Haynes International Provides Cybersecurity Update and Estimated Third Quarter Financial Impact

KOKOMO, Ind., July 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ GM: HAYN) (the “Company”), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of technologically advanced high-performance alloys, provided an update today regarding the recent cybersecurity incident including the estimated quarterly financial impact.

As previously disclosed, the Company began experiencing a network outage indicative of a cybersecurity incident on June 10, 2023. Upon detection of the incident, the Company engaged third-party specialists to assist in investigating the source of the outage, determine its potential impact on the Company’s systems, and securely restore full system functionality. On June 21, 2023, less than 2 weeks after the incident began, the Company announced that all manufacturing operations were running and that the Company had substantially restored administrative, sales, financial and customer service functions. Nevertheless, during those 11 days many aspects of the Company’s production were substantially disrupted.

Based on lost production time, the Company estimates that net revenues for the quarter was impacted by roughly $18 - $20 million resulting in estimated net sales for the third quarter at $142-$145 million. The lower production level also impacted efficiency and absorption of fixed costs which compressed the gross margin percentage for the quarter and impacted earnings. Also impacting earnings are the costs related to the investigation and restoration efforts. In total, the Company currently estimates the full impact of this event to be approximately $0.40 - $0.45 on diluted earnings per share. In addition, the estimated headwind from raw material fluctuations, primarily Cobalt, lowered diluted earnings per share an additional $0.09 resulting in an estimated diluted earnings per share of $0.65 - $0.70 for the third quarter of fiscal year 2023.

“I am pleased with the team’s quick and robust response to the cyber-security incident. Our Enterprise Risk Management planning efforts related to cyber-security preparedness were activated and proved very effective,” said Mike Shor, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have regained good momentum and expect to make up the third quarter cyber-related shortfall over the next few quarters. Our team is once again focused on continued performance improvement.”

About Haynes International
Haynes International, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of technologically advanced, high performance alloys, primarily for use in the aerospace, industrial gas turbine and chemical processing industries.

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The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations and projections about future events. Although the Company believes that the assumptions on which the forward-looking statements contained herein are based are reasonable, any of those assumptions could prove to be inaccurate. As a result, the forward-looking statements based upon those assumptions also could be incorrect. Risks and uncertainties may affect the accuracy of forward-looking statements. Some, but not all, of these risks are described in Item 1A. of Part 1 of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2022.

The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact:Daniel Maudlin
 Vice President of Finance 
 and Chief Financial Officer
 Haynes International, Inc.