Enerpac Tool Group Reports Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results

Announces Fiscal 2023 Guidance

Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2022 Continuing Operations Highlights*

  • Net sales were $152 million, with a 10% year-over-year increase in core sales driven by continued strong demand; the strengthening of the US dollar reduced sales by 6%, year over year

  • GAAP operating margin was 8.6% and adjusted operating margin was 17.9%

  • Adjusted EBITDA margin was 21.1%

  • GAAP diluted earnings per share ("EPS") was $0.20 and adjusted diluted EPS was $0.37

  • Cash flow from operations of $45 million and free cash flow of $43 million

  • Leverage (Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA) was 0.9x at August 31, 2022

  • Purchased approximately 2.0 million shares for a total of approximately $39 million under the share repurchase program announced in March 2022

*This news release contains financial measures in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") in addition to non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliations of the GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures can be found in the tables accompanying this release.

MILWAUKEE, September 28, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enerpac Tool Group Corp. (NYSE: EPAC) (the "Company") today announced results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended August 31, 2022.

"We exited fiscal 2022 with increased demand in both our product and service businesses, as well as solid core sales growth in two of our four regions," said Paul Sternlieb, Enerpac Tool Group’s President & CEO. "We are pleased with our team’s performance in the quarter and the momentum that we are building, despite the continued difficult macroeconomic environment and ongoing supply chain challenges."

Mr. Sternlieb continued, "During the fourth quarter, we delivered on our topline, adjusted EBITDA and cash flow initiatives across the Company, and we broke the typical fourth quarter seasonal sales trend, with sequential growth over the third quarter on a constant currency basis. At the same time, we continued to make important progress on our ASCEND transformation program, with an emphasis on delivering profitable growth as we move into fiscal 2023 and beyond. Our strong cash flow and adjusted EBITDA performance in the quarter allowed us to continue to deploy capital through share repurchase, consistent with our capital allocation strategy, and reduce our leverage ratio."

Consolidated Results from Continuing Operations

(US$ in millions, except per share)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

August 31,
2022

August 31,
2021

August 31,
2022

August 31,
2021

Net Sales

$151.8

$145.4

$571.2

$528.7

Net Income

$11.4

$6.5

$20.7

$40.2

Diluted Earnings Per Share

$0.20

$0.11

$0.35

$0.67

Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share

$0.37

$0.19

$0.83

$0.63

  • Consolidated net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 were $151.8 million compared to $145.4 million in the prior year fourth quarter. Core sales improved 10% year over year, with product sales up 12% and service revenues up 3%. The impact from foreign currency exchange rates reduced net sales by 6% in the quarter compared to the prior year.

  • Fiscal 2022 fourth quarter net income and diluted earnings per share were $11.4 million and $0.20, respectively, compared to net income and diluted EPS of $6.5 million and $0.11, respectively, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. Fiscal 2022 fourth quarter net income included:

    • Restructuring charges of $3.0 million ($2.1 million, or $0.04 per share, after tax) attributable to ASCEND initiatives;

    • ASCEND transformation program charges ("ASCEND charges") of $9.8 million ($7.4 million, or $0.13 per share, after tax) primarily related to the use of external services for support in the design and implementation of the program;

    • Impairment and divestiture charges of $1.3 million ($1.3 million, or $0.02 per share, after tax) attributable to the Other operating segment; and

    • Tax benefits related to leadership transition and board search charges ($0.5 million, or $0.01 per share, after tax) and previously recorded business review charges ($0.4 million, or $0.01 per share, after tax).

  • Fiscal 2021 fourth quarter net income included an impairment and divestiture charge of $5.7 million ($5.1 million, or $0.08 per share, after tax) attributable to the Other operating segment.

  • Excluding the items detailed above, adjusted diluted EPS was $0.37 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to $0.19 in the comparable prior year period.

  • Consolidated net sales for the twelve months ended August 31, 2022 were $571.2 million, compared to $528.7 million in the comparable prior year period. Core sales increased 11% year over year, while the net impact of foreign currency reduced net sales 3%.

  • Fiscal 2022’s net income and diluted EPS for the twelve months ended August 31, 2022 were $20.7 million and $0.35, respectively, compared to net income and diluted EPS of $40.2 million and $0.67, respectively, in the comparable prior year period.

  • Fiscal 2022’s adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended August 31, 2022 was $84.4 million (inclusive of a $13.2 million accounts receivable reserve previously noted in our second and third quarter earnings release) compared to $74.7 million in the comparable prior year period.

Industrial Tools & Services (IT&S)

(US$ in millions)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

August 31,

2022

August 31,

2021

August 31,

2022

August 31,

2021

Net Sales

$139.7

$134.8

$527.3

$493.1

Operating Profit

$28.5

$26.9

$78.4

$81.7

Adjusted Op Profit (1)

$31.5

$26.8

$86.2

$84.3

Adjusted Op Profit % (1)

22.6%

19.9%

16.4%

17.1%

(1) Excludes $2.2 million of restructuring charges and $0.8 million of ASCEND charges in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to $0.1 million of restructuring benefit in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. The twelve months ended August 31, 2022 excludes $5.9 million of restructuring charges, $1.1 million of impairment & divestiture charges, $0.5 million of leadership transition charges, $0.9 million of ASCEND charges and a gain on sale of a facility, net of transaction charges, of $0.6 million compared to $2.1 million of restructuring charges and $0.5 million of net impairment & divestiture charges in the prior year period.

