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MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. Reports Record Results for Fiscal 2022 First Quarter

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VONORE, Tenn., Nov. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCFT) today announced financial results for its fiscal 2022 first quarter ended October 3, 2021.

Highlights:

  • Delivered the most profitable first quarter in the Company’s history, with record unit sales, net sales, net income, and adjusted EBITDA.

  • Net sales for the first quarter increased to $144.0 million, up 38.8%.

  • Net income was $10.4 million or $0.55 per diluted share.

  • Diluted Adjusted Net Income per share, a non-GAAP measure, was $0.67, up 15.5%.

  • Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, increased to $19.4 million, up 14.3%.

  • Initiated purchasing under the $50 million share repurchase program.

Fred Brightbill, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, commented, “Our business performed extremely well during the first quarter in a very challenging and dynamic environment. These results reflect a continuation of exceptional execution against our strategic and operational priorities as we delivered a record-setting performance for the fourth consecutive quarter. Net sales, diluted adjusted earnings per share, and adjusted EBITDA were all the highest for any first quarter in the Company’s history.”

Brightbill continued, “Despite many challenges, we had a solid start to fiscal 2022. We achieved industry-leading organic growth, and we will look to build on that success during the remainder of the year. Guided by our consumer-centric strategy and facilitated by our best-in-class operating model, recent third-party industry data confirms we have outperformed many of our top competitors to take meaningful market share.”

First Quarter Results

For the first quarter of 2022, MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. reported consolidated net sales of $144.0 million, up $40.3 million from the first quarter of 2021. The increase was primarily due to increased volumes. Higher prices, favorable model mix, and higher option sales also contributed to higher net sales.

Gross margin declined 440 basis points to 20.9 percent in first quarter 2022 from 25.3 percent in first quarter 2021. Higher revenues yielded a lower margin due to supply chain disruptions and inflationary pressures that drove materials and labor costs higher. In addition, we incurred incremental overhead costs associated with the Merritt Island, Florida facility acquired in second quarter of fiscal 2021.

Operating expenses were $16.1 million for the first quarter, up $3.3 million from the prior-year period. Selling and marketing expense increased due to the timing of prior year expenses being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in lower costs for the first quarter of fiscal 2021. General and administrative expense increased as we continued to make investments in research and development and information technology.

Net income was $10.4 million for the first quarter, compared to $9.6 million in the prior-year period. Diluted net income per share was $0.55, compared to $0.51 for the first quarter 2021. Adjusted Net Income increased to $12.8 million for the first quarter, or $0.67 per diluted share, compared to $10.9 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, in the prior-year period.

Adjusted EBITDA was $19.4 million for the first quarter, compared to $17.0 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 13.5 percent for the first quarter, down from 16.3 percent for the prior-year period, due to increased costs.

See “Non-GAAP Measures” below for a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Net Income per share to the most directly comparable financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP.

Outlook

Concluded Brightbill, “We remain committed to making investments to further strengthen our competitive position, grow our brands, and deliver shareholder value guided by our long-term focus and strategic priorities. Looking forward, we are raising our guidance for the full year on the strength of our operating performance and wholesale visibility.”

The Company’s outlook is as follows:

  • For full year fiscal 2022, consolidated net sales growth is expected to be up in the 20 percent range, with Adjusted EBITDA margins in the 18 percent range, and Adjusted Earnings per share growth up in the 25 percent range year-over-year. This guidance represents another record year based on the organic growth potential of our brands. Driven by growth-oriented projects, we now expect capital expenditures to be in the $25 million range for the full year.

  • For the second quarter of fiscal 2022, consolidated net sales growth is expected to be up in the 30 percent range, with Adjusted EBITDA margins in the 14.5 percent range, and Adjusted Earnings per share growth up in the 5 percent range year-over-year.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. will host a live conference call and webcast to discuss fiscal first quarter 2022 results today, November 10, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. EDT. To access the call, dial (800) 219-6861 (domestic) or (574) 990-1024 (international) and provide the operator with the conference ID 6918414. Please dial in at least 10 minutes prior to the call. To access the live webcast, go to the investor section of the company’s website, www.MasterCraft.com, on the day of the conference call and click on the webcast icon.

