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Commercial Vehicle Group Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results

Continued sales momentum and investing in growth initiatives

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (the "Company" or "CVG") (CVGI) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.


Second Quarter

($ in millions except EPS)

2019


2018

Revenues

$243.2


$233.4

Operating Income

$17.2


$20.9

Net Income

$7.2


$13.2

Basic EPS

$0.23


$0.44

Diluted EPS

$0.23


$0.43







Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (PRNewsfoto/Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.)

"Ongoing momentum in the North American heavy- and medium-duty truck markets drove sales growth of 4% during the quarter. We continue to make strategic investments in the business, including manufacturing capacity expansion in our Electrical Systems segment and in corporate development activities associated with the recent strategic reorganization of the business. These investments, coupled with headwinds, resulted in a decrease in operating income compared to the prior year period. Accordingly, we have identified and are implementing a number of cost control and recovery actions to mitigate the impact going forward," commented Patrick Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We believe full year 2019 revenues will be slightly higher than 2018 levels, barring any unexpected market shocks. Additionally, the actions taken to enhance operational efficiencies, coupled with our strategic investments in the business should position CVG for longer term success and growth."

"The headwinds we encountered in the second quarter resulted in a 190 basis point reduction in operating income margin, which was 7.1% for the quarter.  Material and labor inflation, and more specifically a new statutorily higher minimum wage in our Mexico wire harness operations, continue to affect results.  Additionally, a supplier filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection during the quarter, driving our material costs up and creating manufacturing inefficiencies in one of our facilities. We have taken a number of actions to address these challenges and expect the impact on our results to moderate in the second half of the year," stated Tim Trenary, Chief Financial Officer. "As regards the Company's balance sheet, we completed in the second quarter the voluntary lump sum settlement of $7.8 million in pension liabilities for a portion of term vested participants, reducing the future financial risk of our pension plan. Following the transaction, our U.S. pension plan is essentially fully funded and we have transitioned the asset allocation for the plan to more closely match our liabilities. Net leverage at June 30, 2019 was 1.3 times trailing EBITDA and liquidity was almost $124 million.  There were no borrowings on our asset-based revolver in the quarter."

Consolidated Results

Second Quarter 2019 Results

  • Second quarter 2019 revenues were $243.2 million compared to $233.4 million in the prior year period, an increase of 4.2%. The increase in revenues period-over-period reflects higher heavy- and medium-duty truck production in North America partially offset by a production decrease in the Asia Pacific construction equipment market. Foreign currency translation adversely impacted second quarter 2019 revenues by $3.5 million, or by 1.5% when compared to the prior year period.

  • Operating income for the second quarter 2019 was $17.2 million compared to $20.9 million in the prior year period. The decrease in operating income was due primarily to inflationary pressure on material and labor costs, and an increase in selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses. Cost control and cost recovery actions reduced the impact on gross profit of these cost pressures. A new statutorily higher minimum wage in Mexico affecting the region encompassing our wire harness facility in Agua Prieta, Mexico (the "Border Minimum Wage"), a troubled supplier and costs associated with establishing additional manufacturing capacity adversely impacted results in the second quarter of 2019 by approximately $2.9 million, a 120 basis point burden on gross profit margin. Regarding SG&A expenses, costs associated with the strategic reorganization of the Company to, among other things, develop a platform from which to pursue business and corporate development activities gave rise to an approximate $1.0 million increase in costs in the quarter compared to the prior year period.

  • Interest and other expense was $7.5 million and $3.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively. The increase reflects the impact of marking-to-market the interest rate swap agreements, which resulted in a $1.1 million non-cash charge in the three months ended June 30, 2019 and a $0.5 million gain in the prior year period. In addition, the second quarter results include a $2.5 million non-cash charge associated with the early payout of benefits to employees with deferred vested balances in the U.S. defined benefit pension plan.

  • Net income was $7.2 million for the second quarter 2019, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to net income of $13.2 million in the prior year period, or $0.43 per diluted share.

