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Commercial Vehicle Group Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Operating Results

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVGI) today reported revenues of $158.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, up 16% compared to $135.7 million for the prior-year period. Operating income was $5.4 million and net income was $4.0 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2010. Diluted shares outstanding for the quarter were 28.2 million.

Revenues for the quarter compared to the prior-year period increased by approximately $22.3million, due primarily to the increase in the global construction market. Excluding restructuring and impairment charges, operating income for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $5.5 million compared to an operating loss of ($2.6) million for the prior-year period, an increase of approximately $8.1 million on $22.3 million of incremental revenues. Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2010, was $4.0 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of ($23.7) million, or ($1.08) per diluted share, in the prior-year period. Included in the Company's results for the fourth quarter of 2010 is other income of $1.0 million compared to $3.9 million for the same period in 2009, primarily related to the mark to market of its foreign currency contracts.

"Our revenues for the fourth quarter of 2010 were the highest levels we have seen since the fourth quarter of 2008, offering further evidence of our end market recovery and new business achievements," said Mervin Dunn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Vehicle Group. "Despite an expected reduction in our military business this past quarter, we continue to see upward movement in our other key end markets such as heavy-duty truck and construction. These trends, along with our recent acquisition of Bostrom Seating, are positive signs of our flexibility and financial strength as we move forward," added Mr. Dunn.

Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2010, were $597.8 million, an increase of $139.2million, or 30%, compared to the prior-year period, due primarily to the increase in both the North American Class 8 heavy-duty truck market and global construction market, along with improvements in the general global economic conditions in many of the Company's key end markets. Excluding restructuring and impairment charges, operating income for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2010, improved to $18.4 million compared to an operating loss of ($38.6) million for the prior year. This increase in operating income represents an improvement of $57.0 million compared to the prior-year period on $139.2 million of incremental revenues. Net income for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2010, was $6.5 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of ($81.5) million, or ($3.74) per diluted share, in the prior year.

Net debt (calculated as total debt less $42.6 million in cash) was $122.4 million at December 31, 2010, as compared to $153.1 million at December 31, 2009. The Company did not have any outstanding borrowings under its asset-based revolver at December 31, 2010 and, as a result, was not subject to any financial maintenance covenants as of December 31, 2010. The Company does not expect to trigger the requirement to comply with financial maintenance covenants in 2011.

"Year-over-year, our results continue to show the positive impact of the cost and realignment initiatives we have taken over the past two years. Sequentially, our fourth quarter of 2010 was impacted by the expected reduction in military revenues of approximately $4.0 million compared to the third quarter, which was offset by favorable gains in our heavy-duty truck and construction markets," said Chad M. Utrup, Chief Financial Officer of Commercial Vehicle Group. "Also included in our fourth quarter 2010 results were $0.2 million of expense related to our recently announced Bostrom acquisition and $0.6 million of expense related to new product initiatives and future programs. While these expenses impact us in the short term, they are obviously important for our continued growth and strategic objectives," added Mr. Utrup.

A conference call to discuss the contents of this press release is scheduled for Thursday, February 17, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. ET. To participate, dial (888) 679-8034 using access code 43778413. You can pre-register for the conference call and receive your pin number at:

https://www.theconferencingservice.com/prereg/key.process?key=P6PYTJCXC

This call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at Commercial Vehicle Group's Web site at www.cvgrp.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available for a period of two weeks following the call. To access the replay, dial (888) 286-8010 using access code 19355203.

About Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.

