Harsco Corporation Reports First Quarter 2012 Results From Operations
Published on Wednesday, 02 May 2012 08:11 Written by TradersHuddle Staff
CAMP HILL, Pa., May 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Worldwide industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) today reported first quarter 2012 results.
First Quarter 2012 Highlights
First quarter 2012 income from continuing operations was $3.5 million or $0.05 per diluted share before restructuring charges. Including the restructuring charges, diluted EPS from continuing operations were a loss of ($0.36), or a loss of ($29.2) million. This compares with first quarter 2011 income from continuing operations of $13.6 million, or $0.15 per share.
Also included in the first quarter was a $4.1 million, pre-tax expense, or ($0.04) per share, related to a separation payment for the former CEO. Further, the quarter benefited from a one-time $1.7 million, pre-tax, or $0.02 per share, pension curtailment gain in the Metals and Minerals Segment. Excluding the restructuring charges and these one-time items, earnings per share were $0.07.
Sales in the first quarter of 2012 were approximately $752 million, compared with $779 million in the first quarter of last year. Foreign currency translation decreased sales in the first quarter of 2012 by approximately $14 million when compared with the first quarter of 2011, but did not have a material impact on operating income.
As part of the restructuring program previously announced in December 2011, the Company incurred a $35.4 million pre-tax, or $0.41 per diluted share restructuring charge in the first quarter of 2012, principally to further address the realignment of the Company's Infrastructure business and position it for breakeven operating income in the second half of 2012 and profitability in 2013, despite the continued challenging global non-residential construction environment. As also previously reported, the Company's 2011/2012 restructuring actions are expected to generate pre-tax savings of approximately $36 million in 2012, or $0.32 per diluted share, and more than $65 million in pre-tax savings, or $0.58 per diluted share, when fully annualized in 2013.
|Reported Diluted EPS From continuing operations||$ (0.36)||$ 0.15|
|• Restructuring Charge||0.41||--|
|• Former CEO Separation Payment||0.04||--|
|• Pension Curtailment Gains||(0.02)||--|
|Adjusted Diluted EPS from continuing operations||$ 0.07||$ 0.15|
Commenting on the Company's results, Harsco Interim Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Henry W. Knueppel said, "Clearly we are not pleased with our overall operating results for the quarter. As we stated coming into this quarter it would be a difficult quarter and the low point for the year. Our key markets for Infrastructure and Metals actually trended worse than expected in the quarter. Fortunately, strong performances in our Rail and Industrial businesses and rigorous implementation of the previously announced restructuring actions allowed us to bridge the gap and meet our commitments.
"As we look at the second quarter we are seeing some recovery in our markets but not yet to the degree we expected as the year began. We do however expect significant incremental improvement over our first quarter results. Accordingly, we are projecting second quarter earnings in the range of $0.32 to $0.38 per share before the effect of further restructuring costs from previously announced restructuring actions. This guidance excludes a one-time gain associated with the restructuring of approximately $4.5 million, or $0.04 per share, that was included in our original December guidance. While we are expecting to achieve this one-time gain in the second quarter, the timing involved could move it to the third quarter. Therefore, we have pulled it out of our current guidance. Our second quarter 2012 earnings projection compares with $0.47 per share in the second quarter of 2011. Results in 2011 included an $8 million, pre-tax, or $0.07 per share one-time benefit. This benefit was related to the completion of the first phase of the Rail Segment's large equipment order from the Ministry of Railways of China."
First Quarter Business Review
Harsco Metals & Minerals
Sales in the first quarter of $360 million compared with last year's first quarter sales of approximately $392 million. Foreign currency translation reduced sales in the quarter by approximately $8.6 million.
Operating income in the first quarter was $22.3 million or a decline of approximately 22 percent from the operating income of $28.6 million in last year's first quarter. Operating margins in the quarter before the restructuring charge were 6.1 percent, compared with 7.3 percent in the first quarter of 2011. Foreign currency translation did not have a material impact on operating income in the quarter. Results in the first quarter of 2012 included a $1.7 million pre-tax, or $0.02 per share, pension curtailment gain.
While there were no meaningful restructuring charges for this business segment in the first quarter, as previously announced, restructuring charges of approximately $12 million are expected to be incurred in the remaining quarters of 2012. A significant portion of the restructuring charges for this Segment were taken in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Lower year-over-year sales and operating income in the quarter were principally the result of lower global steel production and demand. Overall, customer steel production was down 13 percent in the first quarter, compared with the first quarter of last year. These headwinds were somewhat offset by improved results from the Company's roofing granules and abrasives business and overall cost reductions from previously announced restructuring initiatives.
Looking ahead, the Metals & Minerals business is expected to show improved operating margins and overall returns in 2012. End-market activity is expected to continue to be down year-over-year in the second quarter of 2012, due principally to European and Middle East market conditions, but improve in the second half of the year. The second half of 2012 will also benefit from continued new contract signings and restructuring actions.
