CAE Inc.
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CAE Inc.

February 09, 2011 08:36 ET

CAE reports third quarter fiscal year 2011 financial results

- Revenue up 7% to C$411.3 million compared to prior year

- Net earnings of C$40.7 million or C$0.16 per share

- C$514.4 million new orders for 1.25x book-to-sales and C$3.2 billion backlog

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2011) - (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE) – CAE today reported financial results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2010. Net earnings were C$40.7 million (C$0.16 per share), compared to C$37.7 million (C$0.15 per share) in the third quarter of last year. Excluding a restructuring charge last year, earnings were $40.3 million (C$0.16 per share). Revenue was C$411.3 million, 7% higher compared to C$382.9 million in the third quarter last year. All financial information is in Canadian dollars.

"The recovery underway in commercial aerospace led to higher activity in our civil segments during the third quarter, especially in training and services where we signed a number of long term agreements with airlines," said Marc Parent, CAE's President and Chief Executive Officer. "In military, we announced a range of strategic program wins, including the $250 million KC-135 training contract for the U.S. Air Force – CAE's first win as a prime contractor on a major U.S. military Aircrew Training Systems Contract."

Earnings before interest and taxes(1) (EBIT) were $64.8 million, or 15.8% of revenue.

Summary of consolidated results

(amounts in millions, except for operating margins)   Q3-2011 Q3-2010   YTD-2011 YTD-2010  
Revenue $ 411.3 382.9   1,164.6 1,130.4  
Total segment operating income $ 64.8 64.6   188.9 199.2  
Restructuring charge $ (3.9 ) (32.2 )
Earnings before interest and income taxes (EBIT) $ 64.8 60.7   188.9 167.0  
As a % of revenue % 15.8 15.9   16.2 14.8  
Net earnings $ 40.7 37.7   120.1 104.0  
Orders $ 514.4 315.8   1,378.3 946.8  
Backlog $ 3,215.3 2,917.1   3,215.3 2,917.1  

Military segments

Revenue for CAE's combined Military segments increased 6% in the third quarter to $220.7 million compared to $207.9 million last year. Training and services revenue was stable at $67.0 million while simulation products revenue grew 9% to $153.7 million. Year to date, combined Military revenue increased 3% from $590.9 million to $608.7 million. Before the negative impact of foreign currency translation over the first nine months, our revenue would have been up approximately 10%.

In addition to the foreign exchange impact, the prolonged U.S. government budget approval process has caused some delays in the government's funding of programs for which we have already been selected. As such, some of the revenue expected in the second half of this fiscal year will now only likely be realized next year. We expect a strong fourth quarter and to finish fiscal 2011 with high single-digit percentage revenue growth for the year. Based on our backlog and the programs we project winning near term, we still expect double-digit percentage growth in fiscal 2012.

Combined Military operating income was $38.8 million and operating margin was 17.6% compared to $35.8 million and 17.2%, respectively, in the third quarter last year. 

We announced a number of orders involving aircraft platforms we consider strategic to CAE, including the award to CAE USA of the prime contractor role on a major Aircrew Training Systems Contract to provide KC-135 training for the U.S. Air Force. This 10-year, $250 million award represents an important milestone for CAE as we pursue services outsourcing opportunities around the globe. $20 million of this contract is included in CAE's $3.2 billion backlog. Combined Military orders in the quarter totaled $203.8 million for a book-to-sales ratio of 0.92x. The ratio was 1.35x for the last 12 months.

Simulation Products/Military (SP/M)

(amounts in millions, except for operating margins)   Q3-2011 Q2-2011 Q1-2011 Q4-2010 Q3-2010
Revenue $ 153.7 137.2 115.8 149.3 140.4
Segment operating income $ 28.3 24.7 18.0 25.8 23.4
Operating margins % 18.4 18.0 15.5 17.3 16.7
Backlog $ 881.0 920.3 921.2 868.0 815.3

Training & Services /Military (TS/M)

(amounts in millions, except for operating margins)   Q3-2011 Q2-2011 Q1-2011 Q4-2010 Q3-2010
Revenue $ 67.0 68.6 66.4 68.5 67.5
Segment operating income $ 10.5 11.5 13.8 9.2 12.4
Operating margins % 15.7 16.8 20.8 13.4 18.4
Backlog $ 1,234.8 1,270.0 1,226.4 1,193.7 1,101.8

Civil segments

Revenue for our combined Civil segments increased 9% in the third quarter to $190.6 million compared to $175.0 million last year. This was the net result of a 21% increase in training and services revenue to $124.3 million, and a 9% decrease in simulation products revenue to $66.3 million, where we had a particularly strong comparable quarter last year. Excluding the impact of our New Core Markets initiatives of Healthcare, Mining and Energy, which are reported as part of the training and services segment, our operating margin in training was 17.7%. In simulation products, our operating margin was stable at 11.0% and our combined Civil segment operating margin was 15.2%. 

