CVG Reports First Quarter 2021 Results
May 04, 2021 at 16:10 PM EDT
Record Quarterly Sales of $245.1 million
Estimated $100 million of Net New Annualized Business Secured in First Quarter
NEW ALBANY, Ohio, May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CVG (NASDAQ: CVGI), a diversified industrial products and services company, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2021.
First Quarter 2021 Highlights (Compared with prior-year period, where comparisons are noted)
Harold Bevis, President and Chief Executive Officer of CVG, said, “We reported record sales in Q1 2021 due to strong demand in the company's legacy markets, growth in the company's target markets and new business awards. Our success can be seen in our warehouse automation business which grew revenues 22% quarter over quarter to $41.9 million and remains on track to meet or exceed our full year 2021 goal of $150 million. Additionally, our expertise designing, developing and building value-added products offers significant value to companies in the e-commerce transportation network and automated warehousing. With the majority of our $100 million of net new annual business wins in the quarter outside of internal combustion engine truck, we continue to make progress towards our goal of reducing the cyclicality in our business and turning CVG into a secular growth business. Looking forward, we see some customers moderating their production outlooks as a result of semiconductor chip and material shortages as well as cost inflation due to dislocations in the supply chain. While demand and orders are robust, we see headwinds with regards to increasing production rates, raw material inflation, labor inflation and freight inflation."
Chris Bohnert, Chief Financial Officer, commented, "While we delivered record sales in the first quarter, we also maintained our expense discipline which resulted in 260 basis points of adjusted operating margin expansion as compared to the year ago first quarter. Our first quarter adjusted operating margin of 6.4% also included $1.1 million of new business startup costs which suppressed our margin by 40 basis points. Additionally, I am very pleased we were able to close on our $275 million senior secured credit facility on April 30, 2021. This refinance will significantly reduce our interest expense and provide greater financial flexibility for our future growth."
First Quarter Financial Results
At March 31, 2021, the Company had $6.8 million outstanding borrowings on its revolving credit facility and had $38.1 million of cash and $81.9 million of availability from the revolving credit facility, resulting in liquidity of $120.0 million.
Subsequent to quarter end, on April 30, 2021, the Company closed on $275 million in senior secured credit facilities, consisting of a $150 million Term Loan A and a $125 million Revolving Credit Facility. The Company used a portion of the proceeds to pay off its existing Term Loan B and Asset Backed Loan Facility which had outstanding principle of $151.6 million and $11.3 million, respectively, at April 30, 2021. On a proforma basis at March 31, 2021, the Company's liquidity would have been $154.7 million under its new credit facility.
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Global Seating Segment
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2021 Demand Outlook
The demand outlook for the Company's legacy vehicle markets is favorable. According to a April 2021 report by ACT Research, a publisher of industry market research, 2020 North American Class 8 truck build production was 214,250 units and Class 5-7 production was 223,721 units. 2021 North American Class 8 truck production levels are expected to be at 303,000 units and Class 5-7 production are expected to be at 250,000 units. This outlook supports demand for the Company’s vehicle products.
The demand outlook for the Company’s entrance into the electric vehicle market is favorable. Many global electric vehicle platforms are underway across the spectrum of vehicle types. Adoption rates are forecast to increase and supports continuance of the Company's efforts aimed at partnering with Electric Vehicle makers to help them develop and produce these vehicles and make use of the Company’s full product basket of the following: entire electrical systems for the chassis and powertrain, seating solutions, headliners, interior trim, mirrors, wipers, floormats, and road sensors.
The demand outlook for the Company’s warehouse automation products is favorable. According to LogisticsIQ, demand for warehouse automation products is expected to grow approximately 14% annually through 2026. This outlook supports demand for the Company's warehouse automation products.
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures referenced in this release is included as Appendix A to this release.
A conference call to discuss this press release is scheduled for Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. ET. Management intends to reference the Q1 2021 Earnings Call Presentation during the conference call. To participate, dial (833) 235-5650 using conference code 9982822. International participants dial (647) 689-4139 using conference code 9982822.
This call is being webcast and can be accessed through the “Investors” section of CVG’s website at www.cvgrp.com, where it will be archived for one year.
A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available for a period of two weeks following the call. To access the replay, dial (800) 585-8367 using access code 9982822 and international callers can dial (416) 621-4642 using access code 9982822.
Christopher H. Bohnert
CVG is a global provider of components and assemblies into two primary end markets – the global vehicle market and the U.S. technology integrator markets. The company provides components and assemblies to global vehicle companies to build original equipment and provides aftermarket products for fleet owners. The company also provides mechanical assemblies to warehouse automation integrators and to U.S. military technology integrators.
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Use of Non-GAAP Measures
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