UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-Q

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020

 

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 0-23320

 

 

OLYMPIC STEEL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

  Ohio   34-1245650  
  (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)  
         
  22901 Millcreek Boulevard, Suite 650, Highland Hills, OH   44122  
  (Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)  

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (216) 292-3800

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, without par value

ZEUS

The NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC.

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer ☐   Accelerated filer ☒
Non-accelerated filer ☐   Smaller reporting company ☐
    Emerging growth company ☐

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☐ No ☒

 

Indicate the number of shares of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date:

 

  Class   Outstanding as of May 1, 2020  
  Common stock, without par value   10,986,068  

 



 

 

 

 

Olympic Steel, Inc.

Index to Form 10-Q

 

Page No.

 

Part I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

3

Item 1.  Financial Statements

 

3

Consolidated Balance Sheets – March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 (unaudited)

 

3

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income – for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited)

 

4

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows – for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited)

 

5

Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information  – for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited)

 

6

Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity – for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited) 

 

7

Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements 

 

8

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

 

19

Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

30

Item 4.  Controls and Procedures

 

31

Part II.  OTHER INFORMATION

 

32

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

 

32

Item 6.  Exhibits

 

33

SIGNATURES

 

34

 

2

 

 

Part I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

Olympic Steel, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

 

 

   

As of

 
   

March 31, 2020

   

December 31, 2019

 
   

(unaudited)

 

Assets

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 5,284     $ 5,742  

Accounts receivable, net

    165,782       133,572  

Inventories, net (includes LIFO debit of $1,098 and $598 as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively)

    267,554       273,531  

Prepaid expenses and other

    6,364       6,997  

Total current assets

    444,984       419,842  

Property and equipment, at cost

    420,594       416,511  

Accumulated depreciation

    (264,699 )     (260,264 )

Net property and equipment

    155,895       156,247  

Goodwill

    3,423       3,423  

Intangible assets, net

    28,940       29,259  

Other long-term assets

    14,569       14,439  

Right of use assets, net

    30,156       26,345  

Total assets

  $ 677,967     $ 649,555  
                 

Liabilities

               

Accounts payable

  $ 82,962     $ 69,452  

Accrued payroll

    8,805       13,196  

Other accrued liabilities

    12,381       12,850  

Current portion of lease liabilities

    6,095       5,589  

Total current liabilities

    110,243       101,087  

Credit facility revolver

    209,052       192,925  

Other long-term liabilities

    15,964       14,068  

Deferred income taxes

    12,127       12,262  

Lease liabilities

    24,189       20,861  

Total liabilities

    371,575       341,203  

Shareholders' Equity

               

Preferred stock

    -       -  

Common stock

    132,006       131,647  

Treasury stock

    (480 )     (335 )

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

    (4,829 )     (2,281 )

Retained earnings

    179,695       179,321  

Total shareholders' equity

    306,392       308,352  

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

  $ 677,967     $ 649,555  

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated statements.

 

3

 

 

Olympic Steel, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

For the Three Months Ended March 31,

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(unaudited)

 

Net sales

  $ 354,380     $ 445,919  

Costs and expenses

               

Cost of materials sold (excludes items shown seperately below)

    282,522       366,382  

Warehouse and processing

    23,076       25,611  

Administrative and general

    19,059       20,129  

Distribution

    12,289       12,835  

Selling

    6,810       7,340  

Occupancy

    2,660       2,798  

Depreciation

    4,516       4,431  

Amortization

    397       319  

Total costs and expenses

    351,329       439,845  

Operating income

    3,051       6,074  

Other income (loss), net

    (17 )     14  

Income before interest and income taxes

    3,034       6,088  

Interest and other expense on debt

    2,239       3,242  

Income before income taxes

    795       2,846  

Income tax provision

    202       772  

Net income

  $ 593     $ 2,074  

Loss on cash flow hedge

    (3,397 )     (1,457 )

Tax effect on cash flow hedge

    849       379  

Total comprehensive income

  $ (1,955 )   $ 996  
                 

Earnings per share:

               

Net income per share - basic

  $ 0.05     $ 0.18  

Weighted average shares outstanding - basic

    11,444       11,488  

Net income per share - diluted

  $ 0.05     $ 0.18  

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted

    11,459       11,488  
                 

Dividends declared per share of common stock

  $ 0.02     $ 0.02  

 

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated statements.

 

4

 

 

Olympic Steel, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the Three Months Ended March 31,

 

(in thousands) 

 

 

   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(unaudited)

 

Cash flows from (used for) operating activities:

               

Net income

  $ 593     $ 2,074  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from (used for) operating activities -

               

Depreciation and amortization

    5,042       4,879  

Loss on disposition of property and equipment

    71       4  

Stock-based compensation

    359       1,498  

Other long-term assets

    (312 )     (791 )

Other long-term liabilities

    (764 )     (926 )
      4,989       6,738  

Changes in working capital:

               

Accounts receivable

    (32,210 )     (28,735 )

Inventories

    5,977       26,448  

Prepaid expenses and other

    608       (350 )

Accounts payable

    10,283       8,895  

Change in outstanding checks

    3,227       (5,421 )

Accrued payroll and other accrued liabilities

    (4,859 )     (8,740 )
      (16,974 )     (7,903 )

Net cash used for operating activities

    (11,985 )     (1,165 )
                 

Cash flows from (used for) investing activities:

               

Acquisition

    -       (11,000 )

Capital expenditures

    (4,235 )     (2,399 )

Proceeds from disposition of property and equipment

    -       5  

Net cash used for investing activities

    (4,235 )     (13,394 )
                 

Cash flows from (used for) financing activities:

               

Credit facility revolver borrowings

    107,391       194,840  

Credit facility revolver repayments

    (91,264 )     (184,101 )

Principal payment under capital lease obligation

    -       (2 )

Credit facility fees and expenses

    -       (100 )

Repurchase of common stock

    (145 )     (64 )

Dividends paid

    (220 )     (220 )

Net cash from financing activities

    15,762       10,353  
                 

Cash and cash equivalents:

               

Net change

    (458 )     (4,206 )

Beginning balance

    5,742       9,319  

Ending balance

  $ 5,284     $ 5,113  

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated statements.

 

5

 

 

Olympic Steel, Inc.

Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information

For the Three Months Ended March 31,

 

(in thousands)

 

 

   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(unaudited)

 
                 

Interest paid

  $ 2,153     $ 3,188  

Income taxes paid

  $ (7 )   $ 58  

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated statements.

 

6

 

 

Olympic Steel, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity

For The Three Months Ended March 31,

 

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

                   

Accumulated

                 
                   

Other

                 
   

Common

   

Treasury

   

Comprehensive

   

Retained

   

Total

 
   

Stock

   

Stock

   

Loss

   

Earnings

   

Equity

 
                                         

Balance at December 31, 2019

  $ 131,647     $ (335 )   $ (2,281 )   $ 179,321     $ 308,352  
                                         

Net income

  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 593     $ 593  

Payment of dividends

    -       -       -       (220 )     (220 )

Stock-based compensation

    359       -       -       -       359  

Changes in fair value of hedges, net of tax

    -       -       (2,548 )     -       (2,548 )

Repurchase of common stock

    -       (145 )     -       -       (145 )

Other

    -       -       -       1       1  
                                         

Balance at March 31, 2020

  $ 132,006     $ (480 )   $ (4,829 )   $ 179,695     $ 306,392  

 

 

                   

Accumulated

                 
                   

Other

                 
   

Common

   

Treasury

   

Comprehensive

   

Retained

   

Total

 
   

Stock

   

Stock

   

Loss

   

Earnings

   

Equity

 
                                         

Balance at December 31, 2018

  $ 130,778     $ (132 )   $ -     $ 176,345     $ 306,991  
                                         

Net income

  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 2,074     $ 2,074  

Payment of dividends

    -       -       -       (220 )     (220 )

Stock-based compensation

    1,498       -       -       -       1,498  

Changes in fair value of hedges, net of tax

    -       -       (1,078 )     -       (1,078 )

Repurchase of common stock

    -       (64 )     -       -       (64 )

Other

    (1 )     -       -       -       (1 )
                                         

Balance at March 31, 2019

  $ 132,275     $ (196 )   $ (1,078 )   $ 178,199     $ 309,200  

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated statements.

 

7

 

Olympic Steel, Inc.

Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

March 31, 2020

 

 

 

1.

Basis of Presentation:

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared from the financial records of Olympic Steel, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively, Olympic or the Company), without audit and reflect all normal and recurring adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary to fairly state the results of the interim periods covered by this report. Year-to-date results are not necessarily indicative of 2020 annual results and these financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

The Company operates in three reportable segments; carbon flat products, specialty metals flat products, and tubular and pipe products. The carbon flat products segment and the specialty metals flat products segments are at times consolidated and referred to as the flat products segments. Certain of the flat products segments’ assets and resources are shared by the carbon and specialty metals segments and both segments’ products are stored in the shared facilities and, in some locations, processed on shared equipment. Due to the shared assets and resources, certain of the flat products segment expenses are allocated between the carbon flat products segment and the specialty metals flat products segment based upon an established allocation methodology. The carbon flat products segment sells and distributes large volumes of processed carbon and coated flat-rolled sheet, coil and plate products, and fabricated parts. Through its acquisition of McCullough Industries (McCullough) on January 2, 2019, the carbon flat products segment expanded its product offerings to include self-dumping metal hoppers and through its acquisition of EZ Dumper® on August 5, 2019, to include steel and stainless-steel dump inserts for pickup truck and service truck beds. The specialty metals flat products segment sells and distributes processed aluminum and stainless flat-rolled sheet and coil products, flat bar products and fabricated parts. Through its acquisition of Berlin Metals, LLC (Berlin Metals) on April 2, 2018, the specialty metals flat products segment expanded its product offerings to include differing types of stainless flat-rolled sheet and coil and prime tin mill products. The tubular and pipe products segment, which consists of the Chicago Tube and Iron subsidiary (CTI), distributes metal tubing, pipe, bar, valves and fittings and fabricates pressure parts supplied to various industrial markets.

 

Corporate expenses are reported as a separate line item for segment reporting purposes. Corporate expenses include the unallocated expenses related to managing the entire Company (i.e., all three segments), including payroll expenses for certain personnel, expenses related to being a publicly traded entity such as board of directors’ expenses, audit expenses, and various other professional fees.

