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Ducommun Incorporated

PRESS RELEASE: 2022-08-04

Ducommun Incorporated Reports Results for the Second Quarter Ended July 2, 2022

Record Backlog*, Strong Free Cash Flow; Completed Debt Refinancing

SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) (“Ducommun” or the “Company”) today reported results for its second quarter ended July 2, 2022.

Second Quarter 2022 Recap

  • Net revenue was $174.2 million
  • Net income of $4.1 million, or $0.34 per diluted share
  • Adjusted net income of $9.3 million, or $0.76 per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $24.1 million, or 13.8% of revenue
  • Free cash flow of $20.7 million
  • Record backlog of $976 million
  • Debt refinancing completed after quarter end

“It was another solid quarter for the Company as we move forward in 2022 with commercial aerospace demand leading the way along with another quarter of steady performance in Ducommun's defense business,” said Stephen G. Oswald, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Quarterly revenue exceeded $170 million for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 and rose to $174.2 million, up 9% over Q2 2021. We were delighted to see significant volume return led by commercial aircraft platform sales to Boeing, Airbus and Gulfstream with overall Commercial Aerospace revenue for the Company up over 50% year-over-year. Our adjusted EBITDA of $24.1 million was a strong increase sequentially as well and free cash flow of $20.7 million was also a highlight with free cash flow the strongest performance since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In addition, it was the second consecutive quarter of reaching an all-time high in our backlog, which positions Ducommun well moving into the second half of the year. Finally, as we had previously announced after our quarter end, we are very pleased to have completed our debt refinancing with favorable terms.”

Second Quarter Results

Net revenue for the second quarter of 2022 was $174.2 million compared to $160.2 million for the second quarter of 2021. The year-over-year increase of 8.7% was primarily due to the following:

  • $19.5 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
  • $6.3 million lower revenue in the Company’s military and space end-use markets due to lower build rates on military rotary-wing aircraft platforms and various missile platforms, partially offset by higher build rates on other military and space platforms.

Net income for the second quarter of 2022 was $4.1 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, compared to $8.4 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2021. This reflects lower gross profit of $2.1 million and higher restructuring charges of $3.2 million (of which $0.5 million was included in cost of sales).

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2022 was $34.6 million, or 19.9% of revenue, compared to gross profit of $36.8 million, or 23.0% of revenue, for the second 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 favorable manufacturing volume and lower compensation and benefits costs.

Operating income for the second quarter of 2022 was $7.8 million, or 4.5% of revenue, compared to $13.1 million, or 8.2% of revenue, in the comparable period last year. The year-over-year decrease of $5.3 million was primarily due to lower gross profit and higher restructuring charges. Adjusted operating income for the second quarter of 2022 was $14.2 million, or 8.2% of revenue, compared to $15.0 million, or 9.4% of revenue, in the comparable period last year.

Interest expense for the second quarter of 2022 was $2.7 million compared to $2.9 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 second quarter of 2022 was $24.1 million, or 13.8% of revenue, compared to $23.4 million, or 14.6% of revenue, for the comparable period in 2021.

During the second quarter of 2022, the net cash provided by operations was $25.0 million compared to $5.5 million during the second quarter of 2021. The higher cash provided by operations year-over-year was primarily due to higher accounts payable and lower investment in contract assets, partially offset by lower net income.

* 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 July 2, 2022 was $976.5 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 July 2, 2022 were $879.4 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 July 2, 2022 was $109.7 million, compared to $102.8 million for the second quarter of 2021. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to the following:

  • $6.7 million higher revenue in the Company’s commercial aerospace end-use markets due to higher build rates on other commercial aerospace platforms and large aircraft platforms; partially offset by
  • $0.6 million lower revenue within the Company’s military and space end-use markets due to lower build rates on military fixed-wing aircraft platforms and various missile platforms, partially offset by higher build rates on other military and space platforms.

Electronic Systems segment operating income for the quarter ended July 2, 2022 was $13.6 million, or 12.4% of revenue, compared to $14.4 million, or 14.0% of revenue, for the comparable quarter in 2021. The year-over-year decrease of $0.8 million was primarily due to unfavorable product mix, partially offset by favorable manufacturing volume.

Structural Systems

Structural Systems segment net revenue for the quarter ended July 2, 2022 was $64.5 million, compared to $57.4 million for the second 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; partially offset by
  • $5.8 million lower revenue within the Company’s military and space end-use markets due to lower build rates on military rotary-wing aircraft platforms and various missile platforms.

