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Wednesday 05 September, 2018

Somero Enterprises

Interim Results

RNS Number : 7675Z
Somero Enterprises Inc.
05 September 2018
 

Press Announcement

For immediate release

05 September 2018

 

 

Somero® Enterprises, Inc.

("Somero" or "the Company" or "the Group")

 

Interim Results for the six months ended June 30, 2018

 

Significant momentum continues, underpinning another period of growth

 

Somero Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to report its interim results for the six months ended June 30, 2018, which are in line with management expectations.

 

Financial Highlights

 

·     Revenue growth led by robust trading in the US and Europe

·     Efficient conversion of revenue growth to profit

·     Strong operating cash flow, increased return of cash to shareholders

·     US$ 0.055 per share interim dividend declared, 100% increase compared to 2017

 

 

H1 2018

US$

H1 2017

US$

% Increase

Revenue

$ 45.0m

$ 42.4m

          6%

Adjusted EBITDA(1,2)

$ 14.5m

$ 13.2m

10%

Adjusted EBITDA margin(1,2)

32%

31%

100 bps

Profits before tax

$ 13.6m

$ 12.0m

13%

Adjusted net income(1,3)

$ 10.4m

$ 8.7m

20%

Diluted adjusted net income per share(1,3)

$ 0.18

$ 0.15

20%

Cash flow from operations

$ 12.3m

$ 9.4m

31%

Net cash position (4)

$ 20.7m

$ 18.3m

13%

Interim dividend per share

$ 0.055

$ 0.0275

100%

 

 

Business Highlights

 

·     Balanced growth across geographic footprint and product categories:

·    Four of six territories grew compared to three in H1 2017 led by strong contribution from Europe and North America, which together represent 83% of total revenues

·     Sales in Europe and North America increased 24% and 7%, respectively, vs. H1 2017

·     Ride-on screed sales grew 21% vs. H1 2017

·    Boomed screed sales grew 13% vs. H1 2017 reflecting the positive impact of the S-22EZ introduced in late 2017

 

·     Investments to support long-term growth:

·     Continued progress on developing new products targeting the structural high-rise market segment

·     Expanded long-term new product opportunity pipeline driven by focused efforts of product development team

                                           

Notes:

1.  The Company uses non-US GAAP financial measures in order to provide supplemental information regarding the Company's operating performance. See further information regarding non-GAAP measures below.

2.  Adjusted EBITDA as used herein is a calculation of the Company's net income plus tax provision, interest expense, interest income, foreign exchange gain/(loss), other expense, depreciation, amortization, and stock-based compensation.

3.  Adjusted net income as used herein is a calculation of net income plus amortization of intangibles and excluding the tax impact of stock option and restricted stock units ("RSU") settlements and other special items.

4.  Net cash is defined as cash and cash equivalents less borrowings under bank obligations.

 

Jack Cooney President and Chief Executive Officer of Somero said:

"Somero delivered a strong performance in H1 2018 with balanced growth across our geographic footprint and product categories.  Our business continues to be operationally efficient with 6% sales growth translating into double digit increases in earnings and cash flow.  Most importantly, I am pleased with the progress we are making on new product development which is expected to drive the long-term growth of the business.  Based on our H1 2018 performance, the momentum of the business carrying over into H2, and healthy market conditions across our footprint, the Board expects Somero to deliver another successful year of growth in line with current market expectations."

For further information, please contact:

 

 

Enquiries:

 

Somero Enterprises, Inc.                                                                               www.somero.com

Jack Cooney, CEO                                                                                           +1 239 210 6500

John Yuncza, CFO

Howard Hohmann, EVP Sales

 

finnCap Ltd (NOMAD and Broker)

Matt Goode (Corporate Finance)                                                                     +44 (0)20 7220 0500

Carl Holmes (Corporate Finance)

Kate Bannatyne (Corporate Finance)

Tim Redfern / Richard Chambers (ECM)

 

Alma PR (Financial PR Advisor)                                                                [email protected]

Rebecca Sanders-Hewett                                                                                 +44 (0) 2038 659 667

Susie Hudson

Sam Modlin

 

 

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 ("MAR").

 

Notes to Editors:

Somero Enterprises provides industry-leading concrete-levelling equipment, training, education and support to customers in over 90 countries. The Company's cutting-edge technology allows its customers to install high-quality horizontal concrete floors faster, flatter and with fewer people. Somero equipment that incorporates laser-technology and wide-placement methods is used to place and screed the concrete slab in all building types and has been specified for use in a wide range of commercial construction projects for numerous global blue-chip companies.

 

Somero pioneered the Laser Screed market in 1986 and has maintained its market-leading position by continuing to focus on bringing new products to market and developing patent-protected proprietary designs. In addition to its products, Somero offers customers unparalleled global service, technical support, training and education, reflecting the Company's emphasis on helping its customers achieve their business and profitability goals, a key differentiator to its peers.

 

For more information, visit www.somero.com

 

 

 

 

Chairman's and Chief Executive Officer's Statement

 

Overview

 

Somero has delivered another strong set of results in the first half of 2018.  Total revenues grew 6% over H1 2017 with four of the Company's six markets reporting increased sales compared to H1 2017.  Europe and North America, the Company's two largest markets, led the way with strong sales growth of 24% and 7%, respectively, while the Middle East and our Rest of World territories also provided meaningful contributions to growth in the period.  In China, while H1 2018 trading ended slightly down from H1 2017, Somero remains encouraged by the activity level in the market and is pleased to report that the Company has filled its China National Sales Director role, a key addition to the team which should help drive revenue in the region. In addition, as described in the trading update (announced on July 17, 2018), sales were down in H1 2018 in Latin America, compared to H1 2017, due in part to the timing of certain customer projects. The Company expects improvement in H2, as future activity levels are anticipated to be healthy in this territory. 

