Compass Diversified Holdings Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Date : 05/01/2019 @ 9:15PM
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Compass Diversified Holdings Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

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Reports Growth of Consolidated Revenues, Net Income and Adjusted EBITDA; Provides Shareholders with Stable and Sizable Distributions


Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI) (“CODI,” “we,” “our” or the “Company”), an owner of leading middle market businesses, announced today its consolidated operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

First Quarter 2019 Highlights

  • Reported net sales of $402.5 million;
  • Reported net income of $110.2 million;
  • Reported non- GAAP Adjusted EBITDA of $56.7 million;
  • Reported Cash Used in Operating Activities of $8.9 million, and Generated Cash Flow Available for Distribution and Reinvestment (“CAD”) of $17.6 million for the first quarter of 2019;
  • Completed the sale of our Manitoba Harvest subsidiary for a $121.7 million gain;
  • Paid a first quarter 2019 cash distribution of $0.36 per share on CODI’s common shares in April 2019, bringing cumulative distributions paid to $17.8752 per common share since CODI’s IPO in May of 2006;
  • Paid a quarterly cash distribution of $0.453125 per share on the Company’s 7.250% Series A Preferred Shares and $0.4921875 per share on the Company's 7.875% Series B Preferred Shares in April 2019;
  • Subsequent to the end of the quarter, promoted Pat Maciariello to newly created position of Chief Operating Officer.

“Our operating results in the first quarter exceeded our expectations, as we reported solid consolidated revenues, net income and adjusted EBITDA growth across our group of leading, niche middle market businesses,” said Elias Sabo, CEO of Compass Diversified Holdings. “During the first quarter, we also realized tangible benefits from previous investments in the management, sales and marketing functions at several of our branded consumer businesses, highlighted by the sale of Manitoba Harvest at a highly attractive valuation and 5.11 Tactical’s improving EBITDA margins.”

Mr. Sabo continued, “Our success monetizing Manitoba Harvest resulted in CODI realizing a sizeable gain in just over three years of ownership, increasing total realized gains to over $870 million for shareholders since our IPO. Complementing our focus on building long-term and sustainable value in CODI and its leading subsidiaries, we are pleased to have promoted long-time partner at Compass Group Management Pat Maciariello to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Going forward, our focus remains on continuing to work with our world-class management teams to best capitalize on growth opportunities, implementing our proven and disciplined acquisition strategy, opportunistically divesting businesses and providing sizable distributions.”

Operating Results

Net sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 was $402.5 million, as compared to $344.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.  The March 31, 2018 net sales do not include Rimports, Foam Fabricators and Ravin net sales prior to CODI’s ownership.

Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 was $110.2 million, as compared to net loss of $1.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. Current quarter net income includes the $121.7 million gain on the sale of Manitoba Harvest, offset by a loss on the sale of the Tilray shares received at closing of $5.3 million.

Adjusted EBITDA (see Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures below) for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 was $56.7 million, as compared to $42.9 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. March 31, 2018 Adjusted EBITDA does not include Rimports, Foam Fabricators and Ravin results prior to CODI’s ownership.

CODI reported CAD (see Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures below) of $17.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, as compared to $14.0 million for the prior year’s comparable quarter. CODI’s CAD is calculated after taking into account all interest expense, cash taxes paid and maintenance capital expenditures, and includes the operating results of each of our businesses for the periods during which CODI owned them. However, CAD excludes the gains from monetizing interests in CODI’s subsidiaries, which have totaled over $870 million since going public in 2006.  The increase in CAD over the prior year quarter is primarily the result of the operating performance of our 2018 acquisitions of Foam Fabricators, Rimports and Ravin, offset by the additional interest cost on our $400 million Senior Notes issued in April 2018.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

For the quarter ended March 31, 2019, CODI reported Cash Used in Operating Activities of $8.9 million, as compared to Cash Provided by Operating Activities of $6.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

CODI’s weighted average number of shares outstanding for the quarters ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 were 59.9 million.

As of March 31, 2019, CODI had approximately $39.8 million in cash and cash equivalents, $495 million outstanding on its term loan facility, $400 million outstanding in Senior Notes and $85 million in outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facility.

The Company has no significant debt maturities until 2023 and had net borrowing availability of approximately $515 million at March 31, 2019 under its revolving credit facility.

First Quarter 2019 Distributions

On April 4, 2019, CODI’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) declared a first quarter distribution of $0.36 per share on the Company’s common shares (the “Common Shares”). The cash distribution was paid on April 25, 2019 to all holders of record of Common Shares as of April 18, 2019. Since its IPO in May of 2006, CODI has paid a cumulative distribution of $17.8752 per common share.

