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Unique Fabricating, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

May 10, 2018

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Unique Fabricating, Inc. ("Unique" or the "Company")(NYSE MKT: UFAB), which engineers and manufactures multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components utilized in noise, vibration and harshness management and air/water sealing applications for the automotive and industrial appliance market, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended April 1, 2018.

First Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue of $47.3 million in the first quarter of 2018, compared to $47.9 million in the first quarter of 2017
  • Net income of $1.5 million, or $0.15 per basic diluted share in the first quarter of 2018, compared to $2.0 million, or $0.21 per basic and diluted share in the first quarter of 2017
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $4.9 million in the first quarter of 2018, including $1.7 million for non-cash charges specifically related to depreciation and amortization and non-cash stock awards, compared to $5.4 million in the first quarter of 2017, including $1.6 million for non-cash charges specifically related to depreciation and amortization and non-cash stock awards(1)
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.21 in the first quarter of 2018 versus $0.23 in the first quarter of  2017(1)
  • Declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share payable on June 7, 2018 for stockholders of record as of May 31, 2018

(1) For a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP results for Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted diluted earnings per share please refer to the financial tables below.

"Our first quarter results are in-line with our expectations given the production adjustments that were made mid-quarter by auto manufacturers to reduce their inventory levels," commented John Weinhardt, Chief Executive Officer. "Since that time, vehicle production and OEM inventory has returned to more normalized levels, and the independent forecasting firms project relatively stable production for the remainder of 2018. We are executing according to our business plan for 2018, including the continued pursuit of new opportunities with active prototyping and testing of our molded products for new programs and new applications, creating a foundation of bookings to drive revenue in the second half of 2018 and into 2019 and 2020."

"Operationally, we have continued to adjust our manufacturing capacity to take advantage of our larger geographic footprint. On-going process improvements and capital investment are part of our normal course of business as we continue to identify opportunities to increase efficiency and manage operating costs," Weinhardt added. "The actions we are taking during the first half of 2018 to streamline operations and better align our production assets geographically will not only help improve our short term productivity but they are freeing up capacity in key locations that will allow Unique to take on more production with limited additional capital. We believe these initial efforts will yield annualized cost savings in excess of $800,000 beginning later this year."

"Our outlook for the full year 2018 remains unchanged as we benefited from the continued market shift towards light trucks and SUVs as well as new business that begins production in the second half of the year," concluded Weinhardt.

First Quarter Financial Summary

Total revenue for the quarter ended April 1, 2018 declined to $47.3 million, down 1.2%, or $0.6 million from $47.9 million during the same period last year. The decrease was primarily driven by a decline in North American auto production of 2.1% quarter over quarter, partially offset by increased market penetration.

Gross profit for the quarter ended April 1, 2018 was $11.1 million, or 23.4% of total revenue, compared to $11.1 million, or 23.2% of total revenues, for the corresponding period last year. While lower than planned due to the production adjustments made by auto OEMs during the quarter, the increase in gross profit as a percentage of sales was primarily related to a continue shift in our product mix to higher valued products.

Restructuring expense for the quarter ended April 1, 2018 of $0.4 million was related to previously announced manufacturing facility closures in Port Huron, Michigan and Fort Smith, Arkansas and compares to $0 in the same period last year.

Net income for the quarter ended April 1, 2018 was $1.5 million, or $0.15 per basic and diluted share, compared to $2.0 million, or $0.21 per basic and diluted share, in the first quarter of 2017. The decrease in net income was primarily due to lower sales due to the decreases in production and volume listed above as well as the restructuring expenses described above.

Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended April 1, 2018 was $4.9 million compared to $5.4 million in the first quarter of 2017. The decrease is primarily a result of lower sales described above. Please refer to the financial tables below for a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP results.

Adjusted diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended April 1, 2018 was $0.21 compared to $0.23 in the first quarter of 2017. Please refer to the financial tables below for a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP results.

Further non-cash purchase accounting impacts associated with the Company's acquisitions are detailed in the Purchase Accounting Impacts and Other Effects table below accompanying this release.

Balance Sheet Summary

As of April 1, 2018 the Company had approximately $1.2 million in cash and cash equivalents, as compared to December 31, 2017 when the Company had $1.4 million in cash and cash equivalents. Total debt outstanding as of April 1, 2018 was $55.4 million compared to $53.6 million as of December 31, 2017.

As of April 1, 2018, the Company had $4.6 million of available unused capacity, further subject to borrowing base restrictions and outstanding letters of credit, under its $30.0 million revolving credit facility.

2018 Outlook

For the full year 2018, Unique Fabricating is reaffirming its outlook based on industry production forecasts of 17.2 million light vehicles manufactured for the year, based on independent industry research published in April, and the mix of production by light vehicle platform contained in such research.

