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Albany International Reports Third-Quarter 2020 Results

·10-min read

Albany International Corp. (NYSE:AIN) today reported operating results for its third quarter of 2020, which ended September 30, 2020.

"Our top priority remains the health and safety of our employees, and I am proud of our employees' commitment to keeping one another safe and our operations performing well," said Albany International President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Higgins.

"We are reporting another quarter of strong financial performance despite the challenging business conditions resulting from the pandemic. Over the past nine months, we’ve adjusted our headcount, controlled costs and executed well across our organization. These actions positioned us to deliver healthy third-quarter profit margins despite the effects of the economic downturn on our top line. Additionally, late in the third quarter we successfully reopened our three LEAP production facilities.

"The Company is well positioned to pursue our strategies for long-term growth in our markets with positive free cash flow, a strong balance sheet and ample liquidity. Our Machine Clothing segment is the global market leader with an unmatched reputation for product reliability, customer service and product innovation. We expect near-term Albany Engineered Composites results will be driven by our current portfolio of defense and commercial programs. Longer-term, we expect organic growth to be driven by additional conventional composite contract wins and the use of our proprietary 3D composite technologies in a broader array of demanding aerospace applications," concluded Higgins.

For the third quarter ended September 30, 2020:

  • Net sales were $212.0 million, down $59.1 million, or 21.8%, when compared to the prior year. Sales declined $46.6 million, or 38.9%, in the Engineered Composites segment driven by the temporary production halt on the LEAP program.

  • Gross profit of $87.3 million was 16.1% lower than the $104.1 million reported for the same period of 2019.

  • Selling, Technical, General, and Research (STG&R) expenses were $47.8 million, compared to $48.7 million in the same period of 2019. Revaluation of foreign currency balances increased STG&R by $1.3 million in 2020, compared to a decrease of $1.0 million in the same period of 2019.

  • Operating income was $38.8 million, compared to $55.7 million in the prior year, a decrease of 30.4%, as lower gross profit and higher restructuring expenses were partially offset by lower STG&R expenses.

  • The effective tax rate was 24.7% for the third quarter of each year. Income tax adjustments reduced third-quarter income tax expense by $3.0 million in 2020 and $1.5 million in 2019.

  • Net income attributable to the Company was $29.6 million ($0.92 per share), compared to $40.0 million ($1.24 per share) in Q3 2019. Adjusted earnings per share (or Adjusted EPS, a non-GAAP measure) was $0.96 per share in the third quarter of 2020, compared to $1.17 in the same period of last year.

  • Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) was $61.8 million, compared to $71.4 million in Q3 2019, a decrease of 13.5%.

Please see the tables below for a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to their comparable GAAP measures.

"We were very pleased with the Company's performance this quarter. We finished the quarter with a very strong balance sheet. We expect to continue to generate strong free cash flow during the balance of the year. Exploiting the strength of our balance sheet and strong operational performance, we have extended the Company's revolving credit agreement until October 2024," said Albany International Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Stephen Nolan. "We are also updating our full-year guidance, reflecting the strong operational performance the Company delivered in the third quarter."

Outlook for Full-Year 2020

Albany International is updating financial guidance for the full-year 2020:

  • Total company revenue of between $870 and $890 million;

  • Effective income tax rate, including tax adjustments, of 34% to 36%;

  • Total company depreciation and amortization of between $70 and $75 million;

  • Capital expenditures in the range of $45 to $55 million;

  • GAAP earnings per share of between $2.72 and $2.82;

  • Adjusted earnings per share of between $3.35 and $3.45;

  • Total company Adjusted EBITDA of $240 to $250 million;

  • Machine Clothing revenue of $555 to $565 million;

  • Machine Clothing Adjusted EBITDA of between $200 and $210 million;

  • Albany Engineered Composites (AEC) revenue between $315 to $325 million; and

  • Albany Engineered Composites Adjusted EBITDA of $75 to $85 million.

ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net sales

$

211,999

$

271,133

$

673,753

$

796,454

Cost of goods sold

124,697

167,026

393,999

495,394

Gross profit

87,302

104,107

279,754

301,060

Selling, general, and administrative expenses

39,518

39,841

118,167

121,602

Technical and research expenses

8,301

8,832

26,304

28,323

Restructuring expenses, net

710

(244

)

4,189

1,139

Operating income

38,773

55,678

131,094

149,996

Interest expense, net

2,242

3,987

10,042

13,035

Other expense/(income), net

(2,745

)

(1,628

)

13,915

(1,906

)

Income before income taxes

39,276

53,319

107,137

138,867

Income tax expense

9,686

13,194

37,504

35,075

Net income

29,590

40,125

69,633

103,792

Net income/(loss) attributable to the noncontrolling interest

1

116

(1,419

)

539

Net income attributable to the Company

$

29,589

$

40,009

$

71,052

$

103,253

Earnings per share attributable to Company shareholders - Basic

$

0.92

$

1.24

$

2.20

$

3.20

Earnings per share attributable to Company shareholders - Diluted

$

0.91

$

1.24

$

2.20

$

3.20

Shares of the Company used in computing earnings per share:

Basic

32,337

32,306

32,326

32,293

Diluted

32,344

32,317

32,333

32,305

Dividends declared per share, Class A and Class B

$

0.19

$

0.18

$

0.57

$

0.54

ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share data)

(unaudited)

September 30,
2020

December 31,
2019

ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents

$

215,304

$

195,540

Accounts receivable, net

210,326

218,271

Contract assets, net

104,853

79,070

Inventories

113,107

95,149

Income taxes prepaid and receivable

6,560

6,162

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

30,485

24,142

Total current assets

$

680,635

$

618,334

Property, plant and equipment, net

442,469

466,462

Intangibles, net

48,281

52,892

Goodwill

184,287

180,934

Deferred income taxes

38,387

51,621

Noncurrent receivables, net

36,228

41,234

Other assets

60,405

62,891

Total assets

$

1,490,692

$

1,474,368

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Accounts payable

$

46,740

$

65,203

Accrued liabilities

119,221

125,885

Current maturities of long-term debt

12

20

Income taxes payable

12,936

11,611

Total current liabilities

178,909

202,719

Long-term debt

418,000

424,009

Other noncurrent liabilities

134,903

132,725

Deferred taxes and other liabilities

9,022

12,226

Total liabilities

740,834

771,679

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Preferred stock, par value $5.00 per share; authorized 2,000,000 shares; none issued

Class A Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share; authorized 100,000,000 shares; 39,113,172 issued in 2020 and 39,098,792 in 2019

39

39

Class B Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share; authorized 25,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 1,617,998 in 2020 and 2019

2

2

Additional paid in capital

432,823

432,518

Retained earnings

749,678

698,496

Accumulated items of other comprehensive income:

Translation adjustments

(119,814

)

(122,852

)

Pension and postretirement liability adjustments

(49,436

)

(49,994

)

Derivative valuation adjustment

(10,409

)

(3,135

)

Treasury stock (Class A), at cost; 8,394,022 shares in 2020 and 8,408,770 shares in 2019

(256,074

)

(256,391

)

Total Company shareholders' equity

746,809

698,683

Noncontrolling interest

3,049

4,006

Total equity

749,858

702,689

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

1,490,692

$

1,474,368

ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Net income

$

29,590

$

40,125

$

69,633

$

103,792

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation

16,285

15,672

47,289

46,659

Amortization

1,997

1,582

7,017

6,305

Change in deferred taxes and other liabilities

3,074

13,548

12,434

12,802

Provision for write-off of property, plant and equipment

303

(5

)

536

1,101

Non-cash interest (income)/expense

(309

)

151

(138

)

454

Compensation and benefits paid or payable in Class A Common Stock

80

790

596

1,413

Fair value adjustment on foreign currency option

(64

)

