$HLIO Helios Technologies Outperforms on Augmented Strategy to Deliver 44% Revenue Growth and 324% EPS Growth in the Fourth Quarter 2021

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Helios Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: HLIO) (“Helios” or the “Company”), a global leader in highly engineered motion control and electronic controls technology for diverse end markets, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended January 1, 2022. Results include the acquisitions of BWG Holdings I Corp. (known as “Balboa Water Group” or “Balboa acquisition”) on November 6, 2020, the assets of BJN Technologies, LLC (“BJN”) on January 21, 2021, NEM S.r.l. (“NEM”) on July 9, 2021, and Shenzhen Joyonway Electronics & Technology Co., Ltd (“Joyonway”) on October 11, 2021.

Josef Matosevic, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our consistent exceptional performance is the direct result of the augmented strategy that we established and the excellent execution by our management team as well as the contributions of all of our colleagues around the world. Every day they are working to meet or exceed our customers’ requirements, advance innovative technology solutions, and exercise robust agility to address the challenges presented with the global macro economy. The depth and breadth of our innovation is validated by our strong organic growth as we introduce breakthrough technologies and capture greater market share. Our operating strategy is enabling our ability to remain highly responsive to our customers with lead times that well outpace the competition, even while operating conditions are less than ideal given supply shortages and material inflation. We are executing on our manufacturing roadmap to balance “make vs. buy” decisions and investing where needed to ensure we have capacity to meet the demand.”

He concluded, “Our augmented strategy is delivering on accelerated growth and our goal of $1 billion in revenue by 2023 is in our line of sight. We have tremendous potential as an organization, and I am very optimistic that it will be further unleashed when we move beyond these uniquely challenging times.”

Fourth Quarter 2021 Consolidated Results

($ in millions, except per share data) Q4 2021 Q4 2020 Change % Change
Net sales
$

217.7

$

151.6

$

66.1

44%

Gross profit
$

74.3

$

52.7

$

21.6

41%

Gross margin

34.2%

34.8%

(60)
bps
Operating income
$

31.9

$

10.4

$

21.5

207%

Operating margin

14.6%

6.9%

770
bps
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin

19.8%

18.8%

100
bps
Net income
$

23.6

$

5.6

$

18.0

321%

Diluted EPS
$

0.72

$

0.17

$

0.55

324%

Non-GAAP cash net income
$

32.9

$

19.2

$

13.7

71%

Diluted Non-GAAP cash EPS
$

1.01

$

0.60

$

0.41

68%

Adjusted EBITDA
$

49.3

$

35.1

$

14.2

40%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

22.7%

23.2%

(50)
bps

See the attached tables for additional important disclosures regarding Helios’s use of non-GAAP adjusted operating income, non-GAAP adjusted operating margin, non-GAAP cash net income, non-GAAP cash earnings per share, adjusted EBITDA (earnings before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization) and adjusted EBITDA margin (adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of sales) as well as reconciliations of GAAP operating income to non-GAAP adjusted operating income and non-GAAP adjusted operating margin and GAAP net income to non-GAAP cash net income, non-GAAP cash earnings per share, adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin. Helios believes that, when used in conjunction with measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, the non-GAAP measures described above help improve the understanding of its operating performance.

Sales

Sales reflected strong demand across all markets, and responsive manufacturing processes to deliver products and solutions to customers in a timely manner against supply chain constraints. Results included $26.4 million in sales from acquisitions. (See the table in this release that provides acquired revenue by segment by quarter). In addition, the Company experienced significant organic sales growth of $39.7 million, or 26%, compared with the prior-year period.
Strength in demand across all regions as markets recovered from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Foreign currency translation adjustment on sales: $1.5 million unfavorable.

Profits and margins

Gross profit and margin drivers: gross profit benefitted from increased volume during the quarter while gross margin declined by 60 basis points compared with the prior-year period, as improved leverage of our fixed cost base on the higher sales was offset by increases in logistics and raw material costs and reduced manufacturing labor efficiencies. In addition, the business model of the Balboa acquisition has lower gross margins but higher operating margins.
Selling, engineering and administrative (“SEA”) expenses: as a percentage of sales, improved 610 basis points to 16.0% compared with the 2020 fourth quarter, reflecting both the benefit of fixed cost leverage on higher sales and continued cost management initiatives.
Amortization of intangible assets: $7.5 million down from $8.8 million in the prior year reflecting timing related to the Company’s acquisitions.

