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Kadant
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Earnings Details
Quarter December 2020
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:55:00 PM
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Kadant (KAI) Recent Earnings

Kadant (KAI) reported Quarter December 2020 earnings of $1.54 per share on revenue of $168.4 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.30 per share on revenue of $164.6 million. Revenue fell 7.8% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Kadant Inc develops, manufactures, and markets equipment and products for the papermaking, paper recycling and other process industries. It also designs and manufactures stranders and related equipment used in the production of oriented strand board.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.54
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$1.30
Reported Revenue
$168.4 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$164.6 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
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Earnings Release

Kadant Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Results

Record Bookings, Operating Cash Flow, and Free Cash Flow in Q4 2020

WESTFORD, Mass., Feb. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 2, 2021.

Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Operating cash flow increased 3% to a record $40 million.
  • Free cash flow increased 7% to a record $38 million.
  • Bookings increased 23% to a record $197 million.
  • Revenue decreased 8% to $168 million.
  • GAAP diluted EPS increased 84% to $1.40.
  • Adjusted diluted EPS increased 17% to $1.54.
  • Net income increased 85% to $16 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $32 million and represented 19.1% of revenue.

Fiscal Year Financial Highlights

  • Operating cash flow was $93 million and free cash flow was $85 million.
  • Bookings decreased 6% to $648 million.
  • Revenue decreased 10% to $635 million.
  • GAAP diluted EPS increased 5% to $4.77.
  • Adjusted diluted EPS decreased 7% to $5.00.
  • Net income increased 6% to $55 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA decreased 9% to $116 million and represented 18.3% of revenue.

Note: Percent changes above are based on comparison to the prior year period. Free cash flow, adjusted diluted EPS, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, and changes in organic revenue are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude certain items as detailed later in this press release under the heading “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

Management Commentary
“While the past year has been dominated by the global pandemic that impacted communities around the world, I am proud of the pivotal role Kadant has played in helping essential industries continue to operate,” said Jeffrey L. Powell, president and chief executive officer. “Our leadership teams across the globe continue to work tirelessly to safeguard our employees while meeting the needs of our customers. New order activity and revenue continued their upward trajectory in the fourth quarter of 2020 led by robust capital project activity in our Industrial Processing segment and strong demand for our parts and consumables across all our operating segments.

“Overall, the quarter was better than expected with solid execution from our businesses enabling us to deliver strong margins and earnings in the fourth quarter. This led to record cash flow from operations and record free cash flow in the quarter which, combined with our debt repayments, helped reduce our leverage ratio to 1.61. As our end-market conditions improve and the broader macroeconomic outlook becomes increasingly positive, we are well-positioned to capitalize on new opportunities and accelerate revenue growth.”

Fourth Quarter 2020 compared to 2019
Revenue decreased eight percent to $168.4 million compared to $182.7 million in 2019. Organic revenue was down 10 percent, which excludes an acquisition and a two percent increase from the favorable effect of foreign currency translation. Gross margin was 44.1 percent compared to 40.9 percent in 2019.

GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $1.40 compared to $0.76 in 2019. Adjusted diluted EPS increased 17 percent to $1.54 compared to $1.32 in 2019. Adjusted diluted EPS in 2020 excludes $0.13 of impairment and restructuring costs and $0.01 of acquired backlog amortization. Adjusted diluted EPS in 2019 excludes a $0.55 settlement loss, $0.17 of impairment and restructuring costs, and a $0.16 discrete tax benefit. Net income was $16.2 million compared to $8.7 million in 2019 and adjusted EBITDA was $32.1 million compared to $32.2 million in the prior year quarter. Cash flow from operations increased three percent to a record $40.3 million compared to $39.2 million in 2019.

Bookings increased 23 percent to a record $196.5 million compared to $159.8 million in 2019. Organic bookings increased 20 percent, which excludes an acquisition and a three percent increase from the favorable effect of foreign currency translation.

Fiscal Year 2020 compared to 2019
Revenue decreased 10 percent to $635.0 million compared to $704.6 million in 2019. Organic revenue was down 10 percent, which excludes an acquisition and the unfavorable effect of foreign currency translation. Gross margin was 43.7 percent compared to 41.7 percent in 2019.

