Transcat Reports Record Revenue and Adjusted Earnings Per Share for Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2022

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  • Consolidated fourth quarter revenue of $55.9 million up 14.6% from prior year; full fiscal year revenue up 18.2% and surpassed the $200 million milestone

  • Service segment fourth quarter revenue grew 19.6%; full fiscal year revenue up 20.5%

  • Service segment fourth quarter gross margin of 33.1%; full fiscal year gross margin expanded 160 basis points to 31.9%

  • Fourth quarter diluted earnings per share of $0.40 and adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.54; full fiscal year diluted earnings per share of $1.50 and adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.03, up 46% and 50%, respectively, over prior fiscal year

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 23, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Transcat, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRNS) ("Transcat" or the "Company"), a leading provider of accredited calibration services, enterprise asset management services, and value-added distributor of professional grade handheld test, measurement and control instrumentation, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 26, 2022 ("fiscal 2022"). Results include the previously reported acquisitions of BioTek Services, Inc. ("BioTek") effective December 16, 2020, Upstate Metrology ("Upstate") effective April 29, 2021, Cal OpEx Limited (d/b/a NEXA Enterprise Asset Management), ("NEXA") effective August 31, 2021 and Tangent Labs, LLC ("Tangent") effective December 31, 2021.

"Fiscal 2022 was a strong year for Transcat. Overall, we delivered well-rounded financial performance, even with the COVID-19 case surge we experienced in January. We are particularly pleased with our Service segment organic revenue growth of 11.6%, Service segment gross margin expansion of 160 basis points and the acquisition and integration of three companies that have increased our capabilities, expanded our addressable markets and allowed us to leverage our existing infrastructure," commented Lee D. Rudow, President and CEO. "In our fourth quarter, we continued to see strong demand for both our services and products as consolidated revenue increased 15% and drove full year consolidated revenue to over $200 million for the first time in company history. Our Service segment fourth quarter revenue grew 20%, 8% organically, and we reported gross margin of 33.1%. The strong momentum we carried into our fourth quarter was negatively impacted by the onset of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in late December and subsequent case surge we experienced throughout January. This created significant inefficiencies due to our technician COVID cases and related work absences spiking to pandemic highs. As a result, Service segment gross margin contracted from prior year in January. We returned to gross margin expansion in February and March, even with lingering inefficiencies and higher than originally planned technician overtime, a result of the January labor shortage."

"Distribution segment demand remained strong and fourth quarter revenue grew 7.2% despite continued supply chain constraints and extended vendor lead times. Gross margin of 24.5% expanded 350 basis points from prior year, largely driven by a favorable mix and continued strength in our Rentals business. Overall, fourth quarter diluted earnings per share was $0.40 and adjusted diluted earnings per share was $0.54 compared to $0.42 and $0.52, respectively, in the prior year fourth quarter."

Mr. Rudow added, "In the past fiscal year, we made several strategic long-term investments that have expanded our addressable markets, widened the breadth of our service offerings and increased our overall capacity and capabilities. We completed three acquisitions, NEXA, Tangent and Upstate Metrology, and all have exceeded expectations to date. We have relocated our Boston-area pipettes facility, which we acquired two years ago, as we outgrew the facility faster than planned due to very strong demand. Additionally, we relocated and upgraded our Toronto-based lab and also began work on a newly-leased greenfield lab in Southeast Florida to take advantage of Florida’s attractive and growing life science, aerospace and general industrial markets. We expect the new Florida lab to be open by early-to-mid summer."

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2022 Review (Results compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021)

($ in thousands)

Change

FY22 Q4

FY21 Q4

$'s

%

Service Revenue

$

34,667

$

28,977

$

5,690

19.6%

Distribution Sales

21,213

19,785

1,428

7.2%

Revenue

$

55,880

$

48,762

$

7,118

14.6%

Gross Profit

$

16,672

$

13,970

$

2,702

19.3%

Gross Margin

29.8%

28.6%

Operating Income

$

4,515

$

4,512

$

3

0.1%

Operating Margin

8.1%

9.3%

Net Income

$

3,048

$

3,208

$

(160)

(5.0%)

Net Margin

5.5%

6.6%

Adjusted EBITDA*

$

7,652

$

7,302

$

350

4.8%

Adjusted EBITDA* Margin

13.7%

15.0%

Diluted EPS

$

0.40

$

0.42

$

(0.02)

(4.8%)

Adjusted Diluted EPS*

$

0.54

$

0.52

$

0.02

3.8%

*See Note 1 on page 5 for a description of these non-GAAP financial measures and pages 11 and 12 for the reconciliation tables.

