Shiloh Industries Reports First-Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results Gross Margin Expansion of 160 Basis Points

VALLEY CITY, Ohio, March 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shiloh Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLO), a leading global supplier of lightweighting, noise, and vibration solutions to the automotive, commercial vehicle and other industrial markets, today reported financial results for its fiscal 2018 first-quarter ended January 31, 2018.

First-Quarter 2018 Highlights (compared to First-Quarter 2017):

  • Revenues were consistent at $247.7 million.
  • Gross profit increased nearly 16% to $27.9 million.
  • Gross margin increased 160 basis points to 11.3%.
  • Net income increased 341% to $4.9 million or 21 cents per share.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased nearly 15% to $16.6 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin increased 90 basis points to 6.7%.

“Shiloh generated favorable results during the first quarter of 2018 as margins expanded on stable revenue,” said Ramzi Hermiz, president and chief executive officer, of Shiloh Industries. “Our transformation to a lightweighting, product-focused company continues to deliver positive results. Additionally, the most recent acquisition accelerates this transformation by expanding aluminum product manufacturing and technical capabilities in Europe, while solidifying our leadership in structural magnesium products.  We continue to position ourselves as the lightweighting partner of choice for our customers.”   

Strategic Acquisition Highlights
On March 1, Shiloh completed the strategic acquisition of Brabant Alucast Italy and Brabant Alucast Netherlands. The acquisition expands Shiloh’s technology portfolio as well as enhances its manufacturing capabilities. The acquisition complements Shiloh’s global footprint with the addition of aluminum casting and the expansion of magnesium casting capabilities in Europe, while providing necessary capacity for growth. Combined with existing market presence, Shiloh is now one of the leading automotive magnesium structural component manufacturers globally. Please refer to Shiloh’s Form 8-Ks filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 7, 2018 and March 7, 2018 for additional information on the transaction.

U.S. Tax Reform - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
In connection with the passage of U.S. Tax Reform in December 2017, during the first quarter of fiscal 2018, Shiloh recorded a provisionally estimated one-time net tax benefit of approximately $3.2 million, related to the remeasurement of net U.S. deferred taxes.

Restructuring Actions
During the first quarter, Shiloh incurred restructuring expense of $1.5 million related to a strategic action initiated in the fourth-quarter of fiscal 2017. This action is designed to improve future profitability and competitiveness as the Company continues to proactively address the shift in consumer preferences to trucks and SUVs away from passenger cars and the desire to increase flexibility to manage cyclical changes.

Shiloh to Host Conference Call Today at 8:00 A.M. ET
Shiloh will host a conference call on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time to discuss Shiloh's first-quarter 2018 financial results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-877-407-0784, or for international callers, 1-201-689-8560. Please dial-in approximately five minutes in advance and request the Shiloh first-quarter 2018 financial results conference call.  A replay will be available after the call and can be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921, or for international callers, 1-412-317-6671. The passcode for the replay is 13674798. The replay will be available until March 29, 2018. Interested investors and other parties may also listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging onto the Investor Relations section of Shiloh's website at

Investor Contact:
For inquiries, please contact Thomas Dugan, Vice President Finance and Treasurer at: 1-330-558-2600 or at

About Shiloh Industries, Inc.            