 

On a product basis, sales in three of the five product categories increased compared to H1 2017 with sales of Boomed screeds, Ride-on screeds and Other revenues increasing 13%, 21% and 4%, respectively.  The top line growth converted efficiently to increased profit through effective cost management and gross margin improvement.  Gross margins increased to 57.5% in H1 2018 from 56.8% in H1 2017 while operating expenses decreased by US$ 0.1m due to decreased amortization costs of US$ 0.8m offset by increases in selling, marketing, customer support, engineering and product development costs. Adjusted EBITDA grew to US$ 14.5m, representing a 32% margin, compared to US$ 13.2m in H1 2017, or a 31% margin.  The Company's financial position remains very strong, supported by cash flows from operations that increased to US$ 12.3m, 31% growth compared to H1 2017.  Net cash increased to US$ 20.7m at June 30, 2018 from US$ 19.0m at December 31, 2017 despite returning US$ 9.2m in cash to shareholders with the dividend paid in April 2018.  On top of the strong H1 2018 financial performance, Somero also continued to make good progress with the new product development that is key to driving the long-term growth and value of the business.

 

Based on the strong performance in H1 2018 and the Board's confidence in the outlook for the business, we are pleased to report that the Board has approved an interim dividend for the six months ended June 30, 2018 of 5.50 US cents per share representing a 100% increase from the H1 2017 interim dividend.  The interim dividend will be payable on October 17, 2018 to shareholders on the register at September 28, 2018.  Following an internal review, the Board has decided to rebalance its dividend in order that a greater portion of the full year dividend shall be paid as an interim dividend meaning a one-off rebasing of the interim dividend this year. 

 

Market Review

 

In North America during the first half of 2018, non-residential construction activity remained strong and our customers reported project backlogs that extend well into 2019, underpinning our growth prospects.  In H1 2018, the North American market reported sales of US$ 30.5m, a 7% increase over H1 2017 as sales of Boomed screeds, Ride-on screeds and Other revenues all increased compared to the prior year.  With robust market conditions and customer confidence in the outlook for non-residential construction in the US, we expect solid H2 2018 trading in this key territory. 

 

Our European market continues to perform well with sales increasing to US$ 6.7m, up 24% from H1 2017.  Broadly across the European continent non-residential construction market conditions remained healthy and activity levels high, highlighted by the sale of equipment in fourteen countries across Europe in the half. The United Kingdom, Germany, and France were the most significant contributors to growth in H1 2018. 

 

In China, H1 2018 sales were US$ 2.5m, down from US$ 2.7m in H1 2017.  Despite the flat performance, we are encouraged by the positive impact of marketing and demand generation activities we initiated to begin the year. In addition, during the period the Company hired a China National Sales Director based in Shanghai. 

 

The Middle East also contributed to growth in H1 2018 with sales increasing to US$ 1.2m, up from US$ 0.8m in H1 2017, while our Rest of World territories reported sales of US$ 3.6m, an increase from US$ 3.4m in H1 2017.  On a country basis, the Middle East reported sales in three countries, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Turkey while in the Rest of World territories performance was led by meaningful contributions from Australia and India.  In Latin America, while sales decreased to US$ 0.5m from US$ 1.7m in H1 2017, we look for meaningful improvement in this territory as we have a solid pipeline of opportunities arising from anticipated H2 2018 customer projects and as overall activity in the territory remains healthy. 

 

New Product Development

 

In H1 2018, Somero's revenue growth was in part driven by the launch of the S-22EZ, introduced in late 2017, that positively impacted our Boomed screed sales which grew by 13%.  In addition, sales of the SP-16 Concrete Line Pulling and Placing System, a new product launched in early 2017, continued to grow reaching US$ 0.7m in sales during the first half of the year.  We are pleased with the traction from these new products.  We are also pleased with the progress that we have made on developing new products including the testing of prototype machines that target the high-rise structural market segment as well as in identifying new product ideas to add to our long-term pipeline.  Through our development and prototype testing processes we have deepened our understanding of the high-rise structural market and view this development effort as a key element to support the Company's growth in the coming years.

 

Expansion Update

 

We are continuing to evaluate plans for expanding our Fort Myers and Houghton facilities to accommodate future growth.  Previously we reported that we expected the project cost associated with expanding our Fort Myers headquarters would amount to US$ 1.3m and this continues to be our expectation for the Fort Myers project which has yet to commence.  In addition, with our core business growth and the introduction of new products in the coming years, we anticipate the need to expand our Houghton facility.  However, before committing capital expenditures to expand either our Fort Myers or Houghton facilities, we will complete a full assessment of the impact of planned growth from our core business and new products for 2019 and beyond.  We expect to complete this assessment by the end of H1 2019 and will update shareholders further thereafter.

 

People

 

On behalf of the Board, we would like to thank all our global employees for their continued dedication and passion for our customers' success.  Our employees have risen to meet all the challenges associated with a growing business and have once again delivered strong results and returns for our shareholders.  The Board and management team remain focused on providing our employees opportunities to grow with the Company by maintaining a rewarding and challenging working environment that is full of opportunity. 

