Avcorp Announces 2016 Third Quarter Financial Results

VANCOUVER, Nov. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Avcorp Industries Inc. (TSX: AVP) (the "Company", "Avcorp" or the "Avcorp Group") today announced its financial results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2016. All amounts are in Canadian currency unless otherwise stated.

Q3 Financial and Operational Highlights

  • Revenue was $41.0 million, up 89.6% from $21.5 million for Q3 2015.
  • Including costs incurred from the Hitco acquisition that have yet to be recovered, loss from operations was $17.9 million. In Q3 2015, loss from operations was $2.0 million.
  • Awarded multiple production contracts from Boeing consisting of complex metal bond and multi-material structural assemblies.
  • Secured a US$5 million loan facility for use as working capital purposes.
  • Order backlog at September 30 was $640 million, up 62% from $395 million at June 30, 2016.
  • Signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of British Columbia to explore the creation of a Learning Factory for Advanced Composites.

Highlights Subsequent to Quarter End

  • Signed a long-term production contract with the Aerospace Company of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. ("FHI"), a tier-one supplier to major original equipment manufacturers ("OEM") of commercial and defence aircraft around the world.
  • Announced a restructuring at the Gardena facility which will result in significant annual cost savings for the Company, net of anticipated severance costs of approximately $260,000.
  • As a subsequent event, the Company has amended and extended its existing credit facility.

CEO Commentary
"Our third quarter was among our most active ever as marked by our revenue growth and the signing of a major contract award with one our longest-standing customers," said Mr. Peter George "We are sustaining this momentum into Q4 with the signing of a long-term production contract with Fuji Heavy Industries and efforts to improve operational performance and utilization at our facilities."

Mr. George added, "Looking ahead, we will continue to strengthen our relationships with OEM aircraft manufacturers and their related Tier 1 suppliers through our ongoing efforts to expand our composite manufacturing capabilities. These efforts will run in parallel with initiatives to improve our profitability and market valuation."

Review of Financial Results
During the quarter ended September 30, 2016 Avcorp Group revenues totalled $41.0 million as compared to $21.6 million in revenue for the same quarter in the previous year.  The December 18, 2015 acquisition of the US based composite Aerostructures division of Hitco, a subsidiary of Frankfurt-listed SGL has added $26.0 million to current quarter revenues.

During the quarter ended September 30, 2016, the Avcorp Group recorded a loss from operations of $17,861,000, which includes costs incurred and yet to be recovered under the Hitco acquisition agreement, on $41.0 million in revenue; as compared to a $2.0 million operating loss on $21.6 million in revenue for the same quarter in the previous year. 

Pre-Hitco acquisition operational events although indemnified under a service agreement and asset purchase agreement with Hitco and SGL, and on which Avcorp was required to assist, further adversely impacted operations and caused excessive personnel costs, and administrative and legal expenditures at ACF Avcorp's Gardena facility during the third quarter. These costs have yet to be recovered and are included in all the costs for 2016.

The Company has taken decisive steps towards reducing costs at its Gardena facility by way of issuing 60 day WARN notifications on October 24, 2016, as part of a restructuring initiative at its Gardena California facility that will result in a workforce reduction of 75 permanent employees by December 31, 2016.  This reduction is in addition to exiting 180 temporary workers during the last 90 days, which were added this year to support customers' requirements arising from legacy product issues.

Over the course of 2016 and into the first part of 2017 certain of the smaller loss making contracts, assumed with the Hitco acquisition, are being wound down thereby eliminating the associated losses.  What will be the remaining significant loss making contract has been the focus of a comprehensive Company initiative within which management has commenced discussions and planning with a major customer which would provide for an orderly and protected transition of this significant loss making contract from Avcorp's Gardena facility. Contract revisions are in process which will ultimately improve Avcorp's financial performance.

During the quarter ended September 30, 2016, cash flows from operating activities, excluding the impact of changes in non-cash working capital, utilized $17.4 million of cash as compared to utilizing $0.4 million of cash during the quarter ended September 30, 2015.  Cash flows from operating activities were most significantly impacted as a result of operating losses incurred from the integration and productionization costs expended for the newly acquired Hitco operations, losses arising from unfavourable customer contracts assumed, and operational, administrative, and legal expenditures, incurred at Avcorp's Gardena facility as a direct result of pre-Hitco acquisition operational events.

The order backlog as at September 30, 2016 is $640.0 million, in consideration of attaining full award values; compared to $395.0 million as at June 30, 2016.  The primary factor underlying the change in order backlog is an approximately $277.0 million increase in order backlog due to increases in production rates, contract renewals for various existing programs, and new contract awards.

The Company's complete interim financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2016 can be found at www.avcorp.com or at www.sedar.com.

