TriMas
NASDAQ: TRS $29.21
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Delivered Sales and Earnings Growth; Acquired 1% of Shares Outstanding

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan, July 30, 2019 - TriMas (NASDAQ: TRS) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

TriMas Highlights

  • Increased net sales by 6.4% to $239.4 million, with sales increases in all segments
  • Increased net income by 12.3% to $22.0 million, while adjusted net income(1) increased by 3.3% to $22.9 million
  • Increased diluted EPS by 14.3% to $0.48, while adjusted diluted EPS(1) increased by 4.2% to $0.50
  • Completed the acquisition of Taplast S.p.A., which is now included in the Packaging segment
  • Acquired approximately 1% of TriMas' total shares outstanding

Second Quarter 2019

TriMas reported second quarter net sales of $239.4 million, an increase of 6.4% compared to $224.9 million in second quarter 2018, as organic and acquisition-related sales growth was partially offset by the impact of unfavorable currency exchange. The Company reported operating profit of $31.1 million in second quarter 2019 compared to $31.5 million in second quarter 2018. Adjusting for Special Items(1) primarily related to transaction diligence costs, second quarter 2019 adjusted operating profit was $32.1 million, relatively flat to the prior year period as the impact of higher sales was offset primarily by a less favorable sales mix, and increased input and freight costs.

The Company reported second quarter 2019 net income of $22.0 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, an increase of 12.3% compared to net income of $19.6 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, in second quarter 2018. Second quarter 2019 adjusted net income(1) was $22.9 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, an increase of 3.3% compared to $22.2 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, in the prior year period.

"We are pleased to deliver another quarter of solid performance, while also continuing our momentum toward achieving our longer-term growth and capital allocation strategies," said Thomas Amato, TriMas President and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition to achieving sales and adjusted earnings per share growth, we completed the acquisition of Taplast, which is aligned with our strategy of building out TriMas' packaging platform, retired 1% of our shares outstanding, delivered free cash flow in line with our expectations, and ended the quarter with a strong balance sheet."

"We remain committed to allocating capital on a balanced basis, focusing first on reinvesting in our businesses with a priority on the highest return opportunities, in addition to bolt-on acquisitions and share repurchases, all while maintaining a solid balance sheet. We demonstrated this capital allocation strategy in the second quarter, which is a core part of TriMas' overall thesis to drive shareholder value and made possible by the cash generation of our businesses in diverse end markets. Throughout the remainder of 2019, we will continue to drive performance under the TriMas Business Model and capitalize on market opportunities through innovation and speed to market. With respect to our full year expectations, we are reaffirming our organic sales growth and Free Cash Flow outlook, and raising our EPS outlook to $1.85 to $1.95 per share," Amato concluded.

Financial Position

During second quarter 2019, the Company purchased 502,500 shares, or more than 1% of its outstanding common stock, for approximately $14.7 million. At the end of the second quarter, the Company has $47.4 million remaining under its existing share repurchase authorization. In addition, the Company paid $44.6 million for its acquisition of Taplast.

TriMas ended second quarter 2019 with $325.4 million of cash and aggregate availability under its revolving credit facility, $40.3 million of cash on hand and a leverage ratio of 1.6x as defined in the Company's credit agreement. TriMas reported total debt of $294.2 million as of June 30, 2019, compared to $293.0 million as of June 30, 2018. In addition, the Company ended the quarter with Net Debt(2) of $253.9 million, an increase of $14.3 million compared to $239.6 million as of June 30, 2018, as a result of the use of cash for share repurchases and acquisitions.

The Company reported net cash provided by operations of $21.2 million for second quarter 2019, compared to $35.4 million in second quarter 2018. The Company reported Free Cash Flow(3) of $16.6 million for second quarter 2019, compared to $28.9 million in second quarter 2018. As planned, second quarter year to date 2019 Free Cash Flow was lower than the prior year, primarily due to the timing of cash tax payments and a higher investment in working capital. The Company reaffirmed its full year 2019 Free Cash Flow(3) guidance of greater than 100% of net income. Please see Appendix I for further details.

Second Quarter Segment Results

Packaging (Approximately 42% of TriMas June 30, 2019 LTM sales)

TriMas' Packaging segment, which consists primarily of the Rieke® and Taplast™ brands, develops and manufactures specialty dispensing and closure products for the health, beauty and home care, food and beverage, and industrial markets. Net sales for the second quarter increased 9.4% compared to the year ago period, as a result of incremental sales related to the acquisitions of Taplast and Plastic Srl, and higher sales of health, beauty and home care products related to new product introductions. These increases were partially offset by lower sales of food and beverage products and the impact of unfavorable currency exchange. Second quarter operating profit remained relatively flat while operating margin declined, as the impact of higher sales was offset by a less favorable product sales mix, primarily as a result of lower margin product sales related to recent acquisitions. The Company continues to integrate the acquisitions it completed during the first half of 2019, and anticipates enhanced contributions from these transactions.

Aerospace (Approximately 18% of TriMas June 30, 2019 LTM sales)

TriMas' Aerospace segment, which includes the Monogram Aerospace Fasteners™, Allfast Fastening Systems® and Mac Fasteners™ brands, develops, qualifies and manufactures highly-engineered, precision fasteners to serve the aerospace market. Net sales for the second quarter increased 8.0% compared to the year ago period due to steady demand levels for fastener products and improved production throughput. Second quarter operating profit and the related margin percentage increased primarily due to higher sales levels.

