SOURCE: Shiloh Industries

December 19, 2011 09:37 ET

Shiloh Industries Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2011 Results

VALLEY CITY, OH--(Marketwire - Dec 19, 2011) - Shiloh Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLO) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2011.

Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Highlights:

  • Sales revenue for the quarter increased to $143.7 million, an increase of 13.4% from the prior year quarter. Fiscal 2011 sales revenues were $517.7 million, a 13.2% increase over the prior year.
  • Operating income was $4.6 million for the quarter and $14.8 million for the fiscal year.
  • Total debt at October 31, 2011 was $26.1 million resulting in a net debt to total capitalization ratio of 19.5%.
  • Reported net income of $0.13 per share diluted for the quarter compared to a net loss of $0.04 per share diluted in the prior year quarter. Fiscal 2011 net income was $0.47 per share diluted compared to $0.23 per share diluted in the prior year.

Sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 of $143.7 million improved 13.4% compared to fourth quarter sales for fiscal 2010 of $126.7 million. North American car and light truck production volumes in total increased 10.2% compared to the fourth quarter of the prior year with the traditional domestic manufacturers' production volumes increasing by 7.7%. The Company's sales revenue increased above the industry statistics due to a favorable mix of vehicle platforms, the impact of new programs launched since the fourth quarter of the prior year and an increase in the heavy truck industry.

The Company reported operating income of $4.6 million or 3.2% of sales, which included impairment charges of $0.3 million, in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 compared to an operating loss of $0.3 million, including the impairment charges of $4.6 million and restructuring charges of $0.3 million in the prior year fourth quarter. The Manufacturing and Selling, General and Administrative costs increased in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 as expected, compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010, as a result of increased labor costs associated with the higher production volumes, preparation for new program launches, the phase out of the Company's Mansfield facility and the start-up costs related to the Company's Bowling Green facility. In addition, the implemented increase in payroll and benefit expenses, which were restored to pre-crisis levels at the beginning of the fiscal year, increased costs year-over-year by approximately $3.9 million.

Interest expense for the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year was $0.4 million compared to $0.6 million in the prior year fourth quarter as a result of a reduction in average borrowing rates from the Company's amended and restated Credit Agreement entered into in April 2011.

The Company reported net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 of $2.2 million or $0.13 per share diluted, which includes an asset impairment charge of $0.3 million or $0.01 per share diluted. This compares to a net loss for the fourth quarter of the prior year of $0.7 million or $0.04 per share diluted, after the recognition of $4.9 million in impairment and restructuring charges related to the closure of our Mansfield facility.

Fiscal Year 2011 Results
For fiscal year 2011, sales of $517.7 million were $60.5 million or 13.2% higher than sales for fiscal 2010. The increased sales are a reflection of the improved car and light truck production of 8.1% in fiscal 2011 compared to fiscal 2010, increased volumes in the heavy truck industry and the benefit of new program launches.

Operating income for fiscal year 2011 was $14.8 million, including net asset impairment charges of $0.1 million and restructuring charges of $0.4 million, compared to an operating income of $9.9 million, including the asset impairment charges of $4.5 million and restructuring charges of $0.3 million in fiscal 2010.

Interest expense for fiscal 2011 of $1.7 million was $2.0 million less than fiscal 2010 due to a reduction in the level of average borrowed funds and lower average borrowing rates.

The Company's net income for fiscal 2011 was $7.8 million or $0.47 per share diluted including the impairment and restructuring charges, compared to $3.9 million or $0.23 per share diluted including the impairment and restructuring charges in fiscal 2010.

In commenting on the results of fiscal year 2011, Theodore K. Zampetis, President and CEO, said, "Fiscal year 2011, as expected, was another year of continuous improvement in operational and financial performance for the Company after the crisis years of 2008 and 2009 in the overall economy and the automotive industry. The car and light truck production volumes ended up as we forecasted at 12.8 million units in our fiscal year 2011, which is an indication that the gradual improvement trend continues in spite of the relative volatility experienced from month to month in the vehicle build schedules.

