USAP
$7.12
Universal Stainles
$.12
1.71%
Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2022
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 6:45:00 AM
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Universal Stainles (USAP) Recent Earnings

Universal Stainles (USAP) reported breakeven results for the 2nd Quarter June 2022 on revenue of $52.2 million. The consensus estimate was a loss of $0.12 per share on revenue of $51.6 million. Revenue grew 35.5% on a year-over-year basis.

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries, manufactures and markets semi-finished and finished specialty steel products. It offers stainless steel, nickel alloys, tool steel and certain other premium alloyed steels.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.00
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
($0.12)
Reported Revenue
$52.2 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$51.6 Mil
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Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
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Grade
Earnings Release

Universal Stainless Reports Improved Second Quarter 2022 Results

  • Quarter-end Backlog reaches new record of $222.7 million, up 10% from record Q1 2022, up 125% from Q2 2021
  • Q2 2022 Sales up 10% sequentially to $52.2 million; Premium alloy sales are 17% of total sales
  • Q2 2022 Gross margin rises to 9.1% of sales. Gross margin is 12.6% of sales excluding AMJP grant benefit and charges incurred from liquid metal spill
  • Q2 2022 Net loss narrows to $1.4 million, or $0.16 per diluted share; includes $0.16 of net expense from the AMJP grant benefit and liquid metal spill
  • Q2 2022 EBITDA increases to $4.3 million; Adjusted EBITDA increases to $6.4 million

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa., July 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAP) today reported that net sales for the second quarter of 2022 were $52.2 million, an increase of 9.7% from $47.6 million in the first quarter of 2022, and 35.5% higher than net sales of $38.5 million in the second quarter of 2021. For the first six months of 2022, sales reached $99.7 million, an increase of 32.0% from $75.5 million recorded in the same period of 2021.

Sales of premium alloys in the second quarter of 2022 totaled $8.8 million, or 16.9% of sales. That compares with $8.9 million, or 18.8% of sales, in the first quarter of 2022, and $5.9 million, or 15.3% of sales, in the second quarter of 2021. Premium alloy sales for the first six months of 2022 increased 31.6% to $17.7 million versus the first six months of 2021.

As previously reported in early April, a liquid metal spill occurred during operations at the Company’s Bridgeville Electric Arc Melting facility at the beginning of the second quarter. The spill was caused by a breakthrough at the bottom of a furnace shell. Clean up and repair caused approximately seven weeks of down time at the melt operation. While all other operations continued to function as normal, the spill disrupted productivity throughout the plant due to its impact on production flow.

Chairman, President and CEO, Dennis Oates commented, “The spill presented significant challenges in the second quarter. Our team worked diligently to successfully complete clean up and repair activities and return to production consistent with our initial estimates immediately after the spill. As a result, we were able to increase sales and expand profitability in the second quarter despite the headwinds caused by the spill.”

The Company's gross margin for the second quarter of 2022 was $4.7 million, or 9.1% of sales, and included a $1.8 million benefit related to a grant received under the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection (AMJP) Program, offset by $3.6 million in charges attributed to a previously-reported liquid metal spill in April 2022. Excluding these pre-tax amounts, the gross margin for the second quarter of 2022 was $6.5 million, or 12.6% of sales. In the first quarter of 2022, the gross margin was $4.1 million, or 8.5% of sales, including a $1.1 million AMJP grant benefit. The gross margin was $2.2 million, or 5.6% of sales, in the second quarter of 2021, and included $2.1 million of fixed cost absorption charges.

Mr. Oates continued: “Aerospace demand continued to recover in the second quarter, driving our sales growth, our improving profitability and our record backlog. Specifically, our aerospace sales were up 19% from the first quarter of 2022, up 67% from the second quarter last year, and 51% higher year-to-date than the first half of 2021. Premium alloy sales, which are mainly for aerospace applications, were in line with the 2022 first quarter, and up 49% from the second quarter of 2021 and 32% higher year-to-date.

“We have exceptional growth in our backlog, which has increased each quarter in 2021 and 2022 and has reached a new record of $222.7 million. A full 26% of that backlog consisted of premium alloys.

“Profitability continued to improve in the second quarter. Gross margin returned to double digits as a percentage of sales for the first time since 2019, totaling 12.6% excluding the impacts of the AMJP grant and the liquid metal spill. This performance was achieved despite ongoing supply chain challenges, increasing inflationary pressures and staffing challenges.

