SOURCE: Cubic Corporation

Cubic Corporation

December 14, 2012 18:11 ET

Cubic Corporation Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2012

Completes Restatement for Fiscal Years 2009, 2010 and 2011 and Interim Periods

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 14, 2012) - Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today reported higher sales and earnings for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012. Sales in fiscal year 2012 were $1.381 billion, an increase of 7 percent over sales of $1.296 billion in the restated prior year. Net income attributable to Cubic shareholders increased to $91.9 million, or $3.44 per share, from $83.6 million, or $3.13 per share, last year, as restated. Sales and net income were both record highs.

The company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) its financial statements for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 and the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012. In addition, Cubic filed its restated financial statements for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2011, 2010 and 2009, the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, and each of the prior quarters of 2011 and 2010. The restatement resulted in a cumulative increase in equity of $26.9 million through March 31, 2012.

Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Review

  • Sales increased 7 percent to $1.381 billion in fiscal 2012 from $1.296 billion in the restated prior year. The increase was primarily due to growth of 20 percent in Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), and in particular from our contracts in Sydney, Australia and Vancouver, B.C. Growth in 2012 sales from Mission Support Services (MSS) was nearly offset by a decrease in Cubic Defense Systems (CDS) sales.

  • Operating income increased 13 percent to $128.0 million in 2012 compared to $113.5 million in the restated prior year. CTS and CDS each contributed to the growth in operating income in 2012, while MSS operating income was down in 2012 from 2011. Growth in CTS sales was the primary reason for the increase in operating income. CDS operating income grew primarily due to a decrease in our investment in cross domain and global asset tracking products in 2012 compared to 2011. Operating results for MSS include an operating loss from Abraxas of $1.3 million in 2012, including amortization of intangible assets of $9.3 million, compared to a loss of $3.5 million in 2011, which included amortization of intangible assets of $8.2 million and acquisition costs of $0.7 million.

  • Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses increased to $163.7 million or 12 percent of sales in 2012, compared to $159.8 million or 12 percent of sales in the restated prior year. The increase in SG&A expenses in 2012 reflects the overall growth of the business.

  • Company-sponsored research and development (R&D) spending totaled $28.7 million in 2012 compared to $25.3 million in the restated prior year. The increase in R&D expenditures in 2012 came from the transportation systems business, which increased R&D spending from $4.0 million in 2011 to $8.3 million in 2012.

  • Our effective tax rate for 2012 was 29 percent of pretax income compared to 28 percent in 2011, as restated, primarily because of the expiration of the U.S. R&D credit on December 31, 2011.

  • Net income attributable to Cubic increased to $91.9 million, or $3.44 per share, in 2012 from $83.6 million, or $3.13 per share, in the restated prior year. Higher net income year-over-year resulted primarily from the improvements in operating income.

  • While CDS and CTS both generated negative operating cash flows in 2012, MSS contributed positive operating cash flows. Operating activities used cash of $54.7 million in 2012, compared to providing cash of $129.1 million in the prior year. In 2012, cash generated by earnings was offset by increases in accounts receivable of $118.2 million and inventories of $13.6 million, and a net decrease in customer advances of $38.0 million. In addition, the company incurred $26.9 million in costs to build a new open payment fare collection system for Chicago. The growth in accounts receivable and reduction of customer advances related to several large transportation systems and defense systems contracts the company worked on in 2012. Negative cash flows on these contracts at this stage of their completion are in accordance with contract terms. The company expects cash flows from these contracts to improve as deliveries are made and milestones are reached on these contracts.

  • Total backlog increased $50.2 million from $2.781 billion, as restated at September 30, 2011, to $2.832 billion at September 30, 2012. The majority of the CTS backlog increase was related to a new contract in Chicago, which added $454 million. Backlog for CDA and MSS decreased from September 30, 2011, as restated, to September 30, 2012. In 2013 the amount of sales from backlog are expected to be approximately $1 billion, which historically has represented 70 to 73 percent of the company's revenues for the following year. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has been issuing shorter duration contract awards for both product and services and this has resulted in decreased backlog for the company's defense businesses.

