Wajax announces 2014 first quarter results

TSX Symbol: WJX

 

(Dollars in millions, except per share data)

Three Months Ended March 31


2014

2013

CONSOLIDATED RESULTS



Revenue

$331.4

$336.3

Net earnings

$6.7

$10.4

Basic earnings per share

$0.40

$0.62




SEGMENTS



Revenue – Equipment

$165.6

$167.4

                - Power Systems

$77.1

$79.9

                - Industrial Components

$91.0

$89.8

Earnings – Equipment (1)

$10.0

$9.9

                       %  margin

6.0%

5.9%

                - Power Systems (1)

$3.5

$4.1

                        %  margin

4.5%

5.1%

                - Industrial Components (1)

$1.9

$3.7

                        % margin

2.1%

4.2%

 (1) Segment earnings before finance costs and income taxes.

TORONTO, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Wajax Corporation ("Wajax" or the "Corporation") today announced its 2014 first quarter results.

First Quarter Highlights

  • Consolidated first quarter revenue of $331.4 million decreased $4.9 million, or 1%, compared to last year.  Equipment segment revenue decreased 1% from last year, while Industrial Components segment revenue increased 1%.  Power Systems segment revenue decreased 4% compared to last year, primarily on weaker activity in the western Canada oil and gas sector.

  • Net earnings for the quarter of $6.7 million, or $0.40 per share, decreased $3.7 million compared to $10.4 million, or $0.62 per share recorded in 2013.  Equipment segment earnings increased slightly to $10.0 million and Power Systems segment earnings declined $0.6 million to $3.5 million on lower volume and slightly higher selling and administrative costs.  Industrial Components segment earnings declined $1.8 million, to $1.9 million. Earnings in this segment were negatively impacted by reduced gross margins stemming from an unfavourable sales mix, a competitive pricing environment and a foreign exchange adjustment on U.S. dollar purchases.  Additionally, selling and administrative expenses in the segment increased mainly as a result of higher severance costs. 

    On a consolidated basis, selling and administrative costs were negatively impacted by $1.3 million of increased severance costs.  Financing costs also rose $1.5 million as a result of an increase in the cost of debt and higher levels of outstanding debt.

  • Consolidated backlog at March 31, 2014 of $157.8 million increased 2% compared to December 31, 2013.

  • Funded net debt of $217.8 million at March 31, 2014 increased $12.8 million in the quarter as a result of cash used in operating activities and the payment of dividends.

Wajax also announced that monthly dividends of $0.20 per share were declared for the months of May, June and July. 

Outlook

Commenting on the first quarter results and the outlook for the remainder of 2014, Mark Foote, President and CEO, stated:

"First quarter earnings were less than expected, with the vast majority of the shortfall occurring in the first two months.  The year began slowly from a revenue standpoint and we absorbed a $1.3 million increase in severance costs in the quarter.

While we continue to expect 2014 to be a challenging year without a marked improvement in the key markets of mining and oil and gas, first quarter earnings are not representative of our current outlook for the full year.  Heading into the second quarter we are experiencing some growth in backlog at Industrial Components and we are implementing measures to lower costs to partially offset our continued investment in growth initiatives.  Demand from mining markets continues to be soft with activity being reduced or curtailed at some sites, however, quoting activity in the oil sands remains at a reasonable level.  Oil and gas markets continue to be at cyclically low levels regarding investment in new drilling and fracing capacity but, with rig utilization improving, there is some room for optimism regarding the need for equipment refurbishment and future capacity investment.  As a result, we have maintained our monthly dividend at $0.20 per share, keeping to our guideline of paying out at least 75% of current year expected earnings.

We remain very confident in our opportunities for growth and we will continue to invest with a view to the long-term while respecting current challenges and maintaining a strong focus on costs, assets and our level of debt."

Wajax Corporation

Wajax is a leading Canadian distributor engaged in the sale, rental and after-sale parts and service support of equipment, power systems and industrial components, through a network of 124 branches across Canada.  The Corporation is a multi-line distributor and represents a number of leading worldwide manufacturers across its core businesses.  Its customer base is diversified, spanning natural resources, construction, transportation, manufacturing, industrial processing and utilities.

Wajax will Webcast its First Quarter Financial Results Conference Call.  You are invited to listen to the live Webcast on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. ET.  To access the Webcast, enter www.wajax.com and click on the link for the Webcast on the Investor Relations page.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information, as defined in applicable securities laws (collectively, "forward-looking statements").  These forward-looking statements relate to future events or the Corporation's future performance.  All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements.  Often, but not always, forward looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "anticipates", "intends", "predicts", "expects", "is expected", "scheduled", "believes", "estimates", "projects" or "forecasts", or variations of, or the negatives of, such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "should", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved.  Forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond the Corporation's ability to predict or control which may cause actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in such forward looking statements.  There can be no assurance that any forward looking statement will materialize.  Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements.  The forward looking statements in this news release are made as of the date of this news release, reflect management's current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management.  Although management believes that the expectations represented in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there is no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.  Specifically, this news release includes forward looking statements regarding, among other things, our outlook for the second quarter and the remainder of 2014, including with respect to several of our key end markets, such as mining and oil and gas, our full-year financial performance, our cost reduction activities, our investment in our strategic growth initiatives and the management of our total costs, asset base and debt level.  These statements are based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to, assumptions regarding general business and economic conditions, the supply and demand for, and the level and volatility of prices for, commodities, financial market conditions, including interest rates, the future financial performance of the Corporation, our costs, market competition, our ability to attract and retain skilled staff, our ability to procure quality products and inventory and our ongoing relations with suppliers, employees and customers.  The foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive.  Factors that may cause actual results to vary materially include, but are not limited to, a deterioration in general business and economic conditions, volatility in the supply and demand for, and the level of prices for, commodities, fluctuations in financial market conditions, including interest rates, the level of demand for, and prices of, the products and services we offer, market acceptance of the products we offer, termination of distribution or original equipment manufacturer agreements, unanticipated operational difficulties (including failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate in accordance with specifications or expectations, cost escalation, unavailability of quality products or inventory, supply disruptions, job action and unanticipated events related to health, safety and environmental matters), our ability to attract and retain skilled staff and our ability to maintain our relationships with suppliers, employees and customers.  The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.  The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.  The Corporation does not undertake any obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless so required by applicable securities laws.  Further information concerning the risks and uncertainties associated with these forward looking statements and the Corporation's business may be found in our Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed on SEDAR. 


Management's Discussion and Analysis – Q1 2014

The following management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") discusses the consolidated financial condition and results of operations of Wajax Corporation ("Wajax" or the "Corporation") for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.  This MD&A should be read in conjunction with the information contained in the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying notes for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, the annual audited Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying notes for the year ended December 31, 2013 and the associated MD&A.  Information contained in this MD&A is based on information available to management as of May 6, 2014. 

Unless otherwise indicated, all financial information within this MD&A is in millions of Canadian dollars, except share and per share data.  Additional information, including Wajax's Annual Report and Annual Information Form, are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Responsibility of Management and the Board of Directors

Management is responsible for the information disclosed in this MD&A and the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying notes, and has in place appropriate information systems, procedures and controls to ensure that information used internally by management and disclosed externally is materially complete and reliable. Wajax's Board of Directors has approved this MD&A and the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying notes.  In addition, Wajax's Audit Committee, on behalf of the Board of Directors, provides an oversight role with respect to all public financial disclosures made by Wajax, and has reviewed this MD&A and the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying notes.