Consolidated revenue was $55.9 million, an increase of 14.6%. Consolidated gross profit was $16.7 million, an increase of $2.7 million, or 19.3%, and gross margin expanded 120 basis points to 29.8% due to improvement in our Distribution segment. Operating expenses increased $2.7 million, or 28.5%, driven by incremental expenses from acquired businesses (including stock expense), increased intangibles amortization expense, and investments in technology and our employee base to support future growth. Net income per diluted share decreased from $0.42 to $0.40. Adjusted EBITDA was $7.7 million and increased by 4.8%. Diluted earnings per share of $0.40 was down from $0.42 and adjusted diluted earnings per share increased to $0.54 from $0.52.

Service segment revenue growth remained strong in the fourth quarter

Represents accredited calibration services, analytical pipette calibration services and NEXA enterprise asset management’s five service tracks (62% of total revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022).

($ in thousands)

Change

FY22 Q4

FY21 Q4

$'s

%

Service Segment Revenue

$

34,667

$

28,977

$

5,690

19.6%

Gross Profit

$

11,474

$

9,811

$

1,663

17.0%

Gross Margin

33.1%

33.9%

Operating Income

$

3,532

$

4,379

$

(847)

(19.3%)

Operating Margin

10.2%

15.1%

Adjusted EBITDA*

$

6,028

$

6,276

$

(248)

(4.0%)

Adjusted EBITDA* Margin

17.4%

21.7%

*See Note 1 on page 5 for a description of this non-GAAP financial measure and page 11 for the Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation table.

Service segment revenue increased 19.6% to $34.7 million and was driven by strong end market demand and continued market share gains. Service segment represented 62% of total revenue in the fourth quarter.

The segment gross margin decreased 80 basis points from prior year primarily due to inefficiencies created by the January COVID-19 Omicron variant surge.

Distribution segment posts solid revenue growth in fourth quarter

Represents the sale and rental of new and used professional grade handheld test, measurement and control instrumentation (38% of total revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022).

($ in thousands)

Change

FY22 Q4

FY21 Q4

$'s

%

Distribution Segment Sales

$

21,213

$

19,785

$

1,428

7.2%

Gross Profit

$

5,198

$

4,159

$

1,039

25.0%

Gross Margin

24.5%

21.0%

Operating Income

$

983

$

133

$

850

639.1%

Operating Margin

4.6%

0.7%

Adjusted EBITDA*

$

1,624

$

1,026

$

598

58.3%

Adjusted EBITDA* Margin

7.7%

5.2%

*See Note 1 on page 5 for a description of this non-GAAP financial measure and page 11 for the Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation table.

Distribution sales increased 7.2% on improved end market demand and strength in our Rentals business. Distribution segment gross margins were 24.5%, an increase of 350 basis points due to a favorable sales mix driven by strength in the Rentals business.

Full-Year Fiscal 2022 Review (Results compared with fiscal 2021)

($ in thousands)

Change

FY22

FY21

$'s

%

Service Revenue

$

122,005

$

101,274

$

20,731

20.5%

Distribution Sales

82,954

72,061

10,893

15.1%

Revenue

$

204,959

$

173,335

$

31,624

18.2%

Gross Profit

$

58,439

$

46,118

$

12,321

26.7%

Gross Margin

28.5%

26.6%

Operating Income

$

14,143

$

11,073

$

3,070

27.7%

Operating Margin

6.9%

6.4%

Net Income

$

11,380

$

7,791

$

3,589

46.1%

Net Margin

5.6%

4.5%

Adjusted EBITDA*

$

26,307

$

20,575

$

5,732

27.9%

Adjusted EBITDA* Margin

12.8%

11.9%

Diluted EPS

$

1.50

$

1.03

$

0.47

45.6%

Adjusted Diluted EPS*

$

2.03

$

1.35

$

0.68

50.4%

*See Note 1 on page 5 for a description of these non-GAAP financial measures and pages 11 and 12 for the reconciliation tables.

