ATS Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

CAMBRIDGE, ON, Aug. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (TSX: ATA) ("ATS" or the "Company") today reported financial results for the three months ended June 28, 2015.

First Quarter Summary

  • Revenues from continuing operations were $254.3 million, 33% higher than a year ago.  Excluding PA, first quarter revenues were $186.3 million, 2% lower than a year ago;
  • Adjusted earnings from continuing operations1 were $27.4 million (11% margin), compared to $21.1 million (11% margin) a year ago. Earnings from continuing operations were $17.5 million (7% operating margin), compared to $14.4 million (8% operating margin) a year ago;
  • EBITDA1 was $28.7 million (11% margin) compared to $20.9 million (11% margin) a year ago. Excluding $2.2 million of restructuring and severance costs in this year's first quarter and $3.0 million of acquisition-related costs in last year's first quarter, EBITDA was $30.9 million (12% margin), up from $23.9 million (13% margin) a year ago;
  • Adjusted basic earnings per share from continuing operations1 increased to 18 cents from 15 cents in the first quarter a year ago;
  • Order Bookings1 were $222 million, 39% higher than a year ago. Excluding PA, Order Bookings were $154 million, 4% or $6 million lower than a year ago;
  • Period end Order Backlog1 was $590 million, up 39% from $425 million at June 29, 2014. Higher Order Backlog primarily reflected the addition of PA as well as higher Order Bookings in life sciences and transportation;
  • On June 17, 2015, the Company completed a private placement of U.S. $250 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes, due in 2023. ATS used the majority of net proceeds to repay amounts outstanding under its senior secured credit facility, with the balance to be used for general corporate purposes.
  • The Company's balance sheet and financial capacity to support growth remained strong, with unutilized credit facilities of $660 million and $3.1 million of credit available under letter of credit facilities.

 

1 Non-IFRS measure: see "Notice to Reader: Non-IFRS Measures and Additional IFRS Measures".

 

Financial Results
In millions of Canadian dollars,
except per share data

3 months ended

June 28, 2015

3 months ended

June  29, 2014

Revenues

Continuing Operations

$            254.3

$            190.9

Earnings from operations

Continuing Operations

$              17.5

$              14.4

Adjusted earnings from operations1

Continuing Operations

$              27.4

$              21.1

EBITDA1

Continuing Operations

$              28.7

$              20.9

Net income

Continuing Operations

$               9.8

$                9.0

Discontinued Operations

$                ––

$                6.9

Adjusted earnings per share1

From continuing operations

(basic)

$              0.18

$              0.15

Earnings per share

From continuing operations

(basic)

$              0.11

$              0.10

From discontinued operations

(basic)

$              ––

$              0.08

From continuing operations

(diluted)

$              0.11

$              0.10

From discontinued operations

(diluted)

$               ––

$              0.07

1 Non-IFRS measure: see "Notice to Reader: Non-IFRS Measures and Additional IFRS Measures".

 

"First quarter performance, including PA's contribution, was solid and market activity is strong," said Anthony Caputo, Chief Executive Officer. "We have a significant Order Backlog both in terms of size and quality, and our funnel is robust. Strategically, our focus is on growing our business organically and through acquisition. The completion of our private placement of U.S. $250 million senior notes, combined with our strong balance sheet and significant available funding puts us in a strong position to continue to pursue our value creation strategy."

First Quarter Summary Continuing Operations
Fiscal 2016 first quarter revenues were 33% higher than in the corresponding period a year ago primarily reflecting $68.0 million of revenues earned by PA. Excluding PA, first quarter revenues were $186.3 million, a 2% decrease from the corresponding period a year ago. Foreign exchange rate changes did not materially impact the translation of revenues earned by foreign-based subsidiaries compared to the corresponding period a year ago.

By market, fiscal first quarter revenues from consumer products and electronics decreased by 3% compared to the corresponding period a year ago, primarily on lower Order Backlog at the beginning of the first fiscal quarter. Revenues generated in energy markets increased 57% primarily due to increased activity in the nuclear energy market. Revenues generated from the life sciences market increased 35% compared to the corresponding period a year ago, primarily on revenues from PA. Transportation revenues increased 49% compared to a year ago, primarily on revenues from PA and higher Order Bookings during the first quarter compared to a year ago.

Fiscal 2016 first quarter earnings from operations were $17.5 million (7% operating margin) compared to $14.4 million (8% operating margin) in the first quarter a year ago.  First quarter fiscal 2016 earnings from operations included $2.2 million of restructuring and severance costs and amortization expenses of $7.7 million related to amortization of identifiable intangible assets recorded on the acquisitions of PA, IWK, ATW, and sortimat. Excluding these costs, first quarter fiscal 2016 adjusted earnings from operations were $27.4 million (11% operating margin), compared to adjusted earnings from operations of $21.1 million (11% margin) a year ago. Higher adjusted earnings from operations primarily reflected the inclusion of PA, lower employee incentive costs and discretionary spending reductions, which were partially offset by higher cost of revenues due to some lower margin programs which have been bid and are being executed by the Company and certain programs where costs exceeded budgets.

EBITDA was $28.7 million (11% EBITDA margin) in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 compared to $20.9 million (11% EBITDA margin) in the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Excluding restructuring and severance costs, first quarter fiscal 2016 EBITDA was $30.9 million (12% EBITDA margin). Comparably, excluding acquisition related costs, first quarter fiscal 2015 EBITDA was $23.9 million (13% EBITDA margin).   

Order Bookings
First quarter fiscal 2016 Order Bookings were $222 million, a 39% increase from the first quarter of fiscal 2015.  Excluding the impact of PA, Order Bookings were $154 million, a 4% decrease from the corresponding period a year ago primarily reflecting the timing of customer decisions on various larger opportunities.  By customer market, strength in transportation, consumer products and electronics, and energy markets was offset by lower Order Bookings in life sciences.     

Order Backlog
At June 28, 2015, Order Backlog was $590 million, 39% higher than at June 29, 2014.  Higher Order Backlog primarily reflected higher Order Bookings in the life sciences and transportation markets and the addition of PA. The Company expects its Order Backlog of $590 million at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2016 to mitigate the impact of volatile Order Bookings on revenues in the short term. Management expects that approximately 40% to 45% of its Order Backlog would typically be completed each quarter.

Quarterly Conference Call
ATS's quarterly conference call begins at 10 am eastern on August 12, 2015 and can be accessed live at www.atsautomation.com or on the phone by dialing 647-427-7450 five minutes prior. A replay of the conference will be available on the ATS website following the call. Alternatively, a telephone recording of the call will be available for one week (until midnight August 19, 2015) by dialing 416-849-0833 and entering passcode 96644346 followed by the number sign.