 

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. The pandemic did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2020.   The Company is an essential business and remains open in all locations, adhering to all health guidelines to operate safely provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. The COVID-19 pandemic could have material and adverse effects on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows in the near term due to, but not limited to (i) reduced sales and profit levels, (ii) the slower payment of accounts receivable and potential increases in uncollectible accounts receivable, (iii) falling metals prices that could lead to lower of cost or market inventory adjustments and the impairment of intangible and long-lived assets, (v) reduced availability and productivity of our employees, (vi) increased operational risks as a result of remote work arrangements, including the potential effects on internal controls, as well as cybersecurity risks and increased vulnerability to security breaches, information technology disruptions and other similar events, (vii) negative impacts on our liquidity position, and (viii) increased costs and less ability to access funds under our ABL Credit Facility and the capital markets. The Company has implemented actions to maintain its financial health and liquidity. The Company continues to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 on the fair value of assets.

 

Impact of Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-13, “Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326)”, which requires the measurement and recognition of expected credit losses for financial assets held at amortized cost. The ASU replaces the existing incurred loss impairment model with a forward-looking expected credit loss model which will result in earlier recognition of credit losses. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material impact on the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

 

2.

Revenue Recognition:

 

The Company provides metals processing, distribution and delivery of large volumes of processed carbon, coated flat rolled sheet, coil and plate products, aluminum, and stainless flat rolled products, prime tin mill products, flat bar products, metal tubing, pipe, bar, valves, fittings, fabricated parts. self-dumping hoppers, and steel dump inserts.  The Company's contracts with customers are comprised of purchase orders with standard terms and conditions.  Occasionally the Company may also have longer-term agreements with customers.  Substantially all of the contracts with customers require the delivery of metals which represent single performance obligations that are satisfied upon transfer of control of the product to the customer. 

 

8

 

Transfer of control is assessed based on the use of the product distributed and rights to payment for performance under the contract terms. Transfer of control and revenue recognition for substantially all of the Company’s sales occur upon shipment or delivery of the product, which is when title, ownership and risk of loss pass to the customer and is based on the applicable shipping terms. The shipping terms depend on the customer contract. An invoice for payment is issued at time of shipment and terms are generally net 30 days.

 

Within the metals industry, revenue is frequently disaggregated by products sold. The table below disaggregates the Company’s revenues by segment and products sold.

 

   

Disaggregated Revenue by Products Sold

 
   

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

 
   

Carbon flat products

   

Specialty metals flat products

   

Tubular and pipe products

   

Total

 

Hot Rolled

    30.0 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     30.0 %

Plate

    11.6 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     11.6 %

Cold Rolled

    5.6 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     5.6 %

Coated

    8.6 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     8.6 %

Specialty

    0.0 %     25.0 %     0.0 %     25.0 %

Tube

    0.0 %     0.0 %     17.8 %     17.8 %

Other

    1.4 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     1.4 %

Total

    57.2 %     25.0 %     17.8 %     100.0 %

 

 

   

Disaggregated Revenue by Products Sold

 
   

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019

 
   

Carbon flat products

   

Specialty metals flat products

   

Tubular and pipe products

   

Total

 

Hot Rolled

    35.4 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     35.4 %

Plate

    13.2 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     13.2 %

Cold Rolled

    5.5 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     5.5 %

Coated

    7.0 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     7.0 %

Specialty

    0.0 %     17.8 %     0.0 %     17.8 %

Tube

    0.0 %     0.0 %     17.8 %     17.8 %

Other

    1.3 %     2.0 %     0.0 %     3.3 %

Total

    62.4 %     19.8 %     17.8 %     100.0 %

 

 

 

 

3.

Accounts Receivable:

 

Accounts receivable are presented net of allowances for credit losses and unissued credits of $3.1 million and $3.7 million as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. The allowance for credit losses is maintained at a level considered appropriate based on historical experience, specific customer collection issues that have been identified, current market conditions and estimates for supportable forecasts when appropriate. Estimations are based upon a calculated percentage of accounts receivable, which remains fairly level from year to year, and judgments about the probable effects of economic conditions on certain customers, which can fluctuate significantly from year to year. The Company cannot guarantee that the rate of future credit losses will be similar to past experience. The Company considers all available information when assessing the adequacy of its allowance for credit losses and unissued credits each quarter.

 

 

 

4.

Inventories:

 

Inventories consisted of the following:

 

   

Inventory as of

 

(in thousands)

 

March 31, 2020

   

December 31, 2019

 

Unprocessed

  $ 217,547     $ 220,787  

Processed and finished

    50,007       52,744  

Totals

  $ 267,554     $ 273,531  

 

The Company values certain of its tubular and pipe products inventory at the last-in, first-out (LIFO) method. At March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, approximately $41.1 million, or 15.3% of consolidated inventory, and $39.1 million, or 14.3% of consolidated inventory, respectively, was reported under the LIFO method of accounting. The cost of the remainder of the tubular and pipe products inventory is determined using a weighted average rolling first-in, first-out (FIFO) method.

 

9

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company recorded $0.5 million of LIFO income, as current projections anticipate declining metals prices, which would increase the LIFO debit by December 31, 2020. The Company did not record any LIFO income or expense during the three months ended March 31, 2019.

 

If the FIFO method had been in use, inventories would have been $1.1 million and $0.6 million lower than reported at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.

 

 

 

5.

Goodwill and Intangible Assets:

 

The Company’s intangible assets were recorded in connection with its acquisitions of EZ Dumper and McCullough in 2019, its acquisition of Berlin Metals in 2018 and its acquisition of CTI in 2011. The intangible assets were evaluated on the premise of highest and best use to a market participant, primarily utilizing the income approach valuation methodology. The useful life of the customer relationships was determined to be fifteen years, based primarily on the consistent and predictable revenue source associated with the existing customer base, the present value of which extends through the fifteen-year amortization period. The useful life of the non-compete agreements was determined to be the length of the non-compete agreements which range from one to five years. The useful life of the trade names was determined to be indefinite primarily due to their history and reputation in the marketplace, the Company’s expectation that the trade names will continue to be used, and the conclusion that there are currently no other factors identified that would limit their useful life. The Company will continue to evaluate the useful life assigned to its amortizable customer relationships and noncompete agreements in future periods.

 

Goodwill, by reportable unit, was as follows as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. The goodwill is deductible for tax purposes.

 

(in thousands)

 

Carbon Flat Products

   

Specialty Metals Flat Products

   

Tubular and Pipe Products

   

Total

 
                                 

Balance as of December 31, 2019

  $ 1,065     $ 2,358     $ -     $ 3,423  

Acquisitions

    -       -       -       -  

Impairments

    -       -       -       -  

Balance as of March 31, 2020

  $ 1,065     $ 2,358     $ -     $ 3,423  

 

Intangible assets consisted of the following as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively:

 

   

As of March 31, 2020

 

(in thousands)

 

Gross Carrying Amount

   

Accumulated Amortization

   

Intangible Assets, Net

 
                         

Customer relationships - subject to amortization

  $ 18,022     $ (8,200 )   $ 9,822  

Covenant not to compete - subject to amortization

    259       (136 )     123  

Trade name - not subject to amortization

    18,995       -       18,995  
    $ 37,276     $ (8,336 )   $ 28,940  

 

10

 

   

As of December 31, 2019

 

(in thousands)

 

Gross Carrying Amount

   

Accumulated Amortization

   

Intangible Assets, Net

 
                         

Customer relationships - subject to amortization

  $ 18,022     $ (7,900 )   $ 10,122  

Covenant not to compete - subject to amortization

    259       (117 )     142  

Trade name - not subject to amortization

    18,995       -       18,995  
    $ 37,276     $ (8,017 )   $ 29,259  

 

The Company estimates that amortization expense for its intangible assets subject to amortization will be approximately $1.3 million per year for the next year and $1.2 million per year for the four years thereafter.

 

 

 

6.

Leases:

 

The components of lease expense were as follows:

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Three Months Ended

 
   

March 31,

   

March 31,

 

(in thousands)

 

2020

   

2019

 
                 

Operating lease cost

  $ 1,777     $ 1,759  
                 

Finance lease cost:

               

Amortization of right-of-use assets

  $ 60     $ 5  

Interest on lease liabilities

    14       3  

Total finance lease cost

  $ 74     $ 8  

 

Supplemental cash flow information related to leases was as follows:

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Three Months Ended

 
   

March 31,

   

March 31,

 

(in thousands)

 

2020

   

2019

 
                 

Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities:

               

Operating cash flows from operating leases

  $ 1,759     $ 1,806  

Operating cash flows from finance leases

    14       3  

Financing cash flows from finance leases

    57       2  

Total cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities

  $ 1,830     $ 1,811  

 

11

 

Supplemental balance sheet information related to leases was as follows:

 

   

March 31,

   

December 31,

 

(in thousands)

 

2020

   

2019

 
                 

Operating Leases

               

Operating lease right-of-use asset

  $ 35,929     $ 31,624  

Operating lease accumulated depreciation

    (7,256 )     (5,825 )

Operating lease right-of-use asset, net

    28,673       25,799  
                 

Other current liabilities

    5,843       5,481  

Operating lease liabilities

    22,948       20,418  

Total operating lease liabilities

  $ 28,791     $ 25,899  
                 

Finance Leases

               

Property and equipment, at cost

  $ 1,628     $ 613  

Accumulated depreciation

    (145 )     (67 )

Property and equipment, net

    1,483       546  
                 

Other current liabilities

    252       108  

Other long-term liabilities

    1,241       443  

Total finance lease liabilities

  $ 1,493     $ 551  
                 

Weighted Average Remaining Lease Term

               

Operating leases (in years)

    7       7  

Finance leases (in years)

    6       6  
                 

Weighted Average Discount Rate

               

Operating leases

    3.76 %     3.72 %

Finance leases

    3.82 %     4.01 %

 

Maturities of lease liabilities were as follows:

 

   

Operating

   

Finance

 

(in thousands)

 

Leases

   

Leases

 
                 

Year Ending December 31,

               

2020

  $ 5,162     $ 228  

2021

    6,171       298  

2022

    5,153       285  

2023

    4,205       241  

2023

    3,591       216  

Thereafter

    8,506       403  

Total future minimum lease payments

  $ 32,788     $ 1,671  

Less remaining imputed interest

    (3,997 )     (178 )

Total

  $ 28,791     $ 1,493  

 

12

 

 

7.