Total revenue was $205.0 million, an increase of 18.2%. Consolidated gross profit was up $12.3 million, or 26.7%, and gross margin expanded 190 basis points to 28.5%. Total operating expenses increased $9.3 million, or 26.4%, driven by incremental expenses from acquired businesses (including stock expense), increased intangibles amortization expense, investments in technology and our employee base to support future growth and one-time transaction expenses related to acquisitions that closed in the fiscal year. Consolidated operating income was $14.1 million compared with $11.1 million in last fiscal year’s period, an increase of 27.7%.

Net income was $11.4 million, or $1.50 per diluted share, compared with $7.8 million, or $1.03 per diluted share in prior year. Adjusted EBITDA was $26.3 million, an increase of 27.9% and adjusted diluted earnings per share was $2.03, an increase of 50% from prior year.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Overview
At March 26, 2022, the Company had $40.1 million available for borrowing under its secured revolving credit facility. Total debt of $48.5 million was up $28.9 million from fiscal 2021 year-end due to the three acquisitions completed within fiscal 2022. The Company’s leverage ratio, as defined in the credit agreement, was 1.74 at March 26, 2022, compared with 0.94 at March 27, 2021.

Outlook
Mr. Rudow concluded, "We are proud of our dedicated team, which successfully executed through the challenges of the past year and consistently delivered excellent results. As we think ahead into fiscal 2023 and beyond, we are well positioned for profitable growth and we expect the strength of our value proposition to continue to increase. We have demonstrated our ability to drive growth through various economic cycles as can be seen over the past 10 years and we are confident and expect that will continue. The business continues to benefit from a predominately life science-oriented market, driven by regulation and recurring revenue streams. Strong organic Service growth remains a centerpiece of our strategy. In the year ahead we expect organic Service growth in the high-single digit range. Volume increase is an important component to driving the inherent operating leverage in the Transcat Service model."

"Acquisitions that strengthen our fundamental value proposition will continue to be an important component of our go-forward strategy. We will identify and pursue opportunities to expand our addressable markets like we did with Nexa and our pipettes business. These acquisitions, along with our recent acquisition of Tangent and the bolt-on Upstate acquisition, represent a gain in value which raises the ceiling and trajectory of the business."

"Additionally, Transcat has made significant investments in the quality of our team, including leaders that maintain expertise relating to continuous process improvement and automation. We have generated sustainable margin improvement over the past several years and we believe the improvement will continue. Automation of our calibration processes and overall process improvement are designed to foster future margin gains. Relating to selling, general and administrative expenses, we anticipate demonstrating more leverage in the years ahead."

"We believe Transcat has substantial runway ahead for Service revenue growth and margin expansion. We have a long history that demonstrates that we know how to succeed on both fronts. We continue to focus on generating sustainable long-term value for our shareholders and providing a dynamic, rewarding workplace for our team."

Transcat expects its income tax rate to range between 22% and 24% in fiscal 2023. This estimate includes Federal, various state, Canadian and Irish income taxes and reflects discrete tax accounting associated with share-based payment awards.

Webcast and Conference Call
Transcat will host a conference call and webcast on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Management will review the financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year, as well as the Company’s strategy and outlook. A question and answer session will follow the formal discussion. The review will be accompanied by a slide presentation, which will be available at www.transcat.com/investor-relations. The conference call can be accessed by calling (201) 689-8471. Alternatively, the webcast can be monitored at www.transcat.com/investor-relations.

A telephonic replay will be available from 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the day of the call through Tuesday, May 31, 2022. To listen to the archived call, dial (412) 317-6671 and enter conference ID number 13729880, or access the webcast replay at www.transcat.com/investor-relations, where a transcript will be posted once available.

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, non-cash stock compensation expense, restructuring expense, non-cash loss on sale of building and acquisition related transaction expenses), which is a non-GAAP measure. The Company’s management believes Adjusted EBITDA is an important measure of operating performance because it allows management, investors and others to evaluate and compare the performance of its core operations from period to period by removing the impact of the capital structure (interest), tangible and intangible asset base (depreciation and amortization), taxes, stock-based compensation expense and other items, which is not always commensurate with the reporting period in which it is included. As such, the Company uses Adjusted EBITDA as a measure of performance when evaluating its business segments and as a basis for planning and forecasting. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and is not calculated through the application of GAAP. 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, rather in conjunction with, the GAAP measure. Adjusted EBITDA, as presented, 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 below.