Annual Shareholders' Meeting
The Company will host its annual meeting of shareholders at 10 a.m. eastern on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the TMX Broadcast Centre, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario.

About ATS
ATS is an industry-leading automation solutions provider to many of the world's most successful companies. ATS uses its extensive knowledge base and global capabilities in custom automation, repeat automation, automation products and value-added services including pre-automation and after-sales services to address the sophisticated manufacturing automation systems and service needs of multinational customers in markets such as life sciences, chemicals, consumer products, electronics, food, beverage, transportation, energy, and oil and gas. Founded in 1978, ATS employs approximately 3,500 people at 25 manufacturing facilities and 51 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and China. The Company's shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATA. Visit the Company's website at www.atsautomation.com.

Management's Discussion and Analysis
For the Quarter Ended June 28, 2015

This Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") for the three months ended June 28, 2015 (first quarter of fiscal 2016) is as of August 11, 2015 and provides information on the operating activities, performance and financial position of ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. ("ATS" or the "Company") and should be read in conjunction with the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 which have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and are reported in Canadian dollars. The Company assumes that the reader of this MD&A has access to, and has read the audited consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS and the MD&A of the Company for the year ended March 31, 2015 (fiscal 2015) and, accordingly, the purpose of this document is to provide a first quarter update to the information contained in the fiscal 2015 MD&A. Additional information is contained in the Company's filings with Canadian securities regulators, including its Annual Information Form, found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.atsautomation.com.

Notice to Reader: Non-IFRS Measures and Additional IFRS Measures
Throughout this document management uses certain non-IFRS measures to evaluate the performance of the Company. These terms do not have any standardized meaning prescribed within IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The terms "operating margin", "EBITDA", "EBITDA margin", "adjusted earnings from operations", "adjusted basic earnings per share from continuing operations", "Order Bookings" and "Order Backlog" do not have any standardized meaning prescribed within IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Such measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. In addition, management uses "earnings from operations" which is an additional IFRS measure to evaluate the performance of the Company. Earnings from operations is presented on the Company's consolidated statements of income as net income from continuing operations excluding income tax expense and net finance costs. Operating margin is an expression of the Company's earnings from operations as a percentage of revenues. EBITDA is defined as earnings from operations excluding depreciation and amortization (which includes amortization of intangible assets). EBITDA margin is an expression of the Company's EBITDA as a percentage of revenues. Adjusted earnings from operations is defined as earnings from operations before items excluded from management's internal analysis of operating results, such as amortization expense of acquisition-related intangible assets, acquisition-related transaction and integration costs, restructuring charges, and certain other adjustments which would be non-recurring in nature ("adjustment items"). Adjusted basic earnings per share from continuing operations is defined as adjusted net income from continuing operations on a basic per share basis, where adjusted net income from continuing operations is defined as adjusted earnings from operations less net finance costs and income tax expense, plus tax effects of adjustment items. Order Bookings represent new orders for the supply of automation systems, services and products that management believes are firm. Order Backlog is the estimated unearned portion of revenues on customer contracts that are in process and have not been completed at the specified date. Earnings from operations and EBITDA are used by the Company to evaluate the performance of its operations. Management believes earnings from operations is an important indicator in measuring the performance of the Company's operations on a pre-tax basis and without consideration as to how the Company finances its operations. Management believes that EBITDA is an important indicator of the Company's ability to generate operating cash flows to fund continued investment in its operations. Management believes that adjusted earnings from operations and adjusted basic earnings per share from continuing operations are important measures to increase comparability of performance between periods. The adjustment items used by management to arrive at these metrics are not considered to be indicative of the business's ongoing operating performance. Order Bookings provides an indication of the Company's ability to secure new orders for work during a specified period, while Order Backlog provides a measure of the value of Order Bookings that have not been completed at a specified point in time. Both Order Bookings and Order Backlog are indicators of future revenues the Company expects to generate based on contracts that management believes to be firm. Management believes that ATS shareholders and potential investors in ATS use these additional IFRS measures and non-IFRS financial measures in making investment decisions and measuring operational results. EBITDA should not be construed as a substitute for net income determined in accordance with IFRS.  Adjusted earnings from operations is not necessarily indicative of earnings from operations or cash flows from operations as determined under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. A reconciliation of (i) earnings from operations and EBITDA to net income from continuing operations for the three month period ending June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014; and (ii) adjusted earnings from operations and adjusted basic earnings per share from continuing operations to net income from continuing operations and basic earnings per share from continuing operations respectively for the three month period ending June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014 is contained in this MD&A (see "Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures to IFRS Measures"). A reconciliation of Order Bookings and Order Backlog to total Company revenues for the three month period ending June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014 is also contained in the MD&A (see "Order Backlog Continuity").

COMPANY PROFILE
ATS is an industry-leading automation solutions provider to many of the world's most successful companies. ATS uses its extensive knowledge base and global capabilities in custom automation, repeat automation, automation products and value-added services including pre-automation and after-sales services to address the sophisticated manufacturing automation systems and service needs of multinational customers in markets such as life sciences, chemicals, consumer products, electronics, food, beverage, transportation, energy, and oil and gas. Founded in 1978, ATS employs approximately 3,500 people at 25 manufacturing facilities and 51 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and China.

Value Creation Strategy
To drive value creation, the Company is focused on its growth strategy: Grow, Expand and Scale. The strategy is designed to leverage the strong foundation of ATS' core automation business, continue the growth and development of ATS and create value for all stakeholders.

Grow
To further the Company's organic growth, ATS will continue to target providing comprehensive, value-based programs and enterprise solutions for customers built on differentiating technological solutions, value of customer outcomes achieved and global capability.

Expand
The Company seeks to expand its offering of products and services to the market.  The Company intends to build on its automation systems business to offer: engineering, including design, modelling and simulation, and program management; products, including contract manufacturing, automation and other manufacturing products; and services, including pre automation, post automation, training, life cycle material management, and other after sales services. 

Scale
The Company is committed to growth through acquisition and management believes that the Company has the organizational structure, business processes and experience to successfully integrate acquired companies.  Acquisition targets are evaluated on their ability to bring ATS market or technology leadership, scale and/or a market opportunity.  For each of ATS' markets, the Company has analyzed the capability value chain and made a grow, team or acquire decision. Financially, targets are reviewed on a number of criteria including their potential to add accretive earnings to current operations. To date, ATS has successfully acquired four complementary and accretive businesses: sortimat Group ("sortimat") on June 1, 2010; Assembly & Test Worldwide ("ATW") on January 5, 2011; IWK Verpackungstechnik and Oystar IWK USA, Inc. ("IWK") on September 30, 2013 and M+W Process Automation GmbH and ProFocus LLC (collectively "Process Automation Solutions" or "PA") on September 1, 2014.

