CPI International Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- CPI International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPII), the parent company of Communications & Power Industries, Inc., a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications, today announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2008 ended March 28, 2008.
In the second quarter, CPI International (CPI) generated net income of $6.2 million, a seven percent increase from the $5.8 million generated in the same quarter of fiscal 2007. On a diluted basis, CPI generated net income of $0.35 per share in the second quarter of fiscal 2008, an increase from the $0.32 per share in the same quarter of the prior year.
During the first six months of fiscal 2008, CPI generated cash flow from operating activities of $10.4 million and made debt repayments, in aggregate, of $10.0 million. For the 12 month period ended March 28, 2008, CPI generated $20.3 million in free cash flow, or $1.14 per share on a diluted basis.
CPI generated total sales of $94.8 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2008, a seven percent increase from the $88.4 million generated in the same quarter of the previous year. In the first six months of fiscal 2008, CPI recorded orders totaling $185.2 million, slightly above the $184.2 million in orders booked during the same period of the prior year.
CPI's financial results in the second quarter of fiscal 2007 did not include CPI's Malibu Division, which was acquired in August 2007. The Malibu Division contributed $3.9 million in sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2008 and $11.6 million in orders in the first six months of fiscal 2008.
"CPI's performance in the second quarter exceeded our expectations," said Joe Caldarelli, chief executive officer of CPI. "Our businesses continue to execute well. During the quarter, we grew our sales and net income, set a new record high quarterly sales level and generated healthy cash flow, enabling us to continue to pay down our debt. We are continuing to invest in CPI's new business development programs this year, with the expectation of establishing additional future profitable products to grow our business for the long term. This work is in support of notable programs such as the WIN-T military communications program, the EarthCARE cloud-profiling radar program, cargo screening programs, high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance programs, next generation weather radar systems, higher-power medical applications and a number of advanced antenna programs at our new Malibu Division."
CPI generated EBITDA of $15.8 million, or 17 percent of sales, in the second quarter of fiscal 2008, a decrease from the $16.3 million, or 18 percent of sales, generated in the same quarter of the prior year.
Compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2007, CPI's net income and EBITDA in the most recent quarter were positively impacted by additional gross profit generated by the seven percent increase in sales. CPI's net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 also benefited from a lower effective tax rate of approximately 26 percent, as compared to 35 percent for the same period of the previous year; the second quarter fiscal 2008 tax rate included a $0.4 million tax benefit related to foreign tax filings for fiscal 2007. Offsetting these positive factors, the effect of CPI's increased development activity, including higher company-funded research and development costs and increased revenue from customer-funded development programs, which commonly have lower gross margins, negatively impacted CPI's net income by $0.9 million and CPI's EBITDA by $1.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2008 as compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
In fiscal 2008, CPI has engaged in an unusually high number of development programs, which typically have lower gross margins than production programs. In comparison to the second quarter of fiscal 2007, CPI's total research and development spending in the second quarter of fiscal 2008 increased from $4.2 million to $6.4 million, of which $2.9 million was company funded. CPI expects the high level of development work to continue for the foreseeable future. CPI believes that, although investing in promising business development programs brings higher short-term costs, reduced gross margins and increased variability to its interim financial results, these near-term sacrifices are necessary and advisable, as the development programs are expected to result in profitable products and increased future growth potential throughout CPI's businesses.
As of March 28, 2008, CPI's cash and cash equivalents totaled $20.2 million, as compared to the $20.5 million reported as of September 28, 2007. For the 12 month period ended March 28, 2008, net cash provided by operating activities totaled $25.8 million, free cash flow totaled $20.3 million, or $1.14 per share on a diluted basis, and adjusted free cash flow totaled $22.1 million. During the same 12 month period, net income totaled $19.6 million, with a resulting ratio of free cash flow to net income, or free cash flow conversion, of slightly greater than 100 percent.
In March 2008, CPI completed the redemption of $6.0 million in principal amount of its Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2015. In addition, Communications & Power Industries, Inc. has made repayments of $6.0 million on its senior term loan in fiscal 2008, including a $2.0 million optional prepayment in April 2008, resulting in aggregate debt repayments of $12.0 million in fiscal 2008 to date.
