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Barnes Group Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), a global provider of highly engineered products, differentiated industrial technologies, and innovative solutions, today reported financial results for the third quarter 2020.

“Barnes Group delivered third quarter financial performance near the high-end of our July expectations with Industrial seeing promising signs of recovery in select end markets and Aerospace effectively managing through the significant pressures of a challenging business environment. As anticipated, the ongoing impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic weighed on our business, although our sequential improvement and continued solid cash generation are encouraging,” said Patrick J. Dempsey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnes Group Inc. “Swift proactive actions taken early in the pandemic have enabled Barnes Group to remain profitable and to sustain good cash performance, both clearly evident in the third quarter results,” added Dempsey.

Third Quarter Highlights

Third quarter 2020 net sales of $269 million were down 28% from $373 million in the prior year period, with organic sales (1) declining 26% primarily driven by the impact of the global pandemic on the Company’s end markets. Divested Seeger sales had a negative impact of 4%, while foreign exchange had a positive impact of 2%. On a sequential basis, net sales increased 14% from the second quarter 2020. Operating income was $31.2 million versus $67.6 million a year ago. Operating margin decreased 650 bps to 11.6%. On an adjusted basis, which excludes $0.3 million of restructuring charges in the Aerospace Segment, operating income was $31.5 million and adjusted operating margin was 11.7%.

Interest expense was $3.7 million, a decrease of $1.6 million from the prior year period, due to decreased average borrowings and the benefit of a lower average interest rate.

Other expense was $47 thousand compared to $2.5 million a year ago, primarily as a result of a foreign currency gains this year versus losses last year.

The Company's effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2020 was 44.1% compared with 23.4% in the third quarter of 2019 and 23.4% for the full year 2019. The increase in the third quarter of 2020 effective tax rate from the full year 2019 rate is primarily due to changes in the forecasted geographic sources of income with reductions occurring in several low tax jurisdictions and the impact of the global intangible low-taxed income tax (“GILTI”). Our full year 2020 tax rate, which includes the recognition of tax expense related to the Seeger sale, is forecasted to be approximately 39%.

Net income for the third quarter was $15.4 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, compared to $45.8 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, a year ago.

Year-to-date 2020 cash provided by operating activities was $163.4 million versus $161.3 million in the prior year period. Free cash flow was $133.2 million compared to $123.6 million last year-to-date. Capital expenditures year-to-date were $30.2 million, down $7.6 million from last year-to-date.

Segment Performance and End Market Outlook

Industrial

Third quarter sales were $196.9 million, down 15% from $231.7 million in the prior year period. Organic sales decreased 12% primarily related to a significant volume decrease caused by the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on automotive and industrial end markets. Divested Seeger revenues of $14.1 million had a negative impact of 6%, while favorable foreign exchange increased sales by $7.2 million, or 3%. On a sequential basis, total Industrial sales increased 19% from the second quarter 2020.

Operating profit in the third quarter was $24.4 million, down 30% from $34.8 million in the prior year period. Similar to the second quarter of 2020, the operating profit decrease was driven by the lower sales volumes partially offset by cost initiatives such as workforce reductions, temporary compensation cuts, and discretionary expense curtailments. Operating margin was 12.4%, down 260 bps from 15.0% last year.

During the third quarter, manufacturing PMI’s in our major geographic regions have improved and Industrial orders and sales have followed. Although the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to weigh upon our expectations for Industrial, we anticipate sequential improvement in both orders and sales in the fourth quarter.

Aerospace

Third quarter sales were $72.1 million, down 49% from $140.9 million last year as the COVID-19 pandemic suppressed global aerospace end markets. Aerospace original equipment manufacturing (“OEM”) sales decreased 44% while aftermarket sales decreased 58%. On a sequential basis, Aerospace sales increased 2% from the second quarter 2020.

Operating profit was $6.8 million, down 79% from $32.7 million in the prior year period, reflecting the lower sales volumes and $0.3 million of restructuring charges, partially offset by lower employee related expenses and other cost containment actions. Operating margin was 9.4%, down from 23.2% last year. Excluding third quarter 2020 restructuring charges, adjusted operating profit was $7.1 million and adjusted operating margin was 9.9%.

Aerospace OEM backlog ended the quarter at $534 million, down 4% from June 2020. The Company expects to ship approximately 45% of this backlog over the next 12 months.