Provision for credit losses from uncollected receivables and contract assets

(105

)

332

1,664

1,136

Foreign currency remeasurement loss/(gain) on intercompany loans

169

(1,049

)

15,750

(2,656

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities that provided/(used) cash:

Accounts receivable

(2,048

)

(10,282

)

6,069

(8,276

)

Contract assets

(7,923

)

(9,605

)

(27,932

)

(6,558

)

Inventories

4,585

(3,760

)

(20,043

)

(21,927

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(4,532

)

131

(6,989

)

(4,057

)

Income taxes prepaid and receivable

(454

)

304

(662

)

662

Accounts payable

(5,108

)

363

(15,491

)

7,837

Accrued liabilities

2,838

3,407

(8,063

)

(8,762

)

Income taxes payable

1,786

(5,611

)

3,741

1,619

Noncurrent receivables

(228

)

(339

)

169

(679

)

Other noncurrent liabilities

111

(2,251

)

(413

)

(4,411

)

Other, net

(388

)

(6

)

(1,474

)

139

Net cash provided by operating activities

39,659

43,497

83,693

126,593

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(9,349

)

(13,442

)

(31,320

)

(48,846

)

Purchased software

(109

)

(257

)

(155

)

(306

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(9,458

)

(13,699

)

(31,475

)

(49,152

)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Proceeds from borrowings

70,000

20,000

Principal payments on debt

(17,005

)

(58,006

)

(76,016

)

(95,014

)

Principal payments on finance lease liabilities

(335

)

(298

)

(6,798

)

(876

)

Taxes paid in lieu of share issuance

(490

)

(971

)

Proceeds from options exercised

5

33

25

105

Dividends paid

(6,144

)

(5,814

)

(18,424

)

(17,435

)

Net cash used in financing activities

(23,479

)

(64,085

)

(31,703

)

(94,191

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

4,545

(7,207

)

(751

)

(7,266

)

Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

11,267

(41,494

)

19,764

(24,016

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

204,037

215,233

195,540

197,755

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

215,304

$

173,739

$

215,304

$

173,739

Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to comparable GAAP measures

The following tables present Net sales and the effect of changes in currency translation rates:

(in thousands, except percentages)

Net sales as
reported, Q3
2020

Increase due to
changes in
currency
translation rates

Q3 2020 sales
on same basis
as Q3 2019
currency
translation rates

Net sales as
reported, Q3
2019

% Change compared
to Q3 2019,
excluding currency
rate effects

Machine Clothing

$

138,747

$

1,837

$

136,910

$

151,324

(9.5

)

%

Albany Engineered Composites

73,252

350

72,902

119,809

(39.2

)

%

Consolidated total

$

211,999

$

2,187

$

209,812

$

271,133

(22.6

)

%

(in thousands, except percentages)

Net sales as
reported, YTD
2020

Decrease due to
changes in
currency
translation rates

YTD 2020 sales
on same basis
as 2019
currency
translation rates

Net sales as
reported, YTD
2019

% Change compared
to 2019,
excluding currency
rate effects

Machine Clothing

$

428,782

$

(1,287

)

$

430,069

$

450,673

(4.6

)

%

Albany Engineered Composites

244,971

(136

)

245,107

345,781

(29.1

)

%

Consolidated total

$

673,753

$

(1,423

)

$

675,176

$

796,454

(15.2

)

%

The following tables present Gross profit and Gross profit margin:

(in thousands, except percentages)

Gross profit,
Q3 2020

Gross profit margin,
Q3 2020

Gross profit,
Q3 2019

Gross profit margin,
Q3 2019

Machine Clothing

$

71,471

51.5

%

$

79,225

52.4

%

Albany Engineered Composites

15,831

21.6

%

24,882

20.8

%

Consolidated total

$

87,302

41.2

%

$

104,107

38.4

%

(in thousands, except percentages)

