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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2017
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:09:01 PM
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Summary

Kadant Raises Guidance

Kadant (KAI) reported 2nd Quarter June 2017 earnings of $1.04 per share on revenue of $110.2 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.91 per share on revenue of $111.9 million. Revenue fell 1.4% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company said it expects third quarter earnings of $1.12 to $1.16 per share on revenue of $139.0 million to $142.0 million. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.92 per share on revenue of $111.2 million for the quarter ending September 30, 2017. The company also said it expects 2017 earnings of $3.99 to $4.07 per share on revenue of $488.0 million to $494.0 million. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $3.27 to $3.37 per share on revenue of $427.0 million to $437.0 million and the current consensus earnings estimate is $3.46 per share on revenue of $433.6 million for the year ending December 31, 2017.

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
$1.04
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.91
Reported Revenue
$110.2 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$111.9 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Kadant Reports 2017 Second Quarter Results

Kadant Inc. (KAI) reported its financial results for the second quarter ended July 1, 2017.

Second Quarter 2017 Highlights

-- GAAP diluted EPS decreased 4% to $0.72

-- Adjusted diluted EPS increased 18% to a record $1.04

-- Net income decreased 3% to $8 million

Adjusted EBITDA increased 5% to a record $19 million and represented 17% of revenue

-- Revenue decreased 1% to $110 million

-- Gross margin was 47.9%

-- Bookings increased 23% to a record $120 million

-- Cash flows from operations increased 73% to $24 million

Note: Adjusted diluted EPS, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted EBITDA margin are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude certain items as detailed later in this press release.

Management Commentary "Following our strong first quarter of 2017, we had another outstanding quarter with record bookings, adjusted diluted EPS, and adjusted EBITDA," said Jonathan Painter, president and chief executive officer of Kadant. "Our adjusted diluted EPS performance achieved a new milestone and was driven by a strong gross margin, which benefited from near-record parts and consumables revenue. Our adjusted diluted EPS excludes the costs related to our acquisition of the forest products business of NII FPG Company (NII), which we completed in early July. We are working hard on the integration of this business, which is proceeding quite well. The more we learn about NII and its management team the more optimistic we are about our future together.

"Our record bookings of $120 million in the second quarter extended our strong bookings performance beyond the previous two quarters and was led by our Stock-Preparation and Wood-Processing product lines, each of which achieved over 30 percent growth in bookings compared to the same period last year. From a geographic perspective, bookings in China and Europe were strong in the second quarter for both capital and parts and consumables products. Another highlight of the quarter was our cash flows from operations of $24 million, which were the second highest in our history."

Second Quarter 2017 Results Revenue decreased one percent compared to the second quarter of 2016 to $110.2 million, including a $2.7 million decrease from the unfavorable effect of foreign currency translation. Excluding the impact of foreign currency translation, revenue was up one percent compared to the second quarter of 2016. Gross margin was 47.9 percent. Net income was $8.1 million, or $0.72 per diluted share, compared to $8.3 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2016, and included an $0.8 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, decrease from the unfavorable effects of foreign currency translation. Adjusted diluted EPS increased 18 percent to $1.04 in the second quarter of 2017, compared to $0.88 in the second quarter of 2016. Adjusted diluted EPS in the second quarter of 2017 excludes $0.32 of acquisition costs. Adjusted diluted EPS in the second quarter of 2016 excludes $0.12 of amortization from acquired profit in inventory and backlog and $0.01 of acquisition costs. Adjusted EBITDA increased five percent to $18.8 million compared to $17.9 million in the second quarter of 2016. Adjusted EBITDA excludes $4.1 million of acquisition costs in the second quarter of 2017 and $0.3 million of acquisition costs and $1.9 million from the amortization of acquired profit in inventory and backlog in the second quarter of 2016. Bookings increased 23 percent to a record $120.3 million compared to $98.1 million in the second quarter of 2016, including a $3.5 million decrease from the unfavorable effect of foreign currency translation.

Guidance "We are increasing our guidance for the second half of 2017 due to both the improved outlook for our existing business, as well as the acquisition of NII," Mr. Painter continued. "We expect to report full year revenue of $488 to $494 million, revised from our previous guidance of $427 to $437 million. We expect to achieve GAAP diluted EPS of $3.18 to $3.26 in 2017, revised from our previous guidance of $3.27 to $3.37. The revised 2017 guidance includes acquisition costs of $4.8 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, and amortization expense associated with acquired profit in inventory and backlog of $7.0 million, or $0.45 per diluted share. Excluding these acquisition-related expenses, we expect adjusted diluted EPS of $3.99 to $4.07 for 2017. For the third quarter of 2017, we expect GAAP diluted EPS of $0.83 to $0.87 on revenue of $139 to $142 million, including $0.02 of acquisition costs and $0.27 of amortization expense associated with acquired inventory and backlog. Excluding these acquisition-related expenses, we expect adjusted diluted EPS of $1.12 to $1.16 for the third quarter of 2017."

