UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Form 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 31, 2019  

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware1-0152034-0244000
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

222 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 500, El Segundo, California90245
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (310) 252-8100


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.10 par value AJRD New York Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company [   ]

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [   ]

 
 

Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On July 31, 2019, Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2019. A copy of the press release is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

The foregoing information (including Exhibit 99.1) is being furnished under “Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition” and “Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.” Such information (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

The filing of this Report and the furnishing of this information pursuant to Items 2.02 and 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) do not mean that such information is material or that disclosure of such information is required.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

See “Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition” above.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.                                         Description
99.1Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. press release dated July 31, 2019


SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.
   
  
Date: July 31, 2019By: /s/ Paul R. Lundstrom        
  Paul R. Lundstrom
  Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  

EdgarFiling

EXHIBIT 99.1

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD) today reported results for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

Financial Overview

Second quarter of 2019 compared with second quarter of 2018

First half of 2019 compared with first half of 2018

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* The Company provides Non-GAAP measures as a supplement to financial results presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). A reconciliation of the Non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures is included at the end of the release.

“I’m proud to say Q2 was another strong quarter for our company,” said Eileen Drake, CEO and President of Aerojet Rocketdyne. “Sales were up 4% year over year, with solid profit margins.” Adjusted EBITDAP margins were 16.2% in the quarter. “Our pipeline looks strong as well. Backlog grew $0.5 billion compared with the end of 2018, and was up $0.8 billion sequentially driven by the anticipated THAAD Lot 11/12 and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia awards. We also secured contracts for key defense programs like PAC-3 and GMLRS,” added Drake. Expected sales in the next twelve months from backlog conversion grew to $2.0 billion in the quarter.

Operations Review

Aerospace and Defense Segment

 Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
 2019 2018 2019 2018
 (In millions, except percentage amounts)
Net sales$483.1  $465.6  $973.1  $956.0 
Segment performance82.2  67.3  151.9  101.6 
Segment margin17.0% 14.5% 15.6% 10.6%
Segment margin before environmental remediation
provision adjustments, retirement benefits, net, and
unusual items (Non-GAAP measure)
16.0% 14.9% 14.6% 11.1%
Components of segment performance:       
Aerospace and Defense income$77.1  $69.5  $142.0  $106.1 
Environmental remediation provision adjustments(0.4) (1.0) (0.7) (2.3)
GAAP/Cost Accounting Standards (“CAS”) retirement
benefits expense difference
5.5  (1.2) 10.9  (2.2)
Unusual items    (0.3)  
Aerospace and Defense total$82.2  $67.3  $151.9  $101.6 

Second quarter of 2019 compared with second quarter of 2018

The increase in net sales was primarily due to an increase of $39.4 million in defense programs primarily driven by the Standard Missile program partially offset by a decrease of $21.9 million in space programs primarily driven by the RS-68 program and the winding down of the AJ-60 solid rocket motor.

The increase in segment margin before environmental remediation provision adjustments, retirement benefits, net and unusual items was primarily driven by increased volume and improved performance on the Standard Missile and Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (“PAC-3”) programs partially offset by the RS-68 program.

During the three months ended June 30, 2019, the Company had $25.6 million of favorable changes in contract estimates on operating results before income taxes compared with favorable changes of $22.0 million during the three months ended June 30, 2018.

First half of 2019 compared with first half of 2018

The increase in net sales was primarily due to an increase of $48.0 million in defense programs primarily driven by the PAC-3 and Guidance Enhanced Missile (“GEM-T”) programs partially offset by a decrease of $30.9 million in space programs primarily driven by the RS-68 program and the winding down of the AJ-60 solid rocket motor.

The increase in segment margin before environmental remediation provision adjustments, retirement benefits, net and unusual items was primarily driven by performance issues on the Commercial Crew Development program in 2018.

During the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company had $39.0 million of favorable changes in contract estimates on operating results before income taxes compared with favorable changes of $14.1 million during the six months ended June 30, 2018.

Real Estate Segment

 Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
 2019 2018 2019 2018
 (In millions)
Net sales$1.9  $1.6  $3.6  $3.2 
Segment performance0.6  0.6  1.1  1.2 

Net sales and segment performance consist primarily of rental property operations.

