Ultralife Corporation (NASDAQ: ULBI) reported operating income of $0.7 million on revenue of $24.4 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. For the third quarter of 2019, the Company reported operating income of $1.3 million on revenue of $27.5 million.

“Effective execution of both our end-market diversification strategy and operating discipline during the third quarter sustained profitability and positive cash flows, despite a reduction in total Company results largely due to the continuing global economic impact of the pandemic,” said Michael D. Popielec, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Within Battery & Energy Products, we posted record quarterly medical sales which increased 102% over last year, and a 23% increase in government/defense sales. These strong gains were offset by economic weakness in the oil and gas sector and lower sales for our Communications Systems business.   In response, we continued our spending control, matching the overall percentage decline in our revenue with a comparable reduction in operating expenses.   By preserving profitability and continuing to improve working capital management, during the quarter we also further reduced debt by $7.1 million. Supported by a solid balance sheet and resilient business model, we are committed to completing our strategic growth projects and are well positioned to withstand current economic headwinds.”

Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Revenue was $24.4 million, a decrease of $3.1 million, or 11.4%, compared to $27.5 million for the third quarter of 2019, as a 22.2% increase in core battery sales across diversified end-markets was offset by lower oil & gas market and Communications Systems sales. Total Company commercial sales decreased 10.8% and government/defense sales decreased 12.5% from the 2019 period.    Battery & Energy Products revenues declined 3.4% to $21.8 million, compared to $22.6 million last year, as a 102.1% increase in medical battery sales, especially those used in ventilators, respirators and infusion pumps, and a 23.4% increase in government/defense sales, were offset by a 68.7% decline in oil & gas market sales. Communications Systems sales decreased 48.3% to $2.5 million compared to $4.9 million for the same period last year, primarily reflecting 2019 shipments of vehicle amplifier-adaptor systems to support the U.S. Army’s Network Modernization initiatives under the delivery orders announced in October 2018. These orders were completed in the second quarter of 2020.   The net adverse impact of COVID-19 on revenues for the 2020 period was approximately $2.9 million as a substantial increase in demand for medical batteries was more than offset by weakened demand in the oil & gas and international industrial markets. Logistics disruptions also delayed certain shipments.

Gross profit was $6.5 million, or 26.7% of revenue, compared to $7.9 million, or 28.6% of revenue, for the same quarter a year ago.   Battery & Energy Products’ gross margin was 26.0%, compared to 27.1% last year, primarily due to the mix impact of lower oil & gas market sales in 2020. Communications Systems gross margin was 32.8%, compared to 35.5% last year, due to lower factory throughput in 2020 and sales mix.        

Operating expenses were $5.8 million compared to $6.6 million last year, a reduction of 11.5%. Operating expenses were 23.8% of revenue equal to that of the year-earlier period.

Operating income was $0.7 million compared to $1.3 million last year, and operating margin was 2.9% compared to 4.8% last year. The net adverse impact of COVID-19 on operating income for the 2020 period was approximately $1.0 million.

Net income was $0.4 million or $0.03 per diluted share on a GAAP basis using the U.S. statutory tax rate, compared to net income of $0.9 million, or $0.06 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2019. Adjusted EPS was $0.04 on a diluted basis for the third quarter of 2020, compared to $0.07 for the 2019 period. Adjusted EPS excludes the provision for deferred taxes which primarily represents non-cash charges of $0.2 million for U.S. taxes which will be fully offset by net operating loss carryforwards and other tax credits for the foreseeable future. The net adverse impact of COVID-19 on Adjusted EPS for the 2020 period was approximately $0.06.

Adjusted EBITDA, defined as EBITDA including non-cash, stock-based compensation expense, for the trailing twelve-month period was $10.9 million or 9.9% of sales.

During the third quarter of 2020, the Company continued its strong working capital management reducing the debt related to the May 2019 acquisition of Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation by $7.1 million, or 64.6%, to $3.9 million while increasing its cash on hand by $5.4 million, or 64.2%, to $13.8 million.

See the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section of this release for a reconciliation of Adjusted EPS to EPS and Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income Attributable to Ultralife Corporation.

