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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the Quarterly Period Ended March 31, 2018

OR

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the Transition Period from              to             

Commission File Number 000-25032

 

UNIVERSAL STAINLESS & ALLOY PRODUCTS, INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

DELAWARE

25-1724540

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

600 Mayer Street

Bridgeville, PA 15017

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(412) 257-7600

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes      No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes      No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer

 

Accelerated filer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer

 

  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

Smaller reporting company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emerging growth company

 

 

 

 

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes      No  

As of April 24, 2018, there were 7,265,560 shares of the Registrant’s common stock outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.

Table of Contents

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

PAGE NO.

 

 

 

 

 

PART I.

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

Financial Statements

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

 

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

PART II.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

Legal Proceedings

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

 

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

 

Mine Safety Disclosures

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.

 

Other Information

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

Item 6.

 

Exhibits

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

19

 

 

 

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Part I.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

UNIVERSAL STAINLESS & ALLOY PRODUCTS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Information)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

63,737

 

$

48,875

Cost of products sold

 

 

54,465

 

 

44,630

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin

 

 

9,272

 

 

4,245

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

5,207

 

 

4,729

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

4,065

 

 

(484)

Interest expense and other financing costs

 

 

1,206

 

 

1,003

Other (income) expense, net

 

 

(43)

 

 

(6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

 

2,902

 

 

(1,481)

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

 

777

 

 

(262)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

2,125

 

$

(1,219)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per common share - Basic

 

$

0.29

 

$

(0.17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per common share - Diluted

 

$

0.28

 

$

(0.17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

7,261,966

 

 

7,216,447

Diluted

 

 

7,492,972

 

 

7,216,447

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


1


 

UNIVERSAL STAINLESS & ALLOY PRODUCTS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

 

2,125

 

 

$

 

(1,219

)

Other Comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized income (loss) on foreign currency contracts

 

 

 

(58

)

 

 

 

(31

)

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

$

 

2,067

 

 

$

 

(1,250

)

 

2


 

UNIVERSAL STAINLESS & ALLOY PRODUCTS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Information)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

(Derived from

 

 

 

 

 

audited

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

statements)

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

228

 

$

207

Accounts receivable (less allowance for doubtful accounts of $456 and $456, respectively)

 

 

33,593

 

 

24,990

Inventory, net

 

 

119,961

 

 

116,663

Other current assets

 

 

4,047

 

 

4,404

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current assets

 

 

157,829

 

 

146,264

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

 

173,870

 

 

174,444

Other long-term assets

 

 

8,854

 

 

523

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

340,553

 

$

321,231

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

28,371

 

$

34,898

Accrued employment costs

 

 

3,501

 

 

4,075

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

6,718

 

 

4,707

Other current liabilities

 

 

1,177

 

 

1,268

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

39,767

 

 

44,948

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt, net

 

 

93,187

 

 

75,006

Deferred income taxes

 

 

10,361

 

 

9,605

Other long-term liabilities, net

 

 

3,015

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

 

146,330

 

 

129,563

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share; 1,980,000 shares authorized; 0 shares issued and outstanding

 

 

-

 

 

-

Common stock, par value $0.001 per share; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 7,558,040 and 7,550,642 shares issued, respectively

 

 

8

 

 

8

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

59,001

 

 

58,514

Other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

(151)

 

 

(93)

Retained earnings

 

 

137,655

 

 

135,529

Treasury stock, at cost; 292,855 common shares held

 

 

(2,290)

 

 

(2,290)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

194,223

 

 

191,668

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

340,553

 

$

321,231

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements. 

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UNIVERSAL STAINLESS & ALLOY PRODUCTS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

 

$

2,125

 

 

 

$

(1,219

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

4,756

 

 

 

 

4,717

 

Deferred income tax

 

 

 

772

 

 

 

 

(296

)

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

 

326

 

 

 

 

534

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

 

(8,604

)

 

 

 

(6,523

)

Inventory, net

 

 

 

(3,832

)

 

 

 

(4,499

)

Accounts payable

 

 

 

(7,699

)

 

 

 

9,423

 

Accrued employment costs

 

 

 

(499

)

 

 

 

(1,371

)

Income taxes

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

32

 

Other, net

 

 

 

296

 

 

 

 

(790

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

 

 

 

(12,354

)

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing Activity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

 

 

(2,485

)

 

 

 

(1,413

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash (used in) investing activity

 

 

 

(2,485

)

 

 

 

(1,413

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings under revolving credit facility

 

 

 

128,729

 

 

 

 

71,863

 

Payments on revolving credit facility

 

 

 

(107,080

)

 

 

 

(68,721

)

Proceeds under New Markets Tax Credit financing

 