OVERVIEW – OPERATING RESULTS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS
Results from continuing operations comprise the results of ATS' continuing operations and corporate costs not directly attributable to Solar.  The results of the Solar segment are reported in discontinued operations.

Consolidated Revenues from Continuing Operations
(In millions of dollars)










                 Three


            Three




 Months


  Months




 Ended


 Ended

Revenues by market    


               June 28, 2015


   June 29, 2014


   Consumer products & electronics 

$

37.3

$

38.5


   Energy            


18.5


11.8


   Life sciences 


106.7


78.8


   Transportation                                                                 


91.8


61.8

Total revenues from continuing operations

$

254.3

$

190.9

 

Fiscal 2016 first quarter revenues were 33% higher than in the corresponding period a year ago primarily reflecting $68.0 million of revenues earned by PA. Excluding PA, first quarter revenues were $186.3 million, a 2% decrease from the corresponding period a year ago. Foreign exchange rate changes did not materially impact the translation of revenues earned by foreign-based subsidiaries compared to the corresponding period a year ago.

By market, fiscal first quarter revenues from consumer products and electronics decreased by 3% compared to the corresponding period a year ago, primarily on lower Order Backlog at the beginning of the first fiscal quarter. Revenues generated in energy markets increased 57% primarily due to increased activity in the nuclear energy market. Revenues generated from the life sciences market increased 35% compared to the corresponding period a year ago, primarily on revenues from PA. Transportation revenues increased 49% compared to a year ago, primarily on revenues from PA and higher Order Bookings during the first quarter compared to a year ago.

Consolidated Operating Results
(In millions of dollars)



       Three


        Three



           Months


        Months



             Ended


        Ended



          June 28, 2015


  June 29, 2014

Earnings from operations 

$

17.5

$

14.4

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets   


7.7


3.7

Acquisition-related transaction costs 


––


3.0

Restructuring charges    


2.2


––

Adjusted earnings from operations1       

$

27.4

$

21.1

1 See "Notice to Reader: Non-IFRS Measures and Additional IFRS Measures". 







                   Three


         Three



          Months


      Months



               Ended


        Ended



June 28, 2015


June 29, 2014

Earnings from operations    

$

17.5

$

14.4

Depreciation and amortization   


11.2


6.5

EBITDA1      

$

28.7

$

20.9

1 See "Notice to Reader: Non-IFRS Measures and Additional IFRS Measures". 





 

Fiscal 2016 first quarter earnings from operations were $17.5 million (7% operating margin) compared to $14.4 million (8% operating margin) in the first quarter a year ago.  First quarter fiscal 2016 earnings from operations included $2.2 million of restructuring and severance costs and amortization expenses of $7.7 million related to amortization of identifiable intangible assets recorded on the acquisitions of PA, IWK, ATW, and sortimat. Excluding these costs, first quarter fiscal 2016 adjusted earnings from operations were $27.4 million (11% margin), compared to adjusted earnings from operations of $21.1 million (11% margin) a year ago. Higher adjusted earnings from operations primarily reflected the inclusion of PA, lower employee incentive costs and discretionary spending reductions, which were partially offset by higher cost of revenues due to some lower margin programs which have been bid and are being executed by the Company and certain programs where costs exceeded budgets.

Depreciation and amortization expense was $11.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, compared to $6.5 million a year ago, primarily due to increased amortization expenses as a result of the addition of identifiable intangible assets recorded on the acquisition of PA in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.

EBITDA was $28.7 million (11% EBITDA margin) in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 compared to $20.9 million (11% EBITDA margin) in the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Excluding restructuring and severance costs, first quarter fiscal 2016 EBITDA was $30.9 million (12% EBITDA margin). Comparably, excluding acquisition-related costs, first quarter fiscal 2015 EBITDA was $23.9 million (13% EBITDA margin).    

Order Bookings
First quarter fiscal 2016 Order Bookings were $222 million, a 39% increase from the first quarter of fiscal 2015.  Excluding the impact of PA, Order Bookings were $154 million, a 4% decrease from the corresponding period a year ago primarily reflecting the timing of customer decisions on various larger opportunities. By customer market, strength in transportation, consumer products and electronics, and energy markets was offset by lower Order Bookings in life sciences.

Order Backlog Continuity
(In millions of dollars)



    Three
Months
Ended
June 28, 2015


Three
Months
Ended
June 29, 2014










Opening Order Backlog  

$

632

$

474

Revenues  


(254)


(191)

Order Bookings 


222


160

Order Backlog adjustments1 


(10)


(18)

Total  

$

590

$

425

1 Order Backlog adjustments include foreign exchange adjustments and cancellations.  

 

Order Backlog by Market
(In millions of dollars)






As at


                 June 28, 2015


      June 29, 2014

Consumer products & electronics

$

74

$

75

Energy         


45


48

Life sciences


248


160

Transportation


223


142

Total     

$

590

$

425

 

At June 28, 2015, Order Backlog was $590 million, 39% higher than at June 29, 2014.  Higher Order Backlog primarily reflected higher Order Bookings in the life sciences and transportation markets and the addition of PA.

Outlook
The global economic environment has continued to show signs of volatility, and uncertainty remains. In North America, U.S. economic growth has slowed, and Canada's economy remains weak. Economic growth continues to decelerate in China and other parts of Asia. In Europe, markets remain weak, which has the potential to negatively impact demand, particularly for the Company's European operations, and may add to volatility in Order Bookings. Overall, a prolonged or more significant downturn in an economy where the Company operates could negatively impact Order Bookings. Impacts on demand for the Company's products and services may lag behind global macroeconomic trends due to the strategic nature of the Company's programs to its customers and long lead times on projects.

Many customers remain cautious in their approach to capital investment; however, activity in life sciences and transportation markets has remained strong. The Company has seen strength in energy markets such as nuclear; however, the solar energy market remains weak due to reductions in solar feed-in-tariffs. Activity in the consumer products and electronics market has improved. Overall, the funnel of opportunities continues to be strong across all of the Company's end customer markets.

The Company's sales organization continues to work to engage customers on enterprise-type solutions. The Company expects that this will provide ATS with more strategic relationships, increased predictability, better program control and less sensitivity to macroeconomic forces. This approach to market may cause variability in Order Bookings from quarter to quarter and, as is already the case, lengthen the performance period and revenue recognition for certain customer programs. The Company expects its Order Backlog of $590 million at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2016 to mitigate the impact of volatile Order Bookings on revenues in the short term. Management expects that approximately 40% to 45% of its Order Backlog would typically be completed each quarter.

