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Barnes Group Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

April 25, 2014

  • Quarterly Net Sales of $312 million, up 18%; Organic Sales up 4%
  • Quarterly Operating Margin of 11.3%; Adjusted Operating Margin up 20 bps to 13.7%
  • Quarterly Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations up 46% to $0.41; Adjusted Quarterly Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations up 25% to $0.50
  • 2014 EPS from Continuing Operations Guidance Updated to $1.98 to $2.08 per diluted share; On an Adjusted Basis, $2.20 to $2.30 per diluted share, up 20% to 26%

    BRISTOL, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), an international industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider, today reported financial results for the first quarter 2014. Net sales increased 18% to $312.1 million from $263.5 million in the first quarter of 2013, driven by organic sales growth of 4% and the sales contribution from the recently acquired MÄnner business. Income from continuing operations for the first quarter was $22.8 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, up 46% from $0.28 in the prior year period. On an adjusted basis, income from continuing operations was $0.50 per diluted share, up 25% from $0.40 a year ago. First quarter 2014 adjusted diluted earnings from continuing operations exclude the impact of MÄnner short-term purchase accounting adjustments of $4.9 million pre-tax, or $0.06 per diluted share, and costs related to the close of production operations at Associated Springís Saline, Michigan facility which were $2.8 million pre-tax, or $0.03 per diluted share. For the first quarter 2013, adjusted diluted earnings from continuing operations exclude $10.5 million pre-tax, or $0.12 per diluted share, of non-recurring CEO transition costs.

    A table reconciling 2013 and 2014 non-GAAP adjusted results presented in this release to our GAAP results is included at the end of this press release.

    ďBarnes Groupís first quarter performance positions us well for continued profitable growth in 2014,Ē said Patrick J. Dempsey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnes Group Inc. ďOur individual businesses had varied starts to the year, yet overall results were solid. Aerospace delivered 10% organic sales growth, and while Industrialís organic sales were essentially flat, organic orders exceeded 7%. Additionally, the acquired MÄnner business delivered an excellent quarter. The first quarter performance allows us to affirm our 2014 continuing operations outlook while tightening the expectation towards the top end of the range,Ē added Dempsey.

    ($ millions; except per share data)Three months ended March 31,
    Unaudited20142013Change
    Net Sales $312.1$263.5$48.6 18.4 %
    Operating Income $35.1$25.0$10.2 40.7 %
    % of Sales 11.3 % 9.5 % 1.8 pts.
    Income from Continuing Operations $22.8$15.4$7.3 47.4 %
    Net Income $22.8$13.5$9.3 68.9 %
    Income from Continuing Operations Per Diluted Share $0.41$0.28$0.13 46.4 %

    Loss from Discontinued Operations Per Diluted Share

    $0.00 ($0.04) $0.04 NM
    Net Income Per Diluted Share $0.41$0.24$0.17 70.8 %
    NM = Not Meaningful


    Industrial

  • First quarter 2014 sales were $203.9 million, up 23% from $165.5 million in the same period last year. The MÄnner business, acquired in October 2013, provided $38 million of the sales increase while favorable foreign exchange provided $0.8 million. Industrialís organic sales were flat to the prior year period.
  • Operating profit of $19.4 million in the first quarter was up 33% from $14.6 million from the prior year period. Operating profit benefited from the profit contribution of MÄnner and was partially offset by $4.9 million of MÄnner short-term purchase accounting adjustments and $2.8 million of pre-tax restructuring charges related to the closure of production operations at a facility in Saline, Michigan. Last yearís first quarter included CEO transition costs of $6.6 million that were allocated to the segment. Excluding the acquisition related expenses and the Saline closure costs this year, and the CEO transition costs last year, adjusted operating profit was $27.0 million, up 27%. Adjusted operating margin was 13.3%, up 50 bps from last yearís adjusted operating margin.

    Aerospace

  • First quarter 2014 sales were $108.2 million, up 10.4% from $98.0 million in the same period last year. Sales increases in the original equipment manufacturing ("OEM") and aftermarket repair and overhaul ("MRO") businesses were partially offset by lower sales in the spare parts business.
  • Operating profit of $15.8 million for the first quarter of 2014 was up 52% from the prior year period of $10.3 million. Operating profit benefited from the profit contributions of increased sales in the OEM and MRO businesses, partially offset by lower profits in the spare parts business. Operating margin increased 400 bps from 10.6% in the 2013 period to 14.6% in the 2014 period. Operating profit during the first quarter of 2013 included CEO transition costs of $3.9 million that were allocated to the segment. Excluding this item, operating profit was up 11% and operating margin was up 10 bps from last yearís adjusted results.
  • Aerospace backlog was $551 million at the end of the first quarter, up 1% year-over-year, and down 1% from 2013 year-end.