Financial Restatement Summary

  • Cubic today also filed its restated financial statements for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2011, 2010 and 2009, the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, and each of the quarters of 2011 and 2010.

  • The restatement resulted in a cumulative increase in retained earnings of $18.3 million as of September 30, 2007, and changes in revenues and net income for 2008 through 2011 as shown in the table below.
                   
                   
                   
September 30,   2011     2010   2009   2008
                           
Sales (previously reported)   $ 1,285,203     $ 1,194,189   $ 1,016,657   $ 881,135
  Adjustments     10,378       4,003     9,267     11,499
Sales (as restated)   $ 1,295,581     $ 1,198,192   $ 1,025,924   $ 892,634
                           
Operating income (previously reported)   $ 112,335     $ 105,525   $ 84,708   $ 53,264
  Adjustments     1,173       1,108     11,159     9,256
Operating income (as restated)   $ 113,508     $ 106,633   $ 95,867   $ 62,520
                           
Net income (previously reported)   $ 84,768     $ 70,636   $ 55,686   $ 36,854
  Adjustments     (1,174 )     1,458     7,459     4,638
Net income (as restated)   $ 83,594     $ 72,094   $ 63,145   $ 41,492
                           
Earnings per share (previously reported)   $ 3.17     $ 2.64   $ 2.08   $ 1.38
  Adjustments     (0.04 )     0.06     0.28     0.17
Earnings per share (as restated)   $ 3.13     $ 2.70   $ 2.36   $ 1.55
                           
                           
                           
  • Fiscal year 2012 was a very good year for the corporation in terms of performance. In comparison, the company anticipates that 2013 will be a challenging year. The company's defense businesses, like all companies in the defense industry, continue to face uncertainties related to DoD budget cuts. These cuts, if implemented, could trigger across-the-board spending reductions scheduled to go into effect in 2013.

  • Additionally, the defense services market is becoming increasingly competitive. As a result of this market environment, the company's defense services business may experience lower profit margins in 2013 compared to 2012. While the company believes its training services and systems are essential to the U.S. military, Cubic, and the defense industry as a whole, is uncertain as to which programs and technologies could be most affected. Approximately 50 percent of sales in our defense systems business have been international in recent years, which should help mitigate an anticipated slowdown in U.S. spending.

  • In 2013 the company expects its transportation business to complete the design/build phase on major automated fare collection projects. During this phase, the transportation business may also face margin pressure until the new systems are operational.

  • Although 2013 is anticipated to be a transition year, the company remains confident in its long-term prospects for growth. The company has a diverse portfolio of market leading businesses which provide systems and services to a global customer base. The company plans to leverage and build upon its market leading positions and find additional opportunities for growth in adjacent markets by leveraging both research and development, and acquisitions.

The Company filed its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 and its Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2012 with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. These reports may be found at www.cubic.com under "Investor Info." Shareholders may also receive a free copy of these reports upon written request to the Company or by e-mail to Investor.Relations@Cubic.com.

Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and defense electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services. Cubic Transportation Systems is the world's leading provider of automated fare collection systems and services for public transit authorities. For more information about Cubic, see the Company's Web site at www.cubic.com.

In addition to historical matters, this release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve predictions of future results. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which may affect the Company's business and prospects. These include uncertainties related to possible Department of Defense budget cuts, any unanticipated issues related to the restatement of the Company's financial statements, any additional issues or matters arising from a potential review of the Company's periodic reports by the SEC, the Company's ability to develop and implement new processes and procedures to remediate the material weakness that existed in its internal control over financial reporting, the effects of politics on negotiations and business dealings with government entities, economic conditions in the various countries in which the Company does or hopes to do business, competition and technology changes in the defense and transit industries, and other competitive and technological factors.

Any statements about the Company's expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or future financial and/or operating performance are not historical and may be forward-looking. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as "may," "will," "anticipate," "estimate," "plan," "project," "continuing," "ongoing," "expect," "believe," "intend," "predict," "potential," "opportunity" and similar words or phrases or the negatives of these words or phrases. These statements involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties.

