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Baldwin (BLD) Announces Second Quarter FY2011 Results

SHELTON, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BLD), a global leader in process automation technology for the printing industry, today reported its financial results for the Company’s fiscal second quarter ended December 31, 2010.

Highlights

  • Orders increased 28% year-over-year, including acquired UV products
  • Sales up 8.9% year-over-year
  • Margins increased quarter-over-quarter
  • Mark T. Becker elected President & CEO effective October 1, 2010

Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results

The Company reported net sales of $42.2 million for the second quarter, an 8.9% increase over net sales of $38.8 million for the second quarter of the prior fiscal year. Currency translation had virtually no impact on sales for the quarter. Sales from the entities acquired on June 30, 2010 contributed $4.1 million.

Net loss for the second quarter was $0.6 million or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $0.4 million or $0.03 per diluted share for the comparable quarter in the prior year. Net loss after adjusting for the net of tax effect of restructuring expenses in the current quarter was $0.3 million, or $0.02 per diluted share.

EBITDA after adjustment for restructuring costs recorded during the quarter was $0.7 million, essentially equal to the EBITDA for the same quarter of the prior year. Cash flow from operations in the quarter was $1 million compared to $10.8 million in the second quarter of the prior year. Cash flow in the prior year quarter included $9.6 million proceeds from settlement of a patent infringement lawsuit.

Orders for the quarter were approximately $44.0 million, compared to $34.3 million for the second quarter of the prior year and $40 million for the prior quarter, an increase of 28% over the same quarter in the prior year and 10% over the prior quarter. Backlog at December 31, 2010 was $33.6 million compared to $31.8 million at September 30, 2010 and $29.9 million at June 30, 2010. Acquired entities contributed $5.4 million of orders for the quarter and comprised $4.2 million of the backlog at December 31, 2010.

Please refer to the attached schedule, “Non-GAAP Statements of Operations,” for a reconciliation of GAAP results to adjusted results.

Recent Press Releases

  • Baldwin in Compliance with NYSE Amex Listing Standards (December 14, 2010)
  • Baldwin Secures Over $4 million of New Orders in U.S. (December 8, 2010)
  • Baldwin Elects Paul J. Griswold as a Director (November 17, 2010)

Additional details, copies of these releases and other news are available at www.baldwintech.com.

Comments

President and CEO Mark T. Becker said, “Our order trends for both core and new UV products continue to improve. Year to date, orders exceeded those received during the comparable six-month period last year by 23%. Sales also improved during the first half of fiscal 2011 driven by strength in the Americas in equipment and the acquired UV products, which helped offset weakness in other parts of the world. Year to date sales in the core business has not yet recovered to prior year levels due to timing delays between when orders are received and when they are recorded as sales. The recent increased order activity is expected to have a favorable impact on our fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal 2012 sales.

“We have just completed a functional reorganization of the Company which will enable a consolidation of facilities and adjustment of headcount consistent with the current revenue level. We will be presenting a restructuring plan to the Board of Directors next week for implementation during the third quarter. The restructuring undertaken in the second quarter was a small first step in that larger overall plan. The resulting leaner organization will reposition the Company for profitability and improved cash flow and will also position us to refinance our credit facilities prior to the end of their terms,” Becker concluded.

Vice President and CFO John P. Jordan added, “Our ongoing margin initiatives (global sourcing, manufacturing in lower cost countries and standardization of components and controls), combined with increased sales over the prior quarter and the influence of the higher-margin UV business, helped increase margins from 28.1% in the prior quarter to 29.5% in the current quarter. We anticipate that these initiatives will continue to contribute to margin growth.

“Aggressive execution of our inventory reduction initiatives eliminated $1.3 million of inventory (net of foreign exchange impact) during the current quarter. Our new global organization structure and ongoing focus on working capital management are expected to contribute to cash flow in future quarters.

“The debt due under the existing Bank of America credit agreement has been classified as current due to its maturity within one year. The Company met its credit agreement covenant targets during the second quarter, and we anticipate a continuing ability to comply with the covenants and to refinance the Company’s credit facilities during 2011. Our internal cash-generating capability is expected to provide adequate liquidity to carry out our operating and restructuring plans,” Jordan concluded.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release contains non-GAAP financial measures. For purposes of Regulation G, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s historical or future financial performance, financial position or cash flows that excludes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding amounts, that are included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statements of income, balance sheets, or statements of cash flows of the Company; or includes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of including amounts, that are excluded from the most directly comparable measure so calculated and presented. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, the Company has provided reconciliations of each of the non-GAAP financial measures contained herein to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP measures are provided because management of the Company uses these financials measures as an indicator of business performance in maintaining and evaluating the Company’s on-going financial results and trends. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP measures in assessing the performance of the Company’s ongoing operations and liquidity and when planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP measures also facilitate management’s internal comparisons to the Company’s historical operating results and liquidity.

