CPI International Announces First Quarter 2013 Financial Results
PALO ALTO, Calif. - February 5, 2013 - CPI International Holding Corp., the parent company of CPI International, Inc. (CPI), today announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2013 ended December 28, 2012. In comparison to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year, CPI increased its orders, sales, net income and adjusted EBITDA results in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.
"CPI started the year with a strong quarter, growing our top and bottom line results. Sales and orders levels increased in each of our major markets, notwithstanding the ongoing uncertainty of potential sequestration and other budget cuts. The relocation and integration of our Codan Satcom business into our North American facilities is progressing well. Overall, CPI has solid momentum in fiscal 2013 and we are poised for continued growth throughout the year," said Joe Caldarelli, chief executive officer.
In the first quarter of fiscal 2013, CPI's total sales were $97.6 million, increasing five percent from $93.0 million in the same quarter of the prior year and representing the company's highest ever first quarter sales. In comparison to the same quarter of fiscal 2012, CPI's first quarter fiscal 2013 sales in its largest end markets were as follows:
- Sales in the defense market increased one percent to $34.8 million due to higher sales to support U.S. military electronic warfare systems and certain radar systems.
- Sales in the medical market increased 13 percent to $21.8 million, primarily due to higher sales to support North American customers.
- Sales in the communications market increased by one percent to $32.6 million as a result of the inclusion of approximately $4 million in sales from the Codan Satcom business that the company acquired in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. This increase was partially offset by lower sales for commercial communications applications.
Total orders booked during the first quarter of fiscal 2013 were $137.9 million. Orders increased 41 percent from the same quarter of the previous fiscal year, in large part due to a large, multi-year communications order to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) military communications applications.
As of December 28, 2012, CPI's order backlog equaled $283 million, representing CPI's highest ever backlog level. CPI's book-to-bill ratio for the 12-month period ending on that date was 1.07.
In comparison to the first quarter of fiscal 2012, CPI's orders in its largest end markets were as follows in the first quarter of fiscal 2013:
- Orders in the defense market increased 11 percent to $55.3 million, primarily because of higher demand for certain radar systems and U.S. military electronic warfare systems.
- Orders in the medical market increased 17 percent to $14.9 million as a result of higher demand from North American and European customers for x-ray imaging products.
- Orders in the communications market increased 134 percent to $59.1 million, principally due to the aforementioned large order for advanced tactical common data link (TCDL) antenna products for ISR applications; shipments for this program are expected to begin in late fiscal 2013 and end in fiscal 2015. Communications orders in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 also included approximately $5 million in orders for products from the Codan Satcom business acquired by CPI in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.
Net Income and Adjusted EBITDA
Net income totaled $1.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, improving from the $1.6 million net loss recorded in the same quarter of the previous year. The increase in net income was primarily the result of higher total sales and sales of products with higher margins in the most recent quarter. In addition, intangible asset amortization related to the February 2011 acquisition of CPI by The Veritas Capital Fund IV, L.P. decreased in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 as compared to the same quarter of the previous year. The impact of these positive factors on CPI's net income was partially offset by an increase in income tax expense in the most recent quarter.
Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 totaled $16.9 million, or 17.3 percent of sales, an increase from the $12.7 million, or 13.7 percent of sales, in adjusted EBITDA in the same quarter of the prior year. This increase was primarily due to higher total sales and sales of products with higher margins in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.
As of December 28, 2012, CPI had cash and cash equivalents totaling $50.5 million. In the 12-month period ending on that date, cash flow from operating activities equaled $31.3 million, free cash flow was $23.9 million and adjusted free cash flow was $24.1 million.
Fiscal 2013 Outlook
CPI is reconfirming its previously issued financial guidance for fiscal 2013. The company expects:
- Total sales of between $410 million and $425 million;
- Adjusted EBITDA of between $66 million and $68 million; and
- Adjusted free cash flow of more than $17 million.
CPI believes its effective tax rate for fiscal 2013 will be approximately 42 percent.
Financial Community Conference Call
In conjunction with this announcement, CPI will hold a conference call on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) that simultaneously will be broadcast live over the Internet on the company's Web site. To participate in the conference call, please dial (800) 649-5127, or (253) 237-1144 for international callers, enter conference ID 92606765 and ask for the CPI International First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Financial Results Conference Call. To access the call via the Internet, please visit http://investor.cpii.com and click "Events."
About CPI International Holding Corp.
CPI International Holding Corp., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is the parent company of CPI International, Inc., which is the parent company of Communications & Power Industries LLC, a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications. Communications & Power Industries LLC develops, manufactures and distributes products used to generate, amplify, transmit and receive high-power/high-frequency microwave and radio frequency signals and/or provide power and control for various applications. End-use applications of these systems include the transmission of radar signals for navigation and location; transmission of deception signals for electronic countermeasures; transmission and amplification of voice, data and video signals for broadcasting, Internet and other types of commercial and military communications; providing power and control for medical diagnostic imaging; and generating microwave energy for radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer and for various industrial and scientific applications.
Non-GAAP Supplemental Information
EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow presented here are non-generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) financial measures. EBITDA represents earnings before net interest expense, provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA further adjusted to exclude certain non-recurring, non-cash, unusual or other items. EBITDA margin represents EBITDA divided by sales. Adjusted EBITDA margin represents adjusted EBITDA divided by sales. Free cash flow represents net cash provided by operating activities minus capital expenditures and patent application fees. Adjusted free cash flow represents free cash flow further adjusted to exclude certain non-recurring, unusual or other items.
CPI believes that GAAP-based financial information for leveraged businesses, such as the company's business, should be supplemented by EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow so that investors better understand the company's operating performance in connection with their analysis of the company's business. In addition, CPI's management team uses EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the company's operating performance, to monitor compliance with its senior credit facility, to make day-to-day operating decisions and as a component in the calculation of management bonuses. Other companies may define EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow differently and, as a result, the company's measures may not be directly comparable to EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow of other companies. Because EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow do not include certain material costs, such as interest and taxes in the case of EBITDA-based measures, necessary to operate the company's business, when analyzing the company's business, these non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, net income (loss), net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, net income margin or other statements of income or statements of cash flows data prepared in accordance with GAAP.
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Amanda Mogin, Communications & Power Industries, investor relations, 650.846.3998, firstname.lastname@example.org