RBC Bearings Incorporated Announces Fiscal 2023 Third Quarter Results

OXFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RBC Bearings Incorporated (NYSE: RBC, RBCP), a leading international manufacturer of highly engineered precision bearings, components and essential systems for the industrial, defense and aerospace industries, today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2023.

Key Highlights

  • Third quarter net sales of $351.6 million increased 31.7% over last year; organic net sales up 12.7%.
  • Industrial segment third quarter organic net sales up 11.8% year over year and Aerospace/Defense segment third quarter net sales up 13.2%.
  • Third quarter net income as a percentage of net sales of 10.3% vs 0.2% last year; adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net sales of 29.4% vs 26.7% last year.
  • Term loan principal reduction of $60.0 million in the third quarter; $350.0 million from November 2021 to January 2023.

Third Quarter Financial Highlights

($ in millions)

Fiscal 2023

 

Fiscal 2022

 

Change

GAAP

Adjusted (1)

GAAP

Adjusted (1)

GAAP

Adjusted (1)

Net sales

$

351.6

 

 

$

267.0

 

 

31.7

%

 

Gross margin

$

146.0

 

$

146.0

 

$

93.3

 

$

100.3

 

56.5

%

45.6

%

Gross margin %

 

41.5

%

 

41.5

%

 

35.0

%

 

37.6

%

 

 

Operating income

$

70.4

 

$

71.6

 

$

15.9

 

$

46.3

 

343.7

%

54.7

%

Operating income %

 

20.0

%

 

20.4

%

 

5.9

%

 

17.3

%

 

 

Net income

$

36.3

 

$

53.3

 

$

0.5

 

$

40.6

 

6,541.8

%

31.6

%

Net income/(loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

30.6

 

$

47.7

 

$

(5.2

)

$

34.8

 

687.5

%

37.0

%

Diluted EPS

$

1.05

 

$

1.64

 

$

(0.18

)

$

1.20

 

683.3

%

36.7

%

(1) Results exclude items in reconciliation below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Month Financial Highlights

($ in millions)

Fiscal 2023

 

Fiscal 2022

 

Change

GAAP

Adjusted (1)

GAAP

Adjusted (1)

GAAP

Adjusted (1)

Net sales

$

1,074.9

 

 

$

584.1

 

 

84.0

%

 

Gross margin

$

438.3

 

$

438.3

 

$

219.6

 

$

227.5

 

99.6

%

92.7

%

Gross margin %

 

40.8

%

 

40.8

%

 

37.6

%

 

38.9

%

 

 

Operating income

$

206.9

 

$

215.9

 

$

61.8

 

$

96.2

 

235.0

%

124.5

%

Operating income %

 

19.2

%

 

20.1

%

 

10.6

%

 

16.5

%

 

 

Net income

$

117.5

 

$

172.8

 

$

23.2

 

$

102.0

 

405.8

%

69.4

%

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

100.3

 

$

155.6

 

$

17.0

 

$

95.8

 

491.1

%

62.5

%

Diluted EPS

$

3.45

 

$

5.36

 

$

0.63

 

$

3.58

 

447.6

%

49.7

%

(1) Results exclude items in reconciliation below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We are pleased with our top- and bottom-line results during the third quarter and our overall performance throughout the fiscal year,” said Dr. Michael J. Hartnett, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Net sales were in line with our expectations, and we continued to experience strong year-over-year revenue growth in both our Industrial and Aerospace/Defense sectors. For the remainder of the fiscal year, we remain confident in our ability to continue to navigate dynamic economic challenges and deliver sustainable growth.”

Third Quarter Results

Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 were $351.6 million, an increase of 31.7% from $267.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2022. Excluding Dodge, organic net sales increased 12.7% year over year. Net sales for our Industrial segment increased 41.6%, while net sales for our Aerospace/Defense segment increased 13.2%. Gross margin for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 was $146.0 million compared to $93.3 million for the same period last year.

