EX-99.1 2 pressrelease-q2fy19.htm PRESS RELEASE Exhibit


Investor Relations Contact:
Mark A. Schwertfeger, Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer
(800) 365-2759

BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION REPORTS
FISCAL 2019 SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

MILWAUKEE, January 23, 2019/PRNewswire/ -- Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended December 30, 2018.

Second fiscal quarter net sales were $505 million, an increase of $59 million, or 13.2%, from $446 million in the prior year.

Continued favorable momentum in sales of engines and products designed for commercial markets led to growth of 18% on a trailing twelve month basis.

Quarterly GAAP gross profit margin of 18.3% and adjusted gross profit margin of 18.6% decreased from a GAAP gross profit margin of 20.8% and adjusted gross profit margin of 21.1% last year primarily due to sales mix and lower production volumes.
    
Second quarter GAAP net loss of $2.6 million, or $0.07 per share, included business optimization charges, premiums on the repurchase of senior notes, integration charges, and tax adjustments associated with the Tax Cut & Jobs Act (TCJA). Excluding these items, adjusted net income was $8.4 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to $10.7 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the prior year.
 
The company repurchased $6.3 million of common stock under the company’s share repurchase program during the second fiscal quarter of fiscal 2019.

The company is revising its fiscal 2019 earnings outlook to $1.10 to $1.30 per diluted share, before business optimization costs and other charges, from previous guidance of $1.40 to $1.60 per diluted share. The revision reflects the weather-related market softness in Europe and Australia and the impact of the Sears bankruptcy.

“Robust sales in the second quarter, across both residential and commercial lines, enabled us to recapture much of the sales shortfall from earlier in the year and demonstrated the continued favorable momentum of our strategy to grow commercial sales,” said Todd J. Teske, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We achieved higher sales despite significant headwinds from difficult weather-related market conditions in Europe and Australia and lower sales of aftermarket service parts from lower throughput at our distribution center hub.” Teske added, “During the second quarter, we made significant progress on our business optimization program, including improvements to return our parts business back to its historical high service levels. We are also pleased by the engine placement achieved for the upcoming lawn and garden season, and are encouraged by the enthusiasm surrounding new brand launches. Equally encouraging, activity remains high in commercial lines. With a broader range of innovative products and stronger distribution, we are serving more commercial applications than ever before. Business activity across all commercial lines - turf and landscape, engines, and job site - remains high, as professionals increasingly turn to Briggs for power to make them more productive on the job.”

Teske continued, “The market headwinds caused by the drought conditions in Australia and Europe as well as the Sears bankruptcy have resulted in a decrease to our fiscal 2019 outlook, but we expect much of these headwinds to ease by next season. Despite these near-term issues, the continued strong growth in commercial and high placement in residential demonstrate that our strategy has us on the right path to deliver long-term growth in sales and profitability as well as greater business diversification. By the end of fiscal 2019, we expect to have our business optimization initiative largely completed, which positions us well to support our strong commercial sales momentum and deliver meaningful profitability improvement.”







Fiscal 2019 Outlook:

Net sales are now expected to be in a range of $1.90 billion to $1.96 billion (previously $1.95 billion to $2.01 billion), a $50 million reduction. The decrease contemplates a $30 million impact from the Sears bankruptcy and $40 million in lower sales in Australia and Europe due to unfavorable weather, partially offset by incremental generator sales of $20 million related to Hurricanes Florence and Michael, which occurred in the first half of fiscal 2019.
Net income is now expected to be in a range of $47 million to $55 million (previously $60 million to $68 million), or $1.10 to $1.30 per diluted share (previously $1.40 to $1.60 per diluted share). The reduction is due to the company’s expectation of lower sales and manufacturing volumes, partially offset by spending reductions. The outlook is prior to the impact of costs related to the company’s business optimization program and other charges incurred to date or the benefit of share repurchases.
Operating margin is expected to be 4.5% to 4.8% (previously 5.3% to 5.5%), before the impact of charges from the business optimization program, bad debt charge, the litigation settlement charge or acquisition costs.
The company continues to anticipate capital expenditures of approximately $65 million.
The company’s business optimization program is now expected to generate pre-tax savings of $35 million to $40 million (previously $30 million to $35 million) by fiscal 2021. Total pre-tax charges to achieve the savings are now expected in the range of $60 million to $70 million (previously $50 million to $55 million), including fiscal 2019 program costs of $42 million to $46 million (previously $27 million to $32 million). The increase largely relates to higher than anticipated costs related to the ERP upgrade.
 
