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CSW Industrials Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2018 Results

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  • Increased revenue by 12.8% year-over-year to $90.4 million from $80.1 million in the prior year period.
  • Second quarter 2018 GAAP operating income of $12.0 million; Non-GAAP operating income of $14.1 million.
  • Second quarter 2018 GAAP net earnings of $7.3 million, or $0.46 per diluted share; Non-GAAP net earnings of $8.9 million, or $0.56 per diluted share.

DALLAS, Nov. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSW Industrials, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSWI), a diversified industrial growth company with well-established, scalable platforms and domain expertise across three segments: Industrial Products; Coatings, Sealants & Adhesives; and Specialty Chemicals, today reported results for the fiscal second quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Net revenue during the fiscal second quarter of 2018 increased 12.8% to $90.4 million, compared to the prior year period of $80.1 million. Organic growth was 6.0%, and acquisitions contributed 6.8% to total growth.  The increase in revenue was primarily attributable to increases in sales into the energy and HVAC end markets as well as $5.4 million of acquisition-related revenue, partially offset by $2.6 million of estimated lost sales resulting from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Operating income in the fiscal second quarter of 2018 was $12.0 million, or 13.3% of sales, compared to $7.0 million, or 8.7% of sales, in the prior year period. The increase in operating income was the result of higher sales leverage and a one-time impairment charge in the prior year that did not reoccur.  
                                                                                                                
Joseph B. Armes, CSW Industrials' Chief Executive Officer, commented, "As we reach the halfway point in our fiscal year, we have delivered healthy growth in sales and earnings, with strong contributions from our Industrial Products and Specialty Chemical segments.  We continue to work through challenges in our Coatings, Sealants and Adhesives segment, and remain committed to our ongoing realignment and optimization plans.  We are positioned well to serve our customers and deliver value to our shareholders."

Armes continued, "We accomplished strong consolidated performance despite Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which impacted our operations. We were fortunate that our facilities did not suffer any physical damage, and we were able to return to normal production in a short time period. While several of our team members were adversely affected, we are grateful for the safety of our employees during these devastating storms. We are also proud of the way the collective CSW Industrials' community came together to support those affected."

Second Quarter Results of Operations
Consolidated revenue increased to $90.4 million, compared with the prior year level of $80.1 million.

Industrial Products segment revenue was $48.5 million, compared to the prior year of $41.9 million. Higher revenue was the result of strong sales into HVAC, coupled with acquisition related revenue.  GAAP segment operating income increased to $12.3 million, compared to the prior year of $9.9 million.  Adjusted to exclude non-recurring expenses primarily related to restructuring and realignment, segment operating income increased 26.0% to $12.5 million, compared to $9.9 million in the prior year.

Coatings, Sealants and Adhesives (CS&A) segment revenue decreased to $21.4 million, compared to the prior year of $23.0 million. GAAP segment operating income was $0.3 million, compared to the prior year operating loss of $1.6 million. Adjusted to exclude non-recurring costs primarily related to restructuring, realignment and impairment, segment operating income was $2.2 million, approximately flat when compared to the prior year.  

Specialty Chemicals segment revenue was $20.5 million, compared to the prior year of $15.2 million. Higher sales were driven primarily by increases in the energy end market. GAAP segment operating income was $2.2 million, compared to the prior year of $1.2 million. Adjusted to exclude non-recurring costs primarily related to restructuring and realignment, segment operating income was $2.2 million, compared to $1.7 million in the prior year.

Consolidated gross profit increased to $38.8 million, compared to the prior year level of $35.7 million.  Gross profit as a percentage of sales was 43.0%, compared to 44.5% in the prior year period. Lower gross margin compared to the prior year primarily reflected the effect of restructuring and realignment costs and negative mix. In total, the Company incurred $2.0 million in restructuring and realignment costs in the current fiscal quarter vs. $0.7 million in the prior year fiscal quarter.

Consolidated operating expenses decreased 6.5% to $26.8 million, or 29.7% of sales, compared to the prior year level of $28.7 million, or 35.8% of sales. Lower operating costs compared to the prior year were primarily attributable to an intangible asset impairment that did not re-occur in the second quarter of 2018.

Consolidated net income was $7.3 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, compared to $3.8 million, or $0.24 per diluted share in the prior year period. Adjusted to exclude one-time expenses and applying a normalized tax rate, adjusted net income in the second quarter of 2018 was $8.9 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, compared to $7.5 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, in the prior year period. 

Conference Call Information
The company will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results, followed by a question and answer session for the investment community.  A live webcast of the call can be accessed at ir.cswindustrials.com. To access the call, participants may dial toll-free at 1-877-407-0784 or 1-201-689-8560 (international) and request to join the CSW Industrials earnings call.

To listen to a telephonic replay of the conference call, dial toll-free 1-844-512-2921 or 1-412-317-6671 (international) and enter confirmation code 13672684. The telephonic replay will be available beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, and will last through 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  The call will also be available for replay via the webcast link on CSW Industrials' Investor Relations website.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release includes 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, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Words or phrases such as "may," "should," "expects," "could," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "estimates," "believes," "forecasts," "predicts" or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which include, without limitation, earnings forecasts, statements relating to our business strategy and statements of expectations, beliefs, future plans and strategies and anticipated developments concerning our industry, business, operations and financial performance and condition.

The forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on our current expectations, projections, estimates and assumptions. These statements are only predictions, not guarantees. Such forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from what is forecast in such forward-looking statements, and include, without limitation, the risk factors described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information currently available to us, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement except as may be required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes an analysis of adjusted earnings per share, adjusted net income, and adjusted operating income, which are non-GAAP financial measures of performance.  For a reconciliation of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures and for a discussion of why we consider these Non-GAAP measures useful, see the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures" section of this release.
                                  
About CSW Industrials
CSWI is a diversified industrial growth company with well-established, scalable platforms and domain expertise across three segments: Industrial Products; Coatings, Sealants & Adhesives; and Specialty Chemicals. CSWI's broad portfolio of leading products provides performance optimizing solutions to its customers. CSWI's products include mechanical products for heating, ventilation and air conditioning ("HVAC") and refrigeration applications, coatings and sealants and high performance specialty lubricants. Markets that CSWI serves include: HVAC, industrial, rail, plumbing, architecturally-specified building products, energy, mining and general industrial markets.

 

                       
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME 
(unaudited)
     
Income Statement   Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Six Months Ended
September 30,
      2017       2016           2017       2016    
(in thousands, except per share amounts)                      
Revenues, net   $ 90,369     $ 80,131         $ 188,396     $ 164,238    
Cost of revenues     (51,524 )     (44,468 )         (107,182 )     (90,372 )  
Gross profit     38,845       35,663           81,214       73,866    
Selling, general and administrative expenses     (26,830 )     (25,894 )         (54,936 )     (55,605 )  
Impairment expenses     -       (2,800 )         -       (3,883 )  
Operating income     12,015       6,969           26,278       14,378    
Interest expense, net     (706 )     (742 )         (1,338 )     (1,490 )  
Other income (expense), net     256       753           (56 )     1,291    
Income before income taxes     11,565       6,980           24,884       14,179    
Provision for income taxes     (4,263 )     (3,138 )         (9,068 )     (6,242 )  
Net income   $
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