JASPER, IN - Kimball International, Inc. /quotes/zigman/74365/quotes/nls/kbalbKBALB+1.26% today reported net sales of $290.1 million and net income of $6.1 million, or $0.16 per Class B diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 which ended June 30, 2012. Net income for the fiscal year 2012 fourth quarter included $0.6 million of after-tax restructuring expense, or $0.02 per Class B diluted share.

Consolidated Overview

        Financial Highlights                                Three Months Ended
        (Amounts in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)
                                                       ----------------------
                                                          June 30,       June 30,      Percent
                                                            2012           2011        Change
                                                       -----------    -----------    --------
        Net Sales                                       $ 290,108      $ 282,823         3 %
        Gross Profit                                    $  58,026      $  47,178        23 %
        Gross Profit %                                       20.0 %         16.7 %
        Selling and Administrative Expenses             $  45,933      $  47,961        (4 %)
        Selling and Administrative Expense %                 15.9 %         16.9 %
        Restructuring Expense                           $     930      $     456       104 %
        Operating Income (Loss)                         $  11,163      $  (1,239)   1,001 %
        Operating Income (Loss) %                             3.8 %         (0.4 %)
        Adjusted Operating Income (Loss) *              $  12,093      $    (783)   1,644 %
        Adjusted Operating Income (Loss) % *                  4.1 %         (0.2 %)
        Net Income                                      $   6,077      $     284     2,040 %
        Adjusted Net Income *                           $   6,635      $     559     1,087 %
        Earnings Per Class B Diluted Share              $    0.16      $    0.01     1,500 %
        Adjusted Earnings Per Class B Diluted Share *   $    0.18      $    0.02       800 %
        


*Items indicated represent Non-GAAP measurements. See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.

-- Consolidated net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 increased 3% from the prior year fourth quarter on increased net sales in both the Furniture segment and the Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) segment.

-- Fourth quarter gross profit as a percent of net sales improved 3.3 percentage points from the prior year fourth quarter as a result of improved margins in both the Furniture segment and the EMS segment.

-- Consolidated fourth quarter selling and administrative expenses declined 4% compared to the prior year as lower sales and marketing costs and benefits realized from restructuring activities in the EMS segment were partially offset by increased profit-based incentive compensation costs.

-- Restructuring expense in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 of $0.9 million was related to wrap-up activities associated with the facility consolidation plans within the EMS segment and impairment on an idle manufacturing facility closed as part of a previous restructuring plan.

-- Other Income/Expense for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 was expense of $2.1 million compared to income of $0.1 million in the prior year fourth quarter. During the current year fourth quarter, the Company recorded a $1.2 million pre-tax loss on a minority-interest investment held by the Company.

-- Operating cash flow for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 was a cash inflow of $29.0 million compared to an operating cash inflow of $28.9 million in the fourth quarter of the prior year.

-- The Company's effective tax rate in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 was 33.0% compared to 125.7% in the fourth quarter of the prior year. The prior year effective tax rate was impacted by the mix of income between U.S. and foreign jurisdictions with different tax rates coupled with the relatively low pre-tax loss in the prior year.

-- The Company's cash and cash equivalents increased to $75.2 million at June 30, 2012, compared to $51.4 million at June 30, 2011. A shift in the payment practices of three large EMS segment customers during fiscal year 2012 favorably impacted cash flow by approximately $12.6 million. The Company had no short-term borrowings outstanding at June 30, 2012 or June 30, 2011. Long-term debt including current maturities remains at $0.3 million.

Fiscal year 2012 annual consolidated net sales of $1.1 billion decreased 5.0% from fiscal year 2011 net sales of $1.2 billion. Net income for fiscal year 2012 was $11.6 million, or $0.31 per Class B diluted share, inclusive of $2.1 million, or $0.06 per Class B diluted share, of after-tax restructuring expense. Net income for fiscal year 2011 was $4.9 million, or $0.14 per Class B diluted share, inclusive of $0.6 million, or $0.01 per Class B diluted share, of after-tax restructuring expense. Operating cash flow for fiscal year 2012 was $59.0 million compared to $21.3 million in the prior fiscal year.

