Magellan Aerospace Corporation Announces Financial Results

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Magellan Aerospace Corporation ("Magellan" or the "Corporation") released its financial results for the third quarter of 2015 and recorded its highest quarterly revenues in its history. All amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated. The results are summarized as follows:





Three month period ended
September 30

Nine month period ended
September 30

Expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts

2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Revenues

236,207

202,542

16.6%

698,899

634,094

10.2%

Gross Profit

39,855

31,651

25.9%

119,545

95,624

25.0%

Net Income

18,533

13,032

42.2%

53,952

38,717

39.4%

Net Income per Share

0.32

0.22

45.5%

0.93

0.67

38.8%

EBITDA

37,763

28,277

33.5%

108,636

85,598

26.9%

EBITDA per Share

0.65

0.49

32.7%

1.87

1.47

27.2%


This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the current views and/or expectations of the Corporation with respect to its performance, business and future events. Such statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied. The Corporation assumes no future obligation to update these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

 

This news release presents certain non-IFRS financial measures to assist readers in understanding the Corporation's performance. Non-IFRS financial measures are measures that either exclude or include amounts that are not excluded or included in the most directly comparable measures calculated and presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"). Throughout this news release, reference is made to EBITDA (defined as net income before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization), which the Corporation considers to be an indicative measure of operating performance and a metric to evaluate profitability. EBITDA is not a generally accepted earnings measure and should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) or cash flows as determined in accordance with IFRS. As there is no standardized method of calculating this measure, the Corporation's EBITDA may not be directly comparable with similarly titled measures used by other companies.

1.  Overview
Magellan is a diversified supplier of components to the aerospace industry and in certain circumstances for power generation projects. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Magellan designs, engineers, and manufactures aeroengine and aerostructure components for aerospace markets, advanced products for defence and space markets, and complementary specialty products.  The Corporation also supports the aftermarket through supply of spare parts as well as performing repair and overhaul services and supplies in certain circumstances parts and equipment for power generation projects.

The Corporation's strategy has been to focus on several core competencies within the aerospace industry. These include precision machining of a wide variety of aerospace material, composites, complex high technology magnesium and aluminum alloy castings, repair and overhaul technologies and design of structures. The Corporation is now seeking to leverage these core competencies by achieving growth in applications where these abilities are critical in meeting customer needs. 

Business Update
During the third quarter of 2015, the Corporation reported the progress on a previously announced contract with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA"), a prime contractor for Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission ("RCM").  Magellan has achieved key milestones in the contract with the delivery of the structure for the first two payload modules to MDA. These major assemblies will house the electronics for the radar payload being developed by MDA. They were designed and built by Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg, the company's centre of excellence for space systems. The Corporation has been contracted by MDA to deliver three spacecraft buses, including three payload modules, for the Canadian Space Agency's RCM mission.

The Corporation also announced on September 15, 2015, that it had entered into an international partnership agreement with the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program ("SSEP").  This is a US-based program launched by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education that gives students the ability to design and propose microgravity experiments to fly in low Earth orbit on the International Space Station.  As an international partner, Magellan increases the opportunity for more communities to participate in SSEP and sees this funding as an investment in the youth of Canada.  

On October 5, 2015, Magellan announced that it had been awarded a follow on contract to provide nose and main landing gear assemblies to Messier-Bugatti Dowty for major commercial aircraft customers.  These complex machined components are manufactured in Magellan Aerospace, New York and Magellan Aerospace, Kitchener and are expected to generate USD $80.0 million in revenues for the period of 2017 through 2021.

For additional information, please refer to the "Management's Discussion and Analysis" section of the Corporation's 2014 Annual Report available on www.sedar.com.

2.  Results of Operations
A discussion of Magellan's operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015

The Corporation operates substantially all of its activities in one reportable segment, Aerospace, which include the design, development, manufacture, repair and overhaul and sale of systems and components for defence and civil aviation.  The Corporation continues to provide services to the Power Generation segment; however, the Corporation has removed the disclosure of this segment as the activity in relation to these services were not material in the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2015 and, at present, they are not expected to be material in future periods. 

