ALG
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Alamo Group
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Earnings Details
1st Quarter March 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM
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Alamo Group (ALG) Recent Earnings

Alamo Group (ALG) reported 1st Quarter March 2018 earnings of $1.18 per share on revenue of $238.1 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.35 per share on revenue of $237.7 million. Revenue grew 10.5% 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
$1.18
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$1.35
Reported Revenue
$238.1 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$237.7 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Alamo Group Announces Record 2018 First Quarter Results

SEGUIN, Texas, May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE: ALG) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

Highlights for the Quarter

  • Record net income for a first quarter of $14.6 million, up 19.9%
  • Record net sales for a first quarter of $238.1 million, up 10.5%
    • Industrial Division up 5.0%
    • Agricultural Division up 13.3%
    • European Division up 25.1%
  • Backlog at $237.8 million, up 62.0% compared to previous year's first quarter
  • Total effective income tax rate at 27.0% compared to 34.7% in the first quarter of 2017 resulting in a savings of approximately $1.5 million

Alamo Group's net sales for the first quarter of 2018 were $238.1 million compared to net sales of $215.4 million, for the first quarter of 2017 an increase of 10.5%.  Net income for the quarter was $14.6 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, compared to net income of $12.2 million, or $1.05 per diluted share in 2017, an increase of 19.9% in net income.  Primarily as a result of the U.S. tax reform changes in U.S. corporate tax rates, which took effect beginning in 2018, the Company's total effective income tax rate for the first quarter of 2018 was 27.0% compared to 34.7% in 2017.  This contributed approximately $1.5 million to Alamo's first quarter net income.  The results for the first quarter also included the effects of the acquisitions of Santa Izabel and Old Dominion Brush Company, which were both completed in June 2017, and R.P.M. Tech, which was completed in August 2017.  Together these three acquisitions contributed $14.5 million in net sales and $0.7 million in net income to Alamo's first quarter results.  Net sales and net income were records for a first quarter for Alamo Group.

Results by Division

Net sales for Alamo's Industrial Division in the first quarter of 2018 were $132.2 million an increase of 5.0% compared to net sales of $125.8 million in the first quarter of 2017.  The Division's income from operations for the quarter was $11.8 million compared to $12.6 million in the previous year's first quarter, a decrease of 6.1%.  The Industrial Division's results include the effects of the acquisitions of Old Dominion Brush Company and R.P.M. Tech, which combined contributed $9.6 million in net sales and $0.3 million in income from operations in the first quarter.(1)  The Division's results were negatively impacted in the first quarter by a strike at the Company's Gradall plant which resulted in sales being approximately $5.0 million below our estimates for the quarter.  The strike, which commenced on March 12, 2018, has now been settled with a new three-year contract agreed to on April 5th and the plant resumed normal operations on Monday, April 9th.

The Company's Agricultural Division net sales in the first quarter were $58.6 million compared to net sales of $51.8 million in 2017, an increase of 13.3%.  Income from operations for the quarter was $5.3 million versus $4.9 million in the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 8.1%.  The Agricultural Division results include the effects of the acquisition of Santa Izabel which contributed $5.0 million in net sales and $0.6 million in income from operations in the first quarter. (1)

Alamo's European Division net sales were $47.3 million in the first quarter of 2018, a 25.1% increase compared to net sales of $37.8 million in the prior year.  Income from operations for the quarter was $4.3 million compared to $2.8 million in the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 52.7%.

Comments on Results

Ron Robinson, Alamo Group's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to have started off fiscal 2018 on a positive note with record sales and earnings for a first quarter.  These results were achieved despite several challenges during the quarter, including a strike at one of our bigger operations, our Gradall/VacAll plant in Ohio.  This situation has now been resolved and the plant has been back functioning normally since April 9th.  We also experienced a higher level of input costs as steel and other purchased components increased at above expected rates.  In addition, sales of high margin aftermarket spare parts in the quarter were weaker than we anticipated, partly we believe due to later winter weather conditions.  But even with these issues our gross margin percentages were above those achieved in the first quarter of 2017.  We feel this is a noteworthy accomplishment as last year's first quarter net income was also at record levels.  In response to increasing input costs, several Alamo Group units initiated selective surcharges on items most affected by the cost increases and this is being taken into consideration in price increases planned for the current year.  We are also seeing some longer lead times for certain input components, but this has not resulted in delayed shipments of our products so far.

