SOURCE: Thermon Group Holdings, Inc.

Thermon Group Holdings, Inc.

February 06, 2014 08:00 ET

Thermon Reports Third Quarter Results

Thermon Announces Record Earnings in Third Quarter Fiscal 2014

SAN MARCOS, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 6, 2014) - Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) ("Thermon" or the "Company") today announced consolidated financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended December 31, 2013 ("Q3 2014").

Financial summary for the quarter relative to Q3 2013:

  • Revenue of $71.5 million, a decrease of 7%
  • MRO/UE revenue growth of 22%
  • Gross margin percentage of 50.5%, an increase of 500 basis points
  • GAAP fully diluted EPS of $0.39, an increase of 63%

"Our strong Q3 2014 gross margin performance was primarily attributable to the strength of MRO/UE (maintenance, repair, operations/upgrade and expansion) revenue during the period. MRO/UE represented 76% of total revenue in Q3 2014 and revenue growth of 22% over MRO/UE revenue in Q3 2013. In addition to strong gross profit performance, we also set records for earnings and free cash flow per share in Q3 2014," said Rodney Bingham, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Q3 2014 revenue of $71.5 million reflected a decrease of 7% compared to revenue of $76.8 million in Q3 2013, which was largely attributable to a decline in Greenfield activity in Asia and Canada. Greenfield projects represented approximately 24% of Q3 2014 revenue and MRO/UE represented approximately 76% of Q3 2014 revenue. Foreign currency negatively impacted revenue by $1.2 million in Q3 2014, an impact of approximately 2%, mostly due to weakness in the Canadian dollar.

Gross profit increased by 3.2% to $36.1 million, and as a percentage of revenue was 50.5% in Q3 2014 compared to 45.5% in Q3 2013. Q3 2014 net income of $12.6 million reflected an increase of $4.9 million versus net income of $7.7 million in Q3 2013.

Adjusted EBITDA was $21.9 million, an increase of $3.0 million or 16% from $18.9 million in Q3 2013. Backlog at the end of Q3 2014 was $90.5 million compared to $91.8 million at the end of Q2 2014. Free cash flow per share increased from $0.31 per fully diluted share in Q3 2013 to a record level of $0.58 in Q3 2014.

Q3 2014 GAAP fully diluted EPS was a record $0.39, an increase of $0.15 relative to Q3 2013, and Adjusted EPS of $0.37, an increase of $0.13 relative to Adjusted EPS in Q3 2013. The adjustment to GAAP net income in Q3 2014 is a decrease to tax expense related to the release of an accrual for a previously estimated tax benefit that was determined not to be payable to the former owners of the Company. See the tables titled "Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS" for additional details.

On a year to date basis, the Company generated revenue of $209.8 million versus $212.4 million in FY 2013. The decline in revenue in the year-over-year period was largely attributable to a decline in Greenfield activity in Asia. Foreign currency negatively impacted revenue by $2.7 million, relative to the first nine months of FY 2013, primarily attributed to the weakness in the Canadian dollar.

GAAP net income year to date was $16.2 million, or $0.51 per fully diluted share, versus $21.3 million and $0.67 per fully diluted share in FY 2013. Adjusting for the redemption and refinancing of our senior secured notes and certain tax benefits, our Adjusted net income in the first nine months of FY 2014 was $29.0 million, or $0.90 per fully diluted share, versus $23.2 million and $0.73 per fully diluted share in FY 2013.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Thermon's senior management team, including Rodney Bingham, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Jay Peterson, Chief Financial Officer, will discuss third quarter fiscal 2014 results during a conference call today at 10:00 a.m. (Central Standard Time), which will be simultaneously webcast on Thermon's Investor Relations website located at http://ir.thermon.com. Investment community professionals interested in participating in the question-and-answer session may access the call by dialing (877) 312-5421 from within the United States/Canada and (253) 237-1121 from outside of the United States/Canada. A replay of the webcast will be available on Thermon's Investor Relations website beginning two hours after the conclusion of the call.