In addition to reporting Earnings Per Share, a GAAP measure, we present Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share (net income plus acquisition related amortization expense, acquisition related transaction expenses, acquisition related stock-based compensation, acquisition amortization of backlog and restructuring expense), which is a non-GAAP measure. Our management believes Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share is an important measure of our operating performance because it provides a basis for comparison of our business operations between current, past and future periods by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance. Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and is not calculated through the application of GAAP. As such, it should not be considered as a substitute or alternative for the GAAP measure of Earnings Per Share and, therefore, should not be used in isolation of, but in conjunction with, the GAAP measure. Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share, as presented, 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.

ABOUT TRANSCAT
Transcat, Inc. is a leading provider of accredited calibration, repair, inspection and laboratory instrument services. The Company is focused on providing best-in-class services and products to highly regulated industries, particularly the Life Science industry, which includes pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and other FDA-regulated businesses; as well as aerospace and defense, and energy and utilities. Transcat provides periodic on-site services, mobile calibration services, pickup and delivery, in-house services at its 24 Calibration Service Centers strategically located across the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Ireland, and services at 20 imbedded customer-site locations. The breadth and depth of measurement parameters addressed by Transcat’s ISO/IEC 17025 scopes of accreditation are believed to be the best in the industry.

Transcat also operates as a leading value-added distributor that markets, sells and rents new and used national and proprietary brand instruments to customers primarily in North America. The Company believes its combined Service and Distribution segment offerings, experience, technical expertise and integrity create a unique and compelling value proposition for its customers.

Transcat’s strategy is to leverage the complementary nature of its two operating segments, its comprehensive service capabilities, strong brand, enhanced e-commerce capabilities and leading distribution platform to drive organic sales growth. The Company will also look to expand its addressable calibration market through acquisitions and capability investments to further realize the inherent leverage of its business model.

More information about Transcat can be found at: Transcat.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact and thus are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Forward-looking statements are identified by words such as "expects," "estimates," "projects," "anticipates," "believes," "could," "plans," "aims" and other similar words. All statements addressing operating performance, events or developments that Transcat expects or anticipates will occur in the future, including but not limited to statements relating to anticipated revenue, profit margins, the Company’s response to the coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic, the commercialization of software projects, sales operations, capital expenditures, cash flows, operating income, growth strategy, segment growth, potential acquisitions, integration of acquired businesses, market position, customer preferences, outlook and changes in market conditions in the industries in which Transcat operates are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should be evaluated in light of important risk factors and uncertainties. These risk factors and uncertainties include those more fully described in Transcat’s Annual Report and Quarterly Reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the heading entitled "Risk Factors." Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the Company’s underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those currently anticipated. In addition, undue reliance should not be placed on the Company’s forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to update, correct or publicly announce any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this news release, whether as the result of new information, future events or otherwise.

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW.

The Company plans on timely filing its Annual Report on Form 10-K before the required filing date.

TRANSCAT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

Fourth Quarter Ended

Fiscal Year Ended

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

March 26,

March 27,

March 26,

March 27,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Service Revenue

$

4,667

$

28,977

$

122,005

$

101,274

Distribution Sales

21,213

19,785

82,954

72,061

Total Revenue

55,880

48,762

204,959

173,335

Cost of Service Revenue

23,193

19,166

83,084

70,579

Cost of Distribution Sales

16,015

15,626

63,436

56,638

Total Cost of Revenue

39,208

34,792

146,520

127,217

Gross Profit

16,672

13,970

58,439

46,118

Selling, Marketing and Warehouse Expenses

5,627

4,703

20,649

17,743

General and Administrative Expenses

6,530

4,755

23,647

17,302

Total Operating Expenses

12,157

9,458

44,296

35,045

Operating Income

4,515

4,512

14,143

11,073

Interest and Other Expense, net

372

312

953

1,091

Income Before Income Taxes

4,143

4,200

13,190

9,982

Provision for Income Taxes

1,095

992

1,810

2,191

Net Income

$

3,048

$

3,208

$

11,380

$

7,791

Basic Earnings Per Share

$

0.41

$

0.43

$

1.52

$

1.05

Average Shares Outstanding

7,523

7,447

7,496

7,423

Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

0.40

$

0.42

$

1.50

$

1.03

Average Shares Outstanding

7,636

7,611

7,589

7,548

TRANSCAT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Amounts)

