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Sep 01, 2022
Twin Disc, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2022 Fourth Quarter Financial Results
  • Fourth quarter sales up 14.8% year-over-year
  • Gross margin increased 410 basis points year-over-year to 31.8%
  • Net income of $7.8 million, or $0.58 per diluted share
  • Twin Disc collaborates with Hinckley Yachts to launch hybrid marine power control system
  • Six-month backlog of $101.2 million at June 30, 2022, up 44.0% from June 30, 2021, as global order rates and end-market demand continue to improve

RACINE, Wis., Sept. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Twin Disc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWIN), today reported financial results for the fiscal 2022 fourth quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Sales for the fiscal 2022 fourth quarter were $76.0 million, compared to $66.2 million for the same period last year. The 14.8% year-over-year increase in 2022 fourth quarter sales was primarily due to improving demand within the Company’s global oil and gas, industrial and marine markets compared to the same period last fiscal year. The positive impact of improving market conditions was partially offset by global supply chain challenges, which continued to limit sales growth during both the fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year. Proactive pricing actions that started in the fiscal 2022 third quarter continued to help offset inflationary cost increases in previous quarters and contributed to incremental sales as well as a strong recovery in gross margin performance. Foreign currency exchange had a $5.1 million unfavorable impact on fiscal 2022 fourth quarter sales and a $8.5 million unfavorable impact on fiscal 2022 full year sales. For the fiscal 2022 full year, sales increased 11.1% to $242.9 million from $218.6 million for fiscal 2021.

John H. Batten, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Our strong fourth quarter financial results and operating performance are encouraging and reflect improving market conditions across our global end markets, as well as the success of growth strategies and the initiatives underway to improve profitability. The positive momentum during the fourth quarter was especially strong, as we continued to successfully navigate challenging raw material, component, and supply chain conditions. I am also pleased with the significant improvement we experienced in profitability as a result of the successful pricing initiatives we put in place last quarter, the benefits of our strategies to improve manufacturing efficiencies, including our recently opened Lufkin, Texas production facility, along with an increase in aftermarket components and oil and gas transmission systems. As a result, fourth quarter net income was at the highest quarterly net income since the third quarter of fiscal 2012.”

“Our six-month backlog at June 30, 2022, was $101.2 million, compared to $70.3 million at June 30, 2021, and $108.9 million at March 25, 2022. We believe the 44.0% increase in our six-month backlog over the past 12 months indicates a significant improvement in underlying trends across our global markets. Improving oil and gas market conditions are supporting strong aftermarket component sales, as well as growing demand for new oil and gas transmission systems from pressure pumping customers in North America. As a result, we expect to benefit throughout fiscal 2023 from renewed investments from North American pressure pumping operators.”

Mr. Batten concluded: “An important component of our long-term growth strategy is to become a leading supplier of hybrid power control systems for industrial and marine applications. We recently reached an important milestone with the launch and commercialization of Twin Disc’s first marine based hybrid power control system through a collaboration with Hinckley Yachts. Through our partnership, we helped develop Hinckley Yachts’ SilentJet™ hybrid technology, and we are excited to be part of Hinckley Yachts’ cutting-edge naval architecture. Overall, our strong fourth-quarter results and favorable outlook demonstrate our continued focus on supporting our customers, modernizing our operations, diversifying our end markets and geographies, and investing in new products. I am encouraged by the direction we are headed and believe fiscal 2023 will be a strong year of sales growth and profitability.”

Gross profit percent for the fiscal 2022 fourth quarter was 31.8%, compared to 27.7% in the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter, while gross profit dollars increased 32.1%. The 410-basis point increase in gross profit percentage for the fiscal 2022 fourth quarter compared to the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter, was primarily due to improved efficiencies, prudent selling price adjustments to offset higher raw material prices, and a more profitable mix of sales. For the fiscal 2022 full year, gross profit percent was 28.3%, compared to 23.3% for the fiscal 2021 full year.

