Release Date: 04/28/2022
Chandler, Arizona, April 28, 2022: Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2022.
“Rogers delivered solid first quarter revenue growth driven by EV/HEV, ADAS and industrial market sales,” stated Bruce D. Hoechner, Rogers' President and CEO. “Underlying market demand continues to be strong, although further sales growth and margin improvement in the first quarter was tempered by global supply challenges and COVID impacts in China. The outlook for Advanced Mobility and other growth markets remains robust and our investments to capitalize on the long-term growth, particularly in the EV/HEV market where demand is accelerating, remain on track. We continue to look forward to the combination with DuPont and the many compelling benefits we expect it will provide for our employees, customers and other stakeholders.”
|GAAP Results||Q1 2022||Q4 2021||Q1 2021|
|Net Sales ($M)||$248.3||$230.5||$229.3|
|Net Income ($M)||$16.6||$23.1||$31.2|
|Net Income Margin||6.7%||10.0%||13.6%|
|Diluted Earnings Per Share||$0.87||$1.22||$1.66|
|Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities||$(13.7)||$18.2||$36.5|
|Non-GAAP Results1||Q1 2022||Q4 2021||Q1 2021|
|Adjusted Operating Margin||14.5%||12.2%||19.0%|
|Adjusted Net Income ($M)||$29.1||$36.3||$36.0|
|Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share||$1.53||$1.92||$1.92|
|Adjusted EBITDA ($M)||$47.2||$41.7||$59.8|
|Adjusted EBITDA Margin||19.0%||18.1%||26.1%|
|Free Cash Flow ($M)||$(42.0)||$(9.5)||$32.9|
|Net Sales by Operating Segment (dollars in millions)||Q1 2022||Q4 2021||Q1 2021|
|Advanced Electronics Solutions (AES)2||$133.2||$127.1||$131.9|
|Elastomeric Material Solutions (EMS)||$110.2||$98.9||$91.8|
1 - A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures is provided in the schedules included below
2 - The AES business segment was formed in the first quarter of 2021 through the combination of the Advanced Connectivity Solutions (ACS) and Power Electronics Solutions (PES) businesses. Prior period consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.
Net sales of $248.3 million increased 7.7% versus the prior quarter primarily due to higher EV/HEV, ADAS and industrial market volumes and commercial actions. Further sales growth was tempered by lower demand from customers dealing with COVID impacts and component shortages. Additionally, labor and raw material constraints moderated manufacturing levels for certain products. EMS net sales increased by 11.5% resulting from higher EV/HEV and industrial market sales and the Silicone Engineering acquisition. This increase was partially offset by lower portable electronics revenues from COVID impacts. AES net sales increased by 4.7% due to strong EV/HEV revenues and improved ADAS volumes, partially offset by lower wireless infrastructure revenues. Currency exchange rates unfavorably impacted total company net sales in the first quarter of 2022 by $1.3 million compared to prior quarter net sales.
Gross margin was 34.4%, compared to 33.9% in the prior quarter. The increase in gross margin was primarily driven by higher volume and commercial actions, partially offset by unfavorable product mix and lower yields.
Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses decreased by $0.2 million from the prior quarter to $57.7 million. SG&A expense declined due to lower depreciation and amortization expense, which was primarily offset by an increase in costs associated with the proposed acquisition of Rogers by DuPont.
GAAP operating margin of 8.0% increased by 350 basis points from the prior quarter primarily due to the improvement in gross margin and lower SG&A expenses. Adjusted operating margin of 14.5% increased by 230 basis points versus the prior quarter.
GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.87, compared to earnings per diluted share of $1.22 in the previous quarter. The decrease in GAAP earnings was due to higher tax expense from a change in unrecognized tax positions in China in Q4, partially offset by the improvement in operating income. On an adjusted basis, earnings were $1.53 per diluted share compared to adjusted earnings of $1.92 per diluted share in the prior quarter.
Ending cash and cash equivalents were $182.1 million, a decrease of $50.2 million versus the prior quarter. Net cash used in operating activities was $13.7 million, compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $18.2 million in Q4. Operating cash flow declined versus the prior quarter primarily due to an increase in working capital, resulting from higher sales and additional inventory for new production facilities and building safety stock. Capital expenditures were $28.2 million in the first quarter compared to $27.7 million in the prior quarter.
