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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

 

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QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended November 30, 2012

OR

 

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TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                              to                             

Commission File Number 001-08399

WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Ohio

 

31-1189815

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)   (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

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Part I. Financial Information

  

Item 1.

  

Financial Statements

  
  

Consolidated Balance Sheets –
November 30, 2012 (Unaudited) and May 31, 2012

     1   
  

Consolidated Statements of Earnings (Unaudited) –
Three and Six Months Ended November 30, 2012 and 2011

     2   
  

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Unaudited) –
Three and Six Months Ended November 30, 2012 and 2011

     3   
  

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) –
Three and Six Months Ended November 30, 2012 and 2011

     4   
  

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

     5   

Item 2.

  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     21   

Item 3.

  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     35   

Item 4.

  

Controls and Procedures

     35   

Part II. Other Information

     36   

Item 1.

  

Legal Proceedings

     36   

Item 1A.

  

Risk Factors

     36   

Item 2.

  

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     37   

Item 3.

  

Defaults Upon Senior Securities (Not applicable)

     37   

Item 4.

  

Mine Safety Disclosures (Not applicable)

     37   

Item 5.

  

Other Information (Not applicable)

     37   

Item 6.

  

Exhibits

     37   

Signatures

     39   

Index to Exhibits

     40   

 

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SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

Selected statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including, without limitation, in “PART I – Item 2. – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” constitute “forward-looking statements” as that term is used in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”). Forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events. These statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking words or phrases such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “may,” “could,” “intend,” “estimate,” “plan,” “foresee,” “likely,” “will,” “should” or other similar words or phrases. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements relating to:

   

business plans or future or expected growth, performance, sales, volumes, cash flows, earnings, balance sheet strengths, debt, financial condition or other financial measures;

   

projected profitability potential, capacity, and working capital needs;

   

demand trends for us or our markets;

   

additions to product lines and opportunities to participate in new markets;

   

pricing trends for raw materials and finished goods and the impact of pricing changes;

   

anticipated capital expenditures and asset sales;

   

anticipated improvements and efficiencies in costs, operations, sales, inventory management, sourcing and the supply chain and the results thereof;

   

the ability to make acquisitions and the projected timing, results, benefits, costs, charges and expenditures related to acquisitions, newly-created joint ventures, headcount reductions and facility dispositions, shutdowns and consolidations;

   

the alignment of operations with demand;

   

the ability to operate profitably and generate cash in down markets;

   

the ability to maintain margins and capture and maintain market share and to develop or take advantage of future opportunities, new products and new markets;

   

expectations for Company and customer inventories, jobs and orders;

   

expectations for the economy and markets or improvements therein;

   

expected benefits from transformation plans, cost reduction efforts and other new initiatives;

   

expectations for increasing volatility or improving and sustaining earnings, earnings potential, margins or shareholder value;

   

effects of judicial rulings; and

   

other non-historical matters.

Because they are based on beliefs, estimates and assumptions, forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Any number of factors could affect actual results, including, without limitation, those that follow:

   

the effect of national, regional and worldwide economic conditions generally and within major product markets, including a prolonged or substantial economic downturn;

   

the effect of conditions in national and worldwide financial markets;

   

product demand and pricing;

   

adverse impacts associated with the recent voluntary recall of our MAP-PRO®, propylene and MAAP® cylinders, including recall costs, legal and notification expenses, lost sales and potential negative customer perceptions of certain pressure cylinder products;

   

changes in product mix, product substitution and market acceptance of our products;

   

fluctuations in the pricing, quality or availability of raw materials (particularly steel), supplies, transportation, utilities and other items required by operations;

   

effects of facility closures and the consolidation of operations;

   

the effect of financial difficulties, consolidation and other changes within the steel, automotive, construction and other industries in which we participate;

   

failure to maintain appropriate levels of inventories;

   

financial difficulties (including bankruptcy filings) of original equipment manufacturers, end-users and customers, suppliers, joint venture partners and others with whom we do business;

   

the ability to realize targeted expense reductions from headcount reductions, facility closures and other cost reduction efforts;

 

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the ability to realize other cost savings and operational, sales and sourcing improvements and efficiencies, and other expected benefits from transformation initiatives, on a timely basis;

   

the overall success of, and the ability to integrate, newly-acquired businesses and joint ventures, including maintaining and developing their customers, and achieving synergies and other expected benefits and cost savings therefrom;

   

capacity levels and efficiencies within facilities, within major product markets and within the industry as a whole;

   

the effect of disruption in the business of suppliers, customers, facilities and shipping operations due to adverse weather, casualty events, equipment breakdowns, acts of war or terrorist activities or other causes;

   

changes in customer demand, inventories, spending patterns, product choices, and supplier choices;

   

risks associated with doing business internationally, including economic, political and social instability, foreign currency exposure and the acceptance of our products in new markets;

   

the ability to improve and maintain processes and business practices to keep pace with the economic, competitive and technological environment;

   

the outcome of adverse claims experience with respect to worker’s compensation, product recalls or product liability, casualty events or other matters;

   

deviation of actual results from estimates and/or assumptions used by us in the application of our significant accounting policies;

   

level of imports and import prices in our markets;

   

the impact of the outcome of judicial and governmental agency rulings as well as the impact of governmental regulations, both in the United States and abroad, including those adopted by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other governmental agencies as contemplated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010;

   

the effect of changes to healthcare laws in the United States, which may increase our healthcare and other costs and negatively impact our financial results and operations; and

   

other risks described from time to time in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including those described in “PART I – Item 1A. — Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2012 and in “Part II – Item 1A. – Risk Factors” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

We note these factors for investors as contemplated by the Act. It is impossible to predict or identify all potential risk factors. Consequently, you should not consider the foregoing list to be a complete set of all potential risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are based on current information as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and we assume no obligation to correct or update any such statements in the future, except as required by applicable law.

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. – Financial Statements

WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

 

     November 30,
2012
     May 31,
2012
 
     (Unaudited)         

Assets

     

Current assets:

     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 32,889       $ 41,028   

Receivables, less allowances of $4,139 and $3,329 at November 30, 2012 and May 31, 2012

     334,912         400,869   

Inventories:

     

Raw materials

     180,690         211,543   

Work in process

     89,766         115,510   

Finished products

     87,768         74,887   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total inventories

     358,224         401,940   

Income taxes receivable

     6,869         892   

Assets held for sale

     3,697         7,202   

Deferred income taxes

     19,963         20,906   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     38,560         41,402   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current assets

     795,114         914,239   

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates

     252,347         240,882   

Goodwill

     179,837         156,681   

Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $20,546 and $16,103 at November 30, 2012 and May 31, 2012

     114,807         100,333   

Other assets

     18,649         22,585   

Property, plant and equipment, net

     460,081         443,077   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 1,820,835       $ 1,877,797   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities and equity

     

Current liabilities:

     

Accounts payable

   $ 218,971       $ 252,334   

Short-term borrowings

     43,978         274,923   

Accrued compensation, contributions to employee benefit plans and related taxes

     52,903         71,271   

Dividends payable

     9,541         8,478   

Other accrued items

     34,446         38,231   

Income taxes payable

     1,802         11,697   

Current maturities of long-term debt

     1,183         1,329   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     362,824         658,263   

Other liabilities

     72,994         72,371   

Distributions in excess of investment in unconsolidated affiliate

     64,966         69,165   

Long-term debt

     406,811         257,462   

Deferred income taxes

     90,764         73,099   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     998,359         1,130,360   

Shareholders’ equity — controlling interest

     776,146         697,174   

Noncontrolling interest

     46,330         50,263   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total equity

     822,476         747,437   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

   $ 1,820,835       $ 1,877,797   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share)

 

     Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
     November 30,     November 30,  
     2012     2011     2012     2011  

Net sales

   $ 622,622      $ 565,652      $ 1,288,657      $ 1,168,039   

Cost of goods sold

     527,766        509,046        1,100,150        1,039,971   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross margin

     94,856        56,606        188,507        128,068   

Selling, general and administrative expense

     65,101        52,901        124,523        98,262   

Impairment of long-lived assets

     (50     -        1,520        -   

Restructuring and other expense

     1,262        2,048        1,665        3,751   

Joint venture transactions

     (279     (1,192     (1,441     2,023   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     28,822        2,849        62,240        24,032   

Other income (expense):

        

Miscellaneous income

     303        279        468        680   

Interest expense

     (6,334     (4,756     (11,593     (9,444

Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates

     25,221        21,912        47,864        46,609   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings before income taxes

     48,012        20,284        98,979        61,877   

Income tax expense

     15,390        6,083        31,492        19,336   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net earnings

     32,622        14,201        67,487        42,541   

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest

     796        2,216        1,699        4,904   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net earnings attributable to controlling interest

   $ 31,826      $ 11,985      $ 65,788      $ 37,637   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic

        

Average common shares outstanding

     68,934        69,350        68,604        70,440   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings per share attributable to controlling interest

   $ 0.46      $ 0.17      $ 0.96      $ 0.53   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

        

Average common shares outstanding

     70,411        69,356        69,834        70,925   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings per share attributable to controlling interest

   $ 0.45      $ 0.17      $ 0.94      $ 0.53   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Common shares outstanding at end of period

     69,060        68,937        69,060        68,937   

Cash dividends declared per share

   $ 0.13      $ 0.12      $ 0.26      $ 0.24   

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
     November 30,     November 30,  
     2012     2011     2012     2011  

Net earnings

   $ 32,622      $ 14,201      $ 67,487      $ 42,541   

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:

        

Foreign currency translation

     4,167        (11,074     8,075        (11,373

Pension liability adjustment

     -        49        (172     49   

Cash flow hedges

     (329     1,155        655        (880
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income (loss)

     3,838        (9,870     8,558        (12,204
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

     36,460        4,331        76,045        30,337   

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest

     1,043        696        2,057        2,563   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to controlling interest

   $ 35,417      $ 3,635      $ 73,988      $ 27,774   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited, in thousands)

 

     Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
     November 30,     November 30,  
     2012     2011     2012     2011  

Operating activities

        

Net earnings

   $ 32,622      $ 14,201      $ 67,487      $ 42,541   

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:

        

Depreciation and amortization

     16,101        13,119        31,088        25,973   

Impairment of long-lived assets

     (50     -        1,520        -   

Provision for deferred income taxes

     (1,320     500        3,359        8,178   

Bad debt expense (income)

     492        (140     499        (111

Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates, net of distributions

     (7,057     2,782        (14,415     (2,287

Net gain on sale of assets

     (2,379     (1,653     (69     (2,068

Stock-based compensation

     3,740        2,578        6,933        5,779   

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of impact of acquisitions:

        

Receivables

     30,634        28,717        68,750        56,092   

Inventories

     40,882        48,860        57,901        54,775   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     1,747        2,940        1,602        3,550   

Other assets

     90        1,567        2,937        2,840   

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

     (30,618     (50,281     (70,191     (147,129

Other liabilities

     3,497        1,165        1,978        1,382   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     88,381        64,355        159,379        49,515   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Investing activities

        

Investment in property, plant and equipment, net

     (7,911     (3,559     (24,616     (10,031

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

     (62,110     (38,782     (62,110     (79,782

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates

     -        -        -        (785

Proceeds from sale of assets

     9,090        6,306        15,675        11,347   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used by investing activities

     (60,931     (36,035     (71,051     (79,251
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Financing activities

        

Net proceeds from (repayments of) short-term borrowings

     (14,508     16,881        (238,196     93,131   

Proceeds from long-term debt

     -        -        150,000        -   

Principal payments on long-term debt

     (363     -        (805     -   

Proceeds from issuance of common shares

     4,773        315        15,628        8,523   

Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest, net of contributions

     (5,990     (3,456     (5,990     (6,576

Repurchase of common shares

     -        (16,715     -        (52,120

Dividends paid

     (8,954     (8,414     (17,104     (15,583
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided (used) by financing activities

     (25,042     (11,389     (96,467     27,375   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     2,408        16,931        (8,139     (2,361

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     30,481        36,875        41,028        56,167   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 32,889      $ 53,806      $ 32,889      $ 53,806   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Three and Six Months Ended November 30, 2012 and November 30, 2011

(Unaudited)

NOTE A – Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Worthington Industries, Inc. and consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, “we”, “our”, “Worthington” or the “Company”). Investments in unconsolidated affiliates are accounted for using the equity method. Significant intercompany accounts and transactions are eliminated.