  • Fourth quarter fiscal 2022 net sales were $139.7 million, 4% higher than the prior fiscal year’s fourth quarter net sales. Core sales increased 10% year over year. The increase in core sales is attributable to the continued global market recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, continued volume growth due to strong customer demand, and the impact of pricing actions taken to offset inflationary pressures.

  • Adjusted operating profit margin increased year over year to 22.6%, primarily due to increased sales volume and savings from cost management and restructuring initiatives implemented in prior periods, despite increased material and freight costs, as well as operating inefficiencies driven by continued supply chain challenges.

Corporate Expenses and Income Taxes from Continuing Operations

  • Corporate expenses were $15.9 million and $6.6 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 and fiscal 2021, respectively.

  • Adjusted corporate expenses(2) of $6.2 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 were $0.3 million lower than the comparable adjusted prior year period expense of $6.5 million, primarily due to restructuring savings and reduced salaries/wages slightly offset by increased incentive compensation expense.

  • The fiscal 2022 fourth quarter adjusted effective income tax rate from continuing operations of approximately 17% was lower than the fourth quarter fiscal 2021 adjusted rate of approximately 36%.

(2) Excludes approximately $0.8 million of restructuring charges and $8.9 million of ASCEND charges in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to $0.1 million of leadership transition and board search charges in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.

Discontinued Operations

Discontinued operations represent the impacts from certain retained liabilities associated with the divestiture of the former EC&S segment on October 31, 2019.

Balance Sheet and Leverage

(US$ in millions)

Period Ended

August 31, 2022

May 31, 2022

August 31, 2021

Cash Balance

$120.7

$123.7

$140.4

Debt Balance

$204.0

$205.0

$175.0

Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA**

0.9

1.1

0.6

Net debt at August 31, 2022 was approximately $83 million (total debt of $204 million less $121 million of cash), which increased approximately $2 million from May 31, 2022. Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations was 0.9x at August 31, 2022. The company purchased approximately 2.0 million shares of its common stock in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 for a total of approximately $39 million under its share repurchase program announced in March of 2022.

** As of August 31, 2022 calculated in accordance with the terms of the Company’s September 2022 Senior Credit Facility. Prior periods calculated in accordance with the terms of the Company’s March 2019 Senior Credit Facility.

Outlook

Mr. Sternlieb continued, "Our fiscal year 2023 outlook reflects cautious optimism that our momentum will continue while we navigate the uncertain global macroeconomic environment, including significant foreign currency headwinds. Through the execution of our growth strategy and our ASCEND transformation program, we remain confident that Enerpac Tool Group is well positioned to respond to these economic uncertainties and drive shareholder value.

"In that light, assuming no broad-based recessionary conditions and excluding the impact of any foreign currency changes, we have set our full year fiscal 2023 net sales guidance range to $565 to $585 million. In addition, we have set our full year fiscal 2023 adjusted EBITDA guidance range to $113 to $123 million, including an ASCEND EBITDA benefit of $12 to $18 million."

Mr. Sternlieb concluded, "We look forward to hosting our Investor Day in New York City on November 16th where we will be launching our new strategy, providing further details on ASCEND, and introducing our new management team. I want to thank our global team for their hard work and dedication throughout a challenging fiscal 2022. We have made significant strides in the last twelve months, while maintaining a focus on serving our customers and delivering value for all our stakeholders."

Conference Call Information

An investor conference call is scheduled for 10:00 am CT on September 29, 2022. Webcast information and conference call materials, including an earnings presentation, are available on the Enerpac Tool Group company website (www.enerpactoolgroup.com).

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain of the above comments represent forward-looking statements made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Management cautions that these statements are based on current estimates of future performance and are highly dependent upon a variety of factors, which could cause actual results to differ from these estimates. Among other risks and uncertainties, Enerpac Tool Group’s results are subject to risks and uncertainties arising from general economic conditions, supply chain risk, material and labor cost increases, the COVID-19 pandemic, including the impact of the pandemic or related government responses on the Company’s business, the businesses of the Company’s customers and vendors, employee mobility and whether site-specific health and safety concerns related to COVID-19 might require operations to be halted for some period of time, volatile oil pricing, variation in demand from customers, the impact of geopolitical activity on the economy, including the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and international sanctions imposed in response thereto, the ability of the Company to achieve its plans or objectives related to its growth strategy, continued market acceptance of the Company’s new product introductions, the successful integration of acquisitions, the impact of restructurings, the ability of the Company to achieve its plans or objectives related to the ASCEND program, including any assumptions underlying its calculation of expected incremental adjusted EBITDA, operating margin risk due to competitive pricing and operating efficiencies, tax law changes, foreign currency fluctuations and interest rate risk. See the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2021 and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for further information regarding risk factors. Enerpac Tool Group disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or any other reason.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release contains financial measures that are not measures presented in conformity with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures include EBITDA from continuing operations, adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations, adjusted earnings from continuing operations, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, adjusted operating profit from continuing operations, segment adjusted operating profit and adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow and net debt. This press release includes reconciliations of historical non-GAAP measures to the most comparable GAAP measure, including in the tables attached to this press release. Management believes the non-GAAP measures presented in this press release are commonly used financial measures for investors to evaluate Enerpac Tool Group’s operating performance and financial position with respect to the periods presented and, when read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated financial statements, present a useful tool to evaluate ongoing operations and provide investors with metrics they can use to evaluate aspects of the Company’s performance from period to period. In addition, these are some of the financial metrics management uses in internal evaluations of the overall performance of the Company’s business. Management acknowledges that there are many items that impact a company’s reported results and the adjustments reflected in these non-GAAP measures are not intended to present all items that may have impacted these results. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

