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Am.railcar Ind. : American Railcar Industries, Inc. Reports Record Second Quarter Profits; Damaged Tank Railcar Plant Has Reopened

08/09/2006 | 11:11pm US/Eastern

American Railcar Industries, Inc. ("ARI") (NASDAQ: ARII) today reported its second quarter financial results.

For the three months ended June 30, 2006, revenues were $151.6 million versus $160.7 million for the same period of 2005. Revenues increased significantly for all businesses, except for the Marmaduke tank railcar manufacturing plant, which was shut down for the quarter and under repair for damage from a tornado that occurred on April 2, 2006. The repairs at the Marmaduke plant are substantially complete and the plant resumed production on August 7, 2006. The second quarter was exceptionally strong for the covered hopper railcar manufacturing plant, which set a new quarterly record for railcar production and revenues.

Net earnings attributable to common stock were $10.8 million or $0.51 per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2006, versus $1.9 million or $0.17 per diluted share for the comparable period of 2005. Net earnings for the quarter include $5.0 million of business interruption compensation from the Company's insurance carrier for lost profits while the tank railcar manufacturing plant was under repair. The Company also received an additional $3.0 million of insurance to cover continuing expenses for the second quarter, and expects further business interruption insurance payments for the third quarter. For the three months ended June 30, 2005, the Company declared preferred dividends of $4.6 million, which had the effect of reducing net earnings available to common shareholders.

For the six months ended June 30, 2006 revenues were $330.3 million versus $291.6 million for the comparable period of 2005. Revenues for 2006 were reduced by the tank railcar manufacturing plant being under repair for the entire quarter, but still exceeded the prior year due to strong growth in covered hopper railcar production, and growth in the railcar services business.

Net earnings attributable to common stock were $17.5 million or $0.87 per diluted share for the six months ended June 30, 2006, which compares favorably to a net loss attributable to common stock of $0.1 million or $0.00 per diluted share for the six months ended June 30, 2005. The Company declared preferred dividends of $0.6 million and $9.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2006 and 2005, respectively. The preferred dividends had the effect of reducing net earnings available to common shareholders. All of the Company's preferred stock and substantially all of its debt were retired in the first quarter of 2006 in connection with the Company's January 2006 initial public offering.

EBITDA was $19.4 million for the second quarter of 2006 and $13.7 million for the same quarter of 2005. For the six months ended June 30, 2006 EBITDA was $33.7 million and compares favorably to the $19.7 million for the same period of 2005.

Adjusted EBITDA was $20.9 million in the second quarter of 2006 and $13.7 million for the same quarter of 2005. The adjustment to EBITDA reflects stock based compensation expenses of $1.5 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2006 was $38.8 million and reflects an adjustment to exclude $5.1 million of stock based compensation expense. For the six months ended June 30, 2005 Adjusted EBITDA was $19.7 million. The Company expects to incur an additional $1.5 million compensation expense, related to previous grants of restricted stock and stock options, per quarter for the balance of 2006. The improvements in net earnings, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA from 2005 to 2006 resulted primarily from improved profit margins which were primarily due to improved operating efficiencies, the recovery of raw material cost increases through variable pricing clauses in our customer contracts, and insurance compensation for business interruption while our Marmaduke tank railcar manufacturing plant was shut down and under repair due to tornado damage. A reconciliation of the Company's net earnings to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (both non-GAAP financial measures) is set forth in the supplemental disclosure attached to this press release.

ARI shipped 1,734 railcars in the second quarter of 2006. This compares to 1,863 railcars shipped in the second quarter of 2005. Second quarter 2006 shipments were comprised of 1,649 covered hopper railcars and 85 tank railcars (all of which were substantially complete at the time of the storm). In the same quarter of 2005, shipments were comprised of 1,034 covered hopper railcars, 354 centerbeam platform railcars and 475 tank railcars. Railcar production and revenues were lower in the quarter as a result of the Marmaduke plant closure, however the Company's insurance is compensating the Company for its business interruption losses (less a deductible).

"The Company had a very strong quarter, even though our tank railcar manufacturing plant was undergoing repair. The covered hopper railcar plant set a new production record with 1,649 railcars shipped in the quarter," said James J. Unger, President and CEO of ARI. "Our substantial backlog of unfilled orders for new railcars totaled 12,790 cars at June 30, 2006, and was almost double the 6,425 railcar backlog of one year earlier. Our Marmaduke plant has resumed operations this week and we expect to see production steadily increase and reach capacity rates by the end of the third quarter. We expect the third quarter to be strong with good operating rates for covered hopper railcars and further payments from our business interruption insurance for our tank railcar manufacturing plant, as production at that plant increases to capacity production rates. The fourth quarter is expected to be very strong, with both railcar assembly plants expected to be operating at capacity levels by the beginning of that quarter."

