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Barnes Group Inc. Reports First Quarter 2021 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 first quarter of 2021.

“Barnes Group delivered a strong first quarter to open 2021 with solid Industrial revenue growth and modest sequential improvement in Aerospace. The additional sales volumes contributed to better than expected operating profit in the quarter and allowed us to exceed the high-end of our EPS outlook,” said Patrick J. Dempsey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnes Group Inc. “Our 2021 return to growth focus is off to a good start with strong orders and increasing backlog, factors which provide more confidence in our second half expectation. With a heightened conviction of an economic recovery in many of our end markets, we have increased our financial performance outlook for 2021,” added Dempsey.

First Quarter 2021 Highlights

First quarter 2021 net sales of $302 million were down 9% from $331 million in the prior year period, with organic sales (1) declining 10% driven by the impact of the global pandemic on the Company’s aerospace related end markets. Divested Seeger sales had a negative impact of 2%, while foreign exchange had a positive impact of 3%. On a sequential basis, sales improved 4% from the fourth quarter of 2020. Operating income was $32.4 million versus $49.3 million a year ago. Operating margin decreased 420 bps to 10.7%. On an adjusted basis, which excludes $2.4 million of Seeger divestiture adjustments in last year’s first quarter, operating income was down 37% and adjusted operating margin was down 490 bps from a year ago.

Interest expense was $3.9 million, a decrease of $0.4 million from the prior year quarter due to the benefit of lower average borrowings, partially offset by a higher average interest rate. Other expense was $1.5 million, down $0.1 million from a year ago.

The Company’s effective tax rate in the first quarter was 28.1% compared with 31.5% a year ago. The decrease is largely due to the absence of tax expense related to the completed sale of the Seeger business and a reduction of the statutory tax rate at one of our international operations, both of which occurred in the first quarter of 2020. These benefits were offset in part by the impact of the global intangible low-taxed income tax on foreign earnings in the U.S in the first quarter of 2021.

Net income for the first quarter was $19.4 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, compared to $29.7 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, a year ago. On an adjusted basis, net income per share was down 46% from $0.71 a year ago. Adjusted net income per diluted share in the first quarter of 2020 excludes $0.13 of Seeger divestiture adjustments.

First quarter 2021 cash provided by operating activities was $35.6 million versus $47.2 million in the prior year period. Free cash flow was $27.8 million compared to $35.3 million last year. Capital expenditures were $7.9 million, down $4.1 million from a year ago.

Segment Performance and End Market Outlook

Industrial

First quarter sales were $220 million, up 10% from $199 million in the prior year period. Organic sales increased 8% related to volume increases due to stronger end markets. Divested Seeger revenues of $5.0 million had a negative impact of 3%, while favorable foreign exchange increased sales by $10.3 million, or 5%. On a sequential basis, total Industrial sales increased 5% from the fourth quarter of 2020.

Operating profit in the first quarter was $21.3 million, up 19% from $17.9 million in the prior year period. The increase was driven by the profit contribution of the higher sales volumes and productivity, offset in part by higher personnel costs. Operating margin was 9.7%, up 70 bps from a year ago. Excluding $2.4 million of Seeger divestiture adjustments in last year’s first quarter, adjusted operating profit was up 5% from last year’s $20.3 million and adjusted operating margin was down 50 bps from a year ago.

Aerospace

First quarter sales were $82 million, down 38% from $132 million last year as global aerospace end markets continue to be impacted by the global pandemic. Aerospace original equipment manufacturing (“OEM”) sales decreased 32% while aftermarket sales decreased 48%. On a sequential basis, Aerospace sales increased 2% from the fourth quarter of 2020.

Operating profit was $11.1 million, down 65% from $31.4 million in the prior year period, reflecting the impact of lower sales volumes, offset in part by better productivity. Operating margin was 13.6% versus 23.9% a year ago.

Aerospace OEM backlog ended the first quarter at $600 million, up 5% from December 2020. The Company expects to ship approximately 45% of this backlog over the next 12 months.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

Barnes Group’s balance sheet remains well-positioned with sufficient liquidity to fund operations. The Company has liquidity of $85 million in cash and approximately $441 million available under the revolving credit facility, subject to covenants which would have allowed $143 million under our current credit agreements. With respect to the balance sheet, our “Debt to EBITDA” ratio, as defined in our credit agreements, was approximately 3.1 times at quarter end. The Company is in full compliance with all covenants under its amended credit agreements.