 
Conference Call Information:

The company will host a conference call tomorrow at 10:00 AM (ET) to review the second quarter financial results. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the company’s corporate website: http://investors.basco.com.

Also available is a dial-in number to access the call real-time at (877) 233-9136 and enter Conference ID 6374426. A replay will be offered beginning approximately two hours after the call ends and will be available for one week. Dial (855) 859-2056 and enter the Conference ID to access the replay.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

This release refers to non-GAAP financial measures including “adjusted gross profit”, “adjusted engineering, selling, general, and administrative expenses”, “adjusted segment income (loss)”, “adjusted net income (loss)”, and “adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share.” Refer to the accompanying financial schedules for supplemental financial data and corresponding reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to certain GAAP financial measures.





Safe Harbor Statement:

This release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “forecast”, “intend”, “plan”, “project”, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on the company’s current views and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties that include, among other things, the ability to successfully forecast demand for its products; changes in interest rates and foreign exchange rates; the effects of weather on the purchasing patterns of consumers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs); actions of engine manufacturers and OEMs with whom the company competes; changes in laws and regulations, including U.S. tax reform, changes in tax rates, laws and regulations as well as related guidance; imposition of new, or change in existing, duties, tariffs and trade agreements; changes in customer and OEM demand; changes in prices of raw materials and parts that the company purchases; changes in domestic and foreign economic conditions (including effects from the U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union); the ability to bring new productive capacity on line efficiently and with good quality; outcomes of legal proceedings and claims; the ability to realize anticipated savings from the business optimization program and restructuring actions; and other factors disclosed from time to time in the company’s SEC filings or otherwise, including the factors discussed in Item 1A, Risk Factors, of the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its periodic reports on Form 10-Q. The company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements made in this release to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washer, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Vanguard®, Allmand®, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco®, and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.











BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Periods Ended December
(In Thousands, except per share data)

 
 
Three Months Ended December
 
Six Months Ended December
 
 
FY2019
 
FY2018
 
FY2019
 
FY2018
NET SALES
 
$
505,462

 
$
446,436

 
$
784,459

 
$
775,531

COST OF GOODS SOLD
 
413,005

 
353,570

 
648,248

 
616,400

Gross Profit
 
92,457

 
92,866

 
136,211

 
159,131

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ENGINEERING, SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
 
87,139

 
77,590

 
187,998

 
164,062

EQUITY IN EARNINGS OF UNCONSOLIDATED AFFILIATES
 
3,017

 
2,113

 
5,990

 
5,726

Income (Loss) from Operations
 
8,335

 
17,389

 
(45,797
)
 
795

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INTEREST EXPENSE
 
(7,482
)
 
(5,593
)
 
(12,643
)
 
(10,550
)
OTHER INCOME (Expense)
 
(946
)
 
384

 
(603
)
 
860

Income (Loss) before Income Taxes
 
(93
)
 
12,180

 
(59,043
)
 
(8,895
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PROVISION (CREDIT) FOR INCOME TAXES
 
2,511

 
28,524

 
(15,452
)
 
22,488

Net Loss
 
$
(2,604
)
 
$
(16,344
)
 
$
(43,591
)
 
$
(31,383
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
$
(0.07
)
 
$
(0.39
)
 
$
(1.05
)
 
$
(0.75
)
Diluted
 
$
(0.07
)
 
$
(0.39
)
 
$
(1.05
)
 
$
(0.75
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
41,689

 
42,154

 
41,773

 
42,130

Diluted
 
41,689

 
42,154

 
41,773

 
42,130



Supplemental International Sales Information
(In Thousands)


 
 
Three Months Ended December
 
Six Months Ended December
 
 
FY2019
 
FY2018
 
FY2019
 
FY2018
International sales based on product shipment destination
 
$
148,125

 
$
157,248

 
$
236,651

 
$
271,885









BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets as of the End of December
(In Thousands)


 
 
 
 
