FISCAL 2021 Q2 HIGHLIGHTS
-- Net sales of $774.0 million, a 1.5% decrease from the prior year quarter
-- Operating income of $28.0 million, or $80.5 million excluding $30.1 million in inventory write-downs, $21.6 million in restructuring costs, and $0.8 million in other charges1
-- Operating margin of 3.6%, or 10.4% excluding the adjustments described above1
-- Diluted EPS of $0.32; vs. $1.00 in the prior year quarter
-- Adjusted diluted EPS of $1.03 vs. $1.02 in the prior year quarter1
MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO., INC. (NYSE: MSM), "MSC Industrial" or the "Company", a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services, today reported financial results for its fiscal 2021 second quarter ended February 27, 2021.
Financial Highlights2 FY21 Q2 FY20 Q2 Change FY21 YTD FY20 YTD Change Net Sales $774.0 $786.1 -1.5% $1,545.9 $1,609.7 -4.0% Income from Operations $28.0 $77.7 -63.9% $81.9 $168.0 -51.2% Operating Margin 3.6% 9.9% 5.3% 10.4% Net Income attributable to MSC Industrial $18.1 $55.5 -67.4% $56.5 $120.9 -53.2% Diluted EPS $0.323 $1.004 -68.0% $1.013 $2.184 -53.7% Adjusted Financial Highlights1,2 FY21 Q2 FY20 Q2 Change FY21 YTD FY20 YTD Change Unadjusted Net Sales $774.0 $786.1 -1.5% $1,545.9 $1,609.7 -4.0% Adjusted Income from Operations $80.5 $79.6 1.1% $165.4 $172.5 -4.1% Adjusted Operating Margin 10.4% 10.1% 10.7% 10.7% Adjusted Net Income attributable to MSC Industrial $57.6 $57.0 1.1% $119.4 $124.3 -4.0% Adjusted Diluted EPS $1.033 $1.024 1.0% $2.133 $2.244 -4.9%
1 Represents a non-GAAP financial measure. An explanation and a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure are presented in schedules accompanying this press release. 2 In millions except percentages and per share data or as otherwise noted. 3 Based on 56.1 million and 56.0 million diluted shares outstanding for FY21 Q2 and FY21 YTD respectively. 4 Based on 55.6 million and 55.5 million diluted shares outstanding for FY20 Q2 and FY20 YTD respectively.
Erik Gershwind, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our fiscal second quarter reflected solid execution in a choppy, but improving environment. Improvement in sales levels of our non-safety and non-janitorial product lines continued through the quarter and turned positive in March. Sales of our safety and janitorial products grew in the mid-teens. Execution of our Mission Critical initiatives was solid, and I am pleased with the progress that we are making with our share capture programs."
Kristen Actis-Grande, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, added, "Average daily sales were $12.7 million for the quarter and our gross margin was 38.1%, a decline of 400 basis points versus the prior year due primarily to a roughly $30 million PPE write-down recorded during the quarter. Excluding this write-down, our adjusted gross margin was 42.0 percent, roughly flat sequentially and versus the prior year. Operating expenses as a percentage of sales was 31.7%, a 30 basis point improvement from the prior year period. During the quarter, our Mission Critical program delivered $9 million of gross cost out bringing our cumulative savings for fiscal 2021 to $17 million against our goal of $25 million by the end of this year. We also invested roughly $5 million in our fiscal second quarter growth programs. We are ahead of plan on savings, and our investment program is also progressing very well. In fact, the results are such that we anticipate making some additional growth investments to capture more of the opportunities that we are seeing. On balance, this means that our net savings target for Mission Critical remains roughly the same or slightly larger for the full year. Our goal remains $90 million to $100 million of gross cost savings through fiscal 2023 versus fiscal 2019, and we are currently tracking to the high end of that range. Our adjusted operating margin, excluding the write-down of PPE inventory and restructuring and other related costs, was up 30 basis points from the prior year due to our Mission Critical progress."
Gershwind concluded, "The improving environment and continued execution of our growth and cost take-out programs are combining to position us well. We are now emerging as a stronger company and are poised to reaccelerate growth. We have strengthened our value proposition, with more to come, and further strengthened and extended our leadership position in our core business of Metalworking. We are well on-track to achieve our goals of growing 400 basis points above the Industrial Production Index and returning ROIC back to the high teens by the end of fiscal 2023."