Spartan Steel Coating, LLC (“Spartan”), in which we own a 52% controlling interest, Worthington Nitin Cylinders Limited (“WNCL”), in which we own a 60% controlling interest, and Worthington Energy Innovations, LLC (“WEI”, formally PSI Energy Solutions, LLC), in which we own a 75% controlling interest, are fully consolidated with the equity owned by the other joint venture members shown as noncontrolling interest in our consolidated balance sheets, and the other joint venture members’ portion of net earnings shown as net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest in our consolidated statements of earnings.

These unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and notes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, which are of a normal and recurring nature, except those which have been disclosed elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations of these interim periods, have been included. Operating results for the three and six months ended November 30, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2013 (“fiscal 2013”). For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2012 (“fiscal 2012”) of Worthington Industries, Inc. (the “2012 Form 10-K”).

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Joint Venture Transactions

On March 1, 2011, we joined with ClarkWestern Building Systems Inc. to form Clarkwestern Dietrich Building Systems LLC (“ClarkDietrich”), a joint venture that manufactures a full line of drywall studs and accessories, structural studs and joists, metal lath and accessories, and shaft wall studs and track used primarily in residential and commercial construction. We contributed our metal framing business and related working capital in exchange for a 25% ownership interest in ClarkDietrich. As we do not have a controlling financial interest in ClarkDietrich, our investment in this joint venture is accounted for under the equity method, and the contributed net assets were deconsolidated effective March 1, 2011.

We retained and continued to operate the remaining metal framing facilities (the “retained facilities”), on a short-term basis, to support the transition of the business into ClarkDietrich. All of these facilities were closed as of August 31, 2011 and the associated buildings and equipment of the majority of these facilities were sold during fiscal 2012. The remaining assets, which have a carrying value of $3,697,000 and consist of property, plant and equipment, are expected to be sold before the end of fiscal 2013 and actions to locate buyers are ongoing.

 

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Recently Issued Accounting Standards

In December 2011, new accounting guidance was issued that establishes certain additional disclosure requirements about financial instruments and derivative instruments that are subject to netting arrangements. The new disclosures are required for annual reporting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013, and interim periods within those periods. We do not expect the adoption of this amended accounting guidance to have a material impact on our financial position or results of operations.

In June 2011, new accounting guidance was issued regarding the presentation of comprehensive income in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. This new guidance requires entities to present reclassification adjustments included in other comprehensive income on the face of the financial statements and allows entities to present total comprehensive income, the components of net income and the components of other comprehensive income either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. It also eliminates the option for entities to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of equity. For public companies, this accounting guidance is effective for fiscal years (and interim periods within those fiscal years) beginning after December 15, 2011, with early adoption permitted. Retrospective application to prior periods is required. In December 2011, certain provisions of this new guidance related to the presentation of reclassification adjustments out of accumulated other comprehensive income were temporarily deferred to a later date that has yet to be determined. We adopted the effective provisions of this new accounting guidance on June 1, 2012 and have provided the required statements of comprehensive income for the three and six months ended November 30, 2012 and 2011.

In September 2011, amended accounting guidance was issued that simplifies how an entity tests goodwill for impairment. The amended guidance allows an entity to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform the two-step quantitative goodwill impairment test. The two-step quantitative impairment test is required only if, based on its qualitative assessment, an entity determines that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount. The amended guidance is effective for interim and annual goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011. Our adoption of this amended accounting guidance does not impact our financial position or results of operations.

In July 2012, amended accounting guidance was issued that simplifies how an entity tests indefinite-lived intangible assets for impairment. The amended guidance allows an entity to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform a quantitative impairment test. An entity will no longer be required to calculate the fair value of an indefinite-lived intangible asset and perform the quantitative test unless the entity determines, based on a qualitative assessment, that it is more likely than not that its fair value is less than its carrying amount. The amended guidance is effective for interim and annual indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2012, with early adoption permitted. We do not expect the adoption of this amended accounting guidance to have a material impact on our financial position or results of operations.

NOTE B – Investments in Unconsolidated Affiliates

Our investments in affiliated companies that we do not control, either through majority ownership or otherwise, are accounted for using the equity method. At November 30, 2012, these equity investments and the percentage interests owned consisted of: ArtiFlex Manufacturing, LLC (“ArtiFlex”) (50%), ClarkDietrich (25%), Gestamp Worthington Wind Steel, LLC (the “Gestamp JV”) (50%), Samuel Steel Pickling Company (31%), Serviacero Planos, S. de R. L. de C.V. (50%), TWB Company, L.L.C. (“TWB”) (45%), Worthington Armstrong Venture (“WAVE”) (50%), Worthington Modern Steel Framing Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (“WMSFMCo.”) (40%), and Worthington Specialty Processing (“WSP”) (51%). WSP is considered to be jointly controlled and not consolidated due to substantive participating rights of the minority partner.

Our more recent, less significant, WMSFMCo. joint venture in China has experienced slower sales growth than originally anticipated due to construction delays and higher costs associated with the construction of the initial buildings. While we believe that the investment in this entity, $6,400,000 at November 30, 2012, is not currently impaired, changes to the management of the joint venture have been made and we will continue to evaluate the investment going forward.

In September 2012, ThyssenKrupp AG, the other member of our tailored steel blanks joint venture, TWB, announced that it had reached an agreement to sell its interest in the joint venture to Wuhan Iron and Steel Corporation. The sale is subject to approval by the supervisory bodies and responsible regulatory authorities.

 

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We received distributions from unconsolidated affiliates totaling $33,449,000 during the six months ended November 30, 2012. We have received cumulative distributions from WAVE in excess of our investment balance totaling $64,966,000 and $69,165,000 at November 30, 2012 and May 31, 2012, respectively. In accordance with the applicable accounting guidance, these excess distributions are reclassified to the liabilities section of our consolidated balance sheet. We will continue to record our equity in the net income of WAVE as a debit to the investment account, and if it becomes positive, it will again be shown as an asset on our consolidated balance sheet. If it becomes obvious that any excess distribution may not be returned (upon joint venture liquidation or otherwise), we will recognize any balance classified as a liability as income immediately.

We use the “cumulative earnings” approach for determining cash flow presentation of distributions from our unconsolidated joint ventures. Distributions received are included in our consolidated statements of cash flows as operating activities, unless the cumulative distributions exceed our portion of the cumulative equity in the net earnings of the joint venture, in which case the excess distributions are deemed to be returns of the investment and are classified as investing activities in our consolidated statements of cash flows.

Combined financial information for our unconsolidated affiliates is summarized as follows:

 

     November 30,      May 31,  
(in thousands)    2012      2012  

Current assets

   $ 656,515       $ 626,975   

Noncurrent assets

     353,600         345,500   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 1,010,115       $ 972,475   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Current liabilities

   $ 191,314       $ 174,016   

Current maturities of long-term debt

     5,343         5,305   

Long-term debt

     273,627         289,308   

Other noncurrent liabilities

     20,923         21,934   

Equity

     518,908         481,912   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

   $ 1,010,115       $ 972,475   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  
     November 30,      November 30,  
(in thousands)    2012      2011      2012      2011  

Net sales

   $ 438,260       $ 420,103       $ 885,113       $ 848,204   

Gross margin

     86,307         79,985         164,226         163,809   

Operating income

     56,900         52,809         108,610         110,038   

Depreciation and amortization

     9,903         4,766         19,109         9,602   

Interest expense

     2,208         950         4,469         1,826   

Income tax expense

     176         5,766         3,646         10,124   

Net earnings

     54,864         47,959         101,149         99,823   

NOTE C – Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, our Pressure Cylinders operations in the Czech Republic met the applicable criteria for classification as assets held for sale. The net book value of the asset group was determined to be in excess of fair value, and, as a result, the asset group was written down to its fair value less cost to sell, or $6,934,000, resulting in an impairment charge of $1,570,000. On October 31, 2012, we completed the sale of this asset group to an unrelated third party resulting in a gain of approximately $50,000. The combined impact of these items of $1,520,000 is presented within the impairment of long-lived assets financial statement caption in our consolidated statement of earnings for the six months ended November 30, 2012.

NOTE D – Restructuring and Other Expense

In fiscal 2008, we initiated a Transformation Plan (the “Transformation Plan”) with the overall goal to improve our sustainable earnings potential, asset utilization and operational performance. The Transformation Plan focuses on cost reduction, margin expansion and organizational capability improvements and, in the process, seeks to drive excellence in three core competencies: sales; operations; and supply chain management. The Transformation Plan is comprehensive in scope and includes aggressive diagnostic and implementation phases.

 

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To date, we have completed the transformation phases in each of the core facilities within our Steel Processing operating segment, including the facilities of our Mexican joint venture. We also substantially completed the transformation phases at our metal framing facilities prior to their contribution to ClarkDietrich. Transformation efforts within our Pressure Cylinders operating segment, which began during the first quarter of fiscal 2012, are ongoing. In addition, during the first quarter of fiscal 2013, we initiated the diagnostics phase of the Transformation Plan in our Engineered Cabs operating segment.

During the six months ended November 30, 2012, the following actions were taken in connection with the Transformation Plan:

 

   

In connection with the wind-down of our former Metal Framing operating segment:

 

  -

Approximately $484,000 of facility exit and other costs were incurred in connection with the closure of the retained facilities.

 

  -

The severance accrual was adjusted downward, resulting in a $235,000 credit to earnings.

 

  -

Certain assets of the retained facilities classified as held for sale were disposed of for cash proceeds of $5,195,000 resulting in a net gain of $1,690,000.

These items were recognized within the joint venture transactions financial statement caption in our consolidated statement of earnings to correspond with amounts previously recognized in connection with the formation of ClarkDietrich and the subsequent wind-down of our former Metal Framing operating segment.

 

   

In connection with the closure of our commercial stairs business, we incurred net charges of approximately $1,561,000, consisting primarily of facility exit and other costs.

 

   

In connection with certain organizational changes impacting our former Global Group operating segment, we accrued approximately $104,000 of employee severance. For further information regarding these organizational changes, refer to “NOTE L – Segment Operations.”

A progression of the liabilities created as part of the Transformation Plan during the six months ended November 30, 2012, combined with a reconciliation to the restructuring and other expense financial statement caption in our consolidated statement of earnings is summarized as follows:

 

(in thousands)    Beginning
Balance
     Expense/
(Income)
    Payments     Adjustments     Ending
Balance
 

Early retirement and severance

   $ 4,892       $ (131   $ (1,440   $ (3   $ 3,318   

Facility exit and other costs

     691         2,045        (818     (463     1,455   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 5,583         1,914      $ (2,258   $ (466   $ 4,773   
  

 

 

      

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net gain on asset disposals

        (1,690      

Less: joint venture transactions

        1,441         
     

 

 

       

Restructuring and other expense

      $ 1,665         
     

 

 

       

Approximately $1,317,000 of the total liability is expected to be paid in the second half of fiscal 2013. The remaining liability, which consists of lease termination costs and certain severance benefits, will be paid through September 2016.

NOTE E – Contingent Liabilities

We are defendants in certain legal actions. In the opinion of management, the outcome of these actions, which is not clearly determinable at the present time, would not significantly affect our consolidated financial position or future results of operations. We believe that environmental issues will not have a material effect on our capital expenditures, consolidated financial position or future results of operations.

 

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Pressure Cylinders Voluntary Product Recall

On January 10, 2012, we announced a voluntary recall of our MAP-PRO®, propylene and MAAP® cylinders and related hand torch kits. The recall was precautionary in nature and involves a valve supplied by a third party that may leak when a torch or hose is disconnected from the cylinder.

During the six months ended November 30, 2012, we incurred additional expenses of $2,571,000 related to the recall, bringing the total pre-tax charges incurred to $12,242,000, which represents our best estimate of the total liability. Recoveries, if any, will not be recorded until an agreement is reached with the supplier.

