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SOURCE ATK

ATK Third Quarter Year-Over-Year Sales Increased 14 Percent; Year-Over-Year Operating Income Up 37 Percent

ATK Increases FY14 Sales, EPS, and Free Cash Flow Guidance

ATK Board of Directors Declares 23 Percent Increase to Quarterly Dividend and Extends Share Repurchase Program

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) today reported operating results for the third quarter of its Fiscal Year 2014, which ended on Dec. 29, 2013. Orders for the quarter were $1.3 billion, down from $1.4 billion in the prior-year quarter. This brings the year-to-date book-to-bill ratio to approximately 1.0, which is down from 1.2 in the prior-year quarter. The decrease was driven by lower orders in the Sporting and Defense Groups, offset by an increase in the Aerospace Group. Some of the decrease in Sporting Group orders reflects anticipated normalization following a record volume of orders in FY13. Third quarter year-over-year sales of $1.2 billion were up 14 percent, due to increased sales in the Sporting and Aerospace Groups, partially offset by a sales decline in the Defense Group.

During the third quarter, ATK's Aerospace and Defense Groups recorded strategic contract wins including a contract to provide sub-structural composite components for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This contract win adds to ATK's long-term relationship of supporting Boeing with composite structures, spanning many dynamic products across the commercial aircraft, military aircraft, launch vehicle and satellite industries. Airbus also awarded ATK a contract to manufacture and supply composite stringers and frames on the -1000 variant of the A350 XWB. The contract expansion adds to the work already being performed on the A350 XWB program. This agreement is the next step in ATK's valuable working relationship with Airbus and its partners. In addition, the Italian Air Force committed to be the first customer for aircraft equipped with ATK's unique roll-on, roll-off palletized gun and command and control systems.

Successful program execution included the full deployment of a large MegaFlex™ solar array and the completion of the System Design Review for the Stratolaunch Air Launch Vehicle.

In the Sporting Group, the U.S. Army selected the company's BLACKHAWK!® SERPA® Tactical Holster for its Improved Modular Tactical Holster Program. With this five-year, $24 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity, multiple source contract, the holster is now the current platform for the U.S. Army, Army Military Police, U.S. Marine Corps, the German Army and other law enforcement and military agencies both domestic and international. In addition to organic growth, the company is successfully integrating both Savage and Bushnell into its Sporting Group.

"ATK continues to deliver on our business strategy to strengthen the company's leadership positions in our core markets," said Mark DeYoung, ATK President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our focus on execution excellence, efficiency improvements and strategic growth initiatives continues to allow us to deliver strong financial performance. Our leadership in the sporting market contributed to our solid performance as the Sporting Group accounted for 43 percent of the company's total revenue. ATK's recent wins in the third quarter, such as work on the Boeing 787, Airbus A350 and SERPA Holster contracts, demonstrate we are a preferred partner and innovation leader with opportunity for continued long-term growth. ATK is focused on delivering returns to our shareholders and quality products to our customers."

Operating profit in the third quarter increased approximately $39 million from the prior-year period. On an adjusted basis, operating profit in the third quarter increased $55 million (see reconciliation table for details). Adjusted operating profit increased due to higher sales and profit in the Sporting Group, partially offset by a decrease in profit in the Aerospace Group. Net income in the third quarter was $80 million, up from $63 million in the prior-year period. Adjusted net income in the third quarter was $93 million (see reconciliation table for details). Fully diluted earnings per share were $2.46 compared to $1.93 in the prior-year period. On an adjusted basis, fully diluted earnings per share were $2.87 (see reconciliation table for details). Adjusted net income and EPS increased due to the operating profit noted above and a lower tax rate, partially offset by a higher interest expense. Please see segment and corporate results below.

SUMMARY OF REPORTED RESULTS

The following table presents the company's results for the third quarter of the fiscal year, which ended Dec. 29, 2013 (in thousands).

