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Ducommun Incorporated

PRESS RELEASE: 2022-05-03

Ducommun Incorporated Reports Results for the First Quarter Ended April 2, 2022

Record Backlog*; Solid Start to 2022; Restructuring Initiative Announced

SANTA ANA, Calif., May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) (“Ducommun” or the “Company”) today reported results for its first quarter ended April 2, 2022.

First Quarter 2022 Recap

  • Net Revenue was $163.5 million
  • Net income of $8.1 million, or $0.66 per diluted share
  • Adjusted net income of $8.3 million, or $0.67 per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $20.1 million, or 12.3% of revenue
  • Record backlog of $943 million

“It was a good quarter for the Company with commercial aerospace demand continuing its recovery, along with solid performance from Ducommun's defense business resulting in top line growth year-over-year,” said Stephen G. Oswald, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Revenue rose to $163.5 million, up 4% over Q1 2021, as large commercial aircraft platform sales grew nearly 50% due to increased build rates from Boeing and Airbus. This was also an excellent result in light of the significant amount of COVID cases among the workforce in January. The Company's backlog as well reached an all-time high of $943 million, led by growth in commercial aerospace orders, a very positive sign for this year. In addition, we took the opportunity to pay down $30 million on our term loans during Q1 2022 by deploying some of the net proceeds from the major gain on last quarter's sale-leaseback of our Gardena, California performance center.

“As we move forward into 2022, our team has also identified additional ways to accelerate the achievement of our strategic goals and today are announcing a restructuring plan to better position the Company for stronger performance. The Company currently anticipates this initiative will result in approximately $10 million to $14 million in total pre-tax restructuring charges over the next 12 months. Of these charges, approximately $4 million are expected to be outlays for employee separation and other facility consolidation related expenses, and $6 million to $10 million to be non-cash charges for the write-down of inventory and impairment of long-lived assets. On an annualized basis, beginning in 2023, the Company anticipates these restructuring actions will result in total cost savings of approximately $3 million to $4 million. We are taking these steps with an eye on accelerating growth and shareholder value in the years ahead.

“Finally, we are thrilled with the record backlog for the Company and with the continuing recovery in commercial aerospace along with solid performance from Ducommun's defense business, we are looking forward to the rest of the year.”

First Quarter Results

Net revenue for the first quarter of 2022 was $163.5 million compared to $157.2 million for the first quarter of 2021. The year-over-year increase of 4.0% was primarily due to the following:

  • $18.7 million higher revenue in the Company’s commercial aerospace end-use markets due to higher build rates on large aircraft platforms, other commercial aerospace platforms, and regional and business aircraft platforms; partially offset by
  • $14.8 million lower revenue in the Company’s military and space end-use markets due to lower build rates on other military and space platforms, various missile platforms, and military rotary-wing aircraft platforms.

Net income for the first quarter of 2022 was $8.1 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, compared to $6.7 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2021. This reflects higher other income of $3.0 million, partially offset by higher selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses of $0.9 million.

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2022 was $32.5 million, or 19.9% of revenue, compared to gross profit of $33.1 million, or 21.1% of revenue, for the first quarter of 2021. The decrease in gross profit as a percentage of net revenue year-over-year was primarily due to unfavorable product mix, partially offset by lower compensation and benefits costs.

Operating income for the first quarter of 2022 was $9.1 million, or 5.6% of revenue, compared to $10.6 million, or 6.8% of revenue, in the comparable period last year. The year-over-year decrease of $1.5 million was primarily due to higher SG&A expenses and lower gross profit. Adjusted operating income for the first quarter of 2022 was $12.3 million, or 7.5% of revenue, compared to $12.3 million, or 7.8% of revenue, in the comparable period last year.

Interest expense for the first quarter of 2022 was $2.4 million compared to $2.8 million in the comparable period of 2021. The year-over-year decrease was due to a lower outstanding debt balance, partially offset by higher interest rates.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2022 was $20.1 million, or 12.3% of revenue, compared to $21.1 million, or 13.5% of revenue, for the comparable period in 2021.

During the first quarter of 2022, the net cash used in operations was $18.9 million compared to $23.4 million during the first quarter of 2021. The lower cash used in operations year-over-year was primarily due to higher accounts payable and higher net income, partially offset by lower accrued and other liabilities, higher investment in contract assets and inventories, and higher accounts receivable.

* The Company defines backlog as potential revenue and is based on customer placed purchase orders and long-term agreements (“LTAs”) with firm fixed price and expected delivery dates of 24 months or less. Backlog as of April 2, 2022 was $942.7 million compared to $905.2 million as of December 31, 2021. Under ASC 606, the Company defines performance obligations as customer placed purchase orders with firm fixed price and firm delivery dates. The remaining performance obligations disclosed under ASC 606 as of April 2, 2022 were $767.1 million compared to $814.1 million as of December 31, 2021.

Business Segment Information

Electronic Systems

Electronic Systems segment net revenue for the quarter ended April 2, 2022 was $97.5 million, compared to $99.1 million for the first quarter of 2021. The year-over-year decrease was primarily due to the following:

  • $9.9 million lower revenue within the Company’s military and space end-use markets due to lower build rates on other military and space platforms and various missile platforms; partially offset by
  • $5.9 million higher revenue in the Company’s commercial aerospace end-use markets due to higher build rates on other commercial aerospace platforms.