James C. Thyen, Chief Executive Officer and President, stated, "Both the Furniture segment and the EMS segment delivered solid financial performance during the fourth quarter to end fiscal year 2012 with good momentum. While we continue to see mixed demand in our top line revenue, the gross margin improvement in both segments coupled with the reduction in consolidated selling and administrative expenses during the quarter was very encouraging. Our focused efforts on effectively managing working capital throughout the year were also successful as highlighted by our strong operating cash flow in fiscal year 2012."

Mr. Thyen concluded, "We are optimistic going into fiscal year 2013 and are well positioned to continue the momentum gained this past quarter. However, we do remain cautious given the delicate state of the global macroeconomic environment caused by the European debt crisis, uncertainty with the upcoming U.S. elections and the uncertainty surrounding the potential federal fiscal cliff of pending tax increases and spending cuts at the end of the year."

Electronic Manufacturing Services Segment

        Financial Highlights                Three Months Ended
        (Amounts in Thousands)
                                       ----------------------
                                          June 30,       June 30,     Percent
                                            2012           2011       Change
                                       -----------    -----------    ------
        Net Sales                       $ 164,852      $ 163,128       1 %
        Operating Income                $   5,925      $     630     840 %
        Operating Income %                    3.6 %          0.4 %
        Adjusted Operating Income *     $   6,263      $   1,061     490 %
        Adjusted Operating Income % *         3.8 %          0.7 %
        Net Income                      $   4,057      $   1,273     219 %
        Adjusted Net Income *           $   4,259      $   1,533     178 %
        


*Items indicated represent Non-GAAP measurements. See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.

-- Fiscal year 2012 fourth quarter net sales in the EMS segment increased 1% compared to the fourth quarter of the prior year as increased net sales to customers in the automotive and industrial markets more than offset a decline in net sales to customers in the medical industry. The comparison to prior year for the automotive industry was aided by the unfavorable impact that the Japan earthquake had on sales to automotive customers in the fourth quarter of last year. The decline in net sales to the medical industry primarily resulted from the previously announced expiration of a contract with one large customer late in fiscal year 2011 which accounted for a $10.5 million reduction in net sales in the current year fourth quarter compared to the fourth quarter of the prior year. Excluding sales to this customer, current year fourth quarter net sales in the EMS segment increased 8% compared to the prior year.

-- Gross profit as a percent of net sales in the EMS segment for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 improved 2.0 percentage points when compared to the fourth quarter of the prior year primarily related to benefits realized related to restructuring activities in which two facilities were closed during the second quarter of fiscal year 2012, increased labor efficiencies at select facilities, and a sales mix shift to higher margin product.

-- Selling and administrative costs in this segment declined 12% in the fiscal year 2012 fourth quarter when compared to the prior year as benefits realized from the restructuring activities were partially offset by increased profit-based incentive compensation costs. As a percent of net sales, selling and administrative costs declined 1.1 percentage points.

Furniture Segment

        Financial Highlights            Three Months Ended
        (Amounts in Thousands)
                                   ----------------------
                                      June 30,       June 30,     Percent
                                        2012           2011       Change
                                   -----------    -----------    ------
        Net Sales                   $ 125,256      $ 119,695       5 %
        Operating Income (Loss)     $   5,844      $  (1,473)   497 %
        Operating Income (Loss) %         4.7 %         (1.2 %)
        Net Income (Loss)           $   3,186      $    (906)   452 %
        


-- Fiscal year 2012 fourth quarter net sales in the Furniture segment increased 5% compared to the prior year on increased net sales of hospitality furniture. Net sales of office furniture products in the fourth quarter were flat with the prior year.

-- Gross profit as a percent of net sales improved 4.7 percentage points in the Furniture segment in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 when compared to the prior year as earnings were favorably impacted by a reduction in the LIFO inventory reserve and benefits realized from price increases.

