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ARC Group Worldwide Reports Fiscal Year Third Quarter 2017 Results

DELAND, Fla., May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. (“ARC” and the “Company”) (NASDAQ:ARCW), a leading global provider of advanced manufacturing and metal 3D printing solutions, today reported its results for the period ending April 2, 2017, its fiscal third quarter 2017.

Quarterly Financial Summary

Fiscal third quarter 2017 revenue was $25.5 million compared to $24.9 for the fiscal third quarter of 2016. The growth in sales was primarily driven by higher MIM sales across multiple industries.

Gross profit for the period was $3.1 million compared to $5.0 million for the prior year period. The primary reason for the decrease in gross profit was due to increased development expenses associated with the ramping up of production for significant new products in the firearms and defense industry, which resulted in increased staffing levels and associated labor costs, along with higher scrap.

Facility EBITDA from Continuing Operations for the fiscal third quarter was $2.0 million compared to the prior year period of $3.9 million. Facility EBITDA from Continuing Operations decreased as a result of the aforementioned start-up costs associated with the new program launches.

Net loss was $2.8 million for the fiscal third quarter compared to net loss of $0.3 million in the prior year period.

Jason Young, CEO, commented, “During the quarter, an industry slowdown among our customers in the firearms and defense sector partially offset new product growth. However, we have significant momentum in sales, with the largest committed volume of new program launches from a diverse set of customers in our Company’s history. The major driving factor that now governs our topline growth is our ability to launch these new part programs quickly and efficiently. From a margin standpoint, the associated costs and traditional inefficiencies associated with these new program launches has put pressure on short-term profitability, but we expect that to reverse as these new programs move into full production during fiscal 2018. This last quarter, in particular, had significant launch costs and inefficiencies related to a considerable, time-sensitive customer program currently under development. However, since launch, we have rationalized our cost structure to be more efficient going forward. Separately, we continue to execute on another major initiative with the divesting of our non-core assets in order to more efficiently focus on our core business. In that regard, following our sale of Tekna Seal in the first fiscal quarter, we divested our wireless business during the third quarter. Lastly, our metal 3D printing momentum continues with the recent launch of a significant new production program, one of the first of its kind in the sector. Our metal 3D printing business is quickly becoming one of the largest and most technically complex providers in the country. Further, we are very excited about the new state-of-the-art, dedicated metal additive manufacturing technology center that we are in the process of creating.”

Alan Quasha, Chairman, added, “We are pleased to announce Eli Davidai as ARC’s new General Manager of Operations. Mr. Davidai has played an instrumental operational role at ARC during the last several quarters for Tekna Seal, as well as our European MIM facility, stamping, and flanges businesses. As we rationalize and bring ARC’s unified solution together, we are now consolidating all of the facility operations under Mr. Davidai’s leadership. This will help operational focus and increase productivity and efficiency across all our plants. This new role should help us drive cash flow and margins, as we continue on our path of growth.”‎

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation

The Company has provided non-GAAP financial information to provide additional, meaningful comparisons of current results to prior periods’ results by excluding items that the Company does not believe are representative or indicative of its results of operations. Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP financial measures, and should be read only in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Specifically, EBITDA from Continuing Operations, EBITDA Margin from Continuing Operations, Facility EBITDA from Continuing Operations, Facility EBITDA Margin from Continuing Operations, Adjusted Earnings, and Adjusted Earnings Per Share are non-GAAP financial measures. EBITDA Margin from Continuing Operations and Facility EBITDA Margin from Continuing Operations are calculated by dividing EBITDA from Continuing Operations and Facility EBITDA from Continuing Operations, respectively, by sales.

