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Air T, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

DENVER, NC, / ACCESSWIRE / August 14, 2019 / Air T, Inc. (AIRT) is organized as a portfolio of powerful businesses, each of which is independent yet interrelated. These include overnight air cargo operations; ground support equipment manufacturing; ground support equipment maintenance services; and commercial aircraft management, leasing and logistics. Today the Company announced results for its fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Q1 2020 Overview

  • Revenues totaled $55.7 million for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2019, an 8% decrease from the prior year comparable quarter

  • Operating income of $1.2 million, a decrease of $1.4 million from the prior year comparable quarter’s operating income of $2.6 million

  • Non-operating income of $2.6 million, an increase of $1.6 million over the prior year comparable quarter

  • Net income attributable to Air T stockholders was $1.8 million as compared to net income of $2.8 million in the prior year comparable quarter

  • Income per share was $0.79 compared to the prior comparable quarter’s income per share of $0.92

Nick Swenson commented, “While reported segment level operating income is an important reference point when evaluating AIRT’s quarterly financial results, our June results reflect unusual year-over-year segment variances, each of which is driven by independent factors. At times, it is difficult and even counter-productive to manage for quarterly results. To paraphrase the Oracle of Omaha, we prefer a ‘lumpy high return’ to a ‘smooth low return.’ We are comforted by our current belief that AIRT is on target to meet or exceed its consolidated fiscal 2020 plan.”

Business Segment Results

Commercial Jet Engines and Parts

  • This segment leases commercial jet engines and aircraft; buys, sells and trades in surplus and aftermarket commercial jet engines, engine parts, airframes, and airframe parts, avionics, and other; then delivers the related documents and logistics.

  • Recent acquisitions in this segment include the acquisition of the assets of Worthington Aviation in May 2018.

  • Revenues for this segment totaled $16.3 million in Q1 2020, a decrease of $11.0 million over the same period of fiscal 2019. Last year Contrail experienced record levels of sales and income in the first quarter, selling four whole engines for $17.4 million.

  • Operating income for this segment totaled $1.9 million in Q3 2020 compared to operating income of $3.2 million in the prior-year quarter.

Overnight Air Cargo

  • The segment provides air express delivery services, substantially all for FedEx.

  • Revenues for this segment increased 4% to $18.3 million in Q1 2020 compared to $17.6 million in Q1 2019.

  • Operating income for this segment was $0.0 million, a decrease of $1.0 million when compared to the operating income of Q1 2019. This decrease is due primarily to additional pilot incentives and bonus expenses as a result of the nationwide pilot shortage.

Aviation Ground Support Maintenance Services

  • This segment provides ground support equipment maintenance and facilities maintenance services to domestic airlines and aviation service providers across the United States.

  • Revenue from this segment totaled $8.5 million in Q1 2020, a decline of 6% over Q1 2019. The decrease in the current quarter is principally due to a reduction of business in the southeast region.

  • Operating income for this segment was $0.2 million in the current quarter, compared to a loss of $0.1 million in the same quarter of the prior year, due primarily to operational improvements across the system.

Aviation Ground Support Equipment

  • This segment manufactures and provides mobile deicers and other specialized equipment products to passenger and cargo airlines, airports, the military and industrial customers.

  • Revenues for this segment, which is the world's largest manufacturer of aircraft de-icing equipment, totaled $12.3 million for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2019. This represents an increase of 92% over the revenue of $6.4 million in the prior comparable quarter. The increase was primarily due to an increase in the unit sales of military and commercial deicers during the quarter.

  • Operating income for this segment was $1.3 million in the third quarter, an increase of $1.0 million for Q1 of last year, principally due to the higher level of revenues.

Corporate

  • This segment includes expenses attributable to core Corporate functions, investment research, and specialized resources that are available to business units.

  • This segment’s operating loss totaled $1.9 million in the current quarter. In the comparable quarter of the prior year, operating loss totaled $1.7 million.

  • The increase in Corporate segment costs in the current quarter is primarily attributable to increased headcount over the prior year.

Other Investments and Financial Liquidity

  • Air T owned approximately 3.5 million shares of common stock of Insignia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIG) with a market value of $4.0 million as of June 30, 2019.

  • As of June 30, 2019, Air T held $5.7 million of marketable securities (including Insignia at market value of $4.0 million).

  • Working capital (defined as current assets less current liabilities) as of June 30, 2019 totaled $28.5 million compared to $18.6 million as of March 31, 2019.

ABOUT AIR T, INC.

