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Griffon Corporation Announces Annual and Fourth Quarter Results

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Griffon Corporation (“Griffon” or the “Company”) (GFF) today reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2019.

For the full year 2019, revenue totaled $2.21 billion, increasing 12% from the prior year revenue of $1.98 billion. Organic growth in 2019 was 5%.

For the full year 2019, Income from continuing operations totaled $45.6 million, or $1.06 per share, compared to $33.3 million, or $0.78 per share, in the prior year. Current year results included a benefit from the reversal of contingent consideration related to the Kelkay acquisition of $1.6 million ($1.3 million, net of tax, or $0.03 per share) and discrete and certain other tax provisions, net, that affect comparability of $2.0 million or $0.05 per share. Prior year results included acquisition costs of $7.6 million ($5.0 million, net of tax, or $0.12 per share), special dividend ESOP charges of $3.2 million ($2.1 million, net tax, or $0.05), secondary equity offering costs of $1.2 million ($0.8 million, net tax, or $0.02), cost of life insurance benefit of $2.6 million ($0.2 million, net tax, or $0.01); and discrete and certain other tax benefits, net, that affect comparability of $9.4 million or $0.22 per share. Excluding these items, current year adjusted income from continuing operations was $46.3 million, or $1.08 per share compared to $32.1 million, or $0.76 per share, in the prior year, a 42% increase.

For the full year 2019, Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations totaled $200 million, increasing 19% from the prior year of $168 million. Unallocated amounts (primarily corporate overhead) in 2019 and 2018 were $46 million and $45 million, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA excluding unallocated amounts totaled $246 million in 2019, increasing 15% from the prior year of $213 million. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income excluding interest income and expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, restructuring charges, loss on debt extinguishment and acquisition related expenses, as well as other items that may affect comparability, as applicable (“Adjusted EBITDA”, a non-GAAP measure).

Fourth quarter revenue from continuing operations of $574 million increased 5% compared to the prior year quarter revenue of $546 million. All growth in the quarter was organic.

Fourth quarter Income from continuing operations totaled $16.3 million, or $0.37 per share, compared to $1.0 million, or $0.02 per share, in the prior year quarter. Current year results included a benefit from the reversal of contingent consideration related to the Kelkay acquisition of $1.6 million ($1.3 million, net of tax, or $0.03 per share) and discrete and certain other tax provisions, net, that affect comparability of $2.3 million or $0.05 per share. Prior year quarter results included discrete and certain other tax provisions, net, that affect comparability of $14.7 million or $0.35 per share. Excluding these items, current year Adjusted income from continuing operations was $17.3 million, or $0.40 per share compared to $15.7 million, or $0.38 per share, in the prior year quarter, a 5% increase.

Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations totaled $59 million, increasing 8% from the prior year quarter of $55 million. Unallocated amounts (primarily corporate overhead) in 2019 and 2018 were $12 million and $13 million, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA excluding unallocated amounts totaled $71 million in 2019, increasing 5% from the prior year of $67 million.

Ronald J. Kramer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased with our results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full-year 2019 highlighted by strong organic growth and excellent progress on our acquisition integration activities driving increased margin and free cash flow. Our team continues to work hard to identify growth opportunities, while focusing on the optimization of our businesses to enhance returns to shareholders. This is underscored by the AMES' next generation business platform investments that we announced today. This multiyear project will improve our manufacturing and distribution efficiency, strengthen our customer relationships and provide enhanced analytics. In addition to the growth, efficiency and competitive benefits, this initiative is intended to further expand our operating margin and free cash flow. We look forward to building on our success in the years ahead."

Segment Operating Results

Home & Building Products

Home & Building Products ("HBP") revenue in 2019 totaled $1.87 billion, increasing 13% from the prior year, with 8% due to Clopay Corporation's ("Clopay") acquisition of CornellCookson. Both The AMES Companies, Inc. ("AMES") and Clopay generated increased revenue from favorable mix and pricing of 4% and volume of 3%, partially offset by a 1% unfavorable impact due to foreign exchange. Organic growth was 6%. 2019 CornellCookson revenue was $203 million.

HBP Adjusted EBITDA for 2019 was $211 million, increasing 19% compared to the prior year, primarily driven by the increased revenue as noted above, partially offset by increased material and tariff costs at both AMES and Clopay and an unfavorable impact due to foreign exchange. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 11.2% in 2019 compared to 10.7% in the prior year.

