hxl-10q_20150630.htm

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

x

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

For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2015

or

¨

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 1-8472

 

Hexcel Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

94-1109521

(State of Incorporation)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

Two Stamford Plaza

281 Tresser Boulevard

Stamford, Connecticut 06901-3238

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (203) 969-0666

 

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  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted 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 and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨

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

 

Large accelerated filer x

 

Accelerated filer o

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer o

 

Smaller reporting company o

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

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

 

Class

 

Outstanding at July 14, 2015

COMMON STOCK

 

96,409,623

 

 

 

 

 


 

HEXCEL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

INDEX

 

 

 

 

  

Page

PART I.

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1.

 

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets — June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014

  

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations — The Quarters and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

  

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income — The Quarters and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

  

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows — The Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

  

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

  

6

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 2.

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

  

16

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

  

22

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

  

22

 

 

 

 

 

PART II.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  

23

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1.

 

Legal Proceedings

  

23

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1A.

 

Risk Factors

  

23

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

  

24

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 6.

 

Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K

  

24

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

  

25

 

 

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

Hexcel Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

December 31,

 

(In millions)

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

35.3

 

 

$

70.9

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

283.7

 

 

 

233.5

 

Inventories

 

 

326.8

 

 

 

290.1

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

106.2

 

 

 

87.2

 

Total current assets

 

 

752.0

 

 

 

681.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

 

1,974.5

 

 

 

1,868.7

 

Less accumulated depreciation

 

 

(646.8

)

 

 

(630.5

)

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

 

1,327.7

 

 

 

1,238.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill and other intangible assets

 

 

59.5

 

 

 

59.8

 

Investments in affiliated companies

 

 

33.9

 

 

 

34.2

 

Other assets

 

 

27.0

 

 

 

22.5

 

Total assets

 

$

2,200.1

 

 

$

2,036.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term borrowings

 

$

-

 

 

$

1.3

 

Accounts payable

 

 

146.0

 

 

 

175.0

 

Accrued liabilities

 

 

134.9

 

 

 

134.3

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

280.9

 

 

 

310.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (see Note 11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

 

508.0

 

 

 

415.0

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

 

164.2

 

 

 

160.9

 

Total liabilities

 

 

953.1

 

 

 

886.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200.0 shares authorized, 105.9 shares and 104.8 shares

   issued at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014

 

 

1.1

 

 

 

1.0

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

709.7

 

 

 

678.5

 

Retained earnings

 

 

956.1

 

 

 

845.5

 

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

 

 

(108.5

)

 

 

(69.7

)

 

 

 

1,558.4

 

 

 

1,455.3

 

Less – Treasury stock, at cost, 9.5 shares at June 30, 2015, and 9.3 shares

   at December 31, 2014

 

 

(311.4

)

 

 

(305.4

)

Total stockholders' equity

 

 

1,247.0

 

 

 

1,149.9

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

2,200.1

 

 

$

2,036.4

 

 

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

 

 

 

3


 

Hexcel Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Quarter Ended June 30,

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

(In millions, except per share data)

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

Net sales

 

$

475.7

 

 

$

470.1

 

 

$

947.5

 

 

$

931.8

 

Cost of sales

 

 

336.6

 

 

 

341.0

 

 

 

666.6

 

 

 

673.5

 

Gross margin

 

 

139.1

 

 

 

129.1

 

 

 

280.9

 

 

 

258.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

38.1

 

 

 

37.1

 

 

 

84.8

 

 

 

78.1

 

Research and technology expenses

 

 

10.4

 

 

 

10.9

 

 

 

22.9

 

 

 

24.5

 

Other operating expense

 

 

-

 

 

 

6.0

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

6.0

 

Operating income

 

 

90.6

 

 

 

75.1

 

 

 

173.2

 

 

 

149.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

2.5

 

 

 

2.0

 

 

 

4.4

 

 

 

3.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes, and equity in earnings of

   affiliated companies

 

 

88.1

 

 

 

73.1

 

 

 

168.8

 

 

 

145.9

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

27.0

 

 

 

22.9

 

 

 

39.9

 

 

 

45.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before equity in earnings of affiliated companies

 

 

61.1

 

 

 

50.2

 

 

 

128.9

 

 

 

100.2

 

Equity in earnings from affiliated companies

 

 

0.6

 

 

 

0.4

 

 

 

0.9

 

 

 

0.5

 

Net income

 

$

61.7

 

 

$

50.6

 

 

$

129.8

 

 

$

100.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net income per common share:

 

$

0.64

 

 

$

0.52

 

 

$

1.35

 

 

$

1.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted net income per common share:

 

$

0.63

 

 

$

0.51

 

 

$

1.32

 

 

$

1.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

96.6

 

 

 

97.3

 

 

 

96.4

 

 

 

97.9

 

Diluted

 

 

98.2

 

 

 

99.2

 

 

 

98.0

 

 

 

99.9

 

 

 

Hexcel Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Quarter Ended June 30,

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

(In millions, except per share data)

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

Net Income

 

$

61.7

 

 

$

50.6

 

 

$

129.8

 

 

$

100.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency translation adjustments

 

 

17.8

 

 

 

0.5

 

 

 

(32.8

)

 

 

0.9

 

Net unrealized pension and other benefit actuarial

   losses and prior service credits

 

 

(1.3

)

 

 

(0.3

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(0.3

)