The Board also declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.453125 per share on the Company’s 7.250% Series A Preferred Shares (the “Preferred Shares”). The distribution on the Preferred Shares covered the period from and including January 30, 2019, up to, but excluding, April 30, 2019. The distribution for such period was paid on April 30, 2019 to all holders of record of Preferred Shares as of April 15, 2019.

The Board also declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.4921875 per share on the Company's 7.875% Series B Preferred Shares (the "Series B Preferred Shares"). The distribution on the Series B Preferred Shares covered the period from and including January 30, 2019, up to, but excluding, April 30, 2019. The distribution for such period was paid on April 30, 2019 to all holders of record of Series B Preferred Shares as of April 15, 2019.

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss the latest corporate developments and financial results. The dial-in number for callers in the U.S. is (855) 212-2368 and the dial-in number for international callers is (315) 625-6886. The access code for all callers is 4684535. A live webcast will also be available on the Company's website at www.compassdiversifiedholdings.com.

A replay of the call will be available through May 9, 2019. To access the replay, please dial (855) 859-2056 in the U.S. and (404) 537-3406 outside the U.S., and then enter the access code 4684535.

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure used by the Company to assess its performance.  We have reconciled Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income (Loss) on the attached schedules. We consider Net Income (Loss) to be the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to Adjusted EBITDA. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors and reflects important financial measures as it excludes the effects of items which reflect the impact of long-term investment decisions, rather than the performance of near term operations. When compared to Net Income (Loss), Adjusted EBITDA is limited in that it does not reflect the periodic costs of certain capital assets used in generating revenues of our businesses or the non-cash charges associated with impairments, as well as certain cash charges. This presentation also allows investors to view the performance of our businesses in a manner similar to the methods used by us and the management of our businesses, provides additional insight into our operating results and provides a measure for evaluating targeted businesses for acquisition. We believe Adjusted EBITDA is also useful in measuring our ability to service debt and other payment obligations.

CAD is a non-GAAP measure used by the Company to assess its performance, as well as its ability to sustain quarterly distributions.  We have reconciled CAD to Net Income (Loss) and Cash Flow from Operating Activities on the attached schedules. We consider Net Income (Loss) and Cash Flow from Operating Activities to be the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to CAD.

CAD is calculated after taking into account all interest expense, cash taxes paid and maintenance capital expenditures, and includes the operating results of each of our businesses for the periods during which CODI owned them.  We believe that CAD provides investors additional information to enable them to evaluate our performance and ability to make anticipated quarterly distributions.   

Neither of Adjusted EBITDA nor CAD is meant to be a substitute for GAAP measures and may be different from or otherwise inconsistent with non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies.

About Compass Diversified Holdings (“CODI”)

CODI owns and manages a diverse family of established North American middle market businesses. Each of its current subsidiaries is a leader in its niche market.

CODI maintains controlling ownership interests in each of its subsidiaries in order to maximize its ability to impact long term cash flow generation and value. The Company provides both debt and equity capital for its subsidiaries, contributing to their financial and operating flexibility. CODI utilizes the cash flows generated by its subsidiaries to invest in the long-term growth of the Company and to make cash distributions to its shareholders.

Our nine majority-owned subsidiaries are engaged in the following lines of business:

  • The design and marketing of purpose-built tactical apparel and gear serving a wide range of global customers (5.11);
  • The manufacture of quick-turn, small-run and production rigid printed circuit boards (Advanced Circuits);
  • The manufacture of engineered magnetic solutions for a wide range of specialty applications and end-markets (Arnold Magnetic Technologies);
  • Environmental services for a variety of contaminated materials including soils, dredged material, hazardous waste and drill cuttings (Clean Earth);
  • The design and marketing of wearable baby carriers, strollers and related products (Ergobaby);
  • The design and manufacture of custom molded protective foam solutions and OE components (Foam Fabricators);
  • The design and manufacture of premium home and gun safes (Liberty Safe);
  • The manufacture and marketing of portable food warming fuels for the hospitality and consumer markets, flameless candles and house and garden lighting for the home decor market, and wickless candle products used for home decor and fragrance systems (The Sterno Group); and
  • The design, manufacture and marketing of airguns, archery products, optics and related accessories (Velocity Outdoor).

