LMI Aerospace, Inc.
Aug 8, 2016

LMI Aerospace Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LMI Aerospace Inc. (Nasdaq:LMIA) ("LMI" or the "Company"), a leading provider of design and aftermarket engineering services, and supplier of structural assemblies, kits and components to the aerospace and defense markets,  announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.

Key Developments and Highlights

Second Quarter Results

For the second quarter of 2016, net sales were $84.0 million, compared to $97.6 million in the second quarter of 2015. A net loss of $29.9 million, or $2.28 per diluted share, was realized in the second quarter of 2016, compared to net income of $0.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2015.

Operating income for the second quarter of 2016, excluding $28.7 million of net unfavorable, non-recurring items, was $3.8 million. Non-recurring items in the second quarter of 2016 included a $28.4 million charge for goodwill and intangible assets impairment in the Engineering Services segment and restructuring costs of $0.2 million. Diluted loss per share, excluding the impact of non-recurring items, was $0.13 in the second quarter of 2016.  Operating income for the second quarter of 2015, excluding the impact of $0.6 million of net unfavorable, non-recurring items, was $6.5 million. Diluted earnings per share, excluding the impact of non-recurring items, was $0.07 in the second quarter of 2015.

"While we anticipated lower demand in 2016 as our Aerostructures customers transition from certain legacy business jet programs to new platforms, the drop in revenue and earnings has been more dramatic than initially expected," said LMI Aerospace Chief Executive Officer Dan Korte. "Additionally, OEM demand for engineering services has been softer than projected. As a result of these impacts, we have adjusted our guidance for 2016.

"Despite 2016 challenges we feel good about the targets we have set for 2017 and 2018. What gives us confidence in these targets is the strength of the Boeing 737 backlog, our higher content on the Boeing 737 MAX and the new Gulfstream G500/600, coupled with our ability to win new, attractive work. We most recently demonstrated this with work packages on the Boeing 777X, bringing us additional content on this latest series in the 777 family. As we continue to successfully diversify our Engineering Services customer base into adjacent markets and focus on the needs of Tier 1s and airlines, we expect relatively flat revenue in this segment in 2017 despite anticipated lower OEM demand.

"We are building a brighter future for LMI, our shareholders and our employees. We are drawing on the combined strength of our Aerostructures and Engineering Services businesses to access new customers and opportunities. We also have taken additional steps in recent months to improve long-term performance by putting the right work in the right place through the previously announced closure of our Wichita sheet-metal operation. At the same time, we have secured equipment to support our production rate increases in 2017 and are beginning the process of expanding our Mexicali operations. We are doing this while remaining focused on revenue growth, margin and working capital improvement, generating optimal cash flow levels, and achieving a targeted leverage ratio of 3.0 in 2018."

Segment Results

  Q2 Q2  Q2 YTD Q2 YTD
($ millions) 2016 2015  2016 2015
          
Net sales:         
Aerostructures $75.5  $85.3   $152.4  $164.5 
Engineering Services 8.7  12.5   19.8  26.0 
Eliminations (0.2) (0.2)  (0.9) (0.5)
Total net sales $84.0  $97.6   $171.3  $190.0 
          
Income (loss) from operations:         
Aerostructures $4.1  $6.1   $7.6  $11.2 
Engineering Services (28.8) (0.2)  (28.7) (1.0)
Eliminations (0.1)    (0.3) 0.0 
Total income from operations $(24.8) $5.9   $(21.4) $10.2 

Aerostructures Segment

  Q2    Q2  
Net Sales ($ in millions) 2016 % of Total  2015 % of Total
   
Large commercial aircraft $46.0  60.9%  $45.4  53.2%
Corporate and regional aircraft 16.5  21.9%  21.3  25.0%
Military 9.0  11.9%  11.6  13.6%
Other 4.0  5.3%  7.0  8.2%
Total $75.5  100.0%  $85.3  100.0%