Conference Call Kadant will hold a webcast with a slide presentation for investors on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. eastern time to discuss its second quarter 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 58886672. 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 September 1, 2017.

Shortly after the webcast, Kadant will post its updated general investor presentation incorporating the second quarter 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, adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS), adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (adjusted EBITDA), and adjusted EBITDA margin.

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 included a $2.7 million and a $3.8 million unfavorable foreign currency translation effect in the second quarter and first six months of 2017, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2016. Revenue in the first six months of 2017 also included $13.3 million from an acquisition completed in 2016. We present increases or decreases in revenue excluding the effect of acquisitions and foreign currency translation to provide investors insight into underlying revenue trends.

Adjusted operating income, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net income, and adjusted diluted EPS exclude acquisition costs, amortization of acquired profit in inventory and backlog, and other income. 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 or income or none at all.

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

A pre-tax gain on the sale of assets of $0.3 million in the first six months of 2016.

Pre-tax acquisition costs of $4.1 million in the second quarter and $4.4 million in the first six months of 2017. Pre-tax acquisition costs of $0.3 million in the second quarter and $1.7 million in the first six months of 2016.

Pre-tax expense related to acquired profit in inventory and backlog of $1.9 million in the second quarter and first six months of 2016.

Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted EPS exclude:

An after-tax gain on the sale of assets of $0.2 million ($0.3 million net of tax of $0.1 million) in the first six months of 2016.

After-tax acquisition costs of $3.6 million ($4.1 million net of tax of $0.5 million) in the second quarter of 2017 and $3.8 million ($4.4 million net of tax of $0.6 million) in the first six months of 2017. After-tax acquisition costs of $0.2 million ($0.3 million net of tax of $0.1 million) in the second quarter of 2016 and $1.5 million ($1.7 million net of tax of $0.2 million) in the first six months of 2016.

After-tax expense related to acquired profit in inventory and backlog of $1.4 million ($1.9 million net of tax of $0.5 million) in the second quarter and first six months of 2016.