GAAP diluted EPS increased five percent to $4.77 compared to $4.54 in 2019. Adjusted diluted EPS decreased seven percent to $5.00 compared to $5.36 in 2019. Adjusted diluted EPS in 2020 excludes $0.19 of impairment and restructuring costs, $0.04 of acquired backlog amortization, $0.03 of acquisition costs, and a $0.03 discrete tax benefit. Adjusted diluted EPS in 2019 excludes a $0.55 settlement loss, $0.32 of acquired profit in inventory and backlog amortization, a $0.29 discrete tax benefit, $0.17 of impairment and restructuring costs, and $0.06 of acquisition costs. Net income was $55.2 million compared to $52.1 million in 2019. Adjusted EBITDA decreased nine percent to $115.9 million compared to $127.1 million in 2019. Cash flow from operations decreased five percent to $92.9 million compared to $97.4 million in 2019.

Bookings decreased six percent to $648.5 million compared to $688.3 million in 2019. Organic bookings were down six percent, which excludes an acquisition and the unfavorable effect of foreign currency translation.

Summary and Outlook
“Our record bookings in the fourth quarter were led by strong capital project activity and solid contributions from our parts and consumables," Mr. Powell continued. "As we start 2021, we expect demand to improve as industrial production continues to strengthen. Our global footprint and the diversity of our product offerings have provided stability as the timing of the market recovery has varied by region and industry. While we have seen a recent strengthening in demand, there is uncertainty in how global markets may respond to the pandemic as the vaccine distribution has proven to be uneven around the world. As a result, we will not be providing guidance at this time.”

Conference Call
Kadant will hold a webcast with a slide presentation for investors on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. eastern time to discuss its fourth quarter and full-year performance, as well as future expectations. To access the webcast, including the slideshow and accompanying audio, go to www.kadant.com and click on “Investors.” To listen to the webcast via teleconference, call 888-326-8410 within the U.S., or +1-704-385-4884 outside the U.S. and reference participant passcode 2636925. Prior to the call, our earnings release and the slides used in the webcast presentation will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and will be available at www.sec.gov. An archive of the webcast presentation will be available on our website until March 19, 2021.

Shortly after the webcast, Kadant will post its updated general investor presentation incorporating the fourth quarter and fiscal year results on its website at www.kadant.com under the “Investors” section.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to the financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), we use certain non-GAAP financial measures, including increases or decreases in revenue excluding the effect of acquisitions and foreign currency translation (organic revenue), adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted EPS, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA), adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, and free cash flow.

We believe these non-GAAP financial measures, when taken together with the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of our core business, operating results, or future outlook. We believe that the inclusion of such measures helps investors gain an understanding of our underlying operating performance and future prospects, consistent with how management measures and forecasts our performance, especially when comparing such results to previous periods or forecasts and to the performance of our competitors. Such measures are also used by us in our financial and operating decision-making and for compensation purposes. We also believe this information is responsive to investors' requests and gives them an additional measure of our performance.

The non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release are not meant to be considered superior to or a substitute for the results of operations prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release have limitations associated with their use as compared to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, in that they may be different from, and therefore not comparable to, similar measures used by other companies.

Revenue in the fourth quarter of 2020 included a $3.6 million favorable foreign currency translation effect and $0.7 million from an acquisition. Revenue in 2020 included a $2.2 million unfavorable foreign currency translation effect and $1.6 million from an acquisition. We present increases or decreases in organic revenue, which excludes the effect of acquisitions and foreign currency translation, to provide investors insight into underlying revenue trends.

Our non-GAAP financial measures exclude benefit plan settlement losses, impairment and restructuring costs, acquisition costs, amortization expense related to acquired profit in inventory and backlog, and discrete tax items. Free cash flow excludes capital expenditures from cash flow from operations. These items are excluded as they are not indicative of our core operating results and are not comparable to other periods, which have differing levels of incremental costs, expenditures or income, or none at all.

Fourth Quarter

Adjusted operating income, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted EBITDA margin exclude:

  • Pre-tax impairment and restructuring costs of $2.1 million in 2020 and $2.5 million in 2019.
  • Pre-tax expense related to acquired backlog amortization of $0.2 million in 2020.

Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted EPS exclude:

  • After-tax settlement loss of $6.4 million ($5.9 million pre-tax and tax expense of $0.5 million) in 2019.
  • After-tax impairment and restructuring costs of $1.5 million ($2.1 million net of tax of $0.6 million) in 2020 and $1.9 million ($2.5 million net of tax of $0.6 million) in 2019.
  • After-tax expense related to acquired backlog amortization of $0.1 million ($0.2 million net of tax of $0.1 million) in 2020.
  • A discrete tax benefit of $1.8 million in 2019.

Free cash flow is calculated as cash flow from operations less:

  • Capital expenditures of $2.2 million in 2020 and $3.7 million in 2019.

Fiscal Year

Adjusted operating income, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted EBITDA margin exclude:

  • Pre-tax impairment and restructuring costs of $3.0 million in 2020 and $2.5 million in 2019.
  • Pre-tax acquisition costs of $0.5 million in 2020 and $0.8 million in 2019.
  • Pre-tax expense related to acquired backlog amortization of $0.5 million in 2020 and $1.3 million in 2019.
  • Pre-tax expense related to amortization of acquired profit in inventory of $3.5 million in 2019.

Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted EPS exclude:

  • After-tax settlement loss of $6.4 million ($5.9 million pre-tax and tax expense of $0.5 million).
  • After-tax impairment and restructuring costs of $2.2 million ($3.0 million net of tax of $0.8 million) in 2020 and $1.9 million ($2.5 million net of tax of $0.6 million) in 2019.
  • After-tax acquisition costs of $0.4 million ($0.5 million net of tax of $0.1 million) in 2020 and $0.7 million ($0.8 million net of tax of $0.1 million) in 2019.
  • After-tax expense related to acquired backlog amortization of $0.4 million ($0.5 million net of tax of $0.1 million) in 2020 and $1.0 million ($1.3 million net of tax of $0.3 million) in 2019.
  • After-tax expense related to amortization of acquired profit in inventory of $2.7 million ($3.5 million net of tax of $0.8 million) in 2019.
  • A discrete tax benefit of $0.3 million in 2020 and $3.3 million in 2019.

Free cash flow is calculated as cash flow from operations less:

  • Capital expenditures of $7.6 million in 2020 and $10.0 million in 2019.

Reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are set forth in this press release.

Financial Highlights (unaudited)        
(In thousands, except per share amounts and percentages)    
           
    Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
Consolidated Statement of Income Jan. 2, 2021 Dec. 28, 2019 Jan. 2, 2021 Dec. 28, 2019
Revenue $168,431   $182,659   $635,028   $704,644  
Costs and Operating Expenses:        
 Cost of revenue94,212   108,032   357,722   410,884  
 Selling, general, and administrative expenses47,387   47,642   181,905   192,525  
 Research and development expenses2,766   2,904   11,298   10,884  
 Impairment and restructuring costs (b) 2,053   2,528   2,979   2,528  
   146,418   161,106   553,904   616,821  
Operating Income 22,013   21,553   81,124   87,823  
Interest Income 41   55   181   213  
Interest Expense (1,363)  (2,612)  (7,423)  (12,755) 
Other Expense, Net (c) (100)  (6,063)  (195)  (6,359) 
Income Before Provision for Income Taxes 20,591   12,933   73,687   68,922  
Provision for Income Taxes 4,210   4,048   17,948   16,358  
Net Income 16,381   8,885   55,739   52,564  
Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest (174)  (136)  (543)  (496) 
Net Income Attributable to Kadant $16,207   $8,749   $55,196   $52,068  
           
Earnings per Share Attributable to Kadant:        
  Basic $1.41   $0.77   $4.81   $4.63  
  Diluted $1.40   $0.76   $4.77   $4.54  
           
Weighted Average Shares:        
  Basic 11,513   11,344   11,482   11,235  
  Diluted 11,608   11,525   11,564   11,457  
           
    Three Months Ended Three Months Ended
Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS (a)Jan. 2, 2021 Jan. 2, 2021 Dec. 28, 2019 Dec. 28, 2019
Net Income and Diluted EPS Attributable to Kadant, as Reported $16,207   $1.40   $8,749   $0.76  
Adjustments for the Following:        
 Settlement Loss, Net of Tax (c)       6,352   0.55  
 Impairment and Restructuring Costs, Net of Tax (b) 1,543   0.13   1,905   0.17  
 Amortization of Acquired Backlog, Net of Tax (g) 132   0.01   15     
 Discrete Tax Items (i)       (1,839)  (0.16) 
Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS (a)$17,882   $1.54   $15,182   $1.32  
           