Disclosure Controls and Procedures and Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Wajax's management, under the supervision of its Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and Chief Financial Officer ("CFO"), is responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures ("DC&P") and internal control over financial reporting ("ICFR").

As at March 31, 2014, Wajax's management, under the supervision of its CEO and CFO, had designed DC&P to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by Wajax in annual filings, interim filings or other reports filed or submitted under applicable securities legislation is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in such securities legislation.  DC&P are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by Wajax in annual filings, interim filings or other reports filed or submitted under applicable securities legislation is accumulated and communicated to Wajax's management, including its CEO and CFO, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

As at March 31, 2014, Wajax's management, under the supervision of its CEO and CFO, had designed internal control over financial reporting ("ICFR") to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").  In completing the design, management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission ("COSO") in its 1992 version of Internal Control – Integrated Framework. With regard to general controls over information technology, management also used the set of practices of Control Objectives for Information and related Technology ("COBIT") created by the IT Governance Institute.

There was no change in Wajax's ICFR that occurred during the three months ended March 31, 2014 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, Wajax's ICFR.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This MD&A contains certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information, as defined in applicable securities laws (collectively, "forward-looking statements").  These forward-looking statements relate to future events or the Corporation's future performance.  All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements.  Often, but not always, forward looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "anticipates", "intends", "predicts", "expects", "is expected", "scheduled", "believes", "estimates", "projects" or "forecasts", or variations of, or the negatives of, such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "should", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved.  Forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond the Corporation's ability to predict or control which may cause actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in such forward looking statements.  There can be no assurance that any forward looking statement will materialize.  Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements.  The forward looking statements in this MD&A are made as of the date of this MD&A, reflect management's current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management.  Although management believes that the expectations represented in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there is no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.  Specifically, this MD&A includes forward looking statements regarding, among other things, our plans for revenue and earnings growth, our objective with respect to the future payment of dividends, our financing and capital requirements, as well as our capital structure and leverage ratio, our outlook for the second quarter and the remainder of 2014, including with respect to several of our key end markets, such as mining and oil and gas, our full year financial performance, our cost reduction activities, our investment in our strategic growth initiatives, and the management of our total costs, asset base and debt level.  These statements are based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to, assumptions regarding general business and economic conditions, the supply and demand for, and the level and volatility of prices for, commodities, financial market conditions, including interest rates, the future financial performance of the Corporation, our costs, market competition, our ability to attract and retain skilled staff, our ability to procure quality products and inventory and our ongoing relations with suppliers, employees and customers.  The foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive.  Factors that may cause actual results to vary materially include, but are not limited to, a deterioration in general business and economic conditions, volatility in the supply and demand for, and the level of prices for, commodities, fluctuations in financial market conditions, including interest rates, the level of demand for, and prices of, the products and services we offer, market acceptance of the products we offer, termination of distribution or original equipment manufacturer agreements, unanticipated operational difficulties (including failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate in accordance with specifications or expectations, cost escalation, unavailability of quality products or inventory, supply disruptions, job action and unanticipated events related to health, safety and environmental matters), our ability to attract and retain skilled staff and our ability to maintain our relationships with suppliers, employees and customers.  The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.  Further information concerning the risks and uncertainties associated with these forward looking statements and the Corporation's business may be found in this MD&A under the heading "Risk Management and Uncertainties" and in our Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed on SEDAR.  The forward-looking statements contained in this MD&A are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.  The Corporation does not undertake any obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless so required by applicable securities laws.  Readers are further cautioned that the preparation of financial statements in accordance with IFRS requires management to make certain judgments and estimates that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses.  These estimates may change, having either a negative or positive effect on net earnings as further information becomes available, and as the economic environment changes.

Wajax Corporation Overview

Wajax's core distribution businesses are engaged in the sale, rental and after-sale parts and service support of mobile equipment, power systems and industrial components through a network of 124 branches across Canada.  Wajax is a multi-line distributor and represents a number of leading worldwide manufacturers in its core businesses.  Its customer base is diversified, spanning natural resources, construction, transportation, manufacturing, industrial processing and utilities.

Wajax's strategy is to grow earnings in all segments through organic growth and tuck-under acquisitions while maintaining a dividend payout ratio of at least 75% of current year expected net earnings.  Planned organic growth initiatives include those that are achieved within the normal scope, resources and markets of each core business, and other growth opportunities that are seen as significant, requiring more effort, planning and resources to achieve.  Wajax expects to ensure sufficient capital is available to meet its growth requirements within a prudent capital structure.

Consolidated Results

For the three months ended March 31


2014


2013

Revenue

$

331.4

$

336.3

Gross profit

$

69.7

$

70.2

Selling and administrative expenses

$

57.3

$

54.3

Earnings before finance costs and income taxes(1)

$

12.3

$

15.9

Finance costs

$

3.2

$

1.7

Earnings before income taxes(1)

$

9.1

$

14.1

Income tax expense

$

2.5

$

3.7

Net earnings

$

6.7

$

10.4

Basic earnings per share

$

0.40

$

0.62

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.39

$

0.61

(1)    See the Non-GAAP and Additional GAAP Measures section.

Weakness in oil and gas sector activity in western Canada continued to impact both Power Systems and Industrial Components segment revenues in the first quarter of 2014.  Notwithstanding this, the Power Systems segment experienced an increase in oil and gas related backlog during the quarter.

Although mining activity, including the oil sands market, remained soft during the quarter, mining sector sales were somewhat higher than last year in both the Equipment and Industrial Components segments.  In addition, quoting activity in the oil sands has remained at a reasonable level.

The Equipment segment was positively impacted in the quarter by increased demand for forestry equipment, but was negatively impacted by market pricing pressures from competitors who have re-introduced less expensive tier III product into the Canadian construction market and by weaker excavator markets in western Canada. The Industrial Components segment continued to be impacted by competitive pricing pressures in number of its key markets.

Revenue
Revenue in the first quarter of 2014 decreased 1%, or $4.9 million, from $336.3 million in 2013.  Equipment segment revenue decreased 1%, or $1.8 million, due mainly to lower equipment volumes. Power Systems' segment revenue decreased 4%, or $2.8 million, as lower volumes to off-highway customers more than offset gains in power generation and on-highway revenues. Segment revenue in Industrial Components increased 1%, or $1.2 million.

Gross profit
Lower volumes were the primary contributors to the $0.5 million, or 1%, decline in gross profit in the first quarter of 2014 compared to last year. The gross profit margin percentage of 21.0% remained essentially flat to last year.

Selling and administrative expenses
Selling and administrative expenses increased $3.0 million in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the same quarter last year.  This was due mainly to higher personnel related costs, including a $1.3 million increase in severance costs and higher annual employee incentive accruals.  Selling and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenue increased to 17.3% in 2014 from 16.2% in 2013.

Finance costs
Quarterly finance costs of $3.2 million increased $1.5 million compared to 2013 due to the higher cost of borrowing and higher funded debt levels outstanding during the quarter.  The higher cost of borrowing was due primarily to the Corporation's issuance of $125 million of senior notes on October 23, 2013.  See the Liquidity and Capital Resources section below.