Backlog

In the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company continued to expand its legacy defense propulsion franchises with large multi-year awards creating strong growth in backlog primarily on the THAAD, Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (“GMLRS”), and PAC-3 programs. As of June 30, 2019, the Company's total remaining performance obligations, also referred to as backlog, were $4.6 billion. The Company expects to recognize approximately 42%, or $2.0 billion, of the remaining performance obligations as sales over the next twelve months. A summary of the Company’s backlog is as follows:

 June 30, 2019 December 31, 2018
 (In billions)
Funded backlog$2.1  $1.9 
Unfunded backlog2.5  2.2 
Total backlog$4.6  $4.1 

Total backlog includes both funded backlog (unfilled orders for which funding is authorized, appropriated and contractually obligated by the customer) and unfunded backlog (firm orders for which funding has not been appropriated). Indefinite delivery and quantity contracts and unexercised options are not reported in total backlog. Backlog is subject to funding delays or program restructurings/cancellations which are beyond the Company's control.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements in this release and in subsequent discussions with the Company’s management are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainty and changes in circumstances, which could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance or achievements. All statements contained herein and in subsequent discussions with the Company’s management that are not clearly historical in nature are forward-looking and the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “plan,” and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. A variety of factors could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expected and expressed in the Company’s forward-looking statements. Important risk factors that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ from those expressed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following:

About Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., headquartered in El Segundo, California, is an innovative technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems, with a real estate segment that includes activities related to the entitlement, sale, and leasing of the Company’s excess real estate assets. More information can be obtained by visiting the Company’s websites at www.rocket.com or www.aerojetrocketdyne.com.

Contact information:
Investors: Kelly Anderson, investor relations 310.252.8155

(Tables to follow)


Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.       
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations    
 Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
 2019 2018 2019 2018
 (In millions, except per share amounts)
Net sales$485.0  $467.2  $976.7  $959.2 
Operating costs and expenses:       
Cost of sales (exclusive of items shown separately below)379.6  369.5  777.2  796.3 
Selling, general and administrative expense16.9  11.1  29.1  17.8 
Depreciation and amortization17.5  17.7  35.0  35.4 
Other (income) expense, net(0.1) 0.9  1.0  2.1 
Total operating costs and expenses413.9  399.2  842.3  851.6 
Operating income71.1  68.0  134.4  107.6 
Non-operating (income) expense:       
Retirement benefits expense6.5  14.4  13.0  28.8 
Interest income(4.0) (2.0) (8.0) (3.6)
Interest expense9.2  8.3  18.2  16.4 
Total non-operating expense, net11.7  20.7  23.2  41.6 
Income before income taxes59.4  47.3  111.2  66.0 
Income tax provision15.3  12.5  28.4  17.2 
Net income$44.1  $34.8  $82.8  $48.8 
Earnings per share of common stock      
Basic       
Basic earnings per share$0.56  $0.46  $1.05  $0.65 
Diluted       
Diluted earnings per share$0.54  $0.45  $1.01  $0.64 
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding, basic77.1  73.9  77.1  73.8 
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding, diluted80.7  75.1  80.6  75.0 


Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.       
Unaudited Operating Segment Information    
 Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
 2019 2018 2019 2018
 (In millions)
Net Sales:       
Aerospace and Defense$483.1  $465.6  $973.1  $956.0 
Real Estate1.9  1.6  3.6  3.2 
Total Net Sales$485.0  $467.2  $976.7  $959.2 
Segment Performance:       
Aerospace and Defense$77.1  $69.5  $142.0  $106.1 
Environmental remediation provision adjustments(0.4) (1.0) (0.7) (2.3)
GAAP/CAS retirement benefits expense difference5.5  (1.2) 10.9  (2.2)
Unusual items    (0.3)  
Aerospace and Defense Total82.2  67.3  151.9  101.6 
Real Estate0.6  0.6  1.1  1.2 
Total Segment Performance$82.8  $67.9  $153.0  $102.8 
Reconciliation of segment performance to
income before income taxes:
       
