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Ducommun Reports Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2018

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Restructuring Actions and Revenue Growth Drive Strong Margin Gains,
Solid Operating Cash Flow

SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) ("Ducommun" or the "Company") today reported results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Second Quarter 2018 Highlights*

  • Revenue increased 9.9% to $154.8 million
  • Net income of $1.6 million, or $0.14 per diluted share
  • Adjusted net income of $4.2 million, or $0.37 per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $18.7 million
  • Backlog of $823 million

"I am very pleased with the second quarter results as it demonstrated once again, the fact that Ducommun is on the road to improved financial performance, benefiting from numerous initiatives put in place since my arrival eighteen months ago," said Stephen G. Oswald, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Revenue rose 9.9% year-over-year, our backlog remains strong, and operating margins net of adjustments, expanded 100 basis points versus 2017's comparable period. Of particular note is the continued improvement in our structures' adjusted operating margins, which nearly doubled sequentially from Q1. This was due to improved product mix, recent streamlining measures, strong operational leadership, and ongoing review and assessment of our customer portfolio and programs.

"Our company-wide restructuring program is on track to reduce total plant footprint roughly 16% this year and result in estimated savings of $14 million annually. At the same time, Ducommun's robust backlog illustrates increasing demand for our narrowbody platforms and certain defense programs, supporting our growth momentum and positive view going forward. In addition, due to many initiatives already accomplished, the company believes it is well positioned for further long-term gains and increased shareholder value for our investors."

*All financial statements in this report (and henceforth) recognize the implementation of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606 ("ASC 606"), covering policies on revenue recognition. In some instances herein a reference is made to the prior ASC, Topic 605 ("ASC 605"), for comparative purposes. Please see the non-GAAP measures starting on page 7 herein and the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for further description of this change.

Second Quarter Results

Net revenue for the second quarter of 2018 was $154.8 million compared to $140.9 million for the second quarter of 2017. The year-over-year increase of 9.9% was due to the following:

  • $16.1 million higher revenue in the Company's commercial aerospace end-use markets due to increased build rates which favorably impacted the Company's large aircraft platforms; and
  • $0.2 million higher revenue in the Company's military and space end-use markets; partially offset by
  • $2.4 million lower revenue in the Company's industrial end-use markets.

Net income for the second quarter of 2018 was $1.6 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared to $3.8 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2017. The year-over-year decrease was due to $5.4 million of restructuring charges recorded in the quarter ended June 30, 2018. The $5.8 million increase in gross profit was due to higher revenue that was partially offset by a $1.7 million increase in interest expense and $1.5 million higher selling, general and administrative expenses.

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2018 was $32.0 million, or 20.7% of revenue compared to gross profit of $26.3 million, or 18.6% of revenue, for the second quarter of 2017. The increase in gross margin percentage year-over-year was due to higher manufacturing volume and favorable product mix, partially offset by an increase in compensation and benefit costs and higher other manufacturing costs.

Operating income for the second quarter of 2018 was $5.6 million, or 3.6% of revenue, compared to $6.6 million, or 4.7% of revenue, in the comparable period last year. The year-over-year decrease was due to restructuring charges, partially offset by higher revenue.

Interest expense for the second quarter of 2018 was $3.8 million compared to $2.1 million in the comparable period of 2017. The year-over-year increase was due to a higher outstanding balance on the revolving credit facility, due to the acquisitions of Certified Thermoplastics Co., LLC on April 23, 2018 and Lightning Diversion Systems, LLC during the third quarter of 2017, and higher interest rates.

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2018 was $18.7 million, or 12.1% of revenue, compared to $13.7 million, or 9.7% of revenue, for the comparable period in 2017, an increase of 36.3%.

During the second quarter of 2018, the Company generated $15.9 million of cash flow from operations compared to $3.0 million during the second quarter of 2017.

The Company's backlog as of June 30, 2018 was $823 million compared to $726 million as of December 31, 2017, an increase of 13.3%.

Electronic Systems

Electronic Systems segment net revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $84.5 million, compared to $81.8 million for the second quarter of 2017. The year-over-year increase was due to the following:

  • $5.4 million higher revenue within the Company's commercial aerospace end-use markets due to increased build rates which favorably impacted the Company's large aircraft platforms; partially offset by
  • $0.3 million lower revenue within the Company's military and space end-use markets; and
  • $2.4 million lower revenue within the Company's industrial end-use markets.

