About Wesco Aircraft

Wesco Aircraft Holdings Reports Results for Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012

November 13, 2012

VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2012-- Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WAIR), a leading provider of comprehensive supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry, today announced results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Highlights

  • Fourth quarter revenue of $212.2 million, up 17.0% compared to $181.3 million in the prior year
  • Fourth quarter Net Income of $27.0 million, with Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.28
  • Fourth quarter Adjusted Net Income of $27.4 million, with Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.29
  • Fiscal year 2012 revenue was $776.2 million, up 9.2% compared to the prior year, and up 17.2% excluding the two Charleston programs completed in 2011
  • Fiscal year 2012 Net Income of $92.2 million, and Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.96
  • Fiscal year 2012 Adjusted Net Income of $95.1 million, and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.99
  • The acquisition of Interfast Inc. was completed on July 3, 2012

Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter Results

Revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter was $212.2 million, an increase of 17.0% compared to $181.3 million in the prior year period. The increase in the North America segment was 15.2% which was mainly driven by the Interfast acquisition. Wesco again demonstrated strong international growth during the quarter with revenues in the Rest of World segment increasing by 44.3% compared to the prior year. In the fourth quarter, Ad hoc, JIT and LTA sales as a percentage of net sales represented 40%, 25% and 35%, respectively, the same proportions experienced in the fourth quarter last year.

Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $27.0 million, resulting in Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.28. This compared to $18.0 million, or $0.19 per share in the prior year period. The increase in net income was due to higher sales, including the Interfast acquisition, a lower selling, general and administrative cost structure and a lower effective tax rate, partially offset by lower gross profit margins between the two periods. Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter was $45.9 million as compared to $46.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Adjusted Net Income was $27.4 million, resulting in Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.29, compared to $22.4 million, or $0.24 per share in the prior year period.

Randy Snyder, Wesco’s Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer said, “We are very pleased with our performance during the past quarter. We continue to increase the scope of our customer contracts and, operationally, we are increasing our productivity. The integration of our recent acquisition, Interfast, is ahead of expectations and we are already gaining some of the anticipated benefits, including expanded customer relationships and more effective purchasing. I am very excited about our opportunities in the coming year.”

Full Year Fiscal 2012

Revenue for the full year fiscal 2012 was $776.2 million, an increase of 9.2% compared to $710.9 million in 2011. During fiscal 2012, Ad hoc, JIT and LTA sales as a percentage of net sales represented 38%, 26% and 36%, respectively, compared to 39%, 29% and 32%, respectively, for fiscal 2011.

Net income for fiscal 2012 was $92.2 million, resulting in Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.96. This compared to $75.6 million or Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.81 in fiscal 2011. Adjusted EBITDA in fiscal 2012 was $172.7 million as compared to $179.0 million in the prior fiscal year. Adjusted Net Income was $95.1 million, resulting in Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.99, compared to $90.1 million, or $0.97 per share in the prior year.

Recent Activity

On July 3, 2012, the Company completed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Interfast Inc., for CDN$134 million via a combination of cash and borrowings under its existing revolving credit facility. Interfast is a value-added distributor of specialty fasteners, fastening systems and production installation tooling for the aerospace, electronics and general industrial markets.

Financial Outlook

Based on the strong performance during fiscal year 2012, Wesco expects full year revenues for fiscal year 2013 of between $865 - $890 million, representing a growth rate of approximately 11% - 15% over 2012 results. Organic growth for 2013 will be mid to high single digits. We are assuming military revenues remain relatively flat and become a lower percentage of our total sales in 2013. Diluted EPS and Adjusted Diluted EPS are expected to be in the range of $1.08 to $1.12, and $1.14 to $1.19, respectively. These EPS estimates are based on estimated 2013 fiscal year averages of 92.9 million basic shares and 96.6 million diluted shares. The effective tax rate is expected to be approximately 35%.

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter 2012 results at 5:00 p.m. EDT this afternoon. A live webcast of the call and accompanying slides may be accessed over the Internet from the Company's Investor Relations website at ir.wescoair.com. Participants should follow the instructions provided on the website to download and install the necessary audio applications. The conference call also is available by dialing 800-706-7748, (domestic) or 617-614-3473 (international) and entering passcode 76994249. Participants should ask for the Wesco Aircraft Holdings fourth quarter earnings conference call.

A replay of the live conference call will be available approximately one hour after the call. The replay will be available on the Company's website or by dialing 1-888-286-8010 (domestic) or 1- 617-801-6888 (international) and entering the replay passcode 87820145. The replay will be available on the Company’s website for one year and by telephonic replay until 11:59 p.m., November 20, 2012.