Non-operating items

Net interest expense: $3.9 million in the quarter, down $0.8 million compared with the prior-year period due to lower debt balances.
Effective tax rate: 13.6% compared with 22.4% in the prior-year period due to positive impacts from the release of reserves related to previously disclosed tax controversies regarding transfer pricing matters in the US, UK, and Germany.

Net income, earnings per share, non-GAAP cash earnings per share and adjusted EBITDA

GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share: $23.6 million and $0.72 per share.
Diluted Non-GAAP cash earnings per share: $1.01 compared with $0.60 last year due to higher sales, operational efficiencies, and strong outperformance from the Balboa acquisition.
Adjusted EBITDA margin: declined 50 basis points to 22.7% compared with the prior-year period as higher volume was offset by material inflation and operational inefficiencies related to supply chain challenges.

2021 Consolidated Results

($ in millions, except per share data)
2021

2020

Change

% Change

Net sales
$

869.2

$

523.0

$

346.2

66%

Gross profit
$

312.8

$

196.2

$

116.6

59%

Gross margin

36.0%

37.5%

(150)
bps
Operating income
$

149.3

$

35.4

$

113.9

322%

Operating margin

17.2%

6.8%

1040
bps
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin

22.1%

19.5%

260
bps
Net income
$

104.6

$

14.2

$

90.4

637%

Diluted EPS
$

3.22

$

0.44

$

2.78

632%

Non-GAAP cash net income
$

138.1

$

71.9

$

66.2

92%

Diluted Non-GAAP cash EPS
$

4.25

$

2.24

$

2.01

90%

Adjusted EBITDA
$

214.1

$

121.2

$

92.9

77%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

24.6%

23.2%

140
bps

See the attached tables for additional important disclosures regarding Helios’s use of non-GAAP adjusted operating income, non-GAAP adjusted operating margin, non-GAAP cash net income, non-GAAP cash earnings per share, adjusted EBITDA (earnings before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization) and adjusted EBITDA margin (adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of sales) as well as reconciliations of GAAP operating income to non-GAAP adjusted operating income and non-GAAP adjusted operating margin and GAAP net income to non-GAAP cash net income, non-GAAP cash earnings per share, adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin. Helios believes that, when used in conjunction with measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, the non-GAAP measures described above help improve the understanding of its operating performance.

Sales

Sales growth reflected strong demand across all regions and markets, in particular agriculture, construction equipment, recreation, and health & wellness. Results included $206.6 million in sales related to acquisitions. (See the table in this release that provides acquired revenue by segment by quarter). In addition, the Company experienced strong organic growth of $139.5 million, or 27%, compared with 2020.
Foreign currency translation adjustment on sales: $12.4 million favorable.

Profits and margins

Gross profit and margin drivers: gross profit benefitted from increased volume during the period. Gross margin declined by 150 basis points compared with the prior-year period as manufacturing labor efficiencies and improved leverage of our fixed cost base on the higher sales were offset by increases in logistics and raw material costs. In addition, the business model of the Balboa acquisition has lower gross margins but higher operating margins.
Selling, engineering and administrative (“SEA”) expenses: 15.0% as a percentage of sales, improved
540 basis points compared with the prior-year period, reflecting both the lower SEA expenses relative to sales for the Balboa acquisition, fixed cost leverage on higher sales, and continued cost containment initiatives.
Amortization of intangible assets: increased $10.7 million to $32.8 million from the prior year reflecting the Balboa acquisition.
Goodwill impairment charge: last year’s first quarter included a $31.9 million impairment charge resulting from weakened market outlook primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Non-operating items

Net interest expense: $3.6 million increase to $16.9 million compared with the prior-year period reflecting higher debt balances.
Effective tax rate: 20.3% compared with 17.6% in the prior year, excludes non-taxable goodwill impairment charge, included certain one-time benefits in the second quarter of 2020 that reduced the effective tax rate for the period.

Net income, earnings per share, non-GAAP cash earnings per share and adjusted EBITDA

GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share: $104.6 million and $3.22 per share.
Diluted Non-GAAP cash earnings per share: $4.25 compared with $2.24 in the prior-year period driven by strong demand, operational efficiencies and strong performance of the Balboa acquisition.
Adjusted EBITDA margin: 24.6%, up 140 basis points compared with the prior-year period due to higher volume and operational efficiencies.