Year to date, combined Civil revenue increased 3% from $539.5 million to $555.9 million. Before the negative impact of foreign currency translation over the first nine months, our revenue would have been up approximately 9%.

Market activity continued to be more robust with the renewal and addition of a range of training contracts expected to generate $222.9 million in future revenue. We strengthened our position in South America with new long-term training agreements with TAM Airlines and LAN Airlines. In simulation products, we maintained our lead with eight full-flight simulator (FFS) orders for customers in the Middle East, China and Australia for a total of 22 announced year-to-date. We continue to expect our total FFS unit orders for the year to be in the mid-twenties, with a number of orders having delivery dates in later years, which will contribute to our longer-term performance.

We received $310.6 million in combined civil segment orders representing a book-to-sales ratio of 1.63x. The ratio was 1.21x for the last 12 months.

Training & Services/Civil (TS/C)

(amounts in millions, except for operating margins RSEUs and FFSs deployed)   Q3-2011 Q2-2011 Q1-2011 Q4-2010 Q3-2010
Revenue $ 124.3 118.0 117.6 113.6 102.4
Segment operating income $ 18.7 18.9 22.2 21.0 17.4
Operating margins % 15.0 16.0 18.9 18.5 17.0
Backlog $ 774.2 695.3 706.8 728.7 755.9
RSEUs   132 131 132 131 129
FFSs deployed   152 151 150 148 146

Simulation Products/Civil (SP/C)

(amounts in millions, except for operating margins)   Q3-2011 Q2-2011 Q1-2011 Q4-2010 Q3-2010
Revenue $ 66.3 62.8 66.9 64.5 72.6
Segment operating income $ 7.3 6.8 8.2 8.9 11.4
Operating margins % 11.0 10.8 12.3 13.8 15.7
Backlog $ 325.3 305.3 251.7 252.4 244.1

New Core Markets

We made additional progress in developing our CAE Mining initiative with the acquisition on January 1, 2011 of Century Systems Technologies, a supplier of solutions that complement our offering.

In CAE Healthcare, we sold more of our bedside ultrasound solutions as well as our surgical simulators to customers around the world. After the end of the quarter we launched our CAE Caesar™ trauma patient simulator, which is a high-fidelity patient simulator for training civil and military practitioners responsible for the care of trauma patients in the field.

Additional financial highlights

The effect of translating the results of our self-sustaining subsidiaries into Canadian dollars negatively impacted this quarter's revenue by $16.8 million and net earnings by $2.1 million, when compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2010. For the first nine months of fiscal 2011 the negative translation impact on revenue was $70.1 million and $10.3 million on net earnings.

Income taxes were $15.7 million representing an effective tax rate of 28%, which results from our mix of income from various jurisdictions. Year to date, our effective tax rate is also 28%.

Cash provided by continuing operating activities was $56.0 million and free cash flow(2) was $5.0 million this quarter. We invested $23.8 million in non-cash working capital, mainly in support of a number of contracts involving new aircraft types.

Net debt(3) was $285.6 million as at December 31, 2010, up $7.1 million from last quarter.

CAE will pay a dividend of $0.04 per share on March 31, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2011.

Additional information

You will find a more detailed discussion of our results by segment in the Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) as well as in our consolidated financial statements which are posted on our website at www.cae.com/Q3FY11.

CAE's audited annual financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the year ended March 31, 2010 have been filed with the Canadian securities commissions and are available on our website (www.cae.com) and on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). They have also been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and are available on their website (www.sec.gov).

