Sioux Falls, S.D. (August 25, 2021) — Raven Industries, Inc. (the Company; NASDAQ:RAVN) today reported financial results for the second quarter that ended July 31, 2021.
Second Quarter Fiscal 2022 Noteworthy Items
- Company entered into an agreement to be acquired by CNH Industrial N.V. in an all-cash transaction that values the Company at approximately $2.1 billion, or $58.00 per share;
- Consolidated net sales were $114.4 million, an increase of 34.3 percent versus the prior year;
- Company reported diluted earnings per share of $0.19, an increase of 18.8 percent versus the prior year;
- Second quarter results included $4.9 million pre-tax and $3.8 million after-tax of acquisition related expenses, or $0.10 per diluted share;
- Company invested $5.2 million pre-tax and $4.1 million after-tax to advance Raven Autonomy™, or $0.11 per diluted share;
- Net sales in Applied Technology increased 25.6 percent versus the prior year, driven by growth in both the OEM and aftermarket channels;
- Engineered Films' net sales increased 57.5 percent versus the prior year as the division's end-markets continued their recovery from the adverse effects of the global pandemic, leading to year-over-year growth across all end-markets;
- Aerostar delivered year-over-year growth within its core stratospheric and radar products, offset by the conclusion of Loon activity and timing of aerostat sales;
- Aerostar acquired intellectual property and patents directly related to stratospheric balloon technology, augmenting its capabilities in autonomous constellations of high-altitude balloons.
Second Quarter Results
Consolidated net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 were $114.4 million, up 34.3 percent versus the second quarter of fiscal 2021. The year-over-year growth was driven by increased sales in both Applied Technology and Engineered Films. In Applied Technology, demand for its precision ag technology remained robust, leading to strong year-over-year growth despite global supply chain constraints. In Engineered Films, the division experienced growth across all end-markets, led by construction, agriculture and geomembrane (including the energy sub-market), as market conditions continued to improve throughout the quarter. Aerostar's growth in core stratospheric and radar platforms was offset by the conclusion of Loon activity and a decrease in aerostat sales due to timing of contracts.
Consolidated operating income for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 was $8.3 million, versus operating income of $6.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2021. Included in the results for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 was $5.2 million of investment in research and development and selling expenses to advance Raven Autonomy™, compared to $4.0 million in the prior year. The second quarter of fiscal 2022 results also included $4.9 million of expenses associated with the proposed acquisition by CNH Industrial N.V. The Company generated significant year-over-year operating income growth within its core businesses driven by increased sales volume and corresponding operating leverage.
Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 was $6.9 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to $5.8 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, in last year's second quarter. The Company's strategic investment in Raven Autonomy™ reduced net income attributable to Raven by $4.1 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to $3.1 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in the prior year. Expenses related to the proposed acquisition by CNH Industrial reduced net income attributable to Raven by $3.8 million, or $0.10 per diluted share in the current year's second quarter.
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
At the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2022, cash and cash equivalents totaled $13.1 million, decreasing $4.7 million versus the previous quarter. The sequential decrease in cash was driven by an increase in working capital needs as the Company fulfills substantial demand in Applied Technology and Engineered Films. Total liquidity3 at the end of the second quarter totaled $113.1 million.
Applied Technology Division
Net sales for Applied Technology in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 were $44.6 million, increasing $9.1 million or 25.6 percent versus the second quarter of the prior year. Demand across the division's product portfolio remained very strong in the second quarter as favorable ag market conditions continued. These market conditions, combined with the division's industry-leading technology portfolio, led to year-over-year revenue growth in both the OEM and aftermarket channels.
Division operating income in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 was $8.5 million, up $2.0 million or 30.6 percent versus the second quarter of fiscal 2021. Included in the results was investment in research and development and selling expenses to advance Raven Autonomy™ of $5.2 million on a pre-tax basis, an increase of $1.2 million versus the prior year. Division operating income in the second quarter was adversely impacted by increased input costs associated with challenging supply chain conditions and material shortages.
Engineered Films Division
Net sales for Engineered Films in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 were $57.1 million, up $20.8 million or 57.5 percent year-over-year. The division generated year-over-year sales growth across all end-markets led by construction, agriculture and geomembrane (including the energy sub-market). The year-over-year growth was driven by improved market conditions as the global economy continued its recovery from the prior year along with intentional pricing actions implemented to offset rising input costs.