Established in 1980, Air T Inc. is a portfolio of powerful businesses and financial assets, each of which is independent yet interrelated. Its core segments are: overnight air cargo, aviation ground support equipment manufacturing, aviation ground support maintenance services, and commercial aircraft asset management and logistics. We seek to expand, strengthen and diversify Air T’s after-tax cash flow per share. Our goal is to build Air T’s core businesses, and when appropriate, to expand into adjacent and other industries. We seek to activate growth and overcome challenges while delivering meaningful value for all stakeholders. For more information, visit www.airt.net.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain matters discussed in this press release may be considered forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about our operations and the investments we make, including, among other things, factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our 10-K, as well as the following:

  • The risk that contracts with major customers will be terminated or not extended;

  • Future economic conditions and their impact on the Company’s customers;

  • The Company’s ability to recover on its investments, including its investments in Delphax and other recently acquired companies,

  • The timing and amounts of future orders under the Company’s Global Ground Support subsidiary’s contract with the United States Air Force; and

  • The risks and uncertainties related to business acquisitions (including the ability to successfully achieve the anticipated benefits of the acquisitions) inflation rates, competition, changes in technology or government regulation, debt covenants, information technology disruptions, and the impact of future terrorist activities in the United States and abroad.

Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words like “believes,” “could,” “possibly,” “probably,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “projects,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seek,” “intend,” “plan,” “expect,” or “consider” or the negative of these expressions or other variations, or by discussions of strategy that involves risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual transactions, results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future transactions, results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. We base these forward-looking statements on current expectations and projections about future events and the information currently available to us. Although we believe that the assumptions for these forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of the assumptions could prove to be inaccurate. Consequently, no representation or warranty can be given that the estimates, opinions, or assumptions made in or referenced by this prospectus will prove to be accurate. We undertake no obligation to update our forward-looking statements. We caution you that the forward-looking statements in this press release are only estimates and predictions, or statements or current intent. Actual results or outcomes, or actions that we ultimately undertake, could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements due to risks, uncertainties or actual events differing from the assumptions underlying these statements. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions include, but are not limited to, those discussed in this press release.

CONTACT

Air T, Inc.
Brian Ochocki, CFO

bochocki@airt.net

612-268-0052

AIR T, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(UNAUDITED)

Three Months Ended

June 30,

2019

2018

Operating Revenues:

Overnight air cargo

$

18,319,682

$

17,640,658

Ground equipment sales

12,248,891

6,384,781

Ground support services

8,516,800

9,047,640

Commercial jet engines and parts

16,326,905

27,320,175

Printing equipment and maintenance

64,270

298,823

Corporate and other

227,987

175,392

55,704,535

60,867,469

Operating Expenses:

Overnight air cargo

16,518,823

15,174,396

Ground equipment sales

9,730,856

4,937,312

Ground support services

6,963,662

7,805,209

Commercial jet engines and parts

8,285,769

20,121,118

Printing equipment and maintenance

39,047

145,528

General and administrative

10,919,320

8,584,803

Depreciation and amortization

2,026,600

1,485,055

Impairment

6,686

10,346

Gain on sale of property and equipment

2,073

-

54,492,836

58,263,767

Operating Income

1,211,699

2,603,702

Non-operating Income (Expense):

Gain on sale of marketable securities

36,460

-

Foreign currency gain (loss), net

35,755

(2,182

)

Other-than-temporary impairment loss on investments

(814,558

)

-

Other investment income (loss), net

162,957

(315,507

)

Interest expense and other

(1,023,622

)

(707,199

)

Unrealized gain on interest rate swap

-

97,337

Gain on settlement of bankruptcy

4,509,302

-

Bargain purchase acquisition gain

34,244

1,983,777

Income (loss) from equity method investments

(320,578

)

9,183

2,619,960

1,065,409

Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes

3,831,659

3,669,111

Income Taxes (Benefit)

(324,000

)

387,000

Net Income (Loss)

4,155,659

3,282,111

Net (Income) Loss Attributable to Non-controlling

Interests

$

(2,373,307

)

$

(453,417

)

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Air T, Inc. Stockholders

$

1,782,352

$

2,828,694

Income (Loss) Per Share:

Basic

$

0.79

$

0.92

Diluted

$

0.79

$

0.92

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:

Basic

2,252,698

3,065,411

Diluted

2,256,868

3,074,547

AIR T, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

June 30, 2019

March 31, 2019

ASSETS

(Unaudited)

Current Assets:

Cash and cash equivalents (Delphax $9,430 and $12,315)**

$

16,196,626

12,524,321

Marketable securities

1,752,727

1,760,052

Restricted cash

68,979

123,409

Restricted investments

796,958

830,925

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $574,086 and $754,108 (Delphax $291,337 and $294,296 )**

23,723,077

19,077,248

Notes and other receivables-current

7,170,143

5,026,549

Income tax receivable

883,131

158,446

Inventories, net

36,528,777

29,967,037

Prepaid expenses and other (Delphax $9,672 and $58,164 )**

1,795,614

1,880,126

Total Current Assets

88,916,032

71,348,113

Asset on lease, net of accumulated depreciation of $6,397,157 and $6,688,630

17,982,582

25,164,497

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $5,977,699 and $5,665,498

4,752,051

4,817,912

Right-of-use assets

10,071,405

-

Cash surrender value of life insurance policies, net of policy loans

101,259

122,062

Other tax receivables-long-term (Delphax $0 and $311,000)**

-

311,000

Deferred income taxes

600,303

547,987

Investments in funds

318,020

463,892

Investments in securities

557,329

621,610

Equity method investments

4,475,738

5,610,874

Other assets

297,507

491,328

Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $2,207,571 and $2,156,192

1,161,111

1,225,257

Goodwill

4,417,605

4,417,605

Total Assets

$

133,650,942

$

115,142,137

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities:

