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Titan Machinery Inc. Announces Results for Fiscal First Quarter Ended April 30, 2019

87 Days ago

- Revenue for First Quarter of Fiscal 2020 Increased 14.2% to $278 million -

- Retired Remaining Senior Convertible Note Principal Balance on May 1, 2019 -

- Company Updates Fiscal 2020 Modeling Assumptions -

WEST FARGO, N.D., May 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Titan Machinery Inc. (Nasdaq: TITN), a leading network of full-service agricultural and construction equipment stores, today reported financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended April 30, 2019.

David Meyer, Titan Machinery’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We generated solid top and bottom line results during the fiscal first quarter by achieving healthy growth across all segments of our business despite challenging industry conditions that continue to persist. We are particularly pleased with strong increases in our higher margin parts and service businesses, in which sales grew double digits in the quarter. The solid performance in this area, combined with higher equipment sales, drove increased profitability across all segments versus the prior year period."

Fiscal 2020 First Quarter Results

Consolidated Results
For the first quarter of fiscal 2020, revenue was $278.3 million, compared to $243.7 million in the first quarter last year. Equipment sales were $194.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2020, compared to $167.8 million in the first quarter last year. Parts sales were $51.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2020, compared to $46.9 million in the first quarter last year. Revenue generated from service was $22.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2020, compared to $20.0 million in the first quarter last year. Revenue from rental and other was $9.6 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2020, compared to $9.0 million in the first quarter last year.

Gross profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $53.9 million, compared to $47.6 million in the first quarter last year. The increase in gross profit was driven by higher revenue. Gross profit margins decreased 10 basis points to 19.4% versus the comparable period last year due to slightly lower equipment margins and a shift in gross profit mix.

Operating expenses increased by $5.8 million to $52.6 million, or 18.9% of revenue, for the first quarter of fiscal 2020, compared to $46.7 million, or 19.2% of revenue, for the first quarter of last year. Current quarter expenses were impacted by our AGRAM acquisition in the third quarter of fiscal 2019, costs associated with the transition of our enterprise resource planning ("ERP") application, as well as higher variable expenses, such as commissions, on the increased revenues.

Floorplan interest expense of $0.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 decreased $0.5 million compared to the first quarter of last year.

In the first quarter of fiscal 2020, net loss was $0.4 million, or loss per diluted share of $0.02, compared to net loss of $1.6 million, or loss per diluted share of $0.07 for the first quarter of last year.

On an adjusted basis, net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $0.5 million, or adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.02, compared to adjusted net loss of $1.6 million, or adjusted loss per diluted share of $0.07, for the first quarter of last year.

Adjusted EBITDA was $6.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2020, compared to $5.3 million in the first quarter of last year.

Segment Results
Agriculture Segment - Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $153.8 million, compared to $142.0 million in the first quarter last year.  The increase in revenue was primarily the result of increased equipment revenue compared to a weaker first quarter in the prior year.  Pre-tax income for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $1.9 million, compared to pre-tax income of $1.3 million in the first quarter last year.

Construction Segment - Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $70.7 million, compared to $61.0 million in the first quarter last year.  The increase in revenue was primarily the result of increased equipment revenue. Pre-tax loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $2.2 million, compared to a pre-tax loss of $2.9 million in the first quarter last year. Adjusted pre-tax loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $2.1 million, compared to an adjusted pre-tax loss of $2.9 million in the first quarter last year.

International Segment - Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $53.8 million, compared to $40.7 million in the first quarter last year. The increase in revenue was the result of revenue contributed by our AGRAM business following our acquisition in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 and a same-store sales increase in our other international markets. Pre-tax income for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $0.2 million, compared to pre-tax loss of $0.1 million in the first quarter last year.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

The Company ended the first quarter of fiscal 2020 with $63.3 million of cash. The Company’s inventory level increased to $568.3 million as of April 30, 2019, compared to $491.1 million as of January 31, 2019. This inventory increase includes a $72.8 million increase in equipment inventory, which reflects an increase in new equipment inventory of $94.3 million, partially offset by a $21.5 million decrease in used equipment inventory. The Company had $374.3 million outstanding floorplan payables on $640.0 million total floorplan lines of credit as of April 30, 2019, compared to $273.8 million outstanding floorplan payables as of January 31, 2019. The increase in our floorplan payable balance is primarily due to increased equipment inventory levels.

