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EnerSys Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results

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READING, Pa., Aug. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EnerSys (NYSE: ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, announced today results for its first quarter of fiscal 2022, which ended on July 4, 2021.

First Quarter FY 22 Highlights


Key Results from Operations by Segments ($ in millions)

Q1 FY22

Q1 FY21

% Change

Energy Systems

Net Sales

$

371.2

$

353.4

5.0

%

Operating Earnings

7.1

22.0

(67.8

)

Adjusted Operating Earnings *

13.1

28.1

(53.6

)

Motive Power

Net Sales

336.1

262.8

27.9

Operating Earnings

50.6

27.3

85.6

Adjusted Operating Earnings *

50.6

27.3

85.6

Specialty

Net Sales

107.6

88.7

21.3

Operating Earnings

11.0

5.3

109.5

Adjusted Operating Earnings *

11.4

5.8

98.7

* This is a non-GAAP financial measure. See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for more information.

Message from the CEO

We delivered a solid Q1, with extremely strong demand for our products and services throughout each of our business segments. Revenue was up 16% vs last year, but perhaps more importantly, up more than 4% from two years ago, with quarterly backlog growth of $157M. Like many industrial companies, we are facing supply chain challenges that are restraining revenue and earnings growth, especially in our first half of F22. While we are being cautious due to the fluidity of lingering COVID impacts, we remain optimistic that consistently robust orders, a strong backlog, recent pricing actions and a steadily improving supply chain will sequentially benefit our second half. We expect our adjusted diluted earnings per share to be between $1.03 and $1.13 in our second fiscal quarter with sequential impacts from the acceleration of investment in our new EV fast charging program along with our global annual wage increases moving from April 1 to July 1.

David M. Shaffer, President and Chief Executive Officer, EnerSys

Net earnings attributable to EnerSys stockholders (“Net earnings”) for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 was $43.9 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, which included an unfavorable highlighted net of tax impact of $10.5 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, from highlighted items described in further detail in the tables shown below, reconciling non-GAAP adjusted financial measures to reported amounts.

Net earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 was $35.2 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, which included an unfavorable highlighted net of tax impact of $4.2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share from highlighted items described in further detail in the tables shown below, reconciling non-GAAP adjusted financial measures to reported amounts.

Excluding these highlighted items, adjusted Net earnings per diluted share for the first quarter of fiscal 2022, on a non-GAAP basis, were $1.25, which met the guidance of $1.15 to $1.25 per diluted share for the first quarter given by the Company on May 26, 2021. These earnings compare to the prior year first quarter adjusted Net earnings of $0.92 per diluted share. Please refer to the section included herein under the heading “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a discussion of the Company’s use of non-GAAP adjusted financial information, which includes tables reconciling GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted financial measures for the quarters ended July 4, 2021 and July 5, 2020.

Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 were $814.9 million, an increase of 15.6% from the prior year first quarter net sales of $704.9 million and increased 0.2% sequentially from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 net sales of $813.5 million. The increase from the prior year quarter was the result of a 12% increase in organic volume resulting from the easing of the pandemic and a 4% increase in foreign currency translation impact.

The Company’s operating results for its business segments for the first quarters of fiscal 2022 and 2021 are as follows:

Quarter ended

($ millions)

July 4, 2021

Energy Systems

Motive Power

Specialty

Total

Net Sales

$

371.2

$

336.1

$

107.6

$

814.9

Operating Earnings

$

6.6

$

42.1

$

12.2

$

60.9

Restructuring and other exit charges

0.5

8.5

(1.2

)

7.8

Amortization of identified intangible assets from
recent acquisitions

6.0

0.4

6.4

Adjusted Operating Earnings

$

13.1

$

50.6

$

11.4

$

75.1


Quarter ended

($ millions)