Sales in the first quarter decreased to $238 million from $262 million last year. Foreign currency translation reduced sales in the quarter by approximately $5.2 million.
An operating loss of approximately ($18.0) million was incurred in the first quarter, before restructuring charge. Last year, a comparable operating loss of ($17.5) million was incurred in the first quarter. Foreign currency translation did not have a material impact on operating income in the quarter.
During the first quarter of 2012, the Company took a pre-tax restructuring charge of approximately $35.6 million in this business. The charge was the result of previously disclosed actions to rationalize equipment, exit under-performing locations and reduce European exposure. Including the charge, an operating loss of ($53.5) million was incurred in the quarter. The Company expects to incur an additional restructuring charge of approximately $49 million in the remaining quarters of 2012, as a result of these previously mentioned actions.
Despite continued global bottom cycle activity in the non-residential construction market, the Company expects operating income in the Infrastructure business to be positive for the second half of 2012 due to the significant restructuring actions the Company has taken in this Segment over the past two years.
Sales in the quarter were $68 million, an increase of 9 percent from sales of $63 million last year. Operating income was $9.3 million in the first quarter, compared with operating income of $8.1 million in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of approximately 15 percent. Operating margins of 13.7 percent in the quarter were seventy basis points higher than operating margins of 13.0 percent in last year's first quarter. Foreign currency translation did not have a meaningful impact on results in the quarter when compared with the first quarter of last year.
Stronger than anticipated performance in the quarter was the result of higher contract services revenues and equipment sales compared with the first quarter of last year. This stronger performance was partially due to the timing of parts and equipment sales in the first quarter that were expected to occur in the second quarter of 2012.
Looking ahead, Harsco Rail entered 2012 with a strong order book and encouraging bidding activity and is again expected to show strong full-year results. It should be noted that the second quarter of 2011 included an $8.0 million pre-tax one-time benefit. As previously noted, this benefit related to the completion of the first phase of this Segment's large equipment order from the Ministry of Railways of China. This benefit will not repeat in 2012.
Sales in the first quarter increased by approximately 37 percent to $86 million from last year's $63 million. Likewise, operating income increased by 31 percent to $14.0 million compared with $10.7 million last year. Operating margins in the quarter of 16.2 percent compared with last year's first quarter margins of 16.9 percent. The decline was principally due to higher year-over-year material costs. Foreign currency translation did not have a material impact on results in the quarter when compared with the first quarter of last year.
Improved results in the first quarter of 2012 were the result of year-over-year growth due to increased market demand in Harsco Industrial's businesses, with gains in market share and overall economic improvement in the principally energy-related markets served by these businesses.
The outlook for Harsco Industrial for the remainder of 2012 remains guarded. With its focus on the energy sector, its successful globalization of the business and a renewed emphasis on product development and differentiation, Harsco Industrial expects to see continued growth in both sales and income in 2012 and beyond. However, recent historically low natural gas prices could have a negative impact on this Segment's future order activity.
Liquidity, Capital Resources and Other Matters
Net cash used by operating activities for the first quarter of 2012 was $1.4 million, compared with $13.1 million of cash provided by operations in the prior year. Cash from operations in 2012 and 2011 includes $28.8 million and $10.3 million, respectively, of cash payments for restructuring actions. Excluding restructuring payments, cash from operations in 2012 and 2011 was $27.4 million and $23.4 million, respectively. Capital expenditures in the first quarter of 2012 were $53 million, compared with $67 million for the same period last year.
At the end of the quarter, the Company's balance sheet debt was $968 million, up from the December 31, 2011 amount of $909 million. The debt-to-capital ratio at March 31, 2012 was 44.4 percent, up from 42.7 percent at December 31, 2011. The net debt-to-capital ratio at March 31, 2012 was 40.6 percent, up from 39.2 percent at December 31, 2011.
During the quarter, the Company successfully renewed an unsecured back-up credit facility through a multi-national consortium of 14 banks. The new 5-year, $525 million back-up facility, which was oversubscribed, replaces a 3-year back-up facility that was due to expire later this year.
The first quarter effective income tax rate, excluding restructuring costs, was 68.3 percent due to the mix of international earnings. For the full-year 2012, the effective income tax rate is estimated in the range of 27 percent.
Economic Value Added (EVA®) in the first quarter of 2012 was comparable to the first quarter of 2011.
Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections. All statements that address expectations or projections about the future, including statements about the company's strategy for growth, product development, market position, expected expenditures and financial results are forward-looking statements. Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by words like "may," "could," "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "intends," "projects," "indicates," and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors, including those discussed more fully elsewhere in this release and in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Harsco, particularly its latest annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as well as others, could cause results to differ materially from those stated. These factors include, but are not limited to, changes in the worldwide business environment in which the Company operates, including general economic conditions; changes in currency exchange rates, interest rates, commodity and fuel costs and capital costs; changes in the performance of the equity and debt markets that could affect, among other things, the valuation of the assets in the Company's pension plans and the accounting for pension assets, liabilities and expenses; changes in governmental laws and regulations, including environmental, tax and import tariff standards; market and competitive changes, including pricing pressures, market demand and acceptance for new products, services, and technologies; unforeseen business disruptions in one or more of the many countries in which the Company operates due to political instability, civil disobedience, armed hostilities, public health issues or other calamities; the seasonal nature of the Company's business; our ability to successfully enter into new contracts and complete new acquisitions or joint ventures in the timeframe contemplated or at all; the recent global financial and credit crisis, which could result in our customers curtailing development projects, construction, production and capital expenditures, which, in turn, could reduce the demand for our products and services and, accordingly, our sales, margins and profitability; the financial condition of the Company's customers, including the ability of customers (especially those that may be highly leveraged and those with inadequate liquidity) to maintain their credit availability; risk and uncertainty associated with intangible assets; the successful integration of the Company's strategic acquisitions; the amount and timing of repurchases of the Company's common stock, if any; our ability to successfully implement cost-reduction initiatives, including the achievement of expected cost savings in the expected timeframe; and other risk factors listed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports. The Company undertakes no duty to update forward-looking statements.
As previously announced, the Company will hold a conference call today at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its results and respond to questions from the investment community. The conference call will be broadcast live through the Harsco Corporation website at www.harsco.com. The call can also be accessed by telephone by dialing (800) 611-4920, or (973) 200-3957 for international callers. Enter Conference ID number 70470077. Listeners are advised to dial in at least five minutes prior to the call. Replays will be available via the Harsco website.
Harsco Corporation is a diversified industrial company that provides essential services and products to major industries that build the world, including steel and metals, construction, railways and energy. Harsco's common stock is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 1000 Index. Additional information can be found at www.harsco.com.
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
|Revenues from continuing operations:|
|Service revenues||$ 598,700||$ 653,527|
|Costs and expenses from continuing operations:|
|Cost of services sold||483,425||525,978|
|Cost of products sold||110,242||84,441|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||129,203||137,789|
|Research and development expenses||2,060||1,340|
|Total costs and expenses||765,022||750,019|
|Operating income (loss) from continuing operations||(12,687)||29,036|
|Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and equity income||(24,837)||17,821|
|Income tax expense||(4,498)||(4,400)|
|Equity in income of unconsolidated entities, net||169||211|
|Income (loss) from continuing operations||(29,166)||13,632|
|Loss on disposal of discontinued business||(650)||(1,328)|
|Income tax benefit related to discontinued business||244||503|
|Loss from discontinued operations||(406)||(825)|
|Net income (loss)||(29,572)||12,807|
|Less: Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests||203||(1,376)|
|Net income (loss) attributable to Harsco Corporation||$ (29,369)||$ 11,431|
|Amounts attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders:|
|Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax||$ (28,963)||$ 12,256|
|Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax||(406)||(825)|
|Net income (loss) attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders||$ (29,369)||$ 11,431|
|Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding||80,579||80,695|
|Basic earnings (loss) per common share attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders:|
|Continuing operations||$ (0.36)||$ 0.15|
|Basic earnings (loss) per share attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders||$ (0.36)(a)||$ 0.14|
|Diluted weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding||80,579||80,944|
|Diluted earnings (loss) per common share attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders:|
|Continuing operations||$ (0.36)||$ 0.15|
|Diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders||$ (0.36)(a)||$ 0.14|
|(a) Does not total due to rounding|
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 136,604||$ 121,184|
|Trade accounts receivable, net||631,645||618,475|
|Other current assets||123,031||133,407|
|Total current assets||1,188,194||1,159,431|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||1,279,121||1,274,484|
|Intangible assets, net||90,449||93,501|
|Total assets||$ 3,379,465||$ 3,338,877|
|Short-term borrowings||$ 32,407||$ 51,414|