NOTE F – Guarantees

We do not have guarantees that we believe are reasonably likely to have a material current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources. However, as of November 30, 2012, we were party to an operating lease for an aircraft in which we have guaranteed a residual value at the termination of the lease. The maximum obligation under the terms of this guarantee was approximately $14,461,000 at November 30, 2012. We have also guaranteed the repayment of a $5,000,000 term loan entered into by one of our unconsolidated affiliates, ArtiFlex. Based on current facts and circumstances, we have estimated the likelihood of payment pursuant to these guarantees, and determined that the fair value of our obligation under each guarantee based on those likely outcomes is not material and therefore no amounts have been recognized in our consolidated financial statements.

We also had in place $10,982,000 of outstanding stand-by letters of credit for third-party beneficiaries as of November 30, 2012. These letters of credit were issued to third-party service providers and had no amounts drawn against them at November 30, 2012. The fair value of these guarantee instruments, based on premiums paid, was not material, and therefore no amounts have been recognized in our consolidated financial statements.

NOTE G – Debt and Receivables Securitization

On August 10, 2012, we issued $150,000,000 aggregate principal amount of unsecured senior notes due August 10, 2024 (the “2024 Notes”). The 2024 Notes bear interest at a rate of 4.60%. The net proceeds from this issuance were used to repay a portion of the outstanding borrowings under our multi-year revolving credit facility and amounts outstanding under our revolving trade accounts receivable securitization facility, both of which are described in more detail below.

We have a $425,000,000 multi-year revolving credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) with a group of lenders that matures in May 2017. Borrowings outstanding under the Credit Facility were $23,080,000 at November 30, 2012. Additionally, as discussed in “NOTE F – Guarantees,” we provided $10,982,000 in stand-by letters of credit for third-party beneficiaries as of November 30, 2012. While not drawn against, these letters of credit are issued against availability under the Credit Facility, leaving $390,938,000 available at November 30, 2012.

Current borrowings under this revolving Credit Facility have maturities of less than one year, and given that we intend to repay them within the next year, they have been classified as short-term borrowings in our consolidated balance sheet. However, we can extend the term of amounts borrowed by renewing these borrowings for the term of the Credit Facility. We have the option to borrow at rates equal to an applicable margin over the LIBOR, Prime or Fed Funds rates. The applicable margin is determined by our credit rating. At November 30, 2012, the applicable variable rate, based on LIBOR, was 1.26%.

We also maintain a $150,000,000 revolving trade accounts receivable securitization facility (the “AR Facility”). The AR Facility has been available throughout fiscal 2013 to date, and was available throughout fiscal 2012. The AR Facility expires in January 2013; however, we are currently in the process of renewing this agreement and expect to renew this facility prior to expiration. Pursuant to the terms of the AR Facility, certain of our subsidiaries sell their accounts receivable without recourse, on a revolving basis, to Worthington Receivables Corporation (“WRC”), a wholly-owned, consolidated, bankruptcy-remote subsidiary. In turn, WRC may sell without recourse, on a revolving basis, up to $150,000,000 of undivided ownership interests in this pool of accounts receivable to a multi-seller, asset-backed commercial paper conduit (the “Conduit”). Purchases by the Conduit are financed with the sale of A1/P1 commercial paper. We retain an undivided interest in this pool and are subject to risk of loss based on the collectability of the receivables from this retained interest. Because the amount eligible to be sold excludes receivables more than 90 days past due, receivables offset by an allowance for doubtful accounts due to bankruptcy or other cause, concentrations over certain limits with specific customers and certain reserve amounts, we believe additional risk of loss is minimal. The book value of the retained portion of the pool of accounts receivable approximates fair value. As of November 30, 2012, the pool of eligible accounts receivable exceeded the $150,000,000 limit, and $15,000,000 of undivided ownership interests in this pool of accounts receivable had been sold.

 

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The remaining balance of short-term borrowings at November 30, 2012 consisted of $5,898,000 outstanding under a $9,500,000 credit facility maintained by our consolidated affiliate, WNCL. This credit facility matures in November 2013 and bears interest at a variable rate. The applicable variable rate was 3.00% at November 30, 2012.

NOTE H – Comprehensive Income

The following table summarizes the tax effects of each component of other comprehensive income for the three months ended November 30, 2012:

 

(in thousands)    Before-Tax
Amount
     Tax Expense     Net-of-Tax
Amount
 

Foreign currency translation

   $ 4,167       $ -      $ 4,167   

Cash flow hedges

     553         (882     (329
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

   $ 4,720       $ (882   $ 3,838   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

The following table summarizes the tax effects of each component of other comprehensive income for the six months ended November 30, 2012:

 

(in thousands)    Before-Tax
Amount
    Tax Expense     Net-of-Tax
Amount
 

Foreign currency translation

   $ 8,075      $ -      $ 8,075   

Pension liability adjustment

     (255     83        (172

Cash flow hedges

     1,777        (1,122     655   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

   $ 9,597      $ (1,039   $ 8,558   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

NOTE I – Changes in Equity

The following table provides a summary of the changes in total equity, shareholders’ equity attributable to controlling interest, and equity attributable to noncontrolling interest for the six months ended November 30, 2012:

 

     Controlling Interest              
            Cumulative                          
            Other                          
     Additional      Comprehensive                 Non-        
     Paid-in      Income (Loss),     Retained           controlling        
(in thousands)    Capital      Net of Tax     Earnings     Total     Interest     Total  

Balance at May 31, 2012

   $ 192,338       $ (20,387   $ 525,223      $ 697,174      $ 50,263      $ 747,437   

Comprehensive income

     -         8,200        65,788        73,988        2,057        76,045   

Common shares issued

     15,628         -        -        15,628        -        15,628   

Stock-based compensation

     7,538         -        -        7,538        -        7,538   

Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest, net of contributions

     -         -        -        -        (5,990     (5,990

Cash dividends declared

     -         -        (18,182     (18,182     -        (18,182
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at November 30, 2012

   $ 215,504       $ (12,187   $ 572,829      $ 776,146      $ 46,330      $ 822,476   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

NOTE J – Stock-Based Compensation

Non-Qualified Stock Options

During the six months ended November 30, 2012, we granted non-qualified stock options covering a total of 1,000,250 common shares under our stock-based compensation plans. The weighted average option price of $20.59 per share was equal to the market price of the underlying common shares at the grant date. The fair value of these stock options, based on the Black-Scholes

 

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option-pricing model, calculated at the grant date, was $7.71 per share. The calculated pre-tax stock-based compensation expense for these stock options, after an estimate for forfeitures, is $6,921,000, which will be recognized on a straight-line basis over the three-year vesting period. The following assumptions were used to value these stock options:

 

Dividend yield

     2.95

Expected volatility

     52.88

Risk-free interest rate

     0.91

Expected term (years)

     6.0   

Expected volatility is based on the historical volatility of our common shares and the risk-free interest rate is based on the United States Treasury strip rate for the expected term of the stock options. The expected term was developed using historical exercise experience.

Restricted Common Shares

During the six months ended November 30, 2012, we granted 121,400 restricted common shares under our stock-based compensation plans. The fair values of these restricted common shares were equal to the weighted average closing market prices of the underlying common shares on the date of grant, or $20.77 per share. The calculated pre-tax stock-based compensation expense for these restricted common shares of $2,299,000 will be recognized on a straight-line basis over the three-year vesting period.

NOTE K – Income Taxes

Income tax expense for the six months ended November 30, 2012 and 2011 reflected estimated annual effective income tax rates of 32.7% and 32.9%, respectively. These rates are applicable only to net earnings attributable to controlling interest, as reflected in our consolidated statements of earnings. Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest is primarily a result of our Spartan consolidated joint venture. The earnings attributable to the noncontrolling interest in Spartan do not generate tax expense to Worthington since the investors in Spartan are taxed directly based on the earnings attributable to them. Management is required to estimate the annual effective income tax rate based upon its forecast of annual pre-tax income for domestic and foreign operations. Our actual effective income tax rate for fiscal 2013 could be materially different from the forecasted rate as of November 30, 2012.

NOTE L – Segment Operations

During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, we made certain organizational changes impacting the internal reporting and management structure of our former Global Group operating segment. As a result of these organizational changes, management responsibilities and internal reporting were re-aligned into two new operating segments: Construction Services and Worthington Energy Innovations. These operating segments are reported in the “Other” category for segment reporting purposes, as they do not meet the applicable aggregation criteria or quantitative thresholds for separate disclosure. Accordingly, these organizational changes did not impact the composition of our reportable business segments.

Additionally, we no longer manage our residual metal framing assets in a manner that constitutes an operating segment. Accordingly, the activity related to the wind-down of our former Metal Framing operating segment has been reported in the “Other” category. Segment information reported in previous periods has been restated to conform to this new presentation.

 

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Summarized financial information for our reportable segments is shown in the following table:

 

     Three Months
Ended
    Six Months Ended  
     November 30,     November 30,  
(in thousands)    2012     2011     2012     2011  

Net sales

        

Steel Processing

   $ 339,313      $ 373,462      $ 719,285      $ 781,636   

Pressure Cylinders

     207,494        176,717        401,730        345,546   

Engineered Cabs

     57,804        -        122,299        -   

Other

     18,011        15,473        45,343        40,857   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated net sales

   $ 622,622      $ 565,652      $ 1,288,657      $ 1,168,039   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

        

Steel Processing

   $ 13,314      $ 7,387      $ 29,333      $ 23,664   

Pressure Cylinders

     17,079        531        32,105        12,446   

Engineered Cabs

     565        -        5,259        -   

Other

     (2,136     (5,069     (4,457     (12,078
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated operating income

   $ 28,822      $ 2,849      $ 62,240      $ 24,032   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Restructuring and other expense

        

Steel Processing

   $ (2   $ -      $ -      $ -   

Pressure Cylinders

     -        -        6        -   

Engineered Cabs

     -        -        -        -   

Other

     1,264        2,048        1,659        3,751   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated restructuring and other expense

   $ 1,262      $ 2,048      $ 1,665      $ 3,751   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

        

Steel Processing

   $ -      $ -      $ -      $ -   

Pressure Cylinders

     (50     -        1,520        -   

Engineered Cabs

     -        -        -        -   

Other

     -        -        -        -   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated impairment of long-lived assets

   $ (50   $ -      $ 1,520      $ -   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Joint venture transactions

        

Steel Processing

   $ -      $ -      $ -      $ -   

Pressure Cylinders

     -        -        -        -   

Engineered Cabs

     -        -        -        -   

Other

     (279     (1,192     (1,441     2,023   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated joint venture transactions

   $ (279   $ (1,192   $ (1,441   $ 2,023   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

     November 30,      May 31,  
(in thousands)    2012      2012  

Total assets

     

Steel Processing

   $ 594,825       $ 703,336   

Pressure Cylinders

     637,530         575,250   

Engineered Cabs

     195,471         199,594   

Other

     393,009         399,617   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Consolidated total assets

   $ 1,820,835       $ 1,877,797   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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NOTE M – Acquisitions

Westerman, Inc.

On September 17, 2012, we acquired 100% of the outstanding common shares of Westerman, Inc. (“Westerman”) for cash consideration of approximately $62,749,000 and the assumption of approximately $7,251,000 of debt, which was repaid at closing. Westerman is a leading manufacturer of tanks and pressure vessels for the oil and gas and nuclear markets as well as hoists for marine applications. The acquired net assets became part of our Pressure Cylinders operating segment upon closing.

The assets acquired and liabilities assumed were recognized at their acquisition-date fair values, with goodwill representing the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of the net identifiable assets acquired. In connection with the acquisition of Westerman, we identified and valued the following identifiable intangible assets:

 

(in thousands)           Useful Life  
Category    Amount      (Years)  

Customer relationships

   $ 12,796         10   

Trade name

     2,986         3-4   

Non-compete agreement

     1,050         5   

Other

     1,486         1-3   
  

 

 

    

Total acquired identifiable intangible assets

   $ 18,318      
  

 

 

    

The purchase price includes the fair values of other assets that were not identifiable, not separately recognizable under accounting rules (e.g., assembled workforce) or of immaterial value. The purchase price also includes a going-concern element that represents our ability to earn a higher rate of return on the group of assets than would be expected on the separate assets as determined during the valuation process. This additional investment value resulted in goodwill, which is not expected to be deductible for income tax purposes.

