- Service segment 3.4% organic revenue growth
- Distribution segment revenue of $17 million was consistent with the prior-year period
- Expanded capabilities with installation of wind tunnel at Rochester, NY, lab
ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transcat, Inc. (Nasdaq:TRNS) ("Transcat" or the "Company"), a leading provider of accredited calibration and compliance services and distributor of professional grade handheld test, measurement and control instrumentation, today reported financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended June 28, 2014.
Fiscal 2015 first quarter total revenue increased 1.4% to $29.1 million from $28.7 million in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year, driven by Service segment revenue growth of 3.4%. Distribution segment sales remained consistent with the first quarter of the prior fiscal year at $17.0 million.
Lee D. Rudow, President and CEO of Transcat, commented, "Although we had a slower than expected start out of the gate for fiscal 2015, we remain confident that we should achieve significant revenue growth for the year and demonstrate the strength of our cash generation and earnings power. Service revenue increased despite comparison to a very strong first quarter of fiscal 2014; however, it did not meet expectations. The Distribution business is highly competitive and we've been aggressive in our pricing strategies to defend our market share. As expected, growth-based vendor rebates were lower this quarter as we are coming off a higher base due to last year's growth. We believe our new website launch, expected in the second quarter, will deliver additional market opportunities for us."
Consolidated gross profit was $6.7 million, down $0.5 million from the prior-year period, primarily reflecting the effect of lower vendor rebates for the Distribution segment and cost increases in the Service segment. With reduced administrative expenses, total operating expenses were down $0.2 million to $5.9 million in the fiscal 2015 first quarter. Consolidated operating income was
$0.8 million, or 2.6% of sales, compared with $1.2 million, or 4.0% of sales, in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year.
Net income for the first quarter was $0.4 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared with $0.7 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in the prior-year period. During the first quarter of fiscal 2015, Transcat generated $1.5 million of Adjusted EBITDA, down $0.5 million when compared with the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. See Note 1 on page 3 for a description of this non-GAAP financial measure and page 8 for the Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation table.
Service Segment Grows Moderately in First Quarter Fiscal 2015
Service segment: Represents the Company's accredited calibration and compliance services business (42% of total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2015)
- Service segment revenue increased 3.4%, or $0.4 million, to $12.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 compared with $11.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.
- Fiscal 2015 first quarter Service segment gross profit was $2.9 million, or 24.2% of revenue, compared with $3.2 million, or 27.2% of revenue, in the prior fiscal year period. Service gross margin was affected by inflationary and other cost increases that outpaced revenue growth in the quarter and the mix of service work as the percentage of outsourced services increased to 15.1% of Service segment revenue from 14.2% in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.
- Lower selling and administrative expenses resulted in a $0.1 million decrease in Service segment operating expenses to $2.7 million. As a result, Service segment operating income was $0.3 million, or 2.2% of revenue, compared with $0.5 million, or 3.9% of revenue, in the prior-year period.
- Contribution margin for the Service segment in the fiscal 2015 first quarter was $1.3 million, a decrease of 14.6% compared with the prior fiscal year period. Service segment Adjusted EBITDA was $0.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, down from $1.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. See Note 1 on page 3 for descriptions of these non-GAAP financial measures and page 8 & 9 for the Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation table and the contribution margin calculation in the Additional Information – Business Segment Data table.
Mr. Rudow added, "We expect our Service segment gross margin should improve with increased revenue growth going forward. In addition, we continue to evaluate opportunities to reduce outsource spending and are excited about the recent investment in a state-of-the-art wind tunnel at our Rochester lab that will reduce related outsourcing costs in the future and offer additional revenue opportunities."
Holding Market Share in Tough Market Conditions for Distribution Segment
Distribution segment: Represents the Company's distribution of professional grade handheld test, measurement and control instrumentation business (58% of total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2015)
- Distribution sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 were unchanged from the prior fiscal year period at $17.0 million.
