updated 5/24/2011 5:17:32 PM ET 2011-05-24T21:17:32

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. and MIAMI, May 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HEICO CORPORATION (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI) today reported that net income increased 34% to $16,830,000, or 40 cents per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, up from $12,573,000, or 30 cents per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2010. For the first six months of fiscal 2011, net income increased 39% to a record $33,904,000, or 80 cents per diluted share, up from $24,366,000, or 58 cents per diluted share, for the first six months of fiscal 2010.

All per share information has been adjusted retrospectively to reflect a 5-for-4 stock split distributed by the Company in April 2011.

Operating income increased 27% to a record $32,913,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2011, up from $25,957,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2010. For the first six months of fiscal 2011, operating income increased 29% to a record $65,285,000, up from $50,501,000 in the first six months of fiscal 2010. Our consolidated operating margin improved to 17.8% and 18.2% in the second quarter and first half of fiscal 2011, respectively, up from 16.9% and 17.5% in the second quarter and first half of fiscal 2010, respectively.

Net sales increased 20% to a record $184,486,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2011, up from $153,845,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2010. For the six months of fiscal 2011, net sales increased 24% to a record $358,705,000, up from $289,380,000 in the first six months of fiscal 2010.

(NOTE: HEICO has two classes of common stock traded on the NYSE. Both classes, the Class A Common Stock (HEI.A) and the Common Stock (HEI), are virtually identical in all economic respects. The only difference between the share classes is the voting rights. The Class A Common Stock (HEI.A) receives 1/10 vote per share and the Common Stock (HEI) receives one vote per share.)

Laurans A. Mendelson, HEICO's Chairman and CEO, commenting on the Company's second quarter results stated, "We are very pleased to report record sales and operating income on the strength of record results in our Flight Support Group and continued strong earnings in our Electronic Technologies Group. Sales and operating income within our Flight Support Group for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 represent all time quarterly records reflecting strong organic growth as well as growth through acquiring a profitable, well managed business in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.    

Net sales of our Flight Support Group increased 30% in the second quarter of fiscal 2011 to a record $133.8 million, up from $103.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2010. Net sales for the first six months of fiscal 2011 increased 29% to a record $254.4 million, up from $196.8 million in the first six months of fiscal 2010. The increases in net sales in the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2011 principally reflect strong organic growth of approximately 20% and 22%, respectively, as well as additional net sales contributed by the acquisition of Blue Aerospace in the first quarter of fiscal 2011. Net sales of our Flight Support Group have now increased over each of the past five quarters reflecting sales growth in both the parts and services we offer our commercial airline customers as they continue to increase maintenance expenditures to reflect current operating cycles.  

Operating income of the Flight Support Group increased 46% to a record $23.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, up from $16.1 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2010. Operating income of the Flight Support Group increased 34% to a record $43.8 million for the first six months of fiscal 2011, up from $32.8 million for the first six months of fiscal 2010. The increases in operating income in the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2011 reflect both higher sales volumes and improved operating margins.

Operating margins of the Flight Support Group improved to 17.5% for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, up from 15.6% reported for the second quarter of 2010. Operating margins of the Flight Support Group improved to 17.2% for the first six months of fiscal 2011, up from 16.7% for the first six months of fiscal 2010. The improved operating margins in the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2011 principally reflect the efficiencies realized through higher sales volumes.  

Net sales of our Electronic Technologies Group increased to $51.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, up from $51.1 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2010. Net sales for the first six months of fiscal 2011 increased 13% to a record $105.3 million, up from $93.1 million for the first six months of fiscal 2010. The net sales increase in the ETG for the first six months of fiscal 2011 reflects organic growth of approximately 6% and additional net sales contributed by a fiscal 2010 acquisition. The organic growth in the ETG principally reflects strength in demand for certain of our defense, space and electronic products.

Operating income of the Electronic Technologies Group remained strong at $13.6 million in both the second quarter of fiscal 2011 and 2010. Operating income of the ETG increased 18% to a record $29.2 million for the first six months of fiscal 2011, up from $24.8 million for the first six months of fiscal 2010, principally reflecting the higher sales levels in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.

Operating margins of the Electronic Technologies Group also remained strong at 26.6% for both the second quarter of fiscal 2011 and 2010. Operating margins of the Electronic Technologies Group improved to 27.7% for the first six months of fiscal 2011, up from 26.6% for the first six months of fiscal 2010, principally as a result of a more favorable product sales mix and higher sales levels in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.  

Our cash flow and balance sheet remain extremely strong. Cash flow from operating activities for the first six months of fiscal 2011 totaled $51.1 million, including $27.5 million generated in the second quarter of fiscal 2011, and represented 151% of net income, compared to $40.3 million for the first six months of fiscal 2010. Capital expenditures were $3.9 million in the first six months of 2011 compared to $4.6 million in the first half of 2010.

