Valmont Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results


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OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure development and irrigation equipment and services for agriculture, today reported third quarter 2018 results.

Third Quarter 2018 Financial Summary



GAAP


Adjusted1


9/29/2018

9/30/2017

vs.


9/29/2018

9/30/2017

vs.  


Q3 2018

Q3 2017

Q3 2017


Q3 2018

Q3 2017

Q3 2017

Revenue

$678,692

$680,779

down 0.3%


$678,692

$680,779

down 0.3%

Operating Income

$38,360

$60,090

down 36.2%


$63,242

$60,090

up 5.2%

  Operating Income as a % of Net Sales

5.7%

8.8%



9.3%

8.8%


Net Earnings

$4,448

$35,208

down 87.5%


$40,728

$35,208

up 15.6%









Diluted Earnings Per Share

$0.20

$1.55

down 87.1%


$1.82

$1.55

up 17.4%

Average Shares Outstanding

22,352

22,751



22,352

22,751


Third Quarter 2018 Highlights

  • Revenue of $678.7 million was down slightly compared to last year, as revenue gains in the Engineered Support Structures, Utility Support Structures and Coatings segments were offset by lower sales in Irrigation and unfavorable currency impacts of $12.6 million (1.9% of sales)
    • North America Irrigation sales growth was driven by higher volumes and recent acquisitions, supported by increased sales of advanced, integrated technology solutions, offset by extended project timeframes and lower revenues in Brazil, which led to lower sales in international markets
    • Excluding 2017 grinding media revenue of $19.8 million, third-quarter revenue from continuing operations grew 2.7%
  • GAAP operating income was 5.7% of sales. Adjusted operating income1 of 9.3% improved 40 bps compared to 2017, driven by favorable results in the Engineered Support Structures and Irrigation segments
  • GAAP EPS of $0.20 includes the following pre-tax expenses: a non-cash goodwill impairment charge ($0.71), debt refinancing costs ($0.66), restructuring expenses ($0.28), and costs related to M&A activity ($0.13); adjusted EPS1 of $1.82 increased 17.4% over last year; currency translation unfavorably impacted EPS by $0.04
  • Deployed capital totaling $116.0 million for three acquisitions - two in the Utility Support Structures segment, and one in the Engineered Support Structures segment, advancing addressable market growth strategies communicated at the Company's Investor Day 
  • Repurchased 309,200 shares of stock for $42.9 million, at an average price of $138.81 per share
  • Completed the previously-announced redemption of 6.625% Senior Notes due in 2020, resulting in a pre-tax charge of $14.8 million ($11.0 million after-tax, or $0.49 cents per share)
  • Updating 2018 revenue guidance to a range of $2.75 - $2.80 billion, and adjusted EPS1 guidance to a range of $7.50 - $7.65, to reflect anticipated incremental LIFO expense and unfavorable currency impacts

"Our emphasis on pricing actions and operational improvements positioned us well to achieve good operating profit growth this quarter, despite an inflationary environment and enacted tariffs," said Stephen G. Kaniewski, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Consistent with our focus on capital deployment, we completed three acquisitions that advance our growth strategy into adjacent markets, and repurchased $43 million of shares in the third quarter. We believe the actions we've taken this year to optimize our operational footprint and supply chain should leave us well-positioned by year-end 2018 to further execute on our addressable market growth strategy."

Third Quarter 2018 Segment Review

Infrastructure

Engineered Support Structures Segment (37% of Sales)
Poles, towers and components for the global lighting, traffic and wireless communication markets, engineered access systems, integrated structure solutions for smart cities, and highway safety products

Sales of $251.5 million were 2.1% higher than the prior year. Sales growth was driven by solid volume in the North America transportation market, offset by significantly lower volume for wireless communication structures in China, and unfavorable currency translation impact. Sales of Access Systems products were slightly below last year.  

Higher sales of lighting and traffic products were led by solid transportation demand in North America, as states continue to enact legislation to fund infrastructure growth. Pricing actions taken earlier in the year also contributed to revenue growth. Sales of transportation structures in Europe were higher, as general market conditions continue to stabilize, supported by government infrastructure funding. In the Asia Pacific region, sales of highway safety products approximated last year, supported by government investments in road safety.  