Following the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2020, on May 1, 2019, the maturity date of our senior convertible notes, the Company repaid the remaining outstanding principal balance of $45.6 million.

In the first three months of fiscal 2020, the Company’s net cash provided by operating activities was $2.9 million, compared to net cash used for operating activities of $27.0 million in the first three months of fiscal 2019. The Company evaluates its cash flow from operating activities net of all floorplan payable activity and maintaining a constant level of equity in its equipment inventory. Taking these adjustments into account, adjusted net cash used for operating activities was $37.4 million in the first three months of fiscal 2020, compared to $25.6 million in the first three months of fiscal 2019.

Mr. Meyer concluded, "Our management of the business through this prolonged challenging agriculture cycle has provided us with the infrastructure to drive profitability in difficult markets. We continue to strengthen our balance sheet with the retirement of our senior convertible notes earlier this month and look forward to carrying the top and bottom line momentum through the balance of fiscal 2020."

Updated Fiscal 2020 Modeling Assumptions

The following are the Company's current expectations for fiscal 2020 modeling assumptions:

    Current Assumptions   Previous Assumptions
Segment Revenue        
Agriculture   Flat   Flat
Construction   Up 5-10%   Up 0-5%
International(1)   Up 10-15%   Up 10-15%
         
Diluted EPS   $0.50 - $0.70   $0.50 - $0.70
Adjusted Diluted EPS (2)   $0.75 - $0.95   $0.75 - $0.95
     
(1) Includes the full year impact of our AGRAM acquisition completed on July 2, 2018.
(2) Excludes approximately $0.25 per diluted share impact of anticipated ERP-related expenses to be incurred with external consultants/vendors as well as the incremental impact of accelerated amortization of our existing ERP platform such that the assets are fully amortized when replaced, which is anticipated to occur in the first half of fiscal 2021.

Quarter Ended April 30, 2018 Revenue and Cost of Revenue Amounts

The revenue and cost of revenue amounts reported for the three-month period ended April 30, 2018 are presented on an as corrected basis following the correction of an immaterial error as previously reported in our Annual Report on Form10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2019. See this Annual Report on Form 10-K and the to-be-filed quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended April 30, 2019 for additional information.

Conference Call and Presentation Information

The Company will host a conference call and audio webcast today at 7:30 a.m. Central time (8:30 a.m. Eastern time).  Investors interested in participating in the live call can dial (877) 705-6003 from the U.S. International callers can dial (201) 493-6725.  A telephone replay will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes and will be available through Thursday, June 13, 2019, by dialing (844) 512-2921 from the U.S., or (412) 317-6671 from international locations, and entering confirmation code 13690287.

A copy of the presentation that will accompany the prepared remarks on the conference call is available on the Company’s website under Investor Relations at www.titanmachinery.com. An archive of the audio webcast will be available on the Company’s website under Investor Relations at www.titanmachinery.com for 30 days following the audio webcast.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Within this release, the Company refers to certain adjusted financial measures, which have directly comparable GAAP financial measures as identified in this release. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures, when reviewed in conjunction with GAAP financial measures, can provide more information to assist investors in evaluating current period performance and in assessing future performance. For these reasons, internal management reporting also includes non-GAAP measures. Generally, the non-GAAP measures include adjustments for items such as costs associated with our restructuring activities, impairment charges, and the charges associated with our ERP transition. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not superior to or as a substitute for the GAAP financial measures presented in this release and the Company's financial statements and other publicly filed reports. Non-GAAP measures presented in this release may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliations of adjusted financial measures used in this release to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. These reconciliations are attached to this release. The tables included in the Non-GAAP Reconciliations section reconcile net income (loss), diluted earnings (loss) per share, income (loss) before income taxes, and net cash provided by (used for) operating activities (all GAAP financial measures) for the periods presented to adjusted net income (loss), adjusted EBITDA, adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share, adjusted income (loss) before income taxes, and adjusted net cash provided by (used for) operating activities (all non-GAAP financial measures) for the periods presented.

About Titan Machinery Inc.