For the fiscal 2022 fourth quarter, marketing, engineering and administrative (ME&A) expenses increased $0.6 million to $17.3 million, compared to $16.7 million for the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter. As a percent of net sales, for the fiscal 2022 fourth quarter, ME&A expenses improved 250 basis points to 22.8%, compared to 25.3% for the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter. The 3.5% dollar increase in ME&A expenses in the quarter was primarily due to the absence of a prior year Employee Retention Credit and a broad-based inflationary impact, partially offset by an exchange driven decrease.   For the fiscal 2022 full year, ME&A expenses increased $4.3 million, or by 7.8%, to $60.1 million, compared to $55.7 million for the fiscal 2021 full year. As a percent of net sales, for the fiscal 2022 full year, ME&A expenses improved 80 basis points to 24.7%, compared to 25.5% for the fiscal 2021 full year.

Twin Disc recorded a restructuring benefit of $0.6 million in the fiscal 2022 fourth quarter, compared to restructuring charges of $6.6 million in the same period last fiscal year. The reversal of restructuring expenses for the fiscal 2022 fourth quarter was due to an adjustment to previous restructuring efforts at the Company’s Belgium manufacturing facility. For the fiscal 2022 full year, the Company recorded restructuring charges of $1.0 million, compared to $7.4 million for the fiscal 2021 full year.

During the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter, Twin Disc received full forgiveness of the Company’s Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan in the amount of approximately $8.2 million, which was received pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. This amount is reflected as income from extinguishment of loan in the consolidated statement of operations.

During the fiscal 2022 first quarter, Twin Disc completed a sale leaseback of its Rolla production facility in Switzerland for net proceeds of $9.1 million, which resulted in a gain of $2.9 million and was recorded in other operating income for the full year period.

For the fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year, Twin Disc recorded other income of $0.7 million and $1.3 million, respectively, primarily attributable to translation gains related to Euro denominated liabilities. For the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter and full year, Twin Disc recorded other expenses of $1.1 million and $3.4 million, respectively, also attributable to exchange rate movements related to Euro denominated liabilities.

The effective tax rate for fiscal 2022 was 17.8% compared to -200.0% for fiscal 2021. During the prior fiscal year, the Company recorded a full domestic valuation allowance due to continued historical domestic losses and uncertain future domestic earnings, reducing the effective tax rate by 248.2%.

Net income attributable to Twin Disc for the fiscal 2022 fourth quarter was $7.8 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $(21.5 million), or $(1.62) per diluted share, for the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter. For the fiscal 2022 full year, net income attributable to Twin Disc was $8.1 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $(29.7 million), or $(2.24) per diluted share for the fiscal 2021 full year.  

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)* was $10.6 million for the fiscal 2022 fourth quarter, compared to $4.9 million for the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter. For the fiscal 2022 full year, EBITDA was $21.6 million compared to EBITDA of $3.6 million for the fiscal 2021 full year.

Jeffrey S. Knutson, Vice President – Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary stated, “We expect to generate higher levels of positive operating cash flow during fiscal 2023, which over the near term we will allocate to pay down debt, strengthen our balance sheet, and invest in our operations and growth initiatives. In addition, we believe current working capital levels will support near-term sales growth, and we are focused on reducing inventory levels throughout fiscal 2023. We anticipate the sale of our corporate headquarters during fiscal 2023, which is expected to save $0.7 million in annual operating expenses. We also continue to pursue strategies that modernize our global facilities, and we are planning to invest approximately $12 million - $15 million in capital expenditures during fiscal 2023.”

Twin Disc will be hosting a conference call to discuss these results and to answer questions at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on, September 1, 2022. To participate in the conference call, please dial 877-407-9039 five to ten minutes before the call is scheduled to begin. A replay will be available from 2:00 p.m. September 1, 2022, until midnight September 8, 2022. The number to hear the teleconference replay is 844-512-2921. The access code for the replay is 13731795.  

The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet. To listen to the call via the Internet, access Twin Disc's website at http://ir.twindisc.com and follow the instructions at the webcast link. The archived webcast will be available shortly after the call on the Company's website.