Sales of wireless communication products and components were lower compared to last year. A temporary pause in spending due to carriers focusing on 5G site preparation, and uncertainty of pending regulations on fee limits, muted demand. In the Asia Pacific region, demand was significantly lower from reduced spending by the largest wireless carrier in China and a decrease in export projects.

Operating income was $16.5 million, or 6.6% of sales ($22.8 million, or 9.1% adjusted1) compared to $17.0 million or 6.9% of sales last year. Pricing actions to recover higher steel costs, and improved factory leverage in North America contributed to margin improvement, offset by lower volumes in China.

During the quarter, the Company acquired full control of Walpar, LLC, an industry-leading manufacturer of overhead sign structures for the North America transportation market. The acquisition drives adjacent market growth that supports intelligent transportation systems and smart city initiatives.

Utility Support Structures Segment (32% of Sales)
Steel and concrete structures for global utility transmission, distribution and generation applications, renewable energy generation equipment, and inspection services

Sales of $218.3 million increased 6.6% compared to last year. In North America, pricing to recover steel cost increases was partially offset by a less favorable product mix driven by continued market demand for smaller structures. Sales of offshore wind products in Northern Europe decreased nearly 10% from 2017 levels, due to a challenging competitive market environment.

Operating income was $2.1 million, or 1.0% of sales ($20.0 million, or 9.2% adjusted1) compared to $22.8 million or 11.2% of sales last year. Profitability was lower due to factory inefficiencies caused by a less favorable product mix. Results were also unfavorably impacted by significant underperformance in the offshore wind business. Non-cash goodwill impairment charges of $15.8 million were incurred during the quarter, and further outlined in the "Non-Cash Goodwill Impairment Charge" section later in the release.  

During the quarter, the Company acquired the operational assets of Derit Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., a manufacturing facility located in Vadodara, India, with capabilities to produce steel lattice structures for the utility and wireless communication markets. The Company also acquired a 75% majority stake in Convert Italia, SpA, a designer and provider of single-axis engineered solar tracker solutions. Both acquisitions drive sustainable global growth and strengthen the Company's market position.

Coatings Segment (13% of Sales)
Global galvanizing, painting and anodizing services to preserve and protect metal products

Global sales of $90.4 million were 9.5% higher than last year. In North America, pricing to recover zinc cost increases and strong industrial demand, drove higher sales. In the Asia Pacific region, higher volumes in Australia led by firm industrial demand and improved market conditions, contributed to sales growth.

Operating income of $14.4 million, or 15.9% of sales, was in line with last year's results. Price recovery of higher zinc costs and improved operating leverage, were offset by higher SG&A expense and unfavorable currency translation.

During the quarter, the Company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CSP Coatings Systems of Auckland, New Zealand, to further strengthen the Company's Asia-Pacific market position. The transaction was completed on October 18, 2018, funded with cash on hand.

Agriculture

Irrigation Segment (21% of Sales)
Agricultural irrigation equipment, parts, services and tubular products, water management solutions, and technology for precision agriculture

Global sales of $140.2 million were 4.9% below last year. Sales grew in North America, while sales in international markets were lower.

North America revenues increased more than 16%, despite continued market uncertainty from tariffs and trade policies, and low net farm income levels. Sales from Torrent Engineering, acquired earlier this year, contributed to favorable comparisons. The Company's strategy to drive adoption of its advanced technology products and services also led to higher sales, including the recent North American expansion of its Valley SchedulingTM advanced irrigation management solution.

International sales were down 23% compared to last year, due to lower volumes in emerging markets and unfavorable currency translation impacts. Excluding currency effects, sales were down 17%. While market demand in Brazil remains strong, extended approvals for government-sponsored financing programs and uncertainty of current political outcomes, also negatively impacted sales in that region.  

Operating income was higher at $21.3 million, or 15.2% of sales, compared to $18.2 million, or 12.4% of sales in 2017. Successful price recovery of steel cost inflation and improved pricing actions, were partially offset by decreased operating leverage and currency impacts.

Operations Transformation Update

The Company continued execution of its operations transformation strategy during the quarter, primarily in China. The Engineered Support Structures manufacturing facility located in the Shandong province was closed, and the consolidation of three Access Systems facilities into a single location in the Shanghai province was completed. Pre-tax restructuring expenses for the quarter were $6.3 million, $1.4 million of which were non-cash asset impairments. 

