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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 29, 2022

WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

Ohio

 

1-8399

 

31-1189815

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

200 Old Wilson Bridge Road, Columbus, Ohio 43085

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(614) 438-3210
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Shares, without par value

WOR

NYSE

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b‑2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b‑2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

 

 

 

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

 

Worthington Industries, Inc. (the “Registrant”) conducted a conference call on September 29, 2022, beginning at approximately 8:30 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, to discuss the Registrant’s unaudited financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 (the fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2022). Additionally, the Registrant addressed certain issues related to the outlook for the Registrant and its subsidiaries and their respective markets for the coming months. A copy of the transcript of the conference call is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Form 8-K”) and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

The information contained in this Item 2.02 and in Exhibit 99.1 furnished with this Form 8-K is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, unless the Registrant specifically states that the information is to be considered “filed” under the Exchange Act or incorporates the information by reference into a filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).

 

In the conference call, the Registrant referred to adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), on a consolidated basis, for the Registrant’s three months ended August 31, 2022 and August 31, 2021 and the twelve months ended August 31, 2022. These are non-GAAP financial measures and are used by management as measures of operating performance. EBITDA is calculated by adding or subtracting, as appropriate, interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization to net earnings attributable to controlling interest. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated by adding or subtracting, as appropriate, certain items that the Registrant believes are not necessarily indicative of its operating performance, such as incremental expenses related to the Level5 earnout, the impairment of long-lived assets, the restructuring and other income, net, the pension settlement charge and the loss on sale of investment in ArtiFlex Manufacturing, LLC (each pre-tax) to/from EBITDA. The table below illustrates the differences between GAAP net earnings attributable to controlling interest and the non-GAAP financial measures adjusted EBIT and adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended August 31, 2022 and August 31, 2021 and the twelve months ended August 31, 2022.

 

 

 

First

 

 

Fourth

 

 

Third

 

 

Second

 

 

First

 

 

 

Quarter

 

 

Quarter

 

 

Quarter

 

 

Quarter

 

 

Quarter

 

(In thousands)

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

 

2022

 

 

2022

 

 

2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings attributable to controlling interest

 

$

64,082

 

 

$

80,252

 

 

$

56,342

 

 

$

110,301

 

 

$

132,491

 

Interest expense

 

 

8,598

 

 

 

8,167

 

 

 

8,140

 

 

 

7,312

 

 

 

7,718

 

Income tax expense

 

 

19,498

 

 

 

24,963

 

 

 

18,683

 

 

 

31,226

 

 

 

40,150

 

Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT)

 

 

92,178

 

 

 

113,382

 

 

 

83,165

 

 

 

148,839

 

 

 

180,359

 

Incremental expense related to Level5 earnout (pre-tax)

 

 

525

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Impairment of long-lived assets (pre-tax) 1

 

 

197

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,938

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Restructuring and other income, net (pre-tax) 1

 

 

(1,100

)

 

 

(2,418

)

 

 

(504

)

 

 

(1,923

)

 

 

(6,328

)

Pension settlement charge (pre-tax)

 

 

4,774

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Loss on sale of investment in ArtiFlex (pre-tax)

 

 

15,759

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (Adjusted EBIT) 1

 

$

112,333

 

 

$

110,964

 

 

$

84,599

 

 

$

146,916

 

 

$

174,031

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

28,001

 

 

 

28,248

 

 

 

27,425

 

 

 

21,090

 

 

 

22,064

 

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) 1

 

$

140,334

 

 

$

139,212

 

 

$

112,024

 

 

$

168,006

 

 

$

196,095

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trailing twelve months adjusted EBITDA 1

 

$

559,576

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Excludes the impact of the noncontrolling interests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the conference call, the Registrant referred to adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (adjusted EBIT) and adjusted EBIT margin for its Consumer Products and Building Products business segments, which are non-GAAP financial measures used by the Registrant as measures of operating performance. Adjusted EBIT is calculated in the same manner as adjusted EBITDA above (before the impact of depreciation and amortization) and adjusted EBIT margin is calculated by dividing adjusted EBIT by sales. A reconciliation of adjusted EBIT to the most comparable GAAP measure, which is operating income (loss) for purposes of measuring segment profit, for the three months ended August 31, 2022 and August 31, 2021, is outlined below.