Conference call Q3 FY2011 

CAE will host a conference call focusing on fiscal year 2011 third quarter financial results today at 12:00 p.m. ET. The call is intended for analysts, institutional investors and the media. Participants can listen to the conference by dialling + 1 800 913-1647 or + 1 416 981-9002. The conference call will also be audio webcast live for the public at www.cae.com.

CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1.5 billion, CAE employs more than 7,500 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in more than 20 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 30 civil aviation and military training centres, we train more than 80,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling and simulation software to various market segments and, through CAE's professional services division, we assist customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs. www.cae.com

Certain statements made in this news release, including, but not limited to, statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking and are subject to important risks, uncertainties and assumptions. The results or events predicted in these forward-looking statements may differ materially from actual results or events. These statements do not reflect the potential impact of any non-recurring or other special items or events that are announced or completed after the date of this news release, including mergers, acquisitions, or other business combinations and divestitures.

You will find more information about the risks and uncertainties associated with our business in the MD&A section of our annual report and annual information form for the year ended March 31, 2010. These documents have been filed with the Canadian securities commissions and are available on our website (www.cae.com), on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and a free copy is available upon request to CAE. They have also been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under Form 40-F and are available on EDGAR (www.sec.gov). You will also find on our web site the MD&A for the fiscal 2011 third quarter. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent our expectations as of February 9, 2011 and, accordingly, are subject to change after this date. We do not update or revise forward-looking information even if new information becomes available unless legislation requires us to do so. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Notes

(1) Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) is a non-GAAP measure that shows us how we have performed before the effects of certain financing decisions and tax structures. We track EBIT because we believe it makes it easier to compare our performance with previous periods, and with companies and industries that do not have the same capital structure or tax laws. 

(2) Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure that shows us how much cash we have available to build the business, repay debt and meet ongoing financial obligations. We use it as an indicator of our financial strength and liquidity. We calculate it by taking the net cash generated by our continuing operating activities, subtracting maintenance capital expenditures, other assets not related to growth and dividends paid and adding proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment.

(3) Net debt is a non-GAAP measure we use to monitor how much debt we have after taking into account liquid assets such as cash and cash equivalents. We use it as an indicator of our overall financial position, and calculate it by taking our total long-term debt, including the current portion, and subtracting cash and cash equivalents.

Consolidated Balance Sheets  
(Unaudited)        
  As at December 31   As at March 31  
(amounts in millions of Canadian dollars)   2010   2010  
Assets            
Current assets            
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 190.6   $ 312.9  
  Accounts receivable   263.0     237.5  
  Contracts in progress   262.0     220.6  
  Inventories   134.7     126.9  
  Prepaid expenses   34.4     33.7  
  Income taxes recoverable   47.9     24.3  
  Future income taxes   8.1     7.1  
  $ 940.7   $ 963.0  
Property, plant and equipment, net   1,158.1     1,147.2  
Future income taxes   77.9     82.9  
Intangible assets   151.0     125.4  
Goodwill   178.1     161.9  
Other assets   188.1     141.5  
  $ 2,693.9   $ 2,621.9  
             
Liabilities and shareholders' equity            
Current liabilities            
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 436.5   $ 467.8  
  Deposits on contracts   176.7     199.7  
  Current portion of long-term debt   33.0     51.1  
  Future income taxes   20.3     23.0  
  $ 666.5   $ 741.6  
Long-term debt   443.2     441.6  
Deferred gains and other long-term liabilities   242.5     200.5  
Future income taxes   108.1     82.4  
  $ 1,460.3   $ 1,466.1  
             
Shareholders' equity            
Capital stock $ 444.4   $ 441.5  
Contributed surplus   13.1     10.9  
Retained earnings   1,010.7     918.8  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (234.6 )   (215.4 )
  $ 1,233.6   $ 1,155.8  
  $ 2,693.9   $ 2,621.9  
             
             
             