As previously announced on November 2, 2021, Rogers has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by DuPont for $277.00 per share in cash. As a result of the pending acquisition, Rogers will not hold an earnings call or provide forward-looking guidance. Rogers' shareholders approved the merger agreement at a special shareholder meeting held on January 25, 2022. The transaction is expected to close late in the second quarter or early in the third quarter of 2022, subject to the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions, including receipt of certain regulatory approvals.
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global leader in engineered materials to power, protect and connect our world. Rogers delivers innovative solutions to help our customers solve their toughest material challenges. Rogers’ advanced electronic and elastomeric materials are used in applications for EV/HEV, automotive safety and radar systems, mobile devices, renewable energy, wireless infrastructure, energy-efficient motor drives, industrial equipment and more. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Asia and Europe, with sales offices worldwide.
Statements included in this release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Words or phrases such as “believe,” “may,” “could,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “seek,” “plan,” “expect,” “should,” “would” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, and are based on Rogers’ current beliefs and expectations. This release contains forward-looking statements, which concern the planned acquisition of Rogers by DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (the “DuPont Merger”), our plans, objectives, outlook, goals, strategies, future events, future net sales or performance, capital expenditures, future restructuring, plans or intentions relating to expansions, business trends and other information that is not historical information. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us on the date of this release and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. Rogers’ actual future results may differ materially from Rogers’ current expectations due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in its business and risks relating to the DuPont Merger. These risks include, but are not limited to: uncertainties as to the timing and structure of the DuPont Merger; the possibility that various closing conditions for the transaction may not be satisfied or waived, including that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant approval for the consummation of the DuPont Merger; the risk that management’s time and attention is diverted on transaction related issues; the risk that Rogers is unable to retain key personnel; the effects of disruptions caused by the transaction making it more difficult to maintain relationships with employees, customers, vendors and other business partners; and the risk that stockholder litigation in connection with the DuPont Merger may result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability. Other risks and uncertainties that could cause such results to differ include: the duration and impacts of the novel coronavirus global pandemic and efforts to contain its transmission and distribute vaccines, including the effect of these factors on our business, suppliers, customers, end users and economic conditions generally; continuing disruptions to global supply chains and our ability, or the ability of our suppliers, to obtain necessary product components; failure to capitalize on, volatility within, or other adverse changes with respect to the Company's growth drivers, including advanced mobility and advanced connectivity, such as delays in adoption or implementation of new technologies; uncertain business, economic and political conditions in the United States (U.S.) and abroad, particularly in China, South Korea, Germany, the United Kingdom, Hungary and Belgium, where we maintain significant manufacturing, sales or administrative operations; the trade policy dynamics between the U.S. and China reflected in trade agreement negotiations and the imposition of tariffs and other trade restrictions, including trade restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei); fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; our ability to develop innovative products and the extent to which our products are incorporated into end-user products and systems and the extent to which end-user products and systems incorporating our products achieve commercial success; the ability and willingness of our sole or limited source suppliers to deliver certain key raw materials, including commodities, to us in a timely and cost-effective manner; intense global competition affecting both our existing products and products currently under development; business interruptions due to catastrophes or other similar events, such as natural disasters, war, including the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, terrorism or public health crises; the impact of sanctions, export controls and other foreign asset or investment restrictions; failure to realize, or delays in the realization of anticipated benefits of acquisitions and divestitures due to, among other things, the existence of unknown liabilities or difficulty integrating acquired businesses; our ability to attract and retain management and skilled technical personnel; our ability to protect our proprietary technology from infringement by third parties and/or allegations that our technology infringes third party rights; changes in effective tax rates or tax laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which we operate; failure to comply with financial and restrictive covenants in our credit agreement or restrictions on our operational and financial flexibility due to such covenants; the outcome of ongoing and future litigation, including our asbestos-related product liability litigation; changes in environmental laws and regulations applicable to our business; and disruptions in, or breaches of, our information technology systems. Should any risks and uncertainties develop into actual events, these developments could have a material adverse effect on the Company or the DuPont Merger. For additional information about the risks, uncertainties and other factors that may affect our business, please see our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Rogers Corporation assumes no responsibility to update any forward-looking statements contained herein except as required by law.
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