Management's disciplined focus on program management, cost reductions, standardization and quality is expected to put ATS in a strong competitive position to capitalize on opportunities and sustain performance in challenging market conditions. With the addition of PA, the Company has undertaken a comprehensive review of its facilities and global capacity. As a result of this review, in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company completed the divestiture of its Swiss-based automation operations through a sale to a third party. In addition, actions to re-balance global capacity and improve the Company's cost structure were implemented in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. Additional measures to re-balance global capacity and improve the Company's cost structure are expected to be implemented in the second and third quarters of fiscal 2016. As a result, management expects to incur incremental charges of approximately $2.0 million over the next two quarters. These charges are expected to have an approximate payback period of less than one year. The planned sale of certain assets associated with these restructuring activities is expected to offset the restructuring costs. Management expects that the application of its ongoing efforts to improve ATS' cost structure, business processes, leadership and supply chain management will continue to have a positive impact on ATS operations. 

The Company seeks to continue to expand its position in the global automation market organically and through acquisition. The Company's solid foundation and strong cash flow generation capability provide the flexibility to pursue its growth strategy.

CONSOLIDATED RESULTS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS


Three

Three


Months

Months


 Ended

Ended

(In millions of dollars, except per share data)                                             

 June 28, 2015

June 29, 2014

Revenues          

$

254.3

$

190.9

Cost of revenues      


193.3


137.1

Selling, general and administrative   


41.0


36.9

Stock-based compensation 


2.5


2.5

Earnings from operations 

$

17.5

$

14.4

Net finance costs 

$

4.4

$

0.9

Provision for income taxes    


3.3


4.5

Net income from continuing operations           

$

9.8

$

9.0

Income from discontinued operations     

$

––

$

6.9

Net income  

$

9.8

$

15.9

Earnings per share





Basic from continuing operations

$

0.11

$

0.10

Basic from discontinued operations

$

––

$

0.08


$

0.11

$

0.18

Diluted from continuing operations 

$

0.11

$

0.10

Diluted from discontinued operations 

$

––

$

0.07


$

0.11

$

0.17

 

Revenues. At $254.3 million, consolidated revenues from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 were $63.4 million or 33% higher than in the corresponding period a year ago, primarily on incremental PA revenue.  See "Overview – Operating Results from Continuing Operations."

Cost of revenues.  At $193.3 million, first quarter fiscal 2016 cost of revenues increased over the corresponding period a year ago by $56.2 million or 41% primarily on higher revenues. At 24%, gross margin in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 decreased 4 percentage points from the corresponding period a year ago. Lower gross margins primarily reflected some lower margin programs which have been bid and are being executed by the Company, certain programs where costs exceeded budgets, and the addition of PA, which has typically operated with a lower gross margin than ATS. For PA, higher cost of sales is partially offset by lower selling, general and administrative costs relative to revenues as compared to ATS.

Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses.  SG&A expenses for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 were $41.0 million, which included $2.2 million of restructuring and severance costs. Excluding these costs, SG&A expenses were $4.9 million or 14% higher than the $33.9 million incurred in the corresponding period last year, which was exclusive of $3.0 million of acquisition related costs. Higher SG&A costs primarily reflected higher amortization expenses from acquired intangibles and the addition of PA SG&A expenses. These increases in SG&A expenses were partially offset by lower employee incentive costs and discretionary spending reductions, which are not expected to continue going forward.

Stock-based compensation cost.  Stock-based compensation expense was $2.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, consistent with the first quarter of fiscal 2015.  

Earnings from operations. For the first quarter of fiscal 2016, consolidated earnings from operations were $17.5 million (operating margin of 7%) compared to earnings from operations of $14.4 million a year ago (operating margin of 8%).  See "Overview – Operating Results from Continuing Operations".

Net finance costs.  Net finance costs were $4.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, $3.5 million higher than a year ago, reflecting increased usage of the Company's primary credit facility and the Company's Senior Notes, which were issued in June 2015 (see "Liquidity, Cash Flow and Financial Resources"). The increased usage was used to finance the acquisition of PA and to support letters of credit.

Income tax provision. The Company's fiscal 2016 first quarter effective income tax rate of 25% differed from the combined Canadian basic federal and provincial income tax rate of 27% primarily as a result of income earned in certain jurisdictions with different statutory tax rates. The Company expects its effective tax rate to approximate the combined Canadian statutory tax rate.

Net income from continuing operations. Fiscal 2016, first quarter net income from continuing operations was $9.8 million (11 cents per share basic and diluted, 18 cents adjusted basic) compared to $9.0 million (10 cents per share basic and diluted, 15 cents adjusted basic) for the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures to IFRS Measures
The following table reconciles EBITDA to the most directly comparable IFRS measure (net income from continuing operations):



            Three


            Three



                   Months


             Months



                    Ended


             Ended

(In millions of dollars) 


          June 28, 2015


   June 29, 2014

EBITDA 

$

28.7

$

20.9

Less: depreciation and amortization expense


11.2


6.5

Earnings from operations

$

17.5

$

14.4

Less: net finance costs    


4.4


0.9

Provision for income taxes


3.3


4.5

Net income from continuing operations 

$

9.8

$

9.0

 

The following table reconciles adjusted earnings from operations and adjusted basic earnings per share from continuing operations to the most directly comparable IFRS measure (net income from continuing operations):

         Three Months Ended June 28, 2015

      Three Months Ended June 29, 2014


     IFRS

       Adjustments

     Adjusted

IFRS

Adjustments

Adjusted






(non-IFRS)





(non-IFRS)

Earnings from operations

$

17.5

$

$

17.5

$

14.4

$

$

14.4

Amortization of acquisition-  














related intangible assets  



7.7


7.7



3.7


3.7

Acquisition-related   














transaction costs   






3.0


3.0

Restructuring charges  



2.2


2.2





$

17.5

$

9.9

$

27.4

$

14.4

$

6.7

$

21.1

Less: net finance costs         

$

4.4

$

$

4.4

$

0.9

$

$

0.9

Income from continuing  














operations before 














income taxes      

$

13.1

$

9.9

$

23.0

$

13.5

$

6.7

$

20.2

Provision for income taxes      

$

3.3

$

$

3.3

$

4.5

$

$

4.5

Adjustment to provision for  














income taxes1  



3.0


3.0



1.6


1.6


$

3.3

$

3.0

$

6.3

$

4.5

$

1.6

$

6.1

Net income from continuing  














operations 

$

9.8

$

6.9

$

16.7

$

9.0

$

5.1

$

14.1

Basic earnings per share  














from continuing operations 

$

0.11

$

0.07

$

0.18

$

0.10

$

0.05

$

0.15

1 Adjustments to provision for income taxes relate to the income tax effects of adjustment items that are excluded for the purposes of calculating non-IFRS based adjusted net income from continuing operations.

