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Triumph Group Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2010 Results

  • Net sales for first quarter fiscal 2010 were $316.1 million, a decrease of 1%
  • Income from continuing operations for first quarter fiscal 2010 was $21.5 million, or $1.30 per diluted share
  • Net income for first quarter fiscal 2010 was $18.0 million, or $1.09 per diluted share
  • Backlog increased 3% over prior year to $1.3 billion
  • Cash flow from operations for first quarter fiscal 2010 increased 118% to $32.5 million

WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 29, 2009-- Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) today reported that net sales for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010 totaled $316.1 million, a one percent decrease from last year’s first quarter net sales of $320.6 million. Income from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 was $21.5 million, or $1.30 per diluted share, versus $25.1 million, or $1.48 per diluted share, for the first quarter of the prior year. Net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 was $18.0 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, versus $23.9 million, or $1.41 per diluted share, for the first quarter of the prior year. The loss from discontinued operations for the quarter included an impairment charge of $2.5 million. The number of shares used in computing diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 was 16.6 million shares. During the quarter, the company generated $32.5 million of cash flow from operations. The results for the quarter included $1.5 million of incremental non-cash interest expense associated with the adoption of APB 14-1, which required a change in the accounting for convertible debt interest, and approximately $1.0 million of start up costs related to the Mexican facility. Prior year period results were also restated to reflect the adoption of APB 14-1, resulting in an incremental $1.5 million of interest expense over the previously reported amount.

Aerospace Systems

The Aerospace Systems segment reported net sales for the quarter of $260.0 million compared to $258.2 million in the prior year period, an increase of one percent. Organic sales decreased nine percent over the prior year due to the reduction in demand for business jets, the softening of the regional jet market and program delays on the 747-8 and 787 aircraft. Operating income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 was $41.8 million, compared to $46.1 million for the prior year period. Operating income for the quarter included $1.1 million of legal expenses associated with the ongoing trade secret litigation.

Aftermarket Services

The Aftermarket Services segment reported net sales for the quarter of $57.8 million compared to $63.0 million in the prior year, a decrease of eight percent primarily due to lower passenger and freight traffic combined with airline inventory de-stocking. Operating income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 was $2.4 million, compared to $3.9 million for the prior year period. While operating performance at the Phoenix APU businesses greatly improved during the quarter, their results continued to be dilutive to the segment’s results. In addition, the quarter included $0.3 million of expenses incurred to shut down a service facility in Austin, Texas.

Outlook

Commenting on the company’s performance and its outlook, Richard C. Ill, Triumph’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are proud of the results we achieved this quarter despite weak global economic conditions. While some of our end markets, particularly business jets, were clearly challenged, our commercial and military sales continued to grow and the operating margin in our Aerospace Systems Group remained strong. In addition, our cash flow was outstanding and our working capital management continued to improve. These key elements position us well to capitalize on new opportunities, such as the recently announced award of the Bell Helicopter 429 transmission program.”

“Based on current projected aircraft production rates, we are maintaining our prior guidance that earnings per share from continuing operations for the fiscal year will be approximately $5.00 per diluted share.”

As previously announced, Triumph Group will hold a conference call tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the fiscal year 2010 first quarter results. The conference call will be available live and archived on the company’s website at http://www.triumphgroup.com. A slide presentation will be included with the audio portion of the webcast. An audio replay will be available from July 30th until August 6th by calling (888) 266-2081 (Domestic) or (703) 925-2533 (International), passcode #1378637.

Triumph Group, Inc., headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls aircraft components and accessories. The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.

More information about Triumph can be found on the company’s website at http://www.triumphgroup.com.

Statements in this release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements under the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including expectations of future aerospace market conditions, aircraft production rates, financial and operational performance, revenue and earnings growth, and earnings results for fiscal 2010. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which could affect the company’s actual results and could cause its actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the company. Further information regarding the important factors that could cause actual results to differ from projected results can be found in Triumph’s reports filed with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009.

 
FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED)
 
TRIUMPH GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(in thousands, except per share data)
 
 
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF INCOME 2009 2008
 
 
Net sales $ 316,130 $ 320,556
 
Operating income 37,870 43,328
 
Interest expense and other 5,326 4,968
Income tax expense   11,023     13,291  
 
Income from continuing operations 21,521 25,069
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   (3,482 )   (1,203 )
 
Net income $ 18,039   $ 23,866  
 
Earnings per share - basic:
 
Income from continuing operations $ 1.31 $ 1.53
Loss from discontinued operations   ($0.21 )   ($0.07 )
Net income $ 1.10   $ 1.46  
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic   16,432     16,373  
 
Earnings per share - diluted:
 