About Enerpac Tool Group

Enerpac Tool Group Corp. is a premier industrial tools and services company serving a broad and diverse set of customers in more than 100 countries. The Company’s businesses are global leaders in high pressure hydraulic tools, controlled force products and solutions for precise positioning of heavy loads that help customers safely and reliably tackle some of the most challenging jobs around the world. The Company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Enerpac Tool Group common stock trades on the NYSE under the symbol EPAC. For further information on Enerpac Tool Group and its businesses, visit the Company's website at www.enerpactoolgroup.com.

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Enerpac Tool Group Corp.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

August 31,

August 31,

2022

2021

Assets

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

120,699

$

140,352

Accounts receivable, net

106,747

103,233

Inventories, net

83,672

75,347

Other current assets

31,884

38,503

Total current assets

343,002

357,435

Property, plant and equipment, net

41,372

48,590

Goodwill

257,949

277,593

Other intangible assets, net

41,507

54,545

Other long-term assets

74,052

82,084

Total assets

$

757,882

$

820,247

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Current liabilities

Trade accounts payable

$

72,524

$

61,958

Accrued compensation and benefits

21,970

21,597

Short-term debt

4,000

-

Income taxes payable

4,594

5,674

Other current liabilities

49,358

45,535

Total current liabilities

152,446

134,764

Long-term debt, net

200,000

175,000

Deferred income taxes

7,533

4,397

Pension and postretirement benefit liabilities

11,941

17,783

Other long-term liabilities

66,217

76,105

Total liabilities

438,137

408,049

Shareholders' equity

Capital stock

16,679

16,604

Additional paid-in capital

212,986

202,971

Treasury stock

(742,844

)

(667,732

)

Retained earnings

967,885

953,339

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(134,961

)

(92,984

)

Stock held in trust

(3,209

)

(3,067

)

Deferred compensation liability

3,209

3,067

Total shareholders' equity

319,745

412,198

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

757,882

$

820,247

Enerpac Tool Group Corp.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

August 31,

August 31,

August 31,

August 31,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net sales

$

151,827

$

145,427

$

571,223

$

528,660

Cost of products sold

78,093

79,158

305,835

285,504

Gross profit

73,734

66,269

265,388

243,156

Selling, general and administrative expenses

54,634

45,215

216,874

175,277

Amortization of intangible assets

1,628

1,843

7,306

8,176

Restructuring charges (benefit)

3,049

(37

)

8,135

2,392

Impairment & divestiture charges

1,297

5,659

2,413

6,198

Operating profit

13,126

13,589

30,660

51,113

Financing costs, net

1,719

870

4,386

5,266

Other (income) expense, net

(257

)

275

748

1,872

Earnings before income tax expense

11,664

12,444

25,526

43,975

Income tax expense

306

5,895

4,801

3,763

Net earnings from continuing operations

11,358

6,549

20,725

40,212

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

(190

)

(1,283

)

(3,905

)

(2,135

)

Net earnings

$

11,168

$

5,266

$

16,820

$

38,077

Earnings per share from continuing operations

Basic

$

0.20

$

0.11

$

0.35

$

0.67

Diluted

0.20

0.11

0.35

0.67

Loss per share from discontinued operations

Basic

$

(0.00

)

$

(0.02

)

$

(0.07

)

$

(0.04

)

Diluted

(0.00

)

(0.02

)

(0.07

)

(0.04

)

Earnings per share*

Basic

$

0.19

$

0.09

$

0.28

$

0.63

Diluted

0.19

0.09

0.28

0.63

Weighted average common shares outstanding

Basic

57,524

60,205

59,538

60,024

Diluted

57,963

60,678

59,909

60,403

*The total of earnings per share from continuing operations and loss per share from discontinued operations may not equal earnings per share due to rounding.

Enerpac Tool Group Corp.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

August 31,

August 31,

August 31,

August 31,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Operating Activities

Cash provided by operating activities - continuing operations

$

44,731

29,491

52,246

54,860

Cash used in operating activities - discontinued operations

(191

)

(197

)

(510

)

(677

)

Cash provided by operating activities

$

44,540

$

29,294

$

51,736

$

54,183

Investing Activities

Capital expenditures

(1,447

)

(2,515

)

(8,417

)

(12,019

)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

18

8

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