AOUT
$27.37
American Outdoor Brands
($1.06)
(3.73%)
Earnings Details
Quarter April 2021
Thursday, July 15, 2021 4:15:00 PM
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Summary

American Outdoor Brands Misses

American Outdoor Brands (AOUT) reported Quarter April 2021 earnings of $0.36 per share on revenue of $64.5 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.25 per share on revenue of $66.8 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.40 per share.

The company said it expects fiscal 2022 earnings of $2.02 to $2.26 per share on revenue of $280.0 million to $295.0 million. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.13 per share on revenue of $284.88 million for the year ending April 30, 2022.

American Outdoor Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: AOUT) is an industry leading provider of outdoor products and accessories, including hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, and personal security and defense products, for rugged outdoor enthusiasts. The company produces innovative, top quality products under the brands Caldwell®; Crimson Trace®; Wheeler®; Tipton®; Frankford Arsenal®; Lockdown®; BOG®; Hooyman®; Smith & Wesson® Accessories; M&P® Accessories; Thompson/Center Arms™ Accessories; Performance Center® Accessories; Schrade®; Old Timer®; Uncle Henry®; Imperial®; BUBBA®; UST®; LaserLyte®; and MEAT!.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.36
Earnings Whisper
$0.40
Consensus Estimate
$0.25
Reported Revenue
$64.5 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$66.8 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

American Outdoor Brands, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2021 Financial Results

COLUMBIA, Mo., July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- American Outdoor Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: AOUT), an industry leading provider of products and accessories for rugged outdoor enthusiasts, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2021 ended April 30, 2021.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Quarterly net sales were $64.5 million, an increase of $21.4 million, or 49.6%, over net sales of $43.1 million for the comparable quarter last year, reflecting increases in both e-commerce and traditional sales channels.
  • Quarterly gross margin was 44.4%, even with gross margin of 44.4% for the comparable quarter last year. 
  • Quarterly net income was $1.2 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared with a net loss $90.7 million, or ($6.49) per diluted share, for the comparable quarter last year.  In the fourth quarter of last year, the company expected to be negatively impacted by several factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which constituted a triggering event that required the company to take a $98.9 million non-cash goodwill impairment charge.
  • Quarterly non-GAAP net income was $4.9 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, compared with a non-GAAP net loss of $123,000, or ($0.01) per diluted share, for the comparable quarter last year.  GAAP to non-GAAP adjustments for net income exclude a non-cash impairment of goodwill in the prior year, acquired intangible amortization, stock compensation, transition costs, COVID-19 expenses, and other costs. For a detailed reconciliation, see the schedules that follow in this release.
  • Quarterly Adjusted EBITDAS was $7.0 million, or 10.8% of net sales, compared with $3.1 million, or 7.3% of net sales, for the comparable quarter last year.  For a detailed reconciliation, see the schedules that follow in this release.

Full Year Fiscal 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Full year net sales were $276.7 million, an increase of $109.3 million, or 65.3%, over net sales of $167.4 million for the prior year, reflecting increases in both e-commerce and traditional sales channels.
  • Full year gross margin was 45.8%, an increase of 340 basis points, over gross margin of 42.4% for the comparable quarter last year.
  • Full year net income was $18.4 million, or $1.29 per diluted share, compared with a net loss $96.2 million, or ($6.88) per diluted share, last year.  Last year, the company recorded a $98.9 million non-cash goodwill impairment charge.
  • Full year non-GAAP net income was $33.0 million, or $2.32 per diluted share, compared with a non-GAAP net income of $3.2 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, for the prior year. GAAP to non-GAAP adjustments for net income exclude a non-cash impairment of goodwill in the prior year, acquired intangible amortization, stock compensation, transition costs, COVID-19 expenses, and other costs.  For a detailed reconciliation, see the schedules that follow in this release.
  • Full year Adjusted EBITDAS was $47.3 million, or 17.1% of net sales, compared with $12.3 million, or 7.3% of net sales, for the prior year.  For a detailed reconciliation, see the schedules that follow in this release.

