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TriMas Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Oct. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TriMas (NASDAQ:TRS) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Third Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Increased net sales by 3.5% to $209.3 million
  • Increased operating profit by 58.1% to $28.1 million, while operating profit, excluding Special Items,(1) increased by 2.3% to $28.8 million
  • Increased diluted EPS by 52.6% to $0.29, while diluted EPS, excluding Special Items, increased by 11.4% to $0.39
  • Reduced Total Debt of $336.6 million, less cash and cash equivalents of $24.8 million, by $68.1 million compared to September 30, 2016

Third Quarter 2017

TriMas reported third quarter net sales of $209.3 million, an increase of 3.5% compared to $202.3 million in third quarter 2016. The Company reported operating profit of $28.1 million in third quarter 2017, an increase of 58.1% compared to $17.8 million in third quarter 2016. Excluding Special Items related to business realignment costs primarily associated with previously announced facility exits, third quarter 2017 operating profit would have been $28.8 million, an increase of 2.3% compared to the prior year period.

The Company reported third quarter 2017 net income of $13.1 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared to net income of $8.8 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, in third quarter 2016. Excluding Special Items related to debt financing and business realignment costs, third quarter 2017 net income would have been $17.7 million, resulting in diluted earnings per share of $0.39, an increase of 11.4% compared to $0.35 in the prior year period.

"We are pleased with our sales and earnings growth, cash flow conversion and progress on operational improvements in the third quarter and year-to-date," said Thomas Amato, TriMas President and Chief Executive Officer. "Overall, the third quarter came in largely on plan, despite some unanticipated impacts, including the hurricane in the Gulf Coast region. We are focused on execution and continuous improvements, and remain excited about the long-term prospects for TriMas."

"During the third quarter, we also proactively refinanced our debt and extended our maturities at favorable rates, providing enhanced flexibility for TriMas to grow well into the future. We will continue to focus on leveraging the TriMas Business Model to drive performance improvements and position us for long-term growth as we plan for 2018 and beyond. In the meantime, we are working diligently to mitigate near-term matters impacting our businesses, and remain focused on achieving our 2017 operating plan. As such, we are tightening our full year earnings per share outlook to $1.37 to $1.43," Amato concluded.

Financial Position

During the third quarter, the Company issued $300 million of senior unsecured notes at a rate of 4.875% due October 15, 2025. The Company used the proceeds from the offering to fully repay the $250.9 million principal, plus related interest, outstanding on its former senior secured term loan A facility due 2020, repay approximately $41.7 million of outstanding obligations under the Company's accounts receivable facility, and pay fees and expenses related to the debt refinancing. The Company also amended its revolving credit facilities to provide for $300 million of available capacity and extend maturities to September 2022.

TriMas reported Total Debt of $336.6 million as of September 30, 2017, compared to $374.7 million as of December 31, 2016, and $402.4 million as of September 30, 2016, reductions of $38.1 million and $65.8 million, respectively. TriMas ended third quarter 2017 with $320.1 million of cash and aggregate availability under its revolving credit and accounts receivable facilities.

The Company reported net cash provided by operations of $23.1 million which resulted in Free Cash Flow(2) of $22.0 million for third quarter 2017, compared to net cash provided by operations of $13.5 million and Free Cash Flow of $11.2 million in third quarter 2016. Free Cash Flow was approximately 121% of net income, and 124% of net income, excluding Special Items, for third quarter 2017. Please see Appendix I for further details.

Third Quarter Segment Results

Packaging (Approximately 42% of TriMas September 30, 2017 LTM sales)

The Packaging segment, which consists primarily of the Rieke® brand, develops and manufactures specialty dispensing and closure applications for the health, beauty and home care, food and beverage, and industrial markets. Net sales for the third quarter decreased 0.9% compared to the year ago period, as an increase in food and beverage product sales was more than offset by lower sales of beauty and home care and industrial products in North America. Although sales decreased, third quarter operating profit and the related margin percentage increased, primarily as a result of lower selling, general and administrative expenses in third quarter 2017.