Sales:



Quarters Ended



December 29, 2013


December 30, 2012


Change


Change

Aerospace Group


$

318,078



$

305,050



$

13,028



4.3 %

Defense Group


455,249



508,155



(52,906)



(10.4) %

Sporting Group


524,228



294,127



230,101



78.2 %

Eliminations


$

(89,151)



$

(51,150)



(38,001)



74.3 %

Total sales


$

1,208,404



$

1,056,182



$

152,222



14.4 %

Income before Interest, Income Taxes, and Noncontrolling Interest (Operating Profit):



Quarters Ended



December 29, 2013


December 30, 2012


$
Change


%
 Change

Aerospace Group


$

33,383



$

37,478



$

(4,095)



(10.9) %

Defense Group


53,078



53,389



(311)



(0.6) %

Sporting Group


81,119



30,215



50,904



168.5 %

Corporate


(21,605)



(14,223)



(7,382)



51.9 %

Total operating profit


$

145,975



$

106,859



$

39,116



36.6 %

SEGMENT RESULTS

ATK operates in a three business group structure: the Aerospace Group, the Defense Group and the Sporting Group.

AEROSPACE GROUP

Third quarter sales were up 4 percent to $318 million compared to $305 million in the prior-year quarter, reflecting increased sales in the Space Systems Operations and Aerospace Structures divisions, partially offset by lower sales in the Space Components division.

Operating profit in the quarter decreased 11 percent to $33 million compared to $37 million in the prior-year quarter, partially driven by the absence of an award fee in the group's propulsion business that was recorded in the prior-year period.

DEFENSE GROUP

Sales in the third quarter decreased 10 percent to $455 million compared to $508 million in the prior-year quarter. The decrease was driven by reduced sales in the Armament Systems and Small Caliber Systems divisions as programs neared completion, and impacts from federal budget reductions.

Operating profit for the quarter was relatively flat at $53 million, reflecting the reduced sales volume noted above, offset by a variety of operational improvements.

SPORTING GROUP

Third quarter sales increased 78 percent to $524 million compared to $294 million in the prior-year quarter, including results from the recently acquired businesses of Savage and Bushnell, and a 31 percent organic growth rate. Sales from Savage and Bushnell were $54 million and $85 million, respectively.

Operating profit in the third quarter increased 168 percent to $81 million compared to $30 million in the prior-year quarter, including Savage and Bushnell, and the organic sales increase noted above. Operating profit from Savage and Bushnell was $13 million and $3 million, respectively. Third quarter operating profit for Bushnell includes inventory step-up and transition costs.

CORPORATE AND OTHER

In the third quarter, corporate and other expenses totaled $22 million compared to $14 million in the prior-year quarter, reflecting transaction costs of $10 million related to acquisitions and higher intercompany profit eliminations, partially offset by a reduction in pension expense. The tax rate for the quarter was 32.7 percent compared to 31.9 percent in the prior year. The higher tax rate is due primarily to nondeductible acquisition-related costs and lower benefits from the Domestic Manufacturing Deduction, partially offset by a favorable true-up of prior-year taxes and extension of the federal R&D tax credit in 2013.

Interest expense was $29 million compared to $14 million in the prior-year quarter, reflecting higher average debt levels and the write-off of $6 million of deferred financing costs as a result of previously announced debt refinancing. Year-to-date free cash flow was $142 million compared to free cash flow of $57 million in the prior-year period (see reconciliation table for details). The increase in free cash flow reflects the impact of a reduction in pension contributions of $100 million over the prior year, the absence of a LUU flare settlement payment in the prior year, and decreased tax payments, offset by increased working capital, primarily due to the timing of payments and collection of a significant receivable in the prior year. Year-to-date capital expenditures were $81 million compared to $61 million in the prior year, primarily driven by capital expenditures in the Defense Group, due to a new contract in the Small Caliber Systems division and capital expenditures as part of the Savage acquisition.

A total of $4 million in shares were repurchased in the third quarter, bringing the total value of share repurchases to $112 million since ATK's Board of Directors established the two-year repurchase program on Jan. 31, 2012. This week, on Jan. 29, 2014, the Board of Directors approved the extension of the share repurchase program until March 31, 2015. This will allow the company the option to offset the potential dilution of any shares that could be issued in connection with the potential retirement of the convertible notes in August 2014.

