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Rogers Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

CHANDLER, Ariz., November 08, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2022.

"We are well positioned to move forward as an independent company focused on expanding our leadership in advanced materials solutions for high-growth markets including Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (EV/HEV) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)," said Bruce D. Hoechner, Rogers' President and CEO. "Over the past year, we have not wavered in our focus on growing our business and implementing our proven strategy for developing innovative solutions and capitalizing on our market opportunities."

Hoechner added: "While the immediate macroeconomic environment remains challenging, we are steadfast in our commitment to partner with the world’s leading technology firms and manufacturers to deliver cutting-edge materials for next-generation products, while improving margins and maintaining a strong balance sheet. I am confident in our ability to execute our strategy and deliver substantial value to all our stakeholders."

Financial Overview

GAAP Results

Q3 2022

Q2 2022

Q3 2021

Net Sales ($M)

$247.2

$252.0

$238.3

Gross Margin

31.6%

34.3%

38.5%

Operating Margin

7.5%

9.3%

14.2%

Net Income ($M)

$14.8

$17.9

$25.1

Net Income Margin

6.0%

7.1%

10.5%

Diluted Earnings Per Share

$0.78

$0.94

$1.33

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$13.5

$2.0

$39.9

Non-GAAP Results1

Q3 2022

Q2 2022

Q3 2021

Adjusted Operating Margin

10.8%

12.1%

17.2%

Adjusted Net Income ($M)

$21.2

$23.2

$30.9

Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share

$1.11

$1.22

$1.64

Adjusted EBITDA ($M)

$39.7

$45.4

$54.2

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

16.0%

18.0%

22.7%

Free Cash Flow ($M)

$(20.3)

$(22.9)

$17.9

Net Sales by Operating Segment (dollars in millions)

Q3 2022

Q2 2022

Q3 2021

Advanced Electronics Solutions (AES)

$130.6

$141.2

$135.0

Elastomeric Material Solutions (EMS)

$111.0

$105.1

$98.0

Other

$5.6

$5.7

$5.3

1 - A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures is provided in the schedules included below

Q3 2022 Summary of Results

Net sales of $247.2 million decreased 1.9% versus the prior quarter resulting from the impact of ongoing global supply challenges, China COVID-related restrictions, regional power outages and unfavorable currency exchange rate fluctuations. AES net sales decreased by 7.5% from lower ADAS, wireless infrastructure and defense market revenue, partially offset by higher EV/HEV market sales. EMS net sales increased by 5.6% primarily resulting from seasonally stronger portable electronics market demand, partially offset by lower EV and automotive market revenue. Currency exchange rates unfavorably impacted total company net sales in the third quarter of 2022 by $4.9 million compared to prior quarter net sales.

Gross margin was 31.6%, compared to 34.3% in the prior quarter. The decrease in gross margin was primarily driven by underutilization charges, stemming from lower AES volume, and unfavorable product mix. To address the decline in gross margin the Company has undertaken a series of actions, including adjusting capacity levels in certain businesses and driving efficiency improvements.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses decreased by $5.5 million from the prior quarter to $50.7 million. SG&A expenses declined due to lower employee-related costs and professional service fees.

GAAP operating margin of 7.5% decreased by 180 basis points from the prior quarter, primarily due to the reduction in gross margin, partially offset by lower SG&A. Adjusted operating margin of 10.8% decreased by 130 basis points versus the prior quarter.

GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.78, compared to earnings per diluted share of $0.94 in the previous quarter. The decrease in GAAP earnings was due to lower operating income, partially offset by a decrease in tax expense. On an adjusted basis, earnings were $1.11 per diluted share compared to adjusted earnings of $1.22 per diluted share in the prior quarter.

Ending cash and cash equivalents were $236.5 million, an increase of $11.1 million versus the prior quarter. The ending cash does not include the termination fee from Dupont of $162.5 million, before taxes and transaction-related fees, received in the fourth quarter. In the third quarter, capital expenditures were $33.8 million and net cash provided by operating activities was $13.5 million.

Additional Information

A shareholder letter accompanying today's release can be accessed on the Rogers Corporation website at https://www.rogerscorp.com/investors. The Company will host a conference call for investors in December and an Investor Day in the first half of 2023 to elaborate on growth prospects, outlook, capital allocation and other aspects of the business.

About Rogers Corporation

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.

Safe Harbor Statement

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 regarding 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. 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 or risks arising from the DuPont Merger; 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. 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.

