The LGL Group Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results
The LGL Group, Inc. (NYSE American: LGL) (the "Company" or "LGL"), announced its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.
The Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Ivan Arteaga, said, "The Company has been successful at minimizing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its results with sales down only 9.9% for the quarter. The benefit of a business base of high-quality customers and long-tail military orders supporting our backlog and having our India production back in full operation should continue to help minimize COVID-19 impacts on results."
Commenting on the Company's Q2 2020 results, Bill Drafts, President and Chief Executive Officer of LGL's main operating unit, MtronPTI, stated, "It was a challenging quarter but through dedication, determination and team work we delivered solid results and emerged with even closer relationships with our primary customers."
SECOND QUARTER RESULTS - In 2020, LGL's second quarter revenues decreased $779,000, or 9.9%, to $7.1 million compared to $7.8 million for the corresponding quarter in 2019. Adjusted EBITDA was $0.3 million in the second quarter of 2020 versus $1.0 million in the second quarter of 2019. The lower sales levels reflect the production interruption from the India operation shut down which resumed limited operations at the beginning of May but has been fully operational since the end of June. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company's production operations in India were closed for about six weeks during the quarter effecting both revenues and adjusted EBITDA.
EARNINGS PER SHARE - Diluted earnings per share from ongoing operations, during the second quarter were $0.05 per share in 2020 as compared to $0.19 per share in the second quarter of 2019. The decrease was largely attributable to COVID-related interruption at our India operation offset partially by a $0.02 per share increase in investment income compared with 2019. Weighted average shares outstanding at June 30, 2020 were 5.2 million versus 5.0 million at June 30, 2019.
BALANCE SHEET - LGL's balance sheet continued to improve in 2020. The balance sheet at Q2 2020 reflects a net cash position, including marketable securities of $22.2 million at June 30, 2020 compared to $18.1 million at December 31, 2019. On May 12, 2020 M-tron Industries, Inc. ("MtronPTI"), and Piezo Technology, Inc. ("PTI"), both operating subsidiaries of the Company, entered into a revolving line of credit ("Line of Credit") for up to $3.5 million, secured by certain tangible and intangible property of those subsidiaries. The Line of Credit carries an interest rate of the LIBOR 30-day rate plus 2.50% with a floor of 0.50%, matures on May 12, 2022 and had minimal borrowings outstanding ($103,000) at June 30, 2020. The Company continues to seek opportunities to grow through acquisition both directly and through its investment in the SPAC.
OPERATING STATISTICS - As of June 30, 2020, the Company's backlog decreased 8.1% to $22.5 million as compared to $24.5 million in the second quarter of 2019.
Our summary operating statistics are as follows:
About The LGL Group, Inc.
The LGL Group, Inc., through its two principal subsidiaries MtronPTI and PTF, designs, manufactures and markets highly-engineered electronic components used to control the frequency or timing of signals in electronic circuits, and designs high performance frequency and time reference standards that form the basis for timing and synchronization in various applications.
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, the Company has additional design and manufacturing facilities in Yankton, South Dakota, Wakefield, Massachusetts and Noida, India, with local sales offices in Hong Kong and Austin, Texas.
For more information on the Company and its products and services, contact James Tivy at The LGL Group, Inc., 2525 Shader Rd., Orlando, Florida 32804, (407) 298-2000, or visit www.lglgroup.com and www.mtronpti.com.
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Reconciliations of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures
To supplement our consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis, the Company uses certain non-GAAP measures, including Adjusted EBITDA, which we define as net income adjusted to exclude depreciation and amortization expense, interest income (expense), provision (benefit) for income taxes, stock-based compensation expense, investment income and other items we believe are discrete events which have a significant impact on comparable GAAP measures and could distort an evaluation of our normal operating performance. These adjustments to our GAAP results are made with the intent of providing both management and investors a more complete understanding of the underlying operational results and trends and our marketplace performance. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net earnings or diluted earnings per share prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income Before Income Taxes to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA:
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