ARI will host a webcast and conference call on Thursday August 10th, 2006 at 10:00 am (Eastern time) to discuss the Company's second quarter financial results. To participate in the webcast, please log on to ARI's investor relations page through the ARI web site at www.americanrailcar.com. To participate in the conference call dial 1-800-573-4752 and use participant code 36243490. Participants are asked to logon to the ARI website or dial in to the conference call approximately 10 to 15 minutes prior to the start time.

An audio replay of the call will also be available on the Company's website promptly following the earnings call.

About American Railcar Industries, Inc.

American Railcar Industries, Inc. is a leading North American manufacturer of covered hopper and tank railcars. ARI also repairs and refurbishes railcars, provides fleet management services and designs and manufactures certain railcar and industrial components used in the production of its railcars as well as railcars and non-railcar industrial products produced by others. ARI provides its railcar customers with integrated solutions through a comprehensive set of high quality products and related services.

Forward Looking Statement Disclaimer

This press release contains statements relating to our expected financial performance and/or future business prospects, events and plans that are "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements represent the Company's estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this press release. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding estimated future production rates and estimated third and fourth quarter results, statements regarding expected insurance recoveries, and statements regarding any implication that the Company's backlog may be indicative of future sales. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results described in or anticipated by our forward-looking statements. Estimated backlog reflects the total sales attributable to the backlog reported at the end of the particular period as if such backlog were converted to actual sales. Estimated backlog does not reflect potential price increases or decreases under our customer contracts that provide for variable pricing based on changes in the cost of certain raw materials and railcar components or the possibility that contracts may be canceled or railcar delivery dates delayed, and does not reflect the effects of any cancellation or delay of railcar orders that may occur. ARI cannot guarantee that its insurance coverage, subject to applicable deductibles, will be adequate to cover damage to the facility and railcars. Nor can ARI guarantee that its business interruption insurance will be adequate to cover its losses resulting from the business interruption. ARI's insurance carrier could also contest the scope of ARI's coverage or the amount of its coverage or deductibles. Even if ARI's assessment of its insurance coverage is correct, delays in receiving payments from, or disputes with, its insurance carrier, could adversely affect ARI's business and results of operations. Although the plant rebuilding is substantially complete, ARI cannot guarantee the timing of achieving full production rates at its Marmaduke facility, or whether its rebuilding efforts, plant shut down or associated delivery delays will result in unanticipated costs that may not be covered by insurance. ARI cannot assure that it will be able to retain its tank railcar customers or orders. Its tank railcar orders may be subject to cancellation in connection with its plant shut-down or otherwise, or ARI may incur disputes with those customers over rescheduling deliveries. ARI also cannot guarantee that it will be able to retain its employees, several of whom may have been displaced from their homes. Other potential risks and uncertainties include, among other things: the cyclical nature of the railcar manufacturing business; adverse economic and market conditions; fluctuating costs of raw materials, including steel and railcar components, and delays in the delivery of such raw materials and components; ARI's ability to maintain relationships with its suppliers of railcar components and raw materials; fluctuations in the supply of components and raw materials ARI uses in railcar manufacturing; the highly competitive nature of the railcar manufacturing industry; the risk of further damage to our primary railcar manufacturing facilities or equipment in Paragould or Marmaduke, Arkansas; our reliance upon a small number of customers that represent a large percentage of our revenues; the variable purchase patterns of our customers and the timing of completion, delivery and acceptance of customer orders; our dependence on key personnel; the risks of labor shortage in light of our recent growth; the risk of lack of acceptance of our new railcar offerings by our customers; and the additional risk factors described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We expressly disclaim any duty to provide updates to any forward-looking statements made in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. -0- *T CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited) December June 30, 31, ------------------ 2005 2006 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Assets Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 28,692 $ 27,609 Accounts receivable, net 38,273 35,538 Accounts receivable, due from affiliates 5,110 2,678 Insurance claim receivable, net - 8,000 Inventories, net 88,001 111,877 Prepaid expenses 2,523 4,001 Deferred tax asset 1,967 1,746 ----------------- Total current assets 164,566 191,449 Property, plant and equipment Buildings 84,255 87,676 Machinery and equipment 68,187 80,189 ----------------- 152,442 167,865 Less accumulated depreciation 65,398 69,834 ----------------- Net property, plant and equipment 87,044 98,031 Construction in process 3,759 12,553 Land 2,182 2,593 ----------------- Total property, plant and equipment 92,985 113,177 Debt issuance costs 565 207 Deferred offering costs 4,860 - Goodwill - 7,230 Other assets 26 37 Investment in joint venture 5,578 5,600 ----------------- Total assets $268,580 $317,700 ================= CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS, CONTINUED (In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited) December June 30, 31, ------------------ 2005 2006 --------- -------- Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Current portion of long-term debt $ 33,294 $ 85 Accounts payable 55,793 47,008 Accounts payable, due to affiliates 4,457 933 Accrued expenses and taxes 7,675 7,774 Insurance advance - 2,881 Accrued compensation 7,243 9,360 Accrued dividends 11,336 636 Note payable to affiliate - current 19,000 - ----------------- Total current liabilities 138,798 68,677 Long - term debt, net of current portion 7,076 53 Deferred tax liability 5,364 6,512 Pension and post-retirement liabilities 10,522 10,261 Other amounts due to affiliates - 4 Other liabilities 59 58 Mandatory redeemable preferred stock, stated value $1,000, 99,000 shares authorized, 1 share issued and outstanding at December 31, 2005, none outstanding at June 30, 2006 1 - ----------------- Total liabilities 161,820 85,565 Commitments and contingencies - - Stockholders' equity: New Preferred Stock, $.01 par value per share, stated value $1,000 per share, 500,000 shares authorized, 82,055 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2005, none outstanding at June 30, 2006 82,055 - Common stock, $.