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AptarGroup Reports Second Quarter Results

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 27, 2017-- AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) today announced its second quarter results.

Second Quarter 2017 Summary

  • Reported sales were in line with the prior year
  • Excluding the negative impact from changes in foreign currency exchange rates, core sales increased 1% as robust core sales growth in the Pharma and Food + Beverage segments offset a decline in Beauty + Home
  • Reported net income (11% of net sales) increased to $65 million (+10%) primarily due to a lower effective tax rate
  • EBITDA (20% of net sales) decreased to $124 million (-7%) primarily due to decreases in business in certain markets and higher raw material costs
  • Reported earnings per share were $1.01 compared to $0.91 reported in the prior year (+11%) and $0.90 in the prior year when adjusting for changes in currency exchange rates (+12%)
  • Current period earnings per share included certain tax benefits equivalent to $0.09 per share related to stock-based compensation and $0.05 per share primarily related to the Company’s planned cash repatriation activities

Second Quarter Results

For the quarter ended June 30, 2017, reported sales were in line with the prior year at $618 million. Core sales, which exclude the negative impact from changes in currency exchange rates, increased approximately 1%.

Second Quarter Segment Sales Analysis

(Change Over Prior Year)

Beauty + Home Pharma Food + Beverage Total AptarGroup
Core Sales Growth (4%) 8% 7% 1%
Currency Effects (1) (1%) (2%) (1%) (1%)
Total Reported Sales Growth (5%) 6% 6% 0%
 
(1) - Currency effects are approximated by translating last year's amounts at this year's foreign exchange rates.
 

Commenting on the quarter, Stephan Tanda, President and CEO, said, “Our Pharma and Food + Beverage segments performed very well in the quarter with growth across each of their respective markets. Our Beauty + Home segment had another challenging quarter with decreased product sales across each end market and lower custom tooling sales. In Brazil we are feeling the effects of the difficult local economic condition. We also experienced operational challenges at a facility that produces decorative components sold to the beauty market and this, along with higher raw material costs, negatively impacted the segment’s profitability. We are moving forward with initiatives to return this segment to core growth while we work to improve operational efficiencies.”

Aptar’s reported earnings per share increased 11% to $1.01 compared to $0.91 reported a year ago. Prior year adjusted earnings per share, which adjusts for comparable exchange rates, would have been $0.90. Current period earnings per share included approximately $0.14 related to certain tax benefits.

Year-to-Date Results

For the six months ended June 30, 2017, reported sales increased 1% to $1.22 billion from $1.20 billion a year ago. Core sales, which exclude the negative impact from changes in currency exchange rates and the positive impact from acquisitions, increased approximately 2%.

Six Months Year-to-Date Segment Sales Analysis

(Change Over Prior Year)

Beauty + Home Pharma Food + Beverage Total AptarGroup
Core Sales Growth (2%) 9% 3% 2%
Acquisitions 1% 0% 0% 1%
Currency Effects (1) (1%) (2%) (2%) (2%)
Total Reported Sales Growth (2%) 7% 1% 1%
 
(1) - Currency effects are approximated by translating last year's amounts at this year's foreign exchange rates.
 

Tanda commented on the year-to-date results, “It’s been a mixed first half for our Beauty + Home segment with positive growth in the first quarter being more than offset by a difficult second quarter. Our Pharma segment has grown consistently and our Food + Beverage segment has performed well despite the continued difficult comparisons to the prior year for our beverage business in Asia.”

For the six months year-to-date, Aptar’s reported earnings per share increased 15% to $1.81 compared to $1.58 reported a year ago. Prior year adjusted earnings per share, which adjusts for costs related to the Mega Airless acquisition and comparable exchange rates, would have been $1.64. The six months year-to-date earnings per share included approximately $0.18 related to certain tax benefits.

