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Alamo Group Announces 2021 First Quarter Results

SEGUIN, Texas, May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE: ALG) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Highlights for the Quarter

  • Record net income for a first quarter of $17.5 million, up 12.5%
  • Net sales for the first quarter of $311.2 million, down 1.0%
    • Industrial Division net sales of $211.9 million, down 7.9%
    • Agricultural Division net sales of $99.3 million, up 17.5%
  • EBITDA for the first quarter of $36.7 million, up 4.9%(1)
  • Record Backlog at $452.5 million, up 94.5% compared to the first quarter of 2020 and up 27.8% compared to year end 2020

Summary of Results

Alamo Group's net sales for the first quarter of 2021 were $311.2 million compared to net sales of $314.4 million in the first quarter of 2020, a decrease of 1.0%.  Net income for the quarter was a record of $17.5 million, or $1.47 per diluted share, compared to $15.5 million, or $1.31 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2020, an increase of 12.5% in net income and 12.2% in net income per diluted share.  The 2020 first quarter results included the negative effects of the non-cash inventory step up charges of approximately $2.0 million on a pre-tax basis related to the October 2019 acquisition of Morbark.

Results by Division

Net sales for Alamo Group's Industrial Division in the first quarter of 2021 were $211.9 million, a decrease of 7.9% compared to net sales of $230.0 million in the first quarter of 2020. The Division's income from operations for the quarter was $16.1 million compared to $18.1 million in the previous year's first quarter, a decrease of 11.2%.  The 2020 first quarter results included the negative effects of the non-cash inventory step up charges of approximately $2.0 million mentioned previously.  The Industrial Division's net sales were off compared to the record level achieved in the first quarter of 2020 due to ongoing impacts of the pandemic on state, county and local government budgets.  Sales were also adversely impacted by COVID-19 related issues in a few of the Company's operations and by supply chain interruptions.

Alamo Group's Agricultural Division net sales in the first quarter of 2021 were $99.3 million compared to net sales of $84.5 million in the first quarter of 2020, an increase of 17.5%.  The Division's income from operations for the quarter was $9.3 million compared to $5.7 million in the previous year's first quarter, an increase of 63.0%.  The Agricultural Division's first quarter results benefited from the overall strengthening of the agricultural market that began in the second half of 2020 and the Company's growth in sales and operating income was achieved despite inflationary pressures and sporadic supply chain limitations.

Comments on Results

Ron Robinson, Alamo Group's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented on the first quarter results as follows,  "We are very pleased with Alamo Group's 2021 first quarter results.  While our sales were slightly below last year's record first quarter levels, our earnings showed solid improvement and finished at record levels for a first quarter helped by lower operating and interest expenses.  This was achieved despite the many challenges that continue to affect us and most industrial equipment manufacturers these days.  These are certainly interesting times with the lingering issues related to the COVID pandemic, a variety of supply chain challenges, disruption with logistics and more inflationary pressure than we have experienced in the last several years.  Yet, despite all of these issues our business is rebounding nicely from the economic downturn that began a little over one year ago spawned by the pandemic.  While the pandemic situation is improving with the availability of various vaccines, its effects on the world are still ongoing.  But, it is pleasing to see the way the economy is returning to a more normal state, certainly aided by significant government stimulus initiatives.

"For Alamo Group this has resulted in bookings that are above pre-pandemic levels.  However there has been a lag in our ability to fully respond to this demand due to the issues mentioned previously.  This has resulted in longer lead times and high levels of backlog for our Company.  We believe these challenges which seem to be affecting our whole industry, will continue to impact our results in the second quarter of this year as much or more than in the first quarter.  But, based on our own operational developments and ongoing discussions with our suppliers we feel the effects of these issues will begin to abate in the second half of 2021.  Therefore, we remain optimistic that our full year 2021 results will show nice improvement as we benefit from the rebounding economy and from the acquisitions we made in 2019 whose contributions were limited by COVID in 2020.

"We are particularly pleased to see the improvements in our Agricultural Division's first quarter results. Market conditions in this sector had been weak for the last several years but started to show improvement in the second half of 2020 despite the pandemic.  Bookings and backlog have continued to rebound helped by improving agricultural commodity prices and higher levels of government subsidies.  All of this came together in the first quarter of 2021 and resulted in over 17% sales growth and 63% improvement in income from operations compared to the previous year's first quarter.  This could have been even better without the delayed sales due to supply chain issues with which we are still contending.  We also feel good about this Division's outlook for the remainder of the year.  With a record backlog, low dealer inventory levels and rising agricultural commodity prices, we feel the upturn in this market should continue well past the current year.