Increased revenues were reported by the Corporation in the third quarter of 2015 of $236.2 million when compared to the third quarter of 2014 of $202.5 million. Gross profit and net income for the third quarter of 2015 were $39.9 million and $18.5 million, respectively, an increase from the third quarter of 2014 gross profit of $31.7 million and net income of $13.0 million

Consolidated Revenue



Three month period
ended September 30

Nine month period
ended September 30


Expressed in thousands of dollars


2015


2014

Change


2015


2014

Change

Canada


81,114


73,794

9.9%


237,960


243,596

(0.02)%

United States


83,925


67,589

24.2%


251,357


203,385

23.6%

Europe


71,168


61,159

16.4%


209,582


187,113

12.0%

Total revenues


236,207


202,542

16.6%


698,899


634,094

10.2%

Consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2015 of $236.2 million were 16.6% higher than revenues of $202.5 million in the third quarter of 2014. Revenues in Canada in the third quarter of 2015 increased 9.9% from the same period in 2014 as the Corporation benefited from the weakening of the Canadian dollar against the US dollar during the quarter. On a constant currency basis, Canadian revenues in the current quarter remained consistent with those reported in the third quarter of 2014. Decreased revenues earned on proprietary products in the current quarter were offset by higher volumes on various defence and commercial platforms. Revenues increased by 24.2% in the United States in the third quarter of 2015 in comparison to the third quarter of 2014 primarily as a result of increased production rates on a number of the Corporation's commercial aircraft programs and the appreciation of the United States dollar in comparison to the Canadian dollar. On a constant currency basis, revenues in the United States increased by 20.8% in the third quarter of 2015 over the same period in 2014. European revenues in the third quarter of 2015 increased 16.4% over revenues in the same period in 2014. The business acquisition of Euravia Engineering & Supply Co. ("Euravia") in the second quarter of 2015 and the strengthening of the British pound in comparison to the Canadian dollar were the primary contributors to the increased revenues in Europe in the third quarter of 2015 when compared to the same period in 2014. On a constant currency basis, revenues in the third quarter of 2015 in Europe increased by 12.2% over the same period in 2014. 

Gross Profit




Three month period
ended September 30

Nine month period
ended September 30


Expressed in thousands of  dollars          

2015


2014

Change


2015


2014

Change

Gross profit                                    


39,855


31,651

25.9%


119,545


95,624

25.0%

Percentage of revenues


16.9%


15.6%



17.1%


15.1%


Gross profit of $39.9 million (16.9% of revenues) was reported for the third quarter of 2015 compared to $31.7 million (15.6% of revenues) during the same period in 2014. The strengthening year over year of the United States dollar and British pound against the Canadian dollar increased gross profit in the third quarter of 2015 over the same period in 2014. Efficiency gains from increased volumes and a favourable mix of revenues across the Corporation's geographic locations also contributed to the increase quarter over quarter. During the current quarter, gross margin was negatively impacted by additional amortization expense of $712 recorded in relation to intangible assets recognized as a result of the business acquisition of Euravia.

Administrative and General Expenses




Three month period
ended September 30

Nine month period
ended September 30


Expressed in thousands of dollars


2015


2014

Change


2015


2014

Change

Administrative and general expenses


13,608


12,608

7.9%


41,326


35,880

15.2%

Percentage of revenues


5.8%


6.2%



5.9%


5.7%


Administrative and general expenses were $13.6 million (5.8% of revenues) in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $12.6 million (6.2% of revenues) in the third quarter of 2014. Administrative and general expenses increased during the current quarter relative to the same quarter of the prior year largely as a result of the effect on translation of the strengthening United States dollar and British pound exchange rates against the Canadian dollar and the recognition of additional expenses as a result of the business acquisition of Euravia. The increase quarter over quarter was partially offset by a reduction in administrative expenses in the third quarter of 2015 over the same period in 2014, as the prior year included a one-time charge of $0.8 million for a bad debt provision.

Other




Three month period
ended September 30

Nine month period
ended September 30


Expressed in thousands of dollars


2015


2014


2015


2014

Foreign exchange gain


(222)


(397)


(150)


(83)

Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment        


89


39


565


803

Total other


(133)


(358)


415


720










Other income of $0.1 million in the third quarter of 2015 consisted of realized and unrealized foreign exchange gains, partially offset by losses recorded on the disposal of property, plant and equipment.