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host a conference call to discuss the financial results and business outlook today at 11:00 AM Eastern Time. Call in information is below:

Conference Call Access:
Domestic: 888-972-6405
International: 210-234-0045
Passcode: Baldwin Q2
Rebroadcast Access:
Domestic: 866-420-4824
International: 203-369-0786

An archived webcast of the conference call will also be available on the Company’s web site http://www.baldwintech.com or http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=163363.

Leading the call will be Baldwin President and CEO Mark T. Becker and Vice President and CFO John P. Jordan.

About Baldwin

Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. is a leading international supplier of process automation equipment and related consumables for the printing, publishing and packaging industries. Baldwin offers its customers a broad range of market-leading technologies, products and systems that enhance the quality of printed products and improve the economic and environmental efficiency of the printing process. Headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, the Company has operations strategically located in the major print media markets and distributes its products via a global sales and service infrastructure. Baldwin’s technology and products include cleaning systems, fluid management and ink control systems, web press protection systems and drying and curing systems and related consumables. For more information, visit http://www.baldwintech.com.

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Cautionary Statement

Certain statements contained in this News Release constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding expected revenue, gross margins, operating income (loss), EBITDA, asset impairments, expectations concerning the reductions of costs, the level of customer demand and the ability of the Company to achieve its stated objectives. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward- looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: the severity and length of the current economic downturn, the impact of the economic downturn on the availability of credit for the Company’s customers, the ability of the Company to maintain ongoing compliance with the terms of its amended credit agreement, market acceptance of and demand for the Company’s products and resulting revenue, the ability of the Company to successfully expand into new territories, the ability of the Company to meet its stated financial and operational objectives, the Company’s dependence on its partners (both manufacturing and distribution), and other risks and uncertainties detailed in the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The words “looking forward,” “looking ahead, ” “believe(s),” “should,” “may,” “expect(s),” “anticipate(s),” “project(s),” ” likely,” “opportunity,” and similar expressions, among others, identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statement was made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this news release.

Baldwin Technology Company, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)

Quarter ended December 31,
2010 2009
Net sales $ 42,203 $ 38,751
Cost of goods sold 29,764 27,093
Gross profit 12,439 11,658
Operating expenses 12,502 11,551
Restructuring 455
Operating (loss) income (518 ) 107
Interest expense, net 495 485
Other (income) expense, net (24 ) 26
Loss before income taxes (989 ) (404 )
(Benefit) provision for income taxes (371 ) 12
Net loss $ (618 ) $ (416 )
Net loss per share – basic and diluted $ (0.04 ) $ (0.03 )
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic 15,604 15,461
Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted 15,604 15,461
Six Months ended December 31,
2010 2009
Net sales $ 80,654 $ 74,925
Cost of goods sold 57,402 52,847
Gross profit 23,252 22,078
Operating expenses 25,708 23,581
Restructuring 647
Legal settlement (income), net of expenses (9,266 )
Operating (loss) income (3,103 ) 7,763
Interest expense, net 1,035 2,200
Other income, net 148 202
(Loss) income before income taxes (4,286 ) 5,361
(Benefit) provision for income taxes (2,556 ) 1,879
Net (loss) income $ (1,730 ) $ 3,482
Net income per share – basic and diluted $ (0.11 ) $ 0.23
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic 15,586 15,421
Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted 15,586 15,472
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

Dec. 31, 2010 June 30, 2010
Assets
(unaudited) (audited)
Cash and equivalents $ 15,554 $ 15,710
Trade receivables 31,636 28,668
Inventory 21,379 20,839
Prepaid expenses and other 5,903 6,261
Total current assets 74,472 71,478
Property, plant and equipment 5,649 6,095
Intangible assets 31,954 31,201
Other assets 16,000 13,722
Total assets $ 128,075 $ 122,496
Liabilities
Loans payable $ 6,156 $ 4,525
Current portion of long-term debt 16,095 389
Other current liabilities 36,660 37,340
Total current liabilities 58,911 42,254
Long-term debt 2,132 16,066
Other long-term liabilities 12,070 12,427
Total liabilities 73,113 70,747
Shareholders’ equity 54,962 51,749
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 128,075 $ 122,496
Baldwin Technology Company, Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Adjusted Results

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)