 

Current Trading and Outlook

 

The positive trading momentum experienced in North America has carried over into H2 2018 reflecting robust non-residential construction markets and a high-level of confidence by our customer base.  We are pleased with these strong market conditions as well as in the broad customer interest across our product lines highlighting a wide-range of project activity in the market. Positive market conditions and healthy customer project backlogs give us confidence in delivering a solid performance in North America for the remainder of 2018. 

The momentum of trading activity in Europe is expected to carry over in H2 2018 and we expect sales in the territory will be broad-based, with a variety of countries contributing meaningfully to sales.  We expect the market will continue to be driven by demand for replacement equipment and technology upgrades, as well as interest in new products.

In China, we are aiming to gain increased traction in H2 2018 with the sales and marketing initiatives launched at the beginning of the year starting to deliver returns, in addition to positive contributions to market performance over the medium-term from the recently added local leadership. We continue to view China as a significant long-term opportunity for the business and one which we are committed to pursuing.

In the Middle East, we expect to see a continuation of the H1 2018 performance for the rest of the year while in Latin America, we anticipate H2 2018 will improve due to the meaningful opportunities and solid level of activity across a variety of countries in this territory.  In our Rest of World territories, we also anticipate that the solid H1 2018 performance will continue through the remainder of the year and are particularly pleased with the traction we are gaining in the India market. 

Overall, we see strong activity across our entire geographic footprint and strong interest across our product categories in H2 2018.  With the broad-based opportunity for growth and the performance of the Company in the first half of 2018, the Board remains confident in delivering another year of profitable growth for our shareholders in line with current market expectations.

 

Larry Horsch

Non-Executive Chairman

 

Jack Cooney

President and Chief Executive Officer

September 5, 2018

 

 

 

 

Somero Enterprises Inc.

Business and Financial Review

 

 

Summary of financial results

For the six months ended June 30

*  unaudited

 

2018

2017

 

 

US$ 000's

US$ 000's

 

 

Except per share data

Except per share data

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

44,974

42,436

Cost of sales

19,114

18,323

Gross profit

 

25,860

24,113

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

 

Selling, marketing and customer support

5,770

5,354

Engineering and product development

928

749

General and administrative

5,714

6,400

Total operating expenses

12,412

12,503

 

 

 

Operating income

13,448

11,610

Other income (expense)

 

 

Interest expense

(18)

(55)

Interest income

76

128

Foreign exchange gain (loss)

(7)

295

Other

127

26

Income before income taxes

13,626

12,004

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes

3,048

2,426

Net income

 

10,578

9,578

 

 

Per Share

Per Share

 

 

US$

US$

Basic earnings per share

0.19

0.17

Diluted earnings per share

0.19

0.17

Basic adjusted net income per share (1,3,4)

0.19

0.16

Diluted adjusted net income per share (1,3,4)

0.18

0.15

Other data

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA (1,2,4)

14,512

13,212

Adjusted net income (1,3,4)

10,447

8,745

Depreciation expense

566

579

Amortization of intangibles

-

772

Capital expenditures

568

1,721

         

 

Notes:

1. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income are not measurements of the Company's financial performance under US GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with US GAAP or as an alternative to US GAAP cash flow from operating activities as a measure of profitability or liquidity. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income are presented herein because management believes they are useful analytical tools for measuring the profitability and cash generation of the business. Adjusted EBITDA is also used to determine pricing and covenant compliance under the Company's credit facility and as a measurement for calculation of management incentive compensation. The Company understands that although Adjusted EBITDA is frequently used by securities analysts, lenders, and others in their evaluation of companies, its calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

2. Adjusted EBITDA as used herein is a calculation of its net income excluding tax provision, interest expense, interest income, foreign exchange gain (loss), other expense, depreciation, amortization, and stock-based compensation.

3. Adjusted net income as used herein is a calculation of net income plus amortization of intangibles and excluding the tax impact of stock option and RSU settlements and other special items.

4. The Company uses non-US GAAP financial measures in order to provide supplemental information regarding the Company's operating performance. The non-US GAAP financial measures presented herein should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute to, financial measures calculated in accordance with US GAAP. Investors are cautioned that there are inherent limitations associated with the use of each non-US GAAP financial measure. In particular, non-US GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles, and many of the adjustments to the US GAAP financial measures reflect the exclusion of items that may have a material effect on the Company's financial results calculated in accordance with US GAAP.

 

 

Somero Enterprises, Inc.

Net income to adjusted EBITDA reconciliation and Adjusted net income reconciliation

*  unaudited

Six months ended June 30

 

2018

US$ 000's

2017

US$ 000's

 

Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation

 

 

Net income

10,578

9,578

Tax provision

3,048

2,426

Interest expense

18

55

Interest income

(76)

(128)

Foreign exchange (gain) loss

7

(295)

Other Expense

(127)

(26)

Depreciation

566

579

Amortization

-

772

Stock based compensation

498

251

Adjusted EBITDA(1,2,4)

14,512

13,212

 

 

 

Adjusted net income reconciliation

 

 

Net income

10,578

9,578

Amortization

-

772

Tax impact of stock option & RSU settlements

(131)

(1,605)

Adjusted net income reconciliation (1,3,4)

10,447

8,745

 

Notes:

1. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income are not measurements of the Company's financial performance under US GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with US GAAP or as an alternative to US GAAP cash flow from operating activities as a measure of profitability or liquidity. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income are presented herein because management believes they are useful analytical tools for measuring the profitability and cash generation of the business. Adjusted EBITDA is also used to determine pricing and covenant compliance under the Company's credit facility and as a measurement for calculation of management incentive compensation. The Company understands that although Adjusted EBITDA is frequently used by securities analysts, lenders, and others in their evaluation of companies, its calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

2. Adjusted EBITDA as used herein is a calculation of its net income plus tax provision, interest expense, interest income, foreign exchange gain (loss), other expense, depreciation, amortization, and stock-based compensation.