Electronic Systems' segment operating income was $8.7 million, or 10.3% of revenue, for the second quarter of 2018 compared to $8.9 million, or 10.9% of revenue, for the comparable quarter in 2017. The year-over-year decrease  was  due to restructuring charges, unfavorable product mix, and higher compensation and benefit costs, partially offset by favorable manufacturing volume.

Structural Systems

Structural Systems segment net revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $70.3 million, compared to $59.1 million for the second quarter of 2017. The year-over-year increase was due to the following:

  • $10.7 million higher revenue within the Company's commercial aerospace end-use markets due to higher build rates which favorably impacted the Company's large aircraft platforms; and
  • $0.5 million higher revenue within the Company's military and space end-use markets.

Structural Systems segment operating income for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $5.0 million, or 7.1% of revenue, compared to $2.1 million, or 3.6% of revenue, for the second quarter of 2017. The year-over-year increase was due to favorable product mix, favorable manufacturing volume, partially offset by higher compensation and benefit costs and restructuring charges.

Corporate General and Administrative ("CG&A") Expenses

CG&A expenses for the second quarter of 2018 were $8.1 million, or 5.2% of total Company revenue, compared to $4.4 million, or 3.1% of total Company revenue, for the comparable quarter in the prior year. The year-over-year increase was due to higher compensation and benefit costs of $1.4 million, higher professional services fees of $1.2 million, which includes acquisition related costs of $0.3 million, and restructuring charges of $1.1 million.

Conference Call

A teleconference hosted by Stephen G. Oswald, the Company's chairman, president, and chief executive officer, and Douglas L. Groves, the Company's vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, will be held today, August 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) to review these financial results. To participate in the teleconference, please call 844-239-5278 (international 574-990-1017) approximately ten minutes prior to the conference time. The participant passcode is 1293403. Mr. Oswald and Mr. Groves will be speaking on behalf of the Company and anticipate the call (including Q&A) to last approximately 45 minutes.

This call is being webcast and can be accessed directly at the Ducommun website at www.ducommun.com. Conference call replay will be available after that time at the same link or by dialing 855-859-2056, passcode 1293403.

About Ducommun Incorporated

Ducommun Incorporated delivers value-added innovative manufacturing solutions to customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. Founded in 1849, the Company specializes in two core areas - Electronic Systems and Structural Systems - to produce complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. For more information, visit www.ducommun.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release and any attachments include "forward-looking statements," within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including, in particular, earnings guidance, the Company's restructuring plan and any statements about the Company's plans, strategies and prospects. The Company generally uses the words "may," "will," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "plan," "intend" and similar expressions in this press release and any attachments to identify forward-looking statements. The Company bases these forward-looking statements on its current views with respect to future events and financial performance. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, among other things: whether the anticipated pre-tax restructuring charges will be sufficient to address all anticipated restructuring costs, including related to employee separation, facilities consolidation, inventory write-down and other asset impairments; whether the expected cost savings from the restructuring will ultimately be obtained in the amount and during the period anticipated; whether the restructuring in the affected areas will be sufficient to build a more cost efficient, focused, higher margin enterprise with higher returns for the Company's shareholders; the impact of the Company's debt service obligations and restrictive debt covenants; the Company's end-use markets are cyclical; the Company depends upon a selected base of industries and customers; a significant portion of the Company's business depends upon U.S. Government defense spending; the Company is subject to extensive regulation and audit by the Defense Contract Audit Agency; contracts with some of the Company's customers contain provisions which give the its customers a variety of rights that are unfavorable to the Company; further consolidation in the aerospace industry could adversely affect the Company's business and financial results; the Company's ability to successfully make acquisitions, including its ability to successfully integrate, operate or realize the projected benefits of such businesses; the Company relies on its suppliers to meet the quality and delivery expectations of its customers; the Company uses estimates when bidding on fixed-price contracts which estimates could change and result in adverse effects on its financial results; the impact of existing and future laws and regulations; the impact of existing and future accounting standards and tax rules and regulations; environmental liabilities could adversely affect the Company's financial results; cyber security attacks, internal system or service failures may adversely impact the Company's business and operations; and other risks and uncertainties, including those detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. You should understand that many important factors, including those discussed herein, could cause the Company's results to differ materially from those expressed or suggested in any forward-looking statement. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events or circumstances that occur after the date of this news release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or otherwise. Readers are advised to review the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (which are available from the SEC's EDGAR database at www.sec.gov, at various SEC reference facilities in the United States and through the Company's website).

Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information

This release contains non-GAAP financial measures, including Adjusted EBITDA (which excludes interest expense, income tax [benefit] expense, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation expense, and restructuring charges).

The Company believes the presentation of these non-GAAP measures provide important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. The Company's management uses these non-GAAP financial measures along with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in evaluating the Company's actual and forecasted operating performance, capital resources and cash flow. The non-GAAP financial information presented herein should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The Company discloses different non-GAAP financial measures in order to provide greater transparency and to help the Company's investors to more meaningfully evaluate and compare Ducommun's results to its previously reported results. The non-GAAP financial measures that the Company uses may not be comparable to similarly titled financial measures used by other companies. We define backlog as potential revenue and is based on customer placed purchase orders and long-term agreements ("LTAs") with firm fixed price and firm delivery dates of 24 months or less. The majority of the LTAs do not meet the definition of a contract under ASC 606 and thus, the backlog amount disclosed herein is greater than the backlog amount disclosed under ASC 606. Backlog is subject to delivery delays or program cancellations, which are beyond our control. Backlog is affected by timing differences in the placement of customer orders and tends to be concentrated in several programs to a greater extent than our net revenues. Backlog in industrial markets tends to be of a shorter duration and is generally fulfilled within a three month period. As a result of these factors, trends in our overall level of backlog may not be indicative of trends in our future net revenues.

CONTACTS:

Douglas L. Groves, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, 657.335.3665
Chris Witty, Investor Relations, 646.438.9385, cwitty@darrowir.com

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DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)

    June 30,
 2018
  December 31,
 2017
Assets        
Current Assets        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 3,532     $ 2,150  
Accounts receivable, net   64,439     74,064  
Contract assets   81,663      
Inventories   95,244     122,161  
Production cost of contracts   10,719     11,204  
Other current assets   12,638     11,435  
Total Current Assets   268,235     221,014  
Property and equipment, Net   106,636     110,252  
Goodwill   136,051     117,435  
Intangibles, net   117,485     114,693  
Non-current deferred income taxes   130     261  
Other assets   3,356     3,098  
Total Assets   $ 631,893     $ 566,753  
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity        
Current Liabilities        
Accounts payable   $ 71,660     $ 51,907  
Contract liabilities   15,164      
Accrued liabilities   25,813     28,329  
Total Current Liabilities   112,637     80,236  
Long-term debt   231,159     216,055  
Non-current deferred income taxes   19,947     15,981  
Other long-term liabilities   18,149     18,898  
Total Liabilities   381,892     331,170  
Commitments and contingencies        
Shareholders' Equity        
Common stock   114     113  
Additional paid-in capital   81,331     80,223  
Retained earnings   175,243     161,364  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (6,687 )   (6,117 )
Total Shareholders' Equity   250,001     235,583  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity   $ 631,893     $ 566,753  
                 

DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30,
 2018
  July 1,
 2017
  June 30,
 2018
  July 1,
 2017
Net Revenues   $ 154,827     $ 140,938     $ 305,282     $ 277,235  
Cost of Sales   122,799     114,669     246,499     225,961  
Gross Profit   32,028     26,269     58,783     51,274  
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses   21,194     19,646     40,521     40,399  
Restructuring Charges   5,238         7,411      
Operating Income   5,596     6,623     10,851     10,875  
Interest Expense   (3,763 )   (2,059 )   (6,661 )   (3,804 )
Income Before Taxes   1,833     4,564     4,190     7,071  
Income Tax Expense (Benefit)   242     741     (1 )   1,133  
Net Income   $ 1,591     $ 3,823     $ 4,191     $ 5,938  
Earnings Per Share                
Basic earnings per share   $ 0.14     $ 0.34     $ 0.37     $ 0.53  
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.14     $ 0.33     $ 0.36     $ 0.51  
Weighted-Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding                
Basic   11,394     11,237     11,370     11,253  
Diluted   11,624     11,491     11,609     11,556  
                 
Gross Profit %   20.7 %   18.6 %   19.3 %   18.5 %
SG&A %   13.7 %   13.9 %   13.3 %   14.6 %
Operating Income %   3.6 %   4.7 %   3.6 %   3.9 %
Net (Loss) Income %   1.0 %   2.7 %   1.4 %   2.1 %
Effective Tax (Benefit) Rate   13.2 %   16.2 %   %   16.0 %
                         

DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
BUSINESS SEGMENT PERFORMANCE
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    %
Change
  June 30,
 2018
  July 1,
 2017
  %
of Net Revenues
2018
  %
of Net Revenues
2017
  %
Change
  June 30,
 2018
  July 1,
 2017
  %
of Net Revenues
2018
  %
of Net Revenues
2017
Net Revenues                                        
Structural Systems   19.0 %   $ 70,325     $ 59,112     45.4 %   41.9 %   18.6 %   $ 138,372     $ 116,687     45.3 %   42.1 %
Electronic Systems   3.3 %   84,502     81,826     54.6 %   58.1 %   4.0 %   166,910     160,548     54.7 %   57.9 %
Total Net Revenues   9.9 %   $ 154,827     $ 140,938     100.0 %   100.0 %   10.1 %   $ 305,282     $ 277,235     100.0 %   100.0 %
Segment Operating Income                                        
Structural Systems       $ 5,026     $ 2,127     7.1 %   3.6 %       $ 9,417     $ 4,837     6.8 %   4.1 %
Electronic Systems       8,668     8,894     10.3 %   10.9 %       14,412     16,072     8.6 %   10.0 %
        13,694     11,021                 23,829     20,909          
Corporate General and Administrative Expenses (1)       (8,098 )   (4,398 )   (5.2 )%   (3.1 )%       (12,978 )   (10,034 )   (4.3 )%   (3.6 )%
Total Operating Income       $ 5,596     $ 6,623     3.6 %   4.7 %       $ 10,851     $ 10,875     3.6 %   3.9 %
Adjusted EBITDA                                        
Structural Systems                                        
Operating Income       $ 5,026     $ 2,127                 $ 9,417     $ 4,837          
Depreciation and Amortization       2,618     2,307                 4,934     4,659          
Restructuring Charges       3,610                     5,137              
Inventory Purchase Accounting Adjustments       329                     329              
        11,583     4,434     16.5 %   7.5 %       19,817     9,496     14.3 %   8.1 %
Electronic Systems                                        
Operating Income       8,668     8,894                 14,412     16,072          
Depreciation and Amortization       3,683     3,439                 7,315     6,862          
Restructuring Charges       735                     1,255              
        13,086     12,333     15.5 %   15.1 %       22,982     22,934     13.8 %   14.3 %
Corporate General and Administrative Expenses (1)                                        
Operating loss       (8,098 )   (4,398 )               (12,978 )   (10,034 )        
Depreciation and Amortization       33     2                 66     9          
Stock-Based Compensation Expense       1,025     1,342                 2,115     3,164          
Restructuring Charges       1,061                     1,187              
        (5,979 )   (3,054 )               (9,610 )   (6,861 )        
Adjusted EBITDA       $ 18,690     $ 13,713     12.1 %   9.7 %       $ 33,189     $ 25,569     10.9 %   9.2 %
Capital Expenditures                                        
Structural Systems       $ 1,101     $ 7,580                 $ 2,630     $ 12,768          
Electronic Systems       1,478     1,030                 4,212     2,463          
Corporate Administration       190     648                 190     648          
Total Capital Expenditures       $ 2,769     $ 9,258                 $ 7,032     $ 15,879          
                                                         
  1. Includes costs not allocated to either the Structural Systems or Electronic Systems operating segments.

DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
GAAP TO NON-GAAP REVENUE AND OPERATING INCOME RECONCILIATION
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
GAAP To Non-GAAP Net Revenues   June 30,
 2018
  July 1,
 2017
  June 30,
 2018
  July 1,
 2017
Total Ducommun Net Revenues   $ 154,827     $ 140,938     $ 305,282     $ 277,235  
Effect of Adoption of ASC 606   45         (11,952 )    
Adjusted Total Ducommun Net Revenues   $ 154,872     $ 140,938     $ 293,330     $ 277,235  
                 
Structural Systems Net Revenues   $ 70,325     $ 59,112     $ 138,372     $ 116,687  
Effect of Adoption of ASC 606   (121 )       (5,681 )    
Adjusted Structural Systems Net Revenues   $ 70,204     $ 59,112     $ 132,691     $ 116,687  
                 