(Financial statements follow)

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

(DOLLARS AND SHARES IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

September 30,
2022

September 30,
2021

September 30,
2022

September 30,
2021

Net sales

$

247,231

$

238,263

$

747,467

$

702,434

Cost of sales

169,167

146,609

497,491

431,448

Gross margin

78,064

91,654

249,976

270,986

Selling, general and administrative expenses

50,653

47,886

164,496

135,258

Research and development expenses

9,140

7,531

25,450

22,195

Restructuring and impairment charges

373

1,007

1,119

3,260

Other operating (income) expense, net

(578

)

1,431

(2,852

)

3,536

Operating income

18,476

33,799

61,763

106,737

Equity income in unconsolidated joint ventures

1,162

1,773

4,237

5,884

Pension settlement charges

(534

)

(534

)

Other income (expense), net

977

(469

)

1,563

3,738

Interest expense, net

(2,942

)

(441

)

(5,559

)

(1,452

)

Income before income tax expense

17,673

34,128

62,004

114,373

Income tax expense

2,835

8,999

12,683

29,371

Net income

$

14,838

$

25,129

$

49,321

$

85,002

Basic earnings per share

$

0.79

$

1.34

$

2.62

$

4.54

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.78

$

1.33

$

2.60

$

4.51

Shares used in computing:

Basic earnings per share

18,818

18,740

18,804

18,727

Diluted earnings per share

18,999

18,874

18,997

18,831

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (Unaudited)

(DOLLARS AND SHARES IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PAR VALUE)

September 30,
2022

December 31,
2021

Assets

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

236,461

$

232,296

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,227 and $1,223

162,929

163,092

Contract assets

41,809

36,610

Inventories

173,610

133,384

Prepaid income taxes

4,008

1,921

Asbestos-related insurance receivables, current portion

3,361

3,176

Other current assets

15,500

13,586

Total current assets

637,678

584,065

Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $368,270 and $367,850

374,984

326,967

Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures

12,974

16,328

Deferred income taxes

41,873

32,671

Goodwill

338,312

370,189

Other intangible assets, net of amortization

150,148

176,353

Pension assets

5,461

5,123

Asbestos-related insurance receivables, non-current portion

55,516

59,391

Other long-term assets

8,844

27,479

Total assets

$

1,625,790

$

1,598,566

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

$

57,200

$

64,660

Accrued employee benefits and compensation

35,978

48,196

Accrued income taxes payable

4,046

9,632

Asbestos-related liabilities, current portion

4,048

3,841

Other accrued liabilities

36,644

37,620

Total current liabilities

137,916

163,949

Borrowings under revolving credit facility

290,000

190,000

Pension and other postretirement benefits liabilities

1,495

1,618

Asbestos-related liabilities, non-current portion

60,167

64,491

Non-current income tax

8,013

7,131

Deferred income taxes

24,599

29,451

Other long-term liabilities

13,747

23,031

Shareholders’ equity

Capital stock - $1 par value; 50,000 authorized shares; 18,812 and 18,730 shares issued and outstanding

18,812

18,730

Additional paid-in capital

165,276

163,583

Retained earnings

1,031,146

981,825

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(125,381

)

(45,243

)

Total shareholders' equity

1,089,853

1,118,895

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

1,625,790

$

1,598,566

Reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP measures

Non-GAAP financial measures:

This earnings release includes the following financial measures that are not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP"):

(1) Adjusted operating margin, which the Company defines as operating margin excluding acquisition-related amortization of intangible assets and discrete items, which are acquisition and related integration costs, gains or losses on the sale or disposal of property, plant and equipment, restructuring, severance, impairment and other related costs, UTIS fire and recovery charges, costs associated with the proposed DuPont acquisition, and the related income tax effect on these items (collectively, "discrete items");

(2) Adjusted net income, which the Company defines as net income excluding amortization of acquisition intangible assets, pension settlement charges and discrete items;

(3) Adjusted earnings per diluted share, which the Company defines as earnings per diluted share excluding amortization of acquisition intangible assets, pension settlement charges and discrete items divided by adjusted weighted average shares outstanding - diluted;

(4) Adjusted EBITDA, which the Company defines as net income excluding interest expense, net, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, pension settlement charges and discrete items;

(5) Adjusted EBITDA Margin, which the Company defines as the percentage that results from dividing Adjusted EBITDA by total net sales;

(6) Free cash flow, which the Company defines as net cash provided by operating activities less non-acquisition capital expenditures.