Aerostructures revenue decreased 11.5 percent to $75.5 million in the second quarter of 2016 from $85.3 million in the second quarter of 2015.  In the large commercial aircraft market, higher production rates on the Bombardier C-Series and Boeing 787 programs increased sales by $2.1 million and $1.3 million, respectively, which was partially offset by a decrease in sales on the Boeing 747 and 737 programs of $2.1 million and $1.0 million, respectively.  This trend is expected to continue through 2016.  The decline in sales in the corporate and regional jet market was primarily attributable to lower demand of $3.6 million and $0.7 million on the Gulfstream G450/550 and G150/280 programs, respectively.  In addition, an increase in parts sales of $0.6 million on the Gulfstream G500/600 program were offset by a decrease in tooling sales of $1.0 million on the same program in the second quarter of 2016 when compared to the prior-year period.  Military sales on the Lockheed Martin F-35 and Boeing F/A-18 programs declined $0.9 million and $0.7 million, respectively.

The Aerostructures segment generated gross profit of $14.7 million, or 19.5 percent of net sales, in the second quarter of 2016 versus $17.1 million, or 20.0 percent of net sales, in the second quarter of 2015.  The reduction in gross profit margin in the second quarter of 2016 was primarily attributable to lower sales and unfavorable product mix partially offset by benefits realized from restructuring activities completed during 2015.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $10.6 million in the second quarter of 2016 versus $11.0 million in the second quarter of 2015.  The decrease was primarily attributable to lower salaries and related fringes of $0.6 million in the second quarter of 2016 when compared the second quarter of 2015.

Engineering Services Segment

  Q2    Q2  
Net Sales ($ in millions) 2016 % of Total  2015 % of Total
   
Large commercial aircraft $2.9  33.3%  $5.1  40.8%
Corporate and regional aircraft 3.0  34.5%  4.6  36.8%
Military 2.4  27.6%  2.5  20.0%
Other 0.4  4.6%  0.3  2.4%
Total $8.7  100.0%  $12.5  100.0%

Engineering Services revenue decreased 30.4 percent to $8.7 million in the second quarter of 2016 from $12.5 million in the second quarter of 2015.

The decline in net sales in the large commercial market was primarily attributable to lower sales on the Bombardier C-series program and lower maintenance and repair revenues of $1.3 million and $0.9 million, respectively.  Sales to the corporate and regional aircraft market declined primarily due to a $0.7 million decrease in the Aerion AS2 program and a $0.5 million decrease in the Global Wing program.

Gross profit for the segment was $0.9 million, or 10.3 percent of net sales, for the second quarter of 2016, compared to $1.7 million, or 13.6 percent of net sales, for the prior year quarter.  The decrease in gross profit was primarily attributable to the decline in sales, partially offset by reductions in salaries and related expenses.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the segment were $29.7 million in the second quarter of 2016 compared to $1.9 million in the second quarter of 2015. The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses was primarily attributable to a $24.3 million charge for goodwill impairment and a $4.1 million charge for intangible asset impairment, partially offset by a decline in salary and related expenses resulting from cost reduction activities completed in 2015. The impairment charge was triggered by lower-than-expected operating results in the second quarter of 2016 coupled with a revision of the full-year 2016 guidance. Excluding non-recurring items, selling, general, and administrative expenses were lower in the second quarter of 2016 by $0.5 million when compared to the second quarter of 2015.

Non-Segment

Interest expense decreased $0.3 million in the second quarter of 2016 on lower borrowings compared to the second quarter of 2015.

The Company recorded an income tax benefit of $0.4 million for the second quarter of 2016, compared to an income tax benefit of $0.1 million in the second quarter of 2015.

The Company's operating cash flow was $5.9 million lower in the second quarter of 2016 when compared to the prior-year period. The Company's operations provided cash of $4.3 million in the second quarter of 2016 and funded net capital expenditures of $1.6 million, resulting in free cash flow of $2.7 million.  In the second quarter of 2015, the Company's operations provided cash of $10.2 million and funded net capital expenditures of $4.6 million, resulting in free cash flow of $5.6 million.