Net unrealized gains (losses) on financial instruments (net

   of tax)

 

 

10.0

 

 

 

(0.8

)

 

 

(6.0

)

 

 

(2.1

)

Total other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

26.5

 

 

 

(0.6

)

 

 

(38.8

)

 

 

(1.5

)

Comprehensive income

 

$

88.2

 

 

$

50.0

 

 

$

91.0

 

 

$

99.2

 

 

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

 

 

 

4


 

Hexcel Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

(In millions)

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

129.8

 

 

$

100.7

 

Reconciliation to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

37.2

 

 

 

34.8

 

Amortization of deferred financing costs

 

 

0.5

 

 

 

0.6

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

23.0

 

 

 

20.9

 

Equity in earnings from affiliated companies

 

 

(0.9

)

 

 

(0.5

)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

14.4

 

 

 

11.5

 

Excess tax benefits on stock-based compensation

 

 

(8.6

)

 

 

(5.2

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in accounts receivable

 

 

(65.5

)

 

 

(49.9

)

Increase in inventories

 

 

(48.5

)

 

 

(23.6

)

(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(5.2

)

 

 

1.1

 

(Decrease) increase in accounts payable/accrued liabilities

 

 

(15.7

)

 

 

17.5

 

Other - net

 

 

(10.3

)

 

 

2.4

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

50.2

 

 

 

110.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

 

(166.3

)

 

 

(119.2

)

Net cash used for investing activities

 

 

(166.3

)

 

 

(119.2

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from senior unsecured credit facility

 

 

92.8

 

 

 

103.0

 

Repayment of other debt, net

 

 

(1.1

)

 

 

(0.2

)

Dividends paid

 

 

(19.2

)

 

 

-

 

Repurchase of stock

 

 

-

 

 

 

(114.5

)

Activity under stock plans

 

 

11.0

 

 

 

(0.5

)

Net cash used for financing activities

 

 

83.5

 

 

 

(12.2

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(3.0

)

 

 

(0.6

)

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(35.6

)

 

 

(21.7

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

 

70.9

 

 

 

65.5

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

35.3

 

 

$

43.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrual basis additions to property, plant and equipment

 

$

141.5

 

 

$

104.8

 

 

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

 

 

 

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HEXCEL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

Note 1 — Significant Accounting Policies

In these notes, the terms “Hexcel,” “the Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our” mean Hexcel Corporation and subsidiary companies. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements are those of Hexcel Corporation. Refer to Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 for a discussion of our significant accounting policies.

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared from the unaudited accounting records of Hexcel pursuant to rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements have been omitted pursuant to rules and regulations of the SEC.

In the opinion of management, the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include all normal recurring adjustments as well as any non-recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods presented. The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2014 was derived from the audited 2014 consolidated balance sheet. Interim results are not necessarily indicative of results expected for any other interim period or for the full year. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 5, 2015.

Investments in Affiliated Companies

We have 50% equity ownership investments in an Asian joint venture Aerospace Composites Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (“ACM”) and in Formax UK Limited (“Formax”).  These investments are accounted for using the equity method of accounting.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Update No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The update clarifies the principles for recognizing revenue and develops a common revenue standard for all industries. The new guidance is effective for the first quarter of 2018. Early application is permitted in 2017 for calendar year entities. We are currently evaluating the impact of adopting this prospective guidance on our consolidated results of operations and financial condition.

In April 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Update No. 2015-03, Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs, which requires debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability to be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability, consistent with debt discounts. The guidance is effective January 1, 2016 with early adoption permitted. The guidance is a change in financial statement presentation only and will not have a material impact in the consolidated financial results.

 

 

 

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Note 2 — Net Income per Common Share

 

 

 

 

Quarter Ended June 30,

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

(In millions, except per share data)

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

Basic net income per common share:

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

61.7

 

 

$

50.6

 

 

$

129.8

 

 

$

100.7

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

96.6

 

 

 

97.3

 

 

 

96.4

 

 

 

97.9

 

Basic net income per common share

 

$

0.64

 

 

$

0.52

 

 

$

1.35

 

 

$

1.03

 

Diluted net income per common share:

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

61.7

 

 

$

50.6

 

 

$

129.8

 

 

$

100.7

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding — Basic

 

 

96.6

 

 

 

97.3

 

 

 

96.4

 

 

 

97.9

 

Plus incremental shares from assumed conversions:

 

 

 

 

Restricted stock units

 

 

0.6

 

 

 

0.7

 

 

 

0.6

 

 

 

0.7

 

Stock options

 

 

1.0

 

 

 

1.2

 

 

 

1.0

 

 

 

1.3

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding — Dilutive

 

 

98.2

 

 

 

99.2

 

 

 

98.0

 

 

 

99.9

 

Diluted net income per common share

 

$

0.63

 

 

$

0.51

 

 

$

1.32

 

 

$

1.01

 

Total shares underlying stock options of 0.1 million and 0.2 million were excluded from the computation of diluted net income per share for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively, as they were anti-dilutive. Total shares underlying stock options of 0.2 million were excluded from the computation of diluted net income per share for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014, as they were anti-dilutive.