OUTLOOK

ATK is raising its full-year FY14 sales guidance to a range of approximately $4.73 billion to $4.78 billion, up from previous guidance of $4.68 billion to $4.73 billion, reflecting improved operating performance in the Sporting Group. The effective tax rate for the year is expected to be approximately 33.5 percent, down from previous guidance of approximately 34.5 percent, due primarily to the favorable true-up of prior-year taxes.

Full-year FY14 EPS guidance is now $9.50 to $9.80, up from previous guidance of $9.10 to $9.40, reflecting improved sales as noted above and a lower expected tax rate. ATK expects its full-year FY14 free cash flow guidance in the range of $215 million to $235 million, up from previous guidance of $210 million to $230 million (see reconciliation table for details).

ATK's Board of Directors has declared a 23 percent increase in its quarterly cash dividend to $0.32 per share, up from $0.26 per share. The dividend will be payable March 27, 2014, to stockholders of record as of March 4, 2014.

"We are pleased with our third quarter performance and execution across the business. We are committed to returning value to our shareholders, and the company's Board of Directors increased the quarterly cash dividend by 23 percent," said Neal Cohen, ATK Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Sales, Margins, and Earnings Per Share

The Sales, Margins, and Earnings Per Share (EPS) excluding transaction costs associated with acquisitions, write-off of deferred financing costs, Bushnell inventory step-up, and the results of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP) are non-GAAP financial measures that ATK defines as Sales, Margins, and EPS excluding the impact of these items. ATK management is presenting these measures so a reader may compare Sales, Margins, and EPS excluding these items as the measures provide investors with an important perspective on the operating results of the Company. ATK management uses these measurements internally to assess business performance, and ATK's definition may differ from those used by other companies.

Total ATK for the Quarter Ending

December 29, 2013:



Sales


EBIT


Margin


Interest expense


Taxes


After-tax


EPS

As reported


$

1,208,404



$

145,975



12.1

%


$

28,501



$

38,954



$

80,286



$

2.46


Transaction costs




10,200







1,809



8,391



0.26


Deferred financing costs written off








(6,166)



2,374



3,792



0.12


Inventory step-up




1,377







530



847



0.03


As adjusted


$

1,208,404



$

157,552



13.0

%


$

(6,166)



$

43,667



$

93,316



$

2.87


December 30, 2012:



Sales


EBIT


Margin


Taxes


After-tax


EPS

As reported


$

1,056,182



$

106,859



10.1

%


$

29,693



$

63,175



$

1.93


Radford


(6,741)



(4,259)





(1,661)



(2,598)



(0.09)


As adjusted


$

1,049,441



$

102,600



9.8

%


$

28,032



$

60,577



$

1.84


Free Cash Flow

Free cash flow is defined as cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. ATK management believes free cash flow provides investors with an important perspective on the cash available for debt repayment, cash dividends, share repurchases and acquisitions after making the capital investments required to support ongoing business operations. ATK management uses free cash flow internally to assess both business performance and overall liquidity.



Nine months ended December 29, 2013


Nine months ended December 30, 2012


Projected Year Ending March 31, 2014

Cash provided by operating activities


$

222,284



$

118,400



$360,000–$380,000

Capital expenditures


(80,580)



(61,351)



~(145,000)

Free cash flow


$

141,704



$

57,049



$215,000–$235,000

ATK is an aerospace, defense and commercial products company with operations in 22 states, Puerto Rico and internationally. News and information can be found on the Internet at www.atk.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atk or on Twitter @ATK.

