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Jan 18, 2018
Insteel Industries Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Insteel Industries, Inc. (NasdaqGS: IIIN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended December 30, 2017.

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First Quarter 2018 Results

Net earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 increased to $8.1 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, from $4.5 million, or $0.23 per share, in the same period a year ago. Insteel's earnings for the current year quarter benefited from a $3.7 million, or $0.19 per share gain on the remeasurement of deferred tax liabilities and a $0.5 million, or $0.03 per share reduction in income taxes related to the lower corporate tax rate enacted under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017. Excluding the deferred tax gain, Insteel's effective tax rate decreased to 24.9% from 33.7% in the prior year quarter reflecting the reduction in the federal statutory rate to 21% from 35% for the remaining three quarters of fiscal 2018.  

Insteel's first-quarter results were unfavorably impacted by narrower spreads between selling prices and raw material costs, partially offset by higher shipments and lower manufacturing costs on the higher production volume relative to the prior year quarter. Net sales increased 4.1% to $97.7 million from $93.9 million in the prior year quarter, reflecting a 1.3% increase in shipments and a 2.8% increase in average selling prices. Shipments increased 1.7% sequentially from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 while average selling prices decreased 0.8% due to competitive pricing pressures. Gross margin narrowed 200 basis points to 11.9% from 13.9% in the prior year quarter due to the reduction in spreads.

Cash flow from operations increased to $14.8 million from $3.9 million in the prior year quarter primarily due to the relative changes in net working capital, which provided $4.7 million of cash while using $4.6 million in the prior year quarter.

Capital Allocation and Liquidity

Capital expenditures for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 increased to $6.1 million from $5.4 million in the prior year quarter. Capital outlays for fiscal 2018 are expected to total up to $21.0 million largely related to additional investments in engineered structural mesh manufacturing capabilities, the purchase of the leased Houston facility and further upgrades of production technology and information systems.

Insteel ended the quarter debt-free with $37.2 million of cash and cash equivalents, and no borrowings outstanding on its $100.0 million revolving credit facility. Following the end of the quarter, on January 5, 2018 Insteel paid a special cash dividend totaling $19.0 million, or $1.00 per share, to shareholders of record as of December 20, 2017, marking the third consecutive year in which a special dividend has been paid.

Outlook

"We are encouraged by the improving demand trends during the first quarter following the weakness we experienced over the second half of fiscal 2017," commented H.O. Woltz III, Insteel's president and CEO. "As we move into the second quarter, however, we expect our results will be affected by the usual weather-related slowdown in construction activity.

"Looking ahead to the remainder of fiscal 2018, the leading indicators for the construction sector are signaling continued growth which should drive improvement in our volumes, spreads and costs. We also expect to benefit from our recent acquisition of Ortiz Engineered Products as we intensify our efforts to penetrate the rebar market with the substitution of engineered structural mesh for cast-in-place applications and leverage our newly combined engineering and sales capabilities."

Conference Call

Insteel will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET today to discuss its first quarter financial results. A live webcast of this call can be accessed on Insteel's website at https://insteelgcs.gcs-web.com/ and will be archived for replay until the next quarterly conference call.

About Insteel

Insteel is the nation's largest manufacturer of steel wire reinforcing products for concrete construction applications. Insteel manufactures and markets PC strand and welded wire reinforcement, including engineered structural mesh, concrete pipe reinforcement and standard welded wire reinforcement. Insteel's products are sold primarily to manufacturers of concrete products that are used in nonresidential construction. Headquartered in Mount Airy, North Carolina, Insteel operates ten manufacturing facilities located in the United States.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this news release, the words  "believes," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates," "appears," "plans," "intends," "may," "should," "could" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by such forward-looking statements are reasonable, they are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and we can provide no assurances that such plans, intentions or expectations will be implemented or achieved. Many of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in detail, and are updated from time to time in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in particular in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2017.

All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. All forward-looking statements speak only to the respective dates on which such statements are made and we do not undertake any obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect any future events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events, except as may be required by law.

It is not possible to anticipate and list all risks and uncertainties that may affect our future operations or financial performance; however, they include, but are not limited to, the following: general economic and competitive conditions in the markets in which we operate; changes in the spending levels for nonresidential and residential construction and the impact on demand for our products; changes in the amount and duration of transportation funding provided by federal, state and local governments and the impact on spending for infrastructure construction and demand for our products; the cyclical nature of the steel and building material industries; credit market conditions and the relative availability of financing for us, our customers and the construction industry as a whole; fluctuations in the cost and availability of our primary raw material, hot-rolled steel wire rod, from domestic and foreign suppliers; competitive pricing pressures and our ability to raise selling prices in order to recover increases in raw material or operating costs; changes in United States or foreign trade policy affecting imports or exports of steel wire rod or our products; unanticipated changes in customer demand, order patterns and inventory levels; the impact of fluctuations in demand and capacity utilization levels on our unit manufacturing costs; our ability to further develop the market for engineered structural mesh ("ESM") and expand our shipments of ESM; potential difficulties that may be encountered in integrating the acquired assets of Ortiz Engineered Products, Inc. into our existing business and realizing the anticipated synergies; legal, environmental, economic or regulatory developments that significantly impact our operating costs; unanticipated plant outages, equipment failures or labor difficulties; and the "Risk Factors" discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2017 and in other filings made by us with the SEC.