 

Note 3 Inventories

 

(In millions)

 

June 30,
2015

 

 

December 31,
2014

 

Raw materials

 

$

138.0

 

 

$

111.1

 

Work in progress

 

 

50.5

 

 

 

48.5

 

Finished goods

 

 

138.3

 

 

 

130.5

 

Total inventories

 

$

326.8

 

 

$

290.1

 

 

 

Note 4 Retirement and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans

We maintain qualified and nonqualified defined benefit retirement plans covering certain current and former U.S. and European employees, retirement savings plans covering eligible U.S. and U.K. employees and certain postretirement health care and life insurance benefit plans covering eligible U.S. retirees. We also participate in a union sponsored multi-employer pension plan covering certain U.S. employees with union affiliations.

Defined Benefit Retirement Plans

Net Periodic Benefit Costs

Net periodic benefit costs of our defined benefit retirement plans for the quarters and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, were as follows:

 

 

 

Quarter Ended June 30,

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

(In millions)

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

U.S. Nonqualified Defined Benefit Retirement Plans

 

 

 

 

Service cost

 

$

0.3

 

 

$

0.2

 

 

$

0.6

 

 

$

0.5

 

Interest cost

 

 

0.1

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

0.3

 

 

 

0.4

 

Net amortization and deferral

 

 

0.8

 

 

 

1.0

 

 

 

1.5

 

 

 

1.9

 

Settlement expense

 

 

 

 

 

1.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.7

 

Net periodic benefit cost

 

$

1.2

 

 

$

2.8

 

 

$

2.4

 

 

$

5.5

 

7


 

 

 

 

June 30,
2015

 

 

December 31,
2014

 

Amounts recognized on the balance sheet:

 

 

 

Accrued liabilities

$

0.5

 

 

$

4.5

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

15.4

 

 

 

14.6

 

Total accrued benefit

$

15.9

 

 

$

19.1

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter Ended June 30,

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

(In millions)

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

European Defined Benefit Retirement Plans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service cost

 

$

0.2

 

 

$

0.2

 

 

$

0.4

 

 

$

0.4

 

Interest cost

 

 

1.7

 

 

 

1.8

 

 

 

3.3

 

 

 

3.6

 

Expected return on plan assets

 

 

(2.3

)

 

 

(2.4

)

 

 

(4.5

)

 

 

(4.8

)

Net amortization and deferral

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

0.4

 

 

 

0.3

 

Net periodic benefit credit

 

$

(0.2

)

 

$

(0.2

)

 

$

(0.4

)

 

$

(0.5

)

 

 

June 30,
2015

 

 

December 31,
2014

 

Amounts recognized on the balance sheet:

 

 

 

Noncurrent asset

$

7.3

 

 

$

3.3

 

Accrued liabilities

$

1.8

 

 

$

0.4

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

17.0

 

 

 

17.1

 

Total accrued benefit

$

18.8

 

 

$

17.5

 

Contributions

We generally fund our U.S. non-qualified defined benefit retirement plans when benefit payments are incurred. Under the provisions of these non-qualified plans, we have contributed $4.7 million in the first six months of 2015 to cover unfunded benefits and expect to contribute an additional $0.3 million in 2015. We contributed $25.7 million to our U.S. non-qualified defined benefit retirement plans during the 2014 fiscal year.

We contributed $1.3 million and $1.7 million to our European defined benefit retirement plans in the second quarters of 2015 and 2014, respectively.  Contributions to the defined benefit retirement plans were $2.7 million and $3.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. We plan to contribute approximately $3.9 million during 2015 to these European plans. We contributed $6.1 million to our European plans during the 2014 fiscal year.

Postretirement Health Care and Life Insurance Benefit Plans

Net periodic benefit costs of our postretirement health care and life insurance benefit plans for the quarters and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 were immaterial.

 

 

June 30,
2015

 

 

December 31,
2014

 

Amounts recognized on the balance sheet:

 

 

 

Accrued liabilities

$

0.6

 

 

$

0.6

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

5.5

 

 

 

5.7

 

Total accrued benefit

$

6.1

 

 

$

6.3

 

In connection with our postretirement plans, we contributed $0.1 million and $0.2 million during the six-month periods ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.  Contributions during the second quarters of 2015 and 2014 were each about $0.1 million. We periodically fund our postretirement plans to pay covered expenses as they are incurred. Based on six months of activity, we expect to contribute approximately $0.2 million in 2015 to cover unfunded benefits. We contributed $0.2 million to our postretirement plans during the 2014 fiscal year.

 

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Note 5 — Debt

 

(In millions)

 

June 30,
2015

 

 

December 31,
2014

 

Working capital line of credit — China

 

$

 

 

$

1.3

 

Short-term borrowings

 

 

 

 

 

1.3

 

Senior unsecured credit facility — revolving loan due 2019

 

 

508.0

 

 

 

415.0

 

Long-term debt

 

 

508.0

 

 

 

415.0

 

Total debt

 

$

508.0

 

 

$

416.3

 

 

At June 30, 2015, total borrowings under our $700 million Senior Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility (the “Facility”) were $508 million, which approximates fair value. The Facility permits us to issue letters of credit up to an aggregate amount of $40 million. Outstanding letters of credit reduce the amount available for borrowing under our revolving loan. As of June 30, 2015 we had issued letters of credit under the Facility totaling $2.1 million, resulting in undrawn availability under the Facility as of June 30, 2015 of $189.9 million.