About Avcorp
The Avcorp Group designs and builds major airframe structures for some of the world's leading aircraft companies, including BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, Fuji Heavy Industries and Lockheed Martin.  The Avcorp Group has more than 50 years of experience, over 800 skilled employees and 636,000 square feet of facilities. Avcorp Structures & Integration located in Delta British Columbia, Canada is dedicated to metallic and composite aerostructures assembly and integration; Avcorp Engineered Composites located in Burlington Ontario, Canada is dedicated to design and manufacture of composite aerostructures, and Avcorp Composite Fabrication located in Gardena California, USA has advanced composite aerostructures fabrication capabilities for composite aerostructures. The Avcorp Group offers integrated composite and metallic aircraft structures to aircraft manufacturers, a distinct advantage in the pursuit of contracts for new aircraft designs, which require lower-cost, light-weight, strong, reliable structures.  Comtek Advanced Structures Ltd., at our Burlington, Ontario, Canada location also provides aircraft operators with aircraft structural component repair services for commercial aircraft. 

Avcorp Composite Fabrication Inc. is wholly owned by Avcorp US Holdings Inc.  Both companies are incorporated in The State of Delaware, USA, and are wholly owned subsidiaries of Avcorp Industries Inc.

Comtek Advanced Structures Ltd., incorporated in the Province of Ontario, Canada, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avcorp Industries Inc.

Avcorp Industries Inc. is a federally incorporated reporting company in Canada and traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:AVP).

PETER GEORGE
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
AVCORP GROUP

Forward-Looking Statements
This release should be read in conjunction with the Company's unaudited financial statements contained in the Company's Annual Report and with the quarterly financial statements and accompanying notes filed with Sedar (www.sedar.com).

Certain statements in this release and other oral and written statements made by the Company from time to time are forward-looking statements, including those that discuss strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; or projected revenues, income, returns or other financial measures.  These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the statements, including the following:  (a) changes in worldwide economic and political conditions that impact interest and foreign exchange rates; (b) the occurrence of work stoppages and strikes at key facilities of the Corporation or the Corporation's customers or suppliers; (c) government funding and program approvals affecting products being developed or sold under government programs; (d) cost and delivery performance under various program and development contracts; (e) the adequacy of cost estimates for various customer care programs including servicing warranties; (f) the ability to control costs and successful implementation of various cost reduction programs; (g) the timing of certifications of new aircraft products; (h) the occurrence of downturns in customer markets to which the Corporation products are sold or supplied or where the Corporation offers financing; (i) changes in aircraft delivery schedules or cancellation of orders; (j) the Corporation's ability to offset, through cost reductions, raw material price increases and pricing pressure brought by original equipment manufacturer customers; (k) the availability and cost of insurance; (l) the Corporation's ability to maintain portfolio credit quality; (m) the Corporation's access to debt financing at competitive rates; (n) uncertainty in estimating contingent liabilities and establishing reserves tailored to address such contingencies; and (o) integration of newly acquired operations and associated expenses may adversely affect profitability.

CONDENSED INTERM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
(unaudited, prepared in accordance with IAS 34, expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)



September 30, 2016

December 31, 2015

ASSETS



Current assets



Cash

$5,342

$14,484

Accounts receivable

29,989

30,124

Consideration receivable

11,463

26,624

Inventories

28,651

36,383

Prepayments and other assets

2,750

1,424


78,195

109,039

Non-current assets



Prepaid rent and security

433

449

Consideration receivable

-

12,096

Development costs

4,801

3,187

Property, plant and equipment

30,195

29,880

Intangibles

12,155

16,095

Total assets

125,779

170,746




LIABILITIES AND EQUITY



Current liabilities



Bank indebtedness

7,483

-

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

34,002

27,087

Current portion of long-term debt

2,261

240

Customer advance

9,860

10,408

Deferred program revenues

5,751

4,924

Unfavourable contracts liability

8,614

11,335


67,971

53,994

Non-current liabilities



Deferred gain and lease inducement

283

392

Long-term debt

1,674

1,646

Customer advance

4,447

12,697

Unfavourable contracts liability

68,310

78,636

Deferred program revenues

150

-

Deferred income taxes payable

1,170

1,235


144,005

148,600

Equity



Capital stock

80,302

80,158

Contributed surplus

5,762

4,453

Accumulated other comprehensive income

303

-

Deficit

(104,593)

(62,465)


(18,226)

22,146

Total liabilities and equity

125,779

170,746

 

CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF (LOSS) AND COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS)
(unaudited, prepared in accordance with IAS 34, expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except number of shares and per share amounts)



Three months ended
September 30

Nine months ended
September 30


2016

2015

2016

2015






Revenues

$40,979

$21,610

$120,572

$57,640






Cost of sales

51,694

18,451

143,985

51,770






Gross (loss) profit

(10,715)

3,159

(23,413)

5,870






Administrative and general expenses

7,061

5,068

19,236

11,327

Office equipment depreciation

85

121

392

370






Operating (Loss)