Consolidated Statements of Earnings
 
    Three months ended     Nine months ended
(Unaudited)   December 31     December 31
(amounts in millions of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts)   2010     2009     2010     2009
Revenue $ 411.3   $ 382.9   $ 1,164.6   $ 1,130.4
Earnings before restructuring, interest and income taxes $ 64.8   $ 64.6   $ 188.9   $ 199.2
Restructuring charge   -     3.9     -     32.2
Earnings before interest and income taxes $ 64.8   $ 60.7   $ 188.9   $ 167.0
Interest expense, net   8.4     6.5     22.9     20.5
Earnings before income taxes $ 56.4   $ 54.2   $ 166.0   $ 146.5
Income tax expense   15.7     16.5     45.9     42.5
Net earnings $ 40.7   $ 37.7   $ 120.1   $ 104.0
Basic and diluted earnings per share $ 0.16   $ 0.15   $ 0.47   $ 0.41
Weighted average number of shares outstanding (basic)   256.8     255.9     256.6     255.7
Weighted average number of shares outstanding (diluted) (1)   257.5     255.9     257.0     255.7
(1) For the three and nine months ended December 31, 2009, the effect of stock options potentially exercisable was anti-dilutive; therefore, the basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding are the same.
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders' Equity 
(Unaudited)           
 
nine months ended December 31, 2010           
(amounts in millions of Canadian dollars, except number of shares)           
                    Accumu-
lated
           
  Common Shares                 Other         Total  
  Number of   Stated     Contri-
buted
    Retained     Compre-
hensive
        Share-
holders'
 
  Shares   Value     Surplus     Earnings     Loss         Equity  
Balances, beginning of period 256,516,994 $ 441.5   $ 10.9   $ 918.8   $ (215.4 )     $ 1,155.8  
Stock options exercised 267,225   1.8     -     -     -         1.8  
Transfer upon exercise of stock options -   0.7     (0.7 )   -     -         -  
Stock dividends 38,222   0.4     -     (0.4 )   -         -  
Stock-based compensation -   -     2.9     -     -         2.9  
Net earnings -   -     -     120.1     -         120.1  
Dividends -   -     -     (27.8 )   -         (27.8 )
Other comprehensive loss -   -     -     -     (19.2 )       (19.2 )
Balances, end of period 256,822,441 $ 444.4   $ 13.1   $ 1,010.7   $ (234.6 )     $ 1,233.6  
                                     
(Unaudited)            
nine months ended December 31, 2009            
(amounts in millions of Canadian dollars, except number of shares)            
                  Accumu-
lated
           
  Common Shares                 Other         Total  
  Number of   Stated     Contri-
buted
    Retained     Compre-
hensive
        Share-
holders'
 
  Shares   Value     Surplus     Earnings     Loss         Equity  
Balances, beginning of period 255,146,443 $ 430.2   $ 10.1   $ 805.0   $ (47.5 )     $ 1,197.8  
Stock options exercised 1,069,945   6.0     -     -     -         6.0  
Transfer upon exercise of stock options -   2.8     (2.8 )   -     -         -  
Stock dividends 36,984   0.3     -     (0.3 )   -         -  
Stock-based compensation -   -     3.3     -     -         3.3  
Net earnings -   -     -     104.0     -         104.0  
Dividends -   -     -     (22.7 )   -         (22.7 )
Other comprehensive loss -   -     -     -     (117.2 )       (117.2 )
Balances, end of period 256,253,372 $ 439.3   $ 10.6   $ 886.0   $ (164.7 )     $ 1,171.2  
                                     
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)  
                               
    Three months ended       Nine months ended  
(Unaudited)   December 31       December 31  
(amounts in millions of Canadian dollars)   2010       2009       2010       2009  
Net earnings $ 40.7     $ 37.7     $ 120.1     $ 104.0  
Other comprehensive income (loss):                              
Foreign currency translation adjustment                              
Net foreign exchange losses on translation of financial statements of self-sustaining foreign operations $ (46.3 )   $ (30.5 )   $ (20.2 )   $ (167.9 )
Net change in gains on certain long-term debt denominated in foreign currency and designated as hedges of net investments in self-sustaining foreign operations   3.7       3.5       2.8       14.1  
Reclassification to income   (0.3 )     0.3       (0.6 )     0.3  
Income taxes   (0.5 )     (0.4 )     (0.9 )     0.9  
  $ (43.4 )   $ (27.1 )   $ (18.9 )   $ (152.6 )
Net changes in cash flow hedge                              
Net change in gains on derivative items designated as hedges of cash flows $ 14.4     $ 7.0     $ 6.6     $ 44.3  
Reclassifications to income or to the related non-financial assets or liabilities   (1.9 )     (6.9 )     (7.5 )     6.3  
Income taxes   (3.3 )     0.3       0.6       (15.2 )
  $ 9.2     $ 0.4     $ (0.3 )   $ 35.4  
Total other comprehensive loss $ (34.2 )   $ (26.7 )   $ (19.2 )   $ (117.2 )
Comprehensive income (loss) $ 6.5     $ 11.0     $ 100.9     $ (13.2 )
                               