 

The Facility contains financial and other covenants, including, but not limited to, restrictions on the incurrence of debt and the granting of liens, as well as the maintenance of an interest coverage ratio and a leverage ratio.  In accordance with the terms of the new facility, we are required to maintain a minimum interest coverage ratio of 3.50 (based on the ratio of EBITDA, as defined in the credit agreement, to interest expense) and may not exceed a maximum leverage ratio of 3.50 (based on the ratio of total debt to EBITDA) throughout the term of the new facility.  In addition, the new facility contains other terms and conditions such as customary representations and warranties, additional covenants and customary events of default. The average interest rate on the Facility was 1.45% for 2014 and the first six months of 2015.

 

 

Note 6 Derivative Financial Instruments

Interest Rate Swap Agreements

As of June 30, 2015 the Company had two agreements to swap $75 million of floating rate obligations for fixed rate obligations at an average of 0.959% and 0.754% against LIBOR in U.S. dollars. Of the total of $150 million of swaps outstanding at June 30, 2015, $50 million matures each of March 2016, September 2016, and March 2017. All of the swaps were accounted for as cash flow hedges of our floating rate bank loans. To ensure the swaps were highly effective, all the principal terms of the swaps matched the terms of the bank loans. The fair value of the interest rate swaps was a liability of $0.5 million at June 30, 2015 and an asset of $0.1 million and a liability of $0.3 million at December 31, 2014.

Foreign Currency Forward Exchange Contracts

A number of our European subsidiaries are exposed to the impact of exchange rate volatility between the U.S. dollar and the subsidiaries’ functional currencies, being either the Euro or the British Pound sterling.  We entered into contracts to exchange U.S. dollars for Euros and British Pound sterling through December 2017.  The aggregate notional amount of these contracts was $375.5 million and $255.8 million at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.  The purpose of these contracts is to hedge a portion of the forecasted transactions of European subsidiaries under long-term sales contracts with certain customers.  These contracts are expected to provide us with a more balanced matching of future cash receipts and expenditures by currency, thereby reducing our exposure to fluctuations in currency exchange rates.  The effective portion of the hedges, gains of $7.6 million and losses of $16.0 million, were recorded in other comprehensive income (“OCI”) for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively, and gains of $0.9 million and $1.7 million for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2014, respectively.  We classified the carrying amount of these contracts of $2.5 million in other assets and $22.1 million in other liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at June 30, 2015 and $0.3 million in other assets and $12.7 million classified in other liabilities at December 31, 2014.  During the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, we recognized net losses of $5.2 million and net gains of $1.9 million, respectively, recorded in gross margin.  During the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, we recognized net losses of $8.8 million and net gains of $3.4 million, respectively, recorded in gross margin.  For the quarters ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, hedge ineffectiveness was immaterial.

In addition, we enter into foreign exchange forward contracts which are not designated as hedges.  These are used to provide an offset to transactional gains or losses arising from the remeasurement of non-functional monetary assets and liabilities such as accounts receivable.  The change in the fair value of the derivatives is recorded in the statement of operations.  There are no credit contingency features in these derivatives.  During the quarters ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, we recognized net foreign exchange gains of $2.5 million and net foreign exchange losses of $0.1 million, respectively, in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.  During the six-month periods ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, we recognized net foreign exchange losses of $14.1 million

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and $0.3 million, respectively, in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. The net foreign exchange impact recognized from these hedges offset the translation exposure of these transactions.  The carrying amount of the contracts for asset and liability derivatives not designated as hedging instruments was $0.9 million classified in other assets and $0.7 million in other liabilities and $0.8 million classified in other assets and $5.5 million in other liabilities on the June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, respectively.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

The change in fair value of our foreign currency forward exchange contracts under hedge designations recorded net of tax within accumulated other comprehensive income for the quarters and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 was as follows:

 

 

 

Quarter Ended June 30,

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

(In millions)

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

Unrealized (losses) gains at beginning of period, net of tax

 

$

(25.2

)

 

$

6.7

 

 

$

(9.2

)

 

$

7.2

 

Losses (gains) reclassified to net sales

 

 

4.6

 

 

 

(1.3

)

 

 

7.4

 

 

 

(2.3

)

Increase (decrease) in fair value

 

 

5.3

 

 

 

0.7

 

 

 

(13.5

)

 

 

1.2

 

Unrealized (losses) gains at end of period, net of tax

 

$

(15.3

)

 

$

6.1

 

 

$

(15.3

)

 

$

6.1

 

We expect to reclassify $10.5 million of unrealized losses into earnings over the next twelve months as the hedged sales are recorded.

Commodity Hedging                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beginning in 2015,  we began a program to reduce the impact of the purchase price variability of a key raw material. The purpose of these contracts is to hedge a portion of the forecasted purchases thereby reducing our exposure to the impact of price variations.  The effective portion of these hedges was recorded in Other Comprehensive Income (“OCI”) for the three month period ending June 30, 2015.  For the quarter ended June 30, 2015, the impact of these hedges on our financial statements was immaterial.

 

Note 7 — Income Taxes

The income tax provisions for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015 were $27.0 million and $39.9 million, respectively. The effective tax rate for the second quarter and six-month period of 2015 was 30.6% and 23.6%, respectively. The 2015 six month period included $11.6 million of benefits primarily related to the release of reserves for uncertain tax positions.  Excluding these discrete benefits, our effective tax rate for the six months was 30.5%. The income tax provisions for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014 were $22.9 million and $45.7 million, respectively.  The effective tax rate for both 2014 periods was 31.3%.

