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ARC Group Worldwide Reports Fiscal Year Third Quarter 2018 Results

DELAND, Fla., May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. (“ARC” or the “Company”) (ARCW), a leading global provider of advanced manufacturing and metal 3D printing solutions, today reported its results for the period ending April 1, 2018, its fiscal third quarter 2018.

Highlights for the third quarter fiscal year 2018, compared to the second quarter fiscal year 2018:

•              Sales of $21.5 million, an increase of 16.9%;
•              Gross profit of $1.1 million, an increase of 398.9%;
•              Facility EBITDA from Continuing Operations of $1.3 million, an increase of 629.7%;
•              Cash Flow from Operations of $1.3 million, an increase of 1,053.6%; and
•              Bank borrowings debt levels of $37.3 million, a decrease of 17.3%.

Quarterly Financial Summary

Fiscal third quarter 2018 revenue from continuing operations was $21.5 million, compared to $18.4 million in the prior sequential period.  The increase in revenue was primarily driven by higher metal injection molding (“MIM”) and plastics sales, the combination of higher sales and orders by customers in the aerospace, medical, and firearm and defense markets.  Separately, the Company’s international performance continues to improve as revenues from Hungarian operations increased 7.9% sequentially to $2.3 million.

Gross Profit from continuing operations was $1.1 million in the fiscal third quarter, compared to $(0.4) million in the previous sequential quarter.  The aforementioned revenue growth, along with ongoing cost reduction initiatives, were the primary drivers of Gross Profit improvement.  This improvement was achieved despite  expenses of $1.3 million incurred due to planned, ongoing inventory reductions, primarily in our Colorado MIM entity.

EBITDA from Continuing Operations was $1.3 million in the fiscal third quarter compared to $(0.2) million in the prior sequential quarter.  Similar to Gross Profit, EBITDA was positively impacted by the increased revenues and lower costs.  These gains were partially offset by the aforementioned inventory reduction efforts of $1.3 million, which added additional expense in the third fiscal quarter.

Fiscal third quarter Cash Flow from Operations was $1.3 million, compared to $(0.1) million in the prior sequential quarter.  The increase in Cash Flow from Operations was driven by a lower net loss coupled by modest improvement in working capital management.

At the end of the fiscal third quarter the debt level was $37.3 million, compared to $45.1 million in fiscal second quarter.  The lower debt levels were due to the use of our Rights Offering proceeds coupled with our improved cash flow generation.

ARC’s CEO, Alan Quasha, commented, “While we still have a long way to go, we are making great progress. During our fiscal third quarter, we have seen a marked improvement over our prior quarter.  Management’s focus on repositioning our sales team, cost reductions, and inventory efficiency efforts all have begun to show meaningful positive impacts.  At the same time, we have begun to see some of our key, strategic customers in the defense and firearm industry return to more normal levels of demand.  Despite the improving conditions both internally and externally,  Management remains focused on returning the Company to profitability and improving cash flow generation by driving existing product revenue, increasing operational efficiency, and rightsizing the balance sheet. We expect to see continued progress over the coming quarters.”

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation

The Company has provided non-GAAP financial information to provide additional, meaningful comparisons of current results to prior periods’ results by excluding items that the Company does not believe are representative or indicative of its results of operations.  Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.  The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP financial measures, and should be read only in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Specifically, EBITDA from Continuing Operations, EBITDA Margin from Continuing Operations, Facility EBITDA from Continuing Operations, Facility EBITDA Margin from Continuing Operations, Adjusted Earnings, and Adjusted Earnings Per Share are non-GAAP financial measures.  EBITDA Margin from Continuing Operations and Facility EBITDA Margin from Continuing Operations are calculated by dividing EBITDA from Continuing Operations and Facility EBITDA from Continuing Operations, respectively, by sales.

The reconciliation to GAAP is as follows (dollars in thousands):

               
      April 1,   December 31,  
For the three months ended:     2018    2017
 
Net Loss   $  (3,116 )   $  (4,322 )  
Interest Expense, Net      870        927    
Income Taxes      (13 )      (366 )  
Depreciation and Amortization      2,579        2,534    
Adjustment to Exclude Loss from Discontinued Operations      —        7    
EBITDA from Continuing Operations   $  320     $  (1,220 )  
EBITDA Margin from Continuing Operations      1.5      (6.6 )
Corporate Expenses      946        981    
Facility EBITDA from Continuing Operations   $  1,266     $  (239 )  
Facility EBITDA Margin from Continuing Operations      5.9      (1.3 )
               
Net Loss   $  (3,116 )   $  (4,322 )  
Adjustment to Exclude Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax      —        7    
Reorganization/Transaction Expenses      86        —    
Adjusted Earnings   $  (3,030 )   $  (4,315 )  
Adjusted Earnings Per Share   $  (0.15 )   $  (0.24 )  
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding      20,051,710        18,265,323    
               

EBITDA from Continuing Operations excludes interest expense, net and income taxes as these items are associated with our capitalization and tax structures.  EBITDA from Continuing Operations also excludes depreciation and amortization expense as these non-cash expenses reflect the impact of prior capital expenditure decisions, which may not be indicative of future capital expenditure requirements.  EBITDA from Continuing Operations excludes the (income) or loss associated with discontinued operations.

Facility EBITDA from Continuing Operations consists of EBITDA from our operating segments, which excludes Corporate Expenses.  We believe this is a meaningful measurement of the operating performance of our manufacturing facilities.  Corporate Expenses primarily consist of costs not allocated to our manufacturing facilities, such as compensation related costs for employees assigned to corporate, board of directors’ fees and expenses, professional fees, insurance costs, and marketing costs.

Adjusted Earnings removes the impact of reorganization/transaction related expenses and the impact of discontinued operations.  Reorganization expenses are primarily labor and labor related costs associated with the termination of employees.  Transaction expenses are primarily professional fees related to the refinancing of debt and the sale of non-core assets.

About ARC Group Worldwide, Inc.

ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. is a global advanced manufacturing and metal 3D printing service provider focused on accelerating speed to market for its customers.  ARC provides a holistic set of precision manufacturing solutions, from design and prototyping through full run production.  These solutions include metal injection molding, metal 3D printing, metal stamping, plastic injection molding, clean room injection molding, thixomolding, and rapid and conformal tooling.  Further, ARC utilizes technology to improve automation in manufacturing through robotics, software and process automation, and lean manufacturing to improve efficiency.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are based on ARC’s current expectations, estimates, and projections about future events.  These include, but are not limited to, statements, if any, regarding business plans, pro-forma statements and financial projections, ARC’s ability to expand its services and realize growth.  These statements are not historical facts or guarantees of future performance, events, or results.  Such statements involve potential risks and uncertainties, and the general effects of financial, economic, and regulatory conditions affecting our industries.  Accordingly, actual results may differ materially.  ARC does not have any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.  For further information on risks and uncertainties that could affect ARC’s business, financial condition, and results of operations, readers are encouraged to review Item 1A.  – Risk Factors and all other disclosures appearing in ARC’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, as well as other documents ARC files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT:

Investor Relations

PHONE: (303) 467-5236
Email: InvestorRelations@arcw.com 

   
ARC Group Worldwide, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except for share and per share amounts)
 
                           
    For the three months ended   For the nine months ended  
    April 1,   April 2,   April 1,   April 2,  
    2018
  2017    2018
  2017
 
Sales   $  21,460     $  24,200     $  59,764     $  76,921    
Cost of sales      20,354        21,410        57,606        64,949    
Gross profit      1,106        2,790        2,158        11,972    
Selling, general and administrative      3,261        4,803        10,299        14,321    
Loss from operations      (2,155 )      (2,013 )      (8,141 )      (2,349 )  
Other income (expense), net      (104 )      88        26        893    
Interest expense, net      (870 )      (865 )      (2,809 )      (3,002 )  
Loss on extinguishment of debt      —        —        —        (723 )  
Loss before income taxes     (3,129 )     (2,790 )     (10,924 )     (5,181 )  
Income tax benefit (expense)      13        (120 )      207        1,181    
Net loss from continuing operations      (3,116 )      (2,910 )      (10,717 )      (4,000 )  
(Loss) gain on sale of subsidiaries and income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax      —        136        (276 )      4,123    
Net (loss) income     (3,116 )     (2,774 )     (10,993 )     123    
Net income attributable to non-controlling interest                          
Continuing operations      —        —        —       (22 )  
Discontinued operations      —        —        —       (4 )  
Net income attributable to non-controlling interest      —        —        —        (26 )  
Net (loss) income attributable to ARC Group Worldwide, Inc.   $ (3,116 )   $ (2,774 )   $ (10,993 )   $ 97    
                           
Net (loss) income per common share, basic and diluted:                          
Continuing operations   $  (0.16 )   $  (0.16 )   $  (0.57 )   $  (0.22 )  
Discontinued operations   $  —     $  0.01     $  (0.01 )   $  0.23    
Attributable to ARC Group Worldwide, Inc.   $  (0.16 )   $  (0.15 )   $  (0.58 )   $  0.01    
                           
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                          
Basic and diluted      20,051,710        18,152,739        18,832,365        18,133,397    
                                   


   
ARC Group Worldwide, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share data)
 
               
    April 1, 2018   June 30, 2017  
ASSETS              
Current assets:              
Cash   $  468     $ 593    
Accounts receivable, net      11,070       10,488    
Inventories, net      12,956       14,369    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets      2,947       3,152    
Current assets of discontinued operations      —       1,452    
Total current assets      27,441       30,054    
Property and equipment, net      40,543        41,349    
Goodwill      6,412       6,412    
Intangible assets, net      17,101       19,624    
Other      356       291    
Long-term assets of discontinued operations      —       1,893    
Total assets   $  91,853     $ 99,623    
               
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY              
Current liabilities:              
Accounts payable   $  12,064     $ 8,681    
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities      2,574       3,273    
Deferred revenue      1,130       1,165    
Bank borrowings, current portion of long-term debt      1,773       1,701    
Capital lease obligations, current portion      1,396       1,470    
Accrued escrow obligations, current portion      1,184       1,212    
Current liabilities of discontinued operations      —       283    
Total current liabilities      20,121       17,785    
Long-term debt, net of current portion      35,564       42,822    
Capital lease obligations, net of current portion      880       1,888    
Accrued escrow obligations, net of current portion      —        1,184    
Other long-term liabilities      948        1,017    
Long-term liabilities of discontinued operations      —        260    
Total liabilities      57,513       64,956    
               
Commitments and contingencies (Note 11)              
               
Stockholders' Equity:              
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 2,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding      —        —    
Common stock, $0.0005 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized; 23,314,462 shares issued
and 23,306,061 shares issued and outstanding at April 1, 2018, and 18,180,027 shares issued
and 18,171,626 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017
     12       10    
Treasury stock, at cost; 8,401 shares at April 1, 2018 and June 30, 2017      (94 )     (94 )  
Additional paid-in capital      41,598       31,109    
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)      (7,438 )     3,569    
Accumulated other comprehensive income      262       73    
Total stockholders'equity      34,340       34,667    
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $  91,853     $  99,623    



   
ARC Group Worldwide, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
 
   
    For the nine months ended  
    April 1, 2018   April 2, 2017  
Cash flows from operating activities:              
Net (loss) income   $  (10,993 )   $  123    
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:              
Depreciation and amortization      7,630        7,413    
Share-based compensation expense      484        616    
Loss (gain) on sale of asset      170        —    
Loss (gain) on sale of subsidiaries      109        (5,456 )  
Bad debt expense and other      12        120    
Deferred income taxes      —        194    
Changes in working capital:              
Accounts receivable      (469 )      (184 )  
Inventory      1,247        (3,506 )  
Prepaid expenses and other assets      124        815    
Accounts payable      3,148        2,324    
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities      (1,758 )      (640 )  
Deferred revenue      (35 )      (305 )  
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities      (331 )      1,514    
               
Cash flows from investing activities:              
Purchases of property and equipment      (4,432 )      (5,324 )  
Proceeds from sale of subsidiary      3,000        10,538    
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities      (1,432 )      5,214    
               
Cash flows from financing activities:              
Proceeds from debt issuance      74,956        91,264    
Repayments of long-term debt and capital lease obligations      (83,772 )      (100,084 )  
Proceeds from rights offering, net      9,783        —    
Payment of distributions to non-controlling membership interests from the sale of subsidiary      —        (453 )  
Purchase of non-controlling membership interests      —        (235 )  
Issuance of common stock under employee stock purchase plan and exercise of stock options      210        98    
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities      1,177        (9,410 )  
Effect of exchange rates on cash      461        (215 )  
Net decrease in cash      (125 )     (2,897 )  
Cash, beginning of period      593        3,620    
Cash, end of period   $  468     $ 723    
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:              
Cash paid for interest   $  2,079     $  2,917    
Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds   $  52     $  (858 )