         

LIQUIDITY, CASH FLOW AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES
(In millions of dollars, except ratios) 



June 28


         March 31

As at


2015


2015

Cash and cash equivalents 

$

113.1

$

106.1

Debt-to-equity ratio1 


0.55:1


             0.54:1








 June 28


        June 29

For the three months ended 


2015


2014

Cash flows used in operating activities from continuing operations

$

(9.3)

$

(10.7)

1 Debt is calculated as bank indebtedness plus long-term debt and current portion of long-term debt. Equity excludes accumulated other comprehensive income.

 

At June 28, 2015, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $113.1 million compared to $106.1 million at March 31, 2015. At June 28, 2015, the Company's debt-to-total-equity ratio was 0.55:1.

At June 28, 2015, the Company had $660 million of unutilized multipurpose credit, including letters of credit, available under existing credit facilities and another $3.1 million available under letter of credit facilities.

In the first quarter of fiscal 2016, cash flows used in operating activities from continuing operations were $9.3 million ($10.7 million used by operating activities from continuing operations in the first quarter of fiscal 2015). The increase in operating cash flows from continuing operations related primarily to the timing of investments in non-cash working capital in large customer programs.

In the first quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company's investment in non-cash working capital increased by $26.8 million from March 31, 2015. Accounts receivable increased 11% or $15.6 million, due to timing of billings on certain customer contracts. Net contracts in progress decreased 1% or $1.7 million compared to March 31, 2015 due to timing of program completion. The Company actively manages its accounts receivable and net contracts in progress balances through billing terms on long-term contracts, collection efforts and supplier payment terms. Inventories decreased 5% or $2.1 million primarily due to the timing of inventory purchases. Deposits and prepaid assets increased 9% or $1.3 million compared to March 31, 2015 due to the timing of program execution. Accounts payable and accrued liabilities decreased 4% or $8.2 million.

Capital expenditures totalled $2.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, primarily related to computer hardware.

Intangible assets expenditures were $1.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, primarily related to computer software and development projects.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company completed a private placement of US $250 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes (the "Senior Notes"). Transaction fees of $7.2 were deferred and will be amortized over the term of the Senior Notes.  The Senior Notes are unsecured, were issued at par, bear interest at a rate of 6.50% per annum, and mature on June 15, 2023.  ATS used the majority of net proceeds from the Senior Notes to repay amounts outstanding under its senior secured credit facility, with the balance to be used for general corporate purposes.  The Company may redeem the Senior Notes, in whole at any time or in part from time to time, at specified redemption prices and subject to certain conditions required by the Senior Notes.  If the Company experiences a change of control, the Company may be required to repurchase the Senior Notes, in whole or in part, at a purchase price equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of the Senior Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but not including, the redemption date.  The Senior Notes contain customary covenants that restrict, subject to certain exceptions and thresholds, some of the activities of the Company and its subsidiaries, including the Company's ability to dispose of assets, incur additional debt, pay dividends, create liens, make investments, and engage in specified transactions with affiliates.  Subject to certain exceptions, the Senior Notes will be guaranteed by each of the subsidiaries of the Company that is a borrower or has guaranteed obligations under the Credit Facility. 

The Company's senior secured credit facility (the "Credit Facility") provides a four-year committed revolving credit facility of $750.0 million.  The Credit Facility is secured by (i) the Company's assets, including real estate; (ii) assets, including certain real estate, of certain of the Company's North American subsidiaries; and (iii) a pledge of shares of certain of the Company's non-North American subsidiaries.  Certain of the Company's subsidiaries also provide guarantees under the Credit Facility. At June 28, 2015, the Company had utilized $89.6 million under the Credit Facility, by way of letters of credit (March 31, 2015 - $290.0 million classified as long-term debt and $85.0 million by way of letters of credit).  The Credit Facility matures on August 29, 2018.

The Credit Facility is available in Canadian dollars by way of prime rate advances and/or bankers' acceptances, in U.S. dollars by way of base rate advances and/or LIBOR advances, in Swiss francs, Euros and British pounds sterling by way of LIBOR advances and by way of letters of credit for certain purposes in Canadian dollars, U.S. dollars and Euros.  The interest rates applicable to the Credit Facility are determined based on a debt to EBITDA ratio.  For prime rate advances and base rate advances, the interest rate is equal to the bank's prime rate or the bank's U.S. dollar base rate in Canada, respectively, plus a margin ranging from 0.45% to 2.00%.  For bankers' acceptances and LIBOR advances, the interest rate is equal to the bankers' acceptance fee or the LIBOR, respectively, plus a margin that varies from 1.45% to 3.00%.  The Company pays a fee for usage of financial letters of credit which ranges from 1.45% to 3.00% and a fee for usage of non-financial letters of credit which ranges from 0.97% to 2.00%.  The Company pays a standby fee on the unadvanced portions of the amounts available for advance or draw-down under the Credit Facility at rates ranging from 0.29% to 0.68%.

The Credit Facility is subject to a debt to EBITDA test and an interest coverage test.  Under the terms of the Credit Facility, the Company is restricted from encumbering any assets with certain permitted exceptions.  The Credit Facility also limits advances to subsidiaries and partially restricts the Company from repurchasing its common shares and paying dividends.  At June 28, 2015, all of the covenants were met.

The Company has additional credit facilities available of $9.1 million (2.4 million Euro, 200.0 million Indian Rupees, 50.0 million Thai Baht and 0.3 million Czech Koruna). The total amount outstanding on these facilities was $8.6 million, of which $1.9 million was classified as bank indebtedness (March 31, 2015 - $1.7 million) and $6.7 million was classified as long-term debt (March 31, 2015 - $4.9 million). The interest rates applicable to the credit facilities range from 1.66% to 10.25% per annum. A portion of the long-term debt is secured by certain assets of the Company. The 200.0 million Indian Rupees credit facilities are secured by letters of credit under the Credit Facility.

The Company expects to continue increasing its investment in working capital to support the growth of its business. The Company expects that continued cash flows from operations, together with cash and cash equivalents on hand and credit available under operating and long-term credit facilities, will be sufficient to fund its requirements for investments in working capital and capital assets and to fund strategic investment plans including some potential acquisitions. Significant acquisitions could result in additional debt or equity financing requirements. The Company expects to use moderate leverage to support its growth strategy.

Contractual Obligations
The minimum operating lease payments, related primarily to facilities and equipment, and purchase obligations are as follows:



           Operating


                   Purchase

(In millions of dollars)                                                                                                  


          leases 


          obligations

Less than one year  

$

9.8

$

86.2

One – two years  


8.2


0.9

Two – three years


5.1


                           ―

Three – four years  


4.4


                       ―

Four – five years       


4.2


                     ―

Due in over five years    


5.7


                 ―


$

37.4

$

87.1

 

The Company's off-balance sheet arrangements consist of purchase obligations and various operating lease financing arrangements related primarily to facilities and equipment which have been entered into in the normal course of business. The Company's purchase obligations consist primarily of materials purchase commitments.

