SOURCE: Shiloh Industries

Shiloh Industries

June 04, 2015 07:00 ET

Shiloh Industries Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

VALLEY CITY, OH--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2015) -  Shiloh Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLO) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended April 30, 2015.

Second Quarter 2015 Highlights:

  • Sales revenue for the quarter was $280.4 million, an increase of 34.2 percent compared to the prior year quarter
  • Gross profit for the quarter improved by 39.3 percent and was $29.3 million, as the gross margin expanded by 40 basis points to 10.4 percent compared to prior year quarter
  • Net income per share diluted for the quarter was $0.42 per share
  • Announced plans to open a new aluminum casting plant in Nantong, China

"We are pleased with our second quarter performance. We generated solid financial results and continued to make strategic investments to further strengthen Shiloh's leadership position," said Ramzi Hermiz, president and chief executive officer. Hermiz continued, "Our efforts over the past two years to transform the organization are generating expected results and establishing a robust product portfolio that addresses the evolving technology needs of our customers. We are well positioned as a market leader to capitalize on the growing demand for lightweighting technologies in the global automotive industry. We believe that this backdrop creates a favorable environment for Shiloh to generate growth and profitability in the years ahead."

Second Quarter 2015 Financial Review
Sales revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 increased to $280.4 million, a 34.2 percent improvement compared with second quarter of fiscal 2014. Acceptance of our leading technologies and the recent strategic acquisitions completed in fiscal 2014 have contributed to the increase in sales revenue of $71.4 million. 

Gross profit improved $8.3 million to $29.3 million, a 39.3 percent improvement compared with $21.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2014, and a 42.4 percent sequential improvement from $20.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Gross profit as a percent of sales was 10.4 percent, an increase of 40 basis points compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2014 and represented the highest level in six quarters. The gross profit improvement was driven by several new product launches, the return of full production by Ford of their new F150 in March, successful productivity initiatives and increased sales revenue through acquisition.

Selling, general and administrative costs were $16.9 million, or 6.0 percent of sales revenue compared with $10.7 million, or 5.1 percent of sales revenue in the prior year. The year-over-year increase is the result of our investment to build an infrastructure to support Europe and Asia as well as expand the R&D and sales force functions.

Net income for the quarter was $7.2 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, compared with $0.35 per diluted share in the prior year quarter excluding a $0.12 benefit from one-time asset sales. The second quarter of 2015 was up $0.21 per diluted share compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2015. The quarter to quarter improvement was due in part to successful new product launches, operational efficiencies and continued integration of acquisitions. 

Recent Events
On April 20, we announced a joint venture agreement with Suzhou Sanji Foundry Equipment Co., Ltd. The new entity will manufacture Shiloh's CastLight family of products in Nantong, China, utilizing high pressure die casting and squeeze casting expertise as well as expand the Company's footprint to better support its global customers.

Shiloh to Host Conference Call Today at 8:30 a.m. EDT
Shiloh Industries will host a conference call Thursday, June 4th at 08:30 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss the Company's 2015 second-quarter financial results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-877-407-0784, or for international callers, 1-201-689-8560. Please dial-in approximately five minutes in advance and request the Shiloh Industries second quarter conference call. A replay will be available two hours after the call and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176, or for international callers, 1-858-384-5517. The passcode for the replay is 13611155. The replay will be available until June 18, 2015. Interested investors and other parties may also listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging onto the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at The on-line replay will be available for a limited time shortly after the call.

For inquiries, please contact Thomas Dugan, Vice President Finance and Treasurer at: e-mail

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes a non-GAAP financial measure of net income per diluted share excluding one-time asset sales. We use this measure as a supplement to information provided in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") in evaluating our business and it is included in this press release because it is a factor upon which our management assesses performance. Reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is set forth below. The non-GAAP measure presented above is not a measure of performance under GAAP. This measure should not be considered as an alternative for the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP. Other companies in our industry may define this non-GAAP measure differently than we do and, as a result, this non-GAAP measure may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure used by other companies in our industry; and certain of our non-GAAP financial measures exclude financial information that some may consider important in evaluating our performance. Given the inherent uncertainty regarding special items and other expense in any future period, a reconciliation of forward-looking financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP is not feasible.