Additional evaluations of local market conditions, and the closure of the Shandong facility have led to an increase in anticipated full-year 2018 restructuring expenses from the previously communicated $20.0 million, to a new estimate of $27.0 million ($19.0 million cash and $8.0 million non-cash). $8.0 million of anticipated savings is expected to be realized in 2018, and is included in 2018 EPS guidance. An additional $8.0 million is expected to be recovered in 2019, with the balance to be recovered thereafter. Separately, the Company is also assessing options to address near-term challenges in the wind energy market.

Non-Cash Goodwill Impairment Charge

The Company previously highlighted significant, adverse challenges in the wind energy market in Northern Europe. A lack of protective tariffs led to an extremely competitive environment in that region. During the third quarter, the Company performed its annual impairment test of goodwill. Lower, near-term financial projections resulted in the estimated fair value of the offshore and other complex steel structures reporting unit, to be below the Company's investment in this business. As a result, impairments of $15.8 million were recorded, which represents all of the goodwill and a portion of the Valmont SM tradename.  

2018 Outlook

The Company's updated 2018 guidance is as follows.


2018 Prior Guidance

2018 Revised Guidance

GAAP Diluted EPS2

$6.12 - 6.22

$4.95 - $5.10

Adjusted Diluted EPS1

$7.55 - $7.65

$7.50 - $7.65

Revenue3

$2.80 Billion

$2.75 - $2.80 Billion

Operating Profitability Growth4

25 bps

10 bps

Free Cash Flow

1x Net Earnings

0.60 – 0.65x Net Earnings

ROIC (after tax)

>10%

>10%

Mr. Kaniewski stated, "We are updating our 2018 guidance to reflect anticipated impacts of incremental LIFO inventory expense resulting from raw material inflation and higher inventory levels, and expected impacts from currency translation."

Added Mr. Kaniewski, "As we consider our outlook for the balance of 2018, we expect fourth quarter revenues to be in line with last year. Sales growth in the Engineered Support Structures segment is supported by strong economic demand. We expect Utility segment volumes to be lower from a less favorable product mix in North America, and continued, unfavorable comparisons in the offshore wind business. As always, project movements, weather events and product mix changes can impact sales. In the Coatings segment, we expect revenue to be similar to last year. Irrigation segment sales are anticipated to be comparable to last year, but can be impacted by North American harvest outcomes and timing of international projects. Our expected results across all segments account for current levels of freight, labor, and raw materials, and the anticipated impact of the most recently enacted tariffs."

A live audio discussion with Stephen G. Kaniewski, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Mark C. Jaksich, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be accessible by telephone on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 8:00 am CDT, by dialing 1-877-407-6184 or 1-201-389-0877 (no Conference ID needed), or via webcast by pointing browsers to this link:  Valmont Industries Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call.  A slide presentation will simultaneously be available on the Investors page at www.valmont.com. A replay of the event can be accessed two hours after the call at the above link or by telephone at 1-877-660-6853 or 1-201-612-7415. Please use conference identification number 13680597. The replay will be available through 10:59 p.m. CDT on October 31, 2018.

Valmont is a global leader, designing and manufacturing engineered products that support global infrastructure development and agricultural productivity. Its products for infrastructure serve highway, transportation, wireless communication, electric transmission, and industrial construction and energy markets. Its irrigation equipment and services for large-scale agriculture improves farm productivity while conserving fresh water resources. In addition, Valmont provides coatings services that protect against corrosion and improve the service lives of steel and other metal products.

This release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that management has made in light of experience in the industries in which Valmont operates, as well as management's perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate under the circumstances. As you read and consider this release, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. They involve risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond Valmont's control) and assumptions. Although management believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect Valmont's actual financial results and cause them to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. These factors include among other things, risk factors described from time to time in Valmont's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as future economic and market circumstances, industry conditions, company performance and financial results, operating efficiencies, availability and price of raw material, availability and market acceptance of new products, product pricing, domestic and international competitive environments, and actions and policy changes of domestic and foreign governments. The Company cautions that any forward-looking statement included in this press release is made as of the date of this press release and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement.