The following table summarizes the consideration transferred for Westerman and the fair value assigned to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the acquisition date:

 

(in thousands)       

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 639   

Accounts receivable

     6,355   

Inventories

     15,377   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     836   

Intangible assets

     18,318   

Property, plant and equipment

     23,503   
  

 

 

 

Total identifiable assets

     65,028   

Accounts payable

     (3,024

Accrued liabilities

     (2,479

Other current liabilities

     (765

Short-term borrowings

     (7,251

Deferred income taxes

     (11,039
  

 

 

 

Net identifiable assets

     40,470   

Goodwill

     22,279   
  

 

 

 

Total cash consideration

   $ 62,749   
  

 

 

 

Operating results of Westerman have been included in our consolidated statements of earnings from the acquisition date, forward. Pro forma results, including the acquired business since the beginning of fiscal 2012, would not be materially different than reported results.

NOTE N – Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities

We utilize derivative financial instruments to manage exposure to certain risks related to our ongoing operations. The primary risks managed through the use of derivative instruments include interest rate risk, currency exchange risk and commodity price risk.

 

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While certain of our derivative instruments are designated as hedging instruments, we also enter into derivative instruments that are designed to hedge a risk, but are not designated as hedging instruments and therefore do not qualify for hedge accounting. These derivative instruments are adjusted to current fair value through earnings at the end of each period.

Interest Rate Risk Management – We are exposed to the impact of interest rate changes. Our objective is to manage the impact of interest rate changes on cash flows and the market value of our borrowings. We utilize a mix of debt maturities along with both fixed-rate and variable-rate debt to manage changes in interest rates. In addition, we enter into interest rate swaps to further manage our exposure to interest rate variations related to our borrowings and to lower our overall borrowing costs.

Currency Exchange Risk Management – We conduct business in several major international currencies and are therefore subject to risks associated with changing foreign exchange rates. We enter into various contracts that change in value as foreign exchange rates change to manage this exposure. Such contracts limit exposure to both favorable and unfavorable currency fluctuations. The translation of foreign currencies into United States dollars also subjects us to exposure related to fluctuating exchange rates; however, derivative instruments are not used to manage this risk.

Commodity Price Risk Management – We are exposed to changes in the price of certain commodities, including steel, natural gas, zinc and other raw materials, and our utility requirements. Our objective is to reduce earnings and cash flow volatility associated with forecasted purchases and sales of these commodities to allow management to focus its attention on business operations. Accordingly, we enter into derivative instruments to manage the associated price risk.

We are exposed to counterparty credit risk on all of our derivative instruments. Accordingly, we have established and maintain strict counterparty credit guidelines and enter into derivative instruments only with major financial institutions. We do not have significant exposure to any one counterparty and management believes the risk of loss is remote and, in any event, would not be material.

Refer to “Note O – Fair Value” for additional information regarding the accounting treatment for our derivative instruments, as well as how fair value is determined.

 

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The following table summarizes the fair value of our derivative instruments and the respective line item in which they were recorded in our consolidated balance sheet at November 30, 2012:

 

     Asset Derivatives      Liability Derivatives  
     Balance           Balance       
     Sheet    Fair      Sheet    Fair  
(in thousands)    Location    Value      Location    Value  

Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:

           

Interest rate contracts

   Receivables    $ -       Accounts payable    $ 1,882   
   Other assets      -       Other liabilities      7,737   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 
        -            9,619   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 

Commodity contracts

   Receivables      509       Accounts payable      -   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 
        509            -   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 

Totals

      $ 509          $ 9,619   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

           

Commodity contracts

   Receivables    $ 395       Accounts payable    $ 662   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 
        395            662   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 

Foreign exchange contracts

   Receivables      -       Accounts payable      278   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 
        -            278   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 

Totals

      $ 395          $ 940   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 

Total Derivative Instruments

      $ 904          $ 10,559   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

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The following table summarizes the fair value of our derivative instruments and the respective line in which they were recorded in the consolidated balance sheet at May 31, 2012:

 

     Asset Derivatives      Liability Derivatives  
(in thousands)    Balance
Sheet
Location
   Fair
Value
     Balance
Sheet
Location
   Fair
Value
 

Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:

        

Interest rate contracts

   Receivables    $ -       Accounts payable    $ 1,859   
   Other assets      -       Other liabilities      8,825   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 
        -            10,684   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 

Commodity contracts

   Receivables      -       Accounts payable      249   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 
        -            249   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 

Totals

      $ -          $ 10,933   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

           

Commodity contracts

   Receivables    $ 245       Accounts payable    $ 4,060   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 
        245            4,060   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 

Foreign exchange contracts

   Receivables      912       Accounts payable      -   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 
        912            -   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 

Totals

      $ 1,157          $ 4,060   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 

Total Derivative Instruments

      $ 1,157          $ 14,993   
     

 

 

       

 

 

 

Cash Flow Hedges

We enter into derivative instruments to hedge our exposure to changes in cash flows attributable to interest rate and commodity price fluctuations associated with certain forecasted transactions. These derivative instruments are designated and qualify as cash flow hedges. Accordingly, the effective portion of the gain or loss on the derivative instrument is reported as a component of other comprehensive income (“OCI”) and reclassified into earnings in the same line item associated with the forecasted transaction and in the same period during which the hedged transaction affects earnings. The ineffective portion of the gain or loss on the derivative instrument is recognized in earnings immediately.

The following table summarizes our cash flow hedges outstanding at November 30, 2012:

 

(in thousands)    Notional
Amount
     Maturity Date

Commodity contracts

   $ 34,150       December 2012 - December 2013

Interest rate contracts

     100,000       December 2014

 

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The following table summarizes the gain (loss) recognized in OCI and the gain (loss) reclassified from accumulated OCI into earnings for derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges during the three months ended November 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

(in thousands)    Income (Loss)
Recognized

in OCI
(Effective
Portion)
    Location of
Income (Loss)
Reclassified

from
Accumulated
OCI

(Effective
Portion)
   Income (Loss)
Reclassified
from
Accumulated
OCI
(Effective
Portion)
    Location of
Income (Loss)
(Ineffective
Portion)

and Excluded
from
Effectiveness
Testing
   Income (Loss)
(Ineffective
Portion)

and Excluded
from
Effectiveness
Testing
 

For the three months ended
November 30, 2012:

            

Interest rate contracts

   $ 117      Interest expense    $ (665   Interest expense    $ -   

Commodity contracts

     30      Cost of goods sold      259      Cost of goods sold      -   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Totals

   $ 147         $ (406      $ -   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

For the three months ended
November 30, 2011:

            

Interest rate contracts

   $ 257      Interest expense    $ (928   Interest expense    $ -   

Commodity contracts

     (707   Cost of goods sold      (286   Cost of goods sold      -   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Totals

   $ (450      $ (1,214      $ -   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

The following table summarizes the gain (loss) recognized in OCI and the gain (loss) reclassified from accumulated OCI into earnings for derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges during the six months ended November 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

(in thousands)    Income (Loss)
Recognized

in OCI
(Effective
Portion)
    Location of
Income (Loss)
Reclassified

from
Accumulated
OCI

(Effective
Portion)
   Income (Loss)
Reclassified
from
Accumulated
OCI
(Effective
Portion)
    Location of
Income (Loss)
(Ineffective
Portion)

and Excluded
from
Effectiveness
Testing
   Income (Loss)
(Ineffective
Portion)

and Excluded
from
Effectiveness
Testing
 

For the six months ended
November 30, 2012:

            

Interest rate contracts

   $ (489   Interest expense    $ (1,648   Interest expense    $ -   

Commodity contracts

     458      Cost of goods sold      (160   Cost of goods sold      -   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Totals

   $ (31      $ (1,808      $ -   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

For the six months ended
November 30, 2011:

            

Interest rate contracts

   $ (1,873   Interest expense    $ (1,998   Interest expense    $ -   

Commodity contracts

     (423   Cost of goods sold      1,735      Cost of goods sold      -   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Totals

   $ (2,296      $ (263      $ -   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

The estimated net amount of the losses recognized in accumulated OCI at November 30, 2012 expected to be reclassified into net earnings within the succeeding twelve months is $1,169,000 (net of tax of $558,000). This amount was computed using the fair value of the cash flow hedges at November 30, 2012, and will change before actual reclassification from OCI to net earnings during the fiscal years ending May 31, 2013 and 2014.

 

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Economic (Non-designated) Hedges

We enter into foreign currency contracts to manage our foreign exchange exposure related to inter-company and financing transactions that do not meet the requirements for hedge accounting treatment. We also enter into certain commodity contracts that do not qualify for hedge accounting treatment. Accordingly, these derivative instruments are adjusted to current market value at the end of each period through earnings.

The following table summarizes our economic (non-designated) derivative instruments outstanding at November 30, 2012:

 

(in thousands)    Notional
Amount
     Maturity Date(s)

Commodity contracts

   $  24,545       December 2012 - June 2014

Foreign currency contracts

     48,665       February 2013

The following table summarizes the gain (loss) recognized in earnings for economic (non-designated) derivative financial instruments during the three months ended November 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

     Location of Income  (Loss)
        Recognized in Earnings    
   Income (Loss) Recognized
in Earnings for the
Three Months Ended
November 30,
 
(in thousands)       2012      2011  

Commodity contracts

   Cost of good sold    $ 2,420       $ (226

Foreign exchange contracts

   Miscellaneous expense      1,084         3,742   
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

      $ 3,504       $ 3,516   
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

The following table summarizes the gain (loss) recognized in earnings for economic (non-designated) derivative financial instruments during the six months ended November 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

     Location of Income  (Loss)
        Recognized in Earnings    
   Income (Loss) Recognized
in Earnings for the
Six Months Ended
November 30,
 
(in thousands)       2012      2011  

Commodity contracts

   Cost of good sold    $ 4,233       $ (1,103

Foreign exchange contracts

   Miscellaneous expense      221         3,768   
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

      $ 4,454       $ 2,665   
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

The gain (loss) on the foreign currency derivatives significantly offsets the gain (loss) on the hedged item.

NOTE O – Fair Value

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Fair value is an exit price concept that assumes an orderly transaction between willing market participants and is required to be based on assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or a liability. Current accounting guidance establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy as a basis for considering such assumptions and for classifying the inputs used in the valuation methodologies. This hierarchy requires entities to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. The three levels of inputs used to measure fair values are as follows:

 

Level 1

      Observable prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities.

Level 2

      Observable inputs other than quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities.

Level 3

      Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets and liabilities.

 

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At November 30, 2012, our financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis were as follows:

 

(in thousands)    Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets
(Level 1)
     Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
     Significant
Unobservable
Inputs

(Level 3)
     Totals  

Assets

           

Derivative contracts

   $ -       $ 904       $ -       $ 904   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ -       $ 904       $ -       $ 904   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities

           

Derivative contracts

   $ -       $ 10,559       $ -       $ 10,559   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities

   $ -       $ 10,559       $ -       $ 10,559   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

At May 31, 2012, our financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis were as follows:

 

(in thousands)    Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets
(Level 1)
     Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
     Significant
Unobservable
Inputs

(Level 3)
     Totals  

Assets

           

Derivative contracts

   $ -       $ 1,157       $ -       $ 1,157   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ -       $ 1,157       $ -       $ 1,157   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities

           

Derivative contracts

   $ -       $ 14,993       $ -       $ 14,993   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities

   $ -       $ 14,993       $ -       $ 14,993   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The fair value of our derivative contracts is based on the present value of the expected future cash flows considering the risks involved, including non-performance risk, and using discount rates appropriate for the respective maturities. Market observable, Level 2 inputs are used to determine the present value of the expected future cash flows. Refer to “NOTE N – Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities” for additional information regarding our use of derivative instruments.