"The outlook for Alamo Group's Industrial Division is also promising.  While sales in the first quarter of 2021 were below last year's record level, with strong and continuing improvements in bookings and backlog we should be back to pre-pandemic levels of operations in the second half of the year assuming we can overcome the variety of supply chain challenges we are facing.  We also look forward to getting the full effect of the major acquisitions we completed in 2019 - Morbark and Dutch Power.  While their contributions were muted in 2020 due to the pandemic, we are pleased they both have seen their bookings rebound nicely and have very strong levels of backlog.  Unfortunately, both have had several cases of COVID within their respective work forces which have caused some operational delays but the outlook remains strong.  And, we will further benefit by a variety of synergies resulting from these acquisitions which have been ongoing in spite of the pandemic challenges.  As part of these initiatives, the consolidation of Dutch Power manufacturing from three plants into two which was announced the fourth quarter of 2020 is on track and will be completed in 2021.  Our Industrial Division should also benefit by the recent economic stimulus package in the U.S.  This will certainly provide needed help to cities, counties and states who are the biggest end users of our Industrial Division's infrastructure maintenance equipment.

"At Alamo Group we are also pleased to see other aspects of our business environment returning to more normal conditions.  During the height of the pandemic we were very focused on cutting costs, managing our assets and paying down debt.  In all of these areas we exceeded our expectations.  But now we are opening up more and starting to return to more normal levels of activity.  We are increasing our capital expenditures to be able to meet the growing demand for our products and do so in a more efficient manner.  We are also looking more actively at new acquisition opportunities as this has been and remains a key component in our ongoing development strategy.

"All in all we are pleased to be moving towards "business as usual" with our markets improving, a strong backlog, contributions from recent acquisitions and our healthy financial position.  The outlook for Alamo Group remains very attractive.

"And, on a personal note, this will be my last quarterly report to shareholders, as I will be retiring this summer as previously announced after more than 21 years as CEO of Alamo Group.  Starting next quarter my successor, Jeff Leonard, will be ably taking over this task as well as the leadership of Alamo Group.  I am very grateful for the support I have received during my years of stewardship and appreciate all the kind sentiments that have been afforded me since announcing my retirement.  I look forward to continuing my association with the Company as an ongoing member of the Board of Directors, but will certainly miss my day-to-day involvement with the great team we have developed over the years.  And, I feel confident I am leaving the Company in very capable hands that will continue to move Alamo Group forward to even greater success.  Again, thank you for your support in this journey, it has been a great trip."

Earnings Conference Call

Alamo Group will host a conference call to discuss the results on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. ET. Hosting the call will be members of senior management.

Individuals wishing to participate in the conference call should dial 800-353-6461 (domestic) or 334-323-0501 (international). For interested individuals unable to join the call, a replay will be available until Thursday, May 13, 2021 by dialing 888-203-1112 (domestic) or 719-457-0820 (internationally), passcode 1046379.

The live broadcast of Alamo Group Inc.'s quarterly conference call will be available online at the Company's website, www.alamo-group.com (under "Investor Relations/Events & Presentations") on Thursday, May 6, 2021, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET. The online replay will follow shortly after the call ends and will be archived on the Company's website for 60 days.

About Alamo Group

Alamo Group is a leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of high quality equipment for infrastructure maintenance, agriculture and other applications. Our products include truck and tractor mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, street sweepers, snow removal equipment, excavators, vacuum trucks, other industrial equipment, agricultural implements, forestry equipment and related after-market parts and services. The Company, founded in 1969, has approximately 4,075 employees and operates 27 plants in North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil as of March 31, 2021.  The corporate offices of Alamo Group Inc. are located in Seguin, Texas.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Among those factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: overall market demand, continuing impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic including more significant supply chain disruptions, reductions in customer demand, sales and profitability declines, operational disruptions, full or partial facility closures, and other similar impacts, inflation, competition, weather, seasonality, currency-related issues, and other risk factors listed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports.  The Company does not undertake any obligation to update the information contained herein, which speaks only as of this date.

(Tables Follow)

(1) This is a non-GAAP financial measure or other information relating to our GAAP financial measures that we have provided to investors in order to allow greater transparency and a deeper understanding of our financial condition and operating results.  For a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure or for a more detailed explanation of financial results, refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measure Reconciliation" below and the Attachments thereto.


 

Alamo Group Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
(Unaudited) 



March 31,
2021

March 31,
2020

ASSETS







Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents


$

105,265




$

84,425



Accounts receivable, net


242,971




248,773



Inventories


250,250




273,648



Other current assets


13,347




17,121



Total current assets


611,833




623,967










Rental equipment, net


39,693




52,045










Property, plant and equipment


152,787




156,380










Goodwill


194,025




195,561



Intangible assets


188,955




202,344



Other non-current assets


18,860




19,579










Total assets


$

1,206,153




$

1,249,876










LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY







Current liabilities:







Trade accounts payable


$

93,899




$

88,891



Income taxes payable


2,749




2,079



Accrued liabilities


60,681




52,923



Current maturities of long-term debt and finance lease obligations


15,078




18,826



Total current liabilities


172,407




162,719










Long-term debt, net of current maturities


338,605




471,429



Long-term tax liability


4,408




6,778



Deferred pension liability


1,475




1,654



Other long-term liabilities


27,600




25,307



Deferred income taxes


19,777




21,580










Total stockholders' equity


641,881




560,409










Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

1,206,153




$

1,249,876



   