SG&A for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 was $56.8 million, an increase of $15.1 million from $41.7 million for the same period last year. As a percentage of net sales, SG&A was 16.1% for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 compared to 15.6% for the same period last year.

Other operating expenses for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 totaled $18.9 million compared to $35.8 million for the same period last year. For the third quarter of fiscal 2023, other operating expenses included $17.4 million of amortization of intangible assets, $1.2 million of Dodge TSA costs and other costs associated with the Dodge acquisition, and $0.3 million of other items. For the third quarter of fiscal 2022, other operating expenses included $23.5 million of costs associated with the Dodge acquisition, $12.1 million of amortization of intangible assets, and $0.2 million of other items.

Operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 was $70.4 million compared to $15.9 million for the same period last year. Excluding approximately $1.2 million of acquisition-related costs, adjusted operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 was $71.6 million; excluding $30.4 million of acquisition costs, adjusted operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 was $46.3 million. Adjusted operating income as a percentage of net sales was 20.4% for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 compared to 17.3% for the same period last year.

Interest expense, net, was $20.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 compared to $11.9 million for the same period last year.

Income tax expense for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 was $11.7 million compared to $2.1 million for the same period last year. The effective income tax rate for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 was 24.4% compared to 79.2% for the same period last year. The fiscal 2023 third quarter income tax expense included $0.3 million of tax benefits from stock-based compensation offset by $0.2 million of other items. Income tax expense for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 included $0.5 million of tax benefits from stock-based compensation offset by $0.1 million of other items. The tax rate for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 was negatively impacted by the inclusion of certain pre-tax acquisition-related charges that are not deductible for tax purposes.

Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 was $36.3 million compared to $0.5 million for the same period last year. On an adjusted basis, net income was $53.3 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 compared to $40.6 million for the same period last year. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 was $30.6 million compared to a net loss of $5.2 million for the same period last year. On an adjusted basis, net income attributable to common stockholders for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 was $47.7 million compared to $34.8 million for the same period last year.

Diluted EPS for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 was $1.05 compared to a loss of $0.18 for the same period last year. On an adjusted basis, diluted EPS was $1.64 for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 compared to $1.20 for the same period last year.

Backlog as of December 31, 2022 was $613.6 million compared to $552.7 million as of January 1, 2022 and $653.2 million as of October 1, 2022.

Outlook for the Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2023

The Company expects net sales to be approximately $375.0 million to $385.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023, compared to $358.9 million last year, a growth rate of 4.5% to 7.3%.

Live Webcast

RBC Bearings Incorporated will host a webcast on Friday, February 10th at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the quarterly results. To access the webcast, go to the investor relations portion of the Company’s website, www.rbcbearings.com, and click on the webcast icon. If you do not have access to the Internet and wish to listen to the call, dial 877-407-4019 (international callers dial +1 201-689-8337) and provide conference ID # 13735439. An audio replay of the call will be available from 2:00 p.m. ET February 10th, 2023, until 2:00 p.m. ET February 24th, 2023. The replay can be accessed by dialing 877-660-6853 (international callers dial +1 201-612-7415) and providing conference ID # 13735439. Investors are advised to dial into the call at least ten minutes prior to the call to register.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to disclosing results of operations that are determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release also discloses non-GAAP results of operations that exclude certain items. These non-GAAP measures adjust for items that management believes are unusual. Management believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP measures provides useful information to investors regarding the Company’s results of operations, as these non-GAAP measures allow investors to better evaluate ongoing business performance. Investors should consider non-GAAP measures in addition to, not as a substitute for, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures disclosed in this press release with the most comparable GAAP measures are included in the financial table attached to this press release.

Adjusted Operating Income

Adjusted operating income excludes acquisition expenses including the impact of acquisition-related fair value adjustments in connection with purchase, restructuring and other similar charges, gains or losses on extinguishment of debt, and other non-operational, non-cash or non-recurring losses. We believe that adjusted operating income is useful in assessing our financial performance by excluding items that are not indicative of our core operating performance or that may obscure trends useful in evaluating our continuing results of operations.