The reconciliation to GAAP is as follows (dollars in thousands):

April 2, March 27,
For the three months ended: 2017 2016
Net Loss $(2,774) $(337)
Interest Expense, Net 865 1,106
Income Taxes 120 (8)
Depreciation and Amortization 2,525 2,398
Adjustment to Exclude EBITDA from Discontinued Operations 14 (465)
EBITDA from Continuing Operations $ 750 $ 2,694
EBITDA Margin from Continuing Operations 2.9 % 10.8 %
Corporate Expenses 1,277 1,244
Facility EBITDA from Continuing Operations $ 2,027 $ 3,938
Facility EBITDA Margin from Continuing Operations 8.0 % 15.8 %
Net Loss $(2,774) $(337)
Adjustment to Exclude Income from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax (7) (457)
Non-Recurring Gains (147)
Reorganization/Transaction Expenses 76 90
Adjusted Earnings $ (2,852) $ (704)
Adjusted Earnings Per Share $ (0.16) $ (0.04)
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding 18,152,739 18,123,883

EBITDA from Continuing Operations excludes interest expense, net and income taxes as these items are associated with our capitalization and tax structures. EBITDA from Continuing Operations also excludes depreciation and amortization expense as these non-cash expenses reflect the impact of prior capital expenditure decisions, which may not be indicative of future capital expenditure requirements. EBITDA from Continuing Operations excludes the EBITDA associated with discontinued operations.

Facility EBITDA from Continuing Operations consists of EBITDA from our operating segments. We believe this is a meaningful measurement of the operating performance of our manufacturing facilities. Corporate expenses primarily consist of costs not allocated to our manufacturing facilities, such as compensation related costs for employees assigned to corporate, board of directors fees and expenses, professional fees, insurance costs, and marketing costs.

Adjusted Earnings removes the impact of reorganization/transaction related expenses, other non-recurring gains/expenses, and the impact of discontinued operations. Reorganization expenses are primarily labor and labor related costs associated with the termination of employees. Transaction expenses are primarily professional fees related to the refinancing of debt and the sale of non-core assets.

About ARC Group Worldwide, Inc.

ARC Group Worldwide is a global advanced manufacturing and metal 3D printing service provider focused on accelerating speed to market for its customers. ARC utilizes technology to improve automation in manufacturing through robotics, software and process automation, as well as lean manufacturing to improve efficiency. ARC provides a holistic set of precision manufacturing solutions, from design and prototyping through full run production. These solutions include metal injection molding, plastic and metal 3D printing, metal stamping, plastic injection molding, clean room injection molding, rapid tooling, thixomolding, and flanges.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are based on ARC’s current expectations, estimates and projections about future events. These include, but are not limited to, statements, if any, regarding business plans, pro-forma statements and financial projections, ARC’s ability to expand its services and realize growth. These statements are not historical facts or guarantees of future performance, events or results. Such statements involve potential risks and uncertainties, and the general effects of financial, economic, and regulatory conditions affecting our industries. Accordingly, actual results may differ materially. ARC does not have any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. For further information on risks and uncertainties that could affect ARC’s business, financial condition and results of operations, readers are encouraged to review Item 1A. – Risk Factors and all other disclosures appearing in ARC’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, as well as other documents ARC files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

ARC Group Worldwide, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except for share and per share amounts)
For the three months ended For the nine months ended
April 2, 2017 March 27, 2016 April 2, 2017 March 27, 2016
Sales $ 25,472 $ 24,885 $ 80,498 $ 72,353
Cost of sales 22,370 19,851 67,604 59,097
Gross profit 3,102 5,034 12,894 13,256
Selling, general and administrative 4,986 4,707 14,824 12,827
(Loss) income from operations (1,884) 327 (1,930) 429
Other income (expense), net 88 (23) 893 71
Interest expense, net (865) (1,106) (3,002) (3,372)
Loss on extinguishment of debt (723)
Loss before income taxes (2,661) (802) (4,762) (2,872)
Income tax (expense) benefit (120) 8 1,181 566
Net loss from continuing operations (2,781) (794) (3,581) (2,306)
Gain on sale of subsidiary and income from discontinued operations, net of tax 7 457 3,704 934
Net (loss) income (2,774) (337) 123 (1,372)
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests:
Continuing operations (4) (22) (48)
Discontinued operations (20) (4) (40)
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests (24) (26) (88)
Net (loss) income attributable to ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. $ (2,774) $ (361) $ 97 $ (1,460)
Net (loss) income per common share, basic and diluted:
Continuing operations $ (0.15) $ (0.04) $ (0.19) $ (0.13)
Discontinued operations $ $ 0.02 $ 0.20 $ 0.05
Attributable to ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. $ (0.15) $ (0.02) $ 0.01 $ (0.08)
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted 18,152,739 18,123,883 18,133,397 18,123,883