“Aerospace reached 68% of sales in the second quarter. Growing traction in aerospace demand is being driven by the ramp-up in commercial airplane build rates, positive momentum in passenger travel, strong air freight activity and a healthy defense market.

“In the balance of our end markets, our power generation and oil & gas sales increased 72% and 7%, respectively, from the first quarter of 2022. Heavy equipment remains our second largest market, although sales were 11% lower sequentially as demand continues to vary quarter-to-quarter. General industrial market sales were also lower by 45% sequentially, although they are up 20% year-to-date.”

Mr. Oates concluded: “Our main priorities this quarter were to get back on track with our profitability targets and resume operations at our Bridgeville Electric Arc Melting facility where the liquid metal spill occurred. Our Melt Shop is now fully operational and we are successfully executing our plan to grow sales and improve profitability -- all of which was made possible by the hard work of our team. Because of their ongoing commitment, and despite current economic uncertainty, we expect to continue to increase our sales and profitability through the second half of the year.”   

Quarterly and Year-to-Date Results of Operations

The net loss for the second quarter of 2022 was $1.4 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $1.6 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2022 and a net loss of $2.5 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the 2021 second quarter. The net impact of the liquid metal spill and AMJP grant benefit for the second quarter of 2022 is approximately $1.4 million after tax, and accounts for the entire $0.16 per diluted share loss.

The Company’s EBITDA for the second quarter of 2022 was $4.3 million while adjusted EBITDA was $6.4 million.

Managed working capital was $147.9 million at June 30, 2022 compared with $142.7 million at March 31, 2022 and $116.0 million at the end of the second quarter of 2021. The sequential increase in managed working capital from the 2022 first quarter was mainly due to increased sales and inventory values. Inventory was $149.0 million at the end of the second quarter of 2022 compared with $147.6 million at the end of the first quarter of 2022, and $120.8 million at the end of the 2021 second quarter. The increase in inventory in the most recent quarter reflects higher raw material prices and an increased mix of premium product inventory, partly offset by lower inventory levels due to the impact of the liquid metal spill on our melt activity.

Backlog (before surcharges) increased 10.3% to $222.7 million at June 30, 2022 from $201.8 million at March 31, 2022, and increased 125.1% from $98.9 million at the end of the second quarter of 2021.

The Company’s total debt at June 30, 2022 was $84.0 million, compared with $76.0 million at March 31, 2022, and $53.0 million at June 30, 2021.

Capital expenditures for the second quarter of 2022 totaled $3.0 million, compared with $2.5 million for the first quarter of 2022, and $1.8 million in the second quarter of 2021. The Company expects capital expenditures in the second half of 2022 to increase compared to the first half, as we complete projects that were delayed due to parts availability and other supply chain challenges.

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company has scheduled a conference call for today, July 27th, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) to discuss second quarter 2022 results. Those wishing to listen to the live conference call via telephone should click here to pre-register for the call and obtain a dial-in number and personal PIN number. A simultaneous webcast will be available on the Company’s website at www.univstainless.com, and thereafter archived on the website through the end of the third quarter of 2022.

About Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., established in 1994 and headquartered in Bridgeville, PA, manufactures and markets semi-finished and finished specialty steels, including stainless steel, nickel alloys, tool steel and certain other alloyed steels. The Company's products are used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, power generation, oil and gas, and heavy equipment manufacturing. More information is available at www.univstainless.com.

