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Unique Fabricating, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Company Reaffirms Full-Year Revenue and Profitability Guidance

Aug 9, 2018

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 9, 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 second quarter ended July 1, 2018.

Second Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue of $45.7 million in the second quarter of 2018, up 2.8% compared to $44.5 million in the second quarter of 2017
  • Net income of $1.8 million, or $0.18 per basic and diluted share in the second quarter of 2018, compared to $1.7 million, or $0.17 per basic and diluted share in the second quarter of 2017
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $5.6 million in the second quarter of 2018, including $1.7 million for non-cash charges specifically related to depreciation and amortization and non-cash stock awards, compared to $5.0 million in the second 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 $0.23 in the second quarter of 2018 versus $0.19 in the second quarter of 2017(1)
  • Declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share payable on September 7, 2018 for stockholders of record as of August 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 second quarter financial results reflect solid execution and operational performance, demonstrating that we are on track to achieve our full-year guidance, assuming current full year industry production forecasts are met," commented John Weinhardt, Chief Executive Officer. "Our sales for the second quarter were adversely affected by a fire at a key metal component supplier that, in turn, caused substantial production disruptions to Ford's light truck production, as well as that of General Motors, FCA, Mercedes and BMW. The affected vehicle assembly plants are now reportedly fully operational, and they are expected to make up the lost volume during the second half of the year. In addition, production schedules have been recalibrated following adjustments made by auto manufacturers to reduce inventory levels in prior quarters, and our new program launches are progressing on budget and according to schedule. We continue to carefully observe the reaction to new tariffs and stand ready to prudently adjust our operations accordingly should there be any fluctuations in consumer demand. We have continued to focus our attention and resources on continual process improvement, the alignment of our production assets with demand and appropriately managing our cost structure. As a result, we are delivering on our commitments to both our customers and our shareholders."

"The transfer of production from two facilities located in Michigan and Arkansas to other manufacturing locations is complete and the remaining assets are in the process of being sold at a premium to the carrying value on our books," Weinhardt added. "We plan to use the proceeds from the sale to reduce our debt. The restructuring charges associated with the plant closings are largely behind us, and we are beginning to realize the cost savings we expected in the second half of the year. Moving forward, our production footprint is appropriately aligned with our booked backlog and the growth we anticipate from potential new business in our pipeline."

"Despite the reduced revenue in the second quarter due to customer plant closures, we anticipate performing within our guidance for full year 2018 in light of our current customer releases, independent industry forecasts, our solid first half results, and the cadence of new program launches in the second half of the year," concluded Weinhardt.

Second Quarter Financial Summary

Total revenue for the quarter ended July 1, 2018 increased to $45.7 million, up 2.8%, or $1.2 million from $44.5 million during the same period last year. The increase was primarily driven by increased market penetration, partially offset by a decline in North American auto production of 2.9% quarter over quarter.

Gross profit for the quarter ended July 1, 2018 was $11.2 million, or 24.4% of total revenue, compared to $10.7 million, or 24.0% of total revenues, for the corresponding period last year. The increase in gross profit as a percentage of sales was primarily related to higher sales, the continued shift in our product mix to higher valued products, as well as operational efficiencies.

Restructuring expense for the quarter ended July 1, 2018 of $0.5 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 July 1, 2018 was $1.8 million, or $0.18 per basic and diluted share, compared to $1.7 million, or $0.17 per basic and diluted share, in the second quarter of 2017. The increase in net income was primarily due to higher sales and the gross profit increases described above, partially offset by the restructuring expenses described above.

Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended July 1, 2018 was $5.6 million compared to $5.0 million in the second quarter of 2017. The increase is primarily a result of higher sales and margins 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 July 1, 2018 was $0.23 compared to $0.19 in the second 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.

Year to Date Financial Summary

Total revenue for the first six months of 2018 increased to $93.1 million, up 0.7%, or $0.7 million from $92.4 million during the same period last year. The increase was primarily driven by increased market penetration, partially offset by a decline in North American auto production of 2.5% year over year.

Gross profit for the first six months of 2018 was $22.3 million, or 23.9% of total revenue, compared to $21.8 million, or 23.6% of total revenues, for the corresponding period last year. The increase in gross profit as a percentage of sales was primarily related to the higher sales, the continued shift in our product mix to higher valued products, and operational efficiencies.