Aerospace (Approximately 23% of TriMas September 30, 2017 LTM sales)

The Aerospace segment, which is comprised of the Monogram Aerospace Fasteners, Allfast Fastening Systems®, Mac Fasteners and Martinic Engineering brands, develops, qualifies and manufactures highly-engineered, precision fasteners and machined products to serve the aerospace market. Net sales for the third quarter increased 2.4% compared to the year ago period, driven primarily by continued improved production throughput and deliveries, and solid order demand. Third quarter operating profit and the related margin percentage increased due to the impact of continued performance improvement actions and lower selling, general and administrative expenses in third quarter 2017, which were partially offset by a less favorable product sales mix. Excluding Special Items, operating profit and the related margin percentage declined slightly, as the positive impact of the performance improvement actions were tempered by the results of the less favorable product sales mix.

Energy (Approximately 20% of TriMas September 30, 2017 LTM sales)

The Energy segment, which consists of the Lamons® brand, designs, manufactures and distributes industrial sealing and fastener products for the petrochemical, petroleum refining, oil field and other industrial markets. Third quarter net sales increased by 5.8% compared to the year ago period, primarily due to higher demand as a result of improved delivery performance and responding to customers' immediate needs following Hurricane Harvey, partially offset by the impact of de-emphasizing less profitable geographic regions. Third quarter operating profit and the related margin percentage increased as a result of improved financial performance given the restructured footprint and fewer costs associated with business realignment in the third quarter of 2017. Excluding Special Items, operating profit margin declined slightly, as the expected performance improvements were tempered by higher production costs and less favorable product sales mix resulting from the impact of the hurricane. 

Engineered Components (Approximately 15% of TriMas September 30, 2017 LTM sales)

The Engineered Components segment, which is comprised of the Norris Cylinder and Arrow® Engine brands, designs and manufactures highly-engineered steel cylinders, wellhead engines and compression products for use within the industrial, and oil and gas markets. Third quarter net sales increased by 17.0% compared to the year ago period, due to higher sales of small and mid-sized acetylene cylinders, as well as oil field-related products due to increased oil and gas well completions in the U.S. and Canada. Third quarter operating profit increased as a result of the higher sales levels, while the related margin percentage decreased, as the impact of higher sales levels was more than offset by a less favorable product mix and higher steel costs on sales of industrial cylinders.

Outlook

The Company is updating its full-year 2017 outlook provided on February 28, 2017. The Company continues to estimate that 2017 sales will increase 2% to 4% compared to 2016. The Company expects full-year 2017 diluted earnings per share to be between $1.37 to $1.43 per share, excluding any current or future events that may be considered Special Items, as compared to $1.35 to $1.45 per share previously. In addition, the Company is now targeting 2017 Free Cash Flow(2) to be greater than 125% of net income, an increase from the previous guidance of greater than 100% of net income.

Conference Call Information

TriMas will host its third quarter 2017 earnings conference call today, Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 10 a.m. ET. The call-in number is (888) 208-1815. Participants should request to be connected to the TriMas third quarter 2017 earnings conference call (Conference ID #4178159). The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast via TriMas' website at www.trimascorp.com, under the "Investors" section, with an accompanying slide presentation. A replay of the conference call will be available on the TriMas website or by dialing (888) 203-1112 (Replay Passcode #4178159) beginning October 26, 2017 at 3 p.m. ET through November 2, 2017 at 3 p.m. ET. 

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Any "forward-looking" statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, contained herein, including those relating to the Company's business, financial condition or future results, involve risks and uncertainties with respect to, including, but not limited to: general economic and currency conditions; material and energy costs; risks and uncertainties associated with intangible assets, including goodwill or other intangible asset impairment charges; competitive factors; future trends; the Company's ability to realize its business strategies; the Company's ability to identify attractive acquisition candidates, successfully integrate acquired operations or realize the intended benefits of such acquisitions; the performance of subcontractors and suppliers; supply constraints; market demand; technology factors; intellectual property factors; litigation; government and regulatory actions; the Company's leverage; liabilities imposed by debt instruments; labor disputes; changes to fiscal and tax policies; contingent liabilities relating to acquisition activities; information technology factors; the disruption of operations from catastrophic or extraordinary events, including natural disasters; the potential impact of Brexit; tax considerations relating to the Cequent spin-off; the Company's future prospects; and other risks that are detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 11, 2017. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made herein are based on information currently available, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.   