- Distribution segment gross profit was down $0.3 million to $3.7 million from the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Gross margin was 22.0% compared with 23.7% in the prior-year period, which reflects lower vendor rebates and aggressive pricing strategies that were used to maintain market position, partially offset by higher cooperative advertising income. Rebate levels are established by vendors using growth rates based on prior year results. As a result, rebates tend to be cyclical. Lower vendor rebates had a 240 basis point impact on gross margin in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 compared with the prior-year period.
- Lower administrative expenses helped to partially mitigate lower gross profit, resulting in operating income of $0.5 million compared with $0.7 million in the prior fiscal year period.
- Contribution margin for the Distribution segment was $1.7 million compared with $2.0 million in the prior fiscal year period. Distribution segment Adjusted EBITDA was $0.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 compared with $1.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. See Note 1 on page 3 for descriptions of these non-GAAP financial measures and pages 8 & 9 for the Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation table and contribution margin calculation in the Additional Information – Business Segment Data table.
Continued Balance Sheet Strength
As of June 28, 2014, the Company had $9.2 million in availability under its $20 million secured revolving credit facility and $0.2 million in cash. Capital expenditures in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 were $0.7 million compared with $0.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014, and were primarily for additional service capabilities and information technology. The Company expects capital expenditures to be in the range of $3 million to $3.5 million in fiscal 2015.
Mr. Rudow concluded, "We continue to expect double-digit revenue growth in our Service segment and stronger operating income growth. We have an active pipeline of service opportunities and, although the larger ones have longer sales cycles, we have recently won new business which will positively impact the second half of our fiscal year. In addition, we continue to develop our acquisition pipeline. We are looking forward to the launch of our new website which will enhance our efforts to maintain and grow our market share; however, distribution margins are expected to be negatively affected by lower vendor rebates through the next two quarters.
"Overall, we expect consolidated operating income to improve over last year. Combined with our strong cash generation and low debt levels, we believe improved operating earnings will place us in a favorable position to continue the successful execution of our business growth strategy, which includes organic growth initiatives and strategic acquisitions."
NOTE 1 – Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to reporting net income, a U.S. generally accepted accounting principle ("GAAP") measure, we present Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and non-cash stock compensation expense), which is a non-GAAP measure. The Company believes Adjusted EBITDA allows investors to view its performance in a manner similar to the methods used by management and provides additional insight into its operating results. Adjusted EBITDA is not calculated through the application of GAAP and is not the required form of disclosure by the Securities and Exchange Commission. As such, it should not be considered as a substitute for the GAAP measure of net income and, therefore, should not be used in isolation of, but in conjunction with, the GAAP measure. The use of any non-GAAP measure may produce results that vary from the GAAP measure and may not be comparable to a similarly defined non-GAAP measure used by other companies. See the attached Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation table on page 8.
Contribution margin, a non-GAAP financial measure, consists of gross profit less selling, marketing and warehouse expenses. We believe contribution margin provides management and users of the financial statements information about our ability to cover our operating costs, such as technology and general and administrative expenses. Contribution margin is used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. The material limitation associated with the use of contribution margin is that it is an incomplete measure of profitability as it does not include all operating expenses or non-operating income and expenses. Management compensates for these limitations when using this measure by looking at other GAAP measures, such as operating income (loss) and net income (loss). For further details on contribution margin, see the calculation of this non-GAAP financial measure and the reconciliation of contribution margin to gross profit in the Additional Information – Business Segment Data table on page 9.
Transcat, Inc. is a leading provider of accredited calibration and compliance services including analytical instrument qualifications, equipment and process validation. Targeted industries include life science, biotechnology, medical device, pharmaceutical and other FDA-regulated industries, industrial manufacturing, energy and utilities, chemical manufacturing and other industries. Throughout its 18 strategically located centers of excellence in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, Transcat delivers precise services with reliable turn-around times. The breadth and depth of measurement parameters addressed by Transcat's ISO/IEC 17025 scopes of accreditation are believed to be among the best in the industry.
In addition, Transcat operates as a leading distributor of professional grade handheld test, measurement and control instrumentation. Through its Distribution segment, Transcat markets and distributes premier and propriety brand instruments to nearly 15,000 customers. The Company offers access to more than 25,000 test, measurement and control products.