Debt:

 

The Company’s debt is comprised of the following components:

 

   

As of

 
   

March 31,

   

December 31,

 

(in thousands)

 

2020

   

2019

 

Asset-based revolving credit facility due December 8, 2022

  $ 209,052     $ 192,925  

Total debt

  $ 209,052     $ 192,925  

 

 

The Company’s asset-based credit facility (the ABL Credit Facility) is collateralized by the Company’s accounts receivable, inventory and personal property. The ABL Credit Facility consists of (i) a revolving credit facility of $445 million, including a $20 million sub-limit for letters of credit and (ii) a first in, last out revolving credit facility of up to $30 million. Under the terms of the ABL Credit Facility, the Company may request additional commitments in the aggregate principal amount of up to $200 million to the extent that existing or new lenders agree to provide such additional commitments. Revolver borrowings are limited to the lesser of a borrowing base, comprised of eligible receivables and inventories, or $475 million in the aggregate. The ABL Credit Facility matures on December 8, 2022.

 

The ABL Credit Facility contains customary representations and warranties and certain covenants that limit the ability of the Company to, among other things: (i) incur or guarantee additional indebtedness; (ii) pay distributions on, redeem or repurchase capital stock or redeem or repurchase subordinated debt; (iii) make investments; (iv) sell assets; (v) enter into agreements that restrict distributions or other payments from restricted subsidiaries to the Company; (vi) incur liens securing indebtedness; (vii) consolidate, merge or transfer all or substantially all of the Company’s assets; and (viii) engage in transactions with affiliates. In addition, the ABL Credit Facility contains a financial covenant which requires (i) if any commitments or obligations are outstanding and the Company’s availability is less than the greater of $30 million or 10.0% of the aggregate amount of revolver commitments ($47.5 million at March 31, 2020) or 10.0% of the aggregate borrowing base ($32.4 million at March 31, 2020) then the Company must maintain a ratio of Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) minus certain capital expenditures and cash taxes paid to fixed charges of at least 1.00 to 1.00 for the most recent twelve fiscal month period.

 

The Company has the option to borrow under its revolver based on the agent’s base rate plus a premium ranging from 0.00% to 0.25% or the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) plus a premium ranging from 1.25% to 2.75%.

 

On January 10, 2019, the Company entered into a five-year forward starting fixed rate interest rate hedge in order to eliminate the variability of cash interest payments on $75 million of the outstanding LIBOR based borrowings under the ABL Credit Facility. The interest rate hedge fixed the rate at 2.57%. Although the Company is exposed to credit loss in the event of nonperformance by the other party to the interest rate hedge agreement, the Company anticipates performance by the counterparty.

 

As of March 31, 2020, the Company was in compliance with its covenants and had approximately $112.2 million of availability under the ABL Credit Facility.

 

As of March 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, $1.2 million and $1.3 million, respectively, of bank financing fees were included in “Prepaid expenses and other” and “Other long-term assets” on the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets. The financing fees are being amortized over the five-year term of the ABL Credit Facility and are included in “Interest and other expense on debt” on the accompanying Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income.

 

 

 

8.

Derivative Instruments:

 

Metals swaps and embedded customer derivatives

 

During 2020 and 2019, the Company entered into nickel swaps indexed to the London Metal Exchange (LME) price of nickel with third-party brokers. The nickel swaps are accounted for as derivatives for accounting purposes. The Company entered into them to mitigate its customers’ risk of volatility in the price of metals. The outstanding nickel swaps mature in 2020. The swaps are settled with the brokers at maturity. The economic benefit or loss arising from the changes in fair value of the swaps is contractually passed through to the customer. The primary risk associated with the metals swaps is the ability of customers or third-party brokers to honor their agreements with the Company related to derivative instruments. If the customer or third-party brokers are unable to honor their agreements, the Company’s risk of loss is the fair value of the metals swaps.

 

13

 

These derivatives have not been designated as hedging instruments. The periodic changes in fair value of the metals and embedded customer derivative instruments are included in “Cost of materials sold” in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income. The Company recognizes derivative positions with both the customer and the third party for the derivatives and classifies cash settlement amounts associated with them as part of “Cost of materials sold” in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income. The cumulative change in fair value of the metals swaps that had not yet settled as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 are included in “Other accrued liabilities”, and the embedded customer derivatives are included in “Accounts Receivable, net” on the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

 

Fixed rate interest rate hedge

 

On January 10, 2019, the Company entered into a five-year forward starting fixed rate interest rate hedge in order to eliminate the variability of cash interest payments on $75 million of the outstanding LIBOR based borrowings under the ABL Credit Facility. The interest rate hedge fixed the rate at 2.57%. The interest rate hedge is included in “Other long-term liabilities” on the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2020. Although the Company is exposed to credit loss in the event of nonperformance by the other party to the interest rate hedge agreement, the Company anticipates performance by the counterparty.

 

The table below shows the total impact to the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income through net income of the derivatives for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

   

Net Gain (Loss) Recognized

 
   

For the Three Months Ended March 31,

 

(in thousands)

 

2020

   

2019

 

Fixed interest rate hedge

  $ (202 )   $ (9 )

Metals swaps

    (112 )     130  

Embedded customer derivatives

    112       (130 )

Total loss

  $ (202 )   $ (9 )

 

 

 

9.

Fair Value of Assets and Liabilities:

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2020, there were no transfers of financial assets between Levels 1, 2 or 3 fair value measurements. There have been no changes in the methodologies used at March 31, 2020 since December 31, 2019.

 

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that were measured at fair value on a recurring basis and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation techniques utilized by the Company:

 

   

Value of Items Recorded at Fair Value

 
   

As of March 31, 2020

 

(in thousands)

 

Level 1

   

Level 2

   

Level 3

   

Total

 

Assets:

                               

Embedded customer derivative

  $ -     $ 59     $ -     $ 59  

Total assets at fair value

  $ -     $ 59     $ -     $ 59  
                                 

Liabilities:

                               

Metal Swaps

  $ -     $ 59     $ -     $ 59  

Fixed interest rate hedge

            6,439               6,439  

Total liabilities recorded at fair value

  $ -     $ 6,498     $ -     $ 6,498  

 

14

 

   

Value of Items Recorded at Fair Value

 
   

As of December 31, 2019

 

(in thousands)

 

Level 1

   

Level 2

   

Level 3

   

Total

 

Assets:

                               

Embedded customer derivatives

  $ -     $ 4     $ -     $ 4  

Total assets at fair value

  $ -     $ 4     $ -     $ 4  
                                 

Liabilities:

                               

Metal swaps

  $ -     $ 4     $ -     $ 4  

Fixed interest rate hedge

    -       3,042       -       3,042  

Total liabilities recorded at fair value

  $ -     $ 3,046     $ -     $ 3,046  

 

The value of the items not recorded at fair value represent the carrying value of the liabilities.

 

The carrying value of the ABL Credit Facility was $209.1 million and $192.9 million at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. Management believes that its carrying value approximates fair value.

 

 

 

10.

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss:

 

On January 10, 2019, the Company entered into a five-year forward starting fixed rate interest rate hedge in order to eliminate the variability of cash interest payments on $75 million of the outstanding LIBOR based borrowings under the ABL Credit Facility. The interest rate hedge fixed the rate at 2.57%. The fair value of the interest rate hedge of $6.4 million, net of tax of $1.6 million is included in “Accumulated other comprehensive loss” on the Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31, 2020.

 

 

 

11.

Equity Plans:

 

Restricted Stock Units and Performance Share Units

 

Pursuant to the Amended and Restated Olympic Steel 2007 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the Incentive Plan), the Company may grant stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted shares, restricted share units, performance shares, and other stock- and cash-based awards to employees and directors of, and consultants to, the Company and its affiliates. Since adoption of the Incentive Plan, 1,000,000 shares of common stock have been authorized for equity grants.

 

On an annual basis the compensation committee of the Company’s Board of Directors awards restricted stock units (RSUs), to each non-employee director as part of their annual compensation. The annual awards for 2020 and 2019 per director were $80,000. Subject to the terms of the Plan and the RSU agreement, the RSUs vest after one year of service (from the date of grant). The RSUs are not converted into shares of common stock until the director either resigns or is terminated from the board of directors.

 

Under the Senior Management Stock Incentive Program (the Plan), each eligible participant is awarded RSUs with a dollar value equal to 10% of the participant’s base salary, up to an annual maximum of $17,500. The RSUs have a five-year vesting period and the RSUs will convert into the right to receive shares of common stock upon a participant’s retirement, or earlier upon the participant’s death or disability or upon a change in control of the Company.

 

Under the Plan, the Company awards RSUs to newly-appointed executive officers, based upon a percentage of their base salary. Upon Mr. Marabito’s promotion to Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Manson’s promotion to Chief Financial Officer on January 1, 2019, they received 51,506 RSUs and 14,891 RSUs, respectively. Upon Mr. Greiff’s promotion to President and Chief Operating Officer on January 1, 2020, he received 15,694 RSUs. The RSUs will vest five years from the grant date, or earlier upon death or disability or upon a change in control of the Company.

 

Stock-based compensation expense recognized on RSUs for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, is summarized in the following table:

 

   

For the Three Months Ended

 
   

March 31,

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

2020

   

2019

 

RSU expense before taxes

  $ 360     $ 275  

RSU expense after taxes

  $ 269     $ 200  

 

15

 

All pre-tax charges related to RSUs were included in the caption “Administrative and general” on the accompanying Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income.

 

The following table summarizes the activity related to RSUs for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively:

 

   

As of March 31, 2020

   

As of March 31, 2019

 
   

Number of

   

Weighted Average

   

Number of

   

Weighted Average

 
   

Shares

   

Granted Price

   

Shares

   

Granted Price

 

Outstanding at December 31

    636,086     $ 19.25       527,546     $ 20.65  

Granted

    70,588       11.92       156,562       17.40  

Converted into shares

    (5,329 )     15.94       -       -  

Forfeited

    (494 )     27.31       -       -  

Outstanding at March 31

    700,851     $ 18.53       684,108     $ 19.91  

Vested at March 31

    445,781     $ 20.22       515,778     $ 20.41  

 

Of the RSUs granted in 2019, 62,229 were used to fund supplemental executive retirement plan (SERP) contributions. The Company chose to fund the SERP in 2020 with cash rather than RSUs.

 

 

 

12.

Income Taxes:

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company recorded an income tax provision of $0.2 million, or 25.4%, compared to an income tax provision of $0.8 million, or 27.1%, for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

 

Normally, the tax provision or benefit for interim periods is determined using an estimate of the Company’s annual effective tax rate, adjusted for discrete items that are taken into account in the relevant period. Each quarter the Company updates the estimate of the annual effective tax rate, and if the estimated tax rate changes, the Company makes a cumulative adjustment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty around forecasting an annual effective tax rate, the tax provision was recorded based on the actual effective tax rate including discrete items for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

 

The quarterly tax provision and the quarterly estimate of the annual effective tax rate is subject to significant volatility due to several factors, including variability in accurately predicting the Company’s pre-tax and taxable income and loss and the mix of jurisdictions to which they relate, changes in law and relative changes of expenses or losses for which tax benefits are not recognized. Additionally, the effective tax rate can be more or less volatile based on the amount of pre-tax income. For example, the impact of discrete items and non-deductible expenses on the effective tax rate is greater when the pre-tax income is lower.

