OXFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RBC Bearings Incorporated (Nasdaq: ROLL), a leading international manufacturer of highly engineered precision bearings and components for the industrial, defense and aerospace industries, today reported results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021.

Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights

($ in millions)

Fiscal 2021

 

Fiscal 2020

 

Change

GAAP

Adjusted (1)

GAAP

Adjusted (1)

GAAP

Adjusted (1)

Net sales

$160.3

 

 

$185.8

 

 

-13.7%

 

 

Gross margin

$62.5

 

$62.7

$76.6

 

$76.7

-18.4%

 

-18.2%

Gross margin %

39.0%

 

39.1%

41.2%

 

41.3%

 

 

 

Operating income

$29.7

 

$32.5

$43.5

 

$43.0

-31.7%

 

-24.3%

Operating income %

18.6%

 

20.3%

23.4%

 

23.1%

 

 

 

Net income

$25.0

 

$27.4

$33.8

 

$33.1

-26.1%

 

-17.4%

Diluted EPS

$0.99

 

$1.08

$1.35

 

$1.33

-26.7%

 

-18.8%

(1) Results exclude items in reconciliation below.

Twelve Month Financial Highlights

($ in millions)

Fiscal 2021

 

Fiscal 2020

 

Change

GAAP

Adjusted (1)

GAAP

Adjusted (1)

GAAP

Adjusted (1)

Net sales

$609.0

 

 

$727.5

 

 

-16.3%

 

 

Gross margin

$234.1

 

$237.2

$289.1

 

$289.5

-19.0%

 

-18.1%

Gross margin %

38.4%

 

38.9%

39.7%

 

39.8%

 

 

 

Operating income

$111.5

 

$120.2

$156.8

 

$157.7

-28.9%

 

-23.7%

Operating income %

18.3%

 

19.7%

21.6%

 

21.7%

 

 

 

Net income

$89.6

 

$96.9

$126.0

 

$126.4

-28.9%

 

-23.3%

Diluted EPS

$3.58

 

$3.87

$5.06

 

$5.07

-29.2%

 

-23.7%

(1) Results exclude items in reconciliation below.

Dr. Michael J. Hartnett, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “I am pleased with our team’s performance during a fiscal year challenged by the global pandemic. Sequential sales improvements, combined with outstanding expense control and execution drove our highest level of cash flow in the fourth quarter. We are encouraged by the expansion of demand for our industrial products and opportunities within our robust platforms in aerospace. We enter fiscal 2022 with a healthy backlog and we remain well-positioned to continue executing at a high level as we benefit from a prolonged recovery.”

Fourth Quarter Results

Net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 were $160.3 million, a decrease of 13.7% from $185.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. Net sales for the aerospace markets decreased 28.6% while industrial market net sales increased 12.9%. Gross margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $62.5 million compared to $76.6 million for the same period last year. On an adjusted basis, gross margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $62.7 million compared to $76.7 million for the same period last year.

SG&A for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $27.4 million, a decrease of $3.6 million from $31.0 million for the same period last year. The decrease was primarily due to a reduction in personnel-related costs of $3.4 million and other costs of $0.5 million offset by $0.3 million of additional share-based stock compensation costs. As a percentage of net sales, SG&A was 17.1% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to 16.7% for the same period last year.

Other operating expenses for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 totaled $5.3 million compared to $2.1 million for the same period last year. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, other operating expenses consisted primarily of $2.5 million of amortization of intangible assets, $1.5 million of costs associated with a cyber event, $1.0 million of restructuring and consolidation costs, and $0.3 million of other charges. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, other operating expenses consisted primarily of $2.6 million of amortization of intangible assets, $0.8 million of restructuring costs and $0.1 million of other items offset by a $1.4 million gain on the sale of a surplus building.

Operating income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $29.7 million compared to $43.5 million for the same period last year. Adjusted operating income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $32.5 million compared to adjusted operating income of $43.0 million for the same period last year. Adjusted operating income as a percentage of net sales was 20.3% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to 23.1% for the same period last year.

Interest expense, net was $0.3 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to $0.4 million for the same period last year.

Income tax expense for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $4.7 million compared to $9.2 million for the same period last year. The effective income tax rate for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was 15.8% compared to 21.4% for the same period last year.

Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $25.0 million compared to $33.8 million for the same period last year. On an adjusted basis, net income was $27.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to $33.1 million for the same period last year.

Diluted EPS for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $0.99 per share compared to $1.35 per share for the same period last year. On an adjusted basis, diluted EPS was $1.08 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to $1.33 for the same period last year

Backlog as of April 3, 2021 was $394.8 million compared to $478.6 million as of March 28, 2020.

Liquidity

The Company ended fiscal 2021 with a strong cash balance and liquidity position. Cash and marketable securities at April 3, 2021 was $241.3 million compared to $103.3 million last year and the Company had approximately $262.3 million of undrawn revolving credit on its two bank facilities. The Company ended the year with total debt of $16.1 million and is in full compliance with all covenants under its credit agreements.

