TPI Composites, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Results – Delivers Double Digit Top Line Growth in a Challenging Operating Environment
August 05, 2021 at 16:01 PM EDT
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TPI Composites, Inc. (Nasdaq: TPIC), the only independent manufacturer of composite wind blades with a global footprint, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.
For the quarter ended June 30, 2021:
“We are happy to report that we delivered solid top line and adjusted EBITDA results in the second quarter,” said Bill Siwek, President and CEO of TPI Composites. “We are closely monitoring resurgences of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we remain focused on creating a safe operating environment for our associates including working with local authorities in each of our regions to support our associates’ vaccinations. We are also pleased with the operational performance our team delivered against the continued challenging backdrop. Our team has been nimble working through supply chain hurdles, mainly relating to the resin and carbon fiber markets, as well as ongoing logistics challenges, which has allowed us to keep utilization levels stable in a difficult operating environment.
“We are excited that we reached a new long-term agreement with Nordex and executed a two-year extension of our supply agreement with Proterra. These wins are a testament to the versatility of our dedicated supplier model and the strength of our long-term customer relationships.
“We are also pleased to add Jerry Lavine as President of our Transportation business recently, bringing with him nearly 30 years of experience working with Tier 1 suppliers and major manufacturers in the automotive industry. We continue to expect increased demand for composite components and structures for electric vehicles as composite material systems can be the key material building blocks for purpose built electric vehicles. Moreover, the level of interest in our capabilities remains high and we are actively working with customers and potential customers to develop innovative composite solutions for vehicles across passenger automotive, bus, truck, and delivery vehicle platforms. We are optimistic about the future of this business, and we look forward to benefitting from Jerry’s expertise as we accelerate our growth in the transportation market.
“While we expect the overall wind market to be relatively flat in 2022, we believe the long-term prospects for the wind industry have strengthened both domestically and globally, and we remain confident in our strategy to serve our customers in an efficient and cost-effective manner across our global manufacturing footprint,” concluded Mr. Siwek.
Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Net sales for the three months ended June 30, 2021, increased by $85.0 million or 22.7% to $458.8 million as compared to $373.8 million in the same period in 2020. Net sales of wind blades increased by $70.6 million or 20.3% to $418.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, as compared to $348.1 million in the same period in 2020. The increase was primarily driven by an 7% increase in the number of wind blades produced during the three months ended June 30, 2021, as compared to the same period in 2020, as a result of increased production at our Mexico, India, Turkey and Iowa facilities. The increase was also due to a higher average sales price due to the mix of wind blade models produced during the three months ended June 30, 2021, as compared to the same period in 2020, and foreign currency fluctuations. Additionally, when comparing our 2021 second quarter net sales against the comparable prior year period, our net sales were negatively impacted by the removal of five contracted manufacturing lines that expired in China at the end of 2020, which was partially offset by the adverse impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on our net sales in the prior year period. Finally, the net sales increase was partially offset by a decrease in the year over year number of wind blades still in the production process at the end of the period. The fluctuating U.S. dollar against the Euro in our Turkey operations and the Chinese Renminbi in our China operations had a favorable impact of 1.8% on consolidated net sales for the three months ended June 30, 2021, as compared to the same period in 2020.
Total cost of goods sold for the three months ended June 30, 2021, was $450.5 million and included $4.5 million of costs related to lines in startup and $5.6 million of costs related to lines in transition during the period. This compares to total cost of goods sold for the three months ended June 30, 2020, of $378.6 million and included $6.9 million of costs related to lines in startup and $4.0 million of costs related to lines in transition during the period. Total cost of goods sold as a percentage of net sales decreased by approximately three percentage points during the three months ended June 30, 2021, as compared to the same period in 2020, driven primarily by a decrease in warranty costs and direct labor costs, partially offset by an increase in direct material costs and foreign currency fluctuations. The fluctuating U.S. dollar against the Euro, Turkish Lira, Chinese Renminbi and Mexican Peso had an unfavorable impact of 2.2% on consolidated cost of goods sold for the three months ended June 30, 2021, as compared to the same period in 2020.
General and administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2021, totaled $6.7 million, or 1.5% of net sales, compared to $6.9 million, or 1.8% of net sales, for the same period in 2020. The decrease as a percentage of net sales was primarily driven by our continued focus on reducing costs.
Income taxes reflected a provision of $28.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, as compared to a provision of $49.3 million for the same period in 2020. The decrease was primarily due to the change in the mix of earnings of foreign jurisdictions and U.S. tax on foreign earnings in the comparable periods, partially offset by the recording of a full U.S. valuation allowance and an increase in our uncertain tax positions for the three months ended June 30, 2021, as compared to the same period in 2020.
Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2021, was $39.8 million as compared to a net loss of $66.1 million in the same period in 2020. The decrease in the net loss was primarily due to the reasons set forth above. The diluted net loss per share was $1.08 for the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared to a diluted net loss per share of $1.87 for the three months ended June 30, 2020.
Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2021, increased to $17.4 million as compared to $3.3 million during the same period in 2020. Adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 3.8% as compared to 0.9% during the same period in 2020.
Capital expenditures were $8.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, as compared to $15.0 million during the same period in 2020. Our capital expenditures primarily relate to machinery and equipment at our new facilities and expansion and improvements at our existing facilities.
We ended the quarter with $123.1 million of cash and cash equivalents, and net debt was $114.0 million as compared to $88.1 million as of December 31, 2020. We used $10.0 million of cash from operating activities and had negative free cash flow of $18.3 million during the three months ended June 30, 2021.
For the full year ending December 31, 2021, we update our guidance to the following:
(1) These numbers could be significantly impacted by COVID-19.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
TPI Composites will host an investor conference call this afternoon, Thursday, August 5, at 5:00 pm ET. Interested parties are invited to listen to the conference call which can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 1-877-300-8521, or for international callers, 1-412-317-6026. A replay will be available two hours after the call and can be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921, or for international callers, 1-412-317-6671. The passcode for the live call and the replay is 10158192. The replay will be available until August 12, 2021. Interested investors and other parties may also listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging onto the Investors section of the Company’s website at www.tpicomposites.com. The online replay will be available for a limited time beginning immediately following the call.
About TPI Composites, Inc.
TPI Composites, Inc. is the only independent manufacturer of composite wind blades for the wind energy market with a global manufacturing footprint. TPI delivers high-quality, cost-effective composite solutions through long-term relationships with leading OEMs in the wind and transportation markets. TPI is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and operates manufacturing facilities in the U.S., China, Mexico, Turkey and India. TPI operates additional engineering development centers in Denmark and Germany.
This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements, among other things, concerning: our updated guidance for 2021; growth of the wind energy and electric vehicle markets and our addressable markets for our products and services; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, effects on our financial statements and our financial outlook; our business strategy, including anticipated trends and developments in and management plans for our business and the wind industry and other markets in which we operate; our projected annual revenue growth; competition; future financial results, operating results, revenues, gross margin, operating expenses, profitability, products, projected costs, warranties, our ability to improve our operating margins, and capital expenditures. These forward-looking statements are often characterized by the use of words such as “estimate,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “believe,” “forecast,” “foresee,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “goal,” “target,” “might,” “will,” “could,” “predict,” “continue” and the negative or plural of these words and other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and our projections about future events. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements for any reason. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the matters discussed in “Risk Factors,” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports that we will file with the SEC.