We expect fiscal 2011 cash flow provided by operating activities to remain at a high level and to approximate $95 - $100 million. Capital expenditures in fiscal 2011 are anticipated to approximate $10 - $12 million.

As of April 30, 2011, we have no net debt outstanding as our cash and cash equivalents exceed our total debt and our current revolving credit facility does not mature until 2013. We believe our strong balance sheet and debt capacity offer great opportunities to continue to acquire well managed profitable businesses.   

In our Flight Support Group's markets, we've been pleased with the continued increase in capacity within the commercial airline industry, which began last year and has resulted in higher demand for our products and services and opportunities to increase our market penetration. While recognizing that the uncertainty raised by higher oil prices may moderate organic growth over the remainder of 2011, we continue to expect year-over-year sales growth in our Flight Segment Group. In our Electronic Technologies Group's markets, we generally anticipate stable or increasing demand for our products.   

Based on current market conditions within our aviation and other major markets, we are increasing our estimates of full year fiscal 2011 growth in net income to approximately 20% and growth in net sales to approximately 18%, up from our prior growth estimates of 15% - 17% in net income and 13% - 15% in net sales. The estimates exclude the impact of additional acquisitions, if any."   

As previously announced, HEICO will hold a conference call on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss its first quarter results. Individuals wishing to participate in the conference call should dial:  U.S. and Canada (877) 586-4323, International (706) 679-0934, wait for the conference operator and provide the operator with the Conference ID 67802278. A digital replay will be available two hours after the completion of the conference for 14 days. To access, dial: (706) 645-9291, and enter the Conference ID 67802278.

There are currently approximately 25.0 million shares of HEICO's Class A Common Stock (HEI.A) outstanding and 16.7 million shares of HEICO's Common Stock (HEI) outstanding. The stock symbols for HEICO's two classes of common stock on most web sites are HEI.A and HEI. However, some web sites change HEICO's Class A Common Stock trading symbol (HEI.A) to HEI/A or HEIa.

HEICO Corporation is engaged primarily in certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunication and electronic industries through its Hollywood, Florida- based Flight Support Group and its Miami, Florida-based Electronic Technologies Group. HEICO's customers include a majority of the world's airlines and airmotives as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide in addition to medical, telecommunication and electronic equipment manufacturers. For more information about HEICO, please visit our web site at http://www.heico.com.

Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks, uncertainties and contingencies. HEICO's actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by those forward-looking statements as a result of factors including, but not limited to: lower demand for commercial air travel or airline fleet changes, which could cause lower demand for our goods and services; product specification costs and requirements, which could cause an increase to our costs to complete contracts; governmental and regulatory demands, export policies and restrictions, reductions in defense, space or homeland security spending by U.S. and/or foreign customers or competition from existing and new competitors, which could reduce our sales; HEICO's ability to introduce new products and product pricing levels, which could reduce our sales or sales growth; and HEICO's ability to make acquisitions and achieve operating synergies from acquired businesses, customer credit risk, interest and income tax rates and economic conditions within and outside of the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunication and electronic industries, which could negatively impact our costs and revenues. Parties receiving this material are encouraged to review all of HEICO's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to filings on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

HEICO CORPORATION    
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)    
     
  Three Months Ended April 30,
  2011 2010
Net sales $184,486,000 $153,845,000
Cost of sales 118,115,000 100,219,000
Selling, general and administrative expenses 33,458,000 27,669,000
Operating income 32,913,000 25,957,000
Interest expense (38,000) (167,000)
Other income  151,000 268,000
Income before income taxes and noncontrolling interests 33,026,000 26,058,000
Income tax expense 10,900,000 9,150,000
Net income from consolidated operations 22,126,000 16,908,000
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 5,296,000 4,335,000
Net income attributable to HEICO $16,830,000 $12,573,000
     
Net income per share attributable to HEICO shareholders: (a)   
Basic $.40 $.31
Diluted $.40 $.30
     
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding: (a)   
Basic 41,627,329 40,972,865
Diluted 42,482,719 42,201,068
     
  Three Months Ended April 30,
  2011 2010
Operating segment information: --    
Net sales:    
Flight Support Group $133,804,000 $103,043,000
Electronic Technologies Group 51,372,000 51,066,000
Intersegment sales (690,000) (264,000)
  $184,486,000 $153,845,000
     
Operating income:    
Flight Support Group $23,405,000 $16,055,000
Electronic Technologies Group 13,645,000 13,593,000
Other, primarily corporate (4,137,000) (3,691,000)
  $32,913,000 $25,957,000
       
       
HEICO CORPORATION      
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)      
       