About Thermon

Through its global network, Thermon provides highly engineered thermal solutions, known as heat tracing, for process industries, including energy, chemical processing and power generation. Thermon's products provide an external heat source to pipes, vessels and instruments for the purposes of freeze protection, temperature maintenance, environmental monitoring and surface snow and ice melting. Thermon is headquartered in San Marcos, Texas. For more information, please visit www.thermon.com .

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Disclosure in this release of "Adjusted EPS," "Adjusted EBITDA," "Adjusted net income," "Free cash flow per share" and "Return on equity" which are "non-GAAP financial measures" as defined under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), are intended as supplemental measures of our financial performance that are not required by, or presented in accordance with, U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). "Adjusted net income" and "Adjusted fully diluted earnings per share (or EPS)" represents net income before certain expenses related to the release of a liability for uncertain tax positions, the release of an accrual for obligations due to settle the CHS Transactions that we did not owe to our former owners and expenses related to certain extraordinary transactions, such as our, debt redemptions, secondary public offering and refinancing of our revolving line of credit, per fully-diluted common share. "Adjusted EBITDA" represents net income before interest expense (net of interest income), income tax expense, depreciation and amortization expense and other non-cash charges such as stock-based compensation expense, and expenses incurred with transactions not associated with our ongoing operations, such as the loss on retirement of debt and our fiscal 2013 shelf registration and secondary public offering. "Return on equity for the three month period ended December 31, 2013" represents Adjusted EBITDA for the three month period ended December 31, 2013 that is multiplied times four to represent a full year's results, divided by the average of total shareholders' equity at December 31, 2013 and September 30, 2013. "Return on equity for the nine month period ended December 31, 2013" represents Adjusted EBITDA for the nine month period ended December 31, 2013 that is multiplied by four-thirds to represent a full year's results, divided by the average of total shareholders' equity at December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013. We believe that the average shareholders' equity properly accounts for net income that occurred during the three and nine months ended December 31, 2013. "Free cash flow per share" represents cash provided by operations less cash used for the purchase of property plant and equipment. The resultant cash provided or used is then divided by the fully diluted common shares outstanding. Foreign currency impact on revenue is calculated by comparing actual current period revenues in U.S Dollars to the theoretical U.S. Dollar revenues we would have achieved based on the weighted-average foreign exchange in effect in the comparative prior periods for all applicable foreign currencies.

We believe these non-GAAP financial measures are meaningful to our investors to enhance their understanding of our financial performance and are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties to compare our performance with the performance of other companies that report Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income, Free cash flow per share or Return on equity. Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income, Free cash flow per share and Return on equity should be considered in addition to, not as substitutes for, income from operations, net income, net income per share, net cash provided by operating activities and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP. Our calculation of Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income, Free cash flow per share and Return on equity may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. For a description of how Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income, Return on equity and Free cash flow per share are calculated and reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP measures, see the sections of this release titled "Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA and Return on Equity," and "Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS" and "Reconciliation of Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow per Share."

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws in addition to historical information. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding our industry, business strategy, plans, goals and expectations concerning our market position, future operations, margins, profitability, capital expenditures, liquidity and capital resources and other financial and operating information. When used, the words "anticipate," "assume," "believe," "budget," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "will," "future" and similar terms and phrases are intended to identify forward-looking statements in this release. Forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations regarding future events, results or outcomes. These expectations may or may not be realized. Some of these expectations may be based upon assumptions, data or judgments that prove to be incorrect. In addition, our business and operations involve numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could result in our expectations not being realized or otherwise materially affect our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Actual events, results and outcomes may differ materially from our expectations due to a variety of factors. Although it is not possible to identify all of these factors, they include, among others, (i) general economic conditions and cyclicality in the markets we serve; (ii) future growth of energy and chemical processing capital investments; (iii) changes in relevant currency exchange rates; (iv) our ability to comply with the complex and dynamic system of laws and regulations applicable to international operations; (v) a material disruption at any of our manufacturing facilities; (vi) our dependence on subcontractors and suppliers; (vii) our ability to obtain standby letters of credit, bank guarantees or performance bonds required to bid on or secure certain customer contracts; (viii) competition from various other sources providing similar heat tracing products and services, or other alternative technologies, to customers; (ix) our ability to attract and retain qualified management and employees, particularly in our overseas markets; (x) our ability to continue to generate sufficient cash flow to satisfy our liquidity needs; (xi) the extent to which federal, state, local and foreign governmental regulation of energy, chemical processing and power generation products and services limits or prohibits the operation of our business; and (xii) other factors discussed in more detail under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 10, 2013. Any one of these factors or a combination of these factors could materially affect our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows and could influence whether any forward-looking statements contained in this release ultimately prove to be accurate.