Certain information discussed in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although ATK believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Among these factors are: the risk that the anticipated benefits and cost savings from the Bushnell transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer than expected to realize; assumptions regarding the demand for Bushnell's products; the ability of ATK to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with customers, suppliers and other business partners of Bushnell; costs or difficulties related to the integration of Bushnell following completion of the transaction; and changes in the business, industry or economic conditions or competitive environment; assumptions related to the profitability of commercial aerospace structures programs; uncertainties related to the development of NASA's new Space Launch System; demand for commercial and military ammunition; sales levels of firearms; changes in federal and state firearms and ammunition regulation; changes in governmental spending, budgetary policies, including the impacts of sequestration under the Budget Control Act of 2011, and product sourcing strategies; the company's competitive environment; risks inherent in the development and manufacture of advanced technology; risks associated with compliance and diversification into new markets, including international markets; assumptions regarding the company's long-term growth strategy; assumptions regarding growth opportunities in international and commercial markets; increases in commodity costs, energy prices and production costs; foreign currency exchange rates and fluctuations in those rates; assumptions regarding orders; the terms and timing of awards and contracts; program performance; program terminations; changes in cost estimates related to relocation of facilities; the outcome of contingencies, including litigation and environmental remediation; cybersecurity and other industrial and physical security threats; actual pension asset returns and assumptions regarding future returns, discount rates and service costs; capital market volatility and corresponding assumptions related to the company's shares outstanding; the availability of capital market financing; changes to accounting standards or policies; changes in tax rules or pronouncements; economic conditions; and the company's capital deployment strategy, including debt repayment, dividend payments, share repurchases, pension funding, mergers and acquisitions - including the related costs and any integration thereof. ATK undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For further information on factors that could impact ATK, and statements contained herein, please refer to ATK's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


 

ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(preliminary and unaudited)




QUARTERS ENDED


NINE MONTHS ENDED

(Amounts in thousands except per share data)


December 29, 2013


December 30, 2012


December 29, 2013


December 30, 2012

Sales


$

1,208,404



$

1,056,182



$

3,429,526



$

3,208,271


Cost of sales


919,234



836,555



2,630,919



2,510,754


Gross profit


289,170



219,627



798,607



697,517


Operating expenses:









Research and development


11,899



13,947



34,126



43,869


Selling


56,952



41,535



146,617



121,670


General and administrative


74,344



57,286



198,003



183,874


Income before interest, loss on extinguishment of debt, income taxes, and noncontrolling interest


145,975



106,859



419,861



348,104


Interest expense


(28,501)



(14,074)



(57,634)



(51,986)


Interest income


1,793



139



1,884



326


Loss on extinguishment of debt


-



-



-



(11,773)


Income before income taxes and noncontrolling interest


119,267



92,924



364,111



284,671


Income tax provision


38,954



29,693



118,991



85,330


Net income


80,313



63,231



245,120



199,341


Less net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


27



56



210



276


Net income attributable to Alliant Techsystems Inc. 


$

80,286



$

63,175



$

244,910



$

199,065


Alliant Techsystems Inc. earnings per common share:









Basic


$

2.55



$

1.95



$

7.73



$

6.13


Diluted


$

2.46



$

1.93



$

7.55



$

6.10


Cash dividends paid per share


$

0.26



$

0.26



$

0.78



$

0.66


Alliant Techsystems Inc. weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:









Basic


31,536



32,454



31,701



32,493


Diluted


32,613



32,652



32,418



32,641











Net Income (from above)


$

80,313



$

63,231



$

245,120



$

199,341


Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:









Pension and other postretirement benefit liabilities:









Reclassification of prior service credits for pension and postretirement benefit plans recorded to net income, net of tax benefit of $2,810, $841, $8,430, and $2,524


(4,531)



(1,352)



(13,594)



(4,055)


Reclassification of net actuarial loss for pension and postretirement benefit plans recorded to net income, net of tax expense of $(14,198), $(12,279), and $(42,594) $(36,897)


22,847



19,519



68,541



58,561


Valuation adjustment for pension and postretirement benefit plans, net of tax (expense) benefit of $0, $0, $0, and $(732)


-



-



-



1,268


Change in fair value of derivatives, net of tax benefit (expense) of $(1,406), $681, $342 and $1,534, respectively


2,246



(1,064)



(547)



(2,399)


Change in fair value of available-for-sale securities, net of tax benefit (expense) of $(35), $(26), $29, and $122, respectively


56



41



(47)



(191)


Change in cumulative translation adjustment, net of income taxes of $1,035, $0, $1,011, and $0


(1,654)



-



(1,620)



-


Total other comprehensive income


$

18,964



$

17,144



$

52,733



$

53,184


Comprehensive income


99,277



80,375



297,853



252,525


Less comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest


27



56



210



276


Comprehensive income attributable to Alliant Techsystems Inc


$

99,250



$

80,319



$

297,643



$

252,249


 

ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(preliminary and unaudited)


(Amounts in thousands except share data)