About Ultralife Corporation

Ultralife Corporation serves its markets with products and services ranging from power solutions to communications and electronics systems. Through its engineering and collaborative approach to problem solving, Ultralife serves government, defense and commercial customers across the globe.

Headquartered in Newark, New York, the Company's business segments include Battery & Energy Products and Communications Systems. Ultralife has operations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.ultralifecorporation.com.

Conference Call Information

Ultralife will hold its third quarter earnings conference call today at 8:30 AM ET. To participate in the live call, please dial (800) 915-4836 at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, identify yourself and ask for the Ultralife call. A live webcast of the conference call will be available to investors in the Events & Presentations section of the Company's website at http://investor.ultralifecorporation.com. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the call at the same location.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially include potential reductions in revenues from key customers, acceptance of our new products on a global basis and uncertain global economic conditions. The Company cautions investors not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company's analysis only as of today's date. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Further information on these factors and other factors that could affect Ultralife’s financial results is included in Ultralife’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including the latest Annual Report on Form 10-K.

ULTRALIFE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in Thousands)
(Unaudited)
       
 
ASSETS
 
         
  September 30,   December 31,  
2020   2019
Current Assets:        
    Cash $ 13,777   $ 7,405  
    Trade Accounts Receivable, Net   15,012     30,106  
    Inventories, Net   29,746     29,759  
    Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets   3,661     3,103  
          Total Current Assets   62,196     70,373  
         
Property, Equipment and Improvements, Net   22,605     22,525  
Goodwill   26,705     26,753  
Other Intangible Assets, Net   9,212     9,721  
Deferred Income Taxes, Net   12,425     13,222  
Other Non-Current Assets   2,411     1,963  
          Total Assets $ 135,554   $ 144,557  
         
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
       
Current Liabilities:
    Accounts Payable $ 8,875   $ 9,388  
    Current Portion of Long-Term Debt   1,537     1,372  
    Accrued Compensation and Related Benefits   1,258     1,655  
    Accrued Expenses and Other Current Liabilities   5,702     4,775  
           Total Current Liabilities   17,372     17,190  
Long-Term Debt   2,190     15,780  
Deferred Income Taxes   480     559  
Other Non-Current Liabilities   1,675     1,278  
           Total Liabilities   21,717     34,807  
         
Shareholders' Equity:        
    Common Stock   2,033     2,026  
    Capital in Excess of Par Value   185,261     184,292  
    Accumulated Deficit   (49,706   (52,830
    Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss   (2,619   (2,531
    Treasury Stock   (21,246   (21,231
          Total Ultralife Equity   113,723     109,726  
Non-Controlling Interest   114     24  
          Total Shareholders’ Equity   113,837     109,750  
         
          Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ 135,554   $ 144,557  
                     

 

 

ULTRALIFE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In Thousands Except Per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three-Month Period Ended   Nine-Month Period Ended
  September   September   September   September
  30,    29,    30,   29,
    2020     2019     2020     2019
Revenues:              
   Battery & Energy Products $ 21,819   $ 22,578   $ 66,616   $ 58,876
   Communications Systems   2,543     4,915     12,120     16,896
      Total Revenues   24,362     27,493     78,736     75,772
               
Cost of Products Sold:              
   Battery & Energy Products   16,142     16,461     49,597     42,694
   Communications Systems   1,709     3,171     7,331     11,268
      Total Cost of Products Sold   17,851     19,632     56,928     53,962
               
     Gross Profit   6,511     7,861     21,808     21,810
               
Operating Expenses:              
  Research and Development   1,606     2,029     4,429     4,652
  Selling, General and Administrative   4,198     4,526     12,893     12,262
     Total Operating Expenses   5,804     6,555     17,322     16,914
               
Operating Income   707     1,306     4,486     4,896
               
Other Expense   53     160     262     301
Income Before Income Tax Provision   654     1,146     4,224     4,595
Income Tax Provision   192     225     1,010     942
               
Net Income   462     921     3,214     3,653
               
Net Income Attributable to Non-Controlling Interest   55     23     90     74
               
Net Income Attributable to Ultralife Corporation $ 407   $ 898   $ 3,124   $ 3,579
               
