Third quarter summary:
- Sales for third quarter 2011 set a record at $398.8 million up 79%, compared to $222.8 million in the third quarter of 2010.
- Gross profit for third quarter 2011 was $53.0 million up 90%, compared to $27.9 million in 2010.
- Third quarter income from operations was a record $41.4 million up 231%, compared to $12.5 million last year.
- Earnings per common basic share for the third quarter were $0.50, compared to $0.12. Fully diluted earnings per common share for the third quarter were $0.42, compared to $0.11. On an adjusted basis, earnings per common basic share for the third quarter 2011 were $0.34 per share, compared to $0.12 in the third quarter of last year. Adjusted fully diluted earnings per share were $0.29 for the third quarter 2011, compared to $0.11 last year.
Statement of Chief Executive Officer:
“The results continue a strong upward trend,” states Titan CEO and Chairman Maurice M. Taylor. “The third quarter was outstanding for many reasons. The third quarter is normally Titan’s weakest due to routine factory maintenance shut downs during summer months, customer shut downs and employee vacation. Factory efficiency generally drops as a result. In addition, the summer weather was hot and our factories are not air conditioned.
Titan has recently hired hundreds of new employees, including those on long layoffs, which have had to be trained for skilled jobs. All of Titan employees, salary as well as hourly, have accomplished this with great team effort. I’m very proud to be a part of Titan’s leadership.
The backorder Titan has today is the largest we have ever seen and we will be hiring many more employees in the next few months. I believe every customer that I have talked with forecasts an increase in their orders for 2012. I hope to have Titan’s goals for revenue and EBITDA for 2012 by the first week of December 2011.
As you can see by the third quarter results, the goal of $1.4 billion revenue should be met and we will be well within the range of our revised goal of $175 to $200 million EBITDA for 2011.
Titan’s growth this year will be over 50% from last year and we will have an opportunity to match that growth next year. I appreciate that there are people who may not have as positive a view as I do, but when you review the yearly OEM forecast and talk with the end users of tires and wheels, whether its farmers, dealers, mining operators or construction companies, they are all positive. I have been to Europe, South America, Canada, and many places in the United States. It’s the same story. Titan has had more visitors from Africa, Indonesia, Russia and Australia this summer than any time ever before. Titan has and will be expanding every factory we own today over the next eight months.
I can assure you we would not be doing this if we thought there would be a pause in the business. Another unique item about the Titan group is while all this is going on we have developed ten new wheels and tires this past quarter and we will do another half dozen by year’s end.
That, my shareholders, is really impressive when you look at our growth.”
- September 2011 year-to-date sales were $1,084.1 million, compared to $648.9 million in 2010.
- September 2011 year-to-date gross profit was $173.6 million, compared to $87.9 million in 2010.
- Income from operations more than doubled for the first nine months of 2011 to $112.7 million, compared to $40.1 million in 2010.
- A noncash convertible debt charge of $16.1 million was recognized in conjunction with the first quarter exchange of $59.6 million in convertible notes for 6.6 million shares of Company stock.
- Earnings per common basic share year to date 2011 were $1.05, compared to $0.31 in 2010. Fully diluted earnings per share year to date 2011 were $0.89, compared to $0.30 in prior year. On an adjusted basis, earnings per common basic share for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 were $1.37 per share, compared to $0.36 for the same period last year. Adjusted fully diluted earnings per share year to date 2011 were $1.14, compared to $0.34 in 2010.
Sales: Titan recorded sales of $398.8 million for the third quarter of 2011, compared to third quarter 2010 sales of $222.8 million. The increase of 79% in revenue was primarily the result of the April acquisition of the Goodyear Latin American farm tire business, including the Sao Paulo, Brazil manufacturing facility which recorded sales of $93.6 million for the third quarter of 2011, and the increase in demand and pricing/mix improvements. Net sales for the first nine months of 2011 were $1,084.1 million, compared to $648.9 million in the same period last year.
Gross profit: For the third quarter of 2011, gross profit was $53.0 million, or 13.3% of net sales, compared to $27.9 million, or 12.5% of net sales for the third quarter of 2010. Year-to-date gross profit was $ 173.6 million, or 16.0% of sales for 2011, as compared to $87.9 million or 13.6% of sales for 2010. The increase in gross profit and income from operations was primarily related to increased sales levels which were driven by the acquisition of the Goodyear Latin American farm tire business as well as gains from improved plant utilization resulting from higher sales levels.
Selling, general and administrative expenses: SG&A expenses for the third quarter of 2011 were $8.5 million or 2.1% of net sales, compared to $ 12.0 million or 5.4% in 2010. The lower SG&A expenses as a percent of sales for the quarter were primarily the result of a decrease of approximately $11 million in the accrual for the CEO special performance award due to the drop in the Company’s stock price for the quarter offset by an increase in selling and marketing expenses at recently acquired facilities. Expenses for SG&A for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, were $50.4 million or 4.7% of net sales, compared to $36.0 million or 5.5% in 2010.
Income from operations: For the third quarter of 2011, income from operations was $41.4 million, or 10.4% of net sales, compared to $12.5 million, or 5.6% of net sales in 2010. Year-to-date income from operations was $112.7 million, or 10.4% of net sales in 2011, compared to $40.1 million, or 6.2% of net sales in 2010.
Interest expense: Interest expense was $6.6 million for the third quarter of 2011, compared to $5.9 million in 2010. Year-to-date interest expense was $19.0 million and $19.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively. The company’s interest expense year-to-date 2011 decreased from the previous year primarily as a result of the exchange agreement for $59.6 million of 5.625% convertible senior subordinated notes completed in the first quarter of 2011.
Noncash convertible debt conversion charge: The Company closed an exchange agreement converting approximately $59.6 million of the 5.625% convertible notes into approximately 6.6 million shares of the Company’s common stock. In connection with the exchanges, the company recognized a noncash charge of $16.1 million.
Earnings per share: Unadjusted basic earnings per common share were $0.50 and fully diluted were $0.42, as compared to basic and fully diluted earnings per share of $.12 and $.11 in 2010 respectively. Earnings per share for the third quarter, on an adjusted basis, were $0.34 and $0.29, basic and fully diluted respectively and earnings per share year-to-date, on an adjusted basis, were $1.37 and $1.14, basic and fully diluted respectively. Year to date 2010 adjusted earnings per share were $0.36 for basic and $0.34 for fully diluted.
Capital expenditures: Titan’s capital expenditures were $7.7 million for the third quarter of 2011 and $8.3 million for 2010. Year-to-date expenditures were $17.9 million for 2011 and $20.1 million for 2010.
Debt balance: Total debt was $317.9 million at September 30, 2011, compared to the balance at December 31, 2010 of $373.6 million. The reduction in debt is related to the exchange agreement in the first quarter 2011 to convert approximately $59.6 million of 5.625% convertible notes into approximately 6.6 million shares of the Company’s common stock.
Equity balance: The Company’s stockholders’ equity was $392.4 million at September 30, 2011 compared to $272.0 million at December 31, 2010.