 

 

3,010

 

 

 

 

-

 

Payments on term loan facility, capital leases, and notes

 

 

 

(1,172

)

 

 

 

(1,598

)

Payments on deferred financing costs

 

 

 

(351

)

 

 

 

-

 

Proceeds from the common stock exercised

 

 

 

54

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

 

23,190

 

 

 

 

1,544

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and restricted cash

 

 

 

8,351

 

 

 

 

139

 

Cash and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

 

 

207

 

 

 

 

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and restricted cash at end of period

 

 

$

8,558

 

 

 

$

214

 

 

The following table provides a reconciliation of cash and restricted cash reported within the Consolidated Balance Sheets that sum to the total of the same such amounts shown in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow.

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2018

 

 

 

March 31, 2017

 

Cash

 

 

$

228

 

 

 

$

214

 

Restricted cash included in other long-term assets

 

 

 

8,330

 

 

 

 

-

 

Total cash and restricted cash

 

 

$

8,558

 

 

 

$

214

 

 

Amounts included in restricted cash represent those funds required to be used pursuant to the construction of a new bar cell unit at the Company's Dunkirk, NY facility. These funds were obtained pursuant to the terms of the New Markets Tax Credit Program.

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

4


 

UNIVERSAL STAINLESS & ALLOY PRODUCTS, INC.

NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Note 1: Nature of Business and Basis of Presentation

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (“Universal”, “we”, “our” or the “Company”), manufacture and market semi-finished and finished specialty steel products, including stainless steel, nickel alloys, tool steel and certain other alloyed steels. Our manufacturing process involves melting, remelting, heat treating, hot and cold rolling, forging, machining and cold drawing of semi-finished and finished specialty steels. Our products are sold to service centers, forgers, rerollers, original equipment manufacturers and wire redrawers. Our customers further process our products for use in a variety of industries, including the aerospace, power generation, oil and gas, heavy equipment, and general industrial manufacturing industries. We also perform conversion services on materials supplied by customers.

The accompanying unaudited consolidated statements include the accounts of Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. and its subsidiaries and are prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial reports and the instructions for Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared under U.S. GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such regulations. However, we believe that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with our most recently audited financial statements and the notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the opinion of management, the accompanying financial statements include all adjustments necessary to present a fair presentation of the consolidated financial statements for the periods shown. Interim results are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full fiscal year or any future period. The preparation of these financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Actual results may differ from our estimates. The consolidated financial statements include our accounts and the accounts of our wholly–owned subsidiaries. We also consolidate, regardless of our ownership percentage, variable interest entities (each a “VIE”) for which we are deemed to have a controlling financial interest. All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated.

When we obtain an economic interest in an entity, we evaluate the entity to determine if the entity is a VIE, and if we are deemed to be a primary beneficiary. As a part of our evaluation, we are required to qualitatively assess if we are the primary beneficiary of the VIE based on whether we hold the power to direct those matters that most significantly impacted the activities of the VIE and the obligation to absorb losses or the right to receive the benefits of the VIE that could potentially be significant. Refer to Note 6, New Markets Tax Credit Financing Transaction, for a description of the VIE’s included in our consolidated financial statements.

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)” (“ASU 2014-09”), which supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in ASC 605, “Revenue Recognition.” ASU 2014-09 is based on the principle that revenue is recognized to depict the transfer of goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. It also requires additional disclosure about the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue, cash flows arising from customer contracts, including significant judgments and changes in judgments, and assets recognized from costs incurred to obtain or fulfill a contract. ASU 2014-09 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that reporting period. The Company adopted the provisions of ASU 2014-09 on January 1, 2018, using the modified retrospective approach. Revenue from the Company’s product sales continue to generally be recognized when products are shipped (i.e. point in time). As such, the adoption of ASU 2014-09 had no material effect on revenue, gross margin or operating income; however, the Company has now presented the disclosures required by this new standard, refer to Note 3.

In November 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-18, “Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Restricted Cash,” or (“ASU 2016-18”). ASU 2016-18 is intended to clarify how entities present restricted cash in the statement of cash flows. The guidance requires entities to show the changes in the total of cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash in the statement of cash flows. As a result, entities will no longer present transfers between cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash in the statement of cash flows. When cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash are presented in more than one line item on the balance sheet, the guidance requires a reconciliation of the totals in the statement of cash flows to the related captions in the balance sheet. This reconciliation can be presented either on the face of the statement of cash flows or in the notes to the financial statements. ASU 2016-18 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 and is to be applied retrospectively. We adopted ASU 2016-18 in the first quarter of 2018 and applied the guidance retrospectively to our prior period Consolidated Statement of Cash Flow.