At June 30, 2019, the Company had liquidity of $123.9 million: $60.5 million of cash and $63.4 million of availability from our asset-based revolver.  There were no borrowings on our asset-based revolver at June 30, 2019.

Segment Results

Electrical Systems Segment

Second Quarter 2019 Results

  • Revenues for the Electrical Systems Segment in the second quarter 2019 were $141.9 million compared to $134.6 million for the prior year period, an increase of 5.5% primarily resulting from higher North American heavy- and medium-duty truck production. Foreign currency translation adversely impacted second quarter 2019 revenue by $1.1 million, or by 0.8% when compared to the prior year period.

  • Operating income for the second quarter 2019 was $15.3 million compared to operating income of $17.4 million in the prior year period. The decrease in operating income period over period is primarily attributable to the Border Minimum Wage, a troubled supplier and costs associated with establishing additional manufacturing capacity. The impact of the Border Minimum Wage on the second quarter of 2019 was approximately $0.7 million. A number of actions, including price adjustments on certain products, are underway to reduce the impact of the law. In the second quarter of 2019, a supplier of fabricated metal components sought relief pursuant to Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. This troubled supplier adversely impacted costs, including purchased component costs and contributed to manufacturing inefficiencies in one of our facilities in the second quarter of 2019 by approximately $1.2 million. Costs associated with the installation of additional manufacturing capacity in our global wire harness and North American trim businesses adversely impacted second quarter results by approximately $1.0 million. SG&A expenses, notwithstanding the increase in sales, were largely unchanged compared to the prior year, reflecting a focus on cost discipline.

Global Seating Segment

Second Quarter 2019 Results

  • Revenues for the Global Seating Segment in the second quarter 2019 were $105.3 million compared to $102.2 million in the prior year period, an increase of 3.0% due to continued strength in the heavy- and medium-duty truck market in North America, partially offset by a softening in Asia Pacific construction equipment market. Foreign currency translation adversely impacted second quarter 2019 revenues by $2.4 million, or by 2.4% when compared to the prior year period.

  • Operating income for the second quarter 2019 was $9.4 million compared to operating income of $8.8 million in the prior year period. The increase in operating income period-over-period is primarily attributable to the increase in sales partially offset by material and labor inflationary pressures. SG&A expenses decreased, notwithstanding the increase in sales, by $0.4 million compared to the prior year period, reflecting a focus on cost discipline.

2019 End Market Outlook

Management estimates that 2019 North American Class 8 truck production will be in the range of 345,000 to 355,000 units and 2019 North American Class 5-7 truck production will be similar to 2018. The construction markets we serve reflect continued strength in North America, signs of moderation in Europe, and softening in Asia Pacific.

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 Friday, August 9, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. ET. To participate, dial (844) 743-2497 using conference code 9970124.

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 9970124.

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 and address rising labor and material costs; (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.

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COMMERCIAL VEHICLE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Revenues

$

243,190



$

233,391



$

486,354



$

449,126


Cost of Revenues

209,407



197,806



418,011



382,718


Gross Profit

33,783



35,585



68,343



66,408


Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

16,248



14,349



31,446



29,564


Amortization Expense

322



327



643



659


Operating Income

17,213



20,909



36,254



36,185


Interest and Other Expense

7,490



3,213



11,887



4,963


Income Before Provision for Income Taxes

9,723



17,696



24,367



31,222


Provision for Income Taxes

2,546



4,501



6,060



8,174


Net Income

$

7,177



$

13,195



$

18,307



$

23,048










Earnings per Common Share:








Basic

$

0.23



$

0.44



$

0.60



$

0.76


Diluted

$

0.23



$

0.43



$

0.60



$

0.75


Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:








Basic

30,547



30,219



30,530



30,219


Diluted

30,824



30,513



30,731



30,543


 

 

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



June 30, 2019


December 31, 2018

Assets

Current Assets:




Cash

$

60,521



$

70,913


Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $5,295 and $5,139,
respectively

