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Commercial Vehicle Group Announces First Quarter 2019 Results

Strength in end markets drive record sales and improved profits

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (the "Company") (CVGI) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

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First Quarter

($ in millions except EPS)

2019


2018

Revenues

$243.2


$215.7

Operating Income

$19.0


$15.3

Net Income

$11.1


$9.9

Basic EPS

$0.36


$0.33

Diluted EPS

$0.36


$0.32

 

"Robust demand in our end markets supported record results in the first quarter, with revenues and operating income increasing 13% and 24%, respectively, compared to the prior year period. As expected, the North American heavy- and medium-duty truck markets continue to be strong. OEM order backlog remains high, providing us with greater visibility that 2019 revenues should be higher than the levels we experienced in 2018, barring any unexpected market shocks," commented Patrick Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer. "First quarter 2019 operating income margin increased 70 basis points, despite continued headwinds, including wage inflation driven by regulatory changes in Mexico and other inflationary pressures.  However, the actions we are taking are helping to mitigate these challenges. Looking ahead, we continue to focus on positioning the business for continued success, including strategic investments that we believe will accelerate growth and drive long-term shareholder value."

Tim Trenary, Chief Financial Officer, stated, "We are very pleased with our overall performance for the first quarter 2019. We delivered a 13% increase in sales and continued to make investments in our commercial and technical teams across the Company, while at the same time maintaining SG&A flat year-over-year. Additionally, we paid down an additional $5 million of debt, further improving our net leverage to 1.3 times EBITDA.  Our outlook for 2019 remains optimistic."

Consolidated Results

First Quarter 2019 Results

  • First quarter 2019 revenues were $243.2 million compared to $215.7 million in the prior year period, an increase of 12.7%. The increase in revenues period-over-period reflects higher heavy-duty truck production in North America and continued strength in the global construction markets we serve.  Foreign currency translation adversely impacted first quarter 2019 revenues by $4.5 million, or by 2.1% when compared to the prior year period.
  • Operating income for the first quarter 2019 was $19.0 million compared to $15.3 million in the prior year period.  The increased sales volume was partially offset by the impact of wage inflation in our North American wire harness business as a consequence of the minimum wage laws in Mexico, difficult labor markets and material inflationary pressures.
  • Interest, associated with our debt, and other expense was $4.4 million and $1.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. The increase reflects rising interest rates, but more significantly the impact of the interest rate swap agreements which are marked-to-market, resulting in a $0.7 million charge in the three months ended March 31, 2019 and a $1.3 million gain in the prior year period.
  • Net income was $11.1 million for the first quarter 2019, or $0.36 per diluted share, compared to net income of $9.9 million in the prior year period, or $0.33 per diluted share.

At March 31, 2019, the Company had liquidity of $117.7 million: $54.3 million of cash and $63.4 million of availability from our asset based revolver.  There were no borrowings under our asset based revolver at March 31, 2019.

Segment Results

Electrical Systems Segment

First Quarter 2019 Results

  • Revenues for the Electrical Systems Segment in the first quarter 2019 were $143.6 million compared to $122.9 million for the prior year period, an increase of 16.8% primarily resulting from higher North American heavy-duty truck production.  Foreign currency translation adversely impacted first quarter 2019 revenue by $1.6 million, or by 1.3% when compared to the prior year period.
  • Operating income for the first quarter 2019 was $16.5 million compared to operating income of $14.0 million in the prior year period.  The increase in operating income period over period is primarily attributable to the increase in sales volume.  Material inflationary pressures, as well as difficult labor markets, adversely impacted cost of revenues. Cost control and cost recovery initiatives, including pricing adjustments, reduced the impact of these cost pressures on gross profit. The first quarter of 2019 results include costs of approximately $1.4 million arising from wage increases in the North American wire harness business as a consequence of changes to the minimum wage laws in Mexico.

Global Seating Segment

First Quarter 2019 Results

  • Revenues for the Global Seating Segment in the first quarter 2019 were $104.1 million compared to $95.1 million in the prior year period, an increase of 9.4%, due to continued strength in the heavy- and medium-duty truck market in North America and the global construction equipment market. Foreign currency translation adversely impacted first quarter 2019 revenues by $2.9 million, or by 3.1% when compared to the prior year period.
  • Operating income for the first quarter 2019 was $8.3 million compared to operating income of $7.3 million in the prior year period.  The increase in operating income period over period is primarily attributable to the increase in sales volume.  Material inflationary pressures, as well as difficult labor markets, adversely affected cost of revenues. Cost control and cost recovery initiatives, including pricing adjustments, reduced the impact of these cost pressures on gross profit.