Brian Murphy, President and CEO, said, "Fiscal 2021 was a historic year for our company. With the completion of our spin-off in August 2020, we became an independent public company dedicated to building authentic, lifestyle brands that help consumers make the most out of the moments that matter.  We believe that sharing our passion for creating brands and products that allow people to pursue their outdoor adventures was especially timely, as consumers increasingly looked to outdoor activities, such as fishing, hunting, shooting sports, camping, and hiking, in response to travel restrictions and social distancing, and as they continued to demonstrate an increased interest in self-protection.  Some people turned to these activities for the very first time, and others for the first time in a long time. Regardless, we are pleased and proud that so many of them took our brands along on their journey.  We are also extremely proud of our employees, whose loyalty, hard work, and dedication helped us to establish our new company, service our customers with continuity, and deliver outstanding results, despite a year of unprecedented uncertainty driven by the pandemic.  We thank you."

Net sales grew more than 65% and represented products from across the company's four brand lanes – Marksman, Defender, Harvester, and Adventurer. "While our brands clearly aligned well with strong consumer participation trends in personal protection and the outdoor lifestyle activities we serve, we also believe that our 'Dock & UnlockTM' strategy, designed to provide entry into new and larger addressable markets, helped drive our strong results.  We believe fiscal 2021 ushered in a new era for the outdoor industry, one that welcomed many new participants who, we believe, will continue to explore the outdoors in the future.   We are poised to build upon our foundation as we set our sights on future growth and take our brands from 'Niche to KnownTM'," concluded Murphy.

Andrew Fulmer, Chief Financial Officer, said, "Our financial results for fiscal 2021, which represents our first year as an independent public company, are a success by any measure.  We have established a business structure that not only drove product innovation and record net sales, but one that allowed us to generate strong profits as we continued to build a balance sheet capable of supporting our future growth initiatives.  Our Adjusted EBITDAS of $47.3 million for fiscal 2021, represented growth of nearly 300% versus the prior year, and reflected the benefit of investments we initiated in our e-commerce and logistics capabilities long before our spin-off.  We generated free cash flow of over $29.0 million in fiscal 2021, and ended the year with cash of $60.8 million and no borrowings on our $50.0 million senior secured credit facility, which is expandable by an additional $15.0 million under certain conditions.  This means that we now have over $125.0 million in available capital to support our organic growth and potential future acquisitions.   Lastly, we are providing our guidance for fiscal 2022, which began May 1, 2021."

Outlook

AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


NET SALES, EARNINGS PER SHARE, and ADJUSTED EBITDAS GUIDANCE, INCLUDING GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(Unaudited)






Range for the Year Ending April 30, 2022


Net sales (in thousands)


$

280,000



$

295,000











GAAP income per share - diluted


$

1.00



$

1.24


Amortization of acquired intangible assets



0.96




0.96


Stock compensation



0.21




0.21


Transition costs



0.19




0.19


Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments



(0.34)




(0.34)


Non-GAAP income per share - diluted


$

2.02



$

2.26











Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDAS (in thousands)


$

42,000



$

47,000











The Company is not providing a quantitative reconciliation of non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDAS guidance in reliance on the "unreasonable efforts" exception for forward-looking non-GAAP measures set forth in SEC rules because certain financial information, the probable significance of which cannot be determined, is not available and cannot be reasonably estimated without unreasonable effort and expense. In this regard, the Company does not provide a reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDAS to GAAP net income due to the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliation. Because certain deductions for non-GAAP exclusions used to calculate projected GAAP net income may vary significantly based on actual events, including variations in acquired intangible asset amortization and stock compensation expense, the Company is not able to forecast on a GAAP basis with reasonable certainty all deductions needed in order to provide a GAAP calculation of projected net income at this time. The amounts of these deductions may be material and, therefore, could result in projected GAAP net income being materially less than is indicated by projected non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDAS. 

We define free cash flow as operating cash flow, which was $33.3 million in fiscal 2021, less cash flows from investing activities, which were $4.2 million in fiscal 2021.

Conference Call and Webcast
The Company will host a conference call and webcast today, July 15, 2021, to discuss its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2021 financial and operational results. Speakers on the conference call will include Brian Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Andrew Fulmer, Chief Financial Officer. The conference call may include forward-looking statements and a discussion of non-GAAP financial measures. The conference call and webcast will begin at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). Those interested in listening to the conference call via telephone may call directly at (833) 570-1129 and reference conference identification number 8556447.  No RSVP is necessary.  The conference call audio webcast can also be accessed live on the Company's website at www.aob.com, under the Investor Relations section.