Transcat's growth strategy is to expand its service and distribution platform comprised of a balanced suite of test products and analytical, calibration, compliance, and validation services. The goal is to deliver specialized technical services with a quality assurance approach, which maximizes document accuracy and on-time job delivery. Transcat answers the call with cGMP, GLP, and GXP compliant services. Transcat can provide life science companies with a reliable alternative service and product solution to the OEMs and to the "generalist" service providers who cannot meet the client's specialized needs.
More information about Transcat can be found on its website at: Transcat.com
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FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW.
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME|
|(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)|
|First Quarter Ended|
|June 28,||June 29,|
|Cost of Distribution Sales||13,249||12,953|
|Cost of Services Sold||9,201||8,543|
|Total Cost of Revenue||22,450||21,496|
|Selling, Marketing and Warehouse Expenses||3,735||3,701|
|Total Operating Expenses||5,910||6,062|
|Interest and Other Expense, net||45||4|
|Income Before Income Taxes||714||1,148|
|Provision for Income Taxes||269||427|
|Basic Earnings Per Share||$0.07||$0.10|
|Average Shares Outstanding||6,746||7,442|
|Diluted Earnings Per Share||$0.06||$0.09|
|Average Shares Outstanding||7,025||7,691|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Amounts)|
|June 28,||March 29,|
|Accounts Receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $101 and $82 as of June 28, 2014 and March 29, 2014, respectively||14,115||15,663|
|Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets||1,146||1,180|
|Deferred Tax Asset||999||1,396|
|Total Current Assets||25,784||25,531|
|Property and Equipment, net||7,437||7,089|
|Intangible Assets, net||2,490||2,651|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accrued Compensation and Other Liabilities||3,007||5,690|
|Income Taxes Payable||--||1,035|
|Total Current Liabilities||10,321||13,857|
|Deferred Tax Liability||668||607|
|Common Stock, par value $0.50 per share, 30,000,000 shares authorized; 6,788,933 and 6,716,350 shares issued and outstanding as of June 28, 2014 and March 29, 2014, respectively||3,394||3,358|
|Capital in Excess of Par Value||11,706||11,387|
|Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income||577||567|
|Total Shareholders' Equity||30,852||30,083|
|Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity||$54,568||$53,874|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|First Quarter Ended|
|June 28,||June 29,|
|Cash Flows from Operating Activities:|
|Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash|
|Used in Operating Activities:|
|Loss (Gain) on Disposal of Property and Equipment||1||(30)|
|Deferred Income Taxes||447||(34)|
|Depreciation and Amortization||624||729|
|Provision for Accounts Receivable and Inventory Reserves||34||116|
|Stock-Based Compensation Expense||155||113|
|Changes in Assets and Liabilities:|
|Accounts Receivable and Other Receivables||1,457||1,265|
|Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets||(182)||(211)|
|Accrued Compensation and Other Liabilities||(2,500)||(330)|
|Income Taxes Payable||(1,035)||(121)|
|Net Cash Used in Operating Activities||(2,414)||(505)|
|Cash Flows from Investing Activities:|
|Purchases of Property and Equipment||(711)||(354)|
|Proceeds from Sale of Property and Equipment||8||218|
|Net Cash Used in Investing Activities||(703)||(136)|
|Cash Flows from Financing Activities:|
|Proceeds from Revolving Line of Credit, net||3,228||636|
|Issuance of Common Stock||228||53|