Division operating income in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 was $12.4 million, up $7.9 million or 176.8 percent versus the second quarter of fiscal 2021. The year-over-year increase was driven by higher sales volume and corresponding positive operating leverage.
Net sales for Aerostar in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 were $12.8 million, down $0.7 million or 5.0 percent versus the second quarter of fiscal 2021. The division generated strong year-over-year revenue growth for defense related stratospheric balloon systems as it conducted multiple successful flight campaigns for Department of Defense customers. This growth in stratospheric balloon systems was offset by the conclusion of Loon activity announced in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 and a decrease in aerostat revenue due to timing of government contracts.
Division operating income was $2.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2022, up $0.2 million versus the second quarter of fiscal 2021. The year-over-year improvement in operating income was driven by product mix and cost control measures.
Raven Industries Acquisition by CNH Industrial
On June 20, 2021, the Company entered into a merger agreement with CNH Industrial N.V. Under the terms of the agreement, CNH Industrial will acquire 100% of the capital stock of Raven Industries, Inc. for $58.00 per share, representing a $2.1 billion enterprise value. Closing is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of calendar 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including approval of Raven shareholders and receipt of regulatory approvals.
"Our Board and management team is excited about the partnership with CNH Industrial," said Dan Rykhus, President and CEO. "This partnership will further accelerate our ability to advance ag technology while also maximizing shareholder value. The process of completing the transaction is going well, and we remain on track to close during the fourth quarter of the current year."
"I am very proud of our performance in the first half of fiscal 2022. Our team in Applied Technology has done an outstanding job navigating significant supply chain challenges to drive year-over-year revenue growth both domestically and internationally through our OEM and aftermarket channels. In addition, we have taken key steps in our Raven Autonomy™ strategy through advancing the technology and commercializing the initial use case of the OMNiDRIVE™ solution. In Engineered Films, volatility in resin pricing has created challenges, but we have executed extremely well in capitalizing on the economic rebound to drive substantial revenue growth across all of our end-markets. In Aerostar, we successfully executed multiple flight campaigns for our Department of Defense customers as we continue to showcase the capabilities of our industry-leading technology," concluded Rykhus.
Per normal practices, the Company will not be hosting a conference call in connection with quarterly earnings.
The information presented in this earnings release regarding consolidated and segment earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA), do not conform to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and should not be construed as an alternative to the reported results determined in accordance with GAAP. Additionally, management has included this non-GAAP information to assist in understanding the operating performance of the Company and its operating segments as well as the comparability of results. The non-GAAP information provided may not be consistent with the methodologies used by other companies. All non-GAAP information is reconciled with reported GAAP results in the tables below.
About Raven Industries, Inc.
Raven Industries (NASDAQ: RAVN) provides innovative, high-value products and systems that solve great challenges throughout the world. Raven is a leader in precision agriculture, high-performance specialty films, and aerospace and defense solutions, and the Company's groundbreaking work in autonomous systems is unlocking new possibilities in areas like farming, national defense, and scientific research. Since 1956, Raven has designed, produced, and delivered exceptional solutions, earning the Company a reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance, and unmatched service. For more information, visit http://ravenind.com.
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Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions when made, there is no assurance that such assumptions are correct or that these expectations will be achieved. Assumptions involve important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect results in the future. This includes the risk of the occurrence of any event, change, or other circumstance that could delay or prevent closing of the proposed transaction, or the merger, or give rise to the termination of the Agreement and Plan of Merger between the Company and CNH Industrial N.V. In addition, other risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those relating to weather conditions, which could affect sales and profitability in some of the Company's primary markets, such as agriculture and construction and oil and gas drilling; or changes in raw material availability, commodity prices, competition, technology or relationships with the Company's largest customers, risks and uncertainties relating to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, development of new technologies to satisfy customer requirements, possible development of competitive technologies, ability to scale production of new products without negatively impacting quality and cost, risks of operating in foreign markets, risks relating to acquisitions, including risks of integration or unanticipated liabilities or contingencies, and ability to finance investment and net working capital needs for new development projects, any of which could adversely impact any of the Company's product lines, risks of litigation, as well as other risks described in Item 1A., Risk Factors, of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021. The foregoing list is not exhaustive and the Company disclaims any obligation to subsequently revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements. Past financial performance may not be a reliable indicator of future performance and historical trends should not be used to anticipate results or trends in future periods.
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