About Twin Disc, Inc.
Twin Disc, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells marine and heavy-duty off-highway power transmission equipment. Products offered include marine transmissions, azimuth drives, surface drives, propellers and boat management systems, as well as power-shift transmissions, hydraulic torque converters, power take-offs, industrial clutches and control systems. The Company sells its products to customers primarily in the pleasure craft, commercial and military marine markets, as well as in the energy and natural resources, government and industrial markets. The Company’s worldwide sales to both domestic and foreign customers are transacted through a direct sales force and a distributor network. For more information, please visit www.twindisc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain statements that are forward looking as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission in its rules, regulations and releases. The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. All forward-looking statements are based on current expectations regarding important risk factors including those identified in the Company’s most recent periodic report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, and the making of such statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the results expressed therein will be achieved. Risk factors also include the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and any impact the COVID-19 pandemic may have on the Company’s business operations, as well as its impact on general economic and financial market conditions.

*Non-GAAP Financial Disclosures
Financial information excluding the impact of asset impairments, restructuring charges, foreign currency exchange rate changes and the impact of acquisitions, if any, in this press release are not measures that are defined in U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”). These items are measures that management believes are important to adjust for in order to have a meaningful comparison to prior and future periods and to provide a basis for future projections and for estimating our earnings growth prospects. Non-GAAP measures are used by management as a performance measure to judge profitability of our business absent the impact of foreign currency exchange rate changes and acquisitions. Management analyzes the company’s business performance and trends excluding these amounts.  These measures, as well as EBITDA, provide a more consistent view of performance than the closest GAAP equivalent for management and investors. Management compensates for this by using these measures in combination with the GAAP measures. The presentation of the non-GAAP measures in this press release are made alongside the most directly comparable GAAP measures.

Definition – Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA)
The sum of, net earnings and adding back provision for income taxes, interest expense, depreciation and amortization expenses: this is a financial measure of the profit generated excluding the above-mentioned items.

--Financial Results Follow--

 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(In thousands, except per-share data; unaudited)
       
  Quarter Ended   Year Ended
  June 30,
2022

June 30,
2021

  June 30,
2022

      June 30,
2021 
Net sales $ 75,974     $ 66,204     $ 242,913     $ 218,581  
Cost of goods sold   51,782       47,889       174,101       167,724  
Gross profit   24,192       18,315       68,812       50,857  
           
Marketing, engineering, and administrative expenses   17,332       16,750       60,085       55,750  
Restructuring (income) expenses   (569 )     6,600       973       7,377  
Other operating income   (325 )     -       (3,282 )     -  
           
Income (loss) from operations   7,754       (5,035 )     11,036

      (12,270

)

Interest expense   534       588       2,128       2,358  
Income from extinguishment of loan   -       (8,200 )     -       (8,200 )
Other (income) expense, net   (713 )     1,097       (1,321 )     3,411  
    (179 )     (6,515 )     807       (2,431 )
Income (loss) before income taxes and noncontrolling interest   7,933       1,480       10,229       (9,839 )
Income tax expense   66       22,948       1,823       19,681  
           
Net income (loss)   7,867       (21,468 )     8,406       (29,519 )
Less: Net earnings attributable to          
noncontrolling interest, net of tax   (88 )     (53 )     (311 )     (200 )
Net income (loss) attributable to Twin Disc $         7,779     $         (21,521 )   $         8,095     $         (29,719 )
           
Income (loss) per share data:          
Basic income (loss) per share attributable to Twin Disc common shareholders $         0.58     $         (1.62 )   $         0.61     $         (2.24 )
Diluted income (loss) per share attributable to Twin Disc common shareholders $         0.58     $         (1.62 )   $         0.60     $         (2.24 )
           
Weighted average shares outstanding data:          
Basic shares outstanding   13,399       13,270       13,353       13,247  
Diluted shares outstanding   13,456       13,270       13,382       13,247  
           
Comprehensive income (loss):          
Net income (loss) $ 7,867     $ (21,468 )   $ 8,406     $ (29,519 )
Benefit plan adjustments, net of income taxes of
$3, $3,086, $7 and $3,791, respectively
  (1,775 )     583       (263 )     12,113  
Foreign currency translation adjustment   (5,234 )     (3,008 )     (11,593 )     5,639  
Unrealized gain on hedges, net of income taxes of $0, ($12), $0 and $235, respectively           502               193               2,250               760  
Comprehensive income (loss) $ 1,360       (23,700 )     (1,200 )     (11,007 )
Less: Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest           60               (34 )             176               (101 )
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Twin Disc $         1,300     $         (23,734 )   $         (1,024 )   $         (11,108 )
                               