(Unaudited)

March 26,

March 27,

2022

2021

ASSETS

Current Assets:

Cash

$

1,396

$

560

Accounts Receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $460

and $526 as of March 26, 2022, and March 27, 2021, respectively

39,737

33,950

Other Receivables

558

428

Inventory, net

12,712

11,636

Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets

5,301

2,354

Total Current Assets

59,704

48,928

Property and Equipment, net

26,439

22,203

Goodwill

65,074

43,272

Intangible Assets, net

14,692

7,513

Right to Use Asset, net

11,026

9,392

Other Assets

827

808

Total Assets

$

177,762

$

132,116

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities:

Accounts Payable

$

14,171

$

12,276

Accrued Compensation and Other Liabilities

11,378

10,417

Income Taxes Payable

-

382

Current Portion of Long-Term Debt

2,161

2,067

Total Current Liabilities

27,710

25,142

Long-Term Debt

46,291

17,494

Deferred Tax Liabilities

6,724

3,201

Lease Liabilities

9,194

7,958

Other Liabilities

1,667

3,243

Total Liabilities

91,586

57,038

Shareholders' Equity:

Common Stock, par value $0.50 per share, 30,000,000 shares authorized:

7,529,078 and 7,458,251 shares issued and outstanding

as of March 26, 2022, and March 27, 2021, respectively

3,765

3,729

Capital in Excess of Par Value

23,900

19,287

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

(233)

(451)

Retained Earnings

58,744

52,513

Total Shareholders' Equity

86,176

75,078

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$

177,762

$

132,116

TRANSCAT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In Thousands)

For Fiscal Years Ended

(Unaudited)

March 26,

March 27,

2022

2021

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net Income

$

11,380

$

7,791

Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Provided

by Operating Activities:

Net Loss on Disposal of Property and Equipment

88

136

Deferred Income Taxes

559

176

Depreciation and Amortization

9,567

7,580

Provision for Accounts Receivable and Inventory Reserves

34

636

Stock-Based Compensation

2,329

1,513

Changes in Assets and Liabilities:

Accounts Receivable and Other Receivables

(3,392)

(1,796)

Inventory

(122)

2,724

Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets

(2,960)

(725)

Accounts Payable

1,901

329

Accrued Compensation and Other Liabilities

(1,113)

4,943

Income Taxes Payable

(653)

332

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

17,618

23,639

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Purchase of Property and Equipment

(10,152)

(6,617)

Proceeds from Sale of Property and Equipment

109

17

Business Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(29,808)

(3,551)

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

(39,851)

(10,151)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

Proceeds from (Repayment of) Revolving Credit Facility, net

31,005

(8,801)

Repayments of Term Loan

(2,114)

(1,982)

Issuance of Common Stock

1,486

1,177

Repurchase of Common Stock

(6,683)

(3,049)

Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities

23,694

(12,655)

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash

(625)

(772)

Net Increase in Cash

836

61

Cash at Beginning of Period

560

499

Cash at End of Period

$

1,396

$

560

TRANSCAT, INC.

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation Table

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

Fiscal 2022

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

YTD

Net Income

$

3,688

$

3,015

$

1,629

$

3,048

$

11,380

+ Interest Expense

189

169

194

258

810

+ Other Expense / (Income)

6

81

(58)

114

143

+ Tax Provision

(194)

313

596

1,095

1,810

Operating Income

$

3,689

$

3,578

$

2,361

$

4,515

$

14,143

+ Depreciation & Amortization

1,990

2,141

2,368

2,578

9,077

+ Transaction Expense

-

821

55

26

902

+ Other (Expense) / Income

(6)

(81)

58

(114)

(143)

+ Noncash Stock Compensation

437

620

624

647

2,328

Adjusted EBITDA

$

6,110

$

7,079

$

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