Commercial Vehicle Group is a leading supplier of fully integrated system solutions for the global commercial vehicle market, including the heavy-duty truck market, the construction and agriculture market and the specialty and military transportation markets. The Company's products include suspension seat systems, interior trim systems, such as instrument and door panels, headliners, cabinetry, molded products and floor systems, cab structures and components, mirrors, wiper systems, electronic wiring harness assemblies and controls and switches specifically designed for applications in commercial vehicle cabs. The Company is headquartered in New Albany, OH with operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Information about the Company and its products is available on the internet at www.cvgrp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These statements often include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," or similar expressions. In particular, this press release may contain forward-looking statements about Company expectations for future periods with respect to the Company's financial covenant compliance, new product initiatives and future programs, the Company's financial position or other financial information. These statements are based on certain assumptions that the Company has made in light of its experience in the industry as well as its perspective on historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate under the circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results because of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: (i) general economic or business conditions affecting the markets in which the Company serves; (ii) the Company's ability to develop or successfully introduce new products; (iii) risks associated with conducting business in foreign countries and currencies; (iv) increased competition in the heavy-duty truck market; (v) the impact of changes in governmental regulations on the Company's customers or on its business; (vi) the loss of business from a major customer or the discontinuation of particular commercial vehicle platforms; (vii) the Company's ability to obtain future financing due to changes in the lending markets or its financial position; and (viii) various other risks as outlined under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ending December 31, 2009. There can be no assurance that statements made in this press release relating to future events will be achieved. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on behalf of the Company are expressly qualified in their entirety by such cautionary statements.

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended

December 31,


December 31,


2010


2009


2010


2009


(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)









REVENUES

$ 158,073


$ 135,725


$ 597,779


$ 458,569









COST OF REVENUES

137,788


125,342


522,982


448,912









Gross Profit

20,285


10,383


74,797


9,657









SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

14,699


12,867


56,111


47,874









AMORTIZATION EXPENSE

60


97


240


389









INTANGIBLE ASSET IMPAIRMENT

-


23,135


-


30,135









LONG-LIVED ASSET IMPAIRMENT

-


13,827


-


17,272









RESTRUCTURING COSTS

158


1,704


1,730


3,651









Operating Income (Loss)

5,368


(41,247)


16,716


(89,664)









OTHER INCOME

(979)


(3,933)


(4,780)


(11,119)









INTEREST EXPENSE

3,995


3,834


16,834


15,133









LOSS ON EARLY EXTINGUISHMENT OF DEBT

-


-


-


1,254









LOSS ON DEBT MODIFICATION

-


-


-


2,902









Income (Loss) Before Benefit for Income Taxes

2,352


(41,148)


4,662


(97,834)









BENEFIT FOR INCOME TAXES

(1,624)


(17,412)


(1,825)


(16,299)









Net Income (Loss)

$ 3,976


$ (23,736)


$ 6,487


$ (81,535)









INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:








Basic

$ 0.14


$ (1.08)


$ 0.25


$ (3.74)

Diluted

$ 0.14


$ (1.08)


$ 0.24


$ (3.74)

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING:








Basic

27,660


21,996


26,247


21,811

Diluted

28,210


21,996


26,994


21,811

































COMMERCIAL VEHICLE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)



December 31,


December 31,

2010


2009


(unaudited)


(unaudited)

ASSETS

CURRENT ASSETS:




Cash

$ 42,591


$ 9,524

Accounts receivable, net

91,101


74,063

Inventories, net

66,622


58,051

Other current assets

11,109


26,781

Total current assets

211,423


168,419

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net

59,321


62,315

INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net

3,848


4,087

OTHER ASSETS, net

11,615


15,688

TOTAL ASSETS

$ 286,207


$ 250,509





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT





CURRENT LIABILITIES:




Accounts payable

$ 61,216


$ 59,657

Accrued liabilities, other

34,130


32,977

Total current liabilities

95,346


92,634

LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current maturities

164,987


162,644

PENSION AND OTHER POST-RETIREMENT BENEFITS

23,343


26,915

OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

2,643


6,081

Total liabilities

286,319


288,274

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES




STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT:




Common stock, $0.01 par value per share; 30,000,000 shares authorized;




27,756,759 and 22,070,531 shares issued and outstanding

280


221

Treasury stock purchased from employees; 285,208 shares

(2,851)


(1,090)

Additional paid-in capital

215,491


186,291

Retained loss

(193,359)


(199,846)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(19,673)


(23,341)

Total stockholders' deficit

(112)


(37,765)

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

$ 286,207


$ 250,509





SOURCE Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.

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