 

Note 8 — Fair Value Measurements

The authoritative guidance for fair value measurements establishes a hierarchy for observable and unobservable inputs used to measure fair value, into three broad levels, which are described below:

Level 1: Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for assets or liabilities. The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to Level 1 inputs.

Level 2: Observable prices that are based on inputs not quoted on active markets, but corroborated by market data.

Level 3: Unobservable inputs are used when little or no market data is available. The fair value hierarchy gives the lowest priority to Level 3 inputs.

In determining fair value, we utilize valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs to the extent possible as well as consider counterparty credit risk in our assessment of fair value.

We do not have any significant assets or liabilities that utilize Level 3 inputs. In addition, we have no assets or liabilities that utilize Level 1 inputs. For derivative assets and liabilities that utilize Level 2 inputs, we prepare estimates of future cash flows of our derivatives, which are discounted to a net present value. The estimated cash flows and the discount factors used in the valuation model are based on observable inputs, and incorporate non-performance risk (the credit standing of the counterparty when the derivative is in a net asset position, and the credit standing of Hexcel when the derivative is in a net liability position). The fair value of these assets and liabilities was approximately $3.5 million and $23.5 million, respectively at June 30, 2015. In addition, the fair

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value of these derivative contracts, which are subject to a master netting arrangement under certain circumstances, is presented on a gross basis in the consolidated balance sheet.

Below is a summary of valuation techniques for all Level 2 financial assets and liabilities:

Interest rate swaps — valued using LIBOR yield curves at the reporting date. Fair value was a liability of $0.4 million at June 30, 2015.

Foreign exchange and commodity derivative assets and liabilities — valued using quoted forward prices at the reporting date. Fair value of assets and liabilities at June 30, 2015 was $3.5 million and $23.1 million, respectively.

Counterparties to the above contracts are highly rated financial institutions, none of which experienced any significant downgrades in the three months ended June 30, 2015 that would reduce the receivable amount owed, if any, to the Company.

 

Note 9 — Segment Information

The financial results for our operating segments are prepared using a management approach, which is consistent with the basis and manner in which we internally segregate financial information for the purpose of assisting in making internal operating decisions. We evaluate the performance of our operating segments based on operating income, and generally account for intersegment sales based on arm’s length prices. Corporate and certain other expenses are not allocated to the operating segments, except to the extent that the expense can be directly attributable to the business segment.

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Financial information for our operating segments for the quarters and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 is as follows:

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

(In millions)

 

Composite
Materials

 

 

Engineered
Products

 

 

Corporate
& Other (a)

 

 

Total

 

Second Quarter 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales to external customers

 

$

373.5

 

 

$

102.2

 

 

$

 

 

$

475.7

 

Intersegment sales

 

 

19.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

(19.9

)

 

 

 

Total sales

 

 

393.4

 

 

 

102.2

 

 

 

(19.9

)

 

 

475.7

 

 

Operating income (a)

 

 

91.2

 

 

 

14.4

 

 

 

(15.0

)

 

 

90.6

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

17.3

 

 

 

1.5

 

 

 

0.1

 

 

 

18.9

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

1.1

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

1.1

 

 

 

2.4

 

Accrual basis additions to capital expenditures

 

 

71.6

 

 

 

3.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

75.0

 

 

Second Quarter 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales to external customers

 

$

361.6

 

 

$

108.5

 

 

$

 

 

$

470.1

 

Intersegment sales

 

 

18.2

 

 

 

0.5

 

 

 

(18.7

)

 

 

 

Total sales

 

 

379.8

 

 

 

109.0

 

 

 

(18.7

)

 

 

470.1

 

 

Operating income (a)

 

 

79.8

 

 

 

17.6

 

 

 

(22.3

)

 

 

75.1

 

Other operating expense (b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

 

 

 

6.0

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

16.3

 

 

 

1.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.7

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.6

 

 

 

2.7

 

Accrual basis additions to capital expenditures

 

 

62.6

 

 

 

2.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

64.8

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales to external customers

 

$

740.9

 

 

$

206.6

 

 

$

 

 

$

947.5

 

Intersegment sales

 

 

40.3

 

 

 

0.1

 

 

 

(40.4

)

 

 

 

Total sales

 

 

781.2

 

 

 

206.7

 

 

 

(40.4

)

 

 

947.5

 

 

Operating income (a)

 

 

180.4

 

 

 

29.1

 

 

 

(36.3

)

 

 

173.2

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

34.0

 

 

 

3.0

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

37.2

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

4.7

 

 

 

0.7

 

 

 

9.0

 

 

 

14.4

 

Accrual basis additions to capital expenditures

 

 

133.7

 

 

 

7.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

141.5

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales to external customers

 

$

717.9

 

 

$

213.9

 

 

$

 

 

$

931.8

 

Intersegment sales

 

 

36.7

 

 

 

0.6

 

 

 

(37.3

)

 

 

 

Total sales

 

 

754.6

 

 

 

214.5

 

 

 

(37.3

)

 

 

931.8

 

 

Operating income (a)

 

 

155.7

 

 

 

34.0

 

 

 

(40.0

)

 

 

149.7

 

Other operating expense (b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

 

 

 

6.0

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

31.9

 

 

 

2.8

 

 

 

0.1

 

 

 

34.8

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

3.4

 

 

 

0.7

 

 

 

7.4

 

 

 

11.5

 

Accrual basis additions to capital expenditures

 

 

101.0

 

 

 

3.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

104.8

 

 

(a)

We do not allocate corporate expenses to the operating segments.