|Repurchase of Common Stock||(69)||--|
|Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities||3,387||689|
|Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash||(125)||123|
|Net Increase in Cash||145||171|
|Cash at Beginning of Period||23||406|
|Cash at End of Period||$168||$577|
|Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Activity:|
|Cash paid during the period for:|
|Income Taxes, net||$1,164||$577|
|Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation Table|
|(Dollars in thousands)|
|+ Interest Expense||31||31|
|+ Other Expense / (Income)||14||14|
|+ Tax Provision||269||269|
|Operating Income||$759||$ --||$ --||$ --||$759|
|+ Depreciation & Amortization||624||624|
|+ Other (Expense) / Income||(14)||(14)|
|+ Noncash Stock Compensation||155||155|
|Adjusted EBITDA||$1,524||$ --||$ --||$ --||$1,524|
|Service Operating Income||$267||$267|
|+ Depreciation & Amortization||488||488|
|+ Other (Expense) / Income||(15)||(15)|
|+ Noncash Stock Compensation||72||72|
|Service Adjusted EBITDA||$812||$ --||$ --||$ --||$812|
|Distribution Operating Income||$492||$492|
|+ Depreciation & Amortization||136||136|
|+ Other (Expense) / Income||1||1|
|+ Noncash Stock Compensation||83||83|
|Distribution Adjusted EBITDA||$712||$ --||$ --||$ --||$712|
|+ Interest Expense||26||25||34||45||130|
|+ Other Expense / (Income)||(22)||43||51||57||129|
|+ Tax Provision||427||442||469||1,124||2,462|
|+ Depreciation & Amortization||729||711||791||714||2,945|
|+ Other (Expense) / Income||22||(43)||(51)||(57)||(129)|
|+ Noncash Stock Compensation||113||144||143||127||527|
|Service Operating Income||$461||$260||$151||$1,507||$2,379|
|+ Depreciation & Amortization||555||521||555||513||2,144|
|+ Other (Expense) / Income||(14)||(42)||(32)||(53)||(141)|
|+ Noncash Stock Compensation||52||63||63||52||230|
|Service Adjusted EBITDA||$1,054||$802||$737||$2,019||$4,612|
|Distribution Operating Income||$691||$1,021||$1,191||$1,423||$4,326|
|+ Depreciation & Amortization||174||190||236||201||801|
|+ Other (Expense) / Income||36||(1)||(19)||(4)||12|
|+ Noncash Stock Compensation||61||81||80||75||297|
|Distribution Adjusted EBITDA||$962||$1,291||$1,488||$1,695||$5,436|
|Additional Information - Business Segment Data|
|(Dollars in thousands)|
|SERVICE||FY 2015 Q1||FY 2014 Q1||$'s||%|
|Cost of Revenue||$9,201||$8,543||$658||7.7%|
|Gross Profit||$2,937||$3,196||$ (259)||(8.1%)|
|Selling, Marketing & Warehouse||$1,686||$1,731||$ (45)||(2.6%)|
|Contribution Margin||$1,251||$1,465||$ (214)||(14.6%)|
|% of Revenue||10.3%||12.5%|
|Administrative Expense||$984||$1,004||$ (20)||(2.0%)|
|Operating Income||$267||$461||$ (194)||(42.1%)|
|% of Revenue||2.2%||3.9%|
|DISTRIBUTION||FY 2015 Q1||FY 2014 Q1||$'s||%|
|Cost of Sales||$13,249||$12,953||$296||2.3%|
|Gross Profit||$3,732||$4,018||$ (286)||(7.1%)|
|Selling, Marketing & Warehouse||$2,049||$1,970||$79||4.0%|
|Contribution Margin||$1,683||$2,048||$ (365)||(17.8%)|
|% of Sales||9.9%||12.1%|
|Administrative Expense||$1,191||$1,357||$ (166)||(12.2%)|
|Operating Income||$492||$691||$ (199)||(28.8%)|
|% of Sales||2.9%||4.1%|
|TOTAL||FY 2015 Q1||FY 2014 Q1||$'s||%|
|Total Cost of Revenue||$22,450||$21,496||$954||4.4%|
|Gross Profit||$6,669||$7,214||$ (545)||(7.6%)|
|Selling, Marketing & Warehouse||$3,735||$3,701||$34||0.9%|
|Contribution Margin||$2,934||$3,513||$ (579)||(16.5%)|
|% of Revenue||10.1%||12.2%|
|Administrative Expense||$2,175||$2,361||$ (186)||(7.9%)|
|Operating Income||$759||$1,152||$ (393)||(34.1%)|
|% of Revenue||2.6%||4.0%|
|DISTRIBUTION SALES PER BUSINESS DAY|
|(Dollars in thousands)|
|FY 2015 Q1||FY 2014 Q1||$'s||%|
|Sales Per Business Day||$265||$265||$ --||0.0%|
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