3. Adjusted net income as used herein is a calculation of net income plus amortization of intangibles and excluding the tax impact of stock option and RSU settlements and other special items.

4. The Company uses non-US GAAP financial measures in order to provide supplemental information regarding the Company's operating performance. The non-US GAAP financial measures presented herein should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute to, financial measures calculated in accordance with US GAAP. Investors are cautioned that there are inherent limitations associated with the use of each non-US GAAP financial measure. In particular, non-US GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles, and many of the adjustments to the US GAAP financial measures reflect the exclusion of items that may have a material effect on the Company's financial results calculated in accordance with US GAAP.

 

Revenues

The Company's consolidated revenues increased by 6% to US$ 45.0--m (H1 2017: US$ 42.4m). The Company's revenues consist primarily of sales from Boomed Screed products, which include the S22-EZ, S-15R and S-10A Laser Screed machines, sales from Ride-on Screed products, which are drive through the concrete machines that include the S-840, S-485, S-940 and S-158C Laser Screed machines, remanufactured machines sales, 3-D Profiler Systems, and Other revenues which consist of revenue from sales of parts and accessories, sales of other equipment, service, training and shipping charges. The overall increase for the period was driven by sales of Boomed screeds, Ride-on screeds and Other revenues.

 

Boomed Screed sales increased to US$ 18.5--m (H1 2017: US$ 16.4m) as unit volume increased to 60 units (H1 2017:  55 units),  Ride-on screed sales increased to US$ 11.4m (H1 2017:  US$ 9.4m) primarily due to an increase in volume to 118 units (H1 2017: 97), remanufactured machine sales decreased to US$ 2.1m (H1 2017:  US$ 3.0m) as unit volume decreased to 13 units (H1 2017: 21), 3-D Profiler System sales decreased to US$ 2.9m (H1 2017:  US$ 3.9m) as unit volume decreased to 29 units (H1 2017: 38), and Other revenues increased to US$ 10.1m (H1 2017: US$ 9.7m) primarily due to increased sales of parts and accessories as well as to increased sales of other equipment including the SP-16 Concrete Line Pulling and Placing System. The following table shows the breakdown during the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017:

 

 

 

 

North America US$

EMEA¹ US$

ROW ² US$

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue breakdown by geography

in millions

in millions

in millions

 

Total US$ in millions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

 

 

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

 

Net sales

% of Net sales

Net sales

% of Net sales

Boomed Screeds ³

 

12.2

10.9

4.9

4.0

1.4

1.5

 

18.5

41.1%

16.4

38.7%

Ride-on Screeds ⁽⁴⁾

 

8.0

5.9

2.7

2.1

0.7

1.4

 

11.4

25.3%

9.4

22.2%

Remanufactured machines

1.1

1.8

-

-

1.0

1.2

 

2.1

4.7%

3.0

7.0%

3-D Profiler Systems

 

2.6

3.7

-

-

0.3

0.2

 

2.9

6.4%

3.9

9.2%

Other⁽⁵⁾

 

 

6.6

6.1

1.6

1.2

1.9

2.4

 

10.1

22.5%

9.7

22.9%

Total

 

 

30.5

28.4

9.2

7.3

5.3

6.7

 

45.0

100.0%

42.4

100.0%

 

Notes:

1. EMEA includes the Europe, India, Middle East, Scandinavia and Russia markets.

2. ROW includes the China, Australia, Latin America, Korea, and Southeast Asia markets.
3. Boomed Screeds include the S-22EZ, S-15R, and S-10A.

4. Ride-On Screeds include the S-840, S-940, S-485, and S-158C.

5. Other includes parts, accessories, services and freight, as well as other equipment such as the STS-11M Topping Spreader, Copperhead, Mini Screed C and SP-16 Concrete Line Pulling and Placing System.

 

Units by product line

 

 

 

 

 

H1 2018

H1 2017

Boomed Screeds

 

 

 

 

 

60

55

Ride-on Screeds

 

 

 

 

 

118

97

Remanufactured machines

 

 

 

 

13

21

3-D Profiler Systems

 

 

 

 

 

29

38

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

220

211

                 

 

 

Sales to customers located in North America contributed 68% of total revenue (H1 2017: 67%), sales to customers in EMEA (Europe, India, Middle East, Scandinavia, and Russia) contributed 20% (H1 2017: 17%) and sales to customers in ROW (China, Southeast Asia, Australia, Korea and Latin America) contributed 12% (H1 2017: 16%).