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 11,147,059 and 21,207,773 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2005 and June 30, 2006, respectively 111 212 Additional paid-in capital 41,667 232,716 Retained earnings accumulated (deficit) (15,442) 801 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,631) (1,594) ----------------- Total stockholders' equity 106,760 232,135 ----------------- Total Liabilities and stockholders' equity $268,580 $317,700 ================= CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited) For the Three Months Ended, June 30, June 30, ------------------ 2005 2006 ------------------ Revenues: Manufacturing operations (including revenues from affiliates of $17,050 and $5,182 for the three months ended June 30, 2005 and 2006, respectively) $149,284 $138,816 Railcar services (including revenues from affiliates of $5,509 and $4,531 for the three months ended June 30, 2005 and 2006, respectively) 11,437 12,734 ----------------- Total revenues 160,721 151,550 Cost of goods sold: Manufacturing operations (including costs related to affiliates of $15,475 and $4,800 for the three months ended June 30, 2005 and 2006, respectively) 135,399 123,618 Railcar services (including costs related to affiliates of $5,312 and $3,544 for the three months ended June 30, 2005 and 2006, respectively) 10,323 9,947 ----------------- Total cost of goods sold 145,722 133,565 Gross profit 14,999 17,985 Income related to insurance recoveries, net - 4,983 Selling, administrative and other 3,229 4,608 Stock based compensation expense - 1,419 ----------------- Earnings from operations 11,770 16,941 Interest income 109 429 Interest expense (including interest expense to affiliates of $346 and $0 for the three months ended June 30, 2005 and 2006, respectively) 1,296 103 Earnings (loss) from joint venture 180 (138) ----------------- Earnings before income tax expense 10,763 17,129 Income tax expense 4,264 6,308 ----------------- Net earnings $ 6,499 $ 10,821 ================= Less preferred dividends (4,570) - ----------------- Earnings available to common shareholders $ 1,929 $ 10,821 Net earnings per common share - basic $ 0.17 $ 0.51 Net earnings per common share - diluted $ 0.17 $ 0.51 Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic 11,147 21,208 Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted 11,147 21,289 ----------------- Dividends declared per common share $ - $ 0.03 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited) For the Six Months Ended, June 30, June 30, -------------------- 2005 2006 -------------------- Revenues: Manufacturing operations (including revenues from affiliates of $28,148 and $20,209 for the six months ended June 30, 2005 and 2006, respectively) $269,978 $305,306 Railcar services (including revenues from affiliates of $11,280 and $10,513 for the six months ended June 30, 2005 and 2006, respectively) 21,665 24,973 ----------------- Total revenues 291,643 330,279 Cost of goods sold: Manufacturing operations (including costs related to affiliates of $25,943 and $18,868 for the six months ended June 30, 2005 and 2006, respectively) 250,916 271,874 Railcar services (including costs related to affiliates of $9,106 and $8,115 for the six months ended June 30, 2005 and 2006, respectively) 18,575 20,160 ----------------- Total cost of goods sold 269,491 292,034 Gross profit 22,152 38,245 Gain related to insurance recoveries - 4,983 Selling, administrative and other 6,628 9,753 Stock based compensation expense - 4,969 ----------------- Earnings from operations 15,524 28,506 Interest income (including interest income from affiliates of $823 and $0 for the six months ended June 30, 2005 and 2006, respectively) 977 915 Interest expense (including interest expense to affiliates of $1,174 and $98 for the six months ended June 30, 2005 and 2006, respectively) 2,382 1,133 Earnings from joint venture 924 337 ----------------- Earnings before income tax expense 15,043 28,625 Income tax expense 6,006 10,543 ----------------- Net earnings $ 9,037 $ 18,082 ================= Less preferred dividends (9,090) (568) ----------------- Earnings (loss) available to common shareholders $ (53)$ 17,514 Net earnings (loss) per common share - basic $ (0.00)$ 0.87 Net earnings (loss) per common share - diluted $ (0.00)$ 0.87 Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic 11,147 20,116 Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted 11,147 20,220 ----------------- Dividends declared per common share $ - $ 0.06 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (In thousands, unaudited) For the Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, ------------------ 2005 2006 ------------------ Operating activities: Net earnings $ 9,037 $ 18,082 Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 3,229 4,915 Loss on the write-off of property, plant and equipment - 3,867 Write-off of deferred financing costs - 566 Stock based compensation - 5,064 Change in joint venture investment as a result of earnings (924) (337) Expense relating to pre-recapitalization liabilities 530 - Provision for deferred income taxes 4,619 (221) Provision for losses on accounts receivable 39 263 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable, net (4,897) 2,479 Accounts receivable, due from affiliate - 2,423 Business interruption insurance claim receivable - (8,000) Inventories (4,067) (20,039) Prepaid expenses (4,399) (1,465) Accounts payable 27,543 (8,785) Accounts payable, due to affiliate - (2,048) Accrued expenses and taxes 5,301 (2,546) Other (169) (239) ----------------- Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 35,842 (6,021) Investing activities: Purchases of property, plant and equipment (9,392) (21,036) Property insurance advance on Marmaduke tornado damage - 7,500 Repayment of note receivable from affiliate (Ohio Castings LLC) - 315 Acquisitions - (17,220) ----------------- Net cash used in investing activities (9,392) (30,441) Financing activities: Proceeds from sale of common stock - 205,275 Offering costs - (14,605) Preferred stock redemption - (82,056) Preferred stock dividends - (11,904) Common stock dividends - (636) Decrease in amounts due to affiliates (35,233) (20,473) Majority shareholder capital contribution - 275 Finance fees related to new credit facility - (265) Proceeds from debt issuance 30,770 - Repayment of debt (1,126) (40,232) ----------------- Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (5,589) 35,379 ----------------- Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 20,861 (1,083) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 6,943 28,692 ----------------- Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 27,804 $ 27,609 ================= *T -0- *T Three months Six months ended ended ------------------ ----------------- June 30, June 30, ------------------ ----------------- 2005 2006 2005 2006 ---------------------------------------------------- ----------------- Net earnings $ 6,499 $10,821 $ 9,037 $18,082 Income tax expense 4,264 6,308 6,006 10,543 Interest expense 1,296 103 2,382 1,133 Interest income (109) (429) (977) (915) Depreciation 1,704 2,596 3,229 4,857 ------- ------- ------- ------- EBITDA $13,654 $19,399 $19,677 $33,700 ======= ======= ======= ======= Stock based compensation expense - 1,514 - 5,064 ------- ------- ------- ------- Adjusted EBITDA $13,654 $20,913 $19,677 $38,764 ======= ======= ======= ======= *T

