ALG
$88.72
Alamo Group
($2.30)
(2.53%)
Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 4:15:00 PM
Tweet Share Watch
Summary

Alamo Group (ALG) Recent Earnings

Alamo Group (ALG) reported 2nd Quarter June 2017 earnings of $1.05 per share on revenue of $213.3 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.05 per share on revenue of $217.9 million. Revenue grew 0.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Alamo Group Inc is engaged in the design and manufacture of agricultural equipment and infrastructure maintenance equipment. Its products include tractor-mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, among others.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.05
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$1.05
Reported Revenue
$213.3 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$217.9 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Alamo Group Announces Record 2017 Second Quarter Results

Alamo Group Inc. (ALG) today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Highlights for the Quarter

-- Record net income for a second quarter of $12.3 million, up 16.6%

-- Net sales for the quarter of $213.3 million, up 0.8%

-- Industrial Division net sales $117.3 million, up 0.2%

-- Agricultural Division net sales $54.2 million, up 4.6%

-- European Division net sales $41.7 million, down 1.8%

-- Record net income for the first six months of $24.5 million, up 27.4%

-- Record net sales for the first six months of $428.7 million, up 1.5%

-- Backlog at $157.2 million, up 20.7% versus previous year’s second quarter

Alamo Group’s net sales for the second quarter of 2017 were $213.3 million compared to $211.5 million in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 0.8%. Net income for the quarter was $12.3 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, compared to net income of $10.6 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, in 2016. This is an increase of 16.6% in net income and 14.1% in earnings per share.

For the first six months of 2017 net sales were $428.7 million compared to $422.5 million in the previous year, an increase of 1.5%. Net income for the first half of 2017 was $24.5 million, or $2.10 per diluted share, versus $19.2 million, or $1.67 per diluted share for the same period in 2016. This is an increase of 27.4% in net income and 25.7% in earnings per share. Net income and diluted earnings per share for both the second quarter and first six months of 2017 were at record levels for Alamo Group.

Sales by Division

Alamo Group’s Industrial Division net sales in the second quarter of 2017 were $117.3 million compared to $117.1 million in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 0.2%. Sales in the division were flat in the second quarter as decreases in snow removal products offset increases in sweeper, vacuum truck and excavator products. For the first six months of 2017 net sales in the Division were $243.2 million versus $240.4 million in 2016, an increase of 1.1%.

The Company’s Agricultural Division recorded net sales of $54.2 million in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 4.6% compared with net sales of $51.8 million for the same period in the prior year. We believe this increase reflects signs of modest improvement in certain sectors of the agricultural market. For the first six months of 2017 net sales in the Agricultural Division were $106.0 million compared to net sales of $100.5 million in the first half of the previous year, an increase of 5.5%.

Alamo Group’s European Division net sales in the second quarter of 2017 were $41.7 million, a decrease of 1.8% compared to net sales of $42.5 million in the comparable period of 2016. While net sales were down in U.S. dollars, in local currency they were up 5.0% as the European market is starting to show some indications of a return to growth. For the first six months of 2017 net sales in the Division were $79.5 million compared to $81.5 million in the first six months of 2016, a decrease of 2.5% in U.S. dollars, though up 5.1% in local currency.(1)

Ron Robinson, Alamo Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We continue to be pleased with the progress we are making in 2017. Margins are steadily improving and earnings growth is strong despite very moderate sales growth. We are particularly pleased that all three of our operating divisions contributed to the earnings growth we have experienced in the first six months of 2017.

"Alamo’s Industrial Division continues to be a solid performer, even though sales were essentially flat in the second quarter due to weakness in sales of our snow removal products which offset increases in other Division products, most notably sweepers, excavators and even our vacuum truck products, which have been particularly weak for the last year, showed improvement.

"Our Agricultural Division had sales growth of 4.6% and continued strong margin performance. Plus, we feel we are finally starting to see some improvement in parts of the agricultural market. Though these indications are modest and spotty, we feel this bodes well for the Division’s results for the rest of the year and into 2018.