ARC Group Worldwide, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share data)
April 2, 2017 June 30, 2016
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash $ 723 $ 3,620
Accounts receivable, net 13,996 14,186
Inventories, net 19,712 16,585
Deferred income tax assets 478
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 3,326 3,886
Current assets of discontinued operations 1,818
Total current assets 37,757 40,573
Property and equipment, net 42,182 41,828
Goodwill 11,427 11,427
Intangible assets, net 20,465 23,066
Other 11 28
Long-term assets of discontinued operations 3,527
Total assets $ 111,842 $120,449
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 10,404 $ 8,602
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 2,926 2,591
Deferred revenue 1,152 1,457
Bank borrowings, current portion of long-term debt, net of unamortized deferred financing costs 1,644 15,648
Capital lease obligations, current portion 1,389 837
Accrued escrow obligations, current portion 1,211 2,842
Current liabilities of discontinued operations 723
Total current liabilities 18,726 32,700
Long-term debt, net of current portion and unamortized deferred financing costs 42,891 36,769
Deferred income tax liabilities 1,312 1,407
Capital lease obligations, net of current portion 2,175 1,930
Accrued escrow obligations, net of current portion 1,184 966
Other long-term liabilities 1,061 2,115
Long-term liabilities of discontinued operations 19
Total liabilities 67,349 75,906
Commitments and contingencies
Equity:
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 2,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding
Common stock, $0.0005 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized; 18,180,027 and 18,803,910 shares issued and 18,171,626 and
18,795,509 shares issued and outstanding at April 2, 2017 and June 30, 2016, respectively
10 10
Treasury stock, at cost; 8,401 shares at April 2, 2017 and June 30, 2016 (94) (94)
Additional paid-in capital 30,784 29,702
Retained earnings 13,868 13,771
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (75) (6)
Total ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. stockholders' equity 44,493 43,383
Non-controlling interests 1,160
Total equity 44,493 44,543
Total liabilities and equity $ 111,842 $120,449


ARC Group Worldwide, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
For the nine months ended
April 2, 2017 March 27, 2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss) $123 $(1,372)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 7,413 7,165
Share-based compensation expense 616 138
Gain on sale of subsidiaries (5,456)
Bad debt expense and other 120 92
Deferred income taxes 194 362
Changes in working capital:
Accounts receivable (184) 18
Inventory (3,506) 557
Prepaid expenses and other assets 815 (2,428)
Accounts payable 2,324 834
Accrued expenses (640) (1,259)
Deferred revenue (305) (274)
Net cash provided by operating activities 1,514 3,833
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (5,324) (1,918)
Proceeds from sale of subsidiary 10,538
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 5,214 (1,918)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from debt issuance 91,264 1,000
Repayments of long-term debt and capital lease obligations (100,084) (4,882)
Payment of distributions to non-controlling membership interests from the sale of subsidiary (453)
Purchase of non-controlling membership interests (235)
Issuance of common stock under employee stock purchase plan 98
Net cash used in financing activities (9,410) (3,882)
Effect of exchange rates on cash (215) 63
Net decrease in cash (2,897) (1,904)
Cash, beginning of period 3,620 4,821
Cash, end of period $723 $2,917
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
Cash paid for interest $2,917 $2,550
Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds $(858) $597


CONTACT: Drew M. Kelley PHONE: (303) 467-5236 Email: InvestorRelations@ArcGroupWorldwide.com

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