Gross profit,
YTD 2020

Gross profit margin,
YTD 2020

Gross profit,
YTD 2019

Gross profit margin,
YTD 2019

Machine Clothing

$

227,734

53.1

%

$

234,040

51.9

%

Albany Engineered Composites

52,020

21.2

%

67,020

19.4

%

Consolidated total

$

279,754

41.5

%

$

301,060

37.8

%

Adjusted EBITDA for the current-year and comparable prior-year periods has been calculated as follows:

Three months ended September 30, 2020

(in thousands)

Machine Clothing

Albany Engineered
Composites

Corporate expenses
and other

Total Company

Operating income/(loss) (GAAP)

$

45,699

$

6,828

$

(13,754)

$

38,773

Interest, taxes, other income/(expense)

(9,183)

(9,183)

Net income/(loss) (GAAP)

45,699

6,828

(22,937)

29,590

Interest expense, net

2,242

2,242

Income tax expense

9,686

9,686

Depreciation and amortization expense

5,074

12,236

972

18,282

EBITDA (non-GAAP)

50,773

19,064

(10,037)

59,800

Restructuring expenses

384

358

(32)

710

Foreign currency revaluation (gains)/losses

1,422

(226)

(144)

1,052

Acquisition/integration costs

291

291

Pre-tax (income) attributable to noncontrolling interest

(22)

(22)

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)

$

52,579

$

19,465

$

(10,213)

$

61,831

Adjusted EBITDA margin (Adjusted EBITDA divided by Net sales-non-GAAP)

37.9

%

26.6

%

29.2

%

Three months ended September 30, 2019

(in thousands)

Machine Clothing

Albany Engineered
Composites

Corporate expenses
and other

Total Company

Operating income/(loss) (GAAP)

$

51,906

$

17,345

$

(13,573)

$

55,678

Interest, taxes, other income/(expense)

(15,553)

(15,553)

Net income/(loss) (GAAP)

51,906

17,345

(29,126)

40,125

Interest expense, net

3,987

3,987

Income tax expense

13,194

13,194

Depreciation and amortization expense

5,149

11,087

1,018

17,254

EBITDA (non-GAAP)

57,055

28,432

(10,927)

74,560

Restructuring expenses

(211)

(33)

(244)

Foreign currency revaluation (gains)/losses

(1,021)

341

(2,026)

(2,706)

Pre-tax (income) attributable to noncontrolling interest

(161)

(161)

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)

$

55,823

$

28,579

$

(12,953)

$

71,449

Adjusted EBITDA margin (Adjusted EBITDA divided by Net sales-non-GAAP)

36.9

%

23.9

%

26.4

%

Nine months ended September 30, 2020

(in thousands)

Machine Clothing

Albany Engineered
Composites

Corporate expenses
and other

Total Company

Operating income/(loss) (GAAP)

$

149,418

$

22,749

$

(41,073)

$

131,094

Interest, taxes, other income/(expense)

(61,461)

(61,461)

Net income/(loss) (GAAP)

149,418

22,749

(102,534)

69,633

Interest expense, net

10,042

10,042

Income tax expense

37,504

37,504

Depreciation and amortization expense

15,142

36,192

2,972

54,306

EBITDA (non-GAAP)

164,560

58,941

(52,016)

171,485

Restructuring expenses

1,414

2,606

169

4,189

Foreign currency revaluation (gains)/losses

(1,265)

501

14,705

13,941

Former CEO termination costs

2,742

2,742

Acquisition/integration costs

867

867

Pre-tax loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

1,412

1,412

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)

164,709

64,327

(34,400)

194,636

Adjusted EBITDA margin (Adjusted EBITDA divided by Net sales-non-GAAP)

38.4

%

26.3

%

28.9

%

Nine months ended September 30, 2019

(in thousands)

Machine Clothing

Albany Engineered
Composites

Corporate expenses
and other

Total Company

Operating income/(loss) (GAAP)

