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CSW Industrials Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2019 Results

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  • First quarter 2019 revenue from continuing operations of $89.6 million, compared to $89.3 million in the prior year period.
  • First quarter 2019 GAAP operating income of $17.7 million; Non-GAAP operating income of $15.9 million.
  • First quarter 2019 GAAP net earnings from continuing operations of $14.0 million, or $0.88 per diluted share; Non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations of $12.0 million, or $0.76 per diluted share.
  • Returned $7.3 million to shareholders through share repurchases of 146 thousand shares.
  • The Company completed a sale of assets related to its Coatings business on July 31, 2018.

DALLAS, Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSW Industrials, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSWI), a diversified industrial growth company with well-established, scalable platforms and domain expertise across two segments: Industrial Products and Specialty Chemicals, today reported results for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Net revenue during the fiscal first quarter of 2019 was $89.6 million, compared to $89.3 million in the prior year. Modestly higher revenue was driven by increased sales in the industrial products segment, partially offset by lower sales volumes in specialty chemicals. Net revenue in the fiscal first quarter of 2019 moderated as a result of a cooler spring and a slow start to the HVAC season, which was amplified by the strong preseason stocking activity by distributors in our fiscal fourth quarter of 2018. GAAP operating income from continuing operations increased 6.4% to $17.7 million, compared to $16.7 million in the prior year. The increase was driven primarily by $2.6 million in gains on the sale of two facilities as the Company continued to optimize manufacturing capacity and monetize non-essential assets, partially offset by negative product mix and increased material costs.

Net income from continuing operations in the fiscal first quarter of 2019 was $14.0 million, or $0.88 per diluted share, compared to $10.3 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Adjusted to exclude one-time items and applying a normalized tax rate, adjusted net income from continuing operations in the fiscal first quarter of 2019 was $12.0 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, compared to $11.0 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, in the prior year period.

Joseph B. Armes, CSW Industrials' Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Our team executed well and we reported adjusted earnings growth despite several challenges impacting our business. These factors included a cooler than normal spring that tempered HVAC demand, increased product costs, upfront expenses in efficiency programs which we expect to benefit our second half, and adoption of new revenue recognition standards, all of which moderated our reported results."

First Quarter Results of Operations
Consolidated revenue increased to $89.6 million, compared with the prior year level of $89.3 million.

Industrial Products segment revenue was $53.9 million, compared to $53.3 million in the prior year. Higher revenue was mainly the result of increased sales volume in HVAC and plumbing end markets, partially offset by decreases in architecturally-specified building product end market and the adoption of ASC 606 Revenue Recognition. GAAP segment operating income was $13.9 million, compared to $13.7 million in the prior year.  Adjusted to exclude non-recurring items related to the sale of a facility, segment operating income was $13.6 million, compared to $13.9 million in the prior year.

Specialty Chemicals segment revenue was $35.7 million, compared to $36.0 million in the prior year. Lower sales were driven by reduced volumes in the mining and HVAC end markets, partially offset by an increase in energy and rail end markets. GAAP segment operating income increased 17.7% to $6.5 million, compared to $5.5 million in the prior year. Adjusted to exclude non-recurring items primarily related the sale of a facility, segment operating income was $5.0 million, compared to $6.4 million in the prior year.

Consolidated gross profit increased to $42.1 million, compared to $41.9 million in the prior year.  Gross margin as a percentage of sales was 47.0%, compared to 46.9% in the prior year.

Consolidated operating expenses decreased 3.4% to $24.4 million, or 27.2% of sales, compared to $25.2 million, or 28.2% of sales, in the prior year. The decrease was attributable to lower professional fees and restructuring and realignment activities in the prior year that did not recur.

Reported income from continuing operations was $14.0 million, or $0.88 per diluted share, compared to $10.3 million, or $0.65 per diluted share in the prior year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items and applying a normalized tax rate, adjusted income from continuing operations in the fiscal first quarter of 2019 was $12.0 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, compared to adjusted income from continuing operations of $11.0 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, in the prior year.

The Company also announced that it has completed a sale of assets related to its Coatings business, which was previously classified as held for sale, to an unrelated third party. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed due to immateriality.

Conference Call Information
The company will host a conference call today 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 13681698. The telephonic replay will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, and will last through 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  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, effective tax rate, 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 two segments: Industrial Products 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, 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 Income Statements    
     
  Unaudited
  Three Months Ended June 30,
(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)   2018         2017  
Revenues, net $ 89,578       $ 89,299  
Cost of revenues   (47,490 )       (47,426 )
Gross profit   42,088         41,873  
Selling, general and administrative expenses   (24,344 )       (25,202 )
Operating income   17,744         16,671  
Interest expense, net   (384 )       (631 )
Other income (expense), net   738         18  
Income before income taxes   18,098         16,058  
Provision for income taxes   (4,091 )       (5,771 )
Income from continuing operations   14,007         10,287  
Loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of tax   (2,331 )       (1,773 )
Net (loss) income $ 11,676       $ 8,514  
                 
                 
Basic earnings (loss) earnings per common share:                
Continuing operations $ 0.89       $ 0.65  
Discontinued operations   (0.15 )       (0.12 )
Net (loss) income $ 0.74       $ 0.53  
                 
Diluted earnings (loss) earnings per common share:                
Continuing operations $ 0.88       $ 0.65  
Discontinued operations   (0.15 )       (0.12 )
Net (loss) income $ 0.73       $ 0.53  
                 

 

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