Quarter ended December 31, 2010 As Reported Adjustments As Adjusted
Restructuring
$
455
$ (455
)(a)
$
(1)
Operating loss (518 ) 455 (63 )(1)
Loss before income taxes (989 ) 455 (534 )(1)
Provision for income taxes (371 ) 152 (219 )(1)
Net loss $ (618 ) $ 303 $ (315 )(1)
Net loss per share:
($0.04 ) $ 0.02
($0.02
)(1)
Basic and Diluted
(a) Adjustment represents restructuring charges for the three month period.
EBITDA Calculation (1)
As Reported
Adjustments
As Adjusted
Net (loss) income
$
(618
)
$ 303 $ (315 )
Add back:
(Benefit) provision for income taxes (371 ) 152 (219 )
Interest, net 495 495
Depreciation and amortization 786 786
EBITDA $ 292 $ 455 $ 747
Quarter ended December 31, 2009
EBITDA Calculation (1)
As Reported
Net loss
$ (416
)
Add back:
Provision for income taxes
12
Interest, net
485
Depreciation and amortization
672
EBITDA
753
Six months ended December 31, 2010
As Reported
Adjustments
As Adjusted
Cost of goods sold
$ 57,402 $ (243
)(a)
$
57,159
(1)
Gross profit 23,252 243
23,495
(1)
Operating expenses 25,708 (878 )(b)
24,830
(1)
Restructuring 647 (647 )(c)
(1)
Operating (loss) income (3,103 ) 1,768 (1,335 )(1)
Interest expense, net 1,035 (118 )(d)
917
(1)
(Loss) income before income taxes (4,286 ) 1,886 (2,400 )(1)
(Benefit) provision for income taxes (2,556 ) 646 (1,910 )(1)
Net loss $ (1,730 ) $ 1,240 $ (490 )(1)
Net loss per share:
Basic and Diluted ($0.11 )
$0.08
($0.03
)(1)
(a) Adjustment represents step up charge associated with Nordson acquisition.

(b) Adjustment represents non-routine termination costs for former CEO.

(c) Adjustment represents restructuring charges for the six month period.

(d) Adjustment represents non-routine charges for financing agreement changes.

EBITDA Calculation (1)
As Reported
Adjustments
As Adjusted
Net loss
$
(1,730
)
$ 1,240 $ (490 )
Add back:
(Benefit) provision for income taxes
(2,556 ) 646 (1,910 )
Interest, net 1,035 (118 ) 917
Depreciation and amortization 1,450 1,450
EBITDA $ (1,801 ) $ 1,768 $ (33 )
Six months ended December 31, 2009
As Reported
Adjustments
As Adjusted
Operating expenses
$
23,581
$
911
(e)
$
22,670
(1)
Legal settlement (income), net of expense (9,266 )
(9,266)
(f)
(1)
Operating income (loss) 7,763 8,355
(592)
(1)
Interest expense, net 2,200
1,183
(g)
1,017
(1)
Income (loss) before income taxes 5,361 7,172
(1,811)
(1)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 1,879 1,883
(4)
(1)
Net income (loss) $ 3,482 $ 5,289 $
(1,807)
(1)
Net income (loss) per share:
Basic and Diluted
$ 0.23 $ 0.34 $
(0.12)
(1)
(e) Adjustment represents non-routine charges for special investigation costs.

(f) Adjustment represents non-routine income associated with a legal settlement, net of expenses.

(g) Adjustment represents non-routine charges for debt financing costs.

EBITDA Calculation (1)
As Reported
Adjustments
As Adjusted
Net income (loss)
3,482
5,289 (1,807 )
Add back:
Provision for income taxes
1,879 1,883 (4 )
Interest, net 2,200 1,183 1,017
Depreciation and amortization 1,331 1,331
EBITDA 8,892 8,355 537
Net Debt Calculation (1)
Dec 31, 2010
Sept 30, 2010
June 30, 2010
Loans payable
$
6,156
$ 5,391 $ 4,525
Current portion of long-term debt 16,095 389 389
Long-term debt 2,132 17,877 16,066
Total Debt 24,383 23,657 20,980
Cash 15,554 13,891 15,710
Net debt $ 8,829 $ 9,766 $ 5,270

(1) Restructuring, Cost of good sold, Gross profit, Operating expenses, Legal Settlement, Operating (loss) income, Income (loss) before income taxes, Provision for income taxes, Net income (loss) and Net income (loss) per share, as adjusted, as well as EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) and Net Debt are not measures of performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and should not be considered alternatives for, or in isolation from, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Baldwin’s management believes that EBITDA and Net Debt and the other non-GAAP measures listed above provide meaningful supplemental information regarding Baldwin’s current financial performance and prospects for the future. Baldwin believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP measures in assessing the performance of Baldwin’s ongoing operations and liquidity, and when planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP measures also facilitate management’s internal comparisons to Baldwin’s historical operating results and liquidity. Our presentations of these measures, however, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Contact:

Baldwin Technology Company, Inc.
Helen Oster, 203-402-1004
hposter@baldwintech.com
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