Income tax expense
The Corporation's effective income tax rate of 27.1% for the quarter increased from 26.3% the previous year due to the reversal of certain tax accruals in 2013.

Net earnings
Quarterly net earnings decreased $3.7 million to $6.7 million, or $0.40 per share, from $10.4 million, or $0.62 per share, in the same quarter of 2013.  The decrease in net earnings resulted primarily from lower volumes and higher selling and administrative expenses and finance costs compared to last year.

Comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income of $6.8 million in the first quarter of 2014 included net earnings of $6.7 million and other comprehensive income of $0.1 million.

Funded net debt
Funded net debt of $217.8 million at March 31, 2014 increased $12.8 million compared to $205.0 million at December 31, 2013.  The increases in the quarter were comprised mainly of cash used in operating activities of $1.1 million and dividends paid of $10.0 million.  Wajax's leverage ratio of 2.36 times at March 31, 2014 increased from the December 31, 2013 ratio of 2.15 times. See the Consolidated Financial Condition and the Non-GAAP and Additional GAAP Measures sections below.

Dividends
For the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, monthly dividends declared totaled $0.60 per share.  For the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, monthly dividends declared totaled $0.81 per share.

On March 4, 2014, Wajax announced a monthly dividend of $0.20 per share ($2.40 annualized) for the month of April payable on May 20, 2014 to shareholders of record on April 30, 2014.  On May 6, 2014 Wajax announced monthly dividends of $0.20 per share ($2.40 annualized) for each of the months of May, June and July payable on June 20, 2014, July 21, 2014 and August 20, 2014 to shareholders of record on May 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and July 31, 2014, respectively.  See Strategic Direction and Outlook section.

Backlog
Consolidated backlog at March 31, 2014 of $157.8 million increased $2.7 million, or 2%, from $155.1 million at December 31, 2013 on increases in the Equipment and Industrial Components segments offset partially by a decrease in the Power Systems segment.  Consolidated backlog decreased $22.3 million, or 12%, compared to March 31, 2013 on reductions in all segments.  Backlog includes the total sales value of customer purchase commitments for future delivery or commissioning.  See the Results of Operations section below for further backlog detail by segment.


Results of Operations

Equipment

For the three months ended March 31


2014


2013

Equipment(1)

$

93.3

$

95.4

Parts and service

$

72.3

$

72.0

Segment revenue

$

165.6

$

167.4

Segment earnings(2)

$

10.0

$

9.9

Segment earnings margin


6.0%


5.9%

(1)    Includes rental and other revenue.
(2)    Earnings before finance costs and income taxes.

Revenue in the first quarter of 2014 decreased 1%, or $1.8 million, to $165.6 million from $167.4 million in the first quarter of 2013. Segment earnings for the quarter increased $0.1 million, to $10.0 million, compared to the first quarter of 2013.  The following factors contributed to the Equipment segment's first quarter results:

  • Equipment revenue for the first quarter decreased $2.1 million compared to the same quarter last year with specific quarter-over-quarter variances as follows:
    • Mining equipment sales increased $3.7 million due to additional deliveries in western Canada. 
    • Forestry equipment revenue increased $1.9 million as strength in the lumber market led to higher market demand for Tigercat equipment in all regions.
    • Crane and utility equipment revenue increased $0.9 million attributable to higher crane sales in western Canada.
    • Construction equipment revenue decreased $6.7 million mainly as a result of decreases in Hitachi excavator sales in western Canada, due to lower demand and market pricing pressures from competitors who have re-introduced less expensive tier III product into the Canadian market. These decreases were partially offset by an increase in JCB equipment volumes in eastern Canada and higher road building equipment volumes in central Canada.
    • Material handling equipment revenue decreased $1.9 million primarily as a result of the sale in 2013 of high dollar value reach stacker units not repeated this year.
  • Parts and service volumes for the first quarter increased $0.3 million compared to the same quarter last year. 
  • Segment earnings for the first quarter increased $0.1 million, to $10.0 million, compared to the same quarter last year.  The impact of higher equipment and product support margins, due to product mix, slightly offset the negative impact of lower volumes and increased selling and administrative expenses.  Selling and administrative expenses increased $1.0 million and included $0.6 million of higher severance costs compared to last year.

Backlog of $78.5 million at March 31, 2014 increased $2.5 million compared to December 31, 2013, due mainly to increases in material handling and construction orders.  Backlog decreased $11.3 million compared to March 31, 2013 due mainly to a decline in mining equipment orders.


Power Systems

For the three months ended March 31


2014


2013

Equipment(1)

$

25.3

$

30.1

Parts and service

$

51.8

$

49.8

Segment revenue

$

77.1

$

79.9

Segment earnings(2)

$

3.5

$

4.1

Segment earnings margin


4.5%


5.1%

(1)    Includes rental and other revenue.
(2)    Earnings before finance costs and income taxes.

Revenue in the first quarter of 2014 decreased $2.8 million, or 4%, to $77.1 million compared to $79.9 million in the same quarter of 2013.  Segment earnings decreased $0.6 million to $3.5 million in the first quarter compared to the same quarter in the previous year. The following factors impacted quarter-over-quarter revenue and earnings:

  • Equipment revenue decreased $4.8 million due mainly to lower off-highway sales to oil and gas customers in western Canada and marine customers in eastern Canada.  These decreases were somewhat offset by higher power generation volumes in central and western Canada.
  • Parts and service volumes increased $2.0 million compared to the same quarter last year as a result of increased sales to on-highway customers, primarily in western and central Canada, and higher power generation volumes in all regions.
  • Segment earnings decreased $0.6 million compared to the same quarter last year due to the impact of reduced sales activity and a $0.3 million increase in selling and administrative expenses. 

Backlog of $41.3 million as of March 31, 2014 decreased $4.3 million compared to December 31, 2013.  Lower power generation backlog in western and central Canada was offset by an increase in oil and gas related off-highway orders in western Canada.  Backlog decreased $5.5 million compared to March 31, 2013.

Industrial Components

For the three months ended March 31


2014


2013

Segment revenue

$

91.0

$

89.8

Segment earnings(1)

$

1.9

$

3.7

Segment earnings margin


2.1%


4.2%

(1)    Earnings before finance costs and income taxes.

Revenue of $91.0 million in the first quarter of 2014 increased $1.2 million, or 1%, from $89.8 million in the first quarter of 2013.  Segment earnings decreased $1.8 million to $1.9 million in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter in the previous year. The following factors contributed to the segment's first quarter results:

  • Bearings and power transmission parts sales increased $2.5 million, or 5%, compared to the same quarter last year driven by higher sales to mining and metal processing customers in eastern Canada and increased sales to industrial sector customers in all regions.
  • Fluid power and process equipment products and service revenue in the first quarter of 2014 decreased $1.3 million, or 3%, compared to the same quarter last year.  The decrease was due mainly to reduced oil and gas and construction sector sales in western Canada, offset somewhat by higher transportation sector sales in eastern Canada.
  • Segment earnings in the first quarter of 2014 decreased $1.8 million compared to the same quarter last year.  The positive impact of higher volumes was offset by lower gross profit margins and a $0.8 million increase in selling and administrative expenses.  The decline in gross profit margins resulted mainly from product mix, foreign exchange rate adjustments on US dollar part purchases and competitive market pressures.  The increase in selling and administrative expenses was attributed mainly to higher personnel costs including $0.5 million of additional severance costs compared to last year.