(b)

Other operating expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 reflects an increase in environmental reserves primarily related to a former manufacturing facility in Lodi, New Jersey.

Goodwill and Intangible Assets

The carrying amount of gross goodwill and intangible assets by segment is as follows:

 

(In millions)

 

June 30,
2015

 

 

December 31,
2014

 

Composite Materials

 

$

43.5

 

 

$

43.7

 

Engineered Products

 

 

16.0

 

 

 

16.1

 

Goodwill and intangible assets

 

$

59.5

 

 

$

59.8

 

No impairments have been recorded against these amounts.

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Note 10 — Other Operating Expense

The quarter and six-month period ended June 30, 2014 included a pre-tax charge of $6.0 million for additional environmental reserves primarily related to a former manufacturing facility in Lodi, New Jersey (see note 11).

 

    

Note 11 — Commitments and Contingencies

We are involved in litigation, investigations and claims arising out of the normal conduct of our business, including those relating to commercial transactions, environmental, employment, and health and safety matters. We estimate and accrue our liabilities when a loss becomes probable and estimable. These judgments take into consideration a variety of factors, including the stage of the proceeding; potential settlement value; assessments by internal and external counsel; and assessments by environmental engineers and consultants of potential environmental liabilities and remediation costs. Such estimates are not discounted to reflect the time value of money due to the uncertainty in estimating the timing of the expenditures, which may extend over several years.

While it is impossible to ascertain the ultimate legal and financial liability with respect to certain contingent liabilities and claims, we believe, based upon our examination of currently available information, our experience to date, and advice from legal counsel, that the individual and aggregate liabilities resulting from the ultimate resolution of these contingent matters, after taking into consideration our existing insurance coverage and amounts already provided for, will not have a material adverse impact on our consolidated results of operations, financial position or cash flows.

Environmental Matters

We are subject to various international, U.S., state and local environmental, and health and safety laws and regulations. We are also subject to liabilities arising under the Federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA” or “Superfund”), the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and similar state and international laws and regulations that impose responsibility for the control, remediation and abatement of air, water and soil pollutants and the manufacturing, storage, handling and disposal of hazardous substances and waste.

We have been named as a potentially responsible party (“PRP”) with respect to several hazardous waste disposal sites that we do not own or possess, which are included on, or proposed to be included on, the Superfund National Priority List of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) or on equivalent lists of various state governments. Because CERCLA allows for joint and several liability in certain circumstances, we could be responsible for all remediation costs at such sites, even if we are one of many PRPs. We believe, based on the amount and nature of our waste, our existing insurance coverage, the amounts already provided for and the number of other financially viable PRPs, that our liability in connection with such matters will not be material.

Lodi, New Jersey Site

Pursuant to the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act, Hexcel entered into an Administrative Consent Order for the environmental remediation of a manufacturing facility we own and formerly operated in Lodi, New Jersey. We have been remediating this site in accordance with a State approved plan and continue to do so under the New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional program.  Hexcel has completed all active investigation and remediation activities, including restoration of the river embankment and installation of a barrier to prevent contaminant migration. Hexcel is in the process of monitoring contaminant levels to support a Monitored Natural Attenuation program. The accrual balance is $0.4 million as of June 30, 2015 and was $1.7 million at December 31, 2014.

Lower Passaic River

Hexcel and a group of approximately 72 other PRPs comprise the Lower Passaic Cooperating Parties Group (the “CPG”). Hexcel and the CPG are subject to a May 2007 Administrative Order on Consent (“AOC”) to perform a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (“RI/FS”) of environmental conditions in the Lower Passaic River watershed. We were included in the CPG based on our operations at our former manufacturing site in Lodi, New Jersey.

In June 2007, the EPA issued a draft Focused Feasibility Study (“FFS”) that considers interim remedial options for the lower eight miles of the river, in addition to a “no action” option. On April 11, 2014, the EPA issued a revised FFS, which proposes several alternatives, including the bank to bank dredging of the lower eight miles of the river at an expected cost ranging from $0.8 billion to $3.25 billion, according to the EPA, but also includes a “no action” option.  The comment period for the revised FFS closed on August 20, 2014 and we are awaiting a final decision.  Hexcel is not currently subject to any obligation to undertake the work

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contemplated by the FFS, nor have we determined our allocable share of any remediation alternatives. However, based on a review of the Company’s position, and as no point within the range is a more probable outcome than any other point, the Company recorded the lower end of the expected range. The accrual balance was $2.0 million as of June 30, 2015 and $2.1 million at December 31, 2014. Despite the issuance of the revised FFS, there are many uncertainties associated with the final agreed upon remediation and the Company’s allocable share of the remediation. Given those uncertainties, the amounts accrued may not be indicative of the amounts for which the Company is ultimately responsible and will be refined as events in the remediation process develop.