Electronic Systems Net Revenues   $ 84,502     $ 81,826     $ 166,910     $ 160,548  
Effect of Adoption of ASC 606   166         (6,271 )    
Adjusted Electronic Systems Net Revenues   $ 84,668     $ 81,826     $ 160,639     $ 160,548  
                                 


    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
GAAP To Non-GAAP Operating Income   June 30,
 2018
  July 1,
 2017
  %
of Net Revenues
2018
  %
of Net Revenues
2017
  June 30,
 2018
  July 1,
 2017
  %
of Net Revenues
2018
  %
of Net Revenues
2017
GAAP Operating income   $ 5,596     $ 6,623             $ 10,851     $ 10,875          
                                 
GAAP Operating income - Structural Systems   $ 5,026     $ 2,127             $ 9,417     $ 4,837          
Adjustments:                                
Effect of Adoption of ASC 606   (1,792 )               (4,090 )            
Restructuring charges   3,610                 5,137              
Inventory purchase accounting adjustments   329                 329              
Adjusted operating income - Structural Systems   7,173     2,127     10.2 %   3.6 %   10,793     4,837     8.1 %   4.1 %
                                 
GAAP Operating income - Electronic Systems   8,668     8,894             14,412     16,072          
Adjustments:                                
Effect of Adoption of ASC 606   (760 )               (256 )            
Restructuring charges   735                 1,255              
Adjusted operating income - Electronic Systems   8,643     8,894     10.2 %   10.9 %   15,411     16,072     9.6 %   10.0 %
                                 
GAAP Operating loss - Corporate   (8,098 )   (4,398 )           (12,978 )   (10,034 )        
Adjustment:                                
Restructuring charges   1,061                 1,187              
Adjusted operating loss - Corporate   (7,037 )   (4,398 )           (11,791 )   (10,034 )        
Total adjustments   $ 3,183     $             $ 3,562     $          
Adjusted operating income   $ 8,779     $ 6,623     5.7 %   4.7 %   $ 14,413     $ 10,875     4.9 %   3.9 %
                                                         

DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
GAAP TO NON-GAAP EARNINGS AND EARNINGS PER SHARE RECONCILIATION
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
GAAP To Non-GAAP Earnings   June 30,
 2018
  July 1,
 2017
  June 30,
 2018
  July 1,
 2017
GAAP Net income   $ 1,591     $ 3,823     $ 4,191     $ 5,938  
Adjustments:                
Effect of adoption of ASC 606 (1)(2)   (2,109 )       (3,535 )    
Restructuring charges (2)   4,487         6,291      
Inventory purchase accounting adjustments (2)   273         273      
Total adjustments   2,651         3,029      
Adjusted net income   $ 4,242     $ 3,823     $ 7,220     $ 5,938  
                                 


    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
GAAP Earnings Per Share To Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share   June 30,
 2018
  July 1,
 2017
  June 30,
 2018
  July 1,
 2017
GAAP Diluted earnings per share ("EPS")   $ 0.14     $ 0.33     $ 0.36     $ 0.51  
Adjustments:                
Effect of adoption of ASC 606 (1)(2)   (0.18 )       (0.30 )    
Restructuring charges (2)   0.39         0.54      
Inventory purchase accounting adjustments (2)   0.02         0.02      
Total adjustments   0.23         0.26      
Adjusted diluted EPS   $ 0.37     $ 0.33     $ 0.62     $ 0.51  
                 
Shares used for adjusted diluted EPS   11,624     11,491     11,609     11,556  
                         
  1. Net impact of adoption of ASC 606.
  2. Includes effective tax rate of 17.0% for 2018 adjustments.

DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
NON-GAAP BACKLOG BY REPORTING SEGMENT
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)

    (In thousands)
    June 30,
 2018
  December 31,
 2017
Consolidated Ducommun        
Military and space   $ 323,234     $ 277,429  
Commercial aerospace   459,506     417,981  
Industrial   40,217     31,068  
Total   $ 822,957     $ 726,478  
Structural Systems        
Military and space   $ 88,327     $ 60,921  
Commercial aerospace   395,245     361,586  
Total   $ 483,572     $ 422,507  
Electronic Systems        
Military and space   $ 234,907     $ 216,508  
Commercial aerospace   64,261     56,395  
Industrial   40,217     31,068  
Total   $ 339,385     $ 303,971  
                 

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