Structural Systems segment operating income for the quarter ended July 2, 2022 was $1.3 million, or 2.0% of revenue, compared to $5.6 million, or 9.7% of revenue, for the comparable quarter in 2021. The year-over-year decrease of $4.3 million was primarily due to unfavorable product mix.

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

CG&A expenses for the second quarter of 2022 were $7.1 million, or 4.1% of total Company revenue, compared to $6.9 million, or 4.3% of total Company revenue, for the comparable quarter in the prior year.

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, August 4, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. ET) to review these financial results. To access the conference call, please pre-register using the following registration link:

https://register.vevent.com/register/BI07b5603adbc740169f4c44eab1a31be7

Registrants will receive a confirmation with dial-in details. 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. A live webcast of the event can be accessed using the link above. A replay of the webcast will be available on the Ducommun website at Ducommun.com.

Additional information regarding Ducommun's results can be found in the Q2 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 future performance and outlook based on current backlog. 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, August 4, 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, restructuring charges, 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, non-GAAP earnings per share, and non-GAAP free cash flow. In addition, certain other prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current year’s presentation.

Beginning with the first quarter of 2022, the Company changed its GAAP to non-GAAP operating income reconciliation, GAAP to non-GAAP earnings reconciliation, and GAAP to non-GAAP earnings per share reconciliation 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)

    July 2,
2022
  December 31,
2021
Assets        
Current Assets        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 37,519   $ 76,316  
Accounts receivable, net     84,307     72,261  
Contract assets     182,544     176,405  
Inventories     164,191     150,938  
Production cost of contracts     5,963     8,024  
Other current assets     10,302     8,625  
Total Current Assets     484,826     492,569  
Property and Equipment, Net     105,360     102,419  
Operating Lease Right-of-Use Assets     38,134     33,265  
Goodwill     203,407     203,694  
Intangibles, Net     134,478     141,764  
Other Assets     12,843     5,024  
Total Assets   $ 979,048   $ 978,735  
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity        
Current Liabilities        
Accounts payable   $ 83,161   $ 66,059  
Contract liabilities     36,721     42,077  
Accrued and other liabilities     39,647     41,291  
Operating lease liabilities     7,175     6,133  
Current portion of long-term debt     7,000     7,000  
Total Current Liabilities     173,704     162,560  
Long-Term Debt, Less Current Portion     246,074     279,384  
Non-Current Operating Lease Liabilities     32,391     28,074  
Deferred Income Taxes     16,967     18,727  
Other Long-Term Liabilities     13,367     15,388  
Total Liabilities     482,503     504,133  
Commitments and Contingencies        
Shareholders’ Equity        
Common Stock     121     119  
Additional Paid-In Capital     106,301     104,253  
Retained Earnings     389,509     377,263  
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)     614     (7,033 )
Total Shareholders’ Equity     496,545     474,602  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity   $ 979,048   $ 978,735  
               

DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    July 2,
2022
  July 3,
2021
  July 2,
2022
  July 3,
2021
Net Revenues   $ 174,198     $ 160,192     $ 337,679     $ 317,343  
Cost of Sales     139,556       123,410       270,562       247,461  
Gross Profit     34,642       36,782       67,117       69,882  
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses     24,185       23,690       47,537       46,180  
Restructuring Charges     2,703             2,703        
Operating Income     7,754       13,092       16,877       23,702  
Interest Expense     (2,656 )     (2,857 )     (5,058 )     (5,663 )
Other Income                 3,000        
Income Before Taxes     5,098       10,235       14,819       18,039  
Income Tax Expense     951       1,812       2,573       2,921  
Net Income   $ 4,147     $ 8,423     $ 12,246     $ 15,118  
Earnings Per Share                
Basic earnings per share   $ 0.34     $ 0.71     $ 1.02     $ 1.28  
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.34     $ 0.69     $ 0.99     $ 1.23  
Weighted-Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding                
Basic     12,070       11,878       12,029       11,834  
Diluted     12,333       12,248       12,337       12,248  
                 