 
CURRENT ASSETS:
FY2019
 
FY2018
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents
$
33,954

 
$
66,366

 
Accounts Receivable, Net
242,232

 
201,253

 
Inventories
567,256

 
501,531

 
Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets
38,481

 
37,901

 
Total Current Assets
881,923

 
807,051

 
 
 
 
 
OTHER ASSETS:
 
 
 
 
Goodwill
169,401

 
164,312

 
Investments
47,078

 
47,626

 
Other Intangible Assets, Net
98,619

 
98,895

 
Deferred Income Tax Asset
30,442

 
43,882

 
Other Long-Term Assets, Net
19,852

 
19,870

 
Total Other Assets
365,392

 
374,585

 
 
 
 
 
PLANT AND EQUIPMENT:
 
 
 
 
At Cost
1,193,090

 
1,140,232

 
Less - Accumulated Depreciation
779,935

 
754,654

 
Plant and Equipment, Net
413,155

 
385,578

 
 
$
1,660,470

 
$
1,567,214

 
 
 
 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
 
 
 
 
Accounts Payable
$
226,536

 
$
208,307

 
Short-Term Debt
314,073

 
128,647

 
Accrued Liabilities
132,179

 
142,785

 
Total Current Liabilities
672,788

 
479,739

 
 
 
 
 
OTHER LIABILITIES:
 
 
 
 
Accrued Pension Cost
182,925

 
232,769

 
Accrued Employee Benefits
20,174

 
21,664

 
Accrued Postretirement Health Care Obligation
26,763

 
31,361

 
Other Long-Term Liabilities
56,388

 
51,464

 
Long-Term Debt
196,013

 
222,008

 
Total Other Liabilities
482,263

 
559,266

 
 
 
 
 
SHAREHOLDERS' INVESTMENT:
 
 
 
 
Common Stock
579

 
579

 
Additional Paid-In Capital
77,310

 
73,635

 
Retained Earnings
1,016,205

 
1,063,501

 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
(254,768
)
 
(290,254
)
 
Treasury Stock, at Cost
(333,907
)
 
(319,252
)
 
Total Shareholders' Investment
505,419

 
528,209

 
 
$
1,660,470

 
$
1,567,214

 
 
 
 
 






BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In Thousands)
 
 
 
Six Months Ended December
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
FY2019
 
FY2018
 
Net Loss
$
(43,591
)
 
$
(31,383
)
 
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Loss to Net Cash Used by Operating Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and Amortization
32,263

 
28,524

 
 
Stock Compensation Expense
3,177

 
3,869

 
 
Loss on Disposition of Plant and Equipment
66

 
1,553

 
 
Provision for Deferred Income Taxes
(19,550
)
 
18,427

 
 
Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Affiliates
(7,854
)
 
(6,948
)
 
 
Dividends Received from Unconsolidated Affiliates
10,510

 
9,810

 
Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts Receivable
(59,838
)
 
29,900

 
 
Inventories
(157,401
)
 
(126,075
)
 
 
Other Current Assets
1,947

 
(3,402
)
 
 
Accounts Payable, Accrued Liabilities and Income Taxes
22,382

 
16,808

 
 
Other, Net
1,862

 
(5,944
)
 
 
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities
(216,027
)
 
(64,861
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
 
Capital Expenditures
(34,234
)
 
(45,597
)
 
 
Proceeds Received on Disposition of Plant and Equipment
12

 
686

 
 
Cash Paid for Acquisitions, Net of Cash Acquired
(8,865
)
 
(1,800
)
 
 
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities
(43,087
)
 
(46,711
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
 
Net Borrowings on Revolver
266,038

 
128,648

 
 
Long Term Note Payable

 
7,685

 
 
Debt Issuance Costs

 
(1,154
)
 
 
Treasury Stock Purchases
(11,429
)
 
(3,128
)
 
 
Repayment of Long Term Debt
(4,875
)
 

 
 
Stock Option Exercise Proceeds and Tax Benefits
1,823

 
2,939

 
 
Payments Related to Shares Withheld for Taxes for Stock Compensation
(257
)
 
(1,147
)
 
 
Cash Dividends Paid
(5,948
)
 
(5,998
)
 
 
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities
245,352

 
127,845

 
 
 
 
 
 
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES
(336
)
 
1,090

NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH
(14,098
)
 
17,363

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH, Beginning (1)
49,218

 
61,707

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH, Ending (2)
$
35,120

 
$
79,070

 
 
 
 
 
 
(1) Included within Beginning Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash is approximately $4.3 million and $0 of restricted cash as of July 1, 2018 and July 2, 2017, respectively.
(2) Included within Ending Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash is approximately $1.2 million and $12.7 million of restricted cash as of December 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.