 

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Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

The Company considers the applicability and impact of all ASUs.  Recently issued ASUs not listed below were assessed and determined to be either not applicable or are expected to have minimal impact on our consolidated financial statements.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-2 “Leases (Topic 842)”.  The ASU requires lessees to recognize most leases on their balance sheet as a right-of-use asset and a lease liability.  For income statement purposes, the FASB retained a dual model, requiring leases to be classified as either operating or finance.  The criteria for evaluating are similar to those applied in current leases accounting.  This guidance is effective for annual and interim reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018 with early adoption permitted.  We are currently evaluating the impact of this guidance on our financial statements and the timing of adoption.

In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-02, “Income Statement – Reporting Comprehensive Income,” that will permit companies the option to reclassify stranded tax effects caused by the newly-enacted U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings. Consequently, the amendments eliminate the stranded tax effects resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and will improve the usefulness of information reported to financial statement users. However, because the amendments only relate to the reclassification of the income tax effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the underlying guidance that requires that the effect of a change in tax laws or rates be included in income from continuing operations is not affected. Adoption of the ASU will be optional, and companies will need to disclose if it elects not to adopt the ASU. The ASU will be effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption will be permitted, including adoption in any interim period, for financial statements that have not yet been issued or made available for issuance. Entities will have the option to apply the amendments retrospectively or to record the reclassification as of the beginning of the period of adoption. We are currently evaluating the impact of this guidance on our financial statements and the timing of adoption.

Note 2: Net income (loss) per Common Share

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted net income (loss) per common share:

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

 

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

2,125

 

$

(1,219)

Adjustment for interest expense on notes (A)

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss), as adjusted

 

$

2,125

 

$

(1,219)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding

 

 

7,261,966

 

 

7,216,447

Weighted average effect of dilutive stock options and other stock compensation

 

 

231,006

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding, as adjusted

 

 

7,492,972

 

 

7,216,447

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per common share - Basic

 

$

0.29

 

$

(0.17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per common share - Diluted

 

$

0.28

 

$

(0.17)

 

(A)

An adjustment for interest expense on notes was excluded from the loss per share calculation for the three months ended March 31, 2017 as a result of the notes being antidilutive.

We had options to purchase 338,550 and 625,800 shares of common stock outstanding at an average price of $33.84 and $30.17 for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The shares were excluded in the computation of diluted net loss per common share for the three months ended March 31, 2017. These outstanding options were not included in the computation of diluted net loss per common share because their respective exercise prices were greater than the average market price of our common stock.  The calculation of diluted net loss per common share for the three months ended March 31, 2017 excluded 406,847 shares, for the assumed conversion of notes as a result of being anti-dilutive.  The calculation of diluted net loss per common share for the three months ended March 31, 2017 excluded 73,609  shares, for the assumed exercise of stock options as a result of being in a net loss position.  In addition, the calculation of diluted net loss per share for the three months ended March 31, 2017 excluded 7,708 shares for the issuance of stock for restricted stock units.

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Note 3: Revenue Recognition

The Company’s revenues are primarily comprised of sales of products. Revenue is recognized when the Company satisfies its performance obligation under the contract by transferring the promised product to its customer that obtains control of the product. A performance obligation is a promise in a contract to transfer a distinct product to a customer. Most of the Company’s contracts have a single performance obligation, as the promise to transfer products or services is not separately identifiable from other promises in the contract and, therefore, not distinct.

Revenue is measured as the amount of consideration the Company expects to receive in exchange for transferring products. As such, revenue is recorded net of returns, allowances, customer discounts, and incentives. Sales and other taxes are excluded from revenues. Invoiced shipping and handling costs are included in revenue.

The Company’s revenue is primarily from products transferred to customers at a point in time. The Company recognizes revenue at the point in time in which the customer obtains control of the product, which is generally when product title passes to the customer upon shipment.

The Company has evaluated the impact of the new revenue recognition standard on individual customer contracts.  We have determined that there are certain customer agreements involving production of specified product grades and shapes that require revenue to be recognized over time, in advance of shipment, due to there being no alternative use for these grades and shapes without significant economic loss.  Also, the Company maintains an enforceable right to payment including a normal profit margin from the customer in the event of contract termination. Over-time recognition is a change from prior accounting, which was point-in-time for these products.  

The adoption of ASU 2014-09, using the modified retrospective approach, had no material effect on revenue, gross margin or operating income.  Additionally, on January 1, 2018 the adoption had an immaterial impact on the company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet. As of March 31, 2018 the adoption created contract assets related to services performed, not yet billed.  These amounts are included in Accounts Receivable in the Consolidated Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2018.  Contract assets recorded as of March 31, 2018 totaled $2.1 million.  The Company does not have any material contract liabilities as of March 31, 2018.