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In this press release, certain non-GAAP financial measures, including "non-GAAP net income," "non-GAAP income per share diluted," "Adjusted EBITDAS," and "free cash flow" are presented. A reconciliation of these and other non-GAAP financial measures are contained at the end of this press release. A reconciliation of projected non-GAAP income per share diluted and free cash flow are contained under the "Outlook" section of this press release. From time-to-time, the Company considers and uses these non-GAAP financial measures as supplemental measures of operating performance in order to provide the reader with an improved understanding of underlying performance trends.  The Company believes it is useful for itself and the reader to review, as applicable, both (1) GAAP measures that include (i) amortization of acquired intangible assets, (ii) stock compensation, (iii) transition costs, (iv) COVID-19 expenses, (v) goodwill impairment, (vi) product recall, (vii) the tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments, (viii) interest expense, (ix) income tax expense/(benefit), (x) depreciation and amortization, and (xi) related party interest income; and (2) the non-GAAP measures that exclude such information. The Company presents these non-GAAP measures because it considers them an important supplemental measure of its performance and believes the disclosure of such measures provides useful information to investors regarding the Company's financial condition and results of operations. The Company's definition of these adjusted financial measures may differ from similarly named measures used by others. The Company believes these measures facilitate operating performance comparisons from period to period by eliminating potential differences caused by the existence and timing of certain expense items that would not otherwise be apparent on a GAAP basis.  These non-GAAP measures have limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the Company's GAAP measures.  The principal limitations of these measures are that they do not reflect the Company's actual expenses and may thus have the effect of inflating its financial measures on a GAAP basis.

About American Outdoor Brands, Inc.
American Outdoor Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: AOUT) is an industry leading provider of outdoor products and accessories, including hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, and personal security and defense products, for rugged outdoor enthusiasts.  The company produces innovative, top quality products under the brands Caldwell®; Crimson Trace®; Wheeler®; Tipton®; Frankford Arsenal®; Lockdown®; BOG®; Hooyman®; Smith & Wesson® Accessories; M&P® Accessories; Thompson/Center Arms™ Accessories; Performance Center® Accessories; Schrade®; Old Timer®; Uncle Henry®; Imperial®; BUBBA®; UST®; LaserLyte®; and MEAT!   For more information about all the brands and products from American Outdoor Brands, Inc., visit www.aob.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements contained in this press release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements under federal securities laws, and we intend that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbor created thereby. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained or incorporated herein by reference in this press release, including statements regarding our future operating results, future financial position, business strategy, objectives, goals, plans, prospects, markets, and plans and objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "targets," "contemplates," "projects," "predicts," "may," "might," "plan," "would," "should," "could," "may," "can," "potential," "continue," "objective," or the negative of those terms, or similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. However, not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Specific forward-looking statements in this press release include our dedication to building authentic, lifestyle brands that help consumers make the most out of the moments that matter; our belief that sharing our passion for creating brands and products that allow people to pursue their outdoor adventures was especially timely, as consumers increasingly looked to outdoor activities, such as fishing, hunting, shooting sports, camping, and hiking, in response to travel restrictions and social distancing, and as they continued to demonstrate an increased interest in self-protection; our belief that our 'Dock & Unlock' strategy, designed to provide entry into new and larger addressable markets, helped drive our strong results; our belief that 2021 ushered in a new era for the outdoor industry, one that welcomed many new participants who will continue to explore the outdoors in the future; our belief that we are poised to build upon our foundation as we set our sights on future growth and taking our brands from 'Niche to Known'; our belief that we have established a business structure that not only drove product innovation and record net sales, but one that allowed us to generate strong profits as we continued to build a balance sheet capable of supporting our future growth initiatives; the potential for future acquisitions; and our guidance for fiscal 2022. We caution that these statements are qualified by important risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the effects of the COVID-19, pandemic, including potential disruptions in our ability to source the materials necessary for the production of our products, disruptions and delays in the manufacture of our products, and difficulties encountered by retailers and other components of the distribution channel for our products; economic, social, political, legislative, and regulatory factors; lawsuits and their effect on us; inventory levels, both internally and in the distribution channel, in excess of demand; natural disasters, pandemics, seasonality, news events, political events, and consumer tastes; future investments for capital expenditures; future products and product development; the features, quality, and performance of our products; the success of our strategies and marketing programs; our market share and factors that affect our market share; liquidity and anticipated cash needs and availability; the supply, availability, and costs of materials and components and related tariffs; our ability to maintain and enhance brand recognition and reputation; risks associated with the distribution of our products and overall availability of labor; and, other factors detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2021.