July 5, 2020

Energy Systems

Motive Power

Specialty

Total

Net Sales

$

353.4

$

262.8

$

88.7

$

704.9

Operating Earnings

$

21.5

$

26.5

$

5.2

$

53.2

Restructuring and other exit charges

0.5

0.8

0.1

1.4

Amortization of identified intangible assets from
recent acquisitions

6.0

0.4

6.4

Acquisition activity expense

0.1

0.1

0.2

Adjusted Operating Earnings

$

28.1

$

27.3

$

5.8

$

61.2

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, ("GAAP"). EnerSys' management uses the non-GAAP measures “adjusted Net earnings” and “adjusted operating earnings” as applicable, in their analysis of the Company's performance. This measure, as used by EnerSys in past quarters and years, adjusts operating earnings and Net earnings determined in accordance with GAAP to reflect changes in financial results associated with the Company's restructuring initiatives and other highlighted charges and income items. Management believes the presentation of these financial measures reflecting these non-GAAP adjustments provides important supplemental information in evaluating the operating results of the Company as distinct from results that include items that are not indicative of ongoing operating results and overall business performance; in particular, those charges that the Company incurs as a result of restructuring activities, impairment of goodwill and indefinite-lived intangibles and other assets, acquisition activities and those charges and credits that are not directly related to operating unit performance, such as significant legal proceedings, amortization of Alpha and NorthStar related intangible assets and tax valuation allowance changes, including those related to the AHV Financing in Switzerland. Because these charges are not incurred as a result of ongoing operations, or are incurred as a result of a potential or previous acquisition, they are not as helpful a measure of the performance of our underlying business, particularly in light of their unpredictable nature and are difficult to forecast. Although we exclude the amortization of purchased intangibles from these non-GAAP measures, management believes that it is important for investors to understand that such intangible assets were recorded as part of purchase accounting and contribute to revenue generation.

Income tax effects of non-GAAP adjustments are calculated using the applicable statutory tax rate for the jurisdictions in which the charges (benefits) are incurred, while taking into consideration any valuation allowances. For those items which are non-taxable, the tax expense (benefit) is calculated at 0%.

These non-GAAP disclosures have limitations as an analytical tool, should not be viewed as a substitute for operating earnings or Net earnings determined in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's results as reported under GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies. Management believes that this non-GAAP supplemental information will be helpful in understanding the Company's ongoing operating results. This supplemental presentation should not be construed as an inference that the Company's future results will be unaffected by similar adjustments to Net earnings determined in accordance with GAAP.

A reconciliation of non-GAAP adjusted operating earnings is set forth in the table above, providing a reconciliation of non-GAAP adjusted operating earnings to the Company’s reported operating results for its business segments. Included below is a reconciliation of non-GAAP adjusted Net earnings to reported amounts. Non-GAAP adjusted operating earnings and Net earnings are calculated excluding restructuring and other highlighted charges and credits. The following tables provide additional information regarding certain non-GAAP measures:

Quarter ended

(in millions, except share and per share amounts)

July 4, 2021

July 5, 2020

Net Earnings reconciliation

As reported Net Earnings

$

43.9

$

35.2

Non-GAAP adjustments:

Restructuring and other exit charges

7.8

(1

)

1.4

(1

)

Amortization of identified intangible assets from recent acquisitions

6.4

(2

)

6.4

(2

)

Acquisition activity expense

0.2

(3

)

Income tax effect of above non-GAAP adjustments

(3.7

)

(1.9

)

Swiss Tax Reform

$

$

(1.9

)

Non-GAAP adjusted Net Earnings

$

54.4

$

39.4

Outstanding shares used in per share calculations

Basic

42,700,329

42,385,888

Diluted

43,537,344

42,932,054

Non-GAAP adjusted Net Earnings per share:

Basic

$

1.28

$

0.93

Diluted

$

1.25

$

0.92

Reported Net Earnings (Loss) per share:

Basic

$

1.03

$

0.83

Diluted

$

1.01

$

0.82

Dividends per common share

$

0.175

$

0.175

The following table provides the line of business allocation of the non-GAAP adjustments shown in the reconciliation above:

Quarter ended

($ millions)

July 4, 2021

July 5, 2020

Pre-tax

Pre-tax

(1) Restructuring and other exit charges - Energy Systems

0.5

0.5

(1) Restructuring and other exit charges - Motive Power

8.5

0.8

(1) Restructuring and other exit charges - Specialty

(1.2

)