Hydraulics Segment Review

(Refer to sales by geographic region and segment data in accompanying tables)

Hydraulics Three Months Ended
Q4 2021 Q4 2020 Change % Change
Net Sales
Americas
$

46.5

$

31.3

$

15.2

49%

EMEA

45.3

34.4

10.9

32%

APAC

39.1

37.4

1.7

5%

Total Segment Sales
$

130.9

$

103.1

$

27.8

27%

Gross Profit
$

46.8

$

37.6

$

9.2

24%

Gross Margin

35.8%

36.5%

(70)
bps
SEA Expenses
$

19.2

$

18.0

$

1.2

7%

Operating Income
$

27.6

$

19.6

$

8.0

41%

Operating Margin

21.1%

19.0%

210
bps

Fourth Quarter Hydraulics Segment Review

Higher sales in all regions were driven by demand from U.S. and European agriculture and construction equipment markets, as well as mobile and industrial equipment markets; foreign currency exchange rates had a $1.5 million unfavorable adjustment on sales.
Gross margin of 35.8% reflects improved leverage on higher volume offset by reduced production labor efficiencies related to COVID absenteeism and higher material and freight costs.
Operating margin of 21.1% improved 210 basis points, reflecting improved leverage of our fixed cost base and disciplined cost management efforts.

Electronics Segment Review

(Refer to sales by geographic region and segment data in accompanying tables)

Electronics Three Months Ended
Q4 2021 Q4 2020 Change % Change
Net Sales
Americas
$

64.5

$

37.5

$

27.0

72%

EMEA

10.6

4.9

5.7

116%

APAC

11.7

6.1

5.6

92%

Total Segment Sales
$

86.8

$

48.5

$

38.3

79%

Gross Profit
$

27.5

$

17.0

$

10.5

62%

Gross Margin

31.7%

35.0%

(330)
bps
SEA Expenses
$

12.1

$

8.0

$

4.1

51%

Operating Income
$

15.4

$

9.0

$

6.4

71%

Operating Margin

17.7%

18.5%

(80)
bps

Fourth Quarter Electronics Segment Review

Higher sales included $20.7 million related to the acquisitions of Balboa and Joyonway. Strong demand from health and wellness and recreational markets drove sales, partially offset by supply chain constraints.
Gross margin reflects the different business model of the Balboa acquisition, which has lower gross margins that are offset by a lower SEA expense structure. Additionally, raw material, freight and logistics costs increased as a result of materials shortages and efforts to meet customer requirements on a timely basis.
Operating margin of 17.7% reflects flow through of gross margin impacts offset by fixed cost leverage on higher sales.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Review

Total debt at year-end was $445.0 million compared with $462.4 million at January 2, 2021.
Cash and cash equivalents at January 1, 2022 were $28.5 million compared with $25.2 million at the end of 2020.
Inventory increased $55.3 million from the end of 2020 driven by the macro issues in the supply chain. These issues include the Company purchasing parts ahead of material shortages, holding some inventory for past due orders where one or two components have been delayed in the supply chain, along with customers changing shipping schedules once the Company has already manufactured the products.
Pro-forma net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA improved to 1.89x at the end of 2021 (pro-forma for NEM and Joyonway) compared with 3.0x (pro-forma for Balboa) at the end of 2020, further demonstrating the Company’s ability to rapidly de-lever the balance sheet following an acquisition. At the end of 2021, the Company had $158.0 million available on its revolving lines of credit.
Net cash provided by operations was $113.2 million in 2021 compared with $108.6 million in the prior-year period.
Capital expenditures were $26.8 million for the full year of 2021. The Company expects to spend between 3% to 5% of sales in capital investments in 2022.

2022 Outlook

The following provides the Company’s expectations for 2022. This assumes constant currency, using quarter end rates, is based on organic growth only, and that markets served are not further impacted by the global pandemic or the geo-political environment.

