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Wesco Aircraft Holdings Reports Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter Results

November 17, 2016

Company Provides Outlook for Fiscal 2017

VALENCIA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WAIR), the world's leading provider of comprehensive supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry, today announced results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter ended September 30, 2016.

Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter Highlights(1)

  • Net sales of $365.6 million, down 1.1 percent
  • Constant-currency sales(2) of $377.2 million, up 2.0 percent
  • Net income of $23.3 million, or $0.24 per diluted share
  • Adjusted net income(3) of $29.9 million, or $0.30 per diluted share
  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization(3) (EBITDA) of $49.6 million, or 13.6 percent of net sales
  • Net cash provided by operating activities of $50.9 million; free cash flow(3) of $48.0 million

Dave Castagnola, president and chief executive officer, said, “Our fiscal 2016 fourth-quarter performance was a solid end to the fiscal year, with continued contract sales momentum, reduced SG&A expenses and higher operating income. Net cash from operating activities and free cash flow(3) were strong in the quarter, enabling us to pay down debt further. We booked new business and expanded the scope of work with customers in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 at a sustained pace, setting us on a path for sales growth in fiscal 2017.

“Fiscal 2016 was a year of improvement and transformational change for Wesco Aircraft. We accomplished nearly all of our goals for the year. While net sales were down one percent in fiscal 2016, we recorded low-single-digit constant-currency sales growth. We also reduced SG&A expenses by $32 million and achieved free cash flow conversion(3) of 113 percent. Adjusted EBITDA margin(3) improved by 50 basis points in fiscal 2016. This was Wesco’s first EBITDA margin expansion in many years, and it was achieved in spite of a negative impact from foreign currency movements and certain investment decisions we made for the future. We paid down debt by $111 million in fiscal 2016, which brings total debt repayments to more than $250 million over the last two years. The progress made in fiscal 2016 sets Wesco on an improved foundation as we enter fiscal 2017.”

Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter Results(1)

Net sales in the fiscal 2016 fourth quarter were $365.6 million, compared with $369.7 million in the prior-year fourth quarter. Constant-currency sales(2) increased 2.0 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, primarily due to a mid-single-digit percentage increase in contract sales. The growth in contracts was partially offset by a mid-single-digit percentage decline in ad-hoc sales over the same period.

Gross profit was $95.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, compared with $6.1 million in the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter, which reflected inventory adjustments that were previously reported. Adjusted gross profit(3) excluding these inventory adjustments was $97.4 million in the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter.

Gross margin was 26.1 percent in the fiscal 2016 fourth quarter, compared with an adjusted gross margin(3) of 26.4 percent in the same period last year. The decrease primarily reflects a negative impact from foreign currency movements, partially offset by a favorable impact from contract margins and a decline in inventory provision related to inventory adjustments.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses in the fiscal 2016 fourth quarter decreased 19.4 percent compared with the same period last year, primarily due to lower people-related costs, professional fees and the impact of foreign currency movements.

SG&A expense as a percentage of net sales was 15.1 percent in the fourth quarter, compared with 18.5 percent in the same period last year.

Income from operations totaled $40.3 million, or 11.0 percent of net sales, in the fiscal 2016 fourth quarter. This compares with a loss from operations of $326.2 million in the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter, which reflected the inventory adjustments described above and an impairment in the value of goodwill that was previously reported. Adjusted income from operations(3) excluding these adjustments was $28.9 million, or 7.8 percent of net sales, in the same period last year. The increases in adjusted income from operations(3) and adjusted operating margin(3) were primarily due to lower SG&A expenses, partially offset by the impact of foreign currency movements.

Other (expense) income, net decreased by $3.4 million in the fiscal 2016 fourth quarter, primarily due to a gain of $2.7 million in last year’s fourth quarter related to transactions that were denominated in currencies other than the functional currency of our reporting subsidiaries, primarily the British pound.

The company's effective tax rate was 23.9 percent in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, compared with 35.5 percent in the year-ago quarter, primarily due to a favorable mix of taxable income across jurisdictions and discrete tax items.

