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Apr 23, 2018
Insteel Industries Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Insteel Industries, Inc. (NasdaqGS: IIIN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended March 31, 2018.

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Second Quarter 2018 Results

Net earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 decreased to $5.9 million, or $0.31 per share, from $7.4 million, or $0.39 per share, in the same period a year ago. Insteel's second-quarter results were unfavorably impacted by narrower spreads between selling prices and raw material costs partially offset by higher shipments and a lower effective tax rate relative to the prior year quarter.

Net sales increased 6.2% to $107.4 million from $101.2 million in the prior year quarter driven by a 2.4% increase in shipments and a 3.7% increase in average selling prices. Shipments increased 6.8% sequentially from the first quarter of fiscal 2018 while average selling prices increased 2.9%. Gross margin narrowed 370 basis points to 14.4% from 18.1% in the prior year quarter due to the reduction in spreads. Insteel's effective tax rate decreased to 24.7% from 33.9% in the prior year quarter reflecting the reduction in the corporate tax rate under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  

Cash flow from operations decreased to $9.7 million from $13.7 million in the prior year quarter primarily due to the relative changes in net working capital and the decrease in earnings. Net working capital used $0.3 million of cash while providing $3.2 million in the prior year quarter.

Six Month 2018 Results

Net earnings for the first six months of fiscal 2018 increased to $14.0 million, or $0.73 per share, from $11.9 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago. Insteel's earnings for the current year period benefited from a $3.7 million, or $0.19 per share gain on the remeasurement of deferred tax liabilities related to the impact of the new tax law. Net sales increased 5.2% to $205.2 million from $195.0 million in the prior year period driven by a 1.8% increase in shipments and a 3.3% increase in average selling prices. Gross margin narrowed 280 basis points to 13.2% from 16.0% due to the reduction in spreads. Excluding the deferred tax gain, Insteel's effective tax rate decreased to 24.7% from 33.8% in the prior year period.

Cash flow from operations increased to $24.5 million from $17.6 million in the prior year period primarily due to the relative changes in net working capital and the increase in earnings. Net working capital provided $4.3 million of cash while using $1.4 million in the prior year period.

Capital Allocation and Liquidity

Capital expenditures for the first six months of fiscal 2018 decreased to $9.3 million from $10.7 million in the prior year period. Capital outlays for fiscal 2018 are expected to total up to $21.0 million largely related to additional investments in engineered structural mesh ("ESM") manufacturing capabilities, the purchase of the leased Houston facility and further upgrades of production technology and information systems.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2018, Insteel returned $20.2 million of capital to shareholders through the payment of a special cash dividend of $1.00 per share and two regular quarterly cash dividends of $0.03 per share, marking the third consecutive year in which a special dividend of at least $1.00 per share has been paid. Insteel ended the quarter debt-free with $23.5 million of cash and cash equivalents, and no borrowings outstanding on its $100.0 million revolving credit facility.

Outlook

"As we move into the second half of fiscal 2018, we expect improved business conditions driven by the usual seasonal pickup in demand together with continued growth in the construction sector," commented H.O. Woltz III, Insteel's president and CEO. "We believe the infrastructure-related portion of our business will benefit from the funding increases provided for in the recently passed federal omnibus spending bill together with state and local initiatives. The outlook for private nonresidential construction remains positive as well based on most recent leading indicators and industry forecasts, with the potential for additional investment spurred by the new tax law."  

Conference Call

Insteel will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET today to discuss its second 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 ESM, 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 ESM and expand our shipments of ESM; 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 amounts)

(Unaudited)






























Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended



March 31,


April 1,


March 31,


April 1,



2018


2017


2018


2017










Net sales


$     107,417


$     101,159


$     205,158


$     195,047

Cost of sales


92,001


82,865


178,081


163,743

    Gross profit


15,416


18,294


27,077


31,304

Selling, general and administrative expense


7,475


7,055


13,238


13,319

Restructuring charges, net


-


25


-


73

Other expense, net


166


10


185


-

Interest expense


23


35


51


69

Interest income


(53)


(48)


(129)


(100)

    Earnings before income taxes


7,805


11,217


13,732


17,943

Income taxes


1,926


3,797


(258)


6,063

    Net earnings


$         5,879


$         7,420


$       13,990


$       11,880



















Net earnings per share:









    Basic


$           0.31


$           0.39


$           0.73


$           0.63

    Diluted


0.31


0.39


0.73


0.62










Weighted average shares outstanding:









    Basic


19,052


19,004


19,047


18,992

    Diluted


19,258


19,224


19,241


19,217










Cash dividends declared per share


$           0.03


$           0.03


$           1.06


$           1.31










 

 

INSTEEL INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)






















(Unaudited)




(Unaudited)



March 31,


December 30,


September 30,


April 1,



2018


2017


2017


2017

Assets









Current assets:









    Cash and cash equivalents


$          23,464


$          37,336


$          32,105


$          40,185

    Accounts receivable, net


50,455


39,769


40,284


49,577

    Inventories


63,156


70,918


81,853


59,230

    Other current assets


4,071


5,101


5,949


3,264

        Total current assets


141,146


153,124


160,191


152,256

Property, plant and equipment, net


103,277


102,891


98,670


94,805

Intangibles, net


10,275


10,634


7,913


8,484

Goodwill


8,293


8,293


6,965


6,965

Other assets


9,649


9,698


9,334


8,712

        Total assets


$        272,640


$        284,640


$        283,073


$        271,222










Liabilities and shareholders' equity









Current liabilities:









    Accounts payable


$          32,561


$          30,992


$          33,651


$          35,605

    Accrued expenses


5,497


5,411


8,667


7,222

    Dividends payable


-


19,612


-


-

        Total current liabilities


38,058


56,015


42,318


42,827

Other liabilities


16,537


16,515


17,379


15,736

Shareholders' equity:









    Common stock


19,063


19,041


19,041


19,025

    Additional paid-in capital


70,658


70,052


69,817


68,850

    Retained earnings


129,657


124,350


135,851


126,325

    Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(1,333)


(1,333)


(1,333)


(1,541)

        Total shareholders' equity


218,045


212,110


223,376


212,659

        Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$        272,640


$        284,640


$        283,073


$        271,222










 

 

INSTEEL INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)












Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended



March 31,


April 1,


March 31,


April 1,



2018


2017


2018


2017

Cash Flows From Operating Activities:









  Net earnings


$        5,879


$        7,420


$      13,990


$      11,880

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








      Depreciation and amortization


3,233


2,711


6,409


5,729

      Amortization of capitalized financing costs


16


16


32


32

      Stock-based compensation expense


838


876


1,073


1,133

      Deferred income taxes


(201)


(277)


(2,270)


910

      Loss on sale and disposition of property, plant and equipment


204


10


221


46

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


(19)


(287)


(275)


(360)

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









        Accounts receivable, net


(10,686)


(5,422)


(10,171)


(2,188)

        Inventories


7,762


2,360


18,697


11,956

        Accounts payable and accrued expenses


2,575


6,280


(4,218)


(11,132)

        Other changes


128


(5)


1,005


(430)

          Total adjustments


3,850


6,262


10,503


5,696

            Net cash provided by operating activities


9,729


13,682


24,493


17,576










Cash Flows From Investing Activities:









  Capital expenditures


(3,236)


(5,239)


(9,316)


(10,656)

  Acquisition of business


-


-


(3,300)


-

  Proceeds from surrender of life insurance policies


80


77


121


77

  Increase in cash surrender value of life insurance policies


(51)


(56)


(245)


(277)

            Net cash used for investing activities


(3,207)


(5,218)


(12,740)


(10,856)










Cash Flows From Financing Activities:









  Proceeds from long-term debt


79


79


169


176

  Principal payments on long-term debt


(79)


(79)


(169)


(176)

  Cash dividends paid


(20,184)


(24,869)


(20,184)


(24,869)

  Cash received from exercise of stock options


-


72


-


107

  Payment of employee tax withholdings related to net share transactions


(210)


(502)


(210)


(646)

            Net cash used for financing activities


(20,394)


(25,299)


(20,394)


(25,408)










Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents


(13,872)


(16,835)


(8,641)


(18,688)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


37,336


57,020


32,105


58,873

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$      23,464


$      40,185


$      23,464


$      40,185










Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information:









  Cash paid during the period for:









    Income taxes, net


$        1,067


$        4,116


$        1,060


$        4,160

  Non-cash investing and financing activities:









    Purchases of property, plant and equipment in accounts payable


1,233


1,152


1,233


1,152

    Restricted stock units and stock options surrendered for withholding taxes payable

210


502


210


646










 

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SOURCE Insteel Industries, Inc.

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


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