Forward-Looking Information Safe Harbor

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Those risks include, among others, the Company’s ability to maintain its relationships with its significant customers and market segments; the Company’s response to competitive factors in its industry that may adversely affect the market for finished products manufactured by the Company or its customers; the Company’s ability to compete successfully with domestic and foreign producers of specialty steel products and products fashioned from alternative materials; changes in overall demand for the Company’s products and the prices at which the Company is able to sell its products in the aerospace industry, from which a substantial amount of our sales is derived; the Company’s ability to develop, commercialize, market and sell new applications and new products; the receipt, pricing and timing of future customer orders; the impact of changes in the Company’s product mix on the Company’s profitability; the Company’s ability to maintain the availability of raw materials and operating supplies with acceptable pricing; the availability and pricing of electricity, natural gas and other sources of energy that the Company needs for the manufacturing of its products; risks related to property, plant and equipment, including the Company’s reliance on the continuing operation of critical manufacturing equipment; the Company’s success in timely concluding collective bargaining agreements and avoiding strikes or work stoppages; the Company’s ability to attract and retain key personnel; the Company’s ongoing requirement for continued compliance with laws and regulations, including applicable safety and environmental regulations; the ultimate outcome of the Company’s current and future litigation matters; the Company’s ability to meet its debt service requirements and to comply with applicable financial covenants; risks associated with conducting business with suppliers and customers in foreign countries; public health issues, including COVID-19 and its uncertain impact on our facilities and operations and our customers and suppliers and the effectiveness of the Company’s actions taken in response to these risks; risks related to acquisitions that the Company may make; the Company’s ability to protect its information technology infrastructure against service interruptions, data corruption, cyber-based attacks or network security breaches; the impact on the Company’s effective tax rates from changes in tax rules, regulations and interpretations in the United States and other countries where it does business; and the impact of various economic, credit and market risk uncertainties. Many of these factors are not within the Company’s control and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance suggested herein. Any unfavorable change in the foregoing or other factors could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations. Further, the Company operates in an industry sector where securities values may be volatile and may be influenced by economic and other factors beyond the Company’s control. Certain of these risks and other risks are described in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, copies of which are available from the SEC or may be obtained upon request from the Company.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes discussions of financial measures that have not been determined in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). These measures include earnings (loss) before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) and Adjusted EBITDA. We include these measurements to enhance the understanding of our operating performance. We believe that EBITDA, considered along with net earnings (loss), is a relevant indicator of trends relating to cash generating activity of our operations. Adjusted EBITDA excludes the effect of share-based compensation expense and noted special items such as impairments and costs or income related to special events such as periods of low activity or insurance claims. We believe that excluding these costs provides a consistent comparison of the cash generating activity of our operations. We believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful to investors as they facilitate a comparison of our operating performance to other companies who also use EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as supplemental operating measures. These non-GAAP financial measures supplement our GAAP disclosures and should not be considered an alternative to the GAAP measures. These non-GAAP measures may not be entirely comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies due to potential differences among calculation methodologies. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable financial measure prepared in accordance with GAAP is included in the tables that follow.

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UNIVERSAL STAINLESS & ALLOY PRODUCTS, INC.
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Information)
(Unaudited)

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 
                
 Three months ended  Six months ended 
 June 30,  June 30, 
 2022
 2021
 2022
 2021
                
Net sales$52,156  $38,502  $99,718  $75,540 
                
Cost of products sold 47,417   36,338   90,926   73,624 
                
Gross margin 4,739   2,164   8,792   1,916 
                
Selling, general and administrative expenses 5,277   5,151   10,326   10,382 
                
Operating loss (538)  (2,987)  (1,534)  (8,466)
                
Interest expense 814   436   1,467   930 
Deferred financing amortization 56   56   112   112 
Other (income) expense, net (39)  7   (26)  23 
                
Loss before income taxes (1,369)  (3,486)  (3,087)  (9,531)
                
Income taxes 68   (993)  (35)  (2,509)
                
Net loss$(1,437) $(2,493) $(3,052) $(7,022)
                
Net loss per common share - Basic$(0.16) $(0.28) $(0.34) $(0.79)
Net loss per common share - Diluted$(0.16) $(0.28) $(0.34) $(0.79)
                
                
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding:               
Basic 8,960,770   8,900,460   8,953,460   8,894,669 
Diluted 8,960,770   8,900,460   8,953,460   8,894,669 


MARKET SEGMENT INFORMATION 
                
 Three months ended  Six months ended 
 June 30,   June 30, 
Net Sales2022
 2021
 2022 2021
                
Service centers$36,940  $28,008  $70,193  $53,852 
Original equipment manufacturers 4,182   2,785   8,886   7,580 
Rerollers 6,889   5,114   11,397   8,907 
Forgers 3,601   2,282   8,289   4,494 
Conversion services and other 544   313   953   707 
                
Total net sales$52,156  $38,502  $99,718  $75,540 
                
Tons shipped 7,316   7,268   14,145   14,316 
                
MELT TYPE INFORMATION 
                
 Three months ended  Six months ended 
 June 30,  June 30, 
Net Sales2022
 2021
 2022
 2021
                