                               


 
RECONCILIATION OF CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME (LOSS) TO EBITDA
(In thousands; unaudited)
     
  Quarter Ended Year Ended
  June 30,
2022
  June 30,
2021
  June 30,
2022
  June 30,
2021
Net income (loss) attributable to Twin Disc $ 7,779   $ (21,521 )   $ 8,095   $ (29,719 )
Interest expense   534     588       2,128     2,358  
Income taxes   66     22,948       1,823     19,681  
Depreciation and amortization   2,230     2,877       9,547     11,243  
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization $ 10,609   $ 4,892     $ 21,593   $ 3,563  
                           
                           


 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands; except per share amounts, unaudited)
     
  June 30, June 30,
    2022       2021  
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash $ 12,521     $ 12,340  
Trade accounts receivable, net   45,452       39.491  
Inventories   127,109       114,967  
Assets held for sale   2,968       9,539  
Prepaid expenses   7,756       5,704  
Other   8,646       9,926  
Total current assets   204,452       191,967  
     
Property, plant and equipment, net   41,615       45,463  
Right-of-use assets operating leases   12,685       14,736  
Intangible assets, net   13,010       17,480  
Deferred income taxes   2,178       2,511  
Other assets   2,583       3,256  
     
TOTAL ASSETS $ 276,523     $ 275,413  
     
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY    
Current liabilities:    
Current maturities of long-term debt $ 2,000     $ 2,000  
Accounts payable   28,536       31,011  
Accrued liabilities   50,542       45,549  
     
Total current liabilities   81,078       78,560  
     
Long-term debt   34,543       30,085  
Lease obligations   10,575       12,887  
Accrued retirement benefits   9,974       11,176  
Deferred income taxes   3,802       5,045  
Other long-term liabilities   5,363       7,000  
     
Total liabilities   145,335       144,753  
     
Twin Disc shareholders’ equity:    
Preferred shares authorized: 200,000; issued: none; no par value   -       -  
Common shares authorized: 30,000,000; Issued: 14,632,802; no par value   42,551       40,972  
Retained earnings   135,031       126,936  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (32,086 )     (22,615 )
    145,496       145,293  
Less treasury stock, at cost (965,987and 984,139 shares, respectively)           14,720               15,083  
     
Total Twin Disc shareholders' equity   130,776       130,210  
     
Noncontrolling interest   412       450  
Total equity   131,188       130,660  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 276,523     $ 275,413  
               
               


 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands, unaudited)
   
  For the Year Ended
  June 30,
2022
June 30,
2021
     
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:    
Net income (loss) $ 8,406     $ (29,519 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash (used)    
provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization   9,547       11,243  
Gain on extinguishment of loan
  -       (8,200 )
Gain on sale of assets   (3,126 )     -  
Restructuring of operations   (1,328 )     6,619  
Provision for deferred income taxes   (674 )     17,655  
Stock compensation expense and other non-cash changes, net   2,248       2,154  
Net change in operating assets and liabilities   (23,564 )     6,576  
Net cash (used) provided by operating activities   (8,312
)
    6,528
 
     
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:    
Acquisitions of property, plant and equipment   (4,729 )     (4,464 )
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets   9,455       102  
Proceeds on note receivable   500       1,500  
Other, net   675       120  
Net cash provided (used) by investing activities   5,901       (2,742 )
     
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:    
Borrowings under revolving loan arrangement   104,473       76,335  
Repayments of revolver loans   (95,704 )     (78,370 )
Repayments of other long-term debt
Payments of finance lease obligations
(3,081)
(933)
(1,838)
-
Payments of withholding taxes on stock compensation   (487 )     (224 )
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest   (214 )     (220 )
Net cash provided (used) by financing activities   4,054       (4,317 )
     
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (1,462 )     2,183  
     
Net change in cash   181       1,652  
     
Cash:    
Beginning of year   12,340       10,688  
     
End of year $ 12,521     $ 12,340  
               
               

Contact: Jeffrey S. Knutson
(262) 638-4242


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