2021 Actual

2022 Outlook

Consolidated revenue
$869.2 million

$930 - $950 million

Adjusted EBITDA
$214.1 million

$219 - $238 million

Adjusted EBITDA margin
24.6%

23.5% - 25.0%

Interest expense
$16.9 million

$14 - $15 million

Effective tax rate
20.3%

21% - 23%

Depreciation
$21.4 million

$24.5 - $26.5 million

Amortization
$33.0 million

$28 - $29 million

Capital expenditures % total revenue
3%

3% - 5% of sales

Diluted Non-GAAP Cash EPS
$4.25

$4.35 -$4.60

Webcast

The Company will host a conference call and webcast tomorrow, March 1st at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time to review its financial and operating results and discuss its corporate strategies and outlook. A question-and-answer session will follow. The conference call can be accessed by calling (201) 689-8573. The audio webcast will be available at www.heliostechnologies.com.

A telephonic replay will be available from approximately 12:00 p.m. ET on the day of the call through Tuesday, March 8, 2022. To listen to the archived call, dial (412) 317-6671 and enter conference ID number 13725927. The webcast replay will be available in the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.heliostechnologies.com, where a transcript will also be posted once available.

About Helios Technologies

Helios Technologies is a global leader in highly engineered motion control and electronic controls technology for diverse end markets, including construction, material handling, agriculture, energy, recreational vehicles, marine, health and wellness. Helios sells its products to customers in over 90 countries around the world. Its strategy for growth is to be the leading provider in niche markets, with premier products and solutions through innovative product development and acquisition. The Company has paid a cash dividend to its shareholders every quarter since becoming a public company in 1997. For more information please visit: www.heliostechnologies.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This news release contains “forward‐looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. They include statements regarding current expectations, estimates, forecasts, projections, our beliefs, and assumptions made by Helios Technologies, Inc. (“Helios” or the “Company”), its directors or its officers about the Company and the industry in which it operates, and assumptions made by management, and include among other items, (i) the Company’s strategies regarding growth, including its intention to develop new products and make acquisitions; (ii) the effectiveness of creating the Center of Engineering Excellence; (iii) the Company’s financing plans; (iv) trends affecting the Company’s financial condition or results of operations; (v) the Company’s ability to continue to control costs and to meet its liquidity and other financing needs; (vi) the declaration and payment of dividends; and (vii) the Company’s ability to respond to changes in customer demand domestically and internationally, including as a result of standardization. In addition, we may make other written or oral statements, which constitute forward-looking statements, from time to time. Words such as “may,” “expects,” “projects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” variations of such words, and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Similarly, statements that describe our future plans, objectives or goals also are forward-looking statements. These statements are not guaranteeing future performance and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Our actual results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, (i) supply chain disruption and the potential inability to procure goods; (ii) conditions in the capital markets, including the interest rate environment and the availability of capital; (iii) inflation (including hyperinflation) or recession; (iv) changes in the competitive marketplace that could affect the Company’s revenue and/or cost bases, such as increased competition, lack of qualified engineering, marketing, management or other personnel, and increased labor and raw materials costs; (v) risks related to health epidemics, pandemics and similar outbreaks and similar outbreaks, including, without limitation, the current COVID-19 pandemic, which may among other things, adversely affect our supply chain, material costs, and work force and may have material adverse effects on our business, financial position, results of operations and/or cash flows; and (vi) new product introductions, product sales mix and the geographic mix of sales nationally and internationally. Further information relating to factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated is included but not limited to information under the heading Item 1. “Business” and Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended January 2, 2021.

This news release will discuss some historical non-GAAP financial measures, which the Company believes are useful in evaluating its performance. The determination of the amounts that are excluded from these non-GAAP measures is a matter of management judgment and depends upon, among other factors, the nature of the underlying expense or income recognized in a given period. You should not consider the inclusion of this additional information in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

This news release also presents forward-looking statements regarding non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin and Diluted non-GAAP cash EPS. The Company is unable to present a quantitative reconciliation of these forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP financial measures because such information is not available, and management cannot reliably predict the necessary components of such GAAP measures without unreasonable effort or expense. In addition, the Company believes that such reconciliations would imply a degree of precision that would be confusing or misleading to investors. The unavailable information could have a significant impact on the Company’s 2022 financial results. These non-GAAP financial measures are preliminary estimates and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, among others, changes in connection with quarter-end and year-end adjustments. Any variation between the Company’s actual results and preliminary financial data set forth above may be material.