Outlook

Commenting on Aptar’s outlook, Tanda said, “Looking ahead to the third quarter, we expect our Beauty + Home segment to continue to face headwinds in the short-term. In addition to continued weakness in North America and Brazil, we now anticipate some risk with our business in China due to the recent excessive heat wave resulting in energy restrictions. This not only impacts our facilities but our suppliers’ as well. It’s too early to estimate the effects but we are watching the situation closely. The business pipeline in our Pharma segment remains solid, although it will likely be difficult to report year-on-year sales growth due to some significant custom tooling sales that occurred in the prior year third quarter. We expect Food + Beverage to continue to grow over the prior year as we further leverage our capabilities and technologies across different categories. Though we face certain near-term challenges, we remain positive about our long-term growth opportunities across each business segment. We are dedicated to executing our growth strategy, investing for the future and helping our customers to grow their businesses with our innovative dispensing solutions.”

Aptar expects earnings per share for the third quarter to be in the range of $0.77 to $0.82 compared to $0.82 per share reported in the prior year. Our guidance range is based on an effective tax rate range of 26.5% to 28.5%, which includes an estimated potential tax benefit from our adoption of the new accounting standard for share-based compensation. Adjusting for changes in foreign currency exchange rates, comparable adjusted earnings per share for the prior year were approximately $0.83.

Cash Dividend

As previously reported, the Board declared on July 13, 2017 a quarterly cash dividend of $0.32 per share, payable August 16, 2017 to stockholders of record as of July 26, 2017.

Open Conference Call

There will be a conference call on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss AptarGroup’s second quarter results for 2017. The call will last approximately one hour. Interested parties are invited to listen to a live webcast by visiting the Investor Relations page at www.aptar.com. Replay of the conference call can also be accessed for a limited time on the Investor Relations page of the website.

AptarGroup, Inc. is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative dispensing and sealing solutions for the beauty, personal care, home care, prescription drug, consumer health care, injectables, food, and beverage markets. AptarGroup is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois, with manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. For more information, visit www.aptar.com.

Presentation of Non-GAAP Information

This press release refers to certain non-GAAP financial measures, including prior year adjusted earnings per share and adjusted EBITDA, which exclude the impact of transaction costs and purchase accounting adjustments that affected inventory values related to the Mega Airless acquisition. Core sales and adjusted earnings per share also exclude the impact of foreign currency translation effects. Non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled non-GAAP financial measures provided by other companies. Aptar’s management believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to our investors because they allow for a better period over period comparison of operating results by removing the impact of items that, in management’s view, do not reflect Aptar’s core operating performance. These non-GAAP financial measures also provide investors with certain information used by Aptar’s management when making financial and operational decisions. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP financial results, but should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income and other information presented herein. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures is included in the accompanying tables.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including certain statements set forth under the “Outlook” section of this press release. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “future,” “potential” and other similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,” “would” and “could” are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and are based on our beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to us. Accordingly, our actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements due to known or unknown risks and uncertainties that exist in our operations and business environment including, but not limited to, the possible impact and consequences of the fire at the Company’s facility in Annecy, France; the impact and extent of contamination found at the Company’s facility in Brazil; economic conditions worldwide including potential deflationary conditions in regions we rely on for growth; political conditions worldwide; significant fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates or our effective tax rate; changes in customer and/or consumer spending levels; financial conditions of customers and suppliers; consolidations within our customer or supplier bases; fluctuations in the cost of materials, components and other input costs; the availability of raw materials and components; our ability to successfully implement facility expansions and new facility projects; our ability to increase prices, contain costs and improve productivity; changes in capital availability or cost, including interest rate fluctuations; volatility of global credit markets; cybersecurity threats that could impact our networks and reporting systems; fiscal and monetary policies and other regulations, including changes in tax rates; direct or indirect consequences of acts of war or terrorism; work stoppages due to labor disputes; and competition, including technological advances. For additional information on these and other risks and uncertainties, please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion under “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our Form 10-Ks and Form 10-Qs. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 
 
AptarGroup, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data)
Consolidated Statements of Income
       