HBP revenue in the current quarter totaling $465 million increased 5% from the prior year quarter, driven both by AMES and Clopay revenue increases from favorable mix and pricing of 4% and volume of 2%, partially offset by a 1% unfavorable impact due to foreign exchange. Organic growth was 5%.

HBP Adjusted EBITDA in the current quarter was $52 million, increasing 9% from the prior year quarter due to the benefit of increased revenue, partially offset by increased material and tariff costs at both AMES and Clopay. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 11.3% in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to 10.8% in the prior year quarter.

AMES Strategic Initiative

Griffon is developing a next-generation business platform for The AMES Companies and its ClosetMaid business (collectively "AMES") to enhance the growth, efficiency, and competitiveness of its U.S. operations.

This initiative includes three key development areas. First, multiple independent information systems will be unified into a single data and analytics platform which will serve the whole AMES U.S. enterprise. Second, certain AMES U.S. operations will be consolidated to optimize facilities footprint and talent. Third, strategic investments in automation and facilities expansion will be made to increase the efficiency of our manufacturing and fulfillment operations, and support e-commerce growth.

The roll-out of the new business platform will occur over approximately a three-year period, with completion expected by the end of calendar 2022. When fully implemented, these actions will result in an annual cash savings of $15 to $20 million, and a $20 to $25 million reduction in inventory at current operating levels.

The cost to implement this new business platform, over the three-year duration of the project, will include approximately $35 million of one-time charges and approximately $40 million in capital investments. The one-time charges are comprised of $16 million of cash charges, which includes $12 million of personnel-related costs such as training, severance, and duplicate personnel costs as well as $4 million of facility and lease exit costs. The remaining $19 million of charges are non-cash and are primarily related to asset write-downs.

In addition to the growth, efficiency and competitive benefits, this initiative is intended to increase our operating margin and free cash flow.

Defense Electronics

Defense Electronics revenue in 2019 totaled $335 million, increasing 3% from 2018, primarily due to increased volume of ground and airborne maritime surveillance radars, partially offset by Multi-Mode airborne maritime surveillance systems.

Defense Electronics Adjusted EBITDA for 2019 was $35 million, decreasing 3% from 2018, primarily due to unfavorable mix and efficiencies associated with Multi-Mode maritime surveillance systems, partially offset by reduced operating expenses. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 10.5% in 2019 compared to 11.1% in the prior year.

Defense Electronics revenue in the current quarter totaled $109 million, increasing 8% from the prior year quarter, due to increased volume of ground and airborne maritime surveillance radars, partially offset by Multi-Mode airborne maritime surveillance systems.

Defense Electronics Adjusted EBITDA in the current quarter was $18 million, decreasing 5% from the prior year quarter, primarily due to unfavorable mix and efficiencies associated with Multi-Mode maritime surveillance systems, as well as increased research and development costs. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 16.5% in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to 18.9% in the prior year quarter.

Contract backlog was $389 million at September 30, 2019, compared to $374 million at September 30, 2018, restated for the adoption of revenue recognition guidance effective October 1, 2018, with 72% expected to be fulfilled in the next 12 months. During the year, Defense Electronics was awarded several new contracts and received incremental funding on existing contracts approximating $350 million, which translates into a book to bill ratio of 1.05.

Taxes

The Company reported pretax income from continuing operations for the years ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 and recognized a tax provision of 36.8% compared to 1.6%, respectively. The 2019 and 2018 tax rates included $2.0 million and $(9.4) million, respectively, of net discrete tax provisions (benefits) primarily from tax reform adoption and certain other items that affect comparability. Excluding these items, the effective tax rates for the years ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 were 34.3% and 33.8%, respectively.

Balance Sheet and Capital Expenditures

At September 30, 2019, the Company had cash and equivalents of $72 million and total debt outstanding of $1.1 billion, resulting in a net debt position of $1.0 billion. $279 million was available for borrowing under the revolving credit facility subject to certain loan covenants. Capital expenditures were $45 million for the year ended September 30, 2019.

Share Repurchases

In each of August 2016 and August 2018, Griffon’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $50 million of Griffon’s outstanding common stock. Under these programs, the Company may purchase shares in the open market, including pursuant to a 10b5-1 plan, or in privately negotiated transactions. During 2019, Griffon purchased an aggregate of 37,500 shares of common stock for a total of $0.4 million or $9.92 per share; there were no repurchases during the fourth quarter. At September 30, 2019, $58.0 million remained under existing Board authorizations.