Income from continuing operations $ 1.30 $ 1.48
Loss from discontinued operations   ($0.21 )   ($0.07 )
Net income $ 1.09   $ 1.41  
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted   16,611     16,891  
 
Dividends declared and paid per common share $ 0.04   $ 0.04  
 
FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED)
 
TRIUMPH GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
 
BALANCE SHEET    
June 30, March 31,
2009 2009
Assets
Cash $ 30,854 $ 14,478
Accounts receivable, net 194,687 209,463
Inventory 391,078 389,348
Rotable assets 26,257 25,652
Deferred income taxes 1,777 1,727
Assets held for sale 24,555 27,695
Prepaid income taxes 0 4,434
Prepaid expenses and other   7,414     6,021  
Current assets 676,622 678,818
 
Property and equipment, net 329,890 332,467
Goodwill 463,471 459,541
Intangible assets, net 106,281 108,350
Other   11,666     12,031  
 
Total assets $ 1,587,930   $ 1,591,207  
 
Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity
 
Accounts payable $ 93,192 $ 103,711
Accrued expenses 95,617 109,580
Liabilities related to assets held for sale 3,060 4,283
Income taxes payable 2,395 0
Current portion of long-term debt   15,601     89,085  
Current liabilities 209,865 306,659
 
Long-term debt, less current portion 437,838 370,311
Income taxes payable, non-current 2,934 2,917
Deferred income taxes and other 118,890 118,044
 
Stockholders' Equity:

Common stock, $.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 16,824,737 and 16,763,984 shares issued

16 16
Capital in excess of par value 318,031 317,053
Treasury stock, at cost, 159,038 and 174,417 shares (8,727 ) (9,785 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss 4,351 (2,233 )
Retained earnings   504,732     488,225  
Total stockholders' equity   818,403     793,276  
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 1,587,930   $ 1,591,207  
 
FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED)
 
TRIUMPH GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(dollars in thousands)
 
 
SEGMENT DATA   Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
2009 2008
 
Net sales:
Aerospace Systems $ 259,973 $ 258,232
Aftermarket Services 57,784 62,968
Elimination of inter-segment sales   (1,627 )   (644 )
$ 316,130   $ 320,556  
 
Operating income (loss):
Aerospace Systems $ 41,845 $ 46,070
Aftermarket Services 2,423 3,887
Corporate   (6,398 )   (6,629 )
$ 37,870   $ 43,328  
 
Depreciation and amortization:
Aerospace Systems $ 10,702 $ 8,603
Aftermarket Services 3,256 3,503
Corporate   118     67  
$ 14,076   $ 12,173  
 
 
Capital expenditures:
Aerospace Systems $ 5,512 $ 9,154
Aftermarket Services 1,030 2,147
Corporate   531     62  
$ 7,073   $ 11,363  
 

FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED)

 

TRIUMPH GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(dollars in thousands)

 

Non-GAAP Disclosures

 
This press release includes a discussion of Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (“EBITDA”), which is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company believes this non-GAAP financial measure provides additional important supplemental information to investors. This non-GAAP financial measure reflects an additional way of viewing aspects of Triumph’s operations that, when viewed with the GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliation to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provides a meaningful comparison to operations in prior periods and a more detailed understanding of factors and trends affecting Triumph’s business and results of operations. The Company does not intend for this non-GAAP financial measure to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related GAAP measures.
 
Investors, prospective investors, rating agencies, and securities analysts regularly request EBITDA as a supplemental analytical measure to, and in conjunction with, our GAAP financial data. We understand that these investors use EBITDA, among other things, to assess our ability to service our existing debt and to incur debt in the future, to assess our ability to fund capital expenditures, to assess our ability to fund future acquisitions, and to gain insight into the manner in which the Company’s management and board of directors analyze our performance. The items excluded from EBITDA, but included in the calculation of reported net income, are significant components of the consolidated statement of income, and must be considered in performing a comprehensive assessment of our results of operations and liquidity. In addition, the Company expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the non-GAAP adjustments described above, and exclusion of these items from the Company's non-GAAP measures should not be construed as an inference that these costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring. Management believes that EBITDA provides useful information to the investment community about the Company's financial performance when compared to the companies within the industry since EBITDA is a generally recognized standard for reporting operating performance.
 