Updated 2021 Outlook

Barnes Group now expects 2021 organic sales to be up 10% to 12%, up from the prior 6% to 8% expectation. Foreign exchange is anticipated to have an approximate 2% favorable impact on 2021 sales, while divested revenues will have an approximate negative 1% impact. Operating margin is forecasted to be approximately 13%. Earnings per share are now expected to be in the range of $1.78 to $1.98, up 9% to 21% from 2020’s adjusted earnings per share of $1.64 and above our prior expectation of $1.65 to $1.90. Further, the Company forecasts capital expenditures of approximately $50 million and cash conversion of greater than 100% of net income. The effective tax rate for 2021 is expected to be approximately 30%.

Conference Call Information

Barnes Group Inc. will conduct a conference call with investors to discuss first quarter 2021 results at 8:30 a.m. ET today, April 30, 2021. 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 3882647. 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, April 30, 2021 until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday, May 7, 2021, by dialing (416) 621-4642; Conference ID 3882647.

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. The skilled and dedicated employees of Barnes Group around the globe are committed to the highest performance standards and achieving consistent, sustainable profitable growth. Barnes Group is committed to corporate accountability and furthering environmental, social and governance principles as evidenced by our listing as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek. 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,” “estimate,” “project,” “continue,” “will,” “should,” 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, 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 pandemic; the failure to achieve anticipated cost savings and benefits associated with workforce reductions and restructuring actions; 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; 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 ability to achieve social and environmental performance goals; 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, social, economic, business, competitive, environmental, regulatory and public health nature; 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 March 31,

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

%
Change
 
Net sales

$

301,629

 

$

330,671

 

(8.8

)

 
Cost of sales

 

194,696

 

 

208,248

 

(6.5

)

Selling and administrative expenses

 

74,553

 

 

73,110

 

2.0

 

 

 

269,249

 

 

281,358

 

(4.3

)

 
Operating income

 

32,380

 

 

49,313

 

(34.3

)

 
Operating margin

 

10.7

%

 

14.9

%

 
Interest expense

 

3,942

 

 

4,324

 

(8.8

)

Other expense (income), net

 

1,463

 

 

1,594

 

(8.2

)

 
Income before income taxes

 

26,975

 

 

43,395

 

(37.8

)

 
Income taxes

 

7,593

 

 

13,662

 

(44.4

)

 
Net income

$

19,382

 

$

29,733

 

(34.8

)

 
Common dividends

$

8,104

 

$

8,133

 

(0.4

)

 
Per common share:
 
Net income:
Basic

$

0.38

 

$

0.58

 

(34.5

)

Diluted

 

0.38

 

 

0.58

 

(34.5

)

Dividends

 

0.16

 

 

0.16

 

 

 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic

 

50,933,666

 

 

51,061,132

 

(0.2

)

Diluted

 

51,087,688

 

 

51,501,857

 

(0.8

)

BARNES GROUP INC.
OPERATIONS BY REPORTABLE BUSINESS SEGMENT
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
Three months ended March 31,

2021

 

 

2020

 

%
Change
Net sales
 
Industrial

$

219,992

 

$

199,100

 

10.5

 

 
Aerospace

 

81,642

 

 

131,571

 

(37.9

)

 
Intersegment sales

 

(5

)

 

 

 
Total net sales

$

301,629

 

$

330,671

 

(8.8

)

 
Operating profit
 
Industrial

$

21,295

 

$

17,924

 

18.8

 

 
Aerospace

 

11,085

 

 

31,389

 

(64.7

)

 
Total operating profit

$

32,380

 

$

49,313

 

(34.3

)

 
Operating margin Change
 
Industrial

 

9.7

%

 

9.0

%

70

 

bps.
 
Aerospace

 

13.6

%

 

23.9

%

(1,030

)

bps.
 
Total operating margin

 

10.7

%

 

14.9

%

(420

)

bps.
BARNES GROUP INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
March 31,
2021
December 31,
2020
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents

$

84,900

$

79,145

Accounts receivable

 

252,548

 

251,460

Inventories

 

233,465

 

238,008

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

77,490

 

73,732

 
Total current assets

 

648,403

 

642,345

 
 
Deferred income taxes

 

21,653

 

22,092

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

356,272

 

370,947

Goodwill

 

971,851

 

1,011,580

Other intangible assets, net

 

541,148

 

564,132

Other assets

 

60,937

 

65,130

 
Total assets

$

2,600,264

$

2,676,226

 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities
Notes and overdrafts payable

$

7,507

$

2,115

Accounts payable

 

118,756

 

112,428

Accrued liabilities

 

169,277

 

178,560

Long-term debt – current

 

2,051

 

2,276

 
Total current liabilities

 

297,591

 

295,379

 
Long-term debt

 