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold a conference call today, November 13, 2019, at 4:30 PM ET.

The call can be accessed by dialing 1-877-407-0792 (U.S. participants) or 1-201-689-8263 (International participants). Callers should ask to be connected to the Griffon Corporation teleconference or provide conference ID number 13695673. Participants are encouraged to dial-in at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.

A replay of the call will be available starting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM ET by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (U.S.) or 1-412-317-6671 (International), and entering the conference ID number: 13695673. The replay will be available through Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.

Forward-looking Statements

“Safe Harbor” Statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: All statements related to, among other things, income (loss), earnings, cash flows, revenue, changes in operations, operating improvements, industries in which Griffon operates and the United States and global economies that are not historical are hereby identified as “forward-looking statements” and may be indicated by words or phrases such as “anticipates,” “supports,” “plans,” “projects,” “expects,” “believes,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “hope,” “forecast,” “management is of the opinion,” “may,” “will,” “estimates,” “intends,” “explores,” “opportunities,” the negative of these expressions, use of the future tense and similar words or phrases. Such forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: current economic conditions and uncertainties in the housing, credit and capital markets; Griffon's ability to achieve expected savings from cost control, restructuring, integration and disposal initiatives; the ability to identify and successfully consummate, and integrate, value-adding acquisition opportunities; increasing competition and pricing pressures in the markets served by Griffon’s operating companies; the ability of Griffon’s operating companies to expand into new geographic and product markets, and to anticipate and meet customer demands for new products and product enhancements and innovations; reduced military spending by the government on projects for which Griffon's Telephonics Corporation supplies products, including as a result of defense budget cuts or other government actions; the ability of the federal government to fund and conduct its operations; increases in the cost or lack of availability of raw materials such as resin, wood and steel, components or purchased finished goods, including the impact from tariffs; changes in customer demand or loss of a material customer at one of Griffon's operating companies; the potential impact of seasonal variations and uncertain weather patterns on certain of Griffon’s businesses; political events that could impact the worldwide economy; a downgrade in Griffon’s credit ratings; changes in international economic conditions including interest rate and currency exchange fluctuations; the reliance by certain of Griffon’s businesses on particular third party suppliers and manufacturers to meet customer demands; the relative mix of products and services offered by Griffon’s businesses, which impacts margins and operating efficiencies; short-term capacity constraints or prolonged excess capacity; unforeseen developments in contingencies, such as litigation, regulatory and environmental matters; unfavorable results of government agency contract audits of Telephonics Corporation; Griffon’s ability to adequately protect and maintain the validity of patent and other intellectual property rights; the cyclical nature of the businesses of certain of Griffon’s operating companies; and possible terrorist threats and actions and their impact on the global economy; Griffon's ability to service and refinance its debt; and the impact of recent and future legislative and regulatory changes, including, without limitation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Such statements reflect the views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to these and other risks, as previously disclosed in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. Griffon undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

About Griffon Corporation

Griffon Corporation is a diversified management and holding company that conducts business through wholly-owned subsidiaries. Griffon oversees the operations of its subsidiaries, allocates resources among them and manages their capital structures. Griffon provides direction and assistance to its subsidiaries in connection with acquisition and growth opportunities as well as divestitures. In order to further diversify, Griffon also seeks out, evaluates and, when appropriate, will acquire additional businesses that offer potentially attractive returns on capital.

Griffon currently conducts its operations through two reportable segments:

  • HBP segment consists of two companies, AMES and Clopay:

    AMES, founded in 1774, is the leading North American manufacturer and a global provider of branded consumer and professional tools, landscaping products, and outdoor lifestyle solutions. In 2018, we acquired ClosetMaid, a leader in wood and wire closet organization, general living storage and wire garage storage products for homeowners and professionals.

    Clopay is the largest manufacturer and marketer of garage doors and rolling steel doors in North America. Founded in 1964, Clopay sells residential and commercial sectional garage doors through professional dealers and leading home center retail chains throughout North America. In 2018, we acquired CornellCookson, a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of rolling steel door and grille products designed for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail use.
  • Defense Electronics consists of Telephonics Corporation ("Telephonics"), founded in 1933, a globally recognized leading provider of highly sophisticated intelligence, surveillance and communications solutions for defense, aerospace and commercial customers. 