    Three Months Ended April 30,  
    2015   2014  
Income per common share (GAAP)              
  Diluted   $ 0.42   $ 0.47  
One-time asset sales     --     (0.12 )
Diluted adjusted earnings per share (non-GAAP)   $ 0.42   $ 0.35  

About Shiloh Industries, Inc. 

Shiloh Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLO), is a leading global supplier of lightweighting and noise, vibration and harshness solutions to the automotive, commercial vehicle and industrial markets, capable of delivering solutions in aluminum, magnesium, steel and high-strength steel alloys for original equipment manufacturers and suppliers. The Company offers the broadest portfolio of lightweighting solutions in the industry through the BlankLight™, CastLight™ and StampLight™ brands. Shiloh designs and manufactures components in body, chassis and powertrain systems with expertise in precision blanks, ShilohCore™ acoustic laminates, aluminum and steel laser welded blanks, complex stampings, modular assemblies, aluminum and magnesium die casting, as well as precision machined components. Shiloh has nearly 3,300 dedicated employees with operations, sales and technical centers throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements made by Shiloh Industries, Inc. (the "Company") 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; 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; the Company's ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, including businesses located outside of the United States; risks associated with doing business internationally, including economic, political and social instability, foreign currency exposure and the lack of acceptance of our products; 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, aluminum or magnesium, the Company's primary raw materials, 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 Company's outstanding indebtedness or a decrease in customer demand which could cause a covenant default under the Company's outstanding indebtedness; 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)
    April 30,
    October 31,
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 9,935     $ 12,014  
Investment in marketable securities     751       1,045  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $571 and $601 at April 30, 2015 and October 31, 2014, respectively     180,910       171,242  
Related-party accounts receivable     2,667       533  
Prepaid income taxes     590       2,142  
Inventories, net     92,582       91,303  
Deferred income taxes     3,201       3,496  
Prepaid expenses     15,320       11,987  
    Total current assets     305,956       293,762  
Property, plant and equipment, net     282,329       274,828  
Goodwill     29,142       30,887  
Intangible assets, net     21,056       21,998  
Deferred income taxes     2,346       2,605  
Other assets     5,678       5,445  
    Total assets   $ 646,507     $ 629,525  
Current debt   $ 1,323     $ 1,918  
Accounts payable     150,951       146,478  
Other accrued expenses     34,910       41,336  
Accrued income taxes     271       --  
    Total current liabilities     187,455       189,732  
Long-term debt     285,515       268,102  
Long-term benefit liabilities     17,947       19,951  
Deferred income taxes     2,198       2,739  
Interest rate swap agreement     4,308       2,510  
Other liabilities     1,590       1,972  
  Total liabilities     499,013       485,006  
Commitments and contingencies                
Stockholders' equity:                
  Preferred stock, $.01 per share; 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at April 30, 2015 and October 31, 2014, respectively     --       --  
  Common stock, par value $.01 per share; 25,000,000 shares authorized; 17,248,688 and 17,214,284 shares issued and outstanding at April 30, 2015 and October 31, 2014, respectively     172       172  
  Paid-in capital     68,849       68,035  
  Retained earnings     124,061       113,193  
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net     (45,588 )     (36,881 )
    Total stockholders' equity     147,494       144,519  
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 646,507     $ 629,525  
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
    Three Months Ended
April 30,
    Six months ended
April 30,
    2015     2014     2015     2014  
Net revenues   $ 280,378     $ 208,972     $ 537,455     $ 392,511  
Cost of sales     251,127       187,971       487,656       353,663  
    Gross profit     29,251       21,001       49,799       38,848  
Selling, general & administrative expenses     16,869       10,663       30,493       21,063  
Amortization of intangible assets     677       545       1,309       1,090  
Asset recovery     --       (2,906 )     --       (4,026 )
    Operating income     11,705       12,699       17,997       20,721  