"In the first quarter we definitely benefited from the strong backlog position we had at the end of 2017.  And, even with record shipments, we finished the quarter with a backlog that was 62.0% above our backlog at the end of the first quarter of 2017.  This is certainly a healthy level for us and in some areas a little too healthy as several of our units' lead times are beginning to lengthen.  To address this in the short term, we are adding personnel and using more outsourcing. We are also increasing our capital spending for the next few years above historical levels in order to improve our overall production capacity.

"Undoubtedly in the first quarter we benefited from the U.S. tax reform measures enacted in December of 2017.  This resulted in our total effective income tax rate in the first quarter of 2018 being more than 7% below last year's rate resulting in an increase of net earnings of about $1.5 million.  We believe the rest of the year should show improvements at nearly this same rate, all else being equal.

"In addition, we are pleased that our markets, while not being robust, are continuing to show signs of incremental improvement.  This should benefit us throughout 2018 though it is uncertain how issues such as tariffs and geopolitical events will ultimately impact us.  Our Industrial markets have remained steady and even our snow removal products in this segment, which have suffered in recent years due to milder winters, returned to more normal conditions this year.  Our Agricultural markets were also up compared to the weak conditions of the last several years, though farm incomes are still well below record levels.  Finally, Alamo's strongest sales growth came from our European Division where we are benefiting from continued improvement in the overall European economy as well as from more favorable currency exchange rates.

"All in all, we continue to like where Alamo Group is positioned.  We have a strong backlog, modestly improving markets, growing margins, the benefits of our ongoing operational improvement initiatives and a more favorable tax environment which should all contribute to improved results for our Company throughout 2018."

Earnings Conference Call

Alamo Group will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter results on Friday, May 4, 2018 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 877-879-6209 (domestic) or 719-325-2463 (international). For interested individuals unable to join the call, a replay will be available until Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by dialing 888-203-1112 (domestic) or 719-457-0820 (internationally), passcode 8305796.

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 Friday, May 4, 2018, 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 3,370 employees and operates 26 plants in North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil as of March 31, 2018.  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) This is a non-GAAP financial measure or other information relating to our GAAP financial measures that we have provided to investors in order to allow greater transparency and a deeper understanding of our financial condition and operating results.  For a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure or for a more detailed explanation of financial results, refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measure Reconciliation" below and the Attachments thereto.

 

Alamo Group Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 (in thousands)

(Unaudited)



March 31,
 2018

March 31,
 2017

ASSETS







Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents


$

75,850




$

70,662



Accounts receivable, net


234,747




196,244



Inventories


168,211




141,408



Other current assets


9,116




5,246



Total current assets


487,924




413,560










Rental equipment, net


32,751




28,047










Property, plant and equipment


81,485




66,525










Goodwill


85,033




75,298



Intangible assets


51,888




49,302



Other non-current assets


6,813




2,407










Total assets


$

745,894




$

635,139










LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY







Current liabilities:







Trade accounts payable


$

61,830




$

54,361



Income taxes payable


5,537




6,924



Accrued liabilities


33,304




27,287



Current maturities of long-term debt and capital lease obligations


275




536



Total current liabilities


100,946




89,108










Long-term debt, net of current maturities


147,000




127,017



Long-term tax liability


12,316






Deferred pension liability


1,052




2,519



Other long-term liabilities


7,391




7,106



Deferred income taxes


10,807




6,533










Total stockholders' equity


466,382




402,856










Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

745,894




$

635,139



 

Alamo Group Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)



