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Bel Fuse Inc.
Bel Fuse Inc.

Sixth Consecutive Quarter of Year-over-Year Sales Growth

JERSEY CITY, N.J., July 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bel Fuse Inc. (Nasdaq: BELFA and BELFB) today announced preliminary financial results for the second quarter of 2022.

Second Quarter 2022 Highlights

Net sales of $170.6 million, up 22.9% from Q2-21

Gross profit margin of 26.6%, up from 24.7% in Q2-21

Net earnings of $17.0 million versus $7.9 million in Q2-21

Adjusted EBITDA of $19.1 million, representing a 65% increase compared to Q2-21

Record quarterly bookings of $226 million led to quarter-end backlog of orders of $580 million, an increase in backlog of 24% from December 31, 2021

“The second quarter was record breaking in many ways, marking the highest Net Sales and Adjusted EBITDA in Bel’s history. Bookings and backlog also set an all-time high in the second quarter, both in terms of dollar level of orders received and margin profile of those orders. Commercial aerospace continued to rebound with sales of $7.8 million for the quarter, an increase of 43% from last year's second quarter. The e-Mobility end market saw 89% growth in Q2 year-over-year, resulting in sales of $6.7 million for the second quarter of 2022. Our team is crucial to driving this performance by embracing our strategic plan and I very much appreciate their efforts,” stated Dan Bernstein, President and CEO.

Farouq Tuweiq, CFO, added, “The strategic initiatives we put in place are translating into unprecedented new milestones for Bel as we continue with our transformation. Our focus remains on higher-margin revenue, operational efficiencies and investing in the future. Talent, technology and product development are the keys to our future success. Given our achievements to date and current backlog, we are confident about Bel’s near and long-term prospects.”

Non-GAAP financial measures, such as Non-GAAP net earnings, Non-GAAP EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, exclude a gain on sale of property, restructuring charges and acquisition-related costs. Please refer to the financial information included with this press release for reconciliations of GAAP financial measures to Non-GAAP financial measures and our explanation of why we present Non-GAAP financial measures.

Conference Call
Bel has scheduled a conference call for 8:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, July 28, 2022 to discuss these results. To participate in the conference call, investors should dial 877-407-0784, or 201-689-8560 if dialing internationally. The presentation will additionally be broadcast live over the Internet and will be available at https://ir.belfuse.com/events-and-presentations. The webcast will be available via replay for a period of 20 days at this same Internet address. For those unable to access the live call, a telephone replay will be available at 844-512-2921, or 412-317-6671 if dialing internationally, using access code 13731321 after 11:30am ET, also for 20 days.

About Bel

Bel (www.belfuse.com) designs, manufactures and markets a broad array of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits. These products are primarily used in the networking, telecommunications, computing, high-speed data transmission, military, commercial aerospace, transportation, and e-Mobility industries. Bel's portfolio of products also finds application in the automotive, medical, broadcasting and consumer electronics markets. Bel's product groups include Magnetic Solutions (integrated connector modules, power transformers, power inductors and discrete components), Power Solutions and Protection (front-end, board-mount and industrial power products, module products and circuit protection), and Connectivity Solutions (expanded beam fiber optic, copper-based, RF and RJ connectors and cable assemblies). The Company operates facilities around the world.

Company Contact:
Farouq Tuweiq  
Chief Financial Officer  
ir@belf.com

Investor Contact:
Three Part Advisors
Jean Marie Young, Managing Director or Steven Hooser, Partner
631-418-4339

Forward-Looking Statements
Non-historical information contained in this press release (including the statements regarding expressions about management’s confidence and management’s expectations and beliefs about our business, products, market conditions and financial position, performance and results; management’s expectations and beliefs about trends involving bookings, backlog and margin, demand and sales channels, and ongoing or future performance of particular business units or product lines; management’s plans, intentions, objectives and beliefs with respect to strategic initiatives, and matters of business strategy generally, and the desired effects and intended results thereof; management’s expectations, intentions and beliefs about our focus on higher-margin revenue, operational efficiencies and investing in the future and about our talent, technology and product development and their role in our future success; and management’s expectations and beliefs regarding our near and long-term prospects and financial condition and performance generally) are forward-looking statements (as described under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from Bel's projections. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements are: the market concerns facing our customers, and risks for the Company’s business in the event of the loss of certain substantial customers; the continuing viability of sectors that rely on our products; the effects of business and economic conditions; the impact of public health crises (such as the governmental, social and economic effects of COVID-19); the effects of rising input costs, and cost changes generally; difficulties associated with integrating previously acquired companies; capacity and supply constraints or difficulties, including supply chain constraints or other challenges; difficulties associated with the availability of labor, and the risks of any labor unrest or labor shortages; risks associated with our international operations, including our substantial manufacturing operations in China; risks associated with restructuring programs or other strategic initiatives, including any difficulties in implementation or realization of the expected benefits or cost savings; product development, commercialization or technological difficulties; the regulatory and trade environment; risks associated with fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates; uncertainties associated with legal proceedings; the market's acceptance of the Company's new products and competitive responses to those new products; the impact of changes to U.S. legal and regulatory requirements, including tax laws, trade and tariff policies; and the risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) reports, including in the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 and in subsequent reports. In light of the risks and uncertainties impacting our business, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will in fact prove to be correct. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The non-GAAP measures identified in this press release as well as in the supplementary information to this press release (Non-GAAP net earnings, Non-GAAP EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA) are not measures of performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). These measures should not be considered a substitute for, and the reader should also consider, income from operations, net earnings, earnings per share and other measures of performance as defined by GAAP as indicators of our performance or profitability. Our non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to other similarly-titled captions of other companies due to differences in the method of calculation. We present results adjusted to exclude the effects of certain unusual or special items and their related tax impact that would otherwise be included under U.S. GAAP, to aid in comparisons with other periods. We may use Non-GAAP financial measures to determine performance-based compensation and management believes that this information may be useful to investors.