For an audio replay of the conference call, dial (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) and enter audience passcode 6918414. The audio replay will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, through 11:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

About MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Vonore, Tenn., MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCFT) is a leading innovator, designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreational powerboats through its four brands, MasterCraft, Crest, NauticStar, and Aviara. Through these four brands, MasterCraft Boat Holdings has leading market share positions in three of the fastest growing segments of the powerboat industry – performance sport boats, outboard saltwater fishing and pontoon boats – while entering the large, growing luxury day boat segment. For more information about MasterCraft Boat Holdings, and its four brands, visit: Investors.MasterCraft.com, www.MasterCraft.com, www.CrestPontoons.com, www.NauticStarBoats.com, and www.AviaraBoats.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Forward-looking statements can often be identified by such words and phrases as “believes,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “estimates,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “continue” and similar expressions, comparable terminology or the negative thereof, and include statements in this press release concerning the resilience of our business model; our intention to drive value and accelerate growth; and the potential impact of COVID-19 on our operating results and liquidity.

Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company, supply chain disruptions, inflationary pressures, general economic conditions, demand for our products, changes in consumer preferences, competition within our industry, our reliance on our network of independent dealers, our ability to manage our manufacturing levels and our large fixed cost base, changes to U.S. federal income tax law, the overall impact and interpretation of which remain uncertain, and the successful introduction of our new products. These and other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on September 2, 2021, could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. The discussion of these risks is specifically incorporated by reference into this press release.

Any such forward-looking statements represent management's estimates as of the date of this press release. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation (and we expressly disclaim any obligation) to update or supplement any forward-looking statements that may become untrue or cause our views to change, whether because of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise. Comparison of results for current and prior periods are not intended to express any future trends or indications of future performance, unless expressed as such, and should only be viewed as historical data.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company’s consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), the Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures in this release. Reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures used in this release to the most comparable GAAP measures for the respective periods can be found in tables immediately following the condensed consolidated statements of operations. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the Company’s financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended October 3, 2021

MASTERCRAFT BOAT HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

October 3,

October 4,

2021

2020

Net sales

$

144,010

$

103,745

Cost of sales

113,888

77,515

Gross profit

30,122

26,230

Operating expenses:

Selling and marketing

4,282

2,907

General and administrative

9,670

8,932

Amortization of other intangible assets

1,026

987

Goodwill impairment

1,100

Total operating expenses

16,078

12,826

Operating income

14,044

13,404

Other expense:

Interest expense

382

1,019

Income before income tax expense

13,662

12,385

Income tax expense

3,276

2,818

Net income

$

10,386

$

9,567

Earnings per share:

Basic

$

0.55

$

0.51

Diluted

$

0.55

$

0.51

Weighted average shares used for computation of:

Basic earnings per share

18,850,301

18,774,336

Diluted earnings per share

19,004,119

18,866,826

MASTERCRAFT BOAT HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

October 3,

June 30,

2021

2021

ASSETS

CURRENT ASSETS:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

11,651

$

39,252

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $212 and $115, respectively

19,105

12,080

Income tax receivable

935

355

Inventories, net

75,536

53,481

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

5,524

5,059

Total current assets

112,751

110,227

Property, plant and equipment, net

62,335

60,495

Goodwill

28,493

29,593

Other intangible assets, net

58,873

59,899

Deferred income taxes

15,379

15,130

Deferred debt issuance costs, net

482

507

Other long-term assets

551

609

Total assets

$

278,864

$

276,460

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Accounts payable

$

28,642

$

23,861

Income tax payable

726

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

43,869

46,836

Current portion of long-term debt, net of unamortized debt issuance costs

2,868

2,866

Total current liabilities

75,379

74,289

Long-term debt, net of unamortized debt issuance costs

81,559

90,277

Unrecognized tax positions

4,294

3,830

Operating lease liabilities

239

276

Total liabilities

161,471

168,672

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:

Common stock, $.01 par value per share — authorized, 100,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding, 18,961,205 shares at October 3, 2021 and 18,956,719 shares at June 30, 2021

189

189

Additional paid-in capital

118,149

118,930

Accumulated deficit

(945

)

(11,331

)

Total stockholders' equity

117,393

107,788

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

278,864

$

276,460

Supplemental Operating Data

The following table presents certain supplemental operating data for the periods indicated:

Three Months Ended

October 3,

October 4,

2021

2020

Change

(Dollars in thousands)

Unit sales volume:

MasterCraft

783

640

22.3

%

Crest

716

453

58.1

%

NauticStar

291

286

1.7

%

Aviara(a)

19

13

46.2

%

Consolidated

1,809

1,392

30.0

%

Net Sales:

MasterCraft

92,015

69,591

32.2

%

Crest

32,780

18,039

81.7

%

NauticStar

13,360

12,342

8.2

%

Aviara(a)

5,855

3,773

55.2

%

Consolidated

$

144,010

$

103,745

38.8

%

Net sales per unit:

MasterCraft

118

109

8.3

%

Crest

46

40

15.0

%

NauticStar

46

43

7.0

%

Aviara(a)

308

290

6.2

%

Consolidated

80

75

6.7

%

Gross margin

20.9

%

25.3

%

(440) bps

(a) Beginning with the first quarter of fiscal 2022, our chief operating decision maker began to manage our business, allocate resources, and evaluate performance based on the changes that have been made in the Company’s management structure in connection with the transition of Aviara production to our Merritt Island facility. As a result, the Company has realigned its reportable segments to MasterCraft, Crest, NauticStar, and Aviara.

Non-GAAP Measures

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA Margin

We define EBITDA as earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA further adjusted to eliminate certain non-cash charges or other items that we do not consider to be indicative of our core and/or ongoing operations. For the periods presented herein, these adjustments include Aviara transition costs and certain non-cash items including goodwill impairment and share-based compensation. We define Adjusted EBITDA margin as Adjusted EBITDA expressed as a percentage of Net sales.

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per share

We define Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per share as net income adjusted to eliminate certain non-cash charges or other items that we do not consider to be indicative of our core and/or ongoing operations and adjusted for the impact to income tax expense related to non-GAAP adjustments. For the periods presented herein, these adjustments include Aviara transition costs and certain non-cash items including goodwill impairment, other intangible asset amortization, and share-based compensation.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Net Income per share, which we refer to collectively as the Non-GAAP Measures, are not measures of net income or operating income as determined under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or U.S. GAAP. The Non-GAAP Measures are not measures of performance in accordance with U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, net income per share, or operating cash flows determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Additionally, Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of cash flow. We believe that the inclusion of the Non-GAAP Measures is appropriate to provide additional information to investors because securities analysts and investors use the Non-GAAP Measures to assess our operating performance across periods on a consistent basis and to evaluate the relative risk of an investment in our securities. We use Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per share to facilitate a comparison of our operating performance on a consistent basis from period to period that, when viewed in combination with our results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, provides a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business than does U.S. GAAP measures alone. We believe Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per share assists our board of directors, management, investors, and other users of the financial statements in comparing our net income on a consistent basis from period to period because it removes certain non-cash items and other items that we do not consider to be indicative of our core and/or ongoing operations and adjusts for the impact to income tax expense related to non-GAAP adjustments. The Non-GAAP Measures have limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under U.S. GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements;

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures, or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our tax expense or any cash requirements to pay income taxes;

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest payments on our indebtedness; and

  • Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Net Income per share, and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the impact of earnings or charges resulting from matters we do not consider to be indicative of our core and/or ongoing operations, but may nonetheless have a material impact on our results of operations.

In addition, because not all companies use identical calculations, our presentation of the Non-GAAP Measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies, including companies in our industry.