"Our European Division is also seeing signs of improved market activity. While our sales in US dollars were down slightly in the second quarter, they were up 5.0% in local currency. This was heavily affected by the declines in the value of the British pound and Euro following the Brexit vote at the end of the second quarter in 2016. Both of these currencies are now trading above the lows they were a year ago. This should make the comparables for our results more favorable in the second half of 2017. With better comparables and slight market improvement we believe the outlook for our European Division is looking up for the remainder of 2017. Significant improvements in European bookings and backlog are also adding to our confidence.(1)

"For Alamo in total, while market conditions remain soft, we are encouraged that there are some signs of improvement and we feel with any top line growth we can continue to exhibit reasonable margin improvement and earnings growth, though probably not at the pace we have experienced in the first half of 2017. Certainly our improvements in backlog in the second quarter, up over 20% from a year ago, further support this outlook. In addition, we should start to benefit from the recent acquisitions we have announced. Old Dominion Brush Company in the U.S. and Santa Izabel in Brazil should both provide marginal, but accretive contributions to Alamo’s results in the second half of 2017.

"As a result, while we feel our markets will remain challenged and sales growth will be modest, we are optimistic about the outlook for Alamo Group in the second half of 2017 and feel further improving market conditions should continue to benefit us as we move into 2018."

Earnings Conference Call

Alamo Group will host a conference call to discuss second quarter financial results on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Central, 9:00 a.m. Mountain and 8:00 a.m. Pacific). Hosting the call will be members of senior management.

Individuals wishing to participate in the conference call should dial 800-723-6498 (domestic) or 785-830-7989 (international). For interested individuals unable to join the call, a replay will be available until Thursday, August 10, 2017 by dialing 888-203-1112 (domestic) or 719-457-0820 (internationally), passcode 2726481.

The live broadcast of Alamo Group Inc.’s quarterly conference call will be available online at the Company’s website, www.alamo-group.com (under "Investor Relations/Events & Presentations") on Thursday, August 3, 2017, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET. The online replay will follow shortly after the call ends and will be archived on the Company’s website for 60 days.

About Alamo Group

Alamo Group is a leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of high quality equipment for infrastructure maintenance, agriculture and other applications. Our products include truck and tractor mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, street sweepers, snow removal equipment, excavators, vacuum trucks, other industrial equipment, agricultural implements and related after-market parts and services. The Company, founded in 1969, has approximately 3,225 employees and operates 25 plants in North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil as of June 30, 2017. The corporate offices of Alamo Group Inc. are located in Seguin, Texas and the headquarters for the Company’s European operations are located in Salford Priors, England.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company’s actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Among those factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: market demand, competition, weather, seasonality, currency-related issues, acquisition integration issues and other risk factors listed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update the information contained herein, which speaks only as of this date.

(Tables Follow)

(1) In this earnings release, Alamo Group reports net sales excluding the impact of currency translation, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company considers this information useful to investors to allow better comparability of period-to-period operating performance. Attachments 1 and 2 to this earnings release contain a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure to the comparable GAAP financial measure.

Alamo Group Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
June 30,
June 30,
2017
2016
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
$
74,637
$
44,972
Accounts receivable, net
200,223
196,901
Inventories
153,150
159,840
Other current assets
9,980
6,559
Total current assets
437,990
408,272
Rental equipment, net
31,441
34,063
Property, plant and equipment
71,233
70,673
Goodwill
82,430
75,919
Intangible assets
55,353
51,724
Other non-current assets
2,417
4,677
Total assets
$
680,864
$
645,328
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Trade accounts payable
$
57,164
$
55,702
Income taxes payable
2,210
1,159
Accrued liabilities
35,994
33,081
Current maturities of long-term debt and capital lease obligations
80
1,211
Total current liabilities
95,448
91,153
Long-term debt, net of current maturities
146,017
164,003
Deferred pension liability
2,409
3,926
Other long-term liabilities
7,407
5,843
Deferred income taxes
6,672
4,165
Total stockholders’ equity
422,911
376,238
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
680,864
$
645,328
Alamo Group Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Second Quarter Ended
Six Months Ended
6/30/2017
6/30/2016
6/30/2017
6/30/2016
Industrial
$
117,342
$
117,146
$
243,158
$
240,424
Agricultural
54,221
51,845
105,998
100,507
European
41,713
42,498
79,509
81,529
Total net sales
213,276
211,489
428,665
422,460
Cost of sales
158,597
159,311
319,822
320,005
Gross margin
54,679
52,178
108,843
102,455
25.6
%
24.7
%
25.4
%
24.3
%
Operating expenses
34,522
34,137
68,585
68,125
Income from operations
20,157
18,041
40,258
34,330
9.5
%
8.5
%
9.4
%
8.1
%
Interest expense
(1,500)
(1,523)
(2,827)
(2,929)
Interest income
81
56
157
118
Other income (expense)
(665)
242
(873)
(380)
Income before income taxes
18,073
16,816
36,715
31,139
Provision for income taxes
5,757
6,254
12,232
11,918
Net Income
$
12,316
$
10,562
$
24,483
$
19,221
Net income per common share:
Basic
$
1.07
$
0.93
$
2.13
$
1.69
Diluted
$
1.05
$
0.92
$
2.10
$
1.67
Average common shares:
Basic
11,547
11,422
11,509
11,405
Diluted
11,671
11,550
11,646
11,529