The Company has elected the following practical expedients allowed under ASU 2014-09:

 

Shipping costs are not considered to be separate performance obligations.

 

Performance obligations are satisfied within one year from a given reporting date, consequently we omit disclosure of the transaction price apportioned to remaining performance obligations on open orders.

The following summarizes our revenue by melt type:

 

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

Net sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialty alloys

 

$

 

50,485

 

 

 

42,405

 

Premium alloys (A)

 

 

 

11,845

 

 

 

5,833

 

Conversion services and other sales

 

 

 

1,407

 

 

 

637

 

Total net sales

 

$

 

63,737

 

 

 

48,875

 

(A)

Premium alloys represent all vacuum induction melted (VIM) products.

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Note 4: Inventory

Our raw material and starting stock inventory is primarily comprised of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal and alloys such as nickel, chrome, molybdenum, cobalt and copper.  Our semi-finished and finished steel products are work-in-process in various stages of production or are finished products waiting to be shipped to our customers.  Operating materials are primarily comprised of forge dies and production molds and rolls that are consumed over their useful lives. During the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, we amortized these operating materials in the amount of $0.5 million.  This expense is recorded as a component of cost of products sold on the consolidated statements of operations and included as a part of our total depreciation and amortization on the consolidated statements of cash flows. Inventory is stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value with cost principally determined on a weighted average cost method. Such costs include the acquisition cost for raw materials and supplies, direct labor and applied manufacturing overhead. We assess market based upon actual and estimated transactions at or around the balance sheet date. Typically, we reserve for slow-moving inventory and inventory that is being evaluated under our quality control process. The reserves are based upon management’s expected method of disposition. Inventories consisted of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

(in thousands)

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raw materials and starting stock

 

$

10,455

 

$

8,527

Semi-finished and finished steel products

 

 

100,991

 

 

99,820

Operating materials

 

 

11,412

 

 

10,850

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross inventory

 

 

122,858

 

 

119,197

Inventory reserves

 

 

(2,897)

 

 

(2,534)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total inventory, net

 

$

119,961

 

$

116,663

 

Note 5: Long-Term Debt

Long-term debt consisted of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

(in thousands)

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revolving credit facility

 

$

59,673

 

$

38,024

Notes

 

 

19,000

 

 

19,000

Term loan

 

 

20,471

 

 

21,541

Capital leases

 

 

1,796

 

 

1,897

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total debt

 

 

100,940

 

 

80,462

Less: current portion of long-term debt

 

 

(6,718)

 

 

(4,707)

Less: deferred financing costs

 

 

(1,035)

 

 

(749)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

$

93,187

 

$

75,006

 

Credit Facility

We have a Revolving Credit, Term Loan and Security Agreement (“Credit Agreement”) with PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent and co-collateral agent, Bank of America, N.A., as co-collateral agent, and PNC Capital Markets LLC, as sole lead arranger and sole bookrunner.  The Credit Agreement provides for a senior secured revolving credit facility not to exceed $65.0 million (“Revolving Credit Facility”) and a senior secured term loan facility (“Term Loan”) in the amount of $30.0 million (together with the Revolving Credit Facility, “Facilities”).  The Credit Agreement also provides for a letter of credit sub-facility not to exceed $10.0 million and a swing loan sub-facility not to exceed $6.5 million.     

On April 24, 2018, the Company announced it had amended its Credit Agreement increasing our Revolving Credit Facility by $8.0 million from $65.0 million to $73.0 million. This amendment will provide additional liquidity to the Company.  Further, there have been no changes to the financial covenants, and the Company remains in compliance with all covenants. Subsequent to the Company’s April 24, 2018 amendment to the Revolving Credit Facility, the Company may request to increase the maximum aggregate principal amount of the borrowings by $17.0 million prior to January 21, 2020.

The Facilities, which expire upon the earlier of (i) January 21, 2021 or (ii) the date that is 90 days prior to the scheduled maturity date of the notes (as defined below) (in either case, “Expiration Date”), are collateralized by a first lien on substantially all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries, except that no real property is collateral under the Facilities other than the Company’s real property in North Jackson, OH.

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Availability under the Revolving Credit Facility is based on eligible accounts receivable and inventory.  The Company is required to pay a commitment fee of 0.25% based on the daily unused portion of the Revolving Credit Facility.

With respect to the Term Loan, the Company makes quarterly installment payments of principal of approximately $1.1 million, plus accrued and unpaid interest, on the first day of each fiscal quarter. To the extent not previously paid, the Term Loan will become due and payable in full on the Expiration Date.

