Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 2

 

 

 

 

 

8503 Hilltop Drive, Ooltewah, TN 37363
Telephone 423.238.4171

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:

Miller Industries, Inc.

 

 

Debbie Whitmire, Chief Financial Officer
(423) 238-4171

 

 

Frank Madonia, General Counsel
(423) 238-4171

 

 

FTI Consulting, Inc.

 

 

Investor Contact: Mark Barbalato
(212) 850-5707

 

MILLER INDUSTRIES REPORTS 2019 SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

 

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., August 7, 2019/PRNewswire/ -- Miller Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MLR) (the "Company") today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

 

For the second quarter of 2019, net sales were $222.3 million, an increase of 25.7%, compared to $176.9 million for the second quarter of 2018. Net income in the second quarter of 2019 was $10.7 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, an increase of 40.6%, compared to net income of $7.6 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, in the prior year period.

 

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2019 was $25.2 million, or 11.3% of net sales, compared to $21.3 million, or 12.0% of net sales, for the second quarter of 2018. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $11.0 million, or 4.9% of net sales, compared to $9.7 million, or 5.5% of net sales, in the prior year period.

 

For the six months  ended June 30, 2019, net sales were $419.6 million, an increase of 24.9% compared to $336.0 million in the prior year period. The Company reported net income of $19.3 million, or $1.70 per diluted share for the first six months of 2019, an increase of 35.6% compared to net income of $14.3 million, or $1.25 per diluted share for the first six months of 2018.

 

The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per share, payable September 16, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 9, 2019.

 

Jeffrey I. Badgley, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company stated, “Our performance in the second quarter continued to be very strong, with year-over-year revenue growth of 25.7%, reflecting our response to strong demand in our domestic and international markets. Gross profit and net income grew 18.5% and 40.6%, respectively, driven by strong demand across our product portfolio. Additionally, we continued to capitalize on our cost control, resulting in a 60 basis point contraction in our SG&A expense as a percentage of net sales.”

 

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MILLER INDUSTRIES REPORTS 2019 SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

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Mr. Badgley concluded, “Investing in our business to streamline operations to drive best-in-class customer service and meet demand remains a top priority for our company. Our outlook remains positive moving into the third quarter, as economic conditions continue to be strong. Further, as we enter the back half of 2019, we will stay focused on generating revenue, executing on cost reduction, and continuing our strategic deployment of capital.”

 

In conjunction with this release, the Company will host a conference call, which will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet. Management will host the call, which is scheduled for tomorrow, August 8, 2019, at 10:00 AM ET. Listeners can access the conference call live and archived over the Internet through a link at:

 

https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1034/31304

 

Please allow 15 minutes prior to the call to visit the site, download, and install any necessary audio software. A replay of this call will be available approximately one hour after the live call ends through August 15, 2019. The replay number is 1-844-512-2921, Passcode 8531678.

 

Miller Industries is The World's Largest Manufacturer of Towing and Recovery Equipment®, and markets its towing and recovery equipment under a number of well-recognized brands, including Century®, Vulcan®, Chevron™, Holmes®, Challenger®, Champion®, Jige™, Boniface™, Titan® and Eagle®.

 

 

 

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MILLER INDUSTRIES REPORTS 2019 SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

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Certain statements in this news release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “continue,” “future,” “potential,” “believe,” “project,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “estimate,” “predict,” “expect,” “anticipate” and similar expressions, or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements also include the assumptions underlying or relating to any of the foregoing statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on our management’s beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, our management. Our actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements due to, among other things: the cyclical nature of our industry and changes in consumer confidence; economic and market conditions; our customers’ access to capital and credit to fund purchases; our dependence upon outside suppliers for our raw materials, including aluminum, steel, petroleum-related products and other purchased component parts; changes in price (including as a result of the imposition of tariffs) of aluminum, steel, petroleum-related products and other purchased component parts; delays in receiving supplies of such materials or parts; operational challenges caused by our increased sales volumes; changes in fuel and other transportation costs, insurance costs and weather conditions; changes in government regulation; various political, economic and other uncertainties relating to our international operations, including restrictive taxation and foreign currency fluctuation; failure to comply with domestic and foreign anti-corruption laws; special risks from our sales to U.S. and other governmental entities through prime contractors; our ability to secure new military orders; competition and our ability to attract or retain customers; our ability to develop or acquire proprietary products and technology; assertions against us relating to intellectual property rights; problems hiring or retaining skilled labor; a disruption in, or breach in security of, our information technology systems or any violation of data protection laws; changes in the tax regimes and related government policies and regulations in the countries in which we operate; the effects of regulations relating to conflict minerals; the catastrophic loss of one of our manufacturing facilities; environmental and health and safety liabilities and requirements; loss of the services of our key executives; product warranty or product liability claims in excess of our insurance coverage; potential recalls of components or parts manufactured for us by suppliers or potential recalls of defective products; an inability to acquire insurance at commercially reasonable rates; and those other risks referenced herein, and those risks discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those risks discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, which discussion is incorporated herein by this reference. Such factors are not exclusive. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by, or on behalf of, our company.

