Unique Fabricating, Inc. (UFAB) SEC Filing 8-K Material Event for the period ending Thursday, March 24, 2022

Unique Fabricating, Inc.

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Unique Fabricating, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and
Full-Year 2021 Financial Results
Auburn Hills, MI – March 24, 2022 — Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSE American: UFAB), a leader in engineering and manufacturing multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components utilized in noise, vibration, and harshness management and air/water sealing applications for the transportation, appliance, medical, and consumer/off-road markets, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2021.
Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Net sales of $30.1 million compared to $35.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Net loss of $1.5 million or $0.13 per basic and diluted share compared to net loss of $82.0 thousand or $0.01 per basic and diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Net debt(1) decreased $1.9 million to $47.7 million as of December 31, 2021, from $49.6 million as of December 31, 2020; the 2020 amount includes the forgiven $6.0 million PPP loan.
Interest expense increased $0.1 million to $0.7 million compared to prior year of $0.6 million.
“The strengthened and realigned management team of Unique Fabricating continues to address the industry-wide issues impacting each of our markets with a comprehensive approach, designed to weather these challenges and position the Company well as more normal production levels return,” commented Doug Cain, Unique Fabricating’s Chief Executive Officer. “Central to this approach is our continued focus on remaining responsive and flexible in supporting our customers, including increasing capacity and, where possible, securing take over business opportunities. I am proud of how our team has responded by maintaining strong customer service and earning additional customer certifications, such as the prestigious Ford Q1, while winning new business in each of the markets we serve. As with many suppliers who have already communicated quarterly operating results, our operations were negatively impacted in the fourth quarter by the lower demand and increased costs of manufacturing inputs as well as ongoing shortages of certain raw materials and labor negatively impacting all levels of the supply chain. While we do expect continued challenges through 2022, related to the chip shortage and other well-documented factors, we are seeing improving supply chain availability and higher demand volumes albeit with increasing costs.”
“We are increasingly confident that we have established a solid foundation for profitable growth as conditions normalize,” added Mr. Cain. “Cost recovery initiatives have mitigated a portion of the market impact of higher input costs and we continue to review specific programs for targeted cost recovery. Our efforts to expand our addressable market by reaching new consumer goods customers, has helped us to diversify our revenue streams. The market shift to electric vehicles presents incremental opportunities for us, as EVs demand parts we manufacture to address noise, vibration, weight reduction, and climate control efficiency. We have been awarded parts on multiple new EVs, and we expect EV-related revenue to grow from approximately 5% in 2022 to 6% in 2023.”
Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Summary
Net sales for the fourth quarter were $30.1 million, down $4.9 million from $35.0 million in the fourth quarter last year due to the ongoing impact of supply shortages adversely affecting our customers’ production levels. Gross profit for the 2021 quarter was $3.0 million, or 9.8% of net sales, compared to $5.0 million, or 14.4% of net sales,

for the same period last year. The decrease in both gross profit and gross profit as a percentage of net sales reflects the inefficiencies of our current operating environment, including lower operating leverage because of lower sales volumes and higher manufacturing costs, partially offset by our cost recovery efforts.
Net loss of $1.5 million or $0.13 per basic and diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to net loss of $82.0 thousand or $0.01 per basic and diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2020. The net loss is the result of $4.9 million lower net sales in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the fourth quarter of 2020. Income tax benefit was $1.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to a tax benefit of $2.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Full-Year 2021 Financial Summary
Net sales for 2021 were $125.7 million compared to $120.2 million in 2020, a 4.5% increase. The increase in net sales in 2021 as compared to 2020 is primarily the result of new program launches and the Company’s cost recovery efforts to pass some cost increases to our customers through price increases, which more than offset the impact of the decrease in North American light vehicle production volumes in 2021 as compared to 2020. Gross profit was $16.7 million, or 13.3% of net sales for 2021, compared to $20.7 million, or 17.2% of net sales last year. The decrease in gross profit and gross profit margin is reflective of the operating inefficiencies resulting from customer release cancellations and reductions due to supply shortages affecting our customers and higher material, freight and labor costs, partially offset by the impact of our cost recovery efforts.
Net loss was $7.0 million or $0.67 per basic and diluted share in 2021 compared to a net loss of $5.7 million or $0.58 per basic and diluted share in 2020. Income tax benefit was $0.9 million for 2021 compared to an income tax benefit of $3.8 million for 2020.
Balance Sheet Summary
As of December 31, 2021, the Company had approximately $0.7 million in cash and cash equivalents, compared to December 31, 2020 when the Company had $0.8 million in cash and cash equivalents. Total debt outstanding as of December 31, 2021 was $48.4 million compared to $50.4 million as of December 31, 2020. Included in total debt at December 31, 2020 was the $6.0 million Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, which as previously reported was fully forgiven, including accrued interest, during 2021.
Going Concern Opinion
Unique Fabricating, Inc., pursuant to the disclosure requirements of the NYSE American Company Guidelines also announced that its audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021, included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission later today, will contain an audit opinion from its independent registered public accounting firm that includes an explanatory paragraph related to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. As previously reported, the Company entered into a Forbearance Agreement with its lenders, which as amended currently expires on May 30, 2022, and accordingly all debt has been classified as current as of the balance sheet date. The Company does not have sufficient cash and cash equivalents on hand or available liquidity to repay its debt or meet its obligations as they become due through twelve months from date of issuance of these consolidated financial statements. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plan and other information in regard to these matters are described in Note 1 to the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021, included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.
Results Conference Call
Unique Fabricating will host a conference call and live webcast to review the financial results and provide a corporate update today at 4:30 p.m. ET. To access the conference call, please dial +1 (888) 506-0062 (toll free) or +1 (973) 528-0011 and if requested, reference conference ID 241465. The conference call will also be webcast live on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at
Following the conclusion of the live call, a replay of the webcast will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website for at least 90 days. A telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available from 7 p.m. ET on March 24, 2022 until 11:59 p.m. ET on March 31, 2022 by dialing +1 (877) 481-4010 (United States) or +1 (919) 882-2331 (international) and using the passcode 44873.
About Unique Fabricating, Inc.
Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSE American: UFAB) engineers and manufactures components for customers in the transportation, appliance, medical, and consumer/off-road markets. The Company’s solutions are comprised of

multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components and utilized in noise, vibration and harshness (“NVH”) management, acoustical management, water and air sealing, decorative and other functional applications. Unique leverages proprietary manufacturing processes, including die cutting, thermoforming, compression molding, fusion molding, and reaction injection molding to manufacture a wide range of products including air management products, heating ventilating and air conditioning (“HVAC”), seals, engine covers, fender stuffers, air ducts, acoustical insulation, door water shields, gas tank pads, light gaskets, topper pads, mirror gaskets, glove box liners, personal protection equipment, and packaging. The Company is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. For more information, visit
About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We present Net Debt, a non-GAAP financial measure, in this press release to provide a supplemental measure of our financial position. We believe that Net Debt is a useful measure of the Company's liquidity position and progress toward reducing leverage. The calculation is limited in that the company may not always be able to use cash to repay debt.
The Third Amendment to Forbearance Agreement suspended the Minimum Consolidated EBITDA Covenant for the remainder of the forbearance period. We are continuing to disclose the reconciliation of net income, as reported, to Consolidated EBITDA, as defined in our Credit Agreement, as amended and subject to the Forbearance Agreement, as amended, to keep the reader informed on how our performance measures against previously required covenants. Consolidated EBITDA, as defined in our Credit Agreement, is defined as earnings before interest expense, income tax expense (benefit), depreciation and amortization expenses, non-cash stock compensation expenses, restructuring expenses, goodwill impairment charges, severance costs, and forbearance agreement fees. There may be additional adjustments allowed and there are dollar limitations on certain adjustments and add backs, please refer to our Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, as amended and forbore, for a complete understanding of all adjustments and add backs allowed to Consolidated EBITDA as well as our financial covenants. Certain of the allowable adjustments and add backs to Consolidated EBITDA are recurring in nature and cash expenses, which we believe limits the usefulness of Consolidated EBITDA as a measurement of the Company’s performance.
These non-GAAP financial measures may have limitations as analytical tools, and these measures should not be considered in isolation as a substitute for analysis of Unique Fabricating's results as reported under GAAP.
Safe Harbor Statement
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or to future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause the Company's or the Company's industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements including statements relating to the Company’s results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year of 2021 to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by this press release. Words such as “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “anticipate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “believes,” “estimates,” “outlook,” and similar expressions are used to identify these forward looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, our expectations about net sales, and adjusted diluted earnings per share. All such forward-looking statements are based on management’s present expectations and are subject to certain factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, outcome of events, timing and performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in particular the Section entitled “Risk Factors”, including that there is doubt as to the Company’s continuing as a going concern as well as any updates to those risk factors filed from time to time in our periodic and current reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Unique Fabricating does not intend to update this information, unless required by law. Reference to the Company’s website above does not constitute incorporation of any of the information thereon into this press release.
(1)Net debt, a non-GAAP financial measure, is defined as debt minus cash and cash equivalents. Please refer to the Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial measures included in the tables included with this press release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

(Unaudited – dollars in thousands)