In the third quarter, our aerospace end markets continued to be severely impacted by the global pandemic. In the near-term, we anticipate our OEM business will see continued softness in demand for its manufactured components as aircraft production rates at Boeing and Airbus have been reduced. While our aerospace OEM sales are expected to increase on a sequential basis in the fourth quarter, recovery to pre-pandemic levels is anticipated to take several years. In the aerospace aftermarket, lingering declines in aircraft utilization and diminished airline profitability will negatively impact our business. As flight activity resumes, we anticipate the aftermarket business to gradually improve.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

Barnes Group’s balance sheet remains well-positioned with sufficient liquidity to fund operations. The Company has liquidity of $77 million in cash and approximately $400 million of available revolving credit facility, subject to covenants which would have allowed $256 million under our current credit agreements. With respect to the balance sheet, our “Debt to EBITDA” ratio, as defined in our credit agreements, was 2.8 times at the end of September 2020, up from 2.4 times at the end of June 2020. The Company is in full compliance with all covenants under its amended credit agreements.

2020 Fourth Quarter Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2020, we will continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic. As such, our current view is for organic sales to be lower than last year’s fourth quarter by approximately 20%, though up sequentially from the third quarter of 2020 by approximately 5%. Operating margin is expected to approximate 11.0%. Adjusted earnings per share are anticipated to be in the range of $0.27 to $0.35. Our full year 2020 capital expenditures forecast of $40 million is down slightly from our prior view.

Conference Call Information

Barnes Group Inc. will conduct a conference call with investors to discuss third quarter 2020 results at 8:30 a.m. ET today, October 23, 2020. The public may access the conference through a live audio webcast available on the Investor Relations section of Barnes Group’s website at www.BGInc.com. The conference is also available by direct dial at (844) 884-8225 in the U.S. or (647) 689-4194 outside of the U.S.; Conference ID 7386904. Supplemental materials will be posted to the Investor Relations section of the Company's website prior to the conference call.

In addition, the call will be recorded and available for playback from 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, October 23, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday, October 30, 2020, by dialing (416) 621-4642; Conference ID 7386904.

Note:

(1) Organic sales decline represents the total reported sales decrease within the Company’s ongoing businesses less the impact of foreign currency translation and acquisition and divestitures completed in the preceding twelve months.

About Barnes Group

Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) is a global provider of highly engineered products, differentiated industrial technologies, and innovative solutions, serving a wide range of end markets and customers. Its specialized products and services are used in far-reaching applications including aerospace, transportation, manufacturing, automation, healthcare, and packaging. Barnes Group’s skilled and dedicated employees around the globe are committed to the highest performance standards and achieving consistent, 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. 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, customers, distributors, suppliers, business partners or governmental entities; failure to successfully negotiate collective bargaining agreements or potential strikes, work stoppages or other similar events; difficulties leveraging market opportunities; changes in market demand for our products and services; rapid technological and market change; the ability to protect and avoid infringing upon intellectual property rights; introduction or development of new products or transfer of work; higher risks in global operations and markets; the impact of intense competition; acts of terrorism, cybersecurity attacks or intrusions that could adversely impact our businesses; the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, including on demand, supply chains, operations and our ability to maintain sufficient liquidity throughout the unknown duration and severity of the crisis; the failure to achieve anticipated cost savings and benefits associated with the workforce reductions and restructuring actions previously announced by the Company (the “Plan”); the ability to successfully execute the Plan; the preliminary nature of our cost and savings estimates related to the Plan, including the timing of such charges and savings, which are subject to change as the Company makes decisions and refines estimates over time; timing delays in implementing the Plan; management and employee distraction resulting from the Plan; 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 changes in customer sourcing decisions, material changes, production schedules and volumes of specific programs; the impact of government budget and funding decisions; government tariffs, trade agreements and trade policies; the impact of new or revised tax laws and regulations; the adoption of laws, directives or regulations that impact the materials processed by our products or their end markets; changes in raw material or product prices and availability; the continuing impact of prior acquisitions and divestitures; integration of acquired businesses; and any other future 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; product liabilities 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 (including the COVID-19 pandemic); 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 Company assumes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements.

BARNES GROUP INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
Three months ended September 30,Nine months ended September 30,

2020

2019

% Change

2020

2019

% Change

 
Net sales

$ 269,059

$ 372,587

(27.8)

$ 835,266

$ 1,120,947

(25.5)

 
Cost of sales

176,908

234,421

(24.5)

532,214

717,370

(25.8)

Selling and administrative expenses

60,908

70,581

(13.7)

212,380

228,385

(7.0)

 

237,816

305,002

(22.0)

744,594

945,755

(21.3)

 
Operating income

31,243

67,585

(53.8)

90,672

175,192

(48.2)

 
Operating margin

11.6%

18.1%

10.9%

15.6%

 
Interest expense

3,701

5,344

(30.7)

11,924

15,856

(24.8)

Other expense (income), net

47

2,524

(98.1)

2,700

6,043

(55.3)

 
Income before income taxes

27,495

59,717

(54.0)

76,048

153,293

(50.4)

 
Income taxes

12,137

13,948

(13.0)

30,390

35,916

(15.4)