Interest Expense




Three month period

ended September 30

Nine month period

ended September 30


Expressed in thousands of dollars


2015


2014


2015


2014

Interest on bank indebtedness and long-term debt


1,118


1,273


3,091


3,704

Accretion charge on borrowings and long-term debt


242


203


722


1,563

Discount on sale of accounts receivable


227


183


659


558

Total interest expense


1,587


1,659


4,472


5,825










Interest expense of $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2015 was slightly lower than the third quarter of 2014 amount of $1.7 million. Interest on bank indebtedness and long-term debt decreased quarter over quarter as the Corporation did not incur guarantee fees on the operating credit facility during the third quarter of 2015.

Provision for Income Taxes




Three month period

ended September 30

Nine month period

ended September 30


Expressed in thousands of dollars


2015


2014


2015


2014

Current income tax expense


1,521


1,355


5,803


3,593

Deferred income tax expense


4,739


3,355


13,577


10,889

Income tax expense


6,260


4,710


19,380


14,482

Effective tax rate


25.2%


26.6%


26.4%


27.2%











The Corporation recorded an income tax expense of $6.3 million in the third quarter of 2015 as compared to an income tax expense of $4.7 million in the third quarter of 2014. The change in effective tax rates quarter over quarter is a result of a changing mix of income across the different jurisdictions in which the Corporation operates. The increase in deferred income tax expense in the third quarter of 2015 consisted primarily of changes in temporary differences in various jurisdictions.

3.  Selected Quarterly Financial Information
A summary view of Magellan's quarterly financial performance











2015



2014




2013

Expressed in millions of dollars,

except per share amounts

Sep 30

Jun 30

Mar 31

Dec 31

Sep 30

Jun 30

Mar 31

Dec 31

Revenues    

236.2

234.4

228.3

208.9

202.5

221.0

210.5

195.9

Income before taxes              

24.8

21.8

26.8

23.9

17.7

18.8

16.7

21.0

Net Income

18.5

16.2

19.2

17.9

13.0

13.6

12.1

16.8

Net Income per share










Basic and diluted

0.32

0.28

0.33

0.31

0.22

0.23

0.21

0.29

EBITDA

37.8

33.5

37.4

34.7

28.3

30.2

27.1

31.0

The Corporation reported its highest quarterly revenues in its history in the third quarter of 2015.  Revenues and net income reported in the quarterly information were impacted positively by the fluctuations in the Canadian dollar exchange rate in comparison to the United States dollar and British pound. The United States dollar/Canadian dollar exchange rate in the third quarter of 2015 fluctuated reaching a low of 1.2425 and a high of 1.3066. During the third quarter of 2015, the British pound relative to the Canadian dollar fluctuated reaching a low of 1.9540 and a high of 2.0888. Had the foreign exchange rates remained at levels experienced in the third quarter of 2014, reported revenues in the third quarter of 2015 would have been lower by $29.4 million.

In the third, second and first quarters of 2015, movements of the US dollar and British pound in relation to the Canadian dollar favourably impacted net income. Somewhat offsetting the favourable transactional currency movement in the second quarter of 2015, the Corporation recorded a loss on translation of its foreign currency liabilities within Canada and Europe. In the fourth quarter of 2013 the Corporation recognized a reversal of previous impairment losses against intangible assets relating to various commercial aircraft programs and in the fourth quarter of 2013 and 2014 the Corporation recognized previously unrecognized investment tax credits.

4.  Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA
A description and reconciliation of certain non-IFRS measures used by management

In addition to the primary measures of earnings and earnings per share (basic and diluted) in accordance with IFRS, the Corporation includes EBITDA (earnings before interest expense, income taxes and depreciation and amortization) in this quarterly MD&A. The Corporation has provided this measure because it believes this information is used by certain investors to assess financial performance and that EBITDA is a useful supplemental measure as it provides an indication of the results generated by the Corporation's principal business activities prior to consideration of how these activities are financed and how the results are taxed in the various jurisdictions.  Each of the components of this measure are calculated in accordance with IFRS, but EBITDA is not a recognized measure under IFRS, and the Corporation's method of calculation may not be comparable with that of other companies. Accordingly, EBITDA should not be used as an alternative to net income as determined in accordance with IFRS or as an alternative to cash provided by or used in operations.