Net income was $23.3 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, in the fiscal 2016 fourth quarter, compared with a net loss of $214.0 million, or $2.21 per diluted share. Adjusted net income(3) was $29.9 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, compared with $26.5 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, in the same period last year.

Adjusted EBITDA(3) in the fiscal 2016 fourth quarter was $49.6 million, compared with $46.0 million in the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA(3) was 13.6 percent of net sales, compared with 12.4 percent in the same period last year.

Fiscal 2016 Year Results(1)

Net sales in fiscal 2016 were $1.5 billion, 1.4 percent lower than the same period last year. Constant-currency sales(2) increased 0.7 percent, and were 2.5 percent higher excluding both currency effects and the net impact of the previously disclosed large commercial contract that ended on March 31, 2015.

Income from operations was $158.8 million in fiscal 2016, compared with a loss from operations of $206.4 million in the same period last year. Adjusted income from operations(3) excluding the inventory adjustments and goodwill impairment described above was $148.7 million in fiscal 2015. Income from operations as a percent of net sales was 10.7 percent in fiscal 2016, compared with an adjusted operating margin(3) of 9.9 percent in fiscal 2015. The higher operating margin reflects a reduction in SG&A expenses, partially offset by lower gross profit and a negative impact from currency movements.

Net income in fiscal 2016 was $91.4 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $154.7 million, or $1.60 in the same period last year. Adjusted net income(3) was $110.6 million, or $1.13 per diluted share, compared with $100.6 million, or $1.04 per diluted share in the same period last year.

Adjusted EBITDA(3) in fiscal 2016 was $196.9 million, or 13.3 percent of net sales, compared with $192.2 million, or 12.8 percent of net sales, in the same period last year.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $117.5 million in fiscal 2016, compared with $141.2 million in the same period last year. Free cash flow(3) was $103.5 million in fiscal 2016, compared with $131.5 million in the same period last year. The free cash flow conversion ratio(3) was 113 percent of net income in fiscal 2016.

Fiscal 2017 Outlook

Castagnola concluded, “We believe fiscal 2016 results provide the foundation for a stronger fiscal 2017. Our outlook for next year largely is based on business secured in fiscal 2016 through our large strategic customer and MRO channels, appropriately considering the timing of sales from implementation of new business wins, which can be influenced by many factors. We also remain focused on increasing margins, leveraging our improved cost structure and continuing our emphasis on cash conversion.

“We are targeting constant-currency(4) sales growth in the range of three percent to five percent, adjusted net income(3) per diluted share in the range of $1.15 to $1.20 and free cash flow(3) in the range of 90 percent to 95 percent of net income in fiscal 2017. We plan to continue using free cash flow to pay down debt in fiscal 2017.”

Conference Call Information

Wesco Aircraft will hold a conference call to discuss its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter results at 2:00 p.m. PST (5:00 p.m. EST) today, November 17, 2016. The conference call can be accessed by dialing 888-771-4371 (domestic) or 847-585-4405 (international) and entering passcode 43725595.

The conference call will be simultaneously broadcast on Wesco Aircraft’s Investor Relations website (http://ir.wescoair.com).

Following the live webcast, a replay will be available on the company’s website for one year. A telephonic replay also will be available approximately two hours after the conference call and may be accessed by dialing 888-843-7419 (domestic) or 630-652-3042 (international) and entering passcode 43725595. The telephonic replay will be available until November 24, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

About Wesco Aircraft

Wesco Aircraft is the world’s leading distributor and provider of comprehensive supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry, based on annual sales. 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 one of the world’s broadest portfolios of aerospace products, including chemical, electrical and C-class hardware and comprised of more than 565,000 active SKUs.

To learn more about Wesco Aircraft, visit our website at www.wescoair.com. Follow Wesco Aircraft on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/wesco-aircraft-corp.

Footnotes

(1) The financial results for the fourth quarter and year-end of fiscal 2016 are preliminary and are subject to completion of the company’s analysis of the adequacy of its inventory excess and obsolete reserves. As a result, these amounts may differ by up to $3 million from the amounts that will be reflected in the company’s final consolidated financial statements as of and for the quarter and year ended September 30, 2016.

(2) The non-GAAP financial measure “constant-currency sales” replaces “net sales excluding currency effects,” as previously presented by the company. The definition of “constant-currency sales” is consistent with the prior presentation. See Exhibits for reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results.