               
Net Income Per Share Attributable to Ultralife Common Shareholders – Basic $ 0.03   $ 0.06   $ 0.20   $ 0.23
               
Net Income Per Share Attributable to Ultralife Common Shareholders – Diluted $ 0.03   $ 0.06   $ 0.19   $ 0.22
               
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding – Basic   15,908     15,785     15,889     15,756
               
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding – Diluted   16,089     16,162     16,103     16,138
               

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

Adjusted Earnings Per Share

In evaluating our business, we consider and use Adjusted EPS, a non-GAAP financial measure, as a supplemental measure of our business performance. We define Adjusted EPS as net income attributable to Ultralife Corporation excluding the provision for deferred taxes divided by our weighted average shares outstanding on both a basic and diluted basis. We believe that this information is useful in providing period-to-period comparisons of our results by reflecting the portion of our tax provision that will be offset by our U.S. net operating loss carryforwards and other tax credits for the foreseeable future. We reconcile Adjusted EPS to EPS, the most comparable financial measure under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”). Neither current nor potential investors in our securities should rely on Adjusted EPS as a substitute for any GAAP measures and we encourage investors to review the following reconciliation of Adjusted EPS to EPS and net income attributable to Ultralife.

ULTRALIFE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CALCULATION OF ADJUSTED EPS
(In Thousands Except Per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)
  Three-Month Period Ended
  September 30, 2020   September 29, 2019
  Amount   Per Basic Share   Per Diluted Share   Amount   Per Basic Share   Per Diluted Share
Net Income $ 407   $.03   $.03   $ 898   $.06   $.06
Deferred Tax Provision   188   .01   .01     165   .01   .01
Adjusted Net Income $ 595   $.04   $.04   $ 1,063   $.07   $.07
                       
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding     15,908   16,089       15,785   16,162
                       
  Nine-Month Period Ended
  September 30, 2020   September 29, 2019
  Amount   Per Basic Share   Per Diluted Share   Amount   Per Basic Share   Per Diluted Share
Net Income $ 3,124   $.20   $.19   $ 3,579   $.23   $.22
Deferred Tax Provision   821   .05   .05     801   .05   .05
Adjusted Net Income $ 3,945   $.25   $.24   $ 4,380   $.28   $.27
                       
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding     15,889   16,103       15,756   16,138
                       
                       

Adjusted EBITDA

In evaluating our business, we consider and use Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, as a supplemental measure of our operating performance. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income attributable to Ultralife Corporation before net interest expense, provision (benefit) for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and stock-based compensation expense, plus/minus expenses/income that we do not consider reflective of our ongoing operations. We reconcile Adjusted EBITDA to net income attributable to Ultralife Corporation, the most comparable financial measure under U.S. GAAP. Neither current nor potential investors in our securities should rely on Adjusted EBITDA as a substitute for any GAAP measures and we encourage investors to review the following reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income attributable to Ultralife.

 

ULTRALIFE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CALCULATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA  
(Dollars in Thousands)  
(Unaudited)
       
  Three-Month Period Ended   Nine-Month Period Ended
  September 30, 2020   September 29, 2019   September 30, 2020   September 29, 2019
               
Net Income Attributable to Ultralife Corporation $ 407   $ 898   $ 3,124   $ 3,579
Adjustments:              
Interest and Financing Expense, Net   92     220     372     339
Income Tax Provision   192     225     1,010     942
Depreciation Expense   582     586     1,743     1,548
Amortization of Intangible Assets and Financing Fees   161     160     480     404
Stock-Based Compensation Expense   222     159     756     519
Non-Cash Purchase Accounting Adjustments   -     59     -     264
Adjusted EBITDA $ 1,656   $ 2,307   $ 7,485   $ 7,595
Company Contact:   Investor Relations Contact:
Ultralife Corporation   LHA 
Philip A. Fain    Jody Burfening
(315) 210-6110   (212) 838-3777
pfain@ulbi.com   jburfening@lhai.com

 

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