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Hurco Reports Fiscal 2016 Second Quarter Results

INDIANAPOLIS, June 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC) today reported results for the second fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2016. Hurco recorded net income of $3,674,000, or $0.56 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 compared to net income of $3,961,000, or $0.60 per diluted share, for the corresponding period in fiscal 2015. For the first six months of fiscal 2016, Hurco reported net income of $7,569,000, or $1.14 per diluted share, compared to $7,727,000, or $1.17 per diluted share, for the corresponding period in fiscal 2015.

Sales and service fees for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 were $52,029,000, an increase of $1,846,000, or 4%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2015. Excluding a negative currency impact of $733,000, sales and service fees for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 reflected growth of $2,579,000, or 5%, over the corresponding period in fiscal 2015. Sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 included $4,529,000 from the businesses of Milltronics and Takumi, which Hurco acquired in July 2015. Sales and service fees for the first six months of fiscal 2016 were $108,532,000, an increase of $7,377,000, or 7%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2015. Excluding a negative currency impact of $4,006,000, sales and service fees for the first six months of fiscal 2016 reflected growth of $11,383,000, or 11%, over the corresponding period in fiscal 2015. Sales for the first six months of fiscal 2016 included $15,490,000 from the Milltronics and Takumi businesses.

The following table sets forth net sales and service fees by geographic region for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2016 and 2015 (in thousands):

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
April 30, April 30,
$% $%
2016 2015 ChangeChange 2016 2015 ChangeChange
North America$14,933 $ 13,735 $1,198 9% $ 33,874 $ 28,586 $5,288 18%
Europe 32,006 32,113 (107) 0% 61,010 63,913 (2,903) -5%
Asia Pacific 5,090 4,335 755 17% 13,648 8,656 4,992 58%
Total$ 52,029 $50,183 $1,846 4% $108,532 $101,155 $7,377 7%

North American sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 increased by 9% compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2015, primarily due to sales from the acquired business of Milltronics Manufacturing Company. Milltronics sales totaled $3,070,000 for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 and more than offset the decrease in non-Milltronics North American sales of $1,872,000, or 14%, year-over-year. Hurco acquired the assets of the Milltronics business in July 2015 and is operating it through its subsidiary Milltronics USA, Inc. Milltronics manufactures and sells knee mills, tool room bed mills, vertical machining centers, combination lathes, slant-bed lathes, and horizontal machining centers. North American sales for the first six months of fiscal 2016 increased by 18% compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2015, largely as a result of Milltronics sales of $9,154,000, which were partially offset by decreased non-Milltronics sales in North America of $3,866,000, or 14%. The year-over-year decreases in non-Milltronics North American sales in the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2016 were due to a lower sales volume and lower sales mix of higher-performance machines.

European sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 were relatively unchanged compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2015, reflecting sales growth of 2% offset by a negative currency impact of 2%. European sales for the first six months of fiscal 2016 decreased by 5% compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2015, reflecting sales growth of 1% that was more than offset by a negative currency impact of 6%. The year-over-year growth in European sales, excluding the effect of the negative currency impact, was driven by increased shipments of higher-performance machines in Germany, France and Italy.

Asian Pacific sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 increased by 17% compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2015, primarily due to sales from the acquired business of Takumi Machinery Co., Ltd. Takumi sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 totaled $1,459,000 and more than offset a negative currency impact of $149,000, or 3%, and a decrease in non-Takumi Asian Pacific sales of $555,000, or 13%. Hurco acquired certain assets of Takumi, a Taiwan-based business, in July 2015 and is operating it through its subsidiary, Hurco Manufacturing Limited. Takumi designs and manufactures CNC vertical machining centers, double column machining centers, high speed bridge machines and other machine tools equipped with industrial controls. Asian Pacific sales for the first six months of fiscal 2016 increased by 58% compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2015 and reflected sales from Takumi of $6,336,000, which was partially offset by a negative currency impact of $337,000, or 4%, and decreased non-Takumi Asian Pacific sales of $1,007,000, or 12%. The year-over-year reductions in non-Takumi Asian Pacific sales in the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2016 were driven by a lower volume of sales in Southeast Asia.

Orders for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 were $53,220,000 compared to $53,101,000 in the corresponding period in fiscal 2015. Excluding a negative currency impact of $427,000, or 1%, orders increased by $546,000, or 1%, over the corresponding period in fiscal 2015. Orders for the first six months of fiscal 2016 were $104,510,000 compared to $98,110,000 in the corresponding period in fiscal 2015. Excluding a negative currency impact of $3,551,000, or 3%, orders increased by $9,951,000, or 10%, over the corresponding period in fiscal 2015. Orders for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2016 included $7,210,000 and $13,439,000, respectively, of orders from the Milltronics and Takumi businesses.