Specialty alloys$42,824  $32,295  $81,044  $61,386 
Premium alloys* 8,788   5,894   17,721   13,447 
Conversion services and other sales 544   313   953   707 
                
Total net sales$52,156  $38,502  $99,718  $75,540 
                
END MARKET INFORMATION ** 
                
 Three months ended  Six months ended 
 June 30,  June 30, 
Net Sales2022
 2021
 2022
 2021
                
Aerospace$35,673  $21,318  $65,775  $43,545 
Power generation 2,224   1,407   3,521   2,606 
Oil & gas 4,667   3,938   9,019   7,004 
Heavy equipment 7,205   9,273   15,279   17,353 
General industrial, conversion services and other 2,387   2,566   6,124   5,032 
                
Total net sales$52,156  $38,502  $99,718  $75,540 
                
* Premium alloys represent all vacuum induction melted (VIM) products.
**The majority of our products are sold to service centers rather than the ultimate end market customers. The end market information in this press release is our estimate based upon our knowledge of our customers and the grade of material sold to them, which they will in-turn sell to the ultimate end market customer.


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 
        
 June 30,  December 31, 
 2022  2021 
Assets       
        
Cash$315  $118 
Accounts receivable, net 30,137   21,192 
Inventory, net 148,977   140,684 
Other current assets 8,931   8,567 
        
Total current assets 188,360   170,561 
Property, plant and equipment, net 158,665   159,162 
Other long-term assets 873   909 
        
Total assets$347,898  $330,632 
        
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity       
        
Accounts payable$30,156  $24,000 
Accrued employment costs 2,652   4,303 
Current portion of long-term debt 2,360   2,392 
Other current liabilities 1,087   943 
        
Total current liabilities 36,255   31,638 
Long-term debt, net 81,623   66,852 
Deferred income taxes 2,492   2,461 
Other long-term liabilities, net 3,246   3,360 
        
Total liabilities 123,616   104,311 
Stockholders’ equity 224,282   226,321 
        
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$347,898  $330,632 


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW 
        
 Six months ended 
 June 30, 
 2022  2021 
        
Operating activities:       
Net loss$(3,052) $(7,022)
Adjustments for non-cash items:       
Depreciation and amortization 9,694   9,639 
Deferred income tax (52)  (2,510)
Share-based compensation expense 695   581 
Changes in assets and liabilities:       
Accounts receivable, net (8,945)  (3,210)
Inventory, net (9,054)  (10,288)
Accounts payable 3,450   12,327 
Accrued employment costs (1,651)  2,716 
Income taxes 33   3 
Other (128)  (533)
        
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (9,010)  1,703 
        
Investing activity:       
Capital expenditures (5,482)  (4,483)
        
Net cash used in investing activity (5,482)  (4,483)
        
Financing activities:       
Borrowings under revolving credit facility 64,647   56,008 
Payments on revolving credit facility (48,810)  (45,887)
Proceeds from term loan facility -   8,571 
Payments on term loan facility, finance leases, and notes (1,210)  (15,497)
Issuance of common stock under share-based plans 62   118 
Payments of financing costs -   (539)
        
Net cash provided by financing activities 14,689   2,774 
        
Net increase (decrease) in cash 197   (6)
Cash at beginning of period 118   164 
Cash at end of period$315  $158 


RECONCILIATION OF NET LOSS TO EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA 
                
 Three months ended  Six months ended 
 June 30,  June 30, 
 2022
 2021
 2022
 2021
                
Net loss$(1,437) $(2,493) $(3,052) $(7,022)
Interest expense 814   436   1,467   930 
Income taxes 68   (993)  (35)  (2,509)
Depreciation and amortization 4,823   4,805   9,694   9,639 
EBITDA 4,268   1,755   8,074   1,038 
Share-based compensation expense 286   272   695   581 
Fixed cost absorption direct charge 1,300   2,096   1,300   4,653 
Spill costs in addition to absorption charge 2,270   -   2,270   - 
AMJP benefit (1,761)  -   (2,818)  - 
Adjusted EBITDA$6,363  $4,123  $9,521  $6,272 


CONTACTS:Dennis M. OatesSteven V. DiTommasoJune Filingeri
 Chairman,Vice President andPresident
 President and CEOChief Financial OfficerComm-Partners LLC
 (412) 257-7609(412) 257-7661(203) 972-0186


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