The fair value of non-derivative financial instruments included in the carrying amounts of cash and cash equivalents, receivables, income taxes receivable, other assets, deferred income taxes, accounts payable, short-term borrowings, accrued compensation, contributions to employee benefit plans and related taxes, other accrued expenses, income taxes payable and other liabilities approximate carrying value due to their short-term nature. The fair value of long-term debt, including current maturities, based upon models utilizing market observable inputs and credit risk, was $439,190,000 and $274,754,000 at November 30, 2012 and May 31, 2012, respectively. The carrying amount of long-term debt, including current maturities, was $407,994,000 and $258,791,000 at November 30, 2012 and May 31, 2012, respectively.

 

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NOTE P – Subsequent Events

On December 10, 2012, the Board of Directors declared an accelerated cash dividend totaling $0.26 per common share. The dividend was paid on December 28, 2012 to shareholders of record as of December 21, 2012 and represented an acceleration of the dividend payments for the third and fourth quarters of fiscal 2013.

 

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Item 2. — Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Selected statements contained in this “Item 2. – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” constitute “forward-looking statements” as that term is used in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based, in whole or in part, on management’s beliefs, estimates, assumptions and currently available information. For a more detailed discussion of what constitutes a forward-looking statement and of some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements, please refer to the “Safe Harbor Statement” in the beginning of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, “Part I—Item 1A.—Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2012 and “Part II—Item 1A.—Risk Factors” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Introduction

The following discussion and analysis of market and industry trends, business developments, and the results of operations and financial position of Worthington Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries (collectively, “we,” “our,” “Worthington,” or our “Company”), should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in “Item 1. – Financial Statements” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2012 includes additional information about us, our operations and our financial position and should be read in conjunction with this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

We are primarily a diversified metals manufacturing company, focused on value-added steel processing and the manufacture of pressure cylinders and custom-engineered cabs. As of November 30, 2012, excluding our joint ventures, we operated 35 manufacturing facilities worldwide, principally in three reportable business segments: Steel Processing, Pressure Cylinders and Engineered Cabs. Our remaining operating segments, which do not meet the applicable aggregation criteria or quantitative thresholds for separate disclosure, are combined and reported in the “Other” category. These include the Steel Packaging, Construction Services and Worthington Energy Innovations operating segments.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, we made certain organizational changes impacting the internal reporting and management structure of our former Global Group operating segment. As a result of these organizational changes, management responsibilities and internal reporting were re-aligned into two new operating segments: Construction Services and Worthington Energy Innovations. These organizational changes did not impact the composition of our reportable business segments.

Additionally, we no longer manage our residual metal framing assets in a manner that constitutes an operating segment. Accordingly, the activity related to the wind-down of our former Metal Framing operating segment, consisting primarily of the sale of assets, has been reported in the “Other” category. Segment information reported in previous periods has been restated to conform to the new presentation.

We also held equity positions in 12 joint ventures, which operated 47 manufacturing facilities worldwide, as of November 30, 2012.

Overview

The Company’s performance during the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was strong, aided by volume increases in Pressure Cylinders and steady performance in Steel Processing.

Volume trends were mixed in the second quarter. Strong volumes in Pressure Cylinders, which were driven primarily by the impact of acquisitions, led to a 17% increase in net sales. Steel Processing volumes were down 8%, but direct volumes, which carry a higher margin, were up approximately 3% after excluding volumes from the MISA Metals facilities, which were wound down or sold during the past year.

Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates (“equity income”) during the second quarter was up 15% over prior year driven by higher income at Serviacero, TWB and WAVE. All of our major joint ventures operated at a profit during the quarter and we received $18.2 million in dividends from them.

The Company continues its strategy of optimizing existing operations and pursuing growth opportunities that add to our current businesses. We initiated the diagnostics phase of the Transformation Plan within our Pressure Cylinders operating segment in the first quarter of fiscal 2012, and these efforts are progressing through each facility. Additionally, during the first quarter of fiscal 2013, we initiated the diagnostics phase in our Engineered Cabs operating segment, which contributed $57.8 million and $122.3 million, respectively, in net sales during the three and six months ended November 30, 2012. For additional information regarding the Transformation Plan, refer to “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE D – Restructuring and Other Expense” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

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Recent Business Developments

 

   

On September 17, 2012, we acquired 100% of the outstanding common shares of Westerman, Inc. (“Westerman”) for cash consideration of $62.7 million and the assumption of $7.3 million of debt, which was repaid at closing. Westerman is a leading manufacturer of tanks and pressure vessels for the oil and gas and nuclear markets as well as hoists for marine applications. The acquired net assets became part of our Pressure Cylinders operating segment upon closing.

Market & Industry Overview

We sell our products and services to a diverse customer base and a broad range of end markets. The breakdown of our net sales by end market for the first six months of fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2012 is illustrated in the following chart:

 

LOGO

The automotive industry is one of the largest consumers of flat-rolled steel, and thus the largest end market for our Steel Processing operating segment. Approximately 58% of the net sales of our Steel Processing operating segment are to the automotive market. North American vehicle production, primarily by Chrysler, Ford and General Motors (the “Detroit Three automakers”), has a considerable impact on the activity within this operating segment. The majority of the net sales of five of our unconsolidated joint ventures are also to the automotive end market.

Approximately 11% of the net sales of our Steel Processing operating segment, 40% of the net sales of our Engineered Cabs operating segment and substantially all of the net sales of our Construction Services operating segment are to the construction market. While the market price of steel significantly impacts these businesses, there are other key indicators that are meaningful in analyzing construction market demand, including U.S. gross domestic product (“GDP”), the Dodge Index of construction contracts, and trends in the relative price of framing lumber and steel. The construction market is also the predominant end market for three of our unconsolidated joint ventures, WAVE, ClarkDietrich and WMSFMCo.

Substantially all of the net sales of our Pressure Cylinders operating segment, and approximately 31% and 58% of the net sales of our Steel Processing and Engineered Cabs operating segments, respectively, are to other markets such as leisure and recreation, industrial gas, HVAC, lawn and garden, agriculture, mining and appliance. Given the many different products that make up these net sales and the wide variety of end markets, it is very difficult to detail the key market indicators that drive this portion of our business. However, we believe that the trend in U.S. GDP growth is a good economic indicator for analyzing these operating segments.

 

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We use the following information to monitor our costs and demand in our major end markets:

 

     Three Months Ended
November 30,
          Six Months Ended
November 30,
       
     2012     2011     Inc / (Dec)     2012     2011     Inc / (Dec)  

U.S. GDP (% growth year-over-year) 1

     1.6     0.4     1.2     1.5     1.7     (0.2 %) 

Hot-Rolled Steel ($ per ton) 2

   $ 622      $ 660      ($ 38   $ 619      $ 685      ($ 66

Detroit Three Auto Build (000’s vehicles) 3

     2,189        1,990        199        4,255        3,890        365   

No. America Auto Build (000’s vehicles) 3

     3,639        3,546        93        7,436        6,718        718   

Zinc ($ per pound) 4

   $ 0.91      $ 0.86        $ 0.05      $ 0.87      $ 0.95      ($ 0.08

Natural Gas ($ per mcf) 5

   $ 3.26      $ 3.31      ($ 0.05   $ 3.00      $ 3.81      ($ 0.81

On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices ($ per gallon) 6

   $ 4.07      $ 3.89        $ 0.18      $ 3.95      $ 3.90        $ 0.05   

 

 

 

1 

2011 figures based on revised actuals 2 CRU Index; period average 3 CSM Autobase 4 LME Zinc; period average 5 NYMEX Henry Hub Natural Gas; period average 6 Energy Information Administration; period average

U.S. GDP growth rate trends are generally indicative of the strength in demand for our products. A year-over-year increase in U.S. GDP growth rates is indicative of an improving economy, which generally increases demand for our products. Conversely, decreasing U.S. GDP growth rates generally have the opposite effect. Changes in U.S. GDP growth rates can also signal changes in conversion costs related to production and in selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expense.

The market price of hot-rolled steel is one of the most significant factors impacting our selling prices and operating results. When steel prices fall, we typically have higher-priced material flowing through cost of goods sold, while selling prices compress to what the market will bear, negatively impacting our results. On the other hand, in a rising price environment, our results are generally favorably impacted, as lower-priced material purchased in previous periods flows through cost of goods sold, while our selling prices increase to cover current replacement costs.

The following table presents the average quarterly market price per ton of hot-rolled steel during fiscal 2013 (first and second quarters), fiscal 2012, and fiscal 2011:

(Dollars per ton 1)

 

     Fiscal Year      Increase / (Decrease)  
     2013      2012      2011      2013 vs. 2012     2012 vs. 2011  

1st Quarter

   $ 616       $ 709       $ 611       ($ 93     -13.1     $ 98        16.0

2nd Quarter

   $ 622       $ 660       $ 557       ($ 38     -5.8     $ 103        18.5

3rd Quarter

     N/A       $ 718       $ 699         N/A        N/A        $ 19        2.7

4th Quarter

     N/A       $ 684       $ 851         N/A        N/A      ($ 167     -19.6

Annual Avg.

     N/A       $ 693       $ 680         N/A        N/A        $ 13        1.9

 

 

 

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CRU Hot-Rolled Index Average

No single customer contributed more than 10% of our consolidated net sales during the second quarter of fiscal 2013. While our automotive business is largely driven by the production schedules of the Detroit Three automakers, our customer base is much broader and includes other domestic manufacturers and many of their suppliers. During the second quarter of fiscal 2013, vehicle production for the Detroit Three automakers was up 10% over the comparable period in the prior year. Additionally, North American vehicle production during the second quarter of fiscal 2013 increased 3% over the comparable period in the prior year.

Certain other commodities, such as zinc, natural gas and diesel fuel, represent a significant portion of our cost of goods sold, both directly through our plant operations and indirectly through transportation and freight expense.

 

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Results of Operations

Second Quarter—Fiscal 2013 Compared to Fiscal 2012

Consolidated Operations

The following table presents consolidated operating results for the periods indicated:

 

     Three Months Ended November 30,  
(Dollars in millions)    2012     %of
Net sales
    2011     %of
Net sales
    Increase/
(Decrease)
 

Net sales

   $ 622.6        100.0   $ 565.7        100.0   $ 56.9   

Cost of goods sold

     527.8        84.8     509.1        90.0     18.7   
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Gross margin

     94.8        15.2     56.6        10.0     38.2   

Selling, general and administrative expense

     65.1        10.5     52.9        9.4     12.2   

Impairment of long-lived assets

     (0.1     0.0                   (0.1

Restructuring and other expense

     1.3        0.2     2.0        0.4     (0.7

Joint venture transactions

     (0.3     0.0     (1.2     -0.2     0.9   
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Operating income

     28.8        4.6     2.9        0.5     25.9   

Miscellaneous income

     0.3        0.0     0.3        0.0       

Interest expense

     (6.3     -1.0     (4.8     -0.8     1.5   

Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates

     25.2        4.0     21.9        3.9     3.3   

Income tax expense

     (15.4     -2.5     (6.1     -1.1     9.3   
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Net earnings

     32.6        5.2     14.2        2.5     18.4   

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest

     (0.8     -0.1     (2.2     -0.4     (1.4
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Net earnings attributable to controlling interest

   $ 31.8        5.1   $ 12.0        2.1   $ 19.8   
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Net earnings attributable to controlling interest for the three months ended November 30, 2012 increased $19.8 million over the comparable period in the prior year. Net sales and operating highlights were as follows:

 

   

Net sales increased $56.9 million from the comparable period in the prior year. Higher overall volumes favorably impacted net sales by $85.2 million, including a combined impact of $90.3 million from the acquisition of Angus Industries, reported under the Engineered Cabs operating segment, and acquisitions in Pressure Cylinders. The increase in volume was partially offset by lower average selling prices, primarily in Steel Processing, which were affected by the declining market price of steel.