HELIOS TECHNOLOGIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended For the Year Ended
January 1, 2022 January 2, 2021 % Change January 1, 2022 January 2, 2021 % Change

Net sales
$

217,687

$

151,618

44

%

$

869,185

$

523,040

66

%

Cost of sales

143,343

98,902

45

%

556,380

326,812

70

%

Gross profit

74,344

52,716

41

%

312,805

196,228

59

%

Gross margin

34.2

%

34.8

%

36.0

%

37.5

%

Selling, engineering and administrative expenses

34,927

33,525

4

%

130,685

106,831

22

%

Amortization of intangible assets

7,527

8,791

(14

)%

32,811

22,114

48

%

Goodwill impairment

-

-

NM

-

31,871

NM

Operating income

31,890

10,400

207

%

149,309

35,412

322

%

Operating margin

14.6

%

6.9

%

17.2

%

6.8

%

Interest expense, net

3,907

4,714

(17

)%

16,871

13,286

27

%

Foreign currency transaction (gain) loss, net

(301

)

(1,237

)

(76

)%

970

(1,555

)

(162

)%

Other non-operating expense (income), net

1,016

(233

)

(536

)%

289

(366

)

(179

)%

Income before income taxes

27,268

7,156

281

%

131,179

24,047

446

%

Income tax provision

3,713

1,605

131

%

26,583

9,829

170

%

Net income
$

23,555

$

5,551

324

%

$

104,596

$

14,218

636

%

Net income per share:
Basic
$

0.73

$

0.17

329

%

$

3.24

$

0.44

636

%

Diluted
$

0.72

$

0.17

324

%

$

3.22

$

0.44

632

%

Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic

32,403

32,113

32,304

32,088

Diluted

32,579

32,211

32,475

32,210

Dividends declared per share
$

0.09

$

0.09

$

0.36

$

0.36

NM = Not meaningful

HELIOS TECHNOLOGIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except per share data)

January 1, 2022 January 2, 2021
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
$

28,540

$

25,216

Restricted cash

41

41

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for
credit losses of $1,212 and $1,493

134,561

97,623

Inventories, net

165,629

110,372

Income taxes receivable

2,762

1,103

Other current assets

20,101

19,664

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Total current assets

351,634

254,019

Property, plant and equipment, net

174,210

163,177

Deferred income taxes

2,934

6,645

Goodwill

459,936

443,533

Other intangible assets, net

412,759

419,375

Other assets

13,873

10,230

Total assets
$

1,415,346

$

1,296,979

Liabilities and shareholders’ equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
$

85,301

$

59,477

Accrued compensation and benefits

28,595

22,985

Other accrued expenses and current liabilities

28,254

24,941

Current portion of long-term non-revolving debt, net

18,125

16,229

Dividends payable

2,917

2,891

Income taxes payable

6,328

1,489

Total current liabilities

169,520

128,012

Revolving line of credit

242,312

255,909

Long-term non-revolving debt, net

183,897

189,932

Deferred income taxes

71,836

78,864

Other noncurrent liabilities

38,818

36,472

Total liabilities

706,383

689,189

Commitments and contingencies

-

-

Shareholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, par value $0.001, 2,000 shares authorized,
no shares issued or outstanding

-

-

Common stock, par value $0.001, 100,000 shares authorized,
32,407 and 32,121 issued and outstanding

32

32

Capital in excess of par value

394,641

371,778

Retained earnings

363,279

270,320

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(48,989

)

(34,340

)

Total shareholders’ equity

708,963

607,790

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
$

1,415,346

$

1,296,979

HELIOS TECHNOLOGIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)

For the Year Ended

January 1,

2022

January 2,

2021

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income
$

104,596

$

14,218

Adjustments to reconcile net income to
net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization

54,401

39,695

Goodwill Impairment

-

31,871

Stock-based compensation expense

8,880

5,781

Amortization of debt issuance costs

498

1,107

Benefit for deferred income taxes

(1,403

)

(3,631

)

Amortization of acquisition- related inventory step up

558

1,874

Forward contract (gains) / losses, net

(4,685

)

5,458

Other, net

55

1,006

(Increase) decrease in operating assets:
Accounts receivable

(32,352

)

727

Inventories

(52,549

)

570

Income taxes receivable

(688

)

1,731

Other current assets

729

(1,856

)

Other assets

5,332

4,030

Increase (decrease) in operating liabilities:
Accounts payable

23,792

10,569

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

8,087

3,806

Income taxes payable

5,686

(5,127

)