Amounts outstanding under the Facilities, at the Company’s option, will bear interest at either a base rate plus a margin or a rate based on LIBOR plus a margin, in either case calculated in accordance with the terms of the Credit Agreement.  Interest under the Credit Agreement is payable monthly.  We elected to use the LIBOR based rate for the majority of the debt outstanding under the Facilities for the three months ended March 31, 2018, which was 3.67% on our Revolving Credit Facility and 4.17% for the Term Loan at March 31, 2018.

The Credit Agreement contains customary affirmative and negative covenants.  The Company must maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio of not less than 1.10 to 1.0, in each case measured on a rolling four-quarter basis calculated in accordance with the terms of the Credit Agreement.  We were in compliance with our covenants under the Credit Agreement at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017.

At March 31, 2018, we had Credit Agreement related deferred financing costs of approximately $0.7 million.  For the three months ended March 31, 2018, we amortized $0.1 million of deferred financing costs.

$6.7 million of the current quarter increase in the Revolving Credit Facility was to fund cash restricted for use related to the New Markets Tax Credit Financing Transaction, described in Note 6.

 

Notes

In connection with the acquisition of the North Jackson facility, in August 2011, we issued $20.0 million in notes (collectively, “Notes”) to the sellers of the North Jackson facility as partial consideration of the acquisition.  

On January 21, 2016, the Company entered into Amended and Restated Notes in the aggregate principal amount of $20.0 million, each in favor of Gorbert Inc. (“Holder”). The Company’s obligations under the Notes are collateralized by a second lien on the same assets of the Company that collateralize the obligations of the Company under the Facilities.

The Notes were originally scheduled to mature on March 17, 2019. On March 30, 2018, the Company provided notification of its intent to extend the maturity date to March 17, 2020 in accordance with the terms of the Notes.

Upon the Company’s extension of the maturity date of the Notes to March 17, 2020, principal payments in the aggregate of $2.0 million will be required to be made in March 2019.  In conjunction with the intended extension of the maturity date of the Notes, $2.0 million has been classified within current portion of long-term debt.  

Additionally, the Company has the option to further extend the maturity date of the Notes to March 17, 2021.  Extending the maturity date of the Notes to March 17, 2021 would require a principal payment in the aggregate of $2.0 million to be made in March 2020.

The Notes bear interest at a rate of 5.0% per year through and including August 17, 2017 and a rate of 6.0% per year from and after August 18, 2017.  Through and including June 18, 2017, all accrued and unpaid interest was payable semi-annually in arrears on each June 18 and December 18. After June 18, 2017, all accrued and unpaid interest is payable quarterly in arrears on each September 18, December 18, March 18 and June 18.

The Holder had the right to elect at any time on or prior to August 17, 2017 to convert all or any portion of the outstanding principal amount of the Notes which is an integral multiple of $0.1. The Holder’s conversion rights expired and are no longer subject to exercise.     

Capital Leases

The Company occasionally enters into capital lease arrangements.  The capital assets and obligations are recorded at the present value of minimum lease payments.  The assets are included in Property, Plant and Equipment, net on the Consolidated Balance Sheet and are depreciated over the respective lease terms which range from three to five years.  The long-term component of the capital lease obligations is included in Long-term debt and the current component is included in Current portion of long-term debt.  During the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Company did not enter into any new capital lease agreements. During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company entered into capital lease agreements for which the net present value of the minimum lease payments, at inception, was $0.3 million.  

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As of March 31, 2018, future minimum lease payments applicable to capital leases were as follows:

 

2018

 

$

443

2019

 

 

591

2020

 

 

569

2021

 

 

467

2022

 

 

56

2023

 

 

16

Total minimum capital lease payments

 

$

2,142

Less amounts representing interest

 

 

(346)

Present value of net minimum capital lease payments

 

$

1,796

Less current obligation

 

 

(432)

Total long-term capital lease obligation

 

$

1,364

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, the amortization of capital lease assets was $0.1 million, which is included in cost of products sold in the Consolidated Statement of Operations.

Note 6: New Markets Tax Credit Financing Transaction

On March 9, 2018, the Company entered into a financing transaction with PNC New Markets Investment Partners, LLC and Boston Community Capital, Inc. related to a new mid-size bar cell capital project at the Company’s Dunkirk, NY facility.  PNC New Markets Investment Partners, LLC made a capital contribution and the Company made a loan to Dunkirk Investment Fund, LLC (“Investment Fund”) under a qualified New Markets Tax Credit (“NMTC”) program.  Through this financing transaction, the Company secured low interest financing and the potential for other future benefits related to its mid-size bar cell capital project.

