Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019 Highlights

  • Fourth quarter 2019 revenue from continuing operations of $91.5 million, up 9.6% compared to $83.5 million in the prior year period.
  • Fourth quarter 2019 GAAP net income from continuing operations increased to $13.6 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, compared to $10.6 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, in the prior year period.
  • Fourth quarter 2019 adjusted net income from continuing operations increased 45.6% to $11.5 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, compared to $7.9 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, in the prior year period.

Full Year Fiscal 2019 Highlights

  • Full year fiscal 2019 revenue from continuing operations of $350.2 million, up 7.4% compared to $326.2 million in the prior year period.
  • Full year fiscal 2019 GAAP net income from continuing operations increased to $46.1 million, or $2.96 per diluted share, compared to $32.7 million, or $2.09 per diluted share, in the prior year period.
  • Full year fiscal 2019 adjusted net income from continuing operations increased 28.0% to $43.0 million, or $2.77 per diluted share, compared to $33.6 million, or $2.14 per diluted share, in the prior year period.
  • Operating cash flow from continuing operations for the twelve months ended March 31, 2019 increased 18.8% to $68.2 million, compared to the prior year period of $57.4 million.

DALLAS, May 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSW Industrials, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSWI), a diversified industrial growth company with well-established, scalable platforms and domain expertise across two segments: Industrial Products and Specialty Chemicals, today reported results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2019 ended March 31, 2019.

Net revenue during the fiscal fourth quarter of 2019 increased 9.6% (9.0% organic) to $91.5 million, compared to $83.5 million in the prior year period. Higher revenue was driven by increased sales in both the Industrial Products and Specialty Chemicals segments primarily in the building products, general industrial, HVAC/R and mining end markets, partially offset by lower sales in the energy end market.

GAAP operating income from continuing operations increased 53.3% to $16.1 million, compared to $10.5 million in the prior year period. The increase was driven by increased sales volumes.

Net income from continuing operations in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2019 was $13.6 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, compared to $10.6 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Adjusted to exclude one-time items and applying a normalized tax rate, adjusted net income from continuing operations in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2019 was $11.5 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, compared to $7.9 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, in the prior year period.

Joseph B. Armes, CSW Industrials’ Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I am very pleased with our fiscal 2019 results as we drove impressive growth to our topline and increased profits at a significantly greater rate than our sales growth. Our team executed effectively across our operating segments through continued integration efforts and efficiency initiatives.”

Armes continued, “In April, we announced the deployment of over $65 million in cash supporting our holistic capital allocation strategy aimed at driving long-term shareholder value. While our top priorities continue to be organic and inorganic investments, our previously-announced implementation of a dividend policy speaks to our Board of Directors’ confidence in our strategy and diversifies the ways in which we are able to return cash to shareholders.”

Fourth Quarter Results of Operations
Consolidated revenue from continuing operations increased 9.6% to $91.5 million, compared to $83.5 million in the prior year period.

Industrial Products segment revenue increased 14.7% (13.7% organic) to $53.7 million, compared to $46.8 million in the prior year period. Higher revenue was mainly the result of increased sales volume in architecturally-specified building products, general industrial, HVAC/R and plumbing end markets, partially offset by lower sales in the rail end markets. GAAP segment operating income increased 16.5% to $12.7 million, compared to $10.9 million in the prior year period.  

Specialty Chemicals segment revenue increased 3.3% to $37.8 million, compared to $36.6 million in the prior year period. Increased sales were driven in the rail, mining and building products end markets, partially offset by lower sales in the energy and plumbing end markets. GAAP segment operating income increased 109.4% to $6.7 million, compared to $3.2 million in the prior year period.

Consolidated gross profit increased 18.2% to $42.8 million, compared to $36.2 million in the prior year period.  Gross margin as a percentage of sales increased 340 basis points to 46.8%, compared to 43.4% in the prior year period driven by sales leverage within operating segments and operational efficiency.