    Additional Information

  • Interest expense decreased $1.0 million to $3.3 million in 2014 primarily as a result of lower average borrowings for the quarter.
  • The Company's effective tax rate from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2014 was 27.9% compared with 21.4% in the first quarter of 2013 and 32.8% for the full year 2013. Included in the 2013 income tax is a charge of $16.4 million associated with the April 2013 U.S. Tax Courtís unfavorable decision arising out of an IRS audit for the tax years 2000 through 2002. Excluding this charge, the full year 2013 adjusted effective tax rate was 17.5%. The effective tax rate increase in 2014 over the adjusted full year 2013 rate is due to a projected mix of earnings attributable to higher-taxing jurisdictions, the expiration of certain tax holidays, and the increase in planned repatriation of a portion of current foreign earnings to the U.S.

    2014 Updated Outlook

    Barnes Group now expects 2014 total revenue to grow 14% to 17%, 4% to 7% on an organic basis, and forecasts adjusted operating margins in the range of 14.5% to 15.5%. GAAP earnings from continuing operations are expected to be in the range of $1.98 to $2.08 per diluted share. Excluding MÄnner short-term purchase accounting adjustments and the Saline closure costs, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations are anticipated to be in the range of $2.20 to $2.30, up 20% to 26% from 2013ís adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.83. Further, the Company continues to expect capital expenditures of approximately $60 million and cash conversion to be approximately 100% of net income.

    Conference Call

    Barnes Group Inc. will conduct a conference call with investors to discuss first quarter 2014 results at 8:30 a.m. EDT today, April 25, 2014. A webcast of the live call and an archived replay will be available on the Barnes Group investor relations link at www.BGInc.com. The conference is also available by direct dial at (888) 713-4209 in the U.S. or (617) 213-4863 outside of the U.S. (request the Barnes Group Earnings Call), Participant Code: 89146396.

    In addition, the call will be recorded and available for playback until Friday, May 9, 2014 by dialing (617) 801-6888; Passcode: 36091403.

    About Barnes Group

    Founded in 1857, Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) is an international industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider, serving a wide range of end markets and customers. The products and services provided by Barnes Group are used in far-reaching applications that provide transportation, communication, manufacturing and technology to the world. Barnes Groupís approximately 4,300 dedicated employees, at more than 60 locations worldwide, are committed to achieving consistent and sustainable profitable growth. For more information, visit www.BGInc.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements often address our expected future operating and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "plan," "strategy," "estimate," "project," and similar terms. These forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These include, among others: difficulty maintaining relationships with employees, including unionized employees, customers, distributors, suppliers, business partners or governmental entities; potential strikes or work stoppages; difficulties leveraging market opportunities; changes in market demand for our products and services; rapid technological and market change; the ability to protect intellectual property rights; introduction or development of new products or transfer of work; higher risks in international operations and markets; the impact of intense competition; and other risks and uncertainties described in documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") by the Company, including, among others, those in the Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Risk Factors sections of the Company's filings. The risks and uncertainties described in our periodic filings with the SEC include, among others, uncertainties relating to conditions in financial markets; currency fluctuations and foreign currency exposure; future financial performance of the industries or customers that we serve; our dependence upon revenues and earnings from a small number of significant customers; a major loss of customers; inability to realize expected sales or profits from existing backlog due to a range of factors, including insourcing decisions, material changes, production schedules and volumes of specific programs; the impact of government budget and funding decisions; changes in raw material or product prices and availability; integration of acquired businesses including the MÄnner business; restructuring costs or savings including those related to the planned closure of production operations at the Companyís facility in Saline, Michigan; the continuing impact of strategic actions, including acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, or strategic business realignments, and our ability to achieve the financial and operational targets set in connection with any such actions; the outcome of pending and future legal, governmental, or regulatory proceedings and contingencies and uninsured claims; future repurchases of common stock; future levels of indebtedness; and numerous other matters of a global, regional or national scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive, environmental, regulatory and public health nature. The Company assumes no obligation to update our forward-looking statements.