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share

Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share (calculated on a diluted basis) exclude non-cash expenses for amortization related to acquired intangible assets, stock compensation, amortization of deferred finance fees, acquisition expenses including the impact of acquisition-related fair value adjustments in connection with purchase, restructuring and other similar charges, gains or losses on divestitures, discontinued operations, gains or losses on extinguishment of debt, and other non-operational, non-cash or non-recurring losses, net of their income tax impact. We believe that adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share are useful in assessing our financial performance by excluding items that are not indicative of our core operating performance or that may obscure trends useful in evaluating our continuing results of operations.

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA is the term we use to describe net income adjusted for the items summarized in the “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” table below. Adjusted EBITDA is intended to show our unleveraged, pre-tax operating results and therefore reflects our financial performance based on operational factors, excluding non-operational, non-cash or non-recurring losses or gains. In view of our debt level, it is also provided to aid investors in understanding our compliance with our debt covenants. Management and various investors use the ratio of total debt less cash to Adjusted EBITDA, or “net debt leverage,” as a measure of our financial strength and ability to incur incremental indebtedness when making investment decisions and evaluating us against peers. Lastly, management and various investors use the ratio of the change in Adjusted EBITDA divided by the change in net sales (referred to as “incremental margin” in the case of an increase in net sales or “decremental margin” in the case of a decrease in net sales) as an additional measure of our financial performance and utilize it when making investment decisions and evaluating us against peers.

Adjusted EBITDA is not a presentation made in accordance with GAAP, and our definition of Adjusted EBITDA may vary from the definition used by others in our industry. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income, income from operations, or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA has important limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. For example, Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect: (a) our capital expenditures, future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments; (b) changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; (c) the significant interest expenses, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our debt; (d) tax payments that represent a reduction in cash available to us; (e) any cash requirements for the assets being depreciated and amortized that may have to be replaced in the future; or (f) the impact of earnings or charges resulting from matters that we and the lenders under our credit agreement may not consider indicative of our ongoing operations. In particular, our definition of Adjusted EBITDA adds back certain non-cash, non-operating or non-recurring charges that are deducted in calculating net income, even though these are expenses that may recur or vary greatly, are difficult to predict, and can represent the effect of long-term strategies as opposed to short-term results. In addition, certain of these expenses can represent the reduction of cash that could be used for other corporate purposes. Further, although not included in the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA below, the measure may at times (i) include estimated cost savings and operating synergies related to operational changes ranging from acquisitions to dispositions to restructurings and/or (ii) exclude one-time transition expenditures that we anticipate we will need to incur to realize cost savings before such savings have occurred.

About RBC Bearings

RBC Bearings Incorporated is an international manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered precision bearings, components and essential systems. Founded in 1919, the Company is primarily focused on producing highly technical or regulated bearing products and components requiring sophisticated design, testing, and manufacturing capabilities for the diversified industrial, aerospace and defense markets. The Company is headquartered in Oxford, Connecticut.

Safe Harbor for Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release contain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including the following: the section of this press release entitled “Outlook”; any projections of earnings, revenue or other financial items relating to the Company, any statement of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning proposed future growth rates in the markets we serve; any statements of belief; any characterization of and the Company’s ability to control contingent liabilities; anticipated trends in the Company’s businesses; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Forward-looking statements may include the words “may,” “would,” “estimate,” “intend,” “continue,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” and other similar words. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Our future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and to inherent risks and uncertainties beyond the control of the Company. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties relating to general economic conditions, the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical factors, future levels of aerospace/defense and industrial market activity, future financial performance, our debt level, the integration of the Dodge acquisition, market acceptance of new or enhanced versions of the Company’s products, the pricing of raw materials, changes in the competitive environments in which the Company’s businesses operate, the outcome of pending or future litigation and governmental proceedings and approvals, estimated legal costs, increases in interest rates, tax legislation and changes, our ability to meet our debt obligations, the Company’s ability to acquire and integrate complementary businesses, and risks and uncertainties listed or disclosed in the our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the risks identified under the heading “Risk Factors” set forth in the Company’s most recent Annual Report filed on Form 10-K/A. The Company does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update or alter any forward-looking statements.