1Please see Reg G reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP measures at end of the document
2Change to GAAP guidance the result of increased pre-tax expenses for goodwill impairment charge, restructuring activities, debt refinancing, and M&A
3Revenue excludes future 2018 acquisition activity
4Excludes expenses for goodwill impairment charge, restructuring activities, debt refinancing, and M&A

 

VALMONT INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)










Third Quarter


Year-to-Date


13 Weeks Ended


39 Weeks Ended


29-Sep-18


30-Sep-17


29-Sep-18


30-Sep-17

Net sales

$      678,692


$     680,779


$ 2,059,781


$    2,030,989

Cost of sales

514,352


517,185


1,551,202


1,519,510

          Gross profit

164,340


163,594


508,579


511,479

Selling, general and administrative expenses

110,200


103,504


326,809


308,283

Impairment of goodwill and tradename

15,780


-


15,780


-

          Operating income 

38,360


60,090


165,990


203,196

Other income (expense)








     Interest expense

(10,954)


(11,190)


(33,819)


(33,312)

     Interest income

1,000


1,311


3,713


3,205

     Debt refinancing expenses

(14,820)


-


(14,820)


-

     Loss from divestiture of grinding media business (Donhad)

-


-


(6,084)


-

     Other

2,496


350


3,199


1,203


(22,278)


(9,529)


(47,811)


(28,904)

          Earnings before income taxes 

16,082


50,561


118,179


174,292

Income tax expense

9,091


13,895


36,028


50,343

          Net earnings

6,991


36,666


82,151


123,949

Less:  Earnings attributable to non-controlling interests

(2,543)


(1,458)


(5,462)


(4,098)

          Net earnings attributable to Valmont Industries, Inc.

$          4,448


$       35,208


$      76,689


$       119,851

















Average shares outstanding (000's) - Basic

22,215


22,527


22,421


22,505

Earnings per share - Basic

$            0.20


$           1.56


$          3.42


$             5.33









Average shares outstanding (000's) - Diluted

22,352


22,751


22,574


22,717

Earnings per share - Diluted

$            0.20


$           1.55


$          3.40


$             5.28









Cash dividends per share

$          0.375


$         0.375


$        1.125


$           1.125

 

VALMONT INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUMMARY OPERATING RESULTS

(Dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)










Third Quarter


Year-to-Date


13 Weeks Ended


39 Weeks Ended


29-Sep-18


30-Sep-17


29-Sep-18


30-Sep-17









Net sales








     Engineered Support Structures

$      251,524


$     246,264


$    727,189


$       688,016

     Utility Support Structures

218,269


204,809


625,850


615,678

     Coatings

90,433


82,593


266,952


235,842

        Infrastructure products

560,226


533,666


1,619,991


1,539,536









     Irrigation

140,175


147,428


491,064


502,939

     Other

-


19,800


23,080


60,466

     Less: Intersegment sales

(21,709)


(20,115)


(74,354)


(71,952)

          Total

$      678,692


$     680,779


$ 2,059,781


$    2,030,989









Operating Income








     Engineered Support Structures

16,499


16,986


36,411


46,738

     Utility Support Structures

2,090


22,845


46,298


69,446

     Coatings

14,373


14,577


41,108


36,091

        Infrastructure products

32,962


54,408


123,817


152,275









     Irrigation

21,302


18,235


82,917


83,196

     Other

-


(217)


(913)


3,728

    Adjustment to LIFO inventory valuation method

(2,780)


(1,626)


(5,512)


(2,839)

     Corporate

(13,124)


(10,710)


(34,319)


(33,164)

          Total

$        38,360


$       60,090


$    165,990


$       203,196


Valmont has aggregated its business segments into four global reportable segments as follows.


Engineered Support Structures: This segment consists of the manufacture of engineered metal and composite pole, towers, and components for global lighting, traffic, and wireless communication markets, engineered access systems, integrated structure solutions for smart cities, and highway safety products.    












Utility Support Structures: This segment consists of the manufacture of engineered steel and concrete structures for the global utility transmission, distribution, and generation applications, renewable energy generation equipment, and inspection services.  












Coatings: This segment consists of global galvanizing, painting and anodizing services.












Irrigation: This segment consists of the global manufacture of agricultural irrigation equipment, parts and services, tubular products, water management solutions, and technology for precision agriculture.  