In accordance with industry practice, the Company is liable to customers for obligations relating to contract completion and timely delivery. In the normal conduct of its operations, the Company may provide bank guarantees as security for advances received from customers pending delivery and contract performance.  In addition, the Company provides bank guarantees for post-retirement obligations and may provide bank guarantees as security on equipment under lease and on order.  At June 28, 2015, the total value of outstanding bank guarantees was approximately $138.0 million (March 31, 2015 - $118.0 million).

The Company is exposed to credit risk on derivative financial instruments arising from the potential for counterparties to default on their contractual obligations to the Company. The Company minimizes this risk by limiting counterparties to major financial institutions and monitoring their creditworthiness. The Company's credit exposure to forward foreign exchange contracts is the current replacement value of contracts that are in a gain position.  For further information related to the Company's use of derivative financial instruments, refer to note 10 of the interim condensed consolidated financial statements.  The Company is also exposed to credit risk from its customers. Substantially all of the Company's trade accounts receivable are due from customers in a variety of industries and, as such, are subject to normal credit risks from their respective industries. The Company regularly monitors customers for changes in credit risk.  The Company does not believe that any single market or geographic region represents significant credit risk. Credit risk concentration with respect to trade receivables is mitigated as the Company primarily serves large, multinational customers and through insurance.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2016, 863,417 stock options were exercised.  At August 11, 2015 the total number of shares outstanding was 92,503,082 and there were 4,088,866 stock options outstanding to acquire common shares of the Company.

RELATED-PARTY TRANSACTIONS
During fiscal 2015, the Company entered into an agreement with a shareholder, Mason Capital Management, LLC ("Mason Capital"), pursuant to which Mason Capital has agreed to provide ATS with ongoing strategic and capital markets advisory services for an annual fee of U.S. $0.5 million. As part of the agreement, members of the Company's board of directors who are associated with Mason Capital have waived any fees to which they may have otherwise been entitled for serving as members of the board of directors or as members of any committee of the board of directors. 

There were no other significant related-party transactions in the first quarter of fiscal 2016.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE
The Company is exposed to foreign exchange risk as a result of transactions in currencies other than its functional currency of the Canadian dollar and through its investments in its foreign-based subsidiaries.

The Company's Canadian operations generate significant revenues in major foreign currencies, primarily U.S. dollars, which exceed the natural hedge provided by purchases of goods and services in those currencies.  In order to manage a portion of this net foreign currency exposure, the Company has entered into forward foreign exchange contracts.  The timing and amount of these forward foreign exchange contract requirements are estimated based on existing customer contracts on hand or anticipated, current conditions in the Company's markets and the Company's past experience.  Certain of the Company's foreign subsidiaries will also enter into forward foreign exchange contracts to hedge identified balance sheet, revenue and purchase exposures.  The Company's forward foreign exchange contract hedging program is intended to mitigate movements in currency rates primarily over a four to six month period.  See note 10 to the interim condensed consolidated financial statements for details on the derivative financial instruments outstanding at June 28, 2015.

In addition, from time to time, the Company may hedge the foreign exchange risk arising from intercompany loans, net investments in foreign-based subsidiaries and committed acquisitions through the use of forward foreign exchange contracts or other non-derivative financial instruments. The Company uses hedging as a risk management tool, not to speculate.

Period average exchange rates in CDN$





         Three months ended      



  June 28, 2015

  June 29, 2014

        % change

U.S. Dollar           

1.2286

1.0901

12.7%

Euro  

1.3600

1.4948

(9.0%)

 

CONSOLIDATED QUARTERLY RESULTS



























(In millions of dollars, except        


        Q1


        Q4


               Q3


           Q2


         Q1 


         Q4


      Q3 


       Q2

per share amounts)                    


2016


2015


2015


2015


2015


2014


2014


2014


















Revenues from continuing 

















operations                                  

$

254.3

$

289.4

$

248.8

$

207.0

$

190.9

$

200.7

$

178.0

$

154.6


















Earnings from operations              

$

17.5

$

22.6

$

15.9

$

14.1

$

14.4

$

17.2

$

16.7

$

14.4


















Adjusted earnings from                

















operations                                       

$

27.4

$

34.7

$

27.2

$

27.0

$

21.1

$

22.2

$

20.5

$

16.6


















Income from continuing  

















operations                                      

$

9.8

$

13.9

$

8.6

$

7.4

$

9.0

$

11.7

$

18.8

$

10.4


















Income (loss) from                      

















discontinued operations               

$

 

$

2.2

$

(0.0)

$

7.1

$

6.9

$

(0.4)

$

(0.3)

$

2.5


















Net income                                

$

9.8

$

16.1

$

8.6

$

14.5

$

15.9

$

11.3

$

18.5

$

12.9


















Basic earnings per share from         

















continuing operations                  

$

0.11

$

0.15

$

0.09

$

0.08

$

0.10

$

0.13

$

0.21

$

0.12


















Adjusted basic earnings per  

















share from continuing 

















operations                                       

$

0.18

$

0.24

$

0.18

$

0.19

$

0.15

$

0.17

$

0.14

$

0.14


















Basic earnings (loss) per share 

















from discontinued operations       

$

 

$

0.03

$

(0.00)

$

0.08

$

0.08

$

(0.01)

$

(0.00)

$

0.03


















Basic earnings per share              

$

0.11

$

0.18

$

0.09

$

0.16

$

0.18

$

0.12

$

0.21

$

0.15


















Diluted earnings per share 

















from continuing operations        

$

0.11

$

0.15

$

0.09

$

0.08

$

0.10

$

0.13

$

0.21

$

0.11


















Diluted earnings (loss) per 

















share from discontinued  

















operations                                    

$

   

$

0.03

$

(0.00)

$

0.08

$

0.07

$

(0.01)

$

(0.00)

$

0.03


















Diluted earnings per share            

$

0.11

$

0.18

$

0.09

$

0.16

$

0.17

$

0.12

$

0.21

$

0.14


















Order Bookings                              

$

222.0

$

317.0

$

287.0

$

216.0

$

160.0

$

197.0

$

237.0

$

110.0


















Order Backlog                             

$

590.0

$

632.0

$

602.0

$

561.0

$

425.0

$

474.0

$

467.0

$

355.0

 

Interim financial results are not necessarily indicative of annual or longer-term results because many of the individual markets served by the Company tend to be cyclical in nature.  General economic trends, product life cycles and product changes may impact revenues and operating performance.  ATS typically experiences some seasonality with its Order Bookings, revenues and earnings from operations due to summer plant shutdowns by its customers. Operating performance quarter to quarter may also be affected by the timing of revenue recognition on large programs in Order Backlog, which is impacted by such factors as customer delivery schedules, the timing of third-party content and by the timing of acquisitions.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES AND ASSUMPTIONS
The preparation of the Company's consolidated financial statements requires management to make estimates, judgments and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the end of the reporting period. Uncertainty about these estimates, judgments and assumptions could result in outcomes that require a material adjustment to the carrying amount of the asset or liability affected in future periods.