           

Sales in North America totaled US$ 30.5m (H1 2017: US$ 28.4m) up 7%, driven by increased sales of Boomed screeds, Ride-on screeds and Other revenues. Sales to customers in EMEA (Europe, India, Middle East, Scandinavia, and Russia) contributed US$ 9.2m (H1 2017: US$ 7.3m) which grew 26% driven by growth in sales of Boomed screeds, Ride-on screeds and Other revenues. Sales to customers in ROW (China, Southeast Asia, Australia, Korea and Latin America) contributed US$ 5.3m (H1 2017: US$ 6.7m) decreasing by 21% primarily due to decreases across the range of product categories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US$ in millions

Regional sales

 

 

 

 

 

H1 2018

H1 2017

North America

 

 

 

 

 

30.5

28.4

Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.7

5.4

China

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5

2.7

Middle East

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

0.8

Latin America

 

 

 

 

 

0.5

1.7

Rest of World

 

 

 

 

 

3.6

3.4

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

45.0

42.4

 

Gross profit

 

Gross profit percentage improved to 57.5% compared to 56.8% in H1 2017 due to the positive impacts of price increases and productivity gains.

 

Operating expenses

 

Operating expenses excluding depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation for H1 2018 were US$ 11.7m (H1 2017: US$ 11.3m). The increase is primarily due to increased personnel costs, sales commissions, marketing costs, and professional fees.  Total employment increased to 182 as compared to 177 at the end of 2017.

 

Debt

 

On January 31, 2017, the Company paid off the remaining outstanding principal totaling US$ 1.0m on its commercial real estate mortgage along with accrued interest using cash on hand.  There was no prepayment penalty.  There were also no changes to the Company's US$ 10.0m secured revolving line of credit which will mature in February 2021. 

 

Provision for income taxes

 

The provision for income taxes increased to US$ 3.0m, at an effective tax rate of 22%, compared to a provision of US$ 2.4m in H1 2017, at an effective tax rate of 20%. The increase in the effective tax rate is due primarily to the favorable tax impact of RSU and stock option settlements in H1 2017 offset partly by the lower US statutory tax rate in effect for 2018.

 

Earnings per share

 

Basic earnings per share represents income available to common stockholders divided by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period.  Diluted earnings per share reflect additional common shares that would have been outstanding if dilutive potential common shares had been issued, as well as any adjustments to income that would result from the assumed issuance. 

Potential common shares that may be issued by the Company relate to outstanding stock options and restricted stock units.  Earnings per common share has been computed based on the following:

 

Six months ended June 30

 

Income available to stockholders

10,578

9,578

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted shares outstanding

56,263,757

56,225,522

 

Net dilutive effect of stock options and restricted stock units

448,690

551,002

 

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

56,712,447

56,776,524

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per Share

Per Share

 

 

US$

US$

 

Basic earnings per share

0.19

0.17

 

Diluted earnings per share

0.19

0.17

 

Basic adjusted net income per share

0.19

0.16

 

Diluted adjusted net income per share

0.18

0.15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Somero Enterprises, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

As of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017

 

*  unaudited

As of

June 30,

2018

US$ 000's

As of

December 31,

2017

US$ 000's

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

20,650

19,038

 

Accounts receivable - net

8,718

11,026

 

Inventories

10,288

8,697

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

1,356

1,780

 

Total current assets

41,012

40,541

 

Accounts receivable, non-current - net

193

54

 

Property, plant, and equipment - net

12,292

12,306

 

Goodwill

2,878

2,878

 

Deferred tax asset

1,455

1,596

 

Other assets

253

268

 

Total assets

58,083

57,643

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

2,229

3,181

 

Accrued expenses

5,571

5,343

 

Income tax payable

996

713

 

Total current liabilities

8,796

9,237

 

Other liabilities

467

513

 

Total liabilities

9,263

9,750

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity

 

 

 

Preferred stock, US$.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding

-

-

 

Common stock, US$.001 par value, 80,000,000 shares authorized, 56,425,598 and 56,425,598 shares issued at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 and 56,288,329 and 56,242,121 outstanding at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017

26

26

 

Less: treasury stock, 137,269 shares as of June 30, 2018 and 183,477 shares as of December 31, 2017 at cost

(325)

(407)

 

Additional paid in capital

16,939

17,169

 

Retained earnings

34,412

33,034

 

Other comprehensive loss

(2,232)

(1,929)

 

 Total stockholders' equity

48,820

47,893

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

58,083

57,643

 

See notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Somero Enterprises, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

For the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017

 

*  unaudited

Six months ended June 30

 

2018

US$ 000's

Except per share data

2017

US$ 000's

Except per share data

 

Revenue

44,974

42,436

 

Cost of sales

19,114

18,323

 

Gross profit

25,860

24,113

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

Selling, marketing and customer support

5,770

5,354

 

Engineering and product development

928

749

 

General and administrative

5,714

6,400

 

Total operating expenses

12,412

12,503

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

13,448

11,610

 

Other income (expense)

 

 

 

Interest expense

(18)

(55)

 

Interest income

76

128

 

Foreign exchange gain (loss)

(7)

295

 

Other

127

26

 

Income before income taxes

13,626

12,004

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes

3,048

2,426

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

10,578

9,578

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

Cumulative translation adjustment

(303)

(70)

 

Change in fair value of derivative instruments - net of income taxes

1

-

 

Comprehensive income

10,276

9,508

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share

 

 

 

Earnings per share - basic

0.19

0.17

 

Earnings per share - diluted

0.19

0.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding                           

 

 

Basic

56,263,757

56,225,522

 

Diluted

56,712,447

56,776,524

 

See notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

Somero Enterprises, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders' Equity

For the six months ended June 30, 2018

 