"During the year, the Company accomplished the operational targets set by strengthening our sales and business development structure, accelerating our product innovation cycle, completing the phase out of our Mansfield, OH facility and the start up phase of our new facility in Bowling Green, KY, resulting in an effective geographic footprint in the region. In addition, we launched successfully a number of programs for several customers and we were awarded the first mass produced 'AcroStik Panel Laminate' product from a major customer."

Mr. Zampetis concluded, "During 2011 we generated sufficient cash flow from operations to finance all the financial needs of the Company and finished with a reduced debt level, and a net debt to total capitalization ratio of 19.5% and asset turnover of 2.2 times. The Company is well positioned to leverage the opportunities that are created with the increased demand that is anticipated to continue in 2012 and beyond."

Retirement of Theodore K. Zampetis

The Company also announced that Mr. Zampetis, has informed its board of directors that he will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer on December 31, 2012. Mr. Zampetis is expected to continue to serve on the Company's board of directors following his retirement. The Company also announced that its board of directors has begun the process of identifying a successor to Mr. Zampetis.

"Ted Zampetis has been an exceptional leader in very difficult times. Our shareholders owe him a great debt of gratitude," said Curt Moll, Chairman of the Board of the Company.

Headquartered in Valley City, Ohio, Shiloh Industries is a leading manufacturer of first operation blanks, engineered welded blanks, complex stampings and modular assemblies for the automotive and heavy truck industries. The Company has 14 wholly owned subsidiaries at locations in Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mexico, and employs approximately 1,250.

A conference call to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 results will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. (ET). To listen to the conference call, dial (888) 293-6979 approximately five minutes prior to the start time and request the Shiloh Industries fourth quarter conference call.

Certain statements made by Shiloh Industries, Inc. in this release and other periodic oral and written statements, including filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, regarding the Company's operating performance, events or developments that the Company believes or expects to occur in the future, including those that discuss strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters, or which relate to future sales, earnings expectations, cost savings, awarded sales, volume growth, earnings or general belief in the Company's expectations of future operating results are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements are made on the basis of management's assumptions and expectations. As a result, there can be no guarantee or assurance that these assumptions and expectations will in fact occur. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to materially differ from those contained in the statements. Some, but not all of the risks, include the ability of the Company to accomplish its strategic objectives with respect to implementing its sustainable business model; the ability to obtain future sales; changes in worldwide economic and political conditions, including adverse effects from terrorism or related hostilities; costs related to legal and administrative matters; the Company's ability to realize cost savings expected to offset price concessions; inefficiencies related to production and product launches that are greater than anticipated; changes in technology and technological risks; increased fuel and utility costs; work stoppages and strikes at the Company's facilities and that of the Company's customers or suppliers; the Company's dependence on the automotive and heavy truck industries, which are highly cyclical; the dependence of the automotive industry on consumer spending, which is subject to the impact of domestic and international economic conditions, including increased energy costs affecting car and light truck production, and regulations and policies regarding international trade; financial and business downturns of the Company's customers or vendors, including any production cutbacks or bankruptcies; increases in the price of, or limitations on the availability of, steel, the Company's primary raw material, or decreases in the price of scrap steel; the successful launch and consumer acceptance of new vehicles for which the Company supplies parts; the occurrence of any event or condition that may be deemed a material adverse effect under the Credit Agreement or a decrease in customer demand which could cause a covenant default under the Credit Agreement; pension plan funding requirements; and other factors, uncertainties, challenges and risks detailed in the Company's other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any or all of these risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect management's analysis only as of the date of this release.

