 billion, compared to $1.87 billion a year ago and $1.66 billion at the end of fiscal 2015. RPM's net (of cash) debt-to-total capitalization ratio was 55.3%, compared to 57.2% at February 28, 2015. During the first nine months of fiscal 2016, RPM repurchased 800,000 shares of its stock in the open market at a cost of $35.1 million.

"At February 29, 2016, RPM's total liquidity, including cash and long-term committed available credit, was $864.5 million," Sullivan stated. "We continue our search for strong acquisition candidates to enhance our product offerings and broaden our geographic presence, as well as investing in our future through internal growth initiatives," stated Sullivan.

Nine-Month Results

Nine-month net sales grew 5.1% to $3.39 billion from $3.22 billion a year ago. Consolidated EBIT was $344.4 million, up 8.3% from $318.0 million a year ago. Reported net income of $201.8 million, or $1.50 per diluted share, increased 81.0% from net income of $111.5 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, in the year-ago period. Excluding fiscal 2015's third-quarter non-cash, net tax charge, fiscal 2016 nine-month net income improved 3.5% from $195.0 million a year ago, or $1.44 per diluted share. 

Nine-Month Segment Sales and Earnings

Sales for RPM's industrial segment declined 4.6%, to $1.76 billion from $1.84 billion in the fiscal 2015 first nine months. Organic sales increased 2.8%, while acquisitions added 0.6%. Foreign currency translation negatively impacted sales by 8.0%. Industrial segment EBIT of $150.8 million declined 6.7% from EBIT of $161.7 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2015.

Specialty segment sales increased 98.1% to $535.9 million from $270.5 million in the first nine months a year ago. Organic sales increased 3.4% and acquisitions, primarily the SPHC reconsolidation, added 99.4%. Foreign currency translation negatively impacted sales by 4.7%. Specialty segment EBIT grew 93.5% to $78.5 million from $40.6 million in the same period a year ago.

In the consumer segment, nine-month sales declined 1.4% to $1.10 billion from $1.11 billion in the first nine months of fiscal 2015. Organic sales improved 0.4%, while acquisitions added 0.7%. Foreign currency negatively impacted sales by 2.5%. Consumer segment EBIT declined 1.8%, to $170.2 million from $173.4 million in the first nine months a year ago.

Business Outlook

"For the fourth quarter of our fiscal year, we expect consumer segment sales to grow in the mid-single-digit range. Benefits from recent market share gains and new product placements that just began impacting sales in the third quarter this year are expected to continue adding incremental sales into fiscal 2017. In our industrial segment, we expect solid growth for businesses serving the U.S. commercial construction markets to be somewhat offset by results from businesses serving the global energy sector. In our specialty segment businesses, sales growth in the mid- to upper-single-digit range will be predominately organically driven.

"While the negative impact of currency translation is diminishing slightly on a sequential basis, it will continue to challenge us. In addition, during last year's fiscal fourth quarter, the company reversed a Synta earn-out accrual in the amount of $9.9 million, impacting EPS favorably by $0.05 per share. Taking into account all of these factors, we are maintaining our guidance for fiscal 2016 full-year results of $2.50 per diluted share," Sullivan stated.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

Management will host a conference call to discuss these results beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT today. The call can be accessed by dialing 888-771-4371 or 847-585-4405 for international callers. Participants are asked to call the assigned number approximately 10 minutes before the conference call begins. The call, which will last approximately one hour, will be open to the public, but only financial analysts will be permitted to ask questions. The media and all other participants will be in a listen-only mode.

For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be available from approximately 12:30 p.m. EDT today until 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 13, 2016. The replay can be accessed by dialing 888-843-7419 or 630-652-3042 for international callers. The access code is 41121751. The call also will be available both live and for replay, and as a written transcript, via the RPM web site at www.rpminc.com.

About RPM

RPM International Inc. owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services across three segments. RPM's industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and other construction chemicals. Industrial companies include Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, and Euclid Chemical. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include Rust-Oleum, DAP, Zinsser, Varathane and Testors. RPM's specialty products include industrial cleaners, colorants, exterior finishes, specialty OEM coatings, edible coatings, restoration services equipment and specialty glazes for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Specialty segment companies include Day-Glo, Dryvit, RPM Wood Finishes, Mantrose-Haeuser, RPM Belgium, Legend Brands, Kop-Coat, and TCI.  Additional details can be found at www.rpminc.com and by following RPM on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RPMintl.