 

16

 

 

13.

Shares Outstanding and Earnings Per Share:

 

Earnings per share have been calculated based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding as set forth below:

 

   

For the Three Months Ended

 
   

March 31,

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

2020

   

2019

 

Weighted average basic shares outstanding

    11,444       11,488  

Assumed exercise of stock options and issuance of stock awards

    15       -  

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

    11,459       11,488  

Net income

  $ 593     $ 2,074  

Basic earnings per share

  $ 0.05     $ 0.18  

Diluted earnings per share

  $ 0.05     $ 0.18  

Unvested RSUs

    255       168  

 

 

 

14.

Stock Repurchase Program:

 

On October 2, 2015, the Company announced that its Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program of up to 550,000 shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock, which could include open market repurchases, negotiated block transactions, accelerated stock repurchases or open market solicitations for shares, all or some of which may be effected through Rule 10b5-1 plans. Any of the repurchased shares are held in the Company’s treasury, or canceled and retired as the Board may determine from time to time. Any repurchases of common stock are subject to the covenants contained in the ABL Credit Facility. Under the ABL Credit Facility, the Company may repurchase common stock and pay dividends up to $5.0 million in the aggregate during any trailing twelve months without restrictions. Purchases of common stock or dividend payments in excess of $5.0 million in the aggregate require the Company to (i) maintain availability in excess of 20.0% of the aggregate revolver commitments ($95.0 million at March 31, 2020) or (ii) to maintain availability equal to or greater than 15.0% of the aggregate revolver commitments ($71.3 million at March 31, 2020) and the Company must maintain a pro-forma ratio of EBITDA minus certain capital expenditures and cash taxes paid to fixed charges of at least 1.00 to 1.00.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company repurchased 15,000 shares and 3,800 shares for an aggregate cost of $145 thousand and $64 thousand, respectively.

 

 

 

15.

Segment Information:

 

The Company follows the accounting guidance that requires the utilization of a “management approach” to define and report the financial results of operating segments. The management approach defines operating segments along the lines used by the Company’s chief operating decision maker (CODM) to assess performance and make operating and resource allocation decisions. The CODM evaluates performance and allocates resources based primarily on operating income (loss). The operating segments are based primarily on internal management reporting.

 

The Company operates in three reportable segments; carbon flat products, specialty metals flat products, and tubular and pipe products. The carbon flat products segment and the specialty metals flat products segments are at times consolidated and referred to as the flat products segments, as certain of the flat products segments’ assets and resources are shared by the carbon and specialty metals segments and both segments’ products are stored in the shared facilities and, in some locations, processed on shared equipment.

 

Corporate expenses are reported as a separate line item for segment reporting purposes. Corporate expenses include the unallocated expenses related to managing the entire Company (i.e., all three segments), including compensation for certain personnel, expenses related to being a publicly traded entity such as board of directors’ expenses, audit expenses, and various other professional fees.

 

17

 

The following table provides financial information by segment and reconciles the Company’s operating income by segment to the consolidated income before income taxes for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

   

For the Three Months Ended

 
   

March 31,

 

(in thousands)

 

2020

   

2019

 

Net sales

               

Carbon flat products

  $ 202,967     $ 278,536  

Specialty metals flat products

    88,488       88,097  

Tubular and pipe products

    62,925       79,286  

Total net sales

  $ 354,380     $ 445,919  
                 

Depreciation and amortization

               

Carbon flat products

  $ 3,010     $ 2,814  

Specialty metals flat products

    497       526  

Tubular and pipe products

    1,364       1,368  

Corporate

    42       42  

Total depreciation and amortization

  $ 4,913     $ 4,750  
                 

Operating income (loss)

               

Carbon flat products

  $ (1,346 )   $ 1,226  

Specialty metals flat products

    2,735       2,244  

Tubular and pipe products

    4,305       5,615  

Corporate expenses

    (2,643 )     (3,011 )

Total operating income

  $ 3,051     $ 6,074  

Other income (loss), net

    (17 )     14  

Income before interest and income taxes

    3,034       6,088  

Interest and other expense on debt

    2,239       3,242  

Income before income taxes

  $ 795     $ 2,846  

 

 

   

For the Three Months Ended

 
   

March 31,

 

(in thousands)

 

2020

   

2019

 

Capital expenditures

               

Flat products segments

  $ 3,981     $ 1,598  

Tubular and pipe products

    254       801  

Corporate

    -       -  

Total capital expenditures

  $ 4,235     $ 2,399  

 

 

   

As of

 
   

March 31,

   

December 31,

 

(in thouands)

 

2020

   

2019

 

Assets

               

Flat products segments

  $ 456,058     $ 432,566  

Tubular and pipe products

    220,854       215,841  

Corporate

    1,055       1,148  

Total assets

  $ 677,967     $ 649,555  

 

There were no material revenue transactions between the carbon flat products, specialty metals products, and tubular and pipe products segments.

 

The Company sells certain products internationally, primarily in Canada and Mexico. International sales are immaterial to the consolidated financial results and to the individual segments’ results.

 

 

 

16.

Subsequent Events:

 

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial condition, or results of operations, as of or for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The Company is an essential business and remains open in all locations, adhering to all health guidelines to operate safely provided by government officials and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Company has implemented actions to maintain its financial health and liquidity. The Company continues to monitor the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the fair value of assets. Falling metals prices could lead to lower of cost or market inventory adjustments and future changes in sales, earnings and cash flows related to long-lived assets to be held and used, intangible assets and goodwill could cause these assets to become impaired. 

 

18

 

 

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

 

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our unaudited consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes contained herein and our consolidated financial statements, accompanying notes and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. The following Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, those discussed under Item 1A (Risk Factors) in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, and in Part II, Item 1A (Risk Factors) in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The following section is qualified in its entirety by the more detailed information, including our financial statements and the notes thereto, which appear elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

Forward-Looking Information

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other documents we file with the SEC contain various forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about our future performance, business, our beliefs and management’s assumptions. In addition, we, or others on our behalf, may make forward-looking statements in press releases or written statements, or in our communications and discussions with investors and analysts in the normal course of business through meetings, conferences, webcasts, phone calls and conference calls. Words such as “may,” “will,” “anticipate,” “should,” “intend,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “plan,” “potential,” and “continue,” as well as the negative of these terms or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those implied by such statements including, but not limited to:

 

 

risks associated with the novel corona virus, or COVID-19 pandemic, including, but not limited to reduced sales and profit levels, slower payment of accounts receivable and potential increases in uncollectible accounts receivable, falling metals prices that could lead to lower of cost or market inventory adjustments and the impairment of intangible and long-lived assets, reduced availability and productivity of our employees, increased operational risks as a result of remote work arrangements, including the potential effects on internal controls, as well as cybersecurity risks and increased vulnerability to security breaches, information technology disruptions and other similar events, negative impacts on our liquidity position, and increased costs and less ability to access funds under our ABL Credit Facility and the capital markets;

 

risks of falling metals prices and inventory devaluation;

 

general and global business, economic, financial and political conditions, including the 2020 U.S. election;

 

competitive factors such as the availability, global pricing of metals and production levels, industry shipping and inventory levels and rapid fluctuations in customer demand and metals pricing;

 

the levels of imported steel in the United States and the tariffs initiated by the U.S. government in 2018 under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and imposed tariffs and duties on exported steel or other products, U.S. trade policy and its impact on the U.S. manufacturing industry;

 

cyclicality and volatility within the metals industry;

 

fluctuations in the value of the U.S. dollar and the related impact on foreign steel pricing, U.S. exports, and foreign imports to the United States;

 

the successes of our efforts and initiatives to improve working capital turnover and cash flows, and achieve cost savings;

 

our ability to generate free cash flow through operations and repay debt;

 

the availability and rising costs of transportation and logistical services;

 

customer, supplier and competitor consolidation, bankruptcy or insolvency;

 

reduced production schedules, layoffs or work stoppages by our own, our suppliers’ or customers’ personnel;

 

the adequacy of our existing information technology and business system software, including duplication and security processes;

 

the adequacy of our efforts to mitigate cyber security risks and threats, especially with employees working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic;

 

the amounts, successes and our ability to continue our capital investments and strategic growth initiatives, including acquisitions and our business information system implementations;

 

19

 

 

our ability to successfully integrate recent acquisitions into our business and risks inherent with the acquisitions in the achievement of expected results, including whether the acquisition will be accretive and within the expected timeframe;

 

events or circumstances that could adversely impact the successful operation of our processing equipment and operations;

 

rising interest rates and their impacts on our variable interest rate debt;

 

the impacts of union organizing activities and the success of union contract renewals;

 

changes in laws or regulations or the manner of their interpretation or enforcement could impact our financial performance and restrict our ability to operate our business or execute our strategies;

 

events or circumstances that could impair or adversely impact the carrying value of any of our assets;

 

risks and uncertainties associated with intangible assets, including impairment charges related to indefinite lived intangible assets;

 

the timing and outcomes of inventory lower of cost or market adjustments and last-in, first-out, or LIFO, income or expense;

 

the inflation or deflation existing within the metals industry, as well as product mix and inventory levels on hand, which can impact our cost of materials sold as a result of the fluctuations in the LIFO inventory valuation;

 

our ability to pay regular quarterly cash dividends and the amounts and timing of any future dividends;

 

our ability to repurchase shares of our common stock and the amounts and timing of repurchases, if any; and

 

unanticipated developments that could occur with respect to contingencies such as litigation, arbitration and environmental matters, including any developments that would require any increase in our costs for such contingencies.

 

Should one or more of these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, intended, expected, believed, estimated, projected or planned. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to republish revised forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or circumstances after the date hereof, except as otherwise required by law.