The following table sets forth new orders booked by geographic region for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2016 and 2015 (in thousands):

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
April 30, April 30,
$% $%
2016 2015 ChangeChange 2016 2015 ChangeChange
North America$12,106 $15,720 $ (3,614) -23% $ 28,969 $29,631 $(662) -2%
Europe 33,290 33,666 (376) -1% 61,908 59,645 2,263 4%
Asia Pacific 7,824 3,715 4,109 111% 13,633 8,834 4,799 54%
Total$53,220 $53,101 $ 119 0% $104,510 $98,110 $6,400 7%

North American orders for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2016 included $2,653,000 and $6,668,000, respectively, of orders from the business of Milltronics. Excluding the increase in orders related to the Milltronics business, orders for North America decreased by 40% and 25% in the second quarter and first six months, respectively, of fiscal 2016 compared to the corresponding prior year periods. The decreases in non-Milltronics North American orders year-over-year were due to decreased overall customer demand and decreased demand for our higher-performance machines.

European orders for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 decreased by 1% compared to the corresponding prior year period, due mainly to negative currency impact. For the first six months of fiscal 2016, orders increased by 4% compared to the corresponding prior year period, reflecting order growth of 9%, partially offset by a negative currency impact of 5%. The year-over-year increase in orders in the first six months of fiscal 2016 was due to increased customer demand for our higher-performance machines in Germany, France and Italy.

Asian Pacific orders for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 included $4,557,000 of orders related to the Takumi business. Excluding the orders related to the Takumi business, Asian Pacific orders for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 decreased by 12% compared to the corresponding prior year period, primarily due to weaker market conditions in China and Southeast Asia. Asian Pacific orders for the first six months of fiscal 2016 increased by 54% compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2015 and reflected orders from Takumi of $6,771,000, partially offset by a negative currency impact of $255,000, or 3%, and decreased non-Takumi Asian Pacific orders of $1,717,000, or 19%. The year-over-year reduction in non-Takumi Asian Pacific orders was driven by a lower volume of customer demand in China and Southeast Asia.

Gross profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was $16,610,000, or 32% of sales, compared to $16,559,000, or 33% of sales, for the corresponding prior year period. For the first six months of fiscal 2016, gross profit was $34,308,000, or 32% of sales, compared to $33,106,000, or 33% of sales, for the corresponding prior year period. The year-over-year decrease in gross profit as a percentage of sales in each period was due to the new mix of value and industrial brand Milltronics and Takumi machines with the higher-performance Hurco machines. In addition, pricing pressure and the negative impact of foreign currency also contributed to the slight decrease in gross profit as a percentage of sales.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 were $11,943,000, or 23% of sales, compared to $10,850,000, or 22% of sales, in the corresponding period in fiscal 2015. For the first six months of fiscal 2016, selling, general and administrative expenses were $23,904,000, or 22% of sales, compared to $21,304,000, or 21% of sales, in the corresponding period in fiscal 2015. Selling, general and administrative expenses for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2016 included approximately $1,213,000 and $2,401,000, respectively, of Milltronics and Takumi operating expenses.

The effective tax rate for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2016 was 25% and 28%, respectively, compared to 32% and 34% in the corresponding prior year periods. The changes in the effective tax rates year-over-year were due to changes in geographic mix of income and loss among tax jurisdictions.

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $45,325,000 at April 30, 2016, compared to $55,237,000 at October 31, 2015. Working capital, excluding cash and cash equivalents, was $110,086,000 at April 30, 2016 compared to $95,789,000 at October 31, 2015. The increase in working capital, excluding cash and cash equivalents, was primarily due to increased inventories.

Michael Doar, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “While the negative impact of currency translation and the weaker than anticipated North American market affected our results for the second quarter, I am encouraged by our continued financial performance, which reflects solid European demand for our higher-performance Hurco machines and global demand for the recently acquired industrial brand CNC machines from Takumi. This is an exciting year for Hurco as we will be exhibiting three CNC machine brands at IMTS, Milltronics, Takumi, and Hurco, showcasing the largest number of new machines in the company’s 48-year history. IMTS will be the official launch of the Takumi brand in North America and a relaunch of the Milltronics brand. IMTS attendees will see impressive product offerings exhibited by all three brands reflecting Hurco’s continued commitment and focus to deliver CNC machines and technologies that increase profits for our customers.”