Kent, Washington Site

We were party to a cost-sharing agreement regarding the operation of certain environmental remediation systems necessary to satisfy a post-closure care permit issued to a previous owner of our Kent, Washington site by the EPA.  Under the terms of the cost-sharing agreement, we were obligated to reimburse the previous owner for a portion of the cost of the required remediation activities.  The previous owner, who also continues to own an adjacent site, has installed certain remediation and isolation technologies on its upgradient site and is operating those pursuant to an order agreed with the State of Washington.  We and the Washington Department of Ecology have reached an agreed order to perform certain cleanup activities on our site by certain deadlines, and we are in full compliance with the order.  The Department of Ecology has recently approved a reduced number of wells and a reduced pumping volume for Hexcel’s wells on its property and agreed with a plan for more active remediation going forward. The total accrued liability related to this matter was $0.5 million at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014.

Omega Chemical Corporation Superfund Site, Whittier, California

We are a PRP at a former chemical waste site in Whittier, California. The PRPs at Omega have established a PRP Group, the “Omega PRP Group”, and are currently investigating and remediating soil and groundwater at the site pursuant to a Consent Decree with the EPA.  The Omega PRP Group has attributed approximately 1.07% of the waste tonnage sent to the site to Hexcel.  In addition to the Omega site specifically, the EPA is investigating the scope of regional groundwater contamination in the vicinity of the Omega site and issued a Record of Decision; the Omega PRP Group members have been noticed by the EPA as PRPs who will be required to be involved in the remediation of the regional groundwater contamination in that vicinity as well.  As a member of the Omega PRP group, Hexcel will incur costs associated with the investigation and remediation of the Omega site and the regional groundwater remedy, although our ultimate liability, if any, in connection with this matter cannot be determined at this time. The total accrued liability relating to potential liability for both the Omega site and regional groundwater remedies was $0.5 million at June 30, 2015 and $0.6 million at December 31, 2014.

Summary of Environmental Reserves

Our estimate of liability as a PRP and our remaining costs associated with our responsibility to remediate the Lodi, New Jersey; Kent, Washington; and other sites are accrued in the consolidated balance sheets. As of June 30, 2015, our aggregate environmental related accruals were $3.6 million, of which $1.8 million was included in accrued liabilities with the remainder included in non-current liabilities.  As of December 31, 2014, our aggregate environmental related accruals were $5.0 million, of which $3.2 million was included in accrued liabilities with the remainder included in non-current liabilities. As related to certain environmental matters, except for the Lodi site, the accrual was estimated at the low end of a range of possible outcomes since no amount within the range is a better estimate than any other amount. If we had accrued at the high end of the range of possible outcomes for those sites where we are able to estimate our liability, our accrual would have been $28 million higher. These accruals can change significantly from period to period due to such factors as additional information on the nature or extent of contamination, the methods of remediation required, changes in the apportionment of costs among responsible parties and other actions by governmental agencies or private parties, or the impact, if any, of being named in a new matter.

Environmental remediation spending charged to our reserve balance for the quarters ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 was $1.0 million and $1.7 million, respectively, and $2.3 million and $2.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014.  In addition, our operating costs relating to environmental compliance charged to expense were $3.3 million and $3.7 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $6.4 million and $7.2 million for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.  Capital expenditures for environmental matters were $1.8 million and $1.1 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively and $2.4 million and $1.5 million for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Value Added Tax (VAT)

                                                                                                                                                                                         

The Company identified numerous cross border European transactions for which it had not been properly charging VAT. We recorded a liability for the estimated amount of unpaid VAT at $22.0 million and also recorded a corresponding receivable for the VAT due from our customers. We expect to either re-invoice customers or be assigned the customers’ refund for the VAT. If we re-

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invoice our customers, we expect that they will receive VAT reimbursement for like amounts due to us, but there may be differences in the timing between when we pay the VAT and when we are reimbursed from our customers.  In addition, we recorded $1.2 million for interest payable on the unpaid VAT. We cannot determine with certainty whether we will incur additional charges related to this matter.

 

Product Warranty

We provide for an estimated amount of product warranty expense at the time revenue is recognized. This estimated amount is provided by product and based on historical warranty experience. In addition, we periodically review our warranty accrual and record any adjustments as deemed appropriate. Warranty expense for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, and accrued warranty cost, included in “accrued liabilities” in the condensed consolidated balance sheets at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, were as follows:

 

(In millions)

 

Product
Warranties

 

Balance as of December 31, 2014

 

$

11.3

 

Deductions and other

 

 

(3.3

)

Balance as of March 31, 2015

 

 

8.0

 

Warranty expense

 

 

0.6

 

Deductions and other

 

 

(2.6

)

Balance as of June 30, 2015

 

$

6.0

 

 

 

Note 12 — Stock Repurchase Plan

In June 2014, our Board authorized an additional plan to repurchase $150 million of our outstanding common stock (“2014 Repurchase Plan”). In July 2013, our Board authorized us to repurchase $150 million of our outstanding common stock (“2013 Repurchase Plan”), which was completed during the second quarter of 2014.  There have been no stock repurchases in the first half of 2015 and at June 30, 2015 there is $100 million remaining authorized under the 2014 Repurchase Plan.

 

 

 

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

Business Overview

We develop, manufacture, and market lightweight, high-performance composites, including carbon fibers, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, adhesives, honeycomb, engineered honeycomb and composite structures, for use in Commercial Aerospace, Space & Defense and Industrial Applications. Our products are used in a wide variety of end applications, such as commercial and military aircraft, space launch vehicles and satellites, wind turbine blades, automotive, recreational products and a variety of other industrial applications.