* unaudited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock

 

 

 

 

Treasury stock

 

 

 

 

Retained earnings/

US$ 000's

Other

Comprehensive

income (loss)

US$ 000's

 

 

 

Additional

paid-in

capital

US$ 000's

Total

Stockholders'

equity

US$ 000's

 

 

 

 

Shares

Amount

US$ 000's

 

Shares

Amount

US$ 000's

 

 

 

Balance - December 31, 2017

56,425,598

26

17,169

183,477

(407)

33,034

(1,929)

47,893

 

Cumulative translation adjustment

-

-

-

-

-

-

(303)

(303)

 

Net income

-

-

-

-

-

10,578

-

10,578

 

Stock based compensation

-

-

498

-

-

-

-

498

 

Dividend

-

-

-

-

-

(9,200)

-

(9,200)

 

Treasury stock

-

-

(104)

(46,208)

82

-

-

(22)

 

RSUs settled for cash

-

-

(541)

-

-

-

-

(541)

 

Stock options settled for cash

-

-

(83)

-

-

-

-

(83)

 

Balance - June 30, 2018

56,425,598

26

16,939

137,269

(325)

34,412

(2,232)

48,820

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

 

 

Somero Enterprises, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017

*unaudited

Six months ended June 30

 

2018

US$ 000's

2017

US$ 000's

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

Net income

10,578

9,578

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

    Deferred taxes

141

186

    Depreciation and amortization

566

1,351

    Bad debt

88

125

    Amortization of deferred financing costs

-

38

    Stock based compensation

498

251

Working capital changes:

 

 

    Accounts receivable

2,082

(3,025)

    Inventories

(1,591)

(270)

    Prepaid expenses and other assets

424

432

    Other assets

2

1

    Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

(757)

1,585

    Income taxes payable (receivable)

283

(855)

Net cash provided by operating activities

12,314

9,397

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

15

16

Property and equipment purchases

(568)

(1,721)

Net cash used in investing activities

(553)

(1,705)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

Payment of dividend

(9,200)

(4,836)

Payment of RSUs

(541)

(432)

Purchase of treasury stock

(22)

-

Stock options settled for cash

(83)

(4,288)

Repayment of notes payable

-

(1,024)

Net cash used in financing activities

(9,846)

(10,580)

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

(303)

(70)

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

1,612

(2,958)

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents:

 

 

Beginning of period

19,038

21,216

End of period

20,650

18,258

 

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

 

1.   Organization and description of business

Nature of business

Somero Enterprises, Inc. (the "Company" or "Somero") designs, assembles, remanufactures, sells and distributes concrete levelling, contouring and placing equipment, related parts and accessories, and training services worldwide. Somero's Operations and Support Offices are located in Michigan, USA with Global Headquarters and Training Facilities in Florida, USA. Sales and service offices are located in Chesterfield, England; Shanghai, China; and New Delhi, India.

 

2.   Summary of significant accounting policies

Basis of presentation

The consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  We have reclassified certain prior year amounts to conform to the current year presentation.

 

Principles of consolidation

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Somero Enterprises, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All significant intercompany transactions and accounts have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Cash and cash equivalents 

Cash includes cash on hand, cash in banks, and temporary investments with a maturity of three months or less when purchased.  The Company maintains deposits primarily in one financial institution, which may at times exceed amounts covered by insurance provided by the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC").  The Company has not experienced any losses related to amounts in excess of FDIC limits.

 

Accounts receivable and allowances for doubtful accounts 

Financial instruments which potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist primarily of accounts receivable. The Company's accounts receivable are derived from revenue earned from a diverse group of customers. The Company performs credit evaluations of its commercial customers and maintains an allowance for doubtful accounts receivable based upon the expected ability to collect accounts receivable.  Allowances, if necessary, are established for amounts determined to be uncollectible based on specific identification and historical experience.  As of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the allowance for doubtful accounts was approximately US$ 860,000 and US$ 859,000, respectively.

 

Inventories 

Inventories are stated at the lower of cost, using the first in, first out ("FIFO") method, or Net Realizable Value ("NRV"). Provision for potentially obsolete or slow-moving inventory is made based on management's analysis of inventory levels and future sales forecasts.  As of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the provision for obsolete and slow moving inventory was US$ 134,000 and US$ 110,000, respectively.

 

Deferred financing costs

Deferred financing costs incurred in relation to long-term debt are reflected net of accumulated amortization and are amortized over the expected remaining term of the debt instrument.  These financing costs are being amortized using the effective interest method.

 

Intangible assets and goodwill

Intangible assets consist primarily of customer relationships and patents, and are carried at their fair value when acquired, less accumulated amortization. Intangible assets are amortized using the straight-line method over a period of three to twelve years, which is their estimated period of economic benefit. Intangible assets were fully amortized during the six months ended June 30, 2017. 

 

Goodwill is not amortized but is subject to impairment tests on an annual basis, and the Company has chosen December 31 as its periodic assessment date.  Goodwill represents the excess cost of the business combination over the Group's interest in the fair value of the identifiable assets and liabilities. Goodwill arose from the Company's prior sale from Dover Corporation to The Gores Group in 2005.  The Company did not incur a goodwill impairment loss for the periods ended June 30, 2018 nor December 31, 2017.