  December 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Current assets:  
Cash and cash equivalents$742 $760 
Accounts receivable, net23,469 23,759 
Inventories, net13,770 11,951 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets:
Prepaid expenses and other3,270 5,643 
Refundable taxes3,738 4,027 
Total current assets44,989 46,140 
Property, plant, and equipment, net22,567 22,383 
Goodwill16,996 22,111 
Intangible assets5,161 7,605 
Other assets:
Operating leases9,776 10,415 
Investments, at cost1,054 1,054 
Deposits and other assets755 579 
Deferred tax asset2,379 893 
Total assets$103,677 $111,180 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity  
Current Liabilities:  
Accounts payable$10,056 $10,892 
Current maturities of long-term debt28,884 35,864 
Revolver, current maturities19,541 11,494 
Income taxes payable303 204 
Accrued compensation1,149 792 
Other accrued liabilities3,478 4,551 
Total current liabilities63,411 63,797 
Long-term debt, net of current portion— 2,999 
Other long-term liabilities:
Other long term liabilities9,139 10,519 
Total liabilities72,550 77,315 
Total stockholders’ equity31,127 33,865 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$103,677 $111,180 

(Unaudited – dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
Net Sales$30,066 $35,028 $125,669 $120,214 
Cost of Sales27,105 29,997 108,950 99,543 
Gross Profit2,961 5,031 16,719 20,671 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses4,930 6,876 22,566 25,484 
Impairment— — 5,115 — 
Restructuring expenses— 37 — 1,230 
Operating loss(1,969)(1,882)(10,962)(6,043)
Other income (expense)  
Other, net73 131 6,153 157 
Interest expense(701)(608)(3,006)(3,608)
Other income (expense), net(628)(477)3,147 (3,451)
Loss before income tax benefit(2,597)(2,359)(7,815)(9,494)
Income tax benefit(1,068)(2,277)(852)(3,784)
Net loss$(1,529)$(82)$(6,963)$(5,710)
Net loss per share  

(Unaudited – dollars in thousands)

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:    
Net loss$(6,963)$(5,710)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:    
Impairment of goodwill5,115 — 
Gain on forgiveness of debt(6,000)— 
Depreciation and amortization5,599 7,085 
Amortization of debt issuance costs214 189 
Loss (gain) on sale of assets(12)464 
Bad debt adjustment(307)740 
Loss (gain) on derivative instrument(625)329 
Stock option expense388 115 
Accrued in-kind interest on long term debt121 — 
Deferred income taxes(1,486)(1,539)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities that provided (used) cash:    
Accounts receivable597 202 
Prepaid expenses and other assets2,486 (6,864)
Accounts payable(25)1,236 
Other assets and liabilities, net(935)1,287 
Net cash used in operating activities(3,652)(1,370)
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:    
Capital expenditures(3,429)(2,425)
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment100 889 
Net cash used in investing activities(3,329)(1,536)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:    
Net change in bank overdraft(811)332 
Payments on term loans and capital expenditure line(4,200)(3,161)
Payments on revolving credit facilities(42,055)(29,576)
Proceeds from revolving credit facilities49,985 29,573 
Debt issuance costs— (151)
Proceeds from PPP Note— 5,999 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock and warrants4,044 — 
Net cash provided by financing activities6,963 3,016 
Cash and cash equivalents:
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(18)110 
Cash and cash equivalents – beginning of period760 650 
Cash and cash equivalents – end of period$742 $760 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:    
Cash paid for interest$3,289 $2,732 
Cash paid for income taxes$628 $52 

(Unaudited – dollars in thousands)


The following is a reconciliation of net income, as reported, which is a U.S. GAAP measure of our operating results, to Consolidated EBITDA, as defined in our Credit Agreement, a non-GAAP measure:
Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2021
Net loss$(6,963)
Interest expense, net3,006 
Income tax benefit(852)
Depreciation and amortization5,599 
Non-cash stock awards388 
Non-recurring expenses (a)
Impairment of goodwill5,115 
Severance costs (b)
Gain on extinguishment of debt(6,072)
Forbearance agreement fees (c)
Consolidated EBITDA, as defined$1,360 
(a)    Represents any other non-recurring, non-cash gains during such period, including without limitation, (i) gains from the sale or exchange of assets other than in the ordinary course of business, and (ii) gains from early extinguishment of Indebtedness or Hedging Agreements
(b) Represents costs incurred with respect to employee severance payments made to terminated employees of US Borrower in aggregate amount not to exceed Four Hundred Fifty Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($450,000) during US Borrower’s 2021 fiscal year and the two-month period ending February 28, 2022
(c)    Represents costs and expenses incurred in connection with the Forbearance Agreement, the First Amendment to Forbearance Agreement, Second Amendment to Forbearance Agreement, and risk mitigation costs in an aggregate amount not to exceed $1,000,000, including the Lenders’ and Agent’s legal fees and the Financial Advisor’s fees


December 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Current maturities of long-term debt$28,884 $35,864 
Revolver, current maturities19,541 11,494 
Long-term debt, net of current portion— 2,999 
Debt48,425 50,357 
Less: Cash and cash equivalents742 760 
Net debt$47,683 $49,597 

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Ticker: UFAB
CIK: 1617669
Form Type: 8-K Corporate News
Accession Number: 0001617669-22-000019
Submitted to the SEC: Thu Mar 24 2022 4:09:28 PM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Thu Mar 24 2022
Period: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Industry: Motor Vehicle Parts And Accessories
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