The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof. In addition to the disclosures contained herein, readers should carefully review risks and uncertainties contained in other documents the Company files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

(Dollar amounts in thousands)
October 31,
2011 2010
Cash and cash equivalents $ 20 $ 34
Accounts receivable, net 76,632 72,076
Related-party accounts receivable 434 984
Income tax receivable 1,688 1,163
Inventories, net 33,976 20,919
Deferred income taxes 2,228 2,631
Prepaid expenses 1,725 2,588
Total current assets 116,703 100,395
Property, plant and equipment, net 121,467 125,093
Deferred income taxes 918 1,432
Other assets 1,586 727
Total assets $ 240,674 $ 227,647
Current debt $ 428 $ 721
Accounts payable 57,214 54,172
Other accrued expenses 23,733 17,652
Total current liabilities 81,375 72,545
Long-term debt 25,700 26,900
Long-term benefit liabilities 24,019 24,485
Other liabilities 1,928 1,538
Total liabilities 133,022 125,468
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock, $.01 per share; 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at October 31, 2011 and October 31, 2010, respectively -- --
Common stock, par value $.01 per share; 25,000,000 shares authorized; 16,762,428 and 16,567,459 shares issued and outstanding at October 31, 2011 and October 31, 2010, respectively 168 166
Paid-in capital 63,950 62,317
Retained earnings 68,321 62,480
Accumulated other comprehensive loss: Pension related liability, net (24,787 ) (22,784 )
Total stockholders' equity 107,652 102,179
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 240,674 $ 227,647
(Dollar amounts in thousands)
Three Months Ended October 31, Year Ended
October 31,
2011 2010 2011 2010
Revenues $ 143,716 $ 126,687 $ 517,743 $ 457,272
Cost of sales 131,970 116,940 478,807 422,610
Gross profit 11,746 9,747 38,936 34,662
Selling, general and administrative expenses 6,810 5,198 23,658 19,916
Asset impairment, net 324 4,575 94 4,527
Restructuring charges -- 309 352 309
Operating income (loss) 4,612 (335 ) 14,832 9,910
Interest expense 443 633 1,714 3,757
Interest income -- -- 3 2
Other income (expense), net (149 ) (209 ) (40 ) (253 )
Income (loss) before income taxes 4,020 (1,177 ) 13,081 5,902
Provision for income taxes 1,822 (448 ) 5,236 2,041
Net income (loss) $ 2,198 $ (729 ) $ 7,845 $ 3,861
Earnings per share:
Basic earnings per share $ 0.13 $ (0.04 ) $ 0.47 $ 0.23
Basic weighted average number of common shares 16,760 16,558 16,716 16,532
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.13 $ (0.04 ) $ 0.47 $ 0.23
Diluted weighted average number of common shares 16,842 16,558 16,859 16,678
(Dollar amounts in thousands)
Years Ended
October 31,
2011 2010
Net income $ 7,845 $ 3,861
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 22,367 26,220
Amortization of deferred financing costs 513 756
Asset impairment, net 94 4,527
Deferred income taxes 1,920 (3,217 )
Stock-based compensation expense 799 646
(Gain) loss on sale of assets (19 ) 135
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (4,006 ) (6,757 )
Inventories (13,057 ) 2,619
Prepaids and other assets 399 (1,538 )
Payables and other liabilities 3,968 (3,587 )
Accrued income taxes (262 ) 5,518
Net cash provided by operating activities 20,561 29,183
Capital expenditures (18,452 ) (3,853 )
Proceeds from sale of assets 248 68
Net cash used in investing activities (18,204 ) (3,785 )
Repayments of short-term borrowings (270 ) (351 )
Payment of dividends (2,004 ) --
Decrease (increase) in overdraft balances 1,436 (345 )
Proceeds from long-term borrowings 28,750 3,700
Repayments of long-term borrowings (29,950 ) (28,150 )
Payment of deferred financing costs (906 ) (538 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 573 193
Net cash used in financing activities (2,371 ) (25,491 )
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (14 ) (93 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 34 127
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 20 $ 34
Supplemental Cash Flow Information:
Cash paid for interest $ 1,316 $ 3,157
Cash paid for (refund of) income taxes $ 3,202 $ (285 )

Contact Information

    Thomas M. Dugan
    Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
    Shiloh Industries, Inc.
    (330) 558-2600