    Twelve Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS (a)Jan. 2, 2021 Jan. 2, 2021 Dec. 28, 2019 Dec. 28, 2019
Net Income and Diluted EPS Attributable to Kadant, as Reported $55,196   $4.77   $52,068   $4.54  
Adjustments for the Following:        
 Settlement Loss, Net of Tax (c)       6,352   0.55  
 Impairment and Restructuring Costs, Net of Tax (b) 2,210   0.19   1,905   0.17  
 Acquisition Costs, Net of Tax 355   0.03   699   0.06  
 Amortization of Acquired Profit in Inventory and Backlog, Net of Tax (g,h) 407   0.04   3,702   0.32  
 Discrete Tax Items (i) (338)  (0.03)  (3,338)  (0.29) 
Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS (a)$57,830   $5.00   $61,388   $5.36  
           
    Three Months Ended   Decrease Excluding Acquisition and FX (a,e)
Revenue by Segment (d) Jan. 2, 2021 Dec. 28, 2019 Decrease 
Flow Control $60,115   $61,547   $(1,432)  $(2,304) 
Industrial Processing 69,109   79,049   (9,940)  (12,283) 
Material Handling 39,207   42,063   (2,856)  (3,951) 
    $168,431   $182,659   $(14,228)  $(18,538) 
           
Percentage of Parts and Consumables Revenue 67 % 60 %    
           
    Twelve Months Ended Decrease Decrease Excluding Acquisition and FX (a,e)
  Jan. 2, 2021 Dec. 28, 2019  
Flow Control $225,444   $250,339   $(24,895)  $(22,073) 
Industrial Processing 261,577   301,948   (40,371)  (41,658) 
Material Handling 148,007   152,357   (4,350)  (5,267) 
    $635,028   $704,644   $(69,616)  $(68,998) 
           
Percentage of Parts and Consumables Revenue 66 % 63 %    
           
    Three Months Ended Increase (Decrease) Increase (Decrease) Excluding Acquisition and FX (e)
Bookings by Segment (d) Jan. 2, 2021 Dec. 28, 2019  
Flow Control $61,878   $56,974   $4,904   $4,171  
Industrial Processing 94,759   61,874   32,885   29,972  
Material Handling 39,898   40,935   (1,037)  (2,196) 
    $196,535   $159,783   $36,752   $31,947  
           
Percentage of Parts and Consumables Bookings 61 % 70 %    
           
    Twelve Months Ended Decrease Decrease Excluding Acquisition and FX (e)
  Jan. 2, 2021 Dec. 28, 2019  
Flow Control $228,591   $241,220   $(12,629)  $(9,345) 
Industrial Processing 273,644   290,881   (17,237)  (18,818) 
Material Handling 146,242   156,184   (9,942)  (11,201) 
    $648,477   $688,285   $(39,808)  $(39,364) 
           
Percentage of Parts and Consumables Bookings 65 % 64 %    
           
    Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
Business Segment Information (d) Jan. 2, 2021 Dec. 28, 2019 Jan. 2, 2021 Dec. 28, 2019
Gross Margin:        
  Flow Control 52.5 % 50.5 % 52.9 % 51.4 %
  Industrial Processing 42.3 % 36.2 % 41.3 % 38.3 %
  Material Handling 34.3 % 35.6 % 33.7 % 32.5 %
    44.1 % 40.9 % 43.7 % 41.7 %
           
Operating Income:        
  Flow Control $14,170   $12,123   $51,530   $55,343  
  Industrial Processing 10,824   10,769   42,971   49,599  
  Material Handling 4,034   6,085   14,375   11,600  
  Corporate (7,015)  (7,424)  (27,752)  (28,719) 
    $22,013   $21,553   $81,124   $87,823  
           
Adjusted Operating Income (a,f):        
  Flow Control $14,108   $12,123   $52,189   $55,343  
  Industrial Processing 12,840   13,297   45,788   52,127  
  Material Handling 4,310   6,105   14,907   17,315  
  Corporate (7,015)  (7,424)  (27,752)  (28,719) 
    $24,243   $24,101   $85,132   $96,066  
           