Other noncurrent liabilities

(7,735

)

(3,273

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

113,202

108,556

Cash flows from investing activities:
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired

(61,106

)

(217,029

)

Capital expenditures

(26,794

)

(14,580

)

Proceeds from dispositions of equipment

175

100

Cash settlement of forward contracts

2,356

(3,524

)

Software development costs

(2,499

)

(865

)

Amounts paid to for net assets acquired

(2,400

)

-

Net cash used in investing activities

(90,268

)

(235,898

)

Cash flows from financing activities:
Borrowings on revolving credit facilities

81,189

117,565

Repayment of borrowings on revolving credit facilities

(86,823

)

(79,609

)

Borrowings on long-term non-revolving debt

12,026

119,727

Repayment of borrowings on long-term non-revolving debt

(16,244

)

(5,958

)

Proceeds from stock issued

1,822

1,344

Dividends to shareholders

(11,610

)

(11,550

)

Debt issuance costs

-

(1,714

)

Payment of contingent consideration liabilities

(328

)

(830

)

Other financing activities

(2,628

)

(1,234

)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(22,596

)

137,741

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

2,986

(7,304

)

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

3,324

3,095

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

25,257

22,162

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period
$

28,581

$

25,257

HELIOS TECHNOLOGIES
SEGMENT DATA
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended For the Year Ended
January 1, 2022 January 2, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 2, 2021
Sales:
Hydraulics
$

130,900

$

103,079

$

516,449

$

407,192

Electronics

86,787

48,539

352,736

115,848

Consolidated
$

217,687

$

151,618

$

869,185

$

523,040

Gross profit and margin:
Hydraulics
$

46,819

$

37,617

$

193,366

$

150,312

35.8

%

36.5

%

37.5

%

36.9

%

Electronics

27,525

16,973

119,997

47,790

31.7

%

35.0

%

34.0

%

41.3

%

Corporate and other

-

(1,874

)

(558

)

(1,874

)

Consolidated
$

74,344

$

52,716

$

312,805

$

196,228

34.2

%

34.8

%

36.0

%

37.5

%

Operating income (loss) and margin:
Hydraulics
$

27,627

$

19,584

$

119,824

$

81,996

21.1

%

19.0

%

23.2

%

20.1

%

Electronics

15,371

8,963

71,695

19,363

17.7

%

18.5

%

20.3

%

16.8

%

Corporate and other

(11,108

)

(18,147

)

(42,210

)

(65,947

)

Consolidated
$

31,890

$

10,400

$

149,309

$

35,412

14.6

%

6.9

%

17.2

%

6.8

%

ORGANIC AND ACQUIRED REVENUE
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Full Year Ended

Three Months Ended

Full Year Ended

March 28,

June 27,

September 26,

January 2,

January 2,

April 3,

July 3,

October 2,

January 1,

January 1,

2020

2020

2020

2021

2021

2021

2021

2021

2022

2022

Hydraulics
Organic
$

103,818

$

102,089

$

98,206

$

103,079

$

407,192

$

119,106

$

133,039

$

128,672

$

125,200

$

506,017

Acquisition

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4,732

5,700

10,432

Total
$

103,818

$

102,089

$

98,206

$

103,079

$

407,192

$

119,106

$

133,039

$

133,404

$

130,900

$

516,449

Electronics
Organic
$

25,665

$

17,205

$

24,439

$

22,481

$

89,790

$

29,459

$

30,191

$

30,808

$

66,107

$

156,565

Acquisition

-

-

-

26,058

26,058

56,279

60,183

59,029

20,680

196,171

Total
$

25,665

$

17,205

$

24,439

$

48,539

$

115,848

$

85,738

$

90,374

$

89,837

$

86,787

$

352,736

Consolidated
Organic
$

129,483

$

119,294

$

122,645

$

125,560

$

496,982

$

148,565

$

163,230

$

159,480

$

191,307

$

662,582

Acquisition

-

-

-

26,058

26,058

56,279

60,183

63,761

26,380

206,603

Total
$

129,483

$

119,294

$

122,645

$

151,618

$

523,040

$

204,844

$

223,413

$

223,241

$

217,687

$

869,185

HELIOS TECHNOLOGIES
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
(Unaudited)