Accounts payable (Delphax $96,109 and $2,134,053)**

$

13,296,498

$

12,552,724

Income tax payable

550,727

661,690

Accrued payroll and related items (Delphax $401,275 and $3,146,395 )**

2,729,056

8,910,245

Customer deposits

2,794,277

1,520,000

Accrued insurance liability

1,254,396

1,119,853

Other accrued expenses (Delphax $0 and $11,312)**

3,905,819

2,953,176

Deferred income

5,599,423

341,098

Current portion of long-term debt

27,774,151

24,735,224

Short-term lease liability

2,486,842

-

Total Current Liabilities

60,391,189

52,794,010

Long-term debt

36,285,910

32,917,765

Deferred income taxes

-

-

Long-term lease liability

8,071,541

-

Other non-current liabilities

1,229,495

596,598

Total Liabilities

105,978,135

86,308,373

Redeemable non-controlling interest

6,685,000

5,476,000

Commitments and contingencies (Note 17)

Equity:

Air T, Inc. Stockholders' Equity:

Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, 50,000 shares authorized

-

-

Common stock, $.25 par value; 4,000,000 shares authorized, 3,015,087 and 2,022,637 shares issued and outstanding

753,770

505,657

Additional paid-in capital

1,629,202

2,866,695

Retained earnings

17,970,387

21,191,126

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(411,479

)

(205,086

)

Total Air T, Inc. Stockholders' Equity

19,941,880

24,358,392

Non-controlling Interests

1,045,927

(1,000,628

)

Total Equity

20,987,807

23,357,764

Total Liabilities and Equity

$

133,650,942

$

115,142,137

AIR T, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

Three Months Ended

June 30,

2019

2018

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

Net income

$

4,155,659

$

3,282,111

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

(Gain) Loss on sale of marketable securities

(36,460

)

10,828

Loss on sale of property and equipment

2,073

1,661

Profit from sale of assets on lease

-

-

Change in inventory reserves

(4,087

)

91,547

Change in accounts receivable reserves

(180,022

)

(45,628

)

Depreciation and amortization

2,033,286

1,495,401

Amortization of debt issuance costs

73,467

-

Impairment of investment

814,558

-

Change in cash surrender value of life insurance

20,803

(15,782

)

Gain on settlement of bankruptcy

(4,509,302

)

-

Bargain purchase acquisition gain

(34,244

)

(1,983,777

)

Change in warranty reserve

335,632

(980

)

Unrealized loss on marketable securities

6,105

322,477

Unrealized gain on interest rate swap

-

(97,337

)

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(4,254,064

)

29,564

Notes receivable and other non-trade receivables

(2,046,291

)

(2,221,930

)

Inventories

2,374,836

11,319,597

Prepaid expense and other assets

677,015

288,286

Accounts payable

2,801,237

3,942,185

Accrued expenses

3,898,519

(1,982,397

)

Income taxes payable/receivable

(835,646

)

205,583

Non-current liabilities

94,482

75,525

Total adjustments

1,231,897

11,434,823

Net cash provided by operating activities

5,387,556

14,716,934

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Purchases of marketable securities

(27,211

)

(784,443

)

Proceeds from sale of marketable securities

309,012

-

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

(500,000

)

(3,325,700

)

Cash used for equity method investments

-

(197,532

)

Investment in reinsurance entity

-

(2,000,000

)

Capital expenditures related to property & equipment

(297,967

)

(459,575

)

Capital expenditures related to assets on lease

(3,298,343

)

-

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

33,995

50,602

Net cash used in investing activities

(3,780,514

)

(6,716,648

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Proceeds from lines of credit

24,446,825

28,933,742

Payments on lines of credit

(17,143,130

)

(38,156,091

)

Proceeds from term loan

-

3,400,000

Payments on term loan

(7,026,081

)

(1,404,800

)

Debt issuance costs

(46,319

)

(35,702

)

Distribution to non-controlling member

(115,000

)

(47,051

)

Payments for repurchase of stock

(126,317

)

-

Proceeds from exercise of warrants

2,018,217

-

Net cash provided by financing activities

2,008,195

(7,309,902

)

Effect of foreign currency exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

2,638

2,072

NET INCREASE/ (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH

3,617,875

692,456

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD

12,647,730

5,072,897

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH AT END OF PERIOD

$

16,265,605

$

5,765,353

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Non-cash capital expenditures related to property & equipment

$

71,703

$

-

Equipment leased to customers transferred to inventory

8,818,109

234,151

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Issuance of Debt - Trust Preferred Securities

4,000,000

-

Issuance of warrant liability

840,000

-

Exercise of warrants

84,092

-

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:

Cash paid during the year for:

Interest

$

678,610

$

629,264

Income taxes

29,634

181,417

SOURCE: Air T, Inc.



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