RBC Bearings Incorporated
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

December 31,

 

January 1,

 

December 31,

 

January 1,

 

2022

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2022

Net sales

$

351,625

$

266,953

 

$

1,074,872

$

584,058

Cost of sales

 

205,585

 

173,608

 

 

636,533

 

364,476

Gross margin

 

146,040

 

93,345

 

 

438,339

 

219,582

 
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative

 

56,782

 

41,702

 

 

170,129

 

113,137

Other, net

 

18,866

 

35,778

 

 

61,331

 

44,693

Total operating expenses

 

75,648

 

77,480

 

 

231,460

 

157,830

 
Operating income

 

70,392

 

15,865

 

 

206,879

 

61,752

 
Interest expense, net

 

20,901

 

11,848

 

 

55,032

 

27,937

Other non-operating expense

 

1,539

 

1,395

 

 

2,490

 

639

Income before income taxes

 

47,952

 

2,622

 

 

149,357

 

33,176

Provision for income taxes

 

11,688

 

2,076

 

 

31,853

 

9,944

Net income

 

36,264

 

546

 

 

117,504

 

23,232

Preferred stock dividends

 

5,686

 

5,751

 

 

17,186

 

6,261

Net income/(loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

30,578

$

(5,205

)

$

100,318

$

16,971

 
Net income/(loss) per share attributable to common stockholders:
Basic

$

1.06

$

(0.18

)

$

3.49

$

0.64

Diluted

$

1.05

$

(0.18

)

$

3.45

$

0.63

 
Weighted average common shares:
Basic

 

28,805,305

 

28,618,495

 

 

28,744,732

 

26,379,984

Diluted

 

29,120,318

 

28,618,495

 

 

29,053,608

 

26,757,811

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

Reconciliation of Reported Gross Margin to

December 31,

 

January 1,

 

December 31,

 

January 1,

Adjusted Gross Margin:

 

2022

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2022

Reported gross margin

$

146,040

$

93,345

 

$

438,339

$

219,582

Inventory step-up

 

 

6,977

 

 

 

6,977

Restructuring and consolidation

 

 

 

 

 

929

Adjusted gross margin

$

146,040

$

100,322

 

$

438,339

$

227,488

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

Reconciliation of Reported Operating Income to

December 31,

 

January 1,

 

December 31,

 

January 1,

Adjusted Operating Income:

 

2022

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2022

Reported operating income

$

70,392

$

15,865

 

$

206,879

$

61,752

Inventory step-up

 

 

6,977

 

 

 

6,977

Transaction and related costs

 

6

 

20,141

 

 

73

 

21,574

Transition services

 

1,241

 

3,325

 

 

8,945

 

3,325

Restructuring and consolidation

 

 

 

 

17

 

2,544

Adjusted operating income

$

71,639

$

46,308

 

$

215,914

$

96,172

Reconciliation of Reported Net Income attributable to

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

Common Stockholders to Adjusted Net Income Attributable

December 31,

 

January 1,

 

December 31,

 

January 1,

to Common Stockholders:

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

Reported net income

$

36,264

 

$

546

 

$

117,504

 

$

23,232

 

Inventory step-up

 

 

 

6,977

 

 

 

 

6,977

 

Transaction and related costs

 

6

 

 

22,217

 

 

73

 

 

39,120

 

Transition services

 

1,241

 

 

3,325

 

 

8,945

 

 

3,325

 

Restructuring and consolidation

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

2,544

 

Foreign exchange translation loss/(gain)

 

 

 

1

 

 

(417

)

 

93

 

M&A related amortization

 

16,276

 

 

11,464

 

 