Backlog of $38.0 million as of March 31, 2014 increased $4.5 million compared to December 31, 2013, driven by higher orders in western and central Canada.  Backlog decreased $5.5 million compared to March 31, 2013.

Selected Quarterly Information

The following table summarizes unaudited quarterly consolidated financial data for the eight most recently completed quarters.  This quarterly information is unaudited but has been prepared on the same basis as the 2013 annual audited Consolidated Financial Statements.



2014

2013

2012



Q1


Q4


Q3


Q2


Q1


Q4


Q3


Q2

Revenue

$

331.4

$

391.7

$

338.5

$

362.0

$

336.3

$

364.9

$

356.4

$

386.6

 

Net earnings

 

$

 

6.7

 

$

 

12.2

 

$

 

11.6

 

$

 

13.5

 

$

 

10.4

 

$

 

14.2

 

$

 

16.2

 

$

 

18.5

Net earnings per share

















- Basic   

$

0.40

$

0.73

$

0.69

$

0.81

$

0.62

$

0.85

$

0.97

$

1.11

- Diluted

$

0.39

$

0.72

$

0.68

$

0.80

$

0.61

$

0.84

$

0.95

$

1.09

 

Quarterly fluctuations in revenue and net earnings are difficult to predict. A normally weaker first quarter for the Equipment segment can be offset by seasonally stronger activity in the oil and gas sector, primarily affecting the Power Systems and Industrial Components segments.  As well, large deliveries of mining trucks and shovels and power generation packages can shift the revenue and net earnings throughout the year.

A discussion of Wajax's previous quarterly results can be found in Wajax's quarterly MD&A available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.


Consolidated Financial Condition

Capital Structure and Key Financial Condition Measures

 

($millions, except ratio calculations)

March 31
2014

December 31

2013

March 31

2013

Shareholders' equity

$

244.1

$

247.2

$

239.1

Funded net debt(1)

217.8

205.0

219.0

Total capital

$

461.9

$

452.2

$

458.1

Funded net debt to total capital(1)

47.2%

45.3%

47.8%

Leverage ratio(1)

2.36

2.15

2.1

(1)   See Non-GAAP and Additional GAAP Measures section.


The Corporation's objective is to manage the capital structure such that it maintains a relatively low leverage ratio as the Corporation pays dividends to shareholders equal to a significant portion of its earnings. The Corporation's objective is to maintain a leverage ratio between 1.5 times and 2.0 times.  However, there may be instances where the Corporation is willing to maintain a leverage ratio outside the range to either support key growth initiatives or fluctuations in working capital levels during changes in economic cycles.  See the Funded Net Debt section below.

In addition, the Corporation's tolerance to interest rate risk decreases/increases as the Corporation's leverage ratio increases/decreases.  At March 31, 2014, $125 million of the Corporation's funded net debt, or 57%, was at a fixed interest rate which is within the Corporation's interest rate risk policy.  See the Liquidity and Capital Resources section.

Shareholders' Equity

The Corporation's shareholders' equity at March 31, 2014 of $244.1 million decreased $3.1 million from December 31, 2013, as dividends declared during the quarter exceeded earnings.  For the twelve months ending March 31, 2014 the Corporation's shareholder's equity increased $5.0 million, as earnings exceeded dividends declared during the period.

The Corporation's share capital, included in shareholders' equity on the balance sheet, consists of:

Issued and fully paid common shares as at March 31, 2014


  Number

Amount

Balance at the beginning of the quarter


16,743,520

$

106.7

Rights exercised


35,363


0.8

Balance at the end of the quarter


16,778,883

$

107.5






At the date of this MD&A, the Corporation had 16,778,883 common shares outstanding.

At March 31, 2014, Wajax had four share-based compensation plans; the Wajax Share Ownership Plan ("SOP"), the Directors' Deferred Share Unit Plan ("DDSUP"), the Mid-Term Incentive Plan for Senior Executives ("MTIP") and the Deferred Share Unit Plan ("DSUP").  During the quarter all of the outstanding Deferred Share Program ("DSP") rights were settled.  SOP, DSP and DDSUP rights are issued to the participants and are settled by issuing Wajax Corporation shares on a one-for-one basis. As of March 31, 2014, there were 255,476 (2013 – 262,629) SOP, DSP and DDSUP rights outstanding.  The cash-settled MTIP and DSUP consist of annual grants that vest over three years and are subject to time and performance vesting criteria.  A portion of the MTIP and the full amount of the DSUP grants are determined by the price of the Corporation's shares.  Compensation expense for the SOP, DSP and DDSUP is determined based upon the fair value of the rights at the date of grant and charged to earnings on a straight line basis over the vesting period, with an offsetting adjustment to contributed surplus.  Compensation expense for the DSUP and the share-based portion of the MTIP varies with the price of the Corporation's shares and is recognized over the vesting period.  Wajax recorded compensation cost of $0.4 million for the quarter (2013 – $0.1 million) in respect of these plans.

Funded Net Debt

 

($millions)


March 31
2014


December 31
2013


March 31
2013

Bank indebtedness (cash)

$

4.0

$

(4.2)

$

1.8

Obligations under finance lease


12.7


13.3


11.4

Long-term debt


201.1


195.9


205.8

Funded net debt(1)

$

217.8

$

205.0

$

219.0

(1)    See the Non-GAAP and Additional GAAP Measures section.

Funded net debt of $217.8 million at March 31, 2014 increased $12.8 million compared to December 31, 2013 and decreased $1.2 million compared to March 31, 2013.  The increase during the quarter was due primarily to $1.1 million of cash used in operating activities and dividends paid of $10.0 million.  The cash used in operating activities of $1.1 million included increases in non-cash working capital of $7.0 million and rental fleet additions of $6.8 million

The Corporation's ratio of funded net debt to capital increased to 47.2% at March 31, 2014 from 45.3% at December 31, 2013 driven by the higher funded net debt level.

The Corporation's leverage ratio of 2.36 times at March 31, 2014 increased from the December 31, 2013 ratio of 2.15 times due to the combined impact of lower EBITDA for the year and higher funded net debt outstanding.

See the Liquidity and Capital Resources and the Non-GAAP and Additional GAAP Measures sections below.

Financial Instruments

Wajax uses derivative financial instruments in the management of its foreign currency and interest rate exposures.  Wajax's policy restricts the use of derivative financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes.  Significant derivative financial instruments outstanding at the end of the period were as follows:

  • Wajax enters into short-term currency forward contracts to hedge the exchange risk associated with the cost of certain inbound inventory and certain foreign currency-denominated sales to customers along with the associated receivables as part of its normal course of business.  As at March 31, 2014, Wajax had contracts outstanding to buy U.S. $35.5 million (December 31, 2013 – to buy U.S. $31.1 million).  The U.S. dollar contracts expire between April 2014 and February 2015, with a weighted average U.S./Canadian dollar rate of 1.0927.

Wajax measures derivative instruments not accounted for as hedging items at fair value with subsequent changes in fair value being recorded in earnings.  Derivatives designated as effective hedges are measured at fair value with subsequent changes in fair value being recorded in other comprehensive income until the related hedged item is recorded and affects income.  The fair value of derivative instruments is estimated based upon market conditions using appropriate valuation models.  The carrying values reported in the balance sheet for financial instruments are not significantly different from their fair values.  A change in foreign currency, relative to the Canadian dollar, on transactions with customers that include unhedged foreign currency exposures is not expected to have a material impact on the Corporation's results of operations or financial condition. 

