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TRW Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

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SOURCE TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

LIVONIA, Mich., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW), the global leader in active and passive safety systems, today reported first quarter 2014 financial results with sales of $4.4 billion, an increase of 5% compared to the prior year period.  The Company reported GAAP first quarter net earnings of $199 million or $1.68 per diluted share, which compares to net earnings of $162 million or $1.29 per diluted share in the prior year period.                  

Excluding special items from the Company's current and prior year quarterly results, the Company reported first quarter 2014 net earnings of $215 million, or $1.81 per diluted share, an increase of 20% compared to last year's first quarter earnings of $1.51 per diluted share.            

"TRW achieved a strong start to 2014 as evidenced by the Company's first quarter performance," said John C. Plant, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  "Increasing global demand for TRW's safety technologies, especially in China where sales increased 16% year-on-year, combined with increased vehicle production in each of the Company's major regions, continued to drive profitable growth, solid results and long-term value to our shareholders."       

First Quarter 2014
The Company reported first quarter 2014 sales of $4.4 billion, an increase of $229 million from the prior year period.  The higher level of sales was driven by increasing demand for TRW's innovative technologies, higher vehicle production volumes, and the positive impact of currency movements between the two periods, partially offset by the negative impact related to exiting certain businesses within the Company's North American brake component and assembly operations.                          

The Company's first quarter 2014 operating income was $308 million, compared with $253 million in the 2013 period.  Both the 2014 and 2013 periods included restructuring and asset impairment charges totaling $20 million and $37 million, respectively.  Excluding these charges, operating income for the first quarter was $328 million (margin of 7.4%), which compares to $290 million (margin of 6.9%) in the prior year period.                               

Net interest expense for the first quarter of 2014 totaled $31 million, which compares to $30 million in the 2013 period.                          

Tax expense for the first quarter of 2014 was $78 million, which compares to a tax expense of $62 million in the prior year period.  Both the 2014 and 2013 periods included tax benefits related to restructuring actions totaling $4 million and $10 million, respectively.      

The Company reported 2014 first quarter GAAP net earnings of $199 million, or $1.68 per diluted share, which compares to GAAP net earnings of $162 million, or $1.29 per diluted share in the 2013 period. 

Excluding special items, the Company reported first quarter 2014 net earnings of $215 million, or $1.81 per diluted share, an increase of 20% compared to last year's first quarter earnings of $1.51 per diluted share. 

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and special items ("adjusted EBITDA") were $437 million in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the prior year level of $396 million.  See page A5 for a description of the special items excluded in calculating adjusted EBITDA.      

Cash Flow and Capital Structure
First quarter 2014 net cash flow provided by operating activities was a use of $183 million, which compares to a use of $178 million in the first quarter of 2013.  Capital expenditures were $105 million in the current quarter compared to $104 million last year.  First quarter free cash flow (cash flow from operating activities less capital expenditures) was an outflow of $288 million, compared to an outflow $282 million in the prior year quarter. 

During the first quarter of 2014, TRW used $400 million of cash and initially received 3.9 million shares of its common stock through an accelerated share repurchase agreement.  As previously disclosed, the repurchase agreement is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter 2014.  In addition, $469 million of face value bond debt matured during the quarter and was paid off with a combination of cash on hand and short-term debt facilities.            

As of March 28, 2014, the Company had $1,886 million of debt and $811 million of cash and cash equivalents, resulting in net debt (defined as debt less cash and cash equivalents) of $1,075 million.  The $228 million decrease in total gross debt compared to year end 2013 primarily reflects the $469 million of face value bond debt that matured during the quarter, partially offset by an increase in short-term uncommitted lines of credit.                   

2014 Outlook
TRW expects full year industry production volumes to total 16.8 million units in North America and 19.6 million units in Europe.  In addition, the Company continues to expect expansion in vehicle production volumes in China.  Based on these production levels, the Company's first quarter performance and expectations for foreign currency exchange rates, full year 2014 sales are now expected to range between $17.4 billion and $17.7 billion, with second quarter sales expected to be approximately $4.5 billion.        

