MEDINA, Ohio, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today said that outstanding performance in the company's consumer segment and more modest gains in its industrial segment resulted in significant increases in sales, net income and diluted earnings per share for the fiscal 2014 first quarter ended August 31, 2013.
Fiscal 2014 first-quarter net sales of $1.165 billion increased 11.3% over the $1.047 billion reported a year ago. RPM's consolidated earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) grew 96.4% to $164.0 million from $83.5 million reported in the fiscal 2013 first quarter. First-quarter net income increased 204.0% to $103.1 million, up from the $33.9 million reported in the year-ago period, and diluted earnings per share improved by 196.2% to $0.77 from $0.26.
During last year's first quarter, the company incurred a one-time, non-cash charge of $45.3 million for the partial write-down of its investments in Kemrock Industries and Exports Limited in India and an $11.0 million charge in its roofing business.
Excluding the impact of these charges in the year-ago period, RPM's 2014 first-quarter net sales increased 11.0% from an adjusted $1.050 billion, consolidated EBIT grew 17.3% over an adjusted $139.8 million, net income was up 21.6% from the adjusted $84.8 million last year, and diluted earnings per share improved 20.3% from the adjusted $0.64 earned a year ago.
First-Quarter Segment Sales and Earnings
RPM's consumer segment reported a 26.2% increase in sales to $433.4 million from $343.4 million in the fiscal 2013 first quarter. Organic growth was 9.1%, principally volume driven, with negative foreign exchange of 0.3% and acquisition growth of 17.4%. Consumer segment EBIT improved 40.6% to $82.7 million in the fiscal 2014 first quarter from $58.8 million in the same period a year ago, driven primarily by higher volume, as well as strong performance from fiscal 2013 acquisitions.
"Our consumer segment continued trends set over the past several quarters, benefiting from higher sales that resulted from market share gains, innovative newer products at selling prices significantly above our norm and the recovery in the U.S. housing market," stated Frank C. Sullivan, chairman and chief executive officer. "Additionally, two consumer segment businesses acquired in fiscal 2013, Kirker and Synta, are both performing well above expectations."
The company's industrial segment net sales improved 4.0%, to $731.2 million from the $703.3 million reported a year ago, with 3.5% in organic growth offset by 0.2% in foreign exchange losses, while acquisitions added 0.7%. Industrial segment EBIT grew 30.2% to $100.1 million from the $76.9 million reported in the fiscal 2013 first quarter. The first-quarter industrial segment sales increase was 3.5% over the adjusted $706.2 million last year, and EBIT growth was 2.5% over the adjusted $97.7 million in last year's first quarter.
"In the industrial segment, sales increased modestly in both our European businesses and our North American roofing business, marking an earlier than anticipated turnaround from last year's performance. Both Europe and roofing are already showing bottom line leverage as a result of restructuring actions taken in the last fiscal year. We continue to see gradual improvement in RPM businesses serving North American commercial construction markets, while our unique industrial companies within the RPM2 Group are experiencing particularly robust sales growth," stated Sullivan.
Cash Flow and Financial Position
During the fiscal 2014 first quarter, cash from operations was a negative $129.5 million, compared to $17.7 million a year ago, due primarily to increased working capital needs associated with increased sales volumes and a $61.9 million settlement payment by the company's roofing division to the U.S. General Services Administration, which was accrued in fiscal 2013. Capital expenditures were $10.7 million in the quarter, compared to $12.7 million in the year-ago period. Depreciation was $14.4 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2014, compared to $13.3 million for the same period last year.
Total debt at August 31, 2013 of $1.4 billion compares to $1.4 billion at May 31, 2013 and $1.2 billion at the end of last year's first quarter. Net (of cash) debt-to-total capital was 49.1%, versus 43.5% at the end of last year's first quarter and 46.2% at the end of the prior fiscal year. Liquidity, including cash, was $896.2 million, compared to $870.8 million a year ago and $1.1 billion at May 31, 2013.
"RPM's strong cash and liquidity position enables us to continue to support a growing cash dividend, as well as our acquisition program," Sullivan said. "Our debt-to-total capital ratio remains within our traditional range, and we continue to pursue acquisitions that complement our core growth strategies."
Recent Acquisition Boosts Already Strong Presence in Commercial Flooring Market
On September 3, 2013, RPM announced that its Performance Coatings Group (PCG) acquired Expanko, Inc., a producer of terrazzo, cork, rubber and rubber/cork tiles, primarily for the education, healthcare, hospitality and sports/entertainment commercial markets. With sales of more than $12 million, Expanko is expected to benefit from enhanced distribution and marketing capabilities available within PCG to expand its reach beyond its traditional eastern U.S. geography. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to earnings within one year.
"We are cautious with regards to the uncertainties surrounding the political gridlock in Washington, as well as U.S. Federal Reserve policy and its impact on global foreign exchange markets," said Sullivan. "However, we are very encouraged by the earlier than expected improved performance in RPM's European and roofing businesses and the continued momentum in all aspects of our consumer segment. Therefore, we are increasing our full-year outlook for EPS growth to a range of 10% to 14%, or $2.00 to $2.07 per diluted share," Sullivan concluded.