2021 Sales by Geographic Region and Segment
($ in millions)

Q1

% Change

y/y

Q2

% Change

y/y

Q3

% Change

y/y

Q4

% Change

y/y

YTD 2021

% Change

y/y

Americas:
Hydraulics
$

34.3

(8

%)

$

41.7

22

%

$

45.2

63

%

$

46.5

49

%

$

167.7

29

%

Electronics

65.0

201

%

64.1

378

%

64.2

200

%

$

64.5

72

%

257.8

175

%

Consol. Americas

99.3

69

%

105.8

122

%

109.4

123

%

111.0

61

%

425.5

90

%

% of total

48

%

47

%

49

%

51

%

49

%

EMEA:
Hydraulics
$

43.3

29

%

$

46.6

49

%

$

44.8

40

%

$

45.3

32

%

$

180.0

37

%

Electronics

9.3

272

%

11.0

479

%

11.1

640

%

$

10.6

116

%

42.0

289

%

Consol. EMEA

52.6

46

%

57.6

74

%

55.9

66

%

55.9

42

%

222.0

56

%

% of total

26

%

26

%

25

%

26

%

26

%

APAC:
Hydraulics
$

41.5

26

%

$

44.7

22

%

$

43.4

13

%

$

39.1

5

%

$

168.7

16

%

Electronics

11.4

613

%

15.3

705

%

14.5

867

%

$

11.7

92

%

52.9

377

%

Consol. APAC

52.9

53

%

60.0

55

%

57.9

45

%

50.8

17

%

221.7

42

%

% of total

26

%

27

%

26

%

23

%

26

%

Total
$

204.8

58

%

$

223.4

87

%

$

223.2

82

%

$

217.7

44

%

$

869.2

66

%

2020 Sales by Geographic Region and Segment
($ in millions)

Q1

% Change

y/y

Q2

% Change

y/y

Q3

% Change

y/y

Q4

% Change

y/y

2020

% Change

y/y

Americas:
Hydraulics
$

37.3

(10

%)

$

34.2

(17

%)

$

27.7

(36

%)

$

31.3

(14

%)

$

130.5

(20

%)

Electronics

21.6

(17

%)

13.4

(50

%)

21.4

(11

%)

37.5

92

%

93.9

(2

%)

Consol. Americas

58.9

(13

%)

47.6

(30

%)

49.1

(27

%)

68.8

24

%

224.4

(13

%)

% of total

45

%

40

%

40

%

45

%

43

%

EMEA:
Hydraulics
$

33.5

(20

%)

$

31.2

(15

%)

$

32.1

1

%

$

34.4

11

%

$

131.2

(7

%)

Electronics

2.5

0

%

1.9

6

%

1.5

(29

%)

4.9

145

%

10.8

29

%

Consol. EMEA

36.0

(19

%)

33.1

(14

%)

33.6

(1

%)

39.3

19

%

142.0

(5

%)

% of total

28

%

28

%

27

%

26

%

27

%

APAC:
Hydraulics
$

33.0

(0

%)

$

36.7

3

%

$

38.4

10

%

$

37.4

6

%

$

145.5

5

%

Electronics

1.6

(11

%)

1.9

12

%

1.5

(17

%)

6.1

221

%

11.1

54

%

Consol. APAC

34.6

(1

%)

38.6

3

%

39.9

9

%

43.5

17

%

156.6

7

%

% of total

27

%

32

%

33

%

29

%

30

%

Total
$

129.5

(12

%)

$

119.3

(17

%)

$

122.6

(11

%)

$

151.6

20

%

$

523.0

(6

%)

HELIOS TECHNOLOGIES
Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income RECONCILIATION
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended For the Year Ended
January 1, 2022 January 2, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 2, 2021
GAAP operating income
$

31,890

$

10,400

$

149,309

$

35,412

Acquisition-related amortization of intangible assets

7,527

8,791

32,811

22,114

Acquisition and financing-related expenses

2,840

7,088

5,741

7,264

Restructuring charges

-

-

472

361

CEO and officer transition costs

(252

)

161

319

2,592

Goodwill impairment

-

-

-

31,871

Inventory step-up amortization

-

1,874

558

1,874

Acquisition integration costs

1,121

257

2,850

257

Other

-

-

(99

)