 

 

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Miller Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30

 

 

June 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%  

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

Change

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

Change

NET SALES

$

222,346

 

$

176,888

 

25.7%

 

$

419,559

 

$

336,048

 

24.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COSTS OF OPERATIONS

 

197,133

 

 

155,609

 

26.7%

 

 

371,749

 

 

296,342

 

25.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROSS PROFIT

 

25,213

 

 

21,279

 

18.5%

 

 

47,810

 

 

39,706

 

20.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATING EXPENSES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

 

10,968

 

 

9,678

 

13.3%

 

 

21,183

 

 

19,267

 

9.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-OPERATING (INCOME) EXPENSES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest Expense, Net

 

721

 

 

484

 

49.0%

 

 

1,389

 

 

904

 

53.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other (Income) Expense, Net

 

57

 

 

627

 

-90.9%

 

 

311

 

 

(288)

 

-208.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Expense, Net

 

11,746

 

 

10,789

 

8.9%

 

 

22,883

 

 

19,883

 

15.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

 

13,467

 

 

10,490

 

28.4%

 

 

24,927

 

 

19,823

 

25.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME TAX PROVISION

 

2,784

 

 

2,890

 

-3.7%

 

 

5,584

 

 

5,553

 

0.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME

$

10,683

 

$

7,600

 

40.6%

 

$

19,343

 

$

14,270

 

35.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASIC INCOME PER COMMON SHARE

$

0.94

 

$

0.67

 

40.3%

 

$

1.70

 

$

1.25

 

36.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DILUTED INCOME PER COMMON SHARE

$

0.94

 

$

0.67

 

40.3%

 

$

1.70

 

$

1.25

 

36.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER COMMON SHARE

$

0.18

 

$

0.18

 

0.0%

 

$

0.36

 

$

0.36

 

0.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

11,400

 

 

11,384

 

0.1%

 

 

11,400

 

 

11,384

 

0.1%

Diluted

 

11,400

 

 

11,393

 

0.1%

 

 

11,400

 

 

11,393

 

0.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miller Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 

 

 

December 31, 

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and temporary investments

$

27,236

 

$

27,037

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,208 and $1,112 at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively

 

197,760

 

 

149,142

Inventories, net

 

90,973

 

 

93,767

Prepaid expenses

 

5,884

 

 

3,272

Total current assets

 

321,853

 

 

273,218

NONCURRENT ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

87,004

 

 

82,850

Right-of-use assets - operating leases

 

1,547

 

 

 —

Goodwill

 

11,619

 

 

11,619

Other assets

 

527

 

 

497

TOTAL ASSETS

$

422,550

 

$

368,184

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

129,449

 

$

98,220

Accrued liabilities

 

26,763

 

 

24,863

Current portion of operating lease obligation

 

362

 

 

 —

Current portion of finance lease obligation

 

21

 

 

20

Long-term obligations due within one year

 

479

 

 

285

Total current liabilities

 

157,074

 

 

123,388

NONCURRENT LIABILITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term obligations

 

20,079

 

 

15,475

Noncurrent portion of operating lease obligation

 

1,182

 

 

 —

Noncurrent portion of finance lease obligation

 

47

 

 

58

Deferred income tax liabilities

 

1,864

 

 

1,700

Total liabilities

 

180,246

 

 

140,621

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized, none issued or outstanding

 

 —

 

 

 —

Common stock, $0.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized, 11,400,102 and 11,394,546, outstanding at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively

 

114

 

 

114

Additional paid-in capital

 

151,055

 

 

150,905

Accumulated surplus

 

96,598

 

 

81,354

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(5,463)

 

 

(4,810)

Total shareholders' equity

 

242,304

 

 

227,563

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

422,550

 

$

368,184

 

 

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