$

145,688

$

44,598

$

(40,290)

$

149,996

Interest, taxes, other income/(expense)

(46,204)

(46,204)

Net income/(loss) (GAAP)

145,688

44,598

(86,494)

103,792

Interest expense, net

13,035

13,035

Income tax expense

35,075

35,075

Depreciation and amortization expense

16,674

33,059

3,231

52,964

EBITDA (non-GAAP)

162,362

77,657

(35,153)

204,866

Restructuring expenses

1,125

18

(4)

1,139

Foreign currency revaluation (gains)/losses

(734)

655

(3,716)

(3,795)

Pre-tax (income) attributable to noncontrolling interest

(722)

(722)

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)

$

162,753

$

77,608

$

(38,873)

$

201,488

Adjusted EBITDA margin (Adjusted EBITDA divided by Net sales-non-GAAP)

36.1

%

22.4

%

25.3

%

Per share impact of the adjustments to earnings per share are as follows:

Three months ended September 30, 2020
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Pre tax
Amounts

Tax
Effect

After tax
Effect

Per share
Effect

Restructuring expenses

$

710

$

232

$

478

$

0.01

Foreign currency revaluation (gains)/losses

1,052

526

526

0.02

Acquisition/integration costs

291

87

204

0.01

Three months ended September 30, 2019
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Pre tax
Amounts

Tax
Effect

After tax
Effect

Per share
Effect

Restructuring expenses

$

(244

)

$

(67

)

$

(177

)

$

(0.01

)

Foreign currency revaluation (gains)/losses

(2,706

)

(744

)

(1,962

)

(0.06

)

Nine months ended September 30, 2020
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Pre tax
Amounts

Tax
Effect

After tax
Effect

Per share
Effect

Restructuring expenses

$

4,189

$

1,377

$

2,812

$

0.08

Foreign currency revaluation (gains)/losses(a)

13,941

(483

)

14,424

0.46

Former CEO termination costs

2,742

713

2,029

0.06

Acquisition/integration costs

867

259

608

0.03

(a) In Q1 2020, the company recorded losses of approximately $17 million in jurisdictions where it cannot record a tax benefit from the losses, which results in an unusual relationship between the pre-tax and after-tax amounts.

Nine months ended September 30, 2019
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Pre tax
Amounts

Tax
Effect

After tax
Effect

Per share
Effect

Restructuring expenses

$

1,139

$

330

$

809

$

0.02

Foreign currency revaluation (gains)/losses

(3,795

)

(1,073

)

(2,722

)

(0.08

)

The following table provides a reconciliation of Earnings per share to Adjusted Earnings per share:

Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,

Per share amounts (Basic)

2020

2019

2020

2019

Earnings per share (GAAP)

$

0.92

$

1.24

$

2.20

$

3.20

Adjustments, after tax:

Restructuring expenses

0.01

(0.01

)

0.08

0.02

Foreign currency revaluation (gains)/losses

0.02

(0.06

)

0.46

(0.08

)

Former CEO termination costs

0.06

Acquisition/integration costs

0.01

0.03

Adjusted Earnings per share

$

0.96

$

1.17

$

2.83

$

3.14

The calculations of net debt are as follows:

(in thousands)

September 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

March 31, 2020

December 31, 2019

Current maturities of long-term debt

$

12

$

17

$

20

$

20

Long-term debt

418,000

435,000

491,002

424,009

Total debt

418,012

435,017

491,022

424,029

Cash and cash equivalents

215,304

204,037

222,680

195,540

Net debt

$

202,708

$

230,980

$

268,342

$

228,489

The tables below provide a reconciliation of forecasted full-year 2020 Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS (non-GAAP measures) to the comparable GAAP measures:

Forecast of Full Year 2020 Adjusted EBITDA

Machine Clothing

AEC

(in millions)

Low

High

Low

High

Net income attributable to the Company (GAAP) (b)

$

181

$

189

$

24

$

32

Income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

(1

)