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In this release, certain non-GAAP financial measures are used. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure may be found in Appendix I at the end of this release. Additional information is available at www.trimascorp.com under the "Investors" section.

(1) Appendix I details certain costs, expenses and other amounts or charges, collectively described as "Special Items," that are included in the determination of net income, earnings per share and/or cash flows from operating activities under GAAP, but that management believes should be separately considered when evaluating the quality of the Company's core operating results, given they may not reflect the ongoing activities of the business. Management believes that presenting these non-GAAP financial measures, on an after Special Items basis, provides useful information to investors by helping them identify underlying trends in the Company's businesses and facilitating comparisons of performance with prior and future periods.  These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a replacement for or superior to, the comparable GAAP financial measures.
   
(2) The Company defines Free Cash Flow as Net Cash Provided by/Used for Operating Activities, excluding the cash impact of Special Items, less Capital Expenditures. Please see Appendix I for additional details. 
   

About TriMas

TriMas is a diversified industrial manufacturer of products for customers in the consumer products, aerospace, industrial, petrochemical, refinery and oil & gas end markets with approximately 4,000 dedicated employees in 13 countries. We provide customers with a wide range of innovative and quality product solutions through our market-leading businesses, which we report in four segments: Packaging, Aerospace, Engineered Components and Energy. The TriMas family of businesses has strong brand names in the markets served, and operates under a common set of values and strategic priorities under the TriMas Business Model. TriMas is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "TRS," and is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.trimascorp.com.

 
TriMas Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
(Dollars in thousands)
 
    September 30,
 2017
  December 31,
 2016
Assets   (unaudited)    
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 24,760     $ 20,710  
Receivables, net   125,410     111,570  
Inventories   160,180     160,460  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   8,800     16,060  
Total current assets   319,150     308,800  
Property and equipment, net   185,800     179,160  
Goodwill   318,730     315,080  
Other intangibles, net   199,150     213,920  
Other assets   30,500     34,690  
Total assets   $ 1,053,330     $ 1,051,650  
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity        
Current liabilities:        
Current maturities, long-term debt   $     $ 13,810  
Accounts payable   77,720     72,270  
Accrued liabilities   41,600     47,190  
Total current liabilities   119,320     133,270  
Long-term debt, net   336,560     360,840  
Deferred income taxes   5,750     5,910  
Other long-term liabilities   44,740     51,910  
Total liabilities   506,370     551,930  
Total shareholders' equity   546,960     499,720  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 1,053,330     $ 1,051,650  


 
TriMas Corporation
 Consolidated Statement of Income
 (Unaudited - dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
    Three months ended
September 30,
  Nine months ended
September 30,
    2017   2016   2017   2016
Net sales   $ 209,330     $ 202,290     $ 622,530     $ 608,490  
Cost of sales   (150,500 )   (144,240 )   (452,530 )   (437,440 )
Gross profit   58,830     58,050     170,000     171,050  
Selling, general and administrative expenses   (30,710 )   (40,260 )   (99,890 )   (118,150 )
Operating profit   28,120     17,790     70,110     52,900  
Other expense, net:                
Interest expense   (3,390 )   (3,480 )   (10,360 )   (10,230 )
Debt financing and related expenses   (6,640 )       (6,640 )    
Other expense, net   (200 )   (200 )   (780 )   (130 )
Other expense, net   (10,230 )   (3,680 )   (17,780 )   (10,360 )
Income before income tax expense   17,890     14,110     52,330     42,540  
Income tax expense   (4,760 )   (5,330 )   (17,360 )   (14,980 )
Net income   $ 13,130     $ 8,780     $ 34,970     $ 27,560  
Basic earnings per share:                
Net income per share   $ 0.29     $ 0.19     $ 0.77     $ 0.61  
Weighted average common shares—basic   45,721,155     45,435,936     45,669,782     45,381,592  
Diluted earnings per share:                
Net income per share   $ 0.29     $ 0.19     $ 0.76     $ 0.60  
Weighted average common shares—diluted   46,029,361     45,760,455     45,953,578     45,713,873  


