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CORRECTING and REPLACING - Altra Reports First-Quarter 2017 Results

April 28, 2017

BRAINTREE, Mass., April 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a release issued under the same headline earlier today by Altra Industrial Motion Corp., please note that incorrect GAAP diluted EPS guidance appeared in the second paragraph under the "Business Outlook" section. GAAP diluted EPS guidance should have read, "1.63 to 1.73."  The Company's non-GAAP EPS guidance remains unchanged. In addition, an updated version of the corresponding reconciliation table is included in the corrected release below.  The corrected release follows:

Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (Nasdaq:AIMC), a global manufacturer and marketer of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products, today announced unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

Financial Highlights

  • First-quarter 2017 net sales were $215.4 million, up 19.3% from $180.5 million in the first quarter of 2016. The increase in net sales was driven by an organic sales increase of 1.6%, excluding the impact of foreign exchange, and a 19.2% increase related to the Stromag acquisition.
  • Gross margin increased 40 basis points year over year to 30.7%.
  • First-quarter net income was $10.3 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, compared with $8.8 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2016.
  • Non-GAAP net income in Q1 2017 was $15.3 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, compared with $9.9 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, a year ago.* 
  • Altra strengthened its balance sheet by issuing a notice in Q4 2016 to redeem its 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2031, all of which were converted or redeemed for cash as of January 12, 2017.

*Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Net Income:  
 Quarter Ended 
 March 31, 2017   March 31, 2016 
Net Income attributable to Altra Industrial Motion Corp.$10,326  $8,810 
Restructuring and consolidation costs$1,898  $1,553 
Loss on extinguishment of convertible debt 1,797   - 
Amortization of inventory fair value adjustment 2,347   - 
Acquisition related expenses 998   - 
Tax impact of above adjustments (2,091)  (464)
Non-GAAP net income*$15,275  $9,899 
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share*$0.53  $0.38 

*Reconciliation of Free Cash FlowQuarter Ended 
 March 31, 2017  March 31, 2016 
Net cash flows from operating activities$3,022  $6,050 
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (7,333)  (5,653)
Free cash flow*$(4,311)  $397 
In Thousands of Dollars, except per share amounts         

Management Comments

"We began 2017 with a strong first quarter in which the progress we made on our key strategic initiatives dovetailed with a modest improvement in certain of our more challenged end markets," said Carl Christenson, Altra's Chairman and CEO. "On the top line, we realized 1.6% organic growth - the largest increase in 9 quarters - and a 19% overall increase, including the impact of the Stromag acquisition and the effect of changes in foreign exchange rates. Our bottom line outpaced expectations, as we drove a 6% increase in GAAP EPS and a 39% increase in recurring EPS."

"Over the past two years, while several of our end markets were particularly slow, we were able to make substantial progress on our consolidation, supply chain and operational excellence initiatives. Our first quarter results reflect outstanding operating leverage now that some of these markets have started to rebound," Christenson said. "Provided these markets continue to improve, we are confident the improvements in our cost structure we achieved during the past two years will have a significant positive effect on our profitability."

"We are very pleased with the initial results of our recently acquired Stromag business, which we closed on December 30, 2016. We continue to be encouraged by the prospects of the Stromag acquisition and the synergies we expect to achieve," added Christenson. "The integration process is proceeding very well. We have already moved the Stromag production operations from one of the seller's US facilities, a facility in China and a facility in Brazil to existing Altra facilities. In addition, we are aggressively ramping up cross-selling activities and we are very pleased with the financial performance of the business in the first quarter." 

Business Outlook

"We accomplished a tremendous amount of work on our strategic initiatives in a relatively short period of time, and we now have the opportunity to capitalize on what appears to be the beginnings of an upturn in certain key end markets. Although we expect sales to these end markets to increase gradually, it appears we are finally coming off the bottom. At the same time, there remains much uncertainty so we remain cautious and will manage our business accordingly. Still, the success of our initiatives should enable us to enhance margins and accelerate profitability as our markets improve."    