Three month period
ended September 30

Nine month period
ended September 30


Expressed in thousands of dollars            


2015


2014


2015


2014

Net income


18,533


13,032


53,952


38,717

Interest


1,587


1,659


4,472


5,825

Taxes


6,260


4,710


19,380


14,482

Depreciation and amortization


11,383


8,876


30,832


26,574

EBITDA


37,763


28,277


108,636


85,598










EBITDA for the third quarter of 2015 was $37.8 million, compared to $28.3 million in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 33.5% on a year-over-year basis. Increased gross profit in the third quarter of 2015 resulted in higher EBITDA when compared to the third quarter of 2014.

5.  Liquidity and Capital Resources
A discussion of Magellan's cash flow, liquidity, credit facilities and other disclosures

The Corporation's liquidity needs can be met through a variety of sources including cash on hand, cash provided by operations, short-term borrowings from its credit facility and accounts receivable securitization program, and long-term debt and equity capacity. Principal uses of cash are for operational requirements and capital expenditures. Based on current funds available and expected cash flow from operating activities, management believes that the Corporation has sufficient funds available to meet its liquidity requirements at any point in time. However, if cash from operating activities is lower than expected or capital projects exceed current estimates, or if the Corporation incurs major unanticipated expenses, it may be required to seek additional capital in the form of debt or equity or a combination of both.

Cash Flow from Operations




Three month period
ended September 30

Nine month period
ended September 30


Expressed in thousands of dollars


2015


2014


2015


2014

Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable


2,707


299


(21,224)


(16,385)

Increase in inventories


(4,792)


(5,314)


(12,551)


(9,060)

Increase in prepaid expenses and other


(975)


(1,831)


(2,691)


(2,198)

(Decrease) increase in accounts payable, accrued liabilities and provisions


(8,063)


4,044


6,090


(1,194)

Changes in non-cash working capital balances


(11,123)


(2,802)


(30,376)


(28,837)

Cash provided by operating activities


22,407


20,284


65,439


43,943










In the quarter ended September 30, 2015, the Corporation generated $22.4 million in cash from operations, compared to $20.3 million in the third quarter of 2014. Cash was generated mainly by increased gross profit and decreased accounts receivable offset in part by increased inventories and prepaid expenses and decreased accounts payable and accrued liabilities.

Investing Activities




Three month period
ended September 30

Nine month period
ended September 30


Expressed in thousands of dollars


2015


2014


2015


2014

Acquisition


313


-


(50,149)


-

Purchase of property, plant and equipment


(7,883)


(7,252)


(22,863)


(18,782)

Proceeds of disposals of property plant and equipment


161


115


460


445

(Increase) decrease in intangibles and other assets


(4,881)


3,907


(8,414)


(4,864)

Cash used in investing activities


(12,290)


(3,230)


(80,966)


(23,201)










The Corporation's capital expenditures for the third quarter of 2015 were $7.9 million compared to $7.3 million in capital expenditures in the third quarter of 2014. Capital expenditures were incurred primarily to enhance the Corporation's manufacturing capabilities in various geographies and to support new customer programs.  Increased expenditures for intangibles and other assets related primarily to deposits made on capital equipment during the third quarter of 2015.

Financing Activities




Three month period
ended September 30

Nine month period
ended September 30


Expressed in thousands of dollars


2015


2014


2015


2014

(Decrease) increase in bank indebtedness


(2,760)


(10,030)


38,355


(14,157)

(Decrease) increase in debt due within one year


(1,313)


1,154


1,979


7,299

Decrease in long-term debt


(1,035)


(1,194)


(4,990)


(3,709)

Increase in long-term debt




276


(Decrease) increase in long-term liabilities and provisions


(944)


87


(176)


(342)

Increase (decrease) in borrowings


34


524


218


(10)

Common share dividend


(3,202)


(2,329)


(9,605)


(6,985)

Cash (used in) provided by financing activities


(9,220)


(11,788)


26,057


(17,904)










On September 30, 2014, the Corporation amended its operating credit agreement with its existing lenders. Under the terms of the amended agreement, the maximum amount available under the operating credit facility was amended to a Canadian dollar limit of $95.0 million (down from $115.0 million) plus a US dollar limit of US$35.0 million, and the addition of a British pound limit of £11.0 million with a maturity date of September 30, 2018. The operating credit agreement also includes a Canadian $50.0 million uncommitted accordion provision which provides the Corporation with the option to increase the size of the operating credit facility. Extensions of the facility are subject to mutual consent of the syndicate of lenders and the Corporation. Pursuant to the amendment of the operating credit agreement, the guarantee of the operating credit facility by the Chairman of the Board of the Corporation, which had supported the Corporation since 2005, was released.