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30,   June 30,

2017

2016

2017

2016

 
Net Sales $ 617,746 $ 619,999 $ 1,219,062 $ 1,202,337
Cost of Sales (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below) (1) 399,954 389,863 784,886 764,066
Selling, Research & Development and Administrative (2) 95,659 96,131 197,175 199,146
Depreciation and Amortization   37,242     40,390     74,573     76,277  
Operating Income 84,891 93,615 162,428 162,848
Other Income/(Expense):
Interest Expense (7,712 ) (9,203 ) (15,974 ) (17,794 )
Interest Income 643 460 973 1,044
Equity in Results of Affiliates (22 ) (51 ) (70 ) (172 )
Miscellaneous, net   1,768     (463 )   1,691     (1,723 )
Income before Income Taxes 79,568 84,358 149,048 144,203
Provision for Income Taxes   14,379     25,307     32,054     41,286  
Net Income $ 65,189 $ 59,051 $ 116,994 $ 102,917
 
Net (Income)/Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests   (15 )   (3 )   -     (6 )
Net Income Attributable to AptarGroup, Inc. $ 65,174   $ 59,048   $ 116,994   $ 102,911  
Net Income Attributable to AptarGroup, Inc. per Common Share:
Basic $ 1.04   $ 0.94   $ 1.87   $ 1.64  
Diluted $ 1.01   $ 0.91   $ 1.81   $ 1.58  
 
Average Numbers of Shares Outstanding:
Basic 62,631 63,053 62,494 62,888
Diluted 64,828 64,785 64,519 65,063
 
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements:
(1) For the six months ended June 30, 2016, Cost of Sales included the effect of approximately $2.6 million of purchase accounting adjustments to inventory related to the Mega Airless acquisition.
 
(2) For the six months ended June 30, 2016, Selling, Research & Development and Administrative included approximately $5.6 million of costs related to the Mega Airless acquisition.

 
 
AptarGroup, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
(continued)
(In Thousands)
Consolidated Balance Sheets
       

June 30, 2017

December 31, 2016

ASSETS
 
Cash and Equivalents $ 336,915 $ 466,287
Receivables, net 499,697 433,127
Inventories 320,082 296,914
Other Current Assets   87,775   73,842
Total Current Assets 1,244,469 1,270,170
Net Property, Plant and Equipment 831,708 784,321
Goodwill 429,579 407,522
Other Assets   158,108   144,772
Total Assets $ 2,663,864 $ 2,606,785
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
Short-Term Obligations $ 7,889 $ 173,816
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities   471,171   369,139
Total Current Liabilities 479,060 542,955
Long-Term Obligations 770,648 772,737
Deferred Liabilities   104,980   116,851
Total Liabilities 1,354,688 1,432,543
 
AptarGroup, Inc. Stockholders' Equity 1,308,877 1,173,950
Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries   299   292
Total Equity   1,309,176   1,174,242
 
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 2,663,864 $ 2,606,785

 
 
AptarGroup, Inc.
Reconciliation of EBIT and EBITDA to Net Income (Unaudited)
(In Thousands)
             
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2017
 
Consolidated     Beauty + Home   Pharma   Food + Beverage   Corporate & Other   Net Interest
Net Sales $ 617,746 322,117 201,702 93,927 - -
 
Reported net income $ 65,189
Reported income taxes   14,379                        
Reported income before income taxes 79,568 25,203 59,792 12,577 (10,935 ) (7,069 )
Adjustments:
None
                       
Earnings before income taxes 79,568 25,203 59,792 12,577 (10,935 ) (7,069 )
Interest expense 7,712 7,712
Interest income   (643 )                       (643 )
Earnings before net interest and taxes (EBIT) 86,637 25,203 59,792 12,577 (10,935 ) -
Depreciation and amortization   37,242         19,347       9,857       6,117       1,921       -  
Earnings before net interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) $ 123,879       $ 44,550     $ 69,649     $ 18,694     $ (9,014 )   $ -  
 
Segment income margins (Income before income taxes / Reported Net Sales) 7.8 % 29.6 % 13.4 %
EBITDA margins (EBITDA / Reported Net Sales) 20.1 % 13.8 % 34.5 % 19.9 %
 