(1

)

Interest expense, net

Income tax expense

Depreciation and amortization

19

21

47

49

EBITDA (non-GAAP)

200

210

70

80

Restructuring expenses, net (c)

1

1

3

3

Foreign currency revaluation (gains)/losses (c)

(1

)

(1

)

Acquisition/integration costs (c)

1

1

Pre-tax (income)/loss attributable to non-controlling interest

1

1

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)

$

200

$

210

$

75

$

85

(b) Interest, Other income/expense and Income taxes are not allocated to the business segments

Forecast of Full Year 2020 Adjusted EBITDA

Total Company

(in millions)

Low

High

Net income attributable to the Company (GAAP)

$

88

$

91

Income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

(1

)

(1

)

Interest expense, net

13

14

Income tax expense

47

48

Depreciation and amortization

70

75

EBITDA (non-GAAP)

217

227

Restructuring expenses, net (c)

4

4

Foreign currency revaluation (gains)/losses (c)

14

14

Former CEO termination costs

3

3

Acquisition/integration costs (c)

1

1

Pre-tax (income)/loss attributable to non-controlling interest

1

1

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)

$

240

$

250

Total Company

Forecast of Full Year 2020 Earnings per share (basic) (d)

Low

High

Net income attributable to the Company (GAAP)

$

2.72

$

2.82

Restructuring expenses, net (c)

0.08

0.08

Foreign currency revaluation (gains)/losses (c)

0.46

0.46

Former CEO termination costs

0.06

0.06

Acquisition/integration costs (c)

0.03

0.03

Adjusted Earnings per share (non-GAAP)

$

3.35

$

3.45

(c) Due to the uncertainty of these items, we are unable to forecast these items for 2020; the amount shown represents the value incurred through the third quarter.

(d) Calculations based on shares outstanding estimate of 32.3 million.

About Albany International Corp.

Albany International is a global advanced textiles and materials processing company, with two core businesses. The Machine Clothing segment is the world’s leading producer of custom-designed fabrics and belts essential to production in the paper, nonwovens, and other process industries. Albany Engineered Composites is a rapidly growing supplier of highly engineered composite parts for the aerospace industry. Albany International is headquartered in Rochester, New Hampshire, operates 23 plants in 11 countries, employs over 4,000 people worldwide, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol AIN). Additional information about the Company and its products and services can be found at www.albint.com.

Non-GAAP Measures

This release, including the conference call commentary associated with this release, contains certain non-GAAP measures, including: net sales, and percent change in net sales, excluding the impact of currency translation effects (for each segment and on a consolidated basis); EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (for each segment and on a consolidated basis, represented in dollars or as a percentage of net sales); Net debt; and Adjusted earnings per share (or Adjusted EPS). Such items are provided because management believes that they provide additional useful information to investors regarding the Company’s operational performance.

