Ducommun Reports Results for Q2 2022


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Ducommun Incorporated reported results for its second quarter ended July 2, 2022.

Second Quarter 2022 Recap

  • Net revenue was $174.2 million
  • Net income of $4.1 million, or $0.34 per diluted share
  • Adjusted net income of $9.3 million, or $0.76 per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $24.1 million, or 13.8% of revenue
  • Free cash flow of $20.7 million
  • Record backlog of $976 million
  • Debt refinancing completed after quarter end

“It was another solid quarter for the Company as we move forward in 2022 with commercial aerospace demand leading the way along with another quarter of steady performance in Ducommun's defense business,” said Stephen G. Oswald, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Quarterly revenue exceeded $170 million for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 and rose to $174.2 million, up 9% over Q2 2021. We were delighted to see significant volume return led by commercial aircraft platform sales to Boeing, Airbus and Gulfstream with overall Commercial Aerospace revenue for the Company up over 50% year-over-year. Our adjusted EBITDA of $24.1 million was a strong increase sequentially as well and free cash flow of $20.7 million was also a highlight with free cash flow the strongest performance since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In addition, it was the second consecutive quarter of reaching an all-time high in our backlog, which positions Ducommun well moving into the second half of the year. Finally, as we had previously announced after our quarter end, we are very pleased to have completed our debt refinancing with favorable terms.”

Second Quarter Results

Net revenue for the second quarter of 2022 was $174.2 million compared to $160.2 million for the second quarter of 2021. The year-over-year increase of 8.7% was primarily due to the following:

$19.5 million higher revenue in the Company’s commercial aerospace end-use markets due to higher build rates on large aircraft platforms, other commercial aerospace platforms, and regional and business aircraft platforms; partially offset by

$6.3 million lower revenue in the Company’s military and space end-use markets due to lower build rates on military rotary-wing aircraft platforms and various missile platforms, partially offset by higher build rates on other military and space platforms.

Net income for the second quarter of 2022 was $4.1 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, compared to $8.4 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2021. This reflects lower gross profit of $2.1 million and higher restructuring charges of $3.2 million (of which $0.5 million was included in cost of sales).

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2022 was $34.6 million, or 19.9% of revenue, compared to gross profit of $36.8 million, or 23.0% of revenue, for the second quarter of 2021. The decrease in gross profit as a percentage of net revenue year-over-year was primarily due to unfavorable product mix, partially offset by favorable manufacturing volume and lower compensation and benefits costs.

Operating income for the second quarter of 2022 was $7.8 million, or 4.5% of revenue, compared to $13.1 million, or 8.2% of revenue, in the comparable period last year. The year-over-year decrease of $5.3 million was primarily due to lower gross profit and higher restructuring charges. Adjusted operating income for the second quarter of 2022 was $14.2 million, or 8.2% of revenue, compared to $15.0 million, or 9.4% of revenue, in the comparable period last year.

Interest expense for the second quarter of 2022 was $2.7 million compared to $2.9 million in the comparable period of 2021. The year-over-year decrease was due to a lower outstanding debt balance, partially offset by higher interest rates.

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2022 was $24.1 million, or 13.8% of revenue, compared to $23.4 million, or 14.6% of revenue, for the comparable period in 2021.

During the second quarter of 2022, the net cash provided by operations was $25.0 million compared to $5.5 million during the second quarter of 2021. The higher cash provided by operations year-over-year was primarily due to higher accounts payable and lower investment in contract assets, partially offset by lower net income.

* The Company defines backlog as potential revenue and is based on customer placed purchase orders and long-term agreements (“LTAs”) with firm fixed price and expected delivery dates of 24 months or less. Backlog as of July 2, 2022 was $976.5 million compared to $905.2 million as of December 31, 2021. Under ASC 606, the Company defines performance obligations as customer placed purchase orders with firm fixed price and firm delivery dates. The remaining performance obligations disclosed under ASC 606 as of July 2, 2022 were $879.4 million compared to $814.1 million as of December 31, 2021.

Business Segment Information

Electronic Systems

Electronic Systems segment net revenue for the quarter ended July 2, 2022 was $109.7 million, compared to $102.8 million for the second quarter of 2021. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to the following:

  • $6.7 million higher revenue in the Company’s commercial aerospace end-use markets due to higher build rates on other commercial aerospace platforms and large aircraft platforms; partially offset by
  • $0.6 million lower revenue within the Company’s military and space end-use markets due to lower build rates on military fixed-wing aircraft platforms and various missile platforms, partially offset by higher build rates on other military and space platforms.

Electronic Systems segment operating income for the quarter ended July 2, 2022 was $13.6 million, or 12.4% of revenue, compared to $14.4 million, or 14.0% of revenue, for the comparable quarter in 2021. The year-over-year decrease of $0.8 million was primarily due to unfavorable product mix, partially offset by favorable manufacturing volume.

Structural Systems

Structural Systems segment net revenue for the quarter ended July 2, 2022 was $64.5 million, compared to $57.4 million for the second quarter of 2021. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to the following:

  • $12.8 million higher revenue within the Company’s commercial aerospace end-use markets due to higher build rates on large aircraft platforms; partially offset by
  • $5.8 million lower revenue within the Company’s military and space end-use markets due to lower build rates on military rotary-wing aircraft platforms and various missile platforms.

Structural Systems segment operating income for the quarter ended July 2, 2022 was $1.3 million, or 2.0% of revenue, compared to $5.6 million, or 9.7% of revenue, for the comparable quarter in 2021. The year-over-year decrease of $4.3 million was primarily due to unfavorable product mix.

Corporate General and Administrative (“CG&A”) Expenses

CG&A expenses for the second quarter of 2022 were $7.1 million, or 4.1% of total Company revenue, compared to $6.9 million, or 4.3% of total Company revenue, for the comparable quarter in the prior year.

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