2019 End Market Outlook

Management estimates that 2019 North American Class 8 truck production will be in the range of 330,000 to 350,000 units and 2019 North American Class 5-7 truck production will be similar to 2018.  Although leveling off, construction equipment production is expected to remain at high levels in the construction markets we serve in Europe, North America and Asia.

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures referenced in this release is included as Appendix A to this release.

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss this press release is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. ET. To participate, dial (844) 743-2497 using conference code 5874827.

This call is being webcast by NASDAQ. The webcast, as well as a supplemental earnings presentation, can be accessed through the "Investors" section of Commercial Vehicle Group's Web site at www.cvgrp.com, where it will be archived for one year.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available for a period of two weeks following the call.  To access the replay, dial (855) 859-2056 using access code 5874827.

About Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.

Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (through its subsidiaries) is a leading supplier of electrical wire harnesses, seating systems, and a full range of other cab related products for the global commercial vehicle markets, including the medium- and heavy-duty truck, medium- and heavy-construction vehicle, military, bus, agriculture, specialty transportation, mining, industrial equipment and off-road recreational markets. Information about the Company and its products is available on the internet at www.cvgrp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These statements often include words such as "believe", "anticipate", "plan", "expect", "intend", "will", "should", "could", "would", "project", "continue", "likely", and similar expressions. In particular, this press release may contain forward-looking statements about Company expectations for future periods with respect to its plans to improve financial results and enhance the Company, the future of the Company's end markets, including Class 8 and Class 5-7 North America truck build rates and performance of the global construction equipment business, expected cost savings, the Company's initiatives to address customer needs, organic growth, the Company's plans to focus on certain segments and markets and the Company's financial position or other financial information. These statements are based on certain assumptions that the Company has made in light of its experience as well as its perspective on historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate under the circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results because of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: (i) general economic or business conditions affecting the markets in which the Company serves; (ii) the Company's ability to develop or successfully introduce new products; (iii) risks associated with conducting business in foreign countries and currencies; (iv) increased competition in the medium- and heavy-duty truck markets, construction, agriculture, aftermarket, military, bus and other markets; (v) the Company's failure to complete or successfully integrate strategic acquisitions; (vi) the Company's ability to recognize synergies from the reorganization of the segments; (vii) the Company's failure to successfully manage any divestitures; (viii) the impact of changes in governmental regulations on the Company's customers or on its business; (ix) the loss of business from a major customer, a collection of smaller customers or the discontinuation of particular commercial vehicle platforms; (x) the Company's ability to obtain future financing due to changes in the lending markets or its financial position; (xi) the Company's ability to comply with the financial covenants in its debt facilities; (xii) fluctuation in interest rates relating to the Company's debt facilities; (xiii) the Company's ability to realize the benefits of its cost reduction and strategic initiatives; (xiv) a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting which could, if not remediated, result in material misstatements in our financial statements; (xv) volatility and cyclicality in the commercial vehicle market adversely affecting us; (xvi) the geographic profile of our taxable income and changes in valuation of our deferred tax assets and liabilities impacting our effective tax rate; (xvii) changes to domestic manufacturing initiatives; and (xviii) implementation of tax or other changes, by the United States or other international jurisdictions, related to products manufactured in one or more jurisdictions where the Company does business; and (xix) various other risks as outlined under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ending December 31, 2018. There can be no assurance that statements made in this press release relating to future events will be achieved. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on behalf of the Company are expressly qualified in their entirety by such cautionary statements.