In connection with the financing transaction, the Company loaned $6.7 million aggregate principal amount (“Leverage Loan”) due in March 2048 to the Investment Fund.  Additionally, PNC New Markets Investment Partners, LLC contributed $3.5 million to the Investment Fund, and as such, PNC New Markets Investment Partners, LLC is entitled to substantially all tax and other benefits derived from the NMTC.  The Investment Fund then contributed the proceeds to a community development entity (“CDE”). The CDE then loaned the funds, on similar terms, as the Leverage Loan to Dunkirk Specialty Steel, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. The CDE loan proceeds are restricted for use on the mid-size bar cell capital project.

The NMTC is subject to 100 percent recapture for a period of seven years as provided in the Internal Revenue Code.  The Company is required to comply with various regulations and contractual provisions that apply to the NMTC arrangement.  Non-compliance with applicable requirements could result in projected tax benefits not being realized and, therefore, require the Company to indemnify PNC New Markets Investment Partners, LLC for any loss or recapture of NMTCs related to the financing until the Company’s obligation to deliver tax benefits is relieved.  The Company does not anticipate any credit recaptures will be required in connection with this arrangement.  This transaction also includes a put/call provision whereby the Company may be obligated or entitled to repurchase PNC New Markets Investment Partners, LLC’s interest in the Investment Fund.  The Company believes that PNC New Markets Investment Partners, LLC will exercise the put option in March 2025, at the end of the recapture period.  The value attributed to the put/call is negligible.

Direct costs incurred in structuring this financing transaction totaled $0.4 million. These costs were deferred and will be amortized over the term of the loans.  

The Company has determined that the Investment Fund and CDE are each a VIE, and that it is the primary beneficiary of each VIE.  This conclusion was reached based on the following:

 

The ongoing activities of the VIE, collecting and remitting interest and fees, and NMTC compliance were all considered in the initial design and are not expected to significantly affect economic performance throughout the life of the VIE;

 

Contractual arrangements obligate the Company to comply with NMTC rules and regulations and provide various other guarantees to the Investment Fund and CDE;

 

PNC New Markets Investment Partners, LLC lacks a material interest in the underlying economics of the project; and

 

The Company is obligated to absorb losses of the VIE.

Because the Company is the primary beneficiary of each VIE, these entities have been included in the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements.  

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As of March 31, 2018, the Company has recorded $8.3 million as restricted cash which is included in Other long-term assets on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet and $3.0 million as Other long-term liabilities related to this financing transaction.  Cash is restricted for use in bar cell capital purchases only. Other long-term liabilities represent funds contributed to the Investment Fund by PNC New Markets Investment Partners, LLC.

Note 7:  Fair Value Measurement

The fair value hierarchy has three levels based on the inputs used to determine fair value, which are as follows:

Level 1 — Unadjusted quoted prices available in active markets for the identical assets or liabilities at the measurement date.

Level 2 — Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities, or unadjusted quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, or inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability.

Level 3 — Unobservable inputs that cannot be corroborated by observable market data and reflect the use of significant management judgment. These values are generally determined using pricing models for which the assumptions utilize management’s estimates of market participant assumptions.

The fair value hierarchy requires the use of observable market data when available. In instances where the inputs used to measure fair value fall into different levels of the fair value hierarchy, the fair value measurement has been determined based on the lowest level input significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety. Our assessment of the significance of a particular item to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgment, including the consideration of inputs specific to the asset or liability.

The carrying amounts of our cash, accounts receivable and accounts payable approximated fair value at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 due to their short-term maturities (Level 1). The fair value of the Term Loan, Revolving Credit facility at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 approximated the carrying amount as the interest rate is based upon floating short-term interest rates (Level 2).  At March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the fair value of our Notes was approximately $18.9 and $18.8 million, respectively (Level 2).

Note 8:  Commitments and Contingencies

From time to time, various lawsuits and claims have been or may be asserted against us relating to the conduct of our business, including routine litigation relating to commercial and employment matters. The ultimate cost and outcome of any litigation or claim cannot be predicted with certainty. Management believes, based on information presently available, that the likelihood that the ultimate outcome of any such pending matter will have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, or liquidity or a material impact on our results of operations is remote, although the resolution of one or more of these matters may have a material adverse effect on our results of operations for the period in which the resolution occurs.

Note 9:  Income Taxes

Management estimates the annual effective income tax rate quarterly, based on current annual forecasted results. Items unrelated to current year ordinary income are recognized entirely in the period identified as a discrete item of tax. The quarterly income tax provision (benefit) is comprised of tax on ordinary income provided at the most recent estimated annual effective tax rate (“ETR”), increased or decreased for the tax effect of discrete items.