 

   

Gross margin increased $38.2 million from the comparable period in the prior year due to the aforementioned increase in volumes, a more favorable product mix, lower inventory holding losses for Steel Processing, and the net decrease in charges related to the voluntary product recall in Pressure Cylinders. Gross margin for the current quarter included $1.0 million of product recall charges compared to $9.7 million in the comparable period in the prior year. See “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE E – Contingent Liabilities” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for more information regarding the voluntary product recall.

 

   

SG&A expense increased $12.2 million from the comparable period in the prior year, primarily due to the impact of acquisitions and higher profit sharing and bonus expense resulting from higher net earnings.

 

   

Restructuring charges of $1.3 million were driven by facility exit costs associated with the closure of our commercial stairs business. For additional information regarding these restructuring charges, refer to “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE D – Restructuring and Other Expense” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

   

In connection with the wind-down of our former Metal Framing operating segment, we recognized a net benefit of $0.3 million within the joint venture transactions caption in our consolidated statement of earnings. This amount consisted primarily of net gains on asset disposals. For additional information, refer to “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE A – Basis of Presentation” and “NOTE D – Restructuring and Other Expense” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

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Interest expense of $6.3 million was $1.5 million higher than the comparable period in the prior year, primarily due to higher average interest rates as a result of the August 2012 issuance of $150.0 million aggregate principal amount of unsecured senior notes. For additional information, refer to “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE G – Debt and Receivables Securitization.”

 

   

Equity income increased $3.3 million from the comparable period in the prior year. The majority of our equity income is generated by WAVE, where our portion of net earnings increased $0.7 million, or 5%, to $14.8 million. In the current quarter, TWB contributed $3.8 million of equity income, while ClarkDietrich and ArtiFlex contributed $2.4 million and $1.7 million, respectively. For additional financial information regarding our unconsolidated affiliates, refer to “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE B – Investments in Unconsolidated Affiliates” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

   

Income tax expense increased $9.3 million from the comparable period in the prior year, primarily due to higher earnings. The current quarter expense of $15.4 million was calculated using an estimated annual effective rate of 32.7% versus 32.9% in the prior year quarter. See “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE K – Income Taxes” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for more information on our tax rates.

Segment Operations

Steel Processing

The following table presents a summary of operating results for our Steel Processing operating segment for the periods indicated:

 

     Three Months Ended November 30,  
(Dollars in millions)    2012      % of
Net sales
    2011      % of
Net sales
    Increase/
(Decrease)
 

Net sales

   $ 339.3         100.0   $ 373.5         100.0   $ (34.2

Cost of goods sold

     299.1         88.2     340.2         91.1     (41.1
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Gross margin

     40.2         11.8     33.3         8.9     6.9   

Selling, general and administrative expense

     26.9         7.9     25.9         6.9     1.0   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Operating income

   $ 13.3         3.9   $ 7.4         2.0   $ 5.9   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Material cost

   $ 241.2         $ 281.8         $ (40.6

Tons shipped (in thousands)

     626           681           (55

Net sales and operating highlights were as follows:

 

   

Net sales decreased $34.2 million from the comparable period in the prior year. Lower base material prices in the current quarter led to decreased pricing for our products, negatively impacting net sales by $29.2 million. Overall volumes were down 8% over the comparable period of fiscal 2012, negatively impacting net sales by $5.0 million. The mix of direct versus toll tons was 55% to 45% versus 51% to 49% in the comparable quarter of fiscal 2012. The sales price per ton for direct processing is significantly higher than for toll processing as the direct processing sales price reflects processing fees plus the price of base material. Toll processing represents processing fees of customer-owned material. As previously noted, after excluding volumes from the MISA Metals facilities, direct volumes were up approximately 3%.

 

   

Operating income increased $5.9 million from the comparable period in the prior year primarily due to lower inventory holding losses.

 

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Pressure Cylinders

The following table presents a summary of operating results for our Pressure Cylinders operating segment for the periods indicated:

 

     Three Months Ended November 30,  
(Dollars in millions)    2012      % of
Net sales
    2011      % of
Net sales
    Increase/
(Decrease)
 

Net sales

   $ 207.5         100.0   $ 176.7         100.0   $ 30.8   

Cost of goods sold

     164.4         79.2     154.3         87.3     10.1   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Gross margin

     43.1         20.8     22.4         12.7     20.7   

Selling, general and administrative expense

     25.9         12.5     21.9         12.4     4.0   

Impairment of long-lived assets

     0.1         0.0     —           0.0     0.1   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Operating income

   $ 17.1         8.2   $ 0.5         0.3   $ 16.6   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Material cost

   $ 97.6         $ 90.5         $ 7.1   

Units shipped (in thousands)

     19,496           14,585           4,911   

Net sales and operating highlights were as follows:

 

   

Net sales increased $30.8 million from the comparable period in the prior year, driven primarily by the impact of acquisitions.

 

   

Operating income was up $16.6 million over prior year due primarily to improved margins, as costs associated with the voluntary product recall decreased by $8.7 million. Gross margin also improved due to contributions from acquisitions, cost containment efforts, and a more favorable product mix. The increase in gross margin was partially offset by higher SG&A expense due to the impact of acquisitions, increase in allocated expenses, and increased spending for new product development. See “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE E – Contingent Liabilities” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for more information regarding the voluntary product recall.

Engineered Cabs

The following table presents a summary of operating results for our Engineered Cabs operating segment for the periods indicated:

 

     Three Months Ended November 30,  
(Dollars in millions)    2012      % of
Net sales
    2011      % of
Net sales
   Increase/
(Decrease)
 

Net sales

   $ 57.8         100.0   $          $ 57.8   

Cost of goods sold

     49.7         86.0                49.7   
  

 

 

      

 

 

       

 

 

 

Gross margin

     8.1         14.0                8.1   

Selling, general and administrative expense

     7.5         13.0                7.5   
  

 

 

      

 

 

       

 

 

 

Operating income

   $ 0.6         1.0   $          $ 0.6   
  

 

 

      

 

 

       

 

 

 

Material cost

   $ 29.9         $          $ 29.9   

Net sales and operating highlights were as follows:

 

   

Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were $57.8 million. This business was acquired on December 29, 2011 and therefore was not included in last year’s second quarter results.

 

   

Operating income was $0.6 million. As expected, lower volumes resulting from production delays at several top customers had a negative impact in the current quarter. We believe these declines are temporary and are implementing a plan to adjust variable costs accordingly. A one-time charge of $0.7 million related to the accelerated vesting of certain restricted stock awards also negatively impacted operating income in the current quarter.

 

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Other

The Other category includes our Steel Packaging, Construction Services and Worthington Energy Innovations operating segments, as they do not meet the quantitative thresholds for separate disclosure. Certain income and expense items not allocated to our operating segments are also included in the Other category as is the activity related to the wind-down of our former Metal Framing operating segment. The following table presents a summary of operating results for the Other category for the periods indicated:

 

     Three Months Ended November 30,  
(Dollars in millions)    2012     % of
Net sales
    2011     % of
Net sales
    Increase/
(Decrease)
 

Net sales

   $ 18.0        100.0   $ 15.5        100.0   $ 2.5   

Cost of goods sold

     14.5        80.8     14.6        94.2     (0.1
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Gross margin

     3.5        19.4     0.9        5.8     2.6   

Selling, general and administrative expense

     4.6        25.7     5.1        32.9     (0.5

Restructuring and other expense

     1.3        7.1     2.0        12.9     (0.7

Joint venture transactions

     (0.3     -1.8     (1.2     -7.7     0.9   
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Operating loss

   $ (2.1     -11.7   $ (5.0     -32.3   $ 2.9   
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Net sales and operating highlights were as follows:

 

   

Net sales increased $2.5 million from the comparable period in the prior year, primarily due to higher volumes in our Construction Services operating segment.

 

   

Operating loss decreased $2.9 million from the comparable period in the prior year, driven primarily by improved volumes. Current quarter joint venture transactions consisted primarily of net gains from the sale of metal framing assets, which were lower than prior year. Restructuring charges in the current quarter consisted of facility exit costs associated with the closure of our commercial stairs business.

 

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Six Months Year-to-Date—Fiscal 2013 Compared to Fiscal 2012

Consolidated Operations

The following table presents consolidated operating results for the periods indicated:

 

     Six Months Ended November 30,  
(Dollars in millions)    2012     % of
Net sales
    2011     % of
Net sales
    Increase/
(Decrease)
 

Net sales

   $ 1,288.7        100.0   $ 1,168.0        100.0   $ 120.7   

Cost of goods sold

     1,100.2        85.4     1,039.9        89.0     60.3   
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Gross margin

     188.5        14.6     128.1        11.0     60.4   

Selling, general and administrative expense

     124.5        9.7     98.3        8.4     26.2   

Impairment of long-lived assets

     1.5        0.1                   1.5   

Restructuring and other expense

     1.7        0.1     3.8        0.3     (2.1

Joint venture transactions

     (1.4     -0.1     2.0        0.2     (3.4
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Operating income

     62.2        4.8     24.0        2.1     38.2   

Miscellaneous income

     0.5        0.0     0.7        0.1     (0.2

Interest expense

     (11.6     -0.9     (9.5     -0.8     2.1   

Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates

     47.9        3.7     46.6        4.0     1.3   

Income tax expense

     (31.5     -2.4     (19.3     -1.7     12.2   
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Net earnings

     67.5        5.2     42.5        3.6     25.0   

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest

     (1.7     -0.1     (4.9     -0.4     (3.2
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Net earnings attributable to controlling interest

   $ 65.8        5.1   $ 37.6        3.2   $ 28.2   
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Net earnings attributable to controlling interest for the six months ended November 30, 2012 increased $28.2 million over the comparable period in the prior year. Net sales and operating highlights were as follows:

 

   

Net sales increased $120.7 million from the comparable period in the prior year. Higher overall volumes favorably impacted net sales by $195.4 million, including $174.2 million from the combined acquisitions of Angus Industries, reported under the Engineered Cabs operating segment, and the acquisitions in Pressure Cylinders. The impact of higher overall volumes was partially offset by lower average selling prices, which negatively impacted net sales by $74.7 million. Selling prices are affected by the market price of steel, which averaged $619 per ton during the first six months of fiscal 2013 versus an average of $685 per ton during the comparable period of fiscal 2012.

 

   

Gross margin increased $60.4 million from the comparable period in the prior year due to the aforementioned increase in volumes, a more favorable product mix, lower inventory holding losses for Steel Processing, and the net decrease in charges related to the voluntary product recall in Pressure Cylinders. Gross margin for the six months ended November 30, 2012 included $2.3 million of product recall charges compared to $9.7 million in the comparable period in the prior year. See “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE E – Contingent Liabilities” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for more information on the voluntary product recall.

 

   

SG&A expense increased $26.2 million from the comparable period in the prior year, primarily due to the impact of acquisitions and higher profit sharing and bonus expense resulting from higher net earnings. The prior year also included a $4.4 million non-recurring credit to SG&A expense for a gain related to a settlement of a legal dispute.

 

   

Impairment of long-lived assets of $1.5 million related to the sale of our Pressure Cylinders business in the Czech Republic. Refer to “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE C – Impairment of Long-Lived Assets” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for more information.

 

   

Restructuring charges of $1.7 million were driven by facility exit and other costs associated with the closure of our commercial stairs business. For additional information regarding these restructuring charges, refer to “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE D – Restructuring and Other Expense” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

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In connection with the wind-down of our former Metal Framing operating segment, we recognized a net benefit of $1.4 million within the joint venture transactions caption in our consolidated statement of earnings. This amount consisted primarily of net gains on asset disposals. For additional information, refer to “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE A – Basis of Presentation” and “NOTE D – Restructuring and Other Expense” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

   

Interest expense of $11.6 million was $2.1 million higher than the comparable period in the prior year, primarily due to higher average interest rates as a result of the August 2012 issuance of $150.0 million aggregate principal amount of unsecured senior notes. For additional information, refer to “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE G – Debt and Receivables Securitization.”