Website Information
We routinely post important information for investors on our website, www.belfuse.com, in the "Investor Relations" section. We use our website as a means of disclosing material, otherwise non-public information and for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investor Relations section of our website, in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations and webcasts. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, our website is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this document.


Bel Fuse Inc.

Supplementary Information(1)

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)


 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

170,572

 

 

$

138,741

 

 

$

307,290

 

 

$

249,385

 

Cost of sales

 

 

125,120

 

 

 

104,537

 

 

 

227,879

 

 

 

190,241

 

Gross profit

 

 

45,452

 

 

 

34,204

 

 

 

79,411

 

 

 

59,144

 

As a % of net sales

 

 

26.6

%

 

 

24.7

%

 

 

25.8

%

 

 

23.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development costs

 

 

4,661

 

 

 

5,464

 

 

 

9,505

 

 

 

10,384

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

23,965

 

 

 

21,828

 

 

 

44,992

 

 

 

43,569

 

As a % of net sales

 

 

14.0

%

 

 

15.7

%

 

 

14.6

%

 

 

17.5

%

Restructuring charges

 

 

31

 

 

 

277

 

 

 

31

 

 

 

277

 

Gain on sale of property

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(6,175

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations

 

 

16,795

 

 

 

6,635

 

 

 

24,883

 

 

 

11,089

 

As a % of net sales

 

 

9.8

%

 

 

4.8

%

 

 

8.1

%

 

 

4.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(779

)

 

 

(721

)

 

 

(1,467

)

 

 

(1,523

)

Other income/expense, net

 

 

(1,724

)

 

 

113

 

 

 

(2,496

)

 

 

660

 

Earnings before income taxes

 

 

14,292

 

 

 

6,027

 

 

 

20,920

 

 

 

10,226

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit from income taxes

 

 

(2,746

)

 

 

(1,853

)

 

 

(1,182

)

 

 

(854

)

Effective tax rate

 

 

-19.2

%

 

 

-30.7

%

 

 

-5.7

%

 

 

-8.4

%

Net earnings

 

$

17,038

 

 

$

7,880

 

 

$

22,102

 

 

$

11,080

 

As a % of net sales

 

 

10.0

%

 

 

5.7

%

 

 

7.2

%

 

 

4.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A common shares - basic and diluted

 

 

2,144

 

 

 

2,145

 

 

 

2,145

 

 

 

2,145

 

Class B common shares - basic and diluted

 

 

10,362

 

 

 

10,237

 

 

 

10,368

 

 

 

10,220

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A common shares - basic and diluted

 

$

1.30

 

 

$

0.61

 

 

$

1.68

 

 

$

0.85

 

Class B common shares - basic and diluted

 

$

1.37

 

 

$

0.64

 

 

$

1.78

 

 

$

0.91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) The supplementary information included in this press release for 2022 is preliminary and subject to change prior to the filing of our upcoming Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Bel Fuse Inc.

Supplementary Information(1)

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, unaudited)


 

 

June 30, 2022

 

 

December 31,
2021

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

65,830

 

 

$

61,756

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

98,777

 

 

 

87,135

 

Inventories

 

 

160,593

 

 

 

139,383

 

Other current assets

 

 

35,902

 

 

 

40,742

 

Total current assets

 

 

361,102

 

 

 

329,016

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

 

36,105

 

 

 

38,210

 

Right-of-use assets

 

 

24,234

 

 

 

21,252

 

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

 

 

81,334

 

 

 

87,646

 

Other assets

 

 

39,585

 

 

 

35,722

 

Total assets

 

$

542,360

 

 

$

511,846

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

70,020

 

 

$

65,960

 

Operating lease liability, current

 

 

7,251

 

 

 

6,880

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

51,479

 

 

 

39,172

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

128,750

 

 

 

112,012

 

Long-term debt

 

 

112,500

 

 

 

112,500

 

Operating lease liability, long-term

 

 

17,065

 

 

 

14,668

 

Other liabilities

 

 

58,050

 

 

 

63,923

 

Total liabilities

 

 

316,365

 

 

 

303,103

 

Stockholders' equity

 

 

225,995

 

 

 

208,743

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

542,360

 

 

$

511,846

 

 

(1) The supplementary information included in this press release for 2022 is preliminary and subject to change prior to the filing of our upcoming Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Bel Fuse Inc.