For more information on Griffon and its operating subsidiaries, please see the Company’s website at www.griffon.com.

Griffon evaluates performance and allocates resources based on operating results from continuing operations before interest income and expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, restructuring charges, loss on debt extinguishment and acquisition related expenses, as well as other items that may affect comparability, as applicable (“Adjusted EBITDA”, a non-GAAP measure). Griffon believes this information is useful to investors.

The following table provides a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Income before taxes from continuing operations:

GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)
For the Three Months
Ended September 30,

 

For the Twelve Months
Ended September 30,

REVENUE

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Home & Building Products:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMES

$

222,692

 

 

$

216,276

 

 

$

1,000,608

 

 

$

953,612

 

Clopay

242,025

 

 

227,898

 

 

873,640

 

 

697,969

 

Home & Building Products

464,717

 

 

444,174

 

 

1,874,248

 

 

1,651,581

 

Defense Electronics

109,447

 

 

101,331

 

 

335,041

 

 

326,337

 

Total revenue

$

574,164

 

 

$

545,505

 

 

$

2,209,289

 

 

$

1,977,918

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJUSTED EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home & Building Products

$

52,404

 

 

$

48,150

 

 

$

210,838

 

 

$

177,400

 

Defense Electronics

18,103

 

 

19,107

 

 

35,104

 

 

36,063

 

Total

70,507

 

 

67,257

 

 

245,942

 

 

213,463

 

Unallocated amounts*

(11,797

)

 

(12,690

)

 

(46,302

)

 

(45,343

)

Adjusted EBITDA

58,710

 

 

54,567

 

 

199,640

 

 

168,120

 

Net interest expense

(16,537

)

 

(15,389

)

 

(67,260

)

 

(63,871

)

Depreciation and amortization

(15,676

)

 

(15,485

)

 

(61,848

)

 

(55,803

)

Acquisition costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

(7,597

)

Special dividend ESOP charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3,220

)

Secondary equity offering costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,205

)

Cost of life insurance benefits

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,614

)

Acquisition contingent consideration

1,646

 

 

 

 

1,646

 

 

 

Income before taxes from continuing operations

$

28,143

 

 

$

23,693

 

 

$

72,178

 

 

$

33,810

 

* Primarily Corporate Overhead

 

GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

For the Twelve Months
Ended September 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Revenue

$

574,164

 

 

$

545,505

 

 

$

2,209,289

 

 

$

1,977,918

 

Cost of goods and services

413,928

 

 

397,164

 

 

1,614,020

 

 

1,448,737

 

Gross profit

160,236

 

 

148,341

 

 

595,269

 

 

529,181

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

116,478

 

 

110,151

 

 

460,004

 

 

436,380

 

Income from continuing operations

43,758

 

 

38,190

 

 

135,265

 

 

92,801

 

Other income (expense)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

(16,732

)

 

(15,595

)

 

(68,066

)

 

(65,568

)

Interest income

195

 

 

206

 

 

806

 

 

1,697

 

Other, net

922

 

 

892

 

 

4,173

 

 

4,880

 

Total other income (expense)

(15,615

)

 

(14,497

)

 

(63,087

)

 

(58,991

)

Income before taxes from continuing operations

28,143

 

 

23,693

 

 

72,178

 

 

33,810

 

Provision for income taxes

11,892

 

 

22,662

 

 

26,556

 

 

555

 

Income from continuing operations

$

16,251

 

 

$

1,031

 

 

$

45,622

 

 

$

33,255

 

Discontinued operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from operations of discontinued businesses

(50

)

 

(4,661

)

 

(11,050

)

 

119,981

 

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

106

 

 

(2,212

)

 

(2,715

)

 

27,558

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

(156

)

 

(2,449

)

 

(8,335

)

 

92,423

 

Net income (loss)

$

16,095

 

 

$

(1,418

)

 

$

37,287

 

 

$

125,678

 

Income from continuing operations

$

0.40

 

 

$

0.03

 

 

$

1.11

 

 

$

0.81

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

 

 

(0.06

)

 

(0.20

)

 

2.25

 

Basic earnings (loss) per common share

$

0.39

 

 

$

(0.04

)

 

$

0.91

 

 

$

3.06

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding

41,071

 

 

40,326

 

 

40,934

 

 

41,005

 

Income from continuing operations

$

0.37

 

 

$

0.02

 