(3) Non-GAAP financial measure – see Exhibits for reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP results.

(4) Currency rates assumed to remain at September 30, 2016 levels.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Adjusted gross profit in the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter and full year represents gross profit plus the inventory adjustments noted above; adjusted gross margin represents adjusted gross profit divided by net sales in the periods.

Adjusted income from operations in the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter and full year represents loss from operations plus the inventory adjustments and goodwill impairment noted above; adjusted operating margin represents adjusted income from operations divided by net sales.

Adjusted EBITDA represents net income (loss) before: (i) income tax provision (benefit), (ii) net interest expense, (iii) depreciation and amortization and (iv) unusual or non-recurring items.

Adjusted EBITDA margin represents adjusted EBITDA divided by net sales.

Adjusted net income represents net income (loss) before: (i) amortization of intangible assets, (ii) amortization or write-off of deferred financing costs, (iii) unusual or non-recurring items and (iv) the tax effect of items (i) through (iii) above calculated using an estimated effective tax rate.

Adjusted basic earnings per share represent basic earnings per share calculated using adjusted net income as opposed to net income.

Adjusted diluted earnings per share represent diluted earnings per share calculated using adjusted net income as opposed to net income.

Constant-currency sales represent net sales for the fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and year-to-date translated at the corresponding fiscal 2015 periodical average exchange rates.

Constant-currency sales excluding large commercial contract represent net sales for the fiscal 2016 year-to-date period translated at the corresponding fiscal 2015 periodical average exchange rates, further adjusted to remove sales under a commercial hardware contract that ended on March 31, 2015 and sales in fiscal 2016 that were related to this contract.

Free cash flow represents net cash provided by operating activities less purchases of property and equipment; free cash flow conversion represents free cash flow divided by net income.

Wesco Aircraft utilizes and discusses adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin, adjusted income from operations, adjusted operating margin, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net income, adjusted basic earnings per share, adjusted diluted earnings per share, constant-currency sales, constant-currency sales excluding the impact of large commercial contract, free cash flow and free cash flow conversion, which are non-GAAP measures management uses to evaluate the company’s business, because it believes these measures assist investors and analysts in comparing the company’s performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that management does not believe are indicative of core operating performance. Wesco Aircraft believes these metrics are used in the financial community, and the company presents these metrics to enhance understanding of its operating performance. Readers should not consider adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income as alternatives to net income, determined in accordance with GAAP, as an indicator of operating performance. Adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin, adjusted income from operations, adjusted operating margin, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net income, adjusted basic earnings per share, adjusted diluted earnings per share, constant-currency sales, constant-currency sales excluding large commercial contract, free cash flow and  free cash flow conversion are not measurements of financial performance under GAAP, and these metrics may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. See Exhibits 4, 5, 6 and 7 for reconciliations of adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin, adjusted income from operations, adjusted operating margin, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net income, adjusted basic earnings per share, adjusted diluted earnings per share, constant-currency sales, constant-currency sales excluding large commercial contract, free cash flow and free cash flow conversion to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. These statements may discuss goals, intentions and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, results of operations or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. In some cases, readers can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terms such as “believe,” "continue," “goal,” "grow," “improve,” “increase,” “outlook,” “plan,” “target,” “will” or similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the company’s control. Therefore, the reader should not place undue reliance on such statements.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: general economic and industry conditions; conditions in the credit markets; changes in military spending; risks unique to suppliers of equipment and services to the U.S. government; risks associated with the company’s long-term, fixed-price agreements that have no guarantee of future sales volumes; risks associated with the loss of significant customers, a material reduction in purchase orders by significant customers, or the delay, scaling back or elimination of significant programs on which the company relies; the company’s ability to effectively compete in its industry; the company’s ability to effectively manage its inventory; the company’s suppliers’ ability to provide it with the products the company sells in a timely manner, in adequate quantities and/or at a reasonable cost; the company’s ability to maintain effective information technology systems; the company’s ability to retain key personnel; risks associated with the company’s international operations, including exposure to foreign currency movements; risks associated with assumptions the company makes in connection with its critical accounting estimates (including goodwill) and legal proceedings; the company’s dependence on third-party package delivery companies; fuel price risks; fluctuations in the company’s financial results from period-to-period; environmental risks; risks related to the handling, transportation and storage of chemical products; risks related to the aerospace industry and the regulation thereof; risks related to the company’s indebtedness; and other risks and uncertainties.