For the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, our estimated annual effective tax rates applied to ordinary income (losses) were 18.7% and 20.7%, respectively. The difference between the statutory rate and the projected annual ETR of 18.7% for 2018 is primarily due to the research and development credit. Our estimated ETR incorporated the 21% statutory U.S. corporate income tax rate that was enacted on December 22, 2017 by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, for the tax years beginning after December 31, 2017.

Including the effect of discrete items, our effective tax rates for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 were 26.8% and 17.7%, respectively. The difference between the annual ETR of 18.7% and the quarterly rate of 26.8% for the three months ended March 31, 2018 is primarily related to the expiration of fully vested stock options, which impacted income tax expense by $0.2 million.

Note 10: Derivatives and Hedging

The Company invoices certain customers in foreign currencies. In order to mitigate the risks associated with fluctuations in exchange rates with the US Dollar, the Company entered into foreign exchange forward contracts during 2018 and 2017 for a portion of these sales and has designated these contracts as cash flow hedges. The notional value of these contracts at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 was $3.4 million and $4.5 million, respectively.  An accumulated unrealized loss of $0.1 million was recorded in other comprehensive income at December 31, 2017.  

Note 11: Subsequent Event

On April 24, 2018, the Company announced it had amended its Credit Agreement increasing our Revolving Credit Facility by $8.0 million from $65.0 million to $73.0 million. This amendment will provide additional liquidity to the Company.  Further, there have been no changes to the financial covenants, and the Company remains in compliance with all covenants.

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ITEM  2.

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains or incorporates forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995, which involves risks and uncertainties. The following information should be read in conjunction with the unaudited consolidated financial information and the notes thereto included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. You should not place undue reliance on these forward looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially due to competitive factors and other factors referred to in Part 1A. Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. These factors may cause our actual results to differ materially from any forward looking statement. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections about the industry and markets in which we operate, and management’s beliefs and assumptions. In addition, other written or oral statements that constitute forward looking statements may be made by us or on our behalf. Words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “may,” “target,” “project,” or variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict.

Business Overview

We manufacture and market semi-finished and finished specialty steel products, including stainless steel, nickel alloys, tool steel and certain other alloyed steels. Our manufacturing process involves melting, remelting, heat treating, hot and cold rolling, forging, machining and cold drawing of semi-finished and finished specialty steels. Our products are sold to rerollers, forgers, service centers, original equipment manufacturers and wire redrawers. Our customers further process our products for use in a variety of industries, including the aerospace, power generation, oil and gas, heavy equipment and general industrial markets. We also perform conversion services on materials supplied by customers.

Sales in the first quarter of 2018 were $63.7 million, an increase of $14.9 million, or 30.4%, from the first quarter of 2017 and an increase of $13.5 million, or 26.8%, from the fourth quarter of 2017. Net sales increased across most end markets in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the first quarter of 2017 with aerospace up $9.5 million, or 35.8%, oil & gas up $3.6 million, or 73.0%, heavy equipment up $2.4 million, or 30.6%, and general industrial, conversion services and other up $1.3 million, or 25.0%.   These increases were partially offset by lower power generation end market sales of $1.9 million, or negative 45.9%.  Sequentially, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, aerospace increased by $7.8 million, or 27.6%, oil & gas increased by $3.7 million, or 77.2%, heavy equipment sales increased by $2.5 million, or 33.0%, and general industrial, conversion services and other end markets increased by $1.5 million, or 28.2%. These increases were partially offset by decreased power generation end market sales of $2.0 million, or negative 47.1%. During the first quarter of 2018, our net sales of premium alloy products, which we define as all vacuum induction melt products, represented $11.8 million, or 18.6% of total net sales.  This compared to the first quarter of 2017 when premium alloy net sales were $5.8 million, or 11.9% of total net sales, and the fourth quarter of 2017 when premium alloy net sales were $7.3 million, or 14.6% of total net sales.  Our premium alloy products are primarily sold to the aerospace end market.  Our backlog, before surcharges, at March 31, 2018 was $90.6 million, an increase of $33.5 million, or 58.8%, compared to the 2017 first quarter-end and an increase of $12.9 million, or 16.7%, compared to December 31, 2017.

The Company’s gross margin for the first quarter of 2018 was $9.3 million, or 14.5% of net sales, compared to $4.2 million, or 8.7% of net sales, for the first quarter of 2017 and $6.2 million, or 12.3% of net sales, for the fourth quarter of 2017.  The increase in our gross margin is largely a result of shift in product mix to higher value premium alloy, higher volumes, base price increases, and cost reduction programs.

Selling, General and Administrative (“SG&A”) expenses were $5.2 million, or 8.2% of sales, in the first quarter 2018 compared to $4.7 million, or 9.7% of sales, in the first quarter of 2017 and $5.1 million, or 10.2% of sales, in the fourth quarter of 2017. While SG&A decreased as a percent of sales, salary expense and employment costs including employee incentive compensation increased overall spend levels compared to prior periods.