About Wesco Aircraft

Wesco Aircraft is one of the world's largest distributors and providers of comprehensive supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry. The Company’s services range from traditional distribution to the management of supplier relationships, quality assurance, kitting, just-in-time delivery and point-of-use inventory management. The Company believes it offers the world’s broadest inventory of aerospace parts, comprised of more than 500,000 different stock keeping units, including hardware, bearings, tools, electronic components and machined parts. Wesco Aircraft has more than 1,200 employees across 43 locations in 12 countries.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

‘‘Adjusted Net Income’’ represents Net Income before: (i) amortization of intangible assets, (ii) amortization or write-off of deferred financing costs and original issue discount, or OID, (iii) Carlyle Acquisition related non-cash stock-based compensation expense, (iv) unusual or non-recurring items and (v) the tax effect of items (i) through (iv) above calculated using an assumed effective tax rate.

“Adjusted Basic EPS” represents Basic EPS calculated using Adjusted Net Income as opposed to Net Income.

“Adjusted Diluted EPS” represents Diluted EPS calculated using Adjusted Net Income as opposed to Net Income.

‘‘Adjusted EBITDA’’ represents Net Income before: (i) income tax provision, (ii) net interest expense, (iii) depreciation and amortization, (iv) Carlyle Acquisition related non-cash stock-based compensation expense and (v) unusual or non-recurring items.

Wesco utilizes and discusses Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Basic EPS, Adjusted Diluted EPS and Adjusted EBITDA, which are non-GAAP measures our management uses to evaluate our business, because we believe they assist investors and analysts in comparing our performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance. We believe these metrics are used in the financial community, and we present these metrics to enhance investors’ understanding of our operating performance. You should not consider Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income as an alternative to Net Income, determined in accordance with GAAP, as an indicator of operating performance. Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Basic EPS, Adjusted Diluted EPS and Adjusted EBITDA are not measurements of financial performance under GAAP, and these metrics may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. See below for a reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Basic EPS, Adjusted Diluted EPS and Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain information in this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or business or its expectations or beliefs concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements include the discussions of the Company’s business strategies and the Company’s expectations concerning future operations, revenues, earnings per share, margins, profitability, liquidity and capital resources. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “guidance,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “forecasts,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “outlook,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” “preliminary,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Although the Company believes that such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that any forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Such forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different than those set forth in this news release. Additional information relating to factors that may cause actual results to differ from the Company’s forward-looking statements can be found in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011, as supplemented by the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly periods ended December 31, 2011, March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2012. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements after the day of the release as a result of new information, future events or developments except as required by law.

Exhibits

Exhibit 1:   Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
Exhibit 2: Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
Exhibit 3: Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
Exhibit 4: Non-GAAP Financial Information (Unaudited)
 

Exhibit 1

Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Income (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except for per share data)
       
Three Months Ended Fiscal Year Ended

September 30,

September 30,

September 30,

September 30,

 

2012

     

2011

   

2012

     

2011

 
 
Net sales $ 212,162 $ 181,330 $ 776,206 $ 710,886
Cost of sales   133,219       108,680     492,636       435,490  
Gross profit 78,943 72,650 283,570 275,396
Selling, general and administrative expenses   36,507       34,087     124,738       113,786  
Income from operations 42,436 38,563 158,832 161,610
Interest expense, net (6,465 ) (6,939 ) (24,646 ) (34,491 )
Other expense, net   (1,140 )     1,137     (524 )     1,005  
Income before provision for income taxes 34,831 32,761 133,662 128,124
Provision for income taxes   (7,850 )     (14,732 )   (41,487 )     (52,526 )
Net income $ 26,981     $ 18,029   $ 92,175     $ 75,598  
 
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.29     $ 0.20   $ 1.00     $ 0.83  
Diluted $ 0.28     $ 0.19   $ 0.96     $ 0.81  
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 92,779 90,989 92,058 90,697
Diluted 96,183 94,725 95,712 93,182
 

Exhibit 2

Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)
   