First Quarter 2014 Conference Call
The Company will host its first quarter conference call at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern time) today, Tuesday, April 29th, to discuss financial results and other related matters.  To participate in the conference call, please dial (877) 852-7898 for U.S. locations, or (706) 634-1095 for international locations. 

An audio replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will be accessible afterward for approximately two weeks.  To access the replay, U.S. locations should dial (855) 859-2056, and locations outside the U.S. should dial (404) 537-3406. The replay code is 21549269.  A live audio webcast and replay of the conference call will also be available on the Company's website at www.trw.com.

Reconciliation to GAAP
In addition to GAAP results included within this press release, the Company has provided certain information which is not calculated according to GAAP ("non-GAAP"), such as net earnings, operating income and margin, and diluted earnings per share each excluding special items; adjusted EBITDA; and free cash flow.  Management uses these non-GAAP measures to evaluate the operating performance of the Company and its business segments and to forecast future periods.  Management believes that investors will likewise find these non-GAAP measures useful in evaluating such performance.  Such measures are frequently used by security analysts, institutional investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry.    

Non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP and, as calculated, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.  For a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measure and for share amounts used to derive earnings per share, please see the financial schedules that accompany this release.

About TRW
With 2013 sales of $17.4 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 24 countries and employs approximately 65,000 people worldwide.  TRW Automotive products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags), electronics, engine components, fastening systems and aftermarket replacement parts and services.  All references to "TRW Automotive", "TRW" or the "Company" in this press release refer to TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries, unless otherwise indicated.  TRW Automotive news is available on the internet at www.trw.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains statements that are not statements of historical fact, but instead are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.  There are a number of risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those suggested by our forward-looking statements, including those set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 under "Item 1A. Risk Factors," including: economic conditions adversely affecting our business, results or the viability of our supply base; risks associated with non-U.S. operations, including economic and political uncertainty in some regions, adversely affecting our business, results or financial condition; the unsuccessful implementation of our current expansion efforts adversely impacting our business or results; any developments related to antitrust investigations adversely affecting our financial condition, results, cash flows or reputation; pricing pressures from our customers adversely affecting our profitability; global competition adversely affecting our sales, profitability or financial condition; any disruption in our information technology systems adversely impacting our business and operations; any shortage of supplies causing a production disruption for any customers or us; the loss of any of our largest customers or a significant amount of their business, or a significant decline in their production levels, adversely affecting us; strengthening of the U.S. dollar and other foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations impacting our results; our contingent liabilities and tax matters causing us to incur losses or costs; any inability to protect our intellectual property rights adversely affecting our business or our competitive position; commodity inflationary pressures adversely affecting our profitability or supply base; costs or adverse effects on our business, reputation or results from governmental regulations; work stoppages or other labor issues at our facilities or those of our customers or others in our supply chain adversely affecting our business, results or financial condition; any increase in the expense of our pension and other postretirement benefits or the funding requirements of our pension plans reducing our profitability; and other risks and uncertainties set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, in "Executive Overview" and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  We do not undertake any obligation to release publicly any update or revision to any of the forward-looking statements.        

 

A1

 

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

Index of Condensed Consolidated Financial Information


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Consolidated Statements of Earnings (unaudited)
for the three months ended March 28, 2014 and March 29, 2013 

A2



Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 28, 2014 (unaudited)
and December 31, 2013 

A3



Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
for the three months ended March 28, 2014 and March 29, 2013 

A4



Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (unaudited)


for the three months ended March 28, 2014 and March 29, 2013

A5



Reconciliation of GAAP Net Earnings to Adjusted Earnings (unaudited):


   -- For the three months ended March 28, 2014

A6

   -- For the three months ended March 29, 2013 

A7

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial information and reconciliation schedules should be read in conjunction with the TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, which was filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

A2

 

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.