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to the future performance of CODI. Words such as "believes," "expects," "projects," and "future" or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements, and some of these factors are enumerated in the risk factor discussion in the Form 10-K filed by CODI with the SEC for the year ended December 31, 2018 and other filings with the SEC. Except as required by law, CODI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 
Compass Diversified Holdings
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited)
    
 Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands, except per share data)2019 2018
Net sales$402,489  $344,352 
Cost of sales266,300  225,186 
Gross profit136,189  119,166 
Operating expenses:   
Selling, general and administrative expense93,199  91,300 
Management fees11,082  10,762 
Amortization expense17,040  11,537 
Operating income14,868  5,567 
Other income (expense):   
Interest expense, net(18,582) (6,182)
Amortization of debt issuance costs(927) (1,098)
Loss on sale of Tilray shares(5,300)  
Other expense, net(571) (1,374)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes(10,512) (3,087)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes403  (1,860)
Net loss from continuing operations(10,915) (1,227)
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(586) (394)
Gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of tax121,659   
Net income (loss)110,158  (1,621)
Less: Income from continuing operations attributable to noncontrolling interest1,300  359 
Less: Income (loss) from discontinued operations attributable to noncontrolling interest(450) 361 
Net income (loss) attributable to Holdings$109,308  $(2,341)
    
Basic income (loss) per common share attributable to Holdings   
Continuing operations$(0.31) $(0.08)
Discontinued operations2.03  (0.01)
 $1.72  $(0.09)
    
Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding59,900  59,900 
    
Cash distributions declared per Trust common share$0.36  $0.36 
    

Compass Diversified Holdings
Net Sales to Pro Forma Net Sales Reconciliation
(unaudited)
    
 Three months ended March 31,
 2019 2018
    
Net Sales$402,489 $344,352
Acquisitions (1) 39,828
Pro Forma Net Sales$402,489 $384,180
    

(1)Net sales of Foam Fabricators and Rimports (Sterno Group add-on) as if those businesses were acquired January 1, 2018.

Compass Diversified Holdings
Subsidiary Pro Forma Net Sales
(unaudited)
    
 Three months ended March 31,
(in thousands)2019 2018
    
Branded Consumer   
5.11 Tactical$88,089 $83,957
Ergobaby22,452 22,162
Liberty22,204 23,453
Velocity Outdoor (2)31,137 24,408
Total Branded Consumer$163,882 $153,980
    
Niche Industrial   
Advanced Circuits$23,069 $22,063
Arnold Magnetics30,028 29,399
Clean Earth63,632 58,221
Foam Fabricators (1)30,682 30,490
Sterno Group (1)91,196 90,027
Total Niche Industrial$238,607 $230,200
    
 $402,489 $384,180

(1)Foam Fabricators and Rimports (Sterno Group add-on) are proforma as if those businesses were acquired January 1, 2018.
(2)The above 2018 results exclude management's estimate of net sales, before our ownership, of $10.9 million at Ravin which was acquired in August 2018.

Compass Diversified Holdings
Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA and Cash flow Available for Distribution and Reinvestment
(Unaudited)
    
 Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)2019 2018
Net income (loss)$110,158  $(1,621)
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income tax(586) (394)
Gain on sale of discontinued operations121,659   
Income (loss) from continuing operations$(10,915) $(1,227)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes403  (1,860)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes$(10,513) $(3,087)
Other income (expense), net(571) (1,374)
Amortization of debt issuance costs(927) (1,098)
Gain (loss) on sale of securities(5,300)  
Interest expense, net(18,582) (6,182)
Operating Income$14,867  $5,567 
Adjusted For:   
Depreciation10,581  9,104 
Amortization17,040  12,208 
Non-controlling shareholder compensation2,116  2,340 
Acquisition expenses366  2,189 
Integration services fees281  656 
Management fees11,082  10,762 
Other414  80 
Adjusted EBITDA$56,747  $42,906 
Interest at Corporate, net of unused fee (1)(16,944) (8,395)
Swap payment(94) (706)
Management fees(11,082) (10,762)
Capital expenditures (maintenance)(4,997) (5,886)
Current tax expense (cash taxes) (2)(2,029) (1,783)
Preferred share distributions(3,781) (1,813)
Discontinued operations(171) 695 
Miscellaneous items  (238)
Cash Available for Distribution or Reinvestment ('CAD')$17,649  $14,018 

(1)Interest expense at Corporate reflects consolidated interest expense less non-cash components such as, unrealized gains and losses on our swap and original issue discount amortization.  We include the cash component of our swap payment above in our reconciliation to CAD.
(2)Current tax expense is calculated by deducting the change in deferred tax from the statement of cash flows from the income tax provision on the statement of operations

Compass Diversified Holdings
Adjusted EBITDA (1)
(unaudited)
    
 Three months ended March 31,
(in thousands)2019 2018
    
Branded Consumer   
5.11 Tactical$8,305  $5,896 
Ergobaby5,597  4,698 
Liberty2,222  3,346 
Velocity Outdoor (2)3,987  3,147 
Total Branded Consumer$20,111  $17,087 
    
Niche Industrial   
Advanced Circuits$7,339  $6,865 
Arnold Magnetics3,210  3,398 
Clean Earth8,260  6,733 
Foam Fabricators (2)7,226  3,503 
Sterno Group (2)13,900  8,908 
Total Niche Industrial$39,935  $29,407 
    
Corporate expense (3)(3,299) (3,588)
Total Adjusted EBITDA$56,747  $42,906 

(1)Please refer to our recently filed 10-Q for detail on subsidiary pro forma adjusted EBITDA, and reconciliation to Net Income. 
(2)The above 2018 results exclude management's estimate of adjusted EBITDA, before our ownership, of $5.5 million at Rimports, $2.8 million at Foam Fabricators and $2.9 million at Ravin. 
(3)Please refer to the recently filed 10-Q for a reconciliation of our Corporate expense to Net Income.