0.1

(2) Amortization of identified intangible assets from recent acquisitions - Energy Systems

6.0

6.0

(2) Amortization of identified intangible assets from recent acquisitions - Specialty

0.4

0.4

(3) Acquisition activity expense - Energy Systems

0.1

(3) Acquisition activity expense - Specialty

0.1

Total Non-GAAP adjustments

$

14.2

$

8.0

Summary of Earnings (Unaudited)
(In millions, except share and per share data)

Quarter ended

July 4, 2021

July 5, 2020

Net sales

$

814.9

$

704.9

Gross profit

193.2

175.0

Operating expenses

124.5

120.4

Restructuring and other exit charges

7.8

1.4

Operating earnings

60.9

53.2

Earnings before income taxes

52.3

41.6

Income tax expense

8.4

6.4

Net earnings attributable to EnerSys stockholders

$

43.9

$

35.2

Net reported earnings per common share attributable to EnerSys
stockholders:

Basic

$

1.03

$

0.83

Diluted

$

1.01

$

0.82

Dividends per common share

$

0.175

$

0.175

Weighted-average number of common shares used in reported earnings per
share calculations:

Basic

42,700,329

42,385,888

Diluted

43,537,344

42,932,054


ENERSYS
Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Data)

July 4, 2021

March 31, 2021

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

406,233

$

451,808

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts: July 4, 2021 -
$12,607; March 31, 2021 - $12,992

580,961

603,581

Inventories, net

563,914

518,247

Prepaid and other current assets

148,692

117,681

Total current assets

1,699,800

1,691,317

Property, plant, and equipment, net

499,185

497,056

Goodwill

712,877

705,593

Other intangible assets, net

423,594

430,898

Deferred taxes

65,940

65,212

Other assets

71,049

72,721

Total assets

$

3,472,445

$

3,462,797

Liabilities and Equity

Current liabilities:

Short-term debt

$

40,260

$

34,153

Accounts payable

293,377

323,876

Accrued expenses

271,106

318,959

Total current liabilities

604,743

676,988

Long-term debt, net of unamortized debt issuance costs

1,020,416

969,618

Deferred taxes

77,384

76,412

Other liabilities

202,476

196,203

Total liabilities

1,905,019

1,919,221

Commitments and contingencies

Equity:

Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued
or outstanding at July 4, 2021 and at March 31, 2021

Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share, 135,000,000 shares authorized,
55,614,974 shares issued and 42,511,136 shares outstanding at July 4, 2021;
55,552,810 shares issued and 42,753,020 shares outstanding at March 31, 2021

556

555

Additional paid-in capital

553,627

554,168

Treasury stock at cost, 13,103,838 shares held as of July 4, 2021 and 12,799,790
shares held as of March 31, 2021

(594,823

)

(563,481

)

Retained earnings

1,706,072

1,669,751

Contra equity - indemnification receivable

(5,355

)

(5,355

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(96,474

)

(115,883

)

Total EnerSys stockholders’ equity

1,563,603

1,539,755

Nonredeemable noncontrolling interests

3,823

3,821

Total equity

1,567,426

1,543,576

Total liabilities and equity

$

3,472,445

$

3,462,797


ENERSYS
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(In Thousands)

Quarter ended

July 4, 2021

July 5, 2020

Cash flows from operating activities

Net earnings

$

43,929

$

35,183

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

Depreciation and amortization

24,433

23,657

Write-off of assets relating to exit activities

2,141

471

Derivatives not designated in hedging relationships:

Net losses (gains)

6

(262

)

Cash (settlements) proceeds

(14

)

467

Provision for doubtful accounts

1,039

96

Deferred income taxes

145

(54

)

Non-cash interest expense

518

518

Stock-based compensation

3,659

5,053

Gain on disposal of property, plant, and equipment

4

73

Changes in assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

24,834

92,752

Inventories

(46,307

)

14,852

Prepaid and other current assets

(15,595

)

2,672

Other assets

344

718

Accounts payable

(36,746

)