 

 

INSTEEL INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands except for per share data)

(Unaudited)


















Three Months Ended



December 30,


December 31,



2017


2016

Net sales


$          97,741


$          93,888

Cost of sales


86,080


80,878

    Gross profit


11,661


13,010

Selling, general and administrative expense


5,763


6,264

Restructuring charges, net


-


48

Other expense (income), net


19


(10)

Interest expense


28


34

Interest income


(76)


(52)

    Earnings before income taxes


5,927


6,726

Income taxes


(2,184)


2,266

    Net earnings


$            8,111


$            4,460











Net earnings per share:





    Basic


$              0.43


$              0.23

    Diluted


0.42


0.23






Weighted average shares outstanding:





    Basic


19,041


18,980

    Diluted


19,224


19,209






Cash dividends declared per share


$              1.03


$              1.28

 

INSTEEL INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)


















(Unaudited)




(Unaudited)



December 30,


September 30,


December 31,



2017


2017


2016

Assets







Current assets:







    Cash and cash equivalents


$          37,336


$          32,105


$          57,020

    Accounts receivable, net


39,769


40,284


44,155

    Inventories


70,918


81,853


61,590

    Other current assets


5,101


5,949


3,258

        Total current assets


153,124


160,191


166,023

Property, plant and equipment, net


102,891


98,670


92,332

Intangibles, net


10,634


7,913


8,774

Goodwill


8,293


6,965


6,965

Other assets


9,698


9,334


8,463

        Total assets


$        284,640


$        283,073


$        282,557








Liabilities and shareholders' equity







Current liabilities:







    Accounts payable


$          30,992


$          33,651


$          29,001

    Accrued expenses


5,411


8,667


8,394

    Dividends payable


19,612


-


24,298

        Total current liabilities


56,015


42,318


61,693

Other liabilities


16,515


17,379


15,888

Shareholders' equity:







    Common stock


19,041


19,041


18,985

    Additional paid-in capital


70,052


69,817


68,056

    Retained earnings


124,350


135,851


119,476

    Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(1,333)


(1,333)


(1,541)

        Total shareholders' equity


212,110


223,376


204,976

        Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$        284,640


$        283,073


$        282,557















 

INSTEEL INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)


















Three Months Ended



December 30,


December 31,



2017


2016

Cash Flows From Operating Activities:





    Net earnings


$            8,111


$            4,460

    Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:





            Depreciation and amortization


3,176


3,018

            Amortization of capitalized financing costs


16


16

            Stock-based compensation expense


235


257

            Deferred income taxes


(2,069)


1,187

            Loss on sale and disposition of property, plant and equipment


17


36

            Increase in cash surrender value of life insurance policies over premiums paid


(256)


(73)

            Net changes in assets and liabilities (net of assets and liabilities acquired):





                Accounts receivable, net


515


3,234

                Inventories


10,935


9,596

                Accounts payable and accrued expenses


(6,793)


(17,412)

                Other changes


877


(425)

                    Total adjustments


6,653


(566)

                        Net cash provided by operating activities


14,764


3,894






Cash Flows From Investing Activities:





    Capital expenditures


(6,080)


(5,417)

    Acquisition of business


(3,300)


-

    Proceeds from surrender of life insurance policies


41


-

    Increase in cash surrender value of life insurance policies


(194)


(221)

                        Net cash used for investing activities


(9,533)


(5,638)






Cash Flows From Financing Activities:





    Proceeds from long-term debt


90


97

    Principal payments on long-term debt


(90)


(97)

    Cash received from exercise of stock options


-


35

    Payment of employee tax withholdings related to net share transactions


-


(144)

                        Net cash used for financing activities


-


(109)






Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


5,231


(1,853)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


32,105


58,873

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$          37,336


$          57,020






Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information:





    Cash paid during the period for:





        Income taxes, net


$                  (7)


$                 44

    Non-cash investing and financing activities:





        Purchases of property, plant and equipment in accounts payable


1,005


1,487

        Declaration of cash dividends to be paid


19,612


24,298

        Restricted stock units and stock options surrendered for withholding taxes payable

-


144






 

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SOURCE Insteel Industries, Inc.

Michael C. Gazmarian, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Insteel Industries, Inc., (336) 786-2141, Ext. 3020


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