Since actual results or outcomes may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by the Company, investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. In addition, past financial and/or operating performance is not necessarily a reliable indicator of future performance and investors should not use the Company's historical performance to anticipate results or future period trends. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict which factors will arise. In addition, the Company cannot assess the impact of each factor on its business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

   
   
   
CUBIC CORPORATION  
   
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME  
(amounts in thousands, except per share data)  
   
   
    Years Ended September 30,  
    2012     2011     2010     2009  
              (As Restated)       (As Restated)       (As Restated)  
Net sales:                                
  Products   $ 663,287     $ 600,933     $ 607,756     $ 508,167  
  Services     718,208       694,648       590,436       517,757  
      1,381,495       1,295,581       1,198,192       1,025,924  
Costs and expenses:                                
  Products     451,573       418,279       430,417       378,052  
  Services     594,662       564,062       511,014       418,292  
  Selling, general and administrative expenses     163,688       159,791       124,306       119,108  
  Research and development     28,722       25,260       18,976       8,173  
  Amortization of purchased intangibles     14,828       14,681       6,846       6,432  
      1,253,473       1,182,073       1,091,559       930,057  
                                 
Operating income     128,022       113,508       106,633       95,867  
                                 
Other income (expenses):                                
  Interest and dividend income     2,994       2,568       1,590       1,664  
  Interest expense     (1,550 )     (1,461 )     (1,755 )     (2,031 )
  Other income - net     821       1,662       3,637       661  
                                 
Income before income taxes     130,287       116,277       110,105       96,161  
                                 
Income taxes     38,183       32,373       38,011       33,016  
                                 
Net income     92,104       83,904       72,094       63,145  
                                 
Less noncontrolling interest in income of VIE     204       310       -       -  
                                 
Net income attributable to Cubic   $ 91,900     $ 83,594     $ 72,094     $ 63,145  
                                 
Basic and diluted net income per common share   $ 3.44     $ 3.13     $ 2.70     $ 2.36  
                                 
Average number of common shares outstanding     26,736       26,736       26,735       26,731  
   
   
   
CUBIC CORPORATION  
   
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(in thousands)  
   
    September 30,  
    2012     2011     2010     2009  
          (As Restated)     (As Restated)     (As Restated)  
ASSETS                                
                                 
Current assets:                                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 212,267     $ 329,148     $ 295,434     $ 244,074  
  Restricted cash     68,749       -       -       -  
  Short-term investments     -       25,829       84,081       8,127  
  Accounts receivable:                                
    Trade and other receivables     17,543       20,259       11,594       12,833  
    Long-term contracts     333,617       207,426       201,898       222,709  
    Allowance for doubtful accounts     (463 )     (395 )     (663 )     (4,558 )
      350,697       227,290       212,829       230,984  
                                 
  Recoverable income taxes     7,083       24,917       6,810       249  
  Inventories     52,366       38,359       40,653       57,605  
  Deferred income taxes     7,587       9,483       14,290       20,191  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     13,977       21,080       26,127       29,957  
Total current assets     712,726       676,106       680,224       591,187  
                                 
Long-term contract receivables     22,070       23,700       28,080       13,400  
Long-term capitalized contract costs     26,875       -       -       -  
Property, plant and equipment - net     55,327       48,467       47,469       48,895  
Deferred income taxes     16,364       12,824       19,288       14,504  
Goodwill     146,933       146,355       64,142       59,433  
Purchased intangibles - net     39,374       54,139       26,295       28,618  
Miscellaneous other assets     6,648       4,933       6,021       7,536  
                                 
Total assets   $ 1,026,317     $ 966,524     $ 871,519     $ 763,573  
   
   
   
CUBIC CORPORATION  
   
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS-continued  
(in thousands)  
   
    September 30,  
    2012     2011     2010     2009  
          (As Restated)     (As Restated)     (As Restated)  
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                                
                                 
Current liabilities:                                
  Trade accounts payable   $ 47,917     $ 43,984     $ 39,085     $ 32,542  
  Customer advances     100,764       134,316       98,515       83,978  
  Accrued compensation     52,680       49,513       48,994       49,134  
  Other current liabilities     55,988       57,006       61,091       59,644  
  Income taxes payable     20,733       18,716       27,219       12,099  
  Current maturities of long-term debt     4,561       4,541       4,545       4,554  
Total current liabilities     282,643       308,076       279,449       241,951  
                                 
