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10/31/18
Compass Diversified Holdings Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Generates Revenue and Cash Flow Growth; Provides Shareholders with Stable and Sizeable Distribution

WESTPORT, Conn., Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI) ("CODI," "we," "our" or the "Company"), an owner of leading middle market businesses, announced today its consolidated operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2018.

Third Quarter 2018 Highlights

  • Generated Cash Provided by Operating Activities of $23.5 million for the third quarter of 2018, and Cash Flow Available for Distribution and Reinvestment ("CAD" or "Cash Flow") of $26.4 million for the third quarter of 2018;
  • Reported net income of $5.8 million for the third quarter of 2018;
  • Announced add-on acquisition of Ravin Crossbows, LLC ("Ravin") by CODI's subsidiary, Velocity Outdoor Inc. ("Velocity Outdoor");
  • Paid a third quarter 2018 cash distribution of $0.36 per share on CODI's common shares in October 2018, bringing cumulative distributions paid to $17.1552 per common share since CODI's IPO in May of 2006;
  • Paid a quarterly cash distribution of $0.453125 per share on the Company's 7.250% Series A Preferred Shares in October 2018;
  • Paid a quarterly cash distribution of $0.4921875 per share on the Company's 7.875% Series B Preferred Shares in October 2018.

"We continued to generate revenue and cash flow growth in the third quarter, led by the strong performance of our industrial businesses," said Elias Sabo, CEO of Compass Diversified Holdings. "We also continued to provide stable and sizeable distributions to shareholders, highlighting the benefit of our proven model of owning diverse and uncorrelated leading middle market businesses."

Mr. Sabo continued, "During the nine month 2018 period, CODI has completed six accretive acquisitions, capitalizing on a compelling opportunity to acquire Foam Fabricators while reinvesting in a number of our leading subsidiaries. During the third quarter, we are pleased to have added Ravin Crossbows, one of the most recognizable brands amongst crossbow enthusiasts, to the Velocity Outdoor portfolio of leading hunting, shooting and outdoor brands. Looking ahead, we will continue to draw upon our strong financial position to seek opportunities to further implement our disciplined investment strategy aimed at creating long-term shareholder value."

Operating Results
For the quarter ended September 30, 2018, CODI generated Cash Provided by Operating Activities of $23.5 million, as compared to Cash Provided by Operating Activities of $23.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2017. CODI reported Cash Flow (see Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures below) of $26.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $26.2 million for the prior year's comparable quarter. CODI's weighted average number of shares outstanding for the quarters ended September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017 were 59.9 million.

Cash Flow for the third quarter of 2018 reflects year-over-year earnings increases at the Company's Advanced Circuits, Arnold Magnetics, Clean Earth, Sterno Products and 5.11 businesses, offset by declines at the Company's Liberty, ErgoBaby and Manitoba Harvest businesses.

CODI's Cash Flow is calculated after taking into account all interest expense, cash taxes paid, preferred share distributions and maintenance capital expenditures, and includes the operating results of each of our businesses for the periods during which CODI owned them. However, Cash Flow excludes the gains from monetizing interests in CODI's subsidiaries, which have totaled over $770 million since going public in 2006.

Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 was $5.8 million, as compared to net income of $8.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of September 30, 2018, CODI had approximately $36.2 million in cash and cash equivalents, $497.5 million outstanding on its term loan facility, $400 million in Senior Notes and $233.0 million in outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facility.

The Company has no significant debt maturities until 2023 and had net borrowing availability of approximately $367 million at September 30, 2018 under its revolving credit facility.

Third Quarter 2018 Distributions
On October 4, 2018, CODI's Board of Directors (the "Board") declared a third quarter distribution of $0.36 per share on the Company's common shares (the "Common Shares"). The cash distribution was paid on October 25, 2018 to all holders of common shares as of October 18, 2018. Since its IPO in May of 2006, CODI has paid a cumulative distribution of $17.1552 per common share.

The Board declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.453125 per share on the Company's 7.250% Series A Preferred Shares (the "Preferred Shares"). The distribution on the Preferred Shares covered the period from and including July 30, 2018, up to, but excluding, October 30, 2018. The distribution for such period was paid on October 30, 2018 to all holders of record of Preferred Shares as of October 15, 2018.

The Board also declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.4921875 per share on the Company's 7.875% Series B Preferred Shares (the "Series B Preferred Shares"). The distribution on the Series B Preferred Shares covered the period from and including July 30, 2018, up to, but excluding, October 30, 2018. The distribution for such period was paid on October 30, 2018 to all holders of record of the Series B Preferred Shares as of October 15, 2018.