December 29, 2013


March 31, 2013

ASSETS





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

189,757



$

417,289


Net receivables


1,411,301



1,312,573


Net inventories


553,217



315,064


Income tax receivable


6,584



22,066


Deferred income tax assets


77,953



106,566


Other current assets


76,526



45,174


Total current assets


2,315,338



2,218,732


Net property, plant, and equipment


655,575



602,320


Goodwill


1,913,666



1,251,536


Net intangible assets


590,889



109,954


Noncurrent deferred income tax assets


-



95,007


Deferred charges and other non-current assets


115,947



105,461


Total assets


$

5,591,415



$

4,383,010


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY





Current liabilities:





Current portion of long-term debt


$

247,358



$

50,000


Accounts payable


251,803



337,713


Contract advances and allowances


107,581



119,491


Accrued compensation


107,662



137,630


Accrued income taxes


-



-


Other accrued liabilities


343,386



262,021


Total current liabilities


1,057,790



906,855


Long-term debt


1,857,000



1,023,877


Postretirement and postemployment benefits liabilities


85,449



94,087


Accrued pension liability


679,984



719,172


Other long-term liabilities


116,216



126,458


Total liabilities


3,845,131



2,870,449


Commitments and contingencies (Notes 16)





Common stock-$.01 par value:





Authorized-180,000,000 shares, Issued and outstanding-31,823,696 shares at December 29, 2013 and 32,318,295 shares at March 31, 2013


318



323


Additional paid-in-capital


538,563



534,137


Retained earnings


2,703,442



2,483,483


Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(775,571)



(828,304)


Common stock in treasury, at cost-9,731,753 shares held at December 29, 2013 and 9,237,154 shares held at March 31, 2013


(731,070)



(687,470)


Total Alliant Techsystems Inc. stockholders' equity


1,735,682



1,502,169


Noncontrolling interest


10,602



10,392


Total equity


1,746,284



1,512,561


Total liabilities and equity


$

5,591,415



$

4,383,010















 

ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(preliminary and unaudited)




NINE MONTHS ENDED

(Amounts in thousands)


December 29, 2013


December 30, 2012

Operating Activities





Net income


$

245,120



$

199,341


Adjustments to net income to arrive at cash provided by operating activities:





Depreciation


70,160



73,578


Amortization of intangible assets


17,239



8,400


Amortization of debt discount


5,481



5,116


Amortization of deferred financing costs


9,047



2,948


Deferred income taxes


12,170



(17,655)


Loss on extinguishment of debt


-



11,773


Loss on disposal of property


3,908



638


Share-based plans expense


9,437



10,878


Excess tax benefits from share-based plans


(833)



(2)


Changes in assets and liabilities net of effects of business acquisitions:





Net receivables


46,217



87,288


Net inventories


(47,679)



(44,757)


Accounts payable


(177,435)



(113,411)


Contract advances and allowances


(11,910)



5,525


Accrued compensation


(35,570)



(7,076)


Accrued income taxes


9,726



(22,976)


Pension and other postretirement benefits


41,284



(30,975)


Other assets and liabilities


25,922



(50,233)


Cash provided by operating activities


222,284



118,400


Investing Activities





Capital expenditures


(80,580)



(61,351)


Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired


(1,301,597)



-


Proceeds from the disposition of property, plant, and equipment


5,326



19


Cash used for investing activities


(1,376,851)



(61,332)


Financing Activities





Borrowings on line of credit


280,000



-


Repayments of line of credit


(280,000)



-


Payments made on bank debt


(25,000)



(10,000)


Payments made to extinguish debt


(510,000)



(409,000)


Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt


1,560,000



200,000


Payments made for debt issue costs


(21,641)



(1,458)


Purchase of treasury shares


(53,270)



(24,997)


Dividends paid


(24,951)



(21,563)


Proceeds from employee stock compensation plans


729



3,056


Excess tax benefits from share-based plans


833



2


Cash provided by (used for) financing activities


926,700



(263,960)


Effect of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations on cash


335



-


Decrease in cash and cash equivalents


(227,532)



(206,892)


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


417,289



568,813


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$

189,757



$

361,921


 

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Phone: 703-412-3231

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