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Synalloy Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

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Synalloy Corporation (Nasdaq: SYNL) ("Synalloy" or the "Company"), an industrials company focused on the production and distribution of piping, tubing and specialty chemicals, is reporting its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

First Quarter 2021 Summary

(in millions, expect per share and margin)

Q1 2021

Q4 2020

Q1 2020

Net Sales

$69.8

$55.9

$74.7

Gross Profit

$8.7

$6.1

$7.2

Gross Profit Margin

12.5%

11.0%

9.6%

Net Income (Loss)

$1.1

$(8.6)

$(1.2)

Diluted Earnings (Loss) per share

$0.12

$(0.94)

$(0.13)

Adjusted EBITDA

$4.9

$3.0

$2.6

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

7.0%

5.4%

3.5%

Management Commentary

"The first quarter marked incremental progress in our ongoing efforts to drive operational efficiencies as we continued to deliver the high-quality products and services that our customers have come to expect," said Chris Hutter, interim president and CEO of Synalloy. "Despite lingering macroeconomic headwinds resulting from COVID-19 within our end markets in the early part of the quarter, we achieved sequential net sales growth across both of our segments, while simultaneously driving improvements in profitability.

"We firmly believe that growth is driven by high caliber talent across all levels of the business and that our people are pivotal to our success. To that end, I am very proud that we have added a proven steel industry leader, Tim Lynch, to manage the Company’s Metals Segment. Tim brings diverse and relevant experience from global industry leaders, including US Steel and Outokumpu, along with an insatiable drive to win. We are confident Tim will deliver an immediate improvement in operational execution and procurement efficiencies to help the businesses in our Metals Segment realize their potential.

"With the work we’ve put in to start the year, we are instilling a growth-oriented culture that we believe will accelerate future successes. Additionally, we are working towards further improving our customer and vendor relationships to ensure we are delivering best-in-class service and being viewed as a highly valued partner, which we anticipate will lead to a more effective sales process in the coming quarters. We still have much work to do, but we are establishing the necessary foundation that will enable Synalloy to return to profitable growth."

First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Net sales were $69.8 million compared to $74.7 million in the prior year period. The decline in sales was primarily attributable to the impact of the second quarter 2020 curtailment of our Palmer operations, as well as lower pipe and tube shipments primarily driven by delays in production and deliveries due to the ongoing macro-economic challenges with COVID-19.

Gross profit increased 22% to $8.7 million, or 12.5% of net sales, compared to $7.2 million, or 9.6% of net sales, in the first quarter of 2020. The increase in both gross profit and gross profit margin was primarily driven by effective cost-control within the supply chain, higher surcharge levels in our metals segment and continuing to gain operational efficiencies in both segments.

Net income increased to $1.1 million, or $0.12 diluted earnings per share, compared to a net loss of $(1.2) million, or $(0.13) diluted earnings per share, in the first quarter of 2020. In addition to the above cited increases in gross margin, net income also benefited from lower corporate expenses.

Adjusted EBITDA increased 85% to $4.9 million compared to $2.6 million in the first quarter of 2020. Adjusted EBITDA margin also improved 350 basis points to 7.0% compared to 3.5% in the prior year period.

Segment Results

MetalsNet sales in the first quarter of 2021 were $55.2 million compared to $60.7 million in the first quarter of 2020. Net income in the first quarter was $2.5 million compared to $0.9 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter was $4.9 million compared to $3.3 million in the prior year period. As a percentage of segment net sales, adjusted EBITDA improved 340 basis points to 8.8% compared to 5.4% in the first quarter of 2020.

Specialty ChemicalsNet sales in the first quarter of 2021 increased 4% to $14.6 million compared to $14.0 million in the first quarter of 2020. Net income in the first quarter increased to $1.1 million compared to $0.5 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter increased to $1.5 million compared to $0.9 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA margin improved 350 basis points to 10.1% compared to 6.6% in the first quarter of 2020.

Liquidity

On January 15, 2021, the Company and its subsidiaries entered into a new Credit Agreement providing the Company with a new four-year revolving credit facility with up to $150 million of borrowing capacity. The Credit Agreement refinances and replaces the Company’s previous $100 million revolving line of credit and the remaining portion of the Company’s $20 million term loan. As of March 31, 2021, total debt was $63.8 million under the Company’s revolving credit facility, compared to $61.4 million in debt at December 31, 2020. As of the end of the first quarter of 2021, the Company had $41.2 million of remaining available borrowing capacity under its revolving credit facility, compared to $11.0 million at December 31, 2020.