Electronic Systems segment operating income for the quarter ended April 2, 2022 was $9.4 million, or 9.7% of revenue, compared to $12.5 million, or 12.6% of revenue, for the comparable quarter in 2021. The year-over-year decrease of $3.1 million was primarily due to unfavorable manufacturing volume and unfavorable product mix.

Structural Systems

Structural Systems segment net revenue for the quarter ended April 2, 2022 was $66.0 million, compared to $58.0 million for the first quarter of 2021. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to the following:

  • $12.8 million higher revenue within the Company’s commercial aerospace end-use markets due to higher build rates on large aircraft platforms and regional and business aircraft platforms; partially offset by
  • $4.9 million lower revenue within the Company’s military and space end-use markets due to lower build rates on military rotary-wing aircraft platforms.

Structural Systems segment operating income for the quarter ended April 2, 2022 was $4.9 million, or 7.4% of revenue, compared to $5.1 million, or 8.8% of revenue, for the comparable quarter in 2021. The year-over-year decrease of $0.2 million was primarily due to unfavorable product mix, partially offset by favorable manufacturing volume and lower compensation and benefits costs.

Corporate General and Administrative (“CG&A”) Expenses

CG&A expenses for the first quarter of 2022 were $5.2 million, or 3.2% of total Company revenue, compared to $7.0 million, or 4.5% of total Company revenue, for the comparable quarter in the prior year. The decrease in CG&A expenses was primarily due to lower compensation and benefits costs of $1.8 million.

Conference Call

A teleconference hosted by Stephen G. Oswald, the Company’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Christopher D. Wampler, the Company’s vice president, chief financial officer, controller and treasurer will be held today, May 3, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) to review these financial results. To participate in the teleconference, please call 844-239-5278 (international 574-990-1017) approximately 10 minutes prior to the conference time. The participant passcode is 8291899. Mr. Oswald and Mr. Wampler will be speaking on behalf of the Company and anticipate the call (including Q&A) to last approximately 45 minutes. This call is also being webcast and can be accessed at the Ducommun website at Ducommun.com.

Additional information regarding Ducommun's results can be found in the Q1 2022 Earnings Presentation available at Ducommun.com.

About Ducommun Incorporated

Ducommun Incorporated delivers value-added innovative manufacturing solutions to customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. Founded in 1849, the Company specializes in two core areas - Electronic Systems and Structural Systems - to produce complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. For more information, visit Ducommun.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release and any attachments include “forward-looking statements,” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including, in particular, any statements about the Company’s achievement of its strategic goals or objectives, future performance, and results of its restructuring plan, including the latter's effect on the Company's growth or rate of growth, value creation and outlook. The Company generally uses the words “may,” “will,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “plan,” “intend,” “continue” and similar expressions in this press release and any attachments to identify forward-looking statements. The Company bases these forward-looking statements on its current views with respect to future events and financial performance. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, among other things: whether the anticipated pre-tax restructuring charges will be sufficient to address all anticipated restructuring costs, including related to employee separation, facilities consolidation, inventory write-down and other asset impairments; whether the expected cost savings from the restructuring will ultimately be obtained in the amount and during the period anticipated; whether the restructuring in the affected areas will be sufficient to build a more cost efficient, focused, higher margin enterprise with higher returns for the Company's shareholders; the strength of the real estate market, the duration of any lease entered into as part of any sale-leaseback transaction, the amount of commissions owed to brokers, and applicable tax rates; the impact of the Company’s debt service obligations and restrictive debt covenants; the Company’s end-use markets are cyclical; the Company depends upon a selected base of industries and customers; a significant portion of the Company’s business depends upon U.S. Government defense spending; the Company is subject to extensive regulation and audit by the Defense Contract Audit Agency; contracts with some of the Company’s customers contain provisions which give the its customers a variety of rights that are unfavorable to the Company; further consolidation in the aerospace industry could adversely affect the Company’s business and financial results; the Company’s ability to successfully make acquisitions, including its ability to successfully integrate, operate or realize the projected benefits of such businesses; the Company relies on its suppliers to meet the quality and delivery expectations of its customers; the Company uses estimates when bidding on fixed-price contracts which estimates could change and result in adverse effects on its financial results; the impact of existing and future laws and regulations; the impact of existing and future accounting standards and tax rules and regulations; environmental liabilities could adversely affect the Company’s financial results; cyber security attacks, internal system or service failures may adversely impact the Company’s business and operations; the ultimate geographic spread, duration and severity of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and the effectiveness of actions taken, or actions that may be taken, by governmental authorities to contain the outbreak or treat its impact, and other risks and uncertainties, including those detailed from time to time in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. You should understand that many important factors, including those discussed herein, could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or suggested in any forward-looking statement. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events or circumstances that occur after the date of this news release, May 3, 2022, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or otherwise. Readers are advised to review the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (which are available from the SEC’s EDGAR database at www.sec.gov).

Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information

This release contains non-GAAP financial measures, including Adjusted EBITDA (which excludes interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation expense, and Guaymas fire related expenses, insurance recoveries related to business interruption, and inventory purchase accounting adjustments), non-GAAP operating income and as a percentage of net revenues, non-GAAP earnings, and non-GAAP earnings per share. In addition, certain other prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current year’s presentation.

During the three months ended April 2, 2022, the Company changed its non-GAAP operating income and as a percentage of net revenues, non-GAAP earnings, and non-GAAP earnings per share presentation to exclude the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets as it is a non-cash item and a significant portion of the purchase price for acquisitions may be allocated to intangible assets that have estimated useful lives of up to 19 years. Exclusion of this non-cash amortization expense allows for the comparison of operating results that are consistent over time for both the newly acquired and long-held businesses and with both acquisitive and non-acquisitive peer companies. As such, the Company modified the prior year's presentation for this item to conform with the current year's presentation.

The Company believes the presentation of these non-GAAP measures provide important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. The Company’s management uses these non-GAAP financial measures along with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in evaluating the Company’s actual and forecasted operating performance, capital resources and cash flow. The non-GAAP financial information presented herein should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The Company discloses different non-GAAP financial measures in order to provide greater transparency and to help the Company’s investors to more meaningfully evaluate and compare Ducommun’s results to its previously reported results. The non-GAAP financial measures that the Company uses may not be comparable to similarly titled financial measures used by other companies. We define backlog as potential revenue and is based on customer placed purchase orders and long-term agreements (“LTAs”) with firm fixed price and expected delivery dates of 24 months or less. The majority of the LTAs do not meet the definition of a contract under ASC 606 and thus, the backlog amount disclosed herein is greater than the remaining performance obligations disclosed under ASC 606. Backlog is subject to delivery delays or program cancellations, which are beyond our control. Backlog is affected by timing differences in the placement of customer orders and tends to be concentrated in several programs to a greater extent than our net revenues. Backlog in industrial markets tends to be of a shorter duration and is generally fulfilled within a three month period. As a result of these factors, trends in our overall level of backlog may not be indicative of trends in our future net revenues.

CONTACT:

Suman Mookerji, Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations, 657.335.3665

[Financial Tables Follow]

DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 
    April 2,
2022
  December 31,
2021
Assets        
Current Assets        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 19,260     $ 76,316  
Accounts receivable, net     82,804       72,261  
Contract assets     187,171       176,405  
Inventories     159,795       150,938  
Production cost of contracts     7,862       8,024  
Other current assets     8,783       8,625  
Total Current Assets     465,675       492,569  
Property and equipment, Net     103,900       102,419  
Operating lease right-of-use assets     38,860       33,265  
Goodwill     203,694       203,694  
Intangibles, net     138,116       141,764  
Other assets     9,086       5,024  
Total Assets   $ 959,331     $ 978,735  
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity        
Current Liabilities        
Accounts payable   $ 74,842     $ 66,059  
Contract liabilities     37,841       42,077  
Accrued and other liabilities     31,917       41,291  
Operating lease liabilities     7,028       6,133  
Current portion of long-term debt     7,000       7,000  
Total Current Liabilities     158,628       162,560  
Long-term debt, less current portion     247,729       279,384  
Non-current operating lease liabilities     32,917       28,074  
Deferred income taxes     18,820       18,727  
Other long-term liabilities     13,531       15,388  
Total Liabilities     471,625       504,133  
Commitments and contingencies        
Shareholders’ Equity        
Common stock     120       119  
Additional paid-in capital     104,244       104,253  
Retained earnings     385,362       377,263  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (2,020 )     (7,033 )
Total Shareholders’ Equity     487,706       474,602  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity   $ 959,331     $ 978,735  


DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
    Three Months Ended
    April 2,
2022
  April 3,
2021
Net Revenues   $ 163,481     $ 157,151  
Cost of Sales     131,006       124,051  
Gross Profit     32,475       33,100  
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses     23,352       22,490  
Operating Income     9,123       10,610  
Interest Expense     (2,402 )     (2,806 )
Other Income     3,000        
Income Before Taxes     9,721       7,804  
Income Tax Expense     1,622       1,109  
Net Income   $ 8,099     $ 6,695  
Earnings Per Share        
Basic earnings per share   $ 0.68     $ 0.57  
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.66     $ 0.55  
Weighted-Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding        
Basic     11,989       11,791  
Diluted     12,328       12,250  
         
Gross Profit %     19.9 %     21.1 %
SG&A %     14.3 %     14.3 %
Operating Income %     5.6 %     6.8 %
Net Income %     5.0 %     4.3 %
Effective Tax Rate     16.7 %     14.2 %


DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
BUSINESS SEGMENT PERFORMANCE
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 
    Three Months Ended
    %
Change
  April 2,
2022
  April 3,
2021
  %
of Net 
Revenues
2022
  %
of Net
Revenues
2021
Net Revenues                    
Electronic Systems   (1.7 )%   $ 97,466     $ 99,104     59.6 %   63.1 %
Structural Systems   13.7 %     66,015       58,047     40.4 %   36.9 %
         Total Net Revenues   4.0 %   $ 163,481     $ 157,151     100.0 %   100.0 %
Segment Operating Income                    
Electronic Systems       $ 9,411     $ 12,491     9.7 %   12.6 %
Structural Systems         4,887       5,128     7.4 %   8.8 %
          14,298       17,619          
Corporate General and Administrative Expenses(1)         (5,175 )     (7,009 )   (3.2 )%   (4.5 )%
         Total Operating Income       $ 9,123     $ 10,610     5.6 %   6.8 %
Adjusted EBITDA                    
Electronic Systems                    
   Operating Income       $ 9,411     $ 12,491          
   Depreciation and Amortization         3,506       3,423          
          12,917       15,914     13.3 %   16.1 %
Structural Systems                    
   Operating Income         4,887       5,128          
   Depreciation and Amortization         4,203       3,440          
   Guaymas fire related expenses         957       475          
   Inventory Purchase Accounting Adjustments         637                
          10,684       9,043     16.2 %   15.6 %
Corporate General and Administrative Expenses(1)                    
   Operating loss         (5,175 )     (7,009 )        
   Depreciation and Amortization         59       59          
   Stock-Based Compensation Expense         1,590       3,133          
          (3,526 )     (3,817 )        
       Adjusted EBITDA       $ 20,075     $ 21,140     12.3 %   13.5 %
Capital Expenditures                    
Electronic Systems       $ 1,696     $ 624          
Structural Systems         3,372       1,989          
Corporate Administration                        
         Total Capital Expenditures       $ 5,068     $ 2,613          
                             
(1)   Includes costs not allocated to either the Electronic Systems or Structural Systems operating segments.


DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
GAAP TO NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME RECONCILIATION
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 
    Three Months Ended
GAAP To Non-GAAP Operating Income   April 2, 2022   April 3, 2021   %
of Net
Revenues
2022
  %
of Net
Revenues
2021
GAAP Operating income   $ 9,123     $ 10,610          
                 
GAAP Operating income - Electronic Systems   $ 9,411     $ 12,491          
Adjustment:                
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets     373       373          
Adjusted operating income - Electronic Systems     9,784       12,864     10.0 %   13.0 %
                 
GAAP Operating income - Structural Systems     4,887       5,128          
Adjustment:                
Guaymas fire related expenses     957       475          
Inventory purchase accounting adjustments     637                
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets     1,246       833          
Adjusted operating income - Structural Systems     7,727       6,436     11.7 %   11.1 %
                 
GAAP Operating loss - Corporate     (5,175 )     (7,009 )        
Adjusted operating loss - Corporate     (5,175 )     (7,009 )        
Total adjustments     3,213       1,681          
Adjusted operating income   $ 12,336     $ 12,291     7.5 %   7.8 %


DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
GAAP TO NON-GAAP EARNINGS AND EARNINGS PER SHARE RECONCILIATION
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
    Three Months Ended
GAAP To Non-GAAP Earnings   April 2,
2022
  April 3,
2021
GAAP Net income   $ 8,099     $ 6,695
Adjustments:        
Guaymas fire related expenses (1)     766       380
Insurance recoveries related to business interruption (1)     (2,400 )    
Inventory purchase accounting adjustments (1)     510      
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (1)     1,295       965
Total adjustments     171       1,345
Adjusted net income   $ 8,270     $ 8,040


    Three Months Ended
GAAP Earnings Per Share To Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share   April 2,
2022
  April 3,
2021
GAAP Diluted earnings per share (“EPS”)   $ 0.66     $ 0.55
Adjustments:        
Guaymas fire related expenses (1)     0.06       0.03
Insurance recoveries related to business interruption (1)     (0.20 )    
Inventory purchase accounting adjustments (1)     0.04      
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (1)     0.11       0.08
Total adjustments     0.01       0.11
Adjusted diluted EPS   $ 0.67     $ 0.66
         
Shares used for adjusted diluted EPS     12,328       12,250
               
(1) Includes effective tax rate of 20.0% for both 2022 and 2021 adjustments.


DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
NON-GAAP BACKLOG* BY REPORTING SEGMENT
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 
    April 2,
2022
  December 31,
2021
Consolidated Ducommun        
Military and space   $ 509,165   $ 520,278
Commercial aerospace     376,761     333,107
Industrial     56,822     51,802
Total   $ 942,748   $ 905,187
Electronic Systems        
Military and space   $ 388,636   $ 400,002
Commercial aerospace     78,728     56,810
Industrial     56,822     51,802
Total   $ 524,186   $ 508,614
Structural Systems        
Military and space   $ 120,529   $ 120,276
Commercial aerospace     298,033     276,297
Total   $ 418,562   $ 396,573

* The Company defines backlog as potential revenue and is based on customer placed purchase orders and long-term agreements (“LTAs”) with firm fixed price and expected delivery dates of 24 months or less. Backlog as of April 2, 2022 was $942.7 million compared to $905.2 million as of December 31, 2021. Under ASC 606, the Company defines performance obligations as customer placed purchase orders with firm fixed price and firm delivery dates. The remaining performance obligations disclosed under ASC 606 as of April 2, 2022 were $767.1 million compared to $814.1 million as of December 31, 2021.


