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Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results

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Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE:AP) reported sales for the three and
six months ended June 30, 2018, of $127.4 million and $242.5 million,
respectively, compared to $110.6 million and $214.1 million,
respectively, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017. The
increase is principally attributable to the Forged and Cast Engineered
Products segment.

Loss from operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018,
was $1.6 million and $2.7 million, respectively. This compares to a loss
from operations of $2.2 million and $4.8 million, respectively, for the
comparable prior year periods.

Net loss for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, was $3.0
million or $0.24 per common share, and $2.1 million or $0.17 per common
share, respectively. This compares to net loss for the comparable prior
year periods of $1.9 million or $0.16 per common share, and $6.7 million
or $0.54 per common share, respectively.

Sales for the Forged and Cast Engineered Products segment for the three
and six months ended June 30, 2018, increased 17% and 16%, respectively,
compared to the same periods of the prior year. The current year periods
benefited from higher sales of forged and cast mill rolls, and forged
engineered products, primarily for the oil and gas industry. Operating
results for the second quarter of 2018 declined from the second quarter
of 2017 but remain improved on a year-to-date basis compared to prior
year. Operating results for both the current quarter and year-to-date
periods benefited from the higher overall volume of shipments and better
pricing. The expected improvement, however, was offset by increased
operating costs, the loss of a key customer due to a plant closure and
the loss of sales and plant cost absorption driven by tariffs imposed by
the U.S. on imports of steel into the U.S. from the Corporation's
Canadian subsidiary, ASW Steel Inc. Additionally, the prior year periods
include the recovery of a portion of a receivable associated with a
customer bankruptcy.

Sales and operating income for the Air and Liquid Processing segment for
the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, improved when compared to
the same periods of the prior year due to a higher volume of shipments
and product mix.

Commenting on the quarter's results, Brett McBrayer, Ampco-Pittsburgh's
Chief Executive Officer said, "As we navigate Ampco-Pittsburgh through
this challenging period, I am thoroughly evaluating the current state of
our commercial relationships and plant operations. Additionally, we face
new headwinds. The tariffs imposed by the U.S. on imported steel
products from Canada are having a significant negative impact on our
Canadian subsidiary, ASW. We are also seeing a lower frac block order
intake due to what we believe to be inventory adjustments in the supply
chain. We are moving to mitigate these headwinds through a number of
actions, several of which are already in progress."

Teleconference Access

Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE:AP) will hold a conference call on
Friday August 10, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) to discuss its
financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. If you
would like to participate in the conference call, please register using
the link below or by dialing 1-844-308-3408 at least five minutes before
the 10:30 a.m. ET start time.

We encourage participants to pre-register for the conference call using
the following link. Callers who pre-register will be given a conference
passcode and unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call and bypass
the live operator. Participants may pre-register at any time, including
up to and after the call start time. To pre-register, please go to: http://dpregister.com/10122377.

Those without internet access or unable to pre-register may dial in by
calling:

  • Participant Dial-in (Toll Free): 1-844-308-3408
  • Participant International Dial-in: 1-412-317-5408

For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be
available one hour after the event concludes on our website under the
Investors menu at www.ampcopgh.com.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act")
provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements made by or on our
behalf. This news release may contain forward-looking statements that
reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial
performance. All statements in this document other than statements of
historical fact are statements that are, or could be, deemed
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Act. In this
document, statements regarding future financial position, sales, costs,
earnings, cash flows, other measures of results of operations, capital
expenditures or debt levels and plans, objectives, outlook, targets,
guidance or goals are forward-looking statements. Words such as "may,"
"intend," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "project,"
"forecast" and other terms of similar meaning that indicate future
events and trends are also generally intended to identify
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of
the date on which such statements are made, are not guarantees of future
performance or expectations, and involve risks and uncertainties. For
Ampco-Pittsburgh, these risks and uncertainties include, but are not
limited to, those described under Item 1A, Risk Factors, of
Ampco-Pittsburgh's Annual Report on Form 10-K. In addition, there may be
events in the future that we are not able to predict accurately or
control which may cause actual results to differ materially from
expectations expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. Except
as required by applicable law, we assume no obligation, and disclaim any
obligation, to update forward-looking statements whether as a result of
new information, events or otherwise.

   

AMPCO-PITTSBURGH CORPORATION

FINANCIAL SUMMARY

(In thousands except per share amounts)

 
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2018   2017 2018   2017
 
Sales $ 127,427   $ 110,550   $ 242,504   $ 214,066  
 
Cost of products sold
(excl depreciation and amortization) 108,576 92,052 203,333 176,833
Selling and administrative 14,814 15,053 30,287 30,430
Depreciation and amortization 5,769 5,646 11,674 11,568
Gain on disposal of assets   (106 )   (1 )   (61 )   (1 )
Total operating expense   129,053     112,750     245,233     218,830  
 
 
Loss from operations (1,626 ) (2,200 ) (2,729 ) (4,764 )
Other income (expense) – net   (526 )   (136 )   1,525     (2,149 )
 
Loss before income taxes (2,152 ) (2,336 ) (1,204 ) (6,913 )
Income tax (provision) benefit (548 ) 102 (107 ) (33 )
Equity income in joint venture   -     485     -     535  
 
Net loss before non-controlling interest (2,700 ) (1,749 ) (1,311 ) (6,411 )
Net income attributable to
non-controlling interest   294     164     742     285  
Net loss $ (2,994 ) $ (1,913 ) $ (2,053 ) $ (6,696 )
 
Loss per common share:
Basic $ (0.24 ) $ (0.16 ) $ (0.17 ) $ (0.54 )
Diluted $ (0.24 ) $ (0.16 ) $ (0.17 ) $ (0.54 )
 
Weighted-average number of
common shares outstanding:
Basic   12,439     12,327     12,401     12,299  
Diluted   12,439     12,327     12,401     12,299  

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