Compass Diversified Holdings
Summarized Statement of Cash Flows
(unaudited)
    
 Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)2019 2018
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities$(8,936) $6,643 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities168,944  (415,628)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities(172,448) 413,418 
Effect of foreign currency on cash(1,049) 2,007 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(13,489) 6,440 
Cash and cash equivalents — beginning of period53,326  39,885 
Cash and cash equivalents — end of period$39,837  $46,325 
    

Compass Diversified Holdings
Condensed Consolidated Table of Cash Flows Available for Distribution and Reinvestment
(unaudited)
 Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)2019 2018
Net income (loss)$110,158  $(1,621)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization28,638  22,933 
Gain on sale of business(121,659)  
Amortization of debt issuance costs and original issue discount1,079  1,353 
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivatives1,099  (2,901)
Noncontrolling stockholder charges2,205  2,551 
Provision for loss on receivables696  328 
Other334  (177)
Deferred taxes(2,323) (4,311)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities(29,163) (11,512)
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities(8,936) 6,643 
Plus:   
Unused fee on revolving credit facility387  452 
Successful acquisition costs366  2,189 
Integration services fee (1)281  656 
Realized loss from foreign currency effect (2)363  1,339 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities29,163  11,512 
Loss on sale of Tilray shares5,300   
Less:   
Maintenance capital expenditures (3)4,997  5,972 
Payment of interest rate swap94  706 
Preferred share distributions3,781  1,813 
Other403  282 
CAD$17,649  $14,018 
    
Distribution paid in April 2019/ 2018$21,564  $21,564 

(1)Represents fees paid by newly acquired companies to the Manager for integration services performed during the first year of ownership, payable quarterly.
(2)Reflects the foreign currency transaction gain/ loss resulting from the Canadian dollar intercompany loans issued to Manitoba Harvest.
(3)Excludes growth capital expenditures of approximately $2.5 million and $6.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

Compass Diversified Holdings
Maintenance Capital Expenditures
(unaudited)
  
 Three months ended March 31,
(in thousands)2019 2018
Niche Industrial   
Advanced Circuits$188 $97
Arnold Magnetics1,112 1,252
Clean Earth1,350 1,257
Foam Fabricators498 398
Sterno Group452 384
Total Niche Industrial$3,600 $3,388
    
Branded Consumer   
5.11 Tactical$212 $1,362
Ergobaby71 288
Liberty126 61
Velocity Outdoor988 787
Total Branded Consumer$1,397 $2,498
    
 $4,997 $5,886

Compass Diversified Holdings
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
    
 March 31, 2019 December 31, 2018
(in thousands)(unaudited)  
Assets   
Current assets   
Cash and cash equivalents$39,837 $50,749
Accounts receivable, net263,494 265,234
Inventories313,910 307,437
Prepaid expenses and other current assets87,964 35,810
Current assets of discontinued operations 21,955
Total current assets705,205 681,185
Property, plant and equipment, net203,549 208,661
Goodwill and intangible assets, net1,345,230 1,361,014
Other non-current assets115,642 12,008
Non-current assets of discontinued operations 109,467
Total assets$2,369,626 $2,372,335
    
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity   
Current liabilities   
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$207,165 $226,424
Due to related party10,609 11,093
Current portion, long-term debt5,000 5,000
Other current liabilities27,338 7,334
Current liabilities of discontinued operations 9,429
Total current liabilities250,112 259,280
Deferred income taxes61,023 62,284
Long-term debt955,395 1,098,871
Other non-current liabilities102,315 17,790
Non-current liabilities of discontinued operations 14,768
Total liabilities1,368,845 1,452,993
Stockholders' equity   
Total stockholders' equity attributable to Holdings948,594 859,372
Noncontrolling interest52,187 48,810
Noncontrolling interest of discontinued operations 11,160
Total stockholders' equity1,000,781 919,342
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$2,369,626 $2,372,335
    

Compass Diversified HoldingsRyan J. FaulkinghamChief Financial Officer203.221.1703ryan@compassequity.comInvestor Relations and Media Contact:The IGB GroupLeon Berman212.477.8438lberman@igbir.com

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