EBITDA represents net earnings (loss) before income tax expense (benefit), interest expense (income), net of amortization and depreciation of property and equipment. We believe EBITDA is useful to investors in evaluating our operating performance compared to that of other companies in our industry. In addition, our management uses EBITDA to evaluate our operating performance. The calculation of EBITDA eliminates the effects of financing, income taxes and the accounting effects of capital spending. These items may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to the overall operating performance of a company's business. EBITDA is not a financial measure presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or U.S. GAAP. Accordingly, when analyzing our operating performance, investors should not consider EBITDA in isolation or as a substitute for net earnings (loss), cash flows from operating activities or other statements of operations or statements of cash flow data prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Our calculation of EBITDA is not necessarily comparable to that of other similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA before stock based compensation expense related to a restricted stock grant and stock options. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors evaluating our operating performance compared to that of other companies in our industry. In addition, these charges are excluded from our calculation of EBITDA under our new revolving credit agreement entered into in January 2006. Management also uses Adjusted EBITDA in evaluating our operating performance. Adjusted EBITDA is not a financial measure presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Accordingly, when analyzing our operating performance, investors should not consider Adjusted EBITDA in isolation or as a substitute for net income, cash flows from operating activities or other statements of operations or statements of cash flow data prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Our calculation of Adjusted EBITDA is not necessarily comparable to that of other similarly titled measures reported by other companies.


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