Alamo Group Inc.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation

From time to time, Alamo Group Inc. may disclose certain "non-GAAP financial measures" in the course of its earnings releases, earnings conference calls, financial presentations and otherwise. For these purposes, "GAAP" refers to generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines a "non-GAAP financial measure" as a numerical measure of historical or future financial performance, financial positions, or cash flows that is subject to adjustments that effectively exclude or include amounts from the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by Alamo Group are provided as additional information to investors in order to provide them with greater transparency about, or an alternative method for assessing, our financial condition and operating results. These measures are not in accordance with, or a substitute for, GAAP and may be different from, or inconsistent with, non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Whenever we refer to a non-GAAP financial measure, we will also generally present the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, along with a reconciliation of the differences between the non-GAAP financial measure we reference and such comparable GAAP financial measure.

Attachment 1 discloses a non-GAAP financial presentation related to the impact of currency translation on net sales by division. We also disclose in Attachment 1, the net change in our total debt, net of cash, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Attachment 2 shows a non-GAAP financial presentation that describes adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA"). The Company considers this information useful to investors to allow better comparability of period-to-period operating performance.

Attachment 1
Alamo Group Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Reconciliation
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
Impact of Currency Translation on Net Sales by Division
Three Months Ended
Change due to currency translation
June 30,
2017
2016
% change
$
%
from 2016
Industrial
$
117,342
$
117,146
0.2
%
$
(392)
(0.3) %
Agricultural
54,221
51,845
4.6
%
(115)
(0.2) %
European
41,713
42,498
(1.8) %
(2,898)
(6.8) %
Total net sales $
213,276
$
211,489
0.8
%
$
(3,405)
(1.6) %
Six Months Ended
Change due to currency translation
June 30,
2017
2016
% change
$
%
from 2016
Industrial
$
243,158
$
240,424
1.1
%
$
(36)
--
%
Agricultural
105,998
100,507
5.5
%
244
0.2
%
European
79,509
81,529
(2.5) %
(6,167)
(7.6) %
Total net sales $
428,665
$
422,460
1.5
%
$
(5,959)
(1.4) %
Consolidated Net Change of Total Debt, Net of Cash
June 30, 2017
June 30, 2016
Net Change
Current maturities
$
80
$
1,211
Long-term debt, net of current
146,017
164,003
Total debt
$
146,097
$
165,214
Total cash
74,637
44,972
Total debt net of cash
$
71,460
$
120,242
$
48,782
Attachment 2
Alamo Group Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Reconciliation
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
Adjusted EBITDA
Six Months Ended
Trailing Twelve Months
Ended
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
December 31,
2017
2016
2017
2016
Income from operations
$
40,258 $
34,330
$
73,548 $
67,620
Depreciation
8,364
9,155
16,905
17,696
Amortization
1,664
1,655
3,326
3,317
EBITDA
$
50,286 $
45,140
$
93,779 $
88,633
Fourth quarter 2016 non-cash expense related to pension termination
2,889
2,889
Adjusted EBITDA
$
96,668 $
91,522

View original content:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/alamo-group-announces-record-2017-second-quarter-results-300

SOURCE Alamo Group Inc.

https://rt.prnewswire.com/rt.gif?NewsItemId=NY56716&Transmission_Id=201708021615PR_NEWS_USPR_____NY56716&DateId=20170802