Revenue

$181 million to $185 million

Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$0.82 to $0.86

Adjusted EBITDA

$20.0 million to $21.0 million

Dividend

Unique's Board of Directors approved payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share on May 10, 2018. The dividend will be payable on June 7, 2018 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 31, 2018.

Quarterly Results Conference Call

Unique Fabricating will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss these results today at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To access the call, please dial 1-877-705-6003 (toll-free) or 1-201-493-6725 and reference conference ID 13679488. The conference call will also be webcast live on the Investor Relations section of the company's website at http://uniquefab.investorroom.com

Following the conclusion of the live call, a replay of the webcast will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website for at least 90 days. A telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available from 12:00PM ET on May 10, 2018 until 11:59PM ET on May 17, 2018 by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (United States) or 1-412-317-6671 (international) and using the pin number 13676699.

About Unique Fabricating, Inc.

Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UFAB) engineers and manufactures components for customers in the automotive and industrial appliance market.  The Company's solutions are comprised of multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components and utilized in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) management, acoustical management, water and air sealing, decorative and other functional applications. Unique leverages proprietary manufacturing processes including die cutting, thermoforming, compression molding, fusion molding, and reaction injection molding to manufacture a wide range of products including air management products, heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), seals, fender stuffers, air ducts, acoustical insulation, door water shields, gas tank pads, light gaskets, topper pads, mirror gaskets and glove box liners. The Company is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. For more information, visit http://www.uniquefab.com/.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We present Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share in this press release to provide a supplemental measure of our operating performance. We define Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization expense, non-cash stock award, non-recurring integration expense, transaction fees related to our acquisitions, restructuring expenses, and one-time consulting and licensing ERP system implementation costs as we implement a new ERP system at all locations. We calculate Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share based upon earnings before non-cash stock awards, non-recurring expenses, transaction fees, and restructuring expenses, including the tax impact associated with these adjusting items. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share are useful performance measures used by us to facilitate a comparison of our operating performance and earnings on a consistent basis from period-to-period and to provide for a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business than measures under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP) can provide alone. Our board and management also use Adjusted EBITDA as one of the primary methods for planning and forecasting overall expected performance and for evaluating on a quarterly and annual basis actual results against such expectations, and as a performance evaluation metric in determining achievement of certain compensation programs and plans for Company management. In addition, the financial covenants in our senior secured credit facility are based on Adjusted EBITDA, as presented in this press release, subject to dollar limitations on certain adjustments and certain other addbacks permitted by our senior secured credit facility. These non-GAAP financial measures may have limitations as analytical tools, and these measures should not be considered in isolation as a substitute for analysis of Unique Fabricating's results as reported under GAAP.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or to future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause the Company's or the Company's industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements including statements relating to the Company's 2018 Outlook to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by this press release.  Words such as "may," "will," "could," "would," "should," "anticipate," "predict," "potential," "continue," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "believes," "estimates," "outlook," and similar expressions are used to identify these forward looking statements.  Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, our expectations about revenue, Adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted diluted earnings per share.  All such forward-looking statements are based on management's present expectations and are subject to certain factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, outcome of events, timing and performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements.  These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in particular the Section entitled "Risk Factors", as well as any updates to those risk factors filed from time to time in our periodic and current reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  All statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Unique Fabricating does not intend to update this information, unless required by law.  Reference to the Company's website above does not constitute incorporation of any of the information thereon into this press release.

Investor Contact:
Hayden IR
Brett Maas/Rob Fink
646-536-7331/646-415-8972
ufab@haydenir.com

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)



Thirteen Weeks
Ended April 1,
2018


Thirteen Weeks
Ended April 2, 
2017

Net sales

$

47,304,153



$

47,857,096


Cost of sales

36,224,006



36,749,935


Gross profit

11,080,147



11,107,161


Selling, general, and administrative expenses

7,966,982



7,591,704


Restructuring expenses

442,267




Operating income

2,670,898



3,515,457


Non-operating (expense) income




Other (expense) income, net

(36,034)



14,216


Interest expense

(735,759)



(615,696)


Total non-operating expense, net

(771,793)



(601,480)


Income – before income taxes

1,899,105



2,913,977


Income tax expense

387,216



867,140


Net income

$

1,511,889



$

2,046,837


Net income per share




Basic

$

0.15



$

0.21


Diluted

$

0.15



$

0.21


Cash dividends declared per share

$

0.15



$

0.15


 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)



April 1,
 2018


December 31,
 2017

Assets




Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,179,566



$

1,430,937


Accounts receivable – net

31,266,807



27,203,296


Inventory – net

16,902,736



16,330,084


Prepaid expenses and other current assets:




Prepaid expenses and other

4,506,828



3,962,012


Refundable taxes

537,180



646,253


Asset held for sale

733,059




Total current assets

55,126,176



49,572,582


Property, plant, and equipment – net

23,324,186



22,975,401


Goodwill

28,871,179



28,871,179


Intangible assets– net

18,605,369



19,635,782


Other assets




Investments – at cost

1,054,120



1,054,120


Deposits and other assets

397,391



353,719


Deferred tax asset

440,567



342,552


Total assets

$

127,818,988



$

122,805,335


Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity




Current liabilities




Accounts payable

$

14,784,964



$

11,708,175


Current maturities of long-term debt

3,999,998



3,799,998


Income taxes payable

423,875



348,910


Accrued compensation

2,667,307



2,840,559


Other accrued liabilities

1,093,406



1,027,489


  Other liabilities




Total current liabilities

22,969,550



19,725,131


Long-term debt – net of current portion

26,306,988



27,288,846


Line of credit-net

25,067,517



22,476,525


Deferred tax liability

2,482,705



2,432,754


Total liabilities

76,826,760



71,923,256


Stockholders' Equity




Common stock, $0.001 par value – 15,000,000 shares authorized and 9,766,563 and 9,757,563 issued and outstanding at April 1, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively

9,767



9,758


Additional paid-in-capital

45,775,819



45,712,568


Retained earnings

5,206,642



5,159,753


Total stockholders' equity

50,992,228



50,882,079


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

127,818,988



$

122,805,335


 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.

 Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)



Thirteen Weeks Ended 
April 1, 2018


Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 2, 2017

Cash flows from operating activities




Net income

$

1,511,889



$

2,046,837


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization

1,634,374



1,528,843


Amortization of debt issuance costs

35,536



33,019


Loss (gain) on sale of assets

14,680



(625)


Bad debt adjustment

61,800



32,931


Gain on derivative instrument

(35,596)



(195,016)


Stock option expense

33,260



37,508


Deferred income taxes

(48,064)



476,260


Changes in operating assets and liabilities that provided (used) cash:




Accounts receivable

(4,125,311)



(4,609,433)


Inventory

(572,652)



(410,000)


Prepaid expenses and other assets

(443,820)



(1,362,955)


Accounts payable

3,476,276



1,374,548


Accrued and other liabilities

(32,373)



(736,380)


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

1,509,999



(1,784,463)


Cash flows from investing activities




Purchases of property and equipment

(1,726,375)



(1,708,386)


Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

8,500



2,500


Net cash used in investing activities

(1,717,875)



(1,705,886)


Cash flows from financing activities




Net change in bank overdraft

(399,487)



(553,437)


Payments on term loans

(800,000)



(603,272)


Proceeds from revolving credit facilities, net

2,590,992



6,080,336


Proceeds from exercise of stock options and warrants

30,000



33,670


Distribution of cash dividends

(1,465,000)



(1,459,773)


Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(43,495)



3,497,524


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(251,371)



7,175


Cash and cash equivalents – beginning of period

1,430,937



705,535


Cash and cash equivalents – end of period

$

1,179,566



$

712,710


Supplemental disclosure of cash flow Information – cash paid for




Interest

$

692,826



$

575,280


Income taxes

$

123,246



$

493,065


 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA



Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 1, 2018


Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 2, 2017

GAAP Net income

$

1,511,889



$

2,046,837


Plus: Interest expense, net

735,759



615,696


Plus: Income tax expense

387,216



867,140


Plus: Depreciation and amortization

1,634,374



1,528,843


Plus: Non-cash stock award

33,260



37,508


Plus: Non-recurring integration expenses



2,829


Plus: Transaction fees



23,235


Plus: Restructuring expenses

442,267




Plus: One-time consulting and licensing ERP system implementation costs

180,701



238,124


Adjusted EBITDA

$

4,925,466



$

5,360,212


 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share



Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 1, 2018


Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 2, 2017

GAAP Net income

$

1,511,889



$

2,046,837


Plus: Non-cash stock award

33,260



37,508


Plus: Non-recurring integration expenses



2,829


Plus: Transaction fees



23,235


Plus: Restructuring expenses

442,267




Plus: One-time consulting and licensing ERP system implementation costs

180,701



238,124


Less: Tax impact

(133,801)



(18,918)


Adjusted Net income

$

2,034,316



$

2,329,615






Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

9,911,689



9,916,687


Net income per share




Diluted - GAAP

$

0.15



$

0.21


Diluted - Adjusted

$

0.21



$

0.23


 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.

Purchase Accounting Impacts and Other Effects



Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 1, 2018


Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 2, 2017

Non-cash purchase accounting impacts




Customer relationships amortization

$

836,793



$

836,071


Trade name amortization

72,926



72,926


Non-compete amortization

44,162



44,162


Unpatented technology

76,529



76,529


Less: Tax impact

(201,291)



(309,979)


Net income effect

$

829,119



$

719,709






Net income per share impact




GAAP - Basic

$

0.08



$

0.07


GAAP - Diluted

$

0.08



$

0.07


 

SOURCE Unique Fabricating, Inc.


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