Capital Expenditures:        
  Flow Control $1,141   $825   $2,808   $2,639  
  Industrial Processing 663   1,890   3,123   5,113  
  Material Handling 372   999   1,539   2,144  
  Corporate    7   125   61  
    $2,176   $3,721   $7,595   $9,957  
           
    Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
Cash Flow and Other Data Jan. 2, 2021 Dec. 28, 2019 Jan. 2, 2021 Dec. 28, 2019
Cash Provided by Operations $40,283   $39,247   $92,884   $97,413  
Less: Capital Expenditures (2,176)  (3,721)  (7,595)  (9,957) 
Free Cash Flow (a) $38,107   $35,526   $85,289   $87,456  
           
Depreciation and Amortization Expense $8,074   $8,086   $31,334   $32,390  
         
Balance Sheet Data     Jan. 2, 2021 Dec. 28, 2019
Assets        
Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash     $66,640   $68,273  
Accounts Receivable, net     91,540   95,740  
Inventories     106,814   102,715  
Unbilled Revenue     7,576   13,162  
Property, Plant, and Equipment, net     84,642   86,032  
Intangible Assets     160,965   173,896  
Goodwill     351,753   336,032  
Other Assets     57,641   63,537  
        $927,571   $939,387  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity        
Accounts Payable     $32,264   $45,852  
Debt Obligations     227,963   294,717  
Other Borrowings     5,511   6,308  
Other Liabilities     164,928   165,431  
 Total Liabilities     430,666   512,308  
 Stockholders' Equity     496,905   427,079  
        $927,571   $939,387  
           
  Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation (a,d)  Jan. 2, 2021 Dec. 28, 2019 Jan. 2, 2021 Dec. 28, 2019
Consolidated        
  Net Income Attributable to Kadant $16,207   $8,749   $55,196   $52,068  
  Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest 174   136   543   496  
  Provision for Income Taxes 4,210   4,048   17,948   16,358  
  Interest Expense, Net 1,322   2,557   7,242   12,542  
  Other Expense, Net (c) 100   6,063   195   6,359  
  Operating Income 22,013   21,553   81,124   87,823  
  Impairment and Restructuring Costs (b) 2,053   2,528   2,979   2,528  
  Acquisition Costs       485   843  
  Acquired Backlog Amortization (g) 177   20   544   1,323  
  Acquired Profit in Inventory (h)          3,549  
  Adjusted Operating Income (a) 24,243   24,101   85,132   96,066  
  Depreciation and Amortization 7,897   8,066   30,790   31,067  
  Adjusted EBITDA (a) $32,140   $32,167   $115,922   $127,133  
           
  Adjusted EBITDA Margin (a,j) 19.1 % 17.6 % 18.3 % 18.0 %
           
Flow Control        
  Operating Income $14,170   $12,123   $51,530   $55,343  
  Restructuring (Income) Costs (62)     659     
  Adjusted Operating Income (a) 14,108   12,123   52,189   55,343  
  Depreciation and Amortization 1,604   1,780   6,333   6,603  
  Adjusted EBITDA (a) $15,712   $13,903   $58,522   $61,946  
           
  Adjusted EBITDA Margin (a,j) 26.1 % 22.6 % 26.0 % 24.7 %
           
Industrial Processing        
  Operating Income $10,824   $10,769   $42,971   $49,599  
  Impairment and Restructuring Costs 1,933   2,528   2,138   2,528  
  Acquisition Costs       485     
  Acquired Backlog Amortization (g) 83      194     
  Adjusted Operating Income (a) 12,840   13,297   45,788   52,127  
  Depreciation and Amortization 3,371   3,281   12,969   13,012  
  Adjusted EBITDA (a) $16,211   $16,578   $58,757   $65,139  
           
  Adjusted EBITDA Margin (a,j) 23.5 % 21.0 % 22.5 % 21.6 %
           
Material Handling        
  Operating Income $4,034   $6,085   $14,375   $11,600  
  Restructuring Costs 182      182     
  Acquisition Costs          843  
  Acquired Backlog Amortization (g) 94   20   350   1,323  
  Acquired Profit in Inventory (h)          3,549  
  Adjusted Operating Income (a) 4,310   6,105   14,907   17,315  
  Depreciation and Amortization 2,862   2,946   11,278   11,205  
  Adjusted EBITDA (a) $7,172   $9,051   $26,185   $28,520  
           
  Adjusted EBITDA Margin (a,j) 18.3 % 21.5 % 17.7 % 18.7 %
           
Corporate        
  Operating Loss $(7,015)  $(7,424)  $(27,752)  $(28,719) 
  Depreciation and Amortization 60   59   210   247  
  EBITDA (a) $(6,955)  $(7,365)  $(27,542)  $(28,472) 
          
(a)Represents a non-GAAP financial measure.
           