The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. The reader should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that affect the company’s business, including those described in Wesco Aircraft’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this news release (including information included or incorporated by reference herein) are based upon information available to the company as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Exhibits:

Exhibit 1: Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) (Preliminary and Unaudited)
Exhibit 2: Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Preliminary and Unaudited)
Exhibit 3: Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Preliminary and Unaudited)
Exhibit 4: Non-GAAP Financial Information (Preliminary and Unaudited)
Exhibit 5: Non-GAAP Financial Information – Constant-Currency Sales and Constant-Currency
Sales Excluding Large Commercial Contract (Preliminary and Unaudited)
Exhibit 6: Non-GAAP Financial Information – Free Cash Flow (Preliminary and Unaudited)
Exhibit 7: Non-GAAP Financial Information - Fiscal 2017 Outlook (Unaudited)
   

Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2016 Results

The financial results for the fourth quarter and year-end of fiscal 2016 are preliminary and are subject to completion of the company’s analysis of the adequacy of its inventory excess and obsolete reserves. As a result, these amounts may differ by up to $3 million from the amounts that will be reflected in the company’s final consolidated financial statements as of and for the quarter and year ended September 30, 2016.

Exhibit 1
 
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) (PRELIMINARY AND UNAUDITED) (1)
(In thousands, except share data)
 
  Three Months Ended
 September 30,
  Twelve Months Ended
 September 30,
  2016   2015   2016   2015
Net sales $ 365,595     $ 369,654     $ 1,477,366     $ 1,497,615  
Cost of sales 270,110     363,523     1,083,674     1,173,120  
Gross profit 95,485     6,131     393,692     324,495  
Selling, general and administrative expenses 55,234     68,510     234,942     267,089  
Goodwill impairment charge     263,771         263,771  
Income (loss) from operations 40,251     (326,150 )   158,750     (206,365 )
Interest expense, net (9,465 )   (9,037 )   (36,901 )   (37,092 )
Other (expense) income, net (219 )   3,204     3,741     1,841  
Income (loss) before income taxes 30,567     (331,983 )   125,590     (241,616 )
(Provision) benefit for income taxes (7,306 )   117,985     (34,212 )   86,872  
Net income (loss) $ 23,261     $ (213,998 )   $ 91,378     $ (154,744 )
               
Net income (loss) per share:              
Basic $ 0.24     $ (2.21 )   $ 0.94     $ (1.60 )
Diluted $ 0.24     $ (2.21 )   $ 0.93     $ (1.60 )
Weighted average shares outstanding:              
Basic 97,994,386     97,042,433     97,634,155     96,955,043  
Diluted 98,681,699     97,042,433     98,165,856     96,955,043  


Exhibit 2
 
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (PRELIMINARY AND UNAUDITED) (1)
(In thousands)
 
  September 30,
 2016
  September 30,
2015
Assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 77,061     $ 82,866  
Accounts receivable, net 249,195     253,348  
Inventories 713,470     701,535  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 10,203     10,004  
Income taxes receivable 1,460     187  
Deferred tax assets, current     89,401  
Total current assets 1,051,389     1,137,341  
Long-term assets 904,816     883,632  
Total assets $ 1,956,205     $ 2,020,973  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity      
Accounts payable $ 181,700     $ 149,615  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 26,424     38,896  
Income taxes payable 6,782     21,442  
Capital lease obligations, current portion 1,471     1,044  
Total current liabilities 216,377     210,997  
Capital lease obligations, less current portion 1,710     1,824  
Long-term debt 841,906     952,906  
Deferred tax liabilities, non-current 4,092     30,693  
Other liabilities 9,205     6,980  
Total long-term liabilities 856,913     992,403  
Total liabilities 1,073,290     1,203,400  
Total stockholders’ equity 882,915     817,573  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 1,956,205     $ 2,020,973  

                                     