Conference Call

Synalloy will conduct a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Synalloy management will host the conference call, followed by a question-and-answer period.

Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-877-303-6648
International dial-in number: 1-970-315-0443
Conference ID: 1971498

Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Gateway Investor Relations at 1-949-574-3860.

The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and via the investor relations section of the company’s website at www.synalloy.com.

About Synalloy Corporation

Synalloy Corporation (Nasdaq: SYNL) is a company that engages in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel and galvanized pipe and tube, the master distribution of seamless carbon pipe and tube, and the production of specialty chemicals. For more information about Synalloy Corporation, please visit its web site at www.synalloy.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This earnings release includes and incorporates by reference "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. All statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. The words "estimate," "project," "intend," "expect," "believe," "should," "anticipate," "hope," "optimistic," "plan," "outlook," "should," "could," "may" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including without limitation those identified below, which could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The following factors could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated: adverse economic conditions, including risks relating to the impact and spread of and the government’s response to COVID-19; inability to weather an economic downturn; a prolonged decrease in nickel and oil prices; the impact of competitive products and pricing; product demand and acceptance risks; raw material and other increased costs; raw materials availability; financial stability of our customers; customer delays or difficulties in the production of products; loss of consumer or investor confidence; employee relations; ability to maintain workforce by hiring trained employees; labor efficiencies; risks associated with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other expansion activities; environmental issues; negative or unexpected results from tax law changes; inability to comply with covenants and ratios required by our debt financing arrangements; and other risks detailed from time-to-time in Synalloy Corporation's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Synalloy Corporation assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information included in this release.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Financial statement information included in this earnings release includes non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) measures and should be read along with the accompanying tables which provide a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to GAAP measures.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and excludes goodwill impairment, asset impairment, gain on lease modification, interest expense (including change in fair value of interest rate swap), income taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, non-cash lease cost, acquisition costs and other fees, proxy contest costs and recoveries, shelf registration costs, earn-out adjustments, loss on extinguishment of debt, realized and unrealized (gains) and losses on investments in equity securities and other investments, retention costs and restructuring & severance costs from net income.

Management believes that these non-GAAP measures provides additional useful information to allow readers to compare the financial results between periods. Non-GAAP measures should not be considered as an alternative to any measure of performance or financial condition as promulgated under GAAP, and investors should consider the Company's performance and financial condition as reported under GAAP and all other relevant information when assessing the performance or financial condition of the Company. Non-GAAP measures have limitations as analytical tools, and investors should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's results or financial condition as reported under GAAP.

SYNALLOY CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

Assets

Cash

$

398

$

236

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of $508 and $496, respectively

39,352

28,183

Inventories, net

88,763

85,080

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

9,440

13,384

Total current assets

137,953

126,883

Property, plant and equipment, net

33,477

35,096

Right-of-use assets, operating leases, net

31,429

31,769

Goodwill

1,355

1,355

Intangible assets, net

10,746

11,426

Deferred charges, net

367

455

Total assets

$

215,327

$

206,984

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Accounts payable

$

26,089

$

19,732

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

5,506

6,123

Current portion of long-term debt

1,313

875

Current portion of earn-out liability

2,773

3,434

Current portion operating lease liabilities

897

867

Current portion of finance lease liabilities

14

19

Total current liabilities

36,592

31,050

Long-term debt

62,454

60,495

Long-term portion of earn-out liability

144

287

Long-term portion of operating lease liabilities

32,524

32,771

Long-term portion of finance lease liabilities

34

37

Deferred income taxes

1,916

1,957

Other long-term liabilities

87

92

Shareholders' equity

81,576

80,295

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

215,327

$

206,984

Note: The condensed consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2020 has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date.

SYNALLOY CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations - Comparative Analysis (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2021

2020

Net sales

Metals Segment

55,213

60,664

Specialty Chemicals Segment

14,565

14,033

$

69,778

$

74,697

Operating income

Metals Segment

2,577

934

Specialty Chemicals Segment

1,056

466

Unallocated expense (income)

Corporate

1,767

2,019

Acquisition costs and other

304

Proxy contest costs and recoveries

(464

)

Earn-out adjustments

225

4

Operating income (loss)

2,105

(927

)

Interest expense

387

719

Loss on extinguishment of debt

223

Change in fair value of interest rate swap

(2

)

85

Other, net

162

827

Income (loss) before income taxes

1,335

(2,558

)

Income tax provision (benefit)

241

(1,380

)

Net income (loss)

$

1,094

$

(1,178

)

