Handy & Harman Ltd. Reports Second Quarter Financial Results and Outlook for Full Year

Handy & Harman Ltd. Reports Second Quarter Financial Results and Outlook for Full Year

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Handy & Harman Ltd. (NASDAQ(CM): HNH); ("HNH" or the "Company"), a diversified global industrial company, today announced operating results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013. They are summarized in the following paragraphs. For a full discussion of the results, please see the Company's Form 10-Q, which can be found at www.handyharman.com.

HNH reported net sales of $182.1 million for the quarter, as compared to $164.4 million for the same period of 2012. Income from continuing operations before tax and equity investment was $17.7 million in the second quarter of 2013, as compared to $16.5 million in the 2012 period. Net income for the second quarter of 2013 was $11.9 million, or $0.88 per basic and diluted common share, as compared to net income of $11.0 million, or $0.83 per basic and diluted common share for the same period in 2012.


For the six months ended June 30, 2013, net sales were $331.0 million, as compared to $308.8 million for the same period of 2012. Income from continuing operations before tax and equity investment was $19.9 million, as compared to $24.1 million in the 2012 period. Net income for the six-month period was $19.9 million, or $1.50 per basic and diluted common share, as compared to net income of $16.0 million, or $1.24 per basic and diluted common share for the same period in 2012.

Net sales for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013 included incremental sales of $15.2 million associated with the Company's previously announced acquisition of Wolverine Joining Technologies, Inc. in April 2013. The principal reason for the decrease in income from continuing operations before tax and equity investment in the six months ended June 30, 2013 was the recording of expenses totaling $6.5 million in the first quarter of 2013 associated with the Company's previously announced election to redeem all of its outstanding 10% subordinated secured notes due 2017. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2013 reflects net income from discontinued operations of $11.2 million, as compared to net income from discontinued operations of $1.8 million for the same period in 2012.

HNH generated Adjusted EBITDA of $24.3 million for the second quarter of 2013, as compared to $23.7 million for the same period in 2012, an increase of $0.6 million, or 2.7%. For the six-month period, the Company generated Adjusted EBITDA of $41.9 million, as compared to $39.8 million for the same period in 2012, an increase of $2.2 million, or 5.4%. See "Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measurements" below for the definition of Adjusted EBITDA.

The Company currently anticipates, based on current information, full-year 2013 net sales and Adjusted EBITDA in the ranges of $597 million to $730 million, and $74 million to $91 million, respectively. The Company's outlook for the third quarter of 2013 is for net sales between $155 million and $190 million, and Adjusted EBITDA between $20 million and $25 million. These forecast ranges have been updated from the Company's previously announced ranges to reflect current expectations, as well as to exclude the Company's discontinued operations in the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, which are further discussed in the Company's Form 10-Q.

 

Financial Summary

           
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
(in thousands, except per share) June 30, June 30,
2013     2012 2013     2012
Net sales $ 182,084 $ 164,430 $ 331,041 $ 308,816
Gross profit 51,665 49,676 95,637 89,818
Gross profit margin 28.4 % 30.2 % 28.9 % 29.1 %
Operating income 17,964 19,397 29,165 29,879
Income from continuing operations before tax and equity investment 17,687 16,546 19,867 24,065
Tax provision 7,038 6,824 7,905 9,832
Loss from associated company, net of tax 438     3,275    
Income from continuing operations, net of tax 10,211 9,722 8,687 14,233
Net income from discontinued operations 1,661   1,230   11,202   1,815  
Net income $ 11,872   $ 10,952   $ 19,889   $ 16,048  
Basic and diluted income per share of common stock
Net income per share $ 0.88   $ 0.83   $ 1.50   $ 1.24  
 
 

Segment Results

           
Income Statement Data Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
(in thousands) June 30, June 30,
2013     2012 2013     2012
Net sales:
Joining Materials $ 56,902 $ 49,576 $ 101,432 $ 97,414
Tubing 23,366 21,811 45,380 42,875
Building Materials 66,733 58,325 113,372 100,417
Arlon 21,109 21,703 42,414 41,708
Kasco 13,974   13,015   28,443   26,402  
Total net sales $ 182,084   $ 164,430   $ 331,041   $ 308,816  
Segment operating income:
Joining Materials $ 5,989 $ 7,803 $ 11,736 $ 13,417
Tubing 4,736 4,388 8,488 7,716
Building Materials 9,871 8,532 13,939 12,286
Arlon 2,867 3,970 5,958 6,497
Kasco 838   852   2,129   2,009  
Total segment operating income 24,301   25,545   42,250   41,925  
Unallocated corporate expenses and non-operating units (4,938 ) (5,522 ) (10,425 ) (10,831 )
Unallocated pension expense (1,394 ) (652 ) (2,668 ) (1,264 )
(Loss) gain from asset dispositions (5 ) 26   8   49  
Operating income 17,964   19,397   29,165   29,879  
Interest expense (1,641 ) (4,350 ) (10,087 ) (8,199 )
Realized and unrealized gain on derivatives 1,492 1,612 1,053 2,510
Other expense (128 ) (113 ) (264 ) (125 )
Income from continuing operations before tax and equity investment $ 17,687   $ 16,546   $ 19,867   $ 24,065  
 