Consolidated operating expenses in the current quarter were $26.8 million, or 29.3% of sales, and declined 150 basis points over the prior year level of $25.7 million, or 30.8% of sales. As a percentage of sales, the improvement was driven by sales leverage, partially offset by increased performance-based compensation as a result of stronger operating results.

Reported net earnings from continuing operations increased 28.3% to $13.6 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, compared to $10.6 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Adjusted to exclude one-time items and applying a normalized tax rate, adjusted net earnings from continuing operations in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2019 increased 45.6% to $11.5 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, compared to adjusted income from continuing operations of $7.9 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, in the prior year period.

Full Year Results
Consolidated revenue increased 7.4% (7.2% organic) to $350.2 million, compared with prior year revenue of $326.2 million. Higher revenue was attributed to sales from both existing and new products in the HVAC/R, architecturally specified building products and general industrial and plumbing end markets, partially offset by lower sales volumes in the mining and energy end markets.

Industrial Products segment revenue increased 10.4% (10.1% organic) to $205.9 million, compared to $186.5 million in the prior year period. The increase in revenue was mainly the result of higher sales in HVAC/R, architecturally-specified building products and general industrial end markets. Reported segment operating income increased 10.4% to $48.8 million, compared to $44.2 million in the prior year period. Segment adjusted operating income increased 8.5% to $48.6 million, compared to $44.8 million in the prior year period.

Specialty Chemicals segment revenue increased 3.2% to $144.2 million, compared to $139.7 million in the prior year period. The increase in revenue was driven by higher sales in the general industrial, architecturally-specified building products and plumbing end markets, partially offset by lower volume in the mining end market. Reported segment operating income increased 34.3% to $23.9 million, compared to $17.8 million in the prior year period. Segment adjusted operating income increased 18.0% to $22.3 million, compared to $18.9 million in the prior year period, due to leverage on the increased sales and operational efficiencies.

Consolidated gross profit increased 9.1% to $161.4 million over the prior year level of $147.9 million. Gross margin as a percentage of sales improved 80 basis points to 46.1%, compared to 45.3% in the prior year period. Higher gross margin was driven by leverage on sales, gains on sales of property, plant and equipment and savings as a result of prior year restructuring and realignment activities that did not recur.

Consolidated operating expenses were $100.9 million, or 28.8% of sales, compared to the prior year level of $98.3 million, or 30.1% of sales, an improvement of 130 basis points. The decrease in operating expense as a percentage of sales was attributable to leverage on increased sales and lower professional fees, partially offset by increased compensation and selling expenses.

The effective tax rate on continuing operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 was 19.9% and 25.0% for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. The Company’s effective tax rate for fiscal 2020 is expected to be in a range of 25% to 27%.

Reported net earnings from continuing operations was $46.1 million, or $2.96 per diluted share, compared to $32.7 million, or $2.09 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Adjusted to exclude one-time items and applying a normalized tax rate, adjusted income from continuing operations for the fiscal year 2019 increased 28% to $43.0 million, or $2.77 per diluted share, compared to adjusted income from continuing operations of $33.6 million, or $2.14 per diluted share, in the prior year period.

Operating cash flow from continuing operations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, increased 18.8% to $68.2 million, compared to $57.4 million in the prior year.

Conference Call Information
The company will host a conference call today at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results, followed by a question and answer session for the investment community.  A live webcast of the call can be accessed at ir.cswindustrials.com. To access the call, participants may dial toll-free at 1-877-407-0784 or 1-201-689-8560 (international) and request to join the CSW Industrials earnings call.

To listen to a telephonic replay of the conference call, dial toll-free 1-844-512-2921 or 1-412-317-6671 (international) and enter confirmation code 13690346. The telephonic replay will be available beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, and will last through 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.  The call will also be available for replay via the webcast link on CSW Industrials’ Investor Relations website.