Outlook for 2016

The Company provides updated guidance for 2016 as follows:

 Updated Prior
($ millions)2016 Guidance 2016 Guidance
    
Sales:   
Aerostructures$310.0 - $315.0 $315.0 - $325.0
Engineering Services35.0 - 40.0 50.0 - 55.0
Eliminations  —   —
Net Sales$345.0 - $355.0 $365.0 - $380.0
    
Operating profit excluding impact of impairment$18.0 - $21.0 $22.0 - $27.0
    
Free cash flow$10.0 - $15.0 $10.0 - $15.0

Conference Call and Webcast Information

In connection with this release and as previously announced, LMI will hold a conference call today, August 8, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., Central Daylight Time. LMI Chief Executive Officer Dan Korte and Chief Financial Officer Cliff Stebe will host the call. To participate in the call, dial 866-307-3343 approximately five minutes before the conference call time start time.

Visit http://ir.lmiaerospace.com/events.cfm to access a link to a live webcast of the call. A recording of the call will be available for a limited time on the Company's website after the call concludes.

About LMI Aerospace

LMI Aerospace Inc. is a leading supplier of structural assemblies, kits and components and provider of engineering services to the commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace markets. Manufacturing more than 40,000 products for a variety of platforms and providing turnkey engineering capabilities to support aircraft lifecycles, LMI offers complete, integrated solutions in aerostructures, engineering and program management. Headquartered in St. Louis, LMI has 21 locations across the United States and in Mexico, the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka. For more information visit: www.lmiaerospace.com.

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes forward-looking statements, including statements related to LMI's strategy and outlook for 2016 and beyond, and other statements based on current management expectations, estimates and projections. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees and are inherently subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, difficulties implementing the Company's growth strategy, continued decline in demand in the Engineering Services segment, managing leverage resulting from our notes and revolving credit facility, complying with debt covenants with respect to such indebtedness and competitive pressures, as well as those Risk Factors detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, and any risk factors set forth in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements included in this document are only made as of the date of this document and we disclaim any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

 
LMI Aerospace, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 June 30, December 31,
 2016 2015
Assets   
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$3,588  $10,504 
Accounts receivable, net53,798  48,491 
Inventories123,685  114,775 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets4,006  4,147 
Total current assets185,077  177,917 
    
Property, plant and equipment, net96,664  100,969 
Goodwill62,482  86,784 
Intangible assets, net40,444  46,582 
Other assets3,142  3,728 
Total assets$387,809  $415,980 
    
Liabilities and shareholders' equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$19,972  $13,156 
Accrued expenses25,462  30,015 
Current installments of long-term debt and capital lease obligations2,567  2,362 
Total current liabilities48,001  45,533 
    
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations, less current installments248,093  247,633 
Other long-term liabilities3,434  4,322 
Deferred income taxes  536 
Total long-term liabilities251,527  252,491 
    
Shareholders' equity:   
Common stock, $0.02 par value per share; authorized 28,000,000 shares; issued 13,546,794 and 13,287,688 shares at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively271  266 
Preferred stock, $0.02 par value per share; authorized 2,000,000 shares; none issued at either date   
Additional paid-in capital99,266  97,617 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(299) (211)
Treasury stock, at cost, 39,419 shares at December 31, 2015  (418)
Retained (deficit) earnings(10,957) 20,702 
Total shareholders' equity88,281  117,956 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$387,809  $415,980 
        
Supplemental Balance Sheet Information: June 30,   December 31, 
  2016   2015 
Product inventory$89,362  $82,587 
Capitalized contract costs 34,323   32,188 
Total inventories$123,685  $114,775 


LMI Aerospace, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)(Unaudited)
 
 Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
 2016 2015 2016 2015
        
Sales and service revenue       
Product sales$74,480  $84,158  $150,341  $162,616 
Service revenue9,513  13,392  20,983  27,409 
Net sales83,993  97,550  171,324  190,025 
Cost of sales and service revenue       
Cost of product sales59,346  67,147  119,682  129,697 
Cost of service revenue9,112  11,633  19,877  24,360 
Cost of sales68,458  78,780  139,559  154,057 
Gross profit15,535  18,770  31,765  35,968 
        
Selling, general and administrative expenses11,767  12,392  23,621  25,002 
Goodwill and intangible asset impairment28,368    28,368   
Restructuring expense241  518  1,187  792 
Income from operations(24,841) 5,860  (21,411) 10,174 
        