 
TriMas Corporation
 Consolidated Statement of Cash Flow
 (Unaudited - dollars in thousands)
 
    Nine months ended
September 30,
    2017   2016
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:        
Net income   $ 34,970     $ 27,560  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Loss on dispositions of assets   3,210     1,350  
Depreciation   18,890     17,710  
Amortization of intangible assets   14,920     15,330  
Amortization of debt issue costs   1,030     1,000  
Deferred income taxes   2,420     360  
Non-cash compensation expense   5,090     5,240  
Tax effect from stock based compensation       (640 )
Debt financing and related expenses   6,640      
Increase in receivables   (12,700 )   (9,790 )
Increase in inventories   (580 )   (4,560 )
Decrease in prepaid expenses and other assets   7,110     10,780  
Decrease in accounts payable and accrued liabilities   (8,590 )   (17,150 )
Other operating activities   240     (780 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   72,650     46,410  
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:        
Capital expenditures   (24,120 )   (22,390 )
Net proceeds from disposition of property and equipment   1,800     120  
Net cash used for investing activities   (22,320 )   (22,270 )
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:        
Proceeds from issuance of senior notes   300,000      
Repayments of borrowings on term loan facilities   (257,940 )   (10,380 )
Proceeds from borrowings on revolving credit and accounts receivable facilities   353,710     314,860  
Repayments of borrowings on revolving credit and accounts receivable facilities   (435,250 )   (324,780 )
Debt financing fees   (6,070 )    
Shares surrendered upon options and restricted stock vesting to cover taxes   (480 )   (1,500 )
Other financing activities   (250 )   760  
Net cash used for financing activities   (46,280 )   (21,040 )
Cash and Cash Equivalents:        
Net increase for the period   4,050     3,100  
At beginning of period   20,710     19,450  
At end of period   $ 24,760     $ 22,550  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:        
Cash paid for interest   $ 9,020     $ 8,870  
Cash paid for taxes   $ 13,140     $ 9,130  


Appendix I

 
TriMas Corporation
Additional Information Regarding Special Items Impacting
Reported GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited - dollars in thousands)
 
    Three months ended
September 30,
  Nine months ended
September 30,
    2017   2016   2017   2016
Packaging                
Net sales   $ 89,560     $ 90,330     $ 259,260     $ 258,550  
Operating profit   $ 23,090     $ 20,090     $ 61,480     $ 59,340  
Special Items to consider in evaluating operating profit:                
Business restructuring and severance costs       1,660     1,670     2,720  
  Excluding Special Items, operating profit would have been   $ 23,090     $ 21,750     $ 63,150     $ 62,060  
                 
Aerospace                
Net sales   $ 48,550     $ 47,430     $ 141,550     $ 132,020  
Operating profit   $ 7,760     $ 6,660     $ 19,690     $ 13,670  
Special Items to consider in evaluating operating profit:                
Business restructuring and severance costs       1,240         2,800  
  Excluding Special Items, operating profit would have been   $ 7,760     $ 7,900     $ 19,690     $ 16,470  
                 
Energy                
Net sales   $ 40,440     $ 38,230     $ 124,860     $ 122,930  
Operating profit (loss)   $ 1,240     $ (1,870 )   $ (2,550 )   $ (8,570 )
Special Items to consider in evaluating operating profit:                
Business restructuring and severance costs   470     3,640     10,800     13,230  
  Excluding Special Items, operating profit would have been   $ 1,710     $ 1,770     $ 8,250     $ 4,660  
                 
Engineered Components                
Net sales   $ 30,780     $ 26,300     $ 96,860     $ 94,990  
Operating profit   $ 3,310     $ 3,180     $ 13,000     $ 12,620  
Special Items to consider in evaluating operating profit:                
Business restructuring and severance costs       230         400  
  Excluding Special Items, operating profit would have been   $ 3,310     $ 3,410     $ 13,000     $ 13,020  
                 
Corporate Expenses                
Operating loss   $ (7,280 )   $ (10,270 )   $ (21,510 )   $ (24,160 )
Special Items to consider in evaluating operating loss:                
Business restructuring and severance costs   180     3,560     360     3,560  
  Excluding Special Items, operating loss would have been   $ (7,100 )   $ (6,710 )   (21,150 )   (20,600 )
                 
