Calgon Carbon Announces Third Quarter Results
PITTSBURGH, PA – 10/31/2008
Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008.
The company reported net income of $6.3 million for the third quarter of 2008, as compared to net income of $4.9 million for the third quarter of 2007. On a fully diluted basis, net income per common share for the third quarter of 2008 was $0.12, as compared to fully diluted net income per common share of $0.10 for the third quarter of 2007.
Income from operations for the third quarter of 2008 was $12.3 million versus income from operations of $6.5 million for the comparable period in 2007.
Net sales for the third quarter of 2008, were $99.1 million versus third quarter 2007 sales of $84.9 million, an increase of 16.7%. Currency translation had a $1.0-million positive impact on sales for the third quarter of 2008 due to the strong Euro.
For the third quarter of 2008, sales of the Activated Carbon and Service segment increased by 17.8% versus the third quarter of 2007. The increase was due to higher pricing and volume for activated carbon products and services in the environmental water treatment, potable water treatment, and food industries. Equipment sales increased 26.0% versus the third quarter of 2007. The increase resulted from higher demand for carbon adsorption and odor control equipment and from systems that utilize ultraviolet light for disinfection of drinking water. A 33.4% decrease in Consumer sales for the third quarter of 2008 was attributable to lower demand for activated carbon cloth in the medical sector and for the company’s PreZerve® products.
Net sales less the cost of products sold as a percentage of net sales for the third quarter of 2008 was 33.9% versus 32.1% for the third quarter of 2007. The increase was due primarily to higher pricing on certain activated carbon and service products.
Selling, administrative and research expenses for the third quarter of 2008 increased 6.4% versus the third quarter of 2007. The increase was principally due to higher legal expenses related to the Department of Commerce’s administrative review of its April 2007 anti-dumping order on certain activated carbon products from China. Selling, administrative and research expenses as a percentage of sales were 17.5% as compared to 19.2% for the third quarter of 2007.
For the third quarter of 2008, the company’s tax provision was $4.0 million versus $0.4 million for the comparable period in 2007. The third quarter tax rates for 2008 and 2007 were 38.0% and 8.0%, respectively. The tax rate for the third quarter of 2007 was favorably impacted by the reversal of uncertain tax position liabilities due to statute expirations. The company estimates that its 2008 full-year effective tax rate to be 36.0%
Calgon Carbon’s board of directors did not declare a quarterly dividend.
Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 was $30.5 million versus $11.4 million for the comparable period of 2007. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 included a non-recurring after-tax gain of $5.7 million from the settlement of a lawsuit and a non-recurring after-tax gain of $3.2 million related to the sale of the company’s charcoal business. Fully diluted net income per common share for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 was $0.58. Fully diluted net income per common share for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 was $0.24.
Income from operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 was $46.0 million as compared to income from operations of $20.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2007.
Commenting on the results, John Stanik, Calgon Carbon’s chairman, president and chief executive officer said, “Once again, both revenue and operating income increased quarter-over-quarter. In addition, gross margin improved, both year-over-year and sequentially. We are pleased with the third quarter performance and with our continued progress in offsetting cost increases in raw materials, energy and transportation.
During the quarter we also reduced debt by 55.0% from year-end 2007. This was achieved by exchanging outstanding Senior Convertible Notes for Calgon Carbon common stock. We completed similar transactions in the fourth quarter which further reduced total outstanding debt to approximately $12.0 million. Today our company has unprecedented growth opportunities coupled with a strong balance sheet which provides financial flexibility.”
Calgon Carbon Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global leader in services and solutions for making water and air safer and cleaner.
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for forward-looking statements. This document contains certain statements that are forward-looking relative to the company’s future strategy and performance. They involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the company’s actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
(Dollars in thousands)
|September 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 37,263||$ 30,304|
|Other current assets||25,081||20,546|
|Total current assets||213,864||189,678|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||114,340||105,512|
|Total assets||$ 380,196||$ 348,140|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Short-term debt||$ 1,606||$ 1,504|
|Current portion of long-term debt||32,919||62,507|
|Other current liabilities||54,309||55,750|
|Total current liabilities||88,834||119,761|
|Total shareholders’ equity||251,937||172,249|
|Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity||$ 380,196||$ 348,140|
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income
(Dollars in thousands except per share data)
|Quarter Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|September 30,||September 30,|
|Net Sales||$ 99,069||$ 84,861||$ 297,876||$ 256,319|
|Cost of Products Sold||65,461||57,642||198,247||175,622|
|Depreciation and Amortization||4,036||4,427||12,161||13,019|
|Selling, Administrative & Research||17,311||16,272||50,756||47,622|
|Gain from AST Settlement||–||–||(9,250)||–|
|Income from Operations||12,261||6,520||45,962||20,056|
|Interest Expense – Net||(582)||(908)||(2,200)||(3,066)|
|Other Expense – Net||(1,157)||(482)||(1,727)||(1,293)|
|Income From Continuing Operations Before Income Tax and||10,522||5,130||42,035||15,697|
|Equity in Income from Equity Investments|
|Income Tax Provision||4,024||396||15,145||5,923|
|Income from Continuing Operations Before Equity in|
|Income from Equity Investments||6,498||4,734||26,890||9,774|
|Equity in Income from Equity Investments||38||310||337||1,766|
|Income from Continuing Operations||6,536||5,044||27,227||11,540|
|Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations||(211)||(96)||3,236||(96)|
|Net Income||$ 6,325||$ 4,948||$ 30,463||$ 11,444|
|Net Income per Common Share|
|Income from Continuing Operations||$ .16||$ .12||$ .67||$ .28|
|Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations||$ (.01)||$ –||$ .08||$ –|
|Total||$ .15||$ .12||$ .75||$ .28|
|Income from Continuing Operations||$ .12||$ .10||$ .52||$ .24|
|Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations||$ –||$ –||$ .06||$ –|
|Total||$ .12||$ .10||$ .58||$ .24|
|Weighted Average Shares|
Segment Data – Continuing Operations
|Segment Sales||3Q08||3Q07||YTD 2008||YTD 2007|
|Activated Carbon and Service||85,219||72,322||257,401||215,728|
|Total Sales (thousands)||$ 99,069||$ 84,861||$ 297,876||$ 256,319|
|Operating Income (loss)*||3Q08||3Q07||YTD 2008||YTD 2007|
|Activated Carbon and Service||15,941||10,705||53,083||32,197|
|Income from Operations (thousands)||$ 16,297||$ 10,947||$ 58,123||$ 33,075|
|*Before depreciation and amortization|