As at September 30, 2015 the Corporation has made contractual commitments to purchase $12.7 million of capital assets.

Dividends
During the third quarter of 2015, the Corporation declared and paid quarterly cash dividends of $0.055 per common share representing an aggregating dividend payment of $3.2 million.

Subsequent to September 30, 2015 the Corporation announced that its Board of Directors had declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common shares of $0.0575 per common share. The dividend will be payable on December 31, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 10, 2015.

Outstanding Share Information
The authorized capital of the Corporation consists of an unlimited number of Preference Shares, issuable in series, and an unlimited number of common shares. As at October 31, 2015, 58,209,001 common shares were outstanding and no Preference Shares were outstanding.

6.  Financial Instruments
A summary of Magellan's financial instruments

Derivative Contracts
The Corporation operates internationally, which gives rise to a risk that its income, cash flows and shareholders' equity may be adversely impacted by fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. Currency risk arises because the amount of the local currency receivable or payable for transactions denominated in foreign currencies may vary due to changes in exchange rates and because the non-Canadian dollar denominated financial statements of the Corporation's subsidiaries may vary on consolidation into the reporting currency of Canadian dollars. The Corporation from time to time may use derivative financial instruments to help manage foreign exchange risk with the objective of reducing transaction exposures and the resulting volatility of the Corporation's earnings. The Corporation does not trade in derivatives for speculative purposes.  Under these contracts the Corporation is obligated to purchase specified amounts at predetermined dates and exchange rates.  These contracts are matched with anticipated cash flows in United States dollars. The counterparties to the foreign currency contracts are all major financial institutions with high credit ratings.  The Corporation had no material forward foreign exchange contracts outstanding as at September 30, 2015.

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements
The Corporation does not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or reasonably are likely to have a material effect on its financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources. As a result, the Corporation is not exposed materially to any financing, liquidity, market or credit risk that could arise if it had engaged in these arrangements.

7.  Related Party Transactions
A summary of Magellan's transactions with related parties

During the three month period ended September 30, 2014, the Corporation paid guarantee fees in the amount of $0.2 million to the Chairman of the Board of the Corporation. Upon renewal of the operating credit facility on September 30, 2014, the guarantee provided by the Chairman of the Board of the Corporation was released. 

8.  Risk Factors
A summary of risks and uncertainties facing Magellan

The Corporation manages a number of risks in each of its businesses in order to achieve an acceptable level of risk without hindering the ability to maximize returns. Management has procedures to help identify and manage significant operational and financial risks.

For more information in relation to the risks inherent in Magellan's business, reference is made to the information under "Risk Factors" in the Corporation's Management's Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2014 and to the information under "Risks Inherent in Magellan's Business" in the Corporation's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2014, which have been filed with SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

9.  Changes in Accounting Policies
A description of accounting standards adopted in the current year

The following new standards, and amendments to standards and interpretations, are effective for the first time for interim periods beginning on or after January 1, 2015 and have been applied in preparing the consolidated interim financial statements.

Employee Benefits
In November 2013, Defined Benefit Plans: Employee Contributions was issued to amend IAS 19, Employee Benefits. These narrow scope amendments simplify the accounting for contributions to defined benefit plans. These amendments are effective for annual periods beginning on or after July 1, 2014, with earlier application permitted. As at January 1, 2015, the Corporation adopted the amendments and there was no material impact on the condensed interim financial statements.

Operating Segments
The Annual Improvements to IFRSs 2010-2012 included amendments to IFRS, Operating Segments.  This standard has been amended to require (i) disclosure of judgements made by a company's management in aggregating segments, and (ii) a reconciliation of segment assets to the entity's assets when a measure of segment is reported to the Chief Operating Decision Maker.  These amendments are effective for annual periods beginning on or after July 1, 2014. As at January 1, 2015, the Corporation adopted this pronouncement and there was no material impact on the condensed interim financial statements.