Consolidated Statements of Earnings

(Unaudited)














Three Months Ended

(In millions, except per share amounts)


March 28,

2014


March 29,

2013












Sales


$

4,442



$

4,213


Cost of sales



3,942




3,786




Gross profit



500




427


Administrative and selling expenses



166




141


Restructuring charges and asset impairments



20




37


Other expense (income) - net



6




(4)




Operating income



308




253


Interest expense - net



31




30


Equity in earnings of affiliates, net of tax



(10)




(12)




Earnings before income taxes



287




235


Income tax expense



78




62




Net earnings



209




173


Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest, net of tax



10




11




Net earnings attributable to TRW


$

199



$

162














































Basic earnings per share:










Earnings per share


$

1.76



$

1.35



Weighted average shares outstanding



113.3




119.6













Diluted earnings per share:










Earnings per share


$

1.68



$

1.29



Weighted average shares outstanding



119.8




126.9


 

A3

 

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.











Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets













As of




March 28,


December 31,

(Dollars in millions)


2014


2013














(Unaudited)





Assets

Current assets:










Cash and cash equivalents


$

811



$

1,729



Accounts receivable - net



2,934




2,478



Inventories



1,066




1,019



Prepaid expenses and other current assets



435




402


Total current assets



5,246




5,628












Property, plant and equipment - net



2,697




2,718


Goodwill



1,759




1,760


Intangible assets - net



290




292


Pension assets



1,115




1,059


Other assets



829




795



Total assets


$

11,936



$

12,252












Liabilities and Equity

Current liabilities:










Short-term debt


$

397



$

159



Current portion of long-term debt



21




482



Trade accounts payable



2,638




2,597



Accrued compensation



273




285



Other current liabilities



1,287




1,232


Total current liabilities



4,616




4,755












Long-term debt



1,468




1,473


Postretirement benefits other than pensions



369




375


Pension benefits



676




676


Other long-term liabilities



609




577



Total liabilities



7,738




7,856












Commitments and contingencies



















Stockholders' equity:










Capital stock



1




1



Paid-in-capital



1,628




1,715



Retained earnings



2,737




2,858



Accumulated other comprehensive earnings (losses)



(375)




(380)


Total TRW stockholders' equity



3,991




4,194


Noncontrolling interest



207




202


Total equity



4,198




4,396


Total liabilities and equity


$

11,936



$

12,252


 

A4

 

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.












Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)














Three Months Ended





March 28,


March 29,

(Dollars in millions)


2014

2013












Operating Activities









Net earnings


$

209



$

173


Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash used in operating activities:










Depreciation and amortization



109




105



Net pension and other postretirement benefits income and contributions



(58)




(62)



Asset impairments



12




-



Deferred income taxes



30




23



Other - net



(5)




3


Changes in assets and liabilities:










Accounts receivable - net



(473)




(506)



Inventories



(50)




(63)



Trade accounts payable



57




119



Prepaid expenses and other assets



(57)




(31)



Other liabilities



43




61




Net cash used in operating activities



(183)




(178)













Investing Activities









Capital expenditures, including other intangible assets



(105)




(104)




Net cash used in investing activities 



(105)




(104)













Financing Activities









Change in short-term debt



242




36


Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net of fees



-




394


Redemption of long-term debt



(471)




(12)


Proceeds from exercise of stock options



1




16


Repurchase of capital stock



(400)




(10)


Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest



(3)




(2)




Net cash (provided by) used in financing activities



(631)




422


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash



1




(17)


(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents



(918)




123


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period



1,729




1,223


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$

811



$

1,346


 

A5

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow are not recognized terms under GAAP and do not purport to be alternatives to the most comparable GAAP amounts.  Further, since all companies do not use identical calculations, our definition and presentation of these measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
EBITDA as calculated below is a measure used by management to evaluate the operating performance of the Company and its business segments and to forecast future periods.  Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA excluding restructuring charges, asset impairments and other significant special items.  Management uses Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the performance of ongoing operations separate from items that may have a disproportionate impact in any particular period.  EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are frequently used by securities analysts, institutional investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not purport to be alternatives to net earnings as an indicator of operating performance, nor to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity.  Additionally, neither is intended to be a measure of free cash flow for management's discretionary use, as they do not consider certain cash requirements such as interest payments, tax payments and debt service requirements.