    BARNES GROUP INC.
    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
    (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
    (Unaudited)
    Three months ended March 31,
    20142013% Change
    Net sales $ 312,099 $ 263,545 18.4
    Cost of sales 214,557 177,715 20.7
    Selling and administrative expenses 62,418 60,875 2.5
    276,975 238,590 16.1
    Operating income 35,124 24,955 40.7
    Operating margin 11.3 % 9.5 %
    Interest expense 3,319 4,357 (23.8 )
    Other expense (income), net 234 966 (75.8 )
    Income from continuing operations before income taxes 31,571 19,632 60.8
    Income taxes 8,819 4,199 NM
    Income from continuing operations 22,752 15,433 47.4

    Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

    - (1,961 ) NM
    Net income $ 22,752 $ 13,472 68.9
    Common dividends $ 5,971 $ 5,443 9.7
    Per common share:
    Basic:
    Income from continuing operations $ 0.42 $ 0.29 44.8

    Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

    - (0.04 ) NM
    Net income $ 0.42 $ 0.25 68.0
    Diluted:
    Income from continuing operations $ 0.41 $ 0.28 46.4

    Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

    - (0.04 ) NM
    Net income $ 0.41 $ 0.24 70.8
    Dividends 0.11 0.10 10.0
    Weighted average common shares outstanding:
    Basic 54,650,481 54,739,465 (0.2 )
    Diluted 55,972,753 55,524,560 0.8
    NM - Not Meaningful
    BARNES GROUP INC.
    OPERATIONS BY REPORTABLE BUSINESS SEGMENT
    (Dollars in thousands)
    (Unaudited)
    Three months ended March 31,
    20142013% Change
    Net sales
    Industrial $ 203,888 $ 165,502 23.2
    Aerospace 108,212 98,045 10.4
    Intersegment sales (1 ) (2 ) 50.0
    Total net sales $ 312,099 $ 263,545 18.4
    Operating profit
    Industrial $ 19,374 $ 14,609 32.6
    Aerospace 15,750 10,346 52.2
    Total operating profit $ 35,124 $ 24,955 40.7
    Operating margin Change
    Industrial 9.5 % 8.8 % 70 bps.
    Aerospace 14.6 % 10.6 % 400 bps.
    Total operating margin 11.3 % 9.5 % 180 bps.
    BARNES GROUP INC.
    CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
    (Dollars in thousands)
    (Unaudited)

    March 31,

    2014

    December 31,

    2013

    Assets
    Current assets
    Cash and cash equivalents $ 61,411 $ 70,856
    Accounts receivable 291,703 258,664
    Inventories 210,212 211,246
    Deferred income taxes 14,874 18,226
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets 19,958 18,204
    Total current assets 598,158 577,196
    Deferred income taxes 869 2,314
    Property, plant and equipment, net 307,169 302,558
    Goodwill 645,604 649,697
    Other intangible assets, net 523,002 534,293
    Other assets 59,865 57,615
    Total assets $ 2,134,667 $ 2,123,673
    Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
    Current liabilities
    Notes and overdrafts payable $ 1,636 $ 1,074
    Accounts payable 98,421 88,721
    Accrued liabilities 129,589 154,514
    Long-term debt - current 56,615 56,009
    Total current liabilities 286,261 300,318
    Long-term debt 503,076 490,341
    Accrued retirement benefits 90,319 80,884
    Deferred income taxes 91,250 94,506
    Other liabilities 15,058 16,210
    Total stockholders' equity 1,148,703 1,141,414
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 2,134,667 $ 2,123,673
    BARNES GROUP INC.
    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
    (Dollars in thousands)
    (Unaudited)
    Three months ended March 31,
    20142013
    Operating activities:
    Net income $ 22,752 $ 13,472
    Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
    Depreciation and amortization 20,782 16,499
    Amortization of convertible debt discount 731 582
    Loss (gain) on disposition of property, plant and equipment 78 (54 )
    Stock compensation expense 1,865 12,657
    Withholding taxes paid on stock issuances (463 ) (720 )
    Changes in assets and liabilities:
    Accounts receivable (32,802 ) (16,347 )
    Inventories 802 (968 )
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets (2,763 ) (235 )
    Accounts payable 9,676 7,144
    Accrued liabilities (3,131 ) (16,679 )
    Deferred income taxes 3,834 485
    Long-term retirement benefits (4,964 ) 801
    Other 580 1,020
    Net cash provided by operating activities 16,977 17,657
    Investing activities:
    Proceeds from disposition of property, plant and equipment 382 44
    Capital expenditures (15,074 ) (10,050 )
    Other (467 ) (1,420 )
    Net cash used by investing activities (15,159 ) (11,426 )
    Financing activities:
    Net change in other borrowings 559 8,737
    Payments on long-term debt (26,151 ) (6,245 )
    Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt 39,283 21,000
    Payment of assumed liability to Otto MÄnner Holding AG (19,796 ) -
    Proceeds from the issuance of common stock 7,262 2,677
    Common stock repurchases (8,389 ) (12,856 )
    Dividends paid (5,971 ) (5,443 )
    Excess tax benefit on stock awards 2,246 506
    Other (76 ) (53 )
    Net cash (used) provided by financing activities (11,033 ) 8,323
    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash flows (230 ) (1,038 )
    (Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (9,445 ) 13,516
    Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 70,856 86,356
    Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 61,411 $ 99,872
    BARNES GROUP INC.
    RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES TO FREE CASH FLOW
    (Dollars in thousands)
    (Unaudited)
    Three months ended March 31,
    20142013
    Free cash flow:
    Net cash (used) provided by operating activities $ 16,977 $ 17,657
    Capital expenditures (15,074 ) (10,050 )
    Free cash flow(1) $ 1,903 $ 7,607