Our management and board of directors also use EBITDA as a supplemental measure to our GAAP financial data for purposes broadly similar to our investors. Management believes EBITDA provides useful information for measuring its overall operating performance, assessing debt service capacity and ability to fund capital expenditures because it assists in comparisons of the Company’s operating performance on a consistent basis by removing non-operating items and the impact of significant non-cash items, and items that are incurred in connection with the financing activities of a business. Company management also uses this information to evaluate operating performance in relation to Triumph's competitors and as a basis for measuring operating performance for management compensation purposes. The Company’s credit facility uses EBITDA to measure compliance with covenants such as interest coverage and debt incurrence. EBITDA is also used by us to evaluate and is the basis for the valuation of potential and recent acquisition candidates; as an input in determining the fair value of our reporting units as part of our annual test of impairment of goodwill; for planning purposes, including the preparation of internal budgets, allocating resources to enhance financial performance, evaluating the effectiveness of operational strategies; and, for evaluating the Company's capacity to fund capital expenditures and expand its business.

 
EBITDA excludes, among other things, the effect of the non-cash charges of depreciation and amortization, which is a significant component of our reported GAAP results. Depreciation and amortization expenses limit the comparability of the results of our consolidated and segment operations to prior years and to other companies, since the Company has been highly acquisitive in recent years having completed four acquisitions in March 2009. Furthermore, the depreciation and amortization expenses may limit the comparability to future periods as well since acquisition and capital investment may vary significant from period to period. This comparability is limited further because companies utilize productive assets of different ages and use different methods of both acquiring and depreciating productive assets. Differences in acquisition activity and capital assets can result in considerable variability in the relative costs of productive assets and the depreciation and amortization expense among companies. The earnings before depreciation and amortization expense could be reinvested in the operations or, in the Company’s discretion, could be utilized for other purposes (e.g., acquisition and debt service). EBITDA also excludes interest expense, which can vary significantly from period to period and among companies due in part to (i) variations in hedging strategy of debt, (ii) variability in the mix of fixed rate and floating rate debt, (iii) differences in the capital structure among periods and companies, and (iv) the creditworthiness of borrowers. Finally, EBITDA excludes income tax expense, which can also vary significantly from period to period and among other companies within the industry. Historically, the Company's income tax expense has been significantly greater than income taxes paid, principally due to higher deductible depreciation expense for tax purposes. Additionally, the amount of the deferred tax provisions can vary significantly from period to period and among other companies in the industry, since the Company's significant historical acquisitions have resulted in tax deductions for amortization of intangible recognized in business combinations that are deductible for tax purposes but not for financial statement purposes. Accordingly and for reasons noted herein, EBITDA may be useful as a supplemental measure to GAAP financial data for assessing profitability, demonstrating liquidity and comparing results among periods and industry competitors.
 
FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED)
 
TRIUMPH GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(dollars in thousands)
 
Non-GAAP Disclosures (continued)
 
However, when analyzing the Company’s operating performance, management uses EBITDA in addition to, and not as an alternative for, net income determined in accordance with GAAP. EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and should not be considered in isolation. Some of these limitations are: (a) EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, the Company’s working capital needs; (b) EBITDA does not reflect the significant interest expense, or cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on the Company’s debts; and (c) although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the asset being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such capital expenditures.
 
Because of these limitations, EBITDA should not be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to invest in the growth of Triumph’s business or as a measure of cash that will be available to Triumph to meet its obligations. Because of these limitations, management relies primarily on Triumph’s GAAP results and uses EBITDA only supplementally.
   
Three Months Ended
June 30,
2009 2008
Reconciliation of EBITDA to net cash provided by operating activities:
EBITDA $ 51,946 $ 55,501
Interest expense and other (5,326 ) (4,968 )
Provision for income taxes (11,023 ) (13,291 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net (3,482 ) (1,203 )
Deferred income taxes 1,192 3,748
Changes in operating assets and liabilities (7,811 ) (27,125 )
Changes in discontinued operations 4,126 (795 )
Other items, net   2,862     3,047  
 
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 32,484   $ 14,914  
 
FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED)
 
TRIUMPH GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(dollars in thousands)
 
Non-GAAP Disclosures (continued)
 

We use "Net Debt to Capital" as a measure of financial leverage. The following table sets forth the computation of Net Debt to Capital:

   
June 30, March 31,
2009 2009
 

Calculation of Net Debt

Current portion $ 15,601 $ 89,085
Long-term debt   437,838     370,311  
Total debt 453,439 459,396
Less: Cash   30,854     14,478  
Net debt $ 422,585   $ 444,918  
 

Calculation of Capital

Net debt $ 422,585 $ 444,918
Stockholders' equity   818,403     793,276  
Total capital $ 1,240,988   $ 1,238,194  
 
Percent of net debt to capital 34.1 % 35.9 %

Source: Triumph Group, Inc.

Triumph Group, Inc.
Sheila Spagnolo, Vice President, 610-251-1000
sspagnolo@triumphgroup.com

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