Presenting Net sales and increases or decreases in Net sales, after currency effects are excluded, can give management and investors insight into underlying sales trends. Net sales, or percent changes in net sales, excluding currency rate effects, are calculated by converting amounts reported in local currencies into U.S. dollars at the exchange rate of a prior period. These amounts are then compared to the U.S. dollar amount as reported in the current period.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS are performance measures that relate to the Company’s continuing operations. EBITDA, or net income with interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization added back, is a common indicator of financial performance used, among other things, to analyze and compare core profitability between companies and industries because it eliminates effects due to differences in financing, asset bases and taxes. The Company calculates EBITDA by removing the following from Net income: Interest expense, net, Income tax expense, Depreciation and amortization expense. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated by: adding to EBITDA costs associated with restructuring, former CEO termination costs, and inventory write-offs associated with discontinued businesses; adding charges and credits related to pension plan settlements and curtailments; adding (or subtracting) revaluation losses (or gains); subtracting (or adding) gains (or losses) from the sale of buildings or investments; subtracting insurance recovery gains in excess of previously recorded losses; adding acquisition and related retention agreement expenses and subtracting (or adding) Income (or loss) attributable to the non-controlling interest in Albany Safran Composites (ASC). Adjusted EBITDA may also be presented as a percentage of net sales by dividing it by net sales. An understanding of the impact in a particular quarter of specific restructuring costs, former CEO severance costs, acquisition and related retention agreement expenses, currency revaluation, inventory write-offs associated with discontinued businesses, or other gains and losses, on net income (absolute as well as on a per-share basis), operating income or EBITDA can give management and investors additional insight into core financial performance, especially when compared to quarters in which such items had a greater or lesser effect, or no effect. Restructuring expenses in the MC segment, while frequent in recent years, are reflective of significant reductions in manufacturing capacity and associated headcount in response to shifting markets, and not of the profitability of the business going forward as restructured. Adjusted earnings per share (Adjusted EPS) is calculated by adding to (or subtracting from) net income attributable to the Company per share, on an after-tax basis: restructuring charges; former CEO severance costs; charges and credits related to pension plan settlements and curtailments; inventory write-offs associated with discontinued businesses; foreign currency revaluation losses (or gains); acquisition-related expenses; and losses (or gains) from the sale of investments.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EPS, as defined by the Company, may not be similar to similarly named measures of other companies. Such measures are not considered measurements under GAAP, and should be considered in addition to, but not as substitutes for, the information contained in the Company’s statements of income.

The Company discloses certain income and expense items on a per-share basis. The Company believes that such disclosures provide important insight into underlying quarterly earnings and are financial performance metrics commonly used by investors. The Company calculates the quarterly per-share amount for items included in continuing operations by using an income tax rate based on either the tax rates in specific countries or the estimated tax rate applied to total company results. The after-tax amount is then divided by the weighted-average number of shares outstanding for each period. Year-to-date earnings per-share effects are determined by adding the amounts calculated at each reporting period.

Net debt is, in the opinion of the Company, helpful to investors wishing to understand what the Company’s debt position would be if all available cash were applied to pay down indebtedness. The Company calculates Net debt by subtracting Cash and cash equivalents from Total debt. Total debt is calculated by adding Long-term debt, Current maturities of long-term debt, and Notes and loans payable, if any.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain statements, estimates, guidance or projections that constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined under U.S. federal securities laws. Generally, the words "believe," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "project," "will," "should," "look for," "guidance," "guide," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. Because forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties (including, without limitation, those set forth in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K or Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q), actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements in this release or in the webcast include, without limitation, statements about macroeconomic and paper-industry trends and conditions during 2020 and in future years; expectations in 2020 and in future periods of sales, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA (both in dollars and as a percentage of net sales), Adjusted EPS, income, gross profit, gross margin, cash flows and other financial items in each of the Company’s businesses, and for the Company as a whole; the timing and impact of production and development programs in the Company’s AEC business segment and the sales growth potential of key AEC programs, as well as AEC as a whole; the amount and timing of capital expenditures, future tax rates and cash paid for taxes, depreciation and amortization; future debt and net debt levels and debt covenant ratios; and changes in currency rates and their impact on future revaluation gains and losses. Furthermore, a change in any one or more of the foregoing factors could have a material effect on the Company’s financial results in any period. Such statements are based on current expectations, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Statements expressing management’s assessments of the growth potential of its businesses, or referring to earlier assessments of such potential, are not intended as forecasts of actual future growth, and should not be relied on as such. While management believes such assessments to have a reasonable basis, such assessments are, by their nature, inherently uncertain. This release and earlier releases set forth a number of assumptions regarding these assessments, including historical results, independent forecasts regarding the markets in which these businesses operate, and the timing and magnitude of orders for our customers’ products. Historical growth rates are no guarantee of future growth, and such independent forecasts and assumptions could prove materially incorrect in some cases.

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Contacts

John Hobbs
603-330-5897
john.hobbs@albint.com