 

 

Overview

 

We are a leading metals service center that operates in three reportable segments; carbon flat products, specialty metals flat products, and tubular and pipe products. We provide metals processing and distribution services for a wide range of customers. Our carbon flat products segment’s focus is on the direct sale and distribution of large volumes of processed carbon and coated flat-rolled sheet, coil and plate products and fabricated parts. Through the acquisition of McCullough Industries, or McCullough, on January 2, 2019, the carbon flat products segment expanded its product offerings to include self-dumping metal hoppers and through the acquisition of EZ Dumper® on August 5, 2019, to include steel and stainless-steel dump inserts from pickup truck and service truck beds. Our specialty metals flat products segment’s focus is on the direct sale and distribution of processed aluminum and stainless flat-rolled sheet and coil products, flat bar products and fabricated parts. Through the acquisition of Berlin Metals, LLC, or Berlin Metals, on April 2, 2018, our specialty metals flat products segment expanded its product offerings to include differing types of stainless flat-rolled sheet and coil and prime tin mill products. In addition, we distribute metal tubing, pipe, bar, valves and fittings and fabricate pressure parts supplied to various industrial markets through our tubular and pipe products segment. Products that require more value-added processing generally have a higher gross profit. Accordingly, our overall gross profit is affected by, among other things, product mix, the amount of processing performed, the demand for and availability of metals, and volatility in selling prices and material purchase costs. We also perform toll processing of customer-owned metals. We sell certain products internationally, primarily in Canada and Mexico. International sales are immaterial to our consolidated financial results and to the individual segments’ results.

 

Our results of operations are affected by numerous external factors including, but not limited to: general and global business, economic, financial, banking and political conditions, including the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; fluctuations in the value of the U.S. dollar to foreign currencies, competition; metals pricing, demand and availability; transportation and energy costs; pricing and availability of raw materials used in the production of metals; global supply, the level of metals imported into the United States, tariffs, and inventory held in the supply chain; the availability, and increased costs of labor; customers’ ability to manage their credit line availability; and layoffs or work stoppages by our own, our suppliers’ or our customers’ personnel. The metals industry also continues to be affected by the global consolidation of our suppliers, competitors and end-use customers.

 

20

 

Like other metals service centers, we maintain substantial inventories of metals to accommodate the short lead times and just-in-time delivery requirements of our customers. Accordingly, we purchase metals in an effort to maintain our inventory at levels that we believe to be appropriate to satisfy the anticipated needs of our customers based upon customer forecasts, historic buying practices, supply agreements with customers and market conditions. Our commitments to purchase metals

are generally at prevailing market prices in effect at the time we place our orders. From time to time, we have entered into nickel swaps at the request of our customers in order to mitigate our customers’ risk of volatility in the price of metals, and we have entered into metals hedges to mitigate our risk of volatility in the price of metals. We have no long-term, fixed-price metals purchase contracts. When metals prices decline, customer demands for lower prices and our competitors’ responses to those demands could result in lower sale prices and, consequently, lower gross profits and earnings as we use existing metals inventory. When metals prices increase, competitive conditions will influence how much of the price increase we can pass on to our customers. To the extent we are unable to pass on future price increases in our raw materials to our customers, the net sales and gross profits of our business could be adversely affected.

 

At March 31, 2020 we employed approximately 1,792 people. Approximately 297 of the hourly plant personnel at the facilities listed below are represented by nine separate collective bargaining units. The table below shows the expiration dates of the collective bargaining agreements.

 

Facility

Expiration date

Romeoville, Illinois

May 31, 2020

Minneapolis (coil), Minnesota

September 30, 2020

Indianapolis, Indiana

January 29, 2021

St. Paul, Minnesota

May 25, 2021

Milan, Illinois

August 12, 2021

Minneapolis (plate), Minnesota

March 31, 2022

Detroit, Michigan

August 31, 2022

Hammond, Indiana

November 30, 2024

Locust, North Carolina

March 4, 2025

 

We have never experienced a work stoppage and we believe that our relationship with employees is good. However, any prolonged work stoppages by our personnel represented by collective bargaining units could have a material adverse impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. 

 

 

COVID-19

 

The COVID-19 pandemic had an immaterial impact on our first quarter 2020 results. We are an essential business and remain open in all locations, adhering to all health guidelines to operate safely provided by our government officials and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, toward the end of the first quarter, some customers – particularity those associated with the automotive industry – announced temporary closures with re-openings in early April 2020. As April began, those automotive customers further delayed their re-openings. Additionally, customers across most other industrial segments announced temporary closings. These collective temporary closings will negatively impact our April sales and their effect will continue throughout the second quarter of 2020 and potentially the third and/or fourth quarters of 2020.

 

In addition to negatively impacting our sales and earnings, a prolonged COVID-19 pandemic could result in falling metals prices that could lead to lower of cost or market inventory adjustments and the impairment of intangible and long-lived assets. The operations and liquidity of our customers could also be challenged, which could lead to higher bad debt expense during the second quarter and second half of 2020.

 

We enter the second quarter of 2020 with approximately $112 million of availability under our asset-based revolving credit facility, or the ABL Credit Facility.  Additionally, management has taken proactive steps to aggressively reduce expenses to reflect the expected decreased business levels in the second quarter of 2020.   Further, our entire real estate portfolio is unencumbered by debt and can serve as a source of liquidity beyond our ABL Credit Facility, if needed. As a result, we believe that we have sufficient liquidity and capital resources to withstand the adverse effects on our financial condition and results of operations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic for the next 12 months.  However, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is fluid and continues to evolve, and therefore, we cannot currently predict the extent to which our business, results of operations, financial condition or liquidity will ultimately be impacted.

 

21

 

Reportable Segments

 

We operate in three reportable segments; carbon flat products, specialty metals flat products and tubular and pipe products. The carbon flat products segment and the specialty metals flat products segment are at times consolidated and referred to as the flat products segment. Some of the flat products segments’ assets and resources are shared by the carbon and specialty metals segments and both segments’ products are stored in the shared facilities and, in some locations, processed on shared equipment. As such, total assets and capital expenditures are reported in the aggregate for the flat products segments. Due to the shared assets and resources, certain of the flat products segment expenses are allocated between the carbon flat products segment and the specialty metals flat products segment based upon an established allocation methodology.

 

We follow the accounting guidance that requires the utilization of a “management approach” to define and report the financial results of operating segments. The management approach defines operating segments along the lines used by the chief operating decision maker, or CODM, to assess performance and make operating and resource allocation decisions. Our CODM evaluates performance and allocates resources based primarily on operating income. Our operating segments are based primarily on internal management reporting.

 

Due to the nature of the products sold in each segment, there are significant differences in the segments’ average selling price and the cost of materials sold. The tubular and pipe products segment generally has the highest average selling price among the three segments followed by the specialty metals flat products and carbon flat products segments. Due to the nature of the tubular and pipe products, we do not report tons sold or per ton information. Gross profit per ton is generally higher in the specialty metals flat products segment than the carbon flat products segment. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales is generally highest in the tubular and pipe products segment, followed by the carbon and specialty metals flat products segments.

 

Due to the differences in average selling prices, gross profit and gross profit percentage among the segments, a change in the mix of sales could impact total net sales, gross profit, and gross profit percentage. In addition, certain inventory in the tubular and pipe products segment is valued under the LIFO method. Adjustments to the LIFO inventory value are recorded to cost of materials sold and may impact the gross margin and gross margin percentage at the consolidated Company and tubular and pipe products segment levels.

 

Carbon flat products

 

The primary focus of our carbon flat products segment is on the direct sale and distribution of large volumes of processed carbon and coated flat-rolled sheet, coil and plate products and fabricated parts. We act as an intermediary between metals producers and manufacturers that require processed metals for their operations. We serve customers in most metals consuming industries, including manufacturers and fabricators of transportation and material handling equipment, construction and farm machinery, storage tanks, environmental and energy generation equipment, automobiles, military vehicles and equipment, as well as general and plate fabricators and metals service centers. We distribute these products primarily through a direct sales force.

 

Specialty metals flat products

 

The primary focus of our specialty metals flat products segment is on the direct sale and distribution of processed stainless and aluminum flat-rolled sheet and coil products, flat bar products and fabricated parts. Through our acquisition of Berlin Metals on April 2, 2018, our specialty metals flat products segment expanded its product offerings to include differing types of stainless flat-rolled sheet and coil and prime tin mill products. We act as an intermediary between metals producers and manufacturers that require processed metals for their operations. We serve customers in various industries, including manufacturers of food service and commercial appliances, agriculture equipment, transportation and automotive equipment. We distribute these products primarily through a direct sales force.

 

Combined, the carbon and specialty metals flat products segments have 21 strategically-located processing and distribution facilities in the United States and one in Monterrey, Mexico. Many of our facilities service both the carbon and the specialty metals flat products segments, and certain assets and resources are shared by the segments. Our geographic footprint allows us to focus on regional customers and larger national and multi-national accounts, primarily located throughout the midwestern, eastern and southern United States.

 

22

 

Tubular and pipe products

 

The tubular and pipe products segment consists of the Chicago Tube and Iron, or CTI, business, acquired in 2011. Through our tubular and pipe products segment, we distribute metal tubing, pipe, bar, valve and fittings and fabricate pressure parts supplied to various industrial markets. Founded in 1914, CTI operates from eight locations in the Midwestern and southeastern United States. The tubular and pipe products segment distributes its products primarily through a direct sales force.

 

Corporate expenses

 

Corporate expenses are reported as a separate line item for segment reporting purposes. Corporate expenses include the unallocated expenses related to managing the entire Company (i.e., all three segments), including compensation for certain personnel, expenses related to being a publicly traded entity such as board of directors’ expenses, audit expenses, and various other professional fees.

 

 

Results of Operations

 

Our results of operations are impacted by the market price of metals. Over the past 24 months, metals prices have fluctuated significantly and changes to our net sales, cost of materials sold, gross profit, cost of inventory and profitability, are all impacted by industry metals pricing. Average metals prices were 17% lower in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019.

 

Transactional or “spot” selling prices generally move in tandem with market price changes, while fixed selling prices typically lag and reset quarterly. Similarly, inventory costs (and, therefore, cost of materials sold) tend to move slower than market selling price changes due to mill lead times and inventory turnover impacting the rate of change in average cost. When average selling prices increase, and net sales increase, gross profit and operating expenses as a percentage of net sales will generally decrease. During the first quarter of 2020, our net sales were negatively impacted by the price decreases experienced in the quarter and decreased customer demand, in particular for carbon flat products, which pressured our profitability during the first quarter of 2020.

 

During the last two weeks of March 2020 some of our customers announced temporary closures, reduced hours or staggered production schedules as a result of the stay at home, or shelter in place orders enacted in several U.S states as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the first quarter of 2020, these announcements did not significantly impact our consolidated business volumes, but we expect to see a significant impact during the second quarter of 2020 as the number of customers impacted and the length of the temporary closures extend, especially for those in the automotive and heavy industrial segment. During the first quarter of 2020, our net sales were negatively impacted by the price decreases experienced in the quarter and decreased customer demand, in particular for carbon flat products, which pressured our profitability during the first quarter of 2020.