Second Quarter 2008 Sales and Orders Highlights
In the second quarter of fiscal 2008, key sales and orders highlights in the end markets that CPI serves included:
-- In the defense markets, which consist of CPI's radar and electronic warfare markets on a combined basis, sales increased 12 percent from $36.3 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2007 to $40.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2008. This increase was primarily due to increased sales of radar products to support the HAWK missile system and other military and weather radar systems. CPI received a $3.9 million order to support the radar system on the HAWK surface-to-air missile system in the first week of the second quarter of fiscal 2008, and made shipments of approximately $2.4 million to support this program during the quarter. This order had been expected in the previous quarter, and corresponding shipments had been expected to start in that quarter. The inclusion of sales of radar products made by CPI's new Malibu Division in the second quarter of fiscal 2008 also contributed to the increase in defense sales. -- In the medical market, sales were essentially unchanged, increasing from $17.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2007 to $17.1 million in the most recent quarter. In fiscal 2007, CPI participated in a Russian tender program, which will not repeat in fiscal 2008. Additionally, demand for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) products was higher in fiscal 2007 than it is expected to be in fiscal 2008, as a significant customer ordered a two-year supply of MRI products in fiscal 2007; CPI shipped a significant amount of these products in fiscal 2007. In the second quarter of fiscal 2008, a $0.6 million decrease in sales of x-ray generators for the Russian tender program was offset by an increase in sales of x-ray generators for other international customers. During the second quarter of fiscal 2008, CPI received a large, annual order for radiation therapy products from a significant customer, as expected. -- In the communications market, sales increased two percent from $27.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2007 to $27.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2008. This increase was primarily due to the inclusion of communications sales made by CPI's new Malibu Division in the second quarter of fiscal 2008, as well as the start of CPI's first production shipments for Increment One of the U.S. Army's Warfighter Information Network Tactical (WIN-T) military communications program and increased sales for certain foreign broadcast network applications and military communications programs. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in sales for certain Ka-band satellite communications programs.
Fiscal 2008 Outlook
"As demonstrated by our strong second quarter results, CPI's operations are running smoothly and executing well. Business in our commercial markets has continued to grow, and we continue to generate solid profits and cash flow," said Caldarelli. "However, we are facing several external factors that are making fiscal 2008 more challenging than we had anticipated. These factors include ongoing delays in orders and ensuing sales for certain defense programs, challenges for some of our U.S. medical customers stemming from the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 and the difficult credit markets, and the continued weakness of the U.S. dollar. In addition, we have increased our commitment to new business development this year, which negatively impacts our profit margins. As a result of the cumulative impact of these factors, we believe it is prudent to reduce our guidance for fiscal 2008."
(in millions, except Previous Updated per share data) Outlook Outlook(a) Total sales: $375 - $385 $365 - $375 Earnings per share on a diluted basis: $1.23 - $1.34 $1.15 - $1.25 Net income: $22.0 - $24.0 $20.3 - $22.1 Adjusted EBITDA: $68.2 - $71.0 $64.5 - $67.0 Adjusted free cash flow: $20 - $24 $20 - $24 (a) CPI's updated financial projections for fiscal 2008 assume an overall effective income tax rate of approximately 37 percent for the second half of fiscal 2008 and approximately 17.7 million weighted average shares outstanding on a diluted basis.
CPI expects its financial results in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 to be higher than in the preceding three quarters.
CPI's financial projections for the second half of fiscal 2008 assume an average effective exchange rate, including hedging, of U.S. $0.98 to one Canadian dollar. As of March 28, 2008, approximately 70 percent of CPI's estimated Canadian dollar denominated expenses for April through September 2008 are hedged at an average rate of approximately U.S. $0.98 to one Canadian dollar.
Financial Community Conference Call
In conjunction with this announcement, CPI will hold a conference call on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) that will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet on the company's Web site. To participate in the conference call, please dial (877) 440-5807, or (719) 325-4863 for international callers, enter participant pass code 4424972 and ask for the CPI International Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results Conference Call. To access the call via the Internet, please visit http://investor.cpii.com.
About CPI International, Inc.
CPI International, Inc., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is the parent company of Communications & Power Industries, Inc., a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications. Communications & Power Industries, Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes products used to generate, amplify and transmit high-power/high-frequency microwave and radio frequency signals and/or provide power and control for various applications. End-use applications of these systems include the transmission of radar signals for navigation and location; transmission of deception signals for electronic countermeasures; transmission and amplification of voice, data and video signals for broadcasting, Internet and other types of commercial and military communications; providing power and control for medical diagnostic imaging; and generating microwave energy for radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer and for various industrial and scientific applications.
