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TriMas reports second quarter results

TriMas reports second quarter results

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — TriMas announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30.

Second Quarter 2018 Highlights

  • Increased net sales by 5.4% to $224.9 million
  • Increased operating profit to $31.5 million, while adjusted operating profit(1) increased by 5.3% to $32.1 million
  • Increased diluted EPS to $0.42, while adjusted diluted EPS(1) increased by 20.0% to $0.48
  • Reduced total debt by $53.5 million to $293.0 million compared to $346.5 million as of June 30, 2017

Second Quarter 2018

TriMas reported second quarter net sales of $224.9 million, an increase of 5.4% compared to $213.4 million in second quarter 2017. The company reported operating profit of $31.5 million in second quarter 2018 compared to $26.4 million in second quarter 2017. Adjusting for Special Items(1), second quarter 2018 adjusted operating profit was $32.1 million, an increase of 5.3% compared to the prior year period.

The Company reported second quarter 2018 net income of $19.6 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, compared to net income of $14.9 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, in second quarter 2017. Second quarter 2018 adjusted net income(1) was $22.2 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, an increase of 22.0% compared to $18.2 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, in the prior year period.

“We are pleased to report another strong quarter, as our focused commercial efforts and improved market conditions, along with prior realignment actions, drove sales and earnings growth,” said Thomas Amato, TriMas president and chief executive officer. “During the quarter, we generated solid cash flow, further strengthening the balance sheet. In addition, we returned capital to shareholders by buying back more than 100,000 of our common shares for $2.9 million in the quarter, under our $50 million share repurchase authorization.”

“As a result of our strong first half, and despite uncertainty around the economic impact of tariff actions and increased commodity costs, we are raising our full year 2018 sales and earnings per share midpoint guidance. Our objective remains to execute our plan by driving the performance of our businesses under the TriMas Business Model, continuing to assess opportunities to better position our businesses and TriMas strategically, and driving strong cash flow conversion,” Amato concluded.

Financial Position

TriMas reported total debt of $293.0 million as of June 30, 2018, compared to $303.1 million as of December 31, 2017, and $346.5 million as of June 30, 2017, reductions of $10.1 million and $53.5 million, respectively. TriMas ended second quarter 2018 with $53.4 million of cash and $339.3 million of cash and aggregate availability under its revolving credit facility, and a leverage ratio of 1.7x compared to 2.3x as of June 30, 2017, as defined in the company’s current and former credit agreements.

The company reported net cash provided by operations of $35.4 million for second quarter 2018 compared to $27.6 million in second quarter 2017. As a result, the Company reported Free Cash Flow(2) of $28.9 million for second quarter 2018, compared to $23.8 million in second quarter 2017. Please see Appendix I for further details.

During second quarter 2018, the company repurchased 100,947 shares of its outstanding common stock for approximately $2.9 million. The Company has approximately $47 million remaining on its November 2015 share buyback authorization as of June 30, 2018.

Second Quarter Segment Results

Packaging (Approximately 42% of TriMas June 30, 2018 LTM sales)

TriMas’ Packaging segment, which consists primarily of the Rieke® brand, develops and manufactures specialty dispensing and closure products for the health, beauty and home care, food and beverage, and industrial markets. Net sales for the second quarter increased 7.2% compared to the year ago period, primarily as a result of higher sales of health, beauty and home care, and industrial products, related to new product introductions, continued growth in Asia, increased demand and favorable currency exchange. Second quarter operating profit increased, while the related margin percentage was relatively flat, as the favorable impact of higher sales was offset by the impact of less favorable product sales mix, investments in manufacturing capacity, technical and commercial resource additions, and higher material costs.

Aerospace (Approximately 22% of TriMas June 30, 2018 LTM sales)

TriMas’ Aerospace segment, which includes the Monogram Aerospace Fasteners™, Allfast Fastening Systems®, Mac Fasteners™ and Martinic Engineering™ brands, develops, qualifies and manufactures highly-engineered, precision fasteners and machined products to serve the aerospace market. Net sales for the second quarter decreased 4.1% compared to the year ago period, as a result of the impact of the decision to exit less profitable machined components, the benefit realized in second quarter 2017 of reductions against past due orders, and order delivery timing within 2018. Second quarter operating profit and the related margin percentage increased, as the impact of continued improved production efficiencies and a more favorable product sales mix offset the impact of lower sales levels.

Specialty Products (Approximately 36% of TriMas June 30, 2018 LTM sales)

TriMas’ Specialty Products segment, which includes the Norris Cylinder™, Lamons® and Arrow® Engine brands, designs, manufactures and distributes highly-engineered steel cylinders, sealing and fastener products, and wellhead engines and compression systems for use within the industrial, petrochemical, and oil and gas exploration and refining markets. Second quarter net sales increased by 9.3% compared to the year ago period, with higher sales levels of cylinders and oil and gas related products due to refocused commercial efforts and increased end market demand. Second quarter operating profit increased, while the related margin percentage decreased slightly, as the impact of higher sales levels and continued realignment actions were offset by the impact of higher material costs.

 

Conference Call Information

TriMas will host its second quarter 2018 earnings conference call today, Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 10 a.m. ET. The call-in number is (877) 874-1569. Participants should request to be connected to the TriMas second quarter 2018 earnings conference call (Conference ID #4497064). The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast via TriMas’ website at www.trimascorp.com, under the “Investors” section, with an accompanying slide presentation. A replay of the conference call will be available on the TriMas website or by dialing (888) 203-1112 (Replay Passcode #4497064) beginning August 7, 2018 at 3 p.m. ET through August 14, 2018 at 3 p.m. ET.

SOURCE: TriMas press release

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