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2016
 
Consolidated     Beauty + Home   Pharma   Food + Beverage   Corporate & Other   Net Interest
Net Sales $ 619,999 340,321 191,034 88,644 - -
 
Reported net income $ 59,051
Reported income taxes   25,307                        
Reported income before income taxes 84,358 30,547 58,597 13,593 (9,636 ) (8,743 )
Adjustments:
None
                       
Earnings before income taxes 84,358 30,547 58,597 13,593 (9,636 ) (8,743 )
Interest expense 9,203 9,203
Interest income   (460 )                       (460 )
Earnings before net interest and taxes (EBIT) 93,101 30,547 58,597 13,593 (9,636 ) -
Depreciation and amortization   40,390         22,239       10,360       6,072       1,719       -  
Earnings before net interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) $ 133,491       $ 52,786     $ 68,957     $ 19,665     $ (7,917 )   $ -  
 
Segment income margins (Income before income taxes / Reported Net Sales) 9.0 % 30.7 % 15.3 %
EBITDA margins (EBITDA / Reported Net Sales) 21.5 % 15.5 % 36.1 % 22.2 %

 
 
AptarGroup, Inc.
Reconciliation of EBIT, Adjusted EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income (Unaudited)
(In Thousands)
             
Six Months Ended
June 30, 2017
 
Consolidated     Beauty + Home   Pharma   Food + Beverage   Corporate & Other   Net Interest
Net Sales $ 1,219,062 644,565 398,614 175,883 - -
 
Reported net income $ 116,994
Reported income taxes   32,054                        
Reported income before income taxes 149,048 47,411 118,862 19,717 (21,941 ) (15,001 )
Adjustments:
None
                       
Earnings before income taxes 149,048 47,411 118,862 19,717 (21,941 ) (15,001 )
Interest expense 15,974 15,974
Interest income   (973 )                       (973 )
Earnings before net interest and taxes (EBIT) 164,049 47,411 118,862 19,717 (21,941 ) -
Depreciation and amortization   74,573         39,227       19,628       11,923       3,795       -  
Earnings before net interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) $ 238,622       $ 86,638     $ 138,490     $ 31,640     $ (18,146 )   $ -  
 
Segment income margins (Income before income taxes / Reported Net Sales) 7.4 % 29.8 % 11.2 %
EBITDA margins (EBITDA / Reported Net Sales) 19.6 % 13.4 % 34.7 % 18.0 %
 
Six Months Ended
June 30, 2016
 
Consolidated     Beauty + Home   Pharma   Food + Beverage   Corporate & Other   Net Interest
Net Sales $ 1,202,337 654,657 374,169 173,511 - -
 
Reported net income $ 102,917
Reported income taxes   41,286                        
Reported income before income taxes 144,203 54,075 111,833 22,876 (27,831 ) (16,750 )
Adjustments:
Transaction costs related to the Mega Airless acquisition 5,640 5,640
Purchase accounting adjustments related to Mega Airless inventory   2,577         2,151       426              
Adjusted earnings before income taxes 152,420 56,226 112,259 22,876 (22,191 ) (16,750 )
Interest expense 17,794 17,794
Interest income   (1,044 )                       (1,044 )
Adjusted earnings before net interest and taxes (Adjusted EBIT) 169,170 56,226 112,259 22,876 (22,191 ) -
Depreciation and amortization   76,277         41,497       19,617       11,896       3,267       -  
Adjusted earnings before net interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) $ 245,447       $ 97,723     $ 131,876     $ 34,772     $ (18,924 )   $ -  
 
Segment income margins (Income before income taxes / Reported Net Sales) 8.3 % 29.9 % 13.2 %
Adjusted EBITDA margins (Adjusted EBITDA / Reported Net Sales) 20.4 % 14.9 % 35.2 % 20.0 %

 
 
AptarGroup, Inc.
Reconciliation of Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share (Unaudited)
($ in thousands, except per share information)
     
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30,   June 30,

2017

 