 

 


 

 

Three Months Ended August 31, 2022

 

(In thousands)

Steel Processing

 

 

Consumer Products

 

 

Building Products

 

 

Sustainable Energy Solutions

 

 

Other

 

 

Consolidated

 

Sales

$

1,038,880

 

 

$

188,703

 

 

$

150,323

 

 

$

30,759

 

 

n/a

 

 

$

1,408,665

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

$

33,846

 

 

$

20,444

 

 

$

8,646

 

 

$

(1,307

)

 

$

5,085

 

 

$

66,714

 

Incremental expenses related to Level5 earnout

 

-

 

 

 

525

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

525

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

312

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

312

 

Restructuring and other expense (income), net

 

78

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(1,178

)

 

 

(1,100

)

Adjusted operating income (loss)

 

34,236

 

 

 

20,969

 

 

 

8,646

 

 

 

(1,307

)

 

 

3,907

 

 

 

66,451

 

Miscellaneous income (expense), net (1)

 

184

 

 

 

(35

)

 

 

222

 

 

 

(86

)

 

 

(597

)

 

 

(312

)

Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates (2)

 

1,770

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

43,866

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,835

 

 

 

47,471

 

Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests (3)

 

1,277

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,277

 

Adjusted EBIT

$

34,913

 

 

$

20,934

 

 

$

52,734

 

 

$

(1,393

)

 

$

5,145

 

 

$

112,333

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBIT margin

 

3.4

%

 

 

11.1

%

 

 

35.1

%

 

 

-4.5

%

 

NM

 

 

 

8.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended August 31, 2021

 

 

Steel Processing

 

 

Consumer Products

 

 

Building Products

 

 

Sustainable Energy Solutions

 

 

Other

 

 

Consolidated

 

Sales

$

822,810

 

 

$

147,783

 

 

$

114,743

 

 

$

25,482

 

 

n/a

 

 

$

1,110,818

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

$

113,482

 

 

$

20,506

 

 

$

5,834

 

 

$

(2,352

)

 

$

(1,673

)

 

$

135,797

 

Restructuring and other income, net

 

(12,131

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(143

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(12,274

)

Adjusted operating income (loss)

 

101,351

 

 

 

20,506

 

 

 

5,834

 

 

 

(2,495

)

 

 

(1,673

)

 

 

123,523

 

Miscellaneous income (expense), net

 

30

 

 

 

49

 

 

 

(73

)

 

 

(59

)

 

 

683

 

 

 

630

 

Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates

 

9,349

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

42,993

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

574

 

 

 

52,916

 

Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests (3)

 

3,038

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

3,038

 

Adjusted EBIT

$

107,692

 

 

$

20,555

 

 

$

48,754

 

 

$

(2,554

)

 

$

(416

)

 

$

174,031

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBIT margin

 

13.1

%

 

 

13.9

%

 

 

42.5

%

 

 

-10.0

%

 

NM

 

 

 

15.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Excludes within Other a non-cash settlement charge of $4,774 to accelerate a portion of deferred pension cost resulting from a pension lift-out transaction to transfer a portion of the total projected benefit obligation of The Gerstenslager Company Bargaining Unit Employees' Pension Plan to a third-party insurance company during the three months ended August 31, 2022.

 

(2) Excludes within Other a loss of $15,759 within Other related to the sale of the Company's 50% noncontrolling equity investment in ArtiFlex Manufacturing, LLC effective August 3, 2022.

 

(3) Excludes within Steel Processing the noncontrolling interest portion of impairment of long-lived assets of $(115) and restructuring gains of $5,946 for the three months ended August 31, 2022 and August 31, 2021, respectively.

 

 

In the conference call, the Registrant referred to free cash flow for the three months and the six months ended August 31, 2022. Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial metric that management believes measures the Registrant’s ability to generate cash beyond what is required for its business operations and capital expenditures. The following provides a reconciliation of free cash flow from net cash provided by operating activities for the three months and the six months ended August 31, 2022.