 

Revenue recognition 

The Company adopted ASC 606 "Revenue from contracts with customers" on January 1, 2018. The Company generates revenue by selling equipment, parts, accessories, service agreements and training. The Company recognizes revenue for equipment, parts and accessories when it satisfies the performance obligation of transferring the control to the customer. For product sales where shipping terms are FOB shipping point, revenue is recognized upon shipment.  For arrangements which include FOB destination shipping terms, revenue is recognized upon delivery to the customer. The Company recognizes the revenue for service agreements and training once the service or training has occurred.

 

Prior to the adoption of this standard the Company recognized revenue in accordance with ASC 605-10, "Revenue Recognition in Financial Statements".   Revenue was recognized when persuasive evidence of an arrangement existed, delivery or service had occurred, the sale price was fixed or determinable and receipt of payment was probable.

 

The change in accounting principle from ASC 605 to ASC 606 did not materially impact the amount of revenue recognized in the Company's financial statements.

 

Warranty liability 

The Company provides warranties on all equipment sales ranging from 60 days to three years, depending on the product.  Warranty liabilities are estimated net of the warranty passed through to the Company from vendors, based on specific identification of issues and historical experience.

           

Property, plant, and equipment

Property, plant and equipment is stated at estimated market value based on an independent appraisal at the acquisition date or at cost for subsequent acquisitions, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization. Land is not depreciated.  Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets, which is 31.5 to 40 years for buildings (depending on the nature of the building), 15 years for improvements, and 3 to 10 years for machinery and equipment.

 

Income taxes

The Company determines income taxes using the asset and liability approach. Tax laws require items to be included in tax filings at different times than the items reflected in the financial statements. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to temporary differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax basis and operating loss and tax credit carry forwards. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance, if necessary, to the extent that it appears more likely than not, that such assets will be unrecoverable.

 

The Company evaluates tax positions that have been taken or are expected to be taken in its tax returns and records a liability for uncertain tax positions.  This involves a two-step approach to recognizing and measuring uncertain tax positions.  First, tax positions are recognized if the weight of available evidence indicates that it is more likely than not that the position will be sustained upon examination, including resolution of related appeals or litigation processes, if any. Second, the tax position is measured as the largest amount of tax benefit that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon settlement. The Company recognizes interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits in the provision/(benefit) for income taxes in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated financial statements. 

 

The Company recognizes interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits in the provision for income taxes in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated financial statements, which there were none in 2018 and 2017. The Company is subject to a three-year statute of limitations by major tax jurisdictions, and currently 2014 through 2016 remain open to investigation.

Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Stock based compensation

The Company recognizes the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments in the financial statements over the period the employee is required to perform the services in exchange for the award (presumptively the vesting period).  The Company measures the cost of employee services in exchange for an award based on the grant-date fair value of the award.  Compensation expense related to stock-based payments was US$ 498,000 and US$ 251,000 for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.  The Company settled US$ 83,000 and US$ 4,287,000 in stock options for cash during the six-month periods ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. In addition, the Company settled US$ 541,000 and US$ 432,000 in restricted stock units for cash and conversion to common shares during the six-month periods ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

 

Transactions in and translation of foreign currency

The functional currency for the Company's subsidiaries outside the United States is the applicable local currency.  The preparation of the consolidated financial statements requires the translation of these financial statements to USD.  Balance sheet amounts are translated at period-end exchange rates and the statement of comprehensive income accounts are translated at average rates.  The resulting gains or losses are charged directly to accumulated other comprehensive income.  The Company is also exposed to market risks related to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates because some sales transactions, and some assets and liabilities of its foreign subsidiaries, are denominated in foreign currencies other than the designated functional currency.  Gains and losses from transactions are included as foreign exchange gain (loss) in the accompanying consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

 

Comprehensive income

Comprehensive income is the combination of reported net income and other comprehensive income (OCI). OCI is changes in equity of a business enterprise during a period from transactions and other events and circumstances from non-owner sources not included in net income. 

 

Earnings per share

Basic earnings per share represents income available to common stockholders divided by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the year.  Diluted earnings per share reflect additional common shares that would have been outstanding if dilutive potential common shares had been issued using the treasury stock method.  Potential common shares that may be issued by the Company relate to outstanding stock options and restricted stock units. Earnings per common share have been computed based on the following:  

 

 

Six months ended June 30

 

2018

US$ 000's

2017

US$ 000's

 

Net income

10,578

9,578

 

 

 

Basic weighted shares outstanding

56,263,757

56,225,522

Net dilutive effect of stock options and restricted stock units

448,690

551,002

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

56,712,447

56,776,524

 

Fair value measurement

The carrying values of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and other current assets and liabilities approximate fair value because of the short-term nature of these instruments. The carrying value of our long-term debt approximates fair value due to the variable nature of the interest rates under our Credit Facility.

 

The FASB has issued accounting guidance on fair value measurements. This guidance provides a common definition of fair value and a framework for measuring assets and liabilities at fair values when a particular standard prescribes it. 

 

This guidance also specifies a fair value hierarchy based upon the observability of inputs used in valuation techniques. These valuation techniques may be based upon observable and unobservable inputs.  Observable inputs reflect market data obtained from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect the Company's market assumptions.  These two types of inputs create the following fair value hierarchy.

 

·     Level 1 - Quoted prices for identical instruments in active markets.

·    Level 2 - Quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active; and model-derived other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets and liabilities.

·     Level 3 - Unobservable inputs for the asset or liability which are supported by little or no market activity and reflect the Company's assumptions that a market participant would use in pricing the asset or liability.