-- Selling and administrative costs in the Furniture segment for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 remained flat compared to the prior year as lower sales and marketing costs were offset by higher profit-based incentive compensation costs. As a percent of net sales, fiscal year 2012 fourth quarter selling and administrative expenses improved 1.3 percentage points compared to the prior year on the leverage from the increase in revenue.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures. A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's financial performance that excludes or includes amounts so as to be different than the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in the United States in the statement of income, balance sheet or statement of cash flows of the Company. The non-GAAP financial measures on a consolidated basis used within this release include 1) net sales excluding sales to Bayer AG, 2) operating income (loss) excluding restructuring charges, 3) net income excluding restructuring charges, and 4) earnings per Class B diluted share excluding restructuring charges. The non-GAAP financial measures on a segment basis used within this release include 1) net sales excluding sales to Bayer AG, 2) operating income excluding restructuring charges and 3) net income excluding restructuring charges. Reconciliations of the reported GAAP numbers to these non-GAAP financial measures are included in the Financial Highlights table below. Management believes it is useful for investors to understand how its core operations performed without the effects of the costs incurred in executing its restructuring plans. Excluding the restructuring charges allows investors to meaningfully trend, analyze, and benchmark the performance of the Company's core operations. Many of the Company's internal performance measures that management uses to make certain operating decisions exclude these charges to enable meaningful trending of core operating metrics.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained within this release are considered forward-looking under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the global economic conditions, significant volume reductions from key contract customers, significant reduction in customer order patterns, loss of key customers or suppliers within specific industries, financial stability of key customers and suppliers, availability or cost of raw materials, increased competitive pricing pressures reflecting excess industry capacities, and successful execution of restructuring plans. Additional cautionary statements regarding other risk factors that could have an effect on the future performance of the Company are contained in the Company's Form 10-K filing for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

        Conference Call / Webcast
        -----------------------------------------------------------
        Date:       August 2, 2012
        Time:       11:00 AM Eastern Time
        Dial-In #:  866-730-5763 (International Calls - 857-350-1587)
        Pass Code:  Kimball
        


A webcast of the live conference call may be accessed by visiting Kimball's Investor Relations website at www.ir.kimball.com .

For those unable to participate in the live webcast, the call will be archived at www.ir.kimball.com within two hours of the conclusion of the live call and will remain there for approximately 90 days. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available within two hours after the conclusion of the live event through August 16, 2012.

        Replay Dial-In #:  888-286-8010 (International Calls - 617-801-6888)
        Replay Pass Code:  12373374
        


About Kimball International, Inc.

Recognized with a reputation for excellence, Kimball International, Inc. is committed to a high performance culture that values personal and organizational commitment to quality, reliability, value, speed and ethical behavior. Kimball employees know they are part of a corporate culture that builds success for Customers while enabling employees to share in the Company's success through personal, professional and financial growth.

Kimball International, Inc. provides a variety of products from its two business segments: the Electronic Manufacturing Services segment and the Furniture segment. The Electronic Manufacturing Services segment provides engineering and manufacturing services which utilize common production and support capabilities to a variety of industries globally. The Furniture segment provides furniture for the office and hospitality industries sold under the Company's family of brand names.

For more information about Kimball International, Inc., visit the Company's website on the Internet at www.kimball.com .

"We Build Success"

Financial highlights for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2012 are as follows:

        Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
        (Unaudited)                                                    Three Months Ended
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------
        (Amounts in Thousands, except per share data)        June 30, 2012             June 30, 2011
                                                       ------------------------- -------------------------
        Net Sales                                        $ 290,108     100.0 %     $ 282,823     100.0 %
        Cost of Sales                                      232,082      80.0 %       235,645      83.3 %
                                                       ------------    ----- --  ------------    ----- --
        Gross Profit                                        58,026      20.0 %        47,178      16.7 %
        Selling and Administrative Expenses                 45,933      15.9 %        47,961      16.9 %
        Restructuring Expense                                  930       0.3 %           456       0.2 %
                                                       ------------    ----- --  ------------    ----- --
        Operating Income (Loss)                             11,163       3.8 %        (1,239)    (0.4 %)
        Other Income (Expense), net                         (2,095)    (0.7 %)          133       0.0 %
                                                       --------------  ----- --  ------------    ----- --
        Income (Loss) Before Taxes on Income                 9,068       3.1 %        (1,106)    (0.4 %)
        Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes                 2,991       1.0 %        (1,390)    (0.5 %)
                                                       ------------    ----- --  --------------  ----- --
        Net Income                                       $   6,077       2.1 %     $     284       0.1 %
                                                       === =======     ===== ==  === =======     ===== ==
        Earnings Per Share of Common Stock:
        Basic Earnings Per Share:
        Class A                                          $    0.16                 $    0.00
        Class B                                          $    0.16                 $    0.01
        Diluted Earnings Per Share:
        Class A                                          $    0.16                 $    0.00
        Class B                                          $    0.16                 $    0.01
        Average Number of Shares Outstanding
        Class A and B Common Stock:
        Basic                                               37,900                    37,750
        Diluted                                             38,077                    37,873
        