Segment performance$82.8  $67.9  $153.0  $102.8 
Interest expense(9.2) (8.3) (18.2) (16.4)
Interest income4.0  2.0  8.0  3.6 
Stock-based compensation(10.2) (5.2) (15.5) (6.7)
Corporate retirement benefits(1.8) (3.3) (3.6) (6.6)
Corporate and other(6.2) (5.8) (12.5) (10.7)
Income before income taxes$59.4  $47.3  $111.2  $66.0 

The Company evaluates its operating segments based on several factors, of which the primary financial measure is segment performance. Segment performance represents net sales less applicable costs, expenses and provisions for unusual items relating to the segment. Excluded from segment performance are: corporate income and expenses, interest expense, interest income, income taxes, legacy income or expenses, and unusual items not related to the segment. The Company believes that segment performance provides information useful to investors in understanding its underlying operational performance. In addition, the Company provides the Non-GAAP financial measure of its operational performance called segment performance before environmental remediation provision adjustments, retirement benefits, and segment unusual items. The Company believes the exclusion of the items listed above permits an evaluation and a comparison of results for ongoing business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses operational performance.


Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.   
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet   
 June 30,
 2019
 December 31,
2018
 (In millions)
ASSETS
Current Assets   
Cash and cash equivalents$744.3  $735.3 
Restricted cash5.0  5.0 
Accounts receivable, net127.5  141.2 
Contract assets246.4  235.1 
Other current assets, net118.0  117.7 
Total Current Assets1,241.2  1,234.3 
Noncurrent Assets   
Right-of-use assets51.9   
Property, plant and equipment, net385.6  399.7 
Recoverable environmental remediation costs242.7  251.1 
Deferred income taxes131.6  116.9 
Goodwill161.4  161.3 
Intangible assets65.0  71.8 
Other noncurrent assets, net269.6  255.0 
Total Noncurrent Assets1,307.8  1,255.8 
Total Assets$2,549.0  $2,490.1 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current Liabilities   
Current portion of long-term debt$278.1  $273.1 
Accounts payable81.7  88.7 
Reserves for environmental remediation costs42.1  39.8 
Contract liabilities213.0  272.6 
Other current liabilities196.7  204.1 
Total Current Liabilities811.6  878.3 
Noncurrent Liabilities   
Long-term debt363.7  352.3 
Reserves for environmental remediation costs278.1  288.1 
Pension benefits370.3  376.7 
Operating lease liabilities44.1   
Other noncurrent liabilities160.2  173.4 
Total Noncurrent Liabilities1,216.4  1,190.5 
Total Liabilities2,028.0  2,068.8 
Commitments and contingencies   
Stockholders’ Equity   
Common stock7.7  7.7 
Other capital564.7  561.8 
Treasury stock at cost(12.7) (12.7)
Retained earnings186.7  103.9 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of income taxes(225.4) (239.4)
Total Stockholders’ Equity521.0  421.3 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity$2,549.0  $2,490.1 



Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.   
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows   
 Six months ended June 30,
 2019 2018
 (In millions)
Operating Activities   
Net income$82.8  $48.8 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization35.0  35.4 
Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs4.6  4.4 
Stock-based compensation15.5  6.7 
Retirement benefits, net10.8  6.7 
Other, net0.4  (2.0)
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisition in 2019:   
Accounts receivable, net13.8  (40.7)
Contract assets(11.3) (7.5)
Other current assets, net(0.1) 16.3 
Recoverable environmental remediation costs8.4  5.3 
Other noncurrent assets, net(15.6) (1.5)
Accounts payable(10.8) (9.7)
Contract liabilities(59.6) (58.1)
Other current liabilities(27.6) 21.8 
Deferred income taxes(19.3) 2.3 
Reserves for environmental remediation costs(7.7) (7.7)
Other noncurrent liabilities and other11.9  4.0 
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities31.2  24.5 
Investing Activities   
Purchases of marketable securities  (44.7)
Sales of marketable securities  20.1 
Insurance proceeds  1.9 
Capital expenditures(6.9) (12.2)
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities(6.9) (34.9)
Financing Activities   
Debt repayments(10.8) (10.3)
Repurchase of shares for withholding taxes and option costs under employee equity plans(6.7) (2.1)
Proceeds from shares issued under equity plans2.2  2.5 
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities(15.3) (9.9)
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash9.0  (20.3)
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash at Beginning of Year740.3  535.0 
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash at End of Year$749.3  $514.7 