Management believes adjusted operating margin, adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin are useful to investors because they allow for comparison to the Company’s performance in prior periods without the effect of items that, by their nature, tend to obscure the Company’s core operating results due to potential variability across periods based on the timing, frequency and magnitude of such items. As a result, management believes that these measures enhance the ability of investors to analyze trends in the Company’s business and evaluate the Company’s performance relative to peer companies. Management also believes free cash flow is useful to investors as an additional way of viewing the Company's liquidity and provides a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company's cash flows. However, non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation from, or as alternatives to, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may differ from, and should not be compared to, similarly named measures used by other companies. Reconciliations of the differences between these non-GAAP financial measures and their most directly comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP are set forth below.

Reconciliation of GAAP operating margin to adjusted operating margin*:

2022

2021

Operating margin

Q3

Q2

Q3

GAAP operating margin

7.5

%

9.3

%

14.2

%

Acquisition and related integration costs

%

0.1

%

0.4

%

Restructuring, severance, impairment and other related costs

0.5

%

0.4

%

0.7

%

UTIS fire (recovery)/charges

(0.2

) %

(0.7

)%

0.6

%

Costs associated with the proposed DuPont acquisition

1.4

%

1.4

%

%

Total discrete items

1.7

%

1.1

%

1.7

%

Operating margin adjusted for discrete items

9.2

%

10.4

%

15.9

%

Acquisition intangible amortization

1.7

%

1.7

%

1.3

%

Adjusted operating margin

10.8

%

12.1

%

17.2

%

*Percentages in table may not add due to rounding.

Reconciliation of GAAP net income to adjusted net income:

(amounts in millions)

2022

2021

Net income

Q3

Q2

Q3

GAAP net income

$

14.8

$

17.9

$

25.1

Acquisition and related integration costs

0.1

0.1

1.0

Pension settlement charges

0.5

Restructuring, severance, impairment and other related costs

1.3

1.0

1.7

UTIS fire (recovery)/charges

(0.6

)

(1.7

)

1.4

Costs associated with the proposed DuPont acquisition

3.4

3.4

Acquisition intangible amortization

4.1

4.2

3.1

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments and intangible amortization

(2.0

)

(1.7

)

(2.0

)

Adjusted net income

$

21.2

$

23.2

$

30.9

*Values in table may not add due to rounding.

Reconciliation of GAAP earnings per diluted share to adjusted earnings per diluted share*:

2022

2021

Earnings per diluted share

Q3

Q2

Q3

GAAP earnings per diluted share

$

0.78

$

0.94

$

1.33

Acquisition and related integration costs

0.04

Pension settlement charges

0.02

Restructuring, severance, impairment and other related costs

0.05

0.04

0.07

UTIS fire (recovery)/charges

(0.02

)

(0.07

)

0.06

Costs associated with the proposed DuPont acquisition

0.14

0.14

Total discrete items

$

0.17

$

0.11

$

0.19

Earnings per diluted share adjusted for discrete items

0.95

1.05

1.52

Acquisition intangible amortization

$

0.16

$

0.17

$

0.12

Adjusted earnings per diluted share

$

1.11

$

1.22

$

1.64

*Values in table may not add due to rounding.

Reconciliation of GAAP net income to adjusted EBITDA*:

2022

2021

(amounts in millions)

Q3

Q2

Q3

GAAP Net income

$

14.8

$

17.9

$

25.1

Interest expense, net

2.9

1.5

0.4

Income tax expense

2.8

6.1

9.0

Depreciation

7.3

8.0

7.0

Amortization

4.1

4.2

3.1

Stock-based compensation expense

3.5

4.9

4.8

Acquisition and related integration costs

0.1

0.1

1.0

Pension settlement charges

0.5

Restructuring, severance, impairment and other related costs

1.3

1.0

1.8

UTIS fire (recovery)/charges

(0.6

)

(1.7

)

1.4

Costs associated with the proposed DuPont acquisition

3.4

3.4

Adjusted EBITDA

$

39.7

$

45.4

$

54.2

*Values in table may not add due to rounding.

Calculation of adjusted EBITDA margin*:

2022

2021

Q3

Q2

Q3

Adjusted EBITDA (in millions)

$

39.7

$

45.4

$

54.2

Divided by Total Net Sales (in millions)

247.2

252.0

238.3

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

16.0

%

18.0

%

22.7

%

*Values in table may not add due to rounding.

Reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow*:

2022

2021

(amounts in millions)

Q3

Q2

Q3

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

13.5

$

2.0

$

39.9

Non-acquisition capital expenditures

(33.8

)

(25.0

)

(22.0

)

Free cash flow

$

(20.3

)

$

(22.9

)

$

17.9

*Values in table may not add due to rounding.

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Contacts

Investor contact:
Steve Haymore
Phone: 480-917-6026
Email: stephen.haymore@rogerscorporation.com

Website address: http://www.rogerscorp.com