Altra is raising its guidance for full year 2017, given that the Company's first-quarter performance exceeded its expectations and it is seeing improvement in certain of its end markets. Altra expects full-year 2017 sales in the range of $840 to $855 million, GAAP diluted EPS in the range of $1.63 to $1.73, and non-GAAP diluted EPS guidance in the range of $1.83 to $1.93. The Company expects its tax rate for the full year to be approximately 29% to 31% before discrete items. Altra expects capital expenditures in the range of $25 to $30 million and depreciation and amortization in the range of $35 to $37 million. *

   Fiscal Year 2017
  Fiscal Year 2017
Diluted earnings
per share
*Reconciliation of 2017 Non-GAAP Net Income and Diluted EPS Guidance (Amounts in millions except per share information)  
Net Income $47.7 - $50.6
 $1.63 - $1.73 
Adjustments (1)    
Restructuring and consolidation costs 3.0  
Acquisition related expenses 1.5  
Amortization of inventory fair value adjustment 2.3  
Loss on extinguishment of debt 1.8  
Tax impact of above adjustments** (2.7)  
Non-GAAP $53.6 - $56.5  $1.83 - $1.93
(1) Adjustments are pre-tax, with net tax impact listed separately  
(2) Tax impact is calculated by multiplying the estimated effective tax rate for the period of 31% by the above items.  

Conference Call

The Company will conduct an investor conference call to discuss its unaudited first-quarter 2017 financial results today, April 28, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The public is invited to listen to the conference call by dialing (877) 407-8293 domestically or (201) 689-8349 for international access. A live webcast of the call will be available in the "Investor Relations" section of www.altramotion.com. Individuals may download charts that will be used during the call at www.altramotion.com under presentations in the Investor Relations section. The charts will be available after earnings are released. A replay of the recorded conference call will be available at the conclusion of the call through midnight on May 12, 2017. To listen to the replay, dial (877) 660-6853 domestically or (201) 612-7415 for international access (conference ID #13659788). A webcast replay also will be available.

Altra Industrial Motion Corp. 
Consolidated Statements of Income Data:Quarter Ended    
In Thousands of Dollars, except per share amountsMarch 31, 2017    March 31, 2016    
 (Unaudited)    (Unaudited)    
Net sales$215,435    $180,453    
Cost of sales 149,268     125,823    
Gross profit$66,167    $54,630    
Gross profit as a percent of net sales 30.7%    30.3%   
Selling, general & administrative expenses 40,384      33,536    
Research and development expenses 6,223     4,564    
Restructuring Charges 1,898     1,553    
Income from operations$17,662    $14,977    
Income from operations as a percent of net sales 8.2%    8.3%   
Interest expense, net 1,705     2,896    
Other non-operating income, net (530)    (278)   
Loss on extinguishment of convertible debt 1,797     -    
Income before income taxes$14,690    $12,359    
Provision for income taxes 4,364     3,549    
Income tax rate 29.7%    28.7%   
Net income 10,326     8,810    
Weighted Average common shares outstanding            
Basic 28,763     25,740    
Diluted 28,897     25,759    
Net income per share            
Basic $0.36    $0.34    
Diluted$0.36    $0.34    
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Income From Operations:            
Income from operations$ 17,662    $14,977    
Restructuring and consolidation costs 1,898     1,553     
Amortization of inventory fair value adjustment 2,347     -     
Acquisition related expenses 998     -    
Non-GAAP income from operations *$22,905    $16,530    
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Net Income:            
Net income attributable to Altra Industrial Motion Corp.$10,326    $8,810    
Restructuring and consolidation costs 1,898     1,553    
Loss on extinguishment of convertible debt 1,797      -    
Amortization of inventory fair value adjustment 2,347      -    
Acquisition related expenses 998      -    
Tax impact of above adjustments (2,091)    (464)   
Non-GAAP net income *$15,275    $9,899    
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share *$0.53   (1)$0.38  (2)
(1) - tax impact is calculated by multiplying the estimated effective tax rate for the period of 29.7% by the above items 
(2) - tax impact is calculated by multiplying the estimated effective tax rate for the period of 29.9% by the above items 