 


Alamo Group Inc. and Subsidiaries 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended



3/31/2021


3/31/2020

Net sales:





  Industrial


$

211,911



$

229,975


  Agricultural


99,278



84,473


Total net sales


311,189



314,448







Cost of sales


234,763



235,508


Gross margin


76,426



78,940




24.6

%


25.1

%






Selling, general and administration expense


47,330



51,248


Amortization expense


3,658



3,836


Income from operations


25,438



23,856




8.2

%


7.6

%






Interest expense


(2,613)



(5,519)


Interest income


288



356


Other income (expense)


(630)



2,341







Income before income taxes


22,483



21,034


Provision for income taxes


5,021



5,506







Net Income


$

17,462



$

15,528







Net income per common share:










Basic


$

1.48



$

1.32







Diluted


$

1.47



$

1.31







Average common shares:





Basic


11,820



11,761







Diluted


11,882



11,827







 

Alamo Group Inc.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation

From time to time, Alamo Group Inc. may disclose certain "non-GAAP financial measures" in the course of its earnings releases, earnings conference calls, financial presentations and otherwise.  For these purposes, "GAAP" refers to generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines a "non-GAAP financial measure" as a numerical measure of historical or future financial performance, financial position, or cash flows that is subject to adjustments that effectively exclude or include amounts from the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.  Non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by Alamo Group are provided as additional information to investors in order to provide them with greater transparency about, or an alternative method for assessing, our financial condition and operating results.  These measures are not in accordance with, or a substitute for, GAAP and may be different from, or inconsistent with, non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies.  Whenever we refer to a non-GAAP financial measure, we will also generally present the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, along with a reconciliation of the differences between the non-GAAP financial measure we reference and such comparable GAAP financial measure.

Attachment 1 discloses Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS,  related to the impact of the step-up inventory charge at Morbark, all of which are non-GAAP financial measures. Attachment 2 discloses a non-GAAP financial presentation related to the impact of currency translation on net sales by division. Attachment 3 shows the net change in our total debt net of cash and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") and Adjusted EBITDA excluding the impact of the step-up inventory charge at Morbark, all of which are non-GAAP financial measures. The Company considers this information useful to investors to allow better comparability of period-to-period operating performance. 

Attachment 1


Alamo Group Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Reconciliation
(in thousands, except per share numbers)
(Unaudited)


Impact of step-up inventory charge at Morbark








Three Months Ended



March 31,



2021


2020






Operating Income - GAAP


$

25,438



$

23,856


 (add: acquisition inventory step-up charge)




1,951


Adjusted Operating Income - non-GAAP


$

25,438



$

25,807







Net Income - GAAP


$

17,462



$

15,528


 (add: acquisition inventory step-up charge)




1,440


Acquisition Adjusted Net Income - non-GAAP


$

17,462



$

16,968







Diluted EPS - GAAP


$

1.47



$

1.31


 (add: acquisition inventory step-up charge)




0.12


              Acquisition Adjusted Diluted EPS - non-GAAP


$

1.47



$

1.43


 

Attachment 2


Alamo Group Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Reconciliation
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)


Impact of Currency Translation on Net Sales by Division












Three Months Ended

March 31,




Change due to currency translation


2021


2020


% change from
2020


$


%











Industrial

$

211,911



$

229,975



(7.9)

%


$

3,037



1.3

%

Agricultural

99,278



84,473



17.5

%


1,667



2.0

%

Total net sales

$

311,189



$

314,448



(1.0)

%


$

4,704



1.5

%































 

Attachment 3


Alamo Group Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Reconciliation
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)


Consolidated Net Change of Total Debt, Net of Cash



March 31, 2021


March 31, 2020


Net Change








Current maturities


$

15,078



$

18,826




Long-term debt, net of current


338,605



471,429




Total debt


$

353,683



$

490,255











Total cash


105,265



84,425




     Total Debt Net of Cash


$

248,418



$

405,830



$

(157,412)









 

EBITDA



Three Months Ended


Trailing Twelve Months Ended



March 31, 2021


March 31, 2020


March 31, 2021


December 31, 2020










Income from operations


$

25,438



$

23,856



$

94,747



$

93,165


Depreciation


7,454



7,140



29,408



29,094


Amortization


3,825



4,003



15,202



15,380


     EBITDA


$

36,717



$

34,999



$

139,357



$

137,639











 

Adjusted EBITDA



Three Months Ended


Trailing Twelve Months Ended



March 31, 2021


March 31, 2020


March 31, 2021


December 31, 2020










Income from operations


$

25,438



$

23,856



$

94,747



$

93,165


   adjust: acquisition inventory step-up charge




1,951



2,879



4,830


   adjust: redundancy costs






2,730



2,730


     Adjusted Income from operations


$

25,438



$

25,807



$

100,356



$

100,725


   Depreciation


7,454



7,140



29,408



29,094


   Amortization


3,825



4,003



15,202



15,380


     Adjusted EBITDA


$

36,717



$

36,950



$

144,966



$

145,199











 

 

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