Specialty Products (Approximately 40% of TriMas June 30, 2019 LTM sales)

TriMas' Specialty Products segment, which includes the Norris Cylinder™, Lamons®, Arrow® Engine and Martinic Engineering™ brands, designs, manufactures and distributes highly-engineered steel cylinders, sealing and fastener products, wellhead engines and compression systems, and machined components for use within the industrial, petrochemical, oil and gas exploration and refining, and aerospace markets. Second quarter net sales increased by 2.7% compared to the year ago period due to higher sales levels in the sealing and fastener, and machined components product lines. These increases were partially offset by lower sales of engines and compressors used in oil and gas upstream applications, as rig activity and spending remained weak in the U.S. and Canada, and lower cylinder sales. Second quarter operating profit and the related margin percentage decreased as the impact of higher sales levels was more than offset by a less favorable product sales mix, and higher input and freight costs.

Outlook

The Company updated its full year 2019 outlook provided on February 28, 2019. The Company is reaffirming TriMas’ organic sales growth outlook of 3% to 5% compared to 2018, although it may trend toward the lower end of the range due to the impact of certain softer end markets during the first half of the year. The Company also raised its full year 2019 adjusted diluted earnings per share range to $1.85 to $1.95, from the previous range of $1.82 to $1.92 per share. In addition, the Company continues to target 2019 Free Cash Flow(3) to be greater than 100% of net income.

All of the above amounts considered as 2019 guidance are after adjusting for any current or future amounts that may be considered Special Items. The inability to predict the amount and timing of the impacts of these Special Items makes a detailed reconciliation of these forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures impracticable.(4)

Conference Call Information

TriMas will host its second quarter 2019 earnings conference call today, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at 10 a.m. ET. The call-in number is (800) 353-6461. Participants should request to be connected to the TriMas second quarter 2019 earnings conference call (Confirmation Code 5451030). The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast via TriMas' website at www.trimascorp.com, under the "Investors" section, with an accompanying slide presentation. A replay of the conference call will be available on the TriMas website or by dialing (888) 203-1112 (Replay Passcode 5451030) beginning July 30, 2019 at 3 p.m. ET through August 6, 2019 at 3 p.m. ET.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Any "forward-looking" statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, contained herein, including those relating to the Company’s business, financial condition or future results, involve risks and uncertainties with respect to, including, but not limited to: general economic and currency conditions; material and energy costs; risks and uncertainties associated with intangible assets, including goodwill or other intangible asset impairment charges; competitive factors; future trends; the Company’s ability to realize its business strategies; the Company’s ability to identify attractive acquisition candidates, successfully integrate acquired operations or realize the intended benefits of such acquisitions; information technology and other cyber-related risks; the performance of subcontractors and suppliers; supply constraints; market demand; intellectual property factors; litigation; government and regulatory actions, including, but not limited to, the impact of tariffs, quotas and surcharges; the Company’s leverage; liabilities imposed by debt instruments; labor disputes; changes to fiscal and tax policies; contingent liabilities relating to acquisition activities; the disruption of operations from catastrophic or extraordinary events, including natural disasters; the potential impact of Brexit; tax considerations relating to the Cequent spin-off; the Company’s future prospects; and other risks that are detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made herein are based on information currently available, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In this release, certain non-GAAP financial measures are used. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure may be found in Appendix I at the end of this release. Additional information is available at www.trimascorp.com under the “Investors” section.

(1)         Appendix I details certain costs, expenses and other amounts or charges, collectively described as "Special Items," that are included in the determination of net income, earnings per share and/or cash flows from operating activities under GAAP, but that management believes should be separately considered when evaluating the quality of the Company’s core operating results, given they may not reflect the ongoing activities of the business. Management believes that presenting these non-GAAP financial measures, adjusted to remove the impact of Special Items, provides useful information to investors by helping them identify underlying trends in the Company’s businesses and facilitating comparisons of performance with prior and future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a replacement for or superior to, the comparable GAAP financial measures.

(2)         The Company defines Net Debt as Total Debt less Cash and Cash Equivalents. Please see Appendix I for additional details.

(3)         The Company defines Free Cash Flow as Net Cash Provided by/Used for Operating Activities, excluding the cash impact of Special Items, less Capital Expenditures. Please see Appendix I for additional details.

(4)         Reconciliations of these forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are not provided because the Company is unable to provide such reconciliations without unreasonable effort, due to the uncertainty and inherent difficulty of predicting the occurrence and the financial impact of such items impacting comparability and the periods in which such items may be recognized. For the same reasons, the Company is unable to address the probable significance of the unavailable information, which could be material to future results.

About TriMas

TriMas is a diversified global manufacturer and provider of products for customers in the consumer products, aerospace, industrial, petrochemical, and oil & gas end markets with approximately 4,000 dedicated employees in 16 countries. We provide customers with a wide range of innovative and quality product solutions through our market-leading businesses, which operate in three segments: Packaging, Aerospace and Specialty Products. The TriMas family of businesses has strong brand names in the markets served, and operates under a common set of values and strategic priorities under the TriMas Business Model. TriMas is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “TRS,” and is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.trimascorp.com.

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