Webcast and Conference Call Information
Management will host a conference call to further discuss these results beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT today. The call can be accessed by dialing 800-901-5213 or 617-786-2962 for international callers. Participants are asked to call the assigned number approximately 10 minutes before the conference call begins. The call, which will last approximately one hour, will be open to the public, but only financial analysts will be permitted to ask questions. The media and all other participants will be in a listen-only mode.
For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be available from approximately 1 p.m. EDT today until 11:59 p.m. EDT on October 16, 2013. The replay can be accessed by dialing 888-286-8010 or 617-801-6888 for international callers. The access code is 40471764. The call also will be available both live and for replay, and as a written transcript, via the RPM web site at www.rpminc.com.
RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services serving both industrial and consumer markets. RPM's industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and specialty chemicals. Industrial brands include Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, Universal Sealants and Euco. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include Zinsser, Rust-Oleum, DAP, Varathane and Testors. Additional details can be found at www.RPMinc.com and by following RPM on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RPMintl.
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA
Three Months Ended
Cost of sales
Selling, general & administrative expenses
Investment (income), net
Other (income) expense, net
Income before income taxes
Provision for income taxes
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
Net income attributable to RPM International Inc. Stockholders
Earnings per share of common stock attributable to
RPM International Inc. Stockholders:
Average shares of common stock outstanding - basic
Average shares of common stock outstanding - diluted
Represents an adjustment for revised cost estimates in the Roofing Division of RPM's Building Solutions Group in conjunction with loss contracts outside of North America.
Adjustment includes $5,588 in Roofing exit costs and $5,000 of charges relating to Kemrock investment write-downs at RPM's Performance Coatings Group.
Write-downs of Kemrock investments, including $35,538 at Corporate and $4,735 at RPM's Performance Coatings Group.
SUPPLEMENTAL SEGMENT INFORMATION
Income Before Income Taxes (a):
Income Before Income Taxes (a)
Interest (Expense), Net (b)
(Expense) Before Income Taxes (a)
Income Before Income Taxes (a)
Interest (Expense), Net (b)
The presentation includes a reconciliation of Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes, a measure defined by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (GAAP), to EBIT.
Interest (expense), net includes the combination of interest (expense) and investment income/(expense), net.
EBIT is defined as earnings (loss) before interest and taxes. We evaluate the profit performance of our segments based on income before income taxes, but also look to EBIT as a performance evaluation measure because interest expense is essentially related to corporate acquisitions, as opposed to segment operations. For that reason, we believe EBIT is also useful to investors as a metric in their investment decisions. EBIT should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, operating income as determined in accordance with GAAP, since EBIT omits the impact of interest and taxes in determining operating performance, which represent items necessary to our continued operations, given our level of indebtedness and ongoing tax obligations. Nonetheless, EBIT is a key measure expected by and useful to our fixed income investors, rating agencies and the banking community all of whom believe, and we concur, that this measure is critical to the capital markets' analysis of our segments' core operating performance. We also evaluate EBIT because it is clear that movements in EBIT impact our ability to attract financing. Our underwriters and bankers consistently require inclusion of this measure in offering memoranda in conjunction with any debt underwriting or bank financing. EBIT may not be indicative of our historical operating results, nor is it meant to be predictive of potential future results.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
August 31, 2013
August 31, 2012
May 31, 2013
Cash and cash equivalents
Trade accounts receivable
Allowance for doubtful accounts
Net trade accounts receivable
Deferred income taxes
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
Total current assets
Property, Plant and Equipment, at Cost
Allowance for depreciation and amortization
Property, plant and equipment, net
Other intangible assets, net of amortization
Total other assets
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current portion of long-term debt
Accrued compensation and benefits
Accrued loss reserves
Other accrued liabilities
Total current liabilities
Long-term debt, less current maturities
Other long-term liabilities
Total long-term liabilities
Preferred stock; none issued
Common stock (outstanding 132,923; 132,013; 132,596)
Treasury stock, at cost
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)
Total RPM International Inc. stockholders' equity
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net
cash provided by operating activities:
Impairment loss on investment in Kemrock
Deferred income taxes
Stock-based compensation expense
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effect
from purchases and sales of businesses:
(Increase) decrease in receivables
(Increase) in inventory
(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other
current and long-term assets
(Decrease) in accounts payable
(Decrease) in accrued compensation and benefits
(Decrease) in accrued loss reserves
(Decrease) in contingent payment
Increase in other accrued liabilities
Cash (Used For) Provided By Operating Activities
Cash Flows From Investing Activities:
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired
Purchase of marketable securities
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities
Cash (Used For) Investing Activities
Cash Flows From Financing Activities:
Additions to long-term and short-term debt
Reductions of long-term and short-term debt
Repurchase of stock
Cash Provided By Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and
Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period
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