The Company based its assumptions on information available when the consolidated financial statements were prepared. Existing circumstances and assumptions about future developments may change due to market changes or circumstances arising beyond the control of the Company. Such changes are reflected in the estimates as they occur. There have been no material changes to the critical accounting estimates as described in the Company's fiscal 2015 MD&A.  

ACCOUNTING STANDARDS CHANGE
IAS 19 – Employee Benefits
Effective April 1, 2015, the Company adopted the amendments to IAS 19 – Employee Benefits.  The amendments require an entity to consider contributions from employees or third parties when accounting for defined benefit plans. When the contributions are linked to service, they should be attributed to periods of service as a negative benefit. These amendments clarify that, if the amount of the contributions is independent of the number of years of service, an entity is permitted to recognize such contributions as a reduction in the service cost in the period in which the service is rendered, instead of allocating the contributions to the periods of service.

The application of the amendments to IAS 19 had no impact on the interim condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company.

CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
The Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and the Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures and internal controls over financial reporting for the Company.  The control framework used in the design of disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting is the "Internal Control - Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission ("COSO").

Management, including the CEO and CFO, does not expect that the Company's disclosure controls or internal controls over financial reporting will prevent or detect all errors and all fraud or will be effective under all potential future conditions.  A control system is subject to inherent limitations and, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the control system's objectives will be met.

During the three months ended June 28, 2015, there have been no changes in the design of the Company's internal controls over financial reporting that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal controls over financial reporting.

Note to Readers: Forward-Looking Statements:
This news release and management's discussion and analysis of financial conditions, and results of operations of ATS contains certain statements that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements").  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of ATS, or developments in ATS' business or in its industry, to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements include all disclosure regarding possible events, conditions or results of operations that is based on assumptions about future economic conditions and courses of action.  Forward-looking statements may also include, without limitation, any statement relating to future events, conditions or circumstances. ATS cautions you not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made.  Forward-looking statements relate to, among other things: the next phase of the Company's strategy: grow, expand, and scale; potential impact of general economic environment, including impact on demand and Order Bookings; impacts on demand for Company's products potentially lagging global macroeconomic trends; activity in the market segments that the Company serves; the engagement with customers on enterprise solutions providing ATS with more strategic relationships, increased predictability, better program control and less sensitivity to macroeconomic forces; the sales organization's approach to market and expected impact on Order Bookings, performance period, and timing of revenue recognition; the Company's Order Backlog mitigating the impact of volatility in Order Bookings; the rate of completion of Order Backlog; management's expectations in relation to the impact of management focus and strategic initiatives on ATS operations; expected timing, cost, and payback period of anticipated measures to re-balance global capacity and improve cost structure; impact of planned sale of certain assets; the Company's strategy to expand organically and through acquisition; the Company's expectation with respect to effective tax rate; Company's expectation to continue to increase its investment in working capital; expectation in relation to meeting funding requirements for investments; and expectation to use increased leverage to support growth strategy.  The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include, among others: impact of the global economy; general market performance including capital market conditions and availability and cost of credit; performance of the market sectors that ATS serves; foreign currency and exchange risk; the relative strength of the Canadian dollar; impact of factors such as increased pricing pressure and possible margin compression; the regulatory and tax environment; failure or delays associated with new customer programs; potential for greater negative impact associated with any non-performance related to large enterprise programs; variations in the amount of Order Backlog completed in any given quarter; that the effective tax rate is other than expected, due to reasons including income spread among jurisdictions being other than anticipated; that customers are more difficult to engage than expected; that strategic initiatives are delayed, not completed, or do not have intended positive impact; that measures to re-balance global capacity and improve cost structure are delayed or that charges are greater than expected and/or that the payback is not realized as quickly as anticipated; that proceeds from planned sale of assets is other than expected; inability to successfully expand organically or through acquisition, due to an inability to grow expertise, personnel, and/or facilities at required rates or to identify, negotiate and conclude one or more acquisitions; or to raise, through debt or equity, or otherwise have available, required capital; that acquisitions made are not integrated as quickly or effectively as planned or expected and, as a result, anticipated benefits and synergies are not realized; that one or more customers, or other entities with which the Company has contracted, experience insolvency or bankruptcy with resulting delays, costs or losses to the Company; political, labour or supplier disruptions; the development of superior or alternative technologies to those developed by ATS; the success of competitors with greater capital and resources in exploiting their technology; market risk for developing technologies; risks relating to legal proceedings to which ATS is or may become a party; exposure to product liability claims; risks associated with greater than anticipated tax liabilities or expenses; and other risks detailed from time to time in ATS' filings with Canadian provincial securities regulators. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions, and other than as required by applicable securities laws, ATS does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements should assumptions related to these plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions change.


 

ATS AUTOMATION TOOLING SYSTEMS INC.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
(in thousands of Canadian dollars - unaudited)





June 28


 March 31

As at          

Note


2015


2015







ASSETS  

12





Current assets   






Cash and cash equivalents     


$

113,092

$

106,052

Accounts receivable       



160,933


145,342

Costs and earnings in excess of billings 







on contracts in progress 

6


207,023


192,813

Inventories       

6


39,935


42,079

Deposits, prepaids and other assets      

7


16,052


14,731




537,035


501,017

Assets held for sale   

5


––


4,221




537,035


505,238

Non-current assets   






Property, plant and equipment      

8


83,761


83,901

Investment property     



3,920


3,880

Goodwill      



402,480


405,881

Intangible assets     

9


181,178


183,610

Deferred income tax assets        



3,356


5,057

Investment tax credit receivable    



35,043


33,107




709,738


715,436

Total assets


$

1,246,773

$

1,220,674







LIABILITIES AND EQUITY   






Current liabilities   






Bank indebtedness       

12

$

1,874

$

1,731

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     



192,707


200,871

Provisions        

11


12,122


10,419

Billings in excess of costs and earnings    







on contracts in progress 

6


91,897


76,031

Current portion of long-term debt 

12


4,420


3,372




303,020


292,424

Liabilities directly associated with assets held for sale   

5


––


5,717




303,020


298,141

Non-current liabilities






Employee benefits       



25,381


24,777

Long-term debt 

12


298,246


286,154

Deferred income tax liabilities      



35,561


40,870




359,188


351,801

Total liabilities   


$

662,208

$

649,942







Commitments and Contingencies  

12, 16











EQUITY   






Share capital 

13

$

528,070

$

519,118

Contributed surplus 



12,861


14,420

Accumulated other comprehensive income



30,026


33,434

Retained earnings     



13,429


3,590

Equity attributable to shareholders    



584,386


570,562

Non-controlling interests          



179


170

Total equity    



584,565


570,732

Total liabilities and equity        


$

1,246,773

$

1,220,674

 