2016

2017

 

2016

 
Income before Income Taxes $ 79,568 $ 84,358 $ 149,048 $ 144,203
 

Adjustments:

Transaction costs related to the Mega Airless acquisition 5,640
Purchase accounting adjustments related to Mega Airless inventory 2,577
Foreign currency effects (1)       (1,189 )         (2,729 )
Adjusted Income before Income Taxes $ 79,568     $ 83,169     $ 149,048   $ 149,691  
 
 
Provision for Income Taxes $ 14,379 $ 25,307 $ 32,054 $ 41,286
 

Adjustments:

Transaction costs related to the Mega Airless acquisition 1,483
Purchase accounting adjustments related to Mega Airless inventory 859
Foreign currency effects (1)       (344 )         (675 )
Adjusted Provision for Income Taxes $ 14,379     $ 24,963     $ 32,054   $ 42,953  
 
 
 
Net (Income)/Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests $ (15 ) $ (3 ) $ - $ (6 )
 
Net Income Attributable to AptarGroup, Inc. $ 65,174 $ 59,048 $ 116,994 $ 102,911
 

Adjustments:

Transaction costs related to the Mega Airless acquisition 4,157
Purchase accounting adjustments related to Mega Airless inventory 1,718
Foreign currency effects (1)       (845 )         (2,054 )
Adjusted Net Income Attributable to AptarGroup, Inc. $ 65,174     $ 58,203     $ 116,994   $ 106,732  
 
Average Number of Diluted Shares Outstanding 64,828 64,785 64,519 65,063
 
Net Income Attributable to AptarGroup, Inc. Per Diluted Share $ 1.01 $ 0.91 $ 1.81 $ 1.58
 

Adjustments:

Transaction costs related to the Mega Airless acquisition 0.06
Purchase accounting adjustments related to Mega Airless inventory 0.03
Foreign currency effects (1)       (0.01 )         (0.03 )
Adjusted Net Income Attributable to AptarGroup, Inc. Per Diluted Share $ 1.01     $ 0.90     $ 1.81   $ 1.64  
 
(1) Foreign currency effects are approximations of the adjustment necessary to state the prior year earnings and earnings per share using current period foreign currency exchange rates.

 
 
AptarGroup, Inc.
Reconciliation of Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share (Unaudited)
($ in thousands, except per share information)
   
Three Months Ended
September 30,

Expected 2017

   

2016

 
Income before Income Taxes $ 75,001
 

Adjustments:

Foreign currency effects (1)   1,020  
Adjusted Income before Income Taxes $ 76,021  
 
 
Provision for Income Taxes $ 21,901
 

Adjustments:

Foreign currency effects (1)   307  
Adjusted Provision for Income Taxes $ 22,208  
 
 
Net (Income)/Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests $ (2 )
 
Net Income Attributable to AptarGroup, Inc. $ 53,098
 

Adjustments:

Foreign currency effects (1)   713  
Adjusted Net Income Attributable to AptarGroup, Inc. $ 53,811  
 
Average Number of Diluted Shares Outstanding 64,690
 
Net Income Attributable to AptarGroup, Inc. Per Diluted Share (2) $0.77 - $0.82 $ 0.82
 

Adjustments:

Foreign currency effects (1)         0.01  
Adjusted Net Income Attributable to AptarGroup, Inc. Per Diluted Share (2) $0.77 - $0.82     $ 0.83  
 
(1) Foreign currency effects are approximations of the adjustment necessary to state the prior year earnings per share using foreign currency exchange rates as of June 30, 2017.
 
(2) AptarGroup’s expected earnings per share range for the third quarter of 2017 is based on an effective tax rate range of 26.5% to 28.5% which includes an estimate of a potential impact from our adoption of the new accounting standard for share-based compensation.

Source: AptarGroup, Inc.

AptarGroup, Inc.
Investor Relations Contact:
Matthew DellaMaria
matt.dellamaria@aptar.com
815-477-0424
or
Media Contact:
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katie.reardon@aptar.com
815-477-0424

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