664,015

 

699,868

Accrued retirement benefits

 

94,066

 

98,171

Deferred income taxes

 

88,117

 

91,668

Long-term tax liability

 

59,063

 

59,063

Other liabilities

 

46,045

 

49,400

 
Total stockholders’ equity

 

1,351,367

 

1,382,677

 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

2,600,264

$

2,676,226

BARNES GROUP INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three months ended March 31,

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Operating activities:
Net income

$

19,382

 

$

29,733

 

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

 

21,992

 

 

23,617

 

Gain on disposition of property, plant and equipment

 

(50

)

 

(123

)

Stock compensation expense

 

2,306

 

 

2,552

 

Seeger divestiture charges

 

 

 

6,620

 

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

 

(7,590

)

 

9,592

 

Inventories

 

78

 

 

(12,788

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(4,882

)

 

(3,227

)

Accounts payable

 

9,121

 

 

1,328

 

Accrued liabilities

 

(6,456

)

 

(7,885

)

Deferred income taxes

 

(101

)

 

462

 

Long-term retirement benefits

 

(569

)

 

(3,518

)

Other

 

2,381

 

 

826

 

 
Net cash provided by operating activities

 

35,612

 

 

47,189

 

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

 

83

 

 

185

 

Proceeds from the sale of businesses, net of cash sold

 

 

 

36,879

 

Capital expenditures

 

(7,855

)

 

(11,912

)

Other

 

3,758

 

 

 

 
Net cash (used) provided by investing activities

 

(4,014

)

 

25,152

 

 
Financing activities:
Net change in other borrowings

 

5,354

 

 

20,775

 

Payments on long-term debt

 

(30,933

)

 

(108,521

)

Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt

 

15,000

 

 

75,000

 

Proceeds from the issuance of common stock

 

125

 

 

183

 

Common stock repurchases

 

 

 

(15,550

)

Dividends paid

 

(8,104

)

 

(8,133

)

Withholding taxes paid on stock issuances

 

(68

)

 

(84

)

Other

 

(5,816

)

 

(7,252

)

 
Net cash used by financing activities

 

(24,442

)

 

(43,582

)

 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash flows

 

(2,331

)

 

(3,111

)

 
Increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

4,825

 

 

25,648

 

 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

91,468

 

 

93,805

 

 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

 

96,293

 

 

119,453

 

 
Less: Restricted cash, included in Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(6,198

)

 

 

Less: Restricted cash, included in Other assets

 

(5,195

)

 

(6,626

)

 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

84,900

 

$

112,827

 

BARNES GROUP INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES TO FREE CASH FLOW
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three months ended March 31,

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Free cash flow:
 
Net cash provided by operating activities

$

35,612

 

$

47,189

 

Capital expenditures

 

(7,855

)

 

(11,912

)

 
Free cash flow(1)

$

27,757

 

$

35,277

 

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,

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

% Change

SEGMENT RESULTS
Operating Profit – Industrial Segment (GAAP)

$

21,295

 

$

17,924

 

 

18.8

 

 
Seeger divestiture adjustments

 

 

 

2,409

 

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

$

21,295

 

$

20,333

 

 

4.7

 

 
Operating Margin – Industrial Segment (GAAP)

 

9.7

%

 

9.0

%

 

70

 

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

 

9.7

%

 

10.2

%

 

(50

)

bps.
 
 
 
CONSOLIDATED RESULTS
Operating Income (GAAP)

$

32,380

 

$

49,313

 

 

(34.3

)

 
Seeger divestiture adjustments

 

 

 

2,409

 

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

$

32,380

 

$

51,722

 

 

(37.4

)

 
Operating Margin (GAAP)

 

10.7

%

 

14.9

%

 

(420

)

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

 

10.7

%

 

15.6

%

 

(490

)

bps.
 
Diluted Net Income per Share (GAAP)

$

0.38

 

$

0.58

 

 

(34.5

)

 
Seeger divestiture adjustments

 

 

 

0.13

 

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

$

0.38

 

$

0.71

 

 

(46.5

)

 
 
Full-Year 2020 Full-Year 2021 Outlook
Diluted Net Income per Share (GAAP)

$

1.24

 

$

1.78

 

to

$

1.98

 

 
Restructuring/reduction in force charges

 

0.27

 

Seeger divestiture adjustments

 

0.13

 

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

$

1.64

 

$

1.78

 

to

$

1.98

 

 
 
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 $2.5M 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, including $18.2M reflected within operating profit and $1.0M reflected within other expense (income), net. 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 were calculated based on the respective tax jurisdictions and averaged approximately 27%. 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