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Record Backlog*; Solid Start to 2022; Restructuring Initiative Announced

SANTA ANA, Calif., May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) (“Ducommun” or the “Company”) today reported results for its first quarter ended April 2, 2022.

First Quarter 2022 Recap

  • Net Revenue was $163.5 million
  • Net income of $8.1 million, or $0.66 per diluted share
  • Adjusted net income of $8.3 million, or $0.67 per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $20.1 million, or 12.3% of revenue
  • Record backlog of $943 million

“It was a good quarter for the Company with commercial aerospace demand continuing its recovery, along with solid performance from Ducommun's defense business resulting in top line growth year-over-year,” said Stephen G. Oswald, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Revenue rose to $163.5 million, up 4% over Q1 2021, as large commercial aircraft platform sales grew nearly 50% due to increased build rates from Boeing and Airbus. This was also an excellent result in light of the significant amount of COVID cases among the workforce in January. The Company's backlog as well reached an all-time high of $943 million, led by growth in commercial aerospace orders, a very positive sign for this year. In addition, we took the opportunity to pay down $30 million on our term loans during Q1 2022 by deploying some of the net proceeds from the major gain on last quarter's sale-leaseback of our Gardena, California performance center.

“As we move forward into 2022, our team has also identified additional ways to accelerate the achievement of our strategic goals and today are announcing a restructuring plan to better position the Company for stronger performance. The Company currently anticipates this initiative will result in approximately $10 million to $14 million in total pre-tax restructuring charges over the next 12 months. Of these charges, approximately $4 million are expected to be outlays for employee separation and other facility consolidation related expenses, and $6 million to $10 million to be non-cash charges for the write-down of inventory and impairment of long-lived assets. On an annualized basis, beginning in 2023, the Company anticipates these restructuring actions will result in total cost savings of approximately $3 million to $4 million. We are taking these steps with an eye on accelerating growth and shareholder value in the years ahead.

“Finally, we are thrilled with the record backlog for the Company and with the continuing recovery in commercial aerospace along with solid performance from Ducommun's defense business, we are looking forward to the rest of the year.”

First Quarter Results

Net revenue for the first quarter of 2022 was $163.5 million compared to $157.2 million for the first quarter of 2021. The year-over-year increase of 4.0% was primarily due to the following:

  • $18.7 million higher revenue in the Company’s commercial aerospace end-use markets due to higher build rates on large aircraft platforms, other commercial aerospace platforms, and regional and business aircraft platforms; partially offset by
  • $14.8 million lower revenue in the Company’s military and space end-use markets due to lower build rates on other military and space platforms, various missile platforms, and military rotary-wing aircraft platforms.

Net income for the first quarter of 2022 was $8.1 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, compared to $6.7 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2021. This reflects higher other income of $3.0 million, partially offset by higher selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses of $0.9 million.

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2022 was $32.5 million, or 19.9% of revenue, compared to gross profit of $33.1 million, or 21.1% of revenue, for the first quarter of 2021. The decrease in gross profit as a percentage of net revenue year-over-year was primarily due to unfavorable product mix, partially offset by lower compensation and benefits costs.

Operating income for the first quarter of 2022 was $9.1 million, or 5.6% of revenue, compared to $10.6 million, or 6.8% of revenue, in the comparable period last year. The year-over-year decrease of $1.5 million was primarily due to higher SG&A expenses and lower gross profit. Adjusted operating income for the first quarter of 2022 was $12.3 million, or 7.5% of revenue, compared to $12.3 million, or 7.8% of revenue, in the comparable period last year.

Interest expense for the first quarter of 2022 was $2.4 million compared to $2.8 million in the comparable period of 2021. The year-over-year decrease was due to a lower outstanding debt balance, partially offset by higher interest rates.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2022 was $20.1 million, or 12.3% of revenue, compared to $21.1 million, or 13.5% of revenue, for the comparable period in 2021.

During the first quarter of 2022, the net cash used in operations was $18.9 million compared to $23.4 million during the first quarter of 2021. The lower cash used in operations year-over-year was primarily due to higher accounts payable and higher net income, partially offset by lower accrued and other liabilities, higher investment in contract assets and inventories, and higher accounts receivable.

* The Company defines backlog as potential revenue and is based on customer placed purchase orders and long-term agreements (“LTAs”) with firm fixed price and expected delivery dates of 24 months or less. Backlog as of April 2, 2022 was $942.7 million compared to $905.2 million as of December 31, 2021. Under ASC 606, the Company defines performance obligations as customer placed purchase orders with firm fixed price and firm delivery dates. The remaining performance obligations disclosed under ASC 606 as of April 2, 2022 were $767.1 million compared to $814.1 million as of December 31, 2021.

Business Segment Information

Electronic Systems

Electronic Systems segment net revenue for the quarter ended April 2, 2022 was $97.5 million, compared to $99.1 million for the first quarter of 2021. The year-over-year decrease was primarily due to the following:

  • $9.9 million lower revenue within the Company’s military and space end-use markets due to lower build rates on other military and space platforms and various missile platforms; partially offset by
  • $5.9 million higher revenue in the Company’s commercial aerospace end-use markets due to higher build rates on other commercial aerospace platforms.

