Handy & Harman LTD.
 

Handy & Harman Ltd. Reports Second Quarter Financial Results and Outlook for Third Quarter

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Handy & Harman Ltd.'s (NASDAQ(CM): HNH); ("HNH" or the "Company") operating results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012 are summarized in the following paragraphs. Please read the Company's Form 10-Q, which can be found at www.handyharman.com, for a full discussion of the operating results.

HNH reported sales of $187.2 million for the three months ending June 30, 2012 as compared to $187.5 million for the same period of 2011.  Income from continuing operations before tax was $18.6 million in the second quarter of both 2012 and 2011.  Net income for the second quarter of 2012 was $11.0 million, or $0.83 per basic and diluted common share, as compared to net income of $16.8 million, or $1.32 per basic and diluted common share, for the same period in 2011.

For the six months ended June 30, 2012 sales were $351.3 million as compared to $340.8 million for the same period of 2011.  Income from continuing operations before tax was $27.1 million as compared to $18.4 million in 2011.  Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $16.0 million, or $1.24 per basic and diluted common share, as compared to net income of $21.6 million, or $1.73 per basic and diluted common share, for the same period in 2011.

The principal reason for the decrease in net income for both the three and six month periods was a significantly higher income tax provision in 2012 as compared to 2011. The Company recorded the benefit of its remaining federal net operating loss carryforwards in the fourth quarter of 2011. The Company's tax provision for the three and six month ended June 30, 2011 includes the benefits of such net operating loss carryforwards but the same periods in 2012 do not.

HNH generated Adjusted EBITDA of $26.2 million for the second quarter of 2012, as compared to $24.2 million for the same period in 2011, an increase of $2.0 million, or 8.3%. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company generated Adjusted EBITDA of $43.7 million, as compared to $39.7 million for the same period in 2011, an increase of $4.0 million, or 10.0%.    See "Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measurements" below for the definition of Adjusted EBITDA.

HNH previously provided its outlook for full year 2012 sales and Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $635 million to $776 million and $77 million to $94 million, respectively.  HNH's outlook for the third quarter of 2012, based on current information, is for sales between $156 million and $191 million and Adjusted EBITDA between $20 million and $25 million.

 

Financial Summary      


Three Months ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,

(in thousands)

2012


2011


2012


2011









Net sales

$

187,213



$

187,453



$

351,349



$

340,782


Gross profit

54,774



47,875



98,733



86,901


Gross profit margin

29.3

%


25.5

%


28.1

%


25.5

%

Operating income

21,465



16,874



32,942



25,163


Income from continuing operations before tax

18,575



18,570



27,057



18,397


Tax provision

7,623



1,529



11,009



2,535


Income from continuing operations, net of tax

$

10,952



$

17,041



$

16,048



$

15,862


Net income (loss) from discontinued operations

?



(281)



?



5,722


Net income

$

10,952



$

16,760



$

16,048



$

21,584


Basic and diluted per share of common stock








Net income per share

$

0.83



$

1.32



$

1.24



$

1.73


 

Segment Results

Statement of operations data:

Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended

(in thousands)

June 30,


June 30,


2012


2011


2012


2011

Net Sales:








Precious Metal

$

49,576



$

54,051



$

97,414



$

98,697

Tubing

25,905



24,474



51,697



48,873

Engineered Materials

77,014



74,168



134,127



123,562

Arlon

21,703



21,813



41,708



43,842

Kasco

13,015



12,947



26,403



25,808

Total net sales

$

187,213



$

187,453



$

351,349



$

340,782

Segment operating income:








Precious Metal

7,803



5,612



13,417



10,114

Tubing

4,574



3,292



8,119



7,573

Engineered Materials

10,413



10,050



14,945



12,188

Arlon  

3,970



2,513



6,498



4,649

Kasco

852



961



2,009



2,070

Total segment operating income

27,612



22,428



44,988



36,594

Unallocated corporate expenses &
         non operating units

(5,521)



(4,473)



(10,831)



(9,225)

Unallocated pension expense

(652)



(1,125)



(1,264)



(2,250)

Gain on disposal of assets

26



44



49



44

Operating income

21,465



16,874



32,942



25,163

Interest expense

(4,350)



(3,297)



(8,199)



(7,626)

Realized and unrealized gain on
         derivatives

1,612



5,019



2,510



855

Other (expenses) income

(152)



(26)



(196)



5

Income from continuing operations
  before income taxes

$

18,575



$

18,570



$

27,057



$

18,397


 

 