Conference Call
Management will host a conference call on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss the latest corporate developments and financial results. The dial-in number for callers in the U.S. is (855) 212-2368 and the dial-in number for international callers is (315) 625-6886. The access code for all callers is 1087134. A live webcast will also be available on the Company's website at www.compassdiversifiedholdings.com.

A replay of the call will be available through November 8, 2018. To access the replay, please dial (855) 859-2056 in the U.S. and (404) 537-3406 outside the U.S., and then enter the access code 1087134.

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
CAD, or Cash Flow, is a non-GAAP measure used by the Company to assess its performance, as well as its ability to sustain and increase quarterly distributions. A number of CODI's businesses have seasonal earnings patterns. Accordingly, the Company believes that the most appropriate measure of its performance is over a trailing or expected 12-month period. We have reconciled CAD, or Cash Flow, to Net Income and Cash Flow from Operating Activities on the attached schedules. We consider Net Income and Cash Flow from Operating Activities to be the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to CAD, or Cash Flow.

About Compass Diversified Holdings ("CODI")
CODI owns and manages a diverse family of established North American middle market businesses. Each of its current subsidiaries is a leader in its niche market.

CODI maintains controlling ownership interests in each of its subsidiaries in order to maximize its ability to impact long term cash flow generation and value. The Company provides both debt and equity capital for its subsidiaries, contributing to their financial and operating flexibility. CODI utilizes the cash flows generated by its subsidiaries to invest in the long-term growth of the Company and to make cash distributions to its shareholders.

Our ten majority-owned subsidiaries are engaged in the following lines of business:

  • The design and marketing of purpose-built tactical apparel and gear serving a wide range of global customers (5.11);
  • The manufacture of quick-turn, small-run and production rigid printed circuit boards (Advanced Circuits);
  • The manufacture of engineered magnetic solutions for a wide range of specialty applications and end-markets (Arnold Magnetic Technologies);
  • Environmental services for a variety of contaminated materials including soils, dredged material, hazardous waste and drill cuttings (Clean Earth);
  • The design and marketing of wearable baby carriers, strollers and related products (Ergobaby);
  • The design and manufacture of custom molded protective foam solutions and OE components (Foam Fabricators);
  • The design and manufacture of premium home and gun safes (Liberty Safe);
  • The manufacture and marketing of branded, hemp-based food products (Manitoba Harvest);
  • The manufacture and marketing of portable food warming fuels and creative ambience solutions for the hospitality and consumer markets (Sterno Products); and
  • The design, manufacture and marketing of airguns, archery products, optics and related accessories (Velocity Outdoor)

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to the future performance of CODI. Words such as "believes," "expects," "projects," and "future" or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements, and some of these factors are enumerated in the risk factor discussion in the Form 10-K filed by CODI with the SEC for the year ended December 31, 2017 and other filings with the SEC. Except as required by law, CODI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Compass Diversified Holdings

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets






September 30, 2018


December 31, 2017

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)



Assets




Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$

36,156



$

39,885


Accounts receivable, net

308,627



215,108


Inventories

328,548



246,928


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

38,479



24,897


Total current assets

711,810



526,818


Property, plant and equipment, net

226,270



173,081


Goodwill and intangible assets, net

1,487,019



1,112,206


Other non-current assets

12,666



8,198


Total assets

$

2,437,765



$

1,820,303






Liabilities and stockholders' equity




Current liabilities




Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

250,899



$

191,411


Due to related party

10,891



7,796


Current portion, long-term debt

5,000



5,685


Other current liabilities

16,181



7,301


Total current liabilities

282,971



212,193


Deferred income taxes

78,207



81,049


Long-term debt

1,104,348



584,347


Other non-current liabilities

18,212



16,715


Total liabilities

1,483,738



894,304


Stockholders' equity




Total stockholders' equity attributable to Holdings

896,318



873,208


Noncontrolling interest

57,709



52,791


Total stockholders' equity

954,027



925,999


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

2,437,765



$

1,820,303






 

 

Compass Diversified Holdings

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,

(in thousands, except per share data)

2018


2017


2018


2017

Net sales

$

448,700



$

323,957



$

1,239,150



$

921,330


Cost of sales

298,996



206,232



812,653



599,552


Gross profit

149,704



117,725



426,497



321,778


Operating expenses:








Selling, general and administrative expense

96,906



80,804



295,178



239,102


Management fees

10,982



8,277



32,842



24,308


Amortization expense

17,562



14,167



49,280



39,256


Impairment expense







8,864


Operating income

24,254



14,477



49,197



10,248


Other income (expense):








Interest expense, net

(15,699)



(6,945)



(35,465)



(22,499)


Loss on investment







(5,620)