Conference Call Information
MSC Industrial will host a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. EDT to review the Company's fiscal 2021 second quarter results. The call, accompanying slides, and other operational statistics may be accessed at: http://investor.mscdirect.com. The conference call may also be accessed at 1-877-443-5575 (U.S.), 1-855-669-9657 (Canada) or 1-412-902-6618 (international).
An online archive of the broadcast will be available until April 14, 2021.
The Company's reporting date for fiscal 2021 third quarter results is scheduled for July 7, 2021.
About MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE: MSM) is a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services. We help our customers drive greater productivity, profitability and growth with approximately 1.9 million products, inventory management and other supply chain solutions, and deep expertise from over 75 years of working with customers across industries.
Our experienced team of more than 6,200 associates is dedicated to working side by side with our customers to help drive results for their businesses - from keeping operations running efficiently today to continuously rethinking, retooling, and optimizing for a more productive tomorrow.
For more information on MSC Industrial, please visit mscdirect.com.
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MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (In thousands) February 27, August 29, 2021 2020 ASSETS (unaudited) Current Assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 20,242 $ 125,211 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses 527,233 491,743 Inventories 532,536 543,106 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 105,342 77,710 Total current assets 1,185,353 1,237,770 Property, plant and equipment, net 293,342 301,979 Goodwill 678,406 677,579 Identifiable intangibles, net 99,756 104,873 Operating lease assets 41,758 56,173 Other assets 3,626 4,056 Total assets $ 2,302,241 $ 2,382,430 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current Liabilities: Current portion of debt including obligations under finance leases $ 222,680 $ 122,248 Current portion of operating lease liabilities 19,956 21,815 Accounts payable 170,487 125,775 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 140,091 138,895 Total current liabilities 553,214 408,733 Long-term debt including obligations under finance leases 461,685 497,018 Noncurrent operating lease liabilities 37,640 34,379 Deferred income taxes and tax uncertainties 121,721 121,727 Other noncurrent liabilities 9,444 -- Total liabilities 1,183,704 1,061,857 Commitments and Contingencies Shareholders' Equity: Preferred Stock -- -- Class A Common Stock 48 47 Class B Common Stock 9 10 Additional paid-in capital 712,750 690,739 Retained earnings 523,757 749,515 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (18,806) (21,418) Class A treasury stock, at cost (105,645) (103,948) Total MSC Industrial shareholders' equity 1,112,113 1,314,945 Noncontrolling interest $ 6,424 $ 5,628 Total shareholders' equity 1,118,537 1,320,573 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 2,302,241 $ 2,382,430
MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) Thirteen Weeks Ended Twenty-Six Weeks Ended February 27, February 29, February 27, February 29, 2021 2020 2021 2020 Net sales $ 773,995 $ 786,094 $ 1,545,899 $ 1,609,695 Cost of goods sold 479,244 455,042 927,830 931,447 Gross profit 294,751 331,052 618,069 678,248 Operating expenses 245,115 251,441 483,820 505,768 Impairment loss - - 26,726 - Restructuring costs 21,615 1,941 25,594 4,512 Income from operations 28,021 77,670 81,929 167,968 Other income (expense): Interest expense (3,580) (3,495) (6,936) (6,666) Interest income 16 68 37 78 Other income (expense), net (58) (70) 593 51 Total other expense (3,622) (3,497) (6,306) (6,537) Income before provision for income taxes 24,399 74,173 75,623 161,431 Provision for income taxes 6,051 18,617 18,498 40,423 Net income 18,348 55,556 57,125 121,008 Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest 263 56 586 90 Net income attributable to MSC Industrial $ 18,085 $ 55,500 $ 56,539 $ 120,918 Per share data attributable to MSC Industrial: Net income per common share: Basic $ 0.32 $ 1.00 $ 1.01 $ 2.18 Diluted $ 0.32 $ 1.00 $ 1.01 $ 2.18 Weighted-average shares used in computing net income per common share: Basic 55,838 55,467 55,749 55,371 Diluted 56,133 55,587 56,019 55,545
MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (In thousands) (Unaudited) Thirteen Weeks Ended Twenty-Six Weeks Ended February 27, February 29, February 27, February 29, 2021 2020 2021 2020 Net income, as reported $ 18,348 $ 55,556 $ 57,125 $ 121,008 Other comprehensive income, net of tax: Foreign currency translation adjustments 626 (788) 2,822 818 Comprehensive income 18,974 54,768 59,947 121,826 Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest: Net income (263) (56) (586) (90) Foreign currency translation adjustments 251 45 (210) (95) Comprehensive income attributable to MSC Industrial $ 18,962 $ 54,757 $ 59,151 $ 121,641
MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (In thousands) (Unaudited) Twenty-Six Weeks Ended February 27, February 29, 2021 2020 Cash Flows from Operating Activities: Net income $ 57,125 $ 121,008 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 34,571 34,313 Non-cash operating lease cost 7,537 11,061 Stock-based compensation 8,994 8,178 Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment 345 227 Inventory write-down 30,091 -- Operating lease and fixed asset impairment due to restructuring 18,097 -- Provision for credit losses 4,280 4,704 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (39,421) (2,105) Inventories (18,647) 3,449 Prepaid expenses and other current assets (27,214) (7,953) Operating lease liabilities (9,074) (10,931) Other assets 494 1,375 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 51,756 (7,511) Total adjustments 61,809 34,807 Net cash provided by operating activities 118,934 155,815 Cash Flows from Investing Activities: Expenditures for property, plant and equipment (19,954) (25,737) Cash used in business acquisitions, net of cash acquired -- (2,286) Net cash used in investing activities (19,954) (28,023) Cash Flows from Financing Activities: Repurchases of common stock (3,519) (3,208) Payments of regular cash dividends (83,685) (83,181) Payments of special cash dividends (195,351) (277,634) Proceeds from sale of Class A Common Stock in connection with associate stock purchase plan 2,040 2,202 Proceeds from exercise of Class A Common Stock options 10,834 13,390 Borrowings under credit facilities 415,000 389,600 Borrowings under financing obligations 1,269 -- Payments under credit facilities (350,000) (156,000) Contributions from non-controlling interest -- 105 Other, net (1,392) (696) Net cash used in financing activities (204,804) (115,422) Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 855 211 Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (104,969) 12,581 Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period 125,211 32,286 Cash and cash equivalents - end of period $ 20,242 $ 44,867 Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information: Cash paid for income taxes $ 41,265 $ 37,286 Cash paid for interest $ 6,606 $ 5,636
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
-- Results Excluding Impairment Loss, Restructuring Costs, Inventory Write-downs, and Other Charges
To supplement MSC Industrial's unaudited selected financial data presented consistent with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"), the Company discloses certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP provision for income taxes, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, that exclude impairment losses, restructuring costs, inventory write-downs related to certain PPE inventory, and other related costs and tax effects.
These non-GAAP financial measures are not presented in accordance with GAAP or an alternative for GAAP financial measures and may be different from similar non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and should only be used to evaluate MSC Industrial's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP financial measures.
In calculating non-GAAP financial measures, we exclude impairment losses, restructuring costs, inventory write-downs related to certain PPE inventory, and other related costs and tax effects. Management makes these adjustments to facilitate a review of the Company's operating performance on a comparable basis between periods, for comparison with forecasts and strategic plans, for identifying and analyzing trends in the Company's underlying business and for benchmarking performance externally against competitors. We believe that investors benefit from seeing results from the perspective of management in addition to seeing results presented in accordance with GAAP for the same reasons and purposes for which management uses such non-GAAP financial measures.
MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Information Thirteen Weeks Ended February 27, 2021 (dollars in thousands, except percentages and per share data) GAAP Financial Items Affecting Comparability Non-GAAP Measure Financial Measure Total MSC Inventory Restructuring Legal Costs- Adjusted Total Industrial Write-down Costs impairment of MSC Industrial prepaid for PPE Net Sales $ 773,995 $ - $ - $ - $ 773,995 Cost of Goods Sold 479,244 30,091 - - 449,153 Gross Profit 294,751 (30,091) - - 324,842 Gross Margin 38.1% -3.9% - - 42.0% Operating Expenses 245,115 - - 727 244,388 Operating Exp as % of Sales 31.7% - - 0.1% 31.6% Restructuring Costs 21,615 - 21,615 - - Income from Operations 28,021 (30,091) (21,615) (727) 80,454 Operating Margin 3.6% -3.9% -2.8% -0.1% 10.4% Total Other Expense (3,622) - - - (3,622) Income before provision for income taxes 24,399 (30,091) (21,615) (727) 76,832 Provision for income taxes 6,051 (7,432) (5,339) (180) 19,002 Net income 18,348 (22,659) (16,276) (547) 57,830 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest 263 - - - 263 Net income attributable to MSC Industrial $ 18,085 $ (22,659) $ (16,276) $ (547) $ 57,567 Net income per common share: Diluted $ 0.32 $ (0.40) $ (0.29) $ (0.01) $ 1.03
MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Information Twenty-Six Weeks Ended February 27, 2021 (dollars in thousands, except percentages and per share data) GAAP Items Affecting Comparability Non-GAAP Financial Financial Measure Measure Total MSC Inventory Restructuring Impairment Legal Costs - Adjusted Total Industrial Write-down Costs Loss impairment of MSC Industrial prepaid for PPE Net Sales $ 1,545,899 $ - $ - $ - $ - $ 1,545,899 Cost of Goods Sold 927,830 30,091 - - - 897,739 Gross Profit 618,069 (30,091) - - - 648,160 Gross Margin 40.0% -1.9% - - - 41.9% Operating Expenses 483,820 - - - 1,020 482,800 Operating Exp as % of Sales 31.3% - - - 0.1% 31.2% Impairment Loss 26,726 - - 26,726 - - Restructuring Costs 25,594 - 25,594 - - - Income from Operations 81,929 (30,091) (25,594) (26,726) (1,020) 165,360 Operating Margin 5.3% -1.9% -1.7% -1.7% -0.1% 10.7% Total Other Expense (6,306) - - - - (6,306) Income before provision for income taxes 75,623 (30,091) (25,594) (26,726) (1,020) 159,054 Provision for income taxes 18,498 (7,432) (6,322) (6,601) (252) 39,105 Net income 57,125 (22,659) (19,272) (20,125) (768) 119,949 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest 586 - - - - 586 Net income attributable to MSC Industrial $ 56,539 $ (22,659) $ (19,272) $ (20,125) $ (768) $ 119,363 Net income per common share: Diluted $ 1.01 $ (0.40) $ (0.34) $ (0.36) $ (0.01) $ 2.13
MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Information Thirteen and Twenty-Six Weeks Ended February 29, 2020 (dollars in thousands, except percentages and per share data) GAAP Financial Measure Items Affecting Comparability 1 Non-GAAP Financial Measure Total MSC Industrial Restructuring Costs MSC Industrial excluding Restructuring Costs Thirteen Twenty-Six Thirteen Twenty-Six Thirteen Twenty-Six Weeks Ended Weeks Ended Weeks Ended Weeks Ended Weeks Ended Weeks Ended February 29, 2020 February 29, 2020 February 29, 2020 Net Sales $ 786,094 $ 1,609,695 $ - $ - $ 786,094 $ 1,609,695 Cost of Goods Sold 455,042 931,447 - - 455,042 931,447 Gross Profit 331,052 678,248 - - 331,052 678,248 Gross Margin 42.1% 42.1% - - 42.1% 42.1% Operating Expenses 251,441 505,768 251,441 505,768 Operating Exp as % of Sales 32.0% 31.4% - - 32.0% 31.4% Restructuring Costs 1,941 4,512 1,941 4,512 - - Income from Operations 77,670 167,968 (1,941) (4,512) 79,611 172,480 Operating Margin 9.9% 10.4% -0.2% -0.3% 10.1% 10.7% Total Other Expense (3,497) (6,537) - - (3,497) (6,537) Income before provision for income taxes 74,173 161,431 (1,941) (4,512) 76,114 165,943 Provision for income taxes 18,617 40,423 (487) (1,128) 19,104 41,551 Net income 55,556 121,008 (1,454) (3,384) 57,010 124,392 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest 56 90 - - 56 90 Net income attributable to MSC Industrial $ 55,500 $ 120,918 $ (1,454) $ (3,384) $ 56,954 $ 124,302 Net income per common share: Diluted $ 1.00 $ 2.18 $ (0.03) $ (0.06) $ 1.02 $ 2.24
1Prior period adjustments include only restructuring costs. Items of note excluded from the current period results, including inventory write-downs, an impairment loss and associated legal costs, did not occur in the prior year periods.
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