157,882



134,624


Inventories

92,913



92,359


Other current assets

22,370



16,828


Total current assets

333,686



314,724


Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of
$149,528 and  $143,781, respectively

70,658



65,099


Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

22,097




Goodwill

7,624



7,576


Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $10,242 and $9,568,
respectively

12,188



12,800


Deferred income taxes, net

11,751



15,348


Other assets

2,322



2,583


Total assets

$

460,326



$

418,130


Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current Liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

93,320



$

86,645


Current operating lease liabilities

4,851




Accrued liabilities and other

34,936



36,969


Current portion of long-term debt

3,238



9,102


Total current liabilities

136,345



132,716


Long-term debt

154,758



154,656


Operating lease liabilities

18,567




Pension and other post-retirement benefits

11,812



12,065


Other long-term liabilities

2,342



3,655


Total liabilities

323,824



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;
30,581,274 and 30,512,843 shares issued and outstanding, respectively)

319



318


Treasury stock, at cost: 1,334,251 shares

(10,245)



(10,245)


Additional paid-in capital

244,486



243,007


Retained deficit

(52,336)



(70,571)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(45,722)



(47,471)


Total stockholders' equity

136,502



115,038


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

460,326



$

418,130



 

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
BUSINESS SEGMENT FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands)



Three Months Ended June 30, 2018


Electrical Systems


Global Seating


Corporate / Other


Total


2019


2018


2019


2018


2019


2018


2019


2018

Revenues
















External Revenues

$

139,089



$

132,311



$

104,101



$

101,080



$



$



$

243,190



$

233,391


Intersegment Revenues

2,858



2,250



1,175



1,092



(4,033)



(3,342)






Total Revenues

$

141,947



$

134,561



$

105,276



$

102,172



$

(4,033)



$

(3,342)



$

243,190



$

233,391


Gross Profit

19,145



21,340



14,686



14,488



(48)



(243)



33,783



35,585


Amortization Expense

186



186



136



141







322



327


Selling, General & Administrative Expenses

3,676



3,760



5,177



5,528



7,395



5,061



16,248



14,349


Operating Income

$

15,283



$

17,394



$

9,373



$

8,819



$

(7,443)



$

(5,304)



$

17,213



$

20,909





Six Months Ended June 30,


Electrical Systems


Global Seating


Corporate / Other


Total


2019


2018


2019


2018


2019


2018


2019


2018

Revenues
















External Revenues

$

279,761



$

253,430



$

206,593



$

195,696



$



$



$

486,354



$

449,126


Intersegment Revenues

5,797



4,059



2,744



1,592



(8,541)



(5,651)






Total Revenues

$

285,558



$

257,489



$

209,337



$

197,288



$

(8,541)



$

(5,651)



$

486,354



$

449,126


Gross Profit

39,985



39,294



28,466



27,609



(108)



(495)



68,343



66,408


Amortization Expense

373



373



270



286







643



659


Selling, General & Administrative Expenses

7,825



7,533



10,515



11,178



13,106



10,853



31,446



29,564


Operating Income

$

31,787



$

31,388



$

17,681



$

16,145



$

(13,214)



$

(11,348)



$

36,254



$

36,185


 

 

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 June 30,


2019


2018

Net Income

$

39,771



$

20,583


Interest

18,087



16,824


Provision for Income Taxes

6,882



23,463


Depreciation

13,445



14,022


Amortization

1,284



1,321


EBITDA

$

79,469



$

76,213







As of June 30,


2019


2018

Term Loan Debt per Balance Sheet

$

157,996



$

165,353


Plus: Original Issue Discount

2,131



2,738


Plus: Prepaid Financing

1,973



2,534


Total Debt

$

162,100



$

170,625


Less: Cash

60,521



44,674


Net Debt

$

101,579



$

125,951


Divide by Trailing 12 Months EBITDA

$

79,469



$

76,213


Net Leverage

1.3



1.7


 

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.

Cision

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