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Press Release

11/6/2012
SL Industries Announces 2012 Third Quarter Results

MT. LAUREL, N.J., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SL INDUSTRIES, INC. (NYSE AMEX: SLI); ("SLI" or the "Company")  operating results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2012 are summarized in the following paragraphs. Please read the Company's Form 10-Q, which can be found at www.slindustries.com, for a full discussion of the operating results.

Net sales from continuing operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, were $50.9 million, down 2% compared with net sales from continuing operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 of $52.1 million.

Income from continuing operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 was $2.9 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, compared to income from continuing operations of $2.5 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. Included in income from continuing operations during the third quarter of 2012 was $0.9 million of restructuring costs, which was partially offset by a $0.3 million non-cash unrealized gain on foreign exchange contracts. Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 was $2.4 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.3 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 included a net loss from discontinued operations of $0.5 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to a net loss from discontinued operations of $0.3 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the third quarter 2011. The net losses from discontinued operations for the third quarter of 2012 and 2011 primarily related to after tax charges for environmental remediation and legal expenses related to environmental remediation.

The Company generated Adjusted EBITDA of $5.3 million for the third quarter of 2012, as compared to $4.5 million for the same period in 2011, an increase of $0.8 million, or 18%.  See "Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measurements" below for the definition of Adjusted EBITDA.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, net sales from continuing operations were $149.1 million, down 7% compared with net sales from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 of $161.0 million.

For the first nine months of 2012, net income from continuing operations was $5.7 million, or $1.30 per diluted share, compared to net income from continuing operations of $9.8 million, or $2.14 per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.

Net income for the first nine months ended September 30, 2012 was $4.8 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, compared to net income of $9.9 million, or $2.17 per diluted share, for the first nine months ended September 30, 2011.  Net income for the first nine months ended September 30, 2012 included a net loss from discontinued operations of $0.9 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to net income from discontinued operations of $0.1 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the first nine months ended September 30, 2011. The net loss from discontinued operations for the first nine months of 2012 primarily related to after tax charges for environmental remediation and legal expenses. Net income from discontinued operations for the first nine months ended September 30, 2011 was generated by a $0.8 million non-cash gain from a tax settlement associated with the company's German subsidiary, which was sold in January 2003, partially off-set by losses related to environmental remediation, net of tax.

The Company generated Adjusted EBITDA of $13.3 million for the nine months ended 2012, as compared to $16.8 million for the same period in 2011, a decrease of $3.5 million, or 21%.  See "Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measurements" below for the definition of Adjusted EBITDA.

Financial Summary

SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS








September 30,


December 31,



2012


2011



(In thousands)



(Unaudited)



ASSETS





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$ 1,783


$ 5,632

Receivables, net


32,332


31,141

Inventories, net


23,148


22,599

Other current assets


7,906


6,740

Total current assets


65,169


66,112

Property, plant and equipment, net


9,707


9,416

Intangible assets, net


25,562


25,967

Other assets and deferred charges, net


9,804


9,731

Total assets


$ 110,242


$ 111,226






LIABILITIES & SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY





Current liabilities


$ 32,391


$ 31,708

Long-term liabilities


22,094


22,661

Shareholders' equity


55,757


56,857

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$ 110,242


$ 111,226

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(UNAUDITED)












Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



September 30,


September 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011



(In thousands, except per share amounts)










Net sales


$50,886


$52,092


$149,125


$160,952

Cost and expenses:









Cost of products sold


34,572


36,011


101,099


108,720

Engineering and product development


3,182


3,447


9,157


9,933

Selling, general and administrative


8,081


8,440


27,729


25,908

Depreciation and amortization


666


656


2,038


2,200

Restructuring charges


852


0


852


0

Total cost and expenses


47,353


48,554


140,875


146,761

Income from operations


3,533


3,538


8,250


14,191










Other income (expense):









Amortization of deferred financing costs


(46)


(32)


(118)


(185)

Interest income


1


0


4


1

Interest expense


(8)


(33)


(39)


(171)

Other gain (loss), net


312


0


142


0

Fire related gain


0


0


0


277

Income from continuing operations before income taxes


3,792


3,473


8,239


14,113

Income tax provision


927


936


2,520


4,358

Income from continuing operations


2,865


2,537


5,719


9,755

(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax


(464)


(261)


(902)


142

Net income


$2,401


$2,276


$4,817


$9,897










Basic net income (loss) per common share









Income from continuing operations


$0.69


$0.56


$1.31


$2.16

(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax


(0.11)


(0.06)


(0.21)


0.03

Net income


$0.58


$0.50


$1.10


$2.19










Diluted net income (loss) per common share









Income from continuing operations


$0.69


$0.55


$1.30


$2.14

(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax


(0.11)


(0.05)


(0.20)


0.03

Net income


$0.58


$0.50


$1.10


$2.17










Shares used in computing basic net income (loss)









per common share


4,121


4,556


4,375


4,524

Shares used in computing diluted net income (loss)









per common share


4,133


4,591


4,390


4,570



















CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(UNAUDITED)












Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



September 30,


September 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011



(In thousands)






Net income


$2,401


$2,276


$4,817


$9,897

Other comprehensive income, net of tax:









Foreign currency translation


28


(154)


(66)


(52)

Comprehensive income


$2,429


$2,122


$4,751


$9,845

 

Division Results
(Unaudited)









Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



September 30,


September 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011



(In thousands)

Net sales









SLPE


$ 21,194


$ 24,314


$ 58,361


$ 68,620

High Power Group


15,620


14,057


47,091


48,943

SL-MTI


9,490


8,498


28,166


26,916

RFL


4,582


5,223


15,507


16,473

Net sales


50,886


52,092


149,125


160,952










Income from operations









SLPE


1,144


1,954


1,412


6,324

High Power Group


1,499


1,086


4,449


5,584

SL-MTI


1,875


1,361


5,019


4,612

RFL


153


639


1,789


1,972

Unallocated Corporate Expenses


(1,138)


(1,502)


(4,419)


(4,301)

Income from operations


3,533


3,538


8,250


14,191










Other income (expense):









Amortization of deferred financing costs


(46)


(32)


(118)


(185)

Interest income


1


-


4


1

Interest expense


(8)


(33)


(39)


(171)

Other gain (loss), net


312


-


142


-

Fire related gain


-


-


-


277

Income from continuing operations before income taxes


$ 3,792


$ 3,473


$ 8,239


$ 14,113

Supplemental Non-GAAP Disclosures
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



September 30,


September 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011



(In thousands)










Income from continuing operations


$ 2,865


$ 2,537


$ 5,719


$ 9,755










Add (deduct):









Interest income


(1)


-


(4)


(1)

Interest expense


8


33


39


171

Income tax provision


927


936


2,520


4,358

Depreciation and amortization


666


656


2,038


2,200

Amortization of deferred financing costs


46


32


118


185

EBITDA


4,511


4,194


10,430


16,668










Non-cash stock-based compensation expense


165


256


909


429

Restructuring charges


852


-


852


-

China investigation costs


34


-


836


-

Direct acquisition costs


10


-


432


-

Unrealized (gain) loss on foreign exchange contracts


(312)


-


(142)


-

Fire related gain


-


-


-


(277)

Adjusted EBITDA


$ 5,260


$ 4,450


$ 13,317


$ 16,820

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measurements

The financial data contained in this press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including "EBITDA" and "Adjusted EBITDA".  The Company is presenting EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA because it believes that it provides useful information to investors about SLI, its business and its financial condition. The Company defines EBITDA as net income from continuing operations before the effects of interest income, interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and the amortization of deferred financing costs. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA before the effects of certain items, including China investigation costs, non-cash stock-based compensation expense, direct acquisition costs, unrealized loss on foreign exchange contracts, and fire related gains. The Company believes EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful to investors because they are key measures used by the Company's Board of Directors and management to evaluate its business, including internal management reporting, budgeting and forecasting processes, in comparing operating results across the business, as an internal profitability measure, as a component in evaluating the ability and the desirability of making capital expenditures and significant acquisitions, and as an element in determining executive compensation.

However, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measures of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP"), and the items excluded from EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing financial performance. Therefore, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered a substitute for net income (loss) or cash flows from operating, investing, or financing activities. Because EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are calculated before recurring cash items, including interest income, interest expense, and income taxes, and is not adjusted for capital expenditures or other recurring cash requirements of the business, it should not be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to invest in the growth of the business. There are a number of material limitations to the use of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as an analytical tool, including the following:

  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the Company's interest income and interest expense;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the Company's income tax expense or the cash requirements to pay its income taxes;
  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash expenses in the period recorded, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the cash requirements for such replacement; and
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not include discontinued operations.

The Company compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on its GAAP financial measures and by using EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental information. The Company believes that consideration of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, together with a careful review of its GAAP financial measures, is the most informed method of analyzing SLI.

The Company reconciles EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to net income from continuing operations, and that reconciliation is set forth below.  Because EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not a measurement determined in accordance with GAAP and is susceptible to varying calculations, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. Revenues and expenses are measured in accordance with the policies and procedures described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

About SL Industries, Inc.

SL Industries, Inc., designs, manufactures and markets power electronics, motion control, power protection, power quality electromagnetic and specialized communication equipment that is used in a variety of medical, commercial and military aerospace, solar, computer, datacom, industrial, telecom, transportation, utility, rail and highway equipment applications.  For more information about SL Industries, Inc. and its products, please visit the Company's web site at www.slindustries.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict.  Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including those described above and the following:  the effectiveness of the cost reduction initiatives undertaken by the Company, changes in demand for the Company's products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing, constraints on supplies of critical components, excess or shortage of production capacity, difficulties encountered in the integration of acquired businesses and other risks discussed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports.  In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions.  Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

Contact
SL Industries, Inc.
Louis J. Belardi
Chief Financial Officer
E-mail:  louis.belardi@slindustries.com
Phone:  856.727.1500  x5525 

SOURCE SL Industries, Inc.