Restructuring expense for the first six months of 2018 of $1.0 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 first six months of 2018 was $3.3 million, or $0.33 per basic and diluted share, compared to $3.7 million, or $0.38 per basic and diluted share, in the corresponding period last year. The decrease in net income was primarily due to the restructuring expenses described above, partially offset by the higher sales and gross profit increases described above.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first six months of 2018 was $10.5 million compared to $10.4 million in the same period last year. The increase is primarily a result of higher sales and margins 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 first six months of 2018 was $0.43 compared to $0.42 in the same period last year. 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 July 1, 2018 the Company had approximately $1.0 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 July 1, 2018 was $55.4 million compared to $53.6 million as of December 31, 2017.

As of July 1, 2018, the Company had $3.6 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 July, 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

The Company does not present a quantitative reconciliation of its forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures due to the inherent difficulty, without unreasonable efforts, in forecasting and quantifying with reasonable accuracy significant items required for this reconciliation.

Dividend

Unique's Board of Directors approved payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share on August 9, 2018. The dividend will be payable on September 7, 2018 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 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 13682253. 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 August 9, 2018 until 11:59PM ET on August 16, 2018 by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (United States) or 1-412-317-6671 (international) and using the pin number 13682253.

About Unique Fabricating, Inc.

Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UFAB) engineers and manufactures components for customers in the automotive and industrial appliance markets.  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 July 1, 2018


Thirteen Weeks
Ended July 2, 2017


Twenty-Six Weeks
Ended July 1, 2018


Twenty-Six Weeks
Ended July 2, 2017

Net sales

$

45,742,370



$

44,518,039



$

93,046,523



$

92,375,135


Cost of sales

34,553,348



33,851,948



70,777,354



70,601,883


Gross profit

11,189,022



10,666,091



22,269,169



21,773,252


Selling, general, and administrative expenses

7,378,506



7,595,317



15,345,488



15,187,021


Restructuring expenses

538,117





980,384




Operating income

3,272,399



3,070,774



5,943,297



6,586,231


Non-operating (expense) income








Other (expense) income, net

(28,299)



29,859



(64,333)



44,075


Interest expense

(860,714)



(703,211)



(1,596,473)



(1,318,907)


Total non-operating expense, net

(889,013)



(673,352)



(1,660,806)



(1,274,832)


Income – before income taxes

2,383,386



2,397,422



4,282,491



5,311,399


Income tax expense

632,377



729,012



1,019,593



1,596,152


Net income

$

1,751,009



$

1,668,410



$

3,262,898



$

3,715,247


Net income per share








Basic

$

0.18



$

0.17



$

0.33



$

0.38


Diluted

$

0.18



$

0.17



$

0.33



$

0.38


Cash dividends declared per share

$

0.15



$

0.15



$

0.30



$

0.30


 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)






July 1,
 2018


December 31,
 2017

Assets




Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$

980,533



$

1,430,937


Accounts receivable – net

32,120,004



27,203,296


Inventory – net

16,740,865



16,330,084


Prepaid expenses and other current assets:




Prepaid expenses and other

3,337,405



3,962,012


Refundable taxes

508,937



646,253


Asset held for sale

733,059




Total current assets

54,420,803



49,572,582


Property, plant, and equipment – net

24,361,811



22,975,401


Goodwill

28,871,179



28,871,179


Intangible assets– net

17,574,955



19,635,782


Other assets




Investments – at cost

1,054,120



1,054,120


Deposits and other assets

219,491



353,719


Deferred tax asset

418,435



342,552


Total assets

$

126,920,794



$

122,805,335


Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity




Current liabilities




Accounts payable

$

13,616,243



$

11,708,175


Current maturities of long-term debt

4,606,248



3,799,998


Income taxes payable

123,593



348,910


Accrued compensation

3,204,671



2,840,559


Other accrued liabilities

824,538



1,027,489


Total current liabilities

22,375,293



19,725,131


Long-term debt – net of current portion

24,718,880



27,288,846


Line of credit-net

26,058,832



22,476,525


Deferred tax liability

2,453,095



2,432,754


Total liabilities

75,606,100



71,923,256


Stockholders' Equity




Common stock, $0.001 par value – 15,000,000 shares authorized and
9,771,587 and 9,757,563 issued and outstanding at July 1, 2018 and
December 31, 2017, respectively

9,772



9,758


Additional paid-in-capital

45,812,494



45,712,568


Retained earnings

5,492,428



5,159,753


Total stockholders' equity

51,314,694



50,882,079


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

126,920,794



$

122,805,335


 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)






Twenty-Six Weeks
Ended July 1, 2018


Twenty-Six Weeks
Ended July 2, 2017

Cash flows from operating activities




Net income

$

3,262,898



$

3,715,247


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




Depreciation and amortization

3,285,818



3,107,637


Amortization of debt issuance costs

71,072



66,039


Loss (gain) on sale of assets

12,138



(17,105)


