Park Electrochemical Corp.

 

 

June 26, 2013 Investor Conference Call – Supplementary Financial Information

 

 

The financial and other data contained herein (the “Supplementary Data”) is being provided pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).  The Supplementary Data is time-sensitive information and is accurate as of June 26, 2013.  Park Electrochemical Corp. (“Park” or the “Company”) is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter the Supplementary Data whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

The Supplementary Data should be read in conjunction with our 2014 fiscal year first quarter earnings news release dated June 26, 2013 and the reports and documents that we file from time to time with the SEC.  In particular, please read our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and any Current Reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time.  Park currently expects to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter year ended June 2, 2013 on or about July 12, 2013.  We make available free of charge on or through our website located at www.parkelectro.com our SEC filings on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K and any amendments to those filings as soon as reasonably practicable after electronic filing with the SEC.

 

Information to be presented at the June 26, 2013 investor conference call by Matt Farabaugh

 

Certain statements we may make during the course of this discussion which do not relate to historical financial information may be deemed to constitute forward-looking statements.  Any forward-looking statements are subject to various factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations.  We have set forth in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 3, 2013 various factors that could affect future results.  Those factors are found in Item 1A and after Item 7 of that Form 10-K. Any forward-looking statements we may make are subject to those factors.

 

I'd like to briefly review some of the items in our first quarter ended June 2, 2013 P&L, which are not specifically addressed in the earnings release.  It is important to note for any discussions during this conference call that the first quarter ended June 2, 2013 and the first quarter of last fiscal year were 13-week periods. The fourth quarter ended March 3, 2013 was a 14-week period.

 

During the fiscal year 2014 first quarter, North American sales were 48% of total sales, European sales were 9% of total sales and Asian sales were 43% of total sales, compared to 47%, 11% and 42%, respectively, for the first quarter of the prior fiscal year and 49%, 9% and 42%, respectively, for the 2013 fiscal year fourth quarter.

 

Sales of Park’s high performance (non-FR-4) printed circuit materials were 86% of total laminate and prepreg material sales in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, 81% in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year and 82% in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013. 

 

Sales of Park’s aerospace materials and parts were $6.7 million in the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year compared to $7.6 million in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year and compared to $7.0 million in the fourth quarter, a 14-week period, of the 2013 fiscal year. 

 

Investment income, net of interest expense, for the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year was negative $103,000 compared to $198,000 in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year and $113,000 in the fourth quarter of the 2013 fiscal year.

 

Copper had a $106,000 unfavorable impact on pre-tax earnings in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 compared to the first quarter of the prior fiscal year, but a favorable impact of $74,000 compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013.

 

The effective tax rate before special items was 19.0% in the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year compared to 19.3% in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year and compared to 15.7% in the fourth quarter of the 2013 fiscal year.

 

During the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year, the Company had one customer that was more than 10% of total sales, which was TTM. The four remaining customers rounding out the top five were ISUPETASYS, Sanmina, Shennan Circuits and WUS, in alphabetical order. The top five customers totaled approximately 48% of total sales. Our top 10 customers totaled approximately 64% of total sales and the top 20 customers totaled approximately 75% of total sales.

 

Safe Harbor Statement

 

The Supplementary Data may contain “forward-looking statements,” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Certain portions of the Supplementary Data which do not relate to historical financial information may be deemed to constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to various factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from Park’s expectations or from results which might be projected, forecasted, estimated or budgeted by the Company in forward-looking statements.  Generally, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “goal,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue” and similar expressions or the negative or other variations thereof.  Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from Park’s expectations.  Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include but are not limited to general conditions in the electronics and aerospace industries, Park’s competitive position, the status of Park’s relationships with its customers, economic conditions in international markets, the cost and availability of raw materials, transportation and utilities, and the various other factors set forth in Item 1A “Risk Factors” and under the caption “Factors That May Affect Future Results” after Item 7 of Park’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 3, 2013.  These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in Park’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its fiscal year 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other SEC filings, copies of which may be obtained from http://www.sec.gov/.  Park is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update any of the information contained herein if any forward-looking statement later turns out to be inaccurate whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.