Outlook for the First Quarter Fiscal 2022

The Company expects net sales to be approximately $154.0 million to $158.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2022, compared to $156.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2021.

Live Webcast

RBC Bearings Incorporated will host a webcast at 11:00 a.m. ET today to discuss the quarterly results. To access the webcast, go to the investor relations portion of the Company’s website, www.rbcbearings.com, and click on the webcast icon. If you do not have access to the Internet and wish to listen to the call, dial 844-419-1755 (international callers dial 216-562-0468) and provide conference ID # 5974655. An audio replay of the call will be available from 1:00 p.m. ET May 21st, 2021 until 1:00 p.m. ET May 28th, 2021. The replay can be accessed by dialing 855-859-2056 (international callers dial 404-537-3406) and providing conference ID #5974655. Investors are advised to dial into the call at least ten minutes prior to the call to register.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to disclosing results of operations that are determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release also discloses non-GAAP results of operations that exclude certain items. These non-GAAP measures adjust for items that management believes are unusual. Management believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP measures provides useful information to investors regarding the Company’s results of operations, as these non-GAAP measures allow investors to better evaluate ongoing business performance. Investors should consider non-GAAP measures in addition to, not as a substitute for, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures disclosed in this press release with the most comparable GAAP measures are included in the financial table attached to this press release.

About RBC Bearings

RBC Bearings Incorporated is an international manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered precision bearings and components. Founded in 1919, the Company is primarily focused on producing highly technical or regulated bearing products and components requiring sophisticated design, testing and manufacturing capabilities for the diversified industrial, aerospace and defense markets. The Company is headquartered in Oxford, Connecticut.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release contain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including the following: the section of this press release entitled “Outlook”; any projections of earnings, revenue or other financial items relating to the Company, any statement of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning proposed future growth rates in the markets we serve; any statements of belief; any characterization of and the Company’s ability to control contingent liabilities; anticipated trends in the Company’s businesses; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Forward-looking statements may include the words “may,” “would,” “estimate,” “intend,” “continue,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” and other similar words. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Our future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and to inherent risks and uncertainties beyond the control of the Company. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties relating to general economic conditions, COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical factors, future levels of general industrial manufacturing activity, future financial performance, market acceptance of new or enhanced versions of the Company’s products, the pricing of raw materials, changes in the competitive environments in which the Company’s businesses operate, the outcome of pending or future litigation and governmental proceedings and approvals, estimated legal costs, increases in interest rates, tax legislation and changes, the Company’s ability to meet its debt obligations, the Company’s ability to acquire and integrate complementary businesses, and risks and uncertainties listed or disclosed in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the risks identified under the heading “Risk Factors” set forth in the Company’s most recent Annual Report filed on Form 10-K. The Company does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update or alter any forward-looking statements.

RBC Bearings Incorporated
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)
 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

April 3,

 

March 28,

 

April 3,

 

March 28,

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Net sales

$

160,295

 

$

185,843

 

$

608,984

 

$

727,461

 

Cost of sales

 

97,826

 

 

109,259

 

 

374,878

 

 

438,358

 

Gross margin

 

62,469

 

 

76,584

 

 

234,106

 

 

289,103

 

 
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative

 

27,409

 

 

30,985

 

 

106,000

 

 

122,565

 

Other, net

 

5,320

 

 

2,079

 

 

16,648

 

 

9,753

 

Total operating expenses

 

32,729

 

 

33,064

 

 

122,648

 

 

132,318

 

 
Operating income

 

29,740

 

 

43,520

 

 

111,458

 

 

156,785

 

 
Interest expense, net

 

335

 

 

399

 

 

1,430

 

 

1,885

 

Other non-operating expense (income)

 

(234

)

 

180

 

 

(31

)

 

761

 

Income before income taxes

 

29,639

 

 

42,941

 

 

110,059

 

 

154,139

 

Provision for income taxes

 

4,685

 

 

9,189

 

 

20,426

 

 

28,103

 

Net income

$

24,954

 

$

33,752

 

$

89,633

 

$

126,036

 

 
Net income per common share:
Basic

$

1.00

 

$

1.36

 

$

3.61

 

$

5.12

 

Diluted

$

0.99

 

$

1.35

 

$

3.58

 

$

5.06

 

 
Weighted average common shares:
Basic

 

24,948,546

 

 

24,745,009

 

 

24,851,344

 

 

24,632,637

 

Diluted

 

25,231,485

 

 

24,994,189

 

 

25,048,451

 

 

24,922,631

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

April 3,

 

March 28,

 

April 3,

 

March 28,

Reconciliation of Reported Gross Margin to Adjusted Gross Margin:

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Reported gross margin

$

62,469

 

$

76,584

 

$

234,106

 

$

289,103

 

Inventory purchase accounting adjustment

 

 

 

97

 

 

 

 

368

 

Restructuring and consolidation

 

242

 

 

 

 

3,071

 

 

 

Adjusted gross margin

$

62,711

 

$

76,681

 

$

237,177

 

$

289,471

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

April 3,

 