Forward-looking statements included in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release except as may be required by the federal securities laws.

 

AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES



CONSOLIDATED AND COMBINED BALANCE SHEETS







As of:




April 30, 2021



April 30, 2020




(In thousands, except share and per share data)



ASSETS



 Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents

$

60,801



$

234



Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of $119 on April 30, 2021 and $448 on April 30, 2020


42,261




35,096



Inventories


74,296




59,999



Prepaid expenses and other current assets


2,324




3,244



Income tax receivable


149




104



      Total current assets


179,831




98,677



 Property, plant, and equipment, net


10,992




9,677



 Intangible assets, net


53,643




69,152



 Goodwill


64,315




64,315



 Right-of-use assets


25,375




2,772



 Deferred income taxes


6,683




3,580



 Other assets


424




242



      Total assets

$

341,263



$

248,415



LIABILITIES AND EQUITY



Current liabilities:









Accounts payable

$

16,021



$

8,936



Accrued expenses


9,843




7,655



Accrued payroll and incentives


6,774




3,249



Lease liabilities, current


1,771




1,324



Accrued profit sharing


1,933




217



   Total current liabilities


36,342




21,381



Lease liabilities, net of current portion


24,780




2,830



Other non-current liabilities


236




106



      Total liabilities


61,358




24,317



Equity:









Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding







Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 14,059,440 shares issued and outstanding on April 30, 2021


14






Former net parent company investment





224,098



Additional paid in capital


265,362






Retained earnings


14,529






      Total equity


279,905




224,098



      Total liabilities and equity

$

341,263



$

248,415












 

AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


CONSOLIDATED AND COMBINED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)


(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)























For the Three Months Ended April 30,



For the Years Ended April 30,




2021



2020



2021



2020




(Unaudited)





Net sales


$

64,473



$

43,084



$

276,687



$

167,379


Cost of sales



35,821




23,942




149,859




96,363


Gross profit



28,652




19,142




126,828




71,016


Operating expenses:

















Research and development



737




1,125




5,378




4,995


Selling, marketing, and distribution



15,347




10,353




56,773




38,596


General and administrative



11,283




11,014




41,182




41,292


Goodwill impairment






98,929







98,929


Total operating expenses



27,367




121,421




103,333




183,812


Operating income/(loss)



1,285




(102,279)




23,495




(112,796)


Other income/(expense), net:

















Other income/(expense), net



145




(21)




497




(21)


Interest (expense)/income, net



(41)




1,325




300




4,963


Total other income/(expense), net



104




1,304




797




4,942


Income/(loss) from operations before income taxes



1,389




(100,975)




24,292




(107,854)


Income tax expense/(benefit)



141




(10,300)




5,887




(11,653)


Net income/(loss)/comprehensive income/(loss)


$

1,248



$

(90,675)



$

18,405



$

(96,201)


Net income/(loss) per share:

















Basic


$

0.09



$

(6.49)



$

1.31



$

(6.88)


Diluted


$

0.09



$

(6.49)



$

1.29



$

(6.88)


Weighted average number of common shares

  outstanding:

















Basic



14,030




13,975




13,997




13,975


Diluted



14,287




13,975




14,225




13,975


 

AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


CONSOLIDATED AND COMBINED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS













For the Years Ended April 30,



2021



2020



(In thousands)


Cash flows from operating activities:








Net income/(loss)

$

18,405



$

(96,201)


Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:








Depreciation and amortization


19,827




23,639


Loss on sale/disposition of assets


107




819


Provision for losses on accounts receivable


(48)




688


Impairment of long-lived tangible assets





720


Goodwill impairment





98,929


Deferred income taxes


(3,103)




(12,499)


Stock-based compensation expense


2,910




850


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:








Accounts receivable


(7,117)




(8,763)