For more information, contact Barry M. Slifstein, vice president – investor relations, at 330-273-5090 or bslifstein@rpminc.com.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" relating to our business. These forward-looking statements, or other statements made by us, are made based on our expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting us, and are subject to uncertainties and factors (including those specified below) which are difficult to predict and, in many instances, are beyond our control. As a result, our actual results could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by any such forward-looking statements. These uncertainties and factors include (a) global markets and general economic conditions, including uncertainties surrounding the volatility in financial markets, the availability of capital and the effect of changes in interest rates, and the viability of banks and other financial institutions; (b) the prices, supply and capacity of raw materials, including assorted pigments, resins, solvents and other natural gas- and oil-based materials; packaging, including plastic containers; and transportation services, including fuel surcharges; (c) continued growth in demand for our products; (d) legal, environmental and litigation risks inherent in our construction and chemicals businesses and risks related to the adequacy of our insurance coverage for such matters; (e) the effect of changes in interest rates; (f) the effect of fluctuations in currency exchange rates upon our foreign operations; (g) the effect of non-currency risks of investing in and conducting operations in foreign countries, including those relating to domestic and international political, social, economic and regulatory factors; (h) risks and uncertainties associated with our ongoing acquisition and divestiture activities; (i) risks related to the adequacy of our contingent liability reserves; and (j) other risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended May 31, 2015, as the same may be updated from time to time. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events, information or circumstances that arise after the date of this release.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME




















IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA























(Unaudited)





































































































As Reported



Adjusted (1)












Three Months Ended



Nine Months Ended



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended












February 29,


February 28,



February 29,


February 28,



February 28,












2016


2015



2016


2015



2015


2015


























Net Sales





$            988,555


$            946,367



$         3,387,065


$         3,221,391



$                     946,367


$               3,221,391






Cost of sales





575,593


566,629



1,947,211


1,879,317



566,629


1,879,317






Gross profit





412,962


379,738



1,439,854


1,342,074



379,738


1,342,074






Selling, general & administrative expenses





370,913


346,171



1,096,361


1,027,585



346,171


1,027,585






Interest expense





23,140


21,493



68,078


60,312



21,493


60,312






Investment (income), net





(2,909)


(7,693)



(8,077)


(16,554)



(7,693)


(16,554)






Other (income), net





(88)


(660)



(876)


(3,524)



(660)


(3,524)






Income before income taxes





21,906


20,427



284,368


274,255



20,427


274,255






Provision for income taxes





2,613


99,379



80,564


174,512



(6,847)


68,286






Net income





19,293


(78,952)



203,804


99,743



27,274


205,969






Less:  Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests




711


(21,604)



1,974


(11,754)



1,118


10,968






Net income attributable to RPM International Inc. Stockholders

$              18,582


$             (57,348)



$            201,830


$            111,497



$                       26,156


$                  195,001






























Earnings per share of common stock attributable to























RPM International Inc. Stockholders:























Basic





$                  0.14


$                 (0.44)



$                  1.53


$                  0.84



$                           0.20


$                        1.47






Diluted





$                  0.14


$                 (0.44)



$                  1.50


$                  0.84



$                           0.20


$                        1.44






























Average shares of common stock outstanding - basic 




129,068


129,795



129,506


130,039



129,795


130,039






Average shares of common stock outstanding - diluted




129,068


129,795



136,848


134,995



129,795


134,995






























(1) See attached page for reconciliation from As Reported to Adjusted figures













































SUPPLEMENTAL SEGMENT INFORMATION




















IN THOUSANDS























(Unaudited)






















Three Months Ended



Nine Months Ended

















February 29,


February 28,



February 29,


February 28,











Net Sales:





2016


2015



2016


2015












Industrial Segment





$            484,012


$            499,594



$         1,757,542


$         1,841,714












Specialty Segment





165,559


120,403



535,928


270,516












Consumer Segment





338,984


326,370



1,093,595


1,109,161












     Total





$            988,555


$            946,367



$         3,387,065


$         3,221,391



































Income Before Income Taxes (a):
























Industrial Segment
























     Income Before Income Taxes (b)





$                   628


$                6,902



$            146,341


$            155,135












     Interest (Expense), Net (c)





(1,448)


(1,872)



(4,482)


(6,519)












     EBIT (d)





$                2,076


$                8,774



$            150,823


$            161,654












Specialty Segment
























     Income Before Income Taxes (b)





$              21,587


$                9,558



$              79,117


$              40,898












     Interest Income, Net (c)





188


188



583


304












     EBIT (d)





$              21,399


$                9,370



$              78,534


$              40,594












Consumer Segment
























     Income Before Income Taxes (b)





$              38,785


$              35,147



$            170,337


$            173,378












     Interest Income (Expense), Net (c)