Use of Unaudited Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to segment performance (discussed above), the Company provides the Non-GAAP financial measures of its performance called Adjusted EBITDAP, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted EPS. The Company uses these metrics to measure its operating and total Company performance. The Company believes that for management and investors to effectively compare core performance from period to period, the metrics should exclude items that are not indicative of, or are unrelated to, results from the ongoing business operations such as retirement benefits (pension and postretirement benefits), significant non-cash expenses, the impacts of financing decisions on earnings, and items incurred outside the ordinary, ongoing and customary course of business. Accordingly, the Company defines Adjusted EBITDAP as GAAP net income adjusted to exclude interest expense, interest income, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, retirement benefits net of amounts that are recoverable under the Company’s U.S. government contracts, and unusual items which the Company does not believe are reflective of such ordinary, ongoing and customary activities. Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS exclude retirement benefits net of amounts that are recoverable under its U.S. government contracts and unusual items which the Company does not believe are reflective of such ordinary, ongoing and customary activities. Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS do not represent, and should not be considered an alternative to, net income or diluted EPS as determined in accordance with GAAP.

 Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
 2019 2018 2019 2018
 (In millions, except per share and percentage amounts)
Net income$44.1  $34.8  $82.8  $48.8 
Interest expense9.2  8.3  18.2  16.4 
Interest income(4.0) (2.0) (8.0) (3.6)
Income tax provision15.3  12.5  28.4  17.2 
Depreciation and amortization17.5  17.7  35.0  35.4 
GAAP retirement benefits expense6.5  14.4  13.0  28.8 
CAS recoverable retirement benefits expense(10.2) (9.9) (20.3) (20.0)
Unusual items    0.3   
Adjusted EBITDAP$78.4  $75.8  $149.4  $123.0 
Net income as a percentage of net sales9.1% 7.4% 8.5% 5.1%
Adjusted EBITDAP as a percentage of net sales16.2% 16.2% 15.3% 12.8%
        
Net income$44.1  $34.8  $82.8  $48.8 
GAAP retirement benefits expense6.5  14.4  13.0  28.8 
CAS recoverable retirement benefits expense(10.2) (9.9) (20.3) (20.0)
Unusual items    0.3   
Income tax impact of adjustments (1)1.0  (1.2) 1.9  (2.4)
Adjusted Net Income$41.4  $38.1  $77.7  $55.2 
        
Diluted EPS$0.54  $0.45  $1.01  $0.64 
Adjustments(0.04) 0.05  (0.06) 0.08 
Adjusted EPS$0.50  $0.50  $0.95  $0.72 
        
Diluted weighted average shares, as reported and adjusted80.7  75.1  80.6  75.0 

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(1)   The income tax impact is calculated using the federal and state statutory rates in the corresponding period.

The Company also provides the Non-GAAP financial measure of Free Cash Flow. Free Cash Flow is defined as cash flow from operating activities less capital expenditures. Free Cash Flow should not be considered in isolation, as a measure of residual cash flow available for discretionary purposes, or as an alternative to cash flows from operations presented in accordance with GAAP. The Company uses Free Cash Flow, both in presenting its results to stakeholders and the investment community, and in the Company's internal evaluation and management of the business. Management believes that this financial measure is useful because it provides supplemental information to assist investors in viewing the business using the same tools that management uses to evaluate progress in achieving the Company’s goals (including under the annual cash and long-term compensation incentive plans). The following table summarizes Free Cash Flow:

 Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
 2019 2018 2019 2018
 (In millions)
Net cash provided by operating activities$48.9  $119.9  $31.2  $24.5 
Capital expenditures(5.4) (8.1) (6.9) (12.2)
Free Cash Flow (1)$43.5  $111.8  $24.3  $12.3 

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(1)  Free Cash Flow, a Non-GAAP financial measure, is defined as cash flow from operating activities less capital expenditures.

Because the Company’s method for calculating these Non-GAAP measures may differ from other companies’ methods, the Non-GAAP measures presented above may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. These measures are not recognized in accordance with GAAP, and the Company does not intend for this information to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP measures.