(40,609

)

Accrued expenses

(50,314

)

(18,571

)

Other liabilities

(219

)

(452

)

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

(48,143

)

116,564

Cash flows from investing activities

Capital expenditures

(16,435

)

(26,330

)

Proceeds from disposal of facility

3,268

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant, and equipment

49

50

Net cash used in investing activities

(13,118

)

(26,280

)

Cash flows from financing activities

Net borrowings (repayments) on short-term debt

5,512

(987

)

Proceeds from 2017 Revolver borrowings

65,700

35,000

Repayments of 2017 Revolver borrowings

(5,700

)

(55,000

)

Repayments of 2017 Term Loan

(11,447

)

(8,402

)

Option proceeds, net

386

479

Payment of taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards

(4,803

)

(3,135

)

Purchase of treasury stock

(31,512

)

Dividends paid to stockholders

(7,435

)

(7,428

)

Other

214

11

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

10,915

(39,462

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

4,771

6,578

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

(45,575

)

57,400

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

451,808

326,979

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

406,233

$

384,379


EnerSys also announced that it will host a conference call to discuss the Company's first quarter fiscal 2022 financial results and provide an overview of the business. The call will conclude with a question and answer session.

The call, scheduled for Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time, will be hosted by David M. Shaffer, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Michael J. Schmidtlein, Chief Financial Officer.

The call will also be webcast on EnerSys' website. There will be a free download of a compatible media player on the Company’s website at http://www.enersys.com.

The conference call information is:

Date:

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Time:

9:00 a.m. Eastern Time

Via Internet:

http://www.enersys.com

Domestic Dial-In Number:

877-359-9508

International Dial-In Number:

224-357-2393

Passcode:

4759148

A replay of the conference call will be available from 12:00 a.m. on August 12, 2021 through 12:00 a.m. on September 11, 2021.

The replay information is:

Via Internet:

http://www.enersys.com

Domestic Replay Number:

855-859-2056

International Replay Number:

404-537-3406

Passcode:

4759148

For more information, contact Michael J. Schmidtlein, Chief Financial Officer, EnerSys, P.O. Box 14145, Reading, PA 19612-4145, USA. Tel: 610-236-4040 or by emailing investorrelations@enersys.com; Website: www.enersys.com.

EDITOR'S NOTE: EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes energy systems solutions and motive power batteries, specialty batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Energy Systems, which combine enclosures, power conversion, power distribution and energy storage, are used in the telecommunication, broadband and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other industrial electric powered vehicles. Specialty batteries are used in aerospace and defense applications, large over-the-road trucks, premium automotive, medical and security systems applications. EnerSys also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. With the NorthStar acquisition, EnerSys has solidified its position as the market leader for premium Thin Plate Pure Lead batteries which are sold across all three lines of business.

More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, and oral statements made regarding the subjects of this release, contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, or the Reform Act, which may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding EnerSys’ earnings estimates, intention to pay quarterly cash dividends, return capital to stockholders, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements identified by words such as “believe,” “plan,” “seek,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “will,” and similar expressions. All statements addressing operating performance, events, or developments that EnerSys expects or anticipates will occur in the future, including statements relating to sales growth, earnings or earnings per share growth, order intake, backlog, payment of future cash dividends, commodity prices, execution of its stock buy back program, judicial or regulatory proceedings, and market share, as well as statements expressing optimism or pessimism about future operating results or benefits from its cash dividend, its stock buy back programs, future responses to and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Reform Act. The forward-looking statements are based on management's current views and assumptions regarding future events and operating performance, and are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies and changes in circumstances, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by EnerSys on its website or otherwise. EnerSys does not undertake any obligation to update or revise these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

Although EnerSys does not make forward-looking statements unless it believes it has a reasonable basis for doing so, EnerSys cannot guarantee their accuracy. The foregoing factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements. For a list of other factors which could affect EnerSys’ results, including earnings estimates, see EnerSys’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, “Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” including “Forward-Looking Statements,” set forth in EnerSys’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021. No undue reliance should be placed on any forward-looking statements.