Electronic Systems segment operating income for the quarter ended April 2, 2022 was $9.4 million, or 9.7% of revenue, compared to $12.5 million, or 12.6% of revenue, for the comparable quarter in 2021. The year-over-year decrease of $3.1 million was primarily due to unfavorable manufacturing volume and unfavorable product mix.

Structural Systems

Structural Systems segment net revenue for the quarter ended April 2, 2022 was $66.0 million, compared to $58.0 million for the first quarter of 2021. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to the following:

  • $12.8 million higher revenue within the Company’s commercial aerospace end-use markets due to higher build rates on large aircraft platforms and regional and business aircraft platforms; partially offset by
  • $4.9 million lower revenue within the Company’s military and space end-use markets due to lower build rates on military rotary-wing aircraft platforms.

Structural Systems segment operating income for the quarter ended April 2, 2022 was $4.9 million, or 7.4% of revenue, compared to $5.1 million, or 8.8% of revenue, for the comparable quarter in 2021. The year-over-year decrease of $0.2 million was primarily due to unfavorable product mix, partially offset by favorable manufacturing volume and lower compensation and benefits costs.

Corporate General and Administrative (“CG&A”) Expenses

CG&A expenses for the first quarter of 2022 were $5.2 million, or 3.2% of total Company revenue, compared to $7.0 million, or 4.5% of total Company revenue, for the comparable quarter in the prior year. The decrease in CG&A expenses was primarily due to lower compensation and benefits costs of $1.8 million.

Conference Call

A teleconference hosted by Stephen G. Oswald, the Company’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Christopher D. Wampler, the Company’s vice president, chief financial officer, controller and treasurer will be held today, May 3, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) to review these financial results. To participate in the teleconference, please call 844-239-5278 (international 574-990-1017) approximately 10 minutes prior to the conference time. The participant passcode is 8291899. Mr. Oswald and Mr. Wampler will be speaking on behalf of the Company and anticipate the call (including Q&A) to last approximately 45 minutes. This call is also being webcast and can be accessed at the Ducommun website at Ducommun.com.

Additional information regarding Ducommun's results can be found in the Q1 2022 Earnings Presentation available at Ducommun.com.

About Ducommun Incorporated

Ducommun Incorporated delivers value-added innovative manufacturing solutions to customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. Founded in 1849, the Company specializes in two core areas - Electronic Systems and Structural Systems - to produce complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. For more information, visit Ducommun.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release and any attachments include “forward-looking statements,” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including, in particular, any statements about the Company’s achievement of its strategic goals or objectives, future performance, and results of its restructuring plan, including the latter's effect on the Company's growth or rate of growth, value creation and outlook. The Company generally uses the words “may,” “will,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “plan,” “intend,” “continue” and similar expressions in this press release and any attachments to identify forward-looking statements. The Company bases these forward-looking statements on its current views with respect to future events and financial performance. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, among other things: whether the anticipated pre-tax restructuring charges will be sufficient to address all anticipated restructuring costs, including related to employee separation, facilities consolidation, inventory write-down and other asset impairments; whether the expected cost savings from the restructuring will ultimately be obtained in the amount and during the period anticipated; whether the restructuring in the affected areas will be sufficient to build a more cost efficient, focused, higher margin enterprise with higher returns for the Company's shareholders; the strength of the real estate market, the duration of any lease entered into as part of any sale-leaseback transaction, the amount of commissions owed to brokers, and applicable tax rates; the impact of the Company’s debt service obligations and restrictive debt covenants; the Company’s end-use markets are cyclical; the Company depends upon a selected base of industries and customers; a significant portion of the Company’s business depends upon U.S. Government defense spending; the Company is subject to extensive regulation and audit by the Defense Contract Audit Agency; contracts with some of the Company’s customers contain provisions which give the its customers a variety of rights that are unfavorable to the Company; further consolidation in the aerospace industry could adversely affect the Company’s business and financial results; the Company’s ability to successfully make acquisitions, including its ability to successfully integrate, operate or realize the projected benefits of such businesses; the Company relies on its suppliers to meet the quality and delivery expectations of its customers; the Company uses estimates when bidding on fixed-price contracts which estimates could change and result in adverse effects on its financial results; the impact of existing and future laws and regulations; the impact of existing and future accounting standards and tax rules and regulations; environmental liabilities could adversely affect the Company’s financial results; cyber security attacks, internal system or service failures may adversely impact the Company’s business and operations; the ultimate geographic spread, duration and severity of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and the effectiveness of actions taken, or actions that may be taken, by governmental authorities to contain the outbreak or treat its impact, and other risks and uncertainties, including those detailed from time to time in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. You should understand that many important factors, including those discussed herein, could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or suggested in any forward-looking statement. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events or circumstances that occur after the date of this news release, May 3, 2022, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or otherwise. Readers are advised to review the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (which are available from the SEC’s EDGAR database at www.sec.gov).

Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information

This release contains non-GAAP financial measures, including Adjusted EBITDA (which excludes interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation expense, and Guaymas fire related expenses, insurance recoveries related to business interruption, and inventory purchase accounting adjustments), non-GAAP operating income and as a percentage of net revenues, non-GAAP earnings, and non-GAAP earnings per share. In addition, certain other prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current year’s presentation.

During the three months ended April 2, 2022, the Company changed its non-GAAP operating income and as a percentage of net revenues, non-GAAP earnings, and non-GAAP earnings per share presentation to exclude the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets as it is a non-cash item and a significant portion of the purchase price for acquisitions may be allocated to intangible assets that have estimated useful lives of up to 19 years. Exclusion of this non-cash amortization expense allows for the comparison of operating results that are consistent over time for both the newly acquired and long-held businesses and with both acquisitive and non-acquisitive peer companies. As such, the Company modified the prior year's presentation for this item to conform with the current year's presentation.

The Company believes the presentation of these non-GAAP measures provide important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. The Company’s management uses these non-GAAP financial measures along with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in evaluating the Company’s actual and forecasted operating performance, capital resources and cash flow. The non-GAAP financial information presented herein should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The Company discloses different non-GAAP financial measures in order to provide greater transparency and to help the Company’s investors to more meaningfully evaluate and compare Ducommun’s results to its previously reported results. The non-GAAP financial measures that the Company uses may not be comparable to similarly titled financial measures used by other companies. We define backlog as potential revenue and is based on customer placed purchase orders and long-term agreements (“LTAs”) with firm fixed price and expected delivery dates of 24 months or less. The majority of the LTAs do not meet the definition of a contract under ASC 606 and thus, the backlog amount disclosed herein is greater than the remaining performance obligations disclosed under ASC 606. Backlog is subject to delivery delays or program cancellations, which are beyond our control. Backlog is affected by timing differences in the placement of customer orders and tends to be concentrated in several programs to a greater extent than our net revenues. Backlog in industrial markets tends to be of a shorter duration and is generally fulfilled within a three month period. As a result of these factors, trends in our overall level of backlog may not be indicative of trends in our future net revenues.

CONTACT:

Suman Mookerji, Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations, 657.335.3665

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DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 
    April 2,
2022
  December 31,
2021
Assets        
Current Assets        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 19,260     $ 76,316  
Accounts receivable, net     82,804       72,261  
Contract assets     187,171       176,405  
Inventories     159,795       150,938  
Production cost of contracts     7,862       8,024  
Other current assets     8,783       8,625  
Total Current Assets     465,675       492,569  
Property and equipment, Net     103,900       102,419  
Operating lease right-of-use assets     38,860       33,265  
Goodwill     203,694       203,694  
Intangibles, net     138,116       141,764  
Other assets     9,086       5,024  
Total Assets   $ 959,331     $ 978,735  
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity        
Current Liabilities        
Accounts payable   $ 74,842     $ 66,059  
Contract liabilities     37,841       42,077  
Accrued and other liabilities     31,917       41,291  
Operating lease liabilities     7,028       6,133  
Current portion of long-term debt     7,000       7,000  
Total Current Liabilities     158,628       162,560  
Long-term debt, less current portion     247,729       279,384  
Non-current operating lease liabilities     32,917       28,074  
Deferred income taxes     18,820       18,727  
Other long-term liabilities     13,531       15,388  
Total Liabilities     471,625       504,133  
Commitments and contingencies        
Shareholders’ Equity        
Common stock     120       119  
Additional paid-in capital     104,244       104,253  
Retained earnings     385,362       377,263  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (2,020 )     (7,033 )
Total Shareholders’ Equity     487,706       474,602  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity   $ 959,331     $ 978,735  


DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
    Three Months Ended
    April 2,
2022
  April 3,
2021
Net Revenues   $ 163,481     $ 157,151  
Cost of Sales     131,006       124,051  
Gross Profit     32,475       33,100  
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses     23,352       22,490  
Operating Income     9,123       10,610  
Interest Expense     (2,402 )     (2,806 )
Other Income     3,000        
Income Before Taxes     9,721       7,804  
Income Tax Expense     1,622       1,109  
Net Income   $ 8,099     $ 6,695  
Earnings Per Share        
Basic earnings per share   $ 0.68     $ 0.57  
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.66     $ 0.55  
Weighted-Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding        
Basic     11,989       11,791  
Diluted     12,328       12,250  
         
Gross Profit %     19.9 %     21.1 %
SG&A %     14.3 %     14.3 %
Operating Income %     5.6 %     6.8 %
Net Income %     5.0 %     4.3 %
Effective Tax Rate     16.7 %     14.2 %


DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
BUSINESS SEGMENT PERFORMANCE
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 
    Three Months Ended
    %
Change
  April 2,
2022
  April 3,
2021
  %
of Net 
Revenues
2022
  %
of Net
Revenues
2021
Net Revenues                    
Electronic Systems   (1.7 )%   $ 97,466     $ 99,104     59.6 %   63.1 %
Structural Systems   13.7 %     66,015       58,047     40.4 %   36.9 %
         Total Net Revenues   4.0 %   $ 163,481     $ 157,151     100.0 %   100.0 %
Segment Operating Income                    
Electronic Systems       $ 9,411     $ 12,491     9.7 %   12.6 %
Structural Systems         4,887       5,128     7.4 %   8.8 %
          14,298       17,619          
Corporate General and Administrative Expenses(1)         (5,175 )     (7,009 )   (3.2 )%   (4.5 )%
         Total Operating Income       $ 9,123     $ 10,610     5.6 %   6.8 %
Adjusted EBITDA                    
Electronic Systems                    
   Operating Income       $ 9,411     $ 12,491          
   Depreciation and Amortization         3,506       3,423          
          12,917       15,914     13.3 %   16.1 %
Structural Systems                    
   Operating Income         4,887       5,128          
   Depreciation and Amortization         4,203       3,440          
   Guaymas fire related expenses         957       475          
   Inventory Purchase Accounting Adjustments         637                
          10,684       9,043     16.2 %   15.6 %
Corporate General and Administrative Expenses(1)                    
   Operating loss         (5,175 )     (7,009 )        
   Depreciation and Amortization         59       59          
   Stock-Based Compensation Expense         1,590       3,133          
          (3,526 )     (3,817 )        
       Adjusted EBITDA       $ 20,075     $ 21,140     12.3 %   13.5 %
Capital Expenditures                    
Electronic Systems       $ 1,696     $ 624          
Structural Systems         3,372       1,989          
Corporate Administration                        
         Total Capital Expenditures       $ 5,068     $ 2,613          
                             
(1)   Includes costs not allocated to either the Electronic Systems or Structural Systems operating segments.


DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
GAAP TO NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME RECONCILIATION
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 
    Three Months Ended
GAAP To Non-GAAP Operating Income   April 2, 2022   April 3, 2021   %
of Net
Revenues
2022
  %
of Net
Revenues
2021
GAAP Operating income   $ 9,123     $ 10,610          
                 
GAAP Operating income - Electronic Systems   $ 9,411     $ 12,491          
Adjustment:                
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets     373       373          
Adjusted operating income - Electronic Systems     9,784       12,864     10.0 %   13.0 %
                 
GAAP Operating income - Structural Systems     4,887       5,128          
Adjustment:                
Guaymas fire related expenses     957       475          
Inventory purchase accounting adjustments     637                
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets     1,246       833          
Adjusted operating income - Structural Systems     7,727       6,436     11.7 %   11.1 %
                 
GAAP Operating loss - Corporate     (5,175 )     (7,009 )        
Adjusted operating loss - Corporate     (5,175 )     (7,009 )        
Total adjustments     3,213       1,681          
Adjusted operating income   $ 12,336     $ 12,291     7.5 %   7.8 %


DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
GAAP TO NON-GAAP EARNINGS AND EARNINGS PER SHARE RECONCILIATION
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
    Three Months Ended
GAAP To Non-GAAP Earnings   April 2,
2022
  April 3,
2021
GAAP Net income   $ 8,099     $ 6,695
Adjustments:        
Guaymas fire related expenses (1)     766       380
Insurance recoveries related to business interruption (1)     (2,400 )    
Inventory purchase accounting adjustments (1)     510      
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (1)     1,295       965
Total adjustments     171       1,345
Adjusted net income   $ 8,270     $ 8,040


    Three Months Ended
GAAP Earnings Per Share To Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share   April 2,
2022
  April 3,
2021
GAAP Diluted earnings per share (“EPS”)   $ 0.66     $ 0.55
Adjustments:        
Guaymas fire related expenses (1)     0.06       0.03
Insurance recoveries related to business interruption (1)     (0.20 )    
Inventory purchase accounting adjustments (1)     0.04      
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (1)     0.11       0.08
Total adjustments     0.01       0.11
Adjusted diluted EPS   $ 0.67     $ 0.66
         
Shares used for adjusted diluted EPS     12,328       12,250
               
(1) Includes effective tax rate of 20.0% for both 2022 and 2021 adjustments.


DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
NON-GAAP BACKLOG* BY REPORTING SEGMENT
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 
    April 2,
2022
  December 31,
2021
Consolidated Ducommun        
Military and space   $ 509,165   $ 520,278
Commercial aerospace     376,761     333,107
Industrial     56,822     51,802
Total   $ 942,748   $ 905,187
Electronic Systems        
Military and space   $ 388,636   $ 400,002
Commercial aerospace     78,728     56,810
Industrial     56,822     51,802
Total   $ 524,186   $ 508,614
Structural Systems        
Military and space   $ 120,529   $ 120,276
Commercial aerospace     298,033     276,297
Total   $ 418,562   $ 396,573

* The Company defines backlog as potential revenue and is based on customer placed purchase orders and long-term agreements (“LTAs”) with firm fixed price and expected delivery dates of 24 months or less. Backlog as of April 2, 2022 was $942.7 million compared to $905.2 million as of December 31, 2021. Under ASC 606, the Company defines performance obligations as customer placed purchase orders with firm fixed price and firm delivery dates. The remaining performance obligations disclosed under ASC 606 as of April 2, 2022 were $767.1 million compared to $814.1 million as of December 31, 2021.


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