Shiloh Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLO) is a global innovative solutions provider focusing on lightweighting technologies that provide environmental and safety benefits to the mobility market.  Shiloh designs and manufactures products within body structure, chassis and powertrain systems, leveraging one of the broadest portfolios in the industry. Shiloh’s multi-component, multi-material solutions are comprised of a variety of alloys in aluminum, magnesium and steel grades, along with its proprietary line of noise and vibration reducing ShilohCore™ acoustic laminate products.  The strategic BlankLight®, CastLight® and StampLight® brands combine to maximize lightweighting solutions without compromising safety or performance. Shiloh has over 4,200 dedicated employees with operations, sales and technical centers throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made by Shiloh in this press release regarding our operating performance, events or developments that we believe or expect to occur in the future, including those that discuss strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters, or which relate to future sales, earnings expectations, cost savings, awarded sales, volume growth, earnings or general belief in our expectations of future operating results are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements are made on the basis of management's assumptions and expectations.  As a result, there can be no guarantee or assurance that these assumptions and expectations will in fact occur.  The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to materially differ from those contained in the statements due to a variety of factors, including (1) our ability to accomplish our strategic objectives; (2) our ability to obtain future sales; (3) changes in worldwide economic and political conditions, including adverse effects from terrorism or related hostilities; (4) costs related to legal and administrative matters; (5) our ability to realize cost savings expected to offset price concessions; (6) our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, including businesses located outside of the United States; (7) risks associated with doing business internationally, including economic, political and social instability, foreign currency exposure and the lack of acceptance of our products; (8) inefficiencies related to production and product launches that are greater than anticipated; (9) changes in technology and technological risks; (10) work stoppages and strikes at our facilities and that of our customers or suppliers; (11) our dependence on the automotive and heavy truck industries, which are highly cyclical; (12) the dependence of the automotive industry on consumer spending, which is subject to the impact of domestic and international economic conditions affecting car and light truck production; (13) regulations and policies regarding international trade; (14) financial and business downturns of our customers or vendors, including any production cutbacks or bankruptcies; (15) increases in the price of, or limitations on the availability of aluminum, magnesium or steel, our primary raw materials, or decreases in the price of scrap steel; (16) the successful launch and consumer acceptance of new vehicles for which we supply parts; (17) the impact on financial statements of any known or unknown accounting errors or irregularities; and the magnitude of any adjustments in restated financial statements of our operating results; (18) the occurrence of any event or condition that may be deemed a material adverse effect under our outstanding indebtedness or a decrease in customer demand which could cause a covenant default under our outstanding indebtedness; (19) pension plan funding requirements; and (20) other factors besides those listed here could also materially affect our business. See "Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2017 and “Part II, Item 1A.  Risk Factors” in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended January 31, 2018 for a more complete discussion of these risks and uncertainties.  Any or all of these risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect management's analysis only as of the date of this Press Release. We undertake no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date of filing this Press Release. In addition to the disclosures contained herein, readers should carefully review risks and uncertainties contained in other documents we file from time to time with the SEC.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes the following non-GAAP financial measures: “EBITDA,” “adjusted EBITDA ," "adjusted EBITDA margin" and "adjusted earnings per share."  We define EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. We define adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and other adjustments as described in the reconciliations accompanying this press release. We define adjusted EBITDA margin as adjusted EBITDA divided by net revenues as shown in the reconciliations accompanying this press release. Adjusted earnings per share excludes certain income and expense items as shown in the reconciliation accompanying this press release. We use EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin and adjusted earnings per share as supplements to information provided in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") in evaluating our business and they are included in this press release because they are principal factors upon which our management assesses performance. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP are set forth below. The non-GAAP measures presented in this release are not measures of performance under GAAP. These measures should not be considered as alternatives for the most directly comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.  Other companies in our industry may define these non-GAAP measures differently than we do and, as a result, these non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies; and certain of our non-GAAP financial measures exclude financial information that some may consider important in evaluating our performance.  Given the inherent uncertainty regarding special items and other expenses in any future period, a reconciliation of forward-looking financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP is not feasible. The magnitude of these items, however, may be significant.

Adjusted Earnings Per Share ReconciliationThree Months Ended
January 31,
  2018 2017
Net income (loss) per common share (GAAP)   
Diluted$0.21  $(0.11)
 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, impact(0.14)  
 Amortization of intangibles0.02  0.02 
 Legal and professional fees0.01  0.06 
Adjusted diluted earnings per share (non-GAAP)$0.15  $(0.03)