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The forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on our current expectations, projections, estimates and assumptions. These statements are only predictions, not guarantees. Such forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from what is forecast in such forward-looking statements, and include, without limitation, the risk factors described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information currently available to us, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement except as may be required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes an analysis of adjusted earnings per share, adjusted net income, and adjusted operating income, which are non-GAAP financial measures of performance.  For a reconciliation of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures and for a discussion of why we consider these non-GAAP measures useful, see the “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures” section of this release.
                                  
About CSW Industrials
CSWI is a diversified industrial growth company with well-established, scalable platforms and domain expertise across two segments: Industrial Products and Specialty Chemicals. CSWI's broad portfolio of leading products provides performance optimizing solutions to its customers. CSWI's products include mechanical products for heating, ventilation and air conditioning and refrigeration applications ("HVAC/R"), sealants and high performance specialty lubricants. Markets that CSWI serves include: HVAC/R, industrial, rail, plumbing, architecturally-specified building products, energy, mining and general industrial markets.

         
Consolidated Statements of Income
         
  (Unaudited)    
  Three Months Ended March 31, Fiscal Year Ended March 31,
   2019   2018   2019   2018 
(in thousands, except per share amounts)        
Revenues, net $  91,477  $  83,464  $  350,155  $  326,222 
Cost of revenues    (48,632)    (47,269)    (188,785)    (178,282)
Gross profit    42,845     36,195     161,370     147,940 
Selling, general and administrative expenses    (26,774)    (25,700)    (100,930)    (98,281)
Operating income    16,071     10,495     60,440     49,659 
Interest expense, net    (349)    (476)    (1,442)    (2,317)
Other income (expense), net    1,286     (88)    2,443     905 
Income before income taxes    17,008     9,931      61,441     48,247 
Provision for income taxes    (3,384)    678     (15,389)    (15,565)
Income from continuing operations    13,624     10,609     46,052     32,682 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax    139     (4,271)    (478)    (44,564)
Net (loss) income $  13,763  $  6,338  $  45,574  $  (11,882)
         
         
Basic earnings (loss) earnings per common share:        
Continuing operations $  0.90  $  0.68  $  2.99  $  2.09 
Discontinued operations    0.01     (0.28)    (0.03)    (2.85)
Net (loss) income $  0.91  $  0.40  $  2.96  $  (0.76)
         
Diluted earnings (loss) earnings per common share:        
Continuing operations $  0.90  $  0.68  $  2.96  $  2.09 
Discontinued operations    0.01     (0.28)    (0.03)    (2.85)
Net (loss) income $  0.91  $  0.40  $  2.93  $  (0.76)


     
Consolidated Balance Sheets
  March 31,
(Amount in thousands, except per share amounts)  2019   2018 
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $  26,651  $  11,706 
Accounts receivable, net    66,136     63,383 
Inventories, net    51,429     42,974 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets    7,030     7,077 
Current assets, discontinued operations    21     2,427 
Total current assets    151,267     127,567 
Property, plant and equipment, net    53,639     54,473 
Goodwill    86,295     81,764 
Intangible assets, net    50,466     53,054 
Other assets    10,965     23,958 
Total assets $  352,632  $  340,816 
     
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $  19,024  $  16,826 
Accrued and other current liabilities    29,426     23,501 
Current portion of long-term debt    561     561 
Current liabilities, discontinued operations    161     3,966 
Total current liabilities    49,172     44,854 
Long-term debt    30,898     23,459 
Retirement benefits payable    1,978     2,017 
Other long-term liabilities    6,114     4,721 
Noncurrent liabilities, discontinued operations    784     -  
Total liabilities    88,946     75,051 
Equity:    
Common shares, $0.01 par value    158     158 
      Shares authorized – 50,000    
      Shares issued – 16,001 and 15,957, respectively    
Additional paid-in capital    46,633     42,684 
Treasury shares, at cost (962 and 80 shares, respectively)    (49,964)    (3,252)
Retained earnings    277,588     233,650 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss    (10,729)    (7,475)
Total equity    263,686     265,765 
Total liabilities and equity $  352,632  $  340,816 