Our forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results and future performance may differ materially from those suggested in any forward-looking statements. We do not intend to update these statements unless we are required to do so under applicable securities laws.

   
Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet  
(in Thousands)  
             
    December 31, 2013     March 31, 2013  
    (Unaudited)        
Assets                
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 67,340     $ 43,847  
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,151 and $1,141 as December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013, respectively     48,616       56,123  
  Inventories, net     40,093       34,391  
  Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts     4,040       3,515  
  Income taxes receivable     3,281       5,287  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     5,204       6,203  
  Deferred income taxes     3,811       2,211  
Total current assets     172,385       151,577  
Property, plant and equipment, net     31,465       31,211  
Goodwill     115,836       116,303  
Intangible assets, net     123,177       131,916  
Debt issuance costs, net     1,646       4,373  
Other noncurrent assets     137       143  
Total Assets   $ 444,646     $ 435,523  
                 
Liabilities                
Current liabilities:                
  Accounts payable   $ 19,263     $ 20,370  
  Accrued liabilities     11,120       18,715  
  Obligations due to settle the CHS Transactions     567       3,239  
  Current portion of long-term debt     13,500       --  
  Billing excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts     1,582       1,629  
  Income taxes payable     1,014       1,706  
Total current liabilities     47,046       45,659  
                 
Long-term debt, net of current maturities     111,375       118,145  
Deferred income taxes     39,865       42,599  
Other noncurrent liabilities     2,188       3,073  
Total liabilities     200,474       209,476  
                 
Shareholders' equity:                
Common Stock     32       31  
Additional paid in capital     207,354       203,027  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (3,495 )     (1,075 )
Retained earnings     40,281       24,064  
Total shareholders' equity     244,172       226,047  
                 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 444,646     $ 435,523  
                 
                 
   
Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations  
(Unaudited, in Thousands except earnings per share amounts)  
                         
    Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    December 31, 2013     December 31, 2012     December 31, 2013     December 31, 2012  
Sales   $ 71,465     $ 76,830     $ 209,848     $ 212,369  
Cost of sales     35,409       41,879       107,423       111,440  
Gross profit     36,056       34,951       102,425       100,929  
Operating expenses:                                
  Marketing, general and administrative and engineering     14,853       16,410       48,238       46,525  
  Stock compensation expense     663       475       1,572       869  
Amortization of other intangible assets     2,782       2,813       8,349       8,405  
Income from operations     17,758       15,253       44,266       45,130  
Interest income and expense     (1,180 )     (2,860 )     (4,087 )     (8,959 )
Acceleration of unamortized debt cost     --       --       (4,010 )     (2,318 )
Debt cost amortization     (123 )     (220 )     (455 )     (806 )
Loss on retirement of senior notes     --       --       (15,485 )     --  
Interest expense, net     (1,303 )     (3,080 )     (24,037 )     (12,083 )
Other expense     (118 )     (274 )     (350 )     (137 )
Income before provision for taxes     16,337       11,899       19,879       32,910  
Income tax expense     3,754       4,161       3,662       11,585  
Net income   $ 12,583     $ 7,738     $ 16,217     $ 21,325  
                                 