ATS AUTOMATION TOOLING SYSTEMS INC.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Income
(in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts - unaudited)





June 28


 June 29

For the three months ended   

Note


2015


2014







Revenues  







Revenues from construction contracts


$

151,450

$

161,190


Sale of goods  



20,389


14,413


Services rendered  



82,425


15,276







Total revenues  



254,264


190,879







Operating costs and expenses   







Cost of revenues  



193,301


137,072


Selling, general and administrative  



40,951


36,937


Stock-based compensation  

15


2,544


2,514







Earnings from operations             



17,468


14,356







Net finance costs   

18


4,346


878







Income from continuing operations before income taxes  



13,122


13,478







Income tax expense  

14


3,274


4,496







Income from continuing operations                        



9,848


8,982







Income from discontinued operations, net of tax                          



––


6,913







Net income      


$

9,848

$

15,895







Attributable to             






Shareholders                


$

9,839

$

15,858

Non-controlling interests           



9


37



$

9,848

$

15,895







Earnings per share attributable to shareholders        

19





Basic  – from continuing operations                               


$

0.11

$

0.10

Basic  – from discontinued operations                                   



––


0.08



$

0.11

$

0.18







Earnings per share attributable to shareholders

19





Diluted – from continuing operations   


$

0.11

$

0.10

Diluted – from discontinued operations             



––


0.07



$

0.11

$

0.17

 

ATS AUTOMATION TOOLING SYSTEMS INC.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(in thousands of Canadian dollars - unaudited)



June 28


June 29

For the three months ended


2015


2014






Net income 

$

9,848

$

15,895






Other comprehensive income (loss):                                           










Items to be reclassified subsequently to net income: 











Currency translation adjustment (net of income taxes of $nil)  


(4,676)


(15,232)







Net unrealized gain on derivative financial instruments







designated as cash flow hedges


581


652


Tax impact


(162)


(161)







Loss transferred to net income for 







derivatives designated as cash flow hedges 


1,141


362


Tax impact 


(292)


(92)






Other comprehensive loss


(3,408)


(14,471)






Comprehensive income 

$

6,440

$

1,424






Attributable to





Shareholders     

$

6,431

$

1,387

Non-controlling interests    


9


37


$

6,440

$

1,424

 

ATS AUTOMATION TOOLING SYSTEMS INC.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity
(in thousands of Canadian dollars - unaudited)

Three months ended June 28, 2015 





























Total

















 accumulated













Currency




other


Non-





 Share


 Contributed


Retained


translation


Cash flow


 comprehensive


controlling


Total



capital


surplus


earnings


adjustments


hedges


 income


 interests


equity


















Balance, at March 31, 2015   

$

519,118

$

14,420

$

3,590

$

35,702

$

(2,268)

$

33,434

$

170

$

570,732


















Net income        


––


––


9,839


––


––


––


9


9,848

Other comprehensive income (loss)         


––


––


––


(4,676)


1,268


(3,408)


––


(3,408)

Total comprehensive income (loss)         


––


––


9,839


(4,676)


1,268


(3,408)


9


6,440


















Stock-based compensation                       


––


654


––


––


––


––


––


654

Exercise of stock options                          


8,952


(2,213)


––


––


––


––


––


6,739


















Balance, at June 28, 2015                       

$

528,070

$

12,861

$

13,429

$

31,026

$

(1,000)

$

30,026

$

179

$

584,565


















Three months ended June 29, 2014 





























Total

















accumulated











Retained


Currency




other


Non-





  Share


Contributed


earnings


translation


Cash flow


comprehensive


controlling


Total



  capital


surplus


(deficit)


adjustments


hedges


income


interests


equity


















Balance, at March 31, 2014             

$

510,725

$

15,025

$

(44,311)

$

36,616

$

(646)

$

35,970

$

129

$

517,538


















Net income             


––


––


15,858


––


––


––


37


15,895

Other comprehensive income (loss)              


––


––


––


(15,232)


761


(14,471)


––


(14,471)

Total comprehensive income (loss)        


––


––


15,858


(15,232)


761


(14,471)


37


1,424


















Stock-based compensation                        


––


535


––


––


––


––


––


535

Exercise of stock options                  


1,738


(523)


––


––


––


––


––


1,215


















Balance, at June 29, 2014                       

$

512,463

$

15,037

$

(28,453)

$

21,384

$

115

$

21,499

$

166

$

520,712

 


ATS AUTOMATION TOOLING SYSTEMS INC.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow
(in thousands of Canadian dollars - unaudited)




June 28


June 29

Three months ended  

Note


2015


2014







Operating activities:






Income from continuing operations   


$

9,848

$

8,982

Items not involving cash  







Depreciation of property, plant and equipment 



2,305


1,934


Amortization of intangible assets 



8,843


4,546


Deferred income taxes 

14


(1,644)


153


Other items not involving cash 



(4,354)


(1,642)


Stock-based compensation  

15


2,544


2,514


Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment  



(4)


(423)



$

17,538

$

16,064

Change in non-cash operating working capital  



(26,800)


(26,749)

Cash flows used in operating activities of    







discontinued operations      



––


(2,824)

Cash flows used in operating activities  


$

(9,262)

$

(13,509)







Investing activities:  






Acquisition of property, plant and equipment    

8

$

(2,768)

$

(2,674)

Acquisition of intangible assets

9


(1,094)


(1,839)

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment



34


8,529

Proceeds from sale of subsidiary

5


2,274


––

Cash flows provided by investing activities







of discontinued operations 



––


13,643

Cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities  


$

(1,554)

$

17,659







Financing activities:    






Restricted cash  

7

$

––

$

(67)

Bank indebtedness 



254


(113)

Repayment of long-term debt 



(290,055)


(72)

Proceeds from long-term debt  



302,517


732

Issuance of common shares 



6,739


1,215

Cash flows provided by financing activities 


$

19,455

$

1,695







Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 



(2,073)


(2,705)







Increase in cash and cash equivalents 



6,566


3,140







Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year 



106,526


78,614







Cash and cash equivalents, end of year


$

113,092

$

81,754







Attributable to    






Cash and cash equivalents – continuing operations 


$

113,092

$

81,619

Cash and cash equivalents – associated with discontinued operations      



––


135



$

113,092

$

81,754

Supplemental information 






Cash income taxes paid by continuing operations        


$

3,598

$

1,908

Cash interest paid by continuing operations    


$

3,428

$

650

 

SOURCE ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.

For further information: Maria Perrella, Chief Financial Officer; Carl Galloway, Vice-President, Treasurer; 519 653-6500


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