First Quarter Ended


3/31/2018


3/31/2017





Industrial

$

132,167



$

125,816


Agricultural

58,647



51,777


European

47,273



37,796


Total net sales

238,087



215,389






Cost of sales

177,830



161,225


Gross margin

60,257



54,164



25.3

%


25.1

%





Operating expenses

38,896



33,913


Income from operations

21,361



20,251



9.0

%


9.4

%





Interest expense

(1,337)



(1,327)


Interest income

100



76


Other income (expense)

(134)



(358)






Income before income taxes

19,990



18,642


Provision for income taxes

5,407



6,475






Net Income

$

14,583



$

12,167






Net income per common share:








Basic

$

1.26



$

1.06






Diluted

$

1.24



$

1.05






Average common shares:




Basic

11,606



11,472






Diluted

11,739



11,620







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 the impact of the Company's recently completed acquisitions upon Sales, Operating Income and Net Income all of which are non-GAAP financial measures.  Attachment 2 discloses a non-GAAP financial presentation related to the impact of currency translation on net sales by division. Attachment 3 shows the net change in our total debt, net of cash, and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA"), both of which are non-GAAP financial measures.  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 Acquisitions






Three Months Ended



March 31,



2018


2017






Net Sales (consolidated) - GAAP


$

238,087



$

215,389


   (less: net sales attributable to acquisitions)


(14,542)




Net Sales less acquisitions (consolidated) - non-GAAP


$

223,545



$

215,389







Net Sales (Industrial Division) - GAAP


$

132,167



$

125,816


   (less: net sales attributable to acquisition)


(9,567)




Net Sales less acquisitions (N.A. Industrial Division) - non-GAAP


$

122,600



$

125,816







Net Sales (Agricultural Division) - GAAP


$

58,647



$

51,777


   (less: net sales attributable to acquisitions)


(4,975)




Net Sales less acquisitions (N.A. Agricultural Division) - non-GAAP


$

53,672



$

51,777







Net Sales (European Division) - GAAP


$

47,273



$

37,796


   (less: net sales attributable to acquisition)





Net Sales less acquisitions (European Division) - non-GAAP


$

47,273



$

37,796












Operating Income (consolidated) - GAAP


$

21,361



$

20,251


   (less: operating income attributable to Industrial acquisitions)


(279)




   (less: operating income attributable to Agricultural acquisitions)


(557)




Operating Income less acquisitions (consolidated) - non-GAAP


$

20,525



$

20,251







Net Income (consolidated) - GAAP


$

14,583



$

12,167


   (less: net income attributable to acquisitions)


(669)




Net Income less acquisitions (consolidated) - non-GAAP


$

13,914



$

12,167







 

 

 

Attachment 2


Alamo Group Inc.

Non-GAAP Financial Reconciliation

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)


Impact of Currency Translation on Net Sales by Division












Three Months Ended
 March 31,




Change due to currency

translation


2018


2017


% change
from 2017


$


%





















Industrial

$

132,167



$

125,816



5.0

%


$

656



0.5

%

Agricultural

58,647



51,777



13.3

%


53



0.1

%

European

47,273



37,796



25.1

%


5,741



15.2

%

     Total net sales

$

238,087



$

215,389



10.5

%


$

6,450



3.0

%











 

 

 

Attachment 3


Alamo Group Inc.

Non-GAAP Financial Reconciliation

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)


Consolidated Net Change of Total Debt, Net of Cash










March 31, 2018


March 31, 2017


Net Change








Current maturities


$

275



$

536




Long-term debt,net of current


147,000



127,017




Total debt


$

147,275



$

127,553











Total cash


75,850



70,662




Total debt net of cash


$

71,425



$

56,891



$

14,534









 

EBITDA










Three Months Ended


Trailing Twelve Months Ended



March 31,
2018

March 31,
2017


March 31,
2018

December 31,
2017








Income from operations


$

21,361


$

20,251



$

90,448


$

89,338


Depreciation


4,540


4,184



17,503


17,147


Amortization


936


832



3,624


3,520


EBITDA


$

26,837


$

25,267



$

111,575


$

110,005









 

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