Adjusted EBITDA ReconciliationThree Months Ended
January 31,
  2018 2017
Net income (loss) (GAAP)$4,858  $(2,018)
 Depreciation and amortization10,117  9,718 
 Interest expense, net2,335  4,810 
 Provision for income taxes(3,058) (76)
EBITDA (non-GAAP)14,252  12,434 
 Legal and professional fees284  1,543 
 Stock compensation expense516  397 
 Asset impairment  41 
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)$16,566  $14,415 
Adjusted EBITDA margin (non-GAAP)6.7% 5.8%

(Dollar amounts in thousands)
 January 31,
 October 31,
Cash and cash equivalents$11,066  $8,736 
Investments in marketable securities49  194 
Accounts receivable, net162,849  188,664 
Related-party accounts receivable1,049  759 
Prepaid income taxes509  338 
Inventories, net64,730  61,812 
Prepaid expenses and other assets41,306  34,018 
Total current assets281,558  294,521 
Property, plant and equipment, net274,047  266,891 
Goodwill28,337  27,859 
Intangible assets, net14,465  15,025 
Deferred income taxes6,509  6,338 
Other assets8,043  7,949 
Total assets$612,959  $618,583 
Current debt$1,630  $2,027 
Accounts payable159,246  166,059 
Other accrued expenses37,659  46,171 
Accrued income taxes379  1,628 
Total current liabilities198,914  215,885 
Long-term debt182,416  181,065 
Long-term benefit liabilities21,208  21,106 
Deferred income taxes6,129  9,166 
Interest rate swap agreement943  2,088 
Other liabilities952  952 
Total liabilities410,562  430,262 
Commitments and contingencies   
Stockholders’ equity:   
Preferred stock, $.01 per share; 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at January 31, 2018 and October 31, 2017, respectively   
Common stock, par value $.01 per share; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 23,347,545 and 23,121,957 shares issued and outstanding at January 31, 2018 and October 31, 2017, respectively233  231 
Paid-in capital112,865  112,351 
Retained earnings122,834  117,976 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net(33,535) (42,237)
Total stockholders’ equity202,397  188,321 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$612,959  $618,583 

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
 Three Months Ended January 31,
 2018 2017
Net revenues$247,666  $247,938 
Cost of sales219,776  223,834 
Gross profit27,890  24,104 
Selling, general & administrative expenses21,240  20,170 
Amortization of intangible assets565  565 
Asset impairment, net  41 
Operating income4,571  3,328 
Interest expense2,340  4,812 
Interest income(5) (2)
Other expense, net436  612 
Income (loss) before income taxes1,800  (2,094)
Benefit for income taxes(3,058) (76)
Net income (loss)$4,858  $(2,018)
Income (loss) per share:   
Basic earnings (loss) per share$0.21  $(0.11)
Basic weighted average number of common shares23,107  17,720 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share$0.21  $(0.11)
Diluted weighted average number of common shares23,287  17,720 

(Dollar amounts in thousands) 
  Three Months Ended January 31,
  2018 2017
Net income (loss) $4,858  $(2,018)
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization 10,117  9,718 
Asset impairment, net   41 
Amortization of deferred financing costs 309  832 
Deferred income taxes (3,551) (1,285)
Stock-based compensation expense 516  397 
(Gain) loss on sale of assets (12) 37 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Accounts receivable 32,313  15,448 
Inventories (671) (1,502)
Prepaids and other assets (6,044) 2,008 
Payables and other liabilities (23,245) 4,112 
Accrued income taxes (2,950) (1,164)
Net cash provided by operating activities 11,640  26,624 
Capital expenditures (9,885) (9,077)
Proceeds from sale of assets   4 
Net cash used in investing activities (9,885) (9,073)
Payment of capital leases (223) (208)
Proceeds from long-term borrowings 46,900  33,200 
Repayments of long-term borrowings (45,370) (53,327)
Payment of deferred financing costs (57) (221)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 1,250  (20,556)
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations on cash (675) 329 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 2,330  (2,676)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 8,736  8,696 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $11,066  $6,020 
Supplemental Cash Flow Information:    
Cash paid for interest $2,260  $3,954 
Cash paid for income taxes 1,593  924 
Non-cash Activities:    
Capital equipment included in accounts payable $3,398  $2,251