 
Net income

$ 15,358

$ 45,769

(66.4)

$ 45,658

$ 117,377

(61.1)

 
Common dividends

$ 8,097

$ 8,111

(0.2)

$ 24,302

$ 24,414

(0.5)

 
Per common share:
 
Net income:
Basic

$ 0.30

$ 0.90

(66.7)

$ 0.90

$ 2.29

(60.7)

Diluted

0.30

0.89

(66.3)

0.89

2.27

(60.8)

Dividends

0.16

0.16

-

0.48

0.48

-

 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic

50,833,157

50,926,521

(0.2)

50,886,094

51,276,801

(0.8)

Diluted

50,937,093

51,230,845

(0.6)

51,123,024

51,718,574

(1.2)

BARNES GROUP INC.
OPERATIONS BY REPORTABLE BUSINESS SEGMENT
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
Three months ended September 30,Nine months ended September 30,

2020

2019

% Change

2020

2019

% Change

Net sales
 
Industrial

$ 196,916

$ 231,688

(15.0)

$ 561,047

$ 707,594

(20.7)

 
Aerospace

72,148

140,899

(48.8)

274,227

413,353

(33.7)

 
Intersegment sales

(5)

-

(8)

-

 
Total net sales

$ 269,059

$ 372,587

(27.8)

$ 835,266

$ 1,120,947

(25.5)

 
Operating profit
 
Industrial

$ 24,438

$ 34,836

(29.8)

$ 42,063

$ 83,785

(49.8)

 
Aerospace

6,805

32,749

(79.2)

48,609

91,407

(46.8)

 
Total operating profit

$ 31,243

$ 67,585

(53.8)

$ 90,672

$ 175,192

(48.2)

 
Operating marginChange Change
 
Industrial

12.4%

15.0%

(260)

bps.

7.5%

11.8%

(430)

bps.
 
Aerospace

9.4%

23.2%

(1,380)

bps.

17.7%

22.1%

(440)

bps.
 
Total operating margin

11.6%

18.1%

(650)

bps.

10.9%

15.6%

(470)

bps.
BARNES GROUP INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 

September 30,

2020

December 31,

2019

Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents

$ 77,485

$ 93,805

Accounts receivable

248,053

348,974

Inventories

245,968

232,706

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

77,209

67,532

Assets held for sale

-

21,373

 
Total current assets

648,715

764,390

 
 
Deferred income taxes

23,202

21,235

Property, plant and equipment, net

353,264

356,603

Goodwill

969,255

933,022

Other intangible assets, net

560,466

581,116

Other assets

55,214

53,924

Assets held for sale

-

28,045

 
Total assets

$ 2,610,116

$ 2,738,335

 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities
Notes and overdrafts payable

$ 14,490

$ 7,724

Accounts payable

91,959

118,509

Accrued liabilities

208,948

209,992

Long-term debt - current

1,820

2,034

Liabilities held for sale

-

4,616

 
Total current liabilities

317,217

342,875

 
Long-term debt

701,413

825,017

Accrued retirement benefits

90,597

93,358

Deferred income taxes

89,505

88,408

Long-term tax liability

59,063

66,012

Other liabilities

44,665

45,148

Liabilities held for sale

-

6,989

 
Total stockholders' equity

1,307,656

1,270,528

 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$ 2,610,116

$ 2,738,335

BARNES GROUP INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Nine months ended September 30,

2020

2019

Operating activities:
Net income

$ 45,658

$ 117,377

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization

66,045

75,692

(Gain) loss on disposition of property, plant and equipment

(303)

35

Stock compensation expense

8,094

9,740

Seeger divestiture charges

6,620

-

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of the effects of divestitures:
Accounts receivable

103,161

9,741

Inventories

(11,616)

6,145

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(10,168)

(12,494)

Accounts payable

(24,476)

(19,541)

Accrued liabilities

(7,981)

(216)

Deferred income taxes

(5,032)

(2,617)

Long-term retirement benefits

(2,517)

(16,862)

Long-term tax liability

(6,949)

(6,949)

Other

2,871

1,298

 
Net cash provided by operating activities

163,407

161,349

 
Investing activities:
Proceeds from disposition of property, plant and equipment

580

233

Proceeds from the sale of businesses, net of cash sold

36,879

-

Investment in restricted cash

(6,621)

-

Capital expenditures

(30,170)

(37,722)

Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired

-

(6,061)

 
Net cash provided (used) by investing activities

668

(43,550)

 
Financing activities:
Net change in other borrowings

6,794

16,415

Payments on long-term debt

(194,279)

(290,593)

Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt

50,000

230,625

Proceeds from the issuance of common stock

1,661

2,458

Common stock repurchases

(15,550)

(50,347)