Bad debt adjustment

125,698



64,731


Gain on derivative instrument

(25,098)



(189,161)


Stock option expense

65,940



75,016


Deferred income taxes

(55,542)



240,067


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




Accounts receivable

(5,042,406)



(3,580,565)


Inventory

(410,782)



344,766


Prepaid expenses and other assets

921,250



(1,575,970)


Accounts payable

2,214,196



213,985


Accrued and other liabilities

(64,156)



(751,609)


Net cash provided by operating activities

4,361,026



1,713,078


Cash flows from investing activities




Purchases of property and equipment

(3,368,448)



(2,415,599)


Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

11,850



23,647


Net cash used in investing activities

(3,356,598)



(2,391,952)


Cash flows from financing activities




Net change in bank overdraft

(306,128)



(805,182)


Payments on term loans

(1,800,000)



(1,774,546)


Proceeds from revolving credit facilities, net

3,547,519



6,246,763


Proceeds from exercise of stock options and warrants

34,000



37,001


Distribution of cash dividends

(2,930,223)



(2,923,259)


Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(1,454,832)



780,777


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(450,404)



101,903


Cash and cash equivalents – beginning of period

1,430,937



705,535


Cash and cash equivalents – end of period

$

980,533



$

807,438


Supplemental disclosure of cash flow Information – cash paid for




Interest

$

1,510,524



$

1,237,849


Income taxes

$

962,500



$

1,670,064


 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA










Thirteen Weeks
Ended July 1, 2018


Thirteen Weeks
Ended July 2, 2017


Twenty Six Weeks
Ended July 1, 2018


Twenty Six Weeks
Ended July 2, 2017

GAAP Net income

$

1,751,009



$

1,668,410



$

3,262,898



$

3,715,247


Plus: Interest expense, net

860,714



703,211



1,596,473



1,318,907


Plus: Income tax expense

632,377



729,012



1,019,593



1,596,152


Plus: Depreciation and amortization

1,651,444



1,578,794



3,285,818



3,107,637


Plus: Non-cash stock award

32,681



37,508



65,941



75,016


Plus: Non-recurring integration expenses







2,829


Plus: Transaction fees







23,235


Plus: Restructuring expenses

538,117





980,384




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

138,983



300,871



319,684



538,995


Adjusted EBITDA

$

5,605,325



$

5,017,806



$

10,530,791



$

10,378,018


 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share










Thirteen Weeks
Ended July 1, 2018


Thirteen Weeks
Ended July 2, 2017


Twenty Six Weeks
Ended July 1, 2018


Twenty Six Weeks
Ended July 2, 2017

GAAP Net income

$

1,751,009



$

1,668,410



$

3,262,898



$

3,715,247


Plus: Non-cash stock award

32,681



37,508



65,941



75,016


Plus: Non-recurring integration expenses







2,829


Plus: Transaction fees







23,235


Plus: Restructuring expenses

538,117





980,384




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

138,983



300,871



319,684



538,995


Less: Tax impact

(188,324)



(102,894)



(322,125)



(192,342)


Adjusted Net income

$

2,272,466



$

1,903,895



$

4,306,782



$

4,162,980










Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

9,916,999



9,910,198



9,914,688



9,905,463


Net income per share








Diluted - GAAP

$

0.18



$

0.17



$

0.33



$

0.38


Diluted - Adjusted

$

0.23



$

0.19



$

0.43



$

0.42


 

UNIQUE FABRICATING, INC.

Purchase Accounting Impacts and Other Effects











Thirteen Weeks
Ended July 1, 2018


Thirteen Weeks
Ended July 2, 2017


Twenty Six Weeks
Ended July 1, 2018


Twenty Six Weeks
Ended July 2, 2017

Non-cash purchase accounting impacts








Customer relationships amortization

$

836,797



$

836,975



$

1,673,594



$

1,673,047


Trade name amortization

72,926



72,926



145,852



145,853


Non-compete amortization

44,162



44,162



88,324



88,324


Unpatented technology

76,529



76,529



153,058



153,058


Less: Tax impact

(273,369)



(313,696)



(474,660)



(623,675)


Net income effect

$

757,045



$

716,896



$

1,586,168



$

1,436,607










Net income per share impact








GAAP - Basic

$

0.08



$

0.07



$

0.16



$

0.15


GAAP - Diluted

$

0.08



$

0.07



$

0.16



$

0.15


 

SOURCE Unique Fabricating, Inc.


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