Exhibit 3       
 
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (PRELIMINARY AND UNAUDITED) (1)
(In thousands)
 
  Twelve Months Ended
 September 30,
  2016   2015
Cash flows from operating activities      
Net income (loss) $ 91,378     $ (154,744 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities      
Depreciation and amortization 27,980     27,726  
Deferred financing costs 4,627     4,354  
Bad debt and sales return reserve (810 )   354  
Inventory reserves 14,615     95,052  
Stock-based compensation expense 8,490     7,891  
Goodwill impairment charge     263,771  
Excess tax benefit related to stock-based incentive plans (1,098 )   (443 )
Deferred income taxes 13,212     (127,035 )
Income from equity investment (582 )   (596 )
Other non-cash items (2,422 )   3,491  
Changes in assets and liabilities      
Accounts receivable (4,077 )   43,841  
Inventories (41,798 )   (48,977 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets (1,204 )   1,250  
Income taxes receivable (1,269 )   16,036  
Accounts payable 34,657     (9,992 )
Accrued expenses and other liabilities (11,008 )   3,425  
Income taxes payable (13,236 )   15,768  
Net cash provided by operating activities 117,455     141,172  
Cash flows from investing activities      
Purchase of property and equipment (13,992 )   (9,631 )
Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment     17  
Proceeds from sales of assets 2,000      
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired     (250 )
Net cash used in investing activities (11,992 )   (9,864 )
Cash flows from financing activities      
Repayment of long-term debt (111,000 )   (149,750 )
Financing fees (2,126 )    
Repayment of capital lease obligations (1,309 )   (1,511 )
Excess tax benefit related to stock-based incentive plans 1,098     443  
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock 6,073     823  
Settlement on restricted stock tax withholding (857 )   (701 )
Net cash used in financing activities (108,121 )   (150,696 )
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents (3,147 )   (2,521 )
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (5,805 )   (21,909 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 82,866     104,775  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 77,061     $ 82,866  


Exhibit 4
 
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Information (PRELIMINARY AND UNAUDITED) (1)
(In thousands, except share data)
 
  Three Months Ended
 September 30,
  Twelve Months Ended
 September 30,
  2016   2015   2016   2015
Net Sales $ 365,595     $ 369,654     $ 1,477,366     $ 1,497,615  
               
Adjusted Gross Profit              
Gross profit $ 95,485     $ 6,131     $ 393,692     $ 324,495  
Inventory adjustment     91,280         91,280  
Adjusted Gross Profit $ 95,485     $ 97,411     $ 393,692     $ 415,775  
Adjusted Gross Margin 26.1 %   26.4 %   26.6 %   27.8 %
Adjusted Income from Operations              
Income (loss) from operations $ 40,251     $ (326,150 )   $ 158,750     $ (206,365 )
Goodwill impairment     263,771         263,771  
Inventory adjustment     91,280         91,280  
Adjusted income from operations $ 40,251     $ 28,901     $ 158,750     $ 148,686  
Adjusted operating margin 11.0 %   7.8 %   10.7 %   9.9 %
Adjusted Net Income              
Net income (loss) $ 23,261     $ (213,998 )   $ 91,378     $ (154,744 )
Goodwill impairment     263,771         263,771  
Inventory adjustment     91,280         91,280  
Amortization of intangible assets 3,974     3,961     15,837     15,948  
Amortization of deferred financing costs 1,483     1,092     4,627     4,354  
Unusual or non-recurring items (2) 2,453     5,998     6,397     13,923  
Adjustments for tax effect (1,241 )   (125,639 )   (7,623 )   (133,961 )
Adjusted Net Income $ 29,930     $ 26,465     $ 110,616     $ 100,571  
Adjusted Earnings Per Share              
Adjusted Basic $ 0.31     $ 0.27     $ 1.13     $ 1.04  
Adjusted diluted $ 0.30     $ 0.27     $ 1.13     $ 1.04  
EBITDA & Adjusted EBITDA              
Net income (loss) $ 23,261     $ (213,998 )   $ 91,378     $ (154,744 )
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 7,306     (117,985 )   34,212     (86,872 )
Interest expense, net 9,465     9,037     36,901     37,092  
Depreciation and amortization 7,137     7,911     27,980     27,726  
EBITDA 47,169     (315,035 )   190,471     (176,798 )
Goodwill impairment     263,771         263,771  
Inventory adjustment     91,280         91,280  
Unusual or non-recurring items (2)
2,453     5,998     6,397     13,923  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 49,622     $ 46,014     $ 196,868     $ 192,176  
Adjusted EBITDA margin 13.6 %   12.4 %   13.3 %   12.8 %
                       