Dividends paid

(24,302)

(24,414)

Withholding taxes paid on stock issuances

(3,177)

(5,913)

Other

(2,217)

(13,034)

 
Net cash used by financing activities

(181,070)

(134,803)

 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash flows

675

(3,247)

 
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(16,320)

(20,251)

 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

93,805

100,719

 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$ 77,485

$ 80,468

BARNES GROUP INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES TO FREE CASH FLOW
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Nine months ended September 30,

2020

2019

Free cash flow:
 
Net cash provided by operating activities

$ 163,407

$ 161,349

Capital expenditures

(30,170)

(37,722)

 
Free cash flow(1)

$ 133,237

$ 123,627

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 September 30,Nine months ended September 30,

2020

2019

% Change

2020

2019

% Change

SEGMENT RESULTS
Operating Profit - Industrial Segment (GAAP)

$ 24,438

$ 34,836

(29.8)

$ 42,063

$ 83,785

(49.8)

 
Gimatic short-term purchase accounting adjustments

-

-

-

5,373

Restructuring/reduction in force charges

-

-

15,766

-

Seeger divestiture adjustments

-

-

2,409

-

 
Operating Profit - Industrial Segment as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1)

$ 24,438

$ 34,836

(29.8)

$ 60,238

$ 89,158

(32.4)

 
Operating Margin - Industrial Segment (GAAP)

12.4%

15.0%

(260)

bps.

7.5%

11.8%

(430)

bps.
Operating Margin - Industrial Segment as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1)

12.4%

15.0%

(260)

bps.

10.7%

12.6%

(190)

bps.
 
Operating Profit - Aerospace Segment (GAAP)

$ 6,805

$ 32,749

(79.2)

$ 48,609

$ 91,407

(46.8)

 
Restructuring/reduction in force charges

304

-

2,243

-

 
Operating Profit - Aerospace Segment as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1)

$ 7,109

$ 32,749

(78.3)

$ 50,852

$ 91,407

(44.4)

 
Operating Margin - Aerospace Segment (GAAP)

9.4%

23.2%

(1,380)

bps.

17.7%

22.1%

(440)

bps.
Operating Margin - Aerospace Segment as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1)

9.9%

23.2%

(1,330)

bps.

18.5%

22.1%

(360)

bps.
 
 
CONSOLIDATED RESULTS
Operating Income (GAAP)

$ 31,243

$ 67,585

(53.8)

$ 90,672

$ 175,192

(48.2)

 
Gimatic short-term purchase accounting adjustments

-

-

-

5,373

Restructuring/reduction in force charges

304

-

18,009

-

Seeger divestiture adjustments

-

-

2,409

-

 
Operating Income as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1)

$ 31,547

$ 67,585

(53.3)

$ 111,090

$ 180,565

(38.5)

 
Operating Margin (GAAP)

11.6%

18.1%

(650)

bps.

10.9%

15.6%

(470)

bps.
Operating Margin as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1)

11.7%

18.1%

(640)

bps.

13.3%

16.1%

(280)

bps.
 
Diluted Net Income per Share (GAAP)

$ 0.30

$ 0.89

(66.3)

$ 0.89

$ 2.27

(60.8)

 
Gimatic short-term purchase accounting adjustments

-

-

-

0.08

Restructuring/reduction in force charges

-

-

0.26

-

Seeger divestiture adjustments

-

-

0.13

-

 
Diluted Net Income per Share as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1)

$ 0.30

$ 0.89

(66.3)

$ 1.28

$ 2.35

(45.5)

 
 
Full-Year 2019
Diluted Net Income per Share (GAAP)

$ 3.07

 
Gimatic short-term purchase accounting adjustments

0.03

Seeger divestiture non-cash impairment charge

0.11

 
Diluted Net Income per Share as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1)

$ 3.21

 

Notes:

(1) The Company has excluded the following from its "as adjusted" financial measurements for 2020: 1) adjustments related to the divestiture of the Seeger business, including $2.4M reflected within the Industrial segment's operating profit and $4.2M of tax expense, and 2) charges taken in 2020 related to restructuring and workforce reduction actions to be implemented across its businesses. The Company has excluded short-term purchase accounting adjustments related to its Gimatic acquisition and the non-cash impairment charge related to the divestiture of the Seeger business from its “as adjusted” financial measurements for 2019. The non-cash impairment charge was recorded pre-tax in 2019 as the tax charges resulting from the divestiture were recorded in the first quarter of 2020 following the completion of the sale. The tax effects of the restructuring actions in 2020 and the short-term purchase accounting adjustments in 2019 were calculated based on the respective tax jurisdictions and range from approximately 26% to 30%. 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.

Contacts:

Barnes Group Inc.
William Pitts
Director, Investor Relations
860.583.7070

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