Amortization of debt issuance costs

(927)



(1,004)



(2,978)



(2,940)


Other income (expense), net

492



2,020



(3,094)



2,950


Income (loss) from continuing operations before income
taxes

8,120



8,548



7,660



(17,861)


Provision (benefit) for income taxes

2,354



192



4,147



(2,002)


Net income (loss) from continuing operations

5,766



8,356



3,513



(15,859)


Gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of tax





1,165



340


 Net income (loss)

5,766



8,356



4,678



(15,519)


Less: Income from continuing operations attributable to 
noncontrolling interest

1,040



650



3,201



2,492


Net income (loss) attributable to Holdings

$

4,726



$

7,706



$

1,477



$

(18,011)










Basic income (loss) per common share attributable to Holdings








Continuing operations

$

(0.07)



$

0.10



$

(0.22)



$

(1.03)


Discontinued operations





0.02



0.01



$

(0.07)



$

0.10



$

(0.20)



$

(1.02)










Basic weighted average number of common shares
outstanding

59,900



59,900



59,900



59,900










Cash distributions declared per Trust common share

$

0.36



$

0.36



$

1.08



$

1.08










 

 

Compass Diversified Holdings

Summarized Statement of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

 






Nine Months Ended

(in thousands)

September 30, 2018


September 30, 2017

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

58,772



$

59,236


Net cash used in investing activities

(594,705)



(62,956)


Net cash provided by financing activities

531,288



7,862


Effect of foreign currency on cash

916



(2,427)


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(3,729)



1,715


Cash and cash equivalents — beginning of period

39,885



39,772


Cash and cash equivalents — end of period

$

36,156



$

41,487






 

 

Compass Diversified Holdings

Condensed Consolidated Table of Cash Flows Available for Distribution and Reinvestment

(unaudited)


Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,

(in thousands)

2018


2017


2018


2017

Net income (loss)

$

5,766



$

8,356



$

4,678



$

(15,519)


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash
provided by operating activities:








Depreciation and amortization

30,747



26,077



87,878



88,659


Impairment expense







8,864


Gain on sale of businesses, net





(1,165)



(340)


Amortization of debt issuance costs and original issue
discount

1,079



1,261



3,403



3,721


Unrealized (gain) loss on derivatives

(749)



(90)



(4,649)



1,178


Loss on investment in FOX







5,620


Noncontrolling stockholder charges

2,529



1,702



7,694



4,952


Excess tax benefit on stock compensation



(417)





(417)


Provision for loss on receivables

361



983



459



4,310


Other

(90)



(209)



46



494


Deferred taxes

(3,380)



(5,997)



(6,622)



(17,937)


Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(12,803)



(8,298)



(32,950)



(24,349)


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

23,460



23,368



58,772



59,236


Plus:








Unused fee on revolving credit facility

427



670



1,282



2,143


Successful acquisition costs

2,648



363



4,995



1,836


Integration services fee (1)

562



958



2,156



2,708


Realized loss from foreign currency effect (2)





1,364




Excess tax benefit on stock compensation



417





417


Changes in operating assets and liabilities

12,803



8,298



32,950



24,349


Other

95





885




Less:








Maintenance capital expenditures (3)

7,553



4,346



21,821



13,415


Payment of interest rate swap

358



935



1,444



3,050


Realized gain from foreign currency effect (2)

883



1,933





3,583


Preferred share distributions

4,773





8,398




Other (4)



616





3,980


Estimated cash flow available for distribution and
reinvestment

$

26,428



$

26,244



$

70,741



$

66,661


Distribution paid in April 2018/ 2017

$



$



$

21,564



$

21,564


Distribution paid in July 2018/ 2017





21,564



21,564


Distribution paid in October 2018/ 2017

21,564



21,564



21,564



21,564



$

21,564



$

21,564



$

64,692



$

64,692




(1)

Represents fees paid by newly acquired companies to the Manager for integration services performed during the first year of ownership, payable quarterly.

(2)

Reflects the foreign currency transaction gain/ loss resulting from the Canadian dollar intercompany loans issued to Manitoba Harvest.

(3)

Excludes growth capital expenditures of approximately $4.7 million and $7.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, and $19.2 million and $17.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

(4)

Includes amounts for the establishment of additional accounts receivable reserves related to a retail customer who filed bankruptcy during the first and third quarter of 2017.

 

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SOURCE Compass Diversified Holdings

Compass Diversified Holdings, Ryan J. Faulkingham, Chief Financial Officer, 203.221.1703, ryan@compassequity.com; Investor Relations and Media Contact: The IGB Group, Leon Berman, 212.477.8438, lberman@igbir.com