WESTPORT, Conn. - Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI) ("CODI" or the "Company"), an owner of leading middle market businesses, announced today its consolidated operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013.

Second Quarter 2013 Highlights

•Generated Cash Flow Available for Distribution and Reinvestment ("CAD" or "Cash Flow") of $23.5 million for the second quarter of 2013;

•Reported net income of $2.0 million for the second quarter of 2013;

•Paid a second quarter 2013 cash distribution of $0.36 per share in July 2013, bringing cumulative distributions paid to $9.5952 per share since CODI's IPO in May of 2006; and

•Exercised option to expand term loan facility and amended the pricing terms of both the term loan facility and revolving credit facility.

"We are pleased to report strong results for the second quarter of 2013, which were consistent with management's expectations," stated Alan Offenberg, CEO of Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC. "During the quarter, we maintained our focus on expanding CODI's leading branded product businesses as Ergobaby, FOX and Liberty each posted double-digit revenue and operating income growth. We also generated stable Cash Flow across our niche industrial businesses, with a particularly strong performance by Arnold Magnetic in the quarter."

Mr. Offenberg added, "As we continue to leverage the leadership position and comparative financial strength of our subsidiaries, we further enhanced CODI's liquidity by expanding the size of our term loan facility and revolving credit facility. In addition, we reduced our Company's borrowing costs by lowering the interest rate for both of these facilities. With significant access to capital, CODI remains well positioned to take advantage of organic and acquisition-related growth opportunities that drive long-term shareholder value while providing attractive cash distributions as we have consistently done since going public."

Operating Results

CODI reported Cash Flow (see note regarding use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures below) of $23.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, as compared to $23.3 million for the prior year comparable quarter. CODI's weighted average number of shares outstanding for both the quarter ended June 30, 2013 and June 30, 2012 was approximately 48.3 million.

Cash Flow for the second quarter of 2013 reflects year-over-year growth in the Company's Ergobaby, FOX, Liberty Safe and Arnold Magnetic businesses, largely offset by the Company's CamelBak subsidiary business. As anticipated, the year-over-year comparison of CamelBak's performance for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 was negatively impacted by the fulfillment of a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps that was completed by March 31, 2013 but was positively reflected in the results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. In addition, unfavorable weather conditions in many of its markets reduced demand for CamelBak's products during the second quarter of 2013.

For the six month period ended June 30, 2013, CODI reported Cash Flow of $44.3 million, as compared to $40.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012, representing an increase of 10.8%. CODI's weighted average number of shares outstanding for the six month periods ended June 30, 2013 and June 30, 2012 was approximately 48.3 million.

CODI's Cash Flow is calculated after taking into account all interest expense, cash taxes paid and maintenance capital expenditures, and includes the operating results of each of our businesses for the periods during which CODI owned them. However, Cash Flow excludes the gains from sales of businesses, which have totaled approximately $198 million since 2007.

Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 was $2.0 million, as compared to net income of $2.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. CODI recorded approximately $6.0 million in higher non-cash supplemental put expense in the 2013 second quarter as compared to the corresponding previous quarter. This expense is based on the periodic review of current cash flow generation of its subsidiaries as well as anticipated market multiples for those businesses in the event they were to be sold in the current environment. For the second quarter of 2013, CODI recorded lower interest expense of approximately $2.6 million as compared to the prior year period due to a reduction in borrowing costs and changes in the fair value of interest rate swaps. During the quarter ended June 30, 2012, CODI recorded a loss from discontinued operations of $1.7 million, consisting primarily of transaction-related costs from the sale of HALO.

For the six month period ended June 30, 2013, CODI reported net income of $5.6 million, as compared to net income of $3.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of June 30, 2013, CODI had approximately $17.8 million in cash and cash equivalents, $281.2 million outstanding on its term loan facility and $17.0 million outstanding under its $290 million revolving credit facility. The Company has no significant debt maturities until 2017 and had borrowing availability of approximately $271 million at June 30, 2013 under its revolving credit facility.

On April 3, 2013, CODI exercised an option under its credit agreement, dated as of October 27, 2011, to expand its term loan facility by $30 million. The net proceeds of the incremental term loan, which was issued at par value, were used to repay outstanding borrowings under the Company's revolving credit facility.

CODI also amended the pricing terms of both its term loan facility and revolving credit facility. Under the terms of the amendments, the interest rate for the term loan facility was reduced by 1.25% and the interest rate for the revolving credit facility was reduced by 0.50%. In addition, the unused fee for the revolving credit facility was reduced by 0.25% when leverage is lower than a defined ratio and the maturity date for the revolving credit facility was extended to April 2017. All other terms of the credit agreement remain unchanged.

Subsequent to the quarter ended June 30, 2013, CODI exercised an option under its credit agreement to expand its revolving credit facility by $30 million, increasing the total amount available under the facility to $320 million subject to borrowing base restrictions. The Company intends to utilize the incremental borrowing capacity under the revolving credit facility to fund future growth opportunities and provide for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Second Quarter 2013 Distribution

On July 10, 2013, CODI's Board of Directors declared a second quarter distribution of $0.36 per share. The cash distribution was paid on July 30, 2013 to all holders of record as of July 23, 2013. Since its IPO in May of 2006, CODI has paid a cumulative distribution of $9.5952 per share.

About Compass Diversified Holdings ("CODI")

CODI owns and manages a diverse family of established North American middle market businesses. Each of its eight current businesses is a leader in their niche market.

CODI maintains controlling ownership interests in each of its businesses in order to maximize its ability to impact long term cash flow generation and value. The Company provides both debt and equity capital for its businesses, contributing to their financial and operating flexibility. CODI utilizes the cash flows generated by its businesses to invest in the long-term growth of the Company and to make cash distributions to its owners.

Our businesses are engaged in the following lines of business:

•The manufacture of quick-turn, prototype and production rigid printed circuit boards (Advanced Circuits, www.advancedcircuits.com);

•The design and manufacture of promotionally priced upholstered furniture (American Furniture Manufacturing, www.americanfurn.net);

•The design and manufacture of medical therapeutic support surfaces and other wound treatment devices (Anodyne Medical Device, also doing business and known as Tridien Medical, www.tridien.com);

•The manufacture of engineered magnetic solutions for a wide range of specialty applications and end-markets (Arnold Magnetic Technologies, www.arnoldmagnetics.com);

•The design and manufacture of personal hydration products for outdoor, recreation and military use (CamelBak Products, www.camelbak.com);

•The design and marketing of wearable baby carriers, strollers and related products (E rgobaby, www.ergobaby.com);

•The design, manufacture and marketing of premium suspension products for mountain bikes and powered off-road vehicles (F OX, www.ridefox.com);

•The design and manufacture of premium home and gun safes ( Liberty Safe , www.libertysafe.com).

To find out more about Compass Diversified Holdings, please visit www.compassdiversifiedholdings.com.

Source: Compass Diversified Holdings

 

 

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