(17,861)

(2,030)

(43,041)

(5,827)






Finance costs – net

99

219

131

313

Foreign exchange (gain) loss

(874)

(194)

(994)

(189)

Gain on sale of equipment

-

(2)

(50)

(2)






(Loss) Income before income tax

(17,086)

(2,053)

(42,128)

(5,949)






Income tax expense

-

-

-

-






Net (loss) for the period

(17,086)

(2,053)

(42,128)

(5,949)






Other comprehensive (loss)

(126)

-

(303)

-






(Loss) and total comprehensive (loss) for the period

(17,212)

(2,053)

(41,825)

(5,949)






(Loss) per share:





Basic and diluted (loss) earnings per common share

(0.06)

(0.01)

(0.14)

(0.02)

Basic and diluted weighted average number of shares
outstanding (000's)

307,141

302,633

306,428

302,633

 

CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited, prepared in accordance with IAS 34, expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)


Three months ended
September 30

Nine months ended
September 30


2016

2015

2016

2015

Cash flows from (used in) operating activities





Net (loss) income for the period

$(17,086)

$(2,053)

$(42,128)

$(5,949)


Adjustment for items not affecting cash:







Accrued interest and government royalties

23

96

61

190



Depreciation

888

395

2,616

1,177



Development cost amortization

243

882

530

930



Intangible assets amortization

1,031

-

3,126

-



Loss (gain) on disposal of equipment

-

-

(50)

-



Provision for onerous contracts

(2,903)

-

(8,401)

-



Provision for loss-making contracts and obsolete
inventory

75

(66)

1,071

64



Stock based compensation

374

244

839

736



Non-cash financing cost accretion

20

123

20

123



Other items

(32)

(32)

(96)

(94)


(17,367)

(411)

(42,412)

(2,823)

Changes in non-cash working capital







Accounts receivable

(261)

(2,413)

(617)

(3,953)



Inventories

7,095

1,255

6,650

(348)



Prepayments and other assets

(1,324)

122

(1,344)

286



Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

(719)

(763)

6,925

986



Customer advance

(2,680)

-

(7,649)

-



Deferred program revenues

1,985

(1,229)

410

(4,700)






Net cash from (used in) operating activities

(13,271)

(3,439)

(38,037)

(10,552)






Cash flows from (used in) investing activities





Proceeds from consideration receivable

6,490

-

25,429

-

Proceeds from sale of equipment

10

-

60

-

Purchase of equipment

(1,469)

(240)

(4,097)

(1,028)

Payments relating to development costs and tooling

(429)

(114)

(2,144)

(1,209)






Net cash from (used in) investing activities

4,602

(354)

19,248

(2,237)






Cash flows from (used in) financing activities





Increase (decrease) in bank indebtedness

5,972

(784)

7,483

5,465

Payment of interest

(7)

(57)

(21)

(132)

Proceeds from current and long term debt

2,623

5,090

2,682

5,843

Proceeds from issuance of common shares

-

-

113

-

Repayment of current and long-term debt

(38)

(106)

(201)

(290)






Net cash from (used in) financing activities

8,550

4,143

10,056

10,886






Net increase (decrease) in cash

(119)

350

(8,733)

(1,903)






Net foreign exchange difference

409

(204)

(409)

(280)






Cash - Beginning of period

5,052

830

14,484

3,159






Cash - End of period

5,342

976

5,342

976

 

CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
(unaudited, prepared in accordance with IAS 34, expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except number of shares)


Capital Stock

 

Contributed
Surplus

Deficit

Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive 
Income

Total
Equity


Number of
Shares

Amount








Balance December 31, 2014

302,633,184

$79,921

$3,129

$(65,673)

$ -

$17,377








Stock based compensation
expense

-

-

736

-

-

736








Fair value of warrants issued

-

-

656

-

-

656








Loss and total comprehensive loss
for the period

-

-

-

(5,949)

-

(5,949)








Balance September 30, 2015

302,633,184

79,921

4,521

(71,622)

-

12,820








Balance December 31, 2015

305,555,184

80,158

4,453

(62,465)

-

22,146








Issue of Common Shares

1,586,000

113

-

-

-

113








Stock-based compensation
expense

-

-

1,259

-

-

1,259








Cancellation of issued stock
options

-

-

(420)

-

-

(420)








Transfer to share capital on
exercise of stock options

-

31

(31)

-

-

-








Fair value of warrants issued

-

-

501

-

-

501








Unrealized currency gain on
translation for the period

-

-

-

-

303

303








Loss and total comprehensive loss
for the period

-

-

-

(42,128)

-

(42,128)








Balance September 30, 2016

307,141,184

80,302

5,762

(104,593)

303

(18,226)

 

SOURCE Avcorp Industries Inc.

For further information: Sandi DiPrimo, Investor Relations Contact | 604-587-4938

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