Consolidated Balance Sheets  
In Thousands of DollarsMarch 31, 2017  December 31, 2016 
 Current Assets       
Cash and cash equivalents$52,937  $69,118 
Trade receivables, net 132,618   120,319 
Inventories 139,444    139,840 
Income tax receivable 2,714   607 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 17,448   10,429 
Assets held for sale 3,907   3,874 
Total current assets  349,068   344,187 
Property, plant and equipment, net 178,504   177,043 
Intangible assets, net 153,373   154,683 
Goodwill 192,861   188,841 
Deferred income taxes 1,333   2,510 
Other non-current assets, net 2,389   2,560 
Total assets$877,528  $869,824 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity       
Current liabilities       
Accounts payable$60,942  $60,845 
Accrued payroll 24,010   31,302 
Accruals and other current liabilities 35,882   35,080 
Income tax payable 6,992   706 
Current portion of long-term debt 340   43,690 
Total current liabilities 128,166   171,623 
Long-term debt, less current portion and net of unaccreted discount 317,649   325,969 
Deferred income taxes 52,767   61,084 
Pension liabilities 24,474   23,691 
Other long-term liabilities  7,025   4,109 
Total stockholders' equity 347,447   283,348 
Total liabilities, and stockholders' equity$877,528  $869,824 
Reconciliation to operating working capital:        
Trade receivables, net 132,618   120,319 
Inventories 139,444   139,840 
Accounts payable (60,942)  (60,845)
Operating working capital *$211,120  $199,314 

  Quarter Ended 
  March 31, 2017  March 31, 2016 
  (Unaudited)  (Unaudited) 
Cash flows from operating activities        
Net income $10,326  $8,810 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows:        
Depreciation  6,461   5,119 
Amortization of intangible assets  2,345   2,119 
Amortization of deferred financing costs  149   196 
(Gain)/loss on foreign currency, net  (144)  217 
Accretion of debt discount, net     968 
(Gain)/loss on disposal / impairment of fixed assets  (58)  448 
Loss on extinguishment of debt  1,797    
Stock based compensation  1,751   1,163 
Amortization of inventory fair value adjustment  2,347    
Changes in assets and liabilities:      
Trade receivables   (11,348)  (8,087)
Inventories  (1,365)  2,929 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  (6,997)  (6,832)
Other current assets and liabilities  (4,052)  (1,311)
Other operating assets and liabilities  1,810   311 
Net cash provided by operating activities  3,022   6,050 
Cash flows from investing activities        
Purchase of property, plant and equipment  (7,333)  (5,653)
Net cash used in investing activities  (7,333)  (5,653)
Cash flows from financing activities         
Payments on Revolving Credit Facility  (13,459)  (4,447)
Dividend payments  (3,904)   
Borrowing under Revolving Credit Facility  5,000    
Payments of equipment, working capital notes, mortgages and other debt  (267)  (1,281)
Cash paid for convertible debt  (954)   
Proceeds from mortgages and other debt     3,351 
Shares surrendered for tax withholding  (163)  (91)
Purchases of common stock under share repurchase program     (2,159)
Net cash used in financing activities  (13,747)  (4,627)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  1,877   (1,247)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents  (16,181)  (5,477)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year  69,118   50,320 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $52,937  $44,843 
Reconciliation to free cash flow:        
Net cash flows from operating activities  3,022   6,050 
Purchase of property, plant and equipment  (7,333)  (5,653)
Free cash flow * $(4,311) $397 

Altra Industrial Motion Corp.        
Selected Segment Data Quarter Ended
March 31,
In Thousands of Dollars, except per share amount 2017  2016 
Net Sales:         
Couplings, Clutches & Brakes $106,232  $75,623 
Electromagnetic Clutches & Brakes  63,878   57,349 
Gearing  47,028   48,920 
Eliminations  (1,703)  (1,439)
Total $215,435  $180,453 
Income from operations:         
Couplings, Clutches & Brakes $8,345  $6,291 
Electromagnetic Clutches & Brakes  7,593   6,463 
Gearing  5,525   5,762 
Restructuring and consolidation costs  (1,898)  (1,553)
Corporate  (1,903)  (1,986)
Total $17,662   $14,977 

About Altra Industrial Motion Corp.