Net income per common share:                                
Basic income per share   $ 0.40     $ 0.25     $ 0.51     $ 0.70  
Diluted income per share     0.39       0.24       0.51       0.67  
Weighted-average shares used in computing net income per common share:                                
Basic common shares     31,690       30,947       31,507       30,673  
Fully-diluted common shares     32,225       31,871       32,087       31,726  
                                 
                                 
   
Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA and Return on Equity  
(Unaudited, in Thousands except return on equity percentages)  
                         
Adjusted EBITDA and Return on Equity   Three Months Ended December 31, 2013     Three Months Ended December 31, 2012     Nine Months Ended December 31, 2013     Nine Months Ended December 31, 2012  
Net income   $ 12,583     $ 7,738     $ 16,217     $ 21,325  
Interest expense, net     1,303       3,080       24,037       12,083  
Income tax expense     3,754       4,161       3,662       11,585  
Depreciation and amortization expense     3,557       3,450       10,633       10,306  
EBITDA - non-GAAP basis   $ 21,197     $ 18,429     $ 54,549     $ 55,299  
                                 
Stock compensation expense     663       475       1,572       869  
Expenses related to fiscal 2013 shelf registration and secondary public offering     --       --       --       536  
Refinance revolving line of credit expense     --       --       --       94  
Adjusted EBITDA - non-GAAP basis   $ 21,860     $ 18,904     $ 56,121     $ 56,798  
                                 
Adjusted EBITDA - Annualized for a full fiscal year   $ 87,440     $ 75,616       74,828     $ 75,731  
                                 
Average total shareholders' equity for the three and nine month period ended December 31   $ 238,144     $ 217,331     $ 235,110     $ 207,440  
                                 
Return on Equity - non-GAAP basis     37 %     35 %     32 %     37 %
                                 
                                 
 
Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS
(Unaudited, in Thousands except earnings per share amounts)
 
Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS   Three Months Ended December 31, 2013   Three Months Ended December 31, 2012   Nine Months Ended December 31, 2013   Nine Months Ended December 31, 2012     Adjustment to:
                               
GAAP Net income   $ 12,583   $ 7,738   $ 16,217   $ 21,325      
                               
Expenses related to fiscal 2013 shelf registration and secondary public offering     --     --     --     536     Operating expenses
Refinance revolving line of credit     --     --     --     94     Operating expenses
Premium paid on redemption of senior secured notes     --     --     15,485     --     Loss on retirement of debt
Acceleration of unamortized debt costs     --     --     4,010     2,318     Loss on retirement of debt
Release of an accrual for obligations due to settle the CHS transactions     (575 )   --     (575 )   --     Income tax expense/ (benefit)
Release of liability for uncertain tax positions     --     --     (1,047 )   --     Income tax expense/ (benefit)
Tax effect of financial adjustments     --     --     (5,088 )   (1,042 )   Income tax expense/ (benefit)
Adjusted Net Income - non-GAAP basis   $ 12,008   $ 7,738   $ 29,002   $ 23,231      
                               
Fully-diluted common shares     32,225     31,871     32,087     31,726      
                               
Adjusted fully-diluted earnings per common share - non-GAAP basis   $ 0.37   $ 0.24   $ 0.90   $ 0.73      
                               
                               
   
Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
Reconciliation of Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow per Share  
(Unaudited, in Thousands except free cash flow per share amounts)  
   
Free cash flow per share   Three Months Ended December 31, 2013     Three Months Ended December 31, 2012     Nine Months Ended December 31, 2013     Nine Months Ended December 31, 2012  
                                 
Cash provided by operating activities   $ 19,512     $ 12,319     $ 36,564     $ 26,144  
                                 
Less: Cash used for the purchase of property, plant and equipment     (973 )     (2,365 )     (2,438 )     (5,245 )
Free cash flow provided   $ 18,539     $ 9,954     $ 34,126     $ 20,899  
                                 
Fully-diluted common shares     32,225       31,871       32,087       31,726  
                                 
Free cash flow provided per fully-diluted common share   $ 0.58     $ 0.31     $ 1.06     $ 0.66  
                                 
                                 

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