The Company’s net income was $2.1 million for the first quarter of 2018 compared to a net loss of $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2017 and net income of $7.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.  Fourth quarter 2017 net income included a net tax benefit of $7.9 million primarily attributable to federal tax legislation changes.

With business conditions and demand remaining positive and the continued strength in our order entry and backlog, we are focused on improving gross profit margins as we continue to look forward through 2018.

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Results of Operations

Three months ended March 31, 2018 as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2017

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

(in thousands, except shipped ton information)

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amount

 

Percentage of net sales

 

 

Amount

 

Percentage of net sales

 

Dollar / ton variance

 

Percentage variance

 

Net sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stainless steel

 

$

42,939

 

67.4

%

 

$

35,033

 

71.8

%

 

$

7,906

 

22.6

%

High-strength low alloy steel

 

 

5,203

 

8.2

 

 

 

4,172

 

8.5

 

 

 

1,031

 

24.7

 

Tool steel

 

 

9,641

 

15.1

 

 

 

7,057

 

14.4

 

 

 

2,584

 

36.6

 

High-temperature alloy steel

 

 

4,547

 

7.1

 

 

 

1,976

 

4.0

 

 

 

2,571

 

130.1

 

Conversion services and other sales

 

 

1,407

 

2.2

 

 

 

637

 

1.3

 

 

 

770

 

120.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total net sales

 

 

63,737

 

100.0

 

 

 

48,875

 

100.0

 

 

 

14,862

 

30.4

 

Cost of products sold

 

 

54,465

 

85.5

 

 

 

44,630

 

91.3

 

 

 

9,835

 

22.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin

 

 

9,272

 

14.5

 

 

 

4,245

 

8.7

 

 

 

5,027

 

118.4

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

5,207

 

8.2

 

 

 

4,729

 

9.7

 

 

 

478

 

10.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

4,065

 

6.3

 

 

 

(484)

 

(1.0)

 

 

 

4,549

 

NM

 

Interest expense

 

 

1,142

 

1.8

 

 

 

939

 

1.9

 

 

 

203

 

21.6

 

Deferred financing amortization

 

 

64

 

0.1

 

 

 

64

 

0.1

 

 

 

-

 

0.0

 

Other (income) expense, net

 

 

(43)

 

(0.1)

 

 

 

(6)

 

-

 

 

 

(37)

 

NM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

 

2,902

 

4.5

 

 

 

(1,481)

 

(3.0)

 

 

 

4,383

 

(295.9)

 

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

 

777

 

1.2

 

 

 

(262)

 

(0.5)

 

 

 

1,039

 

(396.6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

2,125

 

3.3

%

 

$

(1,219)

 

(2.5)

%

 

$

3,344

 

(274.3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tons shipped

 

 

11,156

 

 

 

 

 

10,332

 

 

 

 

 

824

 

8.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales dollars per shipped ton

 

$

5,713

 

 

 

 

$

4,730

 

 

 

 

$

983

 

20.8

%

 

Market Segment Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amount

 

Percentage of net sales

 

Amount

 

Percentage of net sales

 

Dollar

variance

 

Percentage variance

Net sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service centers

 

$

44,521

 

69.9

%

 

$

32,729

 

67.0

%

 

$

11,792

 

36.0

%

Original equipment manufacturers

 

 

4,482

 

7.0

 

 

 

4,122

 

8.4

 

 

 

360

 

8.7

 

Rerollers

 

 

8,364

 

13.1

 

 

 

6,553

 

13.4

 

 

 

1,811

 

27.6

 

Forgers

 

 

4,963

 

7.8

 

 

 

4,834

 

9.9

 

 

 

129

 

2.7

 

Conversion services and other sales

 

 

1,407

 

2.2

 

 

 

637

 

1.3

 

 

 

770

 

120.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total net sales

 

$

63,737

 

100.0

%

 

$

48,875

 

100.0

%

 

$

14,862

 

30.4

%

 

Melt Type Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amount

 

Percentage of net sales

 

 

Amount

 

Percentage of net sales

 

Dollar

variance

 

Percentage variance

Net sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialty alloys

 

$

50,485

 

79.2

%

 

$

42,405

 

86.8

%

 

$

8,080

 

19.1

%

Premium alloys (A)

 

 

11,845

 

18.6

 

 

 

5,833

 

11.9

 

 

 

6,012

 

103.1

 

Conversion services and other sales

 

 

1,407

 

2.2

 

 

 

637

 

1.3

 

 

 

770

 

120.9