SUPPLEMENTAL SEGMENT INFORMATION

Engines Segment:
 
 
Three Months Ended December
 
Six Months Ended December
(In Thousands)
 
FY2019
 
FY2018
 
FY2019
 
FY2018
Net Sales
 
$
272,018

 
$
243,505

 
$
391,108

 
$
406,252

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross Profit as Reported
 
$
55,614

 
$
55,429

 
$
71,551

 
$
86,648

Business Optimization
 
665

 
703

 
1,088

 
1,128

 Adjusted Gross Profit
 
$
56,279

 
$
56,132

 
$
72,639

 
$
87,776

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross Profit % as Reported
 
20.4
%
 
22.8
%
 
18.3
 %
 
21.3
 %
Adjusted Gross Profit %
 
20.7
%
 
23.1
%
 
18.6
 %
 
21.6
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment Income (Loss) as Reported
 
$
4,658

 
$
8,722

 
$
(39,593
)
 
$
(10,894
)
Business Optimization
 
7,508

 
2,016

 
21,871

 
4,347

Adjusted Segment Income (Loss)
 
$
12,166

 
$
10,738

 
$
(17,722
)
 
$
(6,547
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment Income (Loss) % as Reported
 
1.7
%
 
3.6
%
 
(10.1
)%
 
(2.7
)%
Adjusted Segment Income (Loss) %
 
4.5
%
 
4.4
%
 
(4.5
)%
 
(1.6
)%

Second Quarter Highlights

Engine sales unit volumes increased by 17%, or approximately 274,000 engines, in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to timing of residential shipments in North America, continued growth in commercial sales and higher pricing. The increase was partially offset by declines in Europe and Australia due to higher channel inventories following prolonged dry weather conditions, as well as declines in service parts sales primarily from lower service distribution throughput.
Gross profit percentage decreased due to approximately 7% lower manufacturing volume, inefficiencies driven by lower service distribution throughput, and unfavorable sales mix, which includes lower service parts sales. Higher material costs and tariffs were largely offset by pricing increases.
GAAP ESG&A expenses increased by $4.9 million from last year due to higher investment in the upgrade to the company’s ERP system. Adjusted ESG&A expenses decreased $0.9 million from last year due to lower employee compensation costs.











Products Segment:
 
 
Three Months Ended December
 
Six Months Ended December
(In Thousands)
 
FY2019
 
FY2018
 
FY2019
 
FY2018
Net Sales
 
$
254,627

 
$
222,080

 
$
427,670

 
$
408,676

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross Profit as Reported
 
$
37,577

 
$
37,090

 
$
65,213

 
$
72,797

Business Optimization
 
834

 
754

 
3,713

 
1,522

 Adjusted Gross Profit
 
$
38,411

 
$
37,844

 
$
68,926

 
$
74,319

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross Profit % as Reported
 
14.8
%
 
16.7
%
 
15.2
 %
 
17.8
%
Adjusted Gross Profit %
 
15.1
%
 
17.0
%
 
16.1
 %
 
18.2
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment Income (Loss) as Reported
 
$
4,411

 
$
8,320

 
$
(5,651
)
 
$
12,003

Business Optimization
 
3,235

 
1,044

 
8,802

 
3,950

Litigation Settlement
 

 

 
2,000

 

Retailer Bankruptcy Bad Debt Expense
 

 

 
4,132

 

Acquisition Related Charges
 
170

 

 
235

 

Adjusted Segment Income
 
$
7,816

 
$
9,364

 
$
9,518

 
$
15,953

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment Income (Loss) % as Reported
 
1.7
%
 
3.7
%
 
(1.3
)%
 
2.9
%
Adjusted Segment Income %
 
3.1
%
 
4.2
%
 
2.2
 %
 
3.9
%

Second Quarter Highlights

Net sales increased by $32.5 million, or 14.7%, from the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to higher sales of pressure washers, commercial mowers and job site equipment and higher pricing. The increase was partially offset by lower mower sales in Australia due to unfavorable weather conditions and lower sales of storm generators.
Gross profit percentage and adjusted gross profit percentage decreased by 190 basis points, primarily due to unfavorable sales mix and manufacturing inefficiencies. Higher pricing offset increases in material costs and tariff costs.
GAAP ESG&A expenses increased by $4.6 million and adjusted ESG&A expenses increased by $2.4 million compared to last year due to higher compensation costs, higher commissions expense on increased sales volume and higher costs associated with investments to upgrade the company’s ERP system and growing commercial offerings.











Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Briggs & Stratton Corporation prepares its financial statements using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). When a company discloses material information containing non-GAAP financial measures, SEC regulations require that the disclosure include a presentation of the most directly comparable GAAP measure and a reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures. Management’s inclusion of non-GAAP financial measures in this release is intended to supplement, not replace, the presentation of the financial results in accordance with GAAP. Briggs & Stratton Corporation management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered together with the GAAP financial measures, provide information that is useful to investors in understanding period-over-period operating results separate and apart from items that may, or could, have a disproportionately positive or negative impact on results in any particular period. Management also believes that these non-GAAP financial measures enhance the ability of investors to analyze the company’s business trends and to understand the company’s performance. In addition, management may utilize non-GAAP financial measures as a guide in the company’s forecasting, budgeting and long-term planning process. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP. The following tables are reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures:










BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Adjusted Segment Information for the Three Month Periods Ended December
(In Thousands, except per share data)


 
 
Three Months Ended December
 
 
FY2019 Reported
 
Adjustments
(1)
 
FY2019 Adjusted
 
FY2018 Reported
 
Adjustments
 
FY2018 Adjusted
Gross Profit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Engines
 
$
55,614

 
$
665

 
$
56,279

 
$
55,429

 
$
703

 
$
56,132

Products
 
37,577

 
834

 
38,411

 
37,090

 
754

 
37,844

Inter-Segment Eliminations
 
(734
)
 

 
(734
)
 
347

 

 
347

Total
 
$
92,457

 
$
1,499

 
$
93,956

 
$
92,866

 
$
1,457

 
$
94,323

Engineering, Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Engines
 
$
52,769

 
$
5,915

 
$
46,854

 
$
47,866

 
$
90

 
$
47,776

Products
 
34,370

 
2,571

 
31,799

 
29,724

 
290

 
29,434

Total
 
$
87,139

 
$
8,486

 
$
78,653

 
$
77,590

 
$
380

 
$
77,210

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Affiliates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Engines
 
$
1,814

 
$
927

 
$
2,741

 
$
1,159

 
$
1,223

 
$
2,382

Products
 
1,203

 

 
1,203

 
954

 

 
954

Total
 
$
3,017

 
$
927

 
$
3,944

 
$
2,113

 
$
1,223

 
$
3,336

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment Income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Engines
 
$
4,658

 
$
7,508

 
$
12,166

 
$
8,722

 
$
2,016

 
$
10,738

Products
 
4,411

 
3,405

 
7,816

 
8,320

 
1,044

 
9,364

Inter-Segment Eliminations
 
(734
)
 

 
(734
)
 
347

 

 
347

Total
 
$
8,335

 
$
10,913

 
$
19,248

 
$
17,389

 
$
3,060

 
$
20,449

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest Expense
 
$
(7,482
)
 
$
248

 
$
(7,234
)
 
$
(5,593
)
 
$

 
$
(5,593
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income (Loss) before Income Taxes
 
(93
)
 
11,161

 
11,068

 
12,180

 
3,060

 
15,240

Provision for Income Taxes
 
2,511

 
143

 
2,654

 
28,524

 
(24,010
)
 
4,514

Net Income (Loss)
 
$
(2,604
)
 
$
11,018

 
$
8,414

 
$
(16,344
)
 
$
27,070

 
$
10,726

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings (Loss) Per Share
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
$
(0.07
)
 
$
0.27

 
$
0.20

 
$
(0.39
)
 
$
0.64

 
$
0.25

Diluted
 
(0.07
)
 
0.27

 
0.20

 
(0.39
)
 
0.64

 
0.25


(1) For the second quarter of fiscal 2019, business optimization expenses include $0.7 million ($0.6 million after tax) of non-cash charges related to accelerated depreciation, and $10.0 million ($9.0 million after tax) of cash charges related primarily to activities associated with the upgrade to the Company's ERP system, professional services, employee termination benefits, and plant rearrangement activities. Interest expense includes $0.2 million ($0.2 million after tax) for premiums paid to repurchase senior notes. The Company recognized $0.2 million ($0.1 million after tax) related to acquisition integration activities. Tax expense includes a $1.1 million charge associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to record the impact of the inclusion of foreign earnings.





BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Adjusted Segment Information for the Six Month Periods Ended December
(In Thousands, except per share data)
 
 
Six Months Ended December
 
 
FY2019 Reported
 
Adjustments
(1)
 
FY2019 Adjusted
 
FY2018 Reported
 
Adjustments
 
FY2018 Adjusted
Gross Profit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Engines
 
$
71,551

 
$
1,088

 
$
72,639

 
$
86,648

 
$
1,128

 
$
87,776

Products
 
65,213

 
3,713

 
68,926

 
72,797

 
1,522

 
74,319

Inter-Segment Eliminations
 
(553
)
 

 
(553
)
 
(314
)
 

 
(314
)
Total
 
$
136,211

 
$
4,801

 
$
141,012

 
$
159,131

 
$
2,650

 
$
161,781

Engineering, Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Engines
 
$
114,697

 
$
18,919

 
$
95,778

 
$
100,983

 
$
1,996

 
$
98,987

Products
 
73,302

 
11,456

 
61,846

 
63,079

 
2,428

 
60,651

Total
 
$
187,999

 
$
30,375

 
$
157,624

 
$
164,062

 
$
4,424

 
$
159,638

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Affiliates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Engines
 
$
3,553

 
$
1,864

 
$
5,417

 
$
3,441

 
$
1,223

 
$
4,664

Products
 
2,437

 

 
2,437

 
2,285

 

 
2,285

Total
 
$
5,990

 
$
1,864

 
$
7,854

 
$
5,726

 
$
1,223

 
$
6,949

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment Income (Loss)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Engines
 
$
(39,593
)
 
$
21,871

 
$
(17,722
)
 
$
(10,894
)
 
$
4,347

 
$
(6,547
)
Products
 
(5,651
)
 
15,169

 
9,518

 
12,003

 
3,950

 
15,953

Inter-Segment Eliminations
 
(553
)
 

 
(553
)
 
(314
)
 

 
(314
)
Total
 
$
(45,797
)
 
$
37,040

 
$
(8,757
)
 
$
795

 
$
8,297

 
$
9,092

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest Expense
 
$
(12,643
)
 
$
248

 
$
(12,395
)
 
$
(10,550
)
 
$

 
$
(10,550
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income (Loss) before Income Taxes
 
(59,043
)
 
37,288

 
(21,755
)
 
(8,895
)
 
8,297

 
(598
)
Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes
 
(15,452
)
 
6,308

 
(9,144
)
 
22,488

 
(22,501
)
 
(13
)
Net Income (Loss)
 
$
(43,591
)
 
$
30,980

 
$
(12,611
)
 
$
(31,383
)
 
$
30,798

 
$
(585
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings (Loss) Per Share
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
$
(1.05
)
 
$
0.74

 
$
(0.31
)
 
$
(0.75
)
 
$
0.73

 
$
(0.02
)
Diluted
 
(1.05
)
 
0.74

 
(0.31
)
 
(0.75
)
 
0.73

 
(0.02
)
(1) For the first six months of fiscal 2019, business optimization expenses include $1.4 million ($1.2 million after tax) of non-cash charges related to accelerated depreciation, and $28.6 million ($23.7 million after tax) of cash charges related primarily to activities associated with the upgrade to the Company's ERP system, professional services, employee termination benefits, and plant rearrangement activities. The Company recognized bad debt expense of $4.1 million ($3.1 million after tax) after a major retailer announced that it had filed for bankruptcy protection. The Company recognized $2.0 million ($1.5 million after tax) for amounts accrued related to a litigation settlement and $0.2 million ($0.1 million after tax) related to acquisition integration activities. Interest expense includes $0.2 million ($0.2 million after tax) for premiums paid to repurchase senior notes. Tax expense includes a $1.1 million charge associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to record the impact of the inclusion of foreign earnings.