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

August 31,

 

 

May 31,

 

(In thousands)

 

2022

 

 

2022

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

81,038

 

 

$

164,838

 

Investment in property, plant and equipment

 

 

(21,477

)

 

 

(22,796

)

Free cash flow

 

$

59,561

 

 

$

142,042

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trailing six months free cash flow

 

$

201,603

 

 

 

 

 

In the conference call, the Registrant referred to net debt to trailing twelve months adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial metric that is used by the Registrant as a measure of leverage. Net debt to adjusted EBITDA is calculated by subtracting cash and cash equivalents from net debt (defined as the aggregate of short-term borrowings, current maturities of long-term debt and long-term debt) and dividing the sum by adjusted EBITDA. The calculation of net debt to adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended

 


 

August 31, 2022, along with a reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities (the most comparable GAAP measure) to adjusted EBITDA for the same period, as mentioned in the conference call, is outlined below.

 

 

 

First

 

 

Fourth

 

 

Third

 

 

Second

 

 

 

Quarter

 

 

Quarter

 

 

Quarter

 

 

Quarter

 

(In thousands)

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

 

2022

 

 

2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

$

81,038

 

 

$

164,838

 

 

$

74,190

 

 

$

(119,104

)

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of impact of acquisitions

 

 

48,117

 

 

 

(73,397

)

 

 

11,177

 

 

 

227,501

 

Interest expense

 

 

8,598

 

 

 

8,167

 

 

 

8,140

 

 

 

7,312

 

Income tax expense

 

 

19,498

 

 

 

24,963

 

 

 

18,683

 

 

 

31,226

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

 

(312

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(3,076

)

 

 

-

 

Benefit from (provision for) deferred income taxes

 

 

11,056

 

 

 

(5,839

)

 

 

(10,661

)

 

 

(1,309

)

Bad debt expense

 

 

(342

)

 

 

(63

)

 

 

(382

)

 

 

(335

)

Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates, net of distributions

 

 

(42,845

)

 

 

30,487

 

 

 

18,604

 

 

 

31,274

 

Net gain on loss of assets

 

 

769

 

 

 

2,320

 

 

 

628

 

 

 

496

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

(4,236

)

 

 

(4,141

)

 

 

(4,408

)

 

 

(4,248

)

Less: non-controlling interest

 

 

(1,162

)

 

 

(5,705

)

 

 

(2,305

)

 

 

(2,884

)

EBITDA 1

 

$

120,179

 

 

$

141,630

 

 

$

110,590

 

 

$

169,929

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incremental expense related to Level5 earnout

 

 

525

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

Impairment of long-lived assets 1

 

 

197

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,938

 

 

 

-

 

Restructuring and other income 1

 

 

(1,100

)

 

 

(2,418

)

 

 

(504

)

 

 

(1,923

)

Pension settlement charge

 

 

4,774

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Loss on sale of investment in ArtiFlex

 

 

15,759

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Adjusted EBITDA 1

 

$

140,334

 

 

$

139,212

 

 

$

112,024

 

 

$

168,006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trailing twelve months adjusted EBITDA 1

 

$

559,576

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Excludes the impact of the noncontrolling interests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term borrowings

 

$

15,554

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

 

248

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

 

690,011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total debt

 

$

705,813

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(35,768

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net debt

 

$

670,045

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trailing twelve months adjusted EBITDA

 

$

559,576

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net debt to adjusted EBITDA

 

 

1.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional non-GAAP financial measures referred to by the Registrant on the conference call, including reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measures, are included in Exhibit 99.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 29, 2022. Such Exhibit 99.1 includes a copy of the Registrant’s news release issued on September 29, 2022 (the “Financial News Release”) reporting results for the three-month period ended August 31, 2022 (the fiscal 2023 first quarter). The Financial News Release was made available on the Registrant’s website during the conference call and will remain available on the Registrant’s website for at least one year.

 

 

 


 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a) through (c): Not applicable.

(d) Exhibits:

The following exhibits are included with this Form 8‑K:

Exhibit No.

 

 Description

 

 

 

99.1

 

Transcript of Worthington Industries, Inc. Earnings Conference Call for First Quarter of Fiscal 2023 (Fiscal Quarter Ended August 31, 2022) held on September 29, 2022

104

 

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

Date: October 5, 2022

 

By:

 

/s/ Patrick J. Kennedy

 

 

 

 

Patrick J. Kennedy, Vice President -

General Counsel and Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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