 

Supplemental Non-GAAP Disclosures

           
Adjusted EBITDA Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
(in thousands) June 30, June 30,
2013     2012 2013     2012
Income from continuing operations, net of tax $ 10,211 $ 9,722 $ 8,687 $ 14,233
Add (Deduct):
Loss from associated company, net of tax 438 3,275
Tax provision 7,038 6,824 7,905 9,832
Interest expense 1,641 4,350 10,087 8,199
Unrealized (gain) loss on embedded derivatives related to sub-notes (1,117 ) 793 (1,758 )
Non-cash derivative and hedge gain on precious metal contracts (1,372 ) (495 ) (1,726 ) (752 )
Non-cash adjustment to precious metal inventory valued at LIFO (1,083 ) (839 ) (1,433 ) (286 )
Depreciation and amortization 3,934 3,288 7,850 6,773
Non-cash pension expense 1,394 652 2,668 1,264
Non-cash stock-based compensation 1,213 1,253 2,403 1,941
Other items, net 890   21   1,413   321  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 24,304   $ 23,659   $ 41,922   $ 39,767  
 

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measurements

The financial data contained in this press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measurements as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including "Adjusted EBITDA." The Company is presenting Adjusted EBITDA because it believes that it provides useful information to investors about HNH, its business, and its financial condition. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as income or loss from continuing operations before the effects of gains or losses from investment in associated company, realized and unrealized gains or losses on derivatives, interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization, LIFO liquidation gains or losses, and non-cash pension expense, and excludes certain non-recurring and non-cash items. The Company believes Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors because it is one of the measures used by the Company's Board of Directors and management to evaluate its business, including in internal management reporting, budgeting, and forecasting processes, in comparing operating results across the business, as an internal profitability measure, as a component in evaluating the ability and the desirability of making capital expenditures and significant acquisitions, and as an element in determining executive compensation.

However, Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP"), and the items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing financial performance. Therefore, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered a substitute for net income or cash flows from operating, investing, or financing activities. Because Adjusted EBITDA is calculated before recurring cash charges, including realized and unrealized losses on derivatives, interest expense, and taxes, and is not adjusted for capital expenditures or other recurring cash requirements of the business, it should not be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to invest in the growth of the business. There are a number of material limitations to the use of Adjusted EBITDA as an analytical tool, including the following:

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect gains or losses from the Company's investment in associated company;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company's net realized and unrealized gains and losses on derivatives and any LIFO liquidations of its precious metal inventory;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company's interest expense;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company's tax provision or the cash requirements to pay its taxes;
  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash expenses in the period recorded, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the cash requirements for such replacement;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include non-cash charges for pension expense and stock-based compensation;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include discontinued operations; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include certain other non-recurring and non-cash items.

The Company compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on its U.S. GAAP financial measures and by using Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental information. The Company believes that consideration of Adjusted EBITDA, together with a careful review of its U.S. GAAP financial measures, is the most informed method of analyzing HNH.

The Company reconciles Adjusted EBITDA to income or loss from continuing operations, net of tax, and that reconciliation is set forth above. Because Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP and is susceptible to varying calculations, Adjusted EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. Revenues and expenses are measured in accordance with the policies and procedures described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.

About Handy & Harman Ltd.

Handy & Harman Ltd. is a diversified manufacturer of engineered niche industrial products with leading market positions in many of the markets it serves. Through its wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, HNH focuses on high margin products and innovative technology and serves customers across a wide range of end markets. HNH's diverse product offerings are marketed throughout the United States and internationally.

HNH's companies are organized into five businesses: Joining Materials, Tubing, Building Materials, Arlon, and Kasco. The Building Materials segment was formerly known as the Engineered Materials segment.

The Company sells its products and services through direct sales forces, distributors, and manufacturer's representatives. HNH serves a diverse customer base, including the construction, electronics, telecommunications, transportation, utility, medical, semiconductor, aerospace, military electronics, and automotive markets. Other markets served include blade products and repair services for the food industry.

The Company is based in White Plains, N.Y., and its common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol HNH. Website: www.handyharman.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "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, that reflect HNH's current expectations and projections about its future results, performance, prospects, and opportunities. HNH has tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words such as "may," "should," "expect," "hope," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "plan," "estimate," and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause its actual results, performance, prospects, or opportunities in 2013 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These factors include, without limitation, HNH's need for additional financing and the terms and conditions of any financing that is consummated, customers' acceptance of its new and existing products, the risk that the Company will not be able to compete successfully, the possible volatility of the Company's stock price, and the potential fluctuation in its operating results. Although HNH believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable and achievable, such statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, and no assurance can be given that the actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Investors should read carefully the factors described in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's filings with the SEC, including the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, for information regarding risk factors that could affect the Company's results. Except as otherwise required by Federal securities laws, HNH undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances, or any other reason.



For Handy & Harman Ltd.
James F. McCabe, Jr., 212-520-2300
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
JMcCabe@steelpartners.com

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