Milacron Holdings Corp. MCRN delivered adjusted earnings per share of 34 cents in second-quarter 2019, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 32 cents. However, the bottom line declined 26% on a year-over-year basis.
Including one-time items, the company reported earnings per share of 7 cents in the second quarter, down 68% from the year-ago quarter’s figure of 22 cents.
Milacron’s revenues fell 10.6% year over year to $271.40 million during the second quarter. The top line missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $283 million. Excluding unfavorable impact of currency movements, revenues decreased 8.3% from the prior-year quarter figure. New orders in the reported quarter declined 26.4% year over year to $235.7 million.
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Cost of sales during the April-June quarter went down 6% year over year to $184 million. Gross profit declined 19% year over year to $87 million. Gross margin came in at 32.1% during the second quarter compared with the year-ago quarter’s 35.2%.
Selling, general and administrative expenses fell 5% year over year to $58 million. Adjusted EBITDA went down 19% to $49.1 million in the reported quarter from $60.6 million in the prior-year quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin contracted 190 bps to 18.1% in the quarter.
Advanced Plastic Processing Technologies: Net sales declined 6% year over year to $138 million. Excluding $1.6 million of unfavorable impact of currency movements, sales declined 4.4% from the prior-year quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was up 2.6% year over year to $20 million.
Melt Delivery and Control Systems: Net sales declined 16% year over year to $104 million. Excluding unfavorable impact of currency movements of $4.3 million, sales decreased 12.8% from the prior-year period. Adjusted EBITDA slumped 27.4% year over year to $29 million.
Fluid Technologies: Sales for the reported quarter fell 11.9% year over year to $30 million. Sales dropped 8.3% from the year-ago period, excluding $1.2 million of unfavorable currency-movement impact. Adjusted EBITDA was $6 million, down from the prior year’s $8 million.
Milacron reported cash and cash equivalents of $152 million at the end of the second quarter, down from $184 million reported at the end of 2018. Net cash provided from operating activities were $1.1 million during the six-month period ended Jun 30, 2019, compared with $31.1 million reported in the comparable period last year. Long-term debt was $825 million as of Jun 30, 2019, compared with $829 million as of Dec 31, 2018.
As announced on Jul 12, 2019, Milacron entered into an agreement with Hillenbrand, Inc. HI, per which Hillenbrand will acquire Milacron in a cash-and-stock transaction, valued at $2 billion. The deal includes Milacron’s net debt of $686 million as of Mar 31, 2019. The transaction is expected to close in the first calendar quarter of 2020.
Shares of Milacron have fallen 15.8% in the past year compared with the industry’s decline of 10.3%.
Zacks Rank and Key Picks
Milacron currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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CECO Environmental has a projected earnings growth rate of 82.8% for the ongoing year. The company’s shares have rallied 35% over the past year.
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