 

   

Equity income increased $1.3 million from the comparable period in the prior year. The majority of our equity income is generated by WAVE, where our portion of net earnings increased 4% to $33.2 million. For additional information regarding our unconsolidated affiliates, refer to “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE B – Investments in Unconsolidated Affiliates” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

   

Income tax expense increased $12.2 million from the comparable period in the prior year, primarily due to higher earnings. The current year-to-date expense of $31.5 million was calculated using an estimated annual effective rate of 32.7% versus 32.9% in the prior year. See “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE K – Income Taxes” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for more information on our tax rates.

Segment Operations

Steel Processing

The following table presents a summary of operating results for our Steel Processing operating segment for the periods indicated:

 

     Six Months Ended November 30,  
(Dollars in millions)    2012      % of
Net sales
    2011      % of
Net sales
    Increase/
(Decrease)
 

Net sales

   $ 719.3         100.0   $ 781.6         100.0   $ (62.3

Cost of goods sold

     637.1         88.6     706.6         90.4     (69.5
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Gross margin

     82.2         11.4     75.0         9.6     7.2   

Selling, general and administrative expense

     52.9         7.4     51.3         6.6     1.6   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Operating income

   $ 29.3         4.1   $ 23.7         3.0   $ 5.6   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Material cost

   $ 520.9         $ 588.4         $ (67.5

Tons shipped (in thousands)

     1,321           1,385           (64

Net sales and operating highlights were as follows:

 

   

Net sales decreased $62.3 million from the comparable period in the prior year. Lower base material prices in the first six months of fiscal 2013 led to decreased pricing for our products, negatively impacting net sales by $70.7 million. Overall volumes were also down during the first six months of fiscal 2013; however, the impact of lower volumes was more than offset by a higher mix of direct versus toll tons, the combined impact of which was an $8.4 million increase in net sales. The mix of direct versus toll tons was 55% to 45% during the first six months of fiscal 2013 versus 51% to 49% in the comparable period in the prior year. After excluding volumes from the MISA Metals facilities, direct volumes increased over prior year.

 

   

Operating income increased $5.6 million from the comparable period in the prior year due to lower inventory holding losses in the current year and a favorable change in product mix.

 

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Pressure Cylinders

The following table presents a summary of operating results for our Pressure Cylinders operating segment for the periods indicated:

 

     Six Months Ended November 30,  
(Dollars in millions)    2012      % of
Net sales
    2011      % of
Net sales
    Increase/
(Decrease)
 

Net sales

   $ 401.7         100.0   $ 345.6         100.0   $ 56.1   

Cost of goods sold

     319.9         79.6     297.4         86.1     22.5   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Gross margin

     81.8         20.4     48.2         13.9     33.6   

Selling, general and administrative expense

     48.2         12.0     35.8         10.4     12.4   

Impairment of long-lived assets

     1.5         0.4     —           —          1.5   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Operating income

   $ 32.1         8.0   $ 12.4         3.6   $ 19.7   
  

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

Material cost

   $ 189.6         $ 177.0         $ 12.6   

Units shipped (in thousands)

     40,965           29,178           11,787   

Net sales and operating highlights were as follows:

 

   

Net sales increased $56.1 million from the comparable period in the prior year driven by the impact of acquisitions, which accounted for $51.9 million of the increase, and improved volumes across many product lines.

 

   

Operating income was up $19.7 million over prior year due primarily to improved margins, as costs associated with the voluntary product recall decreased by $7.1 million. Gross margin also improved due to contributions from acquisitions, cost containment efforts, and a more favorable product mix. The increase in gross margin was partially offset by higher SG&A expense due to the impact of acquisitions, increase in allocated expenses, and increased spending for new product development. See “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE E – Contingent Liabilities” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for more information regarding the voluntary product recall.

Engineered Cabs

The following table presents a summary of operating results for our Engineered Cabs operating segment for the periods indicated:

 

     Six Months Ended November 30,  
(Dollars in millions)    2012      % of
Net sales
    2011      % of
Net sales
   Increase/
(Decrease)
 

Net sales

   $ 122.3         100.0   $          $ 122.3   

Cost of goods sold

     102.5         83.8                102.5   
  

 

 

      

 

 

       

 

 

 

Gross margin

     19.8         16.2                19.8   

Selling, general and administrative expense

     14.5         11.9                14.5   
  

 

 

      

 

 

       

 

 

 

Operating income

   $ 5.3         4.3   $          $ 5.3   
  

 

 

      

 

 

       

 

 

 

Material cost

   $ 62.1         $          $ 62.1   

Net sales and operating highlights were as follows:

 

   

Net sales for the first six months of fiscal 2013 were $122.3 million. This business was acquired on December 29, 2011 and therefore was not included in last fiscal year’s results.

 

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Operating income was $5.3 million. As expected, lower volumes resulting from production delays at several top customers had a negative impact in the current period. We believe these declines are temporary and are implementing a plan to adjust variable costs accordingly. A one-time charge of $0.7 million related to the accelerated vesting of certain restricted stock awards also negatively impacted operating income in the current period.

Other

The Other category includes our Steel Packaging, Construction Services and Worthington Energy Innovations operating segments, as they do not meet the quantitative thresholds for separate disclosure. Certain income and expense items not allocated to our operating segments are also included in the Other category as is the activity related to the wind-down of our former Metal Framing operating segment. The following table presents a summary of operating results for the Other category for the periods indicated:

 

     Six Months Ended November 30,  
(Dollars in millions)    2012     % of
Net sales
    2011     % of
Net sales
    Increase/
(Decrease)
 

Net sales

   $ 45.3        100.0   $ 40.9        100.0   $ 4.4   

Cost of goods sold

     40.6        89.8     36.1        88.3     4.5   
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Gross margin

     4.7        10.4     4.8        11.7     (0.1

Selling, general and administrative expense

     8.9        19.7     11.1        27.1     (2.2

Restructuring and other expense

     1.7        3.7     3.8        9.3     (2.1

Joint venture transactions

     (1.4     -3.2     2.0        4.9     (3.4
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Operating loss

   $ (4.5     -9.9   $ (12.1     -29.6   $ 7.6   
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Net sales and operating highlights were as follows:

 

   

Net sales increased $4.4 million from the comparable period in the prior year, primarily due to higher volumes in the Construction Services operating segment.

 

   

Operating loss decreased $7.6 million from the comparable period in the prior year driven by the impact of the joint venture transactions and reductions in both SG&A and restructuring and other expense. Refer to “Item 1. – Financial Statements – Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – NOTE D – Restructuring and Other Expense” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for additional information.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

During the six months ended November 30, 2012, we generated $159.4 million of cash from operating activities, invested $24.6 million in property, plant and equipment and received proceeds of $15.7 million from the sale of assets. Additionally, we spent $62.1 million to acquire the outstanding common shares of Westerman and paid $17.1 million of dividends. We also repaid $238.2 million of short-term borrowings, which was partially funded by $150.0 million of proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt. The following table summarizes our consolidated cash flows for the six months ended November 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

     Six Months Ended
November 30,
 
(in millions)    2012     2011  

Net cash provided by operating activities

   $ 159.4      $ 49.5   

Net cash used by investing activities

     (71.1     (79.3

Net cash provided (used) by financing activities

     (96.4     27.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

     (8.1     (2.4

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     41.0        56.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 32.9      $ 53.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

We believe we have access to adequate resources to meet our needs for normal operating costs, mandatory capital expenditures and debt redemptions, dividend payments and working capital for our existing businesses. These resources include cash and cash equivalents, cash provided by operating activities and unused lines of credit. We also believe that we have adequate access to the financial markets to allow us to be in a position to sell long-term debt or equity securities. However, given the current uncertainty and volatility in the financial markets, our ability to access capital, and the terms under which we can do so, may change.

The cash and equivalents balance at November 30, 2012 included $23.7 million of cash held by subsidiaries outside of the United States. Although the majority of this cash is available for repatriation, bringing the money into the United States could trigger federal, state and local income tax obligations. We do not have any intention to repatriate cash held by subsidiaries outside of the United States.

Operating Activities

Our business is cyclical and cash flows from operating activities may fluctuate during the year and from year to year due to economic conditions. We rely on cash and short-term borrowings to meet cyclical increases in working capital needs. These needs generally rise during periods of increased economic activity or increasing raw material prices due to higher levels of inventory and accounts receivable. During economic slowdowns, or periods of decreasing raw material costs, working capital needs generally decrease as a result of the reduction of inventories and accounts receivable.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $159.4 million during the six months ended November 30, 2012 compared to $49.5 million in the comparable period of fiscal 2012. The difference was driven largely by changes in working capital needs and the improvement in net earnings over the comparable period in the prior year.

Investing Activities

Net cash used by investing activities decreased $8.2 million to $71.1 million during the six months ended November 30, 2012, as the cash consideration paid for Westerman was $17.7 million less than consideration transferred for the acquisitions of the BernzOmatic business of Irwin Industrial Tool Company and STAKO sp.z o.o. during the first six months of fiscal 2012. Higher proceeds from the sale of assets, which increased $4.3 million, also contributed to the overall decrease. The overall decrease was partially offset by higher capital expenditures, which increased $14.6 million over the comparable period in the prior year.

 

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Investment activities are largely discretionary, and future investment activities could be reduced significantly, or eliminated, as economic conditions warrant. We assess acquisition opportunities as they arise, and such opportunities may require additional financing. There can be no assurance, however, that any such opportunities will arise, that any such acquisitions will be consummated, or that any needed additional financing will be available on satisfactory terms when required.

Financing Activities

Net cash used by financing activities was $96.4 million during the six months ended November 30, 2012. During the first six months of fiscal 2013, we repaid $238.2 million of short-term borrowings, which was partially funded by $150.0 million of proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt, as described in more detail below.

As of November 30, 2012, we were in compliance with our short-term and long-term debt covenants. Our debt agreements do not include credit rating triggers or material adverse change provisions. Our credit ratings at November 30, 2012 were unchanged from those reported as of May 31, 2012. On August 10, 2012, we issued $150.0 million aggregate principal amount of unsecured senior notes due August 10, 2024. Refer to “Part I – Item 1. – Financial Statements – NOTE G – Debt and Receivables Securitization” for additional information regarding our short-term and long-term debt agreements.

Common shares – The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Worthington Industries, Inc. (“Worthington Industries”) declared quarterly dividends of $0.13 per common share during the first and second quarters of fiscal 2013 compared to $0.12 per common share during the comparable quarters of fiscal 2012. Dividends paid on our common shares totaled $17.1 million and $15.6 million, respectively, during the six months ended November 30, 2012 and 2011. Note that dividends paid reflect those declared in the previous quarter.

On December 10, 2012, the Board declared an accelerated cash dividend totaling $0.26 per common share. The dividend was paid on December 28, 2012 to shareholders of record as of December 21, 2012 and represented an acceleration of the dividend payments for the third and fourth quarters of fiscal 2013.

On June 29, 2011, the Board authorized the repurchase of up to 10,000,000 of our outstanding common shares of which 6,027,832 remained available for repurchase at November 30, 2012. No common shares were repurchased under this authorization during the six months ended November 30, 2012.

The common shares available for repurchase under the June 29, 2011 authorization may be purchased from time to time, with consideration given to the market price of the common shares, the nature of other investment opportunities, cash flows from operations, general economic conditions and other relevant considerations. Repurchases may be made on the open market or through privately negotiated transactions.

Dividend Policy

We currently have no material contractual or regulatory restrictions on the payment of dividends. Dividends are declared at the discretion of the Board of Worthington Industries. The Board reviews the dividend quarterly and establishes the dividend rate based upon our financial condition, results of operations, capital requirements, current and projected cash flows, business prospects and other relevant factors. As mentioned above, the third and fourth quarter dividends of fiscal 2013 were paid on December 28, 2012. While we have paid a dividend every quarter since becoming a public company in 1968, there is no guarantee that payments will continue in the future.