In addition to these four reportable segments, the Company had other businesses and activities that individually are not more than 10% of consolidated sales, operating income or assets. This includes the manufacture of forged steel grinding media and reported in the "Other" category until its divestiture.

 

VALMONT INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)








29-Sep-18




30-Sep-17

ASSETS






Current assets:






     Cash and cash equivalents

$        295,622




$      493,490

     Accounts receivable, net

500,406




492,842

     Inventories

399,905




403,234

     Prepaid expenses

153,275




50,064

     Refundable and deferred income taxes

13,182




8,493

          Total current assets

1,362,390




1,448,123

Property, plant and equipment, net

507,721




522,424

Goodwill and other intangible assets

568,287




478,844

Other assets

124,680




160,780


$   2,563,078




$ 2,610,171







LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current liabilities:






     Current installments of long-term debt

$              829




$            949

     Notes payable to banks

3,328




197

     Accounts payable

200,468




216,104

     Accrued expenses

187,772




187,732

     Dividend payable

8,310




8,478

          Total current liabilities

400,707




413,460

Long-term debt, excluding current installments

736,185




754,202

Other long-term liabilities

292,438




289,914

Shareholders' equity

1,133,748




1,152,595


$   2,563,078




$ 2,610,171







CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Dollars in thousands) and unaudited


YTD




YTD

Cash flows from operating activities

29-Sep-18




30-Sep-17

   Net Earnings

$          82,151




$      123,949

   Depreciation and amortization

62,018




63,500

   Impairment of long-lived assets

19,977




-

   Loss from divestiture of grinding media business

6,084




-

   Contribution to defined benefit pension plan

(1,555)




(26,064)

   Change in working capital 

(96,912)




(43,713)

   Other

(3,710)




4,164

        Net cash flows from operating activities

68,053




121,836







Cash flows from investing activities






   Purchase of property, plant, and equipment

(48,919)




(39,898)

   Proceeds from sale of assets

64,786




1,575

   Acquisitions

(125,309)




(5,362)

   Other

(3,992)




1,661

        Net cash flows from investing activities

(113,434)




(42,024)







Cash flows from financing activities






   Proceeds from long-term borrowings

236,936




-

   Net borrowings on short and long-term agreements

(249,734)




(1,207)

   Purchase of treasury shares

(86,919)




-

   Purchase of noncontrolling interest

(5,510)




-

   Dividends paid

(25,415)




(25,386)

   Other

(6,065)




4,622

        Net cash flows from financing activities

(136,707)




(21,971)

Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents 

(15,095)




23,133

Net change in cash and cash equivalents 

(197,183)




80,974

Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of year 

492,805




412,516

Cash and cash equivalents - end of period 

$        295,622




$      493,490

 

VALMONT INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUMMARY OF EFFECT OF SIGNIFICANT NON-RECURRING ITEMS ON REPORTED RESULTS

REGULATION G RECONCILIATION

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)


The non-GAAP tables below disclose the impact on (a) diluted earnings per share of (1) debt refinancing expenses (2) impairment of goodwill and tradename (3) restructuring costs (4) acquisition diligence expenses and (5) the loss from divestiture of Donhad, (b) operating income from these expenses, and (c) segment operating income for these items. Amounts may be impacted by rounding. We believe it is useful when considering company performance for the non-GAAP adjusted net earnings and operating income to be taken into consideration by management and investors with the related reported GAAP measures. 














13 Weeks
Ended Sept 29,
2018


Diluted
earnings per
share


39 Weeks
Ended Sept 29,
2018


Diluted
earnings per
share



Net earnings attributable to Valmont Industries, Inc. - as reported


$           4,448


$             0.20


$         76,689


$                 3.40














Debt refinancing expenses, pre-tax 


14,820


0.66


14,820


0.66














Impairment of goodwill and tradename, pre-tax

15,780


0.71


15,780


0.70














Restructuring expenses, pre-tax


6,243


0.28


17,662


0.78














Acquisition diligence costs, pre-tax


2,859


0.13


3,840


0.17














Loss from divestiture of grinding media business, pre-tax

-


-


6,084


0.27














Total Adjustments


39,702


1.78


58,186


2.58














Tax effect of adjustments * 


(2,931)


(0.13)


(5,360)


(0.24)














Completion of 2017 tax reform adjustment


(491)


(0.02)


(491)


(0.02)














Net earnings attributable to Valmont Industries, Inc. - Adjusted


$         40,728


$             1.82


$       129,024


$           5.72



Average shares outstanding (000's) - Diluted




22,352




22,574



* The tax effect of adjustments is calculated based on the income tax rate in each applicable jurisdiction. 