(b)The fourth quarter of 2020 includes an intangible asset impairment charge of $1,861 ($1,389 after tax) related to our Industrial Processing segment's timber-harvesting product line and consolidated restructuring costs of $192 ($154 after tax), and the full-year 2020 includes an intangible asset impairment charge of $1,861 ($1,389 after tax) and restructuring costs of $1,118 ($821 after tax). The fourth quarter and full-year of 2019 includes an intangible asset impairment charge of $2,336 ($1,765 after tax) and restructuring costs of $192 ($140 after tax) related to our Industrial Processing segment's timber-harvesting product line.
           
(c)Includes a settlement loss of $5,887 ($6,352 after tax) in the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 28, 2019 associated with the termination of defined benefit plans at one of our U.S. operations.
           
(d)Reflects our new reportable operating segments announced on April 22, 2020. Prior period information has been recast to conform to the current period presentation.
   
(e)Represents the increase (decrease) resulting from the exclusion of an acquisition and from the conversion of current period amounts reported in local currencies into U.S. dollars at the exchange rate of the prior period compared to the U.S. dollar amount reported in the prior period.
  
(f)See reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure under "Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation."
  
(g)Represents intangible amortization expense associated with acquired backlog.
           
(h)Represents expense within cost of revenues associated with amortization of acquired profit in inventory.
           
(i)The discrete tax benefit of $1,839, or $0.16 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2019 and $3,338, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the full-year 2019 relates to the exercise of employee stock options, which were significantly higher in these periods than in other comparable reporting periods.
           
(j)Calculated as adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue in each period.

About Kadant
Kadant Inc. is a global supplier of high-value, critical components and engineered systems used in process industries worldwide. The Company’s products, technologies, and services play an integral role in enhancing process efficiency, optimizing energy utilization, and maximizing productivity in resource-intensive industries. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with approximately 2,600 employees in 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
The following constitutes a “Safe Harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including forward-looking statements about our future financial and operating performance, demand for our products, and economic and industry outlook. These forward-looking statements represent our expectations as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including those set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in Kadant’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2019 and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These include risks and uncertainties relating to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operating and financial results; adverse changes in global and local economic conditions; the variability and difficulty in accurately predicting revenues from large capital equipment and systems projects; our customers’ ability to obtain financing for capital equipment projects; international sales and operations; health epidemics; changes to government regulations and policies around the world; policies of the Chinese government; the variability and uncertainties in sales of capital equipment in China; levels of residential construction activity; reductions by our wood processing customers of their capital spending or production of oriented strand board; changes to the global timber supply; cyclical economic conditions affecting the global mining industry; development and use of digital media; currency fluctuations; demand for coal, including economic and environmental risks associated with coal; price increases or shortages of raw materials; dependence on certain suppliers; our acquisition strategy; failure of our information systems or breaches of data security and cybertheft; compliance with government regulations and policies and compliance with laws; implementation of our internal growth strategy; competition; soundness of suppliers and customers; changes in our tax provision or exposure to additional tax liabilities; our ability to successfully manage our manufacturing operations; disruption in production; future restructurings; economic conditions and regulatory changes caused by the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union; our debt obligations; restrictions in our credit agreement and note purchase agreement; substitution of an alternative index for LIBOR; loss of key personnel and effective succession planning; protection of intellectual property; fluctuations in our share price; soundness of financial institutions; environmental laws and regulations; climate change; environmental, health and safety laws and regulations; adequacy of our insurance coverage; anti-takeover provisions; and reliance on third-party research.

Contacts
Investor Contact Information:
Michael McKenney, 978-776-2000
IR@kadant.com
or
Media Contact Information:
Wes Martz, 269-278-1715
media@kadant.com


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