 

$

1.06

 

 

$

0.78

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

 

 

(0.06

)

 

(0.20

)

 

2.18

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per common share

$

0.37

 

 

$

(0.04

)

 

$

0.87

 

 

$

2.96

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding

43,540

 

 

40,326

 

 

42,888

 

 

42,422

 

Net income (loss)

$

16,095

 

 

$

(1,418

)

 

$

37,287

 

 

$

125,678

 

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of taxes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

(4,517

)

 

114

 

 

(8,460

)

 

9,403

 

Pension and other post retirement plans

(23,607

)

 

6,328

 

 

(23,055

)

 

16,381

 

Gain (loss) on cash flow hedge

(75

)

 

(27

)

 

(289

)

 

585

 

Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of taxes

(28,199

)

 

6,415

 

 

(31,804

)

 

26,369

 

Comprehensive income

$

(12,104

)

 

$

4,997

 

 

$

5,483

 

 

$

152,047

 

GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

 

 

At September 30,
2019

 

At September 30,
2018

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

Cash and equivalents

$

72,377

 

 

$

69,758

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $7,881 and $6,408

264,450

 

 

280,509

 

Contract costs and recognized income not yet billed, net of progress payments of $13,861 and $3,172

105,111

 

 

121,803

 

Inventories

442,121

 

 

398,359

 

Prepaid and other current assets

40,799

 

 

42,121

 

Assets of discontinued operations

321

 

 

324

 

Total Current Assets

925,179

 

 

912,874

 

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net

337,326

 

 

342,492

 

GOODWILL

437,067

 

 

439,395

 

INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net

356,639

 

 

370,858

 

OTHER ASSETS

15,840

 

 

16,355

 

ASSETS OF DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

2,888

 

 

2,916

 

Total Assets

$

2,074,939

 

 

$

2,084,890

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt

$

10,525

 

 

$

13,011

 

Accounts payable

250,576

 

 

233,658

 

Accrued liabilities

124,665

 

 

139,192

 

Liabilities of discontinued operations

4,333

 

 

7,210

 

Total Current Liabilities

390,099

 

 

393,071

 

LONG-TERM DEBT, net

1,093,749

 

 

1,108,071

 

OTHER LIABILITIES

109,997

 

 

106,710

 

LIABILITIES OF DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

3,331

 

 

2,647

 

Total Liabilities

1,597,176

 

 

1,610,499

 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

 

 

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

Preferred stock, par value $0.25 per share, authorized 3,000 shares, no shares issued

 

 

 

Common stock, par value $0.25 per share, authorized 85,000 shares, issued shares of 82,775 and 81,520, respectively.

20,694

 

 

20,380

 

Capital in excess of par value

519,017

 

 

503,396

 

Retained earnings

568,516

 

 

550,523

 

Treasury shares, at cost, 35,969 common shares and 35,846 common shares

(536,308

)

 

(534,830

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(65,916

)

 

(34,112

)

Deferred compensation

(28,240

)

 

(30,966

)

Total Shareholders’ Equity

477,763

 

 

474,391

 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

$

2,074,939

 

 

$

2,084,890

 

GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

 

 

Years Ended September 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2017

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES - CONTINUING OPERATIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

37,287

 

 

$

125,678

 

 

$

14,912

 

Net (income) loss from discontinued operations

8,335

 

 

(92,423

)

 

2,871

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations:

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

61,848

 

 

55,803

 

 

47,878

 

Stock-based compensation

13,285

 

 

10,078

 

 

8,090

 

Provision for losses on accounts receivable

535

 

 

96

 

 

271

 

Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discounts

5,393

 

 

5,219

 

 

4,511

 

Deferred income tax

(2,222

)

 

(17,633

)

 

2,341

 

Gain (loss) on sale/disposal of assets and investments

(179

)

 

290

 

 

(126

)

Change in assets and liabilities, net of assets and liabilities acquired:

 

 

 

 

 

(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable and contract costs and recognized income not yet billed

8,279

 

 

2,681

 

 

(19,131

)

Increase in inventories

(24,938

)

 

(52,122

)

 

(29,299

)

Increase in prepaid and other assets

(4,285

)

 

(2,285

)

 

(4,781

)

Increase in accounts payable, accrued liabilities and income taxes payable

7,638

 

 

11,078

 

 

17,541

 

Other changes, net

2,982

 

 

11,732

 

 