September 30, September 30,
2012 2011
 
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 60,856 $ 45,525
Accounts receivable, net 130,013 97,289
Inventories 557,216 483,062
Other current assets 53,944 11,740
Deferred income taxes   32,872   39,289
Total current assets 834,901 676,905
Long-term assets   702,515   624,480
Total assets $ 1,537,416 $ 1,301,385
 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Accounts payable $ 79,940 $ 53,069
Other current liabilities 19,788 18,664
Income taxes payable 2,078 1,144
Capital lease obligations—current portion   593   2,069
Total current liabilities 102,399 74,946
Long-term debt 626,000 556,000
Capital lease obligations 205 712
Deferred income taxes   55,445   41,256
Long-term liabilities   681,650   597,968
Total liabilities 784,049 672,914
Total stockholders’ equity   753,367   628,471
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 1,537,416 $ 1,301,385
 

Exhibit 3

Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)
   
Fiscal Year Ended

September 30,

September 30,

 

2012

     

2011

 
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income $ 92,175 $ 75,598
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities
Amortization of intangible assets 4,427 3,699
Depreciation 5,536 5,859
Amortization of deferred financing costs 2,803 11,416
Bad debt and sales return reserve (218 ) 256
Non-cash foreign currency exchange 436 (427 )
Non-cash stock-based compensation 1,626 3,658
Excess tax benefit related to restricted stock units and stock options exercised (1) (21,476 ) (1,547 )
Change in value of derivative (1,703 ) (4,958 )
Deferred income tax provision 20,616 11,176
Loss on fixed asset disposal 331 -
Changes in assets and liabilities
Accounts receivable (21,802 ) (8,281 )
Income taxes receivable (18,022 ) (4,176 )
Inventories (32,344 ) (129 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets (2,431 ) 1,388
Accounts payable 21,836 (5,558 )
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 1,833 2,406
Income taxes payable   946       (4,063 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   54,569       86,317  
Cash flows from investing activities
Acquistion of business, net of cash acquired (131,894 ) -
Purchases of property and equipment (7,310 ) (5,119 )
Proceeds from sale of equipment   2,782       -  
Net cash used in investing activities   (136,422 )     (5,119 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 95,000 615,000
Repayments of long-term debt (25,000 ) (679,243 )
Financing fees - (13,144 )
Repayment of capital lease obligations (1,984 ) (1,898 )
Excess tax benefit related to restricted stock units and stock options exercised (1) 21,476 1,547
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   7,377       2,612  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   96,869       (75,126 )
Effect of foreign currency exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents   315       (10 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   15,331       6,062  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   45,525       39,463  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 60,856     $ 45,525  

(1)

 

In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles we have classified $19,977 in excess tax benefits related to the vesting of 5,604,316 restricted stock units on September 28, 2012, as an inflow from financing activities and a corresponding outflow from operating activities. Had these shares not vested we would have generated $74,546 in cash flow from operating activities.

 

Exhibit 4

Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Information (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except for per share data)
       
Three Months Ended Fiscal Year Ended
September 30, September 30, September 30, September 30,
  2012       2011     2012       2011  
 
EBITDA & Adjusted EBITDA
Net income $ 26,981 $ 18,029 $ 92,175 $ 75,598
Provision for income taxes 7,850 14,732 41,487 52,526
Interest and other, net 6,465 6,939 24,646 34,491
Depreciation and amortization   3,062       2,599     9,963       9,558  
EBITDA   44,358       42,299     168,271       172,173  
Carlyle Acquisition related non-cash
stock-based compensation expense - 1,332 - 1,859
Unusual or non-recurring items   1,525       2,426     4,476       4,931  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 45,883     $ 46,057   $ 172,747     $ 178,963  
 
Adjusted Net Income
Net income $ 26,981 $ 18,029 $ 92,175 $ 75,598
Amortization of intangible assets 1,658 925 4,427 3,699
Amortization of deferred financing costs 601 1,135 2,803 11,416
Carlyle Acquisition related non-cash
stock-based compensation expense - 1,332 - 1,859
Unusual or non-recurring items (301 ) 2,426 375 4,931
Adjustments for tax effect (assumed rate of 40%)   (1,514 )     (1,482 )   (4,682 )     (7,359 )
Adjusted Net Income $ 27,425     $ 22,365   $ 95,098     $ 90,144  
 
Adjusted Basic Earnings Per Share
Weighted-average number of basic shares
outstanding   92,779       90,989     92,058       90,697  
Adjusted Net Income Per Basic Shares $ 0.30     $ 0.25   $ 1.03     $ 0.99  
 
Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share

Weighted-average number of diluted shares

outstanding

  96,183       94,725     95,712       93,182  
Adjusted Net Income Per Diluted Shares $ 0.29     $ 0.24   $ 0.99     $ 0.97  

Source: Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.

Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.
Mark Davidson, 661-802-5090
Investor Relations
Mark.Davidson@wescoair.com