   
Consolidated Statement of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss  
   
   
(Unaudited)   Foreign             Accumulated  
as at December 31, 2010   Currency       Cash     Other  
(amounts in millions   Translation     Flow     Comprehensive  
of Canadian dollars)   Adjustment     Hedge     Loss  
                         
Balance in accumulated other comprehensive loss, beginning of period   $ (226.4 )   $ 11.0     $ (215.4 )
Details of other comprehensive income:                        
  Net change in (losses) gains     (17.4 )     6.6       (10.8 )
  Reclassification to income or to the related non-financial assets or liabilities     (0.6 )     (7.5 )     (8.1 )
  Income taxes     (0.9 )     0.6       (0.3 )
Total other comprehensive loss   $ (18.9 )   $ (0.3 )   $ (19.2 )
Balance in accumulated other comprehensive loss, end of period   $ (245.3 )   $ 10.7     $ (234.6 )
                         
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows              
                             
        Three months ended     Nine months ended  
(Unaudited)   December 31     December 31  
(amounts in millions of Canadian dollars)   2010     2009     2010     2009  
Operating activities                        
Net earnings $ 40.7   $ 37.7   $ 120.1   $ 104.0  
Adjustments to reconcile earnings to cash flows from                        
  operating activities:                        
    Depreciation of property, plant and equipment   19.0     19.9     55.6     57.4  
    Financing cost amortization   0.2     0.2     0.7     0.6  
    Amortization of intangible and other assets   5.1     4.5     14.9     13.5  
    Future income taxes   13.1     14.0     26.4     15.8  
    Investment tax credits   (6.2 )   (12.4 )   (9.1 )   (9.9 )
    Stock-based compensation plans   3.2     1.6     14.6     10.0  
    Employee future benefits, net   (8.4 )   0.3     (7.5 )   (0.3 )
    Amortization of other long-term liabilities   (1.9 )   (1.7 )   (5.5 )   (5.4 )
    Other   (8.8 )   (1.9 )   (17.4 )   (2.7 )
Changes in non-cash working capital   (23.8 )   (40.4 )   (136.3 )   (64.7 )
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 32.2   $ 21.8   $ 56.5   $ 118.3  
Investing activities                        
Business acquisitions, net of cash and cash                        
  equivalents acquired $ (3.7 ) $ (6.7 ) $ (24.9 ) $ (29.6 )
Joint venture, net of cash and cash equivalents acquired   -     -     (1.9 )   -  
Capital expenditures   (24.0 )   (24.1 )   (77.8 )   (82.4 )
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment   0.1     0.3     1.4     8.8  
Deferred development costs   (7.7 )   (3.3 )   (16.3 )   (9.4 )
Other   (8.0 )   (4.8 )   (16.8 )   (9.8 )
Net cash used in investing activities $ (43.3 ) $ (38.6 ) $ (136.3 ) $ (122.4 )
Financing activities                        
Proceeds from long-term debt, net of transaction costs                        
  and hedge accounting adjustment $ 22.1   $ 9.9   $ 35.5   $ 164.6  
Repayment of long-term debt   (24.6 )   (9.6 )   (37.8 )   (99.9 )
Proceeds from capital leases   11.0     4.7     11.0     21.6  
Repayments of capital lease   (1.4 )   (1.1 )   (14.9 )   (4.3 )
Dividends paid   (10.1 )   (7.6 )   (27.8 )   (22.7 )
Common stock issuance   1.2     2.6     1.8     6.0  
Other   (0.6 )   (0.5 )   (8.8 )   (1.9 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities $ (2.4 ) $ (1.6 ) $ (41.0 ) $ 63.4  
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash                        
  and cash equivalents $ (4.5 ) $ (4.6 ) $ (1.5 ) $ (20.4 )
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents $ (18.0 ) $ (23.0 ) $ (122.3 ) $ 38.9  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   208.6     257.1     312.9     195.2  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 190.6   $ 234.1   $ 190.6   $ 234.1  
                             

Contact Information

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