10.  Future Changes in Accounting Policies
A description of new accounting standards and interpretations not yet adopted

A number of new standards, and amendments to standards and interpretations, are not yet effective for the interim period ended September 30, 2015, and have not been applied in preparing these condensed consolidated interim financial statements. These changes are not yet adopted by the Corporation and could have an impact on future periods. These changes are described in detail in the Corporation's 2014 audited annual consolidated financial statements. 

  • IFRS 15, Revenue from Contracts with Customers
    • On September 11, 2015, the IASB confirmed the deferral of the effective date of the standard by one year to January 1, 2018 by issuing a formal amendment to the revenue standard.
  • IFRS 9, Financial Instruments
  • Amendments to IAS 16, Property, Plant and Equipment and IAS 38, Intangible Assets
  • Amendments to IFRS 11, Joint Arrangements
  • Amendments to IFRS 10, Consolidated Financial Statements and IAS 28, Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures

The Corporation is in the process of evaluating the impact of adopting these standards on the Corporation's consolidated financial statements.

11.  Critical Accounting Estimates
A description of accounting estimates that are critical to determining Magellan's financial results

In the 2014 audited annual consolidated financial statements and management's discussion and analysis, the Corporation identified the accounting policies and estimates that are critical to the understanding of the business and results of operations. Please refer to note 1 to the audited annual consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014 for a discussion regarding the critical accounting estimates.

12.  Controls and Procedures
A description of Magellan's disclosure controls and internal controls over financial reporting

Based on the current Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") rules under National Instrument 52-109 Certification of Disclosure in Issuers' Annual and Interim Filings, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer (or individuals performing similar functions as a chief executive officer or chief financial officer) are required to certify as at June 30, 2015 that they are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting. 

Management does not expect disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting to prevent all errors, misstatements or fraud.  In addition, internal control over financial reporting that management has designed and established may be circumvented and rendered ineffective as a result of unauthorized acts of individuals through collusion or management override. A system of control, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, but not absolute, assurance that control objectives are met. Due to the inherent limitations in a system of control, there is no absolute assurance that all controls issues, which may result in errors, misstatements, or fraud, can be prevented or detected. The inherent limitations include, amongst other things:  (i) management's assumptions and judgements could ultimately prove to be incorrect under varying conditions and circumstances; (ii) the impact of isolated errors; (iii) assumptions about the likelihood of future events. 

No changes were made in the Corporation's internal control over financial reporting during the Corporation's most recent interim period, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Corporation's internal control over financial reporting.

13.   Outlook
The outlook for Magellan's business in 2015

Market analysts continue to look for signs that commercial aerospace OEM's are overbuilding aircraft during this unprecedented growth cycle. They suggest that passenger traffic growth rates will be hard pressed to match global seat capacity growth and that airlines may extend the lives of less fuel-efficient aircraft due to prolonged low oil prices. Boeing and Airbus maintain that they have strong order backlogs aligned with future demand and that airlines are taking a longer term view with respect to more fuel-efficient aircraft. It is also said that since low fuel prices and low interest rates represent a tailwind for airline profitability, it increases the opportunity for airlines to invest in newer aircraft.  Regardless of which prediction is correct, the industry is confident in the backlog strength, and in any case, saying that aircraft scheduled for delivery within any 24 month period are typically quite secure due to pre-delivery payment obligations. 

The Corporation regularly assesses its market position and exposure due to prevailing market segment trends and it believes that its current strategies reflect a sound and appropriate approach to achieving a long term vision of profitable growth.

Boeing's current narrow-body forecast has the 737 build rate going from the current 42 per month to 47 per month in 2017, and 52 per month in 2018.  Airbus' A320 production rate is also at 42 aircraft per month and is ramping to 50 aircraft per month beginning in the first quarter of 2017.

In the wide-body market, the Airbus A350XWB rate is planned to exceed 10 per month by 2018, with the A350-900 representing approximately 75% of that rate. Airbus' A380 is currently at 2.7 per month. Their A330 rate is still planned to be reduced to 5.5 aircraft per month, from the current 8.5 aircraft per month. Boeing's B777X is scheduled to begin production in 2017 with the first aircraft delivery in 2020.  Their B777 production rate continues at 8.3 per month. But it is anticipated that a modest reduction to 7 aircraft per month in 2016 is being considered.  The B787 rate is planned to go from 10 per month to 12 per month in 2016. Boeing will reduce the 747 build rate to 1 aircraft per month in the first quarter 2016 due to the softening cargo market. The 767 build rate is still planned to reach 2 aircraft per month by the second quarter of 2016.