Altra Industrial Motion Corp., through its subsidiaries, is a leading global designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products. The Company brings together strong brands covering over 40 product lines with production facilities in eleven countries. Altra's leading brands include Ameridrives Couplings, Bauer Gear Motor, Bibby Turboflex, Boston Gear, Delroyd Worm Gear, Formsprag Clutch, Guardian Couplings, Huco, Industrial Clutch, Inertia Dynamics, Kilian Manufacturing, Lamiflex Couplings, Marland Clutch, Matrix, Nuttall Gear, Stieber Clutch, Stromag, Svendborg Brakes, TB Wood's, Twiflex, Warner Electric, Warner Linear, and Wichita Clutch.

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* Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

As used in this release and the accompanying slides posted on the Company's website, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, non-GAAP income from operations and non-GAAP net income are each calculated using either net income or income from operations that excludes acquisition related expenses, restructuring costs, and other income or charges that management does not consider to be directly related to the Company's core operating performance. Non-GAAP gross profit is calculated using gross profit that excludes income or charges that management does not consider to be directly related to the Company's core operating performance. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income by GAAP weighted average shares outstanding (diluted). Non-GAAP free cash flow is calculated by deducting purchases of property, plant and equipment from net cash flows from operating activities. Non-GAAP operating working capital is calculated by deducting accounts payable from net trade receivables plus inventories.

Altra believes that the presentation of non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, non-GAAP free cash flow and non-GAAP operating working capital provides important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to the Company's financial condition and results of operations.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this release are forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate or imply future results, performance, achievements or events. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by phrases such as "believes," "expects," "potential," "continues," "may," "should," "seeks," "predicts," "anticipates," "intends," "projects," "estimates," "plans," "could," "designed", "should be," and other similar expressions that denote expectations of future or conditional events rather than statements of fact. Forward-looking statements also may relate to strategies, plans and objectives for, and potential results of, future operations, financial results, financial condition, business prospects, growth strategy and liquidity, and are based upon financial data, market assumptions and management's current business plans and beliefs or current estimates of future results or trends available only as of the time the statements are made, which may become out of date or incomplete. Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and investors must recognize that events could differ significantly from our expectations. These statements include, but may not be limited to, the expected financial impact of the Stromag acquisition, the statements under our "Business Outlook", our expectations regarding economic conditions, our expectations regarding the impact of foreign exchange rates, the impact of certain restructuring activities including on our profitability, and the Company's guidance for full year 2017.

In addition to the risks and uncertainties noted in this release, there are certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made. These include: (1) competitive pressures, (2) changes in economic conditions in the United States and abroad and the cyclical nature of our markets, (3) loss of distributors, (4) the ability to develop new products and respond to customer needs, (5) risks associated with international operations, including currency risks, (6) accuracy of estimated forecasts of OEM customers and the impact of the current global economic environment on our customers, (7) risks associated with a disruption to our supply chain, (8) fluctuations in the costs of raw materials used in our products, (9) product liability claims, (10) work stoppages and other labor issues, (11) changes in employment, environmental, tax and other laws and changes in the enforcement of laws, (12) loss of key management and other personnel, (13) risks associated with compliance with environmental laws, (14) the ability to successfully execute, manage and integrate key acquisitions and mergers, (15) failure to obtain or protect intellectual property rights, (16) risks associated with impairment of goodwill or intangibles assets, (17) failure of operating equipment or information technology infrastructure, (18) risks associated with our debt leverage and operating covenants under our debt instruments, (19) risks associated with restrictions contained in our Credit Facility, (20) risks associated with compliance with tax laws, (21) risks associated with the global recession and volatility and disruption in the global financial markets, (22) risks associated with implementation of our ERP system, (23) risks associated with the Svendborg, Guardian and Stromag acquisitions and integration and other acquisitions, (24) risks associated with the Company's investment in a manufacturing facility in China, (25) risks associated with certain minimum purchase agreements we have with suppliers, (26) risks associated with our exposure to variable interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates, (27) risks associated with interest rate swap contracts, (28) risks associated with our exposure to renewable energy markets, (29) risks related to regulations regarding conflict minerals, (30) risks related to restructuring and plant consolidations, and (31) other risks, uncertainties and other factors described in the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and annual reports on Form 10-K and in the Company's other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or in materials incorporated therein by reference. Except as required by applicable law, Altra Industrial Motion Corp. does not intend to, update or alter its forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. AIMC-E

Altra Industrial Motion Corp.Christian Storch, Chief Financial Officer



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