       
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
  Fiscal Year Ended March 31,
(Amounts in thousands)  2019   2018   2017 
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income (loss) $  45,574  $  (11,882) $  11,071 
Less:  Loss from discontinued operations    (478)    (44,564)    (6,729)
Income from continuing operations    46,052     32,682     17,800 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:      
      Depreciation    7,411     7,651     7,470 
      Amortization of intangible and other assets    6,425     7,282     6,284 
      Provision for inventory reserves    231     235     167 
      Provision for doubtful accounts    818     (457)    131 
      Share-based and other executive compensation    3,949     4,161     4,642 
      Acquisition-related non-cash gain      -      (376)
      Net (gain) loss on disposals of property, plant and equipment    (4,320)    (70)    221 
      Net pension benefit    (416)    (1,062)    (1,092)
      Impairment of assets    -      -      1,315 
      Realized (unrealized) deferred taxes    10,419     (10,146)    -  
      Net deferred taxes    206     1,640     464 
      Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
            Accounts receivable, net    (3,825)    (2,698)    (5,028)
            Inventories    (5,537)    992     214 
            Prepaid expenses and other current assets    725     17,797     (793)
            Other assets    920     (106)    (112)
            Accounts payable and other current liabilities    5,704     6,263     5,669 
            Retirement benefits payable and other liabilities    (603)    (6,780)    2,385 
Net cash provided by operating activities, continuing operations    68,159      57,384     39,361 
Net cash used in operating activities, discontinued operations    (8,449)    (14,228)    (325)
Net cash provided by operating activities    59,710     43,156     39,036 
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Capital expenditures    (7,515)    (5,534)    (6,869)
Proceeds from sale of assets held for investment    3,905     547     -  
Proceeds from sale of assets    3,295     92     605 
Net change in bank time deposits    -      1,860     10,968 
Cash paid for acquisitions    (10,100)    -      (28,179)
Net cash used in investing activities, continuing operations    (10,415)    (3,035)    (23,475)
Net cash provided by (used  in) investing activities, discontinued operations    7,356     (1,510)    (2,493)
Net cash used in investing activities    (3,059)    (4,545)    (25,968)
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Borrowings on lines of credit    28,000     -      -  
Repayments of lines of credit    (20,561)    (49,187)    (16,476)
Payments of deferred loan costs    -      (421)    -  
Purchase of treasury shares    (46,712)    (2,241)    (1,011)
Proceeds from stock option activity    -      328     2,169 
Net cash used in financing activities    (39,273)    (51,521)    (15,318)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents    (2,433)    1,470     (591)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents    14,945     (11,440)    (2,841)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period    11,706     23,146     25,987 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $  26,651  $  11,706  $  23,146 


Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

Reconciliation of Operating Income to Adjusted Operating Income---Continuing Operations
         
  (unaudited)
 (in thousands)Quarter Ended March 31, Fiscal Year Ended March 31,
   2019   2018   2019   2018 
         
GAAP Operating Income- Continuing Operations$  16,071  $  10,495  $  60,440  $  49,659 
         
Adjusting items:       
 Restructuring & realignment   -      154     -      1,397 
 Gain on sale of property & other   -      -      (1,839)    -  
 Acquisition & integration costs   -      -      -      110 
 Pension Lump Sum & Officer Transition Costs   -      712     -      712 
         
Adjusted Operating Income--Continuing Operations$  16,071  $  11,361  $  58,601  $  51,878 


       
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income---Continuing Operations
         
         
         
  (unaudited)
 (in thousands, except share data)Quarter Ended March 31, Fiscal Year Ended March 31,
   2019   2018   2019   2018 
         
GAAP Net Income---Continuing Operations$  13,624  $  10,609  $  46,052  $  32,682 
         