Inventories


(14,297)




942


Accounts payable


7,632




12


Accrued liabilities


10,158




(24)


Other


(1,154)




(665)


     Net cash provided by operating activities


33,320




8,447


Cash flows from investing activities:








Payments to acquire patents and software


(558)




(383)


Payments to acquire property and equipment


(3,623)




(1,480)


     Net cash used in investing activities


(4,181)




(1,863)


Cash flows from financing activities:








Net transfers from/(to) former Parent


31,485




(6,512)


Cash paid for debt issuance costs


(410)





Proceeds from exercise of options to acquire common stock, including employee stock purchase plan


386





Payment of employee withholding tax related to restricted stock units


(33)





     Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities


31,428




(6,512)


Net increase in cash and cash equivalents


60,567




72


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period


234




162


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

60,801



$

234


Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information








       Cash paid for:








Interest

$

111



$


Income taxes

$

7,951



$










 

AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)



















For the Three Months Ended April 30,



For the Years Ended April 30,



2021



2020



2021



2020


















GAAP gross profit

$

28,652



$

19,142



$

126,828



$

71,016


Transition costs








127




872


Product recall











(180)


Non-GAAP gross profit

$

28,652



$

19,142



$

126,955



$

71,708


















GAAP operating expenses

$

27,367



$

121,421



$

103,333



$

183,812


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


(4,068)




(4,857)




(16,304)




(18,868)


Goodwill impairment





(98,929)







(98,929)


Stock compensation


(810)




(482)




(2,910)




(850)


Transition costs





(8)




(137)




(708)


COVID-19 expenses





(299)




(223)




(299)


Other








(125)





Non-GAAP operating expenses

$

22,489



$

16,846



$

83,634



$

64,158


















GAAP operating income/(loss)

$

1,285



$

(102,279)



$

23,495



$

(112,796)


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


4,068




4,857




16,304




18,868


Goodwill impairment





98,929







98,929


Stock compensation


810




482




2,910




850


Transition costs





8




264




1,580


COVID-19 expenses





299




223




299


Product recall











(180)


Other








125





Non-GAAP operating income

$

6,163



$

2,296



$

43,321



$

7,550


















GAAP net income/(loss)

$

1,248



$

(90,675)



$

18,405



$

(96,201)


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


4,068




4,857




16,304




18,868


Goodwill impairment





98,929







98,929


Stock compensation


810




482




2,910




850


Transition costs





8




264




1,580


COVID-19 expenses





299




223




299


Related party interest income





(1,325)




(424)




(4,963)


Product recall











(180)


Other








125





Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments


(1,220)




(12,698)




(4,851)




(15,974)


Non-GAAP net income/(loss)

$

4,906



$

(123)



$

32,956



$

3,208


















GAAP net income/(loss) per share - diluted

$

0.09



$

(6.49)



$

1.29



$

(6.88)


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


0.28




0.35




1.15




1.35


Goodwill impairment





7.08







7.08


Stock compensation


0.06




0.03




0.20




0.06


Transition costs








0.02




0.11


COVID-19 expenses





0.02




0.02




0.02


Related party interest income





(0.09)




(0.03)




(0.36)


Product recall











(0.01)


Other








0.01





Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments


(0.09)




(0.91)




(0.34)




(1.14)


Non-GAAP net income/(loss) per share - diluted

$

0.34



$

(0.01)



$

2.32



$

0.23


















 

AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME/(LOSS) TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EBITDAS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)




















For the Three Months Ended April 30,



For the Years  Ended April 30,




2021



2020



2021



2020



















GAAP net income/(loss)

$


1,248



$

(90,675)



$

18,405



$

(96,201)


Interest expense



49







111





Income tax expense/(benefit)



141




(10,300)




5,887




(11,653)


Depreciation and amortization



4,715




5,708




19,827




23,639


Related party interest income






(1,325)




(424)




(4,963)


Stock compensation



810




482




2,910




850


Goodwill impairment






98,929







98,929


Product recall












(180)


Transition costs






8




264




1,580


COVID-19 costs






299




223




299


Other









125





Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDAS

$


6,963



$

3,126



$

47,328



$

12,300



















Contact: 
Liz Sharp, VP, Investor Relations
lsharp@aob.com  
(573) 303-4620

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