Wajax is exposed to the risk of non-performance by counterparties to short-term currency forward contracts.  These counterparties are large financial institutions with a "Stable" outlook and high short-term and long-term credit ratings from Standard and Poor's.  To date, no such counterparty has failed to meet its financial obligations to Wajax.  Management does not believe there is a significant risk of non-performance by these counterparties and will continue to monitor the credit risk of these counterparties.

Contractual Obligations

There have been no material changes to the Corporation's contractual obligations since December 31, 2013.

Off Balance Sheet Financing

Off balance sheet financing arrangements include operating lease contracts for facilities with various landlords and other equipment related mainly to office equipment.  There have been no material changes to the Corporation's total obligations for all operating leases since December 31, 2013.  See the Contractual Obligations section above.

Although Wajax's consolidated contractual annual lease commitments decline year-by-year, it is anticipated that existing leases will either be renewed or replaced, resulting in lease commitments being sustained at current levels.  In the alternative, Wajax may incur capital expenditures to acquire equivalent capacity.

The Equipment segment had $67.6 million (2013 – $85.6 million) of consigned inventory on-hand from a major manufacturer at March 31, 2014.  In the normal course of business, Wajax receives inventory on consignment from this manufacturer which is generally sold to customers or purchased by Wajax.  This consigned inventory is not included in Wajax's inventory as the manufacturer retains title to the goods.  In the event the inventory consignment program was terminated, Wajax would utilize interest free financing, if any, made available by the manufacturer and/or utilize capacity under its credit facilities.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Corporation's liquidity is maintained through various sources, including bank and non-bank credit facilities, senior notes and cash generated from operations.

Bank and Non-bank Credit Facilities and Senior Notes

At March 31, 2014, Wajax had borrowed $80.0 million and issued $5.8 million of letters of credit for a total utilization of $85.8 million of its $250 million bank credit facility.  In addition, Wajax had $125 million of senior notes outstanding.  Borrowing capacity under the bank credit facility is dependent on the level of inventories on-hand and outstanding trade accounts receivables.  At March 31, 2014, borrowing capacity under the bank credit facility was equal to $250 million

The bank credit facility contains customary restrictive covenants including limitations on the payment of cash dividends and the maintenance of certain financial ratios all of which were met as at March 31, 2014. Wajax is restricted from the declaration of monthly dividends in the event the Corporation's leverage ratio, as defined in the bank credit facility agreement, exceeds three times.

The senior notes are unsecured and contain customary incurrence based covenants that, although different from those under the bank credit facility described above, are not expected to be any more restrictive than under the bank credit facility.  All covenants were met as at March 31, 2014.

Under the terms of the bank credit facility, Wajax is permitted to have additional interest bearing debt of $15 million.  As such, Wajax has up to $15 million of demand inventory equipment financing capacity with three non-bank lenders.  At March 31, 2014 Wajax had no utilization of the interest bearing equipment financing facilities.

As of May 6, 2014, Wajax's $250 million bank credit facility, along with the additional $15 million of capacity permitted under the bank credit facility should be sufficient to meet Wajax's short-term normal course working capital and maintenance capital requirements. However, Wajax may be required to access the equity or debt markets or reduce dividends in order to fund significant acquisitions and growth related working capital and capital expenditures.

Cash Flow

The following table highlights the major components of cash flow as reflected in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and March 31, 2013.

($millions)


March 31
2014


March 31
2013


Change

Net earnings

$

6.7

$

10.4

$

(3.7)

Items not affecting cash flow


11.2


10.3


0.9

Net change in non-cash operating working capital


(7.0)


6.0


(13.0)

Income taxes paid


(4.4)


(50.5)


46.1

Other cash items(1)


(7.6)


(6.7)


(0.9)

Cash used in operating activities

$

(1.1)

$

(30.6)

$

29.5

Cash used in investing activities

$

(1.1)

$

(0.7)

$

(0.4)

Cash (used in) generated from financing activities

$

(5.9)

$

39.7

$

(45.6)

(1)    Other cash items includes rental equipment additions, changes in other non-current liabilities and finance costs paid

Cash (Used In) Generated From Operating Activities
Cash flows used in operating activities amounted to $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2014, compared to $30.6 million in the same quarter of the previous year.  The reduction of $29.5 million was mainly attributed to lower income taxes paid in the quarter of $46.1 million partially offset by a use of working capital of $7.0 million in 2014 compared to $6.0 million of cash generated from changes in non-cash working capital in 2013.

Other cash items include rental equipment additions of $6.8 million (2013 – $3.3 million) related to lift trucks in the Equipment segment and power generation equipment in the Power Systems segment.

Significant components of non-cash operating working capital, along with changes for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and March 31, 2013 include the following:

($millions)





Changes in Non-cash Operating Working Capital(1)


March 31
2014


March 31
2013

Trade and other receivables

$

7.4

$

2.0

Inventories


(13.9)


(10.7)

Prepaid expenses


(2.0)


0.9

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


3.2


14.8

Provisions


(1.8)


(1.0)

Total Changes in Non-cash Operating Working Capital

$

(7.0)

$

6.0

(1) Increase (decrease) in cash flow

Significant components of the changes in non-cash operating working capital for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2013 are as follows:

  • Trade and other receivables decreased $7.4 million in 2014 compared to a decrease of $2.0 million in 2013.  The decrease in 2014 was mainly attributable to the collection of a large power generation related receivable in the Power Systems segment in central Canada. 
  • Inventories increased $13.9 million in 2014 compared to an increase of $10.7 million in 2013.  The increase in 2014 was due mainly to higher inventory in the Equipment segment.
  • Accounts payable and accrued liabilities increased $3.2 million in 2014 compared to an increase of $14.8 million in 2013. The increase in 2014 resulted primarily from higher trade payables in the Equipment segment reduced somewhat by the payment of prior year annual and mid-term incentive accruals. 

Investing Activities  
During the first quarter of 2014, Wajax invested $1.1 million in property, plant and equipment additions, net of disposals, compared to $0.6 million in the first quarter of 2013.

Financing Activities
The Corporation used $5.9 million of cash from financing activities in the first quarter of 2014 compared to $39.7 million of cash generated in the same quarter of 2013. Financing activities in the quarter included a net bank credit facility drawdown of $5.0 million (2013 – $54.0 million), for general corporate purposes, offset by dividends paid to shareholders totaling $10.0 million (2013 – $13.6 million) and finance lease payments of $0.8 million (2013 – $0.8 million).

Dividends

Dividends to shareholders were declared as follows:

 

Record Date

Payment Date


Per Share


Amount

January 31, 2014

February 20, 2014


$

0.20


$

3.3

February 28, 2014

March 20, 2014


0.20


3.3

March 31, 2014

April 21, 2014


0.20


3.4

Three months ended March 31, 2014



$

0.60


$

10.0

On March 4, 2014, Wajax announced a monthly dividend of $0.20 per share ($2.40 annualized) for the month of April payable on May 20, 2014 to shareholders of record on April 30, 2014.