        (Unaudited)                                                        Fiscal Year Ended
                                                       --------------------------------------------------------
        (Amounts in Thousands, except per share data)         June 30, 2012                June 30, 2011
                                                       --------------------------- ----------------------------
        Net Sales                                        $ 1,142,061     100.0 %      $ 1,202,597     100.0 %
        Cost of Sales                                        932,106      81.6 %        1,008,005      83.8 %
                                                       --------------    ----- --  ---------------    ----- --
        Gross Profit                                         209,955      18.4 %          194,592      16.2 %
        Selling and Administrative Expenses                  188,148      16.5 %          191,167      15.9 %
        Restructuring Expense                                  3,418       0.3 %            1,009       0.1 %
                                                       --------------    ----- --  ---------------    ----- --
        Operating Income                                      18,389       1.6 %            2,416       0.2 %
        Other Income (Expense), net                             (687)     0.0 %            2,021       0.2 %
                                                       ----------------  ----- --  ---------------    ----- --
        Income Before Taxes on Income                         17,702       1.6 %            4,437       0.4 %
        Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes                   6,068       0.6 %             (485)     0.0 %
                                                       --------------    ----- --  -----------------  ----- --
        Net Income                                       $    11,634       1.0 %      $     4,922       0.4 %
                                                       === =========     ===== ==  ==== =========     ===== ==
        Earnings Per Share of Common Stock:
        Basic Earnings Per Share:
        Class A                                          $      0.29                  $      0.12
        Class B                                          $      0.31                  $      0.14
        Diluted Earnings Per Share:
        Class A                                          $      0.29                  $      0.12
        Class B                                          $      0.31                  $      0.14
        Average Number of Shares Outstanding
        Class A and B Common Stock:
        Basic                                                 37,881                       37,726
        Diluted                                               38,087                       37,873
        


        Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows                    Fiscal Year Ended
        (Unaudited)                                                            June 30,
                                                                     ----------------------
        (Amounts in Thousands)                                            2012           2011
                                                                     -----------    -----------
        Net Cash Flow provided by Operating Activities                 $ 59,019       $ 21,349
        Net Cash Flow used for Investing Activities                     (25,713)      (33,727)
        Net Cash Flow used for Financing Activities                      (7,670)       (7,670)
        Effect of Exchange Rate Change on Cash and Cash Equivalents      (1,848)        6,115
                                                                     -------------  -----------
        Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents             23,788        (13,933)
        Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period                 51,409         65,342
                                                                     -----------    -----------
        Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period                     $ 75,197       $ 51,409
                                                                     === ====== ==  === ====== ==
        


                                                     (Unaudited)
        Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets         June 30,      June 30,
                                                        2012          2011
        (Amounts in Thousands)
                                                    ----------    -----------
        ASSETS
        Cash and cash equivalents                     $  75,197      $  51,409
        Receivables, net                                139,467        149,753
        Inventories                                     117,681        141,097
        Prepaid expenses and other current assets        44,636         50,215
        Assets held for sale                              1,709          2,807
        Property and Equipment, net                     186,099        196,682
        Goodwill                                          2,480          2,644
        Other Intangible Assets, net                      6,206          7,625
        Other Assets                                     22,041         24,080
                                                    ------------  -------------
        Total Assets                                  $ 595,516      $ 626,312
                                                    === =======   ==== =======
        LIABILITIES AND SHARE OWNERS' EQUITY
        Current maturities of long-term debt          $      14      $      12
        Accounts payable                                137,423        149,107
        Dividends payable                                 1,843          1,835
        Accrued expenses                                 48,460         66,316
        Long-term debt, less current maturities             273            286
        Other                                            21,275         21,357
        Share Owners' Equity                            386,228        387,399
                                                    ------------  -------------
        Total Liabilities and Share Owners' Equity    $ 595,516      $ 626,312
                                                    === =======   ==== =======
        