Titan Machinery Inc., founded in 1980 and headquartered in West Fargo, North Dakota, owns and operates a network of full service agricultural and construction equipment dealer locations in North America and Europe. The network consists of US locations in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming and its European stores are located in Bulgaria, Germany, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine. The Titan Machinery locations represent one or more of the CNH Industrial Brands, including Case IH, New Holland Agriculture, Case Construction, New Holland Construction, and CNH Industrial Capital.  Additional information about Titan Machinery Inc. can be found at www.titanmachinery.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward-looking and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words “potential,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “could,” “will,” “plan,” “anticipate,” and similar words and expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management. Forward-looking statements made in this release, which may include statements regarding Agriculture, Construction, and International segment initiatives and improvements, segment revenue realization, growth and profitability expectations, inventory expectations, leverage expectations, agricultural and construction equipment industry conditions and trends, and modeling assumptions and expected results of operations for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2020, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause Titan Machinery’s actual results in current or future periods to differ materially from the forecasted assumptions and expected results. The Company’s risks and uncertainties include, among other things, a substantial dependence on a single distributor, the continued availability of organic growth and acquisition opportunities, potential difficulties integrating acquired stores, industry supply levels, fluctuating agriculture and construction industry economic conditions, the success of recently implemented initiatives within the Company’s operating segments, the uncertainty and fluctuating conditions in the capital and credit markets, difficulties in conducting international operations, foreign currency risks, governmental agriculture policies, seasonal fluctuations, the ability of the Company to reduce inventory levels, climate conditions, disruption in receiving ample inventory financing, and increased competition in the geographic areas served. These and other risks are more fully described in Titan Machinery’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated in subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as applicable. Titan Machinery conducts its business in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment. Accordingly, new risk factors may arise. It is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors, nor to assess the impact of all such risk factors on Titan Machinery’s business or the extent to which any individual risk factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Other than required by law, Titan Machinery disclaims any obligation to update such factors or to publicly announce results of revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this release to reflect future events or developments.

Investor Relations Contact:
ICR, Inc.
John Mills, jmills@icrinc.com
Partner
646-277-1254

 
 
TITAN MACHINERY INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
       
  April 30, 2019   January 31, 2019
Assets      
Current Assets      
Cash $ 63,331     $ 56,745  
Receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts 85,853     77,500  
Inventories 568,262     491,091  
Prepaid expenses and other 12,229     15,556  
Total current assets 729,675     640,892  
Noncurrent Assets      
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation 144,794     138,950  
Operating lease assets 97,404      
Deferred income taxes 3,091     3,010  
Goodwill 1,631     1,161  
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization 7,343     7,247  
Other 1,168     1,178  
Total noncurrent assets 255,431     151,546  
Total Assets $ 985,106     $ 792,438  
       
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity      
Current Liabilities      
Accounts payable $ 26,039     $ 16,607  
Floorplan payable 374,271     273,756  
Senior convertible notes 45,644     45,249  
Current maturities of long-term debt 2,628     2,067  
Current operating lease liabilities 12,137      
Deferred revenue 35,394     46,409  
Accrued expenses and other 30,091     36,364  
Total current liabilities 526,204     420,452  
Long-Term Liabilities      
Long-term debt, less current maturities 23,871     20,676  
Operating lease liabilities 95,375      
Deferred income taxes 4,341     4,955  
Other long-term liabilities 6,573     11,044  
Total long-term liabilities 130,160     36,675  
Stockholders' Equity      
Common stock      
Additional paid-in-capital 248,534     248,423  
Retained earnings 83,319     89,228  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (3,111 )   (2,340 )
Total stockholders' equity 328,742     335,311  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 985,106     $ 792,438  


 
TITAN MACHINERY INC.
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
       
  Three Months Ended April 30,
  2019   2018
Revenue      
Equipment $ 193,956     $ 167,770  
Parts 51,938     46,863  
Service 22,831     20,036  
Rental and other 9,567     9,045  
Total Revenue 278,292     243,714  
Cost of Revenue      
Equipment 173,154     149,223  
Parts 36,814     33,238  
Service 7,483     6,866  
Rental and other 6,941     6,829  
Total Cost of Revenue 224,392     196,156  
Gross Profit 53,900     47,558  
Operating Expenses 52,555     46,727  
Impairment of Long-Lived Assets 135      
Income from Operations 1,210     831  
Other Income (Expense)      
Interest income and other income (expense) 794     385  
Floorplan interest expense (877 )   (1,350 )
Other interest expense (1,642 )   (2,031 )
Loss Before Income Taxes (515 )   (2,165 )
Benefit from Income Taxes (70 )   (551 )
Net Loss (445 )   (1,614 )
       
Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share $ (0.02 )   $ (0.07 )
Diluted Weighted Average Common Shares 21,872     21,734  