Hurco Companies, Inc. is an international, industrial technology, company that sells its three brands of computer numeric control (CNC) machine tools to the worldwide metal cutting and metal forming industry. Two of the Company’s brands of machine tools, Hurco and Milltronics, are equipped with interactive controls that include software that is proprietary to each respective brand. The Company designs these controls and develops the software. The third brand of CNC machine tools, Takumi, is equipped with industrial controls that are produced by third parties, which allows the customer to decide the type of control added to the Takumi CNC machine tool. The end markets for the Company's products are independent job shops, short-run manufacturing operations within large corporations, and manufacturers with production-oriented operations. The Company’s customers manufacture precision parts, tools, dies, and/or molds for industries such as aerospace, defense, medical equipment, energy, transportation and computer equipment. The Company is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, with manufacturing operations in Taiwan, Italy, the U.S. and China, and sells its products through direct and indirect sales forces throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. The Company has sales, application engineering support and service subsidiaries in China, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, the U.S., and Taiwan. Web Site: www.hurco.com

Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others, the cyclical nature of the machine tool industry, changes in general economic and business conditions that affect demand for our products, the risks of our international operations, changes in manufacturing markets, innovations by competitors, the ability to protect our intellectual property, breaches of our network and system security measures, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, increases in prices of raw materials, quality and delivery performance by our vendors, our ability to effectively integrate acquisitions, negative or unforeseen tax consequences and governmental actions and initiatives including import and export restrictions and tariffs.

Hurco Companies, Inc.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per-share data)
Three Months Ended
April 30,
Six Months Ended
April 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Sales and service fees$ 52,029 $ 50,183 $ 108,532 $ 101,155
Cost of sales and service 35,419 33,624 74,224 68,049
Gross profit 16,610 16,559 34,308 33,106
Selling, general and administrative expenses 11,943 10,850 23,904 21,304
Operating income 4,667 5,709 10,404 11,802
Interest expense 25 57 49 126
Interest income 7 22 22 43
Investment income (expense) 4 6 106 71
Other (income) expense, net (246) (159) (20) 148
Income before taxes 4,899 5,839 10,503 11,642
Provision for income taxes 1,225 1,878 2,934 3,915
Net income$ 3,674 $ 3,961 $ 7,569 $ 7,727
Income per common share
Basic$ 0.56 $ 0.60 $ 1.15 $ 1.17
Diluted$ 0.56 $ 0.60 $ 1.14 $ 1.17
Weighted average common shares outstanding
Basic 6,570 6,547 6,564 6,535
Diluted 6,641 6,589 6,630 6,578
OTHER CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATAThree Months Ended
April 30,
Six Months Ended
April 30,
Operating Data: 2016 2015 2016 2015
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Gross margin 32% 33% 32% 33%
SG&A expense as a percentage of sales 23% 22% 22% 21%
Operating income as a percentage of sales 9% 11% 10% 12%
Pre-tax income as a percentage of sales 9% 12% 10% 12%
Effective tax rate 25% 32% 28% 34%
Depreciation and amortization 972 721 1,934 1,447
Capital expenditures 1,155 1,091 2,267 1,615
Balance Sheet Data:4/30/2016 10/31/2015
(unaudited)
Working capital (excluding cash)$ 110,086 $ 95,789
Days sales outstanding (unaudited) 58 42
Inventory turns (unaudited) 1.4 1.6
Capitalization
Total debt$ 1,545 $ 1,583
Shareholders' equity 180,747 174,568
Total$ 182,292 $ 176,151

Hurco Companies, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per-share data)
April 30, October 31,
2016 2015
(unaudited) (audited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$ 45,325 $ 55,237
Accounts receivable, net 40,302 41,766
Inventories, net 122,736 106,308
Derivative assets 588 1,228
Prepaid expenses 10,599 9,769
Other 1,695 1,804
Total current assets 221,245 216,112
Property and equipment:
Land 841 841
Building 7,352 7,314
Machinery and equipment 24,115 24,026
Leasehold improvements 3,404 3,323
35,712 35,504
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization (22,808) (22,362)
Total property and equipment 12,904 13,142
Non-current assets:
Software development costs, less accumulated amortization 4,419 3,905
Goodwill 2,403 2,319
Intangible assets, net 1,241 1,289
Deferred income taxes 4,724 4,721
Investments and other assets, net 7,572 7,089
Total non-current assets 20,359 19,323
Total assets$ 254,508 $ 248,577
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$ 46,073 $ 43,458
Derivative liabilities 2,258 1,071
Accrued expenses 15,958 18,974
Short-term debt 1,545 1,583
Total current liabilities 65,834 65,086
Non-current liabilities:
Deferred income taxes 2,848 3,998
Accrued tax liability 998 953
Deferred credits and other obligations 4,081 3,972
Total non-current liabilities 7,927 8,923
Shareholders' equity:
Preferred stock: no par value per share; 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued - -
Common stock: no par value; $.10 stated value per share; 12,500,000 shares authorized;
6,720,453 and 6,650,517 shares issued; and 6,573,103 and 6,551,718 shares outstanding,
as of April 30, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively 657 655
Additional paid-in capital 58,296 57,539
Retained earnings 132,209 125,760
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (10,415) (9,386)
Total shareholders' equity 180,747 174,568
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$ 254,508 $ 248,577


Contact: Sonja K. McClelland Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, & Chief Financial Officer 317-293-5309

Source:Hurco Companies, Inc.