Three Months Ended






March 28,


March 29,


(Dollars in millions)


2014


2013














GAAP net earnings attributable to TRW


$

199



$

162




Income tax expense



78




62




Interest expense - net



31




30




Depreciation and amortization



109




105



EBITDA



417




359
















Restructuring charges and asset impairments



20




37



Adjusted EBITDA


$

437



$

396















Free Cash Flow
Free cash flow represents net cash used in operating activities less capital expenditures, and is used by management in analyzing the Company's ability to service and repay its debt and to forecast future periods.  However, this measure does not represent funds available for investment or other discretionary uses since it does not deduct cash used to service debt or for other non-discretionary expenditures.

 
















Three Months Ended






March 28,


March 29,


(Dollars in millions)


2014


2013














Cash flow used in operating activities


$

(183)



$

(178)



Capital expenditures



(105)




(104)



Free cash flow


$

(288)



$

(282)















 


A6

 

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

















Reconciliation of GAAP Net Earnings to Adjusted Earnings

(Unaudited)





















































Three Months







Three Months





Ended







Ended





March 28, 2014







March 28, 2014

(In millions, except per share amounts)


Actual



Adjustments


Adjusted

















Operating income



308





20

 (a) 



328


Interest expense - net



31





-




31


Equity in earnings of affiliates, net of tax



(10)





-




(10)




Earnings before income taxes



287





20




307


Income tax expense



78





4

 (b) 



82




Net earnings



209





16




225


Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest, net of tax



10





-




10




Net earnings attributable to TRW


$

199




$

16



$

215


















Basic earnings per share:















Earnings per share


$

1.76








$

1.90



Weighted average shares outstanding



113.3









113.3


















Diluted earnings per share:















Earnings per share


$

1.68








$

1.81



Weighted average shares outstanding



119.8









119.8


__________






























(a)

Represents the elimination of:


(i)

Restructuring charges of $8 million related to severance and other charges, and


(ii)

Asset impairment charges of $12 million.

(b)

Represents the elimination of the income tax impact of the above adjustments, by calculating the income tax impact of each of these items using the appropriate tax rate for the jurisdiction where the charges were incurred.

 

A7

 

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.


















Reconciliation of GAAP Net Earnings to Adjusted Earnings

(Unaudited)
























































Three Months








Three Months





Ended








Ended





March 29, 2013








March 29, 2013

(In millions, except per share amounts)


Actual



Adjustments



Adjusted


















Operating income



253





37


(a) 



290


Interest expense - net



30





-





30


Equity in earnings of affiliates, net of tax



(12)





-





(12)




Earnings before income taxes



235





37





272


Income tax expense



62





10


(b) 



72




Net earnings



173





27





200


Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest, net of tax



11





-





11




Net earnings attributable to TRW


$

162




$

27




$

189



















Basic earnings per share:
















Earnings per share


$

1.35









$

1.58



Weighted average shares outstanding



119.6










119.6



















Diluted earnings per share:
















Earnings per share


$

1.29









$

1.51



Weighted average shares outstanding



126.9










126.9


__________
































(a)

Represents the elimination of restructuring charges of $37 million primarily related to severance and other charges.

(b)

Represents the elimination of the income tax impact of the above adjustment, by calculating the income tax impact of the item using the appropriate tax rate for the jurisdiction where the charges were incurred.

 

 

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