Operating Income Reconciliation


13 Weeks
Ended Sept 29,
2018


13 Weeks
Ended Sept 30,
2017


39 Weeks
Ended Sept 29,
2018


39 Weeks
Ended Sept 30,
2017



Operating income - as reported


$         38,360


$         60,090


$       165,990


$     203,196



Impairment of goodwill and tradename


15,780


-


15,780


-














Restructuring expenses 


6,243


-


17,662


-














Acquisition diligence costs


2,859


-


3,840


-














Adjusted Operating Income 


$         63,242


$         60,090


$       203,272


$     203,196














Net Sales - as reported


$       678,692


$        680,779


$    2,059,781


$   2,030,989



Operating Income as a % of Sales


5.7%


8.8%


8.1%


10.0%



Adjusted Operating Income as a % of Adjusted Sales

9.3%


8.8%


9.9%


10.0%















For the Third Quarter Ended Sept 29, 2018


Segment Operating Income Reconciliation


Engineered
Support
Structures


Utility Support
Structures


Coatings


Irrigation


Other/
Corporate












Operating income - as reported


$         16,499


$           2,090


$         14,373


$       21,302


$         (15,904)












Impairment of goodwill and tradename


-


15,780


-


-


-












Restructuring expenses 


5,746


497


-


-


-












Acquisition diligence costs


553


1,672


-


-


634












Adjusted Operating Income 


$         22,798


$         20,039


$         14,373


$       21,302


$         (15,270)












Net sales 


251,524


218,269


90,433


140,175














Operating Income as a % of Sales


6.6%


1.0%


15.9%


15.2%


NM












Adjusted Operating Income as a % of Sales


9.1%


9.2%


15.9%


15.2%


NM













For the Third Quarter Ended Sept 30, 2017













Operating income - as reported


$         16,986


$         22,845


$         14,577


$       18,235


$                (12,553)












Net sales 


246,264


204,809


82,593


147,428














Operating Income as a % of Sales


6.9%


11.2%


17.6%


12.4%


NM

 

VALMONT INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUMMARY OF EFFECT OF SIGNIFICANT NON-RECURRING ITEMS ON ESTIMATED 2018 RESULTS

REGULATION G RECONCILIATION

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)








The non-GAAP tables below disclose the impact on the range of estimated diluted earnings per share of (1) restructuring costs related to the 2018 Plan (2) preliminary loss from the divestiture of the grinding media business, which occurred on April 30, 2018 (3) impairment of goodwill and tradename (4) acquisition diligence costs, and (5) certain refinancing expenses associated with redemption of bonds completed in the third quarter of 2018.  We believe it is useful when considering company performance for the non-GAAP adjusted net earnings to be taken into consideration by management and investors with the related reported GAAP measures as non-recurring transactions were or expected to be recognized in 2018. 








Reconciliation of Range of Net Earnings - Full Year 2018

Low End


High End


Adjustments 

Estimated Net (loss)/earnings - GAAP


$       111,300


$        114,700










Estimated restructuring expense, pre-tax






27,000








Impairment of goodwill & tradename, pre-tax






15,780








Acquisition diligence costs, pre-tax






3,840








Estimated pre-tax loss from Divestiture of Donhad





6,084








Redemption of long-term debt expenses, pre-tax





14,820








Total pre-tax adjustments






67,524








Estimated tax benefit from above expenses*






(10,024)








Total Adjustments, after-tax






$         57,500








Estimated Net (loss)/earnings - Adjusted


$       168,800


$        172,200










Diluted Earnings Per Share Range - GAAP 

$            4.95


$             5.10



Diluted Earnings Per Share Range - Adjusted

$            7.50


$             7.65












*The tax effect of adjustments is calculated based on income tax rate in each applicable jurisdiction.

 

SOURCE Valmont Industries, Inc.

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