Adjusting items, net of tax:       
 Restructuring & realignment   -      113     -      921 
 Gain on sale of property & other   (1,130)    -      (2,491)    -  
 Acquisition & integration costs   -      -      -      71 
 Pension Lump Sum & Officer Transition Costs   -      523     -      523 
 Discrete Tax Provisions & Other   (1,038)    (3,309)    (586)    (603)
         
Adjusted Net Income---Continuing Operations$  11,456  $  7,936  $  42,975  $  33,594 
         
GAAP Diluted income per common share, Continuing operations$  0.90  $  0.68  $  2.96  $  2.09 
         
Adjusting items, per diluted common share:       
 Restructuring & realignment   -      0.01     -      0.07 
 Gain on sale of property & other   (0.08)    -      (0.15)    -  
 Acquisition & integration costs   -      -      -      -  
 Pension Lump Sum & Officer Transition Costs   -      0.03     -      0.03 
 Discrete Tax Provisions & Other   (0.07)    (0.21)    (0.04)    (0.05)
         
Adjusted earnings per diluted common share   0.75  $  0.51  $  2.77  $  2.14 


 
Reconciliation of Segment Operating Income to Adjusted Segment Operating Income
                 
                 
                 
  (unaudited)
 (in thousands, except percentages)For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
  Industrial
Products
 Specialty
Chemicals
 Corporate
and Other
 Consolidated
Continuing
Operations
 Industrial
Products
 Specialty
Chemicals
 Corporate
and Other
 Consolidated
Continuing
Operations
                 
Revenue$  53,691  $  37,786  $  -   $  91,477  $  46,829  $  36,635  $  -   $  83,464 
                 
Operating Income$  12,653  $  6,726  $  (3,308) $  16,071  $  10,888  $  3,206  $  (3,599) $  10,495 
                 
Adjusting items:               
 Restructuring & realignment   -      -      -      -      -      154     -      154 
 Pension Lump Sum & Officer Transition Costs   -      -      -      -      119     47     546     712 
                 
Adjusted Operating Income$  12,653  $  6,726  $  (3,308) $  16,071  $  11,007  $  3,407  $  (3,053) $  11,361 
% of revenue 23.6%  17.8%    17.6%  23.5%  9.3%    13.6%
                 
                 
  (unaudited)
 (in thousands, except percentages)Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2019 Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2018
  Industrial
Products
 Specialty
Chemicals
 Corporate
and Other
 Consolidated
Continuing
Operations
 Industrial
Products
 Specialty
Chemicals
 Corporate
and Other
 Consolidated
Continuing
Operations
                 
Revenue$  205,931  $  144,223  $  1  $  350,155  $  186,483  $  139,735  $  4  $  326,222 
                 
Operating Income$  48,817  $  23,930  $  (12,307) $  60,440  $  44,225  $  17,804  $  (12,370) $  49,659 
                 
Adjusting items:               
 Restructuring & realignment   -      -      -      -      367     1,030     -      1,397 
 Gain on sale of property & other   (253)    (1,586)    -      (1,839)    -      -      -      -  
 Acquisition & integration costs   -      -      -      -      110     -      -      110 
 Pension Lump Sum & Officer Transition Costs   -      -      -      -      119     47      546     712 
                 
Adjusted Operating Income$  48,564  $  22,344  $  (12,307) $  58,601  $  44,821  $  18,881  $  (11,824) $  51,878 
% of revenue 23.6%  15.5%    16.7%  24.0%  13.5%    15.9%

We use adjusted earnings per share, adjusted net income and adjusted operating income, together with financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, such as revenue, income from operations, operating expense, operating income and net income, to assess our historical and prospective operating performance and to enhance our understanding of our core operating performance. We also believe these measures are useful for investors to assess the operating performance of our business without the effect of non-operating items.

Investor contact:
Michael Callahan, ICR
(203) 682-8311
Michael.Callahan@icrinc.com