        Supplementary Information
        Components of Other Income (Expense), net                                  Three Months Ended                       Fiscal Year Ended
        (Unaudited)                                                                     June 30,                                June 30,
                                                                         --------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------
        (Amounts in Thousands)                                                  2012                2011                2012                2011
                                                                         ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
        Interest Income                                                        $      89           $     233           $     430           $     820
        Interest Expense                                                             (12)               (11)               (35)              (121)
        Foreign Currency/Derivative Gain (Loss)                                     (323)                69                 568              (1,208)
        Gain (Loss) on Supplemental Employee Retirement Plan Investment             (498)                98                  (3)             3,064
        Impairment Loss on Private Equity Investment                                (715)    --                (715)    --
        Impairment Loss on Convertible Debt Securities                    --              (1,216)    --              (1,216)
        Gain (Loss) on Stock Warrants                                               (463)             1,036                (526)             1,041
        Other Non-Operating Expense                                                 (173)               (76)              (406)              (359)
                                                                         ------------------  ------------------  ------------------  ------------------
        Other Income (Expense), net                                            $  (2,095)         $     133           $    (687)         $   2,021
                                                                         ======= ======= ==  ======= =======     ======= ======= ==  ======= =======
        


        Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
        (Unaudited)
        (Amounts in Thousands, except per share data)
        Net Sales excluding Sales to Bayer AG
                                                                      Three Months Ended
        Kimball International, Inc.                                        June 30,                 Variance
                                                                 ---------------------------- ---------------------
                                                                     2012          2011             $          %
                                                                 ------------ --------------- ------------- -------
        Net Sales, as reported                                    $ 290,108     $ 282,823       $  7,285      3 %
        Net Sales to Bayer AG                                         1,023        11,538        (10,515)  (91 %)
                                                                 -----------  ------------    ------------
        Net Sales excluding Sales to Bayer AG                     $ 289,085     $ 271,285       $ 17,800      7 %
                                                                 == =======   === =======     === ======
        Electronic Manufacturing Services Segment
        Net Sales, as reported                                    $ 164,852     $ 163,128       $  1,724      1 %
        Net Sales to Bayer AG                                         1,023        11,538        (10,515)  (91 %)
                                                                 -----------  ------------    ------------
        Net Sales excluding Sales to Bayer AG                     $ 163,829     $ 151,590       $ 12,239      8 %
                                                                 == =======   === =======     === ======
        Operating Income (Loss) excluding Restructuring Charges
                                                                      Three Months Ended
        Kimball International, Inc.                                        June 30,
                                                                 ----------------------------
                                                                     2012          2011
                                                                 ------------ ---------------
        Operating Income (Loss), as reported                      $  11,163     $  (1,239)
        Pre-tax Restructuring Charges                                   930           456
                                                                 -----------  ------------
        Adjusted Operating Income (Loss)                          $  12,093     $    (783)
                                                                 == =======   === ======= ==
        Electronic Manufacturing Services Segment
        Operating Income, as reported                             $   5,925     $     630
        Pre-tax Restructuring Charges                                   338           431
                                                                 -----------  ------------
        Adjusted Operating Income                                 $   6,263     $   1,061
                                                                 == =======   === =======
        


        Net Income excluding Restructuring Charges
                                                      Three Months Ended
        Kimball International, Inc.                        June 30,
                                                    ----------------------
                                                       2012        2011
                                                    ----------- ----------
        Net Income, as reported                       $ 6,077     $   284
        After-tax Restructuring Charges                   558         275
                                                    ----------  ----------
        Adjusted Net Income                           $ 6,635     $   559
                                                    === =====   === =====
        Electronic Manufacturing Services Segment
        Net Income, as reported                       $ 4,057     $ 1,273
        After-tax Restructuring Charges                   202         260
                                                    ----------  ----------
        Adjusted Net Income                           $ 4,259     $ 1,533
                                                    === =====   === =====
        


        Earnings Per Class B Diluted Share excluding Restructuring     Three Months Ended
        Charges
                                                                            June 30,
                                                                      --------------------
                                                                         2012      2011
                                                                      ---------- ---------
        Earnings per Class B Diluted Share, as reported                 $ 0.16     $ 0.01
        Impact of Restructuring Charges per Class B Diluted Share         0.02       0.01
                                                                      ---------  ---------
        Adjusted Earnings Per Class B Diluted Share                     $ 0.18     $ 0.02
                                                                      === ====   === ====
        


SOURCE: Kimball International, Inc.

        
        

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