Other (expense) income:       
Interest expense(5,213) (5,556) (10,476) (11,148)
Other, net(256) (75) (347) 47 
Total other expense(5,469) (5,631) (10,823) (11,101)
        
(Loss) income before income taxes(30,310) 229  (32,234) (927)
(Benefit) provision for income taxes(410) (149) (575) 160 
        
Net (loss) income(29,900) 378  (31,659) (1,087)
Other comprehensive (loss) income:       
Change in foreign currency translation adjustment(74) 80  (88) 1 
Total comprehensive (loss) income$(29,974) $458  $(31,747) $(1,086)
        
Amounts per common share:       
Net (loss) income per common share$(2.28) $0.03  $(2.43) $(0.08)
        
Net (loss) income per common share assuming dilution$(2.28) $0.03  $(2.43) $(0.08)
        
Weighted average common shares outstanding13,125,666  12,850,421  13,050,575  12,822,747 
        
Weighted average dilutive common shares outstanding13,125,666  13,088,390  13,050,575  12,822,747 


LMI Aerospace, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 Six Months Ended
 June 30,
 2016 2015
Operating activities:   
Net loss$(31,659) $(1,087)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used) provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization9,830  9,920 
Amortization of debt issuance cost957  984 
Goodwill and intangible asset impairment28,368   
Deferred taxes(536) 87 
Stock based compensation791  1,036 
Other non-cash items(95) (131)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:   
Accounts receivable(5,433) (2,860)
Inventories(9,222) (9,179)
Prepaid expenses and other assets393  67 
Current income taxes175  126 
Accounts payable6,898  1,860 
Accrued expenses(3,413) 52 
Net cash (used) provided by operating activities(2,946) 875 
Investing activities:   
Additions to property, plant and equipment(3,998) (11,611)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment18  159 
Net cash used by investing activities(3,980) (11,452)
Financing activities:   
Proceeds from issuance of debt1,465   
Principal payments on long-term debt and notes payable(1,455) (1,169)
Advances on revolving line of credit2,000  60,000 
Payments on revolving line of credit(2,000) (53,500)
Payments for debt issuance cost  (245)
Net cash provided by financing activities10  5,086 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents(6,916) (5,491)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period10,504  7,927 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$3,588  $2,436 
Supplemental disclosure of noncash transactions:   
Defined contribution plan funding in company stock$1,472  $710 


LMI Aerospace, Inc.
Selected Non-GAAP Disclosures
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2016 2015 2016 2015
         
Non-GAAP Financial Information            
Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA)(1):        
         
Net (loss) income $(29,900) $378  $(31,659) $(1,087)
Income tax (benefit) expense (410) (149) (575) 160 
Depreciation and amortization 4,930  5,007  9,830  9,920 
Goodwill and intangible asset impairment 28,368    28,368   
Stock-based compensation 770  852  1,522  1,759 
Interest expense 5,213  5,556  10,476  11,148 
Restructuring expense 241  518  1,187  792 
Integration expense 17  66  48  173 
Other, net 310  62  482  (37)
Adjusted EBITDA $9,539  $12,290  $19,679  $22,828 
         
Free Cash Flow (2):        
         
Net cash provided (used) by operating activities $4,297  $10,150  $(2,946) $875 
Less net capital expenditures (1,568) (4,573) (3,980) (11,452)
Free cash flow $2,729  $5,577  $(6,926) $(10,577)

(1)  The Company believes Adjusted EBITDA is a measure important to many investors as an indication of operating performance by the business. We feel this measure provides additional transparency to investors that augments but does not replace the GAAP reporting of net income and provides a good comparative measure. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of performance defined by GAAP and should not be used in isolation or as a substitute for the related GAAP measure of net income.

(2)  The Company believes Free Cash Flow is a measure of the operating cash flow of the Company that is useful to investors. Free Cash Flow is a measure of cash generated by the Company for such purposes as repaying debt or funding acquisitions. Free Cash Flow is not a measure of performance defined by GAAP and should not be used in isolation or as a substitute for the related GAAP measure of cash provided by operating activities. 

Contact:
Cliff Stebe
Chief Financial Officer, 636.946.6525