  Six Months Ended April 30,
  2011   2010
Net sales $358,705,000   $289,380,000
Cost of sales 228,408,000   185,634,000
Selling, general and administrative expenses 65,012,000   53,245,000
Operating income 65,285,000   50,501,000
Interest expense (92,000)   (286,000)
Other income  206,000   423,000
Income before income taxes and noncontrolling interests 65,399,000   50,638,000
Income tax expense 20,750,000   17,700,000
Net income from consolidated operations 44,649,000   32,938,000
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 10,745,000   8,572,000
Net income attributable to HEICO $33,904,000 (b) $24,366,000
       
Net income per share attributable to HEICO shareholders: (a)     
Basic $.82 (b) $.60
Diluted $.80 (b) $.58
       
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding: (a)     
Basic 41,493,461   40,913,676
Diluted 42,433,999   42,164,233
       
  Six Months Ended April 30,
  2011   2010
Operating segment information: --      
Net sales:      
Flight Support Group $254,445,000   $196,822,000
Electronic Technologies Group 105,311,000   93,124,000
Intersegment sales (1,051,000)   (566,000)
  $358,705,000   $289,380,000
       
Operating income:      
Flight Support Group $43,834,000   $32,775,000
Electronic Technologies Group 29,183,000   24,763,000
Other, primarily corporate (7,732,000)   (7,037,000)
  $65,285,000   $50,501,000

HEICO CORPORATION

Footnotes to Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

                                   

(a)      All share and per share information has been adjusted retrospectively to reflect a 5-for-4 stock split effected in April 2011.

(b)     In December 2010, Section 41 of the Internal Revenue Code, "Credit for Increasing Research Activities," was retroactively extended for two years to cover the period from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011. As a result, we recognized an income tax credit for qualified research and development activities for the last ten months of fiscal 2010 in the first quarter of fiscal 2011. The tax credit, net of expenses, increased net income attributable to HEICO by approximately $.8 million, or $.02 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.

 

HEICO CORPORATION    
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)    
     
  April 30, 2011 October 31, 2010
Cash and cash equivalents $7,760,000 $6,543,000
Accounts receivable, net 100,569,000 91,815,000
Inventories, net 153,676,000 138,215,000
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 26,221,000 22,676,000
Total current assets 288,226,000 259,249,000
Property, plant and equipment, net 57,759,000 59,003,000
Goodwill 391,339,000 385,016,000
Other assets 97,583,000 78,375,000
Total assets $834,907,000 $781,643,000
     
Current maturities of long-term debt $50,000 $148,000
Other current liabilities 90,300,000 81,684,000
Total current liabilities 90,350,000 81,832,000
Long-term debt, net of current maturities 7,055,000 14,073,000
Deferred income taxes 45,695,000 45,308,000
Other non-current liabilities 38,370,000 30,556,000
Total liabilities 181,470,000 171,769,000
Redeemable noncontrolling interests 53,955,000 55,048,000
Shareholders' equity 599,482,000 554,826,000
Total liabilities and equity $834,907,000 $781,643,000
     
     
HEICO CORPORATION    
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)    
     
  Six Months Ended April 30, 
  2011 2010
Operating Activities:    
Net income from consolidated operations $44,649,000 $32,938,000
Depreciation and amortization 8,891,000 8,878,000
Deferred income tax provision 242,000 610,000
Tax benefit from stock option exercises 7,718,000 952,000
Excess tax benefit from stock option exercises (6,358,000) (670,000)
Stock option compensation expense 1,128,000 610,000
(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable (3,597,000) 1,863,000
Increase in inventories (6,153,000) (184,000)
Increase (decrease) in current liabilities 7,135,000 (3,552,000)
Other (2,574,000) (1,182,000)
Net cash provided by operating activities 51,081,000 40,263,000
     
Investing Activities:    
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (27,936,000) (36,189,000)
Capital expenditures (3,845,000) (4,600,000)
Other 3,000 (2,000)
Net cash used in investing activities (31,778,000) (40,791,000)
     
Financing Activities:    
(Payments) borrowings on revolving credit facility, net (7,000,000) 9,000,000
Acquisitions of noncontrolling interests  (7,241,000) (727,000)
Redemptions of common stock related to stock option exercises (5,432,000) (353,000)
Distributions to noncontrolling interests (4,450,000) (4,446,000)
Cash dividends paid (2,092,000) (1,638,000)
Excess tax benefit from stock option exercises 6,358,000 670,000
Proceeds from stock option exercises 1,806,000 1,385,000
Other (125,000) (102,000)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (18,176,000) 3,789,000
     
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 90,000 97,000
     
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 1,217,000 3,358,000
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 6,543,000 7,167,000
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $7,760,000 $10,525,000
CONTACT: Thomas S. Irwin (954) 987-4000 ext. 7560
         Victor H. Mendelson (305) 374-1745 ext. 7590

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