March 28,

 

April 3,

 

March 28,

Reconciliation of Reported Operating Income to Adjusted Operating Income:

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Reported operating income

$

29,740

 

$

43,520

 

$

111,458

 

$

156,785

 

Inventory purchase accounting adjustment

 

 

 

97

 

 

 

 

368

 

Net gain on sale of Houston building

 

 

 

(1,440

)

 

 

 

(1,440

)

Acquisition costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

901

 

Cyber event

 

1,507

 

 

 

 

1,507

 

 

 

Restructuring and consolidation

 

1,273

 

 

805

 

 

7,247

 

 

1,036

 

Adjusted operating income

$

32,520

 

$

42,982

 

$

120,212

 

$

157,650

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

Reconciliation of Reported Net Income and Net Income Per Common Share to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income Per Common Share:

April 3,

2021

 

March 28,

2020

 

April 3,

2021

 

March 28,

2020

Reported net income

$

24,954

 

$

33,752

 

$

89,633

 

$

126,036

 

Inventory purchase accounting adjustment (1)

 

 

 

76

 

 

 

 

303

 

Net gain on sale of Houston building (1)

 

 

 

(1,132

)

 

 

 

(1,132

)

Acquisition costs (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

769

 

Cyber event (1)

 

1,269

 

 

 

 

1,269

 

 

 

Restructuring and consolidation (1)

 

1,071

 

 

633

 

 

5,848

 

 

827

 

Foreign exchange translation loss (1)

 

(173

)

 

229

 

 

187

 

 

738

 

Discrete and other tax items credit (benefit)

 

254

 

 

(425

)

 

(49

)

 

(1,143

)

Adjusted net income

$

27,375

 

$

33,133

 

$

96,888

 

$

126,398

 

(1) After tax impact.
 
Adjusted net income per common share:
Basic

$

1.10

 

$

1.34

 

$

3.90

 

$

5.13

 

Diluted

$

1.08

 

$

1.33

 

$

3.87

 

$

5.07

 

 
Weighted average common shares:
Basic

 

24,948,546

 

 

24,745,009

 

 

24,851,344

 

 

24,632,637

 

Diluted

 

25,231,485

 

 

24,994,189

 

 

25,048,451

 

 

24,922,631

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

April 3,

 

March 28,

 

April 3,

 

March 28,

Segment Data, Net External Sales:

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Plain bearings segment

$

74,741

 

$

93,919

 

$

293,990

 

$

358,291

 

Roller bearings segment

 

24,770

 

 

31,369

 

 

91,657

 

 

132,642

 

Ball bearings segment

 

23,090

 

 

20,622

 

 

83,704

 

 

74,231

 

Engineered products segment

 

37,694

 

 

39,933

 

 

139,633

 

 

162,297

 

$

160,295

 

$

185,843

 

$

608,984

 

$

727,461

 

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

April 3,

 

March 28,

 

April 3,

 

March 28,

Selected Financial Data:

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Depreciation and amortization

$

7,932

 

$

8,145

 

$

32,744

 

$

31,420

 

 
Share-based stock compensation expense

 

5,457

 

 

5,154

 

 

21,299

 

 

20,150

 

 
Adjusted operating income plus depreciation/amortization plus share-based stock compensation expense

$

45,909

 

$

56,281

 

$

174,255

 

$

209,220

 

 
 
Cash provided by operating activities

$

41,867

 

$

44,426

 

$

152,453

 

$

155,621

 

 
Capital expenditures

$

2,963

 

$

9,735

 

$

11,772

 

$

37,297

 

 
Total debt

$

16,107

 

$

23,012

 

 
Cash and marketable securities

$

241,335

 

$

103,255

 

 
Repurchase of common stock

$

6,845

 

$

12,209

 

 
Backlog

$

394,773

 

$

478,582

 

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

April 3,

 

March 28,

 

April 3,

 

March 28,

Net External Sales by Channel (1)

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Aerospace:
Commercial – OEM

$

49,816

 

$

75,696

 

$

205,240

 

$

304,851

 

Commercial – Aftermarket/Distribution

 

12,234

 

 

18,972

 

 

49,537

 

 

70,870

 

Defense

 

23,251

 

 

24,729

 

 

98,304

 

 

93,525

 

 

85,301

 

 

119,397

 

 

353,081

 

 

469,246

 

Industrial:
OEM and Marine

 

50,542

 

 

43,902

 

 

173,377

 

 

172,510

 

Aftermarket/Distribution

 

24,452

 

 

22,544

 

 

82,526

 

 

85,705

 

 

74,994

 

 

66,446

 

 

255,903

 

 

258,215

 

 

$

160,295

 

$

185,843

 

$

608,984

 

$

727,461

 

 

(1) End markets are based on internal definitions and metrics considered by management when evaluating the performance of the business.

 

Contacts

RBC Bearings

Robert M. Sullivan

203-267-5014

rsullivan@rbcbearings.com

Alpha IR Group

Michael Cummings

617-461-1101

investors@rbcbearings.com

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