Long-term debt     6,942       11,377       15,949       20,570  
Accrued pension liability     46,382       41,166       39,855       33,762  
Deferred compensation     8,619       7,884       8,508       7,902  
Income taxes payable     4,862       12,129       9,961       11,001  
Other non-current liabilities     6,527       6,582       4,748       -  
                                 
Commitments and contingencies                                
                                 
Shareholders' equity:                                
  Preferred stock, no par value: Authorized -- 5,000 shares Issued and outstanding -- none     -       -       -       -  
  Common stock, no par value: Authorized--50,000 shares 2012, 2011 and 2010 -- Issued 35,682 shares, outstanding--26,736 shares 2009 -- Issued 35,677 shares, outstanding--26,732 shares     12,574       12,574       12,574       12,530  
  Retained earnings     715,043       629,560       553,452       486,170  
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (21,148 )     (26,493 )     (16,340 )     (14,242 )
  Treasury stock at cost - 8,945 shares     (36,078 )     (36,078 )     (36,074 )     (36,071 )
Shareholders' equity related to Cubic     670,391       579,563       513,612       448,387  
  Noncontrolling interest in variable interest entity     (49 )     (253 )     (563 )     -  
Total shareholders' equity     670,342       579,310       513,049       448,387  
                                 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 1,026,317     $ 966,524     $ 871,519     $ 763,573  
   
   
   
CUBIC CORPORATION  
   
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
(in thousands)  
   
    Years Ended September 30,        
    2012     2011     2010     2009  
          (As Restated)     (As Restated)     (As Restated)  
Operating Activities:                                
  Net income   $ 92,104     $ 83,904     $ 72,094     $ 63,145  
    Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                                
      Depreciation and amortization     22,857       22,341       14,469       15,586  
      Deferred income taxes     (1,486 )     2,512       1,130       5,320  
      Provision for doubtful accounts     -       -       (3,889 )     3,038  
      Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:                                
        Accounts receivable     (118,164 )     3,566       25,225       41,077  
        Inventories     (13,636 )     2,442       17,304       (7,734 )
        Prepaid expenses and other current assets     7,574       5,122       4,167       5,751  
        Long-term capitalized contract costs     (26,875 )     -       -       -  
        Accounts payable and other current liabilities     8,525       (1,547 )     (24,141 )     15,083  
        Customer advances     (37,999 )     37,143       18,462       34,619  
        Income taxes     11,929       (23,713 )     (13,628 )     (675 )
        Other items - net     494       (2,676 )     3,799       1,614  
NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES     (54,677 )     129,094       114,992       176,824  
                                 
Investing Activities:                                
  Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired     -       (126,825 )     (8,250 )     (19,965 )
  Consolidation of variable interest entity     -       -       38,264       -  
  Proceeds from sales or maturities of short-term investments     25,829       58,252       82,992       -  
  Purchases of short-term investments     -       -       (158,946 )     (8,127 )
  Purchases of property, plant and equipment     (14,226 )     (8,728 )     (6,878 )     (5,332 )
  Other items - net     -       -       -       41  
NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) INVESTING ACTIVITIES     11,603       (77,301 )     (52,818 )     (33,383 )
                                 
Financing Activities:                                
  Principal payments on long-term debt     (4,549 )     (4,555 )     (4,541 )     (5,970 )
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock     -       -       44       45  
  Purchases of treasury stock     -       (4 )     (3 )     -  
  Net change in restricted cash     (68,584 )     -       -       -  
  Dividends paid to shareholders     (6,417 )     (7,486 )     (4,812 )     (4,811 )
NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES     (79,550 )     (12,045 )     (9,312 )     (10,736 )
                                 
Effect of exchange rates on cash     5,743       (6,034 )     (1,502 )     (1,327 )
                                 
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS     (116,881 )     33,714       51,360       131,378  
                                 
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year     329,148       295,434       244,074       112,696  
                                 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT THE END OF THE YEAR   $ 212,267     $ 329,148     $ 295,434     $ 244,074  

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