(2) Unusual and non-recurring items in the fourth quarter and year-to-date periods of fiscal 2016 consisted of integration and other related expenses of $641 and $1,852, respectively, as well as business realignment and other expenses of $1,812 and $4,545, respectively. Unusual and non-recurring items in the fourth quarter and year-to-date periods of fiscal 2015 consisted of integration and other related expenses of $1,214 and $7,713, respectively, as well as business realignment and other expenses of $4,784 and $6,210, respectively.

Exhibit 5
 
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Information - Constant-Currency Sales and
Constant-Currency Sales Excluding Large Commercial Contract (PRELIMINARY AND UNAUDITED) (1)
(Dollars in thousands)
 
  Three Months Ended
 September 30,
  Increase
(Decrease)
  Percent
Change
  2016   2015    
Net sales $ 365,595     $ 369,654     $ (4,059 )     (1.1 )%
Currency effects 11,609         11,609      
Constant-currency sales $ 377,204     $ 369,654     $ 7,550       2.0 %
               
  Twelve Months Ended
 September 30,
  Increase
(Decrease)
  Percent
Change
  2016   2015    
Net sales $ 1,477,366     $ 1,497,615     $ (20,249 )     (1.4 )%
Currency effects 30,180         30,180      
Constant-currency sales $ 1,507,546     $ 1,497,615     $ 9,931       0.7 %
Large commercial contract (2) (9,782 )   (36,172 )   26,390      
Constant-currency sales excluding large commercial contract $ 1,497,764     $ 1,461,443     $ 36,321       2.5 %
               

(2) In fiscal 2015, the company sold $36,172 of commercial hardware under a contract that ended on March 31, 2015, as previously disclosed. In fiscal 2016, the company sold $9,782 of additional commercial hardware related to this contract.

Exhibit 6
 
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Information - Free Cash Flow (PRELIMINARY AND UNAUDITED) (1)
(Dollars in thousands)
 
  Three Months Ended
 September 30,
  Increase
(Decrease)
  Percent
Change
  2016   2015    
Free Cash Flow              
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 50,862     $ 57,319     $ (6,457 )     (11.3 )%
Purchase of property and equipment (2,831 )   (4,964 )   2,133       43.0 %
Free cash flow $ 48,031     $ 52,355     $ (4,324 )     (8.3 )%
Free cash flow conversion ratio 206.5 %   (24.5 )%        
               
  Twelve Months Ended
 September 30,
  Increase
(Decrease)
  Percent
Change
  2016   2015    
Free Cash Flow              
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 117,455     $ 141,172     $ (23,717 )     (16.8 )%
Purchase of property and equipment (13,992 )   (9,631 )   (4,361 )     (45.3 )%
Free cash flow $ 103,463     $ 131,541     $ (28,078 )     (21.3 )%
Free cash flow conversion ratio 113.2 %   (85.0 )%        


Exhibit 7
 
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Information - Fiscal 2017 Outlook (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except share data)


  Fiscal 2017
   Outlook
Diluted earnings per share $1.00 - $1.05
   
Amortization of intangible assets   0.15  
Amortization of deferred financing costs   0.03  
Unusual or non-recurring items (1)   0.04  
Adjustments for tax effect   (0.07 )
   
Adjusted diluted earnings per share $1.15 - $1.20
   
   
Net cash provided by operations $100,000 - $114,000
   
Purchase of property and equipment (10,000) - (14,000)
   
Free cash flow $90,000 - $100,000
   
Free cash flow conversion 90% - 95%
   
(1) Primarily facility network realignment costs. 

 

Contact Information:
Jeff Misakian
Vice President, Investor Relations
661-362-6847
Jeff.Misakian@wescoair.com

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