4,073

 

Net cash provided by operating activities - continuing operations

113,958

 

 

58,192

 

 

49,151

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES - CONTINUING OPERATIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

(45,361

)

 

(50,138

)

 

(34,937

)

Acquired business, net of cash acquired

(9,219

)

 

(430,932

)

 

(34,719

)

Investment sales (purchases)

(149

)

 

 

 

(1,824

)

Proceeds (payments) from sale of business

(9,500

)

 

474,727

 

 

 

Insurance proceeds (payments)

(10,604

)

 

8,254

 

 

 

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

280

 

 

663

 

 

143

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities - continuing operations

(74,553

)

 

2,574

 

 

(71,337

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES - CONTINUING OPERATIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid

(13,676

)

 

(49,797

)

 

(10,325

)

Purchase of shares for treasury

(1,478

)

 

(45,605

)

 

(15,841

)

Proceeds from long-term debt

201,748

 

 

443,058

 

 

233,443

 

Payments of long-term debt

(218,248

)

 

(300,993

)

 

(170,454

)

Change in short-term borrowings

(366

)

 

144

 

 

 

Share premium payment on settled debt

 

 

 

 

(24,997

)

Financing costs

(1,090

)

 

(7,793

)

 

(1,548

)

Purchase of ESOP shares

 

 

 

 

(10,908

)

Contingent consideration for acquired businesses

(1,686

)

 

 

 

 

Other, net

(180

)

 

51

 

 

(70

)

Net cash provided by (used) in financing activities - continuing operations

(34,976

)

 

39,065

 

 

(700

)

CASH FLOWS FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(2,123

)

 

(45,624

)

 

47,193

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(10,762

)

 

(45,075

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(22,541

)

 

(4,268

)

Net cash used in discontinued operations

(2,123

)

 

(78,927

)

 

(2,150

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents

313

 

 

1,173

 

 

164

 

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND EQUIVALENTS

2,619

 

 

22,077

 

 

(24,872

)

CASH AND EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD

69,758

 

 

47,681

 

 

72,553

 

CASH AND EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD

$

72,377

 

 

$

69,758

 

 

$

47,681

 

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest

$

63,334

 

 

$

59,793

 

 

$

48,137

 

Cash paid for taxes

25,339

 

 

32,140

 

 

20,998

 

Griffon evaluates performance based on Earnings per share and Net income excluding restructuring charges, loss on debt extinguishment, acquisition related expenses, discrete and certain other tax items, as well other items that may affect comparability, as applicable. Griffon believes this information is useful to investors. The following tables provides a reconciliation of Income from continuing operations to Adjusted income from continuing operations and Earnings per common share from continuing operations to Adjusted earnings per common share from continuing operations:

GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

TO ADJUSTED INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

For the Three Months
Ended September 30,

 

For the Twelve Months
Ended September 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Income from continuing operations

$

16,251

 

 

$

1,031

 

 

$

45,622

 

 

$

33,255

 

Adjusting items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,597

 

Contract settlement charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition contingent consideration

 

(1,646

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,646

)

 

 

Special dividend ESOP charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,220

 

Secondary equity offering costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,205

 

Cost of life insurance benefit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,614

 

Tax impact of above items

 

313

 

 

 

 

 

313

 

 

 

(6,421

)

Discrete and other certain tax provisions (benefits)

 

2,334

 

 

 

14,696

 

 

 

2,035

 

 

 

(9,384

)

Adjusted income from continuing operations

$

17,252

 

 

$

15,727

 

 

$

46,324

 

 

$

32,086

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share from continuing operations

$

0.37

 

 

$

0.02

 

 

$

1.06

 

 

$

0.78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusting items, net of tax:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.12

 

Acquisition contingent consideration

 

(0.03

)

 

 

 

 

(0.03

)

 

 

Special dividend ESOP charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.05

 

Secondary equity offering costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.02

 

Cost of life insurance benefit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

Discrete and other certain tax provisions (benefits)

 

0.05

 

 

 

0.35

 

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

(0.22

)

Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations

$

0.40

 

 

$

0.38

 

 

$

1.08

 

 

$

0.76

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding (in thousands)

 

43,540

 

 

 

41,797

 

 

 

42,888

 

 

 

42,422

 

Note: Due to rounding, the sum of earnings per common share and adjusting items, net of tax, may not equal adjusted earnings per common share.

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