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
Six Months Ended
Consolidated Statement of Income
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
Revenues
$ 110,242
$ 111,828
$ 213,099
$ 208,366
Costs and Operating Expenses:
Cost of revenues
57,418
61,567
111,283
114,129
Selling, general, and administrative expenses
39,159
36,072
73,958
68,568
Research and development expenses
2,222
1,945
4,369
3,649
Other income
-
-
-
(317 )
98,799
99,584
189,610
186,029
Operating Income
11,443
12,244
23,489
22,337
Interest Income
102
66
206
121
Interest Expense
(392 )
(340 )
(740 )
(609 )
Income Before Provision for Income Taxes
11,153
11,970
22,955
21,849
Provision for Income Taxes
2,955
3,531
5,690
6,419
Net Income
8,198
8,439
17,265
15,430
Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest
(102 )
(128 )
(218 )
(243 )
Net Income Attributable to Kadant
$
8,096
$
8,311
$
17,047
$
15,187
Earnings per Share Attributable to Kadant:
Basic
$
0.74
$
0.76
$
1.55
$
1.40
Diluted
$
0.72
$
0.75
$
1.52
$
1.37
Weighted Average Shares:
Basic
11,001
10,870
10,976
10,831
Diluted
11,296
11,152
11,250
11,085
Three Months Ended
Three Months Ended
Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS (b)
July 1, 2017
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
July 2, 2016
Net Income and Diluted EPS Attributable to Kadant, as Reported
$
8,096
$
0.72
$
8,311
$
0.75
Adjustments for the Following:
Acquisition Costs, Net of Tax
3,627
0.32
168
0.01
Amortization of Acquired Profit in Inventory and Backlog, Net of Tax
-
-
1,358
0.12
Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS
$
11,723
$
1.04
$
9,837
$
0.88
Six Months Ended
Six Months Ended
July 1, 2017
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
July 2, 2016
Net Income and Diluted EPS Attributable to Kadant, as Reported
$
17,047
$
1.52
$
15,187
$
1.37
Adjustments for the Following:
Acquisition Costs, Net of Tax
3,833
0.34
1,510
0.14
Amortization of Acquired Profit in Inventory and Backlog, Net of Tax
-
-
1,358
0.12
Other Income, Net of Tax
-
-
(247 )
(0.02 )
Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS
$
20,880
$
1.86
$
17,808
$
1.61
Increase
(Decrease)
Excluding Effect
Three Months Ended
Increase
of Currency
Revenues by Product Line
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
(Decrease)
Translation (a,b)
Stock-Preparation
$
46,178
$
49,641
$
(3,463 )
$
(2,253 )
Doctoring, Cleaning, & Filtration
27,033
27,580
(547 )
54
Fluid-Handling
22,520
23,110
(590 )
(155 )
Papermaking Systems
95,731
100,331
(4,600 )
(2,354 )
Wood Processing Systems
11,393
8,768
2,625
3,125
Fiber-Based Products
3,118
2,729
389
389
$ 110,242
$ 111,828
$
(1,586 )
$
1,160
Increase
Excluding Effect
Six Months Ended
Increase
of Currency
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
(Decrease)
Translation (a,b)
Stock-Preparation
$
87,331
$
88,059
$
(728 )
$
1,008
Doctoring, Cleaning, & Filtration
52,383
51,419
964
2,167
Fluid-Handling
44,567
44,880
(313 )
357
Papermaking Systems
184,281
184,358
(77 )
3,532
Wood Processing Systems
21,336
17,475
3,861
4,013
Fiber-Based Products
7,482
6,533
949
949
$ 213,099
$ 208,366
$
4,733
$
8,494
Increase
(Decrease)
Excluding Effect
Three Months Ended
Increase
of Currency
Sequential Revenues by Product Line
July 1, 2017
April 1, 2017
(Decrease)
Translation (a,b)
Stock-Preparation
$
46,178
$
41,153
$
5,025
$
4,341
Doctoring, Cleaning, & Filtration
27,033
25,350
1,683
1,370
Fluid-Handling
22,520
22,047
473
196
Papermaking Systems
95,731
88,550
7,181
5,907
Wood Processing Systems
11,393
9,943
1,450
1,635
Fiber-Based Products
3,118
4,364
(1,246 )
(1,246 )
$ 110,242
$ 102,857
$
7,385
$
6,296
Increase
(Decrease)
Excluding Effect
Three Months Ended
Increase
of Currency
Revenues by Geography (c)
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
(Decrease)
Translation (a,b)
North America
$
51,557
$
53,830
$
(2,273 )
$
(1,736 )
Europe
33,952
32,960
992
2,400
Asia
16,545
13,985
2,560
3,465
Rest of World
8,188
11,053
(2,865 )
(2,969 )
$ 110,242
$ 111,828
$
(1,586 )
$
1,160
Increase
(Decrease)
Excluding Effect
Six Months Ended
Increase
of Currency
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
(Decrease)
Translation (a,b)
North America
$ 101,723
$ 108,639
$
(6,916 )
$
(6,539 )
Europe
66,703
53,925
12,778
15,031
Asia
28,443
26,990
1,453
3,077
Rest of World
16,230
18,812
(2,582 )
(3,075 )
$ 213,099
$ 208,366
$
4,733
$
8,494
Increase
Excluding Effect
Three Months Ended
of Currency
Sequential Revenues by Geography (c)
July 1, 2017
April 1, 2017
Increase
Translation (a,b)
North America
$
51,557
$
50,166
$
1,391
$
1,407
Europe
33,952
32,751
1,201
277
Asia
16,545
11,898
4,647
4,507
Rest of World
8,188
8,042
146
105
$ 110,242
$ 102,857
$
7,385
$
6,296
Increase
Excluding Effect
Three Months Ended
of Currency
Bookings by Product Line
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
Increase
Translation (a)
Stock-Preparation
$
50,166
$
37,152
$
13,014
$
14,526
Doctoring, Cleaning, & Filtration
32,145
27,868
4,277
5,227
Fluid-Handling
25,207
23,391
1,816
2,368
Papermaking Systems
107,518
88,411
19,107
22,121
Wood Processing Systems
10,543
7,977
2,566
3,028
Fiber-Based Products
2,194
1,739
455
455
$ 120,255
$
98,127
$
22,128
$
25,604
Increase
Excluding Effect
Six Months Ended
Increase
of Currency
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
(Decrease)
Translation (a)
Stock-Preparation
$
98,488
$
66,189
$
32,299
$
34,654
Doctoring, Cleaning, & Filtration
58,698
58,869
(171 )
1,369
Fluid-Handling
51,326
45,886
5,440
6,464
Papermaking Systems
208,512
170,944
37,568
42,487
Wood Processing Systems
23,624
18,358
5,266
5,271
Fiber-Based Products
6,969
5,729
1,240
1,240
$ 239,105
$ 195,031
$
44,074
$
48,998
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
Business Segment Information
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
Gross Margin:
Papermaking Systems
48.1 %
44.6 %
48.0 %
45.5 %
Other
46.5 %
48.4 %
46.3 %
43.3 %
47.9 %
44.9 %
47.8 %
45.2 %
Operating Income:
Papermaking Systems
$
17,445
$
14,335
$
31,703
$
27,832
Corporate and Other
(6,002 )
(2,091 )
(8,214 )
(5,495 )
$
11,443
$
12,244
$
23,489
$
22,337
Adjusted Operating Income (b, g):
Papermaking Systems
$
17,445
$
16,307
$
31,703
$
30,892
Corporate and Other
(1,904 )
(1,877 )
(3,797 )
(5,281 )
$
15,541
$
14,430
$
27,906
$
25,611
Capital Expenditures:
Papermaking Systems
$
1,293
$
1,140
$
2,777
$
1,658
Corporate and Other
420
72
658
78
$
1,713
$
1,212
$
3,435
$
1,736
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
Cash Flow and Other Data
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
Cash Provided by Operations
$
23,693
$
13,691
$
25,376
$
19,209
Depreciation and Amortization Expense
3,275
4,913
6,531
7,477
Balance Sheet Data
July 1, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Assets
Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash
$
87,981
$
73,569
Accounts Receivable, net
68,994
65,963
Inventories
63,390
54,951
Unbilled Contract Costs and Fees
6,421
3,068
Other Current Assets
14,377
9,799
Property, Plant and Equipment, net
49,983
47,704
Intangible Assets
51,659
52,730
Goodwill
158,827
151,455
Other Assets
13,182
11,452
$ 514,814
$ 470,691
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Accounts Payable
$
28,875
$
23,929
Long-term Debt
60,673
61,494
Capital Lease Obligations
5,094
4,917
Other Liabilities
108,835
96,072
Total Liabilities
203,477
186,412
Stockholders’ Equity
311,337
284,279
$ 514,814
$ 470,691
Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted EBITDA
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
Reconciliation
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
July 1, 2017
July 2, 2016
Consolidated
Net Income Attributable to Kadant
$
8,096
$
8,311
$
17,047
$
15,187
Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest
102
128
218
243
Provision for Income Taxes
2,955
3,531
5,690
6,419
Interest Expense, net
290
274
534
488
Operating Income
11,443
12,244
23,489
22,337
Other Income
-
-
-
(317 )
Acquisition Costs (d)
4,098
260
4,417
1,665
Acquired Backlog Amortization (e)
-
1,468
-
1,468
Acquired Profit in Inventory (f)
-
458
-
458
Adjusted Operating Income (b)
15,541
14,430
27,906
25,611
Depreciation and Amortization
3,275
3,445
6,531
6,009
Adjusted EBITDA (b)
$
18,816
$
17,875
$
34,437
$
31,620
Adjusted EBITDA Margin (b, h)
17.1 %
16.0 %
16.2 %
15.2 %
Papermaking Systems
Operating Income
$
17,445
$
14,335
$
31,703
$
27,832
Other Income
-
-
-
(317 )
Acquisition Costs (d)
-
46
-
1,451
Acquired Backlog Amortization (e)
-
1,468
-
1,468
Acquired Profit in Inventory (f)
-
458
-
458
Adjusted Operating Income (b)
17,445
16,307
31,703
30,892
Depreciation and Amortization
2,618
2,737
5,211
4,613
Adjusted EBITDA (b)
$
20,063
$
19,044
$
36,914
$
35,505
Corporate and Other
Operating Loss
$
(6,002 )
$
(2,091 )
$
(8,214 )
$
(5,495 )
Acquisition Costs (d)
4,098
214
4,417
214
Adjusted Operating Income (b)
(1,904 )
(1,877 )
(3,797 )
(5,281 )
Depreciation and Amortization
657
708
1,320
1,396
Adjusted EBITDA (b)
$
(1,247 )
$
(1,169 )
$
(2,477 )
$
(3,885 )