 

23

 

Consolidated Operations

 

The following table presents consolidated operating results for the periods indicated (dollars are shown in thousands):

 

   

For the Three Months Ended March 31,

 
   

2020

   

2019

 
   

$

   

% of net sales

   

$

   

% of net sales

 

Net sales

  $ 354,380       100.0     $ 445,919       100.0  

Cost of materials sold (a)

    282,522       79.7       366,382       82.2  

Gross profit (b)

    71,858       20.3       79,537       17.8  

Operating expenses (c)

    68,807       19.4       73,463       16.5  

Operating income

    3,051       0.9       6,074       1.3  

Other loss, net

    (17 )     -       14       -  

Interest and other expense on debt

    2,239       0.6       3,242       0.7  

Income before income taxes

    795       0.3       2,846       0.6  

Income tax provision

    202       0.1       772       0.1  

Net income

  $ 593       0.2     $ 2,074       0.5  

 

(a) Includes $500 of LIFO income in 2020.  

(b) Gross profit is calculated as net sales less the cost of materials sold.

(c) Operating expenses are calculated as total costs and expenses from the Statement of Comprehensive Income less 

 

Net sales decreased 20.5% to $354.4 million in the first quarter of 2020 from $445.9 million in the first quarter of 2019. Carbon flat products net sales were 57.3% of total net sales in the first quarter of 2020 compared to 62.5% of total net sales in the first quarter of 2019. Specialty metals flat products net sales were 25.0% of total net sales in the first quarter of 2020 compared to 19.8% of total net sales in the first quarter of 2019. Tubular and pipe products net sales were 17.8% of total net sales for the first quarter of both 2020 and 2019. The decrease in net sales was due to a 17.0% decrease in average selling prices during the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019, and a 4.2% decrease in volume. We expect shipping levels to decrease significantly during the second quarter of 2020 due to the actions taken by our customers related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Cost of materials sold decreased 22.9% to $282.5 million in the first quarter of 2020 from $366.4 million in the first quarter of 2019. The decrease in cost of materials sold in the first quarter of 2020 is related to the decreased metals pricing discussed above.

 

As a percentage of net sales, gross profit (as defined in footnote (b) in the table above) increased to 20.3% in the first quarter of 2020 from 17.8% in the first quarter of 2019. The increase in the gross profit as a percentage of net sales is due to the impact of lower average selling prices, the decreased costs of inventory due to decreased industry metals pricing and the recognition of LIFO income.

 

Operating expenses in the first quarter of 2020 decreased $4.7 million, or 6.3%, to $68.8 million from $73.5 million in the first quarter of 2019. As a percentage of net sales, operating expenses increased to 19.4% for the first quarter of 2020 from 16.5% in the comparable 2019 period. Operating expenses in the carbon flat products segment decreased $2.8 million, operating expenses in the specialty metals products segment decreased $0.1 million, operating expenses in the tubular and pipe products segment decreased $1.4 million and Corporate expenses decreased $0.4 million compared to prior year’s first quarter. The decrease in operating expenses was primarily attributable to decreased variable warehouse and processing and distribution expenses related to decreased sales volume, decreased variable performance-based incentive compensation and actions taken by management in the second half of 2019 to reduce overall operating expenses. During the second quarter of 2020, we initiated temporary and permanent layoffs at our facilities to reflect our staffing needs with our decreased sales levels.

 

Interest and other expense on debt totaled $2.2 million, or 0.6% of net sales, for the first quarter of 2020 compared to $3.2 million, or 0.7% of net sales, for the first quarter of 2019. The decrease was due to decreased borrowings to fund working capital needs and decreased interest rates. Our effective borrowing rate, exclusive of deferred financing fees and commitment fees, was 3.9% for the first three months of 2020 compared to 4.0% for the first three months of 2019 due to the decrease in prime and LIBOR rates since the first quarter of 2019.

 

24

 

For the first quarter of 2020, income before income taxes totaled $0.8 million compared to $2.8 million in the first quarter of 2019.

 

An income tax provision of 25.4% was recorded for the first quarter of 2020, compared to an income tax provision of 27.1% for the first quarter of 2019. Normally, our tax provision or benefit for interim periods is determined using an estimate of our annual effective tax rate, adjusted for discrete items that are considered in the relevant period. Each quarter, we update our estimate of the annual effective tax rate, and if our estimated tax rate changes, we make a cumulative adjustment. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to accurately forecast an estimated annual effective tax rate. Therefore, we have recorded the tax provision for the first quarter of 2020 using an actual effective tax rate as of March 31, 2020.

 

Net income for the first quarter of 2020 totaled $0.6 million or $0.05 per basic and diluted share, compared to $2.1 million or $0.18 per basic and diluted share for the first quarter of 2019.

 

 

Segment Operations

 

Carbon flat products

 

The following table presents selected operating results for our carbon flat products segment for the periods indicated (dollars are shown in thousands, except for per ton information):

 

   

For the Three Months Ended March 31,

 
   

2020

   

2019

 
         

% of net sales

         

% of net sales

 

Direct tons sold

    247,100               257,814          

Toll tons sold

    16,010               15,357          

Total tons sold

    263,110               273,171          
                                 

Net sales

  $ 202,967       100.0     $ 278,536       100.0  

Average selling price per ton

    771               1,020          

Cost of materials sold

    163,137       80.4       233,316       83.8  

Gross profit (a)

    39,830       19.6       45,220       16.2  

Operating expenses (b)

    41,176       20.3       43,994       15.8  

Operating income

  $ (1,346 )     (0.7 )   $ 1,226       0.4  

 

(a) Gross profit is calculated as net sales less the cost of materials sold.

(b) Operating expenses are calculated as total costs and expenses less the cost of materials sold.  

 

Tons sold by our carbon flat products segment decreased 3.7% to 263 thousand in the first quarter of 2020 from 273 thousand in the first quarter of 2019. The decrease in tons sold is due to decreased customer demand experienced in the metals industry. We expect sales volumes in the second quarter of 2020 to decrease significantly from the first quarter of 2020, due to the actions taken by our customers related to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for our automotive-related customers.

 

Net sales in our carbon flat products segment decreased $75.6 million, or 27.1%, to $203.0 million in the first quarter of 2020 from $278.5 million in the first quarter of 2019. The decrease in sales was attributable to a 24.3% decrease in average selling prices in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019, and a 3.7% decrease in tons sold. Average selling prices in the first quarter of 2020 decreased to $771 per ton, compared with $1,020 per ton in the first quarter of 2019 and $799 per ton in the fourth quarter of 2019.

 

Cost of materials sold decreased $70.2 million, or 30.1%, to $163.1 million in the first quarter of 2020 from $233.3 million in the first quarter of 2019. The average cost of materials sold per ton decreased by 27.4% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. The decrease was due to the decreased market price for metals discussed above and the impact of selling higher costed inventory during the first quarter of 2019 compared to the first quarter of 2020.

 

As a percentage of net sales, gross profit (as defined in footnote (a) in the table above) increased to 19.6% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to 16.2% in the first quarter of 2019. The increase in gross profit percentage in 2020 was primarily due to the impact of lower average selling prices, as the gross profit per ton decreased by 8.6% or $14 per ton in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019.

 

25

 

Operating expenses in the first quarter of 2020 decreased $2.8 million, or 6.4%, to $41.2 million from $44.0 million in the first quarter of 2019. Operating expenses decreased as a result of decreased variable warehouse and processing and distribution expenses related to decreased sales volume and decreased variable performance-based incentive compensation. As a percentage of net sales, operating expenses increased to 20.3% for the first quarter of 2020 compared to 15.8% for first quarter of 2019.

 

Operating loss for the first quarter of 2020 totaled $1.3 million, or 0.7% of net sales, compared to operating income of $1.2 million, or 0.4% of net sales, for the first quarter of 2019.

 

Specialty metals flat products

 

The following table presents selected operating results for our specialty metals flat products segment for the periods indicated (dollars are shown in thousands, except for per ton information):

 

   

For the Three Months Ended March 31,

 
   

2020

   

2019

 
   

 

   

% of net sales

   

 

   

% of net sales

 

Direct tons sold

    32,372               32,190          

Toll tons sold

    2,198               3,594          

Total tons sold

    34,570               35,784          
                                 

Net sales

  $ 88,488       100.0     $ 88,097       100.0  

Average selling price per ton

    2,560               2,462          

Cost of materials sold

    76,235       86.2       76,245       86.5  

Gross profit (a)

    12,253       13.8       11,852       13.5  

Operating expenses (b)

    9,518       10.8       9,608       10.9  

Operating income

  $ 2,735       3.1     $ 2,244       2.5  

 

(a) Gross profit is calculated as net sales less the cost of materials sold.

(b) Operating expenses are calculated as total costs and expenses less the cost of materials sold.  

 

Tons sold by our specialty metals flat products segment decreased 3.4% to 35 thousand in the first quarter of 2020 from 36 thousand in the first quarter of 2019.

 

Net sales in our specialty metals flat products segment increased $0.4 million, or 0.4%, to $88.5 million in the first quarter of 2020 from $88.1 million in the first quarter of 2019. The increase in sales was due to a 4.0% increase in average selling prices offset by a 3.4% decrease in the volume during the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019. Average selling prices in the first quarter of 2020 were $2,560 per ton, compared with $2,462 per ton in the first quarter of 2019, and $2,260 per ton in the fourth quarter of 2019. The increase in the year over year average selling price per ton is a result of the increased surcharges on materials that we sell, specifically stainless steel. We expect shipping levels to decrease significantly during the second quarter of 2020 due to the actions taken by our customers related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect this segment’s sales to be down in the second quarter of 2020, but by a lesser percentage than the carbon segment.

 

Cost of materials sold remained flat at $76.2 million in the first quarter of 2020, as compared to the first quarter of 2019. The 3.5% increase in average cost of materials sold was offset by the 3.4% decrease in volume during the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019.

 

As a percentage of net sales, gross profit (as defined in footnote (a) in the table above) increased to 13.8% in the first quarter of 2020 from 13.5% in the first quarter of 2019. The gross profit per ton increased 7.0% to $354 per ton in the first quarter of 2020 from $331 per ton in the first quarter of 2019.

 

Operating expenses in the first quarter of 2020 decreased $0.1 million, or 1.0%, to $9.5 million from $9.6 million in the first quarter of 2019. As a percentage of net sales, operating expenses decreased to 10.8% for the first quarter of 2020 compared to 10.9% for the first quarter of 2019.