 

 

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)




Three Months Ended March 31,


2019


2018

Revenues

$

243,164



$

215,734


Cost of Revenues

208,604



184,912


Gross Profit

34,560



30,822


Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

15,199



15,214


Amortization Expense

321



332


Operating Income

19,040



15,276


Interest and Other Expense

4,396



1,750


Income Before Provision for Income Taxes

14,644



13,526


Provision for Income Taxes

3,514



3,673


Net Income

$

11,130



$

9,853






Earnings per Common Share:




Basic

$

0.36



$

0.33


Diluted

$

0.36



$

0.32


Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:




Basic

30,513



30,219


Diluted

30,694



30,574


 

 

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands)






March 31, 2019


December 31, 2018

ASSETS

Current Assets:




Cash

$

54,348



$

70,913


Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $5,262 and $5,139, respectively

159,016



134,624


Inventories

97,280



92,359


Other current assets

21,257



16,828


Total current assets

331,901



314,724


Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $146,931 and  $143,781, respectively

66,128



65,099


Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

19,793




Goodwill

7,587



7,576


Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $9,899 and $9,568, respectively

12,492



12,800


Deferred income taxes, net

12,923



15,348


Other assets

2,771



2,583


Total assets

$

453,595



$

418,130






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

96,305



$

86,645


Current operating lease liabilities

4,456




Accrued liabilities and other

35,697



36,969


Current portion of long-term debt

3,229



9,102


Total current liabilities

139,687



132,716


Long-term debt

155,572



154,656


Operating lease liabilities

16,538




Pension and other post-retirement benefits

12,489



12,065


Other long-term liabilities

2,658



3,655


Total liabilities

326,944



303,092


Stockholders' Equity:




Preferred stock, $0.01 par value (5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding)




Common stock, $0.01 par value (60,000,000 shares authorized; 30,512,843 shares issued and outstanding, as of March 2019 and December 2018, respectively)

318



318


Treasury stock, at cost: 1,334,251 shares, as of March 2019 and December 2018

(10,245)



(10,245)


Additional paid-in capital

243,768



243,007


Retained deficit

(59,513)



(70,571)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(47,677)



(47,471)


Total stockholders' equity

126,651



115,038


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

453,595



$

418,130


 

 

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

BUSINESS SEGMENT FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands)




Three Months Ended March 31,


Electrical Systems


Global Seating


Corporate / Other


Total


2019


2018


2019


2018


2019


2018


2019


2018

Revenues
















External Revenues

$

140,672



$

121,119



$

102,492



$

94,615



$



$



$

243,164



$

215,734


Intersegment Revenues

2,939



1,809



1,569



500



(4,508)



(2,309)






Total Revenues

$

143,611



$

122,928



$

104,061



$

95,115



$

(4,508)



$

(2,309)



$

243,164



$

215,734


Gross Profit

20,840



17,954



13,779



13,121



(59)



(253)



34,560



30,822


Amortization Expense

187



187



134



145







321



332


Selling, General & Administrative Expenses

4,149



3,774



5,337



5,650



5,713



5,790



15,199



15,214


Operating Income

$

16,504



$

13,993



$

8,308



$

7,326



$

(5,772)



$

(6,043)



$

19,040



$

15,276


 

 

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Appendix A: Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)




Trailing Twelve Months Ended
March 31,


2019


2018

Net Income

$

45,789



$

7,520


Interest

16,690



16,824


Provision for Income Taxes

8,837



19,659


Depreciation

14,032



13,916


Amortization

1,289



1,325


EBITDA

$

86,637



$

59,244







As of March 31,


2019


2018

Term Loan Debt per Balance Sheet

$

158,801



$

166,150


Plus: Original Issue Discount

2,281



2,891


Plus: Prepaid Financing

2,111



2,677


Gross Term Loan Debt

$

163,193



$

171,718


Revolving Credit Facility



7,500


Total Debt

$

163,193



$

179,218


Less: Cash

54,348



37,908


Net Debt

$

108,845



$

141,310


Divide by Trailing 12 Months EBITDA

$

86,637



$

59,244


Net Leverage

1.3x



2.4x














 

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

This earnings release contains financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). In general, the non-GAAP measures exclude items that (i) management believes reflect the Company's multi-year corporate activities; or (ii) relate to activities or actions that may have occurred over multiple or in prior periods without predictable trends. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to evaluate the Company's performance, engage in financial and operational planning and to determine incentive compensation.

Management provides these non-GAAP financial measures to investors as supplemental metrics to assist readers in assessing the effects of items and events on the Company's financial and operating results and in comparing the Company's performance to that of its competitors and to comparable reporting periods. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations to those financial statements set forth above should be carefully evaluated.

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