 
TITAN MACHINERY INC.
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
       
  Three Months Ended April 30,
  2019   2018
Operating Activities      
Net loss $ (445 )   $ (1,614 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities      
Depreciation and amortization 6,064     5,526  
Impairment 135      
Other, net 3,761     807  
Changes in assets and liabilities      
Inventories (78,254 )   (42,351 )
Manufacturer floorplan payable 89,599     24,653  
Other working capital (18,008 )   (14,047 )
Net Cash Provided by (Used for) Operating Activities 2,852     (27,026 )
Investing Activities      
Property and equipment purchases (5,490 )   (2,813 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 416     411  
Acquisition consideration, net of cash acquired (2,972 )    
Other, net 8     (184 )
Net Cash Used for Investing Activities (8,038 )   (2,586 )
Financing Activities      
Net change in non-manufacturer floorplan payable 12,772     47,376  
Net proceeds from (payments on) long-term debt and finance leases (505 )   (13,419 )
Other, net (492 )   (607 )
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities 11,775     33,350  
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash (3 )   120  
Net Change in Cash 6,586     3,858  
Cash at Beginning of Period 56,745     53,396  
Cash at End of Period $ 63,331     $ 57,254  


 
TITAN MACHINERY INC.
Segment Results
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
   
  Three Months Ended April 30,
  2019   2018   % Change
Revenue          
Agriculture $ 153,775     $ 141,954     8.3 %
Construction 70,743     61,044     15.9 %
International 53,774     40,716     32.1 %
Total $ 278,292     $ 243,714     14.2 %
           
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes          
Agriculture $ 1,876     $ 1,323     41.8 %
Construction (2,222 )   (2,897 )   23.3 %
International 216     (87 )   n/m  
Segment income (loss) before income taxes (130 )   (1,661 )   92.2 %
Shared Resources (385 )   (504 )   23.6 %
Total $ (515 )   $ (2,165 )   76.2 %


 
TITAN MACHINERY INC.
Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
         
    Three Months Ended April 30,
    2019   2018
Adjusted Net Income (Loss)        
Net Income (Loss)   $ (445 )   $ (1,614 )
Adjustments        
ERP transition costs   1,016      
Impairment charges   135      
Total Pre-Tax Adjustments   1,151      
Less: Tax Effect of Adjustments (1)   242      
Total Adjustments   909      
Adjusted Net Income (Loss)   $ 464     $ (1,614 )
         
Adjusted Diluted EPS        
Diluted EPS   $ (0.02 )   $ (0.07 )
Adjustments (2)        
ERP transition costs   0.05      
Impairment charges        
Total Pre-Tax Adjustments   0.05      
Less: Tax Effect of Adjustments (1)   0.01      
Total Adjustments   0.04      
Adjusted Diluted EPS   $ 0.02     $ (0.07 )
         
Adjusted Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes        
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes   $ (515 )   $ (2,165 )
Adjustments        
ERP transition costs   1,016      
Impairment charges   135      
Total Adjustments   1,151      
Adjusted Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes   $ 636     $ (2,165 )
         
Adjusted Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes - Construction        
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes   $ (2,222 )   $ (2,897 )
Impairment charges   135      
Adjusted Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes   $ (2,087 )   $ (2,897 )
         
Adjusted EBITDA        
Net Income (Loss)   $ (445 )   $ (1,614 )
Adjustments        
Interest expense, net of interest income   518     1,900  
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes   (70 )   (551 )
Depreciation and amortization   6,064     5,526  
EBITDA   6,067     5,261  
Adjustments        
ERP transition costs (excluding depreciation)   99      
Impairment charges   135      
Total Adjustments   234      
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 6,301     $ 5,261  
         
Adjusted Net Cash Provided By (Used for) Operating Activities        
Net Cash Provided by (Used for) Operating Activities   $ 2,852     $ (27,026 )
Net Change in Non-Manufacturer Floorplan Payable   12,772     47,376  
Adjustment for Constant Equity in Inventory   (52,996 )   (45,998 )
Adjusted Net Cash Provided By (Used for) Operating Activities   $ (37,372 )   $ (25,648 )
         
(1) The tax effect of adjustments, all of which were U.S. related items, was calculated using a 21% tax rate. The rate was determined based on a 21% federal statutory rate and no impact for state taxes given our valuation allowance against state net operating loss carryforwards.
     
(2) Adjustments are net of amounts allocated to participating securities where applicable.      

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