We do not provide forward-looking guidance for certain financial measures on a U.S. GAAP basis because we are unable to predict certain items contained in the U.S. GAAP measures without unreasonable efforts. These items may include acquisition-related costs, litigation charges or settlements, impairment charges, and certain other unusual adjustments.

The following table presents a reconciliation of net income as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, and net income margin (expressed as a percentage of net sales) to Adjusted EBITDA margin (expressed as a percentage of net sales) for the periods indicated:

Three Months Ended

October 3,

% of Net

October 4,

% of Net

2021

sale

2020

sale

(Dollars in thousands)

Net income

$

10,386

7.2

%

$

9,567

9.2

%

Income tax expense

3,276

2,818

Interest expense

382

1,019

Depreciation and amortization

3,354

2,739

EBITDA

17,398

12.1

%

16,143

15.6

%

Goodwill impairment(a)

1,100

Share-based compensation

896

640

Aviara transition costs(b)

178

Adjusted EBITDA

$

19,394

13.5

%

$

16,961

16.3

%

(a) Represents a non-cash charge recorded in the Aviara segment for impairment of goodwill.

(b) Represents costs to transition production of the Aviara brand from Vonore, Tennessee to Merritt Island, Florida. Costs include duplicative overhead costs and costs not indicative of ongoing operations (such as training and facility preparation).

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net income as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP to Adjusted Net Income for the periods indicated:

Three Months Ended

October 3,

October 4,

2021

2020

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Net income

$

10,386

$

9,567

Income tax expense

3,276

2,818

Goodwill impairment(a)

1,100

-

Amortization of acquisition intangibles

999

960

Share-based compensation

896

640

Aviara transition costs(b)

-

178

Adjusted Net Income before income taxes

16,657

14,163

Adjusted income tax expense(c)

3,831

3,257

Adjusted Net Income

$

12,826

$

10,906

Adjusted net income per common share

Basic

$

0.68

$

0.58

Diluted

$

0.67

$

0.58

Weighted average shares used for the computation of (d):

Basic Adjusted net income per share

18,850,301

18,774,336

Diluted Adjusted net income per share

19,004,119

18,866,826

(a) Represents a non-cash charge recorded in the Aviara segment for impairment of goodwill.

(b) Represents costs to transition production of the Aviara brand from Vonore, Tennessee to Merritt Island, Florida. Costs include duplicative overhead costs and costs not indicative of ongoing operations (such as training and facility preparation).

(c) Reflects income tax expense at an income tax rate of 23.0% for each period presented.

(d) Represents the Weighted Average Shares Used for the Computation of Basic and Diluted earnings per share as presented on the Consolidated Statements of Operations to calculate Adjusted Net Income per diluted share for all periods presented herein.

The following table presents the reconciliation of net income per diluted share to Adjusted Net Income per diluted share for the periods presented:

Three Months Ended

October 3,

October 4,

2021

2020

Net income per diluted share

$

0.55

$

0.51

Impact of adjustments:

Income tax expense

0.17

0.15

Goodwill impairment(a)

0.06

Amortization of acquisition intangibles

0.05

0.05

Share-based compensation

0.05

0.03

Aviara transition costs(b)

0.01

Adjusted Net Income per diluted share before income taxes

0.88

0.75

Impact of adjusted income tax expense on net income per diluted share before income taxes(c)

(0.21

)

(0.17

)

Adjusted Net Income per diluted share

$

0.67

$

0.58

(a) Represents a non-cash charge recorded in the Aviara segment for impairment of goodwill.

(b) Represents costs to transition production of the Aviara brand from Vonore, Tennessee to Merritt Island, Florida. Costs include duplicative overhead costs and costs not indicative of ongoing operations (such as training and facility preparation).

(c) Reflects income tax expense at an income tax rate of 23.0% for each period presented.

Investor Contact:
MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc.
George Steinbarger
Chief Revenue Officer
Email: investorrelations@mastercraft.com