 

Operating income for the first quarter of 2020 totaled $2.7 million, or 3.1% of net sales, compared to $2.2 million, or 2.5% of net sales, for the first quarter of 2019.

 

26

 

Tubular and pipe products

 

The following table presents selected operating results for our tubular and pipe products segment for the periods indicated (dollars are shown in thousands):

 

   

For the Three Months Ended March 31,

 
   

2020

   

2019

 
   

$

   

% of net sales

   

$

   

% of net sales

 

Net sales

  $ 62,925       100.0     $ 79,286       100.0  

Cost of materials sold (a)

    43,150       68.6       56,821       71.7  

Gross profit (b)

    19,775       31.4       22,465       28.3  

Operating expenses (c)

    15,470       24.6       16,850       21.2  

Operating income

  $ 4,305       6.8     $ 5,615       7.1  

 

(a) Includes $500 of LIFO income for 2020.

(b) Gross profit is calculated as net sales less the cost of materials sold.

(c) Operating expenses are calculated as total costs and expenses less the cost of materials sold.  

 

Net sales decreased $16.4 million, or 20.6%, to $62.9 million in the first quarter of 2020 from $79.3 million in the first quarter of 2019. The decrease is a result of an 11.2% decrease in shipping volume and a 10.6% decrease in average selling prices during the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019. We expect shipping levels to decrease significantly during the second quarter of 2020 due to the actions taken by our customers related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect this segment’s sales to be down in the second quarter of 2020, but to a lesser percentage than the carbon segment.

 

Cost of materials sold decreased $13.7 million, or 24.1%, to $43.2 million in the first quarter of 2020 from $56.8 million in the first quarter of 2019. The decrease in cost of materials sold is primarily a result of the 11.2% decrease in sales volume and the 14.5% decrease in the average cost of materials sold in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019. During the first quarter of 2020, our tubular and pipe products segment recorded $0.5 million of LIFO income. There was no LIFO impact recorded during the first quarter of 2019.

 

As a percentage of net sales, gross profit (as defined in footnote (b) in the table above) increased to 31.4% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to 28.3% in the first quarter of 2019. As a percentage of net sales, the LIFO income recorded in the first quarter of 2020 increased gross profit by 0.8%.

 

Operating expenses in the first quarter of 2020 decreased $1.4 million, or 8.2%, to $15.5 million from $16.9 million in the first quarter of 2019. Operating expenses decreased in the first quarter of 2020 as a result of decreased variable warehouse and processing and distribution expenses related to decreased sales volume and decreased variable performance-based incentive compensation. Operating expenses increased to 24.6% of net sales in the first quarter of 2020 compared to 21.2% in the first quarter of 2019.

 

Operating income for the first quarter 2020 totaled $4.3 million, or 6.8% of net sales, compared to $5.6 million, or 7.1% of net sales, for the first quarter of 2019.

 

 

Corporate expenses

 

Corporate expenses were $2.6 million in the first quarter of 2020 compared to $3.0 million in the first quarter of 2019. Corporate expense decreased in the first quarter of 2020 as a result of decreased performance-based incentive compensation.

 

 

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Cash Flows

 

Our principal capital requirements include funding working capital needs, purchasing, upgrading and acquiring processing equipment and facilities, making acquisitions and paying dividends. We use cash generated from operations and borrowings under our credit facility to fund these requirements.

 

27

 

We believe that funds available under our ABL Credit Facility together with funds generated from operations, will be sufficient to provide us with the liquidity necessary to fund anticipated working capital requirements, capital expenditure requirements, our dividend payments and any share repurchases and business acquisitions over at least the next 12 months. However, if the COVID-19 pandemic suppresses business levels and metals prices for a prolonged period of time, we may need to seek some sources of liquidity beyond our current ABL Credit Facility. Our entire real estate portfolio is unencumbered by debt and could be used to generate additional liquidity, if required. We expect to generate cash and liquidity during the COVID-19 pandemic from working capital as business levels and metals pricing decreases. In addition, we have limited our capital spending during the COVID-19 pandemic to projects already in process, essential maintenance projects and safety projects. In the future, we may as part of our business strategy, acquire and dispose of assets or other companies in the same or complementary lines of business, or enter into or exit strategic alliances and joint ventures. Accordingly, the timing and size of our capital requirements are subject to change as business conditions warrant and opportunities arise.

 

Operating Activities

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, we used $12.0 million of net cash for operations of which $5.0 million was generated from operating activities and $17.0 million was used for working capital. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, we used $1.2 million of net cash for operations, net of assets acquired as part of the McCullough acquisition on January 2, 2019, of which $6.7 million was generated from operating activities and $7.9 million was used for working capital.

 

Net cash from operations totaled $5.0 million during the first quarter of 2020 and mainly consisted of net income of $0.6 million, depreciation and amortization of $5.1 million and stock-based compensation of $0.4 million, offset by changes in other long-term assets and other long-term liabilities of $1.1 million. Net cash from operations totaled $6.7 million during the first quarter of 2019 and mainly consisted of net income of $2.1 million, depreciation and amortization of $4.9 million and stock-based compensation of $1.5 million, offset by changes in other long-term assets and other long-term liabilities of $1.7 million.

 

Working capital at March 31, 2020 totaled $334.7 million, a $16.0 million increase from December 31, 2019. The increase was primarily attributable to a $32.2 million increase in accounts receivable (resulting from higher sales normally experienced in the first quarter compared to the lower sales in the fourth quarter) and an $4.9 million decrease in accrued payroll and other accrued liabilities, offset by $13.5 million increase in accounts payable and outstanding checks and a $6.0 million decrease in inventories (resulting from decreased inventory purchases and lower average inventory costs in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the fourth quarter of 2019).

 

Investing Activities

 

Net cash used for investing activities totaled $4.2 million during the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $13.4 million during the three months ended March 31, 2019. The $4.2 million of capital expenditures were primarily attributable to additional processing equipment at our existing facilities. During 2020, we expect our capital spending to be less than our annual depreciation expense. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting our spending to projects already in process, essential maintenance projects and safety projects.

 

Financing Activities

 

During the first three months of 2020, $15.8 million of cash was generated from financing activities, which primarily consisted of $16.1 million of net borrowings under our ABL Credit Facility offset by $0.2 million of dividends paid and $0.1 million used to repurchase common stock.

 

Dividends paid were $0.2 million for both the three months ended March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019. In April 2020, our Board of Directors approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.02 per share, which will be paid on June 15, 2020 to shareholders of record as of June 1, 2020. Regular dividend distributions in the future are subject to the availability of cash, the $5.0 million annual limitation on cash dividends and common stock repurchases under our ABL Credit Facility and continuing determination by our Board of Directors that the payment of dividends remains in the best interest of our shareholders.

 

28

 

Stock Repurchase Program

 

In 2015, our Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program of up to 550,000 shares of our issued and outstanding common stock, which could include open market repurchases, negotiated block transactions, accelerated stock repurchases or open market solicitations for shares, all or some of which may be effected through Rule 10b5-1 plans. Repurchased shares will be held in our treasury, or canceled and retired as our Board may determine from time to time. Any repurchases of common stock are subject to the covenants contained in the ABL Credit Facility. Under the ABL Credit Facility, we may repurchase common stock and pay dividends up to $5.0 million in the aggregate during any trailing twelve months without restrictions. Purchases in excess of $5.0 million require us to (i) maintain availability in excess of 20% of the aggregate revolver commitments ($95.0 million at March 31, 2020) or (ii) to maintain availability equal to or greater than 15% of the aggregate revolver commitments ($71.3 million at March 31, 2020) and we must maintain a pro-forma ratio of EBITDA, minus certain capital expenditures and cash taxes paid to fixed charges of at least 1.00 to 1.00. The timing and amount of any repurchases under the stock repurchase program will depend upon several factors, including market and business conditions, and limitations under the ABL Credit Facility, and repurchases may be discontinued at any time.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2020 we repurchased 15,000 shares, for an aggregate cost of $145 thousand. During the three months ended March 31, 2019 we repurchased 3,800 shares, for an aggregate cost of $64 thousand.

 

Debt Arrangements

 

Our ABL Credit Facility, is collateralized by our accounts receivable inventory and personal property. The ABL Credit Facility consists of (i) a revolving credit facility of $445 million, including a $20 million sub-limit for letters of credit and (ii) a first in, last out revolving credit facility of up to $30 million. Under the terms of the ABL Credit Facility, we may request additional commitments in the aggregate principal amount of up to $200 million to the extent that existing or new lenders agree to provide such additional commitments. Revolver borrowings are limited to the lesser of a borrowing base, comprised of eligible receivables and inventories, or $475 million in the aggregate. The ABL Credit Facility matures on December 8, 2022.

 

The ABL Credit Facility contains customary representations and warranties and certain covenants that limit our ability to, among other things: (i) incur or guarantee additional indebtedness; (ii) pay distributions on, redeem or repurchase capital stock or redeem or repurchase subordinated debt; (iii) make investments; (iv) sell assets; (v) enter into agreements that restrict distributions or other payments from restricted subsidiaries to us; (vi) incur liens securing indebtedness; (vii) consolidate, merge or transfer all or substantially all of our assets; and (viii) engage in transactions with affiliates. In addition, the ABL Credit Facility contains a financial covenant which requires (i) if any commitments or obligations are outstanding our availability is less than the greater of $30 million or 10.0% of the aggregate amount of revolver commitments ($47.5 million at March 31, 2020) or 10.0% of the aggregate borrowing base ($32.4 million at March 31, 2020) then we must maintain a ratio of Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) minus certain capital expenditures and cash taxes paid to fixed charges of at least 1.00 to 1.00 for the most recent twelve fiscal month period.

 

We have the option to borrow under its revolver based on the agent’s base rate plus a premium ranging from 0.00% to 0.25% or the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) plus a premium ranging from 1.25% to 2.75%.

 

As of March 31, 2020, we were in compliance with our covenants and had approximately $112.2 million of availability under the ABL Credit Facility.

 

As of March 31, 2020, $1.2 million of bank financing fees were included in “Prepaid expenses and other” and “Other long-term assets” on the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets. The financing fees are being amortized over the five-year term of the ABL Credit Facility and are included in “Interest and other expense on debt” on the accompanying Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income.

 

On January 10, 2019, we entered into a five-year forward starting fixed rate interest rate hedge in order to eliminate the variability of cash interest payments on $75 million of the outstanding LIBOR based borrowings under the ABL Credit Facility. The interest rate hedge fixed the rate at 2.57%.