Non-GAAP Supplemental Information
EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow, free cash flow per share, free cash flow conversion and adjusted free cash flow presented above and in the financial information attached hereto are non-generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) financial measures. EBITDA represents earnings before provisions for income taxes, net interest expense and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA further adjusted to exclude certain non-recurring or non-cash items. Adjusted EBITDA margin represents adjusted EBITDA divided by sales. Free cash flow represents net cash provided by operating activities minus capital expenditures and patent application fees. Free cash flow per share represents free cash flow divided by average shares outstanding on a fully diluted basis. Free cash flow conversion represents free cash flow divided by net income, expressed as a percentage. Adjusted free cash flow represents free cash flow further adjusted to exclude certain non-recurring items. For more information regarding these non-GAAP financial measures for the periods presented and a reconciliation of these measures to GAAP financial information, please see the attached financial information. In addition, this press release and the attached financial information are available in the investor relations section of the company's Web site at http://investor.cpii.com.
CPI believes that GAAP-based financial information for leveraged businesses, such as the company's business, should be supplemented by EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow, free cash flow per share, free cash flow conversion and adjusted free cash flow so that investors better understand the company's operating performance in connection with their analysis of the company's business. In addition, CPI's management team uses EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the company's operating performance, to monitor compliance with its senior credit facility, to make day-to-day operating decisions and as a component in the calculation of management bonuses. Other companies may define EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow, free cash flow per share, free cash flow conversion and adjusted free cash flow differently and, as a result, the company's measures may not be directly comparable to EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow, free cash flow per share, free cash flow conversion and adjusted free cash flow of other companies. Because EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow, free cash flow per share, free cash flow conversion and adjusted free cash flow do not include certain material costs, such as interest and taxes, necessary to operate the company's business, when analyzing the company's business, these non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, net income (loss), net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, net income margin or other statements of operations or statements of cash flows data prepared in accordance with GAAP.
Certain statements included above constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements provide our current expectations, beliefs or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the results projected, expected or implied by these forward looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition in our end markets; our significant amount of debt; changes or reductions in the U.S. defense budget; currency fluctuations; U.S. government contracts laws and regulations; changes in technology; the impact of unexpected costs; and inability to obtain raw materials and components. These and other risks are described in more detail in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All future written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect us. We undertake no duty or obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in our expectations.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share data - unaudited) Sales $94,804 $88,444 $180,714 $172,167 Cost of sales 66,738 60,739 128,512 117,881 Gross profit 28,066 27,705 52,202 54,286 Operating costs and expenses: Research and development 2,930 2,352 5,654 4,243 Selling and marketing 5,328 4,799 10,500 9,628 General and administrative 5,492 5,846 11,645 10,250 Amortization of acquisition- related intangible assets 781 546 1,562 1,094 Net loss on disposition of fixed assets 41 40 75 58 Total operating costs and expenses 14,572 13,583 29,436 25,273 Operating income 13,494 14,122 22,766 29,013 Interest expense, net 4,805 5,275 9,617 10,614 Loss on debt extinguishment 393 - 393 - Income before income taxes 8,296 8,847 12,756 18,399 Income tax expense 2,142 3,087 4,092 6,804 Net income $6,154 $5,760 $8,664 $11,595 Earnings per share: Basic $0.38 $0.35 $0.53 $0.72 Diluted $0.35 $0.32 $0.49 $0.66 Shares used to compute earnings per share: Basic 16,387 16,253 16,379 16,161 Diluted 17,656 17,730 17,744 17,646 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands, except per share data - unaudited) Assets Current Assets: Cash and cash equivalents $20,241 $20,474 