 

We serve international markets through manufacturing facilities, sales offices and representatives located in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and Russia.  We are also a partner in a joint venture in Malaysia, which manufactures composite structures for Commercial Aerospace applications and a joint venture in the U.K. which specializes in lightweight multi-axial fabrics.

 

Hexcel has two segments, Composite Materials and Engineered Products. The Composite Materials segment is comprised of our carbon fiber, specialty reinforcements, resins, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, and honeycomb core product lines.  The Engineered Products segment is comprised of lightweight high strength composite structures, molded components and specialty machined honeycomb product lines.

 

Net sales for the quarter were $475.7 million, 1.2% higher (5.4% in constant currency) than the $470.1 million reported for the second quarter of 2014.  Year to date net sales were 5.8% higher in constant currency.  The growth was led by the commercial aerospace market, which accounts for 68% of our year to date sales.

 

Commercial aerospace sales of $324.7 million increased 5.4% for the quarter (7.7% in constant currency) as compared to the second quarter of 2014 and increased 5.5% (8.0% in constant currency) for the six-month period as compared to 2014.    Combined revenues attributed to new aircraft programs (B787, A350 XWB, A320neo, and B737 MAX) increased more than 30% versus the second quarter last year with A350 XWB shipments leading the growth.  Sales for Airbus and Boeing legacy aircraft were a few percentage points lower compared to the second quarter of 2014.  

 

Sales to other commercial aerospace, which includes regional and business aircraft customers, were down about 2% (4% higher on a constant currency basis) compared to the second quarter of 2014.  For the first half of 2015 sales were 9% higher than the comparable period in 2014 on a constant currency basis.

 

Space & Defense sales of $88.0 million decreased 4.5% (0.1% increase in constant currency) for the quarter as compared to the second quarter of 2014.  The first half sales are down 5.8% (1.8% in constant currency).  Our top 15 programs account for about 70% of our Space & Defense sales and in aggregate are nearly 10% above the first half of 2014, as growth in these programs helped offset the reductions in programs that are winding down or reducing in build rates. In total we are on more than 100 programs and the decline in sales has come from programs with historically less predictable ordering patterns. Commercial helicopters, which comprise less than 10% of Space & Defense sales, were about 20% less than sales in the comparable quarter in 2014.   

 

Total Industrial sales of $63.0 million for the second quarter of 2015 were 9.7% lower (1.8% higher in constant currency) than the second quarter of 2014. Sales for the first half of 2015 were down 5.4% (6.0% higher in constant currency) over the first half of 2014.  Wind energy sales for the first half of 2015 were up nearly 10% in constant currency, and the rest of Industrial sales were slightly higher as compared to the same period in 2014.

 

Gross margin for the second quarter was 29.2% as compared to 27.5% in the second quarter of 2014, as both periods reflect strong operating performance.  The second quarter of 2015 was favorably impacted from exchange rates by about 90 basis points as compared to 2014.  Selling, general and administrative expenses were 2.6% higher than the second quarter of 2014 (5.6% in constant currency), as we continue to add infrastructure to support our growth.  Research and technology expenses in the second quarter of 2015 of $10.4 million were $0.5 million lower than the comparable 2014 period, but just higher in constant currency.

 

Free cash flow (defined as cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures) for the first half of 2015 was a use of $116 million versus a use of $9 million in 2014. Working capital increased $22 million in the second quarter of 2015 and year-to-date is a use of $135 million as compared to a $55 million use in 2014. The working capital increase is primarily timing and a strategic build-up of inventories for selected programs. Cash used for capital expenditures was $166 million in the first half of 2015 compared to $119 million in the 2014 period. Accrual basis additions to capital expenditures were $141.5 million in the first half of 2015 as compared to $104.8 million during the first half of 2014. We expect accrual basis capital expenditures to be $260 million to $290 million in 2015, as we continue to expand capacity to meet the planned needs of our customers.  The largest driver of our capital expenditures is capacity additions for the planned ramp-up of the A350 as we supply the primary structure prepreg under a long-term supply contract. In addition, we supply a number of other products on the A350, as well as on all key Airbus

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programs for commercial aerospace, space, defense and all helicopter programs through a contract extending through to the end of the next decade. 

 

Financial Overview

Results of Operations

 

 

 

Quarter Ended June 30,

 

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

 

 

(In millions, except per share data)

 

2015

 

2014

 

% Change

 

2015

 

2014

 

% Change

 

Net sales

 

$

475.7

 

$

470.1

 

1.2

%

$

947.5

 

$

931.8

 

1.7

%

Net sales change in constant currency

 

 

 

 

 

5.4

%

 

 

 

 

5.8

%

Operating income

 

90.6

 

75.1

 

20.6

%

173.2

 

149.7

 

15.7

%

Net income

 

61.7

 

50.6

 

21.9

%

129.8

 

100.7

 

28.9

%

Diluted net income per common share

 

$

0.63

 

$

0.51

 

 

 

$

1.32

 

$

1.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP measures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating income

 

$

90.6

 

$

81.1

 

11.7

%

$

173.2

 

$

155.7

 

11.2

%

As a percentage of net sales

 

19.0

%

17.3

%

 

 

18.3

%

16.7

%

 

 

Adjusted net income

 

$

61.7

 

$

54.5

 

13.2

%