Northwest Pipe Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results and Announces Conference Call

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VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2013) - Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ: NWPX)

Highlights:

  • Net sales were $116.7 million, down 10.9% from second quarter 2012
  • Operating income was $9.4 million, up 34.6%
  • Net income was $5.6 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, up 54.3%

Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ: NWPX) today announced its second quarter 2013 financial results. The Company will broadcast its second quarter 2013 earnings conference call on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 8:00 am PDT.

Second Quarter 2013 Results

Net sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 decreased 10.9% to $116.7 million compared to $131.0 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Gross profit was $15.7 million (13.4% of net sales) in the second quarter of 2013, an increase from $13.6 million (10.4% of net sales) in the second quarter of 2012. Operating income was $9.4 million in the second quarter of 2013, an increase from $7.0 million in the second quarter of 2012. Net income for the second quarter of 2013 was $5.6 million or $0.59 per diluted share compared to $3.6 million or $0.38 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2012.

Water Transmission net sales decreased by 1.5% to $58.1 million in the second quarter of 2013 from $59.1 million in the second quarter of 2012. The decrease in net sales was due to a 34% decrease in tons produced, offset by a 49% increase in average selling price per ton. Water Transmission gross profit increased to $12.1 million (20.9% of segment net sales) in the second quarter of 2013 from $8.1 million (13.8% of segment net sales) in the same period of 2012.

Tubular Products net sales decreased 18.6% to $58.6 million in the second quarter of 2013 from $72.0 million in the second quarter of 2012, driven by a 13% decrease in average selling price per ton and a 6% decrease in tons sold from 56,500 tons in the second quarter of 2012 to 52,900 tons in the second quarter of 2013. Tubular Products gross profit decreased by 34.7% to $3.5 million (6.0% of segment net sales) in the second quarter of 2013 from $5.4 million (7.5% of segment net sales) in the second quarter of 2012.

As of June 30, 2013, the backlog of orders in the Water Transmission segment was approximately $115 million compared to a backlog of orders of $245 million as of June 30, 2012. The backlog contains confirmed orders, including the balance of projects in process, and projects for which the Company has been notified that it is the successful bidder even though a binding agreement has not been executed.

Outlook

"Based on current market conditions, we believe the third quarter will be our weakest quarter in 2013. The Water Transmission segment will have significantly lower net sales and gross profit as indicated by the relatively low backlog at the end of the second quarter," said Scott Montross, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "While a trade case has been filed against nine nations importing oil country tubular goods into the United States, we have not yet seen a significant improvement in sales prices or volumes. In Tubular Products we expect to see gross margin in the low positive single-digits."

Conference Call

The Company will hold its second quarter 2013 earnings conference call on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 8:00 am PDT. The live call can be accessed by dialing 1-888-810-4934 passcode NWPIPE. For those unable to attend the live call, a replay will be available approximately one hour after the event and will remain available until Friday, August 30, 2013 by dialing 1-800-568-0918 passcode 6301.

About Northwest Pipe Company

Northwest Pipe Company manufactures welded steel pipe and other products in two business groups. Its Water Transmission Group is the leading supplier of large diameter, high-pressure steel pipe products that are used primarily for water infrastructure in North America. Its Tubular Products Group manufactures smaller diameter steel pipe for a wide range of products including energy, construction, agriculture and industrial systems. The Company is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington and has nine manufacturing facilities across the United States and Mexico.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release by Scott Montross are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act that are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our business, management's beliefs, and assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of important factors. While it is impossible to identify all such factors, those that could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated by us include changes in demand and market prices for our products, product mix, bidding activity, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, production schedules, the price and availability of raw materials, excess or shortage of production capacity, international trade policy and regulations and other risks discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and from time to time in our other Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release. If we do update or correct one or more forward-looking statements, investors and others should not conclude that we will make additional updates or corrections with respect thereto or with respect to other forward-looking statements.

   
   
   
NORTHWEST PIPE COMPANY  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)  
(Dollar and share amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)  
                         
                         
    Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
                         
Net sales:                                
  Water Transmission   $ 58,148     $ 59,050     $ 136,761     $ 117,481  
  Tubular Products     58,590       71,991       120,574       155,735  
    Net sales     116,738       131,041       257,335       273,216  
                                 
Cost of sales:                                
  Water Transmission     46,023       50,901       104,766       99,633  
  Tubular Products     55,047       66,563       115,697       143,506  
    Total cost of sales     101,070       117,464       220,463       243,139  
                                 
Gross profit:                                
  Water Transmission     12,125       8,149       31,995       17,848  
  Tubular Products     3,543       5,428       4,877       12,229  
    Total gross profit     15,668       13,577       36,872       30,077  
                                 
Selling, general, and administrative expense     6,288       6,607       12,672       13,928  
                                 
Operating income (loss):                                
  Water Transmission     10,499       6,130       28,532       14,154  
  Tubular Products     2,885       4,651       3,551       10,847  
  Corporate     (4,004 )     (3,811 )     (7,883 )     (8,852 )
    Operating income     9,380       6,970       24,200       16,149  
                                 
Other expense     (4 )     (34 )     37       2  
Interest income     (60 )     (46 )     (243 )     (87 )
Interest expense     956       1,526       2,005       3,166  
                                 
Income before income taxes     8,488       5,524       22,401       13,068  
                                 
Provision for income taxes     2,927       1,920       7,334       4,730  
                                 
Net income   $ 5,561     $ 3,604     $ 15,067     $ 8,338  
                                 
Basic earnings per share   $ 0.59     $ 0.38     $ 1.60     $ 0.89  
                                 
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.59     $ 0.38     $ 1.59     $ 0.88  
                                 
Shares used in per share calculations:                                
  Basic     9,443       9,374       9,440       9,372  
  Diluted     9,481       9,433       9,474       9,423  
                                   
                                   
                                   
NORTHWEST PIPE COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(Dollar amounts in thousands)
         
         
    June 30,
2013
  December 31,
2012
Assets:            
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 194   $ 46
  Trade and other receivables, net     57,946     41,498
  Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts     65,687     73,314
  Inventories     115,845     113,545
  Other current assets     8,113     7,735
    Total current assets     247,785     236,138
  Property and equipment, net     162,191     152,545
  Other assets     35,345     33,739
    Total assets   $ 445,321   $ 422,422
             
Liabilities:            
  Current maturities of long-term debt   $ 10,372   $ 9,009
  Accounts payable     29,528     21,042
  Accrued liabilities     23,502     32,217
  Billings in excess of cost and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts     3,635     6,478
    Total current liabilities     67,037     68,746
  Note payable to financial institution     60,750     47,533
  Other long-term debt, less current maturities     8,868     15,536
  Other long-term liabilities     33,321     31,175
    Total liabilities     169,976     162,990
             
Stockholders' equity     275,345     259,432
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 445,321   $ 422,422
                 
                 
                 
Contact:
CONTACT:
Robin Gantt
Chief Financial Officer
360-397-6250

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