(a) Represents the increase (decrease) resulting 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.

(b) Represents a non-GAAP financial measure.

(c) Geographic revenues are attributed to regions based on customer location.

(d) Represents transaction costs associated with our acquisitions.

(e) Represents intangible amortization expense associated with acquired backlog.

(f) Represents expense within cost of revenues associated with acquired profit in inventory.

(g) See reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure under "Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation."

(h) 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 2,300 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. Our actual results may 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 31, 2016 and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These include risks and uncertainties relating to adverse changes in global and local economic conditions; the variability and difficulty in accurately predicting revenues from large capital equipment and systems projects; the variability and uncertainties in sales of capital equipment in China; currency fluctuations; our customers’ ability to obtain financing for capital equipment projects; changes in government regulations and policies; the oriented strand board market and levels of residential construction activity; development and use of digital media; price increases or shortages of raw materials; dependence on certain suppliers; international sales and operations; economic conditions and regulatory changes caused by the United Kingdom’s likely exit from the European Union; disruption in production; our acquisition strategy; our internal growth strategy; competition; soundness of suppliers and customers; our effective tax rate; future restructurings; soundness of financial institutions; our debt obligations; restrictions in our credit agreement; loss of key personnel; reliance on third-party research; protection of patents and proprietary rights; failure of our information systems or breaches of data security; fluctuations in our share price; and anti-takeover provisions. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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