Miller Industries Reports 2020 First Quarter Results

|May 6|magazine22 min read

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Miller Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MLR) (the "Company") today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

For the first quarter of 2020, net sales were $176.1 million, a decrease of 10.7%, compared to $197.2 million for the first quarter of 2019. Net income in the first quarter of 2020 was $5.4 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, a decrease of 37.3%, compared to net income of $8.7 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, in the prior year period.

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2020 was $18.5 million, or 10.5% of net sales, compared to $22.6 million, or 11.5% of net sales, for the first quarter of 2019. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $11.0 million, or 6.2% of net sales, compared to $10.2 million, or 5.2% of net sales, in the prior year period.

The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per share, payable June 15, 2020 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 8, 2020, the thirty-eighth consecutive quarter that the Company has paid a dividend.

Jeffrey I. Badgley, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company stated, "First and foremost, our thoughts are with all those affected by COVID-19 and the Miller Industries team would like to thank all essential workers for their continued dedication during these unprecedented times. During March, we implemented several safety measures and initiated a contingency plan to ensure the health and safety of our workforce, suppliers, and customers and adjusted our operations accordingly, which necessitated a temporary shutdown at our manufacturing facilities. Our first quarter revenue declined by 10.7% year-over-year due to such production modifications and shutdown, as well as disruptions in our supply chain and delayed deliveries associated with the COVID-19 pandemic during the last few weeks of March. We have adjusted our business operations in order to resume production. Miller Industries has been classified as an essential business and will continue to provide best-in-class products to our customers in order to keep the economy moving forward during this challenging time."

Mr. Badgley continued, "During the first quarter, our international business performance was strong on a sequential basis, driven by favorable contract delivery timing, while domestic performance was negatively impacted due to a slowdown in deliveries to our distribution partners as certain tradeshow events were cancelled and the nation initiated travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, our balance sheet and liquidity are strong and we are confident in our ability to navigate the business through this crisis. As we move into the second quarter, we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and attempt to actively mitigate any future impacts on our business that are under our control."

In conjunction with this release, the Company will host a conference call, which will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet. Management will host the call, which is scheduled for tomorrow, May 7, 2020, at 10:00 AM ET. Listeners can access the conference call live and archived over the Internet through a link at:

https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1034/34527

Please allow 15 minutes prior to the call to visit the site, download, and install any necessary audio software. A replay of this call will be available approximately one hour after the live call ends through May 14, 2020. The replay number is 1-844-512-2921, Passcode 1503208.

Miller Industries is The World's Largest Manufacturer of Towing and Recovery Equipment®, and markets its towing and recovery equipment under a number of well-recognized brands, including Century®, Vulcan®, Chevron™, Holmes®, Challenger®, Champion®, Jige™, Boniface™, Titan® and Eagle®.

Certain statements in this news release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "continue," "future," "potential," "believe," "project," "plan," "intend," "seek," "estimate," "predict," "expect," "anticipate" and similar expressions, or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements also include the assumptions underlying or relating to any of the foregoing statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on our management's beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, our management. Our actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements due to, among other things: the effects of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 on our revenues, results of operations and financial condition; the cyclical nature of our industry and changes in consumer confidence; economic and market conditions; our dependence upon outside suppliers for our raw materials, including aluminum, steel, petroleum-related products and other purchased component parts; changes in price and availability (including as a result of the imposition of additional tariffs and the impact of the outbreak of COVID-19) of aluminum, steel, petroleum-related products and other purchased component parts; delays in receiving supplies of such materials or parts; our customers' access to capital and credit to fund purchases; operational challenges caused by our increased sales volumes; various political, economic and other uncertainties relating to our international operations, including restrictive taxation and foreign currency fluctuation; special risks from our sales to U.S. and other governmental entities through prime contractors; our ability to secure new government orders; changes in fuel and other transportation costs, insurance costs and weather conditions; changes in government regulation; failure to comply with domestic and foreign anti-corruption laws; competition and our ability to attract or retain customers; our ability to develop or acquire proprietary products and technology; assertions against us relating to intellectual property rights; problems hiring or retaining skilled labor; a disruption in, or breach in security of, our information technology systems or any violation of data protection laws; changes in the tax regimes and related government policies and regulations in the countries in which we operate; the effects of regulations relating to conflict minerals; the catastrophic loss of one of our manufacturing facilities; environmental and health and safety liabilities and requirements; loss of the services of our key executives; product warranty or product liability claims in excess of our insurance coverage; potential recalls of components or parts manufactured for us by suppliers or potential recalls of defective products; an inability to acquire insurance at commercially reasonable rates; and those other risks referenced herein, and those risks discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those risks discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, as supplemented in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, which discussion is incorporated herein by this reference. Such factors are not exclusive. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by, or on behalf of, our company.

 

Miller Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited)











Three Months Ended



March 31 








%



2020



2019


Change

NET SALES

$

176,054


$

197,213


-10.7%









COSTS OF OPERATIONS


157,516



174,616


-9.8%









GROSS PROFIT


18,538



22,597


-18.0%









OPERATING EXPENSES:








Selling, General and Administrative Expenses


10,974



10,215


7.4%









NON-OPERATING (INCOME) EXPENSES:








Interest Expense, Net


359



668


-46.3%









Other (Income) Expense, Net


91



254


-64.2%









Total Expense, Net


11,424



11,137


2.6%









INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES


7,114



11,460


-37.9%









INCOME TAX PROVISION


1,683



2,800


-39.9%









NET INCOME

$

5,431


$

8,660


-37.3%

















BASIC INCOME PER COMMON SHARE

$

0.48


$

0.76


-36.8%









CASH DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER COMMON SHARE

$

0.18


$

0.18


0.0%

















WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING:








Basic


11,405



11,400


0.0%

 

 

Miller Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited)









March 31, 



December 31, 



2020



2019

ASSETS






CURRENT ASSETS:






Cash and temporary investments

$

43,094


$

26,072

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,150 and $1,106 at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively


168,900



168,619

Inventories, net


92,641



87,965

Prepaid expenses


7,720



4,796

Total current assets


312,355



287,452

NONCURRENT ASSETS:






Property, plant and equipment, net


91,984



90,735

Right-of-use assets - operating leases


1,546



1,640

Goodwill


11,619



11,619

Other assets


382



521

TOTAL ASSETS

$

417,886


$

391,967







LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






CURRENT LIABILITIES:






Accounts payable

$

96,787


$

95,750

Accrued liabilities


24,414



27,813

Current portion of operating lease obligation


315



330

Current portion of finance lease obligation


21



21

Long-term obligations due within one year


276



368

Total current liabilities


121,813



124,282

NONCURRENT LIABILITIES:






Long-term obligations


29,998



4,998

Noncurrent portion of operating lease obligation


1,229



1,307

Noncurrent portion of finance lease obligation


32



37

Deferred income tax liabilities


3,387



3,416

Total liabilities


156,459



134,040







SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:






Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized, none issued or outstanding




Common stock, $0.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized, 11,405,468 and 11,400,102, outstanding at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively


114



114

Additional paid-in capital


151,249



151,055

Accumulated surplus


115,639



112,261

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(5,575)



(5,503)

Total shareholders' equity


261,427



257,927

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

417,886


$

391,967

 

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SOURCE Miller Industries, Inc.