16


6



116


(6)












     EBIT (d)





$              38,769


$              35,141



$            170,221


$            173,384












Corporate/Other
























     (Expense) Before Income Taxes (b)





$             (39,094)


$             (31,180)



$           (111,427)


$             (95,156)












     Interest (Expense), Net (c)





(18,987)


(12,122)



(56,218)


(37,537)












     EBIT (d)





$             (20,107)


$             (19,058)



$             (55,209)


$             (57,619)












     Consolidated
























          Income Before Income Taxes (b)





$              21,906


$              20,427



$            284,368


$            274,255












          Interest (Expense), Net (c)





(20,231)


(13,800)



(60,001)


(43,758)












          EBIT (d)





$              42,137


$              34,227



$            344,369


$            318,013



































(a)  

Prior period information has been recast to reflect the current period change in reportable segments.











(b)  

The presentation includes a reconciliation of Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes, a measure defined by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (GAAP), to EBIT.








(c)  

Interest (expense), net includes the combination of interest (expense) and investment income/(expense), net.














(d)  

EBIT is defined as earnings (loss) before interest and taxes.  We evaluate the profit performance of our segments based on income before income taxes, but also look to EBIT as a performance evaluation measure 




because interest expense is essentially related to acquisitions, as opposed to segment operations.  For that reason, we believe EBIT is also useful to investors as a metric in their investment decisions.




EBIT should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, income before income taxes as determined in accordance with GAAP, since EBIT omits the impact of interest and taxes in determining


operating performance, which represent items necessary to our continued operations, given our level of indebtedness and ongoing tax obligations.  Nonetheless, EBIT is a key measure expected by and useful to our 


fixed income investors, rating agencies and the banking community all of whom believe, and we concur, that this measure is critical to the capital markets' analysis of our segments' core operating performance.  We 


also evaluate EBIT because it is clear that movements in EBIT impact our ability to attract financing.  Our underwriters and bankers consistently require inclusion of this measure in offering memoranda in conjunction 


with any debt underwriting or bank financing.  EBIT may not be indicative of our historical operating results, nor is it meant to be predictive of potential future results.



 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME












RECONCILIATION OF "AS REPORTED" TO "ADJUSTED"












IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA












(Unaudited)









































































Three Months Ended February 28, 2015
























AS REPORTED


Adjustments


ADJUSTED




















Net Sales



$        946,367


$              -


$     946,367






Cost of sales


566,629


-


566,629






Gross profit



379,738


-


379,738






Selling, general & administrative expenses


346,171


-


346,171






Interest expense


21,493


-


21,493






Investment expense (income), net


(7,693)


-


(7,693)






Other expense (income), net


(660)


-


(660)






Income before income taxes


20,427


-


20,427






Provision for income taxes


99,379


(106,226)

(1)

(6,847)






Net income (loss)


(78,952)


106,226


27,274






Less: Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests


(21,604)


22,722

(1)

1,118






Net (loss) income attributable to RPM International Inc. Stockholders

$         (57,348)


$      83,504


$       26,156




















(Loss) earnings per share attributable to RPM International Inc. Stockholders:























Basic



$             (0.44)


$          0.64


$           0.20






Diluted



$             (0.44)


$          0.64


$           0.20























(1)

Reflects adjustments related to the recognition of an ASC 740-30 tax liability for the potential repatriation of foreign earnings and related impact on NCI Net Income.





















Nine Months Ended February 28, 2015
























AS REPORTED


Adjustments


ADJUSTED




















Net Sales



$     3,221,391


$              -


$  3,221,391






Cost of sales


1,879,317


-


1,879,317






Gross profit



1,342,074


-


1,342,074






Selling, general & administrative expenses


1,027,585


-


1,027,585






Interest expense


60,312


-


60,312






Investment (income), net


(16,554)


-


(16,554)






Other expense (income), net


(3,524)


-


(3,524)






Income before income taxes


274,255


-


274,255






Provision for income taxes


174,512


(106,226)

(1)

68,286






Net income



99,743


106,226


205,969






Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests


(11,754)


22,722

(1)

10,968






Net income attributable to RPM International Inc. Stockholders

$        111,497


$      83,504


$     195,001




















Earnings per share attributable to RPM International Inc. Stockholders:
























Basic



$              0.84


$          0.63


$           1.47






Diluted



$              0.84


$          0.60


$           1.44




















 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS








IN THOUSANDS








(Unaudited)











February 29, 2016


February 28, 2015


May 31, 2015











Assets








Current Assets









Cash and cash equivalents


$             220,712


$             220,390


$             174,711



Trade accounts receivable


769,003


823,126


980,737



Allowance for doubtful accounts


(22,450)