Restricted cash 1,790 2,255 Accounts receivable, net 50,719 52,589 Inventories 66,861 67,447 Deferred tax assets 9,948 9,744 Prepaid and other current assets 3,787 4,639 Total current assets 153,346 157,148 Property, plant, and equipment, net 64,819 66,048 Deferred debt issue costs, net 5,728 6,533 Intangible assets, net 80,201 81,743 Goodwill 162,535 161,573 Other long-term assets 796 3,177 Total assets $467,425 $476,222 Liabilities and stockholders' equity Current Liabilities: Current portion of long-term debt $2,000 $1,000 Accounts payable 21,849 21,794 Accrued expenses 26,045 26,349 Product warranty 4,952 5,578 Income taxes payable 5,100 8,748 Advance payments from customers 11,655 12,132 Total current liabilities 71,601 75,601 Deferred income taxes 26,310 28,394 Long-term debt, less current portion 234,623 245,567 Other long-term liabilities 2,120 754 Total liabilities 334,654 350,316 Commitments and contingencies Stockholders' equity Common stock ($0.01 par value, 90,000 shares authorized; 16,485 and 16,370 shares issued and outstanding) 165 164 Additional paid-in capital 70,165 68,763 Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (2,265) 937 Retained earnings 64,706 56,042 Total stockholders' equity 132,771 125,906 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $467,425 $476,222 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS Cash flows from operating activities Net cash provided by operating activities $10,439 $6,299 Cash flows from investing activities Capital expenditures (2,558) (5,347) Proceeds from adjustment to acquisition purchase price 1,615 - Capitalized expenses relating to potential business acquisition - (119) Payment of patent application fees (147) - Net cash used in investing activities (1,090) (5,466) Cash flows from financing activities Repayments of debt (10,000) (5,000) Proceeds from issuance of common stock to employees 418 398 Proceeds from exercise of stock options - 542 Excess tax benefit on stock option exercises - 679 Net cash used in financing activities (9,582) (3,381) Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (233) (2,548) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 20,474 30,153 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $20,241 $27,605 Supplemental cash flow disclosures Cash paid for interest $8,293 $10,707 Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds $8,722 $10,495 Net income $6,154 $5,760 $8,664 $11,595 Depreciation and amortization 2,742 2,188 5,392 4,382 Interest expense, net 4,805 5,275 9,617 10,614 Income tax expense 2,142 3,087 4,092 6,804 EBITDA 15,843 16,310 27,765 33,395 Adjustments to exclude certain non- recurring or non-cash items: Stock-based compensation expense (1) 550 288 974 493 Loss on debt extinguishment (2 393 - 393 - Total adjustments 943 288 1,367 493 Adjusted EBITDA $16,786 $16,598 $29,132 $33,888 EBITDA margin (3) 16.7% 18.4% 15.4% 19.4% Adjusted EBITDA margin (4) 17.7% 18.8% 16.1% 19.7% Net income margin (5) 6.5% 6.5% 4.8% 6.7% (1) For the fiscal 2007 periods, represents a non-cash charge for stock options, restricted stock awards and the employee discount related to CPI's Employee Stock Purchase Plan. For the fiscal 2008 periods, represents a non-cash charge for the aforementioned items and for restricted stock unit awards. (2) Represents the following expenses related to the redemption of floating rate senior notes: $0.255 million for non-cash costs associated with the write-off of unamortized deferred debt issue costs and issue discount costs; and $0.138 million in cash payments for redemption premiums and other expenses. (3) Represents EBITDA divided by sales. (4) Represents adjusted EBITDA divided by sales. (5) Represents net income divided by sales. Free Cash Flow, Adjusted Free Cash Flow, Free Cash Flow Conversion (in thousands, except per share and percent data - unaudited) Net cash provided by operating activities $25,799 Capital expenditures (5,380) Payment of patent application fees (147) Free cash flow 20,272 Adjustments to exclude certain non-recurring items: Capital expenditures for expansion of Canadian facility (1) 683 Cash paid for debt extinguishment costs, net of taxes (2) 1,122 Total adjustments 1,805 Adjusted free cash flow $22,077 Free cash flow $20,272 Net income $19,572 Free cash flow conversion (3) 104% Free cash flow per share (4) $1.14 (1) Represents capital expenditures for the expansion of CPI's Canadian facility. (2) Represents $2.090 million in redemption premiums and other expenses associated with the repurchase and redemption of CPI's floating rate senior notes, net of taxes, partially offset by $0.280 million of cash proceeds from the early termination of the interest rate swap on the floating rate senior notes, net of taxes. (3) Represents free cash flow divided by net income, expressed as a percent. (4) Represents free cash flow divided by the simple average of the last four fiscal quarters' "Shares used to compute earnings per share: Diluted." The simple average of the last four fiscal quarters' "Shares used to compute earnings per share: Diluted" is 17,771,000 shares.
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