On May 6, 2014, Wajax announced monthly dividends of $0.20 per share ($2.40 annualized) for each of the months of May, June and July payable on June 20, 2014, July 21, 2014 and August 20, 2014 to shareholders of record on May 30, 2014, June 30, 2013 and July 31, 2013 respectively. See the Strategic Direction and Outlook section.

Non-GAAP and Additional GAAP Measures

The MD&A contains certain non-GAAP and additional GAAP measures that do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP.  Therefore, these financial measures may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers.  Investors are cautioned that these measures should not be construed as an alternative to net earnings or to cash flow from operating, investing, and financing activities determined in accordance with GAAP as indicators of the Corporation's performance.  The Corporation's management believes that:

(i)            

these measures are commonly reported and widely used by investors,

(ii)          

the non-GAAP measures are commonly used as an indicator of a company's cash operating performance and ability to raise and service debt, and

(iii)          

the additional GAAP measures are commonly used to assess a company's earnings performance excluding its capital and tax structures. 

 

Non-GAAP financial measures are identified and defined below:



Funded net debt

Funded net debt includes bank indebtedness, long-term debt and obligations under finance leases, net of cash.

 

EBITDA

Net earnings before finance costs, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization.

 

 

Leverage ratio

 

 

The leverage ratio is defined as funded net debt at the end of a particular quarter divided by trailing 12-month EBITDA.  The Corporation's objective is to maintain this ratio between 1.5 times and 2.0 times.

 

Funded net debt to total capital

Defined as funded net debt divided by total capital.  Total capital is the funded net debt plus shareholder's equity.



Additional GAAP measures are identified and defined below:

 

Earnings before finance costs and income taxes (EBIT)

 

Earnings before finance costs and income taxes, as presented on the Consolidated Statements of Earnings

 

Earnings before income taxes (EBT)

 

Earnings before income taxes, as presented on the Consolidated Statements of Earnings.

 

Reconciliation of the Corporation's net earnings to EBT, EBIT and EBITDA is as follows:


For the twelve months ended March 31

For the twelve months ended December 31

For the twelve months ended March 31


2014

2013

2013

Net earnings

$

43.9

$

47.7

$

59.2

Income tax expense

15.8

17.0

21.2

EBT

59.7

64.7

80.4

Finance costs

10.4

9.0

5.4

EBIT

70.1

73.7

85.8

Depreciation and amortization

22.2

21.6

18.7

EBITDA

$

92.3

$

95.3

$

104.5

 

Calculation of the Corporations funded net debt and leverage ratio is as follows:


March 31

December 31

Mach 31


2014

2013

2013

Bank indebtedness (cash)

$

4.0

$

(4.2)

$

1.8

Obligations under finance leases

12.7

13.3

11.4

Long-term debt

201.1

195.9

205.8

Funded net debt(1)

$

217.8

$

205.0

$

219.0

 

Leverage ratio(1)(2)

 

2.36

 

2.15

 

2.1

(1) See the Non-GAAP and Additional GAAP Measures section.
(2) Calculation uses trailing four-quarter EBITDA and finance costs.


Critical Accounting Estimates

The preparation of the consolidated financial statements in conformity with IFRS requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses.  Actual results could differ from those judgements, estimates and assumptions.  The Corporation bases its estimates on historical experience and various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable in the circumstances.

The areas where significant judgements and assumptions are used to determine the amounts recognized in the financial statements include the allowance for doubtful accounts, inventory obsolescence and goodwill and intangible assets. In preparing the financial statements for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, the significant judgments made by management in applying the Corporation's accounting policies and the key sources of estimation uncertainty are the same as those applied in the recently reported audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013 which can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Changes in Accounting Policies

The following new standards have been adopted in the current year:

On January 1, 2014, the Corporation adopted the amendments to IAS 32 Offsetting Financial Assets and Liabilities, which clarifies when an entity has a right to set-off and when a settlement mechanism provides for net settlement or gross settlement. The impact on the current year's condensed consolidated financial statements from adopting IAS 32 was not material.

New standards and interpretations not yet adopted

The new standards or amendments to existing standards that may be significant to the Corporation set out below are not yet effective for the year ended December 31, 2014 and have not been applied in preparing these consolidated financial statements.

It is currently anticipated that the Corporation will be required to adopt IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, which is the result of the first phase of the IASB's project to replace IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement. The mandatory effective date has been tentatively set at January 1, 2018. The new standard replaces the current multiple classification and measurement models for financial assets and liabilities with a single model that has only two classification categories: amortized cost and fair value. The Corporation is currently assessing the impact of this standard on its consolidated financial statements.

Risk Management and Uncertainties

As with most businesses, Wajax is subject to a number of marketplace and industry related risks and uncertainties which could have a material impact on operating results and Wajax's ability to pay cash dividends to shareholders.  Wajax attempts to minimize many of these risks through diversification of core businesses and through the geographic diversity of its operations.  In addition, Wajax has adopted an annual enterprise risk management assessment which is prepared by the Corporation's senior management and overseen by the Board of Directors and Committees of the Board. The enterprise risk management framework sets out principles and tools for identifying, evaluating, prioritizing and managing risk effectively and consistently across Wajax.  There are however, a number of risks that deserve particular comment which are discussed in detail in the MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2013 which can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. There have been no material changes to the business of Wajax that require an update to the discussion of the applicable risks discussed in the MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2013.

Strategic Direction and Outlook

First quarter earnings were less than expected, with the vast majority of the shortfall occurring in the first two months.  The year began slowly from a revenue standpoint and included a $1.3 million increase in severance costs in the quarter.

While management continues to expect 2014 to be a challenging year without a marked improvement in the key markets of mining and oil and gas, first quarter earnings are not representative of its current outlook for the full year.  Heading into the second quarter the Corporation is experiencing some growth in backlog at Industrial Components and is implementing measures to lower costs to partially offset its continued investment in growth initiatives.  Demand from mining markets continues to be soft with activity being reduced or curtailed at some sites, however, quoting activity in the oil sands remains at a reasonable level.  Oil and gas markets continue to be at cyclically low levels regarding investment in new drilling and fracing capacity but, with rig utilization improving, there is some room for optimism regarding the need for equipment refurbishment and future capacity investment.  As a result, the Corporation has maintained its monthly dividend at $0.20 per share, keeping to its guideline of paying out at least 75% of current year expected earnings.

Management remains very confident in opportunities for growth and will continue to invest with a view to the long-term while respecting current challenges and maintaining a strong focus on costs, assets and the Corporation's level of debt.

Additional information, including Wajax's Annual Report and Annual Information Form, are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.


WAJAX CORPORATION

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three months ended March 31, 2014

 

Notice required under National Instrument 51-102, "Continuous Disclosure Obligations" Part 4.3(3) (a):

The attached condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared by Management of Wajax Corporation and have not been reviewed by the Corporation's auditors.


WAJAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
FINANCIAL POSITION

 










 

As at

(unaudited, in thousands of Canadian dollars)


Note    



March

31, 2014


December
31, 2013


ASSETS









CURRENT









Cash




$

-

$

4,153


Trade and other receivables





180,549


187,974


Inventories





303,334


289,299


Income taxes receivable





2,595


203


Prepaid expenses





7,931


5,980


Derivative instruments





543


323







494,952


487,932











NON-CURRENT









Rental equipment


4



56,071


52,285


Property, plant and equipment


5



49,092


49,716


Intangible assets





85,512


85,944


Deferred taxes 


9



594


1,076







191,269


189,021






$

686,221

$

676,953











LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY









CURRENT









Bank indebtedness




$

3,992

$

-


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities





206,282


201,122


Provisions





5,165


7,011


Dividends payable


7



3,356


3,349


Obligations under finance leases





4,085


4,053







222,880


215,535











NON-CURRENT









Provisions





3,394


2,939


Employee benefits





5,656


5,549


Other liabilities





456


624


Obligations under finance leases





8,663


9,208


Long-term debt





201,073


195,906







219,242


214,226











SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY









Share capital


6



107,454


106,704


Contributed surplus





4,505


5,058


Retained earnings





131,930


135,317


Accumulated other comprehensive income





210


113


Total shareholders' equity





244,099


247,192






$

686,221

$

676,953











These condensed consolidated financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on May 6, 2014.


WAJAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
EARNINGS

 

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31

(unaudited, in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share data)



 

Note

 

2014



2013











Revenue




$

331,360


$

336,268


Cost of sales





261,700



266,070


Gross profit





69,660



70,198


Selling and administrative expenses





57,330



54,348


Earnings before finance costs and income taxes





12,330



15,850


Finance costs





3,184



1,729


Earnings before income taxes





9,146



14,121


Income tax expense



9


2,480



3,710


Net earnings




$

6,666


$

10,411












Basic earnings per share



10

$

0.40


$

0.62


Diluted earnings per share



10

$

0.39


$

0.61
































WAJAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME



FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31






(unaudited, in thousands of Canadian dollars)




2014



2013













Net earnings



$

6,666


$

10,411













Items that may subsequently be reclassified to income










(Gains) losses on derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges in prior periods reclassified to cost of inventory or finance costs during the period, net of tax expense of $36 (2013 – tax recovery of $25)




 

 

 

(100)



 

 

 

70













Gains on derivative instruments outstanding at the end of the period designated as cash flow hedges, net of tax expense of $70 (2013 – $49)




197



138













Other comprehensive income, net of tax




97



208













Total comprehensive income



$

6,763


$

10,619














































WAJAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 









Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) ("AOCI")


For the twelve months ended March 31, 2014

(unaudited, in thousands of Canadian dollars)

 

Note


Share capital

Contributed surplus

Retained earnings

Cash flow
hedges


Total












January 1, 2014


$

106,704

5,058

135,317

113

$

247,192












Net earnings



-

-

6,666

-


6,666












Other comprehensive income



-

-

-

97


97












Total comprehensive income for the period



-

-

6,666

97


6,763


Shares issued to settle share-based compensation plans



750

(750)

-

-


-


Dividends

7


-

-

(10,053)

-


(10,053)


Share-based compensation expense

8


-

197

-

-


197


March 31, 2014


$

107,454

4,505

131,930

210

$

244,099




















WAJAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY










AOCI


For the three months ended March 31, 2013

(unaudited, in thousands of Canadian dollars)

 

Note


Share capital

Contributed surplus

Retained earnings

Cash flow hedges


Total












January 1, 2013


$

106,651

4,346

130,944

(56)

$

241,885












Net earnings



-

-

10,411

-


10,411












Other comprehensive income



-

-

-

208


208












Total comprehensive income for the period



-

-

10,411

208


10,619


Dividends

7


-

-

(13,557)

-


(13,557)


Share-based compensation expense

8


-

184

-

-


184


March 31, 2013


$

106,651

4,530

127,798

152

$

239,131




















WAJAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
CASH FLOWS



















 

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31

(unaudited, in thousands of Canadian dollars)

 

Note



 

2014



 

2013


OPERATING ACTIVITIES









Net earnings



$

6,666


$

10,411


Items not affecting cash flow:









Depreciation and amortization









   Rental equipment




2,826



2,221


   Property, plant and equipment




2,134



2,122


   Intangible assets




432



469


Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment

5



(45)



(5)


Share-based compensation expense

8



197



184


Non-cash rental expense




14



(129)


Employee benefits expense, net of payments




107



144


Unrealized gain on derivative instruments




(90)



(180)


Finance costs




3,184



1,729


Income tax expense

9



2,480



3,710






17,905



20,676


Changes in non-cash operating working capital

11



(6,984)



5,974


Rental equipment additions

4



(6,789)



(3,344)


Other non-current liabilities




287



(1,614)


Finance costs paid




(1,114)



(1,764)


Income taxes paid




(4,425)



(50,549)


Cash used in operating activities




(1,120)



(30,621)











INVESTING ACTIVITIES









Property, plant and equipment additions

5



(1,248)



(697)


Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment

5



99



50


Intangible assets additions




-



(21)


Cash used in investing activities




(1,149)



(668)











FINANCING ACTIVITIES









Net increase in bank debt




5,000



54,000


Finance lease payments




(830)



(750)


Dividends paid




(10,046)



(13,557)


Cash (used in) generated from financing activities




(5,876)



39,693


Change in (bank indebtedness) cash




(8,145)



8,404


Cash (bank indebtedness) – beginning of period




4,153



(10,195)


Bank indebtedness – end of period



$

(3,992)


$

(1,791)




























WAJAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

MARCH 31, 2014

(unaudited, amounts in thousands of Canadian dollars, except share and per share data)

1.   COMPANY PROFILE

Wajax Corporation (the "Corporation") is incorporated in Canada. The address of the Corporation's registered office is 3280 Wharton Way, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The Corporation's core distribution businesses are engaged in the sale, rental and after-sale parts and service support of mobile equipment, power systems and industrial components, through a network of 124 branches across Canada.  The Corporation is a multi-line distributor and represents a number of leading worldwide manufacturers across its core businesses.  Its customer base is diversified, spanning natural resources, construction, transportation, manufacturing, industrial processing and utilities.

2.   BASIS OF PREPARATION

Statement of compliance
These condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting and do not include all of the disclosures required for full consolidated financial statements.  Accordingly, these condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements of Wajax Corporation for the year ended December 31, 2013.  The significant accounting policies follow those disclosed in the most recently reported audited consolidated financial statements except as disclosed in Note 3.

Basis of measurement
The condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost basis except for derivative financial instruments and liabilities for cash-settled share-based payment arrangements that have been measured at fair value. The defined benefit liability is recognized as the net of the fair value of the plan assets less the present value of the defined benefit obligation.

Functional and presentation currency
These condensed consolidated financial statements are presented in Canadian dollars, which is the Corporation's functional currency. All financial information presented in Canadian dollars has been rounded to the nearest thousand, unless otherwise stated and except share and per share data.

3.   CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The following new standard has been adopted in the current year:

On January 1, 2014, the Corporation adopted the amendments to IAS 32 Offsetting Financial Assets and Liabilities, which clarifies when an entity has a right to set-off and when a settlement mechanism provides for net settlement or gross settlement. The impact on the current year's condensed consolidated financial statements from adopting IAS 32 was not material.

4.   RENTAL EQUIPMENT

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Corporation acquired rental equipment with a cost of $6,789 (2013 – $3,344). Rental equipment with a carrying amount of $177 (2013 – $468) ceased to be rented and was classified as held for sale in the normal course of business and transferred to inventories.