-

Non-GAAP adjusted operating income
$

43,126

$

28,571

$

191,961

$

101,745

GAAP operating margin

14.6

%

6.9

%

17.2

%

6.8

%

Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin

19.8

%

18.8

%

22.1

%

19.5

%

Adjusted EBITDA RECONCILIATION
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended For the Year Ended
January 1, 2022 January 2, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 2, 2021
Net income
$

23,555

$

5,551

$

104,596

$

14,218

Interest expense, net

3,907

4,714

16,871

13,286

Income tax provision

3,713

1,605

26,583

9,829

Depreciation and amortization

13,270

13,890

54,401

39,695

EBITDA

44,445

25,760

202,451

77,028

Acquisition and financing-related expenses

2,840

7,088

5,741

7,264

Restructuring charges

-

-

472

361

CEO and officer transition costs

(252

)

161

319

2,592

Goodwill impairment

-

-

-

31,871

Inventory step-up amortization

-

1,874

558

1,874

Acquisition integration costs

1,121

257

2,850

257

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

1,050

-

1,050

(47

)

Other

144

-

625

-

Adjusted EBITDA
$

49,348

$

35,140

$

214,066

$

121,200

Adjusted EBITDA margin

22.7

%

23.2

%

24.6

%

23.2

%

Pre-acquisition adjusted EBITDA, 2021 NEM and Joyonway, 2020 Balboa

6,335

22,589

TTM Pro forma adjusted EBITDA
$

220,401

$

143,789

HELIOS TECHNOLOGIES
Non-GAAP Cash Net Income RECONCILIATION
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended For the Year Ended
January 1, 2022 January 2, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 2, 2021
Net income
$

23,555

$

5,551

$

104,596

$

14,218

Amortization of intangible assets

7,611

8,791

33,042

22,114

Acquisition and financing-related expenses

2,840

7,088

5,741

7,264

Restructuring charges

-

-

472

361

CEO and officer transition costs

(252

)

161

319

2,592

Goodwill impairment

-

-

-

31,871

Inventory Amortization Step-up

-

1,874

558

1,874

Acquisition integration costs

1,121

257

2,850

257

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

1,050

-

1,050

(47

)

Other

144

-

625

-

Tax effect of above

(3,129

)

(4,543

)

(11,164

)

(8,604

)

Non-GAAP cash net income
$

32,940

$

19,179

$

138,089

$

71,900

Non-GAAP cash net income per diluted share
$

1.01

$

0.60

$

4.25

$

2.24

Net Debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA RECONCILIATION
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

As of
January 1, 2022
Current portion of long-term non-revolving debt, net
$

18,125

Revolving lines of credit

243,023

Long-term non-revolving debt, net

183,897

Total debt

445,045

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

28,540

Net debt
$

416,505

TTM Pro forma adjusted EBITDA*
$

220,401

Ratio of net debt to TTM pro forma adjusted EBITDA

1.89

*On a pro-forma basis for NEM and Joyonway

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Non-GAAP Forward-looking Financial Measures:

Adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA, cash net income and cash net income per diluted share are not measures determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, commonly known as GAAP. Nevertheless, Helios believes that providing non-GAAP information such as adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA, cash net income and cash net income per diluted share are important for investors and other readers of Helios’s financial statements, as they are used as analytical indicators by Helios’s management to better understand operating performance. Because adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA, cash net income and cash net income per diluted share are non-GAAP measures and are thus susceptible to varying calculations, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA, cash net income and cash net income per diluted share, as presented, may not be directly comparable with other similarly titled measures used by other companies.

The Company does not provide a reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures, such as adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin and cash net income and cash net income per diluted share disclosed above in our 2022 Outlook, to their comparable GAAP financial measures because it could not do so without unreasonable effort due to the unavailability of the information needed to calculate reconciling items and due to the variability, complexity and limited visibility of the adjusting items that would be excluded from the non-GAAP financial measures in future periods. When planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods, the Company does so primarily on a non-GAAP basis without preparing a GAAP analysis.

__________________________________
1 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. See comments regarding the use of non-GAAP measures and the reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures in the tables of this release
2 On a pro-forma basis for NEM and Joyonway

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Contacts:

For more information:
Tania Almond
Vice President, Investor Relations, Corporate Communication and Risk Management
(941) 362-1333
tania.almond@HLIO.com