|Current maturities of long-term debt||2,741||3,558|
|Income taxes payable||9,952||8,409|
|Advances on contracts||111,071||111,429|
|Other current liabilities||231,325||220,953|
|Total current liabilities||754,509||782,268|
|Deferred income taxes||27,337||27,430|
|Retirement plan liabilities||334,376||343,842|
|Harsco Corporation stockholders' equity:|
|Additional paid-in capital||150,261||149,066|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(333,307)||(364,191)|
|Total Harsco Corporation stockholders' equity||1,162,248||1,176,379|
|Total liabilities and equity||$ 3,379,465||$ 3,338,877|
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Net income (loss)||$ (29,572)||$ 12,807|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided (used) by operating activities:|
|Equity in income of unconsolidated entities, net||(169)||(211)|
|Dividends or distributions from unconsolidated entities||--||88|
|Harsco 2011/2012 Restructuring Program non-cash adjustment||12,246||--|
|Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and dispositions of businesses:|
|Accrued interest payable||5,552||6,199|
|Harsco Infrastructure Segment 2010 Restructuring Program accrual||(1,317)||(9,116)|
|Harsco 2011/2012 Restructuring Program accrual||(599)||--|
|Other assets and liabilities||(11,340)||(16,626)|
|Net cash provided (used) by operating activities||(1,426)||13,140|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Purchases of property, plant and equipment||(52,789)||(67,257)|
|Proceeds from sale of assets||22,488||6,617|
|Other investing activities, net||(2,020)||4,733|
|Net cash used by investing activities||(32,321)||(55,907)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Short-term borrowings, net||(19,527)||29,431|
|Current maturities and long-term debt:|
|Cash dividends paid on common stock||(16,499)||(16,507)|
|Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests||--||(600)|
|Contributions from noncontrolling interests||7,935||333|
|Common stock issued-options||542||1,239|
|Other financing activities, net||(2,708)||--|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||47,613||17,812|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash||1,554||2,029|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||15,420||(22,926)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||121,184||124,238|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$ 136,604||$ 101,312|
|REVIEW OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT (Unaudited)|
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2012
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2011
|Harsco Metals & Minerals||$ 359,951||$ 22,311||$ 391,737||$ 28,605|
|Consolidated Totals||$ 752,335||$ (12,687)||$ 779,055||$ 29,036|
REVIEW OF OPERATING INCOME BY SEGMENT
EXCLUDING 2011/2012 HARSCO RESTRUCTURING PROGRAM CHARGE (a) – Addendum (Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2012
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2011
|Operating Income (Loss)||Operating Income (Loss)|
|Harsco Metals & Minerals||$ 22,311||$ (205)||$ 22,106||$ 28,605||$ --||$ 28,605|
|Consolidated Totals||$ (12,687)||$ 35,449||$ 22,762||$ 29,036||$ --||$ 29,036|
|(a) The Company's management believes operating income excluding the 2011/2012 Restructuring Program charge is useful to investors because it provides an overall understanding of the Company's historical financial performance and future prospects. Exclusion of the 2011/2012 Restructuring Program charge permits evaluation and comparison of results for the Company's core business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses the Company's performance.|
RECONCILIATION OF INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS (GAAP BASIS) TO INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS, EXCLUDING 2011/2012 RESTRUCTURING PROGRAM CHARGE (a) (Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
|Income (loss) from continuing operations (GAAP basis)||$ (29,166)||$ 13,632|
|2011/2012 Restructuring Program charge:|
|Employee termination benefit costs||(4,112)||--|
|Cost to exit activities||(23,204)||--|
|2011/2012 Restructuring Program charge, before tax||(35,449)||--|
|2011/2012 Restructuring Program charge, after tax||(32,698)||--|
|Income from continuing operations, excluding 2011/2012 Restructuring Program charge||$ 3,532||$ 13,632|
(a) The Company's management believes income from continuing operations excluding the 2011/2012 Restructuring Program charge is useful to investors because it provides an overall understanding of the Company's historical financial performance and future prospects. Exclusion of the 2011/2012 Restructuring Program charge permits evaluation and comparison of results for the Company's core business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses the Company's performance.
DISCRETIONARY CASH FLOW (Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
|Net cash provided (used) by operating activities||$ (1,426)||$ 13,140|
|Plus restructuring cash payments||28,800||10,312|
|Plus total proceeds from sale of assets (a)||22,488||6,617|
|Less proceeds from sale of assets under restructuring plans||(7,343)||--|
|Less maintenance capital expenditures (b)||(35,832)||(38,834)|
Discretionary Cash Flow
|(a) Asset sales are a normal part of the business model, primarily for the Harsco Infrastructure and Harsco Metals & Minerals Segments.|
|(b) Maintenance capital expenditures are necessary to sustain the Company's current revenue streams and include contract renewals.|
Discretionary Cash Flow is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company's Management believes that this measure is meaningful to investors because management reviews cash flows generated from operations after taking into consideration the cash impact of net restructuring plan expenditures, proceeds from sales of assets and "maintenance" capital expenditures. Maintenance capital expenditures do not include "growth" capital expenditures which expand the Company's revenue base and create additional future cash flow, and for which management has discretion as to amount, timing and geographic placement. It is important to note that Discretionary Cash Flow does not represent the total residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures since other non-discretionary expenditures, such as mandatory debt service requirements, are not deducted from the measure.
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