Supplemental Non-GAAP Disclosures








Adjusted EBITDA









Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,

(in thousands)

2012


2011


2012


2011









Income from continuing operations, net of tax

$

10,952



$

17,041



$

16,048



$

15,862


Add (Deduct):








Income tax provision

7,623



1,529



11,009



2,535


Interest expense

4,350



3,297



8,198



7,626


Unrealized gain on embedded derivatives related to sub-notes

(1,117)



(3,704)



(1,758)



(2,273)


Non-cash derivative & hedge (gain) loss on precious metal contracts

(495)



(1,315)



(752)



1,418


Non-cash adjustment to precious metal inventory valued at LIFO

(839)



987



(286)



1,257


Depreciation and amortization expense

3,730



4,019



7,643



7,886


Non-cash pension and OPEB expense

669



1,130



1,299



2,255


Non-cash asset impairment charge

?



10



?



700


Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

1,253



771



2,010



1,693


Other, net

58



405



277



741


Adjusted EBITDA

$

26,184



$

24,170



$

43,688



$

39,700


 

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measurements:

The financial data contained in this press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including "Adjusted EBITDA".  The Company is presenting Adjusted EBITDA because it believes that it provides useful information to investors about HNH, its business and its financial condition. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income or loss from continuing operations before the effects of realized and unrealized gains or losses on derivatives, interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization, LIFO liquidation gain, and non-cash pension expense or credit, and excludes certain non-recurring and non-cash items. The Company believes Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors because it is one of the measures used by the Company's Board of Directors and management to evaluate its business, including in internal management reporting, budgeting and forecasting processes, in comparing operating results across the business, as an internal profitability measure, as a component in evaluating the ability and the desirability of making capital expenditures and significant acquisitions, and as an element in determining executive compensation.

However, Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP"), and the items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing financial performance. Therefore, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered a substitute for net income (loss) or cash flows from operating, investing, or financing activities. Because Adjusted EBITDA is calculated before recurring cash charges including realized and unrealized losses on derivatives, interest expense and taxes, and is not adjusted for capital expenditures or other recurring cash requirements of the business, it should not be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to invest in the growth of the business. There are a number of material limitations to the use of Adjusted EBITDA as an analytical tool, including the following:

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company's net realized and unrealized losses and gains on derivatives and any LIFO liquidations of its precious metal inventory;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company's interest expense;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company's tax expense or the cash requirements to pay its taxes;
  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash expenses in the period recorded, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the cash requirements for such replacement;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include pension expense; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include discontinued operations.

The Company compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on its GAAP financial measures and by using Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental information. The Company believes that consideration of Adjusted EBITDA, together with a careful review of its GAAP financial measures, is the most informed method of analyzing HNH.

The Company reconciles Adjusted EBITDA to net income from continuing operations, and that reconciliation is set forth above.  Because Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement determined in accordance with GAAP and is susceptible to varying calculations, Adjusted EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. Revenues and expenses are measured in accordance with the policies and procedures described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

Our Company

Handy & Harman Ltd. is a diversified manufacturer of engineered niche industrial products with leading market positions in many of the markets it serves. Through its operating subsidiaries, HNH focuses on high margin products and innovative technology and serves customers across a wide range of end markets. HNH's diverse product offerings are marketed throughout the United States and internationally. 

Our companies are organized into five businesses: Precious Metals, Tubing, Engineered Materials, Arlon, and Kasco.

We sell our products and services through direct sales forces, distributors and manufacturer's representatives. We serve a diverse customer base, including the construction, electronics, telecommunications, home appliance, transportation, utility, medical, semiconductor, aerospace, military electronics and automotive markets. Other markets served include blade products and repair services for the food industry.

We are based in White Plains, New York and our common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol HNH.

http://www.handyharman.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that reflect HNH's current expectations and projections about its future results, performance, prospects and opportunities.  HNH has tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words such as "may", "should," "expect," "hope," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "plan," "estimate" and similar expressions.  These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause its actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities in 2012 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements.  These factors include, without limitation, HNH's need for additional financing and the terms and conditions of any financing that is consummated, customers' acceptance of its new and existing products, the risk that the Company will not be able to compete successfully, and the possible volatility of the Company's stock price and the potential fluctuation in its operating results.  Although HNH believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable and achievable, such statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that the actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements.  Investors should read carefully the factors described in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's filings with the SEC, including the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 for information regarding risk factors that could affect the Company's results.  Except as otherwise required by Federal securities laws, HNH undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or any other reason.

SOURCE Handy & Harman Ltd.

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