 

New accounting pronouncements

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers ("ASU 2014-09"), which supersedes nearly all existing revenue recognition guidance under US GAAP. The core principle of ASU 2014-09 is to recognize revenues when promised goods or services are transferred to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which an entity expects to be entitled for those goods or services. ASU 2014-09 defines a five-step process to achieve this core principle and, in doing so, more judgment and estimates may be required within the revenue recognition process than are required under existing US GAAP.  The standard is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods therein, using either of the following transition methods: (i) a full retrospective approach reflecting the application of the standard in each prior reporting period with the option to elect certain practical expedients, or (ii) a retrospective approach with the cumulative effect of initially adopting ASU 2014-09 recognized at the date of adoption (which includes additional footnote disclosures). The company adopted the new standard using the full retrospective approach.

 

In February 2016, the FASB released Accounting Standard Update 2016-02, Leases.  The new guidance requires lessees to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet for those leases classified as operating leases under previous GAAP.  Lessees are required to recognize a single lease cost, amortized on a straight-line basis over the lease term for operating leases.  All cash payments are to be classified as operating activities on the cash flow statement.  The update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019.  Lessees are required to measure leases under the new guidance at the beginning of the earliest period presented using a modified retrospective approach.  We are currently evaluating adoption of the guidance.

 

3.  Inventories

Inventories consisted of the following:

 

June 30,

2018

US$ 000's

December 31,

2017

US$ 000's

 

 

Raw material

1,970

3,159

Finished goods and work in process

5,917

4,007

Remanufactured

2,401

1,531

Total

10,288

8,697

 

4.  Property, plant, and equipment

Property, plant, and equipment consisted of the following:

 

June 30,

2018

US$ 000's

December 31,

2017

US$ 000's

 

 

Land

864

864

Building and improvements

10,596

10,545

Machinery and equipment

5,527

5,098

Sub-total

16,987

16,507

 

 

 

Less:  accumulated depreciation and amortization

(4,695)

(4,201)

 

 

 

 Total

12,292

12,306

 

5.  Line of credit and note payable

In February 2016, the Company entered into an amended credit facility which consists of a US$ 10.0m secured revolving line of credit that will mature in February 2021.  The interest rate on the revolving credit line is based on the one-month LIBOR rate plus 1.25%.  No amounts were drawn under the secured revolving credit line in the six months ended June 30, 2018 or in 2017.  The Company's credit facility is secured by substantially all its business assets.

On January 31, 2017, the Company paid off the remaining outstanding principal totaling US$ 1.0m on its commercial real estate mortgage along with accrued interest using cash on hand.

 

Interest

Interest expense for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 was approximately US$ 13,000 and US$ 55,000, respectively, and relates primarily to interest costs on leased vehicles.

6.  Operating leases

The Company leases property, vehicles, and office equipment under leases accounted for as operating leases without renewal options. Future minimum payments by year represent the remaining six months for 2018 and the full 12 months of each successive period as follows:

 

US$ 000's

2018

300

2019

485

2020

337

2021

465

Thereafter

1,139

Total 

2,726

 

Capital leases

Interest rates on capital leases are variable and range from 4.5% to 7.3% at June 30, 2018.  Future minimum payments by year represent the remaining six months for 2018 and the full 12 months of each successive period as follows:

 

US$ 000's

2018

52

2019

75

2020

38

2021

22

Thereafter

10

Total

197

 

8.  Commitments and contingencies

The Company has entered into employment agreements with certain members of senior management.  The terms of these are for renewable one-year periods and include non-compete and nondisclosure provisions as well as provide for defined severance payments in the event of termination or change in control.

The Company is subject to various unresolved legal actions which arise in the normal course of its business. Although it is not possible to predict with certainty the outcome of these unresolved legal actions or the range of possible losses, the Company believes these unresolved legal actions will not have a material effect on its consolidated financial statements.

9.  Income taxes

The Company's effective tax rate for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was 22% compared to the federal statutory rate of 21%.

The Company is subject to US federal income tax as well as income tax of multiple state and foreign jurisdictions. The Company was formed in 2005. The statute of limitations for all federal, foreign and state income tax matters for tax years from 2014 forward is still open. The Company has no federal, foreign or state income tax returns currently under examination.

At June 30, 2018, the Company had US$ 1.5m in non-current net deferred tax assets recorded on its balance sheet. In assessing the realizability of deferred tax assets, management considers whether it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. The ultimate realization of the deferred tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable income during the periods in which those temporary differences become deductible.

10.  Supplemental cash flow and non-cash financing disclosures

 

Six months ended June 30

 

2018

US$ 000's

2017

US$ 000's

 

Cash paid for interest

17

25

Cash paid for taxes

2,857

3,028

Non-cash financing activities - change in fair value of derivative instruments

1

-

 

11.  Goodwill

Goodwill represents the excess of the cost of a business combination over the fair value of the net assets acquired. The Company is required to test goodwill for impairment, at the reporting unit level, annually and when events or circumstances indicate the fair value of a unit may be below its carrying value.

The results of the qualitative assessment indicated that Goodwill was not impaired as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017.

12.  Subsequent events

Dividend

The Board declared an interim dividend for the six months ended June 30, 2018 of 5.5 US cents per share.   This dividend will be payable on October 17, 2018 to shareholders on the register at September 28, 2018.

 

 

 

 


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