    Notes:

    (1) The Company defines free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures.†The Company believes that the free cash flow metric is useful to investors and management as a measure of cash generated by business operations that can be used to invest in future growth, pay dividends, repurchase stock and reduce debt.†This metric can also be used to evaluate the Company's ability to generate cash flow from business operations and the impact that this cash flow has on the Company's liquidity.

    BARNES GROUP INC.
    NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE RECONCILIATION
    (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
    (Unaudited)
    Three months ended March 31,
    20142013% Change

    SEGMENT RESULTS

    Operating Profit - Industrial Segment (GAAP) $ 19,374 $ 14,609 32.6
    MÄnner short-term purchase accounting adjustments 4,901 -
    Restructuring charges 2,750 -
    CEO transition costs - 6,589
    Operating Profit - Industrial Segment as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1) $ 27,025 $ 21,198 27.5
    Operating Margin - Industrial Segment (GAAP) 9.5 % 8.8 % 70 bps.
    Operating Margin - Industrial Segment as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1) 13.3 % 12.8 % 50 bps.
    Operating Profit - Aerospace Segment (GAAP) $ 15,750 $ 10,346 52.2
    CEO transition costs - 3,903
    Operating Profit - Aerospace Segment as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1) $ 15,750 $ 14,249 10.5
    Operating Margin - Aerospace Segment (GAAP) 14.6 % 10.6 % 400 bps.
    Operating Margin - Aerospace Segment as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1) 14.6 % 14.5 % 10 bps.

    CONSOLIDATED RESULTS

    Operating Income (GAAP) $ 35,124 $ 24,955 40.7
    MÄnner short-term purchase accounting adjustments 4,901 -
    Restructuring charges 2,750 -
    CEO transition costs - 10,492
    Operating Income as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1) $ 42,775 $ 35,447 20.7
    Operating Margin (GAAP) 11.3 % 9.5 % 180 bps.
    Operating Margin as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1) 13.7 % 13.5 % 20 bps.
    Diluted Income from Continuing Operations per Share (GAAP) $ 0.41 $ 0.28 46.4
    MÄnner short-term purchase accounting adjustments 0.06 -
    Restructuring charges 0.03 -
    CEO transition costs - 0.12
    Diluted Income from Continuing Operations per Share as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1) $ 0.50 $ 0.40 25.0
    Full Year 2013Full-Year 2014 Outlook
    Diluted Income from Continuing Operations per Share (GAAP) $ 1.31 $ 1.98 to $ 2.08
    MÄnner short-term purchase accounting adjustments 0.07 0.13
    MÄnner acquisition transaction costs 0.03
    Restructuring charges - 0.09
    CEO transition costs 0.12
    April 2013 tax court decision 0.30
    Diluted Income from Continuing Operations per Share as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1) $ 1.83 $ 2.20 to $ 2.30


    Notes:

    (1) The Company has excluded the following from its "as adjusted" financial measurements: 1) short-term purchase accounting adjustments related to its MÄnner acquisition in 2014, 2) restructuring charges related to the closure of production operations at the Company's Associated Spring facility located in Saline, Michigan in 2014, 3) short-term purchase accounting adjustments and transaction costs related to its MÄnner acquisition in 2013, 4) CEO transition costs associated with the modification of outstanding equity awards in 2013 and 5) the tax charge associated with the April 2013 tax court decision in 2013. Management believes that these adjustments provide the Company and its investors with an indication of our baseline performance excluding items that are not considered to be reflective of our ongoing results. Management does not intend results excluding the adjustments to represent results as defined by GAAP, and the reader should not consider it as an alternative measurement calculated in accordance with GAAP, or as an indicator of the Company's performance. Accordingly, the measurements have limitations depending on their use.




    Barnes Group Inc.

    William Pitts

    Director, Investor Relations

    860-583-7070

    Source: Barnes Group Inc.


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