Contractual Cash Obligations and Other Commercial Commitments

Our contractual cash obligations and other commercial commitments have not changed significantly from those disclosed in “Part II – Item 7. – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Contractual Cash Obligations and Other Commercial Commitments” of our 2012 Form 10-K, other than the changes in borrowings, as described in “Part I – Item 1. – Financial Statements – NOTE G – Debt and Receivables Securitization” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not have guarantees or other off-balance sheet financing arrangements that we believe are reasonably likely to have a material current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources. However, as of November 30, 2012, we were party to an operating lease for an aircraft in which we have guaranteed a residual value at the termination of the lease. The maximum obligation under the terms of this guarantee was approximately $14.5 million at November 30, 2012. We have also guaranteed the repayment of a $5.0 million term loan entered into by ArtiFlex, one of our unconsolidated joint ventures. In addition, we had in place $11.0 million of outstanding stand-by letters of credit for third-party beneficiaries as of November 30, 2012. These letters of credit were issued to third-party service providers and had no amounts drawn against them at November 30, 2012. Based on current facts and circumstances, we have estimated the likelihood of payment pursuant to these guarantees, and determined that the fair value of our obligation under each guarantee based on those likely outcomes is not material.

 

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Recently Issued Accounting Standards

In December 2011, new accounting guidance was issued that establishes certain additional disclosure requirements about financial instruments and derivative instruments that are subject to netting arrangements. The new disclosures are required for annual reporting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013, and interim periods within those periods. We do not expect the adoption of this amended accounting guidance to have a material impact on our financial position or results of operations.

In June 2011, new accounting guidance was issued regarding the presentation of comprehensive income in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. This new guidance requires entities to present reclassification adjustments included in other comprehensive income on the face of the financial statements and allows entities to present total comprehensive income, the components of net income and the components of other comprehensive income either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. It also eliminates the option for entities to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of equity. For public companies, this accounting guidance is effective for fiscal years (and interim periods within those fiscal years) beginning after December 15, 2011, with early adoption permitted. Retrospective application to prior periods is required. In December 2011, certain provisions of this new guidance related to the presentation of reclassification adjustments out of accumulated other comprehensive income were temporarily deferred to a later date that has yet to be determined. We adopted the effective provisions of this new accounting guidance on June 1, 2012 and have provided the required statements of comprehensive income for the three and six months ended November 30, 2012 and 2011.

In September 2011, amended accounting guidance was issued that simplifies how an entity tests goodwill for impairment. The amended guidance allows an entity to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform the two-step quantitative goodwill impairment test. The two-step quantitative impairment test is required only if, based on its qualitative assessment, an entity determines that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount. The amended guidance is effective for interim and annual goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011. Our adoption of this amended accounting guidance does not impact our financial position or results of operations.

In July 2012, amended accounting guidance was issued that simplifies how an entity tests indefinite-lived intangible assets for impairment. The amended guidance allows an entity to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform a quantitative impairment test. An entity will no longer be required to calculate the fair value of an indefinite-lived intangible asset and perform the quantitative test unless the entity determines, based on a qualitative assessment, that it is more likely than not that its fair value is less than its carrying amount. The amended guidance is effective for interim and annual indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2012, with early adoption permitted. We do not expect the adoption of this amended accounting guidance to have a material impact on our financial position or results of operations.

Critical Accounting Policies

The discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based upon our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The preparation of these consolidated financial statements requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. We continually evaluate our estimates, including those related to our valuation of receivables, intangible assets, accrued liabilities, income and other tax accruals, and contingencies and litigation. We base our estimates on historical experience and various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. These results form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily obtained from other sources. Critical accounting policies are defined as those that require our significant judgments and involve uncertainties that could potentially result in materially different results under different assumptions and conditions. Although actual results historically have not deviated significantly from those determined using our estimates, our financial position or results of operations could be materially different if we were to report under different conditions or to use different assumptions in the application of such policies. Our critical accounting policies have not significantly changed from those discussed in “Part II – Item 7. – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Critical Accounting Policies” of our 2012 Form 10-K.

 

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We review our receivables on an ongoing basis to ensure they are properly valued. Based on this review, we believe our reserve for doubtful accounts is adequate. However, if the economic environment and market conditions deteriorate, particularly in the automotive market where our exposure is greatest, additional reserves may be required. We recognize revenue upon transfer of title and risk of loss provided evidence of an arrangement exists, pricing is fixed and determinable, and the ability to collect is probable. In circumstances where the collection of payment is not probable at the time of shipment, we defer recognition of revenue until payment is collected.

We review the carrying value of our long-lived assets, including intangible assets with finite useful lives, for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset or asset group may not be recoverable.

Impairment testing involves a comparison of the sum of the undiscounted future cash flows of the asset or asset group to its respective carrying amount. If the sum of the undiscounted future cash flows exceeds the carrying amount, then no impairment exists. If the carrying amount exceeds the sum of the undiscounted future cash flows, then a second step is performed to determine the amount of impairment, which would be recorded as an impairment charge in our consolidated statements of earnings.

Goodwill and intangible assets with indefinite lives are not amortized, but instead are tested for impairment annually, during the fourth quarter, or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate that impairment may be present. Application of goodwill impairment testing involves judgment, including but not limited to, the identification of reporting units and estimating the fair value of each reporting unit. A reporting unit is defined as an operating segment or one level below an operating segment. We test goodwill at the operating segment level as we have determined that the characteristics of the reporting units within each operating segment are similar and allow for their aggregation in accordance with the applicable accounting guidance.

The goodwill impairment test consists of comparing the fair value of each operating segment, determined using discounted cash flows, to each operating segment’s respective carrying value. If the estimated fair value of an operating segment exceeds its carrying value, there is no impairment. If the carrying amount of the operating segment exceeds its estimated fair value, a goodwill impairment is indicated. The amount of the impairment is determined by comparing the fair value of the net assets of the operating segment, excluding goodwill, to its estimated fair value, with the difference representing the implied fair value of the goodwill. If the implied fair value of the goodwill is lower than its carrying value, the difference is recorded as an impairment charge in the consolidated statements of earnings. No impairment indicators were present with regard to our goodwill or intangible assets with indefinite useful lives during the six months ended November 30, 2012.

Item 3. – Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Market risks have not changed significantly from those disclosed in “Part II—Item 7A. – Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk” of our 2012 Form 10-K.

Item 4. – Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures [as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)] that are designed to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Management, with the participation of our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer, performed an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2012). Based on that evaluation, our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer have concluded that such disclosure controls and procedures were effective at a reasonable assurance level as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

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Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

There were no changes that occurred during the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2012) in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. – Legal Proceedings

Various legal actions, which generally have arisen in the ordinary course of business, are pending against the Company. None of this pending litigation, individually or collectively, is expected to have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Item 1A. – Risk Factors

There are certain risks and uncertainties in our business that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. In “PART I – Item 1A. — Risk Factors” of the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Worthington Industries, Inc. for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2012, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 30, 2012, and available at www.sec.gov or at www.worthingtonindustries.com, we included a detailed discussion of our risk factors. Other than as noted below, our risk factors have not changed significantly from those disclosed in our 2012 Form 10-K. These risk factors should be read carefully in connection with evaluating our business and in connection with the forward-looking statements and other information contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Any of the risks described in our 2012 Form 10-K could materially affect our business, financial condition or future results and the actual outcome of matters as to which forward-looking statements are made. The risk factors described in our 2012 Form 10-K are not the only risks we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us, or that we currently deem to be immaterial, also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and/or future results.

The effect of changes to healthcare laws in the United States, which may increase our healthcare and other costs and negatively impact our financial results and operations. Changes to healthcare laws and provisions related thereto may materially impact the way healthcare is provided and funded in the United States, the manner in which employers provide and fund coverage for their employees, the cost of providing this coverage, and other costs to employers and employees related to funding healthcare coverage for more individuals. These changes and additional costs may significantly increase our costs and adversely impact our operations and financial results.

The effect of national, regional and worldwide economic conditions generally and within major product markets, including a prolonged or substantial economic downturn. Global economic conditions, particularly in Europe, remain fragile. In addition, the so-called “fiscal cliff” in the United States – the combination of expiring tax cuts and mandatory reductions in federal spending – has the potential to adversely affect both domestic and global economic conditions. As a result, the possibility remains that the domestic or global economies, or certain industry sectors of those economies that are key to our sales, may continue to be slow or could further deteriorate, which could result in a corresponding decrease in demand for our products and negatively impact our results of operations and financial condition.

 

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Item 2. – Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

The following table provides information about purchases made by, or on behalf of, Worthington Industries, Inc. or any “affiliated purchaser” (as defined in Rule 10b-18(a) (3) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) of common shares of Worthington Industries, Inc. during each month of the fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2012:

 

Period

   Total Number
of Common
Shares
Purchased
     Average Price
Paid per
Common
Share
     Total Number of
Common Shares
Purchased as
Part of Publicly
Announced
Plans or
Programs
     Maximum Number of
Common Shares that
May Yet Be
Purchased Under the
Plans or Programs (1)
 

September 1-30, 2012

     -         -         -         6,027,832   

October 1-31, 2012

     -         -         -         6,027,832   

November 1-30, 2012

     -         -         -         6,027,832   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total

     -         -         -      
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

(1)

On June 29, 2011, Worthington Industries, Inc. announced that the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to 10,000,000 of our outstanding common shares. At November 30, 2012, 6,027,832 common shares remained available for repurchase under this authorization. The common shares available for repurchase may be purchased from time to time, with consideration given to the market price of the common shares, the nature of other investment opportunities, cash flows from operations and general economic conditions. Repurchases may be made on the open market or through privately negotiated transactions.

Item 3. – Defaults Upon Senior Securities

Not applicable

Item 4. – Mine Safety Disclosures

Not applicable

Item 5. – Other Information

Not applicable

Item 6. – Exhibits

 

  31.1   

Rule 13a – 14(a) / 15d – 14(a) Certifications (Principal Executive Officer) *

  31.2   

Rule 13a – 14(a) / 15d – 14(a) Certifications (Principal Financial Officer) *

  32.1   

Certifications of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002**

  32.2   

Certifications of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002**

  101.INS   

XBRL Instance Document #

  101.SCH   

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document #

  101.PRE   

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document #

  101.LAB   

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document #

  101.CAL   

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document #

  101.DEF   

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document #

 

*

Filed herewith.

 

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**

Furnished herewith.

 

#

Attached as Exhibit 101 to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Worthington Industries, Inc. are the following documents formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language):

  (i)

Consolidated Balance Sheets at November 30, 2012 and May 31, 2012;

  (ii)

Consolidated Statements of Earnings for the three and six months ended November 30, 2012 and November 30, 2011;

  (iii)

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three and six months ended November 30, 2012 and November 30, 2011;

  (iv)

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three and six months ended November 30, 2012 and November 30, 2011; and

  (v)

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and six months ended November 30, 2012 and November 30, 2011.

 

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SIGNATURES

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 thereunto duly authorized.

 

    WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.
Date: January 9, 2013     By:   /s/    B. Andrew Rose
    B. Andrew Rose,
   

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(On behalf of the Registrant and as Principal
Financial Officer)

 

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description

  

Location

31.1   

Rule 13a - 14(a) / 15d - 14(a) Certifications (Principal Executive Officer)

  

Filed herewith

31.2   

Rule 13a - 14(a) / 15d - 14(a) Certifications (Principal Financial Officer)

  

Filed herewith

32.1   

Certifications of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

  

Furnished herewith

32.2   

Certifications of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

  

Furnished herewith

101.INS   

XBRL Instance Document

  

Submitted electronically herewith #

101.SCH   

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

  

Submitted electronically herewith #

101.PRE   

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

  

Submitted electronically herewith #

101.LAB   

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

  

Submitted electronically herewith #

101.CAL   

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

  

Submitted electronically herewith #

101.DEF   

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

  

Submitted electronically herewith #

 

#

Attached as Exhibit 101 to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Worthington Industries, Inc. are the following documents formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language):

 

  (i)

Consolidated Balance Sheets at November 30, 2012 and May 31, 2012;

 

  (ii)

Consolidated Statements of Earnings for the three and six months ended November 30, 2012 and November 30, 2011;

 

  (iii)

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three and six months ended November 30, 2012 and November 30, 2011;

 

  (iv)

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three and six months ended November 30, 2012 and November 30, 2011; and

 

  (v)

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and six months ended November 30, 2012 and November 30, 2011.

 

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