Reading, PA, USA, May 12, 2010 – EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) the worlds largest manufacturer, marketer and distributor of industrial batteries, announced today preliminary results for its 4th fiscal quarter of 2010, which ended on March 31st.
Reading, PA, USA, May 12, 2010 – EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) the worlds largest manufacturer, marketer and distributor of industrial batteries, announced today preliminary results for its 4th fiscal quarter of 2010, which ended on March 31st. Net earnings for the 4th fiscal quarter of 2010 are expected to be $17.8 million or $0.36 per diluted share, including an unfavorable $0.09 per share impact from the $4.2 million, $6.2 million pre-tax, charge for restructuring plans. This compares to diluted net earnings per share of $0.05 for the 4th fiscal quarter of 2009, which included an unfavorable highlighted charge of $0.29 per share or $13.8 million, $19.2 million pre-tax, for restructuring plans. Net sales for the 4th fiscal quarter of 2010 were $450.5 million, an increase of 15% from the prior year fourth quarter net sales of $393.2 million and a 7% sequential quarterly increase from the third quarter of 2010s net sales of $421.3 million. The 7% increase was the result of a 6% increase in organic volume, 3% from acquisitions, 1% due to pricing, which was partially offset by 3% from weaker foreign currencies, primarily the euro and British pound.rnrnAdjusted net earnings for the quarter, on a non-GAAP basis, are expected to be $0.45 per diluted share. This compares to the guidance given by the Company on February 3, 2010, of $0.39 to $0.43 and to the prior year fourth quarter of $0.34, all per diluted share and on an adjusted, non-GAAP basis. The guidance given in February excluded the expected charge of $0.09 per diluted share from restructuring and acquisition related costs. Please refer to the section included herein under the heading Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures for a discussion of the Companys use of non-GAAP adjusted financial information. rnNet earnings for fiscal 2010 are expected to be $62.3 million or $1.28 per diluted share, and will include the net unfavorable impact from highlighted charges of $0.16 per share. Highlighted charges include $9.6 million, $13.9 million pre-tax, for restructuring plans and $1.4 million, $2.0 million pre-tax, for fees related to acquisition activities, partially offset by the favorable $2.9 million tax free bargain purchase gain arising from the Oerlikon acquisition. rnNet earnings for fiscal 2009 were $81.9 million or $1.66 per diluted share, and included the net unfavorable impact from net highlighted charges of $0.26 per share. Highlighted charges and credits included a favorable $0.18 per share from the $8.5 million, $11.3 million pre-tax, gain on sale of facilities, and total charges of $0.44 per share comprising: $15.9 million, $22.4 million pre-tax, for the restructuring plans; $3.4 million, $5.2 million pre-tax, for fees related to the Companys debt refinancing; $2.2 million, $3.4 million pre-tax, for a legal proceedings charge; and $0.2 million, $0.3 million pre-tax, for fees related to secondary stock offerings. rnrnExcluding the highlighted charges and income items in both fiscal years, non-GAAP adjusted net earnings for fiscal 2010 are expected to be $70.4 million or $1.44 per diluted share, a 26% decrease when compared to non-GAAP adjusted net earnings for fiscal 2009 of $95.1 million or $1.92 per diluted share. Please refer to the section included herein under the heading Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures for a discussion of the Companys use of non-GAAP adjusted financial information. rnrn Considering the economic environment of the past year, we are pleased to have earnings for the full fiscal year 2010 of $1.44 in adjusted, diluted net earnings per share, said John D. Craig, chairman, president and chief executive officer of EnerSys. Sequential revenue increases were strong in the Americas and Asia in the fourth quarter, while net sales in Europe, excluding the effects of the weaker European currencies, increased modestly. Revenue in both our motive power and reserve power product lines increased on a sequential basis. We believe that our market leadership position, strong capital structure and financial liquidity make us well positioned to continue to benefit from the increased level of business we are experiencing. In future quarters, we anticipate additional benefits from our recent acquisitions and our previously announced restructuring programs as well as increased sales volume.rnrnCraig added, We anticipate that non-GAAP adjusted net earnings per diluted share for our 1st quarter of fiscal 2011 will be between $0.47 and $0.51. This excludes an expected charge of approximately $1 million, $1.5 million pre-tax, or $0.02 per diluted share from our ongoing restructuring actions. rnrn rnReconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresrnThis press release contains financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”). EnerSys’ management uses the non-GAAP measure adjusted net earnings in their analysis of the Company’s performance. This measure, as used by EnerSys in past quarters and years, adjusts net earnings determined in accordance with GAAP to reflect changes in financial results associated with the Company’s restructuring initiatives and highlighted charges and income items. Management believes the presentation of this financial measure reflecting these non-GAAP adjustments provides important supplemental information in evaluating the operating results of the Company as distinct from results that include items that are not indicative of ongoing operating results; in particular, those charges that the Company incurs as a result of restructuring activities associated with its acquisitions and those charges and credits that are not directly related to operating unit performance and are unusual in nature. Because these charges are incurred as a result of an acquisition and in connection with secondary offerings on behalf of certain stockholders, they are not a valid measure of the performance of the underlying business. This non-GAAP disclosure has limitations as an analytical tool, should not be viewed as a substitute for net earnings determined in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under GAAP, nor is it necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies. Management believes that this non-GAAP supplemental information will be helpful in understanding the Company’s ongoing operating results. This supplemental presentation should not be construed as an inference that the Company’s future results will be unaffected by similar adjustments to net earnings determined in accordance with GAAP. rn rn