Total Company                
Net sales   $ 209,330     $ 202,290     $ 622,530     $ 608,490  
Operating profit   $ 28,120     $ 17,790     $ 70,110     $ 52,900  
Total Special Items to consider in evaluating operating profit   650     10,330     12,830     22,710  
Excluding Special Items, operating profit would have been   $ 28,770     $ 28,120     $ 82,940     $ 75,610  


Appendix I 

 
TriMas Corporation
Additional Information Regarding Special Items Impacting
Reported GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited - dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
    Three months ended
September 30,
  Nine months ended
September 30,
    2017   2016   2017   2016
Net Income, as reported   $ 13,130     $ 8,780     $ 34,970     $ 27,560  
Special Items to consider in evaluating quality of net income:                
Business restructuring and severance costs   440     10,560     12,550     23,350  
Debt financing and related expenses   6,640         6,640      
Income tax effect of Special Items(1)   (2,480 )   (3,210 )   (4,280 )   (6,780 )
Excluding Special Items, net income would have been   $ 17,730     $ 16,130     $ 49,880     $ 44,130  
                 
    Three months ended
September 30,
  Nine months ended
September 30,
    2017   2016   2017   2016
Diluted earnings per share, as reported   $ 0.29     $ 0.19     $ 0.76     $ 0.60  
Special Items to consider in evaluating quality of EPS:                
Business restructuring and severance costs   0.01     0.23     0.28     0.51  
Debt financing and related expenses   0.14         0.14      
Income tax effect of Special Items(1)   (0.05 )   (0.07 )   (0.09 )   (0.15 )
Excluding Special Items, diluted EPS would have been   $ 0.39     $ 0.35     $ 1.09     $ 0.96  
Weighted-average shares outstanding   46,029,361     45,760,455     45,953,578     45,713,873  


(1) Income tax effect of Special Items is calculated on an item-by-item basis, utilizing the tax rate in the jurisdiction where the Special Item occurred. For the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, the income tax effect of Special Items varied from the tax rate inherent in the Company's reported GAAP results, primarily as a result of certain of the Special Items in each period being incurred in jurisdictions where no tax benefit could be recorded due to valuation allowance assessments.
   

Appendix I

 
TriMas Corporation
Additional Information Regarding Special Items Impacting
Reported GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited - dollars in thousands)
 
    Three months ended September 30,
    2017   2016
    As
reported
  Special
Items
  Excluding
Special
Items
  As
reported
  Special
Items
  Excluding
Special
Items
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 23,060     $ 6,170     $ 29,230     $ 13,470     $ 7,160     $ 20,630  
Less: Capital expenditures   (7,210 )       (7,210 )   (9,430 )       (9,430 )
Free Cash Flow   15,850     6,170     22,020     4,040     7,160     11,200  
Net Income   13,130     4,600     17,730     8,780     7,350     16,130  
Free Cash Flow as a percentage of net income   121 %       124 %   46 %       69 %
                         
    Nine months ended September 30,
    2017   2016
    As
reported
  Special
Items
  Excluding
Special
Items
  As
reported
  Special
Items
  Excluding
Special
Items
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 72,650     $ 15,000     $ 87,650     46,410     $ 15,520     $ 61,930  
Less: Capital expenditures   (24,120 )       (24,120 )   (22,390 )       (22,390 )
Free Cash Flow   48,530     15,000     63,530     24,020     15,520     39,540  
Net Income   34,970     14,910     49,880     27,560     16,570     44,130  
Free Cash Flow as a percentage of net income   139 %       127 %   87 %       90 %


    September 30,
 2017
  December 31,
 2016
  September 30,
 2016
Current maturities, long-term debt   $     $ 13,810     $ 13,840  
Long-term debt, net   336,560     360,840     388,580  
Total Debt   336,560     374,650     402,420  
Less: Cash and cash equivalents   24,760     20,710     22,550  
Net Debt   $ 311,800     $ 353,940     $ 379,870  


CONTACT:
Sherry Lauderback
VP, Investor Relations & Communications
(248) 631-5506
sherrylauderback@trimascorp.com

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