Net income (loss) per common share

Basic

$

0.12

$

(0.13

)

Diluted

$

0.12

$

(0.13

)

Average shares outstanding

Basic

9,191

9,074

Diluted

9,288

9,074

Other data:

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$

4,875

$

2,638

(1) The term Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that the Company believes is useful to investors in evaluating its results to determine the value of a company. An item is included in the measure if its periodic value is inconsistent and sufficiently material that not identifying the item would render period comparability less meaningful to the reader or if including the item provides a clearer representation of normalized periodic earnings. The Company includes in Adjusted EBITDA two categories of items: 1) Base EBITDA components, including: interest expense (including change in fair value of interest rate swap), income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and 2) Material transaction costs including: goodwill impairment, asset impairment, gain on lease modification, acquisition costs and other fees, loss on extinguishment of debt, proxy contest costs, shelf registration costs, earn-out adjustments, realized and unrealized (gains) and losses on investments in equity securities and other investments, stock-based compensation, non-cash lease cost, retention costs and restructuring & severance costs from net income. For a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to the most comparable GAAP equivalent, refer to the Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA.

SYNALLOY CORPORATION

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended March 31,

(in thousands)

2021

2020

Operating activities

Net income (loss)

$

1,094

$

(1,178

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:

Depreciation expense

1,817

1,958

Amortization expense

680

810

Amortization of debt issuance costs

21

40

Loss on extinguishment of debt

223

Unrealized loss on equity securities

852

Deferred income taxes

(41

)

1,319

Earn-out adjustments

225

4

Payments of earn-out liabilities in excess of acquisition date fair value

(292

)

Provision for losses on accounts receivable

12

141

Provision for losses on inventories

184

358

Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

28

Non-cash lease expense

124

128

Non-cash lease termination loss

11

Change in fair value of interest rate swap

(2

)

85

Stock-based compensation expense

187

336

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(11,181

)

(7,737

)

Inventories

(3,866

)

676

Other assets and liabilities

38

2

Accounts payable

6,357

5,668

Accrued expenses

(569

)

(1,085

)

Accrued income taxes

3,901

(2,738

)

Net cash used in operating activities

(768

)

(642

)

Investing activities

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(245

)

(587

)

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment

18

Net cash used in investing activities

(227

)

(587

)

Financing activities

Borrowings from line of credit

14,730

3,201

Payments on long-term debt

(12,333

)

(1,000

)

Principal payments on finance lease obligations

(10

)

(64

)

Payments for finance lease terminations

(14

)

Payments on earn-out liabilities

(1,029

)

(863

)

Payments for termination of interest rate swap

(46

)

Repurchase of common stock

(635

)

Payments for deferred financing costs

(155

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

1,157

625

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

162

(604

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

236

626

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

$

398

$

22

SYNALLOY CORPORATION

Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA (Unaudited)

($ in thousands)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Consolidated

Net income (loss)

$

1,094

$

(1,178)

Adjustments:

Interest expense

387

719

Change in fair value of interest rate swap

(2)

85

Income taxes

241

(1,380)

Depreciation

1,817

1,958

Amortization

680

810

EBITDA

4,217

1,014

Acquisition costs and other

304

Proxy contest costs and recoveries (1)

(464)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

223

Earn-out adjustments

225

4

Loss on investment in equity securities and other investments

363

852

Stock-based compensation

187

336

Non-cash lease expense

124

128

Adjusted EBITDA

$

4,875

$

2,638

% sales

7.0

%

3.5

%

Metals Segment

Net income

$

2,538

$

926

Adjustments:

Interest expense

4

Depreciation expense

1,393

1,511

Amortization expense

680

810

EBITDA

4,611

3,251

Acquisition costs and other

4

Earn-out adjustments

225

4

Stock-based compensation

38

41

Metals Segment Adjusted EBITDA

$

4,874

$

3,300

% segment sales

8.8

%

5.4

%

Specialty Chemicals Segment

Net income

$

1,055

$

480

Adjustments:

Interest expense

8

Depreciation expense

386

403

EBITDA

1,441

891

Stock-based compensation

31

38

Specialty Chemicals Segment Adjusted EBITDA

$

1,472

$

929

% segment sales

10.1

%

6.6

%

(1) Proxy contest costs and recoveries for the three months ended March 31, 2021 are insurance recoveries related to the 2020 shareholder activism costs.

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Contacts

Company Contact
Sally Cunningham
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
1-804-822-3260

Investor Relations
Cody Slach or Cody Cree
Gateway Investor Relations
1-949-574-3860
SYNL@gatewayir.com

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