Interest expense     2,067       927       3,828       1,813  
Interest income     (7 )     (2 )     (13 )     (5 )
Other (income) expense     (634 )     25       (1,007 )     44  
    Income before income taxes     10,279       11,749       15,189       18,869  
Provision for income taxes     3,084       3,620       4,321       5,801  
    Net income   $ 7,195     $ 8,129     $ 10,868     $ 13,068  
Earnings per share:                                
  Basic earnings per share   $ 0.42     $ 0.48     $ 0.63     $ 0.77  
  Basic weighted average number of common shares     17,211       17,081       17,217       17,063  
  Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.42     $ 0.47     $ 0.63     $ 0.76  
  Diluted weighted average number of common shares     17,236       17,158       17,248       17,148  
(Dollar amounts in thousands)
    Three Months Ended
April 30,
    Six Months Ended
April 30,
    2015     2014     2015     2014  
Net income   $ 7,195     $ 8,129     $ 10,868     $ 13,068  
Other comprehensive income:                                
  Defined benefit pension plans & other postretirement benefits                                
      Recognized gain     297       269       593       538  
      Actuarial net gain (loss)     5,473       (606 )     (683 )     (1,145 )
      Asset net gain (loss)     1,237       717       391       331  
      Income taxes     (2,651 )     (144 )     (114 )     105  
    Total defined benefit pension plans & other post retirement benefits, net of tax     4,356       236       187       (171 )
  Marketable securities                                
      Unrealized gain (loss) on marketable securities     (43 )     104       (294 )     104  
      Income taxes     15       (37 )     103       (37 )
    Total marketable securities, net of tax     (28 )     67       (191 )     67  
  Derivatives and hedging                                
      Unrealized gain (loss) on interest rate swap agreements     622       (903 )     (1,798 )     (903 )
      Income taxes     (235 )     342       680       342  
    Change in fair value of derivative instruments, net of tax     387       (561 )     (1,118 )     (561 )
  Foreign currency translation adjustments:                                
      Unrealized loss on foreign currency translation     (158 )     --       (7,585 )     --  
Comprehensive income, net   $ 11,752     $ 7,871     $ 2,161     $ 12,403  
(Dollar amounts in thousands)
    Six months ended April 30,  
    2015     2014  
  Net income   $ 10,868     $ 13,068  
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:                
    Depreciation and amortization     16,984       12,885  
    Asset recovery     --       (4,026 )
    Amortization of deferred financing costs     298       465  
    Deferred income taxes     684       86  
    Stock-based compensation expense     542       289  
    Gain on sale of assets     (17 )     (131 )
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
      Accounts receivable     (12,992 )     (5,986 )
      Inventories     (2,217 )     (10,983 )
      Prepaids and other assets     (2,861 )     (3,143 )
      Payables and other liabilities     (9,491 )     8,173  
      Accrued income taxes     1,802       210  
        Net cash provided by operating activities     3,600       10,907  
    Capital expenditures     (21,827 )     (11,549 )
    Investment in marketable securities     --       (1,527 )
    Acquisitions, net of cash acquired     --       (349 )
    Proceeds from sale of assets     123       4,163  
        Net cash used in investing activities     (21,704 )     (9,262 )
    Payment of capital leases     (435 )     (56 )
    Proceeds from long-term borrowings     62,500       8,600  
    Repayments of long-term borrowings     (44,143 )     (10,737 )
    Payment of deferred financing costs     (1,256 )     (16 )
    Proceeds from exercise of stock options     155       745  
        Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities     16,821       (1,464 )
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations on cash     (796 )     --  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     (2,079 )     181  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     12,014       398  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 9,935     $ 579  
Supplemental Cash Flow Information:                
Cash paid for interest   $ 3,734     $ 1,522  
Cash paid for income taxes   $ 2,176     $ 5,713  
Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities:                
  Equipment acquired under capital lease   $ --     $ 1,679  
  Capital equipment included in accounts payable   $ 3,703     $ 2,238  

Contact Information

    Thomas M. Dugan
    Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
    Shiloh Industries, Inc.
    +1 (330) 558-2600