48,832

 

 

15,599

 

Stock compensation expense

 

2,874

 

 

4,544

 

 

11,047

 

 

28,499

 

Amortization of deferred finance fees

 

1,826

 

 

773

 

 

6,164

 

 

985

 

Tax impact of adjustments and other tax matters

 

(5,141

)

 

(9,296

)

 

(19,362

)

 

(18,341

)

Adjusted net income

$

53,346

 

$

40,551

 

$

172,803

 

$

102,033

 

 
Preferred stock dividends

 

5,686

 

 

5,751

 

 

17,186

 

 

6,261

 

 
Adjusted net income attributable to common stockholders

$

47,660

 

$

34,800

 

$

155,617

 

$

95,772

 

 
 
Adjusted net income per common share attributable
to common stockholders:
Basic

$

1.65

 

$

1.22

 

$

5.41

 

$

3.63

 

Diluted

$

1.64

 

$

1.20

 

$

5.36

 

$

3.58

 

 
Weighted average common shares:
Basic

 

28,805,305

 

 

28,618,495

 

 

28,744,732

 

 

26,379,984

 

Diluted

 

29,120,318

 

 

29,011,478

 

 

29,053,608

 

 

26,757,811

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

Reconciliation of Reported Net Income to

December 31,

 

January 1,

 

December 31,

 

January 1,

Adjusted EBITDA:

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

Reported net income

$

36,264

 

$

546

 

$

117,504

 

$

23,232

 

Interest expense, net

 

20,901

 

 

11,848

 

 

55,032

 

 

27,937

 

Provision for income taxes

 

11,688

 

 

2,076

 

 

31,853

 

 

9,944

 

Stock compensation expense

 

2,874

 

 

4,544

 

 

11,047

 

 

28,499

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

28,743

 

 

20,498

 

 

85,811

 

 

37,355

 

Other non-operating expense

 

1,539

 

 

1,395

 

 

2,490

 

 

639

 

Inventory step-up

 

 

 

6,977

 

 

 

 

6,977

 

Transaction and related costs

 

6

 

 

20,141

 

 

73

 

 

21,574

 

Transition services

 

1,241

 

 

3,325

 

 

8,945

 

 

3,325

 

Restructuring and consolidation

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

2,544

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

103,256

 

$

71,350

 

$

312,772

 

$

162,026

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

December 31,

 

January 1,

 

December 31,

 

January 1,

Selected Financial Data:

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

Cash provided by operating activities

$

60,878

 

$

39,952

 

$

149,258

 

$

133,426

 

 
Capital expenditures

$

6,501

 

$

14,879

 

$

29,577

 

$

21,761

 

 
Total debt

$

1,464,078

 

$

1,790,253

 

 
Cash and marketable securities

$

82,036

 

$

255,503

 

 
Total debt minus cash and marketable securities

$

1,382,042

 

$

1,534,750

 

 
Repurchase of common stock

$

6,559

 

$

7,656

 

 
Backlog

$

613,582

 

$

552,712

 

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

December 31,

 

January 1,

 

December 31,

 

January 1,

Segment Data, Net External Sales:

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

Aerospace and defense segment

$

105,532

 

$

93,203

 

$

308,479

 

$

276,483

 

Industrial segment

 

246,093

 

 

173,750

 

 

766,393

 

 

307,575

 

Total net external sales

$

351,625

 

$

266,953

 

$

1,074,872

 

$

584,058

 

 
FY2023 Q4 Outlook – Modeling Items:
Net sales $375,000-$385,000
Gross margin (as a percentage of net sales) 41.00%-42.00%
SG&A (as a percentage of net sales) 15.25%-15.75%
Interest expense, net $21,000-$22,000
Preferred stock dividends

$

5,750

 

 

Contacts

RBC Bearings

Robert Sullivan

203-267-5014

Rsullivan@rbcbearings.com

Alpha IR Group

Michael Cummings

617-461-1101

investors@rbcbearings.com

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