 

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

This Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations is based on the consolidated financial statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The preparation of these financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements. We monitor and evaluate our estimates and assumptions, based on historical experience and various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results could differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

29

 

We review our financial reporting and disclosure practices and accounting practices quarterly to ensure they provide accurate and transparent information relative to the current economic and business environment. For further information regarding the accounting policies that we believe to be critical accounting policies that affect our more significant judgments and estimates used in preparing our consolidated financial statements, see Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

Our principal raw materials are carbon, coated and stainless steel, and aluminum, pipe and tube, flat rolled coil, sheet and plate that we typically purchase from multiple primary metals producers. The metals industry as a whole is cyclical and, at times, pricing and availability of metals can be volatile due to numerous factors beyond our control, including general domestic and international economic conditions, the levels of metals imported into the United States, labor costs, sales levels, competition, levels of inventory held by other metals service centers, consolidation of metals producers, new global capacity by metals producers, higher raw material costs for the producers of metals, import duties and tariffs and currency exchange rates. This volatility can significantly affect the availability and cost of raw materials for us.

 

We, like many other metals service centers, maintain substantial inventories of metals to accommodate the short lead times and just-in-time delivery requirements of our customers. Accordingly, we purchase metals in an effort to maintain our inventory at levels that we believe to be appropriate to satisfy the anticipated needs of our customers based upon historic buying practices, supply agreements with customers and market conditions. Our commitments to purchase metals are generally at prevailing market prices in effect at the time we place our orders. We have no long-term, fixed-price metals purchase contracts. When metals prices increase, competitive conditions will influence how much of the price increase we can pass on to our customers. To the extent we are unable to pass on future price increases in our raw materials to our customers, the net sales and profitability of our business could be adversely affected. When metals prices decline, customer demands for lower prices and our competitors’ responses to those demands could result in lower sale prices and, consequently, lower gross profits and inventory lower of cost or market adjustments as we sell existing inventory. Significant or rapid declines in metals prices or reductions in sales volumes could adversely impact our ability to remain in compliance with certain financial covenants in our credit facility, as well as result in us incurring inventory or intangible asset impairment charges. Changing metals prices therefore could significantly impact our net sales, gross profits, operating income and net income.

 

Rising metals prices result in higher working capital requirements for us and our customers. Some customers may not have sufficient credit lines or liquidity to absorb significant increases in the price of metals. While we have generally been successful in the past in passing on producers’ price increases and surcharges to our customers, there is no guarantee that we will be able to pass on price increases to our customers in the future. Declining metals prices have generally adversely affected our net sales and net income, while increasing metals prices have generally favorably affected our net sales and net income.

 

Approximately 45% and 48% of our consolidated net sales during the first three months of 2020 and 2019, respectively, were directly related to industrial machinery and equipment manufacturers and their fabricators.

 

Inflation generally affects us by increasing the cost of employee wages and benefits, transportation services, processing equipment, energy and borrowings under our credit facility. General inflation, excluding increases in the price of metals and increased distribution expense, has not had a material effect on our financial results during the past two years.

 

We are exposed to the impact of fluctuating metals prices and interest rate changes. During 2020 and 2019, we entered into metals swaps at the request of customers. These derivatives have not been designated as hedging instruments. For certain customers, we enter into contractual relationships that entitle us to pass-through the economic effect of trading positions that we take with other third parties on our customers’ behalf.

 

Our primary interest rate risk exposure results from variable rate debt. We have the option to enter into 30- to 180-day fixed base rate LIBOR loans under the ABL Credit Facility. On January 10, 2019, we entered into a five-year interest rate swap that locked the interest rate at 2.57% on $75 million of our revolving debt.

 

30

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

The evaluation required by Rule 13a-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q has been carried out under the supervision and with the participation of management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. These disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in reports that are filed with or submitted to the SEC is: (i) accumulated and communicated to management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures and (ii) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the SEC. Based on this evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of March 31, 2020, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the first quarter of 2020 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

We are continually monitoring and assessing the COVID-19 situation on our internal controls to minimize the impact on their design and operating effectiveness.

 

 

31

 

Part II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Items 1, 3, 4 and 5 of this Part II are either inapplicable or are answered in the negative and are omitted pursuant to the instructions to Part II.

 

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

The following updates and should be read in conjunction with the risk factors set forth under Item 1A (Risk Factors) in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic could have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and liquidity.

 

Although it is not possible to predict the ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including on our business, financial position or liquidity, such impacts that may be material include, but are not limited to: (i) reduced sales and profit levels, (ii) the slower payment of accounts receivable and potential increases in uncollectible accounts receivable, (iii) falling metals prices that could lead to lower of cost or market inventory adjustments and the impairment of intangible and long-lived assets, (v) reduced availability and productivity of our employees, (vi) increased operational risks as a result of remote work arrangements, including the potential effects on internal controls, as well as cybersecurity risks and increased vulnerability to security breaches, information technology disruptions and other similar events, (vii) negative impacts on our liquidity position, and (viii) increased costs and less ability to access funds under our ABL Credit Facility and the capital markets.  To the extent the duration of any of these conditions extends for a longer period of time, the impact will generally be a more severe adverse impact.

 

In addition, we cannot predict the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic will have on our customers, suppliers, vendors, and other business partners, and each of their financial conditions; however, any material effect on these parties could adversely impact us. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic may also exacerbate other risks discussed in Item 1A (Risk Factors) in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, any of which could have a material effect on us. This situation is changing rapidly and additional impacts may arise that we are not aware of currently.

 

 

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

 

This table provides information with respect to purchases by the Company of shares of its Common Stock during the quarter ended March 31, 2020:

 

   

Total number of

shares purchased

   

Average price

paid per share

   

Total number of shares purchased as part of publicly announced plans or programs

   

Maximum number of shares that may yet be purchased under the plans or programs (a)

 

01/01/20 thru 01/31/20

    -     $ -       -       375,212  

02/01/20 thru 02/29/20

    -       -       -       375,212  

03/01/20 thru 03/31/20

    15,000       9.64       15,000       360,212  

Total

    15,000     $ 9.64       15,000          

 

(a)

On October 2, 2015, the Company announced that its Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program of up to 550,000 shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock, which could include open market repurchases, negotiated block transactions, accelerated stock repurchases or open market solicitations for shares, all or some of which may be effected through Rule 10b5-1 plans.

 

32

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

 

Exhibit

 

Description of Document

 

Reference

 

31.1

 

 

Certification of the Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

Filed herewith

 

31.2

 

 

Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

Filed herewith

 

32.1

 

 

Certification of the Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

Furnished herewith

 

32.2

 

 

Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

Furnished herewith

 

101.INS

 

 

XBRL Instance Document

   

 

101.SCH

 

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

   

 

101.CAL

 

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

   

 

101.DEF

 

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition

   

 

101.LAB

 

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

   

 

101.PRE

 

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

   

 

33

 

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.

 

 

OLYMPIC STEEL, INC.

(Registrant)

   
Date: May 1, 2020

By: /s/ Richard T. Marabito

Richard T. Marabito

Chief Executive Officer

   
 

By: /s/ Richard A. Manson

Richard A. Manson

Chief Financial Officer

  (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

34
ex_183270.htm

 

Exhibit 31.1

 

Certification of the Principal Executive Officer

Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 78m(a) or 78o(d)

(Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)

 

 

I, Richard T. Marabito, certify that:

 

 

1.

I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Olympic Steel, Inc.;

 

 

2.

Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

 

3.

Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

 

4.

The registrant's other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

 

a.

designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

 

b.

designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

 

c.

evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

 

d.

disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

 

5.

The registrant's other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

 

a.

all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

 

b.

any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

By: /s/ Richard T. Marabito

Richard T. Marabito
Olympic Steel, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer

May 1, 2020

 

 
ex_183270.htm

 

Exhibit 31.2

 

Certification of the Principal Financial Officer

Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 78m(a) or 78o(d)

(Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)

 

 

I, Richard A. Manson, certify that:

 

 

1.

I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Olympic Steel, Inc.;

 

 

2.

Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

 

3.

Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

 

4.

The registrant's other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

 

a.

designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

 

b.

designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

 

c.

evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

 

d.

disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

 

5.

The registrant's other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

 

a.

all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

 

b.

any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

By: /s/ Richard A. Manson

Richard A. Manson
Olympic Steel, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer

May 1, 2020

 

 
ex_183270.htm

 

Exhibit 32.1

 

Certification of the Principal Executive Officer

Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350

(Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)

 

I, Richard T. Marabito, the Chief Executive Officer of Olympic Steel, Inc. (the "Company"), certify that to the best of my knowledge, based upon a review of this report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2020 of the Company (the “Report”):

 

1.

The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and

 

2.

The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company, as of the dates and for the periods expressed in this Report.

 

 

 

By: /s/ Richard T. Marabito

Richard T. Marabito

Olympic Steel, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer

May 1, 2020

 

 
ex_183270.htm

 

Exhibit 32.2

 

Certification of the Principal Financial Officer

Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350

(Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)

 

I, Richard A. Manson, the Chief Financial Officer of Olympic Steel, Inc. (the "Company"), certify that to the best of my knowledge, based upon a review of this report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2020 of the Company (the “Report”):

 

1.

The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and

 

2.

The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company as of the dates and for the periods expressed in this Report.

 

 

 

By: /s/ Richard A. Manson

Richard A. Manson
Olympic Steel, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer

May 1, 2020

 

 
v3.20.1
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Current Period Unaudited) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Mar. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,284 $ 5,742
Accounts receivable, net 165,782 133,572
Inventories, net (includes LIFO debit of $1,098 and $598 as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively) 267,554 273,531
Prepaid expenses and other 6,364 6,997
Total current assets 444,984 419,842
Property and equipment, at cost 420,594 416,511
Accumulated depreciation (264,699) (260,264)
Net property and equipment 155,895 156,247
Goodwill 3,423 3,423
Intangible assets, net 28,940 29,259
Other long-term assets 14,569 14,439
Right of use assets, net 30,156 26,345
Total assets 677,967 649,555
Liabilities    
Accounts payable 82,962 69,452
Accrued payroll 8,805 13,196
Other accrued liabilities 12,381 12,850
Current portion of lease liabilities 6,095 5,589
Total current liabilities 110,243 101,087
Credit facility revolver 209,052 192,925
Other long-term liabilities 15,964 14,068
Deferred income taxes 12,127 12,262
Lease liabilities 24,189 20,861
Total liabilities 371,575 341,203
Shareholders' Equity    
Preferred stock
Common stock 132,006 131,647
Treasury stock (480) (335)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (4,829) (2,281)
Retained earnings 179,695 179,321
Total shareholders' equity 306,392 308,352
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 677,967 $ 649,555