5.   PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Corporation acquired property, plant and equipment with a cost of $1,248 (2013 – $697). Assets with a carrying amount of $54 (2013 – $45) were disposed of, resulting in a gain on disposal of $45 (2013 – $5).

6.   SHARE CAPITAL


Number of
Common
Shares


Amount

Balance, December 31, 2013

16,743,520

$

106,704

Common shares issued to settle share-based compensation plans

35,363


750

Balance, March 31, 2014

16,778,883

$

107,454

7.   DIVIDENDS DECLARED

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Corporation declared cash dividends of $0.60 per share or $10,053 (2013 – dividends of $0.81 per share or $13,557).

The Corporation has declared dividends of $0.20 per share or $3,356 for each of April, May, June, and July 2014.

8.   SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION PLANS

The Corporation has five share-based compensation plans: the Wajax Share Ownership Plan ("SOP"), the Deferred Share Program ("DSP"), the Directors' Deferred Share Unit Plan ("DDSUP"), the Mid-Term Incentive Plan for Senior Executives ("MTIP") and the Deferred Share Unit Plan ("DSUP").

a) Share rights plans

The Corporation recorded compensation cost of $197 (2013 – $184) in respect of these plans.


March 31, 2014

March 31, 2013


Number of Rights


Fair value at time of grant

Number of Rights


Fair value at time of grant

Outstanding at beginning of year

282,573

$

5,403

254,952

$

4,932

Granted in the period – new grants

3,721


137

3,161


124

                                 – dividend equivalents

4,545


-

4,816


-

Settled in the period

(35,363)


(750)

-


-

Outstanding at end of period

255,476

$

4,790

262,929

$

5,056










During the period the Corporation settled 35,363 DSP rights. At March 31, 2014, none were outstanding.

At March 31, 2014, 239,224 share rights were vested (2013 – 247,798).

b) Cash-settled rights plans

The Corporation recorded compensation cost of $167 (2013 – recovery of $87) in respect of the share-based portion of the MTIP and DSUP.  At March 31, 2014, the carrying amount of the share-based portion of these liabilities was $499 (2013 – $432).

9.   INCOME TAXES

Income tax expense comprises current and deferred tax as follows:

 

For the three months ended March 31


2014


2013

Current

$

2,034

$

4,920

Deferred – Origination and reversal of temporary difference


446


(1,210)

Income tax expense

$

2,480

$

3,710

The calculation of current tax is based on a combined federal and provincial statutory income tax rate of 26.1% (2013 – 26.0%). Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured at tax rates that are expected to apply to the period when the asset is realized or the liability is settled. Deferred tax assets and liabilities have been measured using an expected average combined statutory income tax rate of 26.1% based on the tax rates in years when the temporary differences are expected to reverse.

The reconciliation of effective income tax rate is as follows:




2014


2013

Combined statutory income tax rate


26.1%


26.0%

Expected income tax expense at statutory rates

$

2,387

$

3,671

Non-deductible expenses


148


144

Other


(55)


(105)

Income tax expense

$

2,480

$

3,710

10.  EARNINGS PER SHARE

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share:






For the three months ended March 31




2014


2013

Numerator for basic and diluted earnings per share:







– net earnings


$


6,666

$

10,411

Denominator for basic earnings per share:

– weighted average shares




16,754,088


16,736,447

Denominator for diluted earnings per share:







– weighted average shares




16,754,088


16,736,447

– effect of dilutive share rights




266,487


244,821

Denominator for diluted earnings per share




17,020,575


16,981,268


Basic earnings per share


$


0.40

$

0.62


Diluted earnings per share


$


0.39

$

0.61











No share rights were excluded from the above calculations as none were anti-dilutive.

11.  CHANGES IN NON-CASH OPERATING WORKING CAPITAL











2014



2013

Trade and other receivables



$

7,425

$

1,954

Inventories




(13,858)


(10,743)

Prepaid expenses




(1,951)


935

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities




3,246


14,776

Provisions




(1,846)


(948)

Total



$

(6,984)

$

5,974










12.  OPERATING SEGMENTS

The Corporation operates through a network of 124 branches in Canada in three core businesses which reflect the internal organization and management structure according to the nature of the products and services provided.  The Corporation's three core businesses are: i) the distribution, modification and servicing of equipment; ii) the distribution, servicing and assembly of power systems; and iii) the distribution, servicing and assembly of industrial components.

 

For the three months ended

March 31, 2014

 



Equipment


       Power

Systems


Industrial Components


Segment Eliminations


Total

Equipment


$

83,380

$

23,385

$

-

$

-

$

106,765

Parts



48,892


34,521


85,273


-


168,686

Service



23,384


17,260


5,729


-


46,373

Rental and other



9,915


1,960


-


(2,339)


9,536

Revenue


$

165,571

$

77,126

$

91,002

$

(2,339)

$

331,360

Earnings before finance costs and income taxes


$

10,001

$

3,507

$

1,881

$

(3,059)

$

12,330

Finance costs











3,184

Income tax expense











2,480

Net earnings










$

6,666













 

As at March 31, 2014
























Segment assets excluding intangible assets


$

330,694

$

145,088

$

121,841

$

-

$

597,623

Intangible assets



21,618


14,156


49,654


84


85,512

Corporate and other assets



-


-


-


3,086


3,086

Total assets


$

352,312

$

159,244

$

171,495

$

3,170

$

686,221

Segment liabilities


$

132,395

$

39,140

$

51,140

$

-

$

222,675

Corporate and other liabilities



-


-


-


219,447


219,447

Total liabilities


$

132,395

$

39,140

$

51,140

$

219,447

$

442,122













 

For the three months ended

March 31, 2013

 



Equipment


       Power

Systems


Industrial Components


Segment Eliminations


Total

Equipment


$

83,058

$

27,823

$

-

$

-

$

110,881

Parts



44,224


33,761


84,827


-


162,812

Service



27,786


15,967


4,928


-


48,681

Rental and other



12,321


2,309


-


(736)


13,894

Revenue


$

167,389

$

79,860

$

89,755

$

(736)

$

336,268

Earnings before finance costs and income taxes


$

9,917

$

4,066

$

3,730

$

(1,863)

$

15,850

Finance costs











1,729

Income tax expense











3,710

Net earnings










$

10,411













 

As at March 31, 2013
























Segment assets excluding intangible assets


$

324,342

$

141,409

$

123,926

$

-

$

589,677

Intangible assets



21,811


14,418


50,991


-


87,220

Corporate and other assets



-


-


-


5,107


5,107

Total assets


$

346,153

$

155,827

$

174,917

$

5,107

$

682,004

Segment liabilities


$

123,421

$

48,584

$

49,375

$

-

$

221,380

Corporate and other liabilities



-


-


-


221,493


221,493

Total liabilities


$

123,421

$

48,584

$

49,375

$

221,493

$

442,873













Segment eliminations include costs, assets and liabilities related to the corporate office. Corporate office assets and liabilities include deferred financing costs, income taxes, bank indebtedness, bank debt, employee benefits, and dividends payable.

13.  COMPARATIVE FIGURES

Certain comparative figures have been reclassified to conform to the current year's presentation.

SOURCE: Wajax Corporation

For further information: Mark Foote, President and Chief Executive Officer, Email: mfoote@wajax.com; John Hamilton, Chief Financial Officer, Email: jhamilton@wajax.com, Telephone #: (905) 212-3300

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