In the regional market, a clear definition of what is considered to be a regional aircraft today is becoming somewhat blurred by individual carrier's strategies with respect to the number of seats they fly, whether they fly a turboprop or turbofan aircraft, or whether or not they are a low cost carrier.  Today, the future growth in this particular market lies primarily in the 90 – 110 seat jet segment.  It appears this will be dominated over the next 10 years by Embraer with their new E2 series of aircraft, as they are expected to garner approximately 54% market share. By comparison, the next largest market share is Bombardier with 11%.  Contrary to the regional jet segment growth, the forecast for the regional turboprop segment is more or less flat in the near term, and generally in decline over the next 10 year period.

The bifurcation of the business jet market continues but may be finally showing signs of re-balancing.   Large cabin manufacturers considerably outperformed light/medium jet manufacturers in 2013 and 2014, but demand is now improving for light and medium jets in the US as the economy improves. The market for these is most heavily concentrated in the US. Higher corporate profits are beginning to unlock latent demand that was curbed due to economic uncertainty. Current forecasts suggest a gradual growth in the overall market during the next 5 years. 

In the defense market, the US is the largest customer of North American defense contractors, but the question remains; where will the trough settle given the US budget uncertainty? A positive effect of the budget uncertainty is that some legacy platforms such as F15 and F18 may see additional orders and an extended service life. Also, some predict a stimulus for the defense market generated by the 2016 US presidential election. Analysts indicate that within seven out of nine presidential election years since 1980, defense spending was strong. The Bank of America's Merrill Lynch stated in a recent report: "the president is the most significant factor that affects defense spending".  Another potential stimulus may come from pressure on the US due to increased defense spending by countries like China. Finally, an acknowledged strategy by defense contractors to help mitigate US budget cuts has been to increase Foreign Military Sales (FMS) on certain programs. Unfortunately, the international defense market is becoming more competitive with examples such as Brazil choosing to buy 36 SAAB Grippen fighters over Boeing's F/A 18 Super Hornet and Kuwait buying 22 Eurofighter Typhoons.  This is making it tougher to gain those additional FMS sales.

Regarding the F-35 Lightening II, Lockheed Martin is planning to deliver 45 F-35's in 2015, and is expecting to reach a rate of approaching 170 aircraft per year, from assembly sites in the US, Italy and Japan, by 2020.  There are over 150 aircraft in the field today.  Numerous program milestones were achieved this past quarter. Some of these achievements include the attainment of initial operational capability for the F-35B variant in July, the inaugural European flight of the first F-35 assembled in Italy's final assembly checkout facility, and the rollout of the first F-35 aircraft for the Norwegian Armed Forces.  Magellan has commenced activities supporting the increased rate production at the Magellan divisions producing F-35 components.

The Corporation has been investing capital and resources in support of the F-35 program since 2002.  With the recent Federal election, the incoming government has made statements that are not supportive of maintaining the previous government's position on the future procurement of the F-35. In the event the Canadian government does not proceed with this planned procurement, the Corporation anticipates that current and potential new work opportunities could be significantly reduced or eliminated. Magellan currently employs approximately 150 people in direct support of the F-35 program, expected to increase by three to four times as the F-35 achieves full production rates over the next few years.

Finally addressing the civil helicopter industry, a recent Flight International article reported that optimism persists within this market despite falling sales. The rapid decline in oil prices led to a rapid market downturn which now appears more prolonged than initially expected. While the light/medium helicopter segment was the first victim, the heavy helicopter segment has now been affected with Sikorsky's S92 and Airbus' H225 being hit the hardest. Despite the market conditions, manufacturers are still developing new programs, banking on the market returning to strength and on operators believing that more efficient super-medium models will allow higher load factors. 

MAGELLAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME



(unaudited)

(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts)

Three month period
ended September 30


Nine month period
ended September 30


2015


2014


2015


2014










Revenues


236,207


202,542


698,899


634,094

Cost of revenues


196,352


170,891


579,354


538,470

Gross profit


39,855


31,651


119,545


95,624










Administrative and general expenses


13,608


12,608


41,326


35,880

Other


(133)


(358)


415


720

Income before interest and income taxes


26,380


19,401


77,804


59,024










Interest


1,587


1,659


4,472


5,825

Income before income taxes


24,793


17,742


73,332


53,199










Income taxes










Current


1,521


1,355


5,803


3,593


Deferred


4,739


3,355


13,577


10,889



6,260


4,710


19,380


14,482

Net income


18,533


13,032


53,952


38,717










Other comprehensive income










Items that may be reclassified to profit and loss in subsequent periods:











Foreign currency translation gain


18,658


6,398


39,837


9,620


Items not to be reclassified to profit and loss in subsequent periods:











Actuarial gain (loss) on defined benefit pension plans, net of tax


252


-


2,462


(4,376)

Total comprehensive income, net of tax


37,443


19,430


96,251


43,961










Net income per share









Basic and diluted


0.32


0.22


0.93


0.67

 

MAGELLAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION


(unaudited)
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)

September 30
2015

December 31
2014







Current assets






Cash




14,104

2,645

Trade and other receivables




205,377

160,989

Inventories




211,641

176,870

Prepaid expenses and other




16,393

12,396





447,515

352,900

Non-current assets






Property, plant and equipment




379,769

351,057

Investment properties




4,792

4,370

Goodwill and intangible assets




109,640

60,588

Other assets




31,315

23,139

Deferred tax assets




34,148

42,499





559,664

481,653

Total assets




1,007,179

834,553







Current liabilities






Accounts payable and accrued liabilities and provisions




162,742

136,976

Debt due within one year




46,053

40,016





208,795

176,992

Non-current liabilities






Bank indebtedness




124,383

81,442

Long-term debt




41,138

43,866

Borrowings subject to specific conditions




19,192

18,777

Other long-term liabilities and provisions




28,436

26,562

Deferred tax liabilities




38,993

27,318





252,142

197,965







Equity






Share capital




254,440

254,440

Contributed surplus




2,044

2,044

Other paid in capital




13,565

13,565

Retained earnings




213,207

166,398

Accumulated other comprehensive income




62,986

23,149





546,242

459,596

Total liabilities and equity




1,007,179

834,553

 

MAGELLAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION






CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW





(unaudited)

Three month period
ended September 30


Nine month period
e
nded September 30

(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)

2015


2014


2015


2014









Cash flow from operating activities








Net income

18,533


13,032


53,952


38,717

Amortization/depreciation of intangible assets and property, plant and equipment      

11,383


8,876


30,832


26,574

Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

164


39


640


803

(Decrease) increase in defined benefit plans

(31)


336


(209)


849

Accretion

206


205


687


1,527

Deferred taxes

3,536


682


10,073


4,510

Income on investments in joint ventures

(261)


(84)


(160)


(200)

Decrease in non-cash working capital

(11,123)


(2,802)


(30,376)


(28,837)

Net cash provided by operating activities

22,407


20,284


65,439


43,943









Cash flow from investing activities








Acquisition

313


-


(50,149)


-

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(7,883)


(7,252)


(22,863)


(18,782)

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment

161


115


460


445

(Increase) decrease in other assets

(4,881)


3,907


(8,414)


(4,864)

Net cash used in investing activities

(12,290)


(3,230)


(80,966)


(23,201)









Cash flow from financing activities








(Decrease) increase in bank indebtedness

(2,760)


(10,030)


38,355


(14,157)

(Decrease) increase in debt due within one year

(1,313)


1,154


1,979


7,299

Decrease in long-term debt

(1,035)


(1,194)


(4,990)


(3,709)

Increase in long-term debt

-


-


276


-

(Decrease) increase in long-term liabilities and provisions

(944)


87


(176)


(342)

Increase (decrease) in borrowings

34


524


218


(10)

Common share dividend

(3,202)


(2,329)


(9,605)


(6,985)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(9,220)


(11,788)


26,057


(17,904)









Increase in cash during the period

897


5,266


10,530


2,838

Cash at beginning of the period

12,665


5,521


2,645


7,760

Effect of exchange rate differences

542


93


929


282

Cash at end of the period

14,104


10,880


14,104


10,880

 

SOURCE Magellan Aerospace Corporation

For further information: Phil C. Underwood, President & Chief Executive Officer, T: (905) 677-1889 ext. 400, E: phil.underwood@magellan.aero; John B. Dekker, Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary, T: (905) 677-1889 ext. 224, E: john.dekker@magellan.aero

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