(25,975)


(24,526)



Net trade accounts receivable


746,553


797,151


956,211



Inventories


739,716


724,116


674,205



Deferred income taxes


29,042


29,644


29,892



Prepaid expenses and other current assets


194,285


255,468


264,827



Total current assets


1,930,308


2,026,769


2,099,846











Property, Plant and Equipment, at Cost


1,278,553


1,224,640


1,258,304



Allowance for depreciation


(698,902)


(656,328)


(668,658)



Property, plant and equipment, net


579,651


568,312


589,646


Other Assets









Goodwill


1,182,293


1,201,112


1,215,688



Other intangible assets, net of amortization


566,977


603,398


604,130



Deferred income taxes, non-current


2,237


-


5,685



Other


186,623


155,125


179,245



Total other assets


1,938,130


1,959,635


2,004,748











Total Assets


$          4,448,089


$          4,554,716


$          4,694,240











Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity








Current Liabilities









Accounts payable


$             367,038


$             379,975


$             512,165



Current portion of long-term debt


3,405


151,531


2,038



Accrued compensation and benefits


129,105


117,773


169,370



Accrued losses


27,581


21,808


22,016



Other accrued liabilities


255,274


182,145


197,647



Total current liabilities


782,403


853,232


903,236











Long-Term Liabilities









Long-term debt, less current maturities


1,749,823


1,716,580


1,654,037



Other long-term liabilities


609,952


706,915


752,821



Deferred income taxes


65,391


44,196


90,681



Total long-term liabilities


2,425,166


2,467,691


2,497,539



   Total liabilities


3,207,569


3,320,923


3,400,775



Commitments and contingencies








Stockholders' Equity









Preferred stock; none issued









Common stock (outstanding 132,846; 133,236; 133,203)

1,328


1,332


1,332



Paid-in capital


895,131


852,559


872,127



Treasury stock, at cost


(191,693)


(121,312)


(124,928)



Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)


(497,754)


(344,576)


(394,135)



Retained earnings


1,031,020


843,647


936,996



     Total RPM International Inc. stockholders' equity

1,238,032


1,231,650


1,291,392



Noncontrolling interest


2,488


2,143


2,073



     Total equity


1,240,520


1,233,793


1,293,465











Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity


$          4,448,089


$          4,554,716


$          4,694,240











 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS





IN THOUSANDS







(Unaudited)










Nine Months Ended






February 29,


February 28,






2016


2015










Cash Flows From Operating Activities:






  Net income



$        203,804


$         99,743


  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net






          cash provided by (used for) operating activities:






               Depreciation



49,980


45,870


               Amortization



33,151


25,961


               Reversal of contingent consideration obligations


(14,500)


(19,180)


               Deferred income taxes


(18,556)


93,274


               Stock-based compensation expense


23,000


22,443


               Other non-cash interest expense


7,305


3,182


               Other 



1,994


(4,961)


  Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effect






          from purchases and sales of businesses:






               Decrease in receivables


179,003


72,633


               (Increase) in inventory


(81,837)


(83,257)


               (Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other





                    current and long-term assets


(13,347)


435


               (Decrease) in accounts payable


(133,841)


(147,979)


               (Decrease) in accrued compensation and benefits

(35,202)


(53,593)


               Increase (decrease) in accrued losses


5,948


(7,579)


               Increase in other accrued liabilities


4,696


18,801


               Other



12,221


(41,678)


                    Cash Provided By Operating Activities


223,819


24,115


Cash Flows From Investing Activities:






     Capital expenditures



(54,819)


(47,293)


     Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired


(28,926)


(433,885)


     Purchase of marketable securities


(21,981)


(35,033)


     Proceeds from sales of marketable securities


18,722


41,308


     Other




7,430


13,126


                    Cash (Used For) Investing Activities


(79,574)


(461,777)


Cash Flows From Financing Activities:






     Additions to long-term and short-term debt


116,578


526,585


     Reductions of long-term and short-term debt


(19,419)


(10,609)


     Cash dividends



(107,806)


(101,541)


     Shares of common stock repurchased and returned for taxes

(66,765)


(35,912)


     Payments of acquisition-related contingent consideration

(2,006)


(24,750)


     Other




(1,239)


1,969


                    Cash (Used For) Provided By Financing Activities

(80,657)


355,742










Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and 





     Cash Equivalents

(17,587)


(30,558)










Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents

46,001


(112,478)










Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period

174,711


332,868










Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

$        220,712


$        220,390


















 

 

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SOURCE RPM International Inc.

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