Gross Profit %     19.9 %     23.0 %     19.9 %     22.0 %
SG&A %     13.9 %     14.8 %     14.1 %     14.5 %
Operating Income %     4.5 %     8.2 %     5.0 %     7.5 %
Net Income %     2.4 %     5.3 %     3.6 %     4.8 %
Effective Tax Rate     18.7 %     17.7 %     17.4 %     16.2 %
                                 

DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
BUSINESS SEGMENT PERFORMANCE
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    %
Change
  July 2,
2022
  July 3,
2021
  %
of Net
Revenues
2022
  %
of Net
Revenues
2021
  %
Change
  July 2,
2022
  July 3,
2021
  %
of Net
Revenues
2022
  %
of Net
Revenues
2021
Net Revenues                                        
Electronic Systems   6.7 %   $ 109,732     $ 102,797     63.0 %   64.2 %   2.6 %   $ 207,198     $ 201,901     61.4 %   63.6 %
Structural Systems   12.3 %     64,466       57,395     37.0 %   35.8 %   13.0 %     130,481       115,442     38.6 %   36.4 %
Total Net Revenues   8.7 %   $ 174,198     $ 160,192     100.0 %   100.0 %   6.4 %   $ 337,679     $ 317,343     100.0 %   100.0 %
Segment Operating Income                                        
Electronic Systems       $ 13,610     $ 14,375     12.4 %   14.0 %       $ 23,021     $ 26,866     11.1 %   13.3 %
Structural Systems         1,265       5,592     2.0 %   9.7 %         6,152       10,720     4.7 %   9.3 %
          14,875       19,967                   29,173       37,586          
Corporate General and Administrative Expenses(1)         (7,121 )     (6,875 )   (4.1) %   (4.3) %         (12,296 )     (13,884 )   (3.6) %   (4.4) %
Total Operating Income       $ 7,754     $ 13,092     4.5 %   8.2 %       $ 16,877     $ 23,702     5.0 %   7.5 %
Adjusted EBITDA                                        
Electronic Systems                                        
Operating Income       $ 13,610     $ 14,375                 $ 23,021     $ 26,866          
Depreciation and Amortization         3,484       3,426                   6,990       6,849          
Restructuring Charges         1,284                         1,284                
          18,378       17,801     16.7 %   17.3 %         31,295       33,715     15.1 %   16.7 %
Structural Systems                                        
Operating Income         1,265       5,592                   6,152       10,720          
Depreciation and Amortization         4,356       3,501                   8,559       6,941          
Restructuring Charges         1,947                         1,947                
Guaymas fire related expenses         998       692                   1,955       1,167          
Inventory Purchase Accounting Adjustments         637                         1,274                
          9,203       9,785     14.3 %   17.0 %         19,887       18,828     15.2 %   16.3 %
Corporate General and Administrative Expenses(1)                                        
Operating loss         (7,121 )     (6,875 )                 (12,296 )     (13,884 )        
Depreciation and Amortization         58       59                   117       118          
Stock-Based Compensation Expense(2)         3,600       2,609                   5,190       5,742          
          (3,463 )     (4,207 )                 (6,989 )     (8,024 )        
Adjusted EBITDA       $ 24,118     $ 23,379     13.8 %   14.6 %       $ 44,193     $ 44,519     13.1 %   14.0 %
Capital Expenditures                                        
Electronic Systems       $ 2,943     $ 1,277                 $ 4,639     $ 1,901          
Structural Systems         2,486       2,567                   5,858       4,556          
Corporate Administration                                                
Total Capital Expenditures       $ 5,429     $ 3,844                 $ 10,497     $ 6,457          
                                                         

(1)   Includes costs not allocated to either the Electronic Systems or Structural Systems operating segments.

(2)   Both three and six months ended July 2, 2022 included $0.5 million of stock-based compensation expense for awards with both performance and market conditions that will be settled in cash.


DUCOMMUN INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
GAAP TO NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME RECONCILIATION
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
GAAP To Non-GAAP Operating Income   July 2, 2022   July 3, 2021   %
of Net
Revenues
2022
  %
of Net
Revenues
2021
  July 2, 2022   July 3, 2021   %
of Net
Revenues
2022
  %
of Net
Revenues
2021
GAAP Operating income   $ 7,754     $ 13,092             $ 16,877     $ 23,702          
                                 
GAAP Operating income - Electronic Systems   $ 13,610     $ 14,375             $ 23,021     $ 26,866          
Adjustment:                                
Restructuring charges