Supplementary Information(1)

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Earnings to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA(2)

(in thousands, unaudited)


 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Net earnings

 

$

17,038

 

 

$

7,880

 

 

$

22,102

 

 

$

11,080

 

Interest expense

 

 

779

 

 

 

721

 

 

 

1,467

 

 

 

1,523

 

Benefit from income taxes

 

 

(2,746

)

 

 

(1,853

)

 

 

(1,182

)

 

 

(854

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

4,015

 

 

 

4,267

 

 

 

8,316

 

 

 

8,478

 

EBITDA

 

$

19,086

 

 

$

11,015

 

 

$

30,703

 

 

$

20,227

 

% of net sales

 

 

11.2

%

 

 

7.9

%

 

 

10.0

%

 

 

8.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unusual or special items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain on sale of property

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(6,175

)

Restructuring charges

 

 

31

 

 

 

277

 

 

 

31

 

 

 

277

 

Acquisition-related costs

 

 

-

 

 

 

317

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

483

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

19,117

 

 

$

11,609

 

 

$

30,734

 

 

$

14,812

 

% of net sales

 

 

11.2

%

 

 

8.4

%

 

 

10.0

%

 

 

5.9

%

 

(1) The supplementary information included in this press release for 2022 is preliminary and subject to change prior to the filing of our upcoming Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

(2) In this press release and supplemental information, we have included Non-GAAP financial measures, including Non-GAAP net earnings, Non-GAAP EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. We present results adjusted to exclude the effects of certain specified items and their related tax impact that would otherwise be included under GAAP, to aid in comparisons with other periods. We may use Non-GAAP financial measures to determine performance-based compensation and management believes that this information may be useful to investors.


Bel Fuse Inc.

Supplementary Information(1)

Reconciliation of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures(2)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)


The following tables detail the impact of certain unusual or special items had on the Company's net earnings per common Class A and Class B basic and diluted shares ("EPS") and the line items in which these items were included on the condensed consolidated statements of operations.


 

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2022

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2021

 

Reconciling Items

 

Earnings before taxes

 

 

Benefit from income taxes

 

 

Net earnings

 

 

Class
A
EPS(3)

 

 

Class
B
EPS(3)

 

 

Earnings before taxes

 

 

Benefit from income taxes

 

 

Net earnings

 

 

Class
A
EPS(3)

 

 

Class
B
EPS(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP measures

 

$

14,292

 

 

$

(2,746

)

 

$

17,038

 

 

$

1.30

 

 

$

1.37

 

 

$

6,027

 

 

$

(1,853

)

 

$

7,880

 

 

$

0.61

 

 

$

0.64

 

Items included in SG&A expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition-related costs

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

317

 

 

 

73

 

 

 

244

 

 

 

0.02

 

 

 

0.02

 

Restructuring charges

 

 

31

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

27

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

277

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

237

 

 

 

0.02

 

 

 

0.02

 

Non-GAAP measures

 

$

14,323

 

 

$

(2,742

)

 

$

17,065

 

 

$

1.30

 

 

$

1.38

 

 

$

6,621

 

 

$

(1,740

)

 

$

8,361

 

 

$

0.64

 

 

$

0.68

 


 

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2022

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2021

 

Reconciling Items

 

Earnings before taxes

 

 

Benefit from income taxes

 

 

Net earnings

 

 

Class
A
EPS(3)

 

 

Class
B
EPS(3)

 

 

Earnings before taxes

 

 

Benefit from income taxes

 

 

Net earnings

 

 

Class
A
EPS(3)

 

 

Class
B
EPS(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP measures

 

$

20,920

 

 

$

(1,182

)

 

$

22,102

 

 

$

1.68

 

 

$

1.78

 

 

$

10,226

 

 

$

(854

)

 

$

11,080

 

 

$

0.85

 

 

$

0.91

 

Items included in SG&A expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition-related costs

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

483

 

 

 

111

 

 

 

372

 

 

 

0.03

 

 

 

0.03

 

Gain on sale of property

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(6,175

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(6,175

)

 

 

(0.48

)

 

 

(0.50

)

Restructuring charges

 

 

31

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

27

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

277

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

237

 

 

 

0.02

 

 

 

0.02

 

Non-GAAP measures

 

$

20,951

 

 

$

(1,178

)

 

$

22,129

 

 

$

1.69

 

 

$

1.79

 

 

$

4,811

 

 

$

(703

)

 

$

5,514

 

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

0.45

 

 

(1) The supplementary information included in this press release for 2022 is preliminary and subject to change prior to the filing of our upcoming Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

(2) In this press release and supplemental information, we have included Non-GAAP financial measures, including Non-GAAP net earnings, Non-GAAP EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. We present results adjusted to exclude the effects of certain specified items and their related tax impact that would